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  • January 13, 2009


    Shanklin Named Graduate School Dean

    Carol Shanklin, a veteran administrator and educator in food service and dietetics, has been named dean of the Graduate School. Also this week, she received the prestigious Founder's Award at the 14th Hospitality Graduate Education and Graduate Research Conference. Since October, Dr. Shanklin has been the school's interim dean; before that she served as acting […]

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  • January 12, 2009


    Dates set for three fancy fundraisers

    Little Black Dress Event The Little Black Dress, a fashion icon since first created by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, will be honored guest at an exhibit opening at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Beach Museum on campus. Friends of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum will host the fundraiser called Little Black Dress […]

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  • December 19, 2008

    In the news: Students tapped for honors

    Aditi Shukla, graduate student in apparel and textiles, is one of six students to receive $1,000 scholarships from Benchmark Financial, a general agency of New England. Students were awarded the scholarships for being the top performers in a senior level marketing management course. Quest, a freshman honorary society unique to KSU, has named new members […]

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  • December 12, 2008

    Feehan and Barrett

    Barrett's class meets in 3D virtual world

    Students in Convention and Event Management sent their avatars to class this week. They entered a stone patio circled by posters of faculty members. They walked through black double doors and sat in a classroom fronted by a giant-sized screen. Trees waved in the ocean breeze. They came dressed in ball gowns, shorts and snappy […]

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  • December 10, 2008

    Research asks 'Why don't all restaurant workers follow food safety rules?'

    Why don't restaurant workers - who handle an estimated 70 billion meals and snacks in the U. S. every year - follow common food safety practices? Why don't they always wash their hands properly? Or keep work surfaces sanitary? According to a recent Kansas State University study, restaurant workers blame time constraints, inconvenience, inadequate training […]

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  • December 4, 2008

    Food safety research helped land bio-defense lab to Manhattan

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's solid reputation as a leader in animal health and food safety research is stronger than ever with the announcement of K-State as the site for the relocation of a federal animal health laboratory. The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, known as NBAF, will be located adjacent to the K-State campus, […]

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  • October 28, 2008

    HDM workshop to teach students dining etiquette

    Kansas State University students who are unsure of whether to answer their cell phone or order an alcoholic drink at dinner with a prospective employer can get answers to those questions and more at the K-State Dining Etiquette Workshop. The event, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Gold Room at Derby Dining Center, […]

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  • September 18, 2008

    Update: Student Stewart Lane savors role as chef at Beijing Olympics

    MANHATTAN - Kansas State University's Stewart Lane, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Kansas City, Mo., spent part of his summer in an Olympic-size effort: assisting with catering for the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Lane worked in the kitchen of the USA House, the home base for U.S. athletes, their […]

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  • June 6, 2008

    Shawnee county 4-H family earns state honor

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - A Shawnee County, Kan., family - Dan and Charlene Patton and their daughters Jana, Krista, Megan and Lori - has been selected as the Kansas 4-H Family of the Year. The award is given annually by the Kansas 4-H Foundation and was presented at the Emerald Circle Banquet June 5 in Manhattan, […]

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  • May 13, 2008

    'Trash talking' K-State instructor teaches ways businesses can be green and profitable

    MANHATTAN -- David Olds talks trash to his students: paper and Styrofoam clog landfills, ozone-damaging refrigerants injure air quality, sprinkling systems decimate water resources. Olds, a graduate teaching assistant, teaches Environmental Issues II for the department of hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology. His students are future […]

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