INSIDE IOWA STATE
June 8, 2001
New theme year
to focus on students
by Steve Sullivan
A celebration built around the theme "Challenging students to become
their best," will highlight the 2001-02 school year.
Thomas Hill, vice president for student affairs; Benjamin Allen, incoming
interim vice president for external affairs; and Andy Tofilon, president of
the Government of the Student Body; are co-chairs for the
The year-long celebration will include lectures, community visits and
special events. Theme-related lecture events include Julie Stoffer and
Justin Deabler, two former cast members of MTV's Real World program;
comedian and former Iowa State student Jake Johannsen; Nobel Peace Prize
winner Lech Walesa speaking on leadership; and a lecture series on the music
business that will feature rap artist Chuck D.
Several events surrounding student-related buildings also are slated,
including a groundbreaking for the Gerdin Building, which will be home to
the College of Business. The newly remodeled Student Answer Center in
Beardshear Hall also will open.
"Students have always played a key role in university celebrations. It
is great that we are the focus of it this year," Tofilon said.
The celebration will go beyond campus. Iowa State's display at the Iowa
State fair will feature re-creations of two residence hall rooms one
from the 1960s and another from the present. "Challenging students to
become their best" also will be the theme of community visits during
the 2001-02 academic year.
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