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  • Lights. Camera. Adventure. - Iowa State University
    profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Lights Camera Adventure Scott Siepker a k a the Iowa Nice Guy only has extremely nice things to say about his time at Iowa State I could and maybe someday will fill book chapters about my experience at Iowa State No single place has had more of an effect on my life said Siepker In fact he enjoyed his time here so much one of his dreams is to return to Iowa State as an artist in residence so he can give back to his alma mater s student body Siepker 05 came to Iowa State thinking he wanted to be a psychologist But in his sophomore year he did something that changed his career path He took an acting class That one decision changed my life he said And after landing a role in A Christmas Carol he was hooked on acting Fast forward a few years and Siepker s acted in films and commercials hosted a couple of TV shows and created maybe his most memorable role so far the Iowa Nice Guy But how does Siepker differ from his famous role I m not nearly as cool or sophisticated as he is But I can tell you for certain that I am much nicer than the Iowa Nice Guy Maybe the Iowa Nice Guy s name is a misnomer but it s this role that has led Siepker to some amazing feats he may not have had otherwise You know like getting 1 million views on YouTube for his original Iowa Nice video While he was at Iowa State Siepker discovered his life s calling With 100 majors and more than 800 clubs and organizations on campus to choose

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/02/siepker (2016-04-29)
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  • Students’ international leadership brings the world to Iowa State - Iowa State University
    Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Students international leadership brings the world to Iowa State Chile Belgium Germany Switzerland These are a few of the places that have hosted the World Congress for the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences IAAS But this summer IAAS members will flock to Iowa because from July 13 31 Iowa State will host the World Congress Getting to host this event is an honor After all students from more than 40 countries participate in IAAS so there s a long list of noteworthy locations to choose from But with hard work from IAAS members Genna Tesdall junior in global resource systems and biology and Rebecca Clay sophomore in agronomy the IAAS committee chose Iowa State for this year s congress Tesdall may have had a little pull she s also the international president of this 100 000 member organization By joining clubs at Iowa State you ll have the chance to find amazing leadership opportunities just like Tesdall has You ll also get to learn from and about other students In the case of IAAS members get to meet students from all around the world who share their same interests That s part of the reason Dylan Clark senior in global resource systems and environmental studies joined Said Clark I became involved in IAAS because of the opportunities to learn from other passionate students at Iowa State and around the world With more than 800 student clubs and organizations on campus you should have no problem discovering one or two perfect for you at Iowa State They re how you ll discover and deepen your passions It s like Tesdall said Clubs are the spice of life at Iowa State They not only take you beyond your major but

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/02/iaas (2016-04-29)
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  • Your lifelong adventure begins with career services - Iowa State University
    Undergrad majors Students Sign ons services Academic support Schedule of classes University catalog Recreation services Student organizations Safety Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Your lifelong adventure begins with career services Your dream job An awesome internship A unique co op experience You name it the talented career services staff at Iowa State can help you find it They offer the support you need to reach the future you ve always wanted As a bonus they re a pretty friendly bunch too But how do they do it Every year career services staff spends hour upon hour organizing career fairs networking events mock interviews alumni activities and much more All for the same purpose to help Iowa State students find their next amazing adventure Thousands of students participate in these events with great success like making connections with future employers Iowa State s career services department is unique because every college on our campus has its own career services office Only 15 percent of U S colleges and universities are set up this way Kathy Wieland director of Business Career Services says this We re proud to be one of the few U S universities with this type of structure It allows each college to deliver personalized attention to its students The hard work career services staff puts in every day is paying off for Iowa State students on average 94 percent of our undergraduate students go on to a career or further education of their choice within six months of graduation Pretty awesome huh Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure hits all the right notes Her adventure

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/02/career (2016-04-29)
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  • Their big screen adventure - Iowa State University
    is tackling a big job for Iowa State this winter restoring and cleaning the stage curtain in the university s Stephens Auditorium Even under a half inch of dust it s a magnificent piece of art at 2 800 pounds And after 45 years and nearly 3 500 performances oh the stories it could tell Last spring as she was finishing up a master s degree in apparel merchandising and design Kate Greder assisted behind the scenes to figure out what the restoration project should include and how to get it done She later signed on to lead the work for University Museums In textile conservation the opportunity to work on a piece of this magnitude is rare she said Greder is assisted by senior intern Amy Lowery who jumped in when a request for volunteers arose during her museums class last fall Lowery who graduates this May in anthropology and biology is applying to graduate programs in museum studies I m interested in a career in conservation This is great experience to gain before I leave Iowa State she said Before starting on the front of the curtain the team replaced the rod pocket near its lower edge and cleaned the back lining A future phase could include mechanizing the raising and lowering of the curtain That s right it s been ropes pulleys and determination doing it the last 45 years Armed with a few tools brushes microfiber cloths water and a conservation vacuum they re hand cleaning the front side of the curtain Some days they work through as much as 20 square feet some days as little as three Claire Kruesel joins them when she can Kruesel who expects to complete a master s degree in creative writing and the environment next year said the curtain

