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Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 | Volume 210 | Number 80 | 40 cents | | An independent student newspaper serving Iowa State since 1890.

A RIVALRY IN THE MAKING Iowa State and Kansas battle atop Big 12

Saturday 8 p.m. Hilton Coliseum By Alex.Gookin


ore than 30 tents filled with ISU students surrounded Hilton Coliseum on Dec. 4, 2014. The temperature hovered at 20 degrees — easily cold enough to cause hypothermia, but it didn’t deter students. The occasion? “Well, it’s the biggest game of the year,” said junior Jesse McAtee, standing outside his pop-up tent used for ice fishing. “We have to.” The game, Iowa State’s home contest against Kansas, was six weeks and three days away. The demand was so high that the Iowa State Athletic Department made students claim their tickets more than a month in advance. Oh, and ESPN’s College GameDay was expected to be there for it. Sound like a rivalry? Well, it may be one in the making. Flashback to 2012. Iowa State was a respectable 14-6 team with no signature wins to show for it as No. 5 Kansas headed to Hilton Coliseum in a series that had been lopsided for years. The Jayhawks had won 13-straight games against the Cyclones since 2005 and second-year coach Fred Hoiberg was 0-9 against ranked opponents. Call it Hilton Magic, call it the start of Fred Hoiberg’s rise, call it whatever. When the buzzer hit 0:00, students flooded Hilton’s court as the Cyclones pulled off an upset that would fuel what has become an increasingly heated rivalry. But despite the growing rivalry, Kansas continues to dominate the Big 12, taking home their 10thstraight conference regular-season championship last season. That’s something to admire, right?

#11 Iowa State (12-3, 2-1 Big 12)


#9 Kansas (14-2, 3-0 Big 12)

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ISU students invent app, win trip to San Francisco By Tong.Lin

Two ISU students have won a free trip to San Francisco and may have provided the entire ISU community with free Prezi EDU PRO for one year. All because of an idea. Dequan Burnside, junior in software engineering, and Mac Liu, sophomore in pre-computer science, won a global university contest called Canvas My Campus from Prezi and Tilt by creating an app that will make connecting students to activities and organizations in the Ames community easier. Prezi is a software company and one of the new tools for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. Tilt is a cloud-founding website. These two companies came together to create an opportunity for students to showcase the

uniqueness of the college and university environment around the world. Any students worldwide could participate in this contest for free. The purpose for this contest was having students come up with ideas to change campus by creating a presentation through Prezi and also raise money for Tilt. Burnside and Liu found out they won the competition in the second week of January. “I created a presentation and worked with Mac on the process, and we had to get votes from ISU, Facebook or other social medias,” Burnside said. “We got selected to the top 10 and had an opportunity to raise money for Tilt.” The team raised the most money in the competition with $1,045. They started the project in late October, spent a month cam-


Leath provides opportunity for students to earn free ISU tuition By Michaela.Ramm In about a decade, Iowa State University will be inundated with 400 to 500 Des Moines public school graduates on full rides. On Tuesday, President Steven Leath has officially promised elementary students in two Des Moines public schools scholarships to Iowa State University. All students attending King Elementary School and Moulton Extended Learning Center will have the opportunity to earn a scholarship in order pursue a degree through a program dubbed ISU 4U Promise. Leath announced the plan at an assembly Tuesday with the Des Moines Public School District, which was first set in motion three years ago. Iowa Representative Ako Abdul-Samad proposed the idea to Leath as a way to assist the Moulton and King students when Leath first became president of the university. Abdul Samad pushed for these schools since they were in his district and saw a need there. “Abdul-Samad approached Dr. Leath when he first became president at Capitol Hill, while meeting with legislatures,” said Tom Hill, senior vice-president of student affairs. “He had the

proposal that King and Moulton would partner with Iowa State to provide assistance to the schools. Leath had us take that and develop a program, which we did.” Hill said the term is a longterm one and will apply to future King and Moulton students. In order to receive the awards, the students must meet behavioral and attendance requirements through their elementary and middle school years. Students must stay above a 95 percent attendance rate and keep a good behavioral record without any major disciplinary infractions. Once they reach high school, they must to meet these requirements, as well as show proficiency on their ACT test scores. Throughout high school, the students are required to enroll in coursework that meets ISU admissions requirements. The students are also required to graduate from Des Moines public high schools. The award is also based on the number of years a student attended a Des Moines public school. A student who has only attended one year of school will receive 20 percent. The rate increases 20 percent for each year of attendance. Students will be given full tuition, if he or she attended kindergarten through fifth grade.

“They are minority-serving schools, where they have difficulty getting parents involved and the kids aren’t always getting the support to get to college,” Hill said. “There’s also a tendency for the kids not staying in the school and bouncing around Des Moines. If they stay, it might help stabilize some of those kids, as far as the educational process is concerned.” Bradley Paul, the dean of students at King Elementary School, said there are about 375 students who are eligible for the award at King. Paul said this opportunity is given to students who often face many hurdles concerning a higher education. “Cost of tuition is definitely a barrier for a lot of them,” Paul said. “A lot come from families where they haven’t had someone who’s earned a college degree. It’s not something that’s at the forefront of their minds.” Paul said the schools also have a high mobility rate, with a lot of students moving in and out of classes each year. The award will help encourage families to stay in one place. King and Moulton both reside in Des Moines’ inner city area, and the students are much more diverse than other public





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Gnome place like Ames for ESPN GameDay The Travelocity Roaming Gnome visited with reporters at the Iowa State Daily on Jan. 15. The Travelocity Roaming Gnome was in Ames for ESPN College GameDay, and will also be at the game on Saturday night taking pictures with the crowd.

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Jan. 16 Paint Your Own Pottery: Mug Night 5 to 8 p.m. at the MU workshop space Join us on Fridays evenings for a fun exploration of techniques in “painting” bisque. Choose from mugs of all sizes and styles for your favorite beverage personalized by you. Madrigal Dinner 50th Anniversary Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Great Hall The 50th annual Madrigal Dinner, presented by the music department. As the guests dine by the illumination of candlelight, they will be royally entertained by the ISU Singers, The Music Men, Musica Antiqua, and the ISU Orchesis II Dancers. Social hour precedes the 6:30 p.m. dinner.

