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Sunny, with a cold northeast wind. Windchills as cold as zero degrees.
David Beckham unveils chest tattoo of Jesus Soccer star David Beckham has a heavenly new tattoo: an image of Jesus on his chest. Beckham unveiled his threemonth-old ink — courtesy of L.A. tattoo artist Mark Mahoney — on his Facebook page Saturday, with a video message explaining the meaning behind his body art. “It’s Jesus being carried by three cherubs and obviously the cherubs are boys,” Beckham said, referring to sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. “My thought of it is, at some point my boys are going to need to look after me and that’s what they’re doing in the picture.” But Beckham might want to make room for one more cherub: Victoria Beckham is expecting their fourth child this summer.
Slight chance of some light snow. Warmer temperatures around 40. Slight chance for a rain and snow mix early in the day.
On this day in 1904: cold front swept across Iowa, producfunt Aingstrong dramatic temperature fall across the state fac withamany stations reporting drops of 50 to 65
degrees in less than 24 hours. In Ogden, the temperature fell from 72 F to 1 F in a mere 17 hours.
Aretha Franklin opens up about her weight loss
Stuff White People Like When: 8 p.m. What: A satirical look at middle-class white culture. Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union
The Man Who Invented the Computer When: 8 p.m. What: Biography of John Atanasoff Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union
Aretha Franklin revealed to Jet magazine that she’s dropped 25 pounds since undergoing surgery in December, and she also discussed how she’s managed to drop three dress sizes. “I go to the healthier foods that are less chemically treated,” said Franklin. “I am drinking lots of water to get rid of the toxins in my body. It’s a natural ﬂushing. Water ﬂushes your system and is also very good for your skin.” The superstar, who works out with a personal trainer and walks on a treadmill three to four times a week, is aiming to whittle herself down to a size 16 by her 69th birthday March 25. “It’s a new chapter in my life,” said Franklin, who feels “sassier” as she peels off the pounds. “It’s a brand new me.”
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Greek Council strives to make a name By Alayna.Flor iowastatedaily.com With four governing councils in the greek community, the Multicultural Greek Council is striving to make a name for themselves. With fraternities and sororities each involved, there is strength in both numbers and gender. “The Multicultural Greek Council represents unity between different greek organizations, and we come together to form one council. We come together to support one another,” said Adrienne Fight, junior in pre-community and regional planning. Fight has been involved with the Multicultural Greek Council for two years, her ﬁrst year serving as a panhellenic delegate for her sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma. As panhellenic delegate, Fight represented her chapter at the council’s meetings. Now, Fight manages budgets as the vice president of ﬁnance. This is her second semester in this position. Currently there are nine positions on the executive council, all ﬁlled by members of the chapters in the Multicultural Greek Council community. Members from four out of the ﬁve houses serve on the executive board, and are voted in every calendar year. “The Multicultural Greek Council is the council under which multicul-
tural greek organizations on the [ISU] campus operate,” Fight said. The Multicultural Greek council has discussions about ﬁnance, recruitment, community service, marketing, events and risk management every Thursday. Executive members share ideas of how to improve the aforementioned aspects, which have great importance to each represented chapter. Cynthia Salas, president of the Multicultural Greek Council and senior in liberal studies, understands ﬁrsthand the work and time it takes in order to keep this organization running successfully. “As president, I must keep my executive board moving in a positive direction, “ Salas said. “Encouragement is sometimes hard to give with all that has to be done, but we do what we have to.” The council has also focused on growing the number of students involved. With strong academics, the council looks for members with determination and passion for the chapter they will represent. “We do not take just anyone. Despite our small numbers, we will not take in a member for the sake of having membership,” Salas said. Cultural awareness is another huge focus for the council. As a group, they host multicultural events that
Members of the council listen to Cynthia Salas Salgado, left, speak during the Thursday meeting. The Multicultural Greek Council met in the Multicultural Center. Photo: Kendra Plathe/Iowa State Daily
are usually open to the entire ISU community. In the past, chapters overseen by the council have had valentine fundraisers, poetry slams, cul-
tural awareness nights and have volunteered their time at local schools to help children read and learn English as a second language.
More information about the council or the chapters involved can be found at http://www.greek.iastate. edu
Student Union Board applications now available
Domestic issues brought to light in studies class
By Briana.Haguewood iowastatedaily.com For students interested in a leadership position on the 2011-2012 Student Union Board, applications are now available. The Student Union Board is a student-run program stationed in the Memorial Union that plans and executes activities and entertainment around Iowa State’s campus throughout the year. SUB coordinates mul-
ticultural and awareness events as well as programs ranging from comedy shows and Maintenance Shop concerts to ﬁlms, lectures and art exhibits. “From a participant perspective, SUB offers such a wide variety of activities and events that it’s impossible for someone not to ﬁnd something they like,” said George Micalone, director of Student Activities. “And the skills that you gain from participating are very rewarding and trans-
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ferable; they will set anyone up to be successful in career goals and other involvement.” Any student with an interest in applying for the SUB planning board must do so by March 21. Applications can be found online on the Student Union Board website or in print. Twelve director positions are available and include the following: president, vice president, ﬁlms, Maintenance Shop, multicultural, awareness, ﬁne arts, performing arts, Varieties producer, special events, vice president for public relations and vice president for ﬁnance. Denton Patrick, senior in biochemistry and this year’s Student Union
Board Varieties producer, will be in charge of overseeing the application process. Having been involved with the Student Union Board for three years, he found the experience to be rewarding. “It’s a really unique opportunity in that you do the planning for events, but then you also get to directly see the impact,” Patrick said. “You’re able to enjoy them. You don’t get that with a lot of other involvement opportunities.” Patrick encourages students of all majors to apply. “You aren’t going to regret the opportunities that you seize, just the ones you missed out on,” Patrick said. “You won’t look back in a year and regret doing this.”
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Stuff White People Like Christian Lander takes a satirical look at uppermiddle-class white culture on his blog and in his book “Stuff White People Like.” He continues his anthropological study of how to survive modern white society in his sequel, “Winter Shades of Pale.” Lander was working in corporate communications at a California interactive agency when he started his blog, ““Stuff White People Like,” a tongue-in-cheek comprehensive list of everything from eating outside to selfimportance. When the site amassed 20 million hits, he caught the eye of Random House, publisher of both of his books.
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By Alli.Kolick iowastatedaily.com While many students take their ﬁrst course in U.S. Latino/a Studies (USLS) to meet the U.S. diversity requirement, the program also offers an in-depth look at domestic issues and their inﬂuence on the Latino community, and is open to any interested student. USLS is an emphasis in the Interdisciplinary Studies program. Loreto Prieto, director of USLS and professor of psychology, said a goal of the program is to get students to think critically about current events. “Our goal ... is to teach students to think critically about what they hear in the media and on the streets as far as Latino/as in the United States are concerned,” Prieto said. Prieto made a clear distinction between USLS and Latin American Studies in their missions. The Latin American Studies certiﬁcate focuses on Latin American countries. USLS focuses on U.S. domestic issues facing the Latino/a community, while also providing some history of their indigenous countries. USLS discusses immigration, politics, education and work issues and their inﬂuences on the Latino community. Marta Maldonado, assistant professor of sociology, Brian Behnken, assistant professor of history, and Prieto are the only USLS faculty and are active participants in the ISU Latino community.
