Color it cardinal and gold

Beat Iowa cookies

Photo by Bob Elbert.

It's all about the cardinal and gold this week in anticipation of Saturday's annual Iowa-Iowa State football game. CyRide buses carry the Beat Iowa message on their electronic displays, Beat Iowa signs have shown up in campus windows and ISU Dining is filling bakery cases with Cyclone-themed cookies. Amanda Bellis, a baker for ISU Dining, helped make an estimated 1,900 cookies for cafés, C-Stores and dining centers this week.

Other Beat Iowa Week events include a Sept. 13 Cyclone gear garage sale (11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.) and Friday at the Center (5:30-7:30 p.m.) celebration at the Alumni Center. Frederiksen Court's Sept. 13 Beat Iowa Bash (6-9 p.m.) will feature contests, games, guest appearances, entertainment and food. A spirit rally will begin at 7:30 p.m.