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Students talk with prospective employers during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Ag Career Day held Oct. 21, 2001, in the Memorial Union. The 2010 Ag Career Fair will feature more than 80 companies. File photo: Iowa State Daily

‘The glass is half-full’ Internships, employment in store for motivated, persistent students

Opportunities to meet employers ■■ The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club will host a chili luncheon for industry reps, faculty, staff and students 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtiss Hall rotunda. Cost is $3. ■■ The Monsanto Mobile Technology Unit will visit the ISU campus Feb. 3–5. The exhibit will be parked on Stange Road between Kildee and Lagomarcino Hall and is open for visits 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

By Bethany Pint Daily Staff Writer Students who haven’t found jobs or summer internships yet are in luck. The third annual Ag Career Day takes place 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Union. More than 80 employers are scheduled to recruit students for internships, and parttime and full-time positions, said Mike Gaul, director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services ­— although some

employers might just offer information about their companies and not be hiring. Gaul said that despite the “doom and gloom” students hear about the job market, it’s important to stay persistent and keep looking. “The glass is half full versus half empty; you just have to stay motivated and commit yourself to the job search,” he said. “Is it going to take longer? Probably. But in the end good

help is always in high demand, and we’ve got great students at Iowa State.” Gaul said it’s important for students to check out the list of employers and research the companies before heading to career day. “There’s nothing worse than walking up to a company and not knowing anything about them,” he said. “Take the time to re-

see FAIR on PAGE 14

Ames Community

Board approves termination Possible dismissal of superintendent decision awaits legal matters By Alexander Hutchins Daily Staff Writer The Ames Community School Board voted on and approved a Notice of Consideration of Termination for Superintendant Linda Beyea. The notice contains a list of 25 items cited as Beyea’s failures to uphold her duty to the district. Members of the school board are unable to comment in-depth on the issue.

“It’s a personnel matter,” Francis Todey, school board member, said. Todey said that other than the fact that the school board has voted on the issue it is improper for school board members to comment on it. Beyea was unable to be reached for comment on the issue. Paul Sodders, president of the Ames school board, said that the motion will be treated like any other district business. “It’s a process like anything else,” Sodders said. Beyea has been placed on paid administrative leave, Sodders said. The decision is a motion to terminate Beyea’s contract but has not actually removed her from office.

Sodders said the dismissal procedure will follow administrative contract law in Iowa. Beyea has five days to launch a hearing on the school board’s notice of termination. “We absolutely respect [Beyea’s] rights in this manner,” Sodders said. Beyea’s filing for the hearing is the next step. A judge would review the notice for contract termination and the case for Beyea’s removal and issue a ruling. After the judge makes a ruling, the case is returned to the school board, Sodders said. At that point the school board can vote to retain or dismiss Beyea regardless of the judge’s ruling. “It’s legally still a personnel issue,” Sodders said.

U.S. Bank

Robbery suspect apprehended By Alexander Hutchins Daily Staff Writer Cindy Ann Davis, 38, of Ames, was arrested Tuesday morning on the charge of second-degree robbery. Cmdr. Mike Brennan of the Ames Police Department said the police received a call from U.S. Bank in downtown Ames at around 9:46 a.m. Tuesday. The call gave a description

of the suspect that was relayed to the responding officers. As a train passed the Davis downtown area, a plainclothes officer noticed Davis walking from the scene of the robbery. Though the officer had previ-

ously been situated in his vehicle, he opted to give chase on foot — after having had difficulty turning his car around — and apprehended Davis. Davis fit the description given by the bank staff and had the bag from the robbery when the officer arrested her. “Officers respond quite frequently to bank alarms, most of which are mechanical or human error,” Brennan said.

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ISU students are still discouraged from organizing volunteer search efforts in the case of missing ISU student Jon Lacina, who has been missing for 11 days — but there are other ways to help. A release from the ISU News Service encouraged students to post flyers off Lacina campus and use social networking tools to spread the word about Lacina’s disappearance. Flyers were made available in the Dean of Students Office and in the Student Services Building Feb. 2. It can also be downloaded here: www.news.iastate.edu/images/2010/jan/ lacina.pdf. ISU Police encourage the continued distribution of flyers; however, they strongly discourage the organization of physical searches on a volunteer level. This is for “protection of evidence, as well as personal safety,” said ISU Department of Public Safety Director Jerry Stewart. Raising awareness in communities throughout Iowa and the Midwest is a priority, Stewart said. This can be done by posting flyers in convenience stores, truck stops, rest areas and major thoroughfares, along with notices online — especially on Facebook and MySpace. “Students are very good at electronic networking,” Stewart said. “We would like to capitalize on that and use that talent to more widely distribute information.” Dean of Students Dione Somerville also stressed the importance of online outreach. “We’re trying to encourage the dissemination of information where it will have the most value,” Stewart said. This includes posting information about Lacina in places that might be popular with online gamers. “We know that Jon has an interest in online gaming,” Stewart said, adding that they are trying to raise awareness in those communities. Investigators are still inspecting Lacina’s electronic devices and conducting interviews in search of clues to his whereabouts since Jan. 22. Stewart said 10:57 p.m., the night Lacina

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Student Government

Purchase prospects continue for theater By Paige Godden Daily Staff Writer The Government of the Student Body Senate may vote on a bill that would take the it one step closer to purchasing the old Varsity Theater. “We haven’t decided if we will be voting on it yet or not,” said Tom Danielson, GSB finance director and member of the Varsity Danielson Task Force. “We have a chance to meet with the Board of Regents on Thursday morning and have one last number to finalize yet.” Danielson said it may vote on it anyway, because the members have been looking at the proposal for more than three weeks now, and he wasn’t sure if finalizing one number would have a large effect on the decision. If the bill is passed, the Board of Regents will vote at its March 24 meeting whether or not to sign its name to the fiveyear lease. Members of the GSB have differing opinions on the proposal to buy the theater.

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Technology

Wimba programs opens new horizons for WebCT By Abigail Barefoot Daily Staff Writer With budgets cuts and less money being spread further, new technology is helping ease the tightening of resources. Wimba is a set of new tools that works together with information provided by WebCT. There are three components of Wimba: Wimba Classroom, Wimba Voice Scofield and Wimba Pronto. While the program began with distance learning and online classes at Iowa State, the Web features are slowly being incorporated with the general student population. “It brings students to closer to campus without being on campus,” said Gaylan Scofield, director at the Brenton Cen-

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Maxwell Marple, freshman in material engineering, makes measurements Tuesday for a charcoal drawing in the Workspace. Marple said he does not have much time to draw, but this drawing class “forces” him to take the time. Photo: Whitney Sager/Iowa State Daily

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the scene struck a car owned by Craig Eppert. (reported at 5:11 p.m.) Jordan Thompson, 20, of Council Bluffs, was arrested and charged with public intoxication and underage possession of alcohol. He was transported to the Story County Justice Center. (reported at 10:39 p.m.) Garrett Glick,

Sciences; Rachel Millard, vice chairperson, Business; Laura Coombs, secretary, Business; Andrew Hoefler, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Kristen Merchant, Liberal Arts and Sciences; AkshaLi Gandhi, Design; Akash Patel, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Russell Laczniak, faculty; Barbara Mack, faculty; Sara Brown, professional.

