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Iowa State University Cyclones join elementary students for some ExerCYse
An Iowa State University outreach program — ExerCYse Time — is boosting kids’ physical activity during the cold winter months.
A Cyclone heads to the Super Bowl
Jordan Pierce, a 2015 Iowa State University graduate in athletic training, will head to Super Bowl LII as an athletic training intern.
Hurricane relief with love, from Iowa State
Iowa State and the Aldine school district in Houston have a 27-year partnership and helped one another after Hurricane Harvey.
Honors student in kinesiology produces new children’s book
A children’s book written by a kinesiology student aims to reduce the fear and anxiety children have when going to the doctor.
College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation
Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences will recognize nearly 300 graduating students in a series of events on Dec. 15 and 16.
New overseas programs to help students engage in high-impact learning
Students in the College of Human Sciences will have four additional opportunities to study abroad next summer.
College of Human Sciences and departmental scholarship recipients recognized
The College of Human Sciences celebrated student scholarship recipients and donors at its annual scholarship recognition event.
Pitchford breaks barriers to exercise for youth with developmental disabilities
Andy Pitchford is improving the lives of youth with developmental disabilities by enhancing their physical activity.
Pease Family Scholar will discuss genetics of physical activity in ISU lecture Oct. 19
A federally funded scientist who researches the genetics of physical activity will speak at Iowa State University as the Pease Family Scholar on Thursday, Oct. 19.
High-intensity workouts send the wrong message, says Iowa State professor
Kinesiology professor Paddy Ekkekakis says high-intensity interval training is not sustainable for the majority of people who are trying to lose weight and move more.

Kinesiology Department News

Kinesiology Department News

James Lang receives grant for hypothermia research:

James Lang, an assistant professor in the kinesiology department, was awarded $3,782 from the Wilderness Medical Society. Lang is studying the increased susceptibility to hypothermia in older adults by examining their blunted skin blood flow response to cold exposure. He will determine whether selective amino acid supplementation improves thermoregulatory function to cold exposure in this population. 
For more information, contact James Lang in kinesiology at 515-294-4027 or jlang1@iastate.edu.



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. More».
For more information, contact the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Iowa State University at 515-294-8840 orvpdioffice@iastate.edu.



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. More».
For more information, contact Carlee Cutler in kinesiology at ccutler@iastate.edu.



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. More».
For more information, contact Seth Willis or Steven Grothe at swillis@iastate.edu; ssgrothe@iastate.edu.



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. More».
For more information, contact the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Iowa State University at 515-294-8840 or vpdioffice@iastate.edu.



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. .
For more information, contact Brandon Jackson in kinesiology at
bsj@iastate.edu.



Ruth Litchfield granted award for egg consumption project:

Ruth Litchfield, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition professor, is granted $15,000 total from the American Egg Board and Iowa Egg Council. The project will be exploring the impact of egg consumption on markers of inflammation and recovery in female gymnasts. Litchfield will be working with Marian Kohut, a kinesiology professor, and Hilary Green, a concurrent B.S./M.S. Diet and Exercise program student and a member of the Iowa State Gymnastics team. 
For more information, contact Ruth Litchfield in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-9484 or litch@iastate.edu.



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. More».
For more information, contact Elizabeth Stegemoller in kinesiology at 515-294-5966 or esteg@iastate.edu.



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.More».

For more information, contact Patricia Izbicki and Angela Shaw at 515-294-8009 and 515-294-0868 or pizbicki@iastate.edu and angelaml@iastate.edu.



Greg Welk and an interdisciplinary research team receives funding for expansion on school wellness program
College of Human Sciences researchers Greg Welk, Spyridoula Vazou, and Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, as well as a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences researcher Doug Gentile, received funding to continue the expansion of the School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health (SWITCH) Project. The team of researchers are running this project to enhance school wellness programming in Iowa. The new funding will enable the team to extend their evidence-based training model developed for elementary schools into middle schools.
For more information, contact Greg Welk in kinesiology at 515-294-3583 or gwelk@iastate.edu.

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