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Thursday February 14, 2013

Campus Calendar Thursday All-University Career Fair 3-6 p.m. Upper Olmsted Comparison Project: Who Ended Slavery? Secularization in Context 6:30-8 p.m. Olin 101 Vagina Monologues 7 p.m. Sussman Theater

Friday Jennifer Angus: Magpie Tendencies 12-4 p.m. Anderson Gallery Vagina Monologues 7 p.m. Sussman Theater Coffeehouse Concert with Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer) 9-10 p.m. Olmsted Pomerantz Stage Life of Pi Movie Screening 9:30 p.m. Aliber 101

Saturday Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri State (Pink game) 4 p.m. Knapp Center Vagina Monologues 7 p.m. Sussman Theater Men’s Basketball vs. Northern Iowa 7:05 p.m. Knapp Center

Inside News CPHS hosts a day for compassion PAGE 2

Opinions Green initiative need to be realistic on campus PAGE 3

Features Students air thoughts about once-a-week classes PAGE 4

Sports Valley leader Wichita State looms for Drake Women’s Basketball PAGE 6

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May the dogs be ever in your favor

‘Hunger Games’ themed weekend unites siblings Olivia O’Hea

Staff Writer

Elizabeth Bald, chair of the Residence Hall Association Programming Committee, began planning siblings weekend in the summer. Between picking dates, contacting families and reserving space for activities the biggest programming event of RHA required some big ideas. Siblings weekend, Feb. 15-16, is an annual RHA project where siblings of Drake University students visit, attend a basketball game, eat at Hubbell and live the “college life” for a few days. The RHA programming board, composed of the programming chair and vice president of each residence hall, started

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THE HUNGER GAMES siblings weekend dodgeball tournament will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Bell Center.

Campus News

Student organizations for all tastes available

Sarah Fulton

Staff Writer

With over 150 student organizations on campus, the question being raised is: How many is too many for Drake? The approval process is handled by the Senate Student Affairs Committee. SAC Chairperson Breanna Thompson said she doesn’t think that there are too many organizations. “I do not think it is the number of organizations, I think it is really who is involved in the organization,” Thompson said. “Drake has (a) really active student body that wants to be involved and do things. I think Drake can surely

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sustain it.” Organizational Council Sen. Josh Schoenblatt thinks there is room for improvement on how organizations are run. “Of those organizations, some of them are very strong ... then there are also these organizations that pass them and in about three to four years they die out only for another organization to try and start it up again,” said Schoenblatt. “It is really a process of starting and failing. I (am) more a fan of creating strong organizations that have multiple goals, not just one specific thing.” To qualify to an official organization, clubs must have an adviser, four members and a constitution. The members begin the process

by creating a group on the community website and then the group receives an email from Thompson stating that they have six weeks to upload their constitution. During that time, the group goes before SAC who votes to recommend organizations to Senate, who makes the final decision. Thompson said that the process is to encourage people to start new clubs while still keeping it regulated. “We do not want to hinder them in anyway by making it super rigorous and hinder them from becoming an organization,” Thompson said. “But there are certain things that need to be done within Drake to have them participate in the campus community.” First-year Nina Liu started the

Climb Iowa Drake Club last semester. She said the process was straight forward but daunting at first. “I knew where to start but I did not want to start because it was a lot of work,” Liu said. “After I did start it just kind of flowed. It was not too difficult.” Sophomore Mike Jennings had a similar experience to Liu when he started both the Tricking Club last year and the Weight Lifting club last semester. “I do not think it is too easy because you still have to put in a lot of work to write a constitution,” Jennings said. “You do have to have a well thought out club


Bulldogs show support post-graduation

Ashley Beall

Staff Writer

The Drake University Alumni Association sets up events across the U.S. where alumni come together and meet neighboring Bulldogs. From the East Coast to the West Coast, all the Bulldogs share one thing: their love for Drake. The National Alumni Board of Directors sets up three nationwide events that allow alums to make connections with fellow Bulldogs. The first of these events is “DU Good Day,” a national day of service where alumni across the nation come together and set up philanthropic projects. This past year over 400 people throughout the U.S. came together and helped make a difference within their communities. The second event is “Drake Me Out to the Ball Game” where Drake alums and their families



get together and attend a professional baseball game. All of the participating cities attend baseball games, except for Kansas City, where residents attend a soccer game. The final event the association puts on is a national game watch. This is usually led by alumni who want to host or put together an event to watch a nationally-broadcasted men’s basketball game. While all of these events are somewhat new, the Drake game watch was the first of the three events to be put together by the National Alumni Board. “The board wanted to find a way to bring Drake into the alums’ communities,” Blake Campell, director of alumni relations at Drake, said. “The game watch was a perfect way to help rally the alumni wherever they live, across the country or around the world, and to bring them all together at the same time.”



The national Drake game watch isn’t just for alumni — current students are also invited to attend. Over winter break, the Drake women’s rowing team headed to Florida for winter training and was invited by a group of alumni to attend its game watch. “I think it’s (an) awesome way to get alumni together and reconnect and still show support for the school,” first-year rower Alexandria Lueck said. The J-term class in D.C. also met with alums to go bowling in the White House. All of these events are hosted by alumni who received emails from the alumni association. Each event receives a box of Drake items from the alumni association to decorate and have raffles with prizes. The events continue to grow each year with more and more Bulldogs attending each one.

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JULIANNE KLAMPE strikes a pose in the Truman bowling alley with a Drake alumnus in D.C. over J-term.


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News Weekend offers preview

Lenient rules lend to club creativity

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Monday, Feb. 11 marked the homestretch for members of the programming board as they finalized papers, planned volunteer schedules and stuffed folders with information, tickets and itineraries for every sibling. Excitement among the group is growing, particularly over the prize for the dodgeball tournament on Saturday. RHA volunteers will hold their own version of the reaping and give away two Razor scooters. “Siblings Weekend is a really cool event because it gives siblings a chance to see the life of a college student,” Bald said. “A lot of planning went into it.” Siblings will have access to almost all campus facilities with sibling supervision — and they can stay in the dorms overnight with their own version of a student ID. Besides entrance to campus events, siblings also receive a T-shirt featuring a bulldog grabbing an arrow and this year’s motto: “May the Dogs Be Ever in Your Favor.” RHA encourages all Drake students to attend the event regardless of whether they have a sibling visiting or not. “It’s such a different event,” said Bald. “No one else does anything like this and it’s very unique to Drake.” A full schedule of events is available online at the Drake RHA Facebook page:

looking at themes in November, and eventually landed on “The Hunger Games.” The weekend features a dodgeball tournament (with prizes), separate programs in each hall, tickets to the Drake/UNI game and a viewing of “Life of Pi” for Free Movie Fridays. As of Tuesday morning, 72 siblings were registered, ranging from 6-29 years old. With such a variety of ages, RHA tried to incorporate programs for all interests into the weekend. “Older siblings use it as a preview of Drake, and younger kids get to see their older brother or sister’s college life,” Bald said. The weekend begins with check-in in Olmsted on Friday, Feb. 15, from 3-7 p.m. Each residence hall was assigned a district and will put on a program they planned independently from 7-9 p.m. that night. Stalnaker’s Executive Council will have the “Capitol Casino,” Ross will have the “Baker’s Dozen of District 13,” Carpenter will have a tie-dye event aptly titled “To Dye For,” Crawford will have “District 5: Game On,” featuring black-light twister, Jewett will have a massive scavenger hunt, Goodwin-Kirk will have a Fish Festival with food and games, Morehouse will have “Peeta’s Bakery” and Herriott will host “Lumber, Paper, Scissors: Go!”

What to do with your siblings Sat, Feb. 16 Dodgeball 2-4 p.m. Bell Center “To Dye For” tiedying 7-9 p.m. Carpenter Hall Fish Festival 7-9 p.m. Goodwin-Kirk Hall

“District 5: Game On” blacklight twister 7-9 p.m. Crawford Hall

“Baker’s Dozen of District 13” cupcake decorating 7-9 p.m. Ross Hall

“Capitol Casino” with casino games, mocktails and prizes 7-9 p.m. Stalnaker Hall

Scavenger hunt 7-9 p.m. Jewett Hall

otherwise the Student Affairs Committee will not approve you and neither will Student Senate.” However, Schoenblatt feels repetition of purpose within the clubs is something Senate needs to consider more heavily when approving new organizations. “I think if there is something new out there, we should move along. We should move at a steady pace to get that organization passed through,” Schoenblatt said. “If two organizations are just slightly different, then all they are going to do is eat into each other. I do not see the successfulness or the benefit to the student population with that.” Before approving an organization Thompson said her committee has the opportunity to ask the group questions. One question they cover is how the club differentiates itself from similar groups. “An example was the ‘Help Out at Drake’ that started this past fall. It is an organization for Jewish students. So one of the questions that we asked them was how they differentiate themselves from Hillel, which was already a Jewish organization,” Thompson said. “That was something that we took into consideration when looking at their qualifications to become an organization.” Thompson said “Help Out at Drake” argued well and went on to be approved. Schoenblatt does not favor a more strenuous application problem but believes that “integration” is a possible solution for group repetition. “I think a more strenuous process would (cut down on repetition), however, it would also prevent people with these great ideas for new clubs from creating them,” Schoenblatt said. “I would rather have easier and more lenient rules to apply to be a club so more people do it. (Having) Senate work with them so that they could create that club and be the next big thing at Drake or just move on and try to integrate them into another club that is already going strong.” However, he has seen this create tensions before. “At least from my personal opinion, it

