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February 23, 2011

Smoking on Campus 3 strikes and you’re out 50 bucks Pg. 4


Chronicle covering the campus beat


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Pigs in a Blanket Ingredients: Volume 10, Issue 16 Copyright 2011

The Publication The Campus Chronicle is an independent student newspaper serving the DMACC Ankeny campus. The Chronicle publishes weekly In print. Copies are located in newspaper boxes around campus.

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Editor in Chief -Brian OsbornCopy Editor Mandy Bornhoft Layout Editor Mariah Mack News Editor Kate Strickler Staff Writers Brian Osborn Kayla Wilwerding Casey Morgan Zack Kramer T.J. Matthews Isaac Speed Mike McGregor Mariah Mack Contributing Writer C.J. Eilers Jay Warren Jon Krueger Photo Editor Position Available Circulation Manager Jill Majerus Advertising Staff Mike McGregor Video Project/Web Manager Glen Cosner Cartoonist Katie Hermann Faculty Adviser Julie Roosa

Hot Dogs Crescent Rolls Cheese

Heres what you do:

Cut a slit into the hot dog and place the cheese in slit. Wrap the hot dog into the crescent roll Place in preheated, 350 degree oven. Bake till golden brown. Don’t forget to spray the pan.


Save the date for DMACC movie night March 4 the Student Activities Council will be hosting a family movie night in building 5 at 6 pm. The featured movie will be Disney’s “Tangled.”

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Wednesday Justin Chandler, Magician

Bldg. 5 - Student Lounge 11:15 -12:15 PM Sponsored by: Ankeny Student Activities Council

Transfer College Fair

Bld. 5, Quiet Lounge 10:00 - 12:30 PM If you plan to transfer from DMACC to a four-year college, attend the next Transfer College Fair to begin exploring your transfer options. Representatives from several four-year colleges will be in attendance. The college representatives can answer your questions about admission requirements, majors, transfer credit, financial aid & scholarships, housing options and campus life.

Test Taking Workshop: Objective Tests

Bldg. 6, Rm. 12 1:25 - 2:20 PM Reduce your test anxiety by studying smarter as you prepare for multiple choice, true-false, and short answer tests. This free session is sponsored by the Ankeny Academic Achievement Center.

February Calendar


Nurse Practitioner

Bldg. 24, Rm. 103 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Nurse Practitioner, Ed Piasecki, will be available in the Campus Health Office to see currently enrolled DMACC students for FREE regarding their health concerns/needs. Call Campus Health to schedule an appointment or for questions at X 6352.

Iowa Energy Basketball

Wells Fargo Arena iowa/ 10:30 am Tickets on sale now! $8 - $20 Call the Energy at (515) 4622849 to order/renew season tickets or to discuss any questions. You can buy the tickets in the bldg 5. office.

The Prints of Sol LeWitt

Steven Vail Fine Arts - Project Room Free 11:00am The exhibition at SVFA will feature prints produced between 1987 and 2005 that will give viewers a representative survey of LeWitt’s artistic approach. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm,Saturday 10am 4pm.



Workshop:Italian Class

SAC Blood Drive

Building and Room Bldg. 5 - Quiet Lounge 12:00 - 11:59 PM Sponsored by: Ankeny Student Activities Council

Phlebotomy Information Session

Building 24, Room 111 12:30 - 1:15 PM Anyone wishing to learn more about the Phlebotomy program (drawing blood) is encouraged to attend this information session. This session is also a requirement for acceptance to the Phlebotomy program.

Briar Cliff University Choir Concert

Bldg. 6 Auditorium 7:30 - 9:30 PM The Briar Cliff University Choir will be performing on the DMACC Ankeny Campus Fri., Feb. 25th in the Bldg. #6 Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Their DMACC performance will be unique because the DMACC Concert Choir will join their colleagues from Briar Cliff to perform the ever popular "Hallelujah Chorus" by G.F. Handel. There is no admission charge, and the concert will last for roughly 90 minutes.

