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  • September 20, 2007

    K-State professors creating documentary about national guard families

    MANHATTAN -- Sometimes watching the video footage brings tears to Chuck Smith's eyes. Smith, a Kansas State University professor and Extension specialist in family studies and human services, has been working on "On Our Behalf," a documentary about National Guard families, which he began in August with Ron Frank, professor and TV unit coordinator for […]

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  • September 13, 2007

    K-State domestic violence expert looks at dating violence among high school, college students

    MANHATTAN -- A startling number of high school and college students - both female and male -- are being battered, sexually abused or stalked by their dates, according to a Kansas State University professor. "Approximately 30 percent of college students have been in relationships that involve physical aggression. Even more have been in relationships that […]

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  • September 7, 2007

    Tips for Tailgaters

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Pre-game parties add fun to fall activities, but skipping critical food safety steps can put family and friends at risk, said Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University Research and Extension food scientist. If restrooms are in short supply, take a thermos of hot water, hand soap and paper towels; soapy washcloths in a […]

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  • September 4, 2007

    Fort Riley presents K-State Division of Continuing Education with certificate of appreciation for seminars

    MANHATTAN -- Fort Riley management employees recently presented Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education with a certificate of appreciation for offering a series of seminars on leadership and change management to Fort Riley civilian employees. The Division of Continuing Education worked with Fort Riley staff and K-State faculty to plan and develop the Fort […]

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  • August 29, 2007

    Human Ecology student wins Humanics Academic Award

    MANHATTAN -- Outstanding academic performance, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to careers in the nonprofit sector have earned five Kansas State University students awards from American Humanics. The students are Kylie Zibell, senior in family life and community services, Holton, $1,000 American Humanics Academic Award; Danielle English, senior in public relations, Courtney Graham, senior in […]

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  • August 21, 2007

    Tips for parents: Trim back-to-school stress

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Your child´s class schedule isn´t likely to list "Stress," but it´s there, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. A new school year typically includes advancement to the next grade and a new class schedule. For many, it also may include a new teacher, new building, […]

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  • August 20, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Limit kids' activities

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Back-to-school days are a good time to re-think kids´ schedules - and yours, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. A new school year typically offers new opportunities, but in an effort to give children a variety of experiences, parents and children may find themselves stressed […]

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  • July 31, 2007

    Rivera joins K-State's College of Human Ecology as Coordinator for Academic Services and Diversity

    MANHATTAN -- To Madai Rivera, diversity means that differences among people are valued and appreciated. As new coordinator for academic services and diversity in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, Rivera will continue the campaign to draw a wider variety of students to its programs. "I'm that student who I will recruit," she said. […]

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  • July 24, 2007

    School bullies using electronics to threaten or intimidate classmates

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - For students, enthusiasm about the new school year may be tempered by fear of the school bully, who, in addition to making the school day difficult, may continue harassment online. Anyone can be vulnerable, said Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University Research and Extension youth development specialist, who noted that bullying isn´t limited […]

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  • July 24, 2007

    K-State opens doors to careers for Kauffman Scholars

    MANHATTAN -- This summer, faculty, staff and students at Kansas State University are doing their share to keep a group of Kansas City area kids on track to successful college careers. Four "residential institutes" for Kauffman scholars have been taking place this July; the last one, for students entering eighth grade, will run from July […]

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