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  • October 3, 2012

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    College announces record enrollment

    As Kansas State University approaches its 150th year, the university reached another milestone: a record enrollment of 24,378. So did the College of Human Ecology, recording 2,516 students this fall compared with 2,467 in 2011. The largest enrollment in university history includes growth on all three campuses. There are 21,179 students in Manhattan, 737 in […]

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  • September 28, 2012

    New online master's degree program to help students serve families, communities

    The School of Family Studies and Human Services will offer a new online program of study this spring: Master of Science in family and community services. The  program will enable professionals who are place bound and working full time to acquire advanced study without relocating geographically. It will be offered through the Division of Continuing […]

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  • September 25, 2012

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    Costume Museum a partner in Discovery Center's "Forces" exhibit

    An exhibition entitled “Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University” at The Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan is the result of an 18-month collaboration by six organizations, including the Historic Costume and Textile Museum in the College of Human Ecology and the Morse Department of Special Collections at the K-State […]

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  • September 25, 2012

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    Kidd to lead new $2.5 million grant project to study, improve children's eating habits

    Many of today’s youth are overweight – or obese. And, while some are quick to blame oversized portions, fast or snack foods, and carbonated beverages, Tanda Kidd believes there’s more to it than that. “We need to look at what kids are eating – and why,” said the associate professor in human nutrition at Kansas […]

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  • September 19, 2012

    Morse scholarship helps Courtney Frantz complete project to help children with special needs

    A special scholarship from Kansas State University is helping Courtney Frantz, a senior in family studies and human services, advance her career interest in working with people with special needs. Frantz completed a summer internship with ARC of Sedgwick County, working at the YESS -- Youth Education and Summer Socialization -- Camp. She was  a […]

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  • September 19, 2012

    Lindshield's flexbook nominated for national people's choice award

    Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition, is gaining attention for creating a textbook replacement -- called a flexbook -- that saves students money and provides professors with teaching flexibility. His flexbook was one of three nominees for an Education-Portal.com People's Choice Award for "Most Open Resource." Instead of buying a textbook, students in Lindshield's […]

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  • September 19, 2012

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    School meal program strives for healthier meals

    School has resumed and one change parents may notice is healthier meals offered in their children's school meals program. The passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in December 2010 helped usher in more changes to what children are served at school, according Jeannie Sneed, head of the department of hospitality management and dietetics in […]

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  • September 7, 2012

    Justin Hall Expansion sparkled like the sun, even in the rain

    Petros Levis took the microphone and asked everyone to join him in the countdown. Three. Two. One. Snip. Twenty-six pair of scissors cut a broad purple ribbon to make it official – the $5-million Justin Hall Expansion joined the family. Students, faculty, alumni, staff, friends of the college and administrators from throughout campus cheered. They […]

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  • September 7, 2012

    Purple pride on display: Play Non-Trivial Pursuit at the CHE tent at K-State Day at the fair Sept. 9

    Kansas State University will roll out the purple carpet at the 2012 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The first Sunday of the fair, Sept. 9, is designated as K-State Day with the university as the day's official sponsor. The College of Human Ecology set up south of 4-H Centennial Hall will be there with the […]

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  • September 6, 2012

    McNair Scholars present research

    The students in the McNair summer research internship program were chosen in fall 2011 and spring 2012. They started working on their projects in the spring under the guidance of selected faculty mentors in their academic fields of interest. McNair Scholars presenting research, their topic and faculty mentor include: Angelique Foye, senior in family studies […]

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