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                                          JANUARY

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 1/22/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Hard to believe it is 2010 already, or as Stephen Colbert has it, ‘010. The year is starting off (ok,
it is not really starting, but this is the end of Week 1 of the Spring Semester, so it is sort of
starting) as a good one. Here are some of the news items we have to celebrate:

New Faculty Member Hired!

Thanks to Dr. Sara Gable and the Search Committee she chaired for bringing three extremely
strong candidates to campus to interview for an Assistant Professor position in HDFS. We are
pleased to announce that we have officially hired Dr. Louis Manfra, who is currently at Florida
International University. Dr. Manfra will be joining us in the fall. Welcome to Mizzou, Dr.
Manfra!

Wait, We Have More New Faculty!

CDL Director Jessie Bradley sent this email last week to CDL parents, staff, and faculty:

       “I am happy to announce that we have evaluated the staffing situation and the
       candidates for the Red Door Instructor position and have come up with a creative
       solution. Susan Weiner has been selected and has accepted the position of the
       Lead Instructor Position in Red Door. She has a wealth of experience with
       teaching adult learners and young children in a variety of types of setting and we
       believe she will be a great asset to the CDL and HDFS Department. Susan will
       also help with the CDL by coordinating the training of the part-time staff at the
       CDL. Susan is scheduled to begin work at the CDL on January 19, 2010. Susan
       will be the Lead Teacher in the Red Door program and primarily teach the Family
       Studies Lab course.

       I am also happy to announce that Erin Angst has been promoted from Assistant
       Instructor to Instructor in the Red Door program. We are grateful for all the hard
       work Erin has put into the Red Door program over the last couple of years and
       we believe she and Susan will make a great leadership team for the program.
       Occasionally, when there is an overflow of students in the Early Childhood Lab
       Course, Susan will teach the Early Childhood Lab course and Erin will teach the
       Family Studies Lab course.
       Sarah Vogt will continue to be a temporary full time person for the next several
       months to help with the transition of Susan coming into the program and provide
       stability and continuity of care for the children and families. Sarah is also a great
       asset to the program and we appreciate all she has done to support Erin, the
       children and families during this interim process.

       Thank you to all the parents and staff participation in the search and hire process.
       The team effort and parent involvement is appreciated and valued.”

Welcome back (she is one of our BS alumni) to Mizzou, Susan Weiner, and congratulations to
you, Erin Angst, and thanks for all of your good work, Sarah Vogt!

HDFS Publications

Doctoral candidate Lynnette Nickleberry has been informed that a paper she wrote will be
published:

Nickleberry, L. (in press). Rousseau, Nicole. Black woman's burden: Commodifying Black
      reproduction. Journal of African American Studies.

Coolest Internship Ever

Kim Koeman, HDFS graduate student in the online Youth Development master’s program, sent
us the following Good News:

       I got the internship at the Tate Britain! From what I understand, I will be working with
       their Tate Forum program, which is for 14-25 year olds. It is a three month position that
       begins this Friday through mid-April.

Kim is in London doing her internship at The Tate Gallery, one of the world’s great art
galleries. She has set the standard high for cool internships. Congratulations, Kim!

Alumni News

Amber Amelung, a December HDFS graduate, was hired by the University of Missouri
Hospital as a Child Life Specialist on the Adolescent Unit. Congratulations, Amber Amelung,
Child Life Specialist!

Alumna Dr. Tashel Bordere is the keynote speaker at the Diversity Convocation at Ramapo
College. Check it out on this link: http://www.ramapo.edu/news/events/dac/
Dr. Bordere is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Missouri and is an adjunct
Associate Professor for HDFS. Congratulations, Dr. Bordere!

Alumna Dr. Elise Radina was elected to serve as an Academic Representative on the Certified
Family Life Educator (CFLE) Advisory Board. Congratulations, Dr. Radina!
Alum Annette McDaniel [amcdaniel@odos.wisc.edu] has a new (and better) job at the
University of Wisconsin (Personal email = annettekmdaniel@gmail.com). Here is the
announcement:

       The Offices of the Dean of Students and the Division of Enrollment Management
       are pleased to announce an expanded effort to improve the transfer student
       experience at UW-Madison. Annette McDaniel, formerly Assistant Dean in the
       Division of Continuing Studies and Director of the Connection Program will take
       on an interim joint appointment in the Office of Admissions and the Center for the
       First-Year Experience. She will be working with the Office of Admissions to
       review the overall Connections "brand" as it relates to recruitment and first year
       admission strategies. In the Center for First-Year Experience she will be working
       to enhance orientation and transition programs for new transfer students. After
       July 1, Annette will be appointed full time in the Center for the First-Year
       Experience working with the Transfer Student Experience.

Alumni News, with Babies

Alum Tia Schultz and her husband Greg Majkrzak's baby, Liam Anthony Schultz- Majkrzak,
was born since the start of the year. He is 7 lbs 13 oz and 21". The family is doing well.
Congratulations, Tia and Greg! Tia is a doctoral student in the College of Education at MU.

New HDFS doctoral graduate, Jessica Troilo, and her husband, Bob Britten, celebrated the birth
of their daughter, Thessaly, in Morgantown, West Virginia, where Jess and Bob are on the West
Virginia faculty. The baby is beautiful and all family members are doing fine. Congratulations,
Jess and Bob!

                          GOOD NEWS: Friday, 1/29/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

The semester is off and running, perhaps even a little faster than it did in the fall. This must
mean we are having more fun!

First Great Plains IDEA Graduate

Kenya Delvalle became the first MA graduate from MU in the Great Plains IDEA Gerontology
Program. She completed the degree in three semesters and a summer session. Dr. Teresa
Cooney is the faculty advisor of the GPI Gerontology program. Congratulations, Kenya!

HDFS Alumni Are Qualitatively the Best

Dr. Elizabeth Sharp (Texas Tech) and Dr. Elise Radina (Miami University), HDFS alumni, are
guest editing, along with Dr. Anisa Zvonkovic (Texas Tech) a special issue of the Journal of
Family Theory and Review on qualitative research methods in family studies. Both Liz and
Elise did qualitative dissertations at MU and have gone on to become methodological leaders in
the field (along with Dr. Jen Hardesty of the University of Illinois). Congratulations to Drs.
Sharp and Radina! HDFS at Mizzou is proud to claim you!

What Does Symbiotic Mean?

CDL Director Jessie Bradley points out that several GAs work at the Child Development Lab
this semester - Lindsay Hoogner, Rachel Gordon, Justine Marty, and Gini McNeive. A
portion of the CDL parent tuition goes toward paying the salaries of these GAs at no cost to the
Department. Jessie writes, “We are thankful to have them here.” Thanks for doing a good job at
the CDL, Lindsay, Rachel, Justine, and Gini!

Why Steelcase?

HDFS co-chair Larry Ganong, along with six other MU faculty and staff members, were
selected by Vice Provost Jim Spain to tour Steelcase Corporation’s Learn Lab in Grand Rapids,
Michigan on Monday of this week. Steelcase has studied how students learn and faculty
members teach and have developed a model classroom and a lot of cool furniture designed to
enhance learning and teaching. The Steelcase folks generously shared their research findings,
allowed us to examine and experience some of their excellent equipment (such as an adjustable
desk/treadmill that allows individuals to answer email and take a walk at the same time). MU
will be creating a “learn lab” in Tate Hall, and we will be examining several of the new ideas for
possible adoption in Gentry. And yes, Michigan in January is pretty nice.

Lights! Camera! Action?

HDFS purchased two Flip video cameras for use in teaching, both online and on campus.
Several faculty members have shown interest in using more video, and some have started this
term (Dr. Cooney). We also have purchased several microphones and desktop cameras to be
used in teaching. Ready for your close up?

This Must be the Tech Issue of Good News

An MU press release about HDFS Department’s Focus on Kids online parent education program
has received a fair amount of attention (see below). Doctoral student Graham McCaulley and
Dr. David Schramm, assistant professor, developed Focus on Kids online. This training course
helps parents going through divorce build stronger, more supportive relationships with their
children.

       12/01/09       KansasCityInfozine.com
       12/01/09       PhysOrg.com
       12/01/09       ScienceDaily.com
       12/01/09       Newsguide.us
       12/01/09       ScienceBlog.com
       12/01/09       ScienceCentric.com
       12/01/09       RedOrbit.com
       12/01/09       EScienceNews.com
       12/01/09       FirstScience.com
       12/01/09       ScienceCodex.com
       12/01/09       Topics.treehugger.com
       12/02/09       BrightSurf.com
       12/03/09       United Press International
       12/03/09       NewsOnFeeds.com
       12/03/09       BreitBart.com
       12/03/09       Topics.treehugger.com
       12/03/09       NewsTin.com
       12/03/09       En.Newspeg.com
       12/03/09       HubPages.com
       12/04/09       Ron-Burkle-news-newslib.com
       12/04/09       YellowUSAPages.com
       12/04/09       MedWorm.com
       12/04/09       MedCenterNews.com
       12/04/09       DivorceInfoCentral.com
       12/04/09       FamilyLawyerReferral.com
       12/04/09       Fathers-resources.com
       12/04/09       OfficialWire.com
       12/04/09       AcraMax.com
       12/05/09       TimesoftheInternet.com
       12/10/09       Columbia Heartbeat Blog
       12/10/09       Good Parenting (Radio Syndicated Show)

Pigskin Preschool Update

This was a hard year for the World Famous Pigskin PreschoolTM, with H1N1, bad weather for
several home games, and short notice about game times, but Pigskin Co-directors (and Graduate
Students) Rich Feistman and Justine Marty did a great job in spite of this adversity. Seven
graduate students and two undergraduates provided care for little Tigers and received tax free
stipends for their service this year. The Department invested about $1800 and our students
received over $4200. Maybe people should invest in Pigskin Preschool instead of the stock
market! Thanks Rich and Justine!

                                      FEBRUARY

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 2/5/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

This week the MU football Tigers had a successful signing day of 23 new recruits for next year.
HDFS also entertained “recruits” this week as we had several newly-admitted graduate students
visit on the 4th and 5th. We hope the HDFS team is as successful as Coach Pinkel was in signing
these top picks … stay tuned. Here is the Good News in HDFS this week:
Faculty Publications
Dr. Larry Ganong and HDFS alumna Dr. Elizabeth Sharp of Texas Tech University had a
paper accepted by the Journal of Family Issues:

      Sharp, E., & Ganong, L. (in press). “I’m a loser, I’m not married, let’s just all look at
       me:” Never married women’s perceptions of their social environment. Journal of Family
       Issues.

Supplementary Fellowship Funds

The Graduate School awarded HDFS $10,000 in supplementary fellowship funds to support
graduate student recruiting for the 2010-11 academic year. This is the third year in a row that
Curator’s Professor Dr. Marilyn Coleman, Director of Graduate Studies in HDFS, has secured
this additional funding. Congratulations and good luck to HDFS’ Graduate Program!

CFPR Submits Grants

Center for Family Policy and Research Director Dr. Kathy Thornburg and the CFPR team
(Denise Mauzy, Ambers Sparks, Wayne Mayfield, Terri Foulkes), recently have submitted
proposals to the Children’s Trust Fund, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education, First Chance for Children, and ARCHS. Congratulations on this productivity, Dr.
Thornburg and the CFPR!

Our Own McNair Success Story

Dr. Melissa Herzog, who received her bachelor’s degree in HDFS and psychology from MU,
was featured in a MizzouWeekly article on January 28 as an example of the McNair Scholar
Program’s success. Melissa is now an assistant research professor in Special Education and
HDFS at MU and she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses for HDFS.
Congratulations, Melissa – we are proud of you!

Onward

Sarah Vogt, a recent graduate in HDFS who is working full time in the CDL’s Red Door room,
just got a new job at The Community Partnership in Rolla, MO. Her last day at the CDL was
Thursday, February 4. CDL Director Jessie Bradley writes, “She has been a great asset to the
Red Door program and will be greatly missed by the children, families and teachers. We wish
her well as she continues on in her career.” Good luck, Sarah!

Did You Know This about Gentry Hall?

The HDFS main office and most faculty offices have been in Gentry Hall for over a decade.
Most of you know it was a women’s dormitory originally, and that helps explain some of the
unusual and charming features of our offices. Did you know that some of our space in Gentry
was formerly the MU Faculty Lounge? This week’s quiz – where was the MU Faculty Lounge
in Gentry? Correct answers will be placed in a lottery to win things I want to get out of my
office (this lottery will be held in May).

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 2/12/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Two weeks until True/False and the snow still falls. This is the perfect time for some good
news. Here is the Good News in HDFS this week:

Faculty Publications

Dr. Larry Ganong, Dr. Christine Proulx, and graduate student Linley Snyder submitted a
paper to the Encyclopedia of Family Health this week. Here is the reference:

Ganong, L., Proulx, C., & Snyder, L. Research designs and data analysis methods used for
     family health research. In M. Rosenberg-Craft (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Family Health.

Guest Editing

Curator’s Professor Dr. Marilyn Coleman will be guest editing a special edition of the NCFR
journal, Family Relations. The subject of the special issue is divorce, and submissions are due in
the fall.

Another HDFS Baby!

Doctoral student (and baccalaureate alumna) Ashlie Lester and husband Dan attended the
graduate student recruiting dinner at Shakespeare’s last week, and the rest is history. In her own
words:

“Hey Larry! I hope the semester has been going well so far. It was really lovely seeing
everyone on Thursday at Shakespeare's . . . and you guys helped induce my labor! Dan and I are
now blessed with a beautiful baby boy named Joseph Daniel. He was born Friday, Feb. 5, and is
8 lbs, 9 oz and just under 21 inches long (whew!).”

Congratulations, Ashlie and Dan!

An HDFS First

We have had a lot of babies, a few divorces, and some marriages in HDFS over the years, but
until this week we had never had an engagement between two current graduate students.
Growing up and living in different parts of the U.S., HDFS and Mizzou brought them together in
the heartland (pun intended). Perhaps starting a trend, doctoral students Tyler Jamison and
Richard Feistman are engaged to be married! Both Tyler and Rich are teaching sections of
HDFS 1610, Intimate Relationships and Marriage (place your own amusing comment here).
Congratulations, Tyler and Rich!

Check out the Department Web Pages

Yes, the HDFS web pages are still receiving some “fixing,” but Amber Francis and the HDFS
faculty are slowly but surely upgrading the quality of the HDFS web pages:

http://hdfs.missouri.edu/index.html

Please pay a visit – if you find misspellings, errors, or have great suggestions, please let HDFS
co-chair Larry Ganong know.

Radio Friends

Paul Pepper has moved to KBIA radio and may be heard every weekday morning at 8:50. It is a
show worth catching because several HDFS folks are semi-regular guests. Listen and you might
hear HD Extension Regional Specialist Art Schneider, assistant professor Dr. Dave Schramm,
or any number of alumni (Peg Roodhouse was on this morning, for instance). Catch past shows
on the web and cheer for our HDFS friends!

Did You Know This about Gentry Hall?

Last week this question was asked in the Good News: Did you know that some of our space in
Gentry was formerly the MU Faculty Lounge? Where was the MU Faculty Lounge in Gentry?

Sadly, none of the three entries were correct. This week the stakes are raised. Instead of the
prizes being stuff in my office I don’t want, the winner of the end-of-semester lottery will get his
or her picture placed on the HDFS web page and a small trophy. So, this week’s quiz:

   1. Where was the MU Faculty Lounge in Gentry?
   2. Where was the Women’s Center when it was in Gentry Hall?

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 2/19/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Next week is True/False Film Festival time, the most exciting weekend in Columbia (for some of
us). This week the Tiger men’s basketball team “blacked out” the Longhorns in the annual
Blackout game at Mizzou Arena, and so far this winter we have had almost three feet less snow
than our nation’s capitol has received. Lots of good news, right? Here is more:
Dr. Gable and the News

Dr. Sara Gable’s expertise on childhood obesity has garnered some national media attention.
Here are some of the recent links to stories about obesity that mention Dr. Gable:

http://www.livescience.com/health/childhood-obesity-toll-100214.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35369009/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/


Know Anyone Older than 75 Who Lives Alone?

Drs. Ganong, Coleman, and Porter are recruiting older adults for the Reaching Help Quickly
Project. Their recruiting web site is finally live: www.reachinghelpquickly.org

HDFSSA is Alive and Well

The HDFS student association is clicking away. The officers are:
 -    President- Carlee Fliegelman
-    V.P- Claire Wood
-    Secretary- Shelley Valero
-    Treasurer- Heather Vannoy
-    Advisor- Beth Geyer

HDFSSA will be making dinner for the Ronald McDonald House on April 15th and delivering it
on the 16th. They also will be designing t- shirts that will be for sale to the department and
students in HES. Bridget Landgraf and Meghan Miller are in charge of design. Whitney Cole
and Sara Aisenberg are the fundraising committee chairs, and the Service Committee is:
   o   Antaniece Sills
   o   Jessie So
   o   Alicia Lorio
   o   Julie Aldridge
   o   Claire Wood
   o   Stephanie Sheets
   o   LaTanya Lewis

If you have any questions about HDFS Student Association, or need help with any committee
activities please E-mail Carlee Fliegelman at csfdkc@mail.missouri.edu if you have questions or
want to be involved with this group. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 10 at 6:00 in 210
Gwynn.
HDFS Faculty Serve MU

Faculty Advisory Committee                               Dr. Sara Gable
WITS Board                                               Dr. Mark Fine
Faculty Development Committee                            Dr. Marilyn Coleman, chair
Faculty/Alumni Award Committee                           Dr. Marilyn Coleman

Human Services for Veterans/Military
Families/Summit Planning Committee                       Dr. Lawrence Ganong
Intercollegiate Athletics Committee                      Dr. Lawrence Ganong, chair
IRB Taskforce                                            Dr. Jean Ispa
Martin Luther King Day Lecture Committee                 Dr. Jean Ispa
MU Council on International Initiatives                  Dr. Teresa M. Cooney
Research Council Committee                               Dr. Sara Gable
Safety Committee                                         Dr. Teresa M. Cooney
Sinclair School of Nursing Policy Committee              Dr. Lawrence Ganong

Sinclair School of Nursing Promotion and Tenure
Committee                                                Dr. Lawrence Ganong, chair
Strategic Advantages (formerly Mizzou Advantage
Adv. Com.)                                               Dr. Marilyn Coleman

Task Force on Disruptive Student Behavior in the
Classroom                                                Dr. Russell Ravert
Vice Provost’s Classroom Technology Committee            Dr. Lawrence Ganong


Did You Know This about Gentry Hall?

We finally have a correct answer to the endless quiz about Gentry Hall history. Not so easy
when you can’t Google the answer, is it?

Last week this question was asked in the Good News: Where was the Women’s Center when it
was in Gentry Hall? Dr. Margie Sable, Director of the School of Social Work, had the correct
answer: “The Women’s Center was in the basement. I was there on many occasions.”

Yes, what are now Gentry offices 1 to 4 was the MU Women’s Center for several years. Now,
that space is home to Connecting for Baby offices, Dr. Russ Ravert’s lab, and the Focus on Kids
meeting room. Way to know your MU history, Dr. Sable!

We are still looking for a correct answer to “Where was the MU Faculty Lounge in Gentry?”
Here is a clue – many of you have taught or taken a class in this room.
                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 2/26/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

The True/False Film Festival has started, which should be enough good news for anyone. It is
not, however, enough for us:

In the Spirit of the T/F Secret Screenings: We have a Secret Announcement

We can’t reveal who or what just yet, but one HDFS graduate student has won an award that will
be announced later this semester. It is a big award, and a big deal. Stay tuned.

Faculty Publications

Ganong, L., & Coleman, M. (2010). Reciprocity in intergenerational relationships in
     stepfamilies. In M. Izuhara (Ed.), Ageing and intergenerational relations: Family
     reciprocity from a global perspective (pp. 129-147). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.

No, Justine, It is Miami in the Winter and Minneapolis in the Summer

Justine Marty will be completing her Child Life internship and MA degree this summer at Miami
Children's Hospital. Congratulations, Justine!

Faculty in the Media

'Husbands' Hostile, Anti-Social Behaviors Increase Wives' Symptoms of Depression, MU
Researchers Find'

Story Contact: Emily Martin, martinem@missouri.edu, (573) 882-3346

Christine Proulx is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and
Family Studies in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences

In the United States, nearly 10 percent of the population suffers from a depressive disorder,
according to the National Institute of Mental Health. While the causes of depression vary, a new
study at the University of Missouri reveals that marital hostility is a contributing factor. MU
researcher, Christine Proulx, found that husbands’ hostile and anti-social behaviors increased
their wives’ symptoms of depression over time.

“In the study, husbands’ marital hostility was significantly related to increases in wives’
symptoms of depression,” said Proulx, assistant professor in the Department of Human
Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. “The more
hostile and anti-social behavior exhibited by husbands, the more depressed their wives were after
three years. These findings suggest that husbands’ treatment of their wives significantly impacts
their psychological well-being and that hostile behavior has a lasting effect on couples that
continues throughout their marriages.”
The researchers found no significant relationship between wives’ hostile behavior and husbands’
depression, unless significant life events, such as a death in the family or a job loss, were present.
Additionally, warm, positive behavior from husbands lessened the negative impact of their
hostile behavior.

Anti-social behaviors are those that are self-centered, defiant or show a lack of constraint; hostile
behaviors are those that are angry, critical or rejecting. To measure hostile and anti-social
behaviors, the researchers watched and coded twenty-minute videos of couples interacting in
their homes. Symptoms of depression were self-reported by those in the study.

“It’s critical that professionals ask people experiencing depression about their close relationships
and recognize that their spouse’s behavior influences how they feel about life and themselves,
especially among women,” Proulx said. “It is important to intervene at the couple level and
make spouses aware that how they act toward each other has a long-term effect on their
emotional and physical well-being.”

The study, “Moderators of the Link between Marital Hostility and Change in Spouses’
Depressive Symptoms,” was recently published in the Journal of Family Psychology.

