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Committee hosts forum for community discussion By Aimee Burch Daily staff writer The search committee for the new dean of the College of Engineering has scheduled open forums in order to get feedback from the community. According to a news release, the Iowa State community will have the opportunity to talk with the committee Tuesday in the Oak Room of the Memorial Union from 4:10 to 5 p.m. The other forum is scheduled for Thursday in 207 Marston Hall, also from 4:10 to 5 p.m. The forums will be lead by search committee co-chairman David Holger, associate provost for academic programs and dean of the Graduate College, and co-chairman Luis Rico-Guittierez, dean of the College of Design. Jonathan Wickert, senior vice president and provost, will also help lead the forums. The interim dean of the College of Engineering is currently Mufit Akinc, professor of materials science and engineering and an associate scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. He has been serving as interim dean since May when the former dean of the College of Engineering, Jonathan Wickert, was selected to become Iowa State’s senior vice president and provost. Wickert replaced Elizabeth Hoffman as provost at the end of July. Wickert had served as the dean of the College of Engineering since 2009. Akinc officially started as the interim dean of the College of Engineering on July 30. The search committee is composed of 20 members and has been been formed to seek a successor for Wickert as dean of the College of Engineering. It is actively soliciting nominations from across engineering disciplines.
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Photo: Megan Wolff/ Iowa State Daily Workers prepare an American flag for display Monday to accompany President Barack Obama’s visit. Obama will give a speech on Central Campus.
Obama’s visit to ISU signals battle is on for Iowa’s votes
Logistics take over Central Campus for ‘historical event’
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By Dan.MacKenzie @iowastatedaily.com When President Barack Obama comes to speak on Iowa State’s campus Tuesday, he will be entering ISU history by being one of only three sitting presidents who have done so. According to the university, former Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton are the other two. To handle such a unique event, the university has had to do some logistical acrobatics to try to make sure that the president’s visit goes smoothly. “Many of us locally have dealt with political events, including past presidential visit events, but each event is unique,” said Rob Bowers, associate director of Public Safety. Bowers said events like presidential visits, while an interesting task, are essentially no different that other situations with large crowds on campus. He also said just because a large event is happening doesn’t mean the officers lose sight of their day-to-day work. “While we will have a large number of resources dedicated to the event … the protection of the student and university community is always our main concern,” said Bowers. While he could not comment on specifics for security reasons —
costs for maintaining the grounds, cleaning streets and even utilities will need to be tallied up. And while the total costs will not be known until well after the speech
President Barack Obama’s visit to Iowa State marks only the third time in university history that a sitting president has visited campus; the other two were Gerald Ford in 1976 and Bill Clinton in 1995. However, a closer race than expected makes Obama’s visit all the more important. With Iowa as one of the most divided political states in the country and its six electoral votes up for grabs, there is little doubt in anyone’s mind that both the Obama and Romney campaigns will be making a serious play for Iowa, especially with young voters. “Iowa is among several swing states that both Obama and Romney plan to target in this election cycle,” said Dianne Bystrom, director of the Catt Center for Women and Politics. “While Iowa has only six electoral votes, it is considered a swing state as President Obama’s nine-point margin of victory in Iowa in 2008 has dwindled to a dead-even race in 2012.” This is indeed a different race than 2008’s presidential election was; Obama won Iowa by nine points, but the latest polls indicate that Iowa is as close as ever.
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For those attending The gate to the event will be at the intersection of Osborn Drive and Morrill Road and will open at 10:30 a.m. Students are being encouraged to wear cardinal and gold Patrick Fleming, local musician from the band The Poison Control Center, will be the special entertainment for those in attendance while they wait for Obama to speak at 1:10 p.m. Everyone with a ticket needs to have the ticket filled out and in their possession when they arrive at the event; other than their ticket, students may bring a small camera and are encouraged to not bring any other items such as liquids, umbrellas or bags Water will be provided to those attending the event once they are inside
number of officers, where they will be working, etc. — it is clear that a lot of manpower will be dedicated to the event. The cost for such precautions, though, is still unknown. In addition to individual security,
GOP supporters prepare for Obama By Katelynn.McCollough @iowastatedaily.com Members of the ISU College Republicans and Iowa Romney supporters gathered at the Ames GOP Victory Office to prepare for President Barack Obama’s visit. About 25 people were present at the event as they shared snacks Romney and painted signs in show of support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “There are a lot of young conservatives,” said Forrest Irvine, junior in political science and president of the ISU College Republicans, who wants to show that ISU is not just a democratic campus. “We are a middle of the road campus.”
Photo: Randi Reeder/Iowa State Daily Kelsey Warner, freshman in agricultural and life sciences education, and Locky Catron, freshman in agricultural business, paint signs Monday at the GOP Victory Office in Ames.
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TAMPA, Fla. — A small but enthusiastic group of Ron Paul supporters Monday gave an early indication of the presence they hope to have at this week’s Republican convention. After the gavel closed a shortened session Monday afternoon, two dozen supporters of the Texas congressman congregated under a large sign on the convention floor reading “We can do better.”
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While the banner, hung by convention organizers, was a criticism of President Barack Obama, the Paul supporters were tweaking the message. Standing below it, the grew held their own signs from the former 2012 presidential candidate’s failed bid, suggesting a tweak at the GOP establishment: that the party would be better off with Paul than Mitt Romney as its presidential nominee. One convention official told CNN that organizers are not overly concerned about disrup-
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order, domestic abuse and assualt (reported at 5:30 a.m.). Manuel Gutierrez, 21, 6801 SE 4th Court, Des Moines, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct (reported at 1:17 a.m.). Lucas Kerns, 19, 3338 Foxley Drive, was arrested and charged with possession of alcohol while under the legal age, public consumption and interference with official acts (reported at 12:23 a.m.). Jared Lambertz, 19, 01 Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, was arrested and charged with possession of alcohol while under the legal age, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia (reported at 7:45 p.m.). Trevor Langholdt, 19, 520 Maple, was arrested and charged with public consumption (reported at 6 a.m.). Adrian Montero, 19, 2501 SE 17th St., Des Moines was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct (reported at 1:17 a.m.).
tions from Paul’s loyal band, noting that the group, which chanted briefly by the sign, was dwarfed by the thousands of Romney supporters who will fill the hall this week. The RNC announced plans to run a video tribute to Paul at the convention. Besides, the official asked, what would a political convention be without at least some dissent.
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Dustin Smothers, 29, 1106 Grand Ave., was arrested and charged with public intoxication (reported at 2:15 a.m.). Tommy York, 34, 1121 Delawear, Apt. 13, was arrested and charged with failure to serve jail time and assault causing bodily injury (reported at 2:49 a.m.).
Aug. 26 Brandt Brenneman, 21, 1305 Coconino, Apt. 109, was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence (reported at 1:34 a.m.). Caroline Enriquez, 20, 905 Dickenson Ave., Apt. 104, was arrested and charged with public consumption (reported at 3:25 a.m.). Bret Lang, 30, 602 S. Blackbird, Algona, was arrested and charged with public intoxication (reported at 4:42 a.m.). Alexander Ortiz, 21, 616 Billy Sunday Road, Apt. 106, was arrested and charged with public consumption (reported at 4:14 a.m.).
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Photo: Randi Reeder/Iowa State Daily Republican support signs lie on the floor of the GOP Victory Office in Ames to dry. Supporters will display signs on campus during President Barack Obama’s visit to campus.
Photo: Randi Reeder/Iowa State Daily Kelsey Warner, freshman in agricultural and life sciences education, paints a sign Monday to show support for Mitt Romney in preparation for President Barack Obama’s visit to Iowa State’s campus.
