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College of Human Sciences offers new international programs in Chile, South Africa

College of Human Sciences students will travel to Chile and South Africa for two new study abroad programs. Students will perform service learning work including helping South Africans to set up small businesses. Contributed photo.

Two new study abroad opportunities offered by the College of Human Sciences will allow Iowa State University students to study in South Africa and Chile this summer.

Iowa State alum to be honored at White House this year as California Teacher of the Year

Maggie Mabery, who graduated from Iowa State in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, is the 2015 California Teacher of the Year. Contributed photo.

Iowa State University alumna Maggie Mabery is a California middle school science teacher who runs a paper-free class, uses an iPad daily, and isn’t afraid to say when she doesn’t know something.

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.

Perez brings expertise in college students developing their own voice

Rosemary Perez is a new assistant professor in the School of Education specializing in student affairs. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

College plays a key role in students’ growth into adults — developing their internal voice, managing external influences, and using internally defined beliefs and values to evaluate information rather than blindly following authority figures.

New assistant professor joins the growing event management program

Eric Olson, a new faculty member in the Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management Program, has more than a decade of experience with the Walt Disney Company. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Hotels, restaurants, and others in the hospitality industry often focus on how to create an outstanding customer experience. But Eric D. Olson is interested in when these experiences don’t go as well as planned.

Human Sciences students gain new international experiences

The Iowa State University School of Education established a new school experience in Cuenca, Ecuador that started this spring. Contributed photo.

New opportunities are opening up for College of Human Sciences students to travel abroad, to both learn and teach in countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Ecuador, China, and South Africa.

Two Iowa State professors to talk technology at Chicago symposium

Nicholas Thomas (right) and Eric Brown (left), both assistant professors in apparel, events, and hospitality management, are presenting at the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Central Federation Educational Symposium this Friday. They will discuss technology in the modern day classroom. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Two Iowa State University professors who are active on social media will engage hospitality management colleagues regionally and nationwide about using technology in the modern day classroom.

Iowa State wins with leather-like vest at National Sustainable Design Expo

Graduate students Rui Li and Armine Ghalachyan from apparel, merchandising, and design and Gauri Ramasubramanian from materials science and engineering represented Iowa State at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Iowa State University was one of seven winners among 40 teams competing this weekend at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.