Award-winning Iowa State research, outreach poised to combat opioid misuse, other health challenges

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.

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.

ISU alum will premiere and discuss her new documentary on campus March 27

vanessa-mcnealVanessa McNeal, a 2015 Iowa State alumna in child, adult, and family services, will on Monday, March 27 premier her third film on campus. ”The Voiceless” features stories of five men who have experienced sexual violence. The event comes in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.



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Iowa State University shifts focus to children in domestic violence cases

Leah Kinnaird, an Iowa State University human service specialist and domestic violence response coordinator, shows some of the Safe and Together materials used in training Iowa’s child welfare professionals. Photo by Shannon Stump.

An Iowa State University initiative is making a difference for thousands of domestic violence cases across the state by placing the focus on children's safety and needs.

The Child Welfare Research and Training Project in human development and family studies partners with David Mandel and Associates, a child welfare consulting group, to deliver the Safe and Together Program to all child welfare professionals in Iowa. The work is funded by the Iowa Department of Human Services. Development of this initiative is a contractual partnership between the Iowa State University Child Welfare Research and Training Project and the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Technology-rich classroom named for Terry Peterson Denny

A high-tech classroom for Iowa State University teacher education students now pays tribute to an alumna who coached countless children to overcome their learning disabilities.

The new Terry Peterson Denny Classroom in Lagomarcino Hall is designed to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for students exploring teaching methods that improve literacy.

Assistant professor receives patent for method of inhibiting tumors

Melha Mellata, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition, received a patent for a new method she invented for inhibiting tumors and improving safety of live vaccines. 

Iowa State event management students tackle industry issues

As Iowa State University’s event management program continues to grow, students in that major are tackling tough industry topics such ethical behavior during business trips.

New regulations for producers will benefit consumers, say Iowa State food safety experts

Food safety experts at Iowa State University are taking a lead role to help producers in Iowa and the Midwest comply with new federal regulations to guarantee the food we eat is safe.