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DOG DAYS ARE OVER Looking for a TV show to catch this fall? Check out a review of “Wilfred” in The Pulse on Page 5.



FRESHMEN FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011 Volume 91, Issue 1


An independent student press serving the campus and surrounding community

See MAZEY | Page 9

Football is in the air and the wide receivers are in full motion, ensuring this season is one catch closer to success. Last season Kamar Jorden led the Mid-American Conference with 96 receptions and was named First-Team All-MAC. This year Jorden plans to share the wealth across the field by spreading the ball among other receivers. “I had my success already last year,” Jorden said. “I want my team to win, my other receivers to get catches, touchdowns and

See RECEIVERS | Page 14

Class of 2015 projected to be largest in University history

By Max Filby News Editor

STUDENT SLANG: Get to know the campus lingo, special sayings

Poke. With a suggestion from a student, President Mary Ellen Mazey started a Facebook account this summer to prepare for her first year at the University. She plans to use the page during her five-year contract to observe the thoughts of people on campus, she said. “It’s sort of like a focus group,” Mazey said. Being involved with the students is one of Mazey’s main goals at the University.

By Michele Wysocki Assistant Sports Editor

CONSTRUCTION: New homes open for students, athletic events

WHO’S WHO: Mazey brings new leadership to university

By Asia Rapai Editor-in-Chief

SPORTS: Changes in players, strategies ramp up excitement for the fall season


When the class of 2015 prepares to turn its tassels, classrooms may look a little different and campus may be a little more crowded than it is now. In the next four to 10 years, students will witness more construction and renovations as the University moves forward with its master plan. After finishing new residence halls Falcon Heights and Centennial Hall, Sarah Waters, Residence Life director, and Steve Krakoff, associate vice president for capital planning and design,

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Ever wonder where the “Ay Ziggy Zoomba” chant came from? Don’t be left out of the loop. Join in and become familiar with all of the University’s resources and hidden treasures. If your friends are talking about catching a movie at the Small or grabbing a meal at the Dial, you will soon know what they mean. Read this guide to get acquainted with some University lingo and learn about some of the fun, sometimes quirky, and always storied vocabulary that makes the Bowling Green experience a special one.

For more, see Page 12

See PLAN | Page 8


Incoming freshmen may break several enrollment records By Bobby Waddle In Focus Editor

After celebrating its centennial last year, the University could possibly enter its second century with its largest incoming class ever: 4,000 projected freshmen. Gary Swegan, director of admissions, said this year’s class may make history in other ways. With more than 15 percent of students projected to come out of state and about 22 percent projected students of color, it will be the most geographically and racially diverse class, too. The high numbers were achieved by building off of last year’s recruiting momentum, he said. In fall 2010, 3,871 freshmen enrolled at the University, improving upon fall 2009’s 3,166 — the lowest in a five-year span. “Last year … we were just trying to get some momentum back, and

then we ended up … much further than we had originally anticipated,” Swegan said. “This year, we went into it right off the bat. Our goal was 4,000.” The class has higher average academic characteristics than most of the last decade, Swegan said. Its anticipated average high school GPA is 3.26 and anticipated ACT score is 22. Dermot Forde, director of advising, said academic standards have remained the same for admissions. In addition, the University Program for Academic Success, a program to help students who struggled through high school, enrolled about 100 fewer students than last fall, he said. The University balances a focus on city and University community and scholarship when it appeals to proBYRON MACK | THE BG NEWS

See ENROLL | Page 3

THE STROH CENTER’S first concert featured the Toledo christian rock band Sanctus Real. Chris Rohman, lead guitarist for the band, rocks out on stage Saturday, Aug. 13. Visit for additional coverage of the concert.

CAMPUS FORUM Crime spikes throughout year President welcomes students



Quarterback competition continues

If you were a freshman, what would you do different?

According to Lt. Brad Biller of the City Police Division, people think of themselves as visitors instead of responsible for the community | Page 10

The battle for the Falcons’ starting quarterback job continues between Matt Schilz and Trent Hurley as the Falcons approach their season opener against Idaho Sept. 1 | Page 13

University President Mary Ellen Mazey sends a letter to students, welcoming them to the University and encouraging them to work hard | Page 6

ALEX MOGEE Junior, Computer Science

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Diana Veronica Aparicio, 18; Erika C. Mendoza-Nanez, 18; and Alexandra Johns, 18, all of Perrysburg, were cited for underage under the influence of alcohol and open container of alcohol within the 200 block of N. Main St. 1:03 a.m.

Trevor E. Robinson, 20, of Perrysburg, was cited for underage under the influence of alcohol and open container of alcohol in City Lot 1.

Elida N. Coronado, 21, of Toledo, was cited for disorderly conduct/fighting outside of Cla-Zel. Her boyfriend was assaulted, so she pushed people on the sidewalk while yelling, according to police reports. 3:00 a.m.

Elida N. Coronado, 21, of Toledo, was cited for disorderly conduct/public urination within the 100 block of E. Wooster St. Patrick Warren Hawker, 38, of Bowling Green, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol within the 1600 block of E. Wooster St.

Daniel Leroy Shammo, 20, of Gibsonburg, Ohio, was arrested for underage under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct/unable to care for self at Cla-Zel. He was lodged in the Wood County Justice Center.

3:17 a.m.

Jayme Isiah Scruggs, 20, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sophia Marie Cullen, 19, of Fremont, were cited for underage under the influence of alcohol and prohibited acts within the 200 block of N. Enterprise St.

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A complainant reported she was slapped in the face at 149 N. Main Street. Police were unable to locate the suspect she described.

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Individuals left Waffle House




without paying for food. They were stopped by University Police and went back to settle the tab. 5:47 a.m.

A complainant reported his wallet missing within the 300 block of Lehman Ave. He had fallen asleep and discovered a charge had been made from his bank after waking up. 10:47 a.m.

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A complainant reported a plastic grocery bag with feces and paper towels in his mailbox within the 1300 block of Brownwood Drive. 12:28 p.m.

A complainant reported his car’s rear window was broken with a brick within the 400 block of Gould St. The damage was estimated at $400.

with his “pants unzipped and his privates out.” When the complainant pointed this out, he acted as if he didn’t know about it and left.

SUN., AUG. 14 12:13 a.m.

Phillip J. Echelbarger, 27, of Bowling Green, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol on Poe Road. 1:08 a.m.

Stephen A. Corey, 21, of Bowling Green, was cited for disorderly conduct/fighting in front of Tubby’s Bar. Corey thought someone was trying to hit a bouncer, so he threw him to the ground and held him in a choke hold. 1:45 a.m.

There was an attempted break-in within the 400 block of S. Main St. The damage was estimated at $100.

Juanita M. Dillard, 46, of Toledo was arrested for assault within the 1500 block of Clough St. Dillard assaulted a pregnant woman, striking her head and cheek and burning her arm with a lit cigarette.

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A complainant reported a man walked into Gas Express



County Public Library. Officers arrived and cleared out the area. 2:33 a.m.

Complainants reported two women vomited on them while exiting a cab without paying their fare at North Enterprise Street and East Merry Avenue. Complainants reported they were assaulted by an unknown male in front of Uptown Downtown. The suspect was gone when police arrived. 2:52 p.m.

A complainant reported the door of his home was broken into within the 200 block of Clough St. The damage was estimated at $400 and a dozen eggs were left on the counter.

7:56 p.m.

Kathleen N. Elkington, 24, of Bowling Green, was cited for assault within the 400 block of E. Napoleon Road. 9:58 p.m.

David Roberto Cano, 46, of Bowling Green, was arrested for stealing a dog within the 400 block of S. Main St. He was lodged in the Wood County Justice Center. 11:24 p.m.

Davood Dadfar, 19, of Bowling Green, and Ferras H. Hebaichi, 20, of Toledo, were arrested for disorderly conduct/fighting and trespass within the 2000 block of E. Napoleon Road.

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A complainant reported someone cut a padlock on his trailer door within the 300 block of Parkview Drive. Two weeks ago someone kicked in the door, so he locked it.

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someone took a green bike, valued at $100, from behind the Wood County Public Library. The bike wasn’t locked up.



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spective students, Forde said. “It’s a balanced approach, that Bowling Green is a very warm and welcoming community ‌ but I also think they balance that with a very strong message that says ‘college is hard work,’â€? Forde said. Forde commended the admissions staff for increased efforts, which Swegan said more than doubled from last

year in terms of off-campus recruitment. The recruiting was “more assertive,� Forde said, reaching students all over Ohio as well as Chicago, upstate New York and Pittsburgh. “We have extended our reach,� he said. Forde also credited the efforts of the entire University to recruit students, citing Presidents Day as a major effort. “It’s admissions coordinated, but everybody on campus gets involved with that

because it’s important,� Forde said. “Every time I go to an event, there are people from all over campus who show up to meet students.� This year’s numbers were largely yielded from the changes made for recruiting the fall 2010 class from the fall 2009 class, Swegan said. Throughout this year, the University is anticipated to make 100 different community and technical college visits, head to about 300 college fairs and make 1,000 high school

visits, he said. Another helpful factor, Swegan said, is the University’s increased focus on its infrastructure. “I’ve become fond of saying that in the lifetime of our prospective students, we’ve only built four buildings,� Swegan said. “This year we have six coming online in one semester, so that speaks progress to prospective students when they come on campus — no question about it.� Swegan also credited the

“hot streak� the University has experienced with national recognition in publications like U.S. News, Business Week and World Report. The University was featured in the United States in U.S. News’ 2010 ranking of colleges’ focus on the undergraduate in 2010. “We were eleventh in the country,� Swegan said. “The first four schools were Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale and Brown. “There will be a renewed

emphasis on the retention of students and making sure that we put some things in place to ensure that we will be able to keep students,� Swegan said. Swegan said the future is looking bright, having recently received the 1,000th application for the fall 2012 year, two-and-a-half weeks earlier than receiving that application for 2011. “Boy,� Swegan said. “We’re off like gangbusters for 2012 already.�

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THE PULSE r u o y r Fo ment n i a t r e t en By Matt Liasse Pulse Editor

It’s only August, but this fall is bound to be a fun season for movies, music and television. For the days you’re not kept up studying, be sure to catch any of the upcoming acts listed below.





