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Lecture: Police chief presents on family violence By Frances Myers Daily staff writer On Thursday, Ames Police Chief Chuck Cychosz will be speaking at a lecture titled “Confronting Family Violence and Sexual Assault: Community Responses.” Cychosz will be discussing community efforts and best practices for handling violence against women. Jerry Stewart, director of the Department of Public Safety at Iowa State, as well as representatives from Youth and Shelter Services, the Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support and the Story County Sexual Assault Response Team will participate in the discussion. The lecture is being held as part of the Women & Gender Studies Program 35th Anniversary Celebration. It is cosponsored by the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center, Women & Gender Studies Program and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by the Government of the Student Body. One of the center’s missions is to create an awareness of various issues that affect women. The discussion will be at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union, and it is free to attend.
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At a welcoming dinner at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Xi Jinping, vice president of the People’s Republic of China, and Terry Branstad, governor of Iowa, welcomed and thanked the nearly 650 guests and dignitaries in attendance. Branstad addressed the audience in English, Xi, in Chinese, as translators shared the intended messages with the multilingual crowd. “Thank you Vice President Xi for accepting our invitation to visit Iowa,” Branstad said, “to visit old friends and meet new ones.” Branstad spoke of the Hebei province of China and the state of Iowa becoming Sister States in 1983 and how he is glad of the opportunity to “foster an even deeper friendship ... one that will continue to grow and benefit our people.” Branstad, who was also the Iowa governor when Xi visited Iowa in 1985, said that Iowans were “pleased” to see Xi rise to a high position in the “great nation of China.” Xi is predicted to become the next president of the People’s Republic of China. He visited President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday and met with members of Congress early on Wednesday. “Mr. Xi has an interesting history,” said Charles Dobbs, ISU professor of
Photo: Charlie Neibergall/The Associated Press Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (left) and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad raise their glasses during a toast at a formal dinner in the rotunda at the Iowa Statehouse Wednesday in Des Moines.
modern Asian history, in an email. “He is the son of a former high-level functionary and he benefitted, growing up, from that connection — what the Chinese like to call a ‘princeling.’” After Branstad raised his glass in a toast to the “friendship” between Iowa and China, Xi took his place at the podium to standing applause. “Ladies and gentleman, dear friends, good evening,” Xi began. “Coming to Iowa brings back many fond memories.” Xi said that his visit to the United
Photo: Yue Wu/Iowa State Daily Several Chinese residents from Ames gather together outside the Marriott City Center in Des Moines to wait for Xi Jinping.
Students learn real skills at farm AG 450 Farm gives chance for practical work experience By Randi.Reeder @iowastatedaily.com They say not all learning is done in the classroom, and that is definitely the case with AG 450 Farm. AG 450 Farm is a senior-level class that is a required capstone course for agricultural studies majors. The AG 450 Farm is the one and only completely student-ran farm at a university in the nation. This farm gives students the opportunity to be involved in everyday management decisions and practices of a typical farm in central Iowa. If a person pulls up on the 450 Farm on a Thursday afternoon while class is in session, the first thing they will see is about 50 vehicles parked all around the farm. Depending on the day, there could be a lot of activity, but if it is a cold February day with not a lot of outdoor work to be done, most of the students will be in committee meetings deciding on what they want to do with the farm that semester. “Farm management and operations [are] key, the farm must be managed and operated correctly,”said assistant professor Thomas Paulsen, the lead professor for the class. “A lot of kids that take this class have helped out at home on the farm. They’ve ran the machinery, they’ve done all of that, but they have not had the opportunity to make decisions that really impact the farm. For most, this is the first time.” The class meets twice a week on Tuesdays and
Photo: Bryan Besler/Iowa State Daily Benjamin Metcalf and Mara Budweg, both seniors in agricultural studies, show off a pair of piglets from the AG 450 farm.
Thursdays. On Tuesdays, they meet in Curtiss Hall from 1:10 p.m. to 3 p.m. From 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. they hold business meetings or work on the farm. Thursdays the class is at the farm the entire time working on managing and getting other things done around the farm. The farm is supervised by Greg Vogel, who lives on the site and has been the farm manager for over
25 years. There is also a student worker who takes care of the farm when class is not in session and during university holidays. This semester, with 50 students, it is one of the largest groups the class has had. The class is divided into committees and each
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THURSDAY Who Owns Life? Research Liberty, Traditional Knowledge and Piracy When: Noon What: “Ethical Analysis of Objibway Objections to Wild Rice Research,” Robert Streiffer, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Where: South Ballroom, Memorial Union
Who Owns Life? Gene Patents in Law, Ethics and Policy When: 3 p.m. What: “Changing Tides or A Drop in the Bucket? Challenges to Plant Patenting in the U.S. and Abroad,” Margo Bagley, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Where: South Ballroom, Memorial Union Sustainable Farming and the Fine Wine Industry When: 6 p.m. What: Trent Preszler is CEO of Bedell Cellars, a winery on Long Island, N.Y., that pursues sustainability in all farming, winemaking, and business practices. Where: Campanile Room, Memorial Union
The Vagina Monologues When: 6 p.m. What: The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/ playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Where: Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union
ARTS & CRAFTS: Forging basic metals into brilliant jewelry Jill Johnson, of Vinton, Iowa, works on a pendant during a beginning metals class on Wednesday at the Workspace in the Memorial Union.
TV schedule THURSDAY
Wipeout 7 p.m. ABC American Idol 7 p.m. FOX Big Bang Theory 7 p.m. CBS Grey’s Anatomy 8 p.m. ABC The Secret Circle 8 p.m. The CW
Shark Tank 7 p.m. ABC Kitchen Nightmares 7 p.m. FOX Undercover Boss 7 p.m. CBS Nikita 8 p.m. The CW Semi-Pro 10 p.m. Bravo
The Wedding Planner 2 p.m. The CW The Replacements 3 p.m. ION Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 5 p.m. FX Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs 6 p.m. Cartoon Network
Once Upon a Time 7 p.m. ABC The Simpsons 7 p.m. FOX Amazing Race 20 7 p.m. CBS Family Guy 8 p.m. FOX Celebrity Apprentice 8 p.m. WHO
Police Blotter: Feb. 14
Confronting Family Violence and Sexual Assault: Community Responses When: 7 p.m. What: Ames Police chief Chuck Cychosz will discuss community efforts and best practices for handling violence against women. Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union
FRIDAY Planetarium Show When: 7 p.m. What: Are you curious about space? Do you wonder about what you can see in the night sky? If so, bring your questions and come to the ISU Planetarium to learn more. The show is suitable for all ages and will be followed by a stargazing session. Where: ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall
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Charity Skate When: 8:30 p.m. What: Support the community and have a fun night of ice skating with friends. The annual Charity Skate, hosted by honor society Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma, offers a night on the ice, games and door prizes. Cost: Only two nonperishable food items. Where: Ames/ISU Ice Arena
Malachi Woods, 22, of Roland, Iowa, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, violation of the drug tax stamp act and possession with intent to deliver (reported at 9:55 a.m.). Damario Page, 20, of
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Milwaukee, Wis., was arrested and charged with assault (simple) (reported at 3:45 p.m.). Jeremy McCorley, 22, homeless, was arrested and charged with violation of the drug stamp act, delivery of ecstasy and manufacturing marijuana (reported at 6:30 p.m.).
