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The Swim & Gym provides an opportunity for Ames youth to participate in physical fitness activities with kinesiology students. Photo by Blake Lanser. After-school program introduces kids to physical fitness

An Iowa State University after-school program in its 10th year is teaching kids the fundamentals of physical fitness.

Seven apparel design students each designed and produced a “nature-inspired” alien costume for Reiman Gardens. Photo by Anne Krapfl.Students create alien costumes for Reiman Gardens event

Seven apparel design students this fall faced a real-world challenge: Meet the deadline, stay on budget and keep the client happy.

Allie Lansman, an Iowa State junior majoring in dietetics, lost 50 pounds and will appear on The Biggest Loser as a youth ambassador from the National 4-H Healthy Living Management Team. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.Iowa State students to appear on The Biggest Loser

An Iowa State University student who battled childhood obesity but has since lost 50 pounds will appear on NBC-TV’s The Biggest Loser at 7 p.m. Thursday as a youth ambassador for healthy living.

Robert Bosselman, Hannah Gibbs, Pamela White, and Jonathan Wickert cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of the $3.2 million MacKay Hall renovation. Photo by Blake Lanser.MacKay Hall event celebrates building’s history and future

Ruth Ann Robson had just one word for the newly renovated lecture classroom on MacKay Hall’s second floor: “Wow.”

The Myrna and Jon Hamann Student Teaching Scholarship designates $2,500 each year to a School of Education student planning to teach science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) education. Above is Myrna Hamann (left) and Jon Hamann (right) with recipient Ashley Sonderman (center). Photo by Blake Lanser. New scholarship helps student teachers in STEM education

The newly established Myrna and Jon Hamann Student Teaching Scholarship helps future teachers when they need it most — when they’re working for free to get experience in the classroom.

A $200,000 gift from Iowa State alumni Ana and Ed McCracken to the College of Human Sciences will provide four years of tuition support for freshman Sarah Waigand and three successive students who enter the apparel, merchandising, and design program from 2015 through 2017. Photo by Blake Lanser.McCracken gift empowers student to immerse fully in college experience

A couple’s firsthand understanding of Iowa State University’s impact — and continued commitment to making their own — have led the Iowa State alumni to fashion a first-of-its-kind scholarship for students majoring in apparel, merchandising, and design (AMD).

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.

  • Important Dates

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