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Serido helps students and families make better decisions about financing higher education

Serido helps students and families make better decisions about financing higher education

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 … Continue reading Serido helps students and families make better decisions about financing higher education

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Walker’s article selected as best paper by FCSRJ

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 … Continue reading Walker’s article selected as best paper by FCSRJ

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McGuire says the earlier gender is addressed with children, the better

McGuire says the earlier gender is addressed with children, the better

 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. Read the article here. Learn more about McGuire and her research interests here.

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The key to effectively blending families? “Intentional parenting,” Doherty says in WSJ article.

The key to effectively blending families? “Intentional parenting,” Doherty says in WSJ article.

In a Wall Street Journal article, Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty discussed the necessity for having a plan when it comes to parenting children in blended families. Read the article here. Learn more about Doherty and his projects here. 

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Harris shares coping strategies for children dealing with divorcing parents

Harris shares coping strategies for children dealing with divorcing parents

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. Read the article here. Also, read about the Minnesota Couples on the Brink project.

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McGuire to deliver keynote speech at MCFR 2015 conference

McGuire to deliver keynote speech at MCFR 2015 conference

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.

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Joyce Serido talks about college students and personal finance in MPR segment

Joyce Serido talks about college students and personal finance in MPR segment

MPR featured FSoS Associate Professor Joyce Serido in a recent segment about college students and personal finance. Listen to audio here. Learn more about Serido and her work on family finances on her profile page.

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Xiong helps to pass education bill funding outreach to Southeast Asian community

Xiong helps to pass education bill funding outreach to Southeast Asian community

Department of Family Social Science professor Zha Blong Xiong worked with legislators and community members to get bill HF1930 to pass the Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee. 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 … Continue reading Xiong helps to pass education bill funding outreach to Southeast Asian community

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Professor McCulloch elected to NCFR Fellows Committee

Professor McCulloch elected to NCFR Fellows Committee

 Congratulations to Department of Family Social Science professor Jan McCulloch who was just elected to the Fellows Committee for the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The committee is elected by NCFR members for a three-year term, and recommends the honorary title of “NCFR Fellow” to the Board. Learn more about the committee on the … Continue reading Professor McCulloch elected to NCFR Fellows Committee

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