A strong start

male student accepts fresh fruit from a staff member

Junior Ben Kemp (left) of Des Moines accepts a banana from Rob Schweers, communications director for the office of the senior vice president and provost, Monday morning south of Lagomarcino Hall. About 160 faculty and staff volunteers answered students' questions and handed out maps, ice water and fresh fruit at five campus locations the first two days of the semester. How many students chose Iowa State this fall? We'll find out after the official count is taken on the 10th day of class. Photo by Christopher Gannon.