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18, of Sioux City, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was transported to the Story County Justice Center. (reported at 11:11 p.m.) Elliott Deering, 18, of Clinton, was arrested and charged with public intoxication and underage possession of alcohol. Criminal mischief charges will

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additionally be filed upon receipt of damage estimates for a broken window. He was transported to the Story County Justice Center. (reported at 11:29 p.m.) Jan. 30 Cole Bakke, 21, 7324 Frederiksen Ct., was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 2:00 a.m.)

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Alumnus reflects Simplified version of FAFSA created By Chelsea Davis Daily Staff Writer

Speaking to an audience Tuesday night in the Memorial Union’s Great Hall, Graham Spanier, president of Penn State and an alumnus of Iowa State, gave the Liberal Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration speech, “What You Can Learn Sleeping in the Residence Halls.” “Students today are ready to go and set the world on fire,” Spanier said. From binge drinking to overbearing parents to his time spent in the residence halls, Spanier covered the bases while discussing the lives of college students today and during his time as an undergraduate and graduate student. Spanier said he could see major changes in universities since his time as a student. “Remember when phrases like ‘Make love, not war,’ ‘Power to the people’ and ‘groovy’ were all part of the lexicon?” Spanier said. “Remember when ‘booty’ was pirate’s treasure? Not anymore.” Taking on a more serious tone, Spanier spoke of the problems students have today, most notably involving alcohol and drug problems, mental health issues and sexual expe-

Spanier’s Top 4 Reasons You Can Tell You’ve Been Out of College Too Long: 4. A $4 bottle of wine is no longer pretty good stuff 3. Having 130 days of vacation time cut to 15 2. Over 90 percent of our time is spent in front of a computer for real work 1. You hear your favorite song on the elevator

rience. “At Penn State we fill 55,000 prescriptions annually,” Spanier said. “Among the top are oral contraceptives, antibiotics, medications for sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal and/or yeast infections and anti-depressants.” He referred to this generation as Generation Rx, where a lot of abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicine is occurring. An universal topic to all college campuses, Spanier said the drug of choice of students today is alcohol. “Binge drinking is continuing to rise, along with the harms that go along with it,” Spanier said. “Nearly half of college students engage in

[binge drinking] and the number of students who have been unintentionally harmed while under the influence has risen to nearly 600,000.” An alternative to the norm, Spanier stays overnight in the residence halls of Penn State during move-in weekend every year in order to “keep [his] finger on the pulse of the student population,” which he has found to be “extremely informative.” “Students come alive after dark,” Spanier said. “They have a desire to be entertained. They’re like bats, owls or vampires; they’re creatures of the night.” Students dispersed throughout the audience could be seen nodding their heads in agreement with many of Spanier’s statements, and afterward they left with smiles on their faces. “He had a realistic understanding of college students today,” Ashley Rosener, senior in English, said. With Spanier last night were his mother-in-law, Maxine Whipple, of Des Moines, and sister-in-law, Shari Baeth, also of Des Moines, who said he always does a great job speaking and talking off-thecuff when receiving questions. He knows ‘em, he just knows ‘em,” Baeth said.

Colleges

Regents begin evaluations By Jessica Opoien Daily Staff Writer The Iowa Board of Regents will conduct mid-year evaluations of the presidents of the three regent’s universities today to kick off the board’s twoday February meeting. Regents Executive Director Robert Donley will also be evaluated. The board will convene

both days at the Scheman Building on the ISU campus. Wednesday’s meeting will begin in open session at 10 a.m.; however, the board will immediately go into a closed session for the evaluations. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Committee will then meet in open sesion from 3–5 p.m. Thursday, the board will

meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. – noon, and from 12:45– 4:30 p.m., Before the noon lunch break, the regents will vote on a proposal for a base annual tuition increase of 6 percent for resident undergraduate and graduate students in the coming fiscal year 2011. Check www.iowastatedaily. com for updates.

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The priority deadline to fill your FAFSA is March 1. For questions about the form, call the Financial Aid office at (515) 294-2223.

By Bethany Pint Daily Staff Writer The Federal Application for Federal Student Aid priority deadline of March 1 is less than one month away, and although the application still includes a lot of blank spaces for numbers and information, the form just Cendana got a little less complicated for those attempting to fill it out. The United States Student Association, a grassroots organization that lobbies for issues that affect students, advocated for a simplified version of the FAFSA form in the hope of making college even more accessible for all students. “For a long time the FAFSA has been a barrier to access and affordability for many students,” said Gregory Cendana, USSA President and recent UCLA graduate. He said the simplified FAFSA form removes 22 questions and 17 Web screens in the online version of the form. The online and paper forms of the application use “skip logic,” which allows students and their parents to bypass questions that are irrelevant based on previous answers. “If students do it online, then depending on how they answer the question, there’s skip logic built into the electronic version so the student doesn’t even see any of those other questions,” said Roberta Johnson, director of financial aid. “It’s eliminated a large share of the questions.” Johnson estimated that 97 percent of students and their families fill out the FAFSA form electronically. “At the federal level there is a big push to simplify the FAFSA because one of the fears is that the people who should be completing the FAFSA are not completing the FAFSA form simply because they’re intimidated by it,” she said.

Johnson said the simplified version should make the application process easier for students and their families to make the March 1 priority deadline. The deadline is important to meet because of the extra financial aid students in need could receive, Johnson said. “The reason that March 1 is so critical for us is that we receive some funding in the form of appropriations,” she said. A notification from the federal government said that ISU’s Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, which provides needs-based grants to low income undergraduate students, is going to be $980,000 for the following year. The maximum amount available for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, which provides lowinterest loans to needy families, is about $3 million. Funding remains limited for the ISU Grant, she said. “It’s just absolutely critical that if a student wants to be considered for funding from any of those sources, their FAFSA form has to be in by March 1,” Johnson said. “If it’s in after March 1, the only two sources of financial aid that we can offer them would be the Federal Pell Grant if they’re eligible — that program does stay open all year round — or student loans. That’s it.” Johnson said the FAFSA form is important because it is the only financial aid application Iowa State has. “Some schools have more than one financial aid application form,” she said. “Iowa State only uses the FAFSA. We’ve tried to simplify it as much as possible by not requiring any other extra forms, but you have to do the FAFSA form in order to be considered for the federal money.”

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As many of you know the NFL football season is coming to a close, so for many of us that means having a Super Bowl party. Most Super Bowl celebrations consist of food, drinks, family and friends. Here are a few ideas to serve at your Super Bowl party to get you in the mood for football, even if your favorite part of the Super Bowl is watching the commercials. One of the easiest items to prepare in a football shape are cookies with the two team’s colors. These cookies can be purchased at your local grocery store, or you can buy a football shaped cookie cutter and make homemade cookies. In addition to the cookies, you can also purchase cupcakes with footballs on them or make them to take care of your sweet tooth.   If you feel that homemade cookies and cupcakes are too time consuming, try making Rice Krispie bars cut out football shaped designs. For an added touch, use a plastic storage bag or piping bag to add white lace.   If you want something savory, try deviled eggs. They’re great for a party and can easily be transformed into footballs. Use cut up chives to mimic the laces and line them up in a football formation.     If you are planning to have chili, stew or some sort of meat and cheese dip, consider making or buying a loaf of bread shaped as a football. This will go along with a hearty meal and help enhance your football theme. Edible football decorations may sound complicated but they’re a lot easier than you think. Try creating your own football field by taking Twinkies and building a rectangle shape on a plater or piece of aluminum foil. Stake them up as high as you’d like and secure with toothpicks. Once you’re finished, build a second layer of Twinkies on the inside of the first wall. This will form a moat-like structure. Fill the structure with your favorite snacks and place a bowl of your favorite dip in the center. Make two goal posts on either side out of Slim Jims. Now, all you need is the game!     So whether you enjoy watching the Super Bowl, or just enjoy watching the commercials, take these ideas and make your day more festive with these football themed food ideas.

