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Deadline: March 22, 2021 Acceptance Notifications:  April 15, 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 and ...
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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:  March 22, 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 all requirements ...
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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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Applications are open for the Iowa AFCS Awards which are due on February 1, 2021! Below is the link to nomination form. The following is the listing of award opportunities: Teacher of the Year --This award was established to provide recognition for innovative, creative programming and teaching methods in family and consumer sciences and for effectiveness in stimulating student motivation plus personal growth.    New Achiever—This award was established to identify and honor emerging members with potential for achieving significant accomplishments in, and through, family and consumer sciences.   Distinguished Service-- This award was established in ...
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Iowa AFCS Spring 2020 Newsletter
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Iowa AFCS Fall 2020 Newsletter
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AAFCS is pleased to announce its 2021 honorees for the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) !  Early in 2021, we'll be learning more about each of our honorees online and in our Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, and look forward to celebrating their contributions to the association and field.   The DSA was established by the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) Foundation in 1979 as a living tribute to members to recognize superior achievements in family and consumer sciences, outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession, and sustained association leadership at both state and national levels.
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FCS fit  Wellness Wednesday: Renewed Funding Opportunity! AAFCS is excited to announce that it will once again be a facilitator of the Healthy for Life® 20 By  20 community nutrition program , an initiative led by  Aramark  and the  Am erican Heart A ssociation (AHA),  with  10 grants of $2,500 each available !  What is it? The purpose of this program is to provide food discovery  experiences and nutrition education to communities across the nation. Up to 10  Healthy for  Life® 20 By 20 community nutrition program grants  are available. Sub-grantees will receive $2,500 in funding and AHA training and resources to implement four ...
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