|School of Education has a new extension and outreach specialist |
Constance Beecher is dedicated to providing young children across Iowa with quality early learning experiences.
|Iowa State specialist offers advice for school success|
Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically.
|New hires bring international acclaim to College of Human Sciences |
Nationally and internationally renowned experts are among 41 new employees joining the College of Human Sciences this fall — adding to the expertise the college already provides in expanding human potential and improving people’s lives.
|Retirement planning important for child care professionals|
Child care professionals often have difficulty envisioning a comfortable retirement because of self-employment, low wages or both. However it’s vital they include retirement planning in their financial planning, says Cindy Thompson, a family life and family finance program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
|MacKay Hall remodeling ends, ribbon cutting scheduled |
The dust and noise of the past 14 months will give way to shiny and bright, new and restored, state-of-the-art facilities when the remodeling of MacKay Hall on the Iowa State University campus wraps up this week.
|Iowa State works to keep Iowans safe as interest in food preservation grows|
As the price of food rises and interest in sustainable agriculture grows, consumers are finding increasing value and convenience in preserving foods. Iowa State University is working to make sure that those participating in the recent trend are staying safe.
|Westergard credits much of her success to 4-H|
Former Plymouth County 4-H’er Caine Westergard always had dreams of becoming a fashion designer and credits a large part of her success to the nine years she spent in 4-H.
|Iowa State experts help consumers get back to their roots |
Interest in local, sustainable food sources is motivating more people to plant their own gardens each spring or shop their local farmers market for fresh produce. As a result, registered dietitian nutritionists are fielding more questions from clients about what to plant, how to plant it, and when certain fruits and vegetables are in season.
|Iowa State improves quality at Iowa child care centers|
An educational program offered by Iowa State University is helping child care center staff and supervisors throughout the state succeed.
New Staff Orientation provides professional development to supervisors and directors, who then return to their child care centers to educate new early childhood teachers.
|Iowa State provides assistance to growing number of family caregivers|
People across Iowa are learning to thrive, not just survive, as they provide care to their loved ones who are chronically ill, aging, or have a disability.