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Wellness Wednesday:  Don't Feed the Bully Next month is  National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month,  a time when many schools and communities emphasize bullying prevention measures. While the research is developing, the Centers for Disease Control reports there is evidence these prevention measures have a positive impact on reducing bullying behavior.  Though the stereotypical schoolyard bully hurling cruel comments still exists, the prevalence of cyberbullying is now an additional threat . StopBullying.Gov offers research-based information for individuals, schools, and administrators on how to  help combat this pervasive type of bullying, which ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 27, 2018 – The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored its graduate fellowship recipient at a ceremony during the 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dawn Michaelson, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, received the Jewell L. Taylor Graduate Fellowship, which supports one graduate student pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) awards graduate fellowships to individuals who have exhibited the potential to make contributions to the family and consumer sciences (FCS) field. Individuals who receive ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 27, 2018 – The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored its graduate fellowship recipient at a ceremony during the recent 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.  Shanting Chen, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, received the Jewell L. Taylor Graduate Fellowship, which supports one graduate student pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) awards graduate fellowships to individuals who have exhibited the potential to make contributions to the family and consumer sciences (FCS) field. Individuals who ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 27, 2018 – The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored its undergraduate scholarship recipient at a ceremony during the recent 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.  Kennedy Navis, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, received the Jewell L. Taylor Undergraduate Scholarship, which supports one undergraduate student pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) awards undergraduate scholarships to individuals who have exhibited the potential to make contributions to the family and consumer ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 23, 2018 – June Thomas, CFCS-Retired, of Odum, Ga., was honored with the Wiley-Berger Award for Volunteer Service at the recent American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Ga.  Established in 1989, the Wiley-Berger Award for Volunteer Service recognizes commitment to volunteer service and to family and consumer sciences.  The award is given in memory of David R. Wiley, D. Reid, and Agnes Miller Berger, and is an outgrowth of a 1985 award proposal originated by AAFCS’ Home and Community Section.  The award is co-sponsored by the Wiley-Berger Award for Volunteer ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 23, 2018 – Joan Koonce, CPFFE, faculty member and financial planning specialist in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia, was honored with the Excellence in Extension Grant at the recent American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Ga. The purpose of the Excellence in Extension Grant is to provide seed money for programs designed to enhance the well-being of families, support the efforts of AAFCS, and expand the Cooperative Extension program efforts. In Koonce’s current role, she trains local extension agents and is the leader ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 23, 2018 – Karen K. Melton and Nicole McAninch, both of Baylor University, were honored with the AAFCS Centennial Scholars Research Grant at the recent American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Ga. In honor of the association’s 100th anniversary, the AAFCS Centennial Scholars Research Grant was created to fund research that will be shared with AAFCS members and used to promote the AAFCS mission. In order for members to carry out the mission of AAFCS, a scientific basis for practice is critical. Stimulating new and needed research advances the application ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 23, 2018 – Gayla Randel, CFCS, family and consumer sciences consultant for the Kansas Department of Education, was honored with the Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar Award at the recent American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Ga. The Chalkley-Fenn Public Policy Visiting Scholar Award was established in 1990 to honor Gladys Branegan Chalkley, president and treasurer of AAFCS from 1940-1942. The scholarship is also funded by a gift from the estate of Geraldine G. Fenn, a South Dakota native who was an Extension 4-H specialist in Montana. Today, ...
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Wellness Wednesday:  Summer Goals -- Strengthen Your Social and Emotional Intelligence! If you were fortunate to attend the   109th Annual Conference & Expo   in Atlanta earlier this summer, you know there were many great learning opportunities centered on the theme of  Cultivating Social and Emotional Competence for Healthy Relationships . If you missed a session, check out the   Annual Conference Community online , where available presentations from the conference are now categorized in the library. To view,   log-in   with your AAFCS member ID and password. Once you select the folder, the presentations will appear on the right side of the ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 22, 2018 – The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored its New Achiever Award recipients at a ceremony during the recent 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.  Among those selected for the prestigious award is Sarah Jill Puddy, family and consumer sciences teacher at Sabish Middle School in Fond du Lac, Wis. Initiated in 1984, the AAFCS New Achiever Award recognizes emerging professionals who have demonstrated their potential for making significant contributions in family and consumer sciences through their involvement with AAFCS. Award recipients are professionals with three ...
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