2013 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works, and Grants

The following faculty members showcased their work at the 2013 Celebration of Publications, Creative Works and Grants program held in the Martin Luther King Union on October 23, 2013:

Brooks, L. & Simpson, L. (2013). Preparing our students for the real world: Are colleges doing enough? Family and Consumer Sciences webinar, Presented April, 2013. Proceedings.

Burns, M.T. (2012). Instructor’s Manual to accompany Nutrition: Science and Applications, 3e. Wiley and Sons Publishing.

Burns, M.T. (2012). Instructor’s Manual to accompany Community Nutrition in Action, 6e. Cengage Publishing.

Burns, M.T. (2012). Test bank to accompany Community Nutrition in Action, 6e. Cengage Publishing.

Meadows, M. (2012) Pink and blue: Telling the boys from the girls in America (book review). Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences. 104(3), 57-59.

Lindsay, T., & Moyer, L. (2013). Resources for non-traditional college students. Poster presented at the Illinois Council on Family Relations Conference, April, Champaign, IL. Abstract.

O’Rourke, K., Simpson, L., & Duncan-Lane, C. (2013). Round Roundtable Presenter. A step in the right direction: Making a wise transition to becoming a new faculty member – American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual conference abstracts – June 2013.

Heiser, L.M., Neuman, K.M., Altman, K.J., Brandt, K.A., & Painter, J.E. (2012). Raisins and dental caries educational material. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(9), pp. A-51.

McGill, C.R., Keast, D.R., Painter, J.E., Romano, C., Wightman J.D. (2012). Improved diet quality and increased nutrient intakes associated with grape product consumption by U.S. children and adults: NHANES 2003-2008. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(9), pp.A-27.

 McGill, C.R., Keast, D.R., Painter, J.E., Romano, C.S., & Wightman, J.D. (2013). Improved diet quality and increased nutrient intakes associated with grape product consumption by U.S. children and adults: national health and nutrition examination survey 2003 to 2008. Journal of Food Science, 78(1), pp. 1-4.

Patel, B.P., Luhovy, B., Mollard, R., Painter, J.E., & Anderson, G. (2013). A pre-meal snack of raisins decreases mealtime food intake more than grapes in young children. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2013, 38(4): 382-389, 10.1139/apnm-2012-0309

 Patel, B.P., Bellissimo, N., Luhovyy, B., Bennett, L.J., Hurton, E., Painter, J.E., & Anderson, G.H. (2013). An After-school snack or raisins lowers cumulative food intake in young children. Journal of Food Science, 78(1), pp. 5-10.

Painter, J.E.,
& Waters, A.R. (2013). A review of the health benefits of raisins. Journal of Food Science, 78(1), pp. ii-iii.

Shaw, K., & Sullivan, P. (2013). Retail place attachment: a qualitative study of apparel shoppers. Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, (ahead-of-print), 1-15. DOI:

Shaw, K. & Marcotte, H. (2013, March). ACRA American Collegiate Retailing Association Conference Proceeding, If you can’t beat them join them: Using smart phone applications in the classroom to enhance student learning. Nashville, TN, March 20-23, 2013.

Sullivan, P., Shaw, K., DuPont, A. Different or not: Domestic and Mexican national outshoppers in the U.S. 17th Conference of the International Conference on Research in the Distributive Trades Conference Proceedings, European Association of Education and Research in Commercial Distribution (EAERCD), University of Valencia, Valencia Spain, July 3-5, 2013.

Simpson, L., & Dallas, L. (2013). Innovative Use of Technology in Research. Faculty Summer Institute, University of Illinois. May 2013.

 Simpson, L., Sanantonio, C., Moyer, L., & Frank, J. (2013) Montessori principles and the home environment – – American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual conference abstracts – June 2013.



Frank receives Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Research grant

Dr. Jackie Frank (School of Family and Consumer Sciences) and Dr. Melody Wollan (School of Business) received a Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences (LCBAS) Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Research (FAIR) for their project titled “Money Smart for Older Adults:  A Partnership to Prevent Financial Exploitation in Central Illinois.”  This is a collaborative scholarly activity between the School of Family and Consumer Sciences and the School of Business designed to enhance research between the two disciplines.  Congratulations to Jackie and Melody!

Simpson receives financial literacy grant

PREE RELEASE Washington, DC – The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) announced awards to 15 universities to develop financial education programs for graduate and undergraduate students. The grants were awarded as part of the groundbreaking CGS best practice program, Enhancing Student Financial Education, co-sponsored by TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services provider.

Awardees will work in collaboration with CGS and TIAA-CREF to design programs that prepare students to play an active role in managing their personal finances and making informed decisions about saving, spending and borrowing. The institutions will address the needs of different groups of students, while considering factors such as their fields of study, degree levels and chosen career pathways, each of which has significant financial ramifications.
By surveying and measuring the effectiveness of each school’s programming, the project will enable CGS to develop best practices for improving financial education among college students and graduate students. These findings will be made widely available to the higher education community through interactive tools and resources over the next two years.

The selection of awardees was made through a competitive proposal process involving an independent selection committee of experts in higher education reforms and financial education. The institutions selected to receive funding are:
 Arkansas State University
 Cornell University
 The Ohio State University
 University of Colorado System
 Eastern Illinois University
 Florida A&M University
 Iowa State University
 Kansas State University
 Loyola University Chicago
 Mississippi State University
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 University of Kentucky
 University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 University of South Florida
 Winthrop University
An additional 19 universities will participate in the project as affiliate partners.CGS President Debra W. Stewart lauded the field of proposals, noting that the project addresses an area of leading concern for graduate deans, according to an annual survey of CGS members. “In collaboration with a range of
stakeholders at their institutions, the graduate community is stepping up to help students prepare for the financial challenges of college life and beyond,” Stewart said. “Universities recognize that money management skills are no longer optional. They’re essential for academic success as students work more, borrow more, and balance more family obligations with their studies.”
“By working together, universities and the private sector are uniquely well-positioned to provide students with the tools and resources they need to effectively manage their financial futures,” said Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF. “Working with CGS, we are proud to partner with schools across the nation to help put students on a path toward fiscal responsibility and financial well-being.”
Proposal evaluation took into consideration the innovations each university will develop to engage and address the needs of different groups of students and considered factors such as degree level, field of study, chosen career path and student demographics. A project’s potential to successfully engage students was also key. Institutions that submitted proposals were asked to provide detailed plans for using online tools, social media, digital solutions and face-to-face interaction to foster student participation.
“Sharing sound advice isn’t enough to help students gain confidence in their financial skills,” said Daniel Denecke, principal investigator for the project and CGS Associate Vice President of Programs and Best Practices. “Undergraduate and graduate students, especially those in the millennial generation, are more likely to respond to personally relevant information than generic advice. This project will make an impact by engaging students and helping them to develop financial strategies to achieve their career goals. And the variety of institutions taking the national lead on this issue, both as awardees and as affiliates, ensures that successful strategies will be relevant and replicable across the higher education community.”
Data collection for the project will begin October 2013 with a baseline survey of student financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. A control group of students will be surveyed to measure the effectiveness of interventions, and a post-program survey will examine the progress made by students who participated in the project curriculum and outreach. A survey of financial standing will gather information about household income, savings and borrowing to study how these factors influence students’ financial skills.