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By Katie.Grunewald @iowastatedaily.com Government of the Student Body senators and executive members are preparing themselves for elections today and tomorrow. The presidential candidates each have their own way of handling the stress of election results. “To calm my nerves, I’m going on a run, weather permitting,” GSB presidential candidate Dan Rediske said.

Candidate Spencer Hughes takes a different approach. “I’m just not going to dwell on it and think about other things,” Hughes said. Students can vote for the GSB president and vice president, as well as their senators based on their major and where they live. Voting began at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The Senate seats are uncontested in all categories, except the College of Design. Every position also has a write-in option, and any seat that is available can be filled with a write-in. “Because the senate races are not competitive, there are always issues with write-ins,” said Adam Guenther, election commissioner. “Sometimes its more of a joke, and they don’t

actually want to be on GSB.” Results will be announced at 6 p.m. in the Gold Room of the Memorial Union on Thursday, because the GSB has a rule saying the winner cannot be released within 24 hours of the election. One of the things that needs to be done before the winner is announced is double-checking voter eligibility. The voting roster provided from the registrar is a list of people and what they are eligible to vote for. Some circumstances may change from the time the election commission receives the roster and when voting takes place.

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Police responded to shots fired at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of Zeke’s, at 3329 Lincoln Way. One juvenile was referred to juvenile court for assault on an officer while two other juveniles were referred to juvenile court for carrying a concealed weapon. A fourth person involved, 27-year-old Desmond Turner, was charged with interference with official acts.

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Veterinary medicine

Maddie’s Fund brightens futures By Samantha.Weese @iowastatedaily.com Established in 1999 by Dave Duffield and his wife Cheryl in memory of their miniature schnauzer, Maddie’s Fund has given more than $118 million to help and save the lives of shelter animals all over the country. Veterinary colleges in the United States are awarded grants by Maddie’s Fund to aid in educating students of the importance of shelter medicine. Maddie’s has funded the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine since 2002, making Iowa State the longest-

standing university to be funded by Maddie’s. “We are very excited about it and very grateful to Maddie’s Fund,” said Dr. Claudia Baldwin, director of Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Iowa State. The College of Veterinary Medicine has several programs and opportunities available to students, including externships, engagement and interaction with local sheltering communities, and courses in animal shelter medicine. “We offer several one-credit elective courses that students can take during their first through third year of

Maddie’s Fund Maddie’s Fund was established in 1999. The fund has given more than $118 million. It has funded Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine since 2002.

veterinary school. These courses are the foundation of the whole program,” Baldwin said. The courses are taught by faculty, but also by experts from other U.S. veterinary medicine universities as

well. “We bring in external experts in the field of shelter medicine electronically from all over the country to speak to the students,” Baldwin said. Local experts are also brought into the classroom to speak as well. “[Local experts] are hugely important in this entire process, and we bring them in to speak year after year because they are so important,” Baldwin said. The content of the courses and externships help the graduates in the long run. “Our students are highly sought

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March 3 A found backpack was placed into secure storage at Friley Hall (reported at 4:33 p.m.).

Austin Matter, 20, 2309 Knapp St., Apt 406, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol and providing false identifying information to law enforcement at the 400 block of Welch Avenue (reported at 12:39 a.m.).

Vehicles driven by Marc Rietz and Daniel Evans were involved in a property damage collision at Hayward Avenue and Mortensen Parkway (reported at 6:39 p.m.).

Benjamin Matson, 21, 218 Hyland Ave., was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated at the 100 block of Hayward Avenue (reported at 2:31 a.m.).

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Anthoni Wiese, 21, 5459 Wilson Hall, and Sean Turner, 20, 5452 Wilson Hall, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at Wilson Hall (reported at 6:58 p.m.).

March 4 A staff member reported receiving a fraudulent check as payment for merchandise at the Memorial Union (reported at 8:42 a.m.).

An unoccupied vehicle was discovered in a ditch at Mortensen Road and State Avenue (reported at 7:51 p.m.).

An officer initiated a drug-related investigation at the Armory (reported at 9:36 a.m.).

Vehicles driven by Ashley Stow and Chiu Chan were involved in a property damage collision at Hayward Avenue and Mortensen Parkway (reported at 7:48 p.m.).

An individual reported the theft of items from a vehicle at Lot 100 (reported at 11:51 a.m.). Vehicles driven by Matthias Schwartzkopf and Kathryn Gibson were involved in a property damage collision at East Campus Parking Deck (reported at 11:54 a.m.).

March 6 An individual reported the theft of a bike at Friley Hall (reported at 11:01 a.m.).

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Vehicles driven by Kaitlin Vanderlinden, Rebecca Miller and Monlin Kuo-Miller were involved in a property damage collision at Pammel Drive and Stange Road. (reported at 5:25 p.m.).

March 5 An officer initiated a drug-related investigation at the Armory (reported at 9:04 a.m.).

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An individual reported being harassed by an unknown person at the Armory (reported at 3:29 p.m.)

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>>MADDIE.p1 after,” Baldwin said, smiling. “I’ve been told that other universities are not just interested but fight over our graduates.” Another component of the shelter medicine program is the hands-on experience the veterinary students receive. “We offer more fourth-year training than almost any other university,” Baldwin said. Students are sent to three core shelters: Animal Rescue League of Iowa in Des Moines, Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha, Neb., and Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, Mo., to handle the shelter animals, perform surgery and become educated on preventing overpopulation and disease

control. “In 2012, we sent roughly 88 to 94 students to shelters who received 7,200 dogs and 8,800 cats. Our students performed 2,500 spay and neuter procedures and 2,500 dental treatments,” Baldwin said. With the university’s shelter medicine program, students are able to gain valuable surgical experience. “It’s what sets us apart the most,” Baldwin said. Shelter medicine is different than standard veterinary medicine. Dr. Laura Anderson, Clinician of Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Iowa State, explains the difference as a matter of “herd health.” Veterinarians always need

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A Visual History Douglas Biggs, associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, is a native of Ames and a graduate of Iowa State University. The son of a geology professor, Biggs spent much of his youth exploring the campus and later earned both a BA and an MA in history from the university before completing his PhD at the University of Minnesota. The first installment of his research on Iowa State in the 1890s, conducted in the University Archives, appeared in the Annals of Iowa in 2012. This talk, featuring a slide show of historic photographs, will highlight the Dinkey, a steam engine that ran between campus and downtown Ames from 1891 to 1907. A scale model of the Dinkey, complete with track, will be on display in the Parks Library until the end of May.

