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  • February 25, 2009

    Students in the news

    FSHS senior co-chairs academic decathlon Jessica Heath, senior in family studies and human services, served as co-chair for the academic decathlon that took place recently on campus. Heath is member of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society hosting the Kansas Academic Decathlon. Rebecca Bush, senior in history, was co-chair. Student teams, from 15 Kansas […]

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  • January 29, 2009


    Plan now to dine with your Valentine

    Pesci tells how to dine out romantically on a budget The perfect Valentine's Day dinner is all about planning. Start now, advises  Pat Pesci, head of  hotel and restaurant management program. Pesci, who also is a dining etiquette expert and known as K-State's "Mr. Manners," has some tips on making a Valentine's Day dinner special […]

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  • January 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    Chrest joins faculty Maribeth Chrest has joined Family Studies and Human Services as a clinical instructor in communication sciences and disorders. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Kansas State and has worked at Stoneybrook and at the Manhattan Public Schools as a speech pathologist. FSHS participates in Traumatic Stress confab Several members of the […]

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  • January 21, 2009


    HMD grads publish cookbook filled with Mom's recipes, photography

    Two HMD graduates and a mom have published "A Taste of Home," a glossy 125-page cookbook filled with inviting recipes and lavish photographs. The book, published by Aura Productions in Hays, Ks., began as a food writing class project for Jamison, then Heather Meckenstock. After graduation in 2006, she and her mother, Shay A. Meckenstock, […]

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  • January 13, 2009


    Shanklin Named Graduate School Dean

    Carol Shanklin, a veteran administrator and educator in food service and dietetics, has been named dean of the Graduate School. Also this week, she received the prestigious Founder's Award at the 14th Hospitality Graduate Education and Graduate Research Conference. Since October, Dr. Shanklin has been the school's interim dean; before that she served as acting […]

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  • January 12, 2009


    Dates set for three fancy fundraisers

    Little Black Dress Event The Little Black Dress, a fashion icon since first created by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, will be honored guest at an exhibit opening at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Beach Museum on campus. Friends of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum will host the fundraiser called Little Black Dress […]

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  • December 19, 2008

    In the news: Students tapped for honors

    Aditi Shukla, graduate student in apparel and textiles, is one of six students to receive $1,000 scholarships from Benchmark Financial, a general agency of New England. Students were awarded the scholarships for being the top performers in a senior level marketing management course. Quest, a freshman honorary society unique to KSU, has named new members […]

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  • December 12, 2008

    Feehan and Barrett

    Barrett's class meets in 3D virtual world

    Students in Convention and Event Management sent their avatars to class this week. They entered a stone patio circled by posters of faculty members. They walked through black double doors and sat in a classroom fronted by a giant-sized screen. Trees waved in the ocean breeze. They came dressed in ball gowns, shorts and snappy […]

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  • December 10, 2008

    Research asks 'Why don't all restaurant workers follow food safety rules?'

    Why don't restaurant workers - who handle an estimated 70 billion meals and snacks in the U. S. every year - follow common food safety practices? Why don't they always wash their hands properly? Or keep work surfaces sanitary? According to a recent Kansas State University study, restaurant workers blame time constraints, inconvenience, inadequate training […]

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  • December 4, 2008

    Food safety research helped land bio-defense lab to Manhattan

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's solid reputation as a leader in animal health and food safety research is stronger than ever with the announcement of K-State as the site for the relocation of a federal animal health laboratory. The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, known as NBAF, will be located adjacent to the K-State campus, […]

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