March 2013 Archives

IFHE CALL FOR PAPERS

"The economic and social situation of families in the context of Home Economics" (working title)

The International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) is the only worldwide organisation concerned with Home Economics and Consumer Studies. The ultimate goal of the Federation is the improvement of the quality of everyday life for individuals, families and households. The IFHE is running a campaign related to the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family 2014 (IYF 2014), on the theme: "Empowering Individuals, Families and Communities through Home Economics - Confronting Family Poverty and Social Exclusion". One of the main activities of the campaign is the publication of an E-Journal on the theme: "The economic and social situation of families in the context of Home Economics".

For more information, see http://www.cafcs.org/documents/news/ifhe-call-for-papers-march-2013.pdf.

New Online Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, online journal published three times a year by the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University.

View the journal at http://jhse.msstate.edu/

CAFCS Business Meeting - Feb 21, 2013

CAFCS Business Meeting
February 21, 2013
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
Washington DC

Mardell Wilson called the meeting to order at 3:45pm.  Greetings were given from 1890's institutions, BOHS, AAFCS and Kappa Omicron Nu.  Caroline Jackson, on behalf of the FCS Alliance reported that the brand was introduced to media and publishing outlets such as Whole Living, Essex, Fitness Magazine and Self Magazine.  Written reports on FCS Branding and the possibility of a venture capitalist partner were shared.  Kappa Omicron Nu's centennial was celebrated.  Minutes of 2.04.12 were approved as was the treasurer's report consisting of closing of FY12 and the status of FY13 budget.  Standing committee reports were given by:

CAFCS Board Meeting - Feb 20, 2013

CAFCS Board Meeting
2/20/13
Washington DC

In attendance: M. Wilson; J. Atiles, N. Rabolt, G. Johnson, D. Mitstifer, V. Giddings, A. Vail, L. Martin

Mardell Wilson called the meeting to order at 8:40am.  The minutes of June 25, 2012 were adopted with minor corrections.  Nancy Rabolt presented the budget and requested to move $2500 FCS Alliance as well as correct the number of members showing on the 2012 budget.  The budget was approved.  (see attached).  The nominating committee was discussed.  It was noted that four positions are now available.  In the spirit of progress and to facilitate the process of electing officers for next year, Gearldean Johnson appointed Valerie Giddings and Lynda Martin to help her with the nominating committee at the present time.  Elections will be held for president-elect, Vice President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer Elect and 2 members of the nominating committee.

Frequency of publication

The International Journal of Home Economics is published twice a year. Papers for review will be accepted throughout the year to e-mail: [email protected]

Focus

The International Federation for Home Economics is the only worldwide organisation concerned with Home Economics and Consumer Studies. It was founded in 1908 to serve as a platform for international exchange within the field of Home Economics. IFHE is an International Non Governmental Organisation (INGO), having consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC, FAO, UNESCO, UNICEF) and with the Council of Europe.

This refereed journal brings together emergent and breaking work on all aspects of Home Economics, and most importantly, how we might improve and renew the everyday work of Home Economists. It features quantitative and qualitative, disciplinary and trans-disciplinary, empirical and theoretical work and will include special editions on key developments. It aims to push the boundaries of theory and research--to seek out new paradigms, models and ways of framing Home Economics.

Contributors

The International Journal of Home Economics welcomes contributions from members and non- members, from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.