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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

  • December 18, 2014

    It's beginning to look a lot like... winter break

    A few of the splendid students in the College of Human Ecology with Dean John Buckwalter (in hat).

    Justin Hall is clearing out. Faculty members are monitoring finals, grading papers and filing grades. Except for a few huddled over notes studying or spread out in a conference room, making last-minute adjustments to projects, students are taking their last tests of the semester. Residence halls close on Saturday, Dec. 20. The university is closed […]

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  • December 17, 2014

    Don't confuse more gifts for children with more love, Fees advises

    Bronwyn Fees

    The best gift parents can give their children for Christmas may be helping them understand less can be more, according to Bronwyn Fees, an associate professor of family studies and human services in the College of Human Ecology who specializes in child development and early education. Her advice on what gifts are best to give […]

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  • December 12, 2014

    FSHS distance student earns top essay award

    Rebecca Sombatchareum

    Rebecca Sombatchareun, Pleasanton, describes herself as a mom, a daughter and a K-Stater with a passion for helping families. A nontraditional Kansas State University student, Sombatchareun is an example of the sandwich generation. She graduates Saturday with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services, all while balancing education with her duties as a […]

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  • December 11, 2014

    Human ecology professor's legacy lives on through Consumer Movement Archives

    Richard L. D. Morse, author of more than 110 professional publications

    Washington Post Writers Group columnist Jane Bryant Quinn once wrote, "On the Washington Mall, savers should erect a statue to Richard L. D. Morse, professor emeritus of Kansas State University." Morse endeavored to protect consumer rights for more than 50 years. Thanks to the Consumer Movement Archives (CMA) Research Award, a new generation of scholars […]

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