“When the [immigration] law in Arizona was passed, many of the Latino orPrieto ganizations got together in a protest march. Myself, Marta and Brian were all a part of that,” Prieto said. “We marched with the students around campus protesting the law.” Prieto is also the adviser for MAYAS, the MexicanAmerican Young Achievers Society. “We’re also involved in different ways in community work,” Prieto said. “I am on the planning committee for the Iowa Latino Conference, which happens every year.” Prieto worked on the planning committee for the last three years. Agencies from all over Iowa present at a two-day conference, usually in Des Moines, about Latino issues in Iowa. “[Iowa State] is really proud to be a part of that,” Prieto said. USLS is not available as a stand-alone major or minor. “If one wanted to ‘get a degree’ in USLS, the way they would need to do that is major in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in USLS,” Prieto said. However there is a proposal for a minor in USLS on the table. “Hopefully by the end of this semester the approval of that minor will be in place,” Prieto said.
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Dakota Hoben, senior in agricultural business, and Jared Knight, junior in political science, are running for GSB president and vice president. Their campaign focuses on the three Cs: clubs, classroom and community. Photo: Whitney Sager/Iowa State Daily
Jessica Bruning, senior in political science, and Dan Voss, junior in materials engineering, are running for GSB president and vice president. Photo: Whitney Sager/Iowa State Daily
Enhancing Iowa State through focus on 3 ‘Cs’
Increasing student, GSB interaction across campus
Candidates tackle students’ issues By Whitney.Sager iowastatedaily.com Classroom. Clubs. Community. These are the three areas Dakota Hoben, senior in agricultural business, and Jared Knight, junior in political science, are focusing on as they campaign for Government of the Student Body president and vice president. Qualifications Hoben and Knight feel their previous experience in GSB has made them qualified to serve the students of Iowa State. Hoben’s involvement began his sophomore year when he was elected to fill a vacant off-campus senator position. Since then, he has served as a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences senator and worked on the tenant-landlord website. He has also served on the CALS Dean’s student budget committee and as an ambassador for the college. Knight’s GSB career began the first week of his freshman year when he saw a sign for GSB. He went to the GSB website and applied for a Supreme Court justice opening and got it. He currently serves as an Inter-Residence Hall Association senator, a position which allows him to connect residence hall students with GSB. Knight has also been involved with the Transportation Advisory Committee, the President’s Naming Committee and the Committee on Lectures. A good team Hoben and Knight said what makes them such a great team is they share the same qualities and passions when it comes to serving the student body. “We’re both very similar and hard workers and passionate about the positions we hold and the students we serve,” Hoben said. They both serve on the rules committee and have grown to understand each other’s thinking process while working together. “He’s like a big brother to me,” Knight said. Classes, clubs, community The first of the three “Cs” Hoben and Knight are focusing on is the classroom. Part of their classroom emphasis is implementing a Dead Week policy. Current GSB President Luke Roling and Vice President Nate Dobbels have drafted a Dead Week policy, but Hoben said they might not have enough time to get it finalized and put in place by the end of this semester. “That’s something that we’re going to pick up right where they left off and really push that hard, starting early on, just because we realize that whenever you’re working with faculty and administration, it’s never an easy process and it’s never a quick process,” Hoben said. Dead Week can be stressful for many students, especially when professors schedule exams during both Dead Week and Finals Week for the same class. Also stressful is when final projects are due during Dead Week and students have a final exam in that same class during Finals Week. Hoben and
Knight feel this is unfair to students. “Jared and I just believe that at one of the most stressful times of possibly the entire school year for students ... professors don’t need to be piling up the workload even more during that time period,” Hoben said. Another component of the classroom initiative Hoben and Knight would like to tackle is the make-up exam policy. They believe that students who miss a scheduled exam due to a university activity should have the right to make up the missed exam without penalty. Hoben said this is not a major problem on campus, but they have been hearing concerns from students who have not been allowed to make up an exam after attending a university activity. “We just thought that was pretty ridiculous,” Hoben said. “We just think if you’re gone representing this great university that we all love, when you come back, you should be able to make up your exam.” Clubs are the second “C” in their campaign’s emphasis area. Hoben and Knight believe the regular allocation process clubs and organizations have to go through in order to receive funding is “not userfriendly.” They will work to make the process more transparent and easy to work with so clubs can better understand the process. “It shouldn’t be difficult and hard and grueling for a club to get money that already belongs to them,” Hoben said. They also want to focus on new clubs that have formed and help them establish finance accounts. “We believe that as much as we can do to help those new groups get going and get started, we would love to help them out,” Hoben said. “We want to help them get up on their feet and get going.” Hoben and Knight also want to form a better connection between clubs and GSB. They will do so by sitting in on club meetings to learn how the clubs are run and what they care about. Hoben and Knight will encourage other GSB members to do the same. “If we have groups come to us and ask for money, then we’re GSB, but if we go out and talk to groups, we find out what’s important to them, what they’re excited about, then we become the Government of the Student Body, and that’s what we really want,” Knight said. The final “C” is community. One of the areas they will focus on is community service. Knight said they want to form a “more cohesive relationship” between the city and students. They will do this by extending some of the service activities that take place within the city of Ames to the university, getting more students volunteering in the community. “If we can get invested in the community here, if we can get more involved, that’s going to make students look better here, and it’s going to get them more integrated into Ames,” Knight said. “That can only benefit the city and students.” Sustainability within the community is another area
of importance to Hoben and Knight. They want to have trash compactors, similar to ones seen on campus, placed around Campustown to make garbage collection more efficient and greener. They would also like to extend the GreenHouse Group’s recycling efforts in the residence halls to the greek houses. Knight said there is not a recycling program that covers all the greek houses. This is an issue that both he and Hoben would like to address. “We’re really excited about the possibility of doing that,” Knight said. “That is something that we would work on as well.” Campustown Both Hoben and Knight support the redevelopment plan of Campustown, with conditions. Their biggest condition is that the plans are student-focused. With talk of making Campustown more appealing to ISU alumni and parents, Hoben and Knight are concerned that putting too much emphasis on those groups will take away from the student aspect. “If it’s not student-focused, to me it’s not Campustown anymore,” Knight said. “Alumni and parents aren’t here during the week, they’re not here every weekend of the school year; students are. That’s why it needs to maintain the student aura, it needs to maintain the student focus.” Along with keeping some of the same businesses students frequent, they also want to see more places for students under 21 years old. Knight said that aside from the restaurants, there are not many places to go in Campustown if you are not of legal age. Another concern for Hoben and Knight is the disconnect LANE4 has had with Campustown businesses. “LANE4 really needs to do a better job of really getting a better understanding of these people that they’re working with in Campustown as well as maybe the university and students of what would we actually want to see there,” Hoben said. Student debt Teaching students ways to handle their finances is a method Hoben and Knight will use for handling the student debt situation. Hoben said a possible way to do this is by restructuring Library 160 to include information about financial literacy and other essential information ISU students need to know. “If you’re actually serious about getting a hold on student debt, it’s going to take some serious solutions to really get there,” Hoben said. “That starts with educating students on day one as they step on Central Campus and become a student here at Iowa State. ™
