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The IRHA meeting was held in the Campanile Room to discuss the upcoming 26-hour long trivia event.
IRHA passes one bill, one resolution By Rachel.Ori @iowastatedaily.com
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Cody West (left) and Cody Smith (right) are running for president and vice president, respectively.
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Rachael Barnes (left) and Conner Tillo (right) are running for vice president and president, respectively.
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Being genuine. A future Air Force officer and the chapter president of This is what Cody West, current vice president of the stuAlpha Delta Pi believe they can be there for “I-S-You” if dent body, is hoping to do as he enters his bid for student elected the next leaders of Student Government. body president. Conner Tillo, junior in political science and military sciWith running mate Cody Smith, current Student Governence, and Rachael Barnes, junior in biological systems enment public relations chair and UROC senator, the two hope gineering, hope to become the next student body president to run on a campaign of action-oriented goals. and vice president running on a platform that emphasizes “As Student Government, it’s our job to tell students creating a more accessible and safe campus experience. that we’ll be there for them, but we can’t just make empty They have ideas to digitize student IDs, increase campus promises,” West said. “I refuse to not be genuine throughout lighting while remaining eco-friendly as well as make sure this process.” students continue to receive the resources they need. West-Smith are running on a platform that they hope Tillo and Barnes also see the necessity in making the builds community, restore tradition, reinvent residency and Senate for the students which to them means giving all maintain purposeful outreach, according to their website. students a voice. “The main thing we have under the build community “I think a lot of students don’t know who their represenpoint is having access for every Iowa State student to a shared tatives are and every time we go around to different clubs Google calendar. Doing that we would have different categoand organizations, ‘Oh do you happen to know who your ries that students can separate the events by,” Smith said. representative is?’ [There are] a bunch of blank stares,” The shared Google calendar that Smith and West envision said Tillo. would have athletic events, educational speakers, along with Their plan to fix this problem is to make student organistudent organization events, all accessible through a CyMail zations a third representative council. Currently, every colaccount. Smith and West said that while there is an events lege and residence hall are represented and Tillo believes page where students can find this information already, it is that student organizations should be as well. not always the most up-to-date and most students are not They hope this communication tool will make the Senate aware of the resource. a more accessible resource for students. They also plan to “I didn’t know about it until we came up with this idea,” make the process of getting funding more accessible to Smith said. “And it’s really just a long process and a tedious students. process to get your events on there... We’re thinking this Barnes spoke of certain stipulations that create barriers would be a better way for students to know what’s going on.” for clubs that need funding. West and Smith are also hoping to introduce and build For example, there is a bylaw that restricts many clubs upon a new Iowa State spring celebration, comparable to from the College of Engineering from receiving funding. VEISHEA, but without some of the negative aspects that lead Because the college receives additional funding from to the reason it was originally cancelled. their college, they are unable to receive any money from “Everyone that I’ve talked to, especially those not involved the Senate. in the Greek community, really miss “The College of Engineering’s budget that sense of community in the spring for that is about $36,000 in comparison semester,” West said. Presidential Debate: to the Senate’s which is much bigger. West and Smith also hope to build 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 So just the amount of money they are upon West’s and Cole Staudt’s adminCampanile Room, Memorial Union able to give is a lot less which is really istration by trying to keep the proposed hard for student organizations that are V.P. Debate: WEST p4 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 TILLO p4 Sun Room, Memorial Union
The Inter-Residence Hall Association met Thursday evening, resulting in the passing of one bill and one resolution. The meeting opened with a pulling of a bill discussed last week. The bill dealt with the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) president and IRHA representative being unable to receive a $1,500 stipend at the end of their term. A conflict arose this year that could prevent the current president from receiving their stipend. The bill was pulled until further notice. A second bill from last week was discussed, which dealt with funding for a trivia event named Kaleidoquiz. Kaleidoquiz is a 26-hour long event, taking place from March 3 to March 4. The event is sponsored by Ames radio station KURE 88.5. Participants are required to answer a trivia question every six minutes, with one event per hour. A scavenger hunt goes on every six hours, with a travel portion taking place outside of Ames. The bill asked for $100 per team to fund the teams, with about 5-10 teams participating each year. An amendment was passed that increased the amount of funding to $200 per team. The bill passed with a vote of 29-1-0. A resolution from last week was discussed, asking for funding for a new game room in the Maple-Willow-Larch residence hall. The vote dealt with passing the bill up to the Department of Residence to cover the cost, not for a specific dollar amount from IRHA. The resolution passed with a vote of 26-3-1. A new bill was introduced to help fund a Masquerade Ball held on March 4, put on by Oak-Elm Residence Hall. The ball will be open to all residence hall students. The bill asked for $3,163 to fund food, accessories and decorations for the event. Voting was postponed until next week. Following these votes, Student Government took the floor to discuss the results of their meeting on Wednesday evening, that resulted in the group pledging to support immigrant students. IRHA will meet next Thursday in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union at 7:30 p.m.
Student Affairs office announces administrative changes By Michael.Heckle and Emily.Hammer @iowastatedaily.com Iowa State’s Office of Student Affairs is growing, with the university announcing two major staff changes Thursday. Iowa State registrar Laura Doering was announced as the associate vice president for enrollment management and student success, her new position will begin on March 20. In addition, Department of Residence director Pete Englin has been working as assistant vice president for student affairs on top of his current responsibilities since late January. Doering has been Iowa State’s registrar since 2012 and has worked in the registrar’s office since 1996. She served as assistant registrar until 1999 and then as associate registrar until 2005. Doering has also worked as director of student activities and assistant registrar at Des Moines Area Community College and holds a master’s in education from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s in communication from Western Michigan University. Doering succeeds vice president of stu-
dent affairs Martino Harmon, who began his position in March 2016. “Iowa State is a very special place,” Doering said. “It’s really a privilege to be able to serve in this role here because we have such a committed group of individuals [who] want to see students flourish and [who] want to see students not just enroll, but graduate and realize their educational dreams.” Englin reports to senior vice president for student affairs Martino Harmon in his new position. Besides managing the residence department, he also executes leadership in ISU Dining. Mohamed Ali, director of ISU Dining, will continue to be in charge of this department. Englin hopes that being in this position and working closer with Ali will strengthen the partnership between the department of residence and ISU dining, allowing the two to better service Iowa State students. Harmon believes that Englin has the ability to do this. “What I’m really excited about and looking for from Pete is to be able to provide some oversight over both areas,” Harmon said. “...I really need Pete to bring these units together more cohesively with some oversight from an executive level.” Doering says that while her new posi-
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After serving as Iowa State’s registrar since 2012, Laura Doering was named as the associate vice president for enrollment management on Thursday.
tion comes with many challenges, she sees those as opportunities. She cited ending the achievement gap as one of the office’s main goals for the future. “When you’re looking at zeroing in on why certain student populations are not persisting to graduation at the same rate, with that comes some pretty targeted intervention
and being able to determine what’s going to be effective, using assessment to do that and being able to garner that resource to really be able to meet the goals,” Doering said. Doering also hopes to work with the campus community “to come to a com-
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Feb. 15 An individual reported being sexually assaulted at 1111 Duff Ave. at 8:39 a.m. An officer initiated a drug related investigation at the Armory Building at 12:05 p.m. An individual reported the theft of an insurance card at Lot 202F at 12:39 p.m.
