Graduate students earn scholarships from College of Human Sciences and academic programs: Graduate students also received scholarships from the College of Human Sciences and related academic programs.
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More than 400 undergraduate students receive scholarships from College of Human Sciences and academic departments: The College of Human Sciences and related academic departments collectively awarded $1.3 million in scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year above and beyond the university-level scholarships that were bestowed. See which undergraduate students received awards this year.
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Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

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The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature. Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.
Alumnus Marc Mores elected to Iowa State University Alumni Association Board of Directors: Marc Mores of Parker, Colorado, a 1995 Iowa State University graduate in exercise and sport science who is executive vice president and Denver branch manager at James R. Favor & Company, has been elected to board of directors of the Iowa State University Alumni Association, for a four-year term.
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Season of success for summer internships

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Nearly 400 College of Human Sciences students are using this summer to gain knowledge, skill, and experience in their field through an internship.  Internships, student teaching placements and other practicums are essential to the learning process at Iowa State, whether they are close to campus or around the world.
ExerCYse is Medicine receives recognition at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting: Iowa State University recently received recognition as a Silver Exercise is Medicine On Campus student organization. Greg Welk, a Barbara E. Forker Professor in kinesiology, and Ryan True, a senior in kinesiology and health who's president of ExerCYse is Medicine at Iowa State, attended this year's American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Minneapolis where they accepted the recognition.
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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.