Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM)

Iowa State University taps Eulanda Sanders to lead apparel, events, and hospitality management

Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing at Iowa State University, has been named chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2017.

Winning garments take those who wear them on a journey

An Iowa State University student whose fashion designs are inspired by traveling overseas to Spain, Morocco, and the Sahara desert — and who wanted others to also experience that journey — took the top prize at the The Fashion Show 2017.

KCCI features ISU alumna Vanessa McNeal and her documentary “The Voiceless”

Vanessa McNeal, a graduate of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was featured in a KCCI TV segment about her documentary, "The Voiceless," which covers the seldom-discussed topic of male sexual violence. Her aim with this documentary is to create a more open dialogue surrounding the issue. McNeal screened "The Voiceless" to Iowa State students on March 27. More>>.

Consumer reviews reveal positive experience in renting formal dresses

As an alternative to spending hundreds of dollars on a prom dress for one night, more and more online retailers are offering formal dress rentals as an attractive and often more affordable option.

And judging from online reviews, consumers are embracing the rental experience for prom, charity balls and other formal occasions, said Ellen McKinney, an assistant professor of apparel, merchandising and design at Iowa State University. McKinney and co-author Eonyou Shin, an ISU Ph.D. graduate, analyzed hundreds of reviews from Rent the Runway, an online clothing rental site, to better understand consumers’ motivation to rent. Their work was published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

College devotes more than $200,000 to help unpaid interns and student teachers

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences has awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships over the past two years to assist students gaining work experience through unpaid internships and student teaching experiences.

Iowa State designer features curves with confidence

Joris “JoJo” Montijo wants other plus-sized women to have the same confidence that she does — whether they’re walking down the runway or going about their everyday lives.

“That’s the main thing you need for everything in life,” she said.

Montijo, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design who grew up in Puerto Rico, is among dozens of student designers whose work will light up The Fashion Show 2017 at Iowa State University.

College of Human Sciences students gain workplace readiness skills at etiquette dinner

Human Sciences students are making strides in their career preparation that would make etiquette expert Emily Post proud.

More than 50 students participated Thursday in an etiquette dinner, a collaboration between the college’s career services office and the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Student guests represented every College of Human Sciences department and school.

Human sciences students spend their spring break serving others

Sixteen College of Human Sciences students were among 59 from Iowa State University who spent their spring break doing service projects aimed at helping those in need.

The Fashion Show receives its largest endowment

A $100,000 gift from Ana Hays McCracken, a 1984 Iowa State University graduate in fashion merchandising, is the largest endowment received to date by The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.

The Ana Hays McCracken Fashion Show Producers Scholarship will provide monetary awards to each of The Fashion Show producers who lead one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation.

Service learning expands to making shorts for South African boys

Iowa State University students in an introductory apparel construction class are using their newly learned skills to make shorts for boys in South Africa.