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Office professionals ratify union contract Agreement means no wage increases this academic year By Amelia Eramya Staff Reporter

A new contract with CMU office professionals will mean no wage and benefit increases for at least the first of three years. The terms of the agreement mean CMU’s 340 office professional staff can receive an increase the second and third year of the contract, determined by the wages of professional and administrative staff. Karen Bellingar, president of UAW Local 6888 and executive secretary of the school of engineering and technology, said mediation went smoothly and members voted in favor of the proposed contract Wednesday. “With all the circumstances that we are looking at, I think it’s a fairly good contract,” she said. Currently, wages for professional and administrative staff are frozen for 2010-11 fiscal year. Office professionals originally rejected a proposed

contract in June. However, Bellingar did express the disappointment she and the members had with not receiving an increase of wages for the first year of the contract. “The main thing was we did get a one and a half percent increase in our retirement funds for people hired after 1996,” Bellingar said. In 1996, the state of Michigan offered the Michigan’s Public School Employees Retirement System, a benefit plan for office professionals at CMU, Eastern Michigan University, Western Michigan University and several other institutions in Michigan who retired before then. Kevin Smart, director of employee relations, said those who could not retire or chose not to were expected to start contributing more to their retirement fund. Office professionals will receive a 1.5 percent increase in retirement funds for the second year and a .5 percent increase for the third year. “We have been at 6 percent for the last eight years,” Bellingar said. By the third year, Office

Assault outside EHS Building

By Ryan Czachorski Senior Reporter

An unprovoked assault occurred Thursday night north of the Education and Human Services Building. The assault happened around 8 p.m. and, by 10:30 p.m., no suspect had been apprehended, said CMU

Police Officer Jeff Card. “We’re definitely still in the early stages of the investigation,” he said. No information was released about the victim. The Central Alert System began sending out calls to campus at 10 p.m., alerting students of the incident. The male suspect was de-

By Maria Amante Staff Reporter

Senior Airman James A. Hansen was killed in a controlled demolition explosion in Iraq Wednesday morning. The Athens senior was majoring in public administration at CMU. He was 25. Hansen was a member of the 46th Operations Support Section at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Rich Hansen, Jr., James’s brother, said James was well-known for his carefree attitude. “He had a live-by-the-moment, make the most out of each day personality,” Rich Hansen said. James was a drummer and a runner and he completed a half marathon in Iraq on Monday, his brother said. Survivors include his brother, parents Richard, Sr. and Emily, and his grandmother, Maria Aiello. The two brothers attendAthens senior James A. Hansen was killed Wednesday morning in Iraq during a controlled demolition explosion.

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If anyone has any information on the incident, they are asked to call the CMU dispatch line at 7743081 or the tip line at 7741874. Watch cm-life.com for more information. university@cm-life.com

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scribed as approximately 6 feet tall and wearing a darkcolored, hooded sweatshirt. His race is unknown. Card said no more information could be released about the assailant. “We’re looking for anyone with information to contact us and to use caution tonight,” he said Thursday.

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Officer Scott Malloy of the CMU Police Department stops by the office of Calkins Hall director Cathy Warner Wednesday afternoon during a standard walk through CMU’s campus.

ed CMU at the same time and lived in an apartment in Deerfield Village, one of Rich’s favorite memories of his brother. “It was great because it was the first time we lived together in about four years because I moved out when ( James) was 16,” Rich said. “It was great, just to see him grow up a little bit more.” James Hansen most likely joined the military because of his father’s experience in the Air National Guard, Rich said. “My dad was in the Air National Guard and recently retired from the military,” he said. “( James) wanted to get out and see more of the world, try new things.” James was taking courses online and Rich said he was three or four courses away from his undergraduate degree. He planned to use his public administration degree to further his career within the Air Force. He was in the Airfield Management Field, and he “wanted to go as far as he could with that,” Rich said. studentlife@cm-life.com

Mount Pleasant Police Department has most calls despite jurisdiction size By Ryan Czachorski Senior Reporter

Editor’s note: Every Friday, CM Life will publish an in-depth piece, examining different issues. Area police agencies received more than 46,000 emergency calls requesting services in 2009. Just shy one call of reaching 18,000 of that total is Mount Pleasant Police, which has a smaller area of jurisdiction than both the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post. Jeff Browne, public information officer for Mount Pleasant said the MPPD’s jurisdiction lies within the city limits and they handle most cases involving the collegiate population. The amount of calls they receive

rise and fall based on where students live. “We had a lot of the young men and young women moved out to the new apartments, so we saw a dip then,“ Browne said. “But for whatever reason, the numbers seem to be coming back.” The sheriff’s department and state police combined for approximately 17,408 calls in 2009. Emergency calls for the two branches are routed through Central Dispatch and are assigned to the closest car, not a specific department. Separate numbers for the two branches were unavailable. As of Tuesday, the sheriff’s department and state police combined for about 13,100 calls so far this year and, as of last week, city police received more than 13,000. Those numbers show a projected increase in response calls for city enforce-

ment and both the county and state police. Neither Browne nor Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski could definitively pinpoint any reason the numbers varied. CMU Police received approximately 12,000 calls during 2009. Police Chief Bill Yeagley said trying to average out the data and make predictions may not be accurate, as trends

change on a day-to-day basis. “To say we get ‘x’ amount of calls a day is a bit inaccurate,” Yeagley said. “A Tuesday night and a Saturday night aren’t the same thing.”

Balancing jurisdiction Mioduszewski said his department sees a lot of calls

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Former county jail officer sues county Termination for supporting sheriff’s opponent, plaintiff says By Sammy Dubin Staff Reporter

A former Isabella County Jail officer is suing the county for more than $25,000 in damages, alleging she was fired for supporting the sheriff’s electoral opponent. Former Sgt. Susan French

said she was fired in May for supporting Deputy Kevin Dush in the 2008 election against incumbent Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski. However, officials say French was fired because of past performance-related infractions and not being truthful. “Especially with supervisors with the criminal justice system, we expect them to be honest,” Mioduszewski said. “We expect them to put in a good day’s work.” The most recently discovered job violation was found through an investigation con-

ducted by the jail’s administrator Lt. Tom Recker. Through interviews with other corrections officers, Recker determined French was allowing her shift to watch DVDs in the jail’s master control room. According to court documents, Recker allowed the watching of videos during down time as long as the viewer did not purchase them while on duty. But Recker said that was never the case. “There is no way that administration would allow (supervisors) to watch movies for

the purpose of entertainment when supervising,” he said. “There is no down time.” French declined to comment on the matter.

No confidence letter Victor J. Mastromarco, French’s attorney, said the sheriff’s department was looking for reasons to fire French. “They’re masking the real reason for firing her,” he said. The point of friction for French’s firing, he said, was

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EVENTS CALENDAR Today w Bongo Ball Mania will be from noon until 5 p.m. in the field between Finch Fieldhouse and the Heath Professions Building. w A can drive hosted by Sigma Chi will go until 5 p.m. Those wishing to donate can give canned goods to the Sigma Chi house, 604 S. Main St. w Jump for Fall sorority recruitment will be at 3 p.m. in Kelly/Shorts Stadium. w Deadline for with drawing from a first eight week class.

Saturday w Red Watch Band Toxic Drinking Prevention Program will be from noon to 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S. University Ave. w Natural Health Layman’s Course “Homeopathics� will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Naturopathic Community Center, 503 E. Broadway St.

Sunday w The 11th annual Tails and Trails Benefit Walk will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mill Pond Park. w Destination Excellence will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in Pearce 127.

