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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

FACS to the Max Workshop

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Thank you to those who attended the 8th Annual FACS to the Max Workshop on April 13, 2018! The  presentations are available in PDF format and can be accessed for a limited time by clicking on the links in the event details below.


The 8th Annual Family Consumer Science Education Workshop, FACS to the Max is designed for FCS high school and middle school educators and future leaders and will focus on skills to maximize your FCS classroom.

Presented by the Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato.



Friday, April 13, 2018

8:30 AM-2:30 PM



  8:30 AM    Registration and Refreshments

  9:00 AM    Welcome and Opening Remarks

  9:15 AM    New Culinary Classrooms – A visual exploration of the newly constructed culinary classrooms at
St. Peter High School and New Ulm High School

10:15 AM    Workshop Session 1 (each 45-minute session is followed by a 15-minute break)

11:15 AM    Workshop Session 2

12:00 PM    Lunch served in the new University Dining Hall

  1:15 PM    Workshop Session 3

  2:00 PM    Conclusion / Evaluations / Door Prizes, including a Grand Prize FACS Curriculum Package


WORKSHOP SESSION TITLES:  During registration, you will see complete session details and identify your session choices.

[PDF] The "Growing" Field of Textiles (1 MiB) (Dr. Jill Conlon, FCS Education, Minnesota State Mankato)

[PDF] Food Fight:  Food Additives (413 KiB) (Dr. Joye Bond, Dietetics and Food & Nutrition, Minnesota State Mankato)

[PDF] The Value of Time:  Why Do We Feel So Busy but Procrastinate? (1 MiB) (Dr. Jae Min Lee, Consumer Studies, Minnesota State Mankato)

[PDF] Ideas for Effective Student Engagement and Learning (2 MiB) (MSU Mankato Students, Advisor:  Dr. Dan Moen, Child Development and Family Studies, Minnesota State Mankato)

[PDF] Snapchat and the FACS Classroom (772 KiB) (Lynsee Mattson, Minnesota State Mankato Alum & FACS Teacher, South St. Paul High School)

It's an Exciting Time to be a FACS Teacher! (Wendy Ambrose, Minnesota FCCLA Executive Director)

[PDF] FACS Updates and Resources from MDE (133 KiB) (Maxine Peterson - MDE FACS Education Specialist)

[PDF] Food Allergy Basics (2 MiB) (Alexa "Lexi" Cournoyer, RDN, LDN, Minnesota State Mankato, Campus Dietician)

FACS Networking (Minnesota State Mankato FCS Education Students)



FEE* (includes lunch and materials):

Option 1:  Workshop Registration Only

$60 - Registration before or on March 26, 2018.

$70 - Registration after March 26, 2018.


Option 2:  Workshop Registration PLUS T-Shirt

$75 - Registration before or on March 26, 2018.

$85 - Registration after March 26, 2018.


Option 3:  T-Shirt Only

$20 (includes shipping) - Order by April 1st!


*Workshop is free to full-time college students.



Advance registration is requested.  Register on or before March 26 for the early fee.  Registration closes on April 9!




Lunch and refreshments during breaks are included in the registration fee.  Lunch will be served in the new dining hall on campus, just a short walk from the workshop.  Many choices will be available, including gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

A list of lodging convenient to the University is available at:
Visitor information can be found at


CONTACT HOURS available (up to 5).



The conference will be held in the Wiecking Center (WC) on the campus of Minnesota State Mankato.

Please use the entrance at 314 Ellis Avenue.  (Watch for signs.)

Free parking is available in Lot 16 - GREEN rows only.  (Do not park in any other location, or you will be ticketed.)  Disability accessible parking is available in Lot 18 at the south entrance to Wiecking Center (with disabled parking permit).

[PDF] University Map (833 KiB) | [PDF] Main Roads & Streets to Minnesota State Mankato (125 KiB)



If you would prefer to mail your registration, please [PDF] download and complete the form (136 KiB) and mail according to the instructions on the form.


T-SHIRT - NEW this Year!!

Designed by students!




Please call Larane at 507-389-1094 or email