AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University will mark the founding of the College of Human Sciences with a ceremonial ribbon-tying event at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, on Osborn Drive between MacKay Hall and Lagomarcino Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The event recognizes the combination of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the College of Education into the new college. Iowa State combined the two colleges to promote teaching and research synergies.
"This is an exciting and historic moment for Iowa State and the new College of Human Sciences," said Susan Carlson, associate provost. "We felt it was fitting to have this very public celebration with the faculty, staff, alumni, and students who worked together to shape and define the College of Human Sciences."
Speaking at the event will be President Gregory Geoffroy, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Benjamin Allen, new College of Human Sciences Dean Cheryl Achterberg, and Caroline Seward, incoming student president of the College of Human Sciences Council.
Following the presentation, faculty, staff, students and visitors will be invited to form a human chain and pass a ceremonial ribbon from both halls to be tied in the middle of Osborn Drive. MacKay Hall is the former administrative home for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and Lagomarcino Hall is the former administrative hub for the College of Education.
For more information on Iowa State's College of Human Sciences, visit http://www.hs.iastate.edu/.