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September 24, 2004


Let the good times roll

The Cajun music of BeauSoleil (above) and the original New Orleans sound of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will highlight a joint performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are $30.50 and $34.50. Learn more about the show during the Celebrity Cafe presentation (open to all ticket holders) at 7 p.m. in the Celebrity Cafe. Contributed photo.


It's rodeo time in south Ames

by Anne Krapfl

Teams from 13 schools in five Midwestern states will compete in the annual "Cyclone Stampede" rodeo Sept. 24-25, hosted by the ISU Rodeo Club. (Club members won't compete.) The rodeo is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, and the points riders earn at this event help them qualify for the College National Finals rodeo next June in Casper, Wyo.

The Cyclone Stampede features nine events. Men will compete in saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, tie-down roping and steer wrestling. Women will compete in barrel racing, breakaway roping and goat tying. Both will compete in team roping. The top finisher in each event earns national points.

Performances start at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday. There aren't preliminaries or finals; competitors simply draw for performance times. Admission is $5 (children under 5 years are free).

"Slack" performances, additional performances to allow more riders to compete than the rodeo format calls for, will begin at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Slack performances are free.

The rodeo arena is on State Avenue, about two miles south of campus. Signs will direct traffic to the arena.

raked stone spaces

Raked stone garden

East meets West

Elinor Noteboom's exhibit at the Memorial Union Gallery, "Prolonged Tranquility," explores the connection between Iowa farmers' manicured fields -- with their mesmerizing rows of plants -- and Japanese gardeners' carefully raked stone spaces.

Although the motivations may be different, both farmer and gardener had to develop design solution according to restraints of site, sun and shade. The exhibit runs Sept. 22 to Oct. 31.