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>>ELECTION.p1 “Some people will change their major so their college changes so they can vote for someone else,” Guenther said. “ We have to double check they are going to vote for what they currently are, not what they want to vote for.“ In 2002, the university started using the online voting system instead of paper ballots. “Until 2009 the election commission could log on and see what the current vote counts were, a problem occurred when a newspaper leaked who was winning after day one,” Guenther explained. “The next day there was a story, so ITS no longer lets us see a live feed.” Guenther will know who the winner is Wednesday at noon. He and Jeff Sorensen, Director of Web Development for IT Services, will be the only ones who know who the winner is. The goal for voter turnout this year is 4,650 people, which is roughly 15 percent of campus. 2,652 students voted in last year’s election out of 29,887 students, which was roughly 9 percent of the student body. Only students are able to vote. Any faculty member that is also a student is able to vote. Guenther thinks that voter turnout is low because the Senate races have no competition, and therefore there is no incentive to vote. “If it was more competitive, more people would want to vote,” said Guenther. The Gold Room is currently booked for 50 people to attend Thursday night’s presidential announcement, but Guenther would like to see more people come. “If 200 people show up I would be ecstatic, and I would try to get a bigger room. I will try to accommodate people as much as possible,” Guenther said. To vote, students go to www.vote.iastate.edu. Students log in just like logging into CyMail. Voting for the next ISU GSB president closes at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.


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Proposed bill raises death penalty debate Possible reinstatement would alter penal code By Stanley.Ihejirika @iowastatedaily.com Iowa remains one of the 17 states without the death penalty; however, this quality of Iowa could change with a new bill that has been introduced by Sen. Kent Sorenson. The death penalty was abolished close to 47 years ago in 1965. The last time a conversation about the death penalty being reinstated occurred in 1995 when it was rejected by a vote of 39-11. The focus of the death penalty is mainly the protection of children. The proposed bill, Senate File 76, states that if someone is found guilty of “murder in the first degree, and the commission of either kidnapping in the first degree or sexual abuse in the first degree, or both, against the same minor who was murdered,” a penalty of death can be sentenced.

Senate File 76 An Act creating the penalty of death for the commission of murder in the first degree, and the commission of either kidnapping in the first degree or sexual abuse in the first degree, or both, against the same minor who was murdered, providing a penalty and including effective date provisions.

The kidnap, murder and possible sexual assault of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook-Morrissey, who were taken from Evansdale and found in December 2012 in Bremer County Park, is what fueled Sorenson to take action. “The financial aspect of the death penalty, being that it costs more than life in prison by a large difference, which mainly is because of legal fees, may not be the best policy,” said Peter Orazem, professor of economics. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, “in California, the costs of the death penalty since 1978 is

over $4 billion” and “if California would switch the remaining death row prisoners to life without parole they would save an average of $170 million per year ending up with $5 billion in 20 years.” States are now becoming aware of the costs of the death penalty, which goes beyond the economic aspect and into the effectiveness aspect. There are 33 states that have the death penalty, and out of those 33 states, only nine used the death penalty in 2012, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The death penalty will cause immense changes to Iowa’s penal code. “This bill will have a huge impact on our judicial system. It would put us back into the times of Hammurabi, whose law was an eye for an eye, and I would not be in favor of this bill,” said Jefferson Fink, president of the Political Science Club. “My concern: is it worth killing a convicted murderer, in a relativity short amount of time, or it is more of a punishment for the convict to have to deal with the constant guilt of having killed someone.”

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Debate can be improved by filibusters With the U.S. Senate’s rule that debate can end only if at least 60 of the 100 senators agree, the Senate rightly can be seen as a political body even more dysfunctional than the U.S. House of Representatives. That indefinite extension of debate, and indefinite postponement of a bill’s adoption, is called a filibuster. Its classical form is no different from the example in the 1939 movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” In that movie, Jimmy Stewart’s character spoke on the Senate floor for 24 hours. Last week, Americans caught a glimpse of the grand affair that filibusters can and should be. Opposing the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) railed against the potential use of drone strikes to kill American citizens on American soil. Since then, commentators have speculated that Republicans can look to Paul for leadership or that talking filibusters will become more common. Until recently, this “talking filibuster” was the primary kind of filibuster. In recent years, however, senators have accomplished filibusters by placing “secret holds” on bills and nominations and by merely threatening a filibuster. This has stalled the Senate’s proceedings and, in response, many people have called for reform of the Senate’s filibuster rules. Most recently, the Senate considered and adopted a package of rules changes in January. One change is that senators will no longer be able to filibuster motions to bring bills to the Senate floor. Both Democrats and Republicans will be guaranteed the ability to offer two amendments to bills. (Curious readers will examine Senate Resolutions five, 15 and 16.) The hope with these reforms is that the Senate now will be able to consider — and pass — more bills. The day the Senate considered these reforms Iowa’s Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech in which he decried the procedural paralysis effected by the filibuster. “The notion that 60 votes are required to pass any measure or confirm any nominee is not in the Constitution and until recently would have been considered a ludicrous idea, flying in the face of any definition of government by democracy,” he said. Paul’s filibuster was a good thing. Debate on a bill that might become law or a resolution that might confirm a cabinet officer should be played through until there is nothing left to say, until there is no issue left untouched. Debate is a good thing, not a bad one. And since the United States is a representative republic, where senators, representatives, president and all other civil officers are accountable to the people, those debates should occur in a place where the public can view them — in the filibuster’s case, on the Senate floor rather than in the secrecy of smoke-filled rooms. It is likely that senators will continue to consider filibuster reforms. As they do we should all remember that speech is good for the political process. After all, it is one of five freedoms protected by the First Amendment. Unlike procedural tricks, talking filibusters require senators to make good on their threat to filibuster and to articulate their thoughts. Those two things can only improve political discourse.