Corrections Central Michigan Life has a long-standing commitment to fair and accurate reporting. It is our policy to correct factual errors. Please e-mail news@cm-life.com. Š Central Michigan Life 2010 Volume 91, Number 12

Tentative agreement reached in Tribal boundary suit Legal disputes with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe came to an end Thursday. According to published reports, the city of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, the state of Michigan and the tribe reached a tentative deal Thursday in a lawsuit regarding the extent of tribal jurisdiction within the traditional boundaries of the Isabella Reservation. In July, Federal Judge Thomas L. Ludington had delayed the start of the trial until next January while mediation efforts continued. The tribe, the state and the city had reached a deal in July. The county recently entered into the agreement. The federal lawsuit started in 2005 when the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe filed against the state of Michigan, asking a judge to order the state to recognize land inside the traditional boundaries of the Isabella Reservation as “Indian country� as defined by federal law. The Justice Department allied with the Tribe on the suit and the city of Mount Pleasant and Isabella County joined the defendant. The earliest release date for rulings on motions for summary judgment is Oct. 21, though it may be delayed until early December. BAYANET collects $424,100 worth of marijuana plants According to published reports, a five-county sting of marijuana growers resulted in 24 arrests and the seizure of 4,241 marijuana plants Wednesday. The arrested individuals are in custody accused of conducting illegal marijuana growing operations. The plant’s estimated value is $424,100. The Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team began the state police-sponsored crackdown, named the Domestic Cannabis Eradication Suppression Program, in August. Seven of the growers are Isabella County residents and 1,430 plants were collected between Isabella and Clare

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when she testified in favor of Chris Cluley at an arbitration hearing Dec. 2, 2009. Cluley, a former secretary of the corrections officers’ union, was also a supporter of Dush and, according to documents, next in line for a promotion to sergeant. The documents state Mioduszewski had an agreement with the union calling for a promotion to a vacant sergeant’s position from within the department. The sheriff decided to offer a test for promotion “organized in such a way that no reasonable applicant could pass,� the allegations said, and that the sheriff used the low test scores as a basis to hire from outside the

department. “The allegations are not factual,� Mioduszewki said. “We use a federal regulated test that most jails use; it’s nothing difficult.� Mioduszewski said in addition to the test there is also an assessment center five candidates go through with an interview process. The union filed a letter of no confidence questioning Mioduszewski in his capacity as sheriff in late 2008. After the letter was brought before county commissioners, documents stated Cluley was terminated from the corrections department for reasons that were “pretextual in nature.� French was also involved in the no-confidence letter, which Mastromarco said county officials used as a reason to dismiss her in the spring. Recker contested any allegations that French was fired on

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from Union Township, which is a more populous townships in the county because of student-inhabited apartment complexes like Lexington Ridge and Deerfield Village. “There’s also a lot of collegerelated incidents we deal with in Union Township,� Mioduszewski said The county sheriff’s department and state police both have the authority to patrol any part of Isabella County, including Mount Pleasant, though these agencies do focus heavily on the county’s 16 townships. Mioduszewski said his patrol officers will make stops

in Mount Pleasant if the case arises, but do not make it a priority. CMU Police answered a comparable number of response calls to other departments despite having the smallest jurisdiction. “The difference I see is we provide a lot of services other departments don’t provide,� Yeagley said about the resources offered to CMU students. The department offers many campus-specific services, he said, like escorting money from sporting events. He also said they are required to do a number of property checks per year.

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Robert Ervin of Mount Pleasant holds his grand daughter, Emme, 2, and tips a bottle into her mouth Wednesday morning at the Cornerstone Acres office, 1320 S. Bamber Road. Ervin, a third-generation farmer, runs the nearly 6,000-acre farm with the help of his sons, Robert and John, and cousin Kelly. They grow crops in three counties: Isabella, Gratiot and Gladwin. “Family’s my whole life,� Ervin said. “There wouldn’t be much to live for if I didn’t have family. They’re what motivate me.�

the basis of who she supported in the 2008 election. “She was not a truthful employee and had several past violations,� he said. metro@cm-life.com

Investigations Out of the 17,099 calls the MPPD received last year, 3,587 led to investigations. Browne said many calls such as noise disturbances and angry customers at bars are dealt with, but don’t necessarily require an investigation. “When you see the investigation, it’s something we’ve written a report on,� Browne said. “Every party we go to, we don’t write a report on. We also do funeral escorts. We don’t write a report on it, but we do them.� The MPPD filed the most investigations for obstructing justice, general non-criminal assistance and liquor violations in 2009. metro@cm-life.com

LIFE IN BRIEF counties, officials said. The State Police Aviation Unit provided assistance to the sting. More information will be released 11 a.m. today during a press release at the Saginaw Township Fire Department, 6171 Shattuck Road. EMU faculty reach agreement Faculty at Eastern Michigan University have voted to ratify a tentative contract giving faculty a 3 percent wage increase over two years. The EMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors approved the agreement by a 265 to 18 vote after months of negotiating, according to published reports. Terms of the two-year agreement include a 1 percent increase for the first year and

2 percent for the next year. The contract must now be approved by the university’s board of regents, which is expected to take place at its Sept. 21 meeting. SAP systems down this weekend Several online services will become unavailable this weekend as CMU undergoes a switch of its SAP system. All SAP services will be down starting 5 p.m. Friday. Course search and registration, class schedules and the pay statement display will also be unavailable as the SAP system is changed to Secure-24, a SAP hosting company. Service is expected to return at 8 a.m. Monday The university’s e-mail and Blackboard system will still be functioning correctly over the weekend.

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Online virtual charter academy a possibility for CMU Web school approved by two state universities By Melissa Torok Staff Reporter

The idea for a virtual charter school academy is being considered by administrators at CMU. Jim Goenner, executive

federal Race to the Top program. “No question — part of the future of education is going to involve distance learning,” Goenner said. Out of eight eligible universities, he said only two can have virtual charter schools because of current state legislation. The Michigan Council of Charter Schools selected Grand Valley State University and Fer-

director of charter schools, said the university is interested in an online charter after two other Michigan universities have opened them. “We are going to look at it very closely,” he said. “What’s exciting is the potential for the ability to deliver the best resources.” The virtual charters are permitted under recent reforms adopted as part of the

ris State University to open the first two. Tim Wood, special assistant to the president for charter schools of GVSU, said legislation must first be changed before more online charter schools are opened. “We hope if the pilots are successful, it will open up more in the future,” Goenner said of the first cyber charters. GVSU was approved for its

virtual charter academy in April. The Michigan Virtual Charter Academy opened Sept. 7. “We hope to provide opportunities to students and parents where there may not be an option for public schools,” Wood said. “If a student is not performing at a high level at a public school, then this is an option.” The virtual charter acad-

emy enrolls 400 students — the maximum amount set by legislation. The cyber charter school is operated through K-12, Inc., a Virginia-based company that has cyber charter schools in 28 states, serving 65,000 students. Regina Umpstead, assistant professor of educational leadership at CMU,

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Academic facilities at Towers open after flooding Media center still closed as repairs continue By Brian Barton Staff Reporter

Although heavy rain damaged the basement of the north Towers residence halls in August, most repairs are now finished and two academic centers have been reopened. Rain poured into the media center, writing center and mathematics tutoring center, damaging floors and shutting the rooms down for weeks. Students were able to return to the math and writing centers Monday, but work is still being carried out on the media center. John Fisher, associate vice president of Residences and Auxiliary Services, said the total cost of damages is still undetermined. “We’re still collecting invoices as they come in from companies,” Fisher said. Jessica Ebels, director of academic space and remodeling, said reports of the flood water were made to the CMU Police Department Aug. 11. The rain water came in through leaking windows above the basement and damage was mostly limited to the carpet. “The water reached six inches overnight, but the basement wasn’t completely destroyed,” said Kim Voisin, assistant director of Residence Life. “The computers in the media center were fine, but the carpet and trim throughout the basement were replaced.” Returning students living in the Towers residence halls were not seriously affected by the flooding, she said. “The mathematics center was moved to a classroom in Kulhavi, but the media and writing centers were closed,” Voisin said. This week, maintenance workers continued work in the newly-carpeted media center, including placing new desks. The same flood in August caused several different problems around campus, said Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management. The mechanical building in Carey Hall was flooded with two to three feet of water, he said. university@cm-life.com

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Provost E. Gary Shapiro converses in his Warriner Hall office with David Freed, a temporary faculty member in master of science administration. Shapiro and the MSA faculty members discussed the program and strategic planning.

