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  • November 2, 2015

    Three grad students chosen for Capitol Research Summit

    Three graduate students from the College of Human Ecology were among the 10 chosen to represent K-State at the 13th Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Feb. 2 at the State Capitol in Topeka. Selections were based on students’ research presentations on topics important to Kansas at Research and the State on campus last week. They […]

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  • October 27, 2015

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    Personal Financial Planning now stand-alone Ph.D. degree

    Students may now earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in personal financial planning. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the designation in October. Previously degrees were in human ecology with a specialization in personal financial planning. Currently the program, part of the School of Family Studies and Human Services, has 42 doctoral students. We believe […]

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  • October 21, 2015

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    Human Ecology breaks enrollment records...again

    The college recorded 3,111 graduate and undergraduate students, up from 3,093 in 2014 and 2,856 in 2013. As of Sept. 21, 24,146 students were enrolled at Kansas State University. The number is 620 fewer students than in fall 2014. Only Human Ecology, Architecture, Planning & Design and Engineering experienced an increase in the number of […]

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  • October 5, 2015

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    Heckman earns top research award at financial planning conference

    Stu Heckman, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, received the Best Applied Research Award last week at the Financial Planning Association national conference in Boston. His research presentation was Financial Catastrophes Due to Disability: Which Households Are Most at Risk? Only 9 academic presentations were accepted for the conference; four of them were […]

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  • October 1, 2015

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    College honors six for professional accomplishments, partnering to benefit students

    A New York catering director, an innovative physician and an international hotel owner and are among those who will receive awards during the annual College of Human Ecology Celebration of Excellence at Kansas State University. The six honorees were selected for outstanding contributions to their disciplines and to the college. John Buckwalter, dean, will make […]

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  • September 29, 2015

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    PFP student team are national champs!

    The Kansas State University personal financial planning student team won the national 2015 Financial Planning Challenge at finals in Boston this weekend. Team members are Mariah Bausch, Cole Foster and Hannah Rice, all seniors. The team's advisor is Ann Coulson, CFP®, assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human […]

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  • September 21, 2015

    Mailey, Wiles receive engagement grants for projects to promote healthy families

    Two College of Human Ecology faculty members have received 2015 Engagement Incentive Grants: Emily L. Mailey, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, and Bradford Wiles, assistant professor and extension specialist in the School of Family Studies and Human Services. Only five of the grants from the provost and the Center of Engagement and Community […]

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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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  • September 2, 2015

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    Fulbright Professional Scholar here to learn about youth services, non-profit leadership

    Australian Karen Hart spent an August week in Kansas, talking with Kansas State University students, visiting social services for disadvantaged youth and lecturing in classrooms. Hart, here on a Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership, is part of the Oz to Oz program between Kansas State University and Australian institutions. Elaine Johannes, associate professor and […]

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  • August 20, 2015

    David Thompson named 'Champion for Family and Consumer Sciences'

    David Thompson, assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology, was recognized with the Champion for Family and Consumer Sciences honor. The award came from the Kansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences at its annual meeting in July in Overland Park. The honor […]

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