The Collegian, Vol. 140, No. 5
The student newspaper of Central Methodist University.
INSIDE: WHAT’S ON YOUR I-POD - PAGE 8 • PASTOR SHEDS POUNDS - PAGE 3 T HE C OLLEGIAN CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY • FAYETTE, MO. Vol. 140 • No. 5 • Friday, November 18, 2011 • www.centralmethodist.edu KC tour brings reality check for CMU students By MEGAN BARTON COLLEGIAN CO-EDITOR Last Thursday (Nov. 10) more than 30 students were given the opportunity to travel to Kansas City for the day. Up and at ‘em bright and early, the charter bus departed CMU at 7:30 a.m. First stop on the tour was the federal court house. Greeted by Chief Deputy U.S. Marshall Anthony Gasaway and escorted through the security gate, the students traveled up to the eighth floor to see a federal court room. Gasaway explained the inter working of a federal court room and outlined the differences in state and federal courts, and the policies and procedures of both. Students were then able to visit the prisoner holding cells off of the court room. Many students were hesitant to step behind bars for fear Prof. Haack would seize the opportunity to take their phone and lock them up. The few that did choose to step into the cell were quickly disturbed by the cold, bare feeling, but mostly because none of the cells did not have toilet paper. Gasaway then talked to students about the purpose and need for this particular branch of law enforcement. Those present enjoyed seeing the various law enforcement materials, such as the U.S. Marshall’s plated vest and asp that were passed around. The second speaker was FBI Special Agent Joe Sealer. His presentation was focused on the ideal candidate for an FBI applicant. Sealer sits on the hiring committee and had a number of good tips for students interested in jobs and internships. With presentations to the point and informative, students were a captivated audience. After the federal courthouse tour, the students ate a quick sack lunch ad then hopped aboard the bus and headed to the Kansas City Police Academy. The group was greeted upon entering the building by two uniformed officers and escorted to an auditorium. There was a brief presentation from each officer. The officers told of their lives and careers, and also offered advice about the profession. Students then split into two groups in order to tour the building more efficiently. Both groups toured both facilities of the police academy, including the shooting range. Equipped with ear and eye protection, the visitors watched an officer in training during target practice. Students also had the oppor- PHOTOS ON PAGE 2 tunity to participate in a virtual reality game which allows the participant to practice real life situations, such as pulling over a suspicious character. The program allows the operator to review his or her performance and evaluate shot placement. Students found this field trip beneficial for networking and provided a much needed reality check for many. Nearly 70 students note interest in trip By BRITTANEE JACOBS COLLEGIAN CO-EDITOR As of now, 68 students and faculty have expressed interest in taking part the mission trip to Arecibo, Puerto Rico, over spring break. Cost per person is $350, which is only just a little more than half of the total trip cost. Fund-raising efforts, along with some help from SGA and the Campus Ministry budget, will cover the remainder of the cost. So, if 68 people take part, the entire trip will come in at around $42,500. This is where the need for fund-raising comes in. After several meetings, there were 10 fund-raising options considered. CMU Chaplain Lucas Endicott sent out a questionnaire with these options to those who had expressed interest in the trip. Ideas include: selling candles (At Home America) for 50 percent profit, $5 per candle; Avon for 40 percent profit; a bake sale at games, church events, etc.; a pasta dinner; an auction for desserts or work/services; asking home churches for donations; a potato bar or an all-you-can-eat pancake event; luminaries for the Christmas season for 99 percent profit; and a parents night out event during the holiday season. The most popular ideas are the bake sale, pasta dinner, and potato/pancake event. Because of the number of people interested, several of these fundraising projects might take pace during the next couple of months. A $150 deposit for the mission trip is due Jan. 24. The remaining individual fee will be due in February. If anyone is interested in donating to the mission trip (even if you cannot attend), contact Lucas Endicott via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (660-248-6222). Linn Tech, CMU ink agreement Waning days of fall A ginkgo tree adjacent to T. Berry Smith Hall shows its brilliant autumn foliage. CMU biology professor Dan Elliott notes that the tree is one of only three known to exist in this county. (JIM STEELE PHOTO) CMU and Linn State Technical College signed a formal agreement Tuesday designed to ensure that qualified LSTC students may continue their educational goals with a smooth transition. The signing took place at the LSTC Information Technology Center. Students who have earned an associate of applied science degree at LSTC will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor of applied science in management or a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies-entrepreneurship emphasis from CMU on LSTC’s main campus in Linn. Both institutions note a shared commitment to increasing opportunities for access to higher education. Linn President Donald Claycomb said that LSTC has done an outstanding job of preparing technicians and this partnership will allow the development of its graduates in the areas of management and/or entrepreneurship. “Linn State Technical College represents a significant benefit to this state,” said CMU President Marianne Inman. “We are proud to be a partner with LSTC to offer this additional (Continued on Page 2) PAGE 2 • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 THE COLLEGIAN • WWW.CENTRALMETHODIST.EDU Where’s theBeef! By COLLIN BRINK Collegian Faculty Advisor CMU criminal justice students pose in front of the Federal Courthouse in Kansas City during a field trip Nov. 10 to learn about federal law enforcement programs and opportunities. At left, students wear protective head gear while inspecting the rifle range (story on Page 1). (JOY FLANDERS PHOTOS) Central F lashback Due to weight gain and because I tore my stockings, the old man in the blue dress is taking it slow this week. I am reviewing only one place, but it is a special place. It’s a place with a good atmosphere and some good food. I should say it has good breakfast food because as I looked at the menu I realized I am not sure I have eaten anything other than breakfast at this place. Seriously, I looked at the menu online and thought, “Where in the hell did this come from?” All I know is the list of breakfast selections at the top of the menu, but they also have hamburgers, steaks, and even salads. Salads? I didn’t think you could eat healthy in a greasy spoon like this, but it seems you can. What is this magnificent place? I have always called it Ernie’s but the official name is Ernie’s Café and Steakhouse. Who knew? Names aside, let’s talk breakfast because it’s what I know about Ernie’s. Breakfast at Ernie’s can be summed-up in 12 numbers, meaning the 12 breakfast selections on the backside of the menu. The first selection is one egg and buttered toast for $1.95. A bargain for sure, but let’s be honest, most