Dr. Brooks receives Redden Grant

Dr. Lisa Brooks, an assistant professor in hospitality management, received a 2015-2016 EIU Redden Grant for “Improving Instruction of Undergraduate Hospitality Management Students:  Planning the State Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference.”  Four undergraduate hospitality students with a career focus in event planning will be selected to assist Dr. Brooks with the planning and facilitation of the Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences conference held in Springfield on March 11, 2016.

Dr. Moyer gives presentation at National Council on Family Relations

Dr. Lisa Moyer gave a presentation on her research regarding social media and grief at the 2015 National Council on Family Relations annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Her presentation was entitled “#deceased: Maintaining post-death bonds on Facebook.”  The research was conducted in partnership with Dr. Suzanne Enck, Associate Professor in Communication Studies at the University of North Texas.

Dr. Lisa Brooks’ contribution to annual AAFCS conference!

1) Lisa Brooks, Assistant Professor, presented “Applying emotional intelligence to leadership:  An examination of a graduate-level leadership online course” within the Enabling Leadership Through Technology session track at the 2015 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences conference in Jacksonville, FL.
2)  Lisa Brooks, Assistant Professor, presented “The FCS curriculum and the Disney College Program:   Implications for improving FCS graduates’ employability” as part of the Putting Research Into Practice sessions at the 2015 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences conference in Jacksonville, FL.
3)   Lisa Brooks, Assistant Professor, was selected to participate in the 2015 AAFCS Leadership Academy.  The Leadership Academy included educational sessions on leadership development, a formal mentor program, and participation in national service and/or research projects.  Lisa Brooks serves as the 2015-2016 President of the Illinois Affliliate of FCS.

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