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October 21, 2005

George Washington Carver Week

Oct. 31-Nov. 3
Carver Hall and Memorial Union
free, 4-8281

Monday, October 31

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Exhibit, George Washington Carver traveling exhibit, Carver-inspired Halloween treats, Carver lobby.

Tuesday, November 1

  • 3:30-4:05 p.m., Lecture, "Carver's Gifts," Gary Tartakov, ISU art and design, triptych painting of Carver by Youssef Assar, former ISU artist-in-residence, 205 Carver.
  • 4:05-4:35 p.m., Lecture, "Carver's Gifts," Lenola Allen-Sommerville, emeritus ISU curriculum and instruction, Carver's achievements, 205 Carver.

Wednesday, November 2

  • 3:30-4:05 p.m., Lecture, "Carver in Iowa," Gerald Klonglan, former ISU ag faculty, Carver's life, 205 Carver.
  • 4:05-4:35 p.m., Lecture, "Carver in Iowa," "Sande" McNabb, ISU emeritus, Carver's horticultural achievements, 205 Carver.

Thursday, November 3

  • 8-9:30 p.m., Performance, Listening to the Still Small Voice: The Life of George Washington Carver, Paxton Williams, Chicago playwright and actor and ISU alumnus, one-man play about George Washington Carver, Sun Room, Memorial Union.
George Washington Carver, 1894.

Iowa State graduation photo of Carver, 1894

George Washington Carver earned two agricultural degrees at Iowa State and served as a faculty member for a short time. He went on to Tuskegee University, where he became a scientist of international renown.