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News Archive for Family Studies & Human Services

  • September 26, 2017

    Mitzi Lauderdale awarded grant from Social Security Administration

    Mitzi Lauderdale, doctoral student in personal financial planning, has been awarded a grant from The Social Security Administration’s Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. Lauderdale’s project, titled Work transitions among Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients nearing retirement: Employer accommodations, private insurance, and individuals with […]

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  • September 14, 2017

    Jurich Lecture on Social Justice to be held Sept 15 in Wildcat Chamber

    The Couple and Family Therapy Program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, is pleased to welcome Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD,LMFT to campus Friday, Sept 15 for the annual Jurich Lecture Series. Knudson-Martin will present Power in Relationships: Why it Matters-Bridging Social Context, Emotion and Couple Interaction at 2:30 p.m. […]

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  • September 12, 2017

    College of Human Ecology welcomes new staff

    The College of Human Ecology would like to welcome the newest members of our faculty and staff. In the Dean’s Office, Austin Anderson was hired as the Professional Mentoring Program Coordinator. The School of Family Studies and Human Services welcomed Renee Fehr, assistant professor; Anthony Ferraro, assistant professor; Marcie Lechtenberg, director of the Family Center […]

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  • September 12, 2017

    Human development and family science offers peer mentor program

    The human development and family science (HDFS) undergraduate program, located within the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology, has initiated a peer mentoring program for the 2017-18 academic year. HDFS seniors Jaci Kolm (Pratt, KS), Lara Hoss (Salina, KS), Mallory Wilhite (Shawnee, KS) and Kaylee Seyferth (Garden City, […]

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  • September 5, 2017

    Applied Family Science Graduate Program Now Available in the College of Human Ecology

    The School of Family Studies and Human Services announces that graduate students will be able to seek master's and doctoral degrees with a specialization in applied family science beginning fall 2017. The master's degree is a Master of Science in family studies and human services with a specialization in applied family science. The doctoral program […]

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  • August 29, 2017

    Personal Financial Planning Senior Receives TD Ameritrade Scholarship

    Nolan Keim, senior in personal financial planning, was awarded one of 12 NextGen RIA Scholarships from TD Ameritrade. The NextGen RIA (Registered Investment Advisors) Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is awarded to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in personal financial planning. “Winning this scholarship has given me great confidence going forward, which will help […]

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  • August 24, 2017

    Jurich Lecture on Social Justice to be held Sept. 15

    The Couple and Family Therapy Program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, is pleased to welcome Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD,LMFT to campus Friday, Sept 15 for the annual Jurich Lecture Series. Knudson-Martin will present Power in Relationships: Why it Matters-Bridging Social Context, Emotion and Couple Interaction at 2:30 p.m. […]

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  • August 22, 2017

    Programs in Human Ecology Receive Name Changes

    The School of Family Studies and Human Services announces two name changes for two degree paths. The degree name for the B.S. degree program in Family Studies and Human Services is now called Human Development and Family Science (HDFS). The name change reflects national naming trends in the discipline and will provide students with a […]

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  • July 27, 2017

    David Thompson

    Thompson win second Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award

    Teaching associate professor David E. Thompson, School of Family Studies and Human Services, was recently selected as the recipient of the Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award from the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education (K-ACTE), which is a collaborative organization comprising of KAAE, KBOA, KATFACS, KCCTEA, KIEA, and KNRS. Thompson also received this […]

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  • July 20, 2017

    Johannes, Toews and Vennum receive grant to implement sexual risk avoidance program

    In October 2016 the College of Human Ecology received a grant to develop, implement, and evaluate the #RELATIONSHIPGOALS (#RG) program, a sexual risk avoidance education program, to teach 7th and 9th grade students from a local school district how to refrain from non-marital sexual activity while promoting behavioral health, as well as social and emotional […]

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