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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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A busy weekend: Travel and Dining Auction on Friday, Open House on Saturday
Friday, April 4th, 2014

Apparel, textiles, and interior design students and faculty set up activities and exhibits for Open House Saturday. Students provided the mind and the muscle behind two of spring’s major events in the College of Human Ecology: The annual Travel and Dining Auction planned and executed by students in hospitality management and dietetics tonight and the university’s annual Open House Saturday involving students groups college-wide. Tonight: Travel and Dining Auction Those attending the […]

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Canter, Higgins named Fellows of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Friday, March 28th, 2014

Deb Canter and Mary Meck Higgins have been named Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The status of Fellow recognizes their distinguished contributions to the dietetics profession and in optimizing the nation’s health through food and nutrition. Canter is professor and director of the didactic program in dietetics in the Department of Hospitality […]

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