people could grind that amount of food up and snort it like Al Pacino snorted blow in Scarface. Haven’t seen it? You should. Let’s look at the No. 3, the Special. It has two eggs, hash-browns, and buttered toast for $3.25. Not too bad. My favorite is the No. 5 with two eggs, hash-browns, buttered toast, and garden sausage. Yes, garden sausage which means it is vegetarian, but it tastes like real sausage without the grease. The No. 5 is the last of the lighter fare breakfasts, because No. 6 through 10 bring the meat. All offer two eggs, hash-browns, and buttered toast but then add a meat to the meal. The No. 6 has two pork chops for $7.25, the No. 7 has a KC Strip for $9.95, the No. 8 has Boone County Ham for $7.25, the No. 9 has a 4 to 5 ounce filet mignon for $10.95, and the No. 10 has two hamburger patties for $5.25. A warning about the Boone County Ham: your heart rate may increase due to the salt in this ham. I think they feed the hog salt blocks and then baste the meat in salt again before it’s cooked. The last selection I will mention is the No. 12 Sampler which has the standard two eggs, hashbrowns, and buttered toast, but also adds a serving of ham, bacon, and sausage for $5.25. There are other items on the breakfast menu such as omelettes, pancakes, Belgian waffles, French toast, cereal, oatmeal, and biscuits and gravy. I think the biscuits and gravy are OK but my friends say they like them a lot. I will discuss biscuits and gravy in a future article about a restaurant I think has the better biscuits and gravy. If you’re hungry, add them to your breakfast and let me know what you think. A couple of other things I recommend are for you to try the coffee because I think it is great and to try some Cholula sauce on your hash-browns. I turn my hash-browns orange with Cholula sauce because I like the flavor so much. I also recommend you be prepared to wait if necessary. I normally get right in because I try to go in off-peak times, but there are times I’ve had a short wait. There were also times where I drove by and there were too many people waiting at the door so I drove on. Don’t worry. A short wait is worth your sacrifice for the food you get. Ernie’s is located at 1005 E. Walnut in Columbia. In case you’re not familiar with Columbia, Walnut is one block north of Broadway which is the main street through downtown Columbia. Ernie’s is one block east of the place where you can sell your plasma so you could make some money selling plasma and then replenish with some breakfast at Ernie’s. Is that an idea or what? While dining at Ernie’s you can sit outside on the sidewalk or inside. I prefer inside because it looks like the old diner that it is. You can sit at the counter or at one of the tables and see the cooks in the back cooking your food. I know you will enjoy the atmosphere and the food at Ernie’s so give it a try. You may see me there but it will be sans the blue dress. Linn Tech agreement (Continued from Page 1) Legendary Central College Dean E.P. Puckett visits with a student in front of Brannock Hall in 1935. Also a professor of economics, Puckett came to the school in 1908 and became dean several years later, serving until 1952. He was a friend and wise mentor to several generations of Central students and on three separate occasions served as Central’s acting president. Puckett Field house, constructed in 1949, was named in his honor. Puckett died in 1959. Talon editor Cathy Thogmorton, daughter of longtime Dean of Students James Thogmorton, is Puckett’s granddaughter. baccalaurate degree opportunity CMU classes at Linn are expected to begin in January. Classes will run for eight-week periods and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Courses will include Introduction to Logic, Macroeconomics and Introduction to Literature. For further details about CMU courses being offered at LSTC, contact Aimee Sage at 248.6651 or email@example.com. WWW.CENTRALMETHODIST.EDU • THE COLLEGIAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 • PAGE 3 A losing pr oposition THE COLLEGIAN Linn Memorial Church pastor takes big step in weight reduction. Linn Memorial United Methodist Pastor Eric Moore found himself disregarded and ignored last spring by colleagues he had known for years — this while attending the denomination’s annual conference in Springfield. They looked right past him, and didn’t speak when they saw him in the lobby, as though he were a stranger. But Moore wasn’t being intentionally shunned; his friends simply didn’t know him. He continues to experience this identity crisis and it’s because of one thing: He has lost 100 pounds since February. Moore, who has served Linn Memorial here since the summer of 2006, has struggled with his weight since he was in second grade. With a peak weight of about 300 pounds, he had weightrelated health problems, including diabetes and chronic pain. He had tried various approaches to weight loss, and might lose up to 50 pounds through Weight Watchers, etc., but wasn’t able to maintain the loss. And things seemed to be getting worse. “My weight-related health problems made it difficult to be active, which would in turn make me gain more weight,” Moore said. And he didn’t see things changing unless something radical happened. He dreaded the prospect of continuing to try to manage being overweight to the degree that he was. As a pastor, he had seen the end result of obesity. “Of all the funerals in my ministry, I’d never officiated for a person who had lived the length of life I hope to live who was the size person I was,” he said. “I realized my physical self had become a barrier to living out my calling as husband, daddy, and pastor.” Recent weight-related illnesses brought Moore to the point of deciding to address his problem through a direct method: Having a surgical procedure that would limit the amount of food he could eat. As he considered this seriously, he met with the Rev. Keith Vessell, associate pastor of Missouri UMC in Columbia, who had recently had gastric bypass surgery. “I took him out to lunch because I wanted to hear what he had so say about the surgery, but I also wanted to see him eat,” Moore said. Vessell had lost more than 100 pounds from his peak weight. “I’ve struggled with weight my whole life, and tried everything in the book multiple times,” Vessell said. “I had the surgery because I wanted to be a healthy pastor, plus a good example to my congregation, and to do the things that a healthy person can do.” As Moore moved toward making a decision, he made it clear to his wife, Molly, that she had veto power. He would consider The Collegain is published by the Central Methodist University student government and the university’s communications department in concert with the Fayette newspapers and is published every other Friday. Staff members: Meghan Barton and Brittanee Jacobs, coeditors; Daniel Mullan; Michael Pope (faculty); Tyler J. Winn; and Sophie Wileinski. Editorial advisor: Jim Steele. Faculty advisor: Collin Brink. Additional staff persons are needed in various capacities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or cbrink@centralmethodist edu. Etiquette dinner planned By MEGAN BARTON, co-editor The Rev. Eric Moore before and after losing 100 pounds during his weight loss regimen. the options and the risks and proceed carefully. She could put the brakes on at any time. “Molly has been a rock for me, and has been extremely supportive of whatever my decision,” Moore said. (She is an associate pastor with Vessell at Missouri UMC, so she