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Monday, Sept. 28, 2009

Mount Pleasant, Mich.

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Student turnout same as last week Police report no disturbances among 300-400 By Joe Borlik Senior Reporter

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Frankenmuth senior Justin Bannister performs on stage with two other pianists Sept. 19 at CoCo Joe’s Beach House, 4855 E. Blue Grass Road. Bannister performed “Takin’ Care of Business� and “Old Time Rock and Roll,� among other songs throughout the night.

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Can collecting catastrophe Fraser helped several students collect cans around Kelly/Shorts Stadium during Saturday’s football game in an attempt to raise money for registered student organizations. He said 120 pounds of cans were collected, worth about $175. Fraser said they would have collected many more cans in the student tailgating lot if it was not for the new tailgating procedures.

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set a six-beer limit, created an emergency lane and banned external sound systems. Although Yeagley said tailgating is safer, for Saline sophomore David Fraser, it just is not the same. “This tailgate and the last one just aren’t as exciting,� he said. “The student side is very lackluster. Before, there was a sea of students ready to go to the game, now it just kind of feels empty.�

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is hands sweep through inch-wide white lanes while his fingers jump from one black island to another in a matter of seconds. A banner-sized smile stretches the span of Some seeing the 23-year-old’s cheeks, as if each held up a 40 percent corner with glee. His stage persona is definite as he sings familiar tunes, though his truly redecrease in sales served personality is quite different. By Maryellen Tighe    He’s no Elton John — that, he    admits — but, Staff Reporter for CoCo Joe’s Beach House and its bar-goers, and Brad Canze Bannister performs on the piano Sept. 19 at CoCo Joe’s Beach House, 4855 E. Blue Senior Reporter Justin Bannister is the “Piano Man.â€? Grass Road. He has been playing for 14 years and has been formally trained for “Everybody requests that song,â€? he said, the past 10. The two home football laughing. “It’s such a heavy crowd favorite, it    games this season have been needs to be in any piano player’s repertoire. I less than exciting for busia minor in entrepreneurnesses surrounding Kelly/ Music major, no need haven’t mastered it yet, but give me some time Shorts Stadium. Bannister is not a mu- ship. and I’ll get there.â€? “I’m actually very glad Changes in university tailsic major, and he prefers it Bannister was recently hired as a dueling pia- that way. I did not get in,â€? he said. gating policies have drastically reduced the number of His freshman year in “It wouldn’t be the same nist at CoCo Joe’s, 4855 E. Blue Grass Road. for me, honestly. I want to people in Lot 63, which has 2005, he auditioned for The Frankenmuth senior’s first gig was Sept. made a dent in sales of nearby Central Michigan Univer- be able to come home and    19. He played all genres, from rock and roll to al- sity’s School of Music as a play, a way to release and stores and restaurants. The Subway at 1620 S. Misternative and pop-punk, and artists such as Bob vocal performer. He was unwind. I’m passionate about it, and to just make sion St. only had half its norSeger, Billy Joel, Billy Idol, Weezer and Tom Petty. not accepted. mal staff working on game With 14 years of piano practice homework is not No matter the request though, he is taking -+$,$,C)2!2)-!+   0   13# ##>4>68836/"7# fun.â€? day, said supervisor Sarah and 10 years C E  of lessons on care of business. $,C+-+&$,C!($,+2)-!+ 9>4#'  (     Bannister13# still## wanted Schuetz, a Milford senior. his record, he will graduate “Usually on a tailgate day, in December with a bachAnd yes, he sings that too.  ?>4>@45863"#>

 

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One MIP was issued in the student tailgating lot at Saturday’s football game against Akron, said Central Michigan University Police Chief Bill Yeagley. Yeagley said there were no injuries, no arrests and no ambulance runs. “There were no disturbances at all,� Yeagley said. Yeagley said around 300 to 400 people tailgated in the student lot, Lot 63— about the same number as last week. The attendance at CMU’s 48-21 win over Akron on Saturday was 20,032, which included prospective students visiting for CMU and You Day and high school bands for Band Day. He said the police would deal with anywhere from seven to 15 incidents per tailgate in previous years, including injuries and medical runs. To curb those incidents, the university drafted a tailgating policy in August that

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Former Mount Pleasant Center facility to be sold

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Disability home closed Sept. 10

w Information Fair on Deaf Culture and American Sign Language will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in the Health Professions Building Atrium.

By Hilary Farrell Senior Reporter

w The department of philosophy and religion is hosting “Conversations With an Anishnaabe Medicine Woman and a Cornish Village Witch” at 7:30 p.m. in Anspach Hall Room 136.

The Mount Pleasant Center will be turned over to the Michigan Department of Management and Budget at the end of the year and sold. The 119-year-old facility at 1400 W. Pickard St., which closed Sept. 10, was the last facility in the state for people with developmental disabilities to offer institutionalized treatment plans. More than 400 employees lost their jobs when the center closed. The Arc of Michigan, a statewide network designed to aid people with developmental disabilities, has been working to close institutions such as the Mount Pleasant Center since 1971, said Executive Director Dohn Hoyle. “This just was not an acceptable place to live,” Hoyle said. The center was originally scheduled to close Oct. 1, but Hoyle said it closed earlier because it relocated or transitioned its 88 residents. “We were rapidly getting everyone placed,” he said. “Even the staff there were looking for other jobs.” Approximately 60 residents were transitioned into communities and the remaining residents went to the Caro Center, 2000 Chambers Road in Caro. Michigan is the 11th state to close all its institutionalized facilities, Hoyle said. “(Caro) is institution-like on the grounds it is a home,” Hoyle said. “The state has promised that will close as well.”

w The Charles V. Park Library is hosting “Lakelight: Images from the Great Basin” by artist Gale Nobles until Oct. 4 in the third floor exhibition area of the library. w Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library is accepting drop-off donations for a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s annex room, 301 S. University Ave.

Tuesday w The Multicultural Education Center is presenting “Redefinition of Identity” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Terrace rooms A through D. w “Building a Trusting and Collaborative Culture” will take place at from 9 a.m. to noon in Rowe Hall Room 229. w “Envisioning the Power of Ritual,” a Canadian Indian art exhibit, will be displayed in the Baber Room of the Charles V. Park lLbrary until Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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to improve his vocals, so he joined the university’s concert choir. After two years, he tried out for the chamber singers, a smaller group with more challenging vocal performance. He was accepted, he said, for the first time because of vocal strength.

James McCurtis, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Community Health. Gov. Jennifer Granholm cut funding for state mental health programs, including a $100 million reduction in spending for the MDCH. The Mount Pleasant Center was housing fewer residents recently, Hoyle said, driving up the cost of care. The center also had various problems in the past, including a homicide in 2005 and a noncompliance citation from Medicare. The future Hoyle said transitioning residents back into their communities was successful. “It has never been the people that failed,” he said. “It has always been the community system that failed.” The state has set up a safety net with housing and emergency beds if there are problems, but Hoyle does not anticipate any. Programs were put in place to check on former residents to make sure the adjustments are positive, Hoyle said. But residents were not the only ones affected by the closure. The Michigan State Employees Association represented labor, trade and service workers at the facility, including maintenance, plumbing and fire safety control workers. “It’s a big impact on members to have to close a facility,” said MSEA President Scott Dianda. “Everything comes along with that. It’s tough.” Many of the members were able to find other jobs, he said. “We would’ve done whatever it took,” Dianda said. metro@cm-life.com

two feet forward, right into the piano on stage. I try not to get embarrassed or shy because now, it’s my job. That’s so cool to hear when I say it out loud. ... Playing piano, I was always in the background contributing to other bands. “I’ve always wanted to be a rock star. Now I am a front man. It’s kind of nice.”

him perform on stage was amazing. I couldn’t be more proud.” Justin Bannister still gets nervous before he steps on stage but, after a few drinks, his smile gets bigger and his worries die down. “It makes it easier, and definitely cuts the edge off,” he said. “I just have to jump

‘He’s come a long way’ “Justin, oh my god. He’s the nicest person in the world,” said Annie Baker, a 2009 Grand Haven alumna who sang with Bannister in choir. “The most laid-back guy I have ever met. Putting together all of his efforts — striving for perfection and confidence — he’s come a long way.” Bannister began piano lessons in second grade, when he and his twin brother, Joshua, were approached by their parents to get involved with music. Joshua choice voice and Justin, the piano. “We would set up at the piano for hours, picking songs and figuring them out,” Joshua Bannister said. “It was such a good time. He’s my best friend, my brother, and watching

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to be is dead weight. The rarely walked path of a chaplain was a natural fit for Fedewa. “I’ve always wanted to join the military,” he said. While he at one point intended to become a Marine, his brother joined the branch during Fedewa’s junior year of high school. After that, the only military experience he could convince his mother to approve of was to go off to college and join the ROTC. While he grew up in the Assemblies of God, he is nondenominational and attends services at His House Christian

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boycott by the students,” said 7-Eleven owner and manager Ryan Chappell. “I guess people have a new place to party now. Maybe for the next game, we’ve got to do something different.” Ryan Reedy, co-owner of The Grotto, 304 W. Broomfield St., said business has gone down about 40 percent, but the restaurant will plan specials for Homecoming weekend. Cabin cook Braden Thompson said decreased pedestrian traffic from the tailgating lot is causing a decrease in business for them and other businesses. “Typically how it was, is Lot 63 would be filled, and then people would go to the game,

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and the people that just came to tailgate would walk to the bar,” Thompson said. “Last Saturday, we were busy, but it wasn’t anything like we were used to.” Not much difference Brian Lefler, manager at Menna’s Joint, 1418 S. Mission St., said business was not negatively affected by the changes in tailgating. “(Menna’s is) just as busy, if not busier,” said Lefler, a Livonia senior. “I was more shocked that we were as busy for as long as we were.” Lefler said Menna’s gave away 200 to 300 “Dubbie” wraps at the alternative tailgate lot and approximately 150 on Main Street to promote the store. Restaurants in the Stadium Mall, 2212 S. Mission St., were

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largely unaffected as well. Quizno’s owner Joe Stevens said business may be down slightly, but nothing significant. Jess Cuddie, general manager at Big Apple Bagels, said business has not been hurt by the changes, but the store closes before football games are typically finished on Saturdays. Coldstone Creamery owner Duane Stott said although the store is seeing decreased patronage, he does not believe the changes in tailgating are responsible. “I know our sales are down, but I think the economic conditions would have done that,” Stott said. “I would imagine that beer and ice cream don’t go together so, if they’re drinking less beer, maybe they’re eating more ice cream.” metro@cm-life.com

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‘Nobody messes with the chaplain’ When Fedewa completes his training, he will be able to attend the seminary of his choice to become a qualified chaplain. He is considering either George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Oregon or Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in California. Chaplains have chaplain assistants — enlisted soldiers who serve as chauffeurs, ground crew and bodyguards. They are instructed to take a

bullet rather than let the chaplain get hurt. “Nobody messes with the chaplain,” said Cadet Maj. Nick Kroll, a Zeeland senior. Individual soldiers can speak easily with the more accessible chaplain assistants, who do what they can themselves and report to the chaplain. “The chaplain is more going to pour into his chaplain assistants,” Fedewa said. Cadet 1st Lt. Andre Mallett, a Holly junior, also is considering becoming an army man of the cloth. “My dad’s a pastor and I’ve always been very active in my church,” Mallett said. “Well, you know the old saying, ‘There’s no atheists in a foxhole.’”

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Presidential search forum today in EHS Building Committee, SGA seeking student input By Griffin Fraley Staff Reporter

Students have a chance today to voice their opinions on what they would like to see in a university president. The Student Government Association will host an open forum regarding the presidential search at 7 p.m. today in French Auditorium in the Education and Human Services Building. Members of the presidential screening committee will be in attendance, including Trustee Sarah Opperman, for-

mer Chairman of Academic Senate and Interim Associate EHS Dean Ray Francis and Rick Barz, president of Isabella Bank and Trust and community member at large. “Students are, at the end of the day, why we need a president,” Opperman said. “It is absolutely critical that we understand the needs of the student. We want to have the president in place for some time. I’m thrilled that the SGA is organizing this and I’m very eager to get the students’ perspective.” Former University President Michael Rao, who served since 2000, left June 30 to become president of Virginia Commonwealth University. Kathy Wilbur has served as interim president since. SGA President Jason Nichol

will mediate discussion today. “The main goal is to get as much student input as possible,” the Mount Pleasant senior said. “The president obviously has a huge impact on the students. It’s part of our duty as a member of the university community to provide input. We’re excited about this and we want to get student input now because we’re beginning to review resumes and applications. “The screening committee is very, very interested in what the students have to offer, and I can’t stress that enough.” Vital for satisfaction Detroit junior Shayna Burden thinks students going to the forum is important for the final outcome. “I think it’s vital to the stu-

If you go... w What: Student forum on presidential search w When: 7 p.m. today w Where: EHS Building, French Auditorium dents’ satisfaction with the choice. For the university to just choose, I wouldn’t say is harmful, but it wouldn’t be beneficial,” she said. “At least if something were to go wrong, we can say we had the input.” One of the key issues a new president will deal with is the medical school, approved last year and scheduled to open in 2012. ”Specifics like that have not been addressed yet,” Nichol said. “Our goal as the screening committee is to provide the in-

stitution with the best possible president. We’ll be taking into account a broad amount of experiences and attributes.” In addition to the search committee, SGA will be involved in this discussion, with representatives and senators in attendance, Nichol said. “If you’re interested, please show up,” Nichol said. “Whether or not you realize it, this is something that will impact you.” The president affects the direction and vision of the institution, Nichol said. “If you have a gripe with the med school, you should be there,” he said. “If you have an issue with diversity or anything at all, you should be there giving input.” university@cm-life.com

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The average student loan debt incurred by someone who graduated from Central Michigan University in 2008-09 is $24,236, according to the Office of Institutional Research. Of the students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009, 70 percent borrowed money. The average student debt has continued to rise since 2005, with a difference of more than $7,000. Diane Fleming, associate director of Scholarships and Financial Aid, said student debt

Today is the Jewish day of atonement and repentance. It began at sundown Sunday and is 24 hours of full fasting. Jewish people observe this holy day through the period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days.

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Want to know more about the hearing impaired? Ever been curious about sign language? An information fair today can answer your questions. The information fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Health Professions Building Atrium. Also a part of Deaf Awareness Week, an event called “Deaf World” will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Activity Center’s Large Sports Forum. The American Sign Language Society and department of communication disorders will join together to teach sign language at this event. Deaf Awareness Week runs through Friday.

Trust. It’s easy to say, difficult to build and simple to destroy. But it is a collaborative effort of teamwork in human relationships. A workshop called “Building a Trusting and Collaborating Culture” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. Facilitated by faculty member Harley Blake, the workshop will explore the nature of trust, discover ways to build trust between team members and view some methods which can be utilized to develop a truly collaborative atmosphere.

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Armada graduate student Keith Miller, 22, worked last summer as a research technician in Yellowstone National Park tracking grizzly bears. In summer 2008, he spent time working in Alaska, hiking 55 miles from nearest human contact, where he found the pair of caribou antlers he is holding.

Student enjoys tracking wildlife By Connor Sheridan Staff Reporter

Keith Miller has howled with wolves and searched for bears. Miller, an Armada graduate student, has been on volunteer and wage-based conservation trips to the Andes Mountains in Peru, the Alaskan wilderness and Yellowstone National Park. “This past summer in Yellowstone was amazing. Hiking every day in pristine forests. They were untouched,” Miller said. “The experience in this field is something I love to do.” Grizzly experience While in Yellowstone, he was part of a crew of eight that tracked grizzly bears throughout the park. “We followed the day of a bear, mostly,” Miller said. The group tracked several bears’ movements, noting where they rested and killed prey. Miller said the crew got to help with collaring.

The collaring process involved trapping a bear, anesthetizing it and then placing a GPS tracking collar around its neck. The collar is only temporary and is designed to disengage and drop off the bear when its batteries run out. Wildlife Society But thrilling adventures in the wilderness can be found closer to home as well. Miller, the former president of The Wildlife Society, is still an active member of the group. “(The Wildlife Society goes) out to Hiawatha (National Forest) and we do howl trips,” Miller said. The howl trips involve howling outside to get attention from wolves. The Hiawatha National Forest is in the Upper Peninsula and covers more than 20,000 acres of land. “It was pretty cool because we were communicating with packs of wolves,” Miller said. “One wolf got closer and

closer but, once he got close, he realized we were humans (and left).” ‘Above and beyond’ The transition back to the everyday life of a CMU student is not an easy one for Miller. “The scenery in other places is hard to walk away from. I’m just fortunate to be able to go out to those areas at least for a little while,” he said. Tom Gehring, Miller’s adviser and an associate professor of biology, is enthusiastic about Miller’s future in the field. “He went above and beyond, which is outstanding,” Gehring said. While most biology majors are advised to participate in at least one of the trips, Miller has done two, not counting the separate Peru trip. “He did two of them. That’s tremendous,” Gehring said. “He’s a great student. He has a bright future ahead of him.” studentlife@cm-life.com

Average CMU student debt is $24,236 after graduating Number rose more than $7,500 since 2005

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A record-breaking convoy drove the roads nationwide — all for the Special Olympics. A part of “The World’s Largest Truck Convoy” raised money for Special Olympic athletes starting at the Sagamok Shell Station, 2428 S. Leaton Road, Saturday. Law enforcement and truck drivers joined together to fund and bring awareness to Special Olympics. Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Ken Bennett said police and correctional officers do a lot to earn money for Special Olympics athletes. “The convoy is only one way police and correction officers raise money,” said Bennett, a Mount Pleasant resident. “It is another way law enforcement can help the community and, in Michigan, we’ve raised around $350,000 for Special Olympics, including other events with police enforcement.” Bennett said approximately $8,000 was raised for Special Olympics at the convoy. More than $643,000 was raised from the overall national event in 2008, according to Special Olympic Michigan’s Web site. Mount Pleasant has been a host site for the event for the past four years. Police officials provided an escort for the convoy.

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is rising for a few reasons. “The amount of loans that we disperse steadily increases from year to year, and students are finding it a necessity to take out loans in order to pay for the cost of attendance,” she said. For the 2007-08 school year, the average CMU student’s debt was $22,128. In the 200506 school year, the amount was $16,537. National concern Nationwide, the number of students who default on their loans also is increasing. The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the 2007 fiscal year national student loan cohort default rate increased to 6.7 percent, up from the 2006 rate of 5.2 percent, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Education. Fleming said rising costs of attendance are partially to

Student debt rising Average CMU student debt: w 2008-09: $24,236 w 2007-08: $22,128 w 2006-07: $17,365 w 2005-06: $16,537 blame for increasing debt, but also credited the problem to the lifestyle of American families. “American families have gotten out of the habit of saving for college, so the only remaining aid available to them is loans,” Fleming said. “People are living off of credit cards — people are living beyond their means.” Christopher Bailey, assistant professor of economics, said American families stopped saving in the 1990s because they saw their net wealth in-

creasing and felt like they did not need to save. Little support Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid.org and Fastweb.com, said he does not believe families have stopped saving for college and said the blame for rising debt lies elsewhere. “The primary drivers of increases in debt are an increase in college costs and lackluster federal and state support of higher education,” he said. According to data from the OIR, 7,228 of the 9,324 undergraduate students determined to need need-based aid during the 2008-09 school year received need-based scholarships or grants. From 2007 to 2009, the amount of money CMU gave out in need-based scholarships increased by $1,770,853 — to

$9,224,227 from $7,453,374. “Colleges are increasing their student aid budgets,” Kantrowitz said. “Half of all colleges this year increased their student aid.” According to the “Growth in Cumulative Education Debt,” a national report by Kantrowitz, graduating without debt is impossible for students seeking degrees in the fields of medicine, business or law who apply for federal student aid. Kantrowitz said students should use their careers’ starting salary to gauge how much money they borrow so they can quickly pay off their debts. “The key rule of thumb is not to borrow more than your starting salary,” Kantrowitz said. “If you borrow more than your starting salary, you’re at high risk of defaulting.” university@cm-life.com

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The history of Michigan’s circuses and carnivals is nothing to scoff at — in fact, most students probably have a memory or two of the flying swings or a carousel ride they hold dear. An exhibit called “Rides and Spangles: Michigan Circuses and Carnivals” explores that history and, on Tuesday night, there will be guest speakers to discuss their research, current research topics and collections at the Circus World Museum related to circus history. Erin Foley, a CWM archivist at the Robert L. Parkinson Library and Research Center in Baraboo, Wis., and John Polacsek, Detroit circus and maritime historian, will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Clarke Historical Library in the Charles V. Park Library.

Wise investment

Hard to balance the checkbook? Tired of living off of Ramen Noodles? A workshop may be able to help. “A Disciplined Approach to Investing” will review different approaches to managing your investments. Topics will include benefits of professional research, selection and monitoring of investments, value of automatic rebalancing to help keep investments in line with the portfolio objective, whether an advisory program might be a good fit for an investor. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. today at 913 E. Pickard St., Suite K. For more information, contact Beccy Kennings at 772-9007.

Zumba, zumba

Prepare to exercise to a fastpaced, traditional Latin beat. It is Zumba Latin Fitness, an aerobic exercise inspired by Latin dance. Participants will experience a full-body workout with warm-ups beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Student Activity Center Sports Forum track and, at 6 p.m., the Zumba workout will start. “It’s salsa and merengue music and a fitness-based class,” said Jennifer Spiegel, assistant director of fitness and wellness. “You don’t have to have extensive background to dance. It allows you to release and it is a good way to celebrate the day.” The event is sponsored by Minority Student Services and University Recreation.

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EDITORIAL | Michigan Senate needs to reinstate the Michigan Promise Scholarship

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he state of Michigan needs to keep its Promise. The bill is sitting in Lansing and waiting on the votes for approval to add $120 million to the state budget in order to restore the Michigan Promise scholarship. This is a no brainer-decision. Stifling the bill any longer will only hurt Michigan and its young population. The Michigan Promise is a $4,000 scholarship for students to attend colleges in Michigan. The scholarship is awarded to those who pass the Michigan Merit Exam, Michigan’s standardized test. All students in Michigan are required to take the test. The test and the scholarship were created to make sure students were meeting educational

standards and to encourage postsecondary education. The Michigan state budget is a mess, and cutting the Michigan Promise was the quick solution. But politicians need to be aware of the long-term effects of such a drastic decision. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michigan’s unemployment rate has hit 15.6 percent

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as of July. The days of Detroit being a major manufacturing powerhouse are over, with skill labor jobs disappearing all over the state. Now more than ever, Michigan needs to educate young minds. If Michigan is to survive and recreate the strong economy it once had, innovative thinking and lots of imagination will be needed to create new jobs. The foundation for a more promising future starts with educating students today. It may not be fiscally possible to bring the scholarship back in full. The $4,000 scholarship may have to be reduced to $2,500 as it was a few years ago. But reducing the scholarship makes far more sense than simply getting rid of it. In such a tight economy, students will take every dollar they earn and use it toward higher education. Most of the opposition for reinstating the scholarship persists

from lack of funding. “It’s like having your checkbook all gone and writing something you don’t have — there is no loose $120 million around,” said State Rep. Bill Caul, R-Mount Pleasant, when asked about the proposal. But the Michigan Senate has to think beyond the present when budgeting. If the money isn’t present for the scholarship, it needs to find a way to make it present. If cutbacks in other areas of the budget have to be made in order to bring back the scholarship, then so be it. Perhaps the full $120 million won’t be needed, especially if the scholarship is reduced from $4,000 to $2,500. There are a lot of problems Michigan is facing right now, and education is a key factor in finding the solution to these problems. Don’t hinder higher education. Help students who will build a brighter future and bring back the Michigan Promise.

