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  • February 7, 2006

    Stash cash to trim interest, build savings

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Living paycheck to paycheck - or spending more than you bring in - can leave you short on cash when the roof springs a leak or transmission on the car goes out. Should you charge the repair to your credit card or investigate a small bank loan? "Investigate a bank loan," said […]

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  • February 2, 2006

    Statewide fitness program to begin

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - With spring approaching, Kansans are apt to see an ant-like army of walkers participating in the Walk Kansas program. The Kansas State University health and fitness program attracted nearly 20,000 Kansans in 2005. More are expected this year, said Mike Bradshaw, state coordinator of the program and a K-State Research and Extension […]

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  • February 2, 2006

    K-State professor says it's common for co-workers to form romantic relationships

    MANHATTAN -- You've noticed the attractive man or woman who works at your office and maybe have sent them a wink or two. And now, as Valentine's Day approaches, you wonder about your employer's policies on co-worker relationships and try to decide if dating within the workplace is a good idea. Tony Jurich, professor of […]

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  • February 1, 2006

    K-State Faculty Visiting Faculty Visiting Afghanistan in April to Identify Kabul University's Needs as Interdisciplinary Partnership Continues

    MANHATTAN -- A delegation of Kansas State University faculty is planning a trip to Afghanistan in April as part of a continuing cooperative effort with Kabul University. A large, multidisciplinary group of K-State faculty recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where faculty talked with various agencies about financing projects to rebuild and enhance […]

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  • January 30, 2006

    Keep Food Safe at Super Bowl Party USDA Lists Football Fan's Guide to Food Safety

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - The amount of food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday ranks second only to the amount of food consumed on Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Eating your way through the game does, however, pose food safety risks. One concern, for example, is that Super Bowl parties typically last several hours, […]

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  • January 24, 2006

    Tips Trim Cost of Vehicle

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Purchasing a vehicle can require a loan, but shoppers who look for the lowest price may save more if they are willing to do a little homework first, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management specialist. "Check your credit rating before shopping for a new - or […]

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  • January 19, 2006

    Survey Says K-State Has Four Architecture Programs and One Design Program in Nation's Top 10

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's architecture and design programs again are among the top 10 in the country, according to a recent nationwide survey of professionals. Both K-State's bachelor of interior architecture and interior design programs rank fourth, its bachelor of architecture and bachelor of landscape architecture programs rank fifth, and its master of landscape […]

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  • January 18, 2006

    Tips for Shopping Online

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shopping from the convenience of your home can save time and, sometimes, money, but it's not without risks, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. In this age of ready information and potential identity theft, consider reserving one credit card strictly for online shopping, Young said. Keep […]

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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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