More than just a floor

House History

John Roy Mashek (1895-1967) came to Iowa State in 1943 and taught until his retirement in 1965. As professor of government, he was very active in campus activities and was a member of Cardinal Key and advisor to the Young Democrats. As a teacher, he was both stimulating and well-liked. The Scientist of April 1962 had an article describing his personality and closed with the following, “I like Iowa State because I am midwestern and because I am used to large state institutions. The environment is up my alley and the students are my kind of people.”

House Details

Floor # 6
Capacity 56
Room Types Single, Double
Gender Co-Ed
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers and hanging space; microfridge; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Mashek House has a large den on the north end of the floor that has tables and chairs for studying, playing a game of cards or a quiet place to stretch out and relax. There are two bathrooms on the floor. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.