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  • March 3, 2017

    Personal financial planning faculty and student win best paper award

    Stuart Heckman, assistant professor of personal financial planning, and Benjamin Strother, doctoral student, won the Northwestern Mutual Best Paper Award in insurance and risk management at the 2017 Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines Feb. 7-9. Their paper, "The financial impact and duration of disability across the lifespan," explores the effects of […]

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  • March 1, 2017

    Attend the 2017 Hospitality Summit March 14-15

    Interested in a career in the hospitality industry? Join the hospitality management department for its inaugural Hospitality Summit. The summit is a two-day event, March 14-15, that takes place at the K-State Alumni Center and is open to anyone who is interested in hospitality as a career. March 14 will focus on breakout sessions, including Selecting a […]

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  • February 24, 2017

    Study catalogs the complex flavors of American-made goat cheese

    By Greg Tammen OLATHE — Nutty? Salty? Soapy? Goaty? Those are some of the descriptions Kansas State University and K-State Olathe researchers list in a new flavor lexicon that characterizes goat cheeses made in the U.S. Martin Talavera, assistant professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior at K-State Olathe, and Delores Chambers, professor of food, nutrition, […]

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  • January 25, 2017

    Sauer and Joyce recognized with Bedford awards

    The College of Human Ecology recognizes Kevin Sauer, associate professor, and Jillian Joyce, doctoral student, both in the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department, with 2016 Bedford awards. Sauer was selected to receive the 2016 Mary Ruth Bedford Distinguished Faculty Award and Joyce was selected to receive the 2016 Mary Ruth Bedford Graduate Teaching Assistant […]

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  • January 24, 2017

    Participants needed for infant research study including play session, infant eye tracking

    By Erin Schwant The Infant Language and Learning Lab in the early childhood unit of the School of Family Studies and Human Services seeks participants who are between 19 to 23 weeks — or between 5-6 months — of age, weighed between 5-10 pounds at birth and were born between 37-41 weeks gestation. The purpose […]

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  • January 20, 2017

    Students and faculty from the hospitality management department present at graduate student conference

    Ten doctoral students and three graduate faculty members from K-State's hospitality management department attended the 22nd Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism Jan. 4-7 in Houston, Texas. Graduate student attendees and presenters included: Michelle Alcorn, Basem Boutros, Hyeong Jin Jeon, Juhyun Kang, Woohyuk Kim, Xiaoye Li, Hyung Hwa Oh, Eunhye Park, […]

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  • January 19, 2017

    Kristin Malek studies fair and festival food safety

    Eating is a popular activity at the thousands of fairs and festivals that take place in the United States each year. Factors such as outdoor locations, insufficient temperature control, unsanitary practices of food handlers, and the frequent presence of animals make food safety a potential problem at these events, but little research has been done […]

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  • December 21, 2016

    Three apparel and textile students awarded scholarships

    Three K-State apparel and textiles students have been awarded academic scholarships through the 2017 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. Annabelle Frese, Tonganoxie, and Samantha White, Leavenworth, both apparel design and production students, and Sierra Chase, apparel marketing student, Manhattan, each will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must be enrolled in […]

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  • December 8, 2016

    Painting Churches: a play about aging and family relationships

    It’s a play about family, relationships, identity and dementia. In Painting Churches, written by Tina Howe, a daughter returns to her childhood home to help her parents pack up and move, while hoping they will come to see her as the artist she has become. The cast is a dynamic trio, including Mary Elizabeth Atwood, […]

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  • December 8, 2016

    The College of Human Ecology recognizes graduating seniors

    The College of Human Ecology will honor its student commencement speaker and 42 graduating seniors at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at an awards ceremony in the K-State Student Union's Flint Hills Room. A reception will precede the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in Room 227, Union. John Buckwalter, dean of the college; Shawna Jordan, assistant […]

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