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Vol. 141 • No. 3

September 11, 2013

Campus enrollment down Growth in graduate and off-campus programs said to more than offset the decline in Fayette.

For the first time in several years, enrollment on the main Central Methodist University campus here has declined. Officially, the traditional on-campus program in Fayette is known as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The student CLAS population is now 1,107, still the fourth-highest figure in CMU history. (The on-campus enrollment has been higher in each of the previous three years which were all-time records.) The figures for 2013-14 reflect a drop of 5.6 percent. Freshman class enrollment is down slightly but remains fairly strong. However, many observers note that CMU’s rate of student retention is a cause for concern. And like all colleges and universities across the state, there is a smaller “pool” of graduating high school seniors from which to recruit students. On a happier note, CMU’s preliminary overall enrollment figures are strong statewide, with growth in graduate and off-campus programs more than offsetting the decline on the main campus in Fayette. As of Aug. 28, total enrollment was 3,485, up 5.9 percent (193 students) from the same time last year, according to CMU President Roger Drake. Figures do not include late-starting classes includ-

ing the high school dual credit program, called First Class. University officials predict final enrollment to be in the range of 5,500 or above. Undergraduate enrollment in CMU’s largely off-campus College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES) grew by 12.6 percent to 2,191, up from 1,945 last year. Graduate programs gained 7.5 percent, to 187 students, according to Dr. Rita Gulstad, vice president and dean of the university. A natural result of previous record enrollments has been CMU’s large graduating classes. It has been a challenge for the university to replace its own graduates with new students, especially in an era when the number of Missouri high school graduates has been declining, according to Ken Oliver, CMU vice president for institutional growth and student engagement. While the number of first-time, full-time freshmen fell by 3.6 percent, Oliver said, it is nonetheless a strong class. The average ACT score went from 21.9 last year to 22.0 this year, and their average grade point average jumped to 3.47, from 3.40 last year. Another positive was the transfer student population, which grew by 3.8 percent. CMU officials plan to increase efforts to attract transfer students, Drake noted.

Eagle’s Nest renovation: Loss or a gain for CMU?


As one chapter draws to an end, another began on CMU’s campus when a decision was made to convert the Eagle’s Nest into offices. Located beneath Holt Hall, the Eagle’s Nest served as a meeting room for students and organizations to host events such as Bingo, Inscape release parties, and Core ALLiance meetings. Now this space is used as office space for the booming online program. According to Julee Sherman, vice president for finance and administration, CMU’s senior staff decided late last semester to convert the Eagle’s Nest because the online program had expanded and its staff needed the office space. She said that it was logical to place the new offices next to Admissions, which is also located beneath Holt Hall.

Rita Gulstad, vice president and dean of the university, confirmed the change, and noted how online programs are now in such demand. In the fall of 2011, only 470 students were taking online courses, and there were 50 online classes offered. In the spring of 2013, the numbers doubled, with 832 students enrolled in online courses and 100 online classes available. According to Gulstad, 40 percent of CMU students are taking online classes this semester, so more office space is necessary. With this conversion, she suggests that these offices will provide students a specific location they can go to discuss their online options with a staff member, as well as a chance to consider the courses they might take. Although this renovation was apparently needed for the expanding online program, many

students and faculty were sad to see it go. Senior Mariah Furman, vice president of Core ALLiance (the gay/straight alliance group on campus), was upset to see it happen because that was where meetings were held last semester. “Now we don’t know where to go. We have to move meetings to the fourth floor of the Student Center, which feels too formal.” Dr. Kavita Hatwalkar, professor of English as well as advisor for both Core ALLiance and Inscape, stated that “it is important for students to have a space to congregate and feel comfortable at the same time. Although the conference center is great, it sometimes feels a little formal for student meetings.” She went on to say that “faculty advisors for student groups weren’t informed about the conversion… I was disappointed (Continued on Page 2)


CMU Spirit Squad cheerleaders strike a pose Thursday evening (Sept. 5) in front of the Howard County Courthouse with a pep rally to kick-off the university’s football season. Game results and additional photo on inside pages of The Collegian.