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ere at Iowa State, all of us students will be introduced at some point to one form or another of science. Whether it is a physical science such as chemistry, a social science like psychology or that pesky math requirement you cannot get your advisor to waive, science abounds at our university. The term science itself usually refers to a method of study — a way to make sure any observations or ideas are being objectively analyzed. That objectivity is what makes science so universal. No matter what your personal beliefs or experiences are, scientific study ensures that everyone will see the same result. Sometimes, however, the objectivity of scientists can be in doubt. Such was the case with the famous “climate-gate” scandal of 2009, in which several climate change doubters exposed emails from numerous scientists actively working with climate change data. The emails in question were purported to prove a scientific conspiracy designed to make the world believe in a fictional climate shift, but independent investigations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation among other committees from various countries, such as the International Science Assessment Panel of the United Kingdom, found no evidence of fraudulent practices. While the deniers who started the scandal were wrong, making sure scientists are being objective is not a bad thing. It is the reason for peer review, a process by which scientific articles seeking to be published must first be reviewed by other scientists working in related fields. Areas of science where personal biases will be more likely to surface are those in which value judgements or extensive interpretations of data must be made. One of the most striking examples of this kind of scientific study is the field of conservation biology. Conservation biology is a subfield of biology that deals

Courtesy photo Conservation biology, a subfield that gathers information to conserve diversity of life, is a field of science where personal bias is most likely to emerge. The priority should be keeping opinion and science distinct.

By Phil.Brown @iowastatedaily.com exclusively with gathering information to effectively conserve diversity of life at any and all levels of organization, commonly called biodiversity. While conservation efforts are almost always working to stop or reverse harm to other lifeforms that was directly caused by human action, the whole notion of conserving biodiversity rests on the assumption that biodiversity in general is good. This is a normative statement and is a judgement of value. Michael Soule, one of the founding members of the Society for Conservation Biology, recognized this but instead of shying away, embraced the idea. Soule came up with several normative

statements that define and guide the field of conservation biology, including the statement that biodiversity is good, evolution is good and that biodiversity has intrinsic value. These statements may seem to cast a veil of doubt on any work done by conservation biologists, but that is not necessarily the case. The belief that biodiversity is good cannot alter data, cannot fabricate population numbers and cannot make replication of falsified results any easier. Such actions are committed only by individuals who do not understand or care for good science. By being upfront and open about how their field is based off of a value judgement, conservation biologists show themselves to be interested in good, meaningful science. Just as criminologists, whose field is based off of the notion that crime is bad, are trusted to be responsible scientists, conservation biologists must be given the same professional respect. After all, scientists are people,

and as such they carry the same number of prejudices, biases and beliefs as everyone else. The only difference between scientists and nonscientists is that the former must subject their work and ideas to an objective system of study. When that objective system is in place, as it is in the scientific community that comprises and monitors conservation biology, personal biases can be overcome. Even though a scientist who studies polar bear populations may become endeared to the animals and may even advocate for polar bear conservation efforts, any scientific findings will stand on their own merit. Such findings can be judged by any other person as objectively as is possible. Conservation, then, is composed of science and opinion to be sure, but the two remain as distinct as possible.

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Letters to the editor

Do not accept self-imposed prison of limits Recently when I was working at the front desk of a local hotel, I stood a quarter on its side. I know, right. It was pretty sweet. It stood there on its side — suspended, almost magically — for more than 30 minutes until I accidentally knocked it over. I tried for several more minutes to get it to stand back like it was until I finally realized, “I’ve got far more important things to do with my time than stand quarters on their sides.” This little workplace distraction made me realize that I may need a hobby…or at least to pursue my goals harder. You see, you should never stop going after your goals. You should never stop dreaming and you should definitely never stop growing. It’s ridiculous to assume that just because of someone’s age that they have no more growing to do — that they have nothing left to offer. I think it’s wildly unrealistic and unfair to assume that just because someone is older that they

are somehow of less value than their younger counterparts. Let me ask you a question. How did the age of 65 become so universally synonymous with retirement? Were there herds of old people suddenly becoming unproductive at the age of 65? Did these relics slowly and systematically become less and less productive until it reached a point where they were a drain on their company and a drain on the country? Or was the age just arbitrary? The answer is found in none of these questions. The real answer can be traced back to Germany — back to the 1800s when Otto Von Bismarck was rising to prominence. Bismarck had a keen political sense and he observed that most of his military and political opponents were 65 years or older. They were the ones with the most to offer — they had the greatest wisdom and knowledge and experience. They were, therefore, his greatest threat.

