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  • March 12, 2012

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    Gayle Doll writes book about sexual expression in nursing homes

    The professor stood in front of the unconventional class at a retirement community and asked: “What would you have done differently if you had known you might live to be 150 years old instead of the 80 years of life expectancy typical for Americans?” A hand shot up in the front row and an 85-year-old […]

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  • March 6, 2012

    Grad students to present research Thursday

    Students from Human Ecology will present poster abstracts at the 17th annual K-State Research Forum Thursday, March 8, on topics ranging from heirloom techniques using local natural dyes to rural community youth. The event at the K-State Student Union is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council. Graduate students, their presentation topics and departments are: • […]

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  • March 6, 2012

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    Shugart lecturer to look at future trends in onsite food service industry

    What does the future hold for the school cafeteria, college food services, the executive dining room and other segments of the noncommercial food service industry? That topic will be explored by John Lawn, editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Food Management magazine, at the 38th Grace M. Shugart Lecture. Lawn will present "The Future of Noncommercial […]

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  • February 29, 2012

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    AT grad student fiber art exhibit opens March 5 in Union

    Naturally Refined: Sustainable Fiber Art Exhibit by Lushan Sarina Sun opens Monday, March 5, in the Kemper Art Gallery, first floor of the Student Union. The exhibit, which continues through March 23, features Sun’s Master of Science design research project in apparel and textiles. The exhibit is inspired by Chinese embroidery, Shibori, and natural dye […]

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  • February 29, 2012

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    Stone House earns reaccreditation

    Making snow is not a typical child's activity, but Kansas State University's Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center is not a typical child care facility. Lessons in critical thinking and problem solving are just one of many reasons for Stone House's recent reaccreditation, along with a dedication to early education. Composed of six classrooms […]

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  • February 28, 2012

    Mary Molt awarded prestigious Silver Plate

    Mary Molt will receive one of the food service industry’s most prestigious honors May 7 at the 58th annual Gold and Silver Plate Awards Celebration in Chicago. The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association bestows Silver Plate awards annually to those who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to food service operations. Molt, an assistant professor in […]

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  • February 20, 2012

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    Research finds that rekindling a romance often extinguishes a couple's happiness

    Instead of renewing romance with an ex, it may be better to move on to the next. Amber Vennum, assistant professor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University, is studying couples in cyclical relationships -- the term used for a couple who breaks up and then gets back together. She is looking […]

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  • February 17, 2012

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    Hot off the presses

    The latest issue of Focus, the annual college magazine for alumni and friends, is off the presses and being mailed this week. The 24-page publication features Jeannie Sneed, new head of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and the new Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. Other headliners are: […]

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  • February 17, 2012

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    Material researcher Hurd tapped as alumni fellow; Dietetics grad fellow for DCE

    K-State will honor two graduates from the College of Human Ecology next week as 2012 Alumni Fellows. Rebecca Pirkl Hurd, the college’s fellow, is a senior material researcher in apparel innovation for Nike. She received a M.S. in apparel and textiles in 1986. Kristine M. Smith, the director of Nutrition Services at Neighborhood House Association […]

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  • February 16, 2012

    Consumer panel to taste Kansas black walnuts in Olathe’s first sensory work

    The new K-State Olathe Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research Center will conduct its first consumer test this month on a Kansas product: black walnuts. One hundred consumers will munch cookies containing different cultivars of black walnuts in sessions on Feb. 21 and 22. In blind tastings, they will rate six cultivars for flavor intensity and […]

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