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.
Susan Arendt named a program reviewer by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics: Susan W, Arent, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, has been named a program reviewer by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND® is the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition. The designation recognizes Arendt as an expert in dietetics education and practice. As a reviewer, Arendt will visit and evaluate college and university programs that prepare students for careers as registered dietitian nutritionists and registered nutrition and dietetic technicians — and make recommendations on accreditation to the ACEND® board.
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AESHM alumnus Michael Cheng featured in FIU News for new position as dean at Florida International University: Michael Cheng, who received his Ph.D. in hospitality management from Iowa State University, has been appointed the dean of FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
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College of Human Sciences students share innovations at College-by-College Pitch Off

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In Iowa State University's College-by-College Pitch Off on Feb. 13, students were able to deliver a 90-second pitch about their new or existing ideas, for a cash prize and a chance to advance to the Innovation Pitch Competition on Feb. 27. Out of 18 participants, only four were chosen to advance: Grace Rigdon, Linda Tong, Belange Mutunda, and Dani Schon.
Linda Niehm quoted in news story on the changing perception of shopping malls: While several large retailers are closing stores, Linda Niehm says the retail industry has morphed and that innovative chains are doing well. Niehm, a professor in apparel, merchandising, and design, was quoted in a story on the changing retail landscape that ran in The Omaha World Herald and was picked up by The (San Luis Obispo, California) Tribune on Feb. 8.
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Textiles and Clothing Museum combines fashion and activism in new exhibit: Iowa State University's Textiles and Clothing Museum has just opened its newest exhibit, “Collegiate Fashion and Activism: Black Women’s Styles on the College Campus”. The exhibit highlights black women's styles on campus, takes action against white supremacy in museums, and helps celebrate Black History Month. “Collegiate Fashion and Activism: Black Women’s Styles on the College Campus” is available to the public until Apr. 17.
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College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of graduating students on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21.
Family and consumer sciences education and studies students celebrate milestone in Betty Lamp Ceremony: On Dec. 13, family and consumer education and studies students gathered to celebrate reaching a big milestone in their program by lighting betty lamps — a symbol of learning. In a tradition dating back to 1926, the Iowa State University ceremony highlights students who have completed their content coursework and are transitioning to student teaching or internships.
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College of Human Sciences photo earns first place in science and research category of UPAA competition: A photo by College of Human Sciences photographer Ryan Riley took first place in the science and research category of the October 2019 monthly image competition hosted by the University Photographer's Association of America. The award-worthy photo features Guowen Song, an ISU associate professor and the Norma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing, working in his lab to improve the safety and function of protective gloves worn by firefighters and first responders.
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Firefighter glove research featured in USA Today, Cedar Rapids Gazette, North Carolina News & Observer: Research led by apparel, events, and hospitality management assistant professor Guowen Song has been featured on multiple news outlets. The project, which aims to improve protective gloves for firefighters and first responders, was covered in stories by USA Today, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and North Carolina's News & Observer.
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Cole Kramer earns ManageFirst Professional® Credential: Cole Kramer, a senior in hospitality management, received his ManageFirst Professional® (MFP) Credential fall 2019. The MFP credential recognizes students as having the academic and practical knowledge they need to succeed in the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industry.To earn the MFP credential, students must pass four core credential topic exams and one foundation/elective topic exam, and provide documentation for 800 hours of unpaid or paid industry work experience.
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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 edition 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.

Do you know this chicken?

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While teaching a course in the Iowa State University meats lab in the spring of 1997, Knipe perused each student lab group’s chicken parts. If this chicken rings a bell for you, Lynn Knipe would like to know.

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.