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  • August 25, 2006

    K-Staters, Kansas 4-H'ers attend White House Conference on Kids

    DENVER - Boys who fall behind girls in reading and writing in elementary school can be at greater risk for developing learning disabilities, illiteracy, substance abuse or dropping out of school altogether. Falling behind need not lead to an unproductive life, though, said Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University Research and Extension family studies and human […]

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  • August 24, 2006

    Tips for tailgaters: avoid food safety mistakes

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Don´t let food safety mistakes spoil your tailgating party, said Karen Blakeslee, Kansas State University Research and Extension food scientist. Blakeslee is an avid football fan and experienced tailgater, but on any given game day, she may see fans who risk foodborne illness unnecessarily. "Washing your hands before and after handling food […]

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  • August 4, 2006

    New K-State course focuses on compassion, community action

    MANHATTAN- Devastating events can prompt positive outcomes, said Charles A. "Chuck" Smith, Kansas State University Research and Extension child development specialist and volunteer counselor with the American Red Cross. Smith, who has counseled families displaced by Hurricane Katrina (in Atlanta) and flood victims (from New Hampshire) within the last year, said that such tragedies often […]

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  • August 4, 2006

    K-State offering undergraduate, graduate certificate in conflict resolution

    MANHATTAN -- The need to resolve conflicts peacefully is a hot topic in the world right now. Responding to this need, Kansas State University, through the Division of ontinuing Education, is offering both undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in conflict resolution, giving adult learners the chance to gain valuable workplace and life skills. Along with […]

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  • July 24, 2006

    Tips to trim back-to-school costs

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Back-to-school shopping is, in itself, a teachable moment, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. "Ideally, parents might estimate annual school costs per student, divide by 12 and save that amount each month to cover costs without stressing the family´s late summer budget," Young said. For example: […]

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  • July 19, 2006

    Select group of undergraduates from across U.S. and world conduct summer research at K-State

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is again host to a select group of undergraduates from the United States and international universities, providing them with direct experience at planning and carrying out research. Students chosen to participate in K-State's Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program spend nine weeks at the university working with faculty mentors and with […]

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  • July 18, 2006

    Coping with the heat starts with fluids

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Fluid replacement is key to health any time of the year, but particularly in summer heat and humidity when the body´s cooling system has to work overtime, said Mike Bradshaw, health and safety specialist for Kansas State University Research and Extension. Simply put, dehydration occurs when the body loses fluids faster than […]

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  • May 24, 2006

    K-State expert says new college graduates still have lessons to learn when it comes to handling money

    MANHATTAN - After final exams, new college graduates face an even bigger test - their resolve when it comes to managing money. Joyce Cantrell, an instructor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University, says young people with their first jobs may be relieved to have money finally flowing into their bank accounts. […]

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  • May 11, 2006

    Pathologist says 'baby talk' beneficial to infants and toddlers

    MANHATTAN -- "Baby talk" can help young children develop language skills -- and a lack of this early babble has been linked to general delays in speech development for some children, according to a Kansas State University speech-language pathologist. Engaging in baby talk helps infants and toddlers learn pre-conversational skills, the sound system of language […]

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  • May 10, 2006

    Parents to Children: Home Again?

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the school year winding down, parents of college-age children may be airing out their child's room in anticipation of the child's homecoming. Trouble is, a child who's been living on his own at school is not likely to still view himself as a child, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University […]

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