College of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosts inaugural “Picnic on the Plaza” for students

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AMES, Iowa – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students are invited to "Picnic on the Plaza," a new welcome back event featuring free food, student club activities, a photo booth, music, and much more. Picnic on the Plaza is Friday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the Catt Hall Plaza at Iowa State University.

"Since our students are the major reason that we are here, we want to express our appreciation for their presence and their commitment by serving them," said Beate Schmittmann, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Department chairs, associate deans, and advisors in the college will serve free pizza, ice cream and pop to the Liberal Arts and Sciences students. Club and organization displays will include free giveaway items promoting the upcoming career fairs, a history trivia game, a tornado machine, magnetic demonstrations, advising help, fossils and minerals, a study abroad game, and illusion posters.

At the college’s popular photo booth, students can select from a combination of words and phrases to create their own custom caption in a free photo that will be posted on the college’s Facebook page. The Picnic on the Plaza will be a great opportunity for LAS students to interact with each other and make new friends.

In the case of bad weather, the picnic will be moved inside to 302 and 353 Catt Hall.

See the flyer.

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About Liberal Arts and Sciences The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world-class learning and research community. Iowa State’s most academically diverse college, LAS educates students to become global citizens, providing rigorous academic programs in the sciences, humanities and social sciences within a supportive personalized learning environment. College faculty design new materials, unravel biological structures, care for the environment, and explore social and behavioral issues. From fundamental research to technology transfer and artistic expression, the college supports people in Iowa and around the world.

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Contact: Laura Wille, Liberal Arts and Sciences Communications, 515-294-7742,