Family And Consumer Sciences To Sponsor Lectures Feb. 23

Feb. 14, 2000

Baylor University's department of family and consumer sciences will host a day of lectures and special exhibits on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Mary Gibbs Jones Building on campus. Speakers from a variety of businesses and organizations will focus on different aspects of fashion design and merchandising, nutrition, child and family studies and interior design.

The lectures will begin at 9 a.m. with talks on diet and cancer, led by Rebecca Steele, a registered dietitian from Houston; and hospitality design, led by Ann Maupin of JM Lynne, Commercial Wallcoverings. The 10 a.m. lectures will feature Kanani Mahelona of Gerber Technology speaking on art graphics for furniture, apparel and fabric design, and Pat Ogden of Successful Organizing Solutions speaking on "Creative Organizing for Individuals and Families."

Rebecca Steele will repeat her diet and cancer lecture at 11 a.m. Additionally, Heather Caldwell, assistant buyer of children's wear for Neiman Marcus, will discuss the role of the assistant buyer. The noon session will feature Larry E. Groseclose, who will speak on visual merchandising and its impact.

At 1 p.m. Pat Ogden will lecture on "Unlimited Opportunities: An FCS Major as an Entrepreneur," and Mark Thomas will discuss leathercraft. The 2 p.m. lecture will feature Mark Brian Sonna, who will discuss retail store design. The final lecture of the day will begin at 4 p.m. George Walker, building official for the city of Waco, will speak on "The New International Building Code and Interior Design."

In addition to the lectures, 12 exhibitors, such as Minute Maid, Pampered Chef, Interface Carpets, the Advocacy Center for Children and Families and Momentum Group, will have materials on display.

All lectures and exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Adair Bowen, assistant professor of family and consumer science, at 710-6259.

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