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  • February 28, 2014

    Vanier family makes largest private gift in K-State history

    Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz announced today that the Jack Vanier family has made a gift of $60 million — the largest private donation in the history of K-State. The gift provides $40 million to benefit students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and Salina campuses, and $20 million for Phase III […]

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  • February 24, 2014

    Provost points to continuing efforts to prevent food insecurity

    Food insecurity – hunger and the lack of safe, healthful food - exists worldwide, including in the United States, in Kansas and in Manhattan. Today, one in eight people worldwide are hungry, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). At the same time, the World Health Organization reports that worldwide obesity has […]

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  • February 24, 2014

    Hartenstein receives top graduate teaching assistant honor

    Jaimee Hartenstein, doctoral student in family studies, has been honored for excellence as graduate teaching assistant. The Graduate Student Council Teaching Excellence Award for the 2013-2014 academic year comes from K-State’s Graduate Student Council. The other winner is Kyleen Kelly, master's student in geography, Olathe. The award recognizes graduate students who excel in classroom teaching […]

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  • February 21, 2014

    Costa Rican professor to make food and culture presentation Feb. 26

    Paola Paez, professor of nutrition at the University of Costa Rica, will visit Kansas State University to share her knowledge on Costa Rican culture, cuisine, nutrition and food safety. "Food and Culture: A Taste of Costa Rica" will be presented by the College of Human Ecology from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in […]

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  • February 20, 2014

    Friends of K-State Libraries to feature 'Teatime to Tailgates' tasting

    Jane Marshall will present "Tasting History, Tasting Memories" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. This interactive program will take you on a journey of the senses as Marshall presents 150 years of food in Kansas and at Kansas State University. Wine and beer will be served alongside delicious samples from […]

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  • February 19, 2014

    Cynthia Kiser Murphey

    Resort president to give 40th Shugart Lecture

    Cynthia Kiser Murphey, president and COO of New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will present the 40th Annual Shugart Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Forum Hall on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. New York-New York is a 2,024-room resort pairing “the singular style of New York City […]

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  • February 18, 2014

    Interior design senior earns top honor for workplace design

    Sara Gasser, a senior majoring in interior design at Kansas State University, was one of five finalists  in NEXT, a design competition for students throughout the United States and Canada. Gasser presented her project to design professionals during an all-expense paid trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., in January. The competition, sponsored by Steelcase Inc., required […]

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  • February 7, 2014

    A coffee workshop concludes "A Taste of Costa Rica"

    Culinary workshop goes Costa Rican

    Allan Ortiz, a Costa Rican chef and culinary educator, will demonstrate how to prepare Hearts of Palm Ceviche Accompanied with Avocado and Pineapple, Coconut Rice and Beans with Curry Fish and other specialties from the Central American country at the 10th annual Culinary Enhancement Workshop. Two one-day sessions will be on Feb. 27 and 28, […]

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  • January 31, 2014

    Six distance students awarded scholarships

    Several College of Human Ecology distance education students are among those awarded scholarships for the spring 2014 term. They are: Ashley MacKinnon, senior in dietetics, Fort Riley, DCE Scholarship; Winnie Knapp, master's student in personal financial planning, Manhattan, DCE Scholarship; Rebecca Sombatchareun, senior in family studies and human services, Pleasanton, O'Bannon Scholarship; Derek Judd, senior […]

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  • January 29, 2014

    Biehl to speak on restorative justice, daughter's death

    Like many who dedicate their lives to a social cause, Linda Biehl's story is personal. She believes in justice through peace and reconciliation -- called restorative justice -- and not retribution. So did her daughter, Amy Biehl, who was killed in an act of political violence in South Africa in 1993. Linda Biehl has turned […]

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