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Trustees to vote Thursday on athletic licensing By Aaron McMann University Editor

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Central Michigan University athletics licensing is ready to go big-time. On Thursday, the university will ask its Board of Trustees to approve an agreement that would license CMU athletics properties to International Management Group, a major player in the world of collegiate multimedia, marketing and branding. IMG, a $450 million company, and its IMG College division holds multimedia rights to more than 70 institutions and collegiate conferences, including the University of Michigan, the University of Notre Dame and several Southeastern Conference schools. The new deal could put radio play-by-play of games, website and digital video, corporate sponsorships, venue signage and various other properties under one umbrella. The athletics department website, cmuchippewas. com, and digital content are currently produced by NeuLion, while many of the other properties are maintained in-

What: w Board of Trustees Formal Session When: w 9 a.m. Wednesday Where: w Bovee University Center, President’s Conference Room house. Terms of the agreement have not yet been made available but will likely be revealed Thursday. IMG College currently holds licenses for five Mid-American Conference schools. They also own the licensing for all 23 MAC championship events and radio rights for all broadcasted league championships. Northern Illinois University sparked a deal with IMG in 2009, licensing the company rights to its football and basketball game programs, in-game advertising for football, basketball, baseball and softball, along with radio and TV play-by-play.

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Mark Ellis, owner of 4 Seasons Floral, located at 1218 South Mission Street, takes a moment with employee Vicki Begres to talk about the layout for their Valentine’s Day display. “I consider her to be my second wife,” Ellis said of Berges, a employee of more than 30 years.

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Some concerned with Snyder’s funding based on performance By David Oltean Senior Reporter

Some university officials are still concerned about performance-based funding for Michigan public universities after Gov. Rick Snyder announced his budget plan with increased performance-based funding going to universities. Central Michigan University is expected to receive a 3.8-percent increase in funding equivalent to more than $2.5 million in 2013 after Snyder announced his planned budget and based educational allocations on a performance-based system for the first time in Michigan history. Though the system would send more funds to CMU than the statewide average in Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed 2013 budget, some university employees are still concerned about per-

Owners of 4 Seasons Floral, Mark and Terri Ellis make extra bows for floral arrangements Saturday. “Terri has always been the bow expert of the store,” Mark said.

Mark Ellis, owner of 4 Seasons Floral, helps employee Meagan Mooney, a Waterford senior, take in Valentine’s Day orders Saturday afternoon.

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formance-based funding for Michigan public universities. Other teaching groups have vocalized their opinion against the system as well, including The American Federation of Teachers Michigan. Michigan is one of at least 17 states to use a performance-based funding system, though some states have abandoned similar programs in the past. CMU will receive more than $70.6 million of state and federal government funding in 2013 if Snyder’s budget is approved. The planned funding increase is based on four criteria, including growth in the number of undergraduate degrees, growth in degrees in critical skills areas, the number of Pell Grant recipients and compliance with tuition restraint.

Local florist prepares for Valentine’s Day

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They are hand-picked by Ellis and arranged into different assortments. “This is our second Valentine’s Day here in this location, and we do more business than the store in Shepherd,” he said. “There’s a much bigger market here. For every college student, there’s a professor, who has a wife, who has a secretary. They all get flowers.” He said about half of the people coming in are college students on Valentine’s Day, mostly men. “I like getting my girlfriend flowers,” Rochester junior Cody Wilson said. “I think I’d

Mark Ellis has been the middleman in making many women happy on Valentine’s Day for 33 years. Valentine’s Day marks the busiest day of the year for Ellis, owner of Four Seasons Floral, 1218 S. Mission St. The store sells more than 2,000 roses for the week of Valentine’s Day, compared to the usual 200 roses a week. Much preparation goes into making it a success, he said. “We try to come up with special arrangements that we anticipate that will fit price-points and that everybody will like,” he said. “You can’t put red roses in everything, because you can’t get that many red roses.”

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Most of the flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador.

Vandals tag spots downtown with graffiti By Jordan spence Staff Reporter

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The dumpster outside the The Bird Bar and Grill, 223 South Main Street was vandalized along with several places around town.

Some areas of downtown Mount Pleasant got an unwelcome paint job last week after graffiti artists tagged multiple locations. Mount Pleasant Police Department Public Information Officer Jeff Browne said the graffiti is all over the downtown area, including in the alley behind The Bird Bar & Grill , 223 S. Main St., on dumpsters near Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 302

vandals have used Bert and Ernie stickers or drawn Nirvana symbols, but Browne said the symbols don’t mean anything to anybody but the vandal. Browne said he thinks it’s possible it is the same vandals that have tagged the downtown area before. Businesses are held responsible for cleaning up. It’s expression, but it’s a cost to owners and their business, Browne said.

S. Kinney Ave., and on utility boxes and an old school administration office. The vandals struck the bar Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, tagging a brick wall and dumpster, Browne said. “There isn’t an estimate of how much the damage is total,” Browne said. “Each business involved has a couple hundred dollars in damages. This time, they have used pink paint. I don’t even know what the symbols are.” In previous incidents,

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rather write her something than just get her flowers, but I get her flowers every couple of weeks to feel loved and special.” Wilson, a wide receiver for the football team, said he usually gets her red roses. St. John senior Amanda Lesch said getting roses from her boyfriend always puts a smile on her face. “I love the smell,” she said. “It makes me feel special.” After 35 years of marriage to his wife, Terri, Ellis knows a thing or two about how to make Valentine’s Day special.