is not so much trying to defend their club but that they are feeling it as an attack. In cases where I have sort of alluded to that or question that it has never been because I am attacking them or I don’t want that club,” Schoenblatt said. “I just want them to be able to be strong, and I want their messages to get out there. Sometimes by going out on your own you are not as able to be as successful as when you partner up with someone stronger.” Liu also faced criticism that her group was repetitive, but has gone on to expand from the four required members to roughly 20 members. Thompson said that the number of group members also plays a role. Jennings feels that four members is not enough to sustain a group, but it is a good starting point. “Even though you only need four names to write down there are many people who say they would be interested in joining if you got it started,” Jennings said. “They have a lot of resources to help you as far as advertisings and as far as getting new members.” Thompson says having diversity in a group is necessary to allow all students an opportunity to show leadership. “I know that is something that is really important to the university itself is just learning outside of the classroom as well as leadership. I think all these organizations really give people an opportunity for leadership,” Thompson said. “Someone who is not going to run for a Senate position, which is a very open and public forum of leadership, does not make them a person who is not able to be a leader on campus.” Jennings believes that the number of organizations is a selling point for prospective students. “I know when you are first looking to come to Drake a lot of people look at the list of organizations and if they find things that interest them than they will think more of Drake,” Jennings said. “I think having a variety of organizations really helps Drake in that aspect and makes it more appealing to students.”

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Campus Event

Event teaches compassion Emily Sadecki

Staff Writer

Coming up on Tuesday, March 5 the 26th Annual Pharmacy and Health Sciences (PHS) Day will provide students with the opportunity to engage in a variety of professional development events as well as be recognized for various accomplishments. “This event is a highlight of the academic year for our college,” Renae Chesnut, associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, said. “Between the high quality programming that is included as well as the celebration of those receiving awards, it provides a venue for the college to come together and celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year.” A committee has spent roughly six months planning and preparing for this event, run by co-chairs Kirsten Elwood and Elizabeth Moravec, both current pharmacy students. A lot of work goes into planning this event including finding a topic, an intriguing keynote speaker and mini-discussion speakers and exhibitors. This year’s PHS Day theme is “Chase the Challenge: Seeing Abilities in Disabilities.” The keynote speaker is Tom Pomeranz, president and CEO of University LifeStiles, a nationally acclaimed company that provides training to disability service organizations. “He is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and clinician in the field of disabilities,” Moravec said. “We’ve heard he has a way of capturing his audience with story-

telling, passion and humor, making his message memorable.” The idea to center the day around the topic of individuals with disabilities came after one or Moravec’s classes chose it as a focus for the week. “It struck me as a topic that everyone could relate to,” Moravec said. “Not just in their profession, but in their daily lives as well.” The morning consists of a welcome by the co-chairs, the keynote speech, a presentation of various awards and a state of the college address by Raylene Rospond, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. After lunch, there will be a chance for students, faculty and professionals from the community to bid on a number of silent auction items and then attend a variety of breakout discussions, with topics ranging from financial planning to healthy habits. “It is a constantly evolving event as we try to make the day more educational, entertaining and beneficial to all students, faculty and healthcare professionals from the community that attend throughout the day,” said Moravec. Something unique to this year is the ability to offer a presentation by the keynote speaker for the entire campus. This speech will take place on March 5 from 6-7 p.m. in Parents Hall for anyone interested in hearing Pomeranz speak about disabilities and how to work with people with disabilities. Morning events are also open to the public and students and staff are encouraged to attend.



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Opinions&Editorials Column

Attempt to conserve plastic unsuccessful Conserve on Campus >> 4 ways to become more eco-friendly at Drake 1. Use instead of Google — a surprisingly eco-friendly search engine sponsored by Google, using this site with a black background can save your desktop 750 megawatt-hours a year.

Matthew Roth Columnist Here is something you don’t hear every day: saving the environment can sometimes be more wasteful than beneficial. Take for example the movement we had on campus last semester to ban the sale of bottled water. Obviously this movement had good intentions — ­ to cut back on the use of plastic and to save resources. However, the movement eventually dissipated, and we thankfully can still buy bottled water on campus. Let’s be honest about the implications of the movement. Even if it were successful in banning the sale of water bottles, consider the fact that the university would still be selling other bottled beverages like our much-revered iced coffees and soda. So what’s the point in eliminating just one source of plastic usage while many others still exist? Additionally, consider

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BOTTLED WATER still lines the refrigerators in the C-Store in Hubbell. how often you forget your refillable water bottle after working out and need to buy a bottle of water to replenish your thirst. Questions like these halted the movement in its tracks and fortunately stopped it. Out of this defeat, however, there is a very important lesson that we can learn about picking our battles. Fighting to protect the environment takes time and resources. It should be keen to pick a battle that will have the most beneficial outcomes for what a person puts into it. Going back to the failed wa-

to rehearse or practice. I pay a comparable amount of tuition as other fine arts students at similar private universities, and their beautiful facilities make me jealous. As the departments grow larger, the facilities are failing to reflect that growth as well as the outstanding student work happening. I am proud to be a part of these departments and to be a Drake student — however, if I am expected to have to pay rising tuition costs, then I expect to see something done to improve the building that I jokingly refer to as my home nine months of the year. Sincerely,

