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  • January 24, 2012

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    Lindshield studies foods, dietary supplements that may reduce risk of prostate cancer

    Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition, is helping men make more informed diet decisions by studying foods and dietary supplements that may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among men in the United States. "I'm interested in researching ways to prevent prostate cancer […]

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  • January 18, 2012

    FSHS faculty, graduate students contribute to latest issue of the Journal of Financial Therapy

    The newest issue of the Journal of Financial Therapy, published by Family Studies and Human Services faculty members, is now available at http://www.jftonline.org. The journal primarily publishes clinical research that examines the empirical link between personal financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors and personal and family well-being. It is published by the New Prairie Press, which […]

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  • January 12, 2012

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    Whitehair researches ways to decrease food waste at university dining center

    To decrease food waste, hold the trays and add posters. That's what Kelly Whitehair found while researching food disposed by students at Kansas State University's Van Zile Dining Center. She is an assistant director at the dining center and a December 2011 doctoral graduate in hospitality management and dietetics. After posters reminded students about food […]

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  • January 11, 2012

    FSHS junior gets grant to study in Botswana

    Rebecca Wieneke, a junior in family studies and human services, has received a $2,000 grant from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study in Botswana. She hopes to work in adoption and foster care after graduation. "This scholarship has provided a great opportunity for me to go to Africa where I will be […]

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  • January 10, 2012

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    Team to develop, field test micronutrient-fortified food aid for Tanzania with $3 million from USDA

    A team from K-State will receive the largest award in an $8.5 million project under the Micronutrient-Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot Program. The group will develop and field test novel, extruded, high-protein, sorghum-based micronutrient-fortified blended foods that can be used for nutritional aid programs in Tanzania. Principal investigators for the 3-year $3 million pilot are: […]

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  • January 10, 2012

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    Oh the irony: For children, some sarcastic comments can be lost in translation

    It turns out irony and sarcasm are completely lost on youth. Yeah, right. Debra Burnett, an assistant professor of family studies and human services, is finding that even though children at the age of 6 may recognize a comment as sarcastic, realizing when the words are meant to soothe or sear in a situation may […]

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  • December 15, 2011

    Madai Rivera recognized with diversity award

    Before earning two degrees from Kansas State University and dedicating her professional life to helping students achieve similar success, Madai Rivera was first an immigrant to the United States, and then a first-generation student. Now her efforts to help current minority students are being recognized with the 2011 Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty and Staff Award […]

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  • December 6, 2011

    Cornelison makes suggestions for holidays in nursing homes

    The holidays can be a tough time for residents of nursing homes, especially those who recently made the transition from living on their own, according to a Kansas State University expert on aging. In some cases, nursing home residents may also be dealing with the loss of their lifelong partner and coming to terms with […]

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  • December 6, 2011

    Student designers take home cash, internship prizes in Cotton Challenge

    Models sashayed down the runway last week in the K-State Union wearing cotton garments ranging from jeans to evening wear, the culmination of a semester-long cotton project for 27 apparel and textiles students. Winning student designers, who also constructed their own original garments, took home cash, gift certificates and internships for their creative efforts. Allison […]

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  • December 2, 2011

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    ID students deck the halls at 100 Wilson Court

    When K-State’s president and first lady decided to open their house for the annual Friends of McCain Holiday Home Tour, they wanted to evoke the holiday spirit and the talents of K-State interior design students. “Kirk and I are always looking at ways to involve students in activities we are doing related to the house […]

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