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Kletscher stresses collaboration Executives, senators look toward ‘Year of Student’ By William.Dyke @iowastatedaily.com Hillary Kletscher was sworn in as the new president of the Government of the Student Body during Monday’s inauguration. The inauguration opened with speeches from Travis Reed, GSB executive chief of staff, and Martino Harmon, ISU associate vice president of student affairs. New senators and the new vice president, Mike Hoefer, were also inaugurated Monday. “It’s a lot of work that requires commitment and dedication, and not everyone is able to give that level of commitment and dedication that you will be giving or have given,” Harmon said. “You are helping to continue Iowa State’s tradition of great leadership.” Harmon went on to list the values of leadership and to further congratulate and thank those being inaugurated for their commitment to the students of Iowa State. Following Harmon’s speech, Reed announced the GSB members of the year: Speaker Gabrielle Williams and Presha Kardile, director of student diversity. Spencer Hughes, former GSB president, delivered his final speech, thanking the senators, his executive cabinet, the GSB Supreme Court, Harmon and the advisors of GSB: Pamela Anthony, dean of students; Richard Reynolds, director of the Memorial Union; Corey Williamson, associate director; Scott Broady, graduate adviser, and many others. Hughes also congratulated the new and returning members of the Senate, as well as Kletscher and Hoefer. “Their leadership skills were evident from day one,” Hughes said. “This past year, the three of us have continued to work closely, and I’ve seen first hand their work ethic and their passion for service and campus improvement.” Hughes expressed excitement for next year’s Government of the Student Body, noting increased voter turnouts, candidates and campaigning. He also expressed his anticipation for the Big 12 Student Government Conference, calling it “an outstanding opportunity.” Following the inauguration of the senators, Hoefer was sworn in as vice president and delivered his first speech, sending a challenge to GSB. “We have one year,” Hoefer said.
“By the end of that, I want everyone in this room to be able to look back and say they made a positive impact on student experience.” Hoefer said he was honored to be working alongside Kletscher. Kletscher started her speech with quotes from Steve Jobs and Walter Isaacson. “‘The people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do,’” Kletscher said. “It’s that simple.” Kletscher challenged GSB as well. “What happens if we reach out to students, when we stop expecting students to come to us, and we ask for their input?” she asked. Following her points on communication, Kletscher moved to the importance of collaboration, reiterating her campaign platform and then to advocacy, stressing the importance for GSB members to recognize their ability to connect and assist their constituents. “If we don’t collaborate, a year from now, will we have achieved anything?” Kletscher asked. “So let’s collaborate, let’s continue to work together. You’re here for students, your voice is the students’ voice.” Following the inauguration, Hughes gave some final comments on GSB’s past year. “I just want to say how happy I am with everything over the past year,” Hughes said. “This was an incredibly accomplished year for GSB. I’m stepping away with a lot of pride about everything we’ve accomplished.” Hughes said he would always be following GSB and expressed his confidence in Kletscher’s and Hoefer’s abilities as leaders. Hoefer reflected on the past year, also noting GSB’s successful year of beneficial projects and continuing work with students. Hoefer said he would like to improve the efficiency of the Senate meetings to spend “less time talking, more time doing.” He expressed the importance of the meetings, but he also noted that it was important that every senator and cabinet member gets involved in student life at Iowa State. Kletscher offered a reflection on the past year as well, noting the relationships she’d built with students, leaders and administration. She also noted the easier transition from vice president to president. “This year is about what we do for the students of Iowa State University,” Kletscher said. “To make 2014 and 2015 the ‘Year of the Student.’”
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Hillary Kletscher, newly-elected Government of the Student Body president ,gives a speech after she gets sworn in Monday in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.
Variety show raises funds for Sri Lankan primary school By Katharina.Gruenwald @iowastatedaily.com The International Student Council hosted a fund-raiser modeled after the popular Korean TV show “Running Man” for the first time Saturday. Ten teams of five competed against one another in different games to win the event and help the International Student Council reach their fund-raising goal for a Sri Lankan primary school. The event consisted of four stages of activities which were inspired by the variety TV show. Participants started off with a short quiz round to get their starting points for the game stage and then proceeded to stage two. Over the course of two hours, the teams tried to win different games in order to gain as many extra minutes for the elimination stage as possible. Students had to fulfill tasks such as stacking 150 pennies in two piles, rolling hard boiled eggs through a race course and drawing objects for one team member to guess. While each student had already paid a $3 registration fee
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Intan Sofia, senior in chemical engineering, celebrates after correctly answering a question in the “Running Man” variety show, a challenge in the theme of a famous Korean game show. It was hosted by the International Student Council, who used the proceeds to donate to a low-income Sri Lankan primary school.
