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Mark your calendars for the June 15 Pre-conference session : Addressing Critical Issues - A FCS Compass for the Future This interactive session will feature the intellectual tools needed by FCS professionals to foster leadership practices that embolden professional actions and advocacy to build capacity of people, families, and communities. Developed as a collaborative experience centered on a collegial immersion into the FCS Critical Sciences perspectives, this pre-conference is sure to stimulate thoughtful dialogue regarding the field’s purposes and future actions. See you online at 3pm EDT on Tuesday, June 15! Click on the graphic to register! ...
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Are you a Graduate Student registered for the 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference ? You can be reimbursed thanks to the Myrna Crabtree Scholarship Fund! You can find more details here . If you have questions, please email: annualconf2@aafcs.org .
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News from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences May 6, 2021   ANNOUNCING MEDIA PANELISTS: JOURNALIST, TV PERSONALITY, AND "SHARK TANK" TV SHOW ENTREPRENEUR We are excited to announce that Danielle Dreilinger (journalist/author, “The Secret History of Home Economics”), Johnathan Radford (WBTV News, Charlotte, N.C.), and Kim Nelson (ABC reality-TV show, "Shark Tank" entrepreneur) will share their experiences with the media! Don’t miss the Opening General Session to learn from these experts during the 2021 AAFCS Virtual Conference ! No travel necessary – just register and have your wifi-capable device ...
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2021 Emerging Researcher Award   The Community of Family Economics and Resource Management (FERM) of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is accepting applications for its 2021 Emerging Researcher Award.  This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding potential to make significant contributions to the understanding of individuals and families, and the context in which they make family economic and resource management decisions. Doctoral students pursuing the Ph.D. or Ed.D. at a recognized institution of higher education in the United States and who are at the advanced dissertation development stage are eligible ...
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IGNITE! sessions are fast-paced, high energy FCS fast talk sessions designed to share successes, outreach efforts, innovative programs and strategies, and/or creative collaborations. The 10-minute sessions are designed to share ideas that have worked really well for FCS professionals can “take-away” and use the very next week. Get ready to inspire and ignite immediate action with proven strategies!   We will notify IGNITE! presenters via email on April 23 rd . Accepted presenters will be asked to prepare a 10-minute pre-recorded video to be submitted by the deadline, June 1 st . Instructions and tips for recording videos will be provided to all accepted presenters. ...
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Deadline Extended: March 31, 2021 Acceptance Notifications:  April 30, 2021 The Community of Apparel, Textiles, and Design is now accepting entries for the 2021 Juried Showcase.  Submit a publishable abstract and photos to showcase your best work in apparel design/clothing & wearable textile art, art & design/fiber/non-fiber, interior design/housing & textile art, and other creative areas. If selected, you will make an oral presentation and exhibit your work during the conference. Members and Nonmembers may submit.  Submission of an entry, or entries, indicates that submitter(s) or sponsoring AAFCS member agree(s) to register for the conference ...
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The Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) announces a call for undergraduate research abstracts for poster presentation at the 2021 Annual Conference. The undergraduate research and/or course project may focus on: Advocacy & collaboration Leadership & association engagement Educational tools & resources Research & scholarship, and Trends & innovation Culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism; Education and training; Food science and nutrition; Health management and wellness; Housing and interior design; Human/child development and family relations; Personal and family finance; ...
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Deadline Extended:  March 31, 2021 The Community of Colleges, Universities & Research (CUR) and the Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) announce a call for research abstracts for either an oral or poster presentation at the 2021 Annual Conference. Selection Criteria for Abstracts :  Abstracts will be judged in accordance with the following criteria:  (1) Significance and originality of the research; (2) purpose and rationale clearly stated; (3) soundness of the research design/methodology; (4) findings/results clearly stated; (5) relevance of the implications and conclusions; and (6) clarity and organization of written abstract, including meeting ...
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After an extensive and rigorous national search, the AAFCS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Nancy Bock has accepted the position of Executive Director, effective March 1, 2021. The Board made the final decision based on Nancy’s extensive association management and leadership experience along with her family and consumer sciences work for the Department of Agriculture; Cooperative Extension Service; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; and in the non-profit arena. Nancy brings additional experience from her 18- year career with American Cleaning Institute, where she served on the Executive Team and as the first female Senior Vice ...
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When Jeanette Collett reflects on her 39-year career as a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) educator, you can hear the smile in her voice, “It was so rewarding -- it wasn’t work!” In recognition of FCS Educator Day and Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month, AAFCS Interim Executive Director Lori Myers, CFCS, recently had the opportunity to visit with Jeanette, who was an AAFCS member for 29 years, taught career education in high school, but spent most of her time teaching FCS to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland, Maine, a community she is quick to share was very supportive of her FCS classes. Little did she ...
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