Lisa Brooks, PhD, an assistant professor, presented several sessions at the AAFCS 2016 conference in Bellevue, Washington. Sessions included “The AAFCS ‘Dining In’ on Family and Consumer Sciences Day Initiative: Exploring the Power of Family Meals”; “Success Stories on the Affiliate Level: Leadership Academy Alumni Making a Difference”; and, Putting Research into Practice, “The Power of the AAFCS Leadership Academy: Why You Should Apply.” In addition, Dr. Brooks served as the Illinois Affiliate representative for the AAFCS Leadership Council.
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Simpson for receiving the Family Economics and Resource Management Community Award at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2016 Annual Conference!
Once again an SFCS faculty member will be leading graduates into commencement! Dr. Melanie Burns has been selected as the Faculty Marshal for the spring 2016 Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences’ commencement ceremony! What an honor – congratulations, Dr. Burns!
Dr. Lisa Brooks was recently tenured by EIU and Dr. Lisa Moyer was promoted to full professor. Congratulations!
Dr. Linda Simpson received the AAFCS Family Economics and Resource Management Community 2016 Education Award based on the financial literacy programs that she developed for the LIFE Center. She will be presented the award at the AAFCS Conference in Bellevue, WA June 22-25, 2016.
Brooke Kimball, an undergraduate FCS teacher cert student, has had her research (titled: Facebook and Grieving) selected to present at the National Council on Undergraduate Research annual conference at the University of North Carolina Asheville! Brooke’s faculty mentor is Dr. Lisa Moyer and she is working with two additional undergraduate research students on the Facebook and grieving research: Brianna Johnson and Samantha Rawlings (both FCS undergraduate students).