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K-State in the news today

Read some of today's top stories mentioning Kansas State University. Download an Excel file (xls) with all of the day's news stories. 

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Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

National/International

Why future homes could be made of living fungus
1/15/21 Phys.org
One of the few other people who have explored working with fungi in construction is Jonathan Dessi Olive at Kansas State University in the US. He says that working with living mycelium is a very interesting new idea because it offers the possibility of the building being able to heal itself. 

Local civil rights icon shares his experience with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1/18/21 ABC 27
Homer Floyd spent 41 years with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. On Jan. 18, 1968, he was part of a panel discussion at Kansas State University regarding race and inequality at the university.

Regional/State

*K-State encourages students, staff to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine
1/15/21 WIBW
Kansas State University is encouraging students, staff and faculty who live in Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie counties to complete the COVID-19 vaccine request forms for their respective counties.

Man recalls Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at K-State
1/18/21 KSNT
On January 19, 1968, King spoke at Kansas State University. 

Local

SCHOOL NOTEBOOK | K-State Rodeo canceled because of pandemic
1/15/21 Manhattan Mercury 
The 2021 K-State Rodeo has been canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions.

*Large appointed acting deputy general counsel for K-State
1/15/21 Manhattan Mercury 
Robert Large, an experienced higher education attorney, has been appointed acting deputy general counsel for Kansas State University.

 

 *Note: Asterisks indicate clips that resulted from recent news releases or pitches from Communications and Marketing