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  • May 16, 2012

    Dietetics distance ed program gives California alum head start on reforming child nutrition

    Distance education has taken Kristine Smith a long way: to a bachelor's degree in dietetics from Kansas State University to revolutionizing the way young children eat. Smith earned her degree from the university in 2004 by taking classes online while on duty overseas with the U.S. Navy. She is now the director of nutrition services […]

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  • May 16, 2012

    At home and away: University research outreach benefit soldiers in the field and their families at home

    In the College of Human Ecology, researchers often combine military research with result-oriented programs that help soldiers and their families all around the world. "Military tactics are one of the pillars the land-grant philosophy was based on," said Ron Trewyn, vice president for research at K-State. "This fact gives us a greater appreciation of the […]

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  • May 11, 2012

    College names 15 Outstanding Seniors

    The College of Human Ecology named 15 Outstanding Seniors at the college’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus. The students and their programs are: • Joanna Howard - apparel marketing. Joanna plans to move to New York City to start a career […]

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  • May 11, 2012

    Students earn graduation honors

    At the college graduate honors and student awards celebration Friday, May 11, students will receive summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude cords to wear at graduation the following day. Those earning summa cum laude honors graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or higher during their academic career grade at […]

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  • May 9, 2012

    CHE research grantees named

    Four research projects have been awarded funds from the College of Human Ecology, Dean Virginia Moxley announced this week. Those receiving grants and their projects are:  Joyce Baptist and Elaine Johannes, both in family studies and human services, for “Military Children: Resilience in the Face of Parental Military Deployment.” Jared Durtschi, family studies and human […]

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  • May 8, 2012

    Molts gold plate

    Mary Molt brings home the gold

    Mary Molt went to collect silver and came home with gold. She received the Gold Plate award, the highest honor given by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, Monday at ceremonies in Chicago, for her contributions to food service operations. Molt, assistant professor in the department of hospitality management and dietetics, was selected from nine Silver […]

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  • May 3, 2012

    Four earn promotions, tenure

    Four Human Ecology faculty members earned promotion and tenure this year. Promoted to full professor are Delores Chambers, human nutrition, and Weiqun "George" Wang, human nutrition. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are: Joyce Baptist, family studies and human services, and Chihyung Ok, hospitality management and dietetics. Throughout the university, 22 faculty members were […]

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  • May 2, 2012

    2012 ATID symposium Moreau 400

    Engage, imagine advises ATID symposium speaker

    Lee Moreau was speaking at the annual Apparel Textiles and Interior Design Student Symposium but his advice spread across work and lifestyle boundaries: • Keep your eyes open. “Engage in the world around us…music, the environment, food, the Kardashians.” • Use your imagination. Innovation is a team sport, he said, explaining some of his company’s […]

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  • May 2, 2012

    Levis to be graduation speaker, Nelson to represent students on dias

    Petros Levis, president of the Human Ecology Alumni Association Board and general manager of Medallion Laboratories, a Division of General Mills Inc., will keynote College of Human Ecology graduation ceremonies this year. Kelley Nelson has been selected as student commencement speaker for the May 12. She will graduate with a degree in public health nutrition. […]

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  • May 1, 2012

    Tona 200

    College faculty honors go to Haar, Kwon, Sellers, Kozar and Melgarejo

    Virginia Moxley, dean, has announced the College of Human Ecology faculty awards for 2012.The five will be honored at graduation ceremonies May 12. Sherry Haar receives the Faculty Research Excellence Award Dr Haar, associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, is being honored or her work in natural dye and sustainable […]

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