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

Vol. 141 • No. 7

6 February 2013

Dr. Roger Drake announced next University President The appointment, made Friday at a CMU Board meeting, caps an over seven-month search process that included CMU Board members, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. AGB Search of Washington, D.C. supported the search process. “We expect the higher education environment to experience many challenges and changes in the immediate future,” Cox said. “Dr. Drake’s business experience, coupled with his academic accomplishments, makes him an excellent choice to lead Central Methodist University during such a period as we continue to excel and grow.” Currently the vice president of administration and finance at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., Drake and his wife Judy were on hand for the announcement Friday. Drake has been in his current position since 2004. His responsibilities at Lindsey Wilson College

Roger Drake has been named the next

President of Central Methodist University and will assume the office on July 1, according to Glenn Cox, chair of the CMU Board of Trustees and of the Presidential Search Committee. Dr. Drake will become the 26th president in Central Methodist history, dating to 1854. His appointment was announced and he was introduced by the Board of Trustees at a campus assembly Friday afternoon (Feb. 1). Drake will replace Dr. Marianne Inman, who will retire in June after 18 years at the CMU helm. “I am honored to be chosen as the next President of Central Methodist University,” Drake said. “It is my hope that the institutional momentum created under President Inman’s leadership can continue far into the future. Judy and I are excited about this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students.”

include serving as chief financial officer, overseeing areas such as accounting, finance, planning, human resources, information technology, information systems, buildings and grounds, the campus service center, and auxiliary enterprises. Lindsey Wilson College has an enrollment of 2,677 and operates an extensive off-campus program in five states. Drake attended Lees Junior College (Jackson, Ky.), received a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University, a master of business administration/executive MBA degree Vanderbilt University, and the doctor of education (Ed.D.) degree from Vanderbilt. From 1992 to 2004 he was vice president of finance for AAA Mine Service, Inc. in Hazard, Ky. Drake was vice president for business affairs at Lees College in Jackson, Ky. from 1989 to 1992.

Puckett to receive air conditioning installation Nathaniel Oliver THE COLLEGIAN

Air Conditioning in Pucket Field House: More than just for sports While installing AC has been a topic of discussion for several years it was finally agreed that it could be done without affecting too much of the original appearance of the building as well as be cost effective. Dean Oliver spoke with The Collegian about the plans and reasons for why Pucket Field House is receiving AC. The work began last fall and should be completed before graduation this May. Thus, one of the greatest reasons for installing AC

was because of graduation, which to paraphrase what Dean Oliver said, “is the last activity CMU students attend as students and not alumni and we want it to be a good memory.” However there are many other factors as well, some obvious and some not. Besides graduation, the addition of air conditioning will be a welcome change for volleyball players, cheerleaders, and spirit squad members who begin practicing in early August (one of the hottest times of the year). While those are the obvious benefits, some of the less obvious ones for students are: classes could use Pucket Field House more easily (esp. Physical Education), intermural sports in the early fall and late spring, new student orientation in

the fall, spring registration day for new students, and would help cut down on maintenance costs, especially during the summer time when the garage door is open letting in dust and humidity that can affect the indoor track and basketball courts. Other benefits are that it could attract outside events (like concerts, alumni reunions, etc.) and would encourage summer camps and conferences to continue using CMU to host their events. However, the least obvious of all is that Pucket Field House is the largest building in the community and would be used in the case of a natural disaster like tornados and the addition of AC (electricity permitting) could indeed be very helpful.

HEY! W hat ’s coming up in this issue? PAGE 2: Opera at CMU PAGE 3: Upcoming events PAGE 5: IMPORTANT INFO FOR MAY 2013 GRADS

PAGE 6: Summer day in January PAGE 7: cont. PAGE 8: SPORTS PAGE 10: Greek Life

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CMU fine arts news

The Collegian is looking for a staff member interested in covering all things fine arts! Are you or someone you know interested? Please email or tweet to @TCollegian with any inquiries!

