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Comparing pay ‘not apples to apples,’ Burdette says By Maria Amante Senior Reporter

Despite recent media attention for administrative pay increases, CMU administrators say they are just staying competitive in the job market. While administrative pay has seen an increase since 2005 at CMU, comparing the salary of former University President Michael Rao to University President George Ross is not fair, said David Burdette, vice president of Finance and

Administrative Services. “It’s not apples to apples,” he said. Reportedly, Rao’s base salary was $232,760 in 2005. Ross’ base salary as president in 2010 was $350,000 — a 50percent increase. Rao’s salary when he left CMU in 2009 was $302,557. When Ross was previously employed in 2005 by the university in Burdette’s position, he made $159,529, as previ-

ously reported. In 2009, Burdette earned $209,090 — a 31 percent increase, according to the 2009 faculty salary list. Thomas Storch, previous university provost, had a base salary of $164,430, according to previous reports. As interim provost, Gary Shapiro, earned $177,391, according to the faculty salary list. When he was promoted to provost in 2010, his salary became $253,000 — a 43 percent increase, as reported by CM Life. With turnover, Burdette said the initial offer to a new employee needs to remain competitive, and the requirements for the position may A in-depth | 2A

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partment chairman, earned $162,213 in 2005. In 2009, Kintzele’s salary increased 23.5 percent to $200,317, according to the 2009 faculty salary list. Kintzele was among the university’s top five earners in 2005. Kintzele said professor merit salary adjustments are worked into faculty contracts. Professor merit salary adjustments are comparable to being repromoted, he said, without getting a new title. Faculty members receiving the merit adjustments may earn up to $7,000. “When you see any professor, when anybody has gone up more than about 12 percent or 13 percent it was because they got that professor merit

By Maria Amante Senior Reporter

Though much has been made of rising administrative pay in Michigan public universities, faculty in high-demand areas have also seen growing pay checks. Faculty salaries increase with annual bargaining agreements, said Robert Martin, associate vice provost of Faculty and Personnel Services. For example, Philip Kintzele, professor and accounting de-

increase,” Kintzele said. Other high-earning faculty members in 2009 included accounting professors Thomas Weirich, who earned $200,537 and William Hood, who earned $198,249; and market and hospitality services professors J. Holton Wilson, who earned $183,370; and Robert Miller who earned $180,572. Martin said CMU looks for the best possible faculty or staff members it can attract. “We’re ... looking at national data (from the College and University Personnel Association) ... and the combination of salary plus the benefit package compensation is going to be as

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CMU, adjunct union reaches tentative agreement By Maria Amante Senior Reporter

make this dream a reality.” Presutti said for her trip to be possible, she needs to travel with two people for physical assistance. In addition, she had to do a lot of extra research about where she would live and how she was going to get there. “While most students are concerned about the language, food and other cultural differences, those were the least of my worries,” she said. “My main priority

CMU has reached a tentative agreement with the Union of Teaching Faculty Tuesday after months of protests and demonstrations. UTF represents 340 adjunct faculty members. The tentative agreement, if ratified, will be good for four years. Jim Eikrem, assistant communication and dramatic arts professor and interim president of UTF, said the next step in negotiations is for UTF members to ratify the agreement. “We can expect it to ratify,” he said. Steve Smith, director of public relations, declined further comment on the issue. Dan Kukuk, campaign coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers Michigan, said the agreement provides more job security and gives wage increases to UTF members. “It puts more money in the pockets of those who are making the least amount,” he said. “Those who are making the least will see the highest percentage increase.” “Lecturers,” which adjunct faculty will be referred to in the future according to the tentative contracts, are eligible for multi-year appointments following four years on campus and a performance review. Lecturers on campus for five or more years will see multiyear contracts as well, Kukuk said. “It does not solve everything,” he said. “We did not get everything we wanted, there’s a lot of room for improvements ... it’s a very good deal, something all of our members can be proud of. It’s a step in the right direction. It’s the starting line, not the finish line.” The group will meet next Thursday at 2 p.m. to discuss the provisions of the contract. The UTF will release more information at a scheduled rally Wednesday at Warriner Mall. Eikrem said the agreement was reached Monday evening by the university and UTF. He said he feels good about the “big step forward” the group has taken, but would have liked to see a bigger increase

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Milford freshman Lauren Presutti, who is the first CMU student in a wheelchair to study abroad, will be traveling to Perth, Australia this summer. “It’s something I never expected to be able to do,” Presutti said. “I can inspire others to reach their goals as well.”

able for adventure By Jessica Fecteau Staff Reporter

After countless hours of preparation to become the first CMU student in a powered wheelchair to study abroad, Lauren Presutti is ready for lift off. When the Milford freshman first moved two hours from her home and started life on her own in Mount Pleasant, she said living independently was a huge change because of the physical challenges and difficult situations that arose.

But now, Presutti is moving across the world to Australia for the summer as part of her study abroad experience. “In early October ... Honors (Program) Director Phame Camarena, devoted an entire two-hour class period to the importance of studying abroad,” Presutti said. “For me, it was personally one of the worst feelings I had that semester because I knew that pursuing an opportunity like this would be a very long, challenging process and I didn’t know if I was ready to

take that on.” Presutti said it was Camarena who encouraged her enough to pursue the study abroad adventure. “The University Honors Program is committed to promoting global citizenship for all of our students to plan for some kind of study abroad experience during their years at CMU,” Camarena said. “While other students find excuses for why they cannot study abroad, Lauren had to work through very real and practical challenges to

Former con famous from film reflects on life Frank Abagnale thankful crimes not glorified By Mike Nichols Senior Reporter

Frank Abagnale became a con man at 16 years old, and told his life story to about 400 CMU students on Monday night. Abagnale’s adventures began when he stole $2.5 million before the age of 21 making his name a criminal legend. He received worldwide fame in 2002 when

Steven Spielberg turned Abagnale’s autobiography, “Catch Me If You Can,” into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. But when he addressed students in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium, the reformed convict said he was thankful Spielberg did not glorify his crimes. Instead, Abagnale told the story of the guilt of his past he has carried with him. “Though I know people are fascinated by what I did as a teenage boy, I look back on what I did as immoral, illegal, unethical and a burden I live with every day of my life and will until

my death,” he said. “I was very fortunate to have been born in a country where everyone is given a second chance.” As lecture chairman of Program Board, Lincoln Park senior Paul Sullivan was responsible for bringing Abagnale to CMU. He hoped it would be an event students would care about due to the popularity of the movie. “‘Catch Me If You Can’ just catches your eye,” Sullivan said. “I wanted to bring him because it’s such an interesting story.” Abagnale said his actions began as a reaction to his parents’

For more ... An in-depth interview with Abagnale at youtube.com/cmlifevideo divorce. When he was asked to choose which parent he would go with, Abagnale ran away from home. From 1964 to 1969 Abagnale survived by impersonating an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer among other professions as a way to cash expertly forged checks. Eventually he was caught and A abagnale | 5A

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Infamous con artist Frank Abagnale speaks about his life and the importance of family to a full crowd Monday evening in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium. Abagnale’s criminal record and acts of forgery were the inspiration for the movie “Catch Me If You Can.” “The law sometimes sleeps, but the law never dies,” Abagnale said.

