February 5, 2020

The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom has officially opened for the spring semester, serving student-prepared meals to hungry people. Located in MacKay Hall, the Tearoom is open Tuesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. All items on the menu are also available as to-go options.

January 31, 2020

Iowa State University Orchesis I Dance Company presented its major annual "Barjché" spring dance concert on Saturday at Fisher Theater, featuring the theme of "Dancing Through Barriers" — a contemporary modern dance production honoring the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote.

January 27, 2020

Assistant teaching professor Kira Werstein was a recipient of the CHS Innovative Teaching Initiatives Grant in 2019 for her course, Kinesiology 259, Leadership Skills for Exercise programs. Her students lead each other in exercise, then review a video of their performance to improve their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

January 17, 2020

Campus looked like a snow globe on Friday.

January 13, 2020

The seasons change quickly during the spring term. May your semester kick off to a great start.

December 16, 2019

Happy holidays from the College of Human Sciences. Relax, spend time with friends and loved ones, and stay warm over break. See you in January.

December 9, 2019

It may be dead week, but Parks Library is alive with students preparing for finals.

December 2, 2019

Students in the Education 370: Toying with Technology course use Linkbot robots to study how computational thinking concepts can be integrated into a middle school math lesson.

November 18, 2019

With metabolic carts, a bioelectrical impedance analyzer and Bod Pod for measuring body composition, data acquisition systems that assess many biopotentials at once, high-tech treadmills, and cycle ergometers, the newly outfitted Forker teaching lab is used by undergraduates in the new Exercise Physiology Lab course and graduate students studying exercise physiology and research techniques.

November 11, 2019

The event management program hosted The Conference: Innovate last week at the Hansen Ag Center. The event, geared toward student creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs, featured an address by President Wintersteen and a pitch contest with a $1,000 grand prize.

November 1, 2019

The new makerspace in 0460 Lagomarcino Hall provides an informal environment where future teachers can explore, design, develop, and create learning materials and lessons. Operated by the Center for Technology in Learning and teaching, the makerspace features tools such as a laser cutter, 3D printer, and sewing machine to facilitate inventive learning by creating.

October 28, 2019

Gold maple leaves frame the limestone facade of MacKay Hall.

October 21, 2019

Cardinal and gold leaves help homecoming week at Iowa State University.

October 14, 2019

On Friday, the College of Human Sciences showed appreciation for academic advisers, whose work is integral to the Iowa State University student experience.

October 7, 2019

Administrative specialist Theresa Boettcher and Dean Laura Jolly enjoyed their Human Sciences Week AESHM cherry pies on Monday. Treat yourself to scheduled HS Week 2019 events taking place this week — from Kona Ice and puppies to liquid nitrogen ice cream to self defense lessons.

October 1, 2019

Kick off Human Sciences Week on Monday, Oct. 7 by buying your cherry pies during the day and catching a talk on transgender inclusion and gender justice in the eveneing. The week-long series of events celebrate the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, its unique, people-oriented programs, and rich traditions.


September 22, 2019

Renovation of a new food grade laboratory in the Food Sciences Building was completed recently. The lab's technology includes a camera and plasma screen system that displays a bird's-eye view of what the instructor is demonstrating on the counter.

September 17, 2019

The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom in MacKay Hall opens for the semester today.

September 6, 2019

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition's annual "Welcome Back" picnic last week featured food, student clubs, and games.

August 30, 2019

Find a study spot with shade and a nice breeze.

May 28, 2019

This is the final Happenings for spring. Have a wonderful summer!

May 21, 2019

Lush greenery envelops Lagomarcino Hall under the morning sun.

May 13, 2019

Congratulations to all of our brand new alumni!

April 22, 2019

Magnificent blooming magnolia trees crown the Lagomarcino courtyard.

April 8, 2019

April blooms are bursting around campus.

April 1, 2019

Swim and Gym is an after-school program that is celebrating its 15th year of operation in the Department of Kinesiology. The program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in physical education to gain valuable experience working with children.

March 5, 2019

Culinary food science major Griffin Meyer demonstrates how to make a German dumpling called spätzle at the Culinary Science Club's German Food Night.

February 22, 2019

Lagomarcino Hall sparkles under a fresh layer of ice and snow.

January 28, 2019

Students of diverse majors participated in the Innovations in Aging charrette hosted by the gerontology program this weekend. The charrette focused on building advanced living strategies for the aging population. Pictured is the winning group presenting their project, which features motorized cabinets that would help aging adults utilize hard to reach space and avoid physical strain.

