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  • October 3, 2008

    ATID student explains harm of buying fake designer fashion

    Erica Boatman, a senior in apparel design and in leadership studies, believes in educating consumers. "Though my epiphany about the world's intoxication with the fashion industry's gray-market goods transpired in Europe, American soil is no less guilty. In fact, we're one of the worst," she wrote in an editorial published in Friday's Collegian headlined "Counterfeit […]

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  • September 30, 2008


    Doll delivers diplomas to Alaska

    The ceremony had the pomp and circumstances associated with any graduation: professorial regalia, speeches, a procession, a wandering dog... Well, maybe not any graduation. This one took place this summer against the backdrop of a log home and the blue Alaska sky, where two K-State distance education graduates marked the completion of their master's degrees […]

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  • September 29, 2008


    Student team, Brosdahl in high cotton

    Deb Brosdahl, associate professor in Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design, will take eight studentsĀ  to North Carolina in October to learn how an agricultural crop becomes cloth. With a $43,000 grant from Cotton Inc., Brosdahl and "Team Cotton" will travel to Raleigh to tour a cotton farm, a cotton gin, and a cotton mill. At […]

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  • September 18, 2008

    Update: Student Stewart Lane savors role as chef at Beijing Olympics

    MANHATTAN - Kansas State University's Stewart Lane, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Kansas City, Mo., spent part of his summer in an Olympic-size effort: assisting with catering for the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Lane worked in the kitchen of the USA House, the home base for U.S. athletes, their […]

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  • July 1, 2008

    K-State Professors envision the role of Interior Designers in a sustainable future

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's interior design professors focus on sustainability in teaching and research so they can influence both the future of the interior design profession and the creation of a sustainable future. Barbara Anderson, associate professor in the department of apparel, textiles and interior design, said she and others in her department have […]

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  • June 6, 2008

    Shawnee county 4-H family earns state honor

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - A Shawnee County, Kan., family - Dan and Charlene Patton and their daughters Jana, Krista, Megan and Lori - has been selected as the Kansas 4-H Family of the Year. The award is given annually by the Kansas 4-H Foundation and was presented at the Emerald Circle Banquet June 5 in Manhattan, […]

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  • June 4, 2008

    Asking K-State freshmen about bullying won't just help college students: survey results to help Kansas schools combat bullying effectively

    MANHATTAN -- Bullying isn't just a problem on the grade school playground or in the high school locker room, according to two Kansas State University faculty members working to thwart the problem. "We know that some bullying carries over into college," said Judy Lynch, director of K-State's academic assistance center. Lynch said that bullying at […]

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  • June 2, 2008

    Students in K-State's food writing course publish webzine

    MANHATTAN -- Students in Kansas State University's food writing course have published the Kansas Food Journal, a new Webzine devoted to food production, preparation and consumption in the state. The food journal is available at http://www.KansasFoodJournal.com. According to course instructor Jane P. Marshall, the Webzine is the only one of its kind in Kansas and […]

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  • May 28, 2008

    Clothing pro tells women: `shop like a manĀ“

    Released: May 27, 2008 MANHATTAN, Kan. - Women who want to build a classic, wearable wardrobe at a reasonable price may benefit from shopping strategies usually associated with men, a Kansas State University clothing specialist said. Men typically choose fewer, high-quality items and wear them more frequently, said Deb Brosdahl, an associate professor of apparel, […]

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  • May 28, 2008

    K-State undergraduate student from Topeka researches how perceptions of finances determine who takes out payday, title loans

    MANHATTAN -- Need some spending money for Christmas gifts? How about quick cash to pay for groceries? Just take out a loan on the title to your car or get a cash advance on your next paycheck. TV commercials and radio jingles make it sound so easy, but that doesn't mean it's a sound financial […]

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