View this news release on the Web at:
http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2010/0222-husbands-hostile-anti-social-behaviors-
increase-wives-symptoms-of-depression-mu-researchers-find/

Here is the link to a story about your research on Fox News (ran on their channels and Web site):
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,587303,00.html

and on MSNBC:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35545781/ns/health-behavior/

on United Press International:
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2010/02/23/Husbands-behavior-ups-wifes-depression/UPI-
46381266959094/

on FOX news (Boston, MA):
http://mms.tveyes.com/ExpandGuest.asp?ln=412757 (your story is mentioned in the first part of
the clip)


Biggest Summer School Ever for HDFS

In addition to the CDL courses, this summer HDFS will be offering three face-to-face classes on
campus:

HDFS 1600:     Foundations of Family Study
HDFS 2400:     Principles of Human Development
HDFS 3440:     Adulthood and Aging
We also are offering 6 on-line courses this summer for undergraduates, and one for graduate
students:

HDFS 1610:     Intimate Relationships and Marriage
HDFS 2300:     Multicultural Study of Children and Families
HDFS 3430:     Adolescence and Young Adulthood
HDFS 4300:     Black Families
HDFS 4610:     Stress in Families
HDFS 4700:     Children and Families in Poverty
HDFS 7001:     Adolescents and Immigrant Families

In addition, several electives and some core courses are offered online for HDFS graduate
students who are enrolled in Great Plains IDEA courses.

HDFS 7001: Adolescents and Immigrant Families
HDFS 7001: Women and Aging
HDFS 7001: Global Perspectives in Aging
HDFS 8251: Perspectives in Gerontology
HDFS 8258: Professional Seminar in Gerontology
HDFS 7231: Foundations of Youth Development
HDFS 7240: Youth Development
HDFS 7001: Grant Development and Management

NCFR President to Speak at MU

Dr. Gary Bowen, Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina and the current
President of the National Council on Family Relations, will be speaking at MU on November 11,
2010. Dr. Margie Sable, Director of the MU School of Social Work, has invited Dr. Bowen to
speak at the Summit on Human Services for Veterans and Military Families that she is
conveying on behalf of the University and many other agencies. Gary Bowen is a well-known
expert on military personnel and their families. He will be giving a key note address at this
Summit. HDFS is co-sponsoring this important event.

Alumna in the Media

Dr. Debra Gayer, Associate Teaching Professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and an
HGDFS alumna, was featured in this month’s issue of Mizzou Nursing. Deb’s exemplary work
in online teaching was the focus of the story. We are proud of you, Dr. Gayer!

Family Milestones

From HDFS alumnus and Kent State assistant professor, Dr. Scott Tobias: “Just a quick note
that our first child (a little girl) was born on last Saturday morning. Ellie Tobias weighed in at 4
lbs. 11 oz, and decided to arrive about 2 weeks early. She and Jean are both doing just fine!”
Congratulations, Scott and Jean!
Affiliated Faculty Heads Campus P & T

Dr. Eileen Porter, Professor of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and an HDFS Affiliated
Faculty member, is chairing the MU Promotion and Tenure Committee. Congratulations, Dr.
Porter!

Our Student Body

This semester HDFS has 195 undergraduate majors, including pre-HDFS students, 41 graduate
students on campus, and 25 online graduate students.

                                         MARCH
                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 3/5/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Spring is nigh and the sun is shining a bit more than it has. True/False is behind us and March
Madness lies ahead, as do midterm examinations, Spring Break, HES week, and income tax day.
Spring is a busy time of year, but we are never too busy for good news in HDFS:

Global Scholars

HDFS co-chair Larry Ganong and Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman have been named
MU Global Scholars. They will be traveling this summer to Belgium to meet with scholars there
to discuss educational and research collaborations.

Cooney Data Set Released

Dr. Teresa Cooney reported this week that ICPSR at the University of Michigan has ready for
public release an NIMH-funded longitudinal study she collected in the early 1990s,
"Consequences of Recent Parental Divorce for Young Adults." This is great news as it makes
these data available in multiple formats (SAS, SPSS, STATA) for others to use, along with sets
of codebooks, preliminary frequencies, etc. If people are interested, Dr. Cooney writes that she
will “Gladly answer questions for anyone interested in using the data for a class, a project, or
secondary research. There's a lot there yet to be analyzed.”

HDFS Monthly Research Colloquium

This week Dr. Jean Ispa and graduate student Claire Cook presented research they have been
conducting with graduate student Madeleine Ebling and Dr. Duane Rudy. The title of the
presentation was, “Deconstructing Intrusiveness during Mother-Toddler Play.” Dr. Ispa has an
enormous amount of observational data with African American mothers and their children, and
she and Claire presented some data from a fascinating set of research questions they are
examining.
Everyone is welcome to attend these open research presentations held in Gentry 3. Let Dave
Schramm, Russ Ravert or Christine Proulx know you want to receive notices.
Dean J to Coach the Tigers against the Beakers

HDFS Professor and HES Dean Stephen Jorgensen will be an honorary coach for tomorrow’s
men’s basketball game against KU. Because this is a special game, and because he cares, Dean
J (for Jump shot) has worked up some plays for Coach Anderson and the Tigers. Go Tigers! Go
Coach Jorgensen!

This Week’s Quiz Question

We have a growing number of correct answers in the HDFS Good News quizzes, with the prizes
to be announced at the end of the semester. The prizes will be good, which is all you need to
know for now. Here is this week’s quiz:

Ganong spelled aging, “Ageing,” in referencing a book chapter mentioned last week in the
HDFS Good News because:
  a. He is a terrible typist and adds the letter ‘e’ randomly into words
  b. He does not have spell check on his computer because MU wanted to save money
  c. The book was published in England, and they spell words the way they want to spell
     them
  d. None of the above
  e. All of the above

                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 3/12/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Is it Spring yet? How about Spring Break? Sadly, we are still a couple of weeks away from a
break from school chores, but we won’t take a break from sharing our good news.

Faculty Publications

Alumna Shannon Weaver, University of Connecticut Associate Professor, and Curator’s
   Professor Marilyn Coleman, have an article appearing in the latest issues of JSPR:

Weaver, S. E. & Coleman, M. (2010). Caught in the middle: Mothers in stepfamilies. Journal
   of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 1-22.

Congratulations, Drs. Weaver and Coleman!
Dr. Gable to Chicago

State Extension Specialist Sara Gable will present on parenting, household, and other ecological
factors and processes associated with obesity in children ages 2 to 7 years at the NICHD-funded
conference: “Creating a Research Agenda Related to Early Origins of Child Obesity: Bridging
Disciplines and Phases of Development”. The conference is being organized by Drs. Helen
Binns, Katherine Christoffel, and Xiaobin Wang and will be held at Northwestern University’s
Children’s Memorial Research Center in Chicago.

CFPR Annual Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the Center for Family Policy and Research’s Annual Spring
Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 from 3:15 to 4:15 PM in the Walt Disney
Room (N208) in the Memorial Union. This year’s speaker will be Missouri’s new Commissioner
of Education, Dr. Chris Nicastro. The topic of Dr. Nicastro's talk will be "Education in Missouri-
2010." We encourage everyone to attend. The symposium is free and open to the public. If you
have questions, please contact Tricia Harris at tlhp68@mail.missouri.edu

Connecting for Baby: Teen Parents Project

Graduate students Rachel Gordon and Kyrie Graves, under the mentoring of Marnie Morgan,
wrote a proposal for funding to extend the Connecting for Baby program to adolescent parents.
Way to go, Rachel, Kyrie, and Marnie! You are now in the “keep-your-fingers-crossed” stage
of proposal writing…

CFPR has been Busy

HDFS Center for Family Policy and Research Director Kathy Thornburg and CFPR colleagues
have been busy the past few months, submitting six proposals since November 1, 2009. Keep up
the good work, Dr. Thornburg!

Graduate School Fellowships

Incoming graduate students Sarah Mitchell (MU alumna from Psychology) and Chavon
Robinson (University of Wisconsin) have been awarded Marshall Fellowships by the Graduate
School. Luke Russell (University of Connecticut), an incoming doctoral student, has been
awarded the Hoffman Fellowship from the Graduate School. We are hopeful that there will be
more awards from the Graduate School in the next few days. Congratulations to Sarah,
Chavon, and Luke, and welcome to HDFS and Mizzou!

Blumenthal Fellow Named

Toshiko Nonaka has accepted the HDFS Blumenthal Fellowship. This Fellowship is for a Child
Life Graduate Student, and is named in honor of Eleanor Blumenthal. Toshiko has been
working for 5 years as a certified child life specialist in the pediatric hematology/oncology
department of the Albany NY Medical Center. Toshiko, who was born in Tokyo, Japan,
currently lives in Albany NY but will be moving to Columbia this summer. She is a graduate of
Utica College with a BS in Psychology-Child Life. Congratulations, and welcome to Mizzou,
Toshiko!

Adjunct Faculty Named

Dr. Tom Meuser of UMSL has been appointed to be an adjunct faculty member in HDFS. Dr.
Meuser is working with HDFS graduate students doing research on older adults.

Friday Breakfast Club

Graduate students Tyler Jamison and Rich Feistman have started an informal gathering of
faculty and students on Friday mornings to share beverages, breakfast goodies (e.g., bagels,
coffee cake, etc.), and conversation. They transformed Gentry 316 into a welcoming spot to stop
and chat a bit. The plan is for the volunteer hosts to change every time, and the next IFBC
gathering will be in 2 weeks. Many important world and national problems were solved this
morning, and we discovered that Jonathon Beckmeyer and Greg Brooks have created a virtual
band, enlisting Claire Cook, Jacqui Benson and others into their jazz-rock-gospel-marching
band fusion sound. We also discovered that Dr. Dave Schramm can juggle.

                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 3/19/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Greetings from sunny Buffalo, NY, the home of the wings, Sabres, and Bills. Spring is here and
we have plenty of Good News to share. Go Tigers!

CFPR Annual Symposium: We Do Not Give Up

Although the original date for the Symposium had to be cancelled, we are pleased to announce
that the Center for Family Policy and Research’s Annual Spring Symposium will be held on
April 13th, 2010 in the Chamber Auditorium from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Chamber Auditorium is
located on the second floor of the Student Center, on the corner of Rollins Road and Hitt Street.
For those traveling to campus, parking for the event can be found along Hitt Street, in the
metered parking spaces that line the road. Parking can also be found by purchasing a permit at
either the Hitt Street parking garage or the Virginia Avenue parking garage. This year’s speaker
will be Missouri’s new Commissioner of Education, Dr. Chris Nicastro. The topic of
Dr. Nicastro's talk will be "Education in Missouri- 2010." We encourage everyone to attend. The
symposium is free and open to the public. If you have questions, please contact Tricia Harris at
tlhp68@mail.missouri.edu.
Faculty Publications

Dr. Eileen Porter, HDFS Affiliated Professor and Professor in the MU Sinclair School of
Nursing has another new publication with MU colleagues from Medicine and Health Related
Professions. Congratulations, Dr. Porter!

Porter, E. J., Matsuda, S., & Lindbloom, E. J. (2010). Intentions of older homebound women to
       reduce the risk of falling again. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42, 101-109.

And other faculty and graduate students received publication news:

Coleman, M., Ganong, L., & Jamison, T. (in press). Remarriage and stepfamilies. In M. Craft-
     Rosenberg & S.-R. Pehler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of family health. Thousand Oaks, CA:
     Sage.

Coleman, M. A., & McCaulley, G. (in press). Divorce: Effect on children. In M. J. Craft-
     Rosenberg & S.-R. Pehler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of family health. Thousand Oaks, CA:
     Sage.

Milestones

Doctoral candidate Kortet Menseh finished her doctorate this week. Congratulations, Dr.
Menseh!

Doctoral student Claire Cook passed her comprehensive examinations this week and is now a
doctoral candidate. Congratulations, Claire!

Everyone is Irish!

The HDFS Student Association sold green ribbon pins on St. Patrick's Day from 10:00 am-
2:00 pm, to raise money to support service projects! The ribbons were sold in the foyer of
Gwynn Hall and in the HDFS department office (314 Gentry). The sale of pins was led by
the HDFS Student Association fundraising committee chairs Sara Aisenberg-
 satvb@mail.missouri.edu and Whitney Cole- wmckc7@mail.missouri.edu.

HDFSSA News

HDFSSA met and appointed new chairs to oversee various committees. Jessie So is the new
Service Chair. Sara Aisenberg and Whitney Cole are Fundraising Co-Chairs, and Latanya
Lewis and Bridget Landgraf are the Advertising Co-Chairs. HDFFSA will be volunteering at
Community Day March 24, 2010 from 4:30-6:30 PM. Please contact Claire Wood with any
questions or if you are available to volunteer. HDFSSA will also be participating in Central
Missouri Food Banks’ “Spread the Word” this spring, collecting jars of peanut butter as part of
the Buddy Pack program. Jessie So is coordinating this activity. Upcoming community service
activities include:
    Community Nursery School on April 12, 2010, activity TBA.
   Ronald McDonald House
          Cooking 4/15
          Delivery 4/16
   March of Dimes-Babies 5/2
Everyone is welcome to participate in HDFSSA activities. Contact Shelley Valvero, HDFS
Student Association President for more information and to get on emailing lists.

CFPR Changes: New Challenges for Kathy Thornburg

MU’s Kathy Thornburg Will Join Department, Lead Early Learning Efforts;
Richard Phillips Will Be Interim Deputy

Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro announced today that Dr. Kathy Thornburg, one
of the nation’s leading authorities on early childhood education and families, will join the staff of
the Department of Education next month.

Thornburg will lead a new Division of Early Learning within the agency, reflecting Nicastro’s
plans to realign the Department around the priorities she has set with the State Board of
Education.

Dr. Thornburg will work half-time at the Department of Education and continue to serve on a
half-time basis as Director of the Center for Family Policy and Research at the University of
Missouri.

“I am very happy that Dr. Thornburg is able to join our leadership team and support our efforts
to expand and improve early learning opportunities for children throughout Missouri. Her
expertise is unmatched,” Nicastro said.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Dr. Nicastro and many others in state
government to improve the quality of education for our youngest citizens. Together, we will
strive to improve supports for teachers of young children and those who work with youth after
school, increase the quality of the programs for children and youth, and work to support the
families of young children,” Thornburg said.

Dr. Thornburg has taught at the University of Kentucky and University of Missouri for 36
years. From 2000-2002, she served as president of the National Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC).

Her research and public policy work has focused on early childhood education, school readiness,
teacher training and parenting education. She has published more than 100 research articles,
book chapters and books, including the recent book, Keepin’ On: The Everyday Struggles of
Young Families in Poverty.

Richard P. Phillips, a longtime Missouri school administrator and former staff member of the
Department of Education, also will return to the agency this week as the interim deputy
commissioner, Nicastro said.
Phillips worked at the Department of Education from 1979 to 1993, coordinating the
development of the state’s accreditation program for public schools. In recent years, he has lead
the Missouri Student Success Network, an association of educators and other service providers
working to assist young people who are at risk of school failure.

He will serve as interim deputy until this summer. Dr. Ron Lankford, current superintendent of
the Webb City School District, has been appointed deputy commissioner, effective Aug. 1.

Here is a Good News Bonus!
Sometimes there is so much going on we fail to keep it all straight. Terri Tatum, Fiscal
Administrator for the HDFS Center for Family Policy & Research, sent this link to a nice article
in the Missourian that featured her son. It is well worth reading!

http://www.columbiamissouriancom/stories/2010/03/16/minority-achievement-committee-
scholars-show-committment-organizing-conference/

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 3/26/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

OK, Spring Break is finally here. Do we need more good news than that? No? - Well, we have
some anyway, coming to you hours early.

CDL News

From CDL Director Jessie Bradley:

       “We would like to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” to all of the parents that
       contributed for the teacher’s luncheon. We had a total of $366. The luncheon was catered
       by Chevy’s. The total cost for the luncheon was $202.24. The rest of the proceeds will go
       to the Month of the Child which is scheduled for the month of April. Your generosity is
       greatly appreciated. We not only have great teachers, but great parents as well.”

Not-So-Trivial Pursuits

From CDL Director Jessie Bradley:

       “Thanks to everyone that participated and/or contributed in our 2nd annual Trivia Night
       Fund-raiser. We are still expecting some funds to come in but we made approximately
       $1500. We already have the date set for next year, Feb. 5, 2011. So, if you would like to
       see some changes for next year’s Trivia, be sure to get on our planning committee.”
HES Good News

Some of you received this good news from Dean Stephen Jorgensen earlier this week:

       “I am happy to report that HES is one of 7 units on the MU campus to receive funding for
       a new position – Academic Technology Liaison. This individual will be hired to assist
       HES faculty in developing and enhancing your teaching technology efforts, whether on-
       line or in the class room environment on campus. The details on who this individual will
       be, when the start-date will be, and what their specific job description will entail have yet
       to be fully worked out, but they will be worked out in the near future and I will report
       back to you then. We do know that we will have this person on-board for at least 3
       years, at which point a progress report will be submitted to the campus so that we can
       demonstrate accountability for the funding.

       Please know that this was a highly competitive process across campus. New positions
       are HARD to come by these days – in ANY arena at MU! So we feel particularly pleased
       that we were able to secure this approval. Thanks go out to each HES unit and unit head,
       along with our grant writer Elizabeth Miller, for assisting in the development of the
       winning proposal. As more details emerge, I will let you know so that you can make full
       utilization of this new HES employee.”

Solidarity against Bigotry

This letter was actually sent more than a week ago, but it deserves some attention. It is not really
good news, except that the HDFS Graduate Students Association’s Executive Committee
took it upon themselves to show their support for the Black students at MU after the cotton ball
incident at the Black Culture Center. Here is the text of their letter, sent to Anthony Lawrence
Martin, the President of the Legion of Black Collegians at MU:

       As members of the Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Student
       Association (HDFS GSA), we would like to express our department’s disgust with the
       incident that occurred last Friday at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. Hate
       crimes such as this remind us that much remains to be done to improve the campus
       climate. We offer our full support to the LBC.

       Human Development and Family Studies is a department that highly values diversity and
       multiculturalism and has a curriculum focused on those issues. Therefore, we strongly
       support efforts to add a diversity requirement to MU’s general education requirements.
       We also echo Mr. Stephen’s call for MU to come together and change the nature and the
       culture of this campus. Further, we hope the Missouri Student Association’s drafting of a
       comprehensive diversity plan progresses swiftly and with the full involvement of all
       collaborating organizations.

       We recognize other endeavors related to diversity appreciation are underway as well, and
       we hope discussions resulting from this event spur meaningful change and take a critical
       look concerning diversity at MU. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to
       show solidarity and promote a more positive campus environment, at this time and in
       future.

       Sincerely,
       Executive Committee
       HDFS Graduate Student Organization
       Department of Human Development and Family Studies
       314 Gentry Hall
       Columbia, MO 65211

The HDFS GSA Executive Committee who signed the letter included: Graham McCaulley,
Tricia Harris, Richard Feistman, Darajun Able, Nick Frye, Jacquelyn Benson, and their
sponsor, Dr. Marilyn Coleman. Thanks for making this show of support and for being the great
citizens of MU that you are.

Alumna Honored for Teaching

Dr. Elise Radina, HDFS alumna and faculty member at Miami University of Ohio, was
nominated by three Miami senior family studies majors as a 2009-2010 outstanding professor.
Quite a nice honor! We are proud of you Elise!

Next Year’s HDFS Track and Field Intramural Team Will be Tough

Chavon Robinson, who will be a graduate student in HDFS at Mizzou in the fall, is one of the
track and field co-captains at the University of Wisconsin. She writes that track “is going well.
Ended my Indoor season as the 12th best Triple Jumper in the nation and a Big Ten Champion
(Triple Jump) and Runner-Up (Long Jump). We begin our outdoor season tomorrow actually,
heading to FL for Spring Break and two big meets down there!” This means it is time to start the
trash talk (do they do that in track?) for next year’s graduate school intramurals at MU. Way to
go, Chavon!

Actually, Chavon will be joining a small group of former college athletes in various sports in
our graduate program, including wrestling (Rich Feistman), swimming (Elizabeth Burkhalter),
and basketball (Damarre Carroll). Among the undergraduates, HDFS has a soccer player
(Elizabeth Gayer). If I missed a sport or an athlete, let me know!

                                           APRIL

                          GOOD NEWS Friday, 4/9/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:
As the school year winds down, we celebrate this year and begin planning for the next. We have
Good News regarding both celebrations of the past and hopes for the future. We are back from
Spring Break with an abundance of Good News to share:

Mangel Grants Received

Several HDFS faculty members received word that they have been awarded Margaret Mangel
Research Catalyst Fund grants. Dr. Mangel was a long-time HES Dean who donated money to
support small pilot projects of HES faculty members.

Dr. Russell Ravert, “Use of Conjoint Analysis to Assess College Students H1N1 Vaccine
Attitudes.”

Dr. Teresa Cooney and Chris Proulx, “ End-of-Life Caregiving: Women’s Experiences as
Caregivers to Ex-Husbands.”

Dr. Chris Proulx, “Understanding the Association between Spouses’ Stress and Affective
Support when One Spouse has Fibromyalgia.”

We Have New HDFS Schollie Winners!

This year HDFS gave a record amount of scholarship money to undergraduate students - $19,000
will go to the following students, who were selected by the HDFS faculty to receive these
awards:

The Virginia Lee Fisher “Gumption” Award: Ka (Jessie) So and Robin Davis

Dr. Ginny Fisher was a wife, mother, grandmother, HDFS Department Chair, CDL Director,
and World War II Army pilot. She epitomized the concept of “gumption,” which helps explain
the name of this award. Ka So and Robin Davis are students with gumption, and we are very
proud of them! Ginny would approve.

The Z. Lois Bryant Memorial Scholarship - LaTanya Lewis

Dr. Lois Bryant was an alumna of HDFS and later became a faculty member. She died in a
tragic auto accident while driving home from work. Lois was a champion of low-income
families (Lois Bryant House in Columbia was named for her) and an up-and-coming scholar on
African American women and their families.

Elizabeth Nelson Vemer Memorial Minority Scholarships went to:
         Whitney Brown
         Patrice Cox
         Keiara Stowers
         Alicia Lorio
         Kanwal Haq
         Antoneice Sills
Dr. Elizabeth Vemer was an alumna and faculty member of HDFS. Her husband Turner
generously supported this scholarship in Elizabeth’s honor. She worked with HDFS Extension
as well as HDFS on campus, and was a warm, thoughtful, and progressive individual who had
many friends on and off campus.

