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Central Methodist University • Fayette, Mo.

Vol. 141 • No. 8

November 20, 2013

Survey says: Courses, dorms top student concerns By JANE GONZALEZ-MEYER COLLEGIAN REPORTER

A few weeks ago I conducted a survey in which I asked students to write down something they would like CMU to improve upon or change. I told them they could not say: tuition, parking, or the cafeteria food, because those are things everyone talks about all the time. I wanted to do this survey for a multitude of reasons, the first being that I wanted to make students think beyond their usual, daily thought processes. Rather than accepting things for what they are, why not question the system? Why not want change? If they ask for improvement, and, in turn, help come up with a solution, then CMU as well as their college experience will be that much better. The second reason for the survey was to present an opportunity for Central Methodist University. I hear concerns all the time about retention, as well as ways to draw students in. What better

way to come up with solutions than by asking CMU students themselves? After going through the responses of my peers, I realized that many of them shared the same concerns. Shown here are the top seven responses (the rest were random answers that only one or two students shared). All the responses students gave were ones that CMU could do, whether it’s within the next year or 10 years from now. School should be about the students, and asking students what they want from their college experience is one sure way to move forward. Without students, Central Methodist University would cease to exist, so showing interest in their concerns would go a long way. Survey responses in order: • Courses/Degree Programs: More course options, hiring more faculty, and better course equipment • Dorm Room Issues: Improve AC/heaters in rooms, update rooms, and improve bathrooms • Off-Campus: Provide more

Survey Responses At a Glance

Graphic by Jane Gonzalez-Meyer

off campus housing and change requirements to living off campus • Lack of Campus Activities/ Organizations: Provide more activities and groups for students to participate in • Campus Internet/CMU Websites: Improve the internet services so the students can access

information more easily • Lack of Hangout Spots: Put in a coffee shop and more areas that students can utilize •Adjust Meal Plans: Give students a refund on the money they don’t use, or allow them to roll over meals if they don’t use all of it in one week

Below are the statistics from the survey: • Total Responses- 115 • Male — 43% • Female­­­­—57% • Freshman — 13.9% • Sophomore — 22.6% • Junior — 35.7% • Senior —27.8%

CMU student takes top trumpet honors

Ann Marie Pelley

Ann Marie Pelley, A Central Methodist University music education major, has taken top honors at the Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) competition held Nov. 8 in St. Louis. Pelley plays trumpet and piano. In the competition (hosted by Washington University) she bested college and university students from throughout the state to take first place in trumpet in the Collegiate Brass—Upper Division category. Pelley is a student of John Perkins, associate professor of music. Dr. Perkins points out that at the MMTA Competition, Central students compete against musicians from colleges and universities of every size, most much

larger than CMU. Central students often win awards in this contest, but first place finishes are not common. The comments from the judge included, “This is the best trumpet sound I’ve heard in two days.” The judge also praised her for her technical virtuosity and her “wonderful sound.” Ann Marie is a junior from St. Peters. Among other honors she has received at Central, last spring she was awarded The Helen Puckett Thogmorton Award for Excellence in Music. In addition to playing trumpet in marching, concert, and jazz bands, she accompanies a number of groups on campus on the piano. Perkins has taught high brass at Central since he joined the faculty in 2004. He plays

trumpet in numerous groups around the region, some professionally and others simply for fun. In addition to performing with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, he spends each July as the principal trumpet for the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra in Shippensburg, Pa.


A day in the life of CMU Student Government President Geofrey Bilabaye — Pages 4 & 5.

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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.

THIS IS THE EAST SIDE of the Fayette square as it appeared from an early 1950s picture postcard. The Fayette Theater at center, later known as the the Grand Theater, had been in business since 1913 during the silent film era. It was converted for “talkies” in 1931. A popular source of entertainment for college students and townspeople alike, the venerable movie house soldiered on until falling to the wrecking ball in 1992 to make way for expansion of the Commercial Trust Co. Two doors to the right of the theater is the Alsop & Turner drugstore. It’s soda fountain was also a popular spot and a particularly busy location during the lunch hour on weekdays. The town square during this era was a much more bustling place than it is today, with virtually no vacant storefronts. Businesses of nearly every variety and description flourished with a wide variety of merchandise and services available. Long before the era of big-box stores and internet shopping, local residents and students could find most every necessity in the downtown area. In addition, few students had cars and there were appreciably more hometown residents, both rural and in town, who depended on local merchants who maintained establishments on the square and surrounding streets of Fayette.

