|Iowa State internships aim to secure employment for youth with disabilities|
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences is this fall providing four youth with disabilities with hands-on work experience to help them make the successful transition from school to adult life.
|College of Human Sciences students driven by passion to help others|
A passion to help others — whether it’s working with children, people with disabilities, or those in need — continues to drive strong enrollment in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences.
|Fellowship in family health powers Arellanes’ passion for impacting Latino families|
Jordan Arellanes is on a mission to improve the lives of Latino families.
The Iowa State University graduate student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, who holds the Dorothy A. Wyant Fellowship in Family Health, strives to better prepare families for a future where their children can go to college.
“Research isn’t just made to be published,” Arellanes said. “It’s made to impact people’s lives. I want to share the untold story that needs to be written.”
|Human Sciences Week to feature new dean, ways to help others|
The Iowa State University community will this month have an opportunity to meet the new dean of the College of Human Sciences, learn about living a healthy lifestyle, enjoy cherry pies, and make shoes out of used jeans.
|Kinesiology student aims to improve health among people of color|
Markus Flynn believes that between passion and talent, people find their purpose.
His Iowa State University adventure has shown him that his purpose in life is to improve the health outcomes of people of color, through a career in public health or community outreach.
|Verb Summer Scorecard keeps kids active, builds campus and community partnerships|
Verb Summer Scorecard, a free community-based physical activity program led by Iowa State University kinesiology students, is making it easier to keep children active this summer and establish healthy habits for a lifetime of fitness.
The new summer program is part of ExerCYse, a Department of Kinesiology outreach program aimed at increasing visibility about the importance of physical activity and advancing the notion of exercise as a vital sign in the medical community. Iowa State’s program is officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine.
|4-H alums credit youth program with launching human sciences careers|
As Iowa teens this week participate in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at Iowa State University, they’ll pledge their heads to clearer thinking, their hearts to greater loyalty, their hands to larger service, and their health to better living, not only for themselves, but also their communities and beyond.
For a number of 4-H alumni, that commitment to head, heart, hands, and health led them to pursue a career in human sciences.
“4-H really set a foundation for my life,” said Eulanda Sanders, Iowa State’s Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing and the College of Human Sciences’ equity adviser. “It’s a fabulous organization. Often, when I have 4-H’ers in class, it’s evident. They possess attention for detail, good communication skills, inquisitiveness, and a willingness to take risks.”
|Cyclone Aides welcome incoming students and their families|
More than 40 Iowa State University students — including seven from the College of Human Sciences — are this month serving as Cyclone Aides and coordinators during orientation, welcoming incoming students and their families to campus and setting them up for success.
“It’s so rewarding to interact with families and welcome them into Iowa State,” said Erick Estrada-Flores, a senior in elementary education. “I love working with them and making their day even more enjoyable.”
|Iowa State students shine in internships across the nation|
More than 300 Iowa State University students — in areas ranging from culinary food science to athletic training, apparel, event management, and extension and outreach — are gaining valuable work experience this summer through internships in Iowa and across the globe.
|Future elementary instructor still learning lessons from former third-grade teacher|
When Lindsey Spratt arranges her classroom for her first teaching job at Ballard East Elementary School in Cambridge, Iowa, this fall, she’ll fulfill a life-long dream.
“I always wanted to be a teacher,” Spratt said. “I looked up to my teachers.”
Spratt graduated this spring from Iowa State University with a degree in elementary education. She was among 191 teacher education graduates who took part in the university’s third cording ceremony, celebrating completion of the educator preparation academic program and induction into the teaching profession.