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Central F lashback

When you’re having a bite at Emmet’s Kitchen & Tap on the east side of the Fayette square, did you ever stop and wonder what might have been in the same location in years gone by? Believe it or not, it was Fayette’s leading drug store – remembered by many CMU alums as Alsop & Turner’s Drug Store and later as Alsop & Graham. This shot was from 1952. The store’s soda fountain was a favorite spot for students and townspeople to grab lunch or simply get a coke or cup of coffee. The store also was a good place to have a prescription filled, get over-the-counter medications,or to purchase magazines, cosmetics, gift items or a card for that special someone. Although the drug store’s roots went back to the early 1900s, the business entered the modern era in 1936 when the newly-formed partnership of Thomas Alsop and J. Marvin Turner installed air-conditioning — virtually unknown in small towns at the time. Following Turner’s death in 1962, Alsop was joined by Dale Graham, still a Fayette resident today, who operated the pharmacy until retiring in 1995 when the business was closed. Several years later a restaurant known as The Fountain opened in the location and operated for several years. Rob Emmet Schluckebier, who had worked as a chef at The Fountain, bought the building just over 10 years ago and did a number of renovations and cosmetic changes including expanding the seating area to the adjacent storefront to the north. Emmet’s quickly became a popular dining destination for persons from Columbia and beyond, in addition to students and Fayette residents. The soda fountain seen here continues to serve as the underpinning for the restaurant’s bar. Jim Steele

Copenhaver & Litwiller to return for guest recital Paul Copenhaver, trumpet, and Steve Litwiller, clarinet, will present a guest recital on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in CMU’s Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall The concert is free. The two will be supported by pianist Kelley Head and tenor saxophonist Roy “Skip” Vandelicht, both members of CMU’s Swinney Conservatory of Music faculty. The recital will include “Double Concerto [for Clarinet and Trumpet]” by Gordon Jacob; “Andante Op. 102” by Charles E. Lefebvre; “Promenade” by Robert Clerisse; “Apollo Polka” and “Venus Valse” by Herbert L. Clarke; “Sholem-alekhem, rov Feidman!” by Bela Kovacs; “Concertino in E-flat” by Sacshe (arr. Glover and Lewis); and “Royal Garden Blues” by Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams (arr. Severson). Copenhaver, who has been teaching music for 41 years, currently serves as band director at St. Pius X School in Moberly. He is widely known as assistant conductor and principal trumpet for the Columbia Community Band.

He also plays in the ShowMe Brass Band, the Sauerkraut Serenaders, and the Harmonium Brass Quintet. He earned a bachelor of music education degree from Truman State University, and his master of education degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He has been past president of the Missouri Bandmasters Association (MBA) and joined its Hall of Fame ranks in 2010. He belongs to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the International Trumpet Guild. He has won numerous awards and is respected as an adjudicator and clinician in the Midwest. Litwiller taught more than 30 years in Missouri’s public schools, most of it in Boonville. He currently serves as a CMU adjunct professor of music. He performs with the Sauerkraut Serenaders, the Boonslick Saxophone Quartet, and the Roadkill Clarinet Quintet. Litwiller received his bachelor of science in music education and master of education degrees from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He has served as president of the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association and MBA. He is also a that they (student groups) could no longer use that space.” What does this mean for campus students now that they no longer have the Eagle’s Nest for meetings and events? How do you feel about the conversion? Tweet us at @TheCollegian or email thecollegian@

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veteran adjudicator and clinician. Both Litwiller and Copenhaver belong to Phi Beta Mu and both have been recognized by the Missouri High School Activities Association as educators of the year. Kelley Head, who will accompany both Litwiller and Copenhaver, is also an adjunct professor of music at CMU where she teaches applied piano, piano tecniques and music appreciation. She also serves as staff accompanist. She holds a bachelor of music education degree from CMU and a master of science in music education degree from Missouri State University. She belongs to the Missouri Music Educators Association, NAfME, MBA and Missouri Women Bandmasters Association; and she, too, is known as a fine adjudicator. Roy “Skip” Vandelicht is well known as the conductor of the CMU Marching and Concert Bands. He has taught fulltime at Central since 2008 after retiring from a 30-year career of teaching high school band, primarily in Fayette; however, he directed Central’s Marching Band for a number of years in conjunction with his public school obligations. He will join this concert for performance of the final musical piece.

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. STAFF MEMBERS: • Kaitlyn Klapperich – Editor • Jim Steele, Editorial Advisor • Collin Brink, Faculty Advisor • Andie Borchardt • Meredith Brick • Thomas Gilson • Jamie Gisburne • Jane Gonzalez-Meyer • Alexandria Martin • Kelly Petersen • Sabrina Severson • Eileen Stacy • Tarin Stuenkel • Mitchell Swan •Sohpie Wilensky 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 Friday before the Wednesday of publication (preferably earlier). Future first semester publication dates are the following Wednesdays: • Sept. 25 • Oct. 9 • Oct. 23 • Nov. 6 • 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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CMU welcomes new faculty for 2013-14 school year As CMU begins a new academic year, it welcomes six new full-time faculty members, according to Dr. Rita Gulstad, vice president and dean of the university. Two new members will teach in the business department, two in nursing, and one each in athletic training and music. • Amanda Crowe, assistant professor of business, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a aster of Business Administration degree from William Woods University. She recently worked as a support coordinator for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She has also taught English to nonnative English speakers abroad; and before that, was an automobile claims representative for State Farm Insurance. Crowe is active in the U.S. Army Reserves and is currently working on her doctorate in business administration. • Laura Fisher, associate professor of accounting, has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in the Business Department of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, and undergraduate classes at Westminster College. Prior to teaching, Fisher worked in the departments of Health and Senior Services, Mental Health, and Corrections for the State of Missouri; and as a reimbursement specialist at Boone

