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President search in Chicago Committee continues to interview candidates nearing June deadline RACHEL PODNAR CHIEF REPORTER | email@example.com The presidential search committee is currently interviewing candidates for Ball State’s next president. The committee met Tuesday morning at the O’Hare Interna-
tional Airport’s Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The committee is scheduled to meet at 8 this morning, as well. Wayne Estopinal, search committee leader and Board of Trustees member, said the committee was in the middle of interviews Tuesday and will provide additional information this afternoon. The search was previously narrowed to five candidates and two weeks ago, the committee said it had whittled the running down to two or three. The search has been closed since
its start in January. Estopinal previously said he thinks the search will continue to be confidential at least as long as there are two candidates looking to fill the position. During the search for President Jo Ann Gora, the university was criticized for keeping the names of applicants private. “I think, given the realities of today and how quickly names spread and things of that nature, I think the candidates probably, even more today than 10 years
ABOUT THE SEARCH • It started four months ago. • It is a closed search, so the names of candidates are not released. • The presidential search committee will recommend its top two or three finalists to the Board of Trustees. • President Jo Ann Gora will retire at the end of June 2014. • Gora has been the university’s president since 2004. ago, appreciate that this is a closed search,” Estopinal said.
UP Friends sculpt their bodies for hobby, competition LAUREN CHAPMAN UNIFIED MEDIA ONLINE MANAGING EDITOR
odybuilding often conjures up images of orange glow tans and masculine bulk. But for two women on campus, the large, rippling muscles don’t stop them from being feminine. Ashley Farley, a junior human resources major, and Anika Matsenko, a graduate actuarial science major, found friendship while participating in amateur bodybuilding competing. Farley was a gymnast for 13 years, but when she came to Ball State, she wanted to try out something new. Initially, Farley said she worked out to relieve stress, eventually joining her boyfriend and his family for cycling. See BODYBUILDING, page 4
Before going to bodybuilding competitions, competitors have to change their diet in order to make their muscles look as defined as possible:
TWO DAYS BEFORE: DAY OF COMPETITION: •Increase carbohydrates; carbs help to fill out and bulk up muscles. • Decrease fat. • Drink two gallons of water; keeping hydrated helps to fill out veins.
• Sugar, it increases energy. • Fat because helps feed muscles. •V ery little water — intentional dehydration helps to define muscles in the short term.
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Ashley Farley, a junior human resources major, poses for the judges during the 2014 Mr. and Ms. Ball State Bodybuilding competition. Farley plans to perform in July in a competition hosted by the National Physique Committee, a national organization for amateur bodybuilders.
Training for competition requires a strict diet in addition to a good workout, both athletes focus on carbohydrate intake. While competitors aren’t judged on their strength, Matsenko said it is a confidence boost to see how much she can lift.
• Maximum: 80 carbs • Minimum: 30 carbs • Bench press: 110-115 pounds, 8-10 reps
• Minimum: 85 carbs •B ench press: 135 pounds, 3 reps SOURCE: Ashley Farley and Anika Matsenko
Students, faculty create new major looking to protect natural resources Sustainability study includes 5 tracks, expands on minor KAITLIN LANGE CHIEF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting next January, students may be able to chose a brand new major — one that looks to help save the planet. If the major is approved, students would have the option of taking one of five tracks: social, environmental, business, build environment or an interdisciplinary. Some classes will
have to be created, but a large portion already exist through the minor. Sixty-six students are currently enrolled in sustainability minors that were created one and a half years ago, said Bob Koester, chair of the task force created to develop the curriculum and deal with paperwork. Before the major can be approved, a group of eight faculty and one student has to agree on the course structure and prepare paperwork to send to the university’s undergraduate education committee and then seek approval from the Indiana Commission
of Higher Education. Koester said sustainability is becoming more important in the business world. “Sustainability is a really important topic internationally,” he said. “We’re finding that a lot of corporations, a lot of businesses, a lot of not-forprofits as well as government organizations are looking for people who have an understanding of sustainability and can help moving these organizations forward.” Koester said other colleges have sustainability degrees, but Ball State’s will be different. Indiana University has a sustainable development de-
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• Sustainable development • Sustainable future • One resources course • One land and natural systems course • One atmosphere and climate course • One sociocultural dimensions course • One values and policy course gree and Purdue University offers a sustainable agronomic systems degree, both of which don’t include broad topics.