STAFF MEMBERS: • Kaitlyn Klapperich – Editor • Andie Borchardt • Meredith Brick • Cameron Green • Thomas Gilson • Jamie Gisburne • Jane Gonzalez-Meyer • Alexandria Martin • Dan Mullan • Kelly Petersen • Sabrina Severson • Eileen Stacy • Tarin Stuenkel • Mitchell Swan • Sophie Wilensky

Faith & astrophysics: Much food for thought

• Jim Steele, Editorial Advisor • Collin Brink, Faculty Advisor

By SABRINA SEVERSON Collegian Reporter Astrophysicist and Christian Jeff Zweerink visited CMU Nov. 7 to speak on Christianity’s relevance to science. His presentation provided the audience with much to think about. By using a scientific background (Ph.D in astrophysics), and also a Christian faith that is so near to his heart, Dr. Zweerink integrates scientific ideas with biblical teachings. He began by introducing his parents, who had come along for the event. Anyone listening to this man could clearly see just how much respect he has for his mother and father. They raised him in a Christian household, with special emphasis on thinking. Because his father holds a Ph.D in Chemistry, and is still a strong Christian, critical thinking was never discouraged. Zweerink is with an organization known as “Reasons to Believe.” The work they do focuses on using scientific research to support what the Bible has to say. Zweerink’s research is actually a sort of mission work thorough Reasons to Believe. Through his knowledge of Christian apologetics, this astrophysicist told his audience how science ac-

tually supports much of Christian doctrine. After speaking, Zweerink held a question and answer period. Quite a number of people had questions for him and at times discussion became fairly heated. Several CMU faculty were in attendance. Dr. Jerry Priddy, CMU professor of mathematics, said he recognized the strength Zweerink must have as a man built on his faith. “I appreciated Dr. Zweerink’s courage in standing in front of a crowd, giving his testimony, and then defending his views in what was, at times, a hostile environment. I believe he handled himself with grace,” Priddy said. No matter if everyone was in agreement with the message, most agreed that the speaker had a positive impact on his audience. Dr. Kevin Carnahan, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, said he wouldn’t mind hearing more speakers at CMU like Zweerink “Civil and critical conversation around existentially important and occasionally controversial issues like this is exactly the kind of thing that we ought to be practicing at our university,” he noted. Zweerink left his audience with food for thought. Does science complement the Christian faith? He believes it does. What an interesting concept.

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 date: Dec. 6 (a Friday).

Dr. Jeff Zweerink

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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President: CMU and local community have a mutually beneficial partnership University success depends upon community success and vice versa.

