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Vol. 141 • No. 15

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April 9, 2014

Major changes to Central’s men’s and women’s soccer team.

CMU Enactus: Road to Nationals

Eagle Athletics Spring Sports

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WHAT’S INSIDE

CMU GREEK LIFE

Student Opinion

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Campus News

Honorary music groups will join for annual recital April 10 A joint event sponsored by two CMU honorary music organizations will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Linn Memorial Church on CMU campus. It is titled “American Music Recital” and will feature a number of selections composed or arranged by Americans, in addition to compositions from

Central alumnae and current CMU students. Taking part will be the women of Sigma Alpha Iota and the men of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Members of Sigma Alpha Iota will host an autograph auction following the recital.

Coaching change announced for CMU soccer teams By Jamie Krediet

Every April fool’s day people are a little more on their toes when it comes to pranks being pulled on them. In this case, the men’s and women’s soccer teams were told a meeting would be held in the gym with our coaches and Athletic Director Ken Oliver. Instantly, the teams thought they were attempting to pull a quick one, but they weren’t up to any funny shenanigans. Coach Dan Schmidlin will enter his seventh season this fall but this time there will be a little change. Over the past six years, Schmidlin coached the men’s and women’s teams. This made him a very busy man. The meeting Tuesday was an announcement letting both teams know Schmidlin will only coach the girls team this fall and the men will be getting a new head coach. “I told the athletic director that I couldn’t pick between

the teams so they chose for me. I’m really excited about being able to commit 100% of my time to the girl’s team,” said Schmidlin The program will also receive $40,000 for various expenses including travel, gear, and equipment. Kelsey Vanzant, a team captain and senior to be, is excited about the change in the soccer program. “When it comes to Coach Dan being the head coach for only the women’s team starting this fall, I think it is a great thing. I believe he is truly happy now that he put can his full focus on the women’s team. He will still help with the men’s team for the rest of the spring as well as help get the new coach settled. All in all I believe this is a great thing and will definitely benefit the women’s and men’s soccer program greatly.”

The Collegian

Founded in 1872, The Collegian is Missouri’s oldest college newspaper. It is published by the Central Methodist student government and the university’s communications department in concert with the Fayette Advertiser and Deocrat-Leader. It is published every other Wednesday. Additional staff persons are needed in various capacities including news reporting, sports, special columns, and photography. Contact the editor or advisors. The Collegian welcomes your comments and letters to the editor.

•Kaitlyn Klapperich-Editor kklapper@centralmethodist.edu •Bailey Brown-Layout Editor •Lori Ann Addington •Andrea Borchardt •Kyron Davis •Thomas Gilson •Jamie Gisburne •Jane Gonzalez-Meyer •Brandon Justin •Alexandria Martin •Sabrina Severson •Sophie Wilensky •Jim Steele, Editorial Advisor jsteele@woodcreekmedia.com •Collin Brink, Faculty Advisor

NOTE: The Collegian is dated every other Wednesday. Material intended for publication must be submitted on the Wednesday of publication (preferably earlier). Remaining Second Semester publication dates is: April 23rd. This Collegian and all past issues for the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 school years may be found on the CMU website.

The first wave of runners begins the Mark Robb 5k Sunday. (Photo by Greg Jackson/Fayette Advertiser)

CMU raises $4,693 through Mark Robb 5k Mark Robb’s tenure at Central Methodist lasted nearly four decades. Even after his untimely passing in December 2013, his legacy continues to thrive, as 238 people turned out or donated to the first annual Mark Robb 5k March 30. The charity race was organized by the Eagle men’s and women’s soccer programs and included participants of all ages, including Mark’s wife Vickie and three children, son Jess, and twin daugh-

ters, Lauren and Elizabeth. “Mark Robb was one of the most popular figures at Central Methodist,” head coach Dan Schmidlin said. “He touched the lives of many people as demonstrated by the turnout. We are all better people for having had Mark in our lives, and we want his memory to live on.” Central Methodist raised $4,693 through the race. Half of all proceeds will go to the Fayette Ministerial

Alliance Food Pantry, with the other half benefiting the Eagle All-Sport Boosters. Central Methodist cross country graduate assistant Morgan Goetschel crossed the finish line first in 18:11. “I couldn’t be happier with the efforts of our Central Methodist community,” University vice president and athletic director Ken Oliver said. “I would especialy like to thank the Fayette police department with their help

in making sure all runners were safe while on the roads in town. Their help with this event was tremendous.” Mark Robb, who worked for the University for 37 years, died Dec. 24, 2013, at the age of 60 from complications from surgery. He most recently served as senior associate athletic director since 2012.

