Dr. Lisa Brooks Presents at AAFCS Conference

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.

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).