2019 Alumni Awards

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The 2019 Alumni Awards have been announced and will be presented Friday, October 25 at 1:15p.m. in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building as part of Iowa State University Homecoming festivities.

Kimberly Greder and colleagues receive 2019 National Extension Diversity Award

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Kimberly Greder, professor in human development and family studies and family life extension state specialist, will receive the 2019 National Extension Diversity Award for her two outstanding educational extension programs.
Clinton Gudmunson offers credit card tips on WalletHub: Clinton Gudmunson, associate professor in human development and family studies, was quoted in the "Ask the Experts" section of a WalletHub article on balance transfer credit cards. Gudmunson shared tips for paying off credit card debt with balance transfer credit cards and good credit practices.
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College of Human Sciences team authors bilingual curriculum to support Latinx students, families: A College of Human Sciences team consisting of: human development and family studies doctoral student Maria B. Alcivar-Zuniga; postdoctoral associate Judy Levings; Extension and Outreach program specialist Brenda Allen, extension field specialists Rosa Gonzalez and Norm Dorado-Robles; extension educator Michelle Schott, extension youth program coordinator Araceli Martinez; human development and family studies professor Kimberly Greder; and School of Education professor Katherine Bruna has developed a new bilingual curriculum for Latinx students' college and career readiness. ¡Salir Adelante! Caminos a Nuestro Futuro (Pathways to Our Future) will be pilot-tested in three Iowa communities this fall.
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Kelly Reddy-Best and Jessie Christensen are first in college to earn Teaching Online Certificate from Quality Matters: Kelly Reddy-Best, assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, and Jessie Christensen, instructional support specialist in Online and Distance Learning, on being the first two College of Human Sciences faculty to earn their Teaching Online Certificate through the nationally recognized Quality Matters program. To earn this certificate, participants must complete a series of seven online training programs. Learn more about this professional development opportunity:
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Congratulations to more than 500 students who received scholarships from the College of Human Sciences and its academic units for 2019-20
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ISU research explores why more women are drinking

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An Iowa State research team that includes assistant professor of human development and family studies Cassandra Dorius dispels myths about women's alcohol consumption and points out important mental and physical health issues linked to alcohol use.

Human Sciences entrepreneurs pitch ideas at the Iowa State Fair Saturday

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A number of the College of Human Sciences' entrepreneurs presented their business ideas in The Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION! exhibit at the Iowa State Fair this week. The seven finalists representing the college will compete again Saturday, August 17 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Tera Jordan discussed her study on African American families and Type 2 diabetes on Talk of Iowa: On August 2, Iowa Public Radio hosted HDFS associate professor Tera Jordan on the show Talk of Iowa to talk about how African American family culture affects the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
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Ph.D. graduate Jordan Arellanes receives award for conference proposal: Jordan Arellanes, Ph.D. graduate in human development and family studies, has received the 2019 Best Conference Proposal Award from the Family Policy section of the National Council on Family Relations for his proposal titled "Positive Latino Father Relationships Decrease Youths’ Drug and Alcohol Use into Emerging Adulthood." Arellanes graduated from Iowa State spring 2019 and is now an assistant professor of psychology at Illinois State University.
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Jennifer Margrett named interim associate dean for research and graduate education

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Jennifer Margrett has been named interim associate dean for research and graduate education in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, effective August 1.

Family experience influences diabetes risk, management for African Americans

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African American families are more at risk for Type 2 diabetes. A team of CHS researchers dug deep into the family dynamics of 20 African American families to identify factors that may put them at more risk, and how to better manage the disease in the future.

Tera Jordan’s article republished by numerous news outlets

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HDFS Associate Professor Tera Jordan's article has been republished by a large amount of news sources from across the U.S. They are all listed within this post.
Newsweek published article by HDFS associate professor Tera Jordan: Tera Jordan's article on declining divorce rates in the U.S. is now featured in the opinion section on Newsweek's website with the headline "Younger Adults Drive Decline in American Divorce Rate, but More Seniors are Hopping Off the Bus."
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Tera Jordan's article on divorce rates runs in Wall Street Journal: An article by Tera Jordan, associate professor in human development and family studies, ran in the Wall Street Journal, June 21, under the headline, "The divorce rate is at a 40-year low, unless you're 55 or older."
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Tera Jordan’s article on declining divorce rate published by The Conversation

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Tera Jordan, associate professor in HDFS, wrote an article published by The Conversation about the decreasing rate of divorce in the U.S.