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  • March 6, 2012

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    Shugart lecturer to look at future trends in onsite food service industry

    What does the future hold for the school cafeteria, college food services, the executive dining room and other segments of the noncommercial food service industry? That topic will be explored by John Lawn, editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Food Management magazine, at the 38th Grace M. Shugart Lecture. Lawn will present "The Future of Noncommercial […]

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  • February 28, 2012

    Mary Molt awarded prestigious Silver Plate

    Mary Molt will receive one of the food service industry’s most prestigious honors May 7 at the 58th annual Gold and Silver Plate Awards Celebration in Chicago. The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association bestows Silver Plate awards annually to those who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to food service operations. Molt, an assistant professor in […]

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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 17, 2012


    Material researcher Hurd tapped as alumni fellow; Dietetics grad fellow for DCE

    K-State will honor two graduates from the College of Human Ecology next week as 2012 Alumni Fellows. Rebecca Pirkl Hurd, the college’s fellow, is a senior material researcher in apparel innovation for Nike. She received a M.S. in apparel and textiles in 1986. Kristine M. Smith, the director of Nutrition Services at Neighborhood House Association […]

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  • February 8, 2012

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    Culinary workshop to focus on regions of Mexico Feb. 23, 24

    Chef Taji Marie will showcase the regional diversity of Mexican cuisine on Feb. 23 and 24 at  the annual Culinary Enhancement Workshop on campus. The theme of the workshop is "Authentic Flavors from the Regions of Mexico." Marie is the owner and executive chef of Simple Gourmet in Los Angeles, Calif., and has worked as […]

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  • February 7, 2012


    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 12, 2012

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    Whitehair researches ways to decrease food waste at university dining center

    To decrease food waste, hold the trays and add posters. That's what Kelly Whitehair found while researching food disposed by students at Kansas State University's Van Zile Dining Center. She is an assistant director at the dining center and a December 2011 doctoral graduate in hospitality management and dietetics. After posters reminded students about food […]

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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

    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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  • November 10, 2011

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    Student group event pairs beverages with 'Babette's Feast'

    A wine tasting pairs with a showing of the acclaimed film “Babette’s Feast” in an event on Sunday, Nov. 13 sponsored by the K-State student chapter of Professional Convention Management Association and Friends of the Beach Museum of Art. The film will be presented at 3:30 p.m. at the museum. The film is free, but […]

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