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

Vol. 141 • No. 1

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Major increases seen in enrollment, retention Numbers are in for fall term enrollment at Central Methodist University, and the news is good. After the first week of class, 3,382 students were enrolled at CMU either on campus, off campus, or online. A year ago officials reported the university had eclipsed the 3,000 student mark for the first time ever; this year’s count reflects a 10.9 percent increase. “We’re pleased to report significant enrollment growth again this year,” CMU President Marianne Inman said. “This demonstration of student demand for CMU’s programs surely reflects an appreciation for our outstanding academic quality as well as our focus on personal attention for each student.” For the first time in its 158year history, CMU last May awarded more than a 1,000 diplomas statewide. That accomplishment is a double-edged sword; just to maintain enrollment levels, each of those graduates had to be replaced with a new student. On-campus enrollment clocked in at 1,173, second-most in CMU history and just three students shy of matching the all-time mark set

two years ago. A total of 681 students are living in residence halls, 4.3 percent more than last year. As has been the case in recent years, the greatest growth came by way of the College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES). Incorporating off-campus programs, graduate programs, and online students, CGES enrolled 2,209 - a 17.7 percent gain from the same time a year ago. Officials also point to a lesserknown but vitally important category as equally significant: CMU’s freshman retention rate. That figure calculates how many freshmen from fall 2011 returned this fall. Inman reports a retention rate of 71.5 percent, nearly 10 percentage points above the fall 2011 rate, and nearly seven points higher than CMU’s threeyear average. “Never in the last 25 years, and probably longer, have we exceeded 69 percent until now,” she notes “This accomplishment is the result of everyone’s efforts to serve our students in the best ways possible.” Still to come before CMU determines its final fall figures are

Keith Abernathy Jacqueline Anson

Four full-time faculty members began their new careers at Central with the start of a new academic year, according to CMU Dean Rita Gulstad. • Keith Abernathy, assistant professor of criminal justice, may be new to CMU but he is hardly a newcomer to the area. He’s been with either Moberly Area Community College or with Columbia College since the late 1990s, in a variety of capacities. Most recently he was program coordinator for the Serving the Public Servants program at Columbia College, as well as teaching criminal justice part time for both Moberly Area Community College and Columbia. Abernathy was director of MACC’s Law Enforcement Training Center for two years, and spent seven years as a public safety officer at Southeast

Preliminary numbers are in for fall term enrollment at Central Methodist University, and the news is good - very good. The challenge may be deciding which part of it is the best news, according to CMU President Marianne E. Inman.

Fall class work at Central Methodist University started Aug. 21. Here, students leave CMU’s opening convocation held Aug. 23 at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church. high school dual enrollment program counts. If those figures hold

steady from last fall, total enrollment for the fall semester may

exceed last year’s all-time record of 5,225 students.

Missouri State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State and a master’s in criminal justice administration from Columbia College. • Jacqueline Anson, the new assistant professor of psychology, just received her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Rochester (N.Y.). She has master’s degrees from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and from the University of Rochester, and a bachelor’s of science degree from Illinois State University. Anson has been teaching and working at the University of Rochester since 2007 while she pursued her Ph.D. there. Previously she was a teaching assistant, and lab instruction and graduate research assistant at the University of Colorado from 2004-2007. She also spent 20022003 as a teaching and research

assistant with the University of Missouri-St. Louis. • Jennifer Muniz has joined CMU’s Swinney Conservatory as assistant professor of music. She comes to Fayette from Indiana University-South Bend, where she was visiting assistant professor of music last year and assistant professor of music the previous five years.Muniz also served as staff accompanist for the Master of Sacred Music program at the University of Notre Dame in 2010-2011; she was also an instructor and accompanist for Notre Dame from 2007-2011. With a bachelor’s of music degree from the University of Minnesota, and both a master’s degree and doctor of musical arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music each in piano performance - Muniz has been active as a performer as

well as an educator. • Dana Morris is CMU’s new assistant professor of biology and she also is familiar with the university, having twice taught part-time, from 2005-2009 and also in 1997. Morris most recently has been a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Missouri, working with Dr. John Faaborg on research involving the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project. She was a graduate teaching assistant at MU, a naturalist with the Rockbridge Memorial State Park in Columbia, and an education assistant with the Kansas City Zoo, among other activities. Morris has a doctorate in biology, a master’s in fisheries and wildlife, and a bachelor’s in fisheries and wildlife, all from the University of Missouri.

New faculty in psychology, criminal justice, biology, music

Dana Morris

Jennifer Muniz

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Central F lashback

This is one of the earliest known views of Classic Hall after it opened 100 years ago. Once the great learning center of the campus, Classic again is in use for the first time in more than 30 years. The land where it sits was purchased from Isabella Hendriz in 1903, shortly before Main Street was terminated at the edge of what was then Howard-Payne College, this to provide a self-contained campus. Howard-Payne was a small two-year women’s college with a strong focus on the arts. It was absorbed into (then) Central College in the mid-1920s. Earlier, Howard-Payne’s President Stout had spearheaded the erection of Classic Hall in 1911 to enable HowardPayne Hall to become solely a residence hall. In the early years, Classic provided space for Howard-Payne classrooms, performances, and a women’s literary society. In its later years as

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part of Central Methodist, Classic housed language and education classes, but it was closed in 1981 due to declining need and weakened infrastructure. Afterward it was used only for storage. In 2008, CMU’s Board of Trustees approved

a $6 million campaign to renovate Classic into a performing arts center. The “new” Classic Hall will soon house the AshbyHodge Gallery of American Art (formerly in the library). Already the building is in service as a dedicated

rehearsal space for both the band and choir, in addition to practice rooms, meeting rooms and offices. Dedication of the renovated facility will take place at 11 a.m. Satruday, Oct. 13, during CMU’s annual Homecoming weekend. Jim Steele

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iPad winner CMU student Shelby Rogers poses with university President Marianne Inman after receiving an iPad during an opening of school drawing. Students who had properly completed in advance all of their pre-registration forms were eligible to have their names placed in the pot.

SPEECH instructor Carrie Strodtmann, above, teaches the first class in the “new” Classic Hall on the opening day of the fall semester. At left, an exterior shot of the building as it nears completion




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Students, faculty honored as new year gets under way New Tad Perry Fellow Award to G. Thurman.

Student, faculty and staff honors were awarded at two occasions during the first week of Central’s new school year — the Opening Convocation and the Faculty/Staff initial gathering. President Marianne Inman, presented a prestigious new faculty recognition at Opening Convocation — the Carolyn and Tad Perry Fellow Award. It honors a faculty member who has gone the “extra mile” for Central students, who has shown a commitment to student experiences, growth and achievement. This year’s Perry Fellow is Greg Thurmon, assistant professor of biology. Thurmon joined the faculty in 2007 after a long career teaching high school in Chillicothe. He also won the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Momberg Gold Chalk Award last fall, an expression of the respect and cama-

raderie the students feel for him. Inman also presented five awards to students, based on their performance as new CMU enrollees during the 2011-12 school year. Honored were Nahom Asfaw, Kayla Heidbrink, Tyler Winn, Amber Sartain, and Joe Jefferies. • Asfaw, a biology major from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, received the Demaree Prize, which honors the freshman with the highest scholastic average. • Heidbrink, a biology major from Linn, was honored with the E.E. Rich Award. The criteria for this sophomore female student award include outstanding scholastic achievement and leadership. • Winn, a business major from St. Louis, Mo., was given the Kim Everett Award, which is based on a student’s concern for CMU, diverse involvement on campus, leadership, concern for fellow students, and academic scholarship. The award is named for Kim Everett, freshman class president in

1972-73 who was tragically killed by a lightning bolt at the beginning of his sophomore year. • Sartain, a nursing major from Boonville, was presented the Tau Kappa Epsilon Outstanding Freshman Female Award. The recipient of this award has shown strong academic standing, dedication, involvement, and commitment to the mission and goals of CMU. • Jefferies, an English major from Fayette, received the ODK Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award, based on his overall campus leadership abilities. Recipients of this award are nominated by CMU faculty and selected by ODK members. Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honorary leadership organization for juniors and seniors with membership based on achievement in scholastic and extracurricular activities. At the faculty/staff gathering, Inman conferred the annual ODK awards for faculty and staff. The top honor, the ODK Chester A.

