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  • February 15, 2013

    Two finalists named for Human Ecology dean position

    Two finalists have been identified for the position of dean in the College of Human Ecology. They are Michael Delp, professor and chair in the department of applied physiology and kinesiology at the University of Florida, and John Buckwalter, associate dean of research and graduate studies at the University of Texas-Arlington. The schedule of candidates […]

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  • February 14, 2013

    Celebrating Human Ecology Past and Present

    Students, win fame and scholarships in Human Ecology film contest

    Human Ecology announces a student film competition to celebrate Kansas State University's 150th birthday. Prizes include $500 scholarships and moments of fame. Students may enter as individuals or teams in two categories: Human Ecology Past (1862 to 2010) or Human Ecology Present (after 2010). Individual filmmakers must be enrolled in the college; teams must be […]

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  • February 6, 2013

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    Gayle Doll named gerontology fellow

    Gayle Doll, assistant professor and director of the Center on Aging at Kansas State University, has been selected as a fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The honor recognized outstanding leadership in gerontology and geriatric education. The criteria are stringent, according to Janet C. Frank, president of the organization which is the […]

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  • February 4, 2013

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    2013 Alumni Fellow: Dr. Elizabeth combines nurture, education in work with families of very sick children

    Patients’ families and colleagues call her Dr. Elizabeth. They also call her a solace, an angel, an anchor. Elizabeth Purcell-Keith, medical family therapist and crisis intervention specialist at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, supports, educates and comforts families whose children face life-threatening medical issues. She is the College of Human Ecology’s alumni fellow for […]

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  • January 28, 2013

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    Stith named fellow of National Council on Family Relations

    Sandra M. Stith, director of the marriage and family therapy program at Kansas State University, has been awarded fellow status by the National Council on Family Relations. An internationally recognized expert on family violence and the treatment of intimate partner violence, she holds the Vera Mowrey McAninch Endowed Professorship in the School of Family Studies […]

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  • January 23, 2013

    HE faculty members receive Academic Excellence funding

    President Kirk Schulz and Provost and Senior Vice President April Mason have named recipients of the latest round of Academic Excellence awards. These awards support proposals that advance the university toward the goals of K-State 2025 and its aspiration to be recognized as a Top 50 public research institution. Those in Human Ecology receiving funds […]

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  • January 14, 2013

    University researchers have year's worth of intriguing studies

    At K-State, 2012 was a productive year full of research and discoveries. For the 2011-2012 fiscal year ending June 30, researchers were awarded 910 grants, totaling more than $137.4 million in funding -- the second highest funding level ever received at the university. The funding supported studies that ranged from improving animal health to increasing […]

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  • December 12, 2012

    Phi Kappa Phi initiates 19 Human Ecology students

    Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society, has initiated 150 new members from K-State. Those in the College of Human Ecology are:  Kelly Buckley, master's student in early childhood education; Sara Gasser, junior in interior design; Lexi Peterson, junior in communication sciences and disorders; Kelli Voelker, junior in family […]

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  • December 12, 2012

    Don't rain on the Santa Claus parade

    When it comes to Santa Claus, Jared Durtschi, assistant professor in marriage and family therapy, a says let children believe in the jolly old elf as long as they want. There is no particular age when a child should stop believing in Santa, and that children will often come to realize the truth gradually as […]

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  • December 12, 2012

    Three faculty awarded academic excellence funds

    Provost April Mason has announced awards from the academic excellence fund from the offices of the president and provost. Twenty-six – including three from the College of Human Ecology - of the 61 submitted proposals received funding. They are: Barbara Anderson, apparel, textiles and interior design, to purchase instructional equipment; Briana Nelson Goff, Institute for […]

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