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CMU Enactus travels to national exposition By Sophie Wilensky, Collegian Reporter

The CMU Enactus team competed recently at the Enactus United States National Exposition. The threeday event that took place April 1 through April 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. There were over 280 teams with more than 4,000 students who took part in the competition. The CMU team works with a very small budget, but makes a huge impact in the CMU and Fayette community. CMU’s team competes against teams who work with $200,000 budgets and get to travel all over Day 1: The first day of the exposition consisted of many stressful, yet exciting events. This was the first day our team presented in a league of nine teams. At the start of the exposition there were 23 leagues filled with nine teams. To say the least, competition was very fierce. We were one of the last teams to present that day and then we had the awards ceremony. At the awards ceremony, they announced who was moving on to compete in the quarterfinals round. We were in League 11 out of the 23, so the suspense of waiting to hear our name called was unbearable. When the announcement for the winner of League 11 approached, we were very anxious because we knew we competed against some good teams. Fortunately, they said Central Methodist University would move on to the next round. Our team stood up and screamed with excitement! We then got to go on stage to receive our award for being a quarterfinalist. Reaching the quarterfinals is the farthest the CMU Enactus team has ever gone at the national tournament which is why we were so excited.

impacting our world. We didn’t win the exposition but we did beat some of these better funded teams and showed that our small university can do just as much. The Enactus U.S. National Exposition is a time for students to meet other students who share the same passion and interest for businesses and impacting their community and world. Along with meeting other students, we had the opportunity to meet CEO’s and Presidents of major companies

like Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Wal-Mart, Ferrero, Hershey’s, Campbell, Home Depot, BIC, and over 150 more major sponsors. Our team was lucky enough to have the CEOs of Ferrero and Wal-Mart judge our presentations and speak to our team. The winner of the United States exposition will compete at the Enactus World Cup in Beijing, China in September. Day 2: The second day of the exposition was very nerve racking. We were one of the few schools competing that did not have over a $50,000 dollar budget, but we hoped our impact on our community would outweigh the differences in resources we had. The second day of competition included 20 leagues with six teams in each league. As we walked into present, we felt very confident and presented the best we could. At the end of the day, we attended the quarterfinal awards to learn if we would be the sole team from our league to move on to the semi-final round. We felt we had a very good chance, but we knew we were up against some even better competition than the first round. This time we were in League 1 so we would learn our fate very early in the awards ceremony. Unfortunately, our school name was not called when they announced the winner of League 1. Our team was upset but knew we had done an unbelievable, amazing job with our projects and our presentation. Overall, the exposition in Cincinnati was a success, a great learning experience, and we were proud to represent CMU.

Sighting of gunman apparently a hoax By Greg Jackson & Jim Steele

CMU’s campus was on lock-down for nearly two hours late Thursday night and early Friday morning after receiving an anonymous phone call of a gunman sighting on campus. According to Fayette Chief of Police Jeff Oswald, the phone call was received by the Howard County 9-1-1 dispatch center at 10:03 p.m. and officers were on the scene at the campus four minutes later. CMU sent out an alert shortly after 11 p.m. stating that all of the campus was on lock-down. Students and faculty were asked to move to a secure location. According to Kent Propst, CMU executive director of marketing communications, the phone call was made from an untraceable cell phone. The caller reported that a gunman had been spotted near Burford Hall, one of five residence halls on campus. Oswald said the description of the al-

leged gunman was a white male wearing a white hoodie and carrying a handgun. In addition to the initial call, Oswald said a few individuals stated “they had seen a white male matching the description, travelling on Lucky Street on foot.” Once the campus was on lock-down, authorities searched each building looking for the alleged gunman. Assisting the Fayette Police Department were the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, the New Franklin Police Department, and the Glasgow Police Department. Roadblocks were set up on Church Street at the north and south ends of campus (as shown in photo) to prevent onlookers from getting into potential danger. Oswald said after a search did not find anyone matching the description or finding any gunman, officials gave the all clear signal at approximately 12:40 a.m., when ev-

erything checked out as secure. Propst noted that CMU’s campus lock-down processes commenced immediately; however, a delay in notifying university officials created a holdup in initiating the text alert. Officials are evaluating this matter and it will be resolved, he said. “We want to thank our students, who took this threat seriously and reacted accordingly,” Propst added. “Local law enforcement did a superb job responding, and we know their investigation will continue. Law enforcement officials with the full cooperation of CMU will do everything within their power to investigate and resolve this matter. “As you know, CMU regularly drills for situations involving an active shooter. This incident was an opportunity to put our practices in place;

and as we do after our regular drills, we will conduct a review of the event with an aim for continuous improvement. CMU’s Crisis Management Committee is collecting information and will meet to review protocols and procedures to ensure they are both effective and efficient. Thanks to all who assisted with a very serious situation. This is a good reminder that no place is immune from this type of threat.” Classes were held as scheduled on Friday.

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CMU Athletics

Eagle softball ranked 18th for third week KANSAS CITY - Central Methodist is ranked No. 18 for the third-straight week in the 2014 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced by the national office Tuesday. The Eagles received 263 points, and the ranking in three-straight polls matches the highest mark in school history since being ranked 18th in the 2013 Preseason Top 25 Poll on Nov. 12, 2012. Pat Reardon’s squad enters Tuesday off to its best start (21-4) in school history riding an 11-game win streak. The Eagles are 2-1 to date against current Top 25 competition, having defeated Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

and Campbellsville (Ky.) but lost to Spring Hill (Ala.). Central Methodist is the lone

Heart of America Athletic Conference team in the rankings. Concordia (Calif.) re-

Women’s golf finishes 3rd in WWU Spring Invite

FULTON, Mo. - Central Methodist finished in third place after the final day of the William Woods Spring Invitational at Tanglewood Golf Course. The Eagles carded a 697 in the two-day tournament. Alannah Hustead finished 13th overall with a two-day score of 171 (89-82). Jamie Gisburne tied for 14th with a 174 (94-80). Allison Quigley was one stroke back of Gisburne in the tournament with a 175 (88-87). Jessi Norton carded a two-day score of 177 (89-88). Ashley Spaulding finished with a 189 (96-93). No. 6-ranked William Woods

tains the No. 1 position for the 13th-straight week in the third edition of the Poll. The Southern States Athletic Conference boasts the most Top 25 mentions with five teams: No. 2 Auburn Montgomery, No. 7 Spring Hill, No. 10 William Carey (Miss.), No. 14 Belhaven (Miss.) and No. 21 Brenau (Ga.). The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences /independent /unaffiliated groupings. The fourth regular-season Top 25 poll will be announced on April 8.

