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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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Friday, Sept. 29, 2023


Wilbur-Ellis Announces Student Teams Honored in the Second Annual Wilbur-Ellis Innovation Award
9/28/23 Yahoo! Finance
The top honor of $25,000 was presented to the Grain Science Team from Kansas State University for their proposal to increase production of perennial crops. The team made the case that perennial crops require less soil-intensive practices than annual varieties, and outlined how increasing production of perennials could promote soil health, biodiversity, carbon sequestration, water quality, and agricultural systems that can adapt better to climate change. Last year, another KSU team also took the top Innovation Award honor.


*George Takei encourages young people to be idealistic participants in politics
9/28/23 The Manhattan Mercury
Former Star Trek actor George Takei’s graphic novel “They Called Us the Enemy” was selected as the 2023 K-State First Book. He spoke at Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium about his experiences in the internment camps to promote his novel.

*K-State’s Digital Summit for Teens to provide immersive digital innovation
9/28/23 WIBW
Kansas State University’s first Digital Summit for Teens will provide next-gen higher education digital innovation.


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