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There’s more inside Find complete coverage of the Cyclones’ 52-38 win over Texas Tech on 1B MONDAY October 4, 2010 | Volume 206 | Number 29 | 40 cents | | An independent newspaper serving Iowa State since 1890. Youth ISU student visits D.C. to speak at summit By Ben.Theobald Meredith Gibson is on a mission to change the world. In order to do this, Gibson is focusing on youth. For her efforts, Gibson, senior in chemical engineering, will join the likes of Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi to speak at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit takes place Monday through Wednesday. Gibson was one of two college women from the National Math and Science Young Leaders Program invited to the summit and will be the only college-aged guest speaker. “As a delegate for the most powerful women summit I will be speaking not only about my own experiences in the young leaders program as a mentee and having been mentored by a woman in the field of math and science, but also how to give back, and the fact that now I’m focusing on mentoring younger girls WOMEN.p3 >> FOOTBALL: Cyclones defeat Texas Tech Defensive back Jeremy Reeves returns an onside kick for a touchdown Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State defeated Texas Tech 52-38. Photo: Gene Pavelko/Iowa State Daily SPORTS.p2B >> Campus Weekend events celebrate family Campus tours, comedian, tailgate fill out weekend full of festivities By Molly.Collins Cyclone gymnast Megan McDonald, left, freshman in undecided LAS, signs an autograph for Katie Currans, 8, of Ames, at the Cyclone Family Weekend tailgate Saturday. Photo: Bryan Langfeldt/Iowa State Daily Jenna Fuchs, 7, of Baxter, gets her face painted at the Iowa State-Texas Tech tailgate for Cyclone Family Weekend on Saturday.Photo: Bryan Langfeldt/Iowa State Daily Iowa State welcomed nearly 800 families to campus and provided a variety of activities for families to participate in Cyclone Family Weekend. The event’s purpose was to provide an opportunity for parents and siblings to explore campus and get a feel for their student’s experiences thus far, and, of course, to simply spend some quality time with their college student. Kickoff for the weekend took place at the Memorial Union, where tickets and information were picked up. For some families, the trip to campus was only a matter of minutes, or perhaps a couple of short hours. Others, however, traveled a long distance to come spend time with their ISU student. The Dahmm family, for example, traveled about five hours from Chicago to spend time with their son Logan, freshman in environmental science. “We’re going to go tour Sigma Pi, the fraternity where Logan pledged,” said Rick Dahmm, Logan’s dad. In addition to its fraternity tour, the Dahmm family was looking forward to the tailgate and football game that took place Saturday afternoon and were hoping to make their way to see comedian Michael Palascak, who performed at the Memorial Union on Friday night. The Dahmm parents, who brought along their two other children Jake and Lauren, also looked forward to enjoying campus and seeing their son. Cyclone Family Weekend is planned mostly by ISU students. The events the participating families experienced wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the students who staffed the events, as well as student volunteers. “This seemed like a good opportunity to get involved,” said Katie McDonald, junior in psychology, who volunteered her time as a weekend family aide. Students and families who attended the tailgate and football game Saturday were in for a treat as well. At the tailgate, Cy made a brief appearance and was quite the attraction, posing for pictures with the younger crowd and getting football fans excited for the big game. Of course, those who attended the football game against Texas Tech were able to watch the Cyclones score more points in a game against a Big 12 opponent than ever before — perhaps a tribute to the many families cheering on the team in the stands. For those who stayed the entire weekend, a brunch was available in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union, concluding the weekend at the same place where it started off. Student volunteers were helping out once again, making sure students and families were enjoying themselves and asking how everything was as they were on their way out. As Family Weekend drew to a close, it seemed to come far too soon for families and students who enjoyed their time together. Election 2010 Republicans lay out plans to repeal reform act By Tyler.Kingkade DES MOINES — Congressmen Steve King of Iowa and Mike Pence of Indiana rallied a crowd of supporters at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition fundraiser Saturday by taking shots at Democrats and said one of the Republican party’s top priorities, should they take control in Congress, is to fully repeal the Patients Rights and Affordable Care Act. “[Democrats’] hope is that little by little we’ll yield our freedoms and our resources to the federal government,” Pence said to the crowd. King, a Republican from Iowa’s 5th District, described how the House of Representatives would push forward a bill he drafted to repeal health care reform and after President Barack Obama KING.p3 >> Assistantships Department discovers opportunities for students By Paige.Godden Despite last year’s budget cuts, the educational leadership and policy studies department was able to find assistantships on campus for all of its graduate students in student affairs. There are more than 50 students accepted into the program. Nancy Evans, director of ELPS, said the number of assistantships available varies every year, depending on the funds available throughout different offices on campus. Jessica Haskins, administrative assistant in the ELPS department, said between the months of October and January there were slightly less openings than the program would have liked to have. “We always had strong support from the ELPS.p3 >>

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