|Human Sciences groups try their hands at crowdfunding|
|Modern dance celebrates 70 years of performances|
|Trend celebrates 10 years of student success|
|Two College of Human Sciences women featured in calendar|
Two College of Human Sciences women — a nationally acclaimed student athlete and a dedicated academic adviser who bleeds cardinal and gold — are being recognized for their leadership at Iowa State University.
Christina “Tina” Hillman, a senior double-majoring in psychology and child, adult, and family services, and Anne Oldham, an academic adviser in food science and human nutrition who’s director of the didactic program in dietetics, are among 12 women featured in the 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar.
|At least 8,200 Iowa State graduates work as educators statewide|
Iowa State University is a leader in preparing thousands of teachers, principals, superintendents, professors, and other educators working throughout the state in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.
As of November, Iowa State had at least 8,201 graduates working as educators throughout the state, according to county-by-county data maintained by the Iowa State University alumni database.
|Online master’s program produces technology experts in education|
Carrie Hillman is passionate about using technology to open new avenues of learning for her students.
|Iowa State students encourage Omaha first-graders to attend college|
A group of future teachers at Iowa State University became mentors to at-risk first-graders in Omaha this fall.
|Program creates healthier outcomes for families with pre-teens|
With their three daughters soon to be teenagers, Pam and Chad Peterson of West Des Moines decided to seek help.
They turned to the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14, a seven-week, preventative program aimed at helping families as their children approach adolescence. The evidence-based program is offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.
“We were looking for answers and found them,” Chad Peterson said. “When it comes to building a foundation for your family, a lot of times, the well-lit path is the good one.”
|New book celebrates 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges|
A new book released this week by an Iowa State University professor and doctoral students celebrates the 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges.
“Iowa’s Community Colleges: A Collective History of Fifty Years of Accomplishment” provides a history of the statewide development of the community college system, through a focus on the individual college stories and dynamics.
|Teacher takes students outside to learn about science|
Students in Mike Todd’s biology class at Ames High School walked thigh-deep into the river wearing boots and waders. They collected water samples and learned about habitats.
Not everyone was comfortable — some said they were hot and itchy, and everyone got wet and muddy. But for the past 11 years, Todd has regularly taken his students outdoors as part of their learning.