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  • December 7, 2012

    Colleges announces Fall 2012 Outstanding Seniors

    The College of Human Ecology has named recipients of the Outstanding Senior Awards for the fall graduating class. Here are the award winners and their programs: Carolina Holden has been named outstanding senior in apparel design. An active member of the Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance, she placed third in the K-State Project Runway competition […]

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  • November 16, 2012

    Kappa Omicron Nu taps 48 for membership

    Research, leadership and scholarship excellence has earned nearly 50 Kansas State University students membership in a national human ecology honor society. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is extended to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students must have completed 45 semester hours […]

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  • November 15, 2012

    Consumer tests completed; pets get leftovers

    The Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe recently donated nearly 8 tons of dog and cat food to local animal shelters and pet adoption agencies. The pet food was left over from a consumer study with a feed manufacturer. “We usually don't get that much; this was an unusually large test,” said Edgar […]

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  • November 6, 2012

    Olathe sponsors sensory, food science labs for secondary students

    More than 200 secondary students from the Blue Valley School District will participate in a first-of-its-kind program in food and sensory science at K-State Olathe in November and December. The program will tell students about careers in these areas, as well as enhance their knowledge of science and math. Students and sponsoring adults will participate […]

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  • October 18, 2012

    Provost names search committee for Human Ecology dean

    April Mason, provost and senior vice president, has appointed the search committee for the national search to find the next dean of human ecology. Ruth Dyer, senior vice provost for academic affairs, will chair the search committee. Mason will deliver the charge to the group this week, outlining her expectations and the search process timeline. […]

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  • October 3, 2012

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    College announces record enrollment

    As Kansas State University approaches its 150th year, the university reached another milestone: a record enrollment of 24,378. So did the College of Human Ecology, recording 2,516 students this fall compared with 2,467 in 2011. The largest enrollment in university history includes growth on all three campuses. There are 21,179 students in Manhattan, 737 in […]

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  • September 25, 2012

    Kidd, Tanda

    Kidd to lead new $2.5 million grant project to study, improve children's eating habits

    Many of today’s youth are overweight – or obese. And, while some are quick to blame oversized portions, fast or snack foods, and carbonated beverages, Tanda Kidd believes there’s more to it than that. “We need to look at what kids are eating – and why,” said the associate professor in human nutrition at Kansas […]

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  • September 19, 2012

    Lindshield's flexbook nominated for national people's choice award

    Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition, is gaining attention for creating a textbook replacement -- called a flexbook -- that saves students money and provides professors with teaching flexibility. His flexbook was one of three nominees for an Education-Portal.com People's Choice Award for "Most Open Resource." Instead of buying a textbook, students in Lindshield's […]

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  • September 7, 2012

    Justin Hall Expansion sparkled like the sun, even in the rain

    Petros Levis took the microphone and asked everyone to join him in the countdown. Three. Two. One. Snip. Twenty-six pair of scissors cut a broad purple ribbon to make it official – the $5-million Justin Hall Expansion joined the family. Students, faculty, alumni, staff, friends of the college and administrators from throughout campus cheered. They […]

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  • September 7, 2012

    Purple pride on display: Play Non-Trivial Pursuit at the CHE tent at K-State Day at the fair Sept. 9

    Kansas State University will roll out the purple carpet at the 2012 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The first Sunday of the fair, Sept. 9, is designated as K-State Day with the university as the day's official sponsor. The College of Human Ecology set up south of 4-H Centennial Hall will be there with the […]

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