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  • March 4, 2016

    Kansas State University's Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution for students, professionals

    A first-time certificate-earning institute being offered at Kansas State University this summer is designed to meet the growing need in the workplace for individuals with conflict resolution abilities. Kansas State University's Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution will be offered June 6-July 29 on the Manhattan campus through the School of Family Studies and Human Services […]

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  • February 23, 2016

    Human ecology professor receives 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award

    Jooyoun Kim has been selected to receive the 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. Kim is an assistant professor in the apparel, textiles, and interior design department in the College of Human Ecology. This award is administered by 3M's Research and Development Community in partnership with 3Mgives. This highly competitive award recognizes outstanding new faculty who are […]

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  • February 17, 2016

    Hospitality management partnership to serve the Greater Kansas City area on Olathe campus

    A new partnership between Kansas State University's department of hospitality management and Kansas State University Olathe is bringing more than six decades' worth of hospitality management training and education to the Greater Kansas City area. K-State's hospitality management department is in the process of hiring a professor of practice in hospitality management for the Olathe […]

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  • January 26, 2016

    Amber Vennum

    Amber Vennum successful in obtaining crowdfunding for research project

    Amber Vennum, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy in the College of Human Ecology, submitted a project toExperiment.com, a crowdfunding site that urges people to “support science you care about” and “help fund the next wave of scientific research,” in December 2015. The site gives researchers 30 days to raise funds. Vennum just found […]

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  • January 22, 2016

    Coffee sensory dictionary developed at Kansas State University

    Coffee lovers around the world are being helped by a sensory research "dictionary" developed at the Sensory Analysis Center at Kansas State University. This week, World Coffee Research, or WCR, and the Specialty Coffee Association of American published a Sensory Lexicon and new coffee Sensory Wheel based on work conducted by Edgar Chambers IV, university […]

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  • January 22, 2016

    Kids in focus groups tasted certain foods as part of a Kansas State University Olathe study on using emojis to measure emotional response. Kids put red stickers on faces that described how they felt about the taste of plain oatmeal. Blue stickers represent the taste of Japanese soda and yellow stickers represent a popular boxed lunch product.

    Emojis may help reduce waste by measuring kids' emotional response to foods

    OLATHE — Those expressive faces in text messages may do more than tell someone you're ROTFL. Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe believe the icons also may reduce the amount of food thrown away during school lunches by knowing whether kids feel  or  about the meal. Marianne Swaney-Stueve, research assistant professor of human […]

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  • January 13, 2016

    Hospitality Management students receive conference awards

    Ten doctoral students and four faculty members from the department of hospitality management in the College of Human Ecology attended 21st Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism from January 6th through 9th, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Overall, there were 251 presentations during this conference from numerous universities that offer graduate […]

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  • January 11, 2016

    Announcing: The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

    The new Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health integrates the former Department of Nutrition and the renowned dietetics program at Kansas State University. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the new name in December. The name better reflects the scope and expertise of the department, said John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human […]

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  • January 8, 2016

    Nutrition doctoral student selected for New York Science Day

    Kavitha Penugonda was one of only 52 graduate students and postdocs nationwide selected to participate in Journey through Science Day sponsored by PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences in December. She presented on "Determination of Bioavailable Iron and Vitamin A in Sorghum, Cowpea, Corn and Soybean Fortified Blended Foods." The event was at […]

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  • December 23, 2015

    Faculty researchers share five guidelines for happy, healthy 2016

    Even in a world filled with fears and frets, you have some control over your health and happiness. College of Human Ecology researchers offer advice to help you survive and thrive in 2016. Be romantic Jared Durtschi has one word for people who want to build a stronger romantic relationship: sacrifice. In our culture, it […]

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