Jan. 17 “Little Dresses for Africa” Work Weekend 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Simple dresses made out of pillowcases provide relief and hope for the children of Africa. We will provide the supplies, but can use the hands of volunteers to assist with making the dresses. From cutting fabric and ironing to sewing, there is a place for anyone who has an hour or two to spare. Ames Winter Classic w/ Mumfords Starts at 8 p.m. Mumford’s invites friends to share their love for central Iowa music. Extravision, Trig

Argentine Tango Class 4 to 7 p.m. This Milonga (dance party) is a multi-level class with lots of time to enjoy the music and dance. From 4-5pm moves for beginners are introduced with a different figure each week along with techniques for dancing better. From 5-7pm the dance floor is yours for dancing under the guidance of Valerie and working with different partners.

Ames Community Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Starts at 6 p.m. Celebrate with song, story and birthday cake. An Ames tradition! After sharing birthday cake, the program begins at 6:30 pm. Ames Community Celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Ames Middle School, 3915 Mortensen Road.

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Devoted Cyclone fans camp for GameDay Many fans have already begun the long wait for Saturday’s game. These loyal Cyclones plan to brave the cold by camping outside of Hilton in order to get choice seating for ESPN College GameDay.

Bernie Sanders planning threeday trip to Iowa in February By Alex.Hanson Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, is planning a three-day trip to Iowa as he considers a possible presidential run. Phil Fiermonte, outreach director for Sanders, said Thursday that the senator is still thinking about running for president in 2016 and is planning several stops while in Iowa. The mid-February trip starts Thursday, Feb. 19. Sanders will speak with the U.S. Student Association, a student organization supporting higher education and social change, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. On Feb. 20, Sanders

will be at Drake University for a town meeting at noon. Later in the evening, Sanders will deliver the keynote address at the Iowa Citizen Action Network in Johnston. On Feb. 21, Sanders will start the day in the Cedar Valley, meeting with the Linn Phoenix Club in Cedar Rapids at noon and community members in Tipton at 2:30 p.m. Sanders will then deliver the keynote speech with the Story County Democrats in Ames on Thursday. “The 2015 Soup Supper” will take place on Feb. 21st at Collegiate United Methodist Church on Lincoln Way in Ames, the Story County Democrats announced in an email to supporters Sun-

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The Farm House Museum on campus reopened this week after undergoing six months of renovations. To find a video from inside the house of its new decor, click on the multimedia section of the Daily’s website.

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Cyclone Cinema: Gone Girl 7 to 10 p.m. at Carver 101 Showings are free in Carver 101 at 7 and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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day. Sanders’ office confirmed the Senator will be attending and speaking at the event. Sanders, who describes himself as a “Democratic-Socialist,” has recently expressed interest in running for president in 2016. At a December event in Ames that drew a crowd of over 200 people, Sanders said he would only run if he has grassroots support of millions of Americans who are ready to launch a “political revolution.” The liberal Senator is the longest serving independent in Congress and has spent his time in the Senate focusing on income inequality, combating climate change and expanding Medicare coverage to all.

Reiman Gardens is starting the new year with a new director and many new exhibits. After reading the story in print, check out the news section of the Daily’s app for a list of Reiman Gardens’ biggest exhibits in the coming year.

Corrections In Tuesday’s edition, the Iowa State Daily used an incorrect caption under a photo of City Manager Steve Schainker. Shainker’s views on Campustown development were misrepresented in the caption. In Wednesday’s edition, the Daily stated in the article titled “Faith comforts in military” that a green zone was a dangerous area in Baghdad. A dangerous area is actually referred to as a red zone. In the caption of a photo with the same story, the Daily stated soldiers are recently able to include their religions on their dog tags. However, the practice is not a new one. Also in Wednesday’s edition, the Daily reported in an article titled “City Council suggests new criteria for housing” that CyRide ridership was up from 1.4 million to 7 million this year. The correct number is 4.1 million riders to 7 million riders. The Daily regrets the errors.

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An emphasis on outreach New director aims to help Reiman Gardens blossom in size, popularity By Matt.Rezab

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Edward Lyon will replace Teresa McLaughlin as the director of Reiman Gardens. As new director, Lyon plans to center his priorities around the education possiblities at the garden and bring more attention to it.

University of Iowa President Sally Mason announces retirement By Danielle.Ferguson University of Iowa President Sally Mason today announced she will retire Aug. 1, after serving as president for eight years. Mason, who will turn 65 in May, said the timing feels right both personally and professionally. In a release, Mason said the holiday break gave her and her husband time to “reflect on how we’d like to spend the next few years.” When she returned from break, she approached the Board of Regents, the governing board of Iowa’s public universities, about retirement. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the president of this great institution,” Mason said in a prepared statement. Mason began her term as the University of Iowa President in August 2007. “President Mason has been a tremendous advocate for the university and a national leader in


the higher education community,” said Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter in a news release. “Thanks to her leadership during the floods and economic downturn, the University of Iowa continued to provide an affordable and high quality education during challenging times.” The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Main Lounge of the University of Iowa Memorial Union to discuss the university’s options moving forward.

Edward Lyon realized horticulture might be something more than a passion when his Madison, Wisconsin home had a vegetable garden, rose garden, fish pond and prairie, but no lawn. Lyon will have 17 acres to cultivate as he chooses when he begins his tenure as Reiman Gardens’ director Tuesday, replacing director Teresa McLaughlin, who has moved on to run the popular Nature Connects exhibit full-time. McLaughlin will continue to be an employee of Iowa State in the business and finance office, but her new position will focus on driving revenue for Reiman Gardens. Lyon said he plans to emphasize the educational possibilities at the garden. “I’m as interested in the educational component as I am the horticultural component,” Lyon said.

