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  • July 19, 2005

    Audio report for radio: Finding money to pay for college

    MANHATTAN -- College can take a big chunk out of anyone's bank account, and it's important for future college students and their families to begin as early as possible to prepare. Joyce Cantrell, instructor in personal financial planning at Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services, has suggestions for those with limited […]

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  • June 28, 2005

    Keep an ear out for language delays in children

    MANHATTAN -- "Baby talk" may be cute for young toddlers, but if your child babbles for too long, there may be a problem. Linda Crowe, associate professor in the communication sciences and disorders program at Kansas State University, has many tips for identifying if your child has a language delay. Language delays can range from […]

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  • June 27, 2005

    Tips for Parents: parent-teacher relationships important to child's success

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Parents' developing a cordial relationship with their child's teacher can enhance the child's educational experience, said Charles A. "Chuck" Smith, Kansas State University Research and Extension child development specialist. "Don't wait for parent-teacher conferences at mid-semester. Schedule time to meet the teacher at the beginning of the school year," said Smith, who […]

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  • May 31, 2005

    Fad diets: good or bad?

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Quick weight loss programs, also known as fad diets, seem to be losing more credibility every day, said Denis Medeiros, head of the department of human nutrition at Kansas State University. Regardless of being healthy, people want to lose weight and look great. For that reason, they search for quick weight loss […]

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  • May 18, 2005

    Recognizing signs of parents' aging can help smooth process

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Adult children often fail to pick up on signs that their parents are aging. Many ignore the obvious, be it gray hair, an occasional lapse in memory or diminishing energy, said a Kansas State University Research and Extension specialist on aging. "Acknowledging that your parents are aging means facing your own mortality," […]

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  • April 28, 2005

    Establishing good credit starts now

    MANHATTAN -- With diploma in hand, many college graduates feel they are set to conquer the world. They often mark their transition into the "real world" with a large purchase such as a car. But those dreams of new wheels may stop short when the salesman checks their credit history. Kansas State University professors Esther […]

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  • April 8, 2005

    Distance education provides learning for many

    MANHATTAN -- Distance education caters to a different learning style than the traditional college classroom. That's why Beth Unger, vice provost for academic services and technology and dean of Continuing Education at Kansas State University, said she thinks the popularity of distance education is growing. It is growing so much; in fact, that Unger said […]

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  • April 6, 2005

    Professor establishes international travel fund for faculty members

    MANHATTAN, KAN. - Esther M. Maddux, Manhattan, Kan., has made a commitment of $50,000 to the Kansas State University Foundation to establish the Esther M. Maddux International Travel Fund. The purpose of this fund is to honor Esther M. Maddux, KSU professor of family studies and human services, and to support international travel for faculty […]

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  • March 31, 2005

    End-of-Life drama prompts interest in options

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Recent news coverage of the Terri Schiavo case has brought a difficult topic - preparing for the loss of health, vitality or quality of life - into the open. Everyday conversations now may include questions about living wills, a durable power of attorney for health care decisions or the differences between the […]

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  • March 3, 2005

    K-State dining centers offer variety, encourage students to make healthy choices

    MANHATTAN -- They've heard the "Freshman 15" rumors. When students arrive at college, they often assume they are going to gain weight from eating at the dining centers. But that is not necessarily true at Kansas State University. While there are food options that may be high in fat and carbohydrates, K-State's dining centers, which […]

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