had observed him daily after his procedure, and knew that he had a positive experience. And she trusted Eric’s judgement.) The more that Eric learned about the process, the more confident he grew that it was the right thing for him. “Once I got to know the doctors and the clinic, the decision was easy,” he said. The decision may have been easy, but the process wasn’t. Two weeks prior to the surgery Moore was put on a clear liquid diet, taking only dietary supplements and vitamins. “I know they said it was necessary to get the body ready for surgery, but I think it was also part of the process of making sure people are taking the procedure seriously, and are ready for what’s to come,” Moore said. The clear-liquid fast made Moore forgetful, he had difficulty concentrating, and he said he was cranky. But he made it through. Moore’s surgery was Feb. 1, the day the big blizzard hit Central Missouri, shutting Columbia down. But Moore’s surgeon was at the hospital, and things proceeded as scheduled. Despite being snowbound in the hospital, there were no complications. During the procedure, a bariatric surgeon removed about 85 percent of Moore’s stomach so that it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve. This limits how much food can be consumed, and causes the person with the procedure to feel full after a small quantity of food. A certain aspect of a pastor’s life is public, and Moore said he felt like he needed to talk about the procedure with his congregation. Most were aware of weight-related health problems he had been experiencing, and they knew what he was doing during times when he missed work. During postsurgery, Moore was off work for a couple of weeks, then on light duty for another week or so. For several weeks he had trouble keeping food down, but that eventually faded. During recovery he also had to have his gallbladder removed, a complication that occasionally occurs following a bariatric surgery. During his recovery, the household focused on healthy eating, and Molly met her goal of losing 35 pounds though Weight Watchers. Moore now takes no prescription drugs, including what he used to take for diabetes. He eats healthy, and is advised to take in 80 grams of protein a day because he can no longer absorb it as well, and to eat plenty of green vegetables. He currently is at 185 pounds. Like any surgical procedure, risks are involved. And not every bariatric surgery is successful. Moore knows people who have had a surgery for weight loss, and ended up gaining back the weight. Even though Moore’s stomach is smaller, he could still regain weight. Over-eating can stretch a stomach, decreasing the effectiveness of the surgery. Eating a small amount of junk food throughout the day could add up to calories that put extra weight back on. “My diet is still a constant concern,” he said. As with any weight loss, Moore has needed new clothes. And because the loss has been so dramatic, he has needed new clothes more than once. “Everything that I once owned is now owned by Goodwill, save my shoes, and they don’t really fit right anymore,” Moore said. “It’s not just that you have to get new clothes when it’s over, you need to get them at every step along the way. My waist was 46 inches, now it’s 34 inches; there were a lot of sizes between those two. Some of my new clothes didn’t fit for very long.” When Moore goes out to lunch, a little more than half his order goes into a to-go box. He’s still a little below the point of eating a typical, balanced diet, but is close to where he needs to be. He has more energy, and is able to be more active with his two young daughters. Both parents are doing what they can to help their daughters be healthy. “We talk to them about making healthy choices, and eating in moderation,” Molly said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to teach them healthy habits, and they will be healthier than we were.” Now 10 months down the road from the surgery, Moore is happy with the life-changing result. “For me, this was transformative of not just my body, but of my purpose on Earth,” he said. “It’s easy for pastors to put care of family and care of self at the bottom of the priority list. I’m so thankful that God helped me to discover that all of my life would be blessed for taking this journey’’ Moore has been blogging about his experience since deciding to have the surgery. You can read his blog at www.mooreminorityleader. blogspot.com. NOTE FROM EDITORIAL ADVISOR: The foregoing was adapted from an article appearing in the Nov. 11 issue of the Missouri Conference Review (United Methodist Reporter), statewide newspaper for the denomination in Missouri. CMU’s James C. Denneny, Jr. Career Development Center will host its annual Etiquette Dinner the evening of Monday, Nov. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 on the fourth floor of the Student & Community Center. A select group of 48 students will attend This is an opportunity for students representing all majors. It will be an occasion for attendees to network with employers while learning the ins and outs of professional dinning. Each student will be seated at a table with a guest of honor whose career is related to the student’s major. For questions, contact the Career Development Center at (660)248-6980 or by email at career@ centralmethodist.edu denneny, jr Campus Landmark CMU’s Cross Memorial Tower defines the campus quad. Built 1929-31, it was named for school benefactor John T. Cross. The Harris Carolinian Bells were added in 1949. PAGE 4 • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 THE COLLEGIAN • WWW.CENTRALMETHODIST.EDU (Sophie) sticated Style Fashion by Sophie Wilensky What to Wear and How to Wear It THE URBAN GENTLEMAN Flags fly high The CMU Marching Eagles make a final fall appearance on the Fayette town square Saturday just before the football game against Missouri Valley. (JIM STEELE PHOTO) Four choirs in concert December 4 Four choirs within CMU’s Swinney Conservatory of Music will present a seasonal concert Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in Linn Memorial Church here. Performing will be the Chorale, the Church Street Boys, the Conservatory Singers, and the groups united as the A Cappella Choir. The concert will be full of Christmas songs, songs from the Chorale’s tour repertoire, and Christmas carols the audience may join in singing. The Chorale, led by Dr. Claude Westfall, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, with senior Pearse Hutson (senior from Boonville) on the piano, will sing “Io Piango,” “This Still Room,” “Love Lost,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High” with Donald Heaton (junior from Chillicothe) on flute, and “Hodie Christus Natus Est.” The Church Street Boys, directed by Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music, with Hutson on the piano, will sing “Carol of the Bells,” “Christmas Hymn 17th Century,” “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “Ave Maria” with Heaton, “The Prayer,” and “Twelve Days of Christmas/Africa” (arranged by Straight No Chaser) with solos by Alex Kirby (sophomore from Columbia) and Michael O’Neill (junior from Pleasant Hill). The Conservatory Singers, directed by Atteberry, with adjunct professor Kelley Head on piano, will sing “Personent Hodie”—accompanied by Ruth Spayde on organ and Lakyn Baker (sophomore from Fayette), Joslyn West (junior from Macon), Rachel Richard (sophomore from Eldon), and Zack Fincher (freshman from Lebanon) on trumpets; “O Holy Night” with adjunct professor