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Dogtown After Hours custard pie fight unofficially breaks world record by Kristen Smith
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PIE-COVERED STUDENTS filled Olmsted Parking Lot early Saturday morning.
Hundreds of students left the Olmsted parking lot around 3 a.m. on Saturday covered in lemon, cherry and vanilla custard after their attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest custard pie fight. The previous record was set with 671 people from The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey on Nov. 11 2010. The pie fight was a part of the Dogtown After Hours event organized by the Student Activities Board, Crawford Hall Executive Council, Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils and Student Senate. In the hours leading up to the pie fight, Olmsted filled with students playing laser tag, rocking out to the headphone disco, taking swing dancing lessons and getting henna tattoos. Raffle tickets were sold throughout the night with proceeds going to an AIDS/HIV awareness organization founded by a Drake alumna called Peaks 4 Poverty. Attendees also took part in casino events and food eating contests and saw performances by Drake’s own TrebbelMakers and Brochal Chords. Around 1:30 a.m. the Olmsted Center began to empty as students filed outside. Cries of, “Don’t touch the pies!” filled the air as as students lined themselves up for what might soon be declared the world’s sweetest scuffle ever.
To be certified as a world record, information about the event and signatures from the observers will be sent to Guinness World Records authorities in England to be reviewed.
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Pies baked in preparation
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Dollars raised for Peaks 4 Poverty charity
Drake musicians perform Nelson Mass by Ann Schnoebelen
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Next year’s budget approved
More than 200 people gathered at St. Ambrose Cathedral in downtown Des Moines Saturday night to listen to a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Missa in angustiis,” often called, “Nelson Mass.” The Mass combined the efforts of the Drake choruses and instrumentalists. Under
the direction of Aimee Beckman-Collier, the Drake Choir, the Drake Chamber Choir, the Drake Chorale and the Drake University Community Chorus combined their vocal abilities to sing as one voice. A student-faculty orchestra comprised of students, faculty and area professionals presented the instrumentals. In this arrangement, the professionals and faculty served as the principal players, mentoring student instrumentalists throughout the
rehearsal and performance process. In addition, four Drake vocal faculty members made up the featured quartet. The six-movement piece was composed in 1798 and uses texts from the Ordinary of the Mass, a group of Christian prayers originating in the early 16th century. The piece was performed as an uninterrupted sequence by the choirs, but was originally written for the purpose of amplifying and emphasizing certain points of the liturgy.
SAB receives largest allocation with $149,750 by Sean Walsh
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The process for agreeing on a budget for annually funded organizations on campus started Thursday when Student Senate met to debate the proposals from members of the Student Fees and Allocation Committee. Student Body Auditor Brad Koenen along with Student Body Treasurer Nate Bleadorn and members of SFC presented their proposed budget for annually funded organizations for the 2011-2012 academic year to the senators. SFAC proposed a $299,571 budget for 22 annually funded organizations, after $341,372 was requested. After holding hearings for annually funded organizations and looking at the budget and expenses from the past year, SFAC made changes they felt were necessary. The Student Activities Board received the most funding, $149,750, and Student Senate received $32,075. The Coalition of Black
SEE SENATE, PAGE 2
>>MEETING IN BRIEF • APPROVED: SFAC’s proposed budget for 2011-2012 school year’s annually funded organizations >>See the full budget on PAGE 2 • $3,500 allocated to Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils to cover speaker costs of “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event • $867 allocated to Drake Mascot Team to attend Universal Cheerleaders Assocation Mascot Camp • $50 allocated to Society of Physics Students for April 21 Rubik’s Cube Competition • APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 14, 22 for 2011-12 committees and Organizational Council Senator, respectively
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Know where your food is from Graphic design professor encourages students to become “locavores”
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By 7 a.m. on any given Saturday from May until October, Court Avenue is abuzz with Des Moines residents exploring the booths of more than 200 vendors at the city’s Downtown Farmers’ Market. Iowans only have to wait 26 more days to search for the freshest locally grown tomatoes, the sweetest cinnamon rolls and the most vibrant flowers. The size and attendance of the market has grown exponentially in recent
years, with an average of 18,000 visitors on any given Saturday. This year the farmers’ market opens on May 7. Over the past 15 years, the number of farmers’ markets in Iowa has increased by more than 75 percent, according to the Iowa Farmers’ Market Association. Many reasons, including rising fuel and food prices, increased availability and a stronger sense of environmentalism, have contributed to the rise in markets across the state. “I think we’re all informed enough about how when you fill your gas tank up in your car you’re using fossil fuel,” said Hilary Williams,
visiting assistant professor of graphic design at Drake “That’s a very tangible visible use of fuel but I think it’s invisible in food.” Williams facilitated an exhibit in Drake’s Anderson gallery in Sept. 2010 entitled “A Fork in the Road: The Time and The Place for Local Foods.” The exhibition used design to illustrate the growing seasons of local produce and the extensive resources used in the transportation of food. The culture of local produce not only creates a unique, environmentally conscious
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Helping the rich and fighting NPR Communists
Check out the 80/35 music lineup for this year’s festival
Drake men’s tennis wins 10th-straight match
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Relays theme revealed
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It was during parents’ weekend that, for the first time at Drake, I saw strawberries and it was like an agricultural epiphany.
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STUDENTS EAT AND LISTEN (left) in Parents Hall during Relay’s Blitz Day Picnic last Thursday. NICK OESTREICH, JIM LEY AND TEJ PATEL (middle) enjoy the picnic dinner provided by Sodexo for the event. THE THEME (right) was unveiled during the 3-hour event. Also announced were the Drake Relays Host and Hostess, Billy Battistone and
>>CPBA STUDENTS: Remember to vote in the run-off election between Adam Lutz and Nick Kollauf. Go to the Campus Life tab on blueView to access the ballot.
FROM SENATE, PAGE 1
ANNUALLY-FUNDED ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
Students and Rainbow Union were the only other organizations that had proposed funding over $10,000. Sen. Kayleigh Koester and Diversity Interest Sen. Amelia Piecuch raised concerns at first that several of the budget cuts came from diversity organizations, but agreed that the budget proposal was appropriate. “It’s just as important to look where the additions to the budget are,” Sen. Megan Hutcheson said. “There are new organizations, and I trust SFAC’s judgment.” Vice President of Student Life Byron Spears agreed, arguing that the reductions made are not necessarily from the groups’ budgets, but from what the groups requested. “If the rationale is valid, then the cut is also valid,” Spears said. At the end of debate, senators were in agreement that the budget was satisfactory. The complete budget proposal is available for students in the Olmsted Breezeway. Students have an opportunity to make comments on the proposed budget that is on display. A budget approval vote will come at next week’s meeting. Drake’s Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils requested and received $3,500 to cover speaker costs for their “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on April 21. The program’s purpose is to raise awareness about sexual assault, by having men walk a mile around campus in women’s high heels. The Drake Mascot Team was allocated $867 so they could represent Drake at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Mascot Camp at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee in August. Senate also approved the Society of Physics Students’ $50 request to host a Rubik’s Cube Competition in Olmsted on April 21. The Drake Bowling Club, which will provide members the opportunity to bowl weekly at a nearby bowling alley, was unanimously approved as a campus organization. Applications for students interested in representing campus organizations next year as an Organizational Council Senator are
African Student Association BACCHUS Best Buddies Chinese Student Association Coalition of Black Students Colleges Against Cancer Drake Environmental Action League Habitat for Humanity International Students Association La Fuerza Latina MASA Mediation & Moot Court Mock Trial Outdoor Leadership Club Quiz Bowl Rainbow Union Respect for Life SASA Student Activities Board Student Senate Students for Women’s Issues VASA TOTAL ORGANIZATIONS
THE BUDGET APPROVED BY SENATE proposed $299,571 for the 22 annually funded organizations and $341,372 was originally requested. available in the Student Life Center and are due Thursday, April 14. Also, applications for students that are interested in joining a senate committee next year are available in SLC and are due on
FROM MARKET, PAGE 1 atmosphere but also aids the community economically, Williams said. According to the IFMA, the presence of farmers’ markets generates $71 million in revenue for Iowa’s economy. “We’re trying to convey the message that when you work downtown, you don’t just work in an office building, you work in an arts and cultural community,” said Glenn Lyons, CEO of the Downtown Community Alliance, in a press release. “The best way of doing that is creating opportunities for people.” Iowa ranks fourth in the nation in amount of farmers markets according to the IFMA. With the downtown market being popular, a trial market on Wednesday afternoons will start on August 31. As farmers’ markets increase in number, Williams hopes that the push to embrace local produce will reconnect Iowans with the food they consume.
Friday, April 22. Applicants will be placed on the Campus Advancement Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Student Fees and Allocation Committee, Student Services Committee or Community Outreach Committee.
“I think it’s something that we’ve lost,” Williams said. “You know people used to be so tied to the land and know where their food came from and when it was available. I think now we just have this culture of being able to get anything we want, any time of year we want, from anywhere.” One way Des Moines residents can do so is through state Community Supported Agriculture programs that allow consumers to purchase fresh, local produce directly from independent farmers. “It’s really good for the farmer because they’re getting your investment in advance of the season,” said Williams of the CSA farms. “So you’re sort of protecting them if weather or something really affects their crop production. You’ve committed to them.” Blue Gate Farm, a small independent farm in Chariton, Iowa offers a summer membership of 20 weekly deliveries for $425 which includes fresh vegetables and occasionally seasonal fruit. Blue Gate is part of the CSA program and the downtown market.
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Sophomores Adam Lutz and Nick Kollauf, who are both in a run-off campaign for business senator, spoke briefly. The run-off election takes place on blueView on the Campus Life tab for business students on April 11 and 12.
Despite the increasing popularity of the locavore lifestyle, some remain vary of investing in locally produced wares. Williams believes uncertainty stems from a differentiation in prices between local and organic products. “I hear price cited a lot,” said Williams regarding the hesitancy toward buying local. “I don’t think that economics needs to be as much of a barrier.” In fact, at Des Moines retailers, prices for locally produced items like milk are lower than their mass produced counterparts. The Hy-Vee on Fleur Drive carries milk from Cloverleaf Creamery, a small dairy in Idaho, for $3.19 a gallon while a gallon of brand name milk rings up around $3.25. In the end, the choice to go local is ultimately a personal one. “I don’t think ethics can be something people are told to do,” Williams said. “I didn’t want to prescribe or direct anything. I want to make all this information about local foods and agriculture empowering and not paralyzing.”
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OPINIONS & EDITORIALS
Congrats to the new members of Drake University Senate.
Food for thought: One student’s gripe with Sodexo I simply cannot hold it in any longer; Sodexo may be the worst food supplier in the history of all food suppliers. I mean, honestly, we’d probably be served better in prison, which makes me wonder if Drake would allow students to head on over to the county jail during mealtimes? Being surrounded by hardcore criminals may not be comforting, but I’d do anything for a nice steak. In all seriousness though, Sodexo needs to step its game up. I could sit here and discuss the numerous times that I’ve found hair in my food or the one time that literally half of my grilled chicken sandwich was a hard, unedible tendon, but those are rather petty complaints compared to the overall problem with our eatery. The real problem is this: The food is extremely unhealthy. Seriously, where else could I eat nothing but fruit and vegetables yet still gain weight? It is as if even Sodexo’s supposedly “healthy foods” are fattening and although I am impressed by this fairly amazing feat, I’d rather have food that is not going to kill me before I graduate. Of course, the food they serve us during the academic school year is nothing like when we first visited. Being a student here full-time, I have now noticed the difference between everyday dining and special dining; when there is a large group of prospective students on
campus, Hubbell becomes a neo-Ruby Tuesday. All right, admittedly, Ruby Tuesday’s is kind of an average restaurant, but after eating here for a year, it seems like full-blown kosher. And don’t forget about parents’ weekend. When all the middle-aged folks—you know, with the money—come into town, things start to change. It was during parents’ weekend that, for the first time at Drake, I saw strawberries and it was like an agricultural epiphany. The stark difference in food made me bewildered and I half expected waiters to come out, serve a threecourse meal and then serenade the students. It was a nutritious bliss of sorts. This upgrade does not last long, though, and before we know it, the food is back to, well, whatever it actually is. I will admit that the breakfast they serve is not all that bad—the eggs are usually good, the bacon is a little too crispy for my liking, but nothing horrible, and the pancake, French toast and waffle combination is killer. But post-breakfast in Hubbell is like choosing between 10 different ways to gain weight. No, Sodexo, I don’t want to decide between a sickly looking hamburger, some sort of broccoli with cheese mixture and a salad that has the most insanely hard grilled chicken. Instead, I’d like to maybe have some nice fruit— that isn’t firm as a rock or soft as baby food—
and chicken that tastes like, preferably, chicken. Because of the poor food quality, I needed to find out more about Sodexo. Could it possibly be due to the fact that the company is struggling financially and the quality of food represents its economic standing? Of course that is a ridiculous assumption and, as I expected, is far from the truth. In 2010, Sodexo posted a 4.1 percent increase in full-year net profits and, in 2011, the company hopes to earn even more. This part does not bother me because as a private company it is meant to seek profit, and I understand that. However, when the products become poor in quality a problem arises, especially because Sodexo has a monopoly over the heavily regulated food market at Drake. Talking about the subpar food is not constructive, though. If we really want to change the quality of what we are served then we need to do something. Remember, as a consumer of Sodexo’s products we have a great deal of influence. Of course, as I just alluded to, this is complicated by the fact that Drake has a contract with Sodexo that guarantees its products only. But this does not mean we can’t wield our power. Taking those annoying surveys at lunch (and answering honestly) as well as writing to Sodexo here at Drake and demanding a change is a definite start.
The next step would be to ask our university to consider a change when Sodexo’s contract is up, that is, if the company does not upgrade our food. Perhaps Drake could allow some oldfashioned competition between food suppliers? Anyway, remember, we do have a significant amount of power as students and maybe if we make enough noise we’ll see strawberries once again. Ah, whom am I kidding, let’s go eat with the inmates down at the county jail.
BEN LEVINE | COLUMNIST
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How government ‘fixes’ America Battling budget cuts, ‘communist’ radio stations and society Extending the Bush tax cuts on income for America’s highest earners cost the government $36 billion in potential revenue this year. The massive budget battle that has dramatically unfolded over the last few weeks finally ended in the 11th hour with the federal government cutting $38.5 billion in government services. As the spokesperson for the government, it is my duty to say congratulations! After all the sweat, blood and tears, the government of the people, by the people and for the people has finally found a way to afford to have more money lining the pockets of rich people. It was a difficult fight, to be sure, and temporary sacrifices had to be made. There were many evil, socialistic forces at work trying to stop it. Civil workers trying to spread information about sexually transmitted diseases and contraception had the gall to argue that public health was more important than rich people’s money. The budget deal we will pass, unfortunately, did not end up defunding these sexual deviants, but rest assured that, in the name of liberty and economic sanity, we will eventually unleash an all-out assault on birth control pills and women’s cancer screenings. And who could forget National Public Radio, the most blatant communist front in America’s history. A freely available source of unbiased news, intellectually stimulating political discussion and classical music? Blasphemy! To the Star Chamber with them! Oh, shoot. How could we forget that our policies have evolved to be more family-friendly, family-values oriented? We don’t send heretics
and blasphemers to the Star Chamber anymore. We send them to the front of the line to appear in our daily Two-Minute Hate videos on Fox News.
It’s not like investing in education would help us. After all, knowledge is power. And power is something we don’t want the people to have. -Kevin Protzmann
And who could forget that those rascals at NPR are to blame for our fiscal woes. On top of protecting Americans from information, we could resolve the fiscal crisis by defunding them. After all, almost 1 percent of NPR’s budget comes from federal tax revenues. If we were to cut NPR, the deficit would disappear overnight and we could revive the economy to unprecedented levels. We have to admit, however, that we were not able to bring justice to those leftist subverters
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in the latest budget battle. Fear not! We will fight for the rights of families to ensure that their children only hear the properly censored information that we want them to hear. Virgin ears should not be tainted with facts. This is America, people. We don’t use logic. Logic is for ivory tower, pinko-commie professors with their books and their knowledge. America was founded by God and guts, not secularists and intellectuals. Which is why, after being brought into office to improve the economy and expand the job market, we have made sure that every federal building has “In God We Trust” emblazoned on each façade, because that is what this country really needs to save the economy. After all, we argued all over the campaign trail that government was broken and is incapable of doing anything at all. This is why our most sensitive voodoo-economists and clerics are communing with God to ask for help in restoring the economy. Why try and actually solve problems with facts and reason when we can just telepathically ask the grand sky-wizard to do it for us? It’s not like investing in education would help us. After all, knowledge is power. And power is something we don’t want the people to have. This is a republic. In a republic, only the most elite have the right to make decisions. People who think government should be structured differently are an affront to the Founding Fathers. Because, you know, the opinions of long dead aristocrats and slaveholders are truly relevant to how we operate today.
All in all, it’s been a good year for us in power. There used to be an America where the owners of the means of production were actually allowed to literally own their property, labor and all. There used to be an America where scientists were sent before the courts to answer for their crimes against ignorance. There used to be an America where the only book we took the time to read was written by people claiming knowledge about the universe with a five-year old’s conception of science. There used to be an America where people we didn’t like, looked different from us or had funny sounding names weren’t allowed to live here. I remember those days. And I tell you now, every time I wake up droves of people lifted out of poverty and ignorance, I can only pine for those days again. Why fight for a better tomorrow when we can fight for a worse yesterday instead.
KEVIN PROTZMANN | COLUMNIST
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‘Dogtooth’ a downward spiral by Asmita Gauchan
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Somewhere in a deserted location in Greece, there is a house surrounded by a large lawn and fenced by tall wooden barriers. Inside this house lives a family—three teenagers, two girls and a boy, and their parents. Although the teenagers look a bit too old for it, they spend most of their time playing silly games they invent, the mother brushes the daughters’ hair and the father leaves in his car to go to work every day and picks up groceries on his way home. But the father is the only one who ever leaves the compound of the house. The Greek film “Dogtooth” sets out to present a very perplexing predicament—a family that is nothing like the social institution we know it to be. These parents aren’t normal parents. They feed their children daily dosages of lies with dinner. These children aren’t normal children. Unaware of the world beyond, they live lives that are limited to the vicinity of their home, and the company of each other. This film is not for everyone. It greatly disturbed me, but it also gave me a lot to think about. Why would these parents do what they were doing? If it was to protect their children, why didn’t they treat them better? If they had so much disdain for the world they lived in, why did they not just abort the child the wife was carrying? Heck, why didn’t they abort all of their children? Considering the cruel nature of their upbringing, it feels like the children would have been better off not ever being born. Perhaps the most fascinating thing, and also the hardest to comprehend, is the amount of thought and creativity the parents put into deceiving the children. It is one thing to tell your children Santa Claus is real and entirely another to scare them with stories of cats eating men. Although the concept of a traditional family is reduced to nothing here, the normally unrealized power that the institution encapsulates is unleashed in the form of the parents’ sadism. And so it seems the parents’ intentions may be more than just to protect their children’s innocence. The long-debated nature versus nurture argument has never been settled. Many believe one trumps the other in the development of self. In “Dogtooth,” writer and director Giorgos Lanthimos shocks the viewers by creating a scenario where both nature and nurture are influencing these naïve kids in their purest forms. Uninterrupted by anything else, the parents douse their children’s heads in preposterous lies and rules,
rendering them mentally incapable of surviving in the real world. Yet, despite all of their twisted efforts, insolence slowly starts creeping into the eldest’s demeanor. To watch this daughter go on a downward spiral while she believes she is getting closer and closer to the world outside is perversely exciting. She goes through a lot; from unwittingly being sexually abused by a girl hired to fulfill her younger brother’s sexual needs, to being the only one of the three children who is seduced by the torment of not knowing what lies beyond. You will root for her deviance because you will understand exactly how she feels, even if you cannot imagine yourself in her place.
To watch this daughter go on a downward spiral while she believes she is getting closer and closer to the world outside is perversely exciting.
“Dogtooth” is a startling drama that does what it was designed to do well, perhaps too well. It shocks and disturbs to such an extent that the viewers may question the need for its very existence. For those who are interested, “Dogtooth” is available for streaming from Netflix.
Hirt awarded as Emerging Writer The next and last of the Writer and Critics Series will be April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Medbury Honors Lounge by Cori Clark
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An intimate group of Drake University students and faculty members gathered in the Cowles Library Reading Room on Wednesday, April 6 for the fifth Writers and Critics Series guest, Jen Hirt. It is hard not to look at Hirt and notice the mesmerizing tattoo visible on her left bicep. Hirt began the night by explaining the importance and background of her unique tattoo. In 2002, Hirt was doing research on greenhouses and came across a blueprint of an 18th-century greenhouse. “It was one of those moments of inspiration, where you know it will come back and help you out,” Hirt said about coming across the picture of the greenhouse. Hirt’s creative nonfiction has been published in literary journals such as Gettysburg Review, Natural Bridge, Redivider, Flyway, the King’s English, Ohioana Quarterly and the Heartlands Today. Her writing has won grants from the Pennyslvania Council On the Arts, the Ohioana Library and Berheim Arboretum. She was the 2004 Berheim Arboretum in residence. Hirt is a graduate of Hiram College, Iowa State University and the University of Idaho. She now teaches writing at Penn State University in Harrisburg. “Under Glass” traces the rise and fall of the family business and the family itself. Hirt is the girl with a thousand Christmas trees, growing up surrounded by life and vitality. She is the greenhouse filled with hope and growth. Then the rubble sets in — financial pressures, a brutal divorce and literal demolition of her past. “I thought it was really interesting. It was a fascinating topic for a book,” sophomore Heather Hall said. “I really liked her style of writing and look forward to reading her book.” Hirt is the 2011 winner of Drake’s Emerging Writer Award. The award is part of the Writers and Critics series. Faculty and students of the English Department select one exceptional
book by a single author who has written only one book. Each year the award rotates genres: short fiction, literary nonfiction and poetry. “It’s awesome, I am very excited. It’s been really great meeting everyone from the department. I didn’t realize this was the second year, and I hope it keeps going,” Hirt said. “Stuff like this is great for first-time authors. I mean, it’s so hard to get your stuff noticed, so contests like this are absolutely essential.”
Jennifer Perrine, the director of the Writers and Critics series, said the process of selecting the winner was an excellent hands-on experience for students. “I think it’s a really good opportunity for students to get involved and get experience with what it might be like to work in a publishing or editorial field where you are reading through a bunch of submissions and you are just trying to find that one gem,” Perrine said. “It’s great for
authors who are just trying to start out and want to get more publicity for their work.” The last event in the Writers and Critics series for the semester is Drake Writer’s Night on April 21 in Medbury Honors Lounge. The event is an opportunity for local writers and critics to share recent work. It is meant to foster discussion of writing among students, faculty, staff and the greater Des Moines community. The event is free and open to the public.
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This year, eight students read dozens of outstanding nonfiction entries and selected Hirt’s memoir “Under Glass: The Girl With a Thousand Christmas Trees.” The winner of the Emerging Writer’s Award receives publicity for the book, $1000 and travel and lodging expenses to read at Drake.
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Des Moines’ summer music festival July 2 reveals line up
• Girl Talk 80/35 to be hosted July 2 and 3 • Galactic • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros • Titus Andronicus • Poison Control Center I think we’re • Thankful Dirt generating a lot of buzz. The lineup reaches to a lot of July 3 different corners of • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals • Parlours interest. -Amedeo Rossi • Bitch • Bear Hands • The Giving Tree Band by Kensie Smith
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It’s time to load up the playlists. Des Moines’ own 80/35 music festival announced the first of its lineup Tuesday, April 5. The announcement was made by Amedeo Rossi, the festival organizer, on Iowa Public Radio. The two-day, three-stage celebration of the festival’s tagline, the “marvelous musical spectacle” will be held July 2-3 in the downtown Western Gateway Park. The first act on the music plate on July 2 is the band Girl Talk, with the digital mash-up superstar Gregg Gillis. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will deliver a new-age folksy punk to the main stage, as will five-man funk band, Galactic. One of the three 80/35 stages will also play host to solo artists, such as songbirds Jessica Lea Mayfield. She was rated one of Spin Magazine’s “Next Big Things,” and will be a different style than indie-rocker band, Titus Andronicus. July 3 will see the raw, soulful, bluesy vocal styling of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The Des Moines music festival supports Iowa bands, like The Parlours, as well. The ’70s-esque band is spreading its indie folk rock tunes at music festivals like the local Gross Domestic Product show, and is ready to take on bigger, better venues. 80/35 will play host to some of the same bands seen at SXSW and the House of Blues, with eight-man group, The Giving Tree Band. Sunday’s headliner is usually the biggest, most well-known act, and this year’s has yet to be announced. The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition first organized the festival in 2008. The past festivals have hosted rock acts like Ben Harper and the Relentless7, The Roots, Modest Mouse and Broken Social Scene. The festival grew to an es-
timated attendance of 17,000 in 2010. Rossi said the announcement of the first few bands went extremely well. “I think we’re generating a lot of buzz,” Rossi said. “The lineup reaches to a lot of different corners of interest.”
This is one growing musical festival that should no be missed. It’s not too late to purchase tickets. Early bird ticket prices for the festival went on sale to the general public March 28. Tickets range from $33 for a two-day pass and $100 for a VIP pass. VIP passes include closer viewing areas near the main stage, a lounge, priority entrance and free tickets for food, beverage and merchandise. Once the early bird tickets are sold-out, prices will raise to $45 and $124 respectively. Get rhythmic with all the 80/35 acts at 8035.com. Download free music, read reviews, watch the music videos and purchase tickets online.
Tickets available now at www.80-35.com
Pride Week goes out with a bang Rainbow Union puts on a show-stopping performance
SELENA SAKOWITZ (above) emceed the drag show Wednesday night. The show was part of Rainbow Union’s Pride Week. CRYSTAL FROST (below) interacted with numerous audience members during her performance.
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EMCEE SELENA SACOWITZ (above) introduced all the performers throughout the show, which was Wednesday on Pomerantz Stage. TYONA DIAMOND (right) performed in dramatic outfits. Sometimes she even changed on stage. SEVEN LOVE (left) strutted her ’70s gear. The show ran from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
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Zach Johnson, a PGA Tour golfer who is arguably the most famous athlete to graduate from Drake for winning the 2007 Masters, couldn’t repeat the performance at this year’s tournament in Augusta, Ga. Johnson finished round two last Friday at two over par, missing the cut for round three by one stroke. Johnson came out of nowhere in 2007 to capture his first major title with a final score of one over par.
Still rolling: Drake men win 10th straight
Bulldogs dominate Bradley while women lose heartbreaker to Illinois State by Dominic Johnson
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SOPHOMORE JAMES MCKIE blasts a shot in No. 72 Drake’s 7-0 win over Bradley last Saturday. McKie battled to a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles, and the Bulldogs have not dropped a match since February.
MEN The Drake men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to 10 with a 7-0 win over the Bradley Braves last Saturday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The win moves the Bulldogs to 16-2 on the season and 2-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play. Drake began its second 7-0 win of conference play with a strong start in doubles. The Bulldogs were once again led by senior Mauricio Ballivian and sophomore Anis Ghorbel at the top position, and the two were first off the courts with a hasty 8-0 win. The two remaining doubles matches were closer, but far from hotly contested as the Bulldogs swept all three doubles matches. Sophomores Jean Erasmus and James McKie once again teamed up at the second slot to register an 8-4 win. The closest match of the day came at the third position, where sophomore Ryan Drake and junior Cesar Bracho claimed an 8-6 victory. The Bulldogs carried the momentum from doubles into singles as the temperature and wind picked up. Ballivian ended his match quickly at the top spot with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win. Next off the courts was Bracho, who continued to impress after his return from injury, as he won 6-3, 6-1 at the fifth position. It was Ghorbel who once again sealed victory for Drake at the second singles spot. The sophomore powered shots everywhere on the court, and his opponent couldn’t find an answer as Ghorbel stormed to a 6-1, 6-2 win. “Every match I play, I feel more confident with my shots,” Ghorbel said. “I have improved physically and mentally.” With the match already wrapped up, Erasmus’ third set at the fourth singles position was settled in a third-set super tiebreaker. After losing much of the momentum in a second-set loss, Erasmus was able to regain confidence and take the third set 10-6. Sophomores Drake and McKie rounded out the match for the Bulldogs, as both players registered straight-set victories. The Bulldogs’ Saturday tilt served as preparation for their Sunday
match with fellow Missouri Valley powerhouse Illinois State. “We know they are tough,” Ballivian said, “but we know we are the better team and we have to go out and prove it.” The Times-Delphic will have a full report on the match against the Redbirds in Thursday’s issue. WOMEN Drake dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to the Illinois State Redbirds on Saturday in Normal, Ill. The loss puts the Bulldogs at 0-2 in conference play. Junior Gabby Demos and sophomore Manca Krizman started off the match strong for the Bulldogs, as the Drake duo battled the Redbirds to a tiebreaker at the top doubles spot. The two eventually fell short by a score of 11-9. The rest of the squad couldn’t muster as many games as the top duo, as the second and third doubles squads fell to Illinois State as well. Junior Earlynn Lauer and freshman Klavdija Rebol lost 8-4 at the second spot, while junior Amanda Aragon and senior Jessica Labarte suffered an 8-2 defeat. The Bulldogs came out stronger in singles, and they were able to fight their way back into the match. The best displays of tennis came from Demos at second singles and Rebol at third singles. Demos routed her opponent 6-4, 6-2 while Rebol lost her first set in a tiebreaker, but came back in full force by taking the next two sets 6-0, 6-0. Krizman posted the last win of the day for Drake, as the sophomore was able to take the first set and recover from a lapse in the second. Krizman ended up winning the match in a third set super tiebreaker, 6-3, 6-7, 10-6. Junior Jess Aguilera had a chance at victory at the fourth singles slot as she took the first set 6-3, but it was Illinois State who prevailed, taking the next two sets by the same score. Illinois State also took the fifth and sixth singles points, as Lauer and Aragon were both dismissed in straight sets. The Times-Delphic will have a full report on the Bulldogs’ Sunday match against Bradley in the next issue.
Winona State, St. Norbert oust Drake in doubleheader Team improving heading into last two games of the season at St. Mary’s by Matt Moran
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The Drake lacrosse club hit the road last Saturday for a pair of games at Winona State. The Bulldogs dropped a 9-6 decision to the host team and then lost 8-3 to St. Norbert. It was the second weekend of action for Drake in the Great Lakes Lacrosse League. “We didn’t do as well as we wanted, and we didn’t have as many guys as we’d like,” senior and club co-founder Rien Zabor said. “But we’re definitely playing better together as a team, and our skill level is improving.” Zabor said the team is doing well despite lacking the experience that other clubs in the league have. He is one of the few on the team who have past lacrosse experience, but he said the team is becoming sharper. “We focus on the fundamentals,” Zabor said. “We don’t run set plays like other teams do, but just focus on passing, catching and scooping the ball.” After three years of putting together the lacrosse club, the university finally recognized the club sport last spring. Drake hosted scrimmages last season, but nothing like the official GLLL games the team hosted for the first time at Drake Stadium on April 2. Zabor said he was surprised the league allowed a first-year member to host games. “Usually the teams that host have been in the league longer,” he said. “Surprisingly, we were allowed to host in our first season.” Zabor had a hat trick in both games last Saturday, but the talent and experience of Winona State and St. Norbert were too much for Drake to handle. Still, the team is focused on improving and ready for the next challenge. “The program has grown a lot,” Zabor said. “It is growing quite a bit on campus, and the interest level is very high right now.”
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THE DRAKE LACROSSE CLUB lost 9-6 to Winona State and 8-3 to St. Norbert’s last Saturday. The team takes on North Dakota and Gustavus Adolphus this Sunday at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn.
>> this week in BULLDOG SPORTS SOFTBALL Tuesday vs. Iowa State, 4 p.m., Buel Field Thursday @ Iowa State, 4 p.m., Ames, Iowa Saturday vs. Northern Iowa (DH), noon, Buel Field Sunday vs. Northern Iowa, noon, Buel Field
WOMEN’S GOLF Monday and Tuesday @ Wichita State Invitational, Andover, Kan.
ROWING Saturday @ MAAC Championship, Princeton, N.J.
TRACK & FIELD Saturday, Jim Duncan Invitational, Drake Stadium
MEN’S TENNIS Sunday,@ Southern Illinois, 10 a.m., Carbondale, Ill.
WOMEN’S TENNIS Saturday vs. Evansville, 1 p.m., Roger Knapp Tennis Center Sunday vs. Southern Illinois, 10 a.m., Roger Knapp Tennis Center compiled by Matt Moran Sports Editor email@example.com
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Drake knocks off Iowa, drops first MVC game Bulldogs blast four homers in doubleheader as DeLong, Dordel close in on school pitching records by Blake Miller
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The Drake softball team continued its trend of recent success on Wednesday against nonconference foe Iowa. Freshman Amy Pierce provided the Bulldogs with some late inning heroics, driving in a run in the seventh for a walk-off single to beat the Hawkeyes 2-1. Last Saturday, the Bulldogs were handed its first MVC loss at the hands of Wichita State, but managed one victory in the doubleheader. With two outs and nobody on base, the Bulldogs (23-13, 9-1 MVC) managed to load the bases. Sophomore Sam West reached on an infield single, sophomore Lindsey Vande Wall reached on an error, and senior Jenna DeLong walked to set up Pierce’s heroics. She was able to drive in West for the game-winning RBI. Senior Brynne Dordel was in the circle and tossed a complete game for the Bulldogs, surrendering just two hits. The walk-off hit by Pierce gave Dordel her 10th win of the season and No. 651 in her career. She needs two more victories to move into third on Drake’s all-time wins list. Dordel struck out seven batters, while Vande Wall led Drake with two hits. Next up for the Bulldogs was a trip Wichita State, who was the first to put a blemish on Drake’s perfect 8-0 MVC record. The Bulldogs won the first game 8-3, but lost 9-6 in game two, thanks to an extra inning walkoff homer. Dordel struggled in this affair, but appeared to have the win locked up needing one more out in the seventh to seal the victory. The Shockers rallied for four runs to send the game to extra innings, where a three-run jack dealt Dordel her first loss since March 15. “We felt good after the first win, and we felt good going into the seventh inning of the second game being up by four runs, but unfortunately we just couldn’t finish the game,” Pierce said. Pierce stayed hot at the plate, going 6-for-9
with a home run on the day. She has a 10-game hitting streak and now leads Drake with a .370 batting average. She has no doubt the Bulldogs will bounce back from the loss to keep trucking through the Valley. “We just have to take it one game at a time and move on to get the next one,” she said. DeLong picked up the win in the opener, her 12th of the season. She struck out five to move within 10 of becoming Drake’s all-time strikeouts leader. Drake had 23 hits and four home runs on the day. Senior Erin Mollohan and junior Torey Craddock blasted their seventh round-trippers of the season. The Bulldogs wrapped up a three-game set against Wichita State yesterday. The TimesDelphic will have details from that game in Thursday’s issue. Drake hosts Iowa State at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, then heads north to Ames to take on the Cyclones on Thursday.
Missouri Valley Conference Standings
Wariner, Miles to take another shot at Drake Relays
JUNIOR SHAUN JAMES turns it up a notch to move to the front of a relay race. The Bulldogs host the Jim Duncan Invitational this weekend in the first home meet of the season.
by David Johnson
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The list of confirmations from athletes participating in the 102nd Drake Relays continues to grow as the meet approaches. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Jeremy Wariner is the latest athlete to say he will be running in the blue oval in the 400-meter dash. Wariner won the 400-meter at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and was a member of the gold-medal-winning 4-by-400 relay in both 2004 and 2008. Wariner is the top ranked 400-meter runner in the world after posting three of the top four times during the 2010 season, and he was the 2009 400-meter champion at the Drake Relays with an impressive time of 46.06 seconds. “The crowd at Drake has always been top notch,” Wariner said. “Whether it’s 45-degree ice or 80 degrees and sunny, [the crowd] is always out there supporting. They just enjoy
watching track and field. As long as we are out on the track, they are out there supporting us.” Two-time U.S. Olympian Derek Miles will return to the 102nd running of the Drake Relays to compete in the pole vault competition at both the Jordan Creek Town Center and at Drake Stadium. Miles has won the Drake Relays special invitational pole vault three times dating back to 2002. “Drake is always a great meet. It is exciting and fun to be a part of,” Miles said. The “Pole Vault in the Mall” on April 27 will have a new aspect this year as men and women will be paired together to compete for a team title. The pairings include Miles and April Steiner Bennett; Mark Hollis and Melinda Owen; Brad Walker and Kylie Hutson; Jeremy Scott and Becky Holliday; and Giovanni Lanaro and Jillian Schwartz. “I think it is an exciting new twist on it,” Miles said about competing as a team at the Jordan Creek Town Center. “It’s kind of another way to bring spice to the whole thing.”
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SENIOR BRYNNE DORDEL starts her wind-up to deliver a pitch. Dordel tossed a two-hit gem to defeat Iowa last Wednesday, but then had her seven-game winning streak snapped in a 9-6 loss to Wichita State.
McDermott, Harp lead Bulldogs at Tom Botts by David Johnson
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Sophomore Kevin Harp broke the school record in the javelin as the Bulldog track and field teams competed in the Tom Botts Invitational over the weekend. Harp’s final heave of 205 feet, 2 inches broke the previous record of 202 feet, 6 inches, which Harp held from a throw last season at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships. Harp’s toss was good enough for second place in the meet behind senior Lars Rise of Missouri. “[Harp’s performance] was certainly surprising to say the least,” Drake throwing coach Mark Kostek said. “After last week in Arkansas, we saw some technical parts of his throw that needed some changes, in particular in his hips and javelin alignment ... Because of his high volume of throws in practice this week, his performance could have been hindered by fatigue. It is really exciting to see what he can do once he is well rested and technically sound.” Drake head coach Natasha Brown was also shocked by Harp’s performance. “[The throw] was impressive because when it landed, it stuck beyond the last distance indicator,” Brown said. “You know you have thrown far when that happens.” Freshman Phillip Beeler placed sixth in the javelin with a toss of 189 feet, 10 inches. “Having two guys so close in talent level and performance level is really good for the training of both athletes,” Brown said. “They are pushing one another in weights, pushing one another on the field and helping each other on techniques when coaches are not around. The future of throwing at Drake is very exciting with such a talented freshman and record-holding sophomore.” Sophomore Dan Karys shined in multiple events over the course of the weekend. Karys had a personal best performance in the triple jump and took home the title with a length of 48 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Karys also placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 11 1/2 inches. Karys, junior Jon DeGrave, freshman Travis Marsh and junior Shaun James placed third in the 4-by-100-meter relay. “Karys has been working on his foot place-
ment at the initial takeoff and through the phases of the triple,” Brown said. “Coach Brian Brown is a stickler for proper mechanics in the jumps, and Karys has been working hard on refining his technique and it’s paying off.” DeGrave ran to a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.09 seconds. Sophomore transfer Omet Kak came up just short of the 1,500-meter crown, finishing only a half second behind the leader with a time of 3:52.23. Kak placed seventh in the 3,000-meter registering a time of 8:55.97. Freshman Brogan Austin finished third in the 3,000-meter, crossing the finish line in 8:40.39. “Brogan is doing a tremendous job in his training and racing,” Brown said. “He has no idea how well he is running for a first-year athlete.” Senior Casey McDermott led the women’s team by registering a first- and third-place finish in the meet. McDermott won the 3000-meter steeplechase last Friday afternoon with a time of 11:00.57 and finished third in the 1,500-meter, crossing the line in 4:36.81, just two seconds behind the winner. “Casey competed so confidently,” Brown said. “She had an amazing weekend in all her events.” Sophomore Sarah Yeager registered sixth place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.60 seconds and sophomore Marissa Smith placed 11th with a time of 15.28. A midweek illness and recovery from offseason surgery didn’t prevent junior Megan PierceCramer from a sixth-place finish in the discus with a throw of 139 feet. “I am thrilled at the technical work she has accomplished and turning it over into performance,” Kostek said. “[She’s] really pleased with the surgeon, and the training staff have been very good at getting her ready for the season.” Junior Paige Steffen won her heat and finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:04.97. Senior Ari Curtis fell over the fifth hurdle in the event and is questionable for the upcoming Jim Duncan Invitational. “With a little rest she should be fine,” Brown said. “She’s really sore. Imagine running fast, stopping abruptly and falling from about two and a half feet.”
>>Harp Breaks School Record Sophomore Kevin Harp broke his own Drake record in the javelin throw at the Tom Botts Invitational last Saturday with a throw of 205 feet, 2 inches. Harp placed second in the event, and his toss was nearly three feet further than his record-setting throw at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships last season. Harp improved immensely from his performance last week at the Razorback Spring Invitational, where he placed sixth with a throw of 186 feet, 9 inches.
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CONGRATUL ATIONS on a great 2010-2011 academic year to students in the College of Business 2011 CBPA Significant Achievement Awards Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year Frederick Larson
Alpha Kappa Psi Graduating Senior of the Year Amanda Sykora
Outstanding Information Systems Student Award Kelsey Waag
Outstanding Senior of the Year Nicole Finke
Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key Award Bo Bell Natasha Fee, Lauren Ford Alexander Timm Tyler Veenstra
Outstanding International Business Student Award Mitchell Garrett
Delta Sigma Pi Undergraduate of the Year Amanda Otten
Outstanding Marketing Student Award Nicole Finke
Delta Sigma Pi Graduating Senior of the Year Kirstie Gill
Iowa Society of CPAâ€™s Outstanding Accounting Student Brynne Dordel
Graduating Seniors with a Cumulative 4.0 GPA Anna Antonova Bo Bell Brynne Dordel Natasha Fee Nicole Finke Lauren Ford Timothy Kline Matthew Kuhn John Magruder Rumaidhak Nazarudin Neli Parchik Rachel Pfundstein Alexander Timm Tyler Veenstra Jun-Yi Yap Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Certificate and Key Award Bo Bell Brynne Dordel Natasha Fee Nicole Finke Lauren Ford Matthew Kuhn Alexander Timm Tyler Veenstra Alpha Kappa Psi Undergraduate of the Year Carley Stieg
The School of Accounting Service Award Joseph Kneip Shaochen Yu Outstanding Economics Student Award Michelle Syverson Outstanding Entrepreneurial Management Student Award Austin Faganel Outstanding Finance Student Award Neli Parchik The Harper Award Bo Bell Natasha Fee
The Mabry Miller Management Award Rachel Pfundstein
School of Accounting Student Advisory Board Zachary Beaman Rachael Brenner Shannon Clifford Jared Dammann Marshall Phares Shaochen Yu CBPA Leadership Awards Reed Allen Nathan Bleadorn Stephanie Eske London James Zachary Keller Frederick Larson Laura Menendez Elizabeth Pine
CBPA Outstanding Community Service Awards Thomas Florian Zachary Lukasiewicz Amelia Schultz Carley Stieg Eryn Swain Jason Jia Liang Tan Umamakeswaran Veerasingam Mariam Yusof CBPA Leadership Council Reed Allen Eric Baker Sarah Belanger James Blessum Sara Block Rachael Brenner Austin Cooke Todd Drake Amy Harren Mary Honeyman Bradley Koenen Zachary Lukasiewicz Thomas McNab Laura Menendez Natalie Pearson Marshall Phares Luke Plesko Racheal Scully Ashley Starr Carley Stieg Lindsey Thome Cassie Toepfer Amanda Wagner Junyi Wang Shaochen Yu
2011 Scholarship Winners Herert W. and Edina M. Bohlman Scholarship Kenneth Jackson Rachel Pfundstein Roger W. Briggs Memorial Scholarship Jacob Heller Roger K. Brooks Actuarial Science Scholarship Amanda Wagner Allison Young Cigna Foundation Scholarship Alexander Fish Erin Kroll Samuel Storm J. Doyle DeWitt Insurance Scholarship Jennifer Marnik Employers Mutual Actuarial Science Scholarship Bo Bell David Brugioni Alexander Harris Tasha Pinkley Employers Mutual Insurance Scholarship Lyndon Crawford Ryan Gullett Michael McInerney Rachel Pfundstein Amanda Sykora Tyler Veenstra Employers Mutual NonInsurance Scholarship Kathryn Brower Boyd Higgins John Kimball Michelle Mitchell Rachel Walbaum
Ernst & Young Scholarship Kevin Martens Shaochen Yu
Claire Gsell Memorial Scholarship Tyler Veenstra
Principal Financial Group Actuarial Science Scholarship Natasha Fee Frederick Larson Principal Financial Group Corporate Scholarship Nicole Finke James Hall Gregory Larson Elizabeth Wiebke
Floyd S. Harper Scholarship Hannah Downing Christophe Sabourin
D.W. Simpson & Company Actuarial Science Scholarship Spencer Harsch
L.E. Hoffman Scholarship Laura Menendez
Lou Ann Simpson Scholarship Rachael Brenner
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP and Donald R. Sloan Endowed Scholarship Rachael Brenner Tyler Moulton Jordan Rusmisell
R. Wayne Skidmore Scholarship Bo Bell Nicole Finke
Willis E. Forsyth Scholarship Tyler Veenstra
Lewis Kermit Krumm Scholarship Laura Menendez R. Richard McNeal Scholarship Nicole Finke Eugene J. Paul Management Scholarship Ashley Starr Richard Peebler Scholarship Keshia Huyser Iowa Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship Elizabeth Wiebke
Chartered Financial Analyst Award Nicole Finke Lusia Hendra Mukti Chong Ruey Sim Jeffrey Standke Shaochen Yu Dollison International Business Program Award Amy Harren
Jeffrey H. Williams Scholarship Sasha Taylor Kregel
Brooks Competition Award Oluwole Aluko-Olokun Kristina Bell Yoobin Choi Ee Xiang Goh Chin Han Leow Jones Marapuchi Kudakwashe Mnangagwa Lusia Hendra Mukti Zaclan Ngieng Joshua Poindexter Jia Liang Tan Junyi Wang
Gary & Melissa Porter Scholarship Tyler Bishop
EMC Executive Apprenticeship Program Award Christopher Collinsworth
Dr. Ayn E. Crowley Scholarship Jeffrey Hassing John Deere Scholarship Nicole Finke
Financial Executives International (FEI) Outsanding Student Oluwole Aluko-Olokun Xiaoying Zhao
Bankers Trust & The John Ruan Foundation Scholarship Garrett Crall Joseph Lyons
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Outstanding Student Reed Allen
2011 Faculty / Staff Winners David B. Lawrence Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award Chip Miller
Graduate Teacher of the Year Brad Meyer Harry I. Wolk Research Award Chip Miller
Roger Brooks Faculty Excellence Award Rahul Parsa
Roger Brooks Staff Excellence Award Ginger Wheeler