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Interactive search Students should attend presidential forum The search for the next Central Michigan University president continues. The Student Government Association is holding an open forum at 7 p.m. today in the French Auditorium (Room 118) inside the Education and Human Services building. Students need to attend this event and let SGA know what they expect out of the new university president. As it stands, a committee consisting of the Board of Trustees and SGA President Jason Nichol will choose the next president. Nichol will act as the voice of the student body. Want to see a president who is more committed to scholarship funding than building a medical school? Go to the forum tonight and let SGA know. Think the university is wasting too much money on one project and not investing enough in another? Tell Nichol so he’ll be aware of it when the time comes to appoint a new president. Often times, it seems like students do not have the opportunity to input their own ideas into major decisions happening at CMU. This is an opportunity for students to makes sure they are heard. It may end up that the next university president elected to lead CMU is unpopular with students. But if students refuse to not participate in the selection process now, they will have no ground to complain later. The more ideas expressed in the beginning of the process will result in a greater chance of students seeing what they want in the end. The next president will shape how the university is seen in the years to come. Even if you are about to graduate, you should be involved in the process. The next president will reflect what goals and values CMU holds, something that will reflect on resumes and in professional jobs. Remember, the administration is here to work for the students, not the other way around. Your tuition dollars are paying their salaries. Make sure you get the most out of your tuition money and education by showing up to the forum.

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Cougar story sterotypes men and women I am responding to your recent article on ‘cougars.’ (spet. 23 ). The first thing I want to say is that a few years ago, I had a four- year relationship with an adult male 14 years younger than myself. We were very compatible in many ways and we both grew immensely from the relationship. It ended for reasons totally unrelated to age. I can honestly say it was one of the healthiest relationships of my life and I know he would say the same because I hear from others that he still does. The second thing I want to say is that there is sizable research indicating that the woman being 10

years older than the man is very desirable for at least three significant reasons: 1) women tend to outlive men 2) men tend to sexually peak 10 years earlier than women and 3) a woman who is older will be harder to control and dominate because she has had more life experience and is typically more assertive than she was when she was younger. Your statement about a women “getting her claws” into a younger man is absurd. Does he not have a brain to know if he is being pursued as a love interest? Does he somehow lose the ability to do what he does with a younger woman he is not attracted to? You make it sound like younger men are sitting, innocent and unaware, when an older animalistic

predator pounces and bleeds him of his life blood. Isn’t that what real cougars do to their prey? You also comment that this is a growing trend. Did it ever occur to you that it could be due to reasons other than older women being predators? I can vouch that men my age and older are much more chauvinistic while younger men have at least the chance of having been raised by feminist-minded parents and are much more likely to be into equality. Or perhaps women are getting used to being labeled MILF’s and beginning to accept that younger men could actually be attracted to them. Jan Woodcock CMU alumnus/ Clinical Social Worker

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Education should come first Michigan Promise showed residents the state’s priorities The state of Michigan has been uneasy regarding the Michigan Promise Scholarship. Less than 24 hours after the state Senate and House conference committee decided to completely eliminate the $4,000 scholarship for post-secondary education, a House committee reinstated the scholarship. Education lobbyists across the state rejoiced at the news Friday. But there is still one question that needs to answered: How will the state fund the scholarship? Talk of taxing soda and water bottles has come up, either by one or five cents. Taxes on entertainment and physicians also are proposed to add revenue to the state budget. It still needs to be approved before Thursday, when the provisional budget approved last week will kick in for one month. All these talks are being productive, although many people are disgruntled by the fact that taxpayers will “have to pay for other people’s education.” These arguments are fair up to a point. But if that argument is used, then shouldn’t taxpayers be arguing that the proposed cutting of $110 million from the Department of Corrections budget will make them pay for housing criminals that aren’t being productive? If anything, supporting education over corrections will benefit the state in the long run, something Michigan desperately needs. A more educated work force will not be as likely to commit crime. If education is funded and more people attain degrees, crimes rates will likely go down. This is not a concrete argument, and cannot be tested unless it is enforced. If taxpayers want to focus their tax dollars on an entity, wouldn’t education be a great cause to fund? At this point in Michigan’s history, education is the one thing that needs to funded. The economy is in shambles; General Motors and Chrysler, two of the Big Three automakers, have filed for bankruptcy in the last year. Education costs have skyrocketed; CMU’s cost of attendance has more than doubled in the last decade. Education sure looks like a good investment in the state. Although $4,000 is not a lot of money in terms of today’s education, it can go a long way at the community college level. At Oakland Community College, the largest community college in the state, a student can take 66 credits with the scholarship over four years, four more credits than required for an associate’s degree. To some students, the Michigan Promise was a way to make themselves more educated. The state should consider doing what it can to help these students.

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“Someone who is loyal, accessible and won’t quit on a dime.” Alleah Webb,

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“Someone who is involved on campus.” Jason Jones,

Mount Pleasant senior

“(Someone) that listens to the students’ opinions.”

“Someone who has drive and cares about students.”

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Daniel Belanger,

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Belleville freshman

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CMU and You Day brings prospective students to campus

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New York artist Michael Ferris presents his portraits created from wood and colored wood putty Thursday afternoon in Central Michigan Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Gallery. Ferrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit includes wood portraits, as well as the sketch pads he used to brainstorm the ideas for the exhibitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work.

New York artist displays work at university gallery Exhibit includes learning station for self-portrait By Ariel Black Staff Reporter

The University Art Gallery is showcasing sculptures by New York artist Michael Ferris until Oct. 24. Ferris answered questions at the opening of the exhibit Thursday. His work includes drawings and sculptures of himself and people he knows. The drawings are the beginning steps, which make their way into becoming Ferrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; intricate sculptures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The drawings are the way I get the ball rolling for the sculptures,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get motivation to make these sculptures from how I feel about life and from the world we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite see. It comes from a general feel-

ing that has to do with my own spiritual self, not set in any kind of theology.â&#x20AC;? Art Gallery Director Anne Gochenour brought Ferrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work to CMU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From my previous job, I had seen Michael Ferrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work,â&#x20AC;? Gochenour said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He sent me a letter saying he was interested in showing and I thought it would be great for the students to see.â&#x20AC;? Other artists whose work is on display include assistant professor of art Missa Coffman and temporary art faculty members Marios Liolios and Natalie Wetzel. Coffman finds great quality in experiencing art in person. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeing art in person is much different than seeing it in books and online,â&#x20AC;? Coffman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appreciate it the same way.â&#x20AC;? Learning from the exhibit In relation to Ferrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work, part of the exhibit includes stations set up where gallery visitors

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Comstock Park senior Nick Dekorver collected cans to raise money for a November conference that his RSO, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, will attend at Yale University. After last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low tailgate turnout, Dekorver said he is not surprised by the low number of cans collected. He said during previous

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Michigan hosts three of the national convoys in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Mount Pleasant. In Mount Pleasant alone, 10 trucks and one bus drove through. Each year, drivers bid to see who will lead the convoy. A Shepherd school bus won this year with a bid of $125. Bus driver Arlene Jacobs said being the lead â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;truckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; comes out of the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paycheck.

tailgates, hundreds of dollars worth of cans could have been collected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tailgating used to be the pre-game culture and, now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spread out more,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would have made at least three times as much in previous years. The new rules limit the number of people and, if you limit the number of people, you limit the number of cans.â&#x20AC;? Dekorver said although â&#x20AC;&#x153;The other bus drivers helped pitch in money for the bus to be in the event,â&#x20AC;? said Jacobs, a Shepherd resident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to try and get more buses in this next year.â&#x20AC;? Buses only cost $50 and trucks $100. Other sales contribute to the total money raised for the athletes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selling T-shirts, a 50-50 raffle and silent auction help raise money,â&#x20AC;? said Heather Fox, administrative secretary for development with Special Olympics Michigan. Some Special Olympics athletes got the chance to ride in

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w Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m w Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. can sit and learn to draw a selfportrait. The stations include a drawing pad, pencil, eraser and mirror. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did the teaching station kind of in response to Michael Ferrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work,â&#x20AC;? Gochenour said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re teaching visual art and, the more students see, the better, especially from an accomplished artist.â&#x20AC;? In the West Gallery is the exhibit Inviting Voyeurism, created by Coffman, Liolios and Wetzel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been talking about (the exhibit) since last April,â&#x20AC;? Wetzel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After finding out where it was going to be, I designed my piece around the room.â&#x20AC;? university@cm-life.com