Virginia Sudduth Scholarships went to:
         Rachel Chatham
         Courtney Whemeyer
         Paula Rathz
         Carlee Fliegelman
         Ryan Reynolds

This is our most recent scholarship and we were pleased to be able to support so many deserving
students with the money generously donated from Virginia Sudduth.

Graduate Fellowships

HDFS received fellowships from the MU Graduate School for 5 of the 8 students we nominated.
This is a phenomenal percentage and reflects the quality of our incoming graduate students. The
incoming students receiving MU Fellowships are:

Adam Galovan (BYU)- Huggins Fellowship
Luke Russell (University of Connecticut) - Hoffman Fellowship
Loni Dansie (Utah State University) - Graduate School Fellowship
Chavon Robinson (University of Wisconsin) - Marshall Fellowship
Sarah Mitchell (University of Missouri) - Marshall Fellowship

In addition, Toshiko Nonaka (Albany) will receive the Blumenthal Fellowship from HDFS.

Congratulations to these new HDFS graduate students, and welcome to Mizzou!

Election Results

Columbia was not the only place with elections this past week. Doctoral student Graham
McCaulley was elected as the 2010-2011 Graduate Professional Council GPC Vice-President.
Congratulations, VP McCaulley!

Milestones

Dr. Jessica Troilo, who completed her PhD in HDFS this year, has taken an assistant professor
position at West Virginia University. Jess had a baby this winter, so she is having a pretty good
year! Congratulations, Dr. Troilo!
Dr. Jason Hans, HDFS alumnus (3 times!) and faculty member at the University of Kentucky,
has been awarded a Fulbright to work and study at the Department of General and Social
Psychology at Odessa National University in the Ukraine. Congratulations, Jason!

More HDFS Athletes

In the last Good News was identified some of our former and current student athletes. We have
more - graduate student Tricia Harris was a college triathlete and is currently the Vice Present
of the MU Triathlon Club and Justin Stafford is a starter on the MU basketball team.

HDFSSA Project

Let’s help HDFSSA help the Central MO Food Bank. Here is a message from Jessie So:

       “My name is Jessie So and I am the Service Committee Chair of HDFS Student
       Association. HDFSSA is coordinating a Peanut Butter Drive with Central MO Food Bank
       for their Buddy Pack Program. Besides making announcements in the big HDFS classes,
       we would like to spread the words out to other students as well! So please forward this
       message to the students! We really appreciate your help!

HDFS Student Association is coordinating a Peanut Butter Drive with Central MO Food Bank
for their Buddy Pack. Buddy Pack seeks to provide young children in need with east-to-prepare
food, and peanut butter is a great source of protein for growing kids! HDFS's peanut butter drive
is from April 12 through April 30! The barrel is located in 314 Gentry (HDFS office)! Please
donate as many 12oz/18oz. jars of peanut butter as you can!!!!! It doesn't need to be name-
brand! Great Value or others are perfectly good! Central MO Food Bank and HDFSSA really
need your help!”

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 4/16/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

This is an early version of the Good News – something to offset Income Tax Filing Day, and
besides, we had so much to share it could not wait until Friday!

Faculty and Student Research

Ganong, L., Porter, E., Coleman, M., Stowe, J., & Benson, J. (2010, April). Using multiple
     segment factorial vignettes as an intervention protocol. Presented at the Midwest Nursing
     Research Society Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Graduate student Lynette Nickleberry had a book review accepted in Gender & Society. The
review is entitled, "Black Masculinity and Sexual Politics by Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr."
Anthony James will present a paper at the 14th Annual Northwestern University BGSA
Graduate Student Research Conference in Evanston, IL this weekend. His paper will be entitled,
"Preliminary findings on qualitative exploration of children and youth's conceptualizations of
spirituality."

Gold Chalker

Curator’s Professor Dr. Marilyn Coleman received the 2010 Graduate Professional Council's
"Gold Chalk Award," which recognizes professors who have made significant contributions to
the education and training of graduate and professional students. This award has been given out
since 1988 and one person is recognized each year from the Schools of Medicine, Law, the
College of Veterinary Medicine, and from each of the Graduate School's six academic divisions:
Behavioral, Biological, Mathematical, Social, Physical Sciences, and Humanities. There was a
lot of competition this year (17 nominations), but Dr. Coleman's nomination was described as
"outstanding" from the beginning of the decision process. HDFS GSA nominated her, and
Graham McCaulley, Jacqui Benson, Tyler Jamison, Jess Troilo, and Jason Hans wrote
letters of recommendation. Congratulations, Dr. Coleman!

They are Distinguished!

Nora Hager, Child Life Program Coordinator, will be the recipient of the HES Distinguished
Teacher Award at the HES Awards Banquet. Brenda Bestgen, HDFS Administrative Assistant,
will be the recipient of the HES Distinguished Staff Award. Both of these recipients are
extremely deserving of this recognition, and we are proud of them! We are very glad they are
part of HDFS! Congratulations, Nora and Brenda!

Diversity Lecture Announced

               THURSDAY, APRIL 29 FROM 3 PM – 4 PM IN TUCKER AUDITORIUM
                                 EVERYONE IS INVITED

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is proud to announce Dr. Boyce
Watkins as the speaker for our Spring 2010 Diversity Lecture. Dr. Boyce D. Watkins, "The
People's Scholar,” is one of the leading social commentators, Black speakers, and high action
freedom fighters in America. He advocates for education, economic empowerment and social
justice. He is one of the top black speakers in America.

Dr. Watkins is a professor of Finance at the University of Syracuse and is also a faculty affiliate
with the College Sports Research Institute at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. You
can find more about Dr. Watkins at his personal website [www.boycewatkins.com].

His lecture, entitled “The Great Black Depression of 2009 and its effect on the black family” will
focus on:
1) How economic obstacles may undermine the integrity of black families in America;
2) A 3 - point plan for a black agenda in America - his on-going conversation with Al Sharpton
and other Civil Rights leaders;
3) How saving the black man is crucial to saving the black family;
4) Racism vs. racial inequality and why one is far more damaging than the other.

Week of the Young Child

Dr. Jean Ispa noted, “I discovered 2 articles in the Week of the Young Child insert in the
Columbia Daily Tribune (April 12) by our people: “What play teaches children,” by Pam
Storey, and “Tap the Power of ‘why’” by Amber Sparks (CFPR). Both are on page 4.”

HDFS Research Colloquium

The HDFS Research Colloquium was held Thursday, April 15, at 3:30 in Gentry 3. Dr. Angela
Curl-Black of the School of Social Work spoke about her research. Her talk is titled:
“Quantitative Analysis of Dyadic Data: The Impact of Retirement on Physical Health for
Married Couples.”

Another Black President from Chicago

A black president from Chicago – why does that sound familiar? Anthony James, who is from
Chicago, was elected President of the Association of Black and Professional Graduate Students
(ABGPS) for next year. Congratulations, Anthony!

Center for Family Policy and Research’s Annual Spring Symposium

The Center for Family Policy and Research’s Annual Spring Symposium was held on April
13th, 2010 in the Chamber Auditorium in the Student Center on the corner of Rollins Road and
Hitt Street. This year’s speaker was Missouri’s new Commissioner of Education, Dr. Chris
Nicastro. She spoke on "Education in Missouri- 2010." About 200 students, faculty, and
members of the community attended.

Leaders Read to CDL Children

Missouri legislator Rep. Chris Kelly read to the kids in the CDL last week and was featured in
Friday’s Columbia Missourian. Here’s a copy of the article (you may have to copy and paste the
url on your browser):

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2010/04/09/pol-shows-hes-also-pal/

Other CDL readers have been or will be:
UM First Lady Sherry Forsee
Vice Chancellor Dr. Robert Duncan
Provost Bryan Foster and his wife (in two weeks, April 27)
Dean Stephen Jorgensen (next week – April 23)
HDFS T-Shirts on Sale Now - For $10 You Can Wax Your Car with Them, so Buy Them
by the Dozen

From Carlee Fliegelman:

       Dear HDFS students, staff, faculty, and friends:

       From Tuesday April 13 until Wednesday April 21 the HDFS Student Association will be
       selling t-shirts in order to support our community service projects.

       The shirts were designed by HDFS student Bridget Landgraf. They are navy blue with
       white writing and say "HDFS" on the front, and have a quote by Dr. Seuss on the back.
       They will be available for $10, and all profits will go directly toward be funding a variety
       of projects including cooking dinner for the Ronald McDonald house and participating in
       the March of Dimes.

       If you would like to purchase a shirt you may do so in 314 Gentry. Please be sure to seal
       your payment in a small envelope and print your name legibly along the seam before
       placing it in the large envelope so that we can confirm you have paid. The t-shirt order
       will be placed April 22 and they should be delivered by the end of April.

       Thank you in advance for your support! If you have any questions please e-mail HDFS
       Student Association President Carlee Fliegelman at csfdkc@mail.missouri.edu 

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 4/23/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

This week we have more award winners to announce, changes in online programs, research
updates, a new baby, a Diversity Lecture reminder, and more. Big week in HDFS!

Troilo Wins MU Distinguished Dissertation Award!

There may be longer dissertations, there may be thicker dissertations, and there may be
dissertations with more appendices, but none are better this year than the doctoral dissertation
written by HDFS alumna Dr. Jessica Troilo, according to a panel of graduate faculty members
chosen by the MU Graduate School to choose the most distinguished dissertation of the 2009-
2010 academic year. This is a huge honor, since there are several hundred dissertations written at
MU every year, and many of these will eventually become high-quality published books or
multiple journal articles.

One of her recommenders wrote, “Jessica Troilo’s dissertation, ‘It looks like I’m leaving, but
I’m not leaving you: Nonresidential fathers identities after divorce’ is the most creative and
cutting edge of them all! It is a truly phenomenal study.” Another reviewer stated:
       Her study was well designed, cutting edge, and sure to make a meaningful contribution to
       the growing research literature on postdivorce family dynamics. Dr. Troilo’s grounded
       theory design resulted in a groundbreaking, insightful theoretical model of postdivorce
       fathers’ identities and relationships with their children who do not reside with them. Her
       theoretical model will inform researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who work
       with fathers from all types of family structures. Jessica Troilo’s innovative approach to
       divorced nonresidential fathers is likely to be seen as a pioneering work in the application
       of grounded theory methods. Although grounded theory methods are not new in the
       social sciences, Jessica’s rigorous approach to data collection and analyses was
       extremely well done. In fact, Dr. Troilo’s dissertation impressed her committee so much
       that two committee members sincerely and spontaneously thanked her after the oral
       defense because they had learned so much from her study.

Dr. Troilo’s committee was chaired by Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman, and included
Drs. Larry Ganong, Russell Ravert, Jackie Litt (Women’s & Gender Studies Chair and HDFS
Adjunct Faculty member), and Jay Scribner (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Analysis Chair). Congratulations, Jess! We are very proud of you! By the way, Jess was 8
months pregnant when she defended her dissertation via Skype. She recently became an
Assistant Professor at West Virginia University.

Faculty and Student Research

Coleman, M., Ganong, L., & Benson, J. (2010, April). What’s age got to do with it? Providing
     intergenerational assistance. Presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Council on
     Contemporary Families, Moline, IL.

Feistman, R., McCaulley, G., & Coleman, M. (2010, April). Inclusive contextual programming
      and young adult relationship education. Presented at the Council on Contemporary
      Families Annual Conference, Moline, IL.

Jamison, T. B., & Proulx, C. M. (2010, April). Is living together a good idea? Validation of
      the attitudes toward cohabitation scale. Presented at the Council on Contemporary
      Families Annual Conference, Moline, IL.

Graduate Students Write Grant Proposals

Doctoral student James Stowe submitted a Research Enrichment and Dissemination (READ)
proposal to the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, University of Missouri. His proposal was
entitled, “Heightening older adults’ awareness of mobility preparedness using Multiple Segment
Factorial Vignettes.” His co-investigators include Marilyn Coleman, Curators’ Professor and
Director of Graduate Studies in HDFS, Lawrence Ganong, Co-Chair and Professor of HDFS
and Professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, Marla Berg-Weger, Social Work Professor at
Saint Louis University School, and Thomas M. Meuser, Associate Professor and Director,
Gerontology Graduate Program, School of Social Work, University of Missouri - Saint Louis
and Adjunct Associate Professor in HDFS at MU. Good luck, James!
Graduate students’ Rachel Gordon and Kyrie Graves co-wrote a proposal with Dr. Lawrence
Ganong and Marnie Morgan entitled, “CFB Teen Parent Project.” This proposal was
submitted to the Children’s Trust Fund. Way to go, Rachel and Kyrie!

Poster Competitions

Doctoral student Graham McCaulley and Dr. David Schramm won an honorable mention for
their poster in last week’s HES Week poster competition. Congratulations!

       McCaulley, G., & Schramm, D. (2010). The Focus on Kids program: Developing and
       evaluating an online divorcing/separating parent education program.

Alumna Dr. Kim Keller also was co-author of another honorable mention poster last week.

Milestones

Adjunct Associate Professor Dr. Robin Horstmeier wrote, “I wanted to let you know that Matt
and I had a boy Wednesday. Brody Laren Horstmeier arrived Wednesday, April 14 at 8:06 am.
He weighed 8 lbs, 7 oz and was 21 inches long. Mom, dad and big brother Bryant are doing
great! Congratulations, Robin and Matt!

Even More Graduate Fellowships

Melissa Schotthofer has accepted a fellowship offer from the Graduate School. Seven of our 14
new students will come in with fellowships of some sort (one dept., six University ones). This is
an excellent group of incoming students because the students without fellowships are terrific
too! Congratulations and welcome to Mizzou, Melissa!

HDFS Graduate Student Officers for 2010-2011

President: Madeleine Ebeling
Secretary/Vice President: Claire Cook
Faculty Representative: Greg Brooks
Social Chair: Nick Frye

HDFS Alumni and Faculty in the News

HDFS Alumna Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Texas Teach University Associate Professor, and Dr.
Larry Ganong, HDFS co-chair, have received a lot of attention for a study entitled, “I’m a
Loser, I’m Not Married, Let’s Just All Look at Me.” Although the study has not yet been
published in the Journal of Family Issues, Drs. Sharp and Ganong have been interviewed on
Fox TV and Radio News of Lubbock, the Toronto Star, WCCO Talk Radio in the Twin Cities,
and other media outlets across the country. Here is the link to a story about the study of never
married women in the Toronto Star (Canada’s top newspaper with a readership of more than 1
million): http://www.thestar.com/living/article/794615--hey-spinster-when-are-you-getting-
married
The provocative title was quote from one of the study participants.

Dr. Cooney Accepts Award for MU Graduate School

Dr. Teresa Cooney wrote this week, “I’m Going to Cincinnati to accept an award for the
Graduate School. I submitted materials on the Vietnam Fellowship programs that I’m running
over in the Grad School this year for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools’ (MAGS)
‘Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Award’ and we won!” Dr.
Cooney is accepting the award on behalf of MU. Safe travels!

Diversity Lecture on April 29

               THURSDAY, APRIL 29 FROM 3 PM – 4 PM IN WATERS AUDITORIUM
                                 EVERYONE IS INVITED

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is proud to announce Dr. Boyce
Watkins as the speaker for our Spring 2010 Diversity Lecture. Dr. Boyce D. Watkins, "The
People's Scholar,” is one of the leading social commentators, Black speakers, and high action
freedom fighters in America. He advocates for education, economic empowerment and social
justice. He is one of the top black speakers in America.

Dr. Watkins is a professor of Finance at the University of Syracuse and is also a faculty affiliate
with the College Sports Research Institute at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. You
can find more about Dr. Watkins at his personal website [www.boycewatkins.com].

       His lecture is entitled “The Great Black Depression of 2009 and its effect on the black
       family.” In addition to the Diversity Lecture Dr. Watkins will meet with interested
       graduate students from co-sponsoring departments on Friday, April 30, from 10-11 AM
       in Gwynn Lounge. We’ve also scheduled a meeting for all faculty members from co-
       sponsoring departments to meet with Dr. Watkins on Thursday, April 29, in Gwynn
       Lounge, from 10:30-Noon. Please also note that we have changed rooms for his
       presentation to accommodate more attendees—we will now be in Waters
       Auditorium (at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 29).

For Once, it Pays to be the Worst on Campus at Something

Dean Stephen Jorgensen announced this afternoon that Gywnn Hall will be completely
renovated by summer, 2013. Gary Ward, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Facilities, was
able to save enough money from capital improvement bonds for the renovations of Tate and
Switzler Halls to renovate Gwynn as well. He selected Gywnn as the deserving recipient after
examining all of the un-renovated space on campus. He calculated that it was cheaper to gut the
entire building and restore it in a new configuration of offices, classes, and other space, than to
make the needed repairs to the ancient building.

Dean Jorgensen will keep us apprised of the planning and other developments, and we will have
a representative on the planning committee. Green Door and CDL Director Jessie Bradley’s
office are in Gwynn, and we are assured we will not lose square footage in the renovations, but
will gain more useable space from the footage allotted to HDFS. AVC Ward stated that he
hoped there was sufficient money available (total figures mentioned were around $10,000,000)
to also renovate the ground floor of Stanley, which is the rest of the CDL, instructor offices, and
more. Green Door and Jessie will move from Gwynn and be elsewhere for a year starting in the
summer of 2012. We do not know where that relocated space will be at this time.

This is great news in the long run, but will take some thought, planning, and cooperation.
Congratulations to HES!

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 4/30/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

The academic year is winding down, but the Good News in HDFS is not, as may be seen by the
length of this week’s posting. Life is challenging, times are hard, and as a result we have more
reasons than ever to celebrate each other. Let’s start here:

Faculty and Student Publications

Faculty members Marilyn Coleman and Nora Hager, affiliated faculty member Eileen Porter,
doctoral student Jacqui Benson, and alum Shannon Weaver received news about scholarly
publications this week. Congratulations!

Hager, N. (in press). Education of Child Life Professionals in Child Health. In M. Rosenberg-
      Craft & S.-R. Pehler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of family health, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage..

Porter, E.J., Benson, J.J., Matsuda, S. (in press). Older Homebound Women: Negotiating
       Reliance on a Cane or a Walker. Qualitative Health Research.

Porter, E.J., Matsuda, S., & Benson, J.J. (in press). Intentions of older homebound women
       about maintaining proximity to a cane or walker and using it at home. Journal of Applied
       Gerontology.

Weaver, S., & Coleman, M. (2010). Caught in the middle: Mothers in stepfamilies. Journal of
     Social and Personal Relationships, 27. 305-326.

More Student Proposals

If we were in a competition for proposal writing this spring, the students might be ahead of the
faculty. Colleen Pruett, who is about to become an alum of our undergraduate program and a
graduate student in HDFS in the Fall, submitted a READ proposal this year. The title of her
proposal is: "Educational intervention: Implementation and evaluation of lifelong learning
program at TigerPlace." Her co-investigators are Dr. Marilyn Rantz of the MU Sinclair School
of Nursing and Dr. David Oliver of the MU Medical School. Both Drs. Rantz and Oliver are
central figures in the Interdisciplinary Center for Aging. Congratulations and good luck,
Colleen!

Graduate Students Finish!

Kyrie Graves, Rachel Gordon, and Shannon Cromwell have “defended” their Master’s degree
Internships and/or Projects and will graduate this May. Congratulations, Kyrie, Rachel, and
Shannon! We wish the best of luck to all three of you in the future. Keep in touch!

 HDFSSA is Alive and Well

President Carlee Fliegelman reports on the many activities of HDFSSA. The undergraduate
student association is busier than ever. They continue with their peanut butter drive this week
(donate outside of the office in Gentry 314), and on May 2nd they will participate in the March of
Dimes walk. The event is at 12:30 PM and is a three-mile walk on the MKT Trail. Walkers
should contact Jessie Ko at kws2zf@mail.missouri.edu so she knows how many will plan for.
This is the last HDFSSA event of the semester, and should be really fun! The St. Patrick's Day
ribbon sale raised $55 dollars to support HDFSSA service projects.

In total 23 HDFS t-shirts were ordered. Meghan ordered the shirts Friday, and they should be in
by the last week of April. Thanks to all who ordered!

HDFSSA agreed to start off next semester with an HDFS Student and Faculty BBQ! They also
plan to cook another meal for parents at Ronald McDonald House, and to serve dinner at a local
soup kitchen. The group also plans to get more involved with the CDL, as well as with other
populations, specifically senior citizens.

Although it makes me tired just reading about their many activities, we are grateful for what they
do, and they are making a difference for children, adults, and families in Columbia. Thanks
HDFSSA!

Another Scholarship Winner!

Senior-to-be Candra Burnett will receive the Tom and Carolyn Wiley Scholarship in the
Fall. This scholarship is rotated among the HES departments of TAM, AS, and HDFS. This year
is our turn, so congratulations, Candra!

Good Alumni News

HDFS alum and poet/author Ibtisam Barakat was in Washington, DC this past week judging a
national poetry competition organized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry
Foundation. Sam Barakat is the author of “Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood,” a
bestselling memoir published in 2007.

Dr. Jason Hans has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of
Kentucky. Congratulations, Jason!
Dr. Kimberly J.M. Keller, CFLE, has resigned from her position as Evaluation Coordinator of
the College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension, and will be
taking a new position across campus as a Research Associate with the MU Office of Social and
Economic Analysis. This is a good career step for Kim but a sad loss for HES Extension. We are
glad she is still on campus, however. Good luck in your new position, Kim!

Bad News, Good News

Beth and Frank Geyer are moving to Florida where Beth will take a position as director of a
child care center. This is bad news, because Beth and Frank have been mainstays in the Green
Door room of the CDL. Beth is also an Instructor in HDFS and has served as Interim Director of
the CDL in the past. They will be greatly missed.

The good news is that the Provost has given us permission to mount a search to hire an instructor
to replace Beth Geyer. This Instructor position entails serving as a head teacher and student
mentor in the CDL's Green Door and teaching a 6-credit class taken by HDFS and Education
undergraduates. It is a critical position for the CDL and the department as a whole, so we are
fortunate to be able to begin our search as soon as possible.

