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  • September 15, 2014

    Detail from "Pink Lady"

    Pink Lady, portrait of 1918 grad, to be welcomed in Justin Hall Tuesday

    Bella Nelson Baldwin earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from Kansas State University in 1918. Now, in the form of a portrait painted in 1922 by Viola Helen Anderson, she is returning. The large portrait, Pink Lady, was purchased with a gift from her son, John Baldwin. It will be hung in Justin […]

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  • September 2, 2014

    Katie Heinrich

    Heinrich earns NIH grant to investigate high-intensity functional training in Army personnel

    Katie Heinrich, assistant professor of kinesiology, has been awarded an investigator-initiated grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for more than $2.52 million. The purpose of the study is to test the effects of high-intensity functional training compared to usual Army physical readiness training on changes […]

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  • September 1, 2014

    Fair time: come visit Human Ecology at K-State Day Sept. 7

    Purple pride will be on full display at the 2014 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on K-State Day, Sunday, Sept. 7. Kansas State University will be recognized as the fair's official sponsor for the day. The College of Human Ecology will take part in special outdoor exhibits near the stage by Lake Talbott and be […]

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  • August 29, 2014

    Linda Yarrow

    Nutrition professor leads K-State's first MOOC

    Linda Yarrow, assistant professor of human nutrition, led the development team for Kansas State University's first massive open online course or MOOC. She will teach the first cycle of Health and Wellness 101: Everyday Small Changes this fall. The free online course, offered through Kansas State University Global Campus, teaches the small, realistic changes that […]

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  • August 28, 2014

    Sonya Britt

    In face of growing student debt, college researchers call for financial education for university students

    As student debt load grows — it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren't offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. "Financial issues are one of the top reasons, if not the No. 1 reason, that […]

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  • August 27, 2014

    Human Ecology honors six professionals for "focusing first on people"

    A Western Kansas catering entrepreneur, a national leader in health care for the elderly, and a product development director for Under Armour are among the professionals to be honored Oct. 24 by the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The six honorees were selected for their outstanding contributions to their disciplines. They are […]

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  • August 20, 2014

    Faculty members develop free alternative textbooks to save students money

    Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs. The Open Alternative Textbook Initiative — led by Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human nutrition; Andy Bennett, professor and head of the mathematics department; and Beth Turtle, associate professor with K-State Libraries — […]

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  • August 20, 2014

    K-State Speech and Hearing Center partners with Scottish Rite Masons

    The Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center, which offers clinical training for graduate students in communication sciences and disorders, has been designated a Kansas RiteCare Clinic. At the induction ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Scottish Rite Masons will present the center with a $20,000 check to provide evaluation and treatment […]

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  • August 18, 2014

    Elaine Johannes

    Johannes receives Stowe Award for adolescent health plan work

    Elaine Johannes, associate professor and Extension specialist, has been granted the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award to work with the Kansas Adolescent Health State Plan. Johannes, whose primary work is in youth development with the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, will travel to Washington, D.C., to […]

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  • August 15, 2014

    Angela Glean

    Glean receives national undergraduate research fellowship

    Angela Glean, a senior in kinesiology, was a 2014 STRIDE undergraduate research fellow with the American Physiological Society this summer. The program (Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research) pairs a student with a member of the society. Glean worked with David Poole and Tim Musch, professors of exercise physiology and co-directors […]

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