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2021-2022 (August-July) ISU wall calendar filled with striking full-color photos of Iowa State. Produced by the ISU Alumni Association, the calendar features the photography of Christopher Gannon and Matt Van Winkle. 12-3/4in x 9-3/4in.
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Written by Alex Halsted and Dylan Montz
Most Iowa State fans have a taken in a game at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum and have seen highlights of Troy Davis and Fred Hoiberg. But only real fans know how the team name came to be, the location and story behind the "Honor Before Victory" plaque, or were there when the basketball team made an Elite Eight run in 2000.
100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Iowa State athletics. Whether they are die-hard boosters from the days of Earle Bruce on the gridiron or new supporters of Iowa State hoops, fans will value these essential pieces of Cyclones football and basketball knowledge and trivia - and all of the must-do activities in their lifetime.
Jack Trice Stadium Sign
Mechanical engineering was one of the first majors offered to students when Iowa State College (as it was then called) first opened its doors in 1869. In addition to providing instruction for students, the department and its associated workshops manufactured tables, chairs and other equipment used on campus during the early years of the university. The ME department played an important role in the war efforts for both the First and Second World Wars by offering its facilities and faculty to train mechanics, machinists and other specialists during the war periods. The department, and university as a whole, saw tremendous enrollment growth during the post war periods, which led to an expansion of the department’s facilities and faculty. The university’s first female ME student completed her studies in 1908, while the department’s first African American alumnus graduated in 1914. Two other ME alums have even gone on to serve Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the fall of 2016, Iowa State’s ME department surpassed Georgia Tech to become the largest undergraduate ME department in the country. 150 Years of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University tells the proud history of the ME department, as well as the nuclear engineering department (which was eventually administered by ME), from its beginnings to where it is now in this interesting, visually-engaging book.
Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Classics like fresh sweet corn and breaded pork tenderloins are found on menus and in home kitchens across the state. At the world-famous Iowa State Fair, a dizzying array of food on a stick commands a nationwide cult following. From Maid-Rites to the moveable feast known as RAGBRAI, discover the remarkable stories behind Iowa originals. Find recipes for favorites ranging from classic Iowa ham balls and Steak de Burgo to homemade cinnamon rolls—served with chili, of course! Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby serves up a bountiful history of tasty tradition.
Iowa has a history with grapevines that goes back more than a century. New York lawyer Hiram Barney obtained a tract of land in southeast Iowa as part of the Half-Breed program following the American Indian Wars and created the White Elk Winery. German settlers in Amana tended community vineyards for communal wines. Before Prohibition, the Council Bluffs Grape Growers Association grew grapes and shipped them eastward by the ton. In the early 1900s, the state was among the nation's top producers of grapes. Pesticides, weather and government subsidies ended the time of the vines of the prairie until their recent return. Author John N. Peragine details the rise, fall and resurgence of the industry in the Hawkeye State.
Inspired by ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ and ‘Rad Women A to Z,’ Iowa State education professor Katy Swalwell is working with over 25 Iowa women artists and RAYGUN to create a children’s book that celebrates the incredible accomplishments of a diverse set of women throughout Iowa’s history.
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.
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!
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.
Written by Amy DeLashmutt. Illustrated by Sarah Heinz.
Join every Cyclone fan's favorite mascot, Cy, as he strolls through campus wishing its many beautiful landmarks a good night.
Naegele’s Guide to the Only Good Architecture in Iowa is a deceptive title but it is not a misnomer. Guide is accurate. Iowa is fairly accurate. Naegele’s is there because this is a personal account, one that makes no attempt to be unbiased. Naegele’s qualifies Good, “good” being not absolute but contingent and personal and therefore a very questionable qualifier. Only is the title’s difficult word. “Only Good Architecture in Iowa” suggests that architecture is a scarce commodity in Iowa, a suggestion with which Naegele would agree if by “architecture” one means high architecture.
By Architecture, however, Naegele means “good building,” regardless of whether or not that which is built was designed by an architect or whether, in fact, it is a habitable structure or even a building at all. Most entries in this guide are concerned either with vernacular works that are habitable tools—barns, corncribs, ventilator machines, silos—or with built works that are not really buildings at all: billboards, bridges, murals, graveyards, landscapes, wind turbines and water towers. Only brings irony to the title, rendering questionable the assumption it asserts and initiating debate within an otherwise matter-of-fact description. Its inclusion in the title predicts the book’s mildly contentious, but always utterly practical, nature.
