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  • February 16, 2015

    Playing video games: The difference between development and disaster

    Recent studies have shown that video gaming has surpassed watching television as teens' favorite activity to defeat boredom, but this trade-off could have harmful consequences. There is a national concern about the addiction to video games, especially among the young adults, said Elaine Johannes, associate professor in family studies and human services in the College […]

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  • February 13, 2015

    Winning team: Cole Foster, Mariah Bausch and Andy Rao.

    PFP student team takes home second place win in national competition

    A team of three personal financial planning students earned second place in the national Industry Issues competition recently. Students are Mariah Bausch, junior; Andy Rao, graduate student; and Cole Foster, junior. They earned $3,000 in scholarship money for the K-State program. Their coaches were Stuart Heckman and Martin Seay, assistant professors, School of Family Studies […]

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  • February 5, 2015

    Institute to evaluate Marine couples program

    The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families has received a grant to evaluate an educational workshop designed to help Marine couples with reintegration following deployment. The program, Marine Corps Mobilization and Deployment, Reintegration: Strong Marine Couples, targets couples 45 to 60 days following a Marine’s return from deployment. The institute, part of […]

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  • February 3, 2015

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs

    Bronwyn Fees named associate dean for academic affairs

    Bronwyn Fees, associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has named associate dean for academic affairs, announced John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, today. “Dr. Fees brings outstanding credentials as a teacher, a researcher, a collaborator, an innovator and a leader to the position […]

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  • February 2, 2015

    Powercat Financial Counseling marks 5 years of service to students

    Powercat Financial Counseling is celebrating its five-year anniversary of providing free financial education to Kansas State University students. It started as a student learning and outreach center in the personal financial planning program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology. Since opening its doors in fall 2009, it has […]

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  • January 15, 2015

    Charlotte Shoup Olsen

    Charlotte Olsen receives national extension career impact award

    Charlotte Shoup Olsen has received the 2014 Career Impact Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The award honors state family life and human development specialists who have made significant contributions to Cooperative Extension program development, delivery and evaluation. She is a professor and extension specialist in family systems, […]

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  • December 17, 2014

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs

    Don't confuse more gifts for children with more love, Fees advises

    The best gift parents can give their children for Christmas may be helping them understand less can be more, according to Bronwyn Fees, an associate professor of family studies and human services in the College of Human Ecology who specializes in child development and early education. Her advice on what gifts are best to give […]

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  • December 12, 2014

    Rebecca Sombatchareum

    FSHS distance student earns top essay award

    Rebecca Sombatchareun, Pleasanton, describes herself as a mom, a daughter and a K-Stater with a passion for helping families. A nontraditional Kansas State University student, Sombatchareun is an example of the sandwich generation. She graduates Saturday with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services, all while balancing education with her duties as a […]

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  • December 11, 2014

    Richard L. D. Morse, author of more than 110 professional publications

    Human ecology professor's legacy lives on through Consumer Movement Archives

    Washington Post Writers Group columnist Jane Bryant Quinn once wrote, "On the Washington Mall, savers should erect a statue to Richard L. D. Morse, professor emeritus of Kansas State University." Morse endeavored to protect consumer rights for more than 50 years. Thanks to the Consumer Movement Archives (CMA) Research Award, a new generation of scholars […]

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  • December 8, 2014

    College congratulates outstanding graduating seniors, academic honors students

    The College of Human Ecology will honor 10 graduating seniors and 23 graduating with honors at ceremonies Friday, Dec. 12, on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Every semester, each academic program may name an outstanding senior based on academic achievements and contributions to the program, the university and the community. Dean John Buckwalter […]

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