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  • October 31, 2017

    K-State Center on Aging presents "Personhood and Dementia"

    The K-State Center on Aging, located in the College of Human Ecology, will present their annual event, Personhood and Dementia, on Thursday, November 2. This year’s event will be held in the Hartford Room at the Bluemont hotel from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Gary Glazner, founder of […]

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  • September 19, 2017

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    Gerontology professor wins Early Career Achievement Award

    Maggie Syme, assistant professor of gerontology, was recently awarded the Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association’s Office for Early Career Psychology during their annual convention in August. This award was based on her research presentation as well as her contribution to the American Psychological Association (APA) as an early career psychologist. The […]

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  • September 5, 2017

    Gerontology Club Grants Wish

    Earl Parker has had a love for airplanes ever since he was a teenager when he began working for an airplane equipment plant in Michigan. During the war, Mr. Parker never had the opportunity to gain his pilot’s license due to macular degeneration and although he has had several experiences as the co-pilot, he wanted […]

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  • May 9, 2017

    College of Human Ecology recognizes outstanding seniors and commencement speaker

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our outstanding seniors Friday, May 12, at an awards ceremony in the Kansas State Student Union. Dean John Buckwalter, Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan and Assistant Dean Karen Pence will recognize the outstanding seniors, mentoring program graduates, bestow honor cords and honor program completion certificates, and pay tribute to […]

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  • March 27, 2017

    Community screening of “Being Mortal” on Wednesday, March 29

    The K-State Center on Aging is sponsoring a free community screening of the PBS program "Being Mortal" at 2 p.m Wednesday, March 29, at the Manhattan Public Library. The screening is made possible by a grant from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America. "Being Mortal" is a […]

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  • December 8, 2016

    Painting Churches: a play about aging and family relationships

    It’s a play about family, relationships, identity and dementia. In Painting Churches, written by Tina Howe, a daughter returns to her childhood home to help her parents pack up and move, while hoping they will come to see her as the artist she has become. The cast is a dynamic trio, including Mary Elizabeth Atwood, […]

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  • November 3, 2016

    Kappa Omicron Nu inducts new members

    By Beth Bohn Excellence in scholarship, leadership or research has earned more than 45 Kansas State University students membership in Kappa Omicron Nu, a national human ecology honor society. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is extended to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Human Ecology who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise […]

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  • October 18, 2016

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    College of Human Ecology celebrates eight alumni and friends with luncheon and awards

    A university president, a luxury wedding planner and a physician for K-State Wildcat football are among those being recognized at the College of Human Ecology's annual Celebration of Excellence at Kansas State University. For 2016, eight honorees were selected across disciplines for their contribution to the college, devotion to their area of specialization and the difference […]

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  • October 12, 2016

    Researchers pursue programing that embraces aging with United States Department of Agriculture grant

    Erin Yelland, assistant professor and extension specialist in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, was recently awarded a $356,257 Rural Health and Safety Education grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This grant is one of four awarded in the United States and will be used to fund the Keys […]

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  • June 15, 2016

    Across the globe, elder abuse is top-of-mind June 15

    By Katie Allen According to the United Nations, which recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, about 4 to 6 percent of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. This maltreatment may not only lead to serious physical injuries, but it can also cause long-term psychological consequences. Additionally, the U.N. reports that […]

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