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An officer investigated a property damage collisio at 709 Bissell Road at 3:26 p.m. An individual reported the theft of a prescription drug at Parks Library at 4:33 p.m. An individual reported being the victim of fraud at 62 Frederiksen Court at 7:35 p.m.
Workshop: Getting Started in Iowa Politics: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holiday Inn Conference Center, 2609 Universit y Blvd., Ames. Ready to Run Iowa is a nonpartisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become involved in public life as leaders in their respective communities. Fee includes workshop materials, a parking pass and light refreshments. Registration is required. Cost: $20. Lights! Camera! Math!: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Stephens Auditorium. Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered by this spectacular show where math, theatre and digital technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance proving that understanding math can be fun! Danny Carmo used to think school and, in particular, math wasn’t for him. All he ever wanted to be was a famous magician! But when he knuckled down to learn all the tricks of the trade, he realized that math was the secret to magic. Cost: $4 advance, $5 door. Lights! Camera! Math!: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Stephens Auditorium. Prepare to be amazed, dazzled a n d b ew i l d e r e d by t h i s spectacular show where math, theatre and digital technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance proving that understanding math can be fun! Danny Carmo used to think school and, in particular, math wasn’t for him. All he ever wanted to be was a famous magician! But when he knuckled down to learn all the tricks of the trade, he realized that math was the secret to magic.Cost: $4 advance, $5 door. Workshop: Launching Your Campaign: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 2609 University Blvd., Ames. Ready to Run Iowa is a non-partisan campaign training program to encourage women to run for elective office, position themselves for appointive office, work on a campaign or become involved in public life as leaders in their respective communities. Fee includes workshop materi-
Trump’s favor falls in poll By Talon.Delaney @iowastatedaily.com A new poll reports President Donald Trump has lost considerable support among Iowans since his inauguration. Trump was not initially Iowa’s favorite Republican. Sen. Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucus in 2016. Sen. Marco Rubio won Story County in that same caucus, beating Trump by nearly 1,000 votes. Trump did, however, win Iowa by nine percentage points over Hillary Clinton in the November election. The poll, conducted by Selzer & Co. and published in The Des Moines
Register, surveyed 802 Iowans from Feb. 6-9. The results showed 42 percent of Iowans approve of the inaugurated Commander in Chief. 49 percent remarked disapproval regarding Trump’s actions in office. 82 percent of Republicans polled reported positive feedback for Trump, while a 86 percent of Democrats disapproved. Independents are more divided; 50 percent disapproved of the president’s performance, and 39 percent indicated support. Politics continue to polarize as President Trump’s administration advances to achieve campaign promises, such as immigration policy
and the border wall. Yet, Trump’s promises to arrest Clinton and to “drain the swamp” have gone unfulfilled. Trump’s presidency is still less than a month old, but the new administration will need to make changes to increase the slipping approval rate. Trump has been very active since assuming his new position, including signing dozens of executive orders. One of these executive orders included a travel ban from seven predominately Muslim-majority countries, which sparked outrage across university campuses including Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.
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Planetarium Show: Backyard Astronomy: 6:30 p.m. at ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall. 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 and join us for an evening under the stars! Shows at 6:30 (kids show), 7 and 7:30. Cyclone Cinema: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: 7 p.m. at Carver Hall 101. The Student Union Board presents Cyclone Cinema! Showings are free in Carver 101 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hope to see you there.
Feb. 18 Women’s basketball: 12 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State vs. West Virginia. Cost: $5-$12. Men’s basketball: 5 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State vs. TCU. Cost: Limited availability. All events and descriptions courtesy of the Iowa State events page at iastate.edu.
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Walk-In Paint Your Own Pottery: Minion Night: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Workspace. Use our step-bystep instructions for drawing a minion that you can then turn into your favorite helper. Cost: Studio fee ($4 ISU, $5 public), plus cost of bisque.
Gymnastics: 6:30 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum. Tri-meet vs. Illinois State ad Gustavus Adolphus. Cost: $4-$5.
als, a parking pass and light refreshments. Registration is required. Cost: $20.
Lecture: Hybrid Careers in Design: Industrial Design + Design Anthropology: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 2245 Coover. Industrial designer and applied anthropologist Siobhan Gregory, a senior lecturer in design and design research at Wayne State University in Detroit, will speak about the changing roles, responsibilities and expectations of industrial designers working in the private and social sectors and the increasingly important role of anthropological methods in creating designs that are culturally appropriate, inclusive and relevant.
DAILY LOUNGE: JAMIE POLLARD Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard made an appearance on the Daily Lounge Thursday evening. Check out the Facebook Live online.
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Participants gather at the Iowa State Capitol as part of a nationwide Day Without Immigrants march Feb. 16. The strike was used to highlight the contributions immigrants provide to United States businesses.
Cyride to cut Plum Route By Emily.Hammer @iowastatedaily.com CyRide’s Plum Route, which primarily operates on the SE 16th St. corridor, is facing the possibility of service reduction due to a decrease in funding from companies along the route. They are asking for student and community comments on the proposed changes on Monday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. in room 3505 of the Memorial Union. Those unable
to attend can comment here. Currently, CyRide is receiving $113,000 per year in funding from rental companies along the Plum Route, allowing the route to operate every 20 minutes. CyRide was recently informed these companies plan to stop supporting CyRide and will instead begin operating a private shuttle for the tenants in the fall. As a result, buses will operate half as frequently, arriving at stops every 40
minutes rather than 20 minutes. CyRide’s standard policy prevents extra buses from being added to provide more capacity. The route would also start 20 minutes later in the morning and end 20 minutes earlier at night. Differences between the current and proposed schedule can be seen here. Comments received will be considered and the Transit Board of Trustees will make their decision at their March 20 meeting.
