Happy Monday! Here are five things to put on your Cardinal & Gold radar this week:
1) IT IS HOMECOMING WEEK! With the return of the ISU Homecoming parade yesterday on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in downtown Ames, we’re off and running with Homecoming 2016: Leave Your LegaCY events. Get all the scoop about what’s going on here. And don’t forget to register by Wednesday if you want to join us for a Hickory Park buffet bright and early Saturday before the Cyclones take down Kansas State at Jack Trice Stadium. You can get extra fired up for a victory by attending our Friday events at the ISU Alumni Center, culminating with the annual pep rally. More details below:
Homecoming Celebration & Pep Rally, ISU Alumni Center
5-9 p.m., ISU Alumni Center
Sponsored by Barefoot Campus Outfitter
- Food for purchase (walking tacos and Insomnia cookie); FREE with 2016 Homecoming button (buttons will be sold that night) or $5
- Cash bar
- Pep rally (7 p.m. start time) featuring the marching band and spirit squad, coaches, student-athletes, Yell-Like-Hell finals, and Cardinal Court
- Apple cider and commemorative mugs for sale
- ISU merchandise for sale
- Silent auction (2nd floor, ISU Alumni Center); all proceeds support the Cardinal Court scholarships
- Kid-friendly activities (inflatables and professional face painters)
2) In case you missed it, last week two ISU faculty members were inducted into the National Academy of Medicine: Alicia Carriquiry and James Roth. The national profile of the ISU faculty continues to rise — talk about a point of pride during Homecoming 2016!
3) Twin Cities Cyclones: We’re coming your way Nov. 9! Register by Nov. 2 for “Celebrate State” at Surly Brewing Co.
4) Football may have had an off weekend, but there was nothing “off” about the weekend enjoyed by the Cyclone futbol squad. The Iowa State women’s soccer team took down No. 24 Baylor 1-0 in overtime Friday night in Waco and capped off the weekend with another 1-0 win, at UNI, Sunday afternoon. The Cyclones are now 10-6-1 overall; they close out the regular season Friday night at Kansas and then head to the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City Nov. 2.
5) What’s that? Did you say you wanted a video of Georges Niang dancing in a Ninja Turtles costume? Got ya covered.