at the beginning, teams could donate extra money to the cause during stage two, for which they would gain extra minutes for stage three. “We wanted to do something fun and interesting that maybe hadn’t been done as a fund-raiser before,” said Susan Beisel, council parade coordinator and sophomore in political science. The gathered extra minutes were used in stage three, in which all but two teams were eliminat-
ed. Teams had to find three envelopes containing the clues for stage four in an auditorium filled with a lot of empty envelopes. To add to the difficulty, only one team member could enter the auditorium at a time with 30 seconds to check as many envelopes as possible. In this stage teams could also donate more money to the fund-raiser in exchange for clues to the location of envelopes. The two winning teams
moved on to the last stage and faced off in an elimination game until only one participant was left on the field, making his team the winning team of International Student Council’s first “Running Man.” The team received certificates for winning the first fundraiser of this kind. “I was stunned,” said Onalie Ariyabandhu, council president and senior in economics. “Especially the participants were very enthusiastic. They were very excited about each game they played.” Members of the secondplace team, Aqilah Hazian, senior in dietetics, and Dzulfadilah Dzulkefli, senior in political science, said that they had a lot of fun taking part in this event. “We are great fans of the show ‘Running Man’,” Hazian said. “I wish it would come to the United States for an episode. But today I felt like being part of ‘Running Man.’ I especially liked the stage three game since it demanded strategy skills.” Winning or loosing didn’t really seem to matter to the teams that much, said Ariyabandhu. “Their motive was to help the cause. They were so exited
to help the rural school in Sri Lanka,” Ariyabandhu said. All of the money raised during the event will be used to buy a whole year of school supplies for the 270 students of the Gallaalla Primary School in Sri Lanka. “The majority of parents who send their children to this aforementioned school work as tea leaf workers in tea plantation,” said Fang Hao Lim, council events coordinator and junior in microbiology. Ariyabandhu will personally take the purchased school supplies to the children in her home country of Sri Lanka. She has been to the school before, handing out supplies from a donation not connected to International Student Council. “It was a very emotional experience,” Ariyabandhu said. “The students showed us the highest form of appreciation that you can show by kneeling down and bowing to us.” The “Running Man” charity event raised $200. “It is making a difference in the world for the better, and isn’t that why we are here at school? To learn and use what we learn to benefit others,” Beisel said.
Lift IOWA newsletter promotes women’s work, empowers By Linda.Krompicha @iowastatedaily.com Lift IOWA, a free newsletter dedicated to women and leadership, is now available for subscription. The first issue was released March 24 and will continue to be released weekly. This new publication by Business Records will showcase and increase exposure of women throughout the state of Iowa. “Our goal is to talk about gender equity issues and tapping into the female talent. We want to make sure women are up on what’s happening on the national stage,” said Janette Larkin, Business Records
publisher. Lift IOWA will highlight women that are being promoted in various fields of leadership and success. It will also display powerful discussions on feminism and women’s issues across the country. The weekly newsletter aims be a place where women can go to find resources to get involved. There is a whole section dedicated to keeping women plugged in and active among the community if they choose to do so. By providing dates and times, women who want to get involved have the opportunity to do so. “Just to have a formal network to bring about ideas, articles and events on women’s leadership is a good thing,” said Dianne
Bystorm, director of the Catt Center. “You can never do too much to promote women’s leadership in the state.” This publication has been an ongoing discussion for about a year. As the need became more apparent for this type of newsletter, Lift IOWA evolved out of it, said Larkin. The hardest part of forming the publication was getting a large database. Larkin said the frustration of never having elected a woman into Congress or as governor increased the efforts of Lift IOWA. According to a new study done by American Express OPEN, Iowa is ranked last in the country in terms of the economic influence of women-owned businesses
in the state. “It’s such an embarrassment for the state because Iowa is so progressive on so many things,” Larkin said. “Why are we lagging behind on gender equity issues?” The long-term goal of the publication is for there to no longer to be a need for it. This will be met when gender equality is met and women are fairly represented in leadership positions, Larkin said. “I don’t think it will happen in my lifetime, but it will. With each generation, there comes increased expectations,” Larkin said. “I think it’s important for people in my generation to continue to fight that fight to make it happen for later generations. That’s the only way change is ever effected.”
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Timothy Wolters, assistant professor of history and a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, has published his first book about the command and control of the U.S. Navy. As a former Navy ROTC student at Notre Dame, Wolters credits his passion for the Navy to his family. “Both my grandfathers were in the Navy and my father was in the Navy, so when I was in high school and got the recruitment postcard, I just knew the Navy was the perfect fit,” Wolters said. Wolters earned an engineering degree through the U.S. Navy’s nuclear power program by studying and operating submarines. He said his experiences in the program and learning more about how the Navy operates helped create his interest in history. “When you understand the historic background of an institution and you have a current knowledge of how they operate, it makes you a better
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Timothy Wolters spoke in Molecular Biology Building on April 1. Wolters His experience in the U.S. Navy has afforded him an “invaluable perspective” for completing his first book.
scholar,” Wolters said. After finishing active duty, Wolters decided to pursue the history of technology. Wolters went on many research trips to different universities, interviewed various sources and learned the stories of past submarine operators to complete his book. “If history is taught as a series of facts and dates, it can be very dry,” Wolters said. “But when you teach it as a series of stories it all of sudden becomes very interesting, and that’s what I tried to do in my book.” After working on the book for nine years, “Information at Sea:
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book,” Friedman said in Proceedings. “The author, a U.S. Navy Reserve officer, is well-qualified to point to the distinction between the visible side of sea power, as reflected in ships and in naval weapons and the much less visible but absolutely essential side involving the use of information.” William M. McBride, of the U.S. Naval Academy, also reviewed the book. “An extremely well-researched and well-written history of the U.S. Navy’s efforts to develop the technology and technological systems necessary to manage operations at sea, especially during war,” McBride said. “Information at Sea: Shipboard Command and Control in the U.S. Navy, from Mobile Bay to Okinawa” can be checked out at Parks Library and is available for purchase through Amazon.
Shipboard Command and Control in the U.S. Navy, from Mobile Bay to Okinawa” was published in the fall of 2013 by John Hopkins University Press. Wolters’ book discusses how the Navy has operated throughout history and the various difficulties it has faced. It also addresses how Navy personnel managed information before today’s technological advances. Wolters hopes his book will offer interesting lessons for not only other historians but also current Navy personnel to learn from. “My hope is that naval officers will read the book and think about their current jobs but with different perspectives,” Wolters said. Norman Friedman, also a naval analyst and author, reviewed “Information at Sea” for the magazine Proceedings. “This is an excellent and important
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ISU wind turbine conserves money, educates students Leased energy source saves resources early By Morgan.Ball @iowastatedaily.com Iowa State created a new website that measures wind speed, energy production and climate from Iowa State’s wind turbine. ISU officials hope that the website will be a useful tool for academic purposes as students will be able to use data from the wind turbine. The wind turbine was built on Dec. 19, 2012, between the power plant and the CyRide bus barn. It has saved 70 tons of coal, though it burns 280 tons of coal each day. This January, the energy has increased 50 to 70 percent compared to last January because of the harsh and windy winter. The blades are made primarily of fiberglass. The only steel in the blades are from the nuts and bolts. The wind turbine’s life expectancy is about 20 years. Iowa State leases the turbine for 10 cents per kilowatt, which translates to about $300,000 invested in the wind turbine.