Location:Valley Southwoods Freshman High School 625 S. 35th St. West Des Moines, IA 50265 (515) 267-6955 This class is an introduction to Italian with a focus on vocabulary and pronunciation for firsttime Italian language learners. Students purchase text, Italian in 10 Minutes a Day. Admission: $67 Contact:633-5001 Registration and/or reservations are required

Brenton Plaza 2 for 1 admission 2PM-6PM; 7:30PM-9PM Grab your skates and head to Brenton Plaza for "Cheap Skate" ice skating. Two for the price of one admission from 2PM to 6PM and again from 7:30PM to 9PM.



Photo Flip Books

Bldg. 5 - Student Lounge 10:00 - 2:00 PM Sponsored by: Ankeny Student Activities Council

Nurse Practitioner

Bldg. 24, Rm. 103 10:00 - 2:00 PM Nurse Practitioner, Ed Piasecki, will be available in the Campus Health Office to see currently enrolled DMACC students for FREE regarding their health concerns/needs. Call Campus Health to schedule an appointment or for questions at X 6352.

Test Taking Workshop: Essay Tests

Bldg. 6, Rm. 12 11:15 - 12:10 PM What do instructors look for in a strong essay response? What clues to a good answer lurk in the wording of the questions themselves? Learn how to predict questions, practice responses, and keep your cool at exam time. This free workshop is sponsored by the Ankeny

For more information on events and their locations, go to and click on the calendar.


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How is DMACC complying with the Smoke Free Air Act of 2008 has had positive overall effects. “The research that (DMACC) looked over before the state passed the Smoke Free Air Act showed that of all the

students saying they’re glad they no longer have to walk through a gauntlet of smoke when they’re going to class. Students with asthma have told me that the new policy

cancers caused by the consumption of something, tobacco was by far the most common substance,” she said. Wolf explained that the tobacco ban does not just pertain to smoking, but to chewing tobacco and smokeless cigarettes as well. “I think the law has been effective. But how effectively has it been enforced? Well, you can’t have someone patrolling every square (Photo Representation by MCT) foot of the campus looking for smokers. So people do sneak around it,” she said. Applications due  March  1st.     “ I ’ v e   g o t t e n Call  515-­235-­4660  to  learn  more.   feedback   f r o m  

makes things a lot easier for them on campus.” Bill Pearce, a Criminal Law teacher at DMACC, acknowledged the dangers of smoking, but said he was more concerned about over-regulation of behavior. “Personally, I think the anti-tobacco thing has gone too far,” Pearce said. “I don’t smoke, and it doesn’t bother me, but I know it does make some people ill to be

By Zack Kramer Staff Writer


ince 2008, smoking has been banned on all DMACC campuses. Administrators claim that this policy has been effective, but smokers may wonder why they no longer have the right to smoke on campus.

“We are a tobacco free campus,” said Ned Miller, Safety Officer at DMACC’s Ankeny Campus. “We don’t have designated areas where smokers can smoke. Our policy is in line with the state’s efforts to limit smoking in public places.” Miller explained the school’s procedure in prosecuting violators of

the policy. “After the first violation, the student is sent a letter from the executive dean explaining the misconduct. After the second violation, the student is sent another letter from the Executive Dean of Student Services, requiring the student to meet with either their Campus Provost or Judicial Officer for a Disciplinary Conference to discuss the alleged violations of the Tobacco Free Campus Policy. Upon the third violation, the student receives a 50-dollar fine.” Dr. Laurie Wolf, Executive Dean of Student Services, explained that DMACC’s tobacco policy was established in 2008 in accordance with the S m o k e Free Air Act of 2 0 0 8 (House F i l e 2212). The

Smoke Free Air Act, passed by the Iowa Legislature, effectively banned smoking in all areas deemed public places. “We had actually looked

into passing a similar policy before the state passed the (Smoke Free Air Act). But since the state passed the bill banning smoking in public places, are DMACC is a public institution, we enacted the requirements of the Smoke Free Air Act. We’re supportive of the Act,” she said. In Wolf ’s opinion, the tobacco policy is important for students’ safety, and

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around it. However, I do not like the ‘Nanny State’ notion. One of the biggest threats to our personal liberty is legislation ‘for our own safety.’ Freedom from government control may be more important than freedom from smoke, because it encourages even more restrictions in other areas.” Wolf contends that the primary purpose of the policy is not to punish smokers, and she encourages smokers interested in quitting to visit w w w. d m a c c . e d u / tobaccofree. She said that although the policy is intended to stop smoking on campus, it is also lenient enough to prevent it from being overly punitive to students. “We provide information for students informing them of the dangers of smoking, and why it’s a good thing to quit. We try to provide everything that a student would need for the cessation of smoking aside from actually going through it for them.”

Pollinators Wanted

Forage Genetics, located 5 miles southwest of Ames, is seeking corn pollinators. Employment will last 3-4 weeks beginning after July 4. Pay varies by applicant with overtime and bonus potential. Good fit for 1st semester summer students. All majors welcome to apply. For more info contact

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By Kayla Wilwerding Contributing Writer


hile marijuana has been making headlines recently because of a strong push to legalize it, the Salvia Divinorum debate is headed in the other direction.

Iowa is trying to make salvia illegal through Senate Bill 226. If passed, Iowa will treat salvia as a schedule 1 drug and charge offenders with a class C felony, according to As of right now, it is 100 percent legal for those 18 and older in Iowa. It’s illegal in fifteen states, including Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and Nebraska, according to salviamap. com Salvia Divinorum is a psychedelic plant, which can be either smoked or chewed, that sends its users on “trips” that can last anywhere from a few brief moments to over ten minutes. Salvia has an active ingredient called salvinorin A, which acts on opioid receptors to produce short-term effects. The range of effects include surfacing of past memories, uncontrollable laughter, sensations with various motor properties and becoming one with an inanimate object, according to


Salvia, however, does NOT act on serotonin circuits like LSD and many other hallucinogens, according to Different factors can vary the user’s experience, such as, fatigue, previous drug use, personality, mood, dosage, and expectations. No two people will ever experience salvia in exactly the same way. Individuals may never have the same experience twice, according to “I’ll never do salvia again,” said Daniella Knox, a DMACC student. “It didn’t work right for me. All I did was feel heavy and my heart beat really fast, it was scary.” There are several other common things that users have reported after doing salvia. Some of these are that their perception changes, time slows, senses are enhanced, colors are richer, sounds are deeper, smells and tastes are heightened, and music sounds more profound, according to “It’s the funnest thing I’ve done,” said Beth DeWaay, another DMACC student, who had a different reaction to salvia. “It was awesome, it worked amazingly for me. Everything slowed down and was spinning, it was like I was in a whole other world. I definitely would do it again.” Salvia is non-addictive. It is reported to have very low toxicity and has very little addictive potential, according to


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Profile: History on Repeat By C.J. Eilers Contributing Writer


n this issue we look at Des Moines pop/ rock band History on Repeat

History on Repeat is Clayton Owen (vocals, guitar), Murphy Stull (bass) and Joesph Farrell (drums, percussion). The band was originally a quintet, but their guitarist moved to California. According to Owen, the band is a pop/ rock band with an edge to their sound. “We like to stay true to the band but also what the fans want,” said Owen. The band’s influences include Rosefield Rivals, Blink-182, Parkway Drive and The Starting Line. The group, originally called Here’s My Chance, started in 2006. After touring heavily, the band is now concentrating on writing and expanding their fanbase in the Midwest. “We believe if we strengthen our fanbase here we can expand beyond,” said Farrell.

