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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.
Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity
A new study found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screening.
Iowa State athletic trainers mark 45 years at state wrestling tournament
As athletes compete in the 2017 state high school wrestling tournament, Iowa State University’s athletic trainers mark 45 years of support to the sport.
Murdoch representing US this week in men’s hockey
When the U.S. Men’s National University Team competes this week in the 2017 Winter World University Games, assistant kinesiology professor Alan Murdoch will observe as the team’s general manager.
Hilton Chair Lectures continue this week with spring 2017 series
The 2016-2017 Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series — “Move for Life: The Health Benefits of Exercise Across the Lifespan” — will this week launch its spring 2017 lectures.

Kinesiology Department News

Kinesiology Department News

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».



DC Lee's study featured in New York Times: An hour of running may add 7 hours to your life

A study led by Iowa State University kinesiology scholars was featured in a New York Times new article, Tuesday. The study identifies the estimated additional life expectancy among runners and other active individuals. DC Lee, an assistant professor in kinesiology, and Angelique Brellenthin, a postdoctoral associate in kinesiology are lead authors on the study, which was published on March 29, in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. More».



Greg Welk highlighted in Human Sciences Faculty Focus video

Greg Welk is a human scientist and a Barbara E. Forker Professor in Kinesiology. He focus on the area of health promotion and enjoys geocaching in his spare time. The College of Human Sciences Faculty Focus video spotlights a faculty member and their research specialties within the college every two weeks. More».



Greg Welk gives The C. H. McCloy Research Lecture at SHAPE America national convention

Greg Welk, Iowa State's Barbara E. Forker Professor in Kinesiology, was honored by his peers nationally when he was chosen to deliver the annual C.H. McCloy Research Lecture at the SHAPE America national convention and expo, March 14 to 18 in Boston. Welk spoke about his ongoing work with FitnessGram — the student fitness report card — in a lecture entitled, "The Intersections of Science and Practice: Examples from FitnessGram Programming." The C. H. McCloy Research Lecture provides in-depth coverage of a research topic and an opportunity to give formal peer recognition to persons who have made outstanding contributions to health, physical education, recreation, and dance through their research efforts. The lecture came at the national convention of the Society of Health and Physical Educators, working under the name SHAPE America, which provides support to professionals specializing in health, physical education, recreation and dance. At the convention, assistant professor Senlin Chen joined Welk in speaking about using energy-balance (EB) education in their USDA-funded trial of SWITCH (School Wellness Integrating Targeting Child Health). In addition, Welk, Chen, and assistant professor Spyridoula Vazou spoke about their collaborative research focused on advancing methods for comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) as a multicomponent and coordinated approach to help youth meet national physical activity guidelines. More».



Jenna Petersen shares her Human Sciences Week experience in student profile

Jenna wants to use her degree in kinesiology and health to become a chiropractor. As a co-chair for Human Sciences Week, she coordinates volunteers and plans events. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, baking, or playing guitar. More».



Doctoral student in kinesiology Mitchell Stephenson presents seminar at Northern Michigan University

Mitchell Stephenson, a Doctoral student in kinesiology, was selected to be this year's guest speaker for the Exercise Science Seminar Series. He presented a seminar last week titled "Brain in the Game: How Neurocognition affects ACL injuries" at Northern Michigan University, where he graduated from the sport science program in 2013. The presentation focused on Mitchell's academic background and the current state of the literature relating to ACL injuries. More».



Elizabeth Stegemöller's music therapy featured in The Scientist magazine

The Scientist magazine this month featured an article by Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor in kinesiology, called "Exploring the mechanisms of music therapy." In the article, Stegemöller explains how music therapy can sometimes provide relief where conventional medicine has failed for people with Parkinson's disease. More».



Student profile highlights exercise science major Brie Johnson

Brie, a sophomore, wants to help individuals with their health goals. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going to State Gym, lifting weights, and watching “Grey’s Anatomy,” “One Tree Hill,” or “Supernatural” on Netflix. More».



ISU kinesiology professor Greg Welk interviewed by WHO-TV

WHO-TV Channel 13 covered Meredith Middle School's unique approach to physical activity promotion. This school is part of a large research networkof Iowa schools called the Iowa FitnessGram Initiative. ISU kinesiology professor Greg Welk talked with WHO-TV about the benefits of comprehensive school physical activity programming and staying active throughout the school day. More».



Iowa State Daily features senior in kinesiology and health Devin Wilmott

The Iowa State Daily has featured Devin Wilmott, a senior in kinesiology and health, in a student life article highlighting three impactful ISU seniors. Wilmott is the co-founder of Happy Strong and Healthy magazine. She started her own personal training service, Train with Dev. She is also the CEO of I Conquer Everything, or I.C.E, Labs nutritional supplements. More».



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