“Coming from a university setting and a university garden, I certainly put education as an extremely high priority.” Lyon refers to Reiman Gardens as a “hidden gem” and said he thinks he can bring more attention to the garden in the same way he did at his last to stops in Madison and Janesville, Wisconsin. “I like taking these gardens that are called ‘gems’ and bringing them more into the limelight,” Lyon said. Senior Vice President of Business and Finance Warren Madden said Iowa State interviewed four candidates for the job since last summer and concluded Lyon was the best fit. He agrees that education should be a priority at the garden. “As we move forward with Reiman Gardens, we want to strengthen the relationship with outreach programs,” Madden said. Both Madden and Lyon said the interview process

was extensive and comprehensive. A multi-disciplinary committee was charged with finding the right fit for the job. Staff and faculty from horticulture, the university administration and Reiman Gardens itself were all involved in the process. “One of the most important things is the kind of support system an organization has,” Lyon said. “To see that many people who want to be involved, that doesn’t happen often. The one word that just kept coming up time and time again was ‘opportunity’.” Jeff Iles, professor and department chair in horticulture, has known of Lyon for some time and worked with him on a limited basis. “[Lyon] has a wealth of experience,” Iles said. “He’s been around the block a time or two. Now that he’s here, we’re looking forward to seeing his vision.” Madden said one of Lyon’s first challenges will be the role he plays in the Green Space Project in connection with the stadium expansion. “We’re looking forward to someone who can continue to develop the garden,” Madden said. “President Leath wants the garden to continue to grow and develop its reputation locally and nationally.” In regards to Reiman Gardens’s past and future, Lyon said, “The first 20 years has been about baking the cake. Hopefully the next 20 will be about adding the frosting.”

Ernst to provide official GOP response, speak after State of the Union address By Alex.Hanson Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will deliver the official Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Republican leaders announced Thursday. At a news conference during a GOP retreat in Hershey, Pa., House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared alongside Ernst to make the announcement. “Sen. Ernst’s life is a quintessential ‘only-inAmerica’ story. She built a campaign by listening to the people of Iowa and focusing on their priorities, especially jobs and our still-struggling economy,” Boehner said. “She knows that our federal government is too big, our spending is too high, and our tax code is broken. And she knows first-hand the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make to keep us all safe in a dangerous world.” Ernst has officially been a senator for less than two weeks. At the news conference, Ernst said she was

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Senator Joni Ernst will deliver the official Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. This was decided just two weeks into Senator Ernst’s time in office.

honored to be chosen to give the official response. “I am truly honored to deliver the Republican address. It’s a long way from Red Oak, Iowa, to Washington, D.C. But now that I am here, I am excited to get to work in order to craft and implement real solutions as we chart a new path forward for our great nation,” Ernst said. “During this Congress, we must help grow a vibrant

economy, see to it that our veterans receive promised quality care and that our military has the tools to defend our nation’s security, and ensure the federal government begins to run more effectively and efficiently.” Ernst was elected in November to replace longtime Sen. Tom Harkin. The Republican senator from Red Oak is the first woman to ever be elected

to Congress from the state of Iowa. Ernst is a graduate of Iowa State University and later joined the Iowa Army National Guard. Ernst served in the Iowa State Senate from 2011-2014. The State of the Union is scheduled for Tuesday. Obama will deliver his remarks in front of a joint session of Congress at 8 p.m.


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Today’s Birthday (1/16/15)

You’re a rising star this year. Steady actions build your enterprise, income and social status. Expand networks and share your message after 3/20. Winter planning and completions lead to a springtime burst of creative collaboration. Enter a new partnership phase after 4/8. October’s eclipses illuminate educational opportunities and home priorities, respectively. Focus on love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries - 7

(March 21-April 19) Expand your perspective today and tomorrow. Study, read and research. Look at the big picture. Favor first-hand experience over theoretical views. Get team members involved.

Taurus - 6

(April 20-May 20) Focus on finances for the next two days. A dream begins to realize. Gather the materials you need. True up your course to make it happen. Rejuvenate your relationship by really listening. Work together.

Gemini - 7

(May 21-June 20) Honor and support your partner. Know the rules by heart. Postpone travel until after the job’s done. Don’t disturb a watchdog. Choose substance over symbolism. Count your money carefully.

Cancer - 8

(June 21-July 22) Turn your attention toward work today and tomorrow. The day could evaporate in distractions if allowed. Make a list and set priorities. A teacher helps. Listen to fears but don’t let them stop you.

Leo - 7

(July 23-Aug. 22) Today and tomorrow are good for love, fun and hanging with the kids. A little work pays off, but it could be tricky to maintain focus. Get an elder’s view in a disagreement about priorities. Relax and recharge.

Virgo - 7

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Take care of home and family for the next few days. Let a friend help. Watch where you’re going. Sort out your own feelings first. You’re entering a more domestic phase. Clean up a mess. Handle practical priorities.


Libra - 6

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Words get farther than actions, so keep it practical. Marketing, promotions and broadcasting get results. Support the team. A new trick doesn’t work. Don’t buy toys. Provide leadership.

Scorpio - 8

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today and tomorrow hold a profitable phase. Overspending could tempt, so guard against impulsiveness. In-person meetings work best. Pesky regulations interfere again.

Sagittarius - 8

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today and tomorrow you’ve got extra power. Take the spotlight. You’re strong, and getting stronger. Don’t spend until the check clears. Work smarter and a bit longer. Get something nice for yourself.

Capricorn - 5

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Contemplate potential outcomes. Decide what you want in the future. It’s not about money. Plan for satisfaction. Discover something you didn’t see before. Check things off your list.

Aquarius - 6

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Relax with friends over the next day or two. Resist the temptation to show off, while maintaining high standards. A dream seems unworkable. Friends offer comfort and advice. Make arrangements for later.

Pisces - 7

(Feb. 19-March 20) You’ll be held accountable the next few days, so go for reality over fantasy. Concentrate intently. If controversy arises, proceed with caution. Keep comments to yourself.