He instinctively knew that they would be his greatest obstacle to power, so he spearheaded an effort to make 65 a mandatory age for retirement. That’s where this all-important number came from. The new policy regarding mandatory retirement was soon adopted in Germany. Then it spread from country to country in quick succession and the rest is history. Now we see 65 as this age where people are just supposed to start breaking down and having no purpose in life. Just because your birthday cake may resemble a forest fire doesn’t mean you should stop fighting that fire. Sadly though many people have adopted this mentality — this selfimposed prison of unnecessary limits we place on ourselves. It’s like the circus. Elephant trainers routinely restrain a full-grown elephant by only a single rope tethered to a stake driven into the ground. Obviously, this gigantic elephant could easily break free,

but it doesn’t. Why? Because this massive elephant full of strength and brimming with life has been restrained by this rope ever since it was a baby. He couldn’t break free from the rope then so over time he just accepted this rope as the unchanging truth. There are many things in this life that we accept as the unbending truth — as if carved in stone for all eternity. The point I’m trying to make is that we don’t have to just accept our lots in life. We have the capacity to change and grow. In fact, we have an inborn need to grow and become more. So when someone suggests that because you’re older you should just accept your lot in life and give up, you can just tell them to step off. Don’t be put out to pasture by anyone. Don’t be forced into a pointless life of standing quarters on their sides.

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I stand with Rand for more transparency Back in 2007 I rallied behind then Sen. Barack Obama as a freshman in college because he called for a curtailed presence abroad, drawn down from the Bush-era hubris. Further, he was critical of the Patriot Act, in 2005 claiming: “Giving law enforcement the tools they need to investigate suspicious activity is one thing — and it’s the right thing — but doing it without any General information: The Iowa State Daily is an independent student newspaper established in 1890 and written, edited, and sold by students

real oversight seriously jeopardizes the rights of all Americans and the ideals America stands for.” Unfortunately since being elected president, Obama has mostly extended Bush-era policy. He never closed Guantanamo, dragged his feet on troop withdrawals and has kept to broad interventionism. Much of this has been reliant on long-range drone strike capabilities. Among Josh Adams Ria Olson Melvin Ejim Seth Armah

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those directly targeted include two American citizens: Anwar al-Aulaqi first and his son in a subsequent strike. There was never a trial for either citizen, something guaranteed to us by the Constitution. Meanwhile collateral damage continues to stack up, including numerous noncombatants. The hazy veil under which the Obama administration conducts its foreign policy

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Freshman of the Year

Coach of the Year ■■ Bruce Weber, Kansas State

Scholar Athlete of theYear ■■ Melvin Ejim, Iowa State

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Marcus Smart, OK State Ben McLemore, Kansas Romero Osby, Oklahoma Rodney McGruder, K-State Jeff Withey, Kansas

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Pierre Jackson, Baylor Will Clyburn, Iowa State Travis Releford, Kansas Angel Rodriguez, K-State Markel Brown, OK State

LOSS

Nov. 24 loss to No. 18 UNLV (82-70) RPI: 22

WIN

Dec. 1 defeated BYU (83-62) RPI: 68

LOSS

Dec. 7 loss to Iowa (80-71) RPI: 72

Isaiah Austin, Baylor Melvin Ejim, Iowa State Amath M’Baye, Oklahoma Steven Pledger, Oklahoma Le’Bryan Nash, OK State

LOSS

Jan. 9 loss to No. 6 KU (97-89 OT) RPI: 6

Big 12 All-Defensive Team ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Chris Babb, Iowa State Travis Releford, Kansas Jeff Withey, Kansas Angel Rodriguez, K-State Michael Cobbins, OK State

WORST LOSS

Jan. 23 loss toTexasTech (56-51) RPI: 227

■■ Marcus Smart, OK State

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Isaiah Austin, Baylor Will Clyburn, Iowa State Georges Niang, Iowa State Ben McLemore, Kansas

■■ Amath M’Baye, Oklahoma ■■ Marcus Smart, OK State

Men’s Bball:

Men’s Big 12 Championship schedule

BEST WIN

Jan. 26 defeated No. 11 K-State (73-67) RPI: 21

WIN

Feb. 4 defeated Oklahoma (83-64) RPI: 34

Friday ■■ G7 — Winner of G3 vs. Winner of G4 (6:30 p.m.) ■■ G8 — Winner of G5 vs. Winner of G6 (9:00 p.m.)

Saturday ■■ G9 — Championship — Winner of G7 vs. Winner of G8 (5:00 p.m.)

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4 Kansas 26-6, 14-4 9 Kansas State 25-5, 14-4 13 OK State 23-7, 13-5 Oklahoma 20-10, 11-7 Iowa State 21-10, 11-7 Baylor 18-13, 9-9 Texas 15-16, 7-11 West Virginia 13-18, 6-12 Texas Tech 10-19, 3-15 TCU 11-20, 2-16

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Feb. 13 loss to Texas (89-86 2OT) RPI: 114

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Not ready to be done: Booker accepts new role By Alex.Halsted @iowastatedaily.com

Sports Jargon:

RPI SPORT: Basketball DEFINITION: RPI stands for Rating Percentage Index and is a number used to rank teams based on wins and losses and its strength of schedule. USE: Iowa State’s RPI is currently 47 out of 347 teams.

Strength of schedule is the difficulty of a team’s schedule based on the win-loss records of their opponents.

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Thursday ■■ G3 — No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Iowa State (11:30 a.m.) ■■ G4 — No. 1 Kansas vs. WVU/Tech (2:00 p.m.) ■■ G5 — No. 2 Kansas State vs. Texas/TCU (6:00 p.m.) ■■ G6 — No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 6 Baylor (8:30 p.m.)

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OVERALL RECORD

RATING PERCENTAGE INDEX

All-Big 12 Third Team ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

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■■ Tyrus McGee, Iowa State

Oklahoma State - 5.6

Sixth Man Award

LOSS

Nov. 23 loss to No. 22 UC (78-70) RPI: 46

Oklahoma - 71.3

■■ Marcus Smart, OK State

Kansas - 5.94

■■ Will Clyburn, Iowa State

Oklahoma State - 72.8

Newcomer of the Year

2012-13

Kansas State - 6.84

■■ Jeff Withey, Kansas

Baylor - 74.5

Defensive P.O.Y.