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The group of supporters plans to meet in front of the library at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. They are inviting all who wish to show their support for Romney to join. Those planning on supporting Romney do not have tickets to get inside the gate of the event but plan to find a visible spot nearby. “I plan on it being really respectful,” Irvine said, who explained they did not wish to interrupt Obama’s speech, but that “we also should be allowed to disagree.” Jonathon Laudner, sophomore in pre-business and a member of the College Republicans, is hoping to see a large crowd participate in showing support for Romney. “We’re wanting to make sure the people of Iowa know that Obama doesn’t have the youth vote wrapped up,” Laudner said, who has been disappointed to see fellow stu-
dents join the workforce and have difficulties finding jobs. Laudner and Irvine are hoping that their visibility on campus will help the College Republicans “network” and grow support for Romney. Laudner echoed Irvine, saying they in no way showed support for any heckling of Obama during the event, and they planned to remain in the free speech zone. Romney T-shirts were passed out at the meeting and a large number of signs were being made by volunteers. The signs had slogans such as “Students Give Obama an F,” “Romney = Jobs” and “The Hope is Gone,” as well as many more. Irvine said the College Republicans will have upcoming opportunities for students to get involved in the Romney campaign, such as helping with knocking on doors and making phone calls. “We plan on being pretty visible and active and in-
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Photo: Megan Wolff/Iowa State Daily Workers set up barriers Monday on Central Campus in preparation for President Barack Obama’s visit to Iowa State.
File photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily President Barack Obama shakes hands and waves to the audience after finishing his talk about student loans and college debt April 25, 2011, at the University of Iowa Field House.
Photo: Megan Wolff/Iowa State Daily A semitruck blocks the sidewalk Monday in front of Curtiss Hall before Tuesday’s speech by President Barack Obama on Central Campus.
>>LOGISTICS.p1A itself, it’s not likely Iowa State will be out too much. “Most of our costs will be on the campaign to pay for,” said Warren Madden, senior vice president for business and finance. “There will some dislocation costs that the university will incur in terms of security; normally you don’t get reimbursed for security. How much beyond what we would normally pay, we don’t have a handle on yet. The costs for the event itself, [the campaign] are paying for.” Madden said the campaign is paying the same rate that any other guest would be expected to pay to speak on campus. Generally the rate is $1,000 for the outdoor space west of Curtiss Hall, and any rooms inside the buildings go for about $500 each. In addition to the general rental costs, they’ve also agreed to reimburse for extra costs like utilities and groundskeeping. “One of the unknowns is the media costs,” Madden said. “The national media hasn’t decided if they’re going to broadcast from Ames. I suppose if the networks decide to set up and do evening news here, there will be a set of expenses associated with that. There might be a media tent, for example, and they also pay the reimbursement [for costs incurred].” Madden said that when the Straw Poll was here in Ames last August, the media had a large tent set up and broadcast a handful of Sunday morning political shows in the shadow of the Campanile.
This might be the reason the Obama campaign is targeting college campuses, Bystrom said. “In a close election, as predicted for 2012, all voter demographics are important,” Bystrom said. “The youth vote was very important to President Obama’s victory in 2008. … [However,] current polls show that young voters, 18 to 29, are less interested in this election than in 2008. “Of those who say they plan to vote, about 50 percent favor President Obama and 37 percent support Mitt Romney.” What’s more, with the expected support for Obama down from its peak of 66 percent in 2008, Iowa State and other universities can expect to be a target for both campaigns looking to sweep up undecided young voters. “Obama has a special love for ISU because during the 2008 Iowa Caucuses he had some great rallies on our campus,” said Steffen Schmidt, university professor in political science. “And if students vote in large numbers, they can make a huge difference.” Bystrom points out, young voter turnout may be lower this year because of the tone of the campaigns during this election. With so much negative mudslinging going back and forth on TV and other media venues, Bystrom expects students to be less excited about voting. “Young voters are more interested in positive messages — such as Obama’s promises of hope and change in 2008 — and might be turned off by all the negativity from both campaigns this year,” Bystrom said. With that being said, it’s apparent both Obama and Romney, assuming the latter makes a visit to Iowa State in the near future,
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will stress issues near and dear to the heart of college students. As said Schmidt, Obama has a key opportunity to speak tomorrow while Romney is in Tampa, Fla., at the 2012 Republican National Convention. “I think Obama will reiterate his theme that his policies prevented a collapse of the U.S. and that four more years will allow him to recharge jobs and growth,” Schmidt said. “He will also for sure talk about financial aid for students and how Romney will slash student loans.” Students with tickets to the event may see Obama speak Tuesday on Central Campus. Ticket holders will be allowed on site at 10:30 a.m. The president is expected to speak at 1:10 p.m. Students should expect delays and detours going to and from classes.
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Among all of the concessions made to ensure a smooth visit, Madden said the university has been careful not to seem as though it is endorsing any particular candidate. “We’re trying to treat this [event] as we would any other event. And if the Republican candidate wanted to come to Ames, and wants the same kinds of things, they would get treated in the same fashion,” he said.
If one listens to political analysts and talking heads, it is very likely Mitt Romney will also show up in Iowa before November. Above all, though, Madden said, this is still a historical event. “Independent of your political view, I see it as an event for a sitting president to come to our campus,” Madden said. “I see it as a great opportunity, without regard to politics.”
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Conventions begin to name candidates Presidential race gathers speed, faces ‘end game’ ByAimee.Burch @iowastatedaily.com It’s that time of the political cycle again when Republican and Democratic party delegates meet in one of the country’s biggest cities to formally nominate their candidate for the November presidential election. The conventions, usually a three-day media spectacle, bring a massive amount of attention to the party and their candidates. “You tend to get much bigger bounces in national public opinion polls. ... It usually is a three-day uninterrupted commercial /infomercial otherwise known as the national conventions,” said Mack Shelley, university professor in political science, in a previous interview with the Daily. “The Republicans will be meeting in Tampa, and they’ll have the airwaves pretty much to themselves. The Democrats won’t be just twiddling their thumbs during that, but you just can’t really get a word in edgewise because the media ... will be following the convention and it kind of drowns out everything else.” Shelley said that the attention the conventions generate is what can drive up approval ratings, at least temporarily. “Typically what happens is, the Republicans will have their
convention and they’re pretty much guaranteed to bounce upward. They may even get above Obama in some of the polls,” Shelley said. “Then ... the Democrats do their thing a couple weeks later. Unless something really catastrophic happens, the usual playbook is the Democrats get their bounce.” After a tense few days of waiting to see where Tropical Storm Isaac chose to exercise his wrath this week, the Republicans are meeting in Tampa, Fla., for the 2012 Republican National Convention. Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, gaveled in and gaveled out, both officially beginning the convention and taking a recess until after Isaac hits. Priebus unveiled the debt clock at the start of the convention, saying: “This clock reminds every delegate and every American why we are here in Tampa — because America can and must do better,” Priebus said. “Every American’s share of the national debt has increased by approximately $16,000 during the current administration.” Tentatively — unless Isaac strikes again — Ann Romney will speak Tuesday night along with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Republican vicepresidential candidate Paul Ryan will speak Wednesday, and Mitt Romney will close out the convention Thursday. The Democratic Party will not meet until Sept. 4
Details about conventions Republican Convention Aug. 27 to 30 Taking place in Tampa, Fla. Keynote speeches include: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ann Romney, Chris Christie
Democrat Convention Sept. 4 to 6 Charlotte, N.C. Anticipated speakers include: Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton
to 6 in Charlotte, N.C., but Democratic candidate and U.S. President Barack Obama, along with the rest of the party, will still be active. Obama kicks off a tour of college towns today, including stops here in Ames, Fort Collins, Colo., and Charlottesville, Va. Obama will also be in Iowa Saturday at an event in Des Moines in the lead-up to the national convention. The Democratic National Convention will also feature a speaking lineup of heavy hitters. Along with Obama and his running mate Joe Biden formally accepting the nomination, former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Chris Crist, former Republican governor of Florida, and Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor, are on tap to speak during the three-day event.
