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News Archive for Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design

  • February 17, 2012


    Hot off the presses

    The latest issue of Focus, the annual college magazine for alumni and friends, is off the presses and being mailed this week. The 24-page publication features Jeannie Sneed, new head of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and the new Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. Other headliners are: […]

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  • February 17, 2012


    Material researcher Hurd tapped as alumni fellow; Dietetics grad fellow for DCE

    K-State will honor two graduates from the College of Human Ecology next week as 2012 Alumni Fellows. Rebecca Pirkl Hurd, the college’s fellow, is a senior material researcher in apparel innovation for Nike. She received a M.S. in apparel and textiles in 1986. Kristine M. Smith, the director of Nutrition Services at Neighborhood House Association […]

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  • February 15, 2012

    NMAAHC: Save our African American Treasures: Topeka, Kansas

    Marla Day looks at textiles for Smithsonian African-American project

    When the Smithsonian Institution launched "Save Our African-American Treasures," the staff called Marla Day, curator of the Historic Costume and Textile Collection at K-State's College of Human Ecology. They needed her expertise to help appraise and explain potential textile treasures brought in during a series of "Antiques Roadshow"-type events. Day traveled to four cities: Detroit, […]

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  • February 7, 2012


    Telefund: a blue ribbon year (Thank you, donors)

    Students, faculty and staff pitched in to pull in $108,274 during this year's Telefund. Students - at least 233 of them - called alumni and wrote cards to those they couldn't reach by phone. Nearly 40 faculty and staff showed up to assist and support the students. Last year's effort raised just over $100,000. The […]

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  • January 31, 2012

    Haar Insight garden series 350

    Haar, students earn apparel design honors

    Sherry Haar, associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, and two students displayed their design work in the juried 2011 Exhibition of the International Textile and Apparel Association this winter in Philadelphia. Haar showed three wearable art forms from her From the Garden series. She also received the Sandra Hutton Award […]

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  • December 6, 2011

    Student designers take home cash, internship prizes in Cotton Challenge

    Models sashayed down the runway last week in the K-State Union wearing cotton garments ranging from jeans to evening wear, the culmination of a semester-long cotton project for 27 apparel and textiles students. Winning student designers, who also constructed their own original garments, took home cash, gift certificates and internships for their creative efforts. Allison […]

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  • December 2, 2011

    Schulz tree red car

    ID students deck the halls at 100 Wilson Court

    When K-State’s president and first lady decided to open their house for the annual Friends of McCain Holiday Home Tour, they wanted to evoke the holiday spirit and the talents of K-State interior design students. “Kirk and I are always looking at ways to involve students in activities we are doing related to the house […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Omicron Nu inducts 61 students

    The K-State chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, a national honor society for human ecology students, has 61 new members. The society recognizes graduate and undergraduate students for outstanding achievements in areas of research, leadership and scholarship. Members are selected based upon demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    CHE leads All-University Campaign giving…again

    College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gave to the All-University Campaign in record numbers this year, out pacing any other academic unit on campus with 78 percent participation. The college was the leader last year, too, with 71 percent participation. Two departments had 100 percent participation: Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and Apparel Textiles & […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Apparel design students host competition, fashion show Thursday

    Experience "Cotton the Fabric of Our Future, Today" with an apparel design competition and fashion show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the K-State Student Union. Apparel design students will exhibit their original creations showing cotton trends and avant-garde ideas for spring 2012. Exhibits will also show the cotton production […]

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