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K-State Sesquicentennial

Kick off K-State's 150th Anniversary

Kansas State University celebrated its sesquicentennial Feb. 14 with a kickoff event looking back at 150 years of colleges, academic departments and other facets of university life — topped off with the university's signature Call Hall ice cream and birthday cake.

The kickoff event was 1 to 7 p.m. in Ahearn Field House and included music from university groups and displays about the university's history. The party included a treat from the Call Hall dairy bar, home to university-made ice cream. Named "Wildcat Birthday 150," the flavor is a cake batter-based ice cream with chunks of birthday cake, topped with royal purple sprinkles.

Other weekend events included the 150th Gala, Founder's Day on the basketball court, and arts celebration with Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett.

Watch the video below to view the festivities.

Kickoff photo gallery

Purple Rein

"Wildcat Engineering" and "The Purple Force" from the March of the Wildcats exhibition. View the full Kickoff event gallery.