here in Fayette. Five members of that this community does for this spent in our local community. of street paving projects over the Alumni Board live in univerDrake said, the last two years with a similar Howard County. sity. Drake “It is difficult amount under consideration for 97 Howard In fiscal year 2013 said, “I to hazard a next year. CMU President Roger Drake County students CMU received nearly have only guess on the CMU provides open athletic faspoke about the mutually m e n - attend CMU’s e c o n o m i c cilities, most free of charge, to the beneficial relationship between $160,000 in gifts from tioned the impact. I ask public. This includes an outdoor Central Methodist University and 187 Howard County doFayette campus. nors. Drake said, “More tip of the you to think track, indoor track, tennis courts, the city of Fayette and Howard important than trusting i c e b e r g . of the visitors and basketball courts. CMU proCounty at a recent meeting of the us with their gifts, HowH o w who come to vides track and baseball facilities Fayette Rotary Club. ever, the community Fayette because of the univer- for the local high school. Dr. Drake began with his ard County students and should know that we sity. We had 400 Fayette observation that he has never parents trust us with their Roger Drake educations. This year, we very much apprecifamilies represented high school experienced the level of partnerCMU employs ate all of the kindness on family day. We students attend ship that he feels between CMU have 97 students on our Fayette campus and generosity we are shown.” had 52 buses full of 209 employees, CMU sportand its local comfrom Howard Drake then discussed the ecomusicians show up including 143 full- ing events and munity. Drake In fiscal year County.” nomic impact of CMU on the for band day, not to theater events believes “both CMU sports local community. An obvious mention their fami- time employees, free of charge. parties realize 2013 CMU received programs raised benefit of having a university lies traveling with who live in Howard Over 660 that the university nearly $160,000 more than in Fayette is the payroll dollars them. We have 670 CMU students, cannot be sucCounty. in gifts from 187 $20,000 dollars that are generated here. CMU’s residential students faculty and cessful unless the for their restrict- total payroll is $12.5 million a who spend money staff donated local community Howard County ed funds through year. Over $7 million of those in the local community.” over 2000 hours of service to is successful. The donors. local fundraising dollars are paid to employees Homecoming weekend is anarea causes during CMU’s anlocal community activities. Cenwith Howard County addresses. other example of the university’s nual Service Day project this past cannot be truly tral had more CMU employs over 250 full- ability to draw visitors back to spring. Many more service hours successful unless the university than 250 volunteer hours to sup- time and 377 part-time employ- Fayette. are donated throughout the year is successful.” port the nursees. 209 of those CMU hosts over 120 home from various other service projects. Drake put into scale a few of ing program. A employees, includsporting events that bring teams This year, CMU students have opOver $7 million the many ways the local community and CMU serve each other. local business- of CMU’s payroll is ing 143 full-time and their families to Fayette. portunities to participate in one or employees, live in Each year approximately 800 more of four mission trips: Wash“There is no doubt that this com- man volunteers in the science Howard County. families visit as they bring their ington, D.C. (“Food security and paid to employees munity values its relationship with division by CMU’s total bud- prospective students to see the homelessness), in Haiti (“Children the university.” Drake expressed with Howard stuget, including pay- campus. Over and healthcare”), deep appreciation for how the helping CMU pays over the Philippines roll and operating 3,500 campers community gives sacrificially to dents or allow- County addresses. expenses, for the each summer $1 million in utility (“Church building the university each and every time ing them to use his business College of Liberal come to CMU and healthcare”), or the university asks for help. Drake equipment. Another local gentle- Arts and Sciences is over $21 Athletic sum- costs alone. Colorado (“Camp said, “We ask for help a lot.” restoration”). CMU has six local business man volunteers at least 50 hours million. The budget for CMU’s mer camps. The per year for the observatory. The Fayette campus is nearly $7.5 CMU music Drake closed and community leaders who Criminal Justice program has remillion, and a great deal of those camps host over 200 campers his comments by saying, “Preserve on the board of trustees. each summer. There are many paring students to make a differThese folks give generously of ceived over $2,000 in local fund- funds are spent in Fayette. CMU pays over $1 million examples of ways that the uni- ence... that is what we really do. their time, their talent, and their ing and 10 hours of volunteer service. in utility costs alone. It has pro- versity partners with the local It is only possible with the help treasure. CMU has one member The examples Drake mention vided over $1.8 million in health community. CMU partnered and support of the local commuof the President’s Council from only scratch the surface of all care costs, some of which is with the city for nearly $80,000 nity.”

