Frustrated students resolve to celebrate achievements, pride


Students, alumni, members of the faculty and staff, and their families and friends were poignantly reminded how the actions of a few can impact the lives of an entire community last week, when Iowa State University President Leath suspended Veishea activities, following a Campustown disturbance.

Juntos encourages Latino families to consider college

Juntos: Together for a Better Education has reached more than 250 families in Iowa. The program aims to help Latino students pursue higher education. Contributed Photo.

Iowa State University is encouraging a growing number of Latino students to pursue higher education.  

Iowa State improves quality at Iowa child care centers

New Staff Orientation, an educational program available through Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, helps child care centers improve quality of instruction. File photo.

An educational program offered by Iowa State University is helping child care center staff and supervisors throughout the state succeed.

New Staff Orientation provides professional development to supervisors and directors, who then return to their child care centers to educate new early childhood teachers.

Iowa State provides assistance to growing number of family caregivers

Denise Nebbe (left) uses the skills taught in Powerful Tools for Caregivers as she helps care for her mother, Alice Thompson (right), who lives in a retirement community in Boone. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

People across Iowa are learning to thrive, not just survive, as they provide care to their loved ones who are chronically ill, aging, or have a disability.

ISU curriculum and instructional technology students lead K-12 student technology fair

Youngsters take a break from showing their projects to try out iPad applications at the Central Iowa Student Technology Fair, April 1, on the Iowa State University campus. Contributed photo.

Master’s students and working professionals Jamie Fath and Karl Hehr led the Iowa Technology Education Connection board in coordinating the Central Iowa Student Technology Fair, April 1.

Iowa State professor warns of caffeine, ephedra in energy drinks

Most energy drinks contain as much caffeine as five cups of coffee, but some teens think they are safe or some type of sports drink. Photo by Bob Elbert.

Look closely at the label of any energy drink and you will likely notice a key ingredient is missing. Despite the fact that many of these popular drinks contain as much as 500 mg of caffeine, you won’t find the amount listed on the can or bottle.

Iowa State expands support to doctoral students, sophomores, veterans

Kiearrah Williams, a freshman majoring in kinesiology and health, is a member of Connect Four, a group aimed at improving minority student retention by helping first-year students of color to connect and adjust to college. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University is expanding its efforts to ensure student success in the midst of growing enrollment.

Wedding gown collection wins top honor at Iowa State’s fashion show

Iowa State University senior Whitney Rorah won the Best in Show award Saturday at The Fashion Show 2014 for “Orlov Endue Bridal 2014,\" a collection of eight wedding dresses. Contributed photos.

A collection of eight elegant pink, white, salmon, and cream-colored wedding dresses designed by Iowa State University senior Whitney Rorah took the top honor Saturday at The Fashion Show 2014.

College of Human Sciences students offer Veishea 2014 activities

Treats such as cherry pies, games, and learning will intermingle at College of Human Sciences activities as part of Iowa State University\'s annual Veishea 2014 festivities, April 7-13. Contributed photo.

8srb-208-4webImportant April 9 update

Iowa State University President Steven Leath announced that the remainder of this year’s Veishea celebration is suspended, effective at 5 p.m., April 9.

Iowa State aids efforts to become the healthiest state

The Healthiest State Walk is one of numerous efforts extended by Iowa State University and the Healthiest State Initiative. Photo By Wyeth Lynch.

Iowa State University has teamed up with the Healthiest State Initiative on a number of efforts to make Iowa the healthiest state in America.

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