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Friday, Nov. 16, 2012



Holocaust survivor Martin Loewenberg recalls story of survival » PAGE 4A

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Heeke aware of altercation involving athletes

football expected to reach ncAA benchmark

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By Ryan Zuke Staff Reporter

Athletics department officials say they are aware of a Saturday night altercation between several CMU student-athletes. Athletics Director Dave Heeke acknowledged there was an altercation after being asked about a dispute involving multiple members of the CMU football and track and field teams during a meeting Thursday with Central Michigan Life about the athletics budget. “The athletics department is aware of an issue involving multiple student-athletes,” Heeke said. “We’ve encouraged those people who are involved in it and have concerns about it to contact Dave Heeke local law enforcement if they see fit to do that and are wishing to do that. “We’re sitting here waiting to see if we’ll get feedback from local law enforcement.” Heeke said he became aware of the incident on Sunday evening but wouldn’t comment any further about the incident or inquires about whether coaches from both programs had met about the dispute. “If it’s determined that any student athletes were directly involved, they’ll be held accountable and disciplined accordingly,” Heeke said. Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski and CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley told CM Life Thursday that their respective departments are not investigating any CMU athletes at this time.

With one home football game remaining, Deputy Director of Athletics Derek van der Merwe says the football program will be compliant with the NCAA’s attendance provisions. Central Michigan University must average 15,000 in attendance this season in one of two ways: a headcount system or a paid attendance system. Van der Merwe said it will most likely use the paid attendance method, the most common method used by schools in the MidAmerican Conference. “You use actual tickets sold, not how many people are in the stands,” he explained. “Even if a season ticket is not utilized, they still count, or if a person purchased tickets that were not used, they can still be counted. And if sponsors purchase tickets, they can still be included.” Students are the only group counted the same in both methods. According to CMU athletics, the average attendance so far this season is 17,504. But a different number would most likely have to be submitted to the NCAA if the season ended today. When CMU athletics announces the estimated attendance after every game, that number includes student groups (band, cheerleaders, working staff and possibly players), which cannot be used when submitting its final attendance numbers. Last year, the average estimated attendance was 15,291, but CMU athletics reported to the NCAA that it was 10,466 — well below the Division I benchmark needed once every two years. But this year, most likely using the paid ticket system, van der Merwe said he has a firm understanding of how many tickets must be sold for Saturday’s game against Miami. “There is enough variance in how many tickets have already been sold, that we will be okay going into the last game,” he said. “We have enough of a sold, buffer, essentially, that we will be okay.”

online audit system to be implemented in January By Kyle Kaminski Staff Reporter

Students will be able to eliminate some of the stress that comes with scheduling thanks to the implementation of Central Michigan University’s new online audit system. The program began phase one testing Oct. 8 for more than 70 faculty and staff volunteers. The first stage of testing allows for the online audit of general education requirements for undergraduates, the master of science in administration degree for all students in the program and an advising workbench where faculty and staff can access student demographic and academic information. “It sounds like a good plan to me,” Professor of Geography James Pytko said. “Having been a student here myself, I know how scheduling conflicts can go. Hopefully this can help make things easier.” A AUDIT | 2A

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MAIN: Bridgeman freshman Jennifer Weingart participates in the candlelight vigil held Wednesday evening near the Fabiano Gardens. Weingart is taking part in Homelessness Awareness Week where students spent the night in cardboard shelters next to the Charles V. Park Library. TOP: Students participating in Homelessness Awareness Week. BOTTOM: Mount Pleasant senior Will Hemmert talks to friends in the cardboard shelter they erected from nearly 40 boxes Wednesday night near the Fabiano Gardens.

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Cardboard City raises awareness for homelessness Ryan Fitzmaurice | Staff Reporter

It was about 19 degrees out. Nine students snug-tight, side-by-side vertically in a box, bundled in winter clothes, rubbing against each other; any closer together, and they would be on top of each other. They would stay like this all night.

They called the cardboard box “the Burrito,” and when asked why they designed it this way, Barryton freshman Alex Barron, while squiggling actively to get his neighbor’s elbow out of his gut, said: “We’re friends.” They were only nine out of 80 participants in the annual Cardboard City event, where students make overnight shelters with only cardboard boxes to raise awareness for homelessness. A candlelight vigil was held at 9 p.m. Wednesday in dedication to those suffering from homelessness. Prizes were also given for the most informative box, the simplest but most efficient box and the most creative box. Barron said the cause was relevant to him because his family moved into a Ronald McDonald house for two

weeks due to financial problems when he was a child. “We want to raise some awareness,” Barron said. “People are going to walk over in the morning and see nine people in a box. What’s that all about?” Nick Martin, a Commerce Township freshman, who laid three people away from Barron, said homelessness is a problem he’s never really been aware of. “My hometown; I never really saw it,” Martin said. “Small town and all that.” The event was sponsored by three local organizations who work to end homelessness: the Community Compassion Network, Aramark Food Services and the Continuum of Care. Erin Ruding, an employee of Listening Ear and a member of the Continuum of Care, helped organize the event. She

said homelessness is not often what we picture it to be. “Homelessness does not look like what it does in the movies,” Ruding said. “It’s not just someone with a grocery cart walking around; they could be staying with different friends every week, they could be staying in their car, they could be living in storage units ... that’s $40 a month. They can afford that.” Ruding said Cardboard City makes a significant difference in regards to homelessness. “The fact that you are willing to risk your health and experience what homeless individuals go through every night, that makes a big impact on the people who see it,” she said. Central Michigan University’s rotary club also took part in the event. With several cardboard boxes they taped together, they built a space where 15 of them planned to spend the night. They didn’t build a roof, because they got lazy. “We mostly just plan to stay warm by cuddling,” Port Huron sophomore Alex Zawicki said. “ We plan to take advantage of our collective warmth.”

Zawicki, who attended the event last year as well, said the event helps him empathize with the homeless. “It definitely makes you experience it out, what being homeless feels like,” Zawicki said. Canton sophomore Cody Sheeler and Dearborn sophomore Patrick Phillips won the most creative box award, with what one of the organizers called “the Centipede.” They, on the other hand, didn’t know what to call it. “We didn’t even try, we just took 50 or so boxes, cut them up and made this,” Sheeler said. “I don’t know, I guess it works.” To get in the centipede, which was a pair of large boxes, with a number of progressively smaller boxes branching off of them, Sheeler and Phillips had to open up the top, step in foot first, sit down in the box and then finally lie down. “We used up all the boxes in Menards to make this,” Phillips said. “ We checked back just a week ago, they had no more boxes left. We used them all.”

ross shares personal stories, emphasizes importance of education By Samantha Smallish Staff Reporter

A relaxed University President George Ross removed his tie and poured himself a cup of tea Thursday night as he prepared to speak to students of the Honors Outreach Network. Ross spoke about his life and experiences at his first fireside chat in the Larzelere back lobby. He reminisced on old childhood memories, spoke of his education and gave words of advice to the audience of about 40 students. “You can’t look at a person and know their story,” he said. Ross was born to cotton farmers in Mississippi and

is the seventh of 12 children. Although his parents encouraged him and his siblings to get an education, Ross was the only one to follow through. “I’m the first and only one out of us 12 to graduate from college. I’m the first one to graduate from high school, for that matter,” he said. Ross credits his early teachers with keeping him on track and helping him reach his academic goals. He claims these teachers saw something in him that he didn’t see. “There’s nothing special about me,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of help along the way.” A HONORS OUTREACH | 2A

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CMU honors students speak with President George Ross during the Honor’s Outreach Network’s third fireside chat Thursday Evening in the lobby of Larzelere Hall. “Remember that everyone has a struggle and everyone has a story,” Ross said.


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Homelessness Awareness Week, the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center will be showing the documentary “Homeless in Paradise” at noon at the Bovee UC. w The Mary Ellen Brandell

Volunteer Center is partnering with the United Way of Isabella County to host match days for the campus community to AdoptA-Family from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bovee UC Room 106. w CMU men’s basketball vs.

Olivet will tip off at 7 p.m. in McGuirk Arena.

TOMORROW w Joseph Haydn’s work, “The

Creation,” will be performed by the Festival Chorus and CMU Orchestra at 8:00 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium.

SUNDAY w Prospective Staff night

for MA/RA candidates will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bovee UC Rotunda.

