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  • March 3, 2005

    Eating healthy means change in lifestyle, not just a quick fix

    MANHATTAN -- As the "Freshman 15" weighs on many students' minds, some cope with making healthy choices by turning to fad diets. "It's a real common thing. When students move out of their home and come here, their mother isn't putting the food on the table anymore," said Sheryl Powell, director of Kansas State University's […]

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  • March 2, 2005

    Use tax refund to boost financial health

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - A tax refund can spark a spending spree, but refund dollars should not be considered free money or a gift, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management specialist. "Your refund dollars have been earned, taxed and provided by you to the government as a no-interest loan," said […]

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  • February 10, 2005

    Staying healthy, keeping New Years resolutions can be achieved

    MANHATTAN -- Shoulda, woulda, coulda. Does this now describe your New Year's resolution? It doesn't have to, according to kinesiology and nutrition professors at Kansas State University. As the new year rolls around, many people find themselves making resolutions to lose those extra pounds. Throughout the month of January, gyms are packed with people who […]

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  • February 8, 2005

    Professor to lead state disaster mental health plan

    MANHATTAN -- When disaster strikes, a Kansas State University professor may be there to help. Briana Nelson Goff, associate professor of family studies and human services, has been named project coordinator for the Kansas All Hazards Behavioral Health Preparedness Response and Recovery plan. The one-year contract is through the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation […]

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  • February 7, 2005

    Use Cues to Improve Relationships

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Borrowing an idea from a stage or television crew may help improve relationships. Listening for cues and picking up on the clues they offer can help couples - or anyone else, for that matter - nurture their relationships, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. "Missing […]

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  • February 3, 2005

    Technology company gives software to KSU apparel, textile and interior design department

    Lectra USA Inc., Marietta, Ga., has made an in-kind gift of apparel and textile industry-specific software valued at $1.36 million to the Kansas State University Foundation for use by the Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design (ATID) in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. The Lectra software package provides a variety […]

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  • January 28, 2005

    Kids' Weight Problems a Shared Responsibility

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - A United States Department of Agriculture report indicates that 12 percent of Kansas' children age five and under are overweight. Seventeen percent of all children in the state are considered overweight. Kansas' statistics place the state slightly above national averages, said Sandy Procter, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition educator. "There […]

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  • January 27, 2005

    Report finds most of K-State's 2003-04 bachelor's graduates found jobs

    MANHATTAN -- Most students who leave Kansas State University with bachelor's degrees are successfully moving on in their professional endeavors, according to a report by K-State's career and employment services. The report, Post-Graduation Statistics 2003-04, is based on responses to surveys taken by 80 percent of K-State's 3,503 bachelor's degree recipients who graduated during the […]

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  • January 27, 2005

    K-State's Beach Museum of Art fosters early childhood education

    MANHATTAN -- Learning about art at a young age may help children grasp other educational concepts more easily, according to Kathrine Schlageck of the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University. That is why the museum offers art classes for children, ages 2 to 6. Schlageck said children can learn skills for math (rhythm, […]

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