Business fraternities open doors for new entrepreneurs Beginning professionals network and interconnect By Trevor.Werner @iowastatedaily.com Business fraternities at Iowa State are a great resource for new students as well as upperclassmen looking to make connections in the business world. There are three business fraternities at Iowa State: Beta Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Sigma Pi. Beta Alpha Psi is a national honor society in addition to being a scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. It is focused on introducing its members to faculty and professionals in the business community. They bring in a leading accounting business to each of their weekly meetings to give presentations on many different topics including interview tips, resume tips and networking. “Our whole goal is to bridge the gap between Iowa State students and recruiters,” said Laura Twedt, graduate assistant in accounting and president of Beta Alpha Psi. “We hold receptions after our weekly meetings to let our students have some face-to-face time with recruiters, and a lot of the time these are the same recruiters who come to the career fair. I think it really gives our students a leg up on other students as they are getting to meet them beforehand and form a relationship on a more personal basis before handing them their resume.” Beta Alpha Psi requires a perspective member to be an accounting, finance or management information system majors. Perspective members must also have completed at least 30 semester hours and have a cumulative GPA of no less than a 3.0. Alpha Kappa Psi is a professional business fraternity which focuses mainly on professional development. They are open to all majors and grade levels. “We like to provide value to our members in three different ways,” said Adam Hesseltine, senior in finance and president of Alpha Kappa
Three different business fraternities Beta Alpha Psi: A national honor society and scholastic professional accounting fraternity. Accounting, finance and management information systems majors only. Alpha Kappa Psi: A professional business fraternity. All majors and grades welcome to join. Delta Sigma Pi: A professional business fraternity. Open to all majors within the various disciplines of business administration.
Psi. “One is professional development, two is social connections, and three is through charitable events and service.” He went on to describe the difference between this organization and other business clubs who focus on professional development. The main thing he said was the close social circle which develops between members of this organization. Membership in Alpha Kappa Psi requires a number of community service and fundraising hours. Alpha Kappa Psi requires its members to create a signature book, a pledge paddle and a song in addition to hosting a social and completing a national exam. Delta Sigma Pi has a main focus on professional development and allows its members access to tours of various businesses and speakers from the business world. Each fraternity has an overarching national presence which controls the bylaws of the fraternities and offers various scholarship opportunities to its members. The main connection between all of these organizations is they all focus on getting students connected to businesses. Membership in these organizations is a way to stand out among the large crowd of business students all vying for the same careers.
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Police commander addresses common concerns By Megan.Swindell @iowastatedaily.com All the new students are moved in; upperclassmen are in their new off-campus living arrangements, and cops are on the lookout. With such new environments and responsibilities, not all ISU students are clear on their rights regarding alcohol both on and off campus. “It depends on the circumstances at the time,” said Jim Robinson, commander of criminal investigations for the Ames Police, when asked whether or not underage students can get into legal trouble if they are sober at a gathering with alcohol present. Robinson explained it is possible, if an underage student is in the presence of alcohol, it could be construed that the minor had intentions to drink. “It depends on what the officer is able to articulate in court if [the minor] were to be charged,” Robinson said. The right to search bags or backpacks students are carrying is another area where ISU students are confused on their rights. “It depends on what the officer observes while interacting with that person throughout that particular contact,” Robinson said, in response to whether or not an officer can search the bag of a person walking down the street. “If the officer has reasonable suspicion and can articulate those reasons, it is possible that the bag can be looked into.” The Fourth Amendment states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly
Photo: Yanhua Huang/Iowa State Daily A man asks for a police officer’s help on the Welch Avenue during the first weekend of the new semester on Saturday. Ames police are around to help and offer bits of advice for students on how to stay within the confines of the law during the semester.
describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Robinson It is within a person’s rights to decline a search of his or her belongings; however, police officers can act under the pretense of probable cause. Another often asked question is: “Can a cop come onto private property to bust a party?” The answer is yes, if there is probable cause. The most
common causes would be noise complaints and if the officer actually witnesses some form of criminal activity. Apartments, houses, and fraternity houses are all considered within the district of Ames and, as such, fall under its laws. According to Chapter 16 of the city of Ames Municipal Code, a noise complaint can be filled if the decibel level of the premises reaches 60 decibels from 7 a.m. to midnight and 55 decibels from midnight to 7 a.m. If you breach those levels, a police officer has a right to visit your home.
The best way to not get caught underage drinking is simple: Don’t drink while underage. Unlike a DUI, which requires a .08 blood alcohol level to be charged, if you are found on the street with any amount alcohol in your system, you can be charged with public intox. With greater degree of freedom comes greater degrees of responsibility. Understanding all the rights that come with being an ISU student is no less of a responsibility than turning in homework on time or not engaging in academic dishonesty.
Prevalent questions about drinking laws Q: Can you get in trouble if you’re sober at a party? A: “It depends on the circumstances at the time,” said Ames Police Commander Jim Robinson. It is possible, if an underage student is in the presence of alcohol, it could be construed that the minor had intentions to drink. “It depends on what the officer is able to articulate in court if [the minor] were to be charged,” Robinson said.
Q: Can a cop search my bag if I’m just walking down a sidewalk? A: “It depends on what the officer observes while interacting with that person throughout that particular contact,” Robinson said in response to whether or not an officer can search the bag of a person walking down the street. “If the officer has reasonable suspicion and can articulate those reasons, it is possible that the bag can be looked into.”
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Memoriam: Barbara Mack Barbara Marie Mack, a passionate student of life who spread her zest for learning to her own students, family and friends, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday. She was 59. Barbara’s two professional passions were the law and journalism, which she wove into a remarkable career that spanned four decades. A 26year veteran of the ISU faculty, Barbara was an associate professor and assistant director of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and a noted First Amendment lawyer. This was to be her last semester before retiring from teaching. Barbara was born on Oct. 26, 1952, in Des Moines to Eddie and Helen Mack. She wore her east-side roots as a badge of honor and graduated high school from the girlsonly St. Joseph’s Academy of Des Moines. She put herself through college in just three years, receiving a B.A. in journalism from Iowa State in 1974. But by graduation time, Barbara was already at home in a newsroom. She started as a copy courier at age 16 with The Des Moines Register and Tribune Co., then rose to reporter after graduation, blazing the trail for Register women covering courts and crime news. From those earliest career days, she was passionate about First Amendment issues. She even helped found the Iowa Freedom of Information Council in 1975. Her love of the law drew her to Drake University Law School, where she also met her future husband Jim Giles. The couple later married on Barbara’s birthday in, aptly chosen, Santa Barbara, Calif. She received her Juris Doctor in 1977 and then joined the Register and Tribune’s legal team, supporting First Amendment efforts throughout the state. She eventually rose to General Counsel of the
Register and Tribune C o m p a n y, overseeing the sale of that company to Gannett Mack Co. in 1986. Barbara then started a new chapter, moving from newsroom to classroom. She returned to Iowa State as professor Mack, where she became one of its most beloved faculty members. She gave aspiring journalists their first taste of the profession in introductory courses, and schooled student reporters on the finer points of journalism and the law in legal seminars, always with classroom antics that both entertained and inspired her students. Barbara generously served as career counselor, life coach and substitute “mom” to any student in need. From 1991-93, Barbara stepped out of the classroom to serve as executive assistant to then-ISU President Martin Jischke. But her passion for teaching soon saw her back at the Greenlee School. Her teaching achievements brought her many awards over the years including being among the first group of ISU faculty to win the college Master Teacher Award in 2000. She also received the college’s Outstanding Introductory Teaching Award in 1995, and in 2011, won the ISU Alumni Association top award for Superior Service. She was also named the Louise Noun Visionary Woman by the Young Women’s Resource Center in 2011. The center was a favorite cause of Barbara’s, who could identify with its young women working to chart their own successful life paths. Her community service included several board memberships. She was a long-time adviser to the Daily and most recently chaired the Editorial Integrity Committee for Iowa Public Television.