Diversity Lecture

Dr. Boyce Watkins was the speaker on April 29 for our Spring 2010 Diversity Lecture. He
spoke on “The Great Black Depression of 2009 and its effect on the black family.” In addition to
the Diversity Lecture Dr. Watkins met with faculty on Thursday and with interested graduate
students on April 30, from 10-11 AM in Gwynn Lounge. Dr. Watkins’ lecture stimulated a
lively Q and A session that followed his talk. Thanks go to the Diversity Lecture Committee, Dr.
Mark Fine and doctoral student Anthony James, for arranging this year’s lecture.

Proulx’ Research Has a Second Life

Academic research is published in peer-reviewed journals and books, but some of that research
has renewed life when popular media pick up the story. Emily Smith of the MU News Bureau
shared with us the comprehensive list of media hits from the press release on Dr. Chris Proulx’s
study, “Husbands’ Hostile, Anti-Social Behaviors Increase Wives’ Symptoms of Depression,
MU Researchers Find”:

Feb. 17, 2010 PRESS RELEASE: While the causes of depression vary, a new study reveals
              that marital hostility is a contributing factor. Christine Proulx, assistant professor
              in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of
              Human Environmental Sciences, found that husbands’ hostile and anti-social
              behaviors increased their wives’ symptoms of depression over time.

               02/22/10          PhysOrg.com
               02/22/10          Genetic Engineering News
               02/22/10          HealthCanal.com
02/22/10   SciencDaily.com
02/22/10   ScienceBlog.com
02/22/10   RedOrbit.com
02/22/10   ScienceCentric.com (Bulgaria)
02/22/10   PsychCentral.com
02/22/10   elementsbehavioralhealth.com
02/22/10   Orange County Register.com
02/22/10   Wellsphere.com
02/22/10   Indicpost.com
02/22/10   Groups.google.com
02/22/10   India-forums.com
02/22/10   ScienceCodex.com
02/22/10   IndiaNewsMagazine.com
02/22/10   CityBengaluru.com
02/22/10   BrunieNews.com
02/23/10   YAHOO! news
02/23/10   LiveScience.com
02/23/10   United Press International
02/23/10   St. Louis Globe-Democrat
02/23/10   MSNBC.com
02/23/10   TopNews.in
02/23/10   IndiaVision.com
02/23/10   Medical News Today (UK)
02/23/10   OfficialWire.com
02/23/10   FOX News
02/23/10   BreitBart.com
02/23/10   24Dunia.com
02/23/10   TODAY.msnbc.com
02/23/10   Forums.asp.com
02/23/10   Devhardware.com
02/23/10   Buzz.Yahoo.com
02/23/10   AchieveEverything.com
02/23/10   neurotalk.psychcentral.com
02/23/10   allthisnews.com
02/23/10   care2.com
02/23/10   rocketnews.com
02/23/10   shoutback.com
02/23/10   dehe.com
02/23/10   mixx.com
02/23/10   ReactionRadio.net
02/23/10   FriendFeed.com
02/23/10   Liveworldnewsonline.com
02/23/10   besternews.com
02/23/10   ScientificBlogging.com
02/23/10   PlanetOnlinenews.com
02/23/10   Psyplexus.com
02/23/10   Rapichat.com
02/23/10   Gabbr.com
02/23/10   wn.com/health
02/23/10   RightHealth.com
02/23/10   Vicchilli.com
02/23/10   Celebrifi.com
02/23/10   Bay-area-reo.com
02/23/10   HeirsFamilyLife.com
02/23/10   CrystalLinks.com
02/23/10   RobertTaft.com
02/23/10   OfficialWire.com
02/23/10   CWEBnews.com
02/23/10   PharmaPharm.com
02/23/10   HealthLive.com
02/23/10   HubPages.com
02/23/10   Topics.wsj.com
02/23/10   depression-hurts.com
02/23/10   MedWorm.com
02/23/10   Stressanxietymannagement.com
02/23/10   blog.taragana.com
02/23/10   Ubervu.com
02/23/10   prokerala.com
02/23/10   facebook.com/psychcentral
02/23/10   ThainIndian.com
02/23/10   TheInfoSage.com
02/23/10   Yahind.com
02/23/10   ZoPag.com
02/23/10   SouthAsiaMail.com
02/23/10   IndiaTalkies.com
02/23/10   RealBollywood.com
02/23/10   NewstrackIndia.com
02/23/10   DailyIndia.com
02/23/10   Gaea Times
02/23/10   LittleAbout.com
02/23/10   Times of India (circ. 3.14 million)
02/23/10   Mangalorean.com
02/23/10   SindhToday.com
02/23/10   MyNews.in
02/23/10   Buzz7.com
02/23/10   innovations-report.com
02/23/10   siasat.com
02/23/10   sify.com
02/23/10   newsofap.com
02/23/10   yahind.com
02/23/10   allvoices.com
02/23/10   discoverypsychology.com
02/23/10   Imbd.com/news
02/23/10   tricitypsychology.com
02/23/10   spicezee.zeenews.com
02/23/10   theawl.com
02/23/10   stanford.wellsphere.com
02/23/10   nerve.in
02/23/10   Smsfi.com
02/23/10   tcmhmrs.org
02/23/10   seniorwomen.com
02/23/10   Redtram.com
02/23/10   Keegy.com
02/23/10   Hindichannels.in
02/23/10   topics.dallasnews.com
02/23/10   newspond.com
02/23/10   technoblab.com
02/23/10   networktherapy.com
02/23/10   KLUV-radio, Texas
02/23/10   interceder.net
02/23/10   News.webindia.123
02/23/10   WFXT-BOS (FOX) Boston, MA, 7 A.M.
02/23/10   WFXT-BOS (FOX) Boston, MA, 10 A.M.
02/23/10   WFXT-BOS (FOX) Boston, MA, 1 P.M.
02/23/10   WCCB-CLT (FOX) Charlotte, NC, 5 A.M.
02/23/10   KTTV-LA (FOX) Los Angeles, CA, 6 A.M.
02/23/10   KTTV-LA (FOX) Los Angeles, CA, 9 A.M.
02/23/10   KTTV-LA (FOX) Los Angeles, CA, 10 A.M.
02/23/10   WFLD-CHI (FOX) Chicago, IL, 12 P.M.
02/23/10   WCSC-CHS (CBS) Charleston, SC, 4 P.M.
02/23/10   KTVU-SF (FOX) San Francisco, CA, 5 P.M.
02/24/10   News.softpedia.com
02/24/10   nursetrinity.com
02/24/10   FiveTownsJewishOnline.com
02/24/10   MedIndia.com
02/24/10   CalcuttaTube.com
02/24/10   Softpedia.com
02/24/10   TheMedGuru.com
02/24/10   TheMentalHealthBlog.com
02/24/10   NYCHusbands.com
02/24/10   AskKids.com
02/24/10   Topix.com
02/24/10   Article.wn.com
02/24/10   WooFeed.com
02/24/10   Twitter.com (8)
02/24/10   Feedraider.com
02/24/10   Carmical.net
02/24/10   Nuiws.com
               02/24/10          Blogged.com
               02/24/10          Tumde.com
               02/24/10          EachNews.com
               02/24/10          WayneBrownMinistries.com
               02/24/10          DepressionForum.info
               02/24/10          Gossipness.com
               02/24/10          OrganizedWisdom.com
               02/24/10          NurseTrinity.com
               02/24/10          Business Week – Bx.BusinessWeek.com
               02/24/10          WotNews.co.uk
               02/25/10          BlogLines.com
               02/25/10          Science-News-matters.com
               02/25/10          UrbanData.com
               02/25/10          incontricoppie.wordpress.com (Italy)
               02/25/10          Wellsphere.com
               02/26/10          About.com (Marriage)
               02/28/10          BookCost.com
               04/01/10          ForyourMarriage.org

The study received some great coverage! If you would like more information about the media
hits, please let Emily Smith know.

                                             MAY

                          GOOD NEWS: Friday, 5/7/2010
  
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Finals begin today. Good luck and clear thinking to us all, students and non-students alike. I
don’t know about you, but today I could use some good news:

Proposals Funded

        Dr. Cynthia Reeser and Dr. Lawrence Ganong were awarded a grant by the University
         of Missouri system to create an online certificate program in Geriatric Care
         Management. Congratulations to Dr. Reeser for her first grant!
        A proposal written by doctoral student James Stowe, “Heightening older adults’
         awareness of mobility preparedness using Multiple Segment Factorial Vignettes,”
         received funding by the Research Enrichment and Dissemination (READ) program of the
         MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging. His co-investigators are Marilyn Coleman,
         Curators’ Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in HDFS, Lawrence Ganong, Co-
         Chair and Professor of HDFS and Professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing, Marla
         Berg-Weger, Social Work Professor at Saint Louis University School, and Thomas M.
         Meuser, Associate Professor and Director, Gerontology Graduate Program, School of
       Social Work, University of Missouri - Saint Louis and Adjunct Associate Professor in
       HDFS at MU. Congratulations, James!
      HDFS undergraduate Colleen Pruett also had a READ grant funded, “Educational
       intervention: Implementation and evaluation of lifelong learning program at
       TigerPlace.” Her co-investigators are Dr. Marilyn Rantz of the MU Sinclair School of
       Nursing and Dr. David Oliver of the MU Medical School. Colleen also will be working
       as a graduate research assistant this summer for the Reaching Help Quickly Project.
       Congratulations on an early start to your research career, Colleen!

Moving Down the Hall

In the Fall Semester, HDFS doctoral student Lynette Nickleberry will begin a Visiting Assistant
Professor position in the Black Studies Department at MU. She will be teaching HDFS4300,
Black Families (this is cross-listed with Black Studies), and one other course in the Fall. Best
wished, Lynette!

Student Presentations

A paper by doctoral student Greg Brooks was accepted to be presented at the Family Science
Association conference in June. He'll be presenting about a vignette assignment he did in the
Process of Divorce class taught by Dr. Marilyn Coleman this semester.

He Did Something and Was Rewarded!

Graduate student Chris Morgan was named by Do Something, a national not-for-profit
organization, as a 2010 Seed Grant winner for a community outreach project through the
Alzheimer’s Association. The Columbia Tribune reported that Do Something “identifies a
promising young leader who is taking the lead in affecting change in his community . . .” (p. 10,
May 1, 2010). Chris completes his master’s degree today, so a double congratulations to Chris
Morgan!

We Educate Kansas State

Of course we do, at least indirectly. We are referring to the fact that Mindy Markham
successfully defended her dissertation last week and completed her PhD in HDFS at Mizzou.
Mindy is currently an instructor at Kansas State University, and will begin a tenure track
position in the fall as an Assistant Professor in Family Studies at KSU. Congratulations, Dr.
Markham – we are proud of you!

Alumni Publications and Presentations

      Alumni Dr. Elise Radina (Miami University) and Dr. Scott Harper (Oklahoma
       Christian) shared good news about their recent scholarly work. Congratulations, Elise
       and Scott!
      Johnson, R. A., Popejoy, L., & Radina, M. E. (in press). Older adults’ participation in
       nursing home placement decisions. Clinical Nursing Research.
      Harper, S. (2010). Exploring the role of the Filipino father: Paternal behaviors and child
       outcomes. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 66-89.
      Harper, S. (2010). Transnational migratory labor and its effects on Filipino families.
       Invited paper presentation at the Asia Research Institute International Conference.
       National University of Singapore, Singapore

More Alumna Milestones

Dr. Yting Chang has accepted an HDFS tenure-track position with the University of
Vermont! She writes that, “Currently, HDFS only has an undergraduate program, but I'll be
involved in graduate education and research through its campus-wide trans-disciplinary research
initiative. The initiative is only in its infancy stage, but it's expected to grow in the next few
years. I plan to move to Vermont in July. In June, I'll spend time in Washington D.C., because I
also just learned that I have been awarded the summer higher education policy fellowship by the
National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). I have
proposed to study the diverse educational pathways for first-generation college students by
utilizing the longitudinal data collected by NSF and NCES.”

Congratulation, Yting! Good luck in your new faculty position!

United Way Regional Chairs

Drs. Larry Ganong and Marilyn Coleman, Curator’s Professor, have been appointed to be
Regional Chairs in the 2010 United Way Campaign. The MU United Way campaign is led by
Dean Rich Oliver of Health Related Professions, Dr. Frank Schmidt of Biochemistry, and Dr. Joe
Scogin, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services.

A Promotion

Laurie Waint, of the Center for Family Policy and Research, is Director of Project REACH, a
DSS-funded project. She has been asked to take on the responsibility of three additional
contracts, which results in adding new employees and serving additional counties. Beginning in
July, the project will go from $502,080 to $935,008. With all of the additional employees and
responsibilities, Laurie will get more money, more headaches, and extra credit in our
administrative hearts. Thanks for all you do, Laurie!

HES Adds New Minor

Yesterday, HES approved an Entrepreneurship Minor. Check it out on the College web pages.


Dr. Proulx’ Research Makes News

       'Fibromyalgia Affects Mental Health of Those Diagnosed and Their Spouses, MU Study
       Finds'
Story Contact
Emily Martin, martinem@missouri.edu, (573) 882-3346




Christine Proulx is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and
Family Studies in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic, widespread pain
throughout the body. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers are examining
how the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia can affect marriages. Initial findings reveal that
diagnosed spouses have considerably higher levels of depressive symptoms and pain and
report more marital instability and anger than their spouses. For both spouses, the
symptoms can trigger increased emotional withdrawal and mental strain.

“Preliminary research suggests that fibromyalgia is very hard on both spouses because
their lives are changed dramatically,” said Christine Proulx, assistant professor of human
development and family studies in the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
“There appears to be a strong link between fibromyalgia and feelings of depression and
fatigue, which can be debilitating for those diagnosed and their marriages. The mental
strain felt by both spouses can negatively affect marital quality.”

Proulx found that individuals with fibromyalgia were almost three-times more depressed
than their spouses. The diagnosed spouses reported higher levels of marital instability and
more marital anger, indicating they were more likely to consider divorce than their
spouses. The healthy spouses reported that it was difficult to watch their spouses
experience pain.

“Both spouses are put in difficult positions when one partner is diagnosed with
fibromyalgia,” Proulx said. “Spouses must balance the presence of the disease, which can
produce hostility or withdrawn behavior in the marriage, with the difficulty of being sick
or being supportive to the spouse who is sick. These factors can create a cycle that can be
very negative if it can’t be broken.”

In the study, Proulx is studying the interactions of married couples that include one
spouse who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain. The
spouses record diary entries about their marital interactions and personal feelings. Proulx
is examining the associations between marital quality, daily interactions, social support
and the spouses’ personal well-being.
       Fibromyalgia is controversial because there is no consensus on the cause of the chronic
       pain symptoms it causes, Proulx said. It has no cure, so many of the couples who
       participated in the study reported that they were constantly trying different treatments to
       manage the symptoms.

       Findings from the pilot study, “Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and Marriage: A Daily Diary
       Pilot Study,” were presented last November at the National Council of Family Relations
       Conference.

       View this news release on the Web at:
       http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2010/0427-fibromyalgia-affects-mental-
       health-of-those-diagnosed-and-their-spouses-mu-study-finds/

       For more news, visit:
       http://munews.missouri.edu/

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 5/14/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

This has been a long year. HES Graduation is today, as is the Graduate School Commencement,
so this officially ends the academic year for HDFS. Graduation is a time of transition, as we
“lose” our graduates. We expect them to remain in touch with us, however, and we also expect
them to do great things! We hope their lives are satisfying and productive and full of wonderful
relationships. Go HDFS alumni!

We also said goodbye this year to excellent faculty members like CDL instructor Beth Geyer,
and CDL assistant instructors Frank Geyer (last day July 30), Madalyn Barker, and Laura
Durham (last day June 30).

We are losing outstanding affiliated faculty members, Drs. Eileen Porter and Linda Bullock,
who have helped educate our graduate students (and hired many of them) over the years.
Although they will continue to conduct some research with HDFS faculty and graduate students
(Dr. Porter) and will return periodically to visit her research lab at MU (Dr. Bullock), we will
miss having them handy for consultations and help.

Academic Year 2009-2010 was not just about leaving. This year we also added some outstanding
new faculty - Dr. Cynthia Reeser and Susan Weiner (CDL Red Door) became HDFS faculty
members, and Dr. Louis Manfra will join us in the Fall. We continue to search for a Millsap
Professor of Diversity in HDFS, but if the recent past is prologue, we will be hiring an excellent
scholar in the Fall. We also added Dr. Tom Meuser from UMSL as an Affiliated Faculty
Member.

Enough about transitions – let’s have some Good News!
New Alumni (Later Today)

This is the unofficial list, I am told from the Dean’s office. Congratulations to every one of you,
and best of luck!

Ciara Marie Bernskoetter Summa Cum Laude
Jennifer Beste
Jenna Rae Bolzenius       Magna Cum Laude
Christina Barbara Brunette
Patrice Jetaun Cox
Lauren Elizabeth Fairfax Magna Cum Laude
Lauren Leigh Fulp
Stacy Ann Jungman
Christina Lynn Kaiser
Meghan Nicole Kurzejeski
Nicole Rose Marder        Magna Cum Laude
Angela Lynn Masters
Melissa Ann Moffitt
Emily Elizabeth Moorkamp Magna Cum Laude
Maegan Lin O'Loughlin Summa Cum Laude
Colleen Evelyn Pruett
Ryan Joseph Reynolds      Cum Laude
Megan Cristine Schoemehl
Erica Lea Shost
Kara Nicole Sussman       Cum Laude
Robyn Irene Tenney
Janessa Nicole Thurman Magna Cum Laude                      Dual HDFS/SW
Hannah Leann Wansing
Heather Kristine Warfield Magna Cum Laude
Justyn Michelle Witt       Cum Laude

(Another) Graduate Student Submits Proposal

Marilyn Preston submitted a grant to the UCLA Williams Institute's Small Grant Program for
her dissertation research. Good luck, Marilyn – you have figured out an important lesson - that
you can’t get a grant if you don’t submit a proposal!

Nadia’s 15 Seconds of Fame

Child Life Program Coordinator Nora Hager sent this to me moments ago:
Larry,
Don’t know if you will get to it today, but everyone gets their 15 minutes (or at least in this case
15 seconds) of fame. Last night KOMU did a story on the autism bill (which has passed and is
now awaiting the Governor’s signature), and the young lady providing behavior therapy services
to the child in the video is our own undergraduate child life student, Nadia Vizitei!
http://www.komu.com/satellite/SatelliteRender/KOMU.com/ba8a4513-c0a8-2f11-0063-
9bd94c70b769/9319a80d-80ce-0971-01a3-12da3bfb4841

See the video on the right hand side of the page.

Reeser to Teach the Teachers

Vice Provost Jim Spain and the planning committee for the Celebration of Teaching Excellence
invited Dr. Cynthia Reeser to participate as a panel presenter/facilitator on May 19th. The topic
is Assessing Student Learning and the presentation will be from 10:00 ‐ 11:15 a.m. in Cornell
Hall, Room 218. Since this topic received high ratings in our faculty survey, it is scheduled to be
repeated again later in the day. Dr. Reeser will speak at both sessions. The second offering will
be 2:30‐3:45 p.m. in Cornell Hall, Room 218. You can find out more details about the May
18‐19 Celebration of Teaching Excellence, as well as the registration form, at
http://tlc.missouri.edu.

Alumna Milestone: A Job!

Kyrie Graves, who will graduate today, will begin work in two weeks for the MU Diversity
Office. Kyrie is a Family Studies MA who worked for two years on the Connecting for Baby
project. She also was a 2400 GTA. Although this is a full time summer job right now, Kyrie
will likely be in the position full time after that. Congratulations, Kyrie!

More about Research’s Second Lives

Research by HDFS alumna Dr. Shannon Weaver (Univ of Connecticut) and Curator’s Professor
Marilyn Coleman entitled, "Caught in the middle: Mothers in stepfamilies" (May issue of the
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships) has been selected for highlight in the journal's new
podcast series, Relationship Matters: The podcast of the Journal of Social & Personal
Relationships. Here is what the podcast producer, Dr. Bjarne M. Holmes, said: “Together with
SAGE, Relationship Matters will be a studio-quality pod cast series interviewing key authors of
select papers published in JSPR. The idea is to make it fun and interesting podcast with
application to real life by asking authors of select papers to explain their work in an easy to
understand/engaging fashion with real-world emphasis. SAGE is marketing it toward
researchers, graduate/undergraduate students, journalists, clinicians, and anyone else generally
interested. We figure it will be good publicity too for the selected authors!”

If you haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast series yet and want to get an idea of the
format, you can listen here: http://spr.sagepub.com/podcast/podcast_dir.dtl . In the first two
podcasts, Jeff Simpson, Gurit Birnbaum, Leanne Knobloch, and Jeff Hall were interviewed.
Shannon will do the podcast interview next week. Congratulations, Drs. Weaver and Coleman!


Research published in the September/October 2009 issue of Child Development and authored by
Lisa J. Berlin, Jean M. Ispa, Mark A. Fine, Patrick S. Malone, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Christy
Brady-Smith, Catherine Ayoub, and Yu Bai was referenced in the TIME magazine (4/12/10)
article: Study: Spanking kids leads to more aggressive behavior.


HDFS alum Dr. Deb Gayer of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing has been appointed by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education to be a nursing program evaluator. This speaks to
her competence and experience, which has been recognized by CCNE. Deb will receive training
in June sponsored by CCNE and will complete at least one site visit per year. Congratulations,
Deb!

News about Former Faculty

Dr. Michael Lambert has taken a position at the UNC School of Social Work.