Gary Shapiro remains at CMU through decades of changes By Carisa Seltz | Senior Reporter

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ary Shapiro came to CMU for what he thought was a pit stop in his budding career as a sociology professor. Fast-forward 30 years and Shapiro is now provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “I just stayed and stayed and stayed,” he said. The provost works with leadership among the academic divisions and provides direction and support to faculty and staff. Though every year has a full agenda, Shapiro said this one is especially “jam-packed.” Shapiro’s enduring relationship with CMU started as a professor in the sociology department after he relocated from the University of Iowa in 1978. In 1986, Shapiro was asked to conduct research for offcampus programs because of his expertise with research methods and statistics. A string of opportunities opened up for him after. Shapiro was then director

of Institutional Research and later the associate vice provost of Institutional Research and Planning, before becoming associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “I wanted to get back to a position closer to students and faculty,” Shapiro said. Shapiro became the dean of College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences in 1997 after serving as the interim registrar.

He was appointed as interim provost in 2007 after Tom Storch’s departure and again in 2009 after Julia Wallace left for a provost position at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. University President George Ross officially appointed Shapiro to his current position in April. His position is the most demanding job Shapiro has ever had but he enjoys it nonetheless, he said. “One of the things I like about the job is that each day is a little bit different,” he said. “Different problems arise, different initiatives occur and I love the variability of what I do.” Pamela Gates, interim dean of CHSBS, said Shapiro has high expectations and sets high standards for those who work for him and himself. “He has been an outstanding mentor and teacher to me,” she said, “and I have learned a great deal from him about all aspects of administration.”

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Provost Gary Shapiro sits in a meeting with vice provosts Wednesday morning in Warriner Hall. Shapiro started working at CMU as an assistant professor of sociology in fall 1978 and was officially named provost in April of 2010 after being named interim provost in 2007 and 2009.

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U.S. oil dependency, gulf spill impact center of Speak Up, Speak Out forum Panelists, audience members discuss alternative energy By Annie Harrison Staff Reporter

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Mount Pleasant resident Jeffrey Ellis, a former BP freelance surveyor, speaks to the panel during the Speak Up, Speak Out forum on the BP oil spill Wednesday in the Bovee University Center Auditorium.

The issues of U.S. oil dependence and the ecological impact of the recent Gulf Coast oil spill might not be typical evening conversation. But that didn’t stop the

Speak Up, Speak Out forum, “BP and the Big Spill: At What Cost Oil?” Wednesday from drawing students, faculty and Mount Pleasant residents interested in the issue from both environmental and business perspectives. Ed Hinck, a communications and dramatic arts professor, facilitated the debate in front of about 250 people at the Bovee University Center auditorium. Martin Steinbis, a CMU

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alumnus who worked as a geologist in the oil industry for 30 years, began the discussion by explaining the drilling technology oil companies use and the problems that can occur with it. He said BP lost control of the well because the pipes could not contain the high-pressure gas and the blow-out preventer didn’t work. “It was essentially the perfect storm,” he said. “Literally eight back-up systems failed.” The panelists besides Stein-

bis were Tom Rohrer, director of the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems; Jeff Drury, assistant professor of communications and dramatic arts; John Porter, a Coleman sophomore and College Republicans vice chairman; and Heather Kendrick, assistant philosophy and religion professor. The panel also debated the advantages and disadvantages of adopting an alternative

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

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Jake Bolitho University Editor | Maryellen Tighe, Metro Editor | Aaron McMann, Sports Editor

EDITORIAL | Recent agreement for office professionals undervalues CMU employees

New contract same as old

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he agreement reached between CMU and its office professionals means very little is changing for the employees under contract.

Despite several frustrating months of negotiations putting pressure on the university, office professionals are seeing a 2-percent increase in retirement funds over three years and a slight change to the way wages are tied to those of the professional and administrative staff. It is hard to expect a raise in this economic environment, but the way office professionals’ chances to receive raises are determined is unfair.

Office professionals receive raises when professional and administrative staff receive wages. In simple terms, office professional staff make less money than professional and administrative staff, so pay raises are more critical to how they make a living. Any raise would be more critical to an office professional making yearly wages in five figures than an administrator making six figures. Arguments could be made that

the office professionals came out on top since their wages are not being cut this year, as budget concerns tighten spending across the university. Whenever there is a contract dispute with the university, the party in question will stress their importance to the university, be it faculty, administrators or any other group. Particularly with office professionals, the services they provide are instrumental to the university and its operational infrastructure. With this contract negotiation ending up essentially a continuation of the previous, there is likely to be a considerable amount of

pressure for a raise in wages at the end of this contract’s three years. If they were to get into a strike situation, a huge part of the university’s operations would stop. These employees are vital to the smooth operation of this institution. This university needs to take care of this particular pool of employees and give them enough compensation to keep them here and working. In the negotiation of the next contract, the biggest issue may be the ability for office professionals to negotiate for raises independent of the professional and administrative staff. If current economic trends continue, the next round could be tense. The ball is going to be in the court of the office professionals after this contract expires.

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Sienna Monczunski Columnist

Fight illiteracy Illiteracy is a problem not discussed often enough that still runs rampant through society. While recently catching up with a childhood friend, I learned that she currently attends a community college in my hometown of Detroit. Her classes, one in particular, a basic English course, contain many people in their mid- to late20s. She said when it came time to read aloud, these adults stumbled over words like “acceptable” and “multiply.” She found this quite funny, but I found it unsettling. I racked my brain at the thought of an adult having trouble reading simple words. How does this happen? As a proud Google abuser, I decided to do some research, and came across the term “functional illiteracy.” It looked like a contradiction; how can one function and not know how to read or write? Dictionary.com defines it as someone who has reading and writing skills insufficient for ordinary practical needs. According to the National Right to Read Foundation, 42 million adults cannot read at all. So then I wondered about the frightening numbers in my hometown. The Detroit Literacy Coalition reports that 47 percent of metro Detroit residents are functionally illiterate. I read on about the faulty educational system and poverty level and all that hoopla but it still didn’t make sense to me. A person is aware if they have trouble reading. Some of the blame has to be placed on the individual. Many people just don’t seek help until they realize that they have lost their job and have trouble finding a new one, or when they realize that they cannot help their children with homework. Parenting may not be on many of our minds, but our generation has to stomp out this terrible misfortune. Children tend to copy what they see in their environment, and if they have parents who just do not read, they will follow suit.

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The fire drill that cried ‘wolf’ If you were walking past Dow at about 10:15 today, you’d notice a few hundred people outside, and a few police and university vehicles. Those of us that were exiting the building assumed it was just a drill, so we took our time. However, only a handful noticed that the alarm next to the door actually had been pulled, and heard the sirens approaching the building. When we got outside, there was no room to move. People were huddled next to the building outside the door. I had a good 50 to 75 people still behind me inside the building. A few

students announced that we had to move farther, but we couldn’t. It was not until a faculty member came out and yelled at us to move 100 feet away from the building that people decided to move and make room for the others. If this building were actually on fire, many people would have been trapped inside. If a lab had caught fire, only a small number of people would be aware. The rest would just assume it was a drill, and take their sweet time leaving the building. Today’s incident may have been someone pulling a prank, or there could have been a

classroom on fire. We go through so many fire drills from the time we are little, but few of us ever experience a scenario where we must escape a fire. People need to be aware that those alarms you are hearing may be for a real reason, not just a test. Use common sense when exiting a building — you’re probably not the last person to exit, and you ARE endangering someone’s life. Rebecca Hodson Manistee junior

C M Y o u Do you register your bike through the CMU Police department? Why or why not?

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“I don’t want to go (to the police station) and register it, I have no time.” Tianqi Lu,

China junior

“I don’t think it’s all that necessary. I feel safe with my lock.”

