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Organizations team up, raise awareness By Frances.Myers This week students will get the opportunity to learn about and help fight an issue that affects people locally, statewide, nationally and globally during Poverty Awareness Week. ISU student organizations have teamed up under the leadership of Engineers Without Borders to plan a week filled with events centering around poverty. “Engineers Without Borders is spearheading a collaboration between student clubs and is working to help raise awareness about poverty and poverty-stricken areas,” said Jessica Bruning, senior in political science and programming chair of EWB. This will be the second year the group has held this event. “In the past, they’ve held different outreach events that were cohesive with their activities,” Bruning said. “Last year was the first year.”

WEEK.p14 >> President Gregory Geoffroy interviews with The Associated Press on the phone at his office Friday afternoon. Geoffroy said he will step down from his position no later than July 31, 2012. Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily

Geoffroy says goodbye

President steps down for time with family By Paige.Godden

Decision to leave creates void for ISU staff


What do you think?:

“I’m not leaving. I’m just stepping down.” ISU President Gregory Geoffroy announced Friday that he will step down from his position as president no later than July 31, 2012. Geoffroy announced his decision in a closed session to the Board of Regents during its meeting Wednesday. He said he made the decision to step down about a month ago. “I decided to stay as president until they turn it over to a new per-

Share your opinion on the next ISU president’s qualities at son,” Geoffroy said. Geoffroy said he is unsure what he will do after he steps down, but he has a faculty position at Iowa State as a professor of chemistry. “Ultimately it was a life decision. I’m 65 in a couple of months, and I have three wonderful grandchil-

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By Kaleb.Warnock President Gregory Geoffroy announced his decision to resign from his post as President of Iowa State University on Friday. He is coming up on his 10-year anniversary as president but has decided to step down in order to spend more time with his family. Geoffroy has been an influential individual for the university and for education in

the state and has established a strong legacy at Iowa State. “I know that the university will miss his leadership, and I believe the state of Iowa will miss his leadership,” said Benjamin Allen, president of the University of Northern Iowa. “As a person that views him as a friend and mentor, I will miss him as a colleague because I’ve depended on his input for the past few years. It’s a great loss for Iowa State and the state of Iowa.” Many of his colleagues recognize Geoffroy’s contribution to education and his unparalleled dedication to the univer-

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Survey strives to improve community By Kayla.Schantz The city of Ames is taking the next step toward accomplishing the City Council goal to “create and promote a community vision.” Brand Endeavor, the visioning company the city hired out of Marina del Rey, Calif., has put together an online survey to seek input on the strengths and weaknesses of living in Ames. The survey can be found as a link on the city website at It takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. “Every single voice will matter in that survey,” said Christie Harper, president and founder of Brand Endeavor. Harper told the City Council in February that her goal is for every person in Ames to complete the survey. The survey is open to anyone who is familiar with Ames, not just those who live and work in the city. The responses are confiden-

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New student publication fills design niche

By Ben.Theobald The disaster situation in Japan has hindered the country economically. Japan has the third-largest economy behind the United States and the People’s Republic of China, but the earthquake and tsunami have changed the usual behavior of Japan’s economy. “It’s going to change how their economy is producing goods and services in general,” said David Swenson, associate scientist of economics. “The economy is going to have to redirect its investment to rebuilding, which will need public and private resources that otherwise would be geared to export sales and have to be redirected to domestic needs.” Japan is the world’s largest importer of corn. Iowa provides Japan with many types of goods including corn. “We supply Japan with pork, beef, poultry products, corn and soy meal,” said Jacinto Fabiosa, scientist for the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development. Japan’s demand for those exports will pos-


By Nicole.Wiegand

Global Gala: Students celebrate culture Jenny Pham, freshman in pre-business, dances with SuckaPunch, Iowa State’s break dancing club during the Global Gala on Friday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily


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When Ann Prowell and Kyle Keigan noticed a void in the content covered by ISU student publications. They decided it was up to them to make a change. Along with four other sophomores in graphic design, the duo came up with the idea to produce a new student-run magazine that filled this niche. The magazine, entitled “Revival”, will spotlight music, fashion and local events with an emphasis on design. “It was something that just wasn’t out there,” Keigan said. “It just hit us one day — like, why aren’t we doing this?” Keigan went on to explain that one of the defining features of the new magazine is that it will be image-dominant. “We’re visual people. As designers, we’d rather look at something pretty than read a bunch of text,” Keigan said.



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Celebrity News Notes and events.

Whoopi Goldberg: I was high when I accepted my Oscar Winning an Academy Award was definitely a high for Whoopi Goldberg, who has admitted that she was on a little something when she accepted her 1991 Best Supporting Actress Oscar. In a clip from a 1992 recording session, Goldberg revealed that she had some pot prior to the Oscars ceremony because she needed to calm her nerves. “Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits. And so I thought, I’ve got to relax. So I smoked this wonderful joint that was the last of my home grown,” she said. In fact, Goldberg was so high that she was worried about making it to the podium when presenter Denzel Washington announced that she had won an Oscar for “Ghost.”

Mostly cloudy with periods of light snow. Half an inch to an inch of snow total. Mostly cloudy. Winds switch to bring us warmer weather later this week.

Flash freeze: funt The temperature went from 55 degrees to 8 in 15 minutes in Rapid City, SD on Jan. fac degrees 10, 1911.


SPRING FUN: Kite flying on Central Campus

Simon Cowell: ‘Glee’ changed the rules

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Dustin Simmons, junior in civil engineering, hoists a kite for Michelle Brus, freshman in agricultural engineering, Sunday on Central Campus. Photo: Jacob Balough/Iowa State Daily

Once you start cheering for the American version of “The X Factor,” you can thank “Glee.” “X Factor” creator Simon Cowell says the hit Fox show about a high school show choir helped inspire him to bring his British show stateside. “If somebody said to me five years ago that one of the biggest pop stars or groups in the world was going to be a glee club, I never would’ve believed it,” Cowell said. “What they’ve done with ‘Glee,’ I believe, is that they’ve broken away all boundaries; all shapes, all sizes all mixed together, but it just works.” On “Glee,” it’s all about the talent, and each glee club character is an individual with different styles. The success of the show speaks volumes, Cowell said.

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SUB Live Music When: 8 p.m. What: Willy Porter with Zachary Scot Johnson Where: Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

Urban Development through Shrinkage When: 3-4 p.m. What: How Smart Shrinkage Can Help Formerly Growing Places Manage Decline Where: 130 Design

TUESDAY Severe storm spotter training When: 1:30-3 p.m. What: Presented by the National Weather Service Where: Campanile Room, Memorial Union


Cy’s Eyes on the Skies 6:30 p.m. channel 18 Mad Love 7:30 p.m. channel 8 The Event 8 p.m. channel 13 American Pickers 8 p.m. channel 45 Cake Boss 8 p.m. channel 50

I-State News 3:30 p.m. channel 18 Newswtch 6:30 p.m. channel 18 Al Murdoch 7 p.m. channel 18 NCIS 7 p.m. channel 8 The Biggest Loser 7 p.m. channel 13

Cy’s Eyes on the Skies 6:30 p.m. channel 18 Criminal Minds 8 p.m. channel 8 Top Chef 9 p.m. channel 72 The Real World 9 p.m. channel 33 Coal 9 p.m. channel 28

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SUB Live Music When: 8 p.m. What: State Radio with The Golden Dogs Where: Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union

ISU Flute Studio When: 7:30-9:15 p.m. What: Sonja Giles, director Where: Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall

Softball When: 2 p.m. What: Iowa State vs. Creighton, doubleheader Where: Southwest Athletic Complex


Police Blotter:




Johnathan Kaiser, 18, 511 25th St., was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. (reported at 12:45 a.m.) Denzel Gross, 18, of Des Moines, was arrested and charged with contempt of court and disorderly conduct. (reported at 2 a.m.) Branden Severseike, 20, 218 Ash Ave., was arrested and charged with public intoxication and underage possession of alcohol. (reported at 3:14 a.m.) Officers assisted animal control officials in locating the owner of a found dog. (reported at 9:40 a.m.) Cory Lewellin, 29, 3418 Coy St., was arrested and charged with fourth degree theft. (reported at 4 p.m.) Cody Hartman, 24, of Van Wert, was arrested and charged with operation without registration, failure to obey a stop or yield sign, failure to provide security, drug paraphernalia and driving while barred. (reported at 5:13 p.m.) A vehicle was towed after it was determined the driver had no insurance and was in violation of an instruction permit. (reported at 6 p.m.) Officers observed unhealthy living conditions in an apartment. A dog living at the unit was transported to a local animal shelter for care. An air rifle, which was being pos-

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sessed in violation of residence policies, was seized and placed into secure storage. (reported at 9:14 p.m.)