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would be to guarantee myself mobility around the area once I arrive and see if the location offered any programs that would correspond with my major, which is sociology.� Presutti said she will study in the furthest possible location available to students. “I am going to the western part of Australia in Perth,� Presutti said. “I literally could not travel any further away from home.� While in Perth, she will have the chance to study the Australian culture and go on several excursions which require special accommodations.

Flying to Australia will also provide a few more challenges. “Power wheelchairs are often damaged and may become broken on planes,� Presutti said. “I will be taking three different flights that will be physically difficult for me to endure for the 30-plus hours in the air, and there is absolutely no guarantee that my chair will be working once I get off the last plane.� Susie Rood, director of student disability services, feels this opportunity is a milestone not only for Presutti, but also CMU. “It shows we are an institution committed to providing not only an equal access, as required by the law, but the best education and op-

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Presidential benefits Ross’ salary is reviewed annually by the CMU Board of Trustees. According to his contract, Ross is provided with a university-funded home with all housekeeping, utility and telephone costs provided for. His salary may be increased, but not decreased. He is allowed $10,000 annually to furnish the home, but anything purchased with that money becomes university property. The university also provides a car for Ross and is responsible for fuel, repair and insurance of that vehicle. CMU also is responsible for social club dues “pertinent to the position of president and benefit CMU,� but Ross is responsible for taxes on those dues. Ross’ salary is the second highest on campus. College of Medicine Founding Dean Dr. Ernest Yoder earns $385,000. Burdette said Ross’ salary is not out of the ordinary. Martin said the rationale for providing the president with a home and transportation is because “the president is the institutional face to the world.� “The president can invite officials to a residence that properly reflects the institution’s interests,� he said. “For a fact, the residence afforded to the president of CMU is a very modest residence by comparison. Driving around in a Chrysler is a very modest portion of compensation for CMU’s president.� In an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president emeritus and university professor of public service at George Washington University, said many factors contribute to a president’s salary and benefits: the size of the institution, overall experience of the president, if a school is private or public, performance in office and the market. “The situation with presidential salaries and the compensation of senior administrative staff is similarly influenced by ‘exit options,’� Trachtenberg said in the article. “The CFO of a university could also work in private industry. The vice president of medical affairs could run a major city hospital or research institution.� university@cm-life.com

portunities possible for all of our students,� Rood said. “This is when CMU gets to step out and say, ‘Yes, we’re committed to education and to serving students with disabilities, and we do it well.’� Rood said it will also prove to other countries not to discriminate against disabilities. Although Presutti had doubts when she started the process, she now looks forward to her June 9 departure to Australia. “After the progress that I have made, I would tell everyone I know to go after things that you don’t think could ever happen and you’ll be amazed at what you end up finding possible.� studentlife@cm-life.com

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in salaries. “I’m happy we’ve reached an agreement,� he said. “It’s been a long process from this point, and it sounds like something we can be proud of ... We got some pretty good overall security for this contract (but) there are a lot more things to negotiate in the future.� He said the UTF on CMU’s campus is representative of many similar fights nationwide, and it is “a good thing to see it as successful as it was.� The UTF has organized several protests over the course of the semester and Eikrem addressed the CMU Board of Trustees during the public comment period at both the February and April meetings. university@cm-life.com

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have changed from one employee to the next. Colbrin Wright, assistant professor of finance and law and a member of the Faculty Association, said the whole market needs to be examined when watching the trend of increasing salaries. “It’s not so much about inflation or CMU,� Wright said. “This is market-based.� Robert Martin, associate vice provost of Faculty and Personnel Services, said initial compensation offers to new faculty members are very competitive. “When we are hiring somebody brand new, somebody who hasn’t worked for the university before, we would take stock of the discipline and standard national survey data, for faculty at the particular rank we would be hiring,� Martin said. Burdette said the same process applies when hiring administrators. The president approves all salaries for senior officers after working with Human Resources to determine salary and benefits packages. “I took Dr. Ross’s place ... (and the) market affected my salary,� Burdette said. “When I had my (salary) conversation with Dr. Rao, I had no idea what (Ross) was earning.� The university is dependent on the College and University Personnel Association, Martin said, because it publishes salary data for universities annually. He said the university compares itself with other public universities with overall budget size and student population similar to CMU’s. “The combination of salary plus the benefit-package compensation is going to be as attractive as we can make it,� he said. Barrie Wilkes, associate vice president of financial services and reporting and controller, said the university needs to remain competitive with Western Michigan University and other schools across the country. “We’re not always successful,� Wilkes said. “Sometimes people do turn us down due to salary and benefit and compensation, so we have to try really hard.� Burdette said no senior officers have volunteered to forgo their salaries or take cuts in light of Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget. Up to 23.3 percent of state funds, or about $19 million, could be lost upon legislative approval. Steve Smith, director of public relations, said administrative jobs are more demanding than most positions. “They don’t just show up at 8 a.m. and go home at 5 (p.m.),� Smith said. “They have irregular, demanding schedules that require much more commitment. They’re here to lead the university. It’s not in their contract that they have to do that, it’s an understanding.�

With turnover, the university has not considered reducing the base salary offered to new employees. “I don’t know that we’ve ever said, ‘We’ve got a budget cut, let’s reduce (salary offers),’� Martin said. “We’re cognizant always of the marketplace. Over time, salaries go up.� Burdette said while the university does not implement pay cuts, several groups have taken pay freezes, including senior officers.

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The quintuplets race toward their home on Shepherd Road after getting off the Head Start bus April 6 in Shepherd. Once inside, the quintuplets played with Play-Doh with their mother, Malessa Wing.

Three of the quintuplets, Madison, left, Jason, center, and Matthew, right, listen to a bedtime story from their mother Malessa April 7 at the Wing’s home on Shepherd Road in Shepherd. The quintuplets pick stories to read each night before bed.

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‘Little Chip’ quintuplets prepare for life in kindergarten By Michael L. Hoffman | Student Life Editor

Raising a big family can be a handful, but for Malessa and Rex Wing, it is two handfuls and then some. Together they raise a family of eight children, Allyson, 19, Nicholas, 16, Charlie, 7, and 5-year-olds Matthew, Lillian, Jason, Kassidy and Madison, along with a 1-yearold grandson, Jackson. The quintuplets were offered a four-year scholarship to CMU by former President Mike Rao in 2006

after they were born. Now at five, the quintuplets are preparing to begin kindergarten at Shepherd Elementary School, 168 E. Maple St. in Shepherd in the fall. “We’ve been going over ABCs and 123s and practicing writing their names,” Malessa said. “They all need one-on-one time, so it’s a little hard sometimes, but we find ways.” Papers with the quintuplets’ names are lined on the fridge at the Wing’s home on Shepherd Road in Shepherd. Each of the quintuplets earn stars for completing chores or doing their homework. Once they have accumulated a certain number of stars the quintuplets pick a treat from a prize box.

