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  • February 14, 2008

    K-State Financial Specialist: split tax refund to save, spend

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - This year, taxpayers due an income tax refund will be able to authorize dividing their refund into direct deposits for up to three financial accounts. The IRS´ new form - numbered 8888 and commonly called a split refund form - makes saving simple, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension […]

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  • February 13, 2008

    K-State Specialist: everyday conversation can improve relationships

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Turning a deaf ear on would-be, could-be conversations can shortchange personal and professional relationships, a Kansas State University family specialist said. "Think of a comment or a question as an invitation - and an opportunity," said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, K-State Research and Extension family systems specialist. Here´s an example: A co-worker offers […]

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  • February 7, 2008

    K-State Sensory Analysis experts helping to set up first trained sensory panel at a Thailand university

    MANHATTAN -- With the help of Kansas State University experts Edgar Chambers IV and Delores Chambers, a university in Thailand is establishing that country's first sensory and consumer research center. "In the past few years we have helped them form the Thailand Sensory Network, an organization for sensory professionals in Thailand. Now, we are helping […]

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  • February 6, 2008

    K-State student committee helps prepare for All-University Open House

    MANHATTAN -- Sixteen Kansas State University students have been named to the committee that helps plan and stage the annual All-University Open House, which this year takes place Saturday, April 19. The open house is designed to attract and inform potential students and their families, as well as to encourage engagement between K-State and the […]

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  • January 24, 2008

    K-State to establish cooperative extension at Fort Riley

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University and Fort Riley will strengthen their commitments to assisting soldiers and their families by creating a Cooperative Extension program tailored to the needs of military personnel. A memorandum of understanding, to be signed Thursday, Feb. 7, at the fort, will allow Extension family and consumer science programs, affiliated with the […]

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  • January 18, 2008

    K-State professor, student win Commerce Bank awards for diversity efforts

    MANHATTAN -- Their work in the cause of diversity at Kansas State University has won an architecture student and an associate professor of family studies and human services Commerce Bank Presidential Awards. Farrell Webb has been named the winner of the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Service to Minority Students. The award was […]

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  • December 13, 2007

    Details provided on final exams rescheduled from Tuesday, Dec. 11

    MANHATTAN -- The Kansas State University provost's office has provided details regarding final examinations rescheduled due to Tuesday's ice storm. Final exams to be held Friday night, Dec. 14: * Group exams scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, will be Friday evening, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. These exams […]

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  • December 13, 2007

    K-State Student Union to serve as shelter for students, faculty and staff displaced by ice storm

    MANHATTAN -- Effective immediately, the K-State Student Union will serve as a shelter for Kansas State University students, faculty and staff and their family members who are still without power following the ice storm that hit Manhattan earlier this week. "We know many K-State students and faculty are in need of a warm, safe place […]

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  • December 10, 2007

    Storm Safety: K-State web site has links to helpful information

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Wintry weather has arrived in the Midwest. To help Kansans and others prepare for and recover from storms, Kansas State University has a place they can visit on the Web. The K-State Research and Extension Web site at http://www.oznet.ksu.edu contains information produced by K-State and other university specialists. (Click on "Ice and […]

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  • December 3, 2007

    Financial Management Specialist offers tips to help trim holiday spending

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Holiday gifting need not ruin the family´s finances, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. To keep spending in check, Young offered the following holiday shopping tips: * Before shopping, make a list of the family, friends and others on your gift list. * Review your finances. […]

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