A vehicle driven by Colin Sonnichsen collided with a fence on Beach Avenue (reported at 9:28 p.m.). A resident reported receiving harassing text messages at Wilson Hall (reported at 10:08 p.m.). Courtney Sandeman, 20, of Creston, Iowa, was arrested
and charged with unlawful possession of a prescription drug (reported at 10:36 p.m.). Nathan Darling, 21, 2644 Hunt St., was arrested and charged with drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (reported at 10:37 p.m.).
Celebrity News Notes and events. Authorities probing Whitney Houston prescriptions Authorities are trying to determine the source of pop superstar Whitney Houston’s prescription medication found in the hotel room where she died, officials said. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has issued subpoenas seeking Houston’s medical records and her prescriptions, said Ed Winter, assistant chief coroner, on Wednesday. Investigators are also contacting pharmacies where the prescriptions were filled, he said. Houston, 48, was found dead in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammys bash at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.. Speculation has grown over the cause of her death, which has not been determined pending the outcome of toxicology tests that could take weeks. Winter has said that while medication was found in the room, the amount was less than that usually present in overdose deaths. “I know there are reports that she maybe was drowned or did she overdose, but we won’t make a final determination until all the tests are in,” Winter said earlier. He ruled out foul play and
said there were no injuries to Houston’s body. The prescriptions found in the room were in Houston’s name, Winter told CNN’s Don Lemon Wednesday. By contacting the doctors, investigators are attempting to verify the prescriptions and find out if there were any more. Several doctors have been contacted in California and other states, along with pharmacies, he said. All were cooperating.
Adele ready to get back in the studio Adele mentioned in the March issue of Vogue that she was going to take a break for about “four or five years,” but the singer seems to have amended that to five days. In a bubbly blog post on her site — titled “5 was my favorite number but now it’s 6” — the 23-year-old relishes her six wins at the Grammys on Sunday. “I’m absolutely flabbergasted. In between laughing my head off, welling up, needing to sit down and trying to maintain an open fire ... I keep having flashbacks to Sunday night,” she writes. “The most incredible night of my life.” Even though we all know how much of a success Adele was in 2011, she swears she did not
think she stood a chance at the awards ceremony. After issuing more gratitude, particularly toward her fans, she writes, “The night itself was so amazing, I met so many incredible people and everyone we’ve lost this year were on our minds and in our hearts, and it was lovely to remember them all together as fans and friends.” Next up, after a few days of rest for the singer, are the Brit Awards, and then “it’s straight into the studio,” she writes. “Five years? More like five days!”
Justin Bieber meets the ‘Mrs.’ If you still were not feeling the love on Valentine’s Day, this story should help: 6-year-old Avalanna Routh, who is battling cancer, got the chance to meet her dream date, none other than pop star Justin Bieber. Routh has a rare form of brain cancer called AT/RT, and according to the New York Daily News, the staff at the 6-year-old’s Boston treatment center threw her a pretend wedding in which she “married” a cutout of the 17-year-old pop star. Thanks to a Facebook page Routh’s mom started called “Get Avalanna to Meet Justin Bieber,” the singer learned that
he had a special super-fan out in Massachusetts. On Monday, Bieber flew Routh and her family out to New York for a sweet pre-Valentine’s Day date filled with games, cupcakes and candy — as well as a smooch. It seems Routh is now for sure Bieber’s pretend wife.
Chris Brown: ‘I’m not going anywhere’ Some who tuned in to Sunday’s Grammys were not happy to see Chris Brown take the stage — twice to perform and a third time to accept the best R&B album award — and it appears the artist has not held back in response. According to Mashable.com, which has an image of one of the tweets the 22-year-old singer posted Tuesday afternoon before deleting them, “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F*** OFF!” CNN has reached out to Brown’s rep, who has not responded as of press time. He followed that up Wednesday with a message to the press: “Dear media...Ur plan is not working. I’m not going anywhere so get used to me.”
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Online textbooks scam students issues of Internet piracy and identity theft. Touch Textbooks is a second generation site from other known phishing sites like MyPadMedia, which are probably located in Russia, Ukraine or China. Touch Textbooks is big, international and far away, so little can be done about it. Schmidt said, “The U.S. is so far behind in trying to prevent Internet crime and scams. Every day people fall for stuff. We are in a terrible position as a country and not doing what we need to do to protect consumers from fraud. This is an organization running a scam that keeps changing their name. It is unclear if they are stealing credit card information or just not giving you what they say they will.” Once the membership is purchased, the supposed online textbooks are actually PDF files, and the 3 million titles dwindle down to just 70,000. Through the process, the site either violates international copyright law or identity theft. Many students might won-
By Ashley.Seaton @iowastatedaily.com The newest Internet scam aimed at vulnerable college students is a website and online database called “Touch Textbooks,” which claims to offer over 3 million textbook titles available for download after a one time membership registration fee of $49.95. The site is self-proclaimed “verified by Visa” and “safe and secure.” There are even reviews listed on blogs and other consumer websites claiming the legitimacy of Touch Textbooks, but students are being warned to not be fooled. “This site has nothing except Touch Textbook material, so it’s not ‘unbiased,’” said Steffen Schmidt, university professor of political science, regarding a review site titled “Unbiased Touch Textbook Review.” “This is a way for people to feel like there is a real discussion going on. It is obviously them posting. You can’t rely on any of this.” Schmidt also teaches a class titled “Electronic Democracy” which discusses
der why anyone would fall for such a scam. But with increasing college expenses and textbook prices, students say they will look anywhere for a good deal. “I spent over $800 on my textbooks last semester after buying them from the Iowa State bookstore,” said Janessa Thomas, freshman in genetics. “Next semester I will probably look for better deals on Amazon or other online sources. I understand that there are scam sites out there, but for cheaper prices, it’s definitely worth the extra research.” John Wierson, program coordinator at the University Book Store said that while textbooks can be a financial burden, Iowa State’s bookstore is doing everything it can to provide students reliable service while keeping costs down. “We ourselves have a price compare on our website so we are very transparent,” Wierson said. “With all the different options now, such as e-books, rentals, students typically spend around $500 per semester, but with rentals someone is able to cut that down to $300
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per semester.” Wierson said the average textbook cost for 2010-11 was $63.99 per unit, and 2011-12 is currently $60.89 per unit. While cost is going down due to rentals, e-books and loose leafs, $60.89 for one textbook is still more expensive than Touch Textbooks with their claim of 3 million online titles for $49.95, and for a poor college student this can be tempting. “If it looks too good to be true and someone is telling you it will only be $50 dollars for 3 million textbooks, ask yourself, ‘How can this be so?’ Be careful with your credit card,” Schmidt said.
