Jon Ordonio narrows career goal after studying abroad in student profile: Jon Ordonio strives to join UNESCO and teach children around the world. When Jon isn't preparing to be a teacher, he attends club meetings, learns dance moves on YouTube, and reads the newest version of a Japanese light novel.
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Kim Greder, Elizabeth Stegemöller featured in Faculty Focus videos: Kim Greder, associate professor in human development and family studies and a state specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, and Elizabeth Stegemöller, assistant professor in kinesiology, were recently featured in Faculty Focus videos by the College of Human Sciences. The clips highlight human scientists at Iowa State University. Visit the college's YouTube channel to see all Faculty Focus videos.
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Haley Appel networks through Human Development and Family Studies Club in student profile: Haley Appel's career goal is teaching in a child care facility of K-3. Until she earns her degree, she thrift shops, spends time at Cafe Diem, and hangs out with her friends.
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Lee builds resiliency among aging Iowans through relationship research, outreach

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Jeong Eun “Jel” Lee leverages the power of relationship research and outreach to help individuals age well.
Britta Becker, Carlee Cutler, Casey Even, Elena Foster, Emily Ramm, Sydney Swanson named to 2017 Cardinal Court: Of the 11 students named to Iowa State University's 2017 Cardinal Court last week, six students are from the College of Human Sciences. Britta Becker, senior in family and consumer sciences education and studies; Carlee Cutler, senior in kinesiology and health; Casey Even, Elena Foster, and Emily Ramm, seniors in elementary education; and Sydney Swanson, senior in child, adult, and family services, were all recognized at the homecoming pep rally on Oct. 27, 2017.
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College of Human Sciences and departmental scholarship recipients recognized

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences celebrated student scholarship recipients and donors on Oct. 13 at the annual scholarship recognition event in the Scheman Building.
Human sciences specialist Malissa Rader discusses online child care course in extension article: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a two-part online course starting Nov. 1 through the Eco-Freindly Child Care program. According to Malissa Rader, a human sciences specialist in family life, this national program aims to create healthier children by working to reduce environmental health hazards found in child care facilities.
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Human Development and Family Studies graduate student Hardeep Obhi awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship: Hardeep Obhi, a graduate student in human development and family studies, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship. Obhi will receive funding for her project entitled "Biopsychosocial Reserves and Dementia: Identifying Life-span Protective Factors" in part by this fellowship from the National Institutes of Health.
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Alliance for Iowa State highlights Richard Spoth, research combating substance misuse: Richard Spoth, the director of Iowa State's Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute, was featured in Alliance for Iowa State for his work studying how to curb the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. Spoth researches the effect of community-based programs on opioid drug misuse among youth. Most recently, Spoth and his colleagues published the Promoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience, or PROSPER, model study in this month's edition of Psychological Medicine.
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Megan Wallace turns passion for childcare into a career plan in student profile: When Megan changed her major to child, adult, and family services after her freshman year, she knew it was the right choice. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and going out to eat with friends.
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Award-winning Iowa State research, outreach poised to combat opioid misuse, other health challenges

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Iowa State University researchers are battling America’s health challenges, including opioid misuse, through award-winning outreach initiatives.

Laboratory School increases child wellness, education with local foods

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An ISU Child Development Laboratory School partnership with Good Earth Student Farm is bringing more locally grown food to the school’s children.
Jeanne Dyches, Megan Gilligan, Auriel Willette latest to be featured in Faculty Focus videos: Jeanne Dyches in the School of Education, Megan Gilligan in human development and family studies, and Auriel Willette in food science and human nutrition are three of the latest human scientists to be featured in the College of Human Sciences' Faculty Focus videos. Visit our YouTube page to see all Faculty Focus videos.
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Human development and family studies graduate student Leslie Dooley awarded 2017 Kathleen W. McCartan Award: Leslie Dooley, a graduate student in human development and family studies, recently received the 2017 Kathleen W. McCartan Award from the Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. This award is given in memory of Kathleen McCartan, who was a leader in the field of personnel preparation, a previous Iowa State University professor, and an involved member of the Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. The Kathleen W. McCartan award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has made significant contributions through service to the field, community, and professional organizations.
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CHS Rising Star intern Emily Bormann featured in ISU Extension and Outreach video: Emily Bormann, a senior in family and consumer sciences education and studies, worked as a Rising Star intern in northwest Iowa developing local foods programming and youth programming for Woodbury, Plymouth, and Monona counties. In a video from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Bormann talks with John Lawrence, the interim vice president for extension and outreach, and Bob Dodds, the assistant vice president for county services, about her summer internship experience as a rising star.
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Carol Cordell, Donna Donald, Tera Jordan, Tera Lawson, Carl Weems receive University Awards: Five College of Human Sciences faculty and staff members were recognized on Sept. 25 at Iowa State University's annual awards ceremony. Carol Cordell, an academic adviser in kinesiology, received the Regents Award for Staff Excellence, which recognizes outstanding university citizens for their significant service to the university or the state of Iowa. Donna Donald, a field specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, received the Award for Distinguished Service in Extension. This is the highest award bestowed on an Extension professional, and recognizes sustained distinguished performance and educational contributions. Tera Jordan, assistant professor in human development and family studies, received the Award for Inclusive Excellence, a newly established award that recognizes P&S staff who have advanced the university's mission of diversity, equity and inclusion beyond their usual job responsibilities. Tera Lawson, program coordinator for the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching in the School of Education, received the Professional and Scientific Council Award for her contributions and achievements both inside and outside of Iowa State. And Carl Weems, professor and chair of human development and family studies, received the Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership for his impact as department chair during the first three years of his role.
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College of Human Sciences publishes September HS Matters Online: Learn more about Human Sciences Week 2017. Read and watch videos about some of our new and returning faculty members. And see what's new with our research and outreach activities in the September HS Matters Online, the college's e-newsletter for alumni.
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Lohman named associate dean for research and graduate education in Iowa State University College of Human Sciences

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Brenda Lohman will serve as the College of Human Sciences' associate dean for research and graduate education, effective Oct. 1.

Lee draws economic insights from US tax, health care policy

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Daeyong Lee uses data related to consumers’ health care decisions to peer into families’ financial stability.

Human scientists celebrate passion for helping people

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Human Sciences Week 2017 will be held Oct. 2 to 6 at Iowa State University. The week celebrates the dedication of College of Human Sciences students, faculty, and staff to improving people’s lives.
Olivia Diggs discusses importance of research in student profile: Olivia Diggs wants to become a tenured professor at an R1 teaching and research academic institution. Between research projects, Olivia finds time to kayak, attend concerts, and support her siblings in their sporting and music activities.
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Human Development and Family Studies alumna Vanessa McNeal wins best director at Newark International Film Festival: Vanessa McNeal, a 2015 Iowa State graduate in child, adult, and family services, won best director in the documentary category of the Newark International Film Festival for her documentary "The Voiceless." The Newark International Film Festival seeks to recognize emerging filmmakers and put them in front of major players in the film industry and movie lovers from around the world. "The Voiceless" features the stories of five male survivors of sexual violence and aims to shed light on the taboos, stereotypes, and impact of male sexual violence. "The Voiceless" is McNeal's third documentary, following "We are Survivors" and "I am," both of which discuss similar topics. McNeal earned a master's degree this spring in social work from University of Northern Iowa, and currently runs her own company, McNeal Media.
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Sia Turner shares the impact her past has made on her future career in student profile: Sia Turner's goal is to serve as a Peace Corps Youth in Development volunteer. She would also like to be a social worker, empowering teens to improve their lives. Between volunteering, Sia finds time to bike, listen to music, and watch Netflix.
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Human scientists on cutting edge of big data research

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Human scientists at Iowa State University are at the forefront of exploring "big data," turning vast amounts of data into usable knowledge with real-world implications for children and families.
Birdie Shirtcliff named to ISU Biotechnology Council: Elizabeth "Birdie" Shirtcliff, an associate professor in human development and family studies, has been selected to serve a three-year term on Iowa State University's Biotechnology Council. The council makes recommendations on program activities that support biotechnology research, education, and outreach.
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Jordan Arellanes shows importance of bringing passion into research in student profile: Jordan Arellanes hopes to become a professor at a research-intensive university. Jordan spends time fishing, coaching soccer, and playing with his dog, Lana, when he isn't in the lab.
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Phi Upsilon Omicron national scholarships awarded to Leah Brooke, Amberly Ehret, Gretchen Henningsen, and Cady Wendel: Lea Brooke, dietetics, received the Martha Combs Jenkins Scholarship; Amberly Ehret, human development and family studies graduate program, received the Diamond Anniversary Fellowship; Gretchen Henningsen, nutritional science, received the Golden Anniversary Scholarship; and Cady Wendel, family and consumer sciences education and studies, received the Marty Bickett Frost Scholarship. The students were awarded the national scholarships from Phi Upsilon Omicron, an honor society for family and consumer sciences.
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Brain research aims to reduce effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

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From music therapy to better nutrition and exercise, College of Human Sciences researchers are providing expertise in Iowa State University’s revolutionary brain initiative aimed at reducing effects of debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.