News and Events from the College of Human Sciences

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ISU Creamery re-opens after 51-year hiatus

The Iowa State University community celebrated the grand opening of the ISU Creamery Store in the Food Sciences Building on August 21. The creamery serves up Iowa State University-inspired food products that are developed and made by students, providing them with exceptional preparation for careers in the food science and dairy science industries.

Starting in October, a signature flavor will highlight each college, including the College of Human Sciences "Human Sci Sweet Cherry Pie" flavor. Read more.

Early childhood faculty offers child care advice amid COVID-19

Photo: A lab school teacher holds up a picture for children to see while social distancing

As parents and educators work to ensure the well-being and education of young children in the COVID-19 environment, the early childhood education faculty at Iowa State University urges alumni to take care of themselves, so they can be their best for others.

The experts offer support those who are guiding children during the pandemic, through a bi-weekly Teachers in Tiny Chairs podcast, downloadable education briefs, and virtual meet-ups for alumni. Email to connect in the meet-ups.

Innovators refine STEM education, protective equipment

Laryssa Nadolny and Guowen Song lead innovative research teams solving emerging societal issues

Interdisciplinary research teams led by Laryssa Nadolny in the School of Education and Guowen Song in apparel, events, and hospitality management are innovatively addressing emerging societal issues.

Nadolny's team is exploring use of gaming as a tool to improve STEM education practices and better prepare future STEM workforces.

Song's group is improving the performance of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by medical professionals and first responders. Read more.

ISU 4U Promise marks 10-year impact on students

Ten years after the ISU 4U Promise program was announced, young learners, parents, teachers, and organizers are encouraged by the progress of their efforts to increase the number of young people from King and Moulton elementary schools in Des Moines who go on to succeed in college. Watch WHO-13's video.

Nominate a potential young STATEment Maker

Help Iowa State recognize alumni with outstanding personal and professional accomplishments who has contributed to society early in their career. Nominate a STATEment Maker by Dec. 1.

Recommend an inspirational faculty or staff member

You know who they are. Take a moment to cite a current or former Iowa State faculty or staff member who has significantly influenced the lives of students. Nominate an influential difference-maker for a Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award by Dec. 1.



Photo: Together, individual photos of 170 virtual choir members form a composite image

Parkinson's choir performs online concert

A virtual choir 170 members strong debuted their rendition of "What the World Needs Now is Love" with a live online concert on Sept. 8. The choir serves a research, social, and medicinal functions for people with Parkinson's disease — improving their motor symptoms, stress levels, and quality of life, as they navigate Parkinson's together. Watch the event recording. Hear additional songs as part of the group's annual festival, Sept. 30.

Dean Jolly welcomes human scientists back

Laura Jolly, dean and Dean’s Chair of the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, welcomes students, faculty, and staff as they embrace the fall 2020 semester and spark ever-changing innovations that improve people’s lives. Watch video.

Apparel faculty design face coverings for students

Apparel, merchandising, and design faculty members Eulanda Sanders and Ellen McKinney joined forces with leaders across Iowa State to design and distribute effective and comfortable facial coverings throughout the campus community. Read more.

Fall weather graces campus

This semester has been unlike any other, but campus' beautiful views remain the same. Ryan Riley captured this aerial snapshot of the Campanile and Memorial Union.

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