Iowa State professor finds leisure running reduces mortality risk

D.C. Lee, an assistant professor in kinesiology, found running 5 to 10 minutes a day can reduce all-cause mortality rate by 30 percent and cardiovascular mortality rate by 45 percent.  Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

An Iowa State University professor has found running for 5 to 10 minutes a day can help people live longer.

ISU experts develop food safety campaign to keep older adults safe

Iowa State University researchers are targeting leafy greens in an effort to protect older adults from foodborne illnesses. Leafy greens are a common source of contamination in such outbreaks, according to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and older adults are often most susceptible to severe illness or death.

College of Human Sciences offers $800k in scholarships

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences and its departments have offered more than $800,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Click on an awarding department to view recipients. 

MacKay Hall remodeling ends, ribbon cutting scheduled

A ribbon cutting for the centerpiece of the MacKay Hall remodeling — the 214-seat Catherine J. MacKay Auditorium, built in 1926 and named after the longtime dean of home economics — will be held from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 9. The event will include self-guided tours, speakers, and refreshments. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

The dust and noise of the past 14 months will give way to shiny and bright, new and restored, state-of-the-art facilities when the remodeling of MacKay Hall on the Iowa State University campus wraps up this week.

Iowa State works to keep Iowans safe as interest in food preservation grows

Participants in Preserve the Taste of Summer learn how to safely pressure can green beans during a hands-on workshop in Council Bluffs. Contributed photo.

As the price of food rises and interest in sustainable agriculture grows, consumers are finding increasing value and convenience in preserving foods. Iowa State University is working to make sure that those participating in the recent trend are staying safe.  

Forker Building next to get a facelift

Phil Martin, professor and chair in kinesiology, discusses how the women\'s locker rooms will be turned into kinesiology laboratories during the $668,000 renovation. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Renovation to the Forker Building at Iowa State University will transform unused locker rooms in the 1940 building into more functional space to meet the needs of today’s kinesiology students and faculty.

Iowa State professor aids Army with backpack injury research

Tim Derrick, a professor in kinesiology, teamed up with the biomechanics team at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine to investigate the effect of backpack weight on the body. Contributed photo.

An Iowa State University professor and the biomechanics team at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine are investigating the effect of backpack weight on the body, with the goal of preventing future injuries.

Iowa State team takes ice cream bar to national food product competition

Oodlebar, a snack created by six Iowa State food science and human nutrition students, is one of three finalists in the Dairy Research Institute New Product Contest. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Iowa State University students have found a way to make dessert a little healthier through the creation of a delicious high-protein, reduced-fat treat called Oodlebar. 

Iowa State places second in national food product competition

Flight Bites, a snack created by five Iowa State food science and human nutrition students, placed second at a national competition hosted by Disney Consumer Products and the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Five Iowa State University students combined their creative ideas with the magic of Disney to create a new snack for children.

Iowa State alumna follows dream to career at Nike

Elizabeth Brock, a 2010 graduate in kinesiology and health, started working at her dream company, Nike, earlier this month.

Elizabeth Brock of Onalaska, Wis. came to Iowa State University in 2006 with one goal in mind — to one day work for Nike.

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