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November 6, 2017

School of Education's Carla McNelly wins Council of Anthropology of Education Presidential Fellowship: Carla McNelly, an ISU 4U Promise postdoctoral research associate, has been named a Council of Anthropology of Education Presidential Fellow. This fellowship is designed to give early-career scholars a mentoring boost toward tenure and/or professional success, and to cultivate the next generation of CAE leadership. McNelly is one of eight scholars to receive the title of CAE Presidential Fellow. McNelly's area of research encompasses the exploration and advancement of social equity. More».
For more information, contact Carla McNelly in the School of Education at 515-294-4144 or mcnelly@iastate.edu.

October 30, 2017

Britta Becker, Carlee Cutler, Casey Even, Elena Foster, Emily Ramm, Sydney Swanson named to 2017 Cardinal Court: Of the 11 students named to Iowa State University's 2017 Cardinal Court last week, six students are from the College of Human Sciences. Britta Becker, senior in family and consumer sciences education and studies; Carlee Cutler, senior in kinesiology and health; Casey Even, Elena Foster, and Emily Ramm, seniors in elementary education; and Sydney Swanson, senior in child, adult, and family services, were all recognized at the homecoming pep rally on Oct. 27, 2017. More».
For more information, contact Alysssa Klahsen or Carlye Marshall, Cardinal Court Coordinators at aklahsen@iastate.edu; carlyem@iastate.edu..

College of Human Sciences announces 2017-18 peer mentors: The College of Human Sciences has announced the 2017-18 class of peer mentors. Peer mentors help new students in their learning communities succeed by introducing them to campus resources and opportunities, helping them build relationships, modeling successful behavior, serving as a sounding board, and coordinating social and learning activities. More».
For more information, contact Sarah Wilson at 515-294-8238 or slwilson@iastate.edu.

October 25, 2017

Iowa State students Jennifer Junker, Katie Dukes named semi-finalists in NRF Student Challenge Competition: Jennifer Junker, junior in apparel, merchandising, and design, and Katie Dukes, senior in event management, have been named semi-finalists in the 2017-18 National Retail Federation Student Challenge Competition. Of the 24 teams that participated, Junker's and Duke's submission is one of 8 that have advanced to semi-finals. Their submission, which focused on their idea for how to bring a specific story theme to life, will represent Iowa State University in January at "Retail's Big Show" in New York City. More».
For more information, contact Jennifer Junker or Katie Dukes in apparel, events, and hospitality management at jmjunker@iastate.edu; kldukes@iastate.edu.

October 19, 2017

Human Development and Family Studies graduate student Hardeep Obhi awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship: Hardeep Obhi, a graduate student in human development and family studies, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship. Obhi will receive funding for her project entitled "Biopsychosocial Reserves and Dementia: Identifying Life-span Protective Factors" in part by this fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. More».
For more information, contact Hardeep Obhi in human development and family studies at hkobhi@iastate.edu.

October 6, 2017

Shaohua "Linda" Pei receives Stuart D.B. Picken Memorial Grant and Full Scholarship from International Academic Forum: Shaohua "Linda" Pei, a doctoral student in the School of Education at Iowa State University, received the Stuart D.B. Picken Memorial Grant and Full Scholarship from the International Academic Forum. IAFOR is a research organization that encourages interdisciplinary discussion and intercultural awareness through educational exchange and research. The Stuart D.B. Picken Memorial Grant and Full Scholarship will support her attendance at the IAFOR International Conference on Education at Honolulu, Hawaii, in January 2018. Pei currently researches microaggressions specific to Asians and Asian-Americans. More».
For more information, contact Shaohua in the School of Education at lindapei@iastate.edu.

October 5, 2017

Justin Wilder, Christine Henke-Stoneberger, Ruth Kliewer, Jennifer Duerkes, Lacey Huxham named Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity scholars: Five students from the College of Human Sciences have been selected to receive the Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity Scholarship. Established in August 2017, the Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences who entered, or will enter, college for the first time at the age of 22 years or older. The scholarship was endowed through a generous $1.5 million estate gift from Ethel Whitney, a 1950 Iowa State University alumna in child development, and her husband Hershel Whitney, an Iowa State University chemical engineering alumnus who graduated in 1949. Justin Wilder, Christine Henke-Stoneberger, Ruth Kliewer, Jennifer Duerkes, and Lacey Huxham are the students to receive the Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity Scholarship to support their Iowa State adventure during the 2017-18 academic year. More».
For more information, contact Darlene Fratzke in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-0865 or opportunity@iastate.edu.

October 2, 2017

Alexis Campbell named first full-time director of Science Bound: Alexis Campbell, an associate scientist in the Roy J.Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, has been selected to fill the position of director for Science Bound. This marks the first time that the director of Science Bound has been a full-time position. Science Bound is Iowa State University's premier pre-college program meant to empower Iowa students of color to pursue degrees and careers in STEM fields. Middle and high school students from Des Moines, Denison, and Marshalltown, Iowa are encouraged to participate in the Science Bound program, where students begin when they enter eighth grade and graduate from Science Bound once they graduate from college. More».
For more information, contact Marlene Strathe in the School of Education at 515-294-2336 or mstrathe@iastate.edu.

Pamela White and Catherine Woteki receive national human sciences awards from APLU: Pamela White and Catherine Woteki in food science and human nutrition will receive national human sciences honors at the 2017 annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Nov. 12-14. APLU's Board on Human Sciences present annual awards to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education. White will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors a nationally recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the human sciences in higher education. Woteki will receive the Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award, honoring a nationally recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the human sciences. More».
For more information, contact Marianne Klein, Board on Human Sciences, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities at mklein@aplu.org.

September 29, 2017

Human development and family studies graduate student Leslie Dooley awarded 2017 Kathleen W. McCartan Award: Leslie Dooley, a graduate student in human development and family studies, recently received the 2017 Kathleen W. McCartan Award from the Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. This award is given in memory of Kathleen McCartan, who was a leader in the field of personnel preparation, a previous Iowa State University professor, and an involved member of the Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. The Kathleen W. McCartan award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has made significant contributions through service to the field, community, and professional organizations. More».
For more information, contact Leslie Dooley in human development and family studies at ljdooley@iastate.edu.

September 25, 2017

Carol Cordell, Donna Donald, Tera Jordan, Tera Lawson, Carl Weems receive University Awards: Five College of Human Sciences faculty and staff members were recognized on Sept. 25 at Iowa State University's annual awards ceremony. Carol Cordell, an academic adviser in kinesiology, received the Regents Award for Staff Excellence, which recognizes outstanding university citizens for their significant service to the university or the state of Iowa. Donna Donald, a field specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, received the Award for Distinguished Service in Extension. This is the highest award bestowed on an Extension professional, and recognizes sustained distinguished performance and educational contributions. Tera Jordan, assistant professor in human development and family studies, received the Award for Inclusive Excellence, a newly established award that recognizes P&S staff who have advanced the university's mission of diversity, equity and inclusion beyond their usual job responsibilities. Tera Lawson, program coordinator for the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching in the School of Education, received the Professional and Scientific Council Award for her contributions and achievements both inside and outside of Iowa State. And Carl Weems, professor and chair of human development and family studies, received the Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership for his impact as department chair during the first three years of his role. More».
For more information, contact Megan Peterson at 515-294-6410 or meganmp@iastate.edu.

September 22, 2017

School of Education alumnus Mike Todd named finalist for Iowa Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching: Mike Todd, an alumnus of the Iowa State University School of Education, is a finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's highest honors for K-12 educators of math and science. This award is given on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy by the National Science Foundation. Winners of the award will receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation, a certificate signed by the President of the United States, and a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C. to attend recognition events and pursue professional development opportunities. Todd graduated from Iowa State University in 2005 with a master of arts in teaching degree in science education and uses a hands-on, project-based approach to teach science to students at Ames High School. More».
For more information, contact Mike Todd at mike.todd@ames.k12.ia.us.

September 19, 2017

Forty-four College of Human Sciences students named Human Sciences Ambassadors: The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences today announced the newest class of Human Sciences Ambassadors for the 2017-18 academic year. The Ambassadors offer positive and realistic student perspectives on the College of Human Sciences to prospective students and parents. See who was selected: More».
For more information, contact Dawn Risdal in administration at 515-294-7838 or dmrisdal@iastate.edu.

September 14, 2017

Connie Hargrave inducted into Iowa African American Hall of Fame: Hargrave, an associate professor in the School of Education, was inducted Saturday into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of African Americans who have enhanced the quality of life for all Iowans. For the past 11 years, Hargrave served as director of Science Bound, which prepares ethnic minority students for degrees and careers in STEM fields. She and three other inductees were recognized at a reception and banquet 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Des Moines Airport and Conference Center. See photos from the event, the college's announcement on Facebook, and the official press release: More».
For more information, contact Connie Hargrave in the School of Education at 515-294-5343 or cph@iastate.edu.

September 11, 2017

Human Development and Family Studies alumna Vanessa McNeal wins best director at Newark International Film Festival: Vanessa McNeal, a 2015 Iowa State graduate in child, adult, and family services, won best director in the documentary category of the Newark International Film Festival for her documentary "The Voiceless." The Newark International Film Festival seeks to recognize emerging filmmakers and put them in front of major players in the film industry and movie lovers from around the world. "The Voiceless" features the stories of five male survivors of sexual violence and aims to shed light on the taboos, stereotypes, and impact of male sexual violence. "The Voiceless" is McNeal's third documentary, following "We are Survivors" and "I am," both of which discuss similar topics. McNeal earned a master's degree this spring in social work from University of Northern Iowa, and currently runs her own company, McNeal Media. More».
For more information, contact Vanessa McNeal at mcnealv@uni.edu.

September 1, 2017

Iowa State University named No. 1 happiest college and university workplace in the nation: CareerBliss recently released a list of the Top 20 Happiest College and University Workplaces in America, giving the No. 1 spot to Iowa State University. After analyzing reviews about workplace environment that college and university employees may voluntarily submit to CareerBliss.com, Iowa State University came in first place, followed by University of North Carolina and Northeastern University. More».
For more information, contact Alia Henson, Director of Communications at 316-619-4245 or Alia.Henson@CareerBliss.com.

August 28, 2017

Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt honored as a Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year: Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition, recently received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Recipients of this award must demonstrate a concern for the promotion of optimum health and nutritional status of the population, as well as demonstrate leadership in employment or association activities. The goal of the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award is to recognize the competence and activities of younger dietitians and to encourage their continued participation in the profession. The Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 800 members including registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, and dietetic students. More».
For more information, contact Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt in food science and human nutrition at buckingh@iastate.edu.

August 25, 2017

Doctoral student Brandon Clark selected as Jackson Scholar: Brandon Clark, a doctoral student in the School of Education, has been recognized as a 2017-19 Barbara Jackson Scholar by the University Council for Educational Administration. The Jackson Scholars Network aims to advance the professional pathways of graduate students of color by providing opportunities for formal networking, mentoring, and professional development. Graduate students of color who intend to pursue an academic career in PK-12 Educational Leadership may be nominated for the two-year Jackson Scholar program by faculty or deans from UCEA member institutions. Those selected as Jackson Scholars receive support and recognition from their institution, and each scholar has the opportunity to be mentored by a UCEA Professor during the course of the scholarship program. More».
For more information, contact Brandon Clark in the School of Education at brclark@iastate.edu.

August 22, 2017

Phi Upsilon Omicron national scholarships awarded to Leah Brooke, Amberly Ehret, Gretchen Henningsen, and Cady Wendel: Lea Brooke, dietetics, received the Martha Combs Jenkins Scholarship; Amberly Ehret, human development and family studies graduate program, received the Diamond Anniversary Fellowship; Gretchen Henningsen, nutritional science, received the Golden Anniversary Scholarship; and Cady Wendel, family and consumer sciences education and studies, received the Marty Bickett Frost Scholarship. The students were awarded the national scholarships from Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society for family and consumer sciences.
For more information, contact Dynette Moster in administration at dmosher@iastate.edu.

August 18, 2017

School of Education's Noreen Naseem Rodriguez wins national 2017 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award: Rodriguez, a new assistant professor of elementary social studies education in the School of Education, was selected to receive the 2017 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award from the National Council for the Social Studies. The award recognizes outstanding research completed in pursuit of the doctoral degree. Rodriguez' dissertation examined how Asian-American elementary teachers enact difficult histories such as the Japanese-American internment during World War II. She found that teachers' approaches to discussing race, citizenship, and injustice vary widely. Rodriguez will present her research and receive her award in November at the council's annual conference in San Francisco, before more than 3,000 of her colleagues. More».
For more information, contact Noreen Rodriguez in the School of Education at 515-294-3265 or nrdz@iastate.edu.

August 10, 2017

HDFS alumna Vanessa McNeal wins two international IndieFEST Film Awards: Vanessa McNeal, a 2015 graduate in child, adult, and family services, and her team for the documentary "The Voiceless" received two international IndieFEST Film Awards: Award of Merit: Liberation/Social Justice/Protest, and Award of Recognition: Women Filmmaker. "The Voiceless" features male survivors of sexual violence. The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are received from around the world. More».
For more information, contact Vanessa McNeal in human development and family studies at info@vanessamcneal.com.

Christine Lippard named Early Career Research Award recipient by National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Foundation: Lippard, an assistant professor in human development and family studies, received the award for her proposal "Preparation for a Strong Early Childhood Workforce: Preservice Training." It was selected on the merits of its being evidence-based, early childhood/early childhood teacher education research; making a significant contribution to the knowledge base of teacher education in early childhood/early childhood teacher education; and addressing issues of quality of program development in early childhood teacher education/early childhood. The award will be presented at the NAECTE Conference Reception, November 15, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. More».
For more information, contact Christine Lippard in human development and family studies at 515-294-5061 or maynard1@iastate.edu.

July 31, 2017

Jordan Arellanes receives 2017 Feldman Outstanding Research Proposal for Research in Family Policy Award: Arellanes, a graduate student in human development and family studies who holds the Dorothy A. Wyant Fellowship in Family Health, is the recipient of the 2017 Feldman Outstanding Research Proposal for Research in Family Policy Award. He'll receive the award Nov. 16 at a plenary session of the National Council on Family Relations annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Arellanes works with Brenda Lohman and Kim Greder in studying Latino fathers' contributions and strengths to help their children succeed in school. The award he will receive recognizes a graduate student or new professional who has demonstrated excellence in research and potential contribution to family policy studies. Arellanes will receive a $250 cash award and plaque, and will present a brief report on his project and related findings at the NCFR annual conference. More».
For more information, contact Jordan Arellanes in human development and family studies at 515-294-6316 or jarellan@iastate.edu.

Peter Martin awarded 2017 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award: Peter Martin, a University Professor in human development and family studies, was recently awarded the 2017 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award from The Gerontological Society of America behavioral and social sciences section. The award honors Martin for articulating a novel perspective or synthesis that addresses significant gerontological challenges. Martin will formally receive his award and deliver a lecture in November 2018 at the annual GSA meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. More».
For more information, contact Peter Martin in human development and family studies at 515-294-5186 or pxmartin@iastate.edu.

July 14, 2017

Ames ranked fifth in the nation for best college towns to live in forever: College Ranker this week placed Ames as fifth in the nation for best college towns to live in forever. The ranking lists Ames as among the best in the nation in striving to retain its alumni with its thriving economy, culture, community, neighborhoods, and schools. More».
For more information, contact College Ranker at http://www.collegeranker.com/.

July 13, 2017

Iowa State alumna Katelyn Cheek named one of Top 10 Social Media Influencers to follow: Katelyn (Herlein) Cheek, a 2012 graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design, was named one of the Top 10 Social Media Influencers to follow by Hope for Women magazine. Cheek writes the blog Katalina Girl, which she calls the "Midwest source of inspiration for the dollar-conscious girl." More».
For more information, contact Katelyn Cheek in apparel, events, and hospitality management at Katelynherlein@gmail.com.

July 12, 2017

Eulanda Sanders receives Iowa State's Marvin A. Pomerantz Award: Eulanda Sanders has been named the recipient of Iowa State University's Marvin A. Pomerantz Award for professors who exemplify outstanding service in teaching, research, and/or outreach. Sanders is the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing and the new chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management. She will receive a $3,500 award to support scholarly activities. More».
For more information, contact Megan Peterson in the Office of the Vice President and Provost at 515-294-6410 or meganmp@iastate.edu.

July 11, 2017

Kelly Reddy-Best named National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar: Kelly Reddy-Best, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool. As an NEH Summer Scholar, Reddy-Best is at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City attending a four-week seminar called, "American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York." Reddy-Best is among 537 NEH Summer Scholars participating in seminars and institutes this summer. These faculty members will go on to teach more than 93,975 students in the upcoming academic year. More».
For more information, contact Kelly Reddy-Best in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9919 or klrb@iastate.edu.

July 10, 2017

Cady Wendel receives IFCSE student of the year award: Cady Wendel, a senior in family and consumer science education and studies, in June received the Student of the Year Award from the Iowa Family Consumer Sciences Educators. More».
For more information, contact Troy Anderson in human development and family studies at 515-294-5652 or tander@iastate.edu.

Jill Vanderhoof inducted as national AAFCS Student Unit co-chair: Jill Vanderhoof, a senior in family and consumer science education and studies, was in June inducted as the national American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Student Unit co-chair, overseeing all states with active student units across the United States. Her term begins in August. The National Student Unit officer team promotes the professional development of members who are students of family and consumer sciences or related fields through regular communications on association programs geared to students, and planning annual conference activities and the annual Student Unit service project. More».
For more information, contact Jill Vanderhoof in human development and family studies at jillv@iastate.edu.

Margaret Van Ginkel, Katie Meyers receive American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Iowa Affiliate awards: Margaret Van Ginkel, a hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance, received the Distinguished Service Award and Katie Meyers, a senior in family and consumer science education and studies who's president of the FCEDS Club, received the University Student Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Iowa Affiliate. Van Ginkel was also recognized for 30 years of AAFCS Iowa Affiliate membership. More».
For more information, contact Margaret Van Ginkel or Katie Meyers at vangin@iastate.edu or kameyers@iastate.edu.

July 3, 2017

Linda Serra Hagedorn selected as keynote speaker for World Conference on STDs & HIV/AIDS 2017: Hagedorn, an associate dean of the College of Human Sciences, will be a keynote speaker at the World Conference on STDs & HIV/AIDS 2017, July 26-27 in Vancouver, Canada. The conference theme is "Prevention and cure: Raise your thoughts." Hagedorn will speak about her area of research, relating to education and its role to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the human immune-deficiency virus (HIV), and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More».
For more information, contact Linda Serra Hagedorn in the School of Education at 515-294-5746 or lindah@iastate.edu.

June 30, 2017

School of Education graduate student Shaohua Pei receives Global Student Scholarship Award: Shaohua (Linda) Pei, a doctoral candidate in the School of Education, received the Global Student Scholarship award from The University of Michigan. The award, which recognizes two competitive international students with mixed-methods research background, covers registration fees for the Michigan Mixed Methods workshop to be held in July at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. The workshop incorporates mixed methods dissertation research design and writing. Pei's research interests focus on international students' experience with microaggressions. In addition to the dissertation research, Pei is also a Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) scholar and a research assistant working closely with Linda Serra Hagedorn, associate dean of the College of Human Sciences, on the American Cultural Center projects in China.
For more information, contact Shaohua Pei in the School of Education at 515-294-2673 or lindapei@iastate.edu.

June 23, 2017

Spring 2017 College of Human Sciences dean's list announced: The list honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the spring semester of 2017. More».
For more information, contact Linda Serra Hagedorn in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-5746 or lindah@iastate.edu.

June 21, 2017

Iowa State ranks as one of nation's best online schools for doctorate degree: Iowa State University is one of the nation's best online schools for a doctorate degree, according to a new ranking by BestChoiceSchools.com. Iowa State, which offers online doctoral degrees in apparel, merchandising, design as well as in hospitality management, ranks No. 8 in the review of more than 70 accredited colleges and universities offering online doctorate degrees. Online programs allow industry specialists to earn an advanced degree without having to attend on-campus classes. The hybrid programs in apparel and hospitality management require some summer coursework on campus, but credits are otherwise completed by distance learning. The programs maintain the same admissions and degree requirements as the on-campus programs. More».
For more information, contact Ann Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

June 19, 2017

Latest film by HDFS alumna Vanessa McNeal accepted into Newark International Film Festival: Vanessa McNeal, a 2015 graduate in child, adult, and family services, is one of the cover stories on the Iowa State University home page. Her latest documentary, "The Voiceless" featuring male survivors of sexual violence, has been accepted into the Newark International Film Festival in New Jersey and HBO has asked for a screeners version of it. She credits Iowa State with her success. "It was here that she discovered the path that would lead her to filmmaking, public speaking, and advocating for sexual abuse victims." More».
For more information, contact Vanessa McNeal at info@vanessamcneal.com.

June 12, 2017

AESHM professor Sara Marcketti receives award for contributions to family and consumer sciences: Marcketti, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, on June 12 received the 2017 Elva Davies Research Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Iowa Affiliate. The award recognizes important contributions to the information base of family and consumer sciences. It will be presented at the group's annual meeting in MacKay and LeBaron halls at Iowa State. More».
For more information, contact Sara Marcketti in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7393 or sbb@iastate.edu.

Iowa State alumna Lyn Brodersen Cochran named president of Scott Community College: Lyn Brodersen Cochran, who in 2008 received her doctorate from the School of Education, was recently named the next president of Scott Community College in Bettendorf. She currently serves as assistant vice president for organizational development at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Brodersen Cochran will succeed retiring President Teresa Paper. Her appointment follows a nationwide search for Paper's successor. More».
For more information, contact Lyn Brodersen Chochran in ISU Extension and Outreach at lbro@iastate.edu.

June 7, 2017

Iowa State ranked a top fashion school in the nation: Iowa State University is once again ranked a top fashion school in the nation, according to just-released 2017 rankings by Fashion School Career Advice. In fashion design, Iowa State is ranked No. 9 among the top 50 nationally, No. 4 among public schools and colleges, and No. 3 in the Midwest. In fashion merchandising, Iowa State is ranked No. 5 nationally, No. 5 among public schools and colleges, and No. 3 in the Midwest. According to the ranking, "Program highlights include the opportunity to study in 'major market areas' such as New York or Chicago, participation in a variety of international study programs in Europe, and the opportunity to help produce Trend Magazine ... Students also have access to the interactive Textiles and Clothing Museum." More».
For more information, contact Brad Prescott, founder of Fashion-Schools.org at brad@fashion-schools.org.

May 24, 2017

FSHN graduate student Joe Webb receives two highly competitive national fellowships: Webb, a graduate student in nutritional sciences, was named a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program fellow and a 2017 Research Data Alliance (RDA) U.S. fellow. Selection of these awards were based on the potential to strengthen and advance the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. More».
For more information, contact Joseph Webb in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-3011 or jlwebb@iastate.edu.

May 12, 2017

Summer, fall Rosenfeld interns announced: Twelve students have been accepted into the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship Program: Beth Baustian, Anna Ben-Shlomo, Jonathan Cerna, Benjamin Dralle, Haylee Flint Baker, Kristin Gerhardt, Casey Johnson, Emily Koppang, Kelsey Leathers, Thuan Luong, Ellen McCauley, Hangael Park. Rosenfeld internships provide undergraduate students in the College of Human Sciences with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience while they consider whether to pursue advanced degree. The program offers interns exceptional opportunities to work with faculty and learn how to conduct research in their chosen fields. More».
For more information, contact Jamie Wilson in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-9207 or jrwilson@iastate.edu.

May 11, 2017

Eleven College of Human Sciences faculty members promoted: Eleven College of Human Sciences faculty members are among those granted promotions, in action by the Iowa Board of Regents for the 2017-2018 academic year. Among those promoted to associate professor with tenure: Angela Shaw in food science and human nutrition; Eric Brown in apparel, events, and hospitality management; Senlin Chen, Duck-chul "DC" Lee, and Spyridoula Vazou in kinesiology; Clinton Gudmunson and Tricia Neppl in human development and family studies; and Christa Jackson and Katy Swalwell in the School of Education. Already-tenured faculty promoted to professor include Panteleimon Ekkekakis in kinesiology, and Elena Karpova in apparel, events, and hospitality management. The promotions take effect Aug. 16. More».
For more information, contact Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost at 515-294-9591 or provost@iastate.edu.

May 9, 2017

Sara Marcketti, Eulanda Sanders, and Susan Wohlsdorf Arendt receive Exemplary Faculty Mentor awards: Sara Marcketti and Eulanda Sanders in the ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management both received the Exemplary Faculty Mentor award for mentoring assistant professor Kelly Reddy-Best. Susan Wohlsdorf Arendt also received the award for the 2016-2017 academic year from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. The award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty. A recognition ceremony was held May 3 at the Memorial Union. More».
For more information, contact Katharine Hensley at 515-294-8823 or khensley@iastate.edu.

Lisa Phillips named Outstanding Student Organization Adviser of the Year: Lisa Phillips, an academic adviser in kinesiology and adviser to the Human Sciences Student Council, received the 2017 Outstanding Student Organization Adviser of the Year award from the ISU Student Activities Center. The award recognizes an adviser who has had a positive impact on a student organization and the university community, demonstrates strong advising skills, is readily available to students, and takes great strides to help the organization's leaders. More».
For more information, contact Lisa Phillips in kinesiology at 515-294-6254 or lisap1@iastate.edu.

May 8, 2017

College of Human Sciences' Chuck Achter, Darlene Fratzke, Anne Oldham, Chris Wise, Amber Kargol receive 2017 Learning Communities awards: Five College of Human Sciences staff members this year received awards at the Learning Communities Institute. Chuck Achter (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers) and Darlene Fratzke (ANTS and MINDs Learning Communities) received the Learning Communities Champion award, which honors those who have significantly contributed to the advancement of learning communities at Iowa State. Anne Oldham (FSHN First-Year) and Chris Wise (Common Threads) received outstanding service awards for 15 years of outstanding dedication and service to Learning Communties. And Amber Kargol (FSHN Transfer) received both the Outstanding Service award for five years of outstanding dedication and service to Learning Communities, as well as the the Learning Communities Collaborator award. Awards were distributed at the Learning Communities Institute, 2:50 p.m. May 8 in room 220, 230, and 240 of the Scheman Building. More».
For more information, contact Jen Leptien, interm director of Iowa State University learning communities at 515-294-1948 or jenl@iastate.edu.

May 5, 2017

AMD alumna Annihka Murray named semi-finalist for EcoChic Design Award 2017: Murray, a 2012 Iowa State graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design, was named one of 24 finalists for the international EcoChic Design Award, a sustainable fashion design competition organized by Redress, inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste. Murray's collection "applies the zero-waste, up-cycling and reconstruction techniques to end-of-rolls and secondhand clothing. Her collection is inspired by the the luxury, glamour and exuberance of 1930s Art Deco seaside resorts." This is the seventh year of the EcoChic Design Award competition. Applications came from 46 countries including Japan, Israel, China and the United States. Read more and vote for her to win the People's Choice award. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.

May 3, 2017

HDFS graduate student Shannin Moody receives Graduate Student Mentor award from ISU McNair Program: HDFS graduate student Shannin Moody received one of two Graduate Student Mentor awards from the ISU McNair Program, which aims to increase the attainment of doctorate degrees by first-generation and underrepresented college students. Moody mentored Mouhamad Diallo, a junior in mechanical engineering who noted that Shannin "keeps him on task and provides helpful tips on everything from time management, potential opportunities, and what life is like outside of the mechanical engineering department." More».
For more information, contact Elizabeth in human development and family studies at 515-294-3677 or birdie@iastate.edu.

May 1, 2017

Pat Leigh receives Thomas B. Thielen award: Pat Leigh, a professor emeritus in the School of Education, received the 2017 Thomas B. Thielen award from the Division of Student Affairs. The Thomas B. Thielen award is the highest honor the Division of Student Affairs gives to a faculty member who has been a strong supporter of student success. Leigh's research focuses on issues of segregation and desegregation of African-Americans. In addition to research and teaching, for the six years prior to her retirement in May 2016, Leigh served as the professor in charge of the George Washington Carver Scholarship and Academy, a nationally recognized program that provides 100 full-tuition scholarships to incoming, high-achieving U.S. minority freshmen at Iowa State.
For more information, contact Pat Leigh in the School of Education at 515-294-9531 or pleigh@iastate.edu.

Tera Jordan receives Above and Beyond award: Tera Jordan, an assistant professor in human development and family studies, has received the Thelma L. Harding Above and Beyond award for her service to the Iowa State University McNair Program. The McNair Program seeks to increase the attainment of doctoral degrees among first-generation and underrepresented student populations by providing graduate school preparatory courses and undergraduate research opportunities to McNair Scholars. Jordan became involved in the McNair program at Indiana University Bloomington in 1995 as an undergraduate, and participated in the program for two years. Jordan then went on to become active in the Iowa State McNair program and was recognized with the Above and Beyond award for her leadership, support, and dedication to the program.
For more information, contact Tera Jordan in human development and family studies at 515-294-9804 or trh@iastate.edu.

April 28, 2017

Education alumnus Shane Jacobson named University of Vermont Foundation President and CEO: Shane Jacobson, who graduated in 2008 with a master's degree from the Iowa State University School of Education, has been named President and CEO of the University of Vermont Foundation. The University of Vermont Foundation, or UVMF, aims to support the University in its mission of teaching, research, and public service through philanthropy. Jacobson was the foundation's first employee when it launched in 2012. He is currently the vice president of development and alumni relations at Grinnell College in Iowa, and will assume the role of president and CEO of the UVMF on May 30 in Burlington, Vermont. More».
For more information, contact Shane Jacobson at shane.jacobson@grinnell.edu.

April 26, 2017

Human Development and Family Studies alumna Vanessa McNeal wins Young Woman of Tomorrow award at Women of Persimmon ceremony: Vanessa McNeal, a 2015 Iowa State alumna in child, adult, and family services, won the Young Woman of Tomorrow award at the 2017 Cedar Valley Women of Persimmon awards ceremony on April 25. The recognition is given by the YWCA of Black Hawk County. Nominees demonstrate a commitment to the Cedar Valley through their time, talents, and efforts. Award categories include Professional/Business Woman, Volunteer, Young Woman of Tomorrow, Youth Advocate, and Business or Organization that Empowers Women. McNeal recently released her third documentary, "The Voiceless," which features five men and their experiences with sexual assault. The film will be available for purchase online beginning May 1. More».
For more information, contact Vanessa McNeal in human development and family studies at info@vanessamcneal.com.

April 25, 2017

Apparel, merchandising, and design alumnus Amrut Sadachar recognized for outstanding achievement at Auburn University: Sadachar, an assistant professor in the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences at Auburn, received the Student Government Association's Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award for the College of Human Sciences and the Student Supervisor of the Year Award. The university-level awards recognize a faculty member's dedication to students and approachability as a supervisor, respectively. Sadachar earned his doctoral degree in apparel, merchandising, and design from Iowa State in 2014. More».
For more information, contact Amrut Sadachar in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 334-844-131 or amrut@auburn.edu.

