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Thursday March 28, 2013

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Campus News

Plus-Minus approved

Movement greeted with friction from students

Staff Writer

Faculty Senate 232 faculty members voted

Student Body 32% of campus voted

33% voted no

80% voted no


67% voted yes


20% voted yes

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Inside News

What your student fee helps fund — SAB programming PAGE 2

Opinions ‘House of Cards’ pleases Netflix subscribers PAGE 3

Features Taking a look at the social v. professional Greek life PAGE 4

Sports Hatfield Clubb hunting to hire the new head coach PAGE 6

Allocating funds dominates discussion Emma Wilson

Free Movie Friday: “The Hobbit” 8 p.m. Sussman Theater

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Student Senate

Illustration by Hanna Bartholic | DESIGN EDITOR

Cara Regan

Staff Writer

Faculty Senate passed a motion March 13 to bring plus-minus grading to Drake University starting in the fall of 2016. Before the vote, surveys on the grading system received mixed responses from faculty and students. A total of 232 non-law faculty members out of 260 voted. Of the respondents, 67 percent were in favor of the grading system, leaving 33 percent opposed. Drake students received the same survey in October. With a 32 percent response rate, 80 percent opposed a plus-minus grading system. Before the final vote on March 13, Drake Student Senate Academic Affairs Chair Stephen Slade addressed the Faculty Senate. “Please remember the student opinion when casting your vote,” Slade said. Despite student opposition, the meeting produced the same result. Faculty Senate passed the motion 12-4. Faculty Senate President Keith Summerville said plus and minus grading is necessary for juniors and seniors. He said professors should

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be able to discriminate on a smaller grading scale since they are preparing students for the workforce. “If I am telling someone that they are qualified enough to have a particular skill, I need the ability to differentiate between those that are pretty good and those that are just sort of good,” Summerville said. Slade said he is against the motion due to negative effects on students financially and in the business world. He said since the plus -minus system could lower grade point averages, students would receive less scholarships, making it difficult to afford tuition. He said a lowered GPA, even on a small scale, could easily take students out of the running in the job market. Drake students did not know the motion wouldn’t go into effect until 2016 when responding to the survey. Slade said that could explain the 80 percent opposition. However, he still feels students will not be in favor of the change. “Students will react apathetically because once it goes into effect everyone will be gone,” Slade said. “But I do think general sentiments will still be negative.”

Student Senate had a short meeting before leaving for spring break. The Triathlon Club requested funding from Senate to pay for a coach to help it during practices for the remainder of the year. The coach would be present to keep the club motivated and help participants with their form while competing and practicing. The club requested funding to pay for the coach for the remainder of this school year because next year it has links for potential sponsorships, which could cover the costs of paying for a coach. The motion passed unanimously. Voice of Choice requested one-time funding from Senate for its Roe v. Wade 40th Anniversary Demonstration. The event will take place during the week of April 8 and will feature a “Not in Her Shoes” campaign to encourage society to allow women to make their own decisions about their reproductive rights. “One thing we want to draw attention to with this is how many women still die from not having safe and legal access to abortions,” said Voice of Choice representative Caitlin O’Donnell. “On average it’s about 220 women each year who die from unsafe abortions.” Voice of Choice will use a portion of the money requested from Senate to buy roses to represent women who have died from unsafe abortions. The motion was passed by acclimation. Enactus, formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), requested funding from Senate to attend its regional competition. There was not a representative from Enactus present at the meeting. The motion was passed by acclimation. The Habitat for Humanity Club requested funding from Senate for their alternative spring break trip to restore a home in Texas. The group had come to Senate earlier in the year to request funding for the trip but returned to request more funding because they had only requested enough money to cover the cost of their car rental earlier. The additional money requested was intended to cover participation fees required by Habitat Humanity International. Several senators expressed concerns over what the participation fees would be used for. “My only concern right now is that maybe

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Students touched by the effects of war Adam Graves

Staff Writer

When society thinks of a soldier going through boot camp or getting deployed to war, often times what they think about is the pain and grief that person has to go through. However, a lot of times, society doesn’t realize the solider’s supporters are going through the same process. When a soldier signs up for the military, so do his or her loved. “Sometimes I saw my mom crying, and it was always hard because I didn’t necessarily understand what was going on,” said first-year student Jessica Rick. Rick grew up with a dad in the military. Her father, Robert Rick, is a lieutenant colonel for the National Guard. He is in charge of flying the air-fueling unit. For Rick, one of the hardest parts of being a military daughter was last year. She was on her gymnastics team in high school, and it was the first year they went to state. Unfortunately, her father couldn’t make it because he was deployed. “My dad usually came to all my meets,” Rick said. “It definitely had an impact on my performance because he wasn’t there. I wanted to perform my best to impress him.” Rick ended up receiving her best score ever on the high beam. Rick’s dad once told her a story where he saw guns pointing straight up at him while he was flying. “This scared me because I was always under the impression that he was safe in the air,” Rick said.

Joe Fink is another student at Drake who has a family member in the military. Fink’s brother, David, is staff sergeant in IED Route Clearance. His duties are to go in front of other units to clear out bombs that Al Qaeda put out. “Communication is the biggest issue for me,” Fink said about his brother. “I have talked to him five times since he went over in October.” When his brother is back, he is very cautious when spending time with him. “You have a deeper appreciation for them when are gone for a year and a half at a time,” Fink said. His brother actually met his wife on one of his tours. “It’s romantic. People like that story,” Fink said. David has missed some important events in his life so far, because of his military status. He missed the birth of his newborn son and his 2-year-old daughter growing up. “This is something they agree to when they sign the contract to join,” Fink said. “One of the greatest things people back home can do to keep troop moral high is to write them a letter. You hear every day that your country thanks you, but it really means a lot to receive a letter anonymously being thanked for your work.” Having family in the military may not have always been easy, but being touched by war has made Rick and Fink more appreciative of the sacrifices soldiers make for their country. “Now that I am older, I am really proud of my dad and glad he followed his dreams,” Rick said.




