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  • June 26, 2012

    Anderson, Kim present at South Korea's Inje University

    Barbara Anderson and Hyung-Chan Kim lectured to students and faculty at Inje University’s College of Design in South Korea this month. Anderson, associate professor and head of the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, presented “Interior Design’s Social Compact: Making Curriculum Decisions Based on a Philosophical Perspective of the Role of the Professional.” She […]

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  • June 20, 2012

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    Haar's Dye Garden Sampler wins quilt show honors

    Sherry Haar received the Award of Excellence in a juried exhibition for her Dye Garden Sampler. Work of only 39 out of 305 artists was accepted into The Artist as Quiltmaker XV exhibition running through July 29 at the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, New Union Center for the Arts gallery in Oberlin, Ohio. […]

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  • June 18, 2012

    Positive adult, community involvement keep teens from trouble, Johannes says

    Everywhere you look there are troublemaking teenagers with nothing better to do this summer than cruise around town in packs. That's a statement that makes Elaine Johannes, associate professor of family studies and human services, roll her eyes in response. "Adults often don't get it; it is the teenager's job to push the envelope," Johannes […]

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  • June 13, 2012

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    Durtschi advises first-time dads on joy, coping

    The transition to fatherhood can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, journeys for dads today. "Having a child is more of everything," said Jared Durtschi, an assistant professor of marriage and family therapy who studies the transition to parenthood among married couples. "It is more happiness. It is more joy and more laughter. […]

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  • June 12, 2012


    ATID student earns honorable mention in design competition

    Carrie Cook, senior in apparel and textiles, received honor mention this month in a design competition for active wear. Contestants in the annual Concept 2 Consumer competition for college students created original active wear for a female customer, age 50-65, for her daily walking routine. The theme was “Birds of a Feather Walk Together” and […]

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  • June 12, 2012

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    Talk to aging parents about nursing home decisions...now, advises Gayle Doll

    As far as conversations with parents go, talking with them about moving into a nursing home and other end-of-life issues may be the hardest. "The first time talking about this is going to be really, really hard because it's a painful subject to think about," said Gayle Doll, assistant professor in Kansas State University's College […]

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  • June 11, 2012

    Nontraditional student honor society inducts 18

    Academic excellence has earned 18 Human Ecology students membership to Pinnacle Honor Society, the nontraditional student honor society that has chapters in almost every state . An induction ceremony took place at the Division of Continuing Education's Honors and Awards Reception May 1 in the K-State Alumni Center. Inductees from the College of Human Ecology […]

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  • June 11, 2012

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    Melgarejo awarded $250,000 seed funds for developing antibiotics

    Tonatiuh Melgarejo, an associate professor in human nutrition at Kansas State University, has been awarded $250,000 to assist in the development of a novel class of natural antibiotics for the treatment of mastitis in dairy cattle. The award comes from the Center for Animal Health Innovation's (CAHI) Proof-of-Concept (PoC) seed funding program. As principal investigator, […]

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  • May 17, 2012

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    Johannes named national Afterschool Champion, gets picture on Wheaties box

    Elaine Johannes, associate professor in family studies and human services, has been named an Afterschool Champion for her contributions to the professional development of youth workers across Kansas, the nation and the globe. The Afterschool Alliance named eight state champions from around the country. They were honored at the “Breakfast of Champions,” a gala recent […]

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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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