Before you hit snooze, be grateful a Wildcat woke up to smell the coffee.
General Electric recruited Herbert Dimond out of Kansas State University to work on top-secret World War II projects. But he never forgot one thing that was no secret on campus: the value of an extra few minutes of sleep. So he also invented the snooze alarm, introduced by GE in 1956. It has occupied hallowed ground in dorm rooms ever since.< back to video
Our next big breakthrough: reaching the Top 50.
For nearly 150 years, the mission of Kansas State University has been to foster excellence. The tradition continues with K-State 2025, a commitment to become one of the nation's top 50 public research universities. Our research dollars, endowment, CAREER Award winners and patents are growing to match our internationally recognized programs and research. And we won't stop until we break through.< back to video
He turned a world
of tragedy into a
When a series of explosions rocked a grain elevator he was inspecting, Kansas State alumnus Kevin Saunders was launched into a parking lot more than 300 feet away. His body was broken, but his spirit was resilient. Defying all odds, Kevin transformed himself into the World's Greatest Wheelchair Athlete, a sought-after motivational speaker, and an inspiration to us all.< back to video
When the Wabash
rose from the ashes,
the crowd went wild.
It was the day the music nearly died. Little remained after a 1968 fire roared through Nichols Hall. But the Wildcat band was undaunted. Using the only sheet music that survived, they pumped up the home basketball crowd with a rousing rendition of "Wabash Cannonball." To this day, the jingle, the rumble and the roar still bring fans to their feet.< back to video
Consider this a course in Philanthropy 101.
In Manhattan, campus pride starts with students helping students. That's the objective of K-State Proud, a student-led campaign that raised more than $550,000 to help those among them who need it the most. This nationally recognized fundraising campaign is just one more example of how the K-State family treats one another like, well, family.< back to video
His recent class attendance just hit
More than 4.5 million YouTube viewers have already witnessed how anthropologist Michael Wesch and his students are transforming higher education through the power of technology. Superstar professors like Wesch are proof that a teaching revolution can start in a single classroom. And they're the reason why Kansas State ranks first among all public research universities for U.S. CASE/Carnegie Professors of the Year.< back to video