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Inside Iowa State
April 2, 1999

Veishea '99: Lots to do, so make your plans

by Anne Dolan

"Building the Future" is the theme Veishea leaders are focusing on this spring.

"This is the last Veishea of the 1900s and we want to look ahead to continuing the tradition in the future," explained Aimee Lee, who with Scott DeSotel, is co-chairing the student event. "Last year the emphasis was on change, but we wanted to get past that this year."

Veishea will be celebrated the week of April 12, with most events scheduled Friday through Sunday, April 16-18.

Five student governing organizations --Government of the Student Body, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Inter-Residence Hall Association and the Veishea executive board-- last fall renewed their pledges to promote an alcohol-free event this spring. The groups first agreed to the pledge prior to Veishea '98.

Veishea's educational outreach component was changed to community outreach, and the 450 students on various Veishea committees hope to log 1,999 hours in community service by the end of Veishea weekend. To date, they have accumulated more than 500 hours and are looking for projects -- with organizations or individuals. To request assistance or to suggest a service project, call the Veishea office, 4- 1026.

The Stars Over Veishea production this year is Anything Goes, a musical from the 1930s featuring songs of Cole Porter. Anything Goes performances will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. All shows are in Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are $13 to $15 for adults and available at the box office in Stephens.

Cherry pies -- 8,000 of them this year -- will be sold Friday and Saturday for $1 each. The pie stand is in 16 MacKay. Pie sales will be from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. until they are gone on Saturday.

Faculty or staff members selected by college councils for exemplary work will be honored during a 5 p.m. reception Wednesday, April 14, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. A Veishea professor or staff member of the year will be announced from among the college finalists at the reception.

Faculty also will get a chance to represent their colleges during a cook-off contest at noon Friday, April 16, on central campus. Contestants will vie for the tastiest spin on a grilled hamburger. The Veishea committee will serve free pizza during this event.

A pancake breakfast, featuring central Iowa's "Chris Cakes," will be served from 7:30 to 11:30 am. Saturday on central campus. The cost is $4.

The annual Veishea parade begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday north of the Armory and follows its traditional route through campus, ending on the north side of the Memorial Union. Live parade coverage on KCCI-TV (channel 8) begins at noon.

Other special events on Saturday include a canoe jousting competition in Lake LaVerne after the parade, a guest lecture by George Washington Carver author Peter Burchard at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room, and Harambee, a cultural performance organized by the Black Student Alliance, at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

Sunday morning options include a four-person, best-ball golf tournament at Veenker golf course ($100 entry fee per team) and a 5K road race on central campus ($9 by April 9 and $15 after that).

Indoor concert events are scheduled again this year for the Iowa State and Ames communities Friday and Saturday nights. At 9 p.m. Friday in Hilton, the Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls will be joined by New Radicals. Faculty-staff concert tickets are $15. At 9 p.m. Saturday in the Lied Center, comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will perform. Chappelle had roles in the films Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Nutty Professor, Con Air and Half Baked. Faculty-staff tickets are $10. For both events, faculty and staff with an ISU I.D. card may purchase up to two tickets. Tickets are being sold at the Stephens ticket office.

A schedule of Veishea events will run in the April 16 Inside Iowa State.

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