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  • August 29, 2014

    Linda Yarrow

    Nutrition professor leads K-State's first MOOC

    Linda Yarrow, assistant professor of human nutrition, led the development team for Kansas State University's first massive open online course or MOOC. She will teach the first cycle of Health and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes this fall. The free online course, offered through Kansas State University Global Campus, teaches the small, realistic changes that […]

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  • August 28, 2014

    Sonya Britt

    In face of growing student debt, college researchers call for financial education for university students

    As student debt load grows — it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren't offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. "Financial issues are one of the top reasons, if not the No. 1 reason, that […]

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  • August 27, 2014

    Human Ecology honors six professionals for "focusing first on people"

    A Western Kansas catering entrepreneur, a national leader in health care for the elderly, and a product development director for Under Armour are among the professionals to be honored Oct. 24 by the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The six honorees were selected for their outstanding contributions to their disciplines. They are […]

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  • August 20, 2014

    Faculty members develop free alternative textbooks to save students money

    Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs. The Open Alternative Textbook Initiative — led by Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human nutrition; Andy Bennett, professor and head of the mathematics department; and Beth Turtle, associate professor with K-State Libraries — […]

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  • August 20, 2014

    K-State Speech and Hearing Center partners with Scottish Rite Masons

    The Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center, which offers clinical training for graduate students in communication sciences and disorders, has been designated a Kansas RiteCare Clinic. At the induction ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Scottish Rite Masons will present the center with a $20,000 check to provide evaluation and treatment […]

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  • August 18, 2014

    Elaine Johannes

    Johannes receives Stowe Award for adolescent health plan work

    Elaine Johannes, associate professor and Extension specialist, has been granted the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award to work with the Kansas Adolescent Health State Plan. Johannes, whose primary work is in youth development with the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, will travel to Washington, D.C., to […]

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  • August 15, 2014

    Angela Glean

    Glean receives national undergraduate research fellowship

    Angela Glean, a senior in kinesiology, was a 2014 STRIDE undergraduate research fellow with the American Physiological Society this summer. The program (Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research) pairs a student with a member of the society. Glean worked with David Poole and Tim Musch, professors of exercise physiology and co-directors […]

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  • August 11, 2014

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    LeHew named interim HMD department head

    Melody LeHew, professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design and former president of the K-State faculty senate, has been named interim head of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics. The announcement came today from John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology. “Dr. LeHew brings a wealth of experience. In […]

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  • August 5, 2014

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    Pamela Erickson to lead professional mentoring initiative

    Pamela S. Erickson will join the College of Human Ecology Aug. 18 as director of a mentoring initiative that will pair students with professionals to help students build successful careers. Erickson currently is director of academic advising at Washburn University, Topeka, where she also teaches a required orientation class for freshmen. “Pamela brings experience to […]

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  • July 28, 2014

    Mariah Bausch, center, joins other scholarship winners on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    PFP junior awarded $5,000 scholarship, tours New York Stock Exchange

    Mariah Bausch, a junior in personal financial planning, received a $5,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Financial Planning Scholarship at ceremonies this week in New York where she and nine other scholarship winners were guests at the New York Stock Exchange. Bausch is co-president of the student chapter of the Financial Planning Association at K-State. TD […]

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