Campus briefs for March 13


K-State’s graduate programs rank among best in the nation

According to a K-State news release, K-State’s College of Engineering, College of Education and College of Veterinary Medicine’s graduate programs are all ranked among the 100 best schools in their respective categories nationwide by the U.S. News and World Report.

The U.S. News and World Report ranked the College of Education No. 88, the College of Engineering No. 94, and the College of Veterinary Medicine No. 14 for 2016.

“The U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm that the College of Education, College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine have graduate programs that are respected by our peers and that our graduates are esteemed in their respective fields,” K-State President Kirk Schulz said in the news release. “These graduate programs advance a culture of excellence and help the university move forward with our goal to become a Top 50 public research university by year 2025.”

National rankings are determined by multiple factors such as national surveys, student selectivity, faculty resources and the universities’ research activity.

For 2015, the U.S. News and World Report placed the College of Education at No. 92, the College of Engineering at No. 99 and the College of Veterinary Medicine at No. 19.

K-State purchases former call center for temporary relocation, storage and extra space

According to a K-State news release, the Kansas Board of Regents approved K-State purchasing a former call center located at the Manhattan Corporate Technology Park.

K-State offered $575,000 for the building, which is 42,000 square feet on 8.75 acres.

The building was purchased to serve as a temporary location for the College of Architecture, Planning and Design while Seaton Hall undergoes renovations scheduled to begin this summer. Additionally, the former call center will also be used for storage and to help create more free space on campus.