Memorial service A memorial service for professor Barbara Mack has been planned for Sept. 7. The service will be held on the north side of the Campanile on Central Campus from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m., but as of this time, specifics on speakers for the event have not yet been set. Students, faculty, staff and the community are encouraged to come and share their memories of Mack, who passed away in the early morning of Thursday. Those wishing to share a memory of Mack may do so in a blue book. These can be picked up at 101 Hamilton Hall or at the memorial. It is asked that no one write their name on the front cover. The memories from the blue books will be combined to create a “Blue Book of Memories.” All donations made in honor of Mack will go toward an endowment to further professional education of undergraduate students at the Greenlee School of Journalism. Any donations can be made at www.foundation. iastate.edu/mack.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father; mother; and her brother, Richard. She is survived by her husband; her sister, Anne Mack of Columbia, Mo.; her niece, Anne Piedade of Bedford, N.Y.; and her nephew, Mark Kordick of Greenwich, Conn., along with countless students, colleagues, neighbors and friends who admired and loved her and through whom her legacy will live on. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Friends of Iowa Public Television or the Animal Rescue of League of Iowa. — Full version published in The Des Moines Register on Aug. 26.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa offers its deepest condolences to the students, staff, faculty, alumni and administration of our sister-in-higher education, the Greenlee School at Iowa State University, on the passing of Professor Barbara Mack. Professor Mack is a legend of Iowa journalism practice and education. She will never be forgotten; her principles and example live on.
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Obama’s visit brings some inconvenience Writing about President Obama’s visit to campus today is stating what should now be the obvious. Slated to articulate his vision of American economic prosperity in terms of a diffuse ability among young people to fund the cost of acquiring a college degree (through tax credits and Pell Grants), what is more compelling than his choice of words is the immense inconvenience his arrival on campus will be for students. CyRide will be rerouted off campus, Central Campus will be closed to pedestrian traffic, most of Curtis Hall will be unavailable and those in attendance will have to fork over their bags, umbrellas, and liquids (including water). The choice of venue, however, preserves his old eloquence. Rather than speaking at Hilton Coliseum, as he did in 2007, which is a large but closed-in space, Obama will now speak in the middle of campus on one of the largest (and most famous) open university spaces in the country. Politics is an activity that occurs out in the open. It can be viewed by the most casual observer. It can be affected by anyone who wants to participate. As a matter of course, things such as details of people’s personal lives during criminal investigations and civil suits, personal data, plans for national security and the like, cannot and should not be accessible to everyone. But while not all government activity can be in plain view, the larger process can be. In a representative government, it must be. Sunlight in government is essential if voters are to hold their officers accountable. In those ways, the metaphor that lies in Obama’s preference for the open space of Central Campus to an auditorium is apt. Unfortunately, holding campaign rallies outside on university campuses does not translate into government transparency. A deep chasm separates the delivery of a speech to thousands of college students and effectively but openly governing an independent country, especially one as powerful and important as the United States. His first full day in office, Obama told the apparatus of our federal government that “The way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable. And the way to hold the government accountable is to make it transparent so that the American people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they’re being made, and whether their interests are being well served....Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” Today, whether it was intended or not, he reminds us of that pledge. It remains to be seen how well he will uphold it.
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Court balances legislature Judicial review protects Americans from excesses of politics
Editor’s note: This column is part two of a two-part series in which the author examines the power of judicial review and the relation of the judicial branch of government to the executive and legislative, in light of efforts by Republicans in 2010 and 2012 to prevent the retention of Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled that Iowa’s law restricting marriage to heterosexual couples was in conflict with the Iowa Constitution.
n my previous column, I argued that the renewed efforts of social conservatives such as Bob Vander Plaats, together with the directive of Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker, show a willful ignorance as to the validity of judicial review. Today I suggest, additionally, that such a practice is indispensable. Judicial review safeguards the freedoms and liberties of all Americans; each of us has an equal likelihood of being assisted by the practice. Tyranny of the majority is a very real problem, and our constitutional system was designed to keep it at bay. Judicial review by an active judiciary is an integral part of that system. For such an exposition we must look largely to the writings of Alexander Hamilton, principal author of the Federalist Papers, a project on which he collaborated with John Jay and James Madison, the man credited with writing the Constitution in 1787. Provisions such as the Bill of Rights would be meaningless without a judiciary capable of reconciling them with laws passed by the legislature. Hamilton wrote in Federalist 78: “Specified exceptions to the legislative authority.... can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void. Without this, all the reservations of particular rights or privileges would amount to nothing.” The practice of judicial review exercised an important balancing function; “the courts were designed...to keep [the legislature] within the limits assigned to their authority.” Judicial review would keep excesses of power to a minimum: “No legislative act...contrary to the Constitution, is valid. To deny this would be to affirm that... men acting by virtue of powers may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid,” Hamilton wrote. Compared to the executive and
Photo courtesy of Flickr/ Phil Roeder Judicial review safeguards the freedoms and liberties of all Americans; each of us has an equal likelihood of being assisted by the practice.
By Michael.Belding @iowastatedaily.com legislative branches of government, which hold the proverbial power of the sword and purse and prescribe “the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated,” the courts are a passive agent of government. Hamilton explained: “The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society, and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.” So to the extent that the Iowa Supreme Court judges “legislated from the bench” in the Varnum v. Brien decision to allow samesex marriage in Iowa, they did so because they struck down a limitation on marriage, not by rewriting the law. Without actual policymaking powers, the courts’ role is to keep within constitutional bounds the
policy that is made by executives and legislators. That role is important. Hamilton’s insight was that “In a monarchy it is an excellent barrier to the despotism of a prince; in a republic it is a no less excellent barrier to the encroachments and oppressions of the representative body. And it is the best expedient which can be devised in any government to secure a steady, upright, and impartial administration of the laws.” Prioritizing the Constitution over laws enacted either directly by the people through referendums or through their representatives using the legislative process, will safeguard the actual will of the people. The power of judicial review, Hamilton wrote, “only supposes that the power of the people is superior to both, and that where the will of the legislature, declared in its statutes, stand in opposition to that of the people, declared in the Constitution, the judges ought to be governed by the latter rather than the former.” Really, the issue comes down to allowing interested parties to sit on their own juries. Hamilton said as much in explaining the judiciary, in Federalist 80: “No man ought certainly to be a judge in his own cause, or in any cause in respect to which he has the least interest or bias.” Hamilton was not alone in decrying biased judging; his partner on the Federalist Papers project,
James Madison, had made a similar argument months earlier. He did so in a now-famous essay, Federalist 10, in which he examined the causes and remedies for factions in politics. He wrote: “No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time.” Hamilton expected, from a combination of judicial independence and the judiciary’s power of review, an “inflexible and uniform adherence to the rights of the Constitution, and of individuals.” They would do so because courts reconcile the results of politics (law) with the Constitution. Leaving that responsibility to the political branches of government, which Vander Plaats and Spiker seem to be suggesting we do, would leave judgment in the hands of an inherently biased group. There are legitimate reasons for rejecting judges. Fulfilling one corner of the triangle that is a balanced government is not one of them.
Michael Belding is a graduate student in history from Story City, Iowa.
