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Friday, September 25

  1. page Old Main edited ... {OLDOLDMAIN.jpg} As the oldest building still around at Drake University, Old Main was estab…
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    As the oldest building still around at Drake University, Old Main was established with the intent of housing the administration offices for the university. It is the place where many important decisions for the university have been made.[5]Old Main was the first building constructed on the Drake University campus, followed by the Science Hall in 1893. The building is currently located between Carnegie Hall and Howard Hall.
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    "Words cannot dedicate this building; it must be dedicated by the deeds of those who are to go forth from its intellectual shrine. May the seeds of wisdom here sown blossom in glorious deeds that shall silently ripen for eternity!" - D.R. Lucas, one of Drake's founders, said during his dedication to Old Main [5]
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    classrooms, and laboratories for Botany and Geology.[1] In 1900, they added the addition of the Sheslow Auditorium, where many events took place such as the popular women's intramural basketball games.[2] At the time, such events in this auditorium drew in very large crowds. Every hallway originally led to an inside stairwell which split off into separate lower
    {OldMain_1972.jpg} A photo of Old Main in 1972, contributed by Mr. Phil Leeson, AS'76
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    levels of stairs.[4]stairs.[4] Each room
    After the Auditorium was added, General Drake, who was a generous donor, believed that the administration building needed a "face lift."[6] In 1903, there were renovations such as a stairway leading to the attic above the auditorium, as well as passage ways that lead backstage. He removed the old entrance and added one that was better proportion-wise. They also added onto the bell tower, adding more embellishments. Since then, a few new doorways have been created through the walls inside, as well as a few shut off.[6]
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Thursday, August 27

  1. page home edited ... People - information about people associated with Drake from the past and present (including a…
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    People - information about people associated with Drake from the past and present (including alums, administrators, faculty/staff, friends, and benefactors)
    Traditions - Drake specific traditions
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    FYS022 - Drakepedia*Drakeapedia* - Building
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    As we transition the classwork into the public arena, we will be editing material and removing items that may be in violation of copyright laws due to the difference between a classroom environment and public viewing.
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    Questions or inquiries may be directed to Claudia Frazer ( claudia.frazer@drake.edu or 515-271-3776)
    * - due to another organization trademarking "Drakepedia" we have had to change our spelling

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    Questions or inquiries may be directed to Claudia Frazer ( claudia.frazer@drake.edu or 515-271-3776)
    * - due to another organization trademarking "Drakepedia" we have had to change our spelling

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Monday, June 8

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    Design: The building was designed by architectural firm Leonard Parker Associates, Architects, Inc. in Minneapolis with the intention of both fitting in with the campus and making an impression with modern styling. The building’s distinguished design made the cover of several architectural magazines and won an award from American School and University magazine[5]. The building boasts a “handsome reading room”, about 20 small study rooms, 200 individual study carrels, a rare books room, and conference rooms. John Edwards, law library director at the time said, “Aesthetically, the new library will be an attractive environment in which to study….It is a very impressive building.” The collection is housed in the basement and on all three levels and a third level mezzanine looks over the second level[6]. Additionally, the building was designed with the future in mind: it was wired for laptops and computers so that students could connect to the Law School network, featured three computer labs and a computer classroom, an audiovisual room, and a photocopy center[7].
    Location: The Dwight D. Opperman Hall and Law Library is located adjacent to Cartwright Hall on Carpenter Ave. and 27th Street. The main body of the building faces east and the main entrance faces FAC[8].
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    with Justice BlackmanBlackmun in 1988,
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    $100,000 gift toto endow the
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    1. Drake University. (April 16, 1993). A new chapter: The dedication of the Dwight D. Opperman hall and
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  2. page Waveland Observatory edited ... {DrakeMunicipalObservatorybynight.png} Drake Municipal Observatory at night. approx 1960. Lo…
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    {DrakeMunicipalObservatorybynight.png} Drake Municipal Observatory at night. approx 1960.
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    {DrakeMunicipalObservatorymap.png} Google map from Drake University to Drake Municipal Observatory. September 28, 2011. copyright - google. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=vl
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  3. page Waveland Observatory edited ... {DrakeMunicipalObservatorybynight.png} Drake Municipal Observatory at night. approx 1960. Lo…
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    {DrakeMunicipalObservatorybynight.png} Drake Municipal Observatory at night. approx 1960.
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    {DrakeMunicipalObservatorymap.png} Google map from Drake University to Drake Municipal Observatory. September 28, 2011. copyright - google. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=vl
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Thursday, April 30

  1. page Old Main Bell Tower edited ... Originally Submitted by Allison White on October 2011, Drake University {Old_MAin_Old_Pic.jpg…
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    Originally Submitted by Allison White on October 2011, Drake University
    {Old_MAin_Old_Pic.jpg} The Bell Tower of Old Main in its early days. Photo Courtesy of Cowles Library.Many are too young to have heard it ring, but some of you are old enough to have been blessed with the beautiful sounds of the Bell Tower in Old Main. The first ever Victory Bell came to Old Main’s tower in 1881, when Drake University was founded. [1]
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    bell rang tosummonto summon the students
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    years later when during summer
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    big bell for $350 to the purchasing firm it was boughtcompany from for $350 andwhich Drake purchased the old bell was no more.[4]originally.[4]
    This condition would not
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    years later, overmore than 206 students,
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    feet tall.[7] 5Five years later,
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    had been dubbed,dubbed “Old Brassie”;
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    mornings. For some reason,obvious reasons, the bell
    {Old_Main_Bell_Tower_Recent.jpg} A more recent snapshot of the Bell Tower. Photo was taken in May of 2011, courtesy of Drake University
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    Drake community. On
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    not ring. TheMany students were devastated; they had absolutely no idea what to do with themselves, so they wentupset and congregated
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    the Administration building to figure out what to do.building. An hour
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    "The Filthy FiVe".Five". [8] They
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    was not even close to the end oflast time the stealing.bell or its clapper would be stolen. Later that
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    5 years, everything was fine and dandy; the bell
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    with the bulldogs’Bulldogs’ win over
    {Old_Main_Most_REcent.jpg} The Bell Tower on a beautiful fall day. Photo taken in 2011 courtesy of the Drake Photo Bureau.A few years later, twelve Alpha Tau Omega pledges thought it was unfair not to have a bell at a distinguished university such as Drake. Over the course of 3 weeks, they collected metal for the clapper and had it welded to create a new one, but it never worked. The bell remained un-rung for many, many years. But, the bell would live on forever with this new plan that came to be. On July 22, 1987, Drake alumnus Willis E. Forsyth and his wife, Jeanette gifted the university with an electronic system. This electronic system is run by a computer which can be programmed for when the bell is needed to ring. The first event at which the bell will chime again will be on August 21st, 1987 at convocation on the front lawn of Old Main. [14] The bell and its clapper will no longer be stolen, and all was at peace in the Drake community.
    {Old_Main_Map.png} Location of the Bell Tower on Drake's campus. Photo taken in 2011, courtesy of Google Maps.
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  2. page Aliber Hall edited ... {aliber1.jpg} Albier Hall looking Northwest from University Ave. History: ... feet. Aliber…
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    {aliber1.jpg} Albier Hall looking Northwest from University Ave.
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    feet. Aliber HalHall was build
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    1930's [5].
    {aliber4.jpg} The house which stands where Ablier Hall will be built
    Before Aliber: This house stood where Aliber Hall now stands. It was between the Olmsted Center Visitor Parking Lot (on its east) and Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall (on its west)
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    The second floor is home to the College of Business Administration. The floor is divided into different parts; the academic services on one side and the Dean’s office on the other; and the extra space dedicated to conference rooms, reception areas, and a staff lounge. The Insurance Center is also located on this floor. It’s dedicated to promoting insurance education, primarily the undergraduate insurance and actuarial science program. It’s also dedicated to serving and interacting with the insurance industry, government, and the public.
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Tuesday, April 7

  1. page Memorial Hall Time Capsule edited ... Originally submitted by: Erica Skuta, Drake University, December 11, 2010 {memorial.box} Memo…
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    Originally submitted by: Erica Skuta, Drake University, December 11, 2010
    {memorial.box} Memorial Hall Time Capsule - Photo by Erica SkutaHistory of Artifact:
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    1996. Don Adam,Adams, executive assistant
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Monday, March 23

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    {meredithexterior.JPG} Meredith Hall - Photo Taken By Bobby Griffith September 20, 2011
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    glass [1].
    {meredithconstruction.jpg} Construction of Meredith - Copyright Drake UniversityDrake’s Meredith Hall began construction in the summer of 1963, but because of delays due to soil and foundation problems, the building did not officially open until the fall of 1965 [1]. The dedication ceremony was held at 3:00 pm on Thursday April 21, 1965. Present at the ceremony were the Dean of Journalism, Hugh Curtis, Senior VP of Meredith Company, Lester H. Mugge, Secretary and General Council of the Register and Tribune, Vincent Starzingerer, and the President of Meredith, Fred O. Brohen [2]. The building’s design and construction confirmed to many at Drake of the university’s desire to create a campus that show-cased distinguished modern architecture. Meredith was actually only part of a 5 million dollar expansion project announced in November of 1959 [3].
    {meredithblueprint.jpeg} First Floor Blueprint - Copyright Drake University
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    {meredithcourtyard.JPG} Courtyard - Photo Taken By Bobby Griffith September 20, 2011
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    energy [6].
    {meredithbasement.JPG} Basement Station - Photo Taken By Bobby Griffith September 20, 2011
    Today Meredith Hall has revamped its classroom and studio technology with the most up-to-date computers and cameras. The local campus radio station, 94.1 The Dog, is broadcasted by students from the radio studio inside the basement of Meredith and it remains one of the most recognizable buildings on campus.
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