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August 23, 2019

Donald Hackmann begins as Director of School of Education and inaugural Frances S. and Arthur L. Wallace Professor: On July 1 Donald Hackmann's appointments took effect. Both were awarded to him in January, with the professorship granted by the dean's chair of the college.
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For more information, contact Donald Hackmann in the School of Education at 515-294-2336 or dghack@iastate.edu.

Li-Shan Chou begins as professor and chair of kinesiology: Li-Shan Chou, former professor of biomechanics and department head of human physiology at the University of Oregon, began as professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University on July 1, 2019. In his research, Chou applies engineering and mechanical theories to enhance understanding of mechanisms that govern human locomotion and factors related to the increased incidence of falls in older adults and patients with movement disorders.
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For more information, contact Li-Shan Chou in kinesiology at 515-294-1425 or chou@iastate.edu.

Jennifer Margrett named interim associate dean for research and graduate education: Jennifer Margrett, a professor in human development and family studies at Iowa State University and director of the ISU interdepartmental gerontology program, has been named interim associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Human Sciences. The appointment is effective August 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. A search for a permanent associate dean will be launched in fall 2019.
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For more information, contact Jennifer Margrett in human development and family studies at 515-294-3028 or margrett@iastate.edu.

August 15, 2019

Duck-Chul Lee involved in research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Associate professor in kinesiology Duck-Chul (D.C.) Lee has been part of a research project that focused on how resistance exercise and building muscle strength can prevent Type 2 diabetes. The research findings were recently published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings journal.
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For more information, contact Duck-Chul Lee in kinesiology at 515 294 8042 or dclee@iastate.edu.

August 14, 2019

Jacob Meyer's research on exercise, endocannibinoids, and depression published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: Jacob Meyer, assistant professor in kinesiology, is part of a research team that published their findings in Medicine & Science in Sports & Medicine. Their research focused on how the body's endocannibinoids can alleviate symptoms of depression through exercise.
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For more information, contact Jacob Meyer in kinesiology at 515-294-1386 or jdmeyer3@iastate.edu.

August 8, 2019

David Brown shares tips for coping with the aftermath of mass shootings: Remember that it is common to have a range of emotions after a traumatic incident. Reports on mass shootings have been prominent in the media recently, and these events cause distress for many. Human Sciences Extension and Outreach specialist David Brown offers tips for coping with potential reactions caused by shootings. More».
For more information, contact David Brown in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-294-1505 or dnbrown@iastate.edu.

July 18, 2019

Sara Nelson named 4-H STEM program specialist for Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program: Sara Nelson started the role of 4-H STEM program specialist for the Iowa 4-H program on July 17. Nelson, who holds a doctorate in education from Iowa State, will use her expertise to oversee the development of STEM literacy outreach and product development for K-12 youth.
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For more information, contact Sara Nelson in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-294-7021 or sdnelson@iastate.edu.

June 7, 2019

HDFS Associate Professor Tera Jordan's article published by The Conversation: Tera Jordan wrote an article about the decreasing U.S. divorce rate that was published by The Conversation on June 4. According to Jordan, the driving factor behind this phenomenon is adults under 45 and how society views marriage and divorce today. She references her own research as well as other studies.
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For more information, contact Tera Jordan in human development and family studies at 515-294-9804 or trh@iastate.edu.

May 28, 2019

Surface Design Association story examines Ruth E. Carter's visit to Iowa State University: A story published on May 27 by the Surface Design Association describes the impact of Ruth E. Carter's visit to Iowa State for students, faculty and staff. Carter, the Academy Award winning costume designer for Marvel's Black Panther movie, visited the College of Human Sciences and the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management as part of the Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair lecture series, October 9.
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For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7474 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

May 21, 2019

School of Education professors honored with Faculty-Staff Inspiration Awards for providing exceptional service and support to students:University Professor Emerita Barbara Licklider and Associate Professor Connie Hargrave both faculty members in the School of Education, have dedicated their careers to inspiring others through teaching and advocating for student success. They were presented with Faculty-Staff Inspiration Awards from the Iowa State University Alumni Association, May 17 at the ISU Alumni Center.
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For more information, contact Katie Lickteig at 515-294-1955 or kbruxvoo@iastate.edu.

