|Duwenhoegger driven by strong desire to help others, both overseas and on campus|
Allie Duwenhoegger knows the importance of building relationships through her work. She takes ample opportunities to give of herself — both at Iowa State and around the world.
|Gene mutation linked to early onset of Parkinson’s disease in Caucasians|
A defect in a gene that produces dopamine in the brain appears to accelerate the onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research from Iowa State University. The effect is particularly dramatic for people under age 50.
|Creating a space where students can be themselves|
For students of color at Iowa State University, multicultural program offices are both a resource and a place to call home.
|Iowa State shares research about higher education policy and practice|
Iowa State University scholars are this week sharing their research about higher education policy and practice at a meeting of the nation’s premier association for such research.
Twenty-one researchers, largely from the School of Education, are showcasing their work at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) annual conference, today through Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. The association is a scholarly society with 2,000 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study.
|Iowa State top presenter at international textile and apparel conference|
Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students and faculty will this week present the most scholarly activities at the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)’s annual conference for the sixth consecutive year.
|Faculty pair research, relationships to bring about student success|
Matt Rowling is more than a teacher — he’s also a tour guide, leading students along on their Iowa State adventure.
“I want my students to realize that I’ve been in their shoes — I’ve been as confused as they are sometimes,” said Rowling, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition. “We’re going to learn together.”
|New agreement sets up exchange with Taiwan university|
Iowa State University will have new opportunities for students in apparel, merchandising, and design to study in Taiwan and to learn from Taiwanese students who will travel here, under a new agreement with Fu Jen Catholic University.
|Learning communities key to Iowa State student success|
Key to that experience is being part of a “learning community,” which is a group aimed at helping first-year college students succeed. More than 70 percent of first-year students — including 75 percent of first-year students of color — participate in learning communities at Iowa State.
|Doctoral student takes his Iowa State experience to Scotland|
Iowa State University offers an increasing number of opportunities to take part in the ISU student experience — even from afar.
Dave Loranger will this fall become Iowa State’s first graduate from its new hybrid program for doctoral students in apparel, merchandising, and design. The program allowed Loranger to take most of his classes from his home on the East Coast, but come to Ames for summer classes.
|Literacy outreach event provides future teachers a way to give back|
From their very first year on campus, Iowa State University students participate in real-world experiences and service learning projects that allow them to give back to the community.