By PAT ROLL Publisher, Fayette Newspapers

There are no years like those in your twenties By TARIN STUENKEL Collegian staff writer You can say what you like about 30 being the new 20, but let’s be honest; there are no years like those in your 20s. Although we have learned a lot during our years on this earth, much still remains a mystery and the glimmer of childhood excitement has yet to completely drain from our veins. They are the years when making mistakes is frowned upon, yet remain acceptable. Your 20s are the years you should spend investing in yourself. They are the prime years of your life and the years that in large part will decide how you live the rest of your life.30 is only the new 20

if you’re successful by 30; otherwise it’s just 30. Here are five reasons I found why you should invest in yourself in your 20s. 1. It’s The Time When You Are Beginning To Know Yourself Well Enough. We spent the entirety of our teen-hood experimenting with hairstyles, clothing, music, drugs and ways of speaking. Now that we are in our 20s, we understand ourselves a whole lot better than we did just

half a decade ago. During your 20s you will — hopefully — get to understand the real you. You will begin to understand what it is that you want out of life and what will make you happy. These years should also be the years that you decide what the best way of achieving said happiness should be. You should set goals and make plans in your 20s. You now know what you want and what you are capable of — your

strengths and your weaknesses. You know what it is that you need to work and where you want to go. The only thing left is deciding how to get there — and actually beginning the journey, of course. 2. Your 30s Will Be Too Late. In all honesty it’s never too late to set your life in the right direction. However, doing so in your 20s will make the rest of your life much more enjoyable. What you have to understand is that no one succeeds right away; it takes time. Even when you do begin your journey towards success and happiness, you will get lost multiple times and you will experience setbacks and failures. It’s also likely that by getting

your hands dirty, you will come to realize that you were wrong in thinking that you’d enjoy living the life you thought you’d enjoy living. Most people — if not all — have to scrap their plans several times and start from a clean slate. It takes roughly 10 years to master anything. Start when you’re 20 and you’ll be a master by 30. Start when you’re 30 and you won’t be a master until 40. Why not get a head start? 3. Your Love Life Can Wait. I understand that people are different, but I think it’s foolish to get married too early. Late 20s may work for some couples, but I believe that most marriages (Continued on Page 7)

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Day Geoffrey goes to his two classes for the day; Philosophy and Religion.

8-10 7 a.m




This is the time that Geoffrey normally goes down to lunch.




Workout Time. Yes, even the SGA president finds time to workout.

Geoffrey goes down to the office to look at what he needs to do for the day.


5 Things you didn’t know about your SGA President, Geoffrey Bilabaye

3 p.m.

10-12 a.m. 12:30-3 p.m. 2

Geoffrey wakes up and prepares for his busy day.


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Geoffrey goes to recap meetings with Ken Oliver and Mark Stone to discuss issues regarding the University.


Did you Know?

After a long day, Geoffrey normally goes to bed at 2 in the morning.

Text & Design by

Jamie Gisburne and Kelly Petersen.

Photos by Cameron Green

1. Easily entertained and laughs all of the time 2. His favorite color is yellow 3. Yellow reminds him of his home 4. He prays every night, every morning, and he prays for you too! 5. He’s most productive during the night

Geoffrey’s hometown in Africa was actually the inspiration for the setting of The Lion King.

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Melvin Tillman puts up a shot at the end of the first half to end the Eagles’ deficit. (Collegian photo by Cameron Green)

#4-ranked Columbia College escapes with 81-79 win FAYETTE, Mo. - Devin Griffin hit a running 11-footer as time expired to give No. 4-ranked Columbia College an 81-79 win at Central Methodist Nov. 13. The game appeared to be heading for overtime after Melvin Tillman drained a 24-foot three-pointer with 3.3 seconds left in the second half, tying the game at 79. Tillman finished with a season-high 32 points on 12-of-21 shooting, including a 5-of-8 mark from distance. The senior guard scored the last seven points for Central Methodist (2-2) and 18 of its last 22. Columbia (20) built a 15-2 lead five minutes into the contest before the Eagles answered with a 24-12 run over the next nine minutes to cut the deficit to one following a Kaylim Noel trey with 6:53 on the clock. An Eric McDanieljumper fol-

