Accountability sessions give ISU student startups time to set benchmarks, course-correct

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Ryan True is one of 20 students and alumni participating this summer in CYstarters, a 10-week accelerator program that provides the funding, resources, and accountability to grow business startups. True's business, Full Circle Wellness, aims to help older adults stay healthy.

Biomechanics professor named Iowa State’s next kinesiology chair

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Li-Shan Chou, a professor of biomechanics who is department head of human physiology and director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the University of Oregon, will be the next chair of the Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology.
Ryan True, Rebecca Lyons, Morgan Muller, Ashley Jones among this summer's CYstarters: Four from the College of Human Sciences — Ryan True in kinesiology and health, Rebecca Lyons in elementary education, and Morgan Lanae Muller and Ashley Jones in event management — are among 15 selected to participate this summer in CYstarters, a 10-week accelerator by the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship for student entrepreneurs willing to actively pursue their business ideas. Meet the students and get involved at the program's community kick-off this Wednesday. Read more about their business ideas.
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Jacob Meyer in kinesiology to appear 1 p.m. Thursday on KASI Radio's The Trent Rice Show: Jacob Meyer, assistant professor in kinesiology, is scheduled to be a guest Thursday on KASI Radio’s "The Trent Rice Show" to discuss his two recent studies on mindfulness and physical activity, and resistance training and depression. Meyer also responded to an interview request from Natalie Rahhal, a health reporter with the Daily Mail. Both are the result of an ISU News Service story.
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Motivation to move may start with being mindful

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A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by Jacob Meyer, an assistant professor in kinesiology.
Darlene Fratzke, Dawn Fiihr, Kyle Holtman, Liz Harris, Mickie Deaton celebrated for years of service to learning communities: Five from the College of Human Sciences were celebrated May 7 for their years of service to learning communities at Iowa State University. They included Darlene Fratzke for 15 years coordinating the Adult, Non-Traditional Students (ANTS) and Making Informed Decisions (MINDS) learning communities; Dawn Fiihr for 10 years with the Directions (hospitality and event management) learning community; and Mickie Deaton, Liz Harris, and Kyle Holtman, for five years of coordinating the Food Science and Human Nutrition, Directions, and Kinesiology Freshmen learning communities, respectively.
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Daniel Spikes, Kyle Holtman, Greg Welk, Anita Rollins, Sara Sprouse to be recognized with university awards: Five human scientists will be among more than 60 Iowa State faculty and staff who will be honored during the university's annual awards ceremony Sept. 14 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Daniel Spikes, an assistant professor in the School of Education, will receive the Award for Inclusive Excellence. Kyle Holtman, an academic adviser in kinesiology, will receive the Award for Early Achievement in Academic Advising. Gregory Welk, a Barbara E. Forker Professor in kinesiology, will receive the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research. Anita Rollins, a program coordinator in the School of Education, will receive the Professional and Scientific Excellence Award. And Sara Sprouse, a human sciences specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will receive the Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award.
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College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 650 graduating students in a series of events on May 4 and 5.
Branden Arends, Britta Becker, Ann Gansemer-Topf, Armine Ghalachyan, Kelly Reddy-Best, Hope Yates, The Fashion Show win Student Affairs awards: Branden Arends, a junior in kinesiology and health, was one of two recipients of the Scott Rohlf Presidential Leadership Initiative Award. Britta Becker, a senior in family and consumer sciences education and studies, received the Above and Beyond Award. Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education, received the Wilbur L. Layton Faculty Recognition Award. Armine Ghalachyan, a graduate student in apparel, events, and hospitality management, won the Unsung Hero Award. Kelly Reddy-Best, an assistant professor in apparel, merchandising, and design and director of the Fashion and Culture Research Lab, accepted the W. Houston Dougharty Ally Award. Hope Yates, a senior in kinesiology and health, received the Student of Distinction Award. And The Fashion Show 2018 won the Outstanding Event of the Year Award.
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Maria McDonough, Mallory Wells, Brady Buchheit, Mikayla Weron elected to Kinesiology and Health Club executive offices: The Iowa State University Kinesiology and Health Club elected its executive officers for the 2018-19 academic year. The club elected Maria McDonough as president, Mallory Wells as vice president, Brady Buchheit as treasurer, and Mikayla Weron as philanthropy chair.
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Iowa State University celebrates remodeled home for promoting physical activity and healthy living

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A ribbon cutting will be held April 13 to celebrate completion of a $7.4 million renovation of the Barbara E. Forker Building at Iowa State University.

