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  • February 9, 2012


    Students on China study tour learn to appreciate, understand cultural differences in early childhood education

    The test was in the chicken feet and students passed with honor, according to Bronwyn Fees, associate professor in family studies and human services who lead the study tour to examine early childhood development and education in Southern China in January. While food was not the purpose of the study tour, Fees said that it […]

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  • February 8, 2012

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    Culinary workshop to focus on regions of Mexico Feb. 23, 24

    Chef Taji Marie will showcase the regional diversity of Mexican cuisine on Feb. 23 and 24 at  the annual Culinary Enhancement Workshop on campus. The theme of the workshop is "Authentic Flavors from the Regions of Mexico." Marie is the owner and executive chef of Simple Gourmet in Los Angeles, Calif., and has worked as […]

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  • February 7, 2012


    Telefund: a blue ribbon year (Thank you, donors)

    Students, faculty and staff pitched in to pull in $108,274 during this year's Telefund. Students - at least 233 of them - called alumni and wrote cards to those they couldn't reach by phone. Nearly 40 faculty and staff showed up to assist and support the students. Last year's effort raised just over $100,000. The […]

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  • February 7, 2012


    Marriage therapist says high-conflict couples have work to do before saying 'I do'

    Sandra Stith, a professor of marriage and family therapy, has Valentine's Day advice for couples contemplating commitments and engagement rings: Mix romance with a generous portion of reality. The reality is that relationship problems -- drinking, anger, the need to control, hitting -- don't evaporate when couples become engaged or marry, according to Stith, who […]

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  • January 31, 2012

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    Haar, students earn apparel design honors

    Sherry Haar, associate professor in the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, and two students displayed their design work in the juried 2011 Exhibition of the International Textile and Apparel Association this winter in Philadelphia. Haar showed three wearable art forms from her From the Garden series. She also received the Sandra Hutton Award […]

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  • January 24, 2012

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    Lindshield studies foods, dietary supplements that may reduce risk of prostate cancer

    Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition, is helping men make more informed diet decisions by studying foods and dietary supplements that may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among men in the United States. "I'm interested in researching ways to prevent prostate cancer […]

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  • January 18, 2012

    FSHS faculty, graduate students contribute to latest issue of the Journal of Financial Therapy

    The newest issue of the Journal of Financial Therapy, published by Family Studies and Human Services faculty members, is now available at http://www.jftonline.org. The journal primarily publishes clinical research that examines the empirical link between personal financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors and personal and family well-being. It is published by the New Prairie Press, which […]

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  • January 12, 2012

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    Whitehair researches ways to decrease food waste at university dining center

    To decrease food waste, hold the trays and add posters. That's what Kelly Whitehair found while researching food disposed by students at Kansas State University's Van Zile Dining Center. She is an assistant director at the dining center and a December 2011 doctoral graduate in hospitality management and dietetics. After posters reminded students about food […]

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  • January 11, 2012

    FSHS junior gets grant to study in Botswana

    Rebecca Wieneke, a junior in family studies and human services, has received a $2,000 grant from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study in Botswana. She hopes to work in adoption and foster care after graduation. "This scholarship has provided a great opportunity for me to go to Africa where I will be […]

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  • January 10, 2012

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    Team to develop, field test micronutrient-fortified food aid for Tanzania with $3 million from USDA

    A team from K-State will receive the largest award in an $8.5 million project under the Micronutrient-Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot Program. The group will develop and field test novel, extruded, high-protein, sorghum-based micronutrient-fortified blended foods that can be used for nutritional aid programs in Tanzania. Principal investigators for the 3-year $3 million pilot are: […]

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