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Loan or donate clothing from the LGBTQIA+ community for spring exhibit at Textiles and Clothing Museum: Kelly Reddy-Best, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, is seeking loans of clothing from the LGBTQIA+ community for a spring 2018 exhibit in Iowa State's Textiles and Clothing Museum. She is also seeking donations for the museum's permanent collection. Currently, the museum does not have representation from the LGBTQIA+ community, and Reddy-Best would like to change this. She is seeking donations or loans of garments, accessories, and shoes from those who live in Iowa and identify in the LGBTQIA+ community. More».
For more information, contact Kelly Reddy-Best in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9919 or

Enter an ice cream concept in the ISU Signature Ice Cream Contest: All Iowa State students are invited to enter the ISU Signature Ice Cream Contest. Students are asked to create ice cream formulations/recipes that will be owned and produced by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and featured at ISU special events. Contest sponsors include the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, ISU Dining, and Wells Enterprises, Inc. Entries must be transmitted and received by midnight on November 15, 2017 to Stephanie Clark at For official rules and eligibility, visit More».
For more information, contact Stephanie Clark in food science and human nutrition at 515-294-7346 or

Make a reservation for one of three Fine Dining Dinners: Join hospitality and event management students as they prepare a unique meal for the guests of the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom. "Ciao ISU — Taste of Italy" will be held Oct. 25, "College Classics, Reinvented" will take place on Nov. 1, and "Julia Child Favorites" will be held Nov. 15. The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom is located at 0023 MacKay Hall. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the first course will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $35 with wine and beer, or $30 without. Reservations must be made in advance. See the "more" tab for the contact for each dinner. Please let the contact know of any dietary restrictions you may have when making reservations. Payment methods accepted are cash, check, credit, debit, or ISU card (no meal plans). More».
For more information, contact Lakshman Rajagopal at 515-294-9740 or

Attend presentations by visiting scholars from India about luxury branding and Indian consumers: Two visiting faculty members from India's National Institute of Fashion Technology will speak at two public presentations this week in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, and Design. Sushil Raturi from Mumbai will give a presentation on consumer buying behavior and branding in India from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 0001 MacKay Hall. Siewspah Buhroy from Shillong will discuss management of luxury brands during his presentation from 3:10 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at 0001 MacKay Hall. Raturi's and Buhroy's visit is supported by a United States-India Educational Foundation grant. They are visiting Iowa State from Sept. 10 to 25. More».
For more information, contact Ann Marie Fiore in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9303 or

RSVP now for alumni tailgate breakfasts in Des Moines on Sept. 29, Oct. 20, and Nov. 3: Throughout the 2017 football season, alumni from the College of Human Sciences are invited to attend three alumni tailgate events at various locations in the Des Moines area. On Sept. 29, an alumni tailgate breakfast will take place at the Meredith Corporation Showcase Kitchen. On Oct. 20, a second alumni tailgate breakfast will take place at the Hy-Vee Club Room in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Nov. 3, an alumni tailgate lunch will take place at the State Capitol Building. All CHS alumni are welcome to attend. RSVP to More».
For more information, contact Dynette Mosher at 515-294-2820 or

Give blood Oct. 2 to 5 at the ISU Blood Drive: Iowa State students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to donate or volunteer at the Iowa State University Blood Drive, Oct. 2 to 5 in the Great Hall of Memorial Union. This semester, the theme is, "Why do you donate?" Kathrine Groh, a sophomore in kinesiology and health, is on the On Campus Committee for the ISU Blood Drive. She says thousands of people are in need of blood and encourages students, faculty, and staff, to participate in the drive. More».
For more information, contact Kathrine Groh in kinesiology at

Attend College of Human Sciences strategic planning meeting: All College of Human Sciences faculty and staff are invited to attend one of two College Strategic Planning Meetings from 2 to 3 p.m. on either Sept. 27 or 28 in room 0331 of the Palmer Building. The meeting, hosted by the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, will discuss the college's roadmap for 2017-2022.
For more information, contact Lorenzo Baber or Birdie Shirtcliff at 515-294-8374 or 515-294-3677 or;

