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.

Hurricane relief with love, from Iowa State

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Iowa State University has had a close working relationship with the Aldine Independent School District in Houston for 27 years. So when Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston metropolitan area last fall, the staff and students in Teacher Education Services knew they had to help.
Thirty-one students receive College of Human Sciences scholarships for spring 2018 unpaid internships, student teaching experiences: Hannah Chute, Epiphany Emmangelic, Jillisa Halverson, Kelsey Hinders, Tessa Johnson, Mikala Maiers, McKenzie Spears, Jena Teed, Elisabeth Burken, Mary Kirk, Ruth Kliewer, Megan Oswald, Rigoberto Perez Jr., Casey Even, Cady Mead, Kali Muller, Paige Petzenhauser, Kacie Schumann, Joshua Tucker, Emma Bade, Cassidy Bilharz, Laura DeKok, Cara Hach, Mallory Lynch, Kathryn Pinnella, Emily Gasper, Chelsea Flack, Abigail Olson, Hannah Ridder, Jenna Schecher, and Cassidy Welch will receive scholarships from the College of Human Sciences for spring 2018 unpaid internships or student teaching experiences. The scholarships support students during non-salaried career-building experiences.
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College of Human Sciences publishes the December HS Matters Online: The College of Human Sciences congratulates our nearly 300 new graduates. In December, a mom and son were among those graduating together as teachers. Our students developed a new signature ice cream. And Iowa State prepared to co-host and showcase our research at an international hospitality conference.
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FiveThirtyEight article highlights research by Paddy Ekkekakis, Zachary Zenko: FiveThirtyEight, an online publication owned by ESPN, featured a study conducted by Paddy Ekkekakis, a professor in kinesiology, and Zachary Zenko, an alumnus of the kinesiology graduate program and current postdoctoral associate at Duke University, in an article about the importance of incorporating enjoyment into exercise. Their research found that when an exercise routine finished with a decreased level of intensity, participants recalled a more positive experience and predicted that future workouts would be more enjoyable.
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Honors student in kinesiology produces new children’s book

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Kinesiology student Carlee Cutler wrote a children’s book, “ABC It’s All Medical to Me,” as her honors project that will be presented from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Durham Great Hall of the Memorial Union.

College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 300 graduating students in a series of events on Dec. 15 and 16.
Sioux City Journal, Cedar Rapids Gazette highlight Paddy Ekkakakis in articles on outdoor exercise: The Sioux City Journal and the Cedar Rapids Gazette published articles featuring Paddy Ekkekakis, a professor in kinesiology, and the benefits of outdoor exercise. In the articles, Ekkekakis explains that in addition to the physical benefits of exercise, outdoor exercise can also have positive effects on mental health components such as mood and appetite regulation.
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WHO TV shows kinesiology outreach using singing and boxing to ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease: A group coordinated by Elizabeth Stegemoller, an assistant professor in kinesiology, is delaying the progression of Parkinson's disease symptoms by tapping into music and physical activity. A WHO TV News segment highlights their efforts.
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Runner's World features Paddy Ekkekakis in article about effects of running on depression: Runner's World recently published an article about the various effects running can have on the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Paddy Ekkekakis, professor in kinesiology, is quoted in the article explaining the relationship between exercise and the brain, and the positive cognitive effects that can result from regular exercise.
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Patricia Izbicki and Angela Shaw recognized by Iowa Women of Innovation awards: Izbicki, a kinesiology graduate student, and Shaw, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, were both recognized Nov. 13 at the Iowa Women of Innovation Awards. Izbicki won the Collegian Innovation and Leadership award and received a $2,500 scholarship. The award recognizes inventiveness and accomplishments in science and technology, as well as academic achievement. Shaw was named one of seven finalists of the Rising Star award. The awards are presented by Workiva and hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa. They recognize and celebrate women in business, government, or academia who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The women were recognized at an awards dinner held at the Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack and Hotel.
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Iowa Public Radio features graduate student Patricia Izbicki winning Iowa Women of Innovation Award: Izbicki, a doctoral student in kinesiology and the interdepartmental neuroscience program, was featured Nov. 15 by Iowa Public Radio for capturing an Iowa Women of Innovation Award. Izbicki, who holds an undergraduate degree in music performance, is exploring how music impacts the nervous system and the brain. She received a $2,500 scholarship as one of two student winners of the Technology Association of Iowa's Women of Innovation Awards.
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New overseas programs to help students engage in high-impact learning

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Students in the College of Human Sciences will have four additional opportunities to study abroad next summer.