Alanis Morales-Cuadrado named Midwest Regional Chair of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality: Alanis Morales Cuadrado, a junior in hospitality management, was named Midwest Regional Chair of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. This is a national board position and only the second Iowa State student to serve on the board. The society aims to educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry.
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Alex Ziebell, Courtney Buckland win top honors at 2018 Ames Trashion Show: Alex Ziebell, a junior in event management, and Courtney Buckland, a junior in apparel, merchandising, and design, won Overall Best in Show at the 2018 Ames Trashion Show, held Friday, April 20 at Serenity Couture Ames in North Grand Mall, IA. Their garment #2748 was designed using several different types of cardboard. Students Jessica Cipolla, Kaelin Lents, Katie Siebert, and Michaela Juelsgaard won the Most Impactful Attention Towards Environmental Issue award with Garment #2713, a garment featuring receipts stamped and stitched together. And students Alyssa Creagan, Kelly Stavneak, and Abigail Pleima won for Most Couture Construction with Garment #2719, made of spray painted straws. The 5th annual Trashion Show was a fundraiser benefitting the Audubon Society. All garments were created using recyclable materials by Iowa State University students in AESHM 222: Creativity on Demand.
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The Fashion Show 2018 wins Outstanding Event of the Year Award: The Iowa State University Division of Student Affairs has selected The Fashion Show 2018 as the recipient of the Outstanding Event of the Year Award. Fashion Show producers were recognized this morning at the Student Affairs Spring Awards Meeting, held in the Sun Room of Memorial Union.
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John Schuh, Ana Hays McCracken, Sandy Horton receive university's highest awards: Three from human sciences were among those to receive the university's highest awards for alumni and friends at the annual Distinguished Awards Celebration on Friday, April 20. John Schuh, the retired director of the School of Education, received an Honorary Alumni Award by the ISU Alumni Association. Ana Hays McCracken, a 1984 graduate in fashion merchandising, received an Order of the Knoll Campanile Award by the ISU Foundation. And Sandy Horton, a 1962 graduate in child development, received an Order of the Knoll Faculty and Staff Award by the ISU Foundation.
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College of Human Sciences students elected to Event Management Club executive board: Eight students in the College of Human Sciences were elected to the executive board of the Event Management Club for the 2018-19 academic year, with Sydney Hogle, a junior in event management, as club president. Event Management Club is for students interested in learning more about the field of event management. This includes wedding planning, catering, meetings, conferences, and trade shows.
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The Daily Orange features Iowa State alumna Adriana Gorea teaching about sustainability in fashion: Adriana Gorea, who received her doctorate in apparel, merchandising, and design from Iowa State in 2017, was featured this week by The Daily Orange, an independent newspaper in Syracuse, New York. Gorea is now an assistant professor of fashion design at Syracuse University. The article featured her teaching the importance of sustainability in fashion.
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Studying abroad inspires student’s winning fashion show collection

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A collection of garments designed by Katrina Pedrick, "On the Fringe," took Best in Show at The Fashion Show 2018 at Iowa State University.

Studying abroad inspires student’s winning fashion show collection

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A collection of garments designed by Katrina Pedrick, "On the Fringe," took Best in Show at The Fashion Show 2018 at Iowa State University. Pedrick’s collection was among more than 125 student-designed garments featured at the show, which is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation.
College of Human Sciences students initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron honor society: The Omicron chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron initiated 21 students from the College of Human Sciences. This honor society was founded in 1909, and was the first national student organization in family and consumer sciences. Phi Upsilon Omicron promotes academic excellence, develops professional leadership, and encourages professional and personal integrity.
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Five College of Human Sciences students initiated into Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society: Katie Nunemaker, Jennifer Duerkes, Kari Prasuhn, Zahidah Ab-Latif, and Kathiana Franco Torres were initiated into Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society on April 8, 2018. The Omicron Gamma chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu at Iowa State was founded in 1913, and is dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in scholarship, research, and leadership development. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is the highest scholastic honor attainable in the area of family and consumer sciences.
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Iowa State Daily features first hijab-wearing model of The Fashion Show: The Iowa State Daily featured Khadija Ahmed as first hijab-wearing model of The Fashion Show at Iowa State University. Ahmed, a freshman in business and supply chain management, said she hopes to see more hijab-wearing models try out to model for The Fashion Show.
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Des Moines Register features new Southridge boutique by Iowa State alumna Claire Kranto: The Des Moines Register on Monday featured Ark-Vayo, Iowa State alumna Claire Kranto's new African clothing, shoes and accessories store at Southridge Mall in Des Moines. Kranto, 24, began designing African clothing after an internship with a fair trade company in Ghana. She graduated from Iowa State in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in apparel, merchandising, and design.
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Syafiqah Rahamat, Susan Arendt, Heelye Park, SoJung Lee, Bob Bosselman among award recipients at Central CHRIE Federation conference: The 3rd annual Central CHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Federation regional conference hosted by Iowa State University at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center was a success. Iowa State graduate students and faculty took home several awards: Syafiqah Rahamat and Susan Arendt won best poster presentation, Heelye Park and SoJung Lee won best papers, and Robert Bosselman received the President's Award for continued service to the Central CHRIE Federation and its members.
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Iowa State Daily features Fashion Show guest designer Patagonia: The Iowa State Daily published an article featuring the guest designer of The Fashion Show 2018, Patagonia. Patagonia's reputation as an environmentally conscious clothing brand correlates with The Fashion Show's theme, "Resilience."
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Fashion show at Iowa State features athletic wear, garments inspired by Greece

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Sarah Waigand's collection of activewear and Katrina Pedrick's collection inspired by her trip to Greece are among more than 125 student-designed garments that will be featured April 14 in The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.

Bridging academia and industry in hospitality and event management

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Hospitality and event management students and faculty from around the world will convene with industry professionals at the 3rd annual Central CHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Federation regional conference, hosted by Iowa State at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.
Ames Tribune features The Fashion Show 2018: The Ames Tribune published an article featuring The Fashion Show 2018. According to Jessica Helberg, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design and one of the producers of the show, The Fashion Show at Iowa State University is one of the largest student-run shows in the nation. This year's show will take place at 7 p.m. on April 14 at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium.
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Empowering Spanish speakers through food safety training

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Twelve human sciences specialists taught ServSafe to 2,133 Iowans in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Seventy of those participants took the course in Spanish.