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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

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    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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  • February 7, 2012

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    Telefund: a blue ribbon year (Thank you, donors)

    Students, faculty and staff pitched in to pull in $108,274 during this year's Telefund. Students - at least 233 of them - called alumni and wrote cards to those they couldn't reach by phone. Nearly 40 faculty and staff showed up to assist and support the students. Last year's effort raised just over $100,000. The […]

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  • January 24, 2012

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    Lindshield studies foods, dietary supplements that may reduce risk of prostate cancer

    Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition, is helping men make more informed diet decisions by studying foods and dietary supplements that may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among men in the United States. "I'm interested in researching ways to prevent prostate cancer […]

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  • January 10, 2012

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    Team to develop, field test micronutrient-fortified food aid for Tanzania with $3 million from USDA

    A team from K-State will receive the largest award in an $8.5 million project under the Micronutrient-Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot Program. The group will develop and field test novel, extruded, high-protein, sorghum-based micronutrient-fortified blended foods that can be used for nutritional aid programs in Tanzania. Principal investigators for the 3-year $3 million pilot are: […]

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  • December 1, 2011

    Melgarejo research with canine peptides leads to university's newest patent

    A discovery by a Kansas State University research team could mean a longer and healthier life for man's best friend and perhaps man himself. University researchers Tonatiuh Melgarejo, an associate professor of human nutrition; Frank Blecha, distinguished professor of immunophysiology; and Yongming Sang and Maria Ortega, former postdoctoral fellows, isolated and characterized a natural antimicrobial […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Omicron Nu inducts 61 students

    The K-State chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, a national honor society for human ecology students, has 61 new members. The society recognizes graduate and undergraduate students for outstanding achievements in areas of research, leadership and scholarship. Members are selected based upon demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Research hopes to prevent obesity by reaching parents, children through day care

    A K-State research group is jumping ahead to improve nutrition and physical activity among young children and prevent childhood obesity. The researchers, led by David Dzewaltowski, professor and kinesiology department head, include Bronwyn Fees, associate professor of family studies and human services, and Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professor of human nutrition. They have developed a program […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    CHE leads All-University Campaign giving…again

    College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gave to the All-University Campaign in record numbers this year, out pacing any other academic unit on campus with 78 percent participation. The college was the leader last year, too, with 71 percent participation. Two departments had 100 percent participation: Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and Apparel Textiles & […]

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  • September 30, 2011

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    College breaks enrollment record

    The College of Human Ecology set a record with 2,479 students this fall compared to 2,419 students in 2010. The university also has recorded its best enrollment, according to 20th-day figures announced by the Kansas Board of Regents. A record-breaking 23,863 students are attending K-State both on and off campus, up from 23,588 last year. […]

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