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  • January 22, 2016

    Kids in focus groups tasted certain foods as part of a Kansas State University Olathe study on using emojis to measure emotional response. Kids put red stickers on faces that described how they felt about the taste of plain oatmeal. Blue stickers represent the taste of Japanese soda and yellow stickers represent a popular boxed lunch product.

    Emojis may help reduce waste by measuring kids' emotional response to foods

    OLATHE — Those expressive faces in text messages may do more than tell someone you're ROTFL. Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe believe the icons also may reduce the amount of food thrown away during school lunches by knowing whether kids feel  or  about the meal. Marianne Swaney-Stueve, research assistant professor of human […]

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  • January 13, 2016

    Hospitality Management students receive conference awards

    Ten doctoral students and four faculty members from the department of hospitality management in the College of Human Ecology attended 21st Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism from January 6th through 9th, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Overall, there were 251 presentations during this conference from numerous universities that offer graduate […]

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  • January 11, 2016

    Announcing: The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

    The new Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health integrates the former Department of Nutrition and the renowned dietetics program at Kansas State University. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the new name in December. The name better reflects the scope and expertise of the department, said John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human […]

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  • January 8, 2016

    Nutrition doctoral student selected for New York Science Day

    Kavitha Penugonda was one of only 52 graduate students and postdocs nationwide selected to participate in Journey through Science Day sponsored by PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences in December. She presented on "Determination of Bioavailable Iron and Vitamin A in Sorghum, Cowpea, Corn and Soybean Fortified Blended Foods." The event was at […]

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  • December 23, 2015

    Faculty researchers share five guidelines for happy, healthy 2016

    Even in a world filled with fears and frets, you have some control over your health and happiness. College of Human Ecology researchers offer advice to help you survive and thrive in 2016. Be romantic Jared Durtschi has one word for people who want to build a stronger romantic relationship: sacrifice. In our culture, it […]

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  • December 22, 2015

    Faculty tapped for honors, awards

    Jichul Jang earns Best Paper Award Jichul Jang, assistant professor in the department of hospitality management, received a Best Paper Award at the 8th International Conference on Service Management recently in Washington D.C. Jang presented “A multi-level investigation of relationships among servant leadership and customer service: A moderated mediated model of employee engagement and self-efficacy." […]

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  • December 21, 2015

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    Holiday harmony: Baptist offers advice on coping with stress, depression

    Feeling overwhelmed or coping with symptoms of depression, anxiety or social phobia with the approach of the holidays? Joyce Baptist, associate professor and marriage and family therapist in the College of Human Ecology, offers the following tips on how to avoid holiday stress, especially if it jeopardizes your mental health: • Acknowledge your needs. The […]

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  • December 18, 2015

    Holiday harmony: Markham, Nippert share tips on helping children deal with family gatherings, divorce

    They may seem perpetually amped on treats and traditions, but young children are often confused and stressed, especially in unfamiliar situations, during the holidays. Two experts from College of Human Ecology - Anna Nippert and Mindy Markham - have advice on how to help preschoolers deal with large family gatherings and with newly divorced parents. […]

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  • December 17, 2015

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    Holiday harmony: Cornelison offers suggestions for families coping with dementia

    The holidays can be especially disquieting when a family member, such as Grandma or Grandpa who has always been the center of the family, is suffering from dementia. A Kansas State University gerontologist suggests ways to help the family cope and include Grandma in the celebration. It is important that families communicate with one another […]

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  • December 16, 2015

    Human Ecology students receive awards, scholarships

    Alex Fees, Kat Zoschke win college undergraduate research awards The College of Human Ecology awarded Alexander Fees and Kathryn Zoschke at the first annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry competition. Fees, a senior in nutrition and health, won the outstanding undergraduate research poster competition for Reactive Hyperemia: Consequences for Skeletal Muscle Hemodynamics, work he did […]

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