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Super Bowl Sunday has many traditions and in my house that includes guacamole. Stop settling for chips and salsa, this is a special day and should be celebrated with a dip that has pizzazz.

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Super Bowl XLIV for the non-cook By Devon O’Brien AmesEats Flavors writer

When most people think about the Super Bowl, the half-time show, record breaking commercials and fantastic finger food comes to mind. With all of those delectable snacks, what do you do if cooking isn’t your thing? Well, don’t worry. With these tips you can still be the host with the most without breaking a sweat. nPizza

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easy and will leave your home smelling great! Make these five platters the staples to your party. In addition to these options, add store-bought classics like chips and salsa, pretzels, cereal mix and candy. With these tips, you will spend your time watching the game and out of the kitchen!

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Military reviews homosexuality policy By Anne Flaherty Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — It’s time to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and allow gay troops to serve openly for the first time in history, the nation’s top defense officials declared Tuesday, with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff proclaiming that service members should not be forced to “lie about who they are.” However, both Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen asked for a year to study the impact before Congress would lift the controversial policy. Reversing the Pentagon’s 17-yearold policy toward gays “comes down to integrity,” for the military as an institu-

tion as well as the service members themselves, Mullen told a Senate hearing. Unpersuaded, several Republican senators said they would oppose any congressional effort to repeal the policy. The Pentagon announced an 11-month review of how the ban could be lifted, as President Barack Obama has said he will work to do. But there is no deadline for ending the policy that dates to President Bill Clinton’s tenure and that gay rights advocates are pressing heavily to overturn. In the meantime, Gates announced plans to loosen enforcement rules for the policy, which says, in essence, that gays may serve so long as they keep their sexuality private. Obama has called for repeal but

has done little in his first year in office to advance that goal. If he succeeds, it would mark the biggest shake-up to military personnel policies since President Harry S. Truman’s 1948 executive order integrating the services. Homosexuality has never been openly tolerated in the American military, and the 1993 policy was intended to be a compromise that let gay men and women serve so long as they stayed silent about their sexuality. Clinton had wanted to repeal the ban entirely, but the military and many in Congress argued that doing so would dangerously disrupt order. Repealing the ban would take an act of Congress, something that does not appear close to happening.

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By Nabil Yousaf Associated Press Writer SARGODHA, Pakistan — Five American terrorism suspects alleged Tuesday that they were subjected to electric shocks and other torture by the FBI and Pakistani police, the latest wrinkle in a case that has added to sensitivities in U.S.Pakistani relations. The men tossed a tissue with some of the allegations scribbled on it to reporters as they headed to their latest hearing in court, where a judge delayed formally charging the suspects for at least two more weeks. “Since our arrest, the U.S. FBI and Pakistani police have tortured us,” read the message. “They are trying to set us up. We are innocent. They are trying to keep us away from public, media and families and lawyers. Help us.” Defense lawyer Tariq Asad said one suspect told the judge

that the police gave them electric shocks and warned them not to mention the alleged torture to the media or court. The suspect, Ramy Zamzam, said police threatened to destroy their passports and their lives. U.S. Embassy spokesman Richard Snelsire denied the allegations of torture by the FBI, whose agents have had some access to the men. Pakistani police have denied past allegations by the men that they were tortured while in custody. The five men, all young Muslims from the Washington area, were detained in December in Punjab province’s town of Sargodha, 120 miles (190 kilometers) south of Islamabad, not long after they arrived in Pakistan. Police have publicly accused them of plotting terrorist attacks in Pakistan and seeking to join Islamist militants fighting U.S. troops across the border in Afghanistan after contacting Paki-

stani militants on the Internet. Lawyers for the men say they wanted to travel to Afghanistan and had no plans for attacks in Pakistan. The U.S. has pressed an often-reluctant Pakistan to crack down on militants on its territory, many of whom are believed involved in attacks on American and NATO forces. At the same time, several recent cases have highlighted the growing danger of Americans signing up to join the insurgents on both sides of the border. Pakistan’s judicial process can be opaque, especially in terrorism cases, and allegations of mistreatment by police are common. Prosecutor Nadeem Akram said the police are seeking permission from the federal Interior Ministry to press specific charges against the men, such as “trying to declare war against a country that is not at war with Pakistan.”

By Nasser Karimi Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said on Tuesday it was ready to send its uranium abroad for further enrichment as requested by the U.N. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the decision in an interview with state Iranian television. He said Iran will have “no problem” giving the West its low-enriched uranium and taking it back several months later when it is enriched by 20 percent. The decision could signal a major shift in the Iranian position on the issue. Still, it was unclear how much of a concession the Ahmadinejad comments represented, even though he appeared to be saying for the first time that Iran was willing to ship out its enriched uranium and wait for it to be returned in the form of fuel for its Tehran research reactor. But his time frame of four or five months appeared to fall short of the year that Western officials say it would take for Iran’s enriched fuel to be turned into fuel rods for the reactor. If that difference cannot be bridged, it could allow Iranian officials to assert that the deal failed due to Western foot-dragging, despite their readiness to accept the proposed formula of shipping out the bulk of their enriched uranium and waiting for it to be converted and returned as fuel.

Ahmadinejad also did not address whether his country was prepared to ship out the majority of its stockpile in one batch — another condition set by the six world powers endorsing the fuel swap. If Iran were to agree to export most of its enriched uranium in one shipment, it would delay its ability to make a nuclear weapon by stripping it of the material it needs to make the fissile core of a warhead. Experts believe it would need at least a year to replenish its stockpile at its present rate of uranium enrichment. For months, Iranian officials have used the media to criticize the plan and offer alternatives. The West suspects that Iran’s nuclear program is geared toward acquiring atomic weapons. Iran denies the charge and says the program is for the peaceful purpose of generating energy. The United States and its Western allies have been pushing for a fourth round of U.N. sanctions to be slapped on Iran over its disputed nuclear program. International concerns include Iran’s refusal to heed U.N. Security Council demands that it freeze its enrichment program; fears that it may be hiding more nuclear facilities after its belated revelations that it was building a secret fortified enrichment plant, and its stonewalling of an IAEA probe of alleged programs geared to developing nuclear arms.

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Culture:

Varsity bill deserves more of your attention The Government of the Student Body Senate will consider tonight — for the fourth time — a proposal to create a student-focused theater for Iowa State. As leaders among our student populace, it’s the Senate’s role to make decisions regarding complex issues facing the student body, and the decision set before senators in the coming hours, days or weeks is a weighty one: It’s considering to commit up to $300,000 to the one-time start-up costs associated with renovating the space, and another $65,000 to cover projected first-year operating losses of more than $50,000. They plan to commit $75,000 of FY2011 funds to continue to operate the facility, projected to run at an operating loss of just under $60,000. And if the theater is unsuccessful, and building staff and supervisors decide to close up shop, they’ll still be committed to the rest of the five-year lease, at $24,000 per year. It’s a decision that deserves more attention and consideration than it’s received from the student body, and, on this point, we speak to ourselves, as well. As editor of the paper, I apologize for undervaluing the significance of the decision at hand. Not once in the past four months have we honored this monumental and momentous drive on the part of our student leaders by placing Varsity Theater stories prominently on page 1. Not once have we used our skills, as journalists, and the resources and tools at our disposal, as publishers of your student newspaper, to present to you in a full, clear and succinct manner the crux of the agreement our student body government representatives are entering into on our behalf. A decision may well come about at tonight’s meeting, and we don’t want you to wake up tomorrow morning, wondering where nearly half of one million dollars in accrued student fees have gone. It’ll have been committed to the future of Varsity Theatre, but will you have known about it? We aren’t sure, which is why we’d like to see the senate postpone its vote by a week. Now, obviously, if there’s good reason to pass the measure tonight — because they’re hoping to have it signed by President Jon Turk and presented to the Board of Regents on Thursday morning, for example — then we’ll understand. But if not, we’re asking senators to give us another chance at making sure their constituents — you, as members of the student body — are as informed as possible before they take the next step. To be clear, we stand behind our previously stated support for the plan: The project would draw students into Campustown, bringing minor-friendly activities to the neighborhood. The space would give organizations that program events, like the Student Union Board and IRHA, room to grow. The project would give us a reason to feel ownership of Campustown. We just hope the decision will be made in as full of awareness and understanding of the student body as possible.

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It doesn’t look like vigilantes are going anywhere. So grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the trend of heroes saving others in the American theater. Photo Courtesy: Universal Studios

Modern vigilantes New ‘Robin Hood’ follows superhero trend at the movies

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ast year Russell Crowe discovered a governmental cover-up of the death of Congressman Ben Affleck’s girlfriend. This year, Crowe travels back in time to green tights and a funny hat in his new film, “Robin Hood.” The story of Robin Hood has drastically changed over the ages to fit modern theories, and Crowe’s story is no different. Gloria Betcher, an adjunct associate professor in the Department of English, teaches Studies in British Literature: The Renaissance, where she uses the story of Robin Hood as examples in Renaissance literature. But the story of Robin Hood is different than most of us would believe. “Robin Hood steals money for his own needs and the needs of his men, but his victims are authority figures who abuse their powers. So, Robin is, in a way, subverting and resisting authority — or at least abused authority — and exhibiting his own sense of principles through his choice of victims. This resistance to abused

authority provides the foundation for all the later Robin Hood legends that are more familiar to most of us,” said Betcher. But what is it about Robin Hood that keeps the story going? “Because Robin Hood has both mythic and human characteristics and has not yet been identified as any single real man with a true life story, Robin’s story can still be flexibly adapted to meet the needs of various audiences,” Betcher explained. So as our society adapts to worldly and governmental changes, so can the story of Robin Hood. But our fascination with modern vigilantes doesn’t end with Russell Crowe, and it doesn’t begin there, either. All movies based on super heroes are about citizens who follow their own laws and punishments, not that of our governments, no matter how great the U.S. Justice system might be. Human life characters have also been taking the law into their own hands. For example, in the recently released sequel “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day,” in which two strongly Catholic Irish-American brothers band together to rid the world of Italian and Russian mafia members.

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And there’s Gerard Butler, who plays a man getting physical revenge on the men who killed his family in 2009’s “Law Abiding Citizen.” Even the ongoing “Saw” movies are solely based on a man (and his accomplices) who “rehabilitate” individuals whom the mastermind Jigsaw did not see as having been sufficiently punished by the government. An end to vigilante movies doesn’t seem to be coming any time soon. But all of this observation begs the question, in a country with a superior justice system, why do Americans thrive on the story of the vigilante? Sure, you could argue that perhaps it’s the thrill of new special effects. Perhaps it’s the look into a world where we could all succumb to our baser emotional wants. Or maybe it’s because we now live in a world covered in liability waivers, bubble-wrapped

playgrounds and censored television that sometimes the suspension of belief is exactly the release you need. Is it possible that all of the caution tape has led us to satisfy certain needs through media? After all, take a look at some of the most popular films from the past decade: “Watchmen,” “300” and “The Dark Knight.” And then there are the classic movies of film noir, the hard-boiled detective mysteries. It seems that, for some time now, the cinema has been a safe place to both engage in revengeful bloodlust and acknowledge our human limitations. We may cheer for the Robin Hood, but boo at the Jigsaw. It helps us place ourselves and our culture. But in any case, it doesn’t look like the story of the vigilante is going anywhere. So sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the story.

Religion:

Yusha Evans spoke at the Memorial Union on Saturday about his path to Islam. Viewers of the speech, however, feel his perspective was biased. Photo Courtesy: Hayateen/Stock Exchange

Journey is out of Christianity, not to Islam Yusha Evans’ recent speech about his convert to Islam fuels religious questions News of Yusha Evans’ talk, “My journey to Islam” Saturday at Memorial Union spawned in me a lot of immediate questions and prompted me to attend with a very open mind. Having a firm conviction that God in it entirety is “one” and diverse religions are nothing but different means to reach the very same God, I went to attend his talk with a lot of inquisitiveness as well as a desire to comprehend how one route (Islam) to reach God is more favorable then the another (Christianity). My knowledge of Evans is limited to the 2 hours he had at Memorial Union on Saturday. I am writing to you to let you know, without any bias and prejudices, how I felt firsthand about his talk. I may be totally wrong about my perception but this is just how I felt as a layman in that room. I felt Evans was an individual who had tried to make it through an identity crises by being a Muslim convert. I found his arguments against the Bible, quiet, meek and feeble. There is no religion in this world which does not at some point demand “faith” — in some form or another — instead of “proof” for every aspect of it to be believed. Faith, in any religion will forever maintain its indispensable place. Evans probably inadvertently portrayed that his biggest perceivable

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strength seemed not to be his current Muslim faith, but his strong Christian past. As an individual, this was the first time I have ever witnessed a critical one-sided evaluation of the Bible. Evans said that his story cannot be understood unless he touches the sensitive issues in the Bible. It did not escape my thoughts during his talk, that unlike many nations in the world, America remains a proud nation, the vigor of which remains in tolerance to diverse religions in a predominantly Christian society. I wonder if one can critically and openly evaluate or question the authority of the Koran in predominantly Muslim societies and countries. Having said that, believing in your faith is fine, but I do not know if it is worth it to project the apparent flaws in the Bible or other religions to understand one man’s journey to Islam. Islam is too great a religion in its own right to need the scaffolds of anybody’s Christian, or any other religion’s past to justify or promote itself. I wonder what would become of Evans if he projected himself as just a Muslim and not a Muslim convert, and also why his talk was so promoted a strong Christian background and a very American upbringing. I found his presentation very demeaning to both religions. It would have been more apt if his talk was titled “My journey out of Christianity.”


