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Vol. 141 • No. 10

January 22, 2014

‘Discerning Eye’ exhibit opens Sunday

Using clear lines and uncluttered canvas, painter Rodney Burlingame creates scenes of people and places that call the viewer to join the moment he has captured. From ballerinas taking the stage to cottages on the beach, from cities and the beautiful people who inhabit them to quaint Amish communities—Burlingame sees them all and tugs us gently into them. CMU’s Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art “The Discerning Eye: Scintillating Paintings from Rodney Burlingame” for its spring exhibition. The show runs from Burlingame’s “The Roaring ‘20s” will be one Jan. 26 to May 3 with an opening recepof the works on display beginning Sunday. tion honoring Burlingame this Sunday

from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. There is no cost and the reception and exhibition are open to all. Burlingame, a Columbia, native, graduated from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State) in Springfield in 1974 with a bachelor of fine arts and a focus in commercial art. “I could get a paying job in art,” he laughs, “or I could have been a starving artist in SoHo.” While still a student, Burlingame was employed part time doing paste-up work

in Springfield. Shortly after graduation, he got a job with a Boston ad firm and spent his entire career in that city. He worked most of the time for one agency where he eventually became art director in charge of advertising accounts that spanned the country. He admits it was hard work; however, it did have some nice perks, including setting up photo shoots in fashionable New York hot spots, assorted mansions, Florida beaches and exotic locations. His efforts won him numerous awards including Hatch, Effie and Design Seven. He returned to Columbia in 2007 and (Continued on Page 2)

CMU community mourns passing of Mark C. Robb

Students returning for spring semester classes were saddened to learn of the death of longtime faculty member Mark C. Robb, assistant athletic director and manager of the Philips Recreation Center. Robb had entered Boone Hospital Center in Columbia shortly before Christmas for what was expected to be routine hip surgery, but died Dec. 24 from complications follow-

ing the operation. He was 60 years of age. Two memorial services with nearcapacity attendance took place in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church, the first Dec. 28 for the local community and another Jan. 14 for CMU students and faculty (see story below). Born in Springfield, Mo., Nov. 28, 1953, Robb was the son of Jess Charles and Patricia Eshelman Robb. He was a 1972 graduate of Mt. Vernon (Mo.) High School and continued his education at Missouri State University in Springfield where he received an undergraduate degree in outdoor

recreation in 1976. He conSurvivors include his tinued his education with wife, Vickie, of the home graduate work at the Uniin Columbia, as well as by versity of Missouri Columhis son, Jess (Elise Bellebia campus. fontaine) Robb, of Herman On June 3, 1978, he and his daughters; Elizabeth married Vickie MaasRobb of Centralia and Lausen who for many years ren Robb of Columbia. His was a faculty member mother, Patricia Robb, of at Glasgow, New FrankMt. Vernon also survives as lin and Columbia pubdo two brothers, Matthew lic schools. He was a Robb of Republic and Marmember of the National shall Robb of Columbia. Intramural Recreational Also surviving are numerous Sports Association. nieces, nephews, and cousAway from work, ins along with many friends. Robb was well known as He was preceded in a collector of antique toys. death by his father and one Mark Robb He enjoyed jazz music and brother, Marty Robb. reading as well as watching snow skiing. The family suggests memorials be sent He coached his daughters in soccer, another to the CMU Athletic Department, 411 sport he loved to watch. Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Mo.

‘The world needs more Mark Robbs’ By JANE GONZALEZ-MEYER Collegian Reporter “The world needs more Mark Robbs,” said CMU student Neil Hansen as he gave his talk in memory of Robb during chapel services on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The commemorative event in Linn Memorial Church was packed with students, faculty, and staff on hand to pay their respects to the late assistant athletic director. After the opening hymn, several of those present came to the chancel to relate stories about

Robb and the effect he had on their lives. His daughter, recent CMU graduate Lauren Robb, shared a memory of her father concerning how much he loved being a part of the Central Methodist community. Others, including Ken Oliver, vice-president of institutional growth and student involvement, spoke of Robb’s kindness and dedication to his students. Those at speaking agreed that Mark Robb could never be replaced in their hearts and joined in encouraging all to follow his

example of positivity and compassion toward others. Robb worked at CMU for 37 years and the effect he had on those around him was obvious when there was a full house 10 minutes before the service began. Chapel concluded with a prayer and the combined choir, consisting of the Chorale and Conservatory Singers, singing “Beautiful Savior.” Mark Robb will live on in the memories of those he knew and his influence at Central won’t be forgotten.

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The Collegian •

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. Contact the editor or advisors. The Collegian welcomes your comments and letters to the editor.

CAN YOU IMAGINE SUCH A SCENE of decorum and propriety on the Central campus today? This was an afternoon tea party around 75 years ago, probably in one of the parlors of Howard-Payne Hall — then the school’s only residence hall for women. JHS

New Ashby-Hodge exhibit

currently works out of a small studio at his home. Although he has occasionally worked with other media, his medium of choice is acrylic. Burlingame describes his style as clean and mostly uncluttered. “One might even compare it to illustrations,” he says. He averages one painting a week. When he begins a piece, Burlingame admits, he focuses on it until it is finished. Only then will he pursue another piece. Most of his paintings are peopleoriented, from the richly colored “Cinco de Mayo” to the innocent children in “Amish Kids” and the girl at a piano in “Learning to Play.” He has the ability to evoke a range of emotions in the viewer, from un-

bridled joy in “The Roaring 20s” to the rain-drenched and dirge-like sorrow of “Amish Funeral” to the sense of determined optimism in “Follow Your Dreams.” He works from pieces of imagery, such as photographs, using them for inspiration and basic elements that he then combines and refines until they are uniquely his. Each piece is adhered to permanent backing and framed with wood. He refuses to sell his original paintings. “If you sell your originals,” he explains, “then what you have left to display are your left-overs, the ones no one bought. That isn’t the display I want.” For people who want to own a Burlingame print, however, arrange-

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ments can be made with the artist. Burlingame recently showed a small portion of his paintings at the Boone County National Bank in Columbia. Last summer he won First Place in Professional Painting and Best of Show awards in the Fayette Festival of the Arts for “Bus Stop,” his depiction of children getting off a school bus in the rain. There are 38 pieces in the upcoming Ashby-Hodge show. All the artwork in the show was painted in 2013, with the exception of one 2014 piece called “Pillow Talk.” Also included in the spring exhibition in other Ashby-Hodge galleries will be works by Aaron Bohrod, George Caleb Bingham, and recent acquisitions for the

CMU prospects event to focus on specific interest areas Area high school seniors can choose from a cornucopia of interest areas to explore during the last week of January on campus. The Admissions Office will showcase, on different days, the program areas of humanities, fine arts, education and sports management, and science and math. Each day is open to high school seniors and will begin at the Inman Student and Community Center where students will meet with faculty, as well as learn about the admission process and financial aid. There is no cost and each event includes free lunch for students and their families and a campus tour.

Registration is requested at Choose the specific event from the drop-down menu and fill in the form. Or call CMU’s Office of Admissions at 660-248-6251 or email SCHEDULED DATES: Tuesday, Jan. 28— Humanities Recruiting Day, beginning at 11:45 a.m.;Wednesday, Jan. 29—Fine Arts Day, beginning at 11:15 a.m.; Thursday, Jan. 30—Education and Sports Management Recruiting Day, beginning at 9:45 a.m.; Friday, Jan. 31—Science and Math Recruiting Day, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

permanent collection. The gallery on the first floor of Classic Hall is open Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is handicapped accessible. Questions? Contact curator Denise Gebhardt, 248-6304, or

STAFF MEMBERS: • Kaitlyn Klapperich – Editor • Lori Ann Addington • Jahmal Davis • Thomas Gilson • Jamie Gisburne • Jane Gonzalez-Meyer • Brandon Justin • Alexandria Martin • Sabrina Severson • Sophie Wilensky • Jim Steele, Editorial Advisor • Collin Brink, Faculty Advisor

NOTE: The Collegian is dated every other Wednesday. Material intended for publication must be submitted on or before noon Friday before the Wednesday of publication (preferably earlier).

Second Semester publication dates are: Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19. March 5, March 26, April 9, April 23, and May 2.

This Collegian and all past issues for the 2011-2012, 2012-13, and 2013-14 school years may be found on the CMU web-site. THE COLLEGIAN 411 CMU Square Fayette, Mo. 65248

• The Collegian

Dianna Shallenburger, retired CMU faculty member, dead at 70

Emeritus Prof. Dianna D. Shalton, Lake of the Ozarks, Neosho, lenburger, a Central faculty memPark Hills, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia ber for 28 years and a resident of and Union. rural Boonville, died Jan. 12 from Shallenburger was recipibrain cancer. She was 70. ent of the Missouri Governor’s She had retired from the CMU Award for Excellence in Teaching faculty in 2011 as associate profesin 1995, in addition to serving as sor emerita of accounting. Shalpresident of the Missouri Assolenburger joined the CMU faculty ciation of Accounting educators in in 1983 after teaching in Boon1995. She was a nominee for the ville, Blackwater, and the UniverOutstanding Educator Award from sity of Missouri-Columbia laborathe Missouri Society of Certified tory school. Her teaching career Public Accountants in 1993, 1994 spanned 40 years. and 1997. During her tenure at CMU, She is survived by her husShallenburger served as division band, Jack, and two sons, Joe Dianna Shallenburger chair of the Division of AccountHenry and Jason. ing, Business and Economics for The family suggests donations five years. may be made in her memory to the Central Methodist She served on several key committees and task University Dianna D. Shallenburger Excellence in Acforces, and helped the university establish its ex- counting Award to be given each year to an outstandtended studies accounting program. Today, CMU ing accounting student. Donations may be made to the offers the bachelor’s degree in accounting at Clin- CMU Advancement/Alumni Relation office.

Career Expo coming in February

Central Methodist University’s annual Career EXPO is coming up Thursday, Feb. 13, on the fourth floor of the Inman Student and Community Center. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Inclement weather date: Feb. 20). This event offers students and prospective employers a time and location to meet face-to-face. Employers taking part will have an opportunity to identify leaders and well-rounded students who are seeking full-time employment, summer jobs, internships and graduate/professional school information. In addition to students from this institution, the CMU Career EXPO also invites candidates from other area colleges such as Stephens College, Co-

lumbia College, Lincoln University, William Woods University, and Westminster College. There is no cost for students; however, a registration fee of $50 is charged to all businesses and organizations which includes a continental breakfast, a boxed lunch, and parking for two exhibitors. Additional attendees are welcome for a nominal fee. The Student Development office can also arrange on-campus interviews before or after the EXPO. Questions regarding this event may be directed to Nicolette A. Yevich in CMU’s James C. Denneny Jr. Career Development Center at 660-248-6986 or


Women and Men

Over the course of history men and women have been subjected to many gender-biased roles. Although some might not think this is fair, this is how the cycle of life has prevailed. In recent decades women have been labeled as the caretaker of the home such as; the dishwasher, the cleaner, the cook, the baker and the main spouse that raises the children — while men have been the breadwinners of the household and the ones who really get to have an opinion regarding work, politics, religion etc. But as a young woman in today’s society I find something very wrong with these standards

of living. What is so wrong with a woman being just as equal as man? And just like men being able to do some things better than a woman, a woman can do some things better than a man. It has taken leaps and bounds for women to be recognized in the work force and society as equal counterparts to men. And to be honest, I think we have proven ourselves to be just as capable as men. As a young, educated and motivated women, I find nothing wrong with a woman being president of a Fortune 500 company, becoming president of the United States or even run-

ning her own business. And even if a woman chooses to be a stay at home wife or mom, her roles in the household have changed. The woman no longer has to take care of all of the household duties, because asking a man for help has become socially acceptable. I’m sure many of you are thinking I am a major feminist because of my viewpoints in this article, but the truth is I am not. I am just a young woman who believes that with my education, intelligence and characteristics, I along with many other women, have the ability to impact, empower and enhance the world just as good, if not better than a man could. And the question we all have to ask ourselves is why can’t that be possible? The answer is simple: It can be.

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By KYRON DAVIS Collegian staff writer Who?

MARYANN RUSTEMEYER What is her job? Rustemeyer is an assistant professor of English and mathematics She is also the director of the Center for Learning and Teaching which helps develop academic resources. How long has she been at CMU? Professor Rustemeyer is going on her 25th year. What keeps her around CMU? She loves that CMU is one big family, adding that everyone knows when you are sick or injured and the teachers actually follow up on students. What drives her to come to work? She loves coming to work every single day, she replied, and values CMU’s approach to education. Other things people may not know about her? Rustemeyer noted that she had a long line of family members who attended CMU.

Ready to quit smoking? CMU will offer a Smoking Cessation Class to all students, faculty and staff for free (it usually costs $30). The class will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6 o’clock in Stedman Room 202. The class consists of one session a week for eight weeks. Sessions will last about 60 to 90 minutes. On the designated “quit-

ting day” nicotine replacement products will be provided to those who wish to use them. The maximum number of persons per class is eight; a sign-up sheet is located in the Office of Student Development. The first class will be on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Questions? Contact Terry Flanagan in the Student Health office.


• That over 60,000 student athletes participate at colleges and universities in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics...the NAIA. •The NAIA offers 23 championship events for men and women. •NAIA member colleges and universities give over $500 million in athletic scholarships. •NAIA championships are broadcast on ESPN3. •The NAIA was the first athletic association to invite traditionally black institutions into membership. •The NAIA was the first athletic association to hold men’s and women’s championships. •The NAIA strongly emphasizes “character driven competition” where winning is the goal, but integrity and character are crucial in achieving it.

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Remembering The Past


Lucas Endicott opens up about going to Haiti after his friend’s death By JAMIE GISBURNE

COLLEGIAN REPORTER “We are sent, not called to do something, but sent. We will know when we get there what we are called to do,” reverend Clint Rabb said. 

Photos from the campus ministry trip to Haiti

  Over the break, a group of nursing students along with Lucas Endicott from campus ministry went to Haiti for a mission trip. For most of the students, the trip was an exciting chance to escape some of the cold Missouri weather, but for Lucas, it was the first time to go to Haiti after his dear friend and life long missionary Clint Rabb was killed in 2010 after being stuck under a hotel for three days after the Haiti earthquake.     “He committed his life to going out and doing mission work for others,” Endicott said.

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  Clint Rabb (right) was a United Methodist pastor from Texas who devoted his life to doing ministry around the world. In 2010 he went to Haiti to work on long term education problems when the earthquake happened and he was stuck under his hotel with four other people for three days. After the three days, a French team came and evacuated them and everybody thought everything was fine until he died in the hospital the next day.     “Haiti was always a place filled with trauma and I haven’t laid a foot on the ground since his death and I always wondered what it would look and feel like to go back.”     Endicott decided to take that chance and take a group of nursing students with him to provide medical assistance to children living in the area.     “Haiti was exactly what you hear about; there is poverty, trash and children running around,” Endicott said. “But in another way, it was also quite beautiful.    Whenever the group went to Haiti, they partnered with a group called Respire

Haiti, an organization trying to make a difference in Haiti by opening up a school, community center, medical center and a freedom house for abused women in the area. The Respire program has been in Haiti for four years and has stayed in the same area to see how much of a impact that they can make in one area.     The nursing students proceed to screenall of the kids in the area to check their vitals and learn about their family history to see what kind of medical issues could arise in the future.     “People sometimes would knock on our door at night because they needed medical attention,” Endicott said. “One girl we saw had scoliosis so bad that there was a 45 degree turn in her back.”     Along with medical work, the group also taught English classes and painted a house. The group tried to do anything that they could do to help the people.     “When I flew back out of Haiti there was a guy who sat beside me who worked for the US Embassy and he was talking to the lady next to him who was there on medical mission and as he was leaving he was saying ‘if there is any hope for Haiti.’” Endicott said.  “As he said that I was thinking about all of these people are dedicating time, resources and talents to help sisters and brothers in other parts of the world as we do here, and I was thinking of course there is hope for Haiti. There is hope for everyone.”    As the group went to do good in Haiti, it was an inspiring moment for them to see all of the lives that they touched.    “Clint died doing something that was a long term engagement. The Methodist were in Haiti before the earthquake, they were there after it, and their still there doing good and helping others,” Endicott said.  

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Central rallies from 16 down, defeats MNU Central Methodist rallied from a 16-point deficit in the final 12:24, including the game-winning layup from Kaylim Noel with 5.6 seconds left, to defeat MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 74-73 in Puckett Fieldhouse in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Saturday. Down 62-46, Central Methodist (9-9, 2-4) closed the game on a 28-11 spurt to earn its second-straight conference win. Mitchell Farr and Melvin Tillman each scored 17 in the victory. Tillman also dished out nine assists. John Palmer added 14 points. Noel and Eric McDaniel each tallied 11 points. Noel also had seven rebounds, and McDaniel had six.

CMU’s Melvin Tillman (center) celebrates with his team following Saturday’s win.

Grand View, William Penn approved to join HAAC in 2015-16 athletic season By ERIC MONTGOMERY


The Heart of America Athletic Conference Council of Presidents is pleased to announce that it has approved the applications of Grand View University of Des Moines, Iowa, and William Penn University of Oskaloosa, Iowa, for membership into the conference. Currently members of the Midwest Collegiate Conference and Mid-States Football Midwest Conference, Grand View and William Penn will immediately join the conference to participate in administrative matters and strategic planning. Each institution will begin on-field competition in the conference during the 2015-16 academic year. The HAAC will undergo an expansion from its current membership of 10 institutions to 12, marking the greatest number of schools to be a part of the conference during any point of its 43-year history. Peru State College was the most recent institution to join the con-

ference, starting competition during the 2011-12 academic season. Baker University, Graceland University and Missouri Valley College have been members since the inception of the HAAC in 1971. “I was instructed over the last four to five years to expand the conference and its geographic footprint,” said commissioner Larry Lady, who is serving in his 21st and final year in the role. “The addition of Grand View University and William Penn University are a great geographic addition and are both excellent institutions to join the HAAC, which we believe is one of the finest conferences in the NAIA. Grand View and William Penn will raise the number of institutions who have held membership in the conference at any point during its history to 17. Both institutions will field teams that will compete in conference play in the following sports: men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and

women’s indoor track and field, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, and men’s and women’s golf. “Grand View University is extremely excited about the opportunity to join the Heart of America Athletic Conference,” said Grand View Director of Athletics Troy Plummer. “As Grand View athletics has grown over the years and has added sports, we felt that it was necessary to look for a conference where all of our sports would have the opportunity to operate under the same umbrella. We feel the Heart of America Athletic Conference will allow us to enjoy the same quality competition and collegiality in which we have become accustomed to in the Midwest Collegiate Conference.” “We are excited to be accepted into the Heart of America Athletic Conference,” said Greg Hafner, Athletics Director at William Penn. “This will provide us with stability and good competition for many years to come.”

David Clark led MidAmerica Nazarene (11-8, 3-4) with 17 points. Brandon Newton added 15. Luke Thomas recorded a doubledouble with 12 points and 14 rebounds. After allowing the Pioneers to shoot 62.1 percent (18-of-29) in the first half, the Eagles’ defense clamped down and held the visitors to 29.7 percent (8-of-27) in the final 20 minutes. Meanwhile, Central Methodist’s offense caught fire after halftime, shooting 62.5 percent (15-of-24) from the floor. The Eagles shot 50 percent (28-of-56) overall and limited the Pioneers to 20 percent (3-of-15) from beyond the arc.

The Eagles completed the comeback by dominating points in the paint in the second half by a 22-10 margin. A Farr trey at the 9:25 mark cut the deficit to six points, 62-56. A Tillman trey tied the contest at 68 with 4:30 on the clock. The Eagles trailed by one following two Clark free throws at the 1:09 mark before Tillman found Noel in the lane for the go-ahead bucket. A Nick Syrie jumper fell short at the buzzer, preserving the win for the Green and Black. Central Methodist travels to Graceland (Iowa) on Thursday, Jan. 23. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.


Briana Kirkland By ALEXANDRIA MARTIN Collegian staff writer Have your parents ever told you that too much television can rot your mind? Get outside because TV is the Devil? Although I’m sure she did not find herself enveloped in television; Briana Kirkland, the Senior Student Spotlight of this issue, says that if anything is to blame for her great interest in criminal justice, then it must be Scooby-Doo. Zoiks! Briana, or Bri for short, is 22 years old and a double major in psychology and criminal justice. A senior at Central Methodist University, Bri initially came to CMU to satisfy her high interest in (and dedication) to softball, which she has enjoyed playing for a long time. Although she came her for softball, Bri realized the importance of earning good grades for her future. Upon graduating from CMU, she plans to attend

graduate school to get a master’s degree or possibly a doctorate in forensic psychology. Bri wants to work for the FBI in the Behavioral Analysis Unit, but would also enjoy counter terrorism if she can attain a position at the bureau. When asked who or what may have inspired her to go into criminal justice Bri responded, “I don’t think anyone has really given me a reason to choose this field, it kind of found me. I like doing puzzles and figuring out why things are the way they are and solving crime is a way to do just that and make a living at the same time. But if I had to blame anything it would be Scooby-Doo from when I was a kid.” Leaving a small liberal arts college and going into the big world to kick butt and take names, Bri Kirkland is the Senior Student Spotlight for this issue. Goodluck in your future endeavours.

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Two Eagle football players slated for post-season Two student-athletes from Central Methodist are making appearances in postseason showcases. This includes All-Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) and All-American offensive lineman Bo Amos, who will take part in three future combines starting with the Beyond Sports Network (BSN) Collegiate Showcase presented by the National Scouting Combine Feb. 2627 in Northern Virginia. Amos, a 2013 first team AllHAAC member and three-time All-HAAC recipient, was named to the BSN All-America third team last season. The Lee’s Summit, Mo., native will take part in the NFL Regional Combine on March 29 in Indianapolis, Ind. “The regional combines are gaining in popularity with NFL teams,” NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. “Every team receives a copy of the testing numbers, but more and more teams are beginning to send their own scouts to these workouts.”

The combines are getting deeper every year in terms of viable talent, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said, and Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome counts them among valuable scouting opportunities. “As a general manager, I am always looking for opportunities to get information on as many college players as I can,” Newsome said. “The NFL Regional Combines are another resource I can use.” Amos is also scheduled to participate in a CFL combine, but a date has not been finalized. Amos has already played in two postseason all-star games in December 2013. He participated in the 36th annual All-American Bowl, played Dec. 14 in Mexico City, Mexico, and the D2 vs NAIA Challenge on Dec. 21 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. A junior starter from the 2013 squad, wide receiver Martin Bayless Jr. played for Team National in the 3rd annual NFLPA Collegiate

CMU’s Bo Amos is taking part in multiple postseason all-star games and combines. Bowl on Saturday in Carson, Calif. The game was aired on ESPN2. Bayless Jr., from San Diego, Calif., averaged 10.7 yards per catch in 2013 for the Eagles.

Postseason all-star contests serve as excellent opportunities for draft eligible players to showcase their skills in front of scouts representing all 32 National Foot-

ball League teams and squads from other professional leagues, with performances in pre-event practices frequently proving as important as the actual game.

Lady Eagles suffer close loss to Mid America Nazarene A Rachel Boan steal and two Navia Palu free throws in the final six seconds allowed No. 5 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) to escape Puckett Fieldhouse with a

61-59 win over Central Methodist in Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) action. Central Methodist (12-4, 3-3) saw its four-game win streak

snapped despite a career-high 20 points from Kyra Williams and a defensive effort that limited MidAmerica Nazarene (15-1, 7-0) to 1-of-13 from three-point

CMU’s Kyra Williams goes for a layup in the second half Saturday.

range. The Eagles allowed more than 60 points for the first time in their last five games. Kelsey Balcom led all Pioneers’ scorers with 16. Palu and Boan scored 12 and 11, respectively. Balcom and Daria Sprew each had nine rebounds. However, Sprew, who entered Saturday leading the NAIA in field goal percentage, was held to only five points on 1-of-9 shooting. Megan Balcom, ranked 25th in three point field goals, was 0-of-9 from distance and 3-of-14 overall for only six points. Williams was 8-of-17 shooting and 4-of-4 from the line to go along with three assists. Reigning HAAC Player of the Week Morgan Vetter chipped in 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting and 2-of-3 from behind the arc. Jesse Ellis had 10 points and seven rebounds. Taylor Cornelison had four points and eight rebounds. The Eagles shot 42.1 percent (24-of-57) from the field and lim-

ited the Pioneers to 36.5 percent (23-of-63). The 23 made field goals are the second lowest for a game this season. The Pioneers, who ranked first in assists per game, were held to only nine, 11 below the season average, while the Eagles compiled 14 assists. However, the Pioneers won the rebounding battle, 43-33. In a game that featured five ties and 15 lead changes, the Pioneers never trailed following a Boan jumper with 1:53 to play. Williams tied the contest with two free throws with 17 seconds left, but an Eagles’ foul sent Palu to the line, where she made both attempts to give the visitors a 59-57 edge. Williams came back down the floor on the next possession, but Boan forced a jump ball under the basket, and the possession arrow belonged to MidAmerica Nazarene. Central Methodist travels to Graceland (Iowa) on Thursday, Jan. 23. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. CT.

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Rehearsals under way for ‘Marriage of Figaro’ CMU’s Little Theatre in concert with the Swinney Conservatory of Music will present the well-known comedic operata “The Marriage of Figaro” Feb. 20-23 in the Little Theatre on the CMU campus. Admission will be $2 for students and $7 for adults. Additional details about the production will be included in the Feb. 5 issue of The Collegian. Cast members are as follows: (Note: Both sets of lead characters will perform on differing days.) Figaro –Levi Gerke, Dane Johnson Susanna –Anna Kay, Brittany Losh, Countess—Lacey Eaton (adjunct professor), Britney Kelcher Count—Darrell J. Jordan (adjunct professor), Dan Jones Cherubino—Rebecca Shroyer Basilio –Tom Arnold (adjunct professor) Don Curzio—Zack Fincher Bartolo –Joe Jefferies Marcellina—Aubrey Taylor Barbarina—Angela Biondo Antonio – Luke McKinney A Young Woman–Susan Bishop CHORUS Shawna Crisler, Krystyn

REHEARSAL SCENES FROM “THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO.” Above: Anna Kay as Susanna and Levi Gerke as Figaro. At right, Rebecca Shroyer as Cherubino with Figaro and Susanna. Selmeyer (Glasgow High School), Susan Bishop, Britney Kelcher, Brittany Losh, Levi Gerke, Dane Johnson, DaSean Stokes, Kyle Forehand, Sam Gaddy, Luke McKinney, Zack Fincher, Tanneal Hoover (New Franklin High School), Angela Biondo STAGING AND MUSIC DIRECTION

– Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan Orchestral reduction—Dr. Ron Shroyer Instrumentalists flutes –Dr. Dori Waggoner, Mary Rose Lehman; clarinets—Dr. Ron Shroyer, Jo Ellen Shroyer; violins—Graham Woodland (guest performer), Katherine Jones (guest per-

former); trumpets—Dr. John Perkins, Rachel Richard; piano—Kelley Head; harpsichord– Dr. Melissa Loehnig CREW Costumer – Terri Rohlfing

Lighting and Set Design – Greg Owen Stage Manager – Taylor Rouse Scenic Art –Greg Owen and and Rebecca Shroyer.

only CMU off-campus site to offer a music degree. Approval by NASM specifies it as a transfer program between Three Rivers and CMU, a partnership that was established in 2008. Karen Lovette is CMU’s Poplar Bluff site coordinator. “I am proud our site is making history by being the first branch to bring the music program to students,” Lovette said. “Off campus programs such as ours, open opportunities that would not be pos-

sible to both traditional-aged and adult students alike. “Additionally, without the help of Cindy and Buddy White, we would not be able to offer these programs,” Lovette added. “They have been instrumental in this exceptional opportunity for our talented music education students.” Acreditation for the CMUPoplar Bluff program covers the bachelor of music education degree, in both the instrumental and the vocal/choral disciplines.

Poplar Bluff music degree accredited; first for CMU Accreditation of Central Methodist University’s music degree program in Poplar Bluff by the National Association of Schools of Music is music to the ears of CMU officials. Though music programs on CMU’s main campus in Fayette have been NASM accredited since 1950, this marks the first time CMU sought and received such stature for a program beyond Fayette. “The NASM Commission commended CMU for our ef-

forts in helping meet the needs of Southeastern Missouri with this program,” said Dr. Dori Waggoner, chair of CMU’s fine arts division and dean of its Swinney Conservatory of Music. “We are very grateful for the leadership of Dr. Ron Shroyer and Karen Lovette of CMU in coordinating this project. Buddy White and Cindy White are also to be commended for their teaching at Three Rivers College, without them, this program would not

be possible,” she added. The national accrediting agency for music and music-related disciplines, the NASM has nearly 650 member schools of music across the country. NASM was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Virginia. While CMU has 14 branch sites across Missouri and offers coursework in many other locations, its Poplar Bluff operation – housed on the Three Rivers College campus – is currently the

Students from Southern climes experience first Missouri winter By LORI ADDINGTON Collegian Reporter For some CMU students, this is their first experience with a Missouri winter. As most people know, the weather here is a bit unpredictable. Freshman Kiven Steitz says, “I’m from Dallas Texas, where yeah it gets cold and snows but never has it been negative degrees! But it’s nice too because I’ve nev-

er seen so much snow like I did here and it was pretty cool, but I can’t say running for track in this weather has been fun ‘cause it was quite a change to get used to.” On the other hand, fellow Freshman Jamie Gisburne from Arlington, Texas, has a different thought on the matter, “I think its crazy how with Missouri weather one second it’s normal and then the next moment it turns

freezing cold and starts snowing out of nowhere. I also think it’s crazy that when it’s snowing or cold outside that I see tons of students walking around in shorts or t-shirts. It’s been crazy trying to adapt to the cold weather. Where I’m from it never gets in the teens or single digits so it’s crazy to see so much cold weather.” Missourians know the weather is temperamental, but students from out of state have to be aware of the quick changes in the weather may occur.

The Collegian: Vol. 142 No. 10  
The Collegian: Vol. 142 No. 10  

The student newspaper of Central Methodist University.