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  • November 16, 2012

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    From pigskin to sheepskin: Nick Leckey chosen as student commencement speaker

    When the National Football League knocked on Nick Leckey’s door, the captain of the Wildcat football team was 46 credits away from graduating. With the NFL, he played for the Arizona Cardinals, the St. Louis Rams and the New Orleans Saints where he picked up a Super Bowl ring in 2009. But Leckey had made […]

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  • November 15, 2012

    Consumer tests completed; pets get leftovers

    The Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe recently donated nearly 8 tons of dog and cat food to local animal shelters and pet adoption agencies. The pet food was left over from a consumer study with a feed manufacturer. “We usually don't get that much; this was an unusually large test,” said Edgar […]

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  • November 14, 2012

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    University, military recognize nearly 150 years of education, culture, and honor

    When the Morrill Act of 1862 established land-grant institutions, it also ensured that universities like Kansas State University would have a long-standing relationship with the military. Daryl Youngman, associate professor at K-State Libraries, said the land-grant act mandated some sort of military training. Before the university's ROTC program was established in 1916, the nation's War […]

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  • November 14, 2012

    Three tapped for international study scholarships

    Three College of Human Ecology students have been selected to receive scholarships for international study. They are: Lacey Smith, sophomore in hotel and restaurant management, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; Hilary Burton, junior in family studies and human services, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for Mexico; and Margaret Vinson, junior in […]

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  • November 14, 2012

    ID programs ranks in top 10 in U.S.

    The interior design program at K-State has been ranked in the top 10 in the United States. The ranking, published in the November/December issue of DesignIntelligence, is based on a survey of principals, design directors and human resource directors from 392 professional practice organizations in the United States. They were asked to name the schools […]

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  • November 14, 2012

    MFT grad student earns spot at research summit

    Marcie Lechtenberg, Ph.D. candidate in marriage and family therapy, was one of nine K-State students selected to present their research at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Feb. 14 in Topeka. Her topic was “Assessing the Adolescent Experience of Mindfulness.” Her major professor is Sandra M. Stith. The 2012 Research and the State competition was sponsored […]

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  • November 13, 2012

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    The dean on the purple Harley

    Dean Virginia Moxley became a biker for the homecoming parade through Manhattan on October 26. The college formed a “Human Ecology on the Move” section as a special salute to parade marshals Sally and Thane Baker. Sally Baker is a CHE alumnus. Joining the dean, with Dwight Smith on a purple Harley, were 9 other […]

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  • November 7, 2012

    Search begins for new Human Ecology dean

    The university has begun the search for Dean Virginia Moxley's replacement. She has announced that she will retire as dean in June 2013. Here is the posted position: Mission: The mission of the College of Human Ecology is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition. This […]

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  • November 6, 2012

    Olathe sponsors sensory, food science labs for secondary students

    More than 200 secondary students from the Blue Valley School District will participate in a first-of-its-kind program in food and sensory science at K-State Olathe in November and December. The program will tell students about careers in these areas, as well as enhance their knowledge of science and math. Students and sponsoring adults will participate […]

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  • November 6, 2012

    From 'Teatime to Tailgates': Cookbook celebrates university's 150 years of food history

    Kansas State University is marking its sesquicentennial in 2013, and one faculty member is cooking up a special way to celebrate. Jane P. Marshall, instructor of hospitality management and dietetics and communications coordinator for the College of Human Ecology, is writing "Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table." The college plans to publish […]

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