October 24, 2003
4-H Youth Building will be dedicated Nov. 8
by Anne Krapfl
|Artists Carolyn Braaksma and Brad Kaspari's terrazzo floors in the
"WOW" Center of the new Extension 4-H Youth Building include actual
questions posed to Extension staff over the years. Photo by Bob Elbert.
The Extension 4-H Youth Building, on the corner of Stange Road and 13th
Street on the north side of campus, will be dedicated on Saturday, Nov. 8,
three hours prior to the start of the Iowa State-Kansas State football game.
The game start time is pending a decision on television broadcasting.
Speakers at the dedication include vice provost for Extension Stan Johnson,
president Gregory Geoffroy, Owen Newlin, president of the Board of Regents,
State of Iowa, ISU freshman Stacey Goodman, and Craig Lang, president of
the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The federation provided the leadership gift
for the $4.7 million project.
The tenants of the nearly 23,000-square-foot building include staff of the
Iowa 4-H/Youth Development office, who arrived from four different offices
in Curtiss Hall, and the communications arm of ISU Extension, Educational
Materials and Marketing Services (EMMS), which moved from the ground floor
of Administrative Services Building. Other staff from Continuing Education
and Communication Services, of which EMMS is a part, also will arrive from
the Scheman Building.
The building also will be equipped with audio and video studios. Extension
radio reports, including market reports, will originate from the new
building instead of Heady Hall.
The south wing of the building has been dubbed the "WOW" Center, or "Why
Opportunity Works." It is designed as a welcome center that will house
interactive and multimedia exhibits intended to interest youth in science,
technology and other fields of study in higher education.
The WOW Center contains two additions to Iowa State's Art on Campus program:
terrazzo floors by artists Carolyn Braaksma and Brad Kaspari, who also
collaborated on the floors in the Frederiksen Court community center, and a
bronze casting of Christian Petersen's "4-H Calf." In addition, the center
will feature a collaborative project, silk and cotton banners designed by
Debra Satterfield, assistant professor of art and design, and printed by
J.R. Campbell, assistant professor of textiles and clothing.
The dedication event will include tours that highlight the artists' work.
Guests at the dedication may park in lots 120 and 20, south and west of the
Extension 4-H Youth Building. The lots are accessible from Stange Road at
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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