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  • May 11, 2016

    Human Ecology recognizes 21 outstanding seniors at celebration Friday, May 13

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our student commencement speaker and 21 graduating seniors this Friday, May 13, at an awards ceremony in the Kansas State Student Union. Dean John Buckwalter, Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan and Assistant Dean Karen Pence will recognize the outstanding seniors, bestow honor cords and honor program completion […]

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  • March 31, 2016

    42nd annual Grace Shugart Lecture features retired Col. George Dilly

    Attend “Military Life: Kansas State Alum Reflects on a 30 year Career as Army Dietitian” this afternoon, March 31, at 4:15 p.m. in Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building. Dilly is a 1998 K-State alum who earned a Ph.D from the College of Human Ecology with a focus in food service and hospitality management. […]

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  • March 22, 2016

    Army dietitian to give 42nd annual Grace Shugart Lecture

    Kansas State University alumnus retired Col. George Dilly, '98, will present, "Military Life: Kansas State Alum Reflects on 30 Year Career as Army Dietitian" for the 42nd annual Grace Shugart Lecture at 4:15 p.m. March 31 in the Leadership Studies Building's Town Hall. Dilly's last active duty position was as the U.S. Army's medical command chief dietitian […]

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  • March 11, 2016

    Human ecology honor society Kappa Omicron Nu selects new members

    Scholarship, leadership and research excellence has earned more than 40 Kansas State University students membership in Kappa Omicron Nu, a national human ecology honor society. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is extended to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Human Ecology who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of […]

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  • January 22, 2016

    Coffee sensory dictionary developed at Kansas State University

    Coffee lovers around the world are being helped by a sensory research "dictionary" developed at the Sensory Analysis Center at Kansas State University. This week, World Coffee Research, or WCR, and the Specialty Coffee Association of American published a Sensory Lexicon and new coffee Sensory Wheel based on work conducted by Edgar Chambers IV, university […]

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  • January 22, 2016

    Kids in focus groups tasted certain foods as part of a Kansas State University Olathe study on using emojis to measure emotional response. Kids put red stickers on faces that described how they felt about the taste of plain oatmeal. Blue stickers represent the taste of Japanese soda and yellow stickers represent a popular boxed lunch product.

    Emojis may help reduce waste by measuring kids' emotional response to foods

    OLATHE — Those expressive faces in text messages may do more than tell someone you're ROTFL. Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe believe the icons also may reduce the amount of food thrown away during school lunches by knowing whether kids feel  or  about the meal. Marianne Swaney-Stueve, research assistant professor of human […]

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  • January 11, 2016

    Announcing: The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

    The new Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health integrates the former Department of Nutrition and the renowned dietetics program at Kansas State University. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the new name in December. The name better reflects the scope and expertise of the department, said John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human […]

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  • January 8, 2016

    Nutrition doctoral student selected for New York Science Day

    Kavitha Penugonda was one of only 52 graduate students and postdocs nationwide selected to participate in Journey through Science Day sponsored by PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences in December. She presented on "Determination of Bioavailable Iron and Vitamin A in Sorghum, Cowpea, Corn and Soybean Fortified Blended Foods." The event was at […]

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  • December 23, 2015

    Faculty researchers share five guidelines for happy, healthy 2016

    Even in a world filled with fears and frets, you have some control over your health and happiness. College of Human Ecology researchers offer advice to help you survive and thrive in 2016. Be romantic Jared Durtschi has one word for people who want to build a stronger romantic relationship: sacrifice. In our culture, it […]

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  • December 16, 2015

    Human Ecology students receive awards, scholarships

    Alex Fees, Kat Zoschke win college undergraduate research awards The College of Human Ecology awarded Alexander Fees and Kathryn Zoschke at the first annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry competition. Fees, a senior in nutrition and health, won the outstanding undergraduate research poster competition for Reactive Hyperemia: Consequences for Skeletal Muscle Hemodynamics, work he did […]

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