Iowa State partnership to improve awareness and access to dementia services

Dementia is a difficult and complex diagnosis. Unlike cancer or heart disease, dementia is a terminal illness that often goes undiagnosed and is difficult to treat.

Appelgate uses research to prepare teachers

Mollie Appelgate, a new assistant professor in mathematics education, uses her research on teacher development to prepare current and future teachers. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

A School of Education professor is bringing her research to the classroom.

Fashion Show hits its stride in the past decade

The ISU Fashion Show was once held on the south steps of MacKay Hall and other smaller venues including MacKay Auditorium, Curtiss Hall, Fisher Theater and LeBaron Auditorium. This photo was taken in 1980. The show moved to Stephens Auditorium in 2005. Contributed photo.

What started decades ago as a small, informal gathering on the steps of MacKay Hall has grown into one of the largest, most prestigious student-run fashion shows in the nation that’s a source of pride for Iowa State University.

Students design scarves sold in book store

Students Abigail Jones and Kelsie Witt helped design and produce silk scarves that are sold in the Iowa State University Book Store. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Iowa State University students design, produce, and sell their own product for academic credit as part of an independent study course in apparel, merchandising, and design.

Willette researches impact of obesity on the brain

Auriel Willette is a new food science and human nutrition professor. His research is on obesity and its impacts on the brain\'s structure and function. Contributed Photo.

Auriel Willette is studying how obesity affects cognition.

PROSPER youth program gains momentum for nationwide expansion

The PROSPER program developed at Iowa State University reduces substance abuse and other behavioral problems among youth. PROSPER is gaining momentum on a national scale. iStock photo.

After 24 years of research, an Iowa State based youth program for healthy youth development is taking flight nationally as an innovative and effective system for creating positive societal change.

Lab school takes a sharper focus on early childhood education

Children have been educated at Iowa State University’s Child Development Laboratory School since its inception in 1924. College students in early childhood education practice their profession in the school. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Nearly a century after opening its doors, Iowa State University’s Child Development Laboratory School has become a nationally accredited model of early childhood education that prepares students to be teachers, administrators, and child and family specialists.

Iowa State examines solutions to Latino obesity, health care risk

Kim Greder, an associate professor in human development and family studies, published two policy briefs looking at Latino obesity and health care. Contributed photo.

First-generation Latino immigrant children in Iowa are at great risk for obesity.

Alum, ‘seasoned’ provost will direct Iowa State University School of Education

Marlene Strathe will lead the School of Education as its director, effective  Jan. 1. Strathe has served as vice president of academic affairs and provost at three universities. Contributed photo.

An Iowa State University alum who has led three other universities as vice president for academic affairs and provost will return to Ames to lead the School of Education.

Marlene Strathe will become the next director of the School of Education at Iowa State, effective Jan. 1.

ISU Diabetic Education Club holds campus walk

The ISU Diabetic Education Club — a newly formed student club at Iowa State University aimed at raising awareness about diabetes — will hold a Beat Diabetes Walk this Wednesday. Photo by Blake Lanser.

A newly formed student club at Iowa State University aimed at raising awareness about diabetes will hold its first event this week: an indoor, lunchtime walk on campus that’s free and open to the public.

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