May 14, 2019

An archived live stream video of the convocation ceremony can be found on the College of Human Sciences Youtube page.
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April 26, 2019

ISU 4U Promise students wrap up first year on campus: As youngsters they attended King and Moulton schools in Des Moines, where the ISU 4U Promise program promotes college-going to students and their families. Fastforward to today and these young adults are completing their first year of college at Iowa State. They continue to touch base with each other as part of the ISU 4U Promise learning community at Iowa State while also branching out to pursue their individual interests.
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For more information, contact Jen Leptien at Iowa State University at 515-294-1948 or jenl@iastate.edu.

April 16, 2019

Organize personal, financial records to find information when needed: Joyce Lash, a family finance specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Extension and Outreach, provides advice for ensuring your recordkeeping system can survice a flood, fire, or tornado. More».
For more information, contact Joyce Lash in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 614-464-5003 or lash@iastate.edu.

Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips for parents to help ensure their young children grow into independent adults, in an April 10 news release.
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For more information, contact Bara Dunn Swanson in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 563-886-6157 or bdswanso@iastate.edu.

April 11, 2019

Workday is a one-stop shop for data reports: The patchwork of systems many are using to compile data-driven reports will be a thing of the past when Workday goes live July 1. The cloud-based platform will have the information in one place and offer powerful reporting options for finance, payroll and human resources data. More».
For more information, contact Jenn Plagman-Galvin in the College of Human Sciences at jpgalvin@iastate.edu.

April 1, 2019

Spend Smart, Eat Smart app and video help consumers understand unit prices: Which bag of carrots is the better buy: baby carrots or full size? A one-pound bag or two? The Spend Smart, Eat Smart app includes a unit price calculator and unit price video that helps users calculate unit prices of items and get the best deals for their families. More».
For more information, contact Jody Gatewood in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-294-4691 or jodyg@iastate.edu.

February 22, 2019

ISU 4U promise second graders share thoughts about stereotypes and self-image in "Just because I'm ..." video: Out of the mouths of babes. Second grade students at Moulton Elementary School in Des Moines recently reflected on their self-image in a class exercise. The results offer insight into their deep inner thoughts — and serve up a lesson for people of all ages. The ISU 4U Promise partnership is creating new pathways to college for students at King and Moulton elementary schools. Watch the video.
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For more information, contact Shari Miller in the School of Education at 515-294-4144 or smiller3@iastate.edu.

February 19, 2019

Project SEARCH continues to expand from College of Human Sciences to sites across campus: Project Search, a program that began in the College of Human Sciences in 2016 is now providing work experiences for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at 15 sites throughout Iowa State University.
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For more information, contact Linda Lind in the School of Education at 515-294-2657 or lslind@iastate.edu.

February 8, 2019

Assistant professor Jeanne Dyches featured in Futurity article on the implications of teaching classic literature in high schools: Jeanne Dyches, assistant professor in the School of Education, was featured in a Jan. 30 Futurity article on teaching classic literature to high schools students and bringing marginalized voices into the conversation. More».
For more information, contact Jeanne Dyches in the School of Education at 294-9764 or jdyches@iastate.edu.

Event management alumna Emory Telios produces gelato, sorbet in new ISU Dining creamery: Emory Telios is a 2015 graduate of the event management program and currently works as assistant manager of ISU Dining's new creamery, where she produces fresh gelato and sorbet flavors for The Hub.
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For more information, contact Erin Rosacker at 294-8870 or edavison@iastate.edu.

February 6, 2019

A College of Human Sciences alumna has translated her love of the Beatles into a one-credit seminar course within the Iowa State University Honors Program. The Beatles are loved by Iowa State's learning communities program director Jennifer Leptien (BS child, adult, and family services 2002; MFS family and consumer sciences 2005; PhD human adult and family studies 2012) and Jason Chrystal, an academic adviser in political science. Together they lead students on an eight-week study of the Fab Four and a spring break trip to London and Liverpool to walk in their footsteps.
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For more information, contact Jennifer Leptien at Iowa State University at 515-294-1948 or jenl@iastate.edu.

February 1, 2019

Iowa State alumna Katie Davidson named dean of student services at Southwestern Community College in Creston: Davidson has served as the director of The International Center at the University of North Dakota since 2016. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in higher education administration in 2017, her Master of Business Administration in international business in 2010 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 2005, all from Iowa State. Davidson also served as the coordinator of international study programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State for eight years. More».
For more information, contact Southwestern Community College - Creston Campus in Other at 641-782-7081.

