News Archive for Apparel, Textiles & Interior Design

  • March 30, 2015

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    Open House, set for April 11, originated as home economics hospitality day

    Open House encompasses all of both the Kansas State University Manhattan campus and the Salina campus. But it all started with the College of Human Ecology. This year's All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, will explore more than 250 majors and options through exhibits, games and activities. The theme is […]

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  • March 13, 2015

    Seven faculty receive promotions, tenure

    Faculty members in the College of Human Ecology approved for promotion and tenure were announced this week. Sabbatical leaves were also announced. Promotions and tenure go into effect on June 8. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; D. Elizabeth Kiss, family studies and human services; and Melinda Stafford Markham, family […]

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  • March 9, 2015

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    Five professors tapped for highest college awards

    Dean John Buckwalter announced Friday the recipients of the four top faculty awards in the College of Human Ecology. The awardees are: Amber Vennum - Dawley-Scholer Award for Faculty Excellence in Student Development; Gayle Doll - Myers-Alford Teaching Award; Elizabeth Kiss - Faculty Extension Excellence Award; Kevin Roberts – Faculty Research Excellence Award; and Migette […]

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  • February 20, 2015

    Michelle Toews

    Michelle Toews named associate dean for research

    Michelle Toews, professor at Texas State University, has been named associate dean for research for the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University by John Buckwalter, dean. Currently she is assistant director for graduate studies and research in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the university in San Marcos. She was named […]

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  • February 3, 2015

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs

    Bronwyn Fees named associate dean for academic affairs

    Bronwyn Fees, associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has named associate dean for academic affairs, announced John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, today. “Dr. Fees brings outstanding credentials as a teacher, a researcher, a collaborator, an innovator and a leader to the position […]

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  • January 27, 2015

    Human Ecology students tapped for honors, scholarships

    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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  • January 12, 2015

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    Students research stories behind museum items in capstone English class

    A student exhibit opening Jan. 21 in the Kemper Art Gallery at the K-State Student Union explores the cultural significance of everyday items used by ordinary people. The items were selected from regional archives, including the university's Historic Costume and Textile Museum. "Things That Speak" will run through Feb. 6. The free exhibit is based […]

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  • January 6, 2015

    Marla Day to talk about World War II impact on fashion Thursday at Discovery Center

    The cost of a pair of new leather shoes was Stamp 17 in War Ration Book 1. Each member of family got one stamp a year. A new pair of nylon hose was out of the question. During World War II, clothing materials were rationed. Hosiery companies developed mending kits to repair nylon, silk and […]

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  • December 4, 2014

    AT students donate classwork to Crisis Center babies

    Over the past 6 years, apparel production students have created more than 500 infant gowns and 30 blankets and donated them to the local Crisis Center. Each semester, students in AT 300 Apparel Production 1 make the gowns from cotton interlock knit, learning to use the overlock machine and to sew with knit fabrics, according […]

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  • December 2, 2014

    Julia Day

    Julia Day research: Occupants need training to make energy efficient buildings energy efficient

    More than one-third of new commercial building space has energy saving features, but without training or an operator's manual, many occupants are in the dark on how to use them. Julia Day, assistant professor of apparel, textiles and interior design in the College of Human Ecology, recently published a paper in Building and Environment that […]

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