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Central Methodist University • Fayette, Mo.

Vol. 141 • No. 7

‘Synergy’unveiled! CMU’s recent Homecoming was more than the normal parade, lunch and football game. It also marked the unveiling of the first sculpture outside of the AshbyHodge Gallery of American Art in Classic Hall. The bronze piece named “Synergy” was given by the Ashby-Hodge board in gratitude for the longevity and depth of support of the gallery by its founders — the Tom Ashby family; the Anna Mae Hodge family; and by former curators Thomas Yancey and Joe Geist. The sculpture is the work of Columbia artist Larry Young, whose art is internationally acclaimed. He has placed more than 50 monumental outdoor sculptures during a 25-year career, usually created in bronze, steel or marble. He learned his craft as a molder in the U.S. Navy, after which he pursued art at Columbia College, followed by a two-year fellowship to study sculpture in Italy. He is especially known for his innovative use of negative space. Young likes to focus on the or-

igin of mankind, man’s relationship with other life, and his destination. His sculptures tend to be very fluid, changing depending on the view the observer chooses. In his notes about “Synergy,” Young invited people to “move slowly around it, watching as the dynamic forms open and close to create visual energy. Creating movement in an inanimate, threedimensional object is one of my primary objectives.” “Symbolically,” he writes, “the rising serpentine volumes portray two mutually supporting strands or organisms that rise up to achieve a visual effect not possible alone. . . For me it is an excellent fit with the nature of a great liberal arts education—the pieces come together to create a result that is not possible alone.” In opening remarks, CMU President Roger Drake noted that the location of the sculpture at the south edge of the campus reflects the joining of town and university in a symbiotic relationship, leading the two entities to be more together than either can be apart.

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CMU crowns Branson & King Todd King was crowned king and Amanda Branson was named queen of the Central Methodist University 2013 Homecoming on Oct. 26. King is a communication studies major from Springfield, while Branson is an environmental science major from Koeltztown. Not pictured are juniors Taylor West and Amber Sartain, who reigned as Homecoming Prince and Princess, with coronation activities taking place during halftime of the Homecoming football game at CMU. Kyle Rose and Taylor Zey were chosen by their classmates as sophomore class representatives, while Sean Wallace and Melody Hanson were this year’s freshman class representatives. All were selected by the votes of CMU students. More photos of Homecoming events are on Pages 4 and 5. Synergy artist Larry Young (in red jacket) and Dr. Joe Geist (with umbrella) look on at left as the CMU plant operations crew assist in placing the sculpture in a spate of rain and sleet. At far left, Anna Mae Hodge, the only remaining founder of the gallery, and former curator Tom Yancey, unveil the artwork at Homecoming. At center is a close-up of Synergy framed by an autumn tree against the white brick of Givens Hall.

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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.

CLYDE LEAR, a 1966 Central graduate, broadcasts circa 1963 from the studio of the original campus radio station, KMOE, located in the old Eyrie which was razed about 10 years ago to make way for the present Inman Student and Community Center. Lear was station manager his junior and senior years and later earned a master’s degree from the MU School of Journalism. After working in news and announcing at KLIK Radio in his native Jefferson City, Lear went on to co-found Missourinet in 1973 in concert with the late Derry Brownfield, a noted farm broadcaster. Originally a statewide farm and news network, the operation eventually evolved into the present media conglomerate known as Learfield Communications based in Jefferson City with more than 500 employees nationwide. The company administers the broadcasting rights and media outreach for a number of sports departments in major universities across the country, including the University of Missouri. Lear is now retired and active in various educational, church and civic organizations, statewide and nationally. For a number of years in the 1980s and 1990s, Lear chaired what was then known as the Central Methodist Board of Curators (now Trustees). He received a Distinguished Alumni Award here in 1981 and spoke several years ago at CMU’s annual Gaddis Lecture. This week, he and his wife, Susie Weaver Lear (also a 1966 graduate), were on campus to visit with CMU President Roger Drake, in addition to several students who are part of the organization known as The Navigators. They also visited with old friends in Fayette. Much of the past and present equipment used by the present Eagle Radio was donated by Lear’s company. The original KMOE had been founded by the Student Government in 1960 and thrived for about 15 years until student interest gradually waned. It originally broadcast on AM 770 k.c. and later at 550 k.c. KMOE stood for “Keynote Music of the Eagles.” Eventually the call letters were changed to KCMC (Central Methodist College). The station was off the air and on the air in several different incarnations over the years, including attempts at television using the now-defunct Fayette cable system. More recently Central’s radio efforts have been part of the communications department broadcasting on the Internet as Eagle Radio. Jim Steele

Be kind!

Eagle Radio (new logo at right) is sponsoring “Random Act of Kindness Week” from Nov. 10 through Nov. 15. Activities include a live broadcast from 11 a.m. to 1:p.m. from inside the Inman Student and Community Center on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Prizes will be given, with the winners to be announced on Friday, Nov. 15, during the 1 o’clock show. Check out the Central Methodist Eagle Radio Facebook page and the RAKweek event for more information.

