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  • September 1, 2016

    Children with autism spectrum disorder needed for research study beginning Sept. 14

    K-State researchers seek participants ages 3-6 and diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The children and their parents are invited to participate in a four-week social group in which they will engage in a variety of activities to support language skills and social interactions, including crafts, fine motor activities and gross motor activities. The lighting conditions […]

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  • June 15, 2016

    Across the globe, elder abuse is top-of-mind June 15

    By Katie Allen According to the United Nations, which recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, about 4 to 6 percent of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. This maltreatment may not only lead to serious physical injuries, but it can also cause long-term psychological consequences. Additionally, the U.N. reports that […]

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  • May 11, 2016

    Human Ecology recognizes 21 outstanding seniors at celebration Friday, May 13

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our student commencement speaker and 21 graduating seniors this Friday, May 13, at an awards ceremony in the Kansas State Student Union. Dean John Buckwalter, Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan and Assistant Dean Karen Pence will recognize the outstanding seniors, bestow honor cords and honor program completion […]

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  • April 18, 2016

    Participants needed for infant eye tracking research study

    The Infant Language and Learning Lab within the early childhood unit of the School of Family Studies and Human Services is seeking participants who are between 11 to 13 weeks of age, weighed between 5.5 and 10 lbs at birth and were born between 36 and 40 weeks gestation. The purpose of the study is […]

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  • March 9, 2016

    Kansas State University graduate researcher finds integrated approach critical to teen health

    As rural communities struggle to obtain access to health services, a Kansas State University student is researching how medical, dental, social work and mental health providers can collaborate to meet the needs of teens. Bryant Miller, master's student in marriage and family therapy, Goessel, said an integrative approach is critical in addressing hot topics for […]

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  • March 4, 2016

    Kansas State University's Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution for students, professionals

    A first-time certificate-earning institute being offered at Kansas State University this summer is designed to meet the growing need in the workplace for individuals with conflict resolution abilities. Kansas State University's Summer Institute in Conflict Resolution will be offered June 6-July 29 on the Manhattan campus through the School of Family Studies and Human Services […]

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  • January 26, 2016

    Amber Vennum

    Amber Vennum successful in obtaining crowdfunding for research project

    Amber Vennum, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy in the College of Human Ecology, submitted a project toExperiment.com, a crowdfunding site that urges people to “support science you care about” and “help fund the next wave of scientific research,” in December 2015. The site gives researchers 30 days to raise funds. Vennum just found […]

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  • December 23, 2015

    Faculty researchers share five guidelines for happy, healthy 2016

    Even in a world filled with fears and frets, you have some control over your health and happiness. College of Human Ecology researchers offer advice to help you survive and thrive in 2016. Be romantic Jared Durtschi has one word for people who want to build a stronger romantic relationship: sacrifice. In our culture, it […]

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  • December 7, 2015

    Amber Vennum

    Amber Vennum first at K-State to try crowdfunding research

    Amber Vennum is the first faculty member at Kansas State University to try to fund research through crowdfunding, a method that raises many small amounts of money from a large number of people via the Internet. Funds will support and grow WOWW, Working on What Works, a classroom intervention technique that uses a solution-focused approach […]

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  • September 3, 2015

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    Parra-Cardona to present second Jurich social justice lecture on Sept. 17

    Ruben Parra-Cardona, whose research focuses on mental health services to underserved Latino/a populations, will present the second Jurich Lecture on Social Justice at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, on the Kansas State University campus. Parra-Cardona will speak on "Building Bridges of Social Justice: Embracing prevention research to support Latino/a communities in the U.S. and Mexico." […]

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