January 22, 2019

Iowa State fashion merchandising student wins life-changing award: It will be difficult for Jennifer Junker to ever top her 22nd birthday. On that day earlier this month, the Iowa State University senior in apparel, merchandising and design won the prestigious $35,000 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund case study competition with her plan to expand a fashion company to a global market.
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For more information, contact Jennifer Junker in apparel, events, and hospitality management at jmjunker@iastate.edu.

January 15, 2019

Relationship education available for farm couples: The stress of farming can strain a couple’s relationship, but the relationship doesn’t have to break, says David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. ISU Extension and Outreach offers a variety of relationship education opportunities
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For more information, contact David Brown in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-286-2138 or dnbrown@iastate.edu.

January 8, 2019

Associate professor promotes inclusion, empowers middle school students of color: Food science and human nutrition associate professor Angela Shaw's mentoring doesn't stop with college students. She also empowers middle school students of color.
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For more information, contact Angela Shaw in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-0868 or angelaml@iastate.edu.

December 14, 2018

Iowa State awarded grant from USDA to continue hosting Regional Center for Food Safety: Iowa State has received an $800,000 grant to continue hosting the North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension and Technical assistant to help fruit and vegetable growers comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. Angela Shaw, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, is leading education efforts for the center, which was established in 2016 after Iowa State was awarded a $1.1 million grant to start it. More».
For more information, contact Angela Shaw in food science and human nutrition at 294-0868 or angelaml@iastate.edu.

December 13, 2018

Staff invited to explore specialist jobs at January 8 event: Employees interested in learning more about specialist positions in finance and human resources should mark their calendars for a job showcase from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., January 8, in the Memorial Union. Participants can drop in as their schedules allow during the daylong event, which is another step in a phased approach to improved service delivery. More».
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December 10, 2018

Associate professor Ann-Gansemer Topf named one of first CELT faculty fellows: Ann Gansemer-Topf, an associate professor in the School of Education has been named the inaugural faculty fellow for the scholarship of teaching and learning, in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. As part of the two-year, 30-percent appointment that begins January 1, 2019, Gansemer-Topf will lead the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Scholars program and develop resources for departments to use for program evaluation.
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For more information, contact Ann Gansemer-Topf in the School of Education at 515-294-7635 or anngt@iastate.edu.

December 6, 2018

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach publishes workbook with tips for saving money, meeting goals: An article from Human Sciences Extension and Outreach News highlighted the "Plan to Stay Ahead" workbook, which outlines a "step by step method to help you plan for spending and saving," said Mary Weinand, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. More».
For more information, contact Mary Weinand in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 319-931-5087 or mweinand@iastate.edu.

What are you using that's moving to Workday? An article in Inside Iowa State describes a comprehensive, sortable list on the WorkCyte website that shows future Workday functions currently done in systems accessed through AccessPlus and ADIN. More».
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December 5, 2018

Ames Public Library hosts Black Lives Matter exhibition: The Iowa State Daily ran a story about an exhibit, "Black Lives Matter: Fashion, Liberation and the Fight for Freedom," that's on display at the Ames Public Library through December 12. The exhibit is based on studies done by students working with their faculty adviser, Kelly Reddy-Best, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management who studies identity, dress, and society. The Daily story was published on December 5. More».
For more information, contact Kelly Reddy-Best in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9919 or klrb@iastate.edu.

December 3, 2018

Iowa State Daily features senior in kinesiology and health in story about fitness classes: Muriel Hyndman, a senior in kinesiology and health, was featured in a recent story in the Iowa State Daily about fitness classes available at Iowa State. In the story, Muriel talked about the range of instructors for each fitness class and finding an instructor that is right for you. More».
For more information, contact Julia Meehan in Other at julia.meehan@iowastatedaily.com.

November 27, 2018

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much: A study by DC (Duck-chul) Lee, associate professor of kinesiology, found that weightlifting may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke.
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Event management students receive three of ten nationwide scholarships from Professional Convention Management Association: Three Iowa State University College of Human Sciences event management students each received a $2,ooo scholarship from the Professional Convention Management Association based off their academic record, experience working on business events strategy, and involvement in the industry. More».
For more information, contact the Professional Convention Management Association at 877-827-7262.

