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News Archive for Family Studies & Human Services

  • April 20, 2015

    Financial planners to offer free advice on May 1

    Financial planning professionals from around Kansas will offer pro bono financial advice to students and the community at Financial Planning Day on Friday, May 1. Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) will be at the K-State Student Union and at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, faculty, staff […]

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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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  • April 8, 2015

    Elaine Johannes

    Research seeks to understand adolescent health needs in Kansas

    Research at Kansas State University examined the health risks pre-teens, teens and young adults experience in Kansas to determine opportunities to improve adolescent health. Many health professionals across the United States are currently concentrating on the increased health needs of baby boomers, an aging population of individuals born in the 1940s through the 1960s. While […]

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  • March 30, 2015

    Balloons mark the gerontology exhibit in 2014.

    Open House, set for April 11, originated as home economics hospitality day

    Open House encompasses all of both the Kansas State University Manhattan campus and the Salina campus. But it all started with the College of Human Ecology. This year's All-University Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, will explore more than 250 majors and options through exhibits, games and activities. The theme is […]

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  • March 23, 2015

    Personal financial planning researchers offer first book combining financial planning, mental health

    Money can be the gold-standard of obstacles to good mental health. It splits families, relationships and nations. Kansas State University researchers have compiled the first textbook that addresses the intersection of financial planning and mental health. The discipline, called financial therapy, integrates the two to promote financial and emotional wellness. Published recently by Springer of […]

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  • March 13, 2015

    Seven faculty receive promotions, tenure

    Faculty members in the College of Human Ecology approved for promotion and tenure were announced this week. Sabbatical leaves were also announced. Promotions and tenure go into effect on June 8. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are Katie Heinrich, kinesiology; D. Elizabeth Kiss, family studies and human services; and Melinda Stafford Markham, family […]

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  • March 9, 2015

    Gayle Doll

    Five professors tapped for highest college awards

    Dean John Buckwalter announced Friday the recipients of the four top faculty awards in the College of Human Ecology. The awardees are: Amber Vennum - Dawley-Scholer Award for Faculty Excellence in Student Development; Gayle Doll - Myers-Alford Teaching Award; Elizabeth Kiss - Faculty Extension Excellence Award; Kevin Roberts – Faculty Research Excellence Award; and Migette […]

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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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  • February 20, 2015

    Michelle Toews

    Michelle Toews named associate dean for research

    Michelle Toews, professor at Texas State University, has been named associate dean for research for the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University by John Buckwalter, dean. Currently she is assistant director for graduate studies and research in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the university in San Marcos. She was named […]

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  • February 18, 2015

    Research suggests advice to women: join the financial conversation

    New research from Kansas State University finds a significant gender gap when it comes to financial capability - a finding that is especially concerning because many women will be the head of a household at some point in their lives. "Financial capability, which is the measure of what people think they know versus what they […]

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