Five Things

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


1) Last week the university released the results of its official head count, and ISU has done it again: broken an enrollment record. The university’s official fall 2016 enrollment of 36,660 is an increase of nearly 1.9 percent (659) over the previous record of 36,001 in fall 2015. Learn more and see the numbers breakdown here.

2) Let’s do a quick Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series scoreboard check and then move on from that topic:


The Cyclones did earn a sweep on the volleyball court Friday night in Ames, but the other two contests didn’t go so well for ISU. Cross country is up next on Nov. 11.

3) The ISU Alumni Association and ISU Extension and Outreach have a really interesting event coming up this Friday in Clay County, Iowa. Researchers at Iowa State have identified more than 1,200 land parcels in northwest Iowa as land grant parcels allowed by the Morrill Act of 1862. ISU Extension and Outreach has gathered the data, plotted it on a map, and started contacting owners to validate that the land has ties to the start of Iowa State University. A special event at the Clay County Fairgrounds will engage those Iowa landowners who are so uniquely part of the Iowa State story!

4) Two interesting lectures are on the docket for this evening on campus: At 7 p.m. University of Wisconsin professor Ahna Skop will speak on the topic “Too Creative for Science?“, and at 8 p.m. Forbes media chairman Steve Forbes will be on campus to address the issue of “How Capitalism Will Save Us.”


5) Congratulations to Iowa State student Kelly Koch (Miss Iowa 2016) on her top-10 finish in last night’s Miss America pageant.

Have a great week, #cyclONEnation!

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