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By Whitney.Sager iowastatedaily.com Your voice, amplified. Jessica Bruning, senior in political science and apparel, merchandising and design, and Dan Voss, junior in materials engineering, are campaigning for president and vice president of the Government of the Student Body, respectively, with the aim of making the voices of ISU students heard. Qualifications Bruning has three years of GSB experience under her belt. She began her freshman year by serving as an ISU ambassador and has now advanced to director of ambassadors. She also served on the Inter-Residence Hall Association as a freshman and as a GSB senator during her sophomore year. Coordinating the lobbying efforts for Legislation Day is another responsibility Bruning has taken on through GSB. “I feel I have something to say and something to be done to make Iowa State better for students,” Bruning said. Voss currently serves as a GSB engineering senator. His past GSB experience has included serving on the finance committee and working with Engineers Without Borders. “It’s very special to me to have the opportunity to serve students of the university that I love,” Voss said. A good team A broad area of experience and a vast web of connections to people both at Iowa State and in the Iowa Legislature are what Bruning and Voss said make them such a good team for GSB president and vice president. When Bruning decided to run for president, she did not have anyone in mind to run with her as vice president. After looking through the list of GSB senators, Voss’s GSB experience caught her attention. “I felt like he was a good compliment to my strengths,” Bruning said. “He’s good at finding problems and pinpointing what needs to be done to solve them.” While Voss brings to the team connections with the engineering community and finance committee, Bruning’s connections stem from her involvement both on campus and while working with the state legislature. “She’s been exposed to everything GSB does,” Voss said. Issues Bruning and Voss have come up with a list of various areas they will focus their attention, if elected as GSB president and vice president. The first of those is increasing student awareness of GSB. They want students to know that they can come to GSB members whenever they have questions or concerns. One of the ideas Bruning and Voss have for improving this connection is having GSB information included in orientation classes that all ISU students have to take.
They also want to increase GSB presence at Destination Iowa State and hang informative posters in the residence halls and other areas on campus to let students know what GSB is like. Another way to increase GSB awareness is for GSB members to become more involved with the clubs and organizations at Iowa State to whom they allocate funding. “GSB clubs come to us to get money, but we don’t go to them,” Voss said. Both Bruning and Voss will go to as many club meetings as they can and will encourage other GSB members to do the same. Sustainability is another issue that they want to focus on. Both recently attended the Sustainability Symposium in order to get some ideas about how to make campus more sustainable. Voss attended a session that discussed recycling efforts in Ames. He said that creating a university-wide recycling effort is important. “Students aren’t going to recycle if it’s not available to them,” Voss said. At the session, attendees talked about creating a website that served as a centralized source for all recycling information in Ames. Bruning and Voss also support increasing diversity both on campus and within GSB. They support Mind the Gap, a gathering to discuss issues involving race. Bruning said this event attracted a wide crowd the last time it was held. “It’s definitely events like that, that are going to spread awareness on campus,” Bruning said. They also want to encourage minorities to serve as GSB senators. “We want to make sure that people know about openings and take advantage of them,” Bruning said. Campustown When it comes to LANE4’s plans for Campustown, Bruning and Voss said they will voice students’ concerns regarding the renovation plans. “We will take students’ input and relay it to the city council and LANE4,” Bruning said. They also encourage students to directly voice any concerns they have to both LANE4 and the Ames City Council. “Students need to e-mail them and they will listen,” Bruning said. Bruning and Voss support bringing alternative entertainment to Campustown that would appeal to students who are younger than 21 years old.
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Stop taking away our education
Wii remote used for foreplay
When it comes to under-funding education in the state of Iowa, House Republicans are second to none. We’d considered waxing philosophical on the notion of people willingly depriving their children and grandchildren a publicly-funded education. Then it occurred to us: These aren’t people who have to worry about money. Of course GOP members would be complacent in taking our current systems — universal preschool just now losing that “new” smell — and stripping them to the core. It’s quite simple, folks. The 2010 elections’ notion of ﬁscal responsibility meant cutting programs that offend conservative Christian sensibilities; that, or a return to the draconian, alpha-male Republicans of past lore. President Geoffroy is absolutely correct in making the case that a globally-competitive Iowa is an Iowa full of the best and brightest minds able to afford our land-grant legislation. We’re proud to support, endorse, condone and whatever other words in that thesaurus of yours doubles for “we’re big fans.” It’s as if the GOP and Mr. Branstache were inclined to think an acceptable weight loss solution would be the removal of an underutilized limb. They sure are content in cutting our funding until we’ve become a regional technical school. Our education system should be held to the highest possible standard, and instead, we’ve been presented with a “solution” that stands to threaten the very integrity of that system. Globally, we are falling behind in the math and sciences at an alarming rate. With the snowﬂake generation’s education boiling down to lowest common denominator, we’ve been given yet another example that the elderly population of Iowa seems content holed up in ghost-town farm communities, demanding handouts in the forms of pension perks and other government beneﬁts. Not a peep will come from the circus at the Capitol Building regarding cuts to ethanol subsidies and other so-called green solutions hemorrhaging money. Not that it matters, as advancement in those areas tends to become difficult when you’re unwilling to pay the people doing the research. The reasons behind the post-graduation exodus from the state seem to elude the clowns pontiﬁcating down in Des Moines. Allow us to spell it out for you: You’ve deprived us of a quality education, inﬂated the cost of our education while local banks reap the beneﬁts of the interest and you’re been complacent in depriving those “families” you like to talk about on the campaign trail the opportunity of affordable education. Right now, we can’t wait to get the hell out of here. Editorial Board Jessie Opoien, editor in chief Zach Thompson, managing editor of production RJ Green, opinion editor Amy Jo Warren, community member
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‘We Dare’ video game involves some sexy player actions
aving sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.” — Woody Allen With the coming release of the “We Dare: Flirty Fun for All,” having a good hand might just get you into the foreplay needed for some sexy-time fun. The game appears as simple as any other Wii game on the market: You shake a controller in a variety of ways in order to accomplish tasks. And for any of you that have ever played any “Mario Party” games, you know that some of the actions you make with the controller can look a little bit like sex-related activities. The company, Ubisoft, has created a video game that seemingly encourages foreplay and sexual activity. The preview for the game has four participants tucking Wii remotes into their clothes and lying on each other or spanking each other or stripping in order to win the challenges; there are also trivia questions in the game, but those are not in the preview. You will have to do a little searching for a preview, as many are being taken down due to a violation of copyright in the U.S., but with a little scouring — i.e. stop relying on YouTube to discover videos — you can ﬁnd it. Ubisoft is a French video game company, and so, different standards are applied to game evaluation and the rating assigned. “We Dare” was given a 12+ rating. Many U.S. folks are up in arms about this rating that seems to encourage youth to partake in sex-like activities. The funny thing is, the game is not being released in the U.S.; it is only going to be released in Europe; well, Australia and I would imagine Asia too, but not in America is the key. Basically, this is just another time when a bunch of worry-wart parents are jumping the gun to lay the blame and attack something they do not even have all the infor-
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mation about. You see, the rating for the game was not set by Ubisoft, it was made by a European panel; again, see European and not U.S. The game is made for adults, according to releases from Ubisoft. And like it or not, the system for age evaluation in Europe is a far cry different from that of the U.S. But leaving all that aside, getting a copy as a U.S. resident should not be too difficult for most people with a credit or debit card and Internet access — and if parents are giving their 12-yearold a credit or debit card and not monitoring the purchases, especially online purchases, I have no sympathy for what their kids end up with. Wii games have been employed by college-age people for quite a while as an activity while having a few drinks. The multiple
player aspect is appealing and generally more fun than board games from days of yore. “We Dare” provides a more seductive element that might encourage more people to get a little frisky, I will readily admit that. But I do not see the problem with people legally listed as adults engaging in provocative activities. It is not like the players are being duped into sexually compromising positions. People can plainly see the implications of playing the game based only on the name of the game. There is even a “foursome” mode option. I mean come on, it is obvious that this game is for foreplay and not just your regular afterparty round of drunken “Mario Kart” before everyone passes out. I have been wondering for quite a while when there would be a Wii game with sex involved, as I
have a rather dirty mind — there is, after all a vibrating function to Wii motes and their extensions. I am in support of “We Dare.” Adults can engage in whatever actions they want. The Wii system is not intended only for children nor targeted only toward children, so the parents with concerns need to just deal with the fact their children might hear about things that involve adults because we are living in a very informationfriendly, and information-readilyaccessible world. The only downside I can now see, come from playing Wii games at your friend’s house. I mean, who knows if the Wii remote has been cleaned after its last application; I wonder if STIs are going to be a potential risk of drunken Wii play. Sex sells my friends, and that will never change.