April 24, 2017

Amy Dorie, Dave Loranger, and Elena Karpova earn American Collegiate Retailing Association 2017 Best Paper Award: The American Collegiate Retailing Association, or ACRA, selected three researchers from the College of Human Sciences to receive one of the 2017 awards for best paper. Amie Dorie is a Ph.D. candidate in apparel, merchandising, and design, and Elena karpova is an associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management. Dave Loranger graduated in 2016 from the apparel, merchandising, and design program, and he is currently an assistant professor at Philadelphia University. Their paper, titled �Encore Consumption: Investigating Trends in the Apparel Expenditures of Older Consumers,� discussed their findings from their analysis of data from the U.S. Consumer Expenditures Survey between 1997 and 2014. They research examined older consumers' apparel expenditure patterns by product categories in relation to employment status. Their paper will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, a publication that focuses on consumer behavior, policy, and managerial decisions in the fields of retailing and services studies. More».
For more information, contact Amy Dorie or Elena Karpova in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7474 or 515-294-9266 or amydorie@iastate.edu; karpova@iastate.edu.

April 21, 2017

FSHN students Zenia Adiwijaya, Claire Collins, Kelsey Choquette receive awards at Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest: The Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Dairy Products Evaluation Team received several awards from the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest, which took place on April 12 in Wisconsin. Zenia Adiwijaya, a graduate student in business administration, received second place in ice cream judging and ninth place overall in all-product judging for undergraduate students. Claire Collins, a senior in food science, received the Joe M. Larson Merit Award for her excellence in leadership. Kelsey Choquette, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition, received third place in ice cream judging, first in yogurt and milk judging, and second overall in all products for graduate students. The Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest, which celebrated its 95th anniversary this year, represents and demonstrates the high standard of training that students receive from college professors who are experts in dairy product evaluation. More».
For more information, contact Whitney Sager in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9166 or wjsager@iastate.edu.

April 18, 2017

AMD alumna Elizabeth "Liz" Scarpino selected for Omaha Fashion Week's 10th anniversary show: Iowa State alumna Elizabeth "Liz" Scarpino has been selected to showcase her designs in Omaha Fashion Week's 10th anniversary show, Aug. 21 to 26. Scarpino is a 2015 Iowa State graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design who was born with a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury, causing complete paralysis to her right arm. She will on Monday, Aug. 21 present a collection of her work, which she calls "Single Handedly Liz." She last presented her work at Omaha Fashion Week in February. More».
For more information, contact Elizabeth in apparel, events, and hospitality management at lizscarpino@gmail.com.

April 17, 2017

School of Education graduate student Alexander Knight to receive Above and Beyond student award: Alexander Knight, a master's student in the School of Education's student affairs program at Iowa State University, was selected to receive the 2017 "Above and Beyond" award. This award is given by the ISU Division of Student Affairs to recognize a student who has achieved exemplary accomplishments that demonstrate their commitment to excellence in academics, leadership, or service. Knight will be recognized for this award next week. More».
For more information, contact the Division of Student Affairs at 515-294-0322 or studentaffairs@iastate.edu.

April 12, 2017

ISU Extension and Outreach honor society Epsilon Sigma Phi recognizes extension professionals at annual ceremony: At the annual awards ceremony of Epsilon Sigma Phi honor society on March 26, multiple extension specialists were recognized for their service to ISU Extension and Outreach. Epsilon Sigma Phi is an honor society specifically for ISU Extension and Outreach, and aims to maintain high professional standards, foster relationships, and sustain morale and prestige of the extension service. Members of the ISU Extension Outreach Juntos Para Una Mejor Educación program were awarded the Multicultural Team Award. The Juntos program offers community support for Latino students who are going from middle school to high school, and from high school to higher education. Human Sciences specialists involved in the program include David Brown, Kim Greder, Sandra McKinnon, Rosa Gonzalez, Mary Weinand, and Lori Hayungs. Additionally, the Distinguished Team Award was given to the members of the ISU food safety team. Human sciences specialist on the food safety team include Barb Fuller, Cathy Strohbehn, Katie Knobbe, Patty Steiner, Holly Van Heel, Vera Stokes, Rachel Wall, Nancy Clark, Sara Sprouse, and Cindy Baumgartner. More».
For more information, contact David Brown in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-298-1505 or dnbrown@iastate.edu.

April 11, 2017

Dian Squire awarded ACPA College Student Educators International Presidential Citation award at 2017 ACPA national convention: Dian Squire, a visiting assistant professor in the School of Education, was awarded the ACPA College Student Educators International Presidential Citation award at this year's convention in Columbus, OH for his work on equity and inclusion issues within the association and field of student affairs. The Presidential Citation award is awarded by the discretion of the ACPA president, based on their observation or direct work with the individual. Consequently, there is no formal nomination process in place for this award. The Presidential Citation award is bestowed upon those who demonstrate lifelong service and extraordinary contributions to the field of student affairs, and especially to the ACPA. Furthermore, this award is rarely bestowed upon members of the American College Personnel Association. More».
For more information, contact Dian Squire in the School of Education at 515-294-4916 or dsquire@iastate.edu.

Margaret O'Connor to complete Heddleson summer internship: Margaret O'Connor, a human development and family studies major, will serve as one of two interns this summer. Coordinated by Iowa State University Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, the Heddleson Internship program is designed to support student experiences that prepare individuals for a career in extension or community outreach. O'Connor's main interest in extension and outreach is family health and underserved populations. She hopes her internship will let her see firsthand the wonderful work Iowa State University's Extension and Outreach is doing for the community and will give her the experience she needs to work in Extension and Outreach after she completes her doctoral degree. More».
For more information, contact Margaret O'Connor at mshirley@iastate.edu.

Emily Elliot named Heddleson summer intern: Emily Elliot, a nutritional science major, will serve as one of two interns this summer. Coordinated by Iowa State University Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, the Heddleson Internship program is designed to support student experiences that prepare individuals for a career in extension or community outreach. Elliot hopes her internship experience will prepare her in her career to inform the public about health reforms and research that is supporting health changes. She feels government regulations need to be conveyed to the public in engaging ways and through her internship experience she hopes to teach about nutrition to the communities in Clay County. More».
For more information, contact Anthony Santiago in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-294-7042 or ads@iastate.edu.

April 7, 2017

Education professors John Schuh and Rosie Perez honored by ACPA-College Student Educators International: John Schuh, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from ACPA-College Student Educators International. Rosemary Perez, assistant professor, was named an ACPA Emerging Scholar. More».
For more information, contact Rob Schweers at 515-294-6142 or rob@iastate.edu.

Susan Carlson and Larry Ebbers accept ISU Distinguished Alumni Awards: Two College of Human Sciences alumni have been honored with Iowa State University's Distinguished Alumni Award. Susan Carlson (PhD '75 food and nutrition) and Larry Ebbers (BS '62 and MS '68 agricultural education and studies, PhD '71 higher education) were presented with their awards on Friday afternnon in Benton Auditorium. Considered the highest honor given to Iowa State University Alumni, these awards recognize preeminent contributions to their professions or life's work. More».
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

April 4, 2017

School of Education alumna Glenda Bivens named Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Dissertation of the Year award winner: Bivens earned her doctoral degree from the School of Education in 2016. Her dissertation, "Retention and Persistence through the Lens of Black Women Community College Students," was regarded by the selection committee as a "well-constructed research design and critically important findings that deepen the understanding of the experience of community college students, particularly black women." Biven's co-major professors were Larry Ebbers, a University Professor Emeritus in the School of Education, and Lyn Brodersen, an assistant vice president of extension and outreach. Bivens will receive her award at this year's CSCC annual conference on April 7 in Fort Worth. More».
For more information, contact Lyn Brodersen in the School of Education at 515-294-5273 or lcochran@iastate.edu.

March 30, 2017

Human sciences national honor societies Kappa Omicron Nu, Phi Upsilon Omicron to initiate 57 College of Human Sciences students on April 9: On April 9, 58 students from the College of Human Sciences will be initiated into Kappa Omicron Nu and Phi Upsilon Omicron, which are two national honors societies for human sciences students. Kappa Omicron Nu, founded at Iowa State May 1913, is an organization dedicated to promoting empowered leaders by recognizing and encouraging excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. The Omicron Gamma chapter at Iowa State will initiate 30 new members. Phi Upsilon Omicron, a family and consumer sciences honors society, offers an environment encouraging scholarship, leadership, and ethical integrity. The Phi Upsilon Omicron chapter at Iowa State will initiate 28 new members. The initiation ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. on April 9 at 0220 Scheman Building, with refreshments starting at 2:30 p.m. Dean Jolly will bring greetings, and Kipp Van Dyke, assistant dean of students and director for student assistance and outreach, will be the guest speaker.
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in administration at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

March 29, 2017

School of Education faculty honored for significant contributions to the field at ACPA national convention: The American College Personal Association, or ACPA, hosted its 2017 convention from March 26 to 29 in Columbus, Ohio. During the convention, several faculty members from the Iowa State University School of Education were recognized for their contributions to the field of education and to the ACPA. John Schuh, a Distinguished professor emeritus and former SOE director, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dian Squire, a visiting assistant professor, was honored with the Presidential Citation Award. Professor Bob Reason was named Senior Scholar Diplomate, and Rosie Perez, an assistant professor, was named an Emerging Scholar. More».
For more information, contact Ann Gansemer-Topf in the School of Education at 515-294-7635 or anngt@iastate.edu.

March 28, 2017

College of Human Sciences students awarded scholarships for their spring internships: The College of Human Sciences has awarded scholarships to 10 students within the college to compensate them for work at their unpaid internship experience. These students were awarded anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 in scholarship to offset the cost of living and tuition. The scholarship is funded through an anonymous gift made to the College of Human Sciences as part of the endowed deanship held by Laura Dunn Jolly, dean and Dean's Chair. Jolly allocated a portion of those funds for the scholarships to encourage students to seek career-building experience in the workplace before graduation. More».
For more information, contact Laura Kilbride in student services at 515-294-8436 or kilbride@iastate.edu.

Teacher education students awarded scholarships for their student teaching: The College of Human Sciences has awarded scholarships to 29 students within the college to compensate them for work at their student teaching experience. These students were awarded anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 in scholarship to offset the cost of living and tuition. The scholarship is funded through an anonymous gift made to the College of Human Sciences as part of the endowed deanship held by Laura Dunn Jolly, dean and Dean's Chair. More».
For more information, contact Laura Kilbride in student services at 515-294-8436 or kilbride@iastate.edu.

Fifteen students named 2017 Student Sensations: The College of Human Sciences has announced the selected recipients of the 2017 Student Sensations honors. Hannah Astarita, Toluwani Awokoya, Leah Beman, Brooke Dirks, Casey Even, Haylee Flint-Baker, Randi Hahn, Madeleine Kiepura, Janelle Madsen, Cat Rudolph, Megan Slattery, Monica Thornton, Caleb Townsend, Jill Vanderhoof, Kelly Verburgt will be honored at a ceremony Friday, March 31 in the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom. Honorees were nominated by faculty, staff, and fellow students for their individual contributions to academic departments, student life, and their communities. In recognition of this award, Student Sensations posters will be displayed throughout the college's buildings for the following year. More».
For more information, contact Gretchen Henningsen in the Human Sciences (Student) Council at glh95@iastate.edu.

March 27, 2017

Sangwook Kang, Lakshman Rajagopal, Heelye Park, SoJung Lee win Most AESHM Poster honors: The annual AESHM Poster Celebration on Friday showcased 21 posters by graduate students in apparel, events, and hospitality management throughout the halls of MacKay and LeBaron Halls. The winner of Most AESHM Poster (research in progress) was Sangwook Kang and Lakshman Rajagopal, for "Investigating the advantages of using standardized recipes in the hotel industry via importance-performance analysis." The winner of the Most AESHM Poster (research completed) was Heelye Park and SoJung Lee, for "The hidden credibility link between destination familiarity and image: An integrated moderated mediation model." The winner of the Treasure Hunt was Yang Xu. Judges included Elena Karpova, Eric Brown, and Wen Chang. The event was set up by Nurhidayah Che Ahmat and her team of graduate students. Ellen McKinney's students had the most posters entered, with April Elisha Stanley entering four posters.
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8550 or drbob@iastate.edu.

March 24, 2017

Paula Burns, Valerie Evans, and Karla Embleton among those honored with CYtation Awards from Professional and Scientific Council: Three staff members from the College of Human Sciences were awarded 2016 CYtation Awards. Paula Burns is a human services specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and works as a technical writer and trainer for the Child Welfare Research and Training Project. She also volunteers her time as a P&S Council Professional Development Conference Subcommittee member. Valerie Evans is an administrative specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She facilitated for Total Quality Management, has served on P&S Council from 2007-10, and has been a member of the College of Human Sciences P&S Council since 2014. Karla Embleton, a program coordinator in human sciences administration, is an instructional designer and supports faculty and students with Blackboard Learn, Qualtrics, and other software for the college. Embleton is also the chair of the College of Human Sciences CHS P&S Council, and volunteers with the Ames Public Library and the United Way Campaign. More».
For more information, contact Paula Burns, Valerie Evans, or Karla Embleton in the College of Human Sciences at pkburns@iastate.edu; vevans@iastate.edu; embleton@iastate.edu or 515-242-3251 or 515-294-3041 or 515-294-9198.

Human development and family studies graduate student Ebony Williams receives 2017 Gender and Sexuality Research Award: The Gender and Sexuality Research Award is given to an Iowa State faculty, staff member, or graduate student who has made important and innovative contributions in research expanding understandings of gender and sexuality. This year's award was given to Ebony Williams, a graduate student in human development and family studies, for her research on African-American women with college degrees and their lower likelihood of marrying or marrying later in life than any other racial group. Williams was recognized for her accomplishment at the Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards reception on Wednesday, March 22. Amber Manning-Ouellette, a lecturer in leadership studies, also received the award. More».
For more information, contact Ebony Williams in human development and family studies at ebonyw@iastate.edu.

March 23, 2017

Larry Ebbers, Carol Grant, Monica Lursen, JaneAnn Stout to be featured in Faces of Iowa State portraits: University Museums at Iowa State University will host the live portrait painting of 13 Iowa State faculty and alumni from March 29 to April 6. Of the 13 sitters, four alumni�Larry Ebbers, Carol Grant, Monica Lursen, and JaneAnn Stout� graduated from the College of Human Sciences and will have their portraits painted by celebrated Iowa artist Rose Frantzen. The portrait painting sessions will be open to the public, and will take place at the residency in the lower gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum at 0003 Morrill Hall on central campus. Portrait sitters were identified by various ISU colleges and University Museums, and will join the 19 Faces of Iowa State portraits painted by Frantzen during the 2016 Iowa State Fair. The entire group of portraits will make up the Faces of Iowa State touring exhibition, which will launch at the Brunnier Art Museum in late August 2017. The portraits will tour to sites throughout the state of Iowa, and will join the Iowa State University permanent Art on Campus Collection at the conclusion of the tour. More».
For more information, contact Allison Sheridan, University Museums community coordinator at 515-294-3342 or aclone@iastate.edu.

March 22, 2017

ISU alumna Susana Muñoz named among Top 25 Women in Higher Education and Beyond: Susana Muñoz, an alumna of the Iowa State School of Education, was named among the Top 25 Women in Higher Education and Beyond by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. Muñoz graduated from Iowa State in 2008 with a doctoral degree in education, and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University. Muñoz's research focuses on the college access, identity, and persistence of underrepresented student populations, with a special focus on the experiences of undocumented latina/o students. Muñoz was also recognized last year by the federal government for her work with this demographic, and was featured on the U.S. Department of Edcuation's website for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for hispanics. Her first book, titled "Identity, Social Activism, and the Pursuit of Higher Education: The Journey Stories of Undocumented and Unafraid Community Activists," follows the experiences of 13 student activists. Muñoz and the 24 other women named were recognized for their achievements, their contributions to the field of higher education, and their work in other professions as well. More».
For more information, contact Susana Muñoz at 970-491-6812 or susana.munoz@colostate.edu.

March 17, 2017

Greg Welk gives The C. H. McCloy Research Lecture at SHAPE America national convention: Greg Welk, Iowa State's Barbara E. Forker Professor in Kinesiology, was honored by his peers nationally when he was chosen to deliver the annual C.H. McCloy Research Lecture at the SHAPE America national convention and expo, March 14 to 18 in Boston. Welk spoke about his ongoing work with FitnessGram � the student fitness report card � in a lecture entitled, "The Intersections of Science and Practice: Examples from FitnessGram Programming." The C. H. McCloy Research Lecture provides in-depth coverage of a research topic and an opportunity to give formal peer recognition to persons who have made outstanding contributions to health, physical education, recreation, and dance through their research efforts. The lecture came at the national convention of the Society of Health and Physical Educators, working under the name SHAPE America, which provides support to professionals specializing in health, physical education, recreation and dance. At the convention, assistant professor Senlin Chen joined Welk in speaking about using energy-balance (EB) education in their USDA-funded trial of SWITCH (School Wellness Integrating Targeting Child Health). In addition, Welk, Chen, and assistant professor Spyridoula Vazou spoke about their collaborative research focused on advancing methods for comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) as a multicomponent and coordinated approach to help youth meet national physical activity guidelines. More».
For more information, contact Greg Welk in kinesiology at 515-294-3583 or gwelk@iastate.edu.

March 16, 2017

HDFS graduate student Quentin Riser to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: Quentin Riser, a graduate student in human development and family studies, was selected to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellowship. For the 2017 competition, NSF received more than 13,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers. The selection is based on demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. More».
For more information, contact Quentin Riser in human development and family studies at 719-233-2927 or qriser@iastate.edu.

Science Bound receives seal of approval from Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council: Science Bound, Iowa State University�s premiere pre-college STEM development program, earned the STEM Advisory Council's Seal of Approval for 2017. The Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council awards the Seal of Approval to programs or events that advance Iowa's STEM initiative, and exhibit key components of an exemplary STEM education. Working with schools in Des Moines, Marshalltown, and Denison, Science Bound is a five-year program that equips and motivates middle school and high school students to pursue degrees and careers in STEM fields. Students and their families, together with teachers and STEM professionals, engage in program activities and emerge academically prepared, as well as socially and culturally empowered, to pursue a STEM career. More».
For more information, contact Connie Hargrave in the School of Education at 915-294-5343 or cph@iastate.edu.

March 3, 2017

Sara Marcketti to serve as president of the Costume Society of America: Sara Marcketti, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, has been elected president of the Costume Society of America, a nonprofit organization that advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. The leadership role is a six-year commitment. She is currently serving as president-elect, from 2016 to 2018. She will then serve as president for two years (2018 to 2020), then as past president for two years (2020 to 2022). More».
For more information, contact Sara Marcketti in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7393 or sbb@iastate.edu.

March 2, 2017

FSHN students Kangzi Ren, Joshua Nazareth, and Monica Primacella place fourth in American Society of Baking competition: Three ISU graduate students traveled to Chicago to compete in the American Society of Baking product development competition. This year was the first year that Iowa State was represented at the competition, and the group's product won fourth place overall. The competition required contestants to create a food product composed of over 50 percent sprouted grain using a unique concept. Kangzi Ren, Joshua Nazareth, and Monica Primacella, all graduate students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, produced a pumpkin-flavored and pumpkin-shaped bread bun for their competition entry. More».
For more information, contact Stephanie Clark in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-7346 or milkmade@iastate.edu.

March 1, 2017

ISU alumna Shirley Stakey receives 2017 Iowa 4-H Legacy Award: Shirley Stakey, an alumna of Iowa State University in home economics, was one of four recipients of the 2017 Iowa 4-H Legacy Award. Shirley received the award in the category of "individual supporter" for her significant contribution and sustained service to 4-H. Shirley is a former member of the State 4-H staff; she served as superintendent of the 4-H exhibit building for 26 years. She continues to serve 4-H through volunteering, coordinating the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame, and funding a 4-H college scholarship. The Iowa 4-H Foundation grants the Legacy Award to individuals who have made a significant impact on the 4-H program. More».
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher, director of alumni relations in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

February 27, 2017

The Fashion Show surpasses $20,000 crowdfunding goal: The Fashion Show raised $22,344 from its monthlong crowdfunding campaign that ended Friday, surpassing its $20,000 goal. Thanks to the 224 donors who contributed. The Fashion Show 2017 has a theme called �Altered Aspects� and will be held at 7 p.m. April 8 at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium. The show, in its 35th year, is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation with near sell-out attendance of 2,500 annually. It features more than 150 student-designed garments on the runway and in the mounted exhibitions. Pre-sales of tickets to The Fashion Show for those who generously donated through FundISU begin Monday, March 6. Public ticket sales begin Monday, March 20. Tickets are $15 for students, and $15 to $30 for adults through the Iowa State Center box office. There will be a $2 per ticket discount for six or more tickets. They can also be purchased online through Ticketmaster for $28.65. More».
For more information, contact Fashion Show producers Emilee Meyer, Maggie Anderson, Alex Johnson, and Hannah Nation in apparel, events, and hospitality management at fs.producers@iastate.edu.

FSHN alum Allie Lansman named Outstanding Young Alum by Iowa 4-H Foundation: Allie Lansman, a 2016 Iowa State graduate in dietetics, was recognized last Friday as the 2017 Outstanding Young Alum by the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the 2017 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala, held at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. The event celebrates the impact of Iowa 4-H and recognizes those who have make an important impact on the program. "It was such a surprising and amazing honor to be given this prestigious award as one of the youngest ever recipients, following distinguished Alums such as Eric Hanson (KCCI Anchor) and Bill Northey (IA Secretary of Ag)," she said. Lansman dedicated the last 13 years to the Iowa 4-H program and said she plans to keep participating in some way for the rest of her life. More».
For more information, contact Allie Lansman in food science and human nutrition at alansman@iastate.edu.

February 24, 2017

Iowa State School of Education Alumni Crystal Matelski earns DMACC Early Achievement Award: Crystal Matelski, a graduate of the ISU School of Education, is one of two professionals to receive the 2017 Early Achievement Award from Des Moines Area Community College. This award was created to recognize alumni who have graduated from DMACC within the last ten years and have displayed exemplary personal or professional achievement or volunteer service to their community. Matelski is a teacher in the Ames Community School District. While at Iowa State, Matelski served as president of ISU Leaders in Diversity And Education (ILEAD). She graduated from Iowa State in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. More».
For more information, contact Crystal Matelski in the School of Education at crystal.matelski@ames.k12.ia.us.

February 20, 2017

School of Education Ph.D. student Brandon Clark receives AERA Foster-Polite Scholarship: Brandon Clark, a doctoral student in education, will receive the 2017 Foster-Polite Scholarship from the Division A (Educational Leadership) Graduate Student Committee of the American Educational Research Association. As part of the honor, Clark will receive $500 to defray travel expenses related to his participation in the AERA annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in April. Clark will also be featured in the AERA Division A newsletter. More».
For more information, contact Doug Wieczorek in the School of Education at 515-294-4486 or dwieczor@iastate.edu.

February 7, 2017

Kinesiology student Alia Jamison crowned 2017 Miss Black and Gold: Alia Jamison, a senior studying in the pre-medicine option within kinesiology and health, was on Friday crowned the 2017 Miss Black and Gold by the Iowa State University and University of Iowa chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The honor, featured by the Iowa State Daily, came during the Alpha Phi Alpha chapter's first pageant in a decade. Three contestants competed in casual wear, talent, formal wear, and interview. The two other contestants were Amber Abogunrin, a junior in apparel, merchandising, and design, and Deshauna Carter, a sophomore studying psychology at Drake University. More».
For more information, contact Alia Jamison in kinesiology at jamison@iastate.edu.

February 6, 2017

Six College of Human Sciences students selected to serve as summer 2017 Cyclone Aides: Cyclone Aides for the summer of 2017 have been selected, and among those chosen are six students from the College of Human Sciences. Hannah Al-Mazroa in elementary education, Emma Bixenman in apparel, merchandising, and design; Brie Johnson and Sean Martin in kinesiology and health, Isabella Schnitzler in hospitality management, and Katie Tullar in family and consumer sciences education and studies were selected from a top group of applicants within both the college as well as Iowa State University. Cyclone Aides serve as orientation leaders by providing new students with an introduction to campus and its resources, providing campus and residence hall tours, preparing students for academic advising appointments, serving on information panels, and sharing information about Iowa State with new students and their family members. Cyclone Aides are an integral part of the Office of New Student Programs. More».
For more information, contact Laura Kilbride in student services at 515-294-8436 or kilbride@iastate.edu.

February 3, 2017

School of Education's Tera Lawson named one of four winners of the Ames 4 under 40 Award: The Ames Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Ames named Tera Lawson, a program coordinator for the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (CTLT), one of the 2017 winners of the 4 under 40 award. The 4 Under 40 Award recognizes Ames individuals who have demonstrated leadership, professionalism, community involvement, and a commitment to improving quality of life in Ames. More».
For more information, contact Tera Lawson in the School of Education at 515-294-7280 or tjlawson@iastate.edu.

Rosemary Perez named Emerging Scholar Designee by College Student Educators International: Rosemary Perez, an assistant professor in the School of Education, has been cited by her peers for the quality of her scholarship and leadership contributions to the study of higher education and student affairs. Perez was named one of five Emerging Scholar Designees by the College Student Educators International (ACPA). As part of the tribute, Perez will receive a $3000 research grant from ACPA to support an empirical investigation. She will also contribute to ACPA leadership efforts that lead to designation as an ACPA Emerging Scholar. ACPA is home to the Journal of College Student Development, the leading refereed journal of research on college students. The organization is comprised of 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. More».
For more information, contact Rosemary Perez in the School of Education at 515-294-4447 or rjperez@iastate.edu.

January 27, 2017

FSHN student Mica Magtoto selected to kickstart the Principal Community Scholars Program: Mica Magtoto, a junior in nutritional science, is one of 20 students across Iowa and California who have been accepted into the new Principal Community Scholars Program, which encourages college students to lead social change on their campus and in their communities. Magtoto's community project will focus on the improvement and long-term care of Ames� Eastwood community garden, located close to where Magtoto grew up. Her goal is to help low-income and food-insecure children get free access to fresh, local produce through the use of the community garden. Upon completion of their community project, scholars will also receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Principal Community Scholars Program is sponsored by Principal, a global financial services company based in Des Moines, Iowa that focuses on investing in communities. More».
For more information, contact Mica Magtoto in food science and human nutrition at mmagtoto@iastate.edu.

January 19, 2017

Markus Flynn, Raeann Hanlon to receive 2017 Wallace E. Barron Awards: Flynn, a graduate student in kinesiology, and Hanlon, a senior in event management and apparel, merchandising, and design, are among seven recipients of the 2017 Wallace E. Barron Award, the ISU Alumni Association announced this week. The award recognizes outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. The award is named for Wallace E. �Red� Barron, a 1928 alumnus who served as director of alumni affairs on this campus from 1937 until 1968. Flynn and Hanlon will be honored and recognized at the ISU Alumni Association Young Alumni Council luncheon, noon to 1:15 p.m. April 21 at Reiman Gardens. More».
For more information, contact Kate Lickteig, ISU Alumni Association at 515-294-1955 or kbruxvoo@iastate.edu.

Small Talk Story County wins first place and $10,000 in 2017 Library Awards for Innovation: Small Talk Story County – a collaboration between Ames Public Library, Raising Readers in Story County, and Iowa State University – captured first place and will receive a $10,000 grant in Penguin Random House's Library Awards for Innovation. Five others received $1,000 runner-up grants and one received a book grant award. The awards recognize the nation’s most innovative public libraries and librarians for community-based library programs that engage citizens in reading and strengthen the social and cultural fabric of their community. Small Talk Story County aims to help families improve the quality and quantity of language in their homes. Participants take a parenting class, learn strategies for talking more with their kids, and get a book to take home every week. So far, 48 families have graduated from the program in four series of classes. The pilot program is laying the foundation for such a program to be offered statewide. Watch a video about the program, or click "more" to see the press release. More».
For more information, contact Constance Beecher in the School of Education at 515-294-4512 or cbeecher@iastate.edu.

Sarah Rodriguez selected for NASPA Emerging Faculty Leader Academy: Rodriguez, an assistant professor in the School of Education, has been selected as a participant in the NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Emerging Faculty Leader Academy. The academy is a one-year program for emerging faculty leaders who want to gain knowledge, techniques and experience in order to develop and sustain a fulfilling faculty career. Seven participants, one from each of the seven NASPA regions, will participate in on-line and in-person professional development and educational sessions to gain additional knowledge and skills about being a leader as a faculty member. More».
For more information, contact Sarah Rodriguez in the School of Education at 515-294-8391 or srod@iastate.edu.

Houses named after Mildred Day, Larry Ebbers, Daniel Robinson, Charlotte Roderuck in Geoffroy Hall: Four "houses" or residential communities are named after human sciences leaders in Iowa State's newest student residence, Geoffroy Hall, which celebrated its grand opening Jan. 18. Mildred Day, a 1928 graduate in home economics, created the recipe for Rice Krispies Treats. Larry Ebbers, a University Professor Emeritus and alumnus of the School of Education, served for more than five decades and earned national recognition for his leadership in community college initiatives. Daniel Robinson, a University Professor Emeritus in the School of Education, advocated for diversity for more than four decades. And Charlotte Roderuck � a former director of the World Food Institute, faculty member in food and nutrition, and associate dean of home economics � conducted extensive research on nutrition and its relationship to a child�s growth. More».
For more information, contact Pete Englin, Department of Residence at 515-294-5626 or penglin@iastate.edu.

January 11, 2017

Iowa State University receives $93M gift, one of largest gifts ever: Iowa State University on Jan. 11 announced one of its largest gifts ever: equity stake representing majority ownership of Curriculum Associates, a gift worth $93 million. The company is a leader in educational technology with a mission to make classrooms better for students and teachers. Congratulations to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on this gift that will affect all Iowa State students. More».
For more information, contact Karen Simon, ISU Foundation at 515-294-7263 or kasimon@foundation.iastate.edu.

January 10, 2017

Carla Peterson receives international award for contributions to early childhood special education: Peterson, an associate dean of the College of Human Sciences, recently received the Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award for her significant contributions to the field of early childhood special education. The award came from the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs and their families. It is given in memory of Mary McEvoy, who was a leader in the early childhood special education field. More».
For more information, contact Carla Peterson, associate dean in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-7804 or carlapet@iastate.edu.

January 3, 2017

Samantha Shirazi will be Iowa State's first National Retail Federation Rising Star: Shirazi, a junior in apparel, merchandising, and design, will be Iowa State's first attendee at "Retail's BIG Show 2017," retail's largest and most influential event. The show will be hosted by the National Retail Federation, Jan. 15 to 17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Shirazi received one of the organization's Rising Stars Scholarships, created to teach younger students about the variety of career opportunities available in the retail industry, and to encourage them to attend the NRF Foundation Student Program at Retail's BIG Show early in their academic careers. She will be accompanied by Ann Thye, an academic adviser in apparel, merchandising, and design. Iowa State received $1,500 in travel scholarships for Shirazi and Thye to attend. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.