Lillian, one of the quintuplets, receives a hug from her mother, Malessa, after accidentally pouring too much salad dressing on her plate during dinner April 7. The children’s grandmother, Patty, back left, said Lillian is always laughing.

Madison, one of the quintuplets, runs past her oldest brother Nick, 16, during a family outing to McDonald’s Thursday night in Mount Pleasant. Malessa treated her children to fast food after her son Charlie, 7, won a $20 gift certificate to the restaurant for competing on a radio game show.

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EDITORIAL | Take Back The Tap’s motives admirable, though goal is questionable

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ake Back The Tap has adamantly fought to ban bottled water on campus for months, and in doing so has taken the cause of environmentalism too far.

The registered student organization is arranging various events this week for its “A Week Without (Bottled) Water.” Educating students about the environmental consequences of bottling, shipping and buying water and offering them alternatives is a positive and respectable modus operandi. However, Take Back The Tap wants to work toward an eventual ban on the sale of bottled water at on-campus convenience

stores, restaurants, coffee shops and vending machines. Looking beyond the fact that this would have massive negative repercussions on CMU’s contracts with companies such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, such a ban would spit in the face of the free market. Simply put, there is a demand to sell bottled water on campus. CMU offers water because students want it. This is capitalism at its most basic.

Banning bottled water would go against the freedoms of the companies selling this product and the student buying it. It is apparent that, although many on campus are in support of reducing litter and waste, as per the petitions Take Back The Tap has disseminated, the ultimate goal of on-campus market control rubs many the wrong way. The Student Government Association has rejected legislation for the body to support the RSO’s agenda three times this semester. The thing is, Take Back The Tap is already doing much right. If it wants to reduce bottled water sales and pollution on campus, it should educate students about the dangers and waste of bottled water and offer viable alternatives, which it is doing. The group is trying to get new

water fountains installed on campus, which would feature additional filtration and a second tap specifically for quick refilling of reusable water bottles. If members want to do those things in the name of health and environmental safety, great. If they want to lobby to local, state or federal government to change regulations for bottled water sales on college campuses, great. What they should not do is try to take the freedom of choice away from students and others on campus. Instead of trying to ban a product there is obvious demand for, the group should work as an educator and an influencer toward the goal of reducing demand. That would eventually reduce bottled water sales on campus, and the amount of bottled water bought by the university.

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Women are confusing As I continue my education at CMU, only one thing remains more confusing to me than math: Women. It is evident that I am a woman myself, but the people of my gender frustrate and confuse me daily. Growing up, I always ditched my Barbie dolls to climb trees and play tag with my best friends and neighbors Paul and Evan. In sixth grade I always listened to Metallica, not Britney Spears. I don’t understand trendy things like Bumpits and leggings, and when drinking can often be found swigging a drink of a dark beer, not sipping a fruity cocktail. One particular reason I feel critical of women is the way we can be catty and blatantly rude to each other for no good reason. It disgusts me when I’m waiting for class to start and I can hear girls sitting behind me verbally ripping apart what other classmates are wearing — often commenting loud enough for their targets to hear. Similarly, as I walk into certain bars in town, girls will scan what I’m wearing then give me a dirty look. It’s not like I wear anything too risqué or different, so why do women feel the need to pick me apart? Who cares if you don’t like someone’s clothes, hair or makeup? What makes them think their negative opinions are important enough to express openly? I would like to think women are more supportive of one another. Instead, I see us treat each other like crap over stupid, petty things. Too often I notice women get jealous and mean over others’ new relationships, work accomplishments, clothes, et cetera. These are instances we should be celebrating, not condemning. Another feminine thing that perplexes me is temperament. When I’m mad at someone and they ask, “Is something wrong?” I never answer with a quick, “I’m fine,” like many women do — if I’m mad I’m going to tell you why. I never have a problem telling someone why I’m pissed. Because of this the issue is usually resolved quickly, instead of being dragged out. I have observed too many women holding grudges instead of getting angry, expressing that anger and getting over it. My mom explained it to me best. “Some girls like to play mind games, are fake with people and are full of B.S.,” she said. “You hate playing mind games, B.S. and you always keep it real.” Central Michigan Life is the independent voice of Central Michigan University and is edited and published by students of CMU every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the fall and spring semesters, and on Wednesday during the summer term. The online edition (www.cmlife.com) contains all of the material published in print.

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every boring move on Facebook, including their drunken escapades, but baby pictures are bashed? “I understand that Facebook is a good way to connect, but I don’t care. Knock it off.” This makes you seem extremely self-centered and shallow. Parents should be able to share their happiness with their friends and family. It isn’t a desperate cry for attention; they are posting they are excited about and what is relevant in their life. If you are unhappy with the content of a person’s post you are capable of defriending them. Let them have this happiness.

share with you loved ones or maybe something important you want to share and yet you post that information. How about all the people don’t care about what you post. HOW ABOUT THIS sweetie life is important make sure you don’t show your face because maybe no one want to see it. I feel sorry for you ... you must be very unloved now and as a child. I hope you find love someday that you want to share. Karan - I am proud to see that unborn or child ... there is nothing purer than a child.

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Why shouldn’t they be able to celebrate this amazing event? A woman’s (or couple’s) pregnancy and birth of their child is a major part of their life now. Of course they will want to share it with their friends and family. Other people seem to document their

Chelsea, you are the most narrow minded person I have known about in ages. Get back in you closet honey. If you don’t like the looks of an unborn child not just a fetus don’t look! un-friend - stay off the facebook live in your narrow world. You live with blinders on. You are one self centered person. Maybe there are a lot of us that love our children, sisters, friends and this is one way we get to share in the joy of a new life. Some day you may find yourself expecting and you may want to

Wow nothing like attack someone for their OPINION. The other day when I was doing my daily creeping lol, I was on a former co-workers page and noticed a picture of an ultrasound. I felt a lil strange not cause I thought it was weird (nothing amazes me anymore beside AMC cancelling) due to the fact that I haven’t seen her but seen her unborn child lmao. Technology moving at a rapid pace made me feel very uncomfortable. So with this said I DO think people are sharing things on facebook that should be done in more of a memorable way YES I know this sounds old fashioned.

