Students make posters celebrating achievements of black leaders in human sciences

The College of Human Sciences will this month celebrate Black History Month by highlighting black leaders who have made contributions to fields of study within the human sciences.

SHOP campus food pantry celebrates 5th anniversary


The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers), a student-run food pantry in the Food Sciences Building on the Iowa State University campus, is celebrating five years of helping students in need.

New Iowa State research holds promise for diabetics with vitamin D deficiency


A simple change in diet could boost vitamin D levels for millions of Americans suffering from Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Iowa State University published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 

Raising Iowa’s cheese profile


Stephanie Clark is determined to make Iowa the next great cheesemaking state.

“We do have a number of really good cheesemakers around here, and I think it’s time we make people more aware of it,” she said.

Clark — an associate professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University who goes by the email “milkmade” — is one of the state’s premier leaders in promoting Iowa cheese. Her efforts were key in bringing an international cheese conference to Iowa, forming a new guild that connects the state’s dairy professionals, and co-founding a statewide dairy products showcase.

Science Bound celebrates 25th anniversary


Iowa State University will this week begin celebrating 25 years of empowering thousands of ethnically diverse Iowa students to pursue careers in math and science through a highly successful outreach program.

Science Bound will on Tuesday host a grand opening celebration of its new location at 2156 Gilman Hall. The program was previously housed in the Office and Laboratory Building. The new space will allow the program, which is part of the School of Education and College of Human Sciences, to meet its growing needs.

Technology expert recommends taking a tech vacation

Rey Junco is a widely recognized technology expert who’s often quoted for his expertise by the national media. But twice a year, he unplugs and turns all of his gadgets off.

Human Sciences groups try their hands at crowdfunding


Iowa State University groups looking for a way to raise money can now use the popular method of crowdfunding. Two College of Human Sciences groups are among those ready to give it a try.

Modern dance celebrates 70 years of performances


Iowa State University dancers in the Orchesis I Dance Company are celebrating more than 70 years of Barjche` modern dance productions.

Career services offers new peer advising sessions


College of Human Sciences students needing help with their resumes have a new resource in the career services office: peer advising sessions.

Beginning today, the student advisory team — a dozen human sciences students trained to provide resume help, lead ambassadors at career fairs, and give career presentations to classes — will hold office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in 131 MacKay Hall.

Students celebrate with the families they support through Dance Marathon weekend

Six-year-old Reese has a special extended family of Iowa State University students.

Reese was born with a spinal cord tumor that affected the function of organs in her body. She endures daily treatments to keep healthy.

Hundreds of Iowa State students on Friday and Saturday will participate in the Iowa State Dance Marathon in the Memorial Union. The fundraising event supports Reese and many other children treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in North America.

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