December 15, 2016

Iowa State receives a record 11 YMA $5,000 Fashion Scholarships: Eleven apparel, merchandising, and design students who competed in the case study competition for the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund will each be awarded with a $5,000 scholarship. This is the highest number of recipients from Iowa State – beating out last year's record of nine. Only one of the 58 schools competing had more winners of the scholarship than students from Iowa State. The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is the premier educational fashion non-profit in the United States. Scholarship winners will attend a special gala dinner in New York City and a career fair and professional development conference Jan. 11 to 13. The honorees include: Kelsey Burggraff, Sabah Ali, Abigail Goeser, Emily Clark, Katie Hamilton, Tara Efobi, Emily Olson, Samantha Shirazi, Margaret Martens, Christina Creel, and Alexandra Johnson. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.

December 8, 2016

Maria Alcivar, Rosemary Perez receive change agent awards from multicultural student affairs: Alcivar, a graduate student in human development and family studies, and Perez, an assistant professor in the School of Education, will receive change agent awards at the fall 2016 Multicultural Student Affairs graduation and recognition celebration, Sunday, Dec. 11 in the Sun Room of Memorial Union. A total of 44 graduating Iowa State students will be honored and hooded at the event, including five from the College of Human Sciences. Linda Serra Hagedorn, associate dean of the College of Human Sciences, will attend and hood the graduates. More».
For more information, contact Denise Williams-Klotz at Iowa State University at 515-294-6338 or dnwill@iastate.edu.

December 7, 2016

Alumni Kristie Kuhse, Andrew Troxel among finalists for 2017 Iowa Teacher of the Year: Kuhse, a 1991 alumna in family and consumer sciences education and studies, and Troxel, a 2015 alumnus who received his master's degree in education, were among four finalists for the Iowa Teacher of the Year. Kuhse is a family and consumer science teacher at Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School. Troxel is a social studies teacher and instructional coach at Fort Madison Senior High School. More».
For more information, contact Kristie Kuhse and Andrew Troxel in the School of Education at kristiekuhse@msn.com; awtroxel@gmail.com.

College of Human Sciences exceeds its United Way goal: Thank you for helping the College of Human Sciences exceed its United Way goal. The college raised $24,653, which was 120.26 percent of its $20,500 goal. The campaign ended Dec. 1. Thank you to everyone who played a part in organizing, donating and purchasing items or services in the college's online auction. The auction raised $2,690. Thanks also to the Human Sciences Student Council for organizing pizza and T-shirt sales, as well as for the HS Week philanthropy project. Dean Laura Jolly generously contributed a "dean’s match," helping the HS Student Council raise $1,364. More».
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in administration at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

December 6, 2016

Daniel Spikes named Midwest and Plains Center Equity Fellow: School of Education assistant professor Daniel Spikes was recently named one of 13 equity fellows with the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center in Indianapolis. Iowa State will receive $25,000 per year for each of the next five years ($125,000 total) in support of this work, which is part of an $8.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Equity fellows are state-specific and nationally prominent scholars who have engaged deeply and published widely on one or more of the four (race, sex, religion, national origin) desegregation areas. Fellows have strong collaborations with local school districts, state departments of education, families, and community organizations in their states, as well as lead and stand in solidarity with community organizations committed to addressing educational inequities. Spikes' research interests focus on racial disparities in education and the practices of school districts, schools, and school leaders that serve to perpetuate and/or ameliorate these disparities. Specifically, his research focuses on school leadership with an emphasis on social justice and anti-racist leadership, pre-service and in-service training of educators on cultural proficiency and/or anti-racism, urban education, and school tracking policies. More».
For more information, contact Daniel Spikes in the School of Education at 515-294-4497 or dspikes@iastate.edu.

November 23, 2016

Ann Gansemer-Topf, Margaret Van Ginkel, and Britney Williams among those selected for Women Impacting ISU calendar: Congratulations to the women in the College of Human Sciences and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach who will be in the 2017 Women Impacting ISU calendar: Britney Williams, a senior in kinesiology and health; Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education; and Margaret Van Ginkel, a human sciences specialist and hotlines coordinator for the Extension and Outreach Center in Urbandale, Iowa. More».
For more information, contact Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at 515-294-3181.

November 14, 2016

Iowa State takes home 17 awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association conference: Iowa State faculty, students, and alumni took home 17 awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association conference, held Nov. 8 to 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Recipients include: Fatma Baytar, Young-A Lee, Eulanda Sanders, Brianna Plummer, Chanmi Hwang, Ling Zhang, Changhyun Nam, Elena Karpova, Anna Perry, Ja Young Hwang, Kim Hahn, Marsha Dickson, Beth Myers, Diana Sturges, and Rachel Eike. For more details click here. More».
For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7857 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

November 7, 2016

Iowa State's family and consumer sciences program ranked No. 1 nationally: Iowa State has been ranked No. 1 for family and consumer sciences according to Great Value Colleges. Iowa State's family and consumer sciences education and studies program is the only accredited of its kind in the state. Co-educational since the beginning, Iowa State was one of the first universities in the country to teach home economics – the science and art of how to run an effective, efficient, and economical household. Iowa State's current family and consumer sciences program is rooted in a strong history of improving the lives of families. More».
For more information, contact Carl Weems in human development and family studies at 515-294-9659 or cweems@iastate.edu.

November 1, 2016

Food science senior Brian Klopf receives North American Meat Institute Scholarship: Brian Klopf recently accepted the Frank DeBeneditti Memorial Scholarship, a $3,000 merit-based honor awarded by the North American Meat Institute. Klopf is a senior in food science who serves as a peer mentor in his learning community and is active in both the Food Science and Culinary Science clubs. He is one of only nine students nationally to receive a NAMI scholarship this year. As part of the award, Klopf also received funding to attend the NAMI annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where he was honored for his achievement. More».
For more information, contact Brian Klopf or Mickie Deaton in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-4465 or mjdeaton@iastate.edu.

October 31, 2016

CHS seniors David Moore III and Caitlin Theros crowned homecoming king and queen: Congratulations to our 2016 homecoming queen, event management senior Caitlin Theros, and homecoming king, kinesiology senior David Moore III. More».
For more information, contact David Moore III or Caitlin Theros in the College of Human Sciences at dmoore3@iastate.edu or catheros@iastate.edu.

October 28, 2016

AMD associate professors Karpova and Lee receive International Textile and Apparel Association awards: Associate professors in apparel, merchandising, and design Elena Karpova and Young-A Lee, each received the International Textile and Apparel Association's Mid-Career Excellence Award. The award is in recognition in part of their distinguished scholarly and research accomplishments. The professional and educational association is composed of scholars, educators, and students in textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. More».
For more information, contact Elena Karpova and Young-A Lee in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9266 or 515-294-7826 or karpova@iastate.edu; ylee@iastate.edu.

College of Human Sciences alum Tina Hillman honored by NCAA at its Woman of the Year ceremony: Tina Hillman was on Oct. 16 honored by the NCAA at its Woman of the Year ceremony in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was one of nine finalists for the recognition. Hillman double-majored in psychology and child, adult, and family services. She works full-time as a youth addictions specialist at Youth and Shelter Services (YSS) and volunteers as an Iowa State track/field coach. More».
For more information, contact Tina Hillman at puppytina1@gmail.com.

FSHN students Geena Whalen and Morgan Denzer honored by Future Farmers of America: Wisconsin natives and food science and human nutrition students Geena Whalen and Morgan Denzer, were on Oct. 22 awarded the National Future Farmers of America Organization Degree in Indianapolis, Indiana. This prestigious award honors less than 1 percent of members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the organization and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experience. More».
For more information, contact Geena Whalen or Morgan Denzer in food science and human nutrition at gnwhalen@iastate.edu; modenzer@iastate.edu.

October 26, 2016

Daniel J. Phelan awarded Alumni Achievement Award: Daniel J. Phelan, the president of Jackson Community College in Jackson, Michigan, has been awarded the Alumni Achievement Award. He will be recognized for outstanding achievements and service at the all-university Honors and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 28. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

Helen LeBaron Hilton Award given to Joyce Hoppes: Joyce Hoppes, the promotion and consumer information director of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, has been awarded the Helen LeBaron Hilton Award for community leadership, meritorious service, or distinguished achievements. Hoppes will be recognized at the all-university Honors and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 28. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

Jami S. Haberl and Melissa Wilmarth awarded Outstanding Young Professional Award: Jami S. Haberl, the executive director of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative, and Melissa Wilmarth, an assistant professor in consumer sciences at the University of Alabama, have been awarded the Outstanding Young Professional Award for their remarkable early career achievements. They will be recognized for their achievements at the all-university Honors and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 28. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

Lori M. Reesor receives Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award: The Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award for distinguished achievements in education has been awarded to Lori M. Reesor, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Indiana University. Reesor will be recognized for her achievements at the all-university Honors and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 28. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

October 25, 2016

AESHM wins Iowa State's homecoming door and office decorating contests: Homecoming Central Committee campus involvement co-chairs Billy Marks and Keaton Mohnr informed the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management today that it won Iowa State's door and office decorating contests for homecoming. The design outside 31 MacKay featured red-and-yellow balloons; small, stuffed Cy dolls; the words "The link to the future is YOUR LegaCY;" and the names of key donors, scholarships, funds, and events of the department. The department will receive a plaque to display until next year's homecoming week. More».
For more information, contact Victoria Van Voorhis in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7474 or vvanv@iastate.edu.

Iowa State student Sarah Mader, alums Hannah Swanson, Elizabeth Scarpino selected to show collections at Omaha Fashion Week: The three from Iowa State are among 18 designers selected to show their collections at Omaha Fashion Week, Feb. 21-26. Mader is a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design whose collection is inspired by travels to Spain and Morocco. Her resort collection incorporates digital printing and laser cutting techniques. Swanson is an alumna who specializes in bridal and evening wear. Her collection will be a set of jewel-toned dresses perfect for a gala or any other winter holiday event. And Scarpino is an alumna who was born with a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury, causing complete paralysis to her right arm. She will present an evening wear collection called "Single Handedly Liz" that uses a mix of blue, green and gray hues. Iowa State has done well in recent years at Omaha Fashion Week, which aims to nurture the youngest of fashion designers by providing mentoring, educational opportunities, and a professional platform to showcase their work. Kate Bruce won her showcase there last year. And in 2015, Whitney Rorah and Katie Thompson both won awards as top designers for their showcases. More».
For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7857 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

October 19, 2016

HDFS employee Abhas Bhatt on team that takes first place in Cyber Defense Competition: Bhatt, a learning technology coordinator in human development and family studies, is on a team called Team SYNergy that on Oct. 8 took first place at the 2016 ISEAGE ISU Cyber Defense Competition. The daylong event challenged students to secure vulnerable computer systems while fending off malicious hackers. Bhatt is a graduate student in computer engineering and is the learning technology coordinator of the Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWRTP). More».
For more information, contact Abhas Bhatt in human development and family studies at 515-294-7254 or bhatta@iastate.edu.

Jennifer Margrett in human development and family studies awarded fellow status in the American Psychological Association: Margrett, the director of Iowa State’s interdepartmental gerontology program and an associate professor in human development and family studies, was awarded fellow status in the American Psychological Association. The association says fellow status is awarded partly on the basis of evaluated evidence of outstanding contribution in the field of psychology. Margrett's fellow status becomes effective January 2017. More».
For more information, contact Jennifer Margrett in human development and family studies at 515-294-3028 or margrett@iastate.edu.

October 18, 2016

Iowa State is No. 1 in scholarly activities at International Textile and Apparel Association conference for sixth consecutive year: Iowa State apparel, merchandising, and design students and faculty will present the most scholarly activities at the International Textile and Apparel Association’s annual conference for the sixth consecutive year. With 59 contributions, Iowa State is No. 1 in the number of oral and poster presentations, design scholarship, and special topic sessions – almost twice as many as Mizzou in second place. ITAA meets Nov. 8-11 in Vancouver, British Columbia. More».
For more information, contact Ann Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

October 17, 2016

School of Education's Carlos Casanova receives Award of Excellence at GMAP Research Symposium: Carlos Casanova, a doctoral student in the School of Education, received the award of excellence in the social sciences and humanities division for his oral presentation at the 10th annual Iowa State University Graduate Minority Assistantship Program (GMAP) Research Symposium, Oct. 8 at the Memorial Union. His presentation was titled, "You trying to Make Me Feel Stupid or Something?": Countering Dehumanization of Latin@ Youth Through a Liberating Pedagogy of Praxis. More».
For more information, contact Carlos Casanova in the School of Education at 515-294-3265 or casanova@iastate.edu.

October 14, 2016

Nutritional science alum Nicholas Borcherding cited for distinguished master's thesis by Midwest organization: Nutritional science 2012 alum Nicholas Borcherding, has been honored for his scholarship and research by the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools. Borcherding received the MAGS ProQuest Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in the biological and life sciences category for his thesis, "Non-canonical WNT Signaling in Breast Cancer Initiation and Progression." His research uncovered several functions of the WNST5A protein's pathway in breast cancer and identified potential targets for intervention therapies. He received his master's in pathology from the University of Iowa in 2014. He is currently working toward an M.D./Ph.D in medical science there. Borcherding "is amazing – we're talking genius level intelligence and work ethic – and he's a direct reflection of what we try to mentor our nutritional science students toward," said Matt Rowling, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition. Rowling worked with Borcherding, as a mentor, while he was an undergraduate at Iowa State University. More».
For more information, contact Nicholas Borcherding in food science and human nutrition at nicholas-borcherding@uiowa.edu.

Education alum Lance Wilhelm receives Making IT Happen award from ISTE: Lance Wilhelm received the Making IT Happen award from the International Society for Technology in Education. Wilhelm, who received his bachelor's degree in distributed studies, as well as his master's degree and doctorate in education from Iowa State University, accepted on Oct. 9 the award at the Iowa Technology Education Connection Conference in Des Moines. The award is in recognition of his outstanding commitment to improving digital learning and exceptional leadership, courage, and persistence in enhancing educational opportunities for students. After serving as information technology director at Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston, Wilhelm returned to teaching. He now teaches middle school and fifth grade at East Sac County Community Schools. More».
For more information, contact Lance Wilhelm in the School of Education at lwilhelm@eastsac.k12.ia.us.

October 11, 2016

Food science senior Brian Klopf awarded national North American Meat Institute (NAMI) scholarship: Klopf received the Frank DeBenedetti Memorial Scholarship at the NAMI Annual Meeting held in September in Washington, D.C. The $3,000 merit-based awards are presented annually to undergraduate students studying animal/meat/food science and considering a career in the meat industry. Brian has worked at the ISU Meat Lab, is a learning community peer mentor, and is very active in the Food Science Club and Culinary Science Club. More».
For more information, contact Brian Klopf in food science and human nutrition at klopf@iastate.edu.

October 7, 2016

Chanmi Gloria Hwang to receive International Textile and Apparel Association award: Hwang, a doctoral student in apparel, events, and hospitality management, will receive an award, along with $1,000, at the upcoming International Textile and Apparel Association conference in Vancouver. The award is the ITAA Lois Dickey Fellowship: Outstanding Continuing Doctoral Student Award in 2016. This fellowship is named in honor of Lois Dickey, a former professor at Ohio State University, and it is a recognition made by the association for student's graduate education accomplishments and potential. Hwang's dissertation topic examines requirements for female boomer's smart activewear through a sequential exploratory mixed methods study. More».
For more information, contact Chanmi Gloria Hwang in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7474 or chanmih@iastate.edu.

September 29, 2016

Seven College of Human Sciences faculty and staff members honored with 2016 university-wide awards: Ann Marie Fiore, Peter Martin, Kevin Schalinske, Daniel Russell, Jeanne Stewart, Karen Colbert, and Nicci Port were among 50 Iowa State employees who received 2016 university-wide awards. They were recognized during an afternoon ceremony on Monday, Sept. 26. Fiore, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, and Martin, a professor in human development and family studies, were named University Professors. Schalinske, a professor in food science and human nutrition, and Russell, a professor in human development and family studies, received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. Stewart, an assistant scientist in the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center, received the Regents Award for Staff Excellence. Colbert, a program coordinator in human development and family studies, received the Professional and Scientific Excellence Award. And Port, administrative specialist in human sciences administration, received the Carroll Ringgenberg Award. More».
For more information, contact Megan Landolt at 515-294-1508 or mlandolt@iastate.edu.

September 28, 2016

HDFS alum Tina Hillman makes top nine for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year award: Iowa State's Christina Hillman will be one of the nine finalists for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year when the winner is announced Oct. 16 in Indianapolis. The Sept. 27 announcement from the NCAA sees Hillman as one of the nine chosen from the Top 30 that was revealed three weeks ago. Hillman double-majored in psychology and child, adult, and family services. She works full-time as a youth addictions specialist at Youth and Shelter Services (YSS) and volunteers as an Iowa State track/field coach. Hillman was also a 2016 Olympic hopeful who placed ninth in the shot put at the Olympic Trials. More».
For more information, contact Christina Hillman at puppytina1@gmail.com.

September 26, 2016

Bob Reason selected as a member of the Iowa Academy of Education: Bob Reason, a professor in the School of Education, has been named to membership in the Iowa Academy of Education in recognition of his outstanding scholarship related to teaching and learning, the respect and recognition he holds among his peers, and the significant contributions he has made to education. More».
For more information, contact Bob Reason in the School of Education at 515-294-6216 or rreason@iastate.edu.

Mari Kemis selected as Women in Science and Engineering Champion: Mari Kemis, interim director of Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE), was named a WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Champion in recognition of her service to k-12 students and undergraduate women through her evaluation, grant proposals and research project work at Iowa State University. More».
For more information, contact Mari Kemis in the School of Education at mrkemis@iastate.edu.

Emily Hayden appointed to the Iowa Reading Research Center's Advisory Council: Emily Hayden, an assistant professor in the School of Education, was recently appointed to the Iowa Reading Research Center's Advisory Council. She was named by the Director of the Iowa Department of Education. More».
For more information, contact Emily Hayden in the School of Education at 515-294-1952 or ehayden@iastate.edu.

September 21, 2016

Human Development and Family Studies alum Margaret Fitzgerald named dean at North Dakota State University: Margaret Fitzgerald, who earned a Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Iowa State University in 1997, has been named dean of the College of Human Development and Education at North Dakota State University. Fitzgerald had served as interim dean of the college while the national search was underway. More».
For more information, contact Margaret Fitzgerald in human development and family studies at (701) 231-8211 or Margaret.Fitzgerald@ndsu.edu.

Associate dean Carla Peterson named the Nancy Rygg Armbrust Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education: Carla Peterson, an associate dean in the College of Human Sciences, has been named the new Nancy Rygg Armbrust Professor in Early Childhood Development and Education. This professorship runs from August 2016 to May 2019. Armbrust is a 1973 graduate in food science and human nutrition. She is the retired vice president of education and community relations for Schreiber Foods. More».
For more information, contact Carla Peterson in human development and family studies at 515-294-7804 or carlapet@iastate.edu.

Iowa State ranked No. 10 for best hospitality program: According to TheBestSchools.org, Iowa State is No. 10 in ranking of the best hospitality programs in the United States. Iowa State's hospitality program continues to maintain its No. 10 ranking in very competitive field. More».
For more information, contact Dawn Fiihr in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-3459 or dmfiihr@iastate.edu.

ISU Child Development Laboratory School achieves 5-star rating: Iowa State's Child Development Laboratory School once again achieved a 5-Star rating through the Iowa Department of Human Services Quality Rating System. It has been a 5-Star program since 2010. The ISU Child Development Laboratory School offers full-day, year-round programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers while serving as an exemplary early childhood education model for ISU students preparing to be early childhood teachers, administrators, and child and family specialists. More».
For more information, contact Jen Van Ryswyk in human development and family studies at 515-294-7478 or jenvan@iastate.edu.

September 14, 2016

Ames ranks in the top 10 for best college town to live in, best city for career opportunities: Ames is the nation's ninth-best college town to live in, according to SmartAsset.com, which ranked 126 cities and towns with a population of at least 25,000. Ames is also the nation's eighth-best city for career opportunities in 2016, the rankings said. SmartAsset cited how Ames has one of the nation's lowest crime rates and how Iowa State students make up a whopping 56 percent of the city's population. "But Ames is more than just a college town," the website said. "Its strong labor market makes it an attractive place for people looking for new jobs and career opportunities." It said that out of the top 25 best cities for career opportunities, Ames has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.1 percent. The city’s median income is $37,340 and employees who spend their entire careers in Ames can expect to have late-career salaries that are 59 percent higher than the salaries they receive earlier on in their careers. More».
For more information, contact SmartAsset.com at press@smartasset.com.

September 12, 2016

CHS alum Christina Hillman named to Top 30 for 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year: Christina Hillman, a College of Human Sciences alum, was recently named to the Top 30 for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Hillman double-majored in psychology and child, adult, and family services. She works full-time as a youth addictions specialist at Youth and Shelter Services (YSS) and volunteers as an Iowa State track/field coach. Hillman was also a 2016 Olympic hopeful who placed ninth in the shot put at the Olympic Trials. More».
For more information, contact Christina Hillman at puppytina1@gmail.com.

September 9, 2016

Iowa State's Kelly Koch finishes among top 10 in Miss America pageant: Kelly Koch, a junior in child, adult, and family services, competed as Miss Iowa 2017 in the Miss America pageant. She finished in the top 10. The Des Moines Register on Monday featured Koch in an article highlighting her success. She is passionate about service and is a dancer for the Iowa State dance team. Koch is currently taking time off from her studies to focus on her role as Miss Iowa. More».
For more information, contact Kelly Koch in human development and family studies at krkoch@iastate.edu.

Amy Pilcher wins two University Professional and Continuing Education Association awards: Amy Pilcher, a doctoral student in higher education, was chosen to receive the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Central Region's 2016 Celebration of Excellence Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award. Pilcher will also receive The Research and Publication Award; it is given to the continuing educator, faculty, or graduate student whose research proposal promises to make a significant contribution to the study of adult or continuing education. Award recipients will be recognized in October at the UPCEA Central Region Conference in Indianapolis. More».
For more information, contact Amy Pilcher in the School of Education at 515-294-3265 or apilcher@iastate.edu.

Brandon Johnson selected to serve as an American College Personnel Association ambassador: Brandon Johnson, a graduate student in education, has been selected to serve as an ambassador for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Ambassadors are graduate students and new professionals working on campuses across the country to create networking opportunities and expand the knowledge of ACPA. More».
For more information, contact Brandon Johnson in the School of Education at 515-294-3265 or bkjohn@iastate.edu.

September 2, 2016

Gwendolyn Michel receives Costume Society of America's 2016 Stella Blum Student Research Grant: Gwendolyn Michel, who is a doctoral student in apparel, events, and hospitality management is the recipient of the Costume Society of America's 2016 Stella Blum Student Research Grant. As part of the research grant, Michel will examine the dress of author Anaïs Nin, using her handwritten diaries as a source. Michel is under the direction of Sara Marcketti, professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management. More».
For more information, contact Sara Marcketti in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7393 or sbb@iastate.edu.

September 1, 2016

Michael Clough and Joanne Olson win national Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers award: School of Education professors Michael Clough and Joanne Olson are the 2017 recipients of the Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers award from the Association for Science Teacher Education. The award recognizes a paper authored by Clough and Olson called, “Teachers’ classroom practices 2-5 years after having completed an intensive secondary science teacher education program," which is about Iowa State's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. Clough and Olson will be honored at the annual ASTE International Conference awards and business luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 in Des Moines. Olson is a co-chair of the conference. More».
For more information, contact Michael Clough and Joanne Olson in the School of Education at 515-294-1430 and 515-294-3315 or mclough@iastate.edu and jkolson@iastate.edu.

August 23, 2016

Medallion ceremony formally installs Laura Dunn Jolly as Dean's Chair of the College of Human Sciences: Iowa State University President Steven Leath formally installed Laura Dunn Jolly as Dean's Chair of the College of Human Sciences at a medallion ceremony held Aug. 18 at a faculty and staff welcome back event at the ISU Alumni Center. More».
For more information, contact Theresa Boettcher in administration at 515-294-5380 or theresab@iastate.edu.

August 17, 2016

Food science alum Tania Lee Xu Yar serves as head dietitian for Malaysian athletes at Olympics in Rio: Tania Xu Yar Lee, a 2013 graduate in nutritional science and dietetics, was the lead dietitian for Malaysian athletes at the Olympics in Rio. Lee is also a former intern with the Iowa State University Dietetics Internship program. More».
For more information, contact Jean Anderson, director of the dietetics internship in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-7316 or janderso@iastate.edu.

August 16, 2016

Kinesiology alum Evan Fritz featured at the Iowa State Fair: Kinesiology and health alum Evan Fritz was featured at the Iowa State University booth at the Iowa State Fair. The May 2016 graduate, Rising Star intern, and former 4-H’er represents how ISU Extension and Outreach builds skills in young people throughout the state. More».
For more information, contact Lynette Pohlman, director of university museums at 515-294-3342 or lpohlman@iastate.edu.

August 15, 2016

Dynette Mosher and Shirley Stakey selected for portraits at Iowa State Fair: Mosher and Stakey, alumnae of Iowa State University in home economics, were chosen for portraits at this year's Iowa State Fair. Mosher directs alumni relations in the College of Human Sciences. She has judged 4-H educational presentations at numerous Iowa county fairs and 25 Iowa State Fairs. Stakey served as superintendent of the 4-H Exhibit Building for 26 years. The Iowa State Fair Board honored her with a plaque in tribute to her outstanding service. The portraits are part of this year's "Your Beautiful Adventure" Iowa State Fair exhibit, a partnership between university marketing and university museums. More».
For more information, contact Lynette Pohlman, director of university museums at Iowa State University at 515-294-3342 or lpohlman@iastate.edu.

Thomas Schrier and Eric Brown elected to leadership positions in hospitality management: Schrier, an associate professor in hospitality management, is the new president of the Central Federation of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Education (CHRIE). Brown, an assistant professor in hospitality management who previously served as president of the Central CHRIE, is the new membership director of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Education (ICHRIE). More».
For more information, contact Thomas Schrier in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-3038 or schriert@iastate.edu.

Suzanne Markham Bagnera and Eric Olson win awards at international hospitality conference: Markham Bagnera, a doctoral candidate in hospitality management, won the Lamp of Knowledge Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association/American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. This award is considered the highest honor that can be given to an educator in the lodging industry. Olson, an assistant professor in events management, won first place in the Johnson and Wales Case Study Competition at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education conference. More».
For more information, contact Thomas Schrier in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-3038 or schriert@iastate.edu.

School of Education's Manuel Del Real wins alumnus award: Del Real, a doctoral student in higher education, recently won the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award from Sigma Lambda Beta, an international Latino-based fraternity. Del Real presented his initial findings on fraternity men's community service and philanthropy at Sigma Lambda Beta's National Convention. More».
For more information, contact Manuel Del Real in the School of Education at 515-294-9531 or mdelreal@iastate.edu.

August 2, 2016

FSHN students Claire Collins, Morgan Denzer, Jessica Schaumburg, Delaney Webb named Institute of Food Technologists scholarship recipients: The undergraduates in food science and human nutrition were named 2016 IFT - Institute of Food Technologists feeding tomorrow scholarship recipients. Natalie Haag, a senior in food science, was also one of three undergraduates to receive the Chicago Section IFT Scholarship. More».
For more information, contact Megan Pulse in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9166 or mjpulse@iastate.edu.

School of Education assistant professor Ann Gansemer-Topf, co-authors Pete Englin and Karen Couves write Bulletin story: The article, Black & Red: Current Challenges and Considerations for Budgeting and Finance, appeared as cover story of The Bulletin's July/August 2016 issue, published by The Association of College Unions International. More».
For more information, contact Ann Gansemer-Topf in the School of Education at 515-294-7635 or anngt@iastate.edu.

School of Education alum Yi "Leaf" Zhang named faculty fellow by the Greater Texas Foundation: Zhang, who is now an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, received her Ph.D. in education from Iowa State University in 2011. As part of the fellowship, Zhang will receive $30,000 per year for three years to support her research on student persistence and postsecondary degree attainment. Linda Serra Hagedorn, an Iowa State University professor in the School of Education and associate dean in the College of Human Sciences, served as Zhang's major professor. The foundation appointed her as Leaf's mentor in the program. More».
For more information, contact Yi “Leaf” Zhang in the School of Education at 817-272-9221 or lyzhang@uta.edu.

Sara Marcketti publishes book about the history of design piracy: Marcketti, a professor in apparel, events and hospitality management and associate director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University, recently published the book, "Knock it off: A History of Design Piracy in the U.S. Women's Ready-to-Wear Apparel Industry." The book, co-authored by Jean Parsons, is the last in the Costume Society of America series. It analyzes legal and apparel industry documents; governmental reports; and primary research conducted in museums, archives, and special collections to shed light on arguments both for and against design piracy. More».
For more information, contact Sara Marcketti in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7393 or sbb@iastate.edu.

July 13, 2016

Ames named third-best college town in America: Ames is the third-best college town in America, according to Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on cities. The ranking focuses on the overall livability of places where undergraduates from a top-250 college make up at least 10 percent of the town's overall population "Iowa State University campus is beautiful, and Ames is opening new restaurants, apartments, and stores all the time," one resident said. "The community is relatively friendly, and the atmosphere isn't rushed like a big city." An article about the rankings is published in Business Insider, a business, celebrity, and technology news website. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at 515-294-3689 or lynnc@iastate.edu.

July 12, 2016

Money Magazine names Iowa State University the best in Iowa: Iowa State University is the best college in Iowa, according to Money Magazine's annual ranking of best colleges. The magazine states: "As you might expect, Iowa State University has an excellent agricultural college, but the math and science departments are also among the best at any state university. In fact, people come from all over the world to study there (although the student body is still about 64 percent Iowan). Iowa State is also a leader in virtual reality, with a research center devoted to the field and a facility it calls 'the world’s highest resolution, fully immersive virtual environment.' Students often mention the amazing friendships they've made at ISU. It could be the school's many clubs or events designed to promote school spirit. It could be the excellent academics. Or it could just be because Iowans are such a friendly bunch. But whatever the reason, graduates seem to agree that their time spent at ISU was about the best time of their lives. Iowa State’s graduation rate of 69 percent is close to that of schools with similar student bodies, in Money’s calculations." More».
For more information, contact Kaitlin Mulhere, Money Magazine at Kaitlin.Mulhere@timeinc.com.

July 6, 2016

FSHN's Lei Fang takes first place in Corn Utilization & Technology Conference poster competition: Fang, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition, took first place in the 2016 Corn Utilization & Technology Conference poster competition. The conference is hosted by the National Corn Growers Association and is a showcase for the latest in research into new uses for corn. Other FSHN students who presented posters were: Xu Chen, Hee-Young Kim, Jasreen Sekhon and Eric Testroet. More».
For more information, contact Lei Fang in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-3011 or lfang@iastate.edu.

