Here are five things to put on your Cardinal & Gold radar this week:
1) To say it was a successful weekend for Iowa State athletics might be understating things. First-year head football coach Matt Campbell got his first Big 12 win on the road at Kansas, Iowa State’s men’s and women’s cross country teams BOTH qualified for the national championships — one of just 14 schools nationally to do so, the Iowa State volleyball team upset No. 5 Texas in Hilton Coliseum, and the men’s and women’s basketball regular season kicked off with wins.
2) If you want to tailgate at the ISU Alumni Center for either of ISU’s last two home football games, you are welcome to join us at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 26 for food, fun, and friends. Please note, however, that if you want to eat the full catered buffet meal at either or both events, you must register online by this Wednesday, Nov. 16. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, reservations for both tailgates are due this week — so be sure to make your plans now.
3) University officials have spent the last week addressing concerns by Iowa State students who say they have been threatened, intimidated, or harassed in the wake of last Tuesday’s highly divisive presidential election. ISU President Steven Leath released a video last week condemning all racism and bigotry on campus, but issues have persisted. Last week ISU community members held peaceful protests on campus.
4) Thanksgiving is next week. Get all the meal preparation tips you may need from ISU Extension — or call Answer Line next Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday morning for more assistance with your Thanksgiving meal!
5) Speaking of Thanksgiving, the Iowa State men’s basketball team is spending that holiday in Orlando as a participant in the Advocare Invitational tournament. Are you following the Cyclones to the tourney? If so, join us for a pre-tourney Turkey Day spirit rally. Register to attend by Nov. 23 and you could win an autographed Steve Prohm basketball.