Hospital Center. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1981. • Melissa Loehnig, assistant professor of music, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music (piano performance) degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.; a Master of Music degree in piano accompanying from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.: and her Doctor of Music in piano performance, also from Florida State University. She has served as lecturer and assistant professor of music at Whitman College in Washington state. Her duties included teaching, coaching, and playing for students. Loehnig has also accompanied faculty and served as staff pianist for numerous schools and universities in Florida and in Austria. • Sean Pridgeon, assistant professor of nursing, earned both his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader degrees from Central Methodist University. He is currently a member of the United States Army Reserves where he is First Lieutenant, Critical Care Nurse, and Platoon Leader; and Staff Nurse II in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. He has also served as a flight nurse with the Air EvacLife team in Salem, Mo. He is a graduate of the Critical Care Nurse Residency, the president of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) morale committee, a member of the University of Missouri Hospital Safety Seals, and a preceptor for new staff in CICU. •Hope Taylor, assistant profes-

New full-time CMU faculty members for the 2013-14 school year, from left: Melissa Loehnig, Hope Taylor, Sean Pridgeon, Laura Fisher, Amanda Crowe and Kim Bell-Wilson. sor of nursing, graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and is working toward her Master of Science: Nurse Educator degree at Walden University in Minneapolis. Taylor received her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Boonslick Technical Education Center in Boonville and her associate’s degree in nursing at Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y. She has worked as a nurse for 12 years at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. During that time she has been a clinical care coordina-

Opera star Dean Anthony will work with CMU music students Dean Anthony, stage and opera performer and director, will bring 25 years of knowledge and skills to a weekend of activities for music and theatre students at Central Methodist University in Fayette on Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21. Two sessions will be open to the public. In the first, Anthony will discuss his career and the profession of performing and directing. This will run from 7-8 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 20) in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall. Following a break after his discussion, Anthony will coach CMU vocal major students with aria auditions. This second session is also open to the public in the Recital Hall. Both of these events are free to the public. In addition to the open ses-

sions, Anthony will work with theatre students on staging and coaching monologues for an acting class and doing an audition master class for opera students. Anthony graduated from Central Methodist University (then College) with a Bachelor of Music in performance in 1986. He began his professional opera career as a stage performer. His vocal, dramatic, physical and acrobatic abilities led to his being dubbed “The Tumbling Tenor.” His worldwide performances ran the gamut of styles and settings and included such works as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Of Mice and Men, Hansel and Gretel, Man of La Mancha, Die Fledermaus, and Madama Butterfly. As the resident stage director and director of production at

Shreveport (La.) Opera, he directed and produced gems that included Don Giovanni, La Boheme, Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and The Fantasticks. In the 2012-13 season, Anthony was lauded for his excellent direction of the gritty new opera Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo at the Fort Worth Opera Festival. This season he will be directing Carmen at Tulsa and Pensacola, Elixir of Love in Delaware, Barber of Seville in Naples, and Falstaff in St. Louis. He will also return to Brevard Music Center as the director of the Janiec Opera Company and also will join the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis as the opera director.

tor; preceptor for labor/delivery, postpartum, and newborns; charge nurse; and emergency room nurse. She also taught as an adjunct professor at Missouri Valley College. • Kimberly Bell Wilson, assistant professor of athletic training, attained her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) and her Master of Education degree from Central Methodist University. While at UCM in Warrensburg, she served as instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology as part of the ATEP program

(Accredited Athletic Training Education Program). Most recently she has been serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Central Methodist University. Outside of teaching, Wilson has served anewfacultys an athletic trainer for ROTC at UCM, was an athletic trainer at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, where she worked with Clinton High School students; and as an athletic trainer for the Kansas City Royale Rodeo with the Justin Boots Sports Medicine Team.

