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The summer 2014 issue of College of Human Sciences Matters showcases the statewide impact of extension and outreach by the College of Human Sciences and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. These efforts help to fulfill Iowa State University’s mission as a land-grant university.

 

 

 

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Child care professionals often have difficulty envisioning a comfortable retirement because of self-employment, low wages or both. Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is offering a program to better prepare individuals and families for retirement. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. 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.



A ribbon cutting for the centerpiece of the MacKay Hall remodeling — the 214-seat Catherine J. MacKay Auditorium, built in 1926 and named after the longtime dean of home economics — will be held from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 9. The event will include self-guided tours, speakers, and refreshments. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.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.



Elizabeth Brock, a 2010 graduate in kinesiology and health, started working at her dream company, Nike, earlier this month. Iowa State alumna follows dream to career at Nike

Elizabeth Brock of Onalaska, Wis. came to Iowa State University in 2006 with one goal in mind — to one day work for Nike.



Caine Westergard of Akron, who just graduated from Iowa State in apparel, merchandising, and design and was the College of Human Sciences\' college marshal, reflects on the role 4-H played in her success. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.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.


Maddee Trepp, a senior in elementary education, works with Dennis Culver, the instructional support specialist at the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching, on earning digital badges. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Badges used to expand technology knowledge in future teachers

Iowa State University has a creative new way of motivating future teachers to learn about technology.



Frustrated students resolve to celebrate achievements, pride

Editorial

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

8srb-208-4webImportant April 9 update

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.



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