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Studying abroad inspires student’s winning fashion show collection

For a second year in a row, a student whose fashion designs were inspired by traveling overseas took the top prize at the The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.

Katrina Pedrick, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design, won the $1,000 Lora and Russ Talbot ISU Fashion Show “Best in Show” Scholarship with her collection called “On the Fringe” at Iowa State’s 36th annual fashion show, held Saturday night at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium.

Fashion show at Iowa State features athletic wear, garments inspired by Greece

Athletic wear designed to empower women and a collection of garments inspired by Greece are among the unique components of The Fashion Show 2018 at Iowa State University.

Iowa State University celebrates remodeled home for promoting physical activity and healthy living

Walk inside the Barbara E. Forker Building on the campus of Iowa State University, and the word “movement” splashed across the building’s bright new cardinal entrance says it all.

Iowa State’s highly-ranked kinesiology program now has a more modern and inviting facility that better matches its mission to promote health and well-being by creating and disseminating knowledge about physical activity and healthy living to improve people’s lives.

Bridging academia and industry in hospitality and event management

Iowa State University will next week host a conference in hospitality and tourism that will allow the university to showcase its leadership in the industry, while giving students a chance to apply their classroom learning.

Human scientists among undergraduates to present research at national conference

With four years of undergraduate research under her belt and a passion for helping people to adopt healthier behaviors, Iowa State University kinesiology and health student Jenna Petersen will share her research on a national platform next week.

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.

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.