College of Human Science News

HDFS News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation
The College of Human Sciences will recognize nearly 450 graduating students on May 5 and 6.
Iowa State University higher education scholars show leadership at CSCC meeting
Iowa State University School of Education students and faculty members presented one out of six of the research papers shared at the recent annual conference of the Council for Study of Higher Education. Linda Serra Hagedorn was named the next president of the national organization and several Iowa State scholars received awards.
Iowa State shares expertise at national education research event
Iowa State education researchers will share their expertise on topics ranging from effective mentoring to multicultural competence at an upcoming gathering of 15,000 peers.
Dietetic interns turn focus to the environment
Iowa State is playing a leading role in developing a dietetic internship concentration focused specifically on sustainable, resilient, and healthy food and water systems.
Tuesday’s Creations dance outreach program to host Earth Day event for area children
The Tuesday’s Creations creative dance program will on April 21 hold a free Earth Day outreach event for children age four and up in the Forker Building’s Betty Toman Dance Theatre (room 196). Through the art of barefoot dance, children will explore the ways they can move their bodies and create with movement. They’ll also learn dances from around the world.
Greder named Rossmann Manatt awardee, to present public lecture on health and education
Kimberly Greder, winner of the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Award, works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust.
Iowa State University taps Eulanda Sanders to lead apparel, events, and hospitality management
Eulanda Sanders has been named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management. Her appointment becomes effective July 1.
Human development and family studies students use virtual reality to measure stress response
Students in an Iowa State University human development and family studies course are venturing into virtual reality to intensify scientific inquiry. When Elizabeth “Birdie” Shirtcliff challenged her HDFS 640/440X Biomarkers of the Family class – a mix of undergraduate and graduate students – to create a situation that would trigger a stress response, they created a computer simulation.
Winning garments take those who wear them on a journey
Sarah Mader’s “BECOMING” luxury resort wear collection took both Best in Show and first place for collections at The Fashion Show 2017 at Iowa State.
Two from Iowa State receive higher education awards
School of Education professor John Schuh received the Lifetime Achievement Award from ACPA-College Student Educators International. Rosemary Perez was named an ACPA Emerging Scholar.

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Margaret O'Connor to complete Heddleson summer internship

Margaret O'Connor, a human development and family studies major, will serve as one of two interns this summer. Coordinated by Iowa State University Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, the Heddleson Internship program is designed to support student experiences that prepare individuals for a career in extension or community outreach. O'Connor's main interest in extension and outreach is family health and underserved populations. She hopes her internship will let her see firsthand the wonderful work Iowa State University's Extension and Outreach is doing for the community and will give her the experience she needs to work in Extension and Outreach after she completes her doctoral degree. More».

Sergio Torres promotes his passion for diversity in student profile article

Sergio Torres wants to one day help people manage their debt as a financial counselor. When he isn't studying, he can be found dancing, writing, or playing video games. More».

WalletHub shares Birdie Shirtcliff's tips for addresing, reducing stress

Shirtcliff, an associate professor in human development and family studies, explains that while stress can provide the energy to deal with challenges, breaks are often necessary to give the body time to recover and repair. More».

Paula Burns, Valerie Evans, and Karla Embleton among those honored with CYtation Awards from Professional and Scientific Council

Three staff members from the College of Human Sciences were awarded 2016 CYtation Awards. Paula Burns is a human services specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and works as a technical writer and trainer for the Child Welfare Research and Training Project. She also volunteers her time as a P&S Council Professional Development Conference Subcommittee member. Valerie Evans is an administrative specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She facilitated for Total Quality Management, has served on P&S Council from 2007-10, and has been a member of the College of Human Sciences P&S Council since 2014. Karla Embleton, a program coordinator in human sciences administration, is an instructional designer and supports faculty and students with Blackboard Learn, Qualtrics, and other software for the college. Embleton is also the chair of the College of Human Sciences CHS P&S Council, and volunteers with the Ames Public Library and the United Way Campaign. More».

Human development and family studies graduate student Ebony Williams receives 2017 Gender and Sexuality Research Award

The Gender and Sexuality Research Award is given to an Iowa State faculty, staff member, or graduate student who has made important and innovative contributions in research expanding understandings of gender and sexuality. This year's award was given to Ebony Williams, a graduate student in human development and family studies, for her research on African-American women with college degrees and their lower likelihood of marrying or marrying later in life than any other racial group. Williams was recognized for her accomplishment at the Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards reception on Wednesday, March 22. Amber Manning-Ouellette, a lecturer in leadership studies, also received the award. More».

KCCI features ISU alumna Vanessa McNeal and her documentary "The Voiceless"

Vanessa McNeal, a graduate of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was featured in a KCCI TV segment about her documentary, "The Voiceless," which covers the seldom-discussed topic of male sexual violence. Her aim with this documentary is to create a more open dialogue surrounding the issue. McNeal screened "The Voiceless" to Iowa State students on March 27. More».

HDFS graduate student Quentin Riser to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

riser_quentinQuentin Riser, a graduate student in human development and family studies, was selected to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellowship. For the 2017 competition, NSF received more than 13,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers. The selection is based on demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. More».

Iowa State Daily features Birdie Shirtcliff's research on positive parenting

Birdie Shirtcliff, an associate professor in human development and family studies, was featured in an Iowa State Daily article that covers a study investigating how parenting affects children's physiology. The study showed that children who are subject to positive parenting have higher levels of cortisol that those who are subject to negative parenting. This suggests that children raised by negative parenting could suffer health problems later in life. More».

Haylee Flint-Baker shares career goals in student profile feature

Haylee aspires to be a Department of Human Services (DHS) social worker. When she’s not studying or working at Mainstream Living, she enjoys reading, going out to eat with friends, and taking naps with her dog. More».

Katie Tullar featured in College of Human Sciences student profile

Katie Tullar can’t wait to become a family and consumer science high school teacher. When she isn’t studying, she can be found working out at State Gym, hanging out in coffee shops, or exploring new places on campus. More».

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