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  • April 21, 2017

    McCants OConner HMA award

    McCants and O’Conner bring home the Acorn Award

    Terrie R. McCants, conflict resolution program director and clinical associate professor, and Nancy O'Conner, director of the K-State Family Center Clinic and clinical associate professor, received the Acorn Award from Heartland Mediators Association on April 7. The Acorn Award is presented to honor members of the Heartland Mediators Association who have contributed extensively to the field […]

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  • November 14, 2016

    McCants selected as 2016 International Educator of the Year

    By Mary Pyle Terrie McCants will be recognized as the 2016 International Educator of the Year at the International Education Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 17, at 4 p.m. in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library. The International Educator of the Year award, established in 2003 by the provost’s office, is presented annually to a […]

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  • October 11, 2016

    K-State’s marriage and family therapy program ranks sixth in the nation

    MANHATTAN — The marriage and family therapy program at Kansas State University has earned a high national recognition for its reputation among students, faculty and associates in the field. The program, which is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology, is ranked sixth in the nation […]

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  • September 1, 2016

    Children with autism spectrum disorder needed for research study beginning Sept. 14

    K-State researchers seek participants ages 3-6 and diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The children and their parents are invited to participate in a four-week social group in which they will engage in a variety of activities to support language skills and social interactions, including crafts, fine motor activities and gross motor activities. The lighting conditions […]

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  • June 15, 2016

    Across the globe, elder abuse is top-of-mind June 15

    By Katie Allen According to the United Nations, which recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, about 4 to 6 percent of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. This maltreatment may not only lead to serious physical injuries, but it can also cause long-term psychological consequences. Additionally, the U.N. reports that […]

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  • May 11, 2016

    Human Ecology recognizes 21 outstanding seniors at celebration Friday, May 13

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our student commencement speaker and 21 graduating seniors this Friday, May 13, at an awards ceremony in the Kansas State Student Union. Dean John Buckwalter, Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan and Assistant Dean Karen Pence will recognize the outstanding seniors, bestow honor cords and honor program completion […]

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  • April 18, 2016

    Participants needed for infant eye tracking research study

    The Infant Language and Learning Lab within the early childhood unit of the School of Family Studies and Human Services is seeking participants who are between 11 to 13 weeks of age, weighed between 5.5 and 10 lbs at birth and were born between 36 and 40 weeks gestation. The purpose of the study is […]

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  • March 9, 2016

    Kansas State University graduate researcher finds integrated approach critical to teen health

    As rural communities struggle to obtain access to health services, a Kansas State University student is researching how medical, dental, social work and mental health providers can collaborate to meet the needs of teens. Bryant Miller, master's student in marriage and family therapy, Goessel, said an integrative approach is critical in addressing hot topics for […]

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  • March 4, 2016

    Kansas State University's Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution for students, professionals

    A first-time certificate-earning institute being offered at Kansas State University this summer is designed to meet the growing need in the workplace for individuals with conflict resolution abilities. Kansas State University's Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution will be offered June 6-July 29 on the Manhattan campus through the School of Family Studies and Human Services […]

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  • January 26, 2016

    Amber Vennum

    Amber Vennum successful in obtaining crowdfunding for research project

    Amber Vennum, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy in the College of Human Ecology, submitted a project toExperiment.com, a crowdfunding site that urges people to “support science you care about” and “help fund the next wave of scientific research,” in December 2015. The site gives researchers 30 days to raise funds. Vennum just found […]

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