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Volume 130 | Issue 34
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Millspaugh: Moving in on males Page 4
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Student leaders voice support at state capitol BISMARCK Two Student Government members voice support for three bills. REILLY ERTMAN
With crucial bills relating to UND being discussed in the North Dakota state legislature, student voices are being heard through UND Student Government members. On Wednesday and Thursday, Student Body Vice President Eric
the legislature with the potential to directly affect UND students, Watne and Gerbert were determined to lend a voice to the students of UND during the committee hearings. “At the legislature, we help make Watne Gerbert sure UND students are represented and Watne, and Governmental Affairs that their needs are advocated for,” Commissioner Shane Gerbert travWatne said. eled to the state capitol in Bismarck Up for discussion to represent UND and give a voice Watne and Gerbert focused to its students. With three bills on the floor of their energy on the $68 million bill
Special Collections displays 164th Regiment history [SERIANNA HENKEL] THEDAKOTASTUDENT
for a new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences facility, the equal, nondiscriminatory housing and employment bill and a bill that will dictate funding for UND over the next two years. Because of the grandeur of the aforementioned bills, there is always the potential to overlook the interests of those directly affected — UND students.
Experience With 13 visits to Bismarck under his belt this academic year alone and 55 over the last two years, Gerbert understands the process and admits that despite his vigorous attempts to attend, his
presence is on “only one of 80 days in a legislature session.” According to Gerbert, working with legislators on a state-level is “intimidating at first,” but allows Student Government members to build relationships with political leaders and communicate issues and concerns. With all three bills in the critical drafting period during this most recent trip, Watne and Gerbert had a valuable opportunity to influence their formation. “Its a chance to make sure UND students get a great educa-
Embodying change Activist, feminist, author and former prisoner Angela Davis made appeared at UND’s Chester Fritz Auditorium at 7 p.m., Wednesday in the “Great Conversation” series hosted by the University Program Council. A public reception and book signing followed the event at the Gorecki Alumni Center. Additional coverage of the event to follow in Issue 35 on Feb. 8.
The “Service and Sacrifice: Remembering the 164th Infantry Regiment in WWII” is on display in Special Collections at the Chester Fritz Library.
HONOR Chester Fritz Library hosts “Service and Sacrifice” exhibit on first N.D. regiment in WWII. Joy Jacobson
It’s one of the biggest collections in the Chester Fritz Library and depicts the lives of the first infantry regiment to come out of North Dakota during World War II — the 164th. “Service and Sacrifice: Remembering the 164th
Infantry Regiment in World War II,” is on display in the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. The exhibit features artifacts, photographs and publications about the soldiers. “The 164th is, in essence, a North Dakota thing,” Special Collections executive director Curt Hanson said. “It gets used a lot and it’s important.” The department is the official archive for the 164th Infantry Regiment and, according to Hanson, the materials on display are just the tip of the iceberg. “We try to preserve and make available history,” he said.
Enabling the injured at UND 911 Crisis Coordination Team assists students who are hurt on campus. Sarah Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT
In the fall of 2011, thenfreshman Sean Bryant was walking home after a long shift at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center when a car struck him head-on as he traversed across the road. “I was thrown 40 feet from the crosswalk I had been in,” Bryant said.
He ended up with head trauma, road rash, fractured iliac crest, a puncture wound in his abdomen and various sprains and micro fractures. Bryant spent his recovery at the local Altru hospital and
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Letter to the editor [page 5]
Study Abroad Fair [page 8]
Bitz: Huff lacks ambition [page 10]
Ochs: Organ donation [page 5]
STLF tour preview [page 7]
Classifieds [page 9]
UND to host Beavers [page 11]
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While Watne and Gerbert do tion,” Gerbert said. During the session, the pair sat bring part of the UND student in on various committees and joined voice to Bismarck, influencing state lawmakdiscussion in ing is often order to best The most effective better heard represent the testistudent body. lobbyist is the stu- through mony by af“ T h e fected parties. dent himself. most effective This is lobbyist is the why Watne student himoften brings self,” District Mac Schneider s t u d e n t s 42 Democrat District 42 senator along to tesSen. Mac tify. On this Schneider occasion, said. he read a testimony written by his As a former UND alumnus, older sister who studies medicine at Schneider says he embraces student UND. interaction in the capitol. He hoped that the testimony “They can give testimonies in
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would show interior UND SMHS support of the proposed $68 million bill for a new medical facility. “Instead of looking at a spreadsheet of data, who better than a student to come in and give a testimony,” Schneider said. It’s a concept commonly overheard by Watne. “There are legislature members who say, ‘We want to hear from the students,’” he said. “We are truly well-liked down there in Bismarck.” This week was the first hearing of the equal housing and employment bill. Gerbert is currently watching its development and advocating its passage. Reilly Ertman is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at reilly.ertman.2 @my.und.edu
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The collection houses medals, books and artifacts of the 164th Infantry Regiment. Photos by Serianna Henkel.
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One of the most notable artifacts on display was a Japanese sword taken from Guadalcanal during the United States’ first offensive action against Japan. According to Daniel Sauerwein, the UND doctorate student responsible for creating the exhibit, the sword “actually has battle evidence on it.” Hanson described the island as “Hell on Earth,” saying that the regiment experienced culture shock when thrust into the tropical rainforest of Guadalcanal after growing up on the flat plains of North Dakota. “They became known as jungle fighters,” Sauerwein said. “They’re a highly decorated group.” Awards received by members of the regiment include a Navy Cross, six Distinguished Service Crosses, six Legions of Merit, 10 Soldier’s Medals, 89 Silver Stars, 199 Bronze Star Medals and around 2,000 Purple Hearts. Sauerwein said because there were roughly 1,000 soldiers in the regiment, the servicemen received
multiple Purple Hearts. Another nickname of the regiment was the “164th Marines,” and according to Hanson, it was a nickname that was not lightly given by the Marines. Several publications were released after the return of the regiment. One of these publications was the poem, “The Fighting 164,” written during the battle of Guadalcanal. “The author was actually in a foxhole when he wrote it,” Sauerwein said. Another notable publication was archivist Terry Shoptaugh’s 2010 book “They Were Ready,” which chronicles the life of the 164th during the Pacific War. According to Hanson, “Terry’s book is one of the more important books that has been recently written on North Dakota history.” The exhibit is available for viewing during the normal business hours of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Joy Jacobson is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at joy.d.jacobson @my.und.edu
Friday February 8, 2012
COMMENTARY DSVIEW Voice
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GOVERNMENT Making known student support for bills before the state legislature is critical for positive change.
The UND campus offers many different ways to get to know people including class, day-today interaction and organized events such as Valentine’s Day Speed Dating in the Memorial Union on Feb. 14.
Making a move on males Basically, the guy has to do all of the work, while the girl just sits there smiling at him with her breasts pushed up out of her shirt. While the feeling of being pursued by a guy is always flattering, it doesn’t coincide with what women have been working toward for so Jaye Millspaugh THEDAKOTASTUDENT many years. According to the U.S. DepartWe’ve all been there: That mo- ment of Labor’s website, women ment when a very attractive person held 51 percent of all high-paying enters the room and the butterflies management and professional ocin your stomach decide to throw a cupations and made up 58 percent wild party. of college students, when the 2010 If you’re Census was anything like taken. If it doesn’t work out me, a slightly Since it’s with one guy, there’s socially acceptsocially awkward female plenty more to try able for women who’s into to further their your luck with. guys, your first education, purassumption sue their dream Jaye Millspaugh careers, vote in about every hot guy you meet staff writer elections and is that he’s too be something hot for you and other than a you’ll never have a chance with him stay-at-home mom, I find it very because you’re not a supermodel/ ironic that so many women still cheerleading captain/sorority presi- don’t believe it’s socially acceptable dent. to ask a guy for his phone number. You. Are. Wrong. It comes off as aggressive In my roughly four years at Many girls are worried that UND, I’ve met a good handful of making the first move will scare guys worthy of a first date, based on away guys or will look too aggrestheir looks and the vibe I got from sive. talking to them. If the moment feels Unless you sprint up to a guy right, I see nothing wrong with ca- and handcuff him to your body, sually asking a guy for his phone before dragging him to a midnight number. premiere of one of the “Twilight” However, this is a subject on movies, you probably don’t have to which many of my female friends worry. and I disagree. According to a poll on yelp.com, They wonder why they haven’t as long as the girl “doesn’t look like had a date in a while. Quasimodo or a hairy zebra,” most It’s not traditional of the guys who commented actuThis is one of the more common ally appreciate it when girls make excuses I have heard — that the man the first move. Why? Because “it is supposed to “step it up and be a shows that she’s confident and direct man.”
DATES Girls needn’t wait for the guy to make the first move in romantic relationships.
and not afraid to go after what she wants.” This is reflective of my personal experiences too because most of the guys I’ve gotten phone numbers from have agreed to at least a first date.
“Too shy” to ask While I can definitely empathize with this one because I’m not always the most confident either, it’s important to remember that shyness is not exclusive to females. Guys can be just as shy as girls when it comes to making the first move on someone they’re attracted to. Plus, learning how to face your fears and step out of your comfort zone is an important skill to have, not just with dating, but in many other areas of life as well. Whenever I get nervous, I tell myself to mentally prepare for the worst-case scenario so that I’m pleasantly surprised if things work out and not as upset if they don’t. The best part is that UND has an endless supply of hot, single guys, as long as you’re willing to put yourself out there to meet them. If it doesn’t work out with one guy, there’s plenty more for you to try your luck with. Just make sure they don’t know each other to avoid awkward situations. Now, if you’re still not convinced that it’s totally OK for a girl to make the first move, I’ll mention that the last time I asked a guy for his phone number was about a year ago and he bought me dinner at Paradiso on Valentine’s Day 2012. I’m still with that guy today even though I’m not a supermodel/cheerleading captain/ sorority president. Jaye Millspaugh is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jaye.millspaugh.2 @my.und.edu
Wednesday and Thursday saw two Student Government leaders attending a legislative session at the North Dakota state capitol in Bismarck. Student Body Vice President Eric Watne and Governmental Affairs Commissioner Shane Gerbert attended the session in order to voice UND Student Government support for two bills before the legislature that relate to the wellbeing of university students in Grand Forks. They are also keeping tabs on a third bill that governs the allocation of funds to UND for the next two years. The first bill Watne and Gerbert will voice their support for would provide $68 million in funding from the state to build a new facility for the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The current facility was once the main hospital in Grand Forks and still retains some of the main features of its former glory including the emergency room doors and the morgue. Obviously its original purpose was not for teaching, and while boasting five floors and two large, airy atriums, the building has not been able to catch up with the growth of the state’s only medical school. The second supported bill would prevent landlords and employers from discriminating based on race, age, gender or sexual preference. Student Government feels that backing support of this bill shows that “every student deserves to have a roof over their head without worrying about being evicted or fired from their job,” according to Student Body President Logan Fletcher. Gerbert took a statement from Fletcher to the session this week. The editorial board greatly values the student body voice and because our education is greatly dependent on the state for funding, we feel that it is important to take a part in the political system that governs our fate. The student opinion is often overlooked in politics when it comes to allocating money and passing bills, especially one that has the potential to increase the capacity of our medical and health sciences school. However, we do not feel that these sessions are as well represented as they could be. Although Watne and Gerbert are valued UND students, it is very unlikely that either are influenced directly by the possibility of a new medical facility and therefore cannot correctly voice the need for that bill to pass. Watne stated that he was planning on bringing a statement from his sister who is enrolled in the UND SMHS. However, will that be enough to show the need for expansion? Will the state legislature make the connection between UND students, the only medical school in North Dakota and the health crisis happening out in the oil fields? We think that more should be done by Student Government to get the students involved in the role of government and their respective fields. Perhaps if this issue was voiced publicly to the student body, some of the medical students might have volunteered to make the trip to Bismarck. Sometimes change and funding don’t come without a fight from everyone involved.