Tom Arnold as soloist; and “Mary, Did you Know.” The A Cappella Choir will finish the program with selections from A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten: “Wolcum Yole,” “There is No Rose,” “Balulalow,” “As Dew in Aprille,” and “Deo Gratias.” Sugar and spice and everything nice means the winter season has finally approached us. This winter, men’s fashion is in full Nordic swing. From the sleek working gentlemen, to the on the go college student, this year’s winter fashions are affordable, comfortable, stylish and sure to catch anyone’s attention. Using colors such as gray, brown, tan and any splash of a bold hue such as blue, red or green can easily add some winter “swag” to your everyday outfit. For the hardworking businessman adding on the classic, yet trendy pea coat to any work outfit is the ultimate way to accomplish the perfect winter style. Transforming into the perfect date night look is simple and affordable while still being sexy at the same time. A simple, dark washed bootleg jean is the perfect bottom, paired with a neutral toned v-neck and either a buttoned down cardigan or pull over v-neck sweater. The best way to accessorize an outfit like this would be to add a black/gray toned drivers cap, or cotton stitched beanie. If you even want to take it further than just a hat, a military style jacket would be the icing on the cake for an outfit like this. Now, for those Saturday afternoons spent with the guys, the “prep” look is the best way to look winter-trendy, without going overboard for a simple afternoon. A khaki, navy blue, or gray colored pant simply matched with a white v-neck and a red, blue or green cable knit scarf would be the ideal pairing. But, if you want to be “shut the door” stylish, adding on a cotton beanie and saving the best for last, a chunky cable knit sweater or leather bomber jacket for those cold afternoons, is the best way to look confident, stylish and gentlemanly all together. Making this winter one to remember can only be easier when looking your best. Winter is all about comfort and coziness, and this year’s fashions prove that’s what they are all about. Just remember, no matter what people say, there’s nothing wrong with looking trendy no matter where you are, and looking “winter” trendy is even better. And remember before leaving for your day, always ask yourself: “Do I look swank or dank?” MANSCAPING 101: Winter favorites for men are: Shampoo - Axe Armour antidandruff shampoo Conditioner - Redken clear moisture conditioner Lips - Blistex and Carmax winter defense Bodywash - Gillete hydrator mens bodywash Beard - Scruffy, yet clean and sculpted Hair - Longer, yet cut and styled with a tiny bit of gel in the front sections Vitamins - One-A-Day: Mens Pro-Edge Inspirations - Gap, Banana Republic, J Crew, Express and Buckle XOXO “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Municipal Court Fayette Municipal Judge Susan Steele has reported the following fines levied in October. (Court costs in parentheses.) Corey Baker, Franklin, lane violation (U-turn), $25 ($22.50); Brittany Boggs, Franklin, parked in restricted parking for handicapped, $100 ($22.50); Barth Burgin, Greenwood, Mo., parked over sidewalk, $22 ($22.50); Robert H. Byarlay, Olathe, Kan., parked in no parking zone, $27 ($3); Jennifer Copeland, Fayette, noise ordinance violation (loud stereo), $50 ($22.50); Lucas Dahl, Jefferson City, parked over 3 hours in 3-hour limit zone, $27 ($3); John Dahlman, Kirksville, parked in posted no parking zone, $27 ($3); Dakota Dunlap, Stewartsville, Mo., parked over 3 hours in 3-hour limit zone, $27 ($3); Karissa Finn, Fayette, failed to restrain child, $100 ($22.50); failed to restrain child #2, $100 ($22.50). Karissa Finn, Fayette, failed to use turn signal, $50 ($22.50); Rachel Hawkins, Fayette, careless and imprudent driving (drag racing), $300 ($22.50); Eric Kioh, Fayette, failure to abate a nuisance, $50 ($22.50); Andrew Kleyh, Pleasant Hill, Mo., dog running at large, $50 ($22.50); Donald/Sharon Long, Harrisonville, Mo., parked in no parking 2-6 a.m. at 4:50 a.m., $27 ($3); Alisha Maples, Huntsville, parked in posted no parking zone, $27 ($22.50); Brett Marriott, Chillicothe, parked over 3 hours in 3-hour limit zone, $27 ($3); Dustin Ray Medlin, Keytesville, careless and imprudent driving (drag racing), $300 ($22.50); Robb Philippus, Marshall, littering, $125 ($22.50); Dakota Randle, Galena, Mo., parked over 3-hours in 3-hour limit zone, $27 ($3); Taylor Reed, Fayette, parked over 3 hours in 3-hour limit zone, $27 ($3); Kelli Ridgeway, Sturgeon, parked in no parking between 2-6 a.m. at 4 a.m., $27 ($3). Marty Shaw, Columbia, parked over 3 hours in 3-hour limit zone, $27 ($3); Jeremy Sinklear, Marshall, exceeded posted speed limit (41 in 30), $55 ($22.50); Marshal Turner, Columbia, parked in no parking zone, $27 ($3); Anbrey Utley, Trenton, parked over 3 hours in 3-hour limit zone, $27 ($3); Raymond Wade, Armstrong, littering, $50 ($22.50); Raymond/Conner White, Fayette, parked in no parking zone, $27 ($3); Ralph White, Hallsville, parked on/across city sidewalk, $22 ($22.50). On Seniors By BRITTANEE JACOBS - Collegian co-editor Name: Lauren Hatfield Hometown: Salisbury Major: Communications Activities: Jazz Choir, Women Gathered in Faith Honors/Awards: Pi Gamma Mu, Lambda Pi Eta Favorite CMU Memory: “There’s not one memory that stands out among them all. I’ve loved every adventure that I’ve had with my friends at CMU. Some of them ended in laughs, some in tears, and even a few minor trips to the hospital. But every memory was worth it!” Advice to Freshmen: “This new chapter of your life is going to test you, push you, and pull you to your limit. However, whether you believe it or not, these are going to be some of the best years of your life! So enjoy every minute of it because before you know it you’ll be a senior getting ready for the next chapter. It’s true that things won’t always be easy, and when you’re having a bad day it’s OK to make a trip to Dairy Queen!” Plans after Graduation: “I’m still deciding what I’d like to do. However, at the moment I’m seri- Lauren Hatfield ously considering a career in admissions counseling for a college or university where I can gain valuable work experience and possibly obtain a masters degree.” WWW.CENTRALMETHODIST.EDU • THE COLLEGIAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 • PAGE 5 International Focus by Danial Mullan Meet our South of the Border students! SWINGING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Brittany Boggs, sophomore nursing major from Glasgow (Sigma Pi Alpha Servive Committee chair) and Darrell Bailey, senior from Kansas City (Chi Delta president). From left: Cesinha “Cesar” Golfetti, Daniel “Danny” Tafelli, Thyago “Chee” Catherino, all from Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Rafael “Rafaah” Sabadini, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Swinging for Habitat Emiliano Gonzalez Buenos Aires, Argentina Joaquin “Waka” Walker Santiago, Chile Ronan “Yogi” Doyle Porto Alegre, Brazil A word about soccer Many of CMU’s Latin American students are enrolled here to play soccer. NAIA 2009 All Conference soccer player Thyago Catherino took a moment to explain how so many South American soccer players made it to Central and why. “Well, most of us have been playing soccer our entire lives, and so want to pursue it as long as we can, whether that be in Brazil, Europe, or even the United States. In Brazil we have a lot of players that are amazing athletes and very talented