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  • March 1, 2013

    zoobiquity

    'Zoobiquity' lecturers to explore link between human and animal health, healing

    What does a flamingo’s heart attack, a dolphin’s diabetes or a jaguar’s breast cancer mean for you? Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., and Kathryn Bowers will present two free lectures about what animals can teach us about our health and the science of healing in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 13. Their book, Zoobiquity, is about listening to […]

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  • February 20, 2013

    Research links sitting time with increased risk in chronic diseases

    The more you sit, the higher your risk of chronic diseases. College of Human Ecology Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professor of human nutrition, examined the associations of sitting time and chronic diseases in middle-aged Australian males in a study that is published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Collaborators include University of […]

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  • February 15, 2013

    Two finalists named for Human Ecology dean position

    Two finalists have been identified for the position of dean in the College of Human Ecology. They are Michael Delp, professor and chair in the department of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, and John Buckwalter, associate dean of research and graduate studies at the University of Texas-Arlington. The schedule of candidates […]

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  • February 14, 2013

    Celebrating Human Ecology Past and Present

    Students, win fame and scholarships in Human Ecology film contest

    Human Ecology announces a student film competition to celebrate Kansas State University's 150th birthday. Prizes include $500 scholarships and moments of fame. Students may enter as individuals or teams in two categories: Human Ecology Past (1862 to 2010) or Human Ecology Present (after 2010). Individual filmmakers must be enrolled in the college; teams must be […]

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  • February 4, 2013

    College researchers need participants for studies

    Do you chew gum? You can earn $40 for chewing gum and answering questions about the experience. Take this screener at http://qry.ca/WTP2F6 and see if you qualify. Participants who complete the study will earn a $40 gift card from a choice of one of four businesses. The study starts Friday, Feb. 8, and runs through […]

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  • January 23, 2013

    HE faculty members receive Academic Excellence funding

    President Kirk Schulz and Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason have named recipients of the latest round of Academic Excellence awards. These awards support proposals that advance the university toward the goals of K-State 2025 and its aspiration to be recognized as a Top 50 public research institution. Those in Human Ecology receiving funds […]

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  • January 14, 2013

    University researchers have year's worth of intriguing studies

    At K-State, 2012 was a productive year full of research and discoveries. For the 2011-2012 fiscal year ending June 30, researchers were awarded 910 grants, totaling more than $137.4 million in funding -- the second highest funding level ever received at the university. The funding supported studies that ranged from improving animal health to increasing […]

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  • January 14, 2013

    Kinesiology moves to College of Human Ecology

    The department of kinesiology is now part of the College of Human Ecology, an alignment that will strengthen Kansas State University's quest to be a Top 50 public research institution by 2025. "The move of kinesiology into the College of Human Ecology makes sense academically and scientifically," said Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of […]

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  • December 12, 2012

    Phi Kappa Phi initiates 19 Human Ecology students

    Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, has initiated 150 new members from K-State. Those in the College of Human Ecology are:  Kelly Buckley, master's student in early childhood education; Sara Gasser, junior in interior design; Lexi Peterson, junior in communication sciences and disorders; Kelli Voelker, junior in family […]

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  • December 12, 2012

    Three faculty awarded academic excellence funds

    Provost April Mason has announced awards from the academic excellence fund from the offices of the president and provost. Twenty-six – including three from the College of Human Ecology - of the 61 submitted proposals received funding. They are: Barbara Anderson, apparel, textiles and interior design, to purchase instructional equipment; Briana Nelson Goff, Institute for […]

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