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States in 1985 was his first trip to the United States and his first encounter with American citizens. “I came away from that visit very impressed with the people of Iowa,” Xi said, who described the people he met as being “honest, warmhearted and hardworking people.” Xi spent time with Roger and Sarah Lande of Muscatine, Iowa, early in the day on Wednesday. The couple hosted Xi when he came to Iowa 27 years ago. At the State Capitol, Xi said it was “such a joy” to meet with the family that had hosted him for two nights in his previous visit. Xi spoke of his time as a young boy when he read books by Mark Twain and of how his stay in Muscatine in 1985 was his first sighting of the Mississippi River, which he had read so much about. The welcoming of Xi comes after other Chinese leaders in agriculture agreed to buy $4.31 billion worth of soybeans at the World Food Prize Center on Wednesday in Des Moines. That figure comes to around 317 million bushels of soybeans. Xi spoke of the transaction saying that, “I am here to help build the China-U.S. partnership ...
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to help deepen the friendship between Chinese and American people.” Dobbs said China is interested in three major commodities that Iowa can offer: corn, soybeans and hogs. Branstad and Xi both expressed the desire to continue growing economic and agricultural relationships between the state and China. Xi is scheduled to visit local farms around the state on Thursday as well as attend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S.-China Agriculture Symposium. Dobbs does not believe that any student will have the opportunity to meet with Xi but still says the visit is significant. “With so many students from China on [Iowa State’s] campus, Xi’s visit highlights the importance of the relationship with China for the United States and for Iowa,” Dobbs said. Iowa Public Television offered a live stream of Branstad and Xi’s state dinner at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Every business decision has to have majority approval and the committee presenting the ideas must have facts backing it up their choices. “It’s very interesting to see the students during the meeting hour,” Paulsen said. “The students will be tough on each other. This is a class of 50 people — 50 of their closest friends. Their peers are the tougher audience. Plus everyone has a different idea and a different perspective on what they should do. That’s where the learning really takes place.” Such decisions could be the machinery committee wanting to buy a semi, which was an idea presented on Tuesday during the first large assignment. Students also have to complete an experiential learning experience. This is a four hour
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Voter fraud not a threat to democracy Threats to a country — or anything, for that matter — can come from outside, by malicious people acting on that country like terrorists, foreign hackers or an invading army, or they can come from inside, either from saboteurs or weaknesses in the system’s institutions. Since internal threats are often more difficult to distinguish or perceive, they can be among the most dangerous. One potentially dire threat to an elected government such as our own is voter fraud. It doesn’t happen very often, and there is little reason to suspect that it is a widespread problem. However, the fact remains that — especially now that the Pew Research Center on the States has released a report showing that 1.8 million registered voters in the United States are actually dead and another 24 million registrations are out of order — without absent voter identification requirements there is no sure way to curtail the possibility of voter fraud. Some critics have labeled Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s proposal to require almost all prospective voters to show IDs at their polling locations as a solution in search of a problem. We believe, however, that the prospect of a serious problem developing should not receive a solution until it manifests itself. After all, most of us remember the year 2000, when Christmas was upon us and we still weren’t certain whether Al Gore or George Bush was the president-elect. While there are no constitutional guarantees for the right to vote on the basis of poverty (aside from prohibitions on poll taxes), property qualifications were repealed long ago. Even though the right to vote is only guaranteed on the basis of race, sex and age, equality of all economic classes before the law and in politics is a staple of American tradition. Schultz has repeatedly denied any attempt to use his voter ID proposal to disenfranchise voters. As long as there is no nefarious intent to bar those who are less materially well off, states should take measures to ensure that the kind of political participation that reaches the most people remains uncorrupted by the kind of activists and politicians who refuse to play by the rules of the game. A bigger issue than potentially making voting more inconvenient may be the lack of interest in voting. One of the most common refrains from non-voters is that all politicians are the same kind of liar or that the votes don’t matter. Some estimates suggest that 51 million eligible Americans are not even registered to vote, much less turn out. All aspects of the game that is politics, from ballot security on up to politicians acting interested in what their constituents have to say, should be protected. Editorial Board
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By Derek.Jensen @iowastatedaily.com into research and development, Facebook is changing our society and our world in the same way Apple does. Facebook is changing how we view and interact with the Internet as Apple is changing how we view and interact with devices. Both are big endeavors, and we can first thank them for their dedicated hard work for all these years. But what goes unmentioned by many is how we’re deeply embedded in all of this from following their endeavor. This is represented in the Facebook statistics I previously mentioned. There are three elements of Facebook that are so embedded into you and I that we begin to unconsciously use these elements in our communication and actions. Those elements being: liking, sharing moments and activities, and using your Facebook account as the login for many other Internet properties. Let’s begin the discovery of returning to consciousness. Probably the easiest and most popular action we do is “like” something. It could be our friend’s status, the music they’re playing, some famous comedian’s status or a page belonging to an interest, company or music group. A like shows two things. It shows, one, you’ve acknowledged whatever it is another person is doing to feel some sort of
closer connection with that person, whether or not we are looking to further our relationship. And two, it is what it is. It’s you showing that you like it as well, which has the possibility of creating a stronger connection with the person or page’s status or activity you’ve decided to like. We get into this mode where we better like something otherwise people will wonder why we haven’t. We are even beginning to say, “I’d like that if it were a status.” Next element is the ease of sharing the moments you create off as well as on the Internet. Not only is having these moments stored great for building memories, but it allows any of your friends and family to feel a part of that moment even if they were there or not. And your activity is now being monitored by anyone you allow to. Through sharing moments and your online activity, you’re showing more and more about yourself and building or tearing down any connections with others. I think of this as if you are constantly at a party or group gathering getting to know new people as well as catching up with current friends and you start sharing information like any good social human being does. Is Facebook helping us or preventing us from having to do this in real life? You could argue both, and in many cases it’s making those that have been seen as quiet an opportunity to express themselves. The Internet does this, and Facebook has mass produced a platform for all of this to go down. Finally, we have the element of using our Facebook credentials to log in into other online properties.
Why do these online properties offer this option? A better question is why do you choose to log in with your Facebook account as opposed to signing up with your email address? We can now easily sign up to new services and products online because of Facebook, and that respective site allows us to do so. Another benefit is we then have the option to get what some would say is a better experience because the opportunity for our friends and people we know to interact is too good to pass up. We’re now signed up with all of these services and we have to do a better job of time management, managing our finances and getting away from our screens. With these three elements I’ve highlighted how Facebook is becoming so integrated in our lives that we are beginning to live a life that some could argue has been transformed by Mark Zuckerberg and his team. Zuckerberg and his team are taking Facebook public, which ensures that all of this is real and is making an impact amongst you, me and so many others. I do know that Facebook is not about to let their research and development fail in continuing usage from 1 billion or more people. But, the question remains if what they are creating is what we want reality to be and how to live life or is this just something we could look back later in life as the Facebook age?