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Alumni 08 - April 15 It’s like congratulations, you did something we all can do – make a baby. Get over yourself, we don’t care about your child. Also, when will my co-workers stop talking about their children every day? I don’t care that little Johnny is such a rascal. Manthor - April 15 It’s not just these people who are fishing for attention/compliments/feedback, it’s the obsessive FB poster and user. It’s sad how some people constantly whore for any type of feedback or compliment on a status, picture, etc. It screams ‘look at me! acknowlege me!’ Allison - April 15

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have learned many valuable life lessons from the “Harry Potter” series. The following are some of the lessons I took away from the novels, one for each book in order. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”: Being book smart is useful, but having well-developed reasoning and logic skills will get you further in life. Hermione is able to get through a task of complicated riddles to get closer to the Sorcerer’s Stone. If you can reason through a problem, you are likely to come out with a decent solution, even if you have no base knowledge on the issue. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”: You should not shoot the messenger. Dobby only tried to protect Harry from the danger he knew lay ahead for him at Hogwarts, but Harry had a hard time tolerating anything Dobby says to him or does to try to protect him. It may be hard to hear the person out, but their advice is likely to be valuable. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”: Have faith in yourself. Harry knew he could create a powerful Patronus Charm because he had already seen himself do it. While you’re not likely to have a similar experience, believing you can do something can give you the confidence you need to push through a difficult task. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”: You shouldn’t make fun of people based on appearances. Ron is a great guy and a sympathetic character, so we all felt bad for him when he had to wear dated dress robes to the school dance. We’re all guilty of passing judgment, but try to think about how it would make you feel the next time you make a mean comment about something someone is wearing. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”: Sometimes throwing a fit makes you feel better. Harry loses control and destroys things in Dumbledore’s office after his godfather dies. Life hits hard, and sometimes the only way to feel better is to cry and to hit it back. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”: Your soulmate could be right in front of you. Harry finally realizes he is in love with Ginny, a girl who had been a constant in his life for many years. Friends, or in this case best friend’s little sisters, make great significant others because you have a solid foundation and lots of familiarity to form a relationship on. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”: There is always one friend who has your back no matter what. Neville saves Harry’s life repeatedly throughout the series, but his role becomes pivotal when he puts his own life on the line to kill Nagini and contribute to Harry’s cause. It may not always be the most obvious person, the one who is brave or tough, but there is someone out there who is willing to put his or her life on the line for

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Kintzele said the trend follows basic supply and demand. “The supply of history and English professors is huge, there are so many out there with Ph.D.s and not all of them are employed in higher education,” he said. “Many work jobs in business and education and they’re not professors, yet in some disciplines there’s a shortage.” Accounting is a discipline experiencing the opposite trend, Kintzele said. “In accounting, there are only 180 to 200 new doctorates coming out of accounting, and more than that retiring,” he said. “There’s a short supply and high demand.” Burdette said turnover is more prevalent in administrative positions than for faculty. “Faculty, I think you’d say ... tend to stay at a place longer than senior administrators,” he

said. “That’s just a fact of life.” Barrie Wilkes, associate vice president of Financial Services and Reporting and controller, said faculty members have an opportunity to earn more than their contracted rates through teaching ProfEd classes or summer courses and developing programs. “It’s not unusual to see an earned amount higher than what their contract is,” Wilkes said. Martin said salaries for some disciplines are higher than for others, so the replacement cost is higher in those areas, as well. “This has little to do with the value CMU places on any particular discipline, we value them all,” he said. “The market forces that are at work in general in the greater society impact the world of higher education, too.”

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to family man. Everything he achieved in the second chance for his life was because of her love, he said. He ended by advising students to consider that mistakes have long consequences and to consider choices before hurting others. Thankfully, he was able to get that second chance, he said. “I did all these things and I was able to turn myself around, marry a beautiful woman, raise three boys and serve my country,” he said. “That’s the real story.”

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compensation is going to be as attractive as we can make it,” he said. Steve Smith, director of public relations, said faculty pay is dependent upon demand of the subject they teach and their skill set. At CMU, the highest earning faculty work in the accounting, management and hospitality departments of the College of Business. “A lot of times, we don’t just compete with other universities, we compete with people who are very marketable out in the commercial realm,” Smith said. “Engineers, companies are looking for them all of the time and accountants, so, it’s more competitive than just the academic realm.”

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St. Johns senior Gary Brown laughs at the preaching and responses of Brad Pollack, a member of Soulwinners Ministries International on Tuesday afternoon outside of the Charles V. Park Library. “I think they’re a little intolerant,” Brown said laughing. “They’re very intolerant actually. It’s not the Jesus story I heard in Sunday school. They’ve got balls though, I’ll give them that.” The Soulwinners have made yearly stops on campus for several years now. “We’re here to give them the message of God,” Michael Venyah said. “Obey Jesus Christ according to the Bible, free from sin, or you’ll be cast into the lake of fire.”

College Republicans to get environmental with panel By David Oltean Staff Reporter

Reduced government spending and a healthier environment are usually found at opposite ends of a political argument, but some conservatives wonder why they can’t just do both. College Republicans is hosting a presentation today for the Green Scissors Campaign, which proposes to cut $200 billion from the federal budget in areas where government funding is used inefficiently and harms the environment. A panel of three environmentally conscious conservatives will speak about the campaign’s plan to eliminate harmful spending. Clinton Township senior Stephanie Jaczkowski, a member of College Republicans, is excited to see how the panel will explain how the budget can be cut while simultaneously

helping the environment. “A lot of people think that people being conservative and fiscally responsible come at the cost of being environmentally conscious,” Jaczkowski said. “It’s basically taking complete opposite ends of the spectrum and putting them into a compromise that’s really unique.” Panelists include Rob Sisson, the national president of the Republicans for Environment; Ryan Alexander, the executive director for the Taxpayers for Common Sense; and Lisa Wozniak, the executive director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. The Green Scissors Campaign proposes funding cuts in four different sub-groups: energy, agriculture and biofuels, infrastructure and public lands. The proposal would cut the most money from the oil, gas, coal and nuclear energy industries, believing almost $100 billion of government

If you go... w When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday w Where: Pearce 135 w Admission: Free, open to public spending is wasted on the energy sources. Coleman junior John Porter serves as the treasurer for College Republicans, and said he believes there are two great messages students can take away from the presentation. Porter said he thinks that both the environment and the budget are prevalent to his generation. “The main priority is to find a way to reduce the federal budget, but there’s also a need for sustainability in the environment,” Porter said. “They’re cutting programs that were very wasteful to begin with.” studentlife@cm-life.com

Diversity at forefront for VP candidate Eileen Coughlin Next open forum scheduled for Monday By Sienna Monczunski Staff Reporter