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Theater proposal to be ‘powerful step’ Student cinema will enrich Campustown Tonight Government of the Student Body will have a bill in front of them to allocate funds for the Cyclone Cinema. I have worked extensively on this project with Tom Danielson, GSB finance director, as well as a dedicated taskforce of GSB Senators, students, and tireless staff members. I believe that what they will have before them will be the single most impactful piece of legislation that the student body has reviewed in my time in the position. We are proposing to offer students the service of a movie theater in Campustown, for a 1 dollar admission charge, you will be able to enjoy film programming in Campustown Thursday through Sunday evenings. We think that this proposal is a powerful first step toward having a culturally rich, safe and treasured Campustown. The theater is also a chance for collaboration between the students, city and university administration. The surplus student activity fees of students from my past years will fund most of the initial $365,000 renovation and operating costs. Alumni I’ve spoken to that went to a midnight movie or had a first date at the Varsity would be proud to have this be their legacy to the Iowa State students. We estimate that the needed subsidy from GSB each year (after our revenues from 1 dollar admission, reasonably priced concessions and other revenue opportunities) would be about $60,000, or about 3.5 percent of the total GSB budget for a year. A great deal of that money will go to paying our student staff who need flexible jobs close to campus. It is because this project is broad, important and dramatic that it has been long, arduous and difficult. Tom and I have worked for 8 months in meetings with

This letter was written by Ian Ringgenberg, a graduate student in educational leadership and policy studies students, staff, Deans, developers, Realtors, administration, skeptics and supporters to develop the most responsible and beneficial plan would could bring to the GSB. After eight months, we have that proposal – all 30 pages of it. We understand that students do not have the time or will to read a 30 page proposal debating everything from costs of seats to learning objectives of a graduate assistant. I believe that’s why every spring we, the students (or the few of us who vote), elect representatives whom we charge to consider complex and detailed issues and render a decision. We also charge them with making a reasonable effort to inform us of these issues, be it through constituency councils, emails or a friendly chat in a late night study session. I hope your Senator has taken the opportunity to do that. GSB Senators have had our proposal and legislation authored by Senators Maly, Ryherd and Tompkins for a month now. As a taskforce, we’ve presented three consecutive weeks on the project. We have fielded questions, gone through two committees, and the bill will be up for final consideration tomorrow. It is my understanding that some senators are worried about proceeding with a vote. Some fear we have not received enough student feedback: That’s probably true. Some fear there are loose ends in the project and that’s definitely true. But I would counter saying that we will never have enough student feedback or loose ends tied up to vote on those merits. Vote on the merits that you have a chance to create a legacy at Iowa State that truly came from the students, not a trend in a higher education journal or a decision of a student affairs administrator.

We maintain good relations with administrators, staff and faculty; we must work with them collaboratively if we expect to get anything done. Some of them we consider very close allies. Some of them, I can attest, we consider friends. But our closeness aside, the GSB simply votes for the voice of the students, not for the administration, faculty, and staff of Iowa State. After all, the GSB is the voice of the students. In fact, GSB contains some of the students most skeptical of student fee spending, and most sensitive to student financial troubles. There have been multiple Senators initially skeptical or outright opposed to this project that now support it. If the most well informed, skeptical people on campus can support a project of this magnitude in good faith, then I think there is a great opportunity before us. In a time where our universities are in chaos, be a voice of clarity that the student can speak for themselves in proposing activities and institutions that benefit the student body. When students come back in August let them see an institution on the other side of Lincoln Way that belongs to them. Finally, let them go see a movie; because, in times of budget crises, wars and political pettiness, I could stand to see a good film

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The Scripps News of Aug. 1, 2006, read: “More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll. Anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they “personally are more angry at the government than they used to be.” There have always been people who believe that elected officials are no more than the puppets of the people who really run the country and that there are secret government conspiracies afoot. Even serious political scientists and other thinkers have a formal model for this — it’s called “Elite Theory” as opposed to “Pluralist Theory.” When I teach the graduate course on Political Leadership I always assign Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and Florida State professor Thomas Dye’s “Whose Running America” now in its 14th edition. From the book jacket description of Dye, “His technique is to study [elite] positions at the upper end of the corporate sector (industrial, utilities, banks, insurance and investments), the public interest sector (media, education, foundations, law, civic and cultural organizations) and the governmental sector (legislative, executive, judicial, military). He has consistently found decade after decade, that the persons occupying these positions frequently hold several of these positions simultaneously is evidence of a concentration of power at the top.” Sounds like a conspiracy to me. Then I got this e-mail about President Obama’s strange behavior: “I listened with rapt attention to the opening of your show on Iowa Public Radio today, wanting to call in, but, of course, sensitive as would be anyone, to the withering loaded charge of being a “conspiracy theorist.” I didn’t call. But, I would say that nothing has ever constituted a clear rejection for a circumstantial case for control by a shadow government like the so strange as to be unbelievably contrary, Bush-like behavior on issue after issue of President Obama in the wake of candidate Obama, so baffling and dispiriting to his backers, of whom I became one late in his campaign. The only explanation I can come up with is that he — figuratively and literally — has a

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gun to his head! Permanent war? He’s (reluctantly at first) with it now. Financial policy reform? Forget it! Climate change? Failure. Guantanamo? Secrecy? Accountability for gross malfeasance? Yada yada yada. True, he could call them out, and inform everybody. But, he would probably prefer not to contract some strange disease and die tragically young, and to what avail? Nobody would want to believe it, and he would be pronounced deluded and dropped. I, like you, would require lots more positive evidence before fully subscribing to this explanation. But, I seriously doubt he’s personally so weak or malevolent. And the circumstantial case for the unalterable secret all-powerful movers behind the scenes remaining firmly in control, taking him newly-elected into a room with pictures of Abraham, Martin, and John and asking him what these three men have in common, most certainly seems compelling!” Thomas Dye could have written this in one of his darker moments. The University of Michigan asked Americans if they trusted government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” or “most of the time.” Those numbers fell from 76 percent in 1964 to 44 percent in 2000 and from 64 percent to 35 percent. In 2007 just 26 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with the way the nation is being governed. In a 2009 Gallup Poll a record-low 45 percent of Americans say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the legislative branch of government. This poll has been done since 1970 and this is the worst score Congress has ever received. More than 20 percent of African Americans believe that HIV was created in a laboratory and disseminated by the U.S. government in order to restrict the growth of the black population. By the way, 47 percent of Americans believe that “the U.S. Air Force is withholding proof of the existence of intelligent life from other planets.” No wonder there is political turmoil under way in America.

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Sports DAILY

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Cyclone Spotlight

Life as a permanent

‘vagabond’ Editor’s Note: This is the final part of two day series about former ISU basketball player Paul Shirley, and his basketball and life experiences. Shirley was notably fired from ESPN last week for comments in his personal blog.

Women’s Basketball Stat of the Week 30 Oklahoma State guard Andrea Riley averaged 30 points last week in the Cowgirls victories over Missouri and No. 8 Texas A&M. Riley also averaged 5.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in each of the two games. Against Missouri, the senior guard posted 29 points and 31 points over Oklahoma State. Riley has posted double figures in points in 79 straight games. Riley was named Big 12 Player of the Week after her performances last week.

By Chris Cuellar Daily Staff Writer Much of Paul Shirley’s career after Iowa State has just been a process of waiting for the end. When 10-day contracts and foreign general managers are in charge of one’s career, a conclusion apparently feels imminent. Shirley has been released from basketball teams, and told, “Try again next time,” on an airplane, in locker rooms and on the practice floor. Even outside of basketball, before the end came with ESPN on Jan. 27, his blog was titled, “My SoCalled Career” The 2007 novel, “Can I Keep My Jersey? Eleven Teams, 5 Countries and 4 Years in My Life as a Basketball Vagabond,” received strong reviews from young, pop-culturally sensitive outlets like The Onion, Bloomberg and www.thrillist.com. Shirley didn’t imagine writing a book while his career was in swing, but when the dark door is constantly hovering, it had to happen sometime. “I’m a human and therefore I’m self-absorbed. I think my story is interesting,” Shirley said. “I think what people related to well about my style or experience, is that I failed so many times. Most of life is about failure and then figuring out how to deal with it.”

