College of Human Sciences Kinesiology News

Summer internships provide springboard to careers
At least 345 College of Human Sciences students secured internships this summer in Iowa and across the globe.
Renovated labs provide researchers with critical space for advancements
Building renovations provide College of Human Sciences researchers with the space and equipment crucial to their research.
Pinpointing exercise’s positive effects on human health
What started as a $25,000 College of Human Sciences 2014 seed grant has evolved into research poised to change exercise habits.
New GRAMMY Museum grant will boost Iowa State’s Parkinson’s disease research
An Iowa State University study that will investigate the effects of group singing therapy on people with Parkinson's disease is one of 14 GRAMMY Museum Grant Program recipients.
College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation
The College of Human Sciences will recognize nearly 450 graduating students on May 5 and 6.
Tuesday’s Creations dance outreach program to host Earth Day event for area children
The Tuesday’s Creations creative dance program will on April 21 hold a free Earth Day outreach event for children age four and up in the Forker Building’s Betty Toman Dance Theatre (room 196). Through the art of barefoot dance, children will explore the ways they can move their bodies and create with movement. They’ll also learn dances from around the world.
Human development and family studies students use virtual reality to measure stress response
Students in an Iowa State University human development and family studies course are venturing into virtual reality to intensify scientific inquiry. When Elizabeth “Birdie” Shirtcliff challenged her HDFS 640/440X Biomarkers of the Family class – a mix of undergraduate and graduate students – to create a situation that would trigger a stress response, they created a computer simulation.
College devotes more than $200,000 to help unpaid interns and student teachers
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships over the past two years to assist students gaining work experience through unpaid internships and student teaching experiences.
College of Human Sciences students gain workplace readiness skills at etiquette dinner
Human Sciences students are making strides in their career preparation that would make etiquette expert Emily Post proud.
Human sciences students spend their spring break serving others
Sixteen College of Human Sciences students were among 59 from Iowa State University who spent their spring break doing service projects aimed at helping those in need.

Kinesiology Department News

Kinesiology Department News

Jenna King changes Ames from her home town to her college town in student profile:

Jenna wants to work as a clinical exercise physiologist with doctors who prescribe exercise as medicine. When she isn't studying, she enjoys rollerblading, drinking black coffee, and working at Great Plains Sauce and Dough Company.

Joey Lee pursues his Ph.D. as a first generation student in student profile:

Joey wants to teach as a professor at a small or mid-level university or at a community college. When he isn't studying, he enjoys playing basketball, working out, and spending time with his one-year-old son.More».

Spring 2017 College of Human Sciences dean's list announced:

The list honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the spring semester of 2017. More».

SWITCH school wellness program expands with help from Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program

With the new partnership, the network of Iowa Youth Development staff across the state are identifying and recruiting schools to participate in the program. SWITCH helps students in grades 4-5 learn healthier ways to switch what they do, view, and chew. Greg Welk, a Barbara E. Forker Professor in Kinesiology, leads the interdisciplinary SWITCH research team. In an effort to expand SWITCH and the entire 4-H Healthy Living Program, Laura Liechty has been hired as the new 4-H healthy living specialist. More».

Summer, fall Rosenfeld interns announced

One Kinesiology student, Jonathan Cerna, has been accepted into the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship Program. Rosenfeld internships provide undergraduate students in the College of Human Sciences with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience while they consider whether to pursue advanced degree. The program offers interns exceptional opportunities to work with faculty and learn how to conduct research in their chosen fields. 

Senlin Chen, Duck-chul Lee, Panteleimon Ekkekakis, and Spyridoula Vazou to receive faculty promotion

Four faculty members are among those granted promotions, in action by the Iowa Board of Regents for the 2017-2018 academic year. Among those promoted to associate professor with tenure: Senlin Chen, Duck-chul "DC" Lee, and Spyridoula Vazou in kinesiology An already-tenured faculty promoted to professor is Panteleimon Ekkekakis in kinesiology. The promotion takes effect Aug. 16.


Lisa Phillips named Outstanding Student Organization Adviser of the Year

Lisa Phillips, an academic adviser in kinesiology and adviser to the Human Sciences Student Council, received the 2017 Outstanding Student Organization Adviser of the Year award from the ISU Student Activities Center.

Iowa Department of Education features Iowa State alumnus Mark Jungmann

The Iowa Department of Education recently featured Mark Jungmann, a 2006 Iowa State graduate in kinesiology. Jungmann is now a physical education teacher at West Elementary in North Polk Community School District. More».

Iowa State Daily profile spotlights Spring 2017 CHS Graduating Student of the Year, David Moore III

The Iowa State Daily published an article featuring David Moore III, a senior in kinesiology and health and the Spring 2017 College of Human Sciences Graduating Student of the Year. In the article, Moore talks about his passion for Student Government and his personal journey with Multiple Sclerosis. Moore will be recognized as the Spring 2017 CHS Graduating Student of the Year at the College of Human Sciences convocation at 2 p.m. on May 5 in Hilton Coliseum. More».

Guardian runs story on kinesiology running study

A story in the Guardian highlights evidence that runners live three years long than non-runners, based on a study with lead authors DC Lee and Angelique Brellenthin in the Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology. More».

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