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Fraternity house named one of nation’s top in architecture Brothers bond through wrestling, MSU $1 million donation jazzes up music program CAMPUS+CITY, PAGE 3 SPORTS, PAGE 6 FEATURES, PAGE 5 Jazz professor Michael Dease. K ATIE STIEFEL/THE STATE NEWS Weather Snow High 21° | Low 9° Three-day forecast, Page 2 Michigan State University’s independent voice | | East Lansing, Mich. | Wednesday, January 23, 2013 SAFETY A D M I N I S T R AT I O N Student preparedness key in campus gun conflicts PRES. SIMON LAYS OUT BOLDER BY DESIGN PLAN FOR FUTURE By Darcie Moran THE STATE NEWS ■■ By Alex McClung One in four campuses were not deemed prepared for an active shooter situation, according to a recent opinion survey by Campus Safety, an online magazine focused on university safety programs. And while President Barack Obama is calling on public schools and universities to create emergency management plans, experts say student preparedness is key to surviving an active shooter situation. THE STATE NEWS ■■ Following Protocol: HIDE: - Close blinds and block windows - Barricade the door with anything but yourself - Don't huddle together but spread out and stay out of view - Quietly discuss actions should the shooter enter - Silence cell phones ACT: -Keep moving if in sight of the shooter - Have the mind set that you will survive - Be decisive on if you will fight and quietly discuss with those you are with if you will coordinate “Nobody teaches people to respond to active shooters,” said Chris Grollnek, a retired Texas police officer and cofounder of Countermeasure Consulting Group, LLC, which helps organizations prepare for situations such as an active shooter. “Where do you run? Who do you run with? What if your friends are yelling for help?” Grollnek said student training is essential to dealing with active shooter situations on campus, and not doing practicing puts excessive pressure on professors to protect potentially ill-equipped students from harm. Obama signed an execuSee SAFETY on page 2 X GREY SATTERFIELD/ THE DAILY CARDINAL Senior center Derrick Nix takes a jump shot over Wisconsin defenders Tuesday, at Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. The Spartans defeated the Badgers 49-47 on the road. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN WAN/THE STATE NEWS From left, marketing senior Sam Surrell, horticulture senior Michelle Leppek, and hospitality business senior Rachel Barta sing songs of worship Tuesday, at St. John Church and Student Center, 327 M.A.C Ave. This is the group’s first time performing in front of the churchgoers. Higher calling By Lilly Keyes THE STATE NEWS ■■ A population of 36,747 undergraduates, filled with individual ideas and philosophies, is enough to make anyone’s head spin. But this confusion can be magnified for students who come to college with a list of religious virtues, set firmly in place after roughly 18 years of practice. From being morally torn on a Friday night to dealing with others’ perceptions of their faith, religious students at MSU have a host of challenges. To begin with, they’re more alone than they once were. According to Pew Research Center, religious non-affiliation is growing quickly among young adults, and the 18 to 29-year-old age group has the highest percentage of unaffiliated people with 32 percent. Although challenges present In a generation moving away from religion, some Spartans use college years to strengthen faith More online … Te see a video of Jewish students discussing their faith visit statenews. com/multimedia. themselves to devoutly religious students in a sea of red Solo cups and college humor, some students use their faith to make sense of it all — while others redefine their religion altogether. “When I first made this decision, it was hard to tell people because it’s not very common,” said Derik Peterman, a physics senior who plans to attend seminary and become a priest after college. “I could probably get a job in science making pretty good money, but I’m doing this instead (and) I think that has a big impact on people.” For students similar to Peterman, whose faith has been calling him since he was 10, religion defines their future. But even for them — the fiercely and passionately religious students — the pressures of college come with the occasional falter from faith. The packet detailed ... more effective communication and a higher emphasis on improving graduate education moments I struggled the most,” he said. “I was on my own and could make my own decisions, so for awhile I chose not to go to church.” Peterman, who has since reconciled with his faith, said the newfound independence and the distractions freshmen are greet- we do and what we emphasize