Happy Cyber Monday, Cyclone Nation! Here are five things to put on your Cardinal & Gold radar this week:
1) We’d be remiss if we didn’t start with our Cyber Monday offer: $10 off a purchase of $50 or more from the ISU Alumni Collection online. Simply enter code CYMON10 at checkout to get the discount — and remember, ISU Alumni Association members already receive individual discounts on each item in the store. Some of our most popular holiday deals: Our Zoozats Infinity women’s scarves are currently on sale for $10/each, and we’re liquidating our inventory of the discontinued Cat’s Meow collectibles, which you can also now score for only $5/each.
2) This Thursday the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is bringing its fall 2016 Mary Louise Smith Chair to campus as Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine and former editor-in-chief of Working Woman magazine, will present “The Good Girls Revolt: Women, Work and Politics” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Memorial Union Great Hall.
The Smith Chair was established in 1995 to honor Iowa native Mary Louise Smith – the first and only woman to chair the Republican National Committee. The purpose of the chair is to bring nationally known political leaders, scholars, and activists to Iowa State to enrich the experiences of students and educate citizens about the role of women in the political process. Povich is the 29th woman leader to visit Iowa State through the sponsorship of the Smith chair. Past chairs have included such prominent figures as Hillary Clinton, Christine Todd Whitman, Carol Moseley Braun, Mara Liasson, Carly Fiorina, Elizabeth Dole, and the late Gwen Ifill, to name just a few.
3) After Iowa State students staged a walkout Nov. 16 over concerns about the status of undocumented students under the next U.S. presidential administration, Iowa State University issued a pre-Thanksgiving statement on the matter.
“Iowa State University Police do not gather information about the citizenship or immigration status of the people who have interactions with police officers and have no jurisdiction or role in enforcing United States immigration laws,” the statement read, in part. “The university has no plans to change this practice.” Read the full statement here.
4) Yesterday was Selection Sunday — no, not for basketball but for women’s volleyball. The the 11th-straight year, Iowa State has been selected to participate in the NCAA championship under head coach Christy Johnson-Lynch. The Cyclones will take on Purdue Thursday in Columbia, Mo. The first-round first serve is set for 4:30 p.m. at the Hearnes Center; if the Cyclones advance, they will play the winner of No. 15 Missouri/Northern Illinois in a second-round contest on Friday night. Stay tuned to Cyclones.com for ticket and live-streaming info.
5) The ISU Horticulture Club’s poinsettia sale starts Wednesday and continues through Dec. 3. If you’re local, consider giving our students your business as you prepare to trim your home.