Exoplanets: Life outside Earth?
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Discoveries create new methods to study space
s long as there have been humans there have been humans looking upward at the heavens and being awed. And for most of the universe being billions of miles away from us, we know remarkable things about it. But in general, the universe we live in is a mystery. For example, there are nine planets, I refuse to not count Pluto, that orbit our sun; this would suggest that planets are quite common. However, the ﬁrst conﬁrmed exoplanet, or planet outside our solar system, was not discovered until 1992. The problem with exoplanets is that they do not give off light, or give off so little light it is not detectable. So the genius astrophysicists who have nothing else to do with their lives had to ﬁgure out a different way to ﬁnd them. Being the geniuses they are, they came up with a few brilliant ideas that actually work. The ﬁrst and most reliable method: They look at a star and if a planet is rotating around the star it can actually slightly affect the star’s radial velocity. From earth we can detect these small displacements due to the Doppler Effect. Perturbations as small as 1 meter per second can be observed, this is only 2.24 mph. The second method of detection is often referred to as “Transit Method.” Once again the magical astronomers and astrophysicists look at the star and wait for its brightness to dim slightly. Computers detect and record this, human eyes aren’t good enough, yet. These slight changes of the star’s brightness are exoplanets orbiting in
More than 529 exoplanets have been conﬁrmed from these methods to date. But the craziness doesn’t stop there.”
front of its parent star and blocking some of its light. This is apparently a less precise method because sometimes stars randomly dim for other reasons. There are some other methods too, but I think you guys get the idea. They’re “science-y” and “math-y” and fairly spectacular. More than 529 exoplanets have been conﬁrmed from these methods to date. But the craziness doesn’t stop there. Based on the small discrepancies in the radial velocities of the stars and the patterns of the star’s light dimming the experts can tell more than just that a planet exists. They can tell us things like: how big the planet is; how much mass the planet has; how far away from the star it is; whether the planet is gaseous or terrestrial; the temperature and composition of the planet, these crazy cats can even sometimes analyze the atmospheres of these exoplanets. And these people refuse to stop there. They’re grouping these exoplan-
ets into categories; trying to ﬁgure out which ones might be habitable, which ones might have life. They exemplify everything that has made us human for hundreds of years. They have the human drive to discover, to be unsatisﬁed with not knowing, to use human ingenuity to solve the questions, to continue to look forward and pave the stones for a future of potential exploration. To sate their intellectual yearnings, the James Webb Space Telescope, has been designed and will be launched within the next three to four years. It will be launched from a rocket, and in order to ﬁt inside the rocket they use what I like to think of as the tampon method, mostly for comical reasons. You see they have to fold the telescope up real nice and tight to get it to ﬁght inside the rocket, but then when it gets to space, then “whoosh.” It just pops out and springs back to its useful size and shape. The telescope has a few main goals: discover more about the Big Bang Theory and how the universe was created; understand the formation of galaxies and star systems; look for more life and investigate exoplanets. Currently we have no way to get to all of these planets. But as soon as my side of the table — aerospace engineers — start picking up the slack and ﬁgure out that small issue, the astronomers and astrophysicists will be ready and waiting to hand us a list of places to go. So whether your level of maturity warrants the catchphrase, “To Inﬁnity and Beyond,” or you’re at a, “Boldly Go Where No Man has Gone Before” level, you can thank those awesome people looking up at the skies and their unbelievable genius for ﬁguring out what inﬁnity might hold for us.
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Budget cuts decrease ISU prestige Universities losing ability to compete
Iowa’s success in the global marketplace strongly depends upon having high-powered, high-impact public universities that are competitive with the best universities in the world. These universities educate the professional, business and government leaders who determine our course. They provide the entrepreneurs and educated workforce needed to power our economic engine and attract new businesses and leaders to the state. And they help improve people’s lives and enhance their economic circumstances. Iowans should be extremely proud that over many decades they have built universities of such high caliber. Iowa State and the University of Iowa are among the most highly respected educational and research universities in the world.
They are known for producing highly skilled graduates, and Iowa State was just named one of the top 50 best value public universities in the nation by Princeton Review Best College Values for 2011. At Iowa State, we are leading the way in such key areas as biobased products; sustainable agriculture; alternative energy; animal and human health; and new materials and technologies to strengthen industry, communications and national defense. Iowa’s public universities serve the people of their state better than any university system in the nation. But we are in jeopardy of losing that position and the ability to provide the kind of service that has helped make Iowa such a great place. Over the past two years, Iowa State’s base-budget state appropriation has been reduced by $62 million. If the budget proposals currently being debated are adopted, the cuts will climb to $72 million or more. These are huge numbers, and
they come on top of unavoidable cost increases. Tuition increases during this time have averaged about 4.5 percent — half the national average — and these increases have covered less than half of the cuts in state appropriations. We have done our best to manage these reductions. We reduced our workforce through forced layoffs, position eliminations and early retirements. We held faculty and professional and scientific staff salaries nearly constant for two years, with a pay freeze in 2010. We implemented mandatory furloughs for all employees last year, amounting to a 3 percent reduction in pay. We held the line on benefit cost increases to 5 percent, and passed additional increases on to employees. Our many operational efficiencies and cost savings measures include: Administrative and program reorganizations in several colleges; elimination and downsizing research centers and institutes; new processes
Gregory Geoffroy is the current
president of Iowa State.