Self-realization occurs in college Forward thinking comes from students, not teachers
ollege is nearly as much a time of selfactualization as one of self-realization. Many students go to their respected By Scott.Watson universities with the desire for a degree and intentions of making good memories and great @iowastatedaily.com friends along the way. Students often feel they have a good grasp on who they are and what age group of society, in nearly every culture they value as they enter college, but leave with throughout time. a matured sense of self, ripened by their years Universities are often credited (or engulfed in diversity. maligned) for leading their students to new, Everyone has heard the chastisement of radical ideals. I believe it to be the product of college schooling systems and their tendencies a student’s mind being released from the harfor pushing “left-leaning” curricula on their ness of familiarity as they leave the safety of students. I used to believe that was simply their guardian’s watch. For 18 years, a person how college was, you show up to class your is raised and indoctrinated in the beliefs of freshman year and are immediately spoon fed their guardians. Whether the person follows liberal propaganda indiscriminately to the the teachings of their guardian or rebels and point of brainwashing us (students) to think opposes them, they are undoubtedly affected just like them (faculty). I have not found this to by those teachings. It’s not until a person cuts be the case. Most of the political agenda pushthemselves out of their safety net and experiing seems to happen within the student body. ences the world for themselves that they truly Most of the forward-thinking initiatives come begin to create their own schema of values from the students. and morals based not only on the teachings Personal evolution of ideals happens in received from guardians but from their own excollege not because professors are teaching periences as a member of the world as well. left leaning or “progressive” curriculum but Iowa State is a fairly diverse place as Iowa because students are allowed to separate goes; it doesn’t take too much exploring to find themselves from what they previously knew someone with a few different points of view and accepted and are surrounded by new ideas from your own. Visit with anyone you can to get and ways of thinking different from their own. their point of view; especially if they come from This is an important and ever revolving piece a different place than you. Talk about someof any progressive society. Nearly every recent thing relevant, something stirring; not merely push for civil rights, every revolution, every an account of recent events. I’m sure you can’t cry for peace and acceptance has begun in our make it through three sentences before finding
a topic you can disagree on. But don’t hesitate to pursue the conversation because of differing opinions, this is how new ideas are formed and poor, previous conclusions are reverted. Many of our standing ideals are founded in a small amount of logic but remain our ideals because we rarely stop to consider the underlying reason for a belief — ignorance veiled by ignorance. Seek differing conclusions, challenge your own pre-existing conclusions, reformat if necessary, repeat. This doesn’t mean you should take everything you hear on a Friday night as fact; but be open minded to the reality that it could be fact, and you may have been wrong on the subject. This is progress in motion — new ideas are formed from the ashes of old as previous flaws in logic are corrected or reworked for a different solution. It is our age group in society that attempts to fix what is wrong with our world and make a change (presumably for the better). Go, mingle and diversify yourselves. As ridiculous as it may sound, it is our turn to make a splash in history, to correct an injustice, or simply change the way our world views something or someone. Don’t be afraid to have a meaningful conversation. Talk about real issues, become educated, spread the good ideas and discard the bad ones. We have the pleasure and the obligation as college students to change and move the world in the path of progress, in which it must evolve to appease our incoming generation’s revamped ideals.
Scott Watson is a senior in communication studies from Ventura, Iowa
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Don’t let beliefs determine your vote President should be chosen based on politics, not God
eligious beliefs are a great thing, and if it makes you feel better about life, don’t let anyone tell you differently. But don’t let religion define how you interpret issues when voting for president. Cathedral Age, a magazine from Washington National Cathedral, asked President Barack Obama and likely presidential contender Mitt Romney eight questions Aug. 21 concerning their views on faith in public life and in their personal lives. In the interview, Romney said those who “seek to remove from the public domain any acknowledgment of God” aren’t following our founding fathers’ plans for the country. Romney brought up the position of church and state, noting religion has been decreased in recent years. At one point, he said: “We are a nation ‘under God,’ and in God, we do indeed trust.” Assuming he was focusing on the line in the “Pledge of Allegiance,” that little bit about us being a nation “under God” isn’t exactly true. The original version of pledge, written in August 1892 by Francis Bellamy, read: “I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” In 1954, “under God” was added after “one nation” to make the version we know today. It was added due to President Dwight D. Eisenhower encouraging Congress that Christian religion was essentially an antithesis to the rising Communist menace, not because religion was cornerstone of this country’s politics. That idea was likely thanks to this piece from Aug. 9, 1953: Communism “regards religion psychologically as mere wishful thinking, intellectually as the product of fear and ignorance, and historically as serving the ends of exploiters,” according to “Communism’s Challenge to Christianity” by Martin Luther King Jr. Now, Romney is probably as aware of these facts as most people are, which is to say he isn’t. But don’t think this is just a Romney issue. In the interview Obama was asked: “How does faith play a role in your life?” He said: “At the end of the day, God is in control — and my main responsibility is to love God with all of my heart, soul and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself. Now, I don’t always live up to that standard, but it is a standard I am always pursuing.” Both Romney and Obama, and all those other
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Vilsack’s policies appear unsound
Unless of course you think it is okay to just use pieces of our Constitution today to keep the peace, much as people adhere only to pieces of the Bible and ignore others to suit government needs. Let’s stop trying to make decisions about politicians based on religious beliefs or willingness to cite God as the basis for their proposals. We are a country of ideas, and most of the popular religions don’t allow for the kind of freedoms and ideas this country is based upon. We can keep our religion, and we can live by our religion, but we have to allow religion to be secondary to government so that we can all continue to pursue, and someday share, equality.
Christie Vilsack’s positions are troubling to students like myself who are hoping to enter the workforce in a rebounding economy. Vilsack supports ObamaCare, a law that a recent Ernst & Young study showed would cost Americans more than 700,000 jobs. ObamaCare creates more than 20 new taxes — most of which will fall on the middle-class and small business owners. ObamaCare will surely be a deterrent to businesses looking to hire students like myself out of college. Rep. Steve King has a plan to reign in Washington’s outof-control spending through a bipartisan Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Gov. Terry Branstad has used Iowa’s law requiring a balanced budget to increase jobs and encourage growth. But Vilsack called this measure “a gimmick” and is poised to continue mortgaging students’ future by continuing to run up our national debt. As a student who hopes to enter a growing workforce, I cannot support Vilsack. Her policies will raise taxes on job creators and the middle class and cost Americans jobs. Her opposition to reining in Washington’s spending means young people will be burdened by increased taxes in the future because of the inability to make a tough decision today.
Gabriel Stoffa is a graduate student in political science from Ottumwa, Iowa.
senior in accounting.
Neither Romney or Obama ... really need to mention religion as they weave their political webs, except as a way of manipulating people to agree with them.
politicians, don’t really need to mention religion as they weave their political webs, except as a way of manipulating people to agree with them. You see, religion was only mentioned in one place in the original Constitution (Article VI, paragraph 3): “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Religion is later mentioned in the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Historically, so many religions — Christianity and Islam for obvious examples — killed people in the name of “God” during religious wars that it was a no-brainer to not let a religion be a deciding factor for the establishment of our new country and its laws. I guess maybe, just maybe, our founding fathers had the right idea in leaving out any religious inclusion in government, and that maybe we need to stop pushing religion into politics apart from as war effort. It was a great political maneuver for stability against opposition in war — we even used it as a clarion call during our war for independence — but, like all wartime decisions, it should have been set aside when peace was again seemingly established. Or instead, why not go the other direction and treat religions as political organizations? We already describe corporations as people. Christianity seems to be the leading choice in America, so why not ditch the Founding Fathers’ advice to keep religion out, since so many Americans have this burning desire to have politicians use religion, specifically Christianity, as a basis for laws? Does that sound like a country you want, one where the Bible is the basis for our laws? If you’ve read the Bible, you might have a few qualms with that idea.
Photo courtesy of Flickr/ Timefortea3 Christianity’s Ten Commandments establish a very different set of rules than does the Constitution. Religion and government should not mix, as the founding fathers laid out in the Constitution.
Jacob Polkinghorn is a
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MBA named among most affordable By Trevor.Werner @iowastatedaily.com Photo: Iowa State Daily
Sigler Co. restructures By Trevor.Werner @iowastatedaily.com Sigler Companies announced Thursday that Innova Ideas & Services will be relocating its staff from their location on Main Street in Ames to consolidate their business to better reach their customers. Sigler Companies began in Ames in 1958 as Sigler Printing, and it has evolved over the years to become a family of businesses with divisions in marketing, public relations, creative services, printing and branded apparel and merchandise. Innova was established in 1998 and is one of Iowa’s top marketing and creative services agencies. They provide marketing, public relations, graphic design, Web design, copywriting, social media, mobile media and event management nationwide. “A year and a half ago we gathered our employees together and began brainstorming ideas for professional growth,” said Beth Cross, Sigler Companies CEO. “And out of that brainstorming, consolidating our businesses was overwhelmingly proposed.” All employees of the Innova office located on Main Street will be consolidated into the Innova office at 516 Third St. in downtown Des Moines. Employees from the other Innova offices in Ames and Des Moines will be moving to the Sigler office at 3100 S. Riverside Drive in Ames. “Jobs will not be cut during this move,” Cross said. “ It will just ensure that the right people are in the right places to help meet our customer’s needs and best serve the community.”