Students: Want to get your work published? Here’s how! What is Inscape? Inscape is a student run magazine sponsored by the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, which showcases the talents of CMU student, faculty & staff artists. Inscape was founded in the year 1975. Inscape is the brainchild of CMU’s Tau Tau Tau honorary fraternity, Mu Lambda chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the international English Honor Society), and the mythic Scribblers and Scrawlers. What kinds of submissions does inscape take? CMU’s Magazine of the Arts, is taking yearly submissions of poetry, prose (fiction and nonfiction), photographs, and artwork for

each issue, published annually in the spring. In its 35+ years, Inscape has provided a creative venue for the poetry, prose, and artwork of students, faculty, and staff. What are the categorical awards offered for Inscape submission? •Kilgore Trout Award for Fiction •Thomas F. Dillingham Award for Non-fiction Prose •Gordon Hadfield Award for Poetry •William L. Spencer Memorial Award for Foreign-Language Poetry •Byrd Cooper Kirby Award (for the artwork selected for the spring 2013 front cover) •Elizabeth Stapleton Award in Art Education

(for photography and other non-writing creative arts media) What are the Submission deadlines? Inscape has been accepting submissions of the above mentioned arts work categories since November 26th, 2012. The dead line will be this year’s February 15th, 2013. You have any more questions? Contact Inscape for more information and submissions through their email; or you can visit their Facebook page at Geofery Bilebey THE COLLEGIAN

Students host opera starting on Valentine’s Day Beginning on Valentine’s Day, guests can bring their sweeties (or come alone) to Central Methodist University’s Opera Workshop, where students will be singing songs of love and celebration from a variety of musical sources. The opera, operetta, and musical selections will be presented Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall in the Swinney Conservatory on the Fayette campus. Delectable musical selections are drawn from Gershwin’s Of Thee I Sing, Berlin’s Call Me Madam, Loesser’s Most Happy Fella, Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys from Syracuse, Schonberg’s Les Miserables, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, and Bernstein’s Candide. Opera and operetta scenes come from Bizet’s Carmen, Delibes’ Lakme, Lehar’s Gypsy Love, Joplin’s Tremonisha, Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte,

Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Copland’s The Tenderland. The ensemble presenting this sweet treat includes 17 students and one professor, all directed by Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, associate professor of voice and opera. Adjunct professor of music Thomas Arnold will be featured with the following students: Calley Rogers (senior, Lebanon), Crystal Beeler (freshman, Fayette), Shawna Crisler (sophomore, St. Clair), Cortney Myers (sophomore, Fayette), Brittany Losh (junior, Pacific), Anna Kay (freshman, Boonville); Victoria Warren (sophomore, Fayette), Aubrey Taylor (senior, Columbia), Tanjie Hoover (junior, New Franklin), Rebecca Shroyer (junior, Boonville), Rebekah Monroe (freshman, Lebanon);

Alex Kirby (junior, Columbia), Michael O’Neill (senior, Pleasant Hill), Thomas Myers (sophomore, Fayette), Dane Johnson (sophomore, Columbia), Levi Gerke (sophomore, Pilot Grove), Stephen Welsh (junior, Columbia), Dakota Gladbach (senior, Brookfield), and Joe Jefferies (sophomore, Fayette). The ensemble will be accompanied by Kelley Head, adjunct professor of music, on piano; and pianist Ann Marie Pelley, who will assist on the closing number. All are invited to come and there is no cost. Donations, however, will be gratefully accepted to support the production of this summer’s Gilbert and Sullivan workshop, Topsy-Turvey Summer Showcase: The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan, in June.

Students Glynn and Bendall present senior recital Swinney Conservatory students Lara Bendall and Sara Glynn will present a joint senior recital on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University. Bendall, a senior music education major from Troy, will perform on trombone and will be accompanied by staff accompanist Ruth Spayde on piano. Bendall is a student of Larry Bennett,

adjunct professor of music. Glynn will perform on clarinet and will be accompanied on piano by Kelley Head, adjunct professor of music. Glynn is a senior education major from Dixon. She will be assisted on one number by a woodwind quintet comprised of CMU students Hannah Wade on oboe, Chelsea Wallace on flute, Rebecca Shroyer on clarinet, Donald Heaton on bassoon, and Luke McKinney

on Horn. Glynn is a student of Dr. Ron Shroyer, adjunct music professor and emeritus dean of the Conservatory. Both students present this recital in partial fulfillment of the bachelor of music education degree.

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eagle events

W ha t’s g oin g on a round ca mp u s?


