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ISU presidential candidate Steven Leath spoke about innovation and integration of the university with the community at the open forum Friday to nearly 200 people in Morrill Hall. Leath is currently the vice president for research and sponsored programs for the University of North Carolina system and is one of the two finalists for the ISU presidential search. “I think land-grant universities need to be far more demanding,” he said. “We’re blessed with lots of smart, talented people and we did whatever we wanted and if society wanted it, they
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The Des Moines Register’s award-winning columnist Rekha Basu will visit the ISU campus Monday to present her lecture, “How the Media Looks at Women,” at the Memorial Union. The lecture is part of the celebration for the 35th anniversary of the women and gender studies program at Iowa State. Basu is a columnist for The Des Moines Register and focuses her columns around human rights, cultural trends and racial and gender issues. She has written for the Register since 1991 and her columns are featured three times a week on the Register’s opinion pages. Basu is a recipient of the 2008 Women of Influence Award, the Iowa Health Interfaith Alliance Award and the Iowa Farmers Union Media Award. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. Sarah Clark, Daily Staff Writer
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Photo: Kelsey Kremer/Iowa State Daily Steven Leath, finalist in Iowa State’s search for a new president, speaks Friday in Morrill Hall during the presidential finalist forum. Leath is currently vice president for research and sponsored programs for the University of North Carolina system.
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could come take it. I don’t think that’s going to work anymore. I don’t think it’s the right thing to do.” Instead, he has big plans for Iowa State. Leath is going to be making changes both internally and externally — especially regarding the relationship with the Board of Regents. “If I come here, I’m going to spend a lot of time inside making this land-grant greater than it already is because it’s a great university and we’re going to make it greater,” he said. “We need to ask, ‘What’s the right thing to do for Iowa State, and what’s the right thing to do for the state of Iowa?’” Accordingly, he also believes Iowa State needs to look at what the states really want to do and what they need, and to find the right thing to do to solve the big problems. However, despite his strong academic background, he thinks the solution isn’t all in research.
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MAXIMUM AMES MUSIC FESTIVAL: DJ spins his beats With his 1980s inspired mixes, DJ Kinky Kyro performs for an audience at Capone’s in Campustown on Saturday. Kinky Kyro was followed by other acts involved with Bootytronic and the Maximum Ames Music Festival. More than 100 artists performed at 23 venues around Ames over the weekend.
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A record was broken and history was made this past Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. ISU coach Christy Johnson-Lynch is Johnsonnow the all-time Lynch leader in wins in ISU volleyball coaching history. This last win, a three-set sweep of Texas Tech (25-16, 2518, 25-16), marked win No. 136 for Johnson-Lynch, passing Vicki
Project Runway runs with creativity
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Flat patterning, fabric, sewing machines and Anthony Williams — what all ISU Project Runway participants had on their minds Sunday morning. At 9 a.m., the doors to the Sun Room opened, students raced to the mound of fabric awaiting them and frantically grabbed whatever they could get their hands on. The competition had begun. Sixteen teams competed for guest judge and season seven contestant of “Project Runway” Anthony Williams’ attention by making a themed garment. This years theme was date, place and time. For Amanda McIntyre, junior in apparel, merchandising and de-
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sign, and her team, PinCushion, that meant 1930s Hollywood evening wear. Julie Leonard, junior in apparel merchandising, design and production; Rachel Liesinger, sophomore in apparel, merchandising and design; and Natalie Jackman, freshman in
Photo: Marta Sucur/Iowa State Daily A Project Runway group puts the finishing touches on its dress Sunday in the Sun Room on the Memorial Union. Groups were judged on whether or not they followed the theme: time, date and place.
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‘Harry Potter’ star reveals he hasn’t seen ‘Star Wars’ As the star of a wildly popular film franchise, you’d think Daniel Radcliffe would be well-versed in pop culture phenomenons. But as it turns out, Harry Potter himself hasn’t seen “Star Wars.” In an interview with Moviefone, Radcliffe reveals that he’s never seen the 1977 space opera. “Yeah, I know. It’s really bad,” he says of the gap in his film knowledge. But despite never having seen the films, Radcliffe said, “I’m sure they’re amazing and incredible.” And Radcliffe loves the major thing that “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” have in common: nerds. “Nerds are the best things in the world,” he said. “I think of myself as a nerd.”
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1959: On this day in 1959, strong windstorms swept through much of Iowa. In Cedar Rapids, 17 aircraft were destroyed at the airport and at Waterloo winds gusted to around 90 mph.
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Sept. 4 Dylan Nelson reported damage to a moped at Wilson Hall (reported at 5:23 p.m.). An officer was asked to check the welfare of a student. The individual was located and provided with referral information at Durham Center (reported at 11:39 p.m.).
Sept. 5 Adam Cole, 23, 528 Billy Sunday Road unit 302, was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct at Chamberlain Street and Welch Avenue; he was transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 12:32 a.m.). A 20-year-old male was referred to DOT officials for a .02 civil violation at Mortensen Parkway and State Avenue (reported at 1:15 a.m.). Officers assisted a man who was experiencing medical difficulties at the Memorial
Union. The individual was transported to Mary Greeley Medical Center for treatment (reported at 2:20 a.m.). Logan Gethmann, 19, of Hubbard, Iowa, was arrested and charged with public intoxication; he was transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 3:12 a.m.). Austin Alt, 18, 1304 Birch Hall, was arrested and charged with public intoxication at Lincoln Way and Lynn Avenue; he was transported to the Story County Justice Center (reported at 4:03 a.m.). Danny Mount reported the theft of a metal table in Lot G2 (reported at 8:57 a.m.). An individual reported losing a wallet at Frederiksen Court; the item was later located (reported at 9:50 a.m.). A vehicle driven by Mark Power collided with a parked car in Lot 3 (reported at 12:58 p.m.).
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>>LEATH.p1A Universities need to be more responsive to what students need. “When the students come to us and say we’re not nimble enough, we’re not forward-thinking enough, or we’re not instituting the new degree programs they want to make an employable future, then we need to react,” he said. Leath thinks it is important to eliminate redundancies within the curriculum and help cooperate with sister universities and overall work to be more student-centered. He also claims that schools are not being responsible and serving their students and constituents. Instead, he believes that universities need to do a better job talking outside the university and working with parents, the community and government officials. Leath wants to make sure that students are valued and that the necessary steps are taken in order to foster successful students. “We as a society undervalue the actual college life experience and the growth a student has on campus,” he said. “Whether it’s tolerance for LGBT issues or whether it’s student government where you’re trusted with responsibility you’ve never had before, I don’t want to see that go away.” To Leath, it’s important for students to be able to solve the problems in the changing world. He thinks the university needs to track students better and make sure they are successful. Despite his confident and forward-thinking goals, Leath still is willing to make tough decisions and deal with the budget crunch. “In terms of making tough decisions, in some ways I’ve been schooled by the best,” he said. “Most of the tough decisions involved personnel or budget allocations, and because we’re in this world of limited resources, you can’t do all of the things you want to do and you can’t even fund all of the projects you want to fund. You have to make choices and you have to deliver that message.” Overall, Leath wants to merchandise the university both abroad and in the United States to create a viable ISU brand and strengthen the sense of community. “There has go to be a peer expectation and [students’] peers have to understand that this is what people do: They get into a public university, and they get a fantastic education at a bargain price,” he said.