to gain efficiencies in information technology; and streamlined administrative functions. We restructured the statewide extension system in 2009, reducing the number of county and area directors by 77 positions and closing several regional offices. No other statewide Iowa government reorganization matches the scope of what we had to do in restructuring ISU Extension. Despite our best efforts to insulate students from these cuts, there has been an impact because we are educating the largest student body in Iowa State’s history, but with fewer faculty and staff to serve them. Over the past two years, per-capita state support for Iowa resident students has decreased by 21 percent. That means larger classes, fewer elective courses, fewer advisers and counselors, more crowded laboratories and
less direct faculty contact. The continuing, severe erosion in state support is jeopardizing our ability to carry out our land-grant mission at the level that Iowans expect and deserve. These cuts are cumulative and debilitating. We are losing top faculty, and, with them, the ability to do the kind of groundbreaking research that has made Iowa a leader in science and technology. We are losing the ability to serve Iowans through our statewide extension programs. And the levels of state funding being proposed for FY 2012 will only worsen this downward spiral. At a time when Iowa needs the leadership and contributions of its high-powered universities most in order to compete successfully in the global arena, why are we crippling their ability to do so? We ask Iowans who care about the future of this great state to call for a stop to these severe cuts to Iowa’s public universities.
Ignorance hinders disability acceptance I
n today’s society, we are taught to accept people no matter where they’re from or what they look like. We are educated about the importance of multiculturalism and religious tolerance and defeating racism. While not everyone takes these values to heart, the majority of the population believe diversity is a valuable and wonderful thing. America has made progress in this area, but it still has a long way to go as a nation. I recently read an article about a study on the happiness of people with “locked-in syndrome,” a condition in which the patient cannot speak or move, and can communicate only through blinking. The study found that about threefourths of those surveyed were happy, despite popular belief that such people have nothing left to live for.
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This study made me question my own preconceived notions on diversity. I must admit I’d never really thought of disabilities as “diverse.” I assumed diversity had more to do with gender, race, culture or religion. However, the longer I thought about it, the more I realized our country needs to recognize mental and physical disabilities as differences that enrich our society. Elementary students are taught that being different is good. Teachers do their best to instill a sense of tolerance and acceptance in their young charges, but there is only so much a teacher can do. My 8 and 11-year-old sisters have told me about classmates that are taunted for being different. These children are teased not because they have an accent or because of their religion; students
seem to be fairly accepting of these things. Some of the stories my sisters related had me wishing I could march into their classrooms and practice my judo on the bullies. But then I realized these kids probably don’t even consider themselves bullies. Can we blame society for not educating them enough? Should we blame the parents or the government for not providing programs that address these issues? This mindset, that disabled people are somehow “less human” than others, or don’t feel the way “normal” people do, carries on into adulthood. The root of the problem is not prejudice; as with most issues, the problem is ignorance. People simply do not know how to act around those with disabilities, or they do not realize that these individuals have the same capacity to feel
happiness, sorrow, fear, pain and love as any other person. Despite those one or two bullies from the classroom, children in general are the most accepting of differences in their peers. Adults, on the other hand, tend to be uncomfortable with what they don’t understand. It’s often been said that adults have a lot to learn from children, and I believe it wholeheartedly. But this lack of understanding is still inexcusable. Adults have a responsibility to lead by example; no matter how open and accepting children might be at first, they will grow up. The responsibility lies not with teachers or the government or disabled persons; parents need to raise their children with a sense of morality and a respect for life. That’s as simple as it gets. It all comes down to the parents.
My own experience with mentally disabled individuals is limited. I’m certainly no expert. But I was raised in a family that values life in all its forms and variations, through all its stages. One of my sister’s best friends is a young man with down syndrome. He is, hands down, the happiest person I have ever met and contributes more to his community than most people I know. This young man makes and sells greeting cards to raise money; every cent of which he gives to the Loaves and Fishes food pantry. I think we all can learn a lesson from young men and women like him. Before I was born, doctors ran some AFP tests and informed my parents that it was likely I would have hydrocephalus or down syndrome. The results came back positive multiple times, but my
mother didn’t bat an eyelash. As a nurse she’d taken care of children and adults with many different types of disabilities, and she knew that these people are often the sweetest, the happiest, and the ones who bring the most joy to life. My parents raised my brother and sisters and me with this in mind, and I try to remember these values when I’m faced with diversity. Disabled persons, whether physically or mentally challenged, might look or seem different than you and I, but they aren’t all that different when it comes down to it. They feel just like we do: they love, hope, fear and cry like we do. As the next generation of parents, it’s important we recognize mental and physical disabilities for what they are: merely one aspect of someone with many other skills and insights to offer society.
Ideological purity unhealthy for politics, public voice
he ideological purity demanded by scions of the Democratic and Republican parties, from the far left to the Tea Party to neoconservatives, is dangerously anti-political. The extent to which it is demanded that candidates and, to a lesser extent, ordinary citizens and voters toe the party line seems to have vastly increased during the past few years. President Obama and other candidates in the 2008 election made the end of partisan politics a campaign issue. The various caucuses in Congress, while they may exist to increase the quality of the legislation regarding certain issues, act on the floor of the House of Representatives and Senate in very unpolitical ways. Procedural rules and motions serve important purposes, but their abuse is increasingly prevalent. The filibuster is one; establishing a quorum, as we have recently seen in Wisconsin, is another. This trend is present in American politics despite the reality that compromise is always necessary. That is what politics is: a give-andtake, back-and-forth series of negotiations centering around trade-offs. These negotiations seek some betterment of the political entity in which we all live. At the federal level, that entity is the United States. In the Iowa General Assembly, what is best for the state of Iowa is the object of attention. The government will literally shut down if the members of Congress are unable to reach a budgetary compromise and pass an adequate continuing resolution. But newer members of
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Congress, as well as some veterans, demand adherence to the promises they made during their campaigns for office. I have railed against President Barack Obama many times — for his beliefs, for his practices, for his demeanor while giving speeches — but I find myself agreeing with his assessment of the situation. During his weekly address Saturday, Obama said, “It won’t be easy. There will be plenty of debates and disagreements, and neither party will get everything it wants. Both sides will have to compromise.” Opinions and discussion are essential for politics but, political theorist Hannah Arendt writes that in the modern two-party system, there is no opportunity for citizens to form opinions: “The only thing which can be represented and delegated is interest, or the welfare of the constituents.” Opinions and actions are held by individuals; representatives cannot hold all the opinions of their constituents. Political action becomes the activity of fewer and fewer individuals. In such a case, where opinions are formed through a process of exchange of ideas by increasingly fewer people, there were two possible moods: “moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former.” Perhaps the most widely known recent example of uncompromising politicians comes from the budgetary situation in Wisconsin and the unions in that state. One blogger, Ian Murphy, posed as David Koch, owner of an energy corporation of the same name and large donor to
conservative causes nationwide. He did so during an interview of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, elected last November. During that interview, Walker said to Murphy that he “would be willing to sit down and talk to him, the assembly Democrat leader, plus the other two Republican leaders — talk, not negotiate and listen to what they have to say if they will in turn.” I wonder what talking is, if not a conversation. And conversations are generally understood to be spontaneous affairs where the individuals involved react to what is said and offer new points of interest. That is what politics is supposed to be; not some affair where we have decided already how to cast our votes, before even visiting polling locations, where measures are decided upon based on weight of numbers and not rational thinking. Yet it is uncompromising adherence to party rules that I see printed in the papers and hear broadcast over the radio. It seems to be as popular as ever. Great care is taken to either make opponents seem incompetent or unpatriotic, or to gather as many supporting facts as possible in the hope that the quantity of supporting evidence will be greater than that of the opposing evidence. Notice is not taken of the validity of those claims against character or the validity of the facts offered. Alexander Hamilton warned against political intolerance — both because of its impracticability and its potential effects — in the very first number of “The Federalist Papers.”