Game to Watch No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 17 Oklahoma State Saturday

Results from last week Jan. 27 No. 4 Nebraska 89, Texas Tech 47 No. 20 Virginia 73, North Carolina State 60 No. 3 Notre Dame 84, Providence 59 No. 21 TCU 78, Colorado State 51 Marquette 52, No. 15 Georgetown 45 Thursday No. 2 Stanford 71, Arizona State 48 No. 5 Tennessee 85, Auburn 56 No. 23 Kentucky 71, No. 19 LSU 62 No. 24 Vanderbilt 70, Alabama 61 Saturday No. 11 West Virginia 72, Louisville 66 New Mexico 60, No. 21 TCU 53 No. 15 Georgetown 59, Rutgers 50 Sunday No. 25 Texas 61, No. 16 Baylor 50 No. 17 Oklahoma State 67, No. 8 Texas A&M 63

Big 12 Standings (through Monday) 1. Nebraska 19-0, 6-0 2. Oklahoma State 18-3, 6-1 3. Oklahoma 15-5, 5-2 4. Iowa State 16-4, 4-3 5. Texas A&M 15-4, 3-3 6. Texas 14-6, 3-3 7. Kansas State 11-9, 3-3 8. Kansas 13-7, 3-4 9. Baylor 15-5, 2-4 10. Colorado 12-8, 2-5 11. Texas Tech 13-7, 1-5 12. Missouri 11-9, 1-6

Ap Top 25 Poll 1. Connecticut (40) 21-0 2. Stanford 19-1 3. Notre Dame 19-1 4. Nebraska 19-0 5. Tennessee 19-2 6. Duke 18-3 7. Xavier 16-3 8. Ohio State 21-3 9. North Carolina 16-3 10. Oklahoma State 18-3 11. West Virginia 20-2 12. Texas A&M 15-4 13. Oklahoma 15-5 14. Georgia 18-4 15. Baylor 15-5 16. Florida State 18-4 17. Texas 14-6 18. Georgetown 18-3 19. LSU 15-5 20. Kentucky 18-3 21. Georgia Tech 18-5 22. Iowa State 16-4 23. Wisconsin-Green Bay 18-2 24. Gonzaga 18-4 25. St. John’s 18-3

Paul Shirley waves to the crowd on senior day in Hilton Colisseum on March 3, 2001. Shirley, who played for the Cyclones from 1996-2001, played professionally for 13 teams both in the NBA and internationally from 2001-’09. Photo: File photo/Iowa State Daily

For a sarcastic bookworm with an affinity for minor key rock music, self-depreciation and cynicism seem formulaic. Before Paul Shirley was known for these skills and interests on a national forum, he built his own platform by receiving game paychecks from 12 professional basketball teams, even if the playing time never approached “consistent.” “Being a professional athlete, or even a high level college athlete is a weird mind space, because I was always trying to keep my self-confidence so high that it was in a way, inflated,” Shirley said. “It was difficult then to let people in, because I couldn’t show any weakness, sort of. The ability to make fun of yourself takes a little while to develop.” His time in the NBA involved stints with the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and, most recently, the

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Women’s Basketball

Texas Tech brings triple threat to Hilton Coliseum Iowa State faces Big 12 rival on home court By Jordan Wickstrom Daily Staff Writer Just days after a tough 7367 loss, the No. 22 Cyclones (16-4, Big 12 4-3) will try to rebound against Texas Tech (13-7, Big 12 1-5). A team that hasn‘t won a game in Ames since Jan. 19, 2002. The Red Raiders will enter Hilton with a modest 13-7 record but with just one win against a Big 12 opponent. Putting aside the poor conference record, coach Bill Fennelly still expects a difficult game because of the Red Raiders having such a harsh

first half in their conference schedule. “[ Texas Tech] had a very simiStuckey lar start to their Big 12 schedule as we did,” Fennelly said. “They lost to Oklahoma twice Fennelly and took Oklahoma to the wire Saturday. They lost to Texas in a double overtime. They lost to [Texas A&M] close. They had a bad game against Nebraska — so did we.” Wednesday’s game may also prove to be an important game for Iowa State due to the

vs. Iowa State Texas Tech (1-2) (16–4) Where: Hilton Coliseum When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 Media coverage: Cyclone Radio Network Notes: The Cyclones are coming off a loss to Kansas State on Saturday. Tonights opponenet, Texas Tech, sits 11th in the Big 12

Cyclones’ tough second-half conference schedule. After Texas Tech, the Cyclones will play Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State and Ne-

see TRIPLE on PAGE 9

Denea Stuckey boxes out for a rebound against Oklahoma. Wednesday, the Cyclones face Texas Tech in Hilton Coliseum. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

Men’s Basketball

Brackins bounces back, readies for Baylor brawl By Nate Sandell Daily Staff Writer

ISU sophomore guard Scott Christopherson looks for a pass Saturday against Colorado in Hilton Coliseum. Christopherson will start his fifth game Wednesday against Baylor. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State’s 64-63 victory against Colorado on Saturday saw the Cyclone snap a three-game losing streak, as well as a return to form by forward Craig Brackins. But despite the victory, old habits still surfaced. As has been the case throughout the conference season, the Cyclones struggled to find a rhythm early in the first half, allowing the Buffaloes to go up by as much as 14. “Obviously we have some issues starting games we have to figure out and we either have to make a change

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Captain ‘Corndog’ leads Cyclones By David Merrill Daily Staff Writer The drumline was in the middle of a competition performance when the beat got thrown off. Everyone froze, unsure of what to do until Brent Cornelius was able to calm the situation down, start the count over and get the whole line back in beat. When Cornelius puts down the drumsticks and picks up a hockey stick, the same instincts stay with him on the ice. Cornelius, who is now in his final season with the Cyclones, was named captain after his sophomore year, and has continued to grow in his leadership abilities — and both players and coaches are taking notice. “He’s an outstanding athlete and an outstanding student,” said coach Al Murdoch. “I felt that he was showing good leadership on the ice after his freshman year. He had had an excellent career in the [United States Hockey League] and we knew that that’s the kind of leadership we wanted on the team.” At six-foot and 180 pounds, Cornelius isn’t the most physically menacing player on the ice and he won’t overpower anyone, but his leadership ability comes from having to deal with adverse situations. Cornelius grew up in Alaska and now calls Fairbanks his hometown. When Cornelius returned home for the holiday break, temperatures dropped to -40 degrees, but in the summer, temperatures can reach up to 90. “I lived in Anchorage when I was growing up as a kid and it’s just like a mini-Seattle,” Cornelius said. “The temperatures are pretty extreme and there is a lot of seasonal depression because you have to deal with almost 24-hour darkness in the winter and almost 24-hour sunlight in the summer, which lasts at least a month.”