Hanson Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2011-12, was presented to Dr. Dori Waggoner, assistant professor of music and new dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music. Other teachers honored with ODK Momberg Gold Chalk Awards, in addition to Greg Thurmon, were Brandy Parker, assistant professor of nursing; and Dr. Elizabeth Gold, assistant professor of psychology. The Rev. Lucas Endicott, CMU campus chaplain and senior minister for the two United Methodist Churches in Fayette — Linn Memorial UMC and St. Paul UMC — was honored with the ODK Outstanding Staff of the Year award. One additional faculty/staff award presented last fall was the United Methodist Institution of Higher Education and Ministry Exemplary Teacher Award. This went to Dr. Jeremy Reed, assistant professor of English, who has been with Central since 2008.

Two students represent CMU at SIFE event Two Central Methodist University students have been selected to attend the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) USA Partner Summit according to Julie Bennett, CMU associate professor of business and SIFE Sam Walton Fellow. Meghan Barton and Sophie Wilensky, represented CMU in Bentonville, Ark., Sept.11 and 12. These women are two of only 65 students from across the country chosen to participate in this gathering

The SIFE USA Partner Summit is an annual event that brings together SIFE students, members of the SIFE National Advisory Board, and other executives from SIFE donor companies. The summit is designed to allow members to contribute insight and growth opportunities to the SIFE program. “It’s amazing to represent Central in such an honorable way,” said Wilensky, a junior marketing and advertising major from Dallas. “I’m honored to have been nominated and

selected to participate. It was an unforgettable opportunity for us both,” said Barton, a senior criminal justice and communications major from Fenton. SIFE is an international organization that works with business professionals and colleges and universities to give students the opportunity to make a difference in their communities using business techniques, while developing skills to make them better business leaders.

Saturday’s Schedule 1:00 p.m. Central Method-

ist Autographs Start on Inman Plaza » 1:00 - Football/Volleyball » 1:30 - Baseball/Softball » 2:00 - Men’s and Women’s Basketball » 2:30 - Men’s and Women’s Soccer » 3:00 - Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country » 3:30 - Spirit Squad/Men’s and Women’s Golf 4:00 p.m. All Parking Lots Open Parking for all lots is $5. 4:30 p.m. Pregame Pep Rally on Fayette Square » The Sound of Central marching band and spirit squad perform at the pregame pep rally in downtown Fayette. 4:45 p.m. Davis Field Gates Open » All fans must have a ticket to enter the stadium. 5:00 p.m. Eagle Kids Zone Opens » The Eagle Kids Zone will be located in the South End Zone area of Davis Field. It will remain open through the end of the third quarter. 5:30 p.m. Central Methodist Football Saturday Pregame Radio Show Broadcast » Kevin Foedinger and Adam Hildenbrandt of KWIX 1230 AM Radio will broadcast the game live. The Central Methodist Football Saturday Pregame Show will start 30 minutes before kickoff. Listen (select KWIX link) 5:47 p.m. Sound of Central Performs on the Field » Get in your seats early as the Sound of Central performs their pregame routine. 5:51 p.m. Central Methodist Takes the Field » Stand up and cheer as head coach Jody Ford and the Eagles take the field! 5:54 p.m. National Anthem » The Sound of Central performs the national anthem on the field at each home game. 6:00 p.m. KICKOFF

AFTER THE GAME F i r e works Show » Central Methodist will conclude Family Day festivities with a fireworks display at Davis Field immediately following the conclusion of the football game. Make sure to stay in your seats and enjoy the show!


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.


Students gather for the first chapel service of the new school year held outside Stedman Hall of Science and led by campus chaplain Lucus Endocott.

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!

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CMU’s Inman will step-down in June

As most students are by now aware, Marianne Inman, the president of Central Methodist University for the past 17 years, has announced plans to retire effective June 30, 2013. Her departure will mark the close of one of the brightest chapters in the nearly 160-year history of the university, noted CMU Board of Trustees Chair Glenn Cox of Bartlesville, Okla. The search process for a new president got under way with the beginning of the 2012-13 school year (see related story). The accomplishments of Cen-

tral under Dr. Inman’s leadership are many and substantial. Some of the highlights since she joined the institution in July 1995 include: • A nearly fivefold increase in student enrollment, to almost 5,300 last fall • Completion of three capital campaigns, netting the university nearly $50 million • A near tripling of the university endowment, to $31 million • Growth in CMU operating revenues from $8.5 million when she arrived, to more than $26 million this past year

• Campus improvements totaling in excess of $50 million. One of the milestones for which Inman is particularly proud is that CMU last spring awarded more than 1,000 college degrees for the first time in its history. Another is the expansion of CMU academic programming to sites across the state, many in partnership with Missouri community colleges and other organizations. “The opportunity to work with an outstanding Board of Trustees and a first-rate faculty and staff in service to Central Methodist University has been the high point of

my career as an educator. I feel privileged to have been part of this institution of opportunity for students all around our state. The timing of this decision seems appropriate in that we are completing one major campus project (the restoration of historic Classic Hall) this year, and CMU will require continuity in leadership over the next number of years in order to implement the highest priority recommendations from our recently concluded master plan,” said Inman. Inman and her husband, David, plan to relocate to Georgetown, Texas, next summer.

Marianne Inman

Proceeds from ‘Fly Boys’ film Twelve named to search committee will honor former band director

Three special screenings of the award-winning movie “The FlyBoys” are being featured at Central Methodist University. The first showing was on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The FlyBoys has a strong Central connection on several levels. The executive producer is Lisle Moore Jr., a CMU 1967 graduate and former band director in Fulton. His wife, Danie Brumagin Moore, Class of ’68, is a former 20th District state representative in the Missouri General Assembly. Their daughter, Melinda Moore Henry, graduated from Central in 1990; and her son, John-Michael Emmons, is a junior nursing major at CMU. Lisle and Danie’s son, Lisle Moore III, composed the score for The FlyBoys. Other showings are Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13 (Homecoming) at 7 p.m. All screenings are in the Stedman Hall lecture room. Sponsors are CMU and the Beta Mu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. The film is rated PG-13 and will be open to the public. The cost is $5 per person with no charge for children aged 5 and under. Proceeds go toward the newly established Paul A. Montemurro Award at CMU. The award, established last winter, will annually

honor a CMU music student who demonstrates the kind of leadership for which the late Prof. Montemurro was known. The FlyBoys, which has won more than 39 “Best Feature Film” awards at film festivals, follows the lives of two boys (played by Reiley McClendon and Jesse James) who love planes and have a penchant for getting into trouble. By mistake they hide out in a plane when its owners—mobsters—climb in and take off. When the boys finally come out of hiding, to their shock no one is left on board. Somehow, the two boys must find a safe way to land the plane. Action abounds—in planes, on bikes, and on foot—and the audience is shown courage and the value of friendship. Also starring in the movie are well-known actors Stephen Baldwin and Tom Sizemore. Montemurro, who graduated from then-Central College in 1958, returned to teach at his alma mater in 1967 and stayed five years. By the time he left for Oklahoma State University, 10 percent of Central’s students were in the band. He died July 5, 2012. One floor of the newly-renovated Classic Hall bears his name. Members of Phi Mu Alpha will sell tickets in CMU’s Student and Community Center during lunch, and tickets can also be purchased at Market Street Floral on Main Street in Fayette, or at the door.

