Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Kansas State University and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum have signed a partnership to strengthen research opportunities between the two institutions.
The agreement was signed Tuesday by U.S. Archivist David Ferriero and Kansas State President Kirk Schulz. Elements include student internships, academic conferences, public lectures, exhibits and curriculum development.
Schulz said the partnership with the Eisenhower center, located in Abilene, fits the university's goal of becoming a top 50 research university by 2025. Kansas State and the Eisenhower center have had similar partnerships for military history and 20th century studies since 2001.
Karl Weissenbach, director of the Eisenhower Library and Museum, says the partnership will increase the center's visibility with the university community.
Eisenhower's brother Milton, 1924 Kansas State graduate, was the university's president from 1943 to 1950.