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  • December 23, 2015

    Faculty researchers share five guidelines for happy, healthy 2016

    Even in a world filled with fears and frets, you have some control over your health and happiness. College of Human Ecology researchers offer advice to help you survive and thrive in 2016. Be romantic Jared Durtschi has one word for people who want to build a stronger romantic relationship: sacrifice. In our culture, it […]

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  • December 7, 2015

    Amber Vennum

    Amber Vennum first at K-State to try crowdfunding research

    Amber Vennum is the first faculty member at Kansas State University to try to fund research through crowdfunding, a method that raises many small amounts of money from a large number of people via the Internet. Funds will support and grow WOWW, Working on What Works, a classroom intervention technique that uses a solution-focused approach […]

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  • September 3, 2015

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    Parra-Cardona to present second Jurich social justice lecture on Sept. 17

    Ruben Parra-Cardona, whose research focuses on mental health services to underserved Latino/a populations, will present the second Jurich Lecture on Social Justice at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, on the Kansas State University campus. Parra-Cardona will speak on "Building Bridges of Social Justice: Embracing prevention research to support Latino/a communities in the U.S. and Mexico." […]

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  • April 18, 2015

    How to raise a healthy child

    Through research, scholarship, teaching and outreach, the faculty in the College of Human Ecology continually seek ways to nurture healthy children and families. This series of six stories, written by communications director Jane P. Marshall, explores ways to raise a healthy child who will grow into a competent, capable adult. First you make eye contact […]

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  • February 25, 2015

    Dorthy Stucky Halley

    Human trafficking in Kansas to be topic of first Jurich Lecture on Social Justice

    Dorthy Stucky Halley, an authority on domestic violence dynamics and batterers, will present the first Tony Jurich Lecture on Social Justice at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 12, on the K-State campus. Halley, LMSW, is director of the Victim Services Division of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. She will talk on “Different Motives for […]

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  • December 4, 2014

    State-approved mediator Nancy O'Conner, director of the university's Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, coaches students, clockwise from top, Sarah Baxter, senior in sociology; Karla Quick, nondegree-seeking graduate student; Elizabeth Harner, senior in agribusiness; and Ka'Juan Moore, junior in sociology.

    New FSHS project helps students become state-approved mediators, develop conflict resolution skills

    As part of a new conflict resolution program, students at Kansas State University are becoming eligible for state approval as mediators and are helping families and Kansas communities. The College of Human Ecology's School of Family Studies and Human Services has started offering opportunities to assist students in becoming state-approved mediators by working on real […]

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  • May 13, 2014

    University distinguished professor Sandra Stith

    Stith named university distinguished professor

    Sandra Stith, an internationally known expert on understanding and treating intimate partner violence, has been named a university distinguished professor, a lifetime title and the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty members. Stith, Virginia Mowrey McAninch professor of family studies and human services, directs the marriage and family therapy program in the College […]

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  • May 6, 2014

    Dottie Durband

    Durband named director of FSHS

    Dorothy (Dottie) Bagwell Durband, founding chair of the Department of Community, Family and Addiction Services in the College of Human Services at Texas Tech University, has been named director of the School of  Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology, made the announcement saying, […]

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  • January 28, 2013

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    Stith named fellow of National Council on Family Relations

    Sandra M. Stith, director of the marriage and family therapy program at Kansas State University, has been awarded fellow status by the National Council on Family Relations. An internationally recognized expert on family violence and the treatment of intimate partner violence, she holds the Vera Mowrey McAninch Endowed Professorship in the School of Family Studies […]

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  • June 13, 2012

    jared durtschi

    Durtschi advises first-time dads on joy, coping

    The transition to fatherhood can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, journeys for dads today. "Having a child is more of everything," said Jared Durtschi, an assistant professor of marriage and family therapy who studies the transition to parenthood among married couples. "It is more happiness. It is more joy and more laughter. […]

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