Central Methodist concluded its season Saturday with a 64-23 loss at MidAmerica Nazarene in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. Central Methodist (4-7, 3-6 HAAC) opened the game with a 10-play, 75-yard touchdown drive when Paul Stevens scored a jet sweep on 4th and goal from the three. Central Methodist recovered the ensuing kickoff that got caught in a 31 mile per hour

lowed by a Tillman three at the 1:25 mark gave Central Methodist its first advantage, 40-37, of the evening. The Cougars’ Patric Massey and the Eagles’ Cody Anderson traded layups in the final 34 seconds as the first halfended in a 42-all tie. Noel scored 11 of his 17 points in the first 20 minutes. Columbia built a 13 point advantage, 74-61, following a Chantel Stanciel layup with 5:52 leftin the game before the Eagles mounted a comeback. Tillman scored eight straight points tocut the deficit to 74-69 at the 3:45 mark. A Griffin two-pointer built the Cougars lead back to seven points, 79-72, with 2:31 on theclock before Tillman scored seven straight points for the Green and Black to knot the affair.

Griffin led Columbia with 15 points. Tanner Sutton and Derrick Dillworth each added 14. McDaniel finished with a double-double, tallying 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Kansas City native was perfect (7-of-7) from the free throw line. The Eagles’John Palmer contributed eight points Wednesday. Noel and Palmer each had three assists. Columbia shot 51.7 percent (30-of-58) from the field and 45.5 percent (10-of-22) from behind the arc. Central Methodist was 24-of-63 (38.1 percent) from the floor and 11-of-27 (40.7 percent)from three-point range but 90.9 percent (20-of-22) from the charity stripe and committed a season-low six turnovers.

Eagles lose finale at MidAmerica Nazarene

wind, but the Eagles were unable to score. MidAmerica Nazarene (5-5, 5-4) took over, reaching the end zone on its first two plays from scrimmage, and the Pioneers never looked back. Jabari Harris scored on a keeper on the Pioneers’ fourth offensive snap, and the first quarter ended with a 21-7 lead for the home team Central Methodist’s Austin Weinberg connected on a 19 yard field goal midway through the

second quarter, cutting the deficit to 21-10, but the Pioneers scored three straight touchdowns in the next 15 minutes of game action. Kaleb Borghardt found Jamall Williams for a 15 yard touchdown strike with 7:33 remaining in the third quarter to cut the Eagles’ deficit to 42-17. MidAmerica Nazarene scored 24 straight points before the Eagles’ Steven Jackson hit paydirt from four yards out on the final play of the game.

Greg Gates had 13 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown in his inal game at MidAmerica Nazarene. Maurice Coon tallied 17 carries for 104 yards for Central Methodist. Borghardt carried 15 times for 54 yards. Jackson racked up 45 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Francois Mathews had 44 yards on 13 carries. The Eagles compiled 287 yards on 64 rushes. Borghardt was 10-of-19 for 62

yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Dillion Britt was the Eagles’ leading receiver in yardage, tallying 16 yards on one catch. Williams hauled in one pass for 15 yards and a score. Matt Harmon ended the contest with five tackles and one tackle for loss for the Eagles’ defense. Stephone Allen, Ryan Restemayer and Ethan Epperson totaled four tackles apiece. Restemayer also had an interception.

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CMU women are now 5-0 after Vetter’s record night FAYETTE, Mo. - In only her fifth game for Central Methodist, Morgan Vetter smashed a 24-year old school record for most threepointers made in a contest as the Eagles rolled to a 110-66 victory over Central Christian College of the Bible (Mo.) on Monday evening. Vetter shot 11-of-17 overall and 9-of-13 from behind the arc to finish with a career-high 31 points. The nine made buckets from distance breaks the previous record of seven held by Terri Marshall (Feb. 28, 1989 vs. Missouri Baptist) and April Smith (Feb. 4, 1999 vs. Baker). The Salisbury, Mo., native is 19-of-34 (55.9 percent) from distance in the last three games. The 110 points scored are the second most in a game by the Eagles since tallying a schoolrecord 121 against Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) on Nov. 18, 2002. Early on, it was Central Christian College of the Bible (2-5) that was hot from behind the arc. The Saints made their first four three-pointers, and four of the first six made shots were from behind the arc. Central Methodist (5-0) countered by going inside, as 10 of the Eagles’ first 13 points came in the paint. Nakia Robinson found Chelsea Pannier for a fastbreak layup to cut the deficit to 16-13 at the 13:12 mark of the first half. Central Methodist took its first lead, 17-16, two minutes later after a Jesse Ellis layup. The Eagles’ bench made up for a slow start, with 13 of the first 21 points coming from reserves. Central Methodist’s bench out-

