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News Archive for Family Studies & Human Services

  • November 25, 2008

    FSHS's one-of-a-kind financial therapy clinic to open in January

    Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning will soon open what is thought to be the first clinic to offer financial therapy: the blending of financial counseling with marriage and family therapy to help individuals, couples and families struggling both financially and emotionally. The clinic, to open in late January 2009, will be on […]

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  • November 21, 2008


    Student writes about her bone marrow transplant, earns top media reward

    Rachael, 22, a senior in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, received a bone marrow transplant on Oct. 6, 2006. Rules kept her and her donor from meeting: no personal contact, not even an exchange of names, for one year. Last November, Rachael, her parents Llinos and Bruce Leisy of Leawood, Ks., and […]

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  • November 18, 2008

    How to lower financial stress

    Financial problems are often a family problem and parents need to manage stress so they do not transfer their anxiety onto their children, according to experts at Kansas State University. John Grable and Kristy Archuleta of K-State's Personal Financial Planning Institute say it is important for parents to not pass along their stress about financial […]

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  • November 18, 2008

    Financial planning team helps families cope in hard times

    When the economy gets rough, family life gets rougher. Economic stress causes individual and family stress, triggering depression, blame games, anger and sometimes violence, according to Kristy Archuleta, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology's School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. Archuleta, a licensed marriage and family therapist, also […]

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  • November 12, 2008

    FSHS sets K-State extramural funding record with $17 million plus

    The School of Family Studies and Human Services set a record this year for the most competitive award dollars ever received by a department at Kansas State University. According to Bill Meredith, professor and director of the school within the College of Human Ecology, FSHS received almost $18 for the fiscal year 2008. Most of […]

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  • October 31, 2008

    Meredith to step down as FSHS leader

    Bill Meredith will end his service as director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services effective July 1, 2009, and begin phased retirement. Meredith joined K-State in 1999. His research focus has been in the area of family relationships in Asian cultures. During his 10-year tenure, the school: received nearly $18 million in […]

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  • October 14, 2008

    Interior design, communication sciences lauded for assessing student learning

    Two programs in the College of Human Ecology will be recognized this month for their ventures in evaluating student learning - the interior design and communication sciences and disorders. Evaluation is essential to improving teaching and enhancing student learning at the university. "We consistently works to ensure that students are learning what they need to […]

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  • October 10, 2008

    Update: Faculty members earn grants, awards

    Johannes award two grants for youth projects; Military Kids team honored Elaine Johannes has been awarded a $134,000 USDA renewal grant to continue work with the community-based teens and adult partners to lead community health promotion. The 5-year project is part of the CYFAR (Children, Youth and Families At-Risk) funding. Johannes is also co-PI for […]

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  • September 30, 2008

    Sellers, Brosdahl get Big 12 fellowships

    Deb Sellers, assistant professor in FSHS, and Deb Brosdahl, associate professor in ATID, have received Big 12 Faculty Fellowships for 2008-2009. Brosdahl will work with researchers from the University of Missouri and Iowa State to develop international connections that will lead to improved international education of apparel and textile undergraduates. Students need to develop a […]

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  • June 4, 2008

    K-State youth expert says when helping young people deal with cyberbullying, adults should think of themselves as guests in the technological world

    MANHATTAN -- Among children who grow up with gadgets, many of their parents are still trying to catch up. That's why a Kansas State University youth expert says parents need to keep their status as technology immigrants in mind when helping their children -- the technology natives -- deal with issues like cyberbullying. "I always […]

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