Hybrid careers in design lecture By Ashley.Hannen @iowastatedaily.com Siobhan Gregory will lecture about the changes in industrial design at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in 2245 Coover Hall. Gregory works in Detroit at Wayne State University as a senior lecturer in design and design research. According to the Iowa State events calendar, Gregory is also an industrial designer and applied anthropologist. Gregory will discuss how anthropology can help industrial designers merge their designs with what is
culturally acceptable and in style. Gregory received a bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago both in industrial design as well as a master’s degree in anthropology from Wayne State University, according to the Iowa State College of Design. Gregory worked as a designer for General Motors and the Keds Corporation before joining the faculty of Wayne State University in 2012. “An industrial designer and applied anthropologist whose research focuses on
the progress toward a more human-centered design practice, Gregory will address traditional and nontraditional ethnographic approaches and methods in the design process, including consumer insights research, participatory design engagement and long-term fieldwork experiences.,” the event page reads. Gregory will also discuss “the increasingly important role that anthropological methods can play in creating designs that are culturally appropriate, inclusive and relevant.” The event is free and open to the public.
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NEWS Four Pizza Joints, One Campustown
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Blaze Pizza, opening soon at 2320 Lincoln Way, will be one of four pizza locations located in Campustown. Jeff’s Pizza, Pizza Pit and Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza will all share Campustown as options for pizza.
By Megan.Salo @iowastatedaily.com With two new pizza joints opening in Campustown, some are starting to wonder what this will mean for other local pizza establishments. For Iowa State, the main attraction of a late night out is Campustown. The bars located on and around Welch Avenue and Lincoln Way are the main attractions for nights out in Ames. After a long night at the bars, a pit-stop at one of the many late night food stops is a must. Currently, the options for these stops include some local favorites like hot dogs at Super Dog; Mexican food at Mr. Burrito, Fighting Burrito or Fuzzy’s Tacos; sandwiches at Jimmy Johns or pizza at Jeff’s Pizza or Pizza Pit. Jeff’s Pizza has been a go-to icon for quick
food after a late night since its opening in Ames about nine years ago and Pizza Pit has been serving the Ames community since 1976. But with the additional pizza joints opening soon, these two may start to have some competition. The two new joints, Blaze Pizza and Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, are under construction just a few doors down on either side of Jeff’s Pizza on Lincoln Way. So, why would these franchises decide to neighbor an already popular pizza joint in Campustown? Paul McCrae, the Ames franchise partner of Blaze Pizza, said that the chosen location of the new store wasn’t about the competition of these establishments, but more of getting the student’s attention. “It’s right across from the student union […] and we want to be on the mainstream of things and [with this location] we’re really at the corner of main and main,”
Halla Shafer, Alysa Cheng and Atakilti Berhe are community advisers at Iowa State.
If anyone has ever lived in a residence hall, they know the challenges that come with it. Between random roommates, community showers and being away from home for the first time, living in a new environment isn’t always easy for students. But, there’s a built-in guide, friend and mentor for every new student on campus — their first Community Adviser (CA). CAs are student-staff members that live in a residence hall with fellow students. Each building has a different amount of CAs, ranging from seven to 20. CAs duties include creating bulletin boards and door decorations for their hall members, attending weekly staff meetings and enforcing the rules and laws of campus. However, the work doesn’t end once students leave the building. CAs also work the hall desk twice a week, take night shifts to examine the building and stay on campus for weeks at a time to provide services for their floors. Halla Shafer, senior in civil engineering, is a CA for Geoffroy Hall. She said that she was inspired to become a CA after having a great experience with her own during her freshman year. “I wanted to help others transition, and be a role model,” Shafer said. The job is time-consuming, but most advisers don’t mind putting in extra hours to make sure that their residents are transitioning well to college and having a good
Pizza Pit’s co-manager, Tom Norphrop, also says they are unfazed by the additions to the community due to the fact that most of their profit comes from delivery to outside of Campustown. The four stores also have differences that will draw in different crowds. Whereas Jeff’s Pizza and Pizza Pit offer pizza by the slice and delivery, Blaze and Smokin’ Oak have a different approach. Blaze offers personal-sized pizzas, which the customer creates with their options of 48 different toppings and then watches as their pizza is cooked in 180 seconds in their main oven. Even quicker, Smokin’ Oak uses a woodfired oven to make their artisan pizzas in 90 seconds. Four pizza places within one small area may make the competition steep, but the options are sure to please the many college students that frequent the area.
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McCrae said. Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza agrees that Campustown has a great deal of business potential. “Campustown is growing by leaps and bounds,” said Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza CEO Matt Mongoven. “It’s a great location and we’re really happy to be there.” Despite the closeness of location to the local favorite, the managers at Jeff’s Pizza aren’t very worried about the competition. In fact, they welcome the crowd that these new stores will bring. “In big cities, you can go to a street corner and there’s literally three pizza places right next to each other,” said Jeff’s Pizza general store manager Elliot Krueger. “It just draws a general crowd so I think it will be beneficial in the long run.” Jeff’s Pizza is also hoping that their long standing relationship with the Ames community will benefit them.
experience in the residence halls. Community building is the main goal of any CA. Atakilti Berhe, senior in biological systems engineering, is a CA in Maple Hall. He said that one of his favorite parts of being a CA is interacting with students. “Getting to know students and creating that family bond within a floor is great,” Berhe said. To create this bond, both CAs and fellow students need to understand the different range of students they live with. With Iowa State admitting students from all fifty states and over 115 countries, the diversity on campus is large. A CA needs to be “supportive and accepting of all kinds of backgrounds,” Berhe said. Alysa Cheng, junior in statistics, is a CA for Wallace. She said that she’s met people from all different backgrounds and cultures throughout her experience. “I’ve met people I wouldn’t have met otherwise,” Cheng said. She said that one of her favorite parts of being a CA is watching students go from camping out in their rooms to interacting and making friends with other floor members. “Seeing how [students] are on move-in day, and then seeing them now is incredible,” Cheng said. The job isn’t always crafting and game nights, though. Students, especially first years, can go through dark times and need the support of their CAs. Berhe has experienced this firsthand, saying that the toughest thing he’s had
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The Thielen Student Health Center’s providers are encouraging women, 21 years-old or older to get pap smears.
