Family and Consumer Sciences to Hold Focus Day Feb. 24

Feb. 18, 1999

Baylor University's department of family and consumer sciences will hold a Focus Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Mary Gibbs Jones Building on campus. Lectures on topics involving the family, interior design, dietetics and fashion will be featured.

At 9 a.m., Jennifer Johnson Robinson will discuss dietetic internships, and at 10 a.m., Ali Yamin of the Oriental Rug Shop in Dallas will discuss the history and quality of oriental rugs, and Martha Austin, regional manager of Protend Limited; Nicola E.K. Design, will speak on new career opportunities in apparel design and merchandising for the millennium.

Three lectures will take place at 11 a.m. Verona Andrews will speak on diabetes education; Kerry Burkley, education director for the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children, will discuss helping families in time of crisis; and Martha Austin will speak on designing apparel for major chains. At noon, representatives from TU Electric will discuss careers with TU and will show a video, "The Smart House." The 1 p.m. sessions will focus on women and heart disease and establishing your own business. The lectures will conclude with a 2 p.m. lecture on creating healthier home environments with speaker Jill Mayfield, green builder program for the City of Austin.

In addition to the lectures, various exhibitors will display materials from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibitors will include the Austin Sewing Center, Ross Laboratories, the Advocacy Center, American Heart Association, ARAMARK, TU Electric, Reebok Team Uniforms, Pionite Laminate, Progress Lighting, Maharam Fabrics and Wall Coverings, L.D. Brinkman, Carpet and Pad Division and the Texas Department of Agriculture-Fiber Market.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 710-6257.

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