Fort Hays State University will begin generating most of its electricity from wind turbines by the end of the summer.
After more than six years of planning and a $9 million investment, work crews are installing two 400-foot wind turbines at the university in Hays. Crews started installing the first turbine last week.
Fort Hays President Edward Hammond says the turbines should be operational by Aug. 1.
Students at the state's six universities will pay more for room and board next year.
The Kansas Board of Regents approved rate increases for all six state schools Wednesday.
Wichita State students will see 3.5% increase in their room and board.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that increases are needed to cover rising operating expenses and to continue making facilities improvements.
Emporia State students will see the highest increase--3.7 percent--and Fort Hays State students will only pay a little over 1% more for room and board.