MANHATTAN, KAS. — The Kansas State University Grain Science & Industry Department is celebrating its Centennial in 2010 and will host the official Centennial Celebration Weekend Oct. 1-2.

The official celebratory weekend is as follows:
Oct. 1 (Afternoon)
Centennial Student Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament, Colbert Hills, Manhattan, Kansas
Open Evening?
Oct. 2 (Morning)
Open House — Location: meet & greet at International Grains Program (IGP)
Times slots: 9-10 a.m.; 10-11 a.m.; 11 a.m.-Noon
Tour 1: IGP-BIVAP-O.H. Kruse Feed Mill/Biorefinery-Hal Ross Flour Mill
Tour 2: van shuttle to Shellenberger Hall (and back) to visit Pilot Bakery, Cereal Chemistry Labs, Classrooms, Feed Mill
Light lunch at IGP
Oct. 2 (Afternoon)
Science Forum & Posters Highlighting Research of our Faculty, Staff and Students (IGP Conference Center; 1:30-4 p.m.)

Oct. 2 (Evening)
Reception (IGP Atrium; 6-6:30 p.m.)
Banquet Dinner & Program (6:30-9 p.m.)
Invited attendees and speakers include K-State Administrators including President Schulz and other dignitaries from industry and government
Party on the IGP Patio (9 p.m.-???)
Throughout the Centennial year, the department is planning on holding a series of seminars regarding a variety of topics in the areas of grain processing, storage, baking and utilization.

The lectures yet to be held are:
May 26
Dr. Jan Delcour, Ph.D, professor, Cereal Science and Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
June 30
Dr. Vijay Singh, Ph.D, associate professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The title of the lecture is: "Current Challenges and Future Opportunities for Biorefining."
July 7
Dr. A. Dale Whittaker, associate dean, director, Academic Programs, Purdue University. The title of the lecture is: "Bullish on the Future: Why the Pipeline of Agricultural Scientists is So Critical Now."
KSU has posted a Centennial web site with information about planned events and a wealth of information about the history of the program.
For more information, go to
Soon an announcement will be made about a partnership between KSU and Sosland Publishing in relation to the Centennial Celebration.