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School of Education Has New Extension and Outreach Specialist
(Posted on 9/16/2014)
Constance Beecher joins Iowa State University as an extension and outreach specialist in the School of Education. This position, created through the President’s High Impact Hires Initiative, will help enhance education in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.
Science of Parenting: ‘I Can’t Decide’
(Posted on 9/8/2014)
From the preschooler who can’t decide what to eat, to the high school student who can’t decide what to wear, sometimes children have a hard time making decisions. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists offer suggestions on how parents can help in the Science of Parenting blog.
Science of Parenting: Who Needs a Cell Phone?
(Posted on 8/7/2014)
Today a new cell phone often is at the top of the back-to-school list, but do kids really need cell phones? Family life specialists discuss the issue this month in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 
ISU Extension and Outreach Publications Examine Retirement Issues
(Posted on 7/21/2014)
The "Retirement: Secure Your Future" series is now available for free download from the ISU Extension and Outreach online store. 
Set Up System to Prevent Tragic Heatstroke Accidents
(Posted on 7/8/2014)
Every year children die from being left in hot cars, but this tragedy can be prevented. Parents and caregivers need to set up a system that reduces the risk, says Malisa Rader, an ISU Extension and Outreach family life program specialist.
 
Science of Parenting: Dealing with Peer Pressure
(Posted on 7/2/2014)
Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond? Family life specialists offer suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  
Ames, Iowa State University Host National Junior Disability Championships July 5-12
(Posted on 7/2/2014)
The National Junior Disability Championships will bring approximately 200 participants and more than 200 coaches, staff, officials and families from across the country to central Iowa July 5-12.
Iowa State Researchers Find Relationship between Food Insecurity and Depression
(Posted on 6/17/2014)
A new study by Iowa State University professor and extension specialist Kim Greder and an ISU student links food insecurity and maternal depression in rural America.
Dubuque County Offers Computer Literacy Classes to Older Adults
(Posted on 6/13/2014)
Dubuque County Extension is partnering with Loras College to provide computer literacy training to older citizens as a part of the Mid-Life and Beyond Program.
Des Moines County Extension Receives Proclamation Honoring 100th Anniversary
(Posted on 6/3/2014)
An official proclamation was signed this spring, honoring the 100th anniversary of Des Moines County Extension. Extension Council Chair Tara Abel received the proclamation from Burlington Mayor Shane McCampbell and Des Moines County Supervisors Tom Broeker and Jim Cary.

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