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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 is the newest faculty member in the Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management Program. 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.

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.