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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

  • April 8, 2015

    Research seeks to understand adolescent health needs in Kansas

    Elaine Johannes

    Research at Kansas State University examined the health risks pre-teens, teens and young adults experience in Kansas to determine opportunities to improve adolescent health. Many health professionals across the United States are currently concentrating on the increased health needs of baby boomers, an aging population of individuals born in the 1940s through the 1960s. While […]

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  • April 2, 2015

    School nutrition and dietetics leader to present 41st Shugart Lecture

    Penny McConnell

    Penny McConnell, widely recognized as a national leader in school nutrition and dietetics, will present the 41st Annual Grace M. Shugart Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, on the Kansas State University Manhattan campus. The lecture in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union is free and open to the public. She is director […]

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  • April 2, 2015

    ATID sets annual symposium for April 16, 17

    The 2-day 11th annual Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Student Symposium kicks off on April 16 with the Showcase of Excellence, a juried show that includes a mounted exhibit and runway show of apparel and textile designs produced by Kansas high school and Kansas State University students. The exhibit begins at 6 p.m. at the […]

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  • March 31, 2015

    Researchers part of new grant project targeting food, physical activity systems impact on child obesity prevention

    Two Kansas State University researchers are partners with Iowa State University on a more than $2.8 million grant to advance obesity prevention research. David Dzewaltowski, professor of kinesiology, and Ric Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition, will provide leadership in community-based research design and evaluation of the evidence-based SWITCH program offered through school-wellness coalitions. The […]

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