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  • October 14, 2008

    Interior design, communication sciences lauded for assessing student learning

    Two programs in the College of Human Ecology will be recognized this month for their ventures in evaluating student learning - the interior design and communication sciences and disorders. Evaluation is essential to improving teaching and enhancing student learning at the university. "We consistently works to ensure that students are learning what they need to […]

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  • October 10, 2008

    Enrollment up in public health nutrition, graduate programs

    The fall semester began in Human Ecology with 3 new academic programs, 11 new faculty members and more than 200 new freshmen. This year’s enrollment in the College of Human Ecology is essentially flat. We are down 49 students (a decline of 2.6%) at the undergraduate level bringing our undergraduate enrollment from 1,905 last fall […]

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  • October 10, 2008

    University press release: Apparel and textiles students to see how cotton becomes cloth

    MANHATTAN -- Several students from Kansas State University are heading to North Carolina Oct. 12-15 to learn how a key agricultural crop becomes cloth. K-State's Deb Brosdahl, associate professor of apparel, textiles and interior design, will lead the trip, which is supported by a $43,000 grant from Cotton Inc., the research and marketing company that […]

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  • October 10, 2008

    Goff, Rivera broaden reach

    Two members of the dean's office staff are doing double duty this year, using their expertise to help university-wide programs. Briana Nelson Goff is interim director of assessment through Aug. 3, 2009. Director Cia Verschelden is on a leave of absence as visiting scholar with the Higher Learning Commission. Goff, associate professor of marriage and […]

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  • October 10, 2008


    Costume museum to debut historic Nelly Don apron

    An historic Nelly Don apron makes its debut when the Kansas Museum Association meets Oct. 29-31 in Manhattan. The vintage apron, called a Handy Dandy, was donated recently to K-State's Historic Costume and Textile Museum. Justin Hall, which houses the collection, is the entrée course stop for the progressive dinner that opens the conference. The Handy […]

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  • October 3, 2008

    ATID student explains harm of buying fake designer fashion

    Erica Boatman, a senior in apparel design and in leadership studies, believes in educating consumers. "Though my epiphany about the world's intoxication with the fashion industry's gray-market goods transpired in Europe, American soil is no less guilty. In fact, we're one of the worst," she wrote in an editorial published in Friday's Collegian headlined "Counterfeit […]

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  • September 30, 2008


    Doll delivers diplomas to Alaska

    The ceremony had the pomp and circumstances associated with any graduation: professorial regalia, speeches, a procession, a wandering dog... Well, maybe not any graduation. This one took place this summer against the backdrop of a log home and the blue Alaska sky, where two K-State distance education graduates marked the completion of their master's degrees […]

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  • September 29, 2008


    Student team, Brosdahl in high cotton

    Deb Brosdahl, associate professor in Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, will take eight students  to North Carolina in October to learn how an agricultural crop becomes cloth. With a $43,000 grant from Cotton Inc., Brosdahl and "Team Cotton" will travel to Raleigh to tour a cotton farm, a cotton gin, and a cotton mill. At […]

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  • September 18, 2008

    Update: Student Stewart Lane savors role as chef at Beijing Olympics

    MANHATTAN - Kansas State University's Stewart Lane, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Kansas City, Mo., spent part of his summer in an Olympic-size effort: assisting with catering for the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Lane worked in the kitchen of the USA House, the home base for U.S. athletes, their […]

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  • July 1, 2008

    K-State Professors envision the role of Interior Designers in a sustainable future

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's interior design professors focus on sustainability in teaching and research so they can influence both the future of the interior design profession and the creation of a sustainable future. Barbara Anderson, associate professor in the department of apparel, textiles and interior design, said she and others in her department have […]

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