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  • September 25, 2013

    Dwinton, Jonathan J.

    Human Ecology honors outstanding alumni, 'friend of college'

    A young dietitian who works with overweight children, a leading national advocate for quality child care and a marriage and family therapist who created a new business model are among the Kansas State University alumni to be honored Oct. 25 by the College of Human Ecology. The seven honorees were selected for their outstanding contributions […]

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  • September 13, 2013

    Wiles' research points to importance of reading with children

    Research has found that reading with young children and engaging them can make a positive impact on the child’s future and their family. Bradford Wiles, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology and extension specialist in early childhood development, has focused his research around building resilience in vulnerable families. His current research is focused […]

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  • September 11, 2013

    Personal Financial Planning team advances to national competition

    Once again, the student team from the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University advances to the national Financial Planning Challenge in Orlando, Fla., in October. Sam Honey, Rashelle West and Jamie Engelken (right) were selected because of a financial plan they submitted to the Financial Planning Association which, along with the Certified Financial […]

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  • September 9, 2013

    It was all happening at the fair

    Despite record-breaking heat, hundreds of state fair goers signed the College of Human Ecology Birthday Banner at K-State Day on Sunday, September 8. Becca Dale, left, adviser with  Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and Neely Michaelis and Katie Lierz, early childhood education majors, were three of the  faculty and student volunteers at the college display. Among […]

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  • August 28, 2013

    fees 280 deep

    Fees, Musch named interim associate deans

    Bronwyn Fees and Tim Musch have been named interim associate deans in the College of Human Ecology, Dean John Buckwalter announced today. Fees: Academic Affairs Fees, associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, will be interim associate dean for academic affairs. She will coordinate efforts related to graduation, student success, retention […]

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  • August 22, 2013

    Well-being not priority for workaholics, doctoral student researcher says

    Working overtime may cost you your health, according to Sarah Asebedo, doctoral student in the College of Human Ecology's personal financial planning and conflict resolution programs. Asebedo, Edina, Minn., conducted a study using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. She and her colleagues -- Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human services […]

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  • August 13, 2013

    K-State gets Top 20 rating from business site

    Business Insider, a leading business news and analysis website, has Kansas State University in its list of Top 20 best college campuses in the nation, while another ranking by Forbes magazine rates Manhattan as No. 3 in the nation for best small places for businesses and careers. The magazine credits Kansas State University students for […]

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  • July 31, 2013

    Sherry Haar among her creations.

    University magazine features three Human Ecology projects

    The summer edition of Perspectives, Kansas State University’s research-orientated magazine, features four professors in the College of Human Ecology: Sherry Haar, Briana Nelson Goff, Barbara Anderson and Hyung-Chan Kim. “How does your garden grow?” details Haar’s research into the sustainability aspects of natural plant dyes that could be used around the world in textile design. […]

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  • July 29, 2013

    Briana Nelson Goff

    Nelson Goff conducts workshop at National Down Syndrome Congress

    Briana Nelson Goff, professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University, conducted "The Up-Side of Down Syndrome: A Workshop for New Parents and Parents to Be" at the National Down Syndrome Congress 41st Annual Convention this month in Denver. Joining her were Nicole Springer and Gail Bentley from Texas […]

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  • July 12, 2013

    Sonya Britt

    Money woes, relationship lows: Britt's research finds disagreements about money allocation top predictor of divorce

    Even the healthiest relationships include arguments, but the topic of the argument could predict risk of divorce, according to Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human services and program director of the Institute of Personal Financial Planning in the College of Human Ecology. "Arguments about money is by far the top predictor of […]

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