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“I actually bought her flowers twice in my life before I became a florist,” he said. “I bought her tulips, because that’s the only thing I could get with $4 in my pocket.” Ellis said he also bought her a dozen red roses while in high school, and they were delivered to her at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. He said there is no secret to making a love last a lifetime. “We just are nice to each other,” he said. “It’s not much more complicated than that.” Ellis attended Michigan State University and received a degree in horticulture because of his love for flowers and plants. At 20 years old, Ellis was married to his wife and had a foot in the door in the flower industry. After working at a small flower shop in East Lansing for two years, he decided he could do it better himself.

He and his wife moved to Mount Pleasant and retrofitted the back of a Hallmark into a flower shop. “My newborn son, Brad, was in the crib in the back room,” he said. “It was just me, my wife and son.” He said his business allows him to get to know people pretty well. “One of the coolest customers I’ve had was a young man who didn’t speak English,” he said. He wanted flowers for his girlfriend. Not just any flower but the perfect flower, Ellis said. Through a period of two years, he came in and bought flowers and finally learned English. Once they could communicate, the young man told Ellis that he helped him so much. “He wanted me to help him make the girl he was in love with happy by giving her flowers,” he said. Ellis said Valentine’s Day is extremely busy, but he likes the challenge. “I work well in chaos,” he said. “It’s worth it.” metro@cm-life.com

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Margaret, left, and Don Silvernail sit in the common area of The Laurels of Mt. Pleasant Tuesday while discussing what love means to them. The two have been together for more than 60 years. “When I first saw her, I knew I wanted to get to know her better,” he said. “We were meant for each other.” Go to cm-life.com for Senior Reporter Jessica Fecteau’s story of nursing home residents offering love advice to students.

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Ahmadinejad: Iran to disclose new nuclear projects soon By Farshid Motahari Deutsche Presse-Agentur

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will disclose new nuclear projects in the coming days, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday. “Within the coming days we will witness (the) opening and operation of new nuclear projects in Iran,” Ahmadinejad said at a ceremony in Tehran marking the 33rd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. He did not say what the new projects would be, but he was likely referring to the opening of the new uranium enrichment site of Fordo, located south of Tehran, which is said to be capable of enrichment at 3.5, 4 and 20 percent. “The world should know

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that despite all pressures, Iran will not withdraw one inch from its principles and (nuclear) rights,” he said. “All countries have put pressure on us for not obtaining nuclear knowhow, but all these pressures were futile. We not only now have the nuclear knowhow but also are capable of providing for our (nuclear) needs by our own local experts,” Ahmadinejad said. Iran is facing international sanctions because of its uncompromising stance in the nuclear dispute, but has so far rejected the main demand by world powers to suspend uranium enrichment. The ISNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as telling reporters at the anniversary rally that “Iran

would definitely make history and change the world.” Later in his speech, Ahmadinejad called on world powers to stop using threats and instead return to negotiations based on mutual respect and justice. “We are ready for resuming the nuclear talks but you (world powers) come up every day with new excuses not to the resume the talks,” he said. “I tell you on behalf of the Iranian nation that any other option than returning to the negotiation table would be doomed to fail,” Ahmadinejad added. Iran has on several occasions declared its readiness to resume nuclear talks with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States, and has chosen Istanbul as the venue.

utility companies to figure out a course of action. He said if necessary the utility company will have to replace the utility boxes if they can’t be properly cleaned off. During the winter months, it can be difficult to clean up the graffiti, Browne said. The damaged areas need to be painted over and possibly power washed, which can be quite a mess during the colder part of the year, he said.

Browne said the city runs a lot of events downtown and he hopes to cover it up as soon as possible so the area isn’t tarnished. Browne said he wants the community to keep watch for any suspicious activity downtown. Anyone with information about the vandalism can call in an anonymous tip at 989779-9111.

In each case, IMG hires a general manager and account executive to oversee its operation, while additional emcontinued from 1A ployees could be necessary. Akron, Kent State, Miami The company has two general and Ohio, a client of IMG managers and five account since 1999, all have similar li- executives at Akron to handle censing deals with IMG. The the school’s sports network University of Toledo, Western and ticket office. Currently, CMU athletics Michigan University and Ball State University continue to employs three full-time emuse NeuLion to produce live ployees in marketing and two 12 CM Life_Layout 1 2/3/12 1:10 PMinPage 4 the business office. streaming of games and digiThe trustees will also vote tal content.

Thursday to establish nonbargaining graduate research assistantships and graduate athletic assistantships beginning in the 2012-13 academic year and address a potential bachelor’s of science in computer engineering. Athletics communications director Jason Kaufman and CMU director of public relations Steve Smith did not return calls seeking comment.

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“We’re working with the downtown development coordinator and the police since we don’t have the culprit,” said Mount Pleasant City building official Brian Kench. He said the city is trying to get in contact with all the property owners and the

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Michael Ostling, assistant professor of religion, said basing funding off of graduation rates and degrees can be problematic, and the real concern should be whether students are receiving a proper education. “I have nothing against the idea of a public university being funded by the taxpayers being expected to perform, but performance should mean that we are teaching people and that students are learning something,” Ostling said. Ostling said his concerns included the possibility of universities attempting to increase their graduation rates for more funding by decreasing the standards expected of students. “My main concern is what it’s going to do to the standards

of the university,” Ostling said. “Eventually, if you have performance-based funding and the definition of performance is graduation and degree rates, the pressure is going to be everywhere: on deans, chairs and faculty to pass students and increase graduation rates.” Kathy Wilbur, vice president for development and external relations, said evaluating universities based on performance may never be perfect, though the current criteria are reasonable. “There are all kinds of nuances and complications that make metrics never perfect,” Wilbur said. “But I think it’s very reasonable for the state to be making the case to the public that is paying the taxes and explaining what the money is going for and if it’s being used effectively.” Wilbur said among complications, the measurement of degrees in critical skills areas, which include science, technology, engineering and mathematics, can be difficult.

