In the wake of an early morning Campustown disturbance April 9, President Steven Leath suspended the remainder of the 2014 Veishea celebration as of 5 p.m. that day. The cancellation impacts all Veishea-affiliated activities, including the parade, concerts, food vendors and Veishea Village. Some university activities that fall on what would have been Veishea weekend will continue. Following are details:
- Full refunds for LIVE@VEISHEA concert tickets have been initiated on individual purchasers' credit cards. Please monitor your credit card statement to confirm you received your refund. Questions or concerns should be directed to MIDWESTIX at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Refunds for Stars Over Veishea ticket holders are available at the point of sale. Refunds will be applied automatically to those who paid through Ticketmaster.com or ordered over the phone with Ticketmaster. Those who purchased from the Stephens Auditorium ticket office or a Ticketmaster outlet location will need to return to the purchase location to get a refund. (While options to stage the performance in the coming weeks were discussed, it wasn't feasible do do so.)
All Veishea activities cancelled; other university events continue
- All Veishea-related activities have been suspended. For information on other campus events, go to www.event.iastate.edu.
Student groups give back
- Pastry shells and filling, originally destined for some 14,000 cherry pies, will be frozen and repurposed by ISU Dining.
- The Culinary Science Club donated popcorn to local after-prom parties and boys and girls clubs.
- The Food Science Club donated fudge to Food at First, the Ames free meal and food pantry program and to the Ames police and fire departments and ISU police.
- The Horticulture Club is donating hundreds of plants (flowers, vegetables and herbs) to student organizations for their spring banquets and to Ames-area non-profit organizations.