SHOP campus food pantry celebrates 5th anniversary

The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers), a student-run food pantry at Iowa State, celebrates its fifth anniversary next week with a campuswide food drive, an open house, and giveaways. Photo by Ryan Riley.

The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers), a student-run food pantry in the Food Sciences Building on the Iowa State University campus, is celebrating five years of helping students in need.

New Iowa State research holds promise for diabetics with vitamin D deficiency

Iowa State researchers Kevin Schalinske, Matthew Rowling and Samantha Jones are working to improve the health of Type 2 diabetics by boosting vitamin D levels. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

A simple change in diet could boost vitamin D levels for millions of Americans suffering from Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Iowa State University published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 

Raising Iowa’s cheese profile

Stephanie Clark, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, is leading several initiatives to promote Iowa cheeses, including co-chairing an international cheese conference. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Stephanie Clark is determined to make Iowa the next great cheesemaking state.

“We do have a number of really good cheesemakers around here, and I think it’s time we make people more aware of it,” she said.

Clark — an associate professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University who goes by the email “milkmade” — is one of the state’s premier leaders in promoting Iowa cheese. Her efforts were key in bringing an international cheese conference to Iowa, forming a new guild that connects the state’s dairy professionals, and co-founding a statewide dairy products showcase.

Science Bound celebrates 25th anniversary

Iowa State University will this week begin celebrating 25 years of empowering thousands of ethnically diverse Iowa students to pursue careers in math and science through a highly successful outreach program.

Science Bound will on Tuesday host a grand opening celebration of its new location at 2156 Gilman Hall. The program was previously housed in the Office and Laboratory Building. The new space will allow the program, which is part of the School of Education and College of Human Sciences, to meet its growing needs.

Human Sciences groups try their hands at crowdfunding

Student organizers of The Fashion Show 2016 are among two College of Human Sciences groups launching crowdfunding campaigns this spring through the Iowa State University Foundation’s new FundISU platform. File photos by Blake Lanser.

Iowa State University groups looking for a way to raise money can now use the popular method of crowdfunding. Two College of Human Sciences groups are among those ready to give it a try.

Modern dance celebrates 70 years of performances

Iowa State dancers learn from guest artists Melecio Estrella and Andrew Ward, who visited Orchesis I and the dance department in advance of the annual Barjche` concert. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University dancers in the Orchesis I Dance Company are celebrating more than 70 years of Barjche` modern dance productions.

Specialists offer tips on managing the impact of caregiving

Many Americans give unpaid care to an older adult or child with special needs. Knowing how to manage the impact of caregiving can help reduce stress. Contributed photo.

As an increasing number of people find themselves juggling work and the responsibilities of providing care to a family member, experts with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach advise that communication is key.

Career services offers new peer advising sessions

Safwan Elkhatib, a senior in kinesiology and health, is one of 12 peer advisers who will hold resume-coaching sessions with College of Human Sciences students. Photo by Ryan Riley.

College of Human Sciences students needing help with their resumes have a new resource in the career services office: peer advising sessions.

Beginning today, the student advisory team — a dozen human sciences students trained to provide resume help, lead ambassadors at career fairs, and give career presentations to classes — will hold office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in 131 MacKay Hall.

Students celebrate with the families they support through Dance Marathon weekend

Students gather for the Iowa State Dance Marathon to support families with children treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Contributed photo.

Six-year-old Reese has a special extended family of Iowa State University students.

Reese was born with a spinal cord tumor that affected the function of organs in her body. She endures daily treatments to keep healthy.

Hundreds of Iowa State students on Friday and Saturday will participate in the Iowa State Dance Marathon in the Memorial Union. The fundraising event supports Reese and many other children treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in North America.

Teaching privileged students about social justice necessary for change, says ISU professor

Iowa State\'s Katy Swalwell spent a semester observing students at an affluent, private school to understand how they learn about social justice problems. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Social justice educational initiatives often focus on giving a voice to students of color and low-income students, but Katy Swalwell, an assistant professor of education at Iowa State University, says such efforts alone may not be enough to bring about real change.

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