SAIs trick-or-treat for canned goods Goblins and ghosts were not be the only ones begging for goodies on Halloween night this year. Among all the small hands reaching out for candy were some full-sized people with big hands and bigger hearts. These students asked not for candy, but for food for people in need. The ladies of Central Methodist University’s Theta Omicron

chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, national music fraternity for women, took part in trick-or-treating for canned goods around various Fayette neighborhoods from 6 to 8 o’clock Halloween night. All of the food collected on Oct. 31 went to the Howard County Food Bank. The ladies noted gratitude for all the donations, as did, many Howard County citizens.

STAFF MEMBERS: • Kaitlyn Klapperich – Editor • Andie Borchardt • Meredith Brick • Thomas Gilson • Jamie Gisburne • Jane Gonzalez-Meyer • Alexandria Martin • Dan Mullan • Kelly Petersen • Sabrina Severson • Eileen Stacy • Tarin Stuenkel • Mitchell Swan • Sophie Wilensky • Jim Steele, Editorial Advisor • Collin Brink, Faculty Advisor NOTE: The Collegian is dated every other Wednesday. This is done to permit better distribution and more efficient coverage of weekend activities. Material intended for publication must be submitted on or before noon Thursday before the Wednesday of publication (preferably earlier). Future first semester publication dates are the following Wednesdays: • Nov. 20 • Dec. 6 (a Friday). 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

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Spreading good vibes across campus

By ANDREA BORCHARDT Collegian staff writer The last week had been a difficult one for me. Imagine my surprise when I received a notification on Facebook saying that I had been tagged in a post written by “CMU Compliments” in which I was left a message that made my whole day better. My curiosity piqued, I went to the page and was more than happy to discover all the positive posts on their wall. There were multiple compliments aimed toward different students, all anonymously written. I wanted to let the person who started this page to know it was much appreciated and I thought what they were doing was awesome, so I went ahead and messaged

the mysterious person. Once I got in touch, I decided to ask where they got this idea. CMU Compliments told me they “received the idea when they saw one of their friends tagged in a post written by MU Compliments, so I figured CMU would like it too and I am very pleased that it’s garnering such a positive response.” CMU Compliments strives to spread the love around the small campus, but it needs the student body to

help. “CMU Compliments can’t survive just by the person ‘running it’ - I just hit copy and paste, and I’m therefore not actually responsible for the positive feelings — it’s completely reliant on the contributions of our fellow students, and has to be fed by our mutual admiration of one another” said the anonymous operator. It’s easy enough to do. Just send CMU Compliments a message you want one of your friends to see, but be

sure to tag his or her name in the message. CMU Compliments will take the message and post it on the page’s status and your friend will see it in their newsfeed. The message will be kept anonymous making the feeling of being blessed sort of fun. So go ahead Central! Add CMU Compliments to your friends’ list and start sending your friends, co-workers, or even professors those good vibes. Per a special request from CMU Compliments, don’t try to guess who is behind this spreading of good cheer. It could ruin the magic. Just take the opportunity to bless those close to you. :)

By DAN MULLAN Collegian staff writer The choice to attend a small liberal arts college like Central Methodist University, hidden away in the quiet rural region known as Howard County, can be a tough bite to swallow. With much larger, wealthier schools with exceptional academic programs to promote, first class recreational facilities to boast, professional sports complexes to enjoy, and franchise merchandise to flaunt, some students may look around and question their decision to attend Central. In our effort to soften the blow, it may calm your nerves to know that Central boasts a reasonable list of notable alumni who had similar experiences, faced similar challenges, and still went on to achieve remarkable things. From a large list of alumni, a good number went on to become great contributors to society on the national and international stage. We will attempt to highlight some of these high achievers in hopes that all is not lost. Bishop Abel Muzorewa We start our alumni list with the late United Methodist Bishop Abel Muzorewa, class of 1962, who went on to become prime minister of Zimbabwe in 1978 (then known as Rhodesia). This is an impres-

sive achievement for an alumnus from any school. He started his career as a school teacher and worked his way up the political ranks, yielding a great reputation as an honest, vibrant, compassionate leader. After gaining his degree at Central, the bishop became a prominent leader of the Methodist Church, and returned home as an American educated religious leader. Muzorewa’s career began to gather momentum as a result of the British occupancy of Zimbabwe. Recognizing his natural talent and trustworthy persona, he was part of an interim government banded together to keep stability for a country going through political change. Dr. C. Fred Bergsten The second most prominent alumni, and probably the one most familiar to Central students, is world famous economist and author, Dr. C. Fred Bergsten, Class of 1961, whose name adorns our cafeteria. He currently serves on the Presidential Advisory Committee for Trade Policy

