Dr. Brooks and Dietetics students present at the 2014 Food and Nutrition Conference & Exposition

Dr. Lisa Brooks, RD, attended the 2014 Food and Nutrition Conference & Exposition in Atlanta, GA from October 18- October 22, 2014. She was among the co-authors for various poster sessions and a short-oral presentation presented by three graduate dietetics students: Jenna Carlson (short oral presentation and poster); Maggie Schuster (two poster sessions); and, Julia Mackenzie (one poster session). These graduate-level dietetics students are shining stars! Congratulations on this high achievement!

FCS Faculty receive Achievement and Contribution Awards!

Dr. Jacquelyn Frank, Dr. Crystal Duncan-Lane, Dr. Katherine Shaw, and Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton were awarded EIU Achievement and Contribution Awards for all of their hard work.  Dr. Frank’s was in the area of service, Dr. Betz-Hamilton’s was in research, and Drs. Shaw and Duncan-Lane’s were in teaching.  Congratulations!

Foster presents at advising conference

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, FCS Graduate Student, Elected to National Office

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.