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Update: Faculty members earn grants, awards

Friday, October 10, 2008

Johannes award two grants for youth projects; Military Kids team honored

Elaine Johannes has been awarded a $134,000 USDA renewal grant to continue work with the community-based teens and adult partners to lead community health promotion. The 5-year project is part of the CYFAR (Children, Youth and Families At-Risk) funding.

Johannes is also co-PI for the USDA $100,000 competitive grant to continue Kansas Operation Military Kids for 2009. Funding is through 4-H Army Youth Development. She is assistant professor and Extension specialist for youth development.

K-State Research and Extension has awarded a 2008 Team Award to Kansas Operation Military Kids. The team includes Family Studies and Human Services faculty members Johannes, Bronwyn Fees, Deb Sellers, Joan Kahl and Marlene Glasscock.

FSHS to develop family workshop for National Guard

Several faculty and students in FSHS have received a $75,000 contract to develop a workshop on family resilience for the Kansas National Guard. The project, Operation: FAST (Family Adaptation and Sustainability Training) involves Briana Nelson Goff, Elaine Johannes, Walter Schumm, Esther Maddux, Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Jared Anderson, Terrie McCants and Joan Kahl. Students are Stephanie Wick, Kale Monk, Laura Irwin, and Stefani McCluney.

Hawley, LeHew explore global sustainability

Dr. Jana Hawley and Dr. Melody LeHew participated in Wal-Mart's Sustainability Index Summit - Taking Action to Address a Global Imperative - this summer. The meeting brought stakeholders such as NGOs, corporate partners, supply chain innovators, academics and sustainability experts together to help build a vision of a sustainable supply chain that can benefit the future.

Olsen receives mentor award

Charlotte Shoup Olsen, associate professor in FSHS, will receive a Mentor Award from K-State Research and Extension at the annual conference this month. This award recognizes faculty who have assisted new colleagues in achieving higher levels of performance.

Johannes named Public Health Fellow

Elaine Johannes, assistant professor in FSHS, became a Kansas Public Health Fellow at the annual Kansas Public Health Association Conference in Topeka in September. As a member of the Kansas Public Heath Leadership Institute scholars program, she conducted a "capstone project" which was presented to the public through the KS Public Health Association that earned her the designation. The leadership institute is a part of the national system of training and advancement of public health professionals that involves study and training in leadership development, public health theory-practice and mass communication.

Curator Day earns certification

Marla Day, senior curator for the Historic Costume and Textile Museum, received professional certification in packing and shipping museum pieces recently at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, Mount Carroll, Il.

Perez, team honored for EARTH

Michelle Perez, a project coordinator in FSHS, will receive the Earth Awareness Researchers for Tomorrow’s Habitat Team Award. The program involves hundreds of middle and elementary school students who learn about environmental issues.

This article was posted on Friday, October 10, 2008, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Family Studies & Human Services.