VEISHEA has been a proud Iowa State University tradition since 1922 - a tradition that evokes a sense of school pride in Iowa Staters not only across Iowa, but around the world. It is in this spirit of pride and tradition that the Alumni Association has created Cy's Days of Service - a month-long celebration in April that gets at the core of what it means to be affiliated with our university's land-grant tradition of giving back.
Participation is simple: Complete a service activity and then tell the ISU Alumni Association about it. Wear your cardinal and gold and share a photo of yourself participating! Last year there were 3,235 service hours logged, and there's plenty of room to grow in the third year. With eligible activities ranging from donating blood to reading to children or volunteering at a local animal shelter, there's a way for every Iowa Stater to get involved.
We know not everyone can be here for VEISHEA 2014, but everyone CAN come together for Cy's Days of Service. If you want to organize a group activity or find something that's already being planned in your area, feel free to contact ISU Alumni Association assistant director of outreach and events Tillie Good at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 478-2586 for help getting started. Thanks for participating!
Did you know? More than 50 students are taking part in Alternative Spring Break service trips this week. Students are traveling to locations across the country to give their break to a variety of social causes including access to education, after-school programs, refugee resettlement, addiction and rehabilitation, lack of elderly care, and environmental restoration. What started as a weekend service trip for ten students now involves nearly 80 students and logs over 2,800 hours of community service each year!