Baylor - 7.03

■■ Marcus Smart, OK State

SEASON IN REVIEW

Kansas - 74.6

Player of the Year

IOWA STATE - 9.97

Big 12 Awards

Big 12

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Photo: William Deaton/Iowa State Daily Anthony Booker leans on his mom, Latisha Booker, during Senior Night festivities before Iowa State’s 87-76 win against No. 13 Oklahoma State. It was the first time that Latisha had seen her son play in an ISU uniform.

His arm wrapped around his mother’s shoulder while her hand touched his face. Their eyes swelled and tears rolled down. Anthony Booker isn’t known for emotion and is often soft-spoken. On senior night for Iowa State, Booker surprises those who have come to know him as reserved. But now, more than ever, Anthony needs this moment, he needs his mother, who has come to watch him play at Iowa State for the first time. Earlier in the season, Latisha Booker had been talking to her son Anthony on the phone in the midst of a difficult basketball stretch. The words that came from Anthony’s mouth surprised her. “He said ‘Mom, I don’t want to do this anymore.’ When he said that, I said ‘What?’” Latisha said. “I said ‘No, we’re not quitters, this family is not quitters and you already know this.’”

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Booker’s numbers: After starting in the first nine games this season, averaging 16.2 minutes, 6.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in six November games, Anthony Booker’s numbers declined after he lost his starting role. Now that Booker has accepted his new role, all of his numbers have increased, including tallying 30 minutes in the last two games.

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Latisha, who is a minister, often sends uplifting text messages to her son and calls him when she feels he might need comforting. Prior to senior night, the two hadn’t seen each other for nearly seven months and their pre-game moment was “therapeutic.” After starting for the Cyclones in the first nine games of the season, Anthony was relegated to coming off the bench following an 80-71 loss to Iowa on Dec. 7, 2012. He has been a role player ever since, and the change was a shock to the 6-foot-9 forward’s system. “He’s hands-on, he wants to feel the floor, do it and really get it to where he can move forward,” Latisha said. “If he doesn’t get that he gets a little different, but you just have to know how to handle him and know how to talk to him. “When you get him where he needs to be: Wow. It’s like the sky is the limit for him after that.” That is what his mother was able to watch at Hilton Coliseum on senior night along with 14,010 other fans. Her son reached some of his potential and was a talking point afterward. In his final game in front of the ISU-faithful, Anthony had six rebounds, two blocks and drew a big late-game charge. “Anthony Booker deserves a lot of credit,” said ISU coach Fred Hoiberg following the win against No. 13 Oklahoma State. “It’s been a tough season for him kind of being in and out of the rotation and for him to go out and have that type of impact — we had to have him out there on the floor.” That impact hasn’t been easy for Anthony this season as he has sometimes struggled to find where he fits in on the team in his senior season after transferring. “It’s definitely been a

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roller coaster,” Anthony said of the season. “That comes with the territory of being a senior. You kind of get old and when new things happen you kind of have to adjust for them.” When those times come that Anthony is lost, his mother’s phone rings. Latisha admits there have been a couple of times following a tough night this season that Anthony has called. In those times Latisha said she lets Anthony talk and air everything out. Like a mother, Latisha said, she is also there to help Anthony move forward. “He’s been getting kind of rubbed the wrong way and that brought his spirits down,” Latisha said. “When that happens he calls mama, and mama is there to build him back up.” When Anthony gets doubts as he did one night early in the season, Latisha tries to make him remember that he can push through. Anthony’s grandmother has multiple sclerosis and Latisha said she

often inspires him in difficult situations by telling him if they can do it, so can he. “I put it on someone that he loves very dearly to his heart,” Latisha said. “That begins to stimulate him, that begins to motivate him and to bring him back, because family values are very deep with Anthony.” So, too, is his team. Anthony has realized that the time left playing college basketball is limited regardless of how far the Cyclones might go this March. When the team held a playersonly meeting last week, Anthony made it clear to his teammates that he is all-in no matter his role might be. “Honestly I think he just kind of swallowed his pride and really understood the role that we needed him to play,” said ISU guard Chris Babb. “And what a better time than now leading into March.” Iowa State will go to the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City. The NCAA tournament also looks

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Max Mayfield Kyven Gadson Photo: Jonathan Krueger/Iowa State Daily Redshirt senior Max Mayfield grabs ahold of Oklahoma’s Nick Lester after suffering a bloody nose in his first-round match Saturday at the 2013 Big 12 Championships at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mayfield went on to pull off the 4-2 upset to earn an automatic qualifying bid to NCAAs.

Photo: Jonathan Krueger/Iowa State Daily Redshirt sophomore Kyven Gadson shoots a double-leg on Oklahoma State’s Blake Rosholt in the 197-pound title match of the 2013 Big 12 Championships on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Gadson won the match 5-4 for the Cyclones’ only individual title.

Gadson wins ISU’s only title

Cyclones place 2nd in championship By Jake.Calhoun @iowastatedaily.com

STILLWATER, Okla. — Kyven Gadson just smiled at the top of the podium as the boos rained down on

him. Gadson, the No. 1-seeded 197-pound wrestler, won Iowa State’s only Big 12 title at the Big 12 Championship on Saturday in defeating Oklahoma State’s Blake Rosholt 5-4. It was in the final minutes of that victory in which Gadson and Rosholt jawed back and forth at each other with the OSU-dominated crowd hav-

ing a heavy influence. “I just think it was the intensity of the whole match,” said ISU coach Kevin Jackson. “You had a guy [Rosholt] that was just being pretty aggressive, being pretty physical with his hands, doing a lot of pushing and not a lot of scoring, not a lot of attacking. “The referee and the crowd — be-

ing at home — got behind him. So that created a very stressful, intense situation, and I think the referee felt a little bit of that stress and that anxiety.” The crowd booed Gadson as he tried to scrap with Rosholt while holding a 5-3 lead late in the third period, insisting that he was stalling. Rosholt was awarded one point with two seconds remaining not for stall-

ing, but rather for a penalty Gadson insisted was accidental.