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News Take a Look

Entertainment made just for Drake Student fees go toward programming from activities board

STUDENTS DECORATED CAKES FOR AN SAB EVENT held on Pomerantz Stage earlier this semester. It has one of the largest operating budgets at Drake. MORGAN DEZENSKI | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Madeline Meyer

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What do hypnotists, foam dance and street painting have in common? They are all events put on by the Student Activities Board and are completely free to Drake University students. “We serve the largest population of students, a lot of organizations are really specific for people who are into different things but our aim is to reach every student and provide entertainment and enlightenment for every Drake student,” said junior Carly Noyes, secretary of the Student Activities Board. Paid for by student activity fees, SAB promotes different functions and educational seminars throughout Drake. The Student Activities Board sets itself apart from other organizations on campus because it is linked with student senate. SAB has 19 executive members as well as seven withstanding committees. Throughout the year, the organization oversees programing for big events such as Drake Relays and Homecoming. The president of the Student Activities Board is also the vice president of student activities in the Student Senate and is a paid position. The vice president of student activities is elected by the student body. Current president, junior Carly Kinzler has been involved with SAB and Student Sen-

ate since she was a first-year. “The reason that the position is paid is because you are really held accountable. A lot of responsibility is on this position,” Kinzler said. The Student Activities Board is one of the most wellfunded groups on campus and has the highest promotional budget from Student Senate. The budget for this year is capped at $152,000. Since the organization has a full time adviser, Eric Gudmundson, the Student Activities Board is able to spend the money allocated toward the organization appropriately. “It has a more formal structure than other organizations on campus because of the amount of money and the amount of responsibility we have to spend that money wisely,” Kinzler said. Primarily money spent goes toward bringing acts to campus, such as famous comedians and speakers. SAB puts on over 40 to 50 programs throughout the year ranging from speakers about global issues, magicians, comedians, concerts and even a film festival. Its focus is to provide events for every student, and is trying to be more diverse in scheduling activities. “We are definitely trying to be innovative and come up with new ideas and different populations to reach and keep things fresh,” Noyes said. Sophomore Natalie Larson was elected vice president of student activities and president of the Student Activities

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New heads of student media named The Board of Student Communications named the new editors and presidents of the student publications this week. Congratulations to the following students for their new positions.

• Sam Baker, DUiN • Taylor Soule, The Times-Delphic • Grace Wenzel, Drake Broadcasting System • Morgan DeBoest, DUH Magazine • Dylan Rollo, Periphery • Kristin Doherty, Drake Mag

Board for the 2013-2014 academic year. She said she has three goals for her upcoming leadership role. Diverse programming is one of these goals, along with collaborating more with other organizations on campus to incorporate student feedback into campus programming. The Student Activities Board actively seeks out student’s opinions on campus to accurately cater to students interests. In addition, many of the Student Activities Board events are traditions, like street painting and the hypnotist at the beginning of the year. “This week we have a first-year survey coming out meant specifically for first-year students about what they like and what they would like to see,” said first-year programming representative Emily Callen. “We want to have events that not only we think are great but people on campus think we are great too.” Events by SAB are posted each month on its Facebook page. Currently, the board is focusing its efforts on Relays, which consists of three weeks of programming, with the most costly event being the Court Avenue parade. The board is also adding two additional events this year, a 3k mud run and community service program. “Keep an eye out for events and like our Facebook page,” Kinzler said. “It is a struggle because we are constantly bombarded with different posters from great organizations, but keep an eye out for what is coming, and get excited for Relays.”

the participation fee is maybe going to materials that might not be bringing anything back to campus,” Sen. Stephen Slade said. Sen. Josh Schoenblatt moved to amend the total amount requested to a total for $1240 with $415 for gas and $270 for a hotel. Both the amendment and the motion carried with Sens. Emily Grimm, Slade and

Treasurer Michael Reibel voting against it. Sen. Breanna Thompson announced that the Student Affairs Committee will be holding a workshop for all of the new presidents of student organizations on April 7 and will be focusing on encouraging sustainability.

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Opinions&Editorials Column


‘Social storm’ Finding that coveted ‘spot’ Katherine Hunt Columnist Over the last few weeks, some new pages have taken the Drake University student social media platforms by storm. Several new Drake pages have popped up on popular social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Luckily for the students, these pages are much more appropriate and friendly than the nasty “Drake Insults” page that offended so many a few weeks ago. After doing a bit of research, I found four Drake student pages. Below are these pages with a bit of information on each and if they’re worth a student’s procrastination time. Overheard at Drake (Facebook/Twitter): This page is available on both Facebook and Twitter. Keeping students’ and professors’ anonymity, this page posts quotes that a student overheard from a conversation or lecture. This way, no one’s feelings are hurt, and all comments are entertaining, yet appropriate. If you want a chuckle or sometimes even a laugh, I’d definitely check out this page. DUStudentsNeverSay (Twitter): Now this page is probably my favorite out of all the Drake pages, because a Drake student never says any of these posts out loud. It’s actually just about the opposite. Generally, all comments are satirical in nature and are just meant to make students smile. After all, no Drake student says, “If you want a blow-off class, take

chemistry.” Drake Compliments (Facebook): This page seems to be a direct, passive counter page to the “Drake Insults” page that lasted maybe a week on Facebook. This page is all about giving credit and positive remarks to students who have done something wonderful or kind for others. This page also keeps the writer anonymous, so to the person being complimented, it came from a random Drake student. This page can really boost someone’s day and shows Drake students and the community that there are plenty of wonderful people around campus. Drake Con (Facebook): Probably the most risqué of all the new Drake pages is Drake Con. Ever seen the music video to “Dirty Little Secret” by the AllAmerican Rejects? Well, meet the Facebook version. This is a site for students to post secret confessions of things he or she has done. Sometimes, just being able to tell an embarrassing or secret moment anonymously can be what a student needs to move past the incident. While I don’t recommend this page for laughs at all, this page is more for a personal gain by getting the weight of an embarrassing action off of one’s chest. The pages listed above are just a few of the different pages that have sprouted up. Yes, these pages are entertaining. Yes, it’s fun to read what other students say or think. The only thing that I ask of these page administrators is that it is kept appropriate in the sense that it won’t be purposely insulting a student directly. No one wants to read some rude or hurtful comment that was aimed at them. After all, it’s just like grade school: treat others the way you want to be treated.

Hunt is a senior marketing and management double major and can be reached at katherine.hunt@drake. edu

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Where to go when library is full

BEN LEMAY and JAMES GRUNERT collaborate on schoolwork at the Cowles library. LUKE NANKIVELL | PHOTO EDITOR

Raymond Starks Columnist When a test is on the horizon in one of my classes, it seems like I live in the library for a few days before the test. When it’s not 8 p.m. the night before, I can usually find a spot close to a power adaptor to allow my laptop to make it through the next four to five hours — however — more and more of-


ten, this isn’t the case. It seems like either every group is doing a project or studying for those midterms we all fret about. Although it doesn’t seem like a big deal, sometimes when I’m stressed, it seems incredibly daunting. Thus, I’ve managed to find other places to go when I know things are going to be busy. While I wasn’t much of a coffee fanatic my first semester, I’ve learned to love the fuel that allows me to get through late night study sessions. If at all possible, I usually start off by going to Starbucks and finding a spot there if at all possible. Because most people get their coffee and leave, there is usually a spot open whenever I go. Sometimes, when it’s busy and crowded, it tends to be a bit loud which isn’t always the best when I’m stressing about a midterm or project. So, if I can spend an hour

at Starbucks, that’s always prime. Plus, I’m close to coffee if I ever need a refill. When it’s crunch time, I usually go to the Jewett lobby with some of my friends that live there. Because it’s close to the library, I sometimes head over if it gets too crowded in Cowles Café. As an added bonus, the couches are fairly comfy and everyone there is trying to get work done as well, so people are generally pretty quiet. While not the most obvious place to do a paper or study for a test, the atmosphere helps me to focus and to get things done and sometimes that’s all I need to do well on a test. Starks is a first-year politics and finance double major and can be reached at raymond.starks@drake. edu

Netflix original show is ‘explosive’

Work hard for grades Drama ‘House of Cards’ takes on politics The plus/minus grading scale is set to start in the fall of 2016. While it won’t matter to the majority of the current students on campus right now, it’s interesting to look at the outrage and opinions coming after Faculty Senate voted 12-4 in favor of it. But, really, how much will this change things for the students? Professors get the option to use it or stick to the scale they’ve already been using. It could also be easier to argue for a grade boost. Asking a professor to boost your “C+” to a “B-” rather than a “C” to a “B” is an easier jump and will then impact your GPA for the better. A 4.0 may be harder to maintain, but your GPA will carry more weight than before because it will be more representative of the work you put into the class. While such a small percent could make

or break your status on the President’s or Dean’s List, in the long run how much does your college GPA really matter? On the other hand, Faculty Senate’s poll of 260 eligible faculty members had 232 responses with 155, or 67 percent, of the faculty voting yes. So obviously, it was going to happen sooner or later. A grade is a grade. No matter if there is a plus or minus in front of it. The main concern is that the student body has not been educated on the process of it. In order to really have an opinion about the new system students need to know how it’s going to be implemented and how it will affect those that come to school next year. A lack of information creates an uninformed discussion ... or worse, apathy.

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Matthew Roth Columnist If you are looking for the next big thing in media, look no further than the new Netflix original series, “House of Cards.” This dynamic new show portrays modern day politics on Capitol Hill and all of the drama that ensues. It follows protagonist Frank Underwood, played by the dynamic Kevin Spacey, as house majority

whip. As the viewer, you join the world of a powerful politician and watch the many power plays that he makes. The story follows that Underwood makes a deal to help a candidate secure the presidency and Underwood would then be appointed secretary of state. However, Frank is double-crossed and from that moment onward he schemes a ploy to enact vengeance for his misplaced loyalty. He begins by developing a diabolical strategy with his equally as cunning spouse, played by Robin Wright, and the plot development of the show revolves around watching this ploy unfold. The series is explosive, and is ripe with affairs, scandals, backstabbing, and of course political corruption. “House of Cards” is an elegant show that seems to capture the essence of modern politics. Any person slightly interested in politics, drama or

cliffhangers will immediately be hooked on this masterpiece. The show has become a huge success since its release in early February. In fact, Netflix already released the entire 13-episode first season. This means that you can join the millions of other fans that watched the first season in a day. Overall, this show will suck you in and leave you craving for more at the end of every episode. The content of “House of Cards” is for a more mature audience, but it appeals to everyone in one form another. I would rate this show a five-of-five stars and definitely recommend to anyone looking for the next show to add to the number one spot on their Netflix instant queue list. Roth is a first-year philosophy major and can be reached at matthew.

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Features Take a Look

Social versus professional fraternities

Differentiating aspects of Greek life, same close bond

GREEK LIFE, SOCIAL OR PROFESSIONAL, provide benefits for all students, such as networking opportunities for jobs and internships. Madeline Meyer

Staff Writer

With over 160 organizations on campus, choosing where to get involved might seem overwhelming. Greek life is one facet where students tend to migrate. A third of campus is involved in social sororities and fraternities at Drake University. People chose to participate in Greek life for a myriad of reasons, but many might overlook the fact that Drake students have two options for Greek life. Social fraternities and sororities and professional fraternities are two different routes potential recruits may take, and aspirational students might tend to try both. Junior Alex Hilton is a member of both types of Greek life. He is the president of the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi as well as a member of social fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. “I knew coming into Drake I wanted to rush professionally, but as I became friends with people in Greek life, that’s when I decided I wanted to rush socially, too,” Hilton said. Hilton’s Greek brother, senior Sam Hellwege, also decided to pledge AKPsi and SigEp.

