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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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  • April 29, 2015

    Craig Harms

    Craig Harms elected vice president of American College of Sports Medicine

    Craig Harms, professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology, has been elected as vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, representing a collaboration of basic scientists, physicians, educators and other health care […]

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  • April 18, 2015

    How to raise a healthy child

    Through research, scholarship, teaching and outreach, the faculty in the College of Human Ecology continually seek ways to nurture healthy children and families. This series of six stories, written by communications director Jane P. Marshall, explores ways to raise a healthy child who will grow into a competent, capable adult. First you make eye contact […]

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  • March 31, 2015

    Researchers part of new grant project targeting food, physical activity systems impact on child obesity prevention

    Two Kansas State University researchers are partners with Iowa State University on a more than $2.8 million grant to advance obesity prevention research. David Dzewaltowski, professor of kinesiology, and Ric Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition, will provide leadership in community-based research design and evaluation of the evidence-based SWITCH program offered through school-wellness coalitions. The […]

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  • March 30, 2015

    Balloons mark the gerontology exhibit in 2014.

    Open House, set for April 11, originated as home economics hospitality day

    Open House encompasses all of both the Kansas State University Manhattan campus and the Salina campus. But it all started with the College of Human Ecology. This year's All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, will explore more than 250 majors and options through exhibits, games and activities. The theme is […]

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  • March 13, 2015

    Seven faculty receive promotions, tenure

    Faculty members in the College of Human Ecology approved for promotion and tenure were announced this week. Sabbatical leaves were also announced. Promotions and tenure go into effect on June 8. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; D. Elizabeth Kiss, family studies and human services; and Melinda Stafford Markham, family […]

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  • February 20, 2015

    Michelle Toews

    Michelle Toews named associate dean for research

    Michelle Toews, professor at Texas State University, has been named associate dean for research for the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University by John Buckwalter, dean. Currently she is assistant director for graduate studies and research in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the university in San Marcos. She was named […]

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  • February 3, 2015

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs

    Bronwyn Fees named associate dean for academic affairs

    Bronwyn Fees, associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has named associate dean for academic affairs, announced John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, today. “Dr. Fees brings outstanding credentials as a teacher, a researcher, a collaborator, an innovator and a leader to the position […]

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  • February 3, 2015

    Hard time losing weight? Look at internal motivation, kinesiologist advises

    One of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight, but it's one of the hardest to commit to long term. "If you start with lofty goals, it's easy to become discouraged if you don't meet those goals right away," said Emily Mailey, assistant professor of kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology. "Start by […]

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