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  • November 28, 2005

    K-State professor offers tips for surviving 'meet the parents' scenario

    MANHATTAN -- Will I make a good impression? Will I fit in? What if his parents don't like me? No doubt these questions -- and more -- roll through the head of anyone meeting his or her significant other's parents for the first time. With the holidays approaching, these meetings are more frequent and the […]

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  • November 16, 2005

    Shop smart to reduce holiday stress

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - 'Tis the season to shop, but spending wisely need not dampen the holiday spirit, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. "Spending responsibly actually can improve the holiday mood - there's no reason to worry about gift bills after the first of the year," said Young, who […]

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  • November 11, 2005

    Topeka home economics leader establishes scholarship at K-State

    MANHATTAN , KAN. - The estate of Anita K. Laurent, founding member of the Topeka ( Kan. ) Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, has made a gift of $200,000 to the Kansas State University Foundation Changing Lives Campaign to establish the Anita K. Laurent Scholarship in Human Ecology. The purpose of the scholarship at […]

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  • November 2, 2005

    K-State apparel, textiles and interior design students create designs for American Heart Association Event

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University students from Pattern Development II, an apparel and textiles class, had the opportunity to design gowns for a local American Heart Association luncheon Oct. 11. The students created presentation boards featuring red gowns and facts about heart disease. Michelle Geering, north central regional director for the American Heart Association, talked […]

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  • October 19, 2005

    K-State experts say students not always putting best face forward of Facebook

    MANHATTAN -- Getting "poked" is a sign of friendliness, and the Flip-Flop Alliance is a legitimate organization at Kansas State University -- at least in the world of Facebook, a yearbook for the Internet age at http://www.facebook.com Facebook communities have sprung up at K-State and campuses across the country. Facebook allows students to connect with […]

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  • October 13, 2005

    K-State to offer food writing course for spring semester

    MANHATTAN -- A new course at Kansas State University in spring 2006 will help students become better communicators -- about food. Offered through the department of hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics, HRIMD 499, Food Writing, will focus on communication about food and the significance of gastronomic writing. The course will be taught Wednesdays from […]

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  • September 29, 2005

    K-State's 2005 honorary family grounded in Wildcat academics, athletics

    MANHATTAN -- In the past 20 years, Kansas State University sophomore Lauren Luhrs can't remember a day without some mention or reminder of K-State. "Whether it was seeing one of the three limestone rocks outside of my house painted with Power Cats or looking at a picture of my sister and me from a K-State […]

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  • September 19, 2005

    Alumna's papers on culinary curiosities make their way to K-State

    MANHATTAN -- To Clementine Paddleford, a radish was no mere garnish, but rather "passionate scarlet, tipped modestly in white." And chowder was a living being that "breathes reassurance. It steams consolation." The noted 20th-century food writer, with a flair for concocting lavish descriptions of epicurean proportions, graduated from Kansas State University in 1921 with a […]

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  • September 16, 2005

    Bedford establishes award for dietetics faculty

    MANHATTAN, KAN. - Mary Ruth Bedford, El Paso, Texas, has made a gift of $55,674 to the Kansas State University Foundation to establish the Bedford Distinguished Faculty Award. The award will provide financial assistance to secure outstanding faculty for the Department of Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics in the College of Human Ecology. The […]

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  • September 8, 2005

    K-State researchers find the right words to design better tasting foods for consumers

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Ten professional tasters dressed in white lab coats are seated around a circular table, each ready to spear dice-size chunks of mystery cheese with a wooden toothpick. "Think about what words you're going to use to describe Limburger," says Edgar Chambers IV, director of the Kansas State University Sensory Analysis Lab. "It's […]

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