Family And Consumer Sciences To Hold Focus Day Feb. 5

Jan. 31, 2002

Baylor University's department of family and consumer sciences will hold its annual Focus Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, on the second floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center. Presentations are open to the public and admission is free.

"Our theme for this year's Focus Day is 'Expanding the Borders: Careers Outside the Box,'" said Dr. Janelle Walter, professor of family and consumer sciences. "The presentations will help our students learn about careers that maybe they haven't thought about."

Presentations are scheduled for 9 and 10 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. in various rooms on the second floor of the student center. Speakers include representatives from Cotton Inc., who will talk about household goods and apparel; an image consultant, who will speak on professional dress; a representative from the Apparel Mart in Dallas, who will speak on textiles and fashion; a rug designer; a toy designer; and a pharmaceutical sales representative.

In addition to the lectures, exhibitors will have materials on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room.

The department of family and consumer sciences was established at Baylor in 1933 and offers six majors -- child and family studies, fashion design, fashion merchandising, nutrition sciences, interior design and general family and consumer sciences.

For more information about Focus Day, call 710-3626.

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