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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

  • January 25, 2017

    Sauer and Joyce recognized with Bedford awards

    The College of Human Ecology recognizes Kevin Sauer, associate professor, and Jillian Joyce, doctoral student, both in the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department, with 2016 Bedford awards. Sauer was selected to receive the 2016 Mary Ruth Bedford Distinguished Faculty Award and Joyce was selected to receive the 2016 Mary Ruth Bedford Graduate Teaching Assistant […]

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  • January 24, 2017

    Participants needed for infant research study including play session, infant eye tracking

    By Erin Schwant The Infant Language and Learning Lab in the early childhood unit of the School of Family Studies and Human Services seeks participants who are between 19 to 23 weeks — or between 5-6 months — of age, weighed between 5-10 pounds at birth and were born between 37-41 weeks gestation. The purpose […]

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  • January 20, 2017

    Students and faculty from the hospitality management department present at graduate student conference

    Ten doctoral students and three graduate faculty members from K-State's hospitality management department attended the 22nd Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism Jan. 4-7 in Houston, Texas. Graduate student attendees and presenters included: Michelle Alcorn, Basem Boutros, Hyeong Jin Jeon, Juhyun Kang, Woohyuk Kim, Xiaoye Li, Hyung Hwa Oh, Eunhye Park, […]

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  • January 19, 2017

    Kristin Malek studies fair and festival food safety

    Eating is a popular activity at the thousands of fairs and festivals that take place in the United States each year. Factors such as outdoor locations, insufficient temperature control, unsanitary practices of food handlers, and the frequent presence of animals make food safety a potential problem at these events, but little research has been done […]

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