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Kansas State-Salina seeking new name

September 17, 2015

— Kansas State University wants to change the name of its Salina campus.

The university asked Wednesday to name the Salina campus Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus.

The Salina Journal reports the new name would emphasize the campus' concentration on technical arts and applied sciences.

The proposal was heard by the provosts of the seven state universities. The Council of Chief Academic Officers will make a recommendation to the Council of Presidents, which will in turn make a recommendation to the Board of Regents. The state Legislature also might have to approve the name change because the current name is included in state statutes.

The university also wants to merge the departments of aviation, engineering technology, and arts, sciences and business into a School of Integrated Studies in Salina.

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