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Janice Friedel, an associate professor in the ISU School of Education, and former doctoral students Cristobal Salinas Jr. and Zoë Mercedes Thornton co-edited a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges. Photos by Ryan Riley.New book celebrates 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges

A new book released this week by an Iowa State University professor and doctoral students celebrates the 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges.

Iowa’s Community Colleges: A Collective History of Fifty Years of Accomplishment” provides a history of the statewide development of the community college system, through a focus on the individual college stories and dynamics.

(From left to right) Lauren Stratton, Hardeep Obhi, Angelica Jasper, and Yan Su pursue advanced degrees in gerontology during the program’s first semester on campus. Photo by Ryan Riley.On-campus graduate program in gerontology begins with four students

Four Iowa State University students are pursuing advanced degrees in gerontology, the study of adult development and healthy aging, during the first year of an on-campus graduate program.

Iowa State dietetics students Molly Seibel (left) and Ashley Reese (right) create nutrition labels for Hy-Vee stores. Photo by Ryan Riley. 
Iowa State helps create new Hy-Vee nutrition labels

Iowa State University faculty and students in food science and human nutrition are helping to create new nutrition labels for ready-to-eat meals at Hy-Vee stores because of new requirements under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Daisy Cerna, an Iowa State junior in kinesiology and health, said she loves working with people and hopes to become an occupational therapist. Photo by Ryan Riley.  Students look to meaningful careers in the College of Human Sciences

Iowa State University students hoping to spend their professional lives helping others continue to be drawn to the people-oriented majors offered by the College of Human Sciences.

Kinesiology students can soon apply for a three-week summer study abroad opportunity in Ireland, led by professor Warren Franke. Contributed photo. 
New kinesiology international program sends students to Ireland

Iowa State University students in kinesiology and health have a new opportunity to study abroad in Ireland next summer. 

Human Sciences Week will from Oct. 12 to 16 celebrate the ISU College of Human Sciences\' unique, innovative, people-oriented programs and its rich traditions with food, dance, speakers, and philanthropic events. File photo.Human Sciences Week celebrates college’s commitment to expand human potential, improve people’s lives

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will come together to celebrate its unique, innovative, people-oriented programs and rich traditions with food, dance, speakers, and philanthropic events during the first annual Human Sciences Week, Oct. 12 to 16.

Iowa State University students will soon be able to connect with employers through mock interviews at the College of Human Sciences’ career services office. Photo by Ryan Riley. Mock interviews with employers prepare Iowa State students for job hunts

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences career services office will in September offer a new mock interview program with employer partners to help students practice speaking with recruiters and interviewing for jobs.

Iowa State University researchers have developed a way to help you identify if you suffer from a modern-day phobia. Photo and video by Dave Olson.Iowa State study explores fear of being without your mobile phone

Are you a nomophobe? 

If you’re wondering how to respond to that question, an Iowa State University study can help you find the answer. ISU researchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia, or a fear of being without your mobile phone. 

Iowa State researchers put some of the more popular activity trackers to the test. Photo by Dave Olson.Activity trackers not as accurate for some activities, ISU study finds

Activity trackers can provide a good overall estimate of calories burned, but an Iowa State University study finds they’re less accurate when measuring certain activities, such as strength training. 

Iowa State researchers will train students at Moulton and King elementary schools to track mosquito populations in their neighborhood. File photo by Christopher Gannon. ISU researchers aim to boost science education with summertime pest

It may be hard to imagine how a mosquito could inspire students to develop an interest in science. Iowa State University researchers believe it’s not only possible, but say that generating student interest in the pesky insect will improve science learning and public health.