“Iowa State University will have to decide to renew it, buy it or remove it once the lease is up in nine years,” Randy Larabee, assistant director of utilities, said. There is a website available to the public 24/7 that gives basic information about the wind turbine itself. The public can read the temperature, wind speed and energy saved during that specific time, but there is also a website that requires a password from the utility office. That data will also be available for local schools. The protected website is in place in hopes that middle school and high school kids will collect data and analyze the measurements for their science courses. The teachers can create curriculum that involves a tool that will collect the data for them. The website collects real-time data on an Excel spreadsheet from which it is easy to collect data and measurements. The data includes time of year, weather, forecast, temperature and wind. The website then allows students to compare and analyze the data from days to weeks to months. College professors and
teachers have also found the website useful in their curriculum, including an Engineering 160 course, Engineering Problems with Computer Applications Laboratory. “I downloaded 12 data files from the website for my [Engineering] 160 class,” said Scott Wendt, associate scientist in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation. “Each file contained one months’ worth of data on wind speed and kilowatts produced.” Wendt said the first exercise was to write a computer program to successfully open each file and read the data. The program would then find the maximum and average wind speed and print out those values and when the maximum occurred. “Later, I plan to have the students do an economic analysis when we study engineering economy,” Wendt said. The ISU wind turbine is being used to save energy and money as well as helping students learn from its produced real-time data. “The wind turbine, because of its size, does not release a significant amount of energy, but that is coal that did not have to be burned,” Larabee said.
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City Council to discuss zoning, Affirmative Action plan Weekend parking, service privileges comprise agenda By Makayla.Tendall @iowastatedaily.com This week’s City Council meeting will center on Breckenridge Group’s zoning request. Breckenridge Group Ames Iowa, LLC proposed building three apartment buildings near the Ames Middle School. The three properties are currently set as low density residential or suburban residential parcels of land. In past City Council meetings, members said they would not ad-
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Steve Schainker discusses a broad overview of the research park at the City Council meeting on April 1 at Town Hall. Zoning is the main topic this week.
rezoning request but asked City Council to hold a special meeting to discuss the future of the properties. The meeting is set for May 6. It was proposed that the city manager and housing and planning director meet with the developers and neighborhood representatives of the area before the May 6 meeting to discuss concerns. Also on the agenda for the meeting is the Affirmative Action Compliance Plan that will outline how the city will assist persons with limited English proficiency. The plan previously only detailed the city’s responsibility to assist persons with limited English proficiency during public meetings. The new plan will assist those
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who have more frequent dealings with city staff. The Ames Chamber of Commerce will look to set up provisions for the Ames Main Street Farmers Market on Saturdays from May 3 to October 25. It will ask for a resolution to approve the closure of the 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays during the coming farmers market season this summer. It will also look to approve waiving parking enforcement in those areas during the time of the Farmers Market. Bars such as Charlie Yokes are also looking to obtain outdoor service privileges. The Ames City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Ames City Hall.
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Gov. Brandstad recently met with parents whose children suffer from seizures that could be alleviated by using medicial marijuana. Marijuana is currently illegal in Iowa.
Marijuana for medical reasons needs approval The discussion of legalizing marijuana, if only for medical purposes, is moving forward here in Iowa. On April 1, Gov. Terry Branstad met with parents of children who suffer from seizures that can be aided with the use of medical marijuana to hear their concerns. Though it is an encouraging sign to see Branstad willing to take time to listen to these parents and consider the use of marijuana as a medical aid for their children, the process is moving far too slowly. According to an article from The Des Moines Register, Branstad “indicated a willingness to help if [the families’] proposal does not increase overall drug abuse in Iowa.” The parents are asking for a liquid dosage of the currently illegal drug cannabidiol, which is not psychoactive — in other words, you can’t get high off of it — and would require a doctor’s permission to obtain it. Reducing the number of Iowans abusing illicit or prescription drugs is an important objective, but the governor’s halted response goes too far. To prevent what appears to be a wholly legitimate use of marijuana products because it could possibly increase overall drug abuse in Iowa is flawed. There are currently 20 states that have already legalized the use of medical marijuana, and two states — Colorado and Washington — have completely legalized marijuana. This means that Gov. Brandstad should have no issue assessing how such laws have affected those states and keep moving forward on legalizing something that could make a world of difference for some individuals with medical needs. Understanding the full impact of making medical marijuana legal is logical, but the slowness by which it is being done after so many other states have moved forward with the issue seems to just be balking for no real reason. Not only this, but there are also numerous drugs that are frequently used for medical purposes, such as codeine and oxycodone, that are also abused. There is always a chance that any type of drug, whether illegal or prescribed, will be abused. Looking at some of the states that already have medical marijuana programs, such as California or Colorado before its vote for full legalization, there have been concerns that it can sometimes be too easy to obtain the drug. There is no need for Iowa to repeat the mistakes of others, however. If we can see that other programs are susceptible to fraud, Iowa could simply set up a program with more fail-safes and stricter prescription guidelines. The governor is stalling to make an important decision that could better the lives of many individuals affected by seizures and other ailments. Waiting to make this decision has a direct impact on the lives and health of others. Branstad, along with lawmakers in the state of Iowa, has the opportunity to improve the lives of many of his constituents. Yes, there are risks, but many decisions made by lawmakers have the potential for adverse effects. This issue has been stalled for far too long in the state of Iowa, and it doesn’t even hit on legalizing marijuana as a whole. These parents are asking for a very narrow use of the drug to find relief for their children. It’s encouraging that Branstad is willing to listen but disappointing that he doesn’t seem overly compelled to act.