has to change.” With her presentation, Simon released a packet outlining the broad plans of Bolder by Design. The packet detailed issues brought forth by faculty that Simon hopes to address with Bolder by Design, including more effective communication and a higher emphasis on improving graduate education. The outline also addressed a few major areas that need attention and action, including clarity about how to grow research while maintaining a focus on student learning, and a clearer view of how the university can become an exemplary interdisciplinary and integrated university. See RELIGIOUS on page 2 X See PLAN on page 2 X Physics senior Derik Peterman, left, prays with other students at a Bible-study group Monday at Berkey Hall. Peterman is a Catholic and he is interning at the St. John Church and Student Center. Finding their niche To handle the pressures on religious students at a college campus their first year, some students cling to their faith to cope while other students choose to leave religion behind. When Peterman first got to MSU, his faith was tested. “That was actually one of the MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon began to unveil her new plan on how to move the university forward during the next 10 years and beyond at Tuesday’s University Council meeting. The plan, officially known as Bolder by Design, is a collaborative effort between Simon and faculty on where to take the university to make sure it remains competitive and one of the top 100 institutions in the country. Simon said Bolder by Design builds upon goals the university has pursued for decades. “Trying to find a way to be one of those top places in the world isn’t different from the 1960s,” Simon said. “What SPARTANS HANG ON LATE AGAINST UW MSU takes down Badgers on road behind solid efforts from Appling, Dawson By Dillon Davis THE STATE NEWS ■■ For several weeks, MSU head coach Tom Izzo has emphasized the importance of Keith Appling putting together a consistent game from start MSU 49 to finish. The junior UW 47 guard has been tough to beat in crunch time, but often struggles to maintain aggressiveness for an entire contest. On Tuesday, Izzo got a taste of exactly what he’s been looking for. A day after officially being informed he’s a team co-captain, Appling scored 19 points to lead the No. 13 MSU basketball team (17-3 overall, 6-1 Big Ten) to a 49-47 victory against Wisconsin (13-6, 4-2). Not to be outdone, sophomore guard/ forward Branden Dawson posted his third double-double of the season with a careerhigh 18 points and 13 rebounds in a winning effort on the road. It’s the first time since the 2000-01 season that the Spartans have won back-toback games at Wisconsin’s Kohl Center. “This is a tough place to play,” Izzo said in an interview with Spartan Sports Net- work after the game. “We had lost eight in a row and now we’ve won two in a row, but it was a well-earned (win). … Give our guys credit, I loved the way they were in the shootaround, I loved the way they were at the hotel, and we’re getting a little better.” After an icy start that saw both teams miss the first nine combined shots for nearly four minutes, Wisconsin guard Ben Brust broke the seal with a 3-pointer at 16:02. The basket was part of an 11-4 run to swing the early momentum in the Badgers’ favor. The Spartans charged back and brought the game within a single point capped by a long bucket by sophomore guard Travis Trice near the midway point of the half. Back-to-back 3-pointers reinflated the Wisconsin lead to 19-12. Appling was big down the stretch in the first, draining consecutive shots, including a four-point play to knot the game at 22 apiece. A late layup by forward Ryan Evans allowed the Badgers to carry a 28-27 lead into halftime. Appling and Dawson combined for 21 of MSU’s 27 points in the half and paced an otherwise poor shooting performance “Give our guys credit, I loved the way they were in the shootaround ... and we’re getting a little better.” Tom Izzo, head coach from the field. Dawson also added eight of his 13 rebounds in the game in the first half. Appling continued his charge into the second half and hit a pair of jumpers to put the Spartans ahead in the opening minutes of the frame. The teams jostled back-and-forth for position with both teams trading the lead near the midway point of the half. After taking over the lead on an Appling jumper with 10:03 to play, the Spartans ensured the Badgers never took it back, though Wisconsin battled late to give MSU a run for its money. Carrying a four-point lead with less than a minute to play, Evans hit a wideopen 3-pointer to bring the game to within one. Freshman guard Gary HarSee BASKETBALL on page 2 X

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