Health providers encourage college women to get pap smears By Sarah.Muller @iowastatedaily.com
At 21 years-old, women are encouraged to start getting pap smears, but there are many other tests that the Thielen Student Health Center offers and encourages women to explore. “It’s very important to promote your health throughout your life,” said Rita Stumpf, diagnostics services manager at Student Health Center. “The sooner you know your status, the sooner you can be treated.” According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), a pap smear is a test that “looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix (or the passage at the end of a uterus) that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately.” Pap smears are recommended for women ages 21 to 65 years-old. “I do think we are reaching quite a few women, but not everyone is aware [of what’s available] at this point,” said Mary Raman, nurse practitioner and women’s health expert at Student Health Center. While Student Health Center offers a variety of women’s health services including birth control options and care for menstrual issues, Raman believes that female students should take advantage of
the testing options available. In order to receive a pap smear, a patient must receive a pelvic exam — a broad assessment of the female pelvic area. The provider will insert a speculum in order to open the vagina and allow access to the cervix. To get the surface cells for the pap smear, the provider will swab the walls of the cervix. The sample will be taken to a lab for screening. Raman said that the entire exam takes less than five minutes to complete. The sample gets sent to a reference lab, which can depend on the type of insurance the patient has. The results from the lab will take approximately seven days. “[A pap smear is] very simple and easy,” Stumpf said. “[Our providers] are very well informed and keep up with the latest guidelines of testing.” Raman explains that the national average is to receive a pap smear every three years if the screenings come back normal under the age of 30. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a sexually transmitted infection that can become cancerous according to the CDC. They state that HPV “is passed from one person to another through direct skinto-skin contact during sexual activity.” HPV can cause cervical, vaginal and
Organization offers community for Jewish students By Elizabeth.Jacavino @iowastatedaily.com ISU Hillel prides itself on being an organization with a family atmosphere. ISU Hillel is a Jewish student organization that provides a place for students to become connected and involved within the Jewish community. The organization
strives to educate and encourage service at Iowa State. “There’s a community here. One that is welcoming and that’s open,” Ben Kollasch, current vice president for ISU Hillel, said. Kollasch wants to implement his goal of increasing awareness of the organization before he leaves office. “[Before I graduate] I want to do something for the whole com-
munity,” Kollasch said. “I want to make a presence for the [Jewish] community.” It’s a small community, but a close one. “There [are] just not a lot of Jews in the world,” Kollasch said. Both Ashley Heath, the president of ISU Hillel, and Christina Hill, the group’s adviser, nodded at the comment. “That’s why all the commu-
nities are tight-knit,” Hill said. “There’s something special about Ames. Everyone here comes together and takes care of each other.” Kollasch and Heath were accustomed to being minority students in high school. When they arrived at Iowa State, both were seeking a community within their Jewish faith. “I went looking for Hillel. I can
say that in a heartbeat,” Heath said. “I was always the odd one out. People would talk about going to church on Sundays, and I would be like, ‘I went to my synagogue on Saturday.’” “I was really excited to have Hillel and that sense of community,” Kollasch said. Although ISU Hillel only has
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Across 1 Explosive sound 5 Outer __ 10 Not even ajar 14 “Born to Die” singer/songwriter Del Rey 15 Stadium divisions 16 Son of Leah 17 “You’re living in the past,” nowadays 20 Flower celebrated in an annual Ottawa festival 21 Move the boat, in a way 22 Painting option 23 Like a typical farmer’s market 25 “Gotcha!” 26 “You can’t go there,” nowadays 32 Peace Nobelist Sakharov 35 Elijah Blue’s mom 36 __ de coeur: impassioned plea 37 “Gone With the Wind” setting 38 “Whew!” 39 Sit a spell 40 The Pac-12’s Beavers 41 Ego 43 Citrine or amethyst 45 “Nobody can go there,” nowadays 48 A Bobbsey twin
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Mars enters Aries today, motivating profits to begin your next year. Advance your career. Use your power for good. Friends support your success; nurture your networks. Make preparations to realize a personal objective after 3/20. Carefully track numbers, especially after 4/4. Budget extra for the unexpected. Partnership sparks after 10/13. Express your love and appreciation. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. (March 21-April 19) Slow down and think it over. There’s an opportunity if you take time to look for it. Focus on restoring health and wellness, and supporting vitality. Rest and recharge.
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(April 20-May 20) Words and actions align, but there may be a roadblock. Try another tactic. Dispel confusion with key questions. Your network has the answers. Take a leap of faith. All ends well. Strengthen reserves.
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(May 21-June 20) Extend your influence by taking new responsibility. Achieve a career milestone or new level. Do what you said you would, and the pieces line up. Generate profits from home. Let your partner win.
Cancer - 9
(June 21-July 22) Put your money where your mouth is for a fat payout. Remember the rules. Don’t fall for an illusion. A delightful adventure carries you off. Record the amazing things you’re learning.
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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Keep your promises with your partner, and dreams become possible. Do what you said, and then create new promises to realize shared goals. Organize your efforts. Together you can.
By Mitchell.LaFrance @iowastatedaily.com The CEO of Bisimoto Engineering, Bisi Ezerioha, kicked off Engineer’s Week as the keynote speaker for a packed crowd at the Great Hall Thursday night. During his lecture, Ezerioha spoke to students, faculty and car enthusiasts about the importance of persistent problem solving and applying the skills that students learn in the classroom to real life. Ezerioha was just a small boy when his family moved to Nigeria from the United States. While there, he discovered a love of taking things apart and learning how they worked. At the young age of 15, he enrolled in university to study petrochemical engineering. After his first year at college in Nigeria, he enrolled in classes in the United States, as they had more ample opportunities that he sought out. After graduating from college with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering, he pursued a career in the pharmaceutical field. Ezerioha spent about 10 years in the pharmaceutical profession as a pharmaceutical researcher and salesman before he started his own business, Bisimoto Engineering, in 2006. The company designs, engineers and applies high-performance aftermarket products for various vehicles including Honda, Hyundai and Porsche. Among many impressive feats for the firm, their work has appeared in a variety of video games and movies, namely Fast and Furious 7, according to a lecture press release. “We [engineers] need encouragement. That’s one of the reasons why I’m here,” said Ezerioha. He spoke
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Keynote speaker Bisi Ezerioha speaks to students in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union Thursday.
CHANGES p1 mon understanding about enrollment management” at a university that has seen eight consecutive years of record enrollment. Harmon said that Doering’s position will be a bit different than the position he held prior to his appointment as vice president of student affairs, with a focus on developing a “true enrollment management model” for the university. “What I’m looking for from [Doering] is a more focused approach on enrollment management and student success,” Harmon said. “Of course, as a leader in the division she will help out and provide leadership across the division, but I really want us to have more of an emphasis on enrollment management as many other institutions in the country already have.” Harmon said that Doering’s experience in admissions and enrollment, as well as her leadership across campus and across the state made her the right
about how aspiring engineers are in a very unique position to shape the future. “You are making the world a better place.” Bisimoto holds various records in terms of power outputs for their engines, specifically, the most powerful naturally aspirated, single-overheadcam Honda engines in the world. Ezerioha didn’t stop there with innovation, though. In 2016, his team built a 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan with over 1,000 horsepower. It was built in an incredibly short amount of time; seven weeks according to Ezerioha. The minivan was on display at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association auto show in Las Vegas, Nevada. To put that into perspective, the average Honda minivan has around 250 horsepower. Suffice to say, you can bet the kids won’t be late for any soccer practice driving Bisimoto’s Odyssey. “Everyday at Bisimoto, I utilize
skills and concepts that I learned in the classroom,” said Ezerioha. “I encourage you to stay positive, and pay attention in your classes.” Ezerioha went on to talk about how when running into problems, it is important to look into all possible solutions, no matter how odd they may be. “Our second drag race car was actually based on a Honda Insight,” Ezerioha said. The Honda Insight was a hybridelectric vehicle manufactured for maximum mpg. Ezerioha says that when he saw that car for the first time, he knew it would make a great race car. “I thought it was really cool how he connected his education to his success,” said Ford Pendleton, junior in mechanical engineering. Ezerioha finished his lecture with words of encouragement for those pursuing degrees in engineering. “If you ever come across challenges, don’t lose sight. Stay focused.”
