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Family and Consumer Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Duane Whitbeck

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Contact Person:
Holly Viets

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Phone: 620-235-4457
Fax: 620-235-4686

Family & Consumer Sciences
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

News in FCS:

Program name Change

Starting in the Fall 2017 semester the Early Childhood Development program will change its name to Child Development.  This is being done to more accurately reflect the content.  We are also working on a Child Development - non-Teaching track for those who want to work in non-classroom settings.

AAFCS Conference

Dr. Duane Whitbeck, chair of the department and current President of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, Dr. Shawnee Hendershot and three students will be attending the AAFCS national Conference in Dallas on June 25 - 28.  The theme of this years conference is Financial Fitne$$:  Trends, Innovations & Impacts.


We will still have a few more openings for the 2017 - 2018 preschool year.  Contact Dr. Amber Tankersley, Director at 620-235-4460 to learn more.  Visit the preschool page at www.pittstate.edu/department/family/preschool for more information about the preschool and to download the application.


The PSU Little Gorillas Preschool is now taking applications for Spring and Fall 2017.  Contact our main office (235-4457) for more information.

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Career Day 2016

Four Students Teaching

FCS: #Connected 

Date: November 10, 2016

Registration forms and information for our upcoming Family & Consumer Sciences Career Day.  

Letter - Invitation to participate

School Registration form

Individual Registration form

Question and Answer Sheet

Students who are interested in learning more about the majors and visiting our campus should sign up to attend one of the upcoming Gorilla Days through the Admissions Office.

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