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  • January 21, 2014

    Details from the 15 quilted works on display in Justin Hall.

    150 Shades of Purple quilt show displayed in Justin Hall

    One Hundred Fifty Shades of Purple. Who knew? The shades have been quilted into masses of stitches and patterns now on display throughout Justin Hall. The exhibit, presented by the Historic Costume and Textile Museum, will hang until March 28. Fourteen quilts and one apron, exhibited in 11 cases, exemplify an array of quilting techniques: […]

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  • January 20, 2014

    School lunch programs cut back on the salt

    New findings show that many Americans are at risk for high blood pressure because of too much sodium in our diets — and the risk is especially high for children. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings show that about eight out of every 10 children ages 1 […]

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  • January 17, 2014

    MPH program flourishes at K-State

    Kansas State University is racking up the numbers in its interdisciplinary Master of Public Health program. December 2013 brought eight new graduates of the program, bringing the total graduate count for the 2013 calendar year to a record 32. The Master of Public Health program was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents in January […]

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  • January 15, 2014

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    Stand up for yourself and your health: researchers point to lower risk of chronic disease

    People who decrease sitting time and increase physical activity have a lower risk of chronic disease, according to research conducted by Sara Rosenkranz and Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professors of human nutrition in the College of Human Ecology. Even standing throughout the day -- instead of sitting for hours at a time -- can improve health […]

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  • December 13, 2013

    Human Ecology contributes to sesquicentennial time capsule

    The 9-month sesquicentennial celebration ended in October but the Kansas State University time capsule is still being prepared for burial in the lawn in front of Anderson Hall. Each college and unit prepared parcels no larger than one cubic foot to be placed in the 3,000-pound capsule. Debby Hiett, administrative assistant to Dean John Buckwalter, […]

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  • December 11, 2013

    12 seniors earn academic honors

    Seniors receiving academic honors will be recognized at the College of Human Ecology’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus. Awarded summa cum laude honor cords are Anna Cooper, dietetics; Siera Lungren, family studies and human services; Kathryn Gayle Minnix, early childhood education; […]

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  • December 10, 2013

    Rutherford Sanford

    Sanford to be student commencement speaker

    Rutherford N. Sanford IV was selected as the student commencement speaker at the College of Human Ecology graduation ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Bramlage Coliseum. Sanford will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel and restaurant management. He was an intern at Walt Disney World Resorts Animal Kingdom Lodge in […]

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  • December 9, 2013

    Cathy Lacy to give commencement address

    Cathy Lacy, a 1979 graduate in dietetics and institutional management, will be the 2013 fall commencement speaker for the College of Human Ecology at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Bramlage Coliseum. A registered dietitian, Lacy served as director of health promotion and wellness programs for Iowa Lutheran Hospital, a hospital clinical dietitian, director of […]

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  • December 6, 2013

    Kinesiology senior receives cancer research award

    Benton McGivern, senior in kinesiology, has received a Johnson Cancer Research Center’s undergraduate Cancer Research Award. The program promotes early participation in laboratory research, encouraging students to consider careers in cancer research and medicine while they're still deciding what academic and professional paths to take. "We are enlisting a new generation of cancer researchers and […]

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  • December 5, 2013

    The best gifts for children ignite imagination, Anna Nippert says

    When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination in their children than simply buying what is on their list. "Preschoolers are in the midst of developing their imagination. They love experimentation and using their creativity," Nippert said. She suggests […]

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