Laura Sternweis
Organizational Advancement

515-294-0775
lsternwe@iastate.edu

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Russ Euken has received the R.K. Bliss Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program.

Donna Donald has received the Award for Distinguished Service in Extension from Iowa State University. This is the highest honor bestowed on an extension professional, recognizing sustained, distinguished performance and educational contributions to Iowa State’s clientele through extension programs.

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families. Lori Hayungs, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests actions parents and caregivers can take to help children cope.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Specialist David Brown has attained the designation of Certified Family Life Educator offered through the National Council on Family Relations.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Specialist Carol Ehlers has been certified as an Accredited Financial Counselor by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education.

Iowa’s child care providers help young children be ready for school and future success. They can better focus on that important task if they aren’t worried about their financial security, says Carolyn Steckelberg, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By creating morning and bedtime routines, parents can harness the enthusiasm and tackle any concerns their children may have about going to school and can prepare them for a positive educational experience, says Kim Brantner, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Overseeding is one way to improve an existing lawn that is in poor condition. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips on how to overseed, what seed to use and how to ensure good germination.

Gary Taylor has been named director for the Community and Economic Development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He has been interim director since 2015. He also will serve as associate director of the Institute for Design Research and Outreach, and director of Design Extension. His appointment begins Aug. 19.

The quality of care that children receive between birth and age five sets the stage for the rest of their lives. With that in mind, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers professional development for child care providers.