Doctorate of Education program to start fall 2019: The Iowa Board of Regents has approved the Doctorate of Education program at Iowa State University School of Education to start in August 2019.
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November 6, 2018

Iowa 4-H releases STEM-Lit to Go! kits across state: School of Education postdoctoral research associate Sara Nelson contributed curriculum and materials for a new Iowa 4-H program designed to help children in kindergarten through third grade develop literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Nelson also helped prepare volunteers and educators to deliver the program, at the Iowa 4-H YouthFest professional development conference last week. More».
For more information, contact Sara Nelson in the School of Education at sdnelson@iastate.edu.

October 26, 2018

Inside Iowa State reports accessibility improvements on campus are stacking up: Iowa State has been working to upgrade campus facilities and technology to make them more accessible to people with disabilities. An Inside Iowa State story from Oct. 25 highlighted the recent Parks Library bathroom renovation and other projects, including tripling wheelchair space in Stephens Auditorium, creating online tools to report access barriers, and hiring personnel to specifically work on accessibility initiatives. More».
For more information, contact Dave Roepke at Iowa State University at 294-4845 or dcroepke@iastate.edu.

October 10, 2018

Iowa State Daily profiles Urban Ecosystems project: In a recent article, the Iowa State Daily profiled the Urban Ecosystems project, and how it gives students in the School of Education an opportunity to improve the science education of students in Des Moines schools. The Daily spoke to Jayde Gartner, senior in elementary education, about what the program means to her and her future as an educator. More».
For more information, contact Laurel Glynn in Other at laurel.glynn@iowastatedaily.com.

October 9, 2018

Iowa State Daily previews Ruth E. Carter lecture: In a recent article, the Iowa State Daily previewed Ruth E. Carter's lecture, "A Hollywood Career in Costume Design," and spoke with AESHM department chair Eulanda Sanders about the significance of bringing the "Black Panther" costume designer to Iowa State.
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For more information, contact Olivia Hanson at olivia.hanson@iowastatedaily.com.

October 8, 2018

Iowa State Daily highlights Human Sciences Week: In a recent article, The Iowa State Daily interviewed Human Sciences Week Co-chairs Ryan True and Kayla Morehead to highlight the events happening during Human Sciences Week, which runs from October 8 to October 12. More».
For more information, contact Ryan True and Kayla Morehead in the College of Human Sciences at hsw@iastate.edu.

October 5, 2018

Iowa State AMD alumna gets featured in Vogue: Brittney Lynch, a 2012 AMD graduate, now works as a lead designer for RE/DONE. The company's Spring 2019 line was recently featured on vogue.com. More».
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October 2, 2018

"Powerful Tools for Caregivers" program from Iowa State Extension & Outreach assists caregivers of children with special needs: More than one in six Americans acts as a caregiver for a child with special needs, an adult-child family member, or elderly relative or friend. Iowa State Extension & Outreach's program "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" aims to give caregivers the tools to help balance their work and their roles as caregivers. More».
For more information, contact Kim Brantner in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 712-249-0258 or brantner@iastate.edu.

Norman Borlaug lecture will feature global child nutrition advocates: World Food Prize Laureates Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro are they’re bringing their story to Iowa State University for the annual Norman Borlaug lecture. ISU President Wendy Wintersteen will moderate the conversation, "Why Good Nutrition Should Be a Global Priority and How to Make It So," at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. This public event is free. More».
For more information, contact ISU Lectures at 515-294-9934..

October 1, 2018

Game-based course for K-12 educators demonstrates small changes to build financial security: A new course is being offered at locations across the state to prepare K-12 educators to develop students' financial literacy skills across all grade levels. Demonstrating that small changes can have the biggest impact on long-term financial planning, the course is offered by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. More».
For more information, contact Cynthia Fletcher in human development and family studies at 515-294-8521 or cynthia@iastate.edu.

September 21, 2018

"Pick a Better Snack" program teaches elementary school students about money management and healthy eating: Iowa State Extension and Outreach brought their "Pick a Better Snack" program to Morningside Elementary School in Sioux City on Wednesday, Sept. 19. A mini farmer's market was held at the school, and helped teach first grade students how to manage money and make healthy choices. More».
For more information, contact ISU Extension and Outreach in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 294-3086 or localfoods@iastate.edu.

Eating with your eyes: Virtual reality can alter taste: According to research published in the Journal of Food Science, people are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Scientists from Cornell University, along with Alden Riak, senior in food science, used virtual reality to show how people's perception of food can be altered by their surroundings in a research study published July 25, 2018. More».
For more information, contact Alden Riak in food science and human nutrition at 815-847-9483 or acriak@iastate.edu.

