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December 10, 2018

Village News highlights research on connection between singing and improved motor function in people with Parkinson's disease: A Dec. 6 brief from Village News highlighted Elizabeth Stegemoller's research on how singing can improve motor function for people with Parkinson's disease. While Stegemoller says that the findings are only preliminary data, the benefits can be similar to taking medicine. More».
For more information, contact Elizabeth Stegemoller in kinesiology at 294-5966 or

December 6, 2018

New York Times, other outlets feature kinesiology professor's study on benefits of strength training and effects on heart health: The New York Times, Cardiovascular Business, and Newsmax featured associate professor of kinesiology DC (Duck-chul) Lee's study on the benefits of weightlifting on heart health. Lee's study was featured in the Nov. 13 article "Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn't take much" from Inside Iowa State. More».
For more information, contact Duck-Chul Lee in kinesiology at 294-8042 or

Newton Daily News highlights profile on senior in elementary education Jake Bennett: A Newton Daily News brief featured a College of Human Sciences profile on Jake Bennett, senior in elementary education, and his passion for both teaching and coaching elementary school students. "I think teaching and coaching are really unique positions because you’re able to impact [a] person more than any other profession.” More».
For more information, contact Jake Bennett in the School of Education at

December 3, 2018

KHOI FM Radio features Black Lives Matter student coursework and exhibit: KHOI Radio Local Talk show host Gale Seiler on Monday interviewed apparel, merchandising, and design sophomores Brandon Spencer, Crystal Davis and assistant professor Kelly Reddy-Best about an Iowa State University course in which students examine black identity and dress in relation to politics and history. Students in the class learned history and cultural-study research methodology to curate a two-dimensional exhibit. The 18-minute radio segment began about 15 minutes into the show, which is also available as a podcast. The "Black Lives Matter: Fashion, Liberation and the Fight for Freedom" exhibit is on display at the Ames Public Library through Tuesday, December 11. The students will talk about the exhibit in a free public lecture on Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4; a one-hour reception precedes the 7 p.m. lecture.

For more information, contact Kelly Reddy-Best in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9919 or

ISU College of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, Kim Brantner highlighted in Mapleton Press story: Kim Brantner, an ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach family life specialist, was featured in a story by The Mapleton Press about calendars and cookbooks focused on healthy eating available through the Human Sciences Extension and Outreach program. More».
For more information, contact Kim Brantner in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 712-249-0258 or

November 27, 2018

Waterloo Courier highlights College of Human Sciences Ambassadors: The Waterloo Courier recognized the ISU College of Human Sciences students who represent the CHS as ambassadors, in a brief posted November 11. More».
For more information, contact Dawn Risdal in the College of Human Sciences at

Doctorate of Education program approval featured in Des Moines Business Record: In a brief from Nov. 16, the Des Moines Business Record mentioned the approval of the Doctorate of Education program by the Board of Regents. Information about the program will become available on the School of Education's website by Dec. 3. More».
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Cedar Rapids Gazette article features assistant professor of kinesiology, who says meditation could help people maintain an exercise routine: In an article from the Cedar Rapids Gazette, assistant professor of kinesiology Jacob Meyer discussed how practicing mindfulness meditation, which involves paying close attention to present emotions, thoughts, and sensations, can help people stick to an exercise routine during the winter months. More».
For more information, contact Jaocb Meyer in kinesiology at 294-1386 or

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