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  • January 9, 2015

    Grant extends research of K-State's child food safety center

    Researchers in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics have received an $800,000 grant from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to extend the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. The College of Human Ecology was awarded a 2-year, $1.6 million grant in 2012 to establish the center and an […]

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  • January 6, 2015

    Marla Day to talk about World War II impact on fashion Thursday at Discovery Center

    The cost of a pair of new leather shoes was Stamp 17 in War Ration Book 1. Each member of family got one stamp a year. A new pair of nylon hose was out of the question. During World War II, clothing materials were rationed. Hosiery companies developed mending kits to repair nylon, silk and […]

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  • December 18, 2014

    A few of the splendid students in the College of Human Ecology with Dean John Buckwalter (in hat).

    It's beginning to look a lot like... winter break

    Justin Hall is clearing out. Faculty members are monitoring finals, grading papers and filing grades. Except for a few huddled over notes studying or spread out in a conference room, making last-minute adjustments to projects, students are taking their last tests of the semester. Residence halls close on Saturday, Dec. 20. The university is closed […]

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  • December 17, 2014

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs

    Don't confuse more gifts for children with more love, Fees advises

    The best gift parents can give their children for Christmas may be helping them understand less can be more, according to Bronwyn Fees, an associate professor of family studies and human services in the College of Human Ecology who specializes in child development and early education. Her advice on what gifts are best to give […]

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  • December 12, 2014

    Rebecca Sombatchareum

    FSHS distance student earns top essay award

    Rebecca Sombatchareun, Pleasanton, describes herself as a mom, a daughter and a K-Stater with a passion for helping families. A nontraditional Kansas State University student, Sombatchareun is an example of the sandwich generation. She graduates Saturday with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services, all while balancing education with her duties as a […]

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  • December 11, 2014

    Richard L. D. Morse, author of more than 110 professional publications

    Human ecology professor's legacy lives on through Consumer Movement Archives

    Washington Post Writers Group columnist Jane Bryant Quinn once wrote, "On the Washington Mall, savers should erect a statue to Richard L. D. Morse, professor emeritus of Kansas State University." Morse endeavored to protect consumer rights for more than 50 years. Thanks to the Consumer Movement Archives (CMA) Research Award, a new generation of scholars […]

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  • December 8, 2014

    College congratulates outstanding graduating seniors, academic honors students

    The College of Human Ecology will honor 10 graduating seniors and 23 graduating with honors at ceremonies Friday, Dec. 12, on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Every semester, each academic program may name an outstanding senior based on academic achievements and contributions to the program, the university and the community. Dean John Buckwalter […]

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  • December 4, 2014

    State-approved mediator Nancy O'Conner, director of the university's Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, coaches students, clockwise from top, Sarah Baxter, senior in sociology; Karla Quick, nondegree-seeking graduate student; Elizabeth Harner, senior in agribusiness; and Ka'Juan Moore, junior in sociology.

    New FSHS project helps students become state-approved mediators, develop conflict resolution skills

    As part of a new conflict resolution program, students at Kansas State University are becoming eligible for state approval as mediators and are helping families and Kansas communities. The College of Human Ecology's School of Family Studies and Human Services has started offering opportunities to assist students in becoming state-approved mediators by working on real […]

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  • December 4, 2014

    AT students donate classwork to Crisis Center babies

    Over the past 6 years, apparel production students have created more than 500 infant gowns and 30 blankets and donated them to the local Crisis Center. Each semester, students in AT 300 Apparel Production 1 make the gowns from cotton interlock knit, learning to use the overlock machine and to sew with knit fabrics, according […]

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  • December 2, 2014

    Julia Day research: Occupants need training to make energy efficient buildings energy efficient

    More than one-third of new commercial building space has energy saving features, but without training or an operator's manual, many occupants are in the dark on how to use them. Julia Day, assistant professor of apparel, textiles and interior design in the College of Human Ecology, recently published a paper in Building and Environment that […]

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