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September 10, 2019

Elizabeth Stegemöller will deliver a workshop at the Kennedy Center, Sept. 12: A workshop on music therapy will be led by Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor in kinesiology, Sept. 12, as part of the opening of the REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The REACH is an expansion of the Kennedy Center aimed at re-imagining the intersection between audiences and art. Stegemöller's outreach and research demonstrate ways music can be tapped to improve movement, memory, and motor skills for people with Parkinson's disease. The workshop, which connects Stegemöller's group with Parkinson's via Zoom, was curated by the American Music Therapy Association.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Stegmöller in kinesiology at 515-294-5966 or

College of Human Sciences team authors bilingual curriculum to support Latinx students, families: A College of Human Sciences team consisting of: human development and family studies doctoral student Maria B. Alcivar-Zuniga; postdoctoral associate Judy Levings; Extension and Outreach program specialist Brenda Allen, extension field specialists Rosa Gonzalez and Norm Dorado-Robles; extension educator Michelle Schott, extension youth program coordinator Araceli Martinez; human development and family studies professor Kimberly Greder; and School of Education professor Katherine Bruna has developed a new bilingual curriculum for Latinx students' college and career readiness. ¡Salir Adelante! Caminos a Nuestro Futuro (Pathways to Our Future) will be pilot-tested in three Iowa communities this fall.
For more information, contact Katherine Bruna in the School of Education at 515-294-4144 or

Eric Olson receives Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate: Congratulations to Dr. Eric Olson, assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, on being the third person in the College of Human Sciences to earn a Teaching Online Certificate through the nationally-recognized Quality Matters program. To earn this certificate, participants must complete a series of online training programs. Learn more about this professional development opportunity:

For more information, contact Karla Embleton in administration at 515-294-9198 or

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