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  • February 2, 2015

    Powercat Financial Counseling marks 5 years of service to students

    Powercat Financial Counseling is celebrating its five-year anniversary of providing free financial education to Kansas State University students. It started as a student learning and outreach center in the personal financial planning program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology. Since opening its doors in fall 2009, it has […]

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  • February 2, 2015

    Research shows home chefs don't practice adequate food safety

    New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop the ball on food safety. In an effort to evaluate current food safety messages, researchers at Kansas State University videotaped home chefs preparing a meal containing raw meat and a ready-to-eat fruit salad. The raw meat was inoculated with a nonpathogenic organism to […]

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  • January 27, 2015

    Human Ecology students tapped for honors, scholarships

    Several College of Human Ecology students have received funding and other honors connected to their research efforts ranging from historic preservation to exercise physiology. Research is part of the educational experience the college advocates for its more than 3,000 undergraduate students. Interior Design student takes part in Seneca historic structure plan Sarah Jackson, interior design […]

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  • January 23, 2015

    Chef Paula McIntyre

    Culinary workshop to bring taste of Ireland to K-State campus

    Chef Paula McIntyre will import a bit of Ireland for the annual Culinary Enhancement Workshops on the Kansas State University Manhattan campus in February. McIntyre will discuss authentic ingredients and trending foods in Ireland, and will demonstrate several traditional Irish dishes on Thursday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27, in the Derby Dining Center Gold […]

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  • January 15, 2015

    Charlotte Shoup Olsen

    Charlotte Olsen receives national extension career impact award

    Charlotte Shoup Olsen has received the 2014 Career Impact Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The award honors state family life and human development specialists who have made significant contributions to Cooperative Extension program development, delivery and evaluation. She is a professor and extension specialist in family systems, […]

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  • January 12, 2015

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    Students research stories behind museum items in capstone English class

    A student exhibit opening Jan. 21 in the Kemper Art Gallery at the K-State Student Union explores the cultural significance of everyday items used by ordinary people. The items were selected from regional archives, including the university's Historic Costume and Textile Museum. "Things That Speak" will run through Feb. 6. The free exhibit is based […]

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  • January 9, 2015

    Grant extends research of K-State's child food safety center

    Researchers in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics have received an $800,000 grant from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to extend the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. The College of Human Ecology was awarded a 2-year, $1.6 million grant in 2012 to establish the center and an […]

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  • January 6, 2015

    Marla Day to talk about World War II impact on fashion Thursday at Discovery Center

    The cost of a pair of new leather shoes was Stamp 17 in War Ration Book 1. Each member of family got one stamp a year. A new pair of nylon hose was out of the question. During World War II, clothing materials were rationed. Hosiery companies developed mending kits to repair nylon, silk and […]

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  • December 18, 2014

    A few of the splendid students in the College of Human Ecology with Dean John Buckwalter (in hat).

    It's beginning to look a lot like... winter break

    Justin Hall is clearing out. Faculty members are monitoring finals, grading papers and filing grades. Except for a few huddled over notes studying or spread out in a conference room, making last-minute adjustments to projects, students are taking their last tests of the semester. Residence halls close on Saturday, Dec. 20. The university is closed […]

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  • December 17, 2014

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs

    Don't confuse more gifts for children with more love, Fees advises

    The best gift parents can give their children for Christmas may be helping them understand less can be more, according to Bronwyn Fees, an associate professor of family studies and human services in the College of Human Ecology who specializes in child development and early education. Her advice on what gifts are best to give […]

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