March 20 Benjamin Coates, 26, 1315 Woodstock Ave., was arrested and charged with contempt and failure to attend operating while intoxicated posttreatment and operating while intoxicated. (reported at 12:15 a.m.) Paul Janssen, 43, no address, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated and driving under suspension. (reported at 1:50 a.m.) Jessica Sullivan, 22, 616 Billy Sunday Road unit 301, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. (reported at 3:27 a.m.) Emmanuel San Agustin, 22, 2327 Knapp St. unit 1, was arrested and charged with public intoxication. (reported at 7 a.m.) An individual reported receiving harassing telephone calls. (reported at 2:04 p.m.) Brenna Buchanan, 2420 Wilson Hall, reported the theft of a bike. (reported at 2:54 p.m.) Valeria Ulrich, 40, 1501 Delaware Ave., was arrested and charged with domestic abuse (simple). (reported at 9:50 p.m.) McKinley Daniels, 44, of Boone, was arrested and charged with probation violation. (reported at 10:10 p.m.)

March 21 Jennifer Krumm, 24, 225 N. Sheldon Ave., was arrested and charged with fourth degree theft. (reported at 3:24 p.m.) Troy Marlay, 22, 228 S. Kellogg Ave., was arrested and charged with willful failure to appear. (reported at 8:20 p.m.) Emmet Nusbaum, 20, 224 S. Kellogg Ave. unit 6, was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated. (reported at 9:40 p.m.)

March 22 Officers assisted a man who fell. The individual was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center for treatment. (reported at 3:39 p.m.) Officers assisted a resident who was experiencing emotional difficulties. (reported at 4:11 p.m.)

March 23 Danyang Shen, 21, 169F University Village, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and fourth degree criminal mischief. (reported at 1:18 a.m.) A resident reported someone opened a credit card account in his name without authorization. (reported at 12:36 p.m.) Vehicles driven by Spencer Kaminsen and Haley Hagen were involved in a property damage collision. (reported at 3:50 p.m.)

Russell Brand: Katy makes the decisions at home Russell Brand plays an eccentric billionaire coping with love and alcohol in the upcoming comedy “Arthur,” and the actor can relate to both themes in real life. A former alcohol and drug abuser, the Brit comic has been clean and sober for eight years and still attends AA meetings three times a week. “The only way to cope is with a program,” he said of handling addiction. “If you stop doing the recovery, even eating too much chocolate, something will flare up, and I know where that leads, because I’ve been there before.” While Arthur may have a tricky time finding true love, Brand is nicely settled into married life with singer Katy Perry, whom he wed last October. “There are a lot of areas where I’ve simply relinquished decision-making,” he said. “It really does make my mates laugh, though.”

Bradley Cooper ‘doing great’ post-split, friend says Bradley Cooper isn’t suffering a love hangover following his recent split from Renee Zellweger. According to his pal Tom Arnold, the “Limitless” star is moving on quite nicely. “He’s doing great,” Arnold said, who had been dating Zellweger since July 2009. “He’s doing amazing.” Arnold befriended Cooper while filming the movie “Brother’s Justice” several years ago, just before “The Hangover” turned the actor into a household name. “When we started, Bradley was the sixth guy on the call sheet,” says the funnyman. “When we finished he was the biggest star in the world. But he’s got his feet on the ground. He’s a very sweet guy.

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Due to the disaster, Japan’s economy will likely have lower demand for meat products. Graphic: Kelly O’Halloran/Iowa State Daily

>>JAPAN.p1 sibly decrease. “It will result in lower demand by them because much of Japan’s resources are being made rebuilding those resources that aren’t available,” Swenson said. “Their demands for imported goods that they don’t produce in their own country will go down.” Consumption of exported products in Japan will

>>SURVEY.p1 tial and anonymous. Some of the questions on the survey include reasons for living and working in Ames, the relationship between the

>>MAGAZINE.p1 Another aspect that sets “Revival” apart from other campus productions is the emphasis on keeping everything from the fashion to the entertainment information local. “We wanted our magazine to help readers rediscover Ames as a community, discover great and fun fashion at [their] fingertips ... and music [they] have never heard or listened to before,” Prowell said. This concept of rediscovery is at the heart of the magazine’s name. “One of our goals is to help strengthen the ties between the Ames community and the students of Iowa State,” Prowell said. The fashion section of “Revival” will feature items found exclusively at secondhand and vintage stores, Keigan said. The items showcased in the first issue were purchased at Salvation Army and Goodwill, both in Ames. “We want to promote affordable fashions and hidden treasures,” Keigan said. While he admitted that “finding clothes was overwhelming and a little discouraging at times,” the “Revival” team managed to find enough pieces for a strong inaugural fashion section. While the music section of “Revival” will have strong local ties as well, readers will also get a taste of world culture. “All of our music staff are complete music junkies who find these bands I’ve never even heard of,” Prowell said. In addition to highlighting underground musical talent from around the world, the first issue of Revival will also profile a local band. Local happenings will take center stage in the magazine’s events section. Prowell said that finding things to do within

decrease. “Income will be down and stay down for perhaps a very long time,” Swenson said. Japan’s economy will rely on basic foods and needs. It’s possible that the disaster may give Japanese citizens no other choice but to rely on imported goods. “There will be a food safety issue,” Fabiosa said. “It’s very likely Japanese consumers’ preferences will shift from domestic products to import-

ed products. If the Japanese consumers would be concerned about the food safety, that might shift their food needs away from domestic to imported.” The possible radiation from the nuclear meltdown caused by the natural disaster may push Japanese consumers away from domestic products. “In the short run it might create a demand for imported food because their domes-

tic supply is compromised,” Fabiosa said. “In the long run it will depend on how the Japanese economy will recover; it might slow down the demand on imported food.” Food safety will play a part in whether or not consumers in Japan will rely more or less on imported products. “Japanese citizens are very concerned about food safety because they are high-income consumers,” Fabiosa said.

sity. He has been an active proponent for students and has worked diligently with the Iowa Board of Regents to ensure the quality of education at state universities continues despite the budget crunch. “He’s someone that I have grown to really rely upon when we have challenging decisions to make,” said David Miles, President of the Iowa Board of Regents. “That’s something that I will miss very much. I think he’s made a lasting impression.” Aside from his exceedingly successful fundraising campaign, Geoffroy has established a relationship with the students that is widely acclaimed by both administrators and students here at Iowa State. “I definitely respect his decision from a student leader’s perspective,” said GSB president Luke Rolling. “I definitely enjoyed working with him. He’s always been very open to student input. I always felt that he did a very good job of getting the student experience at the center of all the tradition the university makes.” Geoffrey has emphasized the importance of the students and has shifted lots of focus to recruitment and in fact has doubled the university’s endowment and set records for student enrollment during his incumbency as president, according to Regents president Miles. Although he will be missed by many, they can still appreciate his work and celebrate his successes as president. “President Geoffrey has provided stellar leadership for Iowa State University for a decade, and I wish him all the best in retirement,” said President of the University of Iowa Sally Mason in a written statement. “I know how challenging these jobs can be, and his steady hand and level head have steered the university through some exceedingly challenging times and always with an eye toward maintaining quality. I hope all Iowans will join me in celebrating his accomplishments and thanking him for his outstanding service.” Although there has been no indication as to who will be selected as his successor, President Miles did cite a few of the qualities the Board of Regents will be looking for. Some of those qualities are proven success in a senior-level position at another university, a vision for the future, understands all of the challenges facing universities and strong leadership and understanding of higher education. Miles later said that Iowa State “is an attractive place for a president who wants to accomplish things,” and looks forward to finding a great replacement and working with Geoffroy for his remaining months as president.