and Negotiations, The Export-Import Bank, and is a founding director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The institute itself has become one of most important think tanks in modern economics, and continues as a private, non-profit, non-partisan entity in Washington, DC. During his time at Central, Bergsten was also a well-respected member of Alpha Phi Gamma (Mokers) and a noted debater. Gov. Roger Wilson Third, would be politician Roger B. Wilson (Class of 1971), the 52nd governor of Missouri. He served as governor from Oct. 16, 2000, to Jan. 8, 2001. He had been the lieutenant governor of Missouri when Mel Carnahan, then governor running for re-election, tragically died in a plane crash. This made Wilson the governor and served out the remainder of Carnahan’s term and chose not to seek election in later years. Bill Chott Fourth, we have actor and comedian Bill Chott, class of 1991. He is most fa-

mous for his performances in Wizards of Waverly Place, The Ringer, & Dude Where’s My Car. Chott returns annually to perform and teach an improvisation show in the Little Theatre. You can usually catch him mingling with Central students around campus as they welcome him home. Dr. Huston Smith Lastly, we have Huston Smith, class of 1940, a nationally recognized scholar in theology and religious studies. Dr. Smith has sold 2 million copies of his book, “The World’s Religions.” He went on to teach at the University of Denver, Washington University, and capped off his teaching career with a stint at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He become such a wellrespected scholar that he was honored with a five part special on his life and work on PBS in 1996. So don’t stress. You may have questioned whether going to a small school may harm your chances of living your dream, but history suggests it’s what you make of yourself, rather than the location or size of the institution you attended. From state politics to Hollywood, the church to the president’s office, Central has made a difference in the past and relies on you to make it for the future.

By TARIN STUENKEL Collegian staff writer Whether you’re reeling from a breakup or stressing post-hookup, substituting the guy and the scenario is fairly standard. One day passes, and it’s only a matter of time before you hear from him. Three days go by. Eh, he’s probably just slammed at work. Then, it happens. You finally acknowledge, against all of your self-assuring optimism and weeks of agonizing silence, that in reality he isn’t too busy. Your Twitter-stalking skills prove he hasn’t lost his phone, and the inevitable remains: he’s not going to text you. In a world where empowered chicks continue to redefine the dating scene, why is it that one guy blowing us off can still be a game changer? The reality is that, while a bad bitch mentality is about as necessary for success as a college degree, none of us are above human nature. Passion is a part of the individual experience, and no amount

of drive, independence or reason can mediate the irrationalities of romance. As the old saying goes, “When it hits ya, it hits ya,” but in truth, the burden of the unrequited text is often a blessing. So buck up and remember: Your partner does not define who you are Now is the best time for you to carve out a place in the world as an individual. While a cool person to hang out with could be awesome, you need to define who you are on your own terms. As teen magazine-esque as it may sound, no person is worth defining your happiness for – guy, friend, or otherwise. Ryan Gosling look-alike or not, today is the youngest you will ever be again, so as much as it may suck, you owe it to yourself

to make the best of every day. The beauty of being an exploring twenty-something is that the possibilities are endless; so embrace experiences for what they are. In the grand scheme of life, being blown off is a minor blurb on a much greater scale of tribulations you will undoubtedly encounter. Rejection is a part of life There’s really nothing like a bruised ego to throw us into a minor fit of self-doubt. But truthfully, it’s usually these feelings of inadequacy that make our desire for the ones that deny us so appealing. Are you genuinely upset about the lack of communication with said male, or maybe at least in part, are you simply bummed about the fact that

someone is rejecting you? It’s a harsh reality, but it’s a reality, nonetheless. Not everyone is going to like you. There will always be someone “better” and there will always be more to strive for. This is life. Seeing the bad is essential for recognizing the good, so revel in the crap that is rejection and chalk it up to a humbling experience that will only make you stronger in the end. The universe has a greater plan, even when we can’t see it Hippy dippy philosophy or not, there is something to be said for letting the chips fall where they may. Being a hands-on actor in the happenings of your life may be essential, but harping on things that aren’t going your way will not bring them to fruition any faster. Focus on you and your plan. The people who are meant to be by your side will find a way to make it there, period. Settling is never something you should feel comfortable with and at the end (Continued on Page 5)

Famous Central Methodist alumni

The positive side of ‘not getting the text’

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Grand Turnout on October 26!

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Guest and faculty member will be featured in oboe and piano recital

Senior recitals set for Nov. 10

Seniors Jessica Carter and Luke McKinney will present their joint senior recital on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall in the Swinney Conservatory of Music. The recital is open to all and there is no cost. Carter, who is from Columbia, plays the bass clarinet; and McKinney from Harrisburg plays horn. Carter is a student of Ron Shroyer, CMU adjunct professor and dean emeritus of the Swinney Conservatory. Shroyer will join her on the bass clarinet with Derek Volkmann (senior, Franklin)

on guitar. In another number she will be joined by Shroyer on flute and Crystal Beeler (sophomore, Fayette) on b-flat clarinet. She will be accompanied on piano by Ruth Spayde, adjunct professor of music and administrative assistant for the Conservatory. McKinney is a student of John Perkins, CMU associate professor of music in low brass. He will be joined on one number by Daniel Long (senior, Odessa) on horn. He is accompanied by Kelley Head, CMU adjunct professor of music. Both students give this recital as partial fulfillment of the bachelor of music degree requirements.

Good variety at recent choral concert By JANE GONZALAZ-MEYER Collegian Reporter

This past Sunday, a joint concert was given by the Conservatory Singers and Chorale under the direction of Dr. Ronald Atteberry and Dr. Claude Westfall. These student groups performed a variety of pieces that reached out to different tastes in the audience. The Conservatory Singers were first to perform, and some of their repertoire included Sleep by famous composer Eric Whitacre, Plenty Good Room on the Glory Train by Kirby Shaw, and I Thank You God by Atteberry himself. The choir finished their concert with Jabberwocky, a fun song where a few of the students played instruments like the trian-

gle, tambourine, bird whistle, and toy cymbals. The Chorale began their concert with the piece Let All the Nations Praise the Lord by Volckmar Leisring, and the ladies were singing on the front risers, while the gentlemen sang on the balcony. The choirs do this often because it makes the music bounce off the walls and envelope the audience. The Chorale performed pieces ranging from the 1500s to more recent music like Lullaby by Daniel Elder. Other songs included Wearin’ of the Green by Alice Parker and Lead Me Home by Eric William Barnum. Talented musicians perform in both ensembles, and this concert successfully showcased that. It was definitely a concert worth-seeing.

Katherine Woolsey, oboe, peka, Kan., where she also per- at Central Methodist University. and Melissa Loehnig, piano, forms with the Washburn Faculty She spends her summers as a staff will blend their talents to bring Woodwind Quintet and Trio. Dur- pianist at the American Institute of a guest/faculty recital to the Wil- ing the summer she teaches oboe Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. lie Mae Kountz Recital at Blue Lake Fine She has been selected Hall in Central MethodArts Camp in Twin to perform for the Opera ist University’s Swinney Lake, Mich. She Theatre Music Festival of Conservatory of Music also gives master Lucca (Italy), the Baldon Friday, Nov. 8, at classes in a number win-Wallace Art Song 7:30 p.m. of camps and uniFestival, and the Songfest The program is open versity settings. Program in Malibu, Calif. to the public and has no She is currently As a performer with cost. principal oboe and Choral Arts, a chorus The two artists will R. L. Onikul Founbased in Seattle, Loehnig Melissa perform “Solo Pour Hautdation Chair of the performed the world preKatherine Loehnig bois” by Emile Paladilhe, Kinnor Philharmiere of William AverWoolsey “Homage to Hafiz” by monic in Kansas itt’s The Dream Keeper Simon Sargon, “Conte Pastoral” by City as well as third oboe with for chorus and piano four hands, Eugene Bozza, “Sonata for Oboe the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. a piece featured on their recentand Piano” by Camille Saint-Saens, She has performed with a number ly released CD, Mornings Like and “Sonata No. 2 for Oboe and of symphonies and as a soloist This. She has been guest artist in Piano” by Bill Douglas. throughout the United States and a number of concerts and has held This recital marks the world Europe. multiple master classes. premiere for the Douglas compoWoolsey holds a Bachelor of Loehnig received her Bachsition, commissioned by Woolsey Arts in Oboe Performance from elor of Arts in Piano Performance who is an advocate of new music. Augustana College; a Master of from Whitman College; her MasShe performed several world pre- Music from the University of ter of Music in Collaborative mieres of new chamber works for North Carolina at Greensboro; Piano from Florida State Univeroboe as a performance fellow of and a Doctor of Music from Flor- sity; and her Doctor of Music in the soundSCAPE festival in Italy. ida State University. Piano Performance with a focus Woolsey is instructor of oboe Loehnig is assistant profes- on collaborative piano, also from at Washburn University in To- sor of music in piano and theory Florida State University.

Positive side of ‘not getting the text’

(Continued from Page 3) of the day you are the only one who knows what’s best for you. However, – and this is a big however – that doesn’t mean you should be compromising your desires entirely. Everyone is different, and we all have varying expectations when it comes to the things we need and want in a potential partner. If a guy isn’t calling, texting, sending a damn carrier pigeon, or doing whatever it is that works for you, then that’s something worth considering. Compromise is essential, but only to a reasonable extent. Your twenties are for you This last one’s really pretty simple. Work hard,

live your life, and do your thing. There will be plenty of time to cater to the needs of others, so we may as well enjoy being selfish while we still can. When love makes its way to you, and it will, you’ll be thankful to the losers who weeded themselves out. As silly as it sounds, love is meant to inspire and awaken parts of us we didn’t know existed, and the truth is, you have an entire relationship once the honeymoon phase is over to work through the inevitable bumps in the road. So, today, don’t accept anything less than what makes you ecstatic. Never settle.

