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  • January 26, 2009

    Sensory analysts evaluate K-State's new high-calcium leaf lettuce

    Using a strategy called biofortification, scientists at K-State and Texas A&M University have boosted the calcium content in lettuce, a step they hope will curb growing national health problems. First results include a 25 to 32 percent hike in the in-bred calcium supplied by common leaf lettuce. "We're working to genetically improve what we know […]

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  • January 23, 2009

    Financial therapy clinic to open Jan. 28

    Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning opens its financial therapy clinic Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Manhattan. The clinic blends financial counseling with marriage and family therapy to help individuals, couples and families struggling both financially and emotionally. The clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays on the second floor of […]

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  • January 22, 2009

    Doll: Look beyond ratings when choosing nursing home

    Although a new nursing home quality rating system has several dimensions, experts say it fails to address perhaps the most important question: Are the residents who live there happy? When choosing a nursing home, Gayle Doll, director of the Center on Aging, suggests visiting the facility in the morning. If some of the residents are […]

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  • January 15, 2009


    Do consumers understand, buy "green" clothing?

    LeHew research to highlight Sustainability Confab Among sustainability enthusiasts, choosing organic food at the grocery store may come as second nature. But research by Melody LeHew is showing that green choices don't necessarily transfer from the grocery shelf to the clothing rack. "When you consider produce, it's easier for consumers to understand that the product […]

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  • January 15, 2009


    Sue Maes to head DCE

    Sue Maes has been named dean of the Division of Continuing Education at K-State. With Virginia Moxley, she is co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Academic Alliances, working with faculty teams to build online master's degree programs in family financial planning, gerontology, youth development, merchandising and community development. Dr. Maes helped develop the Great […]

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  • January 13, 2009


    Shanklin Named Graduate School Dean

    Carol Shanklin, a veteran administrator and educator in food service and dietetics, has been named dean of the Graduate School. Also this week, she received the prestigious Founder's Award at the 14th Hospitality Graduate Education and Graduate Research Conference. Since October, Dr. Shanklin has been the school's interim dean; before that she served as acting […]

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  • January 12, 2009


    Dates set for three fancy fundraisers

    Little Black Dress Event The Little Black Dress, a fashion icon since first created by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, will be honored guest at an exhibit opening at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Beach Museum on campus. Friends of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum will host the fundraiser called Little Black Dress […]

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  • January 8, 2009

    Resolution: manage money better

    Advice from Research and Extension The beginning of a new year often brings a resolve to lose weight or walk the dog more often. It also can be a good time to review spending habits and money management strategies, a Kansas State University specialist said. Taking the time to sort out personal finances is a […]

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  • December 19, 2008


    Hawley to help lead new Entrepreneurship Center on campus

    MANHATTAN -- Entrepreneurship is more than a buzzword at Kansas State University. With a new Center for Entrepreneurship and a new academic major in entrepreneurship, it's part of the K-State culture. "Entrepreneurship is about being more innovative and creative as an institution, and where venture opportunities occur, to seize those initiatives," said Duane Nellis, K-State […]

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  • December 11, 2008

    Research links childhood obesity, asthma

    MANHATTAN - A Kansas State University graduate student has found a correlation between childhood obesity and asthma. Sara Rosenkranz, doctoral student in human nutrition, Manhattan, conducted research that found that healthy children with higher levels of body fat and lower levels of physical activity had greater amounts of airway narrowing after exercise. "Kids who are […]

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