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  • October 10, 2012

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    Introducing Center on Aging's Geri the Gerontologist

    Meet Flat Geri, newest staffer at the Center on Aging Like his distant cousin Flat Stanley, Flat Geri gets around. Unlike his distant cousin, he has a job. He’s a gerontologist and works full time promoting the Center on Aging and encouraging students to think about aging issues. Flat Geri worked out at the Senior […]

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  • October 10, 2012

    Apparel, textile researchers get grant to add climate change initiatives to curriculum

    Students pursuing careers in fiber, textiles and clothing will be better prepared for a future with a changing climate thanks to a grant to Kansas State University and partner institutions. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture Higher Education Challenge Grant program awarded $713,847 to Kansas State University researchers and colleagues to support intensive research […]

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  • October 9, 2012

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    Doll, Kaup use Stowe Award to affect person-centered care policies in nursing homes

    Gayle Doll and Migette Kaup are recipients of the Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Award for 2012. Their project is Evaluating Pay-for-Performance and Person-Centered Care Policy. Doll is director of the Center on Aging and an assistant professor. Kaup, an associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, specializes in […]

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  • October 8, 2012

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    White Tent brunch, Wildcats both winners Saturday

    More than 250 chilly purple-bedecked fans munched barbecued brisket, black bean and roasted red pepper frittatas and cinnamon rolls Saturday morning in the College of Human Ecology’s White Tent event before kick-off at the K-State-K.U. game. (The score was 56-16, but you knew that, didn’t you.) Hospitality management students organized and served. Guests included alumni, […]

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  • October 4, 2012

    K-State team wins national financial planning championship

    Students from the College of Human Ecology came home the champions from the National Collegiate Financial Planning competition this week in San Antonio, Tx. Team members, all seniors in personal financial planning, are Matt Gould, Wende Witthuhn and Kristen Moore. The team won $10,000 for the personal financial planning program at K-State. Ann Coulson, assistant […]

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  • October 3, 2012

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    Ambassadors for the Center on Aging

    Ambassadors, appointed through a competitive interview process, represent the gerontology  program, recruit new students and provide enrichment opportunity for current students. They are, from left, Joshua Edwards, senior in biology, gerontology and leadership; Tiffany Wilson, senior in pre-nursing/life sciences and gerontology; Heath Rath, senior in anthropology and long-term care administration; and Grace Burghart, sophomore in […]

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  • October 3, 2012

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    College announces record enrollment

    As Kansas State University approaches its 150th year, the university reached another milestone: a record enrollment of 24,378. So did the College of Human Ecology, recording 2,516 students this fall compared with 2,467 in 2011. The largest enrollment in university history includes growth on all three campuses. There are 21,179 students in Manhattan, 737 in […]

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  • September 28, 2012

    New online master's degree program to help students serve families, communities

    The School of Family Studies and Human Services will offer a new online program of study this spring: Master of Science in family and community services. The  program will enable professionals who are place bound and working full time to acquire advanced study without relocating geographically. It will be offered through the Division of Continuing […]

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  • September 25, 2012

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    Costume Museum a partner in Discovery Center's "Forces" exhibit

    An exhibition entitled “Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University” at The Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan is the result of an 18-month collaboration by six organizations, including the Historic Costume and Textile Museum in the College of Human Ecology and the Morse Department of Special Collections at the K-State […]

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  • September 25, 2012

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    Kidd to lead new $2.5 million grant project to study, improve children's eating habits

    Many of today’s youth are overweight – or obese. And, while some are quick to blame oversized portions, fast or snack foods, and carbonated beverages, Tanda Kidd believes there’s more to it than that. “We need to look at what kids are eating – and why,” said the associate professor in human nutrition at Kansas […]

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