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from the 154,000 Farm Bureau member families,” Nathan Katzer, the new farm business development manager, said. Katzer said he will help families work through the legal and technical aspects of creating succession plans. Because every family has different needs, he
Experts said a conviction could be very likely in the case of the final man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2009 death of John Versypt, an Iowa City landlord. Courtney White was the third person in the former Broadway Condominium owner’s death to be charged with first-degree murder. The first person was Charles Thompson, whose trial later ended in a mistrial because of an error by the prosecution. The White second suspect was suspect Justin Marshall, who was found guilty of the murder on Feb. 7. White was charged with first-degree murder in the Versypt case on Oct. 3, 2011. According to a police complaint, a witness told the police that White said he needed money and spoke of potentially committing a robbery prior to Versypt’s body being found dead in the hallway of the complex. A witness allegedly saw White in the same hallway in which the slaying took place shortly before the
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Will Swenka cleans up hay on the family farm near Tiffin on Wednesday. Swenka plans to partner with older brother Jake Swenka in operating the farm someday. (The Daily Iowan/Jessica Payne)
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Jake Swenka will join the U.S. Navy after he graduates from high school in the spring, but he knows he will eventually become a leader on the family farm. “I’m going to finish out my life here,” the 17-year-old said. “I will come back
here and continue the family tradition.” It is young people like Swenka who prompted the creation of a new job position at the Iowa Farm Bureau — Farm Business Development manager — to help farm families create succession and transition plans to pass down their estate. “It was answering a direction demand
Local schools step into iPad nation By Quentin Misiag email@example.com
Two East Side Iowa City elementary schools are taking advantage of technology once used exclusively for leisure. By placing iPads into the hands and classrooms of K-6 students, both Lemme Elementary and Longfellow Elementary are hoping to lead the way in the transformational experience of the 21st century classroom. “Children can access books, letteridentification activities, record their group’s science experiment — the uses are seemingly endless,” Longfellow Principal Chris Pisarik said, noting that iPads are available in each of the 15 general-education classrooms. “[In activities] we call ‘brain breaks,’ a teacher might put up a song about the letter ‘C,’ and the kids sing and dance with the actions they are hearSee technology, 5A
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Third-grader Jamel Scott plays an educational math game on Lemme Elementary’s new iPad on Wednesday. Lemme received iPads last week, and the school will incorporate the tablet into students’ curriculum. (The Daily Iowan/Sarah Sebetka)
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Food program seeks to expand
The Iowa Food Service Program is trying to increase the number of students it reaches. By Rebecca Morin
Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, held a teleconference Wednesday evening with local residents who weighed in on community safety. “I wanted to have a conversation on community safety in the wake of the truly heart-wrenching tragedy of what happened in Connecticut,” Loebsack said at the start of the conference. “I do tend to think the best ideas come outside of Washington, and that’s why I’m speaking with you this evening.”
Iowa City has five sites that provide low-income children with nutritious food. This local program is sponsored by the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County. “We often try to link programming with food,” said Diane Dingbaum, associate director of Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County. “We serve lunch and afterwards provide a few hours of health and wellness programming.” United Way of East Central Iowa tries to think of creative ways to bring sponsors on board with the program, said Judy Stoffel, community building manager with United Ways of East Central Iowa. “Last year when we tried to expand, we gen-
erally reached out to youth services, such as Four Oaks and New Horizons,” said Stoffel. “This year, we are trying to expand by reaching out to congregate dining sites.” United Way isn’t stopping there. To get sponsors on board, it also tries to educate them about the funds available when participating with the program. “Our goal is to expand and educate sponsors about the funds available by the federal government that are not being utilized,” Stoffel said. Individuals involved with the Summer Food Service Program hope the community uses the benefits involved with the program. “Children will receive nutritious food and
needs, parents will save some extra dollars, and foodservice employees could be hired to work in the summer … everybody wins,” Dross said.”
Iowa Summer Food Service Program Iowa City participates in the Iowa Summer Food Service Program. There are five sites in Iowa City: •Breckenridge Mobile Home Park •Fairmeadows Park •Forest View •Pheasant Ridge •Whetherby Park Source: Iowa Summer Food Service Program website
He outlined his experiences of growing up in a single-parent family in which his mother struggled with mental-health issues, as one caller mentioned the lack of mental-health programs in Iowa. “It took us two and a half days to find a mental-health bed available … he actually sat in a jail cell,” the caller said. “We just want to address the point how underserved mental issues are in Iowa.” Loebsack said he wants to see a national conversation on the multifaceted aspects of the issue One University of Iowa student agreed. “The problems with guns is less to do with
specific policies … and more with larger problems in national discourse,” said UI junior Michael Fetterman. “It’s questions of self-defense or fundamental rights rather than questions about safety and public health.” The congressman closed the call by adding he would like to continue discussion of community safety, a topic the nation is divided on. His call illustrated that divide. Caller views ranged from support for reinstating the death penalty and reconsidering gun-free zones to background checks, magazine limits, and outlawing certain weapons.
Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, responds to a question during the 2nd Congressional District debate in the Coralville Public Library on Oct. 8, 2012. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)
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The sculpture outside the Adler Journalism Building has suffered some damage this winter, and University of Iowa officials are currently arranging repairs. (The Daily Iowan/Kristen East) expect the project’s completion to come anywhere between this spring and next summer, Moore said. Once repairs are made, Moore said UI officials plan to construct a raised concrete base for the structure to be placed on. Iacto, sculpted in 2004, is the creation of American sculptor, James Sanborn, according to UI Facilities Management.
The metallic cylinder sculpture is illuminated at night, casting shadows of the words and symbols onto the surrounding buildings. Iacto is derived from the Latin word “icatare,” meaning to cast or to throw. Iacto is similar to Sanborn’s most famous sculpture, Kryptos, which is located at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. — by Kristen East
A University of Iowa Staff Council Human Resources subcommittee proposed a new strategy to improve staff access to resources at its meeting on Wednesday. This strategy would require staff councilors to request information from other staff members, using a “guided conversation structure” to identify potential areas of improvement. The structured questions would address situations in which staff members feel vulnerable or are unsure which steps to take. The subcommittee would use the information to form ideas for new types of support. Ultimately, the staff council hopes to assist individuals with issues in their office that need help resolving problems and figuring out policies. This initiative comes in the wake of the previous plan — the Peer Support Network — being suspended after discovering that online resources may be difficult to identify. — by Jonathan Solis
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Loebsack confab draws callers By Brent Griffiths
A statewide food service program is calling for additional sponsors after witnessing a discrepancy between the number of children who qualify for the program and the actual number of children served. The Iowa Summer Food Service Program is administered by the Iowa Department of Education to provide nutritious meals to low-income families during the summer. “Summer Food Program is designed to fill a nutrition gap,” said Stephanie Dross, a consultant at Iowa Department of Education. Although the food program reaches statewide, there are still students who are missed — more than half of the children from low-income families are not reached. Around 195,000 children qualify for the low-cost or freemeal plan; however, the group is only reaching approximately 15,600 children —about 8 percent of the qualified population. As a result, this year, consultants with Education Department of are trying to find new sponsors to help create more sites. “We also have a partnership with United Way of East Central Iowa,” Dross said “They pull partners in their areas and try to connect sponsors with the Summer Food Program.”
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Correction In the Feb. 13 article, “Counseling conference for Big Ten universities comes to Iowa City,” a statement about the conference keynote address was incorrect. The keynote address will be given by William Ming Liu, a professor of counseling psychology in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, not Scott Liu. The address will be at 9 a.m. today. The Daily Iowan regrets the errors.
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News farming Continued from front said, he plans to help them in different ways. The majority of farmers in America are in the 45-64 age bracket, and as that group grows older, succession plans have become increasingly important. According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, from 2002 to 2007, there was a 13 percent increase in the number of farmers in the 45-64 age bracket. “Member families requested help and resources from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation in the areas of succession planning and farm business development,” he said. “The Farm Bureau has responded with this position.” Steve Swenka, Jake Swenka’s father, said he thinks it has become more economical for younger generations to take an interest in family farming. “The kids get out of college, and it’s hard to find jobs,” he said. “I think a lot of these young folks are finding there are opportunities for them back on the family farm.” Steve Swenka also said succession is important because someone has to fulfill the position after the older generations are gone. “Obviously, the older generation isn’t going to be around forever,” he said. “That’s why it’s very important for the country as a whole that this succession does take place. Who’s going to pick up the torch and who’s going to feed the people of this country 10 to 15 years down the road? I really think it’s in everybody’s interest that the young generation take over.”