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University Registrar Karen Hutslar said students will now be able to determine exactly where they stand in the progress toward their degree. The program will show a detailed list of what courses have been satisfied, what is in progress and what requirements are unmet. “Access to this information is a valuable resource,” Hutslar said in a news release Thursday. “It serves as an ongoing audit for individual students and allows for better course decisions, the planning of classes and fulfilling all requirements for graduation.” Hutslar was unavailable for comment on the audit system or the costs of the project. The final version of the program is scheduled to become available to students in January 2013 through CentralLink. Students should receive an official notice about the project within the next several days. “I hope this program doesn’t entirely eliminate in-person auditing,” Marysville senior Kurt Fitzgerald said. “I know that a lot of people think it’s a real pain to schedule an audit, but the option still needs to be available. I think the program will be good for students who have been in college for a while, but face-to-face meetings can’t be entirely replaced with an online program—at least for new students.” Lynn L’Hommedieu is an academic adviser in the


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Van der Merwe also said he is confident CMU will draw a good crowd for the last game. “We have a football team that is going for 6-6 (record) and bowl eligibility,” he said. “And this is a community weekend. We are doing a lot of different types of vouchers and different types of ticket opportunities for people in our community. Our Chamber of Commerce and

Towers Success Center and one of the beta testers of the program. She said she’s not worried about a potential negative impact on current academic advisers in terms of being replaced by this automated system. “Even if the program ends up offering only general education requirements, this frees up so much more time for advisers for substantial conversations about student goals,” L’Hommedieu said. “This will hopefully improve how students view scheduling, streamline the process and generally make it more clear for everyone involved.” However, not everybody is as enthusiastic about the implementation of the system. Associate Professor of Art and Design Clark Most said it’s important to be aware of funds involved in the project. “I haven’t looked into the software that they’re using, but it could make things a lot more efficient for students,” he said. “(But,) if it’s anything like the recent $600,000 website we’re using, it could be different, though. We don’t want to have anything we don’t need.” Progress has also been made to add additional degrees, majors, minors and graduate programs in accordance with the 2011-2012 academic bulletin. The degree audit team will also be working directly with departments and plans on developing these additions on a rolling basis as they are tested.

local businesses have been targeted as opportunities to be a part of this game.” After the season, records are handed over to auditors who will determine the attendance number submitted to the NCAA in January. “Everything we do (during the season) is turned over to our auditors to verify our methodology, and it is then certified,” van der Merwe said. “They go through all of our receipts and all of our sales, making sure it meets the NCAA’s standards.”

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The audience also had plenty of questions for the president; many regarding his views on the path Central Michigan University will take in the future. He said the health professions department will continue to increase, and the College of Medicine will continue to provide positive changes for the university. Ross said students need to be provided an education at an economical cost and that online education will continue to grow and thrive in the next decade. “I’m optimistic,” he said. Among other topics, Ross briefly discussed the recent scandal involving former CMU Education and Human Services Professor William Lord Merrill, who was jailed Tuesday following four charges related to child pornography. Ross said the technicians who discovered the inappropriate material took the right action by notifying supervisors and authori-

ties immediately. “Nobody at your university hesitated to do the right thing,” he said. Students were pleased with how the night went. Hudsonville freshman Bethany Tacoma thought the chat was very interesting. She was surprised by what Ross has overcome during his lifetime to get to where he is today. “I didn’t realize all the adversities he’s faced,” she said. “(I learned) to never give up on your dreams, always keep working and strive for better.” Other students, including Bad Axe junior and Honors Outreach Network

President Nick Varner and Big Rapids senior Michelle Vanhala, were pleased with how comfortable Ross was and how much he opened up to the questions of the audience. “No matter what position of authority we attain, we’re all still human,” Varner said. Varner said after listening to the president at the chat, his confidence in Ross’ leadership abilities has been solidified. Ross offered the audience some advice before the night was over, stressing the importance of gaining an education. “The best gift we can give you at Central Michigan University is to teach you how to learn,” he said.

“i didn’t realize all the adversities he’s faced. (i learned) to never give up on your dreams, always keep working and strive for better.” Bethany Tacoma, Hudsonvile freshman


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Friday, Nov. 16, 2012


Holocaust survivor Martin Loewenberg recalls story of survival » PAGE 4A

RPL instructor earns national certification in freestyle canoeing » PAGE 5A

eHS faculty take over classes vacated by merrill after resignation By Neil Rosan Staff Reporter

Associate Professors of Teacher Education Timothy Brannan and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Kathryn Dirkin have taken over vacated classes following professor William Lord Merrill’s leave of absence last week. Merrill, 58, officially

resigned Wednesday afternoon following charges of four counts related to child pornography the week before. He was arraigned in Isabella County Trial Court Tuesday morning and held on a $500,000 cash/surety bond after being charged with three felonies: manufacturing child sexually abusive material, distributing or promoting child sexu-

to take care of the students,” Brannan said. “My paramount concern is for the students and to make sure they receive the rest of the instruction without skipping a beat. It’s not like I haven’t taught that class before; I’m a professor of education technology as well, and I direct our Master’s in Education Technology program.” Brannan said he was

ally abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime, in addition to one misdemeanor count of possession of a switch blade. Brannan, who directs the Master’s program for Education Technology, is now teaching two sections of EDU 290, a required course for education majors. “As far as the reaction from the campus, it’s been

contacted to take over the class for the semester long before the news of Merrill’s suspension broke. “I was contacted by the department chair and asked if I would fill in for the rest of the semester because Bill Merrill was on leave for personal reasons. I didn’t inquire to what the nature was, and I said sure,” Brannan said.

Brannan said he was in the classroom immediately, and the transition was smooth. Students reacted to the switch, but Brannan said they were gracious for his help to finish the semester. “We were all shocked and saddened when we heard the news, but I think the A MERRILL| 4A

SGA aims to re-evaluate SoS forms, consider putting them online By Ryan Fitzmaurice Staff Reporter


Grand Rapids senior Mary Redford laughs while standing with a cardboard cutout of “Edward Cullen” while waiting for the premiere of the final Twilight Series movie Thursday evening at Celebration! Cinema, 4935 E. Pickard St. . “It’s my least favorite book, but I’m still excited,” Redford said.

Team Twilight Fans line up to see the sold-out premiere of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2

Onsted sophomore Jordin Dilyard said her boyfriend purchased tickets for her a month ago and made sure she got there an hour early to get a good seat. “I’m Team Edward for sure,” she said laughing. After reading all the books, Dilyard said she was hooked. Her boyfriend, Zeeland junior Nate Miles, said he wasn’t a fan until he met Taylor Lautner in downtown Grand Rapids

VP candidate Jan Bond pushes more social media usage By Samantha Smallish Staff Reporter


Livonia juniors Kaitlyn Koslakiewicz, left, and Katie Panyan laugh while waiting for the premiere of the final Twilight Series movie Thursday evening at Celebration! Cinema, 4935 E. Pickard St. “We’ve come to every midnight showing,” Panyan said.

over the summer. Although he was a “nice guy,” Dilyard said he has to remain Team Edward for his girlfriend. “Yeah, so what? I am one of the only guys in the theater,” he said as he looked around. Not knowing what to expect, Dilyard said he hopes he is entertained and it lives up to the hype. His girlfriend made sure he would not have any questions and interrupt her movie experience and had

him watch the previous four movies before the big night. Staring Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the fifth and, theoretically, final film showed 116 minutes of romance and adventure in a vampire-themed fantasy. The Twilight Saga craze started in November 2008 when the first movie “Twilight” was released and grossed more than $392 million worldwide. The



Melissa Beauchamp Senior Reporter

Whether they were on Team Edward or Team Jacob, Twilight fans united hours early anticipating the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 at Celebration! Cinema Thursday night.

