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HD&E faculty present, receive grants

Several NDSU College of Human Development and Education faculty members and students recently gave presentations or received grants. 

Ann Braaten, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Apparel, Design and Hospitality Management and curator of the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection, presented “Virginia Woods Bellamy: Knitting Designer and Fashion Innovator” at the Costume Society of America’s 41st Annual Meeting and National Symposium, May 29 in San Antonio, Texas. She is collaborating with knitting historian Susan Strawn, professor emeritus, Dominican University, Chicago, on the research project.

NDSU was well represented at the national American College of Sports Medicine meeting in San Diego in May. Poster presentations were done by student Jarad Miller and Donna Terbizan, professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences; student Austin Schmidt and Kyle Hackney, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences; student Benjamin Olson and Hackney; master's student Allison Berry; and Won Byun, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences; and colleagues; a slide presentation was done by Nick Redenius, co-written by Barry, Byun and Terbizan. A number of graduates from the exercise sciences program also gave presentations.  

Elizabeth Hilliard, assistant professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, received a grant for $2,760 from the Produce for Better Health Foundation to implement a grocery store tour training program for NDSU dietetics students in the fall. Ardith Brunt, associate professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, is the co-principal investigator on the grant.

Margaret Fitzgerald, head and professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences and co-authors Linda Neihm of Iowa State University and Glenn Muske of NDSU Extension were recently notified they received funding from the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development for their proposal, "Family Business Contributions to Sustainable and Entrepreneurial Rural Communities over Time." The $25,000 award will allow them to collect a fourth wave of data for the National Family Business Panel. Using a series of open-ended interviews, the researchers will begin to capture the nuances of what has happened to family businesses over time that allowed them to either be sustainable through difficult economic times or led to their closure. The first wave of data was collected from a nationally representative sample in 1997 with re-interviews in 2000 and 2007.

Dani Kvanvig-Bohnsack, academic adviser, recently presented at the National Academic Advising Association regional conference in Fargo. Her presentation was titled, "Tips and Tricks: 10 things you can start doing today to become a more holistic, responsive adviser."

Julie Garden-Robinson, Extension food and nutrition specialist and professor of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, presented “Nourishing Boomers and Beyond Program Promotes Health among People Ages 50-Plus” at the National Health Outreach Conference in Atlanta. She also participated in a poster session highlighting graduate student Kelly Burdett’s work, titled “Kids Cooking Camps Promote Food Safety and Nutrition Knowledge among Native American Youth.”

WooMi Jo, associate professor of apparel, design and hospitality management, presented a paper, titled "Role of emotion between perceived crowding and coping behavior," at the World Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Event Research and International Convention and Expo Summit in Seoul, Korea, May 20-22. Jo received the conference outstanding paper award.

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