competitors. But for one reason or another just missed out at becoming a professional. “Many of us did not want to travel to Europe to try out because it’s a lot more difficult to become a professional there. It’s also expensive. We were; however, more than good enough to compete at a high level of college soccer in the United States. Since we all love to play soccer, and some of us still wish to become professional athletes, we felt coming to America is our best shot.” Thyago continues: “Once we know that’s the plan we will go to a Brazilian agency, and ask for tryouts. During the try out period (Continued on Page 6) Karen Loera, Mexico Gaby Hernandez Mexico By BRITTANEE JACOBS - Collegian co-editor It’s not certain when Swing Fest began, but it has been a part of Chi Delta service for more than 20 years. Each fall, Chi Delta partners with a CMU sorority in order to raise money for the Boonville Habitat for Humanity. The sororities are on a rotation, and the 2011 partner was Sigma Pi Alpha. For 24 hours, one Chi Delt and one Sigma must be swinging at all times. Most groups do sign-ups for the rotations. The 2011 Swing Fest began at noon on Thursday. Nov. 10, and ended at noon on Friday, Nov. 11. This is the third swing in Chi Delta’s Swing Fest. Fraternity President Darrell Bailey thinks this will be the last use of this swing, and there will need to be a That’s what she said! By MEGHAN BARTON COLLEGIAN CO-EDITOR I’d like to respond to recent speculations. Word on the street is I’m a “man hater.” Though I thoroughly enjoy the thought of people discussing my opinion on the opposite sex, I must firmly deny this allegation (and I did not have sexual relations with that woman). According to the Urban Dictionary, a “man hater” is defined as “A person, usually female, who despises, hates, and loathes the entire male population for no valid reason. The person, again usually female, believes that all men are scum no matter what and that all men are all lying, cheating, no good assholes. This idea is usually formed at birth or because of a bad relationship with one particular male.” That’s right, I’m admitting it. Men are obnoxious, arrogant, entitled, violent, stinky, crass, loudmouthed, stupid, thought- less, unreflective, selfish, willfully ignorant buttheads. Well, most of them. You see, I don’t hate all men, just almost all of them. Some of my best friends are guys (snarf snarf). There are three or four that I love and consider to be fundamentally decent human beings. There are about seven that actually have an acceptable sense of humor and I enjoy their presence, and there are maybe 10 that I can usually tolerate their existence. But back to that bit about me hating guys. I’m tired, tired, tired of people expecting me to defend myself against the accusation that I just hate all men. It’s bullshit deluxe, and it’s the most transparent derailing tactic there is. My job isn’t to reassure guys that I still love all of them and give a hoot what they think. And besides all of that, why shouldn’t I hate men? Men, being the default humans, get to decide how they want to act and how to define humanity and masculinity with fewer constrictions than women face. What they’ve opted to go with is pretty abysmal, and I don’t have to pretend to like it. So basically, I win. Guys are irritating. What brought about the sudden urge to admit to the public that I hate men was more than a couple comments out on the weekends from your average bro at the bar. I don’t care whether or not you choose to read my column; I know I’m right and that you’re an arrogant jerk. However, I do enjoy watching your facial hair sprout in front of my eyes due to the massive amounts of steroids you inject in to your tush every day. In further defense of my position, I feel I meet all the life experience prerequisites in order to classify myself as a “man hater.” However, I choose to not identify as such an individual. Just new swing for next year. Bailey is pleased with this year’s Swing Fest — the two Greek organizations raised more than $160 in 24 hours. He’s also happy with the bonding and networking of the two groups. “You really get to know whomever you’re swinging with. One hour can go a long way. It’s a great opportunity for Greeks, and I really think it strengthens our community.” This year’s Swing Fest had 40 volunteers — three Sigmas and seven Chi Delts. “It may be the biggest group we’ve ever had,” said Bailey, “I’ve never seen three people on a swing before; it’s great to have this many people participating.” “You’re a Jerk (I Know)” because I tell you when you’re being obnoxious, I don’t laugh at your jokes if they’re not funny, and the fact I don’t go weak at the knees because you’re a “college athlete” doesn’t mean I’m a man hater. It just means I have standards and you can’t even reach the foot rest of the pedestal I so deservingly put myself on. Don’t misunderstand; I adore the male gender. As a young woman, from time to time it is confusing being attracted to men. Society grooms us to be attracted to a guy who is very easy on the eyes, “packin” and to pursue the alpha-male in the room. However, the same masculinity that reels us in is what we soon regrettably grow to hate. Word to the guys: bragging about your sexual escapades (and obviously embellishing…) as if they were some cheap party trick is entirely unattractive. It’s not my fault you’re just a gardenvariety jerk. PAGE 6 • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 THE COLLEGIAN • WWW.CENTRALMETHODIST.EDU The COLLEGIAN Sports Ends season at 5-5 CMU football falls to Missouri Valley in finale Bradley, McDowell among seniors who shined in final career collegiate game. The Central Methodist football team stood toe-to-toe with one of the top NAIA programs in Saturday’s final regular-season game at Davis Field. The Eagles caught some breaks early, but in the end, NAIA No. 7 Missouri Valley College’s size proved to be too much. CMU lost 33-7, ending its season at the .500 mark with a 5-5 record. “Their offensive line is extremely large and they just run downhill,” CMU head coach Alan Dykens said. “They did a very nice job of plowing those fields for their backs.” The Eagles defense came up big twice during the first quarter. On Missouri Valley’s first possession, running back Nijel Daw lost control of the football and senior defensive lineman Tom Walker recovered the fumble and returned the ball to the CMU 17-yard line. Missouri Valley threatened again on their next possession, returning a punt inside the Eagles’ 10-yard line. The defense pushed the Vikings back to the 15-yard line, setting up a 32-yard field goal attempt. Kicking into a strong wind, the kick sailed wide left and CMU took over at the 20-yard line, dodging another bullet. “Those guys were continuing to play extremely good football,” Dykens said. “We were trying to find out what exactly their game plan was for the day. It was catand-mouse there for a little bit. We definitely were in the mix, but all of a sudden the second quarter rolls around and they got a couple of completions on us.” The third time was the charm for the Vikings, capping an 11-play, 80-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run to make the score 7-0 with 1:01 left in the first quarter. The CMU offense made its way into Missouri Valley territory for the first time of the game in the early going of the second quarter. The Eagles punted after failing to secure a first down, but senior John Lehman recovered the ball on a muffed return by the Vikings’ returner at the Missouri Valley 41yard line. However, four consecutive runs by James Cody Jr. fell short in getting a first down and the Eagles turned the ball over on downs at the Vikings’ 32-yard line. Again, Missouri Valley drove the ball deep into CMU territory, and once again, the Eagles had another playmaker step up an rise to the occasion. The pass from quarterback Bruce Reyes looked like it would be completed for a 16-yard touchdown pass, but out of nowhere came senior defensive back Travis McDowell, making the interception in the end zone for a touchback, despite encountering offensive pass interference. The pick was McDowell’s seventh of the season, ranking him in a tie for fifth-place among all NAIA players this season. Missouri Valley’s offense made a difference in the game with its high success rate on third down against the Eagles. On third-and-7, tight end Gareth Brown caught a 15-yard touchdown pass wide open in the end zone to extend the Vikings’ lead to 14-0 with 4:28 left to play in the first half. Then, just 41 seconds later, Missouri Valley’s Jonathan Hicks returned a punt 58 yards for another score. “That’s really been the case for us for the latter part of this year,” Dykens said of his team’s struggles to stop opponents on third down. “Even the big plays against Baker and Benedictine earlier this year, those occurred on third or fourth down. It’s like, ‘Dadgum!’ But you’ve got to give them credit too because they had a very nice game plan and executed when they needed to.” With the final minutes of the first half ticking away, the Eagles’ running game, which ranks as one of the top in the NAIA, finally started penetrating through the Missouri Valley defensive line consistently. Senior running back Caleb Haynes had back-to-back carries of 16 and 21 yards and then junior quarterback Bryant Jackson completed his only pass of the game, a 21-yard touchdown strike to senior wide receiver Bradley Carter, who had to battle a strong wind that changed the trajectory Central Methodist wide receiver Bradley Carter (center) had to battle a strong wind, in addition to double coverage, to make this 21-yard catch for a touchdown in the second quarter. The pass was quarterback Bryant Jackson’s only completion of the game. of the pass, as well as double cov- tackles, including three for losses, (Continued from page 5) erage from the Vikings’ defense. and senior defensive lineman Matt the agency will pretty much ask us Freshman kicker Ezequiel Rivera Fraley had five assisted tackles. added the extra point to cut the CMU ends the regular season to play a series of scrimmages with all deficit to 20-7 with 1:08 remaining with a 5-5 record overall and 5-4 the applicants competing against each in the Heart of America Athletic other. We’re then told every man for in the first half. CMU’s offense had a strong Conference to finish at fifth place himself. That game is then watched by Brazilian scouts and agents who start in the second half as well, but in the conference. a sack on third down made Rivera’s “That’s something that they pick out the best of the best. Once 48-yard field goal attempt much vowed they would always do, is they have the players they want they tougher. Kicking into the wind, the playing hard to the finish,” Dykens begin to advertise and network with kick sailed to the left and was short. said of his senior class. “They American coaches looking for South It wasn’t long before Missouri definitely left everything out on American players. “Once the coach describes a Valley added a couple of touch- the football field today. We would player he wants, the player will downs to put the game out of reach, have loved to have sent them out pay the agent a fee for connecting first on a 24-yard run up the middle with a win today but that just us with the coach. The agent will on the ensuing possession and then wasn’t in the cards. I think they then send a player to America on a 3-yard run with 6:41 left in the can definitely walk off this football that he recently acquired. CMU game. The Eagles blocked the ex- field with their heads held high.” attracts so many players from Missouri Valley won the HAAC South America, because Central tra point on the second touchdown. The game marked the final col- championship with the win, im- is competitive with their scholarlege football game for 31 CMU se- proving to 9-1 and earning an au- ships, especially compared with niors. Haynes led all Eagles rush- tomatic bid in the NAIA National other schools of similar size. ers with eight carries for 47 yards Tournament. The Vikings will “Another reason Central atand junior running back Maurice host St. Francis (Ind.) in the first tracts a lot of South American Coon had four rushes for 46 yards. round Saturday. HAAC members players is because we are a well Defensively, senior Matt Curts MidAmerica Nazarene and Bene- connected group of people that was the Eagles’ leading tackler dictine also earned at-large bids to refer CMU to new players coming through the agencies. Words with four solo and seven assisted the 16-team tournament. spreads that Central is a good tackles. Junior defensive lineman school and the rest if history.” Trevor Robinson had nine total SOCCER WWW.CENTRALMETHODIST.EDU • THE COLLEGIAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 • PAGE 7 CMU basketball teams EAGLES TOP BETHEL IN HOME OPENER winless over weekend Despite the Central Methodist University women’s basketball team rallying back from a 17-point deficit in the second half and cutting the lead to four with just over two minutes to play, the Midland Warriors continued to pull ahead and earned a 65-56 win over the Lady Eagles Friday in the Midland Classic in Fremont, Neb. After going scoreless the first five minutes of the game and allowing Midland to get an 8-0 lead, CMU battled back to take the lead with 12:58 to play in the half. The Lady Eagles were unable to stay on top as Midland pulled ahead, ending the half down 31-25. Midland continued to hold the lead the remainder of the game. CMU shot 30.9 percent from the field in the game while Midland shot 41.4 percent. The Lady Eagles were 18-of-29 from the free-throw line and the Warriors converted 15-of-20 shots. CMU also forced seven Midland turnovers. Sophomore Nakia Robinson and junior Raylyn Nuss each scored 11 points on the game for CMU. Sophomore Sammie Gathercole had a total of eight rebounds and scored 10 points in CMU’s favor. CMU dropped to 0-5 on the season with Saturday’s 71-50 loss against Grand View University. The two teams were tied 2727 at halftime, but the Vikings were able to pull away for the 21-point win in the second half, closing the game on a 28-7 run. Gathercole and senior Sami Dunger each had 11 points in the contest and junior Karli Abbey added 10 points. The Lady Eagles will be back on the court Friday when they host Lindenwood University - Belleville. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ******** The Central Methodist men’s basketball team lost another tough game in the second half, losing at NCAA Division II William Jewell College 7565 Saturday in Liberty. The two teams were deadlocked at 28-28 by halftime, but the Cardinals pulled away in the second half for their first win as a Division II school. Junior Elliott Black had a team-high 19 points for the Eagles and also added six rebounds. Junior Melvin Tillman, playing in his first game of the season, scored 16 points in his debut and senior Evan Lavery added 14 points. CMU’s men’s basketball team shot 64.8 percent from the field in its home opener Tuesday (Nov. 15) and forced Bethel College to commit 18 turnovers, leading the Eagles to an 88-70 win over the Threshers. The Eagles led the game from start to finish. Two three-pointers by senior Evan Lavery and junior Erick Roe late in the first half sent CMU into halftime leading 4732. In the second half, the Eagles stretched their lead to as many as 25 points. Bethel rallied to cut the lead to 12 with five minutes to go in the half but was unable to hang on. CMU’s defense only allowed the Thresher’s one point the remainder of the game, pulling out an 88-70 win. CMU shot 64.8 percent from the field in the game, including 71.4 percent in the first half. CMU shot 56.2 percent from three-point range, knocking down 9-of-16 attempts. The Eagles excelled at the free-throw line, hitting 9-of-10 shots, as well as forcing Bethel to commit 18 turnovers in the game. CMU softball claims #20 in poll CMU’s softball team has claimed the No. 20 ranking in the 2011 NAIA Softball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday. CMU had a successful run last season, finishing as the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular-season champions and finishing in second place in the conference tournament. The Lady Eagles had an overall record of 41-15 and a conference record of 16-4 in the 2011 season. CMU softball head coach Pat Reardon is pleased with the announcement as a preseason top 25. “This ranking is a direct reflection of the commitment and hard work of the players in this program,” Reardon said. “It is great to be recognized as a top 25 team.” Three returning players will play key roles this season. Seniors Kayla Yount, Kelsey Johnley and Rebecca Lipsey will be returning to the roster in 2012. Yount, a first baseman, had 418 putouts in 2011, setting CMU’s single-season record. She also scored 22 runs and had 36 RBIs. She was also named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Second Team and was an All-HAAC honorable mention. Johnley, an outfielder, scored 38 runs and 26 RBIs in 2011. She led the team with nine sacrifice hits and also stole 17 bases. Johnley received an All-HAAC honorable mention. Lipsey, a catcher, ended the season with six home runs and 30 RBIs. She also claimed a spot on Eagles fail with early lead, lose to Wm. Woods The Central Methodist women’s soccer team saw its dream season come to a close at home Nov. 8, losing to Benedictine College 1-0 at Davis Field during the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference postseason tournament. Benedictine scored the only goal of the game less than two minutes into the first half. CMU took control of the ball for most of the first half but managed to have just three shots on goal as the teams went into intermission. In the second half, Benedictine took 12 shots on goal to just two by the Lady Eagles. CMU again had possession of the ball for most of the second period. CMU’s best shot opportunity came with less than a minute remaining in the contest as junior Shawn Beard’s shot was blocked by a Raven defender and rolled out of bounds, as Benedictine held on for the win. CMU was outshot 23-to-5 on goal. Sophomore Brittany Andert played all 90 minutes in goal for CMU. CMU ends the season with a record of 14-3-2. The 14 wins is a school record for most wins in a season in women’s soccer. This was also the final game The CMU men’s basketball team held the momentum for a majority of the first half in its first road contest of the season Nov. 9 at William Woods University, but the Owls started out strong in the second half. The Owls started the half on a 14-4 run to pull away to a 71-60 win in Fulton. William Woods scored the first basket of the game, but the CMU offense scored on each of its first three possessions. Junior Eric Franklin made each of his first four free throws to give the Eagles a 6-2 lead two minutes into the game. Junior Robert Mason knocked down a three-pointer from the left wing at the 16:57 mark, but that shot wouldn’t fall very often for CMU. For the rest of the game, the Eagles made just 1-of-17 three-pointers. The Owls fought back to make the score 14-13 and had an opportunity to take the lead, but CMU went on a 10-2 over a 5:04 span in the middle of the first half. Franklin started the run, twice scoring a basket off a turnover. Junior Derek Kitch knocked down a baseline jumper to give the Eagles a 24-15 lead, their biggest of the game, with 7:40 remaining in the first half. Although CMU forced 14 turnovers in the first 20 minutes — including five steals by Franklin — William Woods fought back at the end of the first half, tying the score at 30-30 with 2:04 to play in the first half. The two teams exchanged possessions back and forth over the final two minutes, but neither team scored, leaving the score deadlocked at halftime. William Woods started the second half on an 8-0 and never relinquished its lead. Junior Alex Barner ended CMU’s scoring drought, hitting two free throws with 15:42 on the clock, but the Owls consistently held a 10-point lead for the next five minutes of the game. Of CMU’s 60 points in the game, 34 were scored in the paint. The Owls stretched their lead to 15 points with just over seven minutes to play, but inside baskets by Franklin kept the Eagles within striking distance. William Woods had its biggest lead of the game at 62-46 with 4:43 to play, but CMU put together a late rally. Barner made back-to-back free throws, then knocked down the Eagles’ other three-pointer. He added another free throw off a turnover to cut the margin to 65-55 with 2:20 remaining in the game. Franklin recorded his sixth steal of the game and scored a Lavery had a big night for the Eagles, scoring 26 points and grabbing three rebounds in the game. Sophomore Melvin Tillman had 18 points, while finishing with two steals. Junior Elliott Black added also 10 points, while attaining three assists and two steals. CMU improved to 2-3 on the season while Bethel dropped to 0-3. Next up, the Eagles take on the NCAA Division II University of Central Missouri. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Warrensburg. fast-break layup to cut the deficit to eight points, but that’s as close as CMU would come to the lead. William Woods was able to stop the comeback and score six of the game’s final nine points for the 11-point win. CMU shot 36.1 percent from the floor and made 14-of-22 free throws for 63.6 percent. William Woods, meanwhile, made 30-of62 shot attempts in the game for 48.4 percent shooting, but the Owls only made 5-of-13 free throws in the contest, shooting 38.5 percent from the charity stripe. The Eagles committed just 13 turnovers compared to William Woods’ 25, but the Owls outrebounded CMU 49-31, hauling in 18 offensive rebounds. Franklin led CMU in scoring with 18 points, making 6-of-6 free throws. He also had one of the Eagles’ four assists and lead the team with six steals. Barner also finished the game in double figures in scoring with 14 points and also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Junior Erick Roe added eight points and Mason scored six points. For William Woods, senior Daniel Armah led the Owls with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. the 2011 All-HAAC Second Team. Reardon is also expecting big things from sophomore pitcher Aubrey Utley. In her rookie season at CMU, Utley became the first CMU pitcher in school history to surpass 20 wins in a season, finishing 2011 with an overall record of 24-4 and one save in 32 appearances. She