apparel, merchandising and design, were the other three members of McIntyre’s team. By 9:05 a.m., the team’s table was covered in shades of purple and jersey knit. Liesinger and Jackman ran out to get more fabric while McIntyre and Leonard started flat-patterning right away with funky-looking rulers and extreme concentration. The team’s garment was inspired by Madeleine Vionnet, or 1930s Hollywood glamour. They planned to make a purple flowing dress with a mesh back. The room was a chaos of colors. One team had laid all their fabric across the wooden floor, while other teams were draping fabric over their teammates. Panic in the contestants’ voices could be heard when one girl was concerned about a pencil skirt, ���Waist, people, waist!” “I think our dress is going to be gorgeous, and for coming up with the idea for our dress so quickly this morning I think it will be good,” Jackman said. As 11 a.m. rolled around, the girls were snipping away at their purple fabrics and Leonard was still flat-patterning but growing weary. “OK, I’m having like a major brain fart,” Leonard said. At 3:30 p.m., it was crunch time for all the teams with only an hour and a half left until the judging. Not only were there scraps everywhere but food and beverages, too. And the tension between teammates was starting to rise. “I’m starting to feel that stress you were talking about earlier,” McIntyre said. McIntyre and her model, Jackman, left the table to get hair and makeup at 3:52 p.m. “The most important thing in this competition is having new ideas and not having the same thing as everyone else,” Jackman said. “It’s also really important that it’s structured and fits well on the body.”
Photo: Marta Sucur/Iowa State Daily Anthony Williams, a contestant from season 7 of “Project Runway,” judges the ISU Project Runway. He talked to each group after the mock runway show, giving advice to the future fashion designers.
McIntyre and Jackman finally arrived with only 30 minutes until the judging. The team was really feeling the nerves as the clock was ticking. Members said their biggest concern was not finishing on time. They only had 20 minutes left and hadn’t yet started sewing the major pieces of the dress together. “Is it bad to say I didn’t even consider winning? A lot of the girls here are in upper-level classes and I’m doing it just for the experience,” McIntyre said. Only 10 minutes to go and the team still did not have their
model in the garment. Finally, time was up and the runway walk started. Models strutted their stuff down the runway, but Jackman was a no-show. Team PinCushion felt the garment they produced was so horrendous, Jackman ripped it off at the last second and didn’t walk. After, Mary Damhorst, professor of apparel, educational
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Parties need flip-flopping candidates The quest for ideological purity among Republicans on issues that are of little contemporary importance continues. While the news last week that State Rep. Kim Pearson, R-Pleasant Hill, is recruiting more conservative candidates to challenge moderate Republicans should come as no surprise, it is distressing and disappointing. All political parties have their own platforms and ideologies, but if Pearson wants to institute her own brand of conservatism as the norm among Republicans, she should convince the members of her party that that conservatism is the way to go rather than oust candidates in primary elections. We don’t need all our politicians to be of the same stripe. What we need is a set of individuals willing to compromise if the best idea put forward is not their own. We need politicians willing to admit their own faults after their faults have been demonstrated; we need them to defect to better ideas. In short, we need flip-flopping candidates. The same people who decry government regulations on the economy apparently see no difficulty in regulating our social lives. Instead of removing trade barriers, lowering taxes and deregulating industry, Pearson and fellow tea party conservatives focused on social issues such as criminalizing abortions, prohibiting state-sponsored abortions in the case of rape or incest and removing laws forcing Iowans to apply to their local sheriff to carry a gun. Those issues, aimed at creating a moral world, may be worth fighting for. But when thousands of people are out of work and the American, to say nothing of the Iowan, economy is in a state of fundamental transition if not decline, those social issues should take second billing on the program. Trying to purify the Republican party by force of votes is no way to increase its attractiveness, either. For the past decade, it has been reviled as a supporter of big business, a starter of unfinished wars, and a proponent of unpopular social policies. The 2006 elections established those facts; the 2008 elections confirmed them; and the 2010 elections again demonstrated that, “It’s the economy, stupid.” If the GOP wants to be viable again and as popular among youths as it was during the Reagan era, it should concentrate on the political process. They ought to involve many diverse people in their activities at all levels of government, not just those who agree with the party elites’ views. Big-tent conservatism isn’t a bad thing. If it continues to disappear, we may find ourselves saying, along with President Reagan, that we didn’t leave our party. Our party left us. Editorial Board
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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons As Palestine appeals to the United Nations for official recognition as a nation-state, international debates ensue over the implications of the split. Columnists Belding and Witte engage in a battle of words over the unstable political relations between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Unstable debates for peace UN membership would not bring about resolution to Israel-Palestine conflict
Palestinian defense requires balance, support of non-Western UN members
embership in the United Nations for the Palestinian Authority will not bring a peaceful resolution to the decades-long conflict between Israel and Palestine. President Mahmoud Abbas’ petition for his state to join the U.N., formally filed Friday, seems more like an attempt to simply have more voting countries on his side than Israel. This is especially so after his cool reaction to a peace talks proposal put forth by the Middle East Quartet — the United States, the U.N., the European Union and Russia. Providing one state for Israelis and another for Palestinians is not a real solution to their conflicts. Since 1948, some 3,000 Israelis have been killed and some 25,000 have been wounded in non-war encounters. Estimates of Palestinian deaths vary widely, but range from nearly 50,000 on up to more than 70,000. After centuries of coexisting, these two peoples, Israeli and Palestinian, with their different customs, religions and languages should have agreed to disagree by now. But they haven’t. If the people who live between the Jordan River on the east and the Mediterranean Sea on the west want to live in peace and harmony with one another, they have to work at it themselves. Lumping people into categories, putting them in boxes the way we did when we took it for granted that Jews and Muslims couldn’t work together on issues of mutual concern and leave each other alone on issues that didn’t spill over into the lives of others, is simply unfair. The two-state solution is a relic from President Woodrow Wilson’s presumption that each ethnic group needed its own state. That presumption was disproved by Hitler’s blitzkrieg. Creating states based on ethnic lines neither solves problems nor creates respectable states. If a country composed of two ethnic groups cannot maintain law and order when it is one, why should we suppose that country, divided into two along ethnic lines, would not disturb international order and fight wars outright? The practice of giving a state to each people leads to weak states, not strong ones. With less area and tax base, their governments are less able to defend themselves against internal and external threats. Think of our own country. As 13 loosely united states after our own war for independence, the national government was unable to defend itself and begged state governments for money. Then, as a united country, it was suddenly able to negotiate its own foreign policy in the chaotic, post-French Revolution world, levy taxes, and match, at least some degree, the world’s leading empire in the War or 1812. A federal system like our own may be more appropriate. Our national government in Washington, D.C., takes care of national concerns. State governments dispense with state matters, and city, county and township organizations have their own realms of action. This system of federalism works well for us, because common people vote and participate in politics and do not allow elites to decide how everyone will lead their lives. The U.N. will bring about as much peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after Palestine becomes a member state as it has contributed since 1948. And by that I mean unless the people of that region take it upon themselves to vote for leaders who refuse to deal violently with the opposite group, nothing will change. Roughly 10 million people live in an area of about 10,000 square miles. That averages out to a population density of a thousand people per square mile. That may be less than half the population density of Ames, but it still means that people live in close proximity. Until neighbors realize they are in fact neighbors, and that their hostile activities impact their neighborhood, the conflict will persist. The U.N. isn’t about uniting the nations of the world into one country. It isn’t about forcing a minority of nations to comply with the majority’s decision in all cases. The U.N. is only about stabilizing the interactions of foreign governments. That says nothing about how their people treat one another. Given the prevalence of suicide bombings by non-governmental groups, especially over the past decade, we should be skeptical of the idea that U.N. membership for Palestine will solve their problems with Israel and the Israelis.
