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  • July 8, 2009

    K-State Working on Exchange Programs With China

    Kansas State University's Bill Meredith, special assistant to the provost and past director of K-State's School of Family Studies and Human Services, is working to increase the number of exchange programs between K-State and China.

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  • June 15, 2009

    Kristy Archuleta

    Talking marriage? Talk money first

    Couples should have a talk about an important issue that will affect their future before exchanging their "I do's," according to Kristy Archuleta of Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning Clinic. "Couples need to talk about money before getting married," Archuleta said. "If you are already married, start talking now. Many couples know […]

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  • May 13, 2009

    Amber Ziegler

    Amber Ziegler researches grocery shopping decisions in older adults

    Amber Ziegler, senior in family studies and human services, has been accompanying older adults on their grocery shopping trips to learn more about their shopping habits and decisions. Her research will add information to a neglected subject area. Ziegler is working with Mary Meck Higgins, associate professor of human nutrition, on a pilot study researching […]

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  • April 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    HOP'N Home project earns $125,000 grant Bronwyn Fees, family studies and human services; Sara Rosenkranz, human nutrition; and Tanis Hastmann, human nutrition, are among those who received a grant of $125,716 from the United Methodist Health Foundation. They will conduct a study entitled, "Promoting Media Literacy in Parents and Young Children to Provide healthy Opportunities […]

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  • April 29, 2009

    Center on Aging establishes classroom at Meadowlark Hills

    Students who are learning about aging take classes and do research in a most appropriate place -- a local retirement community. Because of the community's commitment to the university, K-Staters now have their own classroom at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. "This allows students at K-State and all across Kansas to come to Meadowlark […]

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  • April 22, 2009

    FSHS Salina to gather professionals

    At a panel discussion April 30 at K-State at Salina, five professionals from the community will share experience and expertise in the areas of adolescents and mentoring, early childhood education, personal and family finance, community-based educational programs, and caring for the aging. The panel discussion, open to the public, will be at 6 p.m. in […]

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  • April 22, 2009

    Students in the news

    Held, Stull organize first African sustainable, social justice event here Courtney Held, senior in dietetics and public health nutrition,  and Valerie Stull, graduate student in public health, organized K-State's first Fair Trade Awareness, Africa's Sustainability, Together event set for Sunday, April 25. Activities will include a 5K fun run, music and social justice fair. The […]

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  • April 17, 2009


    Meredith to receive Presidential Award for Outstanding Department Head

    Bill Meredith, director of the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has been tapped for the prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Department Head. He is one of six university faculty members receiving a 2009 Presidential Award for their compassion, dedication and creativity as teachers, advisers or administrators. Meredith has served as director of the […]

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  • April 2, 2009

    Tim Rarick

    Rarick awarded for GTA teaching excellence

    Tim Rarick  has received K-State's Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (GTA). He is a PhD student in life span human development. Rarick teaches two sections, with about 450 students each, of Human Development.  Four graduate and undergraduate students assist him. His research involves "positive psychology in emerging adults" or happiness in college-age students. […]

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  • March 25, 2009

    Kappa Omicron Nu inducts 50

    Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society, initiated 50 members this month in Justin Hall's Hoffman Lounge. Mary Molt, advisor, announced the list: Apparel and textiles majors: Katherine Elizabeth Maier, Kelby Lorraine Polfer, Whitney Renee Vaughn, Janelle Diane Goehring Athletic training: Clayton Rudolph Zerr Communication sciences and disorders majors: Mary Elizabeth Ohmes, Chelsea Victoria […]

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