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2014/01/curtain (2016-04-29)
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  • Adventure is in their genes - Iowa State University
    Info for Faculty staff Parents families Alumni Visitors Business industry Giving to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets Adventure is in their genes For Cassidy and Camryn Williams a sense of adventure must be genetic Because for these two sisters majoring in computer science at Iowa State no adventure is too big to undertake Especially when it comes to the one thing they happen to share other than their DNA a passion for leading the way for women in computing and science technology engineering and mathematics STEM education Take for instance last year when the two were invited to speak at the White House Tech Inclusion Summit There they got to talk about their experiences as women in computer science while also making connections with professionals from big name companies People from all these large corporations and start up companies kept asking me to meet with them said Cassidy a senior Added Camryn a sophomore Everyone I met at the summit was so encouraging They said You are paving the way for others That will always stay with me As the Williams sisters have already discovered academics can lead Iowa State students to opportunities they ve only dreamed about And in their role of computer science mentors these sisters are flying high Sometimes literally like when Cassidy was the only student to participate in UnGrounded an innovation lab held aboard a private British Airways flight Other participants Oh just tech superstars like Craig Newmark founder of Craigslist Students across all majors at Iowa State are taking part in remarkable activities outside of the classroom Whether it s being invited to speak at the White House going to Minneapolis for a class design trip or traveling

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/11/twins (2016-04-29)
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  • Adventuring the night away - Iowa State University
    up their shoes for their big party in January every year they don t just dance the night away They dance the day away too In fact when all is said and done these students stand for 15 hours straight But doesn t all that dancing make their feet hurt Sure a little All that pain is forgotten though when they remember why they re dancing to band together and raise money for children at the University of Iowa Children s Hospital Dance Marathon is one of the most popular student organizations at Iowa State And for good reason Not only do participants get to make an impact on children with life threatening illnesses they re able to have fun with other students who want to make a difference Dance Marathon invites dancers to step out of their comfort zones to meet new people whether it s a person on your same dorm floor or one of our miracle kids Plus it s a lot of fun said Jessica Pearce dance marathon general co director and senior in kinesiology and health Last year alone 957 students participated in Dance Marathon raising more than 327 000 for their cause And chances are like Pearce these students have taken away a thing or two in their dancing adventure Dance Marathon has provided the push I need to stay on top of my schoolwork I ve learned how to prioritize my time motivate people and push myself to reach a higher standard she said And if there s one thing Dance Marathon participants know other than the importance of comfy shoes it s that college is about more than just class It s about furthering your interests outside of the classroom and meeting new people along the way Who knows by joining one

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/11/Dance%20Marathon (2016-04-29)
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  • An adventure waiting to be painted - Iowa State University
    Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets An adventure waiting to be painted To some a paintbrush is merely a tool used to transfer paint from palette to canvas To others like Iowa State design professor Deb Satterfield a paintbrush is akin to a microphone giving those who hold it a clear voice where there may not have been one before After all it was a paintbrush that helped Satterfield s autistic son John find a way to finally express himself And it was in effect that same paintbrush that has helped her lead students and faculty to new heights in autism research and outreach Satterfield first realized the power of painting a few years ago when John came home from school with a list of project suggestions Out of all of them she thought he might enjoy painting the most What she didn t realize was that art would allow John to express himself in ways he d previously never been able to It was eye opening to me I had never even thought to give him a chance When I look at these paintings I see John s voice Satterfield said It also made her think who else could benefit from a creative outlet And with that question Satterfield found her calling using art to improve the lives of children with cognitive disabilities and autism Soon she was working with a team of faculty and students to design educational social inclusion and play experiences for these children And now her team s research is changing the lives of these kids and their family members whose eyes light up when they see what their loved ones are truly capable of Everybody deserves the opportunity to express themselves said Satterfield At Iowa State our professors are expressing themselves through

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/11/painting (2016-04-29)
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  • Animating his own adventure - Iowa State University
    Sports schedules Tickets Animating his own adventure Go to a movie or turn on your television and chances are you just might see the work of motion designer and Iowa State graduate John Likens 08 graphic design We re talking Iron Man 3 Marvel s The Avengers Scion Skittles VH1 NFL MTV This talented designer has worked on brands most creative people dream about and Likens has only been out of college for five years His work has even been nominated for a Daytime Emmy which makes all those all nighters he pulled in Iowa State s design building totally worth it Ever since he was young Likens has been drawn to animation When I was a kid my dream was to be an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios Well either that or a professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys Whichever worked out first would be fine Once it became clear his pro football dream wasn t going to pan out he decided to focus his attention on his other passion design Cue Iowa State The opportunity to live and study abroad in Rome during my senior year was a major selling point for me to enroll at Iowa State he said Then when I got there I realized what design actually was and became interested in pursuing a career in the design field It was at Iowa State that professors helped Likens realize his full potential And now instead of playing for the NFL he s designing their motion graphics Likens came to Iowa State to follow his passion which has led him on an amazing adventure in animation And here s the advice he gives students Find what it is that you re truly passionate about and ask yourself if you re willing to work extremely

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/11/likens (2016-04-29)
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