scored Central Christian College of the Bible’s 47-0. The Saints dressed only eight players, and Central Methodist used its depth to wear down the visitors, using 14 players Monday. As Central Christian College of the Bible began to show signs of fatigue, the Eagles’ offense began to heat up. Vetter made her second trey of the game with 8:55 on the clock to give the Green and Black its first double-digit advantage, 27-16. Central Methodist’s defense also began to suffocate the visitors. After the Saints made 6-of9 overall to start the game, they made only one of their next 11 in a 13-minute span. Central Methodist continued to roll offensively, building its advantage to as many as 27 points, 53-26, in the first 20 minutes after a Vetter bucket from distance. Vetter tallied 17 points in the first half and connected on five (5-of-7) treys. Pannier, who finished with eight points, and Taylor Cornelison each scored eight in the first period. The Eagles dominated the glass in the first 20 minutes, outrebounding the Saints 29-10 and 9-1 on the offensive boards. Central Methodist opened up a 30-point lead, 68-38, less than five minutes into the second half off a Robinson jumper. Vetter’s record-breaking three-pointer came with 4:23 left in the contest to put the Eagles up 94-50. The home team’s margin in the game grew to as many as 47 points, 110-63, after a three from Alison Durst.

Vetter led five Eagles’ players that scored in double figures while also chipping in six assists. Cornelison finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Taylor Larson came up with a doubledouble (11 points and career-high 10 rebounds) in only 10 minutes. Robinson added 11 points, while Ellis had 10. The Eagles’ Kyra Williams recorded six points, six assists and nine boards. Burgandie Lewis had nine points and eight rebounds. Kelsi Mueller led the Saints with 26 points. Kylie Ducat had 18, while Tianna Terry and Katelynn Frazier tallied 11 and 10, respectively. Central Methodist outscored the Saints 23-0 on the fastbreak, 58-18 in the paint and 23-0 on second-chance opportunities. The Eagles dished out a season-high 33 assists and committed a season-low nine turnovers while forcing 13 Saints’ miscues, including seven steals. Central Methodist outrebounded Central Christian College of the Bible 60-22, including 27-3 on the offensive glass. The Eagles shot 52.3 percent (46-of-88) from the field and 43.3 percent (13-of-30) from behind the arc. The 46 made field goals are the most since the Eagles made 48 (48-of-85) in a 109-29 win over Saint Louis College of Pharmacy (Mo.) on Nov. 3, 2003. The Saints were 42.9 percent (24-of-56) from the field and 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from distance. Central Methodist travels to Presentation (S.D.) on Friday, Nov. 22. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT.

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CMU’s Morgan Vetter sets up a shot (Cameron Green photo)

Thanks to CMU retiring employee Wanda Carr

Dear Editor, I never get mail. Care packages just weren’t ever something my parents were prone to send me. But every time I did receive a letter or decided to check my mailbox for the mail I would never receive, I was always greeted with an enthusiastic “Hi!” and a bright, warm smile from Wanda Carr. I was saddened to hear that Wanda was retiring. I know that countless days have been uplifted thanks to the positivity that radiates from the mail room when Wanda is working there. I have been so blessed to have great conversations with her, and to have her praying for me when I was struggling with school or stress. Wanda has always worked hard with a smile on her face—even when I could tell she was tired or troubled—she was always giving thanks to God for blessing her. Her positivity effected my life in the best way and I’m sure she did the same for everyone that she interacted with. We will all miss Wanda dearly! Be sure to drop by at her reception on Friday from 1-3 on the 4th floor of the student center. Stop by and wish her luck and thank her for her service and hard work! We love you Wanda! Thank you for everything! Andie Borchardt Central Methodist University • Classic Hall • Fayette, Missouri