July 1, 2016

Study ranks Iowa State No. 1 in fashion scholarship; Mary Lynn Damhorst and Elena Karpova listed top publication contributors: A newly released study published in Clothing and Textiles Research Journal ranks Iowa State No. 1 for scholarly contributions in the field of fashion marketing. ISU was ranked first based on the level of authorship in the publications selected for the study. Mary Lynn Damhorst, AESHM professor emeritus, and Elena Karpova, AESHM associate professor, made the list of the top 20 publication contributors. More».
For more information, contact Elena Karpova in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9266 or karpova@iastate.edu.

June 30, 2016

Journal of Extension publishes article by nutritional science student Morgan Bahl and FSHN associate professor Sarah Francis: The Journal of Extension in June published an article by Morgan Bahl, a senior in nutritional science, and Sarah Francis, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition and specialist with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, about promoting nutrition and wellness statewide through an electronic newsletter. The Words on Wellness newsletter provides research-based nutrition and wellness information to Iowans. Bahl and Francis studied readers’ feedback and demographic information. Bahl then used the information to retool the newsletter to maximize topical interest and educational impact during her internship. Bahl took part in the newsletter as a Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Intern in the spring of 2015, and as a Heddleson intern with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach in the summer of 2015. She's also one of the College of Human Sciences' 2016 Student Sensations. More».
For more information, contact Sarah Francis and Morgan Bahl in food science and human nutrition at mbahl@iastate.edu and slfranci@iastate.edu.

June 28, 2016

FSHN alum Mary Murimi named chancellor of Daystar University in Kenya: Murimi, who in 1996 received her doctorate from Iowa State in food science and human nutrition, is the new chancellor of Daystar University, a Christian liberal arts university with campuses in Nairobi and Athi River, both in Kenya. Murimi has 18 years of experience since starting her teaching and research career. She most recently served as a professor of nutrition at Texas Tech University, and previously worked at Louisiana Tech University. More».
For more information, contact Mary Murimi in food science and human nutrition at 318-513-9406 or barakam53@hotmail.com.

FSHN alum Sandy Huisman named director of the year by School Nutrition Association of Iowa: Huisman, a 1979 Iowa State alum in dietetics and community nutrition, was named director of the year by the School Nutrition Association of Iowa. Huisman is the director of food and nutrition management for the Des Moines Public Schools. She's implemented the Breakfast in the Classroom program, introduced more diverse menu options, and organized a community open house at the district’s central nutrition center. More».
For more information, contact Sandy Huisman in food science and human nutrition at sandy.huisman@dmschools.org.

Barbara Woods receives distinguished service award from AAFCS-Iowa: Barbara Woods, a human sciences special projects manager with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, received the distinguished service award from American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) — Iowa Affiliate. Woods also is an adjunct assistant professor in human development and family studies. Woods received the award at the joint Iowa Family Consumer Science Educators and AAFCS —Iowa Affiliate annual conference June 12 to 14 in Cedar Falls. The award recognizes professional excellence and achievement in family and consumer sciences with outstanding service to AAFCS. More».
For more information, contact Laura Sternweis and Barbara Woods in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-294-0775 and 515-294-9610 or lsternwe@iastate.edu and bawoods@iastate.edu.

June 27, 2016

HDFS alum Jerry McKim wins national Eternal Flame Award: Jerry McKim, a 1990 and 1993 Iowa State University graduate in human development and family studies, was one of five national recipients of the Eternal Flame Award for significant achievement in serving the home energy assistance community. McKim has spoken out and fought for low-income energy consumers for more than 20 years. He has been the Iowa Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) director for the last 19 years, where he has overseen the expenditure of more than $900 million for low-income Iowa utility customers. His efforts include testifying on several occasions before the full U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in support of LIHEAP, developing and conducting a survey of LIHEAP recipients that ultimately led to a report that focused national attention on the consequences of unaffordable energy on low-income citizens, and intervening in various dockets before the Iowa Utilities Board on behalf of low-income consumers. The award is bestowed by the National Energy Assistance Directors' Association. More».
For more information, contact Jerry McKim in human development and family studies at JERRY.MCKIM@iowa.gov.

June 23, 2016

Brian Burt, Mari Kemis, Sarah Rodriguez on team awarded $2 million National Science Foundation grant: The three from the School of Education are on a team of 15 from ‪Iowa State‬ awarded a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a new collaborative instructional model for course design that will transform the education of electrical and computer engineering students, and develop the next generation of engineers. More».
For more information, contact Brian Burt, Mari Kemis, Sarah Rodriguez in the School of Education at 515-294-4466, 515-294-9452, 515-294-8391 or burt@iastate.edu, mrkemis@iastate.edu, srod@iastate.edu.

June 17, 2016

School of Education alum Jason Wiegand wins national outstanding new adviser award: Wiegand, who received his master's degree in education in 2013 and is now an academic adviser in the Greenlee School of Journalism, is the winner of a 2016 Outstanding New Adviser Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The award recognizes outstanding advising of students by advisers in their jobs for three years or less. Wiegand will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception at the NACADA annual conference, Oct. 5 to 8 in Atlanta, Georgia. More».
For more information, contact Jason Wiegand at 515-294-4342 or jwiegand@iastate.edu.

June 16, 2016

Faculty members promoted: A number of College of Human Sciences faculty members are among those granted promotions, in action by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Among those promoted to associate professor with tenure: Isaac Gottesman. Already-tenured faculty promoted to professor include: Stephanie Clark, Ruth Litchfield, Brenda Lohman, Sara Marcketti, Zhiyou Wen, and Susan Wohlsdorf Arendt. More».
For more information, contact Carla Peterson in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-7804 or carlapet@iastate.edu.

Brianna Routh wins best student poster at Cambio de Colores: Routh, a graduate research assistant in human development and family studies, presented at Cambio de Colores. Her poster showed the association between rural, low-income Latino parent relationships and household size in relation to children's nutrition behavior. The results indicate that researchers and practitioners must understand broader family relationships and cultural influences when exploring and addressing individual nutrition behaviors. Kimberly Greder, associate professor in human development and family studies, presented alongside Routh at this year's conference. More».
For more information, contact Brianna Routh in human development and family studies at 515-294-6316 or brouth@iastate.edu.

HDFS graduate student Leslie Dooley wins Kappa Omicron Nu fellowship: Dooley, a graduate student in human development and family studies, was on June 16 named the winner of Kappa Omicron Nu's 2016-2017 Eileen C. Maddex Master's Fellowship. The award, in the amount of $2,000, recognizes Dooley's outstanding scholarship and potential for professional leadership in the human sciences. ‪
For more information, contact Leslie Dooley in human development and family studies at ljdooley@iastate.edu.

June 15, 2016

Pamela White, Barbara Woods, Ashley Garrin receive awards at Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators conference: Pamela White, dean and Dean's Chair of the College of Human Sciences, received the public service award at this year's Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators conference. Barbara Woods in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach received the distinguished service award. And Ashley Garrin received the University Student Award. More».
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in human development and family studies at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

June 14, 2016

HDFS student Kelly Koch crowned Miss Iowa: Congratulations to Iowa State University student Kelly Koch of Waukee, a junior in child, adult, and family services, for being crowned Miss Iowa last weekend! She will represent Iowa in the Miss America pageant, Sept. 11 in Atlantic City. More».
For more information, contact Kelly Koch in human development and family studies at 515-987-8892 or krkoch@iastate.edu.

Alum Ashley Bauer, students Kelly Ridenour, Kaley Ihle receive awards at Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators conference: Ashley Bauer, a recent graduate in family and consumer sciences education and studies, was named FCS student of the year at the Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators conference, which wraps up today in Cedar Falls. FCEdS seniors Kelly Ridenour and Kaley Jo Ihle received scholarships at the conference. In addition, former Iowa State FCEdS program coordinator Lisa Stange received the 2015-2016 Best Award for investing in the profession and community.
For more information, contact Troy Anderson in human development and family studies at andersona.troy@hotmail.com.

June 10, 2016

FSHN alum Justin Moore named CEO of the American Physical Therapy Association: Iowa State University alum Justin Moore will on July 1 become chief executive officer of the American Physical Therapy Association. Moore, who received his bachelor's degree in dietetics from ‪Iowa State‬ in 1993, is a nationally recognized advocate with more than 20 years of experience in physical therapy practice, education, and research. He's currently the association's executive vice president of public affairs. In the College of Human Sciences, Moore has served on the Dean's Advisory Council and in 2014 received the Helen LeBaron Hilton Award. A growing pool of students in kinesiology and health, as well as in food science and human nutrition, go on to medical school and other health professional schools, including those for physical therapy. More».
For more information, contact Justin Moore in food science and human nutrition at 800-999-2782, ext. 8533. or webermoore@gmail.com, justinmoore@apta.org.

June 9, 2016

Iowa State once again ranked as one of the top fashion schools in the nation: New rankings from Fashion-Schools.org show that Iowa State continues to be one of the top fashion schools in the nation. In fashion merchandising, ‪Iowa State‬ is No. 1 in the Midwest, No. 2 nationally, and No. 2 among public schools and colleges. In fashion design, Iowa State ranks No. 2 in the Midwest, No. 8 nationally, and No. 3 among public schools and colleges. More».
For more information, contact Brad Prescott, founder, Fashion-Schools.org in apparel, events, and hospitality management at brad@fashion-schools.org.

June 1, 2016

Iowa State alum Sally Beisser receives research fellowship, excellence in teaching award: Beisser, who received her bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the Iowa State University School of Education, recently became the first woman and Drake University School of Education professor to receive the 2016-2017 Ronald Troyer Research Fellowship, for scholarly accomplishment and future research promise. Her research will advance identification of early childhood giftedness. She also recently received the 2016 Madelyn M. Levitt Teacher of the Year Award, to recognize faculty who exhibit an informed mind in inspirational dialogue with students, rigor in intellectual endeavors, and a contagious enthusiasm for their subject matter. More».
For more information, contact Sally Beisser in the School of Education at sally.beisser@drake.edu.

May 23, 2016

Academic advisers Amber Kargol, Kyle Holtman, Lisa Phillips win regional award for presentation on student behavior: Amber Kargol, an academic adviser in food science and human nutrition, and kinesiology academic advisers Kyle Holtman and Lisa Phillips won Best of Region for their presentation “Using Habit Theory to Influence Student Behavior “ at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 6 conference in Omaha last week. The award is two registrations to the annual conference, Oct. 5-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. The presentation, based on the book "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg, showed that habits can be changed and teaching students about how habits work can positively impact their academics and help them transition to college. "This presentation is great because it can be easily adapted to any audience and is applicable for everyone," Kargol said.
For more information, contact Amber Kargol in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-2553 or akargol@iastate.edu.

May 19, 2016

Alumna Lori Reesor named vice provost and dean of students at Indiana University Bloomington: Lori Reesor, who graduated with a master’s degree in higher education from Iowa State University in 1987, will become the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Indiana University Bloomington pending formal approval by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Reesor currently serves as vice president for student affairs at the University of North Dakota. She received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from Iowa State’s College of Education in 1997. In 1999, she received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the Iowa State Alumni Association. More».
For more information, contact Larry Ebbers in the School of Education at lebbers@iastate.edu.

May 18, 2016

Rey Junco's social media blog makes EdTech Magazine's top 50 must-read list: School of Education associate professor Rey Junco's blog about Social Media in Higher Education made EdTech Magazine's list of 50 must-read higher education IT blogs. EdTech says that "Professor and author Rey Juno sees firsthand how technology impacts today’s college students, but his in-depth research into subjects such as predictive learning outcomes and social media makes his blog an even more penetrating resource for educators." More».
For more information, contact Rey Junco in the School of Education at 515-294-4478 or geek@iastate.edu.

May 11, 2016

Chrishelda Green and Brian Le receive awards at multicultural graduation celebration: Chrishelda Green in child, adult, and family services and Brian Le in kinesiology were recently honored at Iowa State's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs spring graduation celebration. Green received the MSA Award for Academic Excellence and the George Washington Carver Outstanding Student Achievement Award based on nominations and letters of support from faculty. Le received the Multicultural Liaison Officer Award for his contributions to the college as a peer mentor for Connect Four, research with faculty, and service. More».
For more information, contact Carmen Flagge in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-0532 or cflagge@iastate.edu.

School of Education's Bob Reason recognized as Exemplary Faculty Mentor: Bob Reason, a professor in the Iowa State University School of Education, was one of nine ‪Iowa State‬ faculty members honored May 4 with the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. The award recognizes faculty mentors who go above and beyond the formal expectations of Iowa State’s mentoring program. Winners are nominated by their mentees for the positive impact they have made in their lives and careers. Reason was nominated by his mentee, assistant professor Sarah Rodriguez. More».
For more information, contact Rob Schweers in the Office of the Vice President and Provost at 515-294-6142 or rob@iastate.edu.

May 5, 2016

School of Education alumnus Dan Cox elected SAI vice president: School of Education alumnus Dan Cox has been elected vice president of the School Administrators of Iowa. His term on the SAI executive committee will begin September 1, 2016. Cox has served as superintendent of Charles City Community Schools since 2013. He received his superintendent certification through Iowa State University, and earned a Ph.D. in education from Iowa State in 2012. He previously served as principal at Hoover Middle School in Waterloo. More».
For more information, contact Joanne Marshall in the School of Education at 515-294-9995 or jmars@iastate.edu.

May 3, 2016

Benjamin Dralle receives Carnot H. Thomas and Lillian M. Thomas Award: Benjamin Dralle has received the Carnot H. Thomas and Lillian M. Thomas Award from Iowa State University. Dralle is a junior with majors in nutritional science and genetics. The award honors Dralle for demonstrating financial need and showing meritorious academic achievement and professional potential. More».
For more information, contact Benjamin Dralle in food science and human nutrition at btdralle@iastate.edu.

Charles F. Frederiksen Leadership Award presented to Caitlin Theros: Iowa State University has bestowed the Charles F. Frederiksen Leadership Award to Caitlin Theros. Theros is a senior in event management. The award identifies Theros for demonstrating exceptional service to the university community through contributions to on-campus student leadership, involvement in building community within university-owned housing, and scholarship. More».
For more information, contact Caitlin Theros in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 815-455-3765 or catheros@iastate.edu.

Britney Williams accepts David W. and Ellen J. Raisbeck Leadership Award: Britney Williams has accepted the David W. and Ellen J. Raisbeck Leadership Award from Iowa State University. Williams is a senior in kinesiology and health. The award recognizes Williams for modeling commendable leadership. More».
For more information, contact Britney Williams in kinesiology at 630-818-5385 or bswill@iastate.edu.

David W. and Ellen J. Raisbeck Leadership Award granted to Mica Magtoto: Iowa State University has granted the David W. and Ellen J. Raisbeck Leadership Award to Mica Magtoto. Magtoto is a junior with majors in nutritional science, public relations, and international agricultural. The award acknowledges Magtoto for exhibiting superior leadership. More».
For more information, contact Mica Magtoto in food science and human nutrition at 515-708-5175 or mmagtoto@iastate.edu.

Kiran Sharma honored with David J. Henry All-University Leadership and Academic Excellence Award: Kiran Sharma has been honored with the David J. Henry All-University Leadership and Academic Excellence Award from Iowa State University. Sharma is a senior in kinesiology and health. The award recognizes Sharma for showing potential for an outstanding professional career as well as for emulating laudable leadership and academic qualities. More».
For more information, contact Kiran Sharma in kinesiology at 515-392-3242 or kjsharma@iastate.edu.

Mariah Dougherty receives W. Robert Parks and Ellen Sorge Parks Senior Scholarship: Mariah Dougherty has received the W. Robert Parks and Ellen Sorge Parks Senior Scholarship from Iowa State University. Dougherty is a senior in dietetics. The award cites Dougherty for demonstrating excellence in scholarship, leadership, university involvement, and community service, with the promise of continued involvement with Iowa State as an alumna. More».
For more information, contact Mariah Dougherty in food science and human nutrition at mariahd@iastate.edu.

Eight College of Human Sciences students among 20 honored with ISU Student Leadership Awards: College of Human Sciences students comprised nine of the 20 students honored with Student Leadership Awards at Iowa State University’s award ceremony on April 24 in the Memorial Union. Students in College of Human Sciences programs who were honored include: Benjamin Dralle, nutritional science; Mariah Dougherty, dietetics; Christina Hillman, child, adult, and family services; Mica Magtoto, nutritional science; Kiran Sharma, kinesiology and health; Caitlin Theros, event management; Britney Williams, kinesiology and health; Joe Webb, nutritional science. More».
For more information, contact Student Financial Aid at 515-294-2223 or scholarships@iastate.edu@iastate.edu.

Karen Colbert, Ann Marie Fiore, Peter Martin, Nicci Port, Daniel Russell, Kevin Schalinske, Jeanne Stewart, selected for ISU awards: Faculty and staff members who will be honored with awards from Iowa State University include: Karen Colbert, program coordinator in human development and family studies, Professional and Scientific Excellence Award; Ann Marie Fiore, professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, University Professor; Peter Martin, professor in human development and family studies, University Professor; Nicci Port, administrative specialist in human sciences administration, Carroll Ringgenberg Award; Daniel Russell, professor in human development and family studies, Regents Award for Faculty Excellence; Kevin Schalinske, professor in food science and human nutrition, Regents Award for Faculty Excellence; Jeanne Stewart, assistant scientist in the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center, Regents Award for Staff Excellence. The honorees will be recognized at the University Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Great Hall of Memorial Union. More».
For more information, contact Megan Landolt at Iowa State University at 515-294-1508 or mlandolt@iastate.edu.

Ann Marie Fiore and Peter Martin named University Professors: Peter Martin, a professor of gerontology in human development and family studies, and Ann Marie Fiore, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, have been named University Professors by Iowa State University. The honor, which includes a permanent increase of $6000 in base salary and the title of University Professor, recognizes faculty members whose professional work has effected positive, significant institutional change at Iowa State over an extended period of time. Fiore and Martin will be recognized at the University Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., September 26, in the Great Hall of Memorial Union. More».
For more information, contact Megan Landolt in the President at 515-294-1508 or mlandolt@iastate.edu.

April 27, 2016

Apparel, merchandising, and design faculty and alum receive Outstanding Paper Award: The article “Exploring Apparel Purchase Issues with Plus-size Female Teens” was named outstanding paper by the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management's editorial team as part of the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The article was co-authored by Laurel Romeo, a Ph.D graduate from apparel, merchandising, and design, and her major professor, Young-A Lee. To increase dissemination of this high quality article, the journal has made it available for free for one year, and it will be made the journal’s sample article. More».
For more information, contact Young-A Lee in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7826 or ylee@iastate.edu.

April 25, 2016

Apparel, merchandising and design alum Peggy Wang wins People's Choice Award at Red Dress Exhibit: Six apparel, merchandising, and design students on Friday featured their work in the Red Dress Exhibit at the Go Red For Women - American Heart Association luncheon, held at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center. The event aimed to call attention to heart disease and prevention in women. Peggy Wang, a 2015 alumna, won the People's Choice Award and a $100 scholarship for her entry (third from left). The other dresses were designed by students Lea Dochterman, Emily Clark, Allisa Kliewer, Jaimie Towle, and Allison Kirstukas. More».
For more information, contact Sharon Wirth in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6964 or skwirth@iastate.edu.

April 19, 2016

Fourteen to be honored at the College of Human Sciences faculty and staff awards this Thursday: Dean Pamela White congratulates the following awardees of the 2016 College of Human Sciences Faculty and Staff Awards: Ann Smiley-Oyen, Laura Ellingson, Byron Brehm-Stecher, Leah Kinnaird, Catie Funk, Linda Ritland, Elizabeth Stegemoller, Lisa Enloe, Hector Angus, Sharon Drake, Jean Anderson, Suzanne Bartholomae, Larry Ebbers, and Victor Miller. The recipients will be honored at a reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 in the Gallery of Memorial Union. More».
For more information, contact Theresa Boettcher in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-5380 or theresab@iastate.edu.

April 15, 2016

Four from the College of Human Sciences to graduate from the Emerging Leaders Academy: Katherine Richardson Bruna in the School of Education, Warren Franke in kinesiology, Sara Marcketti in apparel, merchandising, and design, and Kevin Schalinske in food science and human nutrition will be graduating from the Emerging Leaders Academy, a university-wide program established to enhance leadership development for our tenured faculty and P&S staff. The graduation ceremony will be held 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 9 at the ISU Alumni Center. More».
For more information, contact Karen Couves at 515-294-8991 or kcouves@iastate.edu.

Juan Bao named Heddleson summer intern: Juan Bao, a graduate student in human development and family studies, will serve as one of three interns this summer. Coordinated by Iowa State University Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, the Heddleson Internship program is designed to support student experiences that prepare individuals for a career in extension or community outreach. Bao's interests are focused on family health and resilience. She is working in the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting evaluation program as a research assistant in the human development and family studies program at Iowa State University. MIECHVII programs target vulnerable families to promote child development and family health. For the internship, Bao will work closely with Rosa Gonzalez and Mary Krisco, specialists with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. Juan will learn about extension programs such as the Together We Can program, focusing on how the program is marketed, implemented, and evaluated. More».
For more information, contact Juan Bao at jbao@iastate.edu.

Elizabeth Meyerholz tapped by Heddleson internship program: Elizabeth Meyerholz, a senior in nutritional science, will serve as one of three 2016 Heddleson interns this summer. The Heddleson Internship program is designed by Iowa State University Human Sciences Extension and Outreach to support student experiences that prepare individuals for a career in extension or community outreach. Meyerholz is interested in the areas of nutrition, public health, and food system assessment for a specific community. In the internship, she will work closely with Courtney Long, an Iowa State University member of the local foods team, who manages the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit program that works with communities on a three-year process to develop and design their local food systems. Related to this work, Meyerholz will work with Ann Torbert, a 4-H Youth Development specialist, in the Cedar Rapids office. More».
For more information, contact Elizabeth Meyerholz at lizm@iastate.edu.

Allison Kral to complete Heddleson summer internship: Allison Kral, a senior in dietetics, will serve as one of three 2016 Heddleson interns this summer. The Heddleson Internship program is designed to support student experiences that prepare individuals for a career in extension or community outreach. Kral is interested in helping to promote a healthy lifestyle through outreach and education about nutrition to the community. Kral will work with 4-H on Wheels, a hands-on program for youth in first through fifth grade, and Wellness and Independence through Nutrition, a program that raises older adults' awareness of the nutritional benefits of food assistance. During the internship, she will work with Rachel Wall, a specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, and Janet Martin, a specialist with 4-H Youth Development specialist. More».
For more information, contact Allison Kral at alkral@iastate.edu.

April 13, 2016

Eric Brown elected director of membership for international hospitality association: Brown, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was recently elected as director of membership for the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), a professional association for the hospitality and tourism industry. Brown, who takes office July 21, currently serves as Central Federation president. More».
For more information, contact Eric Brown in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8474 or ebrown@iastate.edu.

April 11, 2016

Fifteen students named 2016 Student Sensations: The College of Human Sciences has announced the selected recipients of the 2016 Student Sensations honors. Morgan Bahl, Kelsey Clay, Kelsey Finn, Caleb Hanner, Alisha Humiston, Ashley Meyn, Leah Miller, Bailey Oberbroeckling, Shelly Palmer, Jeff Robson, Rebecca Schrodt, Kiran Sharma, Zoey Sternquist, Valerie Vander Linden and Britney Williams will be honored at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 in the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom. Honorees were nominated by faculty, staff, and fellow students for their individual contributions to academic departments, student life, and their communities. In recognition of this award, Student Sensations posters will be displayed throughout the college's buildings for the following year. More».
For more information, contact Danielle Bursell in the Human Sciences (Student) Council at dbursell@iastate.edu.

April 6, 2016

Isaac Gottesman's new book released: A new book by Isaac Gottesman, an assistant professor in the School of Education, has been released by Routledge as part of the publisher's "Critical Social Thought" book series. "The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race" has received praise from historians and sociologists of education. Zeus Leonardo, a professor of education at the University of California at Berkeley, wrote, "Gottesman provides the analytics that force us all to struggle with the burdens of the past without a clear path to the future other than the insistence on social justice. Books like The Critical Turn in Education only appear once in a generation. We don’t just read it, we are deeply affected by it." More».
For more information, contact Isaac Gottesman in the School of Education at 515-294-0438 or isaacg@iastate.edu.

April 5, 2016

Tong Wang named Fellow of American Oil Chemists' Society: The American Oil Chemists' Society has named Tong Wang a Fellow of the organization. Wang is a professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University. The honor recognizes individuals for outstanding achievements in science or extraordinary service to the society. The 2016 Fellows were announced in the society's March newsletter. More».
For more information, contact Tong Wang in food science and human nutrition at 4-5448 or tongwang@iastate.edu.

Iowa State's course in personal and family finance passes quality certification: The course, HDFS 283, taught by lecturer Jeanna Nation, recently passed its three-person external course review and can now be referenced as a Certified Quality Matters course. Nation is working through the final paperwork to receive the actual certification, but that should be completed in the next week or so. The course scored 97/99 and an 84/99 was required to pass.
For more information, contact Jeanna Nation in human development and family studies at 515-294-8644 or jnation@iastate.edu.

April 4, 2016

Ana-Paula Correia to receive award at Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) convention: Correia, an associate professor in the School of Education, and Andrea Lynn have been selected as the "Outstanding research and theory division-sponsored accepted proposal" for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology convention, Oct. 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award by AECT's Research and Theory Division Board came for Correia's and Lynn's proposal, "Understanding the use of tablet devices in the classroom when teaching learners diagnosed with autism." The proposal was selected based on overall scores given by three reviewers and the comments supporting the significance of their research. More».
For more information, contact Ana Paula Correia in the School of Education at 515-294-9376 or acorreia@iastate.edu.

Food Science Club members take third place in Food Science Bowl: Last weekend (April 1-2), members of the Food Science Club competed in the Food Science Bowl hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association at the organization's North Central meeting. The Iowa Staters traveled to the University of Wisconsin - Madison where students ate plenty of cheese, learned about hot topics in food science, and networked with other food science students the region. The ISU Food Science College Bowl team competed and took third place. College Bowl members include: Michaela Minock, Anne Seely, Alden Riak, and Jessica Schaumburg.
For more information, contact Jessica Schaumburg in food science and human nutrition at jschaum@iastate.edu.

Fifty-six students to be initiated into human sciences honor societies this weekend: Eighteen students will this weekend be initiated into Kappa Omicron Nu, the leading honor society for students in human sciences; and 38 students will be initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in family and consumer sciences. The initiation ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10 in the Scheman Building first-floor lobby, with refreshments starting at 2:30 p.m. Honor cords will also be awarded to graduating seniors. Kappa Omicron Nu initiates include Erin Anderson, Jordan Branch, Leah Brooke, Abigail Elston, Kylee Funk, Christine Gulasy, Gretchen Henningsen, Jennifer Hubbs, Elizabeth Kraidich, Allison Lansman, Jillian Letsche, Jessica Lundberg, Brannan Murphy, Molly Odzer, Hanyi Shen, Madison Walker, Hailee Weiss, and Brodie Wilson. Phi Upsilon Omicron initiates include Miranda Ayers, Allisyn Berg, Leah Brooke, Mariah Butterbrodt, Marci Davison, Katelyn Fane, Maggie Grell, Christine Gulasy, Marissa Hasselbusch, Piper Head, Gretchen Henningsen, Katrina Hoffmann, Mackenzie Jones, Kylie Krueger, Brianna Laughlin, Jonni Lenzini, Jillian Letsche, Hannah Marston, Wendy Matthews, Brenna Menning, Sarah Menzel, Janet Millikan, Rachael Mueller, Kacey Pietz, Kate Roozeboom, Samantha Saunders, Amberly Scheffelman, Erika Serbousek, Amy Shane-Nichols, Ashley Smith, Tierney Sothman, Tiffany Sult, Nicole Van Wyk, Rebecca Wallace, Katie Walrod, Hailee Weiss, Cassidy Welch, and Cady Wendel. More».
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in administration at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

Nicci Port receives LGBT award: Port, an administrative specialist in the dean's office of the College of Human Sciences, will this week receive the LGBT Student Services Award for Community Development. The award is given to an individual who has taken a leadership role in developing LGBTQA communities who has built bridges between and among communities. She'll receive the award at the Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards Reception, which will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 in the atrium of Hach Hall. The award and reception are presented by the Margaret Sloss Women's Center and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Services Center. More».
For more information, contact Nicci Port in administration at 515-294-9207 or nport@iastate.edu.

Rachel Wonderlich, a senior in child, adult, and family services, is national Student Employee of the Year: Wonderlich works as an intern with the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program as part of Iowa State University's Extension and Outreach, focusing on global citizenship. She was nominated by Brenda Allen, a State 4-H Youth Development Program Specialist and graduate student in the Human Development and Family Studies department, for the ISU Student Employee of the Year, which she received and then went on to be selected as State of Iowa, Midwest Regional, and finally National Student Employee of the Year.
For more information, contact Brenda Allen in human development and family studies at bsallen@iastate.edu.

April 3, 2016

Denise Schmidt-Crawford named president-elect of SITE: Members of the Society for Technology and Teacher Education have voted Denise Schmidt-Crawford in as their president-elect. Schmidt-Crawford is an associate professor in the School of Education and director of the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching. The international organization's members work together to advance knowledge, theory, and the quality of learning and teaching at all levels through innovative use of information technologies. More».
For more information, contact Denise Schmidt-Crawford in the School of Education at 515-294-9141 or dschmidt@iastate.edu.

April 1, 2016

Four students and four faculty of the College of Human Sciences named Exemplary Peer Mentors and Supervisors by Iowa State University: Kenzie Besch - Food Science & Human Nutrition, Liz Happ - Food Science & Human Nutrition, Gabby King - Kinesiology, Tanna Mafnas - Kinesiology are four of 20 students named to the Exemplary Peer Mentors list named by Iowa State University. Chuck Achter — Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers, Kyle Holtman — Kinesiology, Amber Kargol — Food Science & Human Nutrition, Lisa Phillips — Kinesiology are four of 10 supervisors named to the Exemplary Peer Supervisors list by Iowa State University. More».
For more information, contact Jen Leptien at 294-1948 or jenl@iastate.edu.

March 29, 2016

Alum Heather James named as her district's nominee for elementary Kansas Teacher of the Year: James, who received her bachelor's degree in 2007 from Iowa State University, was recently named her school district's elementary nominee for Kansas Teacher of the Year. James is a first-grade teacher at Valley Park Elementary in Kansas. She has worked in the Blue Valley school district for nine years. More».
For more information, contact Heather James in the School of Education at hjames@bluevalleyk12.org.

March 25, 2016

Jordan Arellanes chosen for competitive poster presentation on research that addresses diversity issues in adolescence: Jordan Arellanes, a graduate student in human development and family studies was chosen through a competitive selection process to give his presentation "The Examination of Latino Youth Education Through Ecological Factors" at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting "Adolescence in Diverse Contexts" Poster Session 1 Reception and Breakfast Hour, which focuses exclusively on research that addresses diversity issues in adolescence. More».
For more information, contact Brenda Lohman in human development and family studies at 515-294-6230 or blohman@iastate.edu.