Caitlin Teters Junior BFA Acting/BM Vocal Performance/MT Minor

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3. Use the recycling basket that the dorms provide for you — it’s range of items you can recycle is more than you’d expect. From hairspray cans to light bulbs you can recycle it all. 4. Avoid eating meat just one day a week. The meat sector accounts for 1/5 of all green house gasses plus you’re eating healthier! Try a Greek salad from Quad or bean burrito instead. Information compiled by Kelly Tafoya Source:


Letter to the Editor I recently read your article titled “Reaction” in the Feb. 11 edition of The Times-Delphic. Regarding the rising tuition costs, I am frustrated. As I read in the article, Cline has a new, fancy atrium and I hear that there is a skywalk or two somewhere on campus. However, I spend the majority of my time in the Fine Arts Center (FAC). Tuition has increased each year I have been here, and there has been no visible renovation done to FAC, where many of us spend all day. The dance room used for many classes will frequently leak from the ceiling, making a portion of the already small room unusable and frankly gross. Practice rooms in FAC have thin walls that allow you to hear sonatas from halfway down the hallway, and there is often a “battle” for spaces

ter bottle ban, its intention should have been to cut back on how much bottled water is sold and encourage students to use their refillable water bottles as often as possible. That goal seems much more realistic and easier to achieve than a flat-out ban on the sale of water bottles. While I am all for helping preserve our planet, we first need to pick the right battles.

2. Invest in a cute totebag for your trips to Hy-Vee or Walgreens! Ditching the plastic bags helps save the environment and typically a totebag can fit more items inside.


Prequel show to SATC in review

Taking a closer look at ‘The Carrie Diaries’

Mackenzie Kramer Columnist In January, the new series “The Carrie Diaries” premiered on The CW. “The Carrie Diaries” is loosely based on one of television’s bestknown characters, Carrie Bradshaw, the leading lady of “Sex and the City” (SATC), along with the books that were written as the prequel to the series. Set in 1984, young Bradshaw is trying to find her way into a writing career while navigating life as a teenager in Connecticut. As one of the millions of girls who is a fan of the SATC, as well as the episodes that are constantly shown on E!, I was ecstatic for “The Carrie Diaries.” Confession: I even bought one of the books to read beforehand because I was too impatient. So now, here’s the rundown of the good, the iffy and

the not-so-great about “The Carrie Diaries.” Note: “It’s iffy” and “not-so-great” because I refuse to put a negative title on something associated with one of my favorite shows. The Good: AnnaSophia Robb, the actress who plays a young Bradshaw, is perfect for the role. She’s a believable teenage Sarah Jessica Parker and can rock those ringlets as well as full-grown Bradshaw. As far as young Bradshaw’s character, I’d say it’s spot on. She embodies the same sass as the future Carrie and throws out quick-wit one-liners that the SATC Carrie is known for. Also, young Carrie, much like her older counterpart, has some type of relationship drama in every episode. I guess some things never change. One thing SATC fans will appreciate is that “The Carrie Diaries” works in subtle nods to the show like young Carrie writing in her journal in front of her bedroom window the same as she does in her NYC apartment in SATC. The Iffy: There are some details that the show ignored like that Carrie grew up with a single mother. For the most part though, they have the character right so if they want to get creative I’m okay with it. My biggest iffy concern is that her friends are really boring. SATC wasn’t good because it was

about Carrie, it was good because of all four of them. Well, three. Did anyone actually like Miranda? Either way, young Carrie’s friends aren’t very exciting and they really don’t keep the story going like the original group does. The Not-So-Great: Okay, I will admit that the show is really corny. It’s kind of like the writers opened up an issue of Seventeen and decided they should address every teenage girl’s problems. Everything that comes up in the episodes is expected. One of the guy characters might be gay, they all talk about mean girls and who’s having sex every hour of the day. It’s definitely not as creative as the original. So in the end I have to admit that I do like it. Maybe I’m just nostalgic for SATC or trying to fill the void of no more “Gossip Girl,” but I’ve spent the time to keep up with it. However, I don’t think that someone who wasn’t a fan of the original show will think it’s anything special. Other than the idea that young Carrie becomes the fabulous Carrie Bradshaw and marries Big, there’s nothing amazing about it.

Kramer is a junior journalism major and can be reached at mackenzie.

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Features Academics

Take a Look

Once a week Grammy winners predicted

Pros, cons to courses

Analyzing through social media

Katherine Hunt

Katherine Hunt

Staff Writer

Here at Drake University, there are a variety of class options. There are the typical twice-aweek, hour-and-15-minute classes, independent studies, and now J-term classes. However, there is another option — once-a-week courses. These courses are offered throughout the university in a variety of disciplines. The Times-Delphic met up with some students to discuss some pros and cons of a weekly 3-hour course. The advantages to once-a-week classes are numerous. A veteran of weekly classes, sophomore Ellen Calder, found some critical benefits of having one class session a week. “These classes allow for a lot of activities and group discussions along with presentations to occur, because they last over two hours,” Calder said. “You also get a big variety of peers and students, many with different viewpoints that make class more lively.” Other advantages to once weekly courses include extra time for homework, studying and more free time. Sophomore Bailey Cernohous also finds that once-a-week courses are the most informational of her classes. “They (the professors) jam tons of information into one class session, and are always super helpful,” Cernohous said. “I have had at least one course such as these every semester so far, and I feel like I learn the most in these courses.”

