Sketchnoting pushes students to learn, retain information differently — particularly in STEM

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As students learn sketchnoting — a new method of note-taking — Ann Gansemer-Topf, an associate professor in the School of Education, studies what they learn from the novel note-taking approach.

Board of Regents approves Doctorate of Education program to start fall 2019

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The Iowa Board of Regents have approved a proposed Doctorate of Education program in the School of Education to start in fall 2019.

School of Education scholars continue tradition of academic excellence

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This November, Iowa State University School of Education graduate students and faculty members will present at the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s (ASHE) annual conference in Tampa, Florida.

Oesterreich to receive national 2018 Excellence in Extension Award

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Lesia Oesterreich from Iowa State University will receive the 2018 Excellence in Extension Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Oesterreich is being recognized for her educational programs that help teachers and caregivers significantly increase understanding in child development, early learning, positive behavior reinforcement and nutrition, as well as health and safety practices.

Reason named interim associate dean of the College of Human Sciences

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Robert Reason, professor and associate director for research and administration in the School of Education at Iowa State University, has been named interim associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Human Sciences.

Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

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The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature. Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.

Sellers reappointed human sciences associate dean and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach director

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Debra Sellers has been reappointed to serve another five-year term as director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach and associate dean in the College of Human Sciences. She has served Iowa State University in these capacities since July 2013.

Opioid prevention workshop draws 120 community leaders from 30 Iowa counties

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One hundred and twenty community leaders from 30 Iowa counties — including mayors, legislative staffers, health agency leaders, and court administrators — attended the “Planning to Take Action against Opioids in Your Community” workshop,  on Wednesday, September 12, which aimed to equip community leaders with the tools to combat opioid addiction.

Human Development and Family Studies chair Carl Weems named APS fellow

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Human development and family studies professor and department chair Carl Weems has been named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, a mark of excellence from the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology. Weems's research focuses on how traumatic experiences affect brain development in children and adolescents.

Closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail

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Researchers from the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management have found that despite a changing retail environment, not all department and big box stores are destined for closure.