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News Archive for Family Studies & Human Services

  • March 29, 2013

    Students earn research forum honors

    Several Human Ecology students were winners at the 2013 K-State Research Forum March 27. Erin Monfort-Nelson, master's student in apparel, textiles and interior design, received second place in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education Oral Presentation division. Patricia Barros-Gomes, doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, received second place in Social Sciences, Humanities and Education […]

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  • March 18, 2013

    Kaup, Baptist on programs for free Parkinson's Education Conference in Justin Hall April 13

    A neurologist who specializes in movement disorders and two Human Ecology faculty members will be among the speakers at the 2013 Parkinson's Education Conference at Kansas State University on Saturday, April 13. The free, annual event, to be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Justin Hall, is aimed at people with Parkinson's, caregivers, family […]

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  • February 27, 2013

    A habit called vocal fry can stymie professional image

    The use of one vocal habit could put some college students at a disadvantage when it comes to presenting a professional image,  according to Linda Hoag, professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Human Ecology. Vocal fry -- also known as glottal fry or the pulse register -- is one of the […]

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  • February 20, 2013

    Haar promoted to full professor, four earn tenure

    Seventy-one Kansas State University faculty members are receiving promotions in rank, while 43 faculty members are earning tenure. In Human Ecology, Sherry Haar, apparel, textiles and interior design, has earned promotion to full professor. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are: Jared Anderson, family studies and human services; Kristy Archuleta, family studies and human […]

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  • February 19, 2013

    Speech, Hearing Center helps children with auditory processing disorder

    Several Human Ecology faculty members are helping children with auditory processing disorder receive better treatment. Debra Burnett, assistant professor of family studies and human services and a licensed speech-language pathologist, started the Enhancing Auditory Responses to Speech Stimuli, or EARSS, program. The Kansas State University Speech and Hearing Center offers the program, which uses evidence-based […]

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  • February 15, 2013

    Two finalists named for Human Ecology dean position

    Two finalists have been identified for the position of dean in the College of Human Ecology. They are Michael Delp, professor and chair in the department of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, and John Buckwalter, associate dean of research and graduate studies at the University of Texas-Arlington. The schedule of candidates […]

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  • February 14, 2013

    Celebrating Human Ecology Past and Present

    Students, win fame and scholarships in Human Ecology film contest

    Human Ecology announces a student film competition to celebrate Kansas State University's 150th birthday. Prizes include $500 scholarships and moments of fame. Students may enter as individuals or teams in two categories: Human Ecology Past (1862 to 2010) or Human Ecology Present (after 2010). Individual filmmakers must be enrolled in the college; teams must be […]

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  • February 6, 2013

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    Gayle Doll named gerontology fellow

    Gayle Doll, assistant professor and director of the Center on Aging at Kansas State University, has been selected as a fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The honor recognized outstanding leadership in gerontology and geriatric education. The criteria are stringent, according to Janet C. Frank, president of the organization which is the […]

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  • February 4, 2013

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    2013 Alumni Fellow: Dr. Elizabeth combines nurture, education in work with families of very sick children

    Patients’ families and colleagues call her Dr. Elizabeth. They also call her a solace, an angel, an anchor. Elizabeth Purcell-Keith, medical family therapist and crisis intervention specialist at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, supports, educates and comforts families whose children face life-threatening medical issues. She is the College of Human Ecology’s alumni fellow for […]

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  • January 28, 2013

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    Stith named fellow of National Council on Family Relations

    Sandra M. Stith, director of the marriage and family therapy program at Kansas State University, has been awarded fellow status by the National Council on Family Relations. An internationally recognized expert on family violence and the treatment of intimate partner violence, she holds the Vera Mowrey McAninch Endowed Professorship in the School of Family Studies […]

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