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  • February 14, 2013

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    K-State Proud looks for donors in Justin Hall

    K-State Proud, an organization that encourages students to help their fellow students, was in Hoffman Lounge Wednesday collecting donations and giving donors t-shirts. “Creating a culture of philanthropy. That is what K-State Proud represents,” said Chris Kellenbarger, this year’s vice president for Student Campaigns for Student Foundation. The group’s goal is $135,000. “Last year we […]

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  • February 6, 2013

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    Gayle Doll named gerontology fellow

    Gayle Doll, assistant professor and director of the Center on Aging at Kansas State University, has been selected as a fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The honor recognized outstanding leadership in gerontology and geriatric education. The criteria are stringent, according to Janet C. Frank, president of the organization which is the […]

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  • February 4, 2013

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    2013 Alumni Fellow: Dr. Elizabeth combines nurture, education in work with families of very sick children

    Patients’ families and colleagues call her Dr. Elizabeth. They also call her a solace, an angel, an anchor. Elizabeth Purcell-Keith, medical family therapist and crisis intervention specialist at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, supports, educates and comforts families whose children face life-threatening medical issues. She is the College of Human Ecology’s alumni fellow for […]

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  • February 4, 2013

    College researchers need participants for studies

    Do you chew gum? You can earn $40 for chewing gum and answering questions about the experience. Take this screener at http://qry.ca/WTP2F6 and see if you qualify. Participants who complete the study will earn a $40 gift card from a choice of one of four businesses. The study starts Friday, Feb. 8, and runs through […]

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  • January 30, 2013

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    Male dietitians: The 3 percent

    About 3 percent of all registered dietitians in the United States are male. But 60 percent of the fall graduating class in dietetics  in the College of Human Ecology were men. According to Deb Canter, who has been teaching dietetics at K-State for 36 years, this is probably the first time three male students have […]

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  • January 29, 2013

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    Grad student exhibit textile art this week

    Hand and Dyepot, an exhibit of original textile and apparel art designed by graduate students, opens Jan. 28. Students used natural dyes and earth pigments, a more environmentally sustainable option for coloration than traditional dye processes. The week-long exhibit explores cultural, elemental, and environmental themes using apparel design, ceramics and textile surface design. The display […]

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  • January 29, 2013

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    College celebrates Kansas Day

    Although the college is preparing for K-State's sesquicentennial celebration that kicks off Feb. 14, faculty, staff and students paused to honor the Sunflower State at a continental breakfast hosted by Dean Virginia Moxley in Hoffman Lounge on Jan. 29. Kansas became the 34th state on Jan. 29, 1861. For more information on the university's festivities, […]

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  • January 28, 2013

    Kinesiology offers water aerobics

    The Department of Kinesiology is offering a seven-week class on water aerobics starting Jan. 28 in the Natatorium. The class is part of the Lifestyle Improvement through Fitness Enhancement (L.I.F.E.) program. Sessions, which end March 15, are 7:30-8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 5-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $52.50 for three sessions […]

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  • January 25, 2013

    Moxley to address Women Managing the Farm conference

    Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of Human Ecology, will speak on “Balancing it All” at the Women Managing the Farm Conference Feb. 7-8 in Manhattan. She will address achieving balance in a life that includes work, family and community as well as making time to nurture oneself. Also speaking at the Hilton Garden Inn […]

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  • January 23, 2013

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    Distance education group honors Moxley

    Dean Virginia Moxley has received the 2012 Special Recognition Award from the Association of Continuing Higher Education. Because she was unable to attend the group’s annual conference in November, David Stewart, associate dean of the Division of Continuing Education, with Sue Maes, dean, presented the award at the college’s Spring Forum on Jan. 15 in […]

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