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Under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, employers must provide their employees with birth control. Hobby Lobby, owned by a religious family and operating under the guidance of Christian values, refuses to supply several forms of required contraception.
Contraceptive court case bears potential to set bad precedent Hobby Lobby does not control its empolyees’ personal choices By Zachary.Neuedorf @iowastatedaily.com
obby Lobby provides us with all the arts and crafts a man or woman could ever want — and that is spectacular — but what it will not be providing its employees with is much more concerning. Being owned by a religious family and operating under the guidance of Christian values, Hobby Lobby refuses to supply several forms of contraception to its employees that are required under the Affordable Care Act. As you may have heard, this has gone to court as the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Store case, and a decision as to a lawful extent of religious influence in matters of for-profit corporations will be coming later, probably this summer. But until then — and far after — this highly charged debate will linger on, and for good reason. Hobby Lobby’s owners,
the Greens, claim that the new requirements infringe on their religious values, and with corporations increasingly being recognized essentially as people across the board, they believe this infringes on their freedom of religion and freedom of speech. There are a couple of issues with that: first of all, the Greens believe that 4 of 20 contraceptives they ban, including Plan B and Ella, cause abortions postconception, which is untrue because they prevent pregnancy, not disrupt it. Also, the entire concept of a corporation being represented as an individual with the exact same freedoms contradicts the fundamentals of the laws in place to give strength to the one person who needs protection. Protection from whom? Corporations like Hobby Lobby, of course — which by nature already has a thumb on its employee’s lives. Who decides the religion of a business? The Greens? Or should the shareholders have a say? Or maybe the 13,000-strong workforce? There is more to the business than the owners and the building. Rather, granting a corporation the privilege
to chew up the law and spit an alternative version on its employees is atrocious. Although the withholding of a few contraceptives seems painless, it could lead to more extreme merging of religion and law with much blurrier boundaries. Recent in memory is a similar case in Arizona in which smaller businesses fought to have the government’s approval to turn away gay customers because the lifestyle did not agree with their theology. Thank God that was proven ridiculous by the legislation. But because the Hobby Lobby debacle is not as blatantly discriminatory, it may have a bumpier road to a decision and a less fortunate, less progressive outcome. On the surface, this is viewed as a woman’s issue — and the argument has been heard a million times: it is her body, she deserves control of it and that means give her all the health care and decisions she deserves. But if the violation of those rights do not ring alarming, then the potential of further, not-so-gendered health care abuse may catch more attention. If religion is used as a weapon to deny birth control, could it not, in theory, be used to deny cover-
age for vaccinations and transfusions? This too easily could be a jumping point into a pool of life-or-death refusals. If a corporation is able to have this level of influence, it is forcing its holy practice on its employees, which will no doubt be the catalyst for many court cases to come. From every angle, this is not freedom of expression; it is an abuse of power. Down the road, if Hobby Lobby does succeed in asserting its beliefs in its policy, all corporations could interpret laws according to their belief systems, which may vary wildly from one business to another. When I was little, going to Hobby Lobby was a treat. Smelling the supplies and seeing beautiful Martha Stewart hopefuls parading around with their shopping carts but now all I can see is a building representation of a business overstepping boundaries and taking advantage of freedom. But until this gets resolved, I guess I will have to get my arts and crafts fix at a couple of flea markets. Oh well. A Hobby Lobby employee was approached for comment, but the employees are not permitted to discuss the court case.
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Daily editorial fails greek community Collegiate Panhellenic Council Ames, Iowa On Monday, March 31, an opinion piece was published in the Iowa State Daily concerning the Iowa State greek community. Although much of the focus was on the changes from Greek Getaway to the upcoming Greek Visit Day, this editorial article also called out the community to address what the Iowa State Daily Editorial Board classifies as the “reinforcing [of ] gender stereotypes.” This column has received a lot of feedback from many of Iowa State’s greek students; however, the real issues surrounding the article are the misleading facts that the Editorial Board provided students. Without consulting with members of the Collegiate Panhellenic Council, the board failed to interpret essential facts about the event changes. When it comes to the changes of Greek Getaway, a lot more went into the discussion than just the risks that the Editorial Board mentioned. Risk management was just one of many reasons to shift the focus away from the overnight visit.
Another reason was on behalf of the 2013 Collegiate Panhellenic Council’s chapter presidents who voiced strong opinions about not hosting an overnight experience for incoming women. Chapter presidents believed the overnights were merely a pseudo-event meant to show off the surface level beauty of the community and its facilities rather than the reality of what the community actually stood for, such as leadership and sisterhood/ brotherhood. The National Panhellenic Conference and a number of national Panhellenic organizations expressed concerns about Greek Getaway conflicting with established policies. Prior to Panhellenic formal recruitment in the fall, many chapters on campus are promoting the greek experience and the values of making this lifelong decision. By including the overnight for women, potential members were given the opportunity to make only one strong connection with the chapter they stayed with during the overnight. This experience did not promote an equitable experience for all of our women going through formal recruitment. This year, Greek Visit Day took
place instead of Greek Getaway, and our community was extremely excited to showcase the values that we hold. We invited all who attended the chance to discover more about each of our four councils and 55-plus chapters along with taking part in a large philanthropy event on campus. It was our hope that we could convey to our visitors what it truly meant to be a greek woman or man. In reference to the double standard for men and women in chapter facilities, this decision was made on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Every chapter implements different bylaws and procedures, similar to how different states enforce different laws. All of the bylaws and policies enforced by each chapter have been voted on by its members. Although this piece written was as an opinion piece, I would have hoped that as a reader and a member of the ISU Panhellenic Community, more opinions would have been sought after to avoid any personal biases. Thankfully, the Daily and our Panhellenic community value the respect of women and also agree that we should hold ourselves to a higher standard of womanhood.