The U.S. News and World Report has recently awarded Iowa State’s MBA program as being among the least expensive public B-schools for out-of-state tuition. Students in the MBA program at Iowa State pay about $21,000 per semester while on average students nationwide pay $34,000 per semester. In a separate study, Iowa State’s MBA program was ranked No. 64 in the country among accredited universities as well as No. 3 in overall placement rate after graduation. “It really shows our students get an outstanding value when you have a program which is this strong of quality and you aren’t paying as much in tuition,” said Michael Crum, Raisbeck Endowed dean for the College of Business. “Of the 10 least expensive universities for out of state students MBA programs, we were the highest ranked in quality … by quite a bit.” He went on to describe how the College of Business tries to keep a “student-centric state of mind” and make sure the needs of students always come first. Financial issues are becoming a major concern at Iowa State. President Steven Leath has listed financial issues as one of his major concerns during his presidency. The College of Business agrees with Leath, stating they look for every opportunity to reduce costs to students. “We in the College of Business try to be efficient in everything we do; we are a very lean college,” Crum said. “When we spend money we try to put it where it will have the greatest impact on students and their learning.” Tuition costs have always been a priority for the College of Business. “We utilize that money to hire more faculty and to provide a lot of other students support at the undergraduate level,” Crum said. “Our
communications center and Gerdine Leadership Programs are good examples of that, at the graduate level we have professional development courses that the students have to take above and beyond the content courses, where we bring in experts on a variety of topics and skills.” The College of Business also made the choice to use differential tuition about four years ago to help with funding programs for the college. Differential tuition is a fee a college charges which is above and beyond the regular or base tuition rate. Students in the college of business will only be charged differential tuition if they are in the professional business program with 60 or more credits. Students pay $821 extra per semester once they pass the 60 credit mark, which is generally during the junior and senior years. “The money we have collected from the differential tuition from our students we plow right back into the program we generate it from,” Crum said. “So we don’t use differential tuition revenue from our MBA students and apply it to our undergraduate program and vice-versa.” This is not the only place differential tuition is used. According to the College of Business website, “Iowa State’s College of Engineering charges its juniors and seniors differential tuition, as do certain majors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Design.” Crum went on to explain how the money they receive from tuition and other revenue sources to improve a student’s experience and education. “My predecessor, [Labh] Hira, did an outstanding job of bringing in private funds to help support our efforts,” Crum said. “Not only are we utilizing money received from tuition and state appropriations, but also the support we get from companies, alumni and other friends of the college have been really helpful in helping to keep the costs down for the students.”
Top 10 most Top 10 cheapest expensive business schools business schools Lamar University (TX) - $15,868 University of California— Berkeley (Haas) - $53,396 University of Michigan—Ann Arbor (Ross) - $52,944 University of California—Los Angeles (Anderson) - $52,580 University of Virginia (Darden) - $52,000 University of North Carolina— Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) -$50,613 University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (Carlson) - $48,566 University of California— Riverside (Anderson) - $48,153 University of California—Davis - $47,526 University of Maryland— College Park (Smith) $47,448 University of Texas—Austin (McCombs) - $47,136
University of North CarolinaWilmington (Cameron) - $17,300 University at Buffalo-SUNY - $19,627 Clemson University (SC) - $20,010 University of North Carolina— Greensboro (Bryan) - $20,896 Iowa State University - $21,864 San Diego State University - $22,868 University of Houston (Bauer) - $23,638 University of Alabama (Manderson) - $24,230 CUNY—Baruch College (Zicklin) (NY) - $24,600 Photo: Megan Wolff/Iowa State Daily Iowa State’s MBA program was named one of the least expensive and No. 3 in job placement.
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AVCA Poll — Aug. 27 1. Nebraska 2. Texas 3. UCLA 4. Penn State 5. Southern California 6. Hawaii 7. Purdue 8. Florida State 9. Stanford 10. Kentucky 11. Dayton 12. Washington 13. Pepperdine 14. Tennessee 15. Iowa State 16. Minnesota 17. Oregon 18. Florida 19. Illinois 20. San Diego 21. Kansas State 22. Michigan 23. Northern Iowa 24. Colorado State 25. California
Sept. 12, 1998 The last time Tulsa defeated a Big 12 team (35-20 against Oklahoma State)
Michael Vick: Dog sanctuary faces charges of animal abuse By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The founder of a dog sanctuary at NFL star Michael Vick’s former dogfighting compound said Monday that she was shocked to learn that she faces charges of animal cruelty and inadequate care of animals. Tamira Thayne said in a telephone interview that she read a newspaper report about the charges, but had neither spoken to authorities nor been served warrants. “I know nothing about it,” Thayne said. “I just got home from my honeymoon in St. Lucia. Apparently I was abusing dogs while I was gone.” Surry County Chief Animal Control Officer Tracy Terry said her office received complaints that led to an investigation, and the results prompted her to file the charges Friday. She declined to say specifically what led to the charges, but said Thayne should not be surprised. “There’s certain things I just can’t disclose right now,” the officer said. A hearing is set for Sept. 25 in Surry County General District Court on the inadequate care charge. No hearing date is set on the cruelty count. Both charges are misdemeanors. Thayne insisted she and her employees have done nothing wrong. “We take special pains to make sure our dogs are safe and happy,” she said. “They have a great life here. Vick tortured dogs to death and never once got charged with animal cruelty. Somebody needs to tell me what the hell is going on here.” Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, served 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to participating in an interstate dogfighting conspiracy. The enterprise operated out of his five-bedroom home and 15-acre property in rural Surry County, which he sold to a developer after he was charged. Thayne’s organization bought the former Bad Newz Kennels property last year for about $600,000 and turned it into a sanctuary for dogs that have been chained and penned.
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Armstrong: victim . . . or villain? File photo: Iowa State Daily Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads cheers on his team as they come back to the sidelines during the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in 2011.
Improvements made to offense Coach Rhoads assures changes will better prepare for Big 12 By Stephen.Koenigsfeld @iowastatedaily.com Coach Paul Rhoads said an everyday fan might not be able to distinctly recognize the implemented changes in the new offense this season. However, Rhoads said some changes have been made under new offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham. “The biggest question I have been asked about Courtney running our offense is: Are we going to be different?” Rhoads said. “[And] yeah, there’s going to be differences. ... There are differences, and I want to see those executed as we take the field.” With minor changes in the offense in place, players have learned some of those details from Messingham — expectations and play-calling — and how to adjust to them. Senior wide receiver Josh Lenz said the same expectations are still enforced. “We have the same expectations,” Lenz said. “We’re running a pretty similar offense that we had [last year]. We want to put points on the board.” Lenz said putting points on the board is critical in order to keep up and compete with teams in the Big 12. And with the slightly tweaked offense in place, the Cyclones hope to do just that. Throughout training camp and into the final weeks of preparation before this weekend’s game against Tulsa, quarterback Steele Jantz has talked about playing smart, mental football time and time again. “There’s a few expectations; one of them is to be a
Kicker battle update After his news conference, ISU coach Paul Rhoads said Edwin Arceo would handle the kickoff of Saturday’s season-opening game against Tulsa. Arceo has been neck-and-neck with true freshman Cole Netten in the battle for the spot as the team’s starting kicker. Rhoads has not named a starter but continues to include the factor of Netten having yet to use his redshirt. When asked about his 2012 recruiting class a week ago, Rhoads said Netten would be the only player from that class that would be in contention for not being redshirted.
smart offense, no forced penalties [and] don’t turn over the ball,” Jantz said. Jantz said the team has been trying to embrace the idea of being smart on the field, adding the offense expects to be explosive. Another change to the offense comes within the depth chart. Last season, Jerome Tiller was listed as a quarterback. This year, Tiller is listed under the wide receiver position. Jantz said having Tiller in the wide receiver position is a great addition. “One thing about Jerome is as a former quarterback, he understands the offense,” Jantz said. “So as a receiver, the little things a receiver might not know, he knows. He knows and understands the defense really well.” Jantz will lead the Cyclone offense on the field Saturday against Tulsa. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at Jack Trice Stadium.