January 18, 2019

Food science and human nutrition students show how to make slime at the the ISU 4U Promise mini-conference.

January 14, 2019

Christian Petersen's "The Ring of Life" fountain, south of MacKay Hall, receives a fresh blanket of snow.

January 7, 2019

Seventeen AESHM students are spending part of their semester break in Dubai, learning about hospitality and event management in the Arabic world.

December 10, 2018

Looking for a study spot this week? The Forker Building has lots of student space as a result of an extensive renovation project completed this year.

December 3, 2018

The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is 11:59 p.m. CST, Wednesday, Dec. 5.


November 26, 2018

Stop by the Textiles and Clothing museum in Morrill Hall to see the exhibit, Designed for a Modern Life: Decorative Arts & Fashion in the Mid-century.

November 13, 2018

The sun rises over several College of Human Sciences buildings on a cold autumn morning.

November 5, 2018

Students in the food preparation laboratory course (FSHN 115) sample cereal, rice, and legume dishes they've learned to prepare.

October 29, 2018

Students prepare lasagna for lunch in the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom.

October 23, 2018

Our campus is beautiful from every angle.

October 16, 2018

Thanks to everyone who participated in Human Sciences Week! Check out some of the best photos from last week.

October 8, 2018

The cherry pies sold out yesterday. Check the calendar for a full list of Human Sciences Week events.

October 1, 2018

Late afternoon sun makes a perfect study spot at MacKay Hall.

September 10, 2018

Students in Holly Lipsey's community and public health class (HS 310) spread mulch around Agronomy Hall as part of United Way's Day of Caring.

September 4, 2018

Welcome back from a long weekend!

August 27, 2018

Learn about the public art in and around CHS buildings. The first tour is Thursday from 12:10-12:40 on the south side of the Lagomarcino Courtyard.

August 21, 2018

Welcome back to campus!

August 14, 2018

The sun sets over Morrill Hall.

May 14, 2018

Thanks for following Happenings this year. Have a good summer.

April 30, 2018

Studying for finals is better with a friend.

April 23, 2018

ISU 4U Promise students visited campus last week and participated in engaging experiments and activities.

April 16, 2018

Katrina Pedrick won "Best in Show" for her collection titled "On the Fringe" at ISU's annual fashion show.

April 9, 2018

Students learned the ins and outs of making flaky pie crusts this week in FSHN 115.

April 2, 2018

Students in KIN 284 learn about conducting developmentally appropriate movement experiences for children.

March 27, 2018

Students in food science and human nutrition 115 learn how to cook different cuts of meat with moist heat methods.

March 6, 2018

Students in Eric Brown's AESHM 287 learn about the characteristics, traits, and behaviors of effective leaders, and the importance of effective leaders in the workplace.

February 27, 2018

It should be a great day to take a walk around campus. Get out and enjoy the weather!

February 20, 2018

As you cross campus, take a moment to observe the glassy trees that were transformed overnight.

February 13, 2018

Students in apparel, merchandising, and design 426 learned different fabric manipulation techniques, including knitting and crochet, to be used in a wearable art garment they will design and produce.

February 6, 2018

Assistant professor Ji Young Choi explains developmental theories of young children, in human development and family studies 224: Development in Young Children: Birth through Age 8.

January 25, 2018

Students had the opportunity last week to polish their resumé at the Resumé 101 workshop, hosted by CHS Career Services. Check the Career Services webpage for additional upcoming workshops this semester.

January 23, 2018

The ExerCYse is Medicine outreach program within the kinesiology department had the privilege of hosting several Iowa State student-athletes at their recent ExerCYse Time event this week.

January 16, 2018

Students in EJ Bahng's curriculum and instruction 449 class learned about the science behind origami with the help of an Elmo projector.

January 8, 2018

"Movement" graphics are among the final stages of a $6.9 million, years-long renovation of the Forker Building.

December 4, 2017

Students in KIN 372, Motor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan, discuss the best ways to facilitate the retention of motor skills as well as evidence that supports their positions.

November 28, 2017

About 50 AESHM students assembled more than 450 hygiene kits for those in need as part of Clean the World, an organization that aims to save lives by recycling soap from the hospitality industry.

November 14, 2017

School of Education associate professor Christa Jackson teaches Curriculum and Instruction 509: Geometry in the K-12 Classroom in Lagomarcino Hall.