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Across 1 Sardine cousin 5 “My take is ...” 10 Princess from Amphipolis 14 Iota 15 One-up 16 “Head With Pipe” artist Nolde 17 Watchable, in a way 18 Jar for leafy vegetable storage? 20 2000s World #1 female golfer 22 Nurture 23 Word with cake or break 24 Actor Jackie’s pet fish? 27 “__ Love” (Maroon 5 hit) 29 Smoking, perhaps 30 Half a score 31 1959 novel in whose film version Mary Crane became Marion Crane 33 Giant 36 Rabbit’s friend 37 Opine ... or create four long answers in this puzzle? 41 Literary __ 42 More than hammer home 43 Video game segments

45 Jr.’s jr. 46 Spot for a soak 49 With 60-Down, only South Korean World Golf Hall of Fame inductee 50 Emulate an inveterate swindler? 53 Small songbird 54 Work on a canvas? 56 Unfortunate 57 Vessel with limited space? 61 Bard’s verb 62 “See Dad Run” star 63 Steer snagger 64 Mishmash 65 TripAdvisor alternative 66 “No worries” 67 White side, maybe

Down 1 More than peck 2 Head __ 3 Besides 4 Plymouth’s county 5 Org. with a multiring logo 6 “No __!” 7 Whitewater figure 8 Pitcher? 9 Green sage 10 Survey taker, at times 11 Text clarifier 12 Compliment on a

course 13 Antacid brand word 19 Old PC monitors 21 Martin’s start? 25 Hollywood glitterati 26 Sambuca flavoring 28 On a sugar high, say 31 Psychologist’s concern 32 Quaker Honey Graham __ 33 Toast, with “a” 34 U.S.-U.K. separator 35 “Truth is more of a stranger than fiction” writer 37 The works 38 Second section of Verdi’s “Requiem” 39 Fit nicely 40 Quarters, e.g. 44 Daffy Duck has one 46 Move on a screen 47 Shakespearean heiress 48 “But I digress ...” 50 Trainee 51 Marine predators 52 Bygone birds 53 Mango tango smoothie server 55 Prefix with cardial 58 Post-spill need 59 __-Aztecan languages 60 See 49-Across

ISU alumnus shares Iowa State Fair experience By Wendy.Cardwell An ISU alumnus now helps plan one of Iowa’s biggest events of the year: the Iowa State Fair. James Romer, ISU alumnus and vice president of the Iowa State Fair board, shared the past, present and future of the 161-year-old tradition with the ISU Retirees Association at the Alumni Center Thursday afternoon. “My favorite part about the fair is the memories in the past,” Romer said. Romer, who has been on the board for two years, said his time spent on the board showed him that half of the people who attend want to see new aspects and the other half want it to stay the exact same each year. “There is definitely a balance with keeping the tradition alive, but also finding those new avenues that attract more and more folks back to the fair,”

Romer said. The first fair was in Fairfield, Iowa in 1854, then moved in 1879 to Des Moines. The fair takes place in mid-August each year. There are several competitive and entertaining activities that take place during this time. Past fairs have featured a circus, concerts, wrestling and more. In 2006, Raven Symoné performed at the fair and drew a large crowd. Another main event that takes place is the outhouse races, which was named ESPN’s most unique contest. The 2014 fair featured new fair-favorite foods, such as funnel cake sticks, smoked brisket, bacon mac ‘n cheese, caprese salad on-a-stick, brownie blitz and the Three-Buck Bowl. There are several ways the Iowa State Fair Board plans its marketing strategies. Multiple marketing tactics are needed in order to get the word out for the fair.

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James Romer begins his presentation about the past and future of the Iowa State Fair on Thursday at the Alumni Center. Retired alumni met to hear presentation and voice questions and concerns.

“We are continuing to grow and expand our fair, so more and more people will enjoy it,” Romer said.”When the fair nears, we hand out advanced tickets to Hy-Vee and different organizations around town, so people become aware of buying tickets.” There are also positions available to work for the fair. A few of these include the manager’s office, board of directors, grandstand shows and numerous volunteer positions. The Blue Ribbon Foundation began in 1994. The Blue Ribbon Foundation has helped the Iowa State Fair raise funds that have helped it grow in success over the years. The foundation has gained more than $105,000,000 in revenue over the past two decades. Some of the previous projects that have been a

result of the blue ribbon foundation is the Grandstand, Pioneer Hall, HyVee Fun Forest, Cattle Barn, 4-H building, Museum Complex, etc. “I absolutely adore going to the fair,” said Marilyn Haynes, an audience member for the event. “Now that I have two grandchildren, my husband and I have to go the day before so we can do everything we want, then focus on the grandchildren when we bring them the next day.” About 50 members of the ISU Retirees Association attended the event. The association was formed in 1975 to provide a link between the university and all retired faculty, staff and their spouses. There are no membership dues, but members are required to show interest in participating in activities and programs.

ISU selected for $250 million engineering project By Emily.Stearney The Iowa State Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab has been selected to be part of a $250 million plan to create the Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites. Led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and funded by the Department of Energy, this initiative is the most recent in a series of partnerships aimed at improving American manufacturing and innovation. The project includes private companies, nonprofits and universities John Jackman, associate professor in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, explained Iowa State’s role in this nation-wide initiative. “The goal of this consortium is to focus on the advancement of composites. Our piece is wind energy,” Jackman said.

RIVALRY p1 “I wouldn’t use admire, I’d use respect as a word,” said junior guard Georges Niang. “I don’t really admire much they do.” Them’s fighting words. But despite falling to No. 22 Baylor on the road, Iowa State still has a legitimate shot to take the Big 12 title. That is, if they can knock off the reigning champs at home for the first time since that 2012 upset. Since then, the Cyclones and Jayhawks have played in two overtime games, one ending in controversy that triggered an apology from the Big 12. Each time the stakes seem to get higher as both teams

