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T he C ollegian Central Methodist University • Fayette, Mo.

Vol. 141 • No. 2

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

One of the biggest celebrations of the year at Central Methodist University, Homecoming 2012, promises to be even more festive this year thanks to the rededication of its newly-renovated Classic Hall. Activities commence on Friday, Oct. 12, with a variety of alumni-related events, a pep rally, and the annual Homecoming theatrical production. Most activities for Homecoming — with a theme of ‘90s TV Shows —will happen on Saturday, Oct. 13, with more occurring on Sunday. Alumni reunions will be held for the CMU classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, and 2007. Saturday highlights include the annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Fayette, starting at 10 a.m.; the re-dedication of Classic Hall on the south end of the CMU campus at 11 a.m.; the annual Homecoming football game featuring the CMU Eagles against Graceland University at 1 p.m.; an Eagle soccer doubleheader against Avila, with the women at 5 p.m. and the men at 7:30; a 7 p.m. showing of the movie “The FlyBoys”, whose executive producer is CMU alumnus Lisle Moore Jr., class of ‘67; and the theatrical production (“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday events are highlighted by an open house and reception in the new Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, now located in Classic Hall, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and featuring “Shades of Americana: Paintings from the Collection of Glenn (‘51) and Veronica Cox.” Also, the final

performance of the play at 1:30 p.m. in The Little Theatre. A partial schedule of Homecoming-related events follows. For the full schedule, go to and click on Homecoming 2012, or call Heather Carlton at 877-268-1854, ext. 56234. Friday, Oct. 12 •9 a.m.-4 p.m. Alumni registration, Student and Community Center; also, Alumni College (guests can sit in on select CMU classes) •3 p.m. Alumni/student forum: alumni will share sto-

of Americana: Paintings from the Collection of Glenn (‘51) and Veronica Cox,” first floor of Classic Hall •Noon-3 p.m. Stephens Museum open, second floor of T. Berry Smith Hall •1 p.m. Football, CMU vs. Graceland, Davis Field •Post-game – Paul Montemurro Award plaque unveiling, Classic Hall – Alumni gathering at historic home of Braxton and Judy Rethwisch on Spring Street. — The annual Schluckebier event on the square outside Emmet’s Kitchen & Tap. •5 p.m. Women’s soccer, CMU vs. Avila, Davis Field •7 p.m. Movie The FlyBoys, Stedman Hall •7:30 p.m. Men’s soccer, CMU vs. Avila, Davis Field •7:30 p.m. Theatrical production “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” CMU Little Theatre Sunday, Oct. 14 •10:30 a.m. Worship services, Linn Memorial; all CMU choir alumni are invited to join in singing “Beautiful Savior” •1:30 p.m. Theatrical production I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change •1:30-4:30 p.m. Open house and reception, AshbyHodge Gallery in Classic Hall, and exhibition “Shades of Americana: Paintings from the Collection of Glenn (‘51) and Veronica Cox.”

Theme: ‘90s TV Shows ries of their days at Central, and students will talk about campus life today. Eagle Lounge/SACC. •5:30-7:30 p.m. Alumni Reunion social hour, Emmet’s Kitchen and Tap on the square in downtown Fayette. •7:30 p.m. Theatrical production “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” •9:30 p.m. Homecoming Pep Rally, Puckett Fieldhouse Saturday, Oct. 13 •10 a.m. Homecoming Parade, downtown Fayette •11 a.m. Rededication of Classic Hall, Washburn Plaza. A tailgate lunch follows on the Howard-Payne Hall lawn adjacent to Classic; Classic will also be open for viewing until 1 p.m. •11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m Ashby-Hodge Gallery, “Shades

Classic rededication signals rebirth of iconic structure By JOE JEFFERIES Collegian Reporter Renovation of Central Methodist’s Classic Hall is almost complete. The three-story building will house much of CMU’s fine arts division including new practice rooms, faculty offices, rehearsal spaces, and the AshbyHodge Gallery of American Art. Classes already have begun on the first two-floors, and faculty members Dr. Joe Geist and Dr. Claude Westfall are now moving into their new offices. Classic’s 100-year history adds to its character and charm, however it has created some

snares along the way. “It was just one thing after the other,” said Julee Sherman, Central’s vicepresident for finance and administration. “It seemed like as we dealt with one problem we unearthed after another.” The building was plagued with unforeseen structural problems that needed to be solved prior to its use including bowing walls and issues with floors and ceilings. “We wanted to do it right,” added Sherman. Landscaping was recently completed giving the outside of Classic an uplifting new look. Sherman said she is excited to see (Continued on Page 2)

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Annual Band Day is this Saturday More than 40 bands will tune-up

The Fayette streets and the CMU football field will be alive with music from mid-morning through early evening this coming Saturday, Oct. 6. Central Methodist University’s annual Band Day is a nonstop musical event enjoyed by all. This year Band Day, sponsored by CMU’s Swinney Conservatory of Music, will bring 41 high school bands to compete in street, field, color guard, and/or drum lines. The parade of 36 street bands, led by the CMU Marching Eagles, begins at 9 a.m., wending its way down Church Street and around the Courthouse Square. Field competition for the 20 entrants begins at 12:45 p.m. on Da-

vis Field. Inside Puckett Field House, drum lines and color guards overlap other competitions. Drum line competition begins at 10:15 a.m. and color guard at 11 a.m. Two awards ceremonies will take place. The first, at 4:15 p.m., will announce the winners of Class 1 and 2 awards, as well as Class 3 street awards. The second awards event, following the field performance of the CMU band at 6:30, is slated for 6:45 p.m. Presentations will be for Class 3 field, drum line and color guard competitions; and all awards for

Classes 4 and 5. Scheduled to perform in one or more of the competitions are the following bands: • Class 1: Brashear HS, DeKalb HS, Glasgow HS, Keytesville R-III, Leeton R-X, North Shelby HS, Orrick HS, Polo R-VII HS, and Santa Fe HS. • Class 2: Belle HS, Fayette HS, Gallatin R-V, Knox County R-I, New Franklin HS, Paris HS, Salisbury R-IV HS, Smithton HS, Stoutland HS, Sweet Springs HS, Tipton HS, and Westran HS. • Class 3: Blair Oaks HS, California HS, Centralia HS,

Dixon HS, Hallsville HS, Holden HS, Lafayette County C-1 (Higginsville), Macon HS, Sherwood HS, South Callaway R-II, and Southern Boone County. • Class 4: Boonville HS, Fulton HS, School of the Osage HS, St. Clair HS, and Warrensburg HS. • Class 5: Hannibal HS, Lebanon HS, Raymore-Peculiar HS, and Waynesville HS. Both street and field competitions begin with the smallest class bands (class 1) and work up through the largest bands (class 5). Seven schools (from Classes 3 and 4) are slated to perform in all four individual events.

