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  • November 28, 2006

    K-State testing personal cooling systems on Fort Riley soldiers

    MANHATTAN -- Of all the things soldiers have to think about while serving in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, weighing safety versus comfort shouldn't be one of them. That's why researchers at Kansas State University and are studying the kinds of personal cooling systems soldiers use. In the part of the project now […]

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  • November 13, 2006

    K-State's Multicultural Student honor society inducts new members

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Multicultural Student Honor Society gained new members recently. The society recognizes the academic achievements of multicultural students at K-State. "The Multicultural Student Honor Society was founded in 1999 to honor the academic achievements of multicultural students who have been successful at K-State," said Carla Jones, assistant vice president and senior […]

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  • November 11, 2006

    K-State provides resources to students who are hospitalized at Mercy

    MANHATTAN - Kansas State University's Lafene Health Center, in conjunction with the K-State Crisis Management Committee and Mercy Regional Health Center, now has available an updated brochure for students who are hospitalized at Mercy. The informational brochure provides students with a list of campus resources to contact for assistance. Campus services that are readily available […]

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  • November 7, 2006

    K-State public health nutrition students to present posters on community assessments of select Kansas counties

    MANHATTAN -- Students from Kansas State University hope to show the public some of the nutrition- and health-related issues facing Kansans. Public health nutrition students from the College of Human Ecology at K-State will be presenting poster sessions from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Hoffman Lounge of Justin Hall. The event open to […]

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  • November 6, 2006

    Four Cornhuskers go wild for K-State

    MANHATTAN - There must be something "purple" in the water on Tennyson Circle in Lincoln, Neb. Four full-time college students hail from this small street in Lincoln - in the heart of Cornhusker country - and all four of them attend Kansas State University. Sarah Knudsen is a senior in apparel and textiles, while younger […]

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  • November 3, 2006

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    James J. Heckman Lecture

    Lecture handout (Adobe Acrobat, 205 KB) Presentation slides (Adobe Acrobat, 6.3 MB) Lecture video DVDs of the lecture are available for $10 each (includes shipping). For a DVD copy of the lecture, please contact Debby Hiett at hiett@ksu.edu or (785) 532-1553.

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  • October 30, 2006

    K-State Curator gives suggestions for preserving family memories

    MANHATTAN -- Proper preservation of family heirlooms can ensure memories pass along through generations, according to Marla Day, curator of Kansas State University's Historic Costume and Textiles Museum. "Heirlooms can trigger memories of people, places and events that happen in our lives," Day said. "Through them, we can tell our family history and their story." […]

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  • October 27, 2006

    K-State experts discuss combatting cyberbullying

    MANHATTAN -- Bullies have emerged in cyberspace and are striking across the country, able to steal a child's pride instead of lunch money, according to experts at Kansas State University. "Cyberbullying consists of a person who uses the anonymity of the Internet to ridicule, make fun of or put down another person on an Internet […]

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  • October 27, 2006

    K-State expert applauds effort to teach children to combat school shooters, other violent intruders in the classroom

    MANHATTAN -- A program encouraging students to confront and counterattack a violent intruder in their school is earning applause from an expert at Kansas State University. Charles Smith, professor of family studies and human services at K-State's College of Human Ecology, wrote "Raising Courageous Kids: Eight Steps to Practical Heroism." When he heard about a […]

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  • October 24, 2006

    K-State Human Nutrition expert says nutritional needs change as one ages

    MANHATTAN - Aging doesn't have to equal a change in health. However, nutritional needs do change as one becomes older, said Tina Remig, registered dietician and Kansas State University assistant professor of human nutrition. "It is generally acceptable thinking that as you increase in age your health decreases, but this is less and less the […]

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