choice for the position. Harmon said the student affairs office hopes to use Doering’s new role to bring enrollment management at Iowa State to a higher level. As a department, they want to determine an appropriate size enrollment size each year, what new student increase should be and what is appropriate on a college by college basis. Harmon also said that with the hiring of Doering as vice president for enrollment management and student success, as well as the expansion of department of residence director Pete Englin’s position, the department for student affairs is beginning to create the executive management it needs. “In the new structure within student affairs, I will have four associated vice presidents [...] and so with the recent appointment of the new associate vice president dean of students and now Laura Doering and Pete Englin, I’m really rounding out the executive leadership team in student affairs,”
Harmon said. As assistant vice president for student affairs, Englin will work with other divisions to enhance capital planning and space management for student affairs. He will also represent Harmon on several committees and planning groups related to capital projects and space, one of Harmon’s top priorities. “...what Pete will be doing is really bringing people together to talk about short term, long term needs and who do we plan for those appropriately and how do we make sure that we’re proposing those to the university in a way that will allow us to move forward,” Harmon said. Englin has worked as director of the residence department since 2005 and oversees university-owned traditional residence halls, suites and apartments. Harmon also noted that his department is working on developing a position for an assistant vice president for health services.
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Today’s Birthday (2/17/17)
Aries - 7
Lecture kicks off Engineering Week
Libra - 9
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The work you do now and for the next month has long-lasting impact. Make bold declarations and realize them. Play bigger than you normally do. Expand your game. Provide value, it comes back.
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(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) All that practice pays off. The talents you’ve been honing shine in the spotlight. Long-term benefit is possible. A dream takes focus. Take on a big challenge and win. It’s getting exceptionally fun.
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(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Big home renovation projects (or possibly a move) come together this month. Ask for what you really want, and then show up to do the work to get it. You can make dreams come true. Set long-term goals.
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(Feb. 19-March 20) You can realize things you thought impossible this month. Put on your power suit and go drive them wild. Others say nice things about you. A personal breakthrough is available. Expand boundaries.
about 20 members, the energy encircling the group is exciting. Hill, Kollasch and Heath discuss future plans for the organization, including a Hillel house — a possible social with the other Hillel groups in Iowa and the Jewish culture as a whole. ISU Hillel meets at 5 p.m. every other Monday in the basement of Hach Hall. The group’s next meeting is this Monday. This week’s meeting will be elections for a new executive board, but the meetings aren’t always about business. “We also just vent,” Heath said. Hill said that having ISU Hillel isn’t just important for college students, but for the community as a whole. “[My son] can see Jewish college students as role models,” Hill said. “[He] gets to see other young Jews.” This semester, ISU Hillel will host events for Passover and social events throughout the term.
vulvar HPV cancers in women. However, Student Health Center offers an HPV vaccination to help protect women. “I can’t explain the importance of getting the HPV vaccine,” Raman said. “I would say a large number of our college-aged women are not vaccinated.” She hopes that women receive the vaccination while they are still in high school, but Raman encourages women in college to seek it out if they are not yet vaccinated. “People do need to check with their insurance about vaccine coverage, but I would recommend the HPV vaccine,” Raman said. While students currently pay $108 for a student health fee, the cost of a pap smear or an HPV vaccination is not included in this fee. However, Student Health Center works with
WEST p1 TILLO p1 smaller and would really benefit from that,” Barnes said. Tillo is currently a cadet for the Iowa State ROTC and will graduate as a second lieutenant. After graduation, he will serve as a pilot in the United States Air Force. As vice speaker for the Senate, Tillo said that he knows how the institution works and recognizes the changes that need to be made to improve this system. Barnes gained experience outside of the Senate leading over 180 members of Alpha Delta Pi as chapter president. If elected, vice president will be her first position within student government. She was also involved in WiSE and served as vice president of membership development for the Collegiate Panhellenic Council. Barnes said that in all of these roles she was driven to “empower women to make change in the community.” “All of those [roles] have really helped me advocate for women in underrepresented majors, but also to understand a lot of the experiences that a lot of women are facing here at Iowa State and what we can do to make sure they’re going through the herd and that’s a huge reason I am running,” Barnes said. To see more on their platform, visit tillobarnes.com.
Cyclone 101 module-course an active conversation between the students and the administrators. The course would be required of all students, if implemented, and would cover “sexual assault, bystander intervention, financial literacy, information literacy, campus resources and discussions regarding diversity and inclusion. West and Smith also hope to advocate for more diversity courses that they say will “expose students to new perspectives and world views.” On reinventing residency, West and Smith hope to tackle and better improve upon lease signings and lease gaps – specifically during the summer. “We’re hoping to get a solution, whether it’s opening a floor in Friley for the students that have that prob-
CA p3 to deal with as a CA is helping students struggling with suicidal thoughts. “Even though it only [happened] once or twice last semester, it’s difficult,” Berhe said. Cheng said that they “definitely get calls in the middle of the
many insurance providers to make sure that students can still receive the test. “The lab test is not covered [by the student health fee], because that is an outside charge,” Raman said. “The lab test might be billed to your insurance, but the cost to see me or one of the other providers is covered by the health fee. The preventative visits like the pap smear are billed to insurance.” Depending on the insurance, a patient’s sample for testing can be sent to a specific lab due to the insurance company having a contract with that laboratory. “We have it set up in our laboratory information system to automatically select the lab that’s best for your insurance coverage,” Stumpf said. For questions about a patient’s insurance working through Student Health Center, contact their office at 515-294-7523. lem with the lease gap, or anything like that,” Smith said. Smith said that they hope to work with both the university to provide an option for students or pressure landlords to shorten those gaps and not make it as much of an impact on students. West and Smith are also striving toward transparency, making it a goal that should they get elected, the two would work toward breaking down the university funding model so that students can better understand where their tuition and fees are being spent. West is currently a senior in biology in hopes of eventually going to medical school. Smith is a junior majoring in agricultural communications and political science. To see more on their platform, visit cody4isu.com. night,” whether it’s for advice or for physical and emotional help. Many CAs use their position to lend a helping hand to students. At the end of the day, the benefits of becoming a CA outweigh any tough times that may come while on the job. Berhe called being a CA “the best job on campus.”