“My main concern is what it’s going to do to the standards of the university.” Michael Ostling, assistant professor of religion

“It’s a reasonable metric. However, we have a whole group of students on campus who take those courses, but they’re in health professions,” Wilbur said. “So it certainly does exclude some other majors that I believe would be very appropriate to include, but you’re just not going to win on every issue.” The American Federation of Teachers Michigan recently released a memo regarding its stance against performancebased funding, citing drastic budget cuts in recent years, inadequate measurement of degrees and a lack of data as reasons for the program’s inefficiency. “We believe that given the lack of basic funding that our public universities are currently dealing with, the historical ineffectiveness of (performancebased funding) in other states, and our need for more data on how our students are currently doing, this is not the time to rush into such an experiment,” the release stated. “Rather, we recommend assessing each of our universities, identifying where improvements could and should be made, and then developing policies to promote such changes.” university@cm-life.com

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SGA unicameral plan taken off ballot after student backlash By Octavia Carson and Ryan Fitzmaurice Staff Reporters

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Bassist and Mount Pleasant senior Jason Nichol looks up while playing with jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew and other students from Jazz Lab 1 Friday night during the 39th annual Jazz Weekend Gala Concert at Warriner Hall’s Platcha Auditorium.

just jazz Bobby Shew caps weekend with trumpet performance By Sean Bradley | Staff Reporter

The Jazz Weekend concluded with trumpeter Bobby Shew performing alongside Central Michigan University’s Jazz Lab One band. After Friday’s 39th annual event, attended by about 1,000 people at Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium, many said they were inspired and awed at Shew’s performance. Every year, CMU, in collaboration with music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha, brings in a national act as a feature. Past guests include Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich. Shew, a native of Albuquerque, had a long musical career, according to his website. He has played with names such as the Buddy Rich big band and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. As part of his visit to CMU, Shew gave a clinic on Friday and performed with the faculty jazz combo on Thursday. Other student groups, such as the vocal jazz ensemble, performed throughout the day. High school bands also competed, and awards were given out to sections, soloists and bands as a whole. Middleville freshman Dominic Bierenga, who plays alto saxophone in Jazz Lab One, said Shew was a great person to work and rehearse with. “Bobby Shew was incredibly down to Earth and amazing to share the stage with,” Bierenga said. “It was great getting advice from him and learning things from him in the rehearsals and the concert.” All of the music, including pieces such as “Daahoud” by Clifford Brown and “Always and Forever” by Pat Methany, were chosen by Shew. “They were all incredible pieces of music,” Bierenga said. “They were all topnotch, pro arrangements. A ton of fun to play.”

Bierenga said “My Ideal” by Maria Schneider was an obstacle, because the saxophone players had to play flutes as well. “When we accomplished that, it was the most beautiful arrangement” he said. Shew said the performance with the band was a lot of fun. “Every piece on this program was something I felt special about,” he said. “Everyone of them has a particular vibe to it.” Shew praised Jazz Lab One during and after the performance. “We want the kids to get inspired and get better at what they do,” he said. He said anyone who wants to play music has to have a certain connection with it. “There’s a spiritual connection with what you have to deal with in order to get yourself connected with music and connected with the instrument,” Shew said. Assistant Professor of Music Rob Smith, who conducted the featured performance, said the night was the most important of the

The Student Government Association has decided to remove unicameral Proposal 1 from the general elections ballot following an emergency meeting Thursday. “Our administration is open to working on a proposal to reform the SGA with the student body, and anybody who wants to take part in that process is welcome to, but we will not be pursuing putting any proposals of this kind on the ballot,” said SGA President and Shelby Township senior Vince Cavataio. Cavataio said his administration’s decision to remove the proposal from the ballot is the proper response to the backlash the bill has received. The proposal would have dissolved the House completely and placed governmental affairs into the hands of student-elected body of senators. It has been criticized by some students for potentially taking away the voice of the student body, especially Registered Student Organizations, and creating a lobbying

“Bobby Shew was incredibly down to Earth and amazing to share the stage with. It was great getting advice from him and learning things from him in the rehearsals and the concert.” Dominic Bierenga, Middleville freshman year. Smith said the night was a great source of exposure for students, especially high school students. “It can be an eye-opening experience,” he said. “If you want to play jazz, an experience like this can be the most important thing that can happen.” High school students from around the state were also in attendance for the events. Connor McLarrin, from Traverse City, performed with the Traverse City Central Jazz Band on alto saxophone earlier in the day. McLarrin said watching the Central Michigan University saxophone players

was motivational. “If I could have their sound, it’d be perfect,” he said. McLarrin said he thought Shew coming to CMU was a great experience. “What’s really incredible is that he took the time to come here for Jazz Weekend,” he said. Paige Pfannenstiel, trumpeter for the Traverse City Central jazz band, said she was galvanized by Shew’s performance. “That has gotten me interested in jazz trumpet,” Pfannenstiel said. “It was cool stuff I’d never seen before.” studentlife@cm-life.com

