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MEN’S SOCCER Drake wins the Missouri Valley Conference, beating Evansville 2-1 Sunday. PAGE 6 SPORTS THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER FOR DRAKE UNIVERSITY SINCE 1884 THE TIMES-DELPHIC DES MOINES, IOWA • Monday, November 16, 2009 • VOL. 128, NO. 17 • H1N1 vaccine available today & FILE PHOTO THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTER is offering the H1N1 vaccine to students with chronic illnesses on a walk-in basis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Calendar solves campus scheduling hassles Student Life adds new campus calendar online by ANN SCHNOEBELEN Staff Writer Want to know what’s going on around campus tonight? How about this weekend? Or next month? Or maybe next year? Students, faculty, prospective students and anyone else can access the new online Campus Events Calendar by clicking the “Today @ Drake” link on the right-hand side of Drake University’s homepage. The beginning of this new feature replaced the weekly campus calendar that appeared on the BlueView news feed. “We have been wanting to do this for like 25 years,” Director of Student Leadership and Service Programs Jan Wise said. The default view shows all campuswide events, but there are also seven categories viewers can select to filter the listings, such as “Academics,” “Athletics” and “Fine Arts And Performances.” A committee of around 20 people has been working on the calendar, but Wise said that Director of Web Communications Jeremy Sievers was responsible for putting it together. Wise said its usefulness is evident. “We’ve already seen it in the Student Life Center,” she said. “People will come in looking for a speaker and we’ll know where to show them instead of saying, ‘Well, let’s go out and look at the posters on the wall’ or something.” Student organizations can also use it to avoid scheduling conflicting events, and it allows prospective students to get an idea of things happening at Drake, Wise said. People who want their event added to the calendar can e-mail Wise at edu. And, unlike the BlueView calendar, she said, there are no deadlines. Events can be posted months in advance and updated as needed or put up the day they’re happening. “Everybody has wanted a calendar that could put all the events together,” Wise said with a smile. “It’s great that we have it, finally. I feel like we’ve arrived.” n HUNGRY Drake students can volunteer for Combat Hunger downtown by LIZZIE PINE Managing Editor All the regulars know Ray Sales. One hand is on his cane, holding it steady against his knee as he sits on a plastic blue chair. The other brushes past his red Marines hat to dip a plastic spoon into a bowl of chili. A group gathers around him as he shares his life’s stories. His white whiskers frame his grin as other men jokingly call him a stud. When he was 18, he was drafted to the Vietnam War. “I survived in Vietnam where the mentality is you and me,” he said. “That’s how you survive. If you have to kill somebody, it’s better Connection Cafe is bumping into each other between the bright green, blue, red and purple walls. They are smiling at their friends and all eating together as a community. In this restaurant, people know each other. Because they’ve been there before. Many times, twice a day. They are hungry. The Connection Cafe is a soup kitchen in downtown Des Moines. People eat lunch and dinner there every day except Friday and Sunday. Some are homeless, and some just cannot afford food. Many have been laid off recently due to the economy. People like Ray are all over Iowa. No SEE HUNGER, PAGE 4 To Write Love on Her Arms founder ‘You’re not alone’ |shares his thoughts on community by TYLER O’NEIL Relays Editor Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the “To Write Love on Her Arms” movement, gave a presentation Wednesday night that transcended the meaning of community, organizers said. Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Residence Hall Association and Student Activities Board collaborated to bring the speaker to Drake. The organization was founded to spread hope and provide help to people battling addiction, depression or thoughts of suicide. Tworkowski spoke about the impact of these struggles and relationships, on how loved ones are affected. Although IFC and Panhel regularly sponsor speakers for the Greek community, vice presidents for programming for IFC and Panhel, junior Peter Peter and senior Tisleen Singh, said they wanted to do something different this fall. “When we first started, we wanted to do something unique,” Peter said. By involving RHA and SAB, Peter said they hoped to increase attendance and spread TWLOHA’s message about a usually taboo subject. photo illustration by SARAH ANDREWS | Photo Editor SEE LOVE, PAGE 2 Caught GREEN-Handed Drake students add to by CORI CLARK Staff Writer you than me.” He fought for 13 months, and then returned to the States. “When I came back, it was a bad time in the country,” he said. The bodies from the war were shipped to Long Beach, Calif., and it became Ray’s job to drive the bodies to San Diego for identification. After the war, he drove a truck for 21 years, until his kidney gave out. He happened to be driving in Iowa at the time, so he stayed here for treatment. He was fortunate to receive a donated kidney, he said. Since then, he has stayed in Iowa. The audience dwindles; they have heard this story before. One stands up to grab a ham sandwich and orange juice. Everyone in The Drake’s Sodexo dining services and the Drake Environmental Action League have collaborated to bring the Drake community one step closer to being a green campus. “Caught Green-Handed” was started to “encourage students to be kind to the environment and make a difference both on campus and off,” said DEAL co-president Matt Jurysta. Members of DEAL will be keeping their eyes pealed for random “acts of green.” This includes everything from recycling items, picking up trash, reusing mugs instead of paper cups or even turning the water off when brushing your teeth. “There are tons of green things you can do on campus,” said DEAL co-president Courtney Howell. Three to five DEAL members will circulate around campus each week, searching for acts of green. The designated members will rotate from week to week. If you get caught green-handed, the DEAL member will thank you for being good to the environment and give you a green poker chip with the word “DEAL” on it. About 15 tokens will be SEE GREEN, PAGE 2 Senate conversations by ERIKA SEVIGNY Staff Writer by ERIN HOGAN News Editor Student Senate continued its recent trend of allocating time to students in the back of the room during Speakers and Issues at its weekly Thursday meeting. Sophomore Matt Jurysta returned with more questions about Senate’s transparency and vision. After the first motion under New Business was passed, ap- proving the Drake Optimist Club, Senator Sarah Tucker moved to allow non-senators to raise their hands to be placed on the speaking order during discussion. The motion passed. Visitors took advantage of the opportunity to contribute to the conversations over motions and issues. Jurysta, members from the newly formed Drake Optimist Club, Senate committee members and other regular attendees questioned how student fees were being spent when SEE SENATE, PAGE 2


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