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HDFS News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

Study abroad programs expand Iowa State’s international reach
Study abroad opportunities help Iowa State University expand its international reach. The number of College of Human Sciences students who study abroad has grown 142 percent in the past five years.
Students to get real-world experience through Financial Counseling Clinic
A new direction for Iowa State's Financial Counseling Clinic gives students the opportunity to coach real-world clients about financial questions and issues.
Nearly $2 million grant to aid Iowa State study tracking evolution of couples into later adulthood
An assistant professor in human development and family studies received a $1.9 million grant to study later adulthood.
College of Human Sciences offers new international programs in Chile, South Africa
Two new study abroad opportunities offered by the College of Human Sciences will allow Iowa State University students to study in South Africa and Chile this summer.
Iowa State alum finds success with organic flour company
What started as a hobby seven years ago has turned into a full-time business for Iowa State University alumna Marty Glanville.
Graduation events will celebrate student achievement
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend.
Human Development and Family Studies advances to study family health
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is expanding research to focus on overall family health and well being.
Iowa State’s distance learning programs open doors to higher education
Enrollment in College of Human Sciences online and distance education courses has grown 73 percent in the past five years.
Anonymous donors establish endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Human Sciences
Pamela White is the inaugural holder of the new dean's chair, which allows her unrestricted use of earnings to advance the college’s priorities.
Learning communities promote academic and social support
Participation in learning communities by College of Human Sciences students has more than tripled over the past decade, from 182 students in 2005 to 635 students in fall 2014.