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Call for Proposals: Christopher Family Foundation Food and Family Program

The Family Resiliency Center is pleased to announce faculty seed grant funding through the Food and Family Program. Three proposals of up to $50,000 each are expected to be funded. Details about the proposal, including how to apply, can be found hereAdditionally, an informational brown bag meeting about the program was held on Monday, February 1, and if you weren't able to attend, then you can view the recording here.

STRONG Kids Brown Bag

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m. in the Christopher Hall Studio for the STRONG Kids Brown Bag Series. This talk will feature Dr. Naiman Khan from the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health talking about the relation of obesity and diet to neurocognitive health.

Developing the Next Generation of Researchers

Once an undergraduate student working on Family Resiliency Center research projects and now a STRONG Kids Family Specialist, Kelly Uchima, is a perfect example of the FRC’s commitment to developing the next generation of researchers. Click here to read more about Kelly and her experiences with the FRC.

Welcome to the FRC

The FRC is pleased to announce a new communications intern added to our staff. A current junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Miranda DellaMaria is majoring in Media and Cinema Studies and minoring in Philosophy. Miranda previously attended New York University, where she had the opportunity to study abroad in London for the entirety of her freshman year. At NYU, she was also on the executive board of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and was a leader of NYU London’s Service Club. She currently writes articles for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's The Spread and the Daily Illini and hopes to attend law school after graduating.

We're Winners!

Doris Kelley Christopher Hall took third place in the Occupant Action Category of the Energy Conservation Incentive Program (ECIP) for the second time. In the past year, we were able to reduce energy expenditures by 24.9% through our energy conservation initiatives. We'll be able to upgrade Doris Kelley Christopher Hall with the funds received through the program. FRC Director Dr. Barbara Fiese accepted the ECIP award on behalf of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Our thanks to Facilities and Services for running such a great energy conservation program.