Claire Rewerts THE COLLEGIAN








20 -JV WBB vs. Wentworth @ 2 pm -JV MBB vs. Wentworth @ 4pm -Pinnacle Brass Recital @ 4 pm -Presidential Search Dinner @ 6 pm -International Eagles Weekly Meeting @ 7pm -Sunday Night Movie @ 7pm

21 -Martin Luther King Day -No school -Greek Council Meeting @ 12 pm -Chapel Music Practice @ 6 pm

22 -Chapel @ 10 am -JV WBB vs. Cottey College @ 6pm -Reel to Real Movie Series @ 7 pm -JV MBB vs. Culver-Stockton College

23 -Eagle Pride Day -Rotary Luncheon @ 12 pm -Splash for Cash! @ 8 pm

24 -Immigration Seminar for International Students @ 12 pm -Dining Hall Closed 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm -Dinner on the Court @ 5:30 pm -WBB vs. Evangel University @ 5:30 pm -MBB vs. Evangel @ 7:30 pm

25 -Athletics Luncheon @ 11:45 pm -Tubing at Snow Creek Resort @ 6 pm -JV WBB vs. Missouri Valley College

26 -Eagle Football Recruitment Day @ 10 am -C Base Testing @ 12:30 pm -WBB vs. Peru State College @ 2 pm -MBB vs. Peru State College @ 4 pm

27 -International Eagles Weekly Meeting @ 7 pm -Sunday Night Movie @ 7 pm

28 -Greek Council Meeting @ 12 pm -Chapel Music Practice @ 6 pm -JV WBB vs. Hannibal-LaGrange Univ. @ 7 pm -BINGO @ 8 pm

29 -Chapel @ 10 am -Sorority Rush @ 11 am -Career Development Workshop @ 12 pm -SGA Senate Meeting @ 7 pm -JV MBB vs. State Fair CC @ 7:30 pm -5 on 5 Basketball @ 9:30 pm

30 -Extreme Eagle Pride Day -Fraternity Rush @ 11 am -President’s Huddle @ 7:30 am -Rotary luncheon @ 12 pm -JV MBB vs. Lindenwood Univ. @ 7:30 pm

31 -Mock Interviews for Education Majors @ 8:30 am -Student Recital @ 10 am -5 on 5 Basketball @ 9:30 pm

1 -CMU Alcohol Awareness Month -Senior Recital @ 4 pm

3 -JV WBB vs. North Central Missouri College @ 2 pm -International Eagles Weekly Meeting @ 7 pm -Sunday Night Movie @ 7 pm

4 -Greek Council Meeting @ 12 pm -Chapel Music Practice @ 6 pm -JV MBB vs. Missouri State Univ. @ 7 pm

5 -Chapel @ 10 am -Reel to Real Movie Series @ 7 pm -5 on 5 Basketball @ 9:30 pm

6 -Eagle Pride Day -Career Development Workshop @ 12 pm -Alcohol Awareness Program by MO Highway Patrol @ 7 pm

7 -Student Recital @ 10 am -WBB vs. Graceland Univ. @ 5:30 pm -MBB vs. Graceland Univ. @ 7:30 pm

2 -TEAS Exam @ 8 am -Spirit Squad at HAAC Championship @ 9 am -WBB vs. MidAmerica Nazarene Univ. @ 2 pm -MBB vs. MidAmerica Nazarene Univ. 9 -Eagle Football Recruitment Day @ 10 am -Track & Field at Knox College @ 11 am - WBB at Avila Univ. @ 2 pm -MBB at Avila Univ. @ 4 pm

Smiley Library Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 11 pm Friday: 7:30 am – 5pm Sat. 12 pm – 4 pm Sunday: 4 pm – 11 pm

Stephens Museum Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 1 pm - 3 pm

Ashby-Hodge Gallery Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Counseling Center:

The CMU Counseling Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student and Community Center. Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Other hours available by appointment


Health Services:

Your health is something to take seriously! If you are feeling a little “under the weather” help is close by! Walk-in Hours Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 1pm and 2 pm - 5 pm Friday: 8 am - 1 pm

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Campus meals served on Puckett basketball court Geoffery Bilebey THE COLLEGIAN

A new strategy to boost school spirit proved successful as dinner was served by Fresh Ideas on the practice basketball courts January of 24th, during the men’s and women’s basketball games. Encouraged by this, there seemed to indeed be a definite increase in Eagle fans at both games. Senior Tom Walker from Houston, Texas agreed that serving dinner close to the basketball games court was a great influence to show up to watch our home games. Walker also added “I think this is great, and it should be done more often. It’s also a great way to get people interested in attending and cheering for our teams.” Though Walker said he comes to most of our home basketball games, he still thinks he was a little more motivated to show up to that game because that is where dinner was being served.

