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Wamego to host Tulip Festival this weekend
The 27th annual Tulip Festival will take place this weekend in Wamego City Park. The family-friendly event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Activities include a 5k charity race, petting zoo, climbing wall, games geared toward children and more. Vendors will be selling food, such as barbecue and funnel cakes, and locally made crafts, such as pottery, jewelry, candles, soap and art. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit visitwamego.com/things-to-do/festivals-and-events/Tulip-Festival.

American Red Cross to hold blood drive
The American Red Cross is asking students and others to donate blood at their upcoming four-day blood drive. The organization will be accepting donors from April 15-17 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union Ballroom, from 2:30-8 p.m. on the same days in Putnam Hall lobby, and on April 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

According to the American Red Cross, about 20 percent of their blood donations come from college students.

Easter Egg Roll at Eisenhower Presidential Library
The second annual Easter Egg Roll will be held at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abeline, Kan. next Saturday, April 19, from 1-3 p.m. Activities will include the egg hunt, a scavenger hunt, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit eisenhower.archives.gov.

The Graduate School announces final doctoral dissertations
The final doctoral dissertation of
Zak Ratajczak, Ecological Thresholds and Abrupt Transitions of Tallgrass Prairie to Shrublands and Woodlands,” will be held April 15 at 11 a.m. in Ackert Hall, room 242.

The final doctoral dissertation of Loai Zomlot, Handling Uncertainty in Intrusion Analysis,” will be held April 15 at 4 p.m. in Nichols Hall, room 127.

The final doctoral dissertation of Hong Geun Kim, The Roles of Transient Receptor Potential Channels in Thermostatic Behavior, in Thermal Acclimation, and in Tonic Immobility in the Red Flour Beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae),” will be held April 16 at 8:30 a.m. in Water Hall, room 137.

The final doctoral dissertation of Phillip Defoe, Urban Brownfields to Gardens: Minimizing Human Exposure to Lead and Arsenic,” will be held April 16 at 1 p.m. in Throckmorton Hall, room 2002.

The final doctoral dissertation of Wei Cao, Pump-Probe Study of Atoms and Small Molecules with Laser Driven High Order Harmonics,” will be held April 16 at 3 p.m. in Cardwell Hall, room 119.

The final doctoral dissertation of Bethany Belanger, Feasibility and Effectiveness of Healthy Menu Changes for Non-Trainee Military Dining Facilities,” will be held April 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Justin Hall, room 150.

The final doctoral dissertation of Adeyanju Adedayo, Genetic Study of Resistance to Charcoal Rot and Fusarium Stalk Rot Diseases of Sorghum,” will be held April 16 at 10 a.m. in Throckmorton Hall, room 2002.

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