“No, it’s probably a good idea, I might consider it. I lock it up.”

Veronica Orta,

Eric Deason,

Mount Pleasant freshman

Bloomfield Hills freshman

“No, I live just off campus and have a lock.” Anthony Earley,

Okemos senior

Ashley Kennett Columnist

Do not ignore signs of suicide What do people always seem to say whenever they have heard the shocking and heartbreaking news that someone they know or once knew has committed suicide? “I never saw this coming” or “I wish there was something I could have done.” What people often do not understand is that there are almost always red flags. Anyone on this earth is capable of reaching out and turning someone’s life around. You could be the one person who made a person decide not to end their life. Is this a tremendous responsibility? Yes. But it shouldn’t feel like one. It should be natural to want to help people in need, and to see past whatever behaviors they could be exhibiting that could be clouding our judgment of this person, and see them exactly for who they are: someone who needs help. It is amazing to me how taboo suicide still remains. People don’t want the responsibility of being the one to bring it up, or they believe the myth that if they talk about it, it will give them ideas. They instead sweep things under the rug because it’s easier to do. These are often good people, but it seems that a lot of times misinformation, denial or mistaking behaviors as simply attention-seeking come into play, preventing people from reaching out to those who need them the most. Of course, it is always ultimately up to the person who is contemplating suicide whether or not they want to end their life. It is their choice, and depending on whether or not they are actively seeking help, the unfortunate reality is that there will always be cases where the decision may not be able to be reversed in time. I can personally say that I have benefitted greatly from expressing concern for an acquaintance through a simple Facebook message. I cannot say that I am the sole reason this person changed their life around, but knowing that I reached out, even though I barely knew the person, wasn’t just an option to me — I felt it was my duty as a human being. Anything you can do to relate, to give resources, to assure them that they aren’t alone in this, are of immeasurable value. Simply put, it can never hurt to reach out. It is far better to know that you did what you could to help someone than to live with regret because you never said a word.

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is excited by the idea of an online charter school. “With our charter schools, we are innovative and to be on the cutting edge of virtual learning is really great for our school,” Umpstead

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Cadets prepare for military at contracting ceremony ROTC students accepted into U.S. Army By Heather Lawrence Staff Reporter

Parents sat on the sidelines dabbing the corners of their eyes with handkerchiefs Wednesday as they watched their sons and daughters pin the prestigious gold bar under their name tags. Cadets accepted the honor and along with it a very challenging, grueling military career. The contracting ceremony has been a tradition ingrained in CMU’s ROTC program over the years, where students are officially accepted into the U.S. Army.

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energy system. Rohrer said alternative energy would be a big investment of time and money, but it is necessary to conserve fossil fuels. He said new energy programs would also create jobs in America. “Clean energy is patriotic,” he said. Porter said some people do not want to invest in alternative energy because the results are uncertain and there is no guaranteed return.

“I am ready for the commitment,” said Clarkston freshman Derek Booker. Eleven cadets signed the official contract in Finch Fieldhouse. Lt. Will Williams, ROTC enrollment and scholarship officer, said the ceremony is offered twice a semester and is available to any cadet enrolled in the ROTC program. Contracting is the second step in the multi-step process of graduating from the program at CMU. Afterward, cadets receive a monthly stipend for their commitment. They must stay enrolled in ROTC classes to be commissioned as a second lieutenant upon graduation. Cadets must also maintain a 3.5 grade point average and attend a four-week training camp in Washington. Their

participation in a Leadership Development Assessment Course between their sophomore and junior year is also required. The cadets stood in formation as they took the oath to fully devote themselves to the commitment of a lifetime. “It is the most proud moment of my life,” said Lake Orion junior Joe Graffeo. “I get to serve my country and I couldn’t be happier.” For Kimberley Hammons, the mother of St. Clair Shores senior Heather Hammons, her daughter receiving the pin was a moment to never forget. “She is following in her father’s footsteps,” Kimberley Hammons said. “I could cry, I am so proud of her.”

The U.S. currently imports 78 percent of its crude oil, Steinbis said. He said Americans have not yet made a commitment to alternative energy because they do not want to make a sacrifice, despite having the resources available. “We’re not land-constrained, we’re not energy-constrained,” he said. “We just haven’t dealt with these problems.” Jeffrey Ellis, a Mount Pleasant resident and freelance BP surveyor, attended the forum and said people will eventually have to make sacrifices to avoid fossil fuel dependency. “The bottom line is, unless you cut consumption, there’s no way in heck we’re going to

get away from this,” Ellis said. Merlyn Mowrey, chairwoman of the SUSO organizing committee, said she was impressed with the discussion and she believes many important questions were addressed. “There was a lot of expertise on the panel and in the audience,” said Mowrey, an associate professor of philosophy and religion. Hinck said he was surprised at how informed the audience was. “I thought the members of the forum asked good questions,” he said. “I just hope they continue raising these issues.”

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Achievements Shapiro helped create a budget system called “responsibility center management,” which he said provides flexibility in the decision-making process at universities to benefit the campus community. The system is now used at 20 to 40 different universities around the country since it was first introduced

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Professionals will be at 8 percent until it can go higher, she said. Although wages were not increased, both Bellingar and Smart said they understood the reasoning. Smart cited the national and state economy and

said. “It’s hard to imagine replacing the traditional environment.” Goenner said he is looking at research to determine how a virtual charter school will impact students. He said there is a lot of value in being able to interact with other students in a traditional in-person class atmoshphere.

Umpstead also sees a concern for communication through her experience teaching an online public school law course at CMU. “How do you get to know them when you’re not actually seeing face-to-face?” Umpstead said.

in 1997, he said. Shapiro also said he’s proud to help internationalize the campus, reverse the decline in graduate enrollment and increase it, while reversing grade inflation. Dean of Students Bruce Roscoe said Shapiro has a reputation of listening carefully, making good decisions and standing by them. “As provost, he has brought stability and confidence to the position in that office,” Roscoe said.

Gates said Shapiro’s degree of commitment supports and advances the programs across all academic colleges. “He has a big job,” she said. “But those of us in the academic division know that he is the best person for the job and I am very pleased that he was given this leadership role and opportunity.”

unemployment specifically. He also said the rate of graduating high school seniors is decreasing, causing universities to question the rate of incoming freshmen classes and revenue. “Demographically, over the next eight years that pool of high school graduating seniors will be shrinking,” Smart said. The contract will become effective once University President George Ross rati-

fies both the contract and recommendation sent by Smart. It is set to expire June 30, 2013. “The important thing to recognize is the mediator helped both parties to find a way to mutually trust each other to do the right thing,” Smart said.

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Aiding the Elderly

Peck senior Megan Wedge laughs with Village of Rosebush Manor resident Ronald â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mickeyâ&#x20AC;? McDonald, as he tells her stories from his past after finishing dinner. Wedge, who has built close relationships within the senior living community, describes McDonald as one of its most social and animated residents.

CMU student volunteers, finds passion through work at Rosebush senior living community Photo and story by Sara Winkler Staff photographer

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egan Wedge never would have guessed the woman she rang up groceries for at Meijer in August would soon become her boss. Ruth Freebury, owner of the Village of Rosebush Manor, a non-profit senior living community just north of Mount Pleasant, remembered the Peck senior as extremely friendly and pleasant that day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked her if she liked her job,â&#x20AC;? Freebury said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She told me what she liked about the job and not the negative; she gave the right answer.â&#x20AC;? Freebury, who said putting a positive spin on things is a quality she looks for in a person, then told Wedge about working at the senior living community and handed her a business card.

