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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.

Free food, jewelry, entertainment drums up excitement for The Fashion Show

Models and designers in Iowa State\'s apparel, merchandising, and design program recently got together to prepare for The Fashion Show, which will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium. Photos by Wyeth Lynch.

The public is invited to enjoy free food and entertainment on campus next week as Iowa State University gets ready for The Fashion Show 2014, one of the largest student-produced and promoted fashion shows in the nation.

Belmond couple endows fashion show’s highest award

Lora and Russ Talbot attended The Fashion Show last year for the first time. They are now generous supporters, giving a $25,000 endowment to the Best in Show award. Contributed photo.

A $25,000 gift from a Belmond couple is ensuring a bright future for Iowa State University’s The Fashion Show 2014.

College of Human Sciences alumna chosen for CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge

Connie Sievers (center), a 1984 family and consumer sciences education and studies alumna, is one of six selected to participate in the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. Photo by Jeremy Freeman/CNN.

Connie Sievers is bettering herself through daily exercise and a healthy diet — and she’s doing it in a national spotlight.

Iowa State partnership helps address needs of an aging population

Iowa State students take notes about the elements they want to incorporate into design plans for the Northcrest expansion. Photo by Bob Elbert.

Safe and affordable housing is a critical issue as people live longer and decide to “age in place” or move to a senior community. Older adults want options to maintain their lifestyle, which is why a team of Iowa State University researchers is collaborating with Northcrest Community in Ames to address these needs and issues.

College of Human Sciences professors collaborate in preschool fitness study

Professors in kinesiology and human development and family studies are working together to integrate physical fitness into preschool. Spyridoula Vazou (above, left), an assistant professor in kinesiology, is the principal investigator of the research. Photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Iowa State University professors in kinesiology and human development and family studies are teaming up in an effort to boost physical fitness in preschool.

Soup consumption may help to manage weight

A study led by James Hollis, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, indicates that Americans who eat soup are less likely to be overweight. Photo of Thai Tom Yum soup by Rakratchada Torsap.

With the chill of autumn setting in and more Americans turning to a piping hot bowl of soup to fight off the cold, a new study led by an Iowa State University researcher raises the possibility that eating soup more frequently may reduce the likelihood of overeating.

Conference aims to improve outcomes for Latino students

Columbus Junction graduates of Juntos, a community-based Iowa State University Extension and Outreach education program that helps Latino parents and youth gain knowledge and access resources to prevent youth from dropping out of school, and to encourage youth and their parents to work together to gain access to college. Photo contributed by Mary Weinand.

Nearly 200 school administrators, teachers, and students from across Iowa will get together this month to strategize ways to improve the outcomes of Latino students in both high school and college.