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Iowa State delegation attends Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Day at the Capitol: Iowa State University students Tom Nelson and Mackenzie Klima on Thursday joined the School of Education's Mollie Appelgate, Angela Prince, Michael Bowman, Marlene Strathe, Heidi Doellinger, and Anita Micich (not pictured) for Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Day at the Capitol. They were introduced in the Iowa House and Senate, and met with legislators to share their expertise, concerns, and research relating to key pieces of legislation. More».
For more information, contact Heidi Doellinger in the School of Education at 515-294-6368 or hldoell@iastate.edu.

Constance Beecher featured in Faculty Focus video: Constance Beecher, an assistant professor in the School of Education, was recently featured in a Faculty Focus video by the College of Human Sciences. The clips highlight human scientists at Iowa State University. Visit the college's YouTube channel to see all Faculty Focus videos More».
For more information, contact Ryan Riley in administration at 515-294-0866 or rbriley@iastate.edu.

Des Moines Register shares financial tips from Suzanne Bartholomae: In the article, Bartholomae, an assistant professor in human development and family studies, said taking on increased debt for college can jeopardize parents' retirement savings. More».
For more information, contact Suzanne Bartholomae in human development and family studies at 515-294-9528 or suzanneb@iastate.edu.

Noreen Naseem Rodriguez featured in national Visions of Education podcast: Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, an assistant professor in the School of Education, is featured in the latest Visions of Education podcast. In episode 76, education professor Dan Krutka and high school teacher Michael Milton chat with Rodriguez about teaching Asian-American histories and her new Social Studies and the Young Learner article, "But they didn't do nothin' wrong! Teaching about Japanese-American incarcertion." An article about teaching Asian American histories will also be published in Theory and Research in Social Education. More».
For more information, contact Noreen Naseem Rodriguez in the School of Education at 515-294-3315 or nrdz@iastate.edu.

Trend magazine releases February issue online: Trend, a student-run fashion magazine at Iowa State University, this week published its February issue online. This month's 33-page edition features articles on Valentine's Day as well as "Galentine's Day," a nonofficial holiday celebrated as a day for ladies celebrating ladies. The edition also includes "five men must haves" and "how to achieve oversized layering." More».
For more information, contact Sarah Paul in apparel, events, and hospitality management at scpaul@iastate.edu.

The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success at ISU publishes video on queer fashion and style exhibit: The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success at Iowa State University published a video to their "Out and About" series highlighting "Queer Fashion and Style: Stories from the Heartland." The exhibit, curated by Kelly Reddy-Best, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, shares the experiences of 12 Midwest LGBTQIA+ women, ages 30 to 50, who agreed to share their stories about what they wear and how they wear it. More».
For more information, contact Kelly Reddy-Best in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9919 or klrb@iastate.edu.

Ames Tribune article highlights bakery started by ISU students Steven Grothe and Seth Willis: The Ames Tribune published an article featuring the Bonne Bouche Bakery, a home bakery started by two ISU students earlier this year. Steven Grothe, a sophomore in culinary food science, and Seth Willis, a senior in kinesiology and health, started their bakery by cooking out of their apartment and taking orders from their Facebook page. More».
For more information, contact Seth Willis or Steven Grothe at swillis@iastate.edu; ssgrothe@iastate.edu.

Successful Farming Magazine highlights Stephanie Clark in article about food trends: In an article published by Successful Farming Magazine, Stephanie Clark, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, discusses how cheese became a "cool" food. According to the article, food products that have recently become trendy and popular include cheese, craft beer, and bacon. More».
For more information, contact Stephanie Clark in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-7346 or milkmade@iastate.edu.

Des Moines Register features Iowa State distance Ph.D. student Amanda Miller: The Des Moines Register published an article highlighting the work of Amanda Miller, an Iowa State distance Ph.D. student in hospitality management. Miller is in charge of "the largest restaurant in the state" as head of Des Moines Public Schools' Food and Nutrition Management, which feeds about 30,000 kids daily. More».
For more information, contact Amanda Miller in apparel, events, and hospitality management at amandam2@iastate.edu.

