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  • May 30, 2007

    K-State expert advocates protection from sun when outdoors

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Whether it´s to the beach, baseball games, gardening or some other pursuit, people typically spend more time outdoors during the summer. The extra activity may be good, but summer is also when the sun´s intensity is at its highest, said Mike Bradshaw, Kansas State University Research and Extension health and safety specialist. […]

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  • May 29, 2007

    K-State recognizes classified employees

    MANHATTAN -- At the 30th annual Kansas State University Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony May 23 in the K-State Student Union ballroom, workers were honored for their years of service and their achievements across campus. Guest speaker Charles Reagan, associate to the president, lauded the daily efforts of classified employees, without whom the university's faculty and […]

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  • May 21, 2007

    K-State professor looks for link between chemistry and senses

    MANHATTAN -- Koushik Adhikari, assistant professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, takes sensory and chemical profiles of different food products and attempts to match them. He is looking to discover what chemicals cause what tastes, smells and textures in food. He obtains the sensory information from K-State's panel of sensory analysis experts, specially […]

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  • April 25, 2007

    Two K-State seniors presenting research in Washington, D.C., on impact of war deployment on relationships

    MANHATTAN -- Two Kansas State University students will be in Washington, D.C., this week to present their research concerning the impact of war deployment on relationships. Lizette Vargas Strader, senior in psychology, Dodge City, and Theresa Doyle, senior in family life and community services, Overland Park, will present "Coming Home: The Impact of Deployment to […]

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  • April 17, 2007

    K-State trauma researcher has tips on preventing tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech

    MANHATTAN -- Pay attention. That is one of three keys to preventing tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech this week, according to Kansas State University's Briana Nelson Goff. Goff, interim assistant dean of K-State's College of Human Ecology and associate professor of family studies and human services, leads the Trauma Research, Education and Consultation […]

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  • April 5, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Take time away from technology at home

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Technology - computers, cell phones, mp3 players and such -make information and entertainment readily available. Too much of a good thing can harm personal relationships, though, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. With parents and children vying for time on the computer or three children […]

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  • March 23, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Whole-grain foods can offer health benefits

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Consumers who grow up eating highly refined grain products may shy away from choosing whole-grain products recommended for health, said Mary Meck Higgins, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition specialist. Choosing whole-grain foods need not mean sacrificing food quality or flavor, she said. Whole-grain food products are naturally flavorful - and […]

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  • March 13, 2007

    Human Ecology students in K-State Student Alumni Board helping to introduce high school sophomores, their families to life at K-State

    MANHATTAN -- Some Kansas State University students are lending their expertise in life at K-State to prospective Wildcats and their families at a special recruiting event. Offered in conjunction with K-State's All-University Open House, For Sophomores Only brings high school students and their families to campus for an in-depth look at life on the K-State […]

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  • March 13, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Expect more pets, including service and therapy dogs

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Although long described as "man´s best friend," in reality, dogs may become almost anyone´s friend, said Deb Sellers, Kansas State University Research and Extension specialist on adult development and aging. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association reports that 63 percent of the nation´s households already have a pet, with dogs the preferred […]

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  • February 28, 2007

    Workshop teaches K-State students how to handle an interview conducted over a meal

    MANHATTAN -- An interview for a job or internship can be nerve-racking enough. Add a meal into the equation, and job-seekers looking to make a good impression could get downright rattled. Fortunately for Kansas State University students, K-State's career and employment services is sponsoring a dining etiquette workshop to help students prepare for an interview […]

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