Northwestern College student Stephen Dykstra of Pella has been selected to participate in Leadership Iowa University, an Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation effort aimed specifically at Iowa’s college students. LIU 2013 is taking place in Des Moines Aug. 4–8. Participants will meet with Governor Terry Branstad and state legislators as well as Iowa business leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition to a weeklong curriculum that includes leadership training and hands-on education about the state’s issues, the program will also include two follow-up sessions to further enhance leadership and business skills and a mentorship opportunity with a business professional in the student’s area of career interest. Dykstra, a sophomore, is majoring in political science and aiming for a career in law and politics.