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Funding infrastructure plan lands student $5,000 cash prize By Kelsey De Haan Staff Reporter

Jazz legend Bobby Shew plays with students from Jazz Lab 1 Friday night during the 39th annual Jazz Weekend Gala Concert at Warriner Hall’s Platcha Auditorium.

system within the government. According to the SGA, new stringent requirements on House members will be put in place in response to the dropped proposal. SGA officials have said these rules are still being deliberated on and will be revealed on the House floor Monday night. Cavataio said although SGA is open to further reforming the unicameral proposal, the proposal will only be used as a suggestion for the future administration. “Based on the feedback we got from students on Blackboard and reactions from students in the House, we believe this is the best possible way for SGA to move forward,” he said. Cavataio said during the next several weeks his administration will harness the new-found energy in the House the proposal has created to use for the betterment of the campus. “I think we have an opportunity to galvanize this new energy in the house and in the SGA and use it towards making SGA a stronger, more active group,” Cavataio said.

Bay City freshman Lauren Grotkowski placed second out of 39 in a state-wide infrastructure development competition to win a $5,000 prize. On Jan. 23, Grotkowski received word of her secondplace win in the Student’s Reinventing Michigan Competition. The competition was developed through the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems in order to develop advanced means for funding infrastructure needs in Michigan’s transportation system. The 2011 competition focused on how the legislature can improve Michigan’s infrastructure with public support, despite challenging economic times. With the help of Thomas Rohrer, GLISS director, former director of Central Michigan Universities’ environmental studies program and her faculty mentor, Grotkowski developed a proposal for a Michigan infrastructure fund through changes to the Michigan sales tax code. “It’s basically a way to redirect money for infrastructure,” Grotkowski said. “We want to protect things like road conditions and bridges. Some of the changes that we’d like to see are things like an increase on license plate registration, as well as changes to the tax laws so more money goes into infrastructure.” Grotkowski’s proposal was one of 39 submitted by col-

lege students throughout the state of Michigan. According to the contest website, SRM Corporation sponsors said the “choosing of the winning proposals was very difficult.” “This was such an honor,” Grotkowski said. “The competition was throughout the whole state, it’s not just the school or out of so many people. It is really nice to represent CMU.” Grotkowski will be awarded $5,000 during an award banquet to be held Feb. 21 at the state capitol in Lansing. The win also awards Rohrer a Mentor Prize of $1,000. The winner, Shane Berry of Michigan State University, will receive $10,000. Rohrer broke down the expenditure habits of the legislature and said more often than not transportation maintenance is put on the back burner. He said their proposal mentions an establishment of separate funds that will acquire money overtime. This fund was said to be “easily sellable to the public” through means of advertisement and social media. “If this is sellable to the public, legislatures will feel good about voting for it,” he said. “Everyone wants good, improved roads and infrastructure, but not everyone wants to pay taxes. This is a good way to make people understand why we have to put up the money to save money in the long-run.” studentlife@cm-life.com

Olivieri Management planning to re-build two houses By Hailee Sattavara Senior Reporter

Olivieri Management is planning to continue changing the face of Mount Pleasant by rebuilding two properties near campus. If approved by the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission, the homes would be built to be occupied by registered student organizations, with 221 W. Clayton St. housing up to six occupants and 1003 Douglas St. housing up to 12. A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on March 1 at City Hall to discuss the properties. By the end of summer 2013, Olivieri Management will have brought 12 homes up to modern standards, said Joe Olivieri,

developer and builder at Olivieri Management. “These old buildings have a lot of deficiencies,” he said. In the past, six people have shared a bathroom, but new additions will allow two tenants to share one bathroom, Olivieri said. The three homes rebuilt in 2011 are now all occupied by students, and the residences are rented out before construction is finished, Olivieri said. The construction takes about three months but is dependent on the weather, Olivieri said. “We would rather have frozen ground than mud and rain,” he said. Olivieri said one of the houses rebuilt, 1007 Main St., was

124 years old and had outlived its usefulness. “The new homes are much better from a fire safety standpoint than the others,” Olivieri said. He said some of the new furnaces have a 95-percent energy efficiency rate. The city has been working closely with Olivieri Management on the projects. Downtown Development Director Michelle Sponseller supports the project. “I think they are doing a great deal of good visually,” Sponseller said. “I hope they do more.” The rebuilt homes include finishing of basements, a parking spot for each tenant and cable jacks in every room.

“We have installed central air, which is a nice amenity,” Olivieri said. Sod and underground sprinklers have also been installed at the new locations. The city of Mount Pleasant has been providing suggestions and is involved in deciding how the buildings should fit into their streets. “That’s been one of our goals, to make it fit right in,” Olivieri said. Olivieri said the city deserves a lot of credit for their involvement. “I feel like the tenants like these places better,” Oliveri said. “They take better care of these places.” metro@cm-life.com

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The house that sits at 221 W. Clayton St. along with another house, 1003 Douglas St., have been bought by Olivieri Management and if plans are approved by the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission will be torn down to make way for a new house for registered student organizations.


