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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Held, Stull organize first African sustainable, social justice event here

Courtney Held, senior in dietetics and public health nutrition,  and Valerie Stull, graduate student in public health, organized K-State's first Fair Trade Awareness, Africa's Sustainability, Together event set for Sunday, April 25. Activities will include a 5K fun run, music and social justice fair.

The third organizer was Kiera Evans, campus ministry intern. Sponsor is K-State's Episcopal Campus Community Ministry. The three will be going to Kenya this summer on a mission trip.

The event on Bosco Plaza will feature canvas bags made by women in Kenya and Malawi, on sale for $12. The money raised will go to the two fair trade groups who made the bags, Comfort the Children International in Kenya, and African Bags in Malawi.

Three join Mortar Board

Three Human Ecology students have been selected to join Mortar Board. They are:

  • Jesus Garcia, public health nutrition
  • Claire Cody, dietetics
  • Brittany DeLaney, communication sciences and disorders

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.

Honor society initiates six

The campus chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron has initiated new members. They are:

  • Kelsi Hillbrant-Head, junior in family studies and human services
  • Kelly Harrison, junior in nutrition and kinesiology
  • Madison Peak, sophomore in nutritional sciences
  • Sara Fultz, junior in communication sciences and disorders
  • Kelsey Flickner, sophomore in family studies and human services
  • Gabrielle Sims, sophomore in dietetics and kinesiology

Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honor society in family and consumer sciences that encourages lifelong learning, excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.

Hightower, Armstrong present research

Carrita Hightower and Cossette Armstrong earned honors at the recent K-State Research Forum where graduate students presented research in the agricultural sciences, biological sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and social sciences/humanities/education, as well as poster presentations.

Hightower, human nutrition, took second place in posters. Armstrong, apparel and textiles, won first place in social sciences/humanities/education.

This article was posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management.