posted a 1.25 ERA and finished with 138 strikeouts. She also led the HAAC in ERA, innings pitched and wins. Utley was named the HAAC Pitcher-of-the-Year in her first collegiate season and was selected to the NAIA All-America Second Team. CMU women’s, men’s soccer teams end season in opening rounds of HAAC Tournaments for Lauren Robb and Elizabeth Gayer. For their careers at CMU, Robb played in 70 games, scored 12 goals, and had four assists. Out of the 12 goals scored, three were game-winning goals. Gayer played in 28 games and scored three goals. ******** After Mother Nature delayed their opening round match, the Benedictine College men’s soccer team took care of business on Nov. 8 against Central Methodist University. The Ravens earned a 3-1 win over CMU to advance to the semifinals of the HAAC Postseason Tournament. The loss ends the Eagles’ season with a 9-8 record. CMU took the early lead during the 16th minute, when sophomore Ricardo Valsien scored the Eagles only goal. Nine minutes later, Benedictine tied the game at 1-1 on a goal by Fernando Galvan. The Ravens added goals in the 59th and 72nd minutes of the second half. CMU was outshot 22 to 12 during the game, but outshot the Ravens on goal 6-5. Junior Corey Schelle played all 90 minutes in goal for CMU, recording six saves. PAGE 8 • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 ‘Almost Maine’ coming to Little Theatre in December ALMOST MAINE BY JOHN CARIANI will be performed by the Central Methodist University Little Theatre on the dates of Dec. 1 to 4. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Watch for rehearsal photos and additional information in future issues of The Collegian. THE COLLEGIAN • ELECTION ANALYSIS: Some sense of normalcy With the last month seeming as if the Republican Primary had teamed up with the Ringling Brothers, these last two weeks have seem to stabilize the contest and bring some sense of normalcy to the Race to 2012. The Republicans had their latest debate in South Carolina this past Saturday, Nov. 12. For the first time during any of the debates, each candidate finally performed well. This made it seem, even if momentarily, there could be a bright light at what has been a dark tunnel during the Republican Primary to date. This debate was the first to focus on foreign policy. The key topics were dealing with the growing threat of nuclear weapons in Iran and the growing role of China. The Republicans used this opportunity to at- W hat ’s on your iPod? By BRITTANEE JACOBS, Collegian Co-Editor I surprised three English professors last week and asked for the last five songs they listened to, whether on the radio or the computer. I must admit, some of the songs and artists I had never even heard of before, but I listened to each of the songs, and I even added a few to my own music collection! I encourage you to check out all of these songs, and at least you’ll learn a little about your professors. Also, if you haven’t heard of and/or downloaded the music program Spotify, do so immediately—it’s a wonderful combination of iTunes and Pandora. The coolest feature is it connects your Facebook friends’ Spotify accounts with yours (you can see what your friends are listening to) and discover some new music. der tack Obama’s role in the growing threat of Iran. It was a combined effort that showed strength as a party and brought the audience and party members back to their main goal: Defeat Barack Obama next November. When asked, candidates split on whether they thought water boarding was considered torture, with Bachmann and Cain in support, while Huntsman and Paul dissented. With Romney leading all Republicans by 8 percentage points in the latest polls, he used this debate as an opportunity to consistently attack positions that Obama has taken and show how he would differ. Remember that Romney’s biggest problem amongst Republicans is that he’s not conservative enough so this was a tactical move on the part of his campaign. Gingrich has gained considerable ground in the latest polls, By TYLER J. WINN Collegian Reporter now being deemed the second most presidential, among the Republican candidates, according to the latest CNN poll. Perry continues to slide, now ranking fourth in most polls. Cain has continued to remain second in the polls despite spending much of his attention lately to the scandal surrounding him. On Sunday Nov. 13, Obama took questions from reporters while in Hawaii for the APEC summit. Many of these questions were focused on statements which had been made by Republican candidates at the debate the previous night. He responded to one question relative to Bachmann and Cain’s stance on water boarding. Obama was deliberate in stating that water boarding is torture and that’s why his administration has made it illegal. Otherwise, he stated: “I am going to make it a practice of not commenting on whatever is said in Republican debates until they’ve got an actual nominee.” Obama did say that he believed that the sanctions his administration has placed on Iran have been effective in weakening their economy and their leadership role in the area. He ended the session by promoting his jobs bill, and vowed to continue to press Congress to get this legislation passed. Chorale on the road Dr. Travis Johnson Brittanee Jacobs DR. KAVITA S. HATWALKAR “True Faith-94” by New Or- “Cheated on Me” by Gavin DeGraw “Plasticities” by Andrew Bird “Father Lucifer” by Tori Amos “Always Something There to Remind Me” by Naked Eyes DR. TRAVIS JOHNSON “Cashmere” by Led Zeppelin “Atlas Song” by Jónsi & Alex (my new favorite; it’s a great song for studying!) “The Ghost Inside” by Broken Bells “Your Face Left Before You” by Buke & Gass “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel WWW.CENTRALMETHODIST.EDU Dr. Kavita S. Hatwalkar DR. JOHN PORTER “Movie Star” by Stereophonics “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police “Love Spreads” by The Stone Roses “Behind the Wall of Sleep” by The Smithereens “Inner City Blues” by Marvin Gaye Dr. John Porter BRITTANEE JACOBS “Streets of Gold” by Needtobreathe “Hotel” by Broken Social Scene “Only a Pawn in Their Game” by Bob Dylan “NewAmsterdam” by Cassino “Miss Delaney” by Jack’s Mannequin Central Methodist University’s highly regarded touring choir, the Chorale, will spend Nov. 16 to 22 on their annual singing trek performing at schools and churches in Missouri. ,This year the Chorale will give morning and afternoon performances for schools in Mexico, Macon, Hannibal, Wentzville, Affton, Fenton, Pacific, Washington, and Union. The evening concerts will be in United Methodist Churches. These concerts are open to the public and there is no admission fee. Each evening concert is at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The church concert schedule: • Wed., Nov. 16 Nelson UMC, Boonville • Thurs., Nov. 17 Hannibal UMC • Fri., Nov. 18 Webster Hills UMC (St. Louis area) • Sat., Nov. 19 Manchester UMC, (St. Louis area) • Sun., Nov. 20 Manchester UMC (a.m. service) • Sun., Nov. 20 Fenton UMC, (St. Louis area) • Mon., Nov. 21 Eureka UMC The Chorale has 29 members, including an accompanist. The tour repertoire is dynamic, diverse, and challenging. It includes familiar pieces, such as “Beautiful Savior,” “Shenandoah,” and “Soon-a Will be Done,” as well as less widely performed pieces like Eric Whitacre’s “Animal Crackers,” Vaughn Williams’ “The Call,” and Poulenc’s “Hodie Christus Natus est.” Chorale conductor, Dr. Claude Westfall, has been the director of choral activities at CMU since 2008.