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Eagles soar in season opener CMU women beat Lindenwood-Belleville 83-72 on Saturday



The 2013-14 season opener was a little too close for comfort at times for Central Methodist women’s basketball head coach James Arnold. The Eagles trailed by two points against Lindenwood-Belleville with eight minutes to play in the game, but that’s when Central Methodist turned on the jets. The Eagles went on a 13-2 run over the next four minutes, putting the game out of the Lynx’ reach in an 83-72 win Saturday at Puckett Field House. Tina Bozicek started the run with a 3-pointer from the right wing and Morgan Vetter hit another three off a screen. Central Methodist made 11-of-24 3-pointers in the game, with eight of them coming in the second half. “In the second half, we made threes because we chased down offensive rebounds,” Arnold said. “The best time to shoot a three is off an offensive rebound. This is a game of karma. You work hard to get a rebound and you’re going to get a wide-open three.” Central Methodist (1-0, 0-0 HAAC) controlled much of the tempo early in the game. The Eagles led by as many as eight points in the first half after a dish from Kyra Williams to Taylor Cornelison led to an easy layup and a 19-11 lead with 10:55 to play in the first half. Cornelison had a tremendous debut shooting from the field. The sophomore made 7-of-8 shots and hauled in a team-high nine rebounds and scored a team-high 17 points, including 12 in the first half. “Taylor has the perfect size and the perfect athleticism to be effective in our league,” Arnold said. “She’s working a lot harder this year and she’s growing into the role. If you’ve got a kid like that demanding the ball, you’re scouting report is going to be efficient.” But Lindenwood-Belleville forced its way back into the game. While Central Methodist forced

some shots late in the half, the Lynx took advantage and chipped away at the Eagles’ lead. Breana McCullough, who scored a gamehigh 18 points for LindenwoodBelleville, knocked down a floater with 1:01 left in the first half, giving her team a 35-34 leads at halftime. The depths of the two teams were complete opposites. Just like a year ago, Central Methodist went fairly deep on its bench and played 14 players. Cornelison was the only Eagle to see more than 30 minutes on the court. Meanwhile, Lindenwood-Belleville didn’t even substitute its first player until nearly seven minutes into the game. The Lynx relied heavily on its starting five, but when foul trouble set in late in the second half, the Lynx were unable to answer. Diamond Burt fouled out with 1:53 left, which left a hole in the post for the Lynx. “We’ve got a lot of kids who can play,” Arnold said. “From a starting lineup standpoint, it’s more about a routine of seeing who’s starting and seeing who’s coming off the bench.” Central Methodist outrebounded Lindenwood-Belleville 42-29 and dished out 21 assists, including a team-high six by Williams. However, on the flip side, the Eagles committed 26 turnovers, nearly eight more than they averaged per game last season. Williams and Vetter also scored in double figures with 12 points apiece and Nakia Robinson scored 11 points off the bench, all coming in the second half. Bozicek had nine points on three 3-pointers and Sammie Gathercole added eight points.

CMU senior Nakia Robinson coasts in for an easy layup off a steal in the second half. Robinson scored all 11 of her points in the second half in an 83-72 win over LindenwoodBelleville on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Cross Country team seeks 3rd straight championship

The CMU Women’s Cross Country team will attempt to win their third straight conference championship this Saturday, Nov. 9, in Marshal. If this is accomplished, the team will compete at the NAIA National Championships Nov. 23 in Lawrence, Kan. The women’s team placed 25th in the 2012 NAIA Cross Country National Championships.

No. 4 Benedictine scored the first 31 points of Saturday’s contest at Larry Wilcox Stadium and defeated Central Methodist 48-23 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. Benedictine (9-0, 7-0 HAAC) scored its first touchdown 1:07 into the affair when Bill Noonan hooked up with Christian Haack from 46 yards out. After Kevon McGrew and Cameron Fore each scored first-quarter rushing touchdowns for the Ravens to go along with a Zach Keenan 18-yard field goal, Noonan recorded his second touchdown pass of the game at the 5:03 mark of the second stanza. Central Methodist (4-5, 3-4 HAAC) got on the scoreboard with 3:06 remaining in the second quarter when Kaleb Borghardt connected with Shawn Whitley for a 61-yard scoring strike to cut the deficit to 31-7. However, Fore plunged into the endzone from two yards out with under a minute to play in the first half to increase the Ravens’ advantage back to 38 at halftime. Trailing 48-7 in the fourth quarter, the Eagles put together back-to-back touchdown series. The first came on a 10-play, 68yard drive which was capped when Nicholas Stephens fired a 14-yard touchdown pass to Paul Stevens with 10:36 remaining. Following a Sheldrick Walker interception and 38-yard return to the Ravens’ seven, Stephens’ second touchdown pass Saturday, this time coming from seven yards out, landed in the hands of Jamall Williams at the 8:37 mark. Fore totaled 95 yards on 21 carries. Noonan was 16-of-28 for 305 yards and two touchdowns. Haack caught five balls for 113 yards and one score. Abdullah Sabir totaled nine tackles to lead Benedictine’s defense. Ray Gragg had seven tackles and two tackles for loss. Borghardt led all Eagles’ rushers with 81 yards on 12 attempts.

