Veishea is this weekend. Here's a sampling of Veishea events planned by College of Agriculture student groups. Displays and activities are open on Saturday. Many of the food stands also are open Friday.
AGRONOMY CENTENNIAL KICKOFF
The Department of Agronomy is kicking off its centennial celebration Saturday during Veishea. Free popcorn and lemonade will be available at the Agronomy Graduate Club open house from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Agronomy Courtyard. The event is sponsored by the Agronomy Centennial -- Celebrating a century of excellence and a foundation for the future.
ALPHA ZETA'S PIE IN THE FACE AND CLUB DISPLAYS
Several faculty members have volunteered to be pie-throwing targets Saturday at Alpha ZetaÕs pie-in-the-face showcase. A dollar buys a whipped-cream pie. George Brant, animal science, and Russ Mullen, agronomy, are scheduled for 11 a.m.; Curt Youngs, animal science, 11:30 a.m.; Joe Colletti, forestry, noon; and Colin Scanes, animal science, and Robert Hubert, microbiology, 12:30 p.m. Alpha Zeta is hosting NAMA, MANRRS, ISU Pre-Vet, Collegiate 4-H and the Ag Education clubs in a tent west of Curtiss Hall, next to Cy's Big Top. From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. there will be club displays. The Pre Vet Club will have a petting zoo.
AG BUSINESS CLUB FOOD STAND AND DISPLAY
The Agricultural Business Club will serve food Friday and Saturday at its stand in front of Lagomarcino Hall. The club also will have a display in Heady Hall.
HORTICULTURE CLUB OPEN HOUSE
The Horticulture Club will have an open house featuring horticultural carnival games and displays in addition to its annual and perennial bedding plant sales. The open house, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, will include the second "Color the Community" campaign. Clubs in the College of Agriculture have designed planters. Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite planter and bid on the planters in a silent auction. All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Ames.
FARM OP CLUB COOKING UP SOMETHING GOOD
The Farm Op Club will cook up brats, burgers and marinated turkey tenders Friday and Saturday at the Little Red Barn on the north side of Beardshear Hall. The club also is planning several activities at its display in the Alpha Zeta Tent on Saturday.
FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE CLUB'S FOOD STAND
The Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Club will have a food stand on the north side of McKay Hall selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, brats and nachos. The stand will be open Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
AST CLUB DISPLAYS FARM EQUIPMENT
The Agricultural Systems Technology Club will display farm equipment in front of Davidson Hall. Local dealers will supply the equipment. Inside Davidson, the agricultural systems analysis and planning class (AST 496) will display 11 class project posters.
BAKED GOODS FROM MICROBIOLOGY CLUBS
MicrobiologyÕs graduate and undergraduate student clubs will sell baked goods in the front hallway of Science I on Saturday. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with proceeds to be used to help bring in scientific lecturers as well as other microbiology organization functions.
MAKE SLIME WITH THE BIOCHEMISTRY CLUB
The Biochemistry Club is holding its open house at Molecular Biology Saturday in the atrium and the teaching lab. Students will be making slime and performing the popular flaming Gummie Bear demonstration.
SWEET CORN AND MORE AT AGRONOMY CLUB STAND
The Agronomy Club will host a food stand outside Science I Friday and Saturday. Concessions include sweet corn, steak sandwiches, brats, hamburgers and pork burgers.
BUY A TREE SEEDLING FROM FORESTRY CLUB
The Forestry Club will have a tent on the north side of central campus on Saturday. The display will include a chainsaw carver, the woods produced by Iowa trees and tree-climbing gear. It will also be selling oak, larch and pine seedlings.
BLOCK & BRIDLE'S FOOD STAND AND DISPLAY
Block & Bridle Club will host a food stand east of Parks Library. It will also have a display inside the Farm Bureau Pavilion, adjacent to Kildee Hall.
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION PLANS CLEAN-UP
The Soil & Water Conservation Club plans to display its water flow model. Members will also hold a spring creek clean-up the week following Veishea, on April 28.