Save the dates for Trice commemoration events

cars drive under Jack Trice lightpole banners on road

University marketing created banners for University Boulevard this fall as part of the university's centennial commemoration of former student athlete Jack Trice, for whom the football stadium is named. Photos by Christopher Gannon.

Oct. 8 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of former Cyclone student athlete Jack Trice. He died from football injuries received several days earlier in Minneapolis during a game against the University of Minnesota.

Iowa State's year-long centennial commemoration of that tragedy and Trice's legacy opened during Homecoming weekend last fall, Nov. 4-6. It included dedicating artist Ivan Toth Depeña's Breaking Barriers sculpture north of the football stadium, launching a lecture series, sharing Trice's story at the university's Iowa State Fair exhibit and the city renaming a section of South Fourth Street in front of the stadium as Jack Trice Way.

Several more events are scheduled this fall:

  • Sept. 10, 1-2 p.m., Program, "Through the Photographic Lens: Interpreting Art on Campus and Jack Trice's Legacy," with artist King Au and university museums curators, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall 
  • Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m., Artist's talk, "Breaking Barriers," Ivan Depeña, second floor atrium, Scheman Building
  • Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Jack Trice Legacy Lecture, "Moments of Impact," Jaime Schultz, based on her book of the same name, Sun Room, Memorial Union
  • Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Lecture, "Trice 100: The Name, The Legacy," George Trice, Trice Legacy Foundation; and Jill Wagner, 1975-76 ISU student body president, Parks Library
  • Oct. 7, 7 p.m. kickoff, Jack Trice Legacy Football Game, vs Texas Christian University, Cyclones will wear throwback uniforms to pay tribute to Trice, Jack Trice Stadium
  • Oct. 8 (100th anniversary of Trice's death), noon, closing ceremony, central campus

In addition, several exhibits about Trice may be viewed this fall. Special collections and university archives' "Once, Twice, Trice: Students Tackle Naming Jack Trice Stadium," highlighting 24 years of student activism to honor Jack Trice and his ideals, is on the first floor of Parks Library through Dec. 31. University museums' "Honoring Jack Trice" is at the Christian Petersen Art Museum's Neva Petersen Gallery in Morrill Hall through Oct. 8.

Ames History Museum's Jack Trice traveling exhibit will be in the Multicultural Center, 2260 Memorial Union, Sept. 25-Oct. 27.