CMU men’s golf finishes 4th in Evangel Invite

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Central Methodist finished in fourth place after the final day of the Evangel Spring Invitational at Rivercut Golf Course. The Eagles carded a 636 (323-313) in two days with 12 birdies at the Par 72, 7,066-yard course. Ty Lieberman shot a fiveover 77 with six birdies on

the final day to finish tied for sixth overall with a two-day score of 157 (80-77). Brendan Ross fired a four-over 76 Tuesday to finish tied for 13th with a 161 (85-76). Trevor Cooley tied for 16th with a 162, shooting an 81 on each day of the tournament. Ryan Rost tied for 25th with a 166 (87-79). Austin Rapp finished in 31st with a 169 (77-92). Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) won the tournament with a team score of 618 (311-307). The Lynx’ Joaquin Diaz placed first with a score of 146 (73-73). Central Methodist participates in the Missouri Valley Spring Invitational April 7-8 at Indian Hills Golf Course.

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picked up its fourth-straight victory in its own tournament, as the Owls scored a 621. Avery Rochester from Columbia (Mo.) was the overall winner, totaling a 151 (77-74). Central Methodist participates in the Missouri Valley Spring Invitational April 7-8 at Indian Hills Golf Course.

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Women’s Track and Field: Eagles place third in CMU Invite

Men’s Track and Field: Eagles finished second in CMU Invite

FAYETTE, Mo. - Kaitlyn Loeffler put forth a National “A” qualifying mark and broke her own school record in the 5,000 meter race walk Saturday at Hairston Track, highlighting the Eagles’ third-place finish in the Central Methodist Invitational. The Green and Black totaled 106 points. Loeffler placed fifth overall and crossed the finish line in 27:20.71, breaking her 2013 time of 27:37.90. The Eagles’ Kaitlyn Emig won the 400 meter hurdles in 1:08.30. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Emig, Briana Zumwalt, Jacqueline Ander-

FAYETTE, Mo. - The Eagles finished second overall Saturday in the Central Methodist Invitational at Hairston Track. The Green and Black totaled 135 points. The Eagles’ Nick Homan won the pole vault after clearing 4.80 meters. The Lake Sherwood, Mo., native posted a National “A” qualifier and broke his own school record from this season of 4.65 meters. Jordan Kukal reached the “A” standard in the discus throw, winning the event with a toss of 48.06 meters. In track events, Central Methodist’s DeMarcus Jackson won the 100 meter dash in 10.74 seconds, which is a “B” qualifier. Cris Renteria won the 3,000

son and Alexandra Surgeon placed second in a time of 52.40 seconds. In field events, Stephanie Atkinson won the pole vault for the Green and Black after clearing 3.20 meters. Mallory Haley and Briana Greer placed first and second, respectively, in the shot put with marks of 9.25 and 6.75 meters. Greer also placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 39.56 meters. Truman State (Mo.), a NCAA Division II school, won the meet with 245 points. The Eagles will participate in the Missouri Relays April 11-12 in Columbia.

CMU’s Emily Nealley leads teammate Adriana Above: Junior, Briana Greer Romero in the 1,500m run in Saturday’s CMU during her throwing event. Invitational.

CMU Baseball takes first two games from Graceland University FAYETTE, Mo. - Central Methodist pounded out 21 runs on 19 hits in two Heart of America Athletic Conference victories over Graceland (Iowa) Saturday at Estes Field. The Eagles took the first two games of the four-game series by scores of 9-3 and 12-5 and were aided by nine Yellowjacket errors. Graceland (15-18, 7-7) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning of game one on a Steven Rodriguez tworun single, but Central Methodist (1315, 6-6) countered with five total runs in the second and third innings. The Eagles put up a four-spot in the second on a three-run double from Eli Bowers and a RBI single by Nick Galenti. A Jesse Zellner towering solo bomb

to left to lead off the bottom of the third made the score 5-2 in favor of the Eagles. A Matt Kobeski sacrifice fly in the fifth trimmed the Yellowjacket deficit to two runs, but the Eagles added four runs in the sixth with the help of two Graceland errors. With his team leading 7-3, Hayden McMillon plated two more on a tworun double for the final margin. McMillon finished game one with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Bowers drove in three runs, while Zellner had one homerun and scored three times. Kobeski had three hits and a RBI in the loss. Jeff King (2-4) earned the win on the mound, allowing three runs,

Sophomore Chris Renteria runs through a pool of water during his event.

meter steeplechase in 9:41.61. Doug Hutcherson placed fourth overall in the 5,000 meter race walk and posted a “B” qualifier in 24:37.02. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Jackson, Raymond Bradley, Nickola Shingles and Cameron Blanton won the race in 41.85 seconds, which is a “B” qualifier. Truman State (Mo.), a NCAA Division II school, won the CMU’s Cameron Blanton hands the baton to DeMarcus Jackson meet with 189 points. on the final leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay in Saturday’s CMU Invitational.