Major Dates to Note • SEPT. 27 - Greek bid night • SEPT. 28 - Hairston Hall of Fame Day • OCT. 5 - Band Day • OCT. 10-13 - Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 • OCT. 12 - Family Day • OCT. 15 - Gaddis Lecture • OCT. 18-19 - Trustees meet • OCT. 26 - Homecoming • NOV. 19 - Jazz Band

Concert • NOV. 22 - Thanksgiving break begins; Mission trip departs for Washington, D.C. • DEC. 1 - Students return • DEC. 5 - Final exams begin • DEC. 8 - Concert Band & Choir Concert in Boonville • DEC. 13 - Christmas break begins • JAN. 6 - January term begins

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Internships bring variety, experience for CMU students By JAMIE GISBURNE


As the hustle and bustle of school comes to an end, most students are excited to let loose over the summer and spend three months in complete relaxation and soak up some sun by the pool. Although most students couldn’t dare think about work, others decided to spend their summer getting ahead and working a summer internship. Sophie Wilensky, a senior communication major, was in the retail management development program for Nordstrom in Dallas. “I basically was shadowing the everyday tasks of a retail manager,” Wilensky stated. She wasn’t alone in interning. According to Professor Collin Brink, who helps students majoring in communication set-up internships, CMU students interned all over the country, from Fayette and Mid-Missouri to as far away Texas and California. Although most students would think that an internship might be boring and having to be spent all day at a desk, there’s a variety of different and interesting jobs that

could keep students excited about their work. Senior Communication major Zach Canote interned for Zimmer Radio and for KMIZ-TV in Columbia. About working for the radio station, Canote stated, “My job was the mediator for the sound board, whenever commentators are at a site calling the game and they’re ready to go to commercial break, I was the guy that switches it from the commentators to the commercials and then back to the commentators whenever they came back on.” Some students received multiple benefits from working long and hard hours. Adriana Romero, a senior double majoring in communication and business who interned for Nokia in Sunnyvale, Calif. “I was overloaded with Nokia products and I also did a demo model with the new Lumia 1020 before it hit stores,”she said. In addition to gaining valuable experience, some students are able to walk away with a portfolio of work from their internship. Jessica Travlos, a senior double majoring in English and communication, interned for the

public relations office at CMU. Travlos stated: “By the end of the summer I was able to put together a portfolio to represent my work. This portfolio will be a great foundation for starting a professional portfolio when I begin my career search.” Along with these benefits, some students were able to get paid for their internships. Canote was paid during his internship at KMIZ-TV, Wilensky was paid for her internship at Nordstrom, and Romero was paid for her internship at Nokia. So it’s possible to get paid and earn credit. “I got paid and earned credit and I am able to do so again this fall,” Canote stated. With multiple reasons on why internships are a “must do” for any college student, one main reason is the student gets to see what it’s like to work in the real world. “I think an internship is a great way to know if that’s really something that you want to do, even if it’s just being in that environment for a couple of months,” said Elise Schreiber, a senior communication major who interned as a Student Ministries As-

sistant for the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City. With internships comes working under a boss who often will teach students what kind of hard work is needed for that job. With the work, students also learn what an employee in a given position does daily, which can help lay the groundwork for ones own job in the future. “I really learned the ins and outs of retail, but I never realized how hard it is to be a manager after shadowing mine this summer. I have a whole new view,” Wilensky said. She adds: “I learned that if I want to make this a career then it’s going to be a lot of hard work buts it’s going to be satisfying at the same time.” Even if a person finds out that his or her internship at a job isn’t right, it’s still possible to get a reference letter from the boss which can provide a gateway into the next job. “I think it’s the key way to get a job when you graduate, even if it’s not with the company. You can still network your way through them and they’ll be a great reference,” Wilensky said. Another student used her in-

ternship to discover what she didn’t want to do. Stazhia Pleasant, a senior communication major, interned at KSDK-TV in St. Louis. Even though she didn’t enjoy the fast-paced nature of the news business, she feels like she made some good professional contacts in St. Louis and she decided to get more experience in video production this semester through a directed study course. Internships are a key way to know exactly what’s needed in the field chosen. They can help people build their job resume and get other jobs in the future. “I think internships are important because they expose you to what the real world is like,” Romero said. “It’s great to experience an internship to ensure that you could be happy working in your selected field of study.” Did you intern this summer? If so, we want to hear from you for future articles. Please email The Collegian’s editor at or the faculty advisor at cbrink@

View the night skies at historic Morrison Observatory Guided sessions on Thursdays in September, October and November

