Inside Iowa State
Apr. 03, 1998
Some old, some new at Veishea '98
by Anne Dolan
The 1998 Veishea celebration -- still the largest and now the largest alcohol-free, student-run festival in the country -- will feature some of the traditions of past Veisheas and a few new events. ISU faculty, staff and their families are welcome at all Veishea events April 17-19.
The Veishea parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and follow its central campus route. KCCI-TV's live broadcast will begin at noon. Following the parade, head to Lake LaVerne for some canoe races (real canoes, not the cement or milk carton varieties).
The Veishea pancake breakfast has been moved to Saturday morning, so come to campus early. Serving begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 11:30 a.m. Breakfast costs $3.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on central campus, campus organizations will have exhibits and international groups will provide performances and displays to showcase their home cultures. ISU's annual international food fair has moved to Veishea weekend this year, and will occupy the Memorial Union Great Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Veishea committee has added two evening events at the Lied Center to the Veishea lineup. "Dew the Rec" Friday evening will feature Saturday Night Live comedian Kevin Nealon, and "Rock Veishea" Saturday night will feature a live band. Tickets are $3 for one event or $5 for both events, and go on sale to faculty and staff April 13 at the ticket counter on the Memorial Union ground floor. Faculty and staff need to show their ISU I.D.s to purchase a ticket and also are asked to bring their I.D.s with them to the event.
The Veishea Professor of the Year will be honored at a 5 p.m. reception Wednesday, April 15, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Students in each college vote for a Veishea professor and the university's Veishea professor is selected from among the college winners.
The Stars Over Veishea performance this year is The Music Man, written by Iowa's own Meredith Willson. Performances in C.Y. Stephens begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (April 17-18) and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9.50-$12.50 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and ISU Alumni Association members.
Several Cyclone athletic teams have events planned Veishea weekend. The softball and baseball teams host Big 12 Conference foes both Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the Southwest Complex. The games are free. The football team will hold its annual spring intra-squad scrimmage at 3 p.m. Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium. The scrimmage also is free.
Students in the hotel, restaurant and institution management program again will prepare and sell cherry pies from 16 MacKay. The pies are 90 cents each. Sales Friday run from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday's sale begins at 10 a.m. and continues until the pies are gone.
Veishea opens informally with an all-campus pizza party and faculty cook-off from noon to 1 p.m. Friday south of the campanile. Opening ceremonies begin at 5 p.m. that afternoon. Closing ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. Sunday on central campus.
For more information, call the Veishea office, 4-1026. A schedule of Veishea events will run in the April 17 issue of Inside.
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