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  • June 12, 2012

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    Talk to aging parents about nursing home decisions...now, advises Gayle Doll

    As far as conversations with parents go, talking with them about moving into a nursing home and other end-of-life issues may be the hardest. "The first time talking about this is going to be really, really hard because it's a painful subject to think about," said Gayle Doll, assistant professor in Kansas State University's College […]

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  • June 11, 2012

    Nontraditional student honor society inducts 18

    Academic excellence has earned 18 Human Ecology students membership to Pinnacle Honor Society, the nontraditional student honor society that has chapters in almost every state . An induction ceremony took place at the Division of Continuing Education's Honors and Awards Reception May 1 in the K-State Alumni Center. Inductees from the College of Human Ecology […]

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  • June 11, 2012

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    Melgarejo awarded $250,000 seed funds for developing antibiotics

    Tonatiuh Melgarejo, an associate professor in human nutrition at Kansas State University, has been awarded $250,000 to assist in the development of a novel class of natural antibiotics for the treatment of mastitis in dairy cattle. The award comes from the Center for Animal Health Innovation's (CAHI) Proof-of-Concept (PoC) seed funding program. As principal investigator, […]

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  • May 17, 2012

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    Johannes named national Afterschool Champion, gets picture on Wheaties box

    Elaine Johannes, associate professor in family studies and human services, has been named an Afterschool Champion for her contributions to the professional development of youth workers across Kansas, the nation and the globe. The Afterschool Alliance named eight state champions from around the country. They were honored at the “Breakfast of Champions,” a gala recent […]

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  • May 16, 2012

    Dietetics distance ed program gives California alum head start on reforming child nutrition

    Distance education has taken Kristine Smith a long way: to a bachelor's degree in dietetics from Kansas State University to revolutionizing the way young children eat. Smith earned her degree from the university in 2004 by taking classes online while on duty overseas with the U.S. Navy. She is now the director of nutrition services […]

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  • May 16, 2012

    At home and away: University research outreach benefit soldiers in the field and their families at home

    In the College of Human Ecology, researchers often combine military research with result-oriented programs that help soldiers and their families all around the world. "Military tactics are one of the pillars the land-grant philosophy was based on," said Ron Trewyn, vice president for research at K-State. "This fact gives us a greater appreciation of the […]

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  • May 11, 2012

    College names 15 Outstanding Seniors

    The College of Human Ecology named 15 Outstanding Seniors at the college’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus. The students and their programs are: • Joanna Howard - apparel marketing. Joanna plans to move to New York City to start a career […]

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  • May 11, 2012

    Students earn graduation honors

    At the college graduate honors and student awards celebration Friday, May 11, students will receive summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude cords to wear at graduation the following day. Those earning summa cum laude honors graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or higher during their academic career grade at […]

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  • May 9, 2012

    CHE research grantees named

    Four research projects have been awarded funds from the College of Human Ecology, Dean Virginia Moxley announced this week. Those receiving grants and their projects are:  Joyce Baptist and Elaine Johannes, both in family studies and human services, for “Military Children: Resilience in the Face of Parental Military Deployment.” Jared Durtschi, family studies and human […]

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  • May 8, 2012

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    Mary Molt brings home the gold

    Mary Molt went to collect silver and came home with gold. She received the Gold Plate award, the highest honor given by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, Monday at ceremonies in Chicago, for her contributions to food service operations. Molt, assistant professor in the department of hospitality management and dietetics, was selected from nine Silver […]

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