Derek Jensen is a senior
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eird, goofy, offbeat, twisted. These are all words that might be used to describe life in the military. Any veteran can tell you it’s a different and unconventional world in the military, whether it be the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps. It doesn’t matter what branch you’re in; if you don’t have a thick skin and a high tolerance for bullshit, you ain’t gonna be happy. One notable thing about life in the military is the inter-service rivalry. Army personnel love to harass Marines, Marines love to screw with Navy people (don’t remind a Marine he’s part of the Navy!), and everyone gives crap to the Air Force. Of course, you mess with the folks in your own branch most of all. It’s a brotherly love sort of thing. Everyone knows they’re on the same team, but that doesn’t stop a serviceman from busting the proverbial balls of one another. Dicking around is one way to put it. You’ll hear cuss words you’ve never heard, and old ones put together in new ways. Mamma jokes, fat jokes, sex jokes, you name it, you’ll hear it in the military. Pranks are routine and hazing of some sort is common. It might sound awful to the uninitiated, but it’s almost always in good humor and rarely malicious. Approve or disapprove, it’s just life in the military. It’s a weird world, and you do unusual
By Barry.Snell @iowastatedaily.com things, so the behavior is really just a way to deal with the weirdness. At the risk of sounding even sillier to the uninitiated, dare I say it’s a form of bonding that is critical for people putting their lives on the line and depending on each other? On Monday, the Daily committed a faux pas when it entitled a letter to the editor “Show soldiers respect.” This inadvertently triggered a squabble over the term “soldiers” as a general reference for all members of all branches of the service. You see, soldier is an Army term. Marines are Marines, folks in the Navy are sailors, and those in the Air Force are airmen. Sometimes people get hot when you call them the wrong one. I can understand that; being a soldier, Marine, sailor or airman is a matter of pride. You signed your life over to the country, literally, and damn if that level of patriotism and sacrifice doesn’t deserve ap-
propriate description. At the same time though, everybody’s on the same team. Yeah, it’s an old complaint that civilians just don’t get it. But let’s remember the just purpose of war is to ensure peace, and it is therefore the civilian way of life that the armed forces are intended to protect. American citizens have virtually always loved and supported our troops, and it wouldn’t hurt to cut them a little slack when they make a mistake. Especially when it’s a well intentioned, though unintentional, mistake. The Daily’s editors meant no disrespect to anyone when they labeled all our troops as soldiers. They just didn’t know better, and that’s okay. The respect conferred was still there, and that matters far more than words. And isn’t respect what the original letter to the editor was about? So for you vets out there, the next time a civilian does something that rubs you wrong, just recall why you joined. Then, take a deep breath, put that thick skin you wore in the service back on, and remember what your platoon daddy once told you: “Man the f--- up.”
Barry Snell is a senior in history from Muscatine, Iowa.
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Leath will build a stable foundation
o far I like Steven Leath, our new president of Iowa State. He seems more than willing to meet with the press, given the coverage by the Des Moines Register and the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Last week, on Feb. 8, he met with the Government of the Student Body. There he outlined some of his plans for the university. Leath said he wanted to keep tuition affordable, increase enrollment, petition the state for increased funding and have the university present a good public image. Finally, Leath has done something former President Gregory Geoffroy never did: He asked me how I was doing. I’ve encountered Geoffroy a handful of times over the years. Each time I greeted him, he would usually avoid eye contact and walk the other way. But I met Leath in passing in the Memorial Union at the beginning of the semester. I could tell he was in a hurry, he still asked me how I doing. The exchange was brief, but cordial. But now Leath should ask how Iowa State is doing. Geoffroy’s legacy is with us. Tuition has more than doubled in the last ten years. Student loan debt remains one of the highest in the country. The 20-odd building projects that happened under Geoffroy certainly altered ISU’s landscape, but the cost of maintaining them will haunt Iowa State for years. Furthermore, he should question means to be the president of a land-grant university. Is Iowa State fulfilling its role as a broad-based institution , set out in the Morrill Act? A great way to answer these questions would be to undertake no major initiatives in the first year. On Jan. 15, the Des Moines Register described Leath as an entrepreneur, the CEO of Iowa State. In keeping with this
By Stelios.Vasilis.Perdios @iowastatedaily.com image, Leath should take stock of Iowa State’s current status and its future prospects; he should take Iowa State’s pulse. He should not let himself be led around by groups such as the Alumni Association or the ISU Foundation. Instead, if he hasn’t already, he should take a tour of campus, visit all of the departments and ask people how things are doing, if only briefly. Obviously, this would probably take about year, which is why he would not undertake any major initiatives. Instead, he would be building the foundation for Iowa State’s future by consulting those who are on frontlines of higher education: the professors and the department heads. He would also be building his own legacy, different than Geoffroy’s. Also at the GSB session, Leath spoke about the need for Iowa State to be “a little less humble” and how it must raise “awareness about how good Iowa State is.” If so, then Iowa State’s “Choose Your Adventure” marketing program needs to change. It advertises to prospective students that through dumb luck and happenstance they can find their calling in life at Iowa State. One commercial advertises the around-the-world career of Kara Kranzusch. It says little about the hard work that earned her a place at NASA. In another commercial, a student says, “I want my four years to last forever,” after wanting to know what a quesadilla is. Also, the market-
Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily Then-future President Steve Leath visits with students before the holiday break during Dead Week of fall 2011 in on the Memorial Union. Columnist Snell states Leath’s personability with students is one of his strong aspects.
ing slogan itself hints at the “Choose Your Own Adventure Books” written for children and pre-teens. Are these things really what Iowa State wants to broadcast to the public? Certainly, opportunities in life and in college can present themselves through happenstance. But how can a student take advantage these opportunities if he or she is not prepared? I say Iowa State’s new marketing slogan should be: Victoria amat praeparatio — victory loves preparation. (Some of you might recall this comes from a recent Jason Statham movie. But the Latin on his gun reads “Victoria amat curam,” which really means: Victory loves
Lacking compromise C ompromise involves two or more people occupying the middle ground between them instead of one person convincing or coercing the others into adopting his or her position. President Barack Obama’s “compromise” to ensure that all women have contraceptives included in their employer-offered health insurance is no such thing. Last week, Obama bowed to public criticism of his requirement that organizations with religious, specifically Catholic, affiliations ensure that women they employ can receive birth control as part of their health insurance. He “compromised” by requiring insurance companies to offer that coverage free of charge if employers refused to do so. The absence of compromise on this issue is demonstrated by the fact that his “compromise” does not meet Catholic objections in the middle: His solution to religious objections against insuring birth control was merely to require insurance companies to offer that coverage if religious-affiliated employers refuse to do so. Instead of co-opting Catholics and everyone opposed to such government intrusion into private life, Obama found a way to get what he wanted without having to craft an actual compromise. If ensuring that all women have access to contraceptives is truly a problem of national or even public importance, as Obama and others, such as Iowa’s former Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson, assert, then there should be a public solution, characterized by congressional debate and compromise, to the problem. Compelling private organizations (in the case of health insurance companies, profitseeking private organizations) to redress the ‘wrongs’ of other private organizations (in this case, hospitals and universities affiliated with the Catholic Church) is not the answer. Not only is American independence founded on the idea that everyone has the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” but our Declaration of Independence states, “To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men.” Private entities should not have to protect
By Michael.Belding @iowastatedaily.com rights that governments are responsible for protecting. The American Revolution occurred after “a long train of abuses and usurpations” by the British government became unbearable. Instead of allowing the colonial assemblies to make their own laws and contribute to the British imperial system, Parliament excluded the colonists from political decision-making. There is a tradition in America of making laws to solve our problems; when the issue is public and important enough, we can act on it. Health, including that of women, is important. But it is an issue for a private families, not the public eye. Providing birth control to every woman may be important to those women or those families in their individual capacities, but unless there is a tangible benefit to the way people interact with one another — to public life — it is not a matter for government attention. In other words, the objects of political attention in a republic should be matters that affect our public lives, not our private ones. Do we really want the government to have a stake in the most intimate kind of health of over 155 million Americans? If we are to believe case law such as Griswold v. Connecticut,
which held that government intrusion into the bedroom is unconstitutional, and pro-choice advocates who say that the internal workings of a woman’s body politically are untouchable, should the government be given any role in determining what services a woman receives from a private organization? Obama has said that women should have access to insured birth control regardless of who their employer is. But American law has a long history of shielding religious agencies from having to comply with laws that violate their conscience. While covering contraceptives in insurance policies does not mean necessarily that women will use the available services, churches should not be forced to act as accomplices or enablers to practices they condemn for reasons of conscience. It is inconsistent policy making to exempt some religious groups but not others from legal controls. Conscientious objectors to serving in the military do not even have to have a religious reason for doing so; their sincere opposition to war is enough. Requiring anyone to do something, rather than refraining to do something, is always dangerous. Requiring someone to act contrary to their sacred beliefs is even more dangerous.