The band has been on the road a lot since they formed in 2006. History on Repeat has toured in forty-one of the fifty states. After releasing their EP, “So Long Future Boy,” in May 2010, they have had even more success. They got a record deal with Broken English and were chosen to represent the label on the Vans Warped Tour. The tour helped them grow in popularity outside of Iowa. The band has also played local shows at The Vaudeville Mews, People’s Court and House of Bricks. According to the band, they also have large fanbases in Ames, Peoria, IL, and Jefferson, ND. The band is currently writing new material that they anticipate releasing in late spring or early summer. “We aren’t quite sure if this is going to be a full-length or an EP,” said Farrell. “If we have enough material, it’s going to be a full-length, if not it’s going to be EP.” They have recruited friends Anthony Rob and Joey Clemens to play guitars on

the new record and at their live shows. The band plans to play a show at the House of Bricks on March 25. For more information about History on Repeat, check out their Facebook and Myspace pages. The band has tickets available for their upcoming show. Anyone interested can contact them through Facebook.

Want to see your band here? Email C.J. Eilers at cjeilers@q. com or the Chronicle at chronicle@ Also check me out on Facebook keywords Listen Local

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Catch a tune, come see the DMACC choir

By C.J. Eilers Contributing Writer


he Concert Choir at DMACC will perform their first concert of the year on March 4 when they plan to fill the auditorium with the sounds of Celtic music.

Celtic? Think old Irish. This is the first time the choir will take on that theme. “I decided to do this music after I watched a Celtic program on IPTV

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and I thought that would be interesting,” said Aaron Powell, DMACC choir director. “I looked for Celtic choir music and I found some great pieces.” They include, “The Blessing,” “The Sky, the Dawn, and the Sun” and “Come by the Hills.” The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Building 6 auditorium. Refreshments are available after the concert, in Building 7. DMACC Concert Choir, under the direction Powell, is a 50-member strong choir that is also a for-credit class.

Powell, who teaches guitar as well as choral music at DMACC, is in his second semester as director. “I’m very excited for this year with this choir,” said Powell. “We adjusted to the new personnel in the choir. They have a good sound.” Jessi Myers, the choir president, also agrees that this year is going to be great. “We have a full choir this year and we have done really well so far,” said Myers. “We are close to memorizing our show already.”

Friday, February 25 8 am – 1 pm • Quiet Lounge Sponsored by Ankeny Student Activities Council For an appointment,

call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt while supplies and sizes last.

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DMACC lake almost completed DMACC introduces eighth sport By Mike McGregor Staff Writer The DMACC Lake on the Ankeny campus was constructed in 1982 to collect runoff from 1,100 acres of surrounding property to its north, west, and east. In 2009, the DMACC Lake Committee applied for, and received, a $500,000 grant from the Watershed Improvement Review Board to improve the water quality of the DMACC Lake. Mark Baethke, director of the physical plant on the Ankeny campus said, “DMACC matched the grant with $1 million of its own, a lot of which came from in-kind gift donations.” The Lake Committee consists of DMACC faculty and staff and representatives from the Polk County Soil

and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Natural Resource Conservation Society. “Phase I of the project began in the fall of 2009. We cut the bank back and reinforced upstream bank stabilization on the northeast side of Buildings 14-17 to prevent against erosion and sediment coming into the lake,” said Baethke. Ben Dodd, fisheries manager/biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said, “We’re mostly concerned with nitrogen and phosphorous entering the lake because algae blooms can form, making it difficult to fish. Algae blooms can also cause fish kills and are often unpleasant to look at or smell.” Jennifer Welch, Urban Conservationist with SWCD, helped to carry out

Phase II of the project by implementing the following Best Management Practices in the spring of 2010: Upstream creek bank stabilization and protection Rifle dams- built to slow down water flow Forebaystructure created to help sediment drop out of the water Vortech chamberseparates sediment and litter from the parking lot Wetlandsmimics mother nature by slowing down water flow Bioswales- acts as a loading spot for runoff before getting to the wetlands Native plant growthhelps to keep Canadian geese away and helps prevent nutrients and sediment from entering the lake “Phase II of the project will become complete this spring when we put up educational signage explaining some of the work that’s been done,” said Welch. “We did a big mapping project on the lake in the winter of 20092010 that created a contour map of the lake and allows us to be able to determine sediment volume for a potential dredging project down the road,” said Dodd. “We hope to raise the needed funds to dredge the entire lake and that’s what we’ll really work towards,” said Dodd.

