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  • May 3, 2012

    Four earn promotions, tenure

    Four Human Ecology faculty members earned promotion and tenure this year. Promoted to full professor are Delores Chambers, human nutrition, and Weiqun "George" Wang, human nutrition. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are: Joyce Baptist, family studies and human services, and Chihyung Ok, hospitality management and dietetics. Throughout the university, 22 faculty members were […]

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  • May 2, 2012

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    Engage, imagine advises ATID symposium speaker

    Lee Moreau was speaking at the annual Apparel Textiles and Interior Design Student Symposium but his advice spread across work and lifestyle boundaries: • Keep your eyes open. “Engage in the world around us…music, the environment, food, the Kardashians.” • Use your imagination. Innovation is a team sport, he said, explaining some of his company’s […]

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  • May 2, 2012

    Levis to be graduation speaker, Nelson to represent students on dias

    Petros Levis, president of the Human Ecology Alumni Association Board and general manager of Medallion Laboratories, a Division of General Mills Inc., will keynote College of Human Ecology graduation ceremonies this year. Kelley Nelson has been selected as student commencement speaker for the May 12. She will graduate with a degree in public health nutrition. […]

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  • May 1, 2012

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    College faculty honors go to Haar, Kwon, Sellers, Kozar and Melgarejo

    Virginia Moxley, dean, has announced the College of Human Ecology faculty awards for 2012.The five will be honored at graduation ceremonies May 12. Sherry Haar receives the Faculty Research Excellence Award Dr Haar, associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, is being honored or her work in natural dye and sustainable […]

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  • May 1, 2012

    Athletic training students learn in a military setting

    A new, first-of-its-kind undergraduate athletic training program in the College of Human Ecology is helping students experience a different part of the profession: working with active-duty soldiers. The university is in the first semester of a partnership between its athletic training education program and nearby Fort Riley. The partnership gives students a new kind of […]

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  • April 26, 2012

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    Edgar Chambers to lead international standards group

    Edgar Chambers IV, distinguished professor and director of the Sensory Analysis Center, has been selected to chair the group that will develop a set of standards for the International Standards Organization’s Technical Committee on Sensory and Consumer Evaluation. The group met recently in Toulouse, France. Chambers will lead development of an international standard for advertising […]

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  • April 24, 2012

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    Doll awarded for innovative teaching online

    Gayle Doll took a fresh approach to teaching gerontology online, and her peers rewarded her with a Faculty Fellowship Award from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Doll received the honor, which comes with a monetary award, at the annual meeting of the alliance April 3 in Kansas City, Mo. The alliance's board of […]

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  • April 18, 2012

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    Family and consumer sciences teachers in demand, shortages predicted

    On his way to becoming a high school family and consumer sciences teacher, Nolan Henderson was a stand-up comedian. After six years on the road, he returned to Kansas State University and graduated in 2011, one of the first men to get a family and consumer sciences degree. Henderson is part of the changing face […]

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  • April 18, 2012

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    Apparel students donate to Crisis Center

    Students in Marla Day's apparel production class constructed and donated 73 infant gowns and 15 infant blankets to The Crisis Center recently. This is the second year they have given their time and talents to the cause. The center serves victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Riley, Clay, Geary, Marshall and Pottawatomie counties. […]

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  • April 18, 2012

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    FSHS grad to lead College of Education

    A graduate of the College of Human Ecology will be the next dean of the College of Education. Debbie Mercer, a professor and the college's associate dean for teacher education, will begin her role as dean July 1. She succeeds Michael Holen, who will begin phased retirement at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. […]

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