Dr. Simpson receives AAFCS award!

Dr. Linda Simpson received the AAFCS Family Economics and Resource Management Community 2016 Education Award based on the financial literacy programs that she developed for the LIFE Center. She will be presented the award at the AAFCS Conference in Bellevue, WA June 22-25, 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).

Dr. Brook’s presentation accepted at AAFCS

Dr. Lisa Brooks, an assistant professor, received notification that her proposal entitled “Examining the relationship between family meals and reducing child obesity” has been accepted by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Dr. Brooks will be presenting at the AAFCS conference in Bellevue, Washington in June 2016.

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.