However, weekly courses do have their drawbacks. The most common complaint is the time length. Three hours is an exceedingly long amount of time to be sitting in the same chair listening to the same professor lecture about the same subject. Cernohous finds the issue of attendance as a core disadvantage. “The main problem with having a class only once a week is that you absolutely must go to class every week. If you are sick that day, you still need to go to class because by missing one class time, you are missing a whole week of learning,” said Cernhous. Other criticisms of once-aweek courses may include a seemingly-larger amount of homework and the larger attention span required while sitting through a 3-hour class. While weekly courses do contain a plethora of information and may be convenient, they are not for everyone. Once-a-week courses take up a lot of time and require extra effort on the student’s behalf. Junior Kaila Wechsler also has some encouraging advice for students still wishing to try their hand at taking a course once a week. “If you don’t understand something, you have to be more proactive about it, because it is going to be a whole week before you hear about it again,” Wechsler said. “However, if you are prepared for it, they can be great classes and an easy way to open up your schedule without sacrificing credits.”

Senior Maren Kalland ran into difficulty trying to find credible sources of information. “I expected to find credible entertainment websites with concrete reviews but ended up turning to blog entries by no-namers to read up on predictions,” Kalland said.

Staff Writer

Predicting the Grammy Award winners as a project for class sounds too good to be true, right? Well, this was a secondary project for students that took JMC 143: Publicity. Offered as an upperlevel course for public relations majors, this class focuses on strategic planning and issues management to teach students how to be a good public relations consultant. The Times-Delphic caught up with David Remund, assistant professor of public relations, to learn how students were even able to accurately predict award winners. “One aspect of JMC — Maren Kalland, Drake senior 143 is learning how to critically evaluate publicity, be that positive or negative publicity,” Remund said. “Students are encouraged to analyze what Senior Lauren Arndorfer ran is being done and said on tradiinto other problems further down tional news media, as well as what the road. is being shared and discussed on “I began my research on Twitsocial media. While hype or buzz ter with the advanced search isn’t the reason why someone function and several social listenwould win, it can certainly be a ing tools,” Arndorfer said. “This leading indicator.” helped me narrow down the nomHowever, sometimes saying is inees in the Best New Artist cata lot easier than doing. Some stuegory to two: Hunter Hayes and dents hit roadblocks on the way to Fun. After that, I had to switch my determining forecasted winners. focus away from social media be-

cause it wasn’t providing a clear enough distinction between the two nominees.” This past Sunday, Feb. 10, the students’ predictions were put to the test. Every student successfully predicted winners in the assigned Grammy categories. Junior Stephanie Esker gave her personal method of predictions for the Grammys. “Personally, I used sites to analyze Twitter and Facebook to monitor the publics’ opinion, and then I used entertainment websites to monitor critics’ opinions,” Esker said. While the primary focus of JMC 143 was on planning public relations for the Des Moines Urban Youth Learning Garden, the Grammy and Academy Awards predictions were definitely one of the top highlights of the course. Junior Margaret Moller recommends this course to students within any discipline. “To be honest, for any major where a deadline would be a possibility in their future careers, I feel like taking a J-term JMC: 143 should almost be required,” Moller said. “It gave us the real world perspective of what it will be like to meet a deadline on a tight schedule.” This course will be offered once again this fall.

“I expected to find credible entertainment websites with concrete reviews but ended up turning to blog entries by no-namers to read up on predictions.”

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SAB’s news of the week Taylor Rookaird Columnist

Applications and job descriptions are available in SLC and are due to Rebecca Mataloni, BSC vice chair at rebecca.mataloni@drake. edu by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 25

Are you wondering what fun and exciting things are happening around campus? Stay in the loop with what’s going on every week from the Student Activities Board: Over the past week we’ve had many events including the Well Reads Concert last Friday held at Mars Café. We had a great turn out, and hope everyone enjoyed the free drinks and music!

Tuesday we also hosted Adam LaDolce, the Dating Confidence Coach on Pomerantz Stage, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I hope everyone learned a little more about your significant other, or picked up some tips on how to talk to that special person you’ve had your eye on. If you enjoyed the concert at Mars Café or bummed you missed it, next Friday, February 22, the Dynamic Duo, will also be performing at Mars Café. Watch this column and our social media pages for more information! If you haven’t already, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date with the different events happening around campus!