Eileen Coughlin said diversity would be her main area of focus at CMU if hired for the new vice president for Enrollment and Student Services position. The current vice president for Student Affairs and Academic Support Services at Western Washington University, hosted an open forum for the job on Monday. “I believe in diversity,” Coughlin said. “I view it very personally. It’s the richness that it brings us in our interaction with different people.” The position was created after leadership changes University President George Ross

announced Jan. 11, becoming effective Jan. 17. The new vice president will report directly to the president and is responsible for student enrollment goals, student retention and graduation rates, marketing responsibilities and keeping the university competitive, according to previously published reports. Coughlin also said retention, a strong sense of academic focus, receiving feedback from students and identifying unique characteristics of CMU as other areas of focus she deemed important. She began the forum with her explanation of why she wanted this new position. She then gave a brief description of her background and upbringing. Time was allotted for audience members to ask questions. “I wanted to hear questions the students wanted to

ask, specifically what kinds of questions students would ask,” said Director of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity Jeannie Jackson. “I chose to come because our adviser told us about this, I figured it would be a good idea to come,” said Program Board President Steve Lewis, an Allegan senior. “This could be heavily involved with our organization (Program Board), as well.” The other finalist, Daniel Shelley, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management and director of undergraduate admissions at the Rochester Institute of Technology, will speak at an open forum on Monday. A student forum is scheduled from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and an open forum will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Both forums will be held in the St. Clair Room of the UC. university@cm-life.com

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She said she has been raising them almost on her own for the past few years because Rex works more than 40 hours per week as a mechanic. She still would not trade it for anything, she said. Malessa said the average day is “sometimes hectic, but it’s always wonderful. There will always be one to make you smile when you need it.” She has utilized a star chart as a reward system to help motivate the quintuplets to stay clean and organized. Those rewards range from a Nerf gun, which Jason is working toward, to a movie or a Happy Meal, Malessa said. She said the rewards system has helped make her busy life a little easier to manage because it allows to her focus on other things as the children learn to be independent. “I think (the independence) is great,” Parks said. “They have learned that they need to help out around the house.” Parks also said the children are extremely wellmannered and rarely misbehave in public. “We can take them out to eat, all five of them and more, and you can tell the (restaurant staff) is a little skeptical when they see how many there are, but almost always they compliment how well they behaved,” she said. Parks said she is confi-

dons offered by three U.S. presidents because he said a piece of paper would not excuse his past. In the end, he said only his actions would. Although not legally obligated, he has since repaid every cent of the money he stole, because he said he knew his sons would expect him to. “I thought it was amazing how he functioned,” said Clarkston junior Ryan Ehlke. “Everything he said just put the nail right on the coffin.” Abagnale credited his wife for his change from con man dent the independence Malessa is teaching them now will benefit them later in life, especially they begin kindergarten. Shepherd Elementary School Principal Tom Ryan said he has known the Wing family for years and is ex-

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Winter’s late push delays spring perks This spring has been a true testament to what Michigan weather is like — unpredictable, mean and vengeful. Spring technically started March 21, but we have yet to see more than a week of spring-like weather, and this is seriously putting a damper on my mood. Usually I long for spring, not for the flowers, the sun, green grass or girls on in-line skates, but for the chance to wear shorts again. Aside from the sock and necktie, shorts are my favorite articles of clothing, I feel like I can accomplish anything in shorts. They are not as restricting as pants and allow not only for more free movement but also keep me cooler; meaning when called upon my muscles will be much more efficient in whatever task I assign them. Last fall I wrote a column about how CMU has not properly prepared me for a zombie apocalypse, which is true, but I feel like even if I wasn’t independently prepared, I’d be better off in shorts. The list of things I can do easier in shorts as opposed to pants is long. Climbing trees, hopping fences, fending off zombies, running a mile, playing a gig — all these things are easier to accomplish when clad in shorts. But no. Mother Michigan decided to delay my favorite time of year for a little while. I just checked the forecast for tomorrow’s weather and according to www.weather.com, there is a high of 49 degrees Fahrenheit — on April 21, one month after the official start of spring. I am usually not one to complain about the weather. In fact, it usually irks me when people do so because it is something none of us have any control over, therefore why complain? But this is getting ridiculous. Michigan is notorious for having weather that consistently throws its inhabitants through loops. We are used to having uncommonly cold days in July and 70-degree days in February, but this delay of Springtime weather is uncanny. Maybe it’s all those lakes surrounding us, or perhaps our punishment for some unknown offense. Come on Lady Michigan, bring me the sunshine. studentlife@cm-life.com

“I love the feminimity of dresses. Being able to wear them more often as spring comes in is just fantastic. Black is the No. 1 color in my closet, so it’s fun to switch it up to brighter colors,” said Cora Rogers, a Petoskey senior.

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he start of spring came and went nearly a month ago, leaving Michiganders with only a few days of warmer weather to show off the latest fashion styles. West Olive freshman Alexa Buckland said the season is about being “fun and flirty,” believing it’s best illustrated with floral prints, spring dresses and cardigans, and flip-flops and flats, not Uggs and rain boots. She said the season is about ditching winter clothes and wearing favorite spring outfits — jean shorts with flip-flops and a sweatshirt. “I sometimes follow the trends, but I find a

“It’s about being fresh. Spring fashion is a way to try and wear new fresh things. And with winter out of the way, nearly, I look forward to wearing one jacket rather than six layers,” said Elise Essenmacher, a Midland senior.

way to make most of my clothes work,” Buckland said. “If something in my closet is out of style I’ll still wear it, I don’t really care.” Marcellus sophomore Bryanna Kutz held the same sentiment. “Many people need to realize fashion trends are things that you don’t always need to follow,” Kutz said. “Sometimes you just need to go with your own flow.” Kutz said people should always wear tasteful clothing during spring. “You have to figure out what’s for you and make sure it isn’t trashy,” she said. “People shouldn’t be showing their midriffs and their shorts should be of appropriate length.” June Bontselle, owner of June’s Boutique, 2011 1/2 E. Broadway St., said bright colors,

“You can wear colors in the spring. You have more freedom to wear different textures and sandals too. I just hate the winter,” said Renee Rothgarber, a Traverse City junior.

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retro styles and wide-leg pants are some of the most popular fashions this spring season. “A few more of the classics are becoming popular,” Bonstelle said. “Bold prints, bright colors and long flowing dresses are definitely in. It’s kind of a ‘flower power, wild child’ thing.” Kim Lovejoy, owner of Emma’s, a boutique 111 S. University St., agrees with Bonstelle. She also said bright colors and floral patterns are making a big push this spring. A fashion | 3b

“Spring fashion is needed to bring joy to all this gloomy weather,” said Samantha McKenzie, an Oxford freshman.