“I rushed both fraternities in governs men’s fraternities. Sophothe spring semester of my first more Angel Gentchev is the presiyear. I was waiting to see how I dent of IFC. would balance academics, so I “I think that contrary to popurushed Sig Ep and Alpha Kappa lar belief social fraternities acPsi after my first semester,” Hell- tually take part in professional wege said. “I knew a lot of the AK- activities as well. We do network Psis, and I knew that I would get with brothers for internships and to know more people. I enjoy the jobs, and do conferences to betvalues of both fraternities and joining them would help me to get out of my comfort zone.” Professional fraternities are different than social Greek organizations because professional Greek life allows both men and women into the same community. Hellwege and Hilton both agree that having both men and women doesn’t make a difference with the fra— Angel Gentchev, Drake sophomore ternal “brotherhood.” “It’s not that different with men and women, it helps to make the organization more professional,” Hilton said. ter our resumes. We emphasize In social Greek life, fraternities grades as well,” Gentchev said. “In and sororities are separated by my opinion, professional fraternigender as well as different govern- ties are a four-year resume building bodies. The Panhellenic Coun- ing committee, but a social fracil governs women’s sororities ternity is more about developing while the Interfraternity Council one’s self and character. Profes-


sional fraternities are about being more employable.” Sometimes, Greek organizations on campus are a complete mixture of social and professional. Phi Delta Epsilon (PhiDE), a medical fraternity on campus, is not a part of the Interfraternity Council, but is nationally known as a social fraternity. Drake recognizes the fraternity as a professional organization. “The thing about the PhiDE is that it’s very unique to Drake. In outward appearance PhiDE is professional, but it is technically a social fraternity, but Drake would characterize it as professional,” junior Peyton Faganel, PhiDE president said. “The reason we are professional is that the things we do are all meant to make someone more appealing in the future. The medical field is very competitive, and that is our focus. The pre-medical chapters are designed to get you to medical school.” Professional and social fraternities tend to have more in common than less.

“I think contrary to popular belief social fraternities actually take part in professional activities as well.”

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“Obviously in both fraternities there are ‘no hazing’ rules and they are stringent on alcohol policies. There is no dirty rushing, but the difference is that AKPsi is only open to business majors, and in SigEp anyone can go through rush. SigEp’s required GPA is 2.9 to stay in the organization, but AKPsi’s required GPA is 2.5,” Hellwege said. Gentchev agreed the two options for pursuing Greek life are similar, but recognizes that social Greek life has less leeway than professional Greek life. “There’s a very big double standard between social and professional fraternities. I know we are held to a much higher standard because we do have an actual governing body of social Greek life,” Gentchev said. “While on the surface it may seem as if there isn’t a social aspect to professional fraternities but there is, which might get swept under the rug. There is a big social side to professional fraternities just as there is a big professional side to social fraternities and sororities.”


Enlightening exchange program Upcoming events: Madeline Meyer

Staff Writer

Fostering global citizenship remains an integral part of Drake University’s mission statement. Drake’s Chinese Cultural Exchange Program (CCEP) is an example of how Drake promotes global citizenship and encourages students to understand the world from an international point of view. CCEP began in 2004 following a visit by President David Maxwell to Hebei province in China — Iowa’s sister state. The visit launched a new idea in which students from both Drake and universities in China would exchange students to expand learning environments to include international study. Exchanges are not limited to students, however. The program facilitates exchanges between faculty as well. On Feb. 19, Minxia Wang came from Hebei Medical University in China to share her expertise on adverse drug reactions to pharmaceutical students. “It’s my pleasure to stand here (with you) and I give a special thanks to be able to spend time here at the University. I hope my comments today are helpful for your future,” Wang said when addressing students and faculty in

her lecture. The visit marks one of many exchanges between students and faculty from Chinese universities and Drake. The partnership between the two countries with education helps to advance students in practicing responsible global citizenship. Sophomore pharmacy major Tyler Ishman attended Wang’s lecture. “I have more of a brief understanding of how United States pharmacy differs with Chinese pharmacy,” Ishman said. “When Chinese patients come into U.S. pharmacies we now know what to expect.” The exchange program teaches students to embrace diversity. Kirk Martin, director of CCEP, studied abroad in China himelf. Martin taught English in Shanghai for a year, and has continued to advocate international exchanges. “I think it’s really important that we have more educational interactions and academic and personal interaction,” Martin said. “Through all the programs we have here we are able to create and facilitate interaction between peoples and support Chinese students here on campus.” Education and learning styles vary from the United States and China, which encourages students to broaden their horizons academically. Senior Yijie Du is a Chinese


exchange student from Sichuan International Studies University and is advancing her expertise in the field of journalism. Her international news and Internet communications double major does not transfer directly to Drake, but she is taking classes in the journalism school. “The biggest difference is the free atmosphere in classes. Professors treat you as friends, and they want you to challenge them,” Du said. “Students are really involved in activities here and are willing to share their opinion, but in China students have to be called on. Professors want you to convey your opinions and problems.” For Chinese students, conveying opinions can be challenging. While professors in the United States encourage discussion, instructors in China lecture without interruption, and expect students to comprehend what they are saying. Du said speaking in class is frightening for her because she is nervous that students might mistake her broken English. Having encouraging professors helps break the educational barrier. “Most professors are really friendly. One professor told me that ‘I was important as anyone else’ and that meant so much to me,” Du said.

Art Center, Relays events

Taylor Rookaird Columnist Are you looking for a way to visit some of the best sites Des Moines has to offer? On Friday at 12:30 p.m., meet in the Olmsted Breezway to bus over to the Des Moines Art Center. They will be hosting an exhibit, “Transparencies: Contemporary Arts and A History of Glass.” The exhibit brings together international contemporary artists whose work explores the subject matter of glass. There are many forms of glass that are represented ranging from hand-worked mirrors to industrial sheets of Plexiglas. The role of the exhibit is to showcase the role of glass in today’s contemporary art and in our

everyday lives. As you are probably aware, the 104th Drake Relays season is quickly approaching. We would like to inform you of a few opportunities that are coming up for organizations on campus. Street Painting will be held on April 19. If your organization is interested in participating, be sure to submit your square design to the Relays committee. The application forms will be available following the announcement of the Relays theme at the Blitz Day picnic on April 10. Packets with all Relays information will be electronic this year. They will be made available following the Blitz Day picnic. We are excited about everything in store for this year’s Relays and would love to have you involved! Fifteen days until Blitz Day, Drake, get excited!