Student residence hall staff named CMU officials have announced the residence hall student staff for the current school year. The role of the staff is to facilitate student needs and enhance the experience of dorm life. The group also is responsible for performing safety checks, mediating conflicts, encouraging involvement in student life, and being available to the students. Salum Stutzer, associate director of campus life, said, “We have lots of new faces. We have skilled directors and residence hall assistants, which will allow them to hone and enhance many skills.” • Howard-Payne Hall residence staff include Andrea Borchardt, junior communication studies major from Olathe, Kan; Chelsea Wallace, junior biology major from Rogersville, Mo.; Jurgen Deboo-

serie, senior business major from Izegem, Belgium; Nahom Asfaw, sophomore biology major from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Sarah White, sophomore psychology major from Knoxville, Tenn; Kayla Heidbrink, sophomore biology major from Linn; and Kidus Birhanu, sophomore biology major from Boonville. • Holt Hall residence staff includes Sarah Colley, junior BSN generic program major from Grain Valley; Kelsey Forqueran, sophomore communication studies major from Malta Bend; and Amber Sartain, sophomore nursing major from Boonville. • Burford Hall residence staff includes Nathan Adair, junior political science major from Wright City; McCauley Warren, a sophomore computer science major from

Fayette; and Daniel Wright, junior business major from Kingdom City. • McMurry Hall residence staff include: Caryn Jackson, senior biology major from Fulton; Katherine Fulton, senior biology major from Branson; Dustin Menk, senior athletic training major from Platte; Sabrina Eaves, psychology major from Harrisburg; and Dalton Chester, junior criminal justice major from Neosho. • Woodward Hall residence assistants include: John Patrick-Jacks, sophomore biology major from Marshfield; Kaleb Borghardt, sophomore education major from California (Mo.); and Dakarayi Chabaya, sophomore from Chesterfield. The residence staff moved in on Aug. 7 and classes for Fayette’s CMU campus began Aug. 21.

SGA President Kristen Bailey is among group

A committee of 12 representatives has been named to lead the search for the 26th president of Central Methodist University. Glenn Cox, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, will chair the group. CMU has retained the services of AGB Search of Washington, D.C., to support the initiative, which will yield a successor to current President Marianne Inman when she retires June 30. Representing the faculty will be Dr. James “Tiger” Gordon and Dr. Nancy Hadfield, while Student Governing Association President Kristen Bailey will represent students. Salum Stutzer and Kay Winegard are the staff representatives. Joe Garrett of Pacific, Mo., will represent the CMU Alumni Board. Trustees joining Cox (Bartlesville, Okla.) on the committee include Bob Courtney of St. Louis, former board chair and current chair of its Strategic Planning Committee; Terry Henderson of Troy, chair of the Trusteeship and Governance Committee; Janet Jacobs of Fayette, chair of the Advancement and Alumni Re-

lations Committee; Tad Perry of Ft. Pierre, S.D., vice chair of the board; and Louann Shaner of Hilton Head, S.C., a member of the Learning and Teaching Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. The search process began formally when the consultants come to campus Aug. 28-30 to interview a broad range of constituents within the CMU community. Over the next several months the committee will receive and review applications, conduct telephone and personal interviews, and narrow the pool to the top candidates. The goal of the committee is to name the new president in early spring 2013. AGB Search is an affiliate of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities, established in 1921. Drs. Bruce Alton and Saundra Tracy, both former presidents of independent colleges, will be the search liaisons. Between them they have conducted more than 100 presidential searches, and Alton assisted Central in 199495 when Inman was selected as president.


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View night skies at historic Morrison Observatory

Morrison Observatory as it appears from the street. At right, a student views the night sky through the main telescope while CMU’s Dr. Larry Peery (standing center) looks on.

Night sessions will be led by Dr. Larry Peery. Students and Central Missouri residents are invited to view the universe during weekly guided sessions on Thursdays through Nov. 8 at the historic Morrison Observatory operated by Central Methodist University. All sessions are free. The observatory will be open from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Nov. 1, and 8, according to Dr. Larry Peery, professor of physics and director of the observatory. “We will have the moon, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, dou-

ble stars and other objects for viewing,” Peery said. “The planet Jupiter should also be well placed for viewing for the late October and November sessions. Jupiter and its four larger moons are spectacular.” CMU faculty and students and volunteers from the Central Missouri Astronomical Association will host the public sessions. These include tours of the observatory that explain its history and feature hands-on science activities. Visitors will be able to use a variety of telescopes for viewing, weather permitting. The facility is located at 700 Park Rd. in Fayette next to the city park. For additional informa-

tion, viewing sessions or directions, contact Peery by e-mail at The Morrison Observatory, which is celebrating its 137th anniversary this year, features a 17-foot-long, 12-inch-aperture Clark refractor telescope manufactured in 1875 by Alvan Clark and Sons of Cambridge, Mass. The firm was considered the best telescope maker in the United States

at that time. The observatory also has an historic 8-inch refracting telescope that was used as a time standard for much of the Midwest in the late 1800s, and a modern 10inch reflecting telescope. The facility was originally located in Glasgow, where it had been operated under the direction of the trustees of the former Pritchett School Institute, which closed in 1922. In 1927, the Circuit Court

of Howard County awarded to Central College (CMU) the observatory and certain real property that had been part of the observatory in Glasgow. In 1935, Central completed a structure to house the original observatory dome, telescope and other instruments. They were moved to Fayette that year and the new observatory structure was dedicated in June 1936.

ington, Mo. Here, John R. Smart III, wife

Debbie, daughter Kim, and sons Ryan and Kevin inspect the me-

morial citation outside Stedman Hall, joined by donor Jim Steele.