The Academic Affairs committee of the Student Government Association is attempting to completely reconstruct the surveys used to evaluate teachers at the end of the semester. The reconstruction will change two aspects of the Student Opinion Survey forms, making the forms more specific and more in-depth, while also changing the forms to an online format. SOS forms are used to determine tenure and to give feedback to the university about specific courses and instructors. Andrea Thompson, chairwoman of the Academic Affairs committee, said the committee decided to reconstruct SOS forms in response to complaints by faculty on the forms’ effectiveness. Thompson said the SOS forms, as they stand now, do not give the university enough information about instructors or

the classes they teach. “When it comes to deciding what courses in the university need to be reformatted, this feedback is crucial,” Thompson said. “The Academic Senate is continually changing and deleting courses, and they don’t have a lot of information in regards to how effective the classes are. The university needs that information, and they don’t have enough of it.” Academic Affairs is working on an initial draft of the SOS forms, which they plan to show to faculty, administrators and students once complete. They will begin looking to gain feedback and develop ways to implement the change once that occurs. Thompson said Academic Affairs also plans to change SOS forms so they provide more specific information. For example, instead of asking how organized your professor is, as is done in the current SOS forms, the new SOS

second installment, “New Moon,” which was released in November 2009, broke box office records for the biggest midnight screening and opening day in history, with an estimated gross of $72.7 million. The third film series, “Eclipse,” was released June 30, 2010, followed by “Breaking Dawn—Part 1,” released in November 2011. A TWILIGHT| 4A

Associate Vice President of University Communications candidate Jan Bond said during an open forum Wednesday that interaction with students and social media usage are needed at Central Michigan University. Bond, who started her career in graphic design, said social media is important and its use on campus to inform students of the happenings going on around the university. She currently serves as director of communications because of marketing at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. She said the Internet, and more specifically social media, is the direction in which we are headed as a university. “I utilize a lot of online activity,” she said. Bond said the president should be more involved through relationships with the students and through the use of social media. She said live video chats with the president would help bring the campus closer together. “I want to work with people and have open dialogue about what is happening,” she said.

“I think being forthcoming with information is best, (and I) would like to work and connect with people and build relationships.” Through her experience, Bond has overcome budget, campus and awareness issues, as well as other web design setbacks. She said she always tries to take a lesson away from each experience. “In any situation, I always go back and try to learn from it,” Bond said. Bond also wants to emphasize diversity on campus. She believes the identity of the university is everyone’s responsibility, and we all need to work together in order to achieve a diverse campus. Her desire to work in public education at a high level is part of what is driving her to achieve her goal. “I always wanted to get into higher education,” she said. “The public institution is where my heart is.” The final candidate, Sherry Knight, current interim VP of University Communications, will hold an open forum from 1 to 2 p.m. today in the Park Library Auditorium.

Small group of UAEM members have big plans for the future By Samantha Smallish Staff Reporter

A small group of Central Michigan University students met this week in Anspach to discuss big ideas dealing with global medicine. Universities Allied for Essential Medicines hosted its first meeting Tuesday. UAEM is an organization dedicated to promoting global health and global access. Originally started in 2008, Otsego senior and UAEM president Justin Mendoza is putting forth a great effort to get the group running again. Mendoza said he is excited about the new direction UAEM is headed.

“I’m really hopeful about this group,” he said. The main topics of discussion at the meeting included the prospective global health certificate. Students are set to be able to receive a certificate in global health beginning in fall 2014. Discussion also surrounded the resolution that will be sent to SGA for approval. Many group members had plenty to say in regards to the revision of this resolution. They were enthusiastic about providing statistics to support the beliefs of UAEM but were concerned about its semantics, as well as making sure they didn’t “dumb down” the complex

information too much. According to the resolution, “100 million people are pushed into poverty each year due to high costs of medical care, and 10 million people die each year from diseases that have available cures.” One group member, Illinois sophomore Ophelia Swanson, was hopeful after the conclusion of the meeting. “I think it was a good way to get us back into the goals we set earlier this year,” she said. Custer senior and UAEM vice president Samara Spotts said it was good to see members from earlier in

the semester finally getting involved and getting their ideas across. As for the future of UAEM, all members are optimistic in the organization’s growth and development. “I hope next semester we have a strong push to get our ideas on campus,” Spotts said. Mendoza has plans to take the CMU UAEM chapter to the state, national and, eventually, the worldwide level. He said he hopes the university will accept global accessing licensing. If so, CMU will be the first university in Michigan to do so.

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Universities Allied for Essential Medicines President Justin Mendoza stands in the center of a circle created by fellow RSO members during an ice breaker at the start of their meeting Tuesday night in Anspach hall.

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Holocaust survivor Martin Loewenberg smiles after audience members clap on behalf of his presentation on his experience in Germany during World War II as a young child Wednesday morning in Anspach Hall. By Jackson Seedott Staff Reporter

The majority of Holocaust survivors alive today were young children during the time where arguably the worst sins of humankind were committed. Martin Loewenberg is one of those survivors. Arrested and exiled from Germany at the age of 13, Loewenberg shared his story of survival and courage to an audience of students and community members Wednesday. History department faculty member Eric Johnson invited Loewenberg to speak as an integral part of his HST 280 class: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. “I try to have a Holocaust survivor come to campus each fall to speak with my class,” Johnson said. “It can be a difficult subject to talk about from an emotional

TWILIGHT | continued from 3A While the couple only had an hour before the first movie started at 10 p.m., others were waiting in line by the theater more than two hours before the start time. Lake Orion sophomore Sara Henry said she wasn’t expecting to be first in line, but it makes her feel like a die-hard fan arriving at 8:30 p.m. for the 11 p.m. movie. “I’m expecting Jacob to be shirtless,” she said. With a Twilight book in her hand to make the time go by, Henry said she needed to take in the moment, as the final series is released. Krista Haddock, assistant manager of Celebration! Cinema, said the 10 showings were sold out with the exception of the last showing at 12:45 a.m. on Friday. The tickets for “Breaking Dawn—Part 2” went on sale

standpoint, and I think having a survivor come to talk really moves the students.” Johnson has written several books about Nazi Germany but said talking about the subject all the time can be difficult for him to do all of the time. “My father was a prisoner of war in Germany, so it’s a very personal subject for me,” Johnson said. “I’m glad someone like (Loewenberg) can come to speak about his actual first-hand experiences; a part of me thinks (Loewenberg) feels he has a duty to share his message to others.” Johnson said Loewenberg frequently talks to audiences about his experiences and is a frequent patron of the Holocaust museum in Farmington Hills. “There were many attacks aimed at the Jews,” Loewenberg said. “Many other ‘undesirables’ were killed, too; Jehovah’s witnesses and Oct. 1 and were all sold out by last Wednesday, she said. “We expected it to be very popular,” Haddock said. “We started adding show times for the premiere once more were selling out in November.” To have room for the die-hard fans, Haddock said most of the 9 p.m. showings of the other movies at the cinema were cut out to make room for the “Twilight” movies. “We do a lot to prepare,” she said. “We are very wellstaffed, every concession is open, and there are lines we set up for people to line up.” People could also buy marathon tickets to watch the four prior Twilight Saga movies before the big premiere, which were also sold out. Livonia junior Katie Panyan said she got her tickets the day they were available for purchase. “I was anticipating this for so long,” she said.

CMU health care costs decline despite rising national averages By Alayna Smith Senior Reporter

Central Michigan University health care expenses continue to decrease despite the increase of national averages. The Health Care Committee, in its annual report released last week, outlined these declining costs which affect more than 4,000 staff and fixed-term faculty, as well as their dependents. Costs for the two health plans offered through the university, PPO1 and PPO2, declined 8.7 percent and 4.5 percent respectively in the past two years, according to the Health Care Committee’s report. This is in contrast to an increased national average of 10.5 percent. Jacqueline Pridgeon, director of benefits and wellness, said maintaining low costs can largely be attributed to the “Ca$h in on Wellness” program. “In-patient care is typically much more expensive (than preventative measures),” she said. “Going to see a doctor on a regular basis is much less expensive than going to the hospital to be treated.” Through “Ca$h in on Wellness,” participants can earn up to $335 per year in incentives for meeting requirements in four categories: health risk assessment, exercise, health care and wellness.