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A White House petition for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns reached 800,000 signatures is being ignored.
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Micheal Flynn, National Security Adviser, has stepped down after only 23 days in office. His resignation has led to conflict between the Republican party and its constituents over the proper way to handle the implications of his actions during office.
Michael Flynn makes history National Security Adviser steps down amidst accusations By Wilson.Korges @iowastatedaily.com Michael Flynn has set a historical precedent, stepping down from office as National Security Adviser after spending less than a month in office. While Flynn wrote in his resignation letter “I am tendering my resignation, honored to have served our nation and the American people in such a distinguished way,” it is most likely his time in office will not be remembered by his achievements, but what his resignation means for our country. The details that have come forward in the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation have colored the past days, and look sure to do so for some time to come. Flynn stepped down because, it seemed at first, he had lost the trust of the president and his administration. If only that was the end of the story. Michael Flynn, before the inauguration, “discussed American sanctions against Russia, as well as areas of possible cooperation, with that country’s ambassador to the United States” which raises “the prospect that Mr. Flynn violated a law against private citizens’ engaging in diplomacy, and directly contradict statements made by Trump advisers,” writes the New York Times.
Not only does this discredit Flynn, but it also raises further concerns over the relationship between members of the new administration and Russia, namely the measure of direct influence Russia has over the United States. While the implications that loom heavy over Flynn’s close contact with Russia before entering into office would be worrying regardless of his station, as National Security Adviser, the result is particularly uncomfortable. With threats to national security currently being one of the most heated topics in political discussion, the Russian question remains unanswered. And in a world of immigration bans and email investigations, silence is unusual and disquieting. Flynn’s conduct apparently presents something of a problem for Congress. The question of an investigation has been met with some resistance thus far — a concept that, in a post-Watergate world, really boggles the mind. If this had happened at any other point in time, the merest suggestion of colluding with the Russians would have started an immediate and exacting bipartisan investigation to put Watergate to shame. This is unacceptable behavior from a member of either party, and should be dealt with by representatives from both in order to address wrongdoings and close the partisan gap. Unpunished injustices hurt the nation. This is not a matter of party — it is a matter of principle. Congress cannot afford to sit idly by and watch the executive branch
flounder in its attempts to police itself. The argument of avoiding critique of the new administration due to partisan leanings is understandable, but ultimately embarrassing. Overlooking the brash and possibly dangerous misconduct of others because they are also Republicans reflects badly on the entire party. Republicans — you deserve better. You fought and waged campaigns against perceived moral lapses in your opposition. You deserve a party who understands that the only way it will keep the sway it has won and the vote of confidence you have been given is by holding itself accountable for faults and correcting them. Hold your party accountable. Do not let your representatives in Congress be bought off with the promise of policy concessions, and stand idly by while wrong is done. If national security is a real concern for you, reach out to your representatives and take action. Regardless of your political party or leanings, reach out to your representatives in Congress and urge them to work with those both inside their party and outside of it in order to address this grave issue. Congress’ final response to current calls for investigation may very well set the tone not only for future reactions to political scandals, but also for international relations. We need to decide how we want our reactions to events such as these to be, not as party members but as individuals within a larger nation in which we all must live with the consequences of our actions.
Stricter gun control legislation needed By Peyton.Spanbauer @iowastatedaily.com The U.S. Constitution was written exactly 230 years ago. That is how old and outdated the Second Amendment is. And 230 years down the line, we have used and abused the right to bear arms time and time again. Three people lose their lives to gun violence every hour in America. If the United States were to put in place stricter gun laws, there would be less murders, mass murders, school shootings, gun violence against police and city streets would be much, much safer. Unfortunately, these are dark times for gun control laws and regulation. Donald Trump, who is a self-proclaimed National Rifle Association supporter, has previously stated his support for the right to bear arms and has even gone as far to say that he will remove gun-free zones, such as schools and public businesses. President Trump also ran his campaign with the promise of a national right-to-carry act, meaning all people of gun-carrying age would have the right to carry a concealed gun anywhere at all times. In my complete and honest opinion, there is no need for guns so long as other guns or weapons aren’t present. Who needs or wants to bring a gun to school for any reason other than violence? Who needs to bring a gun everywhere they go?
The purpose of having a gun is for protection, and in a world without guns, there would be no reason at its presence. While people may argue that they want guns for protection, the bigger picture is that guns are used for violence against others. Sandy Hook, Pulse night club, Columbine, Virginia Tech, San Bernardino, Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood — the list goes on and on. Whether perpetrated by the mentally ill, terrorists or influenced by violent media, these shootings happened. These shootings took the lives of hundreds of innocent people. These shootings could have been prevented. I understand that there are people who say that they feel they need the protection of a gun in order to stay safe on a daily basis. Some neighborhoods are like that. I have the privilege of not knowing what that is like. It is unfortunate that there are situations like those that leave people resorting to guns in order to protect themselves and their families. However, these guns are often misused from their original purpose and can become deadly, instead of simply intimidating. In 2010 alone, there were 606 deaths due to unintentional firearm injuries. Approximately eight percent of all accidental firearm deaths are caused by shots fired by the hands of children under the age of six. Yes, I said shooting deaths. Caused by toddlers. Furthermore, guns are used
Paying taxes are an act of resistance Contrary to what our new president may believe, you have to pay your taxes. While the Trump administration already indicated it will ignore the White House petition signed by more than 800,000 Americans because it calls for the president to release his full tax returns (which perhaps indicates he didn’t pay any income tax for a period of 18 years) and the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee recently voted not to request his returns, citing Trump’s right to “privacy,” the rest of us still have this obligation. Although the prospect of your tax dollars going toward Trump’s weekend Mar-a-Lago visits may not be so appealing considering the above observations, you might want to think of paying taxes as an act of resistance. Your taxes are allocated across several areas, including interest on the national debt, the military and veterans’ benefits, education and other government needs. They go toward less fortunate people’s healthcare and what some gracious people might consider basic human rights. Taxes also fund science organizations like the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, both of which provide funding in turn for research done at major universities like Iowa State. If this is your first time paying your own taxes or you’re just not sure where to begin, there are resources at Iowa State that can help you out. Accounting students in the College of Business are offering free tax preparation help via their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which runs through April 10 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students can also sign up for the half-semester course Personal Finance in Early Adulthood (HD FS 183), which begins Mar. 6 and incorporates information about taxes and student loans. Meanwhile, the International Students and Scholars Office can provide tax help for international students and the university’s Financial Counseling Clinic can answer your broader questions about financial planning. No matter your previous experience with paying taxes, or your knowledge of the difference between a W-2, 1098-T and 1095-A (your wages, tuition statement and Health Insurance Marketplace statement, respectively), remember that help exists if you need it to complete your taxes this year. And while you might not agree with every outlet your taxes go toward funding, taxes are an important aspect of our society’s ability to function, whether that means helping people in poverty access food or paying for the president and his family to profit off of their vacations. The infamous April 15 deadline may feel distant now, but knowing your resources and motivations for paying taxes should help you finish this necessary task sooner rather than later — just in time to figure out which “Tax March” is closest to you.
