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  • December 12, 2012

    Phi Kappa Phi initiates 19 Human Ecology students

    Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, has initiated 150 new members from K-State. Those in the College of Human Ecology are:  Kelly Buckley, master's student in early childhood education; Sara Gasser, junior in interior design; Lexi Peterson, junior in communication sciences and disorders; Kelli Voelker, junior in family […]

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  • December 12, 2012

    Three faculty awarded academic excellence funds

    Provost April Mason has announced awards from the academic excellence fund from the offices of the president and provost. Twenty-six – including three from the College of Human Ecology - of the 61 submitted proposals received funding. They are: Barbara Anderson, apparel, textiles and interior design, to purchase instructional equipment; Briana Nelson Goff, Institute for […]

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  • December 7, 2012

    Colleges announces Fall 2012 Outstanding Seniors

    The College of Human Ecology has named recipients of the Outstanding Senior Awards for the fall graduating class. Here are the award winners and their programs: Carolina Holden has been named outstanding senior in apparel design. An active member of the Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance, she placed third in the K-State Project Runway competition […]

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  • November 16, 2012

    Kappa Omicron Nu taps 48 for membership

    Research, leadership and scholarship excellence has earned nearly 50 Kansas State University students membership in a national human ecology honor society. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is extended to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students must have completed 45 semester hours […]

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  • November 15, 2012

    Consumer tests completed; pets get leftovers

    The Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe recently donated nearly 8 tons of dog and cat food to local animal shelters and pet adoption agencies. The pet food was left over from a consumer study with a feed manufacturer. “We usually don't get that much; this was an unusually large test,” said Edgar […]

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  • November 6, 2012

    Olathe sponsors sensory, food science labs for secondary students

    More than 200 secondary students from the Blue Valley School District will participate in a first-of-its-kind program in food and sensory science at K-State Olathe in November and December. The program will tell students about careers in these areas, as well as enhance their knowledge of science and math. Students and sponsoring adults will participate […]

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  • October 18, 2012

    Provost names search committee for Human Ecology dean

    April Mason, provost and senior vice president, has appointed the search committee for the national search to find the next dean of human ecology. Ruth Dyer, senior vice provost for academic affairs, will chair the search committee. Mason will deliver the charge to the group this week, outlining her expectations and the search process timeline. […]

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  • October 3, 2012

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    College announces record enrollment

    As Kansas State University approaches its 150th year, the university reached another milestone: a record enrollment of 24,378. So did the College of Human Ecology, recording 2,516 students this fall compared with 2,467 in 2011. The largest enrollment in university history includes growth on all three campuses. There are 21,179 students in Manhattan, 737 in […]

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  • September 25, 2012

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    Kidd to lead new $2.5 million grant project to study, improve children's eating habits

    Many of today’s youth are overweight – or obese. And, while some are quick to blame oversized portions, fast or snack foods, and carbonated beverages, Tanda Kidd believes there’s more to it than that. “We need to look at what kids are eating – and why,” said the associate professor in human nutrition at Kansas […]

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  • September 19, 2012

    Lindshield's flexbook nominated for national people's choice award

    Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition, is gaining attention for creating a textbook replacement -- called a flexbook -- that saves students money and provides professors with teaching flexibility. His flexbook was one of three nominees for an Education-Portal.com People's Choice Award for "Most Open Resource." Instead of buying a textbook, students in Lindshield's […]

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