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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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College of Human Sciences students put science into practice where people live, work, and learn. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.College of Human Sciences builds on strong legacy

Susan Maxwell credits her Iowa State University education with preparing her for a remarkably successful career.



Panteleimon Ekkekakis, an associate professor in kinesiology, said job prospects for kinesiology students are good because employers are hiring such professionals to motivate employees to be physically active. Photo by Blake Lanser. Kinesiology shifts to focus on lifelong health

The Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology has evolved from solely teaching physical education to leading advanced research and professional training focused on bettering lifelong health.



Pamela White has led the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences to new levels of enrollment, fundraising, and academic excellence. Thanks to an anonymous endowed gift, she is the inaugural holder of the Dean\'s Chair in the College of Human Sciences.Anonymous donors establish endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Human Sciences

An anonymous gift to the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University will fund a new endowed Dean’s Chair. The gift will allow Pamela White, who will become the inaugural holder, unrestricted use of earnings toward the college’s priorities.



Katie Borton, a science teacher at Nevada Middle School, is one of 10 former Iowa State M.A.T. students who have received a prestigious award that’s given each year to up to 25 teachers nationwide for exceptional science teaching in the first five years in the classroom. Photo by Blake Lanser.
Iowa State helps to fill shortage of science teachers

A nationally award-winning program at Iowa State University has for more than a decade helped fill the state’s need for high-quality science teachers.



Iowa State University’s Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom adapts to industry trends to give students the best possible on-campus restaurant experience. Photo by Blake Lanser. Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom adjusts to industry changes

Iowa State University’s Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom adapts to industry trends to give students the best possible on-campus restaurant experience.



Children have been educated at Iowa State University’s Child Development Laboratory School since its inception in 1924. College students in early childhood education practice their profession in the school. Photo by Blake Lanser. Lab school takes a sharper focus on early childhood education

Nearly a century after opening its doors, Iowa State University’s Child Development Laboratory School has become a nationally accredited model of early childhood education that prepares students to be teachers, administrators, and child and family specialists.



Marlene Strathe will lead the School of Education as its director, effective  Jan. 1. Strathe has served as vice president of academic affairs and provost at three universities. Contributed photo.Alum, ‘seasoned’ provost will direct Iowa State University School of Education

An Iowa State University alum who has led three other universities as vice president for academic affairs and provost will return to Ames to lead the School of Education.

Marlene Strathe will become the next director of the School of Education at Iowa State, effective Jan. 1.



The ISU Diabetic Education Club — a newly formed student club at Iowa State University aimed at raising awareness about diabetes — will hold a Beat Diabetes Walk this Wednesday. Photo by Blake Lanser.ISU Diabetic Education Club holds campus walk

A newly formed student club at Iowa State University aimed at raising awareness about diabetes will hold its first event this week: an indoor, lunchtime walk on campus that’s free and open to the public.



Barb Crittenden (middle), president of Southwestern Community College in Creston, is an Iowa State graduate who became the first female community college president in Iowa. Contributed photo.ISU School of Education cultivates Iowa’s top educational leaders

The Iowa State University School of Education prepares thousands of Iowa’s top educational leaders through its Educational Administration Program and Community College Leadership Program.



Robert Bosselman, Hannah Gibbs, Pamela White, and Jonathan Wickert cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the $3.2 million MacKay Hall renovation. Photo by Blake Lanser.MacKay Hall event celebrates building’s history and future

Ruth Ann Robson had just one word for the newly renovated lecture classroom on MacKay Hall’s second floor: “Wow.”



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