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News Archive for Family Studies & Human Services

  • January 29, 2009

    FSHS senior named Next Gen Leader

    Bailey Raaf Hedstrom, senior in family studies and human services, has been named a Next Generation Nonprofit Leader. American Humanics selected Hedstrom and three other K-State students interested in careers with nonprofit or philanthropic organizations. The four have leadership studies minors in the American Humanics/nonprofit leadership focus offered through K-State's School of Leadership Studies. Also […]

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  • January 23, 2009

    Financial therapy clinic to open Jan. 28

    Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning opens its financial therapy clinic Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Manhattan. The clinic blends financial counseling with marriage and family therapy to help individuals, couples and families struggling both financially and emotionally. The clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays on the second floor of […]

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  • January 22, 2009

    Doll: Look beyond ratings when choosing nursing home

    Although a new nursing home quality rating system has several dimensions, experts say it fails to address perhaps the most important question: Are the residents who live there happy? When choosing a nursing home, Gayle Doll, director of the Center on Aging, suggests visiting the facility in the morning. If some of the residents are […]

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  • January 8, 2009

    Resolution: manage money better

    Advice from Research and Extension The beginning of a new year often brings a resolve to lose weight or walk the dog more often. It also can be a good time to review spending habits and money management strategies, a Kansas State University specialist said. Taking the time to sort out personal finances is a […]

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  • December 16, 2008


    Three seniors earn top honors

    Receiving Outstanding Senior Awards the day before their graduation were Karissa Dorleus, communication sciences and disorders, who was chosen to give the commencement student address; Bradley Hutt, athletic training and kinesiology, and Macy Wendler, apparel design. More than 100 Human Ecology students received bachelor of science degrees in fall ceremonies Dec. 13.

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  • December 10, 2008

    Students say 'no' to bullying on campus, but wary of cyberbullying

    MANHATTAN -- Bullying on the college campus may not be a big issue for a majority of students recently surveyed, yet many of those same students point to one gossip Web site as a potential source of problems. "It is fairly unusual to talk about bullying in a university or campus environment," said Elaine Johannes, […]

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  • December 4, 2008

    Kettering films health care forum

    Cameras rolled Tuesday as Charlie Griffin, assistant research professor in FSHS, moderated a public forum on health care at the KSU Alumni center. A film crew from the Kettering Foundation taped as 13 people from the Manhattan area talked about their experiences with health care - ranging from preventive medicine to medical tourism in which […]

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  • December 3, 2008

    Three tapped for Outstanding Senior Award

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology will recognize three seniors with the Outstanding Senior Award at the college's fall graduation honors and student awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Justin Hall's Hoffman Lounge. The college recognizes outstanding seniors for not only their educational commitment, but their professional growth and […]

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  • November 25, 2008

    FSHS's one-of-a-kind financial therapy clinic to open in January

    Kansas State University's Institute of Personal Financial Planning will soon open what is thought to be the first clinic to offer financial therapy: the blending of financial counseling with marriage and family therapy to help individuals, couples and families struggling both financially and emotionally. The clinic, to open in late January 2009, will be on […]

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  • November 21, 2008


    Student writes about her bone marrow transplant, earns top media reward

    Rachael, 22, a senior in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, received a bone marrow transplant on Oct. 6, 2006. Rules kept her and her donor from meeting: no personal contact, not even an exchange of names, for one year. Last November, Rachael, her parents Llinos and Bruce Leisy of Leawood, Ks., and […]

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