Wedge said she enjoys working at Rosebush Manor because of how personal the environment and staff are. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the one-on-one. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a people person,â&#x20AC;? Wedge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I actually want to come to work.â&#x20AC;? Taking care of and helping out others is not a new concept for the third-year mentor in CMUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Year Experience course. Wedge applied to be a mentor her junior year and loved it ever since she started. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just knowing that I helped them finish their first year is a big difference,â&#x20AC;? Wedge said. As an FYE mentor, Wedge required her students complete a certain amount of volunteer hours to gain experience in helping out around the community. She encouraged them

to visit the senior living community as part of their service. Wedge was happy when two or three of her students decided to accompany her this weekend to spend time with the elderly to complete some of their hours. She said she has had no difficulty getting along with the staff and building relationships with the residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(My co-workers) are all really nice and really helpful,â&#x20AC;? Wedge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to give my input and let it be heard. Ruth is really open to ideas.â&#x20AC;? The 22-year-old entrepreneurship major has some ideas of her own. She relates the type of work she does at Rosebush Manor to her ideal career in the future and plans on opening up a business of her own. Working with the 26 resi-

dents Rosebush Manor houses has allowed Wedge to do the type of work she enjoys the most. Playing bingo, checkers, scrabble and even Nintendo Wii video games are only a few of the activities she enjoys doing with the elderly. Wedge believes simple conversation, however, is what the residents value the most from her and other staff members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think anybody who works here is able to make an impact just by socializing,â&#x20AC;? Wedge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get to know the residents and hear their stories; they love company.â&#x20AC;? Freebury said the passion Wedge has for helping others was exactly what she was looking for when she decided to hire her. She believes Wedge, along with other young staff mem-

bers, brings enthusiasm, a different perspectives and outside interests to make the residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; days more cheerful and exciting. Although Wedge is constantly busy and has always held two jobs while attending school, she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be happier with what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplished and the differences she has made in the lives of others. The almost-graduate, who has changed her major four times, said looking back to the beginning of her education she never would have guessed all of the things she is doing today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish that people would know things that they can do later on,â&#x20AC;? Wedge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a whole new world.â&#x20AC;? photo@cm-life.com

Unitarian church group buys old Art Reach building Historic structure well-suited to fellowshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs By Randi Shaffer Senior Reporter

A local religious group will soon have more room to gather and celebrate their faith. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan has bought a wing of a building at 319 S. University Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

a space previously owned by Art Reach of Mid Michigan. Former group president Gisela Moffit said the fellowship has rented its current location for the past eight years and jumped at the opportunity to purchase the building as soon as they received notice. The UUFCM has a congregation of 64 members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a wonderful opportunity for us here to buy it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were already in the building and found out about it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect for us.â&#x20AC;?

Guy Newland, also former president, said the old Art Reach building is suitable for UUFCMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expansion because of the initial purpose of the building. It was originally constructed as a private home in the 1870s before being converted into a Christian Science Center study church. It was located next door to the first Unitarian Universalist location in Mount Pleasant, which is the current location of the Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S.

University Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the second time there has been a Unitarian Universalist church in Mount Pleasant,â&#x20AC;? Newland said. UUFCM President Mary Alsager said construction has been ongoing since the acquisition of the new space. However, the fellowship has been able to remain open throughout the expansion and renovations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being done during the week and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to hold our weekend services

on Sunday,â&#x20AC;? Alsager said. The construction was planned in phases. The first phase is scheduled for completion in October and the second phase should be complete in February. Alsager said there are four planned phases overall. Moffit said the finished space will contain a fellowship hall, space for child education services and a new baby grand Steinway piano. UUFCM will even purchase leftover chairs from Art Reach for use in its

services. So far, renovations are following schedule. Moffit said the roofing has been redone and small tasks such as carpeting, painting and minor repairs remain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am ecstatic,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wanted to have a home of our own. We thought it was in the distant future. This opportunity fell into our lap and we took a leap of faith and purchased it.â&#x20AC;? metro@cm-life.com

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CMU-EMU rivalry moves to Ypsilanti Andy Schmitt set NCAA records in 2008 as Eagles beat Chippewas By John Evans Senior Reporter

MEETIng enos ‘Hey coach, I’m Joe. Remember me?’ Dan Enos remembered Joe Kinville. He remembered the big frame, the thick eyebrows and the athletic ability from recruiting Joe at Catholic Central as an assistant at Michigan State and, truth be told, he was hoping that Joe would show up.

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Central Michigan football head coach Dan Enos isn’t looking past Saturday’s game at Eastern Michigan. For the first time since 2003, CMU opened Mid-American Conference play with a loss. “They are in state and there isn’t one around here who is taking it lightly,” Enos said. “We are 0-1 in the MAC and we do not want to be 0-2 Our sense of urgency is high right now.” Also working against the Chippewas is their recent history of playing Dan Enos EMU. Ypsilanti has proven to be a trap for CMU. EMU has made a name for themselves within the Mount Pleasant community, beating the Chippewas three out of the last five years, intensifying the rivalry between both schools. The rivalry will continue at 4 p.m. Saturday at Rynearson Stadium as the Chippewas look to improve to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-American Conference. Last year, Dan LeFevour and company would not allow EMU to ruin its homecoming celebration, defeating the Eagles 56-8 in dominating fashion. In 2008, EMU quarterback Andy Schmitt set an NCAA record by completing 58 passes on 80 attempts, helping the Eagles to a 56-52 shootout win in Ypsilanti. EMU came into Kelly/Shorts Stadium in 2007 and defeated the Chippewas 48-45 in a heartbreaking loss for then-sophomore quarterback Dan LeFevour. Regardless of either team’s overall record, the team’s annual meeting remains a rivalry. “They play us harder than any team we play,” said senior linebacker Nick Bellore. “This is a rivalry game and we have to approach it like we are playing Western.” Bellore practiced on Wednesday for the first time this week and is expected to be on the field Saturday. He suffered an ankle sprain last Thursday in CMU’s 13-10 overtime loss at Temple. “We are going to see how practice goes and see how he feels but he will be a game-time decision,” Enos said. “I know this, if he is able to play he will play, that’s the type of competitor he is.” This week will mark the first Saturday game for the Chippewas this season after starting the year with back-to-back Thursday night games. It was perfect timing for the ex-

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Joe Kinville stands on the sideline during CMU’s 13-10 loss against Temple last week. Kinville has recorded three tackles and one sack in the first two games of the 2010 season.

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Freshman linebacker Michael Kinville, left, lines up behind his older brother Joe, a sophomore defensive end, after practice Wednesday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Joe Kinville quit the team during his freshman season under the direction of former head coach Butch Jones. He decided to rejoin the team under current head coach Dan Enos. “I came back to play and set an example for my younger brother,” Joe Kinville said.

BACK IN THE SADDLE

Relationship with younger brother, love of game brings Joe Kinville back to CMU football team By Anthony Fenech Senior Reporter

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e wasn’t thinking about football, not while fishing and not while hunting on his buddy’s property in Clare, and certainly not while living the college life. Joe Kinville wasn’t thinking about football. He swears. “I was happy with my decision,” he said. “And I didn’t regret leaving for a minute.”

No, the Central Michigan sophomore defensive end wasn’t thinking about football last January, while driving south on U.S. 127 in his white Ford F-150, on the way to his little brother’s wrestling tournament. But football was thinking about him. And so was his little brother. “It was overwhelming,” Kinville said. “It all just came back at a moment. I wanted to play.” Just a year after leaving the Chippewas as a redshirt freshman following the 2008 Motor City Bowl, Joe Kinville wanted to play again. He admits a return first started creeping into his head when head coach Dan Enos began recruiting his younger brother Mike, and he’ll tell you his departure had nothing to do with the previous coaching staff, but whatever it was that was keeping Kinville away from football, whatever it was

that was keeping him in the gym and off the football field, it disappeared on that long stretch of two-lane highways to Lansing. “Everything clicked,” he saidWednesday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium, just a few days before his third consecutive start of the season at a position he’s known for a whole nine months. “I lost sight of how much I loved the game.” So he walked into a wrestling tournament in Holt and told his parents and couple of others. Shortly thereafter, Mike, a Detroit Catholic Central senior just minutes from a Division 1 high school match in front of Eastern Michigan football coaches, found out from a teammate that his older brother was coming back to football. Then he heard it from his brother. “I’m going to play,” Joe said. “Now you need to come up to Central.” Needless to say, Mike took home first place that day. “I was really excited,” Mike Kinville said. “I’ve always been playing because he was playing.” Now, they would be playing together.