Students and Central Missouri residents are invited to view the universe at any of several guided sessions on Thursday evenings at the historic Morrison Observatory operated by Central Methodist University in Fayette. All sessions are free and open to the general public from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: September 12, 19, 26, and October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7. CMU Professors Larry Peery and Kendal Clark, along with members of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association and CMU students, will conduct the viewing sessions, provide tours and comment on historical highlights of the facility. Hands-on science activities also will be provided in the observatory classroom. Visitors will be able to use the telescopes for viewing, weather permitting. The planets Venus and Saturn will be in western skies through early October. The moon will be visible in the evening sky on September 12 and 19 and October 10 and 17. Visitors will also be

able to view selected star clusters, double stars and nebula. The observatory is located 504 Park Road in northwestern Fayette (65248), across from the Fayette City Park and swimming pool. Exit west on Besgrove Street from the intersection of Highways 5 and 240 and go approximately two blocks to Park Road and turn left; the observatory is on the right a short distance from the turn. For additional information about the observatory, viewing sessions or directions, contact Dr. Larry Peery, director of the observatory, by (preferably) e-mail at or call 660-248-6371, or Dr. Kendal Clark, assistant professor of physics, at or call 660-248-6383. The Morrison Observatory, which is celebrating its 138th anniversary this year, features a 12inch Clark refractor and a 10-inch reflecting telescope. The observatory was originally located in Glasgow and acquired by Central Methodist in 1927 and moved to its current location in 1935.

Officially arrives on September 22

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Harris leads Lindenwood-Belleville to victory in CMU football opener

Lindenwood-Belleville scored 36 unanswered points and Kameron Harris rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Lynx to a 42-16 victory over Central Methodist on Thursday at Davis Field. “They really came out and put it to us in the running game in the second half,” Central Methodist head coach Jody Ford said. “They physically beat us up front. We just didn’t get it done.” The Eagles, running a new spread offense, controlled the flow of the contest in the first two quarters, racking up 206 yards of total offense on 48 plays. Central Methodist (0-1) quarterback Kaleb Borghardt found receiver Jamall Williams on the third play from scrimmage for a 59-yard gain. The Eagles drove to the Lindenwood-Belleville (20) one-yard line but were unable to come away with points. Central Methodist’s defense forced a quick three-and-out and started its next series at its own 45. Eleven plays later, kicker Ezequiel Rivera connected on a 44-yard field goal to give the Green and Black a 3-0 edge. The Lynx answered with a 14play, 75-yard scoring drive. Quarterback Kerry Gibson plunged across the goal line from one-yard out to make the score 6-3 towards the end of the first 15 minutes. Central Methodist regained the lead with 3:36 to go in the first half. Running back Maurice Coon took a handoff up the middle and sprinted 14 yards to paydirt, giving the Eagles a 10-6 upper hand. However, Gibson found receiver Dylan Bradley two minutes later from 18 yards out for the first of two touchdown receptions on the night. A two-point conversion attempt

failed, and the Lynx took a 12-10 lead into halftime. After Lindenwood-Belleville linebacker T.J. Onstott recorded a safety five minutes into the third quarter, Harris scored an eightyard rushing touchdown with 3:01 on the clock to give the Lynx a 21-10 advantage. Lindenwood-Belleville scored three

taled 42 yards on the ground on 10 carries with one touchdown, while running back Jeremiah Clemon had 11 carries for 51 yards and one score. “We really feed off of negative-yardage plays and we didn’t get very many of those tonight,” Ford said. “We weren’t able to penetrate and get in the backfield. To their

more touchdowns before receiver Shawn Whitley took a lateral on an option run from Borghardt and turned the play into a sevenyard touchdown with 1:25 left in the game. The Lynx totaled 321 of their 418 yards of total offense on the ground. In addition to Harris’ 232 yards and two scores, Gibson to-

credit, Harris did a great job of running downhill.” Gibson was 11-of-18 passing for 97 yards and two touchdowns, both going to Bradley. Bradley led the Lindenwood-Belleville receiving corps with six catches for 68 yards. Onstott and Sheehan each had nine tack-

les and 1.5 tackles for loss. The Eagles racked up 362 yards of total offense. Coon carried 12 times for a teamhigh 50 yards and one touchdown. Running back Francois Matthews had seven carries for 37 yards, and Borghardt came up with 10 rushes for 26 yards. Whitley carried twice for 10 yards and one score. Borghardt was 17-of-29 through the air for a career-high 202 yards. Backup Eagles’ signal caller Nicholas Stephens played the last series of the first half, going 3-of-6 for 21 yards. Central Methodist receiver Paul Stevens led the squad with six catches for 86 yards. Williams had 66 yards on two receptions, including the 59 yarder. Receiver Kris Denton had 35 yards on five grabs. Skyler Jameson registered a team-high nine stops from his safety position before leaving the game with a leg injury. Defensive back Collin Teal and safety Ryan Restemayer each had eight tackles. Defensive lineman Tama Hugo came up with one sack and a forced fumble to go along with six tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Hugo and defensive lineman Taylor Combs had one quarterback hurry apiece. Ford said his team struggled to battle through fatigue, especially in the second half. “We have to get in a little better condition than what we’re in,” Ford said. “We’ve got to take care of our bodies because of all the cramps that were happening (during the game).” Central Methodist travels to Bethel College next Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