Iowa is the secondleading state for wind energy production, according to the lab’s website. Roughly 25 percent of Iowa electricity comes from wind energy. “Composites are a special class of material. For instance, new air crafts are made almost entirely out of composite material,” Jackman said. “The reason for that is that they have material characteristics such that they can out perform metals. They have both strength and light weight.” These qualities, when applied to wind turbines, would allow for a stronger, lighter blade to be produced, as well as reduce the cost of the blade. According to Jackman, making a blade for a wind turbine today is not only costly but also time-consuming. Therefore, the goal is to lower the cost of energy by lowering the cost of producing wind

turbines. One of the projects Jackman plans to present is to research a way to automate blade manufacturing to increase accuracy and reduce the number of human errors made in the manufacturing process. “We are working on devices that will automate that process, so we can get that kind of consistency that we need, so there are less problems down the line,” Jackman said. Huiyi Zhang, graduate student in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, conducts research in the Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab. “We want to try and make the manufacturing process more efficient,” Zhang said. Zhang is also working on improving the inspection process. “Blades can last for 20 to 25 years, but could be damaged before that,” Zhang said. “I am research-

ing ways to improve the routine inspection of the blades.” Hairline cracks in the blades can shorten the life of the turbine, which can be costly and waste a large amount of material. It is hoped some of the new materials developed can alleviate the problem. After collaborating with other universities and businesses, the manufacturing lab will present project ideas to the Department of Energy, and if all goes smoothly, a formal process to plan the projects will begin. Once a lengthy proposal has been made and approved, the projects can take two to three years, if no problems arise, excluding time spent planning. Despite its physical size and the complexity of its projects, the student body should be expecting big advancements from the Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab.

climb the rankings and try to survive a grueling Big 12 schedule. “Last year, we came up short to Kansas in here,” said sophomore guard Monté Morris. “This time we’re coming off a loss and we’ll just come out and try to throw the first punch and get the crowd into it early. We’re going to come out hungrier than ever and try to tie for first place in the Big 12.” But for the first time ever, Iowa State will deal with a distraction that may best show how big the rivalry with the Jayhawks has become: ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to Ames. The day-long event features two hour-long shows in the morning with

around-the-clock coverage from Hilton, putting the rivalry on a national stage. The Jayhawks present another gritty matchup for the Cyclones, starting the season 14-2 with a 3-0 start to the Big 12 season. With similar games that yielded different results against Baylor — Kansas a onepoint win and Iowa State a one-point loss on the road — the hype leading into the 8 p.m. matchup will only be amplified. “We just have to understand it’s just anther big game,” said junior guard Naz Long. “It’s Kansas, you can’t get any more hype than that.” If history is any indication, the bigger the stage, the better the game. When the doors open at 7

a.m. Saturday for GameDay, the stage will be set as perhaps the biggest its ever been. A win for Iowa State could mark the steady growth of a rivalry. A loss may show that Kansas is on its way to an 11th-straight championship. The national attention shows this is no longer just an average Big 12 game. “It’s a big game for us, it’s a big game for them,” Hoiberg said. “If you want to be in a position to win the conference championship, you have to go at it with the attitude that you can beat everybody at home … We’re still in good shape but it’s still important to take care of business [Saturday].”


to connect organizations to users. “Our plan is to access the users by July and get feedback from them to help us update it,” Liu said. The prize for winning this contest is a free 2015 spring trip to the Prezi and Tilt San Francisco offices, where they will have a chance to network and receive advice from tech industry insiders. Also, upon university approval, Iowa State University can receive free Prezi EDU PRO licenses for a duration of one year for their entire population of students, staff and faculty. Burnside wasn’t sure the exact date of when the Prezi feature will be available because the ISU IT and Prezi EDU are still working on the matter, but he estimates sometime this spring. Anybody with an extension will have access to the awarded service.

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Dequan Burnside, junior in software engineering, and Mac Liu, sophomore in computer science, created a mobile application for Prezi and Tilt’s Canvas My Campus competition.

paigning for votes and had two weeks to raise money. There were more than 100 presentations and Prezi and Tilt initially selected the top 40. Two teams won — one by public vote and one by staffselection. Burnside and Liu won the public contribution. The presentation they made was an app to connect students to the community. “I kind of found a need of making this app for the students on campus,” Burnside said. “By using this app, students don’t have to go to the actual websites of any activities. You will be able to connect to your favorite organizations and clubs once you fill out the application.” The pair is still working on developing the app. The majority of the structure is built and they plan



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Writing only to make a profit or meet a deadline can lead to bland or unimportant literature. Be conscientious of your work and what you produce.

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Write well or don’t write at all By Michael.Glawe


s an infant of an idea, this column was conceived as a lengthy diatribe against the poor state of writing now inundating online publication. To be honest, I am not a perfect writer — though I wake up everyday revolting against the possibility that I will never be good enough — and who am I to critique a brother or sister of my profession? I suppose my real intention, the final destiny of this piece, is not to cement myself among the higher echelons of the writing profession, or even to assume the pulpit pounder of my inherent elitism, but to prevent the complete obliteration of good writing. Everywhere I look, I see the constituents of my generation, so named the “millennials,” publishing at a rapid patter their sob love stories, endless lists dictating identities and advising lifestyles, and the raunchy escapades of someone I don’t care about. Authorship is evolving into an ultimately meaningless organ fueled, in turn, by poor readership. Sell

what sells, I suppose. How prophetic E.B. White was when he reflected upon the new breed of writers, “The volume of writing is enormous, these days, and much of it has a sort of windiness about it, almost as though the author were in a state of euphoria. ‘Spontaneous me,’ sang Whitman, and, in his innocence, let loose the hordes of uninspired scribblers who would one day confuse spontaneity with genius.” This is not, however, an all-effecting condition. At the fringes, there exist skilled and inventive millennial writers who have established their own style in their own voice. Surely there is a space for them in the heart of literature. Just as well, it is frivolous to bemoan the drastic change in writing styles — that seems entirely inevitable. But the advent of personal computers and the Internet has brought forth monsters: blogs for the unpalatable — and sometimes unreadable—, flimsy arguments propped by unreliable evidence and, of course, the violent crusaders commenting on each and every publication. That isn’t to say we are

completely crooked. Saliently, in the spirit of free speech, I welcome the exchange of ideas, as any inheritor of the Enlightenment would. Those principles include crookedness and oddity. Ironically, though, I despise those who write carelessly and blandly because you might as well not write at all. As writers, thinkers and readers we must ask ourselves, “What is interesting? What deserves to be discussed?” Rebecca West, assuming her role as a literary critic, once said in a puncturing essay on harsh criticism, “If we can offer the mind of the world nothing else we can offer it our silence.” Good writing is not merely an embellishment, but the essence of the idea conveyed to the reader. Frivolous writing handicaps the readers and decreases their propensity to read seriously. It is probably necessary, then, to criticize bad reading as well. If we readers demand that our scribblers dumb down their work, we put ourselves in grave disposition. Our minds accustomed to the easy and unchallenging piffle, we gradually perpetuate the business of