Kelly Reddy-Best featured in Faculty Focus video: Kelly Reddy-Best, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was recently featured in a Faculty Focus video by the College of Human Sciences. The clips highlight human scientists at Iowa State University. Visit the college's YouTube channel to see all Faculty Focus videos. More».
For more information, contact Kelly Reddy-Best in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9919 or klrb@iastate.edu.

Des Moines Register features kinesiology student Carlee Cutler's children's book: The Des Moines Register published an article on "ABC it's all medical to me," a children's book written by Carlee Cutler, an Iowa State senior in kinesiology. Cutler wrote the book for her honors capstone project to help ease the fear and anxiety that young children may experience when going to the doctor. More».
For more information, contact Carlee Cutler in kinesiology at ccutler@iastate.edu.

HDFS alumna Vanessa McNeal reaches fundraising goal for sex trafficking documentary: Filmmaker Vanessa McNeal, a 2015 Iowa State University graduate in child, adult, and family services, on Feb. 7 announced that she has reached her goal of raising $35,000 in 60 days to fund a feature-length documentary aimed at exposing the sex trafficking industry in Iowa. The documentary, called Gridshock, is scheduled to be released this fall. McNeal's attainment of her fundraising goal was featured by Cedar Rapids television station KGAN CBS2/KFXA FOX28. This project follows McNeal's three previous documentaries about sexual violence: "I Am," "We Are Survivors," and "The Voiceless." More».
For more information, contact Vanessa McNeal at info@vanessamcneal.com.

Hardeep K. Obhi keeps her future career options open in student profile: Hardeep Obhi hopes to work as a researcher who studies healthy aging after she graduates. For now, Hardeep spends her free time with family and friends, watching TV and movies, or learning about other cultures. More».
For more information, contact Hardeep K. Obhi in human development and family studies at hkobhi@iastate.edu.

Brandon tests out career goals with on-campus job in student profile: Brandon Jackson chose Iowa State University for the kinesiology program. When he isn't studying to become a physical therapist, you can find him working out, watching Netflix, or thrift shopping. More».
For more information, contact Brandon Jackson in kinesiology at bsj@iastate.edu.

ISU Extension and Outreach article discusses free tax filing options for Iowans with Barb Wollan: In an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach article, Barb Wollan, a human sciences specialist in family finance, discusses options available for low- to moderate-income households to file their taxes for free. According to Wollan, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance option and the IRS "Free-Filing" option are both easy ways to file taxes without paying up to $300 in tax preparation fees. More».
For more information, contact Barb Wollan in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-832-9597 or bwollan@iastate.edu.

We Are Iowa Local 5 News airs segment on Iowa State's Project SEARCH expansion: We Are Iowa Local 5 News published a segment and accompanying article featuring Iowa State University's Project SEARCH, an initiative through the College of Human Sciences that offers internships to youth with disabilities. These internships provide a learning opportunity and also work experience for resumes; Iowa State is one of the few Project SEARCH sites in higher education. Iowa State hopes to expand Project SEARCH and take 10 interns for the fall semester. More».
For more information, contact Linda Impecoven-Lind at 515-294-2657 or lslind@iastate.edu.

ISU Extension and Outreach's David Brown featured in article about healthy parent relationships: In an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach article, David Brown, a human sciences specialist in family life, explains the benefits that a stable, loving relationship can have on parenting. According to Brown, parents who experienced harsh parenting as children are less likely to do the same with their own children if their relationship with their partner is warm and supportive. ISU Extension and Outreach offers three different relationship education programs for families and parents of different circumstances. More».
For more information, contact David Brown, in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 515-298-1505 or dnbrown@iastate.edu.

ISU Extension and Outreach highlights Mary Weinand in article about financial empowerment training: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are collaborating to offer training on "Your Money, Your Goals," a financial empowerment toolkit for frontline workers. In an ISU Extension and Outreach article, Mary Weinand explains that this training will give frontline workers tools and resources for how to help others understand their financial values, manage their debt, understand available community resources, and more. More».
For more information, contact Mary Weinand, in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at 319-931-5087 or mweinand@iastate.edu.


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