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  • June 12, 2012

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    Talk to aging parents about nursing home decisions...now, advises Gayle Doll

    As far as conversations with parents go, talking with them about moving into a nursing home and other end-of-life issues may be the hardest. "The first time talking about this is going to be really, really hard because it's a painful subject to think about," said Gayle Doll, assistant professor in Kansas State University's College […]

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  • April 24, 2012

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    Doll awarded for innovative teaching online

    Gayle Doll took a fresh approach to teaching gerontology online, and her peers rewarded her with a Faculty Fellowship Award from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Doll received the honor, which comes with a monetary award, at the annual meeting of the alliance April 3 in Kansas City, Mo. The alliance's board of […]

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  • March 26, 2012

    50 students tapped for Kappa Omicron Nu honor society

    Fifty students have been selected for membership into K-State’s Kappa Omicron Nu, the human ecology honor society. They are undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated integrity, high standards of scholarship and the promise of future achievement. Undergraduate students must have completed 45 semester hours and have a minimum grade point average of at least […]

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  • March 12, 2012

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    Gayle Doll writes book about sexual expression in nursing homes

    The professor stood in front of the unconventional class at a retirement community and asked: “What would you have done differently if you had known you might live to be 150 years old instead of the 80 years of life expectancy typical for Americans?” A hand shot up in the front row and an 85-year-old […]

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  • February 16, 2012

    Info session on gerontology studies, careers set for March 2

    Approximately every 8 seconds someone in this country turns 65. With each new older adult come new opportunities for those prepared to work with them. To help advisers interest students in the ever-expanding field of gerontology, the Center on Aging is sponsoring an information session from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the […]

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  • December 6, 2011

    Cornelison makes suggestions for holidays in nursing homes

    The holidays can be a tough time for residents of nursing homes, especially those who recently made the transition from living on their own, according to a Kansas State University expert on aging. In some cases, nursing home residents may also be dealing with the loss of their lifelong partner and coming to terms with […]

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  • November 29, 2011

    CHE leads All-University Campaign giving…again

    College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gave to the All-University Campaign in record numbers this year, out pacing any other academic unit on campus with 78 percent participation. The college was the leader last year, too, with 71 percent participation. Two departments had 100 percent participation: Hospitality Management and Dietetics, and Apparel Textiles & […]

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  • October 10, 2011

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    Center on Aging, Meadowlark Hills celebrate partnership at Oct. 28 open house

    An aging simulation, a keynote from the secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging and a peek at the future of retirement communities will be part of an open house Friday, Oct. 28, sponsored by Kansas State University's Center on Aging. The open house will celebrate the partnership between the center and Meadowlark Hills Retirement […]

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  • September 30, 2011

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    College breaks enrollment record

    The College of Human Ecology set a record with 2,479 students this fall compared to 2,419 students in 2010. The university also has recorded its best enrollment, according to 20th-day figures announced by the Kansas Board of Regents. A record-breaking 23,863 students are attending K-State both on and off campus, up from 23,588 last year. […]

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  • July 26, 2011

    Gerontology secondary major grows in popularity

    Gerontology may be a secondary major at K-State, but a growing number of students are citing it as a primary reason for success.

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