Men’s Cross Country team ranked in top 25

CMU men blast past Baptist Bible by 52 points Melvin Tillman scored a game-high 21 points to lead CMU over Baptist Bible College 102-50 Friday on the final day of the Tip-Off Classic, hosted by MidAmerica Nazarene in Olathe, Kan. With the game tied at seven at the 16:55 mark of the first half, the Eagles used a 33-4 run in a 10-minute span to create distance between the Pa-

Benedictine tops Eagles to remain undefeated

triots. Central Methodist (2-0) held Baptist Bible (0-2) scoreless for a span of 5:15 midway through the period, and the Eagles stretched their first-half lead to as 40, 57-17, following a jumper from Mitchell Farr with 19 seconds remaining. Kaylim Noel drained a 3-pointer with 17:57 left in the game to give the Eagles their first 50-point lead of the

night at 67-17. The advantage would swell to as many as 56 points, 83-27, following an old-fashioned three-point play from Cody Anderson midway through the second half. .CMU shot 48.8 percent (39-of-80) from the field, including 53.5 percent (23-of43) in the first 20 minutes.

The CMU Men’s Cross Country team is ranked 25th in the nation in the coaches’ poll released Oct. 30. This is the first time since 2002 the team has been ranked in the top 25 and the Eagles are the only Heart of America Athletic Conference team in the rankings. The men’s team seeks to win their first HAAC championship on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Marshall. A first place finish in conference qualifies the team for the NAIA National Championships in Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday, Nov. 23.

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Honors for criminal justice program (Sophie) sticated Style CMU criminal justice students and faculty proved they know what’s right, bringing home several awards from the Region 3 conference of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA). The ACJA Lambda Alpha Epsilon event was held Oct. 17-20 in Garden City, Kan. The region includes Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska, and more than 120 people participated this year. The conference includes not only college and university students, but current and former criminal justice and law enforcement professionals. Perhaps the most impressive CMU achievement was its first place finish in the Crime Scene Investigation category, Professional Division. Comprised of

competitors who are professional investigators and detectives, CMU Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Teri Haack and two student teammates brought home the top prize. The students are Briana Kirkland, a senior criminal justice major from Bullard, Texas, and sophomore Alyssa Webb, a criminal justice major from Grain Valley. In the Crime Scene Investigation, Upper Division, a threestudent team from CMU placed second. Students were Hannah Mackey, junior criminal justice major from Montgomery City; Alexandria Fesler Martin, sophomore criminal justice major from Bevier; and Morgan Windmiller, senior psychology and criminal justice major from Louisiana. The Upper Division includes college students

with 60 or more credit hours. Briana Kirkland also earned individual honors by placing third in the Physical Agility competition for females between the ages of 18-24. In addition to the competitions, students attended specialized workshops which included S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics) Training, Anatomy and Fingerprint Labs, Interview and Interrogation, Firearms Training Simulator, and Moulage Recreation. Prof. Haack was unanimously elected vice president of AJCA Lambda Alpha Epsilon Region 3 for 2013-14. CMU competitors will now advance to the AJCA national conference and competition, to be held next March in Overland Park, Kan.

‘Navigators’ connect Christians By SABRINA SEVERSON Collegian Reporter For the fifth year in a row, a group called the Navigators is again at work here on our campus. The group commonly known as the ‘Navs’ is a worldwide interdenominational Christian ministry. Many CMU students have heard of or are already involved with this growing group, but others have not. The Navs are people who love Jesus Christ and desire to help others know and grow in Him as they “navigate” through life. Here at CMU, the Navs are students learning to be and serve as disciples of Jesus Christ. This is done in conjunction with Clayton and Amanda Kreisel, the local Navs directors. A sort of motto of the Navs is ‘A small group of imperfect people seeking to know and make known a perfect God.’ With at least one larger gathering and a few small group events in each month, members find new ways of connecting to other Christians, and really get to experience a true fellowship. Some of those fun events are campfire nights, games, and even movie nights. One special evening called the ‘Bella Note,’ an

Italian term for “Beautiful night,” is always a favorite with the women. Nav gentlemen cook a five course dinner for the women, while they dress in their best for a truly “Beautiful night.” Not only are there special events, but there are also weekly Navs’ gatherings. Every other week, Navs put on a Tuesday Night Worship on the Inman Plaza (8:30 to10). They have prayer and plenty of good worship music. Bible studies have also begun around campus on account of work done by the Navs. Holt, Woodward, HP, and Burford all are hosting Bible studies led by various Nav student leaders. Weather permitting, numerous Navs’ events are held right here on campus. As winter approaches, the Tuesday night worship and many of the events will move to the Navs’ house at 502 N. Church in Fayette which is across from T. Berry Smith Hall. The Navs’ house is also home to Clayton and Amanda Kreisel. Completely separate from campus ministries; the Navs are funded by churches, families, and friends, but at the same time are a recognized student organization at CMU. Anyone and everyone are encouraged to show up and see

for themselves what Navs are all about. When asked what he would like to tell CMU students, Clayton Kreisel stated “Just know that we like questions, and that we want people to explore what they believe. You won’t be turned away, but you will be challenged to grow. We are available.” The Navs at CMU would not be possible without the direction of Clayton and Amanda. Here, with the Navigators as missionaries, these two have their own history with the ministry. Both earned their bachelor degrees from the University of Missouri in Columbia, and it’s where they served as college student Navigators. When questioned why they do what they do here at CMU, the response is genuine, “We had life changing encounters with God as students, and that has shaped our whole lives” said Amanda Kreisel. It is apparent the Navs are a group on fire for God and a group growing along with its members. When someone begins attending any Nav event, and when he or she decides to take an active part in all that’s offered, the person is going to get something out of it. Students who are Navs today will have a matured faith they can carry with them beyond their four years at CMU.

