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  • August 24, 2015

    College of Human Ecology welcomes new and returning students. We're glad you are here.

    On Monday, a couple thousand students will flood the classrooms and study areas at Justin Hall as the fall semester begins. What’s new? Plenty. Here are some examples: Dean John Buckwalter continues to be the college’s Twitter champ. Follow @JohnBuckwalter1 and you will know what he’s up to (besides 6’7”) and who he is proudly […]

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  • August 21, 2015

    At youth triathlon, grad students play role in promoting community health

    About 140 youngsters participated in the Just Tri It! Youth Triathlon on Aug. 8 in Manhattan City Park. The event, co-sponsored by the College of Human Ecology, was organized to promote fitness and improve self-confidence in the young athletes. Among the volunteers was a hearty group of human ecology graduate students. "Our graduate students often […]

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  • August 20, 2015

    David Thompson named 'Champion for Family and Consumer Sciences'

    David Thompson, assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology, was recognized with the Champion for Family and Consumer Sciences honor. The award came from the Kansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences at its annual meeting in July in Overland Park. The honor […]

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  • August 18, 2015

    Kim, Dudek receive Stowe Award for multicultural design studio projects

    Hyung-Chan Kim and Michael Dudek have been granted the 2015 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award from the College of Human Ecology to work on a multicultural design studio collaboration with a university in Korea. Both are associate professors in the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design. With the grant they will continue […]

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  • August 14, 2015

    Bronwyn Fees

    Fees, students present at world conference on early childhood education

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Human Ecology, and three students represented the United States and Kansas State University at the 67th World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) conference in Washington, D.C., recently. The students were Teran Frick, May graduate in early childhood education; Haley Anderson, master's student in […]

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  • July 29, 2015

    Apparel, Textiles junior wins three top honors for alpaca designs, essay

    Aaron Simon, junior in apparel and textiles, took top honors in three categories at the recent Alpaca Owners Association competition in Denver. He placed first in design competition, received the Judge’s Choice award and was awarded Best Essay. Virginia Davis, also an apparel and textiles junior in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design […]

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  • July 17, 2015

    Personal financial planning student team advances to national competition

    The personal financial planning student team has advanced to the finals in the 2015 Financial Planning Challenge. The competition includes only eight teams nationwide and will be Sept. 24-28 in Boston. Team members are Mariah Bausch, Cole Foster and Hannah Rice, all seniors. The team's adviser is Ann Coulson, assistant professor in the School of […]

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  • July 10, 2015

    Dietetics, human nutrition merge into single department

    The dietetics and nutrition programs will merge into a single department this fall. The move was approved Wednesday, June 17, by the Kansas Board of Regents. "They are a logical fit because of the overlapping principles of the two disciplines. Merging nutrition and dietetics into one department will strengthen both programs to benefit our students, […]

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  • June 24, 2015

    Human Ecology funds three projects

    The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University has funded three grants to college researchers for about $12,000. Those receiving grants and their project titles are: Sara K. Rosenkranz and Mark D. Haub, Department of Human Nutrition, for “Do alterations in meal size and frequency affect postprandial lipema and inflammation?” $5,000. Jooyoun Kim, Department […]

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  • June 23, 2015

    Experts offer little tips to make big changes in work health

    When it comes to taking a physical activity break at work, it's more about the frequency than duration. That's advice Kansas State University experts in human nutrition and kinesiology are offering to employees working in a sedentary environment who are looking to improve their health. "When people sit for a long period of time, our […]

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