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Junior Caitlin Brown competes on the bars March 7 at Hilton Coliseum. Brown received a 9.825 for her bars in the Cyclones’ 195.925-192.775 victory against Iowa. Brown will travel to Alabama to compete in the NCAA Championships and is the only ISU gymnast to make it to the championship rounds.
As long as I go in there and hit my routines like I do every day in practice, that is all I can do.” Caitlin Brown, junior
All-American heads to Alabama to chase national championship By Max.Dible @iowastatedaily.com Caitlin Brown is headed to Alabama to test her luck against the best gymnasts from around the country at the NCAA Championships. The championships will be April 18 in Birmingham, Ala. Brown will be the only ISU gymnast in attendance. The ISU gymnastics team (5-11, 2-2 Big 12) saw its season draw to a close when it placed third at the NCAA Regional on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. While Iowa State was forced to head home until next year, Brown fought her way into the national conversation by taking fourth place in the overall
competition on the strength of a 39.400 score. “It feels pretty good,” Brown said. “I do not think it has really hit me yet. When it really hits me, I am going to be ecstatic.” Brown said coming into the season that getting to the championships on an individual level was not her primary goal, but she always knew there was a strong possibility that she would get there. “Being an all-around [performer] … there are only two people who do it on every team,” Brown said. “I knew there was a good chance and that I could probably do it. It was definitely a goal, but the first goal was to get the team to [the championships].” Saturday presented her with a lot of emotions between happiness about her personal success and disappointment that the team’s season was over, Brown said. The season’s end marked the conclusion of the careers of six
ISU seniors, all of whom Brown has competed with for the last three years. “I am really excited to go [to the championships], but I am also losing six of my teammates, and they do not get to do this anymore,” Brown said. “They had a great run and as exciting as it is for them to move on to new chapters of their lives, it is sad too. It is kind of an in-between feeling right now.” ISU gymnastics coach Jay Ronayne said he was thrilled for Brown, who has been an ironwoman of sorts for the Cyclones, competing in every event in every meet. “[Caitlin] deserves this opportunity to compete with the best gymnasts in the country,” Ronayne said. “She went out there and earned it. She competed in every rotation for us this year. That says a lot about her.” Brown’s success also makes it possible for the team to exist as it is for a little while longer, because even though Brown is the
last woman standing, she said her teammates will not allow her to tumble solo at practice for the two weeks leading up to the biggest meet of her life. “They are a great group of girls and I know they have got my back. I know they will be there to support me,” Brown said. “It is no fun to go into the gym by yourself everyday. You want to be with your friends … and it is a great feeling to know I have that support behind me.” Brown said she has not yet gotten around to setting expectations or goals for herself at the NCAA Championships but is focusing on the details and on perfect repetition, employing the same mind-set that she has used and has served her well all season. “As far as goals like placings or scores, that is not really under my control — what the judges see in my routine,” Brown said. “As long as I go in there and hit my routines like I do every day in practice, that is all I can do.”
ISU boxers compete at nationals, Olivia Meyer claims first crown By Kyle.Heim @iowastatedaily.com Sophomore Olivia Meyer entered Saturday as the first female ISU boxer to compete in the National Collegiate Boxing Association national championships. Meyer left Saturday with another first — the first female ISU boxer to win the national championship in her weight class. Meyer fought a familiar opponent in her 147-pound championship fight as she defeated Sabrina Kehr in their first fight earlier this year, but she faced a different style of fighting from Kehr in their second matchup. “I had fought [Kehr] before, so I was under the assumption that it was going to be the same kind of fight,” Meyer said. “As soon as that first go-round, she came up swinging and she was a lot more aggressive the second time around, so that really caught me off guard.” Meyer was crowned champion after a unanimous decision by the judges. “I was relieved [she won],” said ISU coach Jon Swanson. “I was concerned with the judging, and how the judges were going to look at it because some judges may be judging that fight on aggression. If they were judging on aggression, [Kehr] definitely had that.
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Olivia Meyer, junior in biology, practices with boxing coach Jon Swanson on April 1 in State Gym. Meyer won the National Collegiate Boxing Association national championships as the first female ISU boxer to ever compete in the event.
But, Olivia was the skilled boxer, the skilled athlete and that’s what won it.” Sophomore Lucas Hahn also competed in his first-ever NCBA Championships but lost his first fight to former national champion Taylor Tennyson. “We knew we were putting him into the lion’s den there,” Swanson said. [Tennyson] was a national champion, and he
won his second national championship [Saturday] night. I knew [Hahn] could handle it, which he did.” Hahn said his approach to this fight was unlike the previous two he fought this spring. “This fight was a lot different for me because I went into it a lot more calm than some of my other fights,” Hahn said. “I knew I wasn’t faster or
stronger than he was, so I had to beat him with skills if I was going to beat him.” The fight ended late in the first round after Hahn sustained multiple hits to his head. Both boxers said competing in the event was a great experience because they got the opportunity to perform on the “big stage” and witness multiple boxing
styles and techniques. “Going into the match, I didn’t want to think about [the fight],” Meyer said. “There was a lot of pressure riding on it as far as it was the national championship. There was a huge crowd with lots of cameras, so there was a lot going on. “CBS Sports was there to film it and everything, so it was a really big deal.”
