ISU LeBaron Hilton Chair to focus on education reform in public lecture

Linda Darling-Hammond, an expert on school reform and education equity, will speak March 31 at Iowa State University as the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair in the College of Human Sciences. Contributed photo.

An expert on school reform and education equity will speak at Iowa State University as the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair in the College of Human Sciences.

Iowa State student empowers Turkish women using technology

School of Education doctoral student Pinar Arpaci (left) and her mother Nazife Arpaci (right), who lives in Istanbul, Turkey, help women earn an income by selling handmade goods on Etsy. Sally DuBois (center), learned about Prodigy Stream while teaching an advanced instructional design class.  Contributed photo.

A doctoral student in the Iowa State University School of Education is assisting women in developing countries who earn money to help their families.

Pinar Arpaci is the founder of Prodigy Stream, a program created to help women in Istanbul, Turkey open an online store and sell their handcrafted goods through the online site, Etsy.

ISU School of Education has a reason to celebrate

The ISU School of Education will hold a ribbon cutting April 24 to showcase the school and mark the end of the $5.4 million in renovations. Photos by Blake Lanser.

With its fresh new look and new leadership, the Iowa State University School of Education will take a moment next month to celebrate.

The nationally award-winning school that’s at the heart of the College of Human Sciences‘ efforts to expand human potential and improve people’s lives will hold a ribbon cutting from 3 to 5 p.m. April 24 in the courtyard of Lagomarcino Hall.

Trendy clothes for cycling, swimming in this year’s Iowa State University fashion show

Iowa State student Kenneth Odoom models clothing designed by Mia Pierson for men who commute to work on their bikes. The garments will be entered in this year\'s ISU Fashion Show. Photo by Lynn Campbell.

Unique entries in The Fashion Show at Iowa State University this year include clothes especially designed for men who bike to work, and swimwear for full-figured women.

Motivating children for a lifetime of learning

Tasia Becker, a graduate of Iowa State\'s early childhood education program, impacts students at the beginning of their learning careers. Photo by Blake Lanser.

In a school room near one of the few four-way stops in Slater, a group of beaming first graders gathers around teacher Tasia Becker for the day’s lesson about coins. She asks the students to describe a quarter and hands shoot up, fingers wriggling.

Becker loves engaging with students at such a young age when school is an exciting, new experience. She wants her students to maintain that excitement throughout their learning careers.

Forty-year Iowa State martial arts instructor receives national honor

Grandmaster Yong Chin Pak taught martial arts to over 35,000 students while instructing at ISU, and he\'s still close with many of them.

Yong Chin Pak, a martial arts grandmaster who taught judo, hapkido, and taekwondo classes at Iowa State University for four decades, will be inducted into the U.S. Taekwondo Grandmaster Society’s hall of fame this April in Los Angeles.

March: The calm before the storm for the ISU Fashion Show

Senior Fit Night brought models and designers together to prepare for this year\'s Fashion Show at Iowa State University. Photos by Blake Lanser.

This year’s fashion show at Iowa State University will feature a new type of scholarship, new categories of competition, and a “pop-up shop” that’s part of the latest craze in retail.

Dietetics internship expands to new international locations

Iowa State University’s international dietetics internship program is the largest of its kind in the nation. It’s also the only such program geared toward improving nutrition in underserved communities, like this one in India. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University’s dietetics internship program will expand its international reach to as many as four additional countries around the globe, including an opportunity to improve community nutrition in Dharwad, India.

Marriage more likely to end in divorce when wives get sick, according to ISU study

Amelia Karraker studies how different factors impact well-being later in life. Her latest study looks at illness and divorce. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Countless couples have recited the words, ‘in sickness and in health’ on their wedding day with the intention of honoring those vows. But as it turns out, that may be easier said than done.

A new Iowa State University study analyzed the divorce rate for couples in which either spouse was diagnosed with a serious illness. The study, published in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found a 6 percent higher probability of divorce for couples in which wives got sick compared to marriages in which wives remained healthy. However, a husband’s illness did not increase the risk for divorce.

Iowa State aims to fill gap in teaching of state history

Katy Swalwell, an assistant professor in the ISU School of Education, will this summer lead “Teaching and Learning Iowa History,” an innovative new course that aims to fill the current gap of teaching about Iowa history. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Iowa State University will this summer offer an innovative new course that aims to fill the current gap of teaching about Iowa history.

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