city and Iowa State, how Ames compares to other Iowa cities and how Ames would be described to visitors. All participants who complete the survey will also be entered into a drawing to win one

of 10 $50 gift certificates. In February, Brand Endeavor met with more than 40 representatives from different sectors to establish preliminary data on the city and its people. The survey is

the chance for the company to hear from every individual that has connections to Ames. The next step will be two town meetings that are planned for May. “Our process is flexible,

collaborative and consensusbuilding — we believe the best solutions come from working together,” Harper said. “Our approach will help a community come together to articulate its future through a

Ames as an alternative to the weekend party scene was central to this section’s mission. “We want to get it across to our readers that it’s still cool to go bowling, you know?” Prowell said with a laugh. Many of the events highlighted by the magazine aren’t necessarily well publicized by other outlets — “Revival” seeks to promote these events specifically to students. The section will generally cover “things you may not have heard about otherwise,” Keigan said. Something that certainly sets “Revival” apart from the typical student publication as Iowa State is the collective age of the editorial staff. Prowell and Keigan, who serve as coeditors in chief, are both merely sophomores. While the staff is now made up of approximately 30 individuals, many of the magazine’s positions are held by underclassmen. Prowell said sometimes as a younger student, it can be intimidating to get involved with productions run by upperclassmen. Thus, one of the goals of “Revival” is to appeal to the younger students at Iowa State and encourage them to get involved. “The magazine is ceratianly open to students of any major, any age and any level of experience,” Prowell said. Despite the fact that many of the students involved with “Revival” are design majors, “it’s definitely not just for College of Design kids,” Keigan said. “We really want it to be something fun and not something people dread going to,” Kiegan said. From the initial idea for the magazine to sending off the final design for the preview issue, the conception of Revival has been an absolute whirlwind, Prowell said. “It’s been pretty hectic with the first issue — we sort

of learned our lesson,” Keigan said. Despite the chaotic process, the editors managed to experience a bit of ironic “rediscovery” of their own while compiling content for the first

issue. “We were walking around Main Street looking for advertisers and saw stores we’ve never seen before,” Keigan said. “I’m from a town 10 min-

utes from here, and I came across things I never knew Ames had to offer.” As it turns out, the aptlynamed magazine truly lends itself its namesake — a revival.

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Dunkin’ Brands

Franchise plans to open stores in Iowa The parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins wants to open a location in Iowa. Vice President of franchising and market planning Grant Benson said the company is looking for franchisees who have experience with food service, operations and real estate to “help expand the brand’s footprint in Des Moines and the surrounding areas.” Last year, Dunkin’ Brands opened 574 new locations worldwide and had 226 new franchise commitments in the United States. It reported global sales of $6 billion for 2010. “In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers franchisees flexible design concepts including freestanding stores, end caps, in-line sites, kiosks and gas stations, as well as other retail environments,” according to a press release from the company. The company said it would provide special development incentives to those who want to bring the franchise to Des Moines, Cedar Rapids or Sioux City. Dunkin’ Donuts, founded in 1950, currently has 9,700 locations in 31 countries. -Daily Staff

Pappajohn Center

Adviser to discuss tech innovation The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship recently announced that Rebecca Taylor, Senior Adviser, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Office of Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Department of State, will speak as part of the 2011 Reiman Entrepreneur Speaker Series. Taylor has been an adviser for several software and hardware technology start-up companies in the last 20 years. She started her own company in 1991 and previously worked as a software design engineer at Fisher Controls, which is now Emerson. Taylor founded the Austin Technology Council and stays active in the technology community in Austin, Texas where she lives. She earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science fro Iowa State and went on to receive a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas. Her lecture, titled “The Tao of Entrepreneurship,” will discuss leadership, public service and innovation and will be at 11:30 a.m. March 29 in the Sun Room at the Memorial Union. Seating is limited and registration for the event is available at -Daily Staff


Legislature sees busy bill schedule The Iowa Legislation worked on the following bills during the tenth and eleventh weeks of the 2011 session: Trade Skill Regulation: HF 392 relates to professional licensing by making changes to the Iowa plumber, mechanical professionaland contractors licensing Act. Physical Defense Training: HF 209 would create physical defense training and firearms training course to be offered for those affected by abuse. The bill also creates a domestic abuse assault fund. Workers Compensation: HF 515 establishes a floating rate of interest on weekly workers compensation payments that are not paid when due. Insurance Industry Change: HF 482 relates to various matters under the advisement of the insurance division of the department of commerce. Small Employer Tax Credit: SF506 establishes a small employer health insurance tax credit as a percentage of the federal credit. This bill was passed by the Senate on Monday. Collective Bargaining: HF525 relates to public employee collective bargaining agreements. Ethanol and Biodiesel: SF47 6/SF496 would extend tax credits to producers and retailers of biodiesel and ethanol. — Information provided by the Ames Chamber of Commerce

ECO FAIR: Ames residents learn about environmental issues Ruoyu Xing and Zhipu Xing get shaved ice from the C&K Sweets & Treats booth during the Eco Fair on Saturday at the Community Center Gymnasium. Photo: Huiling Wu/Iowa State Daily


Entertaining in ‘flyover land’

Hillary Brown, ISU alumna and co-owner of Des Moines-based On Pitch, leads a panel with music professionals from the Midwest at South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Courtesy photo: Hillary Brown

Alumna leads panel at South by Southwest festival By Micaela.Cashman Hillary Brown graduated from Iowa State with a degree in advertising but recently learned how to start and maintain an entertainment career in areas of the country that are not “entertainment-saturated” from some of the industry’s top professionals. Representing her passionproject-turned-business On Pitch, based out of Des Moines, Brown led a panel entitled “Landing a Music Career in Flyover Country” at South By Southwest, an annual music festival held in Austin, Texas. Panelists included Sean Moeller, owner of Daytrotter in the Quad Cities; Scott Booker, manager and owner of Hellfire Enterprises in Oklahoma City representing the Flaming Lips, Devendra Banhart and El-P; Shawn Crahan, musician in Slipknot, Dirty Little Rabbits and The Black Dots of Death in Des Moines; and Amedeo Rossi, promoter of Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 and the Simon Estes Concert Series and venue owner of Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines. “Due to the panelists’ career paths being so diverse, we really got to hear a variety of perspectives regarding their thoughts on launching a music career in flyover country,” Brown said. “From their backgrounds that led them to their music careers, including first jobs and the impact of education and corporate careers on their journey,

to the final determining factors that inspired them to launch their own careers, they really offered up a great deal of insight and advice on the topic.” Discussions included whether people in the entertainment business needed to move to a big city or music mecca to see any success, what advice panelists have for musicians or industry professionals to be successful in a smaller city and what challenges the panelists faced in starting their careers in flyover land. “All of our panelists exuded innovation, fearlessness and motivation — they have truly carved their own paths while creating their own unique and successful music careers right here in the Midwest,” Brown said. Brown said about 70 people came to the panel. They took a poll during the discussion and found that 50 percent of the audience were musicians, while the other 50 percent were music professionals. Brown added that her role as moderator was relatively easy. “I knew going into the panel that I had the easy job,” she said. “The spotlight was really on our rock star lineup of experienced music veterans and professionals during the presentation, which I was thankful for. Jill Haverkamp [On Pitch coowner] and I spent some time creating a panel outline prior to the presentation to determine the questions I would ask each panelist based on their unique experience and career paths, along with follow-up questions to help guide the discussion, so I felt very prepared.” Brown and Haverkamp plan to use the information they got

Due to the panelists’ career paths being so diverse, we really got to hear a variety of perspectives regarding their thoughts on launching a music career in flyover country.” Hillary Brown

through the panel to encourage people to start music and entertainment careers in flyover land and not feel the need to move to Los Angeles or Nashville to find success. Many students were in attendance at South By Southwest. “I highly recommend that any students who are planning on working in the Interactive, Film or Music industries attend SXSW at some point,” Brown said. “The experience as whole and the connections you make with industry professionals and thought leaders at the conference are truly invaluable.”

