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  • October 18, 2016


    College of Human Ecology celebrates eight alumni and friends with luncheon and awards

    A university president, a luxury wedding planner and a physician for K-State Wildcat football are among those being recognized at the College of Human Ecology's annual Celebration of Excellence at Kansas State University. For 2016, eight honorees were selected across disciplines for their contribution to the college, devotion to their area of specialization and the difference […]

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  • September 19, 2016

    Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs graduates 200th participant

    The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs hosted the 200th child nutrition professional at its Serving up Science: The Path to Safe Food in Schools program in early August. The program is represented by alumni in 48 states: 127 professionals from school districts, 67 professionals from child nutrition state agencies and […]

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  • September 15, 2016

    Roberts and Malek elected to international association for hospitality educators

    Two hospitality management faculty were nominated and elected to the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education's Central Federation board at the council's 2016 annual conference. Kevin Roberts, associate professor and interim department head of hospitality management, was elected the director of education and Kristin Malek, assistant professor of hospitality management, was elected director […]

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  • September 13, 2016

    Malek named trailblazer in the meetings industry

    Kristin Malek, assistant professor in the hospitality management department, was named one of 2016's top 20 industry agents of change by Meetings Today. This nod celebrates her as the only trendsetter in an actual academic unit at a major university and notes her role as a preeminent educator in the meetings industry. Malek's experience as […]

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  • September 12, 2016

    Owner of Chick-fil-A speaks at first lecture in the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series today

    David Hamel, owner and operator of the Manhattan Chick-fil-A, will present the first of three lectures as part of the fall 2016 Entrepreneurship Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in 109 Justin Hall. Hamel, a K-State alumni and a former wildcat football player, will speak about his journey to Chick-fil-A and how he moved through […]

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  • August 8, 2016

    Hospitality Management faculty present research at national conferences in Texas

    Faculty in the hospitality management department in the College of Human Ecology presented papers and poster sessions at two national conferences in July. At the July 2016 International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators Conference in Grapevine, Texas, faculty and student presented three posters and served on a panel: • Bongsug Chae, professor of management; Junehee Kwon, associate professor […]

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  • August 1, 2016

    Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs faculty and staff present at national conferences

    Research team members and affiliated faculty with the K-State's Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs in the College of Human Ecologypresented papers and poster sessions at two national conferences in July. The following researchers presented at the July 2016 School Nutrition Association's national conference in San Antonio, Texas: • Kevin Sauer, associate professor […]

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  • July 25, 2016

    Hospitality management professor of practice joins K-State Olathe

    By Greg Tammen OLATHE — Jim Storey is joining Kansas State University Olathe as a professor of practice in hospitality management, effective July 18. In the position, Storey will instruct hospitality management courses as well as coordinate resources and expertise between Kansas State University's hospitality management department, K-State Olathe and Johnson County Community College. He will […]

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  • July 13, 2016

    Farris joins hospitality management department as student services coordinator

    Kelli Farris has joined the Department of Hospitality Management as the student services coordinator. She will serve as the primary academic advisor for undergraduates in the hospitality management program. Additionally, Farris will be teaching HM 011: Orientation to Hospitality Management, and coordinating the Hospitality Management Ambassador activities and white tent events. Farris earned her bachelor’s degree in […]

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  • June 22, 2016

    Roberts named interim hospitality management department head

    Kevin Roberts, associate professor, director of the undergraduate program in hospitality management, and director of the Center for Excellence for Food Safety Research in Childhood Nutrition Programs, has been named interim head of the department of hospitality management. John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology, announced Roberts' appointment on June 21. "Dr. Roberts will bring expertise and […]

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