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Brent Cornelius, senior and captain of the men’s Cyclone’s hockey team, stands flanked by four of his teammates at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. Cornelius has been captain of the ISU hockey team since his sophomore year. Photo: Rebekka Brown/Iowa State Daily

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ISU guard Alison Lacey chaces after a loose ball against Nebraska on Jan. 9. The Cyclones face Texas Tech on Wednesday. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

star players in check. Holding Kansas’ Danielle McCray, Nebraska’s Kelsey Griffin and Oklahoma’s Danielle Robinson and Nyeshia Stevenson well below their season averages in scoring. Wednesday’s game should be no different. Iowa State will have its hands full trying to contain a trio of Texas Tech players who have combined to average nearly 38 points per game, or almost half of Texas Tech’s total points per game. “Jordan Murphree is a senior player that’s had a great career and is coming off a 28 point game [against Oklahoma]. Ashlee Roberson is an athletic kid that’s a hard guard at the four-spot. We’ll have trouble with her and then [sophomore forward Kierra Mallard] in the post are the three that’s going to be involved in their offense,” Fennelly said. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum.

have a perfect opportunity to gain ground in the conference standings. “I think we’re both in a situation where you’re searching for wins, and certainly it’s an important game for us to be back at home,” Fennelly said. “You’re at a time now when any streak you have you don’t want it to be a negative one, you don’t want to get on a two- or three-game losing streak. It’s not like November, where there’s plenty of time left [for improvement].” Winning at this point in the season will definitely play a part in where the Cyclones could be seeded in some post season tournaments. And if the Cyclones want to continue their success this season and make a push for one of the top seeds in the Big 12 tournament, they will need to continue to play strong defensively. With the exception of Kansas State’s Ashley Sweat, the Cyclones have held most of their opponent’s

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take on the surging Baylor Bears (16-4, 3-3 in the Big 12). After beginning the season 13-1, Baylor stumbled at the start of conference play, dropping three out of four games. The Bears broke out of their slump in a big way on Saturday with an 80-77 upset victory over No. 6 Texas. “There are teams you look at and say, ‘I think they are quite a bit better than their conference record’ and I think Baylor is one of those teams,” McDermott said. Baylor is strongly aided by the scoring efforts of guards

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cluding losses against Texas and Oklahoma. “I think we try to make home run plays in the beginning,” said Brackins, who is coming off a 27 point, 13 rebound performance. “We have to slow down. Pass fake a couple, don’t try to force anything and I think we’ll be alright.” A strong start will be a necessity on Wednesday when the Cyclones head to Waco, Texas, to

LaceDarius Dunn and Tweety Carter. Dunn and Carter average 18.4 and 17.3 points per game, putting them at fourth and seventh in scoring in the Big 12. While the Bears have the ability to put up offensive numbers, the team’s hallmark this season has been its defense. Baylor has held teams to an average of 63.8 per game and has racked up a Big 12 leading 150 blocks to go along with a rebounding average of 41.5, which trails only Kansas and Texas. “They have really commit-

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ISU coach Greg McDermott pulls freshman guard Chris Colvin aside Saturday against Colorado. The Cyclones now prepare to face Baylor on Wednesday. Photo: Manfred Brugger/Iowa State Daily

where he could become visibly agitated as his inconsistencies persisted. “It’s only frustrating because I haven’t really adjusted to it yet,” Brackins said. “I think I’m rushing and letting myself get frustrated. I need to start taking my time and figure it out.” Iowa State will need the re-

charged Brackins and a more consistent offense if it wants to keep alive any postseason hopes. “We know that every game from now on is a must win and we’re approaching it that way in practice,” Brackins said. “I think we’ll be alright. I think we’re hungry and ready to play.”

“It’s been a good four years here and I’ve had the “C” for three years,” Cornelius said. “I feel like I’ve earned it over the past two years. It’s definitely a privilege and an honor to have the coaches name me that.” Being named captain so early in his Iowa State career has definitely helped Cornelius learn some valuable lessons about both hockey and life away from the game such as keeping up with his classes and getting good grades as an electrical engineering major. Even still, there are some things that are more important than the letter and the captain status. “I’d give up the letter for a national championship any day,” Cornelius said. “I think that having a player with a “C” on their jersey for multiple years in any sport is pretty big.” Being the leader of the team is something Cornelius has grown into and can see the affects it has on the team and how they carry themselves on and

off the ice. Cornelius has earned respect from his teammates and has become the guy players can go to to talk about anything. Being in this position is something that Cornelius considers his favorite part of being the captain but also the hardest. “It’s really a great feeling to be that guy that everyone goes to, but at the same time, it’s kind of like being the president,” Cornelius said. “You can’t do everything for everyone. It’s not as easy as it looks. When people ask you questions, you have to be on top of your game and that’s one of the things that helps me become a better person.” Cornelius also doesn’t feel like he’s alone in the leadership role. He is quick to credit the whole senior class as being great leaders and realizes that a player doesn’t have to wear a letter to be considered a leader. One player who has benefitted from Cornelius’s leadership is freshman forward David Kurbatsky. “He’s helped me out a lot,” Kurbatsky said. “We play on the same line so there will sometimes be an adjustment or an assignment that I’m not sure about and I can ask him. He’s a really talented hockey player that I’ve learned a lot from already.” One of the main rules Cornelius has learned to live by is that “with great power comes great responsibility,” and he will use the same mentality when the Cyclones head on the road to take on Ohio this weekend. He will continue to make sure his team never misses a beat.

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Phoenix Suns for five months in the 2004-’05 season. “My favorite experience was definitely being on the Suns, because it was the first time, and one of the only times I’ve felt comfortable in a place, because I knew that I was going to be there for an extended period of time,” Shirley said. In a life that has involved constant movement, and a lack of home-base since heading to college, the Kansas-native would send e-mail updates and letters to friends and supporters throughout his travels. Postcards from a man a mechanical engineering major back to the states from Greece and Spain may look glamorous, but Paul Shirley was scrapping through injuries and contract issues to put a ball in a basket in lands far away. Postcards don’t likely exist in scenic Kazan, Russia. Shirley scored 33 points in 121 minutes of regular season NBA action during his drifting career. He continues to workout, hoping for another shot at a European contract, or anywhere basketball can take him. The Suns enlisted him for a written glance inside the life of a basketball player during his time there, for a then-fledgling NBA.com. Shirley took the few sentences the Suns were expecting and used his time on the bench for observation, analysis and an opportunity to display a bit of unique character that led to his ESPN.com hiring in 2006. “I didn’t really have any idea that it would explode like it did at the time,” Shirley said. Clutch to what you will to disarm and crucify Shirley, but he knows what he’s saying. There is a thought process, and there is an awareness, naive or not, that comes from seeing

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thousands of miles, millions of people and lots of jerseys constantly pass. “Because I was moving from team to team and adjusting to new situations all the time, it made the story relative to anyone who has ever had to deal with any sort of change or failure, or whatever, in their lives,” Shirley said. “Because it was about professional basketball, it was then slightly more glamorous than writing about moving from job to job in IT.” The 6-foot-10 forward insists he fits into XL concert T-shirts. “I think because Americans keep getting bigger and bigger, sizes keep getting smaller, so an XL is plenty for me these days,” Shirley said. He’s a basketball player, what’s interesting about his shirts? Not only has Shirley played for more basketball teams than anyone one has likely heard of, and flown more miles, his passion and memory bank is loaded with concerts

Former ISU forward Paul Shirley went from basketball into writing a a book and a blog for ESPN. File photo: Iowa State Daily

and music festivals. Many of his posts for the ESPN.com blog were music-based, as are his common visits to radio stations and venues in current home, Kansas City. “Music is definitely a great love of mine, but writing about music is much harder than writing about Haiti, or some of these other things that I can more easily tear off,” Shirley said. That’s an interesting point of reference, given the sensationalism that surrounded his blog, but he recommends new bands

Yeasayer, Kid Cudi, Neon Indian and JJ. Seeing Daft Punk in Amsterdam would be the final pinnacle of his concert-going career. At the very least, the man knows what he likes. “I think that’s why when I’m on a date I would try to fit in a music question as soon as possible, and when she says, ‘I listen to a little bit of everything,’ I stab myself in the nose with a fork,” Shirley said. “Again, it’s not that important what you listen to, but it is important why you listen to it.”

