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In the news: students publish, honored

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Aging Initiative awarded to Pei Liu

Pei Liu, a graduate student in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, has received $1,750 from the Peine Excellence for Aging Initiative for her proposal, "Perceived availability of and attitudes toward healthy food choices in assisted-living facilities."

Stull wins award for research abstract

Valerie Stull has been named abstract winner for “Breastfeeding behaviors and attitude and in Maai Mahiu, Kenya” and will be recognized at the annual conference of the Society for Nutrition Education in July. Only five students nationwide were abstract winners.

Three dietetics students honored

The campus chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, has recognized several students for excellence in research, teaching and academics. Those receiving Junior Honor Awards are Anna Binder, dietetics; Jessica Bocquin, dietetics; and Cassandra Cook, dietetics.

Silver Key taps five

Five freshmen have been selected as  2010-2011 Silver Key members. They are:

  • Courtney Schmitz, family studies and human services;
  • Andrea Sisk, interior design;
  • Madeline Sapyta, interior design;
  • Christina Farmer, hotel and restaurant management; and
  • Courtney Frantz, family studies and human service.

The sophomore leadership honorary initiates must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Hwang article accepted

An article by Jinsoo Hwang and co-authors Seongseop Kim (Sejong University) and Dallen Timothy (Arizona State University) has been accepted for publication in the journal Tourism Management. The article is "Understanding Japanese Tourists' Shopping Preferences using the Decision Tree Analysis Method." Hwang is a graduate students in HMD.

Two earn Next Big Thing award

Matt VanSchenkhof and Virginia Webb placed second in the graduate student division of KSU "The Next Big Thing" entrepreneurship contest. They presented a plan to meet the foodservice needs of the Greek system on campus. Both are graduate students in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics.

Leson receives dissertation award

Sue Leson, who finished her PhD in HMD in December 2009, has been awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for her dissertation, "Restaurant-Style Dining in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Resident and Employee Satisfaction." She is a faculty member in dietetics at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Prepared by Human Ecology communications

This article was posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management.