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  • February 12, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Questions may spare heartache, reduce risks of divorce

    MANHATTAN, Kansas - Couples who focus on romance without allowing time to assess their life together, may be setting themselves - and their marriage - up for failure, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. Allowing time to get to know each other - a courtship of at least […]

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  • January 29, 2007

    K-State Specialist: "Baby boomers will change attitudes about aging..."

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the first of the baby boomers turning 61, attitudes about aging are likely to change, said Deb Sellers, Kansas State University Research and Extension specialist on adult development and aging. Baby boomers are typically defined as those born from 1946 to 1964, she said. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that, in […]

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  • January 25, 2007

    K-State specialist suggests asking children to teach technology

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Parents who watch their children manage technology easily may want to take a lesson or two from them, said Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University Research and Extension specialist in adolescent development. Learning how to send - and receive - a text message via a cell phone can ease communication between parents and […]

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  • January 25, 2007

    Don't be fooled by instant loan refund hype

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Instant tax-refund loan businesses are becoming increasingly popular. People who want their refund immediately sometimes go to such businesses to get it the quickest way they possibly can. These so-called instant tax refunds are highly promoted as "quick loans" to get access to taxpayers´ money, said Carol Young, family financial management specialist […]

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  • January 23, 2007

    Communities and state to benefit from engagement grants from K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development

    MANHATTAN -- A state-wide effort to promote healthy Kansans, along with community projects at Fort Riley, Garden City and Kansas City, Kan., are the four initial projects funded by Kansas State University's Center for Engagement and Community Development. Center director David Procter announced the following will be funded: Fort Riley: "Engaging the Military Student Community […]

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  • January 19, 2007

    K-State architecture, design programs rank highly in new survey

    MANHATTAN -- Architecture, landscape architecture and interior architecture and interior design programs at Kansas State University again rank highly in a national survey designed to help current and future students plan their educational paths. K-State's master of landscape architecture program ranks second, its bachelor of landscape architecture program ranks third, its bachelor of interior architecture […]

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  • January 10, 2007

    K-State students lending a hand to put on all-University open house

    MANHATTAN -- Students are behind an effort to showcase Kansas State University at the All-University Open House. The event, which offers an up-close look at K-State's academic offerings and campus life, along with food, games and entertainment, will be Saturday, April 14. Students serving on the All-University Open House Coordinating Council are helping colleges organize […]

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  • January 8, 2007

    Successfully advertising to older consumers means finding models who look like them, K-State professor says

    MANHATTAN -- Apparel advertisers should include older, more mature-looking models in advertising aimed at older female consumers if they want to be more effective, according to research by Kansas State University's Joy Kozar. "Currently, the older population is underrepresented in the fashion media and is currently underserved by the apparel industry," said Kozar, an assistant […]

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  • December 21, 2006

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    Virginia Moxley selected as K-State's Dean of Human Ecology

    MANHATTAN --Following an extensive national search, Virginia Moxley, of Council Grove, has been named dean of Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology. Moxley had been interim dean since January 2006. Previously she had been senior associate dean for scholarship and research in the college. Provost M. Duane Nellis said, "Dr. Moxley has done an […]

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  • November 29, 2006

    Opportunities to meet the Dean of Human Ecology candidates

    Manhattan -- The search for a new Dean of Human Ecology has been narrowed to three candidates. Input from faculty, staff and students is greatly valued in the selection process. Please make a note of the following sessions, dates and times and plan to attend! Monday, December 4 Dr. Shirley Baugher, Dean Emeritus and Professor, […]

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