UM Student Day happens Tuesday

Prospective college and university students who are also members of a United Methodist Church can attend Central Methodist University’s United Methodist Student Day on Tuesday, Nov. 12. CMU’s Campus Ministry and its Admission staff welcome all interested prospective students to attend. Hosted by Pastor Lucas

Endicott and CMU’s UMC Liaison Michael Pope, guests can attend Tuesday’s chapel service as well as learn about CMU and its service, religious life and scholarship opportunities. Those scholarship opportunities can include a 50 percent discount on tuition for active UMC members. A complimentary lunch will be provided for all guests, in-

cluding prospective students and their families. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Inman Student and Community Center. Parking is available on the east side of the building. Anyone interested is asked to RSVP to the CMU Office of Admission by calling 660-2486374 or


Dorm Room Workouts

As we enter college one of the main concerns on our mind for girls and boys is the dreaded “freshman 15,” but this doesn’t just pertain to freshman, it relates to sophomores, juniors and seniors as well. In order to avoid packing on the pounds, make smart food choices and stick to an exercise plan. Because it’s getting cold outside, and leaving your dorm room to go exercise doesn’t always sound the most appealing, here are some workouts you can do in the comfort of your own room. • Exercise #1: Utilizing your desk. By using your desk you can get many variations of your standard push up. By leaving your feet on the ground and by making sure your back stays strait, you can lean on the edge of your desk and you have your perfect dorm room push up. • Exercise #2: Burning off the late night snack. Instead of craving and eating that late snack, another quick dorm room workout is mountain climbers. By doing three sets of 20 of this, you can get a quick, efficient cardio blast. Place hands on the floor and feet shoulder width apart, and bring your knees one at a time to your chest. • Exercise #3: Six pack abs. Tone your stomach with the help of your textbooks. Lay face up on the ground and hold your heaviest textbook over your head. Keep your abs tight and slowly lift your head and shoulder blades off of the floor. By doing three sets of 20 at night, you are bound to improve the definition of your stomach. • Exercise #4: Use your bed for more than sleeping. Use the edge of your bed to sculpt your arms. Stand in front of your bed, make sure your hands are next to your hips, bend your elbows and lower a few inches while keeping your butt close to your bed. Do not sink into shoulders lower than 90 degrees. Do three sets of 15. Xoxo Sophie Wilensky “Exercise creates endorphins, endorphins make you happy”

SGA President’s Report

Dear Fellow Students First of all, my heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Homecoming festivities. This was one of the biggest Homecomings CMU has seen in recent years. We had 32 organizations taking part from our campus and the surrounding community. This particularly has been a blessing because we had record breaking alumni participation in the parade in comparison with other years. Also, my special thanks the Homecoming co-chairs, Amber and Tabatha, with whom I worked all week long. They have done such a wonderful job in making this Homecoming possible for everyone. Thanks to all the alumni organizations which participated in the parade as a band and cheer-leading squad; it has been such an incredible experience to see that school spirit still alive. We thank you all so much for taking time to be with us. Thanks also to all organizations, both from around campus and offcampus, in addition to business shops, which did so much to make this Homecoming a reality. We look forward to doing the same again next year and hope to get even more participation. I also extend special thanks to the security team here at CMU for being so patient with us when we were spending those late nights preparing for this event, I’m particularly thankful for their willingness to pitch in to help whenever we needed them. Also, congratulations to our Homecoming court and, mostly importantly, our new Homecoming king and queen, Todd King and Amanda Branson. And congrats to our Homecoming prince and princess, Taylor West and Amber Sartain. Congratulations to the men of Sigma Alpha Chi for winning Homecoming week competitions and every other organization which participated in the competitions; we thank you and let’s do it again next year. Most important, we thank and congratulate our faculty grand marshal, Dr. Dan Elliot, who has retired after more than 40 years of service to CMU.

Geofrey Bilabaye, SGA President

Weekend senior festivities planned Several Senior Day Festivities will occur this week. Earlier, the senior volleyball players celebrated their Senior Night during the recent game against Baker University.

The seniors on the football team, spirit squad, and marching band will celebrate their Senior Day during halftime of the football game against Avila at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Pi Gamma Mu welcomes new inductees

THESE CMU STUDENTS are the newest inductees to Pi Gamma Mu, the social science honor society. Induction ceremonies took place Tuesday, Oct. 15. FRONT ROW from left: Sarah White, Rebecca Vollmer, Hannah Mackey, Amber Pezold, Kayla Taylor, Amber Hoskisson, Haylee Paull, Molly Ripperger,

Danielle Gerlt, Kristen Clark, Elise Schreiber, and Destinee Muse. BACK ROW: Jessica Travlos, Andie Borchardt, Shane Fletcher, Jessie McCart, Todd King, Sophie Wilensky, Kate Klapperich, Allec “Kat” Rayoum, Chelsea Pannier, Kelsey Forqueran, Sabrina Eaves, Stazhia Pleasant, and Chelsea Fisher.