September 13, 2018

Closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail: Researchers from the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management have found that despite a changing retail environment, not all department and big box stores are destined for closure.
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For more information, contact Linda Niehm in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-1930 or niehmlin@iastate.edu.

September 6, 2018

Extension programs help child care workforce plan for financial well-being: Financial planning and quality child care go hand-in-hand in extension programs that aim to improve the financial literacy of both child care providers and the children they are caring for. It's important that well-qualified child care providers are able to make a living, said Sandra McKinnon, an extension specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. More».
For more information, contact Sandra McKinnon in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 712-336-7070 or sandram@iastate.edu.

Develop early literacy one step at a time: By starting early and making learning part of everyday activities, parents can help their children develop literacy skills long before they are old enough to go to school. Joy Rouse, an extension specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, shared tips for parents. More».
For more information, contact Joy Rouse in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-250-5984 or jmrouse@iastate.edu.

August 31, 2018

University professor of gerontology Peter Martin named Faculty Senate president: Peter Martin, University professor of gerontology, has been named Faculty Senate president. Some of his initiatives for the year include implementing new faculty policies, promoting diversity and inclusion, and continuing to integrate management systems like Canvas and Workday.
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For more information, contact Peter Martin at 294-5186 or pxmartin@iastate.edu.

July 31, 2018

Happenings on hiatus, resumes August 7: The last regular email issue of Happenings of the academic year went out May 15 and is on summer hiatus. Happenings emails will resume on August 7.
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-8175 or ccurtis@iastate.edu.

July 19, 2018

College of Human Sciences publishes the July HS Matters Online: See the latest national rankings that showcase the Iowa State University - College of Human Sciences​' stellar programs. Read about our new research. See where our students are interning this summer. And get more information about #IowaState #AmesRAGBRAI events as RAGBRAI rolls into town. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Meadows in administration at 515-294-3689 or lynnm@iastate.edu.

July 12, 2018

FSHN students present research posters at international meeting: Manreet Singh Bhullar, Leah Gilman, Stephanie Hice, Samuel Kiprotich, Jill Peery, and Emalie Thomas-Popo presented their research posters at the 2018 International Association for Food Protection's annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The students presented their research on topics ranging from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule to educational food safety tools for farmers' market vendors.
For more information, contact Ruth Litchfield in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9484 or litch@iastate.edu.

June 21, 2018

College of Human Sciences publishes June HS Matters Online: Catch up on the latest from the College of Human Sciences. Hundreds of students attend new student orientation, kinesiology names a new chair, students engage in hands-on experiences in STEM, and a food science professor announces plans to open a mico-creamery this fall. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Meadows in administration at 515-294-3689 or lynnm@iastate.edu.

June 20, 2018

School of Education hosts new Summer Institute: Sixty-eight teachers are taking part in the new Iowa State University - School of Education Summer Institute, which offers workshops for practicing educators to earn licensure renewal credit. The institute features five courses on digital storytelling, literacy, effective classroom and behavior management, meeting the Next Generation Science Standards with engaging and effective science lessons, and the New Iowa Social Studies Standards. Those below took part in a design challenge as part of their workshop. More».
For more information, contact Sara Nelson and Heidi Doellinger in the School of Education at 515-294-7021 or 515-294-6368 or sdnelson@iastate.edu or hldoell@iastate.edu.

June 15, 2018

ISU 4U Promise newsletter features 'Cyclone Class of 2029': The latest issue of the ISU 4U promise newsletter highlights a field trip by King and Moulton elementary fifth graders to the Iowa State campus, new high school graduates who are now eligible for ISU 4U Promise college tuition awards, and ISU President Wendy Wintersteen's visit in Des Moines with students and teachers at King. More».
For more information, contact Katherine Richard Bruna in the School of Education at 515-294-4144 or kbruna@iastate.edu.

June 11, 2018

Awareness of suicide risk important for all: Suicide, prominently in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities, is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. It is important to know warning signs and how to find assistance. See tips and resources for suicide prevention offered by human development and family studies and Human Sciences Extension professionals. More».
For more information, contact Malisa Rader in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-708-0622 or mrader@iastate.edu.