Michelle Pitters, Roseville high school senior

were interested in their potential fields of study. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The business school is a lot more appealing than at Western (Michigan University), and everything looks more open and new,â&#x20AC;? said Jared Zajdel, a high school senior from Rochester. Zajdel said his interest in CMU was based on reputation, and other students echoed his sentiment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just like it. I know people that go here; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always said great things about it,â&#x20AC;? said Michelle Pitters, a high school senior from Roseville interested in health administration. Complaints, too Students were not without complaints, however. The main sticking point for many students was the freshman halls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The dorms â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that I dislike them. I can take it for a year,â&#x20AC;? said Mackenzie Decker, a high school senior

from Bay City looking into the medical field. Decker was not the only one disappointed with the residence halls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I think dorms, I just think two people in a room,â&#x20AC;? said Stephanie Cubel, a Milford high school senior. It was Cubelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second trip to CMU. The prospective students and their parents watched presentations from many academic programs and various student support services such as Residence Life and the Leadership Institute. Students also had the chance to apply and find out their admission status within 48 hours via Central Express. After the academic programs and the campus tours, the students had free tickets to see CMUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football team defeat Akron 48-21 in a rainy game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. university@cm-life.com

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creating a safe environment is important, some of the new tailgating procedures are ridiculous. Walloon Lake junior Stacy Bonnee, a member of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s club softball team, collected cans in an effort to raise money for team equipment, including uniforms and a batting machine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working long hours and not getting much out of it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s here.â&#x20AC;? studentlife@cm-life.com

the trucks for a first-hand experience this year. Truck driver Rob Kelly said he enjoyed getting to know the athletes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neat to have that interaction and to meet the athletes,â&#x20AC;? said Kelly, a Dundee resident. Athletes found the trucks a highlight of the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really like the semi trucks because of the size of them,â&#x20AC;? said Special Olympics athlete Nicole Snyder, who competes in hockey and cross-country skiing. metro@cm-life.com

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Alexis Stoops said she likes the size of Central Michigan University while touring on Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a smaller campus, even though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m having trouble getting around,â&#x20AC;? said Stoops, a Farmington Hills High School senior interested in physical therapy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At Michigan State (University), you have to take buses everywhere. You can walk everywhere here.â&#x20AC;? Prospective students came to campus Saturday to see the best of what CMU had to offer at CMU and You Day. Students took campus tours, academic presentations, advice from advisers, food at Carey Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Real Food on Campus and free tickets to CMUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football game against Akron. As students came from around the state, CMUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location was praised. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like how close it is to my house, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still kind of far away,â&#x20AC;? said Jesse Allen, a high school senior from Okemos interested in environmental studies. While some were attracted by the campus, others

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just like it. I know people that go here; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always said great things about it.â&#x20AC;?

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Camouflage crusadE Photos By Neil Blake | Staff Photographer

Cadets pull their fellow cadets into a Zodiac after flipping it during a training exercise. Earlier, each company, two from CMU and one from FSU, competed in a relay, where they had to paddle a course and do fifteen reverse pushups by lifting the Zodiac as a team.

Cadets disembark from a Chinook helicopter Friday afternoon at Camp Grayling, a military training facility. The ROTC cadets took off from Central Michigan University and flew to their field training exercise. Within a few minutes of landing, they began practicing different military skills, such as grenade throwing and hand-to-hand combat.

Cadets wrestle each other to the ground during a MOUT, military operations in urban terrain, training exercise Saturday afternoon. Trenton freshman Carl Head, far left, Farmington Hills freshman Alex Goodroe, center, in uniform, and Spruce sophomore Matthew Gonyea, far right, take down two opposition force members in brown T-shirts during the exercise.

Darkhorse Company takes cover during the approach to a village, where a known high-value target was located during the capstone mission of the field training exercise.

Sagola senior Mark Samuelson laughs after being taken prisoner during a MOUT, military operations in urban terrain, exercise at Camp Grayling Saturday. Samuelson acted as a member of the opposition force while squads practiced clearing buildings.

Traverse City freshman Jakob Russell practices hand-to-hand combat techniques Friday afternoon at Camp Grayling. This was Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first field training exercise.


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Ex-player sentenced to jail; transfers Hardiman charges reduced from felony to misdemeanor By Jake Bolitho Senior Reporter

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Senior quarterback Dan LeFevour helps Drum Major David Bechard lead the fight song after Saturday’s 48-21 win against Akron at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

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CMU runs for 362 yards, defense keeps Akron under 200 total yards in Saturday’s 48-21 win By Tim Ottusch | Assistant Sports Editor

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n a rain-soaked field Saturday, the offense looked like it did in 2007 while the defense made the past few years a distant memory. In Saturday’s 48-21 victory against Akron, its first Mid-American Conference opponent, CMU outgained the Zips 523-196 in offensive yardage at Kelly/ Shorts Stadium. “I thought we did a great job and we didn’t let the weather control anything with us,” said coach Butch Jones. Senior quarterback Dan LeFevour, who rushed for 140 yards on 19 rushes and passed for 197 yards, scored six touchdowns (two rushing, four passing). “I think our offense is in a groove,” LeFevour said. “I don’t worry too much about stats. If we’re moving the ball as an offense and we’re getting things done, then that’s great.” While LeFevour looked like the player that ran for 1,000 yards and passed for 3,000 in one season (2007), the defense continued to show it might be a strength after struggling the past few years. A akron | 3B

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Junior wide receiver Kito Poblah had four catches and scored a touchdown Saturday.

Field hockey loses to Miami in OT Seufert’s goal, Curran’s nine saves not enough to capture win Sunday By John Evans Staff Reporter

This was a game the field hockey team let slip away, said coach Cristy Freese, as CMU lost to Miami (Ohio) 2-1 Sunday in overtime. Junior Pam Seufert scored a goal for the second consecutive game, but the lone Chippewas goal was not enough. The loss drops CMU to 3-5 on the season and 1-2 in the Mid-American Conference.

“We are disappointed with it. We played them better than we did a couple of weeks ago, but we know we want to win the game, and a win today would have tied us for first place,” Freese said. “We missed that opportunity, too, so Cristy Freese we have got to regroup and get better. But I have seen us get better every weekend.” Miami beat the Chippewas 3-1 in Oxford, Ohio, on Sept. 11. Senior goalkeeper Melinda Curran totaled nine stops in the game, including a sliding

Former CMU basketball player Jacolby Hardiman received a sentence of two days in jail and a $500 fine stemming from a June 24 incident at O’Kelly’s Sports Bar and Grill, 2000 S. Mission St. The former forward was convicted of a high-court misdemeanor, rather than felony larceny in a building and financial transaction device-possession. Ha rd i m a n was arrested early in the summer after a woman reported her purse being stolen at the Jacolby Hardiman bar. Hardiman was later found by O’Kelly’s employees in the bathroom with the woman’s purse. Her credit card was also found next to where Hardiman had been standing. Police arrived to investigate and he was jailed on $8,000 bond. He also will be required to pay an additional $350 for a court-appointed attorney, a $68 state cost fee and a $60 crime victim’s rights fee. He now plans to attend Robert Morris University in Illinois after losing his basketball scholarship from CMU in July. He will be eligible to play at Robert Morris, a private institution based in Chicago with locations in other parts of the state. Attorney William Shirley, who represented Hardiman, urged Trial Judge Mark Duthie to keep the punishment light and to consider the fact that RMU will be starting its fall term very soon. He argued that because alcohol played a role in Hardiman’s decision-making, and because he has no criminal history, he should not receive too strict of a sentence. “He’s a very nice young man, who did a very dumb thing in this situation,” he said. “He plans to still have an opportunity to get an education.” Isabella County Prosecutor Larry Burdick said his office was originally hoping to have Hardiman placed on probation. However, Duthie threw the idea out, citing how transferring probation supervision to a different state such as Illinois would be too difficult. “We would have preferred he also be placed on probation for a period of time, but I understand he is enrolled to start school in Chicago,” Burdick said. Last season, Hardiman averaged 9.7 points per game in 28 starts. He also logged 4.9 rebounds per game and a total of 45 steals. He is one of five players to leave the team this offseason, along with Adrian Hunter, Lawrence Bridges, William Eddie III and Jeremy Allen. The men’s basketball team’s first exhibition game is Nov. 1 against Marygrove.

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Junior Pam Seufert scored CMU’s lone goal in Sunday’s 2-1 overtime loss to Miami.