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VOICES Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

“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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EDITORIAL | SGA leadership squanders chance to lead student body

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If the SGA did not want to become involved in the FA imbroglio, which admittedly left all parties with black eyes, at least four other issues begged for intervention from a student voice: still-rising tuition, questionable university expansions, the sorry state of tailgating and the increasingly dated process of academic advising for graduation requirements. Despite these near-universal concerns, the SGA decided to turn inward and focus on converting to a unicameral system of governance. Whether this is a needed change is a subject for another editorial. But should it, of all the previously mentioned issues, really be the one at the forefront of SGA’s mind? Though the proposal has since been shelved without ever reach-

hese are indeed stormy times for Central Michigan University.

Strife between faculty and administration has left a rift between the two in which students find themselves floundering. Now, more than ever, students need leadership who we can feel confident is looking out for our concerns when professors and administrators give us conflicting messages about who to trust. It was, and still is, a golden opportunity for the Student Government Association to attain long-elusive relevance with their constituent student body, an opportunity its executives have thus

far done their best to squander. Instead of taking a firm stand on the Faculty Association contract conflict, the SGA simply released a statement saying “We are on the side of the students” and took no further action. The strongest allies in the world are not much good if instead of aid and guidance they send press releases. Without picking a side in the fight, the SGA could have advocated for students vocally, in a way that reminded all parties involved where the university’s funding ultimately comes from.

ing a general vote, its existence despite all these other, much more pressing issues exemplifies the problem with today’s SGA. To be frank, there has recently been some discussion in the Central Michigan Life newsroom regarding why we bother covering SGA. The talk is not meant to be mean-spirited — just realistic. If SGA rarely does anything of real interest to students and the community, our primary readership and thus who we are most obligated to serve, is regularly covering it just a waste of everyone’s time? With this in mind, it seems fair to put this challenge to the candidates for next year’s SGA leadership: Make students care about what you are doing. Make SGA relevant once again.

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You call it Valentine’s day, I call it dumb Tuesday’s the big day. The one day a year where girls hold their boyfriends to higher standards than normal and guys try to be cute and exceed them. They go out, spend money on flowers that will die in a week, chocolate that is overpriced and unnecessary stuffed animals in attempts to make their girl happy. How dumb. Suddenly everything red, pink and white makes me nauseous for a month straight the week after New Year’s. Even when I had a significant other to share this glorious day with, I wasn’t into it. I acted happy to see 12 roses in his hand followed by a nice dinner. But, did I really care? No. Sounds harsh, but receiving those gifts from him was expected and forced by our culture. Receiving that on any other random day would have been great. On the one day a man is pretty much forced to act romantically, I could care less. Although, I always played along so I wasn’t the heartless one. It’s a holiday that makes men act like the gentlemen they should be every day and girls another reason to be “so in love with love.” Combine the two, and couples act like they need to go all out to make their love feel meaningful or something grand. The only genuinely good part about the 14th day of February is the box Mr. UPS guy drops off at my house the week before. My mom always calls me and acts coy about telling me to expect a box full of “mysterious items I forgot at home.” This year I must’ve forgotten my heart-shaped pillow, heart-covered blanket and box of chocolates with a puppy on the cover resembling my own dog at home. Seriously, mom, love you. These are the only gifts I like, because it’s coming from my mom; the one person who doesn’t need to buy me anything for a day resembling romantic love. This leads to why I am thankful for being single this year. There’s no need to pretend to be happy for forced gifts or think of some crazy stunt to do on the big night out. Hell, I can even sit in my pajamas all night and not worry about what he’ll like to see me dressed up in. And it leaves more time for me to make inappropriate sentences out of those darn little candy conversation hearts. Thanks again, mom. If you’re being forced to celebrate this season due to a committed status some people call a relationship, that sucks. But if you’re single and looking to piece together a great sentence from candy my mom sent me, you know how to reach me. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. Central Michigan Life, the independent voice of Central Michigan University, is edited and published by students of Central Michigan University every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the fall and spring semesters, and every Wednesday during CMU’s summer sessions. The newspaper’s online edition, cm-life.com, contains all of the material published in print, and is updated on an as-needed basis.

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Preventative health care a right for women I want to thank Emily Grove for her piece on the birth control debate. As the President of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood on campus, I have seen countless women unable to afford their birth control every month because their insurance did not cover their co-pays, some paying between $30 to $60 a month. I was one of these women once too, and I think that preventative health care is a right that every

woman deserves. It is not the right of a certain group of people to dictate the autonomy of another group, and the Catholic church is no different. So thank you for pointing out the facts, Emily. You should not have to follow a system that you don’t believe in, especially since birth control is often used for reasons other than pregnancy prevention. I am happy to say that women that work for these religiously

[your voice] Comments in response to “EDITORIAL: A championship culture?” Florenceschneider, Friday The erosion of CMU Football’s “Championship Culture” began with the irresponsible hiring of Dan Enos, who has displayed disdain and disrepect for everything our program accomplished between 2004 and 2009. Comments that he is “rebuilding the foundation” of Chippewa football are ignorant. Here are the facts: Enos inherited a young team in 2010. The 2009 team, which finished 12-2 and ranked #22 nationally,had only 13 seniors. Nine players from Enos’ 2010 team are either playing or had opportunities to play professional football. However, that talented 2010 team finished 3-9. CMU’s recruiting classes from 2008 and 2009 were ranked tops in the MAC according to VanDelay Sports, which is a highly regarded authority on Mid-American Conference athletics. Enos irresponsibly decided to

