Inside Iowa State
April 18, 1997
Veishea '97 exhibits abound
by Dean Fiihr, News Service intern
Where can you can milk a cow, see a cake that looks like the Chrysler building and pet a hedgehog? It's all at the Veishea celebration, April 18-20. More than 90 student clubs and organizations are holding open houses across campus on Friday and Saturday.
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) will sponsor the second annual cake building contest, "Build Your Cake and Eat It II." Participants bake a cake to resemble one of 30 buildings, including the Chrysler building, a Roman temple and Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson.
Participants must follow only two rules -- the cake must be edible and no more than three people may work on the project. The cakes will be on display in the Atrium of the Design Center Saturday at 9 a.m. Judges will select the winner following the parade on Saturday and then the cakes will be eaten. AIAS also will have student work on display.
Vet Med students will sponsor a free petting zoo in 1010 Veterinary Medicine. The petting zoo will include animals such as an iguana, sheep and a hedgehog. Also featured will be a display, entitled "Journey Through 100 Years of Veterinary Excellence."
The Dairy Science Club again will sponsor its annual cow milking. For $1, Veishea-goers can learn how to milk a cow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, west of Kildee Hall.
The hotel, restaurant and institution management department will continue the cherry pie tradition. For 90 cents, faculty and staff can pick up their cherry pies in 16 MacKay from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until they are gone on Saturday.
The Educational Computing Club will sponsor an open house where participants can have head shots taken and superimposed on the body of other characters. The booth will be in the northeast corner of Lagomarcino from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Bye Bye Birdie is the 1997 Stars Over Veishea (SOV) production. SOV has teamed up with ISU Theatre for the first time in a joint production.
Gregg Henry, director of ISU Theatre, said, "This show is terrific! Marge Folger, her cast, and the faculty and student designers have worked hard to give us a toe-tapping good time.
"It has been a wonderful opportunity for faculty and students to work together for the mutual benefit of the Veishea celebration. There is a cast of 47 students, a 28- piece orchestra, 25 on the running crew, and the faculty and students have developed a mentoring relationship as they worked on directing and design."
The production will be Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are available at the Iowa State Center Ticket Office or any TicketMaster outlet for $12.50, $11.50 and $9.50.
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