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  • October 3, 2012

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    College announces record enrollment

    As Kansas State University approaches its 150th year, the university reached another milestone: a record enrollment of 24,378. So did the College of Human Ecology, recording 2,516 students this fall compared with 2,467 in 2011. The largest enrollment in university history includes growth on all three campuses. There are 21,179 students in Manhattan, 737 in […]

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  • September 25, 2012

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    Kidd to lead new $2.5 million grant project to study, improve children's eating habits

    Many of today’s youth are overweight – or obese. And, while some are quick to blame oversized portions, fast or snack foods, and carbonated beverages, Tanda Kidd believes there’s more to it than that. “We need to look at what kids are eating – and why,” said the associate professor in human nutrition at Kansas […]

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  • September 19, 2012

    Lindshield's flexbook nominated for national people's choice award

    Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of human nutrition, is gaining attention for creating a textbook replacement -- called a flexbook -- that saves students money and provides professors with teaching flexibility. His flexbook was one of three nominees for an Education-Portal.com People's Choice Award for "Most Open Resource." Instead of buying a textbook, students in Lindshield's […]

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  • September 7, 2012

    Justin Hall Expansion sparkled like the sun, even in the rain

    Petros Levis took the microphone and asked everyone to join him in the countdown. Three. Two. One. Snip. Twenty-six pair of scissors cut a broad purple ribbon to make it official – the $5-million Justin Hall Expansion joined the family. Students, faculty, alumni, staff, friends of the college and administrators from throughout campus cheered. They […]

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  • September 7, 2012

    Purple pride on display: Play Non-Trivial Pursuit at the CHE tent at K-State Day at the fair Sept. 9

    Kansas State University will roll out the purple carpet at the 2012 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The first Sunday of the fair, Sept. 9, is designated as K-State Day with the university as the day's official sponsor. The College of Human Ecology set up south of 4-H Centennial Hall will be there with the […]

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  • September 6, 2012

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    Countdown to Dedication: Celebration kicks off Thursday evening

    First Day of School 2012 Four coeds stood in a line, a cell phone held at arm’s length. They were taking a picture to commemorate “the first day of their last year” together as students at K-State. Their location was apropos. It was the first day of the first year of school for colorful windowed […]

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  • August 21, 2012

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    Dietitian to give sustainable nutrition seminar Aug. 28

    Anita M. Kobuszewski, R. D., will present a seminar on sustainable nutrition at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in 247 Justin Hall on the K-State campus. She will talk on “Eat, Write, Move: Living Green and Simply Sustainable from the Field to Your Fork.” Kobuszewski is the author of “Food, Field to Fork: How to […]

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  • August 20, 2012

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    College to honor six alumni for contributions to their professions

    The College of Human Ecology will honor six alumni Thursday, Sept. 6, at a dinner in their honor in Justin Hall on the Kansas State University campus. Scott Rice Office Works will receive the Partner Award. The annual event pays tribute to alumni who have made significant professional contributions to their fields. “We are recognizing […]

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  • August 20, 2012

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    Dean Moxley to step down in 2013

    Virginia Moxley has announced that she will retire as dean of the College of Human Ecology in June 2013. Moxley has been dean since 2006. She will be on phased retirement for a year during which she will work with the Institute for Academic Alliances which she co-founded in 2004. “It has been my privilege […]

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  • July 30, 2012

    HN doctoral student studies dietary fiber intake in children

    Experts have long since determined the recommended daily amounts of certain nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, but the numbers for nutrients like fiber have proven more difficult to nail down. One researcher at Kansas State University is seeking to clear the fog, particularly when it comes to the recommended daily allowance of fiber […]

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