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HDFS News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences enrollment tops 5,000
Student enrollment in the College of Human Sciences topped 5,000 this fall for the first time. The college also saw record enrollment this fall with its minority and international students.
Iowa State specialist offers advice for school success
Kim Greder, an associate professor and ISU Extension and Outreach family life specialist, says parental involvement is a predictor of student achievement.
New hires bring international acclaim to College of Human Sciences
Nationally and internationally renowned experts are among 41 new employees joining the College of Human Sciences this fall.
MacKay Hall remodeling ends, ribbon cutting scheduled
The $3.1 million MacKay Hall remodeling project at Iowa State University is scheduled to end Thursday. A ribbon cutting will be held Oct. 9.
Iowa State researchers find relationship between food insecurity and depression
A new study conducted by Kim Greder directly links food insecurity to motherhood depression in rural American families.
Human Sciences students gain new international experiences
New opportunities are opening up for College of Human Sciences students to travel abroad, to both learn and teach in countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Ecuador, China, and South Africa.
Iowa State study aims to improve classroom experience for toddlers
Christine Maynard, an assistant professor in human development in family studies, is researching the individual classroom experience in toddlers.
Juntos encourages Latino families to consider college
Juntos: Together for a Better Education is a program created to help Latino students pursue higher education. Since 2013, the program has reached more than 250 Iowa families.
College of Human Sciences students offer Veishea 2014 activities
Check out activities hosted by College of Human Sciences students, faculty, and staff as part of the annual campus-wide VEISHEA 2014 celebration.
Iowa State aids efforts to become the healthiest state
Iowa State University and the Healthiest State Initiative are working together to front efforts in helping Iowa become the healthiest state in America by 2016.