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Donations that last a lifetime Letter to the Editor: Faith there are 115,000 patients waiting for an organ. A new name is added to this list every 10 minutes. Unfortunately, not everyone on this list receives an organ in time, resulting in about 18 deaths per day. Mary Ochs Thankfully there is another, THEDAKOTASTUDENT more inspiring statistic — 90 It may be surprising just how percent of Americans said they easy it is to save a life. are in favor of organ donation. The main reason for the lack Yet, these individuals claim they of organ donation is because lack the information needed to many people are uninformed. If do anything about it. more individuals learned about When I got my driver’s lithe organ cense at 16, donation I, along with There are for more many othprocess, the list of pabenefits to organ do- ers, opted tients on be an ornation that there are to the United gan donor reasons to turn away. on the spot. Network for Organ SharHowever, if Mary Ochs one chooses ing donation list would staff writer to sign up be shorter. at another There is time, there great demand for organ donors, is a quick and easy application and there is very little effort in- on organdonor.gov. volved to becoming one — esAlthough many organ donapecially for college students in tions occur after the donor is good health. deceased, some organs, such as Organ donation, according kidneys, can be donated when to donatelife.net, is when an both members of the transfer are individual offers either a partial still alive. or a whole organ for the transThe prime age for live organ plantation into another human donation is 18 to 60 years of age. in need. College students fall directly According to donatelife.net, into that range with organs that
GIVING Being an organ donor can benefit both the recipient and the giver.
are still young and reliable. Live organ donation can help to decrease the amount of names on the UNOS waiting list. It causes organs to come at a more rapid rate, instead of waiting for the donors to pass away. I will admit it takes a lot of courage to be a live organ donor. I am not sure myself if I would be willing to become one. I am only an organ donor who would donate if I were deceased; but I absolutely admire those who are brave and generous enough to be live donors. Being an organ donor comes with a long list of benefits. Deciding to donate is an important decision — a decision that involves little effort to initiate but can result in life-changing affects. There are far more benefits to organ donation than there are reasons to turn away. The research tells us that there would be many more organ donors if they only knew more about what it entailed. It’s important for college students to become informed about the process. We are prime candidates for donating, and can really make a difference by simply becoming aware. Mary Ochs is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at mary.ochs @my.und.edu
I have no doubt that there are some people that don’t care if others identify as Buddhist or Jewish. I wonder how those same people would react if they met someone with no spirituality or faith whatsoever? How would they react if they were to meet an Atheist? In 2012 in a Pew Research Survey on religious identification found a .8 percent increase in those identifying as Atheists from 2007 and a 4.3 percent increase to 19.6 percent in those choosing not to identify with a religion. The “religious nones” represent almost a fifth of the United States Population. As the United States slowly moves away from traditional religion, towards non-religious and secular identification, understanding the experiences of our non-religious minority is important. As an Atheist, I was upset when I read the article Ms. Ochs wrote for the DS. I do not think she purposefully meant to invalidate the lives of millions of American Atheists and an estimated billion worldwide, but that is how some Atheists may take it. While I can certainly respect and resonate with the sentiments of living life intentionally and being opened to having your beliefs challenged I think there is a different take home message for individuals who do not believe — that without faith, our lives are without “purpose” and we have nothing to “form our conscience and help us to understand what is right and wrong.” These are egregious stereotypes of non-believers that must be challenged. Atheists do have morals and are able to follow ethical guidelines. Atheists are neither more or less amoral nor immoral than those with faith. Atheists are doctors, students, parents, and business owners. We active duty military, your neighbors and your peers. We are productive and law abiding members of society. We may not believe in an Abrahamic God or an abstrusely defined “higher power,” but many do believe in families, reciprocating favors, and the transformative power of compassion. Many Atheists and non-believers value acts of charity, education, tolerance and equality. All of these beliefs and values are held completely independent of any spirituality or faith. If knowing right from wrong is difficult for you, then you lack empathy not religion or some abstractly described faith. I believe everyone is in charge of making their own meaning in life and whether or not you believe in a higher power or have faith will not guarantee you meaning. That is entirely up to you. Louis Pagano doctoral student
Badgers series brings spirit back to UND AGGRESSION The men’s hockey team needs to play like they mean it to get the win. Adam Christianson THEDAKOTASTUDENT
It’s been a difficult year for the men’s hockey team. Going into last weekend’s series against the Badgers, UND was suffering from the longest winless streak in ten years. There is something different about the hockey teams, both men’s and women’s, since the name was dropped. It seemed that the competitiveness had tapered off, and, up until last weekend, the men’s team appeared lethargic, beaten and burned out. UND was soundly beaten on the first night of the Gophers series and blew a two goal lead in the second game to end in a tie. More recently, UND lost one game and tied a second against the St. Cloud Huskies. Both of those series were immensely disappointing to UND fans, and left me wondering what happened to the team I loved. Plays were consistently fumbled and it seemed that poor communication led to an uncoordinated hockey team. Last weekend all of that seemed to evaporate. Friday night’s tie was superficial because what I saw on the ice was a completely changed hockey team. The passes were cleaner, and
