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Exhibit celebrates Textiles and Clothing Museum’s 10th anniversary

Iowa State’s Textiles and Clothing Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special exhibit featuring objects selected by faculty and staff. Bob Bosselman selected a navy-and-yellow houndstooth, double-breasted Versace suit. Photos by Ryan Riley.

An upcoming exhibit at Iowa State University’s Textiles and Clothing Museum combines history with fun as a way to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary.

Study suggests gym membership to improve health, exercise

New Iowa State research shows that people with a health club membership exercise more.

If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of Iowa State University researchers.

ExerCYse is Medicine provides high-impact service learning experiences

Amy Coenen, a senior in kinesiology and health, plays ball with a young boy in the Forker gym during an ExerCYse Time event. The events provide indoor play during cold months. Photo by Ryan Riley.

An Iowa State University program is giving Cyclones ample opportunities for service learning — and making a big impact on healthful habits.

ExerCYse is Medicine, a kinesiology outreach program and recognized student organization, encourages regular physical activity and promotes its health benefits. The program is officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Human sciences students call work with Dance Marathon “life-changing”

Madie Conley and Haley Morris, both seniors in elementary education, are directors of recruitment and dancer relations for this year’s Iowa State Dance Marathon. Contributed photos.

College of Human Sciences students are taking their passion for helping people to make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Iowa State Dance Marathon, the largest student philanthropy organization on campus that raises funds and awareness for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, will hold two 12-hour celebrations of life supporting more than 80 families across Iowa this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21, in the Great Hall of Memorial Union.

Many of the 130 committee members for this year’s event are students in the College of Human Sciences. They include six of the 16 members of the Dance Marathon’s executive team, and 20 of the event’s 40 “morale captains.”

Iowa State to launch new effort to mentor underrepresented students in toxicology

Faith Gaye, an ISU junior in kinesiology and health, will take part in a semester-long program aimed at encouraging undergraduates from underrepresented populations to pursue careers in toxicology. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

A new effort led by an Iowa State University veterinarian will kick off this semester to mentor undergraduate students from underrepresented populations with an interest in toxicology.

Field experiences run gamut from Disney parks to Des Moines hotels

Jon Bond, a 2014 graduate in hospitality management, serves as general manager of the Urbandale Hampton Inn and Suites. He credits his college student experiences with launching his dreams. Photo by Ryan Riley.

These days, Iowa Staters are known for chasing a light-toned, leucistic squirrel around campus. But for Jon Bond, a 2014 graduate in hospitality management, the Iowa State experience included following a famous mouse.

Iowa State shines at international gathering of science teacher educators

School of Education professors Michael Clough and Joanne Olson will receive the national Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers award at the Association for Science Teacher Education international conference in Des Moines. The conference is co-chaired by Olson. File photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Iowa State University will showcase its expertise and leadership in science teacher education at a gathering this week of 500 science teacher educators from across the nation and world.

The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) will hold its 2017 international conference, Jan. 12 to 14 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. It’s a chance for those who prepare science teachers — from colleges both big and small — to network, present scholarly papers and posters, and attend professional development workshops aimed at informing their work and improving the preparation of science teachers.

Three human sciences women featured in 2017 calendar

Ann Gansemer-Topf in the School of Education (left), Margaret Van Ginkel in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach (center), and Britney Williams in kinesiology and health (right) are among 12 women featured in this year’s Women Impacting ISU calendar. Photos by Catt Center.

Three women in human sciences are being recognized for making a difference at Iowa State University.

Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education; Margaret Van Ginkel, a hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance; and Britney Williams, a senior in kinesiology and health; are among 12 women featured in the 2017 Women Impacting ISU calendar.

Culinary Science Club founder blazes trail

Sarah Brekke, a 2011 Iowa State graduate in culinary food science, founded the ISU Culinary Science Club and led the group as its first president. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Sarah Brekke did more than choose her adventure at Iowa State — she blazed a new trail. While taking part in the Food Science Club, she decided that students in the culinary food science major needed a club, too.

Iowa State provides rich training for career working with children

Callie Chambers, one of three 2016 Heddleson interns with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, today works as a primary teacher with 2-year-olds at the Vermeer Yellow Iron Academy in Pella. Contributed photo.

A summer internship with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach allowed Callie Chambers to take what she learned at Iowa State University and apply it out in the real world.

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