                                           AUGUST

                           GOOD NEWS: Friday, 8/27/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

We are ready for a new academic year after one of the hottest, wettest summers on record here in
BoCoMo. Another record number of incoming freshmen to MU signals more traffic, more
crowded classrooms, longer waits in restaurants, and more general fun and collegiate high jinks
than we can stand. This is a perfect time to share some Good News – fortunately, we had so
much happen over the summer we will have to share the summer Good News over the next
couple of weeks:

Grants Submitted and Awarded

In the period between March 1, 2010, and June 30, 2010, HES and HES Extension faculty and
staff were principal investigators or project directors on a total of 40 grant proposals submitted to
external funding agencies, totaling $8,385,951. During this same period, HES and HES
Extension received 15 grant awards totaling $2,916,778. NOTE: These are only the proposals
for which HES or HES Extension faculty and staff members are principal investigators or
project directors; there are additional proposals submitted by other divisions where our faculty
and staff are acting as co-investigators or co-project directors. Below are the HDFS principle
investigators of these proposals:


 PI                 Unit       Project Title                              Sponsor                 Amount

 Schramm,           HDFS       Strong Couples, Stable Children -          Children’s Trust        $22,658
 David G            Ext.       Building Relationship Smarts               Fund
Thornburg,      HDFS     ARRA Stimulus--MO Data System        Mo Dept. of           $282,083
Kathy &         CFPR     Upgrades/Trainer Approval            Health & Senior
Denise Mauzy                                                  Svcs.
Thornburg,      HDFS     2010-11 Trainer Registry             Mo. Dept. of           $40,000
Kathy, &        CFPR                                          Health & Senior
Denise Mauzy                                                  Svcs.
Thornburg,      HDFS     2010-11 School Age Data System       Mo. DESE               $20,000
Kathy, &        CFPR     Work
Denise Mauzy
Thornburg,      HDFS     2010-11 Mo. Data Expansion           Mo. Dept. of          $250,000
Kathy, &        CFPR                                          Social Svc.
Denise Mauzy
Thornburg,      HDFS     Kansas City Quality Rating System    Mid Amer. Reg.         $41,921
Kathy, &        CFPR     Demonstration                        Council (MARC)
Denise Mauzy
Thornburg,      HDFS     2010-11 Project REACH                Mo. Dept. of          $935,009
Kathy, &        CFPR                                          Social Svc.
Laurie Waint
Thornburg,      HDFS     2010-11 Start-up and Expansion       Mo. Dept. of          $193,751
Kathy, &        CFPR                                          Social Svc.
Rebecca
Myers
Ganong,         HDFS     The Connecting for Baby Project      Admn. For             $336,416
Lawrence        Ext.     (Year 5)                             Children and
                                                              Families
Schramm,        HDFS     Strong Couples, Stable Children -    Children’s Trust       $22,658
David G.        Ext.     Building Relationship Smarts         Fund



Research and Training Proposals Submitted

PI              Unit     Proposal Title                       Sponsor               Amount
Ganong,         HDFS     The Connecting for Baby Project      Admn. For             $194,882
Lawrence                 (Year 5)                             Children and
                                                              Families
Ganong,         HDFS     Connecting for Baby: Teen Parents    Children’s Trust       $55,108
Lawrence                 Project                              Fund
Proulx, Chris   HDFS     Links Between Marital Interaction,   NIH Inst. of Arthr.   $221,035
                         Spousal Support and Spouses' Well-   Musculosk.
                         being in Couples Coping with
                         Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid
                         Arthritis
Thornburg,      HDFS     Putting the "P" in the P-20          Mo. DESE               $42,503
Kathy           CFPR     Longitudinal Data System
                              (Amendment)

 Thornburg,        HDFS       ARRA Stimulus--MO Data System           Mo Dept. of             $282,083
 Kathy &           CFPR       Upgrades/Trainer Approval               Health & Senior
 Denise Mauzy                                                         Svcs.
 Thornburg,        HDFS       2010-11 Trainer Registry                Mo. Dept. of             $40,000
 Kathy, &          CFPR                                               Health & Senior
 Denise Mauzy                                                         Svcs.
 Thornburg,        HDFS       2010-11 School Age Data System          Mo. DESE                 $20,000
 Kathy, &          CFPR       Work
 Denise Mauzy
 Thornburg,        HDFS       2010-11 Mo. Data Expansion              Mo. Dept. of            $250,000
 Kathy, &          CFPR                                               Social Svc.
 Denise Mauzy
 Thornburg,        HDFS       Kansas City Quality Rating System       Mid Amer. Reg.           $41,921
 Kathy, &          CFPR       Demonstration                           Council (MARC)
 Denise Mauzy
 Thornburg,        HDFS       2010-11 Project REACH                   Mo. Dept. of            $935,009
 Kathy, &          CFPR                                               Social Svc.
 Laurie Waint
 Thornburg,        HDFS       2010-11 Start-up and Expansion          Mo. Dept. of            $193,751
 Kathy, &          CFPR                                               Social Svc.
 Rebecca
 Myers

Faculty, Graduate Student, Staff, and Alumni Publications

New doctoral student Adam Galovan was co-author of an article in Family Relations.
Congratulations, Adam, and welcome to Mizzou!

Holmes, E. K., Galovan, A. M., Yoshida, K., & Hawkins, A. J, (2010). Meta-analysis of the
      effectiveness of resident fathering programs: Are family life educators interested in
      fathers? Family Relations, 59, 240-242.

Faculty members Drs. Russell Ravert, David Schramm, and Melissa Herzog also had
publications, as did doctoral student Shaun Calix, HES IT “King” Mike Sullivan, and alumna
Tia Schultz. Congratulations to all!

Ravert, R. D., Calix, S. I., & Sullivan, M. J. (2010). Using mobile phones to collect daily
      experience data from college undergraduates. Journal of College Student Development,
      51, 343-352.

Waterman, A. S., Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Ravert, R. D., Williams, M. K., Agocha,
      B., Kim, S. Y., & Donnellan, B. M. (2010). The Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-
      Being: Psychometric properties, demographic comparisons, and evidence of validity.
      Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 441-61.
Stichter, J.P., Herzog, M.J., Visovsky, K., Schmidt, C., Randolph, J., Schultz, T., & Gage, N.
        (2010). Social competence intervention for youth with Asperger Syndrome and high-
        functioning autism: An initial investigation. Journal of Autism and Developmental
        Disorders, 40, 1067-1079.

Schramm, D. G., & Harris, V. W. (2010). Marital quality and income: An examination of the
      influence of government assistance. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. Advance
      online publication. doi:10.1007/s10834-010-9212-5.

Adler-Baeder, F., Robertson, A., & Schramm, D. G. (2010). A conceptual framework for
       marriage education programs for stepfamily couples with considerations for socio-
       economic context. Marriage and Family Review, 46, 300-322.

Child Life!!!!

Alumna Lauren Fairfax got a job at Children's Hospital in St. Louis! Congratulations, Lauren!
Children’s is where she did her MU internship and she did such a good job they hired her!

Child life masters student Justine Marty is finishing up her clinical internship experience at
Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, FL and they were so impressed by her work that
they asked her to join their team! Justine recently wrote:

       "I was officially offered the hematology/oncology position here at MCH and will be
       starting September 20th! I know it's not normally an entry level position, so I am
       incredibly grateful that I have the opportunity to do this! I am even being given a
       relocation bonus (the perks of being a salaried employee are still amazing to me!"

Katie Johnson and Kelley Carter passed the Child Life Certification test and so they are now
Certified Child Life Specialists! Katie thanks Nora Hager “for all of your help, and for how
you taught us during our courses. I really think that you helped all of us learn so much!”
Congratulations, Katie and Kelley!

See the link below for a story KSDK did on the use of iPads in the child life department at St.
Louis Children’s Hospital featuring our very own child life alumnus – Tyler Robertson! You
have to cut and paste the link:
http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=203697&catid=3
The blonde child life specialist in the feature is Stacy Sedlack, an alumna of our program!

Child Life Coordinator Nora Hager recently accepted an invitation to be a member of the Child
Life Council’s Education and Training Committee. Congratulations, Nora! “The mission of the
Child Life Education & Training Committee is to promote quality and consistency of academic
and clinical preparation programs.” To give you an idea of what she will be working on, current
tasks of the committee include:
     Updating clinical core competencies to align with the current certification exam
        “blueprint”
      Updating and clarifying the internship application and notification process
      Determining criteria for professional development hours and expanding opportunities for
       earning PDH’s
       Working with the Academic task force to formulate recommendations for academic and
       clinical programming

Dr. Russell Ravert is now Director of the Child Life Graduate Program. Congratulations, Dr.
Ravert!

Promotion in the CDL

Erin Angst was promoted from interim instructor to instructor. Congratulations, Erin!

Some Alumni News

The Missouri Mafia just got bigger. Three alums recently were promoted to Associate
Professors and tenured at their universities: Dr. Katie Dyer at California State University-
Fresno, Dr. Jennifer Hardesty at the University of Illinois, and Dr. Jason Hans at the
University of Kentucky. Congratulations, Katie, Jen, and Jason! We are very proud of your
accomplishments.

MU Council on Family Relations’ Parent Fair Returns

MUCFR President Tyler Jamison announced that MUCFR is in final preparations for hosting
our 3rd Annual Student Parent Resource Fair. Next Wednesday (9/1) from 9-12 in the Mark
Twain Ballroom, representatives from campus and community organizations will come together
to hand out information to student parents at MU. Thanks to generous donations from
community members, we are also hosting children’s clothing and book swaps. Participants who
either bring items to swap or visit all of the booths at the fair will go home with new items for
their kids. We’re looking forward to another great fair!

Ok, we have barely scratched the surface of summer’s Good News for MU’s HDFS. More
next week – Go Tigers!

                                      SEPTEMBER

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 9/3/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

We are not sure what is going on, but there seems to be consensus that this semester is busier
than past semesters. Maybe it is because of the record number of students, maybe the mold in
Gentry is slowing us down, or maybe it is because we are doing more complex work… As we
try to figure this out, let’s spend a few moments thinking about the Good News we have to share.
Two Years in a Row! Do We Hear a Three-peat Chant?

For the second year in a row, a graduate student from HDFS at Mizzou has won one of the
National Council on Family Relations’ Education and Enrichment Section award for Outstanding
Student Proposal. Each year, the E&E section receives a number of outstanding student
proposals for conference presentations, and the students whose proposals receive the highest
score are honored with this award. This year Richard Feistman was one of three students who
received the highest score. Rich will get a certificate, some money, and a little glory at a
reception at the NCFR meeting in Minneapolis this November. Congratulations, Rich! His
proposal was about the Connecting for Baby program.

Last year, Graham McCaulley won this honor, presenting about the Focus on Kids Online
parent education program offered by HDFS. Also, he swears it is a coincidence and he has
nothing to do with deciding the awards, but Dr. David Schramm is the Student/New
Professional Representative of the Education and Enrichment Program. Great job!

HDFS Has a New Center

HDFS has created a new Center for Relationship and Family Resilience (CRFR). This is a
virtual center in that it exists in the hearts and minds of the Center Fellows, and there is no
physical space or costly resources needed to operate the Center. It is real and doing important
work, however. Here is the CRFR purpose statement:

The MU Center for Relationship and Family Resilience (CRFR) endeavors to increase
knowledge about the ecological, economic, cultural, and family level factors that promote health
and well being for individuals, relationships, and families. The Center for Relationship and
Family Resilience is dedicated to understanding and promoting resilience in individuals,
relationships, and families in all cultural communities. CRFR Fellows conduct research on
positive development throughout the life span. Center Fellows also collaborate with agencies,
communities, and schools in educational and outreach programs designed to promote resilience
in individuals, relationships, and families.

We will be inviting colleagues from other academic units to join the center, but for now, here is
the staff.

Lawrence H. Ganong, Center Director and Director of Research
David Schramm, Education and Outreach Director

Center Fellows:
Marilyn Coleman
Jean Ispa
Duane Rudy
Cynthia Reeser

Center Affiliates:
Marnie Morgan, HDFS Extension
Kelly Warzinik, HDFS Extension
Sharita Wilson, Communication Studies
Robin Horstmeier, HDFS Adjunct
Erin Angst, HDFS

Graduate Student Affiliates:
Richard Feistman
Madeleine Ebeling
Tyler Jamison
Ashlie Lester
Nick Frye
Jessica Scott
Claire Coughlin
Sarah Mitchell
Luke Russell
Greg Brooks
Adam Galavan
Loni Danzie

Academic Changes

Welcome to Dr. Louis Manfra, our newest faculty member!

Dr. Cynthia Reeser is the new academic advisor for all undergraduates except for Child Life
students. Nora Hager remains the Child Life advisor.

Starting this fall, HDFS 2300 Multicultural Study of Children and Families and HDFS 1610
Intimate Relationships, are offered online through CDIS.

HDFS 2300 can be used as a HES General Education course (though not by HDFS students).

Graduate Student News

Rainbow House invited Marilyn Preston to present a lecture on Bullying for their community
education series during the summer. She received a very positive reaction – way to go, Marilyn!

The research of Anthony G. James, a doctoral student in HDFS, received some publicity this
summer: http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2010/0621-youth-define-spirituality-in-
terms-of-positive-behaviors-connections/

CDL Accreditation Review

The CDL was visited this summer by the accreditation review team, and CDL Director Jessie
Bradley reported that the visit went well. “The review team specifically remarked on the
competency of the staff and said all the teachers were very helpful and handled the ‘interactions
with the children beautifully.’ They cited a couple very difficult situations observed in
classrooms and explained how teachers well handled each situation.”

Alumni News

Dr. Jason Hans, Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky, is on a Fulbright this year in
the Ukraine.

Dr. Tashel Bordere, Associate Professor at the University of Central Missouri, presented a
webinar this summer sponsored by the Association for Death Education and Counseling: Violent
Death and Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Outreach and Practice with Youth.

Dr. Catherine Cushinberry married Tim Hill and has moved to Indianapolis. Catherine is
working as the director of research for social service agency.

Dr. Mary Jo Herde of the Asian Affairs Center (AAC) is retiring from the University of
Missouri. During her tenure at MU, Mary Jo has made significant contributions to further
internationalize MU. Please join us in congratulating Mary Jo on her retirement. Send your well
wishes to her at altacker@aol.com.

Faculty Member Elected

Dr. Teresa Cooney was elected to the Council of Aging and Life Course Section of the
American Sociological Association. Congratulations, Dr. Cooney!

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 9/10/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Starting next week we begin interviewing for applicants to fill the Millsap Professor of Diversity
in HDFS. This qualifies as good news, since this position has been unfilled for a while and not
every vacant position is being filled at MU due to budget issues. Stay tuned for what we hope is
more good news about this search, which is headed by Dr. Teresa Cooney.

Student Parent Fair a Success (Again)

Once again, the HDFS graduate and undergraduate students organized a “resource fair” for MU
students who have children. This year, we had fourteen community and campus agencies present
at the fair and were able to help connect 25 families with these valuable resources. Attendees
also took advantage of our children's clothing swap and book drive; we were also able to give
away 200+ children's books and tons of children's clothes. We feel this was another successful
event and look forward to next year's fair. A big thanks to HDFS students Jonathon Beckmeyer,
Jacqui Benson, Tamara Coon, Ashlie Lester, Tyler Jamison, Linley Snyder, and Jessie So
for their help planning and staffing this event! We are very proud of your philanthropic projects!
In a Hurry

Graduate student Luke Russell was elected by the general assembly of the MU Graduate
Professional Council (GPC) to be the 2010-2011 State Issues Coordinator. In addition to serving
as the GPC voting voice for all Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM)
meetings, one of his main functions will be to track, report, and respond to local and statewide
issues affecting graduate and professional students. This position also adds him to the GPC
Executive Board. Luke received his undergraduate degree from UConn in May and just arrived
on campus in late August, so it has taken him something less than three weeks to be elected to
this position. Way to go, Luke!

Anthony and Chelsea Explain HDFS

Graduate student Anthony James and undergraduate student Chelsea Drake represented HDFS
last evening at an event sponsored by The Legion of Black Collegians. LBC wanted to let
minority freshman know about some of the “lesser-known” (i.e., not journalism, not business)
majors that Mizzou has to offer. Held in Stotler Lounge from 7:30-10:00 PM, the Freshman
Action Team of LBC had a "Majorly Undecided" bazaar for students to come and talk to their
peers and minority faculty about majors, classes, teachers to take, and those to avoid. Thanks for
representing the department, Anthony and Chelsea!

CFPR Hits the Ground Running

Ok, bad metaphor, because the Center for Family Policy and Research never really stops their
work. The Center, led by Dr. Kathy Thornburg, has a number of major projects underway.
SEU (Start Up and Expansion) headed by Becky Myers, Project REACH, led by Laurie Waint,
the Head Start Collaboration Office (Stacey Owsley, Director), and the OPEN Initiative led by
Denise Mauzy, are all statewide projects (or are projects that cover much of the state) focusing
on the care and education of young children. In addition, the Center evaluation staff, Dr. Jackie
Hawks and Dr. Wayne Mayfield, are evaluating programs for the state of Mississippi (MBB
Project) and for the Thompson Autism Center at MU. The evaluation staff also will be
consulting with a project in Palm Beach, Florida this fall and will help them write a RFP
(Request for Proposals). The CFPR staff has responded to so many RFPs, they ought to be great
at writing them! Finally, the Center has student interns from several academic departments
working on projects, and they want more. HDFS is proud of the Center for Family Policy and
Research and all they do. Thank you!

Something New in Teaching for Next Semester

Next semester, doctoral student Nick Frye will teach HDFS 4610 Stress in Families using a
hybrid format of online instruction with periodic face to face meetings to offer the course in 8
weeks. This instructional format will be a first for HDFS. Thanks for blazing the trail, Nick.

Nick was one of several doctoral students who taught online courses this past summer. Other
graduate instructors were Greg Brooks, Ashlie Lester, Jonathon Beckmeyer, Anthony James,
Rich Feistman, and Claire Cook. With the help of our doctoral students, we are gradually
building a distance education structure for our undergraduate curricula.

Alumni News

Rachel Gordon, who graduated in May, has accepted a supervisor position at Burrell Behavioral
Health in Moberly. Congratulations, Rachel!

Jolyn Knapp, who has been living and working in Santa Fe, NM, just got a job as Family
Ministry Coordinator with Christ Church in Alexandria, VA. Congratulations, Jolyn!

HDFS is the “Successful” Subject

Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Human
Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, interviewed HDFS co-chair Dr.
Larry Ganong this summer to find out how we were doing as a department. Mizzou’s HDFS
department was chosen by Dr. Sherif Trask and her research partners as one of the successful
departments in a study she is conducting in which she hopes to better understand why
some HDFS programs are floundering while others seem to be flourishing. We look forward to
seeing her results!

We Do Research and the News Spreads…

Dr. Larry Ganong, co-chair of Human Development and Family Studies, and Dr. Elizabeth
Sharp, HDFS alumna and current Texas Tech faculty member, published a study reporting that
although the number of single women has increased, the stigma associated with being single has
not diminished. MU News Bureau released a brief press release on this study, which was re-
published by 119 media outlets (papers, web sites, blogs, TV, and radio), with some of the more
interesting ones being: GhanaNewsLink.com, GeekFest.com, ScienceDaily.com, KMOV-TV St.
Louis, MO, The Pitch Kansas City, MO, MSNBC.msn.com, datingismiserable.com,
SingleMindedWomen.com, WhyDatingStinks.info, FOX news, Times of India (Circ. 13.4
million), Toronto Star , LastOneDownTheAisleWins.com, and LiveStrong.com (Lance
Armstrong Foundation).

Dr. Proulx’s fibromyalgia study was covered this summer in the Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-x-c-fibromyalgia-20100602,0,2046481.story?page=2

                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 9/17/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Autumn is nearly here, which means crisp, cool and clear days, football games, and the semester
in full-speed-ahead mode. Plenty of Good News in that last sentence, and there is more to come.
Another HDFS Baby

As of last Friday, CDL Director Jessie Bradley is a new mother! Joi, or Joylea (Jessie hasn’t
decided yet) is 3 months old and wonderful. She’s hanging out in her mother’s office for a few
days until she’s acclimated enough to begin spending her weekdays in Blue Door.
Congratulations, Jessie!!! Talk about taking your work home with you…

Good News for the Lois Bryant Memorial Lecture

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is sponsoring a lecture at
3:00 on Wednesday, October 20th, in honor of the late Alumna and Faculty Member Dr. Z. Lois
Bryant. We will be bringing in Dr. Mignon Moore of UCLA to give a lecture related to her
soon-to-be-published book, "Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood
among Black Women." HDFS has organized this lecture as a tribute to Dr. Lois Bryant, who in
1986 became the first African American tenure-track faculty member in the College of Human
Environmental Sciences. She was tragically killed in a car wreck nearly 20 years ago.

Although we did not realize the overlap of the day of our lecture with the 2010 Diversity Summit
when we originally chose the date for the Lois Bryant Memorial Lecture, the content certainly
reflects the values of the MizzouDiversity Summit. The lecture is scheduled on the first day of
the Diversity Summit, yet right before the Summit officially begins. Graham McCaulley, who
has been organizing and arranging this lecture, asked if the Bryant Lecture could be included as
an option for Diversity Summit attendees who may be interested. This week, the Chancellor’s
Diversity Initiative Staff decided that this looks like an excellent pre-summit lecture offering.
They will promote the lecture through the MizzouDiversity Summit website:
http://mizzoudiversity.missouri.edu/ and via other more traditional avenues of promotion with
the MU events calendar
http://calendar.missouri.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=10/20/2010&todate=10/20/2010&view=D
ateTime&display=Day&type=public, and Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative website:
http://diversity.missouri.edu/.

The Lois Bryant Committee is chaired by Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman. Dr. Chris
Proulx, Marilyn Preston, and Rich Feistman join Graham McCaulley on the committee.

More GPC News about HDFS Graduate Students

Chavon Robinson, a new HDFS graduate student, has been appointed the Graduate and
Professional Student Council representative to the MU Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
(IAC). Chavon was a track and field star at the University of Wisconsin, so she understands the
demands on student athletes. Chavon is a Child Life grad student and one of the CDL Graduate
Teaching Assistants (busy woman). She will be joining HDFS Department Co-chair Larry
Ganong on the IAC this year. Dr. Ganong chairs the IAC again this year. Congratulations on
this prestigious appointment, Chavon!
A New Doctoral Candidate

When a doctoral student passes her comprehensive examinations, she becomes a Doctoral
Candidate. We have a covey of doctoral students taking comprehensives this fall, and the first
student to complete them is Marilyn Preston. She is a Graduate Instructor of HDFS 2450,
Human Sexuality Across the Life Span, and is also a TA in Women and Gender Studies (another
busy woman). Congratulations, Marilyn!