CMU ‘rejuvenated’ for games against UDM, IU this weekend By Josh Berenter Staff Reporter

After losing two straight games for the first time in over a year, the Central Michigan women’s soccer team gets back into action this weekend when it plays the last two games of a five-game road trip. The Chippewas head to Detroit to play the University of Detroit-Mercy at 4 p.m. today before heading to Bloomington, Ind., to play Indiana at 1 p.m. Sunday. CMU hasn’t played since Sept. 4 and head coach Tom Anagnost said his team used this week as an opportunity to train harder. “We treated this week more like a second training camp,” he said. “We trained and worked out some things that we thought were necessary. It will be good for us to get out there and play against another team again.” Anagnost said his team is banged

up at several positions, but thinks the week off rejuvenated his team and got them prepared to face a Detroit team that it defeated 2-0 in Mount Pleasant last season. “We addressed a few things that needed to be addressed, and we’re prepared for the game tomorrow,” he said. UDM’s soccer field is an artificial surface, which is something the Chippewas aren’t used to playing on. To prepare, the team has been practicing on the turf bay in the Indoor Athletic Complex the past few days. CMU has struggled on offense so far this season, only putting five balls in the back of the net. Freshman forward Nicole Samuel leads the team in points, goals and shots. She said she is always looking to be aggressive to help the team win. “I just try to make chances for myself as well as my teammates,” she said. “I just try to get forward and

create as many opportunities as possible.” The lack of offensive production is not because the team isn’t getting chances. CMU has outshot its opponents 98-46 in five games this season and Samuel said she thinks her team is close to breaking through with an offensive surge. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been dominant. CMU boasts a Mid-American Conference best 0.60 goals against average. Although the defense stumbled against West Virginia, allowing a goal in 85th minute, sophomore defender Bailey Brandon said they haven’t lost their focus. “There were some points we needed to fine tune as a team, and we were fortunate enough to have two weeks to do that,” she said. “We take a lot of pride in what we do. We just need to play our game and relax.” After facing the Titans, CMU looks

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Freshman forward Nicole Samuel chases the ball downfield against IPFW on Aug. 22. Samuel leads the team in points, goals and shots. “I just try to make chances for myself as well as my teammates,” she said.

for revenge against Indiana after suffering a 1-0 loss to the Hoosiers last season in Bloominton. Brandon said the team was not proud of their performance a year ago and they have something to prove this year.

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Pos. No. Name QB 8 Alex Gillett RB 22 Dwayne Priest 26 Corey Welch WR 1 Thomas Kinsman 89 Josh LeDuc 84 Trey Hunter TE 81 Ben Thayer LT 76 Bridger Buche LG 72 Andrew Sorgatz C 78 Eric Davis RG 70 Corey Watman RT 65 Dan DeMaster

Defense

Pos. No. Name DE 43 Devon Davis 95 Kalonji Kashama DT 94 Jabar Westerman 56 Ryan Leonard MLB 42 Marcus English SLB 57 Tim Fort WLB 40 Neal Howey CB 19 Arrington Hicks 31 Marcell Rose 3 Willie Williams FS 2 Latarrius Thomas 14 Brandon Pratt SS 10 Ryan Downard 33 Alex Bellfy

Class So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr.

Class So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So.

Specialists

Pos. No. Name Class P 37 Jay Karutz Fr. K 97 Sean Graham So. PR 10 Ryan Downard Sr. KR 26 Corey Welch Jr.

Quotable Comment ... KINVILLE| continued from 1B

And he did, on this cold, January day inside the warmth of Enos’ newly-occupied office in the Indoor Athletic Complex. “I was wondering if I could walk on the team,” he said. “Well Joe,” Enos asked, “Didn’t you didn’t quit once already?” The nervous college sophomore nodded his head. “So what makes us think you’re not going to come out here and quit again? You’re going to have to give us a pretty good reason.” That reason lies somewhere in the knit-tight family life of the Kinvilles, a working-class family from Northville, and someplace in the sometimes-lonely world of a football player without a football field to play on. “He just wasn’t happy,” said Mike Kinville. “He’s always been playing and when you’re not playing, it’s kind of tough.” And tough is an embedded characteristic of the Kinville brothers, both successful wrestlers in high school. “They’re workers, coming from a blue-collar, salt of the

Dwayne Priest- RB Profile P r i e s t rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns in EMU’s 31-27 loss against Army on Sept. 4. However, he was shut down last week against Miami, amassing just eight yards on the ground.

Profile Gillett, a sophomore, enters the game 22-of39 for 202 yards and three touchdowns. He also leads the team in rushing with 163 yards. Why to watch Gillett is a guy who can create his own play, through the air or on the ground.

Why to watch Priest leads a revamped running attack under English.

Bridger Buche- LT Profile T h e 6-foot-3, 312pound junior missed all of 2009 with a hip injury. Started as a tight end in 2007, but was moved to the offensive line. Why to watch Buche was named a preseason All-Mid-American Conference honorable mention by Phil Steele.

C e n t r a l M i c h ig a n C h ipp e w a s Ryan Radcliff- QB

Nick Bellore- LB Profile Bellore is in his senior season and has started in 43 consecutive games at linebacker.

Profile After having a subpar game against Temple last week, Radcliff looks for a breakout game against the Eagles. Why to watch This is a perfect opportunity for Radcliff to improve on his pass game after struggling against Temple last week.

Why to watch Bellore suffered a sprained right ankle in last week’s game against Temple. He sat out practice early this week and CMU head coach Dan Enos called him ‘day-to-day’ for Saturday.

Zurlon Tipton- RB Profile Tipton, a s o p h o m o re, returns after serving a twogame suspension for a violation of team policy. Why to watch Tipton showed great promise in summer workouts and preseason camp. He is currently the No. 3 back on the depth chart, but could move up.

Chippewas

Offense

Defense

Pos. No. Name Class QB 8 Ryan Radcliff So. RB 29 Carl Volny Sr. 6 Paris Cotton Jr. WR 11 Cody Wilson So. 81 Jerry Harris So. 1 Kito Poblah Sr. TE 82 David Blackburn Jr. LT 73 Jake Olson So. LG 66 Jeff Maddux Sr. C 63 Colin Miller Sr. RG 65 Darren Keyton So. RT 78 Rocky Weaver Jr.

Pos. No. Name DE 93 Joe Kinville 99 Caesar Rodriguez 56 Kashawn Fraser DT 54 Sean Murnane 94 John Williams MLB 46 Matt Berning WLB 43 Nick Bellore SLB 32 Alex Smith CB 24 LaVarus Williams 2 Lorenzo White 22 Vince Agnew 25 Anthony Hollis FS 9 Bobby Seay 40 John Carr SS 4 Jahleel Addae 44 Dannie Bolden

Class So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr.

Specialists

Pos. No. Name P 96 Brett Hartmann K 10 David Harman PR 11 Cody Wilson KR 3 Taylor Bradley

Class Sr. Sr. So. Jr.

