Student Demonstrations, County Agricultural Extension Councils, Homecoming Parade!

Dennis Hart gives a rundown of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

On Monday, October 15, around 75 students from Iowa State, Grinnell, and Des Moines Area Community College held a demonstration and blocked traffic in front of the future site for a building to be called the Student Innovation Center off of Bissell Road. The demonstration was part of a nationwide day of action led by student groups: Student Action and Young Democratic Socialists of America. Javier Miranda, with a local chapter of Student Action, explains the issues about which students were demonstrating, including tuition hikes and privatization of the state public university system.

Eugenia Hartsook, Executive Director of Iowa State Extension and Outreach explains what the County Agricultural Extension Council is and who runs for the positions on that council. Voting ballots for the upcoming election in November  include a list of candidates.

The annual Iowa State Homecoming Parade will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. on Main Street in Ames. The parade was only recently brought back by the ISU student alumni leadership council in 2016, featuring Iowa State representatives and dignitaries; 34 student organizations showcasing decorated floats, live animals, and music and dance presentations; and many local businesses and organizations from the Ames area, including the American Legion Post #37, which is celebrating its centennial in 2018. Casey Vance from the Ames History Center talks about the history of Homecoming. She also describes the History Center’s current exhibition on local sports teams in several locations; the history Center at 416 Douglas Ave in Ames will be open during and after the Homecoming parade, for visitors to enjoy the exhibit.   and an upcoming lecture: ISU Homecoming: A Historic Start to Save the Girls at Design on Main at 203 Main Street in Ames.


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Originally broadcast 10/19/2018
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