K-State, Manhattan area briefs for March 26


Former national security advisor to give second Landon Lecture of 2014
Thomas Donilon, former national security adviser for President Barack Obama, will be the speaker for the second Landon Lecture of 2014. Donilon’s duties included overseeing the National Security Council staff, acting as chair of the cabinet-level National Security Council Principals Committee, briefing Obama on security-related issues that affect the nation and more. He resigned from his position in June 2013.

The Landon Lecture will take place on April 15 at 11:15 a.m. in McCain Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. There will be a live web broadcast on the Landon Lecture website at k-state.edu/lectures/landon/.

Citywide Spring Cleanup to begin next week
The City of Manhattan will hold their annual Spring Cleanup from March 31 to April 4. Residents are welcome to place paper bags of yard waste, such as grass clippings and leaves, by the curb to be removed by local trash contractors. Only paper bags of yard waste and separate stacks of tree limbs will be taken.
Appliances, hazardous waste and other materials will not be considered. Residents who do not have a contract for regular trash removal will not qualify for the program. Contractors participating in the Spring Cleanup include A1 Trash Service, Average Joe’s Trash Service, B & L Trash Service, Howie’s Enterprises and Joe W Mallon Trash Service.

The city will be divided into regions, each one participating in the program on a different day next week. For more information, including a map detailing which days the program will be available in each region, visit cityofmhk.com/DocumentCenter/View/23470 or contact your regular trash removal service.

RCPD and Manhattan Fire Department team up for social media event
Manhattan area residents are invited to participate in a special event on Twitter occurring Friday. The Riley County Police Department’s #TwitterCop and the Manhattan Fire Department’s tweeting Fire Fighter will be trading departments so they can tweet back and forth about their experiences while interacting with the public under the hashtag #FIRECOP. The event will run from 6 p.m. to midnight in order to help educate the public about their daily lives at work and encourage dialogue. Those interested in following or participating in the event can search for the #FIRECOP hashtag or visit RCPD’s Twitter feed @RileyCountyPD or the Manhattan Fire Department @ManhattanFD.

Three Dog Night coming to Stiefel Theatre in Salina
Tickets go on sale Friday for the classic rock band Three Dog Night at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina. Tickets start at $48 for the concert, which is scheduled for July 11 at 8 p.m.

Three Dog Night has been performing for more than 40 years, putting out three No. 1 singles, 21 consecutive Top 40 hits and 12 consecutive gold records. Some of their hit songs include “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “One” and “Celebrate.” For more information visit threedognight.com or stiefeltheatre.org.