Employees can also receive benefits through the gain-sharing program, Pridgeon said. By completing all four “Ca$h in on Wellness” components, employees are eligible to share any positive balance remaining in the medical plans at the end of the year. For the 2011-12 fiscal year, just under 250 employees received $600 each as participants in the gain-sharing program. Lori Hella, associate vice president of human resources, said CMU has also avoided $11 million in health care costs in the past five years, as compared to the expenses of 11 other Michigan universities. “Looking at the averages of other universities, we have been able to avoid expenses going up to that level,” she said. “We do things like purchasing our contracts through coalitions; going in as a group keeps costs low.” Hella said CMU has an advantage just for the fact that health has always been a concern since the Health Care Committee formed in 1998. “CMU has had a Wellness Program for a number of years,” Hella said. “We’ve been fortunate to have a culture at CMU that’s focused on maintaining health.”

the physically and mentally handicapped to name a few.” Loewenberg went on to explain some of the most horrific crimes, including extermination and controversial experiments. “These crimes were performed by doctors—the people who are supposed to heal people—and they were doing the exact opposite,” he said. Kristallnacht, also known as “The Night of Broken Glass,” was a pivotal event in the Nazi regime during the 1940s. Loewenberg said last Friday marked the 74th anniversary of that horrific night. “Seventy-four years ago, they attacked the Jews; there were 93 people who were killed and over 200 synagogues were destroyed all over Germany,” he said. “They threw rocks through the windows of the schoolhouses we were in, and three of my classmates were hurt very badly.” The next day, members of the Gestapo arrested all males from the age of 18 to 60 years old, he said. Loewenberg’s father was arrested, who was an officer in World War I and fought alongside the Germans. More than 3,000 men were arrested that day, he said. After they were released, they were left without any type of identification, until they were eventually mailed identification cards, which were designated with a J to designate that they were Jewish. They were also forced to wear patches on their outer

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clothing indicating their Jewish heritage. On Dec. 8, 1941, Loewenberg said he and his family were finally evicted from Germany. “They threw us out; they didn’t want us anymore and said we were no longer allowed to live there,” he said. “We were forced into boxcars and taken to Kassel, the capital city.” From there, they were transported to various labor and concentration camps, and Loewenberg said he never saw many of his family members after that. “The guards split us up and told us we would see them later,” he said. “What they mean by later was we would see them after they kill us, in heaven.” While his parents and younger twin brothers did not survive, Loewenberg was held in Lativa until he was transported to Sweden, where he was eventually liberated. The event drew many students, including students who weren’t even in HST280. Howell sophomore Niki Phillips was one of them. “I’ve listened to a Holocaust survivor speak before, and it was very inspiring and interesting, so I wanted to take the opportunity to go again,” she said. Phillips said listening to the stories of these survivors continues to move her and make her appreciate the life she has even more.


Thompson said she recognizes online surveys often have a low response rate, but she hopes to negate the problem by tying SOS forms directly to the students receiving their transcript. “This is what we’re pushing for, in order to get your scores for a course, you will have to take the survey,” Thompson said. “... I don’t understand why you wouldn’t; this is your education, this is your university and it will only take five minutes of your time.” Thompson said she is confident in the work Academic Affairs has put into this, but she does not plan for the draft she has now to be the final product. “This is only in the beginning stages,” Thompson said. “We’re sending our draft into the world and finding out what things we need to change. I don’t expect this draft to stay the same.”

forms will provide specific examples of organization, and students will be able to concretely give feedback on what their professor is and isn’t doing. “Teacher evaluations forms, as they stand now, are not objective at all,” Thompson said. “The questions need to be more concrete. If a student doesn’t like a professor, or someone who they regard with respect, it is too easy for the student to give inaccurate information.” While the planned SOS forms will be lengthier than the current SOS forms, by moving the forms to an online platform and designing all but two optional questions to be multiple choice, Thompson said it would take about the same amount of time to complete the surveys.

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Union Township to enter into lighting contract with Consumers Energy The Union Township Board of Trustees Wednesday approved to advance the standard lighting contract for all Consumers Energy-owned lighting in the township. Township Manager Brian Smith said a total of 141 lights within the township will be paid out of the general township fund, including intersection lighting and subdivision lighting that is specially assessed back to land owners within the lighting district. The price of the one-year contract was not stated by the board of trustees, but Smith said the reason dates back to a 2010 Consumers Energy lighting survey, giving the township a total estimate on the lights and the cost. “We’ve finally reached something that began two years ago,” he said. The contract with Jackson’s Consumers Energy says the company will furnish the lighting service for Union Township for one year. After that time period, the contract may be reconsidered, documents say. Following the approval of the contract, Smith said it is possible for additional lights to be added to the contract once it is set. “Each new light has to be approved,” he said. “From

any plans for who will teach Merrill’s classes next semester. Merrill was scheduled for an online class next semester, but Brannan said those classes are easy to fill. Merrill is due back in Isabella County Trial Court Tuesday morning for an examination before Judge William Rush. Dirkin was not available for comment.

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Lynn Dominguez’s husband bought her a canoe as an anniversary gift more than two decades ago and the hobby quickly evolved into something much more serious. There are only two nationally certified instructor trainers for freestyle canoeing in the Lower Peninsula, and Dominguez, Central Michigan University associate professor of recreation, parks and leisure services, is one of them. She earned her certification in July. Freestyle canoeing, at its simplest, is the precision control of all areas of the canoe. Dominguez said the sport began as a way of practicing whitewater maneuvers on flat-water surfaces. From there, it has developed into its own distinguished sport — even adding music to each precise motion of the paddle. “To me, it’s all about the combination of the boat and paddle movement on the water,” Dominguez said. “All of those pieces together, combined with the water’s reaction — that’s my favorite part.”

Dominguez said she began the sport of canoeing in 1990, when her husband brought home a canoe as an anniversary gift. From there, she began paddling and obtained her instructor certification in Deluth, Minn., in 2009. The jump from instructor certification to instructor trainer certification is a large one in terms of the skill-set and various requirements for certification. Between her rigorous amount of practice and interest in the sport, it was a jump Dominguez wasn’t afraid to make. “I’ve been canoeing for about 20 years, and I’m on the water about four to five days a week, when Michigan weather permits,” Dominguez said. Dominguez said there are three levels to canoeing: introduction, essentials and freestyle. The jump between the second and third levels is said to be a large one – requiring complete mastery of the canoe. “It was a huge challenge for me to go from level two to level three,” she said. “The skill-set needed for freestyle is just

immense. It takes everything you learned and trained for in level two and bumps it up 100 percent.” Dominguez’s favorite place to canoe is Big Island Lake Wilderness Area, located in the Hiawatha National Forest in the Upper Peninsula. She describes the location as “a beautiful little pocket of wilderness,” consisting of 21 lakes used for fishing, canoeing and enjoying the great outdoors. Dominguez offers a class at CMU that involves canoeing — RPL 218: Teaching Outdoor Skills. The class includes a three-week section in canoeing and takes students to the pond behind Theunissen Stadium to get some practice on the water. In addition, Dominguez is offering an Instructor Development Workshop for aspiring canoe instructors on May 10-12. “To me, it’s all about the instruction rather than the performance,” she said. “I want people to act on their interest in canoeing, because it really is a fun thing to get involved with.”



An emergency voice mail announcing a shooting on Oakland University’s campus in Rochester was a mistake, officials said. The voice mail went out about 1 p.m. “During scheduled testing of Oakland University’s emergency text message system, a voicemail announcing shots fired on campus was mistakenly issued,” the university posted on its website. “There is no emergency.” The university maintains an emergency notification system that students, faculty and others can sign up for. It issues text messages and voice mails via an automated system. According to the university, the regularly scheduled test of the system was sent out to those signed up to get emergency texts. That text said it was a test. However, an incorrect voicemail was also sent to cell phones of those on campus who signed up for the system. “Within minutes of learning about this error, we acted to correct the voice mail message by sending a corrected text, a

Accurate polling can be difficult, but some pollsters fare better than others each election year. One Michigan polling firm had an especially rough year, though. The New York Times’ Nate Silver found that Foster McCollum White Baydoun, a Troy-based polling firm that conducted surveys on behalf of WJBK-TV, had an 8.6-point bias toward Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the last 21 days of the campaign. Though the firm is listed as a Democratic pollster by Real Clear Politics, Foster Baydoun found Romney with a 1-point edge in its final Michigan poll. President Barack Obama won the state by 9.5 points last Tuesday, and Obama campaign officials dismissed the group’s polls all year. Another Michigan pollster, the Glengariff Group, which polled for the Detroit News, rated among the worst in the nation with a 5.8-point Republican bias. Overall, Silver found polls over the last three weeks of the campaign had a roughly two-point bias toward the GOP. He said there could be several reasons why, including Hurricane Sandy devastating a reliably Democratic region and making polling more difficult on the East Coast, but firms that fail to contact voters via cell phone might be the main cause. “Research by polling firms and academic groups suggests that polls that fail to call cellphones may underestimate the performance of Democratic candidates,” Silver wrote last week. “The roughly one-third of Americans who rely exclusively on cell phones tend to be younger, more urban, worse off financially and more likely to be black or Hispanic than the broader group of voters—all characteristics that correlate with Demo-

