Winter cold front brings concern for campus, student safety

Many precautions are taken in and around the Kansas State campus to enhance the safety of students and Manhattanites.

Film festival organizers believe pandemic restraints will offer creative opportunities

The annual 48-Hour Film challenge will take place virtually this year, but that doesn't mean content quality will suffer.

University begins search for student ombudsperson

This is part of the 11-step action plan implemented last summer.

Student senate creates Tuition Enhancement Committee, approves new attorney general

The committee members will work to allocate approximately $700,000 of funding to help implement new programs or initiatives to benefit the student body.

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Dowd, Koger advocate approachable leadership, comprehensive mental health programs

The duo aims to collect 158 — the number of years since the founding of Kansas State — ideas from students to further improve experiences at the university.

MEET THE CANDIDATES: Kulkarni, Billman aim to grow student inclusivity, campus relationship

Vedant Kulkarni and Maggie Billman aim to better the lives of students through student success, financial stability and campus access as student body president and vice president.

Photo services offers drop-in portraits for students, faculty

Photo services provides their drop-in photo service every first and third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Dole Hall.

Vaccination distribution added to university gating criteria for spring

Kansas State continues to follow the same gating criteria as last semester. This includes following state and local orders, monitoring positive case counts, hospital capacity, among other metrics.

Campus Police Activity: Jan. 19 to Jan. 31

Kansas State Police responded to multiple thefts and criminal damages under $1,500, driving with a canceled, revoked or suspended license, driving under the influence, failure to stop at accident, aggravated battery and minor in possession of alcohol.

Spring EWAW kits feature masks, available on Feb. 8

This semester, the kits feature two masks, two hand sanitizers, a hand sanitizer carrier, an ear saver and a drawstring bag.

Myers, Taber hold town hall to discuss campus COVID-19 updates, budget

Friday morning, President Richard Myers and Provost Charles Taber held a virtual town hall meeting for faculty to openly discuss Kansas State University's budget situation, along with the latest campus update of COVID-19 from Dr. Kyle Goerl.

Some entities remain operational during two-week online session

The student service entities will follow similar safety protocols as the fall semester — social distancing and face coverings — and will have adjusted hours of operation.

COVID-19 forces cancelation of 65th annual K-State Rodeo

As part of K-State's COVID-19 mitigation measures, campus gatherings are limited to 50 people, but over 400 people from across Kansas and Oklahoma participate in the rodeo annually — not to mention the thousands of spectators the rodeo attracts annually.

University carries fall COVID-19 campus policies into spring semester, expands testing capacity

Thomas Lane, vice president of student life and dean of students, said in terms of policies, the university is staying with what they know works.

Campus Police Activity: Dec. 7 to Jan. 18

Kansas State Police responded to multiple thefts and criminal damages under $1,500, driving with a canceled, revoked or suspended license, two-vehicle, non-injury accidents, possession of drug paraphernalia and a vehicle vs. pedestrian injury accident.

K-State expands on-campus COVID-19 testing for spring semester

As the spring semester gets underway, Kansas State makes efforts to expand its on-campus, asymptomatic testing to include locations across campus.

K-State will distribute vaccines, but timeline remains uncertain

When vaccines will come and the amount that will come is unknown at this time.

Hale, Hale, Hale: Library prepares to reopen

The May 22, 2018 fire caused extensive water and smoke damage to the building, the furniture and books housed within.

University officials discuss possible remote start for spring semester

There is no deadline for the decision, but Provost Charles Taber said in an email a decision will be made soon.