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  • April 17, 2007

    K-State trauma researcher has tips on preventing tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech

    MANHATTAN -- Pay attention. That is one of three keys to preventing tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech this week, according to Kansas State University's Briana Nelson Goff. Goff, interim assistant dean of K-State's College of Human Ecology and associate professor of family studies and human services, leads the Trauma Research, Education and Consultation […]

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  • April 5, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Take time away from technology at home

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Technology - computers, cell phones, mp3 players and such -make information and entertainment readily available. Too much of a good thing can harm personal relationships, though, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. With parents and children vying for time on the computer or three children […]

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  • April 5, 2007

    Student from Wilson receives K-State College of Human Ecology's Sego award

    MANHATTAN -- Theresa Kasper, Wilson, has been selected to receive the R. Jean Sego Commencement Award from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology. Kasper, a bachelor's degree candidate in personal financial planning, will address the graduating class at the college's commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. She was selected for the honor […]

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  • April 5, 2007

    K-State College of Human Ecology honoring faculty for their contributions to teaching, research

    MANHATTAN -- The College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University is recognizing three faculty members for their outstanding contributions to teaching and research. "These outstanding faculty members understand the interaction between people and their environments," said Virginia Moxley, dean of the College of Human Ecology. "By examining these relationships in their scholarship and teaching, […]

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  • March 13, 2007

    K-State Specialist: Expect more pets, including service and therapy dogs

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Although long described as "man´s best friend," in reality, dogs may become almost anyone´s friend, said Deb Sellers, Kansas State University Research and Extension specialist on adult development and aging. The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association reports that 63 percent of the nation´s households already have a pet, with dogs the preferred […]

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  • March 8, 2007

    Briana Nelson Goff recognized as outstanding alum of Texas Tech

    MANHATTAN -- Briana S. Nelson Goff was honored earlier this week by Texas Tech University's College of Human Sciences with an alumni award as a "New Achiever." Nelson Goff, interim assistant dean for academic affairs in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, was among five Texas Tech alums recognized for outstanding success […]

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  • February 20, 2007

    K-State fitness program set to start

    MANHATTAN -- Moderate exercise - just 30 minutes most days - can improve general health, personal appearance, reduce stress and the risk heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, and aid weight management or loss. Improving health and fitness need not be costly or even particularly time consuming, said Mike Bradshaw, Kansas State University Research and […]

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  • February 15, 2007

    Domestic Violence Expert to speak at K-State

    MANHATTAN -- Sandra M. Stith has spent her life trying to understand and heal domestic violence. Her work has expanded to include date rape, intergenerational transmission of violence and domestic violence and the single soldier. Stith, the 2007 College of Human Ecology Alumni Fellow, will discuss her pioneering couples' therapy program at 2 p.m. Wednesday, […]

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  • February 14, 2007

    Teens choosing group, rather than steady date

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Teens and young adults are waiting longer to date exclusively, choose a partner and marry, said Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University Research and Extension youth development specialist. According to a 2004 National Center for Health Statistics study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average age for a […]

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  • February 12, 2007

    Kansas rural family helpline can assist rural families, producers hit by recent winter storms

    MANHATTAN -- Charlie Griffin says his phone has been ringing nonstop since damaging winter storms hit parts of western Kansas in late December and early January. Griffin is the director of the Kansas Rural Family Helpline, a program of the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology. […]

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