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.
AESHM associate professor Anirudh Naig discusses safely shopping for groceries on KTVO: Anirudh Naig, associate professor in apparel, events and hospitality management, discusses safely shopping for groceries in an interview that aired April 13, on KTVO, a news station out of Kirksville, Missouri. Naig shares his tips, such as avoiding touching products and practicing social distancing, for grocery shoppers.
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Sara Marcketti named Morrill Professor: Sara Marcketti, professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, has been named a Morrill Professor. The Morrill Professorship recognizes faculty members whose professional work has demonstrated outstanding success in teaching and learning that is reflected by a national or international reputation in the nominee's discipline.
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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.