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ExerCYse is Medicine provides high-impact service learning experiences

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An Iowa State University program is giving Cyclones ample opportunities for service learning — and making a big impact on healthful habits.

ExerCYse is Medicine, a kinesiology outreach program and recognized student organization, encourages regular physical activity and promotes its health benefits. The program is officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine.


Human sciences students call work with Dance Marathon “life-changing”

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College of Human Sciences students are taking their passion for helping people to make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.


Iowa State to launch new effort to mentor underrepresented students in toxicology

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A new effort led by an Iowa State University veterinarian will kick off this semester to mentor undergraduate students from underrepresented populations with an interest in toxicology.


Field experiences run gamut from Disney parks to Des Moines hotels

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These days, Iowa Staters are known for chasing a light-toned, leucistic squirrel around campus. But for Jon Bond, a 2014 graduate in hospitality management, the Iowa State experience included following a famous mouse.


Iowa State shines at international gathering of science teacher educators

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Iowa State University will showcase its expertise and leadership in science teacher education at a gathering this week of 500 science teacher educators from across the nation and world.

The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) will hold its 2017 international conference, Jan. 12 to 14 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. It’s a chance for those who prepare science teachers — from colleges both big and small — to network, present scholarly papers and posters, and attend professional development workshops aimed at informing their work and improving the preparation of science teachers.


Three human sciences women featured in 2017 calendar

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Three women in human sciences are being recognized for making a difference at Iowa State University.

Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education; Margaret Van Ginkel, a hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance; and Britney Williams, a senior in kinesiology and health; are among 12 women featured in the 2017 Women Impacting ISU calendar.


Culinary Science Club founder blazes trail

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Sarah Brekke did more than choose her adventure at Iowa State — she blazed a new trail. While taking part in the Food Science Club, she decided that students in the culinary food science major needed a club, too.


Iowa State provides rich training for career working with children

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A summer internship with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach allowed Callie Chambers to take what she learned at Iowa State University and apply it out in the real world.


New biomarker predicts Alzheimer’s Disease and link to diabetes

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An enzyme found in the fluid around the brain and spine is giving researchers a snapshot of what happens inside the minds of Alzheimer’s patients and how that relates to cognitive decline. 


Iowa State senior rebounds from head injury to graduate

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On her way to becoming a teacher, Amanda Paulsen Rohlf hit a brick wall. Actually it was the Coralville Reservoir. But the way her head struck the water when she flew off her boat-pulled inner tube, it might as well have been a brick wall.


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