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 the graduating class of fall 2018 in a series of events on Dec. 14 and 15.
Linda Niehm provides shopping advice in WHO TV Cyber Monday shopping tips segment: A segment that aired on WHO TV 13 News on November 26 featured expert commentary by Linda Niehm, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management.
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Robert Bosselman receives highest honor by International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators for lifetime contributions to the field: Robert Bosselman, professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management was presented with the Heidi Sung Four-Year ​University Achievement Award on October 18 at the ISTTE annual conference in Niagra Falls. The award is bestowed only once every three years.
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Event Management Club elects leadership for 2018-19 academic year: The Iowa State University Event Management Club has announced student leaders for the 2018-19 academic year: Sydney Hogle, president; Jacob Wallace, vice president; Jessica Cipolla, secretary; Claire Turner, treasurer; Cassidy Oberbroeckling, fundraising chair; Kim Schmerbach, membership chair; Adrianna Correa, social chair; Miranda Waugh, public relations/marketing chair; Abbigale Ehrhardt, Human Sciences Council representative. The Event Management Club is an organization for students to learn and explore more about the field of event management, which includes events like catering, wedding planning, meetings, conferences, and trade shows.
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AESHM professor discusses living in a '24 hour world' on IPR's Talk of Iowa podcast: On the Oct. 2 episode of Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa podcast, AEHSM professor Robert Bosselman, along with professors David Dowling and Benjamin Hunnitcut from the University of Iowa, discussed the implications of living in a '24 hour world,' and what it means for work and leisure in America.
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Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter to lecture at Iowa State

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As part of Human Sciences Week 2018, Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter will give a lecture about her career, vision, and expertise in the world of Hollywood costume design.
WHO NewsRadio Focus public affairs program features Linda Niehm discussing Younkers and impact of internet shopping: As Younkers department store closed stores, Linda Niehm discussed emerging opportunities for retailers and the impact of internet shopping, on the September 23 edition of Focus, a public affairs program on WHO NewsRadio. Niehm is an Iowa State University professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management.
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Des Moines Register: AESHM professor and researcher says Younkers will have to make a 'grand re-entrance' when they enter the online retail world: The After Younkers closed its brick-and-mortar stores across the nation, the company has entered a new arena of retail-- online retail, according to a story that ran September 17 in the Des Moines Register. While the company already has a loyal customer base, AESHM professor and researcher Linda Neihm says that Younkers will have to make a 'big, grand re-entrance' into the online retail market.
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Closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail

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Researchers from the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management have found that despite a changing retail environment, not all department and big box stores are destined for closure.
Doctoral graduate Siti Nurhayati Khairatun wins Top 5 ICHRIE Research Report Award: Doctoral alumna Siti Nurhayati Khairatun received the Top 5 ICHRIE Research Report Award at the Annual International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Conference. Her report, "A Call for Mandatory Inclusion of Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice in Restaurant Franchising," aims to address the conflicts experienced by the franchisor-franchisee in their business relationship. Based on her findings from a content analysis of 23 New York state court records, most franchisees opted for the litigation instead of an alternative dispute resolution, or ADR. This is because the ADR practice was not included in their franchise agreements. It appeared that some franchisors attempted to withdraw from the conflicts even before the issues were being resolved. Hence, a mandatory inclusion of ADR practice should be mandated by the lawmakers in protecting the franchisees’ interests. Khairatun currently works at Universiti Putra Malaysia as a senior lecturer on the Faculty of Food Science and Technology in the Department of Food Service Management.
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Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom to reopen Sept. 11

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The Joan Bice Underwood Tea Room is set to reopen Sept. 11, complete with several brand new upgrades to improve both diner and student experience.

New tenured/tenure-track faculty announced

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As the new academic year begins, the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences announces four tenure-track faculty members who have joined the faculty in 2018.
Graduate students earn scholarships from College of Human Sciences and academic programs: Graduate students also received scholarships from the College of Human Sciences and related academic programs.
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More than 400 undergraduate students receive scholarships from College of Human Sciences and academic departments: The College of Human Sciences and related academic departments collectively awarded $1.3 million in scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year above and beyond the university-level scholarships that were bestowed. See which undergraduate students received awards this year.
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Quad-City Times highlights ISU alumna Cassidy Glynn as designer for Target's new clothing brand:The Quad-City Times highlighted the designer behind Target's new clothing brand, Cassidy Glynn. Glynn graduated from Iowa State University in spring 2017 with a bachelor's degree in apparel, merchandising, and design. She launched her brand, Wild Fable, in 1,835 Target stores across the country on August 3.
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Big data helps reveal use of hashtags in political consumerism

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Doreen Chung, an associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, is using big data to explore how hashtags play a role in political consumerism.
Iowa State University ranked No. 8 for hospitality management degree: Iowa State was named one of the top universities in the nation for its hospitality management degree. The No. 8 ranking lists the degree as one of the most affordable to obtain with a College Affordability Guide score of 96.0.
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Season of success for summer internships

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Nearly 400 College of Human Sciences students are using this summer to gain knowledge, skill, and experience in their field through an internship.  Internships, student teaching placements and other practicums are essential to the learning process at Iowa State, whether they are close to campus or around the world.
Collegiate clothing store started by ISU alum Todd Snyder to open at Jordan Creek Town Center: Tailgate Clothing, the company started by 1992 Iowa State University alumnus and New York fashion designer Todd Michael Snyder, will on Aug. 1 open a store at Jordan Creek Town Center. The shop, which is a subsidiary of American Eagle, sells vintage T-shirts with college logos.
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Tom Schrier installed as iHRITA president, coordinates conference: Tom Schrier, associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, on Sunday will be installed as president of the International Hospitality Information Technology Association. As president-elect he is also coordinating the conference.
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Sara Marcketti named director of Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching: Sara Marcketti has been named director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). Marcketti, professor of apparel, events and hospitality management (AESHM), has served as CELT associate director since 2013 and interim director since July 2017. Her five-year appointment will extend through June 2023.
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Sara Marcketti, Young-A Lee win ITAA 2018 Faculty Awards: Iowa State University has two recipients of this year's national awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association. Sara Marcketti, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, won the 2018 ITAA Teaching Excellence Award. Young-A Lee, an associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, won the 2018 ITAA Service Award.
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Times Republican features hospitality management alum Alfonso Medina, Jr.: Times Republican features Alfonso Medina, a 2012 Iowa State graduate in hospitality management who is general manager of La Carreta Mexican Grill in Marshalltown. Medina got his start at La Carreta when he was 10 years old, washing dishes in the kitchen.
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Malvika Rajagopal receives Irene Beavers Graduate Scholarship

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Malvika Rajagopal, a first-year master’s student in apparel, merchandising, and design from Chennai, India, will receive the Irene Beavers Graduate Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. Irene received her master’s degree in 1953 and retired in 1988 after 33 years with Iowa State University. Beavers was a professor emerita of home economics education at Iowa State University who championed the mentoring of international students. She died in November 5, 2017.