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GRADUATE STUDENT CLIFFTON MUROVE died early Saturday morning due to injuries sustained from falling off the balcony of a Des Moines apartment building.
Drake graduate dies in fall from balcony by Lizzie Pine
Cliffton Murove died after falling from a balcony early Saturday morning. Staying at an Ingersoll Towers apartment for the night, Murove was last seen in the apartment around 2:30 a.m. before the apartment occupants fell asleep. After a night of drinking, Murove had planned to sleep on the couch of that apartment and be driven back to his place around 8 a.m., according to police reports. The apartment manager found Murove in the courtyard the next morning and called police. Murove had fatal head injuries and was taken to the hospital. The fall was accidental, according to police in Drake University President David Maxwell’s e-mail to the Drake community Saturday night. Murove was an international student from Zimbabwe and completed his undergraduate studies in economics and business law in 2009 and was working toward his Master’s degree in public administration. He had been involved in Students in Free Enterprise and worked for Think Green Iowa. This is the second Drake-related death this week, and fourth in the past year. “How do we all come together to understand?” David Maxwell said. “Is there an answer to this question: What’s going on?” Among the deaths, there have also been many sexual assaults and other tragic events within the past year. The faculty is working to change the culture of the campus, and at least address the concern the community has about the recent events, Maxwell said.
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University expands online presence to connect with students, alumni by Ann Schnoebelen
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Drake University wants to follow you. Well, your tweets, that is. The university’s online presence, including dozens of Drake– related Twitter accounts, has noticeably increased in the last few months. A quick search turns up multiple Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, a YouTube video channel, a Flickr account and others. “Our goal is to promote conversation and provide a place where fans can join like-minded friends who love all things Drake,” said Tory Olson, public relations specialist. A wide range of Drake-related pages appear on social media sites, from individual fraternities and sororities, to the College of Arts and Sciences, to Cowles Library and Student Senate.
As one of Student Senate’s public affairs officers, Norah Carroll, a senior magazine journalism and English major, helps to manage its online content, including being in charge of its newly revamped website, Facebook page and @DrakeStuSenate on Twitter. “A lot of the things I’ve been posting have just been questions to the student body and links and helpful information for them about Drake and more about Senate,” she said. Carroll said she’s a big proponent of social media and the opportunities for communication its use entails, but that she’s careful to use it constructively. “I don’t want to start spamming students or any of our any other followers, “ she said. “It’s just for writing really good, really accurate, really relevant information for them.” Current students are not the only audience social media sites are
being used to reach. Drake’s Center for Alumni and Development has been using Facebook to help plan reunions and @DrakeAlumni has over 900 followers on Twitter. Director of Alumni and Parent Programs Blake Campbell emphasized the need for personal connections even in a virtual forum. “What I hear from our alumni a lot is that ‘I came to Drake because it was very personal. I had a personal relationship with my professors and with my classmates,’” he said. “And when you become an alumni this is one way for us to have a personal conversation with someone who may not come back to campus for two or three years.” John Brown, assistant director of alumni and parent programs, said he has also seen a lot of positive interest in a blog he started this summer for parents of Drake students. “Knowing that only a certain number of parents actually go out
to the parents tab on blueView, I said ‘Let’s find a more public arena to put that out,’” he said.
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Students mourn Henderson’s death with prayer vigil
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STUDENTS AND FACULTY gathered together last Thursday for a prayer vigil to mourn the death of Drake student Ryan T. Henderson. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship hosted the candlelight vigil in the Morehouse Ballroom. Students shared memories and prayed together in honor of the deceased student.
Senate unveils online university community page by Lauren Horsch
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Students and organizations from around Drake University’s campus have been seeing a change in how events and meetings are being advertised. The online Drake University Community Page is making it easier for organizations to get the word. Now anyone on or off campus can access the website and see announcements and events from campus organizations all in one place. The necessity for a community website came out of talks not only with the Student Senate but also among those in the Office for Student Life last spring. The page itself was created this summer with the help of Symplicity Corporation, an outside vendor that also helped with the development of the Career Blueprint page. “We understand that students are very comfortable in the online environment, so that was
one of the first drivers to this decision,” Assistant Dean of Students Melissa Sturm-Smith said. With 160 organizations on campus, planning and recruiting can be a hassle, but this new page will help “ease headaches,” according to Senate President Samantha Haas. “It’s streaming to one comprehensive program,” Haas said. Haas says it will now be easier, not only for already established organizations to announce events, but also for organizations in their infancies to start up. “The first major function of the system manages the student organization registration process,” Sturm-Smith said. The previous routine to start up an organization involved a lot of paperwork and took a semester or so until it was approved. Now, the application is online for both existing organizations and for new ones, and the process for approval is down to six weeks. The annual registration paperwork for organizations is now foregone by a link on the front
page of the site. The new Drake Community page can also help communication with current and prospective members.
“Organizations can utilize the page at a campuswide level,” Sen. Stephen Slade said. Instead of just being limited to advertising around campus, the organizations can submit events for approval to a master calendar that lists events from all organizations. In addition, they will be able to upload documents such as meeting minutes, agendas and applications for students to download from the community page.
“It’s more accessible to everyone on campus,” Haas said. Slade says the community page is a great way for current students to get involved, and it helps show prospective students the many ways that they can become involved on campus. “With 160 organizations on campus, prospective students are wondering what they are,” Slade said. Not all organizations are online at this moment. The deadline for registration is Sept. 15. Slade said groups are still coming in. Students are urged to utilize this new addition to find out about meetings and about organizations they might not have heard of before. Sturm-Smith said that the page is an online extension of the Activities Fair for students to use. She hopes that the online community becomes a “powerful tool” for student involvement. To access the Drake Community page, visit http://www.drake.edu/life/studentlife/orgs/. Students can log in using their blueView account information.
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Recognize that you’re not alone. You’ve got support and we all care about each other.
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Drake alumnus discusses high-density physics Life After Drake Series: Brian Albright returns by Matt Nelson Relays Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
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DRAKE ALUMNI BRIAN ALBRIGHT gave a seminar on physics in Sheslow Auditorium last Wednesday.
You might think that sexy new laptop in your dorm room is fast, but it’s nothing compared to Brian Albright’s computer. The Drake alumnus physicist recently returned to campus and delivered the fifth annual “Life After Drake” lecture. During his talk, he discussed his work with high-energy density physics at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Some of the research Albright is involved with includes the creation of miniature suns, shrinking particle accelerators and killing cancerous tumors with lasers. “This is really some of the sexiest science going on in physics,” Albright told the crowd. The experiments at Los Alamos are made possible with the Roadrunner supercomputer. Roadrunner is capable of computing more than one million billion operations a second, or a “petaflop.” Without Roadrunner, Albright said, many of the experiments would be impossible to perform. Some of Albright’s most fascinating work is in the field of high-energy density physics. “If you have Superman squeeze coal into a diamond, and he squeezes it about 20 times harder—you’re in the realm of high-energy density physics,” Albright said. Using the Roadrunner, scientists at Los Alamos hope to be able to recreate miniature stars in the laboratory using
laser fusion, with deuterium and tritium as fuel. Albright explained that just one cup of this fuel would be equivalent to burning about 200,000 gallons of gasoline, or “enough energy needed to bench-press a brachiosaurus five times.” Albright also discussed the very real possibility of shrinking particle accelerators to room-size operations. The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, for example, has a 17mile circumference and costs billions of dollars to construct. The potential applications for these portable particle propellers are many, Albright said. Because of their ability to detect dangerous weapons, Albright suggested putting them on a ship and having them scan oceanic cargo. “You can actually detect a nuclear weapon a mile away and stop the bad guys,” Albright said. Particle acceleration can also be used in hadrontherapy, a type of cancer therapy used to “burn out” tumors that are otherwise inoperable. Albright said the success rate has been high, but so have the expenses. Occasionally, Los Alamos scientists are criticized for the possibility that their work will bring about the apocalypse. “We hear, ‘How are you going to be able to shut it off ?’” Albright said. “There are concerns, but I think that you can come up with the one-in-atrillion chance this will happen and be pretty confident.” Albright felt that his undergraduate experience at Drake left him well prepared for his journey to Los Alamos.
Mikayla Seeber, a first-year physics and math major, commented on the talk: “It’s really inspiring to see what the possibilities are.”
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Drake ventures into social media outlets to inform campus FROM MEDIA , PAGE 1
D-plus symbol removed by Lizzie Pine
The Drake Advantage advertising initiative will no longer carry the D+ symbol. Changed last Thursday, the Drake Advantage site now features Drake alone and the plus symbol alone, one after the other. The graphics were changed in response to the negative attention concerning the D+ symbol, Drake University President David Maxwell said in an e-mail to the Drake community. He said the core messages of the campaign are powerful and compelling, and that resulting data shows high school students respond well to the initiative. “From an admissions perspective, it seems to be a resounding success,” Maxwell said. He has received reports from admissions staff and guidance counselors saying the D+ material stands out from other schools’ materials, and students are actually picking them up and reading them. “We obviously didn’t anticipate the negative response from those not in the
target audience.” The D+ graphic was picked up by blogs online and received criticism. Many thought the ad campaign portrayed Drake as a substandard school. “We should have anticipated that; we should have looked at everything,” Maxwell said. The challenge was to change the graphic while still maintaining the intent of the campaign, said Debra Lukehart, executive director for marketing and communications at Drake. “We believe very strongly that the campaign is not the issue, the appearance of the grade is what is causing the concern,” Lukehart said. Maxwell said he has received well over 100 responses in the past 24 hours regarding the changed website, and 90 to 95 percent appreciate the faculty being so responsive in dealing with their concerns. Only about five people weren’t satisfied with the response. “In the long run, everybody knows we’re not a D+ school,” Maxwell said. “We need to do a better job of telling that story.”
Campbell said the alumni office is also working on expanding its online presence, especially with the site LinkedIn. Olson, too, has plans for improvement, including adding more photos, videos and other forms of multimedia. “We’re always working to bring our loyal Bulldogs the most appealing content in the richest and most and eye-catching manner,” she said. “Keep an eye on the Twitter feed and Facebook wall for new projects, contests and news.” Beyond figuring out what, when and how much to add to the online content, is deciding how to best organize the people and thoughts behind it, according to Brown and Campbell. “I don’t think you have to have a strategist with this, I don’t think you need to have a master plan, because I don’t think anyone has it figured out,” said Campbell. “I think you just need someone who can commit the time to it.” Drake has a five-member digital media
team, including four Drake alumni, in charge of managing social media. According to Olson, they have strategies, but still allow room for flexibility.
Our goal is to promote conversation and provide a place where fans can join likeminded friends who love all things Drake.
– TORI OLSON, public relations specialist
“No matter what our plan might be, we’re always keeping our eyes open for quirky and fun stories to share with our communities,” she said.
Second student death this past week FROM MUROVE, PAGE 1 “These are unconnected, random events that have all happened in the past year,” Maxwell said. “I don’t see these things as symptomatic of anything at Drake, but what is it? With the exceptions of the assaults, there’s nobody guilty in these things. They’re just things that happen to people.” The Drake faculty is looking for ways to engage people in discussions of the events to mitigate anxiety, he said. “Recognize that you’re not alone,” Maxwell said. “You’ve got support and we all care about each other.”
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Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Cliffton Murove, who passed away on Saturday.
Boys or books? A letter to first-years about maintaining a successful love life at Drake University
y dearest first years, This is an exciting new chapter in your life. I remember how excited I was in coming to Drake, well I guess that was before it was a D+ campus, but that’s besides the point. New opportunities, new people — a new start all together. Like the cheesy speeches at graduation, this is the start of the rest of your life. Are you ready for this? I would like to give you incredibly smart first-years who are reading this column a jump start on college and Drake’s 411 on dating, relationships, hookups and everything that goes along with it. Are you taking notes? Because you should be… If you want a $30,000+ education, keep your legs closed. Harsh yes, but true. Do you want to succeed and have an enjoyable
Some things to consider...
Long distance relationships are hard and require effort on both ends. If it’s not that way, better to end it and experience your first year single, something I wish I would have done.
Be safe! Do you really want to come home for fall break and explain to the rents why you now have gonorrhea? Didn’t think so! Condoms are cheap and according to Walgreen’s, they sell a boatload, so chances are you won’t be the only one buying them. Think about it, a couple bucks for some condoms or a possible lifelong STI or even pregnancy. compiled by KYLE GLASER | Digital Editor
Do not jump into a relationship right away this fall, something about the weather and the new school year are so exciting, but do not fall into its trap! If someone is meant to be with you then they will be at some point. Make sure to explore all your options and never ever settle.
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Now by no means am I saying do this or do that, these are merely just suggestions for you to survive the craziness of your first semester. I wish you all the best of the luck! Your first year will fly by before you know it. Just remember to always listen to your heart and your head. Friends before flings and hoes before bros and vice versa! It’s been real guys; until next time, behave yourselves and have a great week.
college experience? If you answered yes to this, then do not hook up with anyone and everyone. This will automatically give you a bad reputation as the player or slut on campus. The reputation you are creating will likely stay with you until graduation. These first three months are so crucial for creating who you will be at Drake University. Also, quick hookups and relations can hurt your studies and everything else you decide to become involved with. Now I am not saying be a huge prude and go to the actual library, not to be confused with the bar Library, every night, but my point is, remember why you really came to Drake and why you or your parents are spending an insane amount on an incredible education.
Be safe! Do you really want to come home for Fall Break and explain to the ‘rents why you now have gonorrhea?
If you cheat, own up to it and move on, both parties involved. It’s like a little saying my dad always says: “Cheaters never win and winners never cheat.” Only be with someone who makes you feel good and alive. And the whole deny until you die thing is so immature and never healthy for any type of relationship. Chronic fighting and tears is a sign of a broken relationship, which needs to be over ASAP, for everyone’s sake.
Being single is amazing so embrace it. Live in the moment, go on dates, make out with random people (not a ton, but occasionally, it’s good for you and gives you mad endorphins and making out burns a crazy number of calories). Just live your life and remember this first year is just about you! So make yourself happy first.
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Peace and love, Jen
An injustice to popular music One student’s crusade for “Chicago” In the 24 years that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been in existence, 92 groups and 196 individuals have been inducted into its family. But Chicago, the legendary horn-driven rock band, is not one of them, and that is the biggest injustice in popular music today. I know there are other bands that have been snubbed, such as Boston, Bon Jovi and the Doobie Brothers, but none of them had the impact on music or career length that Chicago did. Boston made only four albums, Bon Jovi has only been around since the mid-eighties, and the Doobie Brothers have had so many lineup changes that it’s hard to find the original members anymore. Chicago has stood the test of time. The band was formed in 1967 by DePaul University music students Walt Parazaider (saxophone), Terry Kath (guitar), Danny Seraphine (drums), James Pankow (trombone) and Lee Loughnane (trumpet). They soon added keyboard player Robert Lamm and bass player Peter Cetera, and, thus, the Chicago Transit Authority was born. After releasing its first groundbreaking album, aptly titled “Chicago Transit Authority”, or CTA for short, they were sued by the actual Chicago transit authority, and was forced to change its
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name to Chicago. Hits like “Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is?” and “Beginnings” helped pave the bands career path. Their second album, “Chicago II,” made them mainstream stars, with the classics “Make Me Smile” and the rock masterpiece “25 or 6 to 4.” As they matured, Chicago got bigger and better and it showed in their music. Songs like “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” propelled them to the
It’s the hardest thing to take / I’m addicted to ya, babe, / You’re a hard habit to break.
— CHICAGO, “Hard Habit to Break”
top of the charts, and they still play those hits in packed arenas today. But apparently, that is not enough for the Hall of Fame selection committee. And why shouldn’t it be enough? They’ve only inducted bands like Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers (one hit), Buffalo Springfield (one hit) and Little Willie John (multiple felon). True, Chicago has had some major setbacks, such as the tragic death of Terry Kath in 1978 due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the departure of Peter Cetera, but they overcame those very well. Their biggest hit came after Kath’s death, and bassist Jason Scheff has done a fabulous job replacing Cetera.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been a source of controversy ever since it opened. Notable examples include it’s maneuvering to allow Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five to get in ahead of the Dave Clark Five, even though they had fewer votes than Dave Clark. Also, they were shunned by the Sex Pistols, another one-hit wonder, who called the museum a “urine stain” and refused to attend their induction ceremony. The selection committee has also been accused of voting to sell tickets and not to reflect the influence of classic music, by inducting groups like Run-DMC and Blondie instead of bands like Chicago who made it possible for them to prosper. So what is it that’s keeping Chicago out of the Hall of Fame? Well, the critics never really did like them, even though audiences everywhere still do. Just listen to one of their classics like “25 or 6 to 4,” or even their debut song “Introduction” and tell me why they’re not in the Hall. There’s a petition going around the internet asking for their induction next year. My name is already on there. I hope to see yours as well.
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DRAKE STUDENT BUSINESS
Towering at Twitter Drake student entrepreneur successfully runs business while attending undergrad classes by Kensie Smith
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A group of giraffes is called a tower. Strength and stability are both characteristics associated with the word tower. Jon McDonald applied this word to his integrated marketing communications firm, which led him to create Giraffe Creative. McDonald, a junior marketing and account management major, took a vision and ran with it, and, in January 2010, he created an outlet that would allow students to gain real-world experience with actual clients. “My main mission with Giraffe is to build my resume and apply the knowledge I’ve learned first-
“ ” It also allows me to apply what I am learning in my classes and internships. — Jim Davis
hand,” McDonald said. “I also realize this venture couldn’t operate with just one person, so I want to share that opportunity.” Students on the Giraffe team work in their prospective majors and specialties to form a contingent that utilizes the areas of advertising, marketing, public relations, social media and graphic design to shape a complete consulting strategy. Jim Davis works as the account director for all business accounts. The senior marketing and advertising account management major enjoys getting
to apply his knowledge from the classroom to see realistic results. “It gives me the opportunity to do my boss’s job, who is a new business and account director at Strategic America,” Davis said. “It also allows me to apply what I am learning in my classes and internships.” As opposed to most group projects, the team works in a cohesive manner. Walk into Hubbell North conference room two after a Giraffe brainstorm session, and the white board will be splattered with random thoughts, buzz words and, of course, the random sketch of a giraffe. All these thoughts converge to form strategy, a strategy that’s part of a mission to provide an innovative service for developing businesses. Giraffe’s first main client was Elsmore Aquatic, one of the top 10 competitive swimming retailers in the nation. After working with Giraffe on increasing its online presence, the company saw a 245 percent increase in Facebook fans. Des Moines has a number of advertising and communication agencies in the metro area. However, Giraffe has an interesting niche in the market because the team is comprised of students with fresh ideas. These students are on top of technology innovations and work for a reduced rate in exchange for portfolio pieces. Giraffe’s newest client is the local, fresh Mexican vendor, Bandit Burrito. Owner Robert Moore decided to consult Giraffe when he wanted to break into a bigger market in Des Moines. “Bandit Burrito was interested in gaining the perspective of social marketing that Giraffe has to offer in perspective to traditional marketing techniques,” Moore said. “I was happy to gain input from college students and heavy users of social media.” According to McDonald, the Giraffe tower is still
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JON MCDONALD, a junior marketing and account management major at Drake, created his own business and has helped clients increase their social media presence by as much as 245 percent.
not complete. If you’re interested in getting involved or learning more about Giraffe Creative, please attend an informational meeting in Meredith room 124 on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. For questions or more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MOVIES. ART. MUSIC. LIFE.
Artistic interactions Local Des Moines art exhibition inspires locals to present images of their prized passions by Kristen Smith
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Let’s say you have to display the one thing you are most passionate about, using only 20 images. You have 20 seconds per image to explain to the world how each of them connects to you and your passion. What would you say? This concept is the basis for a PechaKucha presentation: 20 slides x 20 seconds. On Thursday night, over 100 people attended Iowa’s very first PechaKucha Night, intrigued at what their community members would present as their number one passion. The Des Moines Social Club served as the host for the event, which took place in the Side Show Lounge and was free to the public. Despite the large turnout, few people who attended actually knew what PechaKucha was all about. The name PechaKucha derives from the Japanese term for “chit-chat.” Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, of Klein Dytham architecture, created the art as a way for designers to show off their work to the public, created the event in Tokyo in 2003. The presentations caught on not only as a way for young designers to meet and network, but also as a way for people to express themselves about a subject they are passionate about. Now, over 340 cities worldwide hold PechaKucha nights. Sarah Noll Wilson, who is working toward her master’s degree at Drake, teamed up with Matt McQuillen, Ankeny assistant city manager, to establish Des Moines as an official
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PechaKucha site. Wilson’s inspiration to arrange a PechaKucha night came from a class she took at Drake called “Adult Learning and Organizational Performance.” For the final project, Dr. Thomas Westbrook assigned for the class to make a PechaKucha revolving around a topic related to learning. “I did my PechaKucha on the concept of personal mastery,” Wilson said. “Basically, it was about getting in touch with what you want to do and becoming the best at it that you can.” She realized that there were probably other people who wanted to share their passions with the world as well. “Life is going to be very boring if you’re not going to be passionate,” Wilson said. “I really wanted to create an environment where people felt safe to share something they’re excited about.” Wilson and McQuillen utilized their
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PARTICIPANTS stood in front of a screen delivering their images. The full image reads, “Take time to enjoy the little things.”
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A PECHAKUCHA VISITOR has 20 seconds or less to explain an image connecting to the one thing she is most passionate about in the world at the Des Moines Social Club last Thursday. networks and found six brave people to perform. “We tried to find people who would be comfortable with doing it, and also have something to say,” Wilson said. Every presenter definitely had something to say, and each featured a unique topic. McQuillen started off the night with the first example presentation. He explained the history of PechaKucha, listed a myriad of possible topics and, most importantly, demonstrated how to correctly pronounce the Japanese term: puhCHOCK-cha. Liz Mead made the crowd laugh with her PechaKucha, titled, “I am an Indian.” She joked about the stereotypes of her ethnicity and the “top nine things you need to know about Indians.” She talked about the smell of curry and about how not all Indians are smart, and requested that people stop asking her if she knows every fellow Indian. “I don’t come up to you and ask if you know this white guy that I saw on the street in California,” Mead said. The night took a more serious turn when Matt Nieswender gave an informative exhibition about the poor living conditions in Laos. He displayed devastating images of the homes and water sources of villages. He also described a child’s typical “education” and how it involved learning about hygiene. Nieswender will be traveling to the country in Southeast Asia to participate in building a ceramic water filter. Jeremy Schultz filled his PechaKucha with adorable and entertaining pictures of his son. Titled, “Leadership Lessons I Learned from Will,” Schultz’s slides expressed how his toddler has taught him many lessons, including how leaders should not be afraid to ask for help, and that they should not always expect things to go according to plan. Erin Crawford’s collection of slides proved “Why Girls Heart Vampires.” She used examples from popular books and TV shows, such as the “Twilight” saga and “True Blood,” and pointed out qualities of vampires that make girls swoon. “You always see vampires carrying girls,” Crawford said. “What girl doesn’t want to feel light? What girl doesn’t want to be carried?” Anthony Rodari showed the audience how he keeps a “Balanced Diet.” Once a chubby kid, Rodari grew up to discover that exercising
was his passion, whether it be running or doing different forms of martial arts. However, Rodari also loves eating. He had slides of some of his favorite foods, including Long John Silver’s Treasure Chest family meal, which he eats all in one sitting. Last to present, Mark Turnage, used his PechaKucha to give the crowd a preview of his novel, titled, “Batman: The Face We Call Our Own.” The novel takes place at an insane asylum, and has themes that revolve around Batman characters, including Poison Ivy, the Joker and, of course, Batman.
“ ” Life is going to be very boring if you’re not going to be passsionate. — Sarah Noll Wilson
The audience enjoyed the variety of presentations. Drake alumnus Mark Movic said he liked how all of the topics were very different from one another. He was surprised at the size of the audience. “I just wanted to come out and see what people had to say,” Movic said. “I didn’t think it would be remotely this crowded.” Wilson was also impressed with the audience. “To have such a large turnout is incredible,” Wilson said. “I think that the energy of the crowd was really great.” While Wilson recommends that people attend a PechaKucha Night to get a feel for what the presentations are like, she said that anyone can apply to present and hopes that people take advantage of this opportunity. “I wanted to create an environment where people can learn and be exposed to what other people are into,” Wilson said. “I can’t encourage people enough to embrace what they’re passionate about, and to come and talk about it here and share it with everybody.” If you would like to create and present a PechaKucha, e-mail pechakuchadesmoines@ yahoo.com.
MONDAY, SEPT. 13, 2010
Things to do in DSM
by KENSIE SMITH
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Students have gotten back to campus, met the professors, figured out which classes require late nights and finally decided how to arrange their rooms (at least for now). There’s a sense of settling, a sense of comfort and a question of ‘what’s next?’ The second step to take in the semester is breaking out of the Drake bubble and into the hustling, bustling city of Des Moines!
Des Moines Renaissance Faire Watch for eclectic events to popup around the city, such as the fifth annual Des Moines Renaissance Faire. It’s a festival celebrating all things medieval, with food galore. Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is the event sponsor, so there are lots of athletic attractions including dueling, jousting and sword dueling. Make sure to check out the numerous number of entertainment acts, such as the comedic duo, the Bawdy Buccaneers. If there’s been a withdrawal from shopping in your life due to timeconsuming homework, take some money for dragon eggs, elf ears, homemade baskets and typical medieval garb.
IF YOU’RE GOING: WHEN:
Sept. 18-19. The theme is “Pirates, Persians and Buccaneers.”
Festival Park, 4051 Dean Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317. It’s located at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park just east of the Iowa State Fairground.
$16 for a one day adult pass, $25 for a two day adult pass.
Spectate real-people weddings at the fair. Run into a cast of characters such as Queen Catherine, find fabulous handmade jewelry and ride a horse through the forest.
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PHOTOS OF THE FAIRE: Above: A castle awaits those who venture into the Faire. Bottom left: A clever signpost guides visitors. Bottom right: Fairgoers have a variety of options for entertainment.
Nanny McPhee Returns Rated PG
Popcorn and Stimulus Tuesdays
The Other Guys Rated PG-13
There’s a few good movies coming out and the cheapest way to see them is on Stimulus Tuesdays. When you can rent a Redbox movie for one dollar, why pay $12 to catch it on a bigger screen? The only reason would be for cheap concessions. Go for a matinee to catch the ultimate deals.
Resident Evil Afterlife: 3D Rated R
The Switch Rated PG-13
Machete Rated R
The Expendables Rated R
The American Rated R
Takers Rated PG-13
Going the Distance Rated R
Eat, Pray, Love Rated PG-13
The Last Exorcism Rated PG-13
Twilight: Eclipse PG-13
IF YOU’RE GOING: photo by MATT NELSON | Relays Editor
>> No car? Check out the Varsity Theater located on 25th Street, just across from campus.
A night of salsa dancing Shake off the stress that builds up during the week at the Des Moines Social Club with Salsa Night. Even if you have two left feet, you can attend a session, learn from professional instructors and then free dance on the open floor after the lesson.
Each and every Tuesday.
Three different theaters to choose from: Cobblestone 9, 8501 Hickman Rd., Southridge 12, 6720 SE 14th St. and Wynnsong 16, 5233 Stoney Creek Rd.
Tickets for Adult matinees- $6.50, Adult evening (Sun.-Thur.) $9.50, Adult evening (Fri.-Sat.) $9.00.
$1 popcorn, $1 drink, $2.50 candy, and $5 off concession combos. Sometimes you need a midweek cinematic pick-me-up.
IF YOU’RE GOING: WHEN:
Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Des Moines Social Club, located at 1408 Locust St.
Dancing to Ricky Martin in front of the mirror in your room doesn’t impress anyone. Learn to move and have fun with your friends on the open dance floor.
>>What more is there? If you want to catch a student perspective on what to do in Des Moines, hot spot events and unexpected places to venture, check-out the student run blog, Carpe DM. http://carpedm2010.wordpress.com
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MONDAY, SEPT. 13, 2010
Casey McDermott’s third-place finish time in 6,000-meter race at Oz Memorial
Drake off to best start in school history Team looks for 14th straight win on Tuesday by DAVID JOHNSON
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SENIOR ANGELA BYS is one reason Drake has won its first 13 matches of the season.
The Drake University volleyball team pushed its number of match victories in the season to 13, with four victories and another championship over the weekend in the Hampton Inn Bulldog Challenge. The number in the loss column remained at zero as the Bulldogs are off to their best start in school history. The Bulldogs swept through the competition of UW-Green Bay, Idaho State, South Dakota and Stephen F. Austin, and set yet another school record this season with a streak of 16 consecutive sets won. “My freshman season we only won seven matches,” said senior outside hitter Angela Bys. “The way we have started the season and having already doubled the win total from that season is awesome.” The Bulldogs led early and often throughout the course of the three sets (25-20, 25-20, 25-23) against Stephen F. Austin on Saturday evening. The Bulldogs used a series of scoring streaks of six and four straight points to pace their way to a victory in the second set after being tied at 18. The final set was tied at 23 until the Bulldogs won the final two points, including a powerful kill by Michelle Reidy. Bys earned MVP honors in front of
the hometown crowd as she recorded 53 kills over the course of the tournament. Bys can add the MVP to the long list of achievements during her time at Drake. She holds the record for kills in a career and is closing in on the all-time career attempts record. Junior Caitlin Johnson and senior Emily Heffernen were named to the all-tournament team. Johnson was two digs short of double digits with eight, and also added 16 assists against Stephen F. Austin. Heffernen stabilized Drake’s defense at the net by finishing with three of the Bulldog’s 11 blocks. The Bulldogs dominated the net over the course of the weekend, recording 11 blocks and 41 kills in the tournament ,clinching victory over Stephen F. Austin. Senior outside hitter Alisa DeBerg Roth planted kills all over the Ladyjacks’ side of the net on her way to nine total kills with a .333 kill percentage. “Being strong at the net is important because it means we are controlling the pace of play,” said Head Coach Phil McDaniel. The lethal Bulldog attack was set up by Alana Wittenberg with 19 digs and Susan Clausen with 16 assists. The start of the year’s success has put a target on the backs of the Bulldog women. “We won’t catch anybody off guard anymore,” McDaniel said. “Everybody is
going to want to be the team that gives us our first defeat.” Drake protected the Knapp Center for their 14th straight home victory dating back to a win over South Dakota on Oct. 7, 2009. “We work hard to defend our home court,” McDaniel said. “I want it to be a loud and rowdy environment to play in. We hope to have the student section filled every game. College volleyball is a fastpaced, exciting game.” Many faithful Bulldogs came to show support during the championship game, with the student section being half full. The Bulldogs hope to continue the streak on Tuesday when in-state rival Iowa takes the floor in the Knapp Center. Drake beat the Hawkeyes in straight sets in Iowa City during the Hawkeye Challenge last season. “After beating (the Hawkeyes) on their floor last season, they will be looking for revenge,” Bys said. The Hawkeyes are 5-2 this season after being swept by Iowa State on Friday. “Every in-state match is a huge match,” McDaniel said. “Even though we are 130, we look at ourselves as the underdogs as the small school.” Action against Iowa will get underway at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Knapp Center.
Iowa Hawkeyes at Drake Bulldogs WHEN: Tuesday at 7 p.m. WHERE: Knapp Center
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The Hawkeyes come to Des Moines with a 5-2 record, dropping a three-set decision to Iowa State last Friday. The Bulldogs handled Iowa in three sets on their home court last year. Drake will have its hands full with 6-0 junior Mallory Husz, who is tops in the Big 10 with eight solo blocks. Husz also ranks sixth
in the conference with 1.42 blocks per set. The Hawkeyes rank first in the Big Ten with 17.42 digs per set. Freshman Bethany Yeager averages 5.27 digs per set, good for second in the league. The only common opponent these teams share is Wisconsin-Green Bay, and both defeated the Phoenix in three sets.
Head Coach Phil McDaniel has taken the volleyball program to new heights, and has the Bulldogs off to their best start in school history. Drake has steam rolled its competition en route to a perfect 13-0 record, including nine three-set victories (matches are best of five). The Bulldogs have won 39 of its 45 games
played this season. Senior Angela Bys led the attack with 172 kills and 124 digs. Junior Caitlin Johnson and senior Susan Clausen have 274 and 179 assists, respectively. Senior Alana Wittenburg has been the backbone of the defense with 263 digs.
compiled by MATT MORAN | Sports Editor
This week in Bulldog Sports: Volleyball
Tuesday vs. Iowa 7 p.m. Friday @ Evansville 7 p.m. Saturday @ SIU 4 p.m.
Wednesday vs. UMKC 7 p.m. Saturday vs. Loyola 7 p.m.
Fri./Sat./Sun. Drake Fall Invitational, all day
Saturday @ Iowa Hawkeye Invitational, 8 a.m.
Saturday @ Montana State, 2 p.m.
Friday vs. UMKC 7 p.m.
2010 ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
CAREER FAIR When? Friday, September 17, 9:30am- 1:30pm Where? Parents Hall in Olmsted Center Learn about internships and full-time job positions from more than 30 companies. Meet recruiters and present your resume - Don't miss this great opportunity! Business dress required.
Companies and Firms Attending: AEGON Aerotek ARAG Aviva Bankers Trust Becker Professional Education Clifton Gunderson Deloitte Denman and Company Drake CBPA Graduate Programs Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) First Heartland Financial Group, Greater Des Moines Partnership Hamilton, Juffer and Associates Iowa Society of CPAs HNI Corporation Hormel Foods
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Drake sits in eighth place in Redbird Invitational Jennings tallies top scores in fall opener by MONICA WORSLEY
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The Drake women’s golf team struggled to get into the swing of things during its season opener last Saturday, landing themselves in eighth place out of 11 teams on the first day of the Redbird Invitational. The Bulldog’s teed off the fall season at the par-71, 6,047-yard D.A. Weibring Golf Club hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill. The Saturday two-round team total was a 650 during the first of the two-day tournament. Despite the Bulldog’s low standing, freshman golfer Hadley Jennings had individual success for the day. Jennings carded rounds of 81 and 80 to obtain a tie for 24th place with a cumulative total of 161 for the first day of the tournament. After the graduation of five golfers last year, it was expected that current seniors Michelle Mathwick and Kaitlyn Mauk would lead the team. However, they and their fellow golfers were affected by the poor weather, starting with early rain which gave way to extremely windy conditions. Mathwick started strong with a first round of 78, but her second round of 87 left her in 47th place with a two-round total of 165. Mauk carded rounds of 84 and 82, leaving her tied for 50th with junior teammate Chelsey Falk, a recent transfer from the University of Minnesota. Freshman Rachel Oberheide claimed 56th
place during the first day in her collegiate golfing debut. This was not only the Bulldogs’ first tournament for the season, but it was also their first tournament under the direction of Head Coach Leanne Smith, who was appointed to the position in the spring after working as a Drake golf assistant coach since 2006. “I was impressed by the play of our freshman today,” Smith said. “I thought they turned in a solid performance under the pressure of this being their first collegiate golf tournament. We had a team goal for today’s round, and we just fell short of reaching that.” Heading into Sunday, Drake hoped to fare better than Illinois Wesleyan, Northern Illinois and Indiana State once again. They also looked forward to claiming a higher place overall in the tournament and posting better numbers after regrouping from Saturday’s struggles.
Saturday’s Top Scores: T 24 Hadley Jennings 81-80=161 T 47 Michelle Mathwick 78-87=165 T 50 Kaitlyn Mauk 84-82=166 T 50 Chelsey Falk 79-87=166
MONDAY, SEPT. 13, 2010
by ELIZABETH ROBINSON
Piatkowski tosses three TDs, Men’s team places first leads Drake to first win Staff Writer email@example.com
The Drake football team evened its record to one win and one loss after a win on Saturday night over Missouri S&T, with a score of 28-14. Dropping their season home opener, Missouri S&T fought hard but ultimately was not able to catch up with the Bulldogs. “Winning is fun,” Drake Head Coach Chris Creighton said in an official press release. “It was a hard-fought victory and it was fun to come out on top.” The Bulldogs took control of the game largely due to early touchdowns in both halves, which carried them through to a victory. Junior quarterback Mike Piatkowski threw for three touchdowns and 231 passing yards. That, along with a 2-yard touchdown run by two-time All-Pioneer Football League first-team running back Steve Platek, allowed for 14 points in both the first and third quarters. Drake started off the game with a 42yard touchdown pass to sophomore Kevin Marshall in its first possession. The Bulldogs were able to hold the Miners to only two first downs and proceeded to score with the 2-yard run by Platek in their next possession. After several pass completions to Missouri S&T wide receiver Chad Shockley, and with under five minutes left in the second quarter, the Miners set up a 35-yard field goal, which was converted by kicker Joe Drahos. The final minutes of the half were packed with turnovers. With less than two minutes left in the half, the Bulldogs intercepted a pass and carried the ball down to their own 43-yard line. Two long passes to sophomore receiver Joey Orlando, who caught a team high six passes for 92 yards throughout the game, brought Drake all the way to Missouri S&T’s 27-yard line. Steve Platek fumbled on the next play and the ball was recovered by Missouri S&T, who responded by scoring a touchdown with 48 seconds remaining in the half. A two-point conversion by Shockley followed, cutting the Bulldog’s lead to 14-11. Drake came back strong once again in the second half. In its first possession of the third quarter, the Bulldogs took the ball 68 yards
McDermott finishes third for women by DOMINIC JOHNSON
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MEN The Drake men’s cross-country team posted solid results for the second week in a row as they took first place at the Oz Memorial in Minneapolis, Minn. last Friday. The Bulldogs obtained a score of 50 in team competition, with runner-up South Dakota State posting a score of 60. The host team, the University of Minnesota, finished with 90 points, taking third. The Bulldogs were once again led by newcomers Brogan Austin and Tim Cornish. Austin led the team with a fifth-place finish overall with a time of 19 minutes and 22 seconds. Cornish followed his teammate closely with a sixth-place finish and time of 19:24. Five more runners finished in the top 20 for Drake with their sub-20-minute times propelling them to the first-place finish. Junior Colin Hagan finished 11th while freshman Omet Kak took 12th. Junior Ben Jaskowiak, freshman Doug Brady and junior Matt Jurysta rounded out the top 20 for the Bulldogs. “Ben (Jaskowiak) was our key performer today,” Hagan said. “He was able to run a big race and push the other team’s score down.” The Bulldogs will return to Minnesota on Sept. 25 for the Roy Griak Invitational. The team is looking to improve upon their times on the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the University of Minnesota campus.
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in 10 plays. The drive culminated with a Piatkowski-to-Platek touchdown. Drake came back again near the end of the third quarter to bring the ball from their own 41-yard line to Missouri S&T’s 33, where the Bulldogs scored yet another touchdown on a 33-yard pass to senior Pat Cashmore. The fourth quarter was relatively quiet with an 18-yard
Missouri S&T field goal with 11:09 remaining, followed by very little game-changing action. Drake ended the game with 325 offensive yards as opposed to the Miners’ 276. The Bulldogs will continue their threegame road trip next Saturday in Bozeman, Mont., to face the Montana State Bobcats.
Next home game:
@ Montana State
Two weekends ago, senior Casey McDermott took first place at the Bulldog Classic, and last Friday. McDermott took third at the Oz Memorial on the University of Minnesota campus. Out of 82 runners, McDermott was the only Bulldog to finish in the top 10 with a time of 22:16. Senior Tara Scieszinski finished with a sub-24 minute time and a 15th place finish. No other Bulldog finished in the top 20, with freshman Erin Poss coming in third for the Bulldogs at a time of 24:01. The majority of the squad finished in the bottom half of the results list, though. Five of Drake’s freshmen were running their first 6,000-meter race of their careers at the Oz Memorial. The team is hoping to use the experience from Friday to prepare for the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn., in two weeks.
