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Oct. 5, 2007

Sesquicentennial historians will share tales from their book Oct. 9

by Diana Pounds

Iowa State's new sesquicentennial history book is replete with stories. Accounts of Coke dates in the Union, housemothers and seed corn gospel trains share space with home ec majors mothering orphans, students pranking the Soviet premier and Cyclone heroics on the playing field.

On Oct. 9, some of the chapter authors of A Sesquicentennial History of Iowa State University: Tradition and Transformation will share interesting tales in the 150-year history of the university.

Dorothy Schwieder, Iowa historian, ISU emeritus professor of history and co-editor of the book; Tom Kroeschell, associate AD in athletics communications; and Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, history professor and director of the Agriculture History and Rural Studies Program, will serve on a panel moderated by Charles Dobbs, chair of the history department. They are among 11 authors who joined forces to tell the story of a small prairie college that grew into a mighty university.

The panel discussion will begin at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room.

Copies of Tradition and Transformation will be available for purchase ($49.99) at the event. The book also can be purchased at the University Book Store and through the ISU Alumni Association's online store.

More about the book is online.


Tradition and Transformation panel discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.

MU Campanile Room