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second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:33.66 seconds. ISU coach Corey Ihmels thinks Saina performed well even though she was unable to

defend her title. “Betsy ran well today; she competed against the very best today, and I think she is still one of the best in distance run-

ning.” Ihmels said. Saina was dethroned by Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino

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File photo: Chenyan Shan/Iowa State Daily Betsy Saina got first place in women’s one-mile at Saturday’s ISU Open at Lied Recreation Center, with a time of 4:40.98.

The ISU women’s track and field team was led by Betsy Saina and Christina Hillman this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Saina, who was the defending national champion in the 5,000-meter run, finished

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utes of its game Saturday night when the Cyclones defeated No. 7-seeded Kansas, 77-62 in the second round of the Big 12 Championship at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. ISU coach Bill Fennelly could sense his team’s nervousness from the start of the game against the Jayhawks explaining Iowa State’s lack of offense for the first four minutes of the contest. “They were trying to get

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>>WRESTLING.p7 “I think I caught him in the eye with my thumb at the end of the match,” Gadson said. Mayfield “I was just trying to wrestle hard, wrestle smart and get the job done.” With the win, Gadson Gadson prevented Oklahoma State from nine individual champions at the tournament. Gadson declined to further elaborate on the exchange between him and Rosholt after the match. “Kyven didn’t show his true character after that match,” Jackson said. “I don’t think we handled that situation as well as we could have. It’s not something we definitely want to see out of any of our athletes.” The episode came at the end of an otherwise-positive tournament for the ISU wrestling team, which finished second with 74 points. It was the first time Iowa State had not finished last in the tournament since 2010, when it finished second just 1.5 points behind Oklahoma State. “We just got that attitude as a team,” said redshirt senior Max Mayfield. “Everyone’s going out and wrestling for seven minutes — that’s what we wanted from the beginning and we’re getting it now.” Mayfield pulled off the upset of the tournament in the 149-pound semifinals, where he beat No. 2-seeded Nick Lester 4-2 to secure an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Championships. “We’ve wrestled a few times now, so I knew what he was looking for and I knew what I wanted to do,” Mayfield said. “I just went out there and really followed my game plan that the coaches set out there for me and it worked.” The Cyclones secured six AQ bids to the NCAA Championships in Des Moines

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Automatic qualifying bids 141 Luke Goettl (2nd-place finish) 149 Max Mayfield (2nd) 165 Michael Moreno (3rd) 174 Tanner Weatherman (2nd) 184 Boaz Beard (2nd) 197 Kyven Gadson (1st)

Championship matches 125 - No. 1 Ed Kilmara (OSU) mdec. No. 2 Ryak Finch (ISU), 15-5 133 - No. 1 Jon Morrison (OSU) dec. No. 2 Cody Brewer (OU), 6-2 141 - No. 1 Kendric Maple (OU) mdec. No. 2 Luke Goettl (ISU), 13-3 149 - No. 1 Jordan Oliver (OSU) pinned No. 3 Max Mayfield (ISU), 1:19 157 - No. 1 Alex Dieringer (OSU) mdec. No. 2 Matt Lester (OU), 11-3 165 - No. 1 Tyler Caldwell (OSU) dec. No. 2 Bubby Graham (OU), 1-0 174 - No. 1 Chris Perry (OSU) mdec. No. 2 Tanner Weatherman (ISU), 8-0 184 - No. 2 Chris Chionuma (OSU) dec. Boaz Beard (ISU), 5-3 197 - No. 1 Kyven Gadson (ISU) dec. No. 2 Blake Rosholt (OSU), 5-4 Hwt - No. 1 Alan Gelogaev (OSU) pinned No. 2 Matt Gibson (ISU), 0:58

Team scoring 1. Oklahoma State 118.5* 2. Iowa State 74 3. Oklahoma 58 4. West Virginia 28 *Big 12 tournament record

with the possibility of receiving another later this week. Other automatic qualifiers for Iowa State include Luke Goettl (141 pounds), Michael Moreno (165), Tanner Weatherman (174) and Boaz Beard (184).

who also finished first in the 3,000-meter run, a race that Saina finished fourth in. “It was a good weekend, I’m disappointed I could not win but I still ran well and I am looking forward to moving outdoors.” said Saina, who earned All-America honors for the eighth time this weekend. “I think this weekend will help in training as far as improving and working towards the outdoor season.” ISU sophomore Christina Hillman finished second in the shot put. Hillman set a personal record and school record with her final throw of the competition of 17.69 meters. Hillman was joined by teammate Danielle Frere in the shot put, Frere finished thirteenth. Ejiro Okoro also competed this weekend, finishing seventh in the 800-meter run. Okoro, a senior, made her first appearance at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. “Ej [Okoro] ran very well

File photo: Iowa State Daily Nick Efkamp competes in the men’s 60-meter hurdles during the ISU Open on Jan. 21, 2012, at Lied. Efkamp qualified in the 400-meter dash for NCAA but was unable to make the finals.

this weekend, she was a factor in prelims and in the final I think she will move on and have a very good season outdoors,” Ihmels said. The ISU men sent two competitors to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field

Championships. Edward Kemboi entered the NCAA Championships with the sixth fastest time in the 800-meter run. Kemboi was unable to advance past his preliminary after running the 800-meter run in a time of

1:51.47. Nick Efkamp qualified in the 400-meter dash with the 12th fastest time in the NCAA. Efkamp was clocked in with a time of 46.88 and was unable to make it to the finals.

