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  • October 15, 2007

    K-State researcher receives award for contributions to rural mental health

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Charlie L. Griffin has received the Victor I. Howery Memorial Award given each year by the National Association for Rural Mental Health to an individual who has made contributions to the rural mental health field. Griffin, a research assistant professor of family studies and human services in K-State's College of […]

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  • October 12, 2007

    K-State names Carol Shanklin Interim Dean of Graduate School

    MANHATTAN -- Carol Shanklin, a veteran administrator and educator in food service and dietetics at Kansas State University, has been named interim dean of the Graduate School. Since August she has been the school's acting dean; before that she served as associate dean. "The Graduate School is fortunate in having an administrator of Dr. Shanklin's […]

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  • October 11, 2007

    Tip Sheet: K-State's School of Family Studies and Human Services offers variety of projects, research and aid to military families

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services is on "active duty" with the U.S. military through $13 million in research and projects this year alone to help military families. "This came out of priority setting," said Bill Meredith, director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services. "A few […]

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  • September 20, 2007

    K-State professors creating documentary about national guard families

    MANHATTAN -- Sometimes watching the video footage brings tears to Chuck Smith's eyes. Smith, a Kansas State University professor and Extension specialist in family studies and human services, has been working on "On Our Behalf," a documentary about National Guard families, which he began in August with Ron Frank, professor and TV unit coordinator for […]

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  • September 13, 2007

    K-State domestic violence expert looks at dating violence among high school, college students

    MANHATTAN -- A startling number of high school and college students - both female and male -- are being battered, sexually abused or stalked by their dates, according to a Kansas State University professor. "Approximately 30 percent of college students have been in relationships that involve physical aggression. Even more have been in relationships that […]

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  • September 7, 2007

    Tips for Tailgaters

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Pre-game parties add fun to fall activities, but skipping critical food safety steps can put family and friends at risk, said Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University Research and Extension food scientist. If restrooms are in short supply, take a thermos of hot water, hand soap and paper towels; soapy washcloths in a […]

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  • September 4, 2007

    Fort Riley presents K-State Division of Continuing Education with certificate of appreciation for seminars

    MANHATTAN -- Fort Riley management employees recently presented Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education with a certificate of appreciation for offering a series of seminars on leadership and change management to Fort Riley civilian employees. The Division of Continuing Education worked with Fort Riley staff and K-State faculty to plan and develop the Fort […]

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  • August 29, 2007

    Human Ecology student wins Humanics Academic Award

    MANHATTAN -- Outstanding academic performance, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to careers in the nonprofit sector have earned five Kansas State University students awards from American Humanics. The students are Kylie Zibell, senior in family life and community services, Holton, $1,000 American Humanics Academic Award; Danielle English, senior in public relations, Courtney Graham, senior in […]

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  • August 21, 2007

    Tips for parents: Trim back-to-school stress

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Your child´s class schedule isn´t likely to list "Stress," but it´s there, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. A new school year typically includes advancement to the next grade and a new class schedule. For many, it also may include a new teacher, new building, […]

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  • August 20, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Limit kids' activities

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Back-to-school days are a good time to re-think kids´ schedules - and yours, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. A new school year typically offers new opportunities, but in an effort to give children a variety of experiences, parents and children may find themselves stressed […]

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