News and Events from the College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences convocation fall 2020 graduating seniors

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences recognized fall 2020 graduating seniors individually with a virtual convocation event celebrating their accomplishments. The event went live on Saturday, Nov. 28, and a recording of the event is now available. Special honors for outstanding academic performance and leadership went to graduating seniors Belange Mutunda, Kailey Elliott-Jorgensen, Sarah Drozdowicz, Katherine Owens, and Mikayla Weron.

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Ann Marie Fiore addresses masters, doctoral graduates

Ann Marie Fiore, a University professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was the keynote speaker at the graduate college commencement.

Hospitality management students excel in SPARKS cafe

SPARKS is the new 100% student-run cafe on the top floor of theStudent Innovation Center, offering an aerial view of campus. At SPARKS, students are learning to manage and rethink daily business decisions about factors such as inventory, food safety, hiring and salaries, product pricing, marketing, and sales strategies. Check out SPARKS to see human scientists innovating as service industry professionals. Read more.

Buy student-made products online from Innovate 1858 store

Snap up fresh products designed or created by Iowa State University students from the Innovate 1858 boutique. Drop by the new student-run retail store on the first floor of the Student Innovation Center or shop online.

Kinesiology reimagines physical education

Kinesiology and health students preparing to teach physical education are developing virtual lessons for young children. Available free online, the activities combine pre-academic learning with physical activity to simultaneously strengthen kids' cognitive and motor skills. The lessons follow the Move for Thought PreK-K program developed by Spyridoula Vazou, an associate professor in kinesiology. Watch introductory video.



ISU Creamery debuts new ice cream flavors

In addition to offering hands-on training to students, the ISU Creamery makes ice cream from scratch, for sale in their retail shop and SPARKS cafe. The Creamery released eight new flavors themed around Iowa State's colleges, photographed here by Ryan Riley. View photo.

Caring Cyclones on campus

Ryan Riley captured this scene on Central Campus, where students spent time together at a distance.

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Children's books by education faculty inspire thought

Associate professor Katy Swalwell and lecturer Sarvinder Naberhaus are featured in videos, reading excerpts from the children's books they authored. Swalwell's book, titled "Amazing Iowa Women," was published by Raygun and is available at the ISU Bookstore. Naberhaus' book, "Blue Sky White Stars," is available through Penguin Random House publishing. The books are celebrated in the Library of Congress Center for the Book's Great Reads from Great Places.



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