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Welcome to Human Sciences Student Services

The College of Human Sciences (CHS) Student Services Office serves students in many areas of academic student services.  Please stop by anytime during our office hours for assistance.

Our mission

The Student Services Office in the College of Human Sciences partners with staff, faculty, and our greater community to educate and support our current and prospective students. We accomplish this by providing academic services and programming in the areas of career development, diversity, social responsibility, and globalization. Our goal is to contribute to the personal growth, career success, and meaningful lives of our students.

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Shannon Iskowitz, a senior in elementary education, helps Jerri Heid, the youth services manager at the Ames Public Library, tally scores at the sixth-grade Battle of the Books. Contributed Photo.Iowa State students increase middle schoolers' excitement about reading

Iowa State University students are helping middle schoolers get excited about reading through a challenge called Battle of the Books.



Research by assistant kinesiology professor Elizabeth Stegemoller shows that singing can improve speech and swallowing in people with Parkinson\'s disease. Singing groups like this one in Ames will be recorded to facilitate virtual singing groups in Calhoun County. Contributed photo.Iowa State engages Iowans with new Human Sciences research

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is launching two new research projects in northern Iowa. One will build literacy and STEM skills in children, while the other will use singing training to improve quality of life for Iowans with Parkinson’s disease.

The two proposals have been selected for funding through the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program, a partnership of ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Human Sciences. This new program funds research projects that focus on engagement, translate research into practice, and involve and benefit Iowans, their families and communities.



Alison Brinkman (left) leads her dance partner during “Dancing with the Students,” an event she designed to celebrate Iowa State University kinesiology students’ work alongside those living with Parkinson’s disease. Photo by Kent Davis.Student plans dance party for people with Parkinson’s disease

For Alison Brinkman, a recent Iowa State University graduate in kinesiology and health, helping people with Parkinson’s disease is personal.

“My grandma passed away from Parkinson’s when I was 10,” she said.

So when the music and movement outreach program developed by Elizabeth Stegemöller and Ann Smiley-Oyen — which uses music to improve movement and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease — came to a close this year, Brinkman was determined to make it a family affair.



Iowa State University students created a nutritious frozen yogurt sandwich that has been named a finalist in the 2016 National Dairy Council New Product Competition. Photo by Ryan Riley.
Iowa State named top three finalist in national food product competition

A healthy dessert invented by eight Iowa State University students is one of three finalists in a national food product competition.

“Beyond the Bar” is a frozen yogurt sandwich containing vanilla matcha green tea-flavored frozen Greek yogurt with a chocolate swirl, in between two oat blend honey granola wafers. It combines sweet-tooth satisfaction, natural energy enhancers, and nutrients.



(From left) Brandi Wilkins, Anna Dice and Huahua Ouyang prepare samples of their team\'s coconut cream/fruit/chia seeds frozen dessert bar prior to the class\' new foods showcase in MacKay Hall on Monday. Photo by Christopher Gannon.Nothing bland about this event

Vegetable-mango gazpacho. Crunchy sweet potato cereal. A frozen dessert-on-a-stick containing coconut cream, multiple fruit juices, chia seeds and chocolate chips. Mango snack sticks with a habanero-cashew dip. Such were the offerings at this spring's new foods showcase, hosted May 2 by students in FSHN 412.



Iowa State University students competed for cash prizes of up to $200 at the 13th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase. Photos by Ryan Riley.Apps win top prizes at 2016 Entrepreneurship Showcase

Technology was the big winner at this year’s College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, with two of the top awards going to ideas for apps for mobile devices.



Kelsey Driscoll, a senior in kinesiology and health, leads a walk around Fenway Park in Boston as part of an internship she worked at with the help of a scholarship from the College of Human Sciences for unpaid internships and student teaching. Contributed photo.College of Human Sciences scholarships support students at unpaid internships

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences has in the past year helped nearly six dozen students who interned in fields where they are helping others, but were not going to be compensated for their work.



Graduating seniors Michele Ries, Andria Knutson, Joe Webb, Chrishelda Green, and Kate Bruce, along with Sammi Roelfs (not pictured) will receive special honors at the College of Human Sciences’ spring 2016 convocation ceremony. Photo by Ryan Riley.College of Human Sciences graduating seniors to be recognized at ceremonies

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of more than 400 graduating students in a series of events on May 6 and 7.

Dean and Dean’s Chair Pamela White and department chairs will individually recognize students receiving bachelor’s degrees at the college’s undergraduate convocation ceremony, 2 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Hilton Coliseum. A reception for graduating students at all levels will immediately follow the ceremony, at about 3:30 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the Scheman Building.

The all-university commencement ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Jack Trice Stadium.



Aaron Hauser, an Iowa State junior in elementary education, works with Nevada fifth graders Allison Kruzich and Stephanie Lopez to use a new online math lesson he developed. Photo by Lynn Campbell.
Technology helps fifth and sixth graders with math problems

About 45 future teachers at Iowa State University are using technology to help fifth and sixth graders at Nevada Middle School better understand math concepts that give them difficulty.

Students in Christa Jackson’s CI 523 Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Elementary Learners class and Mollie Appelgate’s CI 448 Teaching Children Mathematics class this semester developed modules — or online tutorial videos — to encourage student collaboration and increase conceptual understanding of mathematics ideas.



A team of students in Iowa State University’s Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class this semester did national field research on what makes an iconic coffeehouse. Contributed photos.Establishing an iconic coffeehouse

What makes a coffeehouse iconic?

Five Iowa State University undergraduate students in Linda Niehm’s AESHM 474-574 Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class this semester reached out to coffeehouses across the nation in search for the answer.

They’ll be among 101 students presenting their findings from 39 projects at the 13th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in the LeBaron Hall lobby with awards to follow in LeBaron Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.



  • Contact Information

    Human Sciences Student Services
    131 MacKay Hall
    Ames, IA 50011-1124
    hsss@iastate.edu
    515 294-6466

    Office Hours
    Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
    (academic school year)
    Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    (summer and break hours)

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