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  • June 27, 2012


    Advice from Fees, Garcia: How to mix children and fireworks safely

    Firework displays are a popular way to celebrate the Fourth of July, but they also can be scary to some youngsters -- and dangerous to their little ears. Bronwyn Fees, associate professor of early childhood education at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, says it's common for very young children through preschool age to […]

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  • June 18, 2012

    Positive adult, community involvement keep teens from trouble, Johannes says

    Everywhere you look there are troublemaking teenagers with nothing better to do this summer than cruise around town in packs. That's a statement that makes Elaine Johannes, associate professor of family studies and human services, roll her eyes in response. "Adults often don't get it; it is the teenager's job to push the envelope," Johannes […]

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  • June 13, 2012

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    Durtschi advises first-time dads on joy, coping

    The transition to fatherhood can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, journeys for dads today. "Having a child is more of everything," said Jared Durtschi, an assistant professor of marriage and family therapy who studies the transition to parenthood among married couples. "It is more happiness. It is more joy and more laughter. […]

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  • June 11, 2012

    Nontraditional student honor society inducts 18

    Academic excellence has earned 18 Human Ecology students membership to Pinnacle Honor Society, the nontraditional student honor society that has chapters in almost every state . An induction ceremony took place at the Division of Continuing Education's Honors and Awards Reception May 1 in the K-State Alumni Center. Inductees from the College of Human Ecology […]

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  • May 17, 2012

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    Johannes named national Afterschool Champion, gets picture on Wheaties box

    Elaine Johannes, associate professor in family studies and human services, has been named an Afterschool Champion for her contributions to the professional development of youth workers across Kansas, the nation and the globe. The Afterschool Alliance named eight state champions from around the country. They were honored at the “Breakfast of Champions,” a gala recent […]

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  • May 16, 2012

    At home and away: University research outreach benefit soldiers in the field and their families at home

    In the College of Human Ecology, researchers often combine military research with result-oriented programs that help soldiers and their families all around the world. "Military tactics are one of the pillars the land-grant philosophy was based on," said Ron Trewyn, vice president for research at K-State. "This fact gives us a greater appreciation of the […]

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  • May 11, 2012

    College names 15 Outstanding Seniors

    The College of Human Ecology named 15 Outstanding Seniors at the college’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus. The students and their programs are: • Joanna Howard - apparel marketing. Joanna plans to move to New York City to start a career […]

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  • May 11, 2012

    Students earn graduation honors

    At the college graduate honors and student awards celebration Friday, May 11, students will receive summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude cords to wear at graduation the following day. Those earning summa cum laude honors graduate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or higher during their academic career grade at […]

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  • May 9, 2012

    CHE research grantees named

    Four research projects have been awarded funds from the College of Human Ecology, Dean Virginia Moxley announced this week. Those receiving grants and their projects are:  Joyce Baptist and Elaine Johannes, both in family studies and human services, for “Military Children: Resilience in the Face of Parental Military Deployment.” Jared Durtschi, family studies and human […]

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  • May 3, 2012

    Four earn promotions, tenure

    Four Human Ecology faculty members earned promotion and tenure this year. Promoted to full professor are Delores Chambers, human nutrition, and Weiqun "George" Wang, human nutrition. Earning tenure and promotion to associate professor are: Joyce Baptist, family studies and human services, and Chihyung Ok, hospitality management and dietetics. Throughout the university, 22 faculty members were […]

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