Christmas Sale! Something for Everyone

No years like twenties

would last much longer if the partners were in their 30s. During our 20s, we do a lot of growing. We get to know ourselves much more deeply and begin to understand the kind of person that we could put up with. It’s not about love. Couples are in love when they get married — it’s after they get married that everything falls apart. Living with another person is not easy. Keeping the love alive, the romance, the excitement becomes very difficult when the other person is always around. It takes a certain level of maturity to make a relationship like marriage work. Date if you wish, but you must remain your priority until your 30s. Otherwise you are risking unnecessary sadness and heartache. 4. You’re Young Enough To Push Your Limits. In our 20s, we are young enough to push ourselves without risking damaging ourselves in the long run. We can sleep less, put in more hours, survive on caffeine — something that becomes a lot more difficult in your 30s and 40s. You’re young and hungry for life; hungry for success. Give it

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your all now while you still have the energy. Life gets more complicated after the 20s…you may not get another opportunity to give it your all. 5. Become Successful Early, Retire Early. Success is really a matter of how much you know, how well you perform and for how long you perform at a high enough level. The later you start focusing on yourself — whether it be your career or your health — the more difficult and unlikely it will be that you achieve your goals. Don’t put off your happiness for when you’re 30. Stop focusing on instant gratification and learn to enjoy delayed gratification. Think about your life in the long run — think about the life you want to be living and not the life that you feel you need to live because of your current situation. Work your ass off now and reap the rewards sooner than others. Why not retire by 40? Who says that you have to work until 70? Chase after your dreams now so that you’re still young enough to enjoy the benefits once you’ve made it.


Special Exhibit: Student Projects from the CMU Photography and Drawing Classes

December 3 - 6 & 9-12 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Chorale heads out to tour in southwest Missouri One of the best musical experiences of autumn is the annual tour of Central Methodist University’s Chorale choir. Dates are Nov. 21-26. The tour will focus on the southwest part of Missouri this year. The Chorale is conducted by Dr. Claude R. Westfall, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities for CMU’s Swinney Conservatory of Music. The chorale will be singing in the towns of Fayette, Clinton, Butler, El Dorado Springs, Nixa, Stockton, Springfield, Lebanon, Waynesville, Jefferson City, and Sturgeon. All evening concerts are open to the public at no charge. During the day, the Chorale performs at high schools, and those performances are not open to the public. The tour repertoire is extensive and songs change according to location. Commonly sung pieces include “Abendlied” (Rheinberger), “At the Round Earth” (Spencer), “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” (arr. Gibbs), “How Lovely are Thy Dwellings” (Atteberry), “Lead Me Home” (Barnum), “Let All the Nations Praise the Lord” (Leisring), “Lullaby” (Elder); “Pseaume 43” (Sweelinck), “The Shepherd had an Angel” (Besly), “The Word was God” (Powell), “To Us a Child is Born” (Herbst), “Wearin’ of the Green” (Parker), and

the choir’s theme song “Beautiful Savior” (Christiansen). Open concerts will be: • Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. at Ohio Street United Methodist Church (UMC) in Butler • Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. at Campbell UMC in Springfield • Saturday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. at Lebanon UMC in Lebanon • Sunday, Nov. 24, at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Lebanon UMC in Lebanon • Monday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. at Jefferson City UMC in Jefferson City CHORALE MEMBERS Soprano: Crystal Beeler (junior music education major, Glasgow); Angela Biondo (junior music education major, St. Charles); Anna Kay (sophomore elementary education major, Boonville); Susan Bishop (freshman music education major, Fayette); Britney Kelcher (junior vocal performance major, St. Charles); Brittany Losh (senior vocal performance major, Pacific) Alto: Amber Hoskisson (senior psychology major, Fayette); Samantha Marshall (freshman, biology major, Auxvasse); Susan Henke (sophomore music education major, Salisbury); Kaitlin Romine (senior music education major, Boonville) Tenor: Cal Bergthold (senior music education major, Paris); Zack Fincher (junior music edu-

cation major, Lebanon); Alex Kirby (senior music education major, Columbia); Austin Long, senior music major, Monroe City); Luke McKinney (senior music education major, Harrisburg); Hershel Williams III (junior music education major, Lebanon)

