Iowa State shares expertise at national education research event

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Iowa State University will share its expertise on topics ranging from effective mentoring of graduate students, to multicultural competence among student affairs professionals, at an upcoming gathering of 15,000 peers.

Dietetic interns turn focus to the environment

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As the world prepares to celebrate the 47th annual Earth Day this Saturday, Iowa State University is playing a leading role in increasing global awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.

Tuesday’s Creations dance outreach program to host Earth Day event for area children

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A young girl twirls, aided by the gentle hand of her teacher. Dad looks on, pleased with his little pride and joy.

For Janice Baker, an assistant professor in kinesiology and director of the Tuesday’s Creations creative dance class, the scene is a common occurrence.

The class is one of many dance outreach programs offered by the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University. This Friday at 5:15 p.m., the class will hold a free Earth Day outreach event for children age four and up in the Forker Building’s Betty Toman Dance Theatre (room 196). Through the art of barefoot dance, children will explore the ways they can move their bodies and create with movement. They’ll also learn dances from around the world.

Greder named Rossmann Manatt awardee, to present public lecture on health and education

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Latino families in Iowa are gaining information and opportunities to improve their health and well-being, thanks in part to an Iowa State University associate professor in human development and family studies who serves as a human sciences state specialist in family life.

Kimberly Greder received the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching, and service. She works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust.

Iowa State University taps Eulanda Sanders to lead apparel, events, and hospitality management

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Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University, has been named chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2017.

Human development and family studies students use virtual reality to measure stress response

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Students in an Iowa State University human development and family studies course are venturing into virtual reality to intensify scientific inquiry.

When Elizabeth “Birdie” Shirtcliff challenged her HDFS 640/440X Biomarkers of the Family class – a mix of undergraduate and graduate students – to create a situation that would trigger a stress response, they created a computer simulation.

Winning garments take those who wear them on a journey

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An Iowa State University student whose fashion designs are inspired by traveling overseas to Spain, Morocco, and the Sahara desert — and who wanted others to also experience that journey — took the top prize at the The Fashion Show 2017.

Two from Iowa State receive higher education awards

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Two Iowa State education faculty received awards in March from ACPA-College Student Educators International. John Schuh, who has served as professor and chair of educational leadership and policy studies, received ACPA’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Rosemary Perez, an assistant professor in the School of Education, was honored with ACPA’s Emerging Scholar Award.

KCCI features ISU alumna Vanessa McNeal and her documentary “The Voiceless”

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Vanessa McNeal, a graduate of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was featured in a KCCI TV segment about her documentary, "The Voiceless," which covers the seldom-discussed topic of male sexual violence. Her aim with this documentary is to create a more open dialogue surrounding the issue. McNeal screened "The Voiceless" to Iowa State students on March 27. More>>.

Consumer reviews reveal positive experience in renting formal dresses

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As an alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on a prom dress for one night, more and more online retailers are offering formal dress rentals as an attractive and often more affordable option.

And judging from online reviews, consumers are embracing the rental experience for prom, charity balls and other formal occasions, said Ellen McKinney, an assistant professor of apparel, merchandising and design at Iowa State University. McKinney and co-author Eonyou Shin, an ISU Ph.D. graduate, analyzed hundreds of reviews from Rent the Runway, an online clothing rental site, to better understand consumers’ motivation to rent. Their work was published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.