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



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Sexual assault awareness The sixth year plan

Resources available for victims Traveling for experience Katherine Hunt

Staff Writer

ALYSA MOZAK and DAVID HEINEMAN lead a self defense class in November. JEREMY LEONG | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Madeline Meyer

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By the time you are finished reading this article, one person in the United States will be sexually assaulted. Every two minutes, a sexual assault occurs within the United States according to RAINN. org. While many deem the topic taboo, sexual assault is a common reality that Drake University students may not be completely aware of. One of the most important things to know is that there is somewhere to go to for help. Firstyear Claire Steinbronn alluded to the problem of not having visibility or resources of knowing exactly where to begin if needing to report a sexual crime. “I feel like I wouldn’t really know who to go to, I know you would go to a higher authority, I don’t really know of a specific person,” Steinbronn said. “I think maybe Student Senate or studentled areas could pair up and do things with them (sexual assault programs) so people know that Drake has those resources if people ever need them.” Alysa Mozak, the coordinator for sexual violence response and healthy relationship promotion, is working with students to help make this reality widespread throughout campus. Mozak’s office is located in the lower level of Olmsted Center. Mozak came to Drake in September 2011 and has continued improve student awareness on sexual violence throughout campus. “(Sexual assault) is such a silenced crime, and letting people talk about something and helping one to understand such an abstract topic is important,” Mozak said. Mozak has reached out to student organizations such as the Student Activists for Gender Equality (SAGE), and fraternities and sororities on campus in or-

der to raise awareness about the topic. Mozak’s goal is to reach not one group on campus, but to have a universal program that pertains to everyone, just as the threat of sexual assault is not limited to any demographic. “(Sexual assault) is something that affects someone so intrapersonally and intimately and is something that our society doesn’t shed light on a daily basis,” Mozak said. “We are such a hypersexualized society so I think that places a lot of influence as to why people don’t identify with (sexual assault).” Mozak cites the “hookup culture” as blurring the lines between what is considered sexual assault and what isn’t. Junior Stacy Christensen is a member of SAGE and is an advocate for raising sexual assault awareness on campus alongside Alysa Mozak. “Drake has a very unique ‘hook up culture’ because it is a relatively small college. However, this may cause even less awareness of sexual assault,” Christensen said in an email. “It is not easy for any individual to talk about sexual assault, but sadly it is embedded in our culture, especially at colleges with date rape and harassment.” In Iowa, consenting to sexual activity while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is considered illegal. If a person is uncomfortable with his or her sexual decisions while intoxicated, they have the ability to press charges or report the incident. In addition to raising awareness about the definition and true threat of sexual assault on campus, Mozak is determined to change the perspective on teaching about sexual assault. Instead of focusing on risk reduction, Mozak strives to focus on risk prevention. Junior David Heineman is a sexual assault defense instructor on campus who has five years of experience in educating both men and women about defense

and prevention techniques in response to sexual assault and rape. Heineman uses his 15 years of martial arts expertise to give people more confidence in dealing with such incidents. “One thing to emphasize is that it’s never the victim’s fault. You can be intoxicated or drugged, but that doesn’t matter,” Heineman said. “It’s not your fault because you are never asking to be raped or assaulted. Consent is consent.” Heineman said there are many different ways to help prevent sexual assault or rape. Heineman recommends appearing alert and carrying something in your hand that can be used as a weapon such as a purse or phone when walking alone. Attackers usually look for unconfident, downtrodden, emotional victims who aren’t paying attention to their surroundings. “I mean there are a lot of myths what you wear has nothing to do with who you are targeted by,” Heineman said. “To an extent, people think if you are dressing trashy or the more exposed your body is the more you are going to be are targeted and that’s not necessarily true. The attackers actually look for loose clothing and clothing that will be easy to take off.” Random assaults are rarely reported on Drake’s campus, but they have taken place. Two assaults happened Heineman’s first year which sparked his interest in starting a defense program here. Heineman offers defense courses through SAGE, yet recognizes that often times fear might make one person completely incapable of remembering any self-defense techniques. “As hard as it may seem try and remain calm which is really difficult,” said Heineman. “It’s hard to tell you what to be prepared for.”

Drake is known for its pharmacy school, which to a non-major, could seem like an overwhelming and difficult curriculum. However, for pharmacy students, it’s not all homework and no play. Throughout a pharmacy student’s career, he or she has a multitude of opportunities to travel all over the globe and intern with pharmacies across the nation or even go on special pharmacy trips overseas to help the less fortunate. P2 student Janelle Behnke was able to not only study abroad but also has held multiple pharmacy internships throughout her college career. Interning at Hy-Vee Pharmacy in two different locations, Behnke shared the importance of interning while being a pharmacy student. “I think the biggest advantage to interning (as a pharmacy student) is getting the opportunity to exercise the knowledge and skills you learn in the classroom in a real practice setting,” Behnke said. The benefits don’t just stop with real-world application. Other benefits include gaining experience to put on a resume and becoming more competitive against other pharmacy graduates when looking for a career after graduation. P1 Caitlin Robertson also shares her favorite part about being a pharmacy intern. “My favorite part is interacting with patients. Being able to answer patients’ questions and knowing you are helping them become healthier and live better quality lives is a very gratifying feeling,” Robertson said. Having pharmacy internships is required for any pharmacy student. P1 through P3 students have time built into their schedules, named Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPE). Then, four students complete eight, 5-week rotations in several different pharmacy settings. These rotations are known as Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APE). The pharmacy school realizes that real-life applications are the best way to see how theories and principles learned in class apply to pharmacy practices across the globe. P4 Emily Kirkwold really enjoyed her rotations and appreciated everything, including the challenges that came her way. “What I enjoyed most about my rotation was working directly with other healthcare providers to care for the patients be followed,” Kirkwold said. “Every morning, I did rounds with physicians, making verbal drug therapy recommendations. In the afternoon, I would enter chart notes into electronic medical records. I also enjoyed the challenges and opportunities to learn that came with my P4 rotations.” While interning anywhere is exciting, an internship is still a job. Pharmacy internships are no different. In addition to knowing what medicines are which, there are extremely strict rules and laws to follow to ensure confi-