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Farmers From 2002 to 2007, there was a 13 percent increase in the number of farmers from age 45-64. • 45 to 64 years old 2002: 1.5 million • 45 to 64 years old 2007: 1.7 million • Under 45 years old 2002: 851,091 • Under 45 years old 2007: 732,322 Source: 2007 Census of Agriculture
Local farmer Darrick Chadima said the new Farm Bureau position will be helpful for farmers looking to make transition plans because it can be a complex process. “There are laws, and there are regulations that you have to follow in order to have something left to be able to hand down,” he said. “This is something that happens to a farmer once in their lifetime. It’s not something we deal with every single day. You need to have someone who has their fingers in it at all times so you understand what the new regulations are and the protocol to hand the farm off to the next generation.” Chadima said he took over the management of his family farm from his parents and the succession plans his parents had in place have helped make that transition smooth. “It’s a lot easier for a farm family to discuss how this will all happen before it actually has to happen,” he said. “It allows the whole family to be on the same page. A lot of times when those plans are done at the last minute, you get a lot of people who just aren’t happy.”
UI to collaborate on Liver Center By Stefan Juran firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Iowa is joining forces with two health-care organizations in a partnership to improve care for patients with liver disease. Several health-care officials say the collaboration would advance research and expertise in the field. The University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center, the Iowa Digestive Disease Center, and Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines will work together to form the Iowa Liver Center — a decision announced Feb. 1. For the last six years, the UI Health Care has sent both kidney and digestive experts to this area of the state, but this center will be the first time it has had a permanent presence in central Iowa. “We felt that we would be able to do a much better job at giving care, a much more efficient job by creating a set administrative structure between
the organizations involved to allow patients to plug in an easier fashion,” said UI Professor David Elliott, the director of the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology. This new expansion is focused on the availability of care to patients in this area of the state. The organization will bring the same experts from the university to the greater Des Moines region. Previously, patients needed to travel to Iowa City for regular appointments. “The drive for this whole project is patient convenience, so the fact that patients will be able to stay in their medical homes while receiving University of Iowa expertise is remarkable,” Elliott said. One specialist involved with this project from the Iowa Digestive Disease Center in Clive, Iowa, also stressed the importance of care availability. “Traveling to Iowa City is always a burden for patients in this area, but
now that the university has teamed up with our center, care will be fantastic, and university doctors will gain valuable experience,” said Ravi Vemulapalli, a doctor at the Iowa Digestive Center. The care given to patients at the new center has already started, but its opening date has not yet been decided. “It is a matter of days to weeks instead of months,” said Alan Reed, director of the UI Organ Transplant Center. “The space physically exists, people are already making appointments, but now we are just in the process of pulling it all together.” Reed said this partnership isn’t going to cost the UI much more than they already spend sending specialists to central Iowa, and he believes it will save the state money. “It will allow us to take care of a population of patients and apply costly technologies at a cheaper and creative way,” he said.
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resident Obama used his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday evening to outline an ambitious second-term agenda built, in large part, on campaign promises to boost economic growth and put unemployed Americans back to work. The president’s message also included several calls to Congress to act to avoid the upcoming mandatory budget cuts known as the sequester, pass bipartisan immigration reform, develop a market-based solution to reduce carbon emissions, and establish stricter limitations on access to guns. The clearest articulation of the guiding principle of Obama’s new agenda came as the president introduced his plan to jump-start economic growth. “It is not a bigger government we need,” Obama said in his address, “but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.” We support the philosophy that Obama advocated on Tuesday. The government should be neither a passive provider of services nor a strippeddown appeaser of market forces; the government should be an instrument that promotes public investment and economic fairness. To support America’s workers, Obama proposed raising the national minimum wage to $9 an hour (up from $7.25, currently) and allowing the minimum wage to rise with inflation. The economics of raising the minimum wage are controversial, of course, but there is little reason to believe that raising the minimum wage would lead to fewer jobs for low-skilled workers. A 2008 meta-analysis of economic literature on the minimum wage by Hristos Doucouliagos and T.D. Stanley at Australia’s Deakin University found that “little or no evidence of a negative association between minimum wages and employment” exists. The president closed his speech with an impassioned call for Congress to put new gun-control measures up for a vote; many victims of gun violence, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head at an event in her Ari-
zona district in 2011, were invited to the State of the Union. The broad vision for the country outlined by Obama contrasted starkly with that offered by Florida’s Marco Rubio, who was tapped by the Republicans to deliver the opposition’s response to the president’s message. Rubio — the 41-year-old Cuban-American senator who is widely considered to be the cream of a crop of young Republicans — presented a familiar and entirely incongruous vision of the government’s role in American society. “More government isn’t going to help you get ahead,” Rubio said in response to the president’s economic plan. “It’s going to hold you back. More government isn’t going to create more opportunities. It’s going to limit them.” But while he was quick to discredit the government’s ability to solve problems, Rubio was quicker to sing the praises of Social Security and Medicare — the latter he credited with providing much needed care to his late father and his mother alike. Rubio also credited a government program with helping him get ahead. “I believe in federal financial aid,” he said. “I couldn’t have gone to college without it.” Obama, on the other hand, has presented an agenda built on the admirable idea that the government should allocate its resources more intelligently to spur economic growth and solve the country’s most pressing problems like climate change and rampant gun violence. We understand that a vast majority of Obama’s proposals will never see the light of day in Congress — there are simply too many to conceivably cram them all through a divided Congress — but we encourage Washington to set aside its recent tendency to lurch from crisis to crisis and its fixation on the federal budget and begin working to make the country a better place. Your turn. What do you think about the president’s ideas for jump-starting growth? Weigh in on at dailyiowan.com.
One more rising By brianne richson firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, a majority of the campus will either celebrate or actively avoid Valentine’s Day, a holiday that has evolved into the epitome of commercialized love. Others, however, will partake in a different event condemning a harsh reality that defies the basis of relationships the holiday revolves around. That one in three women are victims of rape or physical assault is unforgivable. At 5 p.m. today, students and Iowa City residents alike are welcome to convene at the Old Capitol Town Center to take part in a worldwide campaign known as “One Billion Rising.” The gathering will project a flash mob-esque quality and include brief guest speakers as a celebration of what informed participants refer to as “V-Day.” Hard to imagine that in a progressive society such as the United States, women are still subject to widespread abuse, but perhaps progressiveness is the very issue; American society fails at constructing a concrete
definition of abuse because there is a large disparity between women’s rights in the United States versus in less-developed countries. “It would be too easy to excuse it as a problem that only happens somewhere else,” University of Iowa Women’s Resource and Action Center Director Linda Kroon said. But it also happens here, and far too often. A recent reduction of nearly a quarter of state and federal funding hit the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. This program serves the Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Cedar Falls areas as the only domestic-violence shelter in a 13-county span. “It’s [the campaign] designed to be an active participation on the part of everyone who comes,” said Kroon. The group mentality is thus key to the aims of One Billion Rising, not only in terms of raising awareness as a means for organizations such as the Domestic Violence Intervention Program to secure adequate funding but also as a support system for the victims of domestic violence themselves. So, instead of heading out to celebrate the love you already have, go out and fight for pure love with One Billion Rising.
Unsympathetic, not wrong By grayson schmidt email@example.com
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letterS TO THE EDITOR/ONLINE CommentS President’s Day of Civil Climate Action to Remember In 2012, we witnessed record arctic ice melt, record heat, and record storms. This President’s Day weekend, I will journey to the White House and stand with tens of thousands of Americans, and millions more in spirit, at the Forward on Climate rally to deliver a timely message to the president. Public health, our promising green-collar economy, and our sick planet cannot afford to stand still with our backs
to the carbon-pollution cliff. We must move forward on climate. Not all Iowans can join this rally, but many will gather at Congressional offices across our state on Friday to remind our members of Congress of the urgency that the physics of climate change demands and to encourage political climate action. For a complete list of events, visit IowaClimateAdvocates.org. I will stand with others outside of Rep. Dave Loebsack’s Iowa City office at 1:30 p.m. to ask for five stronger efforts. Making permanent the renewable energy tax credit, reducing fossil-fuel subsidies, and enacting fee and dividend carbon accounting would
be promising steps forward. Furthermore, the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Project and Arctic Ocean oil drilling must be re-evaluated for their true costs and benefits, as we grow out from under the tyranny of oil. Congressional action in these areas will benefit many aspects of society. Our health, ecosystems, and generational well-being are directly at stake. Join the Forward on Climate rally social-media wave from home at tinyurl.com/ClimateThunderClap. Zach Carter University of Iowa senior in mechanical engineering
RE: ‘Iowa Department of Education seeks details on Iowa City diversity policy’ Please put pressure on the district to publically release the information requested by the state. As for a busing solution? Social planners could really get behind a rich kid to poor kid forced busing exchange program for data obfuscation purposes. Billy Zelsnack
Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was an American hero. He was considered to be the greatest sniper in U.S. history, and he was so deadly that the Iraqi militants had a bounty on his head. The man once coined “The Devil” was not killed in battle overseas. Instead, a fellow veteran who he was trying to help get over post traumatic stress disorder killed him on U.S. soil. Kyle died after taking a fellow veteran to a shooting range to help him with post traumatic stress disorder, as reported by the New York Times. Days after Kyle’s death, former presidential candidate Ron Paul tweeted about the soldier’s methods of treating post traumatic stress disorder. “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense,” Paul tweeted. Though Kyle’s treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD may be questionable, Paul’s statement seems rather cold and unsympathetic. This man was trying
to help other vets like him in the best way he saw fit. However, Paul is not entirely incorrect. Psychologist Joanna Wiese, who teaches the Life After War class at the University of Iowa, said his methods are understandable but may not be the best form for all PTSD sufferers. “It seems like a dangerous situation that he put himself in, even if he was intending it to be therapeutic,” Wiese said. “We have other programs out there to treat PTSD.” Former Marine Robert Lenfesty feels that while Paul’s comments are insensitive, they are not inaccurate. “Treating PTSD at a gun range can be a very good thing, but you open yourself up to a lot of vulnerabilities.” Lenfesty said. “I personally would not, as I like to know who I am shooting with, and I find that having variables like not knowing who is armed next to me can be very off-putting.” Now, I am in no position to criticize anyone trying to help our veterans, especially when the person trying to help was a decorated war hero. But a man of his rank and prestige should have perhaps realized the dangers of putting a gun in the hands of a man he doesn’t know. Paul’s tweet was insensitive to what Kyle was trying to achieve, but he made a valid point that could have been phrased much better.