Graphic: Aaron Hewitt/Iowa State Daily
He did so, writing that “nothing could be more illjudged than that intolerant spirit which has at all times characterized political parties. For in politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword.” He continued, writing that, “Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” To cure those heresies and to make those proselytes — that is, to make converts — a dialogue is necessary. Each side of it must be engaged. But maybe the conversa-
tion — maybe the politics — isn’t what modern political parties, or caucuses or organizations aim at. Maybe, as Arendt wrote of the political parties of the 1917 Russian Revolution, “The need for action itself was transitory, and they had no doubt that after the victory of the revolution further action would simply prove unnecessary or subversive.” Maybe our political parties believe that the existence of discussion is a threat to their kingmaker powers. Arendt continued, writing
that the Soviet parties “agreed that the end of government was the welfare of the people, and that the substance of politics was not action but administration.” That sounds rather familiar. Many people, from the Tea Party to very liberal Democrats, assert government exists to provide for its subjects, whether that provision be material or whether it be an environment of liberty. The idea that civic life exists for people to interact in public view has been lost. Compliance killed it.
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Dare to be Aware Are you being stalked? Stalking is a serious crime that can lead to dangerous situations. A stalker is a person who gives you unwanted attention repetitively. A stalkerâ€™s behavior is persistent and obsessive. Until we are the victim, it is hard to comprehend the nature of a stalker. I just ďŹ nished participation in an honors seminar course called Dare to Be Aware, where we learned about the depth of a stalkerâ€™s mindset. A key point I took away from that seminar and what I want to share with you today is prevention. Ideas to prevent a stalker situation are: notify a supervisor, carry a cell phone, install alarm systems, always lock your car and house, check the backseat to make sure no one is in your vehicle, travel in groups, carry a whistle or highdecibel alarm device, change your locks annually and be cautious or carry a weapon. If you are not trained how to use the weapon it could be taken away and used against you by the attacker. Most importantly simply be aware of your environment and take precautions in order to feel safe and prepared to take action. Another important piece of advice I picked up from this class is the importance of being unpredictable. If you continuously have the same daily routine, you leave yourself open as an easy target. Think of when you are running errands or going to the gym. Are you always running into the same people? This can also be applied to campus: not always sitting in the same spot in the library, not always parking in the same place, changing up which sidewalks you take, or switching up where you sit in lecture. These are all easy steps that can make you less noticeable to others. Becky Brooker, junior in kinesiology
Vote Hoben/ Hypocrisy Knight for knows no GSB bounds Government of the Student Body elections are coming up quickly, and it is time to think about new campus leadership for the 2011-2012 school year. With the current economic situation, there are many questions about the future funding of Iowa State. In these conditions, the GSB needs leaders who will represent ISU students to the best of their abilities. Dakota Hoben and Jared Knight, GSB president and vice president candidates, are two great leaders who are willing to work for all students. As president and vice president, they will work to ensure that student voices are heard in clubs, the classroom and our community. Dakota and Jared have a vision of involving and investing students at Iowa State. I have personally endorsed Dakota and Jared because they are both very involved on campus, inside and outside of GSB. Dakota and I met our freshman year in the Presidentâ€™s Leadership Class. Since then he has continued serving in leadership roles with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Jared and I met in the residence halls during his ďŹ rst year at Iowa State; he now serves as a leader within the University Honors Program and Inter-Residence Hall Association. Through these leadership roles and other campus involvements, both Dakota and Jared have built many personal relationships with students. These relationships have allowed Dakota and Jared to get students more involved in the decisions made by the GSB. Iâ€™ll be voting Hoben-Knight in the GSB elections, and I encourage you to do the same if you believe in a better Iowa State. Laura Coombs, senior in Management
Within the past two years, the American mainstream media has given signiďŹ cant attention to the grassroots organization known as the Tea Party. Started to protest tax increases and big government spending by President Barack Obama, the Tea Party exploded into a nationwide phenomenon. The Tea Party is portrayed in a profoundly negative light in the media; depending on whether youâ€™re listening to Chris Matthews or Sean Hannity. Networks such as CNN and MSNBC continuously make slanderous accusations against Tea Party members, stating they are out-of-control racists, sexists, homophobic and religious fanatics looking to over-run the country. As such, I feel it necessary to enlighten the public on a few realities they wonâ€™t be hearing about on CNN and MSNBC. This last weekend several of my friends and I traveled to Wisconsin to counter-protest at the state capitol in Madison. For those who are unaware, the governor, state house and state senate â€” all elected Republican officials â€” are pushing a bill that will take away many bargaining rights for government unions. The bill will also require everyone in the public sector, excluding ďŹ reďŹ ghters and police officers, to pay 5.8 percent of their earnings into their pension plans and 12 percent of their earnings into their health care. Over 70,000 people ďŹ‚ooded the streets to protest, with the overwhelming majority being pro-labor supporters opposed to the bill. Our ďŹ rst stop was the Tea Party rally being held for those who were counter-protesting. The rally was very peaceful, as were the signs counter-
protesters were holding. Signs had slogans such as â€œPass the Billâ€? and â€œWe Support Governor Walker.â€? In addition, there was nothing rude said to the protesters, even when one was disrespectfully interrupting our rally with boisterous shouts of â€œKill the Bill! Kill the Bill!â€? As we left the rally, we were instantly met with verbal slurs and insults from pro-union protesters in reference to our signs depicting President Ronald Reagan. There were several comments directed towards us such as, â€œDid you know he is dead? Not going to help you much now!â€?, â€œIâ€™m glad heâ€™s dead, he was a horrible president!â€? and â€œDid you know he s*** himself and they had to change his diaper for him?â€?, referring President Reaganâ€™s battle with Alzheimerâ€™s disease later in his life. Even worse than this were the people screaming at us that we were uneducated and had no right to hold our signs. These comments were irrelevant to their purpose, yet they still yelled them to try and provoke us. Several times throughout the day, police officers and other union members stopped people from coming up and shouting at us as to deter any potential violent situations. Aside from the malignant comments hurled at us, several people were carrying inflammatory posters depicting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as Adolf Hitler, saying how Hitler banned unions as well. For a party that preaches tolerance, acceptance, and equal rights for all, I found it incredibly hypocritical they did not respect our right to assemble as we did for them. Iâ€™m not saying the Tea Party is exempt from idiots who defame and offend people due to a general lack of respect and education, but let us not forget the door swings both ways. Jacob Thomas, sophomore in pre-business
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Taking Care of Your Body Before and After Delivery
7EDNESDAY -ARCH s PM Mary Greeley Medical Center Bessie Myers Auditorium Going through pregnancy and giving birth are life-changing experiences on many levels. !NNE (ILLEMAN 04 $04, will discuss how to manage pregnancy aches and pains effectively, as well as introduce methods of postdelivery body adjustment and pain treatment after Cesarean section deliveries. Hilleman will also review rehabilitating abdominal and back muscles following delivery.
