Five Things

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

1) We at the Alumni Association are continuing to celebrate Cyclones Everywhere with stories, events, and more. Be sure to visit our new Cyclones Everywhere website if you haven’t already. And if you want to know more about what “Cyclones Everywhere” is all about, be sure to check out our new video:

Share your own story by using the hashtag #CyclonesEverywhere or contact us directly at (877) 478-2586 or

2) Last Friday the Alumni Association and ISU Foundation teamed up to present their annual Distinguished Awards to alumni and friends. If you missed the opportunity to see these tremendous individuals honored in person, you can always catch the replay. Congratulations to 2017 honorees Susan Carlson, Larry Ebbers, W. Eugene Lloyd, Lora and Russ Talbot, Roy and Bobbi Reiman, Richard and Joan Stark, Steven T. Schuler, Danfoss Power Solutions, and William Hoefle.

Debbie Bergstrom, who was slated to receive the Honorary Alumni Award from the ISUAA, was unable to attend due to a family illness. She will now receive her award next April at the 2018 Distinguished Awards Celebration.


3) A boost to Iowa State’s already-impressive art collection is the latest big announcement coming out of Forever True, for Iowa State — the university’s $1.1 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. Fifteen Sculptures and 14 drawings by American artist Manuel Neri have been given to Iowa State from the Manuel Neri Trust of Benicia, Calif., with a total overall value of $1,275,000.

4) More hiring at the Alumni Association: Our digital communication specialist position was closed for applications last week, but now we have two new active job postings: Alumni Center Program Assistant and Assistant Director for Constituent Engagement and SALC advisor. Apply by April 21 and 23, respectively.

5) From the “Hey! She went to Iowa State!” file: Bloomberg News White House correspondent Jennifer Jacobs, the journalist credited with breaking last week’s news that presidential advisor Steve Bannon was being removed from the principals committee of the National Security Council, was all over the television and radio news programs late last week and over the weekend talking about the story. The 1993 ISU English graduate is a former Des Moines Register reporter.


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