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News Archive for Family Studies & Human Services

  • 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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  • November 5, 2014

    Colin Noble

    Colin Noble to speak at December commencement

    Colin Noble, president and chief executive officer of Noble Hospitality, will be the speaker at College of Human Ecology commencement ceremonies Dec. 13 when 219 students receive undergraduate degrees. Commencement will be at 2:30 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Based in Kansas City, Noble’s company manages more than 100 hotels in 19 states throughout the United […]

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  • October 9, 2014

    College welcomes record 3,093 students

    Both Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology broke enrollment records this fall. The college recorded 3,093 graduate and undergraduate students, up from 2,856 in 2013. As of Sept. 20, 24,776 students make up the largest enrollment in the university's 151-year history. The Manhattan campus has 185 more students than it did last […]

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  • September 29, 2014

    MFT student Cafferky receives graduate student award for research

    A marriage and family therapy doctoral student was one of three receiving the 2014 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards. Bryan Cafferky, doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, was awarded $2,500. The award recognizes students who have shown outstanding achievement in scholarship through publications and other accomplishments appropriate for his or her academic field. […]

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  • September 1, 2014

    Fair time: come visit Human Ecology at K-State Day Sept. 7

    Purple pride will be on full display at the 2014 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on K-State Day, Sunday, Sept. 7. Kansas State University will be recognized as the fair's official sponsor for the day. The College of Human Ecology will take part in special outdoor exhibits near the stage by Lake Talbott and be […]

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  • August 28, 2014

    Sonya Britt

    In face of growing student debt, college researchers call for financial education for university students

    As student debt load grows — it has doubled since 2007 — most universities aren't offering sufficient financial education programs to help students understand this financial burden, according to a new report whose authors include two Kansas State University professors. "Financial issues are one of the top reasons, if not the No. 1 reason, that […]

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  • August 20, 2014

    K-State Speech and Hearing Center partners with Scottish Rite Masons

    The Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center, which offers clinical training for graduate students in communication sciences and disorders, has been designated a Kansas RiteCare Clinic. At the induction ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Scottish Rite Masons will present the center with a $20,000 check to provide evaluation and treatment […]

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  • August 18, 2014

    Elaine Johannes

    Johannes receives Stowe Award for adolescent health plan work

    Elaine Johannes, associate professor and Extension specialist, has been granted the 2014 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Award to work with the Kansas Adolescent Health State Plan. Johannes, whose primary work is in youth development with the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, will travel to Washington, D.C., to […]

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  • August 5, 2014

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    Pamela Erickson to lead professional mentoring initiative

    Pamela S. Erickson will join the College of Human Ecology Aug. 18 as director of a mentoring initiative that will pair students with professionals to help students build successful careers. Erickson currently is director of academic advising at Washburn University, Topeka, where she also teaches a required orientation class for freshmen. “Pamela brings experience to […]

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  • July 28, 2014

    Mariah Bausch, center, joins other scholarship winners on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    PFP junior awarded $5,000 scholarship, tours New York Stock Exchange

    Mariah Bausch, a junior in personal financial planning, received a $5,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Financial Planning Scholarship at ceremonies this week in New York where she and nine other scholarship winners were guests at the New York Stock Exchange. Bausch is co-president of the student chapter of the Financial Planning Association at K-State. TD […]

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