he last week or two have been a whirlwind at the United Nations. In the most stunning development in international relations since the Arab Spring uprisings earlier this year, Palestine has put in a bid to become an internationally recognized nation-state and a member of the United Nations. If this happens, it will be a paradigm shift in the region and the globe, with untold shockwaves stemming from it, which is precisely the reason why America is doing its best to make sure it does not happen. There is obviously a very long backstory to what has happened in the region of Israel and Palestine, a story that goes back thousands of years. There is hardly any other contest on this planet that is as hotly debated as the conflict between these two parties. But how long is it to continue? America, with its massive sway in the United Nations, could help in a huge way in creating peace and allowing Palestine to enter the U.N. Doing this would, in this author’s opinion, have a massive and positive impact on how the Middle East views America and the West. Although most of the West has backed Israel since its inception, it has mainly been America’s unconditional backing since its official creation in 1948 that has been perhaps the main reason why the Middle East views America (and thus, the West) in such a negative light. Before then, Israel and Palestine fought back and forth and had times of ceasefires, but after America joined in the game, the gross advantage has been on Israel’s side through every conflict. Israel became more aggressive knowing that it had the global hegemon on its side, launching massive attacks like the Six-Day War in 1967, in which Israel, using surprise air attacks and superior weapons technology, was able to easily capture large amounts of land with few casualties. Israel also became hyper-sensitive to attacks of any kind, as in the 2008 Gaza War in which rocket attacks from Gaza killed a mere handful of Israelis, but inspired Israel to launch an offensive that killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. Israel’s stated goals were to stop the rocket attacks, but the intense over reaction hardly justifies that claim. I am not trying to defend the actions of Hamas and other alleged terrorist organizations, but the actions of Israel are not exactly honorable when it comes to their military either. Relations have, however, cooled down since what happened in 2008, and the newest attempts to enter into the U.N. by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas should be commended because of the influence that Western states have in the U.N. Although almost every non-Western state (and a few Western states as well) do support a U.N. membership for Palestine, the weight that is pulled from these states combined does not come out to the amount that the West possesses. In order for there to be peace in this unstable area of the world, the West must be willing to come to terms with the fact that supporting Palestine does not mean abandonment of Israel. If your two children are playing an organized sport against each other, rooting for one does not mean you want the other to lose. There is a healthy balance between the unconditional backing of Israel and the support of Palestine, a balance that hardly any Western nation has come to terms with. A two-state solution between these two is logical for the reason that it will finally put an end to the rivalry that has been occurring there for the last two millennia. Will it be a very difficult experience? Of course it will, but it would be worth it in the end. The two parties must be represented by the right people; Palestinians should not accept Hamas to be the leaders of peace talks, as peace requires nonviolence, something Hamas knows little about. Many polls in the area show that almost half of Palestinians favor a two-state solution over a binational country, and similar numbers, although slightly diminished, are true for Israelis as well. A lot has been done over the past several decades to create a state of peace in this area. Both sides are guilty of setbacks and responsible for progress, but nothing can be done if the West still unilaterally backs Israel all of the time. Providing peace between Israel and Palestine would be a greater achievement for all parties involved than would be the continued conflicts and wars perpetuated by all.
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get at least one phone call from a major media outlet about Iowa and presidential politics every day. This week, the political editor of the largest French news magazine called, and we talked about Michele Bachmann. I also talked for an hour with one of the top political reporters for Reuters about the homeschooling movement and GOP politics in Iowa. No doubt we are still serving the two main purposes for which the first-in-the-nation caucuses were created. First, we give America and the world an “off-off Broadway” stage on which all the presidential contenders can perform. They are scrutinized, written about and their acting skills are tested here in small town meetings, slaughterhouses, churches, cafes and town hall meetings. They kiss piglets, children, eat deep-fried food on sticks and proclaim their philosophy, values and are tested for their organizational skills. Being partly an agricultural state, we also watch to see if the candidates are smart enough not to step on the political cow pies that litter the Iowa landscape. When they do, the picture goes viral! Then the press, electronic media and bloggers report on these “performances” including the missteps, and these reports help to shape the national assessment of the candidates. When they leave Iowa after caucus night, the go on to “off Broadway” — New Hampshire and North Carolina. If they perform well there, they get to go to the Broadway of politics — a national campaign. Like theater, which politics very much is these days, the contenders need to perform
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well in Iowa, but even that does not guarantee victory. The Iowa theater is only the testing ground. Second, we help weed out the field of presidential wannabes, which is always ridiculously large, by letting the nation judge their performances in the Hawkeye State. No doubt by February 2012, when the Iowa Caucuses are scheduled, several of the Republicans who remain in the race will give up. Iowa has already done a job there. Donald Trump, Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, Chris Christie, George Pataki, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, Thaddeus McCotter and many other prospective GOP contenders decided not to run partly because they did not want the intensive scrutiny of the Iowa political experience. Here in Iowa, we don’t let them just run a media campaign, carefully control their image and spin it all. In Iowa, we have the self-confidence as citizens and the proximity to the candidates to exercise due diligence as citizens. We ask tough questions every single day that a candidate is in the state. When Bachmann tried to control access to herself by staying in an air-conditioned bus and coming out only at the last minute to give her hair-perfect speeches, she was roundly criticized by local folks in Iowa (“She wouldn’t even have lunch with us,” one guy said) and then by the media. She immediately changed her routine. “Came out” of the bus and attended the Iowa-
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Iowa State football game. Most recently she showed up at a slaughterhouse and carved up some steaks. That’s what Iowa does to national big shots who think they can just spin their image. Of course, at that meat locker she also criticized government regulations and meat inspection for bacterial contamination, which probably
was not reassuring to many folks who eat meat and would prefer it to be inspected. But that’s what Iowa is for. Let the candidates be themselves and catch them in those off-guard moments. In so many ways large and small, we make it possible for Americans to have a better choice with a smaller field of candidates. And, even when
Iowa activists finally make their choices on caucus night, we don’t actually “choose” the next presidential candidate. Often, as with Mike Huckabee in 2008, we don’t get our way, and the candidate who wins in Iowa does not get the nomination. That too is how it should be since it makes no sense for small Iowa to be the kingmaker. To switch metaphors,
we are just the skirmishes that candidates must survive before the larger battle for victory. To those candidates who complain about the Iowa process, I would share the aphorism attributed to writer Mark Skousen: If you can’t take the sting, don’t reach for the honey. And Iowa is pure political honey.
