Jack Trice 100-Year Commemoration is November 4

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Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen and the Jack Trice Commemoration Committee invite you to the opening ceremony for the opening of the Jack Trice 100-Year Commemoration with special guests George Trice, cousin of Jack Trice, and other members of the Trice family.

The event will be held adjacent to the art installation on the north side of Jack Trice Stadium in Albaugh Family Plaza on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm. No registration is required. Parking will be available in the lots north of Jack Trice Stadium.

This free public event will feature the dedication of Breaking Barriers, an interactive public art installation by artist Ivan Toth Depeña; the naming of Jack Trice Way; and a City of Ames proclamation for the Jack Trice 100-Year Commemoration.

Jack Trice was Iowa State University’s first Black athlete and a student in animal husbandry. The Jack Trice 100-Year Commemoration marks the centennial of his tragic death with a year of programs and events to honor Jack and share his story to inspire meaningful conversations about race, personal character and a commitment to doing one’s very best.

For more information, please visit www.jacktrice100.com.

After the opening ceremony, you’re welcome to attend the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s Homecoming Celebration and Pep Rally, a public event from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the ISU Alumni Center, 429 Alumni Lane.

Special thanks to the Jack Trice Commemoration Committee, the Art on Campus Jack Trice Tribute Committee, and the City of Ames.