Citation honors founder of CMU’s nursing program

A framed photo and citation recalling the service of former Central Methodist faculty member John R. (Bob) Smart Jr. now hangs in the first floor hallway of Stedman Hall of Science outside rooms housing the CMU Nursing Program. The memorial was donated by James H. Steele ‘64, immediate past president of the CMU Alumni Association and Collegian editorial advisor. Dr. Smart, a 1940 Central graduate, spearheaded Central’s participation in the Central Missouri Allied Health Consortium in the early 1970s which ultimately led to establishment of CMU’s nursing curriculum, first as a twoyear program and later as a fouryear baccalaureate degree. Steele had worked with Smart during those years while serving as Central’s public relations director. A native of Belton, Bob Smart was first known as one of the child actors in the Our Gang comedy films of the late 1920s and early 1930s. He came to Central as a student in 1936 and was noted here as a musician who played

trumpet in the well-known Charlie Armstead dance band. In later years Smart was a public school educator and for some time served as the school superintendent at Glasgow, Mo., later joining the Central faculty in 1966 as head of the college’s education department. Even after retirement he continued to work at Central on grants and special projects. Smart received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1990, shortly before his death later that year. On Aug. 4, Smart’s son, John R. Smart III, ‘76, a physician from Somerset, Ky., traveled to Fayette for his 40th year class reunion at Fayette High School and was accompanied by his family. During that visit the visitors were able to inspect the memorial to John’s father before it was placed on permanent display in Stedman. Bob Smart also is survived by his wife, Louise, a former Central financial aid director, and his daughter, Carolyn Smart-McGettigan ‘77, a business owner. Both Carolyn and Louise live in Wash-

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The CMU community held its annual Fair on the Square Aug. 20 on the lawn of the Howard County Courthouse in Fayette. The event provided an opportunity for local merchants, churches, businesses, and campus organizations to meet CMU students (especially new students) and explain how their groups can support the students and the college community at large. (Photos by Cathy Thogmorton; page design by Jim Steele)

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National business honor to CMU’s SIFE The Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter at Central Methodist University found its winter Build-A-Business economic development program to be a rewarding experience for both area entrepreneurs and CMU students. Their efforts were rewarded in a more tangible way recently when CMU SIFE was named a grand prize winner of the 2012 Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project. CMU’s SIFE placed third in the national competition, behind SIFE teams from the University of Nebraska (first place) and

Louisiana State University. CMU SIFE received a total of $4,000 in prize money for its efforts, according to Amy Dykens, cosponsor of the campus business organization along with CMU faculty member Julie Bennett. Those winnings will be used “to fund future SIFE projects and continue to grow the economic development initiatives started this year,” Dykens added. The winners were an-

nounced in late May at the 2012 SIFE USA National Exposition, hosted this year in Kansas City. A total of 75 colleges and universities from across the country competed this year. CMU’s “Build-ABusiness” project in March focused in part on aspiring women entrepreneurs in the region. It took into account time constraintfor women entrepreneurs who may not otherwise have been able

to participate due to other responsibilities and time constraints. Participants partnered with a SIFE student to complete a business plan during the workshop, which was offered at no charge. The entrepreneur and SIFE mentor rotated through topic stations such as marketing, accounting, management, and finance to complete the sections of the plan. The goal, Dykens noted, was an eventthat was fun and exciting but anintense business planning workshop to encourage aspiring women entrepreneurs, and others, to stimulate new business in the region.

Why you should listen to Eagle Radio By SKYLER JAMESON Collegian Reporter I’ll admit it, I used to think Eagle Radio was lame, just like I’m sure most of our students at CMU do. Ever since I joined the Eagle Radio staff this year my opinion has changed. It takes a lot of hard work, creativity, and frustration to run your show. Eagle Radio is actually really cool. The station is headed by Dr. Kristin Cherry who takes a lot of pride in the station. If it wasn’t for here there probably wouldn’t even be

a radio station on this campus. The DJs are students on campus, freshman through seniors who all have there own shows throughout the week. There’s plenty of hard work put into the shows. The DJs have to promote their shows, make their own playlist, run the software, and execute their shows. You will see flyers throughout the campus promoting the shows. The flyers will show you what time, what days, and what kind of music will be played. The DJs do make their own playlist, how-

ever, you can always call in and request a song to be played on the air. Running the software can get confusing at times. There is a lot going on in the radio room to make your show run smoothly. Eagle Radio is important. Support your classmates and friends that have a show, it will make it fun and interactive for the listener as well as the DJ. Most importantly, take pride in Central Methodist and get involved with Eagle Radio.

like to share my knowledge of what campus has to offer. As some of you may know, the first SGA meeting was last Tuesday, and it went well. We got acclimated with the new committee chairs, and passed a few hundred dollars of student proposals. Student Government is every other Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Stedman 200, Kristen Bailey is the President and

Meghan Barton is vice president. If you want to join a group more geared toward your major try BBB or AED, which are Honors Biology and Pre-Medicine Fraternities, but open to both women and men. They have guest speakers, field trips, and weekly meetings on Thursday mornings at 10 in the Anatomy Lab. One of their first projects this year was started by Raylnn Nuss, in con-

SPOTLIGHT ON CAMPUS LIFE: You’re bored and we’ve got things to do By JULIE FRIEM Collegian Reporter So if you were like me at all last year, I spent a lot of time in my room watching the Lifetime Movie Network alone. I wanted to get involved, but everything seemed so intimidating, and I did not know which group was for me. Since then a lot of things have changed, and I would now

junction with SIFE, is revamping the recycling program on campus! If you want to take the religious course, there is chapel on Tuesday mornings on top of the student center. There is also The Navigators on campus.They think of themselves as “a small group of imperfect people, seeking to know a perfect God.” They are spear heading a big project on

campus this year as well called Hungry for the World. They want to get different people on campus involved it feeding the spirits and stomachs of people not only in the Fayette area, but also internationally! Amanda and her husband Clayton Kreisel run this program. Campus has a ton of things for people of all interests, you just have to look, ask, and get involved.

Video Gaming with Tyler Bishop-Perera “Homefront Review” and “Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare”

This is the situation; North Korea and South Korea have joined forces and begin to dominate the Asian world militarily and the U.S. has been forced to withdraw its military presence due to over extension and a complete economic collapse. Korea launches a Comms Satellite into orbit; upon reaching a position over the USA, it blasts the

country with an EMP disabling the electronics of the entire country. Korea invades the United States and occupies the western half, the occupation begins. This is where your story begins. You are not some Special Forces soldier, a genetically modified super soldier, or even a cop; you are civilian pilot living inside Korean controlled USA. You are

taken by authorities for “evaluation” that few people ever return from. Enroute your transport bus is blown off the road by a collision and rebels rescue you. The campaign involves escaping the city from which you have been a prisoner (with the help of the local rebel faction). Eventually you link up with the U.S .military to launch a counter offensive against the Ko-

rean-controlled San Francisco. The campaign is actually very short; I beat it in around four hours. But this game is bought for its online play. The online version is similar to that of Battle Field, but with its obvious differences — the main one being that if you’re doing well you can purchase vehicles instead of sharing with your teammates.

One of the more annoying features however is that when you are doing well you get a marker above your head that tells the enemy where you are and to kill you. But with up to 32 people to a single massive map the strategies are limitless, unlike Call of Duty where it’s run fast and shoot first. Overall I give this game 7 out of 10 because it needs more campaign.

How many of you have played “GTA IV”? Well the game known as “Red Dead Redemption” is essentially the Wild West version of it. “Red Dead” is a game created by the same people as the GTA series so the similarities are everywhere. But the game I’m actually reviewing is the stand-alone expansion to “Red Dead Redemption” called

“Undead Nightmare.” “Undead Nightmare is one of those games that have fed off the zombie craze of the last few years. The campaign starts with the attack of the main character John Marston and his family by zombie. While Mr. Marston escapes unscathed his wife and son are both bitten, rather than simply killing

them he hogties them and keeps them in the house then sets off for a cure. The game consists mostly of clearing towns of their resident zombie infestation and saving the townsfolk who will eventually guide you into Mexico and ultimately to the cure you seek. The gameplay is pretty good as well as the graphics, however the combat

system is designed for medium to long range and often you fight yourself swarmed at pointblank range by a large group of fast moving zombies. Close quarters fighting is difficult but not impossible, however you run just slightly faster than the zombies so the best idea is to put some distance between you and them and turn an fight. The on-

line for this game consists of Horde mode, which would be great if it didn’t have a time limit, and free roam. Free roam allows you host or join a random server and play in the world without any real objectives like running around in GTA, just be on the lookout for other players who have a tendency to hunt you down for sport. I give this game 9 out of 10.

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Waggoner is new Swinney Conservatory dean Honors to Phi Mu The move from faculty to administration was a simple one physically for Central Methodist University’s Dr. Dori Waggoner in fact, she kept her old office in the Swinney Conservatory. That doesn’t mean the change was simple. After all, Waggoner’s career has focused on teaching music since she graduated from CMU with a bachelor of music education degree in 1992. Now, that focus will change, though only to a degree. “I am thrilled that this new position will allow me to continue teaching, which I love, but will afford me a new challenge in becoming an administrator,” Waggoner said. Waggoner’s appointment as chair of CMU’s division of fine and performing arts, and as dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music, was effective July 1. She replaces Dr. Barbara Anderson, who was promoted to associate dean for academics at CMU. Born in California, Waggoner

and her family moved to Fayette when she was in elementary school. She and her husband, J.B. Waggoner ‘94, live in Fayette with their son, Thomas, who is a senior at Fayette High School. In addition to her undergraduate degree from CMU, Waggoner received her master of music degree and her doctorate in music education, both from the University of Missouri. Waggoner will provide leadership for the music, theater, and art programs at CMU, and supervise seven full-time faculty and numerous part-time instructors. Budget oversight, student recruitment and scholarship allocation, assistance in fundraising, and facilities management are among the duties of her new post. “We are a good team, and though my role on that team is changing, I have no doubt we will continue to offer a high-quality, student-centered arts education at CMU,” Waggoner added. She returned to CMU in 2010

as assistant professor of music after serving in a similar capacity at Kansas State University. Previously she taught music part-time at CMU, concurrently serving as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri for three years. She also spent three years (2006-09) as assistant to the editor for the Journal of Research in Music Education. Waggoner’s resume also shows service as a field experience supervisor at Missouri State University in Springfield; as director of bands for Westran Public Schools in Huntsville; and six years as band and choir director for the New Franklin Public Schools. She maintains an active schedule as a performing musician (flute), and as a music clinician and adjudicator, too. Such a diversity of experience has helped prepare her for her new leadership role, but Waggoner recognizes the pressure that comes with providing direction for CMU’s highly-regarded fine and performing arts programs.

Dori Waggoner And she acknowledges she will miss the classroom and the music rehearsal rooms, though she will continue to teach some classes. “CMU is a wonderful place to be because of the great people and the students we teach,” she said. “It’s my goal to maintain the camaraderie, intellectual curiosity, and the high quality we enjoy.”

Eagle lunch hour begins at downtown Fayette pub

Central Methodist University launched the Eagle Lunch Hour hosted by Miknan’s Main Street Pub on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The weekly athletic show will take place every Tuesday throughout the 2012-13 academic year at Miknan’s Main Street Pub and will feature Central Methodist coaches and players to recap the previous

week of action and to preview upcoming events and contests. Miknan’s Main Street Pub is located in downtown Fayette on 110 South Main Street. Doors for lunch will open at 11:30 a.m. The show will start at 12 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Each show will be streamed live and archived on

In addition to comments from Eagle coaches and players, fans in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. Miknan’s Main Street Pub will feature lunch specials from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for those in attendance. The menu for the show will consist of a choice between four entrees that include

two side items. At each show, a 50/50 raffle will be held to promote the Howard County Food Bank. The raffle winner will receive Central Methodist athletic apparel in lieu of cash. Each show will be streamed live and archived on CMUEagles. com.

The newest member of the Central Methodist University Board of Trustees probably understands what makes the institution “tick” about as well as anyone. After all, R.G. Kirby of Fayette was director of plant operations from 2004 until he retired in June 2011. It was his job to make sure the physical plant at the university ran as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Now, as the 34th member of CMU’s governing board, he’ll help assure the university continues to run properly - though from a substantially different perspective. “I look forward to working with a very talented Board of

Trustees advancing the mission of CMU,” Kirby said. “We are honored that R.G. Kirby has agreed to serve on our Board of Trustees as we know that he will bring exceptional wisdom and perspective to this role,” CMU President Marianne Inman said. “We are pleased that he continues to be an important member of the Central family.” Kirby began his four-year term on the board in August. Though retired from CMU, he remains active along with his wife Marilyn as owner/operator of farms near Fayette. They have two daughters, Shelly of Kansas City and Shannon of Charlotte, N.C. Kirby grew up in the Fayette area and

graduated from high school there. He went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree from the former Central Missouri State University, and has graduate degrees from that institution as well a doctorate in school administration from the University of Missouri. Kirby also did advanced environmental training at the University of Kansas. An Army veteran, Kirby taught school in Concordia, then spent 11 years as a school superintendent at Higbee (1975-79) and Pleasant Hope (1979-86). He spent 14½ years as executive director and assistant superintendent for the Raytown School District before joining CMU.

Dmitru Ionel, “Ballad and Presto Dance” by Claude T. Smith, “Andante” by Alexandre Tcherepnine, and “Triumph of the Demon Gods” by John Stevens. Lordo performs on tuba and Muniz on piano. Originally from Columbia, Lordo holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University and

the University of Texas. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, as well as on professional recordings with the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble and King’s Brass. She currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music education at the University of Missouri and serves as the assistant to the

editor for the Journal of Research in Music Education. Muniz has performed in Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the United States, including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City. She served on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame, as an instructor and accompanist for four years

Former physical plant director is new trustee

R.G. Kirby

This summer Central Methodist University’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter, Beta Mu, won the National American Music Challenge sponsored by the national fraternity. The award was presented at the national convention at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on July 15, according to the chapter’s advisor Roy “Skip” Vandelicht, CMU class of ‘77. The contest awards a cash prize to the chapter that has preformed the most American composed vocal or instrumental pieces. CMU’s Phi Mu Alpha chapter was awarded $800 for having performed 31 American composed pieces last year. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia CMU alumni Todd Oberlin (‘07), Thoren Maule (‘06), and Josh Atkins (‘10), all from Columbia, accepted the award on behalf of the Beta Mu chapter. “With being a smaller school, this award shows that we as a chapter can make a difference at a national level,” said President of CMU’s Beta Mu chapter Alex Kirby. “This award has made a huge difference in our recruitment, in our meetings, and in our overall morale in the fraternity.” Alumnus David Holsinger, class of ‘67, from Cleveland, Tenn., also was also honored at the national convention. He was awarded the Signature Sinfonian award for his contributions to the organization. Holsinger currently teaches music at Lee University in Tennessee. Holsinger, it was announced at the convention, will be writing a major composition for the national convention in 2015. One of his earlier compositions, well known in this area, is the four part piece “One Day in a Small Town,” that was written to honor current CMU band director Skip Vandelicht.

Jackie Lordo, Jennifer Muntz will present recital September 21

CMU’s Jackie Lordo, adjunct professor of music, and Dr. Jennifer Muniz, assistant professor of music, will present a recital on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie May Kountz Recital Hall. The program will include “Three Miniatures” by Anthony Plog, “Rumanian Dance No. 2” by

and taught at Indiana University South Bend as a visiting assistant professor of music. She has a doctorate of musical arts, a master’s in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music, and a bachelor’­s in music from the University of Minnesota, Muniz is an active performer and educator.

