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  • June 23, 2015

    Experts offer little tips to make big changes in work health

    When it comes to taking a physical activity break at work, it's more about the frequency than duration. That's advice Kansas State University experts in human nutrition and kinesiology are offering to employees working in a sedentary environment who are looking to improve their health. "When people sit for a long period of time, our […]

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  • June 15, 2015

    Kinesiology, nutrition faculty and students present at sports medicine meeting

    David C. Poole, professor in the Department of Kinesiology, was chair of a symposium on Threshold Concepts in Athletic Performance at the recent international conference of the American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual International Meeting May 26 to 30 in San Diego, Calif. He also presented on Oxygen and Skeletal Muscle; Physiological Thresholds: Measurement […]

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  • May 26, 2015

    More scholarships, student leadership roles announced

    College of Human Ecology students at Kansas State University have been selected for scholarships and leadership roles. Honors recently announced include: Plum receives Blue Key scholarship Anna Plum, junior in family studies and human services, has been awarded the Roy C. Langford Memorial Scholarship from the K-State chapter of Blue Key senior honorary. Dharnidharka gets […]

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  • May 14, 2015

    Human Ecology names seniors graduating with academic honors

    The College of Human Ecology has announced seniors graduating with academic honors at commencement ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in Bramlage Coliseum. Awarded summa cum laude, with cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or higher during their academic career at Kansas State University, are: Samantha Claassen, nutritional sciences and dietetics; Danielle Dobratz, public […]

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  • May 13, 2015

    Students earn scholarships, internships, honor memberships

    A constant parade of College of Human Ecology students are honored with scholarships, internships and membership into honorary organizations such as Mortar Board. Others are tapped for research grants and special contributions and achievements to their disciplines. Here are some of the most recent students and their successes: Brooke Boyington awarded $6,000 scholarship from Phi […]

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  • May 11, 2015

    Christian Larson

    Christian Larson awarded for outstanding undergraduate teaching

    Christian Larson, instructor of kinesiology, is among the four Kansas State University faculty members who were rewarded for years of exceptional teaching with the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at the All-University Awards Ceremony recently. Larson has taught courses ranging in size from 20 to 220 students. He is the course coordinator for Biobehavioral […]

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  • May 7, 2015

    Kinesiology honors scholarship winners

    More than a dozen students were honored at the recent Kinesiology Scholarship Celebration in Justin Hall. Chelsey R. Schlechter and Joshua R. Smith were named outstanding graduate students. Scholarship winners and their scholarships are: Kayla M. Zerr, Mrs. Pauline Compton Scholarship; Kimberly A. Britton, Ito Family Scholarship; Kayla Meskimen, Eva Lyman Memorial Scholarship; Paige M. […]

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  • May 6, 2015

    Broxterman, Sibley receive top graduate assistant awards

    Two College of Human Ecology graduate students received the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year award and Graduate Research Assistant of the Year award. D. Scott Sibley, a doctoral student, was nominated by his major professor, Amber Vennum, assistant professor of family studies and human services, for the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year award. […]

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  • May 5, 2015

    Behnke research shows exercise improves cancer treatment success

    Research in kinesiology offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments. Brad Behnke (above), associate professor of exercise physiology in the Department of Kinesiology, and collaborators have shown that moderate exercise on a regular basis enhances tumor oxygenation, […]

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  • May 1, 2015

    Human Ecology names 17 outstanding graduating seniors

    The College of Human Ecology will honor 17 graduating seniors at ceremonies Friday, May 15, on the Kansas State University campus. Every semester, each academic program may name an outstanding senior based on academic achievements and contributions to the program, the university and the community. Associate dean Bronwyn Fees will present the awards at 4 […]

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