Two virtual career fairs set for Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29 and 30

The People to People Career Fair and Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair will be held virtually on consecutive days this fall. Also new this fall is a requirement for students to register.

Fall semester technology requirements for students

Students, make sure you're set for fall with a laptop or similar device. Learn recommendations for your major, find out about financial resources, and sign up for the ISU Laptop Loaner Program by August 27.

Watch the Spring 2020 Virtual Convocation online

The Spring 2020 College of Human Sciences Convocation video is now available to the public. The Convocation includes greetings from the Dean of the College, comments by student speakers, brief remarks from department chairs, and individual recognition of each graduating student.

2019 Alumni Awards

The 2019 Alumni Awards have been announced and will be presented Friday, October 25 at 1:15p.m. in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building as part of Iowa State University Homecoming festivities.

Kinesiology and health students energize Iowa Special Olympics tournament

The Iowa Special Olympics volleyball tournament is quickly approaching on Oct. 12. For years, members of the Iowa State University Kinesiology and Health and Physical Education clubs have volunteered at the tournament held annually on campus in the Forker building. Thr event is near and dear to many community members, athletes, and students’ hearts alike.

Human Sciences entrepreneurs pitch ideas at the Iowa State Fair Saturday

A number of the College of Human Sciences' entrepreneurs presented their business ideas in The Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION! exhibit at the Iowa State Fair this week. The eight finalists representing the college will compete again Saturday, Aug. 17. The winners and approximate times they will pitch:

10:15 a.m.
Kendra Petersen, apparel, merchandising, and design alumna, Wild Bloom Boutique

1 p.m.
Dixie Lauesen, event management alumna, Helping Hands

1:15 p.m.
Rachel Gai, apparel, merchandising, and design senior, Rachel Reloaded

1:30 p.m.
Belange Mutunda, apparel, merchandising, and design senior, Behind the Curtains

1:45 p.m.
Miriah Pettus, Home Fitness

2:00 p.m.
Daryle Sivels, event management alumnus, One-time Crush

2:30 p.m.
Maggie Davis, pre-diet and exercise junior, Extension and Outreach Network

The seven winning pitches will be announced at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, the last day of the fair, at the ISU exhibit. ISU President Wendy Wintersteen and Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert will present awards to the winners. “Best in show” will receive a $5,000 award. Results will be posted at


Vote June 3-14 for Iowa State University’s official tartan plaid

Iowa State sports official colors, an official mascot — even an official seal. Now members of the Cyclone Nation can cast their ballots to choose the very fabric of Iowa State University — an official tartan plaid.

Given Iowa State’s reputation for student innovation, it’s only fitting that design of the new tartan rests squarely on the shoulders of students.

Designed by students

Iowa State students submitted 15 designs for the contest in May.

“Students who participated in the ISU tartan competition were challenged to create a design that not only represented the ISU community, but was also aesthetically pleasing and marketable,” said Amy Shane-Nichols, a lecturer in apparel, merchandising, and design who coordinated the design competition.

Apparel, merchandising, and design faculty members partnered with ISU marketing and ISU trademark representatives to evaluate the student entries and choose two finalists.

Selection was based on whether the design reflected research on existing registered tartans, how well the work interpreted Iowa State University’s rich history and official colors, and innovative of the design as well as aesthetics, originality, marketability, and alignment with the ISU brand.

“We received 15 high quality entries for the tartan design competition. The entries that were received were narrowed down through a careful review and evaluated based on the criteria outlined in the contest rules,” Shane-Nichols said.

Vote online June 3-14

The apparel program is asking members of the greater Iowa State University community to vote for their favorite tartan. Online voting is open to students, prospective students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Voters can cast their ballots online. Each individual may submit a vote between June 3 and 5 p.m., June 14. The winning tartan and student designer or design team will be announced in August.

The winning entry will be reviewed to verify the uniqueness of the design. If approved, the design will be placed on record in the Scottish Tartans Registry, licensed by Iowa State University Trademark, and woven into official Iowa State University fabric.

Official Iowa State tartan clothing and gear will be available for purchase

Just as members of each Scottish clan show their family allegiance by dressing in the distinct tartan of their kinfolk, sporting the new official plaid will signify the wearer’s pride in belonging to the Iowa State University family.

A variety of products ranging from neckties and scarves to tote bags and blankets will be produced from the tartan fabric. Officially-licensed Iowa State University tartan goods will go on sale in time for homecoming festivities, October 20-26.

Sales will benefit Iowa State students

Purchasing tartan items will help support academic programming in apparel, merchandising, and design.

“The official Iowa State University tartan will provide a unique opportunity for the ISU community to have a recognizable textile and associated products that symbolize the university’s rich heritage,” said Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing and chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management.

The design competition is sponsored by the Iowa State University Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, 31 MacKay Hall, 2302 Osborne Drive, Ames, IA  50011-1078, and is funded by the Donna R. Danielson Professorship in Textiles and Clothing in the College of Human Sciences.

Micro-creamery coming to Iowa State University

The first phase of Professor Stephanie Clark's plan to open a creamery at Iowa State will come to fruition this fall with the opening of a micro-creamery in the Center for Crops Utilization Research pilot plant, located within the Food Sciences Building.

See the complete story by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Check out the 2018-2019 Student Sensations

Meet our students across all majors who are making significant contributions both inside and outside of the classroom.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is approved and open for registered nurses to apply to the fall 2018 cohort.