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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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  • May 11, 2016

    Human Ecology recognizes 21 outstanding seniors at celebration Friday, May 13

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our student commencement speaker and 21 graduating seniors this Friday, May 13, 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, bestow honor cords and honor program competition […]

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  • April 20, 2016

    K-State assistant professor presents “Over the Hill and Between the Sheets” at family relations conference

    Erin Yelland, assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology, gave the plenary presentation "Over the Hill and Between the Sheets: Exploring Sex in Later Life" at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations conference in Orlando, Florida, March 10-12. The theme of the 2016 conference was “The […]

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  • December 17, 2015

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    Holiday harmony: Cornelison offers suggestions for families coping with dementia

    The holidays can be especially disquieting when a family member, such as Grandma or Grandpa who has always been the center of the family, is suffering from dementia. A Kansas State University gerontologist suggests ways to help the family cope and include Grandma in the celebration. It is important that families communicate with one another […]

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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 1, 2015

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    Kaitlyn Ellis to be student commencement speaker Dec. 12

    Kaitlyn Ellis, a senior in hospitality management, has been selected to represent her follow graduates at the College of Human Ecology commencement at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Bramlage Coliseum on the Kansas State University campus. The daughter of Kevin and Pat Ellis of Overland Park, she was one of five students nationwide – […]

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