Issue: Veishea Ag Sampler

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C O N T E N T S

-- A VEISHEA AG SAMPLER

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Here is a sampler of Veishea activities involving agricultural clubs and groups, starting today (April 16) and through the weekend.

PAINT YOUR FACE AT PSA CLUB BOOTH

The Public Service and Administration in Agriculture Club will have a face-painting booth on central campus (in the 5 Big Top tent), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. There’ll be a dozen designs from which to choose.

CANDY CONFLAGRATION RETURNS TO BBMB DISPLAY

For its open house, the Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Club will perform experiments that have proven popular with Veishea visitors in the past. One is "Howling Gummi Bears," in which the ursine candies are tossed into potassium chlorate, causing them to squeal and shoot off neon-pink flames. (The experiment demonstrates the release of energy from glucose, and that human bodies extract energy from glucose in similar, but more controlled, ways.) The club also will make "Glime," a gooey glue and borax mixture that is an example of a polymer. A new experiment, "The Cow’s Moo," will compare fat concentrations between skim and whole milk using food colorings and dishwashing soap. The open house will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Molecular Biology atrium and a nearby teaching lab.

MANRRS TO HIGHLIGHT CARVER’S LIFE

The ISU chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) will host an open house on Saturday in front of Curtiss Hall. The display will highlight the life of George Washington Carver. Visitors can make crayon rubbings of Carver’s portrait at the display.

CHAINSAW CARVING, SEEDLINGS AT FORESTRY SITE

On Saturday the Forestry Club will feature chain-saw carving and other educational demonstrations at its site on central campus. The club also will sell an assortment of conifer seedlings that club members have grown.

GROUNDWATER MODEL PART OF SWCC DISPLAY

The Soil and Water Conservation Club’s display will showcase its groundwater flow model and other club activities. Cookies and root beer will be served. The club’s tent will be located along the central-campus sidewalk on Saturday.

SAMPLE FOODS AT AG CLUB FOODSTANDS

The Farm Op Club’s Little Red Barn will sell bratwursts, turkey tenders and pork patties near Beardshear Hall. (The club also will have a display in Curtiss.) The Ag Education Club’s Chuckwagon will serve pork burgers, turkey breasts, turkey drumsticks, hot dogs and brats near the Insectary. The Dairy Science Club will sell homemade ice cream in Lush Auditorium (125 Kildee), noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Block & Bridle’s Shack will sell burgers, brats and barbecued pork sandwiches near the Osborne and Morrill roads intersection (the club will have a display near Curtiss, too).

LEARN BIOLOGY ON THE WEB FROM PROJECT BIO

Project BIO will have an open house to show how high school, college and post-graduate students can take ISU biology classes through the World Wide Web for college credit. Students can take courses from their homes, high schools or offices, and on their own self-paced schedule. The open house will be held in 38 Science II on Saturday.

UDDER THINGS TO DO ON SATURDAY -- MILK A COW

Visitors can try their hand(s) at milking a cow the old-fashioned way at the Dairy Science Club’s IMAC (I Milked A Cow) booth west of Kildee Hall, Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. The club also will have a display in the Lush Auditorium foyer in Kildee.

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M A R G I N A L I A

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COME SAILING, AG STUDENT SAYS

Alan Hertz, sophomore in animal science (pre-vet), invites people to stop by the Iowa State Sailing Club site on central campus during Veishea and talk sailing. Hertz is president of the club. The club will have two boats on display. Sails will be up as the wind dictates, Hertz says.

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