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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 1, 2014

    Fair time: come visit Human Ecology at K-State Day Sept. 7

    Purple pride will be on full display at the 2014 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on K-State Day, Sunday, Sept. 7. Kansas State University will be recognized as the fair's official sponsor for the day. The College of Human Ecology will take part in special outdoor exhibits near the stage by Lake Talbott and be […]

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  • August 29, 2014

    Nutrition professor leads K-State's first MOOC

    Linda Yarrow

    Linda Yarrow, assistant professor of human nutrition, led the development team for Kansas State University's first massive open online course or MOOC. She will teach the first cycle of Health and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes this fall. The free online course, offered through Kansas State University Global Campus, teaches the small, realistic changes that […]

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  • August 28, 2014

    In face of growing student debt, college researchers call for financial education for university students

    Sonya Britt

    As student debt load grows — it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren't offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. "Financial issues are one of the top reasons, if not the No. 1 reason, that […]

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  • August 27, 2014

    Human Ecology honors six professionals for "focusing first on people"

    A Western Kansas catering entrepreneur, a national leader in health care for the elderly, and a product development director for Under Armour are among the professionals to be honored Oct. 24 by the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The six honorees were selected for their outstanding contributions to their disciplines. They are […]

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