Iowa State University research links racial discrimination, depression

Racial discrimination in the neighborhood can make a person more prone to clinical depression, according to newly published research from Iowa State University.

Empowering Spanish speakers through food safety training

As assistant manager of Las Flores restaurant in Iowa Falls, Vanessa Orozco knows food preparation is vital in ensuring the success of her restaurant.

“Learning how to manage food so you don’t make customers ill is important,” she said.

Orozco obtained her food safety certification by enrolling in ServSafe, a food safety course offered by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach in English and Spanish.

Iowa State University works to help Main Street thrive

A new business called Mustard Seed Revival — part coffee shop, part vintage goods — just opened Saturday in Jewell, a bedroom community just north of Ames with a population of 1,215.

The opening is refreshing in this community that has seen its share of Main Street businesses come and go — in the effort to compete with discount mega chains like Walmart, and online giants such as Amazon.

Iowa State’s RN-BSN nursing program receives final approval

After much anticipation, Iowa State University now will begin enrolling transfer students in the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Administered by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, the program received approval from the Higher Learning Commission Feb. 20 – the final step in the approval process. The program is designed for registered nurses who are seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing.

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

Kinesiology faculty, students spark conversation about diversity

Iowa State University faculty and students in kinesiology — dedicated to promoting physical activity, health and well-being — say they recognize diversity is sometimes lacking in their field. They’re working to address the issue.

Online training equips child care providers with information about health and safety

Iowa State University is working to ensure that child care centers and homes, preschools, and after-school programs across the state are healthy and safe for all children.

An online course developed by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach has provided training to 23,640 Iowa child care providers and early childhood teachers since September 2016. Participants learn about health and safety, child development, cultural diversity, and caring for children who are homeless.

Iowa State students find plenty of opportunities on path to medical school

It was “Doc” who inspired an Iowa State University student to pursue a career in medicine.

Ben Dralle, senior in nutritional science and genetics, grew up in Osage, a town of fewer than 4,000 in northern Iowa. The whole town knows Doc – Dr. Mark Haganman – who’s been with Mitchell County Regional Health Center for 25 years. Haganman demonstrates the importance of humanity in medicine, Dralle said.

New event management professor embraces tourism, technology, diversity

Ken Tsai’s activities and involvement as an undergraduate student at Iowa State University ultimately led to him becoming a faculty member here.

Tsai, a new assistant professor in event management, recently joined the Iowa State faculty. He received his bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing from Iowa State in 2003.

Transforming teachers’ learning environments with emerging technologies

Evrim Baran, an Iowa State University alumna known worldwide for applying technology to improve teaching and learning, returned to Iowa State this spring as a faculty member.

Baran, who received her doctorate from Iowa State in 2011, joined the School of Education as an associate professor in educational technology. Her research brings together educational technology, teacher education, and human computer interaction (HCI).

Museum exhibit explores clothing worn by Midwest LGBTQIA+ individuals

Some like to appear more masculine. Others prefer a more feminine look.

But regardless of their preference, some Midwest women who identify themselves as LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual, and other) say they’ve struggled over the years with what to wear and how they are perceived.