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  • July 12, 2012


    Canter tapped for one of nation's top dietetics honors

    Deborah D. Canter, professor and long-time advocate for the dietetics profession, has been selected for one of the highest honors given by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association. She will present the 2012 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture at the 2012 Academy of Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in […]

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  • July 11, 2012

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    Justin Hall expansion, rennovation near completion

    Faculty are meeting in the seminar rooms. Staff are unpacking their new offices. Sparkling classrooms await fall students. The hostas and prairie grasses are prettily placed around the new construction. The move into Justin Hall’s new space started this week although Hoffman Lounge floor isn’t yet renewed and all the furniture hasn’t arrived. But the […]

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  • June 28, 2012

    PFP PhD students study, present research in South Korea

    The first cohort of Personal Financial Planning Ph.D. students at Kansas State University spent a week in Seoul, South Korea, this spring, presenting their research and collaborating with graduate students at Ewha Woman’s University. The trip was part of their Ph.D. program that requires one summer session abroad to examine global markets and how financial […]

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  • June 28, 2012


    Going gluten-free? Read the label, Haub says

    One of the latest trends in the food market and among celebrities is going gluten-free. Snack giant Frito-Lay has announced it will introduce new gluten-free labels and products, and songster Miley Cyrus credited her recent weight loss to a gluten-free diet. Going gluten-free may be a good choice for some individuals, but that just because […]

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  • June 27, 2012


    Advice from Fees, Garcia: How to mix children and fireworks safely

    Firework displays are a popular way to celebrate the Fourth of July, but they also can be scary to some youngsters -- and dangerous to their little ears. Bronwyn Fees, associate professor of early childhood education at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, says it's common for very young children through preschool age to […]

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  • June 26, 2012

    Anderson, Kim present at South Korea's Inje University

    Barbara Anderson and Hyung-Chan Kim lectured to students and faculty at Inje University’s College of Design in South Korea this month. Anderson, associate professor and head of the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, presented “Interior Design’s Social Compact: Making Curriculum Decisions Based on a Philosophical Perspective of the Role of the Professional.” She […]

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  • June 20, 2012

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    Haar's Dye Garden Sampler wins quilt show honors

    Sherry Haar received the Award of Excellence in a juried exhibition for her Dye Garden Sampler. Work of only 39 out of 305 artists was accepted into The Artist as Quiltmaker XV exhibition running through July 29 at the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, New Union Center for the Arts gallery in Oberlin, Ohio. […]

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  • June 18, 2012

    Positive adult, community involvement keep teens from trouble, Johannes says

    Everywhere you look there are troublemaking teenagers with nothing better to do this summer than cruise around town in packs. That's a statement that makes Elaine Johannes, associate professor of family studies and human services, roll her eyes in response. "Adults often don't get it; it is the teenager's job to push the envelope," Johannes […]

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  • June 13, 2012

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    Durtschi advises first-time dads on joy, coping

    The transition to fatherhood can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, journeys for dads today. "Having a child is more of everything," said Jared Durtschi, an assistant professor of marriage and family therapy who studies the transition to parenthood among married couples. "It is more happiness. It is more joy and more laughter. […]

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  • June 12, 2012


    ATID student earns honorable mention in design competition

    Carrie Cook, senior in apparel and textiles, received honor mention this month in a design competition for active wear. Contestants in the annual Concept 2 Consumer competition for college students created original active wear for a female customer, age 50-65, for her daily walking routine. The theme was “Birds of a Feather Walk Together” and […]

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