>>CHAMPIONSHIP.p7 Saturday’s game. “We had 12 turnovers at halftime, and we did not have another turnover until about three minutes to go in the game.” Iowa State turned the ball over on six of its first eight possessions and had trouble finding any offensive rhythm. After a Chelsea Poppens layup with 16:11 minutes left in the first half, the Cyclones went on a 15-8 run putting them up 15-14. It was a lead Iowa State would not surrender for the remainder of the night. Hallie Christofferson scored 12 of the Cyclones’ first 20 points and finished with 23 points on the night. She was 8-of8 from the free-throw line. “Once we hit one shot, everybody just spread the energy around and gets that confidence that they see the ball going in the basket and they can do the same thing,” Christofferson said. That contagious shooting continued on Sunday afternoon for Iowa State when it defeated No. 3-seeded Oklahoma, 7960 at American Airlines Center in the Big 12 Championship semifinal. It was the third win for the Cyclones against the Sooners this season after Iowa State swept Oklahoma in the regular season. Prins exploded offensively for the

Photo: William Deaton/Iowa State Daily Nikki Moody guards Oklahoma’s Morgan Hook at the 2013 Women’s Big 12 Championship on Sunday at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. Iowa State defeated No. 3 seed Oklahoma, 79-60. This was the third win against the Sooners.

Cyclones earning a career-high 32 points and grabbing eight rebounds. After the game at the news conference, Prins mentioned she “didn’t even know what happened out there.” “I was feeling good but I think I was just playing the game,” Prins said. “And I think things were really starting to flow

for the team as a whole. I was just getting opportunities, I guess.” Iowa State will face No. 1-seeded Baylor on Monday night for the Big 12 Championship at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Tipoff for the game is at 7 p.m. and will be televised on FSN.

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12 ITEMS FOR 7 DAYS By Kayla Kienzle ISD Style Writer With Spring Break quickly approaching, many of us are booking last-minute reservations and flights to get a break from these arctic Iowa conditions. Whether you’re going to Mexico, on a school trip or just going home, packing minimally can be a real challenge, especially if you’re flying. As repeat offenders of over-packing ourselves, we understand that it can be tough to pick and choose what you need for those seven days. After much experimentation, we found it is possible to make seven great outfits with only 12 items.

Day 6: Chambray, skirt, sweater tights, belt, flats

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Loving the versatility of your chambray? Us too! That’s why we’ll use it one more time this week. Tuck it into your high-waisted skirt and belt it for a fierce, feminine look. Slide into the sweater tights, slip on your flats and be prepared to turn a few heads.

Day 2: Blouse, skirt, scarf, boots This look is great for a warmer spring day. Show off some leg in this adorable high waisted skirt while sporting a sheer blouse, patterned scarf and your favorite boots. Remember to pick a neutral pair of boots that can be paired with a variety of colors to maximize versatility.

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Day 7: Blouse, shorts, cardigan, scarf, sweater tights, flats

Day 1: Chambray, denim, belt, boots Start off with a simple look that says so much. This ensemble is very casual but extremely on trend right now. Belt the chambray to accentuate your waist and break up the denims. Pull on your favorite pair of riding boots for a classic, put-together look.

Day 3: Chambray, cardigan, denim, flats Take geek-chic to the next level by layering your chambray under a crew-neck cardigan. Pair this with your best pair of skinny jeans and some comfortable flats to show off your style smarts.

Day 4: Leather jacket, chambray, shorts, belt, flats

Day 5: Leather jacket, blouse, scarf, denim, boots

Be bold by whipping out your favorite high-waisted shorts — that is, if the weather permits. Tie up your chambray ‘90s-style and layer on a sleek leather jacket for that ultraedgy vibe. Top off your look with a basic belt and flats.

Now that you’re hitting the tail end of the week, it’s time to mix these pieces up. Pair your leather jacket with the sheer blouse for an eye catching contrast in texture. Keep your remaining pieces simple with your basic denim, boots and scarf.

Finish off your break with a bit of sass and class with this final look. Tuck the blouse into your shorts and layer up with the cardigan, scarf, sweater tights and flats. This will be a very comfortable look for traveling back to school and warm enough when the wintry weather greets you back in Ames. Packing only the necessities doesn’t have to mean making a style sacrifice. Pick staple items in neutral colors, styled to make several unique outfits. Pair them with a few colorful accessories for creative looks that you may never have thought of before. Get creative and get packing!

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The weather’s getting warmer, and that means it is time to find the perfect swimsuit to make you feel nothing less than fabulous. Jessica Plovich, a stylist at Everything But Water, provided her tips to help any woman find the perfect fit and style to complement her body type. If you’re a woman looking to find the perfect suit to slim your hips, Plovich suggested going with a style that runs very tight to create more of a silhouette, such as their store’s Miraclesuit. Also, avoid a wild bottom. Remember to show off your best assets with colors, prints and embellishments and downplay others with darker solids.

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cleavage.” Choosing a matte material will help to slim your center. Shiny materials can at times highlight every bump and make you look larger. A suit with a high-cut leg or lowcut top also can help slim a figure because it draws eyes away from your center. “To flatter any curves”, Plovich said, “a huge style currently is the monokini.” A monokini is a one piece with cutouts. “This is a great idea,” Plovich said, “because it covers your center and back, but shows off the sides.” For the many women who dread swimsuit shopping, Plovich reminded them that, “confidence is the sexiest thing a woman could have.”

