The International 4th World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, China, September 4–15,1995. Over 189 countries and governments attended and ratified the platform statement. Marilyn Bensman, Margaret Feldman, Harriette Pipes McAdoo, M. Janice Hogan, Lynda Walters, and Mary Jo Czaplewski were involved over a 3-year period. Meetings were held in Vienna, Austria; New York; and Beijing/Huairou, China. NCFR sent McAdoo, Feldman, and Czaplewski as official delegates with observer status to these two Chinese cities (i.e., Beijing and Huairou). There they presented a workshop on Family Life Education, Research and Policy. Others from NCFR who attended were Verna Hildebrand, Lucy Jackson Bayles and Dorothy Cudabeck. […]
John Touliatos, Association of Councils President, chaired a committee on long-range planning to better unify the councils and provide financial resources. The Feminism and Family Studies Section celebrated its 10th anniversary by selling specially designed greeting cards and holding a special reception honoring Alexis Walker for her efforts at initiating the first focus group to become a section. Read the April 1994 Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter, Vicki Loyer-Carlson, Editor Read the October 1994 Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter, Vicki Loyer-Carlson, Editor Read the April 1995 Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter, Vicki Loyer-Carlson, Editor Read the October 1995 Feminism and […]
A new Editor for Family Relations, effective beginning with the January 1997 issue and ending with the October 2000 issue, was Jeffrey Dwyer, professor and director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. The 1995 volume of the Vision 2010 series was Families and Violence. Also, Relationship Violence and Parents, Children and Changing Families was printed that year. The Journal of Family History and Inventory of Marriage and the Family were sold that year. The latter was sold to the National Information Service Corporation of Baltimore, MD.
There was a 3% increase in members over the year, but nonrenewals kept member numbers rather stable, rather than rising. Read the March 1995 Newsletter V40 N1 Read the June 1995 Newsletter V40 N2 Read the September 1995 Newsletter V40 N3 Read the December 1995 Newsletter V40 N4 In September 1994, a Family Life Education Teacher’s Kit was published. In March 1995, NCFR’s Certification Director presented a CFLE workshop to U.S. Air Force family support personnel in Germany and England. Thirty-six applications were submitted as a result. In April 1995, the NCFR Board approved development of Academic Program Review Committee to develop a review process for […]
The Student Award was given to Deborah Lewis Fravel of the University of Minnesota. Gary Lee of the University of Florida received the Osborne Award. Meghan Raymond of the University of Arizona received the Jesse Bernard Research Proposal Award. Karen Pyke, University of Southern California, received the Jesse Bernard Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Award. No Burgess award was given this year. The Reuben Hill Award was given to Mollie C. McLoyd, Toby Epstein Jayaratne, Rosario Ceballa, and Julio Borques, of the University of Michigan, for their 1994 article in the journal Child Development, “Unemployment and Work Interruption Among African-American Single Mothers: […]
As NCFR’s assets and publication sales increased, so did its equities and financial policies. NCFR asset portfolios grew to $569,988; thus, new policies were enacted. An Electronic Technology Task Force worked on the implementation of an electronic home page for NCFR’s programs and services. Several task forces were assigned to review NCFR’s governance policies for the Board and Sections. In October 1995 a new policy manual was approved that included policies for the Annual Conference, Association of Councils, the Board, Certification, Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature, Membership, Publications, Public Policy, Sections, and staff/headquarters management. All Board members were to have […]
President Alexis Joan Walker was a long-time leader of NCFR. In addition to being President, she also served as Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family, Program Vice President, and Feminism and Family Studies founding Section Chair. She received her PhD. from Pennsylvania State University in 1979, in Human Development and Family Studies. She began her teaching career at the University of Oklahoma, where she was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. In 1986, her career took her to Oregon State University, where she was a professor, Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, and Co-Director of […]
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.
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. […]
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