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Stum says it’s not the big things that matter when dividing assets

Stum says it’s not the big things that matter when dividing assets

In a recent New York Times article, FSOS professor Marlene Stum says it’s not the big things that matter when dividing assets after the death of a loved one. In fact, Stum says that most often families have decided ahead of time what will be done with the items bearing any significant monetary value. It’s the smaller … Continue reading Stum says it’s not the big things that matter when dividing assets

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FSOS dept. head met second lady on trip to DC

FSOS dept. head met second lady on trip to DC

  FSOS department head, Lynne Borden, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for an event with Joining Forces. As part of the event titled, “Operation Educate the Educators: Sharing Successes and Setting Sights for the Future,” Dr. Borden met Dr. Jill Biden. Joining Forces is an organization that works on behalf of military families. In addition … Continue reading FSOS dept. head met second lady on trip to DC

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FSoS alumnus benefits from deportation reprieve program

FSoS alumnus benefits from deportation reprieve program

After years of living in the United States illegally, Daniel Perez, a former FSoS undergraduate student and current graduate student, has a green card after qualifying for a federal program that offers deportation reprieve for immigrants who entered the country as children. Perez, who crossed the Mexican border when he was 15, qualified for the … Continue reading FSoS alumnus benefits from deportation reprieve program

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Diego Garcia-Huidobro named finalist in CEHD’s Three Minute Thesis Competition

Diego Garcia-Huidobro named finalist in CEHD’s Three Minute Thesis Competition

FSoS doctoral candidate Diego Garcia-Huidobro has been named as a finalist in the inaugural CEHD Three Minute Thesis competition. Garcia-Huidobro is one of eight finalists, and the only finalist from FSoS. Garcia-Huidobro will be competing for $500. The runner up and the people’s choice will receive prizes of $250 respectively. Despite this being the first … Continue reading Diego Garcia-Huidobro named finalist in CEHD’s Three Minute Thesis Competition

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Professor Krentzman quoted in White Bear Press article

Professor Amy Krentzman was recently quoted in the White Bear Press article “Mother’s letters gave addicted son a dose of reality“. Martha Wegner began writing letters to her son and posting them to a blog during a period when he was homeless due to drug addiction. The blog is now published in a book entitled, “Dear … Continue reading Professor Krentzman quoted in White Bear Press article

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Children of FSoS alumna named “Bell Museum Tiny Curators”

The children of FSoS alumna Anna Williams and CSE alumnus Nick Williams, Miller (age 9) and Maria (age 10), were each named an honorary “Bell Museum Tiny Curator” after they developed their own “Tiny Natural History Museum,” near their home in Minnetrista. There were more than 100 objects on display at their museum, and being … Continue reading Children of FSoS alumna named “Bell Museum Tiny Curators”

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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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