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abandon the highly successful “spread-option” offensive system when he arrived at CMU, despite having players who were recruited for it and trained under it. Dan Enos has no respect for Central Michigan University or the great achievements of its football program between 2004 and 2009. CMU students, fans and alumni should have no respect for him. The players certainly don’t. Vince88, Sunday “While it’s likely Kelly/Shorts Stadium will be full of fans next season, with Michigan State, Navy and Western Michigan all on the home schedule” Doubtful they’ll be even close to being sold out except maybe the MSU game — but with their fans. An easy prediction to make is the Chips will be clobbered on the field by these teams. Our only win will be the home opener against the bunny team. Unless our Chips don’t rally around their coach (like Rich Rod) and blow it to a 1AA team ala Michigan vs. App. State.

exempt employers can call their insurance directly to purchase their contraception. It must be said though that legislatures are fighting hard to put restrictions on preventative health care, and Michigan is one of the biggest perpetrators. As men and women of this generation, we need to ensure we have access to the health care we need and deserve. Libby Aldrich DeWitt senior

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Marriage equality is a fundamental human right

There can be no second-class citizens in a first-rate country. Last week, the residents of two western states re-affirmed the idea that marriage is a fundamental human right, one that must be made available to all people regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation. Washington passed a bill making it the seventh state to legalize samesex marriage. The bill will be signed into law today by Gov. Christine Gregoire. Demonstrating that common sense can occasionally penetrate both the courts and congress, in a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals repealed California’s Proposition 8. The unconstitutional nature of the overturned amendment should be obvious at first blush. Its title on ballots in 2008 was “Eliminates Rights of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.” Why should government be in the business of eliminating already established civil rights? It’s indefensible to make the minority’s legal status subject to the whims and brittle wants of the majority. These citizens already pay taxes, raise children and serve in our armed forces, withholding official and social right of marriage because of bias is irreconcilable with the equality promised in our constitution and slowly fulfilled over two hundred years of sacrifice and struggle. These decisions are cause for celebration for those state’s residents, regardless of orientation, but they carry a depressing reminder of the patchwork inequality across our country. Despite an important, massive generational shift in attitudes about marriage equality, in many states, including Michigan, same-sex marriage seems a long way from legal. In our own state same-sex marriage is not only illegal but banned by a constitutional amendment. The door toward progress on this issue has been slammed shut and locked, for now. Leading the charge against equality are politicians who have decided to ignore pressing social and economic crises in order to focus on politically lucrative campaigns to ensure the continued denial of a minority’s civil rights. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, whose trifecta of wins in the most recent Republican primaries have placed him in the media spotlight, is running a campaign strongly focused on a brand of social conservatism intent on denying the rights of Americans because of fundamentalist and supposedly Christian values. Santorum and other severe social conservatives will be rightly seen by future generations as desperate bigots, in the same way the racial hate speech of George Wallace and Strom Thurmond serve as an embarrassment to those who came before us. On his campaign website, Santorum writes “We can’t redefine reality to accommodate politically fashionable wishes,” referring to the changing landscape of marriage equality. Just as it was transformative, surely reality-altering for those opposed at the time, to allow interracial marriage or force integration of public schools, it’s obviously absurd to suggest those who had grown stubbornly comfortable with an oppressive system were correct to hold their beliefs. Which important steps toward equal protection failed to change equality? Emancipation? Abolition? Universal suffrage? Integration? The inevitable progress toward marriage equality brings our forever-imperfect union a few steps closer toward guaranteeing the rights of all Americans, but we still have a long way to go.

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[News] Q & A w i t h S G A C a n d i d at e s

Justin Gawronski and Anna Dvorak By Octavia Carson Staff Reporter

Student Government Association presidential candidate Macomb junior Justin Gawronski and vice presidential candidate Alma junior Anna Dvorak talked with Staff Reporter Octavia Carson about their campaign. CM Life will do question and answers with all SGA presidential candidates. The general elections will be held from March 12-16; students can vote online. Octavia Carson: What do you want to accomplish? Justin Gawronski: I think in general Anna and I really want to do a really solid job representing the students on campus more so than anything else. We have our own campaign initiatives that we think will better campus life for people, but if there is something that the students specifically want us to work on that is what we are going to put our focus on. As far as our specific campaign initiatives they involve the better use of technology by students and faculty. They are mandating Blackboard parameters so students can always access their grades through Blackboard because I know that doesn’t happen very often. We want to work with the Academic Senate and the provost to increase different types of learning and teaching on campus. Personally, I have been doing that with the Teaching and Learning Collective. We just had a conference, and the provost made a commitment to that conference, so I know he is very open to these new innovative forms of teaching. Anna Dvorak: I would like to see gender-neutral housing expand to more than just a caseby-case basis. JG: Definitely expound upon current SGA projects that they are working on. I know academic affairs is working on getting online auditing, online major and minor signing.

sociation crisis? JG: I think it was handled incredibly well. I know Vince (Cavataio, current SGA President) took a lot of flak for everything, but I really do think that the “students for students” campaign was the best route. As a representation of the student body, which Anna and I would be, I don’t think it’s right to take the side of the FA or for the administration. We just really need to facilitate the dissemination of information so that students can be as informed as possible, which we really try to do. AD: The infighting between the administration and the faculty has nothing to do with students. That was not our place; it was not fair for the FA to even expect us to be pulled into (it). While we’d support each side receiving what they’re bargaining for, it’s not fair to drag students into the debate. We support the fantastic faculty that has contributed so heavily to our quality educations, but this isn’t about the students. SGA’s “students for students” initiative was the best way to handle the situation. Until a group of students comes to us asking for our help, it’s not our place to ultimate action. OC: Since the unicameral proposal will not be on the ballot, how would you like the bicameral system to look next year? JG: I don’t think unicameral discussions are going to end. The current proposal is definitely postponed. I think having that discussion is important to figure out how to make SGA as effective as possible, not saying that we were planning on implementing this or anything like that, but having that discussion I think is important. As far as bicameral is concerned, we really need to work to have the senate rules enforced more so people know what to expect, because there have been issues with that in the past where some people really step up to the plate but others don’t know what is expected of them so they don’t really know what to do or where to start.

