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Family and Consumer Sciences Education Academy held at OSU
The College of Human Sciences recently hosted the inaugural Family and Consumer Sciences Education Academy. Eight Oklahoma high school seniors spent a week on the Oklahoma State University campus learning about the field family and consumer sciences and the career opportunities available in FCS education through the Cooperative Extension Service and in public schools. In addition to presentations from FCS educators and lessons on how to be an FCS teacher, the students toured the OSU campus including Boone Pickens Stadium and visited a county Cooperative Extension office and high school FCS classrooms.
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Human Sciences Researchers Received Best Paper Award at AAFCS Conference in St. Louis
Michael J. Merten from Oklahoma State University and Amanda L. Williams from The University of Southern Mississippi received the Best Paper Award for Human Development and Family Studies at the 105th Annual Conference of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in St. Louis on June 27. Merten is an associate professor of human development and family science in the College of Human Sciences at OSU in Tulsa and Williams is an assistant professor in the child and family studies department of the College of Education and Psychology. The award was presented by Dr. Sharon DeVaney, Editor of the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal.
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Family & Consumer Sciences and Cooperative Extension in a Diverse World
The Journal of Extension recently published an article by Jorge Atiles, College of Human Sciences Associate Dean for Extension and Engagement, and Gina Eubanks, Associate Vice Chancellor for Extension at Louisiana State University, on the history and future of Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension. After a reflection on the 100 years of Extension, the article discusses the role FCS will play in addressing the needs of new and emerging audiences. Click here to read the article.
 

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