the team seemed to work together better than I have seen all year. Last weekend’s series was even more important than normal because of UND’s impending move to the NCHC. Perhaps in the long run that decision will come to light as the right one, but for now it is purely infuriating. Decades old hockey rivalries like the UND, Badger and Gopher series will be a thing of the past. In the future, the only chance these three teams will have to play each other will be in the playoffs. After the loss to the Gophers, UND needed this win over the Badgers because it represented the end of an era. True, Friday night’s game ended in a disappointing tie, but no matter how well the team plays it can[KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT not win everything. The number of solid chances generated by UND’s UND’s Joe Gleason (20) skates the puck past Wisconsin goalie Landon Peterson (30) offense can only be credited to bet- to come away with a 4-1 win on Saturday, breaking its five game winless streak. ter teamwork. Friday’s game should have end- is not what hockey is about. The with aggression and prowess, was two defensemen and scored. The ed in a UND victory, if not for a number of fights a team wins on the best I have seen all year, and to opponents are only going to play few inaccurate the ice means beat a rival team like the Badgers by harder after falling behind — so shots at the if the three goals is never easy. simple mistakes can be very costly. The number of fights nothing net. The agpuck doesn’t This season has been lacking in Now the challenge is to maina team wins on the ice go in the defense and goalie departments for tain this performance and improve gression and confidence, Aggres- UND. However, the Badger series on it. This does not have to be a means nothing if the net. which had sion is about showed that defense can stick with wasted season. There is still time to puck doesn’t go in controlling a very capable opponent. been absent improve UND’s record before playthis year, rethe puck and The only problem with defense offs if that same attitude that was the net. appeared and tipping the comes from a trend of blowing leads shown during last weekend’s hockey Adam Christianson led to a 4-1 balance of almost immediately after scoring. series is continued. staff writer momentum During Friday night’s game, UND victory over the Badgers in in the team’s scored first to make the game 1-0. Adam Christianson is a staff writer Saturday night’s game. favor. Seconds after scoring, before the for The Dakota Student. He can When I say aggression, I am not Saturday’s game was awesome. announcer could even celebrate the be reached at adam.christianson @my.und.edu talking about fighting because that The passing and teamwork, filled goal, the Badgers skated right past
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recalled a graduate student from the UND Dean of Students office entering his hospital room shortly after being admitted. “I remember this grad student coming in with a clipboard and introducing herself as being from UND,” Bryant said. “She contacted my mom as my emergency contact and took some notes and offered to email my professors to alert them.” That graduate student was a member of the university’s Crisis Coordination Team, a group described as “a network of campus colleagues,” by the office’s webpage. The team responds to situations involving UND students who are reported in crisis or distress. Cara Halgren, associate vice president for Student Services and Dean of Students, oversees the Crisis Team. “It is not a service all of our students end up using,” she said. “However, we don’t ever want students to be afraid of using it. Our biggest concern is making sure students have the support they need.” When the University Police Department is notified of a situation, a Crisis Team member is dispatched to the scene — commonly the emergency room. Because of the unpredictable nature of emergency situations involving students, the service runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Friday February 8, 2013 However, ther may be instances “It didn’t faze me or bother me,” “We don’t ever want students During normal office hours, a to be afraid of making that phone faculty member will respond to the when students are less than satisfied he said about the experience. According to the Dean of Stu- call (to UPD),” she said. “We want incident. For circumstances occur- with their interactions with the Crisis dents office, a hesitation students them to make a call with confidence, ing outside standard business hours, Team. “If a student is concerned with may have when consulting the Crisis knowing they’re trying to help.” a trained graduate student responds. the inter- Coordination Team is whether or not In a majority of cases, students “The role action (he they will or could be cited for underhave found their experiences with the of our memOur biggest concern or she had age intoxication or minor in posses- Crisis Coordination Team beneficial. bers is to learn is making sure stu- with a team sion charges. “More often than not, we build some more about member), we “It all depends on the circumpretty good relationships with stuthe student dents have the supwould like to stances,” Halgren said. “If the students,” Halgren said. “It’s a privilege and what port they need. know about dents are cited by UPD prior to for us to be involved in the lives of happened,” that,” Halgren them going in, we would work that students when they might be expeHalgren said. Cara Halgren said. “Our job information. One of our common riencing the more difficult times of “Their job is associate VP for Student Services is to support.” sanctions is better understanding the their college career.” to document B r y a n t role of alcohol in your life.” what they obfelt his run-in Halgren mentioned sanctions serve. We (at Sarah Erickson is a staff writer for the Dean of Students office) take that with the Crisis Team had been posi- might be put in place after the whole The Dakota Student. She can be report because then it’s our job to fol- tive and he felt it was a useful resource situation is over, but the first priority reached at sarah.e.erickson @my.und.edu is student safety. low up with the student with support for UND students. or services after the fact.” When a graduate student is deployed to the scene, the Crisis Team ensures that he or she is in constant communication with a professional staff member. “We want to make sure the student working has all the professional support they need,” Halgren said. But even after the hospital visit has been made, the Crisis Team’s job Discover the Magic of working at Macy’s! isn’t completed. The team also helps injured students in every possible way, from communication with said We are now accepting and reviewing online professors to transportation from class to class. applications at our Columbia Mall location for “Due to (the Crisis Team member) being there, things were sped up in the Dean’s office when I did my medical drop,” Bryant said.
