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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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  • January 15, 2009


    Sue Maes to head DCE

    Sue Maes has been named dean of the Division of Continuing Education at K-State. With Virginia Moxley, she is co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Academic Alliances, working with faculty teams to build online master's degree programs in family financial planning, gerontology, youth development, merchandising and community development. Dr. Maes helped develop the Great […]

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  • January 13, 2009


    Shanklin Named Graduate School Dean

    Carol Shanklin, a veteran administrator and educator in food service and dietetics, has been named dean of the Graduate School. Also this week, she received the prestigious Founder's Award at the 14th Hospitality Graduate Education and Graduate Research Conference. Since October, Dr. Shanklin has been the school's interim dean; before that she served as acting […]

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