Kinesiology (KIN)

Tuesday’s Creations dance outreach program to host Earth Day event for area children

A young girl twirls, aided by the gentle hand of her teacher. Dad looks on, pleased with his little pride and joy.

For Janice Baker, an assistant professor in kinesiology and director of the Tuesday’s Creations creative dance class, the scene is a common occurrence.

The class is one of many dance outreach programs offered by the Department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University. This Friday at 5:15 p.m., the class will hold a free Earth Day outreach event for children age four and up in the Forker Building’s Betty Toman Dance Theatre (room 196). Through the art of barefoot dance, children will explore the ways they can move their bodies and create with movement. They’ll also learn dances from around the world.

Human development and family studies students use virtual reality to measure stress response

Students in an Iowa State University human development and family studies course are venturing into virtual reality to intensify scientific inquiry.

When Elizabeth “Birdie” Shirtcliff challenged her HDFS 640/440X Biomarkers of the Family class – a mix of undergraduate and graduate students – to create a situation that would trigger a stress response, they created a computer simulation.

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.

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.

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

Schools are taking a proactive approach to get students to move more and improve their eating habits. But it takes a team effort at both school and home to make a difference, said Greg Welk, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.

Iowa State athletic trainers mark 45 years at state wrestling tournament

As student-athletes take on their opponents at this year’s state high school wrestling tournament, they’ll have the support of Iowa State University athletic training majors — a relationship that this weekend marks its 45th year.

Murdoch representing US this week in men’s hockey

When the U.S. Men’s National University Team competes this week in the 2017 Winter World University Games, assistant kinesiology professor Alan Murdoch will have a bird’s-eye view — observing the action and recording player stats from the press box as the team’s general manager.

Hilton Chair Lectures continue this week with spring 2017 series

The 2016-2017 Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair Lecture Series — “Move for Life: The Health Benefits of Exercise Across the Lifespan” — will this week launch its spring 2017 lectures.

Study suggests gym membership to improve health, exercise

If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of Iowa State University researchers.