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  • April 8, 2015

    Elaine Johannes

    Research seeks to understand adolescent health needs in Kansas

    Research at Kansas State University examined the health risks pre-teens, teens and young adults experience in Kansas to determine opportunities to improve adolescent health. Many health professionals across the United States are currently concentrating on the increased health needs of baby boomers, an aging population of individuals born in the 1940s through the 1960s. While […]

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  • April 2, 2015

    Penny McConnell

    School nutrition and dietetics leader to present 41st Shugart Lecture

    Penny McConnell, widely recognized as a national leader in school nutrition and dietetics, will present the 41st Annual Grace M. Shugart Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, on the Kansas State University Manhattan campus. The lecture in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union is free and open to the public. She is director […]

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  • April 2, 2015

    ATID sets annual symposium for April 16, 17

    The 2-day 11th annual Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design Student Symposium kicks off on April 16 with the Showcase of Excellence, a juried show that includes a mounted exhibit and runway show of apparel and textile designs produced by Kansas high school and Kansas State University students. The exhibit begins at 6 p.m. at the […]

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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 27, 2015

    Retirement party set for Canter, Barrett, Pesci

    When Deb Canter, Pat Pesci and Betsy Barrett retire from the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics this year, they take 100 years of experience at Kansas State University with them. A retirement celebration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Hoffman Lounge, Justin Hall, on the K-State campus. The event […]

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  • March 26, 2015

    Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter wrote and perform in 'Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh' (Courtesy photo)

    Dementia workshop to focus on creativity, use of theater techniques

    “Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh,” a performance about the world of caregiving for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, will be part of the Personhood and Dementia Workshop on Thursday, April 9, at the K-State Alumni Center. The third annual workshop is sponsored by the Kansas State University Center on Aging, College of […]

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  • March 25, 2015

    FCS education students present sessions at Wichita conference

    Seven family and consumer sciences education students presented two breakout sessions this month at the United Associations Conference in Wichita. Sally Yahnke, associate professor in the College of Education, worked with the College of Human Ecology students. She was re-elected president of the Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students are Megan Douglas, Kelsey […]

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  • March 23, 2015

    Personal financial planning researchers offer first book combining financial planning, mental health

    Money can be the gold-standard of obstacles to good mental health. It splits families, relationships and nations. Kansas State University researchers have compiled the first textbook that addresses the intersection of financial planning and mental health. The discipline, called financial therapy, integrates the two to promote financial and emotional wellness. Published recently by Springer of […]

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  • March 19, 2015

    Athletic training students honored for academic achievements

    The Kansas Athletic Trainers Society recently honored undergraduate students for their academic achievements in accredited athletic education programs in Kansas. First team all-academic honors, for juniors or higher during the 2014 calendar year and have maintained a minimum of 3.8 grade point average, were awarded to Ryan Lahey, Wichita; Cecelia Lane, Goddard; and Jessica Steele, […]

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