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  • April 29, 2009

    Center on Aging establishes classroom at Meadowlark Hills

    Students who are learning about aging take classes and do research in a most appropriate place -- a local retirement community. Because of the community's commitment to the university, K-Staters now have their own classroom at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. "This allows students at K-State and all across Kansas to come to Meadowlark […]

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  • April 22, 2009

    Katie Hamm

    USA Today honoree Katie Hamm creates dietetics internship site

    Katie Hamm, who has been named to the All-USA College Academic Honorable Mention team for 2009, created a web site to help dietetics students find internships. When putting together the business plan, Hamm found that each year about 4,000 dietetics students are searching for accredited internships; 250 programs offer about 2,500 internships. Students must complete […]

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  • April 17, 2009

    Jana Hawley

    Hawley will lead professional association

    Jana Hawley, head of apparel, textiles and interior design, has been elected president-elect of the International Textile and Apparel Association. She begins her term on Sept. 1, and will assume the presidency in September 2010. Hawley has served as vice president of operations for the association. The organization is a professional, educational association of scholars, […]

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  • April 1, 2009

    Ahdikari to profile beef flavor

    Koushik Ahdikari has been awarded a $36,500 grant from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to establish the flavor profile of beef. Edgar Chambers IV, director of the Sensory Analysis Center, will work on the project to develop a lexicon for beef that can be used universally. While on a Big-12 Fellowship at Texas A&M University, […]

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  • March 25, 2009

    Johannes leads project to help small communities get fit

    An innovative grant program is helping Kansas communities offer a variety of healthy activities for all ages, including a new walking trail, sand volleyball court and even the hiring of a water aerobics instructor for a small city┬┤s swimming pool. Each of the new projects is being funded with the help of a "Get it […]

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  • March 5, 2009


    Senior examines hearing loss in ag workers

    Janna Sorensen noticed that a disability was becoming a trend in her family of farmers. The Kansas State University senior in communication sciences and disorders turned her curiosity into a research project that would not only benefit her family, but other agricultural workers also affected. "I grew up on a farm and just about every […]

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  • February 27, 2009

    Meredith to lead mentoring program

    Bill Meredith will lead a university-wide mentoring program for faculty when he begins phased retirement in July. He will assist departments and colleges in developing, implementing and enhancing plans. Last fall, Meredith announced he would step down as head of the School of Family Studies and Human Services. He joined K-State in 1999. "He will […]

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  • February 25, 2009

    Nutrition profs awarded engagement grant

    A healthy snacks initiative is one of four projects to be funded by the Center for Engagement and Community Development this spring. "Development and Promotion of Healthy Snack Products for School Children" is a collaborative project of Koushik Adhikari and Tandalayo Kidd, both assistant professors of human nutrition; Sajid Alavi, associate professor of grain science […]

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  • February 17, 2009


    Fundraiser to salute Little Black Dress

    A fund-raising event - both chic and historic - will mark the opening of a special exhibition on the Little Black Dress at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum on campus Friday, Feb. 27. A silent auction, design competition, jazz, wine and hors' d'oeuvres will highlight "Little Black Dress -- On the Red Carpet." Funds will […]

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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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