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  • March 26, 2015

    Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter wrote and perform in 'Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh' (Courtesy photo)

    Dementia workshop to focus on creativity, use of theater techniques

    “Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh,” a performance about the world of caregiving for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, will be part of the Personhood and Dementia Workshop on Thursday, April 9, at the K-State Alumni Center. The third annual workshop is sponsored by the Kansas State University Center on Aging, College of […]

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  • March 25, 2015

    FCS education students present sessions at Wichita conference

    Seven family and consumer sciences education students presented two breakout sessions this month at the United Associations Conference in Wichita. Sally Yahnke, associate professor in the College of Education, worked with the College of Human Ecology students. She was re-elected president of the Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students are Megan Douglas, Kelsey […]

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  • March 23, 2015

    Personal financial planning researchers offer first book combining financial planning, mental health

    Money can be the gold-standard of obstacles to good mental health. It splits families, relationships and nations. Kansas State University researchers have compiled the first textbook that addresses the intersection of financial planning and mental health. The discipline, called financial therapy, integrates the two to promote financial and emotional wellness. Published recently by Springer of […]

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  • March 19, 2015

    Athletic training students honored for academic achievements

    The Kansas Athletic Trainers Society recently honored undergraduate students for their academic achievements in accredited athletic education programs in Kansas. First team all-academic honors, for juniors or higher during the 2014 calendar year and have maintained a minimum of 3.8 grade point average, were awarded to Ryan Lahey, Wichita; Cecelia Lane, Goddard; and Jessica Steele, […]

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  • March 18, 2015

    Hospitality management students take two top honors at national conference

    The K-State chapter of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) won two top honors at the recent Club of the Future competition at the World Conference on Club Management in San Antonio, Tex. The Club of the Future gives students an opportunity to submit their ideas for the club of the future in five different […]

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  • March 13, 2015

    Seven faculty receive promotions, tenure

    Faculty members in the College of Human Ecology approved for promotion and tenure were announced this week. Sabbatical leaves were also announced. Promotions and tenure go into effect on June 8. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; D. Elizabeth Kiss, family studies and human services; and Melinda Stafford Markham, family […]

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  • March 9, 2015

    Gayle Doll

    Five professors tapped for highest college awards

    Dean John Buckwalter announced Friday the recipients of the four top faculty awards in the College of Human Ecology. The awardees are: Amber Vennum - Dawley-Scholer Award for Faculty Excellence in Student Development; Gayle Doll - Myers-Alford Teaching Award; Elizabeth Kiss - Faculty Extension Excellence Award; Kevin Roberts – Faculty Research Excellence Award; and Migette […]

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  • February 27, 2015

    Australian Fulbright to work on research app with Ric Rosenkranz

    Anthony Maeder, professor of health informatics at the University of Western Sydney and the 2015 Fulbright distinguished chair in agriculture and life science, will be on campus this fall working with Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition, to develop mobile applications that will support physical activity and nutrition programs. Maeder is one of two […]

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  • February 25, 2015

    Dorthy Stucky Halley

    Human trafficking in Kansas to be topic of first Jurich Lecture on Social Justice

    Dorthy Stucky Halley, an authority on domestic violence dynamics and batterers, will present the first Tony Jurich Lecture on Social Justice at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 12, on the K-State campus. Halley, LMSW, is director of the Victim Services Division of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. She will talk on “Different Motives for […]

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  • February 20, 2015

    Michelle Toews

    Michelle Toews named associate dean for research

    Michelle Toews, professor at Texas State University, has been named associate dean for research for the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University by John Buckwalter, dean. Currently she is assistant director for graduate studies and research in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the university in San Marcos. She was named […]

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