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Shoegaze is a genre that is lost among many, but The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s new album “Belong” is one of the best attempts at reviving the genre. Within the first 30 seconds of the album, the dream popinfluenced guitars, crushing distortion and signature drumming of shoegaze is evident. The vocals are soft and distant, but close enough for some sing-along choruses. While the majority of the album is composed of this style, songs like “Heart in Your Heartbreak” and “Heaven’s Gonna Happen Now” are catchy and allow the group to showcase their ability to bring old-school shoegaze

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into today’s musical world. But this album isn’t just an homage, “Belong” strikes out on its own to change the pace throughout the record. The songs “The Body” and “My Terrible Friend” bring keyboard to the forefront and create a nostalgic feeling of `80s dance pop tunes that really shine and stand out. “My Terrible Friend” is one of the most addictive songs on the album. However there is a lull in the album’s midsection, resulting in a loss of its edge. Both “Anne With An E” and “Even In Dreams” are still solid tracks, but some people may find themselves skipping past them to get back to the warm embrace of distortion and catchy lyrics. No matter the speed, pacing or style, the band completely shines when it comes to the songwriting. Each song is beautifully written and really credits the musicianship inside the band.

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CMU alumnus C.J. Opperthauser, right, and Mount Pleasant senior Alex Ball, left, jam together as part of Bloomill, a Detroit-based rock band, at Rubbles Bar, 112 W. Michigan St. The band, also consisting of Farmington Hills resident Evan Sherman and Farmington Hills senior Stephen Sherbrook, describe their style as “jam blues rock ‘n’ roll rock progressive metal” and are frequently featured at Rubbles Bar as well as other popular venues in Mount Pleasant.

Local band mixes genres for signature sound Bloomill ‘just enough jam band’ By Randi Shaffer Senior Reporter

They are not Bloodmill, Blue Milk or Bloomhills — they are Bloomill, and they are one of the only bands without a merchandise table at local Mount Pleasant shows. The band is composed of Mount Pleasant senior Alex Ball, CMU alumnus C.J. Opperthauser, Farmington Hills resident Evan Sherman and senior Stephen Sherbrook, also of Farmington Hills. Bloomill, a band that defines its own genre, does not have a studio-recorded CD to sell. “We all have very, very distinct influences,” Sherbrook said. “For some reason when we all get together and play, they all turn into whatever sound we are.” Bloomill began as a project between Opperthauser, Sherman and Sherbrook in 2007 when the three attended high school together in Farmington Hills. After playing with a band called That Mustache Feeling, of which Ball was a member, the four found a connection. Bloomill’s manager, Temperance senior Tom Mayer,

is responsible for booking shows and keeping the website updated. He said listeners should not focus on labels, but rather enjoy the unique sound of the band. “They sound pretty sweet,” he said. “They’re combining a bunch of different things I’ve never heard combined before.” Some of the members’ influences include blues, progressive, jam bands, metal and rock ‘n’ roll. Opperthauser said if he were to label Bloomill’s sound, it would be “jam blues rock ‘n’ roll rock progressive metal.” “We’re just enough jam band to make jam bands like us, and we’re just not enough jam band to make people that usually think that jam bands jam for too long not think that we jam for too long,” Ball said. France senior Alexandre Dominguez has been to every local show Bloomill has performed at since first hearing of them in February. “I’m a musician and I love their sound,” he said. Bloomill plays between three and five shows a month in and around Mount Pleasant, including venues such as Rubbles Bar, 112 W. Michigan St., Wayside Central, 2000 S. Mission St. and Riverwood

Golf Resort, 1313 E. Broomfield Road. Though Ball, Opperthauser and Sherbrook all live in Mount Pleasant, Sherman has to commute to performances, which cuts practice time down to an hour and a half before shows. “I think there’s one summer we’re still coasting off of,” Sherman said. “We practiced pretty much every day for the entire summer for hours on end.” In addition to performing shows, Bloomill is in the beginning stages of recording their first CD. “It’s going to be a combination of songs you’ve never heard and songs you haven’t heard in two years,” Sherbrook said. Opperthauser said the hardest part of relearning old songs is working Ball into the old material — which was written for three performers. Though all the members of Bloomill said they appreciate the free beer and the $10 to $17 they make from each show, they all agreed they play for personal reasons. “I love playing music,” Sherbrook said. “I grew up listening to music and I always wanted to know what they were doing. I’m an engineering student, and I just like knowing how things work.” studentlife@cm-life.com

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New genre clichés in ‘Scream 4’ Essentials of original cast return in film By Garrett Tanner Staff Reviewer

There is little to dislike about “Scream 4.” Fifteen years ago, director Wes Craven took the horror genre through the ringer with the original “Scream.” Since then, so much and so little has happened to this genre that it was inevitable someone would do the same. The original cast members are back and play their roles to the hilt. None of them allow themselves to fall prey to becoming more relatable characters. The same characters that Sidney, Gale and Dewey have been all along, remain intact. It is a blessing that Craven and original writer Kevin Williamson do the honors. Taking a decade off from the

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original trilogy, Craven and Williamson gained a whole new style of horror to both live up to and satirize. After a decade that established the “torture porn” subgenre and has included more horror remakes than can be effectively counted, it is fantastic to see the conventions shaken by a master. The opening does an amazing job of setting the mood for this film. The style of the original as well as most horror films that came after is cleverly prodded. Once “Scream 4” gets moving it does not let up, throwing in every genre cliché that has been created and overused. The film has moments that feel derivative, but the fun is in how well the characters know and react to that. This is easily the bloodiest of the franchise, but it is completely necessary to properly gain box office numbers as well as skewer the films that set up this escalation in the

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It is nearly impossible to not have high expectations for “Marvel vs. Capcom 3.” As the follow-up to a fighting game so striking and competitive that it was a main tournament draw for a full decade, “MvC3” has some insanely large shoes to fill. Those shoes are so large that expectations for “MvC3” to be like its predecessor are foolish. “Marvel vs. Capcom 2” was an anomaly of a game, a fighting game with a roster so utterly broken and unbalanced that it actually looped around to being balanced in a tournament scene. What is more important is how well “MvC3” stands on its own, not only as a tournament fighter but as a game itself. The core is still unchanged from previous games: pick a team (of three in this case) that contains your favorite Marvel or Capcom characters and duke it out against other teams as both sides pull off special moves, call in characters for assist attacks and chain together hyper moves for devastating, beautiful damage. The game is graphically stunning as well, running with crisp animations and absolutely jaw-dropping graphics. Changes to the control scheme do not alter the fast pace of the matches for which the series is renowned. Flurries of kicks and sword slashes mix with fireballs and lasers as characters are called in to perform double lariats, flamethrower attacks or even summon hidden missiles. The screen is quickly overrun

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“I think people are tired of winter,” she said. “They want something with some color, some really good color.” Hamtramck freshman Erica Charles said spring is a time for bright colors and getting ready for the summer months. She said wearing shades like yellow, blue, pink and green are usually the most fun. Charles keeps many bright-colored shirts and capris on hand so she is always ready for summer, despite the shifting styles. “I’m not too excited about the weather right now because it is taking way too long to get warm,” Charles said. “I’m just anticipating warmer weather coming my way.” Briana Carten, a Rochester Hills freshman, is most excited about floral prints and purchasing new Vera Bradley bags to accentuate the season. “I know for the upcoming warm weather I’ll constantly be in my bathing suit and that’s something that doesn’t change for me even after so many years,” Carten said. “I’m also excited for all of the ‘80s stuff that is coming back into style.” studentlife@cm-life.com

