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  • July 7, 2009

    purple sweet potato cut in half

    K-State Researcher Studies the Anti-Cancer Capabilities of a Special Purple Sweet Potato

    A Kansas State University researcher is studying the potential health benefits of a specially bred purple sweet potato because its dominant purple color results in an increased amount of anti-cancer components.

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  • July 7, 2009

    K-State Researcher Finds That Girl Scout Meetings Provide an Opportunity to Increase Girls' Physical Activity and to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

    Girls typically are less physically active than boys, but a Kansas State University researcher has found that organizations like Girl Scouts provide an ideal setting to get girls moving early in life and to develop lifelong healthy habits.

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  • June 3, 2009

    Professor puts Girl Scouts to work

    Promoting physical activity during Girl Scout meetings can be an effective way for young girls to get the exercise they need to be healthy, according to Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professor in human nutrition. He applied physical activity intervention strategies in three Girl Scout troops, training group leaders to instruct and lead exercise sessions among troop […]

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  • May 29, 2009

    Athletic Training Student Camp

    Athletic Training Student Camp, July 17-19

    UPDATE: The Athletic Training Camp has been canceled. For more information, contact Shawna Jordan at (785) 532-0151 or jordan@ksu.edu. Athletic Training Student Camp will be held on the campus of KSU July 17-19. This camp will give you the opportunity to learn and experience athletic training skills at the collegiate level and gain new up […]

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  • May 19, 2009

    D. Chambers, Wang earn top faculty honors

    The College of Human Ecology recognized Delores Chambers and George Wang for outstanding contributions to teaching and research at commencement exercises last week. "These outstanding faculty members understand the interaction between people and their environments," said Virginia Moxley, dean. "By examining these relationships in their scholarship and teaching, they prepare students to carry out the […]

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  • May 13, 2009

    Michelle Higgins

    Michelle Higgins readies for research career

    Michelle Higgins, graduating senior in biochemistry and nutritional sciences, has been involved with research since her freshman year at K-State, and her involvement in multiple projects has given her insight and practice for a research career. "I really like the methods behind research, and as a freshman at K-State I knew that research might be […]

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  • April 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    HOP'N Home project earns $125,000 grant Bronwyn Fees, family studies and human services; Sara Rosenkranz, human nutrition; and Tanis Hastmann, human nutrition, are among those who received a grant of $125,716 from the United Methodist Health Foundation. They will conduct a study entitled, "Promoting Media Literacy in Parents and Young Children to Provide healthy Opportunities […]

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  • April 22, 2009

    Students in the news

    Held, Stull organize first African sustainable, social justice event here Courtney Held, senior in dietetics and public health nutrition,  and Valerie Stull, graduate student in public health, organized K-State's first Fair Trade Awareness, Africa's Sustainability, Together event set for Sunday, April 25. Activities will include a 5K fun run, music and social justice fair. The […]

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  • April 1, 2009

    Ahdikari to profile beef flavor

    Koushik Ahdikari has been awarded a $36,500 grant from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to establish the flavor profile of beef. Edgar Chambers IV, director of the Sensory Analysis Center, will work on the project to develop a lexicon for beef that can be used universally. While on a Big-12 Fellowship at Texas A&M University, […]

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  • March 25, 2009

    Kappa Omicron Nu inducts 50

    Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society, initiated 50 members this month in Justin Hall's Hoffman Lounge. Mary Molt, advisor, announced the list: Apparel and textiles majors: Katherine Elizabeth Maier, Kelby Lorraine Polfer, Whitney Renee Vaughn, Janelle Diane Goehring Athletic training: Clayton Rudolph Zerr Communication sciences and disorders majors: Mary Elizabeth Ohmes, Chelsea Victoria […]

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