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  • April 29, 2015

    Craig Harms

    Craig Harms elected vice president of American College of Sports Medicine

    Craig Harms, professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology, has been elected as vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, representing a collaboration of basic scientists, physicians, educators and other health care […]

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  • April 24, 2015

    Hoover to be honored at retirement celebration May 3

    A celebration on May 3 will honor LuAnn Hoover, who is retiring after devoting 37 years to the children and students at Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center. Punch and cookies will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hoeflin Stone House. Since 1978, Hoover has served as an early childhood education instructor […]

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  • April 20, 2015

    Financial planners to offer free advice on May 1

    Financial planning professionals from around Kansas will offer pro bono financial advice to students and the community at Financial Planning Day on Friday, May 1. Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) will be at the K-State Student Union and at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, faculty, staff […]

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  • April 18, 2015

    How to raise a healthy child

    Through research, scholarship, teaching and outreach, the faculty in the College of Human Ecology continually seek ways to nurture healthy children and families. This series of six stories, written by communications director Jane P. Marshall, explores ways to raise a healthy child who will grow into a competent, capable adult. First you make eye contact […]

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  • April 8, 2015

    Elaine Johannes

    Research seeks to understand adolescent health needs in Kansas

    Research at Kansas State University examined the health risks pre-teens, teens and young adults experience in Kansas to determine opportunities to improve adolescent health. Many health professionals across the United States are currently concentrating on the increased health needs of baby boomers, an aging population of individuals born in the 1940s through the 1960s. While […]

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  • April 2, 2015

    Penny McConnell

    School nutrition and dietetics leader to present 41st Shugart Lecture

    Penny McConnell, widely recognized as a national leader in school nutrition and dietetics, will present the 41st Annual Grace M. Shugart Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, on the Kansas State University Manhattan campus. The lecture in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union is free and open to the public. She is director […]

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  • April 2, 2015

    ATID sets annual symposium for April 16, 17

    The 2-day 11th annual Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Student Symposium kicks off on April 16 with the Showcase of Excellence, a juried show that includes a mounted exhibit and runway show of apparel and textile designs produced by Kansas high school and Kansas State University students. The exhibit begins at 6 p.m. at the […]

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  • March 31, 2015

    Researchers part of new grant project targeting food, physical activity systems impact on child obesity prevention

    Two Kansas State University researchers are partners with Iowa State University on a more than $2.8 million grant to advance obesity prevention research. David Dzewaltowski, professor of kinesiology, and Ric Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition, will provide leadership in community-based research design and evaluation of the evidence-based SWITCH program offered through school-wellness coalitions. The […]

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  • March 30, 2015

    Balloons mark the gerontology exhibit in 2014.

    Open House, set for April 11, originated as home economics hospitality day

    Open House encompasses all of both the Kansas State University Manhattan campus and the Salina campus. But it all started with the College of Human Ecology. This year's All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, will explore more than 250 majors and options through exhibits, games and activities. The theme is […]

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  • March 27, 2015

    Retirement party set for Canter, Barrett, Pesci

    When Deb Canter, Pat Pesci and Betsy Barrett retire from the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics this year, they take 100 years of experience at Kansas State University with them. A retirement celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall, on the K-State campus. The event […]

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