If you see a dervish of educational promise and innovative spirit whirling across the Iowa plains toward you, don’t worry. It’s probably an Iowa State Cyclone! Iowa State University (ISU), in Ames, IA--36,000 students strong--boasts a rating of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation, and offers over 200 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a world-renowned professional degree program in Veterinary Medicine. Further, the age of the Internet wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for ISU: the world’s first digital computer (the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, or ABC) was invented on this campus in 1939. Finally, Ames is home to one of the most active student bodies in the nation: ISU has over 800 registered student organizations and 50 Greek chapters, and robust participation in dozens of intramural activities ranging from pickleball and nine-ball pool to Frisbee and Texas hold-em. So, if you can grab that Cyclone before it whizzes by, why not engage in some school tradition and kiss him or her under the Campanile at midnight?