writing, rather than the art of writing. A marriage has commenced between bad writing and bad reading, and one wonders who plays off of who. As readers, we should demand more from our writers. As writers, we can expect a higher standard of writing both for our peers and ourselves. Millennial writing certainly shouldn’t be rendered hostage to literary elitism, but it can hold itself to a certain excellence. There are difficulties, impasses and obstacles to climbing the mountain of writing. To ignore the obvious challenge of differentiation is to miss the purpose of climbing in the first place. As writers — no, wait, as artists — the climb can be everlasting. Throughout our writing career, we silently and desperately tear at the umbilical cord connecting us to Shakespeare or Cervantes or Melville. By reconciling with our forebears, perhaps we may endure the struggle. But that doesn’t mean we have to abandon the beautiful writing of old for the sake of uniqueness, or for the sake of the business model, or worst of all, expedience.


Necessary changes move Daily forward By Stephen.Koenigsfeld


y now, some of you who read the print edition of the Iowa State Daily have noticed some pretty drastic changes. So, as the editor of the Daily, I felt inclined to let everyone know about those changes you’ve been seeing, about the ones you might not see every day, and why we’ve decided to go down those roads. To start off, not every single page in the paper is in color anymore. Yes, that is intentional and not just a mistake with our printer. Like other organizations throughout the country, both professional and collegiate, our budget has shrunk. Keeping that in mind, we’ve had to cut some of our costs and printing color in our

paper was one sacrifice we had to make. With that being said, we have not sacrificed the quality or quantity of content that we put in the Daily. We’re continuing to learn how to play by this ever-changing profession’s rules and after the first week of the semester, I’m confident we’re heading down the right path. When it comes to the de-

sign of the paper, our designers have worked with professionals from the Des Moines Register, among others and have spent hours on research, to make sure we’re giving you the content you want to see in a way that is pleasing to your eyes. Without color on some of the pages, design is crucial to keep you on the information you need to know about. Finally, sometimes a page will be in color one day and then black and white the next day. Pages one and eight will always be in color to catch your eye on what is on the front page every day. If an advertiser chooses to purchase an ad in color rather than black and white, that makes the page with the ad on it in color as well. We understand this might not always look the best but

we’re still working to provide you with the best content in the best looking ways. Another major change to the Daily semester is not so much a physical change. Before ISU students were back in Ames, editors and content creators for the Daily were back at work a week prior to classes. We have made it a priority to be more intentional with how we manage the Iowa State Daily Media Group, ranging from training to accuracy in our reporting. With all of this said, I feel extremely confident in the team that is in place for the 201415 school year to enact these changes and move the Daily forward in this ever-changing industry. We thank you for your readership and patience during this time of transition. Have a great 2015.

’80s sci-fi technology becomes reality By Madison.Ward


lthough 2015 is only a few days old and is new to most of us, fans of one particular 1989 flick have been here before — kind of. “Back to the Future,” made in 1985, and “Back to the Future 2,” made in 1989, are ‘80s classics about a teen named Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, who travels through time thanks to the time-machine DeLorean created by Doc Brown, Christopher Lloyd. In the original film, McFly travels to the ‘50s, a decade which already happened, so they knew

all the details about the time. However in the sequel, McFly time travels in the opposite direction and lands himself in a time we all now know: 2015. Upon a recent viewing of the film, I noticed some things that have actually been developed since the film came out in theaters, like video conferencing, flat screen TV’s, fingerprint identification technology, drones and 3D technology. After compiling a list of all these technological advancements, I noticed that basically all the things depicted as futuristic in the film have been in existence and have been developed further. We have video conferencing and fingerprint technology

on our phones, 3D has become expected —with just about every film these days coming out in 3D— and Amazon has started delivering packages with drones. In a lot of ways we are ahead of where this film guessed we would be by now with the exception of the things in the movie that we don’t have— and I think for good reason. For example, hover boards. Can you imagine those things flying around campus? The number of skateboards and longboards are bad enough. Self-lacing shoes? If we had these I would label them a waste of technology for sure. Let’s cure cancer first. Flying

cars? Flying road-rage? I’ll pass. And fax machines and telephone booths? They’re obsolete. For whatever reason, the movie frequently shows people using fax machines and telephone booths in 2015, which I find hilarious since they are so out of date that almost anyone walking around campus today has probably never used them. All of this being said, based upon this particular guesstimate of what 2015 would look like, I think we are ahead of the game. Of course, who knows what the year will bring, due to the fact that 2015 is still in its infancy, but from a technological stand point, I think we are ahead of the future.

As men’s basketball prepares for its duel with Kansas, the student body is perhaps more focused on the pregame activities. For the first time in school history, Iowa State University will host College GameDay, and the line to get in is already forming at Hilton Coliseum. The popular national sports pregame show travels to college towns that are hosting the most “high profile” game of the week for both college football and basketball. College GameDay is a panel that consists of basketball analysts — some former players and coaches — who discuss the week’s game and choose winners all the while fans fill seats, cheer and hold up signs in the background. Because of the prestige and attention that comes with hosting the popular ESPN program, this is a huge step forward for the men’s basketball team and the university as a whole. In addition to the rankings, Big 12 championship and tournament appearances, Iowa State now has another accomplishment to add to its basketball resumé. The hosting of College GameDay also shows the growth of the rivalry with Kansas’ men’s basketball program. The Worldwide Leader in Sports has recognized the prestige of both the program and the atmosphere that Hilton Coliseum provides. All of these recognitions, in addition to the conference titles and tournament appearances, are about time for ISU fans. It’s been a snowball effect in terms of anticipation for the nation to recognize the university on the same level as Duke, Texas, Kentucky, UConn and so many more schools who have had the College GameDay experience. However, with that in mind, know that your actions at Hilton will be a direct representation of our university, so conduct yourself in the same manner that you would if you were not being granted this relative anonymity. That includes your personal conduct as well as the most highly anticipated part of the event: making and displaying your own “GameDay sign.” There have been several past instances where signs have displayed vulgar or profane language. While these signs are designed to be funny — and very well may be — keep in mind that the show is nationally televised and millions of college basketball fans across the country will know that Iowa State University students lack the tact and class to conduct themselves as adults if they choose to go down the road of childishness. Not all Cyclone fans are adults and the younger ones should have an appropriate environment in which to enjoy the day. This isn’t meant to be a mothering editorial. We aren’t here to tell you how to act, what to put on your signs and to be respectful of the other team. Go out, have fun and represent the university in a fashion that many fans have felt it deserves. It’s been a long time coming for all Iowa State fans with much anticipation leading up to the weekend. All we are here to do is to remind you just how high-level this event is and that all actions on GameDay will directly impact how other college basketball fans view Iowa State. Show them the best version of Cyclone Nation. Show them the passion that lives inside of Hilton Coliseum. Most importantly, display a level of class that will make Iowa State and the Ames community proud.