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News technology Continued from front ing and watching on the SMART Board. It’s really amazing.” The classrooms’ use of iPads débuted in 2010. Currently, the use of the advanced technology has spilled over from the standard classroom on a day-to-day setting into the physical education, music, and art de-
white Continued from front incident. Then, within a few minutes of the victim being discovered, a witness reportedly saw White running from the scene. “It wouldn’t surprise me if the state is arguing
education Continued from front ter loans, we’ve made college more affordable for millions of students and families over the last few years,” Obama said during Tuesday evening’s speech. The president also mentioned he would call on Congress to change the Higher Education Act, so “affordability and value” are included in deciding which colleges receive certain types of federal aid. One part of the act includes on-campus aid, including federal workstudy, Perkins Loans, and other grants. While Obama did not offer details on his plan, ex-
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partments. The school’s Parent Teacher Association, Isabel Montgomery Trust, and the School District Foundation all contributed to provide the new technology. Although costly, Pisarik said the technological investments are necessary for the students to be able to provide safe and adequate learning spaces. Initial purchasing of iPads, he said, cost $450 to $600. “The delivery of in-
struction, student engagement, and student learning has definitely changed in a positive way over the last few years,” he said. “Our teachers, students, and families have embraced this change, and we are all impressed with the results we are seeing across the school settings.” Less than three miles away at Lemme Elementary, interim Principal Carrie Martinez said the school’s five iPads are
used to improve the educational quality and understanding. Currently, iPad use is directed solely toward the special-education department. The district also presented a $2 million campaign Tuesday to achieve the goal of having a SMART Board, document cameras, and multimedia projectors in every classroom. This campaign began 18 months ago in a silent phase, and the equipment and installa-
tion will cost $3,400. “They’re full of potential and allow students to create their own activities,” she said. “Teachers will use [SMART Boards} for their lessons to enhance student engagement. Students who may have not connected before with the traditional methods are more likely to be engaged now. We want students to gain independence.” Both Pisarik and Martinez pointed out that
although individual student-to-technology use will continue to increase, well-versed educators are the backbone to fostering strong learning environments. “Our goal is to have all children achieving at high levels and to prepare them for life in the 21st century,” Pisarik said. “That responsibility falls on all of us, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for our students.”
that White was Marshall’s accomplice or vice versa,” Song Richardson, a University of Iowa professor of law, wrote in an email. “A person can be charged with the same crime as their accomplice.” Under the theory of joint criminal conduct, White can still be tried and convicted of murder. “Joint criminal con-
duct is generally holding a co-conspirator liable to someone’s acts that weren’t agreed upon but were reasonably [foreseeable],” Robert Riggs, the director of the criminal defense program at Drake University, said. Riggs said under the theory of joint criminal conduct the state would first have to prove that Mar-
shall and White agreed to commit the robbery together. The state would also have to prove that in the process of robbery, Marshall killed Versypt and, that while Marshall and White may have not planned to kill Versypt, it was reasonably foreseeable that the murder could have taken place. Jerry Foxhoven, the ex-
ecutive director of Drake University’s legal clinic, said an example of a way the state could prove a murder could have been reasonably foreseeable in this case would be if White had knowledge of Marshall cariying a gun to the robbery. “Ninety-nine times out of 100, the jury can say that it was reasonably
foreseeable if all of the parties knew someone was going to have a gun,” Foxhoven said. “If they can prove that a person was killed on the account of the robbery and that this new defendant participated in the robbery, then yeah, the jury could find him guilty of first-degree murder as well.”
perts said the specifics will be the key to how they view the possible changes. “Let’s see what the outcomes are empirically before we do widespread changes in how we fund students,” said Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid and Fastweb.com. “I’m concerned about a policy based on a sketchy idea that might have counterproductive results.” Kantrowitz was most concerned about how Obama’s wording seemed very similar to a previous proposal. He fears schools that have lower-income students or other populations, which have historically lower graduation rates, may be penalized when compared with other schools.
Another expert felt it’s time universities have more at stake when it comes to financial aid. “It’s appropriate to encourage schools to have more skin in the game,” said Heather Jarvis, a student- loan expert. “We just can’t keep providing more and more student loans to cover higher and higher costs.” One UI economist said the source of the problem is not more government regulation but “too much intervention.” “To me, more tinkering around with the rules is really not going to solve anything,” said Patrick Barron, UI adjunct lecturer in economics. “My view is to get the government completely
out of the business of encouraging or discouraging people to go to college.” The Higher Education Act will be up for reauthorization at the end of the year, which experts said could range from small tweaks to big changes. Obama also called on accountability for universities to cut costs. “Colleges must do their part to keep costs down, and it’s our job to make sure that they do,” he said Tuesday. University of Iowa Direc-
tor of Financial Aid Mark Warner detailed two ways the UI helps prospective students make fair comparisons. First, the UI voluntarily provides all prospective students for next fall the “shopping sheet” — a onepage report that includes information on financial aid — in addition to a net-cost calculator that costs the UI $4,500 a year to allow students to see what aid they would qualify for. “It’s all about trying to make sure prospective stu-
dents and parents have the best information to work with,” Warner said. “We want to help families make apple to apple comparisons.” The Department of Education on Wednesday also released the college scorecard, which allows students another way to compare universities. Warner said he wondered if this emphasis on comparison was beginning to get too repetitive. “Why is there a need for the calculator, sheet, and the scorecard?” he said.
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UITV schedule 12:30 p.m. Old Gold Reflections, The Shaping of a University (1996), sesquicentennial documentary on the history of the UI 2 Java Blend, live musical acts from the Java House, produced by Iowa Public Radio 3 M.F.A. Graduation Thesis Dance, March 30, 2011 4:30 Old Gold Reflections, The Shaping of a University (1996), sesquicentennial documentary on the history of the UI 6 Lisa Bluder Weekly Media Conference, the Iowa women’s basketball coach meets the press 6:30 Hawkeye Sports Report, sports magazine presented by HawkVision 7 Java Blend, live musical acts from the Java House, produced
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ARIES (March 21–April 19)Nurture partnerships that are under pressure. It’s better to be nice than nasty if you want to get a good response. Sensitive issues that are left to fester will escalate. Taking care of past regrets or problems will help you move forward now. TAURUS (April 20–May 20)Discipline and practical applications will help you solve any problem you face. Showing your concern for others will lead to an interesting alliance. Favors will be granted if you are straightforward regarding what you want and need. GEMINI (May 21–June 20) Don’t meddle or offer help. If you get involved in a sticky situation, you will risk being blamed. Protect your position and your reputation. Moderation is required. Love is in the stars. CANCER (June 21–July 22) Don’t be shy; share your thoughts and ideas, and you will gain momentum and attract the help you require to excel. Let your intuition guide you when dealing with people or situations of a sensitive nature. Back away from people displaying erratic behavior. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22)You will enhance your outlook, ideas, and imagination if you visit people or places that are unusual or offer something you’ve never experienced before. Take care of what’s necessary, then take care of you. VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) A contract or partnership can alter your financial future. A new plan or commitment coupled with pursuing a joint venture will give you a new lease on life. Details will be what separate you from the competition. LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 22) Engage in pastimes or groups that will introduce you to new and exciting people. It’s time to spice up your life and put yourself first. Romance is on the rise, and a chance to enhance your love life is apparent. SCORPIO (Oct. 23–Nov. 21) Home is where you belong. Turn your abode into your den for both work and play. Set aside time to take care of your personal desires and to explore possibilities that will shape your future. Let your intuition guide you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) Read between the lines, or you may fall victim to a scam. Keep your conversations to the point and as honest as possible. You will be misunderstood if you are too exuberant. Changes at home will end up being beneficial. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) Ease into whatever you want to pursue. Making assumptions based on too few facts will lead to an emotional mess. Try to decipher the information you gather before making any sudden moves. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18)Look, and you shall find. Don’t mess with what’s working. Focus on what you can do to improve your life, your position,, and your home base. Your ideas are solid — now all you have to do is implement your plan of attack. PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20) Take everything you do seriously and show others that you mean business. Your attitude will make the difference at the end of the day. Own your position, and control your decision. Simplicity and moderation will lead to victory.
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Jordan Mullen and Ethan Holmes are used to breaking records by now. Mullen has broken his own mark in the 60-meter hurdles not once but twice this season. His time of 7.73 is the fastest in school history. Holmes hasn’t been far behind him all season. The senior’s time of 7.83 at the Bill Bergen Invitational is the second-fastest ever at Iowa. “They’ve worked really hard to get to this level, and they’re not afraid to compete against the best competition in the U.S,” ssistant track coach Joey Woody said. Holmes and Mullen, both seniors, only have two indoor meets left in their careers at Iowa. Friday will be their last home meet when they take part in the Iowa Invitational. After that is the biggest meet of the season: the Big Ten championships in Geneva, Ohio. The pair will look to continue its winning ways in the late-season events, but Woody said Holmes and Mullen have done more good for the program than the accolades they’ve received. “What I like is they’re both Iowa guys,” the sixthyear coach said. “When we recruit in-state, it shows that you can be an in-state kid and you might not be the best in the country, but you can get in the program. Once you’re in the program,
you have a great chance of developing like an Ethan Holmes or a Jordan Mullen.” Aside from speed and ability, another attribute that Holmes has learned throughout his years as a Hawkeye has been how to be a leader. Holmes is a captain. “It’s voted on by the team, so to have the team look up to you as a captain feels good. It feels good to just go out there and lead your team,” the Clinton, Iowa, native said. Even though he’s not a captain, Mullen also brings something special to the team aside from records. Woody described the Atlantic native as more outgoing and eccentric in his personality. “He’s kind of like a spark. If people come in and they’re feeling tired, down, quiet, or anything, Jordan’s always there and he’s always the loudest one. Even at 7 a.m., when we’re getting ready for weights. He’s a great guy to have around,” Holmes said. Woody said the duo have become prime examples of how athletes should act and compete as Hawkeyes. Their leadership becomes even more important as the Big Ten meet approaches. Assistant coach Mike Scott said each has been a leader for the team in his own way. “Ethan is really a lead-by-example kind of guy,” he said. “You’d be
hard-pressed to come to the track room or the weight room and not see him working his tail off. Jordan is an encourager. He’s always cheering on his teammates.” As the pair’s time at Iowa comes to a close, the pair wants to leave a mark that lasts longer than just their four years as a Hawkeye. “It’s exciting to have a
a job as the linebacker coach at Wisconsin. Wilson joined the Iowa staff in 2002, serving as a linebacker and special-team coach for the Hawkeyes until 2011. His last year at Iowa was spent as the man in charge of the Iowa defensive secondary, while still coordinating Iowa’s special teams.
Iowa may have more positions to fill besides a defensive-back coach. The team has yet to name a successor to Campbell and has a graduate assistant spot to fill with the departure of David Raih. The Hawkeyes will begin spring practice on March. 25. — by Ben Ross
Jordan Mullen hurdles during practice on Wednesday at the Recreation Building. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing)
Ethan Holmes warms up during practice on Wednesday at the Recreation building. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing)
sports Another aide leaves Iowa football The Iowa football coaching staff continues to change. Two weeks after officially announcing the departure of wide-receiver coach Erik Campbell, Iowa defensive-back and special-team coach Darrell Wilson has left the program for a future Big Ten team in Rutgers. The Iowa Athletics Department acknowledged the departure of Wilson, who spent 11 years on the Iowa staff, but gave no further comment. Rutger’s athletics website, scarletknights.com, released a statement from head coach Kyle Flood regarding the addition of the former Iowa coach. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Darrell and his family home,” Flood said in the release. “Darrell is a proven winner on the field and a proven recruiter in the state of Rutgers. He brings more than a decade of Big Ten experience with him, but more important than all of that, Darrell is the right person for our program.” Wilson will hold the same position at Rutgers as he did at Iowa, coaching the defensive secondary. The former Iowa coach has ties to Rutgers, which will begin competition in the Big Ten starting in 2014. In 1999 he served as the running-back coach for the Scarlet Knights before taking
time that’s up there with the competition,” Holmes said. “But at the same time, it all comes down to how you compete on the big day of the Big Ten meet.”
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Sports may Continued from 10a McCaffery said it’s not the norm for a team to draw so much leadership from a bench player. McCabe said the fact May can provide that lift from the bench, after spending much of his early years on campus as a starter, is a testament to the senior’s character. “It shows what type of teammate he is and how selfless he is,” McCabe said. “He’ll give up anything for his team.” But those years as a starter added significant pressure, McCaffery said. The team lacked offensive firepower when May was an underclassman, he said. The points had to come from somewhere, and a large part of that burden was placed on May.
swim Continued from 10a coach encourages. Long said that it’s important for them to schedule everything in advance with their professors so
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Because of that, McCaffery said, mistakes lingered in May’s mind, and he got down on himself easily. That’s not an issue anymore, May said. “It’s just kind of an Etcha-Sketch,” he said. “Shake it off, and forget you made a mistake. Go back and make a good play to make up for it. I don’t let little things get me down. I’ve been through it all.” The Hawkeyes (15-9, 4-7 in the Big Ten) are now in near-desperation mode if they harbor hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament. And May — the last remaining player from former head coach Todd Lickliter’s tenure — will again be counted on, just not for points. “He’s in a role that’s perfect for him,” McCaffery said. “He’s just a winning player, that’s what he is … He’s embraced that role and he’s excelled in it.”
Iowa forward Eric May passes to center Gabe Olaseni against Northwestern in Carver-Hawkeye on Feb. 9. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)
that when it comes time for Big Ten’s they have one less thing to worry about. “I want them to communicate [with professors] and get that all worked out as best they can so when [swimmers] step up to race they can clear their head a little bit,” Long said. “Then
they can go right back and study some more.” Betulius agreed that staying on top of schoolwork helps to enhance their performances and that once they get on the bus for Big Tens, they try to have a clear mind while forgetting about school for a week.
“I think our coaches do a really good job of putting academics first and staying strict on that,” Noser said. “Really, for most college athletes, after college there’s no athlete left, there’s just student and on to the real world.”
Attendees at the opening ceremony try out the hitting range at the newly opened Hoak Family Golf Complex on Wednesday. The facility, a $2 million project, was named after former Iowa golfer — and roommate of Nile Kinnick — Jim Hoak. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)
golf Continued from 10a Kinnick, Hoak was a veteran of Word War II. “He was a really special person around the Des Moines area and around the country in golf,” Hankins said. “We thought it was very appropriate we named after him.” UI President Sally Mason was on hand to give her remarks on the opening of the Hoak Family Complex and what it means to the UI.
basketball Continued from 10a on Monday, echoed her coach’s statement. “We know it’s going to be a tough game, but we also have confidence,” Dixon said. “We have beaten six ranked teams, and taking that confidence into the game, I think, will help us a lot.” Another reason the Hawkeyes shouldn’t be ruled out in tonight’s contest is that Penn St’s lone Big Ten loss this season came at the hands of Wisconsin, a team that Iowa has beaten by a combined 20 points in their two meetings this season. If Iowa is going to take down yet another ranked opponent, it is going to need a huge contribution
“We aspire to remain on the cutting edge, and this facility takes us to the cutting edge,” she said. The golf team previously practiced inside by hitting into a net into the Field House, where it’s hard to judge if the ball was hit without a slice. Now, the team can hit the ball into the driving range, under heaters, and watch the ball’s complete flight. The new facility has given an edge to Hankins’ recruiting, bringing current players in with the promise the facility would be
completed. Hankins said that the facility will be open to both the men’s and women’s golf teams from around 6 a.m. to 11 p.m, allowing ample time for players to come in whenever they want to practice. “Even if I don’t schedule them to work on their game, if they’re a hard worker, it allows that hardest worker to really make improvement,” Hankins said. The team practiced at the facility for the first time on Tuesday, and by
from senior center Morgan Johnson. Johnson tied Dixon with 19 points against Nebraska, while also contributing 10 rebounds. Not only is this game huge for the Hawkeyes in terms of their current struggles, it also is going to greatly affect their placing in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Iowa could use another signature win, and what better way to get it than by knocking off the No. 8 team in the country at home? A tough schedule in the month of February will challenge the Hawkeyes right before postseason play. After tonight’s game, Iowa will go on the road for three of their final four games, including Feb. 17 at No. 18 Purdue. The women know that they are going to have to boost their
résumé and play strong down the stretch if they want to continue to be in the NCAA Tournament conversation. “As a senior, being in this position before, we know what we have to do,” Printy said. “It’s not really putting pressure on us, it’s just being realistic because we need to know what it as a stake.” The goal is obviously to make it to the postseason but what makes it even more special is the fact that Iowa City plays host to first and second round action beginning March 24 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “Yes that’s the goal, to be playing here in March,” Bluder said. “To have the opportunity to play in the women’s national tournament and to have it on our own court, that’s the dream.”
all accounts, the players are really excited and couldn’t stay away, even during the ceremony. Sophomore Ian Vandersee made an appearance, clubs in hand. “It’s incredible. It’s one of the best in the country,” he said. “Excited would be an understatement. We had seen the sketches for a year and a half or so, to see it come to life is nice to see.”
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
May finds comfort zone
Hawks get up for Lions Bluder’s Bunch tackles Penn State, trying to avoid its fifthstraight loss. by Nick Delaquila email@example.com
Iowa forward Eric May goes to the hoop against Northwestern in Carver-Hawkeye on Feb. 9. (The Daily Iowan/Adam Wesley)
Hawkeye senior co-captain Eric May once struggled to find consistency. Now he has a role on the Iowa basketball team that fits his game just fine. by Tork Mason firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric May has finally found his place with the Iowa men’s basketball team. And it’s paying significant dividends for head coach Fran McCaffery and the rest of the Black and Gold. The senior battled through one of the worst seasons in program history as a freshman in 2009-10, when the Hawkeyes went 10-22. He dealt with injuries to his back and hamstring the past two seasons that limited his effectiveness. He also struggled with low confidence when his play suffered from those injuries. Now, May averages just 4.4 points per game — ninth-best on the team — as a reserve for the Hawkeyes. But Zach McCabe said his teammate’s true impact isn’t always found in a box score. “He might not be the best player on
the court, or the most skilled, but he brings a lot of hustle and stuff like that for us,” McCabe said. “He makes key plays, makes smart plays for us. Anytime you have a player like that, it’s big for your team.” May has continued to make efficient plays in Big Ten play this year, and he averages 5.6 points per game while shooting 57 percent from the floor over his last nine games. The Dubuque native said the key for him has been knowing his limits and not trying to do too much. “I’ve been trying to do what I’m good at and play within myself,” he said. “We have a lot of great players on our team. I let guys who can take guys off the dribble do that and me be more of a facilitator and let the game come to me.” McCaffery said May isn’t a mistake player and makes contributions in a variety of ways. He can play lockdown
defense, drive and kick the ball out to shooters, or hit his own occasional shot, McCaffery said. “He got two huge offensive rebounds for us [against Penn State on Feb. 1] when we desperately needed them,” McCaffery said. “That’s why I keep saying this, but regardless of who I start, somehow he ends up on the floor at the end of the game.”
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Iowa men’s basketball (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten) at Penn State (8-15, 0-11)
Iowa women’s basketball (16-9, 5-6 Big Ten) vs. No. 8 Penn State (20-3, 10-1)
Where: State College, Pa. When: 8 p.m. today Where to watch: ESPNU.
Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena When: 7 p.m. today Where to listen: AM-800.
Swimmers diving into books, too
The Iowa men’s swimming team balances challenging majors with being a top ranked team.
Golf complex makes début The Iowa golf program officially opened the Hoak Golf Complex Wednesday, and it’s already having an effect on the teams.
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The “sports-first, eduction-stereotype” often haunts the nation’s student-athletes. For the No. 20 ranked Iowa men’s swimming team, that’s not the case. Many of the swimmers boast advanced majors. Of the 35 men on the roster, seven study engineering, five are pursuing business, and five more are on a pre-medical career path. Psychology and biology are other popular majors. Iowa swimming head coach Marc Long said the high amount of discipline that comes with being a swimmer is the reason many are pursuing challenging career paths. He also said it’s because of the fact that they’re driven to do well in and out of the pool. The Black and Gold have two-a-day practices yearround that account for 20 hours of swimming each week. Junior Kyle Noser, an engineering major, said he spends an additional 20 hours of schoolwork outside of his classes on top of his vigorous swimming schedule. With so many athletes on the team pursuing difficult careers, Noser said it’s the result of the examples and
Iowa’s women’s basketball team doesn’t have time to dwell on the most recent loss of its current four-game losing streak. After losing a heartbreaker to Nebraska, 76-75, on Monday night, the Hawkeyes had only two days to prepare for a visit from No. 8 Penn State. A quick turnaround may be just what Iowa (16-9, 5-6) needs to upset the highest-rated team in the Big Ten. “I think two days will be enough for us to prepare,” senior Jaime Printy said. “It’s definitely a quick turnaround, but we are all ready to get back on the court after the last game and have another chance to play and another chance to win.” The 5-11 guard just missed a game-tying 3 in the final seconds of Monday’s game that would have sent the game into overtime. Despite the loss, Iowa has yet to lose confidence. That hopefulness has a lot to do with the way that Iowa has managed to handle playing against ranked opponents so far this season. In six meetings against ranked teams, the Hawkeyes have won six. “We’re all trying our best to keep our confidence high, because that is the only way you are going to have an opportunity to win games,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. Sophomore guard Melissa Dixon, who tied the team lead with 19 points
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to do as a student-athlete. You don’t really have an option. While it can be tough at times, it’s something that you’ve become accustomed to.” With the upcoming Big Tens, the swimmers will expect to miss at least three days of classes, but they prepare for it long in advance with their professors. Not only is it beneficial for the swimmers to stay on top of their schoolwork, it also allows them to perform to the best of their abilities. The bus rides prior to meets are filled with student-athletes studying, something the head
On a day on which the temperature was unusually high for February, a new indoor practice facility, designed for more normal Iowa winter weather, was opened for the golf program. The Hoak Family Golf Complex officially débuted Wednesday in front of dozens of former letter winners from both the men’s and women’s teams. The $2 million facility includes two heated indoor-to-outdoor hitting bays, a complete indoor putting and chipping green, and a video analysis booth to review golfers’ swings. Men’s head coach Mark Hankins got emotional during the ceremony multiple times as he gave his speech. “This is somewhat overwhelming,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for our programs.” Hankins came to Iowa with the vision of building a world-class facility for the Hawkeyes. “Five years it took me to get this thing built,” he said. “It’s something we have to have here; we have an off-season here at Iowa.” James Hoak, the eponym of the complex, was a three-time letter winner in golf at Iowa from 1938 to 1940. Hoak lived with another former Iowa athlete who also has an athletics building named after him— Nile Kinnick. Like
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Iowa’s Kyle Noser swims in the 200 individual medley during the finals of Day 1 of the Hawkeye Invitational meet at Campus Wellness & Recreation Center on Dec. 1, 2012. (The Daily Iowan/File Photo) expectations that have been set for them when they first come into the program. He said that so many swimmers before them have shown that it is possible to balance both swimming and school. “People coming in know that it’s possible to do it with swimming,” Noser said. “Our expectations are to maintain that 3.0 GPA, and I think with recruiting, we look for swimmers who are like that and who are coming here for academics, because we’re here for academics first.” Long said he agrees it starts in the recruiting process, and the staff members look at the type of student that they are. It usually helps
reflect their future success at Iowa. “You will not be able to keep up in the training environment in any D-1 athletics, in any of the training environments,” he said. “You’ll not be able to keep up if you’re not a serious student and that’s why you’re here.” For sophomore Grant Betulius, another engineering major, falling behind was never an option, and being able to balance education with athletics is something he has long grown familiar to. “It’s something that I’ve always known and everybody on the team has,” the Naperville, Ill., native said. “It’s something that you have
The weekend in arts & entertainment
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Breaking the violent chain
Zumba and Nia Instructors teach “Break the Chain”
Eve Ensler created the play The Vagina Monologues and the global organization ‘One Billion Rising’ to shed light on sexual assault.
When: 7 p.m. today Where: Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center 1801 Second St. Suite 250, Coralville
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A personal experience inspired thirdyear medical student Emily Burnham to raise awareness and fight violence against women. “My mom’s best friend, who died last summer, was abused as a child,” said Burnham. “Knowing someone affected by this is common. You may not realize it affects someone you know until you start talking about it, like we did at this moment.” Burnham is involved in Medical Students for Choice, an international organization seeking to keep abortion a safe and accessible option for women facing unwanted pregnancies. The group is among many who are taking advantage of the spirit of Valentine’s Day to shed light on an alarm-
ing statistic: One in three women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. Medical Students for Choice will perform The Vagina Monologues, compiled by Eve Ensler, at the Medical Education & Research Facility at 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Emma Goldman Clinic, 227 N. Dubuque St. Julie Pedrick, a local Zumba fitness instructor at Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center, 1801 Second St. Suite 250, Coralville, is also passionate about victims of violence and sexual assault. “I do know of violence personally,” she said. “I know of violence through people I
One Billion Rising: DANCE and Rise Up, Iowa City When: 5 p.m. today Where: Old Capitol Town Center, North End
Supporters of the One Billion Rising event to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence against women will include a choreography workshop at 7 p.m. today at the Body Moves Fitness and Health Center in Coralville. (The Daily Iowan/Chris Willauer)
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All the world’s a stage, The UI Ten-Minute Play Festival gives undergraduates a lesson in dense, collaborative storytelling.
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A Good Day to Die-Hard The Die-Hard series is back in action with Bruce Willis’ character John McClane. Directed by John Moore, this action-packed film takes audiences on the journey to Russia that McClane undergoes to help son Jack. When McClane finds out Jack is working for the CIA trying to prevent a nuclear-weapon heist, it causes the father and son to team up to defeat criminals. (Above and below) Cast members rehearse for various plays in Theater B on Feb. 8. The plays are part of the Ten-Minute Play Festival, which will open today and run through Feb. 17. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing)
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Shakespearian and Broadway classics typically span numerous scenes and acts. Recent blockbusters such as Lincoln, Les Misérables, and Django Unchained reach nearly three hours in length. But for eight different shows premièring today in the Theater Building, the playwrights, directors, and actors have just 10 minutes to tell their stories, from comedies to romances to historical dramas. “It’s really energizing to do a bite-size piece like this,” said UI senior Levi Smith, the playwright and director of “Wild Jacarandas.” “You have to cut right to the chase — it’s like capturing a little moment in the middle of a story.” This series of quick plays make up the annual Ten-Minute Play Festival, which has brought life to more than 100 original plays in its 16 years of production. The 2013 festival will take place today through Feb. 17 and will première at 8 p.m. today in Theater Building Theater B. The eight new shows were selected from 53 submissions, and they are written, directed, designed, and performed by undergraduates. “It’s a really cool collage of talent and ideas,” said senior Emily Brink, the writer of the festival closer “Piece of Cake” and costume designer for three of the shows. The selections cover a range of light and heavy subjects, including an absurdist piece, a poetry-type show, and period dramas — genres fairly new to the program. Natalie Vicchio, the writer of opening show “It Takes a Village,” said she was excited to see how the cast and audience would interpret her absurdist play. “I wanted it to be vague and pique curiosity,” she said. “There’s a fine line between wanting the audience to learn more and
Today 2.14 music
• Roberta Rust, piano master class, 11 a.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall • Anti-Valentine’s Day Cabaret, 7 p.m., Mendoza, 1301 Fifth St., Coralville • Miguel Zenón, Club Hancher, 7:30 & 10 p.m., Mill, 120 E. Burlington • Louis Left, 10 p.m., Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn • Mixology, 10 p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington • Super Soup Session, 10 p.m., Gabe’s
• Country Dance Lessons, 6:30 p.m., Wildwood, 4919 Walleye
words • “Live from Prairie Lights,” Patricia Foster and Jeff Porter, nonfiction, 7 p.m., Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque • Spoken Word, 7 p.m., Uptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque
film Safe Haven Safe Haven is the perfect romantic movie to come across theaters for Valentine’s Day. Based on Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel, the film follows the story of a young woman (Julianne Hough) who settles in Southport, N.C. She starts to fall in love with a widower (Josh Duhamel), but her mysterious past begins to catch up with her, and if she doesn’t confess her dark secrets, she might lose the man she loves forever.
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letting them.” Recently declared theater major Brink, who normally writes one- or twoact dramas, said she found the festival to be a “fun” opportunity to stretch her repertoire. “This idea sort of grabbed me,” she said. “I was freaked out and amazed [to be selected], and absolutely flattered. The Ten-Minute Play Festival endures, and to be a part of that blows my mind.” Freshman Molly Brown — who plays an early 20th-century women’s unionist in “Work Force” — said the festival is a “less intimidating” way for new and non-theater majors to enter the department. This belief was shared by senior Ben TeBockhorst, who began his university acting career in the Ten-Minute Play Festival as a freshman. He will now make his directorial début in the program. “This seemed like a good opportunity to give it a shot,” the “Piddlekins” director said. “It’s a lot different having to think about the whole show rather than on a character. It was a big learning experience.” Tanner Hallenstein, who will see his work — a play focused on World War II
Shows in this year’s festival: • “I’d Like to Report a Poem,” written by David Freeman and directed by Sam Summer • “I’ll Be Seeing You,” written by Tanner Hallenstein and directed by Christina Patramanis • “In My Normal World,” written and directed by Jessie Traufler • “It Takes a Village,” written by Natalie Vicchio and
16th-annual Ten-Minute Play Festival When: 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Feb. 17 Where: Theater Building Theater B Admission: $5 for public, free with UI student IDs
titled “I’ll Be Seeing You” — come to life for the first time, said handing some of the story’s reins to a director, cast, and stage manager Allison Pettit has made the Ten-Minute Play Festival an eye-opening journey. “It’s really weird doing edits when things you haven’t even thought of come before you, but it works,” he said. “It’s a fun but strange experience.” Smith described the collaboration as a tremendous learning experience. “I’ve gotten to see about 80 percent of my vision for my play come to life, and that’s remarkable,” he said. “The other 20 percent is what’s been developed by everyone together and is better than I could have envisioned.”
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directed by Taylor Cook • “Piddlekins,” written by Taylor Cook and directed by Ben TeBockhorst • “A Piece of Cake,” written by Emily Brink and directed by Bryan McIntyre • “The Workforce,” written by Erin Marshall and directed by Christina Patramanis • “Wild Jacarandas,” written and directed by Levi Smith with lighting design by Tyler Brogla
The House I Live In Showtimes: 9:15 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Feb. 17
Directed by Eugene Jarecki, The House I Live In follows the stories of individuals who are involved in all different aspects of America’s War on Drugs. Audiences will hear stories from a grieving mother, a dealer, and a narcotics officer as the film journeys through more than 20 states dealing with this war.
of the week Fusion Product Of: Amager Bryghus, Kastrup, Denmark Serving Style: Pint Glass Size: 12 fluid ounces Amager Bryghus’ Fusion is a hybrid beer made from German caramels and yeast, a Californian fermentation technique, and English malts that combine into a beer that goes down smoothly but still packs a whole lot of taste. Smell: Faint notes of hops and bread are topped off with a nice fruity finish that is fairly inviting but a bit understated. 3/5 Look: The head is thick, sweet, and creamy — not at all unpleasant to drink through if you get impatient waiting for it to settle. The consistency is surprisingly murky for the pale goldenrod color, which my experience tells me is usually a good sign. 4.2/5 Taste: I expected a bit more of a complex taste after reading through two paragraphs worth of explanation on the label, but that isn’t to say the taste is disappointing. Although the beer doesn’t appear to be highly carbonated, the carbonation is extremely active on the tongue, as a crisp apple flavor fades into a bitter hops flavor. 4.5/5 Fusion is a great example of how different brewing techniques can be combined to form unique flavors. For a light-bodied, low-alcohol beer (3.5 percent ABV), this is as complex a flavor as one can ask for and worth a try anytime your traditional light beers are boring your taste buds. 11.7/15 - Dan Verhille
• The Loneliest Planet, 7 p.m., Bijou • Campus Activities Board Movie, Breaking Dawn, Part 2, 8 p.m., 348 IMU • Francine, 9:30 p.m., Bijou • Emmanuelle, 11 p.m., Bijou
theater • The Exit Interview, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert • Out of the Pan Into the Fire, Mainstage Series, 8 p.m., Theater Building Thayer Theater • Ten-Minute Play Festival, 8 p.m., Theater Building Theater B
miscellaneous • Spanish Conversation Classes, 12:15 p.m., UIHC Pomerantz Family Pavilion Melrose Conference Center 6 • One Billion Rising, 4:30 p.m., Old Capitol Town Center North End • Little Village Live, 5 p.m., Public Space One, 129 E. Washington • Iowa City Green Drinks, 5:30 p.m., Trumpet Blossom Café, 310 E. Prentiss • Free Guided Tour of Bird Gallery, 6 p.m., Museum of Natural History • Rise with One Billion in Dance, 7 p.m., Body Moves Fitness & Wellness Center, 1801 Second St. Suite 250, Coralville
Friday 2.15 music
• Java Blend Live, the Nadas, 2 p.m., Java House, 211 1/2 E. Washington • Hip-Hop Night, hosted by DJ Pat, 6 p.m., Gabe’s • Carson Cooman, organ, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall • Miguel Zenón, Club Hancher, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m., Mill • Harlem Gospel Choir, 8 p.m., Englert, 221 E. Washington • Jet Edison, with the Shams, 10 p.m., Yacht Club • Loverdose, with Dylan Newton, Drumai, 10 p.m., Gabe’s
• Friday Afternoon Movies, 1 p.m., Senior Center, 28 S. Linn • 48-Hour Film Festival, 7 p.m., Bijou • Campus Activities Board
Movie, Breaking Dawn, Part 2, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU • The House I Live In, 9:15 p.m., Bijou
• The Exit Interview, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater • Out of the Pan Into the Fire, Mainstage Series, 8 p.m., Thayer Theater • Ten-Minute Play Festival, 8 p.m., Theater B
• Writers’ Workshop Reading, Michael Palmer, poetry, 8 p.m., Dey House
• WorldCanvass, Joan Kjaer of International Programs, 5 p.m., Old Capitol Senate Chamber
Saturday 2.16 music
• Community Folk Singing, 3 p.m., Uptown Bill’s • Allison Crain, soprano, 6 p.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall • The Smawpad Trio, 7 p.m., Mendoza • Symphony Band and Iowa Honor Band, 7 p.m., IMU Main Lounge • Dailey & Vincent, 7:30 p.m., Englert • Lisa Neher, mezzo-soprano, 8 p.m., University Capitol Center Recital Hall • Wylde Nept, 8 p.m., Mill • Free Bass Dance Party, 9 p.m., Blue Moose, 211 Iowa • Ben Miller Band, with Model Stranger, the Treats, 9 p.m., Gabe’s • DJ XXL, 10 p.m., Gabe’s • Soap, with Jahman Brahman, 10 p.m., Yacht Club
• Cuentos en el Museo (Span-
ish Story Time), 10:30 a.m., UI Museum of Natural History
• The Rabbi’s Cat, 4 & 8:15 p.m., Bijou • The House I Live In, 6 p.m., Bijou • Campus Activities Board Movie, Breaking Dawn, Part 2, 8 & 11 p.m., 348 IMU
• The Exit Interview, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Theater, 213 N. Gilbert • Out of the Pan Into the Fire, Mainstage Series, 8 p.m., Thayer Theater • Ten-Minute Play Festival, 8 p.m., Theater B
• Saturday Morning Yoga, 8:30 a.m., Senior Center • All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Event, 5:30 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye
Sunday 2.17 music
• Groovin’ with Iowa Percussion, 3 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall • Music Therapy Club Concert, 3 p.m., ROOM University Capitol Center • Mann, 4 p.m., Mill • Janette Fishell, organ, 4 p.m., Congregational Church of Christ, 30 N. Clinton • Center for New Music Ensemble, guest composers Carson Cooman and Keith Hamel, 7:30 p.m., Riverside Recital Hall
• Dance for Humanity, 7:30 p.m., Old Brick, 26 E. Market
• The Exit Interview, 2 p.m.,
Riverside Theater • Out of the Pan Into the Fire, Mainstage Series, 2 p.m., Thayer Theater • Ten-Minute Play Festival, 2 p.m., Theater B
• Story Time Adventures, 3 p.m., UI Museum of Natural History • Was the Word, 7 p.m., Englert
•Let’s Talk Inclusive, GLBT Movie Series, 1 p.m., Senior Center • Film Screening, Glory, 1:30 p.m., Macbride Auditorium • The Rabbi’s Cat, 3 p.m., Bijou • The House I Live Inw, 5 p.m., Bijou
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Cooking with bEAVER
Cuisine of love, straight from the heart Bruschetta Recipe Ingredients: • 2 lb. fresh tomatoes • 1/2 fresh onion • 4 cloves fresh garlic • 1 bunch fresh basil (the more the better) • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • salt and pepper • Italian bread or baguette • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (controversial and optional)
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It’s Valentine’s Day again … Did you remember? This is your golden opportunity to make huge a romantic gesture, looking like a modern Romeo. Whether you’re friend-zoned, single, or pulled off a last-minute date, here’s a plan for this year’s Valentine’s Day.
Preparation 1. Chop, clove, and mix all the ingredients except the bread into a mixing bowl, and store in a covered container in the fridge for about 20 minutes. 2. Heat oven to 350. 3. Cut the bread into slices about 3/4-inch thick to lay flat on an oven tray. 4. Toast the bread, two to three minutes per side is prime. When you flip the bread, now is the time to add the cheese. 5. Remove from the oven, and scoop mixture onto bread slices. 6. Enjoy.
Date-Night Cuisine Bruschetta: This one plate will almost guarantee the climatic end to your evening. Valentine’s Day is romantic enough, but sometimes we just don’t feel the lust. Our diets might bring vitamins and nutrients into our system, but there are certain aromas or tastes that arouse our palates. Basil has the reputation for romanticism in Italy because of its sensual fragrance. So today, we steal it. The second-most important component of this dish is the hint of garlic. Use with caution; too little, and the effect is wasted, but too much, and you could clear a restaurant (and your bed) with your breath. Garlic releases allicin, which helps increase blood flow and is more potent if finely chopped or cloven. Sealing the deal: Go the extra mile, and include the most romantic dessert in the U.S.: Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
Almond bark and strawberries, you can probably handle that. Make sure you choose a red wine to get the full effect of this special night. I would recommend a Chianti or Merlot to go with the bruschetta. Both wines play nice, with a wide variety of flavors. Light candles to complete the scene, garnish with fake rose petals if you’re really serious, and play some romantic music.
Singles’ Awareness Day
Sometimes, it’s better to keep calm and [insert verb] on, rather than get stuck in a commitment. Spend Cupid’s Birthday with your friend group and spice it up a little without the romantic gestures. As far as food goes, the seductive dishes and aphrodisiacs probably aren’t the best idea. Spinach Artichoke Dip: Who cares about your breath, it’s singles’ night.
Just make sure you have enough to share. Buy it frozen to save you time and money. Homemade Pizza: A group activity, way more fun after a few rounds of slap the bag. Pepperoni, pineapple, sauerkraut, anchovies — whatever, just make sure it’s not as boring as plain cheese pizza. The last thing you need is a box of some delicious wine, because hey, why waste the money?
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one Billion Continued from 1b have known who took their lives because of it, so this movement has personal meaning.” The movement is the One Billion Rising “revolution” — a global organization Ensler started for women and men to raise awareness of violence against women and young girls. The event, which always takes place on Valentine’s Day, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. At 5 p.m. today, the north end of the Old Capitol Town Center will fill with music, dancing, and guest speakers. Admission is free. “You look at those videos from the One Billion Rising website, and we may not experience that every day, but I have so much empathy and compassion for those people,” Pedrick said. “I want to make that difference for women and children suffering on a global level.” Pedrick will join fellow Zumba and Nia instructor Beth Pelton to lead a choreography workshop to the movement’s anthem, “Break the Chain.” Participants can take part in the emotionally driven dance at 7 p.m. today at Body Moves Fitness and Health. “The movements we teach are very empowering,” Pelton said. “Dance is an extremely powerful form of expression using nonviolent ways, compared with other events.” She said she hopes the dance will inspire change. “There is this theory called diffusion of innovation,” Pelton said. “It takes a period of time to begin. And if certain people pay attention to this trend, a gradual shift will begin to form. It is a slow start, but if there is a critical mass of interests, it just explodes, like this campaign to end violence.” Ensler, the driving force behind The Vagina Monologues and One Billion Rising, traveled around the country to interview women about their vaginas and the female experience. She gave a voice to those who typically don’t have one. With a vision to create global awareness and change, she formed the campaigns upon the shoulders of local volunteers and college students to produce the annual benefit.
(Left to right) Kelly Johnson, Jennifer Zeman, Serena Edwards, and Kiley Boone decorate folders that hold their scripts for The Vagina Monologues. The women are students in the Carver College of Medicine and members of Medical Students for Choice. They will perform their pieces in honor of Valentine’s Day, as part of a global campaign to end violence against women and girls. (Contributed Photo) “Every action we take has some reaction,” said Lynn Ahlers, a schoolteacher at Hoover Elementary, 2200 E. Court St., and a One Billion Rising event coordinator. “This is an awakening. By shining light on what is really going on, I feel like we can intervene to respond and uplift. I truly believe in this cause.” Lorraine Whittington, a sixth-grade schoolteacher at Hoover, helped jumpstart the movement in Iowa City after Ensler inspired her during a dinner they had in New York. “Eve is a remarkable force of nature,” Whittington said. “Her fierceness about the need to end violence toward women is inspiring. What I learned from her is that a sane world would find any acceptance of sexual violence intolerable.”
