“In a world focused on things, we focus first on people.”

We want to welcome you to our College, whether you're a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of K-State's College of Human Ecology 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.

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Undergraduate Students

As a student in the College of Human Ecology, you’ll get a well-rounded, broad-based education that will expand your mind, sharpen your problem-solving skills and enhance your critical thinking abilities. It will help you become someone who can thrive and contribute anywhere, anytime. You will be ready for whatever life throws at you. And employers will come after you. People who solve problems, think critically and make connections are the ones who really add to the bottom line.

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Graduate Students

The College of Human Ecology has a rich history of providing graduate students with stimulating learning experiences in classrooms, online, in laboratories and in clinical settings. Admission to graduate study in the college is competitive so we recommend early application. In addition to offering well-known and highly regarded on campus programs, the K-State College of Human Ecology is at the forefront nationally in providing online graduate learning.

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Faculty & Staff

The College of Human Ecology is committed to creating a supportive workplace for faculty and staff and to making the expertise of faculty and staff available to serve the public good. The faculty and staff directory will help you find individuals with the expertise you seek. The quick links are provided to provide a one-stop service center for faculty members who need to access University information relevant to their employment. The advisor's handbook contains the information that faculty need to guide students who are pursuing degrees in the College.

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Alumni & Friends

The College of Human Ecology takes great pride in its alumni and their accomplishments. The College is enriched by the service of alumni who serve on the College and Departmental Advisory Boards. It is the generosity of alumni and friends that provides the resources required for the College to improve its facilities, support its students, and advance its programs.

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College News

ID senior selected as student commencement speaker

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Hillary L'EcuyerHillary L’Ecuyer, a graduating senior in interior design, has been selected to represent her fellow graduates at the College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony at 4:15 p.m. May 17 in Bramlage Coliseum. L’Ecuyer, the daughter of Deanna and Dan L’Ecuyer of Morrowville, Ks., has been active in Union Program Council, iDesign, Human Ecology Council and […]

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Nelson-Goff receives public service medal from Army

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Briana Nelson-Goff, professor of family studies and human services and director of the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, was honored Monday at the K-State Alumni Center with the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award. Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, and […]

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Diane Parks selected as 2014 commencement speaker

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Diane ParksDiane Parks, vice president of sales for the nephrology business unit of Amgen, will present the commencement address for the College of Human Ecology at 4:15 p.m. May 17 in Bramlage Coliseum. A 1974 graduate in fashion merchandising, Parks received the college’s executive leadership award in 2012. She received a master’s in business administration marketing […]

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Author, percussionist to lead personhood and dementia event April 24

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Dave Roth 170x256In the book Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s, Lauren Kessler wrote about the month she spent as a caregiver at a residential Alzheimer’s facility. “Being human is more than the sum of one’s remembered past,” she claims. Kessler and Dave Roth, a musician and lobbyist for the Alzheimer’s Association, will […]

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Exercise and health sciences leader in United Kingdom named Human Ecology Alumni Fellow

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Ken FoxKenneth R. Fox, professor emeritus of exercise and health sciences at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, has been chosen as the College of Human Ecology’s alumni fellow for 2014. Fox, who has a master’s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University, has dedicated his career to research, teaching and policy development in physical activity […]

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Partnerships give liberal arts students leg up in grad school
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“Teatime to Tailgates”: A History Cookbook
It’s a book centered on Kansas State University along with the surrounding Manhattan area. Included within the history are recipes that have found their way through the times to where the community is now.
A Disconnect in Money, Logic and Emotion
A Kansas State University researcher finds arguing over money is a "top predictor" of divorce.
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Researchers settled on the key marker for identifying “workaholism,” explains Sarah Asebedo, a Kansas State University doctoral student and co-author of a study recently published in Financial Planning Review.
K-State professor's tips for resolving money woes
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Departments & Academic Units

  • The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design
  • The Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics
  • The Department of Human Nutrition
  • The School of Family Studies and Human Services

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Centers, Institutes & Outreach

  •  Stone House
  • K-State Costume and Textiles Museum
  • K-State Family Center
  • Institute for Academic Alliances

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