“We a re 1-1 in the MAC and we do not want to be 0-2. Our sense of urgency is hig h rig ht now.”

earth type of family,” Enos said. And as the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. But Joe Kinville’s reason wasn’t tough. It wasn’t about hard hits, sacking quarterbacks or glory on the gridiron. “Coach,” Joe said. “My kid brother is coming here to play football. What type of example would I be setting if I didn’t do the same thing and work just as hard?” And with that, Joe Kinville was back on the CMU football team. Change of heart To say Joe Kinville never thought about football, ever, during his hiatus from the sport as he lived the college experience would be inaccurate. He thought about football on Friday nights as he sat in the stands with his family and watched Mike dart sideline-tosideline, and he thought about football when he reminisced about how his little brother would mimic big brother on the field as they grew up. “Man,” he would think those nights. “He’s out there playing and I’m not.” And it irked him. “It was different,” he said. “I had the chance to play and quit. That’s not a good example to set

-CMU head coach Dan Enos

for your little brother.” So after Enos’ blessing, which included the not-to-be overlooked remarks about needing a defensive end the upcoming fall, and thinking the now 6-foot-2, 248-pound player would look mighty fine putting on a few more pounds, Joe Kinville got to work on setting the example straight. In the weight room this winter, Enos said that Joe Kinville, “Drove in that first day and worked as hard as anybody.” Throughout the spring and summer, the former linebacker worked and worked to transition to the defensive line, and on Sept. 2, Joe Kinville recorded his first collegiate sack in his first collegiate start, completing an unlikely journey from redshirt freshman to out of football and back. “He seems happy now that he’s back playing football,” Mike Kinville said. Older brother agrees. “Having the time off made me a stronger player,” he said. “Now I’m back. I’ve missed it, I know I need it and I have both feet in now.” These days, Joe Kinville is back to thinking about football. sports@cm-life.com

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tra days of rest and practice after Bellore suffered his ankle injury. Enos and Bellore both agreed that it has been a good week at practice. “We get an extra day of preparation and it’s nice to get on a normal schedule,” Bellore said. “We also get an extra day of rest, so it has been a great week for us.” A win on Saturday would be CMU’s first win in Ypsilanti since the 2006 season, when the Chippewas beat EMU 24-17 in overtime. Tipton returns, Harman takes over kicking game Redshirt freshman Zurlon Tipton will play in his first game of the 2010 season after serving a twogame suspension for a violation of team policy. Tipton is currently listed third at running back on the team’s depth chart, behind senior Carl Volny

and junior Paris Cotton. The Chippewas will turn field goal and point-after attempt duties over to redshirt freshman kicker David Harman, who kicked a game tieing field goal with just over a minute to go in last week’s game. Former kicker Paul Mudgett went 1-for-5 in the first two games and was pulled last week against Temple. sports@cm-life.com

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Cross country team runs Spartan Invitational today

Football: Opposing team

By Matt Herrod Staff Reporter

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The Chippewas will play Eastern Michigan at 4 p.m. Saturday at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti. The stadium seats 30,200.

English hopes for first win Saturday against Chippewas By John Manzo Staff Reporter

Head coach Ron English is in his second season at Eastern Michigan and is still looking for his first win. Eastern Michigan (0-2, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) began the 2010 season similar to last season. The Eagles went 0-12, at the bottom of the Football Bowl Subdivision. Despite a full rebuilding program, they have competed much better this season compared to 2009. English believes a win against rival Central Michigan on Saturday would be huge for the EMU fans, team, and faculty. “Any win, we’ll celebrate here and let’s hope to celebrate this weekend,” he said. “We’re playing a fine, fine CMU team and the challenge will be extremely tough.” To make the celebration happen, the Eagles will rely on a balanced attack that featured 285 yards rushing in their 31-27 loss against Army and followed with 256 yards

passing in the loss against Miami (OH) last week. Behind these statistics are sophomore quarterback Alex Gillett and senior running back Dwayne Priest. The dual-threat Gillett is 22for-39 for 202 yards and three touchdowns with as many interceptions. He has also rushed 32 times for 163 yards and a touchdown. Despite Gillett’s dual-threat presence, Priest is still getting his share of carries. He’s rushed 34 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns this season. The bulk of his workload came against Army, when he rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Sporadic performances like Priest’s proved costly in Eastern Michigan’s first two games. Sophomore wide receiver Kingsman Thomas had his share of inconsistent play as well, being completely shut down against Army, but regrouping with four receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns against Miami. “We didn’t play good enough

to win, made too many errors and the turnover margin was bad,” English said. “It was minus-two each game. We haven’t played well enough to win.” Turning over the football has been another key factor in EMU’s 0-2 start to 2010. In retrospect, CMU has forced four turnovers in their first two games. Both team’s look to win their first MAC game of the season. “We’ve got to get our get ourselves back to 1-1 in the MAC, and this is a MAC West game as well so there’s a lot at stake for both teams,” said CMU head coach Dan Enos. Despite a 56-8 win at Kelly Shorts Stadium last season, EMU has improved and CMU has lost key offensive players. Besides senior Kito Poblah’s 25-yard reception and senior Carl Volny’s three-yard rush, the rest of the offensive production came from former CMU players. six of the eight touchdowns scored in the previous meeting were scored by ex-Chippewas. sports@cm-life.com

Volleyball in S.C. for final tourney before MAC season By Nick Conklin Staff Reporter

The Central Michigan women’s volleyball team has one final road trip to complete before it begins league play. The Chippewas travel to Charleston, S.C., for the College of Charleston Invitational in their final tune up before they take on Eastern Michigan Sept. 23. Following a 1-2 weekend, the Chippewas will look to get off on the right foot at 4:30 p.m. today when they play Radford. Senior Lauren Krupsky said the team has been practicing hard in order to avoid some of the errors that plagued it in last weekend’s tournament. She said the key to finishing off games will be by not giving easy points to their opponents. “If we take those errors out, we’re a really good team,” Krupsky said, “so we just need

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to work on those finite things and we’ll be good to go.” Krupsky finished last weekend with 41 kills and looks to continue her stellar offensive play against Radford, who boasts a strong offense themselves. Coming off a three-match winning streak, the Highlanders had three players average more than three kills in their previous match. Managing the small things will be crucial in the second match of the tournament, when the Chippewas play North Florida at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Chippewas look to exploit a weaker North Florida offense that has limped its way to a .125 hitting percentage this season. CMU will look to junior Kaitlyn Schultz on defense, as she is one of four players who is averaging almost a block per set. Head coach Erik Olson said that this will be an im-

portant weekend as the team prepares for the start of the MAC season in which it was picked to win the West Division. “I am thinking about it a little bit, but we’re focused on our next opponent and focused on us,” Olson said. “Meanwhile, some other teams in the MAC are doing great things to so we need to get some of those W’s against those significant opponents.” The final match of the weekend will see CMU facing off against host College of Charleston, which enters the weekend with a 7-4 overall weekend. The Panthers enter into the match coming off a strong 2009 season that saw them qualify for the NCAA tournament. Their offensive contributions are led by senior Whitney Russell, who leads CoC with 4.2 kills per set. sports@cm-life.com

The mental athlete is more important than the physical athlete at this point in the season, as the Central Michigan cross country team travels to East Lansing today for the Spartan Invitational. The women will run a 5k race at 1 p.m., while the men will run an 8k at 1:35 p.m. There are 21 other schools competing, including Grand Valley State, Bowling Green, Wayne State, Saginaw Valley State, Miami (OH) and host Michigan State, marking the first CMU will compete against teams from the Mid-American Conference. Willie Randolph, CMU director of cross country/ track and field, said the strategy for the weekend is to make sure the runners realize, mentally and physically, they can do a whole lot more with “heavier legs.” “The physical athlete has to be there because they are,” Randolph said. “But if that mind set and that mental athlete can’t turn it on when it’s not feeling great, then that’s something we have to address before the end of the year.” For the month of September, assistant coach Matt Kaczor has started working with the runners on higher mileage, including increased speed and heart rates. Sophomore Tecumseh Adams leads the men’s side after finishing 23rd (25 minutes, 41 seconds) at the Spartan Invite last year. Seniors Danielle Dakroub (16th, 22:21 last year) and Melissa Darling (23rd) return after sitting out the

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Illinois junior Veronica Garcia keeps her head high throughout the last quarter mile of the 5K during the 25th Annual Jeff Drenth Memorial on Sept. 3.

