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After dressing actors for 10 years on Broadway, Sara Jablon is working as a guest designer for ISU Theatre as she pursues her Ph.D in fashion and apparel. Photos by Amy VinchattleCostume designer makes her way from Broadway to Iowa State University

With only a few minutes to spare before her next fitting, Sara Jablon is in a dressing room shopping online for a piece of clothing that’s gone missing from the wardrobe. With only days to go before opening night, there’s not a lot of time to build a new piece or go rummaging through a second-hand store for a replacement. This is just one of the challenges of dressing 25 actors for a show with more than 50 different costumes – there’s always a last-minute need.



Mary Lou Wright survived the removal of the upper lobe of her lung because of cancer two years ago. She partly credits the successful surgery to her good health. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Participants attribute their health to ISU Exercise Clinic

Mary Lou Wright survived the removal of the upper lobe of her lung because of cancer two years ago — an operation she said her doctor agreed to do because of her outstanding health.



Amie Zarling, a new assistant professor in human development and family studies, plans to research domestic violence as an Iowa State faculty member. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Iowa State professor applies new intervention to reduce domestic violence

Amie Zarling began researching how to reduce domestic violence when her passions for family relationships and therapy collided.



A \'smashing\' success: The first annual Melon Mania raised about $1,400 to help provide food and school supplies for Uganda. Photos by Blake Lanser.First annual Melon Mania raises $1,400 for Uganda

Iowa State University students are turning surplus melons into meals for the hungry.



Taylor McBroom, Susan Cruz-Rodriquez, Seth Armah, Jehan Bostick, Camry Crosswait, and David Mena are now among more than 5,000 students in the College of Human Sciences. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.College of Human Sciences enrollment tops 5,000

Student enrollment in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences topped 5,000 this fall for the first time in the college’s history.



Kimberly Greder, an associate professor and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach family life specialist, says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student achievement. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Iowa State specialist offers advice for school success

Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically.



The Iowa State University Event Management Club will plan, coordinate, and execute the College of Human Science\'s annual service day, Day of Caring. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Event Management Club finds signature event

The Iowa State University Event Management Club will oversee the College of Human Sciences’ annual service day in an effort to expand volunteer opportunities and create a signature event for its program.



Rey Junco, an associate professor in the School of Education, published a book, \"Engaging Students Through Social Media,\" discussing the use of social media in education. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Engaging students through social media is focus of ISU professor’s new book

Contrary to popular belief about the negative effects of social media, Reynol Junco is using Facebook and Twitter to help college students succeed. Instead of seeing social media as a distraction in the classroom, Junco says it helps him engage and connect with students. In his new book, “Engaging Students through Social Media,” Junco encourages student affairs professionals and other educators to use social media to do the same.  



A new minor, food and society, will give students the opportunity to learn about food systems, sustainability, and world issues relating to food and nutrition. Photo by Emily Logan. Iowa State offers new minor in food and society

A new minor at Iowa State University will give students an opportunity to explore the influences society has on the path that food travels from field to fork. 



College of Human Sciences offers $800k in scholarships

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences and its departments have offered more than $800,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Click on an awarding department to view recipients. 



  • Important Dates

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