Michael Belding is a
senior in history and political science from Story City, Iowa.
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ences, but also augmented by the humanities. Every alumnus should be a walking example of how Iowa State helped that person prepare to be victorious in the world. Not only would this improve Iowa State’s public image, but the state would see the value in funding Iowa State, thus tuition would remain affordable, and enrollment would increase. In turn, Leath would be well on his way of establish his own positive legacy at Iowa State.
Stelios Vasilis Perdios is a junior in communication studies from Ventura, Iowa
Letter to the editor
Horses become overpopulated, slaughterhouses take control Cruelty to animals makes fortunes for kill buyers
Kathie Whattof is a resident of Ames,
Many people have become wealthy by buying our horses and selling them to slaughterhouses on the borders of Canada and Mexico. Now they are trying to reopen horse slaughter plans in the United States. The overpopulation of horses is caused by slaughterhouses. Careless breeders have relied on them for income for many decades. Without slaughterhouses, careless breeding will stop because the money will stop. Kill buyers send more than 240 horses to slaughter every day on the borders of Canada and Mexico. They buy family horses, often lying to the owners saying the horses will be with a loving family. What really happens to these beautiful animals sounds like it comes straight out of a horror movie. There are compassionate and ethical solutions to the overpopulation problem without killing horses, but we need everyone’s help. 1. Check your neighbors to find out who’s in a financial bind. If you have extra hay,
volunteer to share some. If someone wants to give up their horse, help them find another home. There are many organizations that would love to have some horses. 2. Stop careless breeding. 3. Education. Horses are companion animals. Before adding a horse to the family, understand the time, finances and health requirements. 4. Humane euthanasia. The Humane Society of the United States can guide you if this is your last option. 5. Call and email your senators and congressmen at 202-224-3121 and ask them to co-sponsor the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S.1176/H.R. 2966) that will stop the inhumane export and slaughter of America’s horses for human consumption in overseas markets. If this law is passed, they can’t open slaughter plants in the U.S. Some of our legislators have great records on animal protection, but there are others who vote against animals consistently. Go to www.hslf.org/humanescorecard to review the 111th Congress for animals.
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DENTON, Texas — Former Iowa State and current North Texas head football coach Dan McCarney said Tuesday that he suffered a stroke over the weekend and expects to recover in time to lead his team through spring drills. McCarney said in a statement provided by the school that he felt his left side go numb Sunday and was taken to a hospital. Doctors later confirmed he had a stroke. McCarney, 58, is out of intensive care but remained in the hospital Tuesday for further treatment. He said he expected to be back to his normal routine “in time.” The team starts spring practice March 28. “While I have a great passion for coaching and approach my job with a tireless effort, I’m sure that my doctors will ask that I come back at a slower pace,” he said. “I fully intend on leading the North Texas football program through spring drills and can’t wait to be back around my staff and players.” McCarney told the Denton Record-Chronicle that he had finished a workout and was sending a text message when he felt numbness. “There was a blood clot that hit the back of my brain,” McCarney told the newspaper. “My son Shane and my wife were there. We dialed 911 and I got the first helicopter ride of my life.” McCarney coached at Iowa State from 1995 to 2006 and has worked as an assistant at Florida, South Florida, Wisconsin and Iowa. The Associated Press
Students arrested at TCU on drug charges FORT WORTH, Texas— Authorities arrested 17 students at Texas Christian University on Wednesday as part of a six-month drug sting, an especially embarrassing blow to the school because it included four members of the highprofile football team. Arrest warrants painted a startling picture of the Horned Frogs, with a handful of players who allegedly arranged marijuana sales after class or around practice and who told police that most of the team had failed a surprise drug test just two weeks ago. According to police, players sold undercover officers marijuana during the season and as recently as last week. The Associated Press
Pickle SPORT: Baseball/Softball DEFINITION: When a runner is caught between two bases and the defense tosses the ball back and forth, trapping the runner. USE: Tori Torrescano was caught in a pickle in the Cyclones’ last game.
File photo: Tim Reuter/Iowa State Daily Infielder Tori Torrescano celebrates her game-winning home run against Drake with teammate Anna Cole on April 14, 2011. After several losing seasons, the softball team looks forward to a turn around with the consistency of many returning players for the 2012 season.
Cyclones hope to turn around years of losing By Dan.Cole @iowastatedaily.com The ISU softball team has not posted a winning record since the 1994-95 season. The team ended last season on a seven game losing streak and consistently finds itself in the cellar of the Big 12 standings. This season, fans may have reason to believe that things will change. The Cyclones (2-1) return all of their position players from last season, including Erica Miller, Tori Torrescano and Dalyn Varela, who combined for a .315 batting average and 29 home runs last season.
If the Cyclones hope to erase the frustration of last season, the girls said they are the ones who need to be the spark. “We’re kind of like the fire to help everybody get going,” Varela said. “As long as we stay positive, everybody else has that attitude, too.” Miller said she and her teammates are striving to lead by example, and if they do that, things will go well. “Each one of us is different and kind of leads in their own way,” Miller said. “Work hard at practices, give 110 percent, try to do the little things.” Coach Stacy GemeinhardtCesler said Torrescano’s already important role is going to be even more crucial this season, especially on the mound. She said the junior will be relied on heavily as the Cyclones try to make up for
the loss of graduate Rachel Zabriskie, who pitched over 190 innings last year. “We’re going to have to have her throw, and she’s going to have to be consistent,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said. “How well we do depends on how well she does. She’s just that big of a factor.” Torrescano is currently batting .500 through three games, with two home runs and four RBIs. She has also allowed just two earned runs in nine innings of work in those three starts.
Women surge to win Cyclones’ second half lifts team over Jayhawks
Photo: Nicole Wiegand/Iowa State Daily Lauren Mansfield helped to lift the Cyclones over the Jayhawks Wednesday by a score of 66-47.
