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    Call it a "pinch me" moment. Each semester one lucky student attends New York Fashion Week

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    Three fashion majors’ designs accepted at ITAA Design Exhibition; Two win scholarships

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    Passion for helping drives family studies graduate's success

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    CTE Credit

    New agreement awards qualifying students CEHD credit for CTE courses.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences provides integrative educational programs and conducts research focused on reciprocal relationships; relationships among individuals, families and their near environments with the goal of improving the quality of life within a dynamic global community.

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    WMU's Lawson Lunatics—recognized by the NCAA among the best fan sections in college hockey—have an extra reason to cheer this year: The Broncos are celebrating 50 years as a varsity team. A new merchandise line marks the milestone, and a group of Western fashion students helped bring the vintage vibes to market.

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