The panelists had advice for those wanting to follow in their footsteps and start a music career in a smaller city. “Set a plan, but know when to zig and zag. Know when to stick it out,” Rossi said. “I highly recommend working in a record store if you want to get into the business,” Booker said. Moeller added, “The biggest thing to remember is to just try. If there is something you want to do, go for it.” Co-owner Jill Haverkamp added that she has had many more opportunities in Des Moines than she would have if she were in New York or Los Angeles. “One of the biggest benefits of starting my music career in ‘flyover country’ was the ability to do more,” Havercamp said. “When I graduated college I got involved in the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition, the nonprofit that organizes the 80/35 music festival. I was able to manage the communications for a 30,000 attendee event my first year out of college. If I were living in Los Angeles or New York, I most likely would’ve been stuffing press kits. It basically comes down to being a bigger fish — with more responsibility and opportunity — in a small pond. For more information on On Pitch and Brown’s panel, visit ™


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NFL owners, players must work together The National Football League is trying to settle a dispute over revenue flow between the club owners and players regarding surplus. The dispute, which began in early 2009, could not reach a negotiation during contract signing and the owners are now in the hands of a lawsuit. The NFL Players Association, consisting of all the athletes as well as a representative to guide them, chose to leave the back-and-forth negotiations and make a statement loud and clear for the owners. Players filed an antitrust lawsuit, proclaiming the clubs aren’t taking the players’ interests into account, nor are they leaving room for compromise. This propelled the players out of the league and has stopped the mediations altogether. A proposal on the owners’ side has an under-budgeted projection of the revenue for future seasons, leaving a surplus to fall into the owners’ pockets. The owners need to consider splitting projections. The fact that owners seem willing to negotiate is encouraging, but it’s time for them to let go of the notion of keeping the entire surplus to themselves. We, like the NFL athletes who wrote a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on March 19, understand why the owners would want to do this — but that doesn’t make it right, and it certainly doesn’t make it a fair deal for all parties. Money aside, though, perhaps the most important issue to consider throughout any potential negotiations is safety. The March 19 letter sent from the players to Goodell said, “The changes in offseason workouts and other benefits to players were conditioned upon the players accepting an economic framework that was unjustified and unfair.” To dangle the idea of safer working conditions in front of players, hinging the improvements on the acceptance of economic conditions that benefit owners more than they do players, is simply not right. In fact, the owners’ insistence on switching to an 18-game regular season is arguably detrimental to player safety, as both players and medical officials continue to point out. We encourage you to take a look at the 10-page report, “The Dangers of the Game,” which outlines injury statistics from 2002 through the first 16 games of the 2010 season. Among other key facts, you’ll learn that relative brain trauma cases rise on average through weeks 1-18. Ultimately, the relationship between players and team owners should be a supportive one — as unlikely as this may seem. Owners cannot expect to take all the income from the players. After all, the athletes’ effort are the true reason the NFL has fans and is a national pastime. Editorial Board

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Columnist Barefoot believes although“Sucker Punch” is aimed at female strength, it lacks real feminine power. Courtesy photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Girl power flick disappoints

By Abigail.Barefoot

“Sucker Punch” twists plot into anything but powerful


eing a fan of both Zack Snyder’s campy films and women in leading roles that don’t deal with love, I was very excited to see Snyder’s latest film, “Sucker Punch.” However, as the credits rolled, I left the theater feeling disappointed. Stylistically, it was great. I liked the sets, and the story was OK, but something else was bugging me. The movie is about a 20-year-old woman named Babydoll, who is unjustly put into an asylum so her stepfather can get her inheritance. To make matters worse, an orderly at the asylum is bribed to give her a lobotomy, and she has five days to escape before she gets an ice pick to the brain. Instead of physically escaping, she goes through daydream episodes, and through these dreams, she gains empowerment and learns about herself. This female empowerment is evidently targeted toward securing a larger female audience. It’s marketed as a “girl power” movie because it boasts a predominantly female cast that uses guns and worries more about life than marriage and what color nail polish to wear. Critics from “Wired Magazine,” E! online and CNN all hyped this movie with headlines incorporating the phrase, “Girl Power,” just because it is atypical for so many females in one movie to play the action hero role. But the phrase “girl power,” and what it actually stands for in this movie, is the source of my disappointment. At first glance, the film is set up to be an awesome, girl-power film, with a bunch of so-called powerless females who suffer at the whims of the cruel patriarchal staff of the asylum that uses torture and rape against the women. These women must work together to escape and show these men that they underestimated their strength. However, the other elements of the film twist girl power into anything but powerful. What makes “girl power,” girl power? First off, the phrase is “girl power,” not “women power.” It’s just a word, some might say, but on the

other hand, do we call it boy power or manpower? The use of the word “girl” makes this power seem younger, more naive and as if it should be taken less seriously than manpower. Take into consideration that the Spice Girls were the spokespeople for girl power in the 1990s, and then compare that to what manpower is associated with. They are different ideas. Yes, the main character of “Sucker Punch” is described as a “young girl,” but considering she is supposed to be about 20 years old, I think she can be considered a woman. We should also pay attention to the names of the “Sucker Punch” characters, such as “Sweet Pea” and “Babydoll.” These aren’t powerful-sounding nicknames, especially compared to Kill Bill’s “Copperhead” and “Black Mamba.” To further push the girl stereotype, Babydoll fights in short, sexualized schoolgirl costumes — because nothing sounds as sexy as underage girls and statutory rape. These women are supposed to appear sexy, as all five main characters are stereotypically beautiful females who use big guns while wearing a corset and sporting a midriff. This relates to a popular conundrum of older females who are supposed to look like little girls, but also vixens at the same time. This is both creepy and impossible. Look at any magazine and you’ll see grown women acting like little girls. In this movie though, dressing sexy fuses the idea that “girl power” is related to sex power, propelling the myth that women use their sexuality to get what they want, rather than their brains, even if they have a flamethrower in their hand. Yes, the majority of the film takes place in a fantasy world, but the images we see focus more on sex and guns then using your brain to create a master escape plan. When they aren’t using guns to get the job done, sexuality is used in the form of dancing to distract the men, lower their guard and help the women get what they want. Many female action stars, in order to counter their stereotypically-masculine actions such as fighting, shooting and slowly walking away from explosions, seem to think they have to dress sexy in order to secure their femininity


Entertainment makes news more interesting Alexander Maxwell is a senior in computer engineering.

In response to Friday’s editorial, “What Should be Considered Actual News?,” I would like to first say that I agree wholeheartedly with your argument’s premise — mainstream media’s presentation of current events is progressively becoming more superficial and fickle with time. This is especially prominent in the increasing number of talk shows hosted by impudent instigators with a penchant for melodrama. However, I would like to reply by mentioning a few key points. What makes something worth reporting? In Lanson and Stephen’s “Writing and Reporting the News,” the authors specify 11 judgment factors that journalists should make to determine newsworthiness: impact, weight, controversy, emotion, the unusual, prominence, proximity, timeliness, currency, usefulness and educational value. While the order of importance of these will vary with how the news is being delivered, it is obvious the rant of celebrity Victoria Jackson doesn’t meet many of them. Also obvious are

the properties that such a story does possess — namely: It is unusual, it features a prominent figure, it has a high chance of effecting people’s emotions and has a high degree of controversy. This story is legitimately worthy of being reported — as news. Of course, it is also entertainment, which is the purpose of media. I do feel that stories like this one do not have much substance. Regarding the point you made about news outlets striving for ratings, this makes perfect sense — we have the choice to watch or read what we want, and people will always chose what is most interesting. I would argue that news used to be a lot more boring, especially before online media gained prominence. Sure, they reported important world events objectively, and there was a lot more real significance to the stories. But would you rather read a textbook over a non-fiction novel by the same author? Simply because you are not interested in a news story, even if such preference is based on commendable principles of journalism, does not mean it should not be reported. The same argument could be raised against your editorial column: What makes that news worth reporting?

