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  • October 31, 2008

    Meredith to step down as FSHS leader

    Bill Meredith will end his service as director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services effective July 1, 2009, and begin phased retirement. Meredith joined K-State in 1999. His research focus has been in the area of family relationships in Asian cultures. During his 10-year tenure, the school: received nearly $18 million in […]

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  • October 28, 2008

    Hawley contributes chapter to new book on history, politics of veils

    A new anthology exploring how veils have been used throughout history includes a chapter by Kansas State University's Jana Hawley, professor and head of the department of apparel, textiles and interior design. Hawley is among the 21 writers and scholars who contributed to "The Veil: Women Writers on its History, Lore and Politics," which was […]

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  • October 22, 2008

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    Hawley writes in headline-grabbing anthology "The Veil"

    Jana Hawley is one of 21 writers and scholars who contributed to The Veil: Women Writers on its History, Lore and Politics (Berkeley: University of California Press), an anthology getting attention around the world for its exploration of a globally-polarizing issue. Writers, representing a wide range of societies, religions, ages, locations, race and accomplishments, examine […]

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  • October 16, 2008

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    McCullough's research in clothing temperature rating can guide shoppers

    Note: For advice on how to dress for warmth, see "Cool advice: Layer and wear a hat". When buying a winter coat in a store, online or from a catalog, shoppers can get a pretty good idea of what the garment looks like. Knowing how warm it will keep them, however, takes guesswork. Manufacturers put […]

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  • October 16, 2008

    Cool advice: Layer and wear a hat

    If your mother ever advised you to dress in layers when it’s cold outside, she was right - but not for the reason you may think. Elizabeth McCullough, a professor of textiles, said the versatility of adding or subtracting garments to stay comfortable is just a benefit of layering. The real reason it’s a good […]

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  • October 14, 2008

    Interior design, communication sciences lauded for assessing student learning

    Two programs in the College of Human Ecology will be recognized this month for their ventures in evaluating student learning - the interior design and communication sciences and disorders. Evaluation is essential to improving teaching and enhancing student learning at the university. "We consistently works to ensure that students are learning what they need to […]

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  • October 10, 2008

    Enrollment up in public health nutrition, graduate programs

    The fall semester began in Human Ecology with 3 new academic programs, 11 new faculty members and more than 200 new freshmen. This year’s enrollment in the College of Human Ecology is essentially flat. We are down 49 students (a decline of 2.6%) at the undergraduate level bringing our undergraduate enrollment from 1,905 last fall […]

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  • October 10, 2008

    University press release: Apparel and textiles students to see how cotton becomes cloth

    MANHATTAN -- Several students from Kansas State University are heading to North Carolina Oct. 12-15 to learn how a key agricultural crop becomes cloth. K-State's Deb Brosdahl, associate professor of apparel, textiles and interior design, will lead the trip, which is supported by a $43,000 grant from Cotton Inc., the research and marketing company that […]

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  • October 10, 2008

    Goff, Rivera broaden reach

    Two members of the dean's office staff are doing double duty this year, using their expertise to help university-wide programs. Briana Nelson Goff is interim director of assessment through Aug. 3, 2009. Director Cia Verschelden is on a leave of absence as visiting scholar with the Higher Learning Commission. Goff, associate professor of marriage and […]

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  • October 10, 2008

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    Costume museum to debut historic Nelly Don apron

    An historic Nelly Don apron makes its debut when the Kansas Museum Association meets Oct. 29-31 in Manhattan. The vintage apron, called a Handy Dandy, was donated recently to K-State's Historic Costume and Textile Museum. Justin Hall, which houses the collection, is the entrée course stop for the progressive dinner that opens the conference. The Handy […]

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