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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  2. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing by Americans and complements Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."

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  3. Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders

    August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist introduces Jeremiah Ariaz. Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. These trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture.

    Ariaz is a Great Bend product and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University who has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image chosen as 2019 Friends of Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.

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  4. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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  5. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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Community Events

  1. Discover K-State Day

    September 20, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Berney Family Welcome Center

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from the academic colleges, Housing and Dining Services, Financial Aid, University Success Center and Current students.
    Participants will also enjoy campus tours, lunch in Kramer Dining Center, and several options for afternoon breakout sessions.
    Please note: Event registration will close 72 business hours before the event. K-State reserves the right to close registration early if an event fills to capacity prior to the deadline. Refund requests must be made prior to this deadline. In the event of inclement weather, we encourage you to check the K-State website for event updates. Events will be cancelled if K-State is closed. If an event is cancelled for any reason, we will contact you via email. We ask that you use your best judgment when choosing to travel to campus in inclement weather. If an event is cancelled, K-State will make an effort to reschedule the event transfer the registration.

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  2. Agronomy Field Day

    September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Kansas State University: North Farm

    The 2019 growing season presented many weather-related challenges to producers in Kansas and neighboring states. In response to these challenges, the focus of Kansas State University’s 2019 Agronomy Fall Field Day is ‘Building Resiliency in Agronomy.
    An overview of this year’s field day topics includes:
    Resilient soils through conservation practices – Peter Tomlinson and Carlos Boninipires
    Wheat genetics and technology – Alan Fritz
    Sorghum genetics and resiliency: Delivering traits from seed bank to seed bag – Geoffrey Morris
    Crop physiology and extreme temperatures – Krishna Jagadish
    Managing variability in the field for corn and soybeans -- Ignacio Ciampitti
    Using Mesonet and climate data for crop production in Kansas – Chip Redmond
    Please be sure to register at: or 785-532-0400.

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  3. Johnny Kaw Plaza Dedication

    September 20, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Park

    When you’ve got a 25-foot statue dedicated in City Park, you’re a pretty big deal. Such is the tribute to a Midwest legend of these parts, mighty Johnny Kaw. Some say he’s myth; whole lotta tantalizing tales about this formidable farmer, though. His deeds (Kaw spread sunflowers statewide) have grown substantially since early Kansas settlers, the legend passed down among the Kanza Indian tribe, Goodnows and original Manhattan pioneers and through to Flint Hills ranchers.
    Johnny Kaw's next celebration will surround unveiling the plaza expansion and statue refurbishment on September 20, 2019.
    Join us for this community celebration with ribbon cutting, entertainment, look-a like contest, fun run and sweet treats!

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. TransKansas Conference

    September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ First Congregational UCC

    The K-State Gender Collective, a registered departmental student organization, is helping to organize TransKansas, an annual grassroots conference and community gathering hosted by the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project. TransKansas 2019 takes place Sept. 20-21 at the First Congregational UCC, 700 Poyntz Ave. in Manhattan.
    Some of the student organization's members also are presenting and volunteering at the conference.
    Registration opens at 9:15 a.m. on both days and programming will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    The conference provides education, resources and community to trans, nonbinary, genderqueer and questioning folks, along with their families, friends and allies. All TransKansas events are free, although donations are encouraged. A small lunch and snacks will be provided both days; we encourage participants and attendees to bring a dish to share.
    For more information, visit the Facebook event page or contact Sam Sharpe at sharpes@k-stat

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. "Gloria" a Stage Reading

    September 20, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre, West Stadium, K-State University

    GLORIA by Branden Jacob-Jenkins
    A stage reading directed by current student Ian Boyd Duncan (B.A. ‘20).
    Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium
    Sept. 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
    This powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine. When an ordinary workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story elevate to disastrous heights.

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Special Events

  1. Little Apple Classic Car & Barbecue Cook Off

    September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Take part in the inaugural Little Apple Classic Car & BBQ Cook Off! Event will take place at the new Midwest Dream Car Collection on the west side of Manhattan located at 3007 Anderson Avenue. The event will consist of public events on Friday night from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    The BBQ contest will take place outside of Manhattan’s newest tourist attraction! The Midwest Dream Car Collection is just that…an eclectic dream collection of early roadsters, muscle cars and exotics from across the country. The vision of Ward and Brenda Morgan, the mission at MDCC is to share not only the collection but the stories surrounding each car’s history; where it’s been and the people who lived it. Routinely rotated, you will always see something new at MDCC.

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