Church Street Boys and Jazz Choir in concert Nov. 15

A night of fun music awaits those who attend a concert presented by the Church Street Boys and the Jazz Choir of Swinney Conservatory of Music. The concert will be held Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the campus of Central Methodist University. The Church Street Boys, directed by Dr. Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music, take their theme for the night from “Brothers, Sing On” by McKinney. Their “Ave Maria” by Bieble is a blend of eight vocal lines set to the Latin text. They will perform several spirituals, including “Climbin’ up the Mountain,” arranged by William Smith; “Poor Man Lazarus” by Hairston; and “Steal Away” by Hughes. Contemporary music will include “All

by Myself” by Carmen; and Broadway tunes “Memory” from Cats, arranged by Leavitt for male voices; and “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables also arranged by Leavitt. Accompanying the Church Street Boys will be Levi Gerke (junior, Pilot Grove). The Jazz Choir is directed by Dr. Claude Westfall, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. The choir will have something in its repertoire to please all audience members. They will perform Billy Joel’s “Longest Time,” arranged by Sharon and Raugh; Mercer and Mancini’s incomparable “Moon River,” arranged by Zegree; “Orange Colored Sky” written by DeLugg and Stein, and arranged by CMU alumna Kristen Jennerjohn (2012);

“Alto’s Lament” by Goldrich and Heisler, featuring soloist Britney Kelcher (freshman, St. Charles); the Ukranian folk song “Carol of the Bells,” arranged by Pentatonix; and the edgy Goyte song “Somebody That I Used to Know,” also arranged by Pentatonix. The concert is open to the public and is free. Church Street Boys Tenors: Zach Fincher (junior, Lebanon), Brad Smith (junior, Mexico), Brian Thode (senior, Crystal City), Hershel Williams III (junior, Buffalo), Austin Long (junior, Monroe City), Aiden Smith (sophomore, Waynesville), Thomas Waggoner (freshman, Fayette), and Alex Young (freshman, Lebanon);

Basses: Collin Guill (freshman, Harrisburg), Dane Johnson (senior, Columbia), Luke McKinney (senior, Harrisburg), Taylor Rouse (sophomore, Columbia), Matt Bricker (sophomore, Monett), Josh Goggin (sophomore, St. Louis), Daniel Long (senior, Odessa) and Archer Tribett (junior, Little Rock, Ark.) CMU Jazz Choir Crystal Beeler (sophomore, Fayette), Cal Bergthold (senior, Paris), Angela Biondo (junior, St. Charles), Daniel Jones (junior, St. Ann), Britney Kelcher (freshman, St. Charles), Austin Long, Melanie Richards (sophomore, Harrisburg), Kaitlin Romine (junior, Cuba), Archer Tribett, Hershell Williams III, and Alex Young

Charles Banks Wilson exhibit honors late artist Ashby-Hodge Gallery shares 52 pieces of artist’s work

Charles Banks Wilson’s “Smiling Cowboy”

Charles Banks Wilson was a man in love with the West. Although he was born and died in Arkansas, he claimed the state of Oklahoma and its history as his own and portrayed them continually through his artwork. As part of the current show at CMU’s Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, the gallery celebrates Wilson’s work in this year of his death last May at the age of 94. The show runs through Nov. 24. Wilson studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as an illustrator in New York City before coming back home to his

beloved Oklahoma. He set up shop in Miami at First and Main, overlooking the famous Rt. 66, and called it his “Catbird seat” because he could watch the entire town from there. Wilson is most known for his 1930s portrait drawings of fullblooded members of every Native American tribe in Oklahoma. These became the basis for his book “Search for the Purebloods.” With a passion for accuracy and detail, Wilson tried to become the person he painted or drew. He also created large murals in the Oklahoma State Capitol

that depict scenes from the state’s history, and famous people, including Sequoyah, Jim Thorpe, Will Rogers, and Woody Guthrie. Wilson showed in more than 200 exhibitions worldwide, including the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of New York. The largest collection of his work resides in the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, with 52 pieces of his works. CMU may have the second largest collection. Wilson worked in oil, watercolor, lithography, and pencil drawings. During his lifetime, he was a painter, print-maker, teacher, lectur-

er, historian, magazine illustrator, and wrote 22 books. He founded the art department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Okla. The Charles Banks Wilson Exhibition is a supplement to a larger fall show at the gallery titled “Ingrained: Paintings by Jane Mudd and Wood Creations by Tom Stauder.” The gallery in Classic Hall is open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. There is no admission charge.

The Collegian: Vol. 142 No 7  

The student newspaper of Central Methodist University

The Collegian: Vol. 142 No 7  

The student newspaper of Central Methodist University