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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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  • May 1, 2012

    Tona 200

    College faculty honors go to Haar, Kwon, Sellers, Kozar and Melgarejo

    Virginia Moxley, dean, has announced the College of Human Ecology faculty awards for 2012.The five will be honored at graduation ceremonies May 12. Sherry Haar receives the Faculty Research Excellence Award Dr Haar, associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, is being honored or her work in natural dye and sustainable […]

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  • May 1, 2012

    Athletic training students learn in a military setting

    A new, first-of-its-kind undergraduate athletic training program in the College of Human Ecology is helping students experience a different part of the profession: working with active-duty soldiers. The university is in the first semester of a partnership between its athletic training education program and nearby Fort Riley. The partnership gives students a new kind of […]

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  • April 26, 2012

    Edgar Chambers

    Edgar Chambers to lead international standards group

    Edgar Chambers IV, distinguished professor and director of the Sensory Analysis Center, has been selected to chair the group that will develop a set of standards for the International Standards Organization’s Technical Committee on Sensory and Consumer Evaluation. The group met recently in Toulouse, France. Chambers will lead development of an international standard for advertising […]

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  • March 26, 2012

    50 students tapped for Kappa Omicron Nu honor society

    Fifty students have been selected for membership into K-State’s Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society. They are 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 and have a minimum grade point average of at least […]

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  • February 17, 2012


    Hot off the presses

    The latest issue of Focus, the annual college magazine for alumni and friends, is off the presses and being mailed this week. The 24-page publication features Jeannie Sneed, new head of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and the new Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. Other headliners are: […]

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  • February 16, 2012

    Consumer panel to taste Kansas black walnuts in Olathe’s first sensory work

    The new K-State Olathe Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research Center will conduct its first consumer test this month on a Kansas product: black walnuts. One hundred consumers will munch cookies containing different cultivars of black walnuts in sessions on Feb. 21 and 22. In blind tastings, they will rate six cultivars for flavor intensity and […]

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  • February 16, 2012

    Marianne Swaney-Stueve

    Swaney-Stueve to lead Olathe sensory center

    Marianne Swaney-Stueve has been named manager of the new K-State Olathe Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research Center, according to Edgar Chambers IV, a university distinguished professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior and director of the Sensory Analysis Center. Swaney-Stueve, research assistant professor in human nutrition, has a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and […]

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