The Collegian - Vol. 140, No. 14
The student newspaper of Central Methodist University
PRESENT AND PAST ISSUES OF THE COLLEGIAN AVAILABLE ONLINE - GO TO CMU WEBSITE T he C ollegian Central Methodist University • Fayette, Mo. Vol. 140 • No. 14 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 SIFE team named regional champions Meghan Barton THE COLLEGIAN Central Methodist SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) competed in the SIFE regional competition in Chicago, Ill. After diligent preparation, the SIFE group traveled to Chicago to showcase their efforts here at CMU and in the community. Made up of six SIFERS, one of the presentation team’s duties was to memorize a 24-minute script, or presentation. The goal of the presentation is to educate the judges on how CMU SIFE impacts lives in our community and empowers individuals to lead the best life possible. The CMU SIFE presentation team included Kaity Eversmeyer, Ryan Sherman, Jacob Heppner, Sophie Wilensky, Sean Faulkner, and Meghan Barton. The presentation itself and the annual reports were meticulously crafted by Shannon Dickerson, Lisa Bohill, and Kayla Sanders. SIFE Sam Walton Fellows Amy Dykens and Julie Bennett provide unlimited support and guidance through each project and task. Central is a small university and having a close-knit team allows them to be accountable to each other and faithful to their work. CMU SIFE competed against larger universities, such as the University of Indiana and the University of Kansas. Making such an impact with a relatively small budget is what SIFE feels sets them apart from such competition. Building off the success of the previous years; this year they had one goal: to effectively empower target audiences. By focusing on target audiences with identified needs, SIFE was able to make a deeper impact: economically, socially, and environmentally. Through applying business concepts and an entrepreneurial approach, SIFE was able to improve the quality of life in one community; our community. The Kiddy Economics project represents a simple but powerful example of how we empower those most in need. This legacy project was the first project the CMU SIFE team ever executed and has been popular every year at local schools. The state of Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requires kindergarten teachers to introduce students to the economic concepts of “scarcity,” “wants versus needs,” “opportunity cost,” and “cost/benefit analysis.” For the past eight years, SIFE members have visited elementary schools in the surrounding area to teach basic money skills at the Kindergarten level using age appropriate techniques. SIFE felt the need to reach out to students about money skills at an age past kindergarten. This year, they extended the project to fifth graders in our community. SIFE was able to partner with Commercial Trust, a local bank, to organize a field trip. Team members first went to their classroom to provide a pre-lesson to the students about what they would learn that day. Five SIFE members and 50 fifth graders boarded the yellow bus for Commercial Trust. A large portion of families in Fayette are struggling financially, and many students had never even been in a bank before. SIFE feels by providing the opportunity for them to learn how important it is to save money, they have established a great mindset for students and started a relationship for them with the local bank. SIFE also executed Green Shoes. The team works in conjunction with the NIKE Reuse-a-Shoe Program, which takes the three parts of athletic shoes (rubber, foam, and fabric) and turns it into a substance called NIKE Grind. The NIKE Grind is then used to make surfaces for running tracks, tennis courts, and padding for basketball courts and playgrounds. The team has surfaced an entire playground with over 700 shoes collected. The SIFE team was approached by the Board of Trustees to craft a sustainability policy for the University. Since, it has been approved by President Inman and senior staff and adopted by the University. SIFE also is responsible for pairing CMU Plant Operations with Boonslick Industries to implement a recycling program here on campus. The pairing not only helps CMU to go green, but create and sustain jobs for the mentally disabled through Boonslick Industries. With funding help from multiple grants, SIFE was able to host and execute an event for local entrepreneurs, Build-ABusiness. Dividing SIFE students into stations suited by skill sets, participants were guided through financial planning, marketing, advertising, sales forecasting, legal structure, and human resources considerations. www.centralmethodist.edu Entrepreneurs worked intensely to write and do financial calculations using the LivePlan software SIFE was able to provide to each participant through the grant money at each station. Mentors coached and provided support while station experts led the teams through the planning sections. After a long day of planning together, SIFE helped participants to present their ideas in front of a group from the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. These distinguished members of our community listened to each presentation and awarded the best two ideas cash prizes to aid in their dreams. SIFE presented these projects in the form of a 24-minute presentation. Upon completion of the presentation, CMU SIFE exited the room with beaming facials, ecstatic at the performance the team had just given. At the awards that afternoon, CMU was the first team called to be advancing to nationals. CMU was also among the very few teams to scream and jump up and down at their success. The team and SIFE Sam Walton Fellows Dykens and Bennett are extremely proud of their victory and cannot wait to compete at the SIFE National Competition in Kansas City on May 22-24. Members of SIFE presentation team in Chicago (from left to right): Jacob Heppner, Ryan Sherman, Sophie Wilensky, Kaity Eversmeyer, Meghan Barton, and Sean Faulkner. Dream comes true for CMU singer Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN Brittany Losh has been a fan of Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre since she began studying his music in high school. On April 1, the Central Methodist University student performed with the Distinguished Concerts International in New York City (DCINY) under his direction. Losh auditioned for the performance last December. Losh, a junior vocal music education major from Pacific, Mo., arrived in NYC on March 29. The next morning she attended her first rehearsal at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Losh visited Radio City Music Hall and even got to be on stage. Losh auditioned for a solo part in “Five Hebrew Love Songs” during a Saturday morning rehearsal. At the audition Whitacre conducted her, and Losh describes it as “one of the most memorable moments” of her trip. Composer Morten Lauridsen attended this rehearsal and accompanied the singers on his piece “Sure on This Shining Night” on piano. According to Losh, the performers applauded Lauridsen after the song, but he stopped them and explained it was the best performance of his song he had ever heard. The rest of the day consisted of sight-seeing and attending a Broadway performance of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. The dress rehearsal was held at Carnegie Hall, just a couple of hours before the performance. Losh describes the concert as “unbelievable.” “There aren’t any other words to describe how it feels to sing where so many other great musicians have been, and to share a stage with two of today’s greatest composers,” she says. There was a VIP reception following the concert at the restaurant Rosie O’Grady’s. During dinner Whitacre came to congratulate the performers, and Losh got a picture with him. “The whole thing feels like a dream,” she says. “I’ll remember it forever.” Eric Whitacre (far left) with Brittany Losh (far right). Page 2 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Letter from the Editor Seniors Name: John Coleman Hometown: Potosi, MO Major: English Activities: Chi Delta, Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Tau Delta, Library Fellow Honors/Awards: Dean’s List, Crestwell-Graff Scholarship, Delta Pi Omega Pi-Man Favorite CMU Memory: “There are so many great memories I have from the past five years. It’s impossible to choose one, so I’ll just mention some of my top ones (Hate to be too verbose!). I will always remember my Phi Mu Alpha Initiation like it was yesterday. Then there’s my Bid Night where I ran through and became a pledge of Chi Delta. From becoming Pi-Man to all the Library fun, I will always be so grateful to CMU for teaching me and for showing me how to grow up with a little fun.” If you did not have a chance to view the last issue of The Collegian before it was formally confiscated, it contained an article which was viewed by some as offensive and potentially damaging to reputations of those included. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere apology. I want it to be clear there is only one individual anyone can be upset with and that individual is me. I take full responsibility for the inclusion of the results of the Moker Brickys. The advisors Mr. Collin Brink and Mr. Jim Steele were not aware the event’s recap would be included. My fellow newspaper staff members were also not aware it would be included. I apologize to both the advisors and the other staff members for any inconvenience this may have caused. I would also like to apologize to the men of Alpha Phi Gamma. At the time I believed I was providing the fraternity recognition for their annual event, as I have done for every Greek event on our campus this year. Again, please do not hold any of these men responsible as they did not know it would be included. I have been asked why I chose not to edit the results and remove some of the “offensive” awards. As a journalist I decided to not censor any of the results. I also want to point out my name, as well as the names of my roommates and sorority sisters, were included in the article. As the editor-in-chief of The Collegian I decide which pieces are and are not included in our newspaper and the decision is not always an easy one. I ask that the voice of students on our campus is not damaged by the decision I made to include the article. Lastly, if you have any comments about the article or this letter, please speak with me instead of complaining to your friends or co-workers. I can handle criticism. - Brittanee Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief Letter from the Advisor In the April 11, 2012 edition of The Collegian, we ran the results of the Moker’s Bricky Awards. The Moker’s have the right to have their award ceremony, but we as the campus newspaper staff do not have to print the results. In this case, I, as Faculty Advisor, should have exercised discretion over the printing of the results. I failed to do so and for that I am sorry. I apologize to those women at CMU who were hurt by the publishing of the results in the newspaper. – Collin Brink, Faculty Advisor The Collegian • www.centralmethodist.edu Brass Quintet and The Church Street Boys Concert Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN Central Methodist University’s Brass Quintet and The Church Street Boys presented a joint concert on Tuesday, April 24. The performance began at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall in Fayette. The Brass Quintet performed three sets. Set one included Paul Dukas’ “Fanfare” from La Peri, Giocomo Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, and Luther Henderson’s “Amazing Grace.” Howard Cable’s “A Newfoundland Sketch,” Leo Hassler’s “Cantate Domino,” and James Barnes’ “Headache Scherzo (The Blight of the Fumble Bee)” from Divertissement composed set two. Set three was V. Ormsby, Jr.’s translation of “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.” The Brass Quintet is under the direction of Dr. John Perkins, associate professor of music. The Church Street Boys’ program included Aaron Copland’s “Zions Walls,” Paul Tschesnokoff’s “Salvation is Created,” Orlando de Lassus’ “Matona, mia Cara (My Lovely Lady),” Isaac Woodbury and Don Large’s “Stars of the Summer Night,” Bob Nolan’s “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” and Kurt Bestor’s “Prayer of the Children.” Frank Wilhorn’s “Tell My Father” featured Dane Johnson (freshman, Columbia) as soloist. Donald Heaton (junior, Chillicothe) accompanied on oboe. Michael O’Neill (junior, Pleasant Hill) and Alex Kirby (sophomore, Columbia) had solos on Johnathan Quick’s “Loch Lomond.” The Church Street Boys is under the direction of Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music. Kelley Head, adjunct professor of music, accompanied on piano. Kirby accompanied on bass. The Brass Quintet personnel included Lakyn Baker (trumpet, sophomore, Fayette), Joslyn West (trumpet, junior, Macon), O’Neill (horn), Johnathan Daniels (trombone, senior, Wooldridge), and Kirby (tuba). The Church Street Boys personnel included tenors Cal Bergthold (sophomore, Perry), Kirby, O’Neill, Hershel Williams (freshman, Buffalo), John Critchlow (junior, St. Charles), John-Michael Emmons (sophomore, Columbia), Micah Jeffries (freshman, Rock Port), Samuel Lucas (senior, Clinton), and Brian Thode (junior, Crystal City); and bass singers Austin Long (freshman, Monroe City), Luke McKinney (junior, Harrisburg), Chris Sutton (freshman, Lebanon), Archer Tribett (freshman, Little Rock, Ark.), Heaton, Joe Jefferies (freshman, Fayette), Johnson, Daniel Long (sophomore, Odessa), and Chris McCollum (freshman, Chamois). The Collegian The Collegian is published by the Central Methodist University student government and the university’s communications and is published every other Wednesday. Additional staff persons are needed in various capacities. Contact either of the editors or advisors. The Collegian welcomes your comments and letters to the editor. Contact Brittanee Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org. STAFF MEMBERS: • Brittanee Jacobs - Editor-in- Chief • Meghan Barton - Managing Editor • Lauran Burgin - Layout Editor • Tyler Bishop Perera • Andie Borchardt • Sean Faulkner • Alex Harrell • Jacob Heppner • Skyler Jameson • Daniel Mullan • Eileen Stacy • Sophie Wilensky • Tyler Winn • Collin Brink, Faculty Advisor • Jim Steele, Editorial Advisor 411 CMU Square Fayette, Mo. 65248 This issue of The Collegian and all past issues for the 2011-2012 school year may be found in their entirety on the CMU website. The staff would like to thank the Fayette Democrat-Leader for the transportation and aid in distribuand “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber. tion of The Collegian. The staff The Chorale conductor is Dr. Claude Westfall, as- would also like to thank the Fayette sistant professor of music and director of chorale ac- community for the support of the student newspaper. Chorale and Conservatory Singers present joint concert Advice to Freshmen: “Be proactive in your college career! Brittanee Jacobs We all are busy, and it can be THE COLLEGIAN overwhelming sometimes, The Chorale and the Conservatory Singers of Cenbut participating in the world tral Methodist University will present a joint concert around us helps. It’s the outlet Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m., in Linn Memorial United for all the craziness, and the Methodist Church on the CMU campus in Fayette. friends you make help make it The concert by these two Swinney Conservatory all worth it.” of Music groups features a variety of music and is free and open to the public. Plans after Graduation: “My The Chorale’s performance will include “Singet eventual goal is to be a pubdem Herr nein neues Lied” by J. S. Bach, with Kelley lic librarian. Now the plan is Head (adjunct professor of music) on harpsichord; to move to Columbia and see “Magnificat” by Dieterich Buxtehude, with Alisha where the world takes me from Maples (senior, Huntsville) and Jeanne Lambson there. I want to attend grad (adjunct instructor of strings) on violin, Head on school eventually, but I think harpsichord, and Nathan Gargus (sophomore, Owsome adventuring needs to hapensville), Brenna Wheeler (junior, Pleasant Hill), pen first.” and Thomas Myers (sophomore, Fayette) on cello; tivities. Under the direction of Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music at CMU, the Conservatory Singers also offer some special performances for this concert. They will perform a song cycle based upon the poetry of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. This cycle will include “I Celebrate Myself,” “I Am of Old and Young,” “A Child Said,” “When Lilacs Bloom’d,” “Song of the Open Road,” “Smile, O Voluptuous Cool-breath’d Earth,” “With Music Strong I Come,” “Poets to Come,” and “Come, Said my Soul.” The cycle will feature Head on piano, Lambson on cello, and guest performer Ashley Nelson (Jefferson City) on harp. Get Connected! Join The Collegian on www.facebook.com/collegiancmu www.twitter.com/cmu_collegian Page 3 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Champions of Character Newspaper Staff Word of the Week Sophie Wilensky THE COLLEGIAN Faith: Confidence or trust in a person or traits Traits are: trust, courage, integrity, respect and honor Here at CMU our athletes, members of other organizations and staff members here on campus strive to be the best we can be. The Champion of Character organization here at CMU has one main purpose; that purpose is to make every Eagle the best they can be in the classroom, on the field, in the office and in the community. Hopefully these weekly words can remind of you of how amazing it is to be a CMU Eagle. We hope that each and every one of you takes these words with humility to better yourself, your teammates and the people that encompass your life. Name: Skyler Jameson Hometown: Center, MO Major: Communication Activities: Football, The Collegian Sportswriter Honors/Awards: Varsity Football Letter, Eagle Scholarship, Football Scholarship, Being the “Young Pup” Favorite Newspaper Memory: “Listening to Brittanee and Meghan complain about EVERYTHING, delivering the newspaper, agreeing with everything Heppner and Sean say just to make Meghan mad, talking about my one true love (you know who you are), and enjoying all of my “Young Pup” duties.” Advice to Future Newspaper Staff: “Do your assignments because when you don’t, the editors choose to give them to the underclassmen and it sucks!” The Collegian • www.centralmethodist.edu Concert Band performed final concert of the year Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN The final concert of the 2011-2012 year for Central Methodist University’s Concert Band was Sunday, April 22. The concert’s program included C. E. Duble’s “Wizard of the West,” Nancy Seward’s “A Celtic Festival,” Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” and David R. Gillingham’s “With Heart and Voice.” The band program also included three solo presentations. Junior Donald Heaton (Chillicothe, Mo.) performed “Solo de Concours” on his saxophone; sophomore Rebecca Shroyer (Boonville, Mo.) played a clarinet solo, “Con certino”; and senior Kristel Catterton (Fayette, Mo.) performed “All Those Endearing Young Charms” on her euphonium. Following the concert, seniors were recognized and awards were given to several stu- dents. The band was directed by Roy “Skip” Vandelicht, assistant professor of music and director of bands. John Paulson’s “Epinicion” and Philip Bliss’ “On a Hymnsong” was directed by Dr. Dori Waggoner, assistant professor of music. Second annual Humanities Conference Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN Central Methodist University’s second annual Humanities Conference was held on Wednesday, April 18, in the CourtneySpalding Room in the SACC. The conference lasted from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Each session had a different theme and a panel of students for each session. Students presented papers and a question-and-answer session followed. The first session was “Comics and Literature,” and its moderator was Dr. Jeremy Reed, assistant professor of English. Presenters were Brad Dudenhoffer, Adam Russo, and Rachael Jones. The second session, “Identity,” was moderated by Dr. Kavita S. Hatwalkar, assistant professor of English. Presenters were Nathaniel Oliver, Caryn Jackson, and Geofrey Bilabaye. The third session was slightly different than the others. The presentation was by the students in EN 224 - King Arthur’s Legacy, a course taught by Dr. Travis Johnson, assistant professor of English. Mariah Fuhrman, Chris Gerken, Brittanee Jacobs, and Ashton Zimmerman prepared food and drinks from medieval times. John Coleman, Derek Freeman, Caramon Goosey, Rachael Jones, and Abigail Ulrich were in charge of medieval entertainment including dance, song, and clothing. The fourth session, “Epistemology and Belief,” was moderated by Dr. Kevin Carnahan, assistant professor of philosophy and religion. Presenters were Kayla Kelly, Brett Marriott, and Ryan Adams. The fifth and final session was “Social Critique,” and its moderator was Dr. John Porter, assistant professor of English. The pre- senters were Zimmerman and Coleman. Meghan Barton THE COLLEGIAN Wednesday, April 25 -Spring Fling; Inman Plaza; 3:30-7:30 p.m. -Inscape Release Party; Eagles’ Nest; 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 -Student Recital; Kountz Recital Hall; 10 a.m. -Political Science Lecture: American Government; SACC; 1-3 p.m. -FCA; Stedman 200; 7-8 p.m. -International Eagles Meeting; Eagles’ Nest; 7-8 p.m. -Student Bible Study; Eagle’s Nest; 8-9 p.m. Friday, April 27 LAST DAY OF CLASSES -Alumni Weekend (Multi-Day Event) -Softball Playoffs -Sigma Epsilon Pi Banquet; SACC; 6:45 p.m. Saturday, April 28 FINALS BEGIN -Men’s Soccer Scrimmage; Davis Field; 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29 -Choir Concert; Linn Memorial; 4 p.m. -Fine Arts Celebration; SACC; 6:30-8:30 p.m. -Sunday Night Movie; Stedman 200; 8 p.m. Monday, April 30-Thursday May 3 FINAL EXAMS Friday, May 4 -HACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship; Lamoni, IA -Graduate Luncheon/Commencement Rehearsal; SACC; 12 p.m. Saturday, May 5 -Baccalaureate; Linn Memorial; 10:30 a.m. -Social Sciences Honors Award Ceremony; SACC; 11:30 a.m. -Commencement; Puckett Field House; 2 p.m. Jazz Choir and Band presented joint concert Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN Central Methodist University’s Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble presented a joint concert on Tuesday, April 17. The performance began at 7:30 p.m. in the Courtney-Spalding Room on the fourth floor of the Student and Community Center in Fayette. The Jazz Band’s program included Glenn Miller Band’s “In the Mood,” Rich Matteson’s “Blues for Dr. Cranberry,” Neal Hefti’s “Li’l Darlin’,” Willie Maiden’s “A Little Minor Booze,” Phil Wilson’s “Basically Blues,” and the ever-popular “Kansas City.” The 21-player band was directed by Roy “Skip” Vandelicht, assistant professor of music and director of bands. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love,” Margareta Jalkeus’ “Prepare the Way,” Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Ellington and Irving Mills’ “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If Ain’t Got That Swing),” U2’s “MLK,” Billy Joel’s “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel),” and Gioacchino Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville Overture.” The Vocal Jazz Ensemble personnel included Calley Rogers, soprano (junior, Lebanon); Hannah Swoboda, mezzo soprano (senior, Jonesburg); Tanjie Hoover, alto (sophomore, New Franklin); Cal Bergthold, tenor (sophomore, Perry); Austin Long, baritone (freshman, Monroe City); and Dane Johnson, bass (freshman, Columbia). The six-person ensemble was directed by Claude Westfall, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. All six performers had solos. The Jazz Band also played Saturday, April 14, for the Fayette Rotary’s 75th Anniversary. They were hired to play a KMZU-sponsored dance in Brunswick on Saturday, April 21. Page 4 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Screen-Free Week Jacob Heppner THE COLLEGIAN According to the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 40 percent of three-monthold infants are regular viewers of screen media. Combining this with the fact that screen time is habit forming and the more time children engage with screens, the harder time they have turning them off as older children. Along with the fact that screen time is also associated with problems including lower school achievement, reduced physical activity, victimization by classmates, and increased BMI and we have a serious problem on our hands. Because of these ever-increasing problems with younger generations and screens and TV’s, a program was instituted to combat this. What used to be TV Turnoff Week has now evolved into Screen-Free Week. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should have less than two hours per day of screen time. Screen time is defined as any time spent in front of a TV, computer, or other gaming device. In order to show children that they can have just as much fun in activities that don’t involve screens the Fayette Area Community Trust has funded a Screen-Free Week. During this week, April 15-21, different groups on campus volunteered to put on events to help children realize that they can have just as much fun outside with other peers. From 3-5:30 p.m. every day, kids flocked from local schools to our campus to join other friends for a fun time of various activities. On Monday, the Alpha Gamma Psi sorority held a fun time of games and laughter on the sidewalks outside of Holt Hall. On Tuesday, The Zeta Psi Lambda sorority had a tie-dye making activity. Kids learned how to tie-dye shirts and every one of them was super excited to wear their cool shirts to school the next day. Also on Tuesday the ladies of Sigma Pi Alpha hosted Messy Night, where they had water bal- loons, a huge target on the side of hill and also chalked up the whole sidewalk surrounding the rec center. Not to mention they also had tons of bubbles, sort of reminiscence to Finding Nemo. I also heard a rumor of Brittanee Jacobs rolling down the hills with some of the kids. On Wednesday, the Alpha Phi Gamma fraternity, Mokers, held a pool session. This is the third year the Mokers have volunteered their time to this event. Kids spent a whole hour in the pool throwing balls around and playing games like Marco Polo and Chicken. After an hour in the pool, the kids then played a huge game of tag outside the rec center. Over seventy kids attended this event! On Thursday, the CMU Ladies Basketball team hosted the kids for the afternoon. This was the first year the ladies helped out with this event, and it wasn’t apparent at all; they looked like professionals. This well-run event was filled with all sorts of fun basketball games and the kids had a great time playing with collegiate athletes they looked up to. Finally on Friday, the amazing library crew helped the kids make colorful bookmarks. It was an amazing week for kids to realize that there are so many ways to have fun that don’t involve watching screens. They played sidewalk games, learned to tie-dye; I’m sure their moms loved that. It was equally as amazing to see students from campus give up time to work with these kids. According to Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, “Adolescents who watch three or more hours of television daily are at especially high risk for poor homework completion, negative attitudes toward school, poor grades, and long-term academic failure.” This is a saddening statistic that hopefully can be fixed but it will take time and work. Luckily our school and Fayette Area Community Trust have made this a priority that will not only affect this generation but also many generations to come. National APO Conference Eileen Stacy THE COLLEGIAN Earlier this semester, a few lucky members of APO got in a car and drove to Colorado for the National APO Conference. APO is a service organization here on campus, and can be found on many other college campuses all over the country. They help with philanthropy all over the nation, and locally, they have raised money for many different projects. (How could anyone miss the lucky people sleeping in cardboard boxes in the plaza to raise money? It’s obvious that this is a tight, close-knit group of friends who are happy to be doing something for the community. After all, their motto is Leadership, Friendship, and Service. Two of its members, Caryn Jackson and Camrun Montgomery sat with me to tell me their experiences. The conference itself allowed the members to meet with other people in chapters all over the country. There were workshops, which gave ideas and information of service and philanthropy projects. “The conference included leadership courses which are engaging and applicable to more than just APO. Legislation over section and region business were completed, allowing an understanding of the bigger picture of what APO is outside of our chapter at CMU,” said Jackson. APO has a lot of great aspects that make it special. For one thing, you can work with APO even once you are done with school. They offer scholarships and provide new ways of learning leadership. It’s a great way to give back to the community, and it’s a great way to meet people. “APO is such a beautiful thing that is hard to understand from the outside and may seem silly but if you give it a chance it will sneak into your heart and change who you are and how you see the world to a much better perspective. It changed my life and made my college career while defining who I am going to be for the rest of my life,” added Montgomery. One of the best parts about the trip itself “was to have John Coleman win a lifetime membership in front of 300 people. That was really cool, and moving,” said Jackson. The Collegian • www.centralmethodist.edu Central Methodist business students honored Office of Public Relations THE COLLEGIAN Academic excellence within the Accounting, Business and Economics division at Central Methodist University brought 15 awards to a dozen CMU students during a celebration held this past Thursday, April 19. Another eight CMU students were inducted into the campus chapter of Delta Mu Delta, national honor society in business administration, according to Division Chair Sally Hackman. Shannon Dickerson, a CMU senior accounting major from Moberly, received three awards and Kaitlyn Eversmeyer, a senior business major from Troy, garnered two at the banquet and awards ceremony on the CMU campus. Dickerson took home the Accounting Excellence Award, the Departmental Fellow citation, and a Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Leadership Award. Eversmeyer also claimed a SIFE Leadership Award, along with the Noble Emmett Baskett Scholarship in Business. Others honored at the event included: Randy Barta, a senior accounting major from Sturgeon, the Gentry Estill Award for Total Business Excellence; Meghan Barton, a junior communication studies major from Fenton, a SIFE Leadership Award; Andrew Behrle, a junior business major from Buffalo, the Banking & Finance Excellence Award; Kayla Calvin, a senior business major from Troy, the Business Education Excellence Award; Alexa Fox, a senior business major from Columbia, the Marketing & Advertising Excellence Award; Debra Heggemann, a senior business major from Jonesburg, the General Business Excellence Award; Olivia Herlein, a senior business major from Armstrong, the Susan Estill Award for Total Business Excellence; Kelsey Johnley, a senior business major from Troy, the Entrepreneurship Excellence Award; Jennifer Mosley, a junior accounting major from Chatham, Ill., the Lisa Powell Goessling Merit Scholarship; and Kayla Yount, a senior business major from Overland Park, Kan., the Outstanding Senior in Accounting, Business and Economics. Eight students along with faculty member Todd Lawrence were inducted into Delta Mu Delta, a national honor society established to honor superior scholastic achievement of students in business administration. The CMU chapter, Beta Psi, was established in 1976. Students inducted included: Shawn Beard, a senior business major from Moberly; Andrew Behrle; Caleb Boeckman, a junior accounting major from Eugene; Alexander Hunter, a junior business major from Kansas City; Jennifer Mosley; Kayla Sanders, a junior business major from Armstrong; Ryan Sherman, a senior business major from Fayette; and Amelia Truex, a junior accounting major from Bunceton. Inscape party April 25 Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN Inscape, CMU’s magazine of the arts, is hosting its annual release party on Wednesday, April 25, in the Eagles’ Nest. The party is from 5-7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The winners for poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and photography will be announced. Students whose submissions are included in this year’s Inscape will be able to read their works aloud. Loaded Chamber, a band featuring CMU’s own Ben Gladden (sophomore, Salisbury) and Ryan McClouth (adjunct professor of music) will be providing music at the party. Food and beverages will also be provided. Copies of Inscape will be available free of charge. Page 5 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 The Collegian • www.centralmethodist.edu CMU names Commencement, Baccalaureate speakers Office of Public Relations THE COLLEGIAN As Central Methodist University prepares to celebrate Commencement and related festivities, two special people will give special addresses as part of the celebration on Saturday, May 5. CMU alumna Jenny Bergsten will deliver the Commencement address, while the Rev. Lynn Dyke will speak at Baccalaureate, CMU President Marianne Inman announced. Bergsten, who will retire from the CMU Board of Trustees this summer after more than 20 years of distinguished service, will deliver the Commencement address at ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. in Puckett Fieldhouse. Rev. Dyke, Mid-State District Superintendent for The Missouri United Methodist Church, will deliver the Baccalaureate service address Saturday morning at 10:30 in Linn Memorial UMC on the CMU campus. “We are honored by the leadership of these two talented and committed persons and their presence with us on May 5,” noted President Marianne E. Inman. Virginia Wood Bergsten Mrs. Virginia Wood Bergsten’s connection to CMU goes back to her undergraduate days at then-Central College, from which she graduated cum laude in 1959 with a bachelor of arts degree. Now a resident of Annandale, Va., along with her husband Dr. C. Fred Bergsten (’61), Mrs. Bergsten has served several terms on the CMU Board of Trustees (previously its Board of Curators). Presently she chairs its Teaching and Learning Committee and is also a member of its Trustee and Governance and Executive Committees. After gaining her undergraduate degree from CMU, she worked for a short time in its Registrar’s Office, then taught freshman composition classes in 1959-60. She later taught in high schools in Mehlville, Mo., Massachusetts, and Virginia, and at the International Language Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1985 she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Central Methodist, and the College Service Award in 1995. Mrs. Bergsten received the master of arts degree in literature from The American University in Washington, D.C. She has been active in educational, civic, and community service organizations in the Annandale area for many years. Rev. Lynn Dyke Rev. Lynn Dyke currently serves as the Mid-State District Superintendent for the Missouri Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, with offices in Columbia. That district covers 14 counties and 80 churches in mid-Missouri. Over the past 30 years, Rev. Dyke has served churches in Kimberling City and Marshfield, Mo., and in Arkansas and Kansas. She also worked in a youth services role for The United Methodist Church’s Pacific Northwest conference in Seattle. A native of Maryland, she moved with her family to the greater Kansas City area as an adolescent. Rev. Dyke graduated from Southwestern College, a UMC institution in Winfield, Kan., with a degree in elemen- tary education. She then attended Iliff School of Theology in Denver, and subsequently was ordained in the Kansas East Conference of the UMC. Rev. Dyke’s husband Dr. Jim Meyer is an associate professor on the Missouri State University faculty. They have one son, Matt, who is attending the Golf Academy of America in Texas. Delta’s 18th annual Teeter-for-Tots Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN This year marks the 18th year Teeter-for-Tots has been held on the Central Methodist University campus. Each spring semester, Delta Pi Omega partners with a CMU fraternity in order to raise money for Coyote Hill. The fraternities are on a rotation, and the 2012 partner was Chi Delta. For 24 hours, one Delta and one Chi Delt must be seesawing at all times. Most groups do sign-ups for the rotations. The 2012 Teeter-for-Tots began at noon on Wed., April 18 and ended at noon on Thurs., April 19. Delta Haley Powell (left) and Chi Delt Nick This year’s fundraiser raised $344.78 for Coyote Hill. Chapman (right) trying to raise money for There were 28 participants in this year’s service projCoyote Hill. ect—18 Deltas and 10 Chi Delts. Alex Harrell THE COLLEGIAN For those of you who think college recruiting isn’t fect game. It only took him 54 pitches to lead Johnbad let me tell you the story of Billy Pasteroni. Billy son’s Plumbing to the win. Of those 54 pitches, 53 is like every other 13-year-old. He likes hanging with were fastballs between 92-94 mph. The 54th? A 97his friends, hates vegetables, and recently learned mph fastball that not only ended the game but broke girls don’t have cooties. But that’s where the com- catch Zach Caronte’s hand. And its stories like this parisons stop. Billy is 6’1 and built like a high-school that has the NCAA keeping a close eye on Pasteroni. linebacker. That, coupled with the fact that he throws While colleges can’t legally contact Billy, they can a 94 mph fastball is why he is the youngest kid on my write up a letter of intent for him, though he won’t recruiting boards. be eligible to sign until 2016. “I’d like to drive a car, And it’s the reason the Pasteroni house has received watch an R-rated movie, and get my first kiss before letters like the following: “Dear William, We here at I have to worry about college. I mean is that weird? Recruiting Sanctions University would like to for- I just want to have a run of the mill teenage experimally introduce ourselves to you and your family…” ence,” Billy told me. This is nothing new. 15 letters a week arrive adPOSTSCRIPT: I did this interview over spring dressed to Billy. Letters from neighboring high break. As I left his house I honestly hoped something schools, jucos, and colleges, everybody it seems would happen that would give Billy the opportunity wants a piece of his golden right arm. Why just the to have a normal teenage life. Two weeks ago at the other day Billy nervously walked up to Sarah, a cute EA Sports Invitational Pitcher’s Camp, Billy tried blonde in his history class, and asked her to a movie. throwing his first curveball ever. The result? A torn She said no. Why? Because she figured he was just a Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL). He’s scheduled for stuck up jock. Tommy John surgery at the end of May. Good news? “We just want Billy to live a normal teenage life,” The letters finally stopped pouring in. And without his said Dave Pasteroni, Billy’s father. Normal? Try unwanted glory overshadowing him, Billy again tried this on for normal. Last year in the Smithville Little asking Sarah to a movie. This time she said yes. League Championship Billy threw a five-inning per- Can’t Miss Kid International Student Spotlight Daniel Mullan THE COLLEGIAN This week’s international student spotlight we caught up with sophomore soccer player, Cesar Golfetti. In order to find out a little about the Sao Paulo native we decided to quiz him on his life here as an international student. Cesar explained that he came to Central to play soccer, but also emphasized the importance of continuing his education. He’s currently a Sports Management major with a minor in Marketing and wants to pursue a career in either soccer management (coaching) or involved in an agency that specializes in dealing with soccer recruitment. He mentioned that being here at Central has helped him in various aspects of his life. Cesar noted the hands on approach within classes like team sports that provides him with the real world experience he will need in order to achieve his goal of becoming a great coach. In addition to the classes he has taken, he expressed the importance of learning English while he is here. Cesar was very impressed with the patience, and willingness of the professors to accommodate the extra challenge the language barrier creates. As a diehard soccer player, and fan Cesar’s main goal for next semester is to take the CMU Men’s Soccer team to the next level, and hopefully qualify for finals. “We had a really good season last year, and we have some very talented players able to compete in this conference. I’m pretty excited to see some new recruits under coach Schmidlin, and I’m ready to fight hard, and ultimately win.” Page 6 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 The Collegian • Sports www.centralmethodist.edu CMU Track and Field cleans house Alex Harrell THE COLLEGIAN Central Methodist University cleaned house this Monday as three student-athletes garnered HAAC Athlete of the Week. Carey Nolan, Jordan Kukal, and Kate Fulton were named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Track Athletes of the Week and Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, respectively Monday morning. Nolan became the third different Central Methodist student-athlete to claim the weekly track award after a pair of strong performances at the Billiken Invitational. A freshman from McHenry, Ill., Nolan finished second in the 400 with a time of 48.85 and third in the 200 with a time of 21.79. Kukal picked up his third individual accolade for his field efforts as he was part of the Eagles’ contingent at the William Jewell Invitational. A freshman from Springfield, Mo., Kukal recorded a throw of 48.11m in the discus throw to take top honors in the event. Nolan and Kukal will represent the conference in the running for the weekly NAIA Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week awards which will be announced no later than Tuesday afternoon. Fulton was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week on Monday morning. Fulton finished third in the high jump at the inaugural Billiken Invitational hosted by St. Louis University over the weekend, posting a jump of 1.62m. She was just .05m behind the winner from the host Billiken and was the top NAIA finisher at the meet. Softball stays on the Baseball completes four-game sweep of Missouri Valley right track against Baker Nicholas Petrone SID The Central Methodist baseball team completed a fourgame Heart of America Athletic Conference sweep of Missouri Valley on Tuesday. The Eagles (18-16, 10-8 HAAC) defeated the Vikings (4-35-1, 1-19 HAAC) by scores of 10-7 and 9-4. The Eagles are now 10-2 in their last 12 outings and sit in second place in the Eastern Division of the HAAC with an upcoming four-game series against Evangel (24-15, 13-5 HAAC), which is in first in the division, on April 20-21. In game one, Central Methodist took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning. Dustin Ray's RBI single plated Neil Hansen, and Eli Bowers single to left scored Mike Allen. Trailing 3-2 after four innings, the Eagles combined for seven runs in fifth and sixth innings to take command. Back-to-back RBI singles by Brennen Wood and Kyle Poynter highlighted a three-run fifth inning for the visitors. Bowers hit a two-run single to spark a four-run sixth. Tyler Paule (5-1) earned the victory on the mound, pitch- ing four innings and giving up three earned runs on five hits. Jordan Amlong took the loss for the home team in game one. He allowed five runs, four earned, on 11 hits in five innings. The Eagles jumped out to a 9-1 advantage through the first half of the second contest, scoring two runs in each of the first, third, fourth and fifth innings. Allen and Bowers had RBI hits in the first. Bowers also posted a two-run single in the fourth. Wood belted a two-run bomb to center field in the third. Zeb Wallace (3-0) picked up the win on the mound in game two. He allowed only one earned run on three hits in four innings. Cody Moore suffered the defeat. He gave up five earned runs on five hits in three innings. For more information about Central Methodist University athletics, visit athletics.centralmethodist.edu. Follow CMU athletics on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cmathletics and on Twitter twitter.com/cmueagles. Eagles show rival Mo Valley who is boss Skyler Jameson THE COLLEGIAN The Lady Eagles pulled out two close victories against Baker University. These two victories added on to the win total as they boasted their record up to (32-11, 13-1 HAAC) and are now ranked 23rd in the nation. It was another dominant pitching performance by Aubrey Utley as she grabbed another win making her 19-4 on the season. The Wildcats went up 1-0 in late innings until freshman Michelle Rupard hit a clutch single to send the game in to extra innings. In the last inning senior Kayla Yount hit a single into left field to score what was the winning run for the Lady Eagles. In game two the Eagles went up 3-0 in the fifth inning before the wildcats cut the lead down to just 3-2 in the sixth inning. After that Rupard again had a clutch hit and brought in two runs to make the game 5-2. Freshman Marjorie Lusby had a good game in the circle giving up two runs on three hits and improving her record to 5-4 on the season. Skyler Jameson THE COLLEGIAN The Central Methodist Eagles (18-16, 10-8 HAAC) took two games from struggling Missouri Valley College (4-35, 1-19 HAAC) by the scores of 10-7 in the first game and 9-4 in game two. Currently the Eagles are sitting in second place in the Eastern Division behind Evangel University of the HAAC. Despite trailing 3-2 at the end of the fourth inning the Eagles had strong fifth and sixth innings scoring three runs then four. Junior Mike Allen had an impressive showing going 3-4 at the plate and crossing the plate three times. Sophomore Tyler Paule who is 5-1 picked up the win giving up three runs on five hits. Sophomore Curtis Hicks picked up the save. The Eagles pinned nine runs on the Vikings and gave up just one run halfway through the second game. Mo Val’s comeback wasn’t enough as they scored just two runs in the sixth inning and just one run in the final inning making the final score 9-4. Sophomore ¬Zeb Wallace¬ remains undefeated as he picks up the win making his record 3-0. Senior Brennan Wood had a huge day going 4-4 at the plate and driving in two runs on a bomb to center field in the third. Page 7 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 CMU athletes give back to community on Service Day Nicholas Petrone SID Thursday marked 2012 Service Day for Central Methodist University students, faculty and staff. A total of 681 students, including student-athletes from all 14 sports and the Athletic Training Department, participated in community service projects from Fayette to Columbia. “We are very proud of all the students participating in service day,” said Mark Stone, Director of Student Activities and the organizer of Service Day. “Today was a huge success, and it was a great opportunity to get out and support the surrounding communities.” The Central Methodist volleyball team volunteered at www.centralmethodist.edu the Fayette Firehouse. The track and field teams helped build a trail at DC Rogers Lake. The men’s basketball team assisted with cleanup at the Fayette Cemetery and a chimney removal, while the women’s basketball team helped a food pantry in Columbia. The football team assisted with cleanup along Highways 240 and 5. The baseball team volunteered at a local house, while the softball team went to work odd jobs at Boonville area schools. The men’s and women’s soccer teams helped at Fayette area schools. Collectively, Central Methodist volunteers contributed over 2,000 hours of service on Service Day. Baseball splits with Graceland on Monday Nicholas Petrone SID Central Methodist and Graceland split a Heart of America Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader on Monday at Estes Field which was previously rained out last Saturday. The Eagles (13-15, 6-8 HAAC) defeated the Yellowjackets (18-19, 9-7 HAAC) 6-3 but lost the second game 8-0. In game one, after the visitors scored two runs in the top of the first inning, Central Methodist came back with two runs in the bottom of the second and the go-ahead run in the third. Steve Bazner plated two runs on a double before a Mason Mershon sacrifice fly scored Neal DeMartin, giving the Eagles the upper hand for good. Central Methodist built a 6-2 advantage with one run in the bottom of the fourth inning and two in the sixth. Mike Allen laced a RBI triple to right center and later scored on a double steal, giving the home team a four-run cushion. Tyler Paule (4-1) threw a complete-game victory in game one. He allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and struck out seven. Bryan Couch (1-3) took the defeat, giving up four earned runs on five hits in five innings. The Yellowjackets jumped out to a 4-0 lead in game two in the top of the second inning. Francis Rodriguez doubled to right center, plating three runs to highlight the frame for Graceland. The Yellowjackets added two runs in each of the third and fourth innings for the final margin. Martin Martinez (5-2) got the win in game two on the mound. He pitched a seven-hit shutout and struck out five. Ryan Revoir (0-4) suffered the loss. He gave up six runs, two earned, on seven hits in three innings. To the CMU Men’s Basketball Team: A huge THANK YOU for your outstanding work on CMU Service Day. Enjoy your summer and return ready to win lots of games next season! We’ll have plenty of blow pops waiting. Martha and Bill Holman The Collegian • Greiwe voted HAAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week Nicholas Petrone SID Drew Greiwe of Central Methodist was selected the Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Greiwe had a dominating performance on the mound for Central Methodist, which won all four of its games last week. A junior from Macon, Mo., Greiwe tossed a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts against Graceland while walking just two in a 5-0 victory. He leads the conference with 11.67 strikeouts per nine innings and improved to 3-2 with a 3.66 ERA. Greiwe will represent the conference in the running for the NAIA Baseball Pitcher of the Week award, which will be released no later than Tuesday afternoon. Klusmeyer voted HAAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week Nicholas Petrone SID Central Methodist sophomore Kelly Klusmeyer was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week on Monday. Klusmeyer won her second Field award of the campaign with a strong showing in her school’s event. A native of Boonville, Mo., Klusmeyer met the national “B” qualifying standard in the discus throw with a toss of 42.62 meters. Klusmeyer will represent the conference in the running for the weekly NAIA Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week award, which will be announced no later than Tuesday afternoon. Eagle Open final day results Nicholas Petrone SID Central Methodist men’s golfer Ty Lieberman finished third overall, and Central Methodist's “A” team on the men’s side placed second overall to highlight the final day of the Eagle Open. The Par-71 tournament, hosted by the Eagles, was held at Hailridge Golf Course. Lieberman finished the two-day event with a 146. Nathaniel Oliver was second on the team and tied for seventh overall with a two-day total of 152. Brad Howell fired a 157. Austin Rapp, who shot a 74 on Monday, Tyler Peasel and Wesley Sowell each tallied a combined score of 159 to round out the top four from both the “A” and “B” squads. The men’s “A” team tallied a 609. Central Methodist shot a 301 on the final day of the tournament, which was seven strokes better than Monday. On the women’s side, Jessie Norton led the Eagles with a two-day low of 182 after firing a 90 on Tuesday. Kelli Esquivel and Kayla Esquivel came up with a two-day score of 199 and 210, respectively. Mallorie Renth was fourth on the team with a combined score of 229. The women’s team tallied an 820 over two days. The Eagles shot a 402 on Tuesday, which was 16 strokes better than the first day. Missouri Baptist’s Dave Long was the top male individual finisher after scoring a 144, including a 68 after 18 holes on Monday. Missouri Baptist also won the men's team portion of the tournament with a two-day score of 604, including a 299 on Monday. William Woods’ Lindsey Johnson was the top female finisher with a two-day low of 158. She fired an 80 on the final day of tournament play. William Woods also won the women’s team portion of the competition, coming up with a 643 which included a 321 on Monday. Central Methodist will participate in the Baker Invitational on April 25-26. Page 8 • Wednesday, Aprl 25, 2012 The Collegian • www.centralmethodist.edu Entertainment Film Previews Sean Faulkner THE COLLEGIAN So understandably, towards the end of the semester students start to become strapped for cash and time. That is where I currently stand. I have unfortunately had very little time to watch movies which is the reason that I have not written a review recently. I therefore came up with a rather novel idea. The following is a short list of the films which I am currently anxious to see as they come out this year. For comedies, it looks like it may be a fulfilling spring and summer season. The most promising trailer I have seen thus far would be Ted, written and directed by America’s favorite weekly social commentator, Seth McFarlane. If you haven’t yet seen the trailer, you are doing yourself a serious disservice. After having his wish granted, an eight-year-old boy’s greatest companion, his teddy bear, comes to life. The movie picks up in a much later part of his life in which the boy is now Mark Wahlberg (you may know that I have serious reservations about Wahlberg, but the comedic value of this film outweigh my dislike for him). As the boy grew, so did the bear and now the two are drinking, cursing bachelors living the life. The movie seems to have the familiar boy meets girl, must decide between girl and lifelong best friend plotline. However, this has the potential to have an extremely fresh take on the issue. Please watch the trailer. Onwards. Tim Burton. I think it goes without saying that he’s a weird guy. Johnny Depp; well to be honest, apart from sometimes suffering typecasting, is an incredible actor. And, if you were unfamiliar, this is the longest ongoing bromance of all-time. In their eighth collaboration, Dark Shadows, Depp plays a count from the 17th century who has been cursed to live as a vampire forever by a witch jealous of his unreciprocated love. He’s chained and buried alive where he remains until 1972. After being released from his presumably agonizing prison, he makes his way to his family’s property. The film is about culture shock and jealousy, family pride and restoration. I am almost shameful to admit the next choice: Snow White and the Huntsman. From the title you should probably assume it’s about the story of Snow White because it is. Produced by the same people who brought the story of Alice in Wonderland in 2010, Snow White and the Huntsman promises a similar visual feast. The only downside I could foresee in this film is its rookie director attachment which causes me to wonder if the artistic work was done to make up for lack of substance. You decide. Watch the trailer. If there are any fans of science fiction, Ridley Scott (director of one of my favorite movies, Blade Runner) has a new film coming out this summer: Prometheus. Steeped in some mystery and looking to deliver suspense, Prometheus tells the story of a group of scientists and archeologists travelling from Earth to a distant planet to follow the runes and glyphs which had been left behind by several different civilizations across Earth through different time periods. Upon arriving to the planet, it seems to be devoid of life. However, as the explorers go further into the planet, they start to realize they have awakened a terrible power. Geeks and nerds, alike, rejoice! Finally, a promising new sci-fi film that doesn’t look like it will completely blow. On the Road. If you like drama and you like incredible literary figures, as I do, this movie is an exciting project. The film covers the remarkable journey of a young Jack Kerouac across America as he looks for life in the most unexpected places. With two actors fresh to the scene accompanying Kristen Stewart, I am eager and anxious to view this. Perhaps it will be incredible. Perhaps it will be nauseatingly awful. Regardless, I’m watching it and I recommend it based solely on the trailer. Here is a short list of other films which I think should be rather interesting. Please consider these and watch their trailers and get excited about them. Safety Not Guaranteed (starring Mark Duplass from the excellent show “The League”), House at the End of the Street (horror movie with a rather decent plot), Citizen Gangster (tells the true story of a WWII vet turned bank robber), Chernobyl Diaries (directed by Oren Peli), The Bourne Legacy (not starring Matt Damon), and Savages (a new film by Oliver Stone). Check these out, get excited. Video Game Review: “Rage” Tyler Bishop Perera THE COLLEGIAN The first review is of the video game “Rage.” “Rage” is a first-person-shooter game based in the post-apocalyptic future. The world has been devastated by a meteor, and the only survivors are those rugged enough to survive the impact and a select few who were aboard the Arks, government created underground bunkers designed to withstand the impact and release their contents, a select few who were given Nanotrites, basically nanobots that heal the body, and recolonize the surface. The plot line of the story is that a man named General Cross programmed the Arks containing himself and his followers to surface first giving him control of the surface creating an authoritarian rule known as the Authority. The Authority is rounding up all the Ark survivors and forcing Video Game Review: “Resident Evil 5” Tyler Bishop Perera THE COLLEGIAN There are a lot of “Resident Evil” games but for this review I’m going to talk about “Resident Evil 5.” “Resident Evil 5” is a third-person-shooter as opposed to a first-person-shooter. The gameplay itself is also founded on cooperative playing. Since it’s not always possible to get two people, the second player can be an AI that is an effective teammate not just a useless tagalong. The storyline follows the path of Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar as they try to stop a man named Wesker from releasing a virus that will kill all but those who have “Superior DNA.” them to their cause or killing them. This is where your story begins; you wake up from your ark as the only one left alive, the others having died from a malfunction. After you awake you are attacked by bandits and saved by a Good Samaritan with a sniper rifle. He hides you and asks for your help in protecting his town from the vengeful bandits. The story progresses from here with you getting missions from townspeople and progressing through the world. Your ultimate goal is to activate the rest of the Arks and gain a force large enough to challenge the Authority. The gameplay is fun and the missions are quite interesting but the ending leave you wanting more and not in a good way. The ending is just abrupt and under-played. I would have given this game a 10/10 but then after seeing the ending I can only give it 8 out of 10. The game was great, but the ending was very disappointing. As the story unfolds you gain new weapons and learn what happened to Chris’s old partner. The storyline, while unoriginal, is very well executed with a few unexpected surprises. The online gameplay is survival based where you try to survive against the zombies and get a high score however it can get repetitive. If you do well enough and get a score above about 60,000 you can unlock a character specific to that level, but this is very tedious and difficult to do. Overall, I would have to say that I did enjoy the game and its story and would be willing to continue the everexpanding series, “Resident Evil 5” gets a 9 out of 10. Page 9 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 The Collegian • Columbia Concerts Schedule Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN Venue Date Artists The Blue Note Thursday, April 26 Switchfoot, The Rocket Summer Mojo’s Thursday, April 26 Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Preservation Mojo’s Friday, April 27 Mojos Happy Hour with Doc Ox and Cowboy Billy Mojo’s Friday, April 27 Frontier Ruckus, Quiet Corral The Blue Note Friday, April 27 Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik Whiskey Wild Saloon Friday, April 27 John Anderson Mojo’s Saturday, April 28 Approach, Dallas Whiskey Wild Saloon Saturday, April 28 Rickie Lee Tanner Band The Blue Note Saturday, April 28 DAYGLOW – L1FE IN COLOR TOUR feat. AN21, Brass Knuckles The Blue Note Saturday, April 28 Jake’s Leg, Joe Stickley, Sean Canan The Blue Note Tuesday, May 1 Augustana, Greylag Mojo’s Tuesday, May 1 The 4onthfloor, Just Free Mojo’s Wednesday, May 2 Caveman, Enemy Airship The Blue Note Wednesday, May 2 Casey Donahew Band The Blue Note Thursday, May 3 Primus: 9th Street Summerfest! Mojo’s Friday, May 4 Mojos Happy Hour with John D’Agostino and friends! Mojo’s Friday, May 4 Florida Georgia Line Whiskey Wild Saloon Friday, May 4 Hazzard County Whiskey Wild Saloon Saturday, May 5 Hazzard County Mojo’s Saturday, May 5 Deadman Flats, Dumptruck Butterlip Film Review: American Reunion Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN I’ve never been much of a comedy fan but the American Pie series has always been able to make me laugh. I was nervous before watching the series’ latest installment because let’s face it, except in rare cases nothing beats the original. Ten minutes into the movie I realized I hadn’t made a mistake. The gang is back thirteen years later to return to East Great Falls for their high school reunion. Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) is still married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan). Chris “Oz” Ostreicher (Chris Klein) works in Los Angeles as an NFL sportscaster and he has a supermodel girlfriend. Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is married and is a work-from-home architect. Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is supposedly venturing across South America. Let’s not forget Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) who’s working as a temp at an investment firm. www.centralmethodist.edu Time Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Doors: 8 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. Show: 5 p.m. Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9:30 p.m. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Cost $22 $13/$15 FREE $8 $16/$18 $15 $5 $5 $32.50 Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9:30 p.m. Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9:30 p.m. Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9:30 p.m. Doors: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:30 p.m. Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Show: 5 p.m. Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9:30 p.m. $8 $15 $5 $7 $15 $35 FREE $8/$10 $5 $5 $5 The biggest letdown would have been for the series to not include all of the favorite cast members from the original. But don’t worry. Mr. Levenstein (Eugene Levy), Oz’s ex-girlfriend Heather (Mena Suvari), Kevin’s ex-girlfriend Vicky (Tara Reid), Stifler’s mom (Jennifer Coolidge), Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), Jessica (Natasha Lyonne) and Chuck “Sherminator” Sherman (Chris Owen) all make appearances at some point or another. The movie brings in some jokes that will never go out of style while adding some new ones. Stifler is still Stifler so you know shenanigans will never stop. The soundtrack includes many songs most will recognize from the first film and there are constantly references to the previous films in the series. These are the big points that won me over. In spite of all of the references to the original it doesn’t feel like a re-make of the first film but rather it seems to be the perfect last piece of pie. Film Review: The Darkest Hour Eileen Stacy THE COLLEGIAN I saw a preview for The Darkest Hour once while I was at the theatre. I concluded from the trailer that it looked just like any other storyline for a thriller. In other words, I found it rather stupid. Personally, I prefer movies that are a little different, a little twisted, and have crazy surprises. So I decided to see if this movie would surprise me… and I was WRONG! This movie has the exact story line like all the others. Aliens, or in this case, light beams, have minds of their own that literally turn humans into dust, and they WILL find you. These “aliens” chase humans and kill off most of the city of Moscow, (not to mention all the major cities in the world, so if this were to ever happen, Fayette is safe) leaving five people who only met that day. Sean (Emile Hirsch) and Ben (Max Minghella) are two of these young people who are Americans and travel to Moscow for business. They get their computer program basically stolen by their partner there, a guy named Skylar (Joel Kinnaman). They get angry and decide to party their troubles away, and sure enough there they meet two attractive girls, Natalie and Anne (Olivia Thirlby and Rachel Taylor.) And who else would be there that fateful night in a huge city like Moscow, but Skylar. Then the crazy light beams attack. These five scurry around Moscow running away from these light beams, and of course at some point one of them dies, which would be no other than Skylar. The other four meet a crazy old man who tries to “kill” the light beams… but sorry, it kills off the old man too soon. And of course they end up somehow killing the light-beam aliens, and they end up happily ever after, as they hook up into couples after all this. Yay. War of the Worlds, The Crazies, The Darkest Hour…if you have seen any of these you have seen them all. Here is my advice: don’t waste 90 minutes of your life on watching this movie. I would rather watch my boyfriend’s collection of the “Justice League” a million times until I have it memorized line for line than watch this again… And trust me when I say, that’s saying something. Page 10 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 AMRAP Jacob Heppner THE COLLEGIAN Just recently I was in the weight room. Weird, right? Anyway, one of my friends said, “Jake, I saw you pick up dumbbells the other day for the first time in forever.” I shrugged the comment off and laughed with him, but later on I started to think about this comment. It was true; I hadn’t used dumbbells lately in the way most of the guys use them for curls, triceps, and isolating other arm muscles. The more and more I thought about this the more I realized that I used to spend a lot of time working with dumbbells and just within the past semester I really hadn’t ventured into that area of the weight room. It wasn’t a New Year’s resolution; it just happened naturally, subconsciously. Why? Since I’ve discovered Crossfit, I’ve left behind workouts that involved lots of isolated lifts or lifts that really have no plausible application in real life events. Now I partake in workouts and lifts that integrate various muscle groups. No machines. No isolation bicep curls, when will you ever use that in a sport anyway? Instead, lifts that improve control and balance of the body. This is all based off the latest gym buzzword, functional fitness. Functional fitness can be defined as being fit for real life situations. You see conventional weight lifting, globo gym lifts, targets The Collegian • single muscles and these are great lifts if you plan on being the next Arnold or another bodybuilder. Let’s be honest with ourselves though, we aren’t going to be. So what are some examples of functional fitness? A major one everyone uses is deadlift. Have you ever helped someone move? Or moved yourself into your dorm room? Well then chances are you have picked up boxes of clothing, in the case of all you girls, many boxes. Learning and practicing the deadlift teaches us to keep our back tight and to not bend or else we’ll place a lot of stress on our lower back. This knowledge directly carries over to everyday events. Our muscle memory from lifting teaches us that lifting that mini-refrigerator with your back will hurt you. At its core, functional fitness is based on control and balance of the body. One-legged squats, lunges, box jumps, jerk, handstand pushups, L-pull-ups, all these lifts are all concerned with balance and control of your core. These are all movements that will not only improve your physical health and appearance but also your athletic capabilities in sports. Want to read into this more? Just let my friend Google look up functional fitness and you’ll have enough articles to fill up a whole night. Functional fitness plays a major role in our lives. Am I dissing curling and tricep extensions? No. But when is the last time you curled a box of clothes? www.centralmethodist.edu My Two Cents Alex Harrell THE COLLEGIAN Hi, I’m Alex, and I’m a Kansas City Royals fan. There I said it. Happy? Go ahead. Feel free to make your comments and jokes. You’re probably curious as to why I would ever want to cheer for a team that is usually mathematically eliminated from the postseason by JUNE, and for that I have one answer. I am a true fan. While many of you Cardinals’ fans are still using last year’s World Series win as dinner conversation, half of you have no idea what it means to be a true fan. Now before you get your bats and start looking for my dorm room, realize I’m not talking about all of you. There are a lot of diehard Cardinals’ fans. My good friend Anthony is one of them. Don’t know him? He was the kid in a Cardinals shirt running throughout campus screaming last October when David Freese hit his famous two-strike, two-out, walkoff, home run. And though he was saying,” What the %$@# are you swinging at you $%^#” as Freese missed strike one, figure I’d chalk that up to nerves. (Told you I’d remember Anthony.) Now that’s someone who’s passionate about his team. But it’s easy to be passionate about your team when you’re winning. I really wish I could know what it’s like to cheer for a team who was good enough to guarantee at least 105 wins every year. Hell I wish I could know what it’s like to win 75 games in a season. But it’s the amount of losing seasons you get though that makes your fan-ness batter. Personally, I have NO respect for Yankees’ fans. I think nothing of them and honestly believe they probably kick puppies and steal their neighbor’s newspaper. The same goes for Red Sox fans, you damn motherless purse stealers. Unless you are from Boston or New York, or you have honest connections to the teams, it’s just un-American. That doesn’t make you a fan. It just means you ride the band wagon. Think I’m wrong? Okay then, Yankee boy, tell me about Reggie Jackson, Bucky Dent, or even Roger Maris. What are you laughing at, ya Boston Beanhead? Explain to me why Bill Buckner had to change his phone number after only one ground ball. You can’t? Thanks, you just proved my point. Simply putting on a hat, tee shirt, and naming the $5.4 million dollar superstar on “your” team doesn’t make you a fan. I mean have you seen a game at your team’s ballpark? No? Again, thank you. Look if you are a true fan then by all means, allow this column to line the bottom of a birdcage. But if you read this and are feeling embarrassed and like suddenly everyone is glaring at you, well maybe you should take the tags off your “old, lucky” shirt. P.S. For those Royals’ fans who read this: This is it! This is our year! The stars are aligning! We can do it! Two in 12 right?! Right? Ah, screw it. I’ll see you at Kauffman on the party porch. (I’ll be the guy with the George Brett shirt and the paper bag over my head.) That’s What She Said...“Stop complaining and transfer, please” Meghan Barton THE COLLEGIAN Excuse me for a quick second while I climb on top of my soap box. Recently I have observed an abundance of negative attitudes about CMU as an institution in general. Every Sunday night it’s like clockwork; Twitter and Facebook simultaneously blow up with comments like, “Back to Hell in a little bit… I mean CMU.” Give me a break. The major problem is the majority of these comments come from seniors and even fifth-year seniors. NEWSFLASH: I know this is a hard concept to grasp, but maybe if you hate your life at Central SO MUCH, maybe… just maybe, you should have transferred like…FOUR YEARS AGO. As a junior, I know from experience that your time here at Central is what you make of it. If you go to class and lock yourself in your dorm room the rest of the time and go home every weekend, I agree your life probably will suck. At CMU, I am afforded leadership opportunities I would most likely not have at a larger university. I would not be VP of SGA, wouldn’t be co-president of SIFE, and so on. Also, the majority of the people complaining about how much CMU sucks just happen to be athletes. I’m sorry, but the likelihood of you playing football at a larger university like MU is definitely slim to none. I’m proud of the accomplishments I’ve made at CMU, and proud of the personal and professional growth I’ve made thus far. Being from St. Louis, coming to a school smaller than my high school made me feel apprehensive at first, to say the least. Now, en route back to Fayette, the feeling I get when I turn on to the second 240 with my windows down and music blaring is one that I’ll never be able to replace or forget. Coming back to CMU now resonates with the feeling of coming home. It kind of scares me that a town so different from where I’m from could feel so much like home. My favorite thing is definitely the term “CMU goggles.” Say I’m a guy and I go to MU for the weekend for a party. I see multiple attractive girls, and I realize that the girls at CMU I think are cute aren’t really in reality that cute, I just think they are since there are not that many of them. First of all, the guys to claim they have these said “CMU goggles” aren’t even attractive enough to talk about the lack of hot girls at Central. Oh, there aren’t enough attractive girls at CMU dumb enough to date you? Please tweet about that more. On breaks I try my best to visit my grandparents, both of whom went to Central. I’m reminded of what a truly special place Central is when I see the look on my grandpa’s face when he tells me stories of his days at Central College. The story of how my grandma and grandpa met, on a trip back to CMU for the Homecoming celebrations, never ever gets old. Do I ever question if coming to CMU was the right decision regarding my major? Yes. But then I think about the contacts I’ve made with professors and the relationships with friends that outweigh it. When I email my professors, do they know who I am and what my face looks like? Yes. Does the food in the caf suck? Yes. Are you old enough to live off campus and make your own food? Probably. Does the business office screw your life up royally? Sometimes. If you go in and talk to them nicely will they get it fixed? Yes. Does the parking suck? Yes. Is everywhere you need to go within walking distance? Probably. If you’re referring to CMU as CMHS, (Central Methodist High School) chances are you are the reason for the drama that surrounds you. If you hate your life at CMU so much, please transfer. Let the rest of us enjoy our college years in peace without you complaining and moaning every time something in your life goes wrong. Oh, your 8:30 class was canceled and your professor didn’t send out an email? Please take this opportunity to blow up my timeline about why you hate this school so much. Or, just go home and go back to bed. College is said to be the best years of your life. If you’re truly not happy with your experience at Central, grow up and make a change. If you’re satisfied with the norm of just sitting around and complaining about it all the time, you lead a sad, sad life. Please continue to sit on your tush and educate others about how much your life sucks via social networks some more. GO EAGLES! Page 11 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (Sophie)sticated Style Sohpie Wilensky THE COLLEGIAN Many people ask what style fits them best, and my answer to their question is whatever style expresses how you feel that day. We live in a society that creates a mindset that everyone has to follow a certain style, which is completely not true. However, you choose to dress should represent how you feel that day and not on what other people say you should wear. This is my last article of the year and I want to stress the importance of dressing for yourself and not anyone else. If there is one thing I have learned about “style” it is that everyone has their own, and it is influenced by culture, language, economic status and social upbringing. Your style should be inspired by the culture surrounding you and the people that encompass your life each and every day. When choosing your outfit, choose what would make you happy not what you think would make others happy. Your outfit should represent who you are as a person from the inside out; it should symbolize your personality as the unique person you are. Where ever the wind blows you in life, follow your own style as it will create confidence and courage for you to conquer your dreams. Xoxo Sophie Wilensky “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon” Perspectives... The Things We Think and Do Not Say Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN Most people don’t know I’ve attended four colleges. It’s on my mind daily but I choose not to discuss it. At times I do wish I had been in Fayette my entire college career but other times I realize the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met helped shape who I am today. Some of those times I regret it because I don’t get to spend more time with these people. To the boy who I judged too soon: I’m sorry for thinking how you are on the field is how you act in life. You’re not a jerk like I used to believe. Your heart always is in the right place. To the girl who tries to be a superhero: Stop being so tough. I know you’re capable of it but you no longer have to be. Listen to your dad. He gives the best advice. To the professor who will always remain my favorite: Since my very first class at CMU you caused me to look at life differently. I appreciate more music and I care about people a little more. You taught me it is okay to cry. To the boy who made a mistake: You’re hu- man. No one is perfect. Figure out who you are and what you want. Sometimes bridges are burned. The thing to remember is you can build them again. To the girl who is too hard on herself: Remember our conversations on the roof. You have an insane amount of potential. Move a little faster and take some chances already. You have Him on your side. To the boy who is struggling: You’ll get through it. It won’t be easy. It’ll be hard. Really hard. But you have the desire to overcome it. You’re better than this. I promise. To the one who calls me Britannica: You helped me get rooted and understand my purpose at CMU. I have nothing but great memories with you and our conversations continue to prove I will always be right when it comes to football. And movies. And everything else, too. And to the boy who won’t commit: I wish you would because I know we have what most people go their whole lives searching for. I guess I understand though. I graduate in 10 days after all... You all know who you are. And if you don’t, I guess I’m glad I’m thinking it and not saying it. The Collegian • Race to 2012: It’s Getting Started Tyler Winn THE COLLEGIAN On Nov. 6, 2012, we the people will hold the 57th Presidential Election. That gives you 188 days to decide which course you want to see this country take and who is going to lead us for the next four years. Last week, Rick Santorum suspended his campaign indefinitely, securing the Republican nomination for Mitt Romney. Both Romney and Obama have stepped up their rhetoric in order to gain an early edge over their opponent, and if the first week is any indication, this may turn into one of the uglier Presidential races. If you think that the last few years have seen a growing division and animosity between the Republican and Democratic party, just wait six months and a contrast that the likes of which has not been since the Civil War could exist. Both parties view this upcoming election as critical to the historical success of not only their own party but for the future of this country. Democrats salivated for eight years during the Bush era to finally get their chance to control government to their liking. Now there is a chance that they may not only be shortened to four years in the White House but all their policies that they fought to enact may also be immediately overturn. They believe that Obama’s policies have saved us from entering a depression and that he salvaged a mess that the Bush II era created. Republicans, however, see another four years of Obama rule as a pragmatic end to That’s What He Said... May 5th Sean Faulkner THE COLLEGIAN It is coming to an end. Five years ago, I looked at the summer as a quick reprieve before returning to donate another $24,000 for the university. The promise of once again seeing my fraternity brothers and friends coaxed my return and my compliance in the steep price of tuition. I didn’t realize at the time the immense impression this rural town would leave in my heart. I remember taking the exit into Boonville at the start of my sophomore year dreading the return to small town America. In the city, during the summer, I spent days working an easy job as a day camp counselor, evenings wakeboarding, and nights causing too much drunk mischief with my best friends. When it was inconvenient to be on the lake, there was no shortage of distraction. Driving through Boonville was the last glimpse of civilized living. www.centralmethodist.edu I distinctly remember losing my breath as I turned onto Highway 5. A rush of memories flooded my head and mixed with expectations for the year to come. That was four years ago for me. That feeling never changed since that time. Every year I had the same excited expression as soon as I start on the road to Fayette. Fayette. Many people fear this place because it is small, there’s nothing to do, and everything generally closes at 10 p.m. It couldn’t ask for a more undeserved moniker. Joy is where you look for it; fun is what you make of it. Fayette teaches these lessons and many more. Five years ago I was a naïve freshman eager to gain that “college experience.” Now I find myself, not as a jaded graduate, but as a man who has experienced more than I could have asked for and gracious to see that same fire in the eyes of many students who will be headed home, successful of their first year of college. Had you told me that by the time I’d have graduated college I would have done everything I have, I would dismiss you as crazy. I joined the Mokers. I went to Belgium. conservative philosophy in the states. History has taught them that by the time Eisenhower took over the White House it was too late to change the liberal-socialist policies that FDR had enacted. If the Republican Party wants to overturn Obamacare, end the attack on corporate tax rates, and cut Medicare spending it must be now. Republicans realize that the economy will be the number one issue for the entire race (in fact nothing else comes close) and have chosen a candidate with a successful business background in Mitt Romney. Romney, however, will not be able to outspend Obama as he was able to do to his opposition in the Primary race. That will make his appearances and debate performances that much more critical. If he can keep the focus on Obama’s failed policies and on his solution to kick start the economy then I believe he will have a chance. If you are worried that Romney will have trouble uniting the Republican Party as he did in the primaries, don’t. Remember, Obama is so despised by the Republican Party that they were ready to vote for Sarah Palin over him. Obama will rally the Republican Party greater than any Republican candidate ever could. So sit back this summer and enjoy what sure is to be a long, drawnout, scandal-filled, insults-thrown United States Presidential Election. Thought I’d fallen in love until I actually did, and I went head over heels. Thought that I had experienced heartbreak until I actually did, and I didn’t sleep for weeks. I felt the fear of cancer as my mom struggled with it and soaked in the grace of remission. I made commitments to organizations such as SIFE, helped to impact the community, and shared the excitement of achievement in a professional atmosphere. I woke up in places I didn’t remember reaching the night before and felt the sting of alcohol poisoning. The gamut of college, I saw it, heard it, lived it. As of the 5th of May, I will not be able to live in that environment again. It’s all business from this point forward. With angst I look toward the world. Don’t blame Fayette for your bad time. Blame yourself. Live as much as you can while you are here. Build bridges where ever you can, and be very hesitant to burn them. Embrace every lesson this place has to offer. This is a senior’s advice to you; do with it what you will. Page 12 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 The Collegian • CMU Greek Community www.centralmethodist.edu Chi Delta hosted Greek Goddess Competition Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN The second annual Greek Goddess Competition was held on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in The Little Theatre in Fayette. The competition was sponsored by Chi Delta, a local fraternity. The event was $2 per person and was open to the public. All proceeds supported Chi Delta. The competition was open to all Greek groups with female members. Up to two members from each organization competed in four categories: sportswear, evening gown, talent, and an interview. The winner of the Greek Goddess Competition received a check to be donated to the charity of her choice, according to Darrell Bailey, Chi Delta president. Actor and writer Bill Chott, a 1991 alumnus of CMU, served as the competition’s emcee. This year’s judges were Dr. Joe Geist, emeritus professor of English; Maryann Rustemeyer, assistant professor of English and mathematics; and Nicolette Yevich, director of the James C. Denney, Jr., Career Development Center. Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN On Wednesday, April 18, the men of Phi Delta Theta/Sigma Alpha Chi held a spaghetti dinner in the Parish House of Linn Memorial Church from 5-8 p.m. The event was $2 per person (to off-set the cost of food), and donations were encouraged. All proceeds were originally intended to go to the ALS Foundation to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Instead, the fraternity gave it directly to a family in need with a man who is struggling with ALS. Over 100 people attended the benefit and $280 worth of donations were collected. The two-dollar meal consisted of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and lemonade or tea. Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN The annual Viva Las Vegas! was held on Thursday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the SACC. The fundraiser was sponsored by Sigma Pi Alpha, a local sorority. This philanthropic event is a game night and auction where real money is traded for play money and participants partake in a variety of casino games. At the end of the event, an auction consisting of donated items is held. All of the money collected is donated to a shelter for battered women and children in Boonville called W.I.NG.S. This year’s event raised $450. CMU alum Brian Nelson served as the auctioneer. There were many hot items at the auction including St. Louis Cardinals tickets; Kansas City Royals tickets; speakers; Sony headphones; an HP printer; two digital cameras; coupons for tattoos and piercings; gift certificates to restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings, HuHot, McAlister’s, Olive Garden, iHop; and concert tickets at The Blue Note to the Casey Donahew Band and Augustana. Phi Delta Theta held ASL benefit Sigma Pi Alpha held annual fundraiser Eileen Stacy THE COLLEGIAN College is a great, spectacular time in a person’s life where you make some friendships that will last a lifetime. Even more so, it’s usually the point in your life where you start to become well acquainted with the dating scene. (Let’s face it, it’s way different from high school.) I have noticed lately an ongoing trend for many of my friends. Some of them have come to me for advice on the matter…which I’ll be honest, you’re crazy in doing so, because I have fallen victim to it myself on countless occasions: Rejection. Ah yes, that awesome word that has the ability to terrify and shatter one’s self-esteem in an instant! I can almost guarantee every one of you has experienced it at some point, and if not… well, it’ll happen at some point. (I used to think it wouldn’t happen to me… now I have gotten to the point where rejection is easy to shrug off. Sad, right?) But I’ll give it my best shot. At one point, I was told by a guy, “You are just that pathetic girl who loves to chase the boys who don’t TOMS: One Daycaswithout Shoes and Shannon Endicott opened there Brittanee Jacobs THE COLLEGIAN On Tuesday, April 10, over 30 people at CMU participated in the annual TOMS: One Day without Shoes event, according to Elise Schreiber (sophomore, Jefferson City). Schreiber and Megan Davidson (junior, Jackson) spear-headed the event which took place on CMU’s Fayette campus. ODWS is one day out of the year where TOMS sets aside to raise awareness about the millions of people who go without shoes around the world on a daily basis. This event allows people to realize what it is like to go barefoot for one day. The Wednesday before ODWS, Lu- Life Goes On even notice you.” (You know who you are, and thanks for that, by the way. *cough* RUDE!) But I’ll be honest. I truly have liked boys who simply refused to like me in return. We have all heard the same phrase. “I’m just not ready for a relationship.” This would come from guys who I had never even spoken, let alone thought, of being in a relationship with. All I knew was that I liked being around them, they made me laugh, we could easily communicate, and we always had fun around one another. But the minute they get it into their heads that you want something more, off they run! Furthermore, they make it weird around you by refusing to notice your very existence after that. (Why yes, I would love for you to pour salt on the wound you created. Thanks!) And there you are, left standing alone, thinking, “What did I do wrong?” Here is what you did wrong: NOTHING. Humans are, by nature, social beings. (If you don’t believe me, ask a psychology professor for a lesson in this.) We thrive on being near people we admire and can relate to. The only thing you are doing wrong is blaming yourself. Obviously, that individual you liked so much saw something home for a shirt-decorating party. Students who attended used stencils from the TOMS website and spray-painted the shirts to encourage awareness. Schreiber and Davidson have always been interested in supporting TOMS. “We are both very passionate about the movement that TOMS is doing, and we wanted to contribute,” explains Davidson. To get things started, the girls created an event on the TOMS ODWS website for the CMU campus and made a Facebook group to spread the word. “The event went great. We hope to build on this for next year and have an even bigger turnout,” says Davidson. not right, and ran away. Just because you didn’t see it as soon as they did doesn’t mean you’re dumb. It means you focus on the good aspects rather than the bad. Not enough people are like that anymore. So here is my advice. Smile, and look for someone who you can enjoy being around, and who enjoys your company as well. It makes it all the more pleasant, and when the “relationship” gets to be more serious, be willing to communicate to one another. And, if you turn someone down, remember this. They are humans, and they feel just as much as you do. It will NOT kill you to smile and say “Hello.” Nor will it kill you to just be honest and say that you value the friendship you have created but that’s all you want. Life is too short to be unhappy, and you are only given ONE. In fact, enjoy the freedom! You may get turned down on that date, or may not be asked to their formal, etc. But in the end, it all makes perfect sense. Besides, the only person who condemns you to being alone forevermore is yourself. 10 Days Til Graduation!