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  • January 31, 2014

    Six distance students awarded scholarships

    Several College of Human Ecology distance education students are among those awarded scholarships for the spring 2014 term. They are: Ashley MacKinnon, senior in dietetics, Fort Riley, DCE Scholarship; Winnie Knapp, master's student in personal financial planning, Manhattan, DCE Scholarship; Rebecca Sombatchareun, senior in family studies and human services, Pleasanton, O'Bannon Scholarship; Derek Judd, senior […]

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  • January 29, 2014

    Biehl to speak on restorative justice, daughter's death

    Like many who dedicate their lives to a social cause, Linda Biehl's story is personal. She believes in justice through peace and reconciliation -- called restorative justice -- and not retribution. So did her daughter, Amy Biehl, who was killed in an act of political violence in South Africa in 1993. Linda Biehl has turned […]

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  • December 11, 2013

    12 seniors earn academic honors

    Seniors receiving academic honors will be recognized at the College of Human Ecology’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus. Awarded summa cum laude honor cords are Anna Cooper, dietetics; Siera Lungren, family studies and human services; Kathryn Gayle Minnix, early childhood education; […]

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  • December 5, 2013

    The best gifts for children ignite imagination, Anna Nippert says

    When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination in their children than simply buying what is on their list. "Preschoolers are in the midst of developing their imagination. They love experimentation and using their creativity," Nippert said. She suggests […]

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  • December 2, 2013

    Eight students named outstanding seniors in Human Ecology

    Eight students have been named outstanding seniors in the College of Human Ecology. They were selected by their professors for academic achievement, professional potential, leadership, participation and service. They will be recognized at the college’s Graduation Honors and Student Awards Celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Leadership Studies Building on campus. Honorees […]

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  • November 15, 2013

    Sam Honey, Rashelle Wet and Jamie Engelken - a winning team.

    PFP team among top in nation

    The Personal Financial Planning team tied for third place  in national competition at the national Financial Planning Association conference recently in Orlando. Team members are Jamie Engelken, Sam Honey and Rashelle West, all seniors at Kansas State University. Their coach was Ann Coulson, assistant professor in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College […]

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  • November 7, 2013

    MFT doctoral student earns spot at research summit

    Bryan Cafferky, doctoral student in marriage and family therapy, is one of 10 students chosen last week to represent Kansas State University at the 11th Capitol Graduate Research Summit on Feb. 13, 2014. His research presentation will be "A meta-analysis of relationship factors impacting couples with IPV." Cafferky's faculty mentor is Jared Anderson, associate professor […]

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  • November 5, 2013

    Willie greets Carl Ice at the building dedication.

    College dedicates Mary and Carl Ice Hall

    A lawn full of faculty, staff, dignitaries and family helped dedicate Mary and Carl Ice Hall, the latest addition to the College of Human Ecology, on Oct. 24. Willie the Wildcat added his congratulations and signaled the unveiling of the stone sign displaying the building's new name. The Ices were instrumental in funding the purchase […]

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  • November 4, 2013

    Multicultural honor society announces new members

    Multicultural Student Honor Society has announced new members. In the College of Human Ecology, they include: Lizbeth Valenzuela, senior in dietetics; Kirti Ghandi, senior in nutritional sciences; Megan Spradlin, senior in public health nutrition; Natasha Bailey, senior in communication sciences and disorders and women's studies; and Mercedes Garcia Reyes, senior in apparel design and production […]

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  • October 14, 2013

    McCants, O’Conner receive 2013 Stowe Award to study family conflict

    Terrie R. McCants and Nancy T. O’Conner received the Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Award for 2013. Their project is Elder Decisions: Adult Family Conflict Resolution. McCants is program director for the graduate and undergraduate certificates in conflict resolution and co-coordinator for the conflict analysis and trauma studies minor. The instructor also is […]

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