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The Hype features submissions from Iowa State University multicultural students. The Hype is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Students Affairs; however, the views expressed are not necessarily those of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Iowa State University, the Iowa Board of Regents or the State of Iowa.

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Staff Interview: Judy Peter

28 Aug 2017 12:44 PM


Judy Peter is the Secretary of Multicultural Student Affairs. She loves her job and takes the time to get to know everyone in the office. Her kind and bubbly personality made the opportunity to interview her a fun experience. Judy has been at Iowa Statre for 23+ years and will be retiring in March. I hope these following interview helps you get to know her a little more.

Staff/Faculty Interview    

Staff Interview: Alexa Bueltel

25 Aug 2017 4:18 PM

By: Satoriaw

Meet Alexa Bueltel, the Multicultural Programing Graduate Assistant at MSA. Alexa hails from the great city of Evansville, Indiana. She is in her second year as a graduate student at Iowa State, and this is her first year working in MSA. To learn more about Alexa's role and how to contact her, visit her staff profile or stop in the MSA Office to say hello.I had a chance to get to know more about Alexa during the interview below.

Staff/Faculty Interview    

Yes, there are Black people in Iowa. Check out the Black Student Alliance

23 Aug 2017 4:19 PM

Guest Blogger Guest Blogger

ATTENTION: Are you passionate about social justice issues affecting the black community? Are you looking for a place where you can be unapologetically Black? Are you wanting to have fun and create strong friendships early in your college career? Then BSA is the place for you!

Club Spotlight     Black Student Alliance

Rockin' the Red Polo

23 Aug 2017 12:16 PM


Just like on any other typical day, I logged onto my ISU email to check my emails. As I was browsing through, I opened up an email from ISU admissions saying I had been recommended to apply to be a Cyclone Aide. First thing that came in my mind? "Nope, never going to happen. There is no way a shy person like me could ever be a Cyclone Aide." It was one of those things I wanted to do it but I wasn't sure if I was capable. I ignored the email and the application link for quite some time, until I received another email saying to apply.

Leadership Callout     Cynthia

Cambodia, Angkor Wat. During Sunrise

To Singapore and Back: The Basic Study Abroad Run Down by Enrique Rubio-Delgado

18 Aug 2017 5:19 PM

Guest Blogger Guest Blogger

I spent a semester in Singapore--these are the top questions I am asked about my study abroad experiences.

Why did you choose Singapore?

Adventure     Study Abroad

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Keep Calm and Join Kin Collective

18 Aug 2017 3:57 PM

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Tired of being the only student of color in your Kinesiology classes? Interested in switching your major or adding a Kinesiology minor?  Join the Kin Collective and build a stronger connection with other students and faculty members.

5 Reasons you should join:

Club Spotlight     College of Human Sciences

Finding My Room by Kpandi Lumeh

16 Aug 2017 12:07 PM

Guest Blogger Guest Blogger

Four years ago I moved in on campus and could not find my room. I had my bed and dresser but it was unclear to me where I would call home.

Now, I think of all the B’s that could have been A’s. I think of the final I missed because I slept through my alarm The times I wanted to confide in a professor but didn't. The time I learned of the rules I’m supposed to live under as a Black girl.

In My Words     Community, Black/African American

Welcome to The Hype: It's What's Up

16 Aug 2017 10:32 AM

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Welcome to The Hype, a blog by and for Multicultural Students at Iowa State University.  "Hype" has many definitions, but at its core, the word means "promotion and exposure." We hope to promote, amplify and expose the ISU campus to your voice. Multicultural Student Affairs hosts the Hype but the posts are yours. Plan to come back Sunday through Thursday for posts from your fellow students about their experiences on campus, interviews with faculty and staff, multicultural student organizations, leadership roles, adventures and more.


Kenyatta Shamburger

Staff Interview: Kenyatta Shamburger

08 Aug 2017 1:19 PM

Kristina Kristina

Kenyatta Shamburger is the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural Student Affairs.  Originally from Winston Salem, NC, Kenyatta has been at Iowa State since 2013.  Kenyatta's MSA Staff Profile highlights some of his professional accomplishments but here we ask the questions that will really help you to get to know Kenyatta.

Staff/Faculty Interview    

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The Syllabus Week Struggle

08 Aug 2017 1:07 PM

Kristina Kristina

No matter your major, here are the top five experiences you likely had this week.

5. The feeling when you get your first syllabus of the semester

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