— so that audiences are reassured that they are female. Movies also often add a male love interest to prove the “strong” female leads are are heterosexual. Take the pleather suit combo in “Underworld,” Trinity in “Matrix” or Electra’s get-up. Does having a slinky outfit really help a woman fight crime or does it just prove that she indeed has breasts and looks feminine? What is the power that these females have, anyway? These women are getting the job done through extreme acts of violence, fighting, guns and swords — things that are predominantly done by male action stars. Violence and being strong is what we seem to value in society, over feminine traits like being nurturing and being emotional, so it seems power is linked to violence. In order for these females to be perceived as strong or powerful, they have to take on male roles and backtrack their femininity. In order to escape, they have to use guns and fire, and beat the crap out of anyone who gets in their way. They don’t use the female stereotypes, such as compassion and nurturing, to get the job done. I don’t want to spoil the film, but I can tell you the main character doesn’t save the day by using her “soft side” to show the villain the error of his ways. The film might not have the same punch if that were the case, but it does show that being powerful means acting like a man. The ending of the film makes it seem like females can’t completely take on the masculine role of action fighting and win. They have to save the day by becoming passive and giving up in order to find freedom. Not exactly awesome girl power traits, in my opinion. While it’s great to see females branching out into male-dominated roles, many of these characters are still hyper-sexualized, and use male traits to get the job done, without incorporating the traits of stereotypical femininity. “Sucker Punch,” while a cool movie, is not what I would call a step toward female empowerment or girl power. This girl power is just a shadow of what true girl power can be: Strong women who fight using activism, intelligence and compassion to get the job done — without having to show any midriff.

Alternative 9/11 theories explained Dick Scar is from Buena Vista, Colorado.

Since I graduated from Iowa State in 1964 I have retained a great deal of respect for the laws of physics. An understanding of those principles has allowed us to build skyscrapers, bridge rivers and land on the moon. We know that if a falling object accelerates at 32 ft/sec/ sec there is nothing resisting its fall. But the laws of physics were ignored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology when it released its official report on the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 on Sept. 11, 2001. An airplane did not hit this building. Although NIST acknowledged that the top of the building accelerated downward at 32 ft/sec/ sec it did not explain why. The most logical explanation of why the 40,000 tons

of structural steel in this 47-story building offered no resistance to falling is that the supporting structure was removed through controlled demolition using explosives. Compelling scientific evidence has been uncovered in recent years that point to the use of high-tech explosives on 9/11. Our homeland will not be secure until there is a full investigation into how terrorists planted explosives in this building and the Twin Towers. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth ( has presented a petition to Congress calling for a new investigation signed by over 1400 architects and engineers plus 11,000 other supporters. You can hear a presentation of evidence given by Richard Gage, AIA, founder of AE911Truth, here in Ames on April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Ames City Auditorium.

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Big trouble in little Pottawattamie Co.

By Brandon.Blue

Faux terrorist drill shows overreaction of Iowans


ever ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” — Heinlein’s Law. Believe me, Pottawattamie County saw a lot of the latter over the weekend. According to the Des Moines Register, last week, the western Iowa county was to conduct a faux terrorist attack drill Saturday with white supremacists as the lead suspects in a school shooting. Evidently, a back-story was required to get the Deparment of Homeland Security to cover the cost of the exercise, which would have involved more than 300 volunteers, roughly 35 of which were “victims” to be transported to area hospitals. But Friday, the Register broke that the exercise was canceled due to threats sent to the Treynor public schools that were involved in the event. The Register’s William Petroski quoted Treynor superintendent Kevin Elwood as saying, “They basically indicated that if we went through with this type of a drill that potentially that type of an incident could become a reality in our school district.” Let me state that my view of race is that it’s an unavoidable, if unfortunate, byproduct of being born. So, as I continue, understand that I’m not defending any white supremacists. But this entire situation truly bothers me. On the one side, you have bureaucratic insensitivity and shortsightedness. Don’t like illegal immigrants, but enjoy guns? So do these mass-murderers! On the other side, you have idiotic pranksters trolling the situation. I label them so because firstly, the Register reported that the call came from outside of Iowa, and secondly, because the leaders of the Iowa Minutemen and the Minutemen Patriots have condemned the threats. People with legitimate opinions don’t vomit them forth in a spew of threat-flecked verbal diarrhea. However, because the point of the exercise is to prepare for terrorist attacks, I fail to see why those terrorists should be Americans. Who could we possibly offend if we just said “the country of Atlantis has risen from the bottom of Storm Lake and her undead mer-children are cutting a swath toward Kansas City?” There are your malicious foreign invaders. But why do we need to have a back story at all, especially one that maligns a certain group’s point of view? It seems to me that the respon-

Protestors gather at a counter-rally Nov. 20 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. They were protesting a scheduled “White Pride Day” rally organized by the American National Socialist Party based in Chillicothe, Ohio. File photo: Iowa State Daily

sible parties simply left their forethought on the dresser that morning when they lifted the plot of the Columbine Massacre and tweaked a few details. My money’s on the DHS, given its out-of-nowhere 2009 report claiming “The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic right-wing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but right-wing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues.” They also may be training dragons to pick the lights off the KCCI weather tower, but for some odd reason, that doesn’t appear in the report. The truth is that nobody wants to be associ-

ated with a terrorist, especially in a “what-if” scenario enacted by the sheriff’s department and funded by the federal government. What bothers me the most is that the idiot or idiots who called in threats to the Treynor School District are not nearly as malicious as they are cripplingly moronic. Even though I disagree with the back story, I recognize that the drill’s purpose is to better prepare the community for a terrorist attack, not to make people angry. Evidently, truths that lie further than the bridge of their noses escape these trolls. For what it’s worth, I can tell you from firsthand experience that white supremacists rising up and shooting people in any kind of coordi-

nated fashion is unlikely in Iowa. Last fall, I covered an Aryan Nations rally at the Capitol in Des Moines, only it turned out to be nothing more than a counter-rally to a demonstration that never happened. The Aryan Nations never showed up, except for two members, and the myriad of protesters were left holding bags of dildos with no one to wave them at. I don’t believe bigotry will get to the point of planned-out terrorist attacks in America. Too many good people, too many true Americans, act against racism when they find it and condemn it when they see it. As long as the waving dildos outnumber the racists, freedom will prevail.


Don’t forget to spring clean your computer

By Rick.Hanton

Tidy up your system, keep it running smoothly


ven though Mother Nature keeps trying to dump snow on us in Ames, spring has begun to arrive. Many of us will soon start to think about our plans for the summer and begin to clean our houses and apartments in preparation for the end of the school semester. I want to remind you that your personal computer or laptop shouldn’t be an exception from your spring cleaning, and I’d like to give you a few tips on things you should do regularly to keep your system running smoothly. While most people don’t realize it, computers can get very messy, both physically and virtually, over months and months of use. Pop open the hood of most PCs or laptops and you’ll likely sneeze as balls of dust and debris come flying out. The first thing you should do every time you pause to clean your computer system is figure out how to open it up — if it’s a desktop — and carefully use a $5 compressed air can to blow the dust out, or clean the air filter if you have a newer system with a filter. Only use compressed air, or a vacuum if you desire, as any other cleaning substance can damage the parts inside. Also, don’t take apart your laptop to clean dust out, because you might not be able to put it back together without breaking it. Once the interior is cleaned, you might want to shine up the case a bit with a damp rag. You can also clean off your monitor with a microfiber or cotton cloth dampened with distilled water or rubbing alcohol, which you should carefully wipe the screen with. Do not press forcefully or “scrub” the screen! If your keyboard seems dirty, compressed air can do

wonders there, too. Now that the outside of your machine is looking nice, you should make sure you’re taking care of the bits and bytes inside of the computer. Something that drives me crazy is when people don’t do the best easy thing to keep a computer clean and safe from viruses and attacks — install updates! If you have an XP-era Windows machine, go to com using Internet Explorer and install any important updates. If you have Vista or Windows 7, go to “Programs” and “Windows Update” to run a check for system updates. On a Mac, you’ll click the Apple symbol and “Software Update” if your computer isn’t set to automatically install updates. Once your operating system is up to date, the second set of programs to check is your virus scanner and firewall software. If you don’t have a virus scanner or a firewall running besides the basic Windows firewall, I’d recommend going to and downloading the free McAfee VirusScan for your computer or finding another free alternative. I use avast! antivirus and COMODO firewall. If you do have these programs running, open them up and run their “Check for updates” function to make sure you are running the latest version. Most new security software updates automatically, but once in a while they get stuck or need you to help make a major update. While you’re looking at your antivirus, think about setting up a scheduled antivirus scan of your entire computer once a week to help keep malware at bay. We’re almost finished, but there are a few steps left that you should take to clean up

