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Students, alumni, members of the faculty and staff, and their families and friends were poignantly reminded how the actions of a few can impact the lives of an entire community last week, when Iowa State University President Leath suspended Veishea activities, following a Campustown disturbance.

Youngsters take a break from showing their projects to try out iPad applications at the Central Iowa Student Technology Fair, April 1, on the Iowa State University campus. Contributed photo.ISU curriculum and instructional technology students lead K-12 student technology fair

Master's students and working professionals Jamie Fath and Karl Hehr led the Iowa Technology Education Connection board in coordinating the Central Iowa Student Technology Fair, April 1.

Iowa State University senior Whitney Rorah won the Best in Show award Saturday at The Fashion Show 2014 for “Orlov Endue Bridal 2014,\" a collection of eight wedding dresses. Contributed photos.Wedding gown collection wins top honor at Iowa State’s fashion show

A collection of eight elegant pink, white, salmon, and cream-colored wedding dresses designed by Iowa State University senior Whitney Rorah took the top honor Saturday at The Fashion Show 2014.

Treats such as cherry pies, games, and learning will intermingle at College of Human Sciences activities as part of Iowa State University\'s annual Veishea 2014 festivities, April 7-13. Contributed photo.College of Human Sciences students offer Veishea 2014 activities

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Iowa State University President Steven Leath announced that the remainder of this year’s Veishea celebration is suspended, effective at 5 p.m., April 9.

The Healthiest State Walk is one of numerous efforts extended by Iowa State University and the Healthiest State Initiative. Photo By Wyeth Lynch.   Iowa State aids efforts to become the healthiest state

Iowa State University has teamed up with the Healthiest State Initiative on a number of efforts to make Iowa the healthiest state in America.

Under the instruction of faculty in kinesiology, students get the opportunity to teach homeschooled children skills in physical education. The program has grown to host more than 85 children. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Kinesiology uses physical education to reach out to homeschooled children

The homeschool physical education outreach program at Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences is a learning experience for everyone involved.

Models and designers in Iowa State\'s apparel, merchandising, and design program recently got together to prepare for The Fashion Show, which will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium. Photos by Wyeth Lynch. Free food, jewelry, entertainment drums up excitement for The Fashion Show

The public is invited to enjoy free food and entertainment on campus next week as Iowa State University gets ready for The Fashion Show 2014, one of the largest student-produced and promoted fashion shows in the nation.

Kimberly Miers is both a teacher and parent involved in Switch. The program aims to promote healthy eating, exercise, and less screen time among children. Contributed Photo. Switch encourages children to adopt healthy habits

Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences and the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area are reaching out into the community to create healthier lifestyles among children through a program called Switch.

Karly Groon, a senior from Akron, created a line of workout clothes called “Impulse” that is among those vying to be among the 100 student-designed garments featured at The Fashion Show 2014. Photos by Wyeth Lynch. Animal-print sportswear blends student’s love for sports, fashion design

The Fashion Show 2014 will feature a line of workout clothes designed by a student who’s been a high jumper on Iowa State University’s track and field team.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies Club is choosing between a German Shepherd or Labrador Retriever to sponsor for training to become a guide dog. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Puppy to be sponsored by College of Human Sciences club

Iowa State University’s Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies Club is teaming up with the Leader Dogs for the Blind program to provide a future guide dog for an inmate to train at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.


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