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Welcome to the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics.  Our faculty and students share a remarkable work ethic and land-grant values. One of the oldest departments in the College of Human Ecology, we were organized in 1922 as the Department of Institutional Economics.  We strive to honor our history while forging our way into the future. We have positioned ourselves to be at the forefront nationally for our teaching, research, and outreach activities.

The programs in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics are based on the premise that understanding the needs of people in their environments is the basis for successful hospitality management and dietetic practice. Teaching, research, international and leadership opportunities are designed to prepare students for professional careers in our service-oriented, information-based society. All departmental programs include a commitment to self-evaluation, lifelong learning and adherence to both a personal and professional code of ethics in responding to customer, organization and industry concerns.

The mission of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics is to prepare graduates to be leaders in the dietetics and hospitality fields by integrating theory, experience and research. We are committed to disseminating expertise and knowledge to the people of Kansas and beyond.

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Human Ecology students tapped for honors, scholarships
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Several College of Human Ecology students have received funding and other honors connected to their research efforts ranging from historic preservation to exercise physiology. Research is part of the educational experience the college advocates for its more than 3,000 undergraduate students. Interior Design student takes part in Seneca historic structure plan Sarah Jackson, interior design […]

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Culinary workshop to bring taste of Ireland to K-State campus
Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Chef Paula McIntyreChef Paula McIntyre will import a bit of Ireland for the annual Culinary Enhancement Workshops on the Kansas State University Manhattan campus in February. McIntyre will discuss authentic ingredients and trending foods in Ireland, and will demonstrate several traditional Irish dishes on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27, in the Derby Dining Center Gold […]

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