Lucy Campanis retires

Congratulations to Lucy Campanis on her retirement. A surprise reception was held in her honor with many former and current colleagues, as well as friends in attendance. We are very pleased that Lucy plans to stay with us to teach a few classes next year.

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Celebrating 100 years of FCS at EIU Homecoming, October 13, 2012

Faculty and Staff celebrating 100 years of FCS at EIU at this year’s Homecoming Game, October 13th, 2013

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.