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|||||||||||| game 4 CMU 48, Akron 21 - Final statistics

AROUND THE MAC West Division Team MAC

Score by quarters Central Michigan Akron

Overall

CMU 1-0 WMU 1-0 NIU 0-0 Toledo 0-0 EMU 0-0 Ball St. 0-0

3-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-3 0-4

East Division Team MAC

Overall

Kent St. 1-0 Temple 1-0 Ohio 0-0 BGSU 0-0 Akron 0-1 Buffalo 0-1 Miami 0-2

2-2 1-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-4

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1 13 0

2 21 7

3 7 7

4 7 7

Team totals

Total 48 21

Saturday’s results

Scoring play CMU- Cody Wilson 27-yard pass from Dan LeFevour CMU - Kito Poblah 4-yard pass from LeFevour (PAT missed) CMU - LeFevour 1-yard run AU - Matt Rodgers 10-yard run CMU - LeFevour 2-yard run CMU - Antonio Brown 9-yard pass from LeFevour AU - Rodgers 1-yard run CMU - Brown 13-yard pass from LeFevour CMU - Paris Cotton 3-yard run AU - Joe Tuzze 9-yard run

CMU 48, Akron 21 Temple 37, Buffalo 13 Kent St. 29, Miami (OH) 19 Idaho 34, NIU 31 Boise State 49, BGSU 14 Toledo 41, Florida Int 31 Tennessee 34, Ohio 23 WMU 24, Hofstra 10 Auburn 54, Ball St. 30

Akron

First downs 30 Rushing yards 326 Rushing TDs 3 Passing yards 197 Cmps.-atts.-int 23-31-1 Passing TDs 4 Total offense 523 Gain per play 6.2 Fumbles (No.-lost) 2-0 Punts-yards 1-16 Third-down conv. 10-14 Fourth-down conv. 0 -2 Sacks by (#-yds) 5-29 Penalties (#-yds) 11-110 Field goals 0-1 Possession 35:21

Scoring summary Qtr 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

CMU

Game leaders

Score 7-0 (7:11) 13-0 (5:21) 20-0 (14:39) 20-7 (9:59) 27-7 (6:47) 34-7 (1:02) 34-14 (8:42) 41-14 (3:40) 48-14 (9:42) 48-21 (6:19)

15 69 3 127 12-19-0 0 196 3.5 2-1 5-207 1-12 0-2 0-0 6-51 0-0 24:39

Four Downs

Passing

Dan LeFevour (CMU) 23-of-31, 197 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT Receiving

Antonio Brown (CMU) 9 catches, 89 yards, 2 TD Jeremy LaFrance (AU) 3 catches, 54 yards Defensive

Brian Wagner (AU LB) 16 total tackles, 1 INT

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MAC LEADERS Player-team

Dan LeFevour (CMU) 19 carries, 140 yards, 2 TD

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Rushing

Rushing

Who’s next?

Att-yds-TD

at Buffalo

w Me’co Brown 63-377-3 NIU w Dwayne Priest 63-301 -3 EMU w DaJuane Collins 55-360-4 Toledo

Sat., Oct. 3

Passing Player-team

Cp-att-yds-TD

96-167-1,282-9 w Aaron Opelt Toledo 120-181-1,065-5 w Tyler Sheehan BGSU 101-153-1,048-8 w Tim Hiller WMU

Receiving

Player-team

Rec.-Yds-TD

w Naaman Roosevelt 29-445-3 Buffalo 26-443-4 w Eric Page Toledo 46-360-2 w Freddie Barnes Toledo 23-341-3 w Juan Nunez Buffalo

Tackles

Player-team w LB Noah Keller

Ohio w LB Archie Donald Toledo w LB Brian Wagner Akron w LB Cobrani Mixon Kent St. w LB Aaron Pritchard WMU

Sacks

Ttl

48 47 46 40

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The football team comes out onto the field before Saturday’s game against Akron. The team won 48-21 to open Mid-American Conference play. Senior quarterback Dan LeFevour scored a combined six touchdowns in the win.

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o open the game, Akron returned the kickoff 67 yards to the CMU 33-yard line. But CMU’s defense gave up just four yards during the three-and-out and forced the Zips to attempt a 46-yard field goal. Coming off the edge, junior cornerback Vince Agnew blocked the kick, which was recovered by senior cornerback Kirkston Edwards. The block set up the offense on its own 43-yard line.

40

Player

Ttl

w DT Cody Cilenski WMU w DE Morris Blueford Temple w DE Robert Eddins Ball State

3.0 3.0 3.0

2ND DOWN

1ST AND TEN

4TH AND INCHES

T

railing 7-0, Akron was on its own 22-yard line. Matt Rodgers was sacked by sophomore defensive tackle John Williams, who forced a fumble, which was recovered by sophomore defense end Kashawn Fraser on the 12-yard line. Senior quarterback Dan LeFevour then found junior wide receiver Kito Poblah for a four-yard touchdown pass to give the Chippewas a 13-0 lead.

Player

ith Akron down 27-7 in CMU territory on the 27-yard line and facing a third-and-one, the CMU defense forced an imcomplete pass. On fourth-and-one, CMU’s defensive line stopped an Alex Allen rush up the middle, giving the Chippewas the ball back with just more than five minutes to go in the half. It led to another LeFevour touchdown, when he found junior wide receiver Antonio Brown for nine yards, giving CMU a 34-7 CMU lead.

Att-yds-TD

Dan LeFevour Carl Volny Paris Cotton Antonio Brown

Player

W

T e s t r e s u lt s

Rushing

Passing

fter moving the ball 43 yards on their first possession, the Chippewas were forced to settle for a field goal — a 32-yard attempt which sailed wide right. But on CMU’s next possesion, senior quarterback Dan LeFevour busted a 53-yard run to the Akron 27yard line. LeFevour found freshman wide receiver Cody Wilson on the left side for LeFevour’s first touchdown, giving CMU a 7-0 lead.

3RD DOWN

CMU TEAM LEADERS

w w w w

A

44-177-5 23-127-2 29-124-1 10-99-0

Receiving Player

Player

LB Matt Berning LB Nick Bellore CB Kirkston Edwards S Dannie Bolden DT Sean Murnane

Sacks

Player

w w w w

LB DT DT DE

Matt Berning John Williams Sean Murnane Kashawn Fraser

Kick returns Player

Ttl

32 29 16 14 14 Ttl

2.0 2.0 1.5 1.5

Punt returns

No.-yds-avg

w Antonio Brown 10-179-17.9

Field goals Player

Offense

A Last week: A

FGM-FGA-Lng.

w Andrew Aguila 5-8-49

For the first time since 1974, the Chippewas posted scores of 48 points for consecutive weeks. Senior quarterback Dan LeFevour tied a career-high with six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing) and led the team with 140 yards rushing.

A

Defense

Last week: A

Special Teams

C-

No.-yds-avg

w Antonio Brown 11-230-20.9 Player

Sophomore defensive end Kashawn Fraser recovered a fumble at the Akron 12-yard line a series after CMU took a 7-0 lead. The fumble was forced by sophomore defensive tackle John Williams. Three plays later, senior quarterback Dan LeFevour completed a 4-yard pass to junior wide receiver Kito Poblah for a touchdown.

GAME BALL

Senior quarterback Dan LeFevour got it done through the air and on the ground. He totaled six touchdowns (four passing, Dan LeFevour two rushing) for only the third time in his career, and rushed for more yards than he has in one game since the 2007 Mid-American Conference Championship against Miami (Ohio). He totaled 337 yards.

2009 SCHEDULE

Rec-Yds-TD

Antonio Brown 28-215-3 Bryan Anderson 13-169-0 Kito Poblah 15-115-2 Cody Wilson 17-70-1 Paris Cotton 16-70-1

Tackles w w w w w

GAME OVER WHEN ...

Att-comp-yds-TD

w Dan LeFevour 84-120-725-7 w Ryan Radcliff 6-11-49-0

w w w w w

Buffalo, the defending Mid-American Conference Champion, lost its first conference game last Saturday 3713 at Temple.

Last week: A

The early blocked field goal saved face, but other than that, the effort was subpar. Senior kicker Andrew Aguila missed a 32-yard field goal and one point-after attempt. Kick-off coverage yielded 187 yards and the punt team had two very noticable miscues.

ALast week: A

While the starters were in (they were pulled with 10 minutes remaining), the Chippewas gave up just 85 yards of total offense to Akron. Matt Rodgers faced constant pressure from the front seven and was sacked five times. Junior linebacker Matt Berning led the team with eight tackles.

