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News Archive for Family Studies & Human Services

  • December 12, 2012

    Phi Kappa Phi initiates 19 Human Ecology students

    Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, has initiated 150 new members from K-State. Those in the College of Human Ecology are:  Kelly Buckley, master's student in early childhood education; Sara Gasser, junior in interior design; Lexi Peterson, junior in communication sciences and disorders; Kelli Voelker, junior in family […]

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  • December 12, 2012

    Don't rain on the Santa Claus parade

    When it comes to Santa Claus, Jared Durtschi, assistant professor in marriage and family therapy, a says let children believe in the jolly old elf as long as they want. There is no particular age when a child should stop believing in Santa, and that children will often come to realize the truth gradually as […]

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  • December 12, 2012

    Three faculty awarded academic excellence funds

    Provost April Mason has announced awards from the academic excellence fund from the offices of the president and provost. Twenty-six – including three from the College of Human Ecology - of the 61 submitted proposals received funding. They are: Barbara Anderson, apparel, textiles and interior design, to purchase instructional equipment; Briana Nelson Goff, Institute for […]

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  • December 7, 2012

    Colleges announces Fall 2012 Outstanding Seniors

    The College of Human Ecology has named recipients of the Outstanding Senior Awards for the fall graduating class. Here are the award winners and their programs: Carolina Holden has been named outstanding senior in apparel design. An active member of the Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance, she placed third in the K-State Project Runway competition […]

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  • December 7, 2012

    11 graduate with academic honors

    Eleven students will graduate with honors from the College of Human Ecology Dec. 8 in McCain Auditorium. Three students are graduating summa cum laude with a cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or higher during their academic career at K-State. They are Rachel Louise Breneman, dietetics; Ryan Jon Gardner, family studies and human services; and […]

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  • November 19, 2012

    Researchers develop health guide for Hispanic populations

    A collaborative guidebook involving Kansas State University researchers is helping individuals, families and communities improve the health of Hispanic populations. Recent studies have shown that Hispanic populations living in the U.S. have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, and lower rates of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption, compared with Caucasians. The higher rates […]

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  • November 16, 2012

    Kappa Omicron Nu taps 48 for membership

    Research, leadership and scholarship excellence has earned nearly 50 Kansas State University students membership in a national human ecology honor society. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is extended to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students must have completed 45 semester hours […]

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  • November 14, 2012

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    University, military recognize nearly 150 years of education, culture, and honor

    When the Morrill Act of 1862 established land-grant institutions, it also ensured that universities like Kansas State University would have a long-standing relationship with the military. Daryl Youngman, associate professor at K-State Libraries, said the land-grant act mandated some sort of military training. Before the university's ROTC program was established in 1916, the nation's War […]

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  • November 14, 2012

    Three tapped for international study scholarships

    Three College of Human Ecology students have been selected to receive scholarships for international study. They are: Lacey Smith, sophomore in hotel and restaurant management, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; Hilary Burton, junior in family studies and human services, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for Mexico; and Margaret Vinson, junior in […]

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  • November 14, 2012

    MFT grad student earns spot at research summit

    Marcie Lechtenberg, Ph.D. candidate in marriage and family therapy, was one of nine K-State students selected to present their research at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit Feb. 14 in Topeka. Her topic was “Assessing the Adolescent Experience of Mindfulness.” Her major professor is Sandra M. Stith. The 2012 Research and the State competition was sponsored […]

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