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Nov. 16, 2007

2007 Holiday Gift Guide

Need to find a gift for that hard-to-shop-for relative or friend? Take a look at Inside's annual sampling of what is available right here on the Iowa State campus.

Campanile replica

Itsy-bitsy campanile

The ISU Alumni Association is featuring an 8.75-inch Polystone replica of the campanile with an illuminated clock face ($100, $80 for members).

More: 4-6525, online store

Engraved print

Direct from Italy

Artist Amy Worthen's Italian engraved print "Christian Petersen's Sculptures Visit Morrill Hall" is available at the Brunnier Art Museum in Scheman ($450).

More: 4-3342, 2090 Scheman


Hot off the press

The University Book Store is stocking up on clothing that sports the new athletics logo (from $12.99), and kids will enjoy the recently published Hello, Cy! mascot book ($14.95).

More: 4-0574, online store


Dinner and a show

The Iowa State Center is showcasing the Jan. 20 performance of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as its sesquicentennial event. Tickets are available for the 3 p.m. show ($52.50 or $62.50 public) and a benefit dinner ($40) to follow.

More: 4-2479, Web site


The "sesqui" in song

ISU's music department is celebrating the university's 150th birthday with A Sesquicentennial Sampler CD ($15) and a commemorative sheet music edition of the school songs ($4).

More: 4-8349, Web site


Daily java

ISU Dining's coffee tumblers ($7.99) include $1.50 refills for brewed coffee and 20-cent discounts on specialty beverages at all campus cafes.

More: 4-3856


Distribution solution

ISU Extension's distribution center offers a variety of merchandise, including the 2008 garden calendar ($8) which features seasonal tips and spotlights 12 of ISU's most influential contributers to gardening, or a set of four plush bears ($36, or $10 each), which represents the 4-H pledge.

More: 4-5247, 119 Printing and Publications, online store


Seasons greetings from Cy

Among the list of new merchandise to come through the Trademark Licensing office, you'll find a boxed set of ISU holiday cards ($20) designed by an ISU alum.

More: 4-4402, Web site

Catt Hall bricks

Set in stone

Buy a personalized brick in the Catt Center's Plaza of Heroines to honor an important or influential woman (from $100).

More: 4-3181,

Support a campus organization

Many campus groups offer holiday gift items as a fund-raiser

ISU American Meteorological Society

Weather calendar ($15), photos taken by ISU meteorology students and faculty, order by Dec. 1.

Web site

Block and Bridle Club

Summer sausage and cheese gift packages ($12-$21), shipping and free campus delivery available.

  • Nov. 26, Heady (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
  • Nov. 27, Howe and Curtiss (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
  • Nov. 28, MU (11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.)
  • Nov. 29, MU (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Nov. 30, MU (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Dec. 3, Agronomy (11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.)
  • Dec. 4, Kildee and Beardshear (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
  • Dec. 5, Howe and LeBaron (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
  • Dec. 6, Bessey (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

More: 4-1865,


Arts and crafts

  • Art Mart, Nov. 27 (noon-5 p.m.) and Nov. 28 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.), MU Maintenance Shop
    More: 4-0971
  • CODAC student art sale, Dec. 5-7 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.), Design lobby
    More: 4-8883

Horticulture Club

Poinsettias ($8-$15), available in many colors.

  • Nov. 27, Beardshear (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Nov. 28, University Book Store (9 a.m.-7 p.m.)
  • Nov. 29, Curtiss (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Nov. 30, Reiman Gardens (5-8 p.m.)

More: (319) 931-3920

Save the landfills

Reiman Gardens campanile

Avoid holiday wrapping by giving a gift certificate, gift card or membership.

Alumni Association

Gift certificates ($25-$100), memberships ($40 faculty/staff), purchase online.

More: online store or Web site, 4-6525

Athletics Department

Tickets (from $5), Lil' Clone Club memberships ($40) for youth through eighth grade, purchase at ticket office or online.

More: Web site, 4-1816

Music Department

Tickets to Jan. 18-19 Madrigal Dinners ($36), purchase at MU front desk or by phone.

More: Web site, 4-8349

Iowa State Center

Gift certificates (any amount), purchase at ticket office or by phone.

More: Web site, 4-2479

ISU Dining

Gift cards (from $5.50), purchase at any cafe ) or C-store.

More: 4-3856

Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom

Gift certificates ($5.90), purchase at 31 MacKay.

More: 4-7474

Reiman Gardens

Gift certificates ($7), memberships ($50 basic), purchase at front desk.

More: Web site, 4-3755

University Book Store

Gift cards (from $10), purchase online or at the UBS.

More: Web site, 4-0574

The Workspace

Gift certificates (any amount), purchase at the Workspace in the Memorial Union east basement.

More: 4-0971