“Gallup has now had three poor elections in a row.” Nate Silver, New York Times cratic voting.” Among more well-known polling firms, Gallup performed the worst of any by far, according to Silver’s analysis. Gallup’s 11 likely voter polls in the final month of the campaign averaged a 7.2-point bias toward Romney. “Gallup has now had three poor elections in a row,” Silver wrote. “In 2008, their polls overestimated Obama’s performance; while, in 2010, they overestimated how well

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EDITORIAL | Online audit system needed move for CMU

Darnell Gardner Jr. Columnist

Rebooting the GOP As it became clear on election night that Democrats would emerge victorious, Republicans nationwide ought to have had a unified moment of pause. The Republican Party has spent the past four years waging war against the president, the American democratic process and a large portion of this country’s population. Rather than adapt to the changing political, economic and social realities of America, Republicans have loudly and proudly embarked upon a course of alienating any and all who favor even the slightest bit of progress. The terms of their most recent political gamble reveal the GOP’s desperation. They would sour their relationship with huge swaths of Americans and cut off vital sources of political capital in hopes that, in turn, their base would reward them with enough support to push them past the finish line. In rejecting this strategy at the polls, Americans announced their disinterest in a future guided by the jaundiced hands of the far right. So, good for you, America. For Republicans, the next few weeks, months and even years are critical should their party aspire to ever dominate this nation’s government again. With President Barack Obama reelected and Democrats still in control of the Senate, enacting the same tired strategy over the next four years would prove disastrous, not only for the Republican Party, but also for the nation as a whole. Republicans need to come to terms with America as it is, not how they would prefer it to be. Latinos made up 10 percent of the electorate this year, a slight but significant increase over nine percent in 2008. Latinos chose Obama by a 71 percent to 21 percent margin, the greatest margin a Democratic Party candidate has enjoyed in over a decade. Latinos’ support of President Obama is at least partially explained by the GOP’s refusal to support immigration reform not tainted by xenophobia. As some pundits are already pointing out, if Republicans wish to have a fighting chance during the next presidential election, they’ll have to spend time revising their stance on immigration. Republicans also need to stand up to Christian conservatives attempting to dictate policy from the pulpit. In all four states with ballot initiatives legalizing same-sex marriage, those measures were adopted, despite Christian conservative objections. Similarly, the defeat of anti-abortion-rights Senate candidates signaled that just as America is increasingly unwilling to deny members of the LGBTQ community the right to marry, they’re also unwilling to turn back the clock on a woman’s right to choose. Americans aren’t interested in a government run according to the rules of an ancient religious text or that text’s advocates. Republicans would be wise to recognize this. The Republican Party has a choice. They can continue boxing themselves in at their own peril, or they can do what the rest of the country has already started to do—change. E-mail | Mail | 436 Moore Hall Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Fax | 989.774.7805 Central Michigan Life welcomes letters to the editor and commentary submissions. Only correspondence that includes a signature (e-mail excluded), address and phone number will be considered. Do not include attached documents via e-mail. Letters should be no longer than 300 words and commentary should not exceed 500 words. All submissions are subject to editing and may be published in print or on in the order they are received.

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ear after year, students face the frustration of scheduling an audit and having to wait months for their appointment.

Central Michigan University has finally provided a solution to this problem: an online degree audit system. CMU will be implementing the program beginning in January, according to a Thursday news release. The system allows students to check their progress using an online program as opposed to scheduling appointments. The system will be implemented in phases. The first phase, which has been tested by 70 faculty and staff members, includes an audit of general education requirements for all undergraduate students, an audit of the Master of Science in Administration degree and an advising workbench where faculty

and staff can access student demographic and academic information. Testing will be complete by the end of the semester. The rest of phase one, which includes additional degrees, majors, minors and graduate projects, will be released on a rolling basis as they are developed, tested and approved. This is a much-needed and greatly appreciated move for CMU. Not only does this system eliminate the frustration associated with scheduling an audit, it forces students to become more responsible for their own education. The switch to an online system is innovative and caters to the “need it now” mentality of students today. Students will be able

to see their audit results immediately and, with the features of the program, will be able to track their progress in every aspect of their education. This will eliminate the unfortunate surprises students sometimes experience with area requirements and courses they weren’t aware they needed to take. The current audit system would not be nearly as frustrating if appointments didn’t need to be made a month ahead of time. Most students have trouble planning in advance, let alone a few days ahead of time. This new system will expedite that. Hopefully this will shed some light on how many types of audits are required for graduation. Some students argue one is more than enough, but those who have applied to graduate receive one via email regardless of whether they have completed an in-person audit.



Response to ‘Sexual health report card’ As president of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at CMU, I have mixed feelings about this report card ranking. I’m not surprised by the low ranking for the “overall website usability and quality and quality of sexual health information and resources on the website,” because that is a need I’ve noticed on our campus as well. In response to the lack of information CMU provides on its website (and the difficulty many students have accessing the information available), VOX created a Tumblr blog dedicated to answering anonymous sex education questions last month. With the assistance of my vice president, Marie Reimers, we are able to provide people with answers to their sexual health, relationship, as well as sexual aggression questions. Since the blog is so new, we’re still in the process of advertising it on campus, although the information is available on our Facebook page (Voices for Planned Parenthood at Central Michigan University) and our Twitter (@vox_at_cmu). The actual blog can be accessed at cmuvox., and questions can be submitted via the Ask us! button. I was surprised at the low grade for “lecture/outreach programs and student peer groups for sexual health education.” My RSO makes a huge effort on campus to provide students with quality sexuality education. This year, we received 1,000 Trojan condoms through the Great American Condom campaign and have tabled multiple weeks in the UC, outside the Down Under Food Court, to hand them out for free. This year, I developed safer sex packets that include three different types of male condoms, lube samplers and information on how to store and put on male condoms as well as general information about VOX. We also brought a speaker to campus to share her experience with abortion prior to Roe vs. Wade and to discuss the

importance of abortion as a safe and legal healthcare option. Next semester, we are looking into doing a collaborative event with similar feminist RSOs on campus to raise awareness about sexual aggression. VOX is the group that organizes CMU’s annual Sextival each spring on Gentle Thursday in Finch Fieldhouse. The Sextival is a sexual health fair set up as a festival with informational tables, live music and games and activities related to sexual health and reproductive rights. One of our most popular activities was decorating your own condom carrier, which allowed students to get creative while learning about the proper way to store condoms. I was involved in the group during Spring 2011, which was the first year the Sextival put on. Last year, I was the Sextival coordinator for the second annual event and saw a huge improvement. Attendance for the Sextival doubled within those two years (from around 150 to over 300 attendees), and we had over 30 information tables consisting of RSOs and campus and community organizations. This spring, we will be hosting the third-annual Sextival and hope to see an even bigger and better turnout. In addition to campus-wide events, our group members provide sexuality education presentations in residence halls as well as to other RSOs. This year, I revamped our Powerpoint presentation to include a wider variety of information—from STI prevention, the importance of lube and how to find the right contraceptive choice. Although we’ve done a few presentations this semester, one of our primary difficulties is letting people know this service is available. Anyone who is interested in a presentation can contact VOX at to set up a date and time. We often work with Safer Sex Patrol because their primary focus is on STI prevention through

condom use, while VOX is able to talk about pregnancy prevention and all contraceptive methods. In recognition of our group’s efforts to improve the sexual health of our campus, we were awarded $500 from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan because VOX at CMU was the most active and involved Students for Choice group in Michigan. It was determined through a point system that counted the number of events we put on, the success we have getting petition cards signed and the number of condoms we pass out. We beat all of the other student groups by at least 100 points. So, while the article raises an important finding— that CMU needs to increase its commitment to sexual health — it did not note all of the resources available on campus. It’s disappointing that the efforts of student groups are not recognized on this campus, because RSOs are what makes CMU what it is. Not only did VOX go unrecognized, but groups like Spectrum and Students Advocating Gender Equality (which provide information on sexual and gender identity) were not considered relevant to sexual health. A step that CMU could make to improve its rating would be to update its website and add information for these student groups that are committed to raising awareness about and improving sexual health on campus. Because, while it is important for CMU to update and improve the information they offer, there are student groups on campus that already do that and could be a vital resource in that process. We would be more than happy to help CMU renew their commitment to sexual health and work together to improve our rating. Rachel McDaniel Allegan Senior VOX President

