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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

  • October 24, 2014

    Poole, Musch research indicates beetroot beneficial to athletes, heart failure patients

    Football teams are claiming it improves their athletic performance, and according to research from Kansas State University, it also benefits heart failure patients. The special ingredient: beetroot. Recently, the Auburn University football team revealed its pregame ritual of taking beetroot concentrate, or beet juice, before each game. The juice may have contributed to the team's […]

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  • October 23, 2014

    Award winners, advisory board gather for Celebration of Excellence

    The College of Human Ecology kicks off the annual Celebration of Excellence tonight by honoring six K-State alumni who have contributed significantly to their professions. Human ecology alumni advisory board members and faculty hosts also will attend the dinner and awards presentation in Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall. On Friday, honorees will meet with students and […]

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  • October 10, 2014

    Mailey's research finds dads - not just moms - deal with guilt, time issues over exercise

    Emily Mailey

    Some fathers are exercising their emotions as much as mothers when balancing fitness and family, according to Emily Mailey, assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology. She researched working parents' struggles in establishing an exercise program in the study "Physical activity barriers and facilitators among working mothers and fathers," published in BioMed […]

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  • October 9, 2014

    College welcomes record 3,093 students

    Both Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology broke enrollment records this fall. The college recorded 3,093 graduate and undergraduate students, up from 2,856 in 2013. As of Sept. 20, 24,776 students make up the largest enrollment in the university's 151-year history. The Manhattan campus has 185 more students than it did last […]

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