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CMU dominates second quarter to beat Avila Jody Ford earns first victory as head coach, Eagles top Avila 28-20 on the road. Two first-half interceptions by cornerback Mitchell Swan and strong safety Bryan Plenge keyed Central Methodist University’s 28-20 win Saturday at Avila University inside the Zarda Athletic Complex. The victory also was the first for new CMU head coach Jody Ford. “It was an awesome experience, and I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to win with,” Ford said. “This coaching staff, these kids, and this team mean so much to me. To make it an even greater experience, our band and cheerleaders were there along with a tremendous amount of our fans to make it an incredible environment. Thank you to everyone who made this happen.” After Avila quarterback Dominic Carmazzi found wide receiver Darrell Dunston for a 13-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, the visitors scored 21 straight points in the second quarter and never again trailed in the contest. Fullback Seta Pohahau scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground, and quarterback Kaleb Borghardt found wide receiver Jamall Williams for a 26-yard scoring strike through the air on 3rd-and-7 with 7:47 left in the first half. Carmazzi was pulled late in the first half in favor of Jacob Hicks who led Avila on an

11-play, 72-yard touchdown drive. Hicks, who played the rest of the game at quarterback, found wide receiver Da’Veion Sullivan from four yards out with five seconds remaining before halftime to cut the deficit to 21-14. Each team scored one touchdown in the second half, but Avila’s PAT attempt was no good because of a failed quarterback sneak. CMU also sniffed out a fake-punt attempt by Avila early in the third quarter. With under four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Borghardt converted a key third-and-9 with a 23-yard scramble. Borghardt finished with a game-high 78 yards on seven rushes. He was also 5-of-12 through the air for 99 yards and one touchdown. Pohahau tallied 75 yards on the ground on 12 carries and two scores. Running back Burton Iosefa rushed 14 times for 69 yards. Running back James Harris had seven carries for 59 yards and one touchdown and was also the team’s leading receiver with 58 yards on two catches. Jamall Williams caught two balls for 34 yards and one touchdown. Wide receiver Johnie Williams totaled one catch for seven yards. Hicks was 17-of-29 for 144 yards with two touchdowns. Carmazzi was 9-of-16 for 71 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Running back Lamond Scott had seven carries for 71 yards and caught four passes for 60 yards and one score. Carmazzi totaled

(Photo by Dale Grosbach, courtesy of Central Methodist University athletic department)

CMU safety Bryan Plenge returns an interception 30 yards from the CMU 5-yard line during the first half. The play led to a 26-yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Jamall Williams. 53 yards on 8 carries. Sullivan posted 10 catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. Wide Receiver Darrell Dunston had six receptions for 51 yards and one touchdown.

CMU outgained Avila on the ground, 299204. The Eagles will host 9th-ranked Baker on Saturday at Davis Field. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.


Volleyball team wins three of four matches The Central Methodist Uni-

versity volleyball team swept two matches Saturday to conclude the final day of Avila’s Eagle Invitational. CMU (3-6) defeated Stephens College and the University of Saint Mary to post a 3-1 record in the two-day tournament and is riding a three-game win streak. The Eagles defeated Stephens in four games by scores of 25-14, 19-25, 25-21 and 25-15. Setter Sarah Lewey dished out 13 assists and three service aces. Defensive specialist Kristi Miller tallied 13 digs. Middle hitter Julia Weber led

the defense with six blocks. The Green and Black dropped Saint Mary in three games by scores of 25-23, 25-21 and 2522. Lewey had 16 assists, seven digs, and three service aces. Setter Kylie Melkersman sent out 15 assists. Weber recorded seven blocks. Outside hitter Makenzie Shepard came up with 10 kills, while middle hitter Allie Slaton had nine kills and one block. ******** Central Methodist University volleyball setter Sarah Lewey sparked the first win for the Lady Eagles on Friday. CMU defeated Bacone College in four games but lost to Northwestern College in three games on the first day of Avila University’s Eagle Invitational. In the first match of the day, CMU lost to Bacone by scores of

21-25, 11-25 and 14-25. Outside hitter Makenzie Shepard tallied six kills for the Green and Black. Lewey dished out 12 assists. Jennifer Garrett came up with eight digs from her defensive specialist position. Middle hitters Julia Weber and Allie Slaton had two blocks apiece. The Eagles defeated Bacone by scores of 25-21, 22-25, 26-24 and 25-13. Lewey recorded 13 assists, seven digs and six service aces. Setter Kylie Melkersman had 12 assists. Outside hitter Dana Peters had nine kills. Garrett and defensive specialist Kristi Miller each had 10 digs. Defensive specialist Hannah Babcock recorded eight digs. Weber netted four kills and four blocks.

Neally leads Lady Eagles at UCM Mule Run The Central Methodist men’s

and women’s cross country teams each finished eighth overall in the University of Central Missouri Mule Run. On the women’s side for the Lady Eagles, Emily Neally led the team and finished 51st overall in a time of 17:13.20. Megan Wallace finished 65th overall in 17:59.60. Kaitlyn Loeffler was third on the team and 67th overall with a finishing time of 18:05.90. For the CMU men’s team, Ryan Dickson placed first on the squad and 61st overall with a time of 23:35.40. Ryan Farrell

came in 66th overall in 23:49.50. Austin Jones finished 73rd overall in 24:23. Southwest Baptist University finished first in the women’s race, and SBU’s Ashley Wolkomir earned the top spot in a time of 15:08.50. Central Missouri won the men’s race, and J.P. Wolpert of Benedictine College took first in a time of 20:53.60. The CMU men’s and women’s cross country teams will race in the Missouri Southern Invitational on Saturday.

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Adair scores hat trick, CMU still undefeated Central Methodist University

women’s soccer forward Lindie Adair recorded a hat trick Sept. 7 in a 4-1 victory over Lindenwood University-Belleville at Davis Field. The Eagles (3-0) outshot the Lynx (2-2) 23-5, including 15-0 in the second half. “We were down 1-0, but we gathered as a team (at halftime) and decided to pick it up,” Adair commented. “We countered in the second half.” After Lindenwood-Belleville midfielder Nora Nordike converted a penalty kick in the 37th minute, the Green and Black scored four unanswered goals in the final 36 minutes of play. Adair tied the game in the 55th minute on a header when forward Kayla Leeser sent a corner kick flying over three Lynx defenders. Leeser later gave the home team the upper hand for good in the 60th minute when she blasted the ball into the back of the net from 20 yards out. Adair added two insurance goals in the 72nd and 73rd minutes. Defender Elizabeth Gayer placed a bloop pass to Adair, who broke away from the Lindenwood-Belleville defense and beat goalkeeper Hilary Moll. Adair’s third goal of the game and season came off a header from a cross sent in by Leeser. Reigning Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defender of the Week Brittany Andert made two saves in goal in 75:21 of action. Goalkeeper Meredith Brick played the final 14:39 of the match and allowed no goals. Moll made seven saves in the contest.

Frota, Catharino score goals in CMU’s 2-0 win Central Methodist University

men’s soccer goalkeeper German Schacht posted his first career shutout Friday night (Sept. 7) in a 2-0 win over Lindenwood University-Belleville at Davis Field. The Eagles (3-0-1) outshot the Lynx (0-4) 16-12 over the course of 90 minutes. Guilherme Frota provided all of the offense CMU would need on the night with a goal in the 15th minute. The Sao Paulo, Brazil, native blasted a free kick top shelf past a diving Nick Stason for his team-leading fifth goal

of the season and third in the last two games. “It was a great win,” Frota said. “I’m happy I can help the team win any way I can.” Midfielder Thyago Catharino added an insurance goal for the home team in the 88th minute. He scored from 10 yards, recording his third goal of 2012. Schacht made two saves. Stason came up with two saves in goal for the Lynx.

