|Human Sciences Week to feature new dean, ways to help others|
The Iowa State University community will this month have an opportunity to meet the new dean of the College of Human Sciences, learn about living a healthy lifestyle, enjoy cherry pies, and make shoes out of used jeans.
|Jolly aims to connect people, broaden networks|
Laura Dunn Jolly is a leader who works to connect people and broaden networks.
She describes her leadership style as one that is hands-on and collaborative. She wants people to know that the door to her office and to the college is open.
|Why customers choose to eat healthy at restaurants|
A person’s decision to choose healthful foods when eating at a casual dining restaurant is the result of complicated interactions between socio-demographic, psychological, and environmental factors.
|New book features Iowa State leaders in family and consumer sciences|
At least 15 Iowa State University leaders are featured in a new book that recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the field of family and consumer sciences.
|Passion for helping others evolves over place and time|
Alyssa Randall has a passion for helping people.
As a senior research and development engineer for General Mills in Minneapolis, she reformulated seven flavors of Yoplait Greek yogurt and made them more to consumers’ liking. She also implemented more than $2.5 million in cost savings and production efficiencies.
Across the Atlantic Ocean, she found a way to make a difference while living for a few years in Istanbul, Turkey. She worked for Artisans Lane, a social purpose company that employs low-income women to create handicrafts sold in the United States and Europe.
|“Legend” in higher education ends chapter at Iowa State|
An Iowa State University professor hailed as one of the “giants” in higher education nationwide — and considered the face of community college leadership development in Iowa — will retire next month.
|Establishing an iconic coffeehouse|
What makes a coffeehouse iconic?
Five Iowa State University undergraduate students in Linda Niehm’s AESHM 474-574 Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class this semester reached out to coffeehouses across the nation in search for the answer.
They’ll be among 101 students presenting their findings from 39 projects at the 13th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in the LeBaron Hall lobby with awards to follow in LeBaron Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
|Technology-rich classroom named for Terry Peterson Denny|
A high-tech classroom for Iowa State University teacher education students now pays tribute to an alumna who coached countless children to overcome their learning disabilities.
The new Terry Peterson Denny Classroom in Lagomarcino Hall is designed to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for students exploring teaching methods that improve literacy.
|Bringing compassion to the medical field|
As a physician assistant, Raneen Schulte applies science and research to help people with chronic digestive problems to feel better.
“I think it takes a special type of person to work in this field,” she said. “A lot of our patients, they’re dealing with a lot of stress or emotional issues, and it comes out physically as gastrointestinal problems.”
|Iowa State alumnus leads state’s fastest-growing school district|
As superintendent of the Waukee Community School District, David Wilkerson has mastered the skill sets of a human scientist.
He leads the state’s fastest-growing school district by balancing the needs and priorities of students, parents, teachers, community members, and the school board. He also applies research-based information to improve outcomes for both teachers and students.