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2011/2012 DEPARTMENT THEME ~ The Tongue
"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29
Orientation to Home Economics-FCS Class ~ Fall 2012 Semester
Mrs. Jane Chapman shared with the Women in Society class last spring about sexual harassment in the marketplace.
Mrs. Bonnie Barnett, wife of the author of The Joy of a World Filled Family (class textbook), shared with the Dynamics of Family Living Class. It was wonderful to just have her share her heart with the class.
Mrs. Corinne Thomas along with her mom, Mrs. Rosalinda Shook, shared with the Resource Management for the Aging class regarding the topic of "Why Study the Aging?"
We congratulate Courtney Brooks who was awarded the 2012 Home Economics-FCS Department Virtuous Woman in Progress award.
Awards are based on peer nominations and faculty evaluation.
Criteria for the VWIP Award include:
- Faithful; demonstrates support to the Home Economics Department.
- Striving to grow in Christ to be the best she can be.
- Liked and respected by her peers.
- Integrity, even when her professors aren't watching!
- Considerate; known as an encourager.
- Consistent (not perfect) example.
- Exhibits a spirit of compassion.
- Does all things without grumbling or disputing.
- Dilligent in work, doing it to the best of her ability.
- Continued growth towards the Proverbs 31 woman.
The Ruth Award recipient displays these qualities:
- Seen in actual ministry exemplifying the traits of the Virtuous Woman.
- Puts herself under the instruction of older, wiser women (not in the classroom).
- Guy/girl relationships are above reproach.
- Has purpose in everything.
- Goes above and beyond what is asked in order that she may "glean" the extras.
- Teachable spirit.
- Compassion and sensitivity to others.
- Servant's heart - willingness to do the "dirty job".
- Displays a Godly lifestyle - role model.
- Heart for the lost.
- Reliability...a woman of her word.
Take a few minutes to look at our Department Photo Album.
Dr. Pat Ennis, previous chair of the HE-FCS Department, has co-authored a new book to be released, by Crossway, in March 2013. The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook is a one-stop reference tool offering advice on meal planning, interior decorating, biblical womanhood, budgeting, and more. Mrs. Mackey, Mrs. Hotton, Mrs. Taylor, and Mrs. Toqe, current HE-FCS faculty members, each contributed one or more chapters to the Homemaker’s Handbook in their areas of expertise.