November 7, 2017

Kristin Gerhardt (left) and Beth Baustian are Rosenfeld interns currently working in Peter Clark's lab. The Rosenfeld Internship Program is designed to provide research experience to undergraduate students.

October 30, 2017

The HDFS department celebrates Halloween with a costume contest. From left, Kere Hughes-Belding as a "DOGe," Birdie Shirtcliff's lab as scary clowns, and Carl Weems as Tom Petty.

October 24, 2017

Apparel, merchandising, and design students spent some late nights in the lab last week to finish projects on time.

October 17, 2017

Our campus looks especially colorful this week.

October 3, 2017

Human Sciences Week is in full swing. Take a look at the HS Week event calendar for a full list of activities.

September 26, 2017

School of Education assistant professor Amanda Baker teaches students about practices for creating culturally inclusive and equitable classroom spaces in Curriculum and Instruction 333: Educational Psychology.

September 14, 2017

Thomas Schofield took his human development and family studies students outside last week to discuss the limitations of quasi-experimental research.

September 7, 2017

Students in Dance 140 work on choreography to be presented at the World Food and Music Festival in Des Moines.

September 1, 2017

Students in FSHN 311 learning methods to measure moisture content and water activity in food.

August 29, 2017

The Lagomarcino Hall courtyard is a great place to study, eat lunch, or just take a break.

August 21, 2017

Welcome back!

August 14, 2017

Nancy Cayler of West Des Moines looks over a garment made for The Fashion Show exhibited at the Iowa State Fair. Photo by Chris Gannon.

August 8, 2017

It has been a busy summer in kinesiology. The Forker Building is nearing completion of a $5.3 million renovation that includes faculty offices, conference rooms, laboratories, and student space (pictured above).

July 31, 2017

We hope you've had a great summer. Happenings is published on Tuesdays during the school year.

May 22, 2017

Happenings is going on summer hiatus. Your next issue will arrive Aug. 1. Have a good summer!

May 16, 2017

Monday evening's sunset reflects off the School of Education entrance outside Lagomarcino Hall.

May 1, 2017

The sun sets on another school year. Enjoy the summer!

April 25, 2017

Central Campus was bustling yesterday. Have a good dead week!

April 17, 2017

You know spring is here when students can have class outside!

April 11, 2017

Sarah Mader's "BECOMING" luxury resort wear collection took both Best in Show and first place for collections at The Fashion Show 2017 at Iowa State University.

April 4, 2017

The new College of Human Sciences website is going live next Monday, April 10. Take a peek!

March 28, 2017

The Lagomarcino courtyard is beginning to bloom.

March 20, 2017

Welcome back! It was a snowy spring break on campus.

March 7, 2017

Students and staff from across campus participated in Culinary Boot Camp this week, which was hosted by FSHN. Participants learned culinary skill development and meal preparation from chefs at ISU Dining.

February 27, 2017

A student in Kate GIlbert's FSHN 115 class checks her creme brûlée during a lab focused on egg thickening and gelling properties.

February 21, 2017

Students enjoy the warm temperatures this week.

February 13, 2017

A worker puts the finishing touches on a section of drywall in what will be faculty offices in the Forker Building. The offices, set to be completed early this summer, replace largely unused locker rooms.

February 7, 2017

Iowa State School of Education Branstad scholars visited the Capitol Thursday, February 2 and met with Gov. Terry Branstad. Pictured left to right: Rachel Gray, Jena Teed, Governor Branstad, Hannah Bolen, Shelby Trinkle.

January 24, 2017

About 104 new practicum students began participating in the Child Development Laboratory School in the Palmer Building this week. Pictured is early childhood education major Samantha Robinson.

January 12, 2017

We hope you had a good first week of the spring semester. Above, Amy Popillion teaches the HDFS 276, Human Sexuality course. Photo by Ryan Riley.

December 20, 2016

Congratulations to all of the College of Human Sciences students who graduated this weekend!

December 5, 2016

Restoration was recently completed on the MacKay Memorial Fountains in MacKay Hall. They feature Batchelder tiles and the original plaques from 1926. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the fountains' construction.

November 29, 2016

Carly Luft works on a "camp shirt" in her AMD 121: Apparel Assembly Processes class.

November 10, 2016

One last burst of fall color before winter sets in. Photo by Ryan Riley.

November 4, 2016

Students in Stewart Burger's hospitality management 383 class learned how to properly open champagne bottles this week. Photo by Ryan Riley.