Apply by Oct. 15 for a Helen LeBaron Hilton Grant: The Helen LeBaron Hilton Fund aims to recognize and promote themes of educational adaptivity, professional competence, civic and community service, leadership, and balanced quality of life. The Helen LeBaron Hilton Grant may fund up to $2,500 per project, which must be geared toward serving the needs and interests of a wide variety of audiences, participants, and recipients to be considered. Human Sciences Extension and Outreach program specialists are encouraged to apply for the Helen LeBaron Hilton Grant, as well as students, faculty, and staff in the Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Human Development and Family Studies, and Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management. Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 15. More».
For more information, contact Cynthia Fletcher at 515-294-8521 or

Submit poster abstract by Oct. 9 for the Norman Borlaug Lecture Poster Competition: The 16th annual Norman Borlaug Lecture Poster Competition for graduate and undergraduate students will accept abstract submissions until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 9. Students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts that pertain to the topic of world food issues. Students will be notified by Oct. 13 if they are a finalist, and finalists will present their posters on Oct. 16 at the Great Hall in the Memorial Union. Poster competition finalists have the opportunity to win prizes of $75, $150, or $200, made possible by funds provided by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. More».
For more information, contact Whitney Sager at

Donate your unique items and services to the CHS United Way Auction: The College of Human Sciences needs your help for this year's CHS United Way Auction, to be held Sept. 29 to Oct. 6. The college is looking for donations of unique, one-of-a-kind items and services to raise money for United Way. If you have a talent, skill, or service that you are willing to donate or if you know someone that could offer a great item or service for bid, please contact Theresa Boettcher at Examples of auction items from last year include ISU balls signed by coaches and teams, jewelry, dance lessons, photo sessions, baked goods, a wine basket, ISU men's basketball tickets, ISU football tickets, information technology services, a massage package, knitted/crocheted items, a weekend getaway, and enrollment to a summer youth fitness program. The college online auction raised more than $2,600 for United Way last year and hopes for even bigger success this year. Overall, the college this year aims to raise $22,500 for United Way as part of the university's goal to raise $415,000. Thanks in advance for your creative generosity. More».
For more information, contact Theresa Boettcher in administration at

Invite S.H.O.P. student leaders into classrooms to talk food insecurity: Student leaders of the S.H.O.P. (Students Helping Our Peers), an on-campus food pantry, are available to speak to orientation/introduction courses. Faculty interested in a five-minute presentation about hunger and food insecurity may contact the S.H.O.P. to schedule a time. More».
For more information, contact Sarah Snavely, S.H.O.P. inventory manager in food science and human nutrition at

Apply by Oct. 2 for CHS Site Visit Program Grant: Faculty and staff members interested in leading a study abroad program must complete a site visit as part of the program development process, and the CHS International Programs Committee offers the Site Visit Grant Program to assist potential leaders with fulfilling this requirement. Two grants of up to $3,000 are available for the 2017-2018 application cycle. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on October 2, 2017, and funding for successful proposals must be expended by June 30, 2018. Recipients will be notified around Nov. 1, 2017. More».
For more information, contact Erin French International Programs at 515-294-7153 or

Buy AESHM cherry pies for $2 each at STEM Fest on Sept. 16: Students in apparel, events, and hospitality management led by senior lecturer John Kramer will be selling AESHM cherry pies at STEM Fest, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 in front of ABE's Harvest Café, 1340 Elings Hall, in the Biorenewables Complex. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund. The ISU Dairy Science Club will also be providing its homemade ice cream. STEM Fest, sponsored by the Program for Women in Science and Engineering, is free and open to the public. The one-day event aims to teach people of all ages about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on activities provided by campus departments, students organizations, and companies. Activities include robotics, Wildlife Care Clinic, simulated calf birth, virtual reality, tractors, Insect Zoo, and 3-D printing. More».
For more information, contact John Kramer in apparel, events, and hospitality management at 515-294-9945 or

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