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  • May 1, 2012

    Athletic training students learn in a military setting

    A new, first-of-its-kind undergraduate athletic training program in the College of Human Ecology is helping students experience a different part of the profession: working with active-duty soldiers. The university is in the first semester of a partnership between its athletic training education program and nearby Fort Riley. The partnership gives students a new kind of […]

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  • April 26, 2012

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    Edgar Chambers to lead international standards group

    Edgar Chambers IV, distinguished professor and director of the Sensory Analysis Center, has been selected to chair the group that will develop a set of standards for the International Standards Organization’s Technical Committee on Sensory and Consumer Evaluation. The group met recently in Toulouse, France. Chambers will lead development of an international standard for advertising […]

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  • April 24, 2012

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    Doll awarded for innovative teaching online

    Gayle Doll took a fresh approach to teaching gerontology online, and her peers rewarded her with a Faculty Fellowship Award from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Doll received the honor, which comes with a monetary award, at the annual meeting of the alliance April 3 in Kansas City, Mo. The alliance's board of […]

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  • April 18, 2012

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    Family and consumer sciences teachers in demand, shortages predicted

    On his way to becoming a high school family and consumer sciences teacher, Nolan Henderson was a stand-up comedian. After six years on the road, he returned to Kansas State University and graduated in 2011, one of the first men to get a family and consumer sciences degree. Henderson is part of the changing face […]

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  • April 18, 2012

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    Apparel students donate to Crisis Center

    Students in Marla Day's apparel production class constructed and donated 73 infant gowns and 15 infant blankets to The Crisis Center recently. This is the second year they have given their time and talents to the cause. The center serves victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Riley, Clay, Geary, Marshall and Pottawatomie counties. […]

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  • April 18, 2012


    FSHS grad to lead College of Education

    A graduate of the College of Human Ecology will be the next dean of the College of Education. Debbie Mercer, a professor and the college's associate dean for teacher education, will begin her role as dean July 1. She succeeds Michael Holen, who will begin phased retirement at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. […]

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  • April 17, 2012

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    Panel, reading to explore Art of War

    (The Collegian covered the event. Read story here.) Art of the War – a panel, exhibit and reading – will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in Kansas State University’s Hale Library, Hemisphere Room (501). John Musgrave will read from his book “Notes to the Man Who Shot Me: Vietnam War Poems" […]

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  • April 2, 2012

    Deb Canter receives Bedford Distinguished Faculty Award

    Deb Canter, professor in hospitality management and dietetics, has been presented the $5,000 Bedford Distinguished Faculty Award, given to a faculty member involved in dietetics and food service management who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Canter plans to use the funds to identify role models in any area of dietetics management and leadership, […]

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  • March 29, 2012

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    New food, new auction items, new venue for annual student fundraiser

    The annual Travel and Dining Auction has outgrown another venue. The 16th annual event, to be Friday, April 13, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., moves to the Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center in Manhattan. The first auctions were in Hoffman Lounge. Then it expanded into a tent in Justin Hall’s front yard, then to the […]

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  • March 27, 2012

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    Ashley Meek wins second in national alpaca design competition

    Ashley Meek, a junior in apparel and textiles, won second place in the national alpaca design competition for students. Meek received a $750 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to Nashville, Ten., for events that included tours of alpaca farms and an alpaca fiber mill. The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association sponsored the competition. Her […]

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