‘An Illinois Legacy Continues’ event celebrates Home Economics, Child Development Lab anniversaries

March 29, 2018

URBANA, Ill. – The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Child Development Laboratory and the 45th anniversary of the Home Economics Alumni Association during a day-long event on Friday, April 20, on the Urbana campus.

The event, “An Illinois Legacy Continues,” is open to friends of the College of ACES to reminisce, interact with students, meet college leadership, and hear from departmental and Child Development Laboratory faculty.

Kim Kidwell, dean of the College of ACES, will open the event with a welcome at 11:30 a.m. in the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center in Urbana. A lunch will follow.

The day will also include tours of Bevier Hall food labs, Doris Christopher Hall, and the Child Development Laboratory. The event concludes at 5:30 p.m.

Registration is required and can be done online. Cost for the event is $15 per person. The deadline to register is April 12.

For more information, visit https://acesalumni.illinois.edu/illinois-legacy-continues.

The nationally recognized home economics program at U of I provided a college degree for thousands of young women through the 20th century. Faculty in home economics revolutionized the understanding of family life and created the scientific study of child development, nutrition, family economics, sanitation, and many other topics. The tradition of the scientific study of children, families, nutrition, and communities continues in the College of ACES today.

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