Family, consumer sciences professor honored; conference Sept. 30
September 26, 2016
UW-Stout’s historic connection and continuing strength in
the field of family and consumer sciences will be highlighted at the annual
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference Friday, Sept. 30, at the
Memorial Student Center.
The conference chair is Professor Diane Klemme, who in
August received the Honorary Family and Consumer Science Award from Wisconsin
Family and Consumer Educators. The award recognizes someone who has made a
major contribution to supporting and promoting family and consumer education as
well as advocating views that influence policy beyond the local level.
Klemme, who has a Ph.D. in the discipline from Iowa State
University, is director of UW-Stout’s undergraduate program in family and
consumer sciences education.
The conference keynote will be given by Carolyn Barnhart,
UW-Stout professor emeritus and the
2015-16 president of the American Association of Family and Consumer
Sciences. Her talk will be “Celebrating 125 Years of Family and Consumers
Sciences Education at UW-Stout.”
UW-Stout, marking its 125th anniversary, opened in 1891 with
a training program in domestic science. Throughout its history, the university
has offered a bachelor’s degree program in home economics or related
discipline, such as family and consumer sciences.
Other conference presenters Sept. 30 include several
UW-Stout professors and administrators, including Maria Alm, dean of the
College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Professor Diane Klemme recently received a family and consumer educators
state award and will chair the university’s Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Conference Sept. 30.