“Because, as most people know, I don’t miss a meal…” On the other hand a junior class student Nathan Adair from Wright city, Missouri said “I didn’t even know there was a basketball game today, I just came down here to eat, and I found out that there was actually something else going on LOL.” After I asked him a few more questions about it, he explained, “I don’t miss a lot of games though, it’s only today man” Nathan added that, “this is great idea to actually get people involved in many events happening around campus”. CMU’s football Defensive end, Collin Sizemore from Perry, Missouri said he comes to men’s basketball games very often compared to women’s basketball home games, but this time he was able to attend to Women’s basketball game because dinner was served close to the courts. Sizemore also mentioned that, “I like the idea of dirty bird’s too, I think they are doing a very

good job in cheering for our teams, I would like to see this done for every sport” Dean Oliver reported on the events success, “We are looking forward to make this our tradition here; we will do this for every athletic event, as long as we still have the resources and the facilities to do so”. Dean Oliver also expressed his confidence in the future success of the new school spirit the “dirty birds”, he says, “we have struggled to bring this idea to life for 8 years now, and I think now is the time.”

eBooks: The Future of the Textbook? Marcus Lavergne THE COLLEGIAN

Upon moving to college, there is much excitement. The transition from high school to a university or even a Junior college is frightening as well as invigorating. Parties, incredible classes, freedom, independence, new friends and adventures are some things we all look forward to when coming to school. But, even upperclassmen will agree when it comes to the hassle of one vital item within the classroom: textbooks. The expensive cost of these books for their limited use during the semester is a pain to many, many students. Here at Central Methodist, obtaining these thick, wells of knowledge is not easy or cheap and some students really do bust the bank when it comes to them. When it seems like there is no answer for

this, the topic of eBooks arises. eBooks are electronically owned books read through devices like Kindles, iPads, Nooks and Tablets, but also, even on our smart phones. They can be found at super cheap prices on many websites and provide an acceptable substitute for the textbooks that we have grown so familiar with. Of course, there are pros and cons to both methods. Some like the material feel of a book, and the ability to highlight and underline as they please but cannot handle the expenses, while others love technology and reading from touch screen devices and laptops at a cheap price but hate the fact that they may have to subscribe to some kind of online book company. To get some insight on how CMU administration feels about eBooks, both Dr. Rita Gulstad (Dean

Academics and University Vice-President) and Dr. Barbara Anderson (Associate Dean of Academics) weighed in. Dean Gulstad states, “CMU is always looking at new ideas for ways for textbook procurement, electronic or otherwise.” She also lets us know that partnering with an outside company for textbook rentals or eBooks is “always an option.” Dr. Anderson comments that she does not doubt that eBooks are a “valid substitute for certain students who like that format.” In the end, it seems like a total switch to eBooks is pretty far off. But, if you are looking for a way to get your information to make the grades without breaking the bank, eBooks are always a viable option.

Deadline is extended for “C” logo and slogan contests Central Methodist has extended its deadline for the new”C” and slogan contests until 5 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 28. All previous submissions will still be considered in the final vote. The winner of each contest will receive $250. The new “C” must be original and unique art, not a standard font or copied from another institution or organization. The design must be distinctive, visually appealing and able to stand alone on a banner or be incorporated with other design elements into products such as jerseys, warm-ups, t-shirts, caps, window decals, brochures, flyers, posters, letterhead and web pages. The winning submission will be displayed in both official school

colors [green (Pantone 3425) and black] and black and white. Consideration will also be given as to how the design integrates with official Central Methodist typefaces (Humanist 521 and Apollo). The new slogan must be original and unique to Central Methodist University, preferably no more than one sentence or possibly two short phrases. The winning submission must reflect positively on CMU and be adaptable to a variety of uses, including website, clothing apparel, banners, fliers and recruitment materials. The slogan must be clear, concise and effective when used in audio formats. People are welcome to submit entries for either one or both of the contests. Entries should be submitted on paper or via

good-quality jpg or PDF electronic files to: Ken Oliver, Central Methodist University, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248, or via e-mail to koliver@centralmethodist. edu. All entrants should include name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Entries will be judged by a committee of select staff and students, and no member of the committee or of their immediate family is eligible to submit an entry. The winning design will be the sole property of Central Methodist University, and CMU will retain all rights in perpetuity without restriction. All decisions are final, and CMU has the right not to declare a winner if a satisfactory entry is not submitted.

