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  • January 10, 2012

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    Oh the irony: For children, some sarcastic comments can be lost in translation

    It turns out irony and sarcasm are completely lost on youth. Yeah, right. Debra Burnett, an assistant professor of family studies and human services, is finding that even though children at the age of 6 may recognize a comment as sarcastic, realizing when the words are meant to soothe or sear in a situation may […]

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  • December 15, 2011

    Madai Rivera recognized with diversity award

    Before earning two degrees from Kansas State University and dedicating her professional life to helping students achieve similar success, Madai Rivera was first an immigrant to the United States, and then a first-generation student. Now her efforts to help current minority students are being recognized with the 2011 Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty and Staff Award […]

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  • December 6, 2011

    Cornelison makes suggestions for holidays in nursing homes

    The holidays can be a tough time for residents of nursing homes, especially those who recently made the transition from living on their own, according to a Kansas State University expert on aging. In some cases, nursing home residents may also be dealing with the loss of their lifelong partner and coming to terms with […]

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  • December 6, 2011

    Student designers take home cash, internship prizes in Cotton Challenge

    Models sashayed down the runway last week in the K-State Union wearing cotton garments ranging from jeans to evening wear, the culmination of a semester-long cotton project for 27 apparel and textiles students. Winning student designers, who also constructed their own original garments, took home cash, gift certificates and internships for their creative efforts. Allison […]

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  • December 2, 2011

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    ID students deck the halls at 100 Wilson Court

    When K-State’s president and first lady decided to open their house for the annual Friends of McCain Holiday Home Tour, they wanted to evoke the holiday spirit and the talents of K-State interior design students. “Kirk and I are always looking at ways to involve students in activities we are doing related to the house […]

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  • December 1, 2011

    Melgarejo research with canine peptides leads to university's newest patent

    A discovery by a Kansas State University research team could mean a longer and healthier life for man's best friend and perhaps man himself. University researchers Tonatiuh Melgarejo, an associate professor of human nutrition; Frank Blecha, distinguished professor of immunophysiology; and Yongming Sang and Maria Ortega, former postdoctoral fellows, isolated and characterized a natural antimicrobial […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Omicron Nu inducts 61 students

    The K-State chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, a national honor society for human ecology students, has 61 new members. The society recognizes graduate and undergraduate students for outstanding achievements in areas of research, leadership and scholarship. Members are selected based upon demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Research hopes to prevent obesity by reaching parents, children through day care

    A K-State research group is jumping ahead to improve nutrition and physical activity among young children and prevent childhood obesity. The researchers, led by David Dzewaltowski, professor and kinesiology department head, include Bronwyn Fees, associate professor of family studies and human services, and Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professor of human nutrition. They have developed a program […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Avoid holiday money blues: spend the green, avoid being in the red

    Nearly 14 million Americans are still paying for gifts purchased during the last holiday season. While the holiday season presents countless opportunities to overspend and create excess stress, remaining budget conscientious and stress-free over the holidays can be easy, according to Jodi Kaus, director of Powercat Financial Counseling. It all begins with a plan. "Have […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    CHE leads All-University Campaign giving…again

    College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gave to the All-University Campaign in record numbers this year, out pacing any other academic unit on campus with 78 percent participation. The college was the leader last year, too, with 71 percent participation. Two departments had 100 percent participation: Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and Apparel Textiles & […]

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