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  • February 19, 2014

    Cynthia Kiser Murphey

    Resort president to give 40th Shugart Lecture

    Cynthia Kiser Murphey, president and COO of New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will present the 40th Annual Shugart Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Forum Hall on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. New York-New York is a 2,024-room resort pairing “the singular style of New York City […]

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  • February 18, 2014

    Interior design senior earns top honor for workplace design

    Sara Gasser, a senior majoring in interior design at Kansas State University, was one of five finalists  in NEXT, a design competition for students throughout the United States and Canada. Gasser presented her project to design professionals during an all-expense paid trip to Grand Rapids, Mich., in January. The competition, sponsored by Steelcase Inc., required […]

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  • February 7, 2014

    A coffee workshop concludes "A Taste of Costa Rica"

    Culinary workshop goes Costa Rican

    Allan Ortiz, a Costa Rican chef and culinary educator, will demonstrate how to prepare Hearts of Palm Ceviche Accompanied with Avocado and Pineapple, Coconut Rice and Beans with Curry Fish and other specialties from the Central American country at the 10th annual Culinary Enhancement Workshop. Two one-day sessions will be on Feb. 27 and 28, […]

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  • January 31, 2014

    Six distance students awarded scholarships

    Several College of Human Ecology distance education students are among those awarded scholarships for the spring 2014 term. They are: Ashley MacKinnon, senior in dietetics, Fort Riley, DCE Scholarship; Winnie Knapp, master's student in personal financial planning, Manhattan, DCE Scholarship; Rebecca Sombatchareun, senior in family studies and human services, Pleasanton, O'Bannon Scholarship; Derek Judd, senior […]

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  • January 29, 2014

    Biehl to speak on restorative justice, daughter's death

    Like many who dedicate their lives to a social cause, Linda Biehl's story is personal. She believes in justice through peace and reconciliation -- called restorative justice -- and not retribution. So did her daughter, Amy Biehl, who was killed in an act of political violence in South Africa in 1993. Linda Biehl has turned […]

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  • January 21, 2014

    Details from the 15 quilted works on display in Justin Hall.

    150 Shades of Purple quilt show displayed in Justin Hall

    One Hundred Fifty Shades of Purple. Who knew? The shades have been quilted into masses of stitches and patterns now on display throughout Justin Hall. The exhibit, presented by the Historic Costume and Textile Museum, will hang until March 28. Fourteen quilts and one apron, exhibited in 11 cases, exemplify an array of quilting techniques: […]

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  • January 20, 2014

    School lunch programs cut back on the salt

    New findings show that many Americans are at risk for high blood pressure because of too much sodium in our diets — and the risk is especially high for children. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings show that about eight out of every 10 children ages 1 […]

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  • January 17, 2014

    MPH program flourishes at K-State

    Kansas State University is racking up the numbers in its interdisciplinary Master of Public Health program. December 2013 brought eight new graduates of the program, bringing the total graduate count for the 2013 calendar year to a record 32. The Master of Public Health program was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents in January […]

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  • January 15, 2014

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    Stand up for yourself and your health: researchers point to lower risk of chronic disease

    People who decrease sitting time and increase physical activity have a lower risk of chronic disease, according to research conducted by Sara Rosenkranz and Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professors of human nutrition in the College of Human Ecology. Even standing throughout the day -- instead of sitting for hours at a time -- can improve health […]

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  • December 13, 2013

    Human Ecology contributes to sesquicentennial time capsule

    The 9-month sesquicentennial celebration ended in October but the Kansas State University time capsule is still being prepared for burial in the lawn in front of Anderson Hall. Each college and unit prepared parcels no larger than one cubic foot to be placed in the 3,000-pound capsule. Debby Hiett, administrative assistant to Dean John Buckwalter, […]

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