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Pomp & Circumstance 2012-2013

Preparing Fayette Students for Graduation from CMU

ARE YOU READY TO WALK AT COMMENCEMENT IN FAYETTE? Prospective grads get excited this time each year about graduation and life after CMU. CMU faculty and staff want your cele- bration and transition to go off without a hitch, so we offer this newsletter to remind you of all the necessary preparation for Commencement. Who gets to walk at Commencement in Fayette? The following

Students who may walk in Commencement ceremonies in Fayette in May 2013: -those who graduated in December 2012 -those who have completed degrees by May 2013 -and those who will complete degree requirements by the end of summer 2013.

HOW DO WE KNOW YOU EXPECT TO GRADUATE? -Complete the online graduation application: Doing so notifies a host of campus offices of your intention to graduate. Each office then will remind prospective graduates of upcoming deadlines and continuing obligations that students need to meet before Commencement. -Take a few minutes to complete the required application. Do so now and save yourself a lot of trouble at graduation time.


Before you can be approved to graduate, your academic advisor needs to file a completed degree plan (signed by you) with the Registrar. Don’t wait!! Talk to your advisor today about the status of your degree plan.

WHO’S PICKING UP THE CHECK? Your $75 graduation fee (added to your account the semester you graduate) covers your cap and gown, diploma, the Graduates’ Luncheon, and the Commencement lunch. Take advantage of these. You pay for them!

DAT E S T O R E M E M BE R : FRIDAY MARCH 1, 2013 deadline for applications for graduation. Access by: going to central website - current students - Fayette- Graduation InformationLink to .PDF on right hand side TUESDAY APRIL 23, 2013 Senior Fair! Pick up your cap and gown! Make a final check with campus offices to assure that you’re ready to graduate. Organized by the Career Development Center. FRIDAY, MAY 10 2013 Graduates’ Luncheon (Free!!) Noon: honor cords and awards given 1:30pm: Commencement Rehersal in Fayette (mandatory)

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How Central students take advantage “We ball hard.... na na na-na” Pictured left: James Paxton Bradley IV, Senior Arielle Chambers, Sophomore Larry Karnes, Senior

“Practice is practice...but it was nice being outside instead of in the gym.”

Pictured above:

Kody Taylor, Freshman Kam Green, Freshman Tom Walker, Senior Tyler Triggs, Freshman

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of a Fayette summer day in January Meghan Barton THE COLLEGIAN

“We had fun rollin’ on our 32’s” Pictured left: Brett Fitchpatrick, Graduate Student Bryan Plenge, Senior

“Well...I was going to kayak, but it was way too muddy. So, I called my friends and we threw the frisbee around”

Pictured left: Steven Claycomb, Junior

“We’ve literally been playing horse for hours. This weather is awesome.”

Pictured left: Cole McCubbin, Senior Seth Luttrell, Sophomore Beth Crow, Freshman Ryan Rost, Sophomore TJ Keilholz, Sophomore

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High hopes for CMU golf teams as season approaches CJ Regan THE COLLEGIAN The Central

Methodist University men’s and women’s golf team has high expectations for the upcoming season. The Eagles will have five returning seniors on the men’s side and one returning senior for the women. Both the men and women will start their seasons on March 11th at the Early Bird Tournament in Smithville, Missouri. Preseason rankings have the men’s side anywhere from first to third in conference, while the women are currently ranked second in conference. Head Coach Jim Ray Kluck expects “great

things” from both sides and he believes that “the skills are there, we just have to work hard to be successful.” The men and women each have their own goals for the season. For the men, they want to be Academic All-Americans, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and win conference while the women want to have a GPA of 3.3, and finish in the top half of the conference tournament. There will be plenty of competition on both teams, as there are a number of golfers that have a chance at being in the top five. The men’s side is led by co-captains Nathaniel Oliver and Ty Lieberman. Oliver was an Academic AllAmerican last year as a junior, while Lieberman

got the All-Conference nod as a sophomore and is currently ranked first in the conference. Oliver was also selected as a Champion of Character and received a $1,000 scholarship for his contributions. Senior Kelli Esquivell and sophomore Jesse Norton look to lead the women’s side as they continue to work hard to reach their season goals. The Eagles will have seven tournaments this spring including the conference tournament for the men and women. They have high hopes for many years to come as they have already signed three for the women’s team and are talking with around four golfers for next year’s men’s team.

