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  • May 28, 2008

    K-State specialist offers tips to keep happy couples . . . happy

    Released: May 23, 2008 MANHATTAN, Kan. - Couples typically radiate happiness on their wedding day, but not all will have a happy ever after, a Kansas State University specialist said. "Patterns in relationships get real after marriage," said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, a K-State Research and Extension family systems specialist. Would-be spouses often are on their […]

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  • May 22, 2008

    Laundry tips can save time, money

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Checking the condition of clothing before tossing it in the laundry basket may save time - and money, said Deb Brosdahl, associate professor of apparel, textiles and interior design in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. Not all clothing needs to be washed after each wearing, said Broshdahl, who […]

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  • May 13, 2008

    'Trash talking' K-State instructor teaches ways businesses can be green and profitable

    MANHATTAN -- David Olds talks trash to his students: paper and Styrofoam clog landfills, ozone-damaging refrigerants injure air quality, sprinkling systems decimate water resources. Olds, a graduate teaching assistant, teaches Environmental Issues II for the department of hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology. His students are future […]

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  • April 29, 2008

    Family therapy with suicidal adolescents topic of new book by K-State professor

    MANHATTAN -- Tony Jurich knows how precarious life can be, especially for an adolescent. The professor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University tells this story: A young man came into his office, brought by terrified parents who heard the teen muttering about killing himself. Suicidal adolescents often occupy the worn black […]

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  • April 15, 2008

    K-State team headed to National Collegiate Financial Planning Championship

    MANHATTAN -- For the ninth consecutive year, students in the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology will represent K-State at the National Collegiate Financial Planning Championship. The competition, sponsored by Amerprise Financial Inc. and the Financial Planning Association, is April 24-26 in Minneapolis, Minn. Financial planning teams from the college's School of Family Studies […]

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  • April 14, 2008

    K-State at Salina to offer general option bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Human Services

    SALINA -- Kansas State University at Salina will offer a general option bachelor's degree in family studies and human services beginning in fall 2008. The degree program, offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in K-State's College of Human Ecology, will provide students with a strong foundation of course work in human […]

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  • April 10, 2008

    College of Human Ecology honors two faculty members

    MANHATTAN -- The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University is recognizing two of its faculty members for excellence. The college has named Paula Peters, assistant director of family and consumer sciences and an associate professor of human nutrition, the recipient of its Faculty Extension Excellence Award for her development of a nutrition education […]

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  • April 10, 2008

    Gayle Doll named Director of K-State's Center on Aging

    MANHATTAN -- Gayle Appel Doll has been an elementary art teacher, a YMCA fitness leader, a professional quilter and a Kansas State University Research and Extension project manager. But, when she trained to teach an older adult exercise class, she found her niche. She became a gerontologist. Doll, who has been promoted to assistant professor, […]

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  • April 7, 2008

    Manhattan Arts Center exhibition includes mantles from K-State historic costume and textile museum's permanent collection

    MANHATTAN -- Some of the exotic robes vibrate in action-packed rugged reds and startling blacks. Others, in calm pastels, signify peace, well-being and maturity. Each intricately crafted creation is more message than wearable art. Each, according to artist Anita Luvera Mayer, symbolizes an aspect of women's lives. "They honor who we are and who we […]

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  • April 4, 2008

    K-State designates three new University Distinguished Professors

    MANHATTAN -- Three Kansas State University professors have been selected as the university's newest university distinguished professors, a lifetime title that represents the highest honor K-State can bestow on its faculty. The 2008 university distinguished professors are Edgar Chambers IV, director of the Sensory Analysis Center and professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior; T.G. […]

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