two earned, on seven hits with a season-high seven strikeouts and one walk in six innings. Reese Johnson threw one inning of one-hit, scoreless relief with a strikeout and walk. Pitcher Chris Borst (5-4) took the loss after giving up nine runs, seven earned, on seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks in five and two-third innings. The Yellowjackets committed five errors in the first affair. T.J. Singh gave Central Methodist a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game two with a line-drive homerun to right. Graceland tied the game in the second with a RBI single by Shawn Hovlid, but the Eagles scored nine-straight runs in a four-inning span to put the game away. After C.J. Regan gave the Green and Black the lead for good with a RBI double in the bottom of the second, the Eagles tacked on three runs in the third on a McMillon sacrifice fly and consecutive RBI doubles by Kyle Poynter and Regan. With the Eagles leading 7-1, Poynter led off the home-half of the fifth by belting a solo shot over the left field fence as part of a three-run frame. A Rodriguez RBI walk cut Graceland’s deficit to 10-2 in the top of the sixth, but a Galenti two-run single in the bottom of the inning stretched Cen-

tral Methodist’s advantage to 10 runs. Chasen Holland hit a solo homer in the seventh as part of a three-run frame, but with two on and two out, Joe Dileo struck out Rodriguez to end the game. Regan totaled three hits with two RBIs and a run scored. Poynter had two hits, a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored. Zellner finished game two with two hits, a RBI and run scored. Singh had two hits, one homer, one RBI and three runs scored. Galenti drove in two runs. The Eagles had 12 hits. Riley Acra had four hits and two runs scored in the game-two loss. Alex Hunter (2-2) picked up the win on the mound with five innings of work, allowing one earned run on six hits with a strikeout and five walks. Rhett Quinlan tossed one inning of relief, allowing one earned run on one hit with a strikeout and two walks. Dileo gave up three earned runs on four hits with three strikeouts in one inning out of the bullpen. Graceland’s defense committed four errors in game two.

Delta Ladies The ladies of Delta Pi Omega were founded in 1947. We as a sorority are growing each year with new members, we currently have 24 members. We are very involved in philanthropic events and raise money each year for Coyote Hill during our teeter for tots along with other small charities.

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Tau Kappa Epsilon is the largest fraternity in the world, with over 250,000 members. TKE at CMU got their national charter in May 2012. TKE currently has 38 active members. Just recently, TKE raised $600.00 + for St. Jude’s. TKE has won 4-straight Greek weeks and is currently working on their 5th in a row.

Zeta Psi Lambda Returns to CMU By Alexandria Martin, Collegian Reporter he women of Zeta Psi Lambda are returning to CMU for the first time in two years. The women never really left, but the sorority’s charter was suspended due to an incident two years ago. During the past two years, the women of Zeta who remained restructured their membership policies as part of their application to regain their charter. Having been successful in getting their charter back, the women of Zeta are looking forward to adding new members to their sisterhood. There are 7 Zetas who remain because there have been two years without new members being added and members have been lost to graduation. The current members include President Haylee Paull, Vice-president Taylor Grellner, Treasurer Morgan Maples, Secretary Ciera Kluck; and members Ciera Brinton, Briana Greer, and Tegan Weimer. When asked about the low number of members, President Paull looked more at the reach of the group when she stated, “for being so small, we stretch far and wide across this campus. We have members in Enactus, FCA, two cheer captains, a Champion of Character, as well as an SGA Executive Officer, a student ambassador, and two William Randolph Hearst scholars. Our sorority’s GPA is 3.35.” The Zetas know they need new members to grow and improve their sisterhood. A larger membership allows them to do more charitable work for which Greek organizations are known. In addressing how to bring on new members, Paull stated “The administration has graciously allowed us a pledging period this semester. Although it is not set in stone, we are anticipating taking a pledge class in the upcoming few weeks. We know it will be tough because we were not allowed to promote Zeta in anyway while our charter was suspended. Since the reinstatement of our charter, we have been talking to ladies and informing them about the opportunities that Zeta could provide them with. We are planning on holding rushes where ladies can come and get to know us.” Paull added it is not just about adding new members to Zeta because “deciding to be a part of a sorority is not only about interest. It is about finding the right fit for you. We can only hope that there are ladies on campus that are interested enough to come see if we are the right fit for them.” When asked about how the process to get their charter back changed the sorority’s perspective, Paull discussed how having their charter taken away changed their outlook on Greek life as did all the experiences that came along with it. She further discussed how being put in a situation of such adversity brought the remaining members of Zeta Psi Lambda closer than a pledge week ever could. Paull reflected on the past two years, “Having to work through two years of highs and lows with the only constant being the ladies by your side will bring a

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Delta Dance The Dear Ladies of Delta Pi Omega would like to invite any and every one to come support the ladies of DPO at Delta Dance. On April 16, 2014 we will all gather in the Assembly Hall and start at 7:30 p.m. All money raised will go towards Delta. The Delta Dance is a “talent show” given by the Delta ladies to sing a few short songs. There will be games for the crowd to interact and start getting everyone involved. The price to get into Delta Dance will be one dollar for Greeks who wear letters and two dollars for Greeks who don’t wear letters and non-Greeks. So come out and have some fun with the Delta ladies, while we put on a great show!

Alpha Phi Gamma

Alpha Phi Gamma, often called the Mokers, is a local fraternity at CMU. They hold events such as the Moker March, Moker Smoker, a Christmas dinner and a sweetheart dance. Alpha Phi Gamma also contributes to philanthropic efforts such as Head Start holiday events and through other community based service. With their motto “amacitia faucet gaudium,” which means “friendship makes joy,” these men continue their near 70 year heritage with actives and alumni alike into the future of this university, anxious for what is to come

Duckies The Ladies of Delta Pi Omega would like to invite you to not only come support them, but other fraternities here on campus. The Duckies is a fundraising event where ducks will be given to gentleman in fraternities on campus to show how much the Deltas’ appreciate them and their support. There are a wide variety of categories of ducks will be handed out. The cost is one dollar for Central Methodist Greeks in their letters. The price is two dollars for Greeks absent their letters and non-Greeks. The event will be held in the Assembly hall on April 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the company of many other Greeks and non-Greeks here on campus, while helping support the ladies of Delta Pi Omega.

Alpha Gamma Psi Founded in 1927, Alpha Gamma Psi (ΑΓΨ) is the oldest sorority on CMU’s campus. Often referred to as the Alphas, their mascot is the dolphin and they focus not only on academics but having a great time in college too! The Alphas coordinate the annual Denim Day events on campus. Denim Day takes place in April every year in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. They also organize Midnight Magic, an annual Halloween party for elementary students to benefit the local food pantry.

Sigma Alpha Chi

The Missouri Beta chapter was secretly established at Central College (now CMU) in 1876; however, the organization was eventually discovered and disbanded some two years later. In 1947 Sigma Alpha Chi was established as a local Greek organization at Central College. Sigma Alpha Chi became a colony of Phi Delta Theta in the spring of 2006 and became the Missouri Beta Prime Chapter in 2007. The brothers of Phi Delta Theta have held the highest fraternity GPA on CMU’s campus from 2007-2014 and held the second highest GPA among all of the Missouri chapters during the 2013-2014 academic year

Alpha Phi Gamma

The Chi Delta men make up a strong but small number of eight active members. Remaining to be one of the oldest fraternities on campus they, “represent what a true brotherhood is.” Doing Greek Goddess, donating to habitat for humanities, and swing fest. The gentleman of Chi Delta take pride in their traditions and work hard even in small numbers to make big memories! year

whole new perspective to the bonds that are made in the Greek system. It has also brought to our attention the ways in which the Greek system needs to change.” According to Paull, the Zetas are determined to be a positive force within the Greek system and at CMU. One thing Paull does not shy from discussing is the incident two years ago and how it could affect new member recruitment. She clearly stated her thoughts on the issue, “I know myself, as well as the other members of Zeta, will approach the trouble from two years ago very honestly. What happened was inappropriate and wrong. We are very grateful for the opportunity to show the campus and community that we can do things right.” Paull further stated, “We hope to become an example to our fellow Greeks to show that you can still instill the qualities and values your organization holds important in new members without hazing.” She said Zeta Psi Lambda will be holding public educational sessions each semester for all Greek organizations outlining the guidelines of the New Membership Policies. Paull hopes prospective members will realize things have changed and give the Zetas a look. She knows the image of Zeta may be tarnished but she thinks if women thinking about going Greek will come meet with them, they will see the Zetas are an honest, sincere group of women. In addition to the women of Zeta being a draw to prospective members, Paull hopes the sorority’s philanthropy will entice some women to join. She discussed the importance of philanthropy in stating, “Philanthropy has historically been a focal point of Zeta Psi Lambda and we will continue to do what we can to help our community and those in need.” When asked what she want the CMU community to know, Paull said she wanted the community to know the Zetas will be active in Greek life and on campus. They will host informational sessions on the importance of Greek Life, put on philanthropic activities, and continue as a very active sorority on the Central Methodist University campus. In responding to what she wanted to say as a final word, Paull said, “The Ladies of Zeta Psi Lambda would like to thank our advisors, Dr. John Porter and Dr. Brent Myer for their help and support. Without their dedication to our sorority we would not have accomplished the things we did in the past two years. We would also like to thank Joy Flanders for all of her guidance and support in this process as well.” You may contact Haylee Paull at hpaull@centralmethodist.edu if you have questions about Zeta Psi Lambda.

Greek Life

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Nontraditional Eagles

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Faculty Spotlight

Originally from Dixon, Missouri, Professor Kendal Clark now calls Fayette home. A somewhat recent addition to the Physics department, Professor Clark is an Assistant Professor of Physics and teaches four courses each semester at CMU; physics being his favorite. As a graduate of CMU and of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, he holds four degrees. Professor Clark’s interest in science dates back to elementary and middle school, but his teachers in high and college played a large role in where he is today. According to Clark, “Having really good teachers in high school and college helped inspire him to become a teacher even

though it was something he was not sure about doing during his college days.” Before deciding on becoming a teacher, Professor Clark considered “pure research jobs.” He worked at the Oak Ridge National Lab with “no teaching load, just research.” After he graduated from CMU, he stayed in contact with Professors James Gordon, Professor of Chemistry and Larry Peery, Professor of Physics, both who would later help Clark start his teaching career at Central Methodist University. When he is not teaching, Professor Clark enjoys his hobby of restoring classic cars and anything automotive related.

Here at CMU we have a diverse student population from all over the world and from different backgrounds. This diversity gives this school its character and great overall environment, but there is one small minority population of non-traditional students who have a big impact in our collegiate community. Non-traditional students are classified as students who took an alternate route to college instead of the majority who enroll immediately (or within a year or two) of graduating from high school. These students often have interesting stories about overcoming adversity and showing determination to fight through challenging circumstances

to continue their education. One such non-traditional student is Thomas Gilson. Gilson is in his second stint at CMU. His original major in 1978, when he started college out of high school, was in biology because he wanted to be an x-ray technician. While staying with his grandparents in Fayette, his aunt died after battling cancer. This caused Thomas to lose interest in the medical field. After working hard to pay off all school debt, he moved to southern California and found various jobs to support himself. After his step-father died in 2007, Gilson returned to Fayette and inquired about getting back into school. In 2011 he decided to go back to CMU and

get a degree in communication. He has always been told by friends and family he had a radio voice, so he decided to take a step toward realizing his dream of being in broadcasting As a communications major, Gilson is a member of the Collegian team, a member of the CMU choir, and a radio personality for Eagle Radio and hosts a show from 4:20 to 6:20 every Wednesday afternoon. Gilson is a staple on the CMU campus and does a lot to make this school better. Since his return to Central he has increased his cumulative GPA to a 3.7. All students on campus are important because they add something that nobody else can, and in this respect Thomas is a prime example.

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CMU students now can get a haircut and their nails done all in one location. Last week, Florida Nails, which had been located in the former Market Street Floral location at 107 N. Main, joined forces with Bosses’ Barber Shop at 205 N. Main located just a stone’s throw from the south end of campus. Posing outside the facility are Florida Nails proprietor Sam Sophal, left, and barber Brandon Estes.(Jim Steele photo)

Anthropologist Recap By Lori Addington, Collegian Reporter & Alyssa Webb

Forensic anthropology has been a field of study for 150 years, but not until 1972 did it become popular. Dr. Michael Finnegan, professor emeritus at Kansas State University and active consultant in the field of forensic anthropology, spoke to approximately 150 people at CMU on March 26. Finnegan commented that he doesn’t find “anything to be difficult about his field, but finds it to be more in the sense of being frustrating” because of false impressions about forensics created by shows such as CSI. He explained that you can’t really get DNA results in an hour; this is what he calls the “CSI Effect.” Finnegan also commented that shows such as CSI are “in large part unrealistic.” But he noted that the show Bones has some truth to it because the writer, Kathy Reichs, is a forensic anthropologist. Finnegan did not grow up wanting to be a forensic anthropologist. An opportunity arose while he was in school and he stumbled into the field. Finnegan said he works on 35 to 40 cases a year. His first federal case was in 2003 and took place in Kansas City. But one of Finnegan’s

most famous cases is when he exhumed and helped identify the famous outlaw Jesse James. When law enforcement comes to him for help, they ask for assistance in such things as determining the identity of the victim, the cause of death, and the time of death. To help determine identity, Finnegan looks for the age, gender, stature, and race of the person. To determine cause and time of death he looks at injuries and pathology. Finnegan clearly has had a successful career in forensic anthropology. He helped identify the remains of downed American pilots in war zones and slain dissidents in Eastern Europe. He has done work in Africa, Australia, Europe, Asia, plus North and South America. Finnegan holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, with pre and post-doctoral fellowships at the Smithsonian Institute. He’s also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has served as the director and vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. With all of these achievements, Finnegan said his proudest accomplishment was marrying his wife.

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(Sophie)sticated Style Food, lifestyle, fashion, fun by Sophie Wilensky

8 New Phone Apps you should know about! 1. EVERNOTE FOOD With Evernote Food 2.0, you can add to your entire gustatory life. Now available for the iPad, the free app is ideal for finding restaurants, storing recipes, and saving shots of the things you’ve devoured. Since a good portion of our Evernote was already food-related, this one’s a no-brainer. 2. EVEREST What’s your “Everest?” Learning another language? Getting to the gym daily? Eating your weight in bacon? With this app, you can finally start working towards your life goals. Think of it as a social network for people who get things done. Share your goals, get tips on how to break each down into steps, and track your progress towards a more productive year. 3. RISE ALARM CLOCK If waking up were easy, we wouldn’t be out inventing alarm clocks that explode or sound like the end of times.

The Rise Alarm Clock app is beautifully designed and makes waking up about as pleasant as possible. It’s super simple to operate – even allowing you to snooze just by shaking your phone – and the minimalist design is a nice way to ease into your first cup of coffee. 4. FIND. EAT. DRINK Yes, there are approximately bajillion restaurant apps. So why should you download Find. Eat. Drink.? Well, unlike the majority of those apps, Find. Eat. Drink. is actually curated by people who know a thing or two. Instead of angry customers who didn’t get the extra bacon they asked for, Find. Eat. Drink. is run by chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers. With it, you can start finding all those spots that even those in the business love. 5. MIXLR

If you’ve ever wanted to host a radio show or do a podcast but the entire process seemed a bit overwhelming, Mixlr is an easy introduction. The iPhone app lets you broadcast high quality audio over 3G, 4G, or WiFi. The social audio app eliminates the need for lots of cables and hardware and just gets you going. You can even save your broadcasts after you finish or export them to Dropbox, Soundcloud, and others. 6. CARROT Simply having a to-do list does not guarantee you’ll get anything done. In fact, most of our to-do lists start with “Make a To-Do List,” just so we can cross something off. With CARROT, your to-do list becomes a game, and you get more done because of it. Whether you accomplish your tasks and CARROT rewards you, or you upset it is to-

tally up to you and your productivity. 7. LAST MESSAGE Your phone battery is going down. There is barely any juice left and you don’t think it will last more than a text or two. If this scenario has happened to you more than you’d wish, Last Message is a must download. The Android app will text, email, Facebook message, or tweet the friends and family you select to alert them when your phone is about to die. 8. STOW We have never gone on a trip where we didn’t forget to pack something. Usually underwear. Stow is going to help you. Offering packing list templates that can be adjusted for length and type of trip, you no longer have to worry about trying to remember everything you need. There aren’t a lot of frills, but it’s one of those apps you’ll appreciate having when need-be.