Percy Gibson to transfer from ISU basketball By Dean.Behow-Goll @iowastatedaily.com ISU forward Percy Gibson is transferring from Iowa State following the semester, head coach Fred Hoiberg announced Monday. Gibson played in 14 games as a junior, averaging 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. “I spoke Percy Gibson with Percy after the season and he indicated a desire to transfer to another school,” Hoiberg said in a statement released Monday. “We thank Percy for his efforts the last three years and will assist him in any way we can.” Gibson saw the court for single-digit minutes in the final three games in the NCAA tournament but didn’t play in the previous 10. He scored his last bucket against Texas on Jan. 18. “I’d like to thank Coach Hoiberg and the rest of the coaches for the opportunity to play at Iowa State,” Gibson said in a statement. “I will take with me the memories and friendships created with my teammates. I also want to thank Iowa State’s fans for their support the last three years.” With Gibson’s departure, Iowa State now has three open scholarships to fill before next season.
Men’s golf sits in No. 2 slot, set for final round By Mike.Randleman @iowastatedaily.com After two rounds at the Jim West Intercollegiate, a torrid pace has been set by Virginia, leaving Iowa State fighting to stay within shouting distance. Aided by five rounds in the 60s, including a career-best 65 from Scott Fernandez, Iowa State is in second place with a 23-under-par total of 553. Despite recording a season-low 278 in round one and besting it with a second-round 275, the No. 55 Cyclones ended up 13 shots behind the No. 10 Cavaliers at day’s end. With the exception of Sam Daley, who posted consecutive rounds of 4-under-par 68, Monday was a tale of two rounds for ISU golfers. Fernandez began his day with a 7-under-par total of 65 that had him alone in first place after 18 holes. He was unable to maintain his perch at the top after a second-round score of 72 dropped him to a tie for ninth place, four shots off of the lead. Despite Fernandez’s low round of the day, Nick Voke and Daley ended up as Iowa State’s top performers. Daley led the team with 12 birdies, while Voke surged in round two with a bogiefree round of 66. Both are tied for fifth place with a 136 total, three shots off of the lead. Like Voke, Collin Foster shaved several strokes off his first round total, following up a first-round score of 75 with a 69 in round two. Foster is tied for 28th place. Rounding out the Cyclones’ starting lineup was Ruben Sondjaja. Sondjaja improved by six shots in the second round but failed to record an underpar round, posting scores of 79 and 73. He is tied for 72nd place out of 80. Entering Tuesday’s final round, Iowa State is three shots ahead of third-place Louisiana-Monroe and nine shots ahead of fourth-place Sam Houston State.
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Four Cyclones make first appearances in exhibition By Chris.Wolff @iowastatedaily.com The ISU volleyball team kicked off its spring slate last weekend with three exhibition matches at Hilton Coliseum against Nebraska-Omaha, Nebraska-Kearny and in-state rival Northern Iowa. It was the first time the team has been in action since it fell in the first round of the NCAA tournament last fall, but for some, it was their first taste of collegiate volleyball at Iowa State. Four new additions to the squad made their debuts Saturday, as redshirt freshmen Maria Fruechte and Samara West got their first action after sitting out their redshirt year last season. Also debuting for the team was Monique Harris, who graduated high school a semester early to join the team during their spring slate, and Suzanne Horner, who transferred to Iowa State and enrolled mid-term after playing for Mississippi State last season. Fruechte and West were perhaps the most anxious to finally get their chance to play collegiate volleyball after sitting out last season. “Redshirting was really hard for me because I just wanted to play so bad, but it helped me out so much,” West said. “It definitely helped me with the pace of college volleyball.” ISU coach Christy JohnsonLynch said she was pleased with both of her redshirt freshmen’s performances.
“Samara [West] was pretty unstoppable offensively the first half of the day,” Johnson-Lynch said. “If you would have seen her first day of practice compared to now, she’s a different player.” While West started off the day strong, Johnson-Lynch said Fruechte started a little bit slower, making a few errors before getting into the flow of the game. Johnson-Lynch also mentioned that nerves were probably a factor for the athletes who were making their debuts at Cyclones. “Maria [Fruechte] started off the day kind of rough, but she learned and she got a lot better and by the end of the day, I thought she was making some really good decisions on the attack and made some nice passes,” Johnson-Lynch said. While Fruechte and West had long waited for their first taste of college volleyball after sitting out last season, Monique Harris’ debut was a little different. Harris was so eager to begin her college career that she graduated high school a semester early to join the Cyclones for the spring season. “I just really thought it was a good idea to get a head start,” Harris said of the decision to enroll early. “I really wanted to get after it and get a good start on it.” Harris, a setter and defensive specialist from Clinton, Iowa, said adjusting to the speed of college volleyball was probably the biggest challenge so far. “It was a little shaky at first, just trying to get used to the speed, but I’m coming along,” Harris said. “That’s a part of be-
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Freshman Monique Harris digs the ball during a tournament Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Harris graduated high school a semester early to join Iowa State for its spring season and get a head start.
ing an athlete. You just have to adjust quickly and figure it out.” Also debuting was Horner, a mid-term enrollee who played last season at Mississippi State. At Mississippi State, the freshman setter led the team in assists with 978, averaging 8.73 assists per set while starting 30 matches for the Bulldogs. Horner, Harris, Fruechte and West will be joined by fellow newcomers in the fall. Alexis Conaway, Branen Berta and Rachel Manriquez will join the Cyclones for the fall campaign.
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Maria Fruechte goes up for a block in the third game of the volleyball tournament Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Fruechte redshirted her first year at Iowa State along with fellow debut player Samara West.
