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News Archive for Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design

  • March 26, 2014

    Spring means daffodils and Open House

    Test your voice health. Munch popcorn and watch a movie. Dress up like a K-State athlete. These are among the activities planned at the College of Human Ecology during the annual All-University Open House on Saturday, April 5. Eight colleges are represented at the Manhattan campus open house, offering activities, projects, displays, food and entertainment […]

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  • February 18, 2014

    Interior design senior earns top honor for workplace design

    Sara Gasser, a senior majoring in interior design at Kansas State University, was one of five finalists  in NEXT, a design competition for students throughout the United States and Canada. Gasser presented her project to design professionals during an all-expense paid trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., in January. The competition, sponsored by Steelcase Inc., required […]

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  • January 21, 2014

    Details from the 15 quilted works on display in Justin Hall.

    150 Shades of Purple quilt show displayed in Justin Hall

    One Hundred Fifty Shades of Purple. Who knew? The shades have been quilted into masses of stitches and patterns now on display throughout Justin Hall. The exhibit, presented by the Historic Costume and Textile Museum, will hang until March 28. Fourteen quilts and one apron, exhibited in 11 cases, exemplify an array of quilting techniques: […]

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  • December 13, 2013

    Human Ecology contributes to sesquicentennial time capsule

    The 9-month sesquicentennial celebration ended in October but the Kansas State University time capsule is still being prepared for burial in the lawn in front of Anderson Hall. Each college and unit prepared parcels no larger than one cubic foot to be placed in the 3,000-pound capsule. Debby Hiett, administrative assistant to Dean John Buckwalter, […]

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  • December 2, 2013

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    ATID researcher uses 3-D body scanner to build a better sports bra

    One of the most important articles of clothing in women's wardrobes and its contents are receiving a Kansas State University researcher's undivided attention. Minyoung Suh, assistant professor of apparel, textiles and interior design, is researching the movement of breast tissue to develop a better supportive sports bra. "Even though two bras may be the same […]

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  • December 2, 2013

    Eight students named outstanding seniors in Human Ecology

    Eight students have been named outstanding seniors in the College of Human Ecology. They were selected by their professors for academic achievement, professional potential, leadership, participation and service. They will be recognized at the college’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus. Honorees […]

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  • November 25, 2013

    ATID master's student Erin Monfort-Nelson constructed the spacesuit used by researchers in kinesiology and engineering.

    ATID, kinesiology join K-State team to improve spacesuits

    Kansas State University researchers – including professors and students from kinesiology and from apparel, textiles and interior design - are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space. The collaborative team envisions a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics. By working with a model spacesuit, the engineers are exploring […]

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  • November 22, 2013

    College hits all-time high in All-University Campaign participation

    The College of Human Ecology's participation in the All-University Campaign reached an all-time high this year with 89 percent of the college's employees contributing to the campaign. As a whole, 42 percent of Kansas State University faculty and staff participated this year. Among the eight colleges, Human Ecology ranked second, only one percentage point behind […]

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  • November 18, 2013

    Apparel textiles faculty, grad student exhibit designs, present papers at international conference

    Sherry Haar’s design, Sunflower Saddened, earned a spot in the juried exhibition at the annual meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association in New Orleans. Students exhibiting their work were E. Monfort-Nelson, H. Sigvaldson and L. Sun. Apparel and textiles faculty, Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design in the College of Human Ecology, […]

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  • November 5, 2013

    Willie greets Carl Ice at the building dedication.

    College dedicates Mary and Carl Ice Hall

    A lawn full of faculty, staff, dignitaries and family helped dedicate Mary and Carl Ice Hall, the latest addition to the College of Human Ecology, on Oct. 24. Willie the Wildcat added his congratulations and signaled the unveiling of the stone sign displaying the building's new name. The Ices were instrumental in funding the purchase […]

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