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.

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.

Iowa State designer features curves with confidence

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Joris “JoJo” Montijo wants other plus-sized women to have the same confidence that she does — whether they’re walking down the runway or going about their everyday lives.

“That’s the main thing you need for everything in life,” she said.

Montijo, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design who grew up in Puerto Rico, is among dozens of student designers whose work will light up The Fashion Show 2017 at Iowa State University.

College of Human Sciences students gain workplace readiness skills at etiquette dinner

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Human Sciences students are making strides in their career preparation that would make etiquette expert Emily Post proud.

More than 50 students participated Thursday in an etiquette dinner, a collaboration between the college’s career services office and the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Student guests represented every College of Human Sciences department and school.

Human Sciences students form campus clubs to increase Alzheimer’s disease awareness

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Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. However, students within the College of Human Sciences are working to bring healing and hope to persons affected by Alzheimer’s, and to raise awareness for battling the disease.

The Fashion Show receives its largest endowment

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A $100,000 gift from Ana Hays McCracken, a 1984 Iowa State University graduate in fashion merchandising, is the largest endowment received to date by The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.

The Ana Hays McCracken Fashion Show Producers Scholarship will provide monetary awards to each of The Fashion Show producers who lead one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation.