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  • August 22, 2013

    Well-being not priority for workaholics, doctoral student researcher says

    Working overtime may cost you your health, according to Sarah Asebedo, doctoral student in the College of Human Ecology's personal financial planning and conflict resolution programs. Asebedo, Edina, Minn., conducted a study using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. She and her colleagues -- Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human services […]

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  • August 20, 2013

    Marshall to talk about K-State's local, global food legacy Wednesday

    Jane P. Marshall will talk about early plant explorers and purple pie at the 150th brown bag lunch and lecture series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Flint Hills room at the K-State Student Union. Marshall is the author of "Teatime to Tailgates: 150 Years at the K-State Table," a book about Kansas […]

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  • August 13, 2013

    K-State gets Top 20 rating from business site

    Business Insider, a leading business news and analysis website, has Kansas State University in its list of Top 20 best college campuses in the nation, while another ranking by Forbes magazine rates Manhattan as No. 3 in the nation for best small places for businesses and careers. The magazine credits Kansas State University students for […]

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  • July 31, 2013

    Sherry Haar among her creations.

    University magazine features three Human Ecology projects

    The summer edition of Perspectives, Kansas State University’s research-orientated magazine, features four professors in the College of Human Ecology: Sherry Haar, Briana Nelson Goff, Barbara Anderson and Hyung-Chan Kim. “How does your garden grow?” details Haar’s research into the sustainability aspects of natural plant dyes that could be used around the world in textile design. […]

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  • July 29, 2013

    Briana Nelson Goff

    Nelson Goff conducts workshop at National Down Syndrome Congress

    Briana Nelson Goff, professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University, conducted "The Up-Side of Down Syndrome: A Workshop for New Parents and Parents to Be" at the National Down Syndrome Congress 41st Annual Convention this month in Denver. Joining her were Nicole Springer and Gail Bentley from Texas […]

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  • July 15, 2013

    Justin Hall Addition earns LEED Gold for sustainability

    The building addition to Justin Hall, home of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, has been approved for the prestigious LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U. S. Green Building Council, meeting stringent requirements for positive impact on the environment and the building’s occupants. The 13,000-square-foot expansion, […]

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  • July 12, 2013

    Sonya Britt

    Money woes, relationship lows: Britt's research finds disagreements about money allocation top predictor of divorce

    Even the healthiest relationships include arguments, but the topic of the argument could predict risk of divorce, according to Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human services and program director of the Institute of Personal Financial Planning in the College of Human Ecology. "Arguments about money is by far the top predictor of […]

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  • July 12, 2013

    Charlie Griffin named to state mental health task force

    Charlie L. Griffin, research assistant professor with the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University, has been appointed to the State of Kansas Governor’s Mental Health Task Force, established to re-evaluate the state’s mental health system and determine ways to make it stronger and more effective. Gov. Sam Brownback has asked […]

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  • July 3, 2013

    Dyes, textiles in American flag change from English wool to polyester

    The American flag is a common sight across the country on the Fourth of July, and a Kansas State University textiles expert said just as our country has evolved since 1776, so has Old Glory. According to Barbara Gatewood, professor emeritus of textile science in the university's College of Human Ecology, the American flag has […]

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  • June 28, 2013

    Dean John Buckwalter

    Human Ecology welcomes Dean Buckwalter

    On Monday, July 1, John Buckwalter becomes the 9th dean of the College of Human Ecology's 140-year history. Dean Buckwalter moves to Manhattan from Texas, where he served as associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas Arlington. As associate dean, he developed […]

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