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  • April 18, 2012

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    Family and consumer sciences teachers in demand, shortages predicted

    On his way to becoming a high school family and consumer sciences teacher, Nolan Henderson was a stand-up comedian. After six years on the road, he returned to Kansas State University and graduated in 2011, one of the first men to get a family and consumer sciences degree. Henderson is part of the changing face […]

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  • April 18, 2012

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    FSHS grad to lead College of Education

    A graduate of the College of Human Ecology will be the next dean of the College of Education. Debbie Mercer, a professor and the college's associate dean for teacher education, will begin her role as dean July 1. She succeeds Michael Holen, who will begin phased retirement at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. […]

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  • April 17, 2012

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    Panel, reading to explore Art of War

    (The Collegian covered the event. Read story here.) Art of the War – a panel, exhibit and reading – will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in Kansas State University’s Hale Library, Hemisphere Room (501). John Musgrave will read from his book “Notes to the Man Who Shot Me: Vietnam War Poems" […]

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  • March 26, 2012

    50 students tapped for Kappa Omicron Nu honor society

    Fifty students have been selected for membership into K-State’s Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society. They are 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 and have a minimum grade point average of at least […]

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  • March 6, 2012

    Grad students to present research Thursday

    Students from Human Ecology will present poster abstracts at the 17th annual K-State Research Forum Thursday, March 8, on topics ranging from heirloom techniques using local natural dyes to rural community youth. The event at the K-State Student Union is sponsored by the Graduate Student Council. Graduate students, their presentation topics and departments are: • […]

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  • February 29, 2012

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    Stone House earns reaccreditation

    Making snow is not a typical child's activity, but Kansas State University's Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center is not a typical child care facility. Lessons in critical thinking and problem solving are just one of many reasons for Stone House's recent reaccreditation, along with a dedication to early education. Composed of six classrooms […]

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  • February 20, 2012

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    Research finds that rekindling a romance often extinguishes a couple's happiness

    Instead of renewing romance with an ex, it may be better to move on to the next. Amber Vennum, assistant professor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University, is studying couples in cyclical relationships -- the term used for a couple who breaks up and then gets back together. She is looking […]

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  • February 17, 2012

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    Hot off the presses

    The latest issue of Focus, the annual college magazine for alumni and friends, is off the presses and being mailed this week. The 24-page publication features Jeannie Sneed, new head of the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and the new Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs. Other headliners are: […]

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  • February 15, 2012

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    FSHS junior Frantz nominated for Truman

    K-State has nominated Courtney Frantz, junior in family studies and human services with a minor in nonprofit leadership, for the 2012 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Frantz is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and the founder of Wildcat Buddies. The service organization partners adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with K-State students to further […]

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  • February 9, 2012

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    Students on China study tour learn to appreciate, understand cultural differences in early childhood education

    The test was in the chicken feet and students passed with honor, according to Bronwyn Fees, associate professor in family studies and human services who lead the study tour to examine early childhood development and education in Southern China in January. While food was not the purpose of the study tour, Fees said that it […]

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