Iowa State University's Exercise is Medicine On Campus club elects executive team for 2020-2021 academic year: The Exercise is Medicine On Campus student organization at Iowa State University elected its executive team for the 2020-2021 academic year. The executive team encourages regular physical activity and the understanding of its health benefits by members of the Iowa State campus and the Ames community. The group focuses on disease prevention and treatment through exercise.
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Clayton Johnson to direct student services in Iowa State University College of Human Sciences

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Clayton Johnson has been appointed director of Human Sciences Student Services, beginning July 1.
Shannon Peel awarded 2020 Iowa Athletic Trainers Society Educator of the Year: Shannon Peel, clinical assistant professor in kinesiology, was recognized as the 2020 Iowa Athletic Trainers Society (IATS) Educator of the Year. This award is given to a member of IATS who has shown impressive ability in educating future athletic trainers based off of program strength, evidence of quality instruction, and longevity of career.
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Jacob Meyer featured in New York Times article for his research on physical activity in relation to stress: Jacob Meyer, assistant professor in kinesiology, was featured in a New York Times article for his research on physical activity lowering stress levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Elizabeth Stegemöller featured for research in the Medium: Elizabeth Stegemöller, associate professor in kinesiology, was featured in the Medium for her research on Parkinson’s disease and music therapy. Stegemöller discusses the benefits of the music therapy class she leads for those with Parkinson’s disease.
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IATS names Timothy Weesner Athletic Trainer of the Year: Timothy Weesner, an Iowa State University alumnus, athletic training instructor, and head athletic trainer in ISU Athletics, has been named Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Iowa Athletic Trainer Society. The award recognizes distinguished athletic trainers in a college or university setting through their work with athletes, pre-professional students, and contributions to IATS.
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Jacob Meyer’s research observations featured in ScienceDaily article: Jacob Meyer, assistant professor in kinesiology, was featured in a ScienceDaily article titled “Replacing time spent sitting with sleep or light activity may improve your mood”. Meyer discussed the health benefits of limiting sedentary time. The article was featured in 10 additional publications.
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Warren Franke receives 2020 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence: Warren Franke, associate chair and professor of kinesiology, received the 2020 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. Presented by the state Board of Regents, the honor recognizes tenured faculty members who are exceptional university citizens and have demonstrated noteworthy service to the university or the state of Iowa.
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Jacob Meyer featured for advice on light activity and sleep in Iowa State University’s News Service article

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Jacob Meyer, assistant professor in kinesiology, was featured in Iowa State University's News Service article; encourages people to participate in light physical activity to break up long periods of sedentary time, as well as maintaining healthy sleep patterns.
The College of Human Sciences salutes 2020 faculty and staff awardees: Fourteen faculty and staff members were selected by their peers for awards from the College of Human Sciences for going above and beyond to advance student success, transformative research and engagement, and community-building leadership and service.
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2020 faculty and staff honored with college’s awards

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See which outstanding College of Human Sciences faculty and staff members have been honored with 2020 a from the college. Every spring the College of Human Sciences recognizes outstanding faculty and staff achievements by conferring honors and awards. View this year’s award recipients.
Jacob Meyer's ideas on exercise amidst COVID-19 featured in TIME article: COVID-19 is affecting American adults average weekly exercise habits. Jacob Meyer, an assistant professor in kinesiology, discusses the most recent trends in exercise and if they will be reversible in the future.
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Watch the Spring 2020 Virtual Convocation online

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The Spring 2020 College of Human Sciences Convocation video is now available to the public. The Convocation includes greetings from the Dean of the College, comments by student speakers, brief remarks from department chairs, and individual recognition of each graduating student.
Iowa State University Kinesiology and Health Club elects executive team for 2020-2021 academic year: The Kinesiology and Health Club at Iowa State elected its 2020-2021 executive team. The executive team develops a community for Iowa State students interested in wellness and health.
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The Department of Kinesiology put together a video in place of the usual in-person ceremony to recognize students, staff, and faculty awardees this year. Congratulations to all of our KIN award winners.
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Rosenfeld Undergraduate Interns conduct meaningful research with faculty mentors: Exclusive to the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship program provides outstanding students with hands-on experience in conducting research in university laboratories. See who has completed the internships in the Spring 2020, Fall 2019, and Summer 2019 terms.
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College of Human Sciences to celebrate graduating seniors at spring convocation 2020

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Six students will receive special honors as the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences celebrates the accomplishments of graduating seniors at the Spring 2020 Convocation. The virtual event is available on demand beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 8 virtually at hs.iastate.edu/isu-graduation-chs-convocation.

ISU GivePulse provides platform to give back, strengthen communities

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The ISU GivePulse website has connected many within the Iowa State Community to engage in volunteer and giving opportunities to help others during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Iowa State to keep classes online for remainder of semester

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Iowa State University will continue with virtual instruction for the remainder of the spring semester to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The university remains open, but there are changes in the delivery and availability of campus services and programs.