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  • December 14, 2015

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    College announces honor cord recipients

    Seniors receiving academic honors were recognized at the College of Human Ecology’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the K-State Student Union. Awarded summa cum laude honor cords are Mollie Barbee, hotel and restaurant management; Konner Davison, early childhood education; Kimberly Friedrichs, nutrition and health; Holly Johnson, communication […]

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  • December 9, 2015

    Dennis Hulsing chosen as winter commencement speaker for College of Human Ecology

    Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises, will be the speaker at commencement ceremonies for the College of Human Ecology at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Bramlage Coliseum on the Kansas State University campus. Nearly 190 seniors are candidates for graduation. Hulsing, who graduated from K-State with a degree in business administration, received […]

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  • December 7, 2015

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    Amber Vennum first at K-State to try crowdfunding research

    Amber Vennum is the first faculty member at Kansas State University to try to fund research through crowdfunding, a method that raises many small amounts of money from a large number of people via the Internet. Funds will support and grow WOWW, Working on What Works, a classroom intervention technique that uses a solution-focused approach […]

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  • December 2, 2015

    Human Ecology to honor 7 outstanding graduating seniors on Dec. 11

    The College of Human Ecology will honor 7 graduating seniors for their academic achievements and contributions to their major, the university and the community on Friday, Dec. 11. Dean John Buckwalter will present the awards at Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. in Flint Hills Room of the K-State Student Union. The […]

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  • November 20, 2015

    Introducing the 2015-2016 alumni advisory board

    Officers of the current College of Human Ecology Alumni Board are Diane Parks, president, Vail, CO, 1974 B.S. clothing and textiles; Catherine Metzgar Lo, president elect, Urbana, IL, 2010 B.S. nutrition/kinesiology and dietetics; and Hillary L’Ecuyer, secretary, Merriam, 2014 B.S. interior design. Board members include Shawn Bloom, Alexandria, VA, 1987 B.S. biochemistry and gerontology; Samantha […]

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  • November 5, 2015

    First grad student research forum set for Monday in Hoffman Lounge

    Research focused on female firefighters, attachment trauma, interracial couples and chronic heart failure are among the projects to be presented at the College of Human Ecology’s first Graduate Student Research and Creative Inquiry Forum scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, in Justin Hall. More than 30 graduate students representing master’s and doctoral programs will offer their […]

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  • November 2, 2015

    Three grad students chosen for Capitol Research Summit

    Three graduate students from the College of Human Ecology were among the 10 chosen to represent K-State at the 13th Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Feb. 2 at the State Capitol in Topeka. Selections were based on students’ research presentations on topics important to Kansas at Research and the State on campus last week. They […]

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  • October 27, 2015

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    Personal Financial Planning now stand-alone Ph.D. degree

    Students may now earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in personal financial planning. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the designation in October. Previously degrees were in human ecology with a specialization in personal financial planning. Currently the program, part of the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has 42 doctoral students. We believe […]

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  • October 21, 2015

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    Human Ecology breaks enrollment records...again

    The college recorded 3,111 graduate and undergraduate students, up from 3,093 in 2014 and 2,856 in 2013. As of Sept. 21, 24,146 students were enrolled at Kansas State University. The number is 620 fewer students than in fall 2014. Only Human Ecology, Architecture, Planning & Design and Engineering experienced an increase in the number of […]

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  • October 5, 2015

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    Heckman earns top research award at financial planning conference

    Stu Heckman, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, received the Best Applied Research Award last week at the Financial Planning Association national conference in Boston. His research presentation was Financial Catastrophes Due to Disability: Which Households Are Most at Risk? Only 9 academic presentations were accepted for the conference; four of them were […]

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