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with characters and moves and as the breakneck speed ramps up the enjoyment of playing, and even watching, matches. The hype that “MvC2” was known for is still alive in the newest installment. While the actual gameplay is mostly without fault, the majority of the non-gameplay features leave much to be desired. The complaints come in a variety of sizes, from small things like the outdated and clunky system for mapping buttons to much larger issues like how the game forces the player through a loading screen every time an online game fails to connect. That wouldn’t be a problem if online play wasn’t the biggest issue around. While some report fine online play, many also report extremely aggravating connections and prob-

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lems joining games. The lack of a spectator mode for online has also caused a large outcry from the community. But when you get down to it, “MvC3” is still worth every cent, so grab your friends, some Pringles, Haagan-Dazs and whatever New York Knicks apparel you have, because “Marvel Vs. Capcom 3” will make you yell and scream as the matches roll by. studentlife@cm-life.com

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For the first time since Comerica Park opened in summer 2000, downtown Detroit will host a college baseball game. At 6:35 p.m. today the CMU baseball team will face the Michigan State Spartans at Comerica Park in what will be the second meeting of the season for the two teams. In the first meeting on March 30, CMU won 3-1, ruining the Spartans’ opening day in East Lansing. “I don’t want our guys to play any different. This will be good for the guys and good for guys were are recruiting,” said head coach Steve Jaksa. “This will be something where the guys can say they did something that no one else has before and I kind of like that.” Senior Bryce Morrow will be on the mound for the Chippewas, looking for his first win of the season. Morrow holds a 0-3 record with a 6.11 ERA and has struck out 17 batters in 35 1/3 innings pitched. The Chippewas (18-18 overall, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) are coming off of a huge weekend series win over first place Kent State. Morrow said that he is just excited about the opportunity to pitch in a big league park. “This is another game that we have to go win and I am just trying to go out there and do my job and throw strikes,” Morrow said. “Our pitching staff is throwing the ball well and we are hitting the ball well too we are really coming around. I like our chances.”

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CMU has won nine of its last 11 games and they have not been beaten by a Big Ten team this season. They are 4-0 against the league, with wins against Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. MSU (22-10, 6-3 Big Ten) has lost three of its last four games and will be looking for a little redemption against the Chippewas. The Spartans are led by Brandon Eckerle, who has a .430 batting average and leads his team in hits and stolen bases. “I thought it was good that the Tigers saw this as a good opportunity for them too,” Jaksa said. “They get to showcase their park and bring in a

Division 1 game between two teams that have been playing baseball against each other for over 100 years. At the end of the day it is going to be a lot of fun and a great atmosphere.” Jaksa said he is making sure he is bringing everyone on the team to the game so they can be a part of the experience. The Chippewas will be looking to continue their winning ways as they make a push to compete for another MAC regular season championship. League play resumes this weekend with a series against Ball State in Muncie, Ind., beginning at 3 p.m. Friday. sports@cm-life.com

Enos recaps spring practice By John Manzo Staff Reporter

A 3-9 season isn’t something the Central Michigan football team wants or plans to repeat in 2011. In a Mid-American Conference coaches teleconference held Monday with members of the media, head coach Dan Enos said he is happy with his team’s status but understands that more improvement is needed. “We are very, very pleased with the focus and demeanor our football team has at this point,” he said, “but we’re a long ways a way in a lot of different areas.” Throughout the spring, players and coaches really emphasized the fact that the transition has been smooth from Year 1 to Year 2 under Enos. In fact, Enos said the team could start on ‘Step 3’ this season, rather than at the start like last season. “The big thing is that the players know us and we know the players,” he said. “We didn’t know where our holes were last season, but obviously by getting to know our football team we now know where our weaknesses are.”

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The quarterback, arguably, is the most important position on a football team and CMU junior quarterback Ryan Radcliff has developed a stronger comfort level with the players, coaches and the system. Enos said he looks like a totally different person than the player who threw 17 interceptions last season. “He knows what he’s doing, but also what the other guys are doing,” Enos said. “(Passing game coordinator and) quarterbacks coach Morris Watts has done a tremendous job with him this spring. We are expecting him to really, really have a much better and more comfortable year.” As a sophomore, the 6-foot-2, 212-pound quarterback threw for 3,358 yards and 17 touchdowns, completing about 60 percent of his passes. Enos said he wants to have more help this year for his starting quarterback. “We had 51 drops last year and we didn’t run the ball well and those are two things we are addressing every day,” he said. “Nineteen players on the roster made their first collegiate start in 2010. Enos wants to see growth and improvement out of those younger

guys. “I felt like we had a very productive spring with a lot of young guys competing for jobs.” Former wide receiver Kito Poblah’s eligibility is up, leaving a starting spot open. Junior Jerry Harris and senior Cedric Fraser are expected to compete for the No. 2 job. Harris, who has received a lot praise during spring practice, was third on the team in receptions (30) and yards (338). Throughout spring, Enos said that the 6-foot-3 wide receiver has performed well and has emerged as a leader, along with junior wide receiver Cody Wilson who is expected to be Radcliff’s primary target again. Redshirt freshmen Caleb Southworth and Leterrius Walton have stepped up and added depth to the tight end and defensive line, respectively. Sophomore defensive back Avery Cunningham played in 12 games as a true freshman and has improved this spring. Junior defensive lineman Steve Winston and senior tight end David Blackburn have also had productive springs. sports@cm-life.com

mmediately after CMU softball head coach Margo Jonker finished her postgame news conference in the Margo Jonker Stadium team room over the weekend, she was given scores from around the conference. She swatted her box-score sheets against her hand as anger ran through her for a split-second, hearing that first-place Northern Illinois had swept Akron. She quickly went back to easygoing coach Jonker as she listened to the other scores, but it was apparent that the Mid-American Conference race is heating up. With three weekends left in MAC play, five of the six teams in the West Division are all within a game of each other at the top of the standings. The Chippewas are currently third in those standing, a half a game behind NIU. If the Huskies would have lost one of those games to Akron, Jonker could have taken a team tied for first place down to Ohio this weekend for another critical series. Every weekend from here out will be crucial with the logjam in the standings. CMU faces the Ohio Bobcats in a doubleheader Friday and the Akron Zips on Saturday and Sunday. The Bobcats (15-18, 4-5 in MAC) are in the middle of the MAC East, while the Zips (18-19, 2-8) are second to last. The Chippewas are the better than both of those teams — at least in the standings — and a sweep would go a long way toward