June 6, 2018

School of Education hosts 2018 STEM InCYte Camp: Fifty-eight students from King Elementary School and Moulton Elementary School are at Iowa State University this week attending a three-day STEM InCYte Camp. The incoming fifth- and sixth-graders are engaging in hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The first day's activities included geocaching and a fireworks activity where acids and bases combine to explode. More».
For more information, contact Christa Jackson or Mollie Appelgate in the School of Education at 515-294-4519 or 515-294-4329 or jacksonc@iastate.edu or mollie@iastate.edu.

June 5, 2018

FSHN kicks off 2018 Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Experience: The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition kicked off the 2018 Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Experience participants on June 4. 10 participating students from various colleges and universities across the United States took part in orientation and enjoyed lunch with their FSHN faculty mentors. The students will spend the next eight weeks conducting research alongside their faculty mentors, attending weekly lunch and learns, and participating in field trips to learn about various food production systems in the state. More».
For more information, contact at summercyclone@iastate.edu.

June 4, 2018

Finances of caregiving helps families with power of attorney, other issues: What happens when a loved one is unable to make his or her own medical decisions, but has not designated power of attorney for health care? Without power of attorney, no one can legally speak for that person and carry out his or her wishes. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “The Finances of Caregiving” to help families with power of attorney and other issues related to providing care for a loved one. More».
For more information, contact Brenda Schmitt in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 641-512-0650 or schmitt@iastate.edu.

Look outside the classroom for summer learning: Parents will not find the “summer slide” at their kids’ local playground in June, July and August. However, teachers often have to deal with it when their students return to the classroom next fall, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. However, summer vacation does not have to be a learning wasteland. More».
For more information, contact Dawn Dunnegan in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 319-385-8126 or dunnegan@iastate.edu.

May 31, 2018

FSHN graduate student a part of winning team at worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge: Samuel Kiprotich, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition, was a part of the winning Iowa State team at the worldwide 2018 Food Solutions Challenge. Kiprotich, along with team members Emmanuel Nsamba and Mike Sserunjogi, received $5,000 for their idea to improve the shelf life of cassava, a staple food in Africa that can rot within three days of harvest.
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For more information, contact Samuel Kiprotich in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-3011 or ksamuel@iastate.edu.

Backpack STEM kits to be available in northwest Iowa public libraries: New backpack STEM kits put together by School of Education assistant professor Connie Beecher and postdoctoral research associate Sara Nelson will soon be available in northwest Iowa public libraries. They contain hands-on activities aimed at teaching young children more about science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and literacy. Beginning in June, 24 of these backpack STEM kits containing cool items such as Bee-Bots, robot mice, Slinkies, and microscopes will be available for families to check out at public libraries in Hull, Sanborn, George, Sibley, Milford, Everly. Students produced similar kits this spring for the Ames Public Library. More».
For more information, contact Constance Beecher and Sara Nelson in the School of Education at 515-294-4512 or 515-294-7021 or cbeehcer@iastate.edu or sdnelson@iastate.edu.

May 29, 2018

College of Human Sciences publishes May edition of HS Matters Online: In the May HS Matters Online: See where our students are studying abroad this month. Read about our latest rankings, research, and outreach. And watch videos featuring our latest award recipients, program participants, student teachers, and more. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Meadows in administration at 515-294-3689 or lynnm@iastate.edu.

May 24, 2018

Research to Be Shared on Strengthening Relationships in the African-American Community: Tera Jordan, an associate professor in human development and family studies, is the principal investigator for a study aimed at strengthening relationships in the county’s African-American community and improving connections between the community and ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences programs. Those interested in learning about the project, results and recommendations are invited to a community presentation and reception on Monday, June 11, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the George Washington Carver Academy, 1505 Logan Avenue, Waterloo. More».
For more information, contact Tera Jordan in human development and family studies at 515-294-9804 or trh@iastate.edu.

May 10, 2018

Inside Iowa State features Angela Shaw's Passion Academy: Angela Shaw, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, was featured in Inside Iowa State for the Passion Academy. She founded the academy to help students of color grasp the challenges they face in a largely white school.
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For more information, contact Angela Shaw in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-0868 or angelaml@iastate.edu.

May 8, 2018

Students showcase new food products developed this spring: Students in FSHN 412: Food Product Development were busy developing new food products this spring. Last week, Iowa State students, faculty, and staff had a chance to sample the food products the students created. More».
For more information, contact Mickie Deaton in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-4465 or mjdeaton@iastate.edu.

