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  • December 3, 2007

    Students performing, speaking at K-State Commencement ceremonies

    MANHATTAN -- Students are bringing their talents to commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, at Kansas State University. Students are providing music and presenting speeches. They include: Sarah Priest, senior in music education, Emporia, will sing the national anthem for the College of Education. Bryan Pinkall, graduate student in music, Great Bend, […]

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  • December 3, 2007

    Researchers at K-State examining food safety education for older adults

    MANHATTAN -- Researchers in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology have been awarded a $599,000 grant to develop educational programs in food safety targeting vulnerable older adults. The U. S. Department of Agriculture will fund the three-year grant through the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. Principal investigators are Valentina Remig, assistant professor […]

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  • November 20, 2007

    Skip the "humbug!" 10 tips to relieve holiday stress

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Few families will match the idyllic images captured in holiday advertisements, but most can find joy in the holiday season and after, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen. Olsen, who is a family systems specialist with Kansas State University Research and Extension, encourages everyone to extend the thankfulness typically associated with Thanksgiving celebrations throughout […]

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  • November 20, 2007

    K-State specialist gives tips for caregivers

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 80 percent of older adults have a chronic illness such as hypertension or diabetes, said Deb Sellers, Kansas State University Research and Extension specialist on adult development and aging. Thanks to advances in medical care, people with a chronic […]

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  • November 2, 2007

    K-State specialist gives tips to support Troops, families for Veteran's Day- and after

    HAYS, Kan. - With Reserve and National Guard members on active duty and deployed, families and communities are left to fill the void at home and in the workplace, said Elaine Johannes, a Kansas State University Research and Extension youth development specialist. Families with service members also may be living some distance away from support […]

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  • October 15, 2007

    K-State researcher receives award for contributions to rural mental health

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Charlie L. Griffin has received the Victor I. Howery Memorial Award given each year by the National Association for Rural Mental Health to an individual who has made contributions to the rural mental health field. Griffin, a research assistant professor of family studies and human services in K-State's College of […]

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  • October 12, 2007

    K-State names Carol Shanklin Interim Dean of Graduate School

    MANHATTAN -- Carol Shanklin, a veteran administrator and educator in food service and dietetics at Kansas State University, has been named interim dean of the Graduate School. Since August she has been the school's acting dean; before that she served as associate dean. "The Graduate School is fortunate in having an administrator of Dr. Shanklin's […]

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  • October 11, 2007

    Tip Sheet: K-State's School of Family Studies and Human Services offers variety of projects, research and aid to military families

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services is on "active duty" with the U.S. military through $13 million in research and projects this year alone to help military families. "This came out of priority setting," said Bill Meredith, director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services. "A few […]

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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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