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Spencer McKellar and Sean Rositano Student Government Association presidential candidate Sparta junior Spencer McKellar and vice presidential candidate Fenton freshman Sean Rositano talked with Staff Reporter Octavia Carson about their campaign. Octavia Carson: What do you want to accomplish? Spencer McKellar: Our big goals for SGA next year if we were elected is to get an open door policy which would encourage more student participation, which I think is what SGA needs to represent the student body effectively. That would be one of our big platforms that we would work with other technology aspects. We also want to continue sustainability work on campus and encourage recycling and other things like that. We want to continue to encourage the good construction on campus, which leads to us receiving leadership energy and environmental design certifications and things like that. We are also working with revamping the SGA body a little bit to encourage participation and other events like co-sponsoring other events with other people to help out. We want to work with Program Board and collect data from the students to gather their opinions on things. We can work with them to do things on campus different programs, events and have the students have a larger knowledge of campus in general. OC: How would you handle a situation such as the FA crisis? SM: I think it is really important to learn what the students think of anything before we were to put an official opinion about anything like that. I also think it is important to realize that’s between the administration and the faculty. The students have a say when it affects us, like when we miss class, then we do have a say in that and we do want good faculty here but we also have to realize

CM-LIfE.COM w Watch for a live stream interview with McKellar and Rositano Monday at 9:30 p.m. w Visit the website for the full interview that is between the administration and faculty. We have to watch where we step; we don’t want to over step our bounds. So until it impacts us like when we miss our classes, and things like that, we have to respect that it’s their thing and not step in on it. OC: What qualifications have you gained in your first year of college that enable you to be an effective Vice President? Sean Rositano: I am a freshman senator. I founded and am currently senator of an RSO called the Central Squirrel Club. With the RSO, I have worked with writing constitutions and the nitty-gritty stuff of an RSO. As a senator I have some experience with SGA. I know how it runs and what they expect. I also was a news anchor for News Central 34, so I know how to relate to people and how to communicate. As a Leader Advancement Scholarship recipient, it has given opportunities to a facilitator in different leadership type events. It leads to communication, knowing how to relate to people and being a team player. I would say all that leads to what the vice president of SGA is suppose to do. The Vice President is supposed to deal with SGA internally with the house and with the senate. If I can’t be an effective leader with those two bodies, how can we expect SGA to be the best it can be if the communication lacks? So with being able to be a team player, having great communication skills and knowing how things in SGA run allows me to applies those to being a vice president of SGA.

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Romeo senior Kevin Richmond, president of Students for Service Learning and leader of the protest group Students Against Proposal 1, said removal of the proposal is an unexpected but encouraging move from the SGA. “I am definitely excited,” said Richmond, who is running for SGA President. “I didn’t expect this, especially this early, but I feel this is the right move for this proposal. I am pleased that the SGA has listened to the student body on this issue.” SGA Representative for Alphi Phi Omega and Port Huron senior Bryan Shelby said his fraternity is ecstatic the proposal was scrapped. “As far as the decision to stop the unicameral proposal, I think this is a great step toward improving our SGA the right way,” Shelby said. Shelby said it is important to continue to work with the

current bicameral system. “Those of us that stood against the proposal have always felt that the current system provides the best venue for RSOs and the student body at large to voice their concerns and share events that are being put on at CMU,” Shelby said. Students Against Proposal 1 has been working to help Cavataio move SGA past the issue. “Students Against Proposal 1 is working on ideas to help increase the importance of the house and create a better bicameral system that doesn’t heavily favor either branch,” Shelby said. “I think that the way that President (Cavataio) and the executive board of SGA engaged the students really helped to increase the fervor in the house and that we really need to build on this momentum going into the elections and the discussions in the House and Senate,” Shelby said. studentlife@cm-life.com

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CMU shoots 15 percent in first half By John Manzo Senior Reporter