The Speaking of Health educational series is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required by calling 515-239-2038 or by visiting www.mgmc.org and clicking on the Classes and Events link.
Nominate a youth volunteer
I wake up in the morning, usually not feeling like P. Diddy, take a shower and brush my teeth with appropriate, non-alcoholic toothpaste. The next part has become such a routine that I donâ€™t even think about it anymore: Concealer, powder, two shades of eye shadow, eyeliner and a coat of mascara; darker for parties, lighter for everyday. For the most part I put makeup on every day like most women I know, and donâ€™t think anything of it. Covergirl, Rimmel, Estee Lauder, Almay, Revlon, Maybelline, we depend on these brands to make us the standard of pretty that is drilled constantly, every day. It has become a social norm in our material world, and yeah, I am a material girl, as much as I donâ€™t like to own up to it. But what happens when we set aside our liners and shadows? You get No Makeup Mondays. This past week I participated in No Makeup Monday with several of my friends, a campaign headed by the Vagina Warriors, and â€œphew,â€? I survived. It wasnâ€™t a big deal, at ďŹ rst it was slightly nerve wrecking because I thought everyone would look at me in disgust and horror, but I got over it and to my surprise, I completely forgot I didnâ€™t have â€œmy face on.â€? So, this Monday, and every Monday after, letâ€™s celebrate our inner beauty and save some time in the morning â€” or afternoon if you donâ€™t have class. If youâ€™re nervous, head to the Sloss House Womenâ€™s Center on campus and chat with other ladies who are doing the same thing. Of course, if youâ€™re really excited, like me, head to the Sloss House anyway and buy a button to support the cause. Even if it makes a few of us uncomfortable, use No Makeup Mondays as a way to step outside our boxes and comfort zones. Even if itâ€™s just one day of the week, maybe it can lead to more, maybe a world where no one needs synthetic product to feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside and know that we can all be loved just the way we are.
In celebration of National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day, the Volunteer Center of Story County and Iowa State University Student Activities Center invite you to join us in recognizing the volunteer efforts of young people in Story County. Nominations will be accepted until March 18. An awards program and reception will be April 18 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. Why is it important to recognize the volunteer service of Story County youth? Public recognition says â€œThank You!â€? to those who have contributed in important ways to the community. It tells young people we appreciate them and encourages them to take leadership roles in Iowa in the future. Friends join with friends to volunteer, and many people can be affected by the example of one individual. In addition, these awards can help youth excel in their future educational and workplace endeavors. Many colleges look for community service in prospective students, and many businesses welcome employees who demonstrate community leadership. Please nominate an individual or group you know in Story County less than the age of 25 for their outstanding volunteer service in one of the following categories:
Kylin Kinsey, sophomore in history
Âƒ Elementary school student or group Âƒ Middle school student or group Âƒ High school student or group Âƒ College student or group Âƒ Community volunteer or group
Award recipients will be notiďŹ ed by April 8 and invited to an awards program to honor their outstanding volunteer work. They also will be featured in local media stories. Please help us honor the outstanding young volunteers of Story County. Use the nomination form enclosed or download a form from the Volunteer Center website at www.vcstory.org. Or contact us directly for more information. We look forward to hearing from you. Laura Coombs, senior in management
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Fairwell to Bolte Senior shines in ﬁnal Hilton performance By David.Merrill iowastatedaily.com
22nd player in ISU history to score 1,000 points
Kelsey Bolte remembers a lot of things. Four years in a Division I basketball program will do that to you. She remembers, as a freshman, coach Jack Easley showing her the correct defensive stance over and over again. She remembers waking up at 5:30 a.m. to run suicides, and she remembers a time when she used to bench a broom stick, not being able to bench 25 pounds. The smiles and good-luck wishes in the local Hy-Vee stores, and then running on to the court to 10,000 Cyclone faithful that make up the Hilton Magic.
Scored 25+ points in seven games and has had 20+ points in nine of team’s 14 Big 12 games in 2010-2011 Seventh alltime leading scorer
“You’ve a l w a y s coached me to be the best in everything I’ve done,” Bolte told Fennelly during the speech. “You’ve always been there for me when I needed you the most and I’ll know you’ll always give me an honest answer because I know you’ve never lied to me.” All Bolte has done is return the favor.
Iowa State’s career (.885) and singleseason (.902) leader for free throw shooting
In her four seasons, she has played in all of the 132 games that she has been a part of the team. While Bolte has a solid all-around game, she has made her living from behind the arc. Her 267 3-pointers tied her for seventh all time in the Big 12. Bolte ﬁnished the Kansas game with 1,591 career points. She is the 22nd ISU player to ﬁnish with at least 1,000 career points and is ranked seventh all-time in scoring. At Hilton, she has tallied 933 points and 141 3-pointers. With Bolte’s help, Iowa State has won 20 or more games in each of her four seasons, compiling a 94-38 record. Tuesday, Bolte received help from sophomore forward Chelsea Poppens and sophomore guard Amanda Zimmerman. Poppens tallied 13 and Zimmerman put in 11 points off the bench, including, going 4-7 from the field including 2-3 from behind the arc. Zimmerman is thankful for Bolte taking her under her wing. “I couldn’t ask for a better senior leader, teammate, and friend,” Zimmerman said looking at Bolte. “We’re going to miss you.” As for that speech, she ended it with a line that speaks to what she wants for the fans, coaches, and her teammates to do now that her days at Hilton are done. “Don’t cry because it’s over,” Bolte said. “Smile because it happened.”
