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  • March 5, 2009


    Senior examines hearing loss in ag workers

    Janna Sorensen noticed that a disability was becoming a trend in her family of farmers. The Kansas State University senior in communication sciences and disorders turned her curiosity into a research project that would not only benefit her family, but other agricultural workers also affected. "I grew up on a farm and just about every […]

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  • February 27, 2009

    Meredith to lead mentoring program

    Bill Meredith will lead a university-wide mentoring program for faculty when he begins phased retirement in July. He will assist departments and colleges in developing, implementing and enhancing plans. Last fall, Meredith announced he would step down as head of the School of Family Studies and Human Services. He joined K-State in 1999. "He will […]

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  • February 25, 2009

    Nutrition profs awarded engagement grant

    A healthy snacks initiative is one of four projects to be funded by the Center for Engagement and Community Development this spring. "Development and Promotion of Healthy Snack Products for School Children" is a collaborative project of Koushik Adhikari and Tandalayo Kidd, both assistant professors of human nutrition; Sajid Alavi, associate professor of grain science […]

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  • February 17, 2009


    Fundraiser to salute Little Black Dress

    A fund-raising event - both chic and historic - will mark the opening of a special exhibition on the Little Black Dress at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum on campus Friday, Feb. 27. A silent auction, design competition, jazz, wine and hors' d'oeuvres will highlight "Little Black Dress -- On the Red Carpet." Funds will […]

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  • February 13, 2009


    Survey: Families important to Fort Riley

    The Manhattan Mercury, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, Reprinted by permission By Sarah Nightingale When Fort Riley officials and K-State researchers teamed up to study why some spouses do not transfer to Fort Riley with their soldiers, they hoped to learn how the post and community could attract more families to relocate here. While the just-released […]

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  • February 12, 2009


    Four faculty members promoted

    Briana Nelson Goff and Charlotte Shoup Olsen were promoted to full professors and Peggy Lynne Honey and L. Tonatiuh Melgarejo were promoted to associate professors and granted tenure this week. Briana Nelson Goff Goff, PhD, is associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. Currently she […]

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  • February 3, 2009

    Older adults should dig in dirt, study shows

    Gardening keeps older hands strong and nimble. "One of the things we found is that older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern as you age," said Candice Shoemaker, professor of horticulture. She, Mark Haub, associate professor of human nutrition, and Sin-Ae Park, a research associate […]

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  • January 30, 2009

    ID program ranks first in nation

    The College of Human Ecology's bachelor of interior design program has been ranked best in the nation. A recent survey of architecture and design firms has ranked K-State's bachelor of interior design and interior architecture programs first. Three other architecture degree programs also earning top 10 rankings. For survey purposes, bachelor's programs in interior design […]

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  • January 29, 2009


    Plan now to dine with your Valentine

    Pesci tells how to dine out romantically on a budget The perfect Valentine's Day dinner is all about planning. Start now, advises  Pat Pesci, head of  hotel and restaurant management program. Pesci, who also is a dining etiquette expert and known as K-State's "Mr. Manners," has some tips on making a Valentine's Day dinner special […]

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  • January 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    Chrest joins faculty Maribeth Chrest has joined Family Studies and Human Services as a clinical instructor in communication sciences and disorders. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Kansas State and has worked at Stoneybrook and at the Manhattan Public Schools as a speech pathologist. FSHS participates in Traumatic Stress confab Several members of the […]

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