Arbor Rose Memory Care Homes partnership with FCS

Arbor Rose Memory Care Homes and EIU FCS  are partnering to allow students to work with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and their families. The newly constructed home will house 8-10 residents and will provide the opportunity for FCS faculty members to weave research projects and course curriculum within all aspects of the facility. Each program area from Family Consumer Sciences as well as other areas of study at Eastern will benefit from this collaboration. A groundbreaking ceremony for a new activity center was held on May 2, 2016. 

Brooke Kimball selected to present at 2016 NCUR!

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).

Dr. Brook’s presentation accepted at AAFCS

Dr. Lisa Brooks, an assistant professor, received notification that her proposal entitled “Examining the relationship between family meals and reducing child obesity” has been accepted by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Dr. Brooks will be presenting at the AAFCS conference in Bellevue, Washington in June 2016.