Hays-Memorial Rose Garden

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Fort Hays State University Campus - West of Picken Hall, 600 Park, Hays, KS 67601
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Located on the west side of Picken Hall on the campus of Fort Hays State University is a beautiful rose garden. Funded by a bequest from Jean Stouffer, former associate dean of students, 1955-76, a garden of more than 300 fragrant rose bushes was planted on the west side of Picken Hall to replace a similar garden that existed before the flood dike was built along the border of the campus. The stone marker from the earlier rose garden was placed in the new one. Near the rose garden is the Dick Heil Memorial Butterfly Garden. It is located on the north side of Martin Allen Hall, which is just to the northwest of Picken Hall. Dr. Richard Heil was the former chair of the Department of Political Science and Justice Studies and professor of political science at FHSU for more than 40 years. He retired from the university in 2006 and shortly afterwards moved to the Kansas City area. Dr. Heil was an active volunteer with the Hays Optimist Club for the last 10 years he resided in Hays. He died at the age of 68 on October 31, 2009, and the dedication of this garden took place on the first anniversary of his death. Friends, FHSU staff and members of the community turned out for the dedication ceremony on Sunday October 31, 2010.

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Meeting Rooms
  • Description Meeting space for up to 500 available at Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union. Food catered by Chartwell's. Choice of 11 meeting rooms of various sizes.
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  • Number of Rooms 11
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State Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 560
  • Banquet Capacity: 10
Prairie Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 486
  • Height: 11
  • Banquet Capacity: 12
Pioneer Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 588
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 55
  • Classroom Capacity: 24
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
Trails Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 990
  • Height: 11
  • Theater Capacity: 60
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
Stouffer Lounge
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1100
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 72
Black and Gold Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2080
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 25
  • Theater Capacity: 220
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
Cavalry Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 380
  • Banquet Capacity: 10
Sunflower Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 560
  • Banquet Capacity: 36
Smoky Hill Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 596
  • Height: 9
  • Banquet Capacity: 14
Meadowlark Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 272
  • Height: 9
  • Theater Capacity: 16
Fort Hays Ballroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7490
  • Height: 14
  • Booth Capacity: 45
  • Theater Capacity: 497
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 424
  • Reception Capacity: 497
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