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K-State Today

February 8, 2013

Mark your calendar: Sesquicentennial kickoff just six days away

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The start of Kansas State University's 150th birthday is less than a week away. Join your fellow K-State family members in Ahearn Field House from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, for the kickoff and grand exhibition. An official program begins at 4 p.m.

The event will include music from university groups and displays about the university's history. The party includes 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.

From 5 to 7 p.m. the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will have an opening reception for the "Museum of Wonder," an exhibition running until Oct. 13 featuring a conglomeration of university artifacts from geology, aviation, physics, agriculture and more, as well as several ethnographic objects that have never been displayed before.