Tina Coffelt, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of communication studies and English, says one-third of employers surveyed identified strong verbal skills more than written, visual or electronic communication skills. The results do not diminish the need for these other skills, but more likely reflect usage.
Schmaltz (political science, ’17) is the president of the Political Science Honor Society, an undergraduate research assistant, and a teaching assistant. Looking back at her first year of college, she describes her freshman self as shy and afraid to take the first step toward her goals.
Nearly 30 years of data collected on painted turtles in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa, show that females suffer a steep dip in fertility before the end of their lives, a finding that flies in the face of what scientists have believed about turtles and aging.
Through its extensive outreach programs, the Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University makes it easy for elementary, middle, and high school students to think creatively about math problems while having fun.
This spring, the Board of Regents approved to establish a new Bachelor of Arts Program in Criminal Justice in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program will transition from an interdisciplinary studies major to a standalone program that will enhance the visibility of the program.