Here are five things to put on your Cyclone radar this week:
1) On Friday night, students from ISU’s apparel, events, and hospitality management program held a “trashion show” at North Grand Mall. The event was designed to showcase sustainable student creativity by asking designers to create clothing from recycled materials. In honor of Earth Month, proceeds from the event were donated to the Audubon Society to support clean water projects in central Iowa.
2) Also on Friday night was the Student Alumni Leadership Council’s fifth annual “Nearly Naked Mile,” which saw students strip off excess layers of clothing, donate them to charity, and take a run around campus to celebrate spring…and giving to a good cause. Watch for more photos from this event to be posted on our Facebook page in the coming days. They’re always ridiculous.
3) Last week the ISU Foundation launched a new social media campaign aimed at sharing how ISU students dream of making a difference. Watch the introductory video here, and watch for the hashtag #ISUDifference on Twitter, where students are currently being encouraged to share what they hope to someday do to make a difference in the world. We’re also using #ISUDifference on our Twitter feed to show how alumni, students, and friends have been making a difference through participation in Cy’s Days of Service projects. There’s still time to submit your project. In fact, please do!
4) After the abrupt cancellation of its Stars Over Veishea production of Into the Woods earlier this month, the ISU theatre department is regrouping and gearing up for its final show of the school year — My Grandparents in the War, which opens Thursday at Fisher Theater.
5) The Iowa State men’s and women’s golf teams both finished fourth at their respective Big 12 championships last weekend, with men’s golfer Sam Daley earning runner-up medalist honors with an impressive 286 (72-74-69-71). Daley was one of three Cyclones who placed in the top 10. The women’s team had two golfers finish in the top 10. The highly-ranked women’s team had already locked up a spot in the NCAA regionals going into the conference meet, but the men’s team may very well have punched an otherwise unavailable ticket with its performance in Texas.