Petrone continues to improve technology for athletics Meredith Brick THE COLLEGIAN

On January 17th, CMU’s sports information department became the first school in the Heart of America Conference to live stream an athletic event with play-by-play and color commentary beside the already existing live stat box scores on It was a very exciting night not only because of two victories from the basketball teams, but also because CMU’s pep group, The Dirty Birds made their debut and the first live broadcast was an outstanding success. Eagle fans from around the world can now view and listen to Eagle sporting events without even leaving the comfort of their computer chair. Sport Information Director Nicholas Petrone managed the start of the live broadcast and is also responsible for the total revamp of cmueagles. com. Petrone’s thirst and hunger to have the best product in the conference and nation keeps his innovating gears going. Petrone has had experience and opportunities that have helped him develop the methods and tools responsible for his success. In 2004, Petrone began building his resume in Nashville, Tennessee as an intern in the sports

department of CBS’ affiliate station WTVF. This station was the proud employer of two Murrow award-winners, a videographer and news anchor, while Petrone interned there. In 2007, Petrone served under Brandon Barca, an award-winning online marketing director , at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. It was there he got exposure to what it takes to run the athletic site of a NCAA Division I school. Petrone also worked with John Russel, a Vanderbilt photographer that captured the 2007 Sports Illustrated Photo of the Year. Russel’s photo appeared on the cover of the magazine twice within the year, and Russel was the first non-AP photographer ever to win the distinction. His previous job before becoming Sports Information Director at CMU was as an Assistant Sports Information Director at Mars Hill College (N.C.) from 2008-2011. Petrone is constantly researching different ways to make more appealing to CMU’s fans and also to make it the frontrunner athletics site in the nation. He refers to top colleges in the nation to keep up-to-date on the technology and marketing tactics. The ideas he gains from Division 1 schools poses a challenge to make those ideas stick at CMU’s smaller

NAIA level. He thoroughly enjoys his position here because of his control of the department and website. He also admires the community and networking that accompany CMU. He’s been employed here a little over a year and his proudest accomplishment thus far is initiating the live broadcast. He has also enjoyed watching the CMU softball team advance to the 2012 National Championship Tournament. Petrone is happiest when he see others excel at the highest level. Looking towards CMU’s future, he hopes to one day have a multi-camera shoot of athletic events to provide an ESPN-type quality broadcast for at home viewers. Petrone’s work study employees have firsthand experience of his hard work, genuine passion, and drive for what he does. It is truly inspiring to have staff and faculty members like him working at CMU. “I learned at a very young age to be competitive, and that focus, intensity, and desire never ceased. As long as I’m here, Central Methodist will not take a back seat to anybody in this conference or the nation; we’ve done a lot of good things in a short amount of time, but we still have a long way to go.” –Nick Petrone

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Star forward leads Eagles Lady Eagles have heart over Peru State breaking loss Skyler Jameson THE COLLEGIAN

The Central Methodist Eagles traveled to Peru, Nebraska on January 26th and came back with a key victory. It was a very up and down first half as the game went back and forth between both teams. The Eagles trailed by only one going into the 2nd half by a score of 36-35. Senior Elliot Black led the way with a double-double scoring 21 points and bringing down 13 rebounds. A strong defensive second half was key to help the Eagles get their fourth win in a row as they forced 18 Bobcat turnovers. Central Methodist

held Peru State to just 26 points in the second half. Possibly the biggest story in the game was the play of sophomore point guard Cody Anderson. Anderson, who is filling in for injured senior guard Eric Franklin, played a great game. The Kickapoo, Missouri native scored a career high 13 points passing up his old career high 11 points recorded just last week against Evangel University. Five of Anderson’s points came from the charity stripe as he made all five of his attempts. Other performers for the Eagles were junior Melvin Tillman

who dropped 15 points as well as 6 boards and senior Robert Mason who brought in a respectable 9 points. Central Methodist shot a solid 44.3% from the filed going 27-61 from the field. Peru State didn’t shoot too bad either shooting 43.9% from the floor. This win puts the Eagles in the middle of the pack of a tough Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Eagles currently are 6th in the HAAC and are 3 games behind conference leader Evangel University and Mid America University.

