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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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  • April 28, 2005

    Establishing good credit starts now

    MANHATTAN -- With diploma in hand, many college graduates feel they are set to conquer the world. They often mark their transition into the "real world" with a large purchase such as a car. But those dreams of new wheels may stop short when the salesman checks their credit history. Kansas State University professors Esther […]

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  • April 21, 2005

    K-State financial planning team takes first at national competition

    MANHATTAN - Armed with a laptop computer and their knowledge of financial planning, Kansas State University's financial planning team beat out all other teams in the nation at the American Express Collegiate Financial Planning Competition, April 13-16, in Minneapolis. This marks the third time K-State has won the national championship -which brings $10,000 in scholarship […]

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  • April 6, 2005

    Professor establishes international travel fund for faculty members

    MANHATTAN, KAN. - Esther M. Maddux, Manhattan, Kan., has made a commitment of $50,000 to the Kansas State University Foundation to establish the Esther M. Maddux International Travel Fund. The purpose of this fund is to honor Esther M. Maddux, KSU professor of family studies and human services, and to support international travel for faculty […]

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  • March 31, 2005

    End-of-Life drama prompts interest in options

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Recent news coverage of the Terri Schiavo case has brought a difficult topic - preparing for the loss of health, vitality or quality of life - into the open. Everyday conversations now may include questions about living wills, a durable power of attorney for health care decisions or the differences between the […]

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  • March 2, 2005

    Use tax refund to boost financial health

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - A tax refund can spark a spending spree, but refund dollars should not be considered free money or a gift, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management specialist. "Your refund dollars have been earned, taxed and provided by you to the government as a no-interest loan," said […]

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  • February 8, 2005

    Professor to lead state disaster mental health plan

    MANHATTAN -- When disaster strikes, a Kansas State University professor may be there to help. Briana Nelson Goff, associate professor of family studies and human services, has been named project coordinator for the Kansas All Hazards Behavioral Health Preparedness Response and Recovery plan. The one-year contract is through the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation […]

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  • February 7, 2005

    Use Cues to Improve Relationships

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Borrowing an idea from a stage or television crew may help improve relationships. Listening for cues and picking up on the clues they offer can help couples - or anyone else, for that matter - nurture their relationships, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. "Missing […]

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