Teaching Seminar Update

HDFS values teaching as well as research and service, so again this year we are running an
extracurricular Teaching Seminar that meets periodically to discuss teaching issues. Yesterday
doctoral candidate Marilyn Preston and doctoral student Graham McCaulley presented an
interesting talk/discussion on “Feminist Teaching in HDFS.” Thanks, Marilyn and Graham!

FOK Online Nears 100

Focus on Kids Online, a parent education program for separating and divorcing parents
developed by HDFS faculty and graduate students, has been operating on a limited basis for a
little over one year. This online version of the face-to-face (FTF) program offered in many
counties throughout the state is designed to meet the needs of those who can’t travel to a FTF
program. Parents who are overseas in the military have participated this past year, for instance.
Graham McCaulley is the FOK Online Coordinator, and he reports that we are nearing 100
online participants. Graham, Dr. Dave Schramm, and Dr. Larry Ganong are working as a
committee to market FOK Online, and they are planning to add additional services and content.

A Makeover, of Sorts

Gentry 403, the office space for HDFS 2400 GTAs, has received a slight makeover. The scarred,
battered, and huge 60-year-old desks used by the TAs for years have been replaced by new,
functional, and smaller office desks. Brenda Bestgen, HDFS administrative assistant, finished
the makeover by purchasing “new” ($5 each) chairs from surplus that look fantastic (we are still
frugal, after all). We also owe thanks to Brenda and to the Graduate Student groups (HDFSSA
and MUCFR) and their presidents, Tyler Jamison and Madeleine Ebeling, for assembling the
desks. This furniture change was not for cosmetic reasons, but was done primarily for
pedagogical ones. The space is much more user friendly and functional now, and allows GTAs
to more comfortably meet with undergraduate students in HDFS 2400.

Milestones

Darajun Abel, who graduated with her MA in August, is working in Tel Aviv, Israel, for the
Bahai Faith International headquarters as a family educator.

Sarah Malia, who is an alumna of the joint graduate/professional degree in family studies and
law, is a Counselor at Law/Guardian ad litem/Conservator in Knoxville, TN. Sarah often works
with older adults and their families who need help managing the older adults’ affairs, and she
clearly uses what she has learned from both of her MU degrees in her position.

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 9/24/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Ok, your team is down by 4 points in the 4th quarter, the other team has the ball, and your QB has
thrown a couple of interceptions in the last few minutes. What do you do? Oh, yes, you also are
a little wet from an earlier rain shower. Do you quit cheering? Go home? No, you stay so that
you can high-five Teddy, who sits in front of you, when your team, let’s call them the Tigers,
scores the winning TD in the last minute. Without you, Teddy has nobody to celebrate with.
But because you stay, he does. I call that Good News. Here is some more.

Research Presentations

Department co-chair Dr. Larry Ganong will be presenting a paper next week in Milan at the 5th
Congress of the European Society on Family Relations. His topic is “Stepgrandparent-
Stepgrandchild Relationships.” Curator’s Professor Dr. Marilyn Coleman will be presenting a
paper on “Stepmothers.” Both of these papers are part of an international symposium on
stepfamilies presented by scholars from the USA (Drs. Kay Pasley and Scott Browning), Japan
(Dr. Shinji Nozawa), and New Zealand (Dr. Jan Pryor). In addition, Drs. Ganong and Coleman
will be conducting part of a day-long workshop at the Catholic University of Milan - they will
focus on “Resilience in Stepfamilies.” Ciao, Drs. Ganong and Coleman!

New Undergraduate Option

The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education informed MU this week that the HDFS
undergraduate emphasis area, Family and Lifespan Development, has been approved. The old
areas of Family Studies and Human Development will end when current majors in those
emphasis areas graduate. The new curriculum option is more flexible than the ones it is
replacing, making it less difficult for transfer students into HDFS to graduate in a timely
manner.

CFB Reaches Its Goal!

The number is 200 couples, but that is less important than the fact that Connecting for Baby
(CFB) met its annual goal of couples “served” (at least 8 hours of training in relationship skills)
this past week. CFB is a relationship skills program funded by HHS. Project manager Marnie
Morgan gets huge credit for this achievement, as do CFB Comets (it’s a research project mascot;
don’t ask why) Rich Feistman, Madeleine Ebeling, Sarah Mitchell, Claire Coughlin, Luke
Russell, Rachel Gordon, Kyrie Graves, Ashlie Lester, Dan Lester, Nick Frye, Jessica Scott,
Tyler Jamison, Nicole Roy, Sharita Wilson, Eric Wilson, Latanya Lewis, Darajun Abel,
Sabra Eads, Brian Eads, and Rachel Riney. HDFS Regional Extension Specialists Tom
Fuhrman, Sarah Traub, Michele Kroll, Melissa Bess, Maude Kelly, and Betty Reinsch also
deserve kudos. Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman is co-investigator and Dr. Larry Ganong
is the Principle Investigator for the project.

Milestones

Heidi Watkins completed her masters’ degree today. Congratulations, Heidi!

International Advising

Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman is serving on her third international PhD committee
(Australia, NZ, and England). The dissertation title is “The stepparent role: How it is defined
and negotiated in stepfamilies in New Zealand.” The doctoral student is enrolled at Victoria
University of Wellington and the doctorate is in Public Policy.

HDFS Co-Sponsors Multicultural Lecture Series

HDFS will co-sponsor the upcoming 10th annual Helen A. Neville Multicultural Lecture Series.
The Coalition for Cultural Competency (formerly the Center for Multicultural Research,
Training and Consultation) in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling
Psychology is bringing Dr. Patricia Arredondo to MU’s campus on October 7th and 8th as part
of this annual lecture series. She is scheduled to give two presentations on the MU campus:
“Latina/os and the Future of Higher Education in the U.S.” and “Immigrant Transitions and
Developmental Issues: Family, Economic, Psychological and Physical Health Implications.”

Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D. is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean
for the School of Continuing Education for the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and a
Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. She has dedicated her career to
addressing four primary areas in psychology and counseling: the transition identity development
of immigrants, multicultural competencies and guidelines, Latina/o psychology, and
organizational diversity management. Dr. Arredondo has authored and co-authored over 100
articles, books and book chapters. Her publications and international presentations in the broad-
based, multicultural psychology arena have led to numerous distinctions. Dr. Arredondo has held
leadership positions in many national and local professional organizations serving as President of
the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association Division 45 Society
for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, National Latina/o Psychological
Association, Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the Latino
Professional Network of Boston. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors of the Diversity
Leadership Alliance of Greater Phoenix and chairs the Dissertation Awards Committee for the
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. Dr. Arredondo has received multiple
accolades including fellow status with Divisions 17 and 45 of the American Psychological
Association (APA), a lifetime achievement award from APA, an honorary degree from the
University of San Diego and being named a Living Legend by the American Counseling
Association for her extensive contributions to multicultural counseling. The National
Multicultural Conference and Summit recently announced that she will be honored during the
Elder Ceremony at the 2011 conference, a distinction given to leading pioneers in multicultural
psychology.
HDFSSA Announcement

Ladies and Gentleman!

Are you looking for a fun way to meet other people in your department? Do you want to help the
community through fun service projects? Would you like to learn more about the HDFS
department?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, HDFS Student Association the organization for
you! We are a low commitment group the meets once a month for service and social
activities. HDFS Student Association is open to students in any major interested in working with
children and families.

HDFS Student Association will be holding our first meeting Thursday, September 30th
at 6:00pm in Gwynn Lounge. We will be talking about plans for the semester, discussing t-shirts,
eating delicious treats, and making Halloween cards for the kids at MU Children's Hospital. If
you are a returning member, please remember to bring your $10 dues.

Questions about HDFS Student Association? Feel free to e-mail Carlee Fliegelman (President)
at csfdkc@mail.missouri.edu

Thanks and hope to see you there!

New Software!

NVivo licenses will be added to two computers in Gentry 316. This is software to analyze
qualitative data. It will join SAS and SPSS on the 316 Gentry computers.

Alumni News

Dr. Amy Freshwater is newly promoted and tenured at Southeast Missouri State University.
Amy writes that this accomplishment was easy because she was so well prepared at MU.
Congratulations, Amy!

                                         OCTOBER

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 10/8/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Ok, we don’t send the Good News in HDFS out every week (i.e., we take summers off, mid-
semester breaks), but during the academic year we have been quite regular in sharing the good
things that are happening. Last Friday, however, for the first time ever, we did not send out this
email. That was more of a logistical issue than a problem with the amount of good things to
share. Now that we are back in town, we have some catching up to do.

She’s a Jolly Good Fellow!

Dr. Teresa Cooney, Associate Professor and Director of the HDFS Undergraduate Program, has
been awarded Fellow Status of The Gerontological Society of America, which is the ” oldest and
largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of
aging.” GSA has 5,200 members. Congratulations on this honor, Dr. Cooney!

More Good News for the Lois Bryant Memorial Lecture

We hope that everyone knows The Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Graduate Student Association (HDFS-GSA) is sponsoring a lecture at 3:00 on Wednesday,
October 20th, in honor of the late Alumna and Faculty Member Dr. Z. Lois Bryant. Dr. Mignon
Moore of UCLA will give a lecture related to her soon-to-be-published book, "Invisible
Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women." The talk will be
presented in Ellis Auditorium. There also will be a catered reception from 12-1:30 on the 20th, in
Gwynn Lounge. This event is free and open to the public, as is the talk.

HDFS-GSA has organized this lecture as a tribute to Dr. Lois Bryant, who in 1986 became the
first African American tenure-track faculty member in the College of Human Environmental
Sciences. Lois was killed in a car wreck nearly 20 years ago.

This lecture is going to begin the Mizzou Diversity Summit. Dr, Moore is a dynamic speaker
whose stimulating research will be a great beginning to this conference. The most recent good
news about this talk is that Graham McCaulley did a masterful job of writing proposals and
seeking enough funding to pay for the lecture expenses. His next task is to train someone to take
over after he graduates!

Research Opportunity for Married Adults with Fibromyalgia

For a study, Dr. Chris Proulx is seeking:

       Married couples in which one spouse has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Participating
       spouses will complete paper surveys in the comfort of their own homes on 7 consecutive
       evenings and will come to the MU campus for one laboratory visit lasting one to one and
       a half hours. Participation is not connected to any medical care or services. Participants
       will receive compensation for their participation. For more information, please contact
       Dr. Christine Proulx at 573-882-3029 or muheshdfsproulx@missouri.edu.

HDFS Students Raise Money to Help Others

HDFS students have been busy recently with fund-raising projects aimed at garnering money to
do good works. I share their projects with you in their own words, as much as possible.
First, from the HDFS Student Association (I have attached the flyer), and announcement from
President Carlee Fliegelman:

“Hello HDFS Friends!

Attached is a flyer for HDFS Student Association's fundraiser at Shakespeare's Pizza on October
14th. HDFS Student Association will receive 15% of the profits from anybody who presents this
flyer when they order at either the downtown or West Shakespeare's locations. We are hoping to
use the money that we make to fund our many community service projects including cooking
dinner for the Ronald McDonald House, and making Halloween cards for the Children's
Hospital. Please help support our work in the community with this fun and tasty fundraiser!”
Questions? E-mail Carlee Fliegelman csfdkc@mail.missouri.edu


Next we have a fundraiser by the Child Life Student Association:

                                     CDL Parent Night-Out…
Hosted By: The Child Life Student Association
Who? CLSA is extending the hours of the CDL for one special night (TBA) while parents are
given the opportunity to run errands, go on a date, or just allow themselves some R&R!
What? The children will be supervised by members of CLSA, all of whom have or will be
student teachers in blue, yellow, and green door (We have some red door teachers, too!).
Where? The event will take place at the CDL; which room(s) being used will depend on the
number of children attending.
When? That is what we need to know from YOU! Please email Katie Noll
(nollk@missouri.edu) what day(s) would be most desirable for an event like this along with how
many of your children would be attending.
Why? 100% of the proceeds from our fundraiser will go towards a child’s cleft lip or palate
repair…for more information feel free to visit www.SmileTrain.org.
Cost? CLSA is asking for a small $10 fee from each family, regardless of how many children
are attending. This is much cheaper than most sitters charge…J
Questions? Comments? Feel free to email Katie Noll (President of CLSA) at
nollk@missouri.edu … hope to see you there!

Back in August Dr. Jean Ispa asked the HDFS-GSA organization to do the following:

“ The reason for this email is that the morning of October 2nd, there will be a marathon race in
conjunction with the Roots ‘n Blues Festival, and a group of businesses has agreed to give
Central Missouri Community Action Agency up to $5000 if enough people come to volunteer to
hand out drinks to the runners as they pass by. It should be fun, and a relatively painless way to
support a very good organization. If you don’t mind getting up early one Saturday morning,
please consider doing this.”

They did! For pictures of this event, go to the HDFS web page – it looked like fun! Thanks to
all of the students who participated – Madeleine Ebeling, Graham McCaulley, Loni Dansi,
Luke Russell, Sarah Mitchell, Claire Coughlin, Colleen Prewitt, and Bethany Russell. They
were joined by a blues guitarist…

Finally, Kanwal Haq, an undergrad double major in HDFS and Biological Sciences, is the Vice
President of the Society for Undergraduate Researchers in the Life Sciences (SURLS). She was
instrumental in planning a mentoring dinner that served to raise money for Pakistan flood victims
(nearly 20 million people were affected by these floods). Kanwal reported that:

“133 people showed up! We raised a total of $2900, only 100 shy of our $3000 goal! But we are
still taking donations for a few more days and are sending out a giant check from SURLS late
next week!! This is the exact organization we are donating to:
https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=8320&8320.donation=form1.”

As you see above, the event was a big success, and they nearly reached their fundraising goal of
$3000. By the way, Dr. Cooney let us know that Kanwal Haq’s mother cooked most of the food
for the event!

Congratulations to Kanwal for leading a successful effort and best wishes to Carlee and
HDFSSA and Katie and CLSA! Thanks to HDFS-GSA for helping the Central Missouri
Community Action Agency earn money to help individuals and families in need in our
community.

Grads Helping Undergrads

On Tuesday the MU Council on Family Relations hosted a Question and Answer forum for
undergraduates who are interested in going to graduate school. Thanks to Ashlie Lester, Colleen
Pruett, Jonathon Beckmeyer, Claire Cook, Loni Dansi, Nick Frye, Melissa Schotthofer,
Luke Russell, and Linley Snyder for representing the HDFS grads so well!

She’s a Star

Well, not so much, but she does have a profile on MU's Grad School website:
https://gradschool.missouri.edu/about-us/profiles/fall2010/TroiloJessica.php. Dr. Jessica Troilo,
2010 graduate, was featured on the Graduate School web site for winning the 2010 Outstanding
Dissertation Award. Her advisor was Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman. Jess is an Assistant
Professor of Child Development & Family Studies in the Department of Technology, Learning &
Culture at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. [Jessica.Troilo@mail.wvu.edu]

Alumni Updates

Kathy Ball finished her Dissertation and on October 18th she begins work as Research
Coordinator for two cancer prevention grants at the University of Texas’ School of Public
Health. Congratulations, Kathy! Jean Ispa was Kathy’s advisor.

Dr. Yiting Chang has accepted a tenure-track position in HDFS with the University of
Vermont! Congratulations, Yiting!
Dr. Jennifer Henk accepted a position with the University of Arkansas. She joins the
department of Dr. Tim Killian, another HDFS alumnus. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Not Low Performing – Probably Why We’re Tired

The Coordinating Board of Higher Education in Missouri issued a list of what they called “low
performing programs” – academic departments and schools that graduated an average of less
than 10 undergraduates, 5 master’s students, and 3 PhDs over the past three years. HDFS was
one of two units in the College of Human Environmental Sciences that did not make this list.
Our average numbers of graduates were about 42, 10, and 3, respectively.

The UM System and MU central administration also are assessing individual faculty and
departmental productivity with a variety of productivity indicators, and we expect that we will
continue to do well in these reviews.

                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 10/15/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

Beautiful weather this week, with leaves turning and the air clear and cool (most of the time).
The semester is about half-way over, which is more good news. Stay tuned…

HDFS Numbers are Up

Fall semester enrollment figures are in and the number of undergraduate majors in HDFS is
214, an increase over last fall of 32 students. This is a 17+% increase, which is huge! Most of
our majors are transfers from other departments, so this means that we are likely to be even
larger before the year is over, because fewer leave than join us. This makes us happy – welcome
to HDFS!

Faculty on Board(s)

Department co-chair Larry Ganong has been reappointed to the editorial boards of the Journal
of Marriage and Family and the Journal of Family Theory and Review. He also serves on the
Journal of Family Nursing, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Family
Relations editorial boards.

CDIS Courses

HDFS 3510: Curriculum and Activities for the Early Childhood Setting and HDFS 2450: Human
Sexuality Across the Lifespan, have been submitted to the Center for Distance and Independent
Study for editing. This means students should be able to enroll in these courses in a few months.
Marlene Levine and HDFS alumna Dr. Michelle Mathews wrote the first course, and alumna
and affiliated faculty member Dr. Melissa Herzog and doctoral student Jessica Scott wrote the
second.
Speaking of CDIS courses, HDFS 1610: Intimate Relationships now has 7 students enrolled. It
just became available for distance education students a few weeks ago. Doctoral student Tyler
Jamison wrote the course (with Dr. Ganong) and is the grader.

Head Start Action

Stacey Owsley, Director of the Missouri Head Start-State Collaboration Office and a part of
the HDFS Center for Family Policy & Research, sent this news:

       In August 2010, the Missouri Head Start State Collaboration Office became a member of
       the Comprehensive System Management Team (CSMT) and is working collaboratively
       to ensure Missouri’s public mental health services system for children results in positive
       outcomes for children and families. Section 630.097 RSMo requires the Department of
       Mental Health in partnership with all departments represented on the Children’s Services
       Commission, to develop a unified and accountable comprehensive children’s mental
       health delivery system. The statute further requires the Department to establish the
       Comprehensive System Management Team (CSMT) from those agencies and other
       entities identified in statute. The CSMT oversees the implementation of System of Care
       (SOC) throughout Missouri. SOC is a partnership of organizations, family members and
       communities with shared responsibility to meet the mental health needs of children,
       youth and families.

       On September 30, 2010 Governor Nixon signed a proclamation honoring the first annual
       National Childhood Obesity Month. The Missouri Head Start- State Collaboration Office
       participated in the proclamation signing ceremony, as an active member of the Missouri
       Council for Activity and Nutrition (MoCAN), along with the Missouri Department of
       Health and Senior Services. The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition is a group
       of agencies and organizations united in their commitment to prevent and reduce obesity
       and other chronic diseases in Missouri.

       Thanks, Stacey!

Doctoral Graduates 2000-2010

All academic units at MU recently (today) reported to the Provost on their graduates over the
past decade and what they were doing. Here is what our doctoral alumni are doing:

Name of Graduate             Year Title                        Institution
Ball, Katharine              2010 Research Coordinator         University of Texas
                                                               School of Public Health
Nickleberry, Lynette         2010 Visiting Assistant Professor University of Missouri
                                                               Black Studies Department
Mensah, Kortet               2010 Therapist                    Family Therapy Center
                                                               In Chicago
Markham, Melinda             2010 Assistant Professor          Kansas State-Salina
Tobias, Scott               2009 Assistant Professor          Kent State-Stark
Troilo, Jessica             2009 Assistant Professor          University of West Virginia
Porter, Noriko              2008 Assistant Teaching Prof.     Washington State Univ.
Csizmadia, Annamaria        2008 Assistant Professor          University of Connecticut-
                                                              Stamford
Rothrauff, Tanja            2008   Assistant Research Prof.   University of Georgia
Halgunseth, Linda Citlali   2007   Associate Research Prof. Penn State
Matthews, Michelle          2006   Consultant                 M & T Educational
                                                              Consulting Inc. in St. Louis
Keller, Kimberly Jean       2006   Research Associate         University of Missouri
                                                              Extension - OSEDA
Henk, Jennifer              2006   Assistant Professor        University of Arkansas
Lane, Valerie               2005   Senior Training Specialist Zero to Three
Harper, Scott               2005   Associate Professor        Oklahoma Christian Univ.
Chang, Yiting               2005   Assistant Professor        University of Vermont
Hans, Jason                 2004   Associate Professor        University of Kentucky
Halliburton, Amy            2004   Assistant Professor        Oklahoma State University
Cushinberry, Catherine      2004   Director of Research       Girls Incorporated
Bordere, Tashel             2003   Associate Professor        Univ. of Central Missouri
Sharp, Elizabeth            2003   Associate Professor        Texas Tech University
Turner, Joan                2002   Associate Professor        Mount Saint Vincent Univ.
Freshwater, Amy             2002   Associate Professor        Southeast Missouri State
Jeong Shin An               2002   Assistant Professor        Pusan National University
                                                              in South Korea
Radina, Elise               2002   Associate Professor        Miami of Ohio University
Brooks, Sheila              2002   Assistant Professor        University of Southern
                                                              Mississippi
Martin, Patricia            2002   Director                   Head Start for the Ozarks
                                                              Area Community Action
                                                              Corporation (Deceased)
Park, Se-Kyung              2002   unknown                    Korea Institute for Health
                                                              and Social Affairs
Hardesty, Jennifer          2001   Associate Professor        University of Illinois
Killian, Timothy            2001   Associate Professor        University of Arkansas
Mumford, Judith             2001   National Consultant        Charting the Course-
                                                              DeBary FL
Perry, Joanne Marie         2001   Teaching Professor         Walden University
Dyer, Kathleen D.           2001   Associate Professor        California State University-
                                                              Fresno
Umana-Taylor, Adriana       2001   Associate Professor        Arizona State University
Weaver, Shannon             2000   Associate Professor        University of Connecticut
Dr. Judy Ann Mumford [jamumford@gmail.com], formerly of the Center for Family Policy
and Research at MU, sent us this good news as we created the above report:


      “Just a quick P.S: I'm so grateful for my high quality, meaningful MU graduate
      experience. Everything I do professionally is based on research--others' as well as my
      own. Here is some of what I have been doing:


      - Founder of Charting the Course (chartingthecourse.net), which provides resources for
      parents and teachers of children birth through 12.
      - Facilitate parenting workshops based on topics discussed in my book Small Boat, Wide
      Sea: Parenting in the 21st Century (2005).
      - Conduct training sessions at state and national conferences on topics pertaining to
      parenting and teaching in the 21st century.
      - Speak to general audiences in various venues on the topic of 21st century parenting.
      Below are titles of some of the presentations I've done over the past three years.
      All Hands on Deck
      Anchored, Aground, or Adrift?
      Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating with Children and their Parents
      Childhood in the 21st Century
      Confessions of a Struggling Parent: Now What?
      Creating a Safe Harbor
      Deciphering Morse Code
      Discipline: Moving beyond the Brain Stem
      Early and Middle Adolescents: The Young and the Restless
      Early Childhood Experiences & Adolescent Behaviors: Making the Connection
      Entitlement and the 21st Century Child
      Families in the 21st Century
      Fluctuating Barometric Pressure (Preadolescence)
      From Deckhand to First Mate
      Leaving Cute, Entering Cool: The Adolescent Journey
      Me, Myself, & I
      Motherhood Unending
      Motherhood: Exploring our Gift
      Motherhood: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
      Parenting in the 21st Century
      Pre-Adolescence: What a Ride!
      Seagoing Rules and Regs: Relationships and Boundaries
      Teaching in the 21st Century: What's in Their Backpacks?
      The Chain of Command
      The Lighthouse
      The State of America’s Families
      Turbulent Seas: Societal and Peer Pressure
      We All Scream. . .for Boundaries”
Great work, Judy – we are proud of you and our other doctoral graduates!

