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  • July 17, 2015

    Personal financial planning student team advances to national competition

    The personal financial planning student team has advanced to the finals in the 2015 Financial Planning Challenge. The competition includes only eight teams nationwide and will be Sept. 24-28 in Boston. Team members are Mariah Bausch, Cole Foster and Hannah Rice, all seniors. The team's adviser is Ann Coulson, assistant professor in the School of […]

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  • July 10, 2015

    Dietetics, human nutrition merge into single department

    The dietetics and nutrition programs will merge into a single department this fall. The move was approved Wednesday, June 17, by the Kansas Board of Regents. "They are a logical fit because of the overlapping principles of the two disciplines. Merging nutrition and dietetics into one department will strengthen both programs to benefit our students, […]

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  • June 24, 2015

    Human Ecology funds three projects

    The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University has funded three grants to college researchers for about $12,000. Those receiving grants and their project titles are: Sara K. Rosenkranz and Mark D. Haub, Department of Human Nutrition, for “Do alterations in meal size and frequency affect postprandial lipema and inflammation?” $5,000. Jooyoun Kim, Department […]

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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 17, 2015

    Hiller Connell writes about environmental impacts in sustainable apparel production book

    Kim Hiller Connell, associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design, College of Human Ecology, wrote a chapter in the Handbook of Sustainable Apparel Production published recently by CRC Press in New York. The book's editor, S. S. Muthu, invited Hiller Connell to write “Environmental impacts of apparel production, distribution, and consumption: […]

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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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  • June 4, 2015

    Nutritionist looks at proposed changes to child care meal guidelines

    The guidelines for meal requirements in child care settings are being revised for the first time since 1968, something a Kansas State University nutritionist in the College of Human Ecology says is a victory for both children's nutrition and business owners. Similar to the school lunch guidelines, the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program regulates […]

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  • June 2, 2015

    Carol Shanklin

    Shanklin receives Excellence in Practice for Dietetic Research Award

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will present Carol Shanklin, dean of Kansas State University's Graduate School and professor of hospitality management and dietetics, College of Human Ecology, with its 2015 Excellence in Practice Dietetic Research Award. The award recognizes outstanding registered dietitians and dietetic technicians who have demonstrated innovation, creativity and leadership in a […]

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  • May 21, 2015

    Gayle Doll

    Doll named Gerontological Society Fellow

    Gayle Doll, associate professor and director of the Center on Aging in the College of Human Ecology, has been awarded Fellow status in the Gerontological Society of America. The fellowship acknowledges Doll’s outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. Doll is the author of "Sexuality and Long-Term Care: Understanding and Supporting the Needs […]

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  • May 18, 2015

    Rebecca DeYoung-Daniels

    DeYoung-Daniels receives top Global Campus teaching award, Lange named extraordinary student

    Rebecca DeYoung-Daniels was awarded the K-State Global Campus Excellence in Online Teaching Award at the recent 2015 K-State Global Campus Honors and Awards Reception. DeYoung-Daniels is an instructor in the hospitality management and dietetics department. She was praised for her ability to engage students in the subject matter while promoting critical thinking and understanding. The […]

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