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Linkages Online Newsletter Spring 2013

Interior Design Student Wins Award in national PAVE Design Competition

     It was announced on April 17, 2013, that Jade Boyle, a senior interior design student from Glasgow, KY, won second place in The Jade Boyle and her designPlanning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) competition  for her store fixtue design.  Jade will receive a $2500 cash prize from PAVE for achieving this honor.     

     The challenge for this year's competition was to design a functional headphone display and include a 3-D rendering of the design for judging.  PAVE received 209 entries from 12 countries and Ms. Boyle  competed against students from the US, India, the UK and France. The top twelve designs were produced as prototypes to display at GlobalShop 2013,  in Chicago, which offers the students a chance to see their designs come to life, gain exposure at a major industry trade show, and win cash awards. 


Dietetic Students Win Awards and Scholarships

     Three Dietetics students were honored at the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting in April, 2013.

     Jan Claussen, senior from Hendersonville, TN, was named the 2013 Outstanding Dietetics Student. 

     Hannah Yount, senior from Jackson, Ky., won the Iva Alexander Scholarship.

     Audrey Kaelin, senior from Owensboro, Ky., won the Lyn Fleming Scholarship,.

     Congratulations to these students for receiving these much-deserved honors.


Hadden Receives Recognition

     Eloise Hadden, of Auburn, KY,  a 1956 graduate of the Family and Consumer Sciences department, was installed in the Governor Louie B. Nunn Teacher Hall of Fame on February 26, 2013.  "This year's inductees are indicative of the high quality of Kentucky teachers," Gov. Steve Beshear said. "We've all come to expect great things from Kentucky teachers."

     Congratulations to Eloise Hadden on this prestigious achievement.


FACS Students Honored at the College of Health and Human Services Annual Awards Banquet

                                                  FACS Outstanding Students 2013

     Ten FACS students received accolades for their outstanding performance both academically and in leadership this past year.  Those receiving awards were:

Outstanding Senior in Child Studies -- Wynn Shroyer,  senior from New Salisbury, IN,

Outstanding Student in Early Childhood Education -- Stephanie Koeller from Bowling Green, KY

Outstanding Senior in Family & Consumer Sciences Education -- Misty Whitney, senior from Bowling Green, KY

Outstanding Senior in Fashion Merchandising -- Alexander Panzarella, senior from Radcliff, KY

Outstanding Senior in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management -- Courtney Rymer, senior from Nashville, TN

Outstanding Student in Interior Design -- Ann-Alan Callahan from Bowling Green, KY

IIDA Leadership Award -- Renee Eckstein from Owensboro, KY

Outstanding Senior in Nutrition and Dietetics -- Jan Claussen, senior from Hendersonville, TN

Phi Upsilon Omicron - Academic Excellence -- Jan Claussen, senior from Hendersonville, TN

Phi Upsilon Omicron - Excellence in Service -- Jan Claussen, senior from Hendersonville, TN

Phi Upsilon Omicron - Academic Excellence -- Audrey Kaelin from Owensboro, KY

Phi Upsilon Omicron - Excellence in Leadership -- Audrey Kaelin from Owensboro, KY

Phi Upsilon Omicron - Outstanding New Initiate -- Bethany Steinhaus of Bowling Green, KY

     Congratulations to all these outstanding students.


Fashion Merchandising Students Compete in Fashion Group International Career Day

Fashion Merchandising students     On April 12, 2013, a Fashion Career Day was held at the World Trade Center Apparel Mart in Dallas, TX.  This year, ten WKU Fashion Merchandising students attended along with their instructor, Cindy Jones.  Eight of the students competed in the Trend Forecasting Board competition for the Natural Fiber Council.  With over 550 entries and 44 schools represented this year, it was the most competitive Career Day on record.  FGI Dallas Career Day 2013 awarded $37,500 in scholarships this year, including the new FGI Dallas President's Award for $2000 to the first runner up to The Musselman Fashion Design Award.  The students competing are judged by an outside panel of experts and the amount of talent that is presented is truly amazing.


Dietetic Interns Attend Legislative Day at State Capitol

Dietetic Interns

 On February 7, 2013, the WKU Dietetic Intern class, along with two WKU dietetics faculty, attended the Kentucky Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics annual legislative day at the Kentucky State Capitol.  The interns attended an information session and toured the legislative chambers.  While in the Senate Chamber, the interns had the opportunity to meet and talk with The Honorable Mike Wilson, state Senator from Bowling Green, and the interns were introduced on the Senate floor.




     Marjorie Hall Cowherd, age 94, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.  She was a graduate of the Family and Consumer Sciences department, was a member of the FACS Alumni Association, and the Warren County Home Economists. 


Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program

Department of Applied Human Sciences, Academic Complex 302 , phone 270-745-4352


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