Sept. 3 Jeff Drenth Memorial. Junior Raeanne Lohner will sit out the meet after winning Jeff Drenth. She said the team looks to plug in some holes and getting things working together. “It’s the first time were going to put together a competitive performance,” Lohner said. “We’re looking to close

the gaps between our first and fifth runners.” The freshmen are going to be giving the opportunity to see where they are at with some key runners sitting out. In addition to Lohner, senior Sarah Squires is also out for the women. sports@cm-life.com

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CMU looks to even record Freese looks for consistency against opponents By Justin Hicks Staff Reporter

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Sophomore pitcher Trent Howard delivers a pitch during the Chippewas’ elimination game on May 29 against Bowling Green, part of the MAC championship series at the VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Exhibition game gives baseball team look at freshmn talent John Evans Senior Reporter

The Central Michigan baseball team will have an opportunity to shake off the Mid-American Conference tournament championship loss today. At 3:05 p.m. CMU will play the Ontario Blue Jays, an 18under travel team from Ontario, at Theunissen Stadium. Junior left-handed pitcher Trent Howard said that the team is ready to take the field after more than three months off. “We have a lot of talent this year and we are definitely excited to get out there,” he said. “This gives us an opportunity to work on things and see what we have.” The Chippewas are coming off of a 5-3 loss against Kent State in the MAC championship after winning nine of its last ten games to finish the 2009 season. This exhibition game will give the Chippewas a great chance to look at the younger guys on the team and get a feel for what the lineup could be come open-

ing day in March. Head coach Steve Jaksa said he likes the feel of a game day atmosphere and looks forward to getting back on the field. “We can run everything like we would on a game day and it is like a run through for us,” Jaksa said. “We can start mixing older guys with the newer guys; they get a chance to put the uniform on.” The Chippewas return a strong core from last year’s team that was one game away from the College World Series. CMU returns eight seniors and 14 juniors along with left-hander Dietrich Enns, a first-team AllMAC selection and MAC Freshman of the Year last season. Enns finished last season with a 7-0 record, a 2.12 earned runs average and 64 strikeouts in just 59 and 1/3 innings pitched. Today’s game is open to the public and fans are encouraged to get an early look at the 2011 CMU baseball team. “It is open to the public and there will be people in the stands,” Jaksa said. “That alone

will bring some excitement and I think they (the team) will be excited to get out there and play.” While Howard is projected to start the game, Jaksa plans to use multiple pitchers throughout and keep everyone on a short pitch count. With senior pitchers Jake Sabol and Bryce Morrow returning, in addition to juniors Enns and Rick Dodridge, the Chippewas pitching staff could very well be its strong suit for the upcoming season. Nate Theunissen returns for his junior season after leading the team in hits, doubles, home runs, runs batted in and slugging percentage last year. Theunissen was also a first team all-MAC selection. Fall World Series CMU will play seven intrasquad scrimmages during the month of October at Theunissen Stadium. The games run Oct. 8-19 and are all open to the public. sports@cm-life.com

Softball team goes to Traverse City for weekend tournament By Justin Hicks Staff Reporter

The softball team will get a glimpse of what the year has in store as it takes part in a four-team invitational in Traverse City this weekend. “This is a tournament mostly about bonding,” said junior shortstop Molly Coldren. “It’s a weekend to see where everyone stands and just to get the younger kids, the freshmen, used to playing collegiate ball.” The tournament kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday as the Chippewas take on Notre Dame at Traverse City West High School. Michigan and Western Michigan are the other teams competing in the tournament, each of which will play five innings against Notre Dame Saturday. From there, the teams

will be seeded for Sunday’s matchups. “I remember being really nervous my freshman year because we played Michigan first,” Coldren said. “We play really well and it’s just a lot of fun to play high competition early.” In 2009, the team was an offensive powerhouse in Traverse City, but came up short. They opened the tournament with a 15-0 victory over Grand Rapids Community College, in which pitchers Kari Seddon and Courtney King combined for a one-hitter. In the second game, the Chippewas and Wolverines each went scoreless, and in the third CMU put their rival Western Michigan away 7-1. The team blew GRCC away again on day two with a 16-5 victory, before being knocked out of the champion-

OFF THE FIELD | Meet cross country runner Krista Parks Krista Parks (East Kentwood H.S.) is a freshman on the Central Michigan women’s cross country team. this season. Parks talks with staff reporter Matt Herrod. Matt Herrod: As a studentathlete, what advice would you give to other incoming college students? Krista Parks: Make sure you are on top of everything, you prioritize and write down everything you do so you don’t want to miss any homework or sports. MH: Why did you pick CMU? KP: I picked it for the facilities, the coaches and the team members. I liked everyone a lot. I feel like I fit in here really well. MH: What are you planning on majoring in? KP: Health fitness. I want to be a physical therapist.

MH: When you are not busy running, what do you do in your spare time? KP: I love shopping, eating and hanging out with friends. MH: What’s your favorite place to shop at? KP: The mall, but there are no malls around here. I wish there was. MH: Favorite place to buy clothes? KP: Charlotte Russe. MH: What got you into run cross country? KP: My sisters ran and they ran because their friends ran. I ran because they ran and I ended up being pretty good, so I kept on doing it.

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ship 8-0 by Michigan. Roster CMU, which finished 27-19 in 2009, will be coached by Margo Jonker, in her 32nd year with the program. Jonker signed a fouryear contract extension over the summer, keeping her at CMU through the 2014 season. The team will be without seniors Christina Novak, Katie Greenman, Amber Olejniczak and Jill Schulz this season, but welcome back eight returning starters, including both starting pitchers and six position players. sports@cm-life.com

The Central Michigan women’s field hockey team will travel to St. Louis this weekend looking to get back to .500 for the first time this season. CMU, off to a 1-3 start, will play UC-Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday and Saint Louis at 3 p.m. Sunday. “(They are) definitely teams I think we can compete with, but we need to play better as a team, both days in a row,” said CMU head coach Cristy Freese. UC-Davis (1-3) is coming off a double overtime victory on the road Wednesday against the MAC’s Missouri State, it’s first win in more than a year. In four games, sophomore Nadia Namdari leads the team’s offense with two goals and an assist. SLU (0-6), meanwhile, has struggled offensively this year and been limited to one lone goal, which came off the stick of junior N i c o l e Kent in the team’s 6-1 loss Cristy Freese against Ohio. In 2006, the last time the two teams met, CMU and SLU split their two-game series. The Chippewas fought to come back in the first game, scoring two-second half goals to pull past the Billkens 2-1, but allowed three unanswered goals and were shut out in the second game. Consistency is what Freese feels the team needs to improve on coming into the weekend. “The first weekend we went 0-2, and this last weekend we went 1-1, so what are we looking for? Probably a 2-0 weekend,” she said. After a late comeback forced extra time Saturday against Providence, CMU

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Freshman forward Juliana Makrinos watches the ball in mid-air as she moves upfield against Providence defenders Saturday afternoon.

“(They are) definitely teams I think we can compete with, but we need to play better as a team, both days in a row” Cristy Freese, CMU head coach freshman Bailey McKeon scored off a cross by junior Paulina Lee to earn the team its first win of the season. The momentum was unable to pull the team past instate rival Michigan Sunday, however, as they dropped that game 4-0. Junior Anastasia Netto started both games, allowing six goals between the two games and making 13 saves. While she gave up four goals Sunday, Freese has full confidence in Netto, electing to start her this weekend. “Anna’s got that position right now, she’s been real solid,” Freese said. “She needs to continue (it) and we need to establish some consistency from that position.” During practice this week, the team looked at video from Sunday’s game against

U-M, where Freese pointed out where the team needed to improve. “As much fun as it was Saturday to win, we paid a little more attention following Sunday’s game to what we’ve got to work on,” Freese said. Her biggest complaints were that the offense stood around a little too much and did not make enough quality cuts, while the defense needs to work on pressuring in the middle of the arc and clearing rebounds. “We need to look better on offense and mark better on defense,” she said. Following the weekend, the team heads back to Mount Pleasant for a three-week home stand against New Hampshire, Iowa, Kent State, Ohio, Ball State and Miami. sports@cm-life.com

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