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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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  • January 12, 2009


    Dates set for three fancy fundraisers

    Little Black Dress Event The Little Black Dress, a fashion icon since first created by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, will be honored guest at an exhibit opening at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Beach Museum on campus. Friends of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum will host the fundraiser called Little Black Dress […]

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  • January 8, 2009

    Resolution: manage money better

    Advice from Research and Extension The beginning of a new year often brings a resolve to lose weight or walk the dog more often. It also can be a good time to review spending habits and money management strategies, a Kansas State University specialist said. Taking the time to sort out personal finances is a […]

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  • December 19, 2008


    Hawley to help lead new Entrepreneurship Center on campus

    MANHATTAN -- Entrepreneurship is more than a buzzword at Kansas State University. With a new Center for Entrepreneurship and a new academic major in entrepreneurship, it's part of the K-State culture. "Entrepreneurship is about being more innovative and creative as an institution, and where venture opportunities occur, to seize those initiatives," said Duane Nellis, K-State […]

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  • December 11, 2008

    Research links childhood obesity, asthma

    MANHATTAN - A Kansas State University graduate student has found a correlation between childhood obesity and asthma. Sara Rosenkranz, doctoral student in human nutrition, Manhattan, conducted research that found that healthy children with higher levels of body fat and lower levels of physical activity had greater amounts of airway narrowing after exercise. "Kids who are […]

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  • December 10, 2008

    Research asks 'Why don't all restaurant workers follow food safety rules?'

    Why don't restaurant workers - who handle an estimated 70 billion meals and snacks in the U. S. every year - follow common food safety practices? Why don't they always wash their hands properly? Or keep work surfaces sanitary? According to a recent Kansas State University study, restaurant workers blame time constraints, inconvenience, inadequate training […]

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  • December 10, 2008

    Students say 'no' to bullying on campus, but wary of cyberbullying

    MANHATTAN -- Bullying on the college campus may not be a big issue for a majority of students recently surveyed, yet many of those same students point to one gossip Web site as a potential source of problems. "It is fairly unusual to talk about bullying in a university or campus environment," said Elaine Johannes, […]

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  • December 4, 2008

    Food safety research helped land bio-defense lab to Manhattan

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's solid reputation as a leader in animal health and food safety research is stronger than ever with the announcement of K-State as the site for the relocation of a federal animal health laboratory. The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, known as NBAF, will be located adjacent to the K-State campus, […]

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  • December 4, 2008

    Researchers develop home food model to help prevent childhood obesity

    MANHATTAN -- What parents make available for their children to eat can contribute to an obesity-prone home food environment, according to researchers at Kansas State University. The researchers say that when it comes to childhood obesity, a multitude of factors affect the food children consume in the home. "Many people view healthful eating and physical […]

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  • November 25, 2008

    FSHS's one-of-a-kind financial therapy clinic to open in January

    Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning will soon open what is thought to be the first clinic to offer financial therapy: the blending of financial counseling with marriage and family therapy to help individuals, couples and families struggling both financially and emotionally. The clinic, to open in late January 2009, will be on […]

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