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.
Denise Crawford, Sara Marcketti, and Ellen McKinney honored with Exemplary Faculty Mentor Awards: Faculty members Denise Crawford in the School of Education and Sara Marcketti and Ellen McKinney in apparel, events, and hospitality management, have been cited as Exemplary Faculty Mentors by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. The award recognizes faculty mentors who go above and beyond the formal expectations of Iowa State's mentoring program. Winners of this award are nominated by their mentees for the positive impact they have made in their lives and careers.
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Erica Nossaman receives PCMA Education Foundation Scholars Program Scholarship: Erica Nossaman, a senior in event management from Pella, has received a Foundation Scholars Program Scholarship from the Professional Convention Management Association Education Foundation and NYC & Company, an official marketing and tourism partner of New York City. The award includes a $3,500 gift applied to Nossaman's Iowa State University tuition as well as round-trip airfare and three nights of lodging in San Francisco, and more.
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Sixty-one outstanding students recognized by Department of Kinesiology: Students who received awards and scholarships in the areas of kinesiology and health, athletic training, and dance were recently recognized for their achievements by the Department of Kinesiology.
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Event management student Kimberly Schmerbach earns $7,500 PCMA scholarship: Kimberly Schmerbach, an event management student at Iowa State University, has received the Roy B. Evans Student Scholarship from the Professional Convention Management Association Education Foundation. Offered to only two students each year, the $7,500 award is the national organization's largest tuition-based scholarship.
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The Fashion Show 2020 producers named: Erin Chapados and Presley Eldien have been selected lead The Fashion Show 2020 as managerial producers, along with and outreach producers Claire Hennessey and Tammie Melton.

The Fashion Show is one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation with annual attendance of nearly 2,500 and a livestream that reaches viewers around the globe. The show features more than 150 student-designed garments on the runway and in the mounted exhibitions. Approximately 275 Iowa State University students with a wide span of majors work together to plan and orchestrate The Fashion Show, Fashion Week events, and related activities -- managing matters ranging from set design, modeling, and photography to finance, marketing, and social media. The 2020 event will mark the show's 38th year.

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Spring graduates honored with Teaching Excellence Award: Those graduating in May who are receiving the Teaching Excellence Award include College of Human Sciences students Jesse Jurgenson, Ph.D., human development and family studies; Stephanie Hice, Ph.D., food science and human nutrition; and Brittany Sweers, M.Ed., education. Awardees are selected by the faculty in their respective academic units based on evidence of outstanding achievement in teaching.
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Outstanding Ph.D. graduates receive Research Excellence Award: College of Human Sciences Students receiving the Research Excellence Award along with a Ph.D. this spring include Stephanie Hice in food science and human nutrition; Hardeep Obhi in gerontology/human development and family studies; and Syafiqah Rahamat in apparel, events, and hospitality management. Awardees are selected by the faculty in their academic units to recognize superior research or creativity as demonstrated in their theses or dissertations.
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Sarah Wright is a semi-finalist for $10,000-$25,000 National Retail Federation Foundation scholarships: Apparel, merchandising, and design student Sarah Wright is a semi-finalist for a National Retail Federation Foundation scholarship. In the organization's Next Generation Scholarship competition, Wright will recommend growth strategies for the Gap's Hill City clothing brand.
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Event Management Club elects executive board for 2019-20 academic year: The Iowa State University Event Management Club has elected the organization's new executive board for the 2019-20 academic year. Those elected include Kim Schmerbach, president; Cassidy Oberbroeckling, vice president; Ashley Freund, secretary; Claire Turner, treasurer; Sydney Hogle, membership chair; Danielle Elliott, fundraising chair; Lauren Wickham, public relations chair; Petra Owusu, marketing chair.
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Beek Street Antiques and Collectibles team wins Best of Show Consulting Project at Entrepreneurship Showcase: Iowa State University apparel, merchandising and design students Carly Grimm, Carlee Horn, Hannah Scheelhaase, and Emily Schrimpf — and event management students Ellie Schmit and Abby Tjaden — were honored at the College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, for their proposed ideas to grow Beek Street Antiques and Collectibles, an existing business in Gowrie, Iowa.

In the Best of Show Consulting Project for an Existing Business category, judges consider proposed enhancements that will aid in creating brand identity for the business, foster unique competitive advantages, create added value for the firm and its customers, and ultimately have the potential to positively impact firm performance.

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Rachel Gai wins Best of Show in new Business Start-Up Idea category of College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase: Rachel Gai, a junior in pre-business, was named Best of Show in the New Business Start-up Idea category at the College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase, April 30, for her proposed start-up of Rachel Reloaded.

Judges in the Best of Show in new Business Start-Up Idea Business category look for a concept that shows a high degree of feasibility, is validated by market research, is innovative and unique, uses resources creatively or leverages resources to create unique competitive advantages, and has value and profit creating potential.

