- Class: Alum
- Major: Journalism
- Gender: F
- High School: Bettendorf High School
- Transfer Student: N
When I attended ISU, there were many ways to get involved, one of the best things about ISU was VEISHEA, what VEISHEA really stood for. It was the celebration of the first 5 colleges at ISU, each individual college would showcase their successes, the parade showed the great knowldge of the engineering college, with outstanding floats that moved, and had so much character! It is a shame it became a huge weekend for partying visitors, that ultimaltely led to the cose of the celebration! I have great memories of building VEISHEA floats, and the VEISHEA parade, the carnival, and the atmosphere of the campus that week! ISU is a great place to get a great education, i always found great advise with all my advisors and deans, and found people to help me through some tough times. My worst experience was with the student health, long story short, I went undiagnosed with pnumonia for a month, and ended up in the hospital!
I didn't have any problems with the academics. did professors know my name? If I wanted them to, if you get involved, and utilize the academic resources, you got a lot out of your education. The resources were readily available, its whether you choose to take advantage, after all you are a college student now, no one holds you hand anymore, you have to search out the hand to hold, as it should be!
When I was at ISU there were the ongoing diversity issues, every college wants to be diverse, i spent one year on campus during an election year, was there an overwhelming left vs right, I can't say, what I remember was the importance of voting was prevelant, and arrangements were made to 1. be registered to vote, and 2. for transportation to your polling place! most of the students i knew were from across Iowa, the chicago area, and the twin cities area. I think your ecomonic state before entering college is who you are naturally attracted to, my friends were mostly the same financially as I was. I knew people who came from wealth, I knew people who were on their own for college.