More Alumni News – from Europe

Master’s alumna Amrita Singh wrote: "I am currently working in Amsterdam. Yes, I left home
once more.....my job title is Programme Manager, Asia Pacific, with Child Helpline
International, a global network of child helplines......I miss Mizzou and will never forget the
awesome time I had in Dr. Coleman’s course on gender relations and the Wonderdogs (research
team)......hi to everyone!!!”

                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 10/22/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

ESPN College GameDay is at Mizzou tomorrow, as are many other sports media, a
Homecoming Parade (the 99th Homecoming at MU), and a football game. Tonight (Friday) there
are House Decorations in Greektown. This should be enough good news, but it is not. Here is
more:

Faculty Presentations

Coleman, M., & Ganong, L. (2010, October). Relationship resilience in stepfamilies. The Larry
     Kurdek Memorial Lecture, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

Lois Bryant Memorial Lecture a Huge Success

Dr. Mignon Moore of the Sociology Department at UCLA gave a stimulating talk on October 20,
2010, "Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women."
HDFS organized this lecture as a tribute to the late Alumna and Faculty Member Dr. Z. Lois
Bryant, the first African American tenure-track faculty member in the College of Human
Environmental Sciences. Lois was killed in a car wreck 20 years ago. There was standing-room-
only attendance for the presentation in the 250-seat Ellis Auditorium, and Dr. Moore’s talk was
followed by a lengthy Question and Answer Session. The Lois Bryant Committee was chaired
by Graham McCaulley, who wrote the proposal to MU GSA that funded the Lecture. Curator’s
Professor Marilyn Coleman, Dr. Chris Proulx, Marilyn Preston, and Rich Feistman joined
Graham on the committee.

It seems fitting to share Dr. Coleman’s comments about Dr. Lois Bryant, which she delivered
prior to Mignon Moore’s speech:

       Approximately 30 years ago, Lois Bryant applied to the graduate program in
       HDFS. She had a “sterling” 2.2 GPA from Lincoln University, which was
       evidence of the really good time that she had as an undergrad. Her Verbal subtest
       on the Graduate Record Exam was nearly perfect, however - the highest score I
       had ever seen so we took a risk and accepted her into the program. It turned out
to be very little risk. Lois did so well in her classes that we quickly assigned her
to teaching responsibilities. She ended up teaching our Black Families class as
well as multiple sections of Intimate Relations. She also both developed and
taught the first Multicultural Children and Families course. She was an exemplary
teacher.

Her research was also promising and important. When teaching Intimate
Relationships she came to me (I was department chair at the time) and
complained that African American families were only mentioned in the textbooks
in sections labeled “problem families” in sections on welfare and poverty, drugs,
and dysfunctions. As a result, we did a study of the introductory family textbooks
to see exactly what was being said about African American families. This resulted
in a 1988 article in Family Relations, “The Black family as portrayed in
introductory marriage and family textbooks.” We coded the books as portraying
Black families as either culturally deviant (only listed under topics suggesting
dysfunction) or culturally equivalent (differences between Blacks and Whites
were attributed to causes other than race, refuted the deviance perspective, and
cited researchers who used the equivalent perspective). Nine books were from the
deviance perspective, 12 from the equivalent, and 4 were mixed. None of the
books did a great job of presenting Black families. Lois suggested that rather than
presenting Black families as culturally deviant or culturally equivalent, they
should present Black families from the cultural variant perspective, a perspective
that does not present comparisons of Black and White families at all. According
to this perspective, the contemporary African-American family is a unique family
form which has best been described as “African in nature, American in nurture.”
After this article was published, several textbook companies contacted Lois
thanking her for pointing out the shortcomings in their books and promising to
change the way that Black families were portrayed in future textbooks – and they
did this. Her research made a difference.

In spite of her teaching and research skills, Lois told me that she was a social
worker at heart. She volunteered several nights a month at Loaves and Fishes
soup kitchen and engaged in many other community volunteer activities. Because
of her many contributions to the community a shelter for abused women and
children was named after her – The Lois Bryant House. When Lois was killed in
a car accident she was driving to meet a former student to help her with a class.
This was a student who was no longer in Lois’ class – she was just kindly helping
her out. Even in death, she continues to help students via Lois Bryant
Scholarships, an award that well over a dozen students have received.

When I hired Lois to teach as a graduate student the Director of Black Studies and
I had to make the trek to Jesse Hall every semester to beg for the $2,000 or so that
graduate students were paid back then. It didn’t matter that she was teaching
hundreds of students and that she was a Black female role model, we had to beg
and plead for her funding every semester. We struggled with this funding issue
the entire time she was a graduate student. Fortunately, after she graduated we
       were able to hire her as a faculty member and she became the first tenure-track
       Black faculty member in the College of Human Environmental Sciences. She was
       well on her way towards tenure when she died. The good side of this story is that
       Lois’ $2,000 TA position was the tiny seed that has now grown into a named
       chair, the Millsap Chair in Human Development and Family Studies
       Diversity. We are currently in the process of hiring our second Millsap
       Professor. It has taken us nearly 20 years to get here, but Lois, a special person,
       started something special in HDFS that has continued on long after her death.
       This lecture is in honor of that special person.

Graduate Students Compile Methods and Stats Syllabi

HDFS-GSA President Madeleine Ebeling reports that the Graduate Student Association has
compiled research methods and statistics courses syllabi from across campus from both last
semester and this semester. These are stored in a binder in Gentry 316. The intention is to
maintain this resource with updated syllabi every semester. Thanks, Madeleine and HDFS-
GSA!

He has a Face for Radio

Department co-chair Larry Ganong was a guest on the KBIA radio “Intersection” program last
Monday. He appeared along with Assistant Athletic Director Joe Scogin, Kim Martin of the
Mizzou AD Life After Sports Program, and Kevin Rutland, Tiger football co-captain. The topic
of the program was MU Tiger student athletes and the resources invested in them. Dr. Ganong
was on the show as the Intercollegiate Athletics Department Chair. “Intersection” is a weekly
hour-long community roundtable that provides in-depth discussion on topics of importance to the
mid-Missouri community. The program airs live on KBIA/91.3 and on the internet from 2-3 p.m.
Mondays. An edited, 30-minute version is rebroadcast on KBIA/91.3 FM at 6:30 p.m. the same
day. The full program also appears later in the week on Columbia's public access television
channel, CAT-TV, and on Mediacom.

Good News from Alums

Dr. Jess Troilo, West Virginia University, received word that a grant she submitted will be
funded by WVU Extension. The grant will be to study the effectiveness of a parenting education
class for divorced nonresidential fathers that Jess has been developing with an extension agent.
Focus on Kids is a parent! Congratulations, Jess!

Dr. Jeong Shin “An” (PhD 2002) of Pusan National University in South Korea has been
awarded a competitive grant from the Department of Education and Science and the National
Research Foundation of Korea. She’s a co-investigator on the 3-year project titled, “Moving
toward Mature Aging: A New Social Model and its Application for Korean Elders.” She will be
able to apply for renewal for up to 2 more cycles—with maximum funding set at 10 years. Dr.
Teresa Cooney is the U.S. consultant on the grant, and will possibly be visiting there to engage
in work with the team. Congratulations, An!
Dr. Noriko Porter has been invited by the Board of the Japan Society of Research on Early
Childhood Care and Education (equivalent to NAEYC in the U.S.) to be one of the panelists in
their international symposium. This 64th annual conference will be held in Tokyo May 21-22
next year. Congratulations, Nori!

Alumni Update

We received this job update from Dr. Sekyoung Park (2002):

Greetings from Seoul: I’m sorry for this late reply. I was gone for the business trip last week. I’m
glad to hear from MU. Here is the information you needed.

Your current place of employment: Welfare Service Research Division/ Korea Institute for
Health & Social Affairs
Your current rank or title: Research Fellow

Please say hello to HDFS for me. I wish everyone happiness and health at Columbia. Thanks
much.

Sekyung Park / Research Fellow
Korea Institute for Health & Social Affairs
Off Tel. +822. 380. 8184 Cell Ph. +8210. 7454. 8184 http://www.kihasa.re.kr
Email. parks@kihasa.re.kr

Updates to Gentry 316

HES IT “captain” Mike Sullivan shares this information: 316 Gentry now has the following
software available (see below). The two computers on the rectangular desk are mainly set up for
statistical work and the computer on the round table is set up more for web conferencing,
distance learning, and video work.

On the two computers next to each other:
SPSS
AMOS
SAS
NVivo
Microsoft Office

On the one computer on the round table:
SPSS
Microsoft Office
Webcam
Skype
Tegrity
Bamboo tablet
VHS/DVD player
Video Capture/Conversion from VHS, DVD, Flash web sites, etc.
                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 10/29/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

It might be hard to top last weekend for Good News, but we can try. Here goes:

Faculty Presentations

Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman and Professor Larry Ganong gave two presentations last
week in Kansas City to the Association of Missouri Mediators (AMM) annual meeting. HDFS
alumna and AMM President Jane Rippeto invited them to present. It should be noted that both
presentation titles were meant to be ironic, and the first presentation title is credited to 18th
Century British author Samuel Johnson.

Coleman, M., & Ganong, L. (2010, October). Remarriage: The triumph of hope over
     experience. The Annual Conference of the Association of Missouri Mediators, Kansas
     City, MO.

Ganong, L., & Coleman, M. (2010, October). Hey, Kids – Meet your New Dad! Workshop
presented to the Annual Conference of the Association of Missouri Mediators, Kansas City, MO.

Students Practice for NCFR, GSA

Yesterday afternoon several graduate students practiced presenting the papers that they will
deliver at the National Council on Family Relations meeting next week and at the Gerontological
Society of American meeting the following week. Over 20 graduate students and faculty
members listened to presenters Jessica Scott, Graham McCaulley, Rich Feistman, James
Stowe, Adam Galovan, Loni Dansie, Luke Russell, and Jonathon Beckmeyer. Tyler
Jamison was the time-keeper. The students did a great job overall, and their peers and faculty
gave them helpful feedback. Conference participants should look out!

Grad Student Milestone

Elizabeth Burkhalter completed her master’s degree in Child Life yesterday. Elizabeth’s
internship and master’s project were completed at the All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg,
FL. Elizabeth created a useful resource for the child life staff there - a pictorial storybook
designed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who face surgery. Congratulations,
Elizabeth!

Clickin’ Away

Last week doctoral students Tyler Jamison and Richard Feistman presented a talk to other
graduate students at the HDFS Informal Teaching Seminar about how to use clickers to stimulate
class discussions in large lecture classes. They did a great job of explaining the pros and cons of
clickers, and showed some examples from their own teaching experiences. Thanks, Tyler and
Rich!

Child Life Internship

Lindsay Hoogner was offered multiple child life internships for next semester, including one in
Kansas City, one at St. Jude’s, and one in Houston. She has accepted the one in Houston. Good
luck, Lindsay!

Parade News

CDL children and teachers marched in the Homecoming Parade last Saturday. The police
estimated a parade crowd of 50,000, so lots of fame for the CDL!

HDFS Faculty go to Leavenworth

Several HDFS faculty will be going to Ft. Leavenworth Army Base (not the federal prison, as
you may have expected) in two weeks to participate in online curriculum planning for the Great
Plains IDEA consortium. A master’s degree in Family Studies and Community Services and a
bachelor’s degree in early childhood education will be developed, and the master’s degree in
Youth Development will be modified. Going from HDFS will be Larry Ganong (Family
Studies, Youth Development), Marilyn Coleman (Youth Development), Melissa Herzog
(Youth Development), Mark Fine (Family Studies), Cynthia Reeser (Family Studies), Louis
Manfra, (Early Childhood Education), and Pam Storey (Early Childhood Education). Great
Plains IDEA received a grant from the military to develop online degrees that would be available
to military personnel and their dependents. Dean Stephen Jorgensen is the Chair of the Great
Plains IDEA.

Certificate in Lifespan Development

Led by Dr. Nicole Campion-Barr of the Department of Psychological Sciences, HDFS and
Psychological Sciences are cooperating to propose a Graduate Certificate in Lifespan
Development. Both departments will offer courses for this certificate, and several courses are
already cross-listed. Amanda Rose, (Psychological Sciences), Marilyn Coleman (HDFS),
Jean Ispa (HDFS), Larry Ganong (HDFS, and Debora Bell (Psychological Sciences) will serve
as the Advisory Board. Graduate Dean George Justice suggested this cooperative program to Dr.
Campion- Barr, who will head this Certificate program.

Did You Know?

We have graduated 35 PhD students since 2000, all of whom are professionally employed
throughout the United States and in Canada and Asia. All of our alumni who have been
employed at universities long enough to be approved for tenure have received tenure.


                                      NOVEMBER
                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 11/5/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS:

We are in lovely downtown Minneapolis, attending the National Council on Family Relations
Annual Meeting. HDFS at Mizzou is well represented, with faculty, students, and alumni in
attendance. Beautiful city, great meeting, and MU is making a mark, as you will see:

Faculty Publications

Thornburg, K. R. (2010, November). Child outcomes in a state QRS: do children who attend
      higher quality programs have greater gain scores than those in lower quality programs?
      The Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young
      Children, Anaheim, CA.

Morrison, J., Thornburg, K. R., & Mayfield, W. (2010, November). Preschool teachers’
       responses to constructivist curriculum training. The Annual Conference of the National
       Association for the Education of Young Children, Anaheim, CA.

Publication:

Pianta, R. C., Barnett, W. S., Burchinal, M., & Thornburg, K. R. (2009). The effects of
        preschool education: What we know, how public policy is or is not aligned with the
        evidence base, and what we need to know. Psychological Science in the Public Interest,
        10 (2), 49-88.

NCFR – Round 1

This is round 1 of Mizzou presentations at the National Council on Family Relations Annual
Conference in Minneapolis, MN. There is a lot of Mizzou activity at NCFR, so next week we
will have round 2.

Galovan, A. M., & Holmes, E. K. (2010, November). A family systems exploration of change in
      the parental marriage: Creating longitudinal typologies. Paper: National Council on
      Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN.

Holmes, E. K., & Galovan, A. M. (2010, November). Are all “stable” parent-child
      relationships the same? Typological analyses of conflict and closeness over time. Paper:
      National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN.

Poulsen, F. O., Busby, D. M., & Galovan, A. M. (2010, November). Pornography in Committed
       Relationships: More Than Meaning. Poster: National Council on Family Relations.
       Minneapolis, MN.
Russell, L. T., & Weaver, S. E. (2010, November). Building steprelationships: Stepchildrens'
       experiences of their stepparents. Poster session presented at the 72nd Annual Conference
       of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Dansie, L., Higginbotham, B., Davis, P., Smith, L., Skogrand, L., & Reck, K. (2010,
      November). Stepfathers and Stepfamily Education. Paper presented at the meeting of the
      National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Feistman, R., McCaulley, G., Coleman, M., & Ganong, L. (2010, November). Applying
      inclusive contextual programming: Adult relationship education. Paper presented at the
      National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Ganong, L., & Coleman, M. (2010, November). Age Differences in Beliefs about
     Intergenerational Assistance to Older Kin. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The
     National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Frye, N. E. & Feistman, R. (2010). Alexithymia in Romantic Relationships: An Interdependence
       Analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of The National Council on Family
       Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Frye, N. E. (2010). ‘I’m just not feeling this relationship’: An actor-partner interdependence
       model of alexithymia in close relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The
       National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Preston, M., McCaulley, G., & Brooks, E. (2010, November). Student and faculty perspectives
       on feminism in family studies. Poster session presented at the 72nd Annual National
       Council on Family Relations Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Jamison, T., & Proulx, C. M. (2010, November). “Shacking Up”: Validation of the reasons for
      visiting scale. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Family
      Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Gillespie, T., Beckmeyer, J. J., & Arditti, J. A. (2010, November). The 4-H LIFE Program:
       Facilitating family relationships during incarceration. In J. Arditti (Chair), Children and
       their incarcerated parents: Promising theoretical and applied approaches. Symposium
       conducted at the annual National Council on Family Relations Conference, Minneapolis,
       MN.

Beckmeyer, J. J. (2010, November). Teenage sexual activity: The role of unsupervised time and
     dating. Poster session presented at the annual National Council on Family Relations
     Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Scott, J. & Schramm, D. (2010, November). Merging Child Abuse Prevention with Relationship
        Education for Adolescents. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council on
        Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.
Coon, T. G. (2010, November). A Critical Feminist Autoethnographic Approach to
      Understanding the Abortion Experience. Poster session presented at the annual meeting
      of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Faculty Nominated to CCF Board

Department co-chair Larry Ganong and Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman have been
nominated to be on the Board of Directors of the Council on Contemporary Families. The
Council on Contemporary Families is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to
providing the press and public with the latest research and best-practice findings about American
families. Members include demographers, economists, family therapists, historians, political
scientists, psychologists, social workers, sociologists, as well as other family social scientists and
practitioners. Founded in 1996 and based at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Council's
mission is to enhance the national understanding of how and why contemporary families are
changing, what needs and challenges they face, and how these needs can best be met. To fulfill
that mission, the Council holds annual conferences, open to the public, and issues periodic
briefing papers and fact sheets.

http://www.contemporaryfamilies.org/

Did You Know?

             Integration of Students in the Teaching and Research Missions of HDFS

HDFS encourages successful completion and placement of PhD graduates through teaching and
research practica. All PhD students must complete three credit hours of faculty-mentored
teaching in a face-to-face classroom setting and most also have been teaching three credits in an
online classroom setting. Students also complete six credit hours of faculty-mentored research.
Teaching practica are preceded by “shadowing” a course instructor for at least one full semester
prior to the mentored teaching experience. Research practica are done with at least two different
faculty members, preferably including both a qualitative and a quantitative experience.
These practica encourage faculty/student interaction and help provide a structured environment
for exploring career possibilities (e.g., teaching college students, developing research interests,
and/or expertise in new methodologies).

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 11/12/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS!

We are rushing toward Thanksgiving in a few weeks, rushing past the middle of the semester (a
few weeks ago), and hurrying to complete the next assignment. Let’s slow down a moment and
consider some good news in HDFS:
We Have Another Winner!

Although he modestly did not tell anyone in advance, Dr. Dave Schramm, HDFS Assistant
Professor and State Extension Specialist, received the prestigious Early Career Achievement
Award on November 2nd at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family
Relations held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The highly competitive national award honors a
Cooperative Extension State Specialist in Family Life and Human Development who has made a
significant impact in the field within the first 7 years of his/her career.

Dr. Schramm was recognized for his research and programmatic work in several critical family
and human development areas, including couple relations, family-life education, and divorce.
Dr. Schramm co-teaches the Focus on Kids program for separating/divorcing parents 2-3 times
per month and oversees regional extension specialists who teach the class in over 50 Missouri
counties. He has secured over $1 million in external funding to support this work and is noted
for his ability to work collaboratively within and across state lines. Through his use of traditional
techniques and innovative technologies, his programs are accessible to educators and families
throughout his state and nation. He has also contributed to the empirical base for family life
education with 6 peer-reviewed articles in the past two years. The National Awards Committee
noted that Dr. Schramm “embodies the mission of Cooperative Extension – to build bridges –
advance family science – and ensure that it matters – that children, families, and the
communities they live in are empowered and strengthened.”

Wow! We are proud of you, Dave! Congratulations, Dr. Schramm!