Overall Despite one turnover and a few special team miscues, the Chippewas opened their Mid-American Conference schedule with a sound performance. The team dominated the line of scrimmage on the way to a blowout win. It is more impressive against Akron than Alcorn State.

I thought we flew around. I thought we made plays on defense. And we got off the field. ” Coach Butch Jones

Sept. 5: at Arizona, 6-19 Sept. 12: at Michigan State, 29-27 Sept. 19: Alcorn State, 48-0 Sept. 26: Akron, 48-21

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Remaining Schedule: Oct. 3: Buffalo Oct. 10: Eastern Michigan Oct. 17: at Western Michigan Oct. 24: Bowling Green Oct. 31: at Boston College Nov. 11: Toledo Nov. 18: at Ball State Nov. 27: Northern Illinois Compiled by and Photos by: Dave Jones, Matt Stephens, Andrew Stover and Ashley Miller


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LeFevour returns to 2007 form Quarterback runs, throws for 6 TDs By Andrew Stover Sports Editor

Senior quarterback Dan LeFevour was a sophomore the last time he rushed for as many yards as he did Saturday against Akron. It in the 2007 Mid-American Conference championship win against Miami (Ohio) when LeFevour ran for 170 yards. That year, LeFevour became just the second person in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season, joining Vince Young, who accomplished the feat in 2005 with the Texas Longhorns. LeFevour passed for 3,652 yards and rushed for 1,122 yards in 2007. In the team’s first conference game of the year, LeFevour carried the ball 19 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns. He also completed 23-of-31 passes for 197 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. It was the third time in his career LeFevour totaled six touchdowns. The other two times came in back-to-back weekends in 2007 against Ball State and Army. “You didn’t see me break too many tackles,” LeFevour said. “You got to credit those guys up front for pushing those guys back and being able to block that defense.” LeFevour said the offensive line has erased any early concerns it had leading up to the season. “The offensive line, it starts out with them,” he said. “They’ve been playing great

Akron | continued from 1B

CMU held Akron to one yard offensively at the end of the first quarter and was 11for-12 on stopping the Zips on third downs (2-for-2 on fourth downs). “I thought we flew around. I thought we made plays on defense,” Jones said. “And we got off the field — that was critical.” Akron (1-3, 0-1 MAC), starting quarterback Matt Rodgers in place of a dismissed Chris Jacquemain, started the game with good field position, returning the opening kickoff to the CMU 33-yard line. However, the defense held the Zips to just two yards on the drive and junior Vince Agnew blocked the ensuing field goal attempt. “I think that kind of set the tone for the rest of the day,” Jones said. “That was a great effort on Vince’s part, but also a great job of our defense again of stepping up.” CMU scored first on a 27yard pass from LeFevour to redshirt freshman Cody Wilson. The previous play, LeFe-

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Freshman linebacker Kyle Zelinsky had two tackles in Saturday’s 48-21 victory against Akron at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Defense stifles Akron offense By Dave Jones Senior Reporter Ashley miller/photo editor

Senior quarterback Dan LeFevour ran 140 yards and threw for 197 in Saturday’s 48-21 win.

ball, and that allows us to do some things offensively.” After his 2007 performance, LeFevour rushed for just 592 yards last year. He also missed the Western Michigan and Indiana games because of a nagging ankle injury. But Saturday, coach Butch Jones said his quarterback ran the way he was accustomed to seeing him run. “He wasn’t tentative at all,” Jones said. Creating a gameplan Jones said it was part of the gameplan to let LeFevour beat Akron running the ball. After having early success, the formula was repeated. “It was a gameplan, but also the flow of the game,” Jones said. “He ran north and south. He also made a couple plays on his own on big third downs or scramble situations.” The biggest play LeFevour made on his own happened in the first quarter. With the game

vour scrambled for a careerlong 53 yards. The defense again set up the offense less than two minutes later when it forced a fumble and recovered it on the Akron 12-yard line. LeFevour connected with junior wide receiver Kito Poblah three plays later to make the game 13-0 (missed point after attempt). CMU scored two more touchdowns before the half, one on a LeFevour two-yard run and another on a 9-yard pass from LeFevour to junior wide receiver Antonio Brown, to make the score 34-0. Special teams woes Akron opened the scoring in the second half, capitalizing off a shanked punt that put it on CMU’s 40-yard line. The Zips scored three plays later to make the score 34-14. CMU controlled much of the clock in the second half after that score, however. The team’s next drive lasted for 6:30 and went 76 yards, culminating in a 13-yard touchdown pass from LeFevour to Brown. Sophomore running back Paris Cotton scored on a 3-yard run on the team’s next drive before the first string was taken out.

scoreless, the Chippewas faced a third-and-two from their own 20-yard line. Facing pressure, LeFevour evaded the rush, ran toward the right sideline and found open space. And 53 yards later, he was tackled at the Akron 27-yard line. It was the longest run of his career. But stepping aside from individual praise, LeFevour said he does not care how it is done, as long Butch Jones as the offense continues to produce. “I think that our offense is in a groove. I don’t worry too much about stats,” he said. “If we’re moving the ball as an offense, and we’re getting things done, then that’s great. If we’re not, we got to correct something.” sports@cm-life.com

Cotton finished with 75 yards rushing and one touchdown. CMU outgained Akron 326-69 in rushing yardage. While the offense and defense played well, the special teams struggled besides the early field goal block. CMU missed a field goal and had two punt plays go array. Both punt mishaps resulted in touchdowns for the Zips. “We take great pride in our special teams and we’ll get that corrected,” Jones said. “The mishap on the punt is inexcusable ... We spend way too much time and invest to much time to perform on some of those things that we did and we’ll get that corrected.” Junior linebacker Matt Berning led the defense with 8 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Junior defensive lineman Sean Murnane also finished with 1.5 sacks. The game also featured a total of 162 yards in penalties. CMU had 11 penalties, resulting in 110 yards. CMU has not lost an opening MAC game since 2003. CMU (3-1, 1-0 MAC) plays Buffalo (1-3, 0-1) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at UB Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y. sports@cm-life.com

After the first play of the MidAmerican Conference schedule, the Chippewas looked like they might be in trouble. Akron senior wide receiver Dashan Miller took the opening kickoff from his own goal line and returned it 67 yards to the Central Michigan 33yard line before CMU senior kicker Andrew Aguila tackled him. But CMU’s defense halted any offensive threat, forcing the Zips to attempt a field goal after three plays resulted in four yards. Akron was still primed to score on the drive as kicker Igor Iveljic lined up for a 46-yard field goal. But off the edge came junior cornerback Vince Agnew, blocking the kick for senior cornerback Kirkston Edwards to recover. “I thought that was a big start to the game,” said coach Butch Jones. “We talked about wanting to start fast.” Jones said the field goal block set the tempo with the defense maintained the tone the rest of the way. It held Ak-

ron to 196 total yards in the game, most of which came after the first string was taken out and the game was out of reach. “Anytime you can force a team to go three-and-out and give you great field position, you feed off of each other and I thought (the defense) gave a great effort today,” he said. Getting off the field With little time left before the half, CMU’s defense found itself deep in its own territory. Akron faced a fourth-and-one at the CMU 34-yard line with just more than five minutes remaining in the half, down 27-7. The Chippewas won the battle at the line of scrimmage and stopped the short rush for a loss, giving the offense the ball. The ensuing drive resulted in a 9-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Dan LeFevour to junior wide receiver Antonio Brown. “Our defensive line did a tremendous job on the inside,” said junior linebacker Matt Berning. “With those guys digging hard and playing with great effort, it made

it easy for (junior linebacker Nick Bellore) and I to stand free and clean up, if there is anything to clean up.” Matt Berning Berning said it was a point of emphasis in the week leading up to Saturday to establish the run defense early. The team took it further by holding Akron to 85 yards of total offense before the CMU starters were pulled with 10 minutes remaining. CMU allowed just one third down conversion, stopping the Zips on 11-of-12 attempts. It did, however, allow two touchdowns when the first string was in. Both touchdowns came when Akron started the possession inside CMU territory. “I can’t say enough about our defense,” Jones said. “They were flying around and running to the ball, and that’s critical. Akron’s a very good football team.” sports@cm-life.com