P6 LAURA MINARD poses during her rotation at Henry County Hospital. SUBMITTED BY LAURA MINARD dentiality and safety. Entering patient information onto a computer, confirming patient insurance, filling and labeling vials, doublechecking prescriptions for accuracy, and printing off all the appropriate handouts and medicine information are just a few things that go into filling just one script or prescription. Robertson shares the hardest part of her current internship with Hy-Vee. “Every insurance company has different rules, which can cause problems and can be really confusing. Just like in any job, it’s the technicalities that are not fun to deal with.” Here are a couple pieces of advice to both pharmacy and other undergraduate students looking to pursue internships and/or study abroad. To those looking to fit an abroad program into four or seven years, talk to professors. Ask other upperclassmen. Most likely, someone can point you in the right direction on what to do next. If pursuing an internship, use university given resources such as Career BluePrint or professors. Networking can be the difference between a mediocre internship and the internship of a lifetime. Overall, just talk to other students who have already had the expensive interning or studying abroad. After all, they started at square one at one point and probably have helpful tips and advice to making the most out of an experience. Kirkwold said to communicate with preceptors or supervisors. “You get out of your internship experience what you put in,” Kirkwold said. “I have found that most preceptors and supervisors are willing to work with you if you tell them your goals and expectations for the experience and are willing to ask for the experiences you’re looking for. I ended up working with medications I never learned about in pharmacy school ... By taking initiative, I learned about the medications, gained public speaking skills, and taught others about some medications that were dispensed daily.”

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Sports Column

What Drake needs in a new coach The firing of Mark Phelps has Drake University and Director of Athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb looking for a new head basketball coach, and like any coaching change, it gives the program a great opportunity to improve. Drake hasn’t had the best record in hiring successful coaches in the past, making this hire all the more important. Overall, there has to be a number of changes for the Bulldogs to become a successful basketball program that can draw 7,000 fans to the Knapp Center for each game. First off, Drake needs to hire a coach with a more exciting brand of basketball than what has been exhibited in the Knapp Center for the last five years. There are two ways to get fans in the stands: One


is winning and the other is to play fast-paced, run-and-gun basketball. To expect a coach to come in and rack up 20 or more wins in his first year might be a little farfetched, but Drake needs to find a way to start getting fans back in the Knapp Center. A team that pushes the pace, has the green light to shoot the ball and shows a lot of life in the half-court offense will keep the fans’ attention even if the team doesn’t make the NCAA tournament each year. Did you see Florida Gulf Coast play this weekend? That’s what I want! Finally, the administration needs to be willing to pay more for a better coach. After all, college basketball is a business, and you get what you pay for. 2010 was the last time Drake released informa-

tion about Mark Phelps’ salary, and three years ago it was at $275,000.

Dominic Johnson Columnist In comparison, Creighton’s Greg McDermott makes $1.35 million



a year and Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall makes $900,000 a year. Only Drake, Evansville, Indiana State and Missouri State pay their coaches less than $300,000 a year. None of those teams made the NCAA tournament this year, and only Indiana State made the first round of the National Invitational Tournament. Whether or not Drake has the money to invest in the program is another question, and one that a private institution doesn’t have to disclose. Now, I’m sure you’re asking, “Why would Drake put so much money into a new coach and the men’s basketball program anyway?” Because men’s basketball is an amazing recruiting tool for the entire university. It’s the only way Drake could ever hope to reach

millions of viewers each year during March Madness. Let me elaborate further. You and millions of other people created a bracket last week. You and millions of other people were tuned in to one of four channels to watch college basketball last week. Heck, you may not even care about college basketball, but you are still paying attention, right? Just ask Creighton and Butler how their schools are benefitting from basketball success. Now I want to spend some time looking at six different coaches that Drake fans are talking about.

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Ray Giacoletti is currently an assistant coach at Gonzaga University, but before that he was the head coach of the Utah Utes. Giacoletti fascinates me, because he is the only option that has coached his way to the NCAA Sweet 16. In 2005, Giacoletti led the Utes to the Sweet 16 and a national ranking of No. 14 due in large part to former head coach Rick Majerus’ players, including the 2005 Naismith Award winner and No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, Andrew Bogut. Once Bogut left, the Utes program fell apart under Giacoletti. The Utes went 14-15 in 2006 and 11-19 in 2007, which led to Giacoletti’s resignation. Personally, I think the Bulldogs should look for a coach that can build a program, not tear it down.





Steve Forbes is the current head coach of Northwest Florida State, a junior college in Niceville, Fla. Forbes just finished his second year as the head coach of the Raiders, and he has already turned the team into a powerhouse. Forbes has led his team to national championship games in both of his years there. Forbes also has Division I experience as an assistant coach at Idaho, Louisiana Tech, Illinois State, Texas A&M and, most notably, Tennessee. ranked Forbes the eighth best assistant coach in the nation during his time with the Volunteers. Then why isn’t he a head coach at the Division I level? That’s where the problem arises with Forbes. He was an assistant coach under former Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl, who was dismissed due to NCAA rule violations stemming from a cookout at Pearl’s house involving Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft back when he was a junior in high school. When Pearl was fired, the NCAA handed Forbes a one-year show-cause penalty that would bar him from recruiting if he were to be hired by another Division I school. The very fact that the NCAA stated that Forbes “failed to fully cooperate” its investigation of Pearl will bring up a red flag for Hatfield Clubb.



Darian DeVries is an assistant coach at Creighton University, and he has been with Creighton for 15 years now. This makes DeVries the longest tenured men’s basketball coach in the Missouri Valley Conference, which is a great strength to have. He clearly knows the ins and outs of the Valley, and being on Creighton’s staff means he is accustomed to winning. Before becoming a graduate manager at Creighton, DeVries was a guard for the Northern Iowa Panthers. The biggest issue I have with DeVries is that he has no head coaching experience at any level. His 15 years at Creighton could also be seen as a negative. Why hasn’t he made the jump to head coach yet? Why don’t other schools want him? There were rumors that DeVries almost got the Drake job back in 2008, but Hatfield Clubb chose Phelps instead.





T.J. Otzelberger is currently the associate head coach for Iowa State, and he is a key component to the Cyclones’ success under head coach Fred Hoiberg. The first thing that sticks out about Otzelberger is that he has been the main recruiter while the Cyclones have brought in All-Big 12 talent and made the NCAA tournament two years in a row using an exciting, run-and-gun offense. The one glaring issue is that Otzelberger is likely to be a very hot commodity this offseason, and Drake may not be the most appealing option giving him a call.



Nick Nurse is the current head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Developmental League. Des Moines natives may be familiar with the name, as he led the Iowa Energy to a D-League championship in 2011 and was named Coach of the Year. Nurse is an Iowa native who has also had success in professional leagues across Europe, and he would likely bring a more exciting style to the Bulldogs. The issue is that Nurse hasn’t worked with an NCAA team since 1995, when he was an assistant coach with South Dakota. He was set to be Greg McDermott’s associate head coach in 2010, but McDermott was let go by Iowa State and became Creighton’s head coach. The biggest question mark next to Nurse would be his ability as a recruiter.





Speaking of building a program, Charleston Southern’s head coach, Barclay Radebaugh, was thrown into the rumor mill on Monday afternoon. Radebaugh has no NCAA tournament appearances and only one NIT appearance, but he has shown that he is capable of improving a program. The 2012 Big South Conference Coach of the Year had a nine-win team in 2009, a 13-win team in 2010, a 16-win team in 2011 and a 19-win team in 2012. This season, Radebaugh was one win shy of reaching the NCAA tournament, as Charleston Southern lost in its conference tournament final to Liberty. He isn’t flashy, but I find his steady improvement more appealing than Giacoletti’s collapse at Utah.



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Bulldogs need more Harvard deals Drake than a new name lone loss over break A sole doubt swirls across campus, Her pledge hardly eased the minds of a across Des Moines and across Iowa. Who? campus and a fan base hungry for a repeat, Who will lead Drake men’s basketball? or even a glimmer, of the magical 2007That doubt tows more doubt. How many 08 season, though. As doubts eclipsed the players will transfer? walls of the Knapp Center to encompass Freshman guard Micah Mason already Drake, Des Moines and even the state, a sole announced plans to transfer. Mason led doubt still lingered. Who? Drake from the arc on 40-of-79 shooting en Who will reverse a trend of average searoute to a .506 percentage. He finished the sons? The 2012-13 season owned a blend of regular season ranked fourth in Division I highs and lows. The Bulldogs opened Misin three-point percentage. souri Valley Conference play 0-4, then won When will Drake — and the Knapp Cen- two straight. ter — return to the buzz of the 2007-08 seaDrake shocked eventual NCAA Champison, a season that saw the Bulldogs earn a onship participant and then-No. 17 Creighcoveted NCAA berth? ton at the Knapp Center on Jan. 23, 74-69. A buzz echoed from the Knapp Center on A game later, Drake posted a shaky perforMarch 14, as media permance at Missouri State to sonnel leaned in to hear lose 78-72. the news. As camera Drake beat Indiana shutters snapped ceaseState in a 74-71 overtime lessly, ready to capture thriller on Feb. 2. A game the mood and the buzz later, the Bulldogs squanin a sole shot. dered a 17-point lead to fall Then, the news from 94-86 to Illinois State. Drake Athletic Director Though the 2012-13 Sandy Hatfield Clubb. season rests in the past, “Following a compreDrake ushers a new seahensive review of the son, a season to draw the Drake men’s basketball best to Des Moines. A seaTaylor Soule program, the university son to assess the program has made the decision and develop new goals unSports Editor to not retain head coach der a new leader. Hatfield Mark Phelps,” Hatfield Clubb warned that March Clubb said. Madness could delay the Phelps recorded a 77-86 overall record replacement process, though. and 37-53 Missouri Valley Conference re“That creates interesting challenges cord over five seasons at the Bulldogs’ helm. relative to availability,” Hatfield Clubb said. Pens scratched across paper and keys To quiet the buzz and erase the doubts, clicked with every word. Old doubts ush- Drake needs more than a new name, though. ered new doubts. Drake needs a new buzz, a buzz that reCould Drake afford to hire the right sembles, even vaguely, the 2007-08 season. coach? A buzz that binds campus, Des Moines and “Absolutely,” Hatfield Clubb said. Iowa in Bulldog pride, a buzz that has the Are Iowa ties a must in Phelps’ replace- state eager, once more, to support Drake ment? men’s basketball. “That’s always a factor that we look for,” When? Hatfield Clubb said. Hatfield Clubb vowed to hire a coach loyal to high academic standards and playSoule is a sophomore news-internet and er development. A leader who understands writing double major and can be reached at the demands of a Division I head coach.

DRAKE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR SANDY HATFIELD CLUBB announces the release of men’s basketball head coach Mark Phelps on March 14. JOEL VENZKE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER


SOPHOMORE ALEN SALIBASIC prepares to hit a volley against Nebraska-Kearney on Feb. 3 at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 23 in the nation after going 4-1 over spring break. They face rival Creighton on Saturday. MORGAN DEZENSKI | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Dominic Johnson

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The then-No. 20 Drake men’s tennis team went 4-1 over its spring break trip to Florida and California last week. The Bulldogs started the week off in DeLand, Fla., as they faced the Stetson Hatters, a team that held a national ranking earlier in the season. Drake had no trouble with the Hatters, though, as the Bulldogs posted a decisive 7-0 victory. The team traveled down to Tampa for a match against South Florida, but the Bulls were no match for the Bulldogs. Drake won 7-0 for the second time in two days. The only day off the team had was Wednesday, and it spent the day traveling to San Diego, Calif., for the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic hosted by the University of San Diego and San Diego State University. The Spring Classic hosted multiple nationally-ranked teams, but Drake started off the tournament against the unranked Denver Pioneers, as Drake was the highest seed in the draw. The Bulldogs had already defeated Denver in their first match of the spring season, and they only improved upon their initial performance. Drake won the match 4-0, and were leading on all remaining courts when the match was called. Drake’s next match was considerably more challenging, as it faced the then-No. 44 Memphis Tigers. The match against Memphis looked to be highly contested from the start, as the Bulldogs barely captured the doubles point off the strength of a 9-8 (7) win by senior Jean Erasmus and sophomore Alen Salibasic at the top doubles spot. The duo had to fight off a set point against Memphis to secure the 1-0 lead for Drake. Once singles play began, the Bulldogs began to take over. Straight-sets wins from senior James McKie and junior Robin Goodman at the second and third spots, respectively, pushed the lead to 3-0. Johnny Grimal of Memphis dispatched Salibasic at the fourth slot, but Ghorbel soon clinched the match for Drake with a three-set win over Connor Glennon of the Tigers.

“Memphis is a very good team, and I expect them to be Top-30 by the end of the year,” McKie said. “We handled them well and showed them we are the team to beat.” The win over Memphis put Drake in the finals of the tournament against the thenNo. 23 Harvard Crimson. The match started in Harvard’s favor, as it took the doubles point after defeating Ghorbel and Goodman at the third doubles position. Down 0-1, the Bulldogs fought back in singles. Sophomore Ben Mullis demolished his opponent 6-1, 6-1 to tie the score, but Harvard soon regained the momentum. Both Salibasic and McKie lost in straight sets, putting Drake in a 1-3 hole. Goodman’s hard-fought three-set win kept the Bulldogs in contention and gave Erasmus a chance to even the score. Erasmus forced a third set tiebreaker against Nicky Hu of Harvard but lost 5-7 in the breaker. “I have to admit Harvard was a tough loss to take,” McKie said. “I didn’t perform to the level I know I can show, and it annoys me hugely.” “The main thing that I learned about the loss against Harvard was that anything can happen on the day,” Goodman said. “When two teams are so closely ranked, any team has the ability to win, and I have no doubt if we played them again we would be the team that would come out on top. It’s all about having the confidence and focus to play your best tennis, and Harvard is definitely a team we can beat.” Though they did not win the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley Spring Classic, the Bulldogs believe the chance to play outdoor matches against strong competition prepared them well as the conference slate begins. “I feel very confident going into conference play, since we had a very successful transition from indoor to outdoor tennis in the last week,” Salibasic said. Drake’s first conference match is this Saturday in Omaha, Neb., as the Bulldogs take on the Creighton Bluejays.

Ten entertaining Twitter handles to follow I decided I’m going to take today’s article in a different direction other than basketball. How many avid Twitter users do we have out there? Plenty, I would think! For those of you who do not know me, I’m pretty big on tweeting. It’s the perfect outlet. Whether it’s for basketball, inside jokes, poking fun at random people or analyzing goofy situations — I’m all about keeping my followers entertained. Generally, if I follow you, it’s because you have something good or funny to say. But rule of thumb: tweet others as you would like to be tweeted. Or pray that your followers can take a joke. So, with all this in mind, I’d like to share with you the 10 best twitter handles I have seen. 10. Porterhouse (@DUPorterhouse): Our loveable, friendly mascot has people smiling for

days. He’s a very interactive user who usually tweets you back if you tweet him. The pictures and captions are something you don’t want to miss. 9. Drake Athletics (@DUBulldogs): Big fan of sports? Not able to catch every game or match? Click that follow button, and you will instantly be up to date on all the latest action. Tweets vary from athletes nominated to awards, team success and live feeds of every men’s and women’s basketball game. 8. Bill Nye (@yaboybillnye): It’s likely that not everyone will think he is as hilarious as I do. It simultaneously pokes fun at science and acting like a gangster. He is a must follow in my mind! 7. LoLo Jones (@lolojones): This girl is funny! She always has a sarcastic remark when people

Carly Grenfell Columnist bash her or correct the grammatical errors in her tweets. She also pokes a lot of fun at how she is still single. If you find sarcasm funny, check it out. 6. Alan Stein (@AlanStein): This guy is a professional athletic trainer that has awesome motiva-

tional input. If that’s right up your alley, he is a must-follow. 5. Uber Facts (@UberFacts): I’m telling you — your mind will be blown. You can learn a lot of useless information following Uber Facts, but interesting stuff, nonetheless. Sometimes, it’s fun to tell your best friend things like 95 billion servings of ramen noodles were served in 2011. 4. College Town Life (@CollegeTownLife): Tweets any college student in America can relate to. They often post funny (but borderline inappropriate) articles and pictures that college students have sent in. Never a dull tweet in sight. 3. Men’s/Women’s Humor (@ MensHumor/@WomensHumor): This is a pretty popular Twitter handle. I find myself retweeting them a lot. Also, something most

of us can relate to — must follow! 2. Raygun (@RAYGUNshirts): Their tweets consist of quoting people that say ridiculous things when they are in the store. Extremely funny! 1. Milk (@miilkkk): I have no idea who this guy is. But he cracks me up on a daily basis. Witty as ever and posts a lot. It’s guaranteed he will make you laugh! There you have it. Check out these Top-10, and your day will surely be brighter. Not all social media is useless after all! Follow me, too, while you’re at it @C_LoGren. Stay classy, Drake University, until next time. Grenfell is a junior public relations and management double major and can be reached at carly.grenfell@



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