News and Events from the College of Human Sciences

Student aims to start business that would keep older adults healthy

Ryan True (left), a senior in kinesiology and health, is one of 20 students and alumni participating this summer in CYstarters, a 10-week accelerator program that provides the funding, resources, and accountability to grow business startups. True wants to start a business called Full Circle Wellness that would help older adults stay healthy. Read more.

Iowa State ranked one of nation's top fashion schools

Iowa State University continues to be a top fashion school in the nation. The 2018 rankings by Fashion School Career Advice place Iowa State No. 1 in the Midwest and No. 2 nationally in fashion merchandising, and No. 3 in the Midwest and No. 10 nationally in fashion design. Read more

Season of success for summer internships

It’s a summer of firsts for Iowa State— its first female athletic training interns with the National Football League, its first merchandising interns with American Eagle, and its first intern assessing the needs of older Iowans in northwest Iowa. Nearly 400 College of Human Sciences students are using this summer to gain knowledge, skill, and experience in their field. Read more.

Decision to live together negatively affects wealth accumulation

Living together is often a first step before marriage, or for a growing number of millennials, an alternative to tying the knot. Money or debt can be a common reason for this decision, but there are long-term financial implications to cohabitation, according to research by Iowa State and Kansas State universities. Read more.

Big data helps reveal use of hashtags in political consumerism

Doreen Chung, an associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, is using big data to explore whether people are using hashtags on social media as calls to action, or simply as conversation starters. Read more.



The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) will stop overnight in Ames for the first time in a decade — and Cyclones everywhere will be ready to celebrate Cycling Power. Thousands of bicycle riders, support vehicles, and revelers will roll into town on Tuesday, July 24. Special Iowa State events including music, photo opportunities, and giveaways of #HumanScientist buttons will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Lot 85E (South Fourth Street, east of the Jacobson/Olsen Buildings on the north end of Jack Trice Stadium). Pep rallies will start at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Volunteer at the Cyclone tent, get information on road closures, and see updates and photos on the #AmesRAGBRAI Facebook page.

Iowa State University recently wrapped up its 3rd annual Mosquitoes & Me summer camp. The science education project funded by the National Institutes of Health serves ISU 4U Promise youth and future teachers by inspiring big questions about mosquito-human interaction and guiding young scientists in using science practices to answer them. See photos.


As communities adapt to changing statewide and national demographics, the child, adult, and family services major at Iowa State prepares students to work with people from the very young to the very old. In this field, students are trained to help people of all ages cope and conquer obstacles in order to lead a better, more fulfilling life. Watch video.



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