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Eight NFL players facing suspension NEW YORK — Eight players, including Tennessee’s Kenny Britt, Tampa Bay’s Aqib Talib and Cincinnati’s Cedric Benson and Adam “Pacman” Jones, were subject to being suspended under the league’s conduct policy for incidents during the lockout. A person with knowledge of the names confirmed to The Associated Press on Sunday that those four are joined on the list by New England’s Albert Haynesworth, Arizona’s Clark Haggans, Brandon Underwood and Johnny Jolly, both formerly of Green Bay. The NFL and the NFL Players Association previously agreed those eight could be disciplined, while 25 other players would not be. The Associated Press
Racing: Stewart wins championship at NH speedway LOUDON, N.H. — Tony Stewart made it 2 for 2 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, pulling ahead when Clint Bowyer ran out of gas with two laps left to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. Stewart is on a roll when the season matters most, following last week’s Chase opening victory at Chicagoland Speedway. Both of his victories this season have come in the Chase and have propelled him to the top of the points standings. Stewart is the second driver ever to open the Chase with consecutive victories. Dan Gelston The Associated Press
Assist SPORT: Hockey DEFINITION: The act of one player touching the puck in some way that enabled his or her teammate to score a goal. USE: David Elliston was accredited the assist by passing the puck to Mike Falvey, who shot and scored as a result.
Photo: Rebekka Brown/ Iowa State Daily Christy Johnson-Lynch coaches her team from the sidelines during the last Wednesday’s game at Hilton Coliseum. Johnson-Lynch is now the winningest coach in ISU volleyball history.
Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series of Christy Johnson-Lynch, who is now the winningest coach in ISU volleyball history. This series will go into detail about where she started, what kind of coach she has become and what she has done with the program at Iowa State.
By David.Merrill @iowastatedaily.com Very few people have successfully built a program from a struggling team scrapping for every win to a successful powerhouse that is a contender for the Big 12 Conference title every year. Christy Johnson-Lynch has shown her ability to do just that as she powers forward in her seventh season coaching the volleyball team at Iowa State. Johnson-Lynch notched win number 136 against Texas Tech on Saturday. She has now won more games than any other ISU volleyball coach. Before getting into coaching collegiately full time, Johnson-Lynch was a high school teacher trying to get kids to do their homework. This became a more grievous process than it sounds while balancing trying to win a state volleyball title as a high school coach. Johnson-Lynch showed she could be successful in the volleyball arena when she played at Nebraska under then-coach Terry Pettit. Johnson-Lynch played for the Cornhuskers from 1991-95, earning All-America honors in 1994 and 1995. Johnson-Lynch also started as setter for Nebraska in 1995 as she helped them win its first national title. “She is very passionate about all aspects of the game,” Pettit said. “One of the great things about her was how [many] extra reps she would put in during training. She did all the things she needed to do to become a great player.” Johnson-Lynch acknowledges that her success has come from some very good teachers. Pettit coached the Cornhuskers for 22 years, amassing 694 victories. The Huskers were Big Eight and Big 12 champions for all but one of those seasons. This included a stretch of 17 in a row from 1977-1992. She and her former coach still talk on the phone a couple times a week. “He’s really helped me make some important decisions and he’s great to bounce ideas off of,” Johnson-Lynch said. “He watches our team play on
TV and asks me, ‘What are you doing here? You need to make this adjustment.’ He’s a tremendous coach, and he’s been a great mentor.” During her playing career at Nebraska, the team reached the NCAA tournament all four years and won three Big Eight titles. In her final two seasons, the Huskers went 63-2, including a 24-0 record in conference play during that time. After her playing career at Nebraska, she used her degree in education to take a teaching and coaching job at Millard North High School in Omaha, Neb. She received a phone call during the middle of the school year about a setter coach opening at Wisconsin. That is when she made the decision to focus on coaching full time. She joined coach Pete Waite’s staff in 1996, which included current Nebraska coach John Cook. “I worked with John Cook, who is as passionate and as competitive as anyone I’ve ever met,” JohnsonLynch said. “I learned a lot about just being passionate about something every single day, even when you’re tired or frustrated or disappointed.” Johnson-Lynch also worked with fellow assistant coach Chris Bigelow, who later went on to be an assistant at California. Johnson-Lynch considers Bigelow to be one of the top recruiters in the country. “She’s a great mentor to me,” Johnson-Lynch said. “I learned about relentless recruiting from her and how much passion, time and energy you have to put into recruiting in order to be good at it.” While Johnson-Lynch learned a lot in her time at Wisconsin, it was the traits that she already had that made Waite want her on his staff. Waite was impressed with Johnson-Lynch’s accolades at Nebraska, and her teaching background was even a key factor in her getting hired. “She used to be a math teacher, so she had a good mind for figures and which rotations to use on the court at which times,” Waite said. “She also had experience as a player, so she had been through the mental and emotional toughness that goes with that.” After eight seasons as an assistant, Pettit told Johnson-Lynch about an opening at Iowa State. Later, she got a call from ISU Senior Athletic Director Calli Sanders. Johnson-Lynch accepted the head coaching job at Iowa State on Dec. 14, 2004, and the quality of ISU volleyball would only go up from there. “I ended up interviewing and I absolutely loved it,” Johnson-Lynch said. “I loved the campus and the staff. I thought it was a great opportunity.”
Rookie Falvey shines in opener By Clint.Cole @iowastatedaily.com The ISU hockey team opened its season Friday and Saturday night by defeating St. Cloud State 5-1 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday. The Cyclones (4-0) split the goal-tending duties between junior Paul Karus on Friday and freshman Peter Alexander on Saturday. Freshman forward Mike Falvey recorded two points in his first regular-season game Friday. He assisted a goal by junior forward David Kurbatsky halfway through the second period to make the Cyclones’ lead 2-0. Then with three minutes left in the second period, Falvey scored one of his own to expand the lead to 3-0.
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Photo: Zhenru Zhang/Iowa State Daily Forward David Elliston fights for the puck Saturday against St. Cloud State. The Cyclones won 9-1 and swept the series.
“I like playing with Falvey. He plays with a lot of intensity, and he plays with a lot of speed,” said junior forward David Elliston. “Him putting the puck in the right places tonight, it was pretty cool.”
Elliston, who is transitioning from playing defense last season to playing forward this season, had the assist on Falvey’s goal. Falvey played last season for the Twin Cities Northern
Lights of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League. He was the captain of the team. “I saw him play in the all-star game in March, and when I talked to him and he expressed interest in getting a degree at Iowa State and continue playing hockey, it’s a good combination,” said coach Al Murdoch. Murdoch said that Falvey played with “reckless abandon” and “fearlessness” in his first regular-season game.
Falvey felt it was good to get the first couple of points out of the way in his first game. “No one likes the goose eggs, but it was better that it was in a winning effort,” Falvey said. “It wouldn’t have felt as good if they were in a losing effort.” The Cyclones followed up on Saturday with a 9-1 victory against the Huskies. Sophomore Jonathon Feavel was named the player of the game with two goals. The Cyclones had 14 different players who notched points in the game. Murdoch said this was a sign of good depth and good balance. The Cyclones start league play next weekend with two home games against Oklahoma.
Fewer mistakes key for Iowa State By Brian.Spaen @iowastatedaily.com Trying to make up for bad shots compounded more mistakes on each other in the last tournament for the ISU men’s golf team. “We are playing a little bit smarter,” said coach Andrew Tank. “Coming from the first tournament, those mistakes came out. They will be more comfortable in the second tournament and minimize those mistakes.” The next tournament is the VCU Shootout in Richmond, Va.,
on Monday and Tuesday. Along with host Virginia C o m m o nwe a l t h , the field consists of mostly Northeast and Atlantic schools Tank like North Carolina, Maryland and James Madison. Only Wichita State and Iowa State are the schools from the Midwest. Wichita State comes in winning its last two tournaments. The same field from Iowa State’s last tournament will be participating for the Cyclones again this time,
featuring Nate McCoy, Zach Steffen, Sam Daley, Duncan Croudis and Scott Fernandez. “We had a pretty good week of practice,” Tank said. “With one tournament under our belt, we know what to do and are looking for a nice improvement from everybody.” McCoy was automatically chosen because of his top 10 finish in the last tournament. He also will be defending his title in this tournament after winning it last year with 208 strokes. Steffen, who was a coach’s pick for the field, had problems with putting, especially in his first college-level
tournament. “I struggled with putting and quite a few three-putts,” Steffen said. “I hit a few bad shots that got me into trouble and I didn’t get up and down a few times.” Along with putting, Steffen also will improve his game in other areas for the upcoming tournament. “I worked a lot on my longer putts,” Steffen said. “I also worked on a lot of short game stuff, because that’s where we can make up a lot of shots.” The Hermitage Country Club in Richmond will provide a different pace for the players.
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Cyclone women win title, men place sixth The ISU women’s cross-country team edged out California for first place by just one second at the Roy Griak Invitational held Saturday in Minneapolis. Iowa State and California were tied for first place on the 6,000-meter course with 128 points. The tiebreaker went in favor of the Cyclones as their fifth-fastest runner, sophomore Morgan Casey, placed 48th with a time of 21:44.90 to beat California’s fifth-fastest runner, freshman Elissa Karhu, who placed 50th with a time of 21:45.50. “I didn’t feel like anyone really ran a great race,” said coach Corey Ihmels. “Dani [Stack] and Betsy [Saina] and Meaghan [Nelson] all looked solid, but I think all three of those ladies are capable of being further up.” Stack, Nelson and Saina placed eighth, 13th and 15th in the race. Fourth place on the women’s team and 44th overall was senior India Lee, who ran a time of 21:41.10, but almost wasn’t cleared by the NCAA to race. “They had to put a waiver in to get me another year because when I came from England last year, I only
>>COACH.p1A Mealer, who held the record at 135 since 1992. “It just means that I’ve been here a long time and I’m fortunate to work with great people,” Johnson-Lynch said in a news release. “I think it’s a reflection of the program, the strides we’ve made, the recruits we’ve been able to bring in and develop.” Leading No. 16 Iowa State (11-2, 2-0 Big 12) was senior Carly Jenson with 16 kills and 11 digs, notching her seventh double-double of the year. Behind Jenson, was redshirt freshman Hannah Willms, posting her second straight double-digit kill game with 10. Adding to that, setter Allison Landwehr had a double-double with 41 assists and 11 digs. On the defensive side, Iowa
had one year to compete,” Lee said. Lee found out the Thursday prior to the race that the NCAA accepted the waiver. Lee “I was so excited,” Lee said. “It was a bit of a relief.” Lee had been waiting for four months to hear an answer from the NCAA about whethLoy er or not she could have two total years of eligibility in America. Having raced last year, Lee will have one year left to compete in cross-country and track. Senior Rico Loy placed first for the men’s team and placed 13th overall with a time of 24:29.9 on the 8,000-meter course. “I had kind of a bad workout two weeks ago, and so I didn’t expect to race as well, but I also knew it’s my last cross-country season,” Loy said. The Cyclone men placed sixth overall, up one place from last year’s race. “There was a lot of guys who were really disappointed in the way they
State out-blocked Texas Tech 9-6, and held the Red Raiders to a dismal .049 hitting clip. Leading the Cyclones in blocking was Tenisha Matlock, who had seven. The win against Texas Tech (13-2, 0-1) is the second win of the season in the Big 12 for the Cyclones. When Johnson-Lynch first was brought in to coach, Iowa State was coming off of a 1-19 conference record. With this win, Johnson Lynch has amassed a 74-47 record in Big 12 play, including a 31-10 record the last two years. Another one of the many areas that have increased since Johnson-Lynch’s arrival is home attendance. When Johnson-Lynch started in 2005, the average home attendance was 623. In one year, that number jumped to more than 1,000 and was the 36th-best in the
Photo: Grace Steenhagen/Iowa State Daily The women’s cross-country team runs for the finish at Iowa Intercollegiate Meet in Ames on Sept. 17. The Cyclones placed first at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday in Minneapolis, winning by one second after a tiebreaker.
ran today,” Ihmels said. “But I think for a lot of them, too, it was their first time running [8,000 meters] in cross-country.” Using his experience, Loy was able
nation. That number steadily climbed each year until it peaked in 2009, when the average home attendance was 2,734, good enough the ninthbest in the country. “When I first got to Hilton I felt like there was no pressure put on opponents. People could come in here and not be too concerned about playing us on our home court,” Johnson-Lynch said. “Now I know hearing from other coaches they don’t like coming into the Hilton Coliseum. “I think we have a tremendous atmosphere, a great fan base and Hilton has become one of the best volleyball venues in the country.” The next match for the ISU volleyball team will be another Big 12 battle as they will travel to take on Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., this Wednesday night.
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2. Radium, barium, strontium, calcium, magnesium, and beryllium (berILL-ee-um) are the elements that fall into this category of metals.
Gemini May 21-June 21 Today is a 7 -- The ideal of equilibrium inspires, but the practice to maintain it requires energy. An intention may seem thwarted by circumstance. Sit quietly to consider all options.
Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22 Today is a 9 -- Discrete discussions behind the scenes make all the difference. A new assignment’s bringing in cash, but beware of a potential spending spree. Only buy it if you love it.
Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21 Today is an 8 -- You have the power to make big changes. Focus on what’s possible instead of limitations, and choose reality over fantasy. Enlist support from loved ones.
1. In 2006, what CEO of Berkshire Hathaway announced that he was giving away a considerable amount of his fortune to charities?
Taurus April 20-May 20 Today is an 8 -- Work action heats up, even as an authority blocks a rebellion. A wide view and compromise produce results. Listen to all sides. Limitations ease later.
Leo July 23-Aug. 22 Today is a 9 -- There’s more fortune, but don’t forget that love is what’s important. Fair and balanced interactions seem easier now. Study the facts and people are grateful when you share.
get the grease, but it could also be annoying. Ask without being needy.
Aries March 21-April 19 Today is an 8 -- Mercury enters Libra, empowering diplomacy for the next 88 days. Innovation and experimentation may seem stifled, so stick to practical tasks and diversions.
Cancer June 22-July 22 Today is a 7 -- Make household decisions and handle repairs for the next two days. Even if you yearn to fly free, home provides the greatest rewards. Plan a trip for later.
