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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 21, 2015

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    Holiday harmony: Baptist offers advice on coping with stress, depression

    Feeling overwhelmed or coping with symptoms of depression, anxiety or social phobia with the approach of the holidays? Joyce Baptist, associate professor and marriage and family therapist in the College of Human Ecology, offers the following tips on how to avoid holiday stress, especially if it jeopardizes your mental health: • Acknowledge your needs. The […]

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  • December 18, 2015

    Holiday harmony: Markham, Nippert share tips on helping children deal with family gatherings, divorce

    They may seem perpetually amped on treats and traditions, but young children are often confused and stressed, especially in unfamiliar situations, during the holidays. Two experts from College of Human Ecology - Anna Nippert and Mindy Markham - have advice on how to help preschoolers deal with large family gatherings and with newly divorced parents. […]

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  • December 16, 2015

    Human Ecology students receive awards, scholarships

    Alex Fees, Kat Zoschke win college undergraduate research awards The College of Human Ecology awarded Alexander Fees and Kathryn Zoschke at the first annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry competition. Fees, a senior in nutrition and health, won the outstanding undergraduate research poster competition for Reactive Hyperemia: Consequences for Skeletal Muscle Hemodynamics, work he did […]

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  • December 14, 2015

    Students receiving college honors take one law bow before commencement ceremonies Saturday.

    College announces honor cord recipients

    Seniors receiving academic honors were recognized at the College of Human Ecology’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the K-State Student Union. Awarded summa cum laude honor cords are Mollie Barbee, hotel and restaurant management; Konner Davison, early childhood education; Kimberly Friedrichs, nutrition and health; Holly Johnson, communication […]

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  • December 9, 2015

    Dennis Hulsing chosen as winter commencement speaker for College of Human Ecology

    Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises, will be the speaker at commencement ceremonies for the College of Human Ecology at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Bramlage Coliseum on the Kansas State University campus. Nearly 190 seniors are candidates for graduation. Hulsing, who graduated from K-State with a degree in business administration, received […]

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  • December 7, 2015

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    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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  • December 2, 2015

    Human Ecology to honor 7 outstanding graduating seniors on Dec. 11

    The College of Human Ecology will honor 7 graduating seniors for their academic achievements and contributions to their major, the university and the community on Friday, Dec. 11. Dean John Buckwalter will present the awards at Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. in Flint Hills Room of the K-State Student Union. The […]

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  • November 20, 2015

    Introducing the 2015-2016 alumni advisory board

    Officers of the current College of Human Ecology Alumni Board are Diane Parks, president, Vail, CO, 1974 B.S. clothing and textiles; Catherine Metzgar Lo, president elect, Urbana, IL, 2010 B.S. nutrition/kinesiology and dietetics; and Hillary L’Ecuyer, secretary, Merriam, 2014 B.S. interior design. Board members include Shawn Bloom, Alexandria, VA, 1987 B.S. biochemistry and gerontology; Samantha […]

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  • November 5, 2015

    First grad student research forum set for Monday in Hoffman Lounge

    Research focused on female firefighters, attachment trauma, interracial couples and chronic heart failure are among the projects to be presented at the College of Human Ecology’s first Graduate Student Research and Creative Inquiry Forum scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, in Justin Hall. More than 30 graduate students representing master’s and doctoral programs will offer their […]

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