trackers and junk files from your computer. I recommend grabbing a copy of CCleaner from the Internet for this next part. CCleaner is a nifty program that you can run occasionally to clean up unnecessary files from your computer. When you open the program, you can select what type of files the cleaner should search for. The default settings are fine, but you might want to skip certain data like the Web cache, history or cookies on your favorite browser. Then you simply hit “Analyze,” and after analysis, click “Run Cleaner” to clean your system. I’d recommend using CCleaner’s registry cleaner too; though be careful whenever you edit the Windows registry. For the Mac crowd, you can do similar things with a program like MacCleanse or CleanMyMac. Finish your interior cleaning by downloading and using Spybot Search and Destroy to clean any bots from your system. It will help you remove tracking cookies and other malware put on your computer by websites without your knowledge. Search for a tutorial on Spybot online to learn the process — it’s a multi-step scanning process — or check out IT Services’ article on Spybot S&D online. For Macintosh users, try

MacScan, which does the same thing as Spybot for Mac users. A last measure to simply help your computer run better is to defragment your hard drive(s). I have to add a disclaimer that defragmenting is unnecessary if you have a brand new solid state hard drive, or SSD — you can actually shorten the lifetime of those drives by trying to defragment them — or if you have Mac OS X, which fights fragmentation for you. But, if you do have a regular old hard drive and Windows, you might want to defragment once in a while. On Windows, you need to go to “My Computer,” right-click the drive you want to defragment and select “Properties — Tools — Defragmentation.” I also recommend using the “Error-checking” and “Backup” utilities. You can click “Analyze Disk” to see if defragmentation is needed and “Defragment Disk” to defragment it. Then, think about using the scheduled defragmentation tool on Windows 7 to automatically do this on a weekly or monthly schedule. Congratulations, you have survived Rick’s computer spring cleaning course. Your computer should now run faster and safer to give you more time to spend outdoors this spring. Enjoy!

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Iowa State grabs first conference win The ISU tennis team picked up its first Big 12 win against Colorado on Sunday in Boulder by a score of 5-2. The Cyclones’ (10-8, 1-3 Big 12) win over the Buffaloes (3-10, 0-4) was its fourth conference win under Coach Armando Espinosa and its first Big 12 road win since 1997. The Cyclones took four of the six singles points, and senior Erin Karonis defeated Kristina Schleich 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 at the No. 1 singles spot for her third-straight win. Junior Maria Macedo defeated Abbie Probert in two straight sets 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 2 slot. Sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo defeated Winde Janssens 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 4 match, and senior Liza Wischer defeated Ania Anuszkiewicz 7-5, 6-3 in the No. 6 contest. The Cyclones took the doubles point for the second-straight match. Juniors Macedo and Tessa Lang defeated Anuszkiewicz and Schleich 8-2 at the No. 1 doubles spot, and Karonis and Cacciuttolo defeated Michala Hedelund Jensen and Probert 8-5 at the No. 2 spot. The Cyclones will be host Kansas on Friday and Kansas State on Sunday. Clint Cole, Daily staff writer

Pairs earn meet’s doubles point The ISU tennis team traveled to Columbia, Mo., on Friday for the first of two matches on the weekend for a meeting with the Missouri Tigers — a match they won in Ames last year. The Cyclones (9-8, 0-3 Big 12) couldn’t put it together and fell to the Tigers (9-5, 1-3) by a score of 5-2. Senior Erin Karonis posted the Cyclones’ only singles win of the day defeating Kaitlyn Ritchie from Missouri 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 1 singles spot. The rest of the singles matches were not won easily for Missouri, however. Junior Maria Macedo was defeated by Mallory Weber 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 and then dropped the tiebreaker 7-3 at the No. 2 spot. Junior Marie-Christine Chartier lost to Jamie Mera 6-4, 0-6, 1-6 at the No. 5 position. Senior Liza Wischer was defeated by Rachel Stuhlmann 6-1, 2-6, 1-6 at the No. 6 match. The Cyclones picked up their second doubles point in conference play this season. Karonis and sophomore Simona Cacciuttolo defeated Marlen Hacke and Jamie Mera 8-3 at the No. 2 doubles spot, and Wischner and sophomore Jenna Langhorst defeated Rachel Stuhlmann and Mahdi Besovic 8-2 at the No. 3 match. Clint Cole, Daily staff writer

Track and field

Saina’s personal best paces teams Betsy Saina once again led the ISU track and field teams with her third-place performance at the Stanford Invitational on Friday in Palo Alto, Calif. Saina placed third in the 10,000-meter run as she recorded a personal best time of 33 minutes, 13.87 seconds. Tara Erdmann of Loyola Marymount won the event in 33:10.15. Iowa State’s Dani Stack and Semehar Tesfaye finished 11th and 30th, respectively. Also, India Lee finished 21st in the 5,000-meter run. Ben Murphy-Baum paced the men’s side with a 19th-place finish in the 10,000-meter run. Edward Kemboi took sixth in the 1,500-meter run for the men in 3:51.51 — five seconds behind first-place finisher Trevor Dunbar of Portland, Ore. Both the men’s and women’s teams had one competitor in the hammer throw – Josh Koglin finished eighth on the men’s side with a top throw of 180-07, and Britta Christofferson collected a fourth-place finish with a throw of 183-06. The Cyclones also had three runners compete in the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on Friday afternoon. Isaac Chelimo ran to a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Meanwhile, Taylor Petersen’s efforts in the women’s 5,000-meter run garnered her fourth-place, and Beth Olson finished in 20th in the same event. The second day of the Cal Multis meet in Berkely, Calif. was cancelled due to strong winds and hard rain. Iowa State will compete next weekend at the Missouri Relays in Columbia, Mo. Kevin Shay, Daily staff writer



Iowa State’s Heidi Kidwell steps up to the plate against Oklahoma State on Sunday at the Southwest Athletic Complex. The Cyclones defeated the No. 17 Cowgirls. Photo: Kendra Plathe/Iowa State Daily

Oklahoma State’s Alysia Hamilton lets a low-pitch pass during the softball game against Oklahoma State on Saturday at the Southwest Athletic Complex. Photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily

Iowa State upsets No. 17 Cowgirls in first of two games

Oklahoma State offense explodes in defeat of Cyclones

Cyclones split series

By Zach.Gourley The Cyclone softball team upset No. 17 Oklahoma State 4-3 on Saturday in Ames in the first of two games over the weekend. It was the first time Iowa State has beaten a ranked team at home since April 22, 2006, against No. 22 Oklahoma. “I thought we did a great job of attacking and having good at-bats through the entire line-up,” said ISU coach Stacy GemeinhardtCesler. “It’s a matter of doing what you can with the pitches you get.” Heidi Kidwell was Iowa State’s first batter in the game Saturday, and she gave the Cyclones a big boost with a leadoff home run. “It just set the pace a little bit that we are here, we’re attacking and we’re ready to go,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said of Kidwell’s home run. The Cyclones would add to their lead in the fourth inning with another home run, this time it came off the bat of Tori Torrescano, giving the Cyclones a 2-0 lead. ISU pitcher Rachel Zabriskie held the Cowgirls scoreless through five innings before a three-run homer by Chelsea Garcia gave Oklahoma State a 3-2 lead. “I didn’t feel like I was tired,” Zabriskie said of her rough sixth

inning. “I guess I just lost my purpose. I always try to have a purpose and a goal when I go out there, and I just got a little complacent.” Having lost its lead, the Cyclone offense came out knowing it had work to do. Dalyn Varela drew a rare walk from Oklahoma State pitcher Kat Espinosa, to put the tying run on base. Erica Miller came to the plate with two outs and battled through a long at-bat, fouling off multiple pitches with a full count. Miller finally found a pitch she liked and blasted it over the fence in center field to give the Cyclones a 4-3 lead. “In her first two at-bats we talked about her making some slight adjustments and she was able to do that,” GemeinhardtCesler said of Miller’s home run. “When she is hitting the right way, she has a ton of power.” As the seventh inning began, the Cyclones were three outs away from completing the upset. Zabriskie gave up a single to Ari Morrison to start off the inning. Morrison later stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Amandine Habben. After some nervous moments for the Cyclones with the tying run a base away, Zabriskie put an end to the inning with a strikeout before getting the final batter to fly-out to center field. The win, which GemeinhardtCesler called “huge for the ISU program,” moved the Cyclones — at the time — to 15-8 on the season and 1-0 in Big 12 play.

