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  • September 5, 2005

    Preliminary study by K-State professor finds war can be hard on relationships of military couples

    MANHATTAN -- Serving in combat can affect the relationship satisfaction of military couples, according to preliminary results of a study by a Kansas State University professor. Briana Nelson Goff, associate professor of marriage and family therapy in K-State's School of Family Studies and Human Services, has conducted surveys and interviews during the last year with […]

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  • August 31, 2005

    Former K-State extension specialist makes gifts to biology and human nutrition

    MANHATTAN KAN. - Mary P. Clarke Barkley, Fort Worth, Texas, has made a commitment of $100,000 to the Kansas State University Foundation to establish the Dr. T.M. (Ted) Barkley Botany Excellence Fund in memory of her late husband, an internationally known botanist and former K-State professor, and to establish the Dr. Mary Clarke Barkley Nutrition […]

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  • August 26, 2005

    Kansas State University to dedicate new facility for speech and hearing center

    MANHATTAN -- After many years of planning, fund raising and construction, he Kansas State University College of Human Ecology is dedicating the new K-State Speech and Hearing Center at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The public is invited. The Center is housed in the newly named Campus Creek Complex, located north of Justin Hall. The […]

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  • August 4, 2005

    Relationships: choose words that work

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Choosing the right words at the right time can mean the difference between cooperation and conflict, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. "Communication is key to the success of any relationship - as well as a skill that almost anyone can improve upon," said Olsen, […]

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  • August 3, 2005

    Nebraska student conducts research on dietary fats

    MANHATTAN -- A Lincoln, Neb., student spent the summer conducting food science and nutrition research as part of a summer undergraduate research program at Kansas State University. Kelly Kurtzer, daughter of Greg and Shelley Kurtzer, is a senior studying chemistry at Concordia University in Seward. She is one of 14 students selected for the nine-week […]

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  • August 2, 2005

    Money management strategies can reduce stress for students

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - College students who are juggling classes, homework, school activities and a social life often end up working at low-paying jobs just to make ends meet. Yet, even students who are counting their pennies can use money management strategies to reduce financial stresses. People who have a limited amount of money often can […]

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  • August 1, 2005

    Tips for parents: balance school, family time

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Fielding remarks such as "What do you mean, Jack's not joining the team?" need not prompt a parental guilt trip. Although school and community activities are many, reclaiming family time can strengthen the family as a unit and add value to family life and any extras parents and children may choose, said […]

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  • July 29, 2005

    Tips for parents--divorce, separation not excuse for abandoning child

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Divorce or separation can be painful, but shouldn't be a reason to ignore - or abandon - a child, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. Children typically are more likely to flourish when they have the support of both parents, she said. "Setting aside anger […]

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  • July 27, 2005

    K-State expert says male fashion trends are changing

    MANHATTAN -- Gone are the days when women spent more time than men getting ready. More and more, men are taking over the bathroom. The reason? According to a Kansas State University expert, there is a general trend in the apparel industry, as well as in health care and personal care products, that men are […]

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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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