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Chris Brown is not a role model On Feb. 8, 2009, singer, songwriter and actor Chris Brown was convicted for assaulting recording artist Rihanna and was placed on five years probation. Five days ago, Brown was interviewed on the E! network, talking lightly about the incident and calling himself a role model. In response to why he is supporting an arts charity for young children, he said, “Ya know, everybody looks up to me; they say I’m a role model in a way, but I definitely wants kids to see I’m doing the right thing and giving back.” No, Chris. You’re not a role model. You’re a filthy excuse for a human being. Call me bitter, but Brown does not deserve to be featured on a television talk show, let alone call himself a role model for children. He goes on to say this: “(Symphonic) Love is basically just giving back to the Genesee Center for, like, domestic violence and everything I’ve been through in my situation and showing them there’s a way out and a positive side to getting through your situation.” The E! anchor mentioned how the courthouse judge monitoring his probation is proud of Brown for “being good.” Brown then started to laugh about how the judge joked around and asked him to dance in the courthouse. I then lost all respect for mankind. Congrats, Chris. You’ve gone three years without assaulting a girl. Bravo. But it’s OK, guys; Rihanna publicly forgave him for brutally beating her up, although most victims of assault forgive people because they’re scared and feel emotionally tied to the person or believe it’s their fault. I am appalled by the way the public puts celebrities on a pedestal. This man assaults a woman and we make fun with it by telling him to dance in the courthouse. If any other person was convicted of these charges, they would not be in the spotlight a couple of years later being supported by fans. This is news that can ruin people. This is the problem with Hollywood. Most celebrities thrive on attention and publicity, as much as they say they don’t. He is only doing this cause to cover up his “situation” a couple years ago. I honestly don’t think he’d be doing this if he was just a guy off the street who wouldn’t necessarily be noticed for it. When I heard about the incident in 2009, I thought for sure his career was dunzo. I never thought, three years later, I’d flip on entertainment news and see him joking around on TV. Chris Brown should not be anyone’s role model. Sure, we all make mistakes, even celebrities, but some “mistakes” don’t need to be forgiven.

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The men’s basketball team returns to McGuirk Arena at 7 p.m. today for its official home opener against Olivet College in search of its first regular-season victory under head coach Keno Davis. Central Michigan lost the opener to Iowa 73-61 Monday and will be looking to rebound against the Division III Comets of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. OC’s offense is similar to CMU’s in that it wants to run an up-tempo offense and lacks in size. “They’re not very big, but they’re going to play hard,” freshman guard Chris Fowler said. “We have to match their level of intensity, and (bring) the same intensity we brought to the Iowa game.” Many Division I teams begin their season with lower division teams, and CMU is no different. Much like the Chippewas getting a chance to play No. 5 Michigan at Crisler Arena, they are giving a smaller Michigan school a chance to play in a Division I arena. “We looked at the local area teams and wanted to give them the opportunity to be able to come in and play us, much like we want the opportunity to play top-20 teams,” head coach Keno Davis said. “To play a nonDivision I team at home will give our fans a chance to see our team at an early time.” During the Iowa game, Davis showed exactly how up-tempo he wanted to play. Within the first five minutes of the game, Davis had already used nine different players on the floor. “In our system, if you play three minutes as hard as you can, you should be tired,” Fowler said. “We play such an up-tempo game, we press and we run, and we’re playing as hard as we can for those three minutes.” Davis said it was one run midway through the


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Four out of the five starters from the 201112 basketball team did not return to Central Michigan after former head coach Ernie Zeigler’s firing.

That left new head coach Keno Davis in an interesting predicament. With only two players with any starting experience returning from the former coaching staff, Davis

was able to go out and find the right starters, in his eyes, for his system. In the exhibition against Lake Superior State and the opening regular-season game

against Iowa, Davis started two point guards, two returners who saw time off the bench last season and a true freshman. “We realized with such a young team that we needed to be able to handle the ball,” Davis said. “It’s nice to have two point guards start the game and give us a settling effect.” Splitting the point guard position will be senior Kyle

Randall and freshman Chris Fowler. Randall played his first three seasons at UNCGreensboro, where he graduated early during his time in Greensboro, N.C. In his time with the Spartans, he averaged around eight points a game and two assists. Fowler, although listed as a freshman, has experience playing at IMG Academy in

Florida, where he averaged 12 points and eight assists. “Me and Kyle really feed off each other really well, because he’s more of a scoring point guard, where I’m a passfirst point guard, which is why we’re able to play together,” Fowler said. “We learn from one another everyday and feed off one another’s energy.” A STARTERS | 2B

First year coach Davis introduces fast-paced system; Kyle Randall to lead new offense By Jeff Papworth Staff Reporter

New head coach Keno Davis has begun to employ a much-hyped, fast-paced style of play for the basketball team in a time when possessions are decreasing in college basketball. Davis said he likes to use the fast-break because his philosophy has always been shooting the ball before the

defense is set. “I feel like the most successful teams are the ones that use their athleticism and get up and down in the full court,” Davis said. “Now you have to have players to be able to play that style, as well as a deeper bench, to be able to go to more of a full-court game.” Central Michigan’s greatest strength is its depth and speed, Davis said, but what

it lacks is strength. “You (increase strength) through player development, and you Keno Davis also do that through recruiting,” he said. “But, right now, having a deep bench and a fast team really plays toward our

advantage.” From 1953, when the new free-throw rules were enforced, through 2010, the NCAA has seen a decrease in average points per game. The league averaged 69.30 points per game in 2010 — 1.1 points more than the lowest average since 1953. In 1990, when fast-paced teams like Loyola Marymount and UNLV were prominent, the average

points per game for the league was 75.3 — 2.4 points less than the highest average since 1953. “I think coaches (are), with the pressure and the scrutiny, slowing it down to try to coach each and every possession,” Davis said. “But I want a team that’s able to have freedom and be able to, within our structure, get up and down the court.”

Davis said one way his system veers from a team like Loyola-Marymount is it sent players down the floor before the ball was rebounded. “I want to push the fast break on every opportunity,” he said. “I want to run after turnovers; after missed shots and after made shots. But we don’t A DAVIS | 4B

Football team concludes home season Saturday by hosting Miami for senior day By Matt Thompson Senior Reporter

Saturday marks the last time the 18 seniors on the Central Michigan football team will ever run through the helmet and play for the Chippewas at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. “It’ll be pretty emotional,” threeyear starting quarterback Ryan Radcliff said. “You’re normally locked in for the game, but this will be different. There’s an excitement because of

the finality to it.” This senior class is 11-10 at home the past four years. Miami (Ohio) will be the team standing in the way of a winning-record at home Saturday at 1 p.m. Both teams are 4-6 and need to win their remaining two games to have an opportunity at a bowl game. If CMU wins out and is invited to a bowl game, it would be the seniors’ second time playing in the postseason. “We’re very blessed to have a very


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Zac Dysert has thrown for 2,922 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. ranked Dysert the fifth-best senior quarterback for the NFL Draft. Offensively, Radcliff said he is excited to see a lot of man-on-man coverage, because he is confident in his receivers’ ability to beat the coverage. The seniors to be honored Saturday include: Jahleel Addae, Taylor Bradley, Eric Fisher, David Harman, Jerry Harris, Curtis Huge, Darren Keyton,

Joe Kinville, Mark Lathers, Radcliff, Chris Reeves, Mike Repovz, Caesar Rodriguez, Lorenzo White, Nate Williams Cody Wilson, Steve Winston, and Anthony Young. “(This game) means a lot; blood, sweat and tears have been put in on this field,” Addae said. “I love this program. It means a lot to come on this field for my last game; I’m going to give it my all.”