Positives overshadow opening weekend’s results By Cory.Weaver @iowastatedaily.com Optimism radiated from Iowa State volleyball coach Christy Johnson-Lynch at her weekly news conference on Monday despite her team going 1-2 in its opening weekend. The final scores don’t begin to tell the story, and Johnson-Lynch said she was very pleased with her team’s performance. “We played really well,” JohnsonLynch said. “The two losses we did have, we played two great teams, we were toe to toe all the way and I think we played great.” The 10th-ranked Cyclones breezed past Cincinnati 3-0 Friday afternoon but lost 3-2 to both No. 12 Florida State and the hosting No. 15 Tennessee on Saturday to start the season. Normally, the non-conference season is a time for teams to play some opponents that will give them a few easy wins to start off the season. For Iowa State, Johnson-Lynch wanted to give her team a challenge and veteran middle Jamie Straube agreed. “We could have went and played three OK teams, smoked them out of the water and came out with a 3-0 record and been like ‘OK, we’re pretty good’ but in a way, you learn so much more from a loss, especially from those teams,” Straube said. “I would much rather play a great team now, lose by a couple points, learn the things that we need to work on, play them again in December and be
File photo: Iowa State Daily Outside hitter Jamie Straube spikes the ball against her Nebraska opponents at Hilton Coliseum. Straube gained the Cyclones 18 points, 31 total attacks and 15 kills in their 1-3 loss to the Huskers.
able to fix those right away.” One thing Johnson-Lynch said she was happy with was the play of her freshman class. As the No. 6-ranked recruiting class in the country, the freshmen knew they had to come in and show why they were ranked so high, and senior outside hitter Rachel Hockaday said they did just that. “The freshmen really stepped up,” Hockaday said. “They all played great and we’re playing some top top teams, some championship programs, and they stepped right up and did great and handled the pressure well, and we were in some really tight situations, and they came through.” Freshman Mackenzie Bigbee
made her presence known as she led the Cyclones with 37 kills on the weekend and was named to the Comcast Lady Vol Classic AllTournament team. Fellow freshmen Caitlin Nolan and Andie Malloy saw significant points as well for the Cyclones. With the seven-person freshman class, Johnson-Lynch realizes she will have to redshirt some of them but said it is still up in the air. “The freshmen that didn’t play didn’t play because we’re still considering redshirting some of them,” Johnson-Lynch said. Those freshmen include setter Jenelle Hudson, middle blocker
Seven Tour de France medals. Seven yellow jerseys. Gone. Victim or villain? It’s up to you to decide which one to believe. The Lance Armstrong who battled and battled, defied the odds and became the greatest cyclist of all time, or the Lance Armstrong who doped so he could win, lied about it and then kept lying until he couldn’t afford the lawyers to fight his battles anymore. Pick a side. Take a stance. As Armstrong did. By putting down his sword, Armstrong is done fighting. But that doesn’t seem right because from what we know about Lance Armstrong. All he’s done his entire life is fight. The man was diagnosed with stage III testicular cancer that had spread into his abdomen, lungs and brain at only age 25. He was given only a 40-percent chance of survival, and he did it. Then he went on to win seven Tour de France titles in a row. Those stories don’t happen. There are things like batting titles, scoring records and championships. But defeating cancer is an entirely different accomplishment. Maybe that’s why some people, if not most, choose to believe in him. To believe that his story is in fact true. That he did defeat cancer and did win those titles by his own merit, not from illegal use of performanceenhancing drugs. He’s different from the baseball players who have been caught. He’s been relentlessly pursued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency like it’s an old-time witch hunt. He’s not some big-headed, egotistical jerk. Or is he? Victim or villain? This time it’s different. It wasn’t just another case of a baseball player getting into trouble that we seem to hear every few weeks. We as fans virtually became numb to all of it. Accusation and denial. Over and over. Even of those who were acquitted of charges, like Roger Clemens, do we really believe he didn’t use them? Probably not. How about Barry Bonds? He’s still got his homerun title. But to us, his oversized head might as well be an oversized asterisk. But it’s been different lately. Athletes seem to take a different approach. When Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon were charged, we expected them to deny it, just like nearly everyone before them. But they didn’t. So many athletes live somewhere in the middle. In between innocent and guilty. Clemens is there. Bonds is there. Now unfortunately, Armstrong is there too. In Armstrong’s case though, there is so much good to be had. Livestrong is a company that has raised more than $470 million in the fight against cancer. Images of him on a bike in a test lab are what stick in our minds. Not images of courtroom trials. Then there’s the thought of this “era” being an epidemic. Whether it’s baseball or cycling, or any sport for that matter. Was it just a case where 20 years from now we look at this as the “steroid era” and athletes were just trying to level the playing field? Was it a case where athletes overstepped the boundaries in search for the edge in their sport? There will be people who say they should just all be banned. There will be people that take the aforementioned stance of it just being a tainted era. But in Lance Armstrong’s unique case, when he laid down his sword, quit fighting the allegations and said “enough is enough,” he left it up to us to determine his place in history.
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Receiving corps laden with depth By Jake.Calhoun @iowastatedaily.com At Monday’s news conference, ISU coach Paul Rhoads answered more questions the about wide receivers than he had at any other point in the preseason. With changes in the depth chart at two of the receiver slots, Rhoads said production was the greatest quality he has seen from the receiving corps heading into his team’s season-opening game against Tulsa on Saturday — both during and after the catch. “We have three starters listed, but there could be six, even eight, that will see snaps on Saturday,” Rhoads said. For a team that has typically been strapped for talent at the position, starting quarterback Steele Jantz will have more options come Saturday. “I’ve kind of had an idea that we’re going to have a lot of guys subbing in and out,” Jantz said. “That’s good for us, especially since we go fast and guys get tired. So it’s nice having fresh legs.” Rhoads also said senior Josh Lenz will have a chance to “blossom” this year with his return from injury. “It’s strange to say with a senior, but he could have a breakout year because he hasn’t been healthy the last couple seasons completely,” Rhoads said. Last season, Lenz hauled in 39 catches, amassing 510 receiving yards and two touchdowns, averaging 42.5 receiving yards per game. Lenz said Chris Young will get more playing time than last year and adds big-play opportunities. “We’ve got a lot of guys at the receiver position right now that can do that,” Lenz said. “I think they just add to that.” Along with the receivers, the tight ends will play a more involved role this season. Rhoads said Ricky Howard,
File photo: Iowa State Daily Wide receiver Josh Lenz celebrates after making a successful reception during the Oct. 22, 2011, game against Texas A&M. Coach Paul Rhoads said Lenz will have a chance to “bloom” this season after a return from previous injuries.
who emerged as the No. 1 tight end on the team’s latest depth chart, fulfills the “H-back” role — a tight end who lines up off the line of scrimmage, technically marking him as a player in the offensive backfield. “He has the ability to move around; he’s a good blocker,” Rhoads said of Howard. “We’d like to put him in blocking positions not just at the traditional tight end — right there beside the tackle with his hand in the ground — we’d like him off the line of scrimmage. And he catches the ball really well.”
Broomfield fills ‘hybrid’ backer position Certain situations call for certain solutions. For ISU defensive coordinator Wally Burnham, competing consistently with spread offenses that require more coverage from defensive backs and traditional offenses that require three-linebacker sets has called for the installment of a hybrid linebacker/
defensive back to take the spot of the strong-side linebacker. This season, Deon Broomfield heads into the team’s first game as the starting “hy-backer,” and he said he fills the role nicely. “You’ve got to be physical and you’ve also got to have coverage skills and you’ve got to have some of the linebacker feel,” Broomfield said. “You’ve got to be able to come down in the box and be able to hit when you need to hit, so I feel I possess some of those characteristics coach Burnham was talking about.” That “linebacker feel” is what distinguishes the “hybacker” from the nickelback — who maintains the pedigree of a defensive back — in nickel situations against spread offenses that use more than three receivers. This season, Broomfield and C.J. Morgan reprise their roles as the “hy-backer,” while A.J. Klein moves to strongside linebacker with Jeremiah George assuming middle line-
backer during the three-linebacker situation. As for which defense the team plans on primarily using Saturday, Broomfield said it will depend. “We’ve been working a lot with Jeremiah and the threelinebacker set, so it’s depending on the down and distance and personnel groupings,” Broomfield said. Although Rhoads said he expects the base threelinebacker defense to be more of a norm this season, he said he would not bat an eye if George was left on the field during a situation that would call for the speedier “hy-backer” to come in. “If we don’t have the opportunity to substitute and get the nickel on the field and end up with our base defense out there, it’s not going to cause us great concern the way Jeremiah’s filling in there,” Rhoads said.
