Sonja Foster presented at the Illinois Academic Advising Association’s Academic and Career Advising Drive-In Conference at EIU on September 12, 2014. The title of her presentation was “Surviving the Slump” and the focus was to educate advisors on how they could utilize components of the Family Stress Theory to help students handle the various stressors that often cause The Slump.
Resa Ware was elected recently as a Student Representative of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society Board of Directors. Resa will begin her 3-year term on January 1, 2015. Representing more than 100 campus chapters throughout the United States and more than 140,000 members worldwide, Resa will contribute to national governance of the organization. Resa is a graduate student in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. For the past year, Resa served as the president of Eastern Illinois University’s local chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The mission of Kappa Omicron Nu is empowered leaders in scholarship, research, and leadership. This mission will enhance the ability of the organization and chapters to prepare scholars and researchers as leaders for the 21st century. Eligibility criteria for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals include exemplary study and practice related to any of the specialty areas representing the human sciences.
The Merchandising and Apparel Design Association (MADA) is a fashion organization that inspires creativity, provides education about the always changing fashion industry, and encourages student leadership. MADA is open to all majors and concentrations. If you have a passion for fashion and its industry, we want you! At Eastern, ” We are the Fashion Authority.” Contact Brittany William (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Dr. Crystal Duncan-Lane received a Redden Grant from EIU for her study entitled: Mentoring students towards the successful attainment of the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential from the National Council on Family Relations.
The grant will fund a yearlong workshop experience for select FCS seniors who are interested in the CFLE credential. Congratulations, Dr. Duncan-Lane!
Sonja Foster served as a panelist for the EIU New Faculty Orientation in August, 2014 for the Office of Faculty Development. The panel allows new faculty to ask questions of the panelists.
Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton and graduate student (MS in FCS) Molly McGuire had a manuscript entitled “Engagement” accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Congratuations!