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The U.S. Constitution was written over two centuries ago, at a time when the right to bear arms had an entirely different meaning.
in approximately 50 percent of all suicides and result in 62 percent of all gun deaths, while guns are used in 68 percent of all homicides. If guns weren’t so easily accessible to us, there would arguably be less suicides and homicides. The reality is that people are hurting themselves and others with guns, so why would we want more out on the streets? Guns can and do fall into the wrong hands — whether someone who is intending to use them for violence on others or themselves, or even the hands
of a child. Unless America can recognize the necessity for stricter gun control rules, legislation and policies, violence will continue to prosper. Loose gun laws such as those supported by President Trump and his fellow Republicans will only continue to worsen the problem and breed more violence in our country. We should not be so desensitized to hearing about mass shootings, and children being shot on their way home from school. A violence-obsessed society is not one we want.
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Earl Hall grapples with an Oklahoma wrestler Jan. 27 at Hilton Coliseum.
IOWA STATE SENDS SENIORS OFF
By Ben.Visser @iowastatedaily.com
Gabe Moreno has been an Iowa State wrestling fan his whole life. His dad and brother wrestled at Iowa State. Iowa State wrestling is in the 149 pounder’s blood. On Sunday, Moreno will take the mat in Hilton Coliseum one last time. “I’m not going to lie, I’m super emotional — I wear my heart on my sleeve,” Moreno said. “That one last time being in Hilton I’m predicting I’ll be pretty emotional about it.” When coach Kevin Jackson met with the media after his resignation he said his focus is sending the seniors off on a high note. The Cyclones have the potential to have seven seniors in their starting lineup as they take on
Minnesota. The seven potential seniors are Kyle Larson at 125 pounds, Earl Hall at 133, John Meeks at 141, Moreno at 149, Lelund Weatherspoon at 174, Carson Powell at 184 and Quean Smith at heavyweight. Larson has a tough matchup against No. 7 Ethan Lizak. “It’s the last time I get to step out there in Hilton and represent Iowa State and myself and my family,” the 125-pound Larson said. “I’m just really excited for the opportunity and also the matchup I have.” Lizak is a tough wrestler on top, so Larson has committed this week to making sure his mat wrestling is locked in and he can get out from underneath. No. 13 Minnesota brings a strong top-to-bottom team to Ames. Iowa State believes the dual will pre-
pare them for the postseason tournaments. “It’s a good tune up, good practice because those guys are going to make it to the tournament,” Moreno said. “They’re the level of the guys you want to beat if you want to reach those goals.” Larson wants the team to put aside the distractions surrounding the 1-11 team. “This next month is really the only thing that matters,” Larson said. “Stop letting the outside things affect your wrestling and really make it about yourself and what you want to accomplish. Our motivation is it’s our last home dual, give the fans what they want. “Try to end the dual season right.” Earl Hall also recognizes that the last month is the only thing that really mat-
ters in collegiate wrestling. This is also the second time he’s going through senior night. Iowa State thought last year was his final season, but over the summer he was granted another year of eligibility. “All the emotions I felt last year I don’t feel this year,” Hall said. “But rather than finish at the bottom of the podium, I’d rather finish at the top. “I know at this time of the year it’s just putting together for one good tournament.” Moreno is confident the team will end the season strong. “Dual wise, people are going to look at our season as a failure, regardless of whether or not we beat Minnesota,” Moreno said. “We want to beat them, but we’re going to win when it counts.”
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Ex-ISU coach investigated at Colorado State for verbal abuse FEBRUARY LEASING EVENT By Luke.Manderfeld @iowastatedaily.com
Colorado State Basketball Coach Larry Eustachy, who coached at Iowa State from 1998-2003, was investigated by the university in 2013-14 for emotionally abusing his players by using fear and intimidation. Eustachy went on profanity-laden tirades against assistant coaches, players and referees, according to records obtained by the Coloradoan. In the investigation, Eustachy admitted to calling players “f***ing p**sies” and “f***ing c**ts,” punching whiteboards and throwing unopened soda cans at walls during multiple outbursts during his short tenure at Colorado State at the time. He was hired in 2012. At the end of a letter addressed to Eustachy, former Colorado Athletic Director Jack Graham said Eustachy could not repeat the bad behavior or the university would “terminate its contract with you for just cause.”
“I am deeply disappointed on a very personal level that someone chose to publicize LARRY confidential EUSTACHY information from my personal file,” Eustachy said in a statement to the Coloradoan. “That said, I fully recognize that I’m not perfect. I have my faults and strive every day to be better than I was yesterday.” The investigation, which spanned 99 days in the 2013-14 season, interviewed 14 players and basketball and athletic department staff members, according to the Coloradoan. Graham, former Deputy Athletic Director John Morris and current Executive Associate Senior Athletic Director Steve Cottingham conducted the investigation with the consent of Colorado State University president Tony Frank, the Coloradoan reported. “I believed Eustachy should be terminated and believed we had the basis to terminate for cause,” Gra-
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ham told the Coloradoan. “I was advised by Tony Frank that we did not have the basis to terminate for cause and that Eustachy was to be placed on a personal improvement plan.” Eustachy resigned at Iowa State in 2003 — five years after he was hired — after photos surfaced in the Des Moines Register showing him partying and kissing college-aged women at a party near the University of Missouri campus following a game on Jan. 22. In a press conference shortly after, Eustachy said he had begun rehab treatment for alcoholism. Iowa State’s athletic director at the time, Bruce Van De Velde, suspended Eustachy and recommended he be fired. Eustachy resigned in May 2003. Eustachy took over the Iowa State program from Tim Floyd, who resigned in 1998 after becoming the head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Eustachy headed one of the most successful Iowa State teams in program history in 1999-2000, winning 32 games and making a run to the Elite Eight.