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3. INVESTORS TO BRING SOLAR LAMPS TO AFRICA NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in a solarpowered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa. The lamp, called Little Sun, provides clear, affordable energy to places dependent on costly and toxic kerosene lighting in subSaharan Africa, said Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity of the
WASHINGTON (AP) — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America. The 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan Constitution that forbids the state’s public colleges to take race into account. That change was up to the voters, the ruling said, over one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of simply wanting to wish away inequality. The ruling bolsters similar voter-approved initiatives banning affirmative action in education in California and Washington state. A few other states have adopted laws or issued executive orders to bar raceconscious admissions policies. Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters in Michigan chose to eliminate racial preferences.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy watches President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress Feb. 12 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
billionaire businessman and former mayor. The foundation said it will provide a low-interest rate loan to help the business grow. “Too many families are forced to breathe in toxic kerosene fumes because they don’t have access to electricity,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “Little Sun is bringing clean, safe, affordable light to people who don’t have it today.”
4. LAWSUIT AGAINST ‘UNDER GOD’ IN PLEDGE FREEHOLD, New Jersey (AP) — A U.S. family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children. The lawsuit against the MatawanAberdeen Regional School District was filed in state court last month and was announced Monday by the American Humanist Association. The group said the phrase, added
in 1954, “marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as something less than ideal patriots.” The anonymous plaintiffs say the words “under God” violate the state constitution. But school district lawyer David Rubin said the district is merely following a state law that requires schools to have a daily recitation of the pledge. He said individual students don’t have to participate.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices. Hospital officials said the victim suffered first- and second-degree burns across her face. St. Joseph’s has had a policy that prohibits tobacco and tobacco product use inside its buildings for several
WASHINGTON (AP) — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. The high court heard arguments in a dispute between television broadcasters and Aereo Inc., which takes free television signals from
years, according to hospital spokeswoman Vicki VanSlyke. The policy was recently amended to prohibit tobacco products on hospital grounds. E-cigarettes were not specifically identified in the policy but are now, VanSlyke said. Smokers nationwide are increasingly turning to electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix, and the Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for ecigarettes as early as this month.
the airwaves and charges subscribers to watch the programs on laptop computers, smartphones and even their large-screen televisions. The case has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry. But several justices expressed concern that a ruling for the broadcasters could hamper the burgeoning world of cloud computing, which gives users access to a vast online computer network that stores and processes information.
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ith summer rapidly approaching, it’s time for you to get your ultimate summer playlist ready to be on repeat. Whether it is a party with all your best friends, a chill night at the lake or a nice ride to your favorite vacation spot, a playlist is needed. Don’t just put your phone or iPod on shuffle and expect it to find great summer music on its own. Plug in this playlist and let the party anthems fit your summer mood.
1. “HAPPY” BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS
The song that gained fame from the movie “Despicable Me 2” is played on radio stations constantly throughout the country. “Happy” is a song to put you in a great mood no matter what.
2. “TALK DIRTY” BY JASON DERULO FEATURING 2 CHAINZ
This popular track features an addictive horn riff during the chorus that is automatically captivating. Rapper 2 Chainz’s verse isn’t too shabby, either.
3. “ADORE YOU (CEDRIC GERVAIS REMIX)” BY MILEY CYRUS
Cedric Gervais, the DJ who is known for the remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness,” puts his spin on Miley’s hit track to make it more summertime friendly.
4. “SUMMER” BY CALVIN HARRIS
This has strong potential to be the smash hit of the summer, and not just because of the name. Calvin Harris is known for songs like “Sweet Nothing” featuring Florence Welch and “I Need Your Love” featuring Ellie Goulding.
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5. “PARTITION” BY BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé isn’t afraid to show the other side of her in this sexy track full of innuendo and a slow, hip-hop beat that makes you want to get on the dancefloor.
6. “ALL OF ME (TIËSTO’S BIRTHDAY TREATMENT REMIX)” BY JOHN LEGEND
This remix by the popular DJ Tiësto gives a happy, uplifting feel to a track that really needed it. John Legend’s vocals are always great, as well.
7. “POMPEII (KAT KRAZY REMIX)” BY BASTILLE
If the original version of this track wasn’t great enough, the Kat Krazy remix will make you become an even bigger Bastille fan.
8. “#SELFIE” BY THE CHAINSMOKERS
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Love or hate this song, it’s sure to be a radio smash hit this summer and should be a part of your summer playlist. Think of it as the 2014 version of “Gangnam Style.”
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R&B crooner Trey Songz gives us more of a pop anthem with this track that reminds me of his smash hit from a few years ago, “Bottoms Up.”
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10. “THE WALKER” BY FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS
This alternative-pop song has been featured in events such as the Oscars and has recently gained substantial radio play. Another great track by this group to check out is “MoneyGrabber.”
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Album release show to exhibit local band, Of Creations
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Of Creations has planted roots and made a local name for itself over the past three years. Currently, Of Creations consists of Scott Urban on drums, Ian Stinson on guitar, Spencer Phipps on guitar, Brandon Reed on bass and Chris Sloan for vocals and electronics. Stinson and former second guitarist, Mel, began the formation of the quintet. Reed noticed a Craiglist ad for the band the same time Urban did. After the audition process, Urban and Reed were accepted into the band. “For that five-month period, there were a lot of lineup changes but then after that, it has been pretty consistent ever since,” Urban said. The band is lively and wants its crowd to be just as wild and have a good time and have some effect on viewers. “I want [the audience] to go home and remember us as
that band that actually wanted to interact with them,” Reed said. “If people are paying to see us, I should make it worth their while.” The band isn’t afraid to highfive, mosh with or talk to their fans. Their music is usually in an upbeat tempo, which gives the audience the energy to let go of themselves. Almost a year ago, Of Creations came out with its first album called, “Reinventing Yourself,” and now gearing up for the next EP release. “The new EP will be faster, have clean singing and be more technical,” Urban said. The album will include six songs that further demonstrate the band’s metalcore sound. The release show for the new EP, “Misbelief,” will be at 6 p.m. May 9 at the Selma Lions Club with an entry fee of $5. The Holy Guile, Hail to the King and Sirens also will play. Sloan encompasses his personal feelings and experiences into the meaning of each song. “It’s what [Sloan’s] going through at that time,” Reed said. “We leave the lyrics mostly up to him.” The theme that the band
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CONTACT THE BAND • facebook.com/ofcreations • twitter.com/ofcreations • youtube.com/ofcreations • ofcreations.bandcamp.com • reverbnation.com/ofcreations has been continuing with is reinventing yourself. Of Creations wants the audience to know that the fans can make their life better and take action to change it. The future for Of Creations looks bright, Urban said they don’t want to take anything too fast. “Bands like to jump in the water before they get their bathing suit on,” Urban said. Of Creations wants to make sure the band is in the perfect position to advance music and give fans the music they want.
Illuminate: Sensory Arts Festival
Illuminating Muncie with a combination of local music, hooping, firebreathing, dancing and visual arts, the Sensory Arts Festival will be a night of immersive entertainment.
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Of Creations is a local band and is about to release its new EP “Misbelief” in May. The band likes to high-five, mosh with and talk to fans.
The Boxcars is an awardwinning bluegrass band on the cutting edge of the genre.
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Freshman arts major Tom Williamson takes a selfie with a goat at the University Program Board’s Smash Bash hosted Tuesday at the University Green. There also was a camel, a donkey, a kangaroo and other animals.
Smashing cars, petting animals UPB offers students chance to de-stress week before finals KAITLIN LANGE CHIEF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org Students destroyed a car Tuesday night to release endof-the-year stress. University Program Board hosted the event, Smash Bash, in the University Green for students to relax before finals. Students could also pet animals from a petting zoo, make their own stress ball and create their own finals snack pack for free. There also was a dunk tank and high striker. Kalyn McDaniel, UPB pro-
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gram director, said the group usually hosts a picnic but wanted to do something different this year. “People just get so stressed out and all they see are the words in their textbook and on their computer screen,” McDaniel said. “It’s just a good way for people to come and forget about all of that for awhile, kind of just blow off some steam.” McDaniel said the car was from OmniSource, a metals recycling location in Muncie. The animals, which included a kangaroo and camel this year, were from Honey Hill Farms Mobile Petting Zoo & Pony Rides. Jessie Stubbeman, a junior public communications major, said the animals were what
drew her to the event. “Then [the car] came out so I decided to smash a car while I was here,” she said. “[They] were two very different ways to deal with stress, but I get it.” Erin Knauer, a sophomore English education major, said smashing the car was a great way to get out her frustration. Earlier Tuesday, she spilled water on her computer, breaking it and losing part of her teaching portfolio. She said she thought about what she had lost as she was destroying the car. “It appears violent but when you’re doing it, it’s kind of a safe environment to it here on Ball State’s campus,” Knauer said. “I think it’s a safe place to let out intense feelings.”
“My friend from the gymnastics team that I met in high school was like, ‘You should try to do a bodybuilding competition,’” Farley said. “I ended up doing it and she ended up getting injured and couldn’t do it. I did it by myself and ended up deciding to bodybuild.” For Matsenko, bodybuilding is a hobby. “I always liked working out, though probably not this hardcore,” she said. “I’ve always liked the idea of going and working out, getting strong.” Matsenko received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University. A friend from Ball State got involved in bodybuilding and suggested Matsenko try it, too. When she came to Ball State for her graduate degree, she started to seek out how to get involved. She took up a 1,200-calorie diet and workout regiment that cut 10 pounds of fat from her 5-foot5-inch frame in one month. Matsenko said the strict diet and cycles of high carbohydrates and low carbohydrates is what helps her create bulk. Farley and Matsenko said they face certain misconceptions as
Her social life isn’t the only thing that has suffered for her hobby. As a professional, her search for suits that accommodate her muscular arms is a struggle. Dresses, sleeves and beltless pants are nightmares for the women. Farley said she often finds herself purchasing bigger dress sizes to compensate for her toned back. She will perform in July in a competition hosted by the National Physique Committee, a national organization for amateur bodybuilders. She is hoping to reach one of the top two spots in her height class in order to receive her “pro card.” Farley said she hopes to eventually become a professional bodybuilder and turn her passion for physique into a gym that helps train people who want to become bodybuilders. Matsenko said that bodybuilding will remain a hobby for her. Her passion is in her career. “For me, I like lifting weights,” Matsenko said. “I like being strong, I like looking good. So, I’ll definitely keep doing it. ... But I’m not going to be a professional bodybuilder.”
cause as a senior, I was able to pick classes I’ve already taken and contribute them to a major,” Hofelt said. “I advise anyone to do it if they’re undecided or they’re not getting enough out of [their] major.” Despite her success, Hofelt said she wished the university had designed the sustainability major earlier. “As a member on the task force, I got to help establish a curriculum and I’m like, ‘Really? I wanted this class so bad,’” she said.
Incoming freshmen won’t be able to pick up the major during the first semester. However, they could start taking core classes and other classes that contribute to the major. For Hofelt, sustainability is more than just a major — it’s a way of life. “With climate change and everything, we really need to incorporate sustainable methods so both humans and environment can move forward together,” she said.
