Human Sciences Week to showcase careers and celebrate students


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Kayla Johnson, food science major, scoops freshly-made liquid nitrogen ice cream into a cup for people to try. The event was held by the Food Science Club on Oct. 11 in MacKay Hall for Human Sciences Week.

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2019 Human Sciences Week, taking place Monday through Friday, is a way for students to explore future careers in the human sciences field and celebrate their college.

Human Sciences Week is a chance for students in the College of Human Sciences to learn all about the opportunities available through human sciences as well as participate in fun events throughout the week.

The events of the week will include various activities involving dance, food, service, games, speakers, presentations and more. A few popular events include a visit from Kona Ice and Puppies and a community pizza meal with a KURE DJ.

“[Human Sciences Week] is an opportunity for us to showcase the unique programs that our college offers,” said Sarah Wilson, program manager in the Human Sciences Student Services department. “We have a wide variety of programs that really seek to expand human potential.”

Wilson said one of her primary goals for the week is to work on the leadership development aspect with the student leadership team.

Two students part of the leadership team are the Human Sciences Week student co-chairs: Bethany Fingerle, senior in event management, and Abigail Almanza, junior in elementary education.

“So there is a group of students that are co-chaired by [Fingerle] and [Almanza],” Wilson said. “They really spearhead that organization of Human Sciences Week to give students an opportunity to practice these leadership roles and really guide some of the great programming that’s going on in the college.”

Students can attend any of the events and activities throughout the week to interact with their peers and learn about what is happening in the College of Human Sciences.

“We hope that people really do engage with the events and show the students appreciation for all the hard work they have done to put this week on,” Wilson said. “We just hope people come out; we’ve been planning this, we say it’s the idea that we planned a party, we want people to come.”

The full schedule of events and activities of the 2019 Human Sciences Week can be found on the College of Human Sciences website. For more information, Fingerle and Almanza can be contacted at [email protected].