“Apollo 18” “Shark Night 3D”

October: “The Ides of March” “Footloose” “Paranormal Activity 3”

“Dead Throne” by The Devil Wears Prada “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” by We Came As Romans “Unbroken” by Demi Lovato “Biophilia” by Bjork “Neighborhoods” by Blink-182

November: “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” “11-11-11” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” “The Muppets”

“Awakening” by Blessthefall “Evanescence” by Evanescence “Mylo Xyloto” by Coldplay “Take Care” by Drake

Other Rumored Releases:

December: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”



Bush Daughtry Dr. Dre Missy Elliot John Mayer Kelly Clarkson Marilyn Manson Jesse McCartney No Doubt Patrick Stump

“2 Broke Girls” - Mondays on CBS “The Playboy Club” - Mondays on NBC “New Girl” - Tuesdays on FOX “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” - TBA “Whitney” - Thursdays on NBC

Reduce carbon footprint while eating on campus AMANDA MCGUIRE RZICZNEK FOOD COLUMNIST

With Colin Beavan’s env i ron menta l ly-awa re “No Impact Man” as the Common Reading Experience book choice and the grand opening of campus’ premier green dining hall, The Oaks, this fall semester promises to be filled with sustainable activities and community engagement. And food seems to be right where it belongs — at the center. Beavan, in his year-long project to reduce his carbon footprint, turned to a 250mile diet; he did not eat foods grown outside of that radius or ones that used unnecessary packaging. While this

practice would be difficult for most students, faculty, staff and community members, there are definitely food-related practices that can green our lives. Consider University Dining Services. They use cage-free eggs, sustainable fish, fair trade coffees and produce from local farmers. Compostable to-go containers and recycling initiatives are additional ways Dining Services is striving to be sustainable, but I was really thrilled to learn they recycle the french fry oil to fuel campus lawnmowers, snow blowers and the University Dining truck. These ecoconscious actions are inspiring, but there are even more opportunities to go green on campus. The University Veg Club shares information about living vegan or veg-

etarian. The Sustainable U Conference, open to University members and the public Oct. 27 in the Union, will, no doubt, draw connections between green practices and local foodways. And students who dream green can apply for the Student Green Initiative Fund through the Office of Campus Sustainability. It’s easy to live and eat green off campus, too. Happy Badger Café utilizes vegetables from local gardens and Naslada Bistro serves local grass-fed beef and organic-fed chicken. Those looking to procure quality groceries at a reasonable price should head down to the Farmers’ Market in downtown Bowling Green across from Grounds for Thought coffeehouse. On Wednesday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m.

the Farmers’ Market offers seasonal vegetables, artisan cheeses and fresh-from-theoven baked goods. A short walk or bike ride from campus, the market is a perfect place to witness how food inspires action and creates community. But the Farmers’ Market isn’t the only place where we can reduce our environmental impact. There’s a community garden behind Tim Horton’s; volunteers who work in the garden are free to harvest the goodies once they are ripe and ready to eat. With so many exciting options, it’s easy to get involved on or off campus. And it is the perfect time to emphasize green at the University.


ECO-FRIENDLY: “No Impact Man” is a book about author Colin Beavan swearing off electricity, among many other things, to live a more eco-friendly life.

Friday, August 19, 2011


As you know, it’s time to go back to school, and whether this is your first year of college or you’re coming back again, get excited. There are so many great things to do and see on and around campus. The Pulse section of The BG News can be your guide to it all. This section can be the place you go to find your weekend plans: the concerts you’ll see, the clubs where you’ll party, the restaurants where you’ll eat, the must-see movies you’ll surrender a few bucks for at “the Small” and the music you’ll buy on iTunes. I know that some of my weekends seem so busy we can’t breathe, while others so empty I am begging for something to do. So for those empty weekends and weekdays, stop being desperate for fun and take a look at The Pulse. We’ll help you find something to do. Pulse is in the middle of the paper every Friday, perfect for all you last-minute planners (guilty). For those of you who like to be organized and plan ahead, you can check out our website and Twitter ahead of time. We’ll even feature fun things to do during the week, just in case you’re one of the lucky ones who don’t have to study. Another aspect of The Pulse that I hope you’ll take advantage of is the chance to get to know the people around you. There are thousands of students on campus, and you can open up The Pulse section to discover what they’re doing. I know the accomplishments of my friends and peers interest me, especially if it’s something entertaining like artwork in a show or singing at a local bar. So check out this section to see how your peers are making the best of their time at the University. Who knows, it might even inspire you to get creative as well. Don’t forget to check The Pulse when you’re confused by a new trend as well. If something’s gaining popularity fast, we will provide a breakdown of what it is and why everyone is so excited about it. Sometimes trends spread so fast, I feel out of the loop and too afraid to ask what they are and why they’re so popular. But not this year. The Pulse staff will ask the important questions and report the answers back to you so you don’t have to do the asking. You might even know before they do. And don’t worry; we won’t rob you of the guilty pleasure of gossiping about celebrities. Just because more local entertainment news will appear on our pages doesn’t mean we’ll stop supplying you with the news of those seemingly perfect creatures that inhabit Hollywood. Their break-ups, break-downs and everything

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THIS WEEKEND IN MAUMEE Maumee Summer Fair Parade

Adults 21 and over are invited to Maumee for live music, food and drinks. The party will take place at the West Mews Parking lot at the corner of W. Dudley and Allen Streets. Identification is required and the event costs $5. It starts at 5 p.m.

Legendary rock singer Stevie Nicks will be performing at the Huntington Center tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available at for as low as $49.50.

The Maumee High School marching band will lead the way followed by dance groups, floats and classic cars. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday on Conant, Wayne and Dudley streets.


THEY SAID IT “I’d probably be a bike messenger if I weren’t [acting].” – Jesse Eisenberg



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It’s common for American television to take some ideas from overseas. It’s not all the time that it works though. FX’s “Wilfred” shows some promise. Centering on the deeply depressed Ryan (Elijah Wood), the show makes dark scenarios hilarious. After a failed attempt to commit suicide, he starts to develop a friendship with his neighbor’s dog, Wilfred — an Australian man in a dog suit who’s sarcastic, foul-mouthed and enjoys recreational marijuana. Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the original series, reprises his role of Wilfred. Together mischief is managed, and that is where the hilarity of the

show comes from. As Ryan searches for his meaning in life, Wilfred gives advice every step of the way. The two break into a neighbor’s home to steal a stash, crash a party at his sister’s house and get involved in a mysterious crime scene when volunteering at a Hospice Care Hospital. The comedy is smart, but the storyline is brainless. Eight episodes in, we only see minimal character development. It’s hilarious and trippy, but the show will be genius when it begins to go somewhere with its story. The severity of Ryan’s insanity, unless people often develop bonds with pets, could be addressed a little

more. On the show, Ryan does not have a job and instead stays home with Wilfred. Maybe there’s another direction the show can go. All the rest aside, the show’s R-rated humor is the strong point —sometimes even cringe worthy. You try watching Wilfred’s love scene with a stuffed giraffe and not crack a smile. American television takes a lot of ideas from overseas, but it’s definitely a good thing that “Wilfred” decided to set sail to the states. The “Dune”-quoting masochist is actually loveable, and his relationship with the opposite-acting Ryan is fun to watch.

maids would never allow their stories to be published. Period. Earlier this year, black critic Jamilah Lemieux wrote an essay called “I Don’t Need Kathryn Stockett’s ‘Help.’” Lemieux blasted the idea that blacks need a “white savior” to overcome injustice. Lemieux said narratives like “The Help” allow whites to squelch their guilt, and yet fail to challenge their racialized worldviews. Lemieux has a solid point. I too question white women who claim to adore the integration messages in “The Help,” but still clench their purses at the sight of a black man. Yet Lemieux faces a gaping hole in her rebuttal: She never read the book nor saw the movie. If studied closely, what lies at the center of “The Help” — and is ignored

by Lemieux — is not a challenge of racism, it’s a challenge of courage. Though racial lines are central to “The Help,” they are not the bottom line. Celia Foote struggles with finding friends. Minny struggles with her abusive husband. And perhaps most notably, Skeeter struggles with becoming an author in a world where women major in “professional husband hunting.” The main characters in “The Help” are faced with various challenges; obstacles that take courage to overcome. Despite putting themselves in harm’s way, they take a gamble and fight for something they believe. It’s a message that can be applied to our contemporary world. Like Skeeter did 50 years ago, is there something today we need to muster up the courage to challenge?



Condescending. Stereotypical. Cringeworthy. These words were among dozens tossed around as potential issues when a film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s book club hit “The Help” was announced in 2009. Stockett grew up as a white southern girl in Jackson, Miss., and had a close relationship with her maid — “the help.” The plot — loosely based on Stockett’s childhood — is a touchy one. Skeeter (Emma Stone) wants to compile a book of interviews with the maids of Jackson. Critics instantly called out the unlikelihood of black maids speaking with a white writer in the 1960s. Though it was not easy for Skeeter, many critics said black

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After months of rumors, hype and mystery surrounding one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative effort was finally unveiled to the world Aug. 8. And when “Watch the Throne” was released digitally and finally leaked onto the Internet, I was at work, so I had to wait six more hours to listen to the record. “The Throne” starts off with another one of West’s “Dark Twisted Fantasies” as he outraps his former mentor on “No Church in the Wild:” “Coke on her black skin made a stripe like a zebra, I call that jungle fever.” While West seems to be at the peak of his career, it’s clear that Jay-Z is on the decline (at least skillwise). However, he shines on tracks like the RZA-laced “New Day,” a track where Jay and Kanye speak to their unborn sons and try to teach them life lessons. Jay is incredibly sincere and personal on the track, which includes a gorgeous Nina Simone sample, as he raps: “and if the day comes I only see him on the weekend, I just pray we was in love on the night that we conceived him. Promise to never leave him even if his mama tweakin’ cause my dad left me and I promise never repeat him.”

KING From Page 4 in-between, will be covered. We want The Pulse to be your 24/7 guide for fun things to do. With The Pulse in your hand, on your phone or a click away on your computer, “bored” shouldn’t even exist in your vocabulary. So study hard, but when you’re

Jay-Z and West seem to shine when they tackle topical tracks like “Murder to Excellence,” which is two tracks: the first is about blackon-black crime over (a surprisingly excellent) Swizz Beatz production, the second about African-Americans becoming successful over a S-1 beat. Unfortunately, most of the albums 12 tracks are largely swagger talk, braggadocio rap between the two, but fortunately Jay-Z (aside from a few missteps here and there) and Kanye are extremely good at it. Few tracks you will ever listen to will make you want to immediately trash a room like the energyendusing tracks “N***** in Paris” and the dub-step influenced “Who Gon’ Stop Me.” And for the hip-hop crowd, “Otis” is sure to bring back some memories of Blueprint-era Jay/Kanye collaborations. And the way the two swap the mic back and forth on the Neptunes banger “I Gotta Have It,” is like a modern day Run-DMC on steroids. “Throne,” while great, is not without its flaws such as the Swizz-produced “Welcome to the Jungle” and the terribly cheesy “Made in America.” But it didn’t have to be perfect to get the world’s attention and bring some excitement to hip-hop and music in general.

done or you just need a break, The Pulse is where you’ll find something to fill those few precious hours you get to devote to fun. Just call The Pulse section a sweet distraction from responsibility. It’s the only place you’ll find everything containing entertainment. After all, college is a time to explore, and all the best explorers need a guide. Your guide is just much more entertaining.

8/17/11 3:08 PM


“We know that some of our other facilities need attention too and we want to give them that attention so everyone can have the best experience possible.” — Resident Life Director Sarah Waters, about upgrading the residence halls [see story, pg. 1].


LONG JU CHEN, Freshman, Sports Management

“Look for an apartment before coming here.”

“Not buy my books before class started.”

EMMANUEL MOGESTE, Senior, Business


A letter from President Ancinec







The graduate students are a part of this campus too, and they deserve to have a voice just like all the undergraduate students. The graduate students are being neglected and robbed of their right to a quality education. Several of their programs have been cut, and they are not being treated like they deserve to be treated. Pay attention to the graduates. They deserve a good education too! -MAD GRAD Honestly, it’s about time people stop broadcasting their lives on Facebook: stop changing your relationship status, complaining about how horrible your life is and be realistic about your future goals. No one cares but you. The whole world doesn’t have to know your whole life.


If you were a freshman, what would you do differently?

“Make more friends, go to more parties and get a good internship.”

MONICA LOTHAMER, Senior, Psychology and Technical Writing

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dear first year, Welcome to BGSU! We are so happy to have you join our Falcon family! You are about to embark on a very exciting journey, which I hope you embrace wholeheartedly. So here is some of my advice for you: 1. Have an open mind: You will have the opportunity to do amazing things and meet amazing people, so don’t hold yourself back. 2. Go to class: Seems simple enough, but remember that going to every class will be less stressful for you in the long run. You can get an “A” in participation just for showing up. So don’t miss out on that! 3. Find your balance between class, work, organizations, hobbies and your social life. If you do too much, you will burn out — it’s inevitable. But soon enough you will be smooth sailing as you settle into your routine. 4. Get Involved: BG has over 300 student organizations — from Undergraduate Student Government to World Student

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A letter from President Mazey

Association — and everything in between who would love to have you. 5. Take a deep breath and relax: Going to college is a huge change. After a bit, campus won’t seem so confusing and the people on your floor won’t feel like strangers. Embrace the resource that is your resident adviser; they work hard to make sure you do your best here at BG. You don’t need to navigate this alone. Can’t deny it — college will be tough. We all mess up, take hard classes and accidentally oversleep, but don’t let it get you down. Take every moment as a learning opportunity and grow from it. In the end, you’ll be successful. I promise. So who am I to tell you this? Well, my name is Emily Ancinec, and I have been elected as your student body president to be the student voice to the University. I meet with administrators and handle concerns. But I don’t do it alone. I use the help of the Undergraduate Student Government with the concerns you see on this campus. … a nd I’ve been a freshman, too. Best of luck in your first year at BGSU! Roll Along!


Dear students, It is my pleasure to welcome you to Bowling Green State University and to the start of fall semester. As BGSU’s new president, I am proud to call Bowling Green my home, and I’m eager to get to know you. Please introduce yourselves when you see me on campus. BGSU is alive with exciting new facilities this fall, and more are in store. Many of you are living in our two new residence halls, and we can all enjoy the interesting array of dining options in The Oaks at McDonald and Carillon Place near Kohl Hall. You can cheer for the Falcons at basketball games and attend concerts and more at the new Stroh Center. The academic year promises increased enjoyment from all of the theater, music and arts events that will be held in the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Having been a student, faculty member and university administrator, I have

found that college is much like the rest of life: The more we put into it, the more we gain from it. I encourage you to work hard, immerse yourself in the life of the University and take part in experiences that will enrich your knowledge and your understanding of the world. Be sure to look for opportunities for student research and other ways to take your learning to a higher level. To help students be successful academically, the Learning Commons in Jerome Library has been redesigned as a one-stop tutoring and academic assistance center. There you will find a welcoming staff expert at working with students. They are there for you — don’t hesitate to make use of their services. As a first-generation college graduate, I am a living example of the power of education to change lives. My family always encouraged me to pursue higher education and academic excellence, and their advice was wise. Whatever your calling, if you strive for excellence, BGSU can be the basis of your success. Have a wonderful year.


-GET OFF-LINE Oh, BGSU, you are so sneaky. I see all of your construction minions scurrying to finish their last minute projects so the campus doesn’t look like a disaster movie for move-in weekend. It’s OK, just sweep all the broken cinder and sidewalk under the rug/off to the side as quickly as you can. This rush is what you get for waiting until the last minute to finish all the construction. -FINISH UP When I drive into the city, I expect to see giant “BGSU” letters gleaming from the stadium to welcome me into town. Now, we have these wimpy and altogether underwhelming letters soiling the epic majesty of the Doyt (and the bird droppings does that enough already). I don’t care if the letters look more “modern” or “sleek,” new doesn’t always make things better. -AESTHETICALLY ANGERED SIGHTSEER

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7 Friday, August 19, 2011


A letter from Bowling Green Mayor John Quinn J JOHN QUINN MAYOR

Dear BGSU Freshmen, As Mayor of Bowling Green, it is my privilege to give you a heartfelt welcome to our community. We are delighted that you have selected Bowling Green State University for

your studies and hope that you enjoy your years in Bowling Green. You’ve arrived at an exciting time for BGSU. Your new president is full of energy and is already engaged in the campus and the community. After watching the various construction projects — like the Stroh Center and the new dormitories — take shape over these past years,

it is great to know that these facilities will now be utilized. We hope these new facilities will enhance your Bowling Green experience! There are many reasons that Bowling Green is a great place to live, work, study and play. I hope that you will take time to explore your new community and take advantage of the many opportunities offered here including our beautiful

parks, great restaurants and unique shopping opportunities. Bowling Green has something for everyone! The City of Bowling Green provides many services. Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, our top-notch police, fire and ambulance services are set to respond should an emergency arise. In a more behind the scenes role, we provide reli-


Starting my first year at the University was exciting and petrifying all at the same time, and I was two years older than most of you when I made the move. It was a tough transition — from living two miles away from the community college I attended for two years, living in the house I grew up in with a room to myself, and driving my parents’ car around wherever I wanted; I was intimidated to move to a university. Especially because I planned to live in a suite in Founders Hall with five girls I’d never met without having a car on campus to escape if it was completely horrible. Then I began working for The BG News, which provided me with a way to get involved on campus. Through my work at the student publication, I was subconsciously learning all sorts of things about the University — many facts about the history, upcoming changes and current issues, all through the late nights I spent helping to produce the pages of The BG News. The great thing about this organization is that the ben-

students, a chance to voice your gripes, satisfactions and questions. We’re making the news more accessible to you and the print product more worth your time (it’s always nice to have that special hard copy for your refrigerator if you end up in one of our stories or People on the Street.) Whether it’s posting silly photos of squirrels on campus, being able to ask a reporter more questions about a story through comments or seeing what other people of the University are thinking and doing, the website will provide information about this community you are now part of. So get invested in the community that is your University. You’re only here a few years, and this is the time for you to focus on your education (socially and academically). Let The BG News inform and help you stay connected. Keep an eye out for the features we will include on our new website and interact with us to let us know what you’re interested in. We’ll get lonely sitting in the newsroom working toward our midnight deadline, updating the website and avoiding our homework, so we’d love to hear from you.

all of our residents, whether they are pursuing an education at BGSU or are living in the community and raising a family, we encourage civility and community pride. I wish you all the best as you begin this exciting new chapter in your lives. I encourage you to study hard and embrace the many opportunities available to you at BGSU and in the Bowling Green community.