CMU team sweeps Eagle Invitational last Saturday


Central Methodist’s cross country teams started their seasons off in style Saturday morning, dominating the fields at the Eagle Invitational. The meet, the first of two tune-up meets for the Eagles, gave the athletes a break from the monotony of practice and gave several competitors their first taste of collegiate competition. “It went well,” Eagles’ headcoach Chris Sandefur said. “Both teams looked very comfortable. We’re right at the correct level of

fitness for this time of year.” Junior Hailey Breusch led the Eagle women across the line, completing the 2.25 mile course in a time of 14:15.43, just three-hundredths of a second ahead of her sophomore teammate Emily Nealley. Senior Elise Schreiber, freshman Allyson Ng, freshman Megan Greener and senior Adriana Romero finished in spots four through seven. Freshman Rachel Howieson rounded out the Eagles’ scorers as the team’s seventh finisher, 11th

overall. Sophomore Eagle Cris Renteria took the men’s top spot, followed closely by teammate and fellow sophomore Tyler Meierarend. Renteria’s covered the 5K course in a time of 16:54.74. Meierarend crossed the line in 16:54.93. Sophomore Brett Davis, junior Ryan Farrell and freshman Brennan Cape finished in spots five through seven. Sophomores Zach Feurt and Ryan Dickson finished sixth and seven for the Eagles, 10th and

11th overall. “It’s a really good feeling,” said Sandefur, speaking about his women’s team. “We were top-25 (nationally) last year and we’re better this year.” Sandefur said he was impressed by the performances of Ng and Greener, two freshman who he said stepped up big. “They’re doing a good job of filling the spots of some seniors we lost,” he added. On the men’s side, Sandefur described Renteria and Meierar-

end as two special runners. “Cris and Tyler are definitely on a different level than most runners in this area,” Sandefur said. “It’s amazing to see them be able to work together. They’re good leaders for this team.” Sandefur added that Cape’s seventh-overall finish was a pleasant surprise and said that he was also very pleased with Farrell. “Ryan really had a really good summer. He’s feeling very confident.”

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Eagles soccer drops matches to Missouri Baptist

Two Joe Wonsewith secondhalf goals propelled Missouri Baptist to a 2-1 decision over Central Methodist on Tuesday evening, Sept. 3, at Davis Field. The Eagles dominated possession and tempo of the match despite playing a man down for the final 52:57, outshooting the Spartans 22-9. However, Missouri Baptist (3-0-1) finally capitalized on its one-man advantage in the 74th minute when Wonsewith found the back of the net from six yards out. Ricardo Valsien answered for Central Methodist (1-2) in the 86th minute, kicking a deflected ball from seven yards out across the goal line for his first goal of the season. Wonsewith gave the Spartans the game-winning goal 1:03 later, gathering a long clear and bounce before striking the ball from 20 yards out for his sixth goal of 2013. Daniel Vieira led all Eagles’ players with three shots on goal. Valsien had two, including one goal. Goalkeeper Corbin Rodriguez (3-0-1) made six saves for Missouri Baptist in 90 minutes. Central Methodist netminder Carlos Ribera (1-2) had three

saves after playing the entire match. Central Methodist held the edge in corner kicks, six to one. The game was marred with cautions. Each team had two players receive yellow cards and one player ejected. ******** Argell London scored the only goal of Tuesday’s contest at Davis Field in the third minute, leading Missouri Baptist to a 1-0 victory over Central Methodist. London took a feed from the Spartans’ Megan Huffman and put the ball in the back of the net from eight yards out for the game-winner. Despite being down for most of the match, the Eagles controlled the pace of the game, outshooting Missouri Baptist (21-1), 17-12. Central Methodist (1-2) junior Shak Salandy led all Eagle players with two shots on goal. Nicki Noreen and Kelsey Vanzant each had one shot on goal. Spartan goalkeeper Sam Schulze (2-1-1) made four saves in 90 minutes of work. Goalkeeper Meredith Brick (1-2) recorded five saves, going the distance for the Green and Black.

In an earlier Eagle win, Julia Weber (10) totaled 13 kills against Saint Mary of Kansas.

CMU volleyball improves to 7-1 KANSAS CITY - Central Methodist women’s volleyball improved to 7-1 this season after winning its fifth straight match Saturday, setting up a showdown for first place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 10, when the Eagles host undefeated and No. 8-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) in Puckett Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. The Green and Black defeated McPherson (Kan.) and Avila (Mo.) on the final day of Avila’s Eagle Invitational, with each match victory coming in four games. Central Methodist defeated McPherson by scores of 27-25, 23-25, 25-19 and 26-24. The Eagles defeated Avila in a non-conference match by

scores of 25-10, 25-20, 23-25 and 25-11. Central Methodist’s Jennifer Long (16) and Jordan Jackson (13) combined for 29 kills against McPherson. Andrea Lopez came up with 20 digs. Melody Hanson’s double-double (13 digs, 24 assists) was followed by Kylie Melkersman’s seven digs and 15 assists. Melkersman also had four of the team’s five service aces. Against Avila, Long had a double-double, drilling a career-high 19 kills to go along with 15 digs. Jackson and Julia Weber each had 12 kills. Lopez led the defensive charge with 21 digs. Hanson posted her third straight double-double with 13 digs and 28 assists. Melkersman had eight digs and 15 assists.