Brynn Williamson hit back-to-back 3s to get it started, and she said it was the turning point. “That run that we had, when we went to huddle we just knew [and] I was like ‘it’s not going to go back,’” Williamson said. Kansas answered back with an eight-point run of their own. Mansfield was there to break the scoring streak by getting to the basket for a layup. She had nine points on the
game. The team continued to click on all cylinders en route to the 66-47 victory, but Williamson said they already have their eyes set on the Sooners for another grudge match. “Now all we can do is look forward to Oklahoma because we got embarrassed there, we’re not going to embarrass ourselves here in front of 10,000 people who pay money to come watch us play,” Williamson said. Tip off for Oklahoma is set for 7 p.m. Saturday. ™
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she singled out sophomore Jennifer Drahozal as “the person that stands out the most” in terms of improvement. The coach said the injury of senior Heidi Kidwell has allowed Drahozal to go from being a role player to now leading off and playing center field. As for the upperclassmen, they too know who has worked hard to prepare for this season and are confident that the younger part of the squad knows what it will take to be successful. “They realize how important preseason games are, especially being in the Big 12,” Varela said. “They’ve worked their butts off in the summer, and it’s showing in everything we do.” The Cyclones don’t return home until March 23, when they face Texas.
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By Cory.Weaver @iowastatedaily.com Iowa State faced Kansas Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum in hopes of avenging a double-overtime loss to the rival earlier this season. A second half game spree did just that. The Cyclones (15-9, 6-7 Big 12) connected on just 31 percent of their shots in the first half but were able to capitalize off second chance points to keep the score close. “When you’re not scoring in your initial offense, getting extra shots helps,” said coach Bill Fennelly. “And we had 18 offensive rebounds and shot 45 percent. So you’re not only shooting a decent percentage, you’re getting the ones you missed.” Junior Chelsea Poppens continued her success on the boards She helped create some of those second chances with six offensive rebounds in the first half to complement the shooting struggles. She went on to have 17 points and 11 rebounds, her 12th double-double this season. Despite leading the Jayhawks in points in the paint (12-8), second chance points (11-2) and rebounds (24-11) at the break, Fennelly told seniors Lauren Mansfield and Chassidy Cole that he needed them to take charge. “He kind of got on to us and told Lauren and I we really needed to step up and I felt like it was all or nothing,” Cole said. “If we didn’t step up, I felt like our team was going to go down the drain.” Cole went on to dish out a career-high 11 assist. The team ended up going on a 19-2 run to start the half.
This season’s Cyclone roster includes 17 underclassmen, more than any other Big 12 team. Among them is freshman pitcher Miranda Kemp, who brings with her an impressive high school resume. The Haymarket, Va., native was a finalist for the 2011 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year and was named both the 2011 all-area and all-region player of the year. Ten of those 17 underclassmen are sophomores who hope to turn last season’s frustration into progress for this season. “I think they’ll come back more knowing what to expect,” Miller said. “That experience of just one year will definitely help us more as a team.” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said it is obvious which girls put in work in the off-season, and
While the ISU tennis team is full of experience with seven upperclassmen, two of the biggest contributors so far this season have been freshmen. Namely Meghan Cassens and Ksenia Pronina. Cassens and Pronina both have 3-2 records this season and have been a big reason the team has come close to winning a few matches. Cassens said after she committed to Iowa State last spring, she took time off from playing in tournaments all together. When she arrived in Iowa State, she had to go from zero to 100, especially since she was also returning from an injury. “We started off really far behind everyone else when we came here because we didn’t expect it to be as hard as it was,” Cassens said. “We really worked hard to get back in shape, and for as hard as we have been working, it has paid off and has kind of catapulted us from the first couple months that we were here.” Cassens said the biggest reason for her and Pronina’s success is they are always “fighting hard and not giving
up” when they’re down. Cassens has spent the majority of her time this season at the No. 4 singles spot while also playing No. 5 for a few games. Pronina has been in the No. 2 spot all season and also competes in doubles with junior Simona Cacciuttolo. In the fall season, Cassens claimed her first collegiate tournament championship at the Kansas Invitational. Pronina also did well in the tournament, placing second in her bracket. The pair began their collegiate careers at Iowa State playing doubles together in their first tournament, the UNI Invitational. They defeated their opponents 8-to-6 and won the doubles championship. Coach Armando Espinosa said the reason Cassens and Pronina have been so successful, especially as freshmen, is because of their consistency on the court. Senior Maria Fernanda Macedo echoed his thoughts. “They both fight really hard and run for every ball; they’re very consistent,” Macedo said. “They will just put a lot of balls in the court, and that’s going to help them a lot. They need to just keep doing that.”
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Thursday “The Vagina Monologues” Where: M-Shop When: 6 p.m. Cost: $12 students, $15 general
“Doubt” Where: Stephens Auditorium When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 students, $33 to $37 general
Saturday “Beyond Basics: Glass Beads” Where: The Workspace When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $21 students, $31 general
Cyclone Cinema: “A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas” Where: Carver 101 When: 7 and 10 p.m. Cost: Free *Shows continue Saturday and Sunday at the same times
Sunday Marbin Where: M-Shop When: 8 p.m. Cost: $8 students, $10 general
Tuesday ISU Percussion Ensemble Where: Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free
“Waste Land” Where: Pioneer Room, Memorial Union When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free
Wednesday Artful Yoga Where: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall When: 5:20 to 6:20 p.m. Cost: Free
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DOCTOR MURDOCK JAMS TO SUCCESS
By Vincent Geerts Ames247 writer
Local band Doctor Murdock may have the harsh Iowa winter to thank for its creation. Guitarist Caleb Avery said the band began about a year ago after he and two friends, all Clarion, Iowa, natives, were snowed into his trailer in south Ames during one of their regular jam sessions. “We jammed because it was the most fun thing there was to do,” Avery said. “It was just a pile of people who would show up and jam at my trailer, and we were the ones who stuck it through.” With nowhere else to go, Avery, Ben Foster (vocals/guitar) and Jose Mendez (drums) picked up their instruments and kept jamming. After the weather-extended session ended, the group kept on working with the songs. Soon they took their music to open mic night at The Space for Ames and decided to put a name on the project. A couple months later, fellow Clarion-native Brady Winter joined in on bass. Doctor Murdock played open mic night every Sunday at The Space for several months with this lineup. It was here
Where can I hear Doctor Murdock next? DG’s Tap House (21+) Thursday at 9 p.m. The Ames Pantorium w/Mumford’s, Utopia Park March 2 at 7 p.m. — $5 The Space for Ames w/Rebel Creek, Sun Company and more March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Live from KURE April 28 at 5 p.m. (tune in to 88.5 FM or webstream from KURE’s homepage)
the band first gained a local reputation for its folk, blues and funk inspired alternative rock. Foster credited venue owner Nate Logsdon for the band’s development. “Without The Space, without Nate’s encourage-
ment, I don’t know what would have happened,” he said. “That little bit of enthusiasm makes a huge difference.” Only two weeks ago, the band grew again, adding a fifth member. Logan Mcollough, another Clarion native, now joins Doctor Murdock on guitar for its shows and jams. The band members said their sessions are more than just good practice; they’re a fundamental part of the band’s songwriting process. “My favorite way to play is not knowing what you’re going to do next,” Foster said. “We jam it, record it and pick out the parts we like.” “I have over 100 gigabytes of random jams recorded at my place,” Winter added. “Some of our favorite tracks were written that way.” Foster anticipates work on Doctor Murdock’s first record to begin by midsummer. Until then, the band can be heard playing many local events and venues, including DG’s Tap House, Pandemonium at the Pantorium, The Space for Ames and Live from KURE. Thursday at 9 p.m. is the next opportunity to see the band at DG’s Tap House, free of charge.