The BG News is created by the students, for the students efits of it go way beyond its members. The work we do informs you, the students. As someone who was recently new to this University, I want you to know that The BG News wasn’t just a savior for my sanity when I first got here, but it’s the one source run by students, for students. With more than 100 of your peers producing the publication, we are doing the dirty work so you don’t have to, checking in with important people at the University and in the city and putting the information that matters to you on our website or printing it three days a week. We’ve adjusted to what you the students want and will launch a new and improved website Monday morning. With this push for interactive information, we will be printing the actual newspaper three days a week instead of five, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This doesn’t mean we will inform you less, because as we like to enthusiastically say in the newsroom, “Every day is a web day!” We plan to update our website daily with news on and around campus, including videos, photo galleries and breaking news. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay connected. You already use them all day anyway. This also gives you, the

able utility services, including electricity and water. There are other services available to assist you and I encourage you to contact the city should you need anything. For more city and community information, visit the website at www. Now that you live here in Bowling Green, please know that you are considered residents of our community. With

Freshmen should focus on getting involved on campus Organizations offer activities for all, Campus Fest showcases them You always hear the phrase, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” The question for the University’s incoming freshmen: “Where do you see yourself in just three years?” Do you see yourself invested in Bowling Green State University, or do you see yourself transferring after one year? As the staff of The BG News, we firmly believe being involved outside of the classroom is just as important as going to class. When students become involved with an organization on campus, they lay the foundation for their home in Bowling Green. Getting involved right away — and staying involved throughout the semester — helps students make an early connection. There are countless organizations to fit any interest. Sept. 1, the University hosts Campus Fest, where all the on-campus organizations gather near the Union and try to persuade students to join their ranks. Every group will barrage you with information, but don’t feel

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like you have to sign up for every one. In fact, we recommend you only sign up for the few you can actually see yourself sticking with for months to come. Many BG News staff members learned about the newspaper because of Campus Fest and getting involved with The BG News resulted in more than just a few newspapers every week. We prepared ourselves for our careers, whether as journalists, photographers or designers and made an endless amount of connections and friendships along the way. Interning at the newspaper has allowed us to not focus on schoolwork 24/7. Having a priority outside of the classroom gets students out of their residence halls and into a group of people they can work with in a hands-on environment. So, what will your investment in the University be? Will you be the person sitting in their room all day, watching Jersey Shore reruns? Or will you be the person who is jump starting

their career early and becoming a valuable member of the University community? When you graduate, employers will look for more than just a grade point average. They will look for a wellrounded individual. When you look back at your stay at the University, you won’t remember the nights you sat in your room and studied or the time you went to bed early. You will, however, remember the times you met with a study group and crammed until midnight or the time you were the rowdiest group at the football home opener. Getting involved will keep your heart in Bowling Green and your eyes toward the future. Also, you won’t feel out of the loop when someone says “Ay Ziggy Zoomba,” or “Do you remember Sic Sic?” or “What did you do when you were at Bowling Green State University?”

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BUILDING THE FUTURE University finishes construction on buildings across campus Compiled by Dan Lemle Reporter

As students travel back to Bowling Green for the beginning of a new semester, the University campus will surely look and feel different. Construction has concluded for Centennial and Falcon Heights residence halls and the Stroh Center, with the Wolfe Center for the Arts to be finished soon.



With an increase in enrollment over the past few years, the class of 2015 may be the largest in the University’s history. To accommodate this large number, Centennial Hall is a brand new housing option for this year and exclusively for first year students. Centennial, located inbetween Conklin and East halls can house up to 664 students. Rooms in the buildings are doubles, each with its own bathroom.

The Wolfe Center will house all performing arts events and activities. It will serve as a common area where theatre, dance, musical, film and digital arts productions can all be worked on and produced. “The Wolfe Center is unlike any other building in North America,’ said Van Wright, assistant to the president for enrollment management. The center has an environmentally-friendly design and has various initiatives that will help to keep energy costs down.



To enhance the college experience for all students, the Stroh Center will house basketball and volleyball games, concerts and convocations. “The Stroh Center will be the first thing students will see when coming to campus,” said Van Wright, assistant to the president for enrollment management. In addition to the court, the Stroh will include locker and meeting rooms, staff offices for the coaches, Athletics Hall of Fame, a ticket office, a merchandise store and a lounge.

Falcon Heights is a new housing option only available to upperclassmen. Located next to Offenhauer Towers, it will house 646 students and has two rooming style options. One includes four separate rooms that share a living space and two bathrooms; the other includes two bedrooms shared between four people, in addition to a living space and two bathrooms. Both residence halls have air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet and private bathrooms.

New dining halls, Outtakes at library open on schedule Pinkberry frozen yogurt opening delayed until mid-September By Alissa Widman Managing Editor

The sweet scent of donuts and coffee is drifting across campus. It’s a hint of one of several new dining options available to students this fall. The University opened two new dining halls Friday, bringing two chain restaurants to campus. The Oaks, near McDonald Hall, features a Dunkin Donuts, now open. Carillon Place, near Kohl and East halls, features Pinkberry frozen yogurt, opening Sept. 19.

Changes were long overdue, said Mike Paulus, director of Dining Services. The last dining remodel was in 1985, at Founders Keepers food court, he said. “The focus on campus has really been heightening the culinary expertise,” he said. “In these dining halls, we’re going back to the basics, with an open kitchen, where you can watch a quality product being made.” Dining Services will also open a new Outtakes snack shop at the Jerome Library on Monday. Last week, its offices moved into The Oaks’ second

floor. “A lot has happened over the summer and we’re already getting positive feedback,” Paulus said. “After the doors are open, I’m sure we’ll have some last minute tweaks, but for the most part, everything is ready to go.” Workers encountered a few setbacks while constructing the new buildings — most specifically at Carillon Place — but the obstacles didn’t prevent the buildings from opening their meal stations

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MEAL PLANS In addition to new dining halls, new meal plan options are now available to students. Dining Services created the new meal plans to offer more options to students, said Mike Paulus, director of Dining Services. Students can select one of the following, starting this semester:


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plan to focus on upgrades to Kreischer, McDonald and Offenhauer halls. “We know that some of our other facilities need attention too, and we want to give them that attention so everyone can have the best experience possible,” Waters said. Residence halls aren’t the only housing on campus that will see a big change throughout the next 10 years. The University is planning to build new Greek housing units as more funding becomes available. The University is currently looking to move Greek housing to a different location on or off campus, Krakoff said. The cost to relocate it would range from $1 million to $1.5 million, according to a document from the May 6 Board of Trustees meeting. Funding for such construction projects can come from the University, the state and donations, Krakoff said. Along with housing changes on campus, Krakoff and the University plan to renovate University, Moseley, Hanna and South halls throughout the next four to 10 years. “We’re finishing up what has really been a bold

“We now have the opportunity to really look at it [the University] closely and really rethink a lot of our open spaces.” Steve Krakoff | Vice President of Capital Planning and Design change,” Krakoff said. “We now want to turn the ship and focus on academic areas.” The University also plans to build a new College of Business next to the new Carillon Place Dining Center and also demolish West Hall and the Administration building. After demolishing the Administration building, the master plan will call for a new “campus gateway” to be built in its place. The University plans to begin focusing more on landscaping as it constructs this gateway and other renovations in the future, Krakoff said. “We now have the opportunity to really look at it [the University] closely and really rethink a lot of our open spaces,” Krakoff said. “The site of the administration building becoming a prominent gateway is really one of the more exciting transformations you’ll see on campus.” New buildings and renovations such as the University’s two new dining centers, the Stroh Center, the Wolfe Center

for the Arts and two new residence halls help raise enrollment, said Gary Swegan, director of admissions. “Any kind of construction on campus speaks to potential students and their families,” Swegan said, “We’re finally seeing the master plan ... beautiful buildings like our new ones have a significant impact.” With the completion of Falcon Heights and Centennial Hall, Krakoff and Waters hope renovations and construction will bring a more “positive energy” to campus. “New residence halls bring a lot of energy and life with them and the new halls are definitely doing that now,” Waters said. Although some of the larger construction projects on campus may be finished, the University will continue with smaller scale projects, like the renovations to the academic buildings, Krakoff said. “We’re really making steady improvements on everything,” Krakoff said.

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Friday, August 19, 2011


University leaders guide through change Compiled by Asia Rapai Editor-in-Chief

JILL CARR Senior Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Where to ďŹ nd her: Office of the Dean of Students, 301 Union Her role at BGSU: “I am responsible for all of the out of classroom learning and services,â€? she said. How her role has changed since last fall: Carr retired in April from her role as Dean of Students. With Mazey as the new president and former vice president Ed Whipple leaving the University at the end of June, Carr came back to assist with those transitions and take over a vast majority of Whipple’s responsibilities, she said.

RODNEY ROGERS Interim Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Where to ďŹ nd him: OfďŹ ce of the Provost, 230 McFall Center

His role at BGSU: “I currently serve as Interim Senior Vice President and Provost of BGSU,� he said. How his role has changed since last fall: “Last fall I was serving as Dean of the College of Business,� he said.

by saying Dining Services has created “better food, more variety and more choices,� which has helped to assist in recruitment and retention on campus.

SARAH WATERS Director of Residence Life

MICHAEL PAULUS Director of Dining Services Where to ďŹ nd him: Dining Services Offices, second oor of The Oaks Dining Center His role at BGSU: “I’m in charge of all dining as it relates to residential dining, campus visitors and [Chartwells] stores,â€? he said. Paulus said he is in charge of a variety of areas, including the culinary staff, marketing, construction and design. How his role has changed since last fall: “These new dining halls have been almost two years in development,â€? he said. “We have created more options and varieties for students.â€? He summarized the changes

Where to ďŹ nd her: OfďŹ ce of Residence Life, 470 Math Sciences Building Her role at BGSU: “As director of Residence Life, I’m responsible for on campus housing, residence halls, as well as fraternity and sorority life, staffing facilities and programmatic efforts,â€? she said. How her role has changed since last fall: “Everyone in Residence Life has changed,â€? she said. They have spent more time focusing on facilities and construction to get everything ready for students to come back, she said. “Once students are here, and everything is ready, the program efforts will increase,â€? she said.

Get to know undergraduate student government leaders By Danae King Assistant Pulse Editor

EMILY ANCINEC USG President Senior

Major: Political Science From: Saline, Michigan Chose the University because: She fell in love when she stepped onto the campus. Platform: Strengthen the student voice, increase school spirit and address campus policies. To Freshmen: “Keep an open mind, be willing to step out of your comfort

zone and just explore interesting organizations that you might not have considered or done in high school.� Key USG Issues this year: “The biggest one is the one we don’t know about, that hasn’t come up yet, that’s kind of our rule of thumb, but I think the big ones are the CUE program, shared governance with the new unionization that’s coming through and trying to make sure that students have the same strong voice that we’ve always had.� Major: AYA Math

ROB ORIANS USG Vice President Junior From: Curtice, Ohio Chose the University because: The education program and he really enjoyed the campus and the atmosphere. Platform: Improving the campus atmosphere, ďŹ xing some policy problems and making sure the student voice is heard on the bigger issues. To Freshmen: Get involved!


PRESIDENT MAZEY settles into her new office in 220 McFall Center.

MAZEY From Page 1 She also said she hopes to strengthen the University by implementing the strategic plan and improving retention, inclusiveness and the international population. Her plans also include stabilizing the changing leadership at the University and improving service learning and scholarships. “We have to control those things we can control,� she said. “The state economy is what it is; we’re not the state, we’re not the nation. It’s all about how we come together and work together.� Mazey was chosen as the 11th University president March 22 after a national search. Undergraduate Student Government President Emily Ancinec served on the search committee that selected

Mazey. After speaking with Mazey about USG’s concerns, Ancinec said Mazey took them seriously and didn’t brush them away. “You can tell she’s definitely a listener,� Ancinec said. “She wants to understand BG culture and figure out what we want. It’s really encouraging that she’s here.� Patrick Pauken, secretary to the Board of Trustees, said Mazey is engaging the whole community by working with the city as well as people on campus. “The energy she brings comes from her overall love of learning,� Pauken said. “It really is pretty contagious. Anyone who meets her and gets to know her will feed off of that energy.� Mazey’s previous work experience at Ohio universities, including Wright State University and Cincinnati University, has given her

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“Architecturally, they’re very unique and interesting buildings,� Brunner said. “I think a lot of people have been anticipating a better food experience like this.� Because of their features, The Oaks and Carillon Place will receive some level of recognition as Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design, Paulus said. The buildings collect rain to use in water-conserving toilets. They were also built from materials within a 500mile radius of the work site. “We’re using some recycled materials, too, like barn wood and plastic from pop bottles,� Paulus said. “We really wanted to lower our

on schedule. Carillon Place’s convenience store, however, won’t open until Sept. 9 at the earliest because of the obstacles, said Marc Brunner, project architect. “Working on a big project like this, some days it’s daunting, but in the end, it’s very rewarding,� he said. “An awful lot of people have been involved in getting the dining halls ready on time.� The two-story buildings are different than anything previously offered on campus, he said.

knowledge of the state that will be helpful in times of tight resources, Pauken said. She has 30 years of experience in higher education, 26 of them in Ohio. Most recently, she previously served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Auburn University in Alabama, beginning in 2009. Mazey must enjoy the University and surrounding area for her to have come here, Pauken said. With her closeness to her family in Ohio and her enthusiasm to be at the University, Pauken said he thinks she is more invested. He said that students should expect to see her on campus. “She’s really excited up front and visible,� Ancinec said. “That will help students get excited about her.�

carbon footprint.� Jon Zachrich, former Undergraduate Student Government chair of auxiliary affairs, worked with administrators and Dining Services to brainstorm ideas for the new dining centers. Zachrich, a junior, helped plan all aspects of the buildings — from design, to green features and food options — and said he is excited to finally see his work take life. “I’ve been working on this for almost three years now, and to see it actually happen is great,� he said. “The buildings are definitely created with students in mind, and personally, I hope they love them.�


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Administrators, faculty union discusses contract By Alissa Widman

CARRIED AWAY IN CUFFS Crime levels fluctuate during the year as population rises with students year as students come back into town. Lt. Brad Biller of the City Police Division said there is a spike in crime for the first several weekends before and after school starts, with an increase in disorderly conduct and underage alcohol

By Bobby Waddle Reporter

The University and city police departments are gearing up for a busy weekend and another

arrests and citations. Biller pointed out that a lot of factors contribute to the spike, including the Wood County Fair, the National Tractor Pulling

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Graduate Student Senate pushes for equality among programs By Danae King Assistant Pulse Editor

The Graduate Student Senate will start addressing key issues at its first meeting Sept. 9. The most important: developing a graduate strategic plan, GSS President David Sleasman said. The University’s graduate college doesn’t have a strategic plan for graduate students, while the undergraduates do, he said.

Michael Ogawa Interim Dean of the Graduate College “[It’s] telling the University and people outside of the University what the meaning of the University is regarding graduate education,” Sleasman said. “We know graduate education is important, but we’re not

quite sure where that fits into everything else, so we’re hopefully going to define that as we go.” Rodney Rogers, interim senior vice president and provost, said where everything fits is an aspect of the graduate strategic plan. “Part of the strategic plan is how do we position the programs that we have to

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Managing Editor

The University’s faculty union and administrators recently began contract negotiations after nearly a year of preparation. The two negotiating teams met four times this summer to address bargaining topics, including faculty salaries, benefits and employment terms and conditions. “It’s a new position to be in, but a good one,” said David Jackson, faculty association president. “There are actually players at the table now. It’s great to finally start negotiating for a legally binding contract.” Representatives from both sides said negotiations could take a year or more, especially since this is the University’s first contract. “I think we’re both on the same page — it’s in the health of the University that we conclude this first negotiation at a reasonable time,” Jackson said. “I don’t see why it should take much more than a year, if both sides are willing to work hard.” Until that contract is complete, faculty and administrators cannot discuss specific

bargaining topics with the media, said Dave Kielmeyer, senior director of communications at the University. Both sides said the negotiation meetings have been “productive and cordial,” but could not elaborate further on their progress. “Any contract is important, but the first one has extra importance,” said Pat Pauken, vice provost for governance and faculty relations. “The biggest thing to remember isn’t a time frame, but getting it right.” Working with a familiar, experienced group of faculty and administrators makes the job even easier, he said. “Both sides have a deep dedication to BGSU,” Pauken said. “We bring much faculty and administrative experience to the bargaining table, and I’m happy to work with this group.” Jackson expressed similar feelings regarding the newlyappointed negotiating teams. “The faculty association is really glad the president appointed a team we think is tuned in to how the contract

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2010 ■ Oct. 20: A majority of

faculty vote in support of unionizing. ■ Nov. 18: The independent vote is certified by the State Employment Relations Board.

2011 Feb. 23: The faculty association approves a new constitution as a union. ■ March 31: Ohio Senate Bill 5, which would eliminate faculty unions, is signed into law. ■ June 13: The faculty association announces its negotiating team. ■ June 30: Ohioans collect enough signatures for a SB5 referendum on the November ballot. Bargaining continues. ■ July 19: First bargaining session between administration and faculty. ■ July 29: The administration announces its negotiating team. ■ Aug. 2: Second bargaining session. ■ Aug. 10: Third bargaining session. ■ Aug. 18: Fourth bargaining session.

Greek councils deal with changes, plans events for students, service Greek Life moves from Residence Life to Dean of Students Office By Danae King


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Why Should the U.S. Fund the Terrorist Group Hamas? Congress now sends nearly a billion tax dollars annually to the Hamaslinked Palestinian Authority: Is this a smart use of U.S. foreign aid? The Palestinian Authority’s ruling party Fatah recently announced it has “reconciled” with the Islamic terror group Hamas to form a unity government. The Palestinian Authority currently receives some $600 million in direct annual U.S. aid, plus an additional $225 million in annual U.S. funding through the United Nations. Since it is against U.S. law to fund terrorist organizations, the U.S. Congress should immediately stop the flow of American tax dollars to the Palestinian Authority.

The University’s four Greek governing councils are planning to jump start the school year with a variety of events. All the Greek fraternities and sororities belong to four councils: the Independent Greek Council, the Panhellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council and

the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The councils host events for their own chapters, Greeks and non-Greeks throughout the year. The Independent Greek Council is home to six chapters of various types. “We’re like a melting pot,” said Gary Strain, vice president of scholarship and service. “We strive for diversity.”

The Independent Greek Council just finished restructuring its executive board this summer and is now focusing on creating more unity between its chapters and other councils in the Greek community, Strain said. The council plans to host several service events.

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half of all murders in Gaza are “honor killings” of women. Homosexuality is illegal in Gaza, and In May 2011, in an effort to circumvent peace Christians are often harassed. Against all international negotiations with Israel, the Palestinian Authority law, kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been (P.A.) inked a deal to merge with Hamas. This sudden held incommunicado by Hamas for five years with no reconciliation enables the P.A., now representing both access to the Red Cross. the West Bank and Gaza, to present the illusion of a Hamas opposes the Israeli-Palestinian peace viable, unified governing body to the United Nations in process. Hamas stands order to obtain the U.N.’s openly by its goal to unilateral declaration of a “We will not deal with nor in any way fund a conquer every inch of Palestinian state. Because Palestinian government that includes Hamas.” Palestine, cleanse it of Hamas is an avowed U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Jews, and establish a enemy of the United States fundamentalist Islamic and because the U.S. and caliphate. Since Israel’s withdrawal of security forces Israel believe direct negotiations with the P.A. and residents from Gaza in 2005, Hamas has fired represent the only sustainable path to peace, both more than 8,800 missiles on Israeli cities and civilians. nations oppose such a move in the U.N. Just a few months ago, the group’s rocket attack on an Hamas, headquartered in Gaza, with a political Israeli school bus killed a 16-year-old boy. Above all, leadership office in Damascus, Syria, was founded in Hamas refuses to accept the state of Israel and 1987 as an arm of Egypt’s Islamist Muslim condemns any efforts to negotiate peace—a complete Brotherhood. In 1999 the U.S. State Department put repudiation of the efforts of the United States and the Hamas on its list of foreign terrorist organizations. No Quartet on the Middle East (consisting of the United wonder: According to its own charter, Hamas is Nations, the European Union, Russia and the U.S.) to dedicated to creating an Islamic state in all of Palestine, resolve the decades-long dispute between Arabs and destroying the state of Israel and exterminating Jews. Israelis. Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar Because of its long history of attacking civilians recently confirmed that “Our program does not through bombings, kidnapping and rocket attacks, include negotiations with Israel or recognizing it.” Hamas is also considered a terrorist organization by Time to stop U.S. aid to terrorists. In April, 2011, Canada, the European Union, Israel and Japan. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated, “We will not Hamas’ funding comes primarily from Iran, Saudi deal with nor in any way fund a Palestinian Arabian benefactors and Palestinian expatriates. government that includes Hamas unless and until Palestinian refugees and their descendants in Gaza also Hamas has renounced violence, recognized Israel and receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the United agreed to follow the previous obligations of the Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Now, with Palestinian Authority.” In July, 2011, both houses of Hamas’ recent agreement to unite with Fatah, the Congress overwhelmingly passed resolutions that terrorist group will have influence over and access to threaten withdrawal of aid from the Palestinian billions of dollars more in aid from the U.S., the Authority if it persists in efforts to circumvent direct European Union and dozens of individual donor negotiations with Israel by turning to the United nations. Nations for recognition—which it continues to pursue Hamas rules the people of Gaza with a brutal, aggressively—and if the Palestinian Authority shares totalitarian hand. Since Hamas violently seized control power with Hamas. In fact, annual U.S. foreign of Gaza in 2007, it has permitted no elections and operations appropriations bills expressly forbid allows no freedom of press, religion or speech. funding for “assistance to Hamas or any entity Palestinian women in Gaza are repressed according to effectively controlled by Hamas or any power-sharing strict Islamic custom. More than half of Gazan women government of which Hamas is a member.” report having been victims of physical violence, and

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bargain in good faith, and I really think things are progressing nicely.”

ought to be,” he said. “There are a lot of good perspectives at the bargaining table.” Regular meetings between the two negotiating teams will continue throughout the school year. Once a contract has been completed, students and faculty will be notified, and the contract will most likely be posted on the University’s website, Pauken said. “The goal is to negotiate a good contract that is beneficial to faculty, administrators and the University as a whole,” he said. “The idea is to


GREEK From Page 10 Along with the many recent changes for the University as a whole, there have also been changes in Greek Life, Strain said. “Greek Life is really transforming itself,” he said. “I think it will give everyone a fresh start.” Brittany Hartory, Panhellenic Council president, also acknowledged changes in fraternities and sororities at the University. “[Greek Life has] moved from Residence Life to the Dean of Students Office, and that’s probably the biggest change we’ve had in fraternity and sorority life in general,” Hartory said. The Panhellenic Council is made up of 13 sororities with big plans for the new school year. The first event they are hosting is formal recruitment, which is set to take place Aug. 24 through 28. Other upcoming programs hosted by the Panhellenic Council include hazing prevention week Sept. 19 through 23, and domestic violence awareness week Oct. 3 through 7. The Panhellenic Council also plans to host an event to highlight the service and phi-


Patrick Pauken, vice provost for governance and faculty relations ■ Julie Barnes, associate dean for resources and planning in college of arts and sciences ■ Gary Lee, chair, department of sociology ■ William Mathis, chair, department of music performance studies ■ Linda Petrosino, dean, college of health and human services ■

ate professor, department of political science ■ James Evans, professor, department of geology ■ Alberto Gonzalez, professor, department of communication ■ Christina Guenther, associate professor, department of German, Russian and East Asian languages ■ Joel O’Dorisio, instructor, Chapman Learning Community

“[Greek Life has] moved from Residence Life to the Dean of Students Office, and that’s probably the biggest change we’ve had in fraternity and sorority life ...” Brittany Hartory | Panhellenic Council President lanthropy of all Greek councils, but there is not yet a date for the event, Hartory said. The Interfraternity Council is composed of 16 fraternities and president Larry Serfozo said the council has exciting plans to emphasize University pride and work with other campus organizations this year. This summer, the Independent Greek Council and its chapters worked on recruitment. It now plans to focus on meeting more people inside and outside of the Greek community. Recent changes at the University makes this an exciting time to be a part of Greek life, Serfozo said. Brianna Stephens, president of National PanHellenic Council, also spoke of the change sweeping across the campus. “[All the change has] helped us to utilize our resources and be more aware of our surroundings,” she said. The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a historically

African-American Council and is made up of nine fraternities and sororities, with seven represented at the University. The council’s first major event is Meet the Greeks, an event non-Greeks and Greeks can attend to meet council and chapter members. It will take place Sept. 6. National Pan-Hellenic Council will also host a step show the day of the homecoming game, Oct. 15. “It’s our major fundraiser as well as an entertainment source for students,” Stephens said. “Members of the chapters come and support.” The council’s goal for this year is to increase awareness about Greek life and the positive aspects of being Greek, Stephens said.

To sign up for formal recruitment, or for more information, visit www.bgsu. edu/greek. Registration is open until Wednesday.



GSS From Page 10 make them better,” he said. Other big issues Sleasman expects GSS will face this year include managing funding and funding cuts, discussing program closure recommendations and increasing the quality of graduate programs. “Potentially, graduate student programs could be cut,” Sleasman said. “Last year graduate education in general received a rather disproportionate cut in funding as compared to the rest of the school, so we’re real concerned by that.” Some of these issues carried over from previous years, but many may change because of the new University president

POLICE From Page 10 Championship and the Black Swamp Festival, providing a lot of activity and bringing more people to the town. This could be in part to an initial misunderstanding people may have when arriving to the town, Biller said. “Some people have an expectation that they come here not as residents, but as visitors that don’t have responsibilities in the community,” Biller said. “I think that people recognize some of those responsibilities as they’re here.” The crime spike, Biller said, continues through Halloween before decreasing as winter sets in, and a massive drop-off occurs during winter break. When students come back from winter break and the weather gets nicer as spring approaches, crime rises again. Tim James, administrative captain for the University police, attributes the rise in crime to the fact that the town’s population as a whole has grown. “I wouldn’t say that our crime rate goes up from

and other new administrators, Sleasman said. The graduate college is changing, too. Michael Ogawa, interim dean of the graduate college, said he is one of several new faculty members from a restructure of the graduate college faculty. “We want to make sure [the new] structure works efficiently,” Ogawa said. Another issue GSS faced last year was communicating with key administrators, Sleasman said. This year, however, communication has improved, he said. “We’ve talked to Mazey — she’s walked in and she’s developed what’s called the University council, which is kind of a mixture of the presi-

dent, cabinet, other administrators and then student representatives,” Sleasman said. “So for me, that’s already very positive. That’s something we advocated for last year.” Ogawa has been working on communication with GSS as well by including the GSS president on a team he created. It includes Ogawa, the associate dean, three graduate council members and the president of GSS, Ogawa said. The leadership team will identify areas of concern and set agenda items for general discussion in Graduate Council, a body that governs the Graduate College. Its members are elected by the graduate faculty. Graduate students will be fully involved in the leadership team, Ogawa said.

school year to school year,” James said. The city police department does not distinguish whether an offender is a student. Biller said he thinks a majority of the misdemeanor crimes in town (which the city deals with more than felony crime) deal with people under the age of 30. Mike Campbell, patrol captain for the University Police, said underage drinking is a common offense on a college campus that occurs throughout the year, even the summer, if not as much. “[Those offenses] depend on the individual,” Campbell said. “If they decide to drink underage, it could be a multitude of reasons.” Alcohol is often a factor in the “risk-taking behavior” that leads to disorderly conduct that often includes fighting, Biller said. “It’s comical and sad at the same time that people fight over some of the stuff they fight over,” Biller said. “I would venture to say most of those fights have a root in someone being under some level of impairment or influence of alcohol or drugs because they engage in

“It’s comical and sad at the same time that people fight over ... the stuff they fight over.”



Brad Biller | Lieutenant behaviors that they normally wouldn’t.” The punishment for first-time alcohol offenders involves an alcohol diversion program, where offenders pay the associated court costs and perform community service to have the charge dismissed. “Our prosecutor’s office has recognized that … people get out of the house for the first time, they’ve got some learning to do, they’ve got some experiencing of life to do,” Biller said. “We recognize that the impact a criminal conviction can have on somebody is pretty significant. “The philosophy is that everybody makes mistakes,” he continued. “Although there are consequences attached, we are willing to pull back on some of those future ramifications.”

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Compiled by The BG News The University has acquired a century’s worth of descriptions for things that make the campus and surrounding community unique. If your friends are going to catch a movie at the Small or grab a meal at the Dial, you can get acquainted with some University lingo and learn about some of the fun, sometimes quirky and always storied history that makes the Bowling Green experience a special one.


Commonly refers to the southwest side of campus. Activities such as CampusFest are held at University Lawn, which is in front of University, Moseley and Hanna halls. ■■ The Union — Located on the west side of campus, the Bowen-Thompson Student Union is the heart of the University. It is home to the University’s Bookstore, Stamper’s Mail and Copy Center, Starbucks, student organization offices and the BG1 Card office. The Union can be your information headquarters for everything on campus. ■■ The Rec — The Student Recreation Center is the place for your exercising needs. Students are able to sign up for group exercising classes and climb the indoor rock wall and use the four-floor facility for their training needs. The Rec is located on the east side of campus across from Sundial Dining. ■■ The stacks — The William T. Jerome Library is famous for the Browne Popular Culture Library on the fourth floor. The library also houses the Learning Commons, which includes the Math & Statistics Tutoring Center,



BOOST YOUR BG VOCAB Study Skills Center, Writing Center and a Tutorial Center for students’ educational needs. It’s located on the east side of campus next to East Hall and Anderson Arena. ■■ The Doyt — The Doyt L. Perry Stadium is named after former football coach Doyt L. Perry, who carried a 77-11-5 record during his nine years at the University. The stadium is mostly used for Falcon home football games and opening weekend activities. ■■ The Cemetery — Sandwiched between Overman Hall and the Student Health Center, Oak Grove Cemetery has been around since the late 1800s, predating the University, which grew around it. ■■ The Hill — In the winter, students visit Forrest Creason Golf Course to slide down the sole hill on campus. The hill is located next to I-75 near holes 10 and 11. ■■ College Park — This office building provides a variety of services for the welfare of students. The Campus Police and Parking Services maintain the safety of students on campus, and the Counseling Center aims to help students keep a clear head through their studies. It is located past the Falcon Heights Residence Hall on North College Street near the Technology Building.


■■ Falcon’s Nest — The

Falcon’s Nest food court provides a one-stop shop for students walking to and from classes. Ranging from pizza and sushi to subs and Mexican entrées, you can find this centralized dining experience in the Union.

■■ The Dial — The Sundial

food court resides in the heart of Kreischer Quadrangle and offers a wide range of dining opportunities. Students with a carnivorous appetite can satiate their urges at Coyote Jack’s Grill. Balanced U offers both meat and vegetarianapproved dishes, and the Homestyle Kitchen can appeal to students craving a home-cooked meal. ■■ 2MATO — Sporting locations in the Union and the Sundial, 2MATO offers pizza, spaghetti, garlic bread and pizzas laced with a variety of sauces and seasonings. For a latenight meal, 2MATO 2Nite is open until 2 a.m. at the Union, and the Kreischer establishment delivers until midnight. ■■ The Greenery — Students expecting a sit-down, waited experience on campus can find it at The Bowling Greenery on the second floor of the Union. ■■ The Pub — Located snugly at the back corner of the Union, the Black Swamp Pub serves burgers, wings, coney dogs and a wide assortment of your fried food desires, while providing a sports-oriented atmosphere with a pool table and sports broadcasting. The Pub also hosts performances, open-mic nights, game nights and more. ■■ Carillon Place/Chily’s/ Commons — Formerly known as the Commons (and featuring Chily’s convenience store), the newly built Carillon Place is located between Kohl and East Halls. If you’re looking for a scenic dining experience, the private upstairs dining area allows people to eat on a patio outside. The building also has a Hearthstone Oven, a

pantry and a Eurasian Grill. History will also be made when Pinkberry frozen yogurt opens Sept. 19. It will be the first in Ohio and the second in the country to be located on a college campus. ■■ Outtakes — For your convenience, Outtakes is located all across campus, most prominently in Offenhauer and Kreischer to offer a mini grocery store for residents.


■■ SIC SIC — In 1946,

President Frank Prout hand-selected six members to become the official spirit crew of the University. You can see them at sporting events, around campus or even creeping up behind you wearing overalls and masks. They post their famous red and black signs with the SIC SIC logo on campus. ■■ Freddie and Frieda — The spirited mascots on campus have been together for nearly 50 years through multiple incarnations. They spread enthusiasm throughout the campus and several events, particularly sports, to rally the fans and spur the team to victory. ■■ Ay Ziggy Zoomba — When asked to perform at a University-sanctioned event in 1946, Gilbert Fox, an original member of SIC SIC, remembered a Zulu war chant he learned from South African Airmen while serving in Italy. He then loosely translated the chant to the current unofficial fight song, Ay Ziggy Zoomba. ■■ The Seal — Located in the middle of old campus, the seal is full of legends. It is said that if you stand on the seal at midnight and kiss your sweetheart, you will soon be married; if you

and your sweetheart are holding hands and let go as you walk around opposite sides of the seal, you will soon break up; if you pass to the right of the seal, you will do well on your next test; and if you pass to the left of the seal, you will fail your next test. ■■ DM — DM is a term associated with BGSU’s Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropy in Ohio that keeps students standing and moving for 32 hours. Money raised in this event will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo. ■■ Falcon Flames — When two University graduates love each other and marry, they are considered Falcon Flames. ■■ CampusFest — Sept. 1, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., more than 300 campus organizations fill University Lawn and the Union Oval. If you’re looking to get involved around campus, this is a great way to get to know what different organizations have to offer.

self-proclaimed home of the best stuffed breadsticks in Bowling Green. Located on the other side of campus past the train tracks, Pollyeyes delivers to campus and is open until midnight every night. Call 419-352-9638 to order breadsticks, pizza and more. ■■ The Cookie Jar — Located at 130 E. Court St. in Bowling Green, the Cookie Jar is a bakery that offers five permanent cookies and a specialty cookie of the day. It delivers anywhere in Bowling Green for free and specializes in hot cookies. In case of those late night cravings, the Cookie Jar is open until midnight during the school year. Call 419-3548780 to order your cookies, ice cream sandwiches or cookie cake. ■■ “Spot’s” — Right up the road from The Cookie Jar, Mr. Spots boasts the “best wings in town” and also provides deli and steak sandwiches, salads and drinks. Mr. Spots provides free delivery and offers sit-in dining, along with Internet specials that provide printable coupons. Call 419-352-7768 to arrange a delivery. ■■ “Grounds” — Grounds for Thought coffee shop, located at 174 S. Main St., combines coffee, tea, pastries, ice cream and sandwiches. The food combines with free wireless service for laptops to create a comfortable study/reading atmosphere. The reading material is also plentiful, featuring a collection of used books, comics and magazines along with used records and movies. Coffee lovers who prefer to stay home can utilize the Roaster, which brews all of the restaurants’ coffee and offers free delivery within city limits.


■■ “The Small” — What

locals call the Woodland Mall, located on North Main Street in Bowling Green. The Cinemark Woodland Mall Cinema 5 offers movies in the evenings for $5, matinees before 6 p.m. for $3 and movies all day Tuesday for $3. Those with a valid student ID can see a movie for $3 on Thursday. There is an additional charge for 3-D movies at any showtime of $2.75. Call 419-3540267 for showtimes, hours and more information. ■■ Campus Pollyeyes — Campus Pollyeyes is the


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UP FOR GRABS MATT SCHILZ TRENT HURLEY “Right now, we’re both just “You have to come out and trying to make the team better, throw good every day or and the best player will play.” you’ll lose the job.”


Schilz, Hurley continue battle for starting quarterback job as season approaches By Ryan Satkowiak Sports Editor

With less than two weeks until the Falcons take the field at Idaho, the team is still analyzing its quarterback situation. Matt Schilz started 10 games last season but missed two whole games and parts of another with a shoulder

injury. He and Trent Hurley have been battling it out since spring practices for the duty of leading the Falcons in their Sept. 1 season opener against Idaho. Head coach Dave Clawson has maintained throughout the summer that the team needs to have two quarterbacks playing at a high level, given the fact that the team used

After falling short in Final Four, Falcon rugby hopes to bounce back in 2011 By Max Householder Reporter

The Falcon rugby team had an excellent 2010-11 season, finishing with a 26-2 record and falling just one game shy of playing for a National Championship. BG, ranked No. 1 in the nation for most of the year, was edged out of the National tournament by UC Santa

three signal callers last season. “I think that [Schilz and Hurley] are pushing each other … right now we have two quarterbacks playing at a higher level than we had any one quarterback play at last season,” Clawson said.

Barbara out of the West Coast region, a loss which had most of the players shocked.

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Trent Hurley

Class: Redshirt Sophomore

Class: Redshirt Freshman

Height: 6-2

Height: 6-2

Weight: 211

Weight: 215

Hometown: Arcadia, Calif.

Hometown: Connellsville, Pa.

Stats: 2,223 yards; 8 touchdowns; 14 interceptions*

Stats: 1,950 yards; 27 touchdowns; 6 interceptions*

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*2010 season

Falcon volleyball hopes to exceed expectations By Nick Marlow Reporter

ALMOST UNDERWAY The BG rugby team begins its season with an Alumni game Aug. 27 at the College Park Rugby Field.

Matt Schilz

Determined by a vote among league coaches, the BGSU women’s volleyball team has been picked to finish 5th in the Eastern division of the Mid-American Conference, and outside hitter Paige Penrod was named to the Preseason All-Mac Eastern division team. Coach Denise Van De Walle praised Penrod for the selection.

“We’re just trying to get all the little things perfected so that things like ball handling and unforced errors don’t hold us back at all.” Emily Kauth | Falcon Middle Hitter “That’s like saying she’s one of the six best players in the MAC, on our side [Eastern division], Van De Walle said. “That’s impressive.”

However, being picked to finish

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RECEIVERS Our goal is From Page 1 to keep you informed RYAN SATKOWIAK SPORTS EDITOR Welcome to Bowling Green. It is a quaint little town that has something to offer everyone. On that list is a plethora of sports teams. From swimming and tennis to hockey and football, this University has 18 Division I sports teams for you to cheer on. You freshmen come to BG at a great time for sports because there is a lot to be excited about this year. Headlining that is the opening of the Stroh Center, the beautiful new home of the BG volleyball and basketball teams. The Stroh has already hosted a concert, with the athletic schedule getting underway Sept. 9 with the volleyball team taking on Michigan State. The football team is coming off of its most difficult season in program history, putting up a 2-10 record in 2010. However, a more experienced team returns for 2011 and the Falcons are poised to improve. That is only just the surface of the things you can find out about the sports at the University through The BG News. While the big sports like football, hockey and men’s and women’s basketball generate the bulk of public interest, there are 14 other teams on campus. We are the only local publication (that isn’t the University’s athletic site) that consistently covers those sports. Our job as sports writers is to keep you informed with the happenings of BG athletics, to give you information you want, when you want it. If we lose a football game 60-0, don’t expect to read a story about moral victories or bright spots; expect to read about what went wrong and why it went wrong. This is real world journalism. We are not publicists for the University. The teams and athletic department know that and respect that. I ask that you, the readers, do too. Remember, we are here to serve you, to provide you with the content that you want to read. We don’t write just to read our stuff in the paper or online the next morning; we do it to keep you informed. In this day of social media, it is very easy for you to interact with us. Look for The BG News Sports on Facebook and Twitter; send us feedback, let us know if there is anything that you want to read about. Your requests will not fall on empty ears. So sit back and enjoy everything that Bowling Green has to offer. And know that no matter what happens, know that The BG News will be there to keep you informed.

be an all around team, not just me. I think that makes it more special in the long run.” A wide receiver on the rise, Eugene Cooper agrees with Jorden and predicts a positive outcome for the Falcons. “We’re doing everything the same, but we’re doing it better,” Cooper said. Head Coach Dave Clawson likes the way the guys are working, and he thinks solid

progress shows that. At times the execution isn’t on point, but Clawson doesn’t feel that they have had a bad practice. “I like the tempo of our practice,” Clawson said. “I don’t think we’ve had a day that the guys didn’t come out here with the attitude of working and getting better.” The Falcons welcomed a new strength coach, Brandon Hourigan, who helped the group focus more on their abilities rather than their inabilities. The team is making noticeable progress accord-


ing to Cooper and the effort is there. The team is working together, which is most important in Cooper’s eyes and in turn it will show the most improvement. “We’re trying to spread it out a little more and get some wins, and that looks like what it’s leading to,” Cooper said. Jorden feels the group of wide receivers is stronger, faster, and more explosive. “Hourigan helped us focus more and realize that we actually are getting faster and stronger and knowing that we are really a good team helped us a lot,” Jorden said. The wide receivers are stacked on the veteran side of the spectrum with a lot of talent ready to be put on display according to Cooper. Jorden wants the wide receivers to produce and get their stats up to receive they notability they deserve. “It doesn’t feel the same when you’re not winning,” Jorden said. “It’s my senior season, and I don’t want to go out like last year.”


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NETTERS From Page 13 fifth is not something that sits well with the Falcons. “I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people this year,” middle hitter Emily Kauth said. “We had a great spring, everyone came back in great shape and we’re working really hard in preseason. We’ve obviously had more time playing together as a team since the fall and I think our hard work is paying off. I can’t wait to see what we do in Annapolis next week.” The Falcons will open the season next Friday at the Kristen Dickmann Invitational, hosted by U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md. While the Falcons 8-24 campaign last season was less than impressive, Van De Walle said inexperience played a large role. “Our record really didn’t indicate the talent we had on the team,” she said. “It just showed that we were really young. I don’t know that in my career I’ve ever had a season with five fresh-

men playing nonstop.” But the team does not have to worry about growing pains this year. With only two new editions in freshman Erica Fullenkamp and Cassie Berning, a junior college transfer, the Falcons are picking up right where they left off. “We haven’t really missed a beat with these two players,” said Van De Walle. “They’ve come in and they appear to be like they’ve been here all along. We’re not slowing things down because of them in any way. We’re 100 percent full go as if we don’t have any new players.” With a week of preseason in the rearview, Kauth has already noticed improvements. “I can definitely tell [preseason] is paying off,” she said. “We have a lot of good talent … We look more crisp.” During the remainder of preseason, the Falcons will be looking to brush up petty mistakes. “We’re just trying to get all the little things perfected so that things like ball handling and unforced errors don’t hold us back at all,” Kauth said.

By Alex Krempasky Reporter

BGSU women’s soccer season is quickly approaching and is being met with higher expectations than last season. The coaches and players all agree there is a lot of room to improve this year as the Falcons look to soar to new heights after a disappointing 4-12-4 finish in the 2010 season. Head Coach Andy Richards has already seen improvement from previous years. “The team is much fitter and accountable,” he said. “The team has come together nicely without any cliques, and the senior leadership has been a positive influence on and off the field.” Richards explained the importance of the team’s style of play. “We all have to play with the same style to achieve our goals,” he said. “After our nine out-of-conference game schedule our style of play should be one, and allow us to excel in conference play.” There has been a lot of speculation concerning the state of the goalie position after the loss of senior Alexa Arsenault at the end of last season. “We have two juniors and a freshman who have good

experience and who could all do well in goal,” Richards said. “Losing senior players is the nature of college athletics.” Along side the coach, cocaptains Alyssa Zuccaro and Leah Johnson have an optimistic outlook on the forthcoming season. As a senior co-captain, Zuccaro is the motivating force behind the Falcons this year and is eager to get back to work. “We’ve had a few traumatic seasons, so we have the urge to win,” she said. “We have to unify as a team, stay positive and support each other, and most importantly take all of the constructive criticism that we can.” Zuccaro is confident the 2011 team will be a force to be reckoned with this season. “We have the potential to do very well in the regular season and win the MAC,” she said. “I see us earning a NCAA tournament bid at the end of the season.” Even with the strong confidence on the field, Zuccaro expressed the importance of succeeding off the field as well, saying that keeping their team GPA high and healthy will allow them to perform at their highest potential on and off the field.

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Co-captain Leah Johnson, a redshirt junior, shows strong leadership in spite of being hurt. “Even though I’m injured, I will remain a rock on the sideline, and do my best to keep the team motivated from the sideline,” she said. Johnson has high hopes coming into the season determined to bring the MidAmerican Conference championship back to Bowling Green. “The preseason is going well and a strong start in Illinois could give us the momentum for a great season

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BG cross country looks to improve under new coach By Cameron Teague Robinson Reporter

This year, the men’s and women’s cross country team has a new coach, Lou Snelling. Coach Snelling was the cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has won the Southland Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year six times, three awards split between both the men’s and women’s teams. Since being named the coach at SFA in 2003 he has won 16 conference championships, winning one last year with the women’s team. The BG community is hoping his success in Texas comes with him to Ohio. “The one difference I have seen is that there is a really intense focus on being successful in BG,� Snelling said. “Not saying there was not that focus at SFA but it is just a different feeling here and I like it.�

RUGBY From Page 13 “We were all disappointed about the finish to last season and know that we could have done better,� said team president Ben Marshall. The finish to last season as unsatisfying as it was, did not lessen the amount of optimism about the upcoming season. “The goal for this season is still to win the national championship,� sophomore winger Max Narewski said. However, reaching the national championship may be tough considering the team is losing five starters off of last year’s team, including two All-Americans and one of the nation’s best players, Nick Viviani. In fact, Marshall hinted that this may be a bit of a rebuilding year. He then suggested that the team expects to finish better in 2011-12 than they did in 2010-11. This should give rugby fans hope that their team can make another run at a national championship. Another plus is the fact that the team has won

As offseason training starts on Aug. 19, the team will begin getting adjusted to Snelling’s coaching styles. “This is never easy for the upperclassman to have to change coaches in the middle of their collegiate careers,� Snelling said. “But, I have had good contact with them over the summer, and I intend to make the transition as smooth as possible.� As the upperclassman have to get adjusted to the new coach, they also have to help lead the 17 incoming freshman in their first season as a collegiate athlete. They will need to be there to teach them the things they need to know to be a successful runner. “We do have a very young team; we will have to rely on our upperclassmen to be leaders, that will determine our success this year,� Snelling said. “We as a coaching staff and our runners will have to educate them throughout the year.� With 17 freshmen, the team has a very good base to build

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Lou Snelling Enters his first season as BG coach on for the future, but with talented runners in Jason Salyer, Tyler Addis, Ashley Fischer and Saisha Gaillard, they can still compete now. “We have a lot of talent in our upperclassmen due to the good job the coaches before me did; we will need them this year,� Snelling said. “We also have a lot of talent in our underclassmen so we can focus on the future. Hopefully we can send some runners out of regionals into nationals this year.� The season begins Sept. 2 with a small meet at Toledo. “While we only have two meets in September, we will be very focused in practice and ready for the meet,� Snelling said. “Bowling Green is a great community with great kids and academics. But I’m going to have to get used to this weather. Coming from Texas, it is a little different.�

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“When we go out there on Saturdays and battle together it’s like fighting a war side by side with your brother.� Ben Marshall | Rugby Team President 30 consecutive conference titles and is returning a good set of players from last year’s team. The team may be losing five starters, but they also return 10 from a season ago. Two of them are Dominic Mauer and Narewski. Narewski recently played in the National Sevens’ Tournament, a national rugby tournament that consisted of 14 teams with seven players on the field at a time. Narewski and Mauer played for the Chicago-based team alongside former teammates Nick Viviani and Rocco Mauer. “I think this experience will help me this year because we played against some of the best competition from all over the world,� Narewski said. “And any time you’re playing against the best you can only get better.�

It’s from playing in outside league’s like the National Sevens Tournament and months of practicing for the grind of a long season that this particular team formed such a strong bond with one another. Marshall described the team’s bond as “unique.� “We practice so much together, but when we leave practice we’re like a tight knit family,� Marshall said. “When we go out there on Saturdays and battle together it’s like fighting a war side by side with your brother.� It is this camaraderie, strong team chemistry and great players at the skill positions which makes the Falcons believe this will be another successful season. They open their season on Aug. 27 with the annual Alumni Game at College Park Field.


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BATTLE From Page 13 Clawson also noted the similarities between the two quarterbacks’ style of play, stating that he wouldn’t have to tailor the offense to either one particularly. Although Schilz has 10 games of starting experience under his belt and played well in doses last season, both quarterbacks have looked good during fall camp. And while Hurley hasn’t taken a snap in a game in his college career, he is in his second year in Clawson’s pass-heavy system. “The second year is so much easier; the first year you’re just lost swimming in all the terminology,” Hurley said. “Second year you pretty much know everything.” While Schilz does have game experience and an additional year of playing college ball on his side, he suffered an

AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder in the third game last season. When he came back, he did not play at the same level, throwing for 1,558 yards in eight games, an average of 194.8 yards per game, with six touchdowns and 10 interceptions. However, he insists that his shoulder is healthy and ready to go for the season. “It’s feeling stronger than ever; I rehabbed it last season and luckily I was happy enough to stay healthy the rest of the season,” Schilz said. “It was tougher [coming back] because it was pretty painful.” Schilz and Hurley have fed off each other in camp to get better, using the competition as motivation. “He’s a good player,” Hurley said of Schilz. “So we both have to come out here and throw well every day or we’re going to lose the job.” A quarterback competition isn’t a new thing to Schilz, as he was engaged in one last

season as well. However, that competition saw four quarterbacks getting first team reps, not just two. The other three quarterbacks in that competition—Aaron Pankratz, Kellen Pagel and Caleb Watkins—are no longer with the program. Schilz said that, despite being smaller in numbers, this competition for the starting role has been similar to last season’s. “Right now, we’re both just trying to make the team better, and the best player will play,” he said. Last season, Clawson had hinted midway through fall camp that Schilz would be the starter. He has done no such thing this time around and said that he will take his time in making a decision. “I haven’t set a date [to name the starter] in stone, and whoever we name the starter, we’re going to continue to get the other guy ready too,” he said.




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