Dr. Moyer presents at the 2015 AAFCS and IFACSTA conferences

Dr. Lisa Moyer presented her research on social media and grief at the 2015 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual conference in Jacksonville, FL.  Drs. Moyer, Sherwood, and Burns also collaborated on a presentation regarding how to use social media to connect with students and alumni at the conference.

In addition, Dr. Moyer attended the Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association annual conference in Lisle, IL to recruit undergraduate and graduate students to the EIU FCS programs. Dr. Moyer gave a presentation to the organization on the new online Master’s in FCS degree and represented EIU at the exhibitor fair to promote all EIU FCS programs.

Dr. O’Rourke presents and represents KONu at 2015 AAFCS conference in Jacksonville, FL

FCS Professor, Dr. Kathleen O’Rourke, was a participant in the 2015 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference & Expo in Jacksonville, Florida. Along, with Drs. Linda Simpson, Crystal Duncan-Lane, and Katie Shaw, Dr. O’Rourke co-presented Taking Care of YOU!: Strategies for Self-Care, Health, and Well-Being for the Busy FCS Professional. Dr. O’Rourke is the Past Chair of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society Board of Directors and served as the Kappa Omicron Nu exhibit representative at the AAFCS Conference Expo. Dr. O’Rourke serves as the Kappa Omicron Nu representative on the AAFCS Alliance, which was created in 2006 and spearheads initiatives and addresses issues related to the integrative nature of Family and Consumer Sciences. The AAFCS Alliance is comprised of AAFCS leaders from fifteen invited national FCS organizations.

Kathleen O'Rourke at 2015 AAFCS

Drs. Hartenstein, Hugo, and Sherwood elected to major university committees!

Congratulations to three of our SFCS faculty members on their appointments to major EIU University Committees in the recent faculty election:

Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein was appointed to the Council on Graduate Studies

Dr. Nichole Hugo was elected to serve as a Faculty Senator

Dr. Mikki Sherwood was appointed to the Council on Teacher Education

CONGRATULATIONS!  Way to represent FCS!

Dr. Sherwood receives EIU Faculty Development Grant

Dr. Mikki Sherwood was awarded a Faculty Development Grant for travel to the Prisoner’s Family Conference in May in Dallas. Dr. Sherwood is working on a program to bring 4-year EIU degree opportunities to incarcerated individuals in the state of Illinois and will use information and contacts from the conference in this project.