Ensemble takes themes from ‘West Side Story’ By Olivia Gard Ames247 writer Next Wednesday, Jazz Bands I and II will perform a concert with varying repertoire. Both ensembles will feature soloists, and Jazz I will feature vocal soloist Ria Olson, freshman in vocal performance and economics, in its “West Side Story”-themed set. James Bovinette, director of Jazz I, chose “West Side Story” music partly because the Des Moines Civic Center performed the musical last week. The pieces Jazz I will play include “Rhythm of Our World,” “Mambo,” “Cool,” “Somewhere” and a suite of pieces from the musical. “Rhythm of Our World,” a Cuban and Puerto Rican mixed song, while not actually from “West Side Story,” fits the racial themes in the musical, Bovinette said. Although the order of the concert has not yet been decided, “Rhythm of Our World” is a contender to open for the Jazz I set. The suite, which is “one of the toughest pieces of music written for jazz orchestra,” Bovinette said, features soloists by music majors Lee Plummer on drum set and Brian Stout on trombone. The suite will combine many songs from the musical. Vocal soloist Olson also sang in the most recent jazz band concert with Jazz II but will be singing “Somewhere” for Jazz I on Wednesday. “I think it’s a really great experience to sing with that type of ensemble,” Olson said. “I think they enjoy it too because it’s different from every other song that doesn’t have vocalists.”
SUB gets ZuZu tumbling into Ames By Cole Komma Ames247 writer
Photo: Kendra Plathe/Iowa State Daily John Etherington, junior in electrical engineering, and Matt Maves, senior in music, practice in Music Hall on Wednesday with the Jazz Band II for their concert later that night.
Jazz Bands 1 and 2 Concert When: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Where: Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall Cost: Students $2, adults $4
Jazz II will play “Mr. Funk,” “Singing in the Rain,” “More,” and “Milestones.” A factor in choosing pieces was the goal of presenting “an interesting and varied program,” said Michael Giles, director of Jazz II. He said the concert Wednesday will include jazz music that appeals to a wide range of audience ages. “Milestones” is a Miles Davis
tune and will feature five or six soloists in the concert. Because of the simple chord structure within the piece, it gives the band a chance to improvise, an “essential element of jazz music,” Giles said. Jazz I also has several other upcoming performances in store. They will travel on Thursday and Friday to perform at four Iowa high schools and at North Iowa Area Community College. Next week they will perform with Central Iowa Symphony. All these performances feature new and varied music for the band. “I know we already are successful by putting this much stuff together,” Bovinette said. “We’re already winners because of the amount of time and the cool effort that they’re all putting forward.”
Tumbling, hat juggling and hand balancing are listed as only a few of the many talents associated with the ZuZu acrobats on their promotional poster. The ZuZu acrobats will appear at 7 p.m. Friday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. The event is scheduled in honor of Black History Month. The ZuZu acrobats originally were known as “Zuma Zuma” and wowed the judges on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.” Their act combines strength, skill and African dance into a live show. Anna Prisacari, a member of the Student Union Board, said the booking of the ZuZu acrobats was due to a growing trend found at Iowa State. “After a great success with Chinese acrobats back in spring 2011, we saw a great demand and interest in multicultural, family-oriented show,” Prisacari said. “After watching the videos from ‘America’s Got Talent,’ I said ‘Wow, I must bring these guys to Ames.’” The group is from Mombasa, Kenya, and incorporates the traditional dances of the region into their show. SUB describes the performance as “a show you would see in a nightclub in the coastal region of Kenya and Tanzania.” “It’s just something different,” said George Micalone, program coordinator for student activities. “There are a lot of other Black History Month events planned outside of our program, but we thought this would just add to the program.”
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Creswell, David prepare for joint concert Sunday By Olivia Gard Ames247 writer Mary Creswell, associate professor of vocal music, and William David, university professor of music, are tied by their intersecting school and music backgrounds. Both Creswell and David attended the University of Michigan, where each worked with professor and pianist Eugene Bossart, who also had experience as “an accompanist for some of the greatest opera and classical singers in the country,” Creswell said. In their time at Michigan, both also worked on learning songs composed by Richard Strauss. Because of this common background between Creswell and David, Strauss’s music is the centerpiece for their joint concert on Sunday. The concert will feature Creswell singing with David as piano accompaniment. The concert will be their first duet recital with one another. Both Creswell and David have had experience performing only three or four of the pieces included in the concert in the past, which makes it relatively new material for them both. Pieces featured will be by composers Haydn, Strauss, Rossini, Gurney and Persichetti. The languages of the music include English, German and French. But the Strauss songs will be the
Mary Creswell and William David concert When: Sunday 7:30 p.m. Where: Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall Cost: Free
most technically difficult, David said. When pianists and vocalists work together, both work to understand the interpretation of the songs. For pianists, this is especially important in order to understand the formation of the phrasing. “It’s almost like there’s a third ear,” Creswell said. “I think with pianists who do collaborative work and who work with solo singers and other instruments, there’s a different kind of listening.” Creswell and David teach individual lessons with students, and faculty recitals require the faculty to put themselves in their student’s shoes and put forth the same type of effort the students are learning to do. Staying active as a performer helps to develop their empathy as teachers, Creswell said. “I want to keep performing as long as I can because I think it enhances my teaching,” Creswell said.
Photo: Emily Harmon/Iowa State Daily Mary Creswell, associate professor of music, and William David, university professor of music, have an extensive background academic together. The two are preparing for a joint concert centered on composer Richard Strauss.
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Q: How have your experiences in varying types of music, such as opera, shaped you as a musician?
Mary Creswell, associate professor of vocal music, has extensive experience in performing and teaching classical styles of music to students. She attended the University of Michigan, a common education background she shares with William David, professor of music and pianist in their upcoming duet concert on Sunday.
A: Opera incorporates all the arts and performance, and probably one of the most complicated forms of vocal performance... The training that goes into that is quite extensive. ... So, I’m able to, because of that experience as a performer and because I continually perform, I can bring that to my students. ... That really helps me understand what the students are going through, and how important it is to stay in shape and to vocalize every day. ... I feel because I am an active performer, it helps me be a better teacher.
Q: When and why did you first realize your interest in teaching vocal music?
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A: I knew I wanted to be a singer. As a child I loved to sing, and I received a lot of attention for singing, so I pursued that. ... I trained and worked very hard at it. But in high school, I saw my first opera, and I was very excited to be involved and learn more about opera. I pursued a career as an opera singer, and I also found out that I really enjoy teaching as well. In college, I had an assistantship where I worked with students, and realized that I loved teaching as much as I loved performing.