March 23, 2016

Collegiately Creative conference exceeds its crowdfunding goal: With six hours to spare, the Event Management Club's first annual Collegiately Creative conference exceeded its $2,000 fundraising goal through crowdfunding, the practice of funding a project by raising money through small gifts from a large number of people. Event Management Club used the FundISU platform, hosted by the ISU Foundation. This all-day conference for college students will feature guest speakers to inspire and encourage attendees on all aspects of creativity and entrepreneurship. Collegiately Creative will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16 in LeBaron and MacKay halls. The registration fee is $25 for all attendees and registration is currently open online. More».
For more information, contact Taylor Smith in apparel, events, and hospitality management at smithtr@iastate.edu.

March 21, 2016

Student designer Kate Bruce wins Thursday showcase at Omaha Fashion Week: Bruce, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design and one of two producers of The Fashion Show 2016, won Thursday night's showcase at Omaha Fashion Week. Her collection showcased the beauty of everyday objects such as office supplies. More».
For more information, contact Kate Bruce in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 630-632-0424 or kgbruce@iastate.edu.

Athletic trainer Vic Miller joins men's basketball team in advancing to the NCAA tournament's sweet 16: Miller, the assistant director and clinical coordinator of Iowa State University's athletic training program, is also the athletic trainer for Iowa State's men's basketball team. He once again joined the team this week in advancing to the sweet 16 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The team plays at 6:10 p.m. Friday against Virginia. The game will be broadcast on CBS – which is KCCI Channel 8 in central Iowa. More».
For more information, contact Vic Miller in kinesiology at 515-294-3587 or vmiller@iastate.edu.

March 17, 2016

Alum Todd Snyder nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year: Snyder, a 1992 Iowa State University alum and Ames native, was nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year in this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards. The nomination is a step up from years past. He's previously been nominated for best new menswear designer. More».
For more information, contact Chris Wise in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-4997 or clwise@iastate.edu.

March 16, 2016

Elena Karpova and Young-A Lee tapped to receive ITAA honors for scholarship and research excellence: Elena Karpova and Young-A Lee, associate professors in apparel, events, and hospitality management, will each receive the Mid-Career Excellence Award from the International Textile and Apparel Association. The award distinguishes their scholarship and research excellence. They will be among the first recipients of this newly established award at the organization's annual meeting, November 8-11 in Vancouver, British Columbia. More».
For more information, contact Robert Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8550 or drbob@iastate.edu.

Four culinary food science students win first place at the student Taste of Elegance competition from Iowa Pork Producers Association: Culinary food science students Sam Wiesenfeld, Toluwani Awokoya, Brian Klopf, and Casey Halder defeated 13 other teams from five culinary schools to claim first place at the annual student Taste of Elegance competition hosted by Iowa Pork Producers Association. Libby Schlarbaum, Kaitlyn Scheuermann, and Shane Brewer also presented their restaurant-ready dishes. Congratulations to the teams for all their hard work and determination! More».
For more information, contact Megan Pulse in food science and human nutrition at 515 294-9166 or mjpulse@iastate.edu.

Eulanda Sanders to be honored by Colorado State University in Legacies and Leaders series: Sanders, Iowa State University's Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing, is the first former faculty member to be honored in the Legacies and Leaders series by the Colorado State University College of Health and Human Sciences. The event will be held in the Avenir Museum on March 31. As a Legacies and Leaders honoree, Sanders will have a story and video published about her accomplishments. A gift fund will also be made in her name.
For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7857 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

AESHM alum Julie Boettger named Outstanding Administrator by Hammond Education Foundation: Boettger, an Iowa State University alumna who in 2009 received her doctorate in foodservice and lodging management in the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, was on March 10 named the Hammond Education Foundation's Outstanding Administrator of the Year. More».
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8550 or drbob@iastate.edu.

Ruth Litchfield, Angela Shaw, Mary Krisco, Barb Fuller honored at ISU Extension and Outreach annual conference: Litchfield, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, won the Excellence in Research-based Programming Award at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach annual conference. Shaw, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, won the Creativity in Service to All Iowans Award. Krisco, a field specialist, received the Impacting Iowans Award. Fuller, who's also a field specialist, won the Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Service Award. And the Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Team won the Powerful Partnerships Award. More».
For more information, contact Debra Sellers in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-294-2312 or dsellers@iastate.edu.

Brenda Schmitt honored with Professional and Scientific Council's Woodin CYtation Award: Brenda Schmitt, a field specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, has received the Woodin CYtation Award from the Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Council. The award recognizes Schmitt for demonstrating exemplary service to P&S employees, along with leadership, innovation, and initiative. More».
For more information, contact Tera Lawson, ISU P&S Council president and program coordinator in the School of Education at 515-294-7280 or tjlawson@iastate.edu.

Martha Stewart receives Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Award: Martha Stewart, a human services specialist in human development and family studies, received a Cytation Award from the Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Council. More».
For more information, contact Tera Lawson, ISU P&S Council President and program coordinator in the School of Education at 515-294-7280 or tjlawson@iastate.edu.

March 15, 2016

Alum Kristie Kuhse named a Merit Finalist in AAFCS teaching competition: Kuhse, who graduated from Iowa State in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in family and consumer sciences education and studies, has been named one of two 2016 Merit Finalists in the annual National Teacher of the Year competition, by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Kuhse, a teacher at Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School who was the Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educator of the Year in 2009, will be recognized with the national runner-up honor at the association's 107th annual conference, June 22-25, in Bellevue, Washington.
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

March 4, 2016

Marian Kohut and Greg Welk named first-ever Barbara E. Forker Professors in Kinesiology: Barbara E. Forker was instrumental in physical education at Iowa State University and beyond. Forker served as the first chairperson of the co-ed Department of Physical Education, which has evolved into the Department of Kinesiology. This is the first time anyone has been named to these endowed positions.
For more information, contact Philip Martin in kinesiology at 515-294-8009 or pemartin@iastate.edu.

March 3, 2016

Kinesiology and health senior Markus Flynn receives 2016 NCORE/ISCORE Brenda Jones Change Agent Award: Markus Flynn has been instrumental in creating a more inclusive community through coordinating demonstrations, mentoring students, and advocating for students of color at Iowa State. He is the kind of person who doesn’t focus on the problem but, rather, devotes his efforts to seeking solutions to the problem. The award was established in 2012, to honor Brenda Jones, an internationally-recognized artist who created fourteen original paintings for ISCORE. More».
For more information, contact Philip Martin, Warren Franke in kinesiology at 515-294-8009 or 515-294-8257 or pemartin@iastate.edu or wfranke@iastate.edu.

February 26, 2016

Katherine Bruna receives honorable mention for 2016 Community Advocacy award from the Critical Educators for Social Justice group: Katherine Bruna is awarded this honor for her deep commitment to activism and social justice. Bruna has been invited to attend the American Educational Research Association conference in Washington D.C. More».
For more information, contact Katherine Bruna in the School of Education at 515-294-4144 or krbruna@iastate.edu.

Kaylen Anderson, a junior studying Event Management, has been named the official intern for Iowa State University's Human Sciences Week 2016: Kaylen Anderson was selected by the Human Sciences Week advisers through a competitive process. Anderson will work with the student co-chairs to arrange a full week of events celebrating the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University.
For more information, contact Kaylen Anderson in apparel, events, and hospitality management at kaylen@iastate.edu.

February 25, 2016

Christina Hillman, a senior in child, adult, and family services, earns Wallace E. Barron award: Hillman is awarded based on her contributions to making Iowa State a better place to live, learn, and grow. More».
For more information, contact Christina Hillman in human development and family studies at hillman@iastate.edu.

February 24, 2016

College of Human Sciences students Jenna Peterson and Maranda Hahn named co-chairs for Human Sciences Week 2016: Jenna Peterson and Maranda Hahn will head the student leadership team for the 2016 Human Sciences Week. Human Sciences Week will be September 26 through September 30, 2016.
For more information, contact Jenna Peterson, Maranda Hahn in the College of Human Sciences at jjp@iastate.edu, rjhahn@iastate.edu.

Larry Ebbers, a professor in the school of Education, gets award from the Iowa Associated of Community College Trustees named after him: Larry Ebbers was not only honored with the 2016 Honorary Trustee Award from the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees on Tuesday. In honor of his work to better community colleges, the Trustees declared the honor will hereafter be named "The Ebbers Award."
For more information, contact Larry Ebbers in the School of Education at 515-294-8067 or lebbers@iastate.edu.

The Fashion Show exceeds its crowdfunding goal; begins ticket presales: With three days to spare, The Fashion Show 2016 exceeded its $20,000 fundraising goal through crowdfunding, the practice of funding a project by raising money through small gifts from a large number of people. The Fashion Show used the FundISU platform, hosted by the ISU Foundation. Ticket presales began Monday for The Fashion Show 2016, scheduled for 7 p.m. April 9 in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium. The show will feature more than 150 student-designed garments on the runway and in mounted exhibitions. Public sales begin March 7. Tickets are $16 for students, $22 for adults, and $20 for groups of six or more at the Iowa State Center box office, or $28.25 through Ticketmaster. More».
For more information, contact Sarah Bennett in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7527 or sbennett@iastate.edu.

Nutritional science senior Joe Webb receives Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award: Joe Webb received the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award for making Iowa State a better place through his leadership in many on and off-campus clubs and organizations. This award is given out by the Iowa State University Alumni Association to two to five seniors every year. More».
For more information, contact Joe Webb in food science and human nutrition at jlwebb@iastate.edu.

February 11, 2016

School of Education alum Andrew Ryder internationally recognized as emerging scholar designee: Ryder, who graduated from Iowa State in 1996 with his master's degree and 2011 with his doctorate in higher education, has been named an "emerging scholar designee" for 2016 to 2018 by the American College Personnel Association-College Student Educators International. He'll be one of five recognized at the group's annual convention in Montreal in early March. In addition, he will receive a $3,000 grant to support his continued research on a set of policy-based indicators of campus climate to augment an existing national assessment of campus climate for personal and social responsibility. Ryder is an assistant professor of higher education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. School of Education professor Nancy Evans and former director John Schuh provided letters of support for Ryder, whose research connected to the project involved working with professor Bob Reason on the development of institution-level policy measures for studying campus climates for civic learning. More».
For more information, contact Andrew Ryder in the School of Education at 910-962-7318 or rydera@uncw.edu.

February 8, 2016

Iowa State's Master of Family and Consumer Sciences in dietetics ranks sixth among affordable online degrees in nutrition: OnlineU.org has ranked Iowa State University's online master's program in dietetics sixth highest among the 20 most affordable online degrees in the field of nutrition. Iowa State's 36-credit Master of Family and Consumer Sciences degree program with a specialization in dietetics prepares Registered Dietitians to practice at an advanced level. The coursework develops research skills, stimulates independent thought, and provides the latest information on foods, nutrition, food service, and business management. The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. More».
For more information, contact Sarah Francis in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-1456 or slfranci@iastate.edu.

February 2, 2016

Christina Hillman and Joe Webb tapped to receive 2016 Wallace E Barron Award: Christina Hillman in child, adult, and family services and Joe Webb in nutritional science and pre-health have been named among the five Iowa State University students to receive the 2016 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The honor recognizes outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university and community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. The awards will be presented on Friday, April 22, at the ISU Alumni Association Young Alumni Council luncheon. More».
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

January 25, 2016

HDFS graduate students Andrew Dismukes and Sarah Bickelhaupt win Outstanding Emerging Professional Award: Dismukes and Bickelhaupt, two graduate students in human development and family studies, are the recipients of the 2016 HDFS Outstanding Emerging Professional Award for demonstrating outstanding research productivity, excellence in classroom teaching, and exceptional service and outreach. More».
For more information, contact Brenda Nelson in human development and family studies at 515-294-6321 or bnelson@iastate.edu.

January 15, 2016

Erick Estrada, Karter Ewing, Wiliam Franke, Maranda Hahn, Casey Halder, Cynthia Reyes, and Megan Slattery announced as Cyclone Aides: The seven new Cyclone Aides for the College of Human Sciences include: Erick Estrada, a junior in early childhood education; Karter Ewing, a sophomore in exercise science; William Franke, a freshman in pre-health professions; Randi (Maranda) Hahn, a junior in pre-health professions; Casey Halder, a senior in culinary science; Cynthia Reyes, a freshman elementary education; Megan Slattery, a sophomore diet and exercise. Cyclone Aides lead new and transfer students through orientation and Destination Iowa State. Cyclone Aides help select and supervise Team leaders and plan activities for the events. More».
For more information, contact Laura Kilbride in student services at 515-294-8436 or kilbride@iastate.edu.

January 11, 2016

Nine AESHM students receive YMA scholarships; travel to New York: AESHM students Caroline Bailey, Chelsea Blake, Ashlynn Boerhave, Kate Bruce, Hanna Hoch, Kathryn Kaalberg, Elizabeth Kraidich, Christina Meissner, and Sabrina Skerston are all winners of $5,000 YMA Fashion Scholarships this year. The students are in New York City, Jan. 11-13 for an educational conference, gala awards dinner attended by more than 1,200 fashion executives, and career fair. The nine Iowa State students were selected from about 400 applicants from 48 schools. This is the largest number of scholarships that Iowa State has ever received, said academic adviser and internship coordinator Ann Thye. See photos on Facebook and Twitter. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.

Cathann Kress named W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trustee: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has elected Cathann Kress as a new trustee to its board of directors. Kress is Iowa State University’s vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach and a tenured professor in the School of Education. More».
For more information, contact Cathann Kress in the School of Education at cathann@iastate.edu.

January 7, 2016

Linda Niehm named Dean's Faculty Fellow for 2016-2018: Linda Niehm, professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, has been named the College of Human Sciences Dean's Faculty Fellow for 2016-2018, effective July 1. Niehm, whose research focuses on entrepreneurship and small business, will use the $60,000 in funding over two years to conduct a needs assessment on entrepreneurship opportunities for underserved rural populations in Iowa. With her colleague Eulanda Sanders, Niehm will also develop a research program leading up to the launch of the ISU Student Innovation Center. She will also expand her international entrepreneurship research and outreach in collaboration with researchers at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Niehm is the second individual to earn the honor. Byron Brehm-Stecher, associate professor in food science and human nutrition and the college's inaugural Dean's Faculty Fellow, began his two-term in July 2015. More».
For more information, contact Pamela White in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-5380 or pjwhite@iastate.edu.

December 15, 2015

Ames named best college town in nation by American Institute for Economic Research: Ames was ranked number 1 among the 75 top college destinations across America by the American Institute for Economic Research. Top ratings for low cost of living and high STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) employment opportunities contributed to the overall number 1 ranking. More».
For more information, contact American Institute for Economic Research in Other at 888-528-1216 or info@aier.org.

December 11, 2015

School of Education doctoral student Jacob Pleasants receives the NC-ASTE Graduate Student Research Award: Jacob Pleasants, a doctoral student in the School of Education, has received the Graduate Student Research Award from the North Central Association for Science Teacher Education. The award includes a monetary prize and attendance to the Association of Science Teacher Education national meeting. More».
For more information, contact Jacob Pleasants in the School of Education at jbpleasa@iastate.edu.

December 4, 2015

FSHN's Ashley Moyna receives Robert Hatoff “Center of the Plate” Memorial Scholarship: Ashley Moyna, senior in Culinary Science, received Robert Hatoff “Center of the Plate” Memorial Scholarship from North American Meat Institute. This will be used to advance her studies in culinary science and dietetics at Iowa State University.
For more information, contact Megan Pulse in food science and human nutrition at mjpulse@iastate.edu.

College of Human Sciences raises $22,349 for United Way: The College of Human Sciences raised $22,349 for United Way this year, surpassing its 2015 goal of $19,000 by 17.6 percent. Contributions to United Way were raised by an online auction, pie-in-the-face contest, and T-shirt sales. More».
For more information, contact Dynette Moster in administration at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

November 30, 2015

Ann Gansemer-Topf, Aurelia Kollasch, Jie Sun win best paper award from the Association for Institutional Research: Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education, is the recipient of a 2015 Charles F. Elton Best Paper award from the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) for her paper, "A house divided? Examining persistence for on-campus STEM and Non-STEM students." The award honors scholarship that exemplifies the standards of excellence established by the award's namesake and "makes significant contributions to the field of institutional research and decision-making in higher education." Co-authors of the paper are Aurelia Kollasch, a former postdoc in the School of Education who is now a senior research analyst in the Department of Residence at Iowa State; and Jie Sun, a former doctoral student in the School of Education who is now working as a research analyst at Southern Methodist University. More».
For more information, contact Ann Gansemer-Topf in the School of Education at 515-294-7635 or anngt@iastate.edu.

Iowa State's AMD scholars top award winners at International Textile and Apparel Association's annual conference with 17 awards: The apparel, merchandising, and design program's students and faculty received 15 awards, more than any other school, and an alum won two awards, at the International Textile and Apparel Association's annual conference on November 9-13. The Iowa State AMD program presented the most scholarly works at the conference for a fifth year in a row. Iowa State took home the most awards of any university and the majority of awards presented at the meeting. More».
For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7857 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

HDFS doctoral student Jordan Arellanes named outstanding graduate of master's program in Colorado: Arellanes, a graduate research assistant and doctoral student in human development and family studies, was recently named the Outstanding Graduate at the University of Colorado Denver's School of Education and Human Development. He graduates with a master's degree this December in Colorado, where he worked with HDFS alumnus Ruben Viramontez Anguiano. At Iowa State, he's a doctoral student working with Brenda Lohman and Kimberly Greder, preparing for a future career as a professor at a research-intensive university. He hopes to conduct research with Latino adolescents and the effects of fathers on educational attainment. Arellanes has been named the inaugural Dorothy A. Wyant Fellow in Family Health, a new doctoral fellowship in family health at Iowa State that includes a three-year stipend ($21,600 yearly) and scholarship ($5,000 yearly) as well as health insurance, 100 percent tuition reimbursement, and $1,000 in travel funds per year. More».
For more information, contact Brenda Lohman in human development and family studies at 515-294-6230 or blohman@iastate.edu.

Cheng Yieng Chan, Callie Ebel, and Erina Gunawan take first in the Iowa Section IFT Culinary Challenge: Cheng Yieng Chan and Callie Ebel, both seniors in food science, and Erina Gunawan, a graduate student in business administration, of the team "Poppin'licious" won first place at the Iowa Section of the Institute of Food Technologists' Culinary Challenge. Each group was challenged with creating bite-size food items using popcorn as the main ingredients. See photos on both Food Science and Human Nutrition and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Facebook pages.
For more information, contact Megan Pulse in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9166 or mjpulse@iastate.edu.

November 16, 2015

Ciara McCarty, Stephanie Young, and Kaitlyn Hennings place second in Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine quiz bowl: Ciara McCarty, Stephanie Young, and Kaitlyn Hennings, all students in the Kinesiology department, took home second place in the quiz bowl at the annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the American college of Sports Medicine in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 6-7. McCarty, Young, and Hennings were among the fourteen Iowa State students that attending the meeting with Laura Ellingson, assistant professor in kinesiology.
For more information, contact Laura Ellingson in kinesiology at ellingl@iastate.edu.

Kinesiology grad student Katie Bus wins outstanding Masters student poster award: Katie Bus, a masters student in the Kinesiology department, won the outstand Masters student poster award at the annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bus was one of fourteen Iowa State students who attended the conference on November 6-7 with Laura Ellingson, assistant professor in Kinesiology.
For more information, contact Laura Ellingson in kinesiology at ellingl@iastate.edu.

November 12, 2015

FSHN's Anne Oldham selected as 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar honoree: Anne Oldham, an academic adviser in Food Science and Human Nutrition, was selected as a 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar honoree by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. The calendar recognizes women with outstanding leadership that have made a difference at Iowa State. The 2016 calendar will be officially unveiled during a reception recognizing the 12 honorees on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. The reception is free and open to the public. More».
For more information, contact Anne Oldham in food science and human nutrition at aoldham@iastate.edu.

Christina Hillman, HDFS student, selected as 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar honoree: Christina Hillman, a senior studying child, adult, and family services, was selected as a 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar honoree. The calendar honors women for their leadership that has made a difference at Iowa State by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. Hillman was one of four students selected. The 2016 calendar will be officially unveiled during a reception recognizing the 12 honorees on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. The reception is free and open to the public. More».
For more information, contact Christina Hillman at hillman@iastate.edu.

November 9, 2015

Ana-Paula Correia receives Association for Education Communications and Technology's Division of Distance Learning Best Practices Award: Ana-Paula Correia, associate professor in the School of Education, was awarded the Best Practice Award from the Association for Education Communications and Technology's Division of Distance Learning for her work on Peer Facilitation of Online Discussion. The award recognizes a distance education practice that serves as an example that can be emulated by others.
For more information, contact Ana-Paula Correia in the School of Education at acorreia@iastate.edu.

October 30, 2015

FSHN PhD student Lei Fang receives Best Student Poster Award from Biotechnology Division of AACCI: Lei Fang, a doctoral student in food science and human nutrition, won the Best Student Poster Award from Biotechnology Division of the AACCI at the American Association of Cereal Chemist International centennial meeting on Oct. 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minn. The AACCI Annual Meeting brings together hundreds of individuals from industry, academia and government dedicated to sharing science, networking and discussing global solutions.
For more information, contact Amber Kargol in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-2553 or akargol@iastate.edu.

October 29, 2015

HDFS graduate student Jenny Mai Phan receives scholarship to attend 2015 Autism Law Summit: Phan, a graduate student in human development and family studies, has received a scholarship to attend the 2015 Autism Law Summit, Nov. 6 to 8 in Mobile, Alabama. The Autism Law Summit is a gathering of advocates, individuals with autism, autism service providers, lawyers, lobbyists and legislators who are interested in the politics and policy of autism spectrum disorders. Phan was appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad to serve on the Iowa Autism Council in March. More».
For more information, contact Jenny Mai Phan in human development and family studies at 515-294-6316 or jmphan@iastate.edu.

October 27, 2015

Iowa State University School of Education graduate programs ranked fifth best in the nation by GraduatePrograms.com: Iowa State University's education graduate programs are the fifth best in the nation according to the latest rankings by GraduatePrograms.com. The site bases its rankings on master's and doctoral students' experiences as reported directly by students and recent graduates. More».
For more information, contact Marlene Strathe in the School of Education at 515-294-2336 or mstrathe@iastate.edu.

October 26, 2015

Bob Bosselman elected as board member of international travel and tourism educators: Bob Bosselman, professor and chair of apparel, events and hospitality management, has been elected to a three-year term (2015 to 2018) on the board of directors of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators.
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at drbob@iastate.edu.

October 21, 2015

HDFS graduate students Maria Alcivar-Zuniga and Randie Camp win GMAP 2015 Research Symposium Research Excellence Awards: Two graduate students in human development and family studies won awards at the Graduate Minority Assistantship Program Research Symposium. Maria Alcivar-Zuniga won the Oral Research Award in Social Sciences and Humanities for her project, "New Gateway Latina Immigrant Domestic Violence Model." Randie Camp won the Poster Research Award in Social Sciences and Humanities for her poster, "Perceptions of Bibliotherapy: A Survey of Undergraduate Students." More».
For more information, contact Brenda Lohman in human development and family studies at blohman@iastate.edu.

October 16, 2015

Top students in event management and hospitality management inducted into Eta Sigma Delta: Top students in event and hospitality management will be inducted into Eta Sigma Delta on Wednesday, October 28 in the LeBaron Hall conference room. Eta Sigma Delta is an international honor society that recognizes exceptional academic achievement. The honor society is administered by the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE). More».
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at drbob@iastate.edu.

September 30, 2015

School of Education graduate student Ariel Jetty is Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Scholar: Ariel Jetty, a graduate student in the School of Education, is a Gates Millennium Scholar, part of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The award provides support for the cost of education, as well as leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.
For more information, contact Sarah Rodriguez in the School of Education at srod@iastate.edu.

September 29, 2015

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach specialists receive 2015 Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics GEM Award: The Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has awarded the 2015 GEM Award to nutrition and wellness specialists in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. The award recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have made significant contributions to the profession of dietetics in Iowa. Nomination categories include business and industry, media, health care, legislation/public policy, and others. More».
For more information, contact Debra Sellers in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at dsellers@iastate.edu.

September 25, 2015

Eighteen School of Education faculty, staff, and students recognized: The Iowa State University School of Education recognized 18 faculty, staff, and students for their achievements Thursday, Sept. 24 in an awards ceremony at the ISU Alumni Center. Award recipients included four undergraduate students: Jennifer Kersten, Stephanie Tigges, Reagan Metcalf, and Kara Bader; along with four graduate students: Amy Oberfoell, Denise Williams-Klotz, Jennifer Farley, and Jennifer Gallagher. The ceremony recognized five faculty members who were promoted or achieved tenure: Joanne Olson, E.J. Bang, Amy Hutchison, Sharon Drake, and Lisa Norris. Five other faculty and staff members were recognized as College of Human Sciences awards recipients: Chuck Achter, Natasha Croom, Katherine Richardson-Bruna, Arlene de la Mora, and Dennelle Hogan. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

September 18, 2015

HDFS' Kathryn Goudy-Haht recipient of Professional and Scientific Outstand New Professional Award: Kathryn Goudy-Haht, a program coordinator in human development and family studies, is the recipient of the Professional and Scientific Outstand New Professional Award from Iowa State University. Faculty and staff recipients of the university's most distinguished awards will be honored Monday, Sept. 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception. More».
For more information, contact Kathyrn Goudy-Haht in human development and family studies at kgoudy@iastate.edu.

Lesia Oesterreich receives Professional and Scientific Excellence Award from Iowa State University: The Iowa State University faculty award for Professional and Scientific Excellence was awarded to Lesia Oesterreich, family and life specialist for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach and professor of human development and family studies. Faculty and staff recipients of the university's most distinguished awards will be honored Monday, Sept. 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception. More».
For more information, contact Lesia Oesterreich in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at loesterr@iastate.edu.

Iowa State University Award for Academic Advising Impact awarded to Carol Cordell: Carol Cordell, academic adviser in kinesiology, was awarded the Iowa State University Award for Academic Advising Impact. The award recognizes outstand performance by an academic adviser over an extended period of time. Faculty and staff recipients of the university's most distinguished awards will be honored Monday, Sept. 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception. More».
For more information, contact Carol Cordell in kinesiology at ccordell@iastate.edu.

Linda Hagedorn recipient of International Service Award: Linda Hagedorn, associate dean in the College of Human Sciences and professor in the School of Education, is the recipient of the Iowa State University faculty award for International Service. The International Service Award recognizes faculty for outstanding international service in teaching, research, or administration. Faculty and staff recipients of the university's most distinguished awards will be honored Monday, Sept. 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception. More».
For more information, contact Linda Hagedorn in administration at lindah@iastate.edu.

SOE's Patricia Leigh receives Regents Award for Faculty Excellence: Patricia Leigh, a professor in the School of Education, received the Regents Award for Faculty. The award recognizes tenured faculty who are outstanding university citizens and have rendered significant service to Iowa State or the state of Iowa. Faculty and staff recipients of the university's most distinguished awards will be honored Monday, Sept. 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception. More».
For more information, contact Patricia Leigh in the School of Education at pleigh@iastate.edu.

September 4, 2015

Ames is named healthiest city in the U.S. by 24/7 Wall St.: 27/7 Wall St., a partner with USA Today, named Ames the healthiest city in the United States. The ranking was based on the overall health of the nation's metropolitan areas and took many health factors into account, including food insecurity, obesity, health insurance and smoking. More».
For more information, contact Sarina Rhinehart at srhinehart@amestrib.com.

HDFS' Elizabeth Shirtcliff invited to join editorial board of Psychoneuroendocrinology journal: Elizabeth "Birdie" Shirtcliff, an associate professor in Human Development and Family Studies, has been invited to join the editorial board on of psychoneuroendocrinology journal. Shirtcliff uses saliva to measure stress, and has developed a device that makes stress research more precise. One of the Psychoneuroendocrinology journal's goals is to understand how a variety of psychobiological factors interact in the expression of the stress response as it relates to the development and/or maintenance of neuropsychiatric illness More».
For more information, contact Elizabeth Shirtcliff in human development and family studies at birdie@iastate.edu.

September 3, 2015

Story County among the ten healthiest counties in Iowa: Story county - home to Iowa State University - is among the ten healthiest counties in Iowa based on longevity of life and quality of life, according to County Heath rankings & Roadmaps. Wellness is one of the key initiatives of the College of Human Sciences More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

September 2, 2015

AMD freshman Keadra Foster named Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa 2015 Youth of the Year: Foster, a freshman studying apparel, merchandising, and design, was named Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa. Keadra is a first-generation college student who was on the honor roll in high school, had two unemployed parents. She has succeeded despite struggling with homelessness and hunger. More».
For more information, contact Christine Wise in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-4997 or clwise@iastate.edu.

SOE alum Chris Duree receives 2015 IACCT Chief Administrator Award: Chris Duree, chancellor of the Iowa Valley Community College District, recently received the 2015 IACCT Chief Administrator Award. Duree in 2007 received his doctorate from the Iowa State University School of Education. He thanked Larry Ebbers and his colleagues at Iowa State University . More».
For more information, contact Robin Anctil at 641-844-5571 or Robin.Anctil@iavalley.edu.

August 31, 2015

Tonya Krueger and Rachel Wall named Young Dietitians of the Year: Krueger, a clinician in food science and human nutrition, and Wall, a field specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, each received the Young Dietitian of the Year distinction from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. More».
For more information, contact Tonya Krueger in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-6540 or tonyak@iastate.edu.

August 28, 2015

Iowa State's apparel, merchandising, and design program first in the number of activities at ITAA: The Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design program is first, for the fifth year in a row, in the number of scholarly activities presented at the International Textiles and Apparel Association. Iowa State is first with 42 activities, followed by Kent State with 28. Scholarly activities include oral and poster presentations and designs exhibited.
For more information, contact Ann Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

Master's student Megan King selected to receive the Frances E Fischer Memorial Scholarship: Megan King, a master's student in family and consumer sciences with a specialization in dietetics, was selected to receive the Frances E Fischer Memorial Scholarship by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.
For more information, contact Karen Smidt in administration at 515-294-5397 or ksmidt@iastate.edu.

August 25, 2015

Human Sciences Council names Michelle Allison as president and Derek Buchheit as vice president: The Human Sciences Council has named its president and vice president for the 2015-16 school year. Michelle Allison, a senior studying family and consumer sciences education and studies, was named president. Derek Buchheit, a senior studying kinesiology and health, will serve as vice president.
For more information, contact Michelle Allison in human development and family studies at malli13@iastate.edu.

August 21, 2015

Family financial planning alum Kellie Masters named to '40 under 40' by InvestmentNews: Kellie Masters, who earned an MFCS in family financial planning from Iowa State University in 2006, has been recognized for outstanding contributions in finance, by InvestmentNews. Masters, is an adviser at Wealth Advisors of Iowa in Des Moines. She also leads more than 40 finance professionals who orchestrate Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign to help families better manage their personal finances, in the Des Moines area. More».
For more information, contact Jonathan Fox in human development and family studies at 515-294-6993 or jjfox@iastate.edu.