October 31, 2016

Fall leaves paint the Iowa State University campus.

October 24, 2016

You can see fall colors anywhere you look on campus this time of year, but the LeBaron courtyard is looking especially beautiful.

October 17, 2016

Bookland, an outreach project by the School of Education, inspires families to read at home with their children. The first of three events was held Saturday at the Ames Public Library. Photo by Ryan Riley.

October 11, 2016

Fall colors are here!

October 3, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out to the second annual Human Sciences Week! Take a look at some photos from the week.

September 26, 2016

Human Sciences students will be taking part in numerous activities this week as part of HSW16. Check out the events schedule here.

September 12, 2016

Take advantage of this glorious weather while you can. Photo by Ryan Riley

August 29, 2016

Students are already hard at work after the first week of classes. Photo by Ryan Riley

August 23, 2016

Welcome back, faculty, students, and staff! Photo by Ryan Riley.

August 11, 2016

New banners have been installed along the light poles south of MacKay Hall as part of a College of Human Sciences environmental branding campaign. Photo by Ryan Riley

August 9, 2016

"Procession," a glass mural by Michaela Mahady, greets visitors to LeBaron Auditorium. Photo by Ryan Riley.

August 1, 2016

Lancelot (or Elaine) cruising on Lake LaVerne. Photo by Ryan Riley

July 20, 2016

With heat indexes over 100 degrees last week, it was the perfect time to dip your toes in the water.

July 18, 2016

MacKay Hall through the leaves.

July 11, 2016

Take a look at the new Science Bound website!

July 5, 2016

Isaiah and Isabella Haveman explore Ada Hayden Heritage Park's lakeshore during Verb Summer Scorecard. Kinesiology students run the free events through July.

June 27, 2016

Thirteen families were the first to graduate Saturday from Smart Talk Story County, a research and outreach project aimed at increasing early childhood literacy. See an album of photos

June 20, 2016

Kelly Koch, a junior in child, adult, and family services, was crowned Miss Iowa and will represent the state in the Miss America pageant, Sept. 11 in Atlantic City.

June 14, 2016

A new kinesiology exercise intervention laboratory is part of the $6.2 million remodeling of the Forker Building.

June 7, 2016

College of Human Sciences students, faculty, and staff were among 73 from Iowa State who attended the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in San Francisco last week.

May 2, 2016

Dean Pamela White is pictured at her retirement reception with husband Scott, daughter Kristin, son-in-law Jason and grandchildren Lilly and Josh.

April 18, 2016

Workers reinstall the recovered MacKay Hall sign that was stolen last year and recovered by police.

April 12, 2016

"Beauty Found in Office Supplies," a collection by Kate Bruce, won Best in Show at The Fashion Show 2016, Saturday.

April 3, 2016

Enjoy the magnolias blooming in the Lagomarcino courtyard.

March 28, 2016

Blooms spotted on campus near the Forker Building.

March 22, 2016

Students in FSHN 411 learn about the ways in which different ingredients affect the quality of hot dogs.

March 8, 2016

Warm weather came to campus yesterday, with highs reaching the 70s.

February 22, 2016

Warm temperatures and melting snow signify that spring is on its way.

February 15, 2016

Take a look at your new College of Human Sciences Student Ambassadors! See the full image here:

February 8, 2016

Frost builds on the windows of Lagomarcino Hall as temperatures dipped Monday morning.

January 15, 2016

A student is reflected in the artwork located inside the School of Education in Lagomarcino Hall.

January 11, 2016

One of winter break's many snowfalls framed by a Lagomarcino stairwell window.

December 14, 2015

The sun shines through trees on Iowa State University's central campus as students prepare for finals.

November 16, 2015

Cristen Clark, a well-known blogger for Food & Swine, came to Iowa State University last week to do a baking demonstration for the Culinary Science Club.

November 9, 2015

Afternoon shadows fall on the Food Sciences Building.

November 2, 2015

Who could ask for anything more than a Homecoming victory and 80 degree weather?

October 27, 2015

Enjoy the cardinal and gold leaves as the turning of the trees peaks on campus this week.

October 6, 2015

September 21, 2015

Students work in the apparel, merchandising, and design sewing lab. Photo by Ryan Riley.

September 15, 2015

Connect Four students participated in an icebreaker during their first meeting Thursday night.


September 8, 2015

Elle Scott, a junior in child, adult, and family services, enjoys the weather last Friday.

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