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The Vagina Monologues When: 5 p.m. Feb. 17 Where: Medical Education & Research Facility a possibility. And to believe that something could happen to create a difference,” Whittington said. Local organizations such as the Rape Victim Advocacy Program, the Women’s Resource and Action Center, and the Domestic Violence Intervention Program have come together to support the cause. “People don’t want to be scared anymore; they want to stand up and say this is happening,” said Jacob Oppenheimer, the graduate coordinator of the Men’s Antiviolence Council at the WRAC. “Seeing that passion to promote awareness has been really inspiring.” This global force has spread like wildfire to more than 200 countries, reaching as far as Afghanistan and the Congo. “People are coming to-
Beth Pelton, a Nia- and Zumba-certified instructor, leads the class at the Body Moves Fitness and Wellness Center in Coralville. (The Daily Iowan/Chris Willauer) gether for a unified cause; it doesn’t matter who they are,” said Shy Nishikawa, a Domestic Violence Intervention Program volunteer coordinator. Ahlers said her students have coincidentally
been learning about revolutions these past few weeks. “In our discussions, we have come to the conclusion that change starts small, but it has to start somewhere,” she said.
“We have to reach out and connect somehow. It’s the power of love, through connections. It is an awakening, to take something so horrible and wrong and turn it into a movement for peace.”
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Coffee is set to music at Iowa City’s Java House By Emily Burds firstname.lastname@example.org
The smell of caffeine and procrastination fills the air on Friday afternoons at the downtown Java House. And starting this week, the coffee shop will also be filled with live music from local musicians. The Java House, 211½ E. Washington St., will bring the music back to its downtown location at 8 p.m. every Friday. The Iowa City staple has long been a supporter of the arts by hosting art exhibits and poetry slams at its other locations, and now it will show support for Iowa City’s music scene. “We never did away with it, we just took a break,” said Java House coordinator Angela Winnike. “Before, we never had any regularity to it, but now we do.” During that break, the Java House found Jake Koch, who is now the “goto” music coordinator for the establishment. He connects with local artists, often by going to other local venues, such as the Mill’s Open Mike Night, and listening to the music is out there. Koch said if he thinks the musicians would be a good fit, he approaches them about playing at Java House. However, he said, he hasn’t had to look much further than his email for interested talent. Generally about 15 to 20 acts a week inquire about playing. “We have musicians who will email us, and then I’ll take a listen to what they have,” Koch said. Besides the new Friday night entertainment, Friday afternoons at the Java House include the long-standing live show “Java Blend,” thanks to Iowa Public Radio. Ben Kieffer, an on-air announcer at IPR, runs “Java Blend” show at 2 p.m. every Friday. “The Java House has offered its downtown Iowa City location as a venue for hundreds of bands and artists from
Diego Davidenko plays the guitar at the Java House in 2011. The Java House is bringing live music back weekly on Friday evenings. (The Daily Iowan/File Photo) around Iowa, across the country, and yes, even around the world,” Kieffer said. “This has added to Iowa City’s already rich and cultural landscape tremendously.” Kieffer is known for bringing in many bigname acts to play a live set and talk about their music, which is broadcast on air. This Friday, the Nadas, a group from Ames, will be on the show. The Nadas will promote its latest album, Lovejoy Sessions. The group had success before involving the public in its process by having fans pledge money toward the album’s production. The members will showcase some new songs on Friday. “Every time we put out a new record or project, [Kieffer] will let us come do one of these shows,” said Jason Walsmith of the Nadas. “It has been an awesome way to reach a mass audience, and the
MUSIC “Live at the Java House” • When: 8 p.m. Fridays • Where: Java House, 211 ½ E. Washington • Admission: Free and open to the public
Java House provides a perfect venue for it, not to mention some tasty coffee.” And coffee is certainly something the Java House knows how to do. It is one of the few local establishments that has dedicated itself to excellence in specialty coffees. Winnike said he believes this aspect is one of the many things that makes establishment special. “We’ve been around for almost 19 years,” Winnike said. “And we still focus on quality and creating an experience for people so that when they come
The Java House will have a musical show this Friday at 8 p.m. (Photo by Emily Burds/The Daily Iowan) in here, they aren’t just grabbing a cup of coffee and leaving. Our chairs are always full at any given time of the day. So it’s just like sitting in your living room.”
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to check out a photo slide show of the first “Live at the Java House” and the Nadas’ new song “Star Crossed,” from the album Lovejoy Sessions.
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Jetting through several musical genres Rock, jazz, bluegrass — this band has a little bit of everything when it comes to musical content. Hailing from Boulder, Colo., Jet Edison is a uniquely mixed band scheduled to stop in Iowa City at 10 p.m. Friday. The Yacht Club, 13. S. Linn St., will host the four-member closely knit group, which has started turning heads and gaining fans across the country with each new tour and show. Tickets are $6 at the door. The band consists of Phil Johnson on keyboards and vocals, Max Kabat on guitar and vocals, Adam Mason on bass guitar and vocals, and Alex Johnson on drums and vocals. The four formed the rock-fusion group five years ago during their freshman year at the University of Colorado, and they have continued to play together ever since.
Publicity photo for Jet Edison, a band formed five years ago at the University of Colorado. The rock/jazz/bluegrass band will play at The Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., at 10 p.m. Friday. (Contributed) The guys’ first album, Adopt a Highway, came out in 2010, and they hope to have a second album this summer. The group received its first nomination for Best Rock Band in Colorado in the Jam/ Improv category by Denver’s Westword Magazine. Alex Johnson said the upcoming album will be a snapshot of more finely tuned sounds compared with the
jazzy, mixed-rock music on the first album. With the new album coming out, the band has gained some popularity. “There is a little something for everyone,” Alex Johnson said. “We always play different shows and discover new things. It gives us a chance to keep evolving with more fun and new music. Nothing is ever done.” — by Audrey Dwyer
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Virtuoso bluegrass heads to the Englert The acclaimed bluegrass duo Daily and Vincent will perform at the Englert Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, in a Hancher presentation. Hancher Programming Director Jacob Yarrow said the “pure bluegrass” style of Daily and Vincent should resonate well with Iowa City’s country/bluegrass fans. “They’re one of the great bluegrass groups in the world,” he
said. “They’re super high-energy performers and virtuosic players.” Yarrow said the Grand Ole Opry “darlings” are sure to provoke a few laughs from audiences as well. “They’re definitely great entertainers,” he said. “They’ve played with some of the great bluegrass bands over the years, so they know how to put on a show.” For ticket information, contact the Hancher Box Office. — by Emma McClatchey
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Singing for Dr. King By Justus Flair email@example.com
Founded in 1986, the Harlem Gospel Choir is of the most influential gospel choirs in the world. The choir will travel to Iowa City this weekend for a performance at the Englert at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25 to $35. Allen Bailey, the founder of the group, spoke to *The Daily Iowan* about his experiences with the choir over the years and his preparation for the event. DI: You were promotional director and advance man for Lionel Richie & the Commodores, Prince, and Michael Jackson in the past. How did that prepare you for founding and leading the Harlem Gospel Choir? Bailey: It gave me the experience. I was basically a tour manager, and you have to make sure that everything you can imagine in terms of the tour is taken care of, so I apply that to the Harlem Gospel Choir. No matter what type of music you’re into, the same basic things have to be taken care of: housing, transportation, marketing, so on and so forth. DI: You have been involved in countless fundraisers, including work on We Are The World in 1985. How do you choose which charities or organizations with which to become involved? Bailey: We’ve been involved with children’s charities. When I did the USA for Africa, we were raising money for children’s charities in Africa. Another big charity I worked with was the Save the Children charity. Throughout the world as we travel, we always try to connect with charities that are children’s charities. DI: Your website says the Harlem Gospel Choir was born through your work with the Martin Luther King Holiday Campaign. How did that lead to the founding of the choir? Bailey: I always wanted to pay my respect to Dr.
King for what he believes in. Our choir was based on the foundations of Dr. King’s beliefs of bringing nations together and giving back and paying tribute to him because he was a very important person in our lives. DI: You co-directed the Harlem Jazz Festival, the largest festival in the world. What did that experience mean to you? Bailey: Harlem is the black entertainment capital of the world. Every black artist basically had her or his roots in Harlem. For example, Miles Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, people like that. Besides their international fame, they all had their background in the black Harlem churches. We discovered a lot of new talent in the jazz festival. We try to invite talent from all over to come to Harlem for the festival, so we find a lot of young up and coming artists to showcase their talent. I get the opportunity to work with these dynamic, talented young people. DI: How do you find members for the choir? They are all from churches in the Harlem and New York area, but do they go through an audition process, or are they recruited? Bailey: We have two ways; we get people
Harlem Gospel Choir show Where: Englert, 221 E. Washington Admission: $25-$35, Reserved Seating through our website or we get referrals from members of our choir themselves. We have 65 members now, but sometimes when we have three tours going out, divide into groups of 15. We had 15 members just come back from China, 15 are in Russia, and 15 are in Europe. And we have the local group that travels the United States. DI: Where does the nickname Angels in Harlem come from? Bailey: People call us the Angels in Harlem for the work we do for young people — and we have a lot of young people in the choir — so they call us that for the work we do all over the world, raising money for children’s charities.
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