Skyler Jameson THE COLLEGIAN

The Central Methodist Womens Basketball team lost in upset fashion on the 26th of January. This loss puts CMU at eighteen and four on the season and seven and four in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Lady Eagles currently sit in the fourth spot in the HAAC and are three games behind conference leaders Mid America Nazarene and Benedictine. It was a close game throughout as the Eagles were trailing at halftime by just four points. In the second half the Bobcats grew to

their biggest lead at the fifteen minute mark in the second half when they were ahead 37-29. The Eagles would not go down quietly as they went on a 10-2 run tying the game at 39. Junior Brittany Joseph made two clutch free throws with just thirty seconds left to tie the game and send into overtime. In overtime the Bobcats got off to a hot start with a 10-0 run and it seemed to be too much for the Lady Eagles. At the final buzzer the Bobcats finalized the upset with a 6561 victory. Joseph

had a monster game with fifteen points and brought in a career high eighteen rebounds. Also Junior Jasmine Poteete posted a double-double with thirteen points and a solid 10 rebounds. Central Methodist shot just 21% from behind the arc going 4-21, Peru State shot a very impressive 57% from the three point line.

New head vollyball coach fired up for upcoming season Marcus Lavergne THE COLLEGIAN

Central Methodist University will be welcoming a new head volleyball coach in the upcoming season, Allison Jones-Olsen. Although Coach Olsen is new to CMU she has lived in Missouri her whole life; born and raised in Waverly, Missouri and attending William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri where she played volleyball. Before coming to Central Methodist, Coach Olsen had coached volleyball at William Jewell University, a NCAA school in the Great Lakes

Valley Conference, for the last 9 years. In coming to Central, Olsen has big hopes and goals for the future of volleyball here. When asked about a few of her goals she gave a short list of some things she would like to accomplish, “Well, our goals are to do better than last year, make an impact in Hearts of America Athletic Conference, look to challenge for the top spots, and make it into the conference tournament.” She also has confidence in this newest

recruiting class. Coach Olsen is looking forward to a fusion with some of the returners and some of the JC and newest freshman coming in. She is excited for the ladies to fight for starting spots as she puts, “Working it on the court.” Although she is not new to the HAAC due to her experience at Jewell, before their transition to the NCAA, she emits excitement through her words stating, “I’m looking forward to going back into the HAAC. A lot of the coaches are still there that I coached against then so I’m



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Religious life

Nathaniel Oliver THE COLLEGIAN

Is it possible to be so visible that one becomes invisible?

I realize that this is a paradox. How can a person be visible yet invisible? I’m not talking about not being seen but being seen yet not acknowledged as being there, thus invisible in a sense. I think it’s safe to say that we all at one point or another have felt this kind of “invisible” to those around us. While this was a random thought I had one night as I was going to bed, the reason I had this thought may not be what you expect. I am a follower of Christ (Christian) but that doesn’t mean I don’t have doubts sometimes, especially when it doesn’t seem like God is there. But that’s where I went wrong. God is everywhere whether I realize it not. As Romans 1:20 says “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities— his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has

Jessica Powell

Major: Early Childhood Education Major Hometown: Laclede, MO

been made, so that men are without excuse” (NIV). However, I’m not here to tell you what to believe but will leave that to you. The reason I bring up this idea of being “invisible” is because of its presence here at CMU. There are students who can go about their day without interacting with others, some by choice others probably not. While it’s easy to blame them for not being out going, weird, or socially awkward, they aren’t the only problem. What if part of the problem is that we’re not as approachable as we think? Maybe our non-verbal messages are keeping them from talking to us. Or maybe they just need someone to initiate a conversation with them because they have never had anyone show that someone cares for him or her. Hopefully, some fellow students are

coming to mind and if not I would encourage you to look beyond your own needs and see the people you’re around. It’s not easy because we are selfish by nature. But look beyond your teammates, band/ choir members, Greek brothers and sisters, close friends, etc. and see the full community you live among. How can you help? Say hi to people as you walk to class, smile, sit at a different table at lunch and get to know someone else, go to sporting events, concerts, plays, etc. Imagine what it would like for anybody to walk into the café or classroom and be able to sit down at talk to whomever. That is what community has the potential to be and it can be possible here at CMU if we put ourselves second once in a while to take care of our fellow students. Who knows? You may just brighten someone’s day.