Matt Thompson Staff Reporter separating themselves from the MAC West pack. Secondplace Ball State will have a tough weekend facing the top two teams in the MAC East, Kent State and Buffalo. First place Northern Illinois should have a breeze against Toledo and Bowling Green this weekend, as both teams have combined for a 3-17 MAC record. But CMU will have the opportunity to gain some ground when Ball State and NIU face each other in

the final two scheduled MAC games. CMU still has to play Eastern Michigan (which is one of those teams in the divisional logjam), Kent State and Buffalo. But if they build off this weekend’s 3-1 record against two of the better MAC teams they have an opportunity. With five teams separated by one game the only thing for certain is that it will come down to the last conference weekend to see how the dust settles. But every weekend leading up to it will be vital as teams separate themselves and position themselves for a regular season title run. It’s still mid-April, but scoreboard watching has already begun. sports@cm-life.com

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Report: UMass to join MAC in 2012 Minutemen not eligible for league title, bowl game until 2013 By Aaron McMann Sports Editor

The University of Massachusetts will join the MidAmerican Conference for football starting with the 2012 season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Tuesday morning citing sources with the league. UMass and the MAC have scheduled a news conference for 3:30 p.m. today at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., to make the announcement. According to the Plain Dealer, UMass will begin conference play in 2012, but will not be eligible to play for the MAC championship or in a bowl game until 2013. The move will create an

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even number of teams in each division, a goal the conference has had for a while. “We’re a little bit of an odd league with a 13th member team in football,” CMU Athletics Director Dave Heeke told Central Michigan Life in June. “We’re a little unbalanced so we’ve talked about that — we need to be an even number in the future.” Central Michigan Life first reported over the summer that the league was open to expansion after several other Football Bowl Subdivision conferences were realigning and adding teams. “We are certainly open to looking at opportunities,” MAC Commissioner Jon A. Steinbrecher told CM Life. “If we think there are institutions that will help elevate this conference, then we will explore those opportunities.” The Minutemen, members of the Football Cham-

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What: UMass is expected to join the conference in football beginning in 2012, increasing the number of teams in the league to 14 and evening the number of teams in each division. pionship Subdivision, have played in the Colonial Athletic Association since 2007. They won a national title in 1998 and reached the title game in 1978 and 2006.

The Gus Macker Tournament may be a place for students to show off their hoops prowess, but this year it is also a venue for event planners to cut their teeth. The tournament will be held from April 30 through May 1 around Finch Fieldhouse and Warriner Hall. All funds generated will be put toward Events Center construction expenses. Registration is open until Monday at midnight, and costs $100 for college-aged teams and $128 for the general public. Groups can register at www. macker.com. “The biggest part of the process that makes it unique to (Central Michigan University) is that this is the first time the event will be run

by students,” said Tim Otteman, assistant professor of recreation, parks and leisure services. Otteman teaches RPL 400G: The Organization and Administration of Basketball Festivals, which was created specifically to run the Gus Macker tournament. This is the third year Gus Macker has come to CMU, but it is the first time in the organization’s history that college students have had this big of a role in the event. Every aspect of the tournament has been handed over students, including those involved in event management, physical training, ROTC and marketing, Otteman said. “It’s part of a transition where it gets more and more run by students,” said Scott McNeal, CMU alumnus and founder of Gus Macker. CMU is being used as the testing grounds for a new model of tournaments designed specifically for college

students on college campuses, McNeal said. “We have seen over the last ten years less and less college students at events,” he said. McNeal hopes the new model created at CMU can be used to bring Gus Macker back to college students. Students have come up with ideas for activities beyond the three-on-three tournament, such as a three point and a dunk contest, said Meredith McIlhargey, a Macomb junior, one of the students organizing the event. McIlhargey has worked with Gus Macker in the past and said the experience has been very inspiring as well as a great way to give back to the community. “It’s not just a basketball tournament (I have learned about),” McIlhargey said. “It’s a lot more than that.”

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LOOKING FOR 1 or 2 female subleasors from early May to July 2011. The sublease can be extended from July to the end of the semester if wanted. For more information call 248-227-5288. Campus Habitat apartment behind the Cabin. Looking for female subleasor for May through July 2011 Campus Habitat, Behind the Cabin. Big Room with two windows and private bath. Contact me by (586)344-9015 or Zalew1sl@cmich.edu

Dice!s Auto Scrap. UNWANTED VEHICLES we buy them we haul them. 989-772-5428.

ROOMMATES WANTED $240 per month. Washer/ dryer cable/ internet. + security + cleaning fee. 248-496-8861.

COLLEGE PRO IS now hiring painters all across the state to work outdoors with other students. 3k- 5k with advancement opportunities. 1-888-277-9787 or www.collegepro.com.

WOODSIDE APARTMENTS, 2 bedroom, includes washer and dryer. $620 per month. Home Towne Realty 989-779-1539. Now booking for June, July & August.

SUBLEASOR NEEDED FOR MayJuly lease in University Meadows. $325/ mo plus utilities, cable and internet included in rental fee. Washer and dryer in kitchen, pets allowed. Call for info (810)471-1974.

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FAMILY LOOKING FOR 3 to 4 bedroom house with option to buy near Mt. Pleasant and Rosebush. Would like at least a one car garage and a fenced in yard for our dogs. Please call Conni at 989-828-6132.

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for summer painting for student houses and Apts. Availability M- F 8- 5 is required. Apply at Lexington Ridge office, 3700 E. Deerfield Rd. F- 1.

CLIENT SUPPORT SPECIALIST Part-time position (16 hrs/week; mostly weekends, third shift (midnight 8 AM). Providing coverage for 24/7 substance abuse detox facility in Mt Pleasant. Monitor condition while providing safe place for a person to go through withdrawal, help prepare individuals to begin treatment. Provide compassionate care and supervision of 6 clients, maintain healthy boundaries, instill hope. Associates degree, education in social work/psychology and/or medical training (i.e. EMT, CENA); 2-4 yrs experience. $10-12/hour. People in recovery strongly encouraged to apply. Send cover letter & resume to sprice@1016.org or fax to 989.631.0242 Email sprice@1016.org A PICTURE IS WORTH a thousand words! Add an picture to your ad for $1.00 per issue! CM Life Classifieds • www.cm-life.com

@HELP WANTED PART TIME WORK $14.25 base-appt. Flex. Sched. customer sales/ service. no exp. nec. all ages 18 + conditons apply, call 989-747-8847. PART-TIME SUMMER EMPLOYMENT. Handy man type work call 989-772-4969 PART TIME WORK $14.25 base-appt. Flex. Sched. customer sales/ service. no exp. nec. all ages 18 + conditions apply, call 989-747-8847. Work on Mackinac Island- Make lifelong friends. The Island House Hotel and Ryba!s Fudge Shops are looking for seasonal help in all areas this summer: Front Desk, Bell Staff, Wait Staff, Sales Clerks, Kitchen, Baristas. Housing, bonus, and discounted meals. (906)847-7196. www.theislandhouse.com

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April 20, 2011