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  • May 11, 2016

    Human Ecology recognizes 21 outstanding seniors at celebration Friday, May 13

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our student commencement speaker and 21 graduating seniors this Friday, May 13, at an awards ceremony in the Kansas State Student Union. Dean John Buckwalter, Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan and Assistant Dean Karen Pence will recognize the outstanding seniors, bestow honor cords and honor program completion […]

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  • May 4, 2016

    'Creative and caring approach' earns Ronald Sages Faculty Excellence Award

    Ronald Sages, assistant professor in personal financial planning, was recently awarded the Faculty Excellence Award through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA). As the award recipient, Sages was nominated for his contribution to teaching the capstone on Case Studies for graduate students within the School of Family Studies and Human Services. […]

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  • April 19, 2016

    The Financial Planning Association names K-State professor and doctoral student recipients of the 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award

    Martin Seay, assistant professor of personal financial planning in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, and Sarah Asebedo, assistant professor of practice in financial planning at Virginia Tech and K-State doctoral student in the personal financial planning program, will accept their 2016 Montgomery-Warschauer Award in September at the Financial Planning Association Annual […]

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  • October 27, 2015

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    Personal Financial Planning now stand-alone Ph.D. degree

    Students may now earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in personal financial planning. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the designation in October. Previously degrees were in human ecology with a specialization in personal financial planning. Currently the program, part of the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has 42 doctoral students. We believe […]

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  • October 5, 2015

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    Heckman earns top research award at financial planning conference

    Stu Heckman, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, received the Best Applied Research Award last week at the Financial Planning Association national conference in Boston. His research presentation was Financial Catastrophes Due to Disability: Which Households Are Most at Risk? Only 9 academic presentations were accepted for the conference; four of them were […]

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  • September 29, 2015

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    PFP student team are national champs!

    The Kansas State University personal financial planning student team won the national 2015 Financial Planning Challenge at finals in Boston this weekend. Team members are Mariah Bausch, Cole Foster and Hannah Rice, all seniors. The team's advisor is Ann Coulson, CFP®, assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human […]

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  • July 17, 2015

    Personal financial planning student team advances to national competition

    The personal financial planning student team has advanced to the finals in the 2015 Financial Planning Challenge. The competition includes only eight teams nationwide and will be Sept. 24-28 in Boston. Team members are Mariah Bausch, Cole Foster and Hannah Rice, all seniors. The team's adviser is Ann Coulson, assistant professor in the School of […]

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  • May 11, 2015

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    Spring clean your financial clutter; check your financial pulse, Robb recommends

    Spring is a good time to assess your financial health and get rid of some of the clutter, said Cliff Robb, associate professor of personal financial planning in the College of Human Ecology. Discarding unnecessary documents such as old utility bills is one way to clean up your finances, but there are other "cleaning" practices […]

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  • April 20, 2015

    Financial planners to offer free advice on May 1

    Financial planning professionals from around Kansas will offer pro bono financial advice to students and the community at Financial Planning Day on Friday, May 1. Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) will be at the K-State Student Union and at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, faculty, staff […]

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  • March 23, 2015

    Personal financial planning researchers offer first book combining financial planning, mental health

    Money can be the gold-standard of obstacles to good mental health. It splits families, relationships and nations. Kansas State University researchers have compiled the first textbook that addresses the intersection of financial planning and mental health. The discipline, called financial therapy, integrates the two to promote financial and emotional wellness. Published recently by Springer of […]

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