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  • December 1, 2011

    Melgarejo research with canine peptides leads to university's newest patent

    A discovery by a Kansas State University research team could mean a longer and healthier life for man's best friend and perhaps man himself. University researchers Tonatiuh Melgarejo, an associate professor of human nutrition; Frank Blecha, distinguished professor of immunophysiology; and Yongming Sang and Maria Ortega, former postdoctoral fellows, isolated and characterized a natural antimicrobial […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Omicron Nu inducts 61 students

    The K-State chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, a national honor society for human ecology students, has 61 new members. The society recognizes graduate and undergraduate students for outstanding achievements in areas of research, leadership and scholarship. Members are selected based upon demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Research hopes to prevent obesity by reaching parents, children through day care

    A K-State research group is jumping ahead to improve nutrition and physical activity among young children and prevent childhood obesity. The researchers, led by David Dzewaltowski, professor and kinesiology department head, include Bronwyn Fees, associate professor of family studies and human services, and Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professor of human nutrition. They have developed a program […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Avoid holiday money blues: spend the green, avoid being in the red

    Nearly 14 million Americans are still paying for gifts purchased during the last holiday season. While the holiday season presents countless opportunities to overspend and create excess stress, remaining budget conscientious and stress-free over the holidays can be easy, according to Jodi Kaus, director of Powercat Financial Counseling. It all begins with a plan. "Have […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    CHE leads All-University Campaign giving…again

    College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gave to the All-University Campaign in record numbers this year, out pacing any other academic unit on campus with 78 percent participation. The college was the leader last year, too, with 71 percent participation. Two departments had 100 percent participation: Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and Apparel Textiles & […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Apparel design students host competition, fashion show Thursday

    Experience "Cotton the Fabric of Our Future, Today" with an apparel design competition and fashion show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the K-State Student Union. Apparel design students will exhibit their original creations showing cotton trends and avant-garde ideas for spring 2012. Exhibits will also show the cotton production […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    AT students learn about cotton from field to fabric

    Joycelyn Burdett's apparel and textile design students already know the touch and feel of cotton, but she wanted them to understand more about the fabric of our lives. Burdett, an assistant professor in ATID, is leading two of her classes on a semester-long cotton and denim exploration that will culminate with a fashion show contest Dec. 1.

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  • November 15, 2011

    Three programs recognized for assessment work

    Three College of Human Ecology programs were recognized for outstanding achievements in student learning assessment recently at the Office of Assessment’s fall 2011 showcase. Marriage and family therapy was awarded for outstanding leadership and initiative in student learning assessment. “Dr. Sandra Stith and her marriage and family therapy program faculty colleagues received their award for […]

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  • November 10, 2011

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    Student group event pairs beverages with 'Babette's Feast'

    A wine tasting pairs with a showing of the acclaimed film “Babette’s Feast” in an event on Sunday, Nov. 13 sponsored by the K-State student chapter of Professional Convention Management Association and Friends of the Beach Museum of Art. The film will be presented at 3:30 p.m. at the museum. The film is free, but […]

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  • November 10, 2011

    Johannes works on military family support systems as troops return from Iraq

    The United States military's presence in Iraq is drawing to a close, but the war's effect on military families will be long lasting. "These wars have lasted so long, they have affected family members dramatically," said Elaine Johannes, associate professor of family studies and human services, who works with military youth and families. "Now, it's […]

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