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  • December 8, 2014

    College congratulates outstanding graduating seniors, academic honors students

    The College of Human Ecology will honor 10 graduating seniors and 23 graduating with honors at ceremonies Friday, Dec. 12, on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Every semester, each academic program may name an outstanding senior based on academic achievements and contributions to the program, the university and the community. Dean John Buckwalter […]

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  • December 4, 2014

    State-approved mediator Nancy O'Conner, director of the university's Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, coaches students, clockwise from top, Sarah Baxter, senior in sociology; Karla Quick, nondegree-seeking graduate student; Elizabeth Harner, senior in agribusiness; and Ka'Juan Moore, junior in sociology.

    New FSHS project helps students become state-approved mediators, develop conflict resolution skills

    As part of a new conflict resolution program, students at Kansas State University are becoming eligible for state approval as mediators and are helping families and Kansas communities. The College of Human Ecology's School of Family Studies and Human Services has started offering opportunities to assist students in becoming state-approved mediators by working on real […]

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  • December 4, 2014

    AT students donate classwork to Crisis Center babies

    Over the past 6 years, apparel production students have created more than 500 infant gowns and 30 blankets and donated them to the local Crisis Center. Each semester, students in AT 300 Apparel Production 1 make the gowns from cotton interlock knit, learning to use the overlock machine and to sew with knit fabrics, according […]

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  • December 2, 2014

    Julia Day research: Occupants need training to make energy efficient buildings energy efficient

    More than one-third of new commercial building space has energy saving features, but without training or an operator's manual, many occupants are in the dark on how to use them. Julia Day, assistant professor of apparel, textiles and interior design in the College of Human Ecology, recently published a paper in Building and Environment that […]

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  • November 7, 2014

    Three nutrition graduate students to present research at state summit

    Three College of Human Ecology graduate students will be among 10 representing Kansas State University at the 12th Capitol Graduate Research Summit in February 2015. All are  researching Kansas-related topics. The three are: • Curtis Maughan, doctoral student in human nutrition, for "Unsafe behaviors observed in consumers when cooking poultry and eggs." His faculty mentor […]

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  • November 5, 2014

    Colin Noble

    Colin Noble to speak at December commencement

    Colin Noble, president and chief executive officer of Noble Hospitality, will be the speaker at College of Human Ecology commencement ceremonies Dec. 13 when 219 students receive undergraduate degrees. Commencement will be at 2:30 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Based in Kansas City, Noble’s company manages more than 100 hotels in 19 states throughout the United […]

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  • November 4, 2014

    Jennifer Morris

    Jennifer Morris named student commencement speaker

    Jennifer Morris, who will graduate in December in dietetics, has been selected to represent her fellow graduates at the College of Human Ecology commencement at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in Bramlage Coliseum. She will speak on “Your attitude determines your altitude.” “I am passionate about dietetics and the College of Human Ecology,” Morris said. […]

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  • October 28, 2014

    Pat Pesci

    Pat Pesci to conduct Dining Etiquette Workshop

    Table manners may be getting worse, especially if you add cell phone use into a normal dining experience, said Pat Pesci, hospitality management instructor, who will lead the annual fall Dining Etiquette Workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Derby Dining Center's Gold Room. “Because dashboard dining is a way of life for […]

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  • October 27, 2014

    Kevin Sauer

    Sauer receives Bedford award in HMD

    Kevin Sauer has been selected to receive the 2014 Mary Ruth Bedford Distinguished Faculty Award in the department of hospitality management and dietetics. A registered dietitian with administrative experience in child nutrition programs, college and university dining, and healthcare food and nutrition services, Sauer is an associate professor who teaches administrative dietetics courses and conducts […]

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  • October 24, 2014

    Poole, Musch research indicates beetroot beneficial to athletes, heart failure patients

    Football teams are claiming it improves their athletic performance, and according to research from Kansas State University, it also benefits heart failure patients. The special ingredient: beetroot. Recently, the Auburn University football team revealed its pregame ritual of taking beetroot concentrate, or beet juice, before each game. The juice may have contributed to the team's […]

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