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FCS prepares for largest career day ever

December 03, 2010 12:00AM

Four-State area high school students attending Family and Consumer Sciences Day at Pittsburg State University on Nov. 22 will learn about history's influence on fashion, how children learn through music, and why plunking quarters into the vending machine can be hazardous to both your budget and your health.

FCS Chairman Duane Whitbeck said the more than 300 students expected for this year's Career Day makes it the largest ever.

Sessions, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and concluding at 1:50 p.m., will be held in both the Family and Consumer Sciences Building and the Overman Student Center.

Activities planned include:

  • Fashion Merchandising - Students will use clothing pieces from the decades of the 1900s to show how history influences current fashions.
  • Interior Design - High school students will be asked to design space planning for specific celebrities on private planes, campers and luxury boats.
  • Early Childhood Development - Students will make collages, sing songs and explore how children learn through music.
  • FCS Teacher Education - Students will discuss consumerism related to holiday budgeting.
  • Individual & Family Management - Students will discuss the topic, "Spending on Vending," which examines the both the financial and health costs of vending.

Each of the sessions will be repeated throughout the day so students attending may attend all of them.

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