Bass: Levi Gerke (junior vocal/piano performance major, Pilot Grove); Dane Johnson (senior vocal performance major, Columbia); Taylor Rouse (sophomore music education major, Columbia); Daniel Jones (junior vocal performance major, St. Charles); Stephen Meyer (soph-

omore music education major, Marshall); Archer Tribett (junior music education major, Little Rock, Ark.); Joe Jefferies (junior marketing major, Fayette) The chorale is managed by Cal Bergthold, choral fellow and manager; and it will be accompanied by Levi Gerke on piano.

Sigma Alpha Iota Christmas Concert set for December 5 Two professional Central Methodist University music fraternities will join for a concert of seasonal music set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the CMU campus. A long-standing and much-anticipated tradition here, the annual celebration is free and open to the public. Included in the Sigma Alpha Iota Christmas Concert will be a variety of beautiful holiday music, both vocal and instrumental. Joining the women of the Theta Omicron chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota will be the men of the Beta Mu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Donations collected at the concert will

go toward the music program of the Southwest R-I school system in Ludlow directed by Joslyn West, a 2013 CMU graduate. Selections to be performed include: • “Snowtime” (Ed Harris) — The Ladies of SAI • “Christmas … in about three minutes” (Mark Weston) — The women of SAI • “Still, Still, Still” (German Carol/ Joyce Eilers) — The women of SAI • “The Little Drummer Boy” (arr. Mark Hayes) — The men of Phi Mu Alpha • “Kidnap the Sandy Claws from The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Tim Burton) — Vocal Trio: Shawan Crisler, Danielle DeBrodie, Ginney Ison, and Ruth Spayde, piano

• “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” (medley) — Vocal duet: Jessica Carter and Jenifer Hopkins with Casey McDonald, flute and Dr. Ron Atteberry, piano • “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Martin & Blane) — Vocal solo: Brittany Losh, mezzo-soprano with Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, piano • “Santa Baby (Phil & Tony Springer) — Vocal solo: Rebecca Shroyer with Dr. Ron Shroyer, piano • “Believe from The Polar Express” (Silvestri/Ballard, arr. Coates) — Piano duet with Kristen Clark and Prof. Kelley Head • “African Noel” (Traditional African song) and “Dance of the Sugar Plum

Fairy”(Tchaikovsky/Christensen) — Flute trio: Chelsea Wallace, MaryRose Lehman, and Dr. Dori Waggoner • “Christmas Carol Suite” (arr. Holcombe/Nagle) — Woodwind trio: Alexia Maschmeier, oboe; Pam Crawford, flute; Rebecca Shroyer, clarinet • “A Christmas Medley” (arr. Brian Thode) — Saxophone trio: Jane GonzalezMeyer, Shelby Rogers, and Emily Schultz • “What Child is This?” and “Carol of the Bells” (arr. Christensen) — The Flute Choir (10 students and Dr. Dori Waggoner) • “Auld Lang Syne” ( arr. R. Paul Drummond) — The women of Sigma Alpha Iota and the men of Phi Mu Alpha.

CMU music students compete at regional tri-state event Eight vocal students from Central Methodist University competed Nov. 15-16 at the Central Regional gathering of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. The annual event is a tri-state competition which includes college students from Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. Out of eight CMU vocal students competing, six were selected as semi-finalists in the competition. In the lower men’s division, Levi Gerke was awarded an honorable mention. In addition to Gerke, semi-finalists were Brittany Losh, Anna Kay, Daniel Jones, Dane Johnson, and Kyle

Forehand. Other participants were Britney Kelcher and Joe Jefferies. “Our vocal students represented CMU very well,” noted Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, associate professor of voice and opera. Dr. Melissa Loehnig and Mary Jane Nance traveled with the students and accompanied them at the competition. Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries.

The Collegian: Vol. 142 No. 8  

The student newspaper of Central Methodist University.

The Collegian: Vol. 142 No. 8  

The student newspaper of Central Methodist University.