Human scientists among undergraduates to present research at national conference

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Two College of Human Sciences undergraduates are among 51 from Iowa State who will present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 4 to 7 in Oklahoma.
College of Human Sciences students Ashley Jones, Ryan True, Katrina Pedrick receive awards at pitch-off contest: Iowa State students Ashley Jones, a senior in event management; Ryan True, a junior in kinesiology and health; and Katrina Pedrick, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design; all won awards for their 90-second business pitches during the College of Human Sciences pitch-off contest on Feb. 27. Jones won first place with her "Swoon" pitch, True won runner up with his "Full Circle Alternative Wellness" pitch, and Pedrick won runner up with her "Who New" pitch. As the winner of the CHS pitch-off, Jones will present her pitch as part of the ISU Innovation Pitch contest on Tuesday, March 6. This year's pitch-off contest, sponsored by the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, marks the first-ever pitch event taking place throughout all seven colleges at Iowa State University.
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College of Human Sciences publishes February HS Matters Online: The February edition of HS Matters Online was recently published to 34,200 subscribers, as well as to Facebook and Twitter. Read about a kinesiology outreach program that travels to Ames-area elementary schools, The Fashion Show's crowdfunding efforts to raise $25,000, and the opportunities that pre-health professions students are pursuing on campus.
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Ryan True featured in student profile for entrepreneurial kinesiology goal: Ryan True plans to become a fitness entrepreneur servicing the wellness needs of seniors.
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Kinesiology faculty, students spark conversation about diversity

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Scherezade Mama, an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, will give a public lecture about physical activity promotion among underserved populations, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
ISU News Service quotes students Meaghan Sievers, Joe Skipor in article on global problems seminar: Iowa State University News service published an article highlighting an honors seminar taught by Jean-Pierre Taoutel, a senior lecturer in world languages and cultures. In the article, Meaghan Sievers and Joe Skipor, both students in kinesiology and health, were featured for their contributions to the class, which teaches students how to brainstorm solutions to world issues.
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Inside Iowa State features Rosie Perez in article on addressing achievement gaps: Inside Iowa State on Feb. 15 published an article highlighting Rosie Perez, an assistant professor in the School of Education, and her suggestions for how to address racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps at Iowa State. At a symposium held Feb. 5, faculty and staff engaged in a discussion about ways to better support racially minoritized and low-income student success.
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Iowa State University Cyclones join elementary students for some ExerCYse

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An Iowa State University outreach program — ExerCYse Time — is boosting kids’ physical activity during the cold winter months.
Ames Tribune article highlights bakery started by ISU students Steven Grothe and Seth Willis: The Ames Tribune published an article featuring the Bonne Bouche Bakery, a home bakery started by two ISU students earlier this year. Steven Grothe, a sophomore in culinary food science, and Seth Willis, a senior in kinesiology and health, started their bakery by cooking out of their apartment and taking orders from their Facebook page.
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Kevin Kieu, Houa Vang, Justin Winkel among IMPAACT team members receiving Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing One Community award: Student leaders of ISU Making Progress for the Asian American Community Today, or IMPAACT, have received the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing One Community student group award. The IMPAACT retreat is a major event hosted by the Asian Student Union at Iowa State, which advocates for the experiences of Asian Americans through civic engagement, cultural events, and discussion forums. Those honored include College of Human Sciences students Kevin Kieu in kinesiology and health, Houa Vang in event management; Justin Winkel in education as well as Seth Backham, Kevin Dang, Jaki Delfin, Celest Ki, Kristi Lee, Ryoka Matsuno, Brian Nguyen, and John Nguyen.
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Des Moines Register features kinesiology student Carlee Cutler's children's book: The Des Moines Register published an article on "ABC it's all medical to me," a children's book written by Carlee Cutler, an Iowa State senior in kinesiology. Cutler wrote the book for her honors capstone project to help ease the fear and anxiety that young children may experience when going to the doctor.
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Brandon tests out career goals with on-campus job in student profile: Brandon Jackson chose Iowa State University for the kinesiology program. When he isn't studying to become a physical therapist, you can find him working out, watching Netflix, or thrift shopping.
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We Are Iowa Local 5 News airs segment on Iowa State's Project SEARCH expansion: We Are Iowa Local 5 News published a segment and accompanying article featuring Iowa State University's Project SEARCH, an initiative through the College of Human Sciences that offers internships to youth with disabilities. These internships provide a learning opportunity and also work experience for resumes; Iowa State is one of the few Project SEARCH sites in higher education. Iowa State hopes to expand Project SEARCH and take 10 interns for the fall semester.
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WHO Radio highlights alumnus working Super Bowl LII as an athletic trainer: Jordan Pierce is a 2015 Iowa State University graduate in athletic training interning with the New England Patriots. WHO Radio's coverage is the result of a Jan. 29 College of Human Sciences news release.
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Carter combines undergraduate and graduate experience in student profile: Carter wants to use his doctoral degree to eventually teach university students. During his time outside of class and lab work, he enjoys playing sports, reading books, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends.
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Iowa State University homepage features Elizabeth Stegemoller's neuroscience research, outreach: The feature showcases Stegemoller's work alongside those with Parkinson's disease to improve individuals' vocal control, swallowing, and breathing through music. Stegemoller, an assistant professor in kinesiology, is a music therapist with a doctorate in neuroscience.
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A Cyclone heads to the Super Bowl

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Jordan Pierce, a 2015 Iowa State University graduate in athletic training, will head to Super Bowl LII with the New England Patriots as an athletic training intern.