Journals and Publications and Other Activities in 1993–94

In 1994, an updated edition of Graduate Study in Marriage and Family: A Guide to Master’s and Doctoral Programs in the United States and Canada, edited by John Touliatos, was published (Human Sciences Publications). The International Year of the Family workshop took place this year in Black Mountain, NC, and the International Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, China.

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Awards in 1993–94

The Distinguished Service to Families Award went to Michael Sporakowski of Virginia Tech University. The Burgess Award went to John Gottman of the University of Washington. The Marie Peters Award was given to Gladys J. Hildreth, CFLE, Texas Women’s University. The Reuben Hill Award for the outstanding research article of 1993 went to Paul R. Amato of the University of Nebraska. The Jessie Bernard Award for Outstanding Research Proposal From a Feminist Perspective was given to Diane Vaughn Roberts, CFLE, of Virginia Tech University. Karla Brock of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign was given the Jessie Bernard Award for Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper. […]

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Membership in 1993–94

A comprehensive membership directory, edited by Bill Meredith, Membership Vice President, was published in 1994. It held over 4,000 addresses and affiliations, including the Sections to which each member belonged. This proved to be an invaluable tool for recruitment, until all these data were computerized. Read the March 1994 Newsletter V39 N1 Read the June 1994 Newsletter V39 N2 Read the September 1994 Newsletter V39 N3 Read the December 1994 Newsletter V39 N4

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Leadership in 1993–94

NCFR President Harriette Pipes McAdoo was a renowned scholar and Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. She and her husband, John, who preceded her in death, collaborated with Marie Peters, David Baptiste, and Robert Staples in organizing the “Minority Caucus,” which became the Ethnic Minorities Section. She became chair of that Section. McAdoo was the first recipient of the Marie Peters Award for outstanding scholarship focusing on Black families in 1982. She was a long-time leader in NCFR and the Groves Conference. She had a stellar reputation as a mentor of students and young scholars. In addition, she contributed a prolific body of […]

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Other Activities in 1992–93

Executive Director Mary Jo Czaplewski and Margaret Feldman attended the International Union of Family Organizations conference in Vienna, Austria, May 6–9, in connection with the International Year of the Family sponsored by the United Nations. Plans were underway with the leadership of Jan Hogan and Lynda Walters for the NCFR International Year of the Family Workshop to be held in Black Mountain, NC, in July 1994. Theme chosen was “One World, Many Families.” Karen Altergott edited a special publication with that title. She received 13 manuscripts and needed five more to complete the book. Henry K. Sokalski, UN High Commissioner on the International Year […]

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Sections in 1992–93

Three new focus groups were approved: Men in Families, sponsored by the R&T Section. Members were Bill Doherty, Ralph La Rossa, Larry Ganong, Stephen Marks, Patrick McKenry, Sharon Price, Volker Thomas, Bob Lewis, Gary Bowen, Brent Miller, Jane Golgun, Ruth Schulte, Tony Jurich, David Wright, and Connie Shehan. Families and Grief, submitted by Paul Rosenblatt and sponsored by the E&E Section. Parent Education, submitted by Pat Steffens and sponsored by the E&E Section. Read the Fall 1992 Ethnic Minorities Section Newsletter

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Affiliates in 1992–93

Connie Steele, Association of Councils President, worked on setting up great relationships with office staff, Marketing Coordinator Sonja Almlie, and Kathy Royce for supporting state councils. The Association of Councils sponsored two workshops at the 1993 Annual Conference: (1) “Integrating Family Research and Practice” and (2) “Marketing Discourse on Family Action.”

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Membership and Journals and Publications in 1992–93

The Annual Business Meeting was renamed “Business Meeting and Membership Forum.” The rationale was to create more dialogue between the attendees and the Board. Read the March 1993 Newsletter V38 N1 Read the June 1993 Newsletter V38 N2 Read the September 1993 Newsletter V38 N3 Read the December 1993 Newsletter V38 N4 Steve Jorgensen reported that Sharon Price and Jay Mancini had been appointed the new “Series” editors; five new books were published by NCFR, including Vision 2010 Series: Adolescents, by Sharon Price. The search for a new Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family began because Marilyn Coleman’s 4-year term was up.

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Structure and Governance in 1992–93

The Affirmative Action Committee was chaired by Tony Jurich, and the Long-Range Planning Committee was chaired by Felix Berardo. A new process for nominations to NCFR offices was adopted. A revised statement of beliefs about families for use in public policy activities was proposed by Barbara Settles and adopted.

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1993 Conference: Moral Discourse on Families

  The 1993 Annual Conference took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Baltimore, MD, November 10–15.The theme was: “Moral Discourse on Families.” The focus was to discuss the ethical and values assumptions upon which professionals base their study of families and their work for families. William Doherty was Program Vice President. Andrew Billingsley presented the opening plenary session, which was co-sponsored by the Religion and Family Life and Ethnic Minorities Sections. His topic was “Family Values Reconsidered.” The Presider was William Doherty. Other keynote speakers were Jean Bethke Elshtain and Susan Moller Okin. A new conference category, Research Updates for Practitioners, was initiated for the purpose […]

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