Eight food science students inducted into Phi Tau Sigma Honorary Society: Congratulations to the newest members of the Phi Tau Sigma Honorary Society! This organization recognizes food science and technology students and professionals for their achievements. New members include: Alyssa Tainter, senior in food science; Angela Arensmeier, senior in food science; Leah Gilman, graduate student in food science and human nutrition; Nicole Gaudino, graduate student in food science and human nutrition; Rebecca Nellis, senior in food science; Timothy Lott, senior in food science; Xiaoqing Zhuang, senior in food science; Zifan Wan, graduate student in food science and human nutrition. More».
For more information, contact Shannon Coleman in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9011 or scoleman@iastate.edu.

May 7, 2018

Video features School of Education graduates reflecting on student teaching experience and what motivates them: In case you missed it, here is the video that played at the Educator Preparation Cording Ceremony on May 4. Hear from some of the graduates on their student teaching experience and what motivates them.
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For more information, contact Heidi Doellinger in the School of Education at 515-294-6368 or hldoell@iastate.edu.

May 4, 2018

ISU Recreation Services features seven College of Human Sciences graduating seniors who were group fitness instructors: In the week leading up to graduation, Iowa State University Recreation Services featured their graduating seniors who served as group fitness instructors. They included dietetics student Ashley Sammon and kinesiology and health students Taylor Boyle, Justin Wilder, Kiley Spooth, Genny Hepworth, Andrea Garcia Ferre, and Carlee Cutler, the legacy award winner for 2018. More».
For more information, contact ISU Recreation Services at 515-294-4980.

May 1, 2018

FSHN features graduating seniors: The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition this week featured graduating seniors Tessa Anderson, Morgan Bahl, Amber Baughman, Thadeus Beekman, Brett Brothers, Jade Gibson, Jared Diehl, Brannan Murphy, and Jacques Overdiep III. More».
For more information, contact Whitney Sager in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9166 or wjsager@iastate.edu.

April 30, 2018

College of Human Sciences publishes April HS Matters Online: Catch up with news about the College of Human Sciences as we wrap up the spring 2018 semester! See which graduating seniors are receiving special recognition. Get a recap of The Fashion Show 2018. And read more about the remodeled Forker Building, and a new master's degree for dietitians. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Meadows in administration at 515-294-3689 or lynnm@iastate.edu.

April 26, 2018

Trend Magazine publishes spring 2018 edition: Trend Magazine is a student-run publication focusing on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle for women and men in the Iowa State community. This edition of Trend Magazine includes topics on minimalism and muted colors as the new black. More».
For more information, contact Trend Magazine in apparel, events, and hospitality management at eic.trend@iastate.edu.

MacKay Auditorium among those to get tech: MacKay Auditorium (117 MacKay) is among the large classrooms on campus that will be getting tech upgrades. The university's computation advisory committee (CAC) awarded nearly $830,000 for upgrades to help instructors seamlessly connect with standardized, state-of-the-art classroom technology. Existing equipment will be removed. Upgrades will include laser projectors (no more burned-out bulbs), sound systems, universal controllers, Solstice wireless display sharing capabilities and universal connectors for laptops. The rooms also will be wired for audio/visual "classroom capture" equipment needed for online or recorded sessions. Most of the work is expected to happen over the summer. More».
For more information, contact David Popelka in information technology services at 515-294-7007 or dpopelka@iastate.edu.

April 19, 2018

Darlene Fratzke featured in ISU News Service article about planned communities: Darlene Fratzke, the College of Human Sciences' student recruitment director and an adjunct instructor of apparel, was featured in an ISU News Service article and photo about planned communities. In the article, Fratzke led a discussion about the Amana Colonies in Susan Yager's honors seminar, "A Good Place: Planned and Ideal Communities."
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For more information, contact Darlene Fratzke in administration at 515-294-0865 or dlfratzk@iastate.edu.

April 10, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach workshops feature strategies for financial well-being: Iowans can explore their sense of financial well-being during "What about Me? My Well-being," a workshop series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said human sciences specialist Jeannette Mukayisire. Elements of financial well-being include being able to pay day-to-day expenses now, being able to save money for unexpected expenses, being able to save money for vacation or other enjoyment, and being able to set and meet financial goals. More».
For more information, contact Jeannette Mukayisire or Laura Sternweis in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 319-882-4275 or 515-294-0775 or jeannet@iastate.edu or lsternwe@iastate.edu.