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student opinion Why you Should Have Tonkatsu Sauce with your Next Meal By Nicholas Gardner

Tonkatsu Sauce is a deliciously wonderful sauce that’s akin to Worcestershire sauce. It is a thicker sauce than Worcestershire and made with a puree of fruits and vegetables, such as apples and tomatoes. This sauce is from Japan and is commonly eaten with Tonkatsu (fried and breaded pork cutlets), hence the name, Tonkatsu sauce. It is eaten most often alongside other Asian inspired dishes (yōshoku). In short, this sauce makes all things deep fried taste like heaven. I first came across this little miracle while hunting down

some elusive shrimp and mayonnaise Doritos. Google, in all its glory, led me to a web-site called Jlist.com. They had the Doritos, which, as a side note, were delicious. But the site recommended I try Tonkatsu sauce. A quote from Jlist.com stated, “In Japan, there are many delicious things. One thing foreigners positively fall in love with is Japanese ‘sauce’ (that’s what it’s called, just ‘sauce’ in English, although the official name is Tonkatsu sauce). A kind of thick, brown sauce, it goes with a broad range of delicious

food. We recommend sauce with fried food (croquettes, fried and breaded shrimp), eggs, yakisoba, takoyaki or okonomiyaki, and more.” When I read that, it sounded too good to be true, so I ordered some to find out. After a week of waiting, I had the sauce in my hands. I had to try it! I grabbed some chicken and fries from the Eyrie Café and poured the Tonkatsu sauce in a cup. Now, as many of you know, the Eyrie’s chicken strips

are par at best. When I dipped one into the Tonkatsu sauce, it bumped the chicken strips up to a whole new level. It was really sweet and savory, and it even had a nice bit of a saucy bite to it.

I had to have someone else try it, so the next day I had one of my friends taste Tonkatsu sauce with his chicken and he loved it! We even tried it with our fries and it added a little bit extra to the way they tasted. I plan to try it on a hamburger soon to see what Tonkatsu sauce does to beef. I look forward to having it with my next meal and you too should try some!

Should Central Methodist be a Wet Campus? By Todd King It’s no secret that Central Methodist students like go out and have a good time whenever they can and this has made many ask the question if CMU should be a wet campus in the future. Over the past four years, a number of students have gotten in trouble with the law or with the school for alcohol related incidents, even if the individuals were 21 or over. The dry campus rule is in place to keep students safe and orderly, but is this the best way to go about things? The CMU administration has put in much effort to keep this a dry campus because they feel this is the best decision for the school and the community. However, many students feel differently. Sam Pollock, a sophomore at CMU, says: “When you’re off campus at a party, a lot of times students don’t want to come back to campus because they don’t want to get in trouble, but the parties themselves

can be an unsafe environment. Students should be able to feel safe coming back to their own school.” This is an interesting viewpoint with which many students agree. The general consensus seems to be the students want to have a wet campus and the administration wants to keep it dry. CMU officials need to look at all the variables of having a wet campus and how it might benefit students. Another student, Will Pate, stated: “If you are 21 and drinking, then I don’t think you should get in trouble with the school at all, but even if you are underage drinking and coming back to campus the student shouldn’t get in trouble if they are being responsible.” It is typical to see drunken people as obnoxious, but this isn’t always the case. In the end, students just want a safe place to be able to come back to. Plus, students who get in trouble for coming back to campus

may feel the school is out to “get them” and may be more inclined to transfer to another institution. Fayette has limited options for things to do. Students sometimes want to hang out with their friends, and kick back a few brews. Sounds crazy right? I mean it is college. If students are going to come back drunk and cause a scene, then that can be dealt with in a proper way. But many students are just looking for a home to come back to. Students should be able to feel safe at their school without worrying if they are going to get in trouble for coming home from a party in order to sleep in their own bed. Many students want to see CMU become a wet campus while they are here and if the administration could see the benefits, then changes may be made.