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Mortier Organ’s journey leads it to the Ralph Story by Jaye Millspaugh The pipes of the Ralph Engelstad Arena’s hockey nets make a distinct sound when they’re struck. But the pipes of the colorful organ in the arena’s South Club room make music of their own — that is, when people can hear it. “The organ usually gets played before a game, but most people don’t seem to notice it until after it stops
playing because the bar is often so loud,” arena tour guide Grace Bergman said. According to Bergman, the $500,000 organ was originally built by the Theofiel Mortier Company in Belgium in 1903 and was purchased by Ralph Engelstad during the early 1990s. The Theofiel Mortier Company had originally built over 1,000 mechanical pipe organs but most of them were destroyed during World Wars I and II and from accidental fires. The
[KEISUKE YOSHIMURA] THEDAKOTASTUDENT The Theofiel Mortier Organ, constructed in 1903, has been at the Ralph since the arena’s construction in 2001.
vibrant organ in the South Club room was originally built to be played at a fair and is one of only a few left in existence. It was in pieces at the time of purchase, so Engelstad, a wealthy businessman who owned one of the most popular casinos in Las Vegas, had it stored in the Nevada State Prison for seven years while the inmates repaired and painted it. As a former UND hockey player, he wanted to give back to his alma mater by donating $104 million for UND to build a new hockey arena. The money was donated in Dec. 1998 and the arena hosted its first hockey
game on Oct. 5, 2001. After sitting in the arena for about a year and a half, the organ was sent back to Las Vegas where it was restored and computerized by Robert Macs of Pipes and Palaces Production. “It traveled all the way there and back on a truck from Ryan Potatoes,” Bergman said. The organ now features an accordion, cymbals, a snare drum and a bass drum, and it has 480 songs stored in its computer, including “Beer Barrel Polka” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” The only people who
STLF prepares for yearly Pay It Forward tour
LEADERS UND chapter of national group will head to Denver, San Antonio and D.C. kaitlin bezdicek THEDAKOTASTUDENT
Spring break is just over a month away, and UND students are finalizing trips to the hit the beach, visit family at home or pick up more hours at work. Several students have signed up to spend the week conducting service work on a Pay It Forward tour through UND’s chapter of Students Today Leaders Forever. UND’s STLF chapter is just one
of several middle school, high school and collegiate chapters that are organizing bus tours to San Antonio, Washington D.C. and Denver. Each day, the buses will stop at various service sites where students help out, such as food shelves or humane societies, or by cleaning yards or painting. Afterward, participants will fill their evenings with team building activities, reflection and eventually, rest their head on the floor of a church or local YMCA. “You go out and volunteer, pat yourself on the back at the end of the day and know there’s a lot more work to be done,” said Margaret Burke, a STLF core member and trip Bus Core leader. Burke was introduced to Pay It Forward tours during high school and when she came to college, decid-
STLF tours the country, helping out at service sites like the one above. Photo courtesy of Jaye Millspaugh.
ed to participate at UND. She volunteered to be a Bus Core leader this
year which has involved planning service projects, places to stay over-
night and overall facilitating the trip. “I want to see other people have the same great experience I had,” Burke said. “I want everyone to have the same magical feeling I had and share and pay it forward to the next generation of people.” Each bus holds 35 to 40 riders, and Burke noted that participants are able to get to know other students that they may not know from their classes or activities. “I’ve met so many great people through this organization,” Burke said. “I’m not saying that you will meet 40 best friends but you will meet 40 pretty cool people that you will know on a deeper level.” Junior Kaci Mobley signed up for the Washington D.C. bus tour
Friday February 8, 2013
Study Abroad Fair showcases UND’s choices EXPERIENCE Event tells prospective students information about international programs.
JORDAN RODGERS THEDAKOTASTUDENT
Many college students wonder about studying abroad and have questions about it, such as the cost and where one can go. Answers to these questions and many more were available at the Study Abroad Fair Wednesday afternoon. Available to most According to UND Education Abroad Advisor Neva Hendrickson, there are many different programs here that allow you to go abroad. “There are about 26, and that’s where UND actually holds the agreement with a combination of exchange and study abroad programs, as well as eight providers UND works with that offer over 300 programs options for students,” Hendrickson said. The programs are open to students with sophomore status and who hold a 2.5 GPA or higher. There are also many options to help with the expenses of studying abroad. “Financial Aid does apply to those affiliated with UND,” Hendrickson said. Outside of the 26 UND programs, students are able to obtain college credit because all study abroad program credits are transferable. Hendrickson, a 2002 UND graduate, spent five weeks in China with a volunteer program the summer after her freshman year. “There are over 40 countries to choose from,” Hendrickson said. “The top destination each year has been Norway, as well as Australia.” Hendrickson says the length of these programs can be anywhere from one week to a full academic year, with the longest opportunity being a fall, spring and summer program. Studies in Italy Junior Kate Drechsel, who traveled with the University Studies Abroad Consortium and spent her spring semester last year in Italy, said that studying abroad has been one of the best life experiences she’s ever had. The only UND student in her program, she joined about 40 other students from all over the United States and a few from other countries. Although Drechsel said classes were longer than those at UND — students spent about 2 hours in a classroom with breaks in between — she enjoyed that there was less homework because teachers focused more on learning through tests, papers, and quizzes. The language barrier was sometimes difficult to pass, but Drechsel did it with help from the natives and lots of practice. “Through time it became eas-
ier to understand the teachers,” Drechsel said. “They would talk in English and we would reply in Italian just to try to understand.” Understanding the language and local culture was also made easier by the helpfulness of the local population. “The people were so welcoming and wanted to teach you everything about their culture by showing you around and teaching you Italian,” said Drechsel. Her experience made her realize how valuable time really was. “The people of Italy wanted to enjoy life more than spend time being too busy to realize what was going on around them,” she said. Although she is not yet fluent in Italian, Drechsel said she would go back in a heartbeat. On the ocean Semester at Sea is another program UND offers, in which students can spend anywhere from 68 days to 108 days visiting eight to 14 countries around the world, according to Assistant Director of Admissions of the Semester at Sea Program Holly Tawil. Semester at Sea is a comparative study abroad program. During the trip, students spend time in class each day they are at sea,
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Matt Hiller gives Austin Espe information about UND’s study abroad opportunities at The Loading Dock Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Keisuke Yoshimura.
then have four days in each country they stop at. “The classes are just like an everyday classroom here,” said Sarah Bulger, a student who took a Semester at Sea. “Through different learning techniques, the teachers focus on the country you’re going to next so that stu-
dents are able to learn and explore with the tools they have learned in the classroom.” Tawil said on average there are about 600 students, 20 of whom are international. The majority of the programs are offered in the fall, spring or summer. Semester at Sea is only
offered for a semester, but students have the opportunity to travel on the ship again because each semester offers the chance to go to different locations. Jordan Rodgers is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jordan.rodgers @my.und.edu
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know how to play the organ are Bergman, arena IT manager Blair David, and Sioux Shop manager and assistant manager Jason Carlson and Afton Symington. Bergman loves to play the organ while giving tours, although the coaches of the men’s and women’s hockey teams have asked her not to play it while players are practicing on the ice. Bergman is the arena’s only full-time tour guide. Tours take place Monday-Friday at 1:30 p.m., unless there’s a game or event that day. They cost $3 and cover everything in the arena except for the players’ private locker rooms. “My tours tend to be for
Kaitlin Bezdicek is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at kaitlin.bezdicek @my.und.edu
mostly older people, so Alexander’s Ragtime Band is a popular song because they can remember it from back when,” Bergman said. “When I play it during tours, people are in awe and often start to dance.” During hockey games and events, the pipe organ can be viewed by anyone over the age of 21 who has purchased a regular ticket to the game or event. According to a plaque on the wall of the South Club room, “Ralph felt that the finest hockey arena in the world was a fitting resting place for one of the finest organs in the world.” Jaye Millspaugh is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at jaye.millspaugh.2 @my.und.edu
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North Dakota hockey heads outdoors OUTSIDE UND will play at T.D. Ameritrade Park this weekend against Nebraska-Omaha. Elizabeth Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT
For many, it all begins on a backyard pond. This weekend, the UND men’s hockey will relive memories of earlier times as each player laces up their skates to play outdoors Saturday at T.D. Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. In preparation for the game, the team spent Monday’s practice skating outside at Riverside Park in temperatures reaching minus 10 wind chill with blowing snow in all directions — far from what is to be expected in this weekend’s series. For freshman goalie Zane Gothberg, the experience brought forth a sense of nostalgia. “It was really fun,” Gothberg said, “It brings you back to the memories and stuff growing up, wherever your hometown was, with the guys and just having a good time and just going out there and having fun. More so than having the spotlight on you and everything.” Other than the occasional drop of the puck in a noncompetitive battle, the last time the freshman goaltender put on his pads
and stood between the pipes outdoors was in his mite and termite years of hockey. This weekend, he will get the chance to relive his childhood pond hockey days. Or rather, he will participate in what has always just been a dream. “I think it’s something pretty cool,” Gothberg said. “You watch the NHL Network and you see the winter classic games and stuff, and you just think, ‘man that looks like a lot of fun.’ So it’s going to be pretty cool to experience it firsthand and go from there.”