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Career fairs can be useful It’s that time of year again. Hundreds of hiring managers will be descending on campus this week. It’s an opportunity that isn’t often found elsewhere. So, even if you’re not looking for a job or internship yet, or your dream company isn’t attending, consider suiting up and paying a visit to the fairs. It’s still a good excuse to whip your resume into shape and practice your networking skills — putting yourself out there is half the battle. Engineering Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. Hilton Coliseum Business, LAS, Human Sciences Wednesday, noon to 6 p.m. Hilton Coliseum
Facebook debuts realtime sharing A couple years ago, a Microsoft researcher named Gordon Bell embarked on a personal experiment: He would wear a video camera around his neck all the time and keep this “life recorder” always turned on, so it would record everything he did. Sounds pretty sci-fi, right? Not so much. The “real-time sharing” updates Facebook announced Thursday aim to do something quite similar. Here’s a “real-time” example of how the updates, which are rolling out in the coming weeks, will work: As I write this, I’m listening to the band LCD Soundsystem on an Internet music service called Spotify. Because I’ve logged in to Spotify with my Facebook identity, every song I listen to is automatically shared to Facebook. Suddenly, my listening experience isn’t private. It’s public. All my Facebook friends are watching. And judging. Chances are this will affect people’s behavior online. If you’re a closet fan of Lady Gaga or Bjork or Enya, then you’ll just have to stop listening to those potentially mockable artists — either that, or all your Facebook friends will be chiming in with comments. Now, sharing is both passive and automatic. It’s a choice you make in advance — one time — and never again. And so it goes with all kinds of “real-time” apps. Since I’ve logged in to Yahoo! News with Facebook, every time I read an article on that site, it goes to my Timeline. The same is true for Hulu and TV shows. For Facebook, this is obviously a good thing. The site’s goal — as postulated in “Zuckerberg’s Law” — always has been to get people to share more and more information about themselves. That’s bound to happen in this new auto-share era. It’s also ostensibly good for makers of Facebook apps. But the benefits for Facebook users are less clear. Tech bloggers and analysts worry these automatic, real-time updates will kick off a new level of oversharing. If you were sick of hearing about what your aunt had for breakfast and who your co-workers had “friended” on Facebook, wait until you know every single song they’ve listened to and every single movie they’ve watched. With every one of these “passive” shares, users are teaching Facebook a little more about themselves. That’s incredibly valuable to advertisers, who can use that data for target marketing. The MIT Technology Review notes that Facebook tried something like this in 2007. It failed. “The new features may prove controversial,” Tom Simonite says. “In some ways they resemble Beacon, a failed project from 2007 in which sites like Amazon automatically posted updates to Facebook when a person bought something. Beacon was canceled after public protests over a lack of privacy controls.” John D. Sutter, CNN wire What do you think of the new changes to Facebook? Vote in our poll at iowastatedaily.com
Photo: Nicole Wiegand/Iowa State Daily Tobit Bowles, property manager for Campustown Property Management, tears down a banner revealing the group’s next project — the Resort — within Campustown at the Nine24 block party on Stanton Ave. on Saturday.
Photo: Sarah Binder/Iowa State Daily The house at 127 Stanton Ave. will be torn down in February to make room for Campustown’s new facility.
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Campustown Property Management has announced that it will build an addition to Legacy Towers, 119 Stanton Ave., that will include a pool, hot tubs, fitness facilities, grilling areas and fire pits, and three separate decks. Deemed “The Resort,” the facilities are planned to open for residents by August 2012.
The design was created by the WATTIER architects of Des Moines. The 10,000-square-foot addition will connect to the second level of Legacy Towers. “Everyone has put forth their best efforts to make sure it’s what people are looking for,” said Mark Zikra, leasing and marketing director of Campustown Property Management. “It was very difficult to keep it quiet,” he said. The announcement had been kept secretive, and was unveiled at a block party Saturday evening. The Nine24 event, named for the date of the unveiling, drew students
and community members with free food, inflatables and prizes, in addition to the lure of the big reveal. “I actually heard rumors before,” said Seth Garrett, senior in psychology. “I think it’s going to be pretty awesome.” Not everyone was thrilled, however. Jonathan Fusco, sophomore in integrated studio arts, is in his third year living in the house at 127 Stanton Ave. and was planning to continue living there next year. He wasn’t informed until after the party that the house, which is split into several apartments, would be torn down to make way for the new
addition. “Maybe they expected me to go to the block party,” he said. “I think Legacy Tower is an enormous eyesore. I always have a soft spot in my heart for old architecture.” According to a news release from Campustown Property Management, demolition of the house is scheduled for February, so the facilities can be completed by August. The Resort will be open to residents of Campustown Property Management, which owns 22 buildings in the area, and their guests. Zikra said they also plan to hold events that will be open to the public.
Should you take an unpaid internship? and they give you a little more freedom,” said Nicky Halvorson, who graduated in August with a degree in journalism and mass communication. While interning with the American Cancer Society, she got to help set up a Relay for Life in a new community. Nonprofits can be among the most likely to offer unpaid internships, but Halvorson said they are good with working for volunteers, since they use them often, and the people tend to be very passionate about their cause.
By Sarah.Binder @iowastatedaily.com Internships are a rite of passage for college students — a potentially very expensive rite. Some estimates, such as those from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, indicate that nearly half of the internships taken by college students in the U.S. may be unpaid. Add in the costs of paying for credits — a requirement for some majors — commuting or relocating, and all the other expenses of starting a new job, and gaining experience can become a huge financial burden. Also, some unpaid internships may violate federal labor laws. Still, some who’ve taken them insist that they’re a worthwhile experience in the end.
If paid options aren’t coming your way, consider some of the hidden benefits.
Testing the job Anthony Danti, senior in criminal justice, is interning with the West Des Moines Police Department. He said it’s helped him to get a better feel for police work. “Policing is nothing like you see on TV,” he said. “Even though it’s not paid, it’s something that I enjoy.”
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a job. She said she did it to keep her momentum going, but had to quit when car troubles forced her to take a job in a phone center to pay for repairs. Now, she fears her resume is getting stale. She said there’s often a choice between building a resume or making a paycheck. She said the experiences were worth it. “It helped me to decide what I wanted to do with myself while actually doing it,” she said. ™
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Club will travel to Texas for conference By Mackenzie.Nading @iowastatedaily.com The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Chapter, known as the ISU Entrepreneur Club, is taking its activity all the way to Texas. Members will improve their business and entrepreneurial skills at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization conference, from Oct. 27 through Oct. 29. “The CEO National Conference draws 1,200 to 1,500 entrepreneurialminded students from around the country for two and a half days of workshops, speakers, networking and learning,” said Judi Eyles, adviser of the entrepreneur club. Any student, graduate or undergraduate who is a member of the ISU Entrepreneur Club can register up until the day of the conference, but traveling with the university is on a first-come, first-served basis. Iowa
State typically sends 20 to 30 students each year. The group collectively applies for available scholarships and participates in fundraising activities to make the trip more accessible to everyone who wants to go. Iowa State has been allowing students the opportunity to attend the national conference since 1997. “The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship sent two Iowa State students to one of the first CEO Conferences in Chicago, when attendance was less than 200 people. Each year since then, the conference has grown, and so has the number of Iowa State students who attend,” Eyles said. The university is partnering with two other Iowa colleges, North Iowa Area Community College and Northern Iowa, and will be taking a charter bus to and from the conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Iowa State
How to register Students interested in this educational opportunity can reserve a spot on the bus via the website, www.isupjcenter.org/programs/ceo. If all spots on the bus are taken, students will be put on a waiting list. Students and alumni can also register for the conference directly; however, they wouldn’t qualify for the group scholarships if registering as an individual.
will fill 22 seats on that bus. Another added bonus to students who decide to attend the conference: all CEO attendees will have the opportunity to attend the TCU vs. BYU football game being played at Cowboys Stadium. All conference participants will get in free, and the students will get a special mention during halftime. Students who attend will walk away with unique experiences.
