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  • October 3, 2017

    October is Exercise is Medicine- On Campus Month

    The Department of Kinesiology and the Kinesiology Student Association (KSA) will be bringing the global health initiative, Exercise Is Medicine- On Campus (EIMOC), to K-State in October. Exercise is Medicine- On Campus is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health. Earlier […]

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  • September 28, 2017

    Koochel selected as 2017 AFCPE Outstanding Symposium Poster Award Winner

    Emily Koochel, doctoral student in applied family science, was selected as the 2017 Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education’s (AFCPE) Outstanding Symposium Poster Award Winner for her proposal titled Financial Transparency Scale Development. To increase the capacity to study the role of finances in the marital relationship, Koochel developed the Financial Transparency Scale (FTS) […]

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  • September 26, 2017

    Mitzi Lauderdale awarded grant from Social Security Administration

    Mitzi Lauderdale, doctoral student in personal financial planning, has been awarded a grant from The Social Security Administration’s Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. Lauderdale’s project, titled Work transitions among Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients nearing retirement: Employer accommodations, private insurance, and individuals with […]

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  • September 21, 2017

    Corey Miller gains experience with National Institute of Health fellowship

    Corey Miller, current graduate student in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health, had the opportunity to travel to Bethesda, Maryland for the summer and participated in the student intern program (SIP) working with Dr. Susan Persky in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of […]

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  • September 19, 2017

    Maggie Syme (front row, far right) receiving her award.

    Gerontology professor wins Early Career Achievement Award

    Maggie Syme, assistant professor of gerontology, was recently awarded the Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association’s Office for Early Career Psychology during their annual convention in August. This award was based on her research presentation as well as her contribution to the American Psychological Association (APA) as an early career psychologist. The […]

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  • September 14, 2017

    Watkins named a James Beard Foundation National Scholar

    Tracee Watkins, doctoral student in human ecology, was recently awarded one of the culinary world’s top scholarship honors. Watkins was named a 2017 James Beard Foundation National Scholar for her work in food safety and child nutrition programs. The JBF National Scholars Program, now in its second year, awards scholarships of up to $20,000 to […]

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  • September 14, 2017

    Jurich Lecture on Social Justice to be held Sept 15 in Wildcat Chamber

    The Couple and Family Therapy Program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, is pleased to welcome Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD,LMFT to campus Friday, Sept 15 for the annual Jurich Lecture Series. Knudson-Martin will present Power in Relationships: Why it Matters-Bridging Social Context, Emotion and Couple Interaction at 2:30 p.m. […]

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  • September 12, 2017

    College of Human Ecology welcomes new staff

    The College of Human Ecology would like to welcome the newest members of our faculty and staff. In the Dean’s Office, Austin Anderson was hired as the Professional Mentoring Program Coordinator. The School of Family Studies and Human Services welcomed Renee Fehr, assistant professor; Anthony Ferraro, assistant professor; Marcie Lechtenberg, director of the Family Center […]

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  • September 12, 2017

    Human development and family science offers peer mentor program

    The human development and family science (HDFS) undergraduate program, located within the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology, has initiated a peer mentoring program for the 2017-18 academic year. HDFS seniors Jaci Kolm (Pratt, KS), Lara Hoss (Salina, KS), Mallory Wilhite (Shawnee, KS) and Kaylee Seyferth (Garden City, […]

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  • September 7, 2017

    Jordan wins first Hulsing Mentoring Award for the College of Human Ecology

    Shawna Jordan, assistant dean for student support, was awarded the Hulsing  Excellence in Student Mentoring Award for the 2017-2018 school year during the Fall Forum for the College of Human Ecology in August. Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises, endowed the Hulsing Excellence in Student Mentoring Award as he wanted to honor faculty […]

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