“In a world focused on things, we focus first on people.”

We want to welcome you to our College, whether you're a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of K-State's College of Human Ecology 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.

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Undergraduate Students

As a student in the College of Human Ecology, you’ll get a well-rounded, broad-based education that will expand your mind, sharpen your problem-solving skills and enhance your critical thinking abilities. It will help you become someone who can thrive and contribute anywhere, anytime. You will be ready for whatever life throws at you. And employers will come after you. People who solve problems, think critically and make connections are the ones who really add to the bottom line.

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Graduate Students

The College of Human Ecology has a rich history of providing graduate students with stimulating learning experiences in classrooms, online, in laboratories and in clinical settings. Admission to graduate study in the college is competitive so we recommend early application. In addition to offering well-known and highly regarded on campus programs, the K-State College of Human Ecology is at the forefront nationally in providing online graduate learning.

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Faculty & Staff

The College of Human Ecology is committed to creating a supportive workplace for faculty and staff and to making the expertise of faculty and staff available to serve the public good. The faculty and staff directory will help you find individuals with the expertise you seek. The quick links are provided to provide a one-stop service center for faculty members who need to access University information relevant to their employment. The advisor's handbook contains the information that faculty need to guide students who are pursuing degrees in the College.

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Alumni & Friends

The College of Human Ecology takes great pride in its alumni and their accomplishments. The College is enriched by the service of alumni who serve on the College and Departmental Advisory Boards. It is the generosity of alumni and friends that provides the resources required for the College to improve its facilities, support its students, and advance its programs.

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College News

Virginia Moxley receives national distinguished service award

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Virginia Moxley, dean and professor emeritus of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Saturday at ceremonies in St. Louis. She was recognized as “a visionary servant leader” who “influenced and inspired thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni […]

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Three receive distance education scholarships

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to distance education students across the country for the summer 2014 term. Recipients from the College of Human Ecology are: Jessica Adams, junior in family studies and human services; Daina Bitters, senior in dietetics; and Rebecca Sombatchareun, senior in family studies and human services.

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Phi Beta Kappa names new members

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, has inducted new members at Kansas State University. New members from the College of Human Ecology are: Jaclyn DeForest, May 2014 bachelor’s graduate in dietetics; Brooke Katterhenry, junior in kinesiology; Danielle Dobratz, junior in public health nutrition and pre-physician assistant; Angela Glean, May […]

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Jang, Wiles receive research proposal awards

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Two faculty members in the College of Human Ecology have received awards from the K-State’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Jichul Jang, hospitality management and dietetics, received a faculty development award for the research project “Development and Pilot-Test of a Short Education Module that is Designed to Enhance Emotional Intelligence of Hospitality Management Undergraduate […]

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“Teatime to Tailgates” named 2014 Kansas Notable Book

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Jane P. Marshall wrote “Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table” to celebrate Kansas State University’s sesquicentennial. Now Marshall is celebrating a special honor. Her book has been named a Kansas Notable Book of 2014 by the State Library of Kansas. Marshall is a food journalist and culinary historian who teaches food writing […]

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Sexuality and dementia pose challenges in nursing homes
K-State's Gayle Doll wants families and providers to tackle the issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy in long-term care facilities.
Partnerships give liberal arts students leg up in grad school
At Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, Austin College students can earn dual credit as they approach graduation, and have a head start if they decide to pursue a graduate degree there.
“Teatime to Tailgates”: A History Cookbook
It’s a book centered on Kansas State University along with the surrounding Manhattan area. Included within the history are recipes that have found their way through the times to where the community is now.
A Disconnect in Money, Logic and Emotion
A Kansas State University researcher finds arguing over money is a "top predictor" of divorce.
How many hours per week is too much work?
Researchers settled on the key marker for identifying “workaholism,” explains Sarah Asebedo, a Kansas State University doctoral student and co-author of a study recently published in Financial Planning Review.

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Departments & Academic Units

  • The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design
  • The Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics
  • The Department of Human Nutrition
  • The School of Family Studies and Human Services

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Centers, Institutes & Outreach

  • Institute of Personal Financial Planning
  • K-State Speech and Hearing Center
  •  Sensory Analysis Center
  •  Stone House

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College of Human Ecology
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, Kansas 66506
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