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K-State Today

February 14, 2013

The sesquicentennial kickoff is here!

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Today marks the start of Kansas State University's 150th birthday. Join your fellow K-State family members in Ahearn Field House from 1 to 7 p.m. 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. Named "Wildcat Birthday 150," the flavor is a cake batter-based ice cream with chunks of birthday cake, topped with royal purple sprinkles.

Remember that parking near Ahearn Field House will be limited. Shuttle service will run between the east parking lot (northeast corner) of Bill Snyder Family Stadium and Ahearn Field House every half hour from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Want to celebrate but can't make it in person? The kickoff will be shown live at 4 p.m. online at http://www.k-state.edu/150/ and on K-StateHD.TV at http://www.k-state.edu/tv/.

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.