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  • November 16, 2005

    Shop smart to reduce holiday stress

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - 'Tis the season to shop, but spending wisely need not dampen the holiday spirit, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. "Spending responsibly actually can improve the holiday mood - there's no reason to worry about gift bills after the first of the year," said Young, who […]

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  • November 4, 2005

    K-State Human Ecology students join Kappa Omicron Nu honor society

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Theta chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu honor society initiated new members Sunday, Oct. 16. Kappa Omicron Nu is a national honor society for human ecology students. The honor society is intended to recognize leadership, research and scholarship. Undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate integrity, high standards of scholarship and the […]

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  • October 19, 2005

    K-State experts say students not always putting best face forward of Facebook

    MANHATTAN -- Getting "poked" is a sign of friendliness, and the Flip-Flop Alliance is a legitimate organization at Kansas State University -- at least in the world of Facebook, a yearbook for the Internet age at http://www.facebook.com Facebook communities have sprung up at K-State and campuses across the country. Facebook allows students to connect with […]

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  • September 5, 2005

    Preliminary study by K-State professor finds war can be hard on relationships of military couples

    MANHATTAN -- Serving in combat can affect the relationship satisfaction of military couples, according to preliminary results of a study by a Kansas State University professor. Briana Nelson Goff, associate professor of marriage and family therapy in K-State's School of Family Studies and Human Services, has conducted surveys and interviews during the last year with […]

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  • August 26, 2005

    Kansas State University to dedicate new facility for speech and hearing center

    MANHATTAN -- After many years of planning, fund raising and construction, he Kansas State University College of Human Ecology is dedicating the new K-State Speech and Hearing Center at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The public is invited. The Center is housed in the newly named Campus Creek Complex, located north of Justin Hall. The […]

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  • August 24, 2005

    K-State's Human Ecology Honors program welcomes new members

    MANHATTAN -- Three new students have joined the College of Human Ecology Honors Program at Kansas State University. Incoming freshmen with an excellent ACT score or continuing students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average are invited to join the program. Those in the program are eligible to take honors courses offered at K-State and […]

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  • August 4, 2005

    Relationships: choose words that work

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Choosing the right words at the right time can mean the difference between cooperation and conflict, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. "Communication is key to the success of any relationship - as well as a skill that almost anyone can improve upon," said Olsen, […]

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  • August 2, 2005

    Money management strategies can reduce stress for students

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - College students who are juggling classes, homework, school activities and a social life often end up working at low-paying jobs just to make ends meet. Yet, even students who are counting their pennies can use money management strategies to reduce financial stresses. People who have a limited amount of money often can […]

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  • August 1, 2005

    Tips for parents: balance school, family time

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Fielding remarks such as "What do you mean, Jack's not joining the team?" need not prompt a parental guilt trip. Although school and community activities are many, reclaiming family time can strengthen the family as a unit and add value to family life and any extras parents and children may choose, said […]

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  • July 29, 2005

    Tips for parents--divorce, separation not excuse for abandoning child

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Divorce or separation can be painful, but shouldn't be a reason to ignore - or abandon - a child, said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. Children typically are more likely to flourish when they have the support of both parents, she said. "Setting aside anger […]

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