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  • October 4, 2006

    Spotlight: Ann Murray, a K-State champion of technology

    Ann Murray, associate professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, is a champion of learning using technology. What technology tools do you use? "I do all of my teaching online for both residential and distance students. I require students to log onto the K-State Online course website for two hours a week […]

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  • September 1, 2006

    K-State Students Honored With American Humanics Academic Awards

    MANHATTAN -- Two Kansas State University students have received American Humanics Academic Awards for 2006-07. Kylie Zibell, Holton, and Danielle English, Overland Park, have been selected for the $1,000 awards in recognition of their academic performance, demonstrated leadership, involvement in the American Humanics Student Association and their commitment to careers in the nonprofit sector. Zibell […]

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  • August 25, 2006

    K-Staters, Kansas 4-H'ers attend White House Conference on Kids

    DENVER - Boys who fall behind girls in reading and writing in elementary school can be at greater risk for developing learning disabilities, illiteracy, substance abuse or dropping out of school altogether. Falling behind need not lead to an unproductive life, though, said Elaine Johannes, Kansas State University Research and Extension family studies and human […]

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  • August 4, 2006

    New K-State course focuses on compassion, community action

    MANHATTAN- Devastating events can prompt positive outcomes, said Charles A. "Chuck" Smith, Kansas State University Research and Extension child development specialist and volunteer counselor with the American Red Cross. Smith, who has counseled families displaced by Hurricane Katrina (in Atlanta) and flood victims (from New Hampshire) within the last year, said that such tragedies often […]

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  • August 4, 2006

    K-State offering undergraduate, graduate certificate in conflict resolution

    MANHATTAN -- The need to resolve conflicts peacefully is a hot topic in the world right now. Responding to this need, Kansas State University, through the Division of ontinuing Education, is offering both undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in conflict resolution, giving adult learners the chance to gain valuable workplace and life skills. Along with […]

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  • May 24, 2006

    K-State expert says new college graduates still have lessons to learn when it comes to handling money

    MANHATTAN - After final exams, new college graduates face an even bigger test - their resolve when it comes to managing money. Joyce Cantrell, an instructor of family studies and human services at Kansas State University, says young people with their first jobs may be relieved to have money finally flowing into their bank accounts. […]

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  • May 11, 2006

    Pathologist says 'baby talk' beneficial to infants and toddlers

    MANHATTAN -- "Baby talk" can help young children develop language skills -- and a lack of this early babble has been linked to general delays in speech development for some children, according to a Kansas State University speech-language pathologist. Engaging in baby talk helps infants and toddlers learn pre-conversational skills, the sound system of language […]

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  • May 11, 2006

    Blue Key selects new members for 2006-2007

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's chapter of Blue Key, a national college senior honor society, has selected new members for the 2006-2007 school year. Blue Key honors students for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Eligibility is based on leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others, citizenship and adherence […]

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  • May 10, 2006

    Parents to Children: Home Again?

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the school year winding down, parents of college-age children may be airing out their child's room in anticipation of the child's homecoming. Trouble is, a child who's been living on his own at school is not likely to still view himself as a child, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University […]

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  • May 9, 2006

    Faculty members receive honors

    MANHATTAN -- Several faculty members at Kansas State University are earning recognition from their colleges for excellence in teaching, advising or research during the 2005-2006 school year. The College of Arts and Sciences is presenting its William L. Stamey Awards for Excellence in Teaching to William Blankenau, associate professor of economics; Lydia Buckley, graduate teaching […]

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