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History of the C-NU Family Consumer Sciences Program

Milestones for Family and Consumer Sciences

Carson-Newman University

(1906-2014)


1906

School of Domestic Science founded at C-N – the first private college in the S.E. US to offer home economics as a regular course of study – (basement of Sarah Swann Dorm)


1909

American Home Economics Association (AHEA) founded


1912-1916

Home Economics moved to the Administration Building


1916

Fire caused Home Economics to be moved to a cottage on the present Butler Dorm site


1916

Home Economics moved to the former Henderson Hall


1921

Home Economics became a major, meeting B.S. degree requirements


1925-1931

C-N’s first “practice house” procured


1949

Recommendation made to Board of Trustees for construction of a Cafeteria/Home Economics Student Center


1952

Baker Building completed


1952

College purchased residence at corner of North College and Russell Streets for a home management house


1967

The old home management house razed (the current site of a parking lot across from Fite Administration Building)


1968

Kappa Omicron Phi Chapter chartered at C-N


1972

Home Economics at C-N approved by the TN Board of Education for Vocational Home Economics


1979

Dietetics program approved by the American Dietetic Association (ADA)


1980

New majors added to catalog: dietetics, merchandising, interior design, child & family studies


1981

Department of Home Economics Advisory Board founded


1982

Department celebrated 75 years


1985

Department of Home Economics accredited by the American Home Economics Association to 1995


1989

FCS Advisory Board led Duncan Hall Renovation/Showcasing  


1990

 

Dietetics program grantedADAapproval to 2000


1990

 

Faculty/Advisory Board presented Duncan Renovation project at AHEA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX


1991

 

Early Childhood Education emphasis granted accreditation/approval


1992

 

Child Development Lab initially accredited by NAEYC to 1995


1994

 

In April, Carson-Newman College changed the name Home Economics to Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)


1995

 

In June, AHEA changed name to the American Association of Family and Consumer Science (AAFCS)


1995

 

Department of FCS re-accredited by AAFCS to 2005


1995

 

Child Development Lab re-accredited by NAEYC to 1998  


1996

 

CN-FCS and Knoxville Chapter IDS co-sponsored IDS on Stage to benefit Duncan Hall endowment


1996

 

FCS Advisory Board sponsored Now Is The Time Family Conference at Pigeon Forge, TN


1997

 

Faculty/Provost presented accreditation experience at AAFCS Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN


1998

 

Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, won 14th consecutive first place National Chapter Excellence Award


1998

 

Child Development Lab re-accredited by NAEYC to 2001


1998

 

Board of Trustees approved $2.3 m Baker renovation fund raising campaign


1998

 

FCS Advisory Board sponsored “Baker Bash” following homecoming game


1999

 

FCS Advisory Board sponsored “Baker Blast” following homecoming game


2001

 

Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu won one of three National Chapter Excellence Awards


2001

 

Child Development Lab re-accredited by NAEYC to 2004


2002

 

Child Development Lab awarded three-star rating by TN Department of Human Services

2003   Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu again won one of three National Chapter Excellence Awards


2004

 

Child Development Lab re-accredited by NAEYC to 2007


2005

 

B/S/H Home Appliances committed to equipping the new food science laboratory with Thermador/Bosch professional appliances


2005

 

Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu again won one of three National Chapter Excellence Awards


2005

 

New computer laboratory with computer assisted design software made possible by a gift from advisory board member


2006

 

Ground breaking held for Blye-Poteat  Hall and the Child Development Lab, new homes for Family and Consumer Sciences (January 20, 2006)


2006

 

Joint accreditation site visits from the Council for Accreditation of AAFCS and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of ADA (reaffirmations to 2015 and 2016, respectively)


2006

 

Dedicated outdoor room and renovated rear foyer at Duncan Hall, gifts of two advisory board members


2006

 

Department celebrated 100 years with gala banquet (October 6, 2006)


2007

 

FCS new facilities Ribbon Cutting (May 3, 2007)


2007

 

FCS new facilities Dedication (October 12, 2007)


2008

 

Duncan Hall became non-residential cooperative management laboratory and received $15,000 Juanita Fasola Foundation Grant for making the facility a regional model of re-adaptive sustainable housing


2009

 

All full-time FCS faculty participated in centennial annual meeting of AAFCS in Knoxville, TN


2010

 

Duncan Hall received a second $15,000 Juanita Fasola Foundation Grant to further enhance re-adaptive sustainable housing.


2011

Duncan Hall received a third Juanita Fasola Foundation Grant.  This one for $25,000 to further enhance re-adaptive sustainable housing.


2012

Duncan Hall kitchen completely renovated with BOSCH energy efficient appliances and quartz countertops. Duncan Hall awarded a fourth Juanita Fasola Foundation Grant for $20,000.


2013

Unveiling of Portraits of Gertrude Blye and John H. Poteat in Blye-Poteat Hall.


2014

Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu is awarded its 24th (2012-13) and 25th (2013-14) Chapter Award of Excellence and all are displayed on the first level of Blye-Poteat Hall. 


Revisions:

July 23, 2012

August 8. 2012

September 27, 2013

November 25, 2014

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