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  • A red wine fit for the White House - Iowa State University
    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 A red wine fit for the White House Presidential inauguration luncheons are renowned for featuring the crème de la crème of what our country has to offer And President Obama s second inauguration luncheon was certainly no exception Hickory grilled bison Red potato horseradish cakes And a 2009 merlot from Bedell Cellars the winery that just happens to have Iowa State alum Trent Preszler 98 Interdisciplinary Studies at the helm Preszler has been at Bedell for 10 years where he quickly moved up the ranks from national brand manager to CEO When he received the news that Bedell s wine would be served at the inauguration luncheon Preszler couldn t have been more thrilled After all having your wine served to the president of the United States is a pretty good sign you ve made it While he was on his Iowa State adventure Preszler couldn t have guessed that someday he d be running a successful winery But what he did know was that taking advantage of the opportunities at Iowa State was sure to help him along his journey That s why he became vice president of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council Legislative affairs director for the Government of the Student Body And saxophonist for the Cyclone Football Varsity Marching Band A list as diverse as the wine he now helps create At Iowa State students can expect to find unlimited opportunities that help prepare them for any future adventure after college Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/09/wine (2016-04-29)
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  • An adventure to keep active - Iowa State University
    technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets An adventure to keep active You already know Iowa State s campus is one of the most beautiful in the United States But did you know it s also one of the most active In fact just last year Men s Health magazine called Iowa State the No 1 fittest college in the United States Which makes it the perfect place for students to get moving Maybe one of the easiest ways Iowa Staters keep active is by following in the footsteps of thousands of students who ve gone before them by walking biking or skateboarding to class across our beautiful campus And when they re looking for an extra way to keep the freshman 15 at bay they just put on their comfiest pair of kicks and join a game of ultimate frisbee or go for a run by Lake LaVerne When students want to stay inside for a game of basketball volleyball or racquetball we offer topnotch workout facilities like the Lied Recreation Athletic Center This is where they also can hit up an elliptical rower or free weights and take an aerobics or yoga class to stay in shape For those who can t get enough of rock climbing or swimming State Gym was recently renovated so they can scale a 40 ft climbing wall or take a dip in the recreation pool with 25 person spa attached Since exercise has been shown to boost immune systems improve concentration and relieve stress staying active is more important for college students than ever before That s why all across campus Iowa State features fun ways to keep fit both inside and out Now all students have to do is decide what sweatworthy activities sound

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/09/recservices (2016-04-29)
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  • An adventure within an adventure - Iowa State University
    ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets An adventure within an adventure Iowa State students know they re in for an adventure the minute they step on campus But sometimes their most memorable moments happen when they head off university grounds and into another country for a week or two We call it our Study Abroad Shorts program Participants call it life changing One of those participants is Daquane Triplett junior in psychology who went to Belize for 10 days during his Shorts program journey While there he was able to help the villagers he met by building invaluable solar latrines His favorite part of his experience Getting out of the classroom and seeing what the real Belize was like I liked how the places we stayed along the way and how we lived made me feel like I was a Belizean instead of a tourist Triplett said Shorts program participants can choose to visit the Bahamas Italy Belize China or Spain But no matter where they go they ll learn a lot about the world and themselves Said Triplett I learned that no matter where you re from people often have much more in common than they would think It also has taught me to be a lot more sociable in my everyday life I made some great friends that I may never have even spoken to if it weren t for this program The Study Abroad Shorts program is a unique way first and second year Iowa State students can explore new places develop career skills and make new friends during their spring or summer break And all it takes is packing your bags and heading off campus and on to an international adventure

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/09/belize (2016-04-29)
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  • An out-of-this-world adventure - Iowa State University
    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 An out of this world adventure This year at NASA s annual Lunabotics Mining Competition Iowa State s Lunabotics Club left other teams in its moon dust That s because the lunar robot that 18 club members spent hours designing assembling and testing took home the coveted first place spot scooping up more than 115 kilograms of simulated moon soil This win was one small step for lunar robots One giant leap for Iowa State s Lunabotics Club When students who are passionate about lunabotics join Iowa State s club of the same name they not only deepen their knowledge of the subject they embark on an adventure with others who share their same passion Even better yet many team members form friendships that will last long after graduation I ve met some awesome people by joining the Lunabotics Club We ve spent a lot of time together working but we also get together just to hang out said David Peiffer sophomore in industrial engineering And taking home first place at NASA s Lunabotics Mining Competition was definitely icing on the cake It s cool I knew our team had it in it to win this said project director Katie Goebel a senior in mechanical engineering at the time of the competition Lunabotics Dance Architecture Marketing No matter students hobbies passions or part time obsessions Iowa State has a mix of 800 clubs and organizations on campus So students are sure to find one or two clubs they re over the moon for while making friendships that last a lifetime For more information about Iowa State s student organizations click here For more information