CMU awarded $1,500 to promote health Central Methodist University received a grant in the amount of $1,500 from ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironmental changE). The funds will be used to further implement wellness and tobacco cessation initiatives on campus. Vanessa Dorman (left), Associate Director of the Boonslick Heartland YMCA, hands the check to Becky Kendrick, Director of Human Resources. Dorman and Tony Cook, Clinical Instructor and Nurse Practitioner with University Physicians, are on the ACHIEVE Board. The Boonslick Heartland YMCA received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and is working together with the Howard County Health and Wellness Council to advance the nation’s efforts to prevent chronic diseases and related risk factors through ACHIEVE.

Eagles in action against Missouri Baptist.

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Off campus living:

One CMU student’s opinion and preferred solutions

Salum Stutzer and Ken Oliver explain why off campus living is the way it is


The rules are clearly stated in the CMU handbook and website in order to live off campus you must be: 21 years of age before the start of the semester, enrolled in the fifth year of full-time undergraduate study, living with parents within 30 miles of the campus, married or the custodial parent of a minor child or, a transfer student to CMU that has attempted and passed four semester of full-time academic credit. According to Assistant Dean of Student Development Salum Stutzer the rules are set this way for a reason. He stated that students who live on campus tend to have higher success rates than those who reside off campus. Additionally, because Central Methodist is a dry campus, living on campus keeps students more safe. The last part of that statement I agree with — students do need to be kept safe, but students also need their opinions to be heard. The rules have been established this way for quite some time now, but isn’t it time to take into account what the CMU students who reside on campus have to say? When researching why Central Methodist has these rules, I went both to Stutzer and Vice President for Institutional Growth and Student Engagement Ken Oliver. I asked why we have the current guidelines for off-campus living and, if they ever foresee them changing in the future. Stutzer stated: “We want students to besuccessful and the data suggests that students succeed more when residing on campus rather than those who commute or reside off campus.” Funny thing though; Research on this subject is inconclusive. University of Wisconsin Sociologist, Ruth Lopez Turley, published a study looking at students’ liv-

ing situations—on campus, off campus with family, or off campus without family and how these factors affected their first year grades. Turley stated: “What I found was, after you control for all the factors you would expect to play a role, there isn’t a statistically significant difference. But the fact is, the types of students who live on campus are very different from those who don’t — they’re much more advantaged socioeconomically.” Interesting. Another question I posed was: Why are these guidelines dependent on one’s age and not on how many years a student has spent at Central? Why not make off campus living contingent on academic standing: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. Stutzer responded: “Students these days are starting college at a much younger age and maturity wise, students still have a lot to learn. Progress, from a data stand point, tells us that maturity isn’t reached until the age of 21, It all boils down to maturity level.” When asked about the issue of transfer students being able to reside off campus even though they are under the age of 21, Oliver said: “Transfer students must complete 48 credit hours, from a maturity standpoint, those students are typically already 21, they’re seasoned, and they’ve adjusted to those extra responsibilities from living off campus at other universities.” Although I agree with Stutzer and Oliver’s comments on maturity level, I can’t help but wonder what makes the age of 21 the deciding factor in living off campus. In some instances there are CMU students under 21 that work multiple jobs, pay their own bills, and go to school, all while maintaining admirable grades. Conversely, there are transfer students who struggle to pass some of their classes.

Oliver also notes that living off campus has a great deal to do with Central being a residential university and needing to please trustees. “We believe that students who reside in the resident halls are also learning more about working with other students,” Oliver said. “The work with problems, such as roommate issues, so we feel like we can educate our students more if they live on campus in our residential areas.” Oliver also noted: “We aren’t a public institution, so we have parameters of what the trustees would like us to do.” When asked about Central building off campus apartments, like most universities have, Oliver replied: “We have looked into apartment complexes, but before we start looking into new buildings we have to fill our resident halls to capacity.” Stutzer also commented on this matter by saying, “I anticipate in the next two to four years we will be putting shovels in the ground and building some apartment complexes.” After talking to numerous CMU students about off campus living guidelines, it became apparent that many agree on wanting the choice to live off campus after their freshman year. Most also agree on the idea that the rules should be done by years spent at Central rather than age. Should the Board of Trustees take into account the student’s opinion? I think so. Students understand the board and the staff want to keep students safe and for us to succeed, but as students, we should have input as to where we are required to live and how we are living. With all of this being said, I want to propose a couple alternative solutions that would meet the needs of both staff and students. First, if we are really concerned with success rates we should have campus apartments. Let’s re-renovate dormitories we have