America Athletic Conference action Tuesday night inside Collins Gymnasium. The Eagles (3-7, 0-2 HAAC) fell in three games to the Wildcats (9-5, 1-0 HAAC) by scores of 25-18,25-16 and 17-25. Central Methodist was led by setter Taylor Russell’s double-double (12 digs, 10 assists) effort. Outside hitter Dana Peters tallied seven kills. Rebecca Edwards came up with 14 digs from her defensive specialist position. Middle hitter Julia Weber continued her impressive freshman campaign by registering four blocks.

ter (BCC) began work in Boonville as a part of the 16th annual Boonslick Area Community Service Project (CSP). This project is sponsored by the National Organization of Prison Fellowship (PF) and is beingconducted under the leadership of the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Men (NMUMM). Additionally, student participants from the Central Methodist University baseball team, under the leadership of head coach Fred Smith, have been working along side the CSP members. Each year, the CSP is supported by several churches in the Boonslick area. This year’s project, under the leadership of the Boonville Parks and Recreations Director, Gary Nauman, is building a Soccer Support Facility to replace the Press Box which burned at the Kemper Park soccer field in 2011. Additionally, time permitting, the group has worked to refurbish the handicap ramp at the YMCA, which was a 2003 project, and stain the gazebo built at Rolling Hills park last year. Each year, a project is selected that will serve the Boonslick community. The 2006 project was to build a bathroom at the New Franklin City Park, and the 2005 project was to build a retaining wall around the prehistoric Indian mound at Harley Park in Boonville.

Avila University picked up a three-game victory over Central Methodist University inside Puckett Field House on Thursday night in Heart of America Athletic Conference volleyball action. Avila (7-5, 1-2 HAAC) defeated Central Methodist (3-8, 0-3 HAAC) by scores of 25-14, 25-14 and 25-17. Avila outside hitter Vanessa Hemkens was the hot hitter for Avila with a double-double (10 kills, 10 digs). Setter Katelyn Frakes also posted a double-double with 28 assists and 12 digs. Outside hitter Kelsey Wagner came up with 10 kills and eight digs. Central Methodist outside hitters Makenzie Shepard and Shelby Rice led the offensive attack with five kills apiece. Defensive specialists Kristi Miller and Jennifer Garrett registered 17 and 10 digs, respectively. Setter Sarah Lewey dished out 12 assists. Central Methodist will travel to MidAmerica Nazarene University on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT.

CMU baseball team participates in Volleyball loses service project to Avila in three This week, 10 inmates from games the Boonville Correctional Cen-

Baker snaps CMU volleyball’s win streak Central Methodist Univer-

sity saw its three-match winning streak in volleyball snapped by Baker University in Heart of


Men’s soccer shuts out Missouri Baptist Central Methodist University outshot Missouri Baptist University 31-5 en route to a 2-0 victory Wednesday in men’s soccer action at the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Park. An early red card to Missouri Baptist (1-6) midfielder Nick Farrell gave the Eagles a one-man advantage for most of the match, and CMU turned up the offensive pressure. “We dominated possession and had the game under control from start to finish,” CMU head coach Dan Schmidlin said. “We were able to get a lot of numbers to our attacking half which led to us outshooting them.” After a scoreless first half, midfielder Murun Altankuyag got the Eagles (4-0-1) on the board in the 76th minute. Midfielder Justin Watson found Altankuyag who beat Missouri Baptist goalkeeper Ethan Brunk from eight yards out for his first goal of the season. Midfielder Aaron Heathman added an insurance goal in the 80th minute after scoring from 30 yards out. The score was Heathman’s first of 2012. Reigning Heart of America Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week German Schacht started the contest in goal before giving way to Corey Schelle, who made one save in the final 45 minutes to earn his first victory of the season. Brunk came up with seven saves for the Spartans.

Controversial goal hands Lady Eagles first loss Despite outshooting Mis-

souri Baptist University 26-8, including 17-5 in the second half, Central Methodist University was upset 1-0 in overtime in women’s soccer action at St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Park. “I’m happy with the style we played; we possessed the ball most of the match,” CMU head coach Dan Schmidlin said. “It was just one of those days where the ball didn’t go in the back of the net, considering we outplayed them.” The Lady Eagles (3-1) created plenty of chances throughout the match to find the back of the net. Midfielder

Kelsey Vanzant had a breakaway opportunity with 3:10 left in the first half, but her shot was saved by Missouri Baptist goalkeeper Elizabeth Kahn. Another Vanzant blast 20 seconds later barely flew left of the goal, and the first half ended in a 0-0 tie. Forward Lindie Adair had a header attempt in the 72nd minute that was saved by Kahn. Forward Kayla Leeser attempted to end the match two minutes into the first overtime, but her shot sailed left. In the 95th minute, forward Anna Recer’s shot was tipped by CMU goalkeeper Brittany Andert at the goal line and initially ruled a goal, despite objection from the visiting side. After an apparent reversal of the call, two referees convened, and after a short conference, the initial call was upheld, giving Recer a golden goal and ending the match.

CMU men’s soccer sweeps HAAC awards

Central Methodist University teammates Guilherme Frota and German Schacht were selected the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on Monday. An unbeaten week Guilherme Frota of play was sparked on the offensive end by Frota, who netted in both games for the Eagles. A junior midfielder from Sao Paolo, German Schacht Brazil, Frota scored twice in a 3-2 win over William Woods (Mo.) before tallying one goal in a 2-0 triumph over Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.). He is tied for the conference lead with five goals in just four games played. The defensive work for the Eagles was done by Schacht, who was in nets for both victories. A freshman goalkeeper from Santiago, Chile, Schacht made four saves against William Woods and two saves against Lindenwood-Belleville. He has 11 saves on the season and a goals-against-average of 1.18.

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ELECTION ANALYSIS: Race to November 6: Now it really begins By TYLER J. WINN Collegian Reporter It’s finally time to begin, we have waited through months of a nomination process, a heated Republican primary, and now as both parties have held their national conventions we are finally ready for the presidential race. We are less than two months away from Nov. 6 when Americans will come together and participate in one of our greatest freedoms, the right to vote. This will be a monumental one as well. The Obama campaign is asking for another four years to allow his policies on healthcare, investments in alternate energy, and downsizing of the military to take full effect and allow the economy to fully recover. Romney’s campaign is arguing

By RYAN RESTEMAYER Collegian Reporter The following events are in fact true. Names of persons and places have been changed to protect the identity of the individuals involved. Welcome to Dragon’s Story Corner!!! One summer evening there were four pals sitting around pondering what they should do. The four pals names were…well let’s just call them Dragon, Wolf, Spankenstein, and Ginger. It started off as any other boring night in their small town when Spankenstein looked around the room and stated, “Let’s initiate Project Ass-Kick!” Project Ass-Kick had been on the friends minds since the beginning of summer but they had never had a perfect night to go through with it. The friend smiled at each other in complete agreement….it was going to go down tonight! At this point in the story I would like to elaborate on what Project Ass-Kick really is. Basi-

that these policies have failed, that Obamacare should be stripped, and that serious cuts must be made in order to work toward a balanced budget. Both realize that jobs are the most important variable in the equation however as unemployment remains above 8 percent. Presidential races, however, are not as much of a national election as much as it may seem. Both campaigns realize that this race will come down to a few states, including Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, and Florida, to decide who will be the next president. According to the RealClearPolitics polling, Obama holds a slight edge in each of these states but each advantage is less than 1 percent and thus each state is still deemed a tossup. The next series of unemployment numbers to be released will play a critical part

in which candidate is able to take control in these states. If we’ve learned anything from these last two years, however, it is that whomever is elected must be better at working together with Congress and creating compromises. Both sides are to blame as Obama was barely able to do anything after 2010 with a Republican controlled house. Romney claims that his success in Massachusetts with a Democratic controlled Congress will help him achieve such a goal, while Obama believes that things will be easier following his re-election when Republicans are not as focused on preventing such things happening. With the results of the Republican ticket being announced and both conventions behind us now the debates will now come

to the forefront. The first debate will be held on Oct. 3 in Denver, Colorado and will focus on domestic policy. In the meantime, both candidates will go back to

hitting the campaign trail in the swing states and look to convince the American people that they are the right answer to restoring this economy to prominence.

