Photos: Union Renovation Groundbreaking

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K-State Students and Manhattan residents gathered on Bosco Plaza in front of the Student Union Wednesday afternoon to celebrate and mark the official commencement of the renovations to the Union, a date that came after two and a half years of hard work by many students and campus leaders. In a referrendum in spring 2013, K-State students approved a $25 million renovation and expansion to the existing Union, which was originally built in 1956 and has had several updates since then, at a cost of $20 per student per semester. After delivering speeches putting this renovation in its historical context and expounding upon the Union’s function of enhancing the K-State community, campus and Union leaders ceremoniously turned the first dirt to commence construction. Students and Manhattan residents also enjoyed a performance by the K-State Marching Band and Call Hall ice cream.

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