News and Events from the College of Human Sciences

Take a tour of the newly renovated Forker Building, home of the Department of Kinesiology. A ribbon cutting will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the Forker Building to celebrate the $7.4 million renovation.

Iowa State University to celebrate Forker Building renovations with ribbon cutting

A ribbon cutting will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 13 to celebrate a $7.4 million renovation of the Barbara E. Forker Building, home of the Department of Kinesiology. Remarks will be given at 3 p.m. inside the west entrance by ISU President Wendy Wintersteen, College of Human Sciences Dean Laura Dunn Jolly, and Department of Kinesiology Chair Philip Martin. Tours will be given before and after the short program. You are invited to celebrate with us. Watch video.

Iowa State works to help Main Street thrive

Twenty Iowa State students from an entrepreneurship in human sciences class took a tour of Main Street in Jewell, a community 21 miles north of Ames with a population of 1,215, to determine how they can help small businesses there succeed. Their goal: to provide businesses with a toolkit of strategies to improve their marketing, branding, and more. Read more.

Iowa State enrolling students in new RN-BSN nursing program

After much anticipation, Iowa State is enrolling transfer students in the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Administered by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, the program is designed for registered nurses who are seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing. Classes for the unique campus-based program will begin in fall 2018. Read more.

Human scientists among undergraduates to present research at national conference

Jenna Petersen, a senior in kinesiology and health, and Benjamin Dralle, a senior in nutritional science and genetics, will share their research on a national platform next week. The College of Human Sciences students are among 51 from Iowa State who will present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 4 to 7 in Oklahoma. The students' research was chosen from more than 4,000 abstracts submitted for the conference. Read more.

Iowa State research links racial discrimination, depression

Racial discrimination in the neighborhood can make a person more prone to clinical depression, according to newly published research from Iowa State. The findings are published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and released by lead author Daniel Russell, a professor in human development and family studies. Over a period of 9 to 11 years, African-American women who lived in a neighborhood in which many people experienced racial discrimination were more likely to develop the onset of a first episode of major depression. Read more.

Bridging academia and industry in hospitality and event management

Iowa State will next week host a conference in hospitality and tourism that will allow the university to showcase its leadership in the industry, while giving students a chance to apply their classroom learning. The 3rd annual conference for the Central Federation of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education will bring students and faculty from around the world together with industry professionals, April 6 and 7 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. Read more.



The College of Human Sciences is proud to feature our students excelling at Iowa State. Each week, we feature students from around the college. See photo album linking to our student profiles.

Event management senior Ashley Jones won Best Overall Pitch and a $1,000 cash prize at the 2018 ISU Innovation Pitch Competition, where students promoted business concepts and ideas in 90 seconds to a panel of judges for cash prizes. Jones offered her idea for Swoon Event Studio, an online studio where brides or anyone planning an event can design custom tablescapes and rent items in one location. The competition was hosted by the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. See photos.

College of Human Sciences associate dean Linda Serra Hagedorn and student services director Sarah Wilson traveled to China to meet with alumna and successful entrepreneur Li "Cherry" Yu and officials from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, as well as Hebei University of Science and Technology in Shijiazhuang. The trip aimed to recruit students and collaborate with Chinese institutions on transfer plans. See photos.

The March/April 2018 edition of dsm Magazine features The Fashion Show at Iowa State, and students Tara Efobi and Jenny Junker. This year's show will be held 7 p.m. April 14 in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium. It will include about 150 student-designed garments on the runway and in mounted exhibits. See the magazine article.

Faculty members Ann Marie Fiore, Linda Niehm, and Elena Karpova in apparel, events, and hospitality management traveled to India with doctoral student Danielle Testa and alumnus Amrut Sadachar as part of a US-India Educational Foundation grant project. The team was in India for two weeks to co-instruct a graduate level course, provide public lectures, visit retailing and craft artisans, and co-offer a master class as part of the International Fashion Forum in Mumbai. See Facebook post.



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