Rebirth of iconic structure

the project reach its conclusion. Much of Classic is dedicated to CMU’s Music Department. “Everything is going to be better,” smiled Dr. Dori Waggoner, dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music. She explained there are new and bigger practice rooms with better sound, a new band room with more space and better acoustics, and a dedicated choir room for CMU’s choirs. Each floor has been designed with the sounds of music in mind. Classic will also house offices for two members of the music faculty—Dr. Claude Westfall and Prof. Skip Vandelicht. The rest of the faculty will remain located in the conservatory building. Rehearsal spaces in the new building are designed down to the last detail, with acoustics in mind. Floors are constructed of bamboo over a layer of felt to prevent sound-bleed to lower floors while also providing a better sound within the space itself. Wall studs from floor-to-floor are designed so as not to line up, this to discourage the passage of sound vibrations throughout the building. Additionally, the building’s heating and air conditioning system has been designed using oversized ductwork to produce a zero-sound effect allowing for quieter, more focused rehearsal. The structure has geothermal heating and cooling and so today functions as a modern (and green) building while still looking the part of the history it represents. The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art will also be housed in Classic. The new gallery is described as an absolute work of art comprised of three individual spaces — perfect for displaying the gallery’s permanent collec-

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tion as well as visiting shows. Features new to the gallery include versatile new lighting fixtures that will allow the gallery to display any art works and a state-of-the-art security system to protect the pieces inside. Curator Joe Geist noted that he is also excited about the new storage facilities for the gallery’s permanent collection—space enough to store from 150 to 200 paintings at a This New Mexico scene titled “Town” will be among those paintings on time. display for the first showing in the “new” Ashby-Hodge Gallery of AmerThe galican Art housed in the renovated Classic Hall. This opening exhibition lery’s opening is titled, “Shades of Americana: Paintings from the Collection of Glenn show, “Shades of Americana,” (‘51) and Veronica Cox.” The exhibit will be on display following the will begin SatClassic Hall rededication ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 13, and again the urday, Oct. 13 following day with an open house and reception set for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Homecoming) with a grand A resident of Bartlesville, Okla., Glenn Cox is the retired CEO of the opening and rePhillips Petroleum Co. and the president of CMU’s Board of Trustees. ception the following day. of the Board of Trustees; the to answer questions and assist Dedication for the newly ren- Rev. Lucas Endicott, CMU chap- visitors. ovated Classic Hall also will be lain and senior minister of Linn The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of held Oct. 13, with ceremonies set Memorial UMC and Saint Paul American Art will remain open to begin at 11 a.m. following the UMC; CMU Alumni Association until 4:30 for visitors, and will Homecoming parade. President president Judith Rethwisch ‘65, have a reception on Sunday afMarianne Inman, whose vision and senior Kristen Bailey, presi- ternoon when the Gallery will be led the way for the Classic Re- dent of the Student Government open 1:30-4:30 p.m. naissance Campaign, will high- Association. Lunch will be available for light the dedication by addressing As new residents of Classic, purchase Saturday on the area the crowd and cutting the ribbon. the Chorale will sing and the in front of Howard-Payne Hall Additional speakers will in- CMU Marching Band will play. from 11:30 1:30 p.m. The clude Dr. Tad Perry ‘65, vice After the program is complete, cost is $7.50 for adults, $3 for chairman of the Board of Trust- the building will be open to the ages 6 to10. ees; Janet Jacobs ‘77, member public. Guides will be posted

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Central’s cafeteria equation

By JULIE FRIEM Collegian Reporter If you have never walked into the CMU cafeteria and thought to yourself, “What’s in this line? Nothing. Well, what’s in that line? Oh, hamburgers, again… I guess I will just stick to off-brand cereal,” then you have not gone to CMU long enough to realize that the cafeteria is not nearly worth the $1,700 we pay for it each year. Honestly, are they trying to beat McDonald’s for the record of hamburgers served every day? What you will hear most often from students is that they would really appreciate more variety. To answer student demands, they have opened the ‘World Beat’ section more often and they have introduced the new pizza calzones, which are huge improvements; however, it’s difficult for students’ voices to be heard when they feel that faculty will not listen to them. President Inman wrote a letter praising Fresh Ideas on their website saying, “They have demonstrated their ability to accomplish goals and accommodate students’ tastes.” Nonetheless, there seems to be a clear communication gap between student opinions and those who actually make the decisions. There are few healthy options, and the foods that they have changed; the ice cream and the calzones are not a step in the right direction. Food has an impact on our physical health and our mental well being,


EVERY TUESDAY 10 A.M. 4TH FLOOR OF THE SACC This is the biggest thing we do! We meet for 45 minutes every Tuesday morning in the Student Center. Chapel begins around 10 a.m. with a welcome and announcements, then continues with songs, prayer, and a short sermon. Last year, we had about 70 students, faculty, and staff joined every week for chapel. Forty-five minutes to get a little closer with God and others - who wouldn’t want to be a part of that! Meghan Barton

and we can make the correct choices of what to nourish our bodies with, but Fresh Ideas offers a very disappointing scope of food. Aside from the product of Fresh Ideas, we also have to take the staff into account — some of them feel like the students mistreat them. We must remember that they are people too. Why should we make their job any harder on them? How hard can it be to say please and thank you? Plus, a few of them admitted to giving bigger portions to those who are genuinely polite. And these workers are not the ones who choose the food, so complaining to them does nothing. There is a suggestion box right by the mints that they rely on heavily for new ideas. On a brighter note, while interviewing part of the student staff, they were all impressed on how clean it was in the kitchen. They said, “I would have stopped eating in the café a long time ago if it was even remotely dirty”. Another fun fact is that most of the food, besides what you would assume comes from a box (chicken strips, hamburgers), is freshly cooked by the staff that come in at nearly 6 a.m. to


begin its preparation. They make their own salsa, bake the chicken, and make the pasta, which I’m sure not a lot of people know. Both sides of the cafeteria equation are at fault in some way, and we will always

have complaints. We just need to keep bringing attention to the subject, and work together as a school to improve Central’s over all dining experience.

Private schools give state a boost

The following originally appeared in the Sept. 16, 2012, issue of the Columbia Daily Tribune. ***** The headline “Higher ed’s future looks bleak” on Bob Roper’s Sept. 9 column caught my eye. This title appeared to doom all of higher education, yet the column focused solely on the University of Missouri, an institution and a system that certainly merit support from all Missouri residents. At the same time, Missourians need to be aware of the exceptional public good provided — at no public cost beyond financial assistance to deserving individual students — by our state’s independent sector of higher education. Although private institutions face many of the same challenges Roper cited in his thoughtful ar-

ticle, I am much more bullish on the future of higher education in Missouri, challenges notwithstanding. Indeed, if Missouri is to flourish economically, a strong system of private and public higher education is essential. According to the most recent Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, published last month, 42.4 percent of all higher education enrollments in Missouri are at independent (or private) two- and four-year colleges and universities. This is far higher than the national average of 24 percent and the highest, to my knowledge, of any of the 50 states. Further, four-year public institutions in Missouri enroll 32.5 percent of the total, and four-year private institutions account for 39.6 percent of the total. Four numbers provide evi-

dence of the strength of the independent sector of higher education in our state: more than 40 percent of total enrollment and 50 percent of all degrees awarded annually; and, at the graduate level, 60 percent of enrollments and 70 percent of all degrees granted. I would suggest that among the reasons so many students choose independent colleges and universities are high-quality courses and programs that are in demand, convenience of locations and scheduling, smaller classes, intensely personal attention and caring for each student, shorter time to degree, and yes, even cost. Despite the disparity between the published tuitions for public and private institutions, independent-sector institutions contribute significant amounts of their

own resources to making college accessible and affordable for a broad range of students. Further, many independent institutions enroll a larger proportion of first-generation, minority, rural and high-financial-need students than do some of the public colleges and universities. Missouri should celebrate all of its institutions of higher education, public and private. In discussions of “higher education” in our state, however, it is always important to point out the number and diversity of institutions — public and private, twoyear, four-year and graduate-level — along with the great public good provided by all sectors.

Dr. Alan Gravano will present poetry at CMU this Thursday A poetry reading by Dr. Alan J. Gravano will be presented this Thursday, Oct. 4, from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the CMU campus. The noon reading is free and open to the public, sponsored by CMU’s Cultural Affairs Committee. Gravano has a master’s of fine arts in poetry and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Miami, Fla. His poems have appeared in many journals,

including Review Americana: A Literary Journal, Gulf Stream: South Florida’s Literary Current, Ellipsis, and Voices in Italian Americana. He has published two essays on Don DeLillo, most recently “New York in Don DeLillo?s Novels,” and is editor of the academic journal, Italian Americana. Gravano teaches composition and literature at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V.