Hospitality Management's Mai Wu and Thomas Schrier place second in poster contest at iHITA conference: A research poster presented by hospitality management doctoral student Mai Wu and associate professor Thomas Schrier ranked second best among all posters presented at the iHITA annual conference held in Austin, Texas. The iHITA annual conference is the oldest research conference focusing solely on hospitality technology. More».
For more information, contact Ann Maire Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

August 14, 2015

AESHM's Rex Warren, Jane Boyland, and Swathi Ravichandran win awards at ICHRIE Conference: The Iowa State Hospitality Management program was well represented at the ICHRIE Conference with Hybrid PhD students Rex Warren and Jane Boyland receiving the first place award for their case study, "Hotel Benchmarking Take Fore: A Case Study." Past PhD student Swathi Ravichandran was part of a team that received second place for its study, "Event History and Housing Contract Clauses for a Dual-Citywide Event: The 2014 Gay Games." More».
For more information, contact Ann-Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at amfiore@iastate.edu.

August 13, 2015

HDFS’ Meghan Gillette and Clinton Gudmunson win national award for published article: Lecturer Meghan Gillette and assistant professor Clinton Gudmunson, in human development and family studies, are the winners of the 2015 Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The award was based on their article published last year: “Processes linking father absence to educational attainment among African American females,” in the Journal of Research on Adolescence. The article was selected from a review of more than 20 leading scholarly journals in the family fields and was recognized as making a “substantial and significant contribution to family research and theory.” More».
For more information, contact Carl Weems in human development and family studies at 515-294-9659 or cweems@iastate.edu.

August 11, 2015

AESHM's SoJung Lee and Jim Butler receive two awards at 2015 ICHRIE Conference: Congratulations to SoJung Lee, assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management and Jim Butler, graduate student, on receiving two awards at the 2015 International CHRIE Conference! Lee and Butler received third prize in both the ICHRIE Penn State Research Awards and the ICHRIE Johnson and Wales Case Study Competition. More».
For more information, contact SoJung Lee in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8990 or sjlee@iastate.edu.

August 10, 2015

Iowa State alum Chris Freland named executive director of the Iowa Beef Industry Council: Freland of Prairie City graduated from Iowa State in 2010 with a degree in kinesiology and health, and has been a lifelong advocate for agriculture. She will lead the Iowa beef checkoff organization effective Oct. 1. She replaces Nancy Degner, who retires Sept. 30 after 40 years at the Iowa Beef Industry Council, including the last 12 years as executive director. Degner is also an Iowa State alum. More».
For more information, contact Chris Freland in kinesiology at 515-296-2305.

August 4, 2015

Iowa State's financial counseling and planning program receives CFP Board registration:The Iowa State University financial counseling and planning bachelor’s degree program has been approved as a program of excellence in preparing competent and ethical financial planners, by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Students who successfully complete Iowa State’s program, which is the only one of its kind in Iowa, are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner Certification Examination. Those who pass that examination earn the CFP® designation, a standard of excellence.
For more information, contact Jonathan Fox in human development and family studies at 1 515 294 6993 or jjfox@iastate.edu.

July 31, 2015

FSHN's Allie Lansman chosen to be featured at the Iowa State Fair: Allie Lansman, a senior in dietetics in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and youth ambassador for the National 4-H Healthy Living Management Team, will be Iowa State University's special guest at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 15 and Aug. 17. Allie was featured on the Biggest Loser television show last fall for her efforts in helping young people have healthier lives. More».
For more information, contact Allie Lansman in food science and human nutrition at 515-351-8896 or alansman@iastate.edu.

July 28, 2015

Event management student Valerielizabeth Villa wins Education Foundation scholarship: Valerie Villa, a senior in event planning, won the Education Foundation Scholarship. She also spoke on opening day of the conference in Fort Lauderdale about the challenges she faced and how the Education Foundation scholarship helped her overcome them. More».
For more information, contact Jamie Beyer in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 1-515-294-4265 or jbeyer@iastate.edu.

July 21, 2015

Eric Brown and Thomas Schrier begin president and vice president roles for the Central Federation Board of ICHRIE in August: Eric Brown, an assistant professor in hospitality management, will be the new president of the Central Federation Board of The International Council on Hospitality, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), a nonprofit professional association that aims to improve the hospitality industry. He currently serves as vice president. Thomas Schrier, an associate professor in hospitality management, was recently elected vice president. He currently serves as director of member services. Each will serve in their new roles for one year beginning at the end of the month.
For more information, contact Thomas Schrier in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-3038 or schriert@iastate.edu.

July 16, 2015

SOE alum Hannah Clayborne named the new vice president for student affairs at Ashland University: Hannah Clayborne, an alum of the School of Education, was named the vice president of student affairs at Ashland University. Hannah received her doctorate in educational administration from Iowa State in 2006. More».
For more information, contact Joanne Marshall in the School of Education at 1-515-294-9995 or jmars@iastate.edu.

July 15, 2015

Iowa State ranked as top fashion merchandising and design school in the nation: New rankings by Fashion School Career Advice​ (fashion-schools.org) show we're No. 1 in the Midwest for fashion merchandising, No. 2 nationally among public schools and colleges, and No. 3 nationally. In fashion design, we're No. 2 in the Midwest, No. 2 nationally among public schools and colleges, and No. 8 nationally. Congratulations, ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management - AESHM​! More».
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8550 or drbob@iastate.edu.

July 14, 2015

AESHM graduate students, alum and professor win case study competition: Iowa State University swept all three awards in the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE)'s Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition. Rex Warren, a distance education graduate student, along with Ph.D. student Jane Boyland placed first earning $1,000. ISU alum Swathi Ravichandran took second place and $750. Third place and $500 went to graduate student Jim Butler and SoJung Lee, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management. More».
For more information, contact Robert Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8550 or drbob@iastate.edu.

July 13, 2015

SOE's Constance Beecher selected as a Bridging the Word Gap Emerging Scholar: Constance Beecher, an assistant professor in the School of Education, was selected as one of the Bridging the Word Gap Emerging Scholars for 2015. She, along with other researchers around the country, will investigate the state of knowledge of large-scale interventions such as public awareness and messaging intervention. They will also look into the effectiveness of raising awareness of parents and non-parental caregivers about the importance of talking to their young children. More».
For more information, contact Constance Beecher in the School of Education at 515-294-4512 or cbeecher@iastate.edu.

FSHN's Lily Benner wins first for IFT's best student research paper: Lily Benner, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition and adviser Stephanie Clark, won first place in best student research paper competition at IFT15 in Chicago. More».
For more information, contact Lily Benner in food science and human nutrition at 217-721-2148 or lcbenner@iastate.edu.

FSHN's Hanyu Yangcheng wins IFT Global Student Innovation Challenge: Iowa State University won the top prize at a national new food product development competition! Congratulations to Hanyu Yangcheng of the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition for winning the IFT - Institute of Food Technologists Global Student Innovation Challenge! ‪#‎IFT15‬ More».
For more information, contact Hanyu Yangcheng in food science and human nutrition at 515-450-1368 or ychyisu@iastate.edu.

July 10, 2015

FSHN's local honor society Phi Tau Sigma named national chapter of the year: Students and faculty in food science and human nutrition are garnering top national honors. Iowa State's local chapter of the Phi Tau Sigma honor society was named the Chapter of the Year at the Institute of Food Technologists annual national conference in Chicago, July 11, in Chicago More».
For more information, contact Teri Boylston in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-0077 or tboylsto@iastate.edu.

July 7, 2015

FSHN's Hanyu Yangcheng takes invention to national finalists at IFT15 this weekend: Hanyu Yangcheng, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition, this weekend takes the KIK food stabilizer system he invented to be judged at the Institute of Food Technologists' Global Student Innovation Challenge. He's one of three finalists. IFT15, the annual meeting and expo of more than 23,000 top food science and technology professionals from more than 90 countires, runs July 11-14 in Chicago. More».
For more information, contact Stephanie Clark in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-7346 or milkmade@iastate.edu.

July 6, 2015

AESHM graduate student Sara Jablon receives fellowship: Sara Jablon, a graduate student in apparel, merchandising, and design, received a $9,000 fellowship from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc. The fellowship will be used to to compare the actual construction of historical garments and how they might be represented on contemporary stages. The research will become the center of her dissertation research More».
For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7857 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

AESHM's Ling Zhang, Chanmi Hwang receive award of excellence at fiber recycling symposium: The design called "Beauty of Gothic" by AESHM graduate assistants Zhang and Hwang received the "most excellent award" in the general design category at the 2015 International Fiber Recycling Symposium, held June 8 to 10 in San Francisco. AESHM associate professor Young-A Lee attended the symposium and received the award certificate and prize for Zhang and Hwang. More».
For more information, contact Young-A Lee in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7826 or ylee@iastate.edu.

Cheryl Beaver named Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educator of the Year: Cheryl Beaver, a 1981 graduate in home economics education, now known as family and consumer sciences education and studies, has been named Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educator of the Year. Beaver was honored Tuesday, June 23 during the annual Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators annual conference and banquet in Ankeny. More».
For more information, contact Meg Brown in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-9424 or hsnews1@iastate.edu.

Four FCEDS students recognized at conference: Iowa State's Savanna Bachus was named FCS student of the year at the Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences Educators (IFCSE) Conference at the Ankeny Courtyard Marriott. This is awarded to an outstanding high school or college student interested in a FCS education career. Lisa Mushrush, Kimberly Brinkmeyer, and Katie Jaeschke received scholarships. Students need to have shown a commitment to FCS through exemplary actions or enrollment in an FCS education degree program. More».
For more information, contact Lisa Stange in human development and family studies at 515-294-5652 or lgstange@iastate.edu.

June 30, 2015

Lisa Stange named postsecondary teacher of the year: Lisa Stange, a lecturer in human development and family studies, was recognized as the postsecondary teacher of the year this past week by the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education. The award recognizes career and technical teachers and teacher educators who have demonstrated excellence and the best practices in postsecondary career and technical education. More».
For more information, contact Lisa Stange in human development and family studies at 515-294-5652 or lgstange@iastate.edu.

May 27, 2015

Jonathan Fox renewed as endowed professor: Fox was on May 26 renewed as the Ruth Whipp Sherwin Professor in Human Development and Family Studies. More».
For more information, contact Jonathan Fox in human development and family studies at 515-294-6993 or jjfox@iastate.edu.

May 26, 2015

Eleven undergrads will assist researchers as Rosenfeld Interns in summer, fall: Undergraduate students have been accepted into the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship Program. The students, their research foci, and their faculty supervisors this summer include: Teresa Frankel, dietetics, "Utility of using the Fitbit activity monitor for promoting increases in physical activity in inactive men and women," Laura Ellingson, supervisor; Allison Hedges, diet and exercise, "Metabolic adaptations of muscles in aging (HMB and vitamin D supplementation)," Rick Sharp, supervisor; Chloe Steffensmeier, child, adult, and family services, "Effects of family stress and lack of support on the overall well-being of elders," Peter Martin, supervisor. In the fall, participants include: Bailie Kies, dietetics, "Youth activity profile," Gregory Welk, supervisor; Rachel Lukowski, diet and exercise, "Childhood obesity prevention and learning in physical education," Senlin Chen, supervisor; Macy Mears, dietetics, "Effects of reducing prolonged sitting time on glucose tolerance in mid-pregnancy," Christina Campbell, supervisor; Amy Mussehl, child, adult, and family services, "Toddler classroom experiment project," Christine Maynard, supervisor; Jenna Pattee, child, adult, and family services, "African American marriage: Type 2 diabetes implications on families," Tera Jordan, supervisor; Jenna Roeding, dietetics, "Impact of egg consumption on aberrant micronutrient metabolism in Type 2 diabetes," Kevin Schalinske, supervisor; Anamarie Van Cura, child, adult, and family services, "Gerontology," Jennifer Margrett, supervisor; Joe Webb, nutritional science," "Genes, insulin resistance, and brain metabolism influencing onset of Alzheimer's disease," Auriel Willette, supervisor. More».
For more information, contact Nicci Port in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-9207 or nport@iastate.edu.

May 22, 2015

Sellers recognized for 'Visionary Leadership': Debra Sellers, associate dean and director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, received the Visionary Leadership Recognition from the north central region of Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national organization that promotes excellence in Extension. The honor distinguishes Sellers as an individual whose achievements have led Extension in new directions. More».
For more information, contact Debra Sellers in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-2312 or dsellers@iastate.edu.

May 19, 2015

Wendy White of FSHN named a faculty fellow: White, an associate professor, has been named the Charlotte E. Roderuck Faculty Fellow. The fellowship was made possible through a gift from Roderuck, who retired from Iowa State in 1988 as a Distinguished Professor in Home Economics. The fellowship benefits a faculty member in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition affiliated with the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center. White will hold the fellowship for three years. The previous holder was Lorraine Lanningham-Foster.
For more information, contact Wendy White in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-3447 or wswhite@iastate.edu.

Suzanne Hendrich of FSHN renewed as faculty fellow: Hendrich, a University Professor, was renewed as the Lura M. Lovell Faculty Fellow. She has held the position since 2004. The position involves continuing public education on safety and efficacy of dietary supplements and ingredients based on annual reviews of American Association of Poison Control Center data on adverse effects of food constituents.
For more information, contact Suzanne Hendrich in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-4272 or shendric@iastate.edu.

Christina Campbell of FSHN renewed as endowed professor: Campbell, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, was renewed as the Sandra S. and Roy W. Uelner Professor. She is the inaugural holder of the position, which she has held since 2010. Funded by a recent private gift from Iowa State alumni Sandra (’58 family and consumer sciences) and Roy (’57 industrial engineering) Uelner of Brookfield, Wisconsin, the professorship will support expansion of Campbell’s research, which connects expectant mothers’ dietary and exercise habits with disease prevention. More».
For more information, contact Christina Campbell in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-4260 or ccampbel@iastate.edu.

May 15, 2015

Eulanda Sanders renewed as endowed professor: Sanders was renewed May 15 as the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University. She works in apparel, merchandising, and design and has been at Iowa State for three years. More».
For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7857 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

May 11, 2015

Alex Peters awarded CHS Camp Pride Scholarship: Peters, majoring in apparel, merchandising, and design, is the recipient of the College of Human Sciences Camp Pride Scholarship. He will attend the national Camp Pride summer leadership program in Charlotte, North Carolina, in July and next fall work with CHS on programs for positive climate change for LGBTQ. More».
For more information, contact Mary Lynn Damhorst in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9919 or mldmhrst@iastate.edu.

May 8, 2015

Jonathan Fox, Joanne Marshall graduate from Emerging Leaders Academy: Fox and Marshall are two of the 28 who graduated Monday, May 11 from the Emerging Leaders Academy. Fox is director of the Financial Counseling Clinic and the Ruth Whipp Sherwin Professor in Human Development and Family Studies. Marshall is an associate professor in the School of Education and program coordinator for educational administration. The Emerging Leaders Academy is sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and is a university-wide program established to enhance leadership development for our tenured faculty and P&S staff. More».
For more information, contact Karen Couves in the Office of the Vice President and Provost at 515-294-8991 or kcouves@iastate.edu.

May 5, 2015

Five CHS faculty members named Exemplary Faculty Mentors: Lakshman Rajagopal and Catherine Strohbehn of AESHM, Manju Reddy and Patricia Murphy of FSHN, and Gregory Welk of kinesiology were among 18 to receive Iowa State University's Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award this year. The ceremony was held 4 p.m. May 6 in the Cardinal Room of the Memorial Union. Faculty mentors help ease the transition to academic life, and to Iowa State, for new faculty. This is the second year the award was given by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. More».
For more information, contact Karen Couves in the Office of the Vice President and Provost at 515-294-8991 or kcouves@iastate.edu.

AESHM students take top awards at the Trashion Show: Students in AESHM 222 hosted the annual Trashion Show held at the Aveda Salon in Ames. Winners of best in show were Patty Gruber, Tonya Trimpe, Becca Imhoff, and Mackenzie Jordan. Alex Munday, Karter Miller, and Kaitlin Fischer designed the garment that was awarded most couture. The most environmental awareness through design and statement garment was designed by Isabella Valencia, Tasha Waterman, and Caitlin Theros. The event raised $1320 for the Audubon Society to support clean water projects in central Iowa. More».
For more information, contact Sara Marcketti in apparel, events, and hospitality management at sbb@iastate.edu.

May 4, 2015

ISU Alumni Assocation Faculty Inspiration Award given to Jane Peterson and Ann Thompson: Jane Peterson, a professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism who graduated with her PhD from the School of Education, and Ann Thompson, a university professor in the School of Education, were awarded the Iowa State Alumni Associate Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award. The Iowa State University Alumni Association created this award as a way for former ISU students to recognize current or former ISU faculty or staff members who had a significant influence in their lives as students at ISU. More».
For more information, contact Julie Larson at jklarson@iastate.edu.

Phi Upsilon Omicron national scholarships awarded to Bria Rasmussen, Haley Wellman, and Jenna Roeding: Bria Rasmussen, kinesiology and health; Haley Wellman, family and consumer science Education and studies; and Jenna Roeding, dietetics, were all awarded national scholarships from Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society for family and consumer sciences. In the last 23 years, this is the 60th national Phi Upsilon Omicron scholarship the Iowa State chapter has received.
For more information, contact Dynette Moster in administration at dmosher@iastate.edu.

Vanessa McNeal, Dominique Williams and Brianna Lewis recognized at Multicultural Student Affairs Graduation: Three College of Human Sciences students were honored at the Multicultural Student Affair Graduation and Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 3. Vanessa McNeal, child, adult and family services, and Dominique Williams, hospitality management, both spoke at the ceremony. Brianna Lewis, kinesiology and health, was awarded the Multicultural Liaison Officer Award for the College of Human Sciences.
For more information, contact Denise Williams at Iowa State University at dnwill@iastate.edu.

April 30, 2015

Brookelyn Savoy awarded Iowa State Education Association Scholarship for Future Teachers: Savoy, a senior in elementary education, received a scholarship from the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA). The ISEA Scholarship for Future Teachers is awarded to help sons or daughters of association members become teachers. More».
For more information, contact Brookelyn Savoy in the School of Education at bmsavoy@iastate.edu.

April 28, 2015

Fourteen CHS faculty and staff will receive awards at 3 p.m. today: Dean Pamela White and the CHS Honors and Awards Committee invite you to attend this year's awards ceremony, 3 p.m. April 28 in the Campanile Room of Memorial Union. This year's award recipients are: Katherine Richardson Bruna, Charles Achter, Denise Nichols, Arlene de la Mora, Dennelle Hogan, Annette Jaehrling, Kyle Holtman, Natasha Croom, Mary Jo Beckman, SoJung Lee, Wendy White, Duck-chul Lee, Susan Arendt, and Greg Welk. Read more: More».
For more information, contact Meghan Brown in administration at 515-294-9424 or hsnews1@iastate.edu.

College of Human Sciences announces this year's 15 Student Sensations: The College of Human Sciences is proud to recognize 15 students for their contributions to expanding human potential and improving people's lives. They give back to their communities, look for ways to help others, and make the world a better place. The 2015 Student Sensations are: Ashley Bauer, Hannah Bolen, Amanda Bries, Evan Fritz, Mary Kate Knabel, Meghan Klatt, Rachel Lukowski, David Moore, Jackson Mores, Hannah Nation, Jenna Pattee, Kendria Peterson, Samantha Roelfs, Nina Streauslin, and Brityn Thompson. Watch for posters featuring these students and read more about them here: More».
For more information, contact Meghan Brown in administration at 515-294-9424 or hsnews1@iastate.edu.

April 26, 2015

Michelle Allison and Elizabeth Hagan honored at Iowa Association of Family and Consumer Sciences meeting: FCEDS undergraduates Michelle Allison and Elizabeth Hagan were honored at the Iowa Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (IAFCS) annual meeting last week. Michelle received the Student of the Year Award and Elizabeth the Student of the Year in Research Award. Michelle is an FCEDS licensure option student who will student teach spring of 2016. Elizabeth is an FCEDS communications option graduating senior. She will be attending graduate school at UNI in School Psychology.
For more information, contact Lisa Stange in human development and family studies at 294-5652 or lgstange@iastate.edu.

April 24, 2015

Hanyu Yangcheng finalist in the Institute of Food Technologists Global Student Innovation Challenge: Hanyu Yangcheng, a graduate assistant in food science and human nutrition, is one of three finalists in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Student Innovation Challenge sponsored by Tate & Lyle. His product is called KIK and is a food stabilizer system. The final judging and competition will be July 11-14 in Chicago at IFT15, the annual meeting and expo of more than 23,000 top food science and technology professionals from more than 90 countires. More».
For more information, contact Hanyu Yangcheng in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-3011 or ychyisu@iastate.edu.

FSHN students led by Lily Benner advance as finalists in National Dairy Council's new product competition: Food science and human nutrition students Lily Benner, Justin Banach, Katie Ranard, Kangzi Ren, Vaishnavi Sankarlal, and Sandhya Sivaskandan are among six finalists in the National Dairy Council's new product competition, which had a "beverages for millennials" theme this year. Their product is called Lechata, a dairy-enriched version of the traditional Latin-American rice drink horchata. Judges will announce the three final teams on May 8. The winners will be announced July 12 at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual meeting in Chicago. More».
For more information, contact Stephanie Clark in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-7346 or milkmade@iastate.edu.

April 17, 2015

Talbot gift enables Jeff Johnson to hold first non-academic endowed position at Iowa State University: A gift of $2.5 million from Lora and Russ Talbot of Belmond has established an endowed position for the ISU Alumni Association. Johnson, the current president and CEO of the ISU Alumni Association, will be the first holder of the Lora and Russ Talbot Iowa State University Alumni Association Endowed President and Chief Executive Officer position. Johnson earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the ISU School of Education in 2014. More».
For more information, contact Carol Gieseke in the School of Education at 515-294-6560 or cgieseke@iastate.edu.

Stephanie Clark, John Dzubak, Joshua Lyte, Amanda Svoboda inducted into Phi Tau Sigma: Phi Tau Sigma, the food science honor society, inducted nine new members on Tuesday, April 21. Associate Professor Stephanie Clark was the only professor inducted. Graduate students inducted include John Dzubak, Joshua Lyte, and Amanda Svoboda.
For more information, contact Terri Boylston in food science and human nutrition at tboylsto@iastate.edu.

Christine Eckert, Lauren Millen, Monica Primacella, Kendall Ryan, Anne Seely, Rachel Thalhuber inducted into Phi Tau Sigma: Phi Tau Sigma, the food science honor society, inducted nine new members on Tuesday, April 21. Undergraduate students inducted include Christine Eckert, Lauren Millen, Monica Primacella, Kendall Ryan, Anne Seely, and Rachel Thalhuber.
For more information, contact Terri Boylston in food science and human nutrition at tboylsto@iastate.edu.

April 16, 2015

Ana-Paula Correia, School of Education, appointed first faculty fellow in Engineerin-Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Learning: Ana-Paula Correia, associate professor in the School of Education and faculty member of the Human Computer Interaction program, has been appointed to serve as the first faculty fellow in Engineering-Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Learning. As ELO's first faculty fellow, Correia will establish a research framework to support the scholarship of teaching and learning for online courses and projects in the College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. More».
For more information, contact Ana-Paula Correia in the School of Education at acorreia@iastate.edu.

April 6, 2015

Dianne Draper receives Friend of the Great Plains IDEA Award for pioneering alliance online education: Dianne (Dee) Draper, professor emeritus in human development and family studies, was awarded the 2015 Friend of the Great Plains IDEA Award. Draper received the award for her work as a pioneer founder of the online degree-granting alliance and her continued support over 20 years. More».
For more information, contact Karen Smidt in administration at ksmidt@iastate.edu.

Event management and hospitality management students initiated into Eta Sigma Delta: The event management and hospitality management programs at Iowa State University congratulated 22 undergraduate students and three graduate students who earned invitations to membership of Eta Sigma Delta honor society on Thursday, April 2. Undergraduate students who hold a 3.0 minimum grade point average or are in the top 20% of their class are eligible for this distinction, while graduate students must have a 3.50 grade point average, or are in the top 15% of their class. More».
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at drbob@iastate.edu.

Brehm-Stecher named inaugural Dean's Faculty Fellow: Byron Brehm-Stecher, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition who studies food safety and biosecurity, has been named the inaugural Dean's Faculty Fellow in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences. Brehm-Stecher is perhaps best known for developing a rapid method of detecting salmonella in foods; compared to traditional practices, the method can prevent foodborne illness earlier, before distribution to consumers becomes widespread. Pamela White, dean's chair, established the Dean's Faculty Fellow Program to enhance the scholarly reputation of the college and support an outstanding, mid-career researcher's work. As part of the program, Brehm-Stecher will receive $30,000 per year for two years to further his research. More».
For more information, contact Pamela White, dean, dean's chair in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-3810 or pjwhite@iastate.edu.

April 3, 2015

Cristobal Salinas Jr. named 2015 Iowa STATEment Maker: Cristobal Salinas Jr., who is finishing his Ph.D. in higher education administration in the School of Education, was named a 2015 Iowa STATEment Maker by the Iowa State Alumni association. Salinas is an advocate and scholar on issues of diversity of college campuses. More».
For more information, contact Tillie Bell Good at tbgood@iastate.edu.

CHS alumna Rachel Bell Parks named a 2015 Iowa STATEment Maker: Rachel Bell Parks, 2011 diet and exercise alum, was named a 2015 Iowa STATEMENT Maker by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. At age 24, she's already landed her dream job at the University of Wisconsin as a sports dietitian for the Wisconsin Badgers and a pediatric dietitian for the American family Children's Hospital. More».
For more information, contact Tillie Bell Good at tbgood@iastate.edu.

April 2, 2015

Haley Wellman, Raeann Hanlon, Morgan Bahl selected as the 2015 Heddleson Student Interns: Haley Wellman, family consumer sciences and studies; Raeann Hanlon, event management and apparel merchandising; and Morgan Bahl, nutritional science, were selected to serve as the 2015 Heddleson student interns. The Heddleson Summer Internship Fund is designed to support student experiences that prepare individuals for a career in Extension or community outreach. Wellman will travel to different extension offices in Iowa that are placed in areas that are considered "care deserts," and work on the Midlife & Beyond project looking for ways to better Iowa resident's lives. Hanlon will focus on Nutritional and Wellness Family Life programs and youth citizenship in Calhoun County. Bahl will work with three Nutrition and Wellness programs: Wellness and Independence through Nutrition, Preserve the taste of Summer, and Words on Wellness. Mentors for Wellman are Jennifer Margrett and Donna Donald. Hanlon's are David Brown and Katie Knobbe. Sarah Francis and Mary Krisco will provide guidance for Bahl. More».
For more information, contact Anthony Santiago in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at ads@iastate.edu.

April 1, 2015

Six from CHS recognized with gender and sexuality equity awards: Six people from the College of Human Sciences were recognized March 31 at a gender and sexuality equity awards reception hosted by the Margaret Sloss Women's Center and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services. Kaylea Carrott, a junior in elementary education, won the Rosenthal scholarship. Among those receiving LGBTSS awards and scholarships: Paul Hengesteg and Wayne Glass, both graduate students in education; Nicci Port, an administrative specialist in the dean's office; Katie Smith, a lecturer in food science and human nutrition; and Alex Young, a junior in event management. More».
For more information, contact Kenyatta Shamburger at Iowa State University at 515-294-6338 or kenyatta@iastate.edu.

March 30, 2015

Joanne Marshall recognized for writing the best article published in 2014 in the Theory Into Practice journal: Marshall's article, "Navigating the Religious Landscape in Schools: Toward Inclusive Leadership," has been selected to receive the Theory Into Practice Best Article Award for 2014. Marshall, an associate professor in the school of education, will be recognized for her article at the TIP/Ohio State reception at American Education Research Association on Friday, April 17. Her juried article now comprises chapter eight of a book, Leadership for Increasingly Diverse Schools, published by Routledge. Theory Into Practice is a national, peer reviewed journal featuring practical perspectives and scholarly discussions on current issues in education. More».
For more information, contact Joanne Marshall in the School of Education at jmars@iastate.edu.

March 25, 2015

SOE's Katy Swalwell elected co-chair of the Critical Educators for Social Justice special interest group of AERA: Katy Swalwell, an assistant professor in the School of Education, was elected co-chair of the Critical Educators for Social Justice special interest group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The American Educational Research Association strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. More».
For more information, contact Katy Swalwell in the School of Education at swalwell@iastate.edu.

Lab school head teacher Kala Sullivan honored nationally as promising emerging leader: Sullivan, a head teacher in the Iowa State University Child Development Laboratory School, has been named a “Promising Emerging Leader” – a national honor through the Child Care Exchange publication. Only 56 people nationwide were selected for this honor. Sullivan and other emerging leaders in early care and education will be featured in the May/June issue of Exchange magazine. More».
For more information, contact Jen Van Ryswyk in human development and family studies at 515-294-7478 or jenvan@iastate.edu.

March 23, 2015

Athletic trainer Vic Miller joins ISU men's basketball in taking Big 12 Championship: Vic Miller, head athletic trainer for the Iowa State men's basketball team and last year's Big 12 Athletic Trainer of the Year, played a key role in the team's winning the Big 12 Championship for a second year in a row. More».
For more information, contact Vic Miller in kinesiology at 515-294-4307 or vmiller@iastate.edu.

AMD graduate student Katie Thompson wins Omaha Fashion Week's second showcase: Thompson won this year's second designer showcase at Omaha Fashion Week. Her line featured custom-printed fabrics with unique cage-like layers in shades of marsala against black and white. This is Thompson’s third showing at Omaha Fashion Week. More».
For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7857 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

AMD graduate student Whitney Rorah wins Omaha Fashion Week's third showcase: Rorah won top designer for showcase III of Omaha Fashion Week on Saturday, March 14. She won a $500 prize from SAC Federal Credit Union. ‪ More».
For more information, contact Eulanda Sanders in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7857 or sanderse@iastate.edu.

March 19, 2015

Ann Thompson will receive the ISU Alumni Association's Faculty/Staff Inspiration: Ann Thompson, university professor emeritus in the School of Education, will be honored for making a profound impact on students, by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. The award provides a means for alumni to recognize faculty or staff members who significantly influenced their college careers. Thompson will be presented with the award at the Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting, May 29. More».
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in administration at dmosher@iastate.edu.

March 18, 2015

Alum Katie Wilson named to USDA deputy under secretary post: Katie Wilson, who earned a Ph.D. in foodservice and lodging management from Iowa State University in 2007, has been named deputy under secretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, effective May 1. Wilson has served as executive director of the National Food Service Management Institute at the University of Mississippi since July 2010. She is best known for her work to improve children's nutrition and school lunch programs and her leadership in the School Nutrition Association.
For more information, contact Robert Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8550 or drbob@iastate.edu.

