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  • September 20, 2007

    K-State professors creating documentary about national guard families

    MANHATTAN -- Sometimes watching the video footage brings tears to Chuck Smith's eyes. Smith, a Kansas State University professor and Extension specialist in family studies and human services, has been working on "On Our Behalf," a documentary about National Guard families, which he began in August with Ron Frank, professor and TV unit coordinator for […]

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  • September 13, 2007

    K-State domestic violence expert looks at dating violence among high school, college students

    MANHATTAN -- A startling number of high school and college students - both female and male -- are being battered, sexually abused or stalked by their dates, according to a Kansas State University professor. "Approximately 30 percent of college students have been in relationships that involve physical aggression. Even more have been in relationships that […]

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  • September 4, 2007

    Fort Riley presents K-State Division of Continuing Education with certificate of appreciation for seminars

    MANHATTAN -- Fort Riley management employees recently presented Kansas State University's Division of Continuing Education with a certificate of appreciation for offering a series of seminars on leadership and change management to Fort Riley civilian employees. The Division of Continuing Education worked with Fort Riley staff and K-State faculty to plan and develop the Fort […]

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  • August 29, 2007

    Human Ecology student wins Humanics Academic Award

    MANHATTAN -- Outstanding academic performance, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to careers in the nonprofit sector have earned five Kansas State University students awards from American Humanics. The students are Kylie Zibell, senior in family life and community services, Holton, $1,000 American Humanics Academic Award; Danielle English, senior in public relations, Courtney Graham, senior in […]

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  • August 21, 2007

    Tips for parents: Trim back-to-school stress

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Your child´s class schedule isn´t likely to list "Stress," but it´s there, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. A new school year typically includes advancement to the next grade and a new class schedule. For many, it also may include a new teacher, new building, […]

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  • August 20, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Limit kids' activities

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Back-to-school days are a good time to re-think kids´ schedules - and yours, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. A new school year typically offers new opportunities, but in an effort to give children a variety of experiences, parents and children may find themselves stressed […]

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  • July 24, 2007

    School bullies using electronics to threaten or intimidate classmates

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - For students, enthusiasm about the new school year may be tempered by fear of the school bully, who, in addition to making the school day difficult, may continue harassment online. Anyone can be vulnerable, said Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University Research and Extension youth development specialist, who noted that bullying isn´t limited […]

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  • July 23, 2007

    K-State McNair Scholars to present results of summer research

    MANHATTAN -- Their topics range from expatriate Indian fiction to oxygen uptake in athletes, but the undergraduates participating in this summer's McNair Scholars program at Kansas State University all have learned the same thing: how to apply the tools of research. The students will present their findings at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the […]

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  • July 19, 2007

    Nationally known domestic violence expert is new director of K-State's Marriage and Family Therapy program

    MANHATTAN - Sandra Stith, the new director of the marriage and family therapy program at Kansas State University, knows about the broken-bone type of abuse in a relationship. She knows about violent abuse that doesn't cause one physical bruise. Such as the angry husband who killed his wife's dog, forced her to dig the grave, […]

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  • July 18, 2007

    Tips for parents: Use allowance to teach kids money management

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Parents who dole out cash to their kids every time they´re asked may be doing so for a long, long time. Teaching kids how to manage money typically helps them become financially savvy and independent of parents, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. The process need […]

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