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.
Ryan True, Rebecca Lyons, Morgan Muller, Ashley Jones among this summer's CYstarters: Four from the College of Human Sciences — Ryan True in kinesiology and health, Rebecca Lyons in elementary education, and Morgan Lanae Muller and Ashley Jones in event management — are among 15 selected to participate this summer in CYstarters, a 10-week accelerator by the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship for student entrepreneurs willing to actively pursue their business ideas. Meet the students and get involved at the program's community kick-off this Wednesday. Read more about their business ideas.
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Students experience the event and hospitality industry in Prague, Czech Republic: Iowa State University students on "Experience Prague, Czech Republic the Awesome (AESHM) Way" are comparing and contrasting the event and hospitality industry of Prague, Czech Republic, one of the most visited cities in the world, to that in the United States. The trip runs May 7 to 22 and is led by Rita McClain, a lecturer in apparel, events, and hospitality management.
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Garments designed by Iowa State students improve quality of life for people with disabilities

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Garments designed this spring by Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students in Ellen McKinney’s creative design processes class are making life a little easier for children, fellow students, and relatives with disabilities.
Darlene Fratzke, Dawn Fiihr, Kyle Holtman, Liz Harris, Mickie Deaton celebrated for years of service to learning communities: Five from the College of Human Sciences were celebrated May 7 for their years of service to learning communities at Iowa State University. They included Darlene Fratzke for 15 years coordinating the Adult, Non-Traditional Students (ANTS) and Making Informed Decisions (MINDS) learning communities; Dawn Fiihr for 10 years with the Directions (hospitality and event management) learning community; and Mickie Deaton, Liz Harris, and Kyle Holtman, for five years of coordinating the Food Science and Human Nutrition, Directions, and Kinesiology Freshmen learning communities, respectively.
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Campaign by AMD senior Lexi Romitti helps Café Beaudelaire to be named 2018 Best Burger in Iowa: Lexi Romitti, a senior double majoring in apparel, merchandising, and design and public relations, was on a student team whose successful campaign led Cafe Beaudelaire in Campustown to be named the winner of the 2018 Best Burger in Iowa. Romitti is also a server at the café. The story was covered by The Des Moines Register, Radio Iowa News, KCCI, WHO TV Channel 13 News and the Des Moines Business Record.
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Iowa State University named best in the nation for event planning degree in 2017-2018: Iowa State was named the top university in the nation for its bachelor's degree in event management, according to a new ranking by schools.com. Trained and talented event planners are in high demand throughout the hospitality industry. Events are a people-driven business, and directors of resorts, convention centers and other venues need quality candidates to build successful sales and marketing teams. Iowa State landed the top spot in these rankings based on its cost of tuition — $7,736, second best among these five colleges — and its high 71 percent graduation rate. The university also had the highest acceptance rate at 87 percent.
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Jessica Havel, Heather Stueven, Jessica Cipolla, Abby Dieter win Best of Show awards at 2018 CHS Entrepreneurship Showcase: Jessica Havel, a senior in culinary food science, won the Best of Show award for a new business start-up with her project "Coffee Break" at the 2018 College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase held Thursday, April 26. Meanwhile, the student team consisting of Heather Stueven, Jessica Cipolla, and Abby Dieter took Best of Show in business consulting for their work with Julie's Designs, a beauty salon in Jewell. They were among 32 students who took home cash prizes at this year's CHS Entrepreneurship Showcase, which allows students in the AESHM 474: Entrepreneurship in Human Sciences class to gain experience pitching their major project (either a new business plan or a small business consulting project) to teams of external judges. Consulting projects were conducted this spring in Jewell in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach. Five teams, comprised of 18 students, worked with five small retail businesses in the Jewell on the consulting project.
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Erin Connor showcases garments at Minneapolis Fashion Week: Connor is a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design; an assistant at the ISU Theatre Costume Shop; and a sewing lab monitor in the College of Human Sciences. She showcased her work on Saturday, April 28. All of her garments are sustainably made with the issue of food waste in mind. They are naturally dyed using avocado pits and skins, as well as black beans. The blouse and paints are composed of organic banana fibers, and the vest is made of recycled burlap coffee sacks.
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College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 650 graduating students in a series of events on May 4 and 5.
Branden Arends, Britta Becker, Ann Gansemer-Topf, Armine Ghalachyan, Kelly Reddy-Best, Hope Yates, The Fashion Show win Student Affairs awards: Branden Arends, a junior in kinesiology and health, was one of two recipients of the Scott Rohlf Presidential Leadership Initiative Award. Britta Becker, a senior in family and consumer sciences education and studies, received the Above and Beyond Award. Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education, received the Wilbur L. Layton Faculty Recognition Award. Armine Ghalachyan, a graduate student in apparel, events, and hospitality management, won the Unsung Hero Award. Kelly Reddy-Best, an assistant professor in apparel, merchandising, and design and director of the Fashion and Culture Research Lab, accepted the W. Houston Dougharty Ally Award. Hope Yates, a senior in kinesiology and health, received the Student of Distinction Award. And The Fashion Show 2018 won the Outstanding Event of the Year Award.
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Alanis Morales-Cuadrado named Midwest Regional Chair of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality: Alanis Morales Cuadrado, a junior in hospitality management, was named Midwest Regional Chair of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. This is a national board position and only the second Iowa State student to serve on the board. The society aims to educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry.
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Alex Ziebell, Courtney Buckland win top honors at 2018 Ames Trashion Show: Alex Ziebell, a junior in event management, and Courtney Buckland, a junior in apparel, merchandising, and design, won Overall Best in Show at the 2018 Ames Trashion Show, held Friday, April 20 at Serenity Couture Ames in North Grand Mall, IA. Their garment #2748 was designed using several different types of cardboard. Students Jessica Cipolla, Kaelin Lents, Katie Siebert, and Michaela Juelsgaard won the Most Impactful Attention Towards Environmental Issue award with Garment #2713, a garment featuring receipts stamped and stitched together. And students Alyssa Creagan, Kelly Stavneak, and Abigail Pleima won for Most Couture Construction with Garment #2719, made of spray painted straws. The 5th annual Trashion Show was a fundraiser benefitting the Audubon Society. All garments were created using recyclable materials by Iowa State University students in AESHM 222: Creativity on Demand.
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The Fashion Show 2018 wins Outstanding Event of the Year Award: The Iowa State University Division of Student Affairs has selected The Fashion Show 2018 as the recipient of the Outstanding Event of the Year Award. Fashion Show producers were recognized this morning at the Student Affairs Spring Awards Meeting, held in the Sun Room of Memorial Union.
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John Schuh, Ana Hays McCracken, Sandy Horton receive university's highest awards: Three from human sciences were among those to receive the university's highest awards for alumni and friends at the annual Distinguished Awards Celebration on Friday, April 20. John Schuh, the retired director of the School of Education, received an Honorary Alumni Award by the ISU Alumni Association. Ana Hays McCracken, a 1984 graduate in fashion merchandising, received an Order of the Knoll Campanile Award by the ISU Foundation. And Sandy Horton, a 1962 graduate in child development, received an Order of the Knoll Faculty and Staff Award by the ISU Foundation.
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College of Human Sciences students elected to Event Management Club executive board: Eight students in the College of Human Sciences were elected to the executive board of the Event Management Club for the 2018-19 academic year, with Sydney Hogle, a junior in event management, as club president. Event Management Club is for students interested in learning more about the field of event management. This includes wedding planning, catering, meetings, conferences, and trade shows.
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The Daily Orange features Iowa State alumna Adriana Gorea teaching about sustainability in fashion: Adriana Gorea, who received her doctorate in apparel, merchandising, and design from Iowa State in 2017, was featured this week by The Daily Orange, an independent newspaper in Syracuse, New York. Gorea is now an assistant professor of fashion design at Syracuse University. The article featured her teaching the importance of sustainability in fashion.
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Studying abroad inspires student’s winning fashion show collection

