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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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  • October 23, 2014

    Award winners, advisory board gather for Celebration of Excellence

    The College of Human Ecology kicks off the annual Celebration of Excellence tonight by honoring six K-State alumni who have contributed significantly to their professions. Human ecology alumni advisory board members and faculty hosts also will attend the dinner and awards presentation in Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall. On Friday, honorees will meet with students and […]

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  • October 10, 2014

    Emily Mailey

    Mailey's research finds dads - not just moms - deal with guilt, time issues over exercise

    Some fathers are exercising their emotions as much as mothers when balancing fitness and family, according to Emily Mailey, assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology. She researched working parents' struggles in establishing an exercise program in the study "Physical activity barriers and facilitators among working mothers and fathers," published in BioMed […]

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  • October 9, 2014

    College welcomes record 3,093 students

    Both Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology broke enrollment records this fall. The college recorded 3,093 graduate and undergraduate students, up from 2,856 in 2013. As of Sept. 20, 24,776 students make up the largest enrollment in the university's 151-year history. The Manhattan campus has 185 more students than it did last […]

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  • October 3, 2014

    The "flapper" of the Roaring '20s dressed radically different than society had witnessed before.

    Discovery Center exhibit features costume museum garments from 1917-1963

    A flapper dress in startling red and a child’s dress sewn from chicken feed sacks illustrate the swing from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression. Both are part of Flint Hills Forces II: Our Town, Our Fort, Our University 1917 – 1963, an exhibit at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. The College […]

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  • September 15, 2014

    Detail from "Pink Lady"

    Pink Lady, portrait of 1918 grad, to be welcomed in Justin Hall Tuesday

    Bella Nelson Baldwin earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from Kansas State University in 1918. Now, in the form of a portrait painted in 1922 by Viola Helen Anderson, she is returning. The large portrait, Pink Lady, was purchased with a gift from her son, John Baldwin. It will be hung in Justin […]

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  • September 2, 2014

    Katie Heinrich

    Heinrich earns NIH grant to investigate high-intensity functional training in Army personnel

    Katie Heinrich, assistant professor of kinesiology, has been awarded an investigator-initiated grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for more than $2.52 million. The purpose of the study is to test the effects of high-intensity functional training compared to usual Army physical readiness training on changes […]

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  • September 1, 2014

    Fair time: come visit Human Ecology at K-State Day Sept. 7

    Purple pride will be on full display at the 2014 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on K-State Day, Sunday, Sept. 7. Kansas State University will be recognized as the fair's official sponsor for the day. The College of Human Ecology will take part in special outdoor exhibits near the stage by Lake Talbott and be […]

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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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