Community Events

Community Events

Take a look below at the fantastic offerings at our community showcases and events! 


You may still submit an application for the Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Curriculum Showcase--download the application to learn more! 

Assembly of Higher Education Undergraduate Poster Presentations
Assembly of Higher Education Faculty Poster Presentations

Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Graduate Poster Presentations
Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations
Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Curriculum Showcase
Community of Apparel, Textiles, and Design Juried Showcase

Assembly of Higher Education Undergraduate Poster Presentations

Monday, June 25th, 5:15pm-7:15pm; Tuesday, June 26th, 9:00am-11:00am

Assessment of Perceived Benefits from a Meal Program at a Healthcare Hospitality House through Action Research and Internship

Sarah L. Wagner, Bradley University
Advisor: Dr. Magdalena Sas, Assistant Professor, Director

Children’s Exercise Preferences: Exergaming vs. Traditional Gym Equipment
Sarah Taravella, Southeastern Louisiana University
Advisor: Dr. Holly Kihm

Effects of Social Support and Music on Exercise Adherence and Enjoyment in Children
Callie Lambert, Southeastern Louisiana University
Advisor: Dr. Holly Kihm

Viajiyu Collaboration: Identifying Opportunities for Customized Sneakers through a Co-creative Design Process
Gabriela Discepoli, Kent State University
Advisor: Kendra Lapolla

Rethreaded: Service Learning Through Charity Thrift Store Promotional Problem Solving
Amanda Johnson, Simone Barbour, Brianna Dillion, Terrell Lowry, and Amber London, Georgia Southern University
Advisor: Addie Martindale, Ph.D

What’s in the Name: Social and Cultural Identity in The Naming Process
Katie A. Green, University of Colorado Denver
Advisor: Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano

Collegiate Assembly Student Recruitment and Retention Poster Presentations


Learning to Blossom in a New Landscape: Recruitment and Retention Strategies at CarsonNewman
Heather Whaley, CFCS, Carson Newman University

Promoting Retention: Technology and Connectivity
Barbara L. Stewart, CFCS, University of Houston

Student Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation
Deborah Belcher, Middle Tennessee State University

Student Retention: Challenges and Opportunities
Deborah Belcher, Middle Tennessee State University

Using Personalized Communication to Achieve Recruitment and Retention Goals
Brenda A. Martin, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Poster Presentations

Monday, June 25th, 5:15pm-7:15pm; Tuesday, June 26th, 9:00am-11:00am

Best Practices in Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Amanda K. Holland, CFCS; and Karen L. Alexander, CFCS; Texas Tech University

Classrooms With Heart: Teaching, Modeling, & Supporting Empathy in the Classroom
Nicole A. Graves, CFCS-HDFS, South Dakota State University

Consumer Preferences and Usage of Retail Formats
Barbara L. Stewart, CFCS; Carole Goodson, and Susan Miertschin, University of Houston

Designing Research Methods for 3D Virtual Apparel Simulation System: Part I. Creating a Virtual Apparel on a Virtual Body
Youngjoo Lee, Beth Myers, and Hope Wallace, Georgia Southern University

Emotional Attachment to Mobile Devices
Yun-Jung Choi, State University of New York, Oneonta; and Hyun-Joo Jeon, University of Nevada, Reno

Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers’ Characteristics, Attitudes Toward Poverty, and Learning Environment Climates
Carmen Pedersen, CFCS; Barbara N. Allison; Monica Martin; Karen L. Alexander, CFCS; and Marcello Schmidt, Texas Tech University

FCS College Students’ Familiarity With FCS-BOK: Focusing on Relationship Elements
Sung-Jin Lee, Meeshay Williams-Wheeler, Elizabeth Newcomb Hopfer, and Jane Walker, North Carolina A&T State University

“I Love You; Don’t Hurt Me”: Teaching Healthy Dating to Adolescents
Rufaro Chitiyo, Tennessee Technological University; Chantelle Eggleton, CFCS-HDFS, The University of Akron; and Kate Gronquist, Kansas State University

Identifying Obstacles to National Conference Participation
Anne Pitts, CFCS, Kansas State University Research and Extension; Heidi Radunovich, University of Florida; Rachel Schichtl, CFCS, University of Central Arkansas; and Julie Temple, Radford University

Interactive Physical Activity Lab: Utilizing Experiential Education to Promote Behavior Change Among Children and Youth
Holly Kihm, Southeastern Louisiana University

Mitigating Home Environmental Challenges for Older Renters in Low-Income Community Dwellings
Daejin Kim (1), Sung-Jin Lee (1), Suk-Kyung Kim (2), Valerie L. Giddings (1), & Sheryl Renee Robinson (1);
(1)North Carolina A&T State University; (2)Michigan State University

Mobile Learning Technologies: Student Preferences and Opportunities for Educators
Barbara L. Stewart, CFCS; Carole Goodson, and Susan Miertschin, University of Houston

Positioning Food Label Knowledge Among Consumers in a South African Context
Daleen Van der Merwe, Susara C. Havenga, and Magdalena J.C. Bosman, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa; and Mary M. Warnock, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Impact of Hospitality House Usage on the Needs, Perceptions, and Stress of Family Caretakers With Hospitalized Family Members
Cynthia Steinwedel, Magdalena Sas, and Sarah Wagner, Bradley University

Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations

Tuesday, June 26th, 11:00am-12:00pm

The Effect of Relationship Education on Adolescent Life Goals
Presented by Ani Yazedjian, Dan G. Lannin, Leandra N. Parris, Illinois State University

T-Shirt as My Billboard
Presented by Leigh Southward, University of Arkansas; Carrie Cox, Western Kentucky University; and Laurie M. Apple, University of Arkansas

Which One of These Is Not Like the Other? Differentiating Among Women That Use Physical Aggression in Romantic Relationships
Presented by Lisa Moyer, Winthrop University

Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Curriculum Showcase

Tuesday, June 26th, 9:00am-11:00am, as part of the "Showcase Your Work" event in the Expo Egg-stravaganza

22 Years in the Making: Teaching Ideas, Resources and A Little Stress Relief Too!
Camelle Kinney, North Star High School, NE
National Teacher of the Year Merit Finalist, Nebraska Affiliate Teacher of the Year

Bake to Build STEAM for Families, Classrooms and Community

Sharon P. Davis, Home Baking Association

Comfort Quilts Saves Lives
Susan Butler, Helena Schools, MT
Montana Affiliate Teacher of the Year

Community Service for FCS and Beyond
Phyllis Sweatt, Bowling Green Independent School District, Bowling Green High
Kentucky Affiliate Teacher of the Year

COUNTing on Kindness
Jenny Lee Watson, CFCS, Southeast Middle School-Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
National Teacher of the Year

Don't Reinvent the Wheel--Help is on the Way to Easily Integrate Service Learning Into Your FCS Program
Marilyn Swierk, CFCS-Retired, MS Innovations

Evolution of Immersive Learning at Ball State University...From the Home Economics Home Management House to the Maplewood Mansion Learning Lab
Carla Earhart, CFCS, and Emily Schripsema, Ball State University

Family and Consumer Science--Introductory Foods: The Importance of Community Nutrition and Family and Consumer Sciences Major
Dr. Glenda Lindsey and Dr. Lurline Whittaker, Morgan State University

Fill Your Teaching Toolbox with Curriculum Resources from The Curriculum Center for Family & Consumer Sciences
Dr. Katy Blatnick-Gagne and Mara Driscoll, The Curriculum Center for Family & Consumer Sciences, Lubbock, TX

Hands On Banking
Mia Russell, Ph.D., Wells Fargo, Baltimore, MD

Nutrition and Wellness: Fostering a Commitment for Sustaining Wellness for Life
Karen L. Roberts, Woodrow Wilson High School, VA
National Teacher of the Year Merit Finalist, Virginia Affiliate Teacher of the Year

Organic Farm to Table Initiative
Candice Hancock, SAU41 Hollis Brookine Cooperative
New Hampshire Affiliate Teacher of the Year

Poultry and Egg Production Program
Sandria Godwin and John Ricketts, Tennessee State University

Projects and Lesson Plans for Teaching Hospitality and Tourism Pathway
Tiffany Moore, Selma City Schools System 

Strut Your Stuff!
Marilyn Swierk, CFCS-Retired, MS Innovations

Strengthen FCS by Taking It to the Streets
Marilyn Swierk, CFCS-Retired, MS Innovations

Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences in the 21st Century: A New Methods Textbook
Dr. Karen Alexander, CFCS and Amanda Holland, CFCS, Texas Tech University

Community of Apparel, Textiles, and Design Juried Showcase

Tuesday, June 26th, 9:00am-11:00am, as part of the "Showcase Your Work" event in the Expo Egg-stravaganza

Professional

"Unconventional Beauty"
Ja Young Hwang, Kent State University

"Phalaenopsis Amabilis 1"
Ja Young Hwang, Kent State University

"Interlaced"
J. Robin Robinson, Indiana State University

"Love on a wire: Embellished Corsetry"
Deborah Belcher, Gina Pisut, and Lauren Rudd, Middle Tennessee State University

"Paint"
Janice B. Haynes, Delta State University

"Silk Sampler"
Janice B. Haynes, Delta State University

"Collaborate and Reinvent"
Janice B. Haynes and Georgia Tindall, Delta State University

“Bògòlanfini in Leather”
Tameka Ellington, Kent State University

"Lady in Red" 
Farrell Doss, Radford University

"De Luxe"
YoungJoo Lee, Georgia Southern University

"Monongahela Incline into Fashion"
Myung-Hee Chae, Montclair State University

"Blue Wave"
Kendra Lapolla, Kent State University

"Hope" 
Kendra Lapolla, Kent State University

"Concrete Rose"
Bridgett Clinton-Scott, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

"Many Ways Home"
LynDee Lombardo

"Degas Debutante"
Janet A. Blood, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"Star Flower Remade 2"
Addie Martindale, Georgia Southern University

"The Carnation  Coat"
Chanjuan Chen, Kent State University

"Flower Power"
Erin M. Irick, University of Wyoming

Graduate Student

"Cyclone: Circular System of Upholstered Waste to Bags"
Laura Taylor, Iowa State University
Sponsored by Young-A Lee

Undergraduate Student

"Autumn Leaves"
Kelse Redwine, Baylor University
Sponsored by Rachael Eike

"Rooted in Confidence"
Emily Martin, Central Washington University
Sponsored by Andrea Eklund

"Strength within the Rain"
Alexandra Vaira, Central Washington University
Sponsored by Andrea Eklund

"Alentina"
Maria Zepeda, Central Washington University
Sponsored by Andrea Eklund