Rookaird is a sophomore public relations major, PR Chair for SAB and can be reached at taylor.rookaird@

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PageFive Campus News

On-campus jobs vary from Hubbell to SLC Working at Drake doable, available and offers experience

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SOPHOMORE ELLEN CALDER assists a student at the Bell Center on Wednesday morning. Working with recreation services is just one of the on-campus jobs that student can get at Drake. Katie Ericson

Staff Writer

In today’s economy, jobs are important and valuable. Students are all aware of this due to the fact that they are in college working toward said jobs, but what can they do about this while in college? Courses are helpful, but now employers are looking more and more for experience rather than grades. Luckily, Drake University has a solution: on-campus jobs. Whether it is in the Bell Center,

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Hubbell, the administrative offices, the Student Life Center or one of the residence halls, there are plenty of opportunities on campus for students to work and gain valuable experience while making some extra money. They are open to all majors and provide a vast range of opportunities. “Once you get one job on campus, I feel as though it is easy to accumulate more,” Bailey Cernohous, a junior lifeguard and recreational monitor at the Bell Center, said. These jobs are scattered

around campus, yet they can sometimes be difficult to find. Sophomore Taylor Rookaird has a few suggestions. “Start by contacting the supervisors of the positions you’re interested in and they can let you know if they are looking to hire or not,” she said. Rookaird got her job as a complex manager at the Bell Center her freshman year after filling out a work-study form. The beauty of these jobs is that they are a middle point between class work and a full job. Both Cernohous and Rookaird mentioned

that they had plenty of time to do homework while working at their job. Sophomore Krista Allbee, who is an office assistant, agreed. “I enjoy working at my on campus job because it’s convenient. I work with nice people and am getting to know my future professors a bit, and I can even get homework done,” Allbee said. Work-study forms are filled out at the human resources department. They state that you are interested in earning money to help pay for your school expenses. If interested in on-campus

jobs, contact the department at 1-800-44-DRAKE, extension 3741 or Debra Wiley at debra.wiley@ In addition to these professional perks, on campus jobs pay $7.25 an hour. The hours are usually between eight and 12 a week. If interested you should contact someone at a place you want to work at, such as the Bell Center or Student Life Center, and ask if they are hiring. You can also go to Career BluePrint on BlueView and look for on-campus jobs.

Joel Venzke | staff photographer

DRAKE STUDENTS perform the Harlem Shake, a popular new dance, inside Quad Creek Cafe Tuesday night. The event was originally going to be a floor activity, but after opening it up to all students, 104 people showed up to participate. One of the organizers, Alex Thompson, videotaped the dance and put it on YouTube. It can be found at

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Sunday >Botanical Blues >Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden >1-3 p.m.

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Sports Men’s Basketball

Sloppy finish dooms Drake in overtime Ryan reaches triple figures in scoring to lift Purple Aces

Joel Venzke | staff photographer

FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR CHRIS HINES (left) drives to the basket against Indiana State on Feb. 2 at the Knapp Center. FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR CHRIS HINES (center) eyes the basket against Indiana State on Feb. 2. FRESHMAN MICAH MASON (right) dribbles past an Indiana State defender on Feb. 2. The Bulldogs face in-state rival Northern Iowa on Saturday at the Knapp Center. Taylor Soule

Sports Editor

A painfully familiar pattern unfolded in Evansville, Ind., on Sunday night. Again, Drake men’s basketball had chances to deliver down the stretch. Again, though, Drake men’s basketball struggled as time ticked away, adding another Missouri Valley Conference loss to the Bulldogs’ 2012-13 ledger. A vengeful Evansville squad topped Drake 84-78 in overtime at the Ford Center, dropping the Bulldogs to 11-13 overall and 5-8 in Valley competition. The MVC foes traded momentum throughout regulation. When the buzzer sounded at 66 points apiece, though, Evansville answered at the charity stripe while Drake stalled offensively. Senior Colt Ryan drained 10-of-10 free throws in overtime to doom Drake. After suffering a second straight MVC loss, senior forward Ben Simons cited the

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brief but dooming lapses in Drake’s game. “We have played really hard most of the time, and there’s just a few pockets here and there where we had to get one stop or one basket, and we haven’t done that these past couple games,” Simons said. The opening plays of Sunday’s game forecasted a back-and-forth affair defined by 16 lead changes. Ryan evened the score at 11 apiece with 13:14 left to play in the first half. Two plays later, Ryan again tied the score at 13 apiece with a jumper. Drake managed a 35-26 halftime advantage thanks to a pair of late layups by redshirt junior center Seth VanDeest. Evansville opened the second half with a 7-0 run until senior forward Ben Simons nailed a jumper layup with 16:26 left in regulation to take a 37-35 Drake advantage. The Bulldogs’ two-possession lead vanished a play later, though, as Ryan drained a layup to close within two at 37-35. Ryan then drained a 3-pointer, giving Evansville a 38-37 lead. Neither team won control as the half

ticked away. Drake owned regulation’s last chance as junior forward Richard Carter tried a jumper with 00:02 left on the clock. Carter’s shot missed to force overtime. The duo of Ryan and Cox controlled the extra period, scoring a combined 13 points in overtime. Ryan finished with a staggering 33 points. Cox contributed 21 points. Four Bulldogs reached double figures in scoring, led by Simons’ 27 points. Carter finished with 13 points. Clarke registered a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. VanDeest added 11 points. As the March 7-10 MVC Championship approaches, the Bulldogs will channel the season’s highs. “We know we can win any game,” Simons said. “We beat Creighton here. We beat Indiana State. We beat the first-place teams in the league, so we know we can beat anybody. We just have to go out there and play our game.” With the MVC faithful focused on powerhouses Creighton, Wichita State and Indiana State as the postseason nears, Clarke