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Volleyball team set to take on no. 3 Western Michigan to open MAc tournament today By Morgan Yuncker Staff Reporter

Central Michigan will contend for the Mid-American Conference Volleyball Championship, set to kick off today in Geneva, Ohio. No. 6 CMU will play the number three seed, which happens to be rival Western Michigan at 1:30 p.m. “The key to getting past Western is to be us and play our game,” junior setter Kelly Maxwell said. “It’s going to be a battle, and, as long as we play our game, we’ll be good to go.” The two teams have already faced off this year twice. CMU won the first match 3-2, and WMU took the second meeting, 3-0. “They’re playing good; probably the best ball in the conference right now, so we have to focus on just them,” head coach Erik Olson said. The Broncos are 13-3 in the MAC, while the Chippewas are 9-7. CMU has won its last three games after coming off a six-game losing streak. The final game of the regular season against Ball State went down to the last point, when the Chippewas pulled out a win in game

staRteRs | cOntInueD FROM 1B One of the returning players from last season’s roster was sharp-shooting sophomore guard Austin Keel. Keel played in 32 games last season and didn’t start in any but shot 31 percent from threepoint range. “He’s a true off-guard position and has been in that starting rotation,” Davis said. “When we use that first sub, it’s a minute in and at the three guard position to get a little more speed and size.” Freshman forward John Simons is the lone freshman recruit from the previous staff and has found a spot in

BasketBaLL| cOntInueD FROM 1B second half that helped the Hawkeyes seal the deal, and Fowler said he believes CMU can’t let those runs happen for a chance to have a successful season. “We have to sustain inten-

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Sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn McIntyre spikes the ball Sept. 22 against Western Michigan at McGuirk Arena. McIntyre finished the match with 27 kills and 14 digs during the team’s 3-1 win over the Broncos.

five of the match, 17-15. Maxwell helped lead the offense against Ball State, accumulating 79 assists — a career-high for her. “I never know how many assists I’m at, but it is pretty cool,” Maxwell said. “I looked up at one point and saw McIntyre had 25 kills and Lindsey had like 20. I was like ‘wow, we’re getting up there.’ It’s a product on how well our offense is getting after it.” Keeping Maxwell and the

CMU offense playing the way they are will be important to the Chippewas in making a run in the tournament, which comes from a strong defense. “Our passers are passing really well right now, and it’s allowed her to run a really nice offense,” Olson said. “She’s feeling the game really well right now, and our outsides are doing a good job.”

Davis’ starting five. Simons brings height, as well as range on the floor, that can spread out defenses. “He made a great choice being here at Central; this place really fits him, and his style fits in as well,” Davis said. “I’m really happy that the one signee from the previous staff was John.” Coming in, Davis discovered quickly that his team is undersized. But after summer workouts, senior forward Zach Saylor rejoined the team and has given CMU the inside presence it desperately needed. “When we had our August minicamp, we didn’t have Zach Saylor on the team, and I felt like, if we had somebody with size and strength, that it would not only help our defense and rebounding, but also be a great

opportunity for a true post player to be able to play oneon-one inside,” Davis said. Those are the five Chippewas who have started games this season; however, Davis said it’s not about who is out on the floor to start; it’s about minutes, and there are a few others coming off the bench who could start. Players like freshman guard Derrick Richardson Jr. have earned starting minutes off the bench. “We’ve probably got about eight guys right now who all deserve to start,” Davis said. “Richardson is definitely one of those eight guys right now, challenging for that starting rotation.”

sity for 40 minutes,” Fowler said. “There was a time in the second half of the Iowa game where we tied it and then took two or three plays off and they made shots. We can’t do that if we want to be a good team.” With a Division III team coming into McGuirk Arena, there is no doubt the Chippewas will be a large favorite, but Davis is not just looking

for the first official tally in the win column. “We’re out there to win a basketball game and give fans an early opportunity to see the team, (which) will help build our momentum,” Davis said. “We’re trying to build our crowd and our student section.”

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Sophomore guard Jessica Green defends Ohio’s Ashley Fowler on Jan. 25 at McGuirk Arena. Green finished the game with 15 points, six assists and six rebounds in a 67-53 win over the Bobcats.

University of Wisconson-Green Bay up next for women’s basketball Saturday By Mark Cavitt Staff Reporter

No. 25 Wisconsin-Green Bay awaits CMU as the women’s basketball team travels to Green Bay at 3 p.m. on Saturday for a showdown of two potent offenses. Head coach Sue Guevara said she’s pleased with the team’s overall play so far this season. “I have been impressed with the way we’ve finished, the consistency and the speed we have played at,” Guevara said. UW-GB’s national ranking ties the program’s earliest raking in school history and marks the sixth time in nine seasons and fourth consecutive season it has been ranked. Guevara said that in order to defeat UW-GB, the team has to play strong offensively and attack the glass on defense. “We’re going to have to slow down their transition and match their intensity, their versatility and also handle the crowd,” Guevara said. “There is going to be a lot of emotion. They are a team that is similar to us, and it’s going to be a good measuring stick game to see where we are in comparison to teams like us.” UM-GB returns four of their top-five scorers from last season but lost their scoring, rebounding and assists leader from last season in Julie Wojta.

“We have to make sure we are rebounding and keeping their players in front of us.” Jessica Green, sophomore guard Last season, UW-GB outscored their opponents by an average of 19 points, and CMU sophomore guard Jessica Green, the reigning MAC West player of the week, said she knows the team must defend well in order to defeat UW-GB at Kress Events Center, where it finished 16-1 last season. “We have to make sure we are rebounding and keeping their players in front of us,” Green said. “We need to work on getting back on defense and being very vocal. We have to play well on defense and not let them get anything easy. We can’t make them think just because they’re ranked 25th in the country that they can just win.” Green said there are still some things the team can improve on moving forward. “We need to work on talking more and stop getting down on ourselves when things go wrong,” Green said. “Rebounding is also something we need to improve on, but the biggest thing is our transition defense.” In the opening weekend, Green led the Chippewas in scoring, chipping in with 15 points in their win over Bradley and scoring

25 points Sunday against Northwestern. “I contribute my success to making plays for my teammates and myself,” she said. “I have been working on my pull-up jumper in the offseason and my defense, which makes my offense come together. I’ve also worked on being more vocal with my teammates and working together.” Guevara said the team’s variety of scorers make them a threat offensively. “Balanced scoring is important,” Guevara said. “All five players on the court have the capability of scoring in double figures when we have consistent scoring, which can make it difficult for teams to beat us.” Controlling the pace of play is also important with UW-GB’s size, and Guevara said dictating pace of play starts with rebounding. “If you want to control the tempo of the game, you have to control the glass,” Guevara said. “We need them to take hurried shots inside and outside, and we need to take more than one shot if we miss by attacking the glass on offense and defense.”

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Men’s basketball rebuilt with transfers, freshmen By Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter

The men’s basketball team saw its roster nearly erased with the firing of former head coach Ernie Zeigler. Seven players voluntarily left, two were academically ineligible to return, and three players graduated. Of those players, four were the leading scorers on the team. That left new head coach Keno Davis with the task of filling the roster back up with, not only freshmen, but transfers and players with experience. “We needed people to help balance out our classes,” Davis said. “We need experience on the court, because we’re a team without much.” With such a young team, many players are getting experience immediately. Players like freshman guard Chris Fowler, who, upon graduating from Detroit Country Day in 2010, played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. “At IMG, I got prepared for college basketball and worked out four or five times a day with

a college-level coach and other Division I college-level players,” Fowler said. “It got me ready for the grind of the college basketball season.” Teaming up with Fowler at the point guard spot is senior Kyle Randall, who transferred from UNC-Greensboro after graduating in just three years. Randall brings DI experience at arguably the most crucial position on the floor. “To have guys with experience … it gives a really young team at, what I think, is the most important position on the court,” Davis said. Davis then went to the community-college level to find talent. It was at Indian Hill Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa where he found DeAndray Buckley. Buckley, a native of Romulus, Mich., was a captain at IHCC and led the team to a 33-4 record, as well as district and conference championship. “We saw DeAndray as someone who is very talented and is a home-grown talent,” Davis said. “We’re hopeful he

can have a healthy year; he’s battling injuries, and, when he’s healthy, he can definitely help this team.” Zeigler’s staff was able to sign one freshman before the firing. That freshman was 6-foot-8 forward John Simons. Luckily, Davis didn’t need to persuade the tall forward with range from behind the arc. “It wasn’t really anything I had to sell; I had recruited his brother, so I knew the family,” Davis said. “I knew he fit exactly what we wanted to do; this style fits him.” Size is something Davis needed coming in, and, with his fast-paced offense, those big guys still needed to be able to shoot. Forward Blake Hibbits fits that description. Not only does he bring his 6-foot-7 stature, but, during the team’s threepoint contest, Hibbits won for the men’s team. “He fits in the up-tempo style and gives us another shooter at the power forward position,” Davis said. “He can develop into a great shooter here, and he’s

put on 20 lbs. since he got here, which is great credit to our strength-training program.” Three guards round out Davis’ first freshman class. Spencer Krannitz was the leading scorer in West Michigan, according to ESPN, scoring 30 points a game in his senior season at North Muskegon High School. On the opposite end, Austin Stewart brings a defensive presence to the floor at the guard position. The Normal, Ill. native averaged 18.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game his senior season of high school, while breaking the school record in steals with 235. “When you talk about having a prototypical guard, Austin Stewart is the guy you look for with strength, size and versatility,” Davis said. “He can shoot it, drive, defend and rebound — he does everything, and now he’s going to improve.” Last, but not least, is Derrick Richardson Jr. Richardson showed what he can do Monday night at Iowa

