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Iowa State adds graduate degrees in gerontology

Iowa State University now offers on-campus master’s and doctoral degrees in gerontology, the study of adult development and healthy aging. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Iowa State University now offers on-campus, interdepartmental master’s and doctoral degrees in gerontology, the study of adult development and healthy aging.

After-school program introduces kids to physical fitness

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

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

Ellingson researches mental health benefits of physical activity

Laura Ellingson, a new assistant professor in kinesiology, found people who are physically active have more adaptive brain activity and are better at cognitive tasks than those who are sedentary. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Physical activity and exercise — even in the form of a brief walk — is good for your mental health.

Winham looks at beans to improve global nutrition

Donna Winham, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, is Iowa State University’s newest expert in global nutrition. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Beans are key to improving health and nutrition around the world, says Iowa State University’s newest expert in global nutrition.

Students create alien costumes for Reiman Gardens event

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

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

Iowa State students to appear on The Biggest Loser

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.

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.

Perez brings expertise in college students developing their own voice

Rosemary Perez is a new assistant professor in the School of Education specializing in student affairs. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

College plays a key role in students’ growth into adults — developing their internal voice, managing external influences, and using internally defined beliefs and values to evaluate information rather than blindly following authority figures.

New assistant professor joins the growing event management program

Eric Olson is the newest faculty member in the Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management Program. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Hotels, restaurants, and others in the hospitality industry often focus on how to create an outstanding customer experience. But Eric D. Olson is interested in when these experiences don’t go as well as planned.

MacKay Hall event celebrates building’s history and future

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.

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

New assistant professor researches equity in the classroom

Christa Jackson is a new assistant professor in the School of Education. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Christa Jackson’s goal is to make mathematics everyone’s best friend.

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