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Ames man arrested for leaving threatening voicemail messages By Grayson Schmidt, Ames Tribune An Ames man was arrested Wednesday after police say he left threatening and inappropriate messages over the Nevada School District voicemail targeting a transgender student. Mondell V. Olson, 65, was
charged with two counts of first-degree harassment, and one count of third-degree harassment, after leaving two mesMONDELL sages threatening V. OLSON to kill, brand, and cause bodily harm to the student.
According to the Nevada Police Department, on Friday, Feb. 10, and Tuesday, Feb. 14, it took reports of several threatening messages, and one that was described as “sexual in nature.” After conducting an investigation, a search warrant was executed at Olson’s apartment, where police recovered the cell phone involved in the threaten-
either the Nevada Police Department of Story County Sheriff’s Office. As of Wednesday afternoon, Olson was being held at Story County Jail on $4,300 bond. The Nevada Police Department can be reached at (515) 382-4593. The Ames Police Department can be reached at (515) 239-5133.
ing calls and texts. Nevada police said some of the evidence collected has been shared with the Story County Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating similar reports toward the Nevada student from around the county. Additional charges may be filed, and police encourage anyone with information to contact
Ames Bike Summit seeks opinions By Grayson Schmidt, Ames Tribune Those wishing to voice their concerns about the current state of bike-pedestrian-vehicle relationships will have their opportunity Friday at the Ames Bike Summit. A meeting will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at Ames Public Library for people who want to listen to various presentations and ask questions about what the city is doing to improve the current relationship pedestrians and bikers have with drivers. Ames Bicycle Coalition Vice President Steve Libbey said he hopes people from both the biking and non-biking communities come to voice their opinions. “It’s an opportunity to learn, and also share with people who are both involved in creating the facilities that we have, and are involved with using the facilities,” Libbey said. “Hopefully, we’ll get a good variety of people there, because that’s going to be more helpful.” According to Libbey, the Ames Bicycle Coalition held a summit several
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A man bikes with the Ames Bicycle Coalition at the Fourth of July parade on Main Street, July 4, 2016. A meeting will be held Friday to improve the relationship between pedestrians, bikers and drivers.
years ago, which he said received a good turnout. Since then there have been several projects that have been completed, with the goal of creating a more bike and pedestrianfriendly environment, such as the Squaw Creek Bridge project, and Welch Avenue. But Libbey said in order to fi nd new solutions, the
conversation must continue. “There are lots of ways of getting around, and we need to figure out how to accommodate that reality,” Libbey said. “I think it’s a combination of just being more aware of things, but also doing some redesign of some of the physical infrastructure that we have.”
Sandwich shop to open in Ames By Dan Mika, Ames Tribune The owner of Brick City Grill is preparing to bring the first Erbert and Gerbert’s sandwich shop to the central Iowa area later this spring. Erbert and Gerbert’s will offer sub-style sandwiches and soup to customers both in-store and for delivery. The Wisconsin-based sandwich franchise has three locations in Iowa City and Cedar Falls, but the upcoming Ames location will be the first in the city or in the Des Moines metropolitan area. Brick City Grill owner Jason Mikkelson said the shop, located about a block from the west Ames Hy-Vee at 3505 Lincoln Way, will price sandwiches around $5 to $7 and around $10 for a soup-sandwich combination. He said drivers be able to deliver to all of west Ames
and as far east as University Avenue, but isn’t completely sure how far north and south deliveries will be able to go. Mikkelson said he decided to work with Erberts and Gerbert’s because of the company’s variety of sandwich dressings and soups, and its use of gluten-free bread on request. He also believes the company will support his venture from a logistics standpoint, useful for any business owner preparing to start a second venture. “I have to wear every single hat,” he said. “From product development, to market, to research, to accounting, I do all of it. With the franchise, you have a support team behind you.” Mikkelson has begun divesting some of the daily tasks at Brick City Grill to employees as he prepares to leave town for three weeks for training.
New China to close later in February after nearly 10 years open By Dan Mika, Ames Tribune Chinese restaurant New China will close its west Ames location later this month after 10 years in business. Co-owner Mei Zheng said the building owners declined to renew the restaurant’s lease. The restaurant will close its doors Feb. 27. The restaurant is located next door to the west Ames McFarland Clinic, which purchased the entire building some years ago. A McFarland Clinic spokesperson said the company plans to expand that location within the next few years. Zheng said her husband could potentially reopen the restaurant in a few months
depending on if they can find a suitable location. In the meantime, Zheng said she’ll spend time with her children, something wasn’t able to do as often as she wanted to while running the restaurant. Zheng said her husband will teach some of the restaurant’s signature dishes from their authentic Chinese menu to her brother-in-law, who runs the restaurant “888” near the North Grand Mall. She said some of those recipes were only available at New China. Zheng said regulars to the restaurant have showered her and her husband with support, saying people have been extremely friendly and welcoming to them over their decade in business.
Erbert and Gerbert’s is moving into a competitive market in the Ames area, as Jimmy John’s owns five locations around the city while Panera has begun delivery service in recent weeks. Mikkelson said the shop can compete with established soup-and-sandwich places with its own products. He also said shop employees will hand out sandwich samples at events to drum up hype for the grand opening. With those together, Mikkelson is confident the new venture can succeed in Ames. “Some of the haters, if you will, are going to say it’s just a Jimmy John’s ripoff,” he said. “It’s similar, but Erbert and Gerbert’s have been around ... just as long as they have... and I also fire back to just try it.” Mikkelson said he hopes to open the store sometime in mid-to-late April.
The event is co-sponsored by the Ames Bicycle Coalition with Healthiest Ames, and features speakers from the city, ISU, Ames Police Department, and other communities. “The point is really just to get some people out here to talk about what they are doing in terms of developing infrastructure
to make it easier and safer for people to not necessarily rely on an automobile to get around,” Libbey said. Last year, the Ames Police Department launched the Bike, Walk, Drive SMART campaign, which encouraged pedestrians and drivers to show respect to one another, to prevent accidents.
And just this past week the Story County Attorney’s Office drafted “Emmalee’s Law” — named after the former ISU student who was struck and killed by a CyRide bus — which would clear up some of the language in state code, and provide harsher penalties for defendants in hit-andrun cases for who don’t turn themselves in. “The whole purpose behind this is to ensure that this never happens to another family,” Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said. With those recent developments, Libbey said the Ames Bicycle Coalition thought it was time to bring back the summit. “Ideally, if you can get the infrastructure and design correct, you’ll reduce the potential for those sort of incidents to arise in the first place, and that’s really the ultimate goal here,” he said. “There’s really a lot of way to get around, and if we can be more intelligent in the design and in some cases the retrofitting of intersections and streetways, then hopefully we can reduce to potential for that sort of incident to happen.”
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