Carolyn Elbert recognized as an up-and-coming leader in club management field: Carolyn Elbert, assistant teaching professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was recognized as an upcoming professional within the club management industry and featured in the November/December copy of Club Management Magazine, the official publication of the Club Management Association of America. Elbert, an Iowa State University alumna, first became interested in the club industry through a class she now teaches.
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Book edited by Elena Karpova and Sara Marcketti examines ethical, social, environmental dangers of producing, selling, consuming, discarding fashion: A new book edited by apparel, events, and hospitality management professors Elena Karpova and Sara Marcketti examines the ethical, social, and environmental dangers that as fashion products are designed, manufactured, distributed, and sold at retail outlets, and then are consumed and thrown out. "The Dangers of Fashion: Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions" covers the cultural, psychological, and physiological aspects of fashion, and examines the hazards of a global industry.
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ISU apparel, merchandising, and design team heading to Medline Student Design Challenge finals: An Iowa State University team has made it to the final stage of the Medline Student Design Challenge. Apparel, merchandising, and design seniors Grace Olsen, Julia Page, and Sarah Solnet will present their surgical face mask and patient gown prototypes to Medline company officials in Chicago at the finals on Friday, Nov. 22.
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Elena Karpova featured in Scientific American article on sustainable fashion: Elena Karpova, professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was quoted for her expertise on the fashion industry's environmental impacts. The article delves into sustainable fashion, and just how much second-hand shopping helps the environment.
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Research project for glove improvement for firefighters featured on KCRG TV9, KCCI TV News, and W1 Good Morning Quad Cities: An interdisciplinary team of ISU researchers is working to create the most effective way to create protective gloves for the needs of firefighters and first responders. The team's research story has now been broadcasted on three Iowa television news networks. Watch a video posted by KCRG.
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Grant to improve firefighters and first responders’ protective gloves

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A team of Iowa State University researchers is working to improve the currently thick, bulky, and limited-dexterity protectant gloves for firefighters and first responders. This $1.5 million grant will help the research team in bettering the function of personal protective equipment.

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Iowa Board of Regents proposes $55 million College of Human Sciences building project

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A project to replace LeBaron Hall and renovate portions of MacKay Hall is Iowa State University's top capital priority for the 2020 legislative session. The $55 million project will feature flexible state-of-the-art spaces for high-impact learning, teaching, and outreach. The Board of Regents funding request to the Iowa Legislature included $30 million in state funds allocated over three years for the project. Private fundraising is already underway.
Event management students' mock caucus featured in Ames Tribune story: The Ames Tribune published a story on October 18 about ISU event management students under the guidance of Eric Olson, an associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management. As a spin on their regular curriculum, the class explored political event preparation by conducting a mock-caucus. The event included efforts from the College of Human Sciences, ISU Student Government, Department of Political Science, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, and the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management.
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Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design program ranked No. 3 among public fashion schools in the U.S. by Fashion-Schools.org: The apparel, merchandising, and design program at Iowa State University continues to rank among the nation's best — and the 2019 fashion school rankings by Fashion-Schools.org are no exception. In both the fashion merchandising and fashion design categories, Iowa State is ranked No. 2 overall in the Midwest and No. 3 among all public schools nationally.
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Iowa State continues most prominent contributions to annual ITAA conference for ninth consecutive year: For the ninth straight year, students and faculty in Iowa State's apparel, merchandising, and design program faculty and students will collectively contribute more presentations, posters, and designs than any other academic institution at the International Textiles and Apparel Association conference. Iowa State's performance at ITAA demonstrates the international prominence of the AMD program in the textiles and clothing field. The 2019 conference is set for Oct. 25-29 in Las Vegas.
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Jessica Nigg and Jennifer Watson awarded Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation scholarships: Jessica Nigg, graduate student in apparel, events, and hospitality management (AESHM), received $10,000 from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Scholarship to continue pursuit of her Ph.D. Jessica was chosen for this competitive scholarship given her practice and teaching in dietetics, food service, and food science. Jennifer Watson, also a graduate student in AESHM, received the $2,500 Conagra Foods Scholarship to further fund her Ph.D. studies. Jennifer was chosen from a competitive pool of candidates; her research interests are in consumers’ acceptance of plant-based products. These Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation awards highlight the strengths of both of these graduate students’ abilities in their field of study, and their motivation towards success in their degrees.
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New tenured and tenure-track faculty for 2019-20 announced

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Eleven outstanding scholars joined the tenured and tenure-track faculty in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences for the 2019-20 academic year.

Brewed coffee grounds offer sustainable clothing dye

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Iowa State University researchers have found a natural way to add color to clothing using the leftover grounds from your daily cup of coffee. The textile industry uses more than 2 million tons of chemicals and synthetic dyes annually, which is why researchers are interested in finding sustainable alternatives.
Eric Olson receives Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate: Congratulations to Dr. Eric Olson, assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, on being the third person in the College of Human Sciences to earn a Teaching Online Certificate through the nationally-recognized Quality Matters program. To earn this certificate, participants must complete a series of online training programs. Learn more about this professional development opportunity:
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Kelly Reddy-Best and Jessie Christensen are first in college to earn Teaching Online Certificate from Quality Matters: Kelly Reddy-Best, assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, and Jessie Christensen, instructional support specialist in Online and Distance Learning, on being the first two College of Human Sciences faculty to earn their Teaching Online Certificate through the nationally recognized Quality Matters program. To earn this certificate, participants must complete a series of seven online training programs. Learn more about this professional development opportunity:
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Congratulations to more than 500 students who received scholarships from the College of Human Sciences and its academic units for 2019-20
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AMD senior Belange Mutunda wins $2,500 Civic/Social Entrepreneurship Award at Innovation Pitch Off: Belange Mutunda, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design, won the Civic/Social Entrepreneurship Award at the the Great Iowa State Innovative Pitch Off held at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month. Mutunda started Belange Handmade, an apparel company that recycles old curtains into products ranging from bags to dresses. She uses the profits to make reusable sanitary pads and distribute them free of charge to girls in need.

Other College of Human Sciences students and young alumni who made it all the way to the finals of the contest included Maggie Davis, Dixie Lauesen, Mariah Pettus, Kendra Petersen, and Daryle Sivels. See other results.

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Human Sciences entrepreneurs pitch ideas at the Iowa State Fair Saturday

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A number of the College of Human Sciences' entrepreneurs presented their business ideas in The Great Iowa State Pitch Off: STANDING InnOVATION! exhibit at the Iowa State Fair this week. The seven finalists representing the college will compete again Saturday, August 17 starting at 12:30 p.m.
AMD doctoral program graduate receives Best Artwork Award: Dr. Ling Zhang, doctoral graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design, received the Best Artwork Award at the SFTI - WSU International Invited Fashion Exhibition in Seattle.
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Stacey Wertzberger, academic adviser in hospitality management and event management, named among 'Women to Watch' in hospitality by Iowa Restaurant Association: Of 100 submissions across the state of Iowa, Stacey was one of the 40 chosen to be recognized. The list of honorees was published to the IRA's website on July 18.
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KCCI News publishes story about AMD class designing clothes to accommodate child with cancer: Nick and Amy Nesbitt, parents of 4-year old Aila, recruited apparel, merchandising, and design students of associate professor Ellen McKinney to design dresses for their daughter to wear during cancer treatments. KCCI published the story on July 16, and it broadcasted on KCCI TV News on July 17 and 18.
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AMD students design clothing to accommodate child with cancer

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Apparel, merchandising, and design students design accommodating dresses for four-year old Aila to wear during her cancer treatments.