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  • May 28, 2008

    K-State specialist offers tips to keep happy couples . . . happy

    Released: May 23, 2008 MANHATTAN, Kan. - Couples typically radiate happiness on their wedding day, but not all will have a happy ever after, a Kansas State University specialist said. "Patterns in relationships get real after marriage," said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, a K-State Research and Extension family systems specialist. Would-be spouses often are on their […]

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  • May 9, 2008

    K-State interactive theater workshop performance to give voice to struggles of military children

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services and department of speech communication, theater and dance have partnered with members of the Manhattan community to create an interactive theater workshop that provides a voice to the children of military families. The project will culminate with a performance of the original play […]

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  • April 29, 2008

    Family therapy with suicidal adolescents topic of new book by K-State professor

    MANHATTAN -- Tony Jurich knows how precarious life can be, especially for an adolescent. The professor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University tells this story: A young man came into his office, brought by terrified parents who heard the teen muttering about killing himself. Suicidal adolescents often occupy the worn black […]

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  • April 28, 2008

    K-State Pinnacle honor society inducts new members

    MANHATTAN -- Twenty-nine Kansas State University students were inducted into the Pinnacle Honor Society at the 2008 Adult and Distance Education Recognition and Honor Ceremony April 21 in the K-State Alumni Center ballroom. The Pinnacle Honor Society is a national honor society for nontraditional students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Inductees […]

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  • April 15, 2008

    K-State team headed to National Collegiate Financial Planning Championship

    MANHATTAN -- For the ninth consecutive year, students in the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology will represent K-State at the National Collegiate Financial Planning Championship. The competition, sponsored by Amerprise Financial Inc. and the Financial Planning Association, is April 24-26 in Minneapolis, Minn. Financial planning teams from the college's School of Family Studies […]

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  • April 14, 2008

    K-State at Salina to offer general option bachelor's degree in Family Studies and Human Services

    SALINA -- Kansas State University at Salina will offer a general option bachelor's degree in family studies and human services beginning in fall 2008. The degree program, offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in K-State's College of Human Ecology, will provide students with a strong foundation of course work in human […]

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  • April 14, 2008

    Motivational speaker receives K-State's Holen Leadership Award

    MANHATTAN -- Suzanne Mayo-Theus, an advocate for under-represented populations and a tireless leader of such civic undertakings as the rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans, has won the 2008 Michael C. Holen Outstanding Leadership Award, presented by the Kansas State University leadership studies program. Mayo-Theus will receive her award at the leadership studies recognition ceremony at […]

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  • February 29, 2008

    K-State Center for Engagement and Community Development awards Engagement Incentive Grants

    MANHATTAN -- Curbing teen violence, providing HIV/AIDS education, developing rural leadership and promoting volunteerism are among the projects receiving the most recent Engagement Incentive Grants from Kansas State University's Center for Engagement and Community Development. "We are pleased by both the diversity of the proposals and the important topics they address," said David Procter, director […]

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  • February 13, 2008

    K-State Specialist: everyday conversation can improve relationships

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Turning a deaf ear on would-be, could-be conversations can shortchange personal and professional relationships, a Kansas State University family specialist said. "Think of a comment or a question as an invitation - and an opportunity," said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, K-State Research and Extension family systems specialist. HereĀ“s an example: A co-worker offers […]

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  • February 7, 2008

    K-State faculty members earn promotion, tenure

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University is promoting 28 faculty members to the rank of full professor and 43 faculty members to the rank of associate professor with tenure. In addition, four faculty have been granted tenure. The promotions in rank and the granting of tenure have been approved by Jon Wefald, K-State president. They go […]

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