Bright future for team as Zimmerman sparks off bench By Kelsey.Jacobs iowastatedaily.com
Two-time AllBig 12 Honorable Mention selection Seventh nationally in 3-point percentage in 2010-2011 File photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily
SEASON GP-GS MPG 2007-08 34-19 28.9 2008-09 36-34 27.8 2009-10 32-31 33.5 2010-11 29-29 35.4
Oh, how far she has come. Bolte ﬁnished her ﬁnal game at Hilton Coliseum with 17 points, six rebounds and ﬁve assists in a 72-36 romping of Kansas. Minutes after the ﬁnal buzzer, Bolte gave a tear-jerking speech that lasted nearly 11 minutes, thanking the fans, her coaches, teammates and parents. “I wish I could go around and give every one of you a hug,” Bolte told the fans in the speech. “But, since we play Missouri on Saturday, please refer to the program for further thank yous.” While she had compliments for all the coaches on staff, she fought back the tears the hardest for coach Bill Fennelly. Bolte told the story of Fennelly kicking her out of practice during an early-season tournament in Hawaii during her sophomore season. Fennelly called her out on to the balcony of his 20th story hotel room to have a heart-to-heart. His honesty has always been important to Bolte.
FGP .472 .404 .391 .454
3FG .382 .377 .410 .447
FTP .873 .867 .881 .902
RPG 5.5 4.6 4.5 5.3
PPG 10.3 9.4 12.3 17.6
While senior Kelsey Bolte played her last game at Hilton on Tuesday and closed the door on her career at Iowa State, another Cyclone gave the crowd of 10,333 fans a glimpse of the future. Sophomore Amanda Zimmerman proved during Iowa State’s 72-36 rout of Kansas that the team has a future beyond Bolte. Zimmerman, who has averaged only 3.3 points per game this season, came in during the second half and scored 11 points, including two three-pointers, within three minutesand 39 seconds. “I had no idea this was coming,”
Zimmerman said, “but coach [Bill] Fennelly always says ‘your time is gonna come,’ and my time ﬁnally came. It’s hard work and I’m glad it paid off tonight.” Bolte referred to Zimmerman’s scoring run as a spark off the bench, and Fennelly said her points were a turning point in the game. “Every single person on this time has a very high level of respect for Amanda Zimmerman. She’s a kid that hasn’t gotten as many minutes and that’s just the way it goes,” Fennelly said. “Sometimes it’s your night and she was open and she made it.” After she made her ﬁrst 3-pointer in the second half, Zimmerman didn’t celebrate for herself, but she ran up to Bolte and gave her a hug. She said she told Bolte that the 3-pointer was for her and that she deserved it. Zimmerman has had Bolte
to look up to for two years now, and is saying her good-byes just like the rest of Cyclone fans. “I wrote her a card and everything before the game,” Zimmerman said. “The support she’s has brought to me over the last two years, I couldn’t ask for a better senior leader, teammate and great friend.” The 11 points Zimmerman had Tuesday against the Jayhawks were the ﬁrst she had scored since putting up three points the last time the Cyclones played Kansas on Feb. 9. They were also her only second double-ﬁgure scoring output of the season. “It certainly energized our team because of what they think of [Zimmerman] and what she means to our university,” Fennelly said. “So it was a very neat way for her to end her time at Hilton too, at least this season.”
Cyclone gives up the gridiron, transitions to the mat
Football player pursues passion in ﬁnal semester By Darrin.Cline iowastatedaily.com
Listed at 6-foot-1-inch and weighing 263 pounds, Taylor Mansﬁeld is rather diminutive by football standards. However, in the world of collegiate wrestling, he is a mountain of a man and a force to be reckoned with. The former ISU football player is using his ﬁnal semester of athletic eligibility to rediscover another passion: wrestling. First Taste of Gold Mansﬁeld’s athletic acumen can be traced back to his days at Decorah High School. A three-sport athlete, Mansﬁeld began stockpiling accolades and honors. He was a state shot put champion and part of three state-qualifying football teams, earning a 3A runner-up trophy in the 2005 season. His largest individual honor came in 2006. On his third trip to Iowa’s grandest prep
sports showcase, Mansﬁeld captured the class 3A heavyweight crown. Choosing his adventure With his prep days behind him, the muscle-bound Mansﬁeld walked on to the ISU football team for muchloved coach Dan McCarney. “[Playing at a Division I football program] has always been a childhood dream,” Mansﬁeld said. “I knew I’d be walking on but it’s one of those things I needed to know if I could do or not do and that’s what motivated me.” The hard-working and dedicated Mansﬁeld redshirted in 2006. Plagued by injury, Mansﬁeld would receive a medical redshirt in 2007. Following his recovery, Mansﬁeld changed positions as often as the program changed coaches. He went from fullback to tight end to eventually defensive end during the 2010 season. “That’s one of the things I pride myself on is my ability to adjust and play wherever they needed me and I was able to help the team or try and make a difference,” Mansﬁeld said.
Despite weighing upwards of 40 pounds less than most combatants in the trenches, Mansﬁeld battled and split time as a starter on the defensive line. He was part of one of the most battle-tested groups in ISU history, but his football playing days were now behind him. After ﬁve seasons on the gridiron, Mansﬁeld turned his attention to wrestling. The Transition Most athletes go through a rigorous process when selecting schools and what they would like to achieve, but for Mansﬁeld, it was more of a spur-of-the-moment situation. “It wasn’t until after football season was over that the idea came up and it was a wild couple weeks,” Mansﬁeld said, who credits his family and teammate Kyle Slifka for convincing him to make the transition. During Winter Break, Mansﬁeld made it official that he would use his ﬁnal semester of eligibility to wrestle at Luther College in his hometown. Being back in northeast
Iowa fueled memories of his high school wrestling career. Mansﬁeld competed against and defeated current Iowa heavyweight Blake Rasing, as well as current ISU heavyweight wrestler Slifka. Friendly Foes “Slifka was a big supporter of the decision and he told me I’d regret it if I didn’t do it,” Mansﬁeld said. Slifka, Rasing and Mansﬁeld battled each other for conference crowns in high school, with Slifka taking home two and Mansﬁeld nabbing one. When Mansﬁeld won his 3A state title in 2006, Slifka edged Rasing for the 2A championship just a few minutes later. Slifka and Mansﬁeld transferred their ﬁerce but friendly rivalry to Iowa State where they both chose to play football. The two lived together throughout college, and seeing Slifka return to the mat sparked Mansﬁeld’s desires. “I think it killed him a little bit watching me,” Slifka said. “He enjoys being on the mat and I think seeing me go
Iowa State’s Johnny Williams, 34, is tackled by Taylor Mansﬁeld, 26, and Josh Raven, 16, during the spring scrimmage Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Jack Trice Stadium. File photo: Iowa State Daily
through a similar transition helped him with it.” Slifka made the decision to use his last full year of eligibility on wrestling. He joined the ISU program and his tenure with the team gave Mansﬁeld the conﬁdence that he could follow suit. Taking to the mat Wrestling and football are two very different animals, and Mansﬁeld learned that the hard way. Football is built
on quick bursts and explosiveness, but wrestling requires seven minutes of energy. “They are two completely different sports so the training is two completely different worlds,” Mansﬁeld said. “The hardest part is the physical adjustment. I have to sustain my energy for seven minutes or more so it’s been more learning when to use it so I make it count.”
Sports Jargon of the Day: 2-3 zone
DEFINITION: A defensive scheme where players defend an area of the court, not a speciﬁc player.
USE: A good 2-3 zone can cause confusion, but Kelsey Bolte breaks down zones with her outside shooting.
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