VEISHEA: What is it?!
VEISHEA began in 1922, when ISU was still just the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The name VEISHEA is composed of the first letters of the five colleges; V standing for Veterinary Medicine, E for Engineering, IS for Industrial Science, HE for Home Economics, and A for Agriculture. The events of that first VEISHEA included a parade, a sham battle, a Home Economics open house, a horse show, vaudeville and the VEISHEA queens.
Residents, please remember throughout this VEISHEA to be respectful to your neighbors, your homes, and your town. Keep in mind that this celebration is about the amazing history of Iowa State University and be safe.
Go to the VEISHEA website here to find more information about the celebration.