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Events Center ground broken By Aaron McMann Staff Reporter

Several people took a good look at Rose Arena on Saturday as the groundbreaking for the CMU Events Center took place. Because for better or worse, the building soon will get a makeover. The ceremony for the renovation and beginning of the events center was held outside the current Rose Arena, featuring a number of university and community officials. Air conditioning, new restrooms, a 7,500 square foot atrium lobby, upgraded sound and lighting, new practice facilities, a standalone wrestling facility and a 6,000-square-foot addition to the Student Activity Center are among the features in the $21 million project. “The time has come to take the next step in a bold future,” said 1992 CMU graduate and Fox Sports Detroit anchor Mickey York to kick off the event. Work is set to begin over the next few weeks and is scheduled to be completed by next November. Exterior work will be done first, allowing winter sports teams a venue to play in during the upcoming season, and will be followed up by work on the interior over the summer and into the fall of 2010. Women’s volleyball will be the only team displaced and play their home games in Finch Fieldhouse next fall, Athletics Director Dave Heeke said. Interim President Kathy Wilbur stressed the need for strategic building upgrades in a time when a lot of competition is out there for college students. “This Events Center is going to dramatically transform not only what we look like on this

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Freshman Bailey Brandon has four points this season. She was held without a shot during Sunday’s 1-0 double overtime win.

CMU wins in double OT Victoria Zegler/staff photographer

Athletics Director Dave Heeke joked that the renovations will give Rose Arena a “front door” while speaking Saturday during the groundbreaking of the CMU Events Center.

part of campus, but also what we represent to the mid-Michigan area and the surrounding areas,” Wilbur said. Kathy Wilbur The new facility will help bring big national music and entertainment acts, adding jobs and increased revenue to the area, while competing for MHSAA basketball, volleyball and wrestling championships, said former CMU Trustee John Kulhavi.. Recruiting in mind With other Mid-American Conference schools, such as the University of Toledo, recently going through a renovation and Bowling Green State University in the stages of one, Heeke said the Events Center is a necessity for athletic recruiting. “For our basketball, gymnastics and volleyball programs, to compete in a venue that is comparable, and if not better, than most around the country, that’s a huge boost,” he said. “There’s no question that our facility is outdated

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from an athletics perspective.” Men’s basketball head coach Ernie Zeigler said the new facility will not only help his recruiting, but the overall student atmosphere. “It’s going help us immensely, because when you have a state of the art facility and you look around our campus, when we bring perspective student athletes here, they see all of the growth and commitment to excellence,” Zeigler said. The new CMU Events Center also is expected to make a positive economic effect on Mount Pleasant, something that excites Mount Pleasant Mayor Jim Holton. “What that’s going to do for business is bring in large attractions, such as entertainment groups, concerts and bigger sporting events. All the hotels fill up, all the restaurants fill up, shopping continues,” he said. sports@cm-life.com

Volleyball splits weekend in Ohio By DJ Palomares Senior Reporter

Volleyball coach Erik Olson said he was not happy with the play of his team over the weekend. But CMU was still able to salvage a conference win. The Chippewas split two Mid-American Conference matches, beating Eastern Michigan on Friday before being swept in three sets against Ohio on Saturday, to start conference play 1-1. “We didn’t play very well this week,” said coach Erik Olson. “We need to get back and put it together in the gym this week.” The weekend brings the team to 8-4 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-American Conference. Central’s conference record puts it one game behind in-state rival Western Michigan, which opened 2-0. Ohio outside hitter Ellen

Herman hit for 20 kills in the 3-0 sweep over CMU. The defending MAC Player of the Year had only one service Lauren Krupsky ace, but her aggressive jump serve had Central on its heels. Outside hitter Lauren Krupsky said CMU’s serves were not nearly as aggressive as the team would like. “We need to work on keeping up the aggressiveness of our serving,” Krupsky said. “We can’t let the other team dictate how we are going to play.” Close win Central traded sets with the Eagles throughout the match before shutting them down in the fifth set to earn its first MAC victory Friday. “It was good that we were able to get a win out of our

situation, we will be overtime | same better prepared for it.” Freese said it is close games continued from 1B

stop on an open Miami (Ohio) forward with seven minutes remaining in regulation. Curran made multiple key stops as the RedHawks pressured the Chippewas throughout the entire second half, outshooting them 9-2. “I just tried to stay focused on where they were with the ball — just keep myself centered on the ball and just make the save,” Curran said. “This one definitely slipped away. Any conference game is winnable and, to have it go into overtime, we had the chances, we could have put it away, but we didn’t.” Late-game experience Curran said the team can benefit from the high-pressure atmosphere overtime brought. “I think the overtime pressure early on will help us build from this and learn from it,” Curran said. “Later on, if we face the

like Sunday’s that will help the team in the future. “As you get into October games and, as you get towards the tournament, this is what MAC field hockey, to me, is about ­— these overtime battles,” she said. “And this will really help us as we move along.” CMU won its first conference game of the season Saturday, beating Ball State 4-1. Seufert scored her first two games of the season. The Chippewas will stay home this weekend to continue their MAC schedule Friday against Kent State and Saturday against Ohio. The game against the Zips begins at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. against the Bobcats. The home games will be the last until Oct. 28 against Big Ten opponent Michigan. The team went 3-5 at home last season. sports@cm-life.com

first MAC weekend,” said senior middle blocker Kaitlyn Hurt. “We didn’t play the way we wanted to, but at least we can put it behind us now.” Krupsky totaled 28 kills on the weekend and led the team in both matches. Hurt had 20 kills. “I don’t really think about how many kills I have during the match,” Krupsky said. “I just go out there and try to keep my teammates pumped up the whole time.” The volleyball team has the week off before hosting its first matches of the season against Ball State on Friday and Toledo on Saturday. “We are going to be okay,” Hurt said. “We still have a long season. We will put this weekend behind us and we can become something great next weekend.” Both of this weekend’s matches begin at 7 p.m. sports@cm-life.com

Deep throw-in deflects off Akron player and in By Matt Valinski Staff Reporter

In the end, mistakes hurt the Akron Zips. The CMU soccer team earned its second victory of the weekend, defeating Akron 1-0 off the Zips’ own goal in the second overtime. Central outshot Akron 22-5 for the game, but could not get a shot off in the first overtime. However, one minute into the second overtime, the ball found the back of the net after a CMU deep throw-in that deflected off an Akron player without touching a CMU player. It marks the first time since 2005 CMU won its first two Mid-American conference road games after also defeating Ohio 4-0 on Friday. “It is very important to start the first MAC weekend with two wins,” said senior forward Molly Gerst. Molly Gerst Senior midfielder Stephanie Martin said the win was important because of the team’s struggles on the road in past seasons. “It’s critical, especially on the road,” she said. “In the past, we might win at home, and then we played on the road and we would fall apart.” Martin led Central in shots with eight, but said with a little more practice and game time, she will be playing at her peak. “I thought I played pretty well,” she said. “I just didn’t finish my chances.” Junior Shay Mannino turned away the only shot on net during the game for the Zips early in first half to record her fifth shutout of the season. The win also is Central’s fifth straight shutout. Martin said she credits the team’s determination for being able to win a game that could have easily gone the other way. “I thought we play with a lot of heart,” she said. “We played well and we grinded through it.” The win also gave Central a 2-0 start in MAC play for the second consecutive season. A year ago, CMU started 2-0, then went on to win its next

Sophomore Liesel Toth and CMU won their first two conference games Friday and Saturday.

three games until tying Buffalo 2-2 on Oct. 12. Hat Trick for Gerst On Friday night, the seniors showed why they are important to the team in the 4-0 victory over Ohio. Senior forward Molly Gerst scored three goals for a hat trick, and Martin tied the school’s record for career points on a goal from fellow senior Amanda Waugh, her first of the season. Gerst started the game off quickly with her first goal coming just 2 minutes and 11

seconds into the game with an assist from junior Valerie Prause. In a first half where Central outshot Ohio 7-5, CMU added two more goals when Gerst scored in the 23rd minute. Waugh scored less than nine minutes later. Ohio managed to stay even with CMU in shots in the second half, with each team having eight. Central plays at 4 p.m. Friday against Kent State at the CMU Soccer Complex. sports@cm-life.com


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