ISU women’s golf earns two victories in Collegiate Classic By Mike.Randleman @iowastatedaily.com Entering the week, the No. 24 ISU women’s golf team came to the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic with a chance to knock off some of the nation’s elite. The Cyclones were un-
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Vidau won a hard-earned 1-up victory to lead the Cyclones to a 4.5-0.5 victory over the Hoosiers. In a regular strokeplay event, Martens said the strong second-round play likely would have brought Iowa State back into title contention. Instead, with only 18 holes to qualify for match-play, she said her team needed to play with a greater sense of urgency earlier on in the round. “It’s disappointing just because we know that we’re a better team than that,” Martens said of missing out on the upper bracket that featured No. 1 University of Southern California and No. 4 Arkansas. “I wish we would’ve just had more time to show that because we played so well in the second round, but we knew that it was one round [to qualify].” After a dominating win against Indiana, the Cyclones had another matchup with a Big Ten opponent, this time against
No. 20 Michigan State. Thammaraks, who earned the lone victory against the Spartans in a 4-1 defeat, said she thought the rest of the team played well but that the Spartans were just too much to handle. “Sometimes it’s just hard to win if the person you’re playing against is making a lot of birdies,” Thammaraks said. After a 4-1 loss in the second match, Iowa State bounced back to defeat Troy 3-1 to take third place in the “Black” bracket. At tournament’s end, the pretournament excitement that came with playing in a new format still stuck with Thammaraks, even after missing out on the high finish she and her teammates had hoped for. “It’s really fun to mix it up a little bit,” Thammaraks said. “I wish we could have played better teams. That would have been a lot more fun too, but it definitely gives us a good taste of how nationals will be next year.”
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Student sews to win Best in Show By Mariah.Wellman @iowastatedaily.com Being surrounded and supported by her family and friends was all that Whitney Rorah, senior in apparel merchandising and design, ever wanted during The Fashion Show 2014. She received that and more. Rorah was the winner of the Fashion Show 2014 Best In Show award at Stephens Auditorium on Saturday for her senior collection of eight wedding gowns. Rorah also received first and second place in the Digital Printing category, first place in the Collection category and second place in the Streetwear category for other garments she submitted along with her senior collection. “I would never say that I was expecting it,” Rorah said about her Best in Show award. “There were so many amazing garments, and I know how hard every designer works.” Rorah’s was given the chance to see her designs walk the runway at Kansas City Fashion Week but said her experience at The Fashion Show 2014 was even more rewarding. “It was incredible,” Rorah said about watching her garments walk the runway at the show. “The amazing feedback was so incredible because a lot of people at Iowa State know who I am. The faculty up in the balcony, along with everybody else, knew me personally so that had a lot to do with the feedback from the audience.” As Rorah’s garments walked the runway, applause filled the auditorium. The gowns received praise from not only the audience, but from the models wearing the gowns as well. Caine Westergard, senior in apparel merchandising and design, was a designer in the show as well as a model in Rorah’s senior collection. Westergard also accepted a proposal from her boyfriend, senior Tym Wood, at the end of the evening. “Whitney is a wonderful designer,” Westergard said. “She has such an eye for colors and lines. I’m a designer so I know Whitney, and it’s an honor to be chosen to wear one of her outfits. The collection is just beautiful. The detailing, the lines, the draping, the flowers, I mean it’s just beautiful.” Rorah said she was inspired by intricate detail and handbeading. She said she focused on details and got a lot of her inspiration from Hindu bridal wear. “Their bridal wear and formal wear are just so intricate and detailed that I gathered information from there,” Rorah said. “But I also got a lot of inspiration using different fabrics to create texture
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ISU student designer Whitney Rorah poses with her models who are wearing Rorah’s Best In Show line “Oriov Endue” during The Fashion Show 2014 on Saturday at Stephens Auditorium. Every piece was created by ISU students. The show featured 92 looks ranging from wedding dresses to outerwear.
and to create volume. I used a lot of contrasting fabrics to create the texture and volume and shapes that I wanted.” Rorah is graduating in May and plans to return to Iowa State in the fall as a graduate student. She will be studying apparel merchandising and design with an emphasis in design. “With graduate school for apparel design you are given the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the technology used in the apparel industry, such as the 3D body scanner, digital textile printer and the CAD Optitex pattern-making software,” Rorah said. “I decided to go to graduate school because this year I started learning more about these technologies and I really wanted to be able to experiment more with them.” Rorah said she believes having a background in technology will help her if she decides to start her own business after graduate school. She also said she would like to attain her master’s degree to provide herself with another career path — teaching apparel classes in the future. For now, Rorah is planning to take her senior collection to bridal shows and show customers what she has to offer. She is
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Whitney Rorah, senior in apparel, merchandising and design, designed “Engineered Athlete” for the street wear category in The Fashion Show 2014 on Saturday at Stephens Auditorium. Rorah earned the Best in Show award.
also designing a flower girl dress for a fall wedding as well as five bridesmaids dresses for a separate client. Rorah said her plans for after graduate school are undecided.
“I am unsure about exactly what I would like to do after graduate school,” Rorah said. “As of right now, I would love to open my own business, creating custom gowns, and continue
making bridal collections. A part of me also wants to work in the industry for a few years to see what that is like, but my first love is designing and creating my gowns from start to finish.”
