We teamed up with Texas State University to offer an exciting new leadership program for minority and first generation students. The JCPenney Leadership Lab launched in 2016, providing an opportunity for students from the college’s fashion merchandise program to visit the JCPenney Home Office, where they met with JCPenney executives, including Chairman and CEO Marvin Ellison. The program provided the students an insightful peek into the corporate world at one of America’s largest retailers. Because of this rewarding experience, many of these students decided to join the Company’s leadership trainee program following graduation.
Congratulations to the Dietetic Interns, class of 2017!
They provided over 10,000 hours of service to clinical and community nutrition organizations throughout Central Texas.
Rotation sites have included: Seton, St. David’s, CTMC, Resolute, and Methodist Hospitals, Headstart of Hays County, the San Antonio Foodbank, CommUnityCare Health Centers, the Eating Recovery Center, the Sustainable Food Center, and Urban Roots.
They’ll be joining over 100 of our successful Dietetic Internship alumni, providing nutrition services nationwide.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Association will be having recruitment meetings on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in room 188, and Friday, October 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in room 135. Refreshments will be served. We invite Consumer Affairs, and Teacher Certification majors to join us. Membership is open to all FCS majors and students enrolled in a class in the school of Family and Consumer Sciences.
When: Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Alkek Library Teaching Theater
Description: As we face the most critical global challenges of our time — income disparities, malnutrition, and climate change — Texas State is honored to host award-winning writer, activist, and academic, Raj Patel, to address the question: how do we continue to feed a growing world population despite limited resources? In honor of World Food Day and Texas State’s 2016-2017 Common Experience "A Century of Conflict," Dr. Patel will explore the influence of technology, classism, and the financial industry on current and historical food production, and address the interconnectedness of global conflict and food access.
Sponsors include University Lecturers Series; School of Family and Consumer Sciences; Common Experience; College of Applied Arts; Departments of Geography, Philosophy, History, and Sociology; Honors College; Student Nutrition Organization.
The Fashion Merchandising Program in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences in collaboration with Career Services at Texas State University will be hosting its annual regional career seminar and recruiting event on February 24 and 25. Texas State students majoring in Fashion Merchandising as well as students attending other colleges and universities in Texas pursuing career options in Merchandising will be invited to participate in a full day of career planning and networking activities.
Three of our FM graduating seniors – Sydney Lowrie, Christy Rodriguez, and Ashleigh Blocker, placed third in the McCoy Business Plan Competition that was held this past Friday, April 8th. Their business plan, Spot Seeker, is an innovative application that utilizes sensor technology to let students within a university know where they can find parking spots on campus. They had created the business plan last semester in Enterprise Development and used for their submission. Ms. Moore and I gave them the opportunity to present in our classes, gain feedback from fellow students and the overall response was outstanding! Please see the picture attached of our finalists!
As part of the Hays County REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) Project, community health workers and community leaders are working to improve access to healthy food and safe environments for physical activity among a low-income Hispanic community.