Five Things

Here are five things to put on your Cardinal & Gold radar this week:

Tyler Kingkade

Tyler Kingkade  (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post)

1) Last week, we unveiled our 2016 class of Iowa STATEment Makers, and — as always — the impressive group of young alumni blew us away. This year’s group includes activists who work on behalf of Native Americans, LGBT high school students, STEM education, Sri Lankan women, and women in architecture; journalists who have found careers at the Huffington Post and with the Green Bay Packers; agricultural entrepreneurs, educators, and advocates; a U.S. Court of Appeals clerk; a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing; and even the youngest appointed female CEO in the United States. Read their awesome stories and learn more about them online at


2) In honor of the 125th anniversary of Iowa State’s power plant, the university’s utility services department will host an open house this Thursday, April 21 (1-4 p.m.) at the power plant (616 Beach Rd.). The event includes a 2 p.m. presentation, tours and refreshments.

3) Students in ISU’s American Sign Language program recently traveled to the Iowa School for the Deaf for an immersive experience. It was two days of silence that pushed the hearing students out of their comfort zones and gave them a real taste for what life is like in the Deaf community. Read more and watch a video about this program online.

4) Everyone’s talking about the weather lately. In short: It’s perfection. The latest ISU News Service “Postcard from Campus” video delivers you virtually to campus on a perfect spring day.

5) Today is National Golf Day, and both the Iowa State men’s and women’s golf teams are having strong seasons. Why not celebrate your love of the game — and of ISU — on Golf Day with a purchase from the Veenker Memorial Pro Shop or the Alumni Collection golf department.


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