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  • March 25, 2009

    Johannes leads project to help small communities get fit

    An innovative grant program is helping Kansas communities offer a variety of healthy activities for all ages, including a new walking trail, sand volleyball court and even the hiring of a water aerobics instructor for a small city┬┤s swimming pool. Each of the new projects is being funded with the help of a "Get it […]

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  • March 12, 2009

    Students in the news

    Cosette Armstrong earns research honor Cosette Armstrong, a Ph.D. student in ATID, received first place in the Social Sciences category at the recent K-State Research Forum for graduate students. The title of her presentation was, "Sustainability in Apparel and Textiles Education." She will have an article in the upcoming International Textile and Apparel Newsletter on […]

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  • March 9, 2009

    Junior awarded $5,000 to study abroad

    Laura Carlson, a junior in sociology and family studies and human services with minors in music and Spanish, is one of two K-State students to receive a 2009 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship that provides up to $5,000 for undergraduate study abroad. She has been studying at the Anglo-American University of Prague since February and […]

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  • March 5, 2009


    Senior examines hearing loss in ag workers

    Janna Sorensen noticed that a disability was becoming a trend in her family of farmers. The Kansas State University senior in communication sciences and disorders turned her curiosity into a research project that would not only benefit her family, but other agricultural workers also affected. "I grew up on a farm and just about every […]

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  • February 27, 2009

    Telefund Students

    Students called, donors gave

    More than 170 students spend this week calling alumni and friends of the college, asking them to dig deep to donate to scholarship funds. Telefund pledges reached $130,390, according to Cara Richardson, college events director. Although the number is about $10,000 less than last year's total, Richardson said she expects more pledges to come via […]

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  • February 27, 2009

    Meredith to lead mentoring program

    Bill Meredith will lead a university-wide mentoring program for faculty when he begins phased retirement in July. He will assist departments and colleges in developing, implementing and enhancing plans. Last fall, Meredith announced he would step down as head of the School of Family Studies and Human Services. He joined K-State in 1999. "He will […]

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  • February 25, 2009

    Students in the news

    FSHS senior co-chairs academic decathlon Jessica Heath, senior in family studies and human services, served as co-chair for the academic decathlon that took place recently on campus. Heath is member of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society hosting the Kansas Academic Decathlon. Rebecca Bush, senior in history, was co-chair. Student teams, from 15 Kansas […]

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  • February 13, 2009


    Survey: Families important to Fort Riley

    The Manhattan Mercury, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, Reprinted by permission By Sarah Nightingale When Fort Riley officials and K-State researchers teamed up to study why some spouses do not transfer to Fort Riley with their soldiers, they hoped to learn how the post and community could attract more families to relocate here. While the just-released […]

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  • February 12, 2009


    Four faculty members promoted

    Briana Nelson Goff and Charlotte Shoup Olsen were promoted to full professors and Peggy Lynne Honey and L. Tonatiuh Melgarejo were promoted to associate professors and granted tenure this week. Briana Nelson Goff Goff, PhD, is associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. Currently she […]

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  • January 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    Chrest joins faculty Maribeth Chrest has joined Family Studies and Human Services as a clinical instructor in communication sciences and disorders. She received her B.S. and M.S. from Kansas State and has worked at Stoneybrook and at the Manhattan Public Schools as a speech pathologist. FSHS participates in Traumatic Stress confab Several members of the […]

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