Large number expected for Band Day October 5
CMU’S MARCHING BAND leads-off street marching at the 2012 Band Day (File photo)
Fayette streets and Central’s Davis Field will be alive with music from midmorning through early evening on Saturday, Oct. 5, as CMU gears-up for the annual Band Day competition, an autumn event here that has been a school tradition since the mid-1960s. This year’s Band Day, sponsored as always by the Swinney Conservatory of Music, will bring 52 Missouri high school bands and an estimated 2,900 students to compete in street, field, color guard, and/ or drum line competition. It is believed that the 2013 event will bring an all-time record number of participants. The parade of street bands, led by CMU’s Marching Eagles, begins at 9 a.m., wending its way down Church Street and around the Courthouse Square. Field competition begins at 11 a.m. on Davis Field and for the first
time will overlap with the parade because of the large number of entrants. Drum line and color guard judging also will overlap other competitions. Drum line competition in Puckett Field House begins at 9:30 a.m. and indoor color guard judging begins at 9 a.m. in the Phillips Recreation Center. Awards will be presented at 3:15 on Davis field for Class 1 and 2, and for Class 3 Street winners. All remaining awards (Class 3 Field, Drum Line, Indoor Guard, and all Class 4 and 5 awards) will be presented at 7:45 p.m., following a field performance by the CMU Marching Eagle Band. All events except the field competitions are free. The cost to watch the field competitions is $2 for the general public; however, this charge is waived for CMU students. Jim Steele
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‘Musical Comedy Murders’ to open theatrical season Cast set, production runs October 10-13
Take a failed Broadway production, murdered chorus girls, a rich matron’s mansion with secret passageways and swiveling bookcases, and a and a murderer on the loose and one has all the makings of “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” The John Bishop play opens the 2013-14 theater arts season in Central Methodist University’s Little Theatre. The production runs Thursday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 13; curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. In “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher,” assembles in a wealthy prospective backer’s mansion to present their newest show. The home is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people – all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows. The mysterious “Slasher” reappears and strikes again and again, a blizzard cuts off any hope for retreat, masked figures drag off victims, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the
“Slasher” unmasked – but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time. Members of the cast include Abigail Bostic (senior theater arts major from Oakville), Jon Connor (sophomore theater arts major from Gravois Mills), Paul Davis (freshman English and theater arts major from Hannibal), Kelsey Forqueran (junior communication studies major from Malta Bend), Parker Johnson (freshman computer science major from Richmond), Kate Kellner (senior English and theater arts major from Strafford), Katie
Roberts (freshman business and theater arts major from Wildwood), Kelson Rosbach (junior theater arts major from Hallsville), Eileen Stacy (senior sociology major from Ashland), and Roger Weaver (junior philosophy major from Overland Park, Kan.). Mark Kelty, CMU associate professor of theater arts, directs the 10-member cast. Lyndsey Phillips, a freshman pre-education student from Bloomsdale, is the stage manager. General admission is $8; CMU faculty and staff, $5; and student tickets are $2.
Central students attend Enactus Partner Summit Three Central Methodist University members of Enactus United States (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) were recently selected to attend the Northwest Arkansas Enactus Partner Summit, according to Professor Julie Bennett, Enactus Sam Walton Fellow, who accompanied the students. The students are Sophie Wilensky, a senior communications studies major from Plano, Texas; Jordan Meyer, a senior accounting major from Albuquerque, N.M.; and Keely Zimmerman, a sophomore business major from O’Fallon, Ill. The summit was held in Bentonville, Ark., Sept. 10-11 and
brought together members of the Enactus United States National Advisory Board, representatives of partner companies, and a total of 45 Enactus students from universities and colleges across the country. The summit was designed to allow members to contribute insights on the strategic growth of Enactus United States; to participate in roundtable discussions of relevant business topics with students and executives; and to share practices on how companies are building win-win partnerships with Enactus. Bennett is associate professor and chair for the Division of Accounting, Business, and Economics at CMU.
Students (from left) Jordan Meyer and Keely Zimmerman were among those attending the Northwest Arkansas Enactus Partner Summit, along with their sponsor, Julie Bennett (right). Not pictured: Sophie Wilensky.
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Central F lashback The Collegian Founded in 1872, The Collegian is Missouri’s oldest college newspaper. It is published by the Central Methodist University student government and the university’s communications department in concert with the Fayette Advertiser and Democrat-Leader and is published every other Wednesday. Additional staff persons are needed in various capacities including news reporting, sports, special columns, and photography. Staffers also are needed for advertising sales and distribution. Contact the editor or advisors. The Collegian welcomes your comments and letters to the editor.
In what appears to be a posed photo for use as a recruitment tool, young Central College women relax in the lobby of Howard-Payne Hall sometime in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Until construction of Holt Hall in 1957, Howard-Payne was Central’s only residence hall for women. Following completion of Holt Hall, Howard-Payne was altered and divided into north and south wings, much as it is now. Rules governing social behavior, dress, hours, and interaction among men and women students obviously are greatly different today from those days more than 70 years ago. Holt Hall initially included the college’s first co-ed cafeteria (now the location of the Admissions Office). Prior to 1957, women took their meals family-style in a room adjacent to the H-P parlor seen here and were joined by the men only for the noon meal on Sundays. Otherwise, men students ate in a cafeteria located in McMurry Hall’s basement. The name of the institution was changed to Central Methodist in 1961 and evolved from a college to a university in 2005. JHS
Varied ministry avenues for faith community By SABRINA SEVERSON Collegian Reporter CMU’s faith community has always been supported with an enthusiastic campus ministry. Although there are plenty of local churches within Fayette, and various faith-based groups on campus, campus ministry is directly supported by our university. Chaplain and pastor of Linn Memorial United Methodist Church, Lucas Endicott provides a range of opportunities for students to focus on God throughout their busy week. To begin the week, every Tuesday at 10 a.m. (in the Spalding room of the Inman Student & Community Center) a chapel service is offered — a 45 minute to 1 hour session for students and faculty to gather and worship in song, prayer and reflection. Generally, Endicott will address the fellowship with a brief sermon, but he will also seek out guest speakers such as CMU
President Roger Drake who spoke a few weeks ago. Last year, chapel attracted an average of more than 90 students, faculty, and staff each week. This year’s attendance is about 10 percent higher. With such promising turnouts, it’s no wonder that these services are one of the more influential activities organized by campus ministry at Central. “Conversations with Kharissa” is a new aspect of campus ministry this year. Kharissa Allnan, a recent campus missionary addition at CMU, explains that these “conversations” are still a work in progress — with the aim of bringing together those who want to meet and talk about life and faith in God. Just getting under way this month, the group will gather weekly. FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) is another organized group under campus ministry. Meeting on campus every other Thursday evening at 9 o’clock, all
student athletes are welcome to attend and participate in devotionals, worship, and interactive games. Along with serving students here in Fayette, those involved with campus ministry are encouraged to serve others. Being offered this year are four mission trips. These include: • Washington, D.C., Nov. 2226, 2013 • Haiti, Jan. 3-10, 2014 • Colorado, March 7-14, 2014 • Philippines March 7-16, 2014 Endicott encourages interested students to sign up for one of these trips regardless of whether or not they believe cost will be an issue. “I don’t want anyone being discouraged from signing up because of money,” he said. “If someone is serious about one of these trips, they can get with me and we’ll figure it out.” Several scholarships are available for those wanting to be a part of one of these trips. Recipients must be willing to reach out to
others locally, regionally, and globally. Young people will have an opportunity to step outside of their comfort zones and give back to communities in need. The campus ministry program holds significant value for student here at CMU. From the uplifting worship music on Tuesday mornings, to student gatherings to talk about God, there are plenty of activities to be a part of that can enhance individual spirituality. No classes or meetings are scheduled during the hour of Tuesday worship, allowing equal opportunity for everyone to attend, and no one is turned away because of denomination. Ministry here is said to be an “interdenominational community of Jesus followers.” According to Kharissa, no one is ever at a stagnant place with his or her creator. “With campus ministry we want to help these kids grow in their relationship with God,” she notes.
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Dr. Nancy Hadfield retiring from CMU; has served as division chair in both English and education
“I have a short attention span,” says Dr. Nancy Hadfield. Then she laughs, the irony not lost on her. Hadfield has spent 23 years teaching at Central Methodist University and is stepping gracefully into retirement. Hadfield is professor of English, has chaired the Division of Professional Education since 2007, and the Division of Humanities before that. Perhaps her attention waned easily in the early years. She taught five years in the public schools then stayed at home with her daughter until she was in kindergarten. Since Hadfield had a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Missouri (MU), she went back to work for them. “While I was working on campus [at MU],” she says, “I thought, well, why not take a few classes.” Those classes turned
into a master’s degree in English language and then into a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies English. She began working at Central Methodist College in 1990 as a faculty member in the English Department. She credits the tutelage of Dr. Joe Geist (1972-1998) and Dr. Dick Winegard (19702000) with teaching her how to be a member of a college faculty. “Joe must have seen something that I didn’t know was there,” Hadfield observes, “because [he] thought I should be chair.” She became chair of the Humanities Division. In 2007 she took over as chair of the Professional Education Division. “It was daunting at first because it was all new,” she admits. “But it was challenging and interesting.” She stepped down from that chair position this summer. Hadfield’s colleagues respect
Nancy Hadfield her guidance. Dr. Mozaffar Rahmatpanah, professor of physical education and former soccer coach says, “[Dr. Hadfield] was an excellent motivator and visionary for our department. She possesses an innate leadership trait that all of us admired.”
According to Coach Moz, as he is known on campus, the rate of graduation and job placement in the Division of Professional Education has gone up, as has the rate of passage of the required Praxis exam, which future teachers must pass. Having gone to a large university, Hadfield understands the special bonds at Central. “Nobody really seemed to notice who I was,” she says of MU, “and at the time I was okay with that. But I realize now that I would have gotten a different education here [at CMU]. “People would have made me a better student than I was, and I think that’s kind of what we do best. We really look for what there is in students that needs to be developed.” She encourages students, especially those in the education program, to be certain of what
they want to do with their lives. “Some students think that teaching is an easy job. It’s a much harder job than people realize. I would tell them to go to class and think about what their teacher had to do to be in class for [them].” Nonetheless, Hadfield is very proud of the 75 or so student teachers who stay the course and graduate with degrees in education from CMU every year, and she notes that school superintendents call Central often to recruit new teachers. She also remains firmly linked with Central and plans to continue teaching a class or two each semester. For someone who claims to have a short attention span, Hadfield has left a long and lasting legacy on students and faculty alike at Central Methodist University.
