Chess to Impress with David Jiles is planned for March 24.

Mar 07, 2018

Chess to Impress with David Jiles: A fundraiser for Students Helping Our Peers (SHOP) is planned from noon to 4 p.m., March 24, in the Lobby of Parks Library on the Iowa State University campus. The Iowa State University Chess Club, Dr. Jiles and the University Library combine efforts for this event. As an accomplished player, Dr. Jiles, distinguished professor Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, challenges all to a game of chess (as many as twelve (12) contests simultaneously). That's correct. Dr. Jiles can play 12, maybe more, games of chess at the same time.

The suggested donation is $5 per game to challenge Dr. Jiles. Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items (please, no damaged packaging and within the expiration date). Proceeds will benefit SHOP, a student-run food assistance program.

Tables will be set up in the lobby area and chess sets will be provided. The impressive centerpiece chess set boasts a 25-inch-tall king and an 8 by 8- foot board. The event starts at noon, but participants may drop in any time.

About SHOP

The SHOP was created by a group of ISU students looking to give back to the University. The mission of this group is to help ISU students in need of food assistance. We are located in the Food Science Building, room 2616. Our hours are Tuesday from 3-6 p.m., Wednesday 11 am-6 p.m., Thursday 3-6 p.m. The SHOP is run completely by volunteers and the food is obtained through donations. Students may come in and receive food without record, which makes this service completely anonymous.


To learn more about Chess to Impress with David Jiles, A fundraiser for SHOP, contact:
Jodi Hilleman, dean’s administrative assistant
302 Parks Library

Monica Gillen, communication specialist
302 Parks Library

To learn more about SHOP, contact:
Paige Ahlrichs
senior, software engineering
vice president, SHOP