High-waisted skirts, pants make runway appearance Integrate high fashion, nauticle trends into your everyday look By Miranda.Pollitt @iowastatedaily.com The Fashion Show 2014 is the biggest night of fashion for the ISU community. From wedding dresses to swimsuits, the show had a wide range of garments to display. But how can you take inspiration from these amazing outfits and incorporate it into your own style? There are a few stand out trends that graced the runway of which you should take note. A lot of the designers showed either rompers or jumpsuits. This is an easy trend to recreate. Most stores are now carrying this big trend for spring. Whether it is a solid color or printed, rompers are in trend this season. Large floral prints were also a common trend on the runway. Whether they were on a skirt, dress or crop top, they make a
big statement. This is also a simple trend to recreate. Florals are a staple for spring, so find any clothing item — whether it is in your closet or at the mall — with a bold floral print. C Wonder, the guest designer, showed a very nautical-inspired collection. It was full of stripes, lace, white, and — of course — anchors. You can recreate this huge trend by finding nautical inspired pieces in your closet. The designer had combinations of white on white, jeans and striped tops, and peplum accents. Any of these trends are easy to wear and to recreate. The last trend I noticed throughout the show was patterned pants. A look with bold black and white pants really stuck out to me. To recreate this trend you can simply find any pair of patterned pants, whether they are jeans or harem style pants.
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A model walks the runway wearing “Urban Achromatic” by Kate Bruce during The Fashion Show 2014 on Saturday at Stephens Auditorium. Each piece was created by ISU students. Left: Jen Hao Wong/Iowa State Daily
Large floral prints were one of the common trends on the runway during The Fashion Show 2014. Many trends featured during the show are easy to bring into your everyday outfits.
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Horoscope Today’s Birthday (4/08/04) This year of creative fertility begins with an Aries Mercury bang. Communications uncork your thriving. Home roots strengthen as your circle widens. Resolve past conflicts with compassion. Review structures, plans and priorities before 5/20. Make repairs, and release clutter. Summer brings a fun game. A personal revelation in autumn sparks a passion for freedom. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Across 1 Parking lot attendant 6 False friends 11 Brillo competitor 14 St. Teresa’s home 15 Just beginning to learn 16 Demolition need 17 High-maintenance Gonzales? 19 Native Nebraskan 20 Power co. service 21 Pitcher Maglie 22 Dove call 23 Off-the-cuff stuff 26 Took a chance on 28 Cinque e uno 29 Naps, say 33 Versatile bean 34 Fond du __, Wisconsin 35 Like a blue moon, in old Rome 36 Hand-holding group dances 39 Sacred synagogue cabinets 41 Muse of poetry 43 Forum robe 44 Rahm Emanuel, vis-à-vis Chicago 46 Felipe or Matty of baseball 47 Outdated PC monitor 48 Curly tormentor 49 December drop-in
51 __ to the city 52 Bee bites 55 One in the game 57 Curved part 58 Feverish 60 In need of sharpening 61 Round-bottomed cooker 62 Overeating bird tempting Sylvester? 67 Eden outcast 68 Spooky 69 “Sesame Street” roommate 70 “L.A. Law” co-star Susan 71 Sports page data 72 Sporty sunroofs Down 1 Airport shuttle, often 2 Many a Monopoly prop. 3 More than a fib 4 Respected village figure 5 President after Polk 6 Like “stewardess” nowadays, briefly 7 “I __ what you did there” 8 Meadow moms 9 Storm-tracking device
10 In vogue 11 Bullwinkle pal who’s been working out? 12 En pointe, in ballet 13 Waited in line, say 18 Harsh 23 Muslim religion 24 Stiller’s partner 25 Fussy Disney mouse? 27 Smudge on 49-Across’s suit 30 Poet Teasdale et al. 31 Refrain syllables 32 Kept under wraps 37 Shake hands (on) 38 Mythical man-goat 40 “It won’t be long” 42 Yield 45 Periods of power 50 Way off base 52 Cut, as logs 53 Valuable stash 54 Driving hazard 56 Bright-eyed 59 Actress __ Flynn Boyle 60 Salon supplies 63 __ for tat 64 Record producer Brian 65 Gratuity 66 “Right!”
Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 6 -- You’re especially lucky in love today and tomorrow. It’s your light-hearted demeanor. Talk about what’s most important to you, and discover something new about yourself. Share your appreciations with the ones who’ve earned them. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 5 -- Household issues demand attention today and tomorrow. Fix something that doesn’t work as you’d like. Desires align with the energy to fulfill them. Dig in the garden, and sow seeds for future sustenance. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 6 -- Get into the books today and tomorrow. Study new developments, and check all angles. Compare financial notes. A new assignment’s coming. Watch out for hidden agendas or a misunderstanding.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 7 -- Today and tomorrow could get profitable... gentle persistence works better than force. Enlist some help with a project. Lay a new foundation. Stay out of somebody else’s argument. Your efforts could seem blockede. Move slowly. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7 -- Consider the consequences of actions before taking them. Use your power responsibly and with compassion. Keep your goals in mind. Avoid expensive distractions and time-sucks. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 5 -- Stick close to home today and tomorrow, and take time for quiet contemplation. Consider a loved one’s wishes. Handle old jobs to make way for new. Let go of some distracting baggage you’ve been carrying.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 6 -- It’s a good time to set long-term goals. Rather than launching into action, consider different strategies and directions first. Study, research, and enjoy fascinating conversation with someone who enjoys the same subject. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 -- For the next two days, track calls, orders, and income carefully. Keep paperwork current, and rely on your schedule and budget. Consider an investment in your own education. What would you love to learn about?
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 6 -- A new associate could become a valuable partner. Keep your promises, and plug away to get the work done. Avoid office scandals, gossip or controversy. Someone’s willing to help, so create a win-win situation. Trade, barter and negotiate for creative solutions. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 5 - Actions could seem blocked or thwarted. Huddle up and put your heads together. Focus on making money today and tomorrow. Make note of what works. Review what needs to be done before the pace quickens.
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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6 -- Your efforts could seem stuck. Push too hard and there’s breakage. Your friends are a big help today and tomorrow; they come to the rescue. Align your new course with your core values and principles. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 6 -- Work takes priority today and tomorrow, but circumstances may not follow plans. You could overstep bounds if you force the action. Flexibility advances your cause.
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