This coming Monday, Oct. 8, is Columbus Day, a legal holiday. Federal, state and county offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery. Banks will be closed. CMU and public schools will have classes as usual.

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Smiley Library – What You Didn’t Know

By JOE JEFFERIES Collegian Reporter

There is a place you can access thousands of materials and excellent resources instantly and easily. No, I’m not talking about your iPhone—I’m talking about all the services offered to you right here on campus in the Smiley Memorial Library. Deep within the confines of Smiley are many exciting and amazing resources for students to use and enjoy. The library offers approximately 75,000 titles to browse, including everything from easy-going young adult novels to dense readings — perfect for a senior thesis. The library also houses many other resources for students including the information commons, computers, study rooms, and the Center for Learning and Teaching. In addition to all the amazing resources that you probably already know about, the library offers many services that often may go unnoticed and/or under used by the students. One of these under-sought resources are the librarians themselves who are a “wealth of knowledge, right here for you,” said Cindy Dudenhöffer, director of Information Resources and Head Librarian at Smiley Library. She notes that librarians are excellent resources which you can use to find anything and everything that might be needed do assist in your academic life. They can help you locate resources and information for scholarly papers, assist you in citing those resources, help you in locating books or campus services, or even just let you know where the location of the rest room. In any case your librarians are there to help! Additionally, the library is connected to other Missouri libraries via the MOBIUS and

QUEST systems. If our library doesn’t have a book, movie, recording, video, score or other material you desire you can simply request the title via the MOBIUS or QUEST catalog systems and have it sent to you for free. These catalogs are available with the other library databases on the CMU website’s Library Resources page, or you can ask a library staffer for help in locating them. Smiley Library also provides students with a wealth of reserve books which can be used for classes. Frequently professors will place textbooks or additional materials to help students succeed in their classes. Dudenhöffer notes that the collection of reserve books the library offers is only going to grow. “We try to provide all the resources we can to make students’ academic lives easier, and the reserve books are an excellent example of that,” said Megan Welker, head library assistant when I asked her about the library’s academic materials. “The library also provides huge amounts of periodicals, journals, and online databases for patrons to use,” she added. Smiley Library has periodicals dating from this month all the way back to the 1800s in its stacks and in the information commons on the main floor. The library also provides web databases, including ProQuest, Lexis-Nexis and many others for student use — each of which provides innumerable quantities of information. (For more information regarding Smiley’s resources, ask any staff member who will be more than happy to answer any questions.) Library personnel, reserve books, and impressive new technologies are not all that’s going on in Cupples Hall. Central’s newly renovated Center for Learning and Teaching is on the first floor of the building. The

CMU’s CUPPLES HALL houses the Smiley Memorial Library. Built in 1899, it originally was a men’s residence hall and in 1928 was converted to library use following the completion of McMurry Hall. A substantial addition was constructed in the late 1960s which also included the adjacent Little Theatre building. Over the years, the library has had innumerable upgrades and improvements, both in the original building and in the addition. center provides tutors for almost every field including religion, accounting, chemistry, and more for your use; a full list of courses and tutors can be found in the center. The newly renovated space also provides a new “feel” to the facility, “It’s wonderful,” spoke Teresa Argent, beaming while I spoke with her about the new space. One of the staffers at the center, Argent said the space was “being used” like she has not seen in her eight years of employment at CMU. She clearly is overjoyed to see the study spaces constantly being used by students and the growth that has come since the center’s move this fall. Staff members aren’t the only one’s excited about the change of mood in the new quarters. “I used

to feel like my study hall hours slowly slid-by in the old space,” noted a sophomore student when asked about his feelings concerning the new center. “Now the space is inviting and I can study down here because I want to, not because I have to,” he said. Those associated with the center hope to see continued expansion and attendance to tutoring sessions to further its mission of assisting in every student’s academic life while at CMU. The library also offers tons of “fun ways” to get involved on campus. There are events to raise awareness about things such as the upcoming “Banned Books Week” or to ensure that students learn about their campus through scavenger hunts which include clues involving CMU, this to

lead you to your final destination. Watch out for posters, e-mails, and other notifications about events such as these. In summation, Smiley Library and Cupples Hall provide students with excellent resources to assist them in their daily academic and social lives. “We want to make sure the library is an accessible and joyful experience for each and every student,” said Cindy Dudenhöffer as we concluded our interview. Next time you’ve got free time stop in and check out all of the resources your library has to offer. There’s a world of information and excitement placed at your fingertips—all you have to do is open the book.

Annual Delta ‘Pi’ fund-raiser brings student involvement and good fun By MEGHAN BARTON Collegian Editor Delta Pi Omega hosted their annual “Delta Pi in the Face” fund raiser Sept. 21. The girls set up shop on Inman Plaza, near the entrance to the Student and Community Center. Passers-by then were “drawn-in” to make a donation so as to be afforded the opportunity to “pie” a Delta in the face. Pies were sold for $2 apiece or $5 for three pies. The sorority has hosted this fund-raising event for five years. Anna Frevert, president of Delta Pi Omega, commented: “It’s a fun way to make money; we

usually make around $100 at each event. It’s a great way to get students and faculty involved to have a good time and get messy. It’s also nice to see so many other Greeks involved and supporting us, as well as other organizations.” This year Salum Stutzer, associate director of campus life, was observed throwing a pie at Delta member Eileen Stacy. The girls unanimously conclude this event provides them with a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for their organization, as well as contributing to campus life. Delta Pi Omega plans to host another “Delta Pi in the face” during the spring semester.

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October Upcoming Events 1 2 12:00 PM - 12:50 -10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Chapel PM -11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Greek Council Banned Books Virtual Readout Meeting 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapel band practice

Don’t forget!

Students are invited to view the universe during weekly guided sessions each Thursday through Nov. 8 at CMU’s historic Morrison Observatory adjacent to the city park north of campus. The observatory will be open from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Nov. 1, and 8, according to Dr. Larry Peery, professor of physics and observatory director.

Preview event will be Oct.12

Current high school students who are interested in seeing what Central Methodist University has to offer have been invited to set aside Friday, Oct. 12, for CMU Preview Day. Guests will learn about the admission process, financial aid and other scholarship information. Faculty members and admission counselors will be available to answer questions regarding enrollment and programs offered. CMU athletic coaches and performing arts directors will also be on hand to discuss various programs and activities. “Central Methodist University adapts the visit to meet the specific needs of the visitor and their family,” noted Larry Anderson, director of admissions. Preview Day is scheduled during CMU’s Homecoming Week, so guests will be sure to see the hustle and bustle of campus. A complimentary lunch and a tour of the campus are included. The day begins with registration at 10 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Student and Community Center. Advance registration is appreciated and can be made online at, or call 660-248-6251 or email admissions@centralmethodist.edufor more information.

9:30 PM - 10:30 PM FIFA Soccer Tournament

-11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eagle Lunch Hour -5:30 PM JV VB vs Graceland HOME -7:00 PM SGA Senate Meetings Stedman 200 -7:00 PM VB vs Graceland - HOME -9:30 PM - 10:30 PM FIFA Soccer Tournament

3 Eagle PRIDE Day



-12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

-7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Science Seminar Campus Ministry -5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bible Study -8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Presidential Election Debate on Big Screen Stedman 200


Cross Country Gary Stoner Invitational - HOME -9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Band Day -1:00 PM Football @ Benedictine College -5:00 PM Womens Soccer @ Benedictine College -6:00 PM Volleyball @ Haskell Indian Nations University also vs. Mid-America Christian University. -7:30 PM Mens Soccer @ Benedictine College

-10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Student Recital

Gaddis Lecture Reception to follow Student and Community Center

-9:30 PM - 10:30 PM FIFA Soccer Tournament

-9:30 PM - 10:30 PM FIFA Soccer Tournament 7 7:00 PM Sunday Night Movie



Columbus Day

-10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Chapel -11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eagle Lunch Hour -5:00 PM - 6:00 PM JV Volleyball vs Missouri Valley – HOME -5:00 PM Womens Soccer @ Missouri Valley -7:30 PM Mens Soccer @ Missouri Valley -7:30 PM Volleyball vs Missouri Valley - HOME -8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Navigators Worship Service

-12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Greek Council Meeting -4:00 PM JV Football @ Kansas Wesleyan U, -6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapel band practice

14 15 -9:00 AM 1:30 PM Golf Team @ Missouri Musical TBA – Valley Fall Little Theatre Invitational, Marshall 7:00 PM Sunday Night Movie

MO -5:00 PM Womens Soccer vs Benedictine U – HOME -6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapel band practice -7:00 PM Volleyball @ Stephens College, -7:30 PM & 10:00 PM City of Angels improvisation

10 Eagle PRIDE Day




-8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Middle School Math & Science Competition

Volleyball @ HannibalLaGrange Tournament, Hannibal MO

-Delta Phi Omega Tea -Volleyball @ HannibalLaGrange Tournament, -11:00 AM Dedication of Classic Hall -1:00 PM Football vs Graceland U Home -3:00 PM Womens Soccer vs Avila University - HOME -7:00 PM Movie: The Fly Boys Stedman 200 -7:30 PM Mens Soccer vs Avila University - HOME -7:30 PM Musical TBA – L:ittle Theatre

-7:00 PM - 9:00 PM -10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Biology Review Student Recital -BI101 -12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Science Seminar

-7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Campus Ministry -5:00 PM Bible Study – Volleyball vs College Of St. Mary – HOME Eagles Nest

-10:00 AM Preview CMU Day -3:00 PM Alumni/Student Forum –Eagle Lounge -7:30 PM Musical TBA – Little Theatre

-7:30 PM Musical TBA –Little Theatre



-9:00 AM Golf Team @ Missouri Valley Fall Invitational, Marshall MO -10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Chapel -11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Eagle Lunch Hour -6:00 PM JV Volleyball vs Wentworth Military Academy – HOME -7:00 PM SGA Senate Meetings -Stedman 200 -8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Eagle PRIDE Day -7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Biology Review -BI101 -9:00 PM Bill Chott Improv Workshop




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Family Day enjoyed by more than 700 Family Day at CMU Sept. 15 was described by many as highly successful and entertaining for all. Some 230 families, a total of more than 700 people, attended activities during the day that began with the second private screening of “FlyBoys” in the morning; multiple student/faculty tables, activities, and demonstrations in the afternoon; and the CMU football game against Baker in the evening with the Marching Band half-time performance and followed by fireworks. Each of the academic departments participated. Event coordinators included Joy Flanders, director of student success, and Mark Stone, director of student activities. “That was my first visit to the campus,” commented one parent. “I enjoyed it. I thought it was unique that students could just walk to the square in town. There was no separation between the town and school. I liked that.” On the quad, the nursing department was out in force, doing screenings and offering advice on everything from making water tasty to eye and tooth health. The science department demonstrated a broad range of chemistry and physics experiments, including water displacement and chemical identification of counterfeit dollars. The department also brought out one of the resident snakes to interact with guests. The humanities included a reading tent where students and professors presented original writings; a table of free books, including the most recent student edition of Inscape; and a table where psychology students showed how people see what they expect to see. In addition to the Marching Band, the music department provided a song fest by members of Sigma Alpha Iota and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. One parent said, “As always, I love to see my son sing under the tower with Phi Mu Alpha.” CMU’s Eagle Radio provided music and commentary during the day, and food was provided by the International Club with other goodies compliments of the Smiley Library staff. The education department and the SIFE organization provided activities for kids, as did the athletic department. Children could play games, make t-shirts, try disk golf, and bounce objects off a large colorful parachute-type tarp. Copies of The Collegian also were on hand. On Inman Plaza, sports teams signed autographed photographs for kids (and parents). Lunch by Fresh Ideas was served tailgate fashion on the plaza. Families visited inside the Student and Community Center where the CMU Bookstore and the popcorn stand were highly popular stops. One parent summed it up nicely as, “You and your staff hit this family day out of the park. Thanks for a great day. [I] wish my other son’s college went to this much time for their students and family.” (Photos by Cathy Thogmorton; page design by Jim Steele)


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Central F lashback

Sigma Pi Alpha’s ‘Cakes for a Cure’ aids cancer research

The hair, the clothing styles and the dance steps have changed a bit in 40 years. This was a dance in the old Eyrie, circa 1973.

By MEREDITH BRICK Collegian Reporter The ladies of Sigma Pi Alpha hosted their first “’Cakes for a Cure” last Sunday morning. Proceeds from the breakfast benefited breast cancer and ovarian cancer research. Organizations doing this research were specifically selected in honor of the sorority’s founder, Ginger King, who is battling breast cancer, and in honor of Sigma’s sponsor Barb Thurmon, who recently lost her sister to ovarian cancer. The breakfast was served from 9 a.m. to noon and raised more than $200. The sorority plans to split the proceeds between the two cancer foundations. Zach Reese, Sigma Pi Alpha’s sweetheart and also one of the satisfied students who attended

the breakfast, said, “The pancakes were yummy, yummy, yummy!” When asked why he attended he responded, “To support the Sigma’s and the cause.” The women of Sigma not only served platesized pancakes, but sausage as well. They provided assorted beverages such as orange juice, coffee and water. Sigmas as a whole concluded the event was not only successful, but it was a great experience for the active members. Megan Davidson, Sigma Pi Alpha president, said she was ecstatic over the success, and noted that the women are in the process of making plans to improve the event. She suggested that in the future they may consider extending the serving time to early afternoon to accommodate those late-risers.

MUCH IMPROVED! For the first time in recent memory, Mulberry Street behind the campus has received a fresh overlay of asphalt. The work was financed jointly by the university and the city of Fayette.

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Fraternities, sororities join for All Greek rush season By CAMERON YATES Collegian Reporter One of the most important times during the year for the Greeks is what could be referred to as Rush Season. It is during this time that the various fraternities and sororities open up their organizations to those interested in the possibility of being invited into a world not quite like any other, Greek life. On campus, there are four social fraternities and three social sororities, each different and interesting in its own way. The usual method for garnering interest in joining an organization is known as a rush. These events could consist of anything from a movie night in Stedman to a Nerf war in the student center. The important thing is for the active members of the organization to get to know their prospective members, and let them get to know about

what it would mean to be a member in said organization. Generally, rushes are held solely by one organization, such as the Moker Smoker or the Delta Masquerade rush, but occasionally rushes will be co-sponsored by two organizations, usually one fraternity and one sorority. This keeps rushes fairly fun and not subject to the rivalry that can occur between the different organizations, all of which are looking at the same pool of possible applicants. During the year, there are several times during rush season when the organizations agree to get together and promote Greek life in general, and one of those is the All Greek Rush. As a resource for those interested in becoming Greek, or in simply meeting a great bunch of people, the All-Greek Rush is invaluable as a source of information. It is an opportunity to meet with members

of every social fraternity and sorority on campus, find out information about each, and easily them easily to each other. Sometimes it can be hard to decide where you belong, or if you even want to consider joining the Central Greek community. Having representation from the entirety of the Greek life on campus can make the decision making process easier, as it is one of the few times one can meet such a full spectrum of those already involved in Greek organizations. Normally, the rivalry between the organizations precludes such gatherings until after the rush season is over. But the All-Greek Rush is one of the few exceptions to that unspoken rule. On Wednesday, each of the seven active socials set up their tables outside the Student Center in the hopes of not only attracting the attention of possible new members, but of showing continued soli-

darity. Despite the rivalry between all the social organizations, rivalry that is best seen around Homecoming, it is friendly rivalry, and the All-Greek Rush showcases that. Shamika Pegue, a member of the local Delta Pi Omega sorority, explained “It is friendly, but I mean we are all members of the Greek community. I have people in all the organizations, and sometimes it’s good to know that we still get along and can come together as a whole.” It sometimes can be hard to see during the rush season, when the competitive spirit is shown most blatantly, but Greeks are Greeks, and take pride in the fact that they were able to join not only their organization, but a diverse and colorful community of individuals. Thanks to the All-Greek Rush, they are able to show that pride.

ELECTION ANALYSIS: Race to November 6: The young vote By TYLER J. WINN Collegian Reporter At any level, a run for political office takes a concerted effort by a large group of people in order to pull off the countless number of hours running phone banks, door knocking, among other tactics to promote a candidate. In recent elections, candidates have relied increasingly on college students to take on these responsibilities as they usually have more time and energy to do so. I recently had the opportunity to attend and help work a pep rally and campaign fund raiser in Springfield, Mo., for the Republican Party ticket. More than 50 college students from around the state volunteered their time to travel and aid in setting up and running the event. It was an exciting experience as I got to meet each candidate while experiencing the inside op-

erations of running a campaign. One of the main goals with these lower level positions are for the candidates to simply gain name recognition and allow voters to match a name with a face while personalizing their campaign. Another key feature of these rallies is to ignite a voter base. Almost all of the attendees are already expected to vote for the candidates in attendance. They then use these opportunities to excite the party base into going out into their own communities and campaign on their own to their neighbors, friends, and family. Ironic is the fact that as much as these candidates depend on young people to aid them in the campaign process, they do not rely on them nearly as much when it comes to the actual election day. This is because of the historically low voter turnouts of young voters (18-24). In 2008,

however, Obama was able to access the young vote in a way that recent candidates did not. Young voters made up 18 percent of the total electorate in 2008, greater than each of the four previous presidential elections. According to pewreports. com, much of this increased total in younger voters was due to an increase in minority young voters, who were more likely to vote for Obama. The Democratic Party will look to capitalize on that rise again to secure another victory in November. That may be more difficult this time around though. Many experts believe that Obama will not have the same effect since the excitement for change has waned because of the continued economic downturn. According to the left-leaning group, Third Way, Democratic voter registration is down in several key swing

states, Florida is down by 4.9 percent New Hampshire 19.7 percent, and Iowa 9.5 percent. These numbers show that Obama may not be able to excite as large of a voter turnout as he did in 2008. With a little over a month

remaining, look for Obama to try and re-ignite his party’s base. If he is not able to do so it could open the door for a Romney victory or at least a much tighter race than several recent polls are predicting.

to it.” Before I took on the honey badger’s philosophy, I definitely got caught up in the judgments and negative comments from my friends and family. I would always beat myself up over things I couldn’t control: other people’s opinion. After I had enough of beating myself up in my head, I decided it was time to live more like the honey badger. Part of growing up and learning to deal with struggles is figuring out the easiest way for you to deal with YOUR struggles. The only thing that you can truly control in your life is your thoughts and actions. I have no control over what others do or think, so I decided to quite spending hours worrying and try-

ing to justify my actions to others. I don’t give a “shit” if my clothes match. I don’t give a “shit” if you like my hair or not. Those are things that make me happy because that’s who I truly am. I am not letting anyone steal my happiness because they don’t like something about me. Confidence comes from within and I have finally found ways to be good with myself. I hope that you have thought more about being like the honey badger. Go into the bee hive knowing you are going to get stung a thousand times. Have that fearless attitude, ignore all the stings, and don’t give a poop.

NEW COLUMN: Advice from the Honey Badger Mere’s Motivation

By MEREDITH BRICK Collegian Reporter The purpose of my column is for me to share with my readers some of my favorite quotes and concepts that have gotten me to my place in life. I hope that what I share will affect my readers in some way and that they will choose to think about life in a more positive manner, as I have learned to do. Advice from the honey badger… you really just can’t give a heaping pile of doo about what other people think. If you have been one of the 50 million view-

ers that have watched the infamous YouTube video about the fearless honey badger, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you have not watched the honey badger video, I highly suggest you watch it next time you’re pretending to do homework on a computer in Smiley library. Although the narration is quite hilarious, I have learned to live by the honest words of Randall, “The honey badger don’t care. Honey badger don’t give a shit.” In my 20 year journey through life thus far I have found I really can’t care what other people think of me. If I’m good with the decisions I make in my life, other peoples’ opinions shouldn’t mat-

ter to me. Last time I checked it was MY life, not theirs. I’m not saying that I don’t care about the relationships or friends I have in my life. I just have to make sure I’m not consumed by the nit picky things I hear. I think as college students we are growing up and facing difficult and different challenges every day. All of us sometimes get caught up in what other people think of us. I had to find my confidence, and also have confidence in what I stand for. How I choose to deal with my battles shapes me into the person I want to be. I love this quote from Lou Holtz, “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond

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CMU drops season’s first road game at Belleville Rivera misses game-tying 53-yard field goal in final minute. Lindenwood University-Belleville held off Central Methodist University 23-20 in a slugfest Saturday afternoon at Lindenwood Stadium. The Lynx (3-2) outgained the Eagles (2-3) 393-324, despite allowing 282 rushing yards. The Lynx took the opening kickoff and marched to the CMU 9-yard line before Trevor Robinson forced one of his 2.5 sacks of quarterback Matthew Marler. The Visalia, Calif., native also forced and recovered a fumble on the play and returned it to the Green and Black’s 26-yard line, as the first quarter ended in a scoreless tie. The Lynx took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter when Marler dropped back to pass and connected with Rodney Troutman on a playaction pass. The home team looked to take a two-touchdown advantage midway through the second quarter, but Nicholas Wiley intercepted Marler, who was 12-of-29 passing on the day, at the 4-yard line. The Eagles tied the game deep in the second quarter on a special

teams miscue by LindenwoodBelleville. Derrick Henry muffed a punt which was recovered by Logan Hicks at the 30-yard line of the Lynx. One play later, Skyler Jameson, who was making his first career start at quarterback for CMU, turned a broken play into a touchdown run to make the score 7-6. Jameson broke three tackles on the play before finding the end zone. The Eagles opened the second half with a five-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to take a 13-7 advantage. Burton Iosefa broke loose through the Lynx’ secondary for a 46-yard scamper to paydirt. Iosefa ended the day with 19 rushes for 166 yards. Lindenwood-Belleville retook the upper hand on the next possession. Kameron Harris, who finished with 102 yards on 22 carries, scored from 16 yards out on a delayed handoff. A 34-yard fieldgoal off the right foot of Zach Morris gave the Lynx a 17-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Lynx and Eagles traded touchdowns in the final 15 minutes. Marler found Troutman for their second touchdown hookup of the contest. The extra point was blocked by David Purcell.

Cleave Perryman answered for the Eagles, punching the ball in from one yard out with 4:42 remaining in the game to cut the deficit to a field goal. The Eagles’ defense forced a three-and-out on the next series, including a sack by Wiley on third-and-3. A 16-yard punt gave CMU the ball at Lindenwood-Belleville’s 40-yard line with just under four minutes left in the contest. The Eagles gained four yards before Ezequiel Rivera lined up for a game-tying, 53-yard field goal try with 55 seconds on the clock. The kick had the distance but sailed right, preserving a 3-point win for the Lynx. Marler concluded the game with 200 yards through the air and had two touchdowns with one interception. Troutman and Harvey Binford caught four passes apiece. Biford had 79 receiving yards. Troutman had 38. Jameson completed 4-of-11 passes for 42 yards while also rushing seven times for 53 yards. Jameson, Iosfea and Perryman each had one rushing touchdown. CMU’s Paul Stevens caught three passes for 38 yards. Perryman added one catch for four yards.

