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  • August 20, 2012

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    Dean Moxley to step down in 2013

    Virginia Moxley has announced that she will retire as dean of the College of Human Ecology in June 2013. Moxley has been dean since 2006. She will be on phased retirement for a year during which she will work with the Institute for Academic Alliances which she co-founded in 2004. “It has been my privilege […]

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  • August 9, 2012

    Markham's study finds factors that can shape divorced mothers' co-parenting experiences

    The type of relationship a woman has with her ex-partner is a factor in how the couple shares custody of children, according to a Kansas State University expert on postdivorce and co-parenting relationships. In a study of divorced or separated mothers sharing physical custody of their children with their former partners, Mindy Markham, assistant professor […]

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  • July 30, 2012

    HN doctoral student studies dietary fiber intake in children

    Experts have long since determined the recommended daily amounts of certain nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, but the numbers for nutrients like fiber have proven more difficult to nail down. One researcher at Kansas State University is seeking to clear the fog, particularly when it comes to the recommended daily allowance of fiber […]

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  • July 26, 2012

    Aug. 7 event to honor personal financial planning program, students, alumni

    Kevin R. Keller, chief executive officer of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards Inc. in Washington, D.C., will keynote A Wildcat Night: Celebrating K-State Personal Financial Planning Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the K-State Alumni Center. Awards will be announced for Young Achiever, Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Award, Friend of Personal Financial Planning […]

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  • July 26, 2012

    Yarrow says more using social media websites to stay healthy

    Social media websites are useful in staying in touch with friends and family, but one Kansas State University researcher believes they also may keep you healthy. Linda Yarrow, assistant professor of human nutrition and a registered and licensed dietitian, said an increasing number of individuals seeking health information are turning to websites like Facebook to […]

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  • July 25, 2012


    Center on Aging creates guide for program at nursing home to benefit children, residents

    A Kansas State University researcher and writing team are developing ways for nursing home residents and elementary school students to learn in a shared setting: an intergenerational classroom. Stephanie Gfeller, research assistant and instructor with the College of Human Ecology's Center on Aging, has recently published a guidebook -- "Uniting Wonder With Wisdom: An Intergenerational […]

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  • July 20, 2012

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    HMD faculty, researchers present at school nutrition conference

    A group  of researchers and faculty representing the department of hospitality management and dietetics and the Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs presented research at the School Nutrition Association’s annual national convention this month in Denver. Kevin R. Roberts and Kevin L. Sauer, assistant professors in the department of hospitality […]

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  • July 20, 2012


    Smit named fellow of speech-language-hearing association

    Ann Bosma Smit, professor in communication science and disorders, has been elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It is the organization’s the highest form of recognition of professional achievements. Smit is author or coauthor of major studies establishing norms of acquisition of speech sounds and author a resource book for clinicians on speech […]

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  • July 19, 2012

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    McCants attends conflict resolution school at University of Ulster

    Terrie R. McCants attended the 13th annual International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Ulster (INCORE) Summer School in Northern Ireland recently. The invitation-only school provides a structured learning opportunity to analyze the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and peace building. Representatives from 55 different countries participated. Prof. John Hume, Nobel […]

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  • July 16, 2012

    K-State donors break fundraising record (again!)

    Alumni, friends and corporate partners of Kansas State University made philanthropic gifts and commitments totaling $121 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. This figure sets a new record in fundraising activity in the 68-year history of the KSU Foundation, surpassing the previous record of $107 million in fiscal year 2011. "The generosity […]

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