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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

  • October 10, 2014

    Mailey's research finds dads - not just moms - deal with guilt, time issues over exercise

    Emily Mailey

    Some fathers are exercising their emotions as much as mothers when balancing fitness and family, according to Emily Mailey, assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology. She researched working parents' struggles in establishing an exercise program in the study "Physical activity barriers and facilitators among working mothers and fathers," published in BioMed […]

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  • October 9, 2014

    College welcomes record 3,093 students

    Both Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology broke enrollment records this fall. The college recorded 3,093 graduate and undergraduate students, up from 2,856 in 2013. As of Sept. 20, 24,776 students make up the largest enrollment in the university's 151-year history. The Manhattan campus has 185 more students than it did last […]

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  • October 3, 2014

    Discovery Center exhibit features costume museum garments from 1917-1963

    The "flapper" of the Roaring '20s dressed radically different than society had witnessed before.

    A flapper dress in startling red and a child’s dress sewn from chicken feed sacks illustrate the swing from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression. Both are part of Flint Hills Forces II: Our Town, Our Fort, Our University 1917 – 1963, an exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. The College […]

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  • September 29, 2014

    MFT student Cafferky receives graduate student award for research

    A marriage and family therapy doctoral student was one of three receiving the 2014 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards. Bryan Cafferky, doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, was awarded $2,500. The award recognizes students who have shown outstanding achievement in scholarship through publications and other accomplishments appropriate for his or her academic field. […]

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