Central Methodist defensive end Trevor Robinson (left) recovers a fumble in the first quarter of Saturday’s 23-20 loss at LindenwoodBelleville. Robinson, who was named this week’s HAAC Defensive Player of the Week, had a game-high 11 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Robinson was a defensive force throughout the day, recording a game-high 11 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss to go along with the 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In addition to his interception, Wiley had four

tackles and 1.5 sacks as the Eagles forced six sacks in the game. The Eagles will return to Heart of America Athletic Conference play Saturday at No. 12 Benedictine College. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

CMU men’s soccer beat defending HAAC champs

Two first-half goals by Central Methodist University’s Ricardo Valsien and Kendell Campbell gave their team a 2-1 victory Sunday inside Liston Stadium over defending Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s soccer champion Baker University. With the win, the Eagles remain tied for first place in the HAAC standings. Valsien scored the first goal of the match for CMU (7-2-1, 1-0 HAAC) in the 38th minute. The Boca Raton, Fla., native beat goalkeeper Matt Bickley for his second goal of the season. Campbell recorded what proved to be the match-winner in the 50th minute. With an assist from Thyago Catharino, the Eagles held a two-goal advantage. Amer Didic trimmed the margin in half for the Wildcats (3-4-3, 0-1

HAAC) in the 55th minute off an as- Athletic Conference Men’s Offensive sist by Ben Coyle, but goalkeeper Ger- Player of the Week on Monday mornman Schacht allowed no goals down ing. the stretch, preserving the win for the The Eagles completed a 2-1 week visitors. of play, capped off by a win Schacht, who entered the in the conference opener on contest ranked twenty-first Sunday at Baker. in the NAIA in fewest goals A junior from Sucre, allowed per game, earned Bolivia, Sanchez, Jr. scored his fifth win of 2012. twice in a 3-0 midweek win Bickley made five saves over Bethany College and in the match. played significant minutes CMU will travel to No. against both Baker and Park. 21-ranked Benedictine Col******** lege (Kan.) on Saturday in a Twelfth-ranked Baker battle of teams in first place Erwin Sanchez University used two secondin league standings. Kickoff half goals to hold off Central is set for 5 p.m. for the women’s game Methodist University 2-1 in Heart of and 7:30 p.m. for the men’s game. America Athletic Conference wom******** en’s soccer action Sunday at Liston CMU forward Erwin Sanchez, Stadium. Jr. was selected the Heart of America The Wildcats (7-2-1, 1-0 HAAC)

broke a scoreless tie at halftime with Jodan Dolbin’s goal in the 60th minute. Baker took a two-goal advantage in the 70th minute when Alexa Fryer put the ball in the back of the net. Dolbin was credited with an assist on the play. The Lady Eagles (6-3, 0-1 HAAC) trimmed the deficit to one goal with less than five minutes to play after Christine Ehrmann found Jordie Retzlaff who beat goalkeeper Rachel Theobald. The goal was the third of the season for the O’Fallon native. However, CMU would get no closer. Theobald made two saves in the match. Reigning conference Defensive Player of the Week Brittany Andert had five saves for the Eagles from her goalkeeper position. Shawn Beard led the Green and Black with two shots.

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Lady Eagles notch sixth win of season

Central Methodist University scored four unanswered second-half goals Thursday afternoon in a 4-1 rout of Bethany College in women’s soccer action at Anderson Athletic Complex. The last 45 minutes was dominated by the Eagles (6-2), who outshot the Swedes (3-6) 10-1 and 17-3 overall in the match. After falling behind 1-0 on forward Shelby Ward’s goal in the 29th minute, Central Methodist’s scoring barrage began. Midfielder Jenny Mosley beat goalkeeper Jessica Shepherd and tied the game in the 48th minute with her first goal this season before Leeser scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 57th minute. CMU added two insurance goals in the 70th and 82nd minutes. Midfielder Kelsey Vanzant made the game 3-1 with an assist by Leeser. The goal was Vanzant’s second of this campaign. With less than nine minutes remaining in the match, forward Jen McIntyre added her name to the scoring summary. McIntyre put the ball in the back of the net past goalkeeper Jasmine Zaker for her first of the season. On Tuesday, Park University used three second-half goals to defeat CMU, 5-0, in at Julian Field. It was the Lady Eagles’ second loss of the season.

Eagles top Culver-Stockton with big second half at Canton

CMU men’s soccer shuts out Bethany

Central Methodist University recorded its fourth shutout victory of the season after defeating Bethany College 3-0 Thursday afternoon in men’s soccer action at Anderson Athletic Complex. The Eagles (6-2-1) outshot the Swedes (0-7) 11-3 and held an edge in corner kicks 6-2. Central Methodist has now outscored its opponents 199, while Bethany has now been outscored by the opposition 26-2. Forward Ricardo Valsien scored the only goal the Eagles would need in the fourth minute when he beat goalkeeper Kayo Vaz. The goal was Valsien’s second of the season. Forward Erwin Sanchez, Jr. and midfielder Justin Watson added insurance goals in the 20th and 75th minutes, respectively. Sanchez, Jr. now has three goals on the season, while Watson scored his first goal in a Green and Black uniform. Corey Schelle made his third straight start at goalkeeper for the Eagles and played 90 minutes.Vaz had three saves for the home team. On Tuesday, Park University used a goal in the 79th minute to defeat CMU 3-2 at Julian Field. The Eagles scored in the 13th and 42nd minutes, on goals by Cesar Golfetti and Federico Morano, respectively.

CMU men’s, women’s Golf finish fourth at Baker Invite

The Central Methodist University men’s and women’s golf teams finished in fourth place after the final day of the Baker Fall Invitational at Firekeeper Golf Course. The men’s team carded a 629 over the course of two days. Ty Lieberman finished in sixth place after scoring a 151 (+7). Nathaniel Oliver entered the clubhouse tied for ninth with a 155 (+11). Brad Howell came in 19th overall after shooting a 161 (+17) at the two-day tournament. The women’s team tallied a team score of 746. Alannah Hustead placed fifth overall after firing a 180 (+36). Kayla Esquivel improved 11 spots from Tuesday to finish seventh in the tournament after shooting a 181 (+37). Ashley Spaulding closed Wednesday tied for 15th with a twoday total of 190 (+46).

CMU falls at Culver-Stockton

Culver-Stockton College picked up a three-set Heart of America Athletic Conference volleyball win over Central Methodist University on Tuesday night inside Puckett Field House. The Lady Eagles (4-10, 0-5 HAAC) lost to the Wildcats (7-10, 1-2 HAAC) by scores of 25-19, 25-22 and 25-15. Outside hitters Dana Peters and Makenzie Shepard spurred the Green and Black’s offensive charge with eight and seven kills, respectively. Kristi Miller had seven digs from her defensive specialist position for the Eagles. Defensive specialists Hannah Babcock and Rebecca Edwards had six. Setters Sarah Lewey and Kylie Melkersman posted 16 and 12 assists on the night.

CMU quarterback Skyler Jameson (left) runs behind the block of Johnie Williams in the Eagles’ 32-7 win at Culver-Stockton College.

