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  • October 10, 2016

    Kansas State University's interior design program ranks among top 10 in nation

    MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's interior design program continues to be one of the best in the U.S. According to the 2016-17 rankings from DesignIntelligence, the program ranks third among undergraduate interior design programs at public universities. It ranks eighth — in the top 5 percent — among all undergraduate interior design programs nationally. DesignIntelligence […]

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  • September 21, 2016

    Day and Orthel publish open access paper on student design process

    In utilizing the forward-thinking open access paper concept, two interior design faculty have published a detailed paper about the role process plays in how students learn to design. The paper, "Process beyond drawing: a case study exploring ideation for teaching design," is available online with Sage Publications. Julia Day and Bryan Orthel, both assistant professors […]

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  • September 20, 2016

    Kinesiology doctoral student earns 2016 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards

    By Kelsey Peterson MANHATTAN — Outstanding achievements in their academic work and scholarship has earned three Kansas State University doctoral students awards from the university's highest-ranking professors. The winners of the University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awardswill be recognized a ceremony Sept. 20. Recipients are Stephanie Kurti, doctoral student in kinesiology, Naperville, Illinois, who receives $5,000; and […]

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  • September 20, 2016

    K-State faculty member hosts webinar about safe food handling

    In researching consumer purchasing, handling, storing and cooking of poultry and raw eggs, Edgar Chamber IV and Sandria Godwin have found that if consumers focus on two preventative measures, they will keep themselves much safer. Chambers, a university distinguished professor in the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department at K-State and Godwin, professor in the […]

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  • September 19, 2016

    Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs graduates 200th participant

    The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs hosted the 200th child nutrition professional at its Serving up Science: The Path to Safe Food in Schools program in early August. The program is represented by alumni in 48 states: 127 professionals from school districts, 67 professionals from child nutrition state agencies and […]

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  • September 15, 2016

    Roberts and Malek elected to international association for hospitality educators

    Two hospitality management faculty were nominated and elected to the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education's Central Federation board at the council's 2016 annual conference. Kevin Roberts, associate professor and interim department head of hospitality management, was elected the director of education and Kristin Malek, assistant professor of hospitality management, was elected director […]

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  • September 14, 2016

    School of Family Studies and Human Services announces new marriage and family therapy program director

    Glade Topham joins the marriage and family therapy program as director and associate professor. Topham comes to K-State from Oklahoma State University, where he served as director of their marriage and family therapy program for the last nine years and faculty for the last 13. "I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be part […]

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  • September 13, 2016

    Malek named trailblazer in the meetings industry

    Kristin Malek, assistant professor in the hospitality management department, was named one of 2016's top 20 industry agents of change by Meetings Today. This nod celebrates her as the only trendsetter in an actual academic unit at a major university and notes her role as a preeminent educator in the meetings industry. Malek's experience as […]

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  • September 12, 2016

    Owner of Chick-fil-A speaks at first lecture in the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series today

    David Hamel, owner and operator of the Manhattan Chick-fil-A, will present the first of three lectures as part of the fall 2016 Entrepreneurship Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in 109 Justin Hall. Hamel, a K-State alumni and a former wildcat football player, will speak about his journey to Chick-fil-A and how he moved through […]

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  • September 9, 2016

    Sensory analysis researcher joins K-State Olathe

    by Greg Tammen OLATHE — Martin Talavera, Ph.D., is joining Kansas State University Olathe as an assistant professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior. In the position, Talavera will conduct sensory analysis research in the Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe — part of the internationally recognized Sensory Analysis Center in the College of Human […]

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