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  • February 17, 2015

    Penugonda awarded two research scholarships at Topeka summit

    Kavitha Penugonda, a doctoral student in human nutrition, was awarded two $500 scholarships at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Thursday. Penugonda, from India, presented "Iron bioavailability of sorghum, cowpea, corn and soybean fortified blended foods” at the annual event in Topeka. The summit featured 10 Kansas State University graduate students - including three from the […]

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  • February 16, 2015

    Playing video games: The difference between development and disaster

    Recent studies have shown that video gaming has surpassed watching television as teens' favorite activity to defeat boredom, but this trade-off could have harmful consequences. There is a national concern about the addiction to video games, especially among the young adults, said Elaine Johannes, associate professor in family studies and human services in the College […]

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  • February 13, 2015

    Winning team: Cole Foster, Mariah Bausch and Andy Rao.

    PFP student team takes home second place win in national competition

    A team of three personal financial planning students earned second place in the national Industry Issues competition recently. Students are Mariah Bausch, junior; Andy Rao, graduate student; and Cole Foster, junior. They earned $3,000 in scholarship money for the K-State program. Their coaches were Stuart Heckman and Martin Seay, assistant professors, School of Family Studies […]

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  • February 11, 2015

    Three graduate students in human nutrition to participate in state research summit

    The 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit will feature 10 Kansas State University graduate students - including three from the College of Human Ecology - researching a variety of topics important to Kansas. College of Human Ecology graduate students participating in the summit : • Kavitha Penugonda, pictured above with Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human […]

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  • February 9, 2015

    Linda Yarrow

    Nutrition professor reaches 2,100 globally in K-State's first MOOC

    In fall 2014, Linda Yarrow, assistant professor of human nutrition in the College of Human Ecology, taught Kansas State University's first massive open online course, or MOOC, to 2,100 people across the globe. The course reached participants in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The MOOC, called Health and Wellness 101: Everyday […]

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  • February 5, 2015

    Institute to evaluate Marine couples program

    The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families has received a grant to evaluate an educational workshop designed to help Marine couples with reintegration following deployment. The program, Marine Corps Mobilization and Deployment, Reintegration: Strong Marine Couples, targets couples 45 to 60 days following a Marine’s return from deployment. The institute, part of […]

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  • February 3, 2015

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs

    Bronwyn Fees named associate dean for academic affairs

    Bronwyn Fees, associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has named associate dean for academic affairs, announced John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, today. “Dr. Fees brings outstanding credentials as a teacher, a researcher, a collaborator, an innovator and a leader to the position […]

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  • February 3, 2015

    Hard time losing weight? Look at internal motivation, kinesiologist advises

    One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight, but it's one of the hardest to commit to long term. "If you start with lofty goals, it's easy to become discouraged if you don't meet those goals right away," said Emily Mailey, assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology. "Start by […]

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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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