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  • December 4, 2008

    Researchers develop home food model to help prevent childhood obesity

    MANHATTAN -- What parents make available for their children to eat can contribute to an obesity-prone home food environment, according to researchers at Kansas State University. The researchers say that when it comes to childhood obesity, a multitude of factors affect the food children consume in the home. "Many people view healthful eating and physical […]

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  • November 25, 2008

    FSHS's one-of-a-kind financial therapy clinic to open in January

    Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning will soon open what is thought to be the first clinic to offer financial therapy: the blending of financial counseling with marriage and family therapy to help individuals, couples and families struggling both financially and emotionally. The clinic, to open in late January 2009, will be on […]

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  • November 21, 2008


    Student writes about her bone marrow transplant, earns top media reward

    Rachael, 22, a senior in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, received a bone marrow transplant on Oct. 6, 2006. Rules kept her and her donor from meeting: no personal contact, not even an exchange of names, for one year. Last November, Rachael, her parents Llinos and Bruce Leisy of Leawood, Ks., and […]

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  • November 18, 2008

    Research helps nursing homes deal with residents' sexual expression

    "Do not disturb" signs aren't just for newlyweds anymore. They are also a way to give nursing home residents some privacy for sexual expression, according to Kansas State University aging experts. "By law you can't always lock a room, but you can offer residents some privacy," said Gayle Doll, who directs K-State's Center on Aging. […]

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  • November 18, 2008

    How to lower financial stress

    Financial problems are often a family problem and parents need to manage stress so they do not transfer their anxiety onto their children, according to experts at Kansas State University. John Grable and Kristy Archuleta of K-State's Personal Financial Planning Institute say it is important for parents to not pass along their stress about financial […]

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  • November 18, 2008

    Financial planning team helps families cope in hard times

    When the economy gets rough, family life gets rougher. Economic stress causes individual and family stress, triggering depression, blame games, anger and sometimes violence, according to Kristy Archuleta, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology's School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. Archuleta, a licensed marriage and family therapist, also […]

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  • November 12, 2008

    FSHS sets K-State extramural funding record with $17 million plus

    The School of Family Studies and Human Services set a record this year for the most competitive award dollars ever received by a department at Kansas State University. According to Bill Meredith, professor and director of the school within the College of Human Ecology, FSHS received almost $18 for the fiscal year 2008. Most of […]

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  • October 31, 2008

    Meredith to step down as FSHS leader

    Bill Meredith will end his service as director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services effective July 1, 2009, and begin phased retirement. Meredith joined K-State in 1999. His research focus has been in the area of family relationships in Asian cultures. During his 10-year tenure, the school: received nearly $18 million in […]

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  • October 28, 2008

    Hawley contributes chapter to new book on history, politics of veils

    A new anthology exploring how veils have been used throughout history includes a chapter by Kansas State University's Jana Hawley, professor and head of the department of apparel, textiles and interior design. Hawley is among the 21 writers and scholars who contributed to "The Veil: Women Writers on its History, Lore and Politics," which was […]

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  • October 22, 2008


    Hawley writes in headline-grabbing anthology "The Veil"

    Jana Hawley is one of 21 writers and scholars who contributed to The Veil: Women Writers on its History, Lore and Politics (Berkeley: University of California Press), an anthology getting attention around the world for its exploration of a globally-polarizing issue. Writers, representing a wide range of societies, religions, ages, locations, race and accomplishments, examine […]

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