Department of Family Social Science associate Professor Joyce Serido teamed up with Extension educators across the state to create a pilot program that helps students and families make better choices about financing higher education.
The program began in January, and Serido will meet with Extension educators in February to fine tune the program to make it accessible to various groups statewide.
The Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal selected FSoS associate professor Susan Walker’s article “Family Educators’ Technology Use and Factors Influencing Technology Acceptance Attitudes” as the best paper in family and consumer sciences education published by the journal in 2015.
FCSRJ chose her article for the following reasons: the topic is original, the research design and methodology demonstrate high standards, and the article has the potential to make a lasting contribution to the theory and/or practice in family and consumer sciences.
Walker’s article is one of seven published by FCSRJ in 2015 to be recognized. The journal published a total of 28 articles in 2015.
In a MinnPost article, Department of Family Social Science associate professor Jenifer McGuire stressed the importance of an inclusive approach when it comes to gender, and said the sooner we can talk to children regarding gender, the better.
In a US News and World Report article, Department of Family Social Science professor Steve Harris stressed the importance of preserving children’s mental health as parents divorce, and shared coping strategies for divorcing parents hoping to avoid long-term emotional effects on their children.
FSoS associate professor, Jenifer McGuire, will deliver the keynote address at the Minnesota Council on Family Relations’ (MCFR) fall 2015 conference. Her presentation is titled “Addressing Gender in School, Work, and Family.” The conference will be held at the New Brighton Community Center on December 4, 2015. Visit the MCFR website for more information.
Under the bill, funding will be provided for the Department of Education to create outreach programs that help Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee families to access early childhood care and education resources.
“We believe that family engagement efforts are needed to ensure the hardest to reach populations, like Southeast Asian population, are gaining access to these wonderful early child education resources to close the achievement gap,” Xiong said to the committee.
“To my knowledge, the manner in which we have written this textbook is unique within undergraduate education,” Mendenhall explained. “And it’s also the first time I’ve ever heard students tell me they love our book. ”
On February 6, they traveled to Capitol Hill to participate in the Winter Training Institutes, where they worked with presenters in the areas of cultural sensitive interventions, as well as the integration of advanced quantitative research modalities.
Gagner and Landers met with congressional representatives, including the Legislative Director of Congresswoman Betty McCollum, to highlight the importance of the Minority Fellowship Program.
Learn more about Gagner and Landers, and their research interests and accomplishments on their profile pages: