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  • May 9, 2006

    Faculty members receive honors

    MANHATTAN -- Several faculty members at Kansas State University are earning recognition from their colleges for excellence in teaching, advising or research during the 2005-2006 school year. The College of Arts and Sciences is presenting its William L. Stamey Awards for Excellence in Teaching to William Blankenau, associate professor of economics; Lydia Buckley, graduate teaching […]

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  • May 4, 2006

    End Confusion About Nutrition and Health

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Even consumers who acknowledge the connection between food, nutrition, and health associate the word "diet" with denial, said Susan T. Borra, registered dietitian and president of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Speaking as part of the Grace M. Shugart lecture series in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, Borra […]

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  • April 20, 2006

    K-State's Presidential Awards

    MANHATTAN -- Six Kansas State University faculty members are earning the 2006 Presidential Awards for outstanding teaching, advising or leadership. The awards, which include a $2,500 honorarium and plaque to each recipient, are sponsored by the K-State president's office and Curtin Property Company, a real estate development company with offices in Manhattan and Kansas City. […]

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  • April 19, 2006

    K-State Extension Agent Earns Promotion, National Award

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Sharolyn Flaming Jackson, Kansas State University Research and Extension agent in Riley County, has been named Extension´s new northeast area family and consumer sciences specialist, effective June 18. The promotion will move Jackson into a support position for agents in 20 counties and the River Valley and Central Kansas Extension districts. "I´ll […]

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  • March 13, 2006

    K-State Awards Promotions, Tenure

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is promoting 22 faculty members to the rank of full professor and 31 faculty members to associate professor. In addition, 32 faculty are earning tenure. The promotions in rank and the granting of tenure were approved by Jon Wefald, K-State president. They go into effect July 1. Earning promotions to […]

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  • February 27, 2006

    K-State One of Many Schools Posting Nutritional Food Values on Web Site to Aid Students

    MANHATTAN -- With so many food choices available at college dining halls, it can be easy for students to get sidetracked and consume more calories than they realize. Kansas State University's housing and dining services is helping K-State students become more aware of the nutritional facts behind the food they consume by allowing them to […]

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  • February 8, 2006

    Extension's Walk Kansas is easy, inexpensive fitness program

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Physicians and food and nutrition professionals typically recommend adding moderate and regular physical activity - 30 minutes five or more days a week - to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But, what if you're not athletic? Or don't have the time or money to join a gym or hire a babysitter? Fitness programs […]

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  • January 30, 2006

    Keep Food Safe at Super Bowl Party USDA Lists Football Fan's Guide to Food Safety

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - The amount of food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday ranks second only to the amount of food consumed on Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Eating your way through the game does, however, pose food safety risks. One concern, for example, is that Super Bowl parties typically last several hours, […]

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  • December 20, 2005

    Fat necessary in diet - food pro offers commonsense approach, 10 tips

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Food labels are changing and consumers can benefit. In 2006, nutrition fact labels on food are required to identify the presence of trans fats, said Sandy Procter, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition educator. The requirement has prompted some manufacturers to re-formulate foods to eliminate the troublesome trans fats - many […]

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  • November 30, 2005

    K-State's Commerce Bank distinguished graduate faculty awards to Edgar Chambers IV and Allen Featherstone

    MANHATTAN -- Noted researchers in sensory analysis and agricultural finance are receiving Kansas State University's Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty awards. Edgar Chamber IV, professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior in the department of human nutrition and co-director of the Sensory Analysis Center, and Allen Featherstone, professor of agricultural economics and director of K-State's […]

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