K-State's 150th Celebration Begins on High Note

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Kansas State University celebrated its sesquicentennial Feb. 14 with a kickoff event looking back at 150 years of colleges, academic departments and other facets of university life — topped with the university's signature Call Hall ice cream and birthday cupcakes.

The kickoff event was 1 to 7 p.m. in Ahearn Field House and included music from university groups and displays about the university's history. The party included a treat from the Call Hall dairy bar, home to university-made ice cream. Named "Wildcat Birthday 150," the flavor is a cake batter-based ice cream with chunks of birthday cake, topped with royal purple sprinkles.

Other weekend events included the 150th Gala, Founder's Day on the basketball court and a performance by comedian Carol Burnett.

Watch the Feb. 14 Kickoff ceremony at Ahearn here.
Continue celebrating K-State 150th with events and activities listed here.

Photos: Matt Binter and Dave Mayes

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