expects Drake to surprise in March. “It just takes the pressure off us, really,” Clarke said. “We can just go out there and play basketball. We expect great things out of ourselves, but nobody else really does, and we know that, so it allows us to play loose. We have nothing to lose. All of the pressure is on them, so it just takes the pressure off us.” Drake will take on in-state rival Northern Iowa at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs faced Wichita State on Wednesday night in Wichita, Kan. Results from that game will be available in the next issue of The Times-Delphic. As Drake awaits in-state rival UNI, a single goal guides every Bulldog pass, every basket, every dribble. “Finishing,” Clarke said. “Everything we do is about finishing.”

Bulldogs await Valley No. 1 Wichita State Struggling Drake ready to snap three-game Valley skid Ashley Beall

Staff Writer

Redemption. That’s what the Bulldogs are looking for as they take on Wichita State tonight at 7:05 p.m. at the Knapp Center. Following two tough losses this past weekend against Illinois State and Indiana State, the Bulldogs are ready to fight. “We’ve got to keep our heads up and keep fighting,” said redshirt sophomore Carly Grenfell. “This hasn’t been the season we’ve all had in mind but it’s just making us better and mentally stronger. We’re going to take all the mistakes we’ve learned from those (the past two) games and fix them for Wichita State.” The last time Drake faced Wichita State, the Shockers dealt the Bulldogs a 70-51 loss. “This time around we’ll be ready for their athleticism, they started off really hot in their home court and that set us back on our heels a little bit,” Grenfell said. “The biggest thing is if they go on their runs we have to be ready for them, we can’t back down.” Wichita State owns a 10-1 record Valley play, ranking No. 1. The Shockers suffered their first loss this past Sunday against Bradley, 75-55. Though the Shockers top the MVC, the Bulldogs remain optimistic entering tonight’s game. “They’re a good team but their record shouldn’t define them,” said freshman Ashley Bartow. Bartow has stepped up these past few games, scoring a careerhigh 17 points versus Illinois

State. Jessica Diamond leads the Shockers in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per game. Diamond will play a key factor in tonight’s game. Drake has to contain Diamond to topple the Shockers. The Bulldogs look to protect the basketball against Wichita State, a task they have struggled with throughout the season. “We need to get off to a better start. The last two games we haven’t been starting well and if we start well against Wichita (State), we’ll be with them the whole game,” Bartow said. “We’ve always played well in the second half. We just need to carry that over to the first half.” Sophomore Kyndal Clark had the hot hand this past weekend, scoring 20 points against Indiana State. Clark was quiet against Illinois State and only scored four points. Clark is a key Drake player and will play a pivotal role against a dangerous Wichita State squad tonight. “If we beat them (Wichita State) that’d be huge,” Grenfell said. “They just had their first loss so we can punch them when they’re down.”

Catch their next game against Wichita State on Feb. 14 7:05 p.m. Knapp Center


Joel Venzke | staff photographer

JUNIOR GUARD ALYSSA MARSCHNER drives to the basket against Creighton on Feb. 2 at the Knapp Center.



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PageSeven Men’s Tennis

VCU upset energizes No. 41 Bulldogs Drake strives to sustain ‘competitive mindset’ against North Dakota, Western Illinois Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer

The No. 41 Drake men’s tennis team is returning home to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center this weekend after posting one of the best wins in school history last weekend, as the Bulldogs defeated No. 30 Virginia Commonwealth. This weekend, the Bulldogs will be going up against two unranked opponents in North Dakota and Western Illinois. Although Drake is the heavy favorite in both matches, the team is trying to focus on bringing the same energy to each and every match regardless of who is across the net. “Rankings are really just a number,” sophomore Grant Tesmer said. “The rankings are never permanent until after the NCAAs at the very end of the season so, as a team, we don’t look at an unranked team as some walk-through.” Saturday’s first match will be at 10 a.m. against North Dakota, and the contest will be North Dakota’s first match of the season. In fact, the 2012-2013 season is the first time North Dakota has fielded a men’s tennis team. Despite this, the Bulldogs are still familiar with the program, as the team was present at the Drake Fall Invitational in September. The Bulldogs’ next opponent will be the Leathernecks of Western Illinois, a team Drake defeated 7-0 last season. This year’s

Leathernecks are 3-7 on the season, and one of the losses is from Missouri Valley Conference rival Creighton. Western Illinois is led by senior Patrick Hammers, a two-time All-Summit League selection. The Drake players are looking to improve upon last weekend’s performance and show that they can consistently be one of the top teams in the nation. “This weekend for us will be a test to see if we can bring out that same desire and competitive mindset, which will be good for us, because we can never settle for having just one good weekend,” Tesmer said. Because Drake doesn’t play another nationally-ranked team until March 1, the Bulldogs will look to improve aspects of their games that weren’t as polished against Nebraska and VCU. Specifically, the Bulldogs will be looking to improve their doubles play, which faltered against the Huskers. “Since we don’t play another ranked team for a couple weeks, our practices are going to be dialed in on what we could have done better this past weekend,” Tesmer said. “These next couple of weeks (will) be crucial in our success because right now we are at a high point, but we need to stay on that level for us to reach that Top-25 ranking we want to be at,” Tesmer said. Check back with The Times-Delphic on Monday for the results of this weekend’s matches.