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For the first time, Hilton Coliseum will host ESPN College GameDay on Saturday, prior to the matchup between Iowa State and Kansas. Tip off for the game is scheduled at 8 p.m.

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GAMEDAY GOODS: As Iowa State prepares to host ESPN’s College GameDay for the first time, here are a list of things to know to make GameDay run smoothly: —Enter through North doors only —Seating will be in the North, East and West sides of the lower bowl on a firstcome, first-serve basis —Fans are encouraged

to bring signs and all will be approved by ESPN’s security staff —Signs cannot be on poles or sticks —Signs must be respectful to coaches, student-athletes and officials —All attendees must move cars from lots and exit Hilton by noon before re-entry for the game at 6 p.m.

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ESPN’s basketball College GameDay premiered in Storrs, Conn. covering the matchup between No. 17 Pittsburg Panthers and No. 13 UConn Huskies.

Feb. 13, 2010 The largest crowd attendance at a GameDay morning show occurred at the matchup between No. 12 Tennesee Volunteers and No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats in Kentucky with a total of 22,144 people.

Feb. 27, 2010 The largest crowd attendance at a GameDay game occurred at the matchup between No. 7 Villanova Wildcasts and No. 4 Syracuse Oranga in New York with a total of 34,616 people.

TIMELINE: 7 a.m.: Hilton Coliseum doors open to the public —North doors only —Admission is free —All seating is general admission —Parking in lots C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, D1, D2, D3 and D4 9 a.m.: ESPN College GameDay broadcast begins

—Concludes at 11 a.m. —All vehicles must be removed from Hilton Coliseum parking lots by noon 6 p.m.: Hilton Coliseum doors open for game vs. Kansas 7 p.m.: ESPN Pregame Show begins —Show concludes at 8 p.m.

—Portions of the show will be aired on the videoboard during pregame 8 p.m.: No. 11 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Kansas on ESPN —ESPN hosts live halftime show —America’s Got Talent winners, The Olate Dogs, will perform during halftime


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Redshirt senior Luke Goettl faces off against Iowa’s Michael Kelly on Nov. 29. Goettl lost a lead late in the third period after a reversal, then near-fall combination by Kelly, losing the 157-pound match 11-6 in the Cy-Hawk Series duel.

Wrestling, gymnastics unite in unique event By Beau.Berkley The events set to unfold inside Hilton Coliseum this Sunday are shaping up to be a beautiful thing. That is, however, dependent on fans’ definition of “beauty.” Unique to Iowa State, the Cyclones will host the Beauty and the Beast event Sunday, which consists of a wrestling dual taking place simultaneously with a gymnastics meet. The event first debuted in 2006, taking place periodically since then.

“The Beauty and the Beast is a great event for the state of Iowa, it’s a great event for Iowa State and we always have fans that come out in great numbers, so it’s an exciting time for us,” said ISU wrestling coach Kevin Jackson. Both small sports in comparison to revenue giants football and basketball, Beauty and the Beast opens up the entire floor of Hilton Coliseum for both events, filling the stands a bit more than usual. “Both sports are not huge, money drawing

sports like football or basketball, so when you put them together maybe you can get a lot of people in the stands,” said 157-pounder Luke Goettl. From a wrestling standpoint, it might be easy to become an observer and maybe that’s where the key lies for the Cyclones as they take on No. 8 Virginia Tech. “I guarantee they’ve never had a dual like the Beauty and the Beast, unless they’ve been here before,” Goettl said. Goettl said that at the end of the day, his team is

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Redshirt senior distance runner Katy Moen runs during the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 14, 2014 at Lied Recreation Athletic Center. Moen begins her final indoor season at the Holiday Inn Invitational on Friday.

there to wrestle, not watch and that’s perhaps true of the Hokies’ thoughts as well. Virginia Tech will bring seven ranked wrestlers with them on their trek to Ames, including five in the top ten of their respective weight classes. The only blemish on their schedule thus far is a 20-15 loss to reigning NCAA champ Penn State. Jackson said he expects a few matches could go either way and could potentially play a vital role in the final outcome, weights such

as Goettl at 157 pounds, Tanner Weatherman at 174 and Lelund Weatherspoon at 184 pounds. The Cyclones are coming off of a 41-3 dual win against Penn and will undoubtedly want to duplicate the success found Sunday, which included seven bonus point victories, but that seems unlikely as Virginia Tech will prove to be more formidable than Penn at most weights. But the Cyclones might have something else working in their favor. “I think it’s great how

they have the vault right behind the other team’s bench, I think that’s beautiful,” Jackson said. “I don’t know who came up with that but it’s a great distraction and I think its a great environment, but I think it benefits us more than the other guys.” But Jackson was quick to note that there might be some bright eyes on his side of the mat as well. “There are still some guys on our team that haven’t seen it, so they’re going to have to adjust to that.”

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Redshirt senior Cameron Ostrowski finished out the 2014 season as the Big 12 champion for the men’s indoor track and field high jump, with a final jump of 2.23 meters. Ostrowski makes his first 2015 debut Friday.

