NOAC 1998 Dates and Location
The 1998 National Order of the Arrow
will begin with dinner on Sunday, August 2nd, and end before lunch on
Thursday, August 6th, at
Iowa State University, Ames,
contingents are to arrive at the campus no later than 5:00 pm on
2nd. This will be the first NOAC held at ISU. Nearly 7,000
Arrowmen are expected
Welcome to Iowa State University
State University is where George Washington Carver, who discovered
hundreds of uses for the peanut and other crops, learned about science
Where Carrie Chapman Catt, who would lead American women to the ballot
box, organized a
female military drill unit. Where John Vincent Atanasoff, a physics and
invented the first electronic digital computer.
Iowa State University is a major
located on a lush, sprawling campus in Ames, Iowa. The university got
its start more than
a century ago as one of the nation's first land-grant universities
dedicated to the
idea that higher education ought to be open to all, practical and shared
outside the campus.
Iowa State grew from agricultural
roots and has a
long-standing well-earned reputation for scientific and technological
agriculture, veterinary medicine, home economics, science and
engineering. Over the past
century, it has grown into a research university of international
stature, with excellent
programs not only in scientific and technical fields, but in the
humanities and arts as
Teaching is one of the most important
things Iowa State
does and it's always looking to do better. Improving undergraduate
education is Iowa
State's top goal over the next few years, and the university is backing
that goal with an
investment of $10 million in reallocated and new funds.
President: Martin C. Jischke
Colleges: Agriculture, Business,Design, Education, Engineering,
Family and Consumer
Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine,
Number of students: 25,384 (fall 1997)
Number of faculty and staff: 6,087
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Ames is a university community
with over 1,000
businesses combining resources with Iowa State University. This
partnership created a
dynamic destination capable of hosting over 20,000 visitors attending
Odyssey of the Mind
for one week in June -- world-class artists presenting stadium concerts
that attract over
50,000 fans -- and diverse conventions and conferences year round.
Centrally located in the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is easily accessed by
Highways 30 and 69, as well as Interstate 35. The Des Moines
International Airport is
located 45 minutes south of Ames and is served by major commercial
airlines. The Ames
Municipal Airport is located south of Highway 30 and receives small
makes Ames such an attractive destination? Could be the ethnic diversity
of our community.
Or, the safety of Ames, providing a great learning environment. Or, the
people, with Iowa
State University and the Ames community providing a wealth of expertise
to enrich any
gathering. Or, it could be that the entire Ames community is working
hard to be,
"Where the world meets!"
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