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  • October 4, 2006

    Spotlight: Ann Murray, a K-State champion of technology

    Ann Murray, associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, is a champion of learning using technology. What technology tools do you use? "I do all of my teaching online for both residential and distance students. I require students to log onto the K-State Online course website for two hours a week […]

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  • September 27, 2006

    K-State Celebrates Hispanic History Month

    MANHATTAN - Kansas State University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during October with several activities to honor Hispanic traditions and build leaders for the future. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The theme of this year's celebration is "Honoring Cultural Traditions and Empowering Leaders for the Future." "The theme means knowing […]

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  • September 15, 2006

    K-State interior design professor to help shape new accreditation standards

    MANHATTAN, KAN. – Barbara Anderson, assistant professor in the department of apparel, textiles, and interior design, has been selected as one of 15 outstanding leaders in interior design to participate in Future Vision, the effort by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation to define new accreditation standards for interior design education programs. Anderson was nominated […]

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  • September 13, 2006

    Husband and wife both earn degrees through K-State Distance Education

    MANHATTAN -- Kevin McLain, Jefferson City, Mo., has always been a huge Kansas State University fan. When he decided to get his master's degree, his first choice was K-State, where he had earned his undergraduate degree. He finished his master's degree in civil engineering, with a specialization in geotechnical engineering, in December 2003. His wife, […]

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  • August 25, 2006

    K-Staters, Kansas 4-H'ers attend White House Conference on Kids

    DENVER - Boys who fall behind girls in reading and writing in elementary school can be at greater risk for developing learning disabilities, illiteracy, substance abuse or dropping out of school altogether. Falling behind need not lead to an unproductive life, though, said Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University Research and Extension family studies and human […]

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  • August 24, 2006

    Tips for tailgaters: avoid food safety mistakes

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Don´t let food safety mistakes spoil your tailgating party, said Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University Research and Extension food scientist. Blakeslee is an avid football fan and experienced tailgater, but on any given game day, she may see fans who risk foodborne illness unnecessarily. "Washing your hands before and after handling food […]

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  • August 4, 2006

    New K-State course focuses on compassion, community action

    MANHATTAN- Devastating events can prompt positive outcomes, said Charles A. "Chuck" Smith, Kansas State University Research and Extension child development specialist and volunteer counselor with the American Red Cross. Smith, who has counseled families displaced by Hurricane Katrina (in Atlanta) and flood victims (from New Hampshire) within the last year, said that such tragedies often […]

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  • August 4, 2006

    K-State offering undergraduate, graduate certificate in conflict resolution

    MANHATTAN -- The need to resolve conflicts peacefully is a hot topic in the world right now. Responding to this need, Kansas State University, through the Division of ontinuing Education, is offering both undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in conflict resolution, giving adult learners the chance to gain valuable workplace and life skills. Along with […]

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  • July 24, 2006

    Tips to trim back-to-school costs

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Back-to-school shopping is, in itself, a teachable moment, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. "Ideally, parents might estimate annual school costs per student, divide by 12 and save that amount each month to cover costs without stressing the family´s late summer budget," Young said. For example: […]

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  • July 19, 2006

    Select group of undergraduates from across U.S. and world conduct summer research at K-State

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is again host to a select group of undergraduates from the United States and international universities, providing them with direct experience at planning and carrying out research. Students chosen to participate in K-State's Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program spend nine weeks at the university working with faculty mentors and with […]

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