Q: Tell us what activities you are involved in here at CMU. A: Sigma Alpha Iota, Student Government Association, National Association for Music Educators, Missouri State Teachers Association, Chorale, Work Study, oh wait... and homework! Q: What has been your favorite part about going to school here? I am constantly touched by how deeply the faculty at CMU care for their students. Here you find faculty who are willing to answer thousands of questions, stay after class to talk with you, greet you on the sidewalk, remind you when you need to act like an adult, laugh with you (or at you), hand out sarcasm like candy, and give out their cell phone numbers (just in case you need anything). Q: What has been your favorite memory while attending CMU? A: My favorite memory is from after I was initiated into SAI. The first time we were able to wear our traditionals and sing at a songfest with all of our new sisters!

Q: Do you have any wise words to pass on to the students of CMU? A: My words of wisdom are to be involved. Introduce yourself to everyone you meet, whether it is a faculty member you have never had a class with, the guy sitting next to you in a gen ed, the wonderful staff in Brannock, or the girl carrying too many books to the 4th floor of TBerry. You never know when you will make a difference in that person’s life or when you may need their help in the future. Hard work and dedication always pay off! Q: What would you like to your legacy to be after leaving CMU? A: My legacy? I have never thought about it! I suppose I want people to remember someone who was different, didn’t want to stand with the crowd, and always willing to help out. Diversity was the key to success in my college career, as I was an education major who was deeply involved in music, wrote a thesis in agriculture, and took economic classes for fun. I learned to make the most of every single day and finally stopped waiting for life to start when I left CMU. Life is happening right now! Ahna Baechle THE COLLEGIAN

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Greek Life

The Collegian •

What’s new with CMU Greeks?

Amanda Branson THE COLLEGIAN

The Greek organizations here on CMU campus do much more than have rushes and take up space in the cafeteria! Want to know more? Pledge and find out! Alpha Gamma Psi Originally founded in 1928 as Alpha Phi Alpha, the name was changed in 1995. The purpose is to promote friendship and leadership, maintain standards of scholarship and create unity among members. Taylor Reinkemeyer, President Alphas will be hosting a “Just Dance!” rush tonight! Come dressed as your favorite pop star and meet the ladies of Alpha in Holt Hall at 6:45. The ladies will also be hosting a fundraiser next week in which they will be selling “Little Pieces of Heaven.” There will be a table outside of the cafeteria all week where the Alpha’s will be stationed selling their melt in your mouth chocolate pieces! Come and help support the Greek community.

Tau Kappa Epsilon

Founded as Delta Sigma Psi in the late 1960s, the group is a new chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon brotherhood. TKE contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of members, and service to others. Derek Hicks, President -will be hosting a dodge ball rush tonight! -Come meet the men of TKE at 9 tonight in the Rec. Center ready to play! -“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” - Patches O’Houlihan (Dodgeball)

Sigma Pi Alpha

Founded in 1991, the purpose is to promote the cardinal virtues wisdom, courage, temperance, justice and above all love. Megan Davidson, President -will be hosting a sports themed rush tonight! Meet the ladies of Sigma in Holt Hall at 6:45 dressed as your favorite athlete! -look out for Sigma’s celebrating Founder’s Day, February 14th!

Delta Pi Omega

Founded in 1946, the purpose of this sorority shall be to establish among its members a perpetual bond of friendship, to promote social life on the Central Methodist University campus. Anna Frevert, President Deltas hosted a Vera Bradley Letters party on Saturday and invited all CMU sororities to join them in placing orders for custom printed letters of their organizations

Alpha Phi Gamma (Mokers)

Founded in 1945, the purpose is a social fraternity. Ricky Massana, President -participated in the All-Greek Rush last week “If you don’t know us already, we don’t want you.” -hosted “Moker Auction” as a fundraiser for the organization

Chi Delta

Founded in 1931 as the Atom Club, became Chi Delta in 1942. The purpose is to create a sense of brotherhood among the members and the student body. Nick Chapman, President

Phi Delta Theta

Founded in 1947 as Sigma Alpha Chi, they joined the Phi Delta brotherhood in 2007. The fraternity stands for the cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality. Eric King, President


 Attendance at a New Member Education  A signed copy of the CMU hazing & risk management policy on file  Grade release must be on file  Greek Insurance fee paid ($65 in fall 12)  Full-time student, at least 12 hours  Passed 12 hours during most recent semester at CMU (for returning students)  New freshmen— 20 ACT and 2.5 or higher GPA in high school  Transfer students— cumulative 2.5 GPA  Returning students— 2.0 GPA  Free of social probation

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