Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management — or, AESHM — is composed of three majors: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design; Event Management; and Hospitality Management. Within each program, students gain skills and knowledge to help them succeed in the real world. In addition to coursework, they complete an internship that closely relates to their career aspirations.

Our graduates are the managers of your favorite resorts, the designers of your best jeans, and the coordinators of lavish events.  From fine dining to fine apparel, our students, alumni, faculty, and staff have an eye for the original and a taste for quality.

AESHM Announcements

Graduate student receives Costume Society of America Otto Thieme Internship Award

Emily Cokeley, graduate student studying apparel, events and hospitality management, recently received the Costume Society of America Otto Thieme Internship Award.

The Fashion Show works with Girls Scouts for annual service project

The Fashion Show paired up with local Girl Scouts to show the importance of a positive body image for their annual service project. The event, "Passion for Fashion," featured two speakers from the Margret Sloss Women's center.

Dominique Williams elected treasurer of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

Dominique Williams, a junior in hospitality management, was recently elected treasurer of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality.

AMD student designs costumes for Venus in Fur

Sara Jablon, a doctoral student in apparel, merchandising, and design, is the costume designer for the Iowa premier of Venus in Fur, a play that opens Feb. 21 at the Civic Center's Stoner Theater in Des Moines. More» 


AMD alum in news with Fall 2014 collection

Todd Snyder, ISU apparel, merchandising, and design alum, recently was featured in Women's Wear Daily for his 2014 fall collection.

ISU sends contingent to Hospitality and Tourism Conference

Thomas Schrier and Catherine Strohbehn led a group of 21 Iowa State hospitality students at the 19th Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism in Houston.

Iowa State Daily features AMD team

Researchers on the AMD technical design and product development team are helping to design protective and functional clothing for professionals, such as firefighters, police officers and military personnel. More »

Fall issue of Trend available online

The Fall 2013 issue of Trend magazine is available to view online. This was issue 50 for the student-run publication. View magazine »

Madeline Condon at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund gala in New York City.AMD student wins YMA Fashion Scholarship

Madeline Condon, an Iowa State senior who's double majoring in apparel, merchandising, and design and communication studies, received a $5,000 scholarship last week at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund gala in New York City.

Iowa State senior, Erin Lyon, won the national Make it with Wool fashion design contest. AMD senior wins national design contest

Erin Lyon, an Iowa State senior in apparel, merchandising, and design, won the national Make it with Wool fashion design contest.

AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

Wedding gown collection wins top honor at Iowa State’s fashion show
Whitney Rorah won Best in Show for her collection of eight wedding dresses at Iowa State’s 32nd annual fashion show, held Saturday night at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium.
College of Human Sciences students offer Veishea 2014 activities
Check out activities hosted by College of Human Sciences students, faculty, and staff as part of the annual campus-wide VEISHEA 2014 celebration.
Free food, jewelry, entertainment drums up excitement for The Fashion Show
Payless Fashion Week will feature free food and entertainment on the Iowa State University campus in the days leading up to The Fashion Show 2014.
Belmond couple endows fashion show’s highest award
A $25,000 gift from Lora and Russ Talbot of Belmond to Iowa State University's The Fashion Show will increase the Best In Show Award from $500 to $1000 and will endow the fund in perpetuity.
Iowa State students offer businesses ideas to stay competitive
Iowa State University students are providing independent retailers across the state with fresh ideas to stay competitive through The Iowa Retail Initiative.
Animal-print sportswear blends student’s love for sports, fashion design
Iowa State athlete Karly Groon's line of workout clothes will be among those vying to be among the 100 student-designed garments featured at The Fashion Show 2014.
ISU Fashion Show partners with Girl Scouts
A new event called “Passion for Fashion” will bring Girl Scouts to campus for a day to hear Iowa State students talk about topics such as body image, appropriate dress, and loving themselves.
CHS students prepare for black student government conference
Three College of Human Sciences students are helping to plan and host the 37th Annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government, a leadership conference connecting minority students.
Iowa State professor brings international tourism experience
SoJung Lee, an assistant professor in apparel, events and hospitality management, is using her international tourism experience for teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate classroom.
Iowa State student prepares museum collection highlighting benefactor
Jennifer Farley Gordon, the first recipient of the Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet endowed assistantship, works at the Textiles and Clothing Museum.
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