While her friends spent their afternoons watching MTV, Ashley Pruett spent hers watching Food Network.
Pruett’s love of food started at a young age as she gardened with her dad, canned with her grandma and helped cook homemade family meals. When her hobby of working with food spiraled into a passion, Pruett knew she wanted to pursue a degree in that direction.
“K-State has such a rich history in food and nutrition curriculums,” said Pruett, who earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and a master’s degree in food science from Kansas State University. “I was given an incredibly well-rounded education in my graduate program. My major professor, Dr. Fadi Aramouni, gave me opportunities to apply food science skills in order to develop skill sets.” Continue reading “How do you like those apples?”→
A Kansas State University doctoral student in security studies participated in two workshops discussing nuclear issues hosted by former Secretary of State George Shultz and former Secretary of Defense William Perry.
Plan a trip back to K-State and down memory lane as the Graduate School celebrates the 50th year reunion of the class of 1965 and the 25th year reunion of the class of 1990. This two-day celebration–planned for April 16 and 17, 2015–will include campus tours and visits with faculty and students. The celebration will conclude with a reception and dinner featuring President Kirk Schulz and other special guests. Continue reading “Important Graduate School announcements”→
As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another door opens.” Some stories, like Ed Kaleikau’s, aren’t as much about doors closing as they are about being adaptable and having the courage to walk through the doors opening.
University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award
Three Kansas State University doctoral candidates have been awarded University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards for exceptional achievement in graduate studies.
Jessica Rupp, doctoral candidate in plant pathology, received a $5,000 scholarship. Bryan Cafferky, doctoral candidate in marriage and family therapy, and Clark Holdsworth, doctoral candidate in anatomy and physiology, each received $2,500 scholarships.
Rupp’s research focuses on reducing annual wheat loss due to the wheat streak mosaic virus and Triticum mosaic virus, where there is currently little resistance available. Her major professor is Harold Trick, professor of plant pathology. Continue reading “Student successes”→
Alumnus selected as College of Engineering Hall of Fame inductee
Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., 1989 graduate of Kansas State University with a master’s degree in industrial engineering, was inducted into the Kansas State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame March 29, 2014.
Induction to the hall is the highest honor bestowed on its alumni by the college. Honorees are recognized for their professional success and accomplishment, involvement with and support of the College of Engineering, dedication to the university, and professional and public service. Continue reading “Alumni successes”→
Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School, and Chwen Sheu, the Paul Edgerley chair in business administration and professor and head of the department of management, hosted two alumni events in Tapei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
“It is always a pleasure to visit with K-State alumni and learn about their successes,” said Shanklin. They are passionate about the experiences they had as students and express appreciate to their faculty mentors for their encouragement and support. It is always special when you visit with K-State alumni, but especially rewarding when you get to visit in person with your former students.” Continue reading “Taiwan alumni events a success”→