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Welcome to the College of Human Ecology

In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE.

We want to welcome you to the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, whether you are a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of the college is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition. This knowledge advances professions, human services, public policy, business and industry.

College News

  • September 23, 2016

    Interior design program ranked 6th in the U.S.

    K-State's interior design program in the College of Human Ecology is ranked 6th (top 4%) in the United States by DesignIntelligence. The program is the only four-year interior design program in Kansas with accreditation by the Council on Interior Design Accreditation. The interior design program has a strong reputation for producing graduates ready to enter […]

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  • September 21, 2016

    Day and Orthel publish open access paper on student design process

    In utilizing the forward-thinking open access paper concept, two interior design faculty have published a detailed paper about the role process plays in how students learn to design. The paper, "Process beyond drawing: a case study exploring ideation for teaching design," is available online with Sage Publications. Julia Day and Bryan Orthel, both assistant professors […]

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  • September 20, 2016

    Kinesiology doctoral student earns 2016 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards

    By Kelsey Peterson MANHATTAN — Outstanding achievements in their academic work and scholarship has earned three Kansas State University doctoral students awards from the university's highest-ranking professors. The winners of the University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awardswill be recognized a ceremony Sept. 20. Recipients are Stephanie Kurti, doctoral student in kinesiology, Naperville, Illinois, who receives $5,000; and […]

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  • September 20, 2016

    K-State faculty member hosts webinar about safe food handling

    In researching consumer purchasing, handling, storing and cooking of poultry and raw eggs, Edgar Chamber IV and Sandria Godwin have found that if consumers focus on two preventative measures, they will keep themselves much safer. Chambers, a university distinguished professor in the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department at K-State and Godwin, professor in the […]

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