“The conference is extremely motivating and inspirational. Students have the opportunity to meet the founders of well-known companies like Jimmy John’s, Monster.com, Staples, Southwest Airlines and Chuck E. Cheese,” Eyles said. “I am always amazed at the unending chatter on the bus on the way home as students compare notes, talk about interesting people they met, and toss around new ideas of their own.”
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Passion drives alumnus to launch business Aayush Phumbhra is co-founder of Chegg By Katherine.Klingseis @iowastatedaily.com Many ISU students use Chegg, an online textbook rental company, to save money by renting their textbooks instead of buying them. What those students may not know is that the co-founder of Chegg is an ISU alumnus. Aayush Phumbhra, who’s originally from India, came to Ames in 2001 to study at Iowa State. He said he chose Iowa State because of its small class sizes and high quality professors. “I liked that ISU had 40 or 30 students in a class,” Phumbhra said. “ISU [also] had really good professors.” Phumbhra said financial aid also was easier to receive at Iowa State than it was at other universities. He said he was able to receive financial aid for his second semester at Iowa State, but was unable to receive aid for his first semester. “I came to Iowa State with only $400 in my pocket,” he said. His financial difficulties led Phumbhra to become a co-founder of Chegg. “Textbooks are obviously expensive. Buying and selling used was a solution, but it was not enough,” Phumbhra said. “That led me to find a better solution. It’s what we do today.” Chegg existed as a business on the ISU campus before Phumbhra became involved. He said Chegg was initially run by a man from his basement. “Chegg was mainly used to buy and sell things on campus,” Phumbhra said. “My idea was to take it national.” Phumbhra emailed the founder of Chegg, and said he wanted to launch the company nationally. He said the main challenge he and the other cofounder faced when launching Chegg nationally was being able to secure enough financial backing. In 2004, Phumbhra graduated from Iowa State with a master’s degree in accounting and business administration in marketing. After
Photo courtesy of Aayush Phumbhra Aayush Phumbhra, a 2004 ISU graduate, is the co-founder of Chegg, a textbook rental company. Phumbhra is also the senior vice president of the company. At his current position, Phumbhra has to focus on many aspects of the company. He is currently focusing on the future of the company.
graduation, Phumbhra began working at BearingPoint, a management and consulting firm. “Before I graduated, I was doing really extensive job searching,” he said. “Students have to be proactive when searching for jobs.” Phumbhra recommends that students also do internships before they graduate. He said internships help you gain experience and clarity. “It’s very important to have that sense of real life experience,” he said. “If you’re able to do an internship, you have some experience to go on your resume and it may help clarify things for you and what you want to do.” Two years after Phumbhra graduated from Iowa State, Chegg was of-
ficially funded by sources who were “passionate about solutions to help college students,” and was launched nationally. In 2007, Chegg began renting textbooks. In addition to being the co-founder of the business, Phumbhra is also Chegg’s senior vice president. For his position, Phumbhra has to focus on many different aspects of the business. Currently, he is directing his attention to the future of Chegg. “I am focusing on expanding the amount of services we offer to students,” he said. “My goal is to make sure to work on different things to benefit students.” In addition to renting textbooks,
Chegg also offers students help with picking courses and doing homework. Just recently, Chegg added Zinch, a website that helps high school students connect to colleges, to its business enterprise. “When you’re in high school, Zinch helps you pick the right school,” Phumbhra said. Phumbhra said he has learned a lot from starting Chegg, and enjoys working at the company. He recommends that students try to find jobs that they too enjoy. “The main thing that drove me was passion. You have to be passionate about whatever you want to do in life,” he said. “You should do something you like to do — that you enjoy.”
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Alumna works her way up in the fashion industry Iman El Khatib is an assistant buyer for Macy’s By Kiana.Roppe @iowastatedaily.com After only two years in the “real world,” Iman El Khatib has managed to work her way into a prominent position in the fashion industry. At Iowa State, El Khatib majored in apparel merchandising and design production. She also was involved in various activities like the sorority Chi Omega and the club MODA for Marketing, Organizing, Designing and Analyzing fashion. She also had two internships while in college and one the summer after. One of the places she interned at was Coldwater Creek, an apparel store. She thoroughly enjoyed her experiences and feels the experiences helped her reach her initial goals. She advises ISU students to “get involved, network and find internships that put you on the right career path. The more experiences you have, the more desirable you are to employers.” After she graduated from Iowa State in May 2009 and completed her summer internship, Iman reached out to family members and discovered that she had a contact who worked at Macy’s, Inc. She sent them her resume and was called in for an interview. “The interview process can be challenging,” El Khatib said. “It’s really important to be confident, and that’s something I initially struggled with.” They were obviously impressed with her interview because she was soon hired to be the assistant buyer for Macy’s,
Graphics: Katherine Klingseis/Iowa State Daily This graph represent the percentage of 2008-2009 ISU bachelor’s degrees recipients from each college who are employed, according to the Office of Institutional Research.
Photo courtesy of Iman El Khatib El Khatib has been out in the “real world” for two years, and has already secured a prominent position at Macy’s, Inc. She is currently an assistant buyer.
Inc. Her job entails doing research on products to discover their quality and their sales appeal. She provides the buyer for Macy’s with the information
and the buyer then decides which products, like clothing lines, would be most profitable. The buyer then purchases them for Macy’s stores. Iman has the opportunity
to see and handle the new fashions before anyone else. “I’m in a really good place,” El Khatib said. “I feel established in New York City and Macy’s is a great fit for me”
This graph represent the percentage of 2008-2009 ISU bachelor’s degrees recipients who are placed, seeking or not seeking, according to the Office of Institutional Research.
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Alumnus secures top position at major university Not many recent college graduates can truthfully say they hold an administrative position at a major university. But for Juan Guardia, a 2006 ISU graduate, that statement is true. Guardia is currently the director of Multicultural Affairs at Florida State University. He also is an adjunct professor in the higher education graduate program at FSU. “I love my job,” he said. “Coming to work is nice.” As the director of Multicultural Affairs, Guardia said he works for “advocacy and services for our students at FSU.” He said he was offered the position right after
he graduated from Iowa State with a Ph.D. in educational leadership in 2006. Before attending Iowa State, Guardia, who’s originally from Homestead, Fla., earned his associate’s degree in broadcasting from Miami Dade College, his bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida State and his master’s degree in higher education from Florida State. Guardia was working in the diversity and programs office at George Mason University when Larry Ebbers, ISU professor of higher education, first told him about the ISU department of educational leadership and policy studies. “He told me about the program and within a week, he was already mailing me pro-
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Photo courtesy of Juan Guardia Juan Guardia graduated from Iowa State in 2006 with a post-doctorate degree in educational leadership. He currently holds the position of the director of Multicultural Affairs at Florida State.
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NASA engineer advises keeping ‘eyes open’ Kelly Smith works as a trajectory engineer at NASA
Engaged couple find jobs in same place after graduation Kristian Eisenweiler and Molly Kapaun are teachers By Joy.Wessels @iowastatedaily.com
By Jenna.Miller @iowastatedaily.com Kelly Smith, who is now employed by NASA, graduated from Iowa State in May 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. Smith was involved in many things while working towards his degree. He was actively involved in Veishea, a member of the Sigma Gamma Tau honor society, president of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a community adviser for seven semesters and he also dressed as Cy for some events for eight months. Right now, Smith is working for NASA as a trajectory analyst at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Smith was offered his job in January 2010. Smith credits most of this job finding to the engineering career fair. When he was a sophomore at Iowa State, he interviewed with NASA, but he admits he was not prepared, and he did not get picked as a co-op student. However, that following year, he had better prepared himself, and did get hired as a co-op student. He was a co-op student for 15 months before accepting the job at NASA after graduation. Once he graduated, he had to adjust to many transitions in his life. First, he moved across the country, got married, bought a new car and now he is house hunting. “Everything on campus is tailored toward the students, but it’s not really like that in the real world,” Smith said. At NASA, Smith and his
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Photo courtesy of Kelly Smith Kelly Smith is currently working as a trajectory engineer at NASA. Smith graduated from Iowa State in May 2010.
group are in charge of documenting space shuttles and flight take-offs and making sure that the astronauts have quick, efficient and safe trips. He explained that on a typical day of work, however, he spends time writing computer programs to help with tasks that would take too long to do manually. Some of his biggest challenges so far have been the fact that he started immediately after graduating. “Most of the people I work with have master’s degrees or higher, and I only have a bachelor’s,” Smith said. “It takes some work to catch up and work on the same level as everyone else.”
At the moment, Smith is working on a graduate program through Stanford University. He is taking classes for artificial intelligence, but is unsure if he will stick with that or go back to aerospace engineering. Smith’s recommendations for current ISU students in the aerospace engineering program is to look into other programs besides just aerospace. He also recommends for students to “keep [their] eyes open for new opportunities because it is much harder to learn new things outside of school.” He also said it is important to pursue internships and get work experience in your field.
Searching for a job after graduation can be difficult. Looking for a job near your significant other can be nearly impossible. Engaged couple and ISU alumni Kristian Einsweiler and Molly Kapaun faced this issue as they started their job search after graduation. Einsweiler, who is two years older than Kapaun, started looking for teaching jobs in January 2010. With a degree in political science and an endorsement in secondary education, he wasn’t limited to where he could go geographically. “I applied to schools all over the state of Iowa, even some in Illinois,” Einsweiler said. “I wasn’t forced to stay in any specific area, so I thought I’d have a better chance that way.” Most contracts for teachers are due in April, so schools will post openings as early as January or as late as the end of March. Einsweiler went through the interviewing process with a few different schools, but eventually landed a job as a high school social studies teacher at Columbus Catholic School in Waterloo. “I thought it would be difficult to find a job, but it ended up only taking a week to get hired at Columbus after applying,” he said. Einsweiler thinks a few different items on his resume might have helped him secure his job. Instead of taking a job unrelated to his field during summer vacation, he focused on positions that allowed him to be around students, even if the jobs were unpaid. “I wanted employers to see that I enjoy being around students outside of the classroom,” Einsweiler said. “So I worked at a lot of sports camps during the summer so I could gain that experience.” While Einsweiler did career-related work during his summers, Kapaun was content in just holding a job while balancing class work. “It’s better to gain experience within your field, but I think as long as you’re doing something it’s important,” Kapaun said. “Employers want to see that you can multitask by taking on different activities.” Kapaun’s search for schools was a little different than Einsweiler’s. Wanting to stay close to him, she restricted her search to a 30-mile radius when she started applying in February. She saw a position posted online for an English teacher at Columbus in late March,
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Photo courtesy of Kristian Einsweiler and Molly Kapaun ISU graduates Kristian Einsweiler and Molly Kapaun work as teachers at Columbus Catholic School in Waterloo. The engaged couple searched for jobs near each other.
she applied right away and was hired a few weeks later. Like Einsweiler, Kapaun also credits her resume as a big asset in securing a job. Though she didn’t do a lot of career-related work, she sought out professional advice and tips that would help get her resume into “the right pile.” “I had a lot of different people look at my resume,” Kapaun said. “Professors, superintendents and even family friends that worked in human resources helped me edit it.” Now that Einsweiler and Kapaun have both secured their first jobs out of college, they’re getting used to being around each other more often. “We give each other the space we need,” Einsweiler said. “But it’s nice to have someone there to talk to if we need it.” Kapaun agrees that it’s nice having Einsweiler as a resource when she has questions about her new role as a teacher or needs some advice. “It seems too good to be true,” Kapaun said. Though it’s a bonus for an engaged couple to work right across the hall from one another, Einsweiler and Kapaun are just happy that they were able to find jobs so quickly after graduating.
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Photo courtesy of Clint Weinberg ISU graduate Clint Weinberg is currently working as a design engineer at Vermeer, a company that designs agricultural equipment. Weinberg interned when he was in college.
‘Hands-on’ internship aids alumnus in obtaining job By Joy.Wessels @iowastatedaily.com As students take classes necessary to obtain a degree, the daunting task of finding a job in the “real world” becomes closer with every passing day. While some students have longer to go than others, it’s good to start thinking about what you can do to boost your resume so that you stand out to potential employers. ISU graduate Clint Weinberg knew it was important to get involved while still in college. Before securing a full-time job right after graduation as a design engineer at Vermeer, a company that designs agricultural equipment, Weinberg did a lot of career-related work while getting his degree in mechanical engineering. “I would definitely recommend lining up internships while still in school,” Weinberg said. “It’s also good
I would definitely recommend lining up internships while still in school.” Clint Weinberg to get involved with clubs and organizations that are related to your major.” Weinberg did just that. During the summer and fall of his sophomore year, he did a co-op at Altec in Missouri that designs utility trucks and other equipment. During his next summer, Weinberg interned for a company that does custom engineering for Fortune 500 companies. He then helped build railway equipment for Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. throughout the summer before his senior year. Weinberg also recommended that students utilize
the career fair held each semester for students. But, he said, don’t go empty-handed or without knowing what sort of companies will be there. Even if you’re not looking for an internship, it’s still a good idea to go just to see what companies come to look for ISU students. “Students should research different companies they’re interested in,” Weinberg said. “I researched companies that I knew I could be hands-on at and ones that involved heavy machinery.” Narrowing down your interests also will help to ensure that you find the right job for you. If you take advantage of internships, get involved with clubs and organizations on campus and research companies that come to the career fair, you’ll not only feel prepared about entering the work place, but you’ll also be a great prospect for employers.
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