Human development and family studies students to receive Phi Upsilon Omicron scholarships: Three students, all family and consumer sciences education and studies majors, will receive the national Phi Upsilon Omicron scholarships for academic year 2020-21. Emilee Bilharz will receive the Dolores M. Kluckman Scholarship. Emily Leerhoff will receive the Genevieve Forthun and Lucille Rust Scholarship. Emily Meyer will receive the Phi Upsilon Omicron Centennial Scholarship.
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Researchers to study impact of natural settings on well-being of people in institutionalized settings

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Iowa State University associate professors Tricia Neppl and Julie Stevens will combine expertise in stress, trauma, and design to study the impact of natural settings on the physical and psychological health of people in institutionalized settings.

Clayton Johnson to direct student services in Iowa State University College of Human Sciences

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Clayton Johnson has been appointed director of Human Sciences Student Services, beginning July 1.
Megan Gilligan's research on parent-child favoritism featured on NBC Today Show: Megan Gilligan, an Iowa State University associate professor in human development and family studies, research on parent's favorite children and how favoritism effects caring for older adults and sibling relationships well into adulthood is being featured by the NBC Today Show.
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Amie Zarling receives 2020 ISU Early Achievement in Research Award: Amy Zarling, assistant professor in human development and family studies, received the 2020 Early Achievement in Research Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes a tenured or tenured-track faculty member with outstanding accomplishments unusually early in their professional career.
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Lisa Enloe receives ISU Academic Advising Impact Award: Lisa Enloe, practicum placement coordinator in human development and family studies, received the 2020 Academic Advising Impact Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes extraordinary performance by an academic adviser over an extended period of time.
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The College of Human Sciences salutes 2020 faculty and staff awardees: Fourteen faculty and staff members were selected by their peers for awards from the College of Human Sciences for going above and beyond to advance student success, transformative research and engagement, and community-building leadership and service.
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2020 faculty and staff honored with college’s awards

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See which outstanding College of Human Sciences faculty and staff members have been honored with 2020 a from the college. Every spring the College of Human Sciences recognizes outstanding faculty and staff achievements by conferring honors and awards. View this year’s award recipients.
Child, adult, and family services senior Reid Epstein receives ISU Student Leader of the Year Award for work with ISU Adoption Club: Reid Epstein, a senior in child, adult, and family services, has been honored with the 2020 Student Leader of the Year Award from the Iowa State University Student Activities Center. Epstein was cited for inspiring the growth, development, and strengths of others with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Her initiative challenges the present and enriches the future of the Adoption Club and those it serves.
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Megan Gilligan named Fellow of Gerontological Society of America: Megan Gilligan, an associate professor in human development and family studies, was named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Gilligan's fellow status was awarded through the behavioral and social sciences section of the organization, and was unanimously approved by the GSA board in recognition of her outstanding expertise, continuing work, and leadership in the field of gerontology. She will be featured in the June edition of Gerontology News and honored at the Gerontological Society of America’s annual scientific meeting in November.
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Watch the Spring 2020 Virtual Convocation online

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The Spring 2020 College of Human Sciences Convocation video is now available to the public. The Convocation includes greetings from the Dean of the College, comments by student speakers, brief remarks from department chairs, and individual recognition of each graduating student.
Rosenfeld Undergraduate Interns conduct meaningful research with faculty mentors: Exclusive to the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship program provides outstanding students with hands-on experience in conducting research in university laboratories. See who has completed the internships in the Spring 2020, Fall 2019, and Summer 2019 terms.
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College of Human Sciences to celebrate graduating seniors at spring convocation 2020

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Six students will receive special honors as the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences celebrates the accomplishments of graduating seniors at the Spring 2020 Convocation. The virtual event is available on demand beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 8 virtually at hs.iastate.edu/isu-graduation-chs-convocation.

ISU GivePulse provides platform to give back, strengthen communities

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The ISU GivePulse website has connected many within the Iowa State Community to engage in volunteer and giving opportunities to help others during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Meghan Gillette receives Faculty Excellence Award from Great Plains IDEA: Congratulations to Meghan Gillette, assistant teaching professor in human development and family studies, for receiving the Faculty Excellence Award from the Great Plains (GP) IDEA Program. This award recognizes the time, energy, and resources that recipients have devoted to enhance the alliance academic community.
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Help available for Iowans navigating new financial challenges

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ISU Extension and Outreach’s family finance program specialists are providing one-on-one financial conversations with Iowans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowa State to keep classes online for remainder of semester

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Iowa State University will continue with virtual instruction for the remainder of the spring semester to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The university remains open, but there are changes in the delivery and availability of campus services and programs.