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Senior guard Kyle Randall carries the ball up the court during an exhibition game against Lake Superior State on Nov. 7 at McGuirk Arena.

when he scored 14 points off the bench, while shooting .667 percent from the field, including two-for-two in three-point attempts. “It didn’t take me long at Ypsilanti High School for a 7 a.m. workout to realize he was a special player,” Davis said. “For him to be available in April was great, not only because he’s a

special talent, but I think his upside fits the up-tempo style.” Davis had a lot of holes to fill with his roster coming into the season, but in almost a Moneyball-like way, he found the pieces to create a team he feels can compete in the Mid-American Conference right away.

Keno Davis confident with experienced coaching staff By Ryan Zuke Staff Reporter

This season, the men’s basketball team is getting a clean slate. And it starts with the new coaches. First-year head coach Keno Davis said he is confident in his staff to help take the Central Michigan program to the next level. “Starting off, I think one of the most important things in being able to build a program is making sure you have an incredible coaching staff and have guys that are going to put in the late hours and work hard for you,” he said. “And I feel very comfortable with the group we put together.” Davis said all three assistant coaches, Kevin Gamble, Jeff Smith and Kyle Gerdeman, bring something valuable to the table. “I think they complement one another very well,” Davis said. “With coach Smith

being at Central Michigan before and really knowing the area, coach Gamble with my familiarity with him, as well as being a head coach himself and having professional experience and Kyle Gerdeman, again, someone I’ve known for a long time, that works extremely hard in recruiting and on the court.” Senior Zach Saylor, one of five returning players, said he is also excited about the new staff. “I feel very comfortable, because they let you play to the strengths of your game,” he said. “It’s more of an upand-down game, and there is more of a flow.” Gamble served under Davis in 2010-11 at Providence College as the coordinator of player development and video operations. He also played 10 years in the NBA and has eight years of head coaching experience at the University of IllinoisSpringfield.

“When you’ve been a head coach, you understand all of the things that go into a program and all of the things you have to do,” Davis said of Gamble. “He understands the system, the style, the mentality that we want in a program. So, when he’s on the court teaching our guys, he understands what I’m looking for. When he’s on the road in high school gyms, he understands the type of player that can be successful in our system.” Gamble said his past coaching experience will be a helpful tool, and he believes Davis has what it takes to build a successful program. “My previous head coaching experience has helped out a lot,” Gamble said. “Being a head coach, you learn to be patient. And I think that is one thing (Davis) has. He’s a very patient guy, and, as a head coach, you can’t get too excited, because it’s a 40-minute game and a

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“Dysert is very talented. He’s got a great arm and is very accurate. He moves around the pocket very well. He can also hurt you with the run ... I’m very impressed with him.”

all season. Miami’s leading rusher is freshman Jamire Westbrook, who has gained 298 yards on the ground this season. The team has a trio of productive wide receivers, led by sophomore Dawon Scott, who has caught 45 passes for 700 yards and six touchdowns. Senior Andy Cruse (68 catches, 622 yards, six touchdowns) and junior Nick Harwell (51 catches, 620 yards, seven touchdowns) are also threats relied on by Dysert. Defensively, Junior linebacker Chris Wade ranks third in the MAC in tackles with 107. The RedHawks have wins this season over Southern Illinois, Massachusetts, Akron and Ohio. Their losses have come against Ohio State, Boise State, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Kent State. “We want to win this game for our seniors, since it’s their last home game,” Enos said. “We also want to get to 6-6, and we can’t do that without going 5-6 first.” Kickoff at Kelly/Shorts Stadium is set for 1 p.m. Saturday

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At the conclusion of Saturday’s football game between Central Michigan and Miami (Ohio), one team’s hopes of playing in a bowl game will be over. The RedHawks and the Chippewas both come into the game 4-6 overall and need to win their final two games to be bowl eligible. “The bowl game is motivation,” senior safety Jahleel Addae said. “At the same time, this game is important, because it’s the next one. We’re coming off a good win against Eastern (Michigan), and we need to keep that rolling.” Miami is led by senior quarterback Zac Dysert, who ranks second in the Mid-American Conference in total offense with 314.6 yards per game. Dysert has completed 63 percent of his


passes, while throwing for 2,922 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also has thrown 11 interceptions. “Dysert is very talented,” head coach Dan Enos. “He’s got a great arm and is very accurate. He moves around the pocket very well. He can also hurt you with the run ... I’m very impressed with him.” The RedHawks will most likely rely on Dysert’s arm against the Chippewas, as the team is last in the conference in rushing offense, averaging 86.2 rushing yards per game. They have only rushed for 862 yards


that,” Davis said. “To not only be a leader for us but also be an example for these younger players; he’s really embraced that role.” Randall said while he ran the fast-break some at North Carolina-Greensboro, it is more emphasized at CMU, though he likes the new playbook. “It allows you to play your game ... it gives you a lot of freedom,” he said. “It’s the way that people want to play. We work on it a lot in practice. It’s a pretty easy offensive style to pick up on, because you run as hard as you can and as fast as you can every time.”

continued from 1B Iowa, using anything from three-quarter court press to a half-court defense. Davis said he will continue to use a variety of defenses throughout his first season especially. He said it takes about a year to get his entire system in place, adding a little in practice each day. Senior Kyle Randall is piloting the high-octane offense. He had the most points for CMU against Iowa (17). “When we got here as a staff and realized we weren’t going to have a point guard, for us to be competitive this year, we knew we had to address

want to take away from our defense; we do not want to take away from our rebounding.” Davis did not point to any particular coach who taught him his fast-break tactics, other than his father Tom Davis. “You take a little bit from everybody; I think that’s what coaching is about,” Keno said. “It’s about stealing things you like from other coaches. Whether it’s from the NBA or the college game; how they run a break, how it options off of it.” The Chippewas showed a variety of defenses in their first game against

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Ryan Zuke: (5-5)

I still don’t trust the CMU defense, especially against the second-ranked passing offense in the MAC. But I think the importance of this game for the program and Dan Enos will carry CMU to victory Saturday. It might not be pretty, but I say the Chippewas get the job done. Senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff and senior receiver Cody Wilson will hook up for a couple touchdowns, and running back Zurlon Tipton will have another big day en route to a victory. Prediction: CMU 38, miami 34

Matt Thompson: (6-4)

Dan Enos talked about how Zac Dysert is the best quarterback in the league and an NFL prospect — he is the reason I think CMU’s bowl eligibility chances will end Saturday on senior day. The emotions from the seniors playing their last game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium and an early interception will keep CMU in the game until the fourth quarter when Dysert will throw two touchdown passes. Senior Cody Wilson will end his career at home with a receiving and rushing touchdown, though. Prediction: miami 34, cmu 24

Brandon Champion: (7-3)

Saturday’s bowl elimination game should be a close, high-scoring game. Miami is a pass-heavy team, and CMU has struggled to defend the pass at times this season. Zac Dysert will probably have a big game, as will CMU quarterback Ryan Radcliff, but I think Miami will score in the red zone more often. The Chippewas will battle, but, in the end, they’ll lose on senior day and see its bowl aspirations disappear for another year. Prediction: miami 31, cmu 28

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Miami’s run offense is dead last in the MAC, averaging 86.2 yards per game. While CMU’s isn’t much better, ranked 10 of 13, it will be matching up against the second-worst rushing defense in the conference Saturday. If the Chippewas are wise, they will capitalize, handing the ball to Zurlon Tipton all day. He and the rest of the offense will need a big day to keep up with quarterback Zac Dysert and, unfortunately for the seniors, I don’t think it will. Prediction: miami 41, cmu 31

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