College of Human Sciences

ISU alum will premiere and discuss her new documentary on campus March 27

vanessa-mcnealVanessa McNeal, a 2015 Iowa State alumna in child, adult, and family services, will on Monday, March 27 premier her third film on campus. ”The Voiceless” features stories of five men who have experienced sexual violence. The event comes in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

 

Changes to credit reports will benefit college students

credit-reports-editedJonathan Fox, director of Iowa State University’s Financial Counseling Clinic and Ruth Whipp Sherwin Endowed Professor, and other financial experts say many Iowa State students may benefit from changes to credit report criteria taking effect this summer.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

Human sciences students spend their spring break serving others

Iowa State students who worked last week with Harvest Farm in Wellington, Colorado were among 16 from the College of Human Sciences who spent their spring break doing service projects through Alternative Breaks. Contributed photos.

Sixteen College of Human Sciences students were among 59 from Iowa State University who spent their spring break doing service projects aimed at helping those in need.

Human Sciences students form campus clubs to increase Alzheimer’s disease awareness

Joe Webb and Hannah Chute, founders of Iowa State Alzheimer’s-related clubs, educate others about Alzheimer’s disease research and caregiver support. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. However, students within the College of Human Sciences are working to bring healing and hope to persons affected by Alzheimer’s, and to raise awareness for battling the disease.

The Fashion Show receives its largest endowment

Iowa State alumna Ana Hays McCracken (center) meets with Fashion Show producers (left to right) Emilee Meyer, Hannah Nation, Alex Johnson, and Maggie Anderson, who will be the first recipients of the Ana Hays McCracken Fashion Show Producers Scholarship. Photos by Ryan Riley.

A $100,000 gift from Ana Hays McCracken, a 1984 Iowa State University graduate in fashion merchandising, is the largest endowment received to date by The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.

The Ana Hays McCracken Fashion Show Producers Scholarship will provide monetary awards to each of The Fashion Show producers who lead one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation.

Peterson named to new professorship in early childhood development and education

Carla Peterson (third from left) joined Dean Laura Jolly, President Steven Leath, and Scott Armbrust during her Nancy Rygg Armbrust Professorship ceremony. Contributed Photo.

Carla Peterson, an associate dean of the College of Human Sciences and a professor in human development and family studies, will improve services to families across Iowa with the assistance provided through a new endowed professorship to her research.

The Nancy Rygg Armbrust Professorship in Early Childhood Development and Education is funded by a private gift from Nancy (’73 B.S., food science and human nutrition) and Scott (’75  D.V.M., veterinary medicine) Armbrust.

Service learning expands to making shorts for South African boys

Thla Sui, a freshman in apparel, merchandising, and design, makes a pair of shorts that will be donated to a boy in South Africa. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Iowa State University students in an introductory apparel construction class are using their newly learned skills to make shorts for boys in South Africa.

Career fair expands options for future educators

The third annual Teacher Education Career Fair will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 6 in the Iowa State Alumni Center. Photos by Ryan Riley.

Future teachers attending this year’s Teacher Education Career Fair at Iowa State University can visit with representatives of public school districts, charter schools, early childhood education providers, and organizations seeking summer employees.

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

Schools are taking a proactive approach to get students to move more and improve their eating habits. But it takes a team effort at both school and home to make a difference, said Greg Welk, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.

Doctoral student aims to improve accommodations in STEM education

School of Education doctoral student Ashley Nashleanas will explore how high school math teachers nationwide accommodate students with blindness and low vision when using graphics in their teaching. Photos by Ryan Riley.

Ashley Nashleanas didn’t have a model or rule book to follow while growing up blind in the small northwest Iowa town of Hinton. Braille helped her to read textbooks in school, but graphics in math and science lessons were often just — missing.