Some People are Natural Storytellers

archive-cover-vol-9-no-1-art-and-agricultureThe late John Pesek, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Emeritus Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences in agronomy, was one who always had a good story to tell. His stories were always interesting, meaningful and to the point. Given Dr. Pesek  served Iowa State University for one third of its 150 years, he had a number of stories to tell.

We took a lesson from Dr. Pesek when we launched STORIES magazine in the fall of 2007. We want to tell some of our own stories before they become history — we have so many stories to share with you.

Stories we hope will inform and inspire you. Stories about how the college is constantly striving to make new discoveries, encourage and educate students and serve Iowans. Alumni stories that demonstrate the impact of the college through its successful graduates who are making meaningful imprints on the world. Stories of the people who make this college one of the premier institutions of agriculture and life sciences in the world.

You’ll read stories of success, of engagement and of service. As alumni and friends of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences these are your stories. We hope to share them as Dr. Pesek would, in an entertaining and relevant manner that allows the real story, the real person to shine through. We hope you find these stories as compelling as we do.

Finally, I’d like to share how STORIES is distributed. Our current resources allow us to send print copies to alumni and friends in the Midwest for both issues of the biannual publication, and alumni and friends worldwide for the fall issue each year. We place each issue on our college’s STORIES website with online extras and a complete pdf of the publication. We hope you’ll make a note to check us out online each fall and spring. Or, better yet share your e-mail address with us (send to stories@iastate.edu) so that you can receive our monthly alumni e-newsletter, STORIES Online. It will tell you when our online issue is available and keep you up to date on college and alumni happenings throughout the year.

Kind regards from central campus,

Melea Reicks Licht