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  • July 25, 2012


    Center on Aging creates guide for program at nursing home to benefit children, residents

    A Kansas State University researcher and writing team are developing ways for nursing home residents and elementary school students to learn in a shared setting: an intergenerational classroom. Stephanie Gfeller, research assistant and instructor with the College of Human Ecology's Center on Aging, has recently published a guidebook -- "Uniting Wonder With Wisdom: An Intergenerational […]

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  • July 20, 2012

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    HMD faculty, researchers present at school nutrition conference

    A group  of researchers and faculty representing the department of hospitality management and dietetics and the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs presented research at the School Nutrition Association’s annual national convention this month in Denver. Kevin R. Roberts and Kevin L. Sauer, assistant professors in the department of hospitality […]

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  • July 20, 2012


    Smit named fellow of speech-language-hearing association

    Ann Bosma Smit, professor in communication science and disorders, has been elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It is the organization’s the highest form of recognition of professional achievements. Smit is author or coauthor of major studies establishing norms of acquisition of speech sounds and author a resource book for clinicians on speech […]

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  • July 19, 2012

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    McCants attends conflict resolution school at University of Ulster

    Terrie R. McCants attended the 13th annual International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Ulster (INCORE) Summer School in Northern Ireland recently. The invitation-only school provides a structured learning opportunity to analyze the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and peace building. Representatives from 55 different countries participated. Prof. John Hume, Nobel […]

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  • July 16, 2012

    K-State donors break fundraising record (again!)

    Alumni, friends and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts and commitments totaling $121 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. This figure sets a new record in fundraising activity in the 68-year history of the KSU Foundation, surpassing the previous record of $107 million in fiscal year 2011. "The generosity […]

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  • July 12, 2012


    Canter tapped for one of nation's top dietetics honors

    Deborah D. Canter, professor and long-time advocate for the dietetics profession, has been selected for one of the highest honors given by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. She will present the 2012 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture at the 2012 Academy of Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in […]

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  • July 11, 2012

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    Justin Hall expansion, rennovation near completion

    Faculty are meeting in the seminar rooms. Staff are unpacking their new offices. Sparkling classrooms await fall students. The hostas and prairie grasses are prettily placed around the new construction. The move into Justin Hall’s new space started this week although Hoffman Lounge floor isn’t yet renewed and all the furniture hasn’t arrived. But the […]

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  • June 28, 2012

    PFP PhD students study, present research in South Korea

    The first cohort of Personal Financial Planning Ph.D. students at Kansas State University spent a week in Seoul, South Korea, this spring, presenting their research and collaborating with graduate students at Ewha Woman’s University. The trip was part of their Ph.D. program that requires one summer session abroad to examine global markets and how financial […]

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  • June 28, 2012


    Going gluten-free? Read the label, Haub says

    One of the latest trends in the food market and among celebrities is going gluten-free. Snack giant Frito-Lay has announced it will introduce new gluten-free labels and products, and songster Miley Cyrus credited her recent weight loss to a gluten-free diet. Going gluten-free may be a good choice for some individuals, but that just because […]

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  • June 27, 2012


    Advice from Fees, Garcia: How to mix children and fireworks safely

    Firework displays are a popular way to celebrate the Fourth of July, but they also can be scary to some youngsters -- and dangerous to their little ears. Bronwyn Fees, associate professor of early childhood education at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, says it's common for very young children through preschool age to […]

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