An invitational insight Track meets new hurdles Women’s track meet allows peek into 2015 season Men’s upcoming opener offers more competition By Kyle.Heim In a team-packed event, the ISU women’s track and field team will get its first peek into the 2015 season at the Holiday Inn Invitational. One of the big headlines for Iowa State at the event will be the performances of the sprinters and distance runners. This year’s sprinting squad will be without Ese Okoro, who finished last season as a first-team All-American in the 400 hurdles, along with three of the four runners who qualified for the first round of NCAA’s in the 4x400-meter relay. The sprinters do, however, return with ISU record holder in the 400-meter dash, senior Kendra White. White earned that record during her first competition last season at the Bill Bergan Invitational in Ames. White ran the event in 54.11 seconds and she hopes to break her own record in this year’s opener. “I’ve been focusing on maintaining my strength and I just started working on speed work, so that

might play a big part in me running the [200-meter dash] as well,” White said. “I’ve just been focusing on speed endurance because from last year, me and my coach both noticed that I could do a little better toward the end of my race versus the beginning.” Junior Kaci Storm and Central Connecticut transfer Alyssa Gonzalez will join White on this year’s squad. ISU assistant coach Glenn Smith plans to use the first few meets of the season as a guiding point for the second half of the season. “We’ve got a couple new people, or people doing new events,” Smith said. “Alyssa is a new one and then Kaci is just exploring more in the 400-meters. I’m just kind of hoping to get an idea of where they’re at and hoping they’re starting off well. For Kendra, to get a race on her belt, so she feels more comfortable for next weekend.” Kendra White is the anchor and most experienced runner of the group and will be relied upon to lead the other sprinters throughout competition events this season. “Kendra has made a

lot of progress this year ... I think she’s really matured a lot as an athlete. She was quite good last year, but I think she’s made a lot of gains in technique. I expect her to score well in the 400-meters and make a big impact on the distance medley relay, [which] will be a good event for us this year.” The distance group is on the opposite side of the spectrum, as it is one of the deepest in the nation. The heart of the group features a collection of runners that finished runner-up at the cross country NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 22. For redshirt senior Katy Moen, who earned the outdoor 5K and 10K titles last season, she hopes to continue improving upon her performances during both her final indoor and outdoor seasons. “I’ll [meet those goals] by continuing to live the lifestyle, log the miles, take care of myself and believing in the coaches and the program,” Moen said. The Holiday Inn Invitational will take place Friday and Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

By Trey.Alessio Track is back, and for the ISU men’s squad, it’s a transition period at practice. “Practice has been all about making our legs stronger and a little bit about building endurance,” said sophomore Derek Jones. “But it’s mostly been speed stuff. We’re pretty much done with the grueling practices. It’s just more about trusting that we’ve built a good foundation now.” Jones will be running in the open 400-meter as well as the 4x400 relay. During his freshman stint, he rose to eighth all-time on the ISU 400-meter hurdles list with his third place, 51.02-second finish at the outdoor Big 12 Championship. Jones hopes to finish right where he left off last year. “My goal is to just start with a good time from last year,” Jones said. “In the open-4, I’d really like to solidify a good time, not only to stay on those ‘relay legs,’ but to build the confidence up in my mind that progress

is inevitable.” For ISU assistant coach Glenn Smith, this first meet will be a test. He said the sprinters and hurdlers have been getting ready to go and they are looking forward to this first meet of the indoor season. “We’ve started to narrow into doing a little bit of specific speed-work—just trying to sharpen up a little bit,” Smith said. “It’s kind of a gradual progression to get to the point where they’re doing a lot of maximumspeed work and getting ready to compete. We’ve been preparing the best we can, and the first meet will be the test.” Last year’s opener was more of a tune-up than a test. Iowa State finished first nine times at the Holiday Classic in 2013, but Smith said that last year was different. “It was a December meet, and there were a lot of small schools at it,” Smith said. “This one will be a lot more competitive than it was last year… If we got that many wins this year, we would be really happy, but probably a little less likely.” According to Smith, Kansas and Nebraska will

be at this year’s Holiday Inn Invitational along with some other junior colleges. The Cyclones are returning three NCAA qualifiers including All-American Edward Kemboi in the 800-meter, second team AllAmerican Cam Ostrowski in the high jump and Jan Jeuschede in the shot put. They all hope to make their mark on this weekend’s opener. “Obviously, you want to start off strong; you want to get off on the right foot,” redshirt senior Ostrowski said. “I think those meets are a good test to see where everyone’s at, and you can build off of that from there.” Ostrowski will not be making the trip to Lincoln, Nebraska because he is fighting an ankle injury, during which will be making plans to come back from for the Jan. 24 meet. “We’re just trying to see where they’re at, and I hope it’s at the level that I think it is and if not, we’ll know where to go from there,” Smith said. “I feel pretty good about where we’re at so far.” Iowa State will head to Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday for its first indoor meet of the season.



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for them to have the same opportunities as other kids in our community,” Wade said. ISU 4U Promise will not only provide opportunity to fund higher education, but improve the schools overall. “In addition, we will have student teachers and faculty members from the school of education involved in the Moulton and King schools,” Hill said. “We will have teachers there to give instruction and additional support.” About $2 million will

schools in the area. “We’re very heavy in poverty in our neighborhood,” said Andrew Wade, the dean of students at Moulton. “We have so many different cultures and languages spoken in our school. So we’re very diverse, both socially and economically.” Wade said the environment of the students makes it difficult for them to even consider college as a possibility. “It’s opening up a door

be needed every year to support these students. The university’s main role is to fund the money, which will be done by private fundraising. “We’re gearing up,” Hill said. “We’ve got seven years from now to do fundraising and get that money. We feel really confident we’ll be able to do that.” Hill said the award only funds a four-year tuition and not the other fees associated with attending college full-time. In order for this program to be approved, sever-




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Most cases of the flu won’t require a visit to the doctor. Call your doctor if you experience worsening symptoms like: increased cough with shortness of breath or periods of prolonged fever greater than 101oF that aren’t relieved by taking over-the-counter, fever-reducing medications. For all your health needs, visit the Thielen Student Health Center at


Here is today's PDF version of the Iowa State Daily.


Here is today's PDF version of the Iowa State Daily.