April 9, 2018

Office of Sustainability newsletter highlights The Fashion Show 2018, guest designer Patagonia: The Iowa State University Office of Sustainability highlighted The Fashion Show's partnership with Patagonia in their April newsletter. Patagonia's reputation as a sustainable and environmentally-conscious clothing company correlates with the theme of this year's show, "Resilience." More».
For more information, contact The Fashion Show producers at fs.producers@iastate.edu.

College of Human Sciences publishes HS Matters Magazine: The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences distributed the spring 2018 edition of HS Matters Magazine to 53,500 subscribers. This edition features research on how to maximize the nutritional benefits of vegetables, solutions for STEM learners with congenital blindness, and more. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Meadows in administration at 515 294-3689 or lynnm@iastate.edu.

April 3, 2018

Amanda Baker, Ann Gansemer-Topf, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Katy Swalwell awarded Miller Grants: Eight faculty teams will share $75,000 in grants next year to develop innovative approaches to undergraduate student learning, Inside Iowa State reported March 29. School of Education faculty members Amanda Baker, Ann Gansemer-Topf, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, and Katy Swalwell are members of project teams awarded Miller Grants. Baker's project, which received $15,000, involves promoting student engagement and productive group dynamics in team-based learning calculus courses. Gansemer-Topf is a collaborator on a project called, "Can automated writing evaluation enhance undergraduate writing? A cross-disciplinary, multicourse pilot of Grammarly" that received $13,000. She's also working on "Sketchnoting as a pedagogical tool in ecology," a project that received $14,148. Rodriguez and Swalwell received $10,751 for "Real talk: Engaging pre-service elementary social studies teachers in critical inquiry and conversations about race and immigration." More».
For more information, contact Marlene Strathe in the School of Education at 515-294-2336 or mstrathe@iastate.edu.

Trend Magazine publishes April online edition: Trend Magazine is a student-run publication focusing on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle for women and men in the Iowa State community. This month's edition of Trend Magazine includes topics ranging from Korean beauty products and the K Beauty skin care regime to athleisure wear, incorporating glitter, yoga to de-stress, and transitioning from winter to spring. More».
For more information, contact Trend Magazine in apparel, events, and hospitality management at eic.trend@iastate.edu.

April 2, 2018

ISU News Service features Jenna Petersen, Ben Dralle among 51 presenting at national conference: The ISU News Service on March 28 published a story featuring 51 Iowa State students selected to present their research April 4 to 7 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. This nearly quadruples the number chosen last year. Jenna Petersen, a senior in kinesiology and health, and Ben Dralle, a senior in nutritional science and genetics, are among those attending. More».
For more information, contact Ben Dralle and Jenna Petersen in the College of Human Sciences at btdralle@iastate.edu, jlynnp@iastate.edu.

March 29, 2018

College of Human Sciences publishes March HS Matters Online: In the March HS Matters Online: Come to celebrate renovation of the Forker Building. See how Iowa State students are working to help Main Street thrive. And read about our new RN-BSN nursing program, our latest research, and how our students are excelling. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Meadows in administration at 515-294-3689 or lynnm@iastate.edu.

March 27, 2018

Ben Dralle, Caeona Krivolavy among those presenting at Research in the Capitol: Two College of Human Sciences students are among 29 from Iowa State who will showcase their research at the 13th annual Research in the Capitol, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Benjamin Dralle of Osage, a senior in nutritional science and genetics, will present "Childhood Obesity Treatment in Iowa: Primary Care Providers' and Residents' Practices and Attitudes." Caeona Krivolavy of Milford, a senior in child, adult and family services, will present "Personal Perceptions of Destructive Leadership." Students from the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa will also present their research at the event. Sixty projects (20 from each Regent university) have been selected. The event is open to the public. More».
For more information, contact Svitlana Zbarska at 515-294-2064 or szbar@iastate.edu.

March 19, 2018

Trend Magazine publishes March online edition: Trend Magazine is a completely student-run publication focusing on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle for women and men in the Iowa State community. In this month's edition of Trend Magazine, readers can find sections on ways to wear denim, tips for spring cleaning, and men's fashion. More».
For more information, contact Trend Magazine in apparel, events, and hospitality management at eic.trend@iastate.edu.

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