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Human Sciences Week to feature new dean, ways to help others

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will come together Sept. 26 to 30 for the second annual Human Sciences Week. Photo by Alisha Zika.

The Iowa State University community will this month have an opportunity to meet the new dean of the College of Human Sciences, learn about living a healthy lifestyle, enjoy cherry pies, and make shoes out of used jeans.

The College of Human Sciences will come together Sept. 26 to 30 for a week of food, fun, speakers, and philanthropic events during the second annual Human Sciences Week.

Fellowship to expand opportunities in entrepreneurship

Linda Niehm, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, plans to extend opportunities in entrepreneurship as the new Dean’s Faculty Fellow in the College of Human Sciences. Photo by Ryan Riley.

A prestigious College of Human Sciences fellowship will soon be used to develop entrepreneurship opportunities for both Iowa State University students and underserved populations in rural Iowa.

Linda Niehm, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, is the second faculty member named a Dean’s Faculty Fellow, an honor made possible by an anonymous gift to the College of Human Sciences.

4-H alums credit youth program with launching human sciences careers

Eulanda Sanders, Iowa State’s Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing, credits the 4-H Youth Program with launching her career in the fashion industry. Photo by Kent Davis.

As Iowa teens this week participate in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference at Iowa State University, they’ll pledge their heads to clearer thinking, their hearts to greater loyalty, their hands to larger service, and their health to better living, not only for themselves, but also their communities and beyond.

For a number of 4-H alumni, that commitment to head, heart, hands, and health led them to pursue a career in human sciences.

“4-H really set a foundation for my life,” said Eulanda Sanders, Iowa State’s Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing and the College of Human Sciences’ equity adviser. “It’s a fabulous organization. Often, when I have 4-H’ers in class, it’s evident. They possess attention for detail, good communication skills, inquisitiveness, and a willingness to take risks.”

Apps win top prizes at 2016 Entrepreneurship Showcase

Iowa State University students competed for cash prizes of up to $200 at the 13th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase. Photos by Ryan Riley.

Technology was the big winner at this year’s College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, with two of the top awards going to ideas for apps for mobile devices.

Establishing an iconic coffeehouse

A team of students in Iowa State University’s Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class this semester did national field research on what makes an iconic coffeehouse. Contributed photos.

What makes a coffeehouse iconic?

Five Iowa State University undergraduate students in Linda Niehm’s AESHM 474-574 Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class this semester reached out to coffeehouses across the nation in search for the answer.

They’ll be among 101 students presenting their findings from 39 projects at the 13th annual College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in the LeBaron Hall lobby with awards to follow in LeBaron Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

Event Management Club hopes to inspire students through first Collegiately Creative Conference

The Event Management Club will bring speakers to inspire students to entrepreneurship at the Collegiately Creative Conference April 16. Contributed photos. Photo collage by Ryan Riley.

The Iowa State University Event Management Club is on a mission to inspire and encourage creativity — and empower students’ entrepreneurial spirits — through its first Collegiately Creative Conference.

Raising Iowa’s cheese profile

Stephanie Clark, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, is leading several initiatives to promote Iowa cheeses, including co-chairing an international cheese conference. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Stephanie Clark is determined to make Iowa the next great cheesemaking state.

“We do have a number of really good cheesemakers around here, and I think it’s time we make people more aware of it,” she said.

Clark — an associate professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University who goes by the email “milkmade” — is one of the state’s premier leaders in promoting Iowa cheese. Her efforts were key in bringing an international cheese conference to Iowa, forming a new guild that connects the state’s dairy professionals, and co-founding a statewide dairy products showcase.

Iowa State apparel students create innovative new products for organizations

Iowa State apparel students Chelsea Blake (left) and Josie Saunders (right) developed a fashion-themed umbrella for the Textiles and Clothing Museum’s Mary Alice Gallery in Morrill Hall. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Jewelry, blankets, even wall art — new merchandise developed by Iowa State University students could be coming to a retailer near you.

Human Sciences Week celebrates college’s commitment to expand human potential, improve people’s lives

Human Sciences Week will from Oct. 12 to 16 celebrate the ISU College of Human Sciences\' unique, innovative, people-oriented programs and its rich traditions with food, dance, speakers, and philanthropic events. File photo.

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will come together to celebrate its unique, innovative, people-oriented programs and rich traditions with food, dance, speakers, and philanthropic events during the first annual Human Sciences Week, Oct. 12 to 16.

New faculty fellowship spotlights the success of online education at Iowa State

School of Education professor Ana-Paula Correia will bring her passion for outreach and community to her role as the first faculty fellow of Engineering-LAS Online Learning. Photo by Blake Lanser.

Iowa State University’s Engineering-LAS Online Learning system has named its first faculty fellow — Ana-Paula Correia, an associate professor from the School of Education whose research focuses on learning design.