CMU’s Greek organizations: A brief overview Bid night happens this Friday, September 27
By MEREDITH BRICK Collegian Reporter
Association. • President Jimmy Craighead would describe a TKE with “character.”
DELTA PI OMEGA Sorority Founded: 1946 Colors: Navy and white Mascot: Duck Main philanthropic event: “Teeter for Tots”. Held in the spring; all proceeds go to Coyote Hill which helps abused and neglected children. • President Julia Dahlman would describe her sorority as “unique.” SIGMA PI ALPHA Sorority Founded: 1991 Colors: Red and black Mascot: Sweetheart Main philanthropic event: “Viva Las Vegas”. Held in the spring; all proceeds go to W.I.N.G.S. which is a battered women’s and children shelter. •President Hilary Wilson would describe her sorority as “diverse.” ALPHA GAMMA PSI Sorority Founded: 1928 Colors: Burgundy, argent, silver, and white Mascot: Dolphin Main philanthropic event: “Denim Day”. Held in the spring; raises awareness for sexual and domestic abuse. All proceeds go to True North. • President Kate Kellner would describe her sorority as “bright.”
ALPHA PHI GAMMA “MOKERS” Fraternity Founded: 1945 Colors: Maroon Main philanthropic event: Contributors to “Head Start” in Fayette with Easter and Christmas service projects. • President Steven Claycomb would describe his fraternity as “priceless.”
CHI DELTA Fraternity Founded: 1931 Colors: White, black, and gold Mascot: Cow Main philanthropic event: “Swingfest”. Held in the spring; all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. • President Jacques Welch would use the word “brotherhood” to describe his fraternity.
PHI DELTA THETA (INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY) Fraternity Founded: 1947 Colors: Blue and white for Phi Delta Theta; Blue and gold for Sigma Alpha Chi Mascot: Knight Fraternity Animal: Owl Main philanthropic event: Spaghetti dinner to raise money for ALS. • President Brian King would describe his fraternity as “determined.”
Bid night or “run-through” at Brannock Hall takes place this Friday, Sept. 27. Individuals who have had their bid accepted into a Greek organization run through TAU KAPPA EPSILON (DELTA SIGMA PSI) Brannock Hall from the south side to the Fraternity north side. The fraternities and sororities Founded: 1960s and their members stand on the other side Colors: Red and white of Brannock and take their pledges from Mascot: Apollo is the TKE’s Greek God the stairs of Brannock to the join the rest Philanthropic organizations: St. Jude’s Chil- of their group. This event signifies the bedren’s Hospital and the Ronald Regan Alzheimer’s ginning of pledge week.
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CMU study abroad program: Worth looking into
Generous donors to CMU have made $10,000 annual stipend available to those wishing to study overseas By JANE GONZALEZ-MEYER COLLEGIAN REPORTER
Have you ever thought about studying abroad, but were uncertain whether it was worth the time and money? According to seniors Kate Kellner and Samantha Linneman, it is. Kellner studied in England and Linneman in Ireland for three weeks during the summer, and they both had nothing but positive things to say about their experience. “I had so much fun and I felt like everyone else did, too,” Linneman stated after explaining how she went to Ireland without knowing anyone at first. She wanted to study abroad because she felt it was a good opportunity to experience a new culture and go overseas.
Kellner said that, “The professors knew so much and they were able to point you in directions that you never thought you’d go.” When they were both asked if they would recommend studying abroad to other students, they were quick to answer yes. Dr. Annette Van, professor of English here on campus as well as the liaison between Central Methodist and the MOSAIC study abroad program, was helpful in guiding Kellner and Linneman
through the process. Van stated, “Study abroad programs often offer internships and classes to help students with professional development and personal growth.” If students have no idea how to start looking for opportunities, she suggested that: 1) they fig-
Dear Scarlet, Lately it has been 95+ degrees outside, completely unbearable. Leaving me looking like I’m from the 50’s with greasy hair, sweat stains, and smelling like my Uncle Jed’s shoes! *not so good* The worst part is I have to go to dinner right after Marching Band, and that’s when everyone is in there, especially this guy that I have definitely taken a notice of lately. I doubt this beautiful man would ever want to date Uncle Jed’s shoe. What do I do? Sincerely, Smelly Band Student Dear Smelly Band Student, You are not the only one winding up smelling like “Uncle Jed’s shoe” and looking like a character from Greece. Just be lucky we don’t look or smell like the boys restroom! As for adjusting to the temperature it’s tricky but nothing is impossible. For the sweat stains either wear black or wear colors that won’t attract sunlight, like white or light shades of yellow. If this doesn’t work, then think about taking another shirt with you to switch into really quickly. For the greasy hair, wear your hair really loose throughout band with a head band. Afterwards, when you are going into the Student Center to eat dinner, then stop in the restroom downstairs and use a dry paper towel and shake it through the hairline of your hair. That should absorb whatever sweat or grease, at least to make it less noticeable under a hairband. Lastly, carry some deodorant and some body spray in your bag that you carry to band, so then everything is freshened up and you smell delightful and don’t have to worry about that bathroom smell. I hope this helps. If you have a question you need answered then email The Collegian staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Always remember, when in doubt, give Scarlet a shout.
Eileen’s Random Rant
By EILEEN STACY Collegian Reporter One night at work, I was taking a man’s drink order, when suddenly I saw a man in the distance whom I recognized. I walked through my section (I’m a waitress), and as I rounded a corner, there he stood. My ex. And there was the same, angry, hateful stare he always has in his back pocket, just in case he sees me. His fiancé, who used to be a good friend, glared at me with a look that mimicked his. All I could think was, “Wow, these two really are made for one another.” Clearly, he had told her things about me that was, I’m sure, very biased. Then I look into my own relationship, and think of my boyfriends’ ex. I can’t say I have ever spoken to her, nor do I really care about their past. Why? Well, there are several reasons. One of the main reasons being that, although I haven’t spoken
to her directly, she knows me all too well… telling mutual friends “facts” about me that are not only untrue, but also, I have to admit... hysterical. (If you’re reading this, I’m not a ‘drug dealer’, as you have decided to tell countless people. But you weren’t totally wrong, I can confess to you, and the world, my addiction to this Colombian… vacuum sealed… finely ground… COFFEE…) Then I look at my other ex. He and I are far from anything you would typically see, as far as exes go. We see each other on a daily basis, and not only is he one of my best friends, he and my boyfriend are good friends too. I even set him up on a few dates with a few different girls. I can’t tell you how many people stopped talking to us because of the situation. Why do we act this way? Well, being happy with someone is a choice. He and I were not the best couple in the world, and we
both made our fair share of mistakes in the relationship. We had both worked so hard for two years to try and make the relationship work, so why wouldn’t we want to walk away with something beautiful instead of leaving it to die? Neither one of us wanted that, so we both chose to not let that happen. And thankfully, my boyfriend understands that. I may be the only girl who can say my boyfriend is buddies with… my ex. (Can this accomplishment at least come with a ribbon or tiara?) All I can tell you, is exes are still human beings. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that these people used to be our entire world. They may have caused that world to crash, but if you haven’t learned to pick up the pieces for yourself yet, you’ll never make it through. When they do come across your mind, send some light and love their way, and then drop it. The past can’t be changed, but people always do. Live and let live, my friends.
ure out how long they want to be studying abroad 2) where they want to go and 3) what kind of programs they want to study. Although the actual experience can be rewarding and memorable, money always seems to be a deciding factor for college students. Central Methodist has provided financial assistance in the past, but now they have been presented with a grant that can help students even more. In their passing, Nathaniel “Jack” and Jennie Goldings gave CMU a generous gift of $10,000 a year
for 10 years to assist students in studying abroad. They were friends of the university and they established the Semester in London fund. This amount plus the 4.5 percent from their endowment means that CMU will have $14,500 this year to financially help students to participate in this program. Dr. Barbara Anderson, associate dean of academics in charge of distributing the scholarship to students, stated, “We are very excited about this new funding, and hope it will enable more CMU students to study abroad.” If you are interested in participating in a study abroad program, contact Anderson or Van for more information. There are many creditable programs to sign up with, and the school is willing to assist students in being able to afford them.
(Sophie) sticated Style FABULOUS FASHION, FOOD AND FITNESS
From coast to coast
Over the past years I’ve spent here at CMU, the culture of the campus has completely changed. When I first arrived for my freshman year of college, I was virtually the only one who was from out of state. Now, everywhere you turn you are meeting someone who is from another state, or you can even be meeting someone who is from another country. Now that we are fortunate enough to have people from all over, it has started new fashion trends on our campus. We have students from the West Coast, the Midwest the East Coast, and even Asian and European countries. With such a melting pot for a campus so many different fashion trends have started to evolve. This being said, the fashion trends are so different depending on where you are in the country and in the world. The West Coast has always given us cool, trendy and eclectic statements. For the ladies, West Coast fashion brings inspiration from floral prints, watercolor patters, embroidered pieces and patchwork statement dresses and sweaters. For the gentlemen, the West Coast brings fashion inspiration in the form of simple, casual yet extremely edgy looks. The perfect pair of denim jeans is always a must for guys, and True Religion, A/X, Guess and Diesel brand jeans offer the perfect distressed, edgy look that can and will take your outfit to the next level. From torn and tattered, to the black edgy distressed look, to corduroy in the form of jeans, switching up your denim is the best way to expand your wardrobe. Along with the perfect pair of denim, the perfect eyewear is just as important. From glasses to sunglasses having that pair that is bold and makes a statement is what will set you apart from the norm and let you stand out in a sexy, masculine way. Also, adding a beanie or snapback to any outfit is the best way to add the final touches to an amazing look. The East Coast on the other hand offers a whole new view to the idea of fashion. Women’s fashion takes fierce to a whole new level. From furs to leather there is no holding back when it comes to wearing a statement outfit. Standing out is what matters and there is no better way than to stand out through your wardrobe. The men of the East Coast are some of the best-dressed men around. These gentlemen take “making it your own” to the next level. From the preppy look to the simple, casual daytime look to the edgy, bad boy nighttime look, these guys can rock it. Mixing leather jackets with a great pair of denim jeans or putting a button up sweater with a pair of slim fit khakis is a great way to bring the East Coast flare to the Midwest. Remember, always create your own style and be innovative with what you have.
Xoxo Sophie Wilensky
“Keep it classy and rock your own style”
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Volleyball teams splits pair at Peru Central Methodist split a pair of volleyball matches Friday in the 1,000 Oaks Invitatonal, hosted by Peru State (Neb.). The Eagles defeated the tournament host in a non-conference match in five games by scores of 21-25, 15-25, 25-19, 25-18 and 16-14. The Green and Black lost to Clarke (Iowa) in three sets by scores of 8-25, 19-25 and 17-25.
After dropping the first two games to Peru State (11-8), the Eagles stormed back to win the final three games. Central Methodist’s Jennifer Long, Melody Hanson and Christine Koepke each recorded double-doubles. Jordan Jackson (16) and Long (12) combined for 28 kills. Andrea Lopez led five Eagles in double-figures dig totals with 21, followed by Long (14), Koepke (13), Hanson
(12) and Haley Willis (10). Koepke had 21 assists, while Hanson dished out 20. Julia Weber had seven kills and a team-high nine block assists. The Eagles totaled seven service aces. Central Methodist (11-5) dropped its final match Friday to Clarke (12-3). Weber led the offensive charge with seven kills. Lopez came up with 13 digs. Koepke dished out 12 assists.
CMU men’s soccer holds off Ottawa 4-3 for fourth win Central Methodist held off a second-half Ottawa rally on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, for a 4-3 victory at Peoples Bank Field. The Eagles are unbeaten in their last four matches. Central Methodist (4-2-1) struck first with a goal by reigning NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week Ricardo Valsien off a pass by Erwin Sanchez Jr. in the sixth minute. The Eagles increased their lead on the Braves to 2-0 in the 14th minute on a goal by Guilherme Frota, who was assisted by Daniel Vieira. Ottawa (2-4) cut into the deficit in the 19th minute. Jacob Martin served up a ball to Zack Hanks who was able to put the ball in the back of the net. The Green and Black countered with a goal in the 22nd minute by Frota off of a pass by Sanchez Jr. Ottawa cut into the deficit on Nathan Merkel’s first career goal in the 52nd minute off a pass by Andres Perez. The Eagles’ Mykhael Bain scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 63rd minute with help from Brendon Boucaud and Cesar Golfetti to make the score 4-2. The Braves’ Kyler Grimes scored in the 67th minute off a pass by Sean Hammond, but Central Methodist goalkeeper Carlos Ribera (4-2-1) stoned Ottawa’s offense down the stretch to preserve the vic
Hairston Hall of Fame class to be honored this Saturday
Julia Weber (18) had a team-high nine block assists in Friday’s comeback win against Peru State.
Central Methodist athletics officials will honor the school’s 31st Hairston Hall of Fame class on Saturday. The Class of 2013 is comprised of four individuals
Eagle runners finish 3rd at Southern Stampede JOPLIN, Mo. - Three of the school’s best performances ever highlighted the Eagles’ thirdplace finishes at Missouri Southern’s First to the Finish Southern Stampede Saturday morning. On the men’s side, sophomore Cris Renteria completed the eight-kilometer course in 25:31.48 and fellow sophomore Emily Neally crossed the line in the women’s 5K at 18:15.31. Both times rank third on CMU’s all-time list. Freshman Megan Greener, competing in her first 5K as an Eagle, recorded a top-10 time in school history as well, finishing 22nd overall in 19:00.01. Renteria finished second overall, Neally third, and both were the top HAAC conference finish-
ers. Neally crossed the line one spot ahead of Baker University’s Lauren Jaqua, the three-time defending HAAC champion. Team-wise, the men were the top HAAC finishers and the women were second behind Baker. Sophomores Brett Davis (26:46.93) and Tyler Meierarend (26:51.55), freshman Brennan Cape (27:17.49), junior Ryan Ferrell (27:33.76), sophomore Austin Jones (27.38.80) and freshman Dakota Shoemaker (27:52.12) joined Renteria as the seven male Eagle scorers. Davis’ time was a personal record. Junior Haley Breusch (19:01.43), senior Adriana Romero (19:32.75), freshman Allyson Ng (19:33.67), senior Elise Sch-
reiber (20:07.73) and freshman Rachel Howieson (21:14.77) combined with Neally and Greener to make up the female Eagle scorers. With the exception of Schreiber, who was battling sickness, all of those times were personal records. “It went good,” head coach Chris Sandefur said. “We’re a lot farther ahead of where we were last year.” The women’s team averaged 19:04.64, nearly the same time they did at the 2012 HAAC championship meet in November. The men performed even better in relation to last year’s conference result, averaging 26:48.25, nearly 40 seconds faster. The Eagle cross country teams will split their squads when they
return to action Oct. 12. The varsity teams will compete at the NAIA Pre-National meet in Lawrence, Kan. and the junior varsity runners will toe the line at CMU’s second home meet, the Gary Stoner Invitational. “They’re excited,” said Sandefur of his teams. “We just have to work really hard to keep moving forward.” He added that some of his runners have been fighting sicknesses and the next two weeks should allow them a chance to recover fully. “Once we get everyone feeling better, we’re going to be right where we need to be to compete with any team around this area.”
and four teams. The eight entities to be inducted cover more than 80 years of Central Methodist’s athletic history. “The 2013 Hairston Hall of Fame Class is one of the most decorated classes in school history,” Central Methodist Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement and Athletic Director Ken Oliver commented. Eight sports are represented in the class, which includes: Matt Clutter (men’s basketball), Evelina Slatinska (women’s cross country/track and field), Fred Smith (baseball), Patrick Stroupe (men’s cross country/track and field), the 2004 volleyball team, the 1928 football team, the 1930 football team and the 1934 football team. The Hall of Fame Day for Saturday includes the induction luncheon that will take place in the Inman Student and Community Center’s Dealy Room at 1:30 p.m. The class will also be recognized at Central Methodist’s football game against Graceland (Iowa). Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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Coon leads Eagles to wild win at Bethel College
Central Methodist offense rushes for 407 yards, commits seven turnovers.
Maurice Coon rushed 16 times for 164 yards and two scores, leading Central Methodist to a 3831 win at Bethel College the evening of Sept. 14 at Joe W. Goering Field. The Eagles rushed 61 times Saturday for 407 yards, secondhighest in school history behind 410 the Eagles accumulated versus Truman State in 1950. The Green and Black also produced 626 yards of total offense, third most in Central Methodist history. In the first meeting all-time between the two schools, Central Methodist (1-1) jumped out to a 16-3 lead at the 9:30 mark of the second quarter. With his team trailing 3-0, Coon capped the Eagles’ first drive (four plays, 57 yards) with a 25-yard touchdown run with 9:39 left in the first quarter.
After a 38-yard punt by Ryan Gifford that was downed on the Bethel (1-1) 1-yard line, Tama Hugo and Damien Stevens combined to tackle the Threshers’ Stephen Scott in the endzone for a safety at the 12:48 point of the second quarter, making the score 9-3 in favor of the Eagles. On the Threshers next possession, Bethel drove to the Eagles’ 35. The drive stalled, and Maxwell Wren’s 52-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Cameron Green. Central Methodist capitalized on its next series with a five-play, 49-yard drive. Raymond Bradley finished it off with a 26-yard touchdown scamper to put the Eagles up by 13 points. Bethel responded with two Brandon Pratt touchdown passes, giving the home team a 17-16 edge at the break. The Eagles marched 65 yards on six plays, all on the ground, in 1:33 to open the third quarter and retake the lead. Coon carried the ball five times on the drive, finishing off with a seven-yard score,
his second of the game. Kaleb Borghardt then found Jamall Williams in the corner of the endzone on the two-point conversion attempt, making the score 24-17. Bethel tied the game 1:11 into the fourth quarter when Pratt found Raul Silva from eight yards for the duo’s second scoring connection of the night. The Eagles again retook the lead on the next drive, which lasted 1:58 and concluded when Borghardt found Stephone Allen streaking down the middle for a 20-yard touchdown pass. After Josh Kaufman forced and recovered an Eagles’ fumble in the endzone to knot the contest at 31all with 11:14 on the clock in the fourth quarter, Borghardt found Williams from one-yard out for the go-ahead score to cap a seven-play, 75 yard touchdown drive. The series was highlighted by a 42-yard catch and run by Paul Stevens. Down by seven, Bethel started its final drive at its own 36 with 3:39 to go. The Threshers drove to the Eagles’ 24-yard line, but on third down, Taylor Combs came
up with a sack of Pratt to force a fourth and six. Pratt’s pass to the endzone fell incomplete, and the Eagles took over on downs. Coon’s 164 yards on the ground included a long of 54. Steven Jackson rushed 14 times for 94 yards. Borghardt carried 10 times for 71 yards, and Bradley added 47 yards on six carries and one touchdown. Borghardt was 20-of-35 through the air for 219 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Allen led the Eagles’ receiving corps with six catches for 62 yards and one score. Kris Denton hauled in four balls for 37 yards. Stevens caught three passes for 57 yards, and Williams had three for 37 yards and one touchdown. Scott finished with 31 carries for 151 yards. Pratt was 14-of-39 passing for 150 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. Ruben Hernandez led Bethel with seven catches for 83 yards and one touchdown. Silva add-
ed two receiving scores on four catches for 38 yards. Luke Mayer and Conner White posted 11 tackles apiece for the Eagles’ defense. Matt Harmon followed up with 10 tackles and a team-high two tackles for loss, as nine players totaled at least one. Collin Teal recorded one interception. Central Methodist was credited with 10 pass breakups. Kauffman totaled 11 tackles, two tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one interception and two breakups. Kipp Credeur had 10 tackles, three tackles for loss, a pick, and a pass defensed. The Threshers posted 11 tackles for loss. Central Methodist ran a school-record 96 plays on offense. Bethel totaled 376 yards of total offense on 94 plays from scrimmage, including 206 rushing yards on 46 attempts. The Eagles won despite committing seven turnovers.
Eagles blanked on road to snap winning streak
Ottawa won its second straight match with a 1-0 victory over Central Methodist on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18, at Peoples Bank Field. The loss ends the Eagles’ three-game win streak. The Lady Braves’ aggressive play in the first half had them outshooting Central Methodist (4-3) 10-5 and having a 4-3 edge in shots on goal. Ottawa (3-4) struck in the 43rd minute on a penalty kick by Morgan Trupp. Ottawa goalkeeper Samantha Gitmed (3-4) made five saves in the match. Eagles’ goalkeeper Meredith Brick (3-3) recorded eight saves in 90 minutes of work. Kelsey Vanzant led the Green and Black with two shots on goal. Lindie Adair, Theresa Sheffer and Lindsey Boyer each
Central Methodist running back Maurice Coon (left) follows a block behind offensive lineman Bo Amos during the Sept. 14 contest at Bethel College in the inaugural HAAC/KCAC Challenge. Despite committing seven turnovers, the Eagles held on for a 38-31 win over Bethel. Coon rushed for 164 yards and two touchdowns, earning HAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
The Collegian September 25, 2013
Lady Eagles soccer team faces pivotal home game
By JAMIE GISBURNE Collegian Reporter The crowd is on their feet as the Lady Eagles move in for a goal, it hits the goal post and bounces out, as the Eagles retrieve the ball the crowd is again back on their feet as number eleven Theresa Sheffer move in for a goal. As the Eagles score their first goal, it sets up the foundation for an unbelievable game. “Every game is important but games on our home turf we really take seriously,” junior Jamie Krediet said. “We don’t lose at
home.” After some tough breaks during the game, the Eagles managed to have an impressive win over Hannibal-LaGrange with a score of 5 to 2. One player that stood out on the field, Nikki Noreen, and she happened to be the only starting freshman. “It’s definitely an honor and great feeling to start as a freshman,” Noreen said. “I really appreciate having the opportunities to start in games.” The Lady Eagle soccer team practices two hours a day every
week day. This practice time has helped them achieve team bonding and improve on techniques that help them move the ball up the field and into the goal. “I put a lot of hard work and dedication into soccer, I always try to do my best out there on the field,” Noreen said. “A lot of my time does consist of soccer but I enjoy it very much.” “We put a lot of time and work into soccer,” Krediet said. “Our bigger focus is making sure when we are training that were giving our all for our 2 hour practices.”
Along with hard work and dedication, the team also eats together during lunch and dinner. This extra time together helps the team to have chemistry on and off the field. “The girls personalities and how we are able to push each other to be our best makes the team great,” Noreen said. The win against HannibalLaGrange was the third win for the Eagles, they have since won two more games and now stand at 5-3. They have high hopes of making this season an unforget-
table one. “I hope we get as far in our conference games as possible and that we are very successful this year,” Noreen said. The team has games each week with an important home game against 19th ranked Benedictine on Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon. The team hopes fans will turn out for this pivotal home game. “I think we’re going to be successful this year,” Krediet said. “I can tell we have a solid group of very talented players.”
Noreen ties record as CMU blasts Tabor Nicki Noreen tied the Central Methodist single-game points record Friday, and the Eagles erupted for four second-half goals in a 6-2 defeat of Tabor (Kan.) on Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day. Noreen tallied two goals and two assists for six points against the Blue Jays, tying the record most recently achieved by Elvia Valdez and Lindsay Owens on Sept. 13 in a 16-1 victory over Stephens (Mo.). However, it was Tabor’s (3-4) Jessica Renzelman that scored the match’s first goal in the seventh minute off an assist from Yolli Aasheim-Conner. Central Methodist’s (5-3) Theresa Shef-
fer knotted the affair in the 36th minute with help from Noreen before Noreen gave the Eagles their first lead, 2-1, in the 39th minute. Renzleman responded with her second goal of the game in the 44th minute, as the match went to halftime deadlocked at two-all. Lindie Adair started the second-half onslaught for the Green and Black with a goal in the 57th minute. The Boonville, Mo., native took Jamie Krediet’s free kick and headed the ball into the back of the net for her fifth goal of 2013. Krediet then scored her first goal for Central Methodist in the 76th minute when she blasted
a shot top shelf from 15 yards out after a touch pass by Noreen. Valdez made the score 5-2 in the 82nd minute with a rocket shot from 20 yards out before Noreen concluded the scoring with her team-leading seventh goal of the season in the 83rd minute. Central Methodist goalkeeper Meredith Brick (4-3) made seven saves in the win. Tabor netminder Amber Mayer (1-2) recorded seven saves but allowed six goals. The Eagles outshot the Blue Jays 18-11, including 12-5 in the final 45 minutes.
at its own 36-yard line after the ensuing kickoff and quickly put themselves in a position to score the go-ahead touchdown. Borghardt scrambled for 36 yards to the Wildcat 28, and then rushed for six more to the 22 before finding Stevens with a 22yard pass and score which turned out to be the game-winner. The Wildcats had one final chance starting at their own 25 after a touchback. Culver-Stockton (0-3, 0-1 HAAC) garnered one first down in the drive, but a two-yard run by Desmond Phillips and three incomplete passes by Widener sealed the Wildcats’ fate. The HAAC opener for both teams will go down as one of the
best in the 82-game history of the series. Both teams combined for 1,042 yards of offense, with CMU accumulating 523 yards and the Wildcats recording 519 total yards. Of the 519 yards by the Wildcats, 349 came on the ground. After a relatively quiet first quarter that ended with the Eagles leading 8-7 courtesy of a Borghardt 29-yard touchdown pass to Jamall Williams, the Wildcats used a strong second quarter to take a 24-15 to the locker room at halftime. In the period, Eric Zamudio kicked a 19-yard field goal and Phillips scored on runs of 11 and 14 yards. Central Methodist’s
Nicki Noreen, right, ties the CMU single-game points record Friday.
CMU tops Culver-Stockton 37-36 in HAAC opening game
CANTON, Mo. - Kaleb Borghardt connected with Paul Stevens for a 22-yard touchdown pass with 2:19 to go in the fourth quarter, leading Central Methodist to a 37-36 victory at CulverStockton (Mo.) in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) opener for both teams. After going 0-3 in 2012 in games decided by a touchdown or less, the Eagles improved to 2-0 in such contests this season. Central Methodist (2-1, 1-1 HAAC) trailed 36-31 after the Wildcats’ Curtis Widener hooked up with Chris Cunningham for a 70-yard touchdown reception with 3:20 to play. However, CMU took over
‘Food fight’ to benefit those in need Central Methodist and Missouri Valley, two Heart of America Athletic Conference foes on the field, are taking their rivalry to the next level to benefit the less fortunate. Both institutions will participate in a “Food Fight,” which started Monday, Sept. 23, and continues up to the annual football clash on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in Marshall. Not only will the players be at war on the field, but the week prior to the game, both schools will collect food to go to their local pantry to help fight hunger in their communities. The Food Fight is an-
other way to not only defeat the Vikings but also help feed thousands of less fortunate people in need. The school that raises the most food will receive a traveling trophy from The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri in recognition of their efforts in being the school that collected the most pounds of food for those that need it most. On October 5, The Food Bank will also collect food at the gate. Drop off locations for Central Methodist will be located on the third floor of the Inman Student and Community Center and within all residence halls.
Raymond Bradley scampered to the house from 24 yards out five minutes into the frame. Central Methodist cut that margin to 24-22 on a 13-yard pass from Borghardt to Williams in the third quarter, but the Wildcats regained their nine-point advantage early in the fourth period when Tyrique Gordon dashed in from 18 yards out. Stevens caught his first touchdown pass of the day from Borghardt with 12:07 left in the game to bring the score to 30-28. Gordon and Phillips both rushed for over 100 yards to lead the Wildcat offense. Gordon had a career-high 163 yards on 14 carries, an average of 11.6 yards per carry; while Phillips netted 132 yards on 21 carries, an average of 6.3 yards per rush. The Wildcats averaged 7.4 yards per rush overall. Widener finished the day with 10 completions on 25 attempts for 170 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown put the Wildcats in front 7-0 when he connected with Nick Hill from five yards out. Cunningham was Widener’s main target with four receptions for 115 yards. The Eagles answered with
Borghardt, who completed 25 passes on 36 attempts for 300 yards and four touchdowns. The Eagles also ran the ball for 223 yards with Maurice Coon leading a balanced attack with 72 yards on seven carries. Stevens posted career-highs for receptions (10), receiving yards (148) and touchdowns (2). Williams hauled in six passes for 70 yards and two scores. Kris Denton added four catches for 52 yards. Central Methodist’s Cole Brower led the defense with 11 total stops and one fumble forced. Damien Stevens and Matt Harmon each had 0.5 tackles for loss. Marquavis Brown came up with 10 tackles for Culver-Stockton. The Eagles host Graceland (Iowa) on Saturday, Sept. 28, for Hall of Fame Day. Kickoff from Davis Field is set for 6 p.m. CT.
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Town & Gown welcome new Disc Golf Course
Above: As part of the Disc Golf debut, participants form a “Ring of Fire” in which they putt for prizes Saturday at the Fayette City Park. Below: Team members practice their disc throws.
CMU students and faculty joined with area resiThe event was co-sponsored by the Howard dents Saturday (Sept. 21) for the grand County Health and Wellness Council, the opening of the Fayette City Park Disc Central Methodist University CommuniGolf Course, located behind Fayette cations department and Fayette Parks and High School. The new 9-hole course uses Recreation. baskets previously located at the former One of those who has been instrumencourse located at D.C. Rogers Lake. tal in bringing Disc Golf to Fayette and Following a welcome and dedication CMU is Dr. Kristen Cherry, assistant proby Fayette city officials, there was a brief fessor of communications, who has been disc golf demonstration for beginners. on the faculty here since 2008 and serves After competition for prizes, attendees as the faculty sponsor for CMU Eagle Ratried out the new course during open dio. play. The first 50 participants received a Cherry’s hobby is Disc Golf and she free disc. There were refreshments and a is a nationally-ranked player in the sport. Kristen Cherry live band performed.
Region’s favorite folk musicians will perform at CMU Perhaps the favorite folk musicians of the Boonslick Region, Cathy Barton and Dave Para will make a day’s visit to Central Methodist University in Fayette on Wednesday, Oct. 2. They will work with students in a morning class, and present an open concert in the evening at 7:30 in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall. The public is encouraged to attend the concert at no cost. Barton and Para, married since 1979, have played folk music together for more than 35 years. For much of that time, they have also been involved in teaching their music and their instruments to young people. Their music comes from the Ozarks, the Civil War, history, religion, and threads of folklore that weave together the history of Mid-America, especially Missouri. Their instruments come from everything—hammered and fretted dulcimers, guitar, banjo, autoharp, mouthbow, spoons, bones, and a leaf. The duo’s concerts are enlightening, fascinating, and fun. Their joy in their music is contagious. Their visits to CMU in the past have left lines of students and adults talking with them afterward and trying out some of the instruments. Barton and Para founded the Big Muddy Music Festival in Boonville and the Boone’s Lick Country Folk Festival in Arrow Rock. In the last two years, Barton and Para have been awarded The 2011 Missouri Humanities Council Governor’s Award, The Lighton Prize for Teaching Artist Excellence 2012, and the Folk Tradition in the Midwest Lifetime Award, also in 2012. Their visit to CMU is sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Committee and the CMU Student Government Association and with financial assistance from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
Cathy Barton and Dave Para play a banjo-mouth harp duet during a visit to Central Methodist University music classes in 2011.