Iowa State basketball secretary Julie Flory doesn’t keep up on every music update the former player publishes, and couldn’t likely distinguish Neon Indian from Yeasayer, but she knows Shirley well enough that he wouldn’t stab himself with a fork. Hopefully. “The way Paul writes, it’s almost easier to understand if you actually know him. You can still tell that he has that bit of sarcastic sense of humor, and he even describes himself as caustic,” Flory said. “And that is true. It’s hard to argue with Paul because he’s really good at it.” Intelligence and a love for back-and-forth conversation seem to fill requirements for most successful blogs, let alone creative and ever-changing content. Being good at arguing can get you caught in a storm. Flory doesn’t think Shirley was entirely meteorological in forecasting the dissent his “IfYou Rebuild It, They Will Come” column about relief efforts in Haiti created. But sometimes, even a thinking man can become a depressed Nostradamus. “I believe that I’m going to put forth a product, and hopefully there will be enough people that can relate to that, that I can stay employed for awhile. If I start worrying too much about what they want, then my writing is no longer genuine,” Shirley said just one day prior to his release as a contributor to ESPN. com. “It sounds really pat to say, but I kind of think that I’m going to keep doing what I’m going to do, and then if people continue to respond to it — great. If not, then I will do something else.” If a love for the written word still lies with the basketball/ travel/music/blog fan sector, Paul Shirley will likely be a bit put out at being summarized as person in two parts. He’s constantly writing new works of his own, staying in touch with what he likes and who he is; that is,

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Staying safe tips: ■■ Be aware of your surroundings at all times. ■■ Don’t let strangers into your building, including anyone who may try to follow you into a residence hall or apartment. Guests should be hosted at all times. ■■ Lock your doors. ■■ Identify visitors through the peephole before opening the door. ■■ Don’t prop doors open or tamper with locks. ■■ Don’t give your access card or key to others. Immediately report lost or stolen access cards or keys. ■■ Let trusted friends know your whereabouts and plans. ■■ Be aware of where your friends are, especially when leaving group activities. ■■ Exercise caution when online, including not posting personal information, whereabouts, travel plans, etc. A Department of Public safety escort is available 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. daily by calling (515) 294-4444. Contact ISU Police at (515) 294-4428 or 911 if you observe any suspicious activity. -— Information from the ISU News Service

ter for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer at Iowa State. As of now, online instructors are using Wimba to offer virtual office hours and online tutoring for students. During the fall 2009 semester there were 105 WebCT sessions with 12,238 accesses. At the bottom of WebCT, students can click the link marked Wimba Pronto to access a log-in space, which will then take them to the Web site. As with Web CT, students should run a browser check before using Wimba Pronto to make sure everything is compatible. Every computer with a microphone is able to use the program, and if students are inclined they can hook up a Web camera for more features. Wimba Pronto is the only

instant messaging tool designed for educational purposes. It allows students to see who in their classes is online and connect with them. Students can hook up a Web camera to the program to chat via video. Wimba Classroom is a live virtual classroom with many features, including video, audio, polling and application sharing. It also allows users to record and save the sessions in both MP3 and MP4 formats for later studying. These applications allow instructors to engage with students like they would in a classroom environment, with immediate feedback if students have questions over the materials presented in class. Wimba Voice is a Webbased voice solution. Its features include threaded voice boards, voice-enabled e-mail, embedded voice in course material and live

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was last seen, is currently “the last known electronic footprint.” ISU Police also continue to maintain contact with Lacina’s family and friends as the investigation continues. “The physical search for Jon continues; however, those efforts are being directed to remote areas in and around campus,” Stewart said. “Verification is being made today that all campus rooftops are being checked as well. We just don’t want to leave any stone unturned.”

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Officials ask students to distribute posters By Dylan Boyle Daily Staff Writer ISU officials are now asking for student and community member involvement in finding Jon Lacina by posting fliers around the area or distributing PDF versions online. Dione Somerville, dean of students, said the university and local law enforcement agencies are trying to “cover all bases” and that students can help best by distributing fliers through social networks like Facebook and MySpace. “We can cover so much ground virtually,” Somerville said. The dean of students office has printed fliers available for students to distribute. Jerry Stewart, director of the department of public safety, discouraged students and community members from going out and searching for Lacina, and said they are only asking for flier distribution. Somerville said that although they want students to distribute fliers, she does not want students to travel to abandoned, unknown or possibly dangerous place to post

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from PAGE 1 search the company that you are going to visit.” David Meyer, business director for VerticalXchange, a Burnsville, Minn., company that focuses on providing strategic relationships for buyers within about 15 different industries, said he decided to come to the career day after searching for career fairs online. “I was just out on the Internet and the timing on this was impeccable,” Meyer said. “I was just searching for the area colleges and primarily focusing towards the agricultural industry, and being that Iowa State has one of the best ag programs, the timing was good and we wanted to take advantage of it.” VerticalXchange has production manager, research associate and internship positions to offer students at the career fair. Meyer said he expects the three-hour trip to Iowa State will be worth it. “One of the main reasons why we’re making the trek down there is that [Iowa State] has one of the best ag departments within the country and we want to tap into that knowledge,” he said. “Within the Twin Cities there are several colleges, but no one has the reputation like [Iowa State].” For a full list of companies that will be represented at today’s career day, go to: www. career.ag.iastate.edu/agcareerday/career.php.

them. She said she recommends students post them at places they regularly travel to. “I don’t want students to put themselves in any possible risk of harm or danger,” Somerville said. Somerville also said the student counseling center is available to help students cope with the situation. - Daily Staff Writer Jessica Opoien contributed to this report.

Brian Ryherd, a Campustown senator, said at the Varsity Theater open forum that students are generally excited about the project and would rather have a theater than the $7 they would be getting back from the account. Ryherd also said the main goal of the theater isn’t profitability, it’s the activity it provides for the students. Danielson said that when the project began they were expecting the theater to be in the $500,000 range. Currently the project will be under $400,000, including leasing the property and start-up expenditures. Luke Roling, chairman of the university affairs committee, said this is exactly the kind of project needed to see if the financial aspect can be worked out. “I have a lot of worry it will become a sinkhole,” Roling said, referring to the projected $50,000 deficit the theater will be running at. Roling later said the deficit is what could prevent him

teaching program. Faculty are required to meet with students 5–7 times during their student teaching sessions, and with the ISU budget in penny pinching mode, it is hard to visit all the students who are teaching across Iowa. The department decided that three out of the seven visits will be held electronically using Wimba. Wimba also has 24-hour live help support for students and faculty across campus — even when on-campus tech support is normally closed for the night. All Wimba features are free for both faculty and students due to a university CAC grant. The program is on a two-year trial basis, with this being its first year.

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