Photo courtesy of ISU Athletics Then-sophomore Punpaka Phuntumabamrung surveys the putting green in anticipation of her next shot.
New arrivals, veterans propel women’s team By Kristin Peterson Daily correspondent As the women’s golf season gets into full swing, the Cyclones and coaches look forward to a strong season. With the core of the team to return, the team’s coach and 2011 Big 12 Coach of the Year, Christie Martens, has high hopes for her veteran players. “We have quite a bit of experience, which I think is really going to help us,” Martens said. The women’s golf team has made it to regionals the past three years. Although proud of this accomplishment, Martens said this year it’s about “making the step to the finals.” One new face, Cajsa Persson, will be hitting the course this year. She is an
incoming freshman from Sweden who Martens said is a “long hitter who should really be able to help the team.” Persson said she is glad to be at Iowa State and working hard especially during upcoming qualification rounds. “I really have to play good there to be one of the traveling team,” Persson said. “The team already feels like family.” The team looks forward to seeing what comes of this new player, as well as what the season holds for returning players such as senior Punpaka “Bow” Phuntumabamrung. In the season ahead, Iowa State will host the Big 12 Championships in April. “It’s great to have it at our home course and to have that added comfort level,” Martens said.
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File photo: Iowa State Daily Middleblocker Jamie Straube serves the ball against Baylor on Oct. 14, 2011. Straube had four kills and scored a total of 6.5 points during the game.
>>VOLLEYBALL.p1B Natalie Vondrak and outside hitter Morgan Kuhrt. Johnson-Lynch said with all things considered that she believes they looked like a top-20 caliber team with the potential to be in the top 10 or even top five. To make that jump, the team will have to improve its
blocking and offense as well, and the Cyclones already go up against another ranked opponent this weekend against No. 7 Illinois. “Little plays here and there,” Johnson-Lynch said. “Our blocking stats weren’t impressive, but when I watched the film, I felt like, ‘Boy, we really frustrated the other team by touching the
ball a lot,’ but we can block a lot more for points and get stuff blocked, so we took that away from the weekend.” The Cyclones beat the Illini 3-1 in the spring, but this time they will need to replicate that on the road in Champagne, Ill. The first match is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday night with the second cap at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012 TO: President Barack Obama FROM: Dr. Don Dough
RE: “How Long Until You Answer My Desperate Plea for Help?”
Honorable and dear President Obama: Welcome back to Iowa, Mr. President. Since you’re making Iowa State the place where you reach out to Iowa’s young people, I’m going to follow your lead and ask the journalists and editors of the Iowa State Daily to investigate the veracity of my allegation that Attorney General Eric Holder has conspired to deprive my wife of her human rights and me of my civil rights. Further, AG Holder is now asking that I perjure myself on a federal immigration form as the only means by which he will assist my wife in resolving her immigration status. Do you agree that it is shameful for the head of the Department of Justice to require a citizen to commit a federal crime as the only means of resolving a situation created by the incompetence of federal agents over the past 25+ years? Additionally, I’m today releasing a redacted version of my letter sent to you over two years ago to which you have never responded or replied. Neither have you nor several other White House and DOJ ofﬁcials responded to my multiple additional letters sent over the past four years, for which I have postal records proving they were received. Why do you and your DOJ agents treat me as if I am the new Invisible Man, someone who simply does not exist? In closing, I hope these budding Iowa State journalists will get you to answer the following: (1) Do you agree or disagree with Southern Iowa U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey’s refusal even to look at my evidence before denying me a hearing on the Federal TRO I sought in Des Moines on Thursday, May 24, 2012, asking that I be allowed to have people distribute leaﬂets and money outside your “public” event in a public state building on public Fair Grounds property without facing threat of arrest by the State Fair Police? (Don Dough vs. Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Chairman, Iowa State Fair Board, Case # 4:12-cv-222). (2) Why won’t you issue an Executive Order assisting my wife in resolving her intolerable immigration situation created by the blunders of federal ofﬁcials over the past 25 years? You’ve recently issued directives helping resolve the immigration status of children brought illegally into this country. Why won’t you assist a poor woman who risked her life and continues to risk her life in service of this country that still refuses to give her any safe haven she may call home? How long until you answer my desperate plea for help? Respectfully,
Dr. Don Dough
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merica got its first true pizzeria when Gennaro Lombardi opened up a small grocery store in NYC’s Little Italy. An employee named Anthony “Totonno” Pero started selling pizzas out of the back, and in no time, Lombardi’s was concentrating on its burgeoning pizza business instead of plain old groceries. The Caesar Salad was not invented by the Italians, but by a restaurant owner in Tijuana, Mexico. In 1979, members of the Hatfield and McCoy families faced off once again— on the game show Family Feud.
Today’s Birthday (08/24/12) What makes you happy? Add it to the plan. Two eclipses favor career this year, sparking overdue recognition. Education and creative expression grow in new directions. Social network communications expand it all. Relationships hold the gold. Share the love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 6 -- Confer with allies for the next two days. Take your time, and step carefully around sharp or fragile objects. Your friends help surmount breakdowns.
LEVEL: 1 2 3 4 Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www.sudoku.org.uk
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6 -- You’re especially fair and balanced now. The impossible seems possible, particularly around your work. Difficulties ahead translate into a learning experience. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 5 -- Conditions look good for romance, but don’t bend the rules. Plan a getaway to relax. It could potentially be an expensive moment, so take care.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 6 -- It’s easier to focus on the details. Today and tomorrow are good for financial planning. Remember that the best things in life are still free. Irritation alert! Keep it soothing. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 5 -- Create romance, graciously. Start by listening for the gold. Remember the rules. Family matters vie with work for your attention. Keep expenses low. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 -- Entering a twoday busy work phase. Choose materials carefully. Avoid distractions and arguments, even if you have to admit you’re wrong. Keep a secret. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7 -- You’re especially creative, and luckier, until tomorrow. The challenge will be to balance work with play. Hold on to what you have. Reassess priorities. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 6 -- Stay put. Make household decisions the next few days. Definitely choose
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4 Reveal, in verse 5 Helps remember 6 *Oz ruler 7 School for English princes 8 Place for pumpernickel 9 Fly-__: air passes 10 Military medals, e.g. 11 Really huge 12 “Carmen” highlight 13 *See 2-Down 22 Victory signs 23 Turned right 25 Canyon perimeters 27 Portuguese “she” 30 *Pop’s partner 31 2012 British Open winner Ernie 33 Peg on the links 35 Terminal expectation: Abbr. 36 *Tom Hanks film 37 Lines on labels 38 Second-place finisher 39 Folk singer Guthrie 41 Swarming stingers 42 Mauna __ 43 Kid around 44 Swears to 46 “Get Shorty” author Leonard 47 *Piece of packing material 48 Michael who played Cochise 49 Title associated with the 11 starred answers 50 Most meager 53 *Bird’s beak 54 Fit for military duty 56 Fat removal, briefly 59 Navig. aid 61 Christopher Carson, famously
love over money. Postpone travel. Continue to show extraordinary patience. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 5 -- No trying new tricks now, and don’t throw your money around. Share feelings for a little while. Communicate with lost friends. You’re very popular now. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 -- Work may be challenging, but it’s much more rewarding than usual. Keep costs down while increasing income. Postpone play until later. Get practical. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 7 -- You’re in the lead, but don’t fall asleep at the wheel. Be your own biggest critic, but keep it constructive. You can accomplish a lot now. Dig deeper. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 6 -- Find the light within rather than looking for it at the end of the tunnel. Follow through on what you’ve promised, doing the practical things first. Use your sensitivity.
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