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SOFTBALL: Tale of two days — Cyclones split with Cowgirls MONDAY SPORTS.p8 >> March 28, 2011 | Volume 206 | Number 124 | 40 cents | An independent student newspaper serving Iowa State since 1890. ™ online iowastatedaily Poverty Campus Organizations team up, raise awareness By Frances.Myers This week students will get the opportunity to learn about and help fight an issue that affects people locally, statewide, nationally and globally during Poverty Awareness Week. ISU student organizations have teamed up under the leadership of Engineers Without Borders to plan a week filled with events centering around poverty. “Engineers Without Borders is spearheading a collaboration between student clubs and is working to help raise awareness about poverty and poverty-stricken areas,” said Jessica Bruning, senior in political science and programming chair of EWB. This will be the second year the group has held this event. “In the past, they’ve held different outreach events that were cohesive with their activities,” Bruning said. “Last year was the first year.” WEEK.p14 >> President Gregory Geoffroy interviews with The Associated Press on the phone at his office Friday afternoon. Geoffroy said he will step down from his position no later than July 31, 2012. Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily Geoffroy says goodbye President steps down for time with family By Paige.Godden Decision to leave creates void for ISU staff ™ online What do you think?: “I’m not leaving. I’m just stepping down.” ISU President Gregory Geoffroy announced Friday that he will step down from his position as president no later than July 31, 2012. Geoffroy announced his decision in a closed session to the Board of Regents during its meeting Wednesday. He said he made the decision to step down about a month ago. “I decided to stay as president until they turn it over to a new per- Share your opinion on the next ISU president’s qualities at son,” Geoffroy said. Geoffroy said he is unsure what he will do after he steps down, but he has a faculty position at Iowa State as a professor of chemistry. “Ultimately it was a life decision. I’m 65 in a couple of months, and I have three wonderful grandchil- FAMILY.p14 >> By Kaleb.Warnock President Gregory Geoffroy announced his decision to resign from his post as President of Iowa State University on Friday. He is coming up on his 10-year anniversary as president but has decided to step down in order to spend more time with his family. Geoffroy has been an influential individual for the university and for education in the state and has established a strong legacy at Iowa State. “I know that the university will miss his leadership, and I believe the state of Iowa will miss his leadership,” said Benjamin Allen, president of the University of Northern Iowa. “As a person that views him as a friend and mentor, I will miss him as a colleague because I’ve depended on his input for the past few years. It’s a great loss for Iowa State and the state of Iowa.” Many of his colleagues recognize Geoffroy’s contribution to education and his unparalleled dedication to the univer- VOID.p3 >> Economics Disaster hurts Iowa exports what? JAPAN.p3 >> just sayin’ Survey strives to improve community By Kayla.Schantz The city of Ames is taking the next step toward accomplishing the City Council goal to “create and promote a community vision.” Brand Endeavor, the visioning company the city hired out of Marina del Rey, Calif., has put together an online survey to seek input on the strengths and weaknesses of living in Ames. The survey can be found as a link on the city website at It takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. “Every single voice will matter in that survey,” said Christie Harper, president and founder of Brand Endeavor. Harper told the City Council in February that her goal is for every person in Ames to complete the survey. The survey is open to anyone who is familiar with Ames, not just those who live and work in the city. The responses are confiden- SURVEY.p3 >> Magazine New student publication fills design niche By Ben.Theobald The disaster situation in Japan has hindered the country economically. Japan has the third-largest economy behind the United States and the People’s Republic of China, but the earthquake and tsunami have changed the usual behavior of Japan’s economy. “It’s going to change how their economy is producing goods and services in general,” said David Swenson, associate scientist of economics. “The economy is going to have to redirect its investment to rebuilding, which will need public and private resources that otherwise would be geared to export sales and have to be redirected to domestic needs.” Japan is the world’s largest importer of corn. Iowa provides Japan with many types of goods including corn. “We supply Japan with pork, beef, poultry products, corn and soy meal,” said Jacinto Fabiosa, scientist for the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development. Japan’s demand for those exports will pos- Ames By Nicole.Wiegand Global Gala: Students celebrate culture Jenny Pham, freshman in pre-business, dances with SuckaPunch, Iowa State’s break dancing club during the Global Gala on Friday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily ™ online Global Gala: Check out photos, videos and more only online at When Ann Prowell and Kyle Keigan noticed a void in the content covered by ISU student publications. They decided it was up to them to make a change. Along with four other sophomores in graphic design, the duo came up with the idea to produce a new student-run magazine that filled this niche. The magazine, entitled “Revival”, will spotlight music, fashion and local events with an emphasis on design. “It was something that just wasn’t out there,” Keigan said. “It just hit us one day — like, why aren’t we doing this?” Keigan went on to explain that one of the defining features of the new magazine is that it will be image-dominant. “We’re visual people. As designers, we’d rather look at something pretty than read a bunch of text,” Keigan said. MAGAZINE.p3 >> T-SHIRTS $3 Central Campus, 11-1:30pm Thursday, March 31st


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