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  • September 6, 2012

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    Countdown to Dedication: Celebration kicks off Thursday evening

    First Day of School 2012 Four coeds stood in a line, a cell phone held at arm’s length. They were taking a picture to commemorate “the first day of their last year” together as students at K-State. Their location was apropos. It was the first day of the first year of school for colorful windowed […]

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  • August 20, 2012

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    College to honor six alumni for contributions to their professions

    The College of Human Ecology will honor six alumni Thursday, Sept. 6, at a dinner in their honor in Justin Hall on the Kansas State University campus. Scott Rice Office Works will receive the Partner Award. The annual event pays tribute to alumni who have made significant professional contributions to their fields. “We are recognizing […]

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  • August 20, 2012

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    Dean Moxley to step down in 2013

    Virginia Moxley has announced that she will retire as dean of the College of Human Ecology in June 2013. Moxley has been dean since 2006. She will be on phased retirement for a year during which she will work with the Institute for Academic Alliances which she co-founded in 2004. “It has been my privilege […]

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  • August 9, 2012

    Markham's study finds factors that can shape divorced mothers' co-parenting experiences

    The type of relationship a woman has with her ex-partner is a factor in how the couple shares custody of children, according to a Kansas State University expert on postdivorce and co-parenting relationships. In a study of divorced or separated mothers sharing physical custody of their children with their former partners, Mindy Markham, assistant professor […]

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  • July 26, 2012

    Aug. 7 event to honor personal financial planning program, students, alumni

    Kevin R. Keller, chief executive officer of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards Inc. in Washington, D.C., will keynote A Wildcat Night: Celebrating K-State Personal Financial Planning Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the K-State Alumni Center. Awards will be announced for Young Achiever, Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Award, Friend of Personal Financial Planning […]

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  • July 25, 2012

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    Center on Aging creates guide for program at nursing home to benefit children, residents

    A Kansas State University researcher and writing team are developing ways for nursing home residents and elementary school students to learn in a shared setting: an intergenerational classroom. Stephanie Gfeller, research assistant and instructor with the College of Human Ecology's Center on Aging, has recently published a guidebook -- "Uniting Wonder With Wisdom: An Intergenerational […]

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  • July 20, 2012

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    Smit named fellow of speech-language-hearing association

    Ann Bosma Smit, professor in communication science and disorders, has been elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It is the organization’s the highest form of recognition of professional achievements. Smit is author or coauthor of major studies establishing norms of acquisition of speech sounds and author a resource book for clinicians on speech […]

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  • July 19, 2012

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    McCants attends conflict resolution school at University of Ulster

    Terrie R. McCants attended the 13th annual International Conflict Resolution Centre at the University of Ulster (INCORE) Summer School in Northern Ireland recently. The invitation-only school provides a structured learning opportunity to analyze the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and peace building. Representatives from 55 different countries participated. Prof. John Hume, Nobel […]

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  • June 28, 2012

    PFP PhD students study, present research in South Korea

    The first cohort of Personal Financial Planning Ph.D. students at Kansas State University spent a week in Seoul, South Korea, this spring, presenting their research and collaborating with graduate students at Ewha Woman’s University. The trip was part of their Ph.D. program that requires one summer session abroad to examine global markets and how financial […]

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  • June 27, 2012

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    Advice from Fees, Garcia: How to mix children and fireworks safely

    Firework displays are a popular way to celebrate the Fourth of July, but they also can be scary to some youngsters -- and dangerous to their little ears. Bronwyn Fees, associate professor of early childhood education at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, says it's common for very young children through preschool age to […]

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