A New Atmosphere
With the long season, UND coach Dave Hakstol sees Monday as a break in routine. “We want to try and do different things to keep the game fun,” Hakstol said. “This group of guys has never had a problem with that. They have fun together. They enjoy being at the rink. “I think it was a nice change. I don’t think it did anything for our preparation for our game in Omaha — it was completely different element. But it’s fun to get outside and go play with your buddies on the backyard pond, and that’s what Monday was.” Putting aside the fact that the game is outdoors in an atmosphere highly anticipated by fans, the contention for points in a tight WCHA race is crucial. North Dakota sits in a threeway tie for third place, hovering just below Nebraska-Omaha.
North Dakota held practice at Riverside Park Monday in Grand Forks to help prepare the team for its outdoor game this Satuday in Omaha, Neb. Photo courtesy of UNDsports.com/Eric Classen
While much entertainment is expected out of the series, there is still room for the usual hard fought battle for points. “You like to be part of those things,” Hasktol said. “It’s a little bit easier when it’s in the first half or at Christmas time just to sit back and enjoy the event. Right now, we’re in a stretch run. So you still have to take some time to enjoy the different atmosphere and the unique atmosphere. But at the same time, it’s business as usual
as much as it can possibly be that day.”
Competition in the Net
With business as usual, the familiar decision of who to put between the pipes is on the minds of many. In a solid performance throughout last weekend’s series against Wisconsin, Gotherberg proved his value in the goal. With Clarke Saunders’ additional strong presence in the net, the decision of who will be making the start has yet to be decided.
Whatever the outcome, Gothberg has improved his game and made himself a contender for the No. 1 spot. “Since the day he came back from Christmas, his play in practice and in games has been significantly better than where he was in the first half,” Hakstol said. “He earned a back-to-back start last weekend against Wisconsin. Zane has put himself in a position cer-
Huff struggling with leadership role LEADERSHIP UND’s junior guard has a hard time being a good team player. dallon Bitz
North Dakota junior shooting guard Troy Huff has been a fan favorite to watch at basketball games since his first dunk at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center two years ago. Constantly putting on a show for loyal UND fans — draining threes, embarrassing defenders while driving the lane and throwing down some of the prettiest dunks you will ever see on a college basketball court — Troy Huff has proven his offensive abilities. What he lacks is defensive ambition and leadership skills. I have been watching this young man play for the Green and White since he first set foot on the court his freshman year. Instantly, everyone in the building could tell who the most talented player on the floor was. His speed, his accuracy, his vertical, his agility and, most of all, his
potential — there is no doubt that Huff is a special player. But offense is only one half of basketball. If I may quote a man who knew a thing or two about the game of basketball: “Talent wins games, but defense wins championships.” Michael Jordan was known for his offensive abilities. But even more so, Jordan also was known for his leadership and his work ethic. As six championship rings might speak for themselves, Michael Jordan has never been accused of lacking effort. Huff is constantly going through the motions on the defensive side of the ball. I never see him go out of his way to be a team player when he doesn’t have the ball in his hands. His laziness and poor team play are a burden to his teammates. When one goes to a basketball game, they don’t always remember everything about it. They remember the buzzer beating three-pointers and the posterizing slam dunks. What they don’t always see are the little things that can make teams fall apart. On many occasions, I have seen Huff act extremely unprofessional during games. I feel embarrassed for my alma mater when I
see a member of the team I support act like a child in response to a bad call or a coach’s instruction. Is this the behavior of a leader? In past games, one can see tension between Huff and his coaches for his questionable team play night in and night out. Just this season in a game against Montana, Huff had an easy bunny shot in front of the rim. Instead of taking the easy two points, he tried to dunk the ball from a stand still only to have the rim send the ball the other way. These are the little things that are keeping Troy Huff from being the stand out player North Dakota needs him to be. He needs to step up as a leader and fulfill his role on both sides of the ball, even if it means he may not be the first one back on offense to call for a highlighting alley-oop pass. Huff has talent coming out of his ears, there’s no doubt about that. But what Troy’s coaches and fans need to be aware of, is that just because he is the most talented player on the roster does not necessarily mean he is the best. Dallon Bitz is the sports editor of The Dakota Student. He can be reached at email@example.com
[FILE PHOTO] THEDAKOTASTUDENT North Dakota guard Troy Huff has led the team in scoring since his return from injury after winter break.
UND to host Bemidji State STANDINGS North Dakota looks to gain progress in the WCHA after this weekend. Elizabeth Erickson THEDAKOTASTUDENT
For the first time in program history, the UND women’s hockey team has succeeded in attaining four road sweeps in a single season — this weekend, they look to continue the trend. With a first-time sweep of the Mavericks at Mankato last weekend, the team has undertaken an integral role in pulling ahead in the standings. The other three away sweeps for the Green and White came at Bemidji, Lindenwood and St. Cloud. This weekend, the team hopes to bring the streak home.
North Dakota will host the Bemidji State Beavers in a regular season WCHA contest, in hopes of once again dominating in all aspects of the game. This week, Josefine Jakobsen continued her outstanding play for UND, earning co-offensive player of the week. Jakobsen scored three goals last Friday and added six more points Saturday with a hat trick and an assist. Her efforts earned her No. 1 star of the game. However, UND felt the absence of a few key players in last weekend’s matchup. Tanja Eisenschmid left the ice during the second period Saturday night in order to catch a flight to Europe and join her German National Team in its qualifying tournament for the Olympics. With such a short amount of playing time, Eisenschmid took every minute she could get and
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tainly to have much stronger consideration for the starts than he did in the first half.” Last weekend, Gothberg assisted his team in pursuing a three-point weekend and its first win since Jan. 5.
Responding to adversity
North Dakota hopes to get its first home sweep of the season at home this weekend against Bemidji State.
scored the first goal of the game, her second of the season. When it was time for her to depart, North Dakota had rallied up a total of four goals. Eventually, the score would erupt into an 8-2 victory. UND will be without Eisenschmid, Andrea Dalen, Jorid Dagfinrud and Josefine Jakobsen, who will all be competing in Olympic qualifiers for their countries.
Representing her home country of Norway, Dalen will compete head-to-head against her teammate and roommate, Josefine Jakobsen (representing team Denmark). Both in their second year of school, the pair will vie to each earn a spot in the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in Sochi, Russia. With just under a year until the chance to compete on such a high stage, Dalen and Jakobsen will put forth all efforts in hopes of punching a ticket to skate with the best players around the world. While Dalen and Jakobsen attempt to realize their Olympic dreams, the rest of the team will skate at the Ralph in hopes of gaining yet another sweep of Bemidji. UND currently holds the No. 2 spot in the WCHA rankings with 29 points while the Beavers’ 16 points put them at No. 7. However, last weekend, Bemidji’s 2-1 victory at Ohio State in response to a close 2-1 overtime loss, has allowed the team to slowly claim more points. With the end of the season ringing near, North Dakota will be ready to take down Bemidji and claim all four points in an important WCHA matchup.
Elizabeth Erickson is the web editor of The Dakota Student. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
While the potential ice conditions for Saturday are being questioned by many due to the forecasted 40 to 50 degree weather, the crew at the rink will be prepared to handle whatever may arise. “My guess is the crew down there is going to work really hard to make sure that the (rinks) are great,” Hakstol said. “I know that they’re going to work real hard for that to be the end goal. “Whatever the conditions are, it’s the same for both teams, and much like any game, it’s how you handle the different adversities that come at you through a game and how you respond — and how you control the things within your control in that game that are going to dictate whether or not you have a chance to win that game. It’s going to be a different atmosphere, but the same premise going in.” And fans will be there to witness it all.
For love of the game The seven-hour trek to T.D. Ameritrade Park will be excitedly driven by many dedicated fans, with their hopes of seeing the team take home all four points. “I think we’ll have a lot of fans indoors on Friday and more on Saturday,” Hakstol said. “Our fans travel so well. It’s an amazing thing. Every time you see it, you’re reminded of how passionate that fan base is and how fortunate we are to have the following that we do and I’m excited for that and hopefully that’ll be an opportunity for us to go out and play real well on the road in front of our fans who have traveled a long distance.” For the team it’s more than just a hockey series, it’s about a passion for the game. “My best backyard memories are right now with my kids on our own backyard rink, and that’s what it’s all about,” Hasktol said. “Saturday is not all about that but that’s what outdoor pond hockey is all about. It’s about the love of the game and going out and playing and having fun and competing, and that’s where you learn a lot of things about the game.” Elizabeth Erickson is the web editor of The Dakota Student. She can be reached at email@example.com
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Women’s hockey lacking attendance SUPPORT Grand Forks isn’t giving enough attention to the women’s hockey team. Mariah Holland THEDAKOTASTUDENT
Hockey — one word that is quite popular with most studentshere at UND. Every Friday and Saturday, if the men’s hockey team is in town, you will see a line of students outside of the Ralph Engelstad Arena hours before game time, just waiting to get inside. However, you will not see the same thing when the women’s hockey team is in town. UND is considered one of the best colleges for the sport, but that seems to apply only to the men’s team because the women don’t seem to get the same recognition. I am an avid hockey fan and love watching both the men’s and women’s teams. What I can’t figure out is why there are so many fans for the men’s team but hardly any for the women. The women’s team has just as much talent and deserves the same respect as the men’s team. The main difference I can figure out is that the men’s games are more physical. But, if students were to go to a women’s game, I think they would be surprised by how intense the games are. With Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux on the team, games tend to get interesting, and watching the twins on a breakaway is similar to watching Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild. The games have the same feel of a men’s game, just with less people, which often seems to hinder the women’s team — they don’t have the luxury of booming cheers at those pivotal moments in the game when they could really use a boost. There are the loyal fans that are at every game, and that’s great, but the team could really use more support from the students. Just once I would love to see the lower bowl filled with students to show the women’s team that they do matter. This goes for all women’s sports at UND; they deserve the same recognition, but hockey seems to be the main difference with upwards of 12,000 people at men’s games compared to about 2,000 at women’s. Doing the math, it doesn’t make sense to me how a school like UND can claim to be a hockey school but not support both teams. I understand the thought that women’s hockey is slower, not as physical and all around just not the same. But if those of you that believe this would just go to a game, you would be surprised that the game is actually fast, quite
physical and rather similar to a men’s game with the food and the Pride of the North band. As for the fans that do show up — their support is astonishing. Everyone wants an NCAA championship, but how do you expect a team to do that when they have hardly any fans to support them when they need it? I’m not trying to force those of you reading this into going to a game, I simply want to ask: If you really love hockey, why don’t you give the women’s team the same support as the men? Go watch, you may be surprised. I know the team would appreciate it. And, hey — the games are free for students with a valid student ID. Mariah Holland is a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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