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When he wasn’t contributing to the flexibility rights of clocks, Surrealist Salvador Dalí was contributing to the music industry in the form of album cover art. One cover happened to be an image for Honeymooners star Jackie Gleason’s Lonesome Echo LP, which featured a barren vista, save a butterfly speared on a stick. On a 2011 episode of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, Bill Clinton correctly answered three questions about My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. The Baltimore Ravens football team of the National Football League is the only team in history to be named after the title of a poem: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was not from Baltimore, but he lived there for short periods. In 1849, he died there while visiting the city on business.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6 -- New opportunities to complete upsets emerge this coming week, especially in terms of romance. Use your emotional powers. And put a sweet spin on your sales pitch. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 9 -- Your treasure is at home. Share feelings with your partner and be rewarded. You bring out the best in each other. There’s a completion

and a new beginning of a spiritual nature. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 9 -- Your fears are not necessarily real. Have someone listen to them, then step beyond your comfort zone to discover something surprising. It’s a good time to fix things. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 9 -- A change of procedures may be in order, but that’s no problem. You’re brilliant. The money’s there, but don’t get pushy. Do the math, and stick to the rules. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 -- You can do it, with their help. Even work seems like fun now. Study with passion, renewed excitement and enthusiasm. Working at home increases your benefits. Repeat strategies that worked before. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 9 -- New data support your intentions, and there’s more work coming in. Love is the bottom line; communicate this. Assign a designated driver before, and take it to the top. Don’t overextend.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 9 -- Choose your battles well. Accept a challenge, or an excellent opportunity. Keep track of what you’re learning. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 -- Push past old barriers and gain career stature with a surge of energy. Don’t give up. You’ve got the right stuff. Discover another way to save. Revise your routine with new options. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 9 -- You have the power to succeed. Review your budget. Send out feelers. The New Moon in Pisces could inspire new income. Play an ace you’ve kept hidden. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 9 -- The more, the merrier. Intimidate the competition with your great attitude. Compromise to make sure. Go the extra mile for your friends. Run reality checks. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7 -- Arguing doesn’t work so well in the heat of the game. Debate could actually be fun, if you keep it light. Let a common vision inspire.

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“The 1890s was the ‘greatest decade’ in Iowa State’s history,” said Douglas Biggs. A lecture focusing on the visual history of Iowa State, especially in the 1890s, will take place at 8 p.m. Monday in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. “There’s this huge transformation that took place in that decade,” Biggs said. The presentation will be given by Biggs, an associate dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of NebraskaKearney and an associate professor of history. Biggs is an ISU alumnus who grew up exploring Iowa State as a child when his father was a professor at the college. Biggs’ interest in Iowa State was renewed when and his wife, Gloria Betcher, was the chair of the Ames Historic Preservation Commission. Betcher, associate professor of English, was doing her own research on historical aspects of Ames. Monday’s lecture details many of the historical aspects of Iowa State from the 1890s for a reason. Not only will the lecture focus on the Ames at the turn of the century, but it will focus on an iconic symbol of Iowa State: The Dinkey. The Dinkey was a small, two-car steam engine that ran from downtown Ames to campus every hour with a fare of one nickel. It was the only means of rapid transit at the time. The tiny train mostly carried passengers, but it also impacted ISU by transporting construction materials onto campus. “From 1891 to 1907, the only other way to get to campus from town [besides riding the steam engine] was to go down an undrained dirt track,” Biggs said. That dirt track is what we now recognize as Lincoln Way. “The railroad provided a

Quick facts about historic Ames: ■■ Lincoln Way was an undrained dirt track called Boone Street. ■■ A small group of Ames citizens formed a corporation: The Ames Street Railway Company. ■■ The Dinkey’s first run was on July 4, 1891. ■■ It took The Dinkey an hour to travel its two-mile loop. ■■ An electric trolley replaced the steam engine in 1907. ■■ By 1929, the bus service replaced the trolley. ■■ A row of sycamore trees next to Lied Rec. date back to the time of The Dinkey.

means for students to get off of campus and for others to get on campus, and without that bridge, Ames in the 1880s was a really difficult place to be,” Biggs said. Biggs and Betcher note that this connection between the city of Ames and the college became essential in order to advance the city. “Because of the line of communication that’s created by the railroad, the two communities start to become much more mixed and you then get an official annexation of the college by the town,” Betcher said. After the annexation, the students in the college were also counted as residents of Ames, bumping the population up to 2,000 people. Betcher said that it was then feasible for the city to have a more efficient mode of transportation. This new bridge between the city of Ames and Iowa State allowed both to develop quickly. “Having a link between those two communities … [allowed] an interchange not only of ideas, but people,” Betcher said. Iowa State, a small agricul-

tural school at the time, was able to host different educational communities, exhibits and sporting events. The new visitors of Ames were able to stay downtown, which created a growing economy. The student population increased as well; more students were able to live off campus. The Dinkey quickly became a symbol of the connection and increase in opportunities that Ames and Iowa State continue to share. According to Biggs, “The Dinkey” is in fact a nickname given by the students which may have arisen from the size of the train or because of the type of engine the trained used, called a “donkey engine.” “It was often called the Motor Line,” Betcher said. However, the informal name is still remembered today. Betcher said, “If you go downtown you will see on one of the brick peers that show Ames history, it will have ‘The Dinkey’ on it,” not The Motor Line as it was officially known. Biggs said that The Dinkey is still represented around campus today. There are pictures of The Dinkey in The Hub, which is named after one of the train’s stops on campus. There are also pictures of The Dinkey hanging in Olde Main Brewing Co., a restaurant in historic Ames. There are even representations in the stain glass windows in the Memorial Union. “It has a mythology all its own. It’s its own legend,” Biggs said. Learning about the history of their university will provide the students with a sense of belonging and gratitude for all of those students who came before them. Both Betcher and Biggs believe it is important for future generations to understand and preserve the history of Iowa State. Betcher said students should attend Monday’s lecture because “it’s important for students to understand their place in a continuum.”

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