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  • March 15, 2017

    4-H Military Partnerships Wins Excellence in Engagement Award

    From the Center for Engagement and Community Development announcement: For more than 16 years, Kansas State University has led all other universities for the 4-H Military Partnership. This feat is made possible through the work of Project Director Marlene VerBrugge, research assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. As a result […]

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  • March 9, 2017

    Personal Financial Planning program to host Career Connection event March 10

    The Personal Financial Planning Program in the College of Human Ecology will host a Career Connection event from 9:30-11:45 a.m. Friday, March 10, at the K-State Alumni Center. Fifteen financial planning firms will be in attendance seeking to hire interns and full-time positions in locations across the country. All students are welcome to attend regardless of whether […]

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  • March 3, 2017

    Personal financial planning faculty and student win best paper award

    Stuart Heckman, assistant professor of personal financial planning, and Benjamin Strother, doctoral student, won the Northwestern Mutual Best Paper Award in insurance and risk management at the 2017 Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines Feb. 7-9. Their paper, "The financial impact and duration of disability across the lifespan," explores the effects of […]

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  • January 24, 2017

    Participants needed for infant research study including play session, infant eye tracking

    By Erin Schwant The Infant Language and Learning Lab in the early childhood unit of the School of Family Studies and Human Services seeks participants who are between 19 to 23 weeks — or between 5-6 months — of age, weighed between 5-10 pounds at birth and were born between 37-41 weeks gestation. The purpose […]

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  • December 8, 2016

    Painting Churches: a play about aging and family relationships

    It’s a play about family, relationships, identity and dementia. In Painting Churches, written by Tina Howe, a daughter returns to her childhood home to help her parents pack up and move, while hoping they will come to see her as the artist she has become. The cast is a dynamic trio, including Mary Elizabeth Atwood, […]

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  • December 8, 2016

    The College of Human Ecology recognizes graduating seniors

    The College of Human Ecology will honor its student commencement speaker and 42 graduating seniors at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at an awards ceremony in the K-State Student Union's Flint Hills Room. A reception will precede the presentation at 3:30 p.m. in Room 227, Union. John Buckwalter, dean of the college; Shawna Jordan, assistant […]

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  • December 2, 2016

    Umscheid named as director of professional mentoring program in the College of Human Ecology

    Megan Umscheid joined the College of Human Ecology in November as director of the professional mentoring program and an instructor in the college. She has experience in developing professional mentoring programs through her past work in pre- and post-secondary education settings and community development positions. Within her role as executive director of the Wamego Area […]

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  • November 15, 2016

    The College of Human Ecology recognized by the Office of International Programs

    As part of International Education Week, the College of Human Ecology has been named the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Support for International Initiatives award from K-State's Office of International Programs. The college will receive the award at the International Education Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. The Outstanding Support for […]

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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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  • November 3, 2016

    Kappa Omicron Nu inducts new members

    By Beth Bohn Excellence in scholarship, leadership or research has earned more than 45 Kansas State University students membership in Kappa Omicron Nu, a national human ecology honor society. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is extended to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Human Ecology who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise […]

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