til there are no costumers,” said Wolf “We don’t need any heroes busting us.” He looked down. “Dragon where are your shoes?” I didn’t wear them,” Dragon said “I run faster without them.” Spankenstein looked around the edge of the building. “The last costumer is leaving. Are you guys ready?” At this point their hearts were

beating out of their chests. Sweat was dripping from their palms, as they rounded the corner of the building ready to charge in and start Ass-Kicking. Dragon threw open the door. And that’s all the time we have for this edition of Dragon’s Story Corner. Don’t forget to grab the next edition of Collegian and find out what happens!

Dr ago n’s S to r y C o r n e r! ! ! cally the idea behind it is to go into a random gas station/ convenient store with masks on and break everything. Tear everything off the walls, throw down racks of food, kick over displays of beer and soda, pretty much all the crappy things you can do in a gas station. Now back to the story… The friends went in separate directions around the house, trying to find anything that would suffice as a mask. Dragon came back with a Hollister shopping back which he had cut eye holes out of it and wrote on it in permanent marker “Have a nice day F*#%er”. Wolf came back with a Mountain Dew soda case which he punctured holes for eyes into. Spankenstein came back with a really legit George W. Bush mask. Dragon and Wolf were pissed about his not crappy mask. And Ginger would not need a mask since he took on the role of the getaway driver. At last all the pieces were coming together, next was to

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find a target. The location they decided on was a smaller gas station with less business; we’ll call it Quick-e-mart. Once the target was picked the friends piled into Ginger’s Explorer and off they went. Ginger stopped at a back road and dropped the three other friends off. They walked through the woods to the back of the gas station. “We have to wait un-

(Sophie) sticated Style Fashion by Sophie Wilensky What to Wear and How to Wear It

A Girls Best Friend: Shoes and Chocolate For years Nordstroms has been the worldwide leader in shoes, however Macy’s is creating innovative ways to put their shoe department on the forefront of fashion. This year Macy’s is opening what it calls the largest women’s shoe department at it’s New York flagship store. This new department will include more than 300,000 pairs of shoes, as well as shops-in-shop for brands such as Michael Kors. The footwear industry has become so lucrative, with sales being based off of square feet and profit margins that top other categories. The most appealing thing about a shoe is that it can and will take center stage of an outfit. The shoe craze began in the early 2000s when the hit show “Sex and the City” appeared on television. This show gave way for many highend shoe designers such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo and made these designers popular household names. Husbands of fashionistas and people outside of the fashion world started to realize the importance of an amazing shoe, and how much one great pair could affect an entire outfit or wardrobe. The sales of women’s fashion footwear grew 1.1

percent to $21.9 billion in the past 12 months, although shoes still lag behind clothing they are performing extremely well in terms of productivity and profitability. With this being said, Macy’s is pulling out all the stops to make an unforgettable shoe shopping experience. Macy’s is adding a champagne and chocolate bar in their Herald Square flag ship store shoe department, and is hiring shoe runners to aid associates in finding shoes in a swifter, more convenient way. In addition to shops-in-shop, Macy’s is also adding “shoe closets” inspired by New York’s many different neighborhoods and borough’s ranging from the Upper East Side to SoHo to Brooklyn. We live in an age where we are buying an outfit to go with our shoes instead of vice versa, and now that Chocolate has become available while doing so, what could be better? Xoxo Sophie Wilensky “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”― Coco Chanel<http://www.goodreads. com/author/show/3004479.Coco_Chanel>

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More than 400 expected for Family Weekend Just weeks ago, many families bid farewell to their sons and daughters who headed off to Central Methodist University for the new academic year. Those students now have an opportunity to host their family members during CMU’s annual Family Weekend. It is one of the biggest events hosted by the University, according to Joy Flanders, CMU’s director of student success and the coordinator of Family Weekend. At least 420 family members of CMU

students have already registered to attend, Flanders noted. Family members will have a chance to participate in activities hosted by each academic department--liquidhydrogen ice cream, exotic animal show&-tell, Students in Free Enterprise, T-shirt creation, Frisbee golf and others. The CMU radio station will be broadcasting from the porch of the library with cookies and lemonade in the library. Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota music honorary groups will treat visitors to their

Tower Singing and Step Singing traditions. Visitors will enjoy meals both in the CMU dining hall and at a picnic, and attend several CMU-sponsored events. One highlight will be the Saturday (Sept. 15) CMU Eagle football game against nationally-ranked Baker University at 6 p.m. at Davis Field. During the game, Flanders said, CMU will recognize many students who participated in various national events and competitions during 2011-12. CMU’s

softball and track and field programs, as well as its Phi Lambda Alpha criminal justice team and its Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) business organization, are all scheduled for recognition that evening at CMU?s Davis Field. There will also be a “grand finale” fireworks display at the conclusion of the contest. Register online at the Parents page on the CMU website, www. See Saturday’s schedule on Page 3

Student Ambassadors aid in recruitment Thirteen Central Methodist University students have been selected as student ambassadors for 2012-13 by the CMU Office of Admission. The students are asked to play an essential role in one of the most important facets of CMU beyond the classroom: student recruitment. Ambassadors are among the first people campus visitors see when they come to CMU, and provide tours to prospective students and their families. Ambassadors also find themselves called upon to assist CMU with a variety of non-recruitment events such as alumni reunions, special events and other activities, according to Julia Costigan, assistant director

of admissions. They also provide assistance around the Admission office. CMU Ambassadors must be full-time students in good academic standing, Costigan said. In addition, though, Costigan looks for other attributes when selecting Ambassadors such as personality, public speaking ability, dependability, and loyalty to CMU. CMU’s 2012-13 Ambassadors include Megan Berwin, freshman from St. Louis majoring in nursing; Kelli Esquivel, senior from Marshfield majoring in education; Kate Kellner, junior from Strafford majoring in English; Wade King, sophomore from Bellflower majoring in

music education; Ciera Kluck, freshman from Boonville majoring in education; Austin Magyar, junior from Boonville majoring in business; Houston Robertson, junior from Conway majoring in sociology; Katelyn Shay, sophomore from Pilot Grove majoring in special education; Kelli Shepard, senior business major from Bethany; Ashley Spaulding, sophomore from South Bend, Indiana, majoring in business and accounting; Zach Wallace, senior from Rogersville majoring in biology, Cassie Wilhelm, senior from Versailles majoring in nursing; and Hannah Yelton, freshman from Rolla, majoring in athletic training.

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The Collegian, the student newspaper of Central Methodist University. September 12, 2012