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Event Management Club elects officers for 2019-20 academic year: Kim Schmerbach, president; Cassidy Oberbroeckling, vice president; Ashley Freund, secretary; Clair Turner, treasurer; Sydney Hogle, membership chair; Danielle Elliott, fundraising chair; Petra Owusu and Lauren Wickham, public relations and marketing co-chairs; Britney Nguyen, social chair. Students in the club explore a wide range of factors, from sponsorship and site selection to risk management and event design, that managers employ in the fast-growing, high-stakes $263 billion global meetings industry. They prepare to serve as professionals who organize and orchestrate major happenings such as festivals, weddings, tournaments, conferences, entertainment extravaganzas, and trade shows.
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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 the graduating class of spring 2019 in a series of events on May 9-11.
Students initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron and Kappa Omicron Nu honor societies: Outstanding Iowa State University students studying in human sciences fields were initiated into the Phi Upsilon Omicron and Kappa Omicron Nu honor societies at a ceremony on April 7 in MacKay Auditorium. Kallen Anderson, a Registered Dietitian in ISU Dining who graduated with degrees in dietetics and family and consumer sciences education and studies in 2014, delivered the keynote address at the event. Graduating students also received honor cords. Both Phi Upsilon Omicron and Kappa Omicron Nu focus on leadership, service, and scholarship.
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Assistant professor in apparel, events and hospitality management quoted in The Outline article on shopping and gender identity: Kelly Reddy-Best, assistant professor in apparel, events and hospitality management, was quoted in an article from The Outline titled "Farewell to Payless and its Terrible, No Good, Very Cheap, Occasionally Meaningful Shoes." Reddy-Best discussed how shopping can be stressful for those who identify outside of the gender binary, and how Payless was a store that made shopping comfortable for them.
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The Fashion Show 2019 participants reflect on this year's show in April 17 Iowa State Daily article: Participants and advisers for The Fashion Show 2019 were featured in an April 17 Iowa State Daily article, where they reflected on the highlights and overall success of the show.
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Madeline Kim wins Lora and Russ Talbot Best in Show Scholarship at The Fashion Show 2019: A host of student winners were announced at The Fashion Show 2019 on Saturday night, topped by Madeline Kim whose collection was recognized as Best in Show. See all the winners listed in an Iowa State Daily news article.
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Producers of The Fashion Show featured in April 8 Iowa State Daily article: The four producers of The Fashion Show were featured in an April 8 Iowa State Daily article, which highlighted their roles as individuals and as a team, as well as how their teamwork helped them succeed as producers.
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Fashion Week's "Shopping in Soho" event featured in April 8 Iowa State Daily article: The first event of Fashion Week, Shopping in Soho featured boutique trucks, pop-up shops and pizza out on the lawn of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
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Fashion Week's "Flower Power in Philly" event featured in April 10 Iowa State Daily article: Fashion Week's "Flower Power in Philly" event featured DIY flower bouquet making, Rita's Italian Ice and a photo booth. The event was held as part of Fashion Week, the week of events leading up to The Fashion Show.
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"Vans: Empowering Youth Culture" lecture previewed in April 10 Iowa State Daily article: The lecture, given by members of the Vans team, was held during Fashion Week, the week of events leading up to The Fashion Show, and featured Vans team designers, merchandisers and Iowa State alums who currently work for Vans.
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"Vans: Empowering Youth Culture" lecture featured in April 11 Iowa State Daily article: The Fashion Show and the Committee on Lectures hosted footwear and apparel designer Vans for their lecture "Vans: Empowering Youth Culture" on April 11. The lecture took place during Fashion Week, the week of events leading up to The Fashion Show, where Vans was the guest designer.
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The Fashion Show goes 'Coast to Coast' in April 11 Iowa State Daily article: The Fashion Show was featured in an April 11 Iowa State Daily article, which previewed the event and talked about the significance of its 'From Coast to Coast' theme.
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Photos from The Fashion Show 2019 featured on Iowa State Daily website on April 14: The photos in the Iowa State Daily's gallery featured both student designs and designs from Vans, this year's guest designer.
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Fashion Week events and flash mob featured in April 12 Iowa State Daily article: Fashion Week, the week of events leading up to The Fashion Show, was featured in the Iowa State Daily on April 12. The week closed out with a Vans event and flash mob by DubH.
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The Fashion Show featured in April 14 Iowa State Daily article: The 2019 Fashion Show was featured in an April 14 Iowa State Daily article, which gave a recap of the event and student reactions.
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Iowa State University hospitality management program ranked No. 1 for the money, No. 4 best overall by College Factual: Today's college students are looking for excellence and value in their education — and the hospitality management degree program at Iowa State University has been ranked as the No. 1 best program for the money in College Factual's 2019 rankings. The website also ranks Iowa State's hospitality program as No. 4 best overall, No. 4 best for military veterans, No. 5 best for non-traditional students, No. 23 for most popular, and No. 34 for highest paid graduates.
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Iowa State University event management and hospitality management programs ranked among the nation's best by Study.com: Iowa State University has been ranked No. 23 in the United States for degree programs that prepare students to work in the hospitality and tourism industry, by Study.com. The website reviewed Iowa State' hospitality management and event management programs together when figuring the rankings.
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Tristen Meinders and Joanna Gramer win Human Sciences portion of ISU College-by-College Pitch Off: A business pitch for "My Agent" made by event management seniors Tristen Meinders and Joanna Gramer earned them top honors at the College of Human Sciences pitch-off contest, part of the ISU College-by-College contest offered by the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. Minders and Gramer will represent the College of Human Sciences as contestants in the ISU Innovation Pitch Competition on March 7. Runners-up in the Human Sciences competition were hospitality management junior Jacob Wallace and event management senior Sky Irlmeier who together pitched "The Spectrum," and event management senior Hallie Farrell who pitched her idea for the "Cover Mobile App."
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Mission Inclusion promotes curriculum that examines inclusion, equity, representation

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What Iowa State University faculty and staff learned from the first yearlong "Mission Inclusion" seminar in 2017-18, and how they are going to alter their approaches going forward.

‘We’re creating experiences’: how The Meeting Room prepares event planners for the future

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The Meeting Room, a lab space for event management students, is helping students use the latest technology effectively and confidently in event and meeting settings.
College of Human Sciences on fall 2018 announced:
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Three College of Human Sciences students earn 2019 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

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Three College of Human Sciences students are among the seven students the Iowa State University Alumni Association will recognize with the 2019 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award this spring.