Here are five things to put on your Cardinal & Gold radar this week:
1) Last week Team PrISUm unveiled its 2016 solar car, and with improved systems it hopes to repeat as Formula Sun Grand Prix champions. But what had the campus buzzing during the unveiling wasn’t as much about this year’s car, but about next year’s — the team is planning to create a four-person, street legal solar car that will cost twice as much to manufacture and will travel to Australia to compete in 2017.
2) An Iowa State senior who was previously honored as the ISU Student Employee of the Year has been named the “National Student Employee of the Year,” beating out 3,000 other nominations and becoming the first Iowan ever to receive the award. Wonderlich, a senior in child, adult, and family services from Ollie, Iowa, has served as the global citizenship intern with the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program as part of Iowa State’s Extension and Outreach since September 2014.
3) Last week, local and national media reports revealed the details of a lawsuit filed April 15 by former Iowa State women’s basketball player Nikki Moody against head coach Bill Fennelly, the university, and the state for racial discrimination. ISU released a statement April 18, saying it “takes issue with the allegations and looks forward to responding in full to the lawsuit as the legal process proceeds.” Expect to hear much more about the case throughout the summer.
4) Planning a spring party, picnic, Mother’s Day, birthday, or graduation celebration? If you need help with anything from menu planning to food safety, don’t forget about ISU Extension Answer Line.
Really! They want to help you!
5) As April winds to a close this week, don’t forget about Cy’s Days of Service! Complete a project and/or log your hours on our website. We can’t wait to see the numbers, stories, and photos behind how Iowa Staters are making a difference in their communities this year.