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In the College of Human Sciences our faculty and staff are committed to providing you with a rich, rewarding learning experience that will open doors of opportunity and pave paths of enrichment. Enjoy the journey.

 

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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. 



A ribbon cutting for the centerpiece of the MacKay Hall remodeling — the 214-seat Catherine J. MacKay Auditorium, built in 1926 and named after the longtime dean of home economics — will be held from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 9. The event will include self-guided tours, speakers, and refreshments. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.MacKay Hall remodeling ends, ribbon cutting scheduled

The dust and noise of the past 14 months will give way to shiny and bright, new and restored, state-of-the-art facilities when the remodeling of MacKay Hall on the Iowa State University campus wraps up this week.



Phil Martin, professor and chair in kinesiology, discusses how the women\'s locker rooms will be turned into kinesiology laboratories during the $668,000 renovation. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Forker Building next to get a facelift

Renovation to the Forker Building at Iowa State University will transform unused locker rooms in the 1940 building into more functional space to meet the needs of today’s kinesiology students and faculty.



  • Important Dates

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