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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 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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  • September 15, 2014

    Pink Lady, portrait of 1918 grad, to be welcomed in Justin Hall Tuesday

    Detail from "Pink Lady"

    Bella Nelson Baldwin earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from Kansas State University in 1918. Now, in the form of a portrait painted in 1922 by Viola Helen Anderson, she is returning. The large portrait, Pink Lady, was purchased with a gift from her son, John Baldwin. It will be hung in Justin […]

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  • September 2, 2014

    Heinrich earns NIH grant to investigate high-intensity functional training in Army personnel

    Katie Heinrich

    Katie Heinrich, assistant professor of kinesiology, has been awarded an investigator-initiated grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for more than $2.52 million. The purpose of the study is to test the effects of high-intensity functional training compared to usual Army physical readiness training on changes […]

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  • 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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