National Council on Family Relations, Part 2

Last week we shared the first round of good news from the NCFR annual meeting in
Minneapolis, in the form of several posters and presentations by graduate students and faculty.
More good news from that meeting was promised, and here it is. First, here is a list of posters
and presentations of HDFS alumni and faculty. Students, note that only the first two are in APA
format…

Troilo, J., & Coleman, M. (November, 2010). The subjectivity of involvement: Nonresidential
       father identities. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations annual
       conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Markham, M., & Coleman, M. (November, 2010). The good, the bad, and the ugly: Divorced
     mothers' experiences with coparenting. Poster presented at the National Council on
     Family Relations annual conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Opportunities and Challenges in Gerontology Education: Lessons Learned, Angela Hauger, Amy
Hosier, Alan Taylor, M. Elise Radina; Gregg W. Wentzell; Amanda C. Ginter; Katherine
Higgins; Elyse Markovitz;

Families with Breast Cancer: Toward a Theory of Health Related Family Quality of Life, M.
Elise Radina
Qualitative Methodology, Research, and Theory in Family Studies: Taking Stock and Exploring
Future Possibilities. Panelists: Jane Gilgun, Paul Rosenblatt, Elizabeth Sharp and M. Elise
Radina

Engaging in a Student-centered Collaborative Redesign of the Later Life Families Course, M.
Elise Radina; Gregg W. Wentzell; Amanda C. Ginter; Katherine Higgins; Elyse Markovitz;
Trisha St. Clair

How Mothers’ Breast Cancer Shapes Their Adult Daughters’ Intimate Relationships, Amanda
Ginter, & M. Elise Radina

Caregiving in the Context of Breast Cancer: Mothers and Adult Daughters as Caregivers for
Survivors, M. Elise Radina; Amanda C. Gineter; Carlyn Richardson; Kate Anderson; Kelly
Knape; Elyse Markovitz; Trisha St. Clair

Abstinence, Sex, and Virginity: Do They Mean What We Think They Mean? Claire Kimberly,
Jason Hans

What Happened to Famology? Department Name Trends Across Three Decades, Donna Smith,
Jason Hans, Claire Kimberly

Defining Infidelity and Identifying Cheaters: An Inductive Approach With a Factorial Design,
Brooke Strickler, Jason Hans

The Effect of Domestic Violence Allegations on Custody Evaluators’ Recommendations,
Jennifer Hardesty, Jason Hans, Megan Haselschwerdt, Lyndal Khaw, Kimberly Crossman

Violence, Protective Strategies, and Depression Among Divorcing Mothers, Megan L.
Haselschwerdt, Elissa Thomann Mitchel, Jennifer L. Hardesty, Marcela Raffaelli

Midwife-Assisted Childbirth: An Educational Intervention That Changes Attitudes, Jason Hans,
Claire Kimberly

Romantic Relationship Ideologies, Preoccupation with Thinness, and Disordered Eating among
College Students, Elizabeth Sharp, Kristina Keyton, Jennifer Richardson, Melissa Gaa
Campen

Students/New Professionals Workshop - Negotiating Identity: A Conversation Between
Students and Professionals Panelists: Marysol Asencio; Mayra Bamaca-Colbert; Shonda Craft;
Shi-Ruei Fang; Katia Paz Goldfarb; Robin Jarrett; Karen Quek; Yan Ruth Xia; Adriana
Umaña-Taylor

Latino Adolescents’ Academic Motivation: The Role of Siblings, Edna Alfaro, Adriana
Umaña-Taylor
Examining a Measure of Social Support Among Mexican-Origin Teen Mothers and Their
Mother-Figures, Adriana Umaña-Taylor; Kimberly Updegraff; Rebecca White; Melissa
Herzog; Jacqueline Pflieger

Coparenting Quality After Separation: The Role of Intimate Terrorism and Boundary Ambiguity,
Kimberly Crossman, Lyndal Khaw, Jennifer Hardesty, Marcela Raffaelli

Child Custody Evaluations in the Context of Domestic Violence Allegations, Jason Hans,
Jennifer Hardesty, Megan Haselschwerdt, Lyndal Khaw, Kimberly Crossman

Filipino Father Religiosity, Behaviors, and Family Dynamics, Scott Harper, Alan Martin

National Council on Family Relations, Part 3

In addition to making contributions to scholarship about relationships and
families, Mizzou’s HDFS contingent at NCFR provided service: Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, HDFS
alumna now at Texas Tech, was the chair of the Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Paper
Committee. This award went to Megan L. Haselschwerdt, a graduate student at Illinois who is
the student of MU alumna Jen Hardesty. In addition, HDFS alumnus Dr. Kevin Kohnke was a
Presider/Facilitator for a session. Kevin now lives and teaches in Nebraska. Dr. David Schramm
is the Student/New Professional Representative of the Education and Enrichment Section of
NCFR.

The whole department was a winner in a presentation given by Dr. Bahira Sherif Trask, of the
University of Delaware, Dr. Raeann Hamon, Professor at Messiah College, and Mary Ann
Hollinger, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Mizzou’s HDFS department was chosen as
one of the successful HDFS departments in a study they presented. Unofficially, many of
Dr. Ganong’s quotations made the Powerpoint slides.


As we noted in the Good News of 9-3-2010, Rich Feistman was a winner of the National
Council on Family Relations’ Education and Enrichment Section award for Outstanding Student
Proposal. Rich got a certificate, some money, and a little glory at a reception at NCFR This was
the second year in a row that an HDFS graduate student won this award (Graham McCaulley
won last year). Congratulations, Rich!

And Yet Another NCFR Honoree!

Dean Stephen Jorgensen was recognized at the 25th anniversary dinner for the Certified Family
Life Education program on Wednesday evening at the NCFR conference. Our dean was one of
the original 14 members of the CFLE Standards and Certification Committee. NCFR recognized
this group for establishing the framework and procedures that were eventually adopted by
the NCFR Board of Directors in 1985. This group worked for four years to accomplish this.
Congratulations, Dean Jorgensen!
And a Near Miss, and yet an Honor to be Close

An article co-authored by Dr. Chris Proulx was one of three articles nominated for the Men in
Families focus group's 2010 Best Article by a New Professional Award. Dr. Proulx didn't win,
but this is a case of being a winner just by being nominated. Congratulations, Chris – we are
proud of you! Here is the reference:

Proulx, C. M., Helms, H. M., Milardo, R. M., & Payne, C. C. (2009). Friends’ relational support
      and wives’ family relationships: The role of interference from husbands. Journal
      of Social and Personal Relationships, 2-3, 195-210.

New Hire at the Center for Family Policy and Research

The Center for Family Policy & Research hired Cindy Wilson to coordinate all of the
trainings for the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment and Emerging Language and Literacy
Curriculum. The trainings for DECA and ELLC have grown to the point that it was no longer
feasible for the fiscal administrative associate to handle the phone calls, emails, marketing and
preparation of materials for the trainings. Cindy will follow up with all inquiries
regarding DECA and ELLC training; participate in monthly conference calls with DECI (the
national DECA training center); coordinate trainings; market trainings in specific areas;
replenish training supplies as needed; maintain the 6 trainers’ calendars; communicate with the
trainers; prepare the training materials when a training has been booked; and coordinate the
efforts for trainings held in Columbia. Cindy may be tired a lot in this job! Welcome, Cindy
Wilson!

                        GOOD NEWS: Friday, 11/19/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS!

We are about to be out of school for a week to relax, to be thankful for our good fortune, and to
visit with family and old friends. Before you go, we have a lot to celebrate in HDFS.

GSA Presentations

Compared to NCFR, GSA has a warmer locale for a conference, availability of better food, and a
funkier community ambiance, but GSA and NCFR have one thing in common – a lot of HDFS
presenters from Mizzou:

Benson, J. J. & Cooney, T. M. (2010, November). End of life planning: Do parents with
      disabled offspring stand out? Poster presented at the annual meetings of the
      Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA..
Coleman, M., & Ganong, L. (2010, November). Effectiveness of multiple segment factorial
     vignettes in interventions with older adults. Poster Presented at the Gerontological
     Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Cooney, T. M. (2010, November). Invited discussion for the symposium, Stretching the
      boundaries of the ambivalence framework: New arenas for research. Presented at the
      annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA..

Cooney, T. M., Proulx, C., Snyder, L., & Benson, J. J. (2010, November). Caregiving for an
      ex: Women’s experiences of providing care to ex-husbands. Paper presented at the annual
      meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA. (Paper is part of a
      symposium entitled, Exploring the context of non-normative informal caregiving
      situations.

Ganong, L., & Coleman, M. (2010, November). The effects of perceived blame for problems on
     beliefs about intergenerational assistance. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society
     of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Snyder, L. & Cooney, T. M. (2010, November). The association between physical health and
      sexual activity: Mediating factors for married older adults. Poster presented at the annual
      meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Stowe, J. & Berg-Weger, M. (2010, November). Reflections on mobility: The elder perspective.
       Presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, New
       Orleans, LA.

Final Word on NCFR 2010

HDFS faculty, students, and alumni may have surpassed previous records for Mizzou papers and
posters at NCFR. There were a total of 37 separate presentations/posters delivered by HDFS
folks – 3 by faculty, 14 by graduate students, and 20 by alumni (of course, some of these papers
had multiple Mizzou co-authors so these categories are arbitrary, but I am just counting separate
papers or posters). By the way, and with deep apologies to Dr. Scott Tobias of Kent State
University, we left his paper off in last week’s alumni listings:

Tobias, S. & Hallaman, L. (November, 2010). Challenges in establishing a service-learning
      course. Pecha Kucha presentation at the National Council on Family Relations annual
      conference, Minneapolis, MN.

HDFS attendees also enjoyed a Mizzou Night gathering at a local pub at NCFR. Alumni Katie
Dwyer, Adrian Umana-Taylor, Jen Hardesty, Elise Radina, Liz Sharp, Mindy Markham,
Jess Troilo, and Darajun Abel joined faculty members Chris Proulx and family, Larry
Ganong, Marilyn Coleman, and several graduate students, some of whom gave informal job
interviews with our alumni, a Mizzou Night first. Thanks to Jacqui Benson for locating an
excellent venue for the gathering!
Cover Story: The CDL is an “Understated Treasure”

No surprise to us or to the parents of children enrolled in the CDL, but the College of Human
Environmental Sciences publication, Vanguard, features the CDL on the cover with a charming
picture of Blue Door student teacher Becky Feller and baby Colton Dodds. Other pictures in the
Vanguard include student teachers Rachel Herr, Melissa Schotthofer, Nicole Crandall, and
CDL Head Teacher and HDFS Instructor Pam Storey. Several adorable children, including the
daughter of Dr. Chris Proulx, Olivia Proulx Smith, are also featured in this story. The CDL is
truly a treasure for the university and HDFS, and represents decades of high-quality teaching,
research, and service provided by the Department. Hooray for the CDL teachers, staff, student
teachers, children, and parents, and thanks to Director Jessie Bradley for all they do! We are
proud of you!

Smells Like Teen Spirit?

No, that is a song from a different time and place. Another Vanguard story, “Teen Spirit,”
features HDFS doctoral student Anthony James and his research on adolescent spirituality.
Anthony is interested in understanding adolescent prosocial behavior and individual character,
so his interest in “teen spirit” is not the same as Nirvana’s. (Older readers, or younger ones, may
have to google this). Nice work, Anthony!

Another Certified Child Life Specialist!

Last week, I received this email from Justine Marty, recent HDFS graduate in Child Life, who
had just passed the certification exam:

       “Hi Dr. Ganong,

       I wanted to share my good news with the department. I took my national Child
       Life certification exam today and passed! I would not have been able to do this so
       easily without the support I received from my graduate studies in the HDFS
       department. I definitely would not have been able to pass without the education
       that Nora [Hager] and Russ [Ravert] both provided to me. A huge thanks goes
       out to the both of them, who are contributing greatly to the field of Child
       Life each and every day through the work that myself and other former students
       are doing to help hospitalized children and families. Keep up the amazing work!
       :o)

       Thanks Dr. Ganong!
       Justine Marty”

Congratulations, Justine! Justine has a new job in Miami, Florida, working as a child life
specialist in the hospital in which she did her student internship.
Another Child Life Graduate

Elizabeth Burkhalter completed her MA in Child Life this week. Elizabeth did her internship
at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

Child Life Students are Insured Now by MU

Thanks to the hard work and tenacity of Nora Hager, the Child Life Program within the MU
Department of Human Development and Family Studies is now covered by the University’s
Medical, Professional, and Patient Liability Plan. This is the same plan that covers nursing and
medical students and faculty. Thanks, Nora!

Alumni Honored

Dr. M. Elise Radina, PhD, CFLE, Associate Professor of Family Studies and Director of Family
Studies Undergraduate Program, Department of Family Studies and Social Work, Miami
University, was one of the top 100 faculty members on campus to receive the highest number of
commendations from the 2010 graduating class:
http://www.units.muohio.edu/celt/faculty/featured.php

Congratulations, Elise!

                          GOOD NEWS: Friday, 12/3/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS!

Not even a full week left in the semester – that is great news for most of us. We are blessed with
an abundance of good news this year, however:

Faculty and Student Publications

Ganong, L., Coleman, M., & Jamison, T. (in press). ). Patterns of stepchild-stepparent
     relationship development. Journal of Marriage and Family.

Gerontological Society of America

Last week several papers and posters presented by HDFS faculty and students at GSA were
mentioned. There are more:

EMERGING ADULTS’ CAREGIVING EXPERIENCES AND PREPAREDNESS FOR
FUTURE CAREGIVING J.J. Benson, L.A. Snyder, J. Krampe, M.L. Matteson

REPORTING OLDER DRIVERS TO THE STATE LICENSING AUTHORITY: CONCERNS
EXPRESSED BY FAMILY MEMBERS T. M. Meuser, D.K. Vibbert, M. Berg-Weger, C.M.
Connell
ASSESSING READINESS FOR MOBILITY MANAGEMENT: FINDINGS FROM THE LIFE
SPACE & MOBILITY STUDY Chair: Discussant: T.M. Meuser

DEVELOPMENT OF THE MOBILITY PREPAREDNESS INVENTORY T.M. Meuser

TECHNOLOGY: DEVICES AND USERS VOICING UNCERTAINTIES ABOUT THE BEST
DEVICE TO HAVE FOR REACHING HELP QUICKLY: THE EXPERIENCE OF AN
OLDER HOMEBOUND WOMAN WHO HAD TRIED MULTIPLE DEVICES E.J. Porter

COUPLES MANAGING THE RISK OF FINANCING LONG TERM CARE A.E. Matzek, M.
Stum

Graduate student Linley Snyder was selected for one of the GSA BSS Section Student Travel
Awards which she received at the BSS luncheon during the GSA conference. Congratulations,
Linley!

In addition to Amanda Matzek, HDFS master’s alumna now studying at the University of
Minnesota, another alumnus, Dr. Kevin Kohnke, Associate Professor at Concordia University in
Nebraska, was also at GSA.

Dr. Teresa Cooney was made a GSA Fellow at this meeting (reported in an earlier Good News,
but well worth repeating). Congratulations, Dr. Cooney!

Columbia to Mozambique

This week HDFS had its first two Youth Development master’s students complete their degrees
since the program began two and a half years ago – congratulations to Katie Chiaverini and
Stephanie Femrite! Katie was living in Mozambique when she began the program, and
Stephanie was from Columbia, MO. HDFS has 30 online master’s students in Youth
Development.

Faculty Members Elected to Council on Contemporary Families Board of Directors

HDFS co-chair Larry Ganong and Curator’s Professor Marilyn Coleman were elected to the
Council on Contemporary Families Board of Directors. CCF tries to ensure high quality
coverage of family issues by the news media by serving as a non-partisan resource for informing
the public and refuting misinformation and misinterpretation of contemporary family research.
The 2011 CCF Conference, TIPPING POINT?WHEN MINORITY FAMILIES BECOME THE
MAJORITY: How Does it Change Our Theory and Practice? will be held April 8-9 in Chicago.

New CDIS Course for HDFS

HDFS 3420, Early and Middle Childhood (WI), is being offered as a Center for Distance and
Independent Study course, starting now. Dr. Jean Ispa and doctoral student Claire Cook
created the course. Claire is the grader/instructor. It is the only WI course in HDFS that is
taught via CDIS.

Doctoral Student’s Work Gets Noticed

Emily Martin of the MU News Bureau sent us a lengthy list of outlets that reported on Anthony
James’ research: “Youth Define Spirituality in Terms of Positive Behaviors, Connections- MU
researcher explores the importance of spirituality in youth development:” This is yet another
example of how the research we do in HDFS touches lives around the world. Congratulations,
Anthony!

 PRESS RELEASE: Anthony James, a graduate student in the MU Department of Human
Development and Family Studies, is examining the differences between spirituality and religion
in adolescents. Initial findings reveal that youth define spirituality in terms of positive behaviors,
feelings and relationships.

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 12/10/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS!

We are in Finals week starting today. For some of us, that is good news. The Fall Semester has
been a full one, and for that we are grateful. Next week we list the Fall, 2010 HDFS graduates,
who may feel like they have the most good news to share of all of us. Here is this week's good
news to share:

Faculty Publications

Kelly, K., & Ganong, L. (in press). Shifting family boundaries after the diagnosis of childhood
       cancer in stepfamilies. Journal of Family Nursing.

A Reminder

Help HDFS celebrate Dr. Dave Schramm on Friday, December 10, 2010 in Gentry 309 from 10-
11:00 AM. Dr. Dave Schramm, HDFS Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist,
received the prestigious Early Career Achievement Award in November. The highly competitive
national award honors a Cooperative Extension State Specialist in Family Life and Human
Development who has made a significant impact in the field within the first 7 years of his/her
career. Dr. Schramm was recognized for his research and programmatic work in couple
relations, family-life education, and divorce. Dr. Schramm co-teaches the Focus on Kids
program for separating/divorcing parents, has secured over $1 million in external funding to
support this work, and is noted for his ability to work collaboratively within and across state
lines. He has also contributed to the empirical base for family life education with 6 peer-
reviewed articles in the past two years.
HDFS Undergraduate Degrees and Becoming a Certified Family Life Educator

Undergraduates at Mizzou can become Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs) if they take
specific courses as part of their curriculum in HDFS. There now are several great links on
the HDFS web page that explain this in more detail. Please check it out:
http://hdfs.missouri.edu/current.html

CDL and CFPR Help Children’s Health

The School of Medicine at MU released the following announcement about a new grant that is
designed to improve children’s health in Missouri. Jessie Bradley of the HDFS Child
Development Laboratory and Drs. Kathy Thornburg and Jackie Hawk of the HDFS Center for
Family Policy and Research are working with Project LAUNCH. Here is the announcement:

MU to announce grant for improving children’s health
The University of Missouri School of Medicine will announce a grant to improve children’s
health at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Missouri Psychiatric Center lobby. State, community
and university partners will join the announcement as collaborators in the federal grant project,
which will serve more than 1,200 children and their families in Boone County.

Project LAUNCH — Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health — will enhance the
physical, emotional, social, cognitive and behavioral development of children from birth to age
8. Funding for the project was awarded to Laine Young-Walker, MD, the medical school’s chief
of child and adolescent psychiatry, by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration.

Project LAUNCH will improve coordination and collaboration across systems that serve
children, expand access to high-quality care and evidence-based programs for children and their
families, and raise awareness about childhood wellness through public education and workforce
development. Project LAUNCH partners will directly serve families through home visits,
developmental assessments, integration of behavioral health into primary care, mental health
consultation, family strengthening and parenting skills training, and substance abuse prevention.

A LAUNCH council on child wellness will lead and coordinate the project’s investigation and
outreach efforts. Key council partners include the MU School of Medicine Department of
Psychiatry; Missouri Institute of Mental Health at the University of Missouri-St. Louis;
Columbia Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education and Parents as Teachers programs;
Head Start; Boone County Health Department; Family Counseling Center; MU Thompson
Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders; MU School of Medicine Department of
Child Health; Burrell Behavioral Health; MU Child Development Lab; Boone Hospital Center;
Missouri Department of Mental Health; Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services;
Missouri Prevention Center; Missouri First Steps; MU Center for Family Policy and Research;
and Child Care Aware of Missouri.
Top 25 Ranking

Top 25 ranking? No, I am not talking about any of the highly ranked MU athletic teams this year
– football, men’s basketball, volleyball, and wrestling are all nationally ranked thus far – but I
am talking about the size of HDFS at MU. If our pre-HDFS majors are added with the HDFS
majors, we have 213 undergraduates this fall, which would move the department into #25
in department enrollments. Other College of HES departments are also in the top 25: Nutritional
Science, TAM, and Architectural Studies.

                         GOOD NEWS: Friday, 12/17/2010
Every week we share with you all of the good things that are happening to HDFS faculty
members, students, alumni, and friends. Please send us your GOOD NEWS!

Another semester is over today. Tonight the HES Graduation ceremony begins at 6:00 PM, and
the Graduate School ceremony is at 8:00 PM. It is a time for beginnings as well as a time to
celebrate the ending of this phase of our graduates’ educations. Here is the last Good News from
HDFS for 2010.
Human Development and Family Studies Graduates

Vikki Shahan provided us with this list of the HDFS December graduation c

Child Development and Education
Janna                   Layne                   Starr
Emily                   Louise                  Bushmann
Kylie                   Brianne                 Noe
Martha                  Mary                    Stolp
Child Life Specialist
Patrice                 Jetaun                  Cox
Sabrina                 Leigh                   Durham
Erica                   Lea                     Shost
Family Studies
Kelsy                   Simon                   Vollmer
Nicole                  Rene                    Cooley
Erin                    Margaret                Gallana
Human Development
Heather                 Rochelle                Noelker
Graduate Student Research

Colleen Pruett and James Stowe presented information about the Chautauqua Project and Elder
Mobility Preparedness (EMP) project, which are their respective READ grants through the
Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, to Senior Network. The projects were well received by the
aging services leaders and employees present at the meeting, and the researchers may have
gathered a few recruits for their studies! Good work, James and Colleen!

Grant Proposals from the Center for Family Policy and Research

Two proposals were submitted by the Center for Family Policy and Research director, Dr. Kathy
Thornburg. They were: 2011 ARRA Infant Toddler Early Learning Standards Work and 2010-
2011 ARCHS On-Site Assessment Project. Great work, Dr. Thornburg!

Geriatric Care Management Certificate

Dr. Cynthia Reeser received a grant from the UM System to create an online graduate
certificate program in Geriatric Care Management. Dr. Reeser developed two courses and Dr.
Deanna Sharpe of the Department of Personal Financial Planning developed another course for
this certificate.

Graduate Student Milestones

Tyler Jamison became a doctoral candidate this week by passing her comprehensive
examination. Congratulations, Tyler!

“All I Want To Do is Have Some Fun . . . “

Sam Dempsey finished his online master’s in Gerontology this week. After his oral
examination, Sam shared an interesting story. He grew up in the Missouri Bootheel and went to
school with MU alumna Sheryl Crow and her sister. While working on his master’s in HDFS,
Sam has benefited by being a recipient of a Crow Family Foundation scholarship that helped him
pay tuition at MU. Sam recalled that years ago his cousin had a junior high band, and Sheryl
always wanted to be the band’s singer, but his cousin refused to let her join. Fortunately for
Sam, Ms. Crow does not hold grudges, and now we have another MU alumnus as a result of her
generosity and Sam’s excellent academic work. Congratulations, Sam, and thanks, Sheryl!

See you next year! Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful 2011! Go Tigers!

				
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