AmeriCorps joins Iowa State in community efforts to protect children

Amanda McCurley and Emily Jansen, of the AmeriCorps Partnering to Protect Children initiative, work out of their office on Iowa State\'s campus. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Iowa State University is playing a key role in strengthening community partnerships to stop the abuse and neglect of children.

The university’s Child Welfare Research and Training Project recently acquired funding to provide AmeriCorps assistance to non-profit human service organizations working toward child protection. AmeriCorps members will help communities across Iowa build the capacity to address locally-identified gaps in human services for children and families.

Mayo Clinic doctor will discuss physical inactivity as disease in ISU lecture March 5

A Mayo Clinic physician-researcher who is a leading voice in the world of exercise physiology will speak at Iowa State University on Thursday, March 5.

Hands-on learning takes center stage at ProStart competition

An Iowa State culinary science student will return to the Iowa ProStart invitational to represent Iowa State’s culinary science program. Photo by Blake Lanser.

An Iowa State University student who previously won a premier high school culinary arts competition will return this year to help educate youth about career opportunities that lie ahead.

Iowa State student takes African fashion designs nationwide

An Iowa State student is launching her a business promoting her line of women’s clothing aimed at African women living in the United States. Illustration by Claire Kean.

Claire Kean is combining her talent in fashion design, love of travel, and personal connection with Africa to create a bold and colorful clothing line that’s gaining attention on the national runway.

Iowa State financial experts say now is the time to set a new savings goal

Starting a savings plan is really no different than starting a diet or new exercise routine; both require changing behaviors in order to be successful, say Iowa State University financial experts. The first step is setting a specific, attainable goal.

Design piracy focus of Iowa State professor’s lecture to air on C-SPAN

Sara Marcketti talks about attempts to control piracy in the fashion industry during her class lecture that will air on C-SPAN\'s American History TV.

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the world of fashion it can be costly.

Iowa State professor receives national honor in cancer prevention

Diane Birt, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in food science and human nutrition, was recently named a fellow by the American Society for Nutrition. Photo by Blake Lanser.

An Iowa State University researcher will receive top honors for her lifetime of nutrition and cancer prevention work.

College of Human Sciences dedicates $5.3 million to Forker renovations

Kinesiology professor Warren Franke points out an aisle in a Forker Building men’s locker room that is currently used for storage. Spaces like this will be put to more constructive use, Thanks to forthcoming renovations will give Forker Building . Photo by Blake Lanser.

A sweeping effort to improve campus spaces for the College of Human Sciences experienced a major success this month when the Iowa Board of Regents approved $5.3 million in renovations to the Forker Building. The board’s decision was unanimous.

Iowa State researchers urge rural states to prepare for aging

Social isolation is one problem facing older adults in rural areas, said Trudy Yoder, a resident at Green Hills Retirement Community in Ames. Yoder and her husband, Ralph, moved to Green Hills to have easier access to care and transportation. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Older adults living in rural states are at risk of lacking access to the resources they need, according to a new study led by Iowa State University.

National report: Human Sciences majors among the most meaningful

Iowa State freshman Tryston Crook is majoring in pre-athletic training because he wants to help athletes avoid injuries. While playing football and wrestling in Nashua-Plainfield High School, he suffered several injuries — from a sprained ankle to a torn quad and a dislocated shoulder. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Academic majors offered by the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences are considered among the most meaningful nationally, leading to jobs that make the world a better place. 

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