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Strathe aims to make Iowa State the top pick for future educators

Marlene Strathe is the new director of the School of Education. She wants to make Iowa State the top pick for future educators. She said increasing diversity is key to moving forward. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Marlene Strathe wants the Iowa State University School of Education to be the top choice for students wanting to become teachers, and schools looking to recruit quality teachers.

Iowa State study finds singing helps people with Parkinson’s disease

Participants sing in an Iowa State University study to determine the activity\'s effects on speech and swallowing in persons with Parkinson’s disease. The study is led by Elizabeth Stegemöller in kinesiology. Contributed photo.

Research by an Iowa State University kinesiology professor shows that music therapy can help nearly 2 million Americans suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Study abroad programs expand Iowa State’s international reach

The College of Human Sciences offers study abroad options for students in all disciplines. Human development and family studies students visited South Korea to learn about family life. Contributed photo.

Growing participation in study abroad opportunities is helping Iowa State University expand its international reach.

ISU professor says Facebook not to blame for negative impact on grades

An Iowa State professor says helping college students balance social media use and schoolwork is better than disconnecting. File photo by Bob Elbert.

It may not come as a surprise that the more time college students, particularly freshmen, spend on Facebook, the more their grades suffer.

Students to get real-world experience through Financial Counseling Clinic

Students in financial counseling and planning apply what they learn in class and help their community members at the same time. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Students studying financial counseling and planning at Iowa State University will get an intensive hands-on education starting this semester, thanks to a change in focus at the Financial Counseling Clinic in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Nearly $2 million grant to aid Iowa State study tracking evolution of couples into later adulthood

More than 550 individuals and their families have participated in an Iowa State University study that looks at the emotional and genetic evolution of Iowa couples and families. Photo illustration, which does not depict one of the actual couples in the study, courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

A $1.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will allow Iowa State University to continue groundbreaking research about relationships spanning four decades and three generations.

Change Agent: D.C. Lee

D.C. Lee used to spend hours in the gym in his quest to become Mr. Korea. Today, he\'s still in the gym, but with a different goal. This is the latest entry in a series of articles telling the personal stories of Iowa State University faculty and scientists whose big ideas are changing the world for the better. Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Rows of high-tech treadmills and weight machines line the west end of the Exercise Clinic at Iowa State University. It may look like any other gym, but this is not your typical workout equipment.

College of Human Sciences offers new international programs in Chile, South Africa

College of Human Sciences students will travel to Chile and South Africa for two new study abroad programs. Students will perform service learning work including helping South Africans to set up small businesses. Contributed photo.

Two new study abroad opportunities offered by the College of Human Sciences will allow Iowa State University students to study in South Africa and Chile this summer.

Iowa State alum to be honored at White House this year as California Teacher of the Year

Maggie Mabery, who graduated from Iowa State in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, is the 2015 California Teacher of the Year. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University alumna Maggie Mabery is a California middle school science teacher who runs a paper-free class, uses an iPad daily, and isn’t afraid to say when she doesn’t know something.

Iowa State expands college opportunity through ISU 4U Promise

Iowa State President Steven Leath talks to students at Moulton Extended Learning Center after first announcing the partnership in 2013. File photo by Bob Elbert.

Iowa State University and the Des Moines Public Schools are working with families and neighborhood organizations to make college more accessible and affordable for students at King Elementary and Moulton Extended Learning Center.

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