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  • January 17, 2006

    K-State's Human Ecology Honors Program Gains New Members

    MANHATTAN -- Nine new members have joined the College of Human Ecology Honors Program at Kansas State University. Students who are incoming freshmen with excellent ACT scores or continuing students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are invited to join the program. Members are eligible to take honors courses offered at K-State and are […]

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  • January 3, 2006

    Kansas Saves: Tame Credit Card Spending

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shopping with a credit card can speed resolution if a product or service doesn't live up to advertised claims, but using credit successfully typically requires self-discipline, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management specialist. "If paying with a credit card, shoppers may spend more than if paying […]

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  • December 22, 2005

    Virginia Moxley to lead College of Human Ecology as interim dean

    MANHATTAN -- Virginia Moxley, senior associate dean for scholarship and research in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, has been tapped by Provost M. Duane Nellis to serve as interim dean during a national search to fill the vacancy. An eight-member search committee screened applications and recommended two finalists to the provost. "Dr. Moxley […]

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  • December 20, 2005

    Fat necessary in diet - food pro offers commonsense approach, 10 tips

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Food labels are changing and consumers can benefit. In 2006, nutrition fact labels on food are required to identify the presence of trans fats, said Sandy Procter, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition educator. The requirement has prompted some manufacturers to re-formulate foods to eliminate the troublesome trans fats - many […]

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  • December 15, 2005

    Growing number of older population in U.S. makes gerontology makes increasingly important major

    MANHATTAN - Between 2000 and 2030, the older population - people age 65 and older - in the United States will more than double from 35 million to 71.5 million, with the oldest of the older population - people over age 85 - as the fastest growing segment, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. With […]

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  • December 14, 2005

    Mind traditions, parents' mindset when meeting significant other's

    MANHATTAN -- Meeting your boyfriend's or girlfriend's family for the first time can be marked with trepidation, especially if that benchmark moment in a relationship comes during the holiday season. But keep a few things in mind, and meeting the people who could become your in-laws won't be so bad, says Tony Jurich, Kansas State […]

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  • December 12, 2005

    Tips Help Beat Holiday Blahs

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Holiday expectations seldom match picture-perfect get-togethers often portrayed in make-believe relationships on television, in the movies or advertisements for products and services. "That doesn't have to mean a thumbs-down holiday season," said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. Few families go through life without experiencing the […]

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  • December 9, 2005

    K-State Family Studies and Human Service professors receive grants fro military child care projects

    MANHATTAN -- Several faculty members and a graduate student in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University have received grants for various projects relating to the care of military children. Bill Meredith, head of the School of Family Studies and Human Services, said with the increase in the number of […]

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  • December 6, 2005

    K-State instructor offers advice about eating disorders, overindulgence during the holiday

    MANHATTAN -- At the holidays, dinner tables overflowing with food, snacks and desserts may become a dilemma for people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. They also can be a problem for people who tend to overindulge when there is so much food. Roni Schwartz, instructor of hotel, restaurant, institution management […]

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  • December 5, 2005

    K-State instructor says early exposure to diversity good for children

    MANHATTAN -- Even children as young as preschool-age can begin to learn the value of diversity, according to a Kansas State University instructor. Children typically notice differences in those around them, such as physical characteristics, at about age 2, said LuAnn Hoover, instructor of family studies and human services. That age is also the critical […]

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