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  • February 13, 2009


    Survey: Families important to Fort Riley

    The Manhattan Mercury, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, Reprinted by permission By Sarah Nightingale When Fort Riley officials and K-State researchers teamed up to study why some spouses do not transfer to Fort Riley with their soldiers, they hoped to learn how the post and community could attract more families to relocate here. While the just-released […]

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  • February 12, 2009


    Four faculty members promoted

    Briana Nelson Goff and Charlotte Shoup Olsen were promoted to full professors and Peggy Lynne Honey and L. Tonatiuh Melgarejo were promoted to associate professors and granted tenure this week. Briana Nelson Goff Goff, PhD, is associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. Currently she […]

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  • February 3, 2009

    Older adults should dig in dirt, study shows

    Gardening keeps older hands strong and nimble. "One of the things we found is that older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern as you age," said Candice Shoemaker, professor of horticulture. She, Mark Haub, associate professor of human nutrition, and Sin-Ae Park, a research associate […]

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  • January 30, 2009

    ID program ranks first in nation

    The College of Human Ecology's bachelor of interior design program has been ranked best in the nation. A recent survey of architecture and design firms has ranked K-State's bachelor of interior design and interior architecture programs first. Three other architecture degree programs also earning top 10 rankings. For survey purposes, bachelor's programs in interior design […]

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  • January 29, 2009


    Plan now to dine with your Valentine

    Pesci tells how to dine out romantically on a budget The perfect Valentine's Day dinner is all about planning. Start now, advises  Pat Pesci, head of  hotel and restaurant management program. Pesci, who also is a dining etiquette expert and known as K-State's "Mr. Manners," has some tips on making a Valentine's Day dinner special […]

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  • January 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    Chrest joins faculty Maribeth Chrest has joined Family Studies and Human Services as a clinical instructor in communication sciences and disorders. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Kansas State and has worked at Stoneybrook and at the Manhattan Public Schools as a speech pathologist. FSHS participates in Traumatic Stress confab Several members of the […]

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  • January 26, 2009

    Sensory analysts evaluate K-State's new high-calcium leaf lettuce

    Using a strategy called biofortification, scientists at K-State and Texas A&M University have boosted the calcium content in lettuce, a step they hope will curb growing national health problems. First results include a 25 to 32 percent hike in the in-bred calcium supplied by common leaf lettuce. "We're working to genetically improve what we know […]

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  • January 23, 2009

    Financial therapy clinic to open Jan. 28

    Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning opens its financial therapy clinic Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Manhattan. The clinic blends financial counseling with marriage and family therapy to help individuals, couples and families struggling both financially and emotionally. The clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays on the second floor of […]

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  • January 22, 2009

    Doll: Look beyond ratings when choosing nursing home

    Although a new nursing home quality rating system has several dimensions, experts say it fails to address perhaps the most important question: Are the residents who live there happy? When choosing a nursing home, Gayle Doll, director of the Center on Aging, suggests visiting the facility in the morning. If some of the residents are […]

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  • January 15, 2009


    Do consumers understand, buy "green" clothing?

    LeHew research to highlight Sustainability Confab Among sustainability enthusiasts, choosing organic food at the grocery store may come as second nature. But research by Melody LeHew is showing that green choices don't necessarily transfer from the grocery shelf to the clothing rack. "When you consider produce, it's easier for consumers to understand that the product […]

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