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New director of admissions arrives with new perspective

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
October 28, 2014
Filed under News

At the end of the month, a new director of admissions will be taking the position of a longtime staff member on campus. Ryan Thompson, Drake university admissions counselor, has decided to make the switch to the Viking community this year, following the retirement of Diane Johnson... Read more »

Students prepare for fall concert

Heather Carpe, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

Students in band, choir, and Kantorei have been hard at work in preparation for their fall concert which is set to take place at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, in Luther Memorial. The three groups have put several hours into rehearsing and practicing outside of class each week since the start of the year... Read more »

Sense of security remains as assault numbers escalate

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under News

This past week, Drake University had a scare of a potential shooting when a student took to the social media website Yik Yak and left threatening comments. The Des Moines Register reported the story, and the student was charged for threatening the campus. He has been ordered to stay away from all Drake... Read more »

Campus welcomes those who fight hunger

Evan Stober, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under News

The World Food Prize is an annual award that showcases the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Campus welcomed a World Food Prize laureate this week, keynote speaker Gebisa Ejeta. Ejeta’s talk, titled... Read more »

Danish gymnasts share Denmark’s culture

Danish gymnasts share  Denmark’s culture

Heather Carpe, staff writer
October 24, 2014
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Danish gymnasts from Denmark’s Academy of Physical Education Elite Performance Gymnastics Team performed for Grand View students and the Des Moines community on Sunday, Oct. 12. The gymnasts formed the group in June 2013 and began practicing on weekends leading up to the tour that brought them... Read more »

Huffington Post interviews professor

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under News

Huffington Post produced a new podcast focusing on the recently released, Christian-based movie, “Left Behind” where John Lyden, professor of liberal arts, was interviewed by Paul Raushenbush. “Left Behind”, a remake of an older film, was released into theaters on Oct. 3 and focuses on what... Read more »

Budget Cuts

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

For weeks now, administration has been contemplating a budget cut and on Thursday, Oct. 2, the final decisions were made. Due to the decrease in enrollment on campus this year, the staff had to face some tough decisions in order to lower the spending. Along with the toilet paper cuts on campus... Read more »

Apple releases new ‘innovative’ iPhone

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014
Filed under News

Apple released its new iPhone to the public on Sept. 19. This 'new design, however, looks slightly familiar. Just like multiple other phone companies, Apple decided to go with the thin width and larger screen, but many said this approach on a new phone was nothing more than a copycat of the Android. Lauren... Read more »

Homecoming recap

Claribel Vizcarra, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014
Filed under News

Sunday The university kicked off the start of homecoming week by adorning the sidewalks with beautiful colors and art to support the different clubs and organizations on campus. The day was sunny and hot and students came together to create a mural that represented the involvement... Read more »

Decrease in enrollment leads to budget cuts, new programs

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

For weeks now, administration has been contemplating a budget cut and on Thursday, Oct. 2, the final decisions were made on what to eliminate from the budget. Due to the decrease in enrollment on campus this year, the staff had to face some tough decisions in order to lower the spending. Along... Read more »

Faculty members receive tenure

Faculty members receive tenure

Matt Spurlock, staff writer
October 3, 2014
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The annual promotion and tenure ceremony is a celebration of select few faculty members who have reached milestones in their careers and have advanced through peer review. This year’s event took place last Friday in the Rodholm Room of the Humphrey building and recognized four promotions and celebrated... Read more »

Athletic director appointed to NAIA board

Athletic director appointed to NAIA board

Evan Stober, staff writer
October 3, 2014
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The university upholds the standard of engaging, equipping and empowering people to reach their full potential. Troy Plummer, athletic director, uses this standard to push the athletic department to new heights. Plummer was recently named to the Athletic Directors Association Board of Directors... Read more »