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  • February 29, 2012

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    Stone House earns reaccreditation

    Making snow is not a typical child's activity, but Kansas State University's Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center is not a typical child care facility. Lessons in critical thinking and problem solving are just one of many reasons for Stone House's recent reaccreditation, along with a dedication to early education. Composed of six classrooms […]

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  • February 28, 2012

    Mary Molt awarded prestigious Silver Plate

    Mary Molt will receive one of the food service industry’s most prestigious honors May 7 at the 58th annual Gold and Silver Plate Awards Celebration in Chicago. The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association bestows Silver Plate awards annually to those who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to food service operations. Molt, an assistant professor in […]

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  • February 20, 2012

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    Research finds that rekindling a romance often extinguishes a couple's happiness

    Instead of renewing romance with an ex, it may be better to move on to the next. Amber Vennum, assistant professor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University, is studying couples in cyclical relationships -- the term used for a couple who breaks up and then gets back together. She is looking […]

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  • February 17, 2012

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    Hot off the presses

    The latest issue of Focus, the annual college magazine for alumni and friends, is off the presses and being mailed this week. The 24-page publication features Jeannie Sneed, new head of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and the new Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. Other headliners are: […]

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  • February 17, 2012

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    Material researcher Hurd tapped as alumni fellow; Dietetics grad fellow for DCE

    K-State will honor two graduates from the College of Human Ecology next week as 2012 Alumni Fellows. Rebecca Pirkl Hurd, the college’s fellow, is a senior material researcher in apparel innovation for Nike. She received a M.S. in apparel and textiles in 1986. Kristine M. Smith, the director of Nutrition Services at Neighborhood House Association […]

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  • February 16, 2012

    Consumer panel to taste Kansas black walnuts in Olathe’s first sensory work

    The new K-State Olathe Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research Center will conduct its first consumer test this month on a Kansas product: black walnuts. One hundred consumers will munch cookies containing different cultivars of black walnuts in sessions on Feb. 21 and 22. In blind tastings, they will rate six cultivars for flavor intensity and […]

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  • February 16, 2012

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    Swaney-Stueve to lead Olathe sensory center

    Marianne Swaney-Stueve has been named manager of the new K-State Olathe Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research Center, according to Edgar Chambers IV, a university distinguished professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior and director of the Sensory Analysis Center. Swaney-Stueve, research assistant professor in human nutrition, has a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri and […]

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  • February 16, 2012

    Info session on gerontology studies, careers set for March 2

    Approximately every 8 seconds someone in this country turns 65. With each new older adult come new opportunities for those prepared to work with them. To help advisers interest students in the ever-expanding field of gerontology, the Center on Aging is sponsoring an information session from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the […]

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  • February 15, 2012

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    FSHS junior Frantz nominated for Truman

    K-State has nominated Courtney Frantz, junior in family studies and human services with a minor in nonprofit leadership, for the 2012 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Frantz is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the founder of Wildcat Buddies. The service organization partners adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with K-State students to further […]

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  • February 15, 2012

    NMAAHC: Save our African American Treasures: Topeka, Kansas

    Marla Day looks at textiles for Smithsonian African-American project

    When the Smithsonian Institution launched "Save Our African-American Treasures," the staff called Marla Day, curator of the Historic Costume and Textile Collection at K-State's College of Human Ecology. They needed her expertise to help appraise and explain potential textile treasures brought in during a series of "Antiques Roadshow"-type events. Day traveled to four cities: Detroit, […]

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