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  • February 2, 2015

    Powercat Financial Counseling marks 5 years of service to students

    Powercat Financial Counseling is celebrating its five-year anniversary of providing free financial education to Kansas State University students. It started as a student learning and outreach center in the personal financial planning program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology. Since opening its doors in fall 2009, it has […]

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  • January 15, 2015

    Charlotte Shoup Olsen

    Charlotte Olsen receives national extension career impact award

    Charlotte Shoup Olsen has received the 2014 Career Impact Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The award honors state family life and human development specialists who have made significant contributions to Cooperative Extension program development, delivery and evaluation. She is a professor and extension specialist in family systems, […]

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  • December 17, 2014

    Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs

    Don't confuse more gifts for children with more love, Fees advises

    The best gift parents can give their children for Christmas may be helping them understand less can be more, according to Bronwyn Fees, an associate professor of family studies and human services in the College of Human Ecology who specializes in child development and early education. Her advice on what gifts are best to give […]

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  • December 12, 2014

    Rebecca Sombatchareum

    FSHS distance student earns top essay award

    Rebecca Sombatchareun, Pleasanton, describes herself as a mom, a daughter and a K-Stater with a passion for helping families. A nontraditional Kansas State University student, Sombatchareun is an example of the sandwich generation. She graduates Saturday with a bachelor's degree in family studies and human services, all while balancing education with her duties as a […]

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  • December 11, 2014

    Richard L. D. Morse, author of more than 110 professional publications

    Human ecology professor's legacy lives on through Consumer Movement Archives

    Washington Post Writers Group columnist Jane Bryant Quinn once wrote, "On the Washington Mall, savers should erect a statue to Richard L. D. Morse, professor emeritus of Kansas State University." Morse endeavored to protect consumer rights for more than 50 years. Thanks to the Consumer Movement Archives (CMA) Research Award, a new generation of scholars […]

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  • December 8, 2014

    College congratulates outstanding graduating seniors, academic honors students

    The College of Human Ecology will honor 10 graduating seniors and 23 graduating with honors at ceremonies Friday, Dec. 12, on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. Every semester, each academic program may name an outstanding senior based on academic achievements and contributions to the program, the university and the community. Dean John Buckwalter […]

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  • December 4, 2014

    State-approved mediator Nancy O'Conner, director of the university's Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, coaches students, clockwise from top, Sarah Baxter, senior in sociology; Karla Quick, nondegree-seeking graduate student; Elizabeth Harner, senior in agribusiness; and Ka'Juan Moore, junior in sociology.

    New FSHS project helps students become state-approved mediators, develop conflict resolution skills

    As part of a new conflict resolution program, students at Kansas State University are becoming eligible for state approval as mediators and are helping families and Kansas communities. The College of Human Ecology's School of Family Studies and Human Services has started offering opportunities to assist students in becoming state-approved mediators by working on real […]

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  • November 5, 2014

    Colin Noble

    Colin Noble to speak at December commencement

    Colin Noble, president and chief executive officer of Noble Hospitality, will be the speaker at College of Human Ecology commencement ceremonies Dec. 13 when 219 students receive undergraduate degrees. Commencement will be at 2:30 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. Based in Kansas City, Noble’s company manages more than 100 hotels in 19 states throughout the United […]

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  • October 9, 2014

    College welcomes record 3,093 students

    Both Kansas State University and the College of Human Ecology broke enrollment records this fall. The college recorded 3,093 graduate and undergraduate students, up from 2,856 in 2013. As of Sept. 20, 24,776 students make up the largest enrollment in the university's 151-year history. The Manhattan campus has 185 more students than it did last […]

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  • September 29, 2014

    MFT student Cafferky receives graduate student award for research

    A marriage and family therapy doctoral student was one of three receiving the 2014 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards. Bryan Cafferky, doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, was awarded $2,500. The award recognizes students who have shown outstanding achievement in scholarship through publications and other accomplishments appropriate for his or her academic field. […]

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