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  • September 29, 2015

    Nutrition, kines professors and students present at public health conference

    College of Human Ecology faculty and students were well represented on the program at the 72nd annual Kansas Public Health Association Conference this month in Manhattan. Session leaders included: • Sara Rosenkranz, research assistant professor in the Department of Human Nutrition; Emily Mailey, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, and graduate nutrition students Brooke […]

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  • September 16, 2015

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    Patten earns $10,000 scholarship for doctoral work in dietetics

    Emily Vaterlaus Patten, a doctoral candidate in the College of Human Ecology, has received a $10,000 scholarship awarded to registered dietitians who demonstrate a commitment to the future of the profession through teaching and research. She is one of only 10 national winners selected by for a 2015 Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) Doctoral Scholarship. […]

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  • September 14, 2015

    Chambers judges elite coffee competition in Columbia

    Edgar Chambers IV, university distinguished professor and director of the Sensory Analysis Center, was invited to judge the finals of the Top Quality Colombian Coffee Competition in Neiva, Colombia, last week. He also was one of the presenters, talking on Advances in Sensory Evaluation of Coffee. The competition was among producers from the entire various […]

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  • August 25, 2015

    Journal ranks Sensory Analysis Center top in research publications worldwide

    When it comes to sensory research influence, Kansas State University's Sensory Analysis Center is tops in the world according to the first-ever ranking of institutions by the Journal of Sensory Studies. Rankings were based on a combination of research articles published and number of citations from 2009 to 2015. Edgar Chambers IV, university distinguished professor […]

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  • August 21, 2015

    At youth triathlon, grad students play role in promoting community health

    About 140 youngsters participated in the Just Tri It! Youth Triathlon on Aug. 8 in Manhattan City Park. The event, co-sponsored by the College of Human Ecology, was organized to promote fitness and improve self-confidence in the young athletes. Among the volunteers was a hearty group of human ecology graduate students. "Our graduate students often […]

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  • July 24, 2015

    Human Ecology students awarded multitude of scholarships

    Two College of Human Ecology students were awarded national scholarships this summer. Kaitlyn Ellis, a senior in hospitality management, received a $2,500 Joe Perdue Scholarship from the Club Managers Association of America Foundation. Ellis is the first student at Kansas State University to receive the honor, according to Kevin Roberts, associate professor and director of […]

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  • July 10, 2015

    Dietetics, human nutrition merge into single department

    The dietetics and nutrition programs will merge into a single department this fall. The move was approved Wednesday, June 17, by the Kansas Board of Regents. "They are a logical fit because of the overlapping principles of the two disciplines. Merging nutrition and dietetics into one department will strengthen both programs to benefit our students, […]

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  • June 24, 2015

    Human Ecology funds three projects

    The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University has funded three grants to college researchers for about $12,000. Those receiving grants and their project titles are: Sara K. Rosenkranz and Mark D. Haub, Department of Human Nutrition, for “Do alterations in meal size and frequency affect postprandial lipema and inflammation?” $5,000. Jooyoun Kim, Department […]

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  • June 23, 2015

    Experts offer little tips to make big changes in work health

    When it comes to taking a physical activity break at work, it's more about the frequency than duration. That's advice Kansas State University experts in human nutrition and kinesiology are offering to employees working in a sedentary environment who are looking to improve their health. "When people sit for a long period of time, our […]

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  • June 15, 2015

    Kinesiology, nutrition faculty and students present at sports medicine meeting

    David C. Poole, professor in the Department of Kinesiology, was chair of a symposium on Threshold Concepts in Athletic Performance at the recent international conference of the American College of Sports Medicine 62nd Annual International Meeting May 26 to 30 in San Diego, Calif. He also presented on Oxygen and Skeletal Muscle; Physiological Thresholds: Measurement […]

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