College of Human Sciences

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This Is For Me by Paulina

28 Apr 2021 11:54 AM

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Multicultural Vision Program scholars were asked to reflect on their first year at Iowa State in a creative way. Paulina discusses their experiences as a first-year student in Apparel Merchandising and Design and how Paulina channeled the experiences into a dress entered in the 2021 Fashion Show. See her reflection below. You can enable closed caption as needed.


In My Words     MVP, College of Human Sciences, Latinx

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Happiness is Not Success

08 Oct 2019 11:45 AM

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Participating in the Academic Program of Excellence (APEX) prepared me for college in a way I didn’t expect. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provided a select number of students seeking to advance in their college careers free tuition, room and board for a summer semester. In addition to classes like Psychology and English, my cohort took an APEX class that taught about social justice issues and transitioning into college as a diverse student.

In My Words     College of Human Sciences, Latinx, APEX

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Exploring the UAE by Rebecca

05 Mar 2019 3:27 PM

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While most were enjoying the long winter break we had last semester I was also enjoying mine but in another country, Dubai! On December 28th, I left from Chicago on my first plane ride ever to Dubai! After a 13-hour flight, I had made it to the start of my adventure. Stepping out into the warm 80-degree weather in the middle of winter was something I would have never thought I would experience but was so happy I did.

Adventure     Study Abroad, College of Human Sciences

Child at chalkboard (text) "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Introducing ISU Leaders in Education and Diversity (ILEAD)

18 Jan 2018 2:43 PM

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ISU Leaders in Education and Diversity is an education organization founded for preservice teachers or any other individuals who are interested in social justice issues in education.

Club Spotlight     College of Human Sciences, School of Education

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Graduate Reflection by Natalie

12 Dec 2017 11:44 AM

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My time at Iowa State University was truly an adventure and I could not have done it without the support of family and friends.

In My Words     graduation, first-generation, Latinx, College of Human Sciences

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Meet Rachael Blansett

04 Dec 2017 3:56 PM

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Meet Rachael Blansett! Rachael is the Multicultural Programs Graduate Assistant in the College of Human Sciences. She is currently in her second year studying Student Affairs in Higher Education Administration, and her hometown is Detroit, Michigan. Rachel is also a thriving student activist, who works toward the goal of liberating marginalized groups in our communities.

Staff/Faculty Interview     College of Human Sciences

"I think the McNair program is doing more than simply providing me with tools for success, it is harboring a community" by Jose Amaya

Coming Soon: Dr. Amaya. How the McNair Program is Preparing Me for a Ph.D.

17 Oct 2017 4:41 PM

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The McNair Program is one of the eight federally funded TRIO programs that prepares first-generation and underrepresented students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Esteemed for its success and objectives, program participants grow their scholarly abilities through the following: research learning and practice

Leadership Callout     Research, College of Human Sciences, McNair

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Meet Carmen Flagge

28 Sep 2017 11:36 AM


Let's all welcome Carmen Flagge! Carmen works for the College of Human Sciences Student services as a Multicultural Liason Officer. Carmen considers home her family, no matter where she is, if they are with her, she's all good. Carmen Flagge has been at ISU for an amazing 21 years! Some of those as a student but most of her years as a staff person. You can go visit Carmen in 131 Mackay Hall.

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Staff/Faculty Interview     College of Human Sciences, Cynthia

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Friends, Food, and Guidance – Being a Connect Four Mentor by Sergio Torres

18 Sep 2017 1:32 PM

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Being a Peer Mentor for Connect Four allows students of different races and ethnic backgrounds to work with one another and achieve great things such as holding leadership positions, a 4.0 GPA, and overall, success.

Leadership Callout     College of Human Sciences, Mentor