Rivera kicks 55-yard field goal to tie Greg Hession’s school record. Central Methodist University outrushed CulverStockton College 327-23 to earn a 32-7 Heart of America Athletic Conference football win Sept. 22 at Poulton Stadium in Canton. The Eagles (2-2, 2-2 HAAC) outscored the Wildcats (0-4, 0-4 HAAC) 22-0 in the second half to break open the game. CMU took the opening kickoff and marched 57 yards on six plays to take a 7-0 advantage. Quarterback Jacob Jackson found fullback Cleave Perryman for his only catch of the game, a 14-yard score. After Culver-Stockton wide receiver Rico Ragsdale caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Curtis Widender, the Eagles took the lead for good on a 55-yard field goal by kicker Ezequiel Rivera with 1:55 remaining in the first half. Rivera’s kick tied Greg Hession’s 1984 mark for the longest made field goal in school history, CMU’s defense opened the third quarter by forcing a three-and-out before the Green and Black offense found paydirt in only four plays. Perryman, who rushed for a game-high 82 yards on 17 carries, finished off the drive with a 24-yard touchdown run to make the score 16-7. Rivera converted a 22-yard field goal to make the score 19-7 before CMU’s defense took over the contest. On the ensuing drive, cornerback Chris Porter intercepted Widener and returned the ball 26 yards to Culver-Stockton’s 11-yard line before running back Burton Iosefa scored from two yards out on fourthand-one at the 1:43 mark of the third quarter. Porter then recorded his second interception of the Wildcats’ quarterback two minutes into the fourth quarter, leading to a one-yard touchdown plunge by running back DeMarcus Jackson on fourth-and-goal. Iosefa ended the day with 12 carries for 75 yards. Perryman, Iosfea and DeMarcus Jackson had one rushing touchdown apiece. Fullback Reny Reis added 45 rushing yards on eight carries.

Jacob Jackson finished 3-of-5 through the air for 47 yards and one touchdown with one interception. CMU quarterback Skyler Jameson also saw action and was 3-of-5 passing for 21 yards while also rushing four times for 33 yards. Eagles fullback Cody Maher caught one pass for a team-high 22 yards. DeMarcus Jackson hauled in one grab for 17 yards. Widender completed 13-of-32 passes for 126 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions. Running back Maurice Childs had 23 yards on seven rushes for the Wildcats. Wide receiver Kevin Chism caught five balls for a game-high 72 yards. Porter and linebacker David Purcell tallied five tackles to lead the CMU defense. Porter also added one breakup and 0.5 tackles for loss to go along with his two picks. Defensive end Collin Sizemore and defensive tackle Tama Hugo each had one sack, while defensive end Trevor Robinson and linebacker DeShaun Thirkield came up with 0.5 sacks. Culver-Stockton linebackers Bobby Nelessen and Kyle Enos had 10 tackles apiece. Free safety Jerry Nash III recorded eight tackles and one interception. Defensive end Marcus Maas recorded nine tackles, two tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Linebacker David Marcinko recovered one fumble. The Eagles outgained the Wildcats 395-149 in total offense. CMU had 21 first downs in the game compared to only eight by Culver-Stockton. ******** Rivera voted Special Teams Player of the Week CMU’s Ezequiel Rivera was chosen the Heart of America Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week the Monday afternoon following the game. Rivera hit a go-ahead field goal for Central Methodist that was one for the record books in a 32-7 victory over Culver-Stockton College. The sophomore from Corona, Calif., connected on a 55-yard field goal, which matched a CMU record and ranks as the fourthlongest field goal in conference history. The kick was also the longest field goal in the NAIA this season.

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Dragon’s Story Corner!!!

By RYAN RUSTEMAYER Collegian Reporter

The following events are in fact true. Names of people and places have been changed to protect the identities of the persons involved. Welcome to Dragon’s Story Corner!!! In our last edition, we left our three friends; Dragon, Spankenstien, and Wolf outside the Quick-e-mart ready to initiate “Project Ass Kick.” We catch up with the friends as they round the corner of the building. Dragon threw open the door with Wolf and Spankenstien right on his tail. Dragon ran into the convenience store and grabbed the first rack he could find, which was the tobacco and cigarette rack; he chucked it as far as he could. It smashed into the fountain drink machine busting the Pepsi sign above it and making a thunderous bang. Wolf and Spankenstien darted into the store like bats out of hell. Spankenstien bumped into the cashier who was on her way back from the bathroom as he ran down the aisles grabbing fists full of food and slinging it across the store. Spankenstien kicked down row after row of candy while Wolf form tackled a display of Natural Light cases. Beer cans crashed throughout the store bursting open on contact. Spankenstien round housed an aisle full of beef jerky, then went into the refrigerators and started throwing bottles of St. James wine across the room. Wolf grabbed ready-to-eat burritos and threw them at the window making them burst like fireworks… only with more refried beans. Needless to say the cashier was completely stunned at this point. She stood in horror as she watched the friends Ass Kick her beloved gas station. It was awesome. All the cashier could utter was “Why don’t you just get the hell out of here!!” Time seemed to stand still as bags of Cool Ranch Doritos and 40oz. of Old English exploded in the store like a piñata. Dragon kept an eye on his watch minding how long they had been in the gas station. Eight seconds had passed but it seemed like the friends had been Ass Kicking for an eternity. Dragon hurled one last case of Mountain Dew and shouted, “It’s time to go!!! Move, Move!!” Dragon held the door open waiting for his friends to make a geta-way. In all the hustle and bustle Dragon’s crappy Hollister bag mask had slipped down over his eyes. By the time he got it situ-

ated he saw Wolf running out the door laughing the whole way. Wolf ran to the backside of the building with Dragon closely following. Once they were out of the view of the cameras they popped their masks off. “Hahaha….Holy S*#t that was crazy!” Wolf said in between deep breaths. “Dude, Spankenstien, when you ran into that lady I almost died laughing!.... Spankenstien…????” They looked around but couldn’t find him. Dragon ran to the side window and looked into to see Spankenstien going Tasmanian devil on this Quicke-mart. He was spinning, jumping, kicking, punching, anything he could do to Ass Kick the store to the best of his abilities. He looked up from his havoc to find himself standing alone in the gas station, looking the cashier in the face. “I’m calling the cops!” She yelled. Spankenstien wasted no time running to the backside of the building in panic. “Where the hell were you guys?!” Spankenstien yelled as he and the other friends ran through the woods behind the gas station, making their way back to their get-a-way car. “Project Ass Kick” was a complete success! To this day the friends have never been suspected or charged with any crime involving a gas station (knock wood). I hope you enjoyed this edition of Dragon’s Story Corner. Grab the next copy of The Collegian and keep reading.

(Sophie) sticated Style Fashion by Sophie Wilensky What to Wear and How to Wear It Never underestimate the scent of a woman…or man We all know her, the girl with the signature scent. The girl who walks into a room and unknowingly commands attention just by the smell of her perfume. We all know him, the guy with the signature scent. The guy you pass on the sidewalk or in the library and his scent lingers, leaving you wanting more. Although invisible, perfumes and colognes are the most powerful accessory a woman or man can wear because your scent describes who you are and your personality. The “holy grail” is the term for the perfect scent due to the importance and impact it creates in your life. For some, the quest to find the perfect scent is never ending, but it’s simple, find the perfume or cologne that best matches your personality! For women, some want their perfume to convey they are feminine, sensitive and fragile. While others would prefer their perfume to convey they are strong, caring, warm and of course, sexy! For men, some prefer their cologne to describe them as sensitive and caring, while others would prefer their cologne to convey strength, power, masculinity and swag. And yes of course, men want to smell sexy as well. However, scents that convey power and strength for women are very much different than scents that convey the same traits for men. Just alike, scents that convey sensitivity and warmth for women are very much different for men. Women buy perfume to smell good for their peers but also for attraction. We (women) want to walk past a guy or a group of guys and leave a scent lingering that makes them wanting more.

Video Gaming with Tyler Bishop-Perera Overlord 2

Last year I did a review on the game Overlord. This year I played the sequel Overlord 2, and I must say that it is an overall improvement. The storyline starts with the minions looking for a new overlord, which they find in a child who can use magic and is bullied by the village children, the minions help him get even. But soon after the main enemy of the game is revealed, the “Glorious Empire” essentially the Romans. They are hunting down every magical creature in the world, for unknown purposes, and guess what you can use magic. The town betrays you to the Empire and with the minions help, and a yeti too; you escape the empire to the netherworld. They raise you and through the game you try to take down the Empire to save magic kind, and mostly you on hide.

