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Vanessa McNeal, a senior majoring in child, adult, and family services, made it her mission to help families and improve the quality of their lives. Her experiences help her approach others with compassion.Iowa State student seeks justice through family services

Vanessa McNeal has made it her life's mission to help families and improve the quality of their lives.

A \"pop-up shop\" will add an element of surprise to this year\'s Fashion Show at Iowa State University. Ashley Peters, Wendee Cooper, and Courtney Brockman are directors of this year\'s pop-up shop. Photos by Blake Lanser.Pop-up shop adds element of surprise to fashion show

Iowa State University students in apparel, merchandising, and design are teaming up with Ames businesses, a professor and students in architecture, and industry experts to add an element of surprise to this year’s fashion show.

A fun, new “pop-up shop” — part of an international new trend of opening short-term sales spaces — is expected to spring up on campus April 10, the day before The Fashion Show 2015.

The ISU School of Education will hold a ribbon cutting April 24 to showcase the school and mark the end of the $5.4 million in renovations. Photos by Blake Lanser.ISU School of Education has a reason to celebrate

With its fresh new look and new leadership, the Iowa State University School of Education will take a moment next month to celebrate.

The nationally award-winning school that's at the heart of the College of Human Sciences' efforts to expand human potential and improve people's lives will hold a ribbon cutting from 3 to 5 p.m. April 24 in the courtyard of Lagomarcino Hall.

Iowa State student Kenneth Odoom models clothing designed by Mia Pierson for men who commute to work on their bikes. The garments will be entered in this year\'s ISU Fashion Show. Photo by Lynn Campbell.Trendy clothes for cycling, swimming in this year’s Iowa State University fashion show

Unique entries in The Fashion Show at Iowa State University this year include clothes especially designed for men who bike to work, and swimwear for full-figured women.

Senior Fit Night brought models and designers together to prepare for this year\'s Fashion Show at Iowa State University. Photos by Blake Lanser.March: The calm before the storm for the ISU Fashion Show

This year’s fashion show at Iowa State University will feature a new type of scholarship, new categories of competition, and a “pop-up shop” that’s part of the latest craze in retail.

An Iowa State culinary science student will return to the Iowa ProStart invitational to represent Iowa State\'s culinary science program. Photo by Blake Lanser.Hands-on learning takes center stage at ProStart competition

An Iowa State University student who previously won a premier high school culinary arts competition will return this year to help educate youth about career opportunities that lie ahead.

An Iowa State student is launching her a business promoting her line of women\'s clothing aimed at African women living in the United States. Illustration by Claire Kean.Iowa State student takes African fashion designs nationwide

Claire Kean is combining her talent in fashion design, love of travel, and personal connection with Africa to create a bold and colorful clothing line that’s gaining attention on the national runway.

Iowa State freshman Tryston Crook is majoring in pre-athletic training because he wants to help athletes avoid injuries. While playing football and wrestling in Nashua-Plainfield High School, he suffered several injuries — from a sprained ankle to a torn quad and a dislocated shoulder. Photo by Blake Lanser.
National report: Human Sciences majors among the most meaningful

Academic majors offered by the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences are considered among the most meaningful nationally, leading to jobs that make the world a better place. 

Event management student Morgan Iske meets world-famous ducks and, more importantly, learns world-famous customer service at Walt Disney World.Iowa State students build their futures at Disney World

In the first days of her internship, Morgan Iske toured Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

She also walked an underground system of pathways tucked underneath the park, off limits to the public, and stood directly below Cinderella’s castle.

Iske is one of a handful of Iowa State students who have moved down to Orlando, Fla., for the semester in order to complete an internship with the Disney College Program — which offers college undergraduates work experience at Disney parks.

Andrea Tate, a student in apparel, merchandising, and design, brings new life to existing fashions with her own line of upcycled apparel, Ohtatie. Photo by Blake Lanser.Iowa State student aims to reduce waste with upcycled fashions

When Andrea Tate sees clothes at yard sales and thrift stores, she also sees possibilities.

  • Important Dates

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