Q: What have you learned from your experiences with teaching students? A: We have fantastic vocal performance majors and vocal music education majors here, and they’re very inquisitive and always have a lot of questions. I have to be on top of my game, I have to do my research and I have to be ready to answer their questions... I love it when they ask me a question that I don’t know the answer to, because that sort of makes me work harder at learning and staying active and studying.
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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 6 p.m. Campanile Room, Memorial Union
This month, the Christian Petersen Art Museum is welcoming a new and old guest, Terry Allen. Allen is a renowned songwriter and artist who has had a love for his craft since high school. His new piece, “Heaven Now What,” is made out of only neon gas and will be presented in the campus museum. Allen said the art of songwriting and art go handin-hand for him. “When writing down a song, I think of images, and
Trent Preszler is Chief Executive Officer of Bedell Cellars. Bedell Cellars pursues sustainability in all farming, winemaking, and business practices. They have been making sustainable wine since the company’s inception in 1980. After joining Bedell as National Brand Manager, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2006 and became CEO in 2010. Now at age 33, he is one of the youngest winery CEOs in the world and has led Bedell through its important brand, facility, and personnel transformations during Michael Lynne’s ownership. An active scholar in addition to running a winery, Trent’s writings have been published by Oxford University Press, the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, and the Huffington Post. He is currently on the Board of Directors of WineAmerica and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. Trent earned degrees in agriculture from Iowa State University, Edinburgh University (U.K.), and Cornell University, where he is now a Ph.D. Candidiate in Viticulture.
when drawing out piece ideas, I think of songs,” Allen said. Allen is a graduate from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and has received numerous awards throughout his career since 1966 including the Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Art Fellowships and Awards for the Visual Arts in Washington D.C. The neon-only work is a type of piece that Allen has never done before. Though he is not new to incorporating neon into his work. Along with the neon art pieces, Allen’s exhibit also dis-
play notebooks of ideas that he has done or thought of. Allison Sheridan, collections manager and communications coordinator for University Museums, said Allen’s exhibit may confuse viewers at first. “People are not quite sure what the exhibition is, but then when they see the art, they understand,” Sheridan said. “They see that Allen’s work has irony and that he has a sense of humor.” Sheridan hopes quite a few classes and students come and ask great questions. The reception for Allen on Wednesday
will not be a typical wine and cheese ordeal, but will be much more casual. Allen just hopes for people to enjoy themselves. “I have learned not to hope and anticipate what others will think or how they will react to my pieces,” Allen said. The exhibition is currently up in the Christian Petersen Art Museum in the Campbell Gallery, 1017 Morrill Hall. It will be up until May 4. “Live Talk with Terry Allen” Where: Morrill Hall When: Feb. 29
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By Nick.Andrade @iowastatedaily.com It seems like it will never arrive, but summer will be here before you know it. And once it does arrive, many students are then left with extra time on their hands. One way to fill that time this summer is to get a job or internship. Casey Fangmann, senior in industrial engineering, said he knows a thing or two about working during the summer. Fangmann has been an intern at the Cedar Rapids-based engineering company Rockwell Collins since the summer of his freshman year. Fangmann got into contact with Rockwell Collins after visiting its booth at the spring career fair of his freshman year, which he recommends students to attend. “One of the key aspects that you can do is take some time to do research into the companies you are really interested in and learn about what they do and how they operate,” Fangmann said. “That way, when you go to interview with them it will show the interviewer that you are genuinely interested in their company.” Fangmann also had connection to the company through his parents, who were both employees there. Even though some summer internships do not pay, they are great ways to gain experience for your future career. “One of the most important benefits I’ve gotten from working with Rockwell is it helped me find a fit in terms of what I wanted to do for a career,” Fangmann said. As a freshman, Fangmann was a computer engineering major, but after his internship at Rockwell Collins, he decided that was not what
he was interested in. He changed his major to electrical engineering, returned to Rockwell Collins his sophomore year, and once again realized that was not a fit for him — ultimately he ended up in industrial engineering. Fangmann said he plans to return to Rockwell Collins this summer as an intern as a member of their global sustainability team. They key to getting a summer job or internship is to start preparing early. “If you haven’t started already, it’s definitely something that you want to get started on,” said Taren Reker, program coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services. A tip Reker gives students is to let people, such as parents or friends, know you are on the lookout for a job. “A lot of people actually find their jobs through the people they know rather than just randomly applying to things online,” she said. Sites like LinkedIn and Twitter can also be a unique way to look for a job. “I have ... quite a few people come in who found their internships on Twitter,” Reker said. Following and tweeting companies and organizations on Twitter about possible employment can highlight your innovative and creative abilities. The economy’s effect on businesses is one of the worries students face when looking for a temporary summer job, but Reker said that it is not as bad as some may think. With a variety of recruiters coming to campus and hundreds of employers attending the career fair, there are still many great opportunities out there for students to gain much needed experience or to just put a little extra cash in their pockets.
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“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” — a motto many people have found to be true. Taren Reker, program coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services, said she agrees with this statement. “Take advantage of where you are at; talking to people can help make connections,” Reker said. Summer jobs and internships offer many benefits — networking being one of them. While at your place of work, don’t be afraid to ask questions and take opportunities given to you, to talk to people and learn about what they do. In meeting these people you may meet someone who knows someone else that can get you your dream job. Many students on campus have summer jobs and take internships, some related to their majors and some not so related. Brady Harmelink, sophomore in management, has spent the last few summers doing lots of odd jobs around his hometown, including mowing lawns, running watercraft, working for his own auto/marine detailing (@ HarmelinkDetail) and recently starting an apparel business. “I feel the most important thing I can take from my summer activities is understanding and learning the best ways to network with everyone,” Harmelink said. As a future businessman, Harmelink said he is fortunate to spend his time doing things to help him learn the ropes of the business field. Some students, such as Alyssa Domagalski, sopho-
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relate to issues,” Reker said. In any case, Reker recommended students to get out there and get involved. “If you have to choose between doing nothing and doing something not related, always opt for the work experience,” Reker said. After you graduate and are looking for jobs in the same fields as you, it is important to set yourself apart and stand out, Reker said. “Get involved on campus. Employers don’t just look at the grades you kept, but they look at your ability to juggle tasks and manage time,” Reker said. Reker said being involved makes you well-rounded and diverse. Need some help finding internships and summer jobs related to your major? Visit the career services or log on to ISU-CMS. This site allows you to make a profile and search through hundreds of jobs and internships separated by majors and different companies.
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Use employment to connect, gain valued work experience more in event management and marketing, have summer positions that are not as related to their majors. Domagalski works for the YMCA doing child care and other jobs working with children. “I play games with kids and make sure they get along and behave properly,” Domagalski said. Crow said she does not necessarily see this as a disadvantage. “Summer jobs offer you work experience, build skills and help you solidify your choice in major,” Reker said. Employers look not only at your experience in that field but also at your personality and your ability to work with others — all skills you can learn in any variety of jobs and internships. Having different positions can help by giving you new perspectives, Reker said. “Choosing different internships can give you a new perspective and help you bring new views to the work place and offer unique new ways to
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