Morgan Dezenski | staff photographer

SENIOR JEAN ERASMUS returns a volley in doubles competition with sophomore Alen Salibasic against Nebraska-Kearney on Feb. 3 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

Men’s Tennis Calendar FEB. 08 vs. Nebraska W, 7-0

FEB. 09 vs. VCU W, 4-3

FEB. 16 vs. North Dakota 10 a.m.

Player of the Week

James McKie


Senior James McKie earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week honors for the third straight week. McKie registered a 3-1 combined singles/doubles record this past weekend to help Drake defeat Nebraska and Virginia Commonwealth. McKie teamed with fellow senior Anis Ghorbel to topple Nebraska 8-6 on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

A film by Operation Broken Silence

Across the Frontlines: Ending the Nuba Genocide

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Over a year ago, the regime in Sudan led by Omar al-Bashir, unleashed a wave of violence on its own people in South Kordofan province. This is home to the Nuba Mountains. With crops destroyed, agriculture interrupted, and Bashir refusing to allow humanitarian aid in, hundreds of thousands of lives are threatened by war-related causes such as preventable disease and forced starvation. Operation Broken Silence, a Tennessee based non-profit, slipped across the frontlines into the Nuba Mountains a few months ago to document what is going on. This turned into the first large scale media project to document this war. Daily bombings, ground fighting, starvation and preventable disease are claiming lives right now. Come to the screening and find out the simple things that YOU can do to help put an end to this violence.

Film Screening Saturday Feb. 16th 3:00pm (48 min.) Drake University Law School Cartwright Hall 2621 Carpenter, Room 213 Screening & Panel Discussion Hosted by: Drake Law School International Law Society Help Nuba United Sudanese and South Sudanese Communities Association The Des Moines Chapter of the Iowa United Nations Association

FEB. 16 vs. Western Illinois 3 p.m.

FEB. 23 @ Western Michigan 10 a.m.

FEB. 27 @ Iowa 6 p.m.


Invest in each other

I have to admit that it has taken I’ll snag a few awards along the me awhile to truly grasp, what way.” And I absolutely hate to adin my mind, a successful team is mit that. I’m disappointed I was made up of. I’ve thought about a even headed down that path — million different ways to describe but luckily when I recognized it I it — but I think I finally have it. was able to squash it completely. You’ll hear the words “invest- I have realized that no amount of ment” and “awesome” quite a bit. points, honors or awards can ever As you know, I’m pretty big on match up to being on a team where quotes. I read one not that long everyone invests their time and ago that said, “Life isn’t about find- energy into each other. I think we ing yourself, it’s about creating have experienced glimpses of it, yourself.” With that, I’m confident and I doubt anyone can argue how that collectively becoming what I awesome it is. Our coach always describe as a true team is 100 per- talks about being “the fist.” So if cent possible. our motivation is derived from I’m goinvesting fully in ing to use a one another, we couple stories will become that to help illusfist. trate where my When you’re thinking comes in the gym by from. And the yourself or durfirst one haping practice pened to me for that matmy sophomore ter, change your year in high thinking from, school. As you “I need to make Carly Grenfell all know, big, these shots to bad York High boost my averColumnist School (located age,” to, “When in York, Neb.) a teammate hits is pretty small. me in the corEveryone knows everyone, and ner, I’m going to give her an asover the years I developed great sist.” From “It’s so annoying she relationships with my teachers. doesn’t know the plays,” to, “Let’s My English teacher was one of work with her outside of practice.” them — and she began almost ev- From, “Catch the ball!” to, “That’s ery class with some sort of story. my bad!” There is always going to On this particular day, it was about be someone that reads into your a basketball player that yelled at actions. But if you can back them her teammate for “not catching up with selfless proof, you have the ball.” I instantly knew she was absolutely nothing to worry about. talking about me. It opened my Teams that win are teams that eyes big time that some people are fully invest in one another. Teams just born with stone hands. Just that win make each other awekidding. I never realized how self- some. And teams that win are inish that was until it was brought vested and, therefore, awesome. to my attention. It could have been It may take some trials and tribua two-foot bullet pass that no one lations, but together we can get could have caught, but I didn’t there. Believe it. think it was my fault. The second story has probably been the biggest revelation for me since I started playing college basketball. I came into college Grenfell is a junior public relations thinking, “Oh, by this time, I’ll be and management double major and averaging this many points, play- can be reached at carly.grenfell@ ing this many minutes and maybe



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V-Day 2013 Drake University presents

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