This Week’s Schedule Softball


Track & field

First Tee Collegiate

Iowa State vs. Creighton

Iowa State vs. Kansas

Missouri Relays

2:30 p.m. Friday Forker tennis courts

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The Cyclone softball team played its second game of the weekend against Oklahoma State on Sunday. Although it was just a day removed from the Cyclones upsetting the No. 17 Cowgirls, both teams looked like entirely new squads in a dominating 15-1 victory for Oklahoma State. “Going into the game, I felt like we were prepared, but after we got down, we didn’t respond well at all,” said ISU coach Stacy Gemeinhardt-Cesler. The Cyclones started the game off well, taking a 1-0 lead after two innings off of Tori Torrescano’s second home run of the weekend series. In the top of the third inning, the Cowgirls’ offense exploded for five runs on Cyclone pitcher Rachel Zabriskie, including two home runs. Zabriskie was replaced partway through the inning by Bree Holliday, who gave up one more run in the inning, giving the Cowgirls a 6-1 lead. “You have to play every pitch, and you have to compete every pitch, and we just didn’t do that,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said. Oklahoma State continued to pour on the runs after Zabriskie exited the game, scoring three runs in the fourth inning and six in the fifth inning before the game was called.


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Julie Ward led the way for the Cowgirls, going 2 of 3 at the plate, scoring three runs and batting in four RBIs. “Any time [Zabriskie] is pitching that second day, it just makes it harder for her,” GemeinhardtCesler said. Oklahoma State’s familiarity with Zabriskie’s pitching was pointed out by Cyclones players as to why the Cowgirls had so much offense. “They just faced her yesterday, and she’s been pitching against them for four years, so they know her pretty well,” Torrescano said. Gemeinhardt-Cesler noted that she was disappointed by the play of her team after they got behind in the scoring column. “At the end it just got away from us and there was a lack of focus,” Gemeinhardt-Cesler said. The loss dropped the Cyclones to 15-9 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. The Cyclones will be back in action at 4 p.m. Wednesday against in-state rival Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

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Coaches strive to fill tight end position Leading receiver Franklin leaves large hole to be filled in ISU offense

Tight end production over the last two seasons:

By Dan.Tracy

2009 No. of catches 47 (220) Branderhorst

2010 59 (211)


Receiving yardage 493 (2,401) 566 (2,091)



“It’s kind of fun to get back in the trenches,” Wells said. “It’s been a good transition.” In his first week with the tight ends, Wells emphasized the need to improve ball skills and to develop the proper blocking techniques so that whoever is on the field can block a 280-pound defensive lineman while also being able to maneuver in space and block a smaller defensive back. “I think he brings a whole different terminology to the game as far as catching the ball,” Hammerschmidt said. “He’s more receiver-focused, but he also brings in more stuff that he knows about blocking that I’ve never heard of.” Seven pounds heavier than he was last season, the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Hammerschmidt has shown Wells that he can match some of the physical play he’ll see from defenders next season. “The thing that Hammer has really impressed me with right now is he’s a physical kid, he comes off the ball really well and he blocks well,” Wells said. Behind Hammerschmidt on the depth chart is senior Reid Branderhorst and

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Kurt Hammerschmidt lines up during spring football practice Tuesday at the Bergstrom Practice Facility. Hammerschmidt is one of few players competing for the starting tight end position. File photo: John Scallon/Iowa State Daily

redshirt freshman Pierce Richardson. Senior Ricky Howard and redshirt junior Vince Ewald will also be fighting for the vacant starting spot. Not only will next season’s tight end have less experience than last year’s, but so too will be whichever quarterback wins the starting job. In the same way that Austen Arnaud often relied on Franklin last season, Wells believes whoever lines up at tight end this season will need

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to be a consistent go-to option in the ISU offense. “The tight end has got to be your friend,” said Wells, former college quarterback at Oklahoma. “You gotta have a guy that you can dump the ball off to, you gotta have a good, legit inside receiver that knows how to run vertical seams and get open, knows how to read coverage and is able to separate from linebackers, find the open hole and be able to play in space.”


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If the ISU coaching staff needed any reminder about one of the biggest offensive voids to fill coming into the 2011 season, they got it last Tuesday just a few hours before spring practices began. Tight end Collin Franklin, last season’s leading receiver, was in the Bergstrom Indoor Practice Facility on Tuesday, but not getting ready for practice. He was busy improving his draft stock with an impressive Pro Day performance in front of NFL scouts. To replace Franklin’s production — 54 catches, 530 yards and three touchdowns — assistant coach Luke Wells will rely on a corps of tight ends that returns only one player, redshirt junior Kurt Hammerschmidt, who has caught a pass in a Cyclone uniform. “You lose a guy like Collin Franklin that led our team in catches,” Wells said. “So we want to make sure we fill that void and have a guy that’s going to be consistent catching the football, going to be consistent blocking, going to be consistent doing all the different things that we have to do in our offense.” Last week ISU coach Paul Rhoads announced that Wells, who last season coached wide receivers, would be swapping positions with Courtney Messingham, who coached the tight ends over the last two seasons. This season won’t mark the first go-round for Wells coaching tight ends as he also coached the position in 2004 and 2005 at Louisiana-Monroe.

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Above: Tenisha Matlock jumps for a block again Panthers during the Cyclones’ match against the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday at West Towne Courts. Photo: Zunkai Zhao/Iowa State Daily Left: Cyclone defensive specialist Kristen Hahn celebrates after scoring during the spring tournament against Wayne State on Saturday at the West Towne Courts. Photo: David Derong/Iowa State Daily




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Team hosts spring season tournament Willms, Petersen lead ISU attack with double-digit kills By David.Merrill


Iowa State started off its spring season with a solid performance in its spring tournament Saturday. The Cyclones finished the day 2-1 after beating Wayne State and Northern Iowa and losing their match to Minnesota. Hannah Willms had an impressive showing in the team’s first game action since the NCAA tour-


nament in December. The outside hitter redshirted in her freshman season. Willms recorded 10 kills in the 3-0 victory over Wayne State on Saturday, and six kills in the 2-1 victory over UNI. “She just gets better every day,” said coach Christy Johnson-Lynch. “This is her first week back with us full time, so I think she was a little bit



rusty. She has so much more room there to improve. It’s going to be exciting to watch her grow and develop.” The match against Minnesota, a team that finished in the top 10 last season, featured an exciting finish that went into extra points in game three. Iowa State fell into an early 11-3 hole before battling back and tying the contest at 14-14.

Minnesota went on another run and pushed out to a 21-14 lead, but the Cyclones came back again and brought it within two points at 23-21. The teams traded points before senior Kelsey Petersen put the Cyclones up 25-24 with a kill. The Gophers, however, countered with three-straight points to take the game 27-25 and the match 2-1. Petersen lead the way for the Cyclones, with 10 kills in the match to go with Debbie Stadick and Tenisha Matlock, who each had seven. “They’re really aggressive,” junior defensive specialist Kristen Hahn said. “They hit the ball really hard, and they don’t really take a lot off of their shots. They hit the ball hard every

time, and we just have to work around that.” Overall, Johnson-Lynch felt that her team played well, but also saw some areas for improvement. She said she’d like to see better out-ofsystem play and more consistent ball handling. Communication is also something the Cyclones would like to focus on heading into next season. They feel that a lack of communication is what caused some problems for the team last season. “Our communication is a lot better so far,” Willms said. “We all have good chemistry for being a new group and missing a couple players. I think overall we did pretty good.”

