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*2017-18 ISU Alumni Association Calendar - Only $5.00

The 2017-2018 (August-July) calendar features striking full-color photos of Iowa State. 12 3/4 x 9 3/4"

Price: $17.00
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*Seasons of Iowa State University WAS $39.00

Produced by the ISU Alumni Association, SEASONS of Iowa State University, captures the four seasons on the Iowa State campus through stunning images by photographer Jim Heemstra. In addition to its colorful photography, SEASONS is brimming with evocative descriptions of Iowa State's land-grant history; its art, architecture, and landscaping; and its student-friendly, scholarly environment.


About the Author: Jim Heemstra, freelance photographer, has been photographing the Iowa State University campus for more than 25 years. His photographs have been prominently featured in VISIONS - the ISU Alumni Association magazine - and in the Iowa State wall calendar. In 2009, he began contributing "Photo of the Week"; images to the Association website. His most recent photography exhibition, VISIONS Across America: Portraits of Iowa State Alumni by Jim Heemstra, was on display at ISU's Brunnier Art Museum in 2014. Project Management/Writing was completed by Carole Gieseke, ISU Alumni Association, Chief Communications Officer.

Price: $10.00

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100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know

100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Alex Halsted and Dylan Montz. Foreword by Fred Hoiberg, Foreword by Sage Rosenfels

Price: $14.95

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American Gothic The Life Of Grant Wood

American Gothic The Life Of Grant Wood. Words By Susan Wood. Pictures By Ross Mac Donald.

From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, Grant Wood became the father of regionalism, an artistic movement that celebrated the simple and real-life surroundings of the people. When studying art in Europe in the early 20th century, Grant couldn't find a style that touched his heart quite right. Impressionism, cubism, and abstract art didn't reflect his view of the world. It wasn't until he stumbled upon Gothic art that Grant recognized something familiar.

Back home in America, Grant asked his sister and his dentist to pose for what would become the founding, iconic image of regionalism and a uniquely American work of art. Grant's art celebrated hard-working Americans who finally saw themselves in fine art. American Gothic is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting, the movement that made it possible, and the artist who created it all.

Price: $18.95

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Campustown by Anthony Capps

For more than one hundred years, Campustown has served the students and community of Iowa State University. The originally residential neighborhood west of Ames was born in the early 1900s, when the school compelled students to seek residence off campus. However, local government overlooked the neighborhood, and it fell behind the achievements of Big Ames. After the boom of the previous decade, community leaders organized a secession movement in 1916. It took nearly a quarter century, but the neighborhood finally connected to the grid of public utilities. Author Anthony Capps takes readers on a journey from Campustown’s roots, through its vibrant years in the 1960s to current projects breathing new life into the district.

Price: $21.99

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Football's Fallen Hero by Steven L. Jones

Football's Fallen Hero by Steven L. Jones (Paperback)

The Jack Trice Story

Jack Trice was working to earn a degree and go south to help fellow African Americans when tragedy struck.

Price: $16.00

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Good Night Farm by Adam Gamble, Cooper Kelly

Good Night Farm highlights corn, wheat, cotton, apples, peaches, pumpkin farms, and animals such as horses, cows, goats, sheep, geese, ducks, and chickens. Tractors, barns, and sheep shearing are also featured. Within the pages of this educational board book, children will spend a day on the farm while they learn about how a farm works. Don't forget your overalls!

Price: $9.95

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Good Night Iowa

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. This book of all things relating to the Hawkeye State spans from the farmlands to walleye fishing grounds in the Iowa Great Lakes. It highlights sights from Des Moines—the state capitol building, the Iowa State Fair, Adventureland, Blank Park Zoo, and the Des Moines Art Center—to Iowa City and the University of Iowa. Children can say goodnight to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum as well as Dubuque-area sites, including the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and Effigy Mounds National Monument.

Price: $9.95

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Goodnight, Cyclones

Goodnight, Cyclones children's book.

Written by Amy DeLashmutt and Illustrated by Sarah Heinz.


Price: $14.95

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Hancher vs. Hilton: Iowa's Rival University Presidents

Hancher vs. Hilton: Iowa's Rival University Presidents by Matt Kuhns.

In the late 1950s presidents of rival schools the University of Iowa, and Iowa State, began a several-year feud which redefined both institutions. While President of Iowa State, James Hilton worked to transform the "state college" into a broader university. But Virgil Hancher was deeply suspicious of the prospects for two, competing state universities after years of struggle to obtain funds for the University of Iowa, and fought hard for an alternate vision. The result was a contest over educational philosophy, petty administrative details and bottom-line financial advantage. The rival presidents fought in public forums, and behind the scenes in remarkably pointed memos and meetings. The product of more than two years’ archival research, "Hancher vs. Hilton" reintroduces the largely forgotten individuals behind two iconic names, whose full stories have gone untold for more than 50 years.

Price: $19.00

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Images From the Heart of Iowa by Justin Rogers

An 8×10″ soft cover book with 74 pages featuring 89 images from around the state of Iowa. Filled with rural landscapes, sunrises & sunsets, wildlife and other attractions – all captioned to give you a little information about each image.

Price: $12.95

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Images of America: Ames by Douglas Biggs and Gloria Betcher

Ames began as two communities. At its founding in 1864, Ames Station, on the Chicago & North Western Railways main line, lay two miles east of Iowa Agricultural College, across the Squaw Creek. When the Ames & College Railway joined the college to the town in 1891, a cooperative spirit emerged that exists to this day. A rich history of achievements and colorful characters marks Amess 150 years. One founding father commanded the 20th US Colored Infantry in the Civil War, while a Confederate veteran served as commander of the Iowa State College corps of cadets. Physicists at Iowa State College developed the uranium refinement process for the first atomic bomb and established the Ames Laboratory, the smallest US Department of Energy National Laboratory. Companies like Collegiate Manufacturing made material for the soldiers in World War II, and Kingland Systems now stands among global leaders in reference data software. Ames's businesses, citizens, and institutions, past and present, have created a rich community heritage for a vibrant, 21st-century city.

Price: $21.99

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Iowa State 101 Board Book
Iowa State 101 My First Text-Board-Book by Michaelson Entertainment.
Price: $10.95

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Iowa State Cyclones Football A to Z by Coach Sloth

Join Cy, Iowa State's friendly mascot, on football gameday! From Jack Trice Stadium to the Victory Bell, you'll learn all about your favorite team.

Price: $14.95

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Iowa: Art of the State

All of the beautiful and amazing features of the "heart of the heartland" are captured in this exceptional book about Iowa, from the Iowa State Fair to the Bridges of Madison County.

Price: $14.95

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Women And The Land by Barbara Hall & Kathryn Gamble

Women and the Land takes a look at more than twenty-five women who are impacting Iowa’s farmland. Some of them have inherited rural property and are managing the agriculture practices from afar. Some are working the land directly, providing food to the heartland. Some are working in tandem with their husbands, fathers, sisters, daughters. Many of them grew up on a farm, left the land to get an education and left the state to follow their passions, only to find that their deepest passion is really the land, and have returned to it. Each of the women is affecting the land in her own unique and feminine way.

Price: $24.99

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