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  • July 29, 2005

    Tips for parents--divorce, separation not excuse for abandoning child

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Divorce or separation can be painful, but shouldn't be a reason to ignore - or abandon - a child, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. Children typically are more likely to flourish when they have the support of both parents, she said. "Setting aside anger […]

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  • July 19, 2005

    Audio report for radio: Finding money to pay for college

    MANHATTAN -- College can take a big chunk out of anyone's bank account, and it's important for future college students and their families to begin as early as possible to prepare. Joyce Cantrell, instructor in personal financial planning at Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services, has suggestions for those with limited […]

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  • July 15, 2005

    Scholarship Awarded

    WESTMORELAND, Kan. - A Kansas State University Research and Extension agent in Pottawatomie County - Angela Abts - has been selected to receive a $1,000 professional development scholarship. K-State's College of Human Ecology chose Abts for the award. Abts, who is working toward a master's degree in youth development at K-State, also serves in the […]

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  • June 28, 2005

    Keep an ear out for language delays in children

    MANHATTAN -- "Baby talk" may be cute for young toddlers, but if your child babbles for too long, there may be a problem. Linda Crowe, associate professor in the communication sciences and disorders program at Kansas State University, has many tips for identifying if your child has a language delay. Language delays can range from […]

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  • June 27, 2005

    Tips for Parents: parent-teacher relationships important to child's success

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Parents' developing a cordial relationship with their child's teacher can enhance the child's educational experience, said Charles A. "Chuck" Smith, Kansas State University Research and Extension child development specialist. "Don't wait for parent-teacher conferences at mid-semester. Schedule time to meet the teacher at the beginning of the school year," said Smith, who […]

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  • May 19, 2005

    K-State College of Human Ecology selects new ambassadors

    MANHATTAN -- The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University has chosen 10 new ambassadors for 2005-2006. They join six continuing ambassadors. Ambassadors promote the College of Human Ecology to alumni, friends and current and prospective students at College of Human Ecology and K-State events. New ambassadors and their positions are listed alphabetically by […]

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  • May 18, 2005

    Recognizing signs of parents' aging can help smooth process

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Adult children often fail to pick up on signs that their parents are aging. Many ignore the obvious, be it gray hair, an occasional lapse in memory or diminishing energy, said a Kansas State University Research and Extension specialist on aging. "Acknowledging that your parents are aging means facing your own mortality," […]

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  • May 4, 2005

    K-State Human Ecology honors program inducts new members

    MANHATTAN -- Thirty-one students have joined Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology honors program this spring. Current students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the program. Students participating in the program must maintain that grade point average and successfully complete two semesters of service-learning research, teaching, extension […]

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  • May 4, 2005

    New Members initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron

    MANHATTAN -- The Kansas State University chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in family and consumer sciences, initiated eight new members this spring. Phi Upsilon Omicron recognizes achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. "We are proud to recognize outstanding students with membership into Phi Upsilon Omicron," said Karen Pence, assistant dean of […]

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  • April 29, 2005

    Kappa Omicron Nu inducts spring initiates

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu honor society initiated 39 new members this spring. Kappa Omicron Nu is a national honor society for human ecology students. The honor society is designed to recognize leadership, research and scholarship. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join the honor society in recognition of […]

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