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  • August 20, 2012

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    Dean Moxley to step down in 2013

    Virginia Moxley has announced that she will retire as dean of the College of Human Ecology in June 2013. Moxley has been dean since 2006. She will be on phased retirement for a year during which she will work with the Institute for Academic Alliances which she co-founded in 2004. “It has been my privilege […]

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  • July 30, 2012

    HN doctoral student studies dietary fiber intake in children

    Experts have long since determined the recommended daily amounts of certain nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, but the numbers for nutrients like fiber have proven more difficult to nail down. One researcher at Kansas State University is seeking to clear the fog, particularly when it comes to the recommended daily allowance of fiber […]

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  • July 26, 2012

    Yarrow says more using social media websites to stay healthy

    Social media websites are useful in staying in touch with friends and family, but one Kansas State University researcher believes they also may keep you healthy. Linda Yarrow, assistant professor of human nutrition and a registered and licensed dietitian, said an increasing number of individuals seeking health information are turning to websites like Facebook to […]

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  • June 28, 2012


    Going gluten-free? Read the label, Haub says

    One of the latest trends in the food market and among celebrities is going gluten-free. Snack giant Frito-Lay has announced it will introduce new gluten-free labels and products, and songster Miley Cyrus credited her recent weight loss to a gluten-free diet. Going gluten-free may be a good choice for some individuals, but that just because […]

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  • June 11, 2012

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    Melgarejo awarded $250,000 seed funds for developing antibiotics

    Tonatiuh Melgarejo, an associate professor in human nutrition at Kansas State University, has been awarded $250,000 to assist in the development of a novel class of natural antibiotics for the treatment of mastitis in dairy cattle. The award comes from the Center for Animal Health Innovation's (CAHI) Proof-of-Concept (PoC) seed funding program. As principal investigator, […]

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  • May 11, 2012

    College names 15 Outstanding Seniors

    The College of Human Ecology named 15 Outstanding Seniors at the college’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus. The students and their programs are: • Joanna Howard - apparel marketing. Joanna plans to move to New York City to start a career […]

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  • May 11, 2012

    Students earn graduation honors

    At the college graduate honors and student awards celebration Friday, May 11, students will receive summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude cords to wear at graduation the following day. Those earning summa cum laude honors graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or higher during their academic career grade at […]

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  • May 9, 2012

    CHE research grantees named

    Four research projects have been awarded funds from the College of Human Ecology, Dean Virginia Moxley announced this week. Those receiving grants and their projects are:  Joyce Baptist and Elaine Johannes, both in family studies and human services, for “Military Children: Resilience in the Face of Parental Military Deployment.” Jared Durtschi, family studies and human […]

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  • May 3, 2012

    Four earn promotions, tenure

    Four Human Ecology faculty members earned promotion and tenure this year. Promoted to full professor are Delores Chambers, human nutrition, and Weiqun "George" Wang, human nutrition. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are: Joyce Baptist, family studies and human services, and Chihyung Ok, hospitality management and dietetics. Throughout the university, 22 faculty members were […]

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  • May 2, 2012

    Levis to be graduation speaker, Nelson to represent students on dias

    Petros Levis, president of the Human Ecology Alumni Association Board and general manager of Medallion Laboratories, a Division of General Mills Inc., will keynote College of Human Ecology graduation ceremonies this year. Kelley Nelson has been selected as student commencement speaker for the May 12. She will graduate with a degree in public health nutrition. […]

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