Good morning, #CyclonesEverywhere! Here are five things to put on your Cardinal & Gold radar this week:
1) In case you missed it, the Alumni Association launched a new website and a new rallying cry last week, focused on our mission to tell the stories of and provide connections for Cyclones everywhere. Find out more at www.cycloneseverywhere.com or use the hashtag #CyclonesEverywhere.
2) Speaking of hashtags, you might have to juggle your #CyclonesEverywhere this week with your #HiltonSouth, as the Cyclone men’s basketball team heads to Kansas City for the annual Big 12 tournament. We’ll be attempting to keep you apprised of the latest fan information on our website at www.isualum.org/big12, so check back often for the latest on spirit rallies on the main Power & Light District stage and other activities for Cyclones.
The week of festivities in KC actually starts Tuesday with our “Celebrate State” mixer at Union Horse Distilling Co., and continues Wednesday with the ISU Alumni of Kansas City’s tourney kickoff party at Kelly’s Westport Inn. And that’s all before the Cyclones even pick up a basketball. The Cyclones will go for yet another win over Oklahoma State Thursday morning at the Sprint Center, and the Alumni Association and athletics department will be on hand for the pregame fire-up starting at 9:40 a.m.
See you in Kansas City!
3) Tonight, as Women’s History Month kicks into high gear, Iowa State plays host to its Women’s Leadership Lecture featuring veteran NASA astronaut Kathryn Thornton. The free, public lecture starts at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room.
4) Iowa Public Radio recently did a story on Iowa State’s efforts to shift the agriculture workforce and ag education to better reflect the nation’s demographics and diverse approaches to farming.
“When I started doing this a long time ago there was some people who weren’t happy that we were recruiting people that didn’t think like them into agriculture,” agronomy department chair Kendall Lamkey told IPR. “But in the end, that that’s how all fields move forward, is bringing in people who don’t think like we do.” Listen to the full story online.
5) You are likely already aware that it’s Women’s History Month and maybe also that it’s National Frozen Food Month — but did you also know it’s National Peanut Month? Celebrate by boning up on Iowa State alum George Washington Carver’s 300+ uses for this month’s legume of honor.
Have a great week! Go, Cyclones!