Notre Dame deals Drake 2-0 loss in tournament opener by SONYA BRAUCHLE
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The Drake men’s soccer team lost 2-0 versus the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame last Friday in the opening round of the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. The Irish’s Steven Perry notched two goals: one at the 26:52 mark and another at the 77:24 minute. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 1-2 on the season while Notre Dame moved to 1-1-1. The Bulldogs were out shot 32-9 in the match. Drake was paced by red shirt junior Michael Noonan with three shots and junior Thomas Ostrander with two. However, all shots were blocked by Irish goalkeeper Will Walsh, who ended the affair with three saves. Both
Noonan and Ostrander struck early; Noonan took his first shot at the 3:02 mark and Ostrander at the 8:51. “We had a good amount of quality scoring chances but we need to focus around the goal,” Noonan said. It would have completely changed the game if we could have put one of those away.” In goal for the Bulldogs was red shirt junior Jordan Kadlec, who had another fine showing. Kadlec registered nine saves, a season and career high. Head Coach Sean Holmes named Kadlec as a key player as well as mentioning Charles Schwartz, Ostrander and Garrett Crall as impact players in the match. “Kadlec has been just terrific for the last three games,” said Holmes. “So much so that I
regret not playing him more last year.” Noonan also praised Kadlec. “Kadlec has been a brick wall in goal this year, coming in after Mike Drozd last year,” he said. “He’s just amazing and he’s really kept us in these games.” Notre Dame’s Perry scored his first goal on an assist from Michael Rose. His second goal came unassisted off a rebound from a Kadlec save. Although disappointed with the loss, the Bulldogs see it as a learning opportunity. “It’s going to be good preparation for conference play,” Kadlec said. “We were really disappointed to lose, but we had some times where we played really well.” Holmes commented on the youth of the team and the challenges they face going into the
year. “Notre Dame is one of the best teams we’ve played in the last years,” Holmes said. “Their tactical awareness is the standard for which our young team shall aim.” Still, Holmes is optimistic for his team and the season ahead. “I think the biggest challenge going into the season is that we have lots of younger guys who have played supporting roles in the past. It’s all about how they feel moving into being prime time players,” he said. “Some have adjusted easily and some have had some trouble.” The Bulldogs dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 22 Indiana on Sunday. Details of that game will be available in Thursday’s issue.
Four bulldogs reach semis of Drake Fall Invitational The Bulldogs women’s tennis team opened its fall campaign this past weekend with convincing results over solid Midwest competition.
by DOMINIC JOHNSON
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Drake was able to send four players into the final day of competition with the opportunity to take all three singles titles available in the tournament. Sophomore Manca Krizman will represent Drake in Flight A, while juniors Jessica Aguilera and Amanda Aragon will both be making the final day in Flight B. Junior Earlynn Lauer will be looking to continue her dominance in Flight C. Krizman was the most impressive player for the Bulldogs in the first two days of the tournament, posting wins over Northern Iowa’s Laia Gonzalez in three sets and Minnesota’s Mariana Spilca in straight sets. Aguilera, Aragon and Lauer posted straight set victories in each of their matches, while junior Gabby Demos fell to Creighton’s Anna Kirshenbaum in two tight sets. Krizman also partnered with Demos in doubles to defeat Minnesota by a convincing score of 8-2 before losing in a tight battle with a UNI duo, who was trailing most of the match. “We were disappointed because we won this tournament last year and we were up a match point in the UNI match,” Krizman said. “We need to work on executing matches so this won’t happen in the future.” Drake’s other doubles teams of Labarte/Aragon and Aguilera/Lauer each posted a couple of wins before both were defeated by UNI. Despite the losses to UNI, the Bulldogs felt good going into their final day of competition. “We are off to a good start,” Demos said. “We are excited for our new coach, Paul Thomson, because we think he can
photo by DOMINIC JOHNSON | Staff Writer
JUNIOR GABBY DEMOS returns a shot this weekend at the Drake Fall Invitational. take us to a higher level than we’ve been at.” Results from the final day of competition at the Drake Fall Invitational will be in Thursday’s issue of The Times-Delphic.
MONDAY, SEPT. 13, 2010
Art exhibit stems from environmental concerns by Eryn Swain
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“Don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does.” This quote by Michael Pollan is one of many thought-provoking tidbits people will find at “A Fork in the Road,” an on-campus exhibit by Hilary Williams. The Anderson Gallery at the Harmon Fine Arts Center at Drake University is displaying “A Fork in the Road” throughout September. This exhibit, originally a senior thesis for Williams during graduate school at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, came from her passion to create something presenting the global warming issue today. “Both the magnitude of the effects of global warming, and the magnitude of what we can change were eye-opening to me,” Williams said. “A Fork in the Road” is a modern exhibit with facts and statistics intertwined among the graphics. Originally created for the eastern part of Tennessee, the exhibit’s data has adapted to display Iowan farming statistics. It focuses on the issues of industrialized food and displays the importance of eating seasonally. It shows the reasons to buy locally and encourages visitors to know the root of the food they eat. Visitors can take home a chart of seasonal Iowan food for each month of the year to ensure they are eating the food at its healthiest. “It is something we see every day but this is forcing us to look closer and deeper into the [global warming] issue,” Williams said. She realized during her study for the exhibit that every person affects the environment, either positively or negatively. She wanted to make sure more people would make a positive impact. She left out cards with the expression “I can…” in the exhibit for people to write down small things that they can do to help the environment. The cards now remain on a shelf in the exhibit, and Williams looks at them daily. “I was struck by the sheer joyfulness of re-
sponses,” she said in reference to the cards. In addition to the cards, she placed four colored jars in different parts of the exhibit for people to give feedback. The jars ranged from “wow, this really changed me” to “so what?” and she used those to keep track of visitors’ reactions. Using small beans given to them at the beginning of the exhibit, visitors placed a bean to in each jar to “vote” for their feelings of each part. Williams was surprised to find data stating that nearly 70 percent of the votes were in the “Wow” jars. She never imagined that something like her exhibit would have such a positive impact on the community. Williams has noticed that much of the positive feedback was coming from her seasonal calendar hanging at the exhibit. Currently, she has plates and wall hangings of the calendar within the exhibit, and booklets for visitors to take, but she wants to do even more. In the future, she plans to make a calendar for each of the many places she has lived in her life as a way to compare foods of the seasons around different regions of the United States. Most of the information found at the exhibit is on Williams’s website, www.aforkintheroad.org. However, she wants to branch out even further on the Internet. “I would love to make a mobile website with the seasonal calendar on it,” Williams said. She wants people to take the seasonal calendar wherever they go. The exhibit will be on display until Sept. 26 at the Anderson Gallery. It is open noon – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday in the Harmon Fine Arts Center. photos by ERYN SWAIN | Copy Editor
HILARY WILLIAMS created an art exhibit to educate others of environmental problems centralized around food. Starting with the top and going clockwise: A seasonal food calendar for native Iowan foods. Williams also created a food calendar for Tennessee. The whole exhibit was littered with facts of shocking food statistics. Beans were used to vote on how impacted visitors were by this exhibit.