Nancy Evans received Lifetime Acheivement Award from ACPA: Nancy Evans, an education professor who recently retired, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College Personnel Association. Evans is highly cited as a researcher in the areas of higher education, student affairs, and inclusion on college campuses. She has mentored countless students through their master's and Ph.D. programs at Iowa State. ACPA's 7500 members focus on advancing student learning and student affairs practices at more than 1200 colleges and universities. More».
For more information, contact Robert Reason in the School of Education at 515-294-6216 or rreason@iastate.edu.

March 10, 2015

SOE Alum Lindsay Moser named one of Des Moines Business Record's "Forty Under 40": Moser, who has a B.S in psychology and an M.Ed. in higher education from Iowa State University, has been named one of "Forty Under 40" by the Des Moines Business Record. Moser is the Campus and Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Principal Financial Group Inc. The "Forty Under 40" are local business leaders chosen for their impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement. All of the recipients will be recognized at an event on March 10. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

March 9, 2015

Jenny Phan, graduate student in HDFS, appointed to Iowa Autism Council: Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Jenny Phan, a graduate student in HDFS, to the Iowa Autism Council. The appointment is now awaiting confirmation by the Iowa Senate. The mission of the Iowa Autism Council is to identify needs and make recommendations for improving and enhancing the lives of individuals and families living with autism. The council members are responsible for advising the governor and Iowa Legislature in matters concerning the Autism Spectrum Disorder population using their research, data, and expertise. Phan has a son who was diagnosed with autism. Through her graduate program, she has studied autism and mental disorders, including theories and interventions. More».
For more information, contact Jenny Phan in human development and family studies at 515-294-6316 or jmphan@iastate.edu.

SOE graduate student Cristobal Salinas Jr. receives Emerging Research Award: Cristobal Salinas Jr., a graduate student in the School of Education, will receive the Emerging Research Award from the American College Personnel Association’s committee on men and masculinities. The national award recognizes exceptional, journal-quality research related to men's development. More».
For more information, contact Cristobal Salinas in the School of Education at 515-294-3265 or csalinas@iastate.edu.

March 6, 2015

Doug Wieczorek receives 2014 Dissertation of the Year Award: Wieczorek, an assistant professor in the School of Education, has received the 2014 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Leadership for School Improvement Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, for his doctoral research. Wieczorek will be recognized at the association's annual meeting on Friday, April 17.
For more information, contact Joanne Marshall in the School of Education at jmars@iastate.edu.

March 4, 2015

D.C. Lee awarded Top Ten Paper for publication on leisure-time running: The American Heart Association's Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health has awarded Duck-chul “D.C.” Lee, an assistant professor in kinesiology, a Top Ten Paper in 2014 for his publication, “Leisure-time running reduces all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk." The award recognizes his work among the most impactful publications of the year. More».
For more information, contact DC Lee in kinesiology at 515-294-8042 or dclee@iastate.edu.

March 3, 2015

FSHN alum Simin Meydani featured by Iowa State University: Just in time for National Nutrition Month, FSHN alum Dr. Simin Meydani (1981 Ph.D. nutrition), president of American Society for Nutrition and winner of Iowa State's prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2014, is featured on ‎the university's home page as "receiving the seal of adventure." More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

March 2, 2015

SOE alum Chris Richardson receives school administrators' award for lifetime achievement: Chris Richardson, the superintendent of Northfield Public Schools in Minnesota who in 1971 received his master's degree in educational administration from Iowa State, has been selected to receive the 2015 Minnesota Association of School Administrators' Polaris Award for lifetime achievement. Richardson has worked for 38 years as a public school administrator in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota including four years as a principal and central office administrator and 34 years as a school superintendent. More».
For more information, contact Chris Richardson in the School of Education at 507-663-0629 or chris.richardson@nfld.k12.mn.us.

Yong Chin Pak inducted into U.S. taekwondo Grandmaster Society Hall of Fame: Grandmaster Yong Chin Pak, recently retired martial arts instructor at Iowa State University, will be inducted into the U.S. Taekwondo Grandmaster Society Hall of Fame on April 18 in Los Angeles. Master Pak was an instructor at Iowa State for 40 years and served as President of National Collegiate Taekwondo Association for 21 years.
For more information, contact Phil Martin in kinesiology at 515-294-8009 or pemartin@iastate.edu.

February 25, 2015

Extension and Outreach's Eco-Healthy Child Care® online series receives Live Green Award for Excellence in Sustainablity: The Eco-Healthy Child Care® online series offered through Human Sciences Extension and Outreach received a Live Green Award for Excellence in Sustainability. These awards are to recognize Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students who are currently making an impact on the campus’ sustainability efforts by generating awareness and interest through initiatives that focus on teaching, research, outreach and/or operations. Malisa Rader accepted the award on behalf of the team which also includes Kristi Cooper, Joy Rouse, Sandra McKinnon, Lori Hayungs, and Donna Donald. The award was presented at Iowa State University’s Symposium on Sustainability, Feb. 24.
For more information, contact Donna Donald in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at ddonald@iastate.edu.

February 24, 2015

SOE associate professor Reynol Junco invited to teach at University of Oxford this summer: School of Education associate professor Reynol Junco has been invited to teach at the University of Oxford in England this summer in the Oxford Internet Institute's Summer Doctoral Program. More».
For more information, contact Rey Junco in the School of Education at geek@iastate.edu.

ISU alum Lissa Stapleton receives 1st runner-up Dissertation of the Year Award from American Association of Blacks in Higher Education: Dr. Lissa Stapleton, an Iowa State alum, was awarded 1st runner-up Dissertation of the Year from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. She will be recognized at the 2015 annual conference and be presenting on her dissertation work. Dr. Natasha Croom, assistant professor in the School of Education, was Stapleton's major professor. More».
For more information, contact Dr. Natasha Croom in the School of Education at 515-294-4916 or ncroom@iastate.edu.

Natasha Croom receives American College Personnel Association Emerging Scholars Award: School of Education assistant professor Natasha Croom received the American College Personnel Association Emerging Scholars Award that honors early-career individuals who are emerging as contributors to student affairs and higher education scholarship. Croom will be recognized at the 2015 ACPA Convention and be presenting research at the 2016 ACPA convention. More».
For more information, contact Dr. Natasha Croom in the School of Education at 515-294-4916 or ncroom@iastate.edu.

February 4, 2015

Sara Jablon receives a $9,000 fellowship from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology: Sara Jablon, a graduate student in apparel, merchandising, and design, received a $9,000 fellowship from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology to use for travel in conducting interviews for her dissertation research. Jablon has designed costumes for an Iowa State Theatre production and a production at the Civic Center.
For more information, contact Sara Jablon in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-2695 or jsara@iastate.edu.

February 3, 2015

Dwaine Hegland named 2015 SHAPE America Major of the Year: Dwaine Hegland, a senior in the physical education teacher education program, was named a 2015 SHAPE America Major of the Year. SHAPE America honors exemplary students majoring in kinesiology or a related field. More».
For more information, contact Holly Lipsey in kinesiology at 515-294-8131 or lipsey@iastate.edu.

FSHN senior Celia Bravard receives Wallace E. Baron award: The Iowa State University Alumni Association will recognize Celia Bravard, a senior studying food science, and others with the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The award will be presented at a Young Alumni Council luncheon in April. More».
For more information, contact Celia Bravard in food science and human nutrition at 515-783-4178 or cbravard@iastate.edu.

January 30, 2015

FSHN Christina Campbell named to editorial board for the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity: Christina Campbell, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, was named to editorial board for the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal devoted to furthering the understanding of the behavioral aspects of diet and physical activity. More».
For more information, contact Ruth S. MacDonald in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-5991 or ruthmacd@iastate.edu.

Diane Birt named a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition: Diane Birt, a distinguished professor emeritus in the department of food science and human nutrition, was named a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition. The American Society for Nutrition is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists, and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals.
For more information, contact Ruth S. MacDonald in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-5991 or ruthmacd@iastate.edu.

January 27, 2015

SOE alum Lissa Stapleton wins NASPA dissertation of the year award: Stapleton, who received her doctorate in education last year, is the winner of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education's Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation-of-the-Year Award. Her research is about deaf experiences within higher education, equity, access and ability, and sexual identity development. Stapleton is now an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. She was the first doctorate student under SOE assistant professor Natasha Croom. More».
For more information, contact Anne Foegen in the School of Education at 515-294-8373 or afoegen@iastate.edu.

January 26, 2015

Kinesiology student Jessica Pearce leads ISU Dance Marathon to raising record $444,253: Pearce, a senior in kinesiology, was general co-director of this year's ISU Dance Marathon that raised a record $444,253.18 for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. The Dance Marathon is Iowa State's largest student-run philanthropy. It seeks to provide emotional and financial support for children treated at University of Iowa Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Watch Pearce's interview in ISU News Service video of the Dance Marathon: More».
For more information, contact Jessica Pearce in kinesiology at jesspearce106@gmail.com.

January 23, 2015

Hospitality management senior Dominique Williams receives MLK Advancing One Community Award: Williams, a senior studying hospitality management, was the student recipient of the Martin Luther King Advancing One Community Award. The award was given by the Senior Vice President and Provost's office at the Martin Luther King Legacy Convocation on Thursday, January 22.
For more information, contact Denise Williams in student services at 515-294-6338 or dnwill@iastate.edu.

January 16, 2015

Womyn of Colour Network receives a 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Majors for Service Award: The Womyn of Colour Network at Iowa State University received a 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Majors for Service Award from several Des Moines civic organizations. The Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Majors for Service program gives organizations and groups an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate those volunteers who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service with reliability and commitment. The Womyn of Colour Network at Iowa State University provides opportunities for women of color at Iowa State to come together to form bonds of support and empowerment. More».
For more information, contact Natasha N. Croom in the School of Education at 515-294-4916 or ncroom@iastate.edu.

Michael Clough, Joanne Olson, and Lori Ihrig receive 2015 Outstanding Paper Award: Michael Clough, Joanne Olson, and Lori Ihrig, a former ISU graduate student, are recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Paper Award given by the National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST). The paper was presented at the NARST conference.
For more information, contact Marlene Strathe in the School of Education at mstrathe@iastate.edu.

January 15, 2015

Bob Bosselman elected as Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau president: Bob Bosselman, apparel, events and hospitality management chair, was elected as president of Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau for 2015. In this role he will lead the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau forward on its mission of bringing visitors to the Ames market with the potential of returning, and strengthening the hotel occupancy throughout the year. Bosselman previously served as the vice president. More».
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-8550 or drbob@iastate.edu.

January 13, 2015

Apparel, merchandising, and design alum Whitney Rorah's gown worn at Critics' Choice Awards: Rorah, an apparel, events, and hospitality management alum, had one of the gowns she designed, Luella from her Primavera Collection, worn at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, January 15. It was broadcast on the A&E TV network. More».
For more information, contact Whitney Rorah in apparel, events, and hospitality management at wmrorah@iastate.edu.

Zebulun Callahan, Isis Devalle, Laura Francois, Colin Odland, Abigail Rubsam, and Britney Williams selected as Cyclone Aides: Zebulun Callahan, pre-athletic training, Isis Devalle, apparel, merchandising and design, Laura Francois, kinesiology, Colin Odland, kinesiology, Abigail Rubsam, pre-dietetics, and Britney Williams, kinesiology, were selected as the 2015 College of Human Sciences Cyclone Aides. Cyclone Aides will help to welcome new freshmen and transfer students during orientation programs in the coming year.
For more information, contact Denise Williams in administration at dnwill@iastate.edu.

Ph.D. student Sandy Curwood receives community nutrition award: Curwood, Iowa State University hospitality management distance doctoral student, received the 2015 Excellence in Community Nutrition Award from the California Dietetic Association. This award is given to a California Dietetic Association member for professional excellence in the practice of community nutrition. More».
For more information, contact Ann-Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at amfiore@iastate.edu.

January 9, 2015

Lydia Tsui receives Esther Catherine Harmon Student Teaching/Study Abroad Scholarship: Tsui, a senior studying elementary education, was awarded the Esther Catherine Harmon Student Teaching/Study abroad scholarship to support her study abroad program in Taiwan. The scholarship is given to students who are preparing to meet requirements of teacher licensure certification or endorsement in teaching a world language other than English and who wish to further their study of that language abroad in a university-approved study abroad program focused on that language. More».
For more information, contact Catie Funk in the International Programs at cfunk@iastate.edu.

International Experiences scholarship awarded to Breanna Bergstrom, Emily Morley and Krystal Sankey: Breanna Bergstrom, senior in elementary education, Emily Morley, senior in elementary education, and Krystal Sankey, junior in hospitality management, were awarded the International Experiences scholarship support their participation in a College of Human Sciences international study abroad program. More».
For more information, contact Catie Funk in the International Programs at cfunk@iastate.edu.

Laura Brown, Lauren Millen and Heather Van Wyk receive Doris Adams study abroad scholarship: Laura Brown, senior in elementary education, Lauren Millen, senior in food science, and Heather Van Wyk, junior in dietetics, received the Doris Adams study abroad scholarship for to help fund their study abroad programs during the 2015 spring semester. The Doris Adams scholarship is awarded to College of Human Sciences students who are studying abroad that have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. More».
For more information, contact Catie Funk in the International Programs at cfunk@iastate.edu.

January 7, 2015

Alum Sherry Bates named to Iowa Board of Regents: Sherry Bates, who graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in child development in 1974, has been appointed to the Iowa Board of Regents by Gov. Terry Branstad. Bates, who lives in Scranton, served as a social worker at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson throughout most of her career. She will serve the remainder of a vacant board term that runs through April 30, 2017. The board oversees the quality and accessibility of Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, the Iowa School for the Deaf, and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. More».
For more information, contact Joe Murphy, state relations officer in governmental relations at 515-294-7239 or jmurphy@iastate.edu.

January 5, 2015

Iowa State University listed as top fashion school in the world: Fashionista.com listed Iowa State University as the 20th out of 50 best fashion school in the world. The site based their rankings on tuition, famous and successful alumni, student and alumni feedback, and faculty. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

January 4, 2015

AMD senior Sally Stringham receives YMA scholarship this week in New York City: Stringham, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design, is the winner of a $5,000 scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, a prestigious national scholarship competition. Stringham will be at the Waldorf Astoria New York this week to receive her scholarship. Events include networking and a gala banquet. Academic adviser Ann Thye will represent Iowa State at a career fair and educator's meeting on Thursday. Stringham will graduate in May. She already has a job lined up to work in technical design with Abercrombie and Fitch at the corporate headquarters in New Albany, Ohio, where she interned last year. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.

AMD alum Allison Ramsing receives regional award for top new academic adviser: Ramsing, a 2010 Iowa State alum who's now an academic adviser for the Oregon State University College of Business, in December received the National Academic Advising Association's award for top new adviser in Region 8. She’ll be honored at the regional conference in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, in March and is eligible for consideration as the national award winner. Ramsing grew up in Aurelia, Iowa, and now advises nearly 700 apparel design, graphic design, interior design, and merchandising management students. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.

SOE graduate student Marvin DeJear Jr. featured as one of 15 people to watch in 2015 by Des Moines Register: DeJear is working toward a Ph.D. in educational leadership at Iowa State University. He founded a general contracting firm in 2006 at age 31, sits on many boards around Des Moines, is director of the nonprofit Evelyn. K Davis Center for Working Families. More».
For more information, contact Marvin DeJear Jr. in the School of Education at 515-867-1525 or mldejear@iastate.edu.

December 10, 2014

SOE's David Ford and Vince Genareo win awards from Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association: School of Education doctoral student David Ford and postdoctoral research associate Vince Genareo won poster awards at the recent Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association conference. The awards highlight excellence in education research and/or best practices in qualitative and quantitative research, innovative program evaluations, applied/action research, and work related to technical issues of assessment. More».
For more information, contact Joanne Marshall in the School of Education at 515-294-9995 or jmars@iastate.edu.

December 9, 2014

SOE alum Maggie Mabery named 2015 California Teacher of the Year: Mabery, a 1999 graduate from the School of Education, was named the 2015 California Teacher of the Year. Mabery teaches seventh and eighth grade science at Manhattan Beach Unified School District in Southern California. Mabery was also nominated as California's representative to the National Teacher of the Year competition. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

December 5, 2014

Amy Hutchison wins Early Career Achievement in Research award from the Literacy Research Association: Hutchison, an assistant professor in the School of Education, on Dec. 4 received the Early Career Achievement in Research award at the Literacy Research Association's conference in Marco Island, Florida. This is the primary research association in the area of literacy. Hutchison joins a list of prestigious previous winners in the field of literacy. David Reinking from Clemson University nominated her for the award. More».
For more information, contact Amy Hutchison in the School of Education at 515-294-1952 or amyhutch@iastate.edu.

More than 200 give more than $60,000 to Iowa State University on Giving Tuesday: As part of the ISU Foundation's Giving Tuesday campaign, more than 200 generous donors went online and contributed more than $60,000 to support students, faculty and programs across campus at Iowa State University. Thank you for your generosity and for helping us spread the message about the importance of giving! More».
For more information, contact Kelly Hanfelt in administration at 515-294-1849 or khanfelt@iastate.edu.

December 1, 2014

Dominique Williams elected treasurer of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality: Williams, a senior in Hospitality Management, will serve on the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality national board as treasurer. The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality is the premier student-led organization for minority students in hospitality and works to establish a relationship between the hospitality industry and minority students. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

November 28, 2014

Jane Todey, Kevin Randall, and Cathy Hockaday receive Helen Lebaron Hilton Funding: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Jane Todey, Kevin Randall, and Cathy Hockaday were awarded funding for their proposal to develop a multimedia/video tool that promotes Iowa State Extension and Outreach's Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14. The Strengthening Families program promotes positive impact by bringing families closer together and building skills that foster a balanced quality of life, along with positive outcomes for youth. The Helen LeBaron Hilton Fund supports community service, leadership and balanced quality of life. The emphasis of the work supported by this fund is to have a positive impact on human welfare. More».
For more information, contact Anthony Santiago in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at ads@iastate.edu.

November 26, 2014

Hospitality mangements students Christopher Debo, Brandon Farhat, Timarah Harris, Hannah Steinfadt, Kristina Pickard, Xi Yao, and Boning Zhou completed internships this fall: The students are the first to be recognized via Iowa State University's new merit system. The system recognizes student achievements via news releases, email, social media, websites, and more. More».
For more information, contact Dawn Fiihr in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-3459 or dmfiihr@iastate.edu.

November 25, 2014

Eojina Kim and Rebecca Tang awarded Helen LeBaron Hilton funds: Eojina Kim, a Ph.D. student in apparel, events, and hospitality management, and Rebecca Tang, an assistant professor in AESHM, were awarded Helen LeBaron Hilton funds for their proposal that identifies how consumers respond to different formats of menu labeling. The Helen LeBaron Hilton Fund supports community service, leadership, and balanced quality of life. Emphasis of the work supported by this fund is expected to have a positive impact on human welfare. More».
For more information, contact Anthony Santiago in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-294-7042 or ads@iastate.edu.

November 17, 2014

AESHM students and faculty win six awards at International Textile and Apparel Association Conference: Iowa State apparel, merchandising, and design faculty and staff took home six awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, Nov. 12-16 in Charlotte, N.C. Iowa State won three paper of distinction awards and three design awards. Award winners include Sara Marcketti, Elena Karpova, Eonyou Shin, Ellen McKinney, Chanmi Hwang, Yougji Lee, Sonali Diddi, Ling Zhang, and Anna Lingling Perry. Iowa State AESHM Professor Mary Lynn Damhorst is the current president of this organization. Eight AESHM faculty, two lecturers, and 14 graduate students attended the conference. More».
For more information, contact Ann Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

November 12, 2014

The Iowa State Dairy Products Evaluation Club places third at National Collegiate Dairy Product Evaluation: The Iowa State Dairy Products Evaluation Club team took third place at the 93rd annual National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The team placed first in cheddar cheese judging, third in butter judging, and third in ice cream judging. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

AESHM graduate student Kelly Abdelmassih receives conference scholarship: Kelly Abdelmassih, a graduate student in the hospitality management program, was chosen by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education to receive a scholarship to attend the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference that takes place in December in Arlington, Virginia.
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at drbob@iastate.edu.

Nicci Port and Jean Anderson chosen to be on the 2015 Women Impacting ISU calendar: Nicci Port, administrative specialist I, and Jean Anderson, director of the dietetics internship program and adjunct instructor and senior clinician of dietetics, were chosen as honorees for the ninth annual 2015 Women Impacting ISU calendar. The Women Impacting ISU calendar includes photographs of the three students, five faculty and four staff members who were chosen by a selection committee based on their achievements in service, teaching, research, administration and various other campus activities. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

November 10, 2014

Linda Serra Hagedorn elected president elect of Iowa Academy of Education: Hagedorn, associate dean of the College of Human Sciences and a professor in the School of Education, was just elected to the top post of this organization. The Iowa Academy of Education informs pre-kindergarten to grade 16 educational policies and practices in the state of Iowa through the scholarly consideration and analysis of significant educational issues. More».
For more information, contact Linda Serra Hagedorn in the School of Education at 515-294-5746 or lindah@iastate.edu.

Iowa State's online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instructional Technology degree program ranks in top 25 nationally: The program for teachers and other types of educators ranks in the top 25 nationally among such programs of its kind, according to thebestschools.org. Iowa State ranked 17th. The programs were selected based on academic excellence, range of available classes, faculty strength, rankings, and reputation. More».
For more information, contact Denise Crawford in the School of Education at 515-294-9141 or dschmidt@iastate.edu.

November 5, 2014

AESHM graduate student Sangwook Kang chosen as conference scholarship recipient: Sangwook Kang, a graduate student in the hospitality management program, was chosen by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education as recipient of a scholarship to attend the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference that takes place in December in Arlington, Virginia.
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at drbob@iastate.edu.

November 4, 2014

Jonathan Fox, Kelly Carnine, Clinton Gudmunson, Amelia Karraker, Jeanna Nation receive innovative teaching grant: Their proposal involved gamification of personal finance in young adulthood. The grant was one of four 2014-2015 Innovative Teaching Grants awarded designed to enhance the College of Human Sciences' curricular offerings. The college is providing $100,000 for the program.
For more information, contact Linda Serra Hagedorn in human development and family studies at 515-294-5746 or lindah@iastate.edu.

Christa Jackson, Mollie Appelgate, Larysa Nadolny, Gale Seiler, Manali Sheth get innovative teaching grant: Their proposal will use virtual worlds to prepare pre-service teachers to teach mathematics and science in culturally responsive ways. The grant was one of four 2014-2015 Innovative Teaching Grants awarded designed to enhance the College of Human Sciences' curricular offerings. The college is providing $100,000 for the program.
For more information, contact Linda Serra Hagedorn in the School of Education at 515-294-5746 or lindah@iastate.edu.

Katy Swalwell, Denise Crawford, Ralph Napolitano and Clyciane Michelini receive grant for Teaching and Learning Iowa History: The grant was one of four 2014-2015 Innovative Teaching Grants awarded designed to enhance the College of Human Sciences' curricular offerings. The college is providing $100,000 for the program.
For more information, contact Linda Serra Hagedorn in the School of Education at 515-294-5746 or lindah@iastate.edu.

E.J. Bang, Kristina Tank, Manali Sheth receive grant for Project Intellectually Ambitious Activities: The grant was one of four 2014-2015 Innovative Teaching Grants awarded designed to enhance the College of Human Sciences' curricular offerings. The college is providing $100,000 for the program.
For more information, contact Linda Serra Hagedorn in the School of Education at 515-294-5746 or lindah@iastate.edu.

November 3, 2014

American Hotel & Lodging Association Scholarships awarded to AESHM students Renea Rathmacher, Allison Dittmer, and Jennifer Forney: Two undergraduate and one graduate student in hospitality management were awarded scholarships from the American Hotel and Lodging Association at the Nov. 2 Iowa Lodging Association annual meeting. The students awarded were undergrads Renea Rathmacher and Allison Dittmer and distance graduate student Jennifer Forney. More».
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7474 or drbob@iastate.edu.

College of Human Sciences faculty, staff, and students raise $22,325.96 for United Way: This exceeded the college's goal by 127 percent. In addition to outright donations, an online auction, bake sale, and Pie in the Face contest engaged participants and contributed to the bottom line. The Student Council raised $1,141 with coordination by representatives from each of the college's student organizations and key coordination by Aimee Thacker. The online auction, organized by Theresa Boettcher, brought in $2,272.
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in administration at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

Zongyu Zhang, PhD, food science and technology, receives 2014 FMI (Food Marketing Institute Foundation) Food Safety Auditing Scholarship: As part of the scholarship, she attended the 2014 SQF (Safe, Quality and Food Institute) Conference meeting in Orlando, Fla. The FMI Foundation awards a one-year, $3,000 academic grant to 10 food and animal science majors for their academic pursuits to improve food safety and protect public health. More».
For more information, contact Breanna Wetzler in food science and human nutrition at 294-9166 or bwetzler@iastate.edu.

October 29, 2014

Alumna Sue Clarahan becomes Iowa's only Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian: Clarahan (1981, B.S. dietetics) is the first and only registered dietitian in Iowa, and one of only 81 in the nation, to become a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. "Obtaining the certification was important to me to assure that I am on the cutting edge of client care," she said. "We see the rate of eating disorders increasing yearly and it is important the client know that the practitioner they trust their care to, is up to date with advances in the field." The certification promotes standards of excellence within the field of eating disorders. It requires a combination of supervised direct patient care hours, completion of core coursework, demonstrated expertise and contributions to the field, and a certification exam. More».
For more information, contact Sue Clarahan in food science and human nutrition at sue@mypracticalnutrition.com.

October 27, 2014

Iowa State University alum Chad McEvoy wins Sport Marketing Association's Sutton Award: McEvoy is a professor of sport management at Syracuse University, and is receiving his award for expanding knowledge of sports. He will be honored for this achievement on Friday, Oct. 24, during the association's annual conference. More».
For more information, contact Emily Logan in administration at hswebaid@iastate.edu.

Ana-Paula Correia to receive AECT 2014 Outstanding Journal Article Award, Nov. 6 in Florida: Correia, an associate professor in the School of Education, will be presented the award at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)'s convention in Jacksonville, Fla. The award is in the design and development division. Correia and Farrah Dina Yusop of the University of Malaya in Malaysia, an Iowa State alumna and former graduate student of Correia's, co-authored an article about becoming a civic-minded instructional designer. More».
For more information, contact Ana-Paula Correia in the School of Education at 515-294-9376 or acorreia@iastate.edu.

October 17, 2014

Six students win Borlaug Student Poster Competition: Three graduate and three undergraduate Iowa State Students were winners at the Norman Borlaug Student Poster Competition. The winners where graduate students Sharon Tusiime, horticulture, Qi Xu, and Gar Yee Koh, both food science human nutrition, and undergraduate students Celize Christy, animal science, Malcolm Smith, and Cameron Hall, both global resource systems. The event was held in conjunction with World Food Prize week and the competition, along with a lecture by the World Food Prize Laureate, was held on campus on Monday, Oct. 13. More».
For more information, contact Breanna Wetzler in food science and human nutrition at 294-9166 or bwetzler@iastate.edu.

October 9, 2014

Brad Buck receives Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award: The Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award for distinguished achievements in education has been awarded to Brad Buck, the director of Iowa Department of Education. Brad Buck will be recognized for his achievements at the all-university Honors and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 10. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

Annice Fisher awarded Outstanding Young Professional Award: Annice Fisher, transfer student retention coordinator for the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of North Carolina, has been awarded the Outstanding Young Professional Award for her remarkable early career achievements. She will be recognized for her achievements at the all-university Honors and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 10. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

Helen LeBaron Hilton Award given to Justin Moore: Justin Moore, vice president of public policy and professional affairs for the American Physical Therapy Association, has been awarded the Helen LeBaron Hilton Award for community leadership, meritorious service, or distinguished achievements. Moore will be recognized at the all-university Honors and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 10. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

Christopher Duree and Daniel Hanson awarded Alumni Achievement Award: Christopher Duree, chancellor of the Iowa Valley Community College District, and Daniel Hanson, president of Peru State College, were awarded Alumni Achievement Award. They will be recognized for outstanding their achievements and service at the all-university Honors and Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Oct. 10. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

Thirty seven event management and hospitality management students inducted into Eta Sigma Delta: The Events Management and Hospitality Management Programs at Iowa State University induced 27 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students into the Eta Sigma Delta honor society on Wednesday, Oct. 8. More».
For more information, contact Robert Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at drbob@iastate.edu.

September 22, 2014

Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs win national award: The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's work with “Science of Parenting” has been selected as 3rd Place National Winner and 3rd Place Central Region Winner in the category of Internet Education Technology for the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Awards Program. Donna Donald accepted the award on behalf of herself and Lori Hayungs at the NEAFCS Awards Banquet last Thursday evening, September 18. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in administration at ccurtis@iastate.edu.

Quilts created by Jody Aultman displayed at Reiman Garden Quilt Show: Two quilts created by apparel, merchandising, and design Ph.D. student Jody Aultman were displayed as part of the Reiman Garden Quilt Show. The first quilt, Dogwood Celebration, was inspired by the thirtieth anniversary fabric that was sponsored by the American Quilters Society 2014 Show in Paducah, Kentucky. The second quilt, Autumn Fun, was inspired by the changing seasons, and included golden browns, yellows, burnt orange, greens, and black. More».
For more information, contact Ann-Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

Jim Butler named South Florida PGA Golf Professional of the Year: Jim Butler, a student in the apparel, events, and hospitality management hybrid Ph.D. program, was named the 2014 South Florida PGA Golf Professional of the Year. This award is the highest honor a PGA Professional can receive. More».
For more information, contact Ann-Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

September 19, 2014

Mary Beth Kaufman wins R.K. Bliss Extension Award: Kaufman, human sciences extension and outreach specialist, was recognized for her outstanding achievement for developing an overall or continuing extension education program. Kaufman serves on the Iowa JumpStart board of directors, gives leadership to Money Smart Week in Council Bluffs and Shelby County, and is Iowa’s liaison for the High School Financial Planning Program. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in the School of Education at lynnc@iastate.edu.

Linda Niehm awarded Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa: Niehm, associate professor of apparel, events and hospitality management, is awarded for advancing the economic development of the state of Iowa. Niehm serves as the leader for the College of Human Sciences' Entrepreneurship Education Initiative and works closely with the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship in providing support for individuals seeking counsel on starting a business. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell at lynnc@iastate.edu.

Tong Wang receives Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Research: Wang, professor of food science and human nutrition, is being recognized for her exemplary research performance or scholarship accomplishments. Wang has developed novel food and fuel processing techniques and value-added utilization strategies for soybeans, corn and eggs, and transferred them to industries. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

Lawrence Johnson wins university award for Outstanding Achievement in Research: Johnson, professor of food science and human nutrition, is being awarded for his contributions in research nationally and internationally. Johnson has been a highly productive and successful researcher in cereal science and technology with numerous books and chapters, peer-reviewed publications and $42 million in grants. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at lynnc@iastate.edu.

September 15, 2014

SOE names scholarship recipients: The Iowa State University School of Education has named Trevor Miller and Matt Robie as the winners of the Jan and J.D. Beatty Scholarship for Education Administration studies. Carolyn Manard received the Richard P. Manatt Fellowship for doctoral studies. All award winners will be recognized at the College of Human Sciences scholarship reception. More».
For more information, contact Joanne Marshall in the School of Education at 515-294-9995 or jmars@iastate.edu.

