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  • July 12, 2013

    Sonya Britt

    Money woes, relationship lows: Britt's research finds disagreements about money allocation top predictor of divorce

    Even the healthiest relationships include arguments, but the topic of the argument could predict risk of divorce, according to Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human services and program director of the Institute of Personal Financial Planning in the College of Human Ecology. "Arguments about money is by far the top predictor of […]

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  • July 12, 2013

    Charlie Griffin named to state mental health task force

    Charlie L. Griffin, research assistant professor with the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University, has been appointed to the State of Kansas Governor’s Mental Health Task Force, established to re-evaluate the state’s mental health system and determine ways to make it stronger and more effective. Gov. Sam Brownback has asked […]

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  • July 3, 2013

    Dyes, textiles in American flag change from English wool to polyester

    The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory. According to Barbara Gatewood, professor emeritus of textile science in the university's College of Human Ecology, the American flag has […]

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  • June 28, 2013

    Dean John Buckwalter

    Human Ecology welcomes Dean Buckwalter

    On Monday, July 1, John Buckwalter becomes the 9th dean of the College of Human Ecology's 140-year history. Dean Buckwalter moves to Manhattan from Texas, where he served as associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas Arlington. As associate dean, he developed […]

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  • June 25, 2013

    Mortar Board taps 9 Human Ecology students

    Mortar Board, the national senior honor society that promotes scholarship, service and leadership at Kansas State University, has 29 new members for the 2013-2014 school year. New members of Mortar Board in the College of Human Ecology are: * Angelique Foye, senior in psychology and family studies and human services, Junction City, is director of […]

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  • June 24, 2013

    The Human Ecology Research and Innovation Center

    Regents approve Human Ecology Research, Innovation Building purchase

    An empty building is getting a new lease on life as a research hub for Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology. The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved the college's request to purchase the KSU Foundation building formerly used by NanoScale Corp. The building, at 1310 Research Park Drive, will be purchased for $2.74 […]

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  • June 7, 2013

    Non-traditional students inducted into honor society

    Human Ecology students at Kansas State University were among the 77 inducted into the Pinnacle Honor Society, a non-traditional student honor society with members from more than 150 institutions across the U.S. The students, from throughout the nation, are: Aimee Fowler, junior in family studies and human services; Ashley MacKinnon, senior in dietetics; Daina Bitters, […]

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  • June 6, 2013

    Four attend leadership bootcamp

    Four students in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University attended the Leadership Honors Bootcamp in Washington D.C. in May. They are, from left, Hannah Quernheim, interior design senior; Zach Stroth, family studies and human services sophomore; Morgan Crawford, apparel and textiles senior; and Lauren Hower, early childhood education senior. The intensive, five-day […]

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  • May 20, 2013

    Fashion marketing program ranked in top 10 nationally

    Kansas State University has been named one of the top 10 fashion marketing schools in the country. The apparel marketing option in the apparel and textiles program in the department of apparel, textiles and interior design was ranked No. 10 out of more than 200 fashion schools by Fashion-Schools.org. The group also selected the College […]

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  • May 16, 2013

    Brandon Irwin

    Irwin says exercisers do better with silent workout partner

    The best workout partner may be one who understands that silence is golden, according to Brandon Irwin, assistant professor of kinesiology at Kansas State University. He found that individuals tend to work out longer when their partner was perceived to be more skilled and was one who kept verbal encouragement to a minimum. Irwin worked […]

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