AESHM 365 course first in the College of Human Sciences to be certified by Quality Matters: Eric Olson's Event, Hospitality, and Apparel/Retail Risk Management (AESHM 365) course is the first course in the College of Human Sciences that uses the new Iowa State University course template to be certified by Quality Matters. The certification indicates the online course was reviewed by a panel of course design experts and found to meet QM standards for excellence. Only a handful of Iowa State courses have earned this certification to date. Olson, an associate professor and program director of the event management degree program, developed the course in collaboration with Lesya Hassall in the Center for Teaching Excellence and the online and distance learning support staff in the College of Human Sciences.

The course will be offered during the summer 2021 term. It focuses on management of hazards and risks in the planning, design, operation, and evaluation stages of events, hospitality organizations, and apparel/retail environments. Discussion topics include COVID-19 response and recovery plans for event, hospitality, and retail organizations.

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Instructors will be flexible

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Entrepreneurial student start-ups Linda Tong Planners, Rachel Reloaded, Surrebral Designs, BloomLash, ChordaWorm Lures earn CyStarter awards: Besides event management major Linda Tong and apparel minor Rachel Gai, other College of Human Sciences students who developed their businesses through CyStarters this summer included Priyankaa Krishnan in education (Cards for Women), Dillon Burns in kinesiology and health (Anchor Nutrition) and Grace Rigdon in apparel, merchandising and design (D-Ravel).

CyStarter and event management alumna Stephanie Bias (Camp Aramoni + Events) was also honored, with a $1500 CyStarter alumni award for continuing to innovate during the pandemic and giving back to the CyStarter program.
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Anirudh Naig promotes food safety during COVID-19 in Heart of Iowa radio program on KH0I: Anirudh Naig, a food safety extension state specialist and associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, discussed food safety measures during the pandemic on July 9 with host Ursula Ruedenberg during the local talk portion of the Heart of Iowa program on KHOI FM Radio. A podcast of the program is on the web. Naig's interview began at 7:30 a.m.
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Education, AESHM faculty members to expand potential as next generation of research leaders through ISU Research Collaboration Catalysts: Among the 29 Iowa State University faculty members who will develop leadership skills for managing the challenges of interdisciplinary collaborations and fostering high-performing research teams are five individuals in the College of Human Sciences. Named to the ISU Research Collaboration Catalysts 2020-21 cohort are Ann Gansemer-Topf and Laryssa Nadolny in the School of Education, and EunHa (Lena) Jeong, Guowen Song, and Chunhui Xiang in the Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management.
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Ching-Hui (Joan) Su's research on Gen Z and sustainable food markets cited in InvestorPlace article on stocks: Research by Ching-Hui (Joan) Su, an assistant professor of event and hospitality management, was mentioned in an InvestorPlace article on stocks on July 21. Su's research paper, which was mentioned in the InvestorPlace article, focuses on the interaction between environmental consciousness of Gen Z and sustainable food attributes as predictors in the market segmentation process for sustainable foods in the United States.
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Eric Olson receives 2020 Teaching Award from CHRIE Central Federation: Eric Olson, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management and program director of the event management, will receive the 2020 Teaching Award from the Central Federation of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education. The organization works to improve the quality of global education, research, service and business operations in the hospitality and tourism industry.
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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.
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.
Alison St. Germain earns Teaching Online Certificate: Alison St. Germain, a clinical assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, has earned a Teaching Online Certificate through the nationally recognized Quality Matters program. To earn the certificate, participants successfully complete a series of seven one- and two-week training programs offered online. This professional development opportunity is jointly funded by Iowa State University and the College of Human Sciences, with administration provided by staff in the Online and Distance Learning unit in the College of Human Sciences.
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The Fashion Show 2020 announces Best in Show winner Rylie Christina Smith, other awardees: "Rooted," a fashion collection inspired by a designer's childhood battle with leukemia took top honors at The Fashion Show 2020. The men's and women's ready-to-wear collection designed by Rylie Christina Smith won Best in Show at the event. A PDF highlighting the winners and a Fashion Show Recap video are among facets ranging from set design to garment presentations posted on The Fashion Show website. The annual event was held virtually this year.
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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.

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.