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News Archive for Family Studies & Human Services

  • February 17, 2012


    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

    courtney frantz

    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


    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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  • February 7, 2012


    Telefund: a blue ribbon year (Thank you, donors)

    Students, faculty and staff pitched in to pull in $108,274 during this year's Telefund. Students - at least 233 of them - called alumni and wrote cards to those they couldn't reach by phone. Nearly 40 faculty and staff showed up to assist and support the students. Last year's effort raised just over $100,000. The […]

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  • February 7, 2012


    Marriage therapist says high-conflict couples have work to do before saying 'I do'

    Sandra Stith, a professor of marriage and family therapy, has Valentine's Day advice for couples contemplating commitments and engagement rings: Mix romance with a generous portion of reality. The reality is that relationship problems -- drinking, anger, the need to control, hitting -- don't evaporate when couples become engaged or marry, according to Stith, who […]

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  • January 18, 2012

    FSHS faculty, graduate students contribute to latest issue of the Journal of Financial Therapy

    The newest issue of the Journal of Financial Therapy, published by Family Studies and Human Services faculty members, is now available at http://www.jftonline.org. The journal primarily publishes clinical research that examines the empirical link between personal financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors and personal and family well-being. It is published by the New Prairie Press, which […]

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  • January 11, 2012

    FSHS junior gets grant to study in Botswana

    Rebecca Wieneke, a junior in family studies and human services, has received a $2,000 grant from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program to study in Botswana. She hopes to work in adoption and foster care after graduation. "This scholarship has provided a great opportunity for me to go to Africa where I will be […]

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  • January 10, 2012

    debra burnett

    Oh the irony: For children, some sarcastic comments can be lost in translation

    It turns out irony and sarcasm are completely lost on youth. Yeah, right. Debra Burnett, an assistant professor of family studies and human services, is finding that even though children at the age of 6 may recognize a comment as sarcastic, realizing when the words are meant to soothe or sear in a situation may […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Omicron Nu inducts 61 students

    The K-State chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, a national honor society for human ecology students, has 61 new members. The society recognizes graduate and undergraduate students for outstanding achievements in areas of research, leadership and scholarship. Members are selected based upon demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    Research hopes to prevent obesity by reaching parents, children through day care

    A K-State research group is jumping ahead to improve nutrition and physical activity among young children and prevent childhood obesity. The researchers, led by David Dzewaltowski, professor and kinesiology department head, include Bronwyn Fees, associate professor of family studies and human services, and Richard Rosenkranz, assistant professor of human nutrition. They have developed a program […]

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