The gameplay is fairly similar to the first game however there are a few improvements, in addition to your four minion types you can also get mounts for your minions, like wolves, giant spiders, and fire breathing salamanders. One of the noted features from the first game was the choice of mistress the player must make, in overlord 2 you don’t have to make the choice and you can have up to 3 mistresses, though none of them really like each other. The online is the same with the added game mode of territories, where you capture territory and try to hold it from an opponent doing the same. However on the schools internet it is a bit laggy. Overall I give the game and 8 out of 10 and I recommend it for all of you who always wanted your own army of minions.

Men also buy cologne to smell good and to attract the ladies. In a recent study of 2,500 female college students, 87 percent ranked “the smell of a guy” the most important factor in determining whether or not she would be sexually, physically and mentally attracted to a guy. And a study was done at Oxford University that placed women in a room as they were shown headshots of men. As the women looked at the headshots, unpleasant and pleasant scents were released. Researchers found that the more pleasant the smell, the more attractive the guy became, even if in the beginning the woman did not find him attractive. Studies show that both men and women judge all aspects of life in a more positive light when we are the presence of good smells. Have you recently walked into a hotel or nightclub and it smells extremely and weirdly good? This is because businesses have caught onto the importance of good smells and the positive affect they can have on their customers. As well, customers will rate their experiences better if the smell is better. A scent can bring back more emotional and evocative memories then words, sounds, looks and touches because smells trigger our most emotionally potent memories. So if you are trying to make yourself unforgettable to the guy or girl of your dreams, remember smelling good is more important than looking good! Xoxo Sophie Wilensky “The man and woman who always loves, always smells good”- Remy de Gourmont

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By JESSI NORTON Collegian Reporter One word: stereotypes. People stereotype others every single day. On a small campus such as Central’s, it is especially easy to do so. I’m a great example of a stereotype: short hair on a girl. People think they know what kind of person I’m going to be because of my hair. Talk to me; get to know me before you judge me. For instance, short hair on a girl doesn’t mean she is gay. I might not be the most “girly” girl in the world, but that doesn’t automatically mean that I’m gay (not that it would be a bad thing, anyway). I feel like my short hair represents who I am as a person. I’m a free spirit. Everybody has their own unique style, and short hair is mine. Short hair on a girl is only the beginning of stereotypes. You may think you do not judge people based on their exterior, but most of us do. What I’m saying is that maybe everyone should try to get to know someone before they think “We can’t be friends, just look at her.” Most people have no

Stereotypes at CMU

idea why people are the way they are. Maybe I have some legitimate reason for having short hair and you would never know it because you haven’t taken time to ask. Everyone should find out the reason behind people’s decisions before you look and judge or even stereotype. You can almost always tell when someone is judging someone else by the look on their face. Coming from someone that receives those looks all the time, it hurts my feelings even though I might not show it. I would hate for other people to feel the same way I do when I get judged. As much as people judge, there are those amazing people that will stick up for you and prove to people who judge you that their perceptions are wrong. I didn’t realize that those people existed until I got to college. Now, I have a huge group of people that will stick by my side and defend me no matter what. If you haven’t found that group yet, don’t give up. You’ll find them soon!

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Humor in relationships is focus for ‘I Love You, Your perfect, Now Change’ Relationships can be tricky, as seen in Central Methodist University’s Little Theatre production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Performances will run Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 11-13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, at 1:30 in the Little Theatre on the CMU campus. The musical comedy is structured as a series of vignettes that show the humorous side of all phases of relationships — dating, marriage, and child-rearing. Segments include “Not Tonight, I’m Busy, Busy, Busy,” “Men Who Talk and the Women Who Pretend They’re Listening,” and “Funerals are for Dating.” Performing in CMU’s production are Abby Bostic, a junior theater major from St. Louis; Kelsey Forqueran, a sophomore commu-

nication studies major from Malta Bend; Rebekah Monroe, a freshman music major from Lebanon; Shamika Pegue, a senior biology major from Kansas City; Cheyanne Wright, a freshman psychology major from New Franklin; Darrell Bailey, a senior theater major from Kansas City; Jordan Brennan, a senior theater major from Marshall; Paul Davis, a freshman English major from Hannibal; Dakota Gladbach, a senior music major

from Brookfield; and Kelson Rosbach, a sophomore theater major from Columbia. Directing the play is Dr. Mark Kelty, associate professor of theater. Student director is Kate Kellner, a junior theater and English major from Strafford. The play was written by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts. “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” ran for more than a decade Off-Broadway, beginning in 1997. The show has made its way around the globe, showing how similar relationship foibles occur in multiple cultures. Parental guidance is suggested due to the subject matter and some salty language. Tickets are $8 for adults. Reservations may be made in advance by calling 660-248-6281.

Honoring two CMU icons

Cathy Thogmorton, part of the Marketing Communications Department and editor of CMU’s Talon alumni magazine, kneels next to the memorial stone honoring Dean James P. and Helen G. Puckett Thogmorton, both Class of 1943. Cathy (’71) and her sister, Louann Thogmorton Shaner (’70), repaved the tower floor in honor of their parents. “Dean T,” as he was known, was a long-time dean of students and then dean of alumni relations for Central and had been both a Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha when he was a student here; and “Mrs. T,” daughter of Dean E.P. Puckett (for whom the field house is named), taught piano and organ, often playing the organ at Linn Memorial UMC. They had both been members of Dean Luther Spayde’s A Cappella Choir. The couple died in 2009. Together they touched thousands of lives of Central students.

In rehearsal: From the scene “The Family that Drives Together . . . ,” the mother in the front “seat” of the car (Abby Bostic) chides the children in the back (Kelson Rosbach, left, and Cheyanne Wright) for being too noisy, while the father in the driver’s seat (Jordan Brennan) grits his teeth and tries to focus on driving.


Gaddis Lecture speaker: CMU off-campus grad Rep. Linda Black Despite the topic of her lecture, there is nothing ordinary about Missouri Rep. Linda Black, (D-Bonne Terre) who will present the annual Merrill E. Gaddis Memorial Lecture at Central Methodist University. Her lecture, titled “The Missouri House: Ordinary People Making Extraordinary Decisions,” is set for Thursday, Oct. 4 in the Courtney/ Dealy Rooms of the CMU Student and Community Center. The 7 p.m. event is open to the public at no charge. As a 1998 CMU alumna, Black continues the tradition of Central graduates presenting

the Gaddis Lecture. At the same time, she is the first graduate of one of CMU’s off-campus programs - in this case, its partnership with Mineral Area College in Park Hills - to be thus honored. “Being able to finish my degree through Central Methodist’s off campus program gave me tools to achieve a career in education; using that experience in the classroom to become a state representative was certainly an unforeseen reward of continuing my education through CMU,” Black stated. The mother of two, she received her associate’s degree from Mineral Area, and later earned her

master’s from Southwest Baptist. She taught school for 11 years in St. Francois County public schools. Elected to the Missouri House in 2008 and re-elected in 2010, Black has been involved in a variety of community, civic, and church-related activities. In the Missouri House, she chairs its Corrections Committee and serves on its Agri-Business, Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture, and Tourism and Natural Resources committees. She also is a member of the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Corrections.

CMU has hosted the Gaddis Lecture series, which traditionally features notable Central alumni as speakers, since 1984. It is sponsored by CMU’s Kappa Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, international honor society for the social sciences. The Kappa Chapter was established at Central in 1935 by Dr. Merrill Gaddis (1891-1958), who was professor of history and later chair of its history and political science department, and who served the institution for nearly 30 years.

State Rep. Linda Black

The Collegian: Vol. 141, No. 2  

The Collegian, the student newspaper of Central Methodist University, October 3, 2012

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