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A collection of garments designed by Katrina Pedrick, "On the Fringe," took Best in Show at The Fashion Show 2018 at Iowa State University.

Studying abroad inspires student’s winning fashion show collection

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A collection of garments designed by Katrina Pedrick, "On the Fringe," took Best in Show at The Fashion Show 2018 at Iowa State University. Pedrick’s collection was among more than 125 student-designed garments featured at the show, which is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation.
College of Human Sciences students initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron honor society: The Omicron chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron initiated 21 students from the College of Human Sciences. This honor society was founded in 1909, and was the first national student organization in family and consumer sciences. Phi Upsilon Omicron promotes academic excellence, develops professional leadership, and encourages professional and personal integrity.
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Five College of Human Sciences students initiated into Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society: Katie Nunemaker, Jennifer Duerkes, Kari Prasuhn, Zahidah Ab-Latif, and Kathiana Franco Torres were initiated into Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society on April 8, 2018. The Omicron Gamma chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu at Iowa State was founded in 1913, and is dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in scholarship, research, and leadership development. Membership in Kappa Omicron Nu is the highest scholastic honor attainable in the area of family and consumer sciences.
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Iowa State Daily features first hijab-wearing model of The Fashion Show: The Iowa State Daily featured Khadija Ahmed as first hijab-wearing model of The Fashion Show at Iowa State University. Ahmed, a freshman in business and supply chain management, said she hopes to see more hijab-wearing models try out to model for The Fashion Show.
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Des Moines Register features new Southridge boutique by Iowa State alumna Claire Kranto: The Des Moines Register on Monday featured Ark-Vayo, Iowa State alumna Claire Kranto's new African clothing, shoes and accessories store at Southridge Mall in Des Moines. Kranto, 24, began designing African clothing after an internship with a fair trade company in Ghana. She graduated from Iowa State in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in apparel, merchandising, and design.
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Syafiqah Rahamat, Susan Arendt, Heelye Park, SoJung Lee, Bob Bosselman among award recipients at Central CHRIE Federation conference: The 3rd annual Central CHRIE (Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education) Federation regional conference hosted by Iowa State University at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center was a success. Iowa State graduate students and faculty took home several awards: Syafiqah Rahamat and Susan Arendt won best poster presentation, Heelye Park and SoJung Lee won best papers, and Robert Bosselman received the President's Award for continued service to the Central CHRIE Federation and its members.
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Iowa State Daily features Fashion Show guest designer Patagonia: The Iowa State Daily published an article featuring the guest designer of The Fashion Show 2018, Patagonia. Patagonia's reputation as an environmentally conscious clothing brand correlates with The Fashion Show's theme, "Resilience."
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Fashion show at Iowa State features athletic wear, garments inspired by Greece

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Sarah Waigand's collection of activewear and Katrina Pedrick's collection inspired by her trip to Greece are among more than 125 student-designed garments that will be featured April 14 in The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.