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Kelsey Driscoll, a senior in kinesiology and health, leads a walk around Fenway Park in Boston as part of an internship she worked at with the help of a scholarship from the College of Human Sciences for unpaid internships and student teaching. Contributed photo.College of Human Sciences scholarships support students at unpaid internships

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences has in the past year helped nearly six dozen students who interned in fields where they are helping others, but were not going to be compensated for their work.

Graduating seniors Michele Ries, Andria Knutson, Joe Webb, Chrishelda Green, and Kate Bruce, along with Sammi Roelfs (not pictured) will receive special honors at the College of Human Sciences’ spring 2016 convocation ceremony. Photo by Ryan Riley.College of Human Sciences graduating seniors to be recognized at ceremonies

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of more than 400 graduating students in a series of events on May 6 and 7.

Dean and Dean’s Chair Pamela White and department chairs will individually recognize students receiving bachelor’s degrees at the college’s undergraduate convocation ceremony, 2 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Hilton Coliseum. A reception for graduating students at all levels will immediately follow the ceremony, at about 3:30 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the Scheman Building.

The all-university commencement ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Jack Trice Stadium.

Aaron Hauser, an Iowa State junior in elementary education, works with Nevada fifth graders Allison Kruzich and Stephanie Lopez to use a new online math lesson he developed. Photo by Lynn Campbell.
Technology helps fifth and sixth graders with math problems

About 45 future teachers at Iowa State University are using technology to help fifth and sixth graders at Nevada Middle School better understand math concepts that give them difficulty.

Students in Christa Jackson’s CI 523 Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Elementary Learners class and Mollie Appelgate’s CI 448 Teaching Children Mathematics class this semester developed modules — or online tutorial videos — to encourage student collaboration and increase conceptual understanding of mathematics ideas.

A team of students in Iowa State University’s Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class this semester did national field research on what makes an iconic coffeehouse. Contributed photos.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.

An image of Terry Peterson Denny watches over students as they collaborate in the classroom named in her honor. Photo by Ryan Riley.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.

Safwan Elkhatib, a senior in kinesiology and health, is one of several honors kinesiology students applying research to improve health. Photo by Ryan Riley.Kinesiology students aim to improve movement, health

Ten Iowa State University kinesiology students are applying science and research to improve movement and health among people of all ages.

Michelle Aberle (left), a junior in event management, and Allison Tikalsky (right), a senior in kinesiology and health, show their support for Purple Up! for Military Kids Day, which will be celebrated this Friday, April 15. Photo by Ryan Riley. 
Students share stories of being military kids as Iowa State prepares to honor them

Being a military kid makes you grow up and mature faster.

“My parents went to the Air National Guard every third weekend of the month, so we would cook and clean the house. I was doing laundry in third grade,” said Allison Tikalsky, a senior in kinesiology and health.

“There’s a lot more discipline in life in general,” said Michelle Aberle, a junior in event management. “For us, it’s ‘be where you need to be when you need to be there and with what you need to have.’ If you’re on time, you’re late. I thought every family was like that!”

The Event Management Club will bring speakers to inspire students to entrepreneurship at the Collegiately Creative Conference April 16. Contributed photos. Photo collage by Ryan Riley.Event Management Club hopes to inspire students through first Collegiately Creative Conference

The Iowa State University Event Management Club is on a mission to inspire and encourage creativity — and empower students’ entrepreneurial spirits — through its first Collegiately Creative Conference.

Kate Bruce’s collection featuring the beauty of office supplies won the Lora and Russ Talbot ISU Fashion Show \"Best in Show\" Scholarship at The Fashion Show 2016. Bruce was also one of two producers of the show. Contributed photo.Collection featuring office supplies wins top prize at Iowa State’s fashion show

Three weeks after winning her showcase at Omaha Fashion Week, Kate Bruce wowed the judges here at home and took the top prize at The Fashion Show 2016 at Iowa State University.

Katherine Richardson Bruna (right) will be recognized at a national event for her role in building Iowa State’s partnership with King and Moulton elementary schools to help historically excluded students achieve a college education. She’s pictured here with ISU Extension and Outreach specialist Constance Beecher. Contributed photo.
Iowa State presents research aimed at equity, awareness, acceptance

Iowa State University will receive national recognition at an upcoming gathering of 15,000 peers for its distinguished contributions to improve the educational conditions of students, families, and communities.

More than three dozen Iowa State faculty members, graduate students, and alumni will give presentations at the upcoming American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, April 8 to 12 in Washington, D.C.

  • Important Dates

    September 26-30, 2016 – HS Week

    February 14 — College of Human Sciences scholarship application deadline for undergraduates