Here are five things to put on your Cardinal & Gold radar this week:
1) A retirement reception is being held this Friday (4-7 p.m.) at the Scheman Building in honor of Warren Madden, a university stalwart who is retiring from Iowa State after 50 years of service. Read some of Madden’s career reflections on the university homepage, and watch for more coverage in our upcoming summer issue of VISIONS.
2) ISU football coach Matt Campbell must have found a website with a wide selection of thunderstorm GIFs, because he was using a lot of them this weekend on Twitter to announce two big football commitments. #SoundstheSirens
3) In other Cyclone sports-related news, the popular YMCA Capital City Summer League for men’s basketball is officially underway — and Cyclone guard Naz Mitrou-Long is starting to show signs that he’s recovering quite nicely from the hip injury that forced him to redshirt last season. Mitrou-Long broke the league’s single-game scoring record yesterday when he poured in a “nazty” 72 points in a game yesterday at Valley Southwoods High School. Cap City League games are free and open to the public.
4) This week is a good one to do some online learning, as the ISUAA is offering a free online “Bringing You ISU” presentation about the ISU StartUp Factory tomorrow (noon CT) and a free webinar on behavioral finance Wednesday (noon CT) — register now for either or both opportunities. Please note that the latter presentation will NOT be archived, so you must attend live to participate.
5) June 20 is National Ice Cream Soda Day (a celebration we can all get behind). Here’s an ISU Archives photo of the soda fountain in Friley Hall in 1951, from the ISU Special Collections and University Archives’ awesome Flickr page: