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Bulldog for a Day College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences gains new research lab by Erika Sevigny

Staff Writer erika.sevigny@drake.edu

Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will remain at the forefront of pharmacological sciences through the construction of a state-of-the-art Pharmacogenomics and Disease Prevention Laboratory. The lab, which is funded by a federal appropriation of $396,000 and an Iowa Board of Regents Grow Iowa Values Fund grant of $60,000, will allow students and area professionals to use the DNA of individual patients to choose the right medications for treating conditions such as cancer, leukemia and hypertension. “Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be one of the few privately run pharmacy colleges, which are not associated with a medical school, to have these facilities,” said Pramod Mahajan, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences. The function of the lab is to bring together the genetic information of patients and the genetic components of more than 500 FDA-approved medications to more adequately treat diseases, giving students the skills to harness the maximum benefits of the medication and understand the science behind them. Madeleine Hornick, a senior health sciences clinical and applied major, has conducted research with Dr. Mahajan since May. Though she will not be on campus to experience the lab, she reacted to the news with excitement for future Drake students. “The idea of being able to work handson with the technology that will be in these labs is something that I would have loved to do while at Drake,” Hornick said. “I’ve gained a lot of great experience through the research I’m conducting now, and this lab will take the work of Drake’s research professors to the next level.” “This is the future of medicine,” Mahajan said. “The expectation is that every health care worker in the future will know

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DES MOINES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS were paired up with Drake students last Thursday to allow the high school students a chance to see Drake and gain insight into college life.

Drake pairs students with Des Moines area high schoolers to create a college experience by Jessica Lang

Staff Writer jessica.a.lang@drake.edu

Thirty Des Moines area high school students attended this year’s first Bulldog for a Day program. The program, which was planned last year, is designed to give low income students an opportunity to experience what life at Drake, and more importantly college, is like. Each honorary Bulldog was paired with a current Drake student who was available to show them around campus and answer any questions they have. Visiting students began the day with an ice breaker of ROCK, paper, scissors. They were treated to an opening welcome from Vice Provost Wanda Everage. Everage dared the Bulldogs to do something positive: dream big and see themselves in college. She shared her own story of being told by a school counselor that as an African-American woman she should go work in a factory because she would never be able to attend college. Everage inspired students and challenged them to “eliminate the negatives.” To further simulate a day in the life of a Drake student, the Bulldogs

attended a mock humanities class with Assistant Professor of English Melisa Klimaszewski. She started class by telling students the biggest difference between high school and college is that they make the choice to be here. Students had the opportunity to analyze lyrics from “Cry Freedom” by Dave Matthews Band and share their many interpretations. Klimaszewski challenged the Bulldogs to see past the obvious.

The knowledge you have matters, this is what college builds off of.

–Professor Melisa Klimaszewski

“The knowledge you have matters,” she said. “This is what college builds off of.” With time to spare before the end of class, Klimaszewski opened the floor to answer any questions

SOPHOMORE RYAN PRICE talks to the students about his college life. Price led the Bulldog for a Day program. the students had. Many of them asked about dorm life and admission requirements. When asked what the best part about college is, Klimaszewski handed the question over to Ryan Price, Drake sophomore and Bulldog for a Day leader. Price shared that he really enjoyed his newfound self without parental guidelines and having personal responsibility. When class was over, honorary Bulldogs met their host Drake students. Markale Morrison, an East

High School sophomore, shared that he was nervous about his day at Drake when it first began, but his host, first-year Nana Coleman, made him feel much more relaxed. Both students gave the day positive feedback. Morrison said it made him less stressed about college, and he had a fun-filled day of “good food and good professors.” He also stated that the mock class made him feel confident he could succeed in a college classroom.

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Four new campus organizations approved by Senate

by Ann Schnoebelen

Staff Writer ann.schnoebelen@drake.edu

Four new groups officially joined the ranks of Drake University’s campus organizations during Thursday’s Student Senate meeting. Drake ONE, Collegiate DECA, Psi Chi and Writer’s Circle all easily gained approval after the senators heard brief statements from representatives from two of the organizations. Collegiate DECA President and first-year

student Austin Cooke described the organization as “a competition business club” and said it was “unlike any other business organization Drake currently has.” He told the senators that Collegiate DECA (Distributive Educational Club of America) “aims to prepare all college students for the professional lives after Drake through competitive competition and networking opportunities.” They will be preparing throughout the year for a statewide competition held in April. Senior Colton Davis is president of ONE, an organization working to eradicate poverty in the poorest places in the world. “We feel that the Drake campus community is a good student body to engage with because you guys, well we all, are very proactive,” Davis said. “We really feel like we could make an impact and engage with you guys as far as our events and goals and purchases as an organization go.” He said they have around 25 students consis-

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tently attending meetings and are still in the process of recruiting more. Next week, some members plan on attending the lectures and other events at the World Food Prize Symposium in downtown Des Moines. Both groups were approved without any opposition. “We look forward to seeing what you can do on campus,” Student Body President Samantha Haas told the three ONE representatives. Thursday’s motions also brought two other organizations to campus: the psychology honor society, Psi Chi, and Writer’s Circle, a student organization that aims to provide Drake students with opportunities to share and edit each other’s creative work. In addition, senators voted, without further discussion or objections, to approve the new rules regulating the election of a first-year senator presented to them last week. “We will have a first-year election,” Haas said to a round of snaps after the motion was declaratively passed.

>>MEETING IN BRIEF •New rules for first-year senator elections were approved and implemented. •Four new campus organizations were approved: Drake ONE, Collegiate DECA, Psi Chi and Writer’s Circle. •Bulldog Advertising, bAdCo, was allocated $709 to send two representatives to the 2010 American Advertising Student Conference in Dallas, Texas.

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CELEBRATE DRAKE featured numerous activites that students could participate in such as salsa-making and lazer tag. The events lasted from 9 p.m. till 3 a.m. last Friday. by Lauren Horsche

Staff Writer lauren.horsche@drake.edu

Students and faculty members came together at Celebrate Drake this past Friday evening and into the early morning hours of Saturday in Olmsted Center. The event started at 9 p.m. on Friday night and ended at about 3 a.m. on Saturday morning after a pancake breakfast. Greg Larson, the president of the Student Activities Board (SAB), said that Celebrate Drake was a good event to help “boost morale” on campus after multiple moments for the Drake community, and that it was “really nice to see everyone pitch in.” Planning for the event took about three weeks in total from the idea to completion, and SAB has been involved since the beginning. The event started off with a line of students forming at both side entrances of Olmsted Center. The first 50 students received free T-shirts that read “Celebrate Drake.” Once students were inside they were greeted by the smell of food in the Olmsted Coffee Shop area and music from the band, EGG. Sophomore Kaylee Gibney was in the EGG’s performance. “They rock,” Gibney said. She was just one of the many students who had heard about the

event and thought it would be a great time. “It sounded like a cool event, and I wanted to support my friends in SAB and Student Senate,” she said. In upper Olmsted students could participate in laser tag, salsa dancing lessons, a salsa-making competition, henna tattooing and a Guitar Hero tournament. In lower Olmsted, Bulldog Theater was used for various competitions, and a poker tournament was played in the main area. Vice Provost Wanda Everage was one of the administrators present at the event to support and celebrate the students and community of Drake. Said she she loves the variety of activities that were created for the event and especially that the event was a student initiative. Students, faculty, administrators and general staff were all out for Celebrate Drake which helped bring together all of the Drake community. “Students need to see that we support them,” Everage said. Jan Wise, the director of student leadership and service programs, was also out and greeting students as they entered Olmsted. “We just need to celebrate what people we are,” Wise said. She also added that it was a good break from getting ready for midterms and a great alternative to going out on a Friday night.

As the night progressed, bands changed over sets, and activities also changed. At 11:30 p.m. Ryan Price and Billy Battistone took over Bulldog Theater for their version of “The Price is Right,” where students’ names were pulled from a bag and they could compete to win prizes using the C-Store prices. After “The Price is Right” finished up, the “Singing Bee” started up in the theater. Students were given a song to sing along to and then had to finish a line of the song after the music ended. The contestants and crowd rocked out to songs such as “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by the Backstreet Boys and “Closing Time” by Semi-Sonic. There was even a Disney song round for the finalists of the contest. Junior Seejo Valacheril got up and did his rendition of “Alejandro” by Lady Gaga for the crowd. Upstairs on Pomerantz Stage, students and faculty were enjoying the comedic styling of the SHOWOFF Show, where Jonathan Burns and Evan Young told jokes, innuendos and performed some tricks that enticed the crowd. Kaylee Brewer and Amanda Wollert, both first-year students, were in the audience for the show and enjoyed their time at Celebrate Drake. “I like that it’s a legitimate lock-in,” Wollert said. Once Pomerantz Stage had cleared, it was

time not only to hand out some prizes for attending, but also to watch selected individuals have pies thrown in their faces. Vice President of Student Life Byron Spears, and Battistone began pulling tickets from a box for the prizes including T-shirts and a business card holder. As soon as all of the prizes were handed out, it was time for pies to be thrown. Spears was the first to have a pie thrown at him, followed by Crawford Hall Assistant Resident Hall Coordinator Aliza Rosenthal, and then lastly, Battistone took his place on stage to receive his pies. As soon as the excitement over the pies had ended, it was time to hand out the Organizational Prize and the Grand Prize. Alpha Phi Omega received the $100 Sodexo credit for the Organizational Prize. Katie Richardson won the Grand Prize of two roundtrip tickets. Dean of Students Sentwali Bakari was at the event and was impressed by the attendance. The days prior to the event celebrated “Alcohol Awareness Week,” and Bakari said that this was a type of finale for the week. He said it was great to see administrators and students connecting at the event, and he hopes it will happen again. “I know we can do this every year,” he said.

Forum talks Muslim-American life in United States by Tad Unruh

Staff Writer tad.unruh@drake.edu

Salaam aleikum, one of the most recognized greetings in the entire world, translated as “peace to you,” rung through the hallowed halls of Sheslow Auditorium last Thursday night. Assistant Professor Mahmoud Hamad moderated an informative forum on the topic of “What it means to be an American Muslim” to a seemingly diverse crowd. That crowd included many older Christians and younger Muslims, skimming on the younger Christian crowd. Hamad hoped to “provide the campus community and the Des Moines community with an interesting and stimulating discussion about American Muslims and the opportunities and challenges they face in this great nation.” The forum utilized some prominent members of the Islamic faith including Dr. M. Zudhi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Luai Amro, the president of the Islamic Cultural Center of Des Moines and Bill Aossey, the president of Midamar Corporation and Dr. Saima Zafar, a cardiovascular physician in the Des Moines area. The actual forum touched on various topics such as the attempt to defend Islam from

FROM PHARM, PAGE 1 about this, and every researcher working in the pharmaceutical industry working with drug development will know about this.” In addition to the personalized medicine component of the new lab, it will feature equipment that promotes disease prevention, including equipment that can be used to measure physiological data such as blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol, bone density and range of motion. The disease prevention component of the lab will allow students to reach out to the community, ideally serving real patients from Des Moines area hospitals after familiarizing themselves with the equipment. “We’ll be able to bring in people from the

FROM BULLDOG, PAGE 1 Coleman described the day as, “an enlightening experience” and remembered when he was a high school student with many questions. He enjoyed being able to help kids whose shoes he was in not too long ago. All in all, Bulldog for a Day was a huge success. Everage shared that the hopes for the day were that students developed a passion for continued education. She also noted that the Office of the Provost has a program in the works to develop a partnership between Drake and local Des Moines high schools. It will pair current students with prospective ones to mentor

stereotypes and media portrayal and separating practicing Islam from political Islam. Many of those in the audience were able to see a different side and more homegrown view of how American Muslims are very much appalled by those representing their religion in such a violent way. Luai Amro defined the night when he said, “The feeling in the Muslim community is that we always have to defend our faith.” Taboo questions and heated arguments stayed somewhat dormant with a few exceptions. One of the more antagonizing questions was about Jasser’s credentials to be an expert on being an American Muslim. This was put to rest as he stated that his faith is his reason for his belief, and the way he practices it is his authority. Sophomore Bryan Hays attended the program and felt that while it was a very positive discussion, there is still more to sort out. “I think it shows there is not a lot of agreement in the Muslim world on what is the best course of action or face to portray to the rest of America,” he said. One of the major points Jasser continued to hit on was the battle between political and religious Islam. He said there is a very fine line between both ideas. “My view of Islam is more about family,

moral courage, moral clarity, honesty, integrity,” he said. “It’s not about a political system based on Sharia law that employs these techniques.” Although terrorism was an underlying theme of the discussion, the entire panel felt that was not the reason why they were there. They were there to talk about how they must escape that stereotype and inform the United States public that they do not endorse such behavior within their faith. “Very few (American Muslims) have stood up and said we want institutions to fight this (behavior),” Jasser said. “To find out how our faith has been corrupted by these radicals… and to say that Islam is one entity is just absurd.” Amro and Jasser embraced the tangents that occurred on the ideas of political and practicing Islam, whereas Aossey and Zafar tried to stick to the original plans of the forum. Overall, to Hamad, those involved in the panel and the audience, it seemed to be a successful endeavor. “I think everyone should try to learn firsthand about the major issues that he or she does not know much about,” he said. “The media does not do a very good job explaining Islam, among other things, and committed citizens should learn and formulate their own opinion.”

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GUEST SPEAKERS discussed common issues and topics faced by American Muslims in today’s society.

community, counsel them and give them ideas on how to improve their health,” said Bob Soltis, professor of pharmacology and chair of the department of pharmaceutical, biomedical and administrative sciences, Pharmacy and health sciences students will benefit from the cutting-edge technology as well as access to hands-on equipment that they’ll later use in their medical careers. “I’m thinking about going into clinical pharmacy, so a lot of what I’m going to be doing involves the genetics of the person and how a drug interacts with them personally,” said sophomore pre-pharmacy major Nicole McSweeney. “I think it’s great to have handson experience before going into the field, and I think the experience will help Drake students stand out when looking for jobs after college.” them and better prepare them for college. This will be a positive reinforcement of Bulldog for a Day’s goal, which Price said would allow time for Des Moines high school students to meet their Bulldog neighbors and for us Bulldogs to meet our Des Moines neighbors. “We have found that in one day we can have a tremendous impact on abolishing the preconceived notions we held of one another,” “and that is critical for us Drake students as good residents in this community, and critical for high school students who are thinking about college” he said. The next Bulldog for a Day event is scheduled for Nov. 18. Students interested in being a host should contact Price at ryan.price@drake.edu.

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Every vote counts Early voting starts on Tuesday and Wednesday in Olmsted for registered and unregistered students

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hen fighting for women’s suffrage, Susan B. Anthony said, “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make the laws and elect lawmakers.” It wasn’t until Aug. 18, 1920 that women were granted the right to vote by the 19th Amendment. Does that mean that women became equal to men the instant the 19th Amendment was signed into law? That those around them treated everyone equal? Was there no longer anything to fight for? No. There was clear inequality in our country. Not only in the way people treated each other, but also in the way the government treated its citizens. In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “We are moving, and we cannot afford to stop.” In 1965, our nation needed change, it needed action and the people of the United States were dedicated to forcing that change to happen. Five months later, on Aug. 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law. Did this mean that action was no longer necessary? Movement was no longer necessary? Change was no longer necessary? In the past few weeks, I have noticed a sense of apathy on this campus. The issue is not that the students here are completely carefree and have no qualms with what is going on at their school and in their community. Drake students do see the problems, they do see the unfairness and they do see that change is needed. What I do not see is a majority of those students taking their complaints and turning them into actions. And, while I have no desire to sound like a ‘Rock the Vote’ PSA, voting is the easiest and most accessible way to make change. I hear my peers talking about how their votes don’t really count, or how they don’t want to contribute to a corrupt political system. These statements not only frustrate me,

but also make me angry. While I understand the Electoral College and how it works for the presidential elections, your vote does still count; especially in local elections. If you are truly dissatisfied with our government and its overbearing two-party system, work to change it. Vote to change it. Your complaining certainly won’t do anything. If your vote doesn’t count, and the act of voting is truly useless in creating change, then why have so many people who have come before you worked so hard to acquire the right to vote? The right to vote has always been the first and forefront step in being recognized as equal in the eyes of the law, and in the eyes of the people that the law serves. If you refuse to exercise that right to vote because you think it has no real purpose, you are wrong. And, if you are just too lazy to register and too apathetic to go to the polls, you are showing those who came before you true disrespect. So, vote. In Iowa you can register to vote at the polling station on Election Day. Drake University has done students a favor—there will be early, satellite voting in Olmsted this Tuesday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You don’t even need to leave campus. Exercise your right. Vote.

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I love my roommate to death, but she goes out all week. I am not a drinker and it limits my social interactions with her. How can we have fun together?

— Sober Sister

He said I do not think that you are alone in this situation. I know of many other students who do not drink but are friends with people that do go out all week. My advice to you would be to talk to her about how often she goes out. Ask her if you two could go see a movie or check out a concert sponsored by the Student Activities Board. Tell her that you want to hang out with her more than you are but do not want

to partake in drinking. She should understand that you do not want to drink but are still making an effort to be social. Check out some Des Moines events with each other and explore what the city has to offer. Get some of her other friends to come along, too, and check out some sober events. There are many activities going on, you just have to look!

She said I can only imagine how difficult it can be to be close to someone who is so different from you when it comes to social and drinking habits. With someone like your friend, who goes out quite frequently, limiting your time together at nights, you may have to make an extra effort to spend time with her. Plan activities or dates ahead of time for the two of you to do things you both enjoy. If you give her a date and time in advance, it will be harder for her to back out of your plans and go out. For example, both of you write in your agenda “movie and shopping next Friday night” and then put

a note on the fridge as well. The two of you could even grab dinner before she goes out at night so at least you can spend time together. You might want to try doing things with her during the daytime, such as grabbing coffee or lunch. If you really want to spend time with her, one option is to go out with her but stay sober. It’s definitely possible to stay sober and still have a great time Just communicate with her that you love spending time with her and would like to more often; I’m sure she feels the same and you guys just need to make concrete plans.

JEN CALDER

COLUMNIST Calder is a junior public relations major. HEATHER BOONE | COLUMNIST Boone is a sophomore rhetoric major and can be contacted at heather.boone@drake.edu

MICHAEL RIEBEL COLUMNIST Riebel is a sophomore accounting/finance major.

Jen and Michael can be contacted at hesaidshesaid@timesdelphic.com

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Respect for Life month clarifications

Law student promotes accuracy

In response to “Respect for Life month displays opinion on abortion” in the Oct. 7 issue As the organizational president of Respect for Life, I wanted to clarify a couple points in last week’s article. 1. The caption of the accompanying photo was incorrect. It said the 100 crosses represent the number of children aborted around the world every 41 minutes. This number actually represents only the abortions occurring in the U.S. There is a huge difference: in the U.S., there are approximately 1,500 abortions a day; worldwide, there are over 112,000. This means that worldwide, it takes just over two minutes for 100 abortions to occur. 2. We are not affiliated in any way with the “national” Respect for Life group referenced. It also appears as though they are simply a local group in Oregon, not a national organization. 3. Drake Respect for Life has no religious or political affiliation. It’s somewhat misleading to quote a Catholic website. Finally, from a journalistic and ethical perspective, it seems like it would have made sense to contact the organization actually sponsoring the event. Our e-mail address and a contact phone number were on the signs mentioned in the article. Perhaps this way, these mistakes could have been avoided and you would not have had to rely on the first website that ap-

To begin, as a Drake University Law School student, I would like to state that I appreciate the coverage the law school receives in your publication; however, I would also like to express my concern with the “Supreme Court Justice Alito delivers Opperman Lecture” article in the Monday, Oct. 4 edition of The Times-Delphic. I was approached by Ms. Robinson (I assume) the staff writer on this piece, after this event and asked to give my opinions and thoughts as a law student. I was more than happy to do so and thought that Ms. Robinson asked some incredibly insightful questions. That being said, I was disappointed, upon reading the article, to see I had been misquoted. I was quoted as saying, “We, as law students, learn and study how history, precedent and case law are important in decision making, and it carries over to the Supreme Court,” which is woefully inaccurate in terms of its substance and I would like to clarify this. Ms. Robinson’s question, the answer to which is where this quote is taken from, was what I, as a law student, had learned from Justice Alito’s lecture. I informed her that law school teaches us the importance of “history, precedent and case law” and what I learned was that the Supreme Court relies on these things not only in their decision making but also in their procedural decisions, particularly

pears when you Google the phrase “respect for life.” Further, by speaking to a member of the group, you might also have been able to address the purpose of the display. Our goal was to represent in some concrete way the more abstract numbers associated with abortion. We also wanted to challenge a common misconception that abortion is rare. We included statistics from the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood, with the display and updated them daily. Unfortunately, because of intolerance and closemindedness, these signs were also ripped down on a daily basis. We were also disappointed when instead of entering into a dialogue concerning the issue, vandals responded with hateful violence and tore down the cemetery—not even once, but twice—throwing crosses under trees and into bushes. Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, I invite all students, faculty and staff to seek out the truth of abortion statistics themselves; be educated about your beliefs—no matter which side of the fence you fall on. Thank you, Alex Roth

Roth can be contacted at alexandra.roth@drake.edu

regarding the importance and role of oral argument in the current Supreme Court. This was the context of my answer and the source of my quotation. However, the quote in the article was ripped out of that context and, as it is, is severely lacking in its true substance. Additionally, by being taken out of the necessary context, the quote itself is inaccurate in its information because “history, precedent and case law” do not “carry over to the Supreme Court”—the practice of using case law as precedent was established by the Supreme Court and “carries over” to the practice of law. I would like to suggest that your writers strive not only for accuracy in the words they use when they are quoting people, but also that they remain true to the context in which the quote was given because, without that context, any quote is rendered meaningless.

Thank you for your time, Theresa Voge

Voge can be contacted at theresa.voge@drake.edu

Male perspective offered to relationship columnist Jen Calder As I read your latest posts Jen, I find myself cranking my cocky smile once again. I feel that you are in need of great assistance, and I am willing to give you a male perspective on the situation. It’s time to reverse the role and let ladies know some things that guys want. What I would say to an atypical female: For starters, don’t put as much makeup on (you look prettier with less); wear workout clothes more often (please); don’t play hard-to-get; I will never

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give up my guy friends; you can have sex with us anytime (for real: consistent and frequent is preferred); you’re really bad at faking it; ponytails are HOT; don’t argue if we call you beautiful; please note which Sportscenter we watch and plan accordingly; don’t get angry with us over frivolous things; make us laugh and do it often. Oh, and PMS is no excuse to be mean to us. All we really want is manipulation-free affairs, involving timely and loving communication from self-sufficient and confident women.

Jen, I find your philosophies rather intriguing and would like to discuss them more with you at any of your favorite beverage/ snack food locations.

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The five-pound Adam Emmenecker by Lizzie Pine

Editor-in-Chief editor@timesdelphic.com

Jethros’ BBQ was featured on “Man v. Food” last Wednesday. Host Adam Richman tried to eat the Adam Emmenecker sandwich in 15 minutes. Former Drake basketball player Adam Emmenecker was there to cheer him on in his namesake challenge. When did you hear about Jethro’s being on Man v. Food? They told me maybe in early August that they got a call from the producers of the show. It was pretty exciting and we certainly enjoyed the moment. Did you ever think your sandwich would be on the show? I was actually kind of a fan of the show when we created the sandwich. We were hopeful, but didn’t think it would actually happen. One of the surprising things about the show is it seems very impromptu, but it’s actually very planned; not necessarily in a bad way, but you

could tell that they know what they’re doing. That’s all very structured and very planned. They would call people up and say, ‘You go say something’ and ‘You go say something.’ Any time you’re saying something in front of a TV camera it’s a little bit awkward, and any time you’re saying something about yourself it gets a little awkward, too. How did the Adam Emmenecker sandwich get started? Jethro’s didn’t exist when I graduated. I actually ran into the owner in passing and he told me they were going to name a sandwich after me. They wanted to make something that was big and that was unique to the area and they asked me what I liked. All of it tastes really, really good together. All the flavors combined—there’s a lot going on there. Eating a quarter of it is like eating a hamburger somewhere else. Have you ever eaten an Emmenecker in 15 minutes? When we created the sandwich, right afterward I ate the sandwich in one sitting, closer to 25 minutes or half an hour. The 15-minute rule didn’t

start until right before the show. We decided to turn it into more of a formal challenge, then not long afterward heard from “Man v. Food.” Did you think the other Adam was going to beat the challenge? Actually, yeah, I kind of thought he would just because every time you watch that show he almost always wins. I think the first person to do it finished in 7 1/2 minutes. I thought it would be a bit closer. While we were watching it, I couldn’t believe that he was so far away. I bet if he was just focused on the eating and not focused on the show, I bet he could get further.

Photo courtesy of JETHRO’S BBQ

Do you always eat an Emmenecker when you go to Jethro’s? Not every time. Frequently, either me or someone with me would. It’d be too much food for lunch on a Friday. How often do you go there? I try to go there at least maybe once every 10 days. Enough so I’m there and around, but not so they get sick of me. Like three times a month.

WE SHOT THE MOON performed Saturday night during the Celebrate Drake festivities, and took time to chat with students and fans.

photo by CONNOR MCCOURTNEY | Photo Editor

photo by HEATHER BOONE | Staff Photographer

SAB band enhances Celebrate Drake event by Megan Stein

Staff Writer megan.stein@drake.edu

The Celebrate Drake event had everything from laser tag to a top-notch band lined up. We Shot the Moon, the headlining band for Celebrate Drake, played to a modest, yet enthusiastic audience of Drake students. Its sound combined with its obvious love for performing, made the concert a great way to be entertained on a Friday night. We Shot the Moon gave off a relaxing vibe with its sound being close to a combination of Owl City and Quietdrive, another band which was recently at Drake. The Student Activities Board Bands Committee is always looking for a band with a good sound that students will respond well to much like We Shot the Moon. SAB Bands communicates with various agents as well as the performers to ensure that the stu-

dents will enjoy the music they bring. Michael Riebel, one of the cochairs for SAB Bands, enjoyed working with We Shot the Moon because of how approachable the band members were. “The guys were very easy to talk to,” Riebel said. “They were outgoing and really nice. They also interact with the audience really well.” SAB Bands goes through heavy preparations when a performance is scheduled. Reserving the spaces for the band to use, including where the concert will be held as well as their green room, can be tricky when the campus is busy with various activities. Riebel also discussed the requests that bands have as well. “Bands request food for their green room, so we have to make sure that we can get what they want,” Riebel said. “We then usually take them out for dinner before the show and from there on it is really easy. We are just around to make sure they don’t have any problems.” Choosing entertainers can sometimes be an

issue for the SAB Bands committee. It can be difficult to get the big name artists that students often request with its budget. By discussing within the committee, speaking with students about their wants and talking to their friends about who they would like to see, SAB Bands can usually find a good substitute for popular artists. “If someone says they want Taylor Swift we unfortunately will not be able to get her, but we will work on getting an artist who is very similar,” Riebel said. SAB Bands has around six performances scheduled for this year including the Sonos on Nov. 3 and Nathan Angelo on Nov. 10. The Court Avenue show during Drake Relays, however, is its biggest event of the year. Much of the budget and a lot of hard work go into choosing this specific band. Though the Bands committee can’t get big names, they do have a wish list for whom they would like to book. “I think Super Smash Bros for Relays would be really cool, they are exactly like GirlTalk,”

Riebel said. “A dream band, if we suddenly got a lot of money, would be B.O.B for Relays.” Riebel enjoys being the cochair for SAB Bands and his ability to work with the bands and bring entertainment that students will like overall. “Working with agents to find bands that students might like is very rewarding when people come to the events and have a lot of fun,” Riebel said. Although the turnout is often less than anticipated, students seem to respond well to the bands brought to campus. Even though we are all busy with schoolwork and other activities, the events that the SAB Bands Committee books can be used as a great escape from homework or as a way to unwind after a hectic day. SAB Bands takes into account students’ needs and wants, and combines them to bring some greatsounding performers to Drake, so stop by the next event and perhaps a new favorite band will be discovered.

The Professor Project premiers in Drake’s Anderson Gallery Visiting history professor inspires artwork for newest gallery by Cori Clark

Staff Writer corinne.clark@drake.edu

photos by DARCY DODGE | Staff Photographer

This past weekend, Drake University’s Professor Project highlighted artwork inspired by Amahia Mallea, a visiting professor of history. The exhibit ran all weekend in Drake’s Anderson Gallery in the Harmon Fine Arts Center. This was the sixth year for the Professor Project. The project merges visual art with inspiration from another field of academia. The art students are members of Associate Professor of Art and Design Angela Battle’s painting courses. Battle is the coordinator of this annual interdisciplinary project. Mallea is currently studying environmental and public health history of the Missouri River. Her presentation, “The River Becomes You”, showed how the relationship between the natural world and how it becomes a part of urban environments. Mallea focused on the Missouri River’s history and its integration into the social and ecological history of Kansas City. Senior Mary Kate Miller’s untitled painting reflected her feelings about the power plants along the Missouri River. Officials have tried to purify the water that has been damaging the plants, but have ended up polluting it even more. Residents along the river tend to be low income, and the river has made them ill and has damaged their homes when it has flooded. Miller said she had a special quality to the painting, “If you take a picture of it with a cell phone, the tree actually looks dirty,” Miller said. Rachel Crown, a senior art history and painting major, took a different approach to her painting. Crown found it most interesting when Mallea discussed the “the me and the not me.”

She explained that the river is a part of you. “You drink it, absorb it, it is a part of our system,” Crown explained. Crown’s piece was a duel comparison and reflection on how one sees them and how others see them. Her piece was a collaboration of layers over a different painting. The upstairs of the Anderson Art Gallery had poems read by students who also did collaboration with an art class. Art students created paintings of a poem, and students wrote poems about a painting. This was junior Lisa Jaffe’s first stab at reading her poetry aloud to an audience. Jaffe read two of her poems, “Etched in Memory” and “Plastic.” She said she was oddly calm before the performance. “I look forward to seeing how the audience interprets and reacts to my poems,” Jaffe said. “It is always interesting to see what other people think of your work.” The exhibit was cosponsored by Friends of the Drake Arts. It was filled with friends, faculty and students. There was also an open buffet of fall treats such as cookies, pudding and cider. “I am really proud of my friends and classmates, this is phenomenal work,” senior Holly D’Anna said. This was D’Anna’s first time at the show, and she was there supporting a friend. “The Professor Project engages young artists by exposing them to materials and ways of thinking that are new to them,” Battle said in a previous interview. “Their work is a response to something new within the existing formal and conceptual frameworks in which they are familiar.” The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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World foods gather in downtown Des Moines The 6th annual World Food Festival welcomes 25,000 people to the East Village by Cori Clark

Staff Writer corinne.clark@drake.edu

Festival-goers couldn’t ask for better weather for the World Food Festival of Des Moines. It was a smorgasbord of international delicious cuisine, to say the least. The smells of cooking, frying and sautéing gave the nose a whirlwind. The festival was lively and colorful. Flags from around the world marked different stands for the melting pot downtown Des Moines this past weekend. There were 20 countries represented by 33 food vendors at the sixth annual festival sponsored by Nationwide. All the vendors had their own stories to tell about their love and desire for their food specialty. The World Food Festival is held every October in Downtown Des Moines’s East Village. It coincides with the World Food Prize Foundation. The festival is a celebration of Iowa’s different cultures and heritages, and is filled with music, dancing and of course eating. At night there is live music and dancing. Brandmeyer Popcorn Company, based out of Ankeny, had an array of bagged popcorn for sale and many samples to taste. The best seller is the caramel apple popcorn. The company started in 1969 on the family farm and grew to be the processor and packager of Iowa State and Lotta-Pop popcorn. Brandmeyer grows, makes and sells Lotta-Pop popcorn. If you missed Brandmeyer Popcorn Company this year, they

have plans to return next time. “We will definitely be back next year,” said family friend RaeAnne Johnson. “The people are so nice and it’s a great atmosphere.” There was a lot of buzz about the L & L European Delight stand, which specializes in European cooking in Chariton. Luda Kosmin, originally from Kiev, Ukraine, informed festivalgoers about the tradition of European cooking. The company has brought its family roots to create a one-of-a-kind eatery of mainly Ukrainian and Russian food. L & L’s bestseller is its signature pelmeni­­—chicken dumplings served with butter and sour cream sauce. The stand also served a better-known dish called borscht, a traditional Ukrainian vegetable soup. This

The festival is a celebration of Iowa’s different cultures and heritages, and is filled with music, dancing and, of course, eating.

weekend was L & L’s second year at the festival. Visitors could venture over to the Philippines and to the family business of the Filipino Store. Benilda Roberts moved from the Philippines to America 13 years ago to be with her husband

Dwight, where the two started the business in Southridge Mall. They have had a stand at the festival for the past two years. Roberts said their bestseller is their pork dumpling. The dumplings are made with ground pork, vegetables and carrots wrapped in a wonton wrapper made of flour and steamed pork egg roll shanghai. People might be surprised to find out that another specialty of theirs, chocolate soup, is not a chocolate lover’s paradise, but pork meat cooked in pork blood. One of the last stops of the day was Saloo’s Cooking, where, surprisingly, Doug Uhlman, Biology laboratory assistant, from Drake University could be found. Uhlman has helped his friend at the Farmers Market on Court Avenue for many years. There, he met Saloo Sadiq and Aisha Syed, owners of Saloo’s Cooking. Uhlman enjoys learning about culture and food, and loves to help whenever he can. Saloo’s Cooking is “a titillation for your taste buds.” Their signature item is a “yet to be named” creamy meatbased lentil soup with naan, an Indian bread. Sadiq moved from Hyderabad, India, in 1972. She has called Clive home ever since. Sadiq was invited to be a part of the festival, its first year in 2004. Sadiq and her daughter were very welcoming and forthcoming. Citizens of Des Moines say it a great festival for the fall. Larry and Sharron Hoskinsson, residents of Des Moines, have been coming since the first festival. They come for the atmosphere and tastings and both agree that their favorite stands are anything from Asia.

The World Food Prize recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply, anything from food and agriculture science and technology, to manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership and social sciences. The World Food Prize Foundation is based out of Des Moines and was established in 1994. This week is the annual World Food Prize Week. The Iowa Hunger Summit this Tuesday is the official kick-off to the World Food Prize events. The summit is an all-day event in Des Moines featuring sessions on hunger issues, a “hunger luncheon” (attendees are served meals used by Iowa organizations in hunger alleviation programs) and information about organizations working on projects for food for all. Hunger Summit attracts about 500 people each year. The event is free and open to the public. If interested in attending, it is held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. The festival attracts an average of 25,000 people a year. If you didn’t make it to the World Food Festival this year, be sure to make it next October. You can’t beat the $1 samples and lively atmosphere. “It is a great way for Drake students to come out and get involved in the community, while learning about other cultures—and eating, lots of eating,” said sophomore Michael Boomershine, who attended this year.

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SALOO SADIQ prepares potato cutlets at Saloo’s Cooking booth Sunday morning at the World Food Festival. See the back page for more photos.

Coming Out Week sponsored by Drake’s Rainbow Union by Bryn Goldberg

Staff Writer bryn.goldberg@drake.edu

This week is Coming Out Week. It is a time for everyone, whether they are a part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) or not, to discuss the different issues surrounding the gay community. This week is sponsored every year by the Drake Rainbow Union (RU) to raise awareness about certain issues going on in the gay community, as well as giving students the opportunity to learn more about the community. “For me, National Coming Out Week is an important reminder to discuss issues relating to sexuality and identity in the classroom,” said Assistant Professor Joan Faber McAlister, who has a doctorate in rhetorical studies. “It is a symbol of larger LGBTQ community and politics, and a vehicle for social change,” she said. Every year RU puts up doors throughout Helmick Commons. Each door is a different color of the rainbow and symbolizes the notion of coming out. In the year 2001, the doors were vandalized in many ways, such as having the word “fag” spray painted on one of them. “These same doors are displayed to remind everyone that there is no place, including Drake University, that is completely safe for LGBT members or allies,” explained RU president La’Cee Groetken. Along with the doors, RU holds events for

students, staff and faculty to get involved. There is a faculty round table, which is an open table discussion about the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. CAMPUSPEAK speaker Cindy Pierce will be discussing sex and choosing a partner for gay and straight people, and there will also be a candlelight vigil to tell coming out stories or to hear what students and staff have gone through as members of the LGBT community. A drag show will be put on to help raise money for charities, and students are invited to tie-dye and watch a movie. The week ends with National Coming Out Day. National Coming Out Day falls on Oct. 11 of every year. It is an internationally observed civil awareness day for LGBT awareness and issues. “This week gives the opportunity for students to enjoy our events while some also use it as a chance to come out to their self, families and friends,” Groetken said about the activities this week and its meaning. Many students, staff and faculty use this week as a time to tell their closest friends and family that they are a member of the LGBT community. “Being closeted is painful,” McAlister said. “I have been coming out since I was in college. It is a scary thing to do­—every time. But I think it is very important work to do. Many at Drake are committed to creating an open and safe environment for everyone; protecting LGBT people is an important part of that.”

>>What’s going on?

EVENTS

Rainbow Union sponsored events this week: Monday: National Coming Out Day! Faculty Round Table, discussing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in Medbury Lounge from 6-8 p.m. Free food!

Tuesday: Cindy Pierce from CAMPUSPEAK will be speaking on Pomerantz Stage at 8 p.m. about funny sex stories, choosing a partner and having sex (gay or straight).

Wednesday: Drag Show on Pomerantz Stage at 9 p.m. There will be professionals and students performing. Donations welcome­—all proceeds will go to charity.

Thursday: Tie-dye in Helmick Commons 6-8 p.m. Make shirts that will be delivered to your mailbox when ready. The movie, “Prop 8,” will be played at 8 p.m. at the CAYA House.


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SPORTS

Senior defender Nick Foster launched a shot from just inside midfield, and scored in the 76th minute in the Drake’s men’s soccer team’s conference opener against Evansville. The Bulldogs edged the Purple Aces, 2-1.

MEN’S SOCCER

Drake delivers in conference opener Foster’s goal proves to be the difference by Skylar Bergl

Staff Writer skylar.bergl@drake.edu

Last Saturday night, the Bulldogs opened up their Missouri Valley Conference schedule with a 2-1 win over the Purple Aces of Evansville. Senior Nick Foster provided the difference with a long-distance, nearly half-field length goal in the 76th minute of the game, which pushed the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind victory. The Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools lifted Drake to a 5-5-1 record, while dropping Evansville to 4-6-1 on the season. The game was a tale of two halves, as the Purple Aces dominated the Bulldogs in the first half, outshooting them 7-3 and taking a 1-0 lead into the halftime break. Tyler Kincaid’s goal in the 18th minute gave Evansville the lead over Drake at the intermission. The halftime adjustments made by Drake Head Coach Sean Holmes helped the Bulldogs in the second half almost immediately, as senior Evan Harrison knocked in a header against his hometown team in the 47th minute. Nick Foster’s cross provided the assist. “For Evan to score that goal against his hometown team is beyond great,” Holmes said in a Drake athletics press release. “In front of his family, against his hometown, it doesn’t get any better. I’m really excited for him.”

The Bulldogs kept the pressure on throughout the second half, but they missed opportunities. Foster, however, provided the catalyst to direct Drake to victory with a shot into the top-left corner of the net from nearly midfield. “That we won on a fluky goal is kind of nice because we don’t score a lot of those, and we’ve had one or two go against us,” Holmes said. “I think when you get that sort of passion and commitment that flows through the rest of the team, the guys pick up their cues. Good things are going to happen.” Harrison led the Bulldog attack with a gamehigh four shots while first-year Nick Marshall registered three. Two of those efforts were within three yards of the goal in the second half. Bulldog keeper Jordan Kadlec hauled in four saves while the Purple Aces goalkeeper, Phil Boerger, brought in six saves. “I think in the first month, in September, we would have never recovered from being 1-0 down, and from the missed opportunity to put them away, but we battled and matured,” Holmes added. “In the end, it could have been 3-1 or 4-1, as we had a couple of good naked chances, but of course they were chasing the game at the end, but I thought we did well.” The Bulldogs return to action this Wednesday as they head to Peoria, Ill., to face off against the Braves of Bradley University at 7 p.m. Drake then travels to Missouri State to battle the Bears at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Ostrander Earns Another Award Drake junior Thomas Ostrander added to his list of MVC accolades when he was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. Ostrander was named MVC Offensive Player of the Year that same week, receiving the honor for the second time this season. This is the first time he has been honored as scholarathlete of the week, and the first time a member of the team earned the award. Ostrander owns a 3.62 grade point average and is majoring in accounting. He scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win over Western Illinois, and then tallied the Bulldogs’ lone score in a 1-1 tie against then No. 12 UC Irvine.

photo by CONNOR MCCOURTNEY | Photo Editor

REDSHIRT JUNIOR MIDFIELDER CHARLES SCHWARTZ fights for the ball with an Evansville player in Drake’s 2-1 victory over the Purples Aces last Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL

Bulldogs struggle in weekend conference losses Drake falls to 17-5 overall, 3-5 in Valley by David Johnson

Staff Writer david.e.johnson@drake.edu

A FRONT ROW FORCE OF BULLDOGS team up to go for a block. Drake has hit a rough patch in Valley play, dropping two matches last weekend.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Aguilera storms into MVC singles title match

Krizman places third at MVC Individuals by Dominic Johnson

Staff Writer dominic.johnson@drake.edu

The Drake women’s tennis team made up for losses in doubles play with a strong showing in singles, with four players posting straight-set victories over their opponents last Friday at the Missouri Valley Conference Individuals Tournament in Normal, Ill. Five Bulldogs advanced to the semifinal rounds of their flights in singles. Junior Amanda Aragon posted the most convincing win, taking out Bradley’s Meredith McDonagh, 6-0, 6-0. Senior Jessica Labarte defeated UNI’s Chelsea Moore with a powerful 6-2, 7-5 victory. Drake’s No. 1 singles player, sophomore Manca Krizman, battled it out against Melanie Delsart of Southern Illinois in the second set after winning the first set, 6-3. The set went to a tiebreaker before Krizman won 10-8. Junior Jessica Aguilera won over Bradley’s Kennedy Scott by default. Junior Earlynn Lauer received a bye to advance to the next round. Junior Gabby Demos was the

only Bulldog to lose in singles, falling to UNI’s Laia Gonzalez and Bradley’s Sarah Rodefeld. “I think this weekend we played solid singles, but we need to get more consistent in our doubles,” Krizman said. Aguilera then had her semifinal match on Saturday. The junior advanced to the finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over Illinois State’s Hannah Esker. Aragon, Krizman and Lauer all dropped their matches in the semifinals, but all earned third-place finishes. Krizman defeated Kate Chybowski of Evansville, 6-1, 4-6, 11-9. Lauer won a 7-6, 2-6, 10-8 decision over Creighton’s Leesa Cadwallader. “I think after a winter of hard practice and conditioning, we’ll be a tough team to beat in the conference, and maybe win the whole thing,” Demos said. “We have so much potential, we just need to realize it and live up to it, which is something that I know (Head) Coach (Paul) Thomson can help us do.” Aguilera competed in the No. 4 finals match on Sunday. Details from that match will be available in Thursday’s issue of The Times-Delphic.

Drake’s Missouri Valley Conference struggles continued over the weekend with losses to Wichita State and Missouri State. The Bulldogs dropped a five-set heartbreaker (19-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 13-15) against Missouri State last Saturday evening. The game ended on a lifting call against Drake senior Alisa DeBerg Roth after a frantic rally by both teams. The head referee, Dave Stewart, made the call. “When it comes down to it, a couple things didn’t go our way throughout the game,” Head Coach Phil McDaniel said. “A few bounces didn’t go our way.” The Bulldogs dropped the opening two sets against the Bears before mounting a spectacular comeback after intermission. Drake was tied with Missouri State 13-13 in the fifth and final set up to 15. The Bears dominated the Bulldogs in the opening two sets with an attack percentage of .286 in the first set and an amazing percentage of .524 in the second. “In the locker room, we talked about the need to take control of the net, and the back row made adjustments to dig attacks better, and better quality passes,” McDaniel said. “It was nice to see us come out and make the changes

that needed to be made.” The Bulldog defense held the Bears to a -.020 attack percentage in set three. The Bulldogs lost in straight sets (24-26, 2125, 17-25) to the Shockers of Wichita State last Friday evening. The Bulldogs’ late comeback fell just short in the opening set against the Shockers. They tied the set at 22-22 after trailing 15-8, following a nine-point streak by Wichita State. The Bulldogs are 2-5 on the season when they dropped the first set, compared to 15-0 when they won the opening set. Sophomore Emily Heffernen had 21 kills combined in both games with a season-high 14 last Saturday. Senior Angela Bys finished with 22 kills for the Drake attack. Junior Caitlin Johnson finished the weekend with 44 assists and two aces. Senior libero Alana Wittenburg led Drake with 51 digs over the weekend. Junior Erika Price contributed an additional 18 digs. The Bulldogs return to action over fall break this Saturday against the Creighton Bluejays at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center. The Bluejays are in second place in the MVC behind Northern Iowa. “Creighton is playing well,” McDaniel said. “Two-7 (seeds in the MVC) are having to battle to stay in the top six. “Everyone needs to come out ready to play against a hot team in the conference.”

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Bulldogs battle at Quad Cities Classic by Monica Worsley Staff Writer monica.worsley@drake.edu

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JUNIOR QUARTERBACK MIKE PIATOWSKI rolls out and looks for a receiver. Piatowski racked up 296 yards passing at Jacksonville last Saturday.

Drake’s monster comeback falls short Trailing 30-7 at half, Bulldogs rally to pull within five, lose 39-34 at Jacksonville by Caleb Copley

Staff Writer caleb.copley@drake.edu

In a battle of Pioneer Football League unbeatens, Drake’s comeback effort came up just short in a gut-wrenching loss to Jacksonville, 39-34. Drake got the ball back with just over 2 1/2 minutes left and a chance to win the game, but it could not capitalize. Jacksonville safety Lacy McDougald intercepted junior quarterback Mike Piatkowski at midfield, which ended the threat and sealed a loss for the Bulldogs. After trailing 30-7 at halftime, Drake came out with guns blazing in the second half and put in a valiant effort. Piatkowski threw for 296 yards with two touchdown passes, and ran for another score. He also eclipsed the 3,000 passing yards mark for his career. “We came back,” said Head Coach Chris Creighton said in a Drake press release. “We fought hard.” Fought hard Drake did, outscoring Jacksonville 27-9 in the second half. Despite being without the services of two-time, first-team allPFL running back Steve Platek, the Bulldogs managed to score two touchdowns on their first two possessions of the second half. Drake racked up 238 yards of total offense in the second half.

One of the biggest contributors for the Bulldogs was junior receiver Drew Blackmon, who exploded for 158 yards on only nine catches. He also had a touchdown. Drake’s defense turned up the pressure on Jacksonville quarterback Josh McGregor, who was ranked fourth in the nation in passer efficiency coming into the game. The Bulldogs sacked him four times. They also forced him into throwing three interceptions. Drake heads to Buies Creek, N.C., Saturday to take on Campbell at noon. They return home to take on Davidson on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. “Three minutes into the game our guys were tired, heavy-legged and played sluggish, like we were in a trance,” Creighton said. “But to their credit, despite that, they fought through it and settled down.”

Drake leaders Passing: Mike Piatkowski, 19-40, 296 yards, 2 TD, 3 Int Rushing: Tom Kostek, 8 carries for 24 yards Receiving: Drew Blackmon, 9 catches for 158 yards, 1 TD Tackles: Tyler Moorehead, 8

The Drake University women’s crew team competed at the Quad Cities Classic in Moline, Ill., last Saturday. The course was a distance of 2 1/2 miles down the Mississippi River. The weather was a warm 85 degrees, drastically different from the cold and rainy Head of the Des Moines Regatta. Despite the heat and the early morning, the team rowed hard all day and pulled in some great times. In their last race of the day, the Bulldogs’ varsity A eight-boat squad represented the effort the team has put in to improve since the beginning of the season. The women beat out their closest competition, Washington University from St. Louis, by 12 seconds to finish with a time of 12 minutes and 22 seconds. In the same race, Drake’s varsity B boat took fourth place out of seven teams with a time of 13:50. Earlier in the day, four Bulldog boats competed in the varsity four category, which consisted of 18 teams. Drake’s varsity A boat strongly delivered with a second place finish in 12:51. Close behind them, the varsity B boat claimed third place with a time of 13:05. The varsity C boat took fifth place in 13:23. The varsity D boat, composed of four novice rowers, finished in 10th place in 14:44. After racing in the varsity four and varsity eight categories, the captains, junior Kat Moore and junior Hilary Dietz, had a feel for the course. “Something the girls did exceptionally well today was adjusting on the water,” Moore said. “Rowing on the Mississippi, the water differed significantly throughout the course, yet the boats pushed hard and handled the changes well.” The team entered a single boat in the novice eight category, as well as two boats in the novice four category. The eight-boat team finished sixth out of nine in 13:43. The novice four A team rowed the course in 15:14, and finished in eighth place out of 21 teams. After facing some obstructions in the water on the row to the starting line, the novice four B boat placed 21st with a time of 20:29. Both the coaches and the captains were in consensus with their desires for the young rowers to stick through the season, and they hope they can experience a few wins along with their learning experiences. “The girls could still be technically stronger; however, the goal is to continue making gradual improvements,” Head Coach Charlie DiSilvestro said. “Overall, this was a great race that allowed us to see how we rank among other crews from the Midwest,” Moore added. “It was especially great to compete versus Washington University and prove that we could hold our own.”

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Overtime goal downs Drake 1-0 at Indiana State Gasparovich strikes in 108th minute to hand Bulldogs second Valley loss by Eduardo Zamarripa

Staff Writer eduardo.tamezzamarripa@drake.edu

An early goal in the second half of overtime was everything conference-foe Indiana State University needed to edge past the Bulldogs. Alison Gasparovich scored in the 108th minute, ending the match and dealing Drake its second consecutive conference loss. The Bulldogs relied on their defense to hang on against the Sycamores, but the offensive attacks by Indiana State were too much to handle for Drake. “It was another game where in regulation we put balls across the six on a platter, and we

made a mess of them,” Head Coach Lindsey Horner said. “At some point we have to relieve our defense, and give ourselves a cushion.” The Bulldogs were outshot 14-8 by the Sycamores. Drake struggled to keep possession of the ball, which hurt its ball movement, and thus its attack in the final third of the field. “We are still lacking the motivation and hunger to win that is required in conference games,” sophomore Laura Moklestad said. “Indiana State came out with the attitude that they were going to win and let nothing hinder that.” Redshirt junior Ali Walsh left the game early due to an injury, an absence that certainly hurt the Bulldogs in the midfield. Walsh is one of Drake’s most consistent defensive midfielders

and does a great job of recovering and distributing balls. “In the end, Indiana State deserved to win tonight,” Horner said. “We struggled when Ali left the game with an injury, had unnecessary fouls that gave them momentum and we played tight under the pressure.” Still, it was a tough match on the road against a conference opponent. The Bulldogs knew nothing was going to come easy, and even had a shot at winning the game down the stretch. Sophomore Tara Zika had a great scoring opportunity late in the first overtime, but it was saved by Sycamore goalkeeper Emily Lahay. Zika led the team with three shots, and freshman Paige Dusek added a pair of shots as well.

As for the defense, freshman goalkeeper Kalena Litch had another solid showing with five saves, and was able to keep her goal intact up until overtime. The loss marked the second consecutive conference defeat for the Bulldogs, who now own a 7-4-3 ledger overall and a 1-2 record in the Missouri Valley Conference. “It is really important that we put our two losses behind us,” Moklestad said. “We need to remember how good of a team we can be.” Drake squared off against SIU Edwardsville at Cownie Soccer Complex on Sunday. The Times-Delphic will have details of this game in Thursday’s issue. This is the last non-conference match of the season for the Bulldogs.

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KRISPY KREME HAMBURGERS from The Machine Shed represent Midwest cuisine.

KAHM INRACHAVONHSA from Cafe Fuzion stirs onions to put in curry.

IGNACIO VILLA from the Mexican Taqueria Villa restaurant prepares steak for tacos al pastor.

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AROMAS DEL ECUADOR sets out plates of chicken and rice to entice the festival-goers.

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