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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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  • February 16, 2012

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    Swaney-Stueve to lead Olathe sensory center

    Marianne Swaney-Stueve has been named manager of the new K-State Olathe Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research Center, according to Edgar Chambers IV, a university distinguished professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior and director of the Sensory Analysis Center. Swaney-Stueve, research assistant professor in human nutrition, has a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and […]

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  • February 16, 2012

    Info session on gerontology studies, careers set for March 2

    Approximately every 8 seconds someone in this country turns 65. With each new older adult come new opportunities for those prepared to work with them. To help advisers interest students in the ever-expanding field of gerontology, the Center on Aging is sponsoring an information session from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the […]

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  • February 15, 2012

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    FSHS junior Frantz nominated for Truman

    K-State has nominated Courtney Frantz, junior in family studies and human services with a minor in nonprofit leadership, for the 2012 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Frantz is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the founder of Wildcat Buddies. The service organization partners adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with K-State students to further […]

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  • February 15, 2012

    NMAAHC: Save our African American Treasures: Topeka, Kansas

    Marla Day looks at textiles for Smithsonian African-American project

    When the Smithsonian Institution launched "Save Our African-American Treasures," the staff called Marla Day, curator of the Historic Costume and Textile Collection at K-State's College of Human Ecology. They needed her expertise to help appraise and explain potential textile treasures brought in during a series of "Antiques Roadshow"-type events. Day traveled to four cities: Detroit, […]

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  • February 9, 2012

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    Students on China study tour learn to appreciate, understand cultural differences in early childhood education

    The test was in the chicken feet and students passed with honor, according to Bronwyn Fees, associate professor in family studies and human services who lead the study tour to examine early childhood development and education in Southern China in January. While food was not the purpose of the study tour, Fees said that it […]

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  • February 8, 2012

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    Culinary workshop to focus on regions of Mexico Feb. 23, 24

    Chef Taji Marie will showcase the regional diversity of Mexican cuisine on Feb. 23 and 24 at  the annual Culinary Enhancement Workshop on campus. The theme of the workshop is "Authentic Flavors from the Regions of Mexico." Marie is the owner and executive chef of Simple Gourmet in Los Angeles, Calif., and has worked as […]

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  • February 7, 2012

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    Telefund: a blue ribbon year (Thank you, donors)

    Students, faculty and staff pitched in to pull in $108,274 during this year's Telefund. Students - at least 233 of them - called alumni and wrote cards to those they couldn't reach by phone. Nearly 40 faculty and staff showed up to assist and support the students. Last year's effort raised just over $100,000. The […]

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  • February 7, 2012

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    Marriage therapist says high-conflict couples have work to do before saying 'I do'

    Sandra Stith, a professor of marriage and family therapy, has Valentine's Day advice for couples contemplating commitments and engagement rings: Mix romance with a generous portion of reality. The reality is that relationship problems -- drinking, anger, the need to control, hitting -- don't evaporate when couples become engaged or marry, according to Stith, who […]

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  • January 31, 2012

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    Haar, students earn apparel design honors

    Sherry Haar, associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, and two students displayed their design work in the juried 2011 Exhibition of the International Textile and Apparel Association this winter in Philadelphia. Haar showed three wearable art forms from her From the Garden series. She also received the Sandra Hutton Award […]

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