Reflections of an Individual, Not a Puppet By Jane Gonzales-Meyer, Collegian Reporter During my time at Central Methodist University, I have noticed a pattern that concerns me. I have been a part of many organizations and extra-curricular activities, and I have seen there is a strong emphasis on recruitment within these groups as well as on campus in general. I understand that in order to bring in new students, there must be some form of recruiting to gain interest in our campus, but where do we draw the line? I have heard people say things like, “keep in mind the way you act, because prospective students may be watching” or “this activity is a great recruitment opportunity, so be friendly.” This might seem

normal to many people, because these statements are commonly heard every day, but should this be happening? Early on I thought it was good to think about recruitment, because this school was blossoming and worth looking into for any high school student. As the years progressed though, the consistency of our desire for recruiting started to take a toll on my feelings on the subject. Central Methodist takes pride in its small-campus feel, and the personal attention each student receives during their time at school. However, when such importance is placed on bringing in new students, how much do the current students

really matter than? Do we serve only as vehicles to promote more and more students? Also, how much of our experiences are real, when we have to be reminded to be our best selves when students come? For a school that is pushing to have more students apply to Central Methodist, they need to consider the repercussions of looking so much to next year and the year after. I have been told current students and alumni are the biggest recruiters of future students, because they talk to other people about their positive experiences at CMU. However, if students feel like a number rather than an individual, will they be as willing to encour-

age others? Who wants to be a puppet rather than a person? When everyone is so busy looking to the future, they forget about what’s happening now. I have enjoyed my time here at CMU because of the people I have met and the small classroom experiences. I felt like my teachers really cared about me. I just hope it never gets to the point where I am seen as a one of many or a tool to get more students to be interested in campus or different organizations. Central Methodist University’s first priority should always be to educate students and give them as many different opportunities to succeed and be a better person.

Most recruitment will happen naturally, because the success of this school should speak for itself. CMU is able to affect the lives of current students, not control the choices of prospective students.

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Letter from the Faculty Advisor By Collin Brink, Collegian Faculty Advisor

The Greek system has taken a beating recently. As I understand it, only a few of the organizations are able to take a pledge class this semester. Some may be able to take a pledge class, but they are on probation. The Zetas have just been allowed back on campus after being suspended for 2 years. Due to all the problems, the Greek system is likely shrinking in size and stature. This is not a good for the Greek system nor for CMU. With all of this turmoil, one may wonder what good is the Greek system. For one local family with a cancer stricken child, I can think of over 1,800 good things the family received from the Greek system. In this case, $1,802 was raised through a pancake dinner and donations made during the dinner. The organization responsible for organizing the event was the Sigma Pi Alpha sorority. They held the same event in the past to raise money for cancer victims or their families. This year, after organizing the event, the sorority was suspended from activities due to allegations of hazing. Fortunately for the family, the Office of Student Development did not force the sorority to cancel the event. The event was transferred to the auspices of the Student Government Association. At the dinner, I was told there were students from outside the sorority helping at the event so it

was an event that reached beyond the sorority’s membership. I applaud those students who were not in the sorority for helping put on this event. Still, as a member of a fraternity and the president of the Inter-fraternity Council while I was in college, I understand what good the Greek system can do for the community and how the organization ultimately responsible for doing good should get recognition for the work done. Here, the event was allowed to be held and a lot of money was raised. These are both good things. Furthermore, the event was being held during a time in which the allegations of hazing were still being investigated. It seems to me it is not unreasonable to allow a group under investigation to continue to do good things for the community and take recognition for it. I know some of you may be thinking recognition is not the reason anyone should be philanthropical but this denies reality. As humans, we enjoy being recognized by our peers for things we do well and we benefit mentally and emotionally from that recognition. If OSD wants to restrict social events while an investigation is on-going, then do that, but don’t squash part of the incentive and motivation of the Greek system by taking away their ability to lay claim to the good they do. In this case, raising money for a child with cancer, the Sigmas did great.

CMU golf teams find success By Kyron Davis, Collegian Reporter

As another spring golf season winds down, it may surprise many students to learn that CMU’s golf teams are only in their fifth year of existence. The golfers are the youngest athletic teams at the university, but that doesn’t mean they have not been successful. The men’s team won conference last year and the women’s team placed second. This year the women are ranked second and the men are ranked third. The women’s team has one senior on their roster, so the future looks bright. The men, too, have only one senior but he is their best player. Senior Ty Lieberman is the number one player in the conference, so one of the returning golfers will have to step forward and replace him in the rotation next year. People who don’t play golf may have a hard time understanding why people do so. In discussing this with Sophomore Alannah Hustead, she explained that she plays because it’s something she and her dad did together and because “golf can put you in a good mood after having a bad day.” Alannah’s practice consists of going to the course and playing a round of

golf and spending time at the putting green working on her chips and putts. Freshman Brendan Ross notes other benefits of golf: “Golf creates opportunities beyond the sport, it gives you a chance to be a part of organizations such as Greek life and SGA. In reality, contacts and business can be made on the golf course.” He loves golf because it’s a highly competitive sport. Two regular season tournaments remain for both the men’s and women’s teams. The 2014 Eagle Spring Open will be played on CMU’s home turf, Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville, on Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15. The start time each day is 9 a.m. Both teams then will follow with the Baker Invitational at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence, Kan., on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17; for a full week of golf. In addition to these tournaments, the first Big Muddy match with Missouri Valley College will take place this year and it is planned that this will be an annual event. The winning team of the CMU-Missouri Valley match will take possession of

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ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS in the history of Fayette was the August 1973 Sesquicentennial which celebrated the city’s 150th birthday. The eight-day observance included a huge pageant on the CMU football field and a myriad of other activities culminating with a joyous closing-day parade around the town square led by, from left: Missouri Gov. Kit Bond (later Sen. Kit Bond); the late Harold P. Hamilton, president of Central from 1970 to 1976; and Lt. Gov. William Phelps. Driving the car is Janet Jacobs, then an entering freshman and now a prominent member of CMU’s Board of Trustees. A number of CMU staff members, faculty and students were among those who had key roles in the celebration. Jim Steele

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