Join Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the annual women’s basketball game.

photo of Jacob Handsaker - Emerging Iowa Leader Awardee

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Reception: 11:00-1:30 p.m.

Program: 12 p.m.

ISU Women’s Basketball Game vs. Oklahoma: 2 p.m.

The college will be featured throughout the ISU Women’s Basketball game, including an on-court award presentation of the 2020 CALS Emerging Iowa Leader, Jacob Handsaker (’04 ag studies), farmer and co-owner of Hands-On Excavating.

RSVP Today:

CALS Alumni Relations Director Melea Licht with guests RSVP’s are due Friday, January 31 by completing the online form, or contacting Haley Cook,, 515-294-0705. Please include the number of guests attending and specific dietary requirements.

Food and Beverage:

Light appetizers will be served during the pre-game reception at the ISU Alumni Center. Special accommodations for dietary requirements will be made with advance notice. Please specify dietary needs when filling out the online form.

Discounted Game Tickets:

2019 Emerging Leader Awardee Elizabeth Burns Thompson at gameGame details: ISU Women’s Basketball Game vs. Oklahoma: 2 p.m.

Discounted basketball tickets ($3 per ticket) are available online through ISU Athletics. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the ISU Athletics ticket office at 888-478-2925.


Location: The reception takes place in the Iowa State Center Scheman Building (1805 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa 50011). The facility is located west of Hilton Coliseum in the Iowa State Center Complex. Guests will be able to walk to Hilton Coliseum via the connected walk-way on the first floor or via the ground floor entrance.  

Parking: Complimentary parking is available in Lot B1 on the north side of the Scheman Building (parallel with Lincoln Way). Please indicate to the parking attendants you are part of the CALS reception to receive access to the parking lot.

Hotel Availability: 

A list of hotels available in Ames and surrounding communities is available through the Ames Convention and Visitors BureauTo find general availability of guest rooms, please call the Bureau directly at 515.232.4032.

For more information, please contact:

Haley Cook
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences