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MAYA ANGELOU DIES AT 86
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‘. . A JOB LEFT UNDONE.’
University of Maine faculty members wish Ferguson stayed at helm longer PHOTO PROVIDED BY GABOR DEGRE OF THE BANGOR DAILY NEWS
University of Maine President Paul Ferguson facilitates a forum where University of Maine System Chancellor James Page and University of Maine trustees Gregory Johnson and Samuel Collin spoke about the budget cuts. Ferguson was working on the University of Maine’s budget before he accepted the role of Ball State’s 15th president, which starts Aug. 1. CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS CHIEF REPORTER | email@example.com
fter receiving a warm welcome at Ball State, Paul Ferguson returns to a rocky university system that is dipping into reserve funds just to stay afloat. Harlan Onsrud, the University of Maine’s outgoing Faculty Senate president, said he wasn’t shocked by Ferguson’s announcement to leave. He said Ferguson faced difficulties trying to work within a system of seven universities. Onsrud said other campus presidents and faculty members pushed back Ferguson’s attempts on balancing the budget of the flagship university.
Summer enrollment rises by 2.6 percent Online learning accounts for majority of students, increases in registration ALAN HOVORKA CHIEF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org Ball State’s summer enrollment has seen an increase of 2.6 percent from last year, or 219 more students. A majority of the students are taking at least one online course. As of May 16, the university’s summer on- and off-campus enrollment is 8,499 students. For some, summer classes are needed to graduate on time or to get ahead in classes. This year’s enrollment numbers could change as students enroll for Second Summer Session courses, said Irah Modry-Caron, Ball State’s associate director of data management, analysis and reporting for the office of institutional effectiveness. Of the 8,499 students enrolled, 37.89 percent are taking on-campus courses and 62.11 percent are taking offcampus courses. Ball State’s online summer courses also have seen an increase by 4 percent,
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In-state students: $3,602 flat rate, plus $277 for each credit hour above 18 Out-of-state students: $3,602 flat rate, plus $488 for each credit hour above 18 SOURCE: bsu.edu
Modry-Caron said. Of the registered students, 54.8 percent are taking at least one online course. For 2014, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs ranked Ball State’s business, education and nursing graduate programs in the top 20 nationally and its bachelor’s degree programs in the top 30 nationally. Ball State’s summer tuition costs also increased in the past year, by $7 per credit hour for up to 11 and $90 for the flat rate of 12 to 18 credit hours for in-state students.
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comments, saying Ferguson faced issues in the office. “[Ferguson’s] job was not made easy by reasons that did not depend on him,” he said. “It is hard to make things better in that environment.” The only complaint many University of Maine faculty and professors have about Ferguson is that he won’t be staying longer. Onsrud said he wished Ferguson would have stuck around to implement the school’s Blue Sky Plan.
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FERGUSON’S CAREER AT UNIVERSITY OF MAINE • Tuition remained frozen while he was in office. • Faculty research funding increased by $42,602. • He helped create the Blue Sky Plan, which looks to balance the budget and reconnect the university with the community. • The total university enrollment rose by less than one percent. • New, first-year student enrollment rose by nearly 20 percent. • Bachelor degrees conferred fell by 11 percent. SOURCE: umaine.edu
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These difficulties made it hard to enact and negotiate some of the broad-reaching, budgettightening changes set forth in the Blue Sky Plan, a future-focused strategic plan. “[Ferguson] is contending with a University of Maine system that was philosophically at odds from building a very strong land-grant and sea-grant university,” Onsrud said. Emmanuel Boss, a Faculty Senate member and professor of oceanography at the University of Maine, echoed Onsrud’s
Team fails to reach goals after grabbing No. 1 seed in MAC regular season ANTHONY LOMBARDI SPORTS EDITOR | @Lombardi_Dial8
With two losses in the Mid-American Conference Tournament last week, the Ball State baseball team’s season has come to an end. After posting a 22-4 MAC regular season record, the Cardinals ran away with the conference’s No. 1 seed to enter postseason play as the favorite to win the tournament. The goals of reaching the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament came up short once the team lost to Kent State and Western Michigan in the team’s second and third MAC Tournament games. Even though Ball State did not win, head coach Rich Maloney still views his team’s season as one that was both successful and impressive. “Winning the MAC championship in the regular season is a true testament to the guys,” Maloney said. “If you would have told me at the beginning of the year that we’d have been 22-4, I would have said I don’t know about that. ... You’ve got to be thankful, count it a blessing. And certainly, I
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am really happy for all of our guys in that accomplishment.” In addition to winning the conference’s regular season championship, four Cardinals earned MAC Specialty Awards, while six players were named to All-MAC teams. MAC Player of the Year Sean Godfrey FORECAST TODAY Mostly cloudy High: 80 Low: 56 1. CLOUDY
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MAYA ANGELOU NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, a renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, died Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86. She was an actress, singer and dancer in the 1950s and 1960s and made a debut as an author in 1969 with “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” This novel became standard reading and made Angelou one of the first black women to enjoy mainstream literary success. She called herself a poet, in love with the “sound of language” and “the music in language.” Her very name was a reinvention. Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis and raised in Arkansas and San Francisco. At age 7, she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend and didn’t talk for years. At age 9, she was writing poetry. By 17, she was a single mother. In her early 20s, she danced at a strip joint, ran a brothel, got married and then divorced. After renaming herself Maya Angelou for the stage, she toured and danced. She also worked as a coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and lived for years in Egypt and Ghana, where she met Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X in 1965. Angelou received dozens of honorary degrees and several elementary schools were named for her.
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APRIL 4, 1928 She is born as Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis. 1936 Her mother’s boyfriend rapes her, and she became mute for 5 years. 1937 She starts to write poetry.
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1954 She changes her name to Maya Angelou, a variation of her husband’s last name and a childhood nickname. 1962 Angelou moves to Accra, Ghana, with her son, Guy.
Poet Maya Angelou attends the 2008 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding in Washington, D.C. The poet, civil rights advocate and educator died May 28 at the age of 86 in her home in North Carolina.
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languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is ... how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.
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1968 She helps Martin Luther King Jr. organize the Poor People’s March in Memphis, Tenn. There, King is murdered on her 40th birthday.
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For five minutes, I stared at my computer screen, wondering if “Transistor” had frozen on a first day, game-breaking bug. As I sighed, I could feel my impatience, frustration and annoyance growing. Naturally, I pressed Ctrl, Alt and Del to open the Task Manager. Those glaring red words “Not Responding” were not there. I Alt-tab’d back in and clicked on the screen by accident. And then it began. “Hey Red, we aren’t going to get away with this, are we?” it asked. “Transistor,” an action, roleplaying game by Supergiant Games, dropped May 20. Almost everything in the game is a spoiler. Every little detail in the game contributes in telling the story of the characters, even the soundtrack, and the game doesn’t hold your hand. You have to pick up the pieces of the story as you go, anywhere and any way you can. But, here is what I can tell you. You play as Red, a renowned singer in the Utopian cyberpunk city of Cloudbank. A group of four people have made an attempt on
the player’s life — you have to get to them before they get to you. And luckily, you’re not alone as Red. The player possesses a weapon called the Transistor. This weapon acts as the main speaking character, whereas Red is a different spin on the silent protagonist. I found myself deeply relating to Red, even though the gist of her interactions was humming, nods and facial expressions. I shared her sorrow and joy. It’s been a long time since a silent protagonist made me feel that way. And the way Supergiant Games develops her throughout the game was almost mind-blowing, mostly through her interactions with the breathtaking environment. Cloudbank is reminiscent of the cities in the “Matrix,” “Blade Runner” or “Tron” with its stylistic traits of cyberpunk and its everchanging landscape. What’s even more interesting is there are no traditional cutscenes in the game. The developers chose to use concept art with animated elements. The city and these cutscenes help form the game’s identity
Tickets to see Straight No Chaser on campus will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The male a cappella group’s Happy Hour Tour 2014 will come to campus Dec. 19 for a performance at John R. Emens Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the auditorium’s box office and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Prices range from $29 to $49. Straight No Chaser began in 1996 at Indiana University. The group has had numerous national TV appearances and several studio albums, including its latest, “Under the Influence.” “Under the Influence” includes appearances from Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Seal, Phil Collins and Dolly Parton. – STAFF REPORTS PHOTO COURTESY OF SUPERGIANT GAMES
through these styles and the hues of red, blue, green, orange and gold. And lens flare, plenty of lens flare, done tastefully. In all, the game’s aesthetics are captivating and give the environment a sense of vibrancy and life. It makes the experience complete in a way and enjoyable, never tiring. As far as the mechanics and gameplay go, they were fairly flawless. The leveling system didn’t feel at all like a grind and actually told part of the story. The player’s abilities, called Functions, can be combined in a variety of ways to create effects and work to keep the combat fresh. There’s always a new way to do better in combat if you fiddle around with them. There are no levels of difficulty, so the game scales with you. If that sounds too easy or casual, don’t worry. There are ways of modifying the game to be harder, which is called Limiters. Overall, Supergiant Games crafted a memorable story that is intelligent and subtle. At its core, the story is about people facing the end of their
world. What makes it special is a lot of the details surrounding the story are open to interpretation, and the story becomes existential toward the end. And for that reason, I still don’t know what I exactly played. I can say it’s a science-fiction, roleplaying game. Anymore than that, and I’m at a loss. I don’t know what the characters are. It’s possible they are humans in a faraway, heavily digitalized future, but it’s equally as possible that they’re something else entirely. I didn’t know if the ending was going to be happy or not until the last minute of the game. There were so many questions and few answers, but it wasn’t annoying. Some questions in stories, and in life, don’t deserve answers or need them. It ruins the experience, and this is one I am glad to have had for $20. If you like games driven by stories, personal stories or simply love science-fiction, cyberpunk and role-playing games, I recommend this. You can download it for PS4 or on Steam.
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“The major complaint that people have is that they would have liked him to stay longer,” Onsrud said. “Not so much complaints about his work, but about a job left undone. I wish he would have stayed longer.” Ferguson’s departure won’t mean the end to changes on the flagship’s campus, though. “Universities are big organizations, and they don’t depend on one person,” Boss said. “If we depended on one person to be who we are, our position would be really bad. We can make a mark no matter what.” Margaret Nagle, a University of Maine spokesperson, said there are no updates in the search for a new president. Onsrud said although Ferguson did many great things for the university in his three years at the helm, like improving applicants and working to balance the school’s budget, the university will continue to function as it always has after he leaves in August. Ferguson will take over as Ball State’s president Aug. 1. “The university had been around for 150 years with lots of transitions,” Onsrud said. “Paul Ferguson was a substantial improvement over the previous president, and I hope we get another good one in the future.”
Ball State’s new president, Paul Ferguson, will receive nearly double his previous salary when he takes office this August. Ferguson will receive a base salary of $450,000 — this alone would make him the 25th highest paid government employee in Indiana, according to Indystar. com, which has the most recent data available. Current President Jo Ann Gora had a base salary of $446,338 and with all of her compensation, she was Indiana’s 10th highest paid government employee for the fiscal year with $941,597.50. Ferguson’s nearly half-million dollar salary, not including any future auxiliary compensations, makes him the second highest paid Indiana public university president beneath Indiana University Bloomington President Michael McRobbie, whose base salary is $533,120. McRobbie’s full compensation for the fiscal year is $974,096.85 — just above Gora for the state’s paid government employees. While Ferguson’s pay is near the top in Indiana, it falls just below the national median for public university presidents. The average sits at $464,500, according to a study released by the Chronicle for Higher Education. – CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS
HOW SALARY STACKS UP Paul Ferguson could buy with one year’s base salary: • Ram Island in Maine • Lamborghini Aventador • Nearly a year’s stay in a junior suite king at the Ritz Hotel in London • Tuition for 51 in-state Ball State students for 2014-15, with about $8,000 to spare • Cessna Citation I/SP private jet, with a few thousand to spare
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Currently highest paid employees at Ball State: • Pete Lembo, football head coach: $475,000 • Jo Ann Gora, president: $446,338 • Randy Howard, vice president of business affairs: $320,500 • Terry King, provost and vice president: $307,840 • James Whitford, men’s head basketball coach: $275,000 Currently highest paid Indiana public university presidents: • Indiana University’s Michael McRobbie: $533,120 • Ball State’s Jo Ann Gora: $446,338 • Purdue University’s Mitch Daniels: $420,000 • Indianapolis Ivy Tech’s Thomas Snyder: $300,000 • Indiana State University’s Daniel Bradley: $290,775 SOURCE: iu.edu, Purdue.edu, ivytech.edu, indianaeconomicdigest.com and the Daily News
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University of Maine President Paul Ferguson answers questions from faculty and staff about the flagship’s budget and any vacant positions. Ferguson will take office as Ball State’s 15th president Aug. 1.
LeVar Burton calls on fans for ‘Reading Rainbow’ help
Actor hopes to move program to online to help literacy rates
‘READING RAINBOW’ KICKSTARTER
LeVar Burton created a crowdfunding campaign to bring “Reading Rainbow” online. Within hours of its launch, the goal of $1 million was reached. These are the numbers as of publication — numbers that keep climbing with every refresh. The Kickstarter will be over July 2.
| THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — LeVar Burton’s fundraising effort to bring “Reading Rainbow” to the online masses is a bythe-book success. The goal of raising $1 million by July 2 was reached within hours of the campaign’s launch Wednesday on Kickstarter, according to the website. More than 23,000 donors had pledged $1.1 million and counting. Burton was the host of “Reading Rainbow,” the children’s literacy program that aired on public TV through 2009. “It was my mother who taught me that, by picking up a book, I could ‘go anywhere’ and ‘be anything,’” Burton said in a posting on Kickstarter. Contributors can claim rewards ranging from autographed memorabilia to a private dinner with Burton
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LeVar Burton, who hosted the long-running PBS show “Reading Rainbow” promotes the literacy program’s iPad app. Burton took to Kickstarter to bring the show online. The Kickstarter earned its goal of $1 million in a few hours of its launch Wednesday.
to a chance to put on the visor that the actor wore on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” “We’re not just getting pledges, but so much email love that our server froze,” Mark Wolfe, Burton’s business partner, said. “I’m so happy to help. LeVar taught me to read,” is among the typical messages, he said. A tablet version of “Reading Rainbow” was released
in 2012 and became a topselling education app. It provides access to hundreds of books and Burton’s videotaped “field trips” to historic and other places, said Wolfe, who co-founded the for-profit RRKidz company with Burton. The Kickstarter campaign is intended to help bring an online version to more children for a $5 monthly subscription fee, Wolfe said.
$1,302,244 raised so far $1 million surpassed goal
Many more families have access to computers than tablets, he said. An educator-specific format will be created for schools and made available free to at least 1,500 of the neediest classrooms, RRKidz said. Burton and Wolfe hold the global rights to “Reading Rainbow” in partnership with the show’s creator, public TV station WNED in Buffalo, New York, according to a release.
Indy Chamber will welcome hackers to explore a new open data portal at Indianapolis’ first Indy Civic Hack Day. “When we invite the tech community to be disrupters, we’re not only leveraging local talent but creative solutions and new possibilities for our community,” Michael Huber, president and CEO of the Indy Chamber, said in a press release. Indianapolis is one of 76 cities nationwide that are coordinating with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to improve communities and the governments that serve them, according to a press release. Hoosier contestants will try to hack a newly created open data portal provided by Socrata. Fifth District Congresswoman Susan Brooks will speak at the event about open data. Paul Baltzell, chief information officer for the state, also will speak at the event. “Open data has the potential to allow government to provide a higher level of service at a lower cost to more of its citizens,” Brooks said in the press release. “Fueled by top medical and engineering schools and a vibrant tech entrepreneurial community, Indiana is in position to lead this exciting new field of opportunity.” The event will take place Saturday at the Speak Easy in Broad Ripple.
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ENROLLMENT: Summer aids students’ graduation time | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 For out-of-state students, it remains cheaper to take offcampus or online courses. This year’s summer courses cost $277 per credit hour for in-state students and $488 for out-of-state students, according to the Bursar’s website. If a student were to take 12 to 18 credit hours, it costs a flat rate of $3,602 plus $211 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Students must pay a technology fee. This fee costs $58 for up to three credit hours, $110 for four to six credit hours and $168 for seven or more credit hours. Students also have to pay service fees if they’re taking at least one main campus course, just as they do in the academic year, though it is cheaper. The service fees are per credit hour — using the above credit brackets, the prices are $272, $366 and $485. The Summer Semester can help students avoid schedule
conflicts during the academic year or help students take care of a pre-requisite class. Samantha Smith, a senior journalism major, said she’s living in town for the summer and decided to take a few classes. However, the way online classes have changed from Smith’s freshman year has made it challenging. “It was do it at your own pace,” she said. “Now you have to be logged in to get credit. It’s hard with two jobs.” For her on-campus classes, Smith said a small class size means her professors are more flexible. “We get a lot of one-on-one work, and they will be flexible with me being tardy sometimes because of my work schedule,” she said. Ali Albalhareth, a special education graduate student, said the rate at which classes go through material can be concerning in terms of how much the students actually absorb.
White, male: Google releases company diversity data Search giant moves «S imply put, Google is not where toward transparency we want to be when it comes ahead of industry to diversity. »
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed Wednesday how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic and 30 percent are women. The search giant said the transparency about its workforce — the first disclosure of its kind in the largely white, male tech sector — is an important step toward change. “Simply put, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,” Laszlo Bock, Google Inc. senior vice president, wrote in a blog. The numbers were compiled as part of a report that major
U.S. employers must file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Companies are not required to make the information public. The gender divide is based on the roughly 44,000 people Google employed throughout the world at the start of this year. The company didn’t factor about 4,000 workers at its Motorola Mobility division, which is being sold to China’s Lenovo Group for $2.9 billion. The racial data is limited to Google’s roughly 26,600 workers in the U.S. as of August 2013. Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer, recently said the social networking company is headed toward disclosure as well, but it was important to share the data internally first. Apple Inc., Twitter, HewlettPackard Co. and Microsoft Corp. did not respond immediately to queries about possible plans to disclose data.
Bock said Google has been tino in Silicon Valley and nationworking to diversify, not just its ally. Blacks and Hispanics make offices but in the broader tech up 13.1 and 16.9 percent of the sector. Since 2010, the firm has U.S. population, according to the given more than $40 million to most recent Census data. organizations working to bring In the coming months, Google computer science education to said, it will work with the Kapor women and girls. Center for Social The company also GOOGLE’S Impact, a group is working with WORKFORCE: that uses informahistorically black tion technology to colleges and uniclose gender and versities to elevate are black ethnic gaps in the coursework and atSilicon Valley worktendance in computforce. The center er science, he said. will organize a are Hispanic “But we’re the first Google-backed to admit that Google conference in Caliis miles from where are women fornia that focuses SOURCE: Google on issues of techwe want to be, and that being totally clear about nology and diversity. the extent of the problem is a Co-founder Freada Kapor really important part of the so- Klein, who started the Level lution,” he said. Playing Field Institute 13 years Gender and ethnic disparities ago to teach and mentor black are reflected throughout the and Latino students in science tech industry. About 7 percent and math, said Google is showof tech workers are black or La- ing leadership “which has been
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sorely needed for a long time.” “Google is the company known for the moonshot, and applying that part of Google DNA to this problem is a breath of fresh air,” she said. Earlier this year, the Rev. Jesse Jackson launched a campaign to diversify Silicon Valley, asking to meet with leaders of several iconic technology companies about bringing black and Hispanics into their workforce and leadership. Since then, he’s been leading delegations to annual shareholder’s meetings at firms including Google, Facebook, eBay Inc. and Hewlett-Packard.
“It’s a bold step in the right direction,” he said. “We urge other companies to follow Google’s lead. Silicon Valley and the tech industry have demonstrated an ability to solve the most challenging and complex problems in the world. Inclusion is a complex problem — if we put our collective minds together, we can solve that too.” Iris Gardner, a manager at Code2040, which places high performing black and Latino software engineering students in internships with tech companies, said the disclosure could mark a pivotal moment in the push to diversify Silicon Valley.
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The Ball State men’s and women’s tennis programs had seven players collectively named to the Academic All-MAC Team. The women’s team had five players that received the honor, while the men’s team had two members. “It’s a combined effort of everything,” Max Norris, women’s tennis head coach, said. “It’s a great sign of dedication.” Courtney Earnest, Kristel Sanders and Courtney Wild all earned the Academic All-MAC honors, while Bethany Moore and Ashlyn Rang received honorable mentions. Sanders graduated in May with a 3.75 GPA as an international business major, Wild has a 3.78 GPA as a speech pathology major and Earnest has a 3.78 GPA as a prenursing major. It was the second time in both the careers of Sanders and Wild that they achieved aca-
Ray Leonard, a junior finance major with a 3.72 GPA Austin Smith, graduated in biology with a 3.56 GPA WOMEN’S TENNIS
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demic all-conference honors. In addition to the Academic All-MAC awards, the women’s tennis team earned several other conference accolades. Moore and Rang each earned honorable mention after helping lead Ball State to a recordbreaking season and succeeding in the classroom, as well. The team’s 6-2 MAC finish was the best in school history. “These girls can say, ‘I helped turn this program around,’” Norris said. From the men’s tennis team,
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Junior Courtney Wild hits the ball to her opponent during her doubles match against Bowling Green on April 18 at Cardinal Creek Tennis Center. Courtney Wild earned an Academic All-MAC honor.
Ray Leonard and Austin Smith were named to the Academic All-MAC. Leonard has now received the honor twice in his career. Smith was named honorable mention last season. Leonard holds a 3.72 GPA as a junior finance major. He also was named to his third consecutive All-MAC First Team.
Smith graduated in May with a 3.56 GPA with a degree in biology. He also earned the MAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player Award. Leonard and Smith played No. 1 doubles together. They helped guide the Cardinals to an NCAA Championships appearance after winning the conference title.
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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7. Take on more responsibility and leadership over the next month and your status rises, with Venus in Taurus. Get gregarious and play with friends, especially today and tomorrow. Listen to the emotional undercurrent, with Mercury in Cancer for the next few weeks. Get dreaming.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8. Get into work you like over the next month, with creative Venus in Taurus. Contribute to decision-making regarding family money over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Cancer. Stay sensitive to group needs. Reassess your assets. Your partner’s especially helpful today and tomorrow.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8. Travel delights this month, with Venus in Taurus. So does philosophical and intellectual inquiry. You’re especially adept with group communications over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Cancer. Step into greater leadership today and tomorrow, with Sun and Moon in Gemini. Words come easily.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7. There’s plenty of work today and tomorrow. Compromise and communication comes easier in partnerships for the next few weeks, with Mercury in Cancer. You’re especially lucky in love this month, with Venus in Taurus. Indulge in pleasures of the senses, and feast in beauty.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8. Travel, study and explore today and tomorrow. Use wit and charm to advance your career over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Cancer. Make an emotional appeal. It’s easier to save and increase your assets over the next month, with Venus in Taurus. Keep budgets current.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8. Your home’s your love nest this month, with Venus in Taurus. Domestic joys enchant. Try gourmet recipes, redecorate a room or just light candles. Family and friends call you to play today and tomorrow. Develop an intellectual challenge for a few weeks, with Mercury in Cancer. Create love and beauty.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an 8. Rely on a supportive partner over the next month, with Venus in Taurus. Stir up some sparks. Exploration and education beckon for a few weeks, with Mercury in Cancer. Talk about your feelings. Make plans. Include long-distant communications. Handle paperwork with family finances.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 Trust your heart to lead you this month, with Venus in Taurus. Sweet words come easily over the next few weeks, with Mercury in Cancer. You’re especially charming, and intimate conversations sparkle. Express affection at home by cleaning up your space today and tomorrow. Focus on love.
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