Iowa State University opioid prevention workshop drew 120 community leaders from 30 Iowa counties

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AMES, Iowa — 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, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

Iowa State University Career Fairs set for September 26

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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host two career fairs from 12-5 p.m., Wednesday, September 26. The fairs are targeted to Iowa State students but all job seekers are welcome to attend.

The Ivy College of Business, the College of Human Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host the Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair at Hilton Coliseum. The College of Human Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will also host the People to People Career Fair concurrently in the Scheman Building.

Nearly 300 employing organizations are registered to participate in the career fairs this fall, which drew more than 5,000 attendees last year.

Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields

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Iowa State researchers are part of a national alliance that won a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The alliance will develop programs that increase the diversity and effectiveness of faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. Iowa State's part of the project focuses on working with community colleges to recruit and prepare a diverse group of graduate students for teaching careers at community colleges.

Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom to reopen Sept. 11

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The Joan Bice Underwood Tea Room is set to reopen Sept. 11, complete with several brand new upgrades to improve both diner and student experience.

School of Education assistant professor awarded Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award

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School of Education assistant professor Amanda Baker was awarded the Paul R. Pintrich Outstanding Dissertation Award for her doctoral dissertation on individual student outcomes in service learning programs.

Link between divorce and graduate education a concern as more jobs require advanced degree

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Children of divorce are less likely to earn a four-year or graduate degree, according to new research from Iowa State University. Researchers says it is important to understand this relationship as more jobs require a graduate or professional degree.

New tenured/tenure-track faculty announced

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As the new academic year begins, the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences announces four tenure-track faculty members who have joined the faculty in 2018.

Iowa State University’s Science Bound program honored for inspiring STEM

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The Science Bound program at Iowa State University was honored for inspiring and encouraging a new generation of underrepresented students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — STEM.

Research on game-based learning reveals middle schoolers are motivated differently

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New research by Iowa State provides guidance for which types of games may be most appropriate to integrate into the curriculum at different educational levels. Researchers discovered that the type of games selected for high schoolers and college students differ from those selected for middle schoolers.

Big data helps reveal use of hashtags in political consumerism

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Doreen Chung, an associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, is using big data to explore how hashtags play a role in political consumerism.