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/09/lunabotics (2016-04-29)
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  • Law enforcement lines up for his research - Iowa State University
    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 Law enforcement lines up for his research Most TV police dramas go something like this An eyewitness scans a photo lineup and positively identifies the suspect Faced with this evidence the suspect admits guilt Case closed Unfortunately in real life eyewitness identification is rarely this cut and dried just ask Iowa State professor of psychology Gary Wells Wells Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Wendy and Mark Stavish Chair in Social Sciences has dedicated years of his career to studying the reliability of eyewitness identification His research has been featured in some of today s most highly regarded psychology journals and he s made appearances on television shows like 48 Hours Today Rock Center 60 Minutes and more But even more impressive an estimated 35 percent of the nation s law enforcement agencies have adopted new eyewitness identification procedures Wells has developed Recently another one of Wells studies has gained national attention proving that sequential photo lineups where witnesses view one photograph at a time produce fewer mistaken eyewitness IDs than simultaneous photo lineups When it comes to eyewitness identification this is a landmark study Said Wells It s a good study for reassuring police departments that they re not really going to lose suspect picks from it but they will get fewer mistakes Which is exactly what these departments want The adventurous minds at Iowa State are making their mark on the world through their research whether that research is eyewitness identification cyber security or biofuel technology And these professors are passing their knowledge along to every Iowa State student they teach so students have the skills they need to

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/09/eyewitness (2016-04-29)
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  • An adventure in politics - Iowa State University
    to ISU About ISU profile Extension outreach Information technology TIER efficiency review Employment Diversity Consumer information Athletics Cyclone athletics Sports schedules Tickets An adventure in politics For students passionate about politics there s no city more exciting than Washington D C Bills being formed Laws being passed It s a political junkie s dream And for five members of Iowa State s Government of the Student Body it s where they recently had the opportunity to have their voices heard during Big 12 Day on the Hill There students met with Iowa senators and congressmen to advocate for higher learning For students who care about making a difference as much as these GSB members do taking their concerns to D C was inspiring We got to be the face of higher education said Nyajuok Deng senior in criminal justice and political science For Jacob Thomas senior in accounting discussing issues with representatives was exhilarating It s a thrill to meet the people who represent you on a national stage he said Nyajuok and Jacob work hard to represent Iowa State students through GSB whose mission is to strengthen students voices and enhance students experiences And they ve learned a thing or two in the process GSB has taught me how to network and build meaningful relationships said Jacob And GSB isn t the only organization where students get the opportunity to connect with others who share their same passion Iowa State has more than 800 clubs and organizations that cover interests of all kinds But why should you look beyond the classroom to get involved on campus Said Nyajuok There are hands on experiences you get from joining clubs that add to the college experience We couldn t have said it better ourselves Learn more about Iowa State s Government

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/06/gsb (2016-04-29)
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  • Art is an adventure - Iowa State University
    aid Request information Visit Academics Colleges departments Library Research Graduate programs Global programs Distance education 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 Art is an adventure Take a stroll on Iowa State s campus and you ll be surrounded by spectacular art at every step That s because Iowa State has one of the largest campus public art programs in the United States And one of the most exciting recent additions includes Panthers a bronze sculpture by Iowa State s first artist in residence Christian Petersen The sculpture s explosive nature said Director of University Museums Lynette Pohlman seems to captivate people young and old Having artwork like Panthers on campus does many wonderful things like sparking student interest in art and helping them develop a keen visual literacy Pohlman explains the importance of visual literacy like this Visual literacy when practiced regularly will increase creative problem solving and critical thinking in all academic disciplines A biologist for example would draw upon visual literacy while examining cells in a Petri dish while an agronomist may use it to visually identify the effects of erosion Every day by taking in the art Iowa State has to offer students sharpen their creative problem solving and critical thinking two skill sets that are sure to serve them well throughout their lifetime Learn more about the art at Iowa State Sporting their adventure On their life s adventure together His adventure hits all the right notes Her adventure is making the world healthier Learning communities Adventuring together A real life

    Original URL path: http://www.iastate.edu/stories/2013/06/art (2016-04-29)
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  • Graduating to a new adventure - Iowa State University
    t head off to start a new job right away after graduation even though he surely could have Instead only a week after receiving his diploma he packed his bags and headed to Kenya Moses is the founder of Hope 4 Africa an organization dedicated to providing books computers and even electricity to schools in Africa that desperately need assistance And it s a cause that s close to his heart because Moses lived in Kenya for 12 years before his family moved to Iowa when he was 14 It didn t take long after the move for him to realize that the educational opportunities he found in the United States were ones that just didn t exist for many children in Africa That s when Hope 4 Africa was born when Moses was a student at Valley High School in West Des Moines But instead of forgetting about Hope 4 Africa after he graduated from high school Moses brought it with him to Iowa State He started a Hope 4 Africa club on campus and helped it grow into what it is today an organization that has raised more than 30 000 for students in Africa And it could also turn out to be the heart and soul of Moses future I want to continue with Hope 4 Africa and hopefully make it a full time job said Moses And with a triple major in economics political science and international studies if anyone can turn what started as a club into a full fledged career it s Moses The same day he graduated Moses posted this on Hope 4 Africa s blog Four years ago they told me I was choosing my adventure at Iowa State and I never understood what that meant but today I do It is

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