Join K-State Libraries in Hale Library’s fifth floor to view the new exhibit, “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968.”
The exhibit uses items from university archives in the Morse Department of Special Collections to illustrate the various events of that tumultuous year. The installation also features loans from K-State’s Historical Costume and Textile Museum and from Ralph and Mary Ellen Titus.
During the 1960s, activism and antiestablishment sentiment swept college campuses, and K-State was no exception. Major issues included the Vietnam War, civil rights, Black Power, second-wave feminism, changing sexual mores and student empowerment.
From campus visits by Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the mysterious fire that destroyed Nichols Gym, the exhibit explores how national issues played out here in Manhattan, Kansas, alongside traditional university activities.
The co-curators of the exhibit are Cliff Hight, university archivist, and Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton, academic services librarians. “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968” will run through October 18, 2018.
Event Type: Exhibition
Sponsors: Accounting, Department of , K-State Libraries
Contact: Cliff Hight, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-3420
The Friends of the Libraries presents Jazz in June: The KSU Faculty Jazztet.
The annual jazz concert with the K-State Faculty Jazztet features Kurt Gartner, drums; Wayne Goins, guitar; Paul Hunt, trombone; Tod Kerstetter, clarinet; and Jeffery Utter, bass. They will be joined for the fifth straight year by Beau Thomas Jarvis, jazz pianist.
Individual concert tickets are $35. Student concert tickets are $10.
Event Type: Arts
Sponsors: Friends of the K-State Libraries
Cost: $10- $35
Contact: Darchelle Martin, email@example.com, 785-532-7442