September 12, 2014

FSHN names 2014 Alumni Impact Award winners: Barbara Harland, Rodrigo Tarte, and Jill Zullo were announced as the 2014 Impact Award winners for making an impact in their profession and also in their community. They will be recognized on Oct. 10 at the FSHN Awards Banquet. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in administration at 515-294-3689 or lynnc@iastate.edu.

September 9, 2014

SOE assistant professor Rosemary J. Perez named 2014-2016 Emerging Scholar by American College Personnel Association: Rosemary J. Perez, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, has been named 2014-2016 Emerging Scholar by the American College Personnel Association's Standing Committee for Women. As Emerging Scholar, Dr. Perez will have an active role in conducting and supporting research on issues that affect women identified persons in higher education. More».
For more information, contact Rosemary Perez in the School of Education at 515-294-4447 or rjperez@iastate.edu.

September 5, 2014

SOE assistant professor Amy Hutchison awarded with fellowship at Center for Educational Transformation: Amy Hutchison has been awarded a fellowship with the Center for Educational Transformation, which is funded by the Carver Trust and housed at the University of Northern Iowa. In its first year of existence, the center hopes to focuses on research, practice, policy and innovation in educational systems. More».
For more information, contact Amy Hutchison in the School of Education at 515-294-1952 or amyhutch@iastate.edu.

August 29, 2014

Extension and Outreach Program Specialist Barbara Woods named as a "Face of Volunteerism": Volunteer Iowa has named Barbara Woods the "Face of Volunteerism." A spotlight is featured on Volunteer Iowa's Facebook page and blog. Woods has been involved with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Ames Human Relations committee in Ames and Central Iowa for over 35 years. More».
For more information, contact Debra M. Sellers in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-294-2312 or dsellers@iastate.edu.

August 25, 2014

AMD student Whitney Rorah takes $10,000 Omaha Fashion Cup: Whitney Rorah, May 2014 graduate and incoming graduate student in apparel, merchandising, and design, won the $10,000 Omaha Fashion Cup prize last week in Omaha, Nebraska. Rorah's award-winning bridal collection featured a floral wedding dress decorated with individually hand-crafted flower petals. The Omaha Fashion Cup concludes Omaha Fashion Week, a six-day event featuring more than 30 competitors. More».
For more information, contact Christina Denekas in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7821 or cdenekas@iastate.edu.

August 23, 2014

AESHM lecturer Tina Denekas wins blue ribbon at Iowa State Fair: Denekas won the ribbon in fabric and threads. Patrick Lose, a well-known quilter and pattern developer, held a racer quilt competition using jelly rolls of fabric. Contestants were timed on sewing it into a quilt top. Last year, Denekas had 43 minutes for time. This year, she did it in 36:44, which set a new record. Aside from the blue ribbon, Denekas won 40 yards of quilt batting.
For more information, contact Christina (Tina) M. Denekas in apparel, events, and hospitality management at cdenekas@iastate.edu.

August 18, 2014

FCEDS Club wins National Community Service Award: The summer was a successful one for the Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies Club at the AAFCS National Convention in St. Louis. The Club received the National Community Service Award for the third year in a row. Also, the philanthropy Chair, Elizabeth Hagan, presented her undergraduate research poster "Integrating Science into the Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom." Hagan, club member Brooke Sutton, and club advisor Lisa Stange also presented a session called "Doing the Right Things Right" that outlined steps the club has taken to become a successful student organization. More».
For more information, contact Lisa Stange in human development and family studies at 4-5652 or lgstange@iastate.edu.

August 14, 2014

Two ISU student teams place nationally in new food product development contests: One team placed second in a national food product competition hosted by Disney Consumer Products and the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association with Flight Bites , a bite-sized snack made of fruit and grain that's based on the Disney movie, "Planes." Another team took third place at a food product competition hosted by the American Dairy Science Association with their creation of Oodlebar . More».
For more information, contact Emily Logan in food science and human nutrition at hsnews1@iastate.edu.

College of Human Sciences offers $800k in scholarships: The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences and its departments have offered more than $800,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2014-2015 academic year. Click on an awarding department to view recipients. More».
For more information, contact Matthew Leimkuehler in administration at hswriter@iastate.edu.

August 13, 2014

DC Lee's research on health benefits of running published by 350+ media outlets: Congratulations to Iowa State University kinesiology assistant professor DC Lee! More than 350 media outlets, both print and broadcast, have published news about his research on the health benefits of running. This includes The New York Times, USA TODAY, CNN, NBC News, Reuters, Washington Post, TIME, Forbes, Los Angeles Times and Yahoo News
For more information, contact Duck-chul Lee in kinesiology at 515-294-8042 or dclee@iastate.edu.

August 11, 2014

Dr. Larysa Nadolny receives Exemplary Course Award: Dr. Nadolny received the 2014 Blackboard Exemplary Course Award for her online Digital Learning in the Secondary Classroom course. The award identifies online courses that are best designed and are engaging to students. More».
For more information, contact Karla Embleton in administration at 515-294-9198 or embleton@iastate.edu.

Hospitality management sent five faculty members and 20 graduate students to the annual International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education summer conference. The program had 21 presenters, making it the most well-represented at the conference for the second year in a row. The conference, which took place in San Diego is considered the foremost conclave in the field of hospitality and tourism management. 
For more information, contact Bob Bosselman in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7474 or drbob@iastate.edu.

July 25, 2014

Loa Christensen receives IFCSE Friends Award: Christensen, a lecturer and adviser in human development and family studies, received the IFCSE Friends Award this week at the annual meeting of the Iowa Family & Consumer Sciences Educators in Cedar Rapids. The award recognizes an outstanding individual who has promoted the goals of family and consumer sciences education. Loa has touched thousands of lives as a teacher, mentor, and friend. More».
For more information, contact Lisa Stange in human development and family studies at 515-294-5652 or lgstange@iastate.edu.

July 23, 2014

Yesenia Natalie Alvarez and Lisa Mushrush named students of the year by Iowa Family & Consumer Sciences Educators: They were presented the award Monday at the IFCSE's annual conference in Cedar Rapids. "I can't wait to get out there and just teach," Alvarez said on Facebook. "Those who know me know this has been my dream since I was in kindergarten and in two short semesters, it will become my reality." More».
For more information, contact Lisa Stange in human development and family studies at 515-294-5652 or lgstange@iastate.edu.

July 3, 2014

FSHN graduate student Justin Banach wins John Brandt Memorial Scholarship: Banach is one of three winners of the scholarship, awarded annually by the Land O'Lakes Foundation to graduate students who have shown exceptional aptitude in the study of dairy animal, food science or agribusiness. More».
For more information, contact Justin Banach in food science and human nutrition at jbanach@iastate.edu.

Matthew Rowling wins Undergraduate Research Mentor Award: Rowling, an associate professor in the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition , is the winner of the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the Board on Human Sciences. He will be recognized Nov. 3 in Orlando, Fla. More».
For more information, contact Matthew Rowling in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9105 or mrowling@iastate.edu.

June 24, 2014

Five FSHN students place second in national competition: The Iowa State students and their product, Flight Bites, placed second in a national competition hosted by Disney Consumer Products and the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association. They were one of five finalists to take part in the competition. More».
For more information, contact Emily Logan in the College of Human Sciences at 813-285-9267 or hsnews1@iastate.edu.

June 17, 2014

CHS alum Aiddy Phomvisay wins 2014 Passport to Prosperity award: Phomvisay, principal of Marshalltown High School, announced today as one of the Iowa International Center's four 2014 Passport to Prosperity award recipients. He'll be recognized Sept. 27 at Drake University. More».
For more information, contact John Schuh in the School of Education at 515-294-2336 or jschuh@iastate.edu.

June 10, 2014

Ana-Paula Correia wins AECT 2014 Outstanding Journal Article Award: Correia, an associate professor in the School of Education, is the winner of the AECT-Association for Educational Communications and Technology's 2014 Outstanding Journal Article Award for the design and development division. She and Farrah Dina Yusop of the University of Malaya in Malaysia, an Iowa State alumna and former graduate student of Correia's, co-authored an article about becoming a civic-minded instructional designer. They'll receive their award in November at the AECT convention in Florida. More».
For more information, contact Ana-Paula Correia in the School of Education at 515-294-9376 or acorreia@iastate.edu.

May 30, 2014

ISU alum Todd Snyder up for national fashion designer award: ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management alum Todd Snyder is up for the national Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award for best new menswear designer, Monday at the Lincoln Center in New York. Read about it in The Des Moines Register. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.

May 29, 2014

Iowa State ranked a top fashion design and merchandising school: Iowa State is one of the top fashion design and merchandising schools in the nation, according to http://www.fashion-schools.org/. New rankings show ISU is #2 in the Midwest for both fashion design and merchandising, #4 nationally for fashion merchandising, and #7 nationally for fashion design. More».
For more information, contact Lynn Campbell in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-3689 or lynnc@iastate.edu.

May 15, 2014

Alumna Stephanie Laird wins prestigious international technology and reading award: Laird, a Mitchellville Elementary school teacher who received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Iowa State in 2008 and 2013, is this year's grand prize winner of the IRA Award for Technology and Reading, awarded by the International Reading Association. More».
For more information, contact John Schuh in the School of Education at 515-294-2336 or jschuh@iastate.edu.

May 9, 2014

Ann Marie Fiore receives Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award: Fiore, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was one of 16 who received the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award on May 7 from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Fiore was nominated by Doreen Chung who wrote: "Upon the start of my career at ISU, Ann Marie has helped me ease into my new role. As a new faculty member, I experienced 'cultural shock' transitioning from a graduate student. We have regular and open communications. I always feel comfortable discussing with her about my concerns and anxiousness; and she is always transparent and shares her experiences generously." More».
For more information, contact Rob Schweers at 515-294-6142 or rob@iastate.edu.

May 7, 2014

Larysa Nadolny wins two 2014 Blackboard awards: Nadolny, an assistant professor in the School of Education, won the 2014 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course, and was a Directors Choice for Courses with Distinction. Nadolny redesigned the undergraduate introductory instructional technology course for the School of Education, making it better-suited for the wide variety of secondary education majors. By creating a game-based learning model for the class, she allows students to collaborate and compete against one another, all while working toward a shared goal. Nadolny will be recognized at Blackboard's annual users conference, BbWorld, July 15-17 in Las Vegas. She is among a select group of educators and course designers from around the world whose courses have earned the exemplary course designation. More».
For more information, contact Larysa Nadolny in the School of Education at 515-294-9928 or lnadolny@iastate.edu.

May 6, 2014

Hospitality management student receives national scholarship: Tess Dusenberry has been awarded the national Phi Upsilon Omicron Members/Centennial Scholarship. Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honor society emphasizing leadership and scholarship. Dusenberry is the chapter treasurer and will be president next year.
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher in administration at 515-294-2820 or dmosher@iastate.edu.

May 5, 2014

Mandeep Virk-Baker named outstanding dietetics student of the year: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics named Virk-Baker, an Iowa State intern, the Outstanding Dietetics Student of the Year More».
For more information, contact Jean Anderson in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-7316 or janderso@iastate.edu.

May 2, 2014

"Oodlebar" in top three nationally for Carmen Au, Justin Banach, Lily Benner, Claire Collins, Charlwit Kulchaiyawat, Molly Paterson: The Iowa State food science students' new ice cream novelty called "Oodlebar" is one of three finalists in the Dairy Research Institute's New Product Contest. Oodlebar is packed with oodles of protein, reduced fat vanilla flavored ice cream, and peanut butter cookie dough chunks. The students will present their product again at the annual American Dairy Science Association meeting, July 20-24 in Kansas City. This is the second year in a row Dr. Stephanie Clark has coached a team to the top three in this contest. Last year the team who created DayBreakers placed second. More».
For more information, contact Stephanie Clark in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-7346 or milkmade@iastate.edu.

Human development and family studies graduate students receive research excellence award: Jui Dhalewadikar and Meghan Gillette received the spring 2014 Research Excellence Award. Attached to this award id a $250 honorarium, certificate, and honor tassel. More».
For more information, contact Brenda Nelson in human development and family studies at 515-294-6321 or bnelson@iastate.edu.

April 30, 2014

Heddleson interns announced:Savanna Bachus and Kaitlyn Romitti have been awarded the Heddleson Internships with Iowa State Extension and Outreach. These internships prepare students for careers in extension or community outreach. More».
For more information, contact Cindy Fletcher in human development and family studies at 515-294-8521 or Cynthia@iastate.edu.

Faculty members promoted: Nine College of Human Sciences faculty members were among those granted promotions, in action by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, on Thursday, April 24. The promotions go into effect for the 2014-2015 academic year. Among those promoted to associate professor with tenure: Buddhi Lamsal, Lakshman Rajagopal, Matthew Rowling, Soko Starobin, Tianshu Zheng. Already-tenured faculty promoted to professor include: Michael Clough, Anne Foegen, Patricia Leigh, Robert Reason. More».
For more information, contact Carla Peterson in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-7804 or carlapet@iastate.edu.

April 29, 2014

Bob Bosselman receives Tom B. Thielen Award: Bosselman, professor and chair in apparel, events, and hospitality management, on April 29 received the Tom B. Thielen Award, which recognizes faculty contributions to student life. Bosselman advised at least two student organizations in his department and has served as president of the Memorial Union Board of Directors for two years. He networked with university and community-based organizations to find employment opportunities for students in his department that support their career goals. He has also engaged student affairs professionals as instructors in his classes and as guest lecturers.
For more information, contact Ann Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

Doris Adams Scholarship recipients announced: Students who have received the College of Human Sciences Doris Adams Scholarship for summer study abroad include: Amanda Bries, dietetics; Anna Fisher, nutritional science; Bailie Kies, dietetics; Rachel Lukowski, pre-diet and exercise; Katelyn Oates, dietetics; Rachel Walz, dietetics. More».
For more information, contact Catie Funk in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-1010 or chsintl@iastate.edu.

Students selected for summer CHS International Experiences Scholarships: Eight students have received the College of Human Sciences International Scholarship to support study abroad this summer in countries such as South Korea, India, Spain, and Thailand. Awardees include Morgan Bahl, nutritional science; Amanda Bries, dietetics; Madeline Carder, child, adult, and family services; Steven Carlson, kinesiology and health; Christina Creel, apparel, merchandising, and design, Samantha Kanselaar, dietetics; Rachel Lukowski, pre-diet and exercise; Lisa Tiedeman, dietetics. More».
For more information, contact Catie Funk in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-1010 or chsintl@iastate.edu.

April 28, 2014

U.S. EPA names Iowa State a winner of People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) phase II award: Iowa State was named one of seven winning student teams for designing a new kind of fabric made with fibers from bacteria and yeast grown in tea and polymers of corn and soy. Graduate students Armine Ghalachyan, Rui Li, and Gauri Ramasubramanian were supervised by faculty members Young-A Lee, Cheryl Farr, and Chunhui Xiang in apparel, merchandising, and design and Samy Madbouly in materials science and engineering. The winning teams announced Sunday will each be recommended for Phase II funding of a grant up to $90,000. These teams previously received Phase I funding, which provided them with up to $15,000 to develop their design. More».
For more information, contact Young-A Lee in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-7826 or ylee@iastate.edu.

April 25, 2014

Cody Fountain and Janelle Blanco win multicultural student awards: Fountain, a senior in kinesiology and health, is the winner of the 2014 Scholarly Leadership Award presented by the ISU Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Blanco, a senior in early childhood education, won the Outstanding Student Award. The awards selection committee said it was particularly impressed with Fountain's academic persistence and determination. The awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4 in the Great Hall of Memorial Union.
For more information, contact Denise Williams in student services at 515-294-0532 or dnwill@mail.iastate.edu.

College of Human Sciences honors 14 faculty and staff with awards: The 2014 awards ceremony, held April 23, highlighted the efforts of 14 faculty and staff members in the college. See a complete list of awardees and read more about each of their accomplishments. Also see photos from the reception. More».
For more information, contact Matthew Leimkuehler in administration at 515-294-9424 or hswriter@iastate.edu.

April 10, 2014

Nicholas Thomas, Eric Brown elected to lead international hospitality group: Thomas was elected president and Brown was elected vice president of the Central Federation Board of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (I-CHRIE). The council is the global advocate of hospitality and tourism education for schools, colleges, and universities offering programs in hotel and restaurant management, food service management, and culinary arts. Thomas and Brown will assume their leadership positions in July. The two Iowa State assistant professors in apparel, events, and hospitality management will make presentations at the Central Federation Educational Symposium in Chicago next month. Then in July, many AESHM faculty and graduate students will be presenting at the I-CHRIE conference in San Diego. More».
For more information, contact Nicholas Thomas in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-1777 or nthomas@iastate.edu.

FSHN senior lecturers Linda Svendsen and Rose Martin recognized: The two senior lecturers were recognized for the impact that their teaching has on first-year students by the honors students in the Iowa State chapters of Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma.
For more information, contact Breanna Wetzler in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9166 or bwetzler@iastate.edu.

Erica Beirman, Celia Bravard in food science and human nutrition win Veishea awards: Two people from the College of Human Sciences were among those recognized in the fifth annual Veishea awards ceremony. Bravard, a senior in food science, was initiated into the Cardinal Key Honor Society, the top honor society at Iowa State. Beirman, adviser of the Culinary Science Club and lecturer in food science and human nutrition, was named Outstanding Organization Adviser. More».
For more information, contact Breanna Wetzler in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9166 or bwetzler@iastate.edu.

CHS alumni Erin Curtis and Tyler Weig named 2014 STATEment Makers: Curtis, a 2010 graduate in kinesiology and exercise science, and Weig, a 2005 graduate in community health education, are among 17 Iowa State alumni named 2014 STATEment Makers by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. The honor recognizes the early personal and professional accomplishments and contributions to society of Iowa State University's young alumni 32 years of age and under. More».
For more information, contact Tillie Bell Good at Iowa State University at 515-294-2584 or tbgood@iastate.edu.

April 7, 2014

Graduate student Emily Cokeley receives the Costume Society of America Otto Thieme Internship Award: This is a competitively funded opportunity that helps support students in a summer internship in the Midwest. Emily will be working with the State Historical Society of Iowa in museum and management collection, specifically she will focus on the textiles and dress collection.
For more information, contact Ann Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6364 or amfiore@iastate.edu.

April 3, 2014

Alumna Simin Nikbin Meydani to receive Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University's Alumni Association and Foundation: Meydani graduated from Iowa State with a Ph.D. in nutrition from Iowa State in 1981. She will receive her award at the Distinguished Awards Celebration, to be held at 1:30 p.m. April 11 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. More».
For more information, contact Tara Lackey in administration at 515-294-9424 or hsnews1@iastate.edu.

April 1, 2014

School of Education's Larry Ebbers wins national leadership award for work with community colleges: Ebbers, a University Professor in the School of Education, was recognized with the national Leadership Award from the American Association of Community Colleges at the group's annual convention on Saturday, April 5. One news article calls him a "community college legend" and "the face of community college leadership development in Iowa." More».
For more information, contact Larry Ebbers in the School of Education at 515-294-8067 or lebbers@iastate.edu.

March 31, 2014

CHS alums Carol Anderson, Beverly Kruempel to receive homecoming awards from ISU Alumni Association: Two CHS alums are among those who will be recognized Oct. 10 with ISU homecoming awards from the ISU Alumni Association. Anderson, a home economics graduate from Cobb, Wis., will receive the Alumni Medal. Kruempel of Ames, who received degrees in home economics and education, will receive the Alumni Merit Award. More».
For more information, contact Julie Larson at Iowa State University at (515) 294-8490 or jklarson@iastate.edu.

School of Education students Cameron Beatty and Cristobal Salinas Jr. nominated ACPA scholars in residence: The two Iowa State doctoral students in higher education were nominated as scholars in residence for ACPA (College Student Educators International)'s standing committee on men and masculinity. Scholars in residence are emerging scholars who have provided insights through their research and scholarship on college men and masculinities to further the discussion in student affairs and higher education.
For more information, contact Cristobal Salinas Jr. in the School of Education at 515-294-3265 or csalinas@iastate.edu.

March 27, 2014

SOE alum Aiddy Phomvisay named secondary principal of the year: Phomvisay, the Marshalltown High School principal who received his master's degree in education administration from Iowa State in 2004, was named secondary principal of the year by the School Administrators of Iowa. He's been in Marshalltown since 2011 and was previously an associate principal at Valley High School in West Des Moines. More».
For more information, contact Joanne Marshall in the School of Education at 515-294 9995 or jmars@mail.iastate.edu.

March 26, 2014

Lori Reesor, Dan Robinson recognized at NASPA higher education conference in Baltimore: Reesor, an Iowa State alumna who received her master's degree in educational leadership and policy studies in 1987, received a Pillar of the Profession award from NASPA. School of Education Professor Dan Robinson, who is retiring, was recognized at a reception at NASPA's annual conference in Baltimore, March 15-19. NASPA is an association of student affairs administrators in higher education. More».
For more information, contact John Schuh in the School of Education at 515-294-2336 or jschuh@iastate.edu.

School of Education doctoral students Adele Lozano and Cristobal Salinas Jr. receive ACPA Latin@ Network Awards: Lozano will receive the Supporting Latino Access Award and Salinas will receive the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the ACPA Latin@ Network open business meeting, April 1 in Indianapolis. More».
For more information, contact Cristobal Salinas in the School of Education at 515-708 5103 or csalinas@iastate.edu.

March 25, 2014

Mid Life and Beyond effort cited for outstanding research-based programming: A team led by Ruth Freeman and Jennifer Margrett received the Excellence in Research-based Programming Award from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The award recognizes the organizers of the Mid Life and Beyond project, which helps Iowa communities prepare for an increasingly older population. The project is coordinated by Margrett, an associate professor of gerontology, and extension specialists Freeman, Barbara Anderson, Donna Donald, Sherry Ford, and Susan Taylor. More».
For more information, contact Jennifer Margrett in human development and family studies at 515-294-3028 or margrett@iastate.edu.

White named Fellow by Institute of Food Technologists: Pamela White, dean of the College of Human Sciences has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists. The honor recognizes White as one of the best minds in food science and for extraordinary contributions to the field of food science and technology. White will formally accept the honor on Sat., June 21 in New Orleans during the organization's annual meeting. More».
For more information, contact Cathy Curtis in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-8175 or ccurtis@iastate.edu.

March 24, 2014

ISU alum Kim Tierney named SAI's 2014 elementary school principal of the year: Tierney, principal of Denver Elementary School in northeast Iowa, is the School Administrators of Iowa's 2014 elementary school principal of the year. Tierney in 2008 received her master's degree in educational leadership and policy from Iowa State University. More».
For more information, contact Joanne Marshall in the School of Education at 515-294-9995 or jmars@iastate.edu.

March 20, 2014

ISU alum Lisa Prestemon Eberhart wins Outstanding Dietitian of the Year award: Eberhart, who graduated from Iowa State in 1981 with a degree in hotel, restaurant, and institution management, received the award from the North Carolina Dietetic Association at the group's annual meeting Friday in Charlotte, N.C. The award is the association's highest recognition. Eberhart works as a registered dietitian for University Dining at North Carolina State University. She is also featured in the "Fifth annual showcase of 10 incredible RDs who are making a difference" in Today's Dietitian magazine's March 2014 issue. More».
For more information, contact Lisa Prestemon Eberhart in food science and human nutrition at (919) 467-5250 or lisardldn@aol.com.

March 11, 2014

Tera Lawson and Sharon Wirth honored with CYtation Awards: The two College of Human Sciences P&S staff members were among those honored by ISU President Steven Leath, Provost Jonathan Wickert, and P&S Council President Steven Mayberry, Mar. 5. Lawson, a program coordinator in the School of Education, received a CYtation Award for her work on the CHS P&S Council. Wirth, a teaching lab coordinator in apparel, events, and hospitality management, received a Cytation Award for tackling additional challenges under unusual circumstances. More».
For more information, contact Tera Lawson in the School of Education at 515-294-7280 or tjlawson@iastate.edu.

March 3, 2014

School of Education Director John Schuh named recipient of a 2014 Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award from the ISU Alumni Association: Schuh is one of six to be honored this year and will receive his award at the Inspiration Awards & Annual Dinner on May 30. Since the award's inception in 2012, four of the 12 winners have come from the College of Human Sciences. More».
For more information, contact John Schuh in the School of Education at 515-294-2336 or jschuh@iastate.edu.

February 28, 2014

Amy Hutchison wins national Early Career Scholar for 2014 award: Hutchison, an assistant professor in the School of Education, will receive the award April 3 in Philadelphia from the American Educational Research Association (AERA)'s special interest group for Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL).
For more information, contact Amy Hutchison in the School of Education at 515-294-1952 or amyhutch@iastate.edu.

February 25, 2014

Iowa State FCS alum Lindsey Shirley wins national educator of the year award: Shirley received the educator of the year award from the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association and Goodheart-Willcox Publishing. Shirley is an FCS teacher educator, assistant professor, and extension specialist at Utah State University. She graduated from Iowa State in 2001 with a bachelor's degree and in 2007 with a doctorate in family and consumer sciences education and studies. She credits her mentors including Charles Achter, assistant to the director of the ISU School of Education. More».
For more information, contact Charles Achter in the School of Education at 515-294-7937 or cachter@iastate.edu.

February 20, 2014

AMD alumna Kari Calhoun is a contestant on America's Next Top Model: Calhoun, a 2012 graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design, made it on to the reality TV show that airs on The CW Television Network. Vote online to keep her on the show. Voting is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 27, March 2, 5, 8, 12, 15, 22, 25, 28, and April 1. More».
For more information, contact Kari Calhoun in apparel, events, and hospitality management at karimichelle@icloud.com.

February 19, 2014

Dominique Williams elected treasurer of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality: Williams is an Iowa State junior in hospitality management. The society aids in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. It also builds and maintains relationships between hospitality professionals and minority students in ways that encourage lifelong commitment to the organization. More».
For more information, contact Dominique Williams in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 563-650-4538 or dwilliam@iastate.edu.

February 18, 2014

Caroline Weeks wins Iowa State University Symphony Concerto Competition: Weeks, a dietetics and music double major, is the winner of the Iowa State University Symphony Concerto Competition. She will be performing Sir William Walton's Viola Concerto with the symphony on March 8. The concert is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets, available the week of the show and at the door, are $3 for students and $5 for adults. Limited seating available.
For more information, contact Caroline Weeks in the College of Human Sciences at 515-783-3323 or ccweeks@iastate.edu.

February 5, 2014

FSHN students are finalists in Dairy Research Institute's new product competition: A team of Iowa State food science and human nutrition students were selected as finalists in the Dairy Research Institute's new product competition. Team members Carmen Au, Charlwit Kulchaiyawat, Claire Collins, Justin Banach, Kim Nguyen, Lily Benner, and Molly Paterson have a product called "Oodlepop" that is among the top six in the competition. The team will submit a full report by April 4 and the top three winners will be announced April 23. Last year, an Iowa State team took second place in the national competition with a product called "DayBreakers" that looked and tasted like french toast sticks but are gluten-free and full of dairy protein and calcium. More».
For more information, contact Breanna Wetzler in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9166 or bwetzler@iastate.edu.

February 3, 2014

Professor Emeritus Ann Thompson, Assoc. Professor Ana-Paula Correia, and alumna Evrim Baran receive Best Journal Article Award: The Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division of Distance Learning awarded three members of the ISU Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching the Best Journal Article Award for 2013. The award is given for best research on an important aspect of distance education. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thompson in the School of Education at 515-294-5287 or eat@iastate.edu.

January 31, 2014

Alumna Joi Mahon becomes an official licensed designer for McCall Pattern Company: Mahon, a 1999 Iowa State graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design, is believed to be the first ISU alum to be featured as a McCall Pattern designer, said academic adviser Ann Thye. Her designs will be featured in the June catalog. She said she learned to sew on McCall's patterns and when she inherited all of her grandmother's sewing supplies. Mahon also has a new book and does online and live classes around the country. Mahon's website and company is called Dress Forms Design Studio, LLC and is based in Sioux City. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.

Jessica Pearce leads ISU Dance Marathon to raise $427,350.17: Congratulations to all of our CHS students who were leaders of this year's Iowa State Dance Marathon and raised $427,350.17 for kids in the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network. Kudos to general co-director Jessica Pearce in kinesiology; committee members Jill Zibrowski in kinesiology, Stephanie Tigges in elementary education, and Sadie Oakland in dietetics; and adviser Scott Broady in education. More».
For more information, contact Jessica Pearce in kinesiology at 402-740-4892 or jpearce@iastate.edu.

January 28, 2014

Connie Sievers to be part of the 2014 CNN Fit Nation triathlon team: Every year, CNN documents six individuals who commit to a healthy lifestyle while training to race a in a triathlon. This year's race will feature Sievers, a 1984 Iowa State University graduate in family and consumer science education. She will be taking the journey to completion of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on Sept 14. More».
For more information, contact Lisa Stange in human development and family studies at 515-294-1362 or kgstange@iastate.edu.

January 23, 2014

Connie Hargrave, associate professor in the School of Education, on Jan. 23 received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advancing One Community Award from Iowa State University. Hargrave was cited for promoting an inclusive multicultural community that embraces equality. More».
For more information, contact Connie Hargrave in the School of Education at 515-294-8175 or cph@iastate.edu.

January 14, 2014

2014 College of Human Sciences Cyclone Aides named: Susan Cruz-Rodriguez, a freshman in apparel, merchandising, and design; David Mena, a freshman in pre-diet and exercise; Allison Tikalsky, a sophomore in kinesiology and health; and Dustin Young, a junior in apparel, merchandising, and design will represent the college during new student orientation this year, welcoming freshmen and transfer students. Samantha Roelfs, a junior in elementary education, will be a Cyclone Aide adviser and will train these students and their 33 peers from across the university. More».
For more information, contact Denise Williams in the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-0532 or dnwill@iastate.edu.

January 6, 2014

Aisha White, a Ph.D. student in human development and family studies, has been accepted to participate in the Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Institute on African Americans and Education at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. More».
For more information, contact Aisha White in human development and family studies at 515-294-6812 or atwhite@iastate.edu.

January 4, 2014

Erin Lyon wins national Make it with Wool fashion design contest: Lyon, an Iowa State senior in apparel, merchandising, and design, won the national Make it with Wool fashion design contest! She used the same fabric that her mom used for her entry years ago. Erin will fly to Charleston, S.C. in a few weeks to receive the award and scholarship. www.makeitwithwool.com More».
For more information, contact Erin Lyon in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 641-751-8672 or etlyon@iastate.edu.

January 3, 2014

Madeline Condon wins YMA Fashion Scholarship: Condon, who's double majoring in apparel, merchandising, and design and communication studies, will receive the $5,000 scholarship at a YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund gala, Jan. 8 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. More than 1,000 industry professionals are scheduled to attend. More».
For more information, contact Ann Thye in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-6360 or annthye@iastate.edu.