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Iowa State students fight food pantry stigma

College of Human Sciences students play key roles in Students Helping Our Peers, an organization that operates a food pantry on campus. Contributed photo.

Fear of judgment can prevent people from using resources such as food pantries, but an Iowa State University organization called Students Helping Our Peers is on a mission to fight the food pantry stigma.

College of Human Sciences builds on strong legacy

College of Human Sciences students put science into practice where people live, work, and learn. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Susan Maxwell credits her Iowa State University education with preparing her for a remarkably successful career.

Graduation events will celebrate student achievement

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend.

Human Development and Family Studies advances to study family health

Birdie Shirtcliff is one of three new faculty members hired by Iowa State in fall 2014 to focus on family health and well being. Shirtcliff examines stress in children by measuring levels of hormones in saliva. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Iowa State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies is expanding focus to include broad aspects of family health and well being.

Iowa State’s distance learning programs open doors to higher education

Iowa State’s family and consumer sciences distance learning program allows Cassie Gerst of Mount Pleasant to work and spend time with her family while she earns her master’s degree. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University’s online and distance learning programs are opening doors to higher education for a growing number of nontraditional students.

Partnership promotes good health with online lessons on fitness and nutrition

ISU students talk with Sally Shaver DuBois about their exercise routine for an assembly at United Community School.

A group of Iowa State University students is using technology to connect with students at United Community School and share lessons on everything from proper hand washing to fire prevention to physical fitness.

Kinesiology shifts to focus on lifelong health

Panteleimon Ekkekakis, an associate professor in kinesiology, said job prospects for kinesiology students are good because employers are hiring such professionals to motivate employees to be physically active. Photo by Blake Lanser.

The Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology has evolved from solely teaching physical education to leading advanced research and professional training focused on bettering lifelong health.

Technology changes teacher-student communication

Rey Junco (center) uses technology and social media to communicate with students both inside and out of the classroom. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Social media has dramatically changed the way students and teachers interact in and out of the classroom.

Anonymous donors establish endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Human Sciences

Pamela White has led the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences to new levels of enrollment, fundraising, and academic excellence. Thanks to an anonymous endowed gift, she is the inaugural holder of the Dean\'s Chair in the College of Human Sciences.

An anonymous gift to the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University will fund a new endowed Dean’s Chair. The gift will allow Pamela White, who will become the inaugural holder, unrestricted use of earnings toward the college’s priorities.

Learning communities promote academic and social support

Participation in learning communities by College of Human Sciences students has more than tripled over the past decade. Photo by Blake Lanser.

One of the greatest challenges facing new college students is building a network of peers and mentors for academic and social support. With the help of learning communities, a growing number of Iowa State University students are starting college with a solid support network from Day One.

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