By T.J. Matthews Staff Writer Softball is the newest addition to the DMACC athletic department. It is the eighth sports team DMACC will offer during the 2011-2012 school year. Athletic Director Orv Salmon surveyed the DMACC student population last year, asking what new sport students would most like to see at DMACC. “The student survey indicated that if we are going to add another women’s sport, it should be women’s softball,” Salmon said. Softball will join men and women’s basketball, men and women’s golf, women’s cross country, women’s volleyball and men’s baseball as intercollegiate athletic programs offered at DMACC. “Eleven other schools in the ACCAC have women’s softball, so we were the only school in conference that didn’t have the sport, and because of the quality of high school softball in central Iowa [there was] a need to offer this activity to those student athletes,” Salmon said. One hindrance in adding softball was the lack of facilities. DMACC has baseball fields but not softball. A deciding factor in adding the program was an agreement with the Boone Little League to allow DMACC

to use their softball facilities for their home games. DMACC hired longtime Iowa high school softball coach Bob Ligouri to lead the team. Ligouri was the softball coach at Dowling Catholic High School before coaching the last nine years at Des Moines East. “I was excited. I have a background in college coaching and I’m very familiar with the community of Boone,” Ligouri said. Ligouri has coached college level men’s basketball and softball so he is comfortable with the transition from high school to college coaching. He has high expectations for the upcoming season.

“We want to set a solid foundation to build on,” he said. The softball program already has thirteen players signed on for next season, with multiple players receiving all-state honors in high school. Ligouri will also hold try-outs next fall. “All positions are important. Obviously pitching is critical, but most important is creating a culture of team success and fun,” he said. “We just want to be a part of the DMACC environment, students trying to reach goals and success, and most of all, fit in with the already successful DMACC athletic programs,” Ligouri said.

taken from DMACC website



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(Feb. 20-March 20) Unproductive business habits and outdated work procedures need to fade. Over the next few days trust your own business instincts. New career contacts and employment options will soon be unavoidable. After Wednesday a past friend or distant relative may ask for detailed advice. Key issues may involve unusual financial changes, costly home renovations or long-term travel plans. Remain supportive but quietly detached. Later this week, rest and gain perspective. Minor skin or digestive ailments may require attention.

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Home celebrations and family gatherings require detailed planning. Friends and relatives will soon demand your complete dedication. TAURUS (April 21-May 20) Over the next eight days public events prove rewarding. Use this time to search out new friendships and foster understanding between loved ones. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Unique social wisdom is available. Thoroughly study all sudden impressions or unusual dream experiences. Be expressive and remain cautious. CANCER (June 22-July 22) This week colleagues are unwilling to accept new business ideas or workplace policies. Sincere proposals demand response: stay open. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Loved ones will expect concrete decisions and new announcements over the next few days. Offer consistent dedication and watch for a positive reply. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Friends, lovers and close relatives may this week express a strong desire for social change. Provide creative ideas and let others set the pace. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Ongoing social or romantic concerns may soon be publicly resolved. Someone close may wish to explore recent events, ask controversial questions. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Long-term relationships move to a new level of trust. Over the next two days watch for loved ones to leave indecision in the past. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) For many Sagittarians business routines may intensify over the next few days. Key officials will avoid direct questions. Pace yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Home adjustments or revised family schedules may soon be necessary. Remain cautious and expect minor moments of social tension. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19) Quick flirtations, romance and new sensuality will offer compelling moments this week. Respond warmly to all subtle overtures of affection.

**SPECIAL NOTE: Rest assured, gentle horoscope reader, the Zodiac, and your astrological sign, has not changed. As always, the solar system ticks perfectly along and the known universe remains harmonious and quiet.

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The Campus Chronicle Feb. 23 2011  

The Chronicle is an independent student publication of DMACC and welcomes all submissions from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others.

The Campus Chronicle Feb. 23 2011  

The Chronicle is an independent student publication of DMACC and welcomes all submissions from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others.