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.

Iowa State University pioneers online event management master’s program

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Iowa State University is leading the way with the world's first Master of Science program in event management. Students will be able to earn their master's completely online.

Vote June 3-14 for Iowa State University’s official tartan plaid

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Members of the Cyclone Nation can cast their ballots to choose the very fabric of Iowa State University — an official tartan plaid. A variety of products ranging from neckties and scarves to tote bags and blankets will be produced from the tartan fabric.

Surface Design Association highlights Ruth E. Carter visit to Iowa State

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Surface Design Association published an article about the visit of Ruth E. Carter, the Academy Award winning costume designer, to Iowa State and the impact her presentation had on attendees.