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Iowa State seeks performance consistency

First Tee Collegiate meet gives tough competition By Dean.Berhow-Goll

After a record-breaking 54 holes at its last tournament, you might think there is fear of a let-down for Iowa State’s men’s golf team. After performing at such a high level and playing up to that potential, playing beneath it can be disheartening. But they’re not worried. “It’s important that the guys enjoyed what they did last meet,” said assistant coach Patrick Datz, “but it was just one tournament, and now we’re on to the next one.” The Cyclones will be competing this week in the First Tee Collegiate in Little Rock, Ark.

The meet will be featuring a total of seven teams in the top 100, according to golfstat. Tank Datz com’s latest rankings. At the previous meet in Phoenix,, the Cyclones successfully took down No. 54 Tulsa, No. 44 TCU and No. 37 North Texas. The coaches aren’t too worried about using the results as a comparison, but rather using their own performance as the measuring stick. “It’s not always about measuring ourselves against other teams,”Datz said, “but instead measuring ourselves against our capabilities.” This past fall, the team experienced a lot

of ups and downs, and ultimately finished the first part of the season on a sour note of inconsistency. This meet is another chance to prove they can keep performing at a high level. “I think we can have similar results,” said junior Nate McCoy. “We may not shoot as low as we did, but I think if we focus like we did last meet, we should be fine.” There are few weeks left before the postseason, and the coaches know it’s time to make the move to get there. In the next three weeks the golfers have four meets, and if they stay consistent, they can make a jump up in the rankings. “We’ve got this long stretch of tournaments coming up, so that’s going to be an advantage,” Datz said. “So if we can get into our groove, we can play well and hopefully move up the rankings.”

Iowa State Men’s Golf Where: Little Rock, Ark. When: Monday, March 28 and Tuesday March 29 Notes: The Cyclones are coming off a teambest 54-hole performance at their last meet in Phoenix. The team finished ahead of severak teams in the top 100 teams in the nation and are hoping to ride consistency into the postseason. Tom Lathrop and Nate McCoy led the Cyclones at the last meet, with Lathrop carding a 207 and McCoy a 210.

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VEISHEA Service Day survives chilly weather By McKenzie.Vogt The VEISHEA Service Day and Stash the Trash went off without problems despite Saturday’s cold weather. Many students were there to lend a hand. Together the three groups — Stash the Trash, VEISHEA Service Day and Keep Iowa State Beautiful — successfully exceeded their goal of 1,000 volunteers. The final number was a little over 1,000 with 50 to 75 participants that had not pre-registered. One of the many volunteers to check in at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning was Emily Spicher, sophomore in materials engineering. Spicher was assigned to help out at the First Baptist Church on Lynn Avenue. “I choose to get involved because this was one of the items for Alpha Phi Omega, the national service

Zack Cordes, freshman in aerospace engineering, and Ben Jacobson, freshman in industrial engineering and Spanish, pick up trash on Welch Avenue for VEISHEA Service Day. Photo: Tom Fraser/Iowa State Daily

fraternity, that we could earn some hours on,” Spicher said. Another participant, Manisha Gore, student at Ames High

School, heard about the event on a volunteering website by Story County, www.1-800-volunteer. org.

“I try to volunteer as much as I can. This, however, is my first service day, but it looks interesting,” Gore said. “We do a lot of promotions throughout the year,” said BJ Brugman, general co-chair of VEISHEA and junior in agricultural business. “Everything is always on our Facebook or Twitter pages. There are also posters letting students know how to get involved,” Brugman said. Jennifer Nissen, one of the organizers for Stash the Trash and adviser for VEISHEA Service Day, estimated about 300 residents of the community would show up to take part in cleaning up Ames. “Stash the Trash was started 11 years ago by the former editor of the Tribune, Dave Kraemer, after a group of committee members decided we needed to keep Ames beau-

tiful,” Nissen said. “Every year we hear from the community thanking us for cleaning up. A few years ago a nursing home resident contacted us saying, ‘Thanks for picking up around this area since we cannot get out and do it ourselves, but we saw people out helping and it was awesome.’” Jessie Dowding, junior in chemical engineering, decided this would be his first volunteering experience after he received an email from Iowa State informing him about Stash the Trash. “This is just a good VEISHEA event to volunteer at, and I figured this could be my way to give back,” Dowding said. Next year the event will be March 24. “We would love to continue the success of this year with over 1,000 volunteers,” Nissen said. “If I could control the weather, I would ask for a bright sunny day that is about 60 degrees with no wind.”


Association focuses on informing students, offering support By Cristobal.Matibag

Boone. There, for the first time, she was surrounded by people who understood the challenges she faced. “Until I went to that camp, I felt really alone,” Plagge, senior in kinesiology and health, said. Now 22, Plagge wants to spare college-aged diabetics the kind of isolation she endured as a child. This is one of her reasons for founding the ISU Diabetes Association,

Whitney Plagge has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 18 years. For the first five years after she was diagnosed, she knew few other diabetics and had scant opportunity to discuss her disease with people of her own age. At age 10, she attended a camp for young diabetics in

which meets at 5 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Union Multicultural Center. The group will focus on informing students about diabetes and providing support to ISU-affiliated diabetics, though it will also be open to non-diabetics and those unaffiliated with Iowa State. Plagge, Emily Steinweg, the association’s treasurer, and Pam Owenson, the club’s

adviser, met through their association with Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, where they all receive diabetes treatment. Steinweg, senior in civil engineering, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three months ago, is glad that she and fellow diabetics will have a forum for their concerns. “It’s always nice to know someone who’s going through the same thing,” Steinweg said.

While giving diabetics a chance to talk is a major part of the ISU Diabetes Assocation’s mission, members also intend to do more. If enough students are available, they will participate in the 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes on April 9 in Des Moines. On April 11, they will host a speaker from a diabeteseducation program called A1C Champions. They may also ride in


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the university. He has also worked on retaining the top faculty, students and staff for the university. Geoffroy is currently leading Campaign Iowa State, a private fundraising campaign that has raised over $800 million. Iowa State hit a record number of enrollments in 2010 and 2011 and is projected to break its record again in 2012. In 2001, Geoffroy increased the amount of tuition revenue that funds student aid from 11 to 18 percent. After the VEISHEA riots in 2004, Geoffroy had to make a tough decision for the future of the longstanding tradition. Geoffroy had the option of cancelling VEISHEA festivities, but instead only cancelled the event in 2005. Geoffroy is currently a member of the National Security Higher Education Advisory board, serves as the Regents’ representative on the Iowa Power Fund Board, is a member of the World Food Prize Advisory Committee and the Iowa Business Council, is the president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation and serves on the board of directors of the Big 12 Conference. Geoffroy said he has been asked several times what he wants his legacy to be when he leaves Iowa State. “I don’t really think that way. I’m a person who never looks back. I can’t change the past, but we can change the future. I’m proud of so many things we have accomplished,” Geoffroy said.

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the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, a cycling fundraiser for diabetes research that will be held June 11 in Des Moines. Owenson, an administrative specialist in agricultural education and studies, hopes that all the group’s efforts — whether they’re directed toward education, support or fundraising — will show diabetics that it’s possible to live a fulfilling life with the disease.

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>>WEEK.p1 Each day of the week will be hosted by a specific student organization holding a poverty oriented activity or event. Engineers Without Borders will be holding the kickoff event Monday filling in students and faculty on the week’s agenda. A lecture entitled “Scott Lacy: Making Poverty History” will be held Tuesday in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. A food drive will held Wednesday by Students Helping Our Peers. A benefit concert will be sponsored Tuesday by the Student International Medical Aid Club and EWB. It will be at Zeke’s Live Music, Performing Arts and Community Center, featuring the band Shades with tickets costing $3 each. Friday will be the Alpha Phi Omega Multicultural Night from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Collegiate United Methodist Church. The International Student Council will be actively participating Saturday as they host a six-hour famine event. ISUganda will also have an Invisible Children showing this day, and UNICEF will be having a video game tournament. “It’s a good recruiting tool for these organizations,” Bruning said. “A lot of people don’t even know these groups exist, let alone know what they’ve been working on. This week gives these groups a chance to get their activities and information out in the open as well as a chance of broadening horizons for new member recruitment.”


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