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Campus Media Fee debate continues

Chapel featured in lecture series

Senate scrutinizes which university groups should control the funds

Staff Writer

by Sean Walsh

Staff Writer

Three funding allocations were passed at Senate’s meeting on Thursday night and one new organization was recognized. However, most debate arose when a campus media fee resolution was proposed by Journalism Sen. Rachel Kauffold. The resolution would separate Board of Student Communication funding, which funds student publications and broadcasts, from the Student Activity Fee. The new Campus Media Fee amount would be approved by both Student Senate and Faculty Senate, guaranteeing that more than one campus organization has control over funding for campus media. “We’ve been unclear about the solution that is the best way to fund everything appropriately,” Kauffold said. “The BSC saw this solution and it would be the first step of many.” Treasurer Nate Bleadorn raised concerns that a non-student organization, Faculty Senate, would have control over student funds.


>>MEETING IN BRIEF • FAILED: resolution to separate BSC funding from Student Activity Fee • TABLED: motion to recognize Tom’s Campus Club as student organization • RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT the creation of a high-speed rail system in Iowa as recommended by Iowa Public Interest Research Group • $2,207 allocated to Drake Honors DUH Magazine for printing costs • $2,000 approved toward entertainment at Dogtown After Hours • $850 allocated to Drake Colleges Against Cancer for Relay for Life’s rental fees and performer costs

by Sonya Brauchle

The Oreon E. Scott Chapel will be featured in a tour hosted by the Iowa Architectural Foundation Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The chapel is one of the “Sacred Spaces” highlighted in the tour, which is “an exploration of how architecture and faith intersect,” according to the press release promoting the event. Five spaces were chosen throughout Des Moines. Each space represents unique architectural styles and faith groups. The tour includes a presentation by Maura Lyons, associate professor of art and design at Drake and also the curator of the “Building a Modern Campus: Eliel & Ero Saarinen at Drake University” exhibit. She will discuss the style of the chapel and the effect the building has upon faith and the services held. A guided tour will follow. The chapel was dedicated in 1955 as a “place of worship to preaching, to communion, to meditation, to searching of the soul and renewal of the spirit of those who would be spiritual guides to others” according to the press release. The space serves as a nondenominational place of worship and contemplation and was originally designed to be the chapel for Drake’s Divinity School. For more information on this tour, or a complete list or Architecture Month Lecture series events, visit or contact Paula Mohr at 515-783-2167. Lyons will also co-present an upcoming historical lecture titled “Home Away From Home: Drake Student Housing Through the Decades” on the connection between Drake University and neighborhood architecture on April 14.

CONNOR MCCOURTNEY | photo editor

THE OREON E. SCOTT CHAPEL will part of the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s “Sacred Spaces” tour this Thursday.

Twyla Tharp to deliver Bucksbaum Lecture Choreographer, dancer, author will discuss lessons learned in world of dance

You don’t have to have experience in dance or know anyone in dance to get something out of her speech. -Erica Harschen, Keppler Speakers representative

by Elizabeth Robinson

Staff Writer

For Twyla Tharp, dancing is not just a hobby or a pastime; it is a way of life. Tharp will be speaking tonight at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center as part of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series. “Our goal is to bring people of national and international stature from some important dimension of society who can

>> Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series “An Evening with Twyla Tharp” TONIGHT 7 p.m. Knapp Center Book signing to follow

provide a timely and interesting perspective to share with Drake students, faculty and the community,” said Neil Hamilton, Bucksbaum Lecture committee chairman. Tharp will provide a perspective in the arts and culture in her lecture. She is a worldrenowned dancer and choreographer, whose work has been featured in over 135 dances, four Broadway productions, five Hollywood films and several television programs. After starting her own dance company, Twyla Tharp Dance, in 1965, Tharp’s career has skyrocketed, landing her numerous awards including a Tony Award and two Emmy Awards. The lecture being presented tonight, while incorporating Tharp’s dance background, will touch more on how lessons she learned through dance can be applied to the broader spectrum of life in general. This topic ties in well with two of her books “The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons on Working Together” (2009) and “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life” (2003). The importance of creativity, hard work

and inspiration will be the premise of Tharp’s speech. “You don’t have to have experience in dance or know anyone in dance to get something out of her speech,” said Erica Harschen, the primary contact between Drake and Keppler Speakers, the agency Tharp works with. “The goal is to have the audience take something she’s going to talk about and be able to use it in their lives.” The Bucksbaum Lecture Series was established in 1996 in honor of Martin Bucksbaum, a prominent figure in the Des Moines community and a member of Drake’s governing board. Former Bucksbaum speakers include Jane Goodall, Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and Maya Angelou. “We want students to hear somebody talk about their career and life path, and we hope it’s an inspirational opportunity,” Hamilton said. “That experience will add to their personal growth and help them reflect on the important role that our university plays in their lives and on the Des Moines community.”

CBPA Minigolf Open far from subpar

LIZZIE PINE | editor-in-chief

On Saturday, 80 students from the College of Business and Public Administration gathered in the basement of Aliber Hall. Sixty of them took up putters and minigolfed. CBPA Leadership Council event had nine business organizations create nine themed holes. Around 60 students showed up to play, trying to hit the ball through tubes, around obstacles and up ramps. Delta Sigma Pi (above left) won $50 for its organization in the contest for the best themed hole and DATA (above right) took home second place and a $25 prize.






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The Times-Delphic  

The Official Independent Student Newpaper of Drake University - Des Moines, IA

The Times-Delphic  

The Official Independent Student Newpaper of Drake University - Des Moines, IA