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  • December 7, 2012

    11 graduate with academic honors

    Eleven students will graduate with honors from the College of Human Ecology Dec. 8 in McCain Auditorium. Three students are graduating summa cum laude with a cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or higher during their academic career at K-State. They are Rachel Louise Breneman, dietetics; Ryan Jon Gardner, family studies and human services; and […]

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  • November 30, 2012

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    AT faculty, students present at international conference

    Students and faculty from the department of apparel, textiles and interior design presented at the 2012 International Textile and Apparel Association in Honolulu, Nov. 13-17. Faculty and their research papers were: • Rick Cottle, "Statistical Human Body Form Classification: Methodology Development and Application" • Sherry Haar, "Comparison of Aluminum Mordanted and Nonmordanted Wool and Cotton […]

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  • November 19, 2012

    Researchers develop health guide for Hispanic populations

    A collaborative guidebook involving Kansas State University researchers is helping individuals, families and communities improve the health of Hispanic populations. Recent studies have shown that Hispanic populations living in the U.S. have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, and lower rates of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption, compared with Caucasians. The higher rates […]

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  • November 16, 2012

    Kappa Omicron Nu taps 48 for membership

    Research, leadership and scholarship excellence has earned nearly 50 Kansas State University students membership in a national human ecology honor society. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is extended to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students must have completed 45 semester hours […]

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  • November 16, 2012

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    From pigskin to sheepskin: Nick Leckey chosen as student commencement speaker

    When the National Football League knocked on Nick Leckey’s door, the captain of the Wildcat football team was 46 credits away from graduating. With the NFL, he played for the Arizona Cardinals, the St. Louis Rams and the New Orleans Saints where he picked up a Super Bowl ring in 2009. But Leckey had made […]

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  • November 15, 2012

    Consumer tests completed; pets get leftovers

    The Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe recently donated nearly 8 tons of dog and cat food to local animal shelters and pet adoption agencies. The pet food was left over from a consumer study with a feed manufacturer. “We usually don't get that much; this was an unusually large test,” said Edgar […]

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  • November 14, 2012

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    University, military recognize nearly 150 years of education, culture, and honor

    When the Morrill Act of 1862 established land-grant institutions, it also ensured that universities like Kansas State University would have a long-standing relationship with the military. Daryl Youngman, associate professor at K-State Libraries, said the land-grant act mandated some sort of military training. Before the university's ROTC program was established in 1916, the nation's War […]

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  • November 14, 2012

    Three tapped for international study scholarships

    Three College of Human Ecology students have been selected to receive scholarships for international study. They are: Lacey Smith, sophomore in hotel and restaurant management, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; Hilary Burton, junior in family studies and human services, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for Mexico; and Margaret Vinson, junior in […]

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  • November 14, 2012

    ID programs ranks in top 10 in U.S.

    The interior design program at K-State has been ranked in the top 10 in the United States. The ranking, published in the November/December issue of DesignIntelligence, is based on a survey of principals, design directors and human resource directors from 392 professional practice organizations in the United States. They were asked to name the schools […]

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  • November 14, 2012

    MFT grad student earns spot at research summit

    Marcie Lechtenberg, Ph.D. candidate in marriage and family therapy, was one of nine K-State students selected to present their research at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Feb. 14 in Topeka. Her topic was “Assessing the Adolescent Experience of Mindfulness.” Her major professor is Sandra M. Stith. The 2012 Research and the State competition was sponsored […]

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