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  • January 24, 2006

    Tips Trim Cost of Vehicle

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Purchasing a vehicle can require a loan, but shoppers who look for the lowest price may save more if they are willing to do a little homework first, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management specialist. "Check your credit rating before shopping for a new - or […]

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  • January 19, 2006

    Survey Says K-State Has Four Architecture Programs and One Design Program in Nation's Top 10

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's architecture and design programs again are among the top 10 in the country, according to a recent nationwide survey of professionals. Both K-State's bachelor of interior architecture and interior design programs rank fourth, its bachelor of architecture and bachelor of landscape architecture programs rank fifth, and its master of landscape […]

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  • January 18, 2006

    Tips for Shopping Online

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shopping from the convenience of your home can save time and, sometimes, money, but it's not without risks, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. In this age of ready information and potential identity theft, consider reserving one credit card strictly for online shopping, Young said. Keep […]

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  • January 17, 2006

    K-State's Human Ecology Honors Program Gains New Members

    MANHATTAN -- Nine new members have joined the College of Human Ecology Honors Program at Kansas State University. Students who are incoming freshmen with excellent ACT scores or continuing students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are invited to join the program. Members are eligible to take honors courses offered at K-State and are […]

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  • January 3, 2006

    Kansas Saves: Tame Credit Card Spending

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shopping with a credit card can speed resolution if a product or service doesn't live up to advertised claims, but using credit successfully typically requires self-discipline, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management specialist. "If paying with a credit card, shoppers may spend more than if paying […]

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  • December 22, 2005

    Virginia Moxley to lead College of Human Ecology as interim dean

    MANHATTAN -- Virginia Moxley, senior associate dean for scholarship and research in Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, has been tapped by Provost M. Duane Nellis to serve as interim dean during a national search to fill the vacancy. An eight-member search committee screened applications and recommended two finalists to the provost. "Dr. Moxley […]

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  • December 20, 2005

    Fat necessary in diet - food pro offers commonsense approach, 10 tips

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Food labels are changing and consumers can benefit. In 2006, nutrition fact labels on food are required to identify the presence of trans fats, said Sandy Procter, Kansas State University Research and Extension nutrition educator. The requirement has prompted some manufacturers to re-formulate foods to eliminate the troublesome trans fats - many […]

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  • December 15, 2005

    Growing number of older population in U.S. makes gerontology makes increasingly important major

    MANHATTAN - Between 2000 and 2030, the older population - people age 65 and older - in the United States will more than double from 35 million to 71.5 million, with the oldest of the older population - people over age 85 - as the fastest growing segment, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. With […]

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  • December 14, 2005

    Mind traditions, parents' mindset when meeting significant other's

    MANHATTAN -- Meeting your boyfriend's or girlfriend's family for the first time can be marked with trepidation, especially if that benchmark moment in a relationship comes during the holiday season. But keep a few things in mind, and meeting the people who could become your in-laws won't be so bad, says Tony Jurich, Kansas State […]

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  • December 12, 2005

    Tips Help Beat Holiday Blahs

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Holiday expectations seldom match picture-perfect get-togethers often portrayed in make-believe relationships on television, in the movies or advertisements for products and services. "That doesn't have to mean a thumbs-down holiday season," said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. Few families go through life without experiencing the […]

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