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.

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EIU Faculty and Students Share Expertise, Assume Leadership Roles in the Illinois Consumer Education Association

On October 19, 2012 three EIU SFCS students and one faculty member gave presentations at the Illinois Consumer Education Association (ICEA) conference in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  Citations for these presentations are as follows:

  • Davis, D., & Betz, A. (2012, October). Credit card debt in college students. Roundtable presentation at the Illinois Consumer Education Association Conference. Hoffman Estates, IL.
  • Tell, D., & Betz, A. (2012, October). How does culture influence housing choices and behaviors of residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation? Roundtable presentation at the Illinois Consumer Education Association Conference.  Hoffman Estates, IL.
  • Betz, A., & Lucas, L. (2012, October). Debit card fraud in the 21st Century: What consumer educators need to know. Presentation at the Illinois Consumer Education Association Conference. Hoffman Estates, IL.

SFCS students Laura Lucas and Dana Tell accepted one-year terms (2012-2013) as board members of ICEA and faculty member Axton Betz accepted a second one-year term (2012-2013) as President.

Linda Simpson

I presented two posters sessions and one round table session at the AAFCS conference this past June.  Below are my topics and co-authors . . .

Simpson, L., Berbaum, A., O’Rourke, K., & Taylor, L. (2012).  Consumer socialization: The relationship with compulsive buying behavior. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Abstracts 2012.

Simpson, L., Taylor, L. , O’Rourke, K., Shaw, K., Bowers, J., & Reifsteck, D.  (2012).  Back in Black: Observing Consumers on “Black Friday”. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Abstracts 2012.

Betsy A. Pudliner

Has been selected to Co-chair of I-CHRIE Leadership Academy for next year’s annual conference.  She is helping to develop modules that address teaching and leadership in the Tourism/Hospitality Industry.   Betsy as also been selected as the the new secretary for the CenStates Federation I-CHRIE chapter for three years.