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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

Family and Consumer Sciences Stories

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  • Natalie BlackPitt State students host a fashion show for charity (KOAM)
  • Graduate to join Nepal rebuilding efforts (PSU Story)
  • Practicing preschool (Morning Sun)
  • Early childhood preschool program (Sun)
  • PSU interior designers win Design War (KOAM | PSU story)
  • Designers choose to "Be the Change" (Sun)
  • FCS major and 2012 Homecoming Queen Alyssa Marsh says thank you (YouTube)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Career Day (YouTube)
  • Charissa Robinett, owner of INTERIORS by Charissa, takes second place in an international student design competition sponsored by the Retail Design Institute. (PSU Story)
  • Meet Morgan Page and why she choose PSU to study Early Childhood Education (YouTube)




Faculty and Staff

  • Jennifer Snell has a perfect score on ratemyprofessor (Morning Sun)
  • Duane Whitbeck, chair of the Pittsburg State Family and Consumer Sciences department, is the new national president for the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • Jennifer Snell, FCS professor, named the Postsecondary Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Duane Whitbeck
    Association for Career and Technical Education (Globe)
  • Is it time to bring back home ec classes? (WHYY)
  • Some choose family, traditions over shopping (Miami OK)
  • PSU education experts applaud focus on early childhood (PSU Story)
  • University honors faculty authors (PSU Story)





  • alumniPaula Baker FCS Education alumni (1980) was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Freeman Health Systems in Joplin, Missouri. (Globe)




Events, Speakers, and Lectures

  • eventsPSU Family Consumer Science Day (KODE)
  • High school students learn about careers in family and consumer sciences (PSU Story | Sun)
  • PSU preschool teaches kids and college students (Sun)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Career Day (YouTube)
  • Over 200 high school students come to PSU for Family and Consumer Arts Day (YouTube)





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