Heritage on the Prairie, a colorful book featuring photographs and brief histories of Iowa barns. The foundation, founded in 1997, is an all-state non-profit group dedicated to preserving Iowa's barns. The foundation has awarded matching grants to about 150 barns throughout the state. Dedicated to barn preservation, photographers, writers, editor, and assistants were all volunteers who donated their expertise to the creation of the book. Several of the photographers and writers are professionals. The foundation raises money and gives grants to property owners throughout the state. The book features photographs of some of these barns. Some are on the foundation's annual fall tour featuring barns that have received grants or been restored by the owner.
Any income from the sale of books will go into the foundation's barn preservation fund.
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.
Written by Charline J. Barnes, Ed.D., and Floyd Bumpers
African Americans make up only a small minority of Iowa's population, but contrary to widespread belief, there is a very rich historical culture of African Americans throughout the state. This photographic history focuses on that heritage, and especially on ten Iowa cities with the largest African-American populations.Through vivid images into the early history, religion, culture, sports, recreation, education, health, law, business, and industry in ten towns in Iowa, Charline Barnes, Ed.D, and Floyd Bumpers clearly show that the African- American community of Iowa has made many significant contributions to the history of that state.
Iowa offered freedom and prosperity to the Irish fleeing famine and poverty. They became the second-largest immigrant group to come to the state, and they acquired influence well beyond their numbers. The first hospitals, schools and asylums in the area were established by Irish nuns. Irish laborers laid the tracks and ran the trains that transported crops to market. Kate Shelley became a national heroine when she saved a passenger train from plunging off a bridge. The Sullivan family became the symbol of sacrifice when they lost their five sons in World War II. Author Timothy Walch details these stories and more on the history and influence of the Irish in the Heartland.
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.
From Derek Anderson, the illustrator of the bestselling Little Quack series!
One very happy pig-one bubbly bathtub.
Everything is perfect until nine more join in!
Ten wiggles and squeezes
And surfs his way in.
One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in solitude, only to be joined by another pig, then another, then another. When Pig Number 10 jumps into the crowded tub, the first pig comes up with a plan to enjoy his bath.
For more than 40 years, Iowa has held the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. A vibrant political culture has emerged as a result of this role, and Iowa voters have a unique opportunity to get to know the nation's presidential candidates as they travel the state, attend small-group meetings, and hone their messages. Candidates come to Iowa--where "retail politics" is the name of the game--early and often. But the campaign trail in Iowa isn't just about candidates. It's about average Americans in small-town diners, church basements, and high school gyms. In an age of public cynicism about politics, the Iowa caucuses continue to demonstrate the importance of real people talking about issues with would-be presidents.
Industrial engineering has existed on the Iowa State campus for more than a century. The original curriculum was a five-course sub-track within the mechanical engineering major and today the department offers one undergraduate degree, one undergraduate minor, and five graduate degrees. Through the Seasons: 100 Years of Industrial Engineering at Iowa State University is a colorful, picture-filled book that tells the story of the industrial engineering department on campus. It includes bits about the department’s evolution, noteworthy research contributions, accolades from industrial engineering student-athletes, and much more. Take a trip down memory lane and learn some interesting tidbits along the way with this hard-to-put-down book.
Harry and Sam are best friends who do everything together. Like build castles. Jump into ponds. And swing on swings.
But when Harry realizes that Sam can build bigger, jump higher, and swing better than he can, he decides he’d be happier without Sam. All by himself, Harry can be the greatest! All by himself, Harry is…
Well, Harry is…
Alone. Is being the best at everything worth it if you don’t have a friend to share the fun with?
by Knock Knock
This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines to describe why your pops is tops. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift he’ll read again and again. Make it as tender, silly, or groveling as you choose!
This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines to describe why your moms the best. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift Mother will read again and again. Make it as hilarious, honest, or heartfelt as you choose! Great as a Mother's day gift from kids of all ages.
Hardcover with removable clear plastic jacket; 4.5 x 3.25 inches; 112 pages.
Knock Knock is an award-winning purveyor of witty books and paper products based in Venice, CA
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