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Alyssa Hofelt, a senior environmental science and sustainability action major, is on the task force. Hofelt created her own sustainability major this fall. She had started off as undecided, switched to geology then to earth science and finally to general studies before her honors adviser told her she could create her own major and graduate on time. “I’m really happy with it be-
A SPARK FORWARD’S SGA REPORT CARD: BAt the beginning of the academic year, the president of the Student Government Association resigned, following backlash from racially insensitive tweets he published. The incident could easily have isolated SGA from the rest of the student body. Instead, it seems outreach has been this executive board’s strongest platform. “[The tweets] hurt our organization — it put a damper on our reputation and the way a lot of students saw us,” outgoing Vice President Alyssa France said at the time. “But for the first time in my four years of college, students were talking about our organization. It became the perfect time for us to seek them out. For once, they wanted to give us their opinion.” The team educated groups across campus about co-sponsorship possibilities, offering funds to 46 organizations. It increased visibility and accessibility overall by hosting spaghetti dinners with different organizations, and the SGA Twitter account followers almost doubled. SGA offered surveys to constituents and passed resolutions about significant issues, such as House Joint Resolution 3 to ensure the university listened to students’ voices. The executive board did not meet every goal so successfully, though. When campaigning, the slate told students it had the lofty goal of creating a Blue Light App that would allow students to use their smartphones to alert authorities of dangerous situations or predators on campus. After three semesters, no such app exists. This is the most glaring failure, as others are more subtly tucked away behind the ambiguity of the initial platform points. The board said SGA “[marketed] academic resources” and “[im-
proved] lighting on and off campus” in a slideshow presentation to the Senate that the Daily News received. Such ambiguous phrases and others make it difficult to determine what SGA itself might consider a success. For instance, lights on Martin Street, southeast of campus, were installed over the summer. Does this isolated instance mean the corresponding platform was a success? Overall, the amount the board managed to accomplish — the sheer volume of events, meetings, resolutions in which the board was involved — is indeed impressive, given that the members are students, as well. But what they did well does not reconcile the fact that they let a few platform points fall flat. The student body that elected the board did so with the expectation that A Spark Forward would follow through with all promises, and the members did not. For that reason, The Daily News editorial board gives the outgoing executive board a B- for its performance. SAFETY: Increase transportation and lighting and create a Blue Light App For evidence this is a failed point, search for a Blue Light App or stand on side streets around campus at night. There is no Blue Light App, and vast areas around Ball State are still lacking illumination. The board did pass a resolution co-sponsored by a University Police Department officer that encouraged the university to change lights across campus to LEDs. But even the certainty of its outcome is unclear. If the board had a clearly defined action plan for how next year’s SGA Senate or the incoming board might continue with this goal, we would feel comfortable with the actions.
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muscular women. Farley is often frustrated by women who are afraid of being bulky. “This girl came up to me in the rec center and I helped her, I ran her through a workout,” she said. “She was trying to be nice and said, ‘I want to be toned, but I don’t want to have a ton of muscle.’ You’re not going to look like a man picking up some heavy weights.” Sometimes, women in the gym are worried that working out may make them look manly. The two said they aren’t worried about that. “If you’re just trying to look nice ... you’re not going to turn into the Hulk in a week span,” Farley said. Both women work out between four and seven times a week but sometimes, Farley will work out multiple times a day as a stress reliever. The hobby takes up much of their free time. Matsenko said her social life, not her grades, has suffered for bodybuilding. “When you’re training, you can’t go eat with people,” she said. “You can go out, but you can’t drink. Then there is peer pressure; you don’t want that.”
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INAUGURATION Inauguration for the new Student Government Association executive board is today at 3:30 p.m. in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Cardinal Hall B. The event is open to everyone.
However, this is not the case, and the lack of lights is a dark spot on the board’s record. PRIDE: Revive campus traditions like Homecoming Village, start new events and work with alumni The board started Countdown 2 Kickoff, a football tailgating alternative for Ball State students. It bought 200 cupcakes for Benny’s Birthday Bash, continued the Tshirt trade-in program from previous years and sponsored student prizes for athletic events. It also co-sponsored this year’s Homecoming Village, which entertained about 2,700 students and featured a zipline and mechanical bull. The executive board used its resources to supplement events meant to benefit students. Because of this, and especially because of the cupcakes, we consider this platform point a success. ACADEMICS: Market academic resources, partner with Rinker Center for International Programs and provide assistance for study abroad Perhaps the most notable evidence of the board’s success in this point is the creation of a $500 scholarship to assist students traveling abroad. The board also used @BallStateSGA to promote organizations and initiatives on campus, such as emergency notifications, Dance Marathon and Unity Week. Though it is unclear exactly how effective the marketing strategies were, the Twitter account grew by about 600 followers, giving it almost 1,200
followers. Still, Ball State’s Twitter account dwarfs this with 12,100 followers, and it is a campus of more than 17,800 students. RELATIONSHIPS: Communicate between SGA and other organizations, host spaghetti dinners for organizations and executive board Representatives made themselves available at different retreats and workshops geared toward helping student organizations perform effectively. Three spaghetti dinners offered organizations the opportunity to meet with the board in personal settings, and SGA was present at all activity fairs. The pro tempore and senate also began Blitz Week to offer students a more accessible way to learn about SGA’s role on campus. Jennifer Jones-Hall, faculty adviser, said she thinks students are more aware of SGA and what it does this year than years prior. COMMUNITY: Market events in Muncie to students In an attempt to encourage student participation in Muncie events, SGA created designated ambassadors to act as liaisons between campus and the community surrounding. The group offered volunteers and promoted for events, such as Light Up Downtown. Representatives also attended a DWNTWN basketball game. Yet, it is unclear if any of the efforts actually increased student attendance of Muncie events. Furthermore, the slate had discussed starting an event downtown specifically geared toward students, but ultimately opted not to. All in all, this platform point seems underdeveloped as a whole — an opportunity to bridge the town and gown divide that fell flat.
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U.S. SEN. DAN COATS 493 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC, 20510 (202) 224-5623
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Farm-based ammonia pollution costs Americans more than $36 billion annually in health impacts, and Indiana is in a high-risk zone because of its location, farming and weather, a new study says. East Central Indiana, including Delaware County, could be especially at risk, said Harvard researcher Fabien Paulot, coauthor of the study. The report said the cost of ammonia pollution may even outweigh the net value of U.S. farm exports. Most reports of industry- and
farm-related pollution have focused on sulphur compounds and other pollutants formed when fossil fuels are burned. Ammonia can contribute to air pollution when it combines with those chemicals to form small particles that can become lodged in the lungs and are linked to heart and lung disease. These are the particles that make smog or haze. The Indiana Farm Bureau, which represents the state’s agriculture industry, had no immediate comment on the study, said Justin Schneider, an attorney and policy adviser for the group. But he said farmers and the agriculture sector are working hard to control pollution from all sources. “It is hard to keep everything in the field,” Schneider said. “There is some definite work to
trying to figure what our technologies are.” Paulot and Daniel Jacob calculated their findings through two computer models. One determines when and where ammonia pollution happens and the other looks at temperature, humidity and other atmospheric factors. The cost estimate from the study is double what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency predicts because the agency uses a different model, the Harvard study said. An EPA official said the agency does not comment on thirdparty studies, such as the Harvard report. Ammonia can help create fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5, which is a reference to the tiny particles less than 2.5 micrometers — about one-thir-
tieth the width of a human hair. Mike Mettler, director of the Environmental Public Health Division for the State Department of Health, had no comment on the cost-benefit aspect of the study but said particulate matter pollution is a concern for his office. Indiana is the 8th largest producer of PM2.5 from agricultural sources in the country as of 2011. Kansas is the highest, according to the EPA. The researchers said their goal was to raise awareness, and they did not make recommendations concerning how Indiana and other states could cut their ammonia pollution. It’s important, Paulot said, that policymakers not just focus on sources such as coal use and vehicle emissions in cutting pollution.
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Mercury enters Taurus today, encouraging calm reflection. Stop and consider what you really want this year. Learning comes easier, and communications builds partnership, collaboration and community. Research, travel and explore over springtime. Physical efforts (exercise, digging in the dirt, building and crafting) reap rewards. Creativity inspires home improvements after August. Career and finances thrive with organization. Infuse your world with love.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 5. It’s all about action today (with a Grand Cross in cardinal signs), but the one who initiates loses. Test before pushing ahead. It could get tense. Watch your step! Mercury enters Taurus, beginning a phase of pruning, trimming and adjusting. Clear out old branches for new growth. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 5. Keep communications grounded in facts this month, with Mercury in Taurus. Postpone travel, risk and expense today... it could get explosive. Take it slow to avoid waste and accidents. Complete old projects, and stay flexible with changes. Support your networks and it comes back to you. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 5. Keep your communications stable, consistent and solid this month. Provide support at home and work. Grab a good deal quickly. Stay out of arguments, controversy and upset. Recite a prayer or mantra to cool a tense moment. Avoid risky business or expensive propositions. Quiet study time soothes.
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Department’s final production honors retiring assistant professor of dance
“Design & Dance”
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Sarah Mangelsdorf, an assistant professor of dance, plays her part in “Design & Dance” during a rehearsal. Mangelsdorf plays the role of the mother in the production that opens at 7:30 tonight in University Theatre and runs until Saturday. HAMPSHIRE STAFF REPORTER | KATHRYN email@example.com
In a show that honors one of its own, the Department of Theatre and Dance presents its last production called “Design & Dance.” Sarah Mangelsdorf, assistant professor of dance, has worked at Ball State for more than 40 years and was an integral part of the process of creating the dance major. She plans to retire after this year, and her colleagues wanted to use this dance performance to showcase and honor her and her service to the department and the school. The show presented the opportunity for the role of a mother, which is different from the usual dance shows where none of the participants have specific roles. “I needed a mother in my piece, and I saw this as a way to honor Sarah and everything she’s done for the department,” said Susan Koper, dance instructor and one of the choreographers for the concert. “She’s been here since the beginning and seen the department through so many different stages. The students really respect and honor her.” When she was asked to fill this role in the concert, Mangelsdorf expressed that she was greatly honored and nervous. It has been a while since she’s performed on the University Theatre stage. Beyond her role as the maternal figure in this dance, Mangelsdorf has become the person who is supposed to be living in the house serving as the common thread, which unites the dancers and aids in their transitions. Laura Mansur, a sophomore dance major,
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$8 for students, $14 for general public, $13 for faculty and staff and $10 for senior citizens The last production of the semester will feature Sarah Mangelsdorf, assistant professor of dance, who will retire at the end of the semester.
will be in one of Sokol’s three duets with sophomore dance major Carolyn Meier. “We’re more quirky [in our dance],” Mansur said. “We’re not supposed to be crazy, but it’s almost like we’re a little off-center.” Mangelsdorf said her favorite part of any performance is the process of rehearsing and preparing for the show. “I love to see the dance evolve and see the dancers grow,” she said. “There’s so much energy and so much dedication [in our dancers].” As she approaches the end of her time here at Ball State, Mangelsdorf said she will miss many facets of her career and that she is thankful for the experiences she has had. “I’ve had a wonderful career with the freedom to develop and work to teach the way I want to, and I am very grateful,” she said. “I have enjoyed all of my years here, and I’ll miss the students and the faculty and the energy here on campus. I am really proud of the students in this concert.”
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