(Sophie) sticated Style

By Sophie Wilensky -


The Cronut The cronut craze has arrived! This new and surprisingly delicious phenomenon is spreading not only across America, but around the world as well. For those of you that don’t know what a cronut is, it is a mix between a croissant and a donut. This summer in New York City, I was introduced to the cronut and it was immediately an amazing partnership. I mean who wouldn’t enjoy a warm, sweet, sugary and delectable pastry melting in their mouth early in the morning? It is truly the best way to say “good morning” to yourself, a friend or maybe even a foe. The unique pastry comes in many different fla-

vors from regular glaze, to blackberry, to s’mores to banana caramel, to name a few Cronut shops are popping up in every major city allowing you to have easy access to the amazing creation. If the line has five people or 300 people trying a cronut will be a life changing experience for your taste buds. I deeply encourage everyone to treat your taste buds to a magical experience they truly deserve.

Xoxo Sophie Wilensky “Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul” –Dorothy Day

now, or build new complexes similar to apartment villages we see around other university campuses, and allow students the opportunity to experience living on their own. Life with multiple roommates, paying rent, utilities, cooking, and so forth will only help build responsibility while still remaining close to campus and all its available resources. Secondly, let’s make off campus living qualifications by “years spent at Central,” not by credits. Once you become a junior (when the majority of students are turning 21 anyway), you have the opportunity to live off campus. The fact of the matter remains that students feel penalized for having late birthdays. Oliver expressed his concern on this topic by saying, “I hate saying no to the students, but I have a responsibility to uphold with the school to go by the rules.” As a student, I understand the policies have to be upheld to a standard and the rules must be followed, but I think it’s about time to revise the rules though and make them more objective to the students who have to live by them. Students want to have the freedom of living on their own or living with their friends. College is about getting that kind of experience, and in my opinion, Central is denying us that experience. It’s time to start finding ways we can keep students here at CMU and by amending these guidelines I know we will see positive results. Any questions, comments, or other viewpoints on this subject are always appreciated and valued. E-mail us at or tweet us @ TCollegian!

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SGA Sept. 3 highlights • SGA budget report: $15,300 • Flu Shots will be given this month • This year’s Homecoming Theme “Superhero” and groups need to have their superhero picked ASAP. Homecoming weekend is Oct. 25-27. • For those wanting to “Go Greek,” Bid Night is Sept. 27; look out for rushes. • SGA passed a motion to purchase a $500 piece of art from the university’s Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art in honor of CMU President Roger Drake. Kelly Petersen

Heading this year’s CMU Student Government Association are President: Geofrey Bilabaye and Vice President: Tabatha Hoback

Ron Atteberry receives Opus Award for composition

Ron Atteberry

Ron Atteberry, assistant professor of music at Central Methodist University, has been honored with the Opus Award by the Missouri Choral Directors Association (MCDA), according to Dr. Dori Waggoner, dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music at CMU. The Opus Award is presented annually to a Missouri composer for the most outstanding choral composi-

Lots of Pep!

tion. Dr. Atteberry was honored for his “Mass for the Common Man,” which was premiered last spring by the CMU Conservatory Singers, which Atteberry directs. “I was completely surprised and extremely grateful to my Missouri choral colleagues for selecting Mass for the Common Man for this honor,” Atteberry said. “The composition was a labor of love. I’m indebt-

ed to my choir students for their contributions to its performance.” The criteria for the award include that it must exemplify the highest standard of choral music composition and must be a totally original composition. The MCDA state Repertoire and Standards Chairs serve as the selection committee in a blind review of submissions. Atteberry wrote the mass

as partial fulfillment of the doctorate of sacred music degree, which he received in May from the Graduate Theological Foundation. “Ron is a gifted composer,” observed Waggoner, “whose music is engaging and beautiful. It is no surprise that he was honored by the Missouri Choral Directors Association for his work. We are fortunate to have him working with our

CMU students.” In addition to the 69-member Conservatory Singers, Atteberry also directs The Church Street Boys of 16 young men, among other vocal groups on campus. He joined the faculty in 2010. Atteberry has a master of science in education degree from Missouri State University and a bachelor of science in education degree from Southwest Baptist University.

CMU’S MARCHING BAND, cheerleaders and flag corps kick-off the university’s football season with a pep rally in front of the Howard County Courthouse Thursday evening, Sept. 5. Additional photo on Page 1.

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