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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.



Oodlebar, a snack created by six Iowa State food science and human nutrition students, is one of three finalists in the Dairy Research Institute New Product Contest. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Iowa State team takes ice cream bar to national food product competition

Iowa State University students have found a way to make dessert a little healthier through the creation of a delicious high-protein, reduced-fat treat called Oodlebar. 



Flight Bites, a snack created by five Iowa State food science and human nutrition students, placed second at a national competition hosted by Disney Consumer Products and the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association. Photo by Wyeth Lynch. Iowa State places second in national food product competition

Five Iowa State University students combined their creative ideas with the magic of Disney to create a new snack for children.



Elizabeth Brock, a 2010 graduate in kinesiology and health, started working at her dream company, Nike, earlier this month. Iowa State alumna follows dream to career at Nike

Elizabeth Brock of Onalaska, Wis. came to Iowa State University in 2006 with one goal in mind — to one day work for Nike.



Caine Westergard of Akron, who just graduated from Iowa State in apparel, merchandising, and design and was the College of Human Sciences\' college marshal, reflects on the role 4-H played in her success. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Westergard credits much of her success to 4-H
 
Former Plymouth County 4-H’er Caine Westergard always had dreams of becoming a fashion designer and credits a large part of her success to the nine years she spent in 4-H.


The Iowa State University School of Education established a new school experience in Cuenca, Ecuador that started this spring. Contributed photo. 
Human Sciences students gain new international experiences

New opportunities are opening up for College of Human Sciences students to travel abroad, to both learn and teach in countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Ecuador, China, and South Africa.



Christine Maynard (right), an assistant professor in human development and family studies, and Alexa Caldwell (left), a senior in early childhood education, are monitoring individual toddlers in 10 different classrooms across central Iowa. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.  Iowa State study aims to improve classroom experience for toddlers

An Iowa State University professor and students are looking at why research shows that toddlers have the lowest quality classroom experience of any age group.



Teachers and students from Iowa State University and Ames High School will attend a Holocaust and Human Behavior seminar aimed at producing a civics education focus, and developing a more effective and rewarding way to engage students. The training is led by Facing History and Ourselves, a professional development organization.Iowa State University, Ames High School work to create civic education focus

Iowa State University is working with Ames High School to take student learning about history to a deeper level.



  • Important Dates

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