Will it ever end? The reoccurring theme for the Central Michigan men’s basketball team continues. It lost its ninth-straight game Saturday afternoon, 69-50 against Miami (Ohio) inside John D. Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio due to 3-for-20 shooting performance in the first half. It’s the longest losing streak in head coach Ernie Zeigler’s tenure, which began in 2006. “I just told our guys that probably since the first half against Toledo, we shot 48 percent in a half, so that was a positive in the second half. But it’s just extremely difficult to put yourself in position to win on the road when you shoot 15 percent,” Zeigler said. “We just had some guys take a step backward. We had some guys have breakout performances at home, and then we go on the road and we take a step backward.” That step backward has not reached the level the 1994-95 team received when it lost 19 consecutive games, but the Chippewas are backpedaling. They scored a season-low 15 points heading into halftime and shot 34 percent from the field against a team that is last in the Mid-American Conference East. The good news came when Trey Zeigler was showing no sign of struggles from the lower back injury he suffered Wednesday night in the loss against Buffalo. “I thought he was moving pretty well,” Ernie said. “I thought he was somewhat moving gingerly in terms of stopping, which caused him to make some bad decisions with some of those turnovers he had. Some of those shots he took rushed around the basket I think because he was somewhat afraid of getting hit there.” Trey tied the game-high, scoring 17 points and had eight rebounds as he led a team that struggles to find consistency in the frontcourt. Center Andre Coimbra and forward Olivier Mbaigoto scored three points apiece, and forward Zach Saylor dropped in a basket. Mbaigoto gave CMU its only lead at 19:25 of the first half but was inefficient from then on. The Chippewas trailed 10-3 within the first two minutes of the game, and the misery rolled into the second half. Forwards Jon Harris and Julian Mavunga scored 17 points and 14 respectively but were the only two RedHawks in double figures. Finnis Craddock contributed nine points of the bench for CMU. The Chippewas try to avoid a double-digit losing streak at 7 p.m. Tuesday inside McGuirk Arena when they face Eastern Michigan, the team they last beat back on Jan. 11. sports@cm-life.com

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Senior heavyweight Peter Sturgeon wrestles Lehigh’s Zach Rey Jan. 28 at McGuirk Arena. Sturgeon lost to Rey by a decision of 5-3.

Nowhere to go CMU opens its doors to Peter Sturgeon after UNC-Greensboro ended its program By Jeff Papworth | Staff Reporter North Carolina-Greensboro wrestlers were summoned a day before they departed for Nationals last year. Peter Sturgeon’s concerns came to fruition when the team was informed that after the season concluded the program would be disbanded. UNC-GB athletic director Kim Record decided to discontinue wrestling to save approximately $308,000 a year and raise their athletic profile. There was tears and anger among the group of Spartans wrestlers. “The things she did were wrong ... to us,” Sturgeon said. “What she did was break up a family, not just the wrestling team.” Sturgeon struggled in Nationals with the stress of being in limbo when the semester ended. He lost to No. 11 Nathan Fernandez of Oklahoma in the first round 5-3, in sudden victory. He followed up with a 5-4 loss to Ohio wrestler Jeremy Johnson in the wrestlebacks. Bowing out of wrestling was not an option for Sturgeon with one year of eligi-

bility in collegiate wrestling remaining. “It was never really on my mind,” he said. “(I was) pretty determined, especially after what happened in Nationals, to go back there and finish things right.” Sturgeon moved on from the feelings of disappointment about UNC-GB quickly. After he finished his last semester he let it go, but until then, times were tough. “I was really upset,” Sturgeon said. “It was hard to walk around there with people looking at you knowing what happened to you.”

Senior Peter Sturgeon wrestles NIU’s Jared Torrence in the 285 pound weight class Jan. 20 at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant. Sturgeon beat Torrence by a decision of 2-1.

Sturgeon received a call from a Central Michigan assistant coach in the middle of the summer telling him there was an open spot on the roster. Chippewas head coach Tom Borrelli discovered Sturgeon when he was speaking with his teammate Ivan Lopouchanski, who is now at Purdue. Borrelli asked Lopouchanski when he came on a campus visit if any of his former teammates would be interested in CMU, and he referred Sturgeon. Sturgeon had calls from

many schools, but CMU was the only one that accepted his credits. “That seemed to be the biggest problem. Being four years in college and having all those credits transfer over,” he said. “It was nearly impossible, but CMU found a way.” Sturgeon is majoring in entrepreneurship because of a need for control that also leads to his love of wrestling, which is one-on-one. He arrived on campus to train with the Chippewas on July 14, 2011. A unc-gb | 3b

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Wrestling swept away By Jeff Papworth Staff Reporter

The Central Michigan wrestling team lost 12 points by forfeit and its spark plug in the National Duals Sunday at Ithaca, New York. The Chippewas were defeated in the first round 27-9 by Purdue and in the consolation round 25-16 by American without a sick Joe Roth, ranked No. 17 at the 125-pound class. CMU faced a large deficit entering Mike Ottinger’s 165-pound match, only to make a gallant effort in a matchup with the American Eagles. Things looked as bleak as ever when they were down 16-5. But the Chippewas higher weight classes rallied a comeback.

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Mike Ottinger and Ben Bennett outscored their opponents by a combined total of 24-6 that amounted to four points each. Anthony Bill, 174-pound class, gave the Chippewas three points. No. 17 ranked in the heavyweight Peter Sturgeon then faced an opponent in Ryan Flores who has been unstoppable. Flores is the No.1 heavyweight in the country and was 10-0. It showed when he got his ninth pin of the season and second of the day against Sturgeon 2:11 into the match. “(Flores) is a very good wrestler for a heavyweight,” Chippewas coach Tom Borrelli said. “He doesn’t go out on the mat and push and shove. He goes out and attacks and wrestles.” CMU began the first round

Coming into the Central Michigan women’s basketball game against Buffalo, sophomore guard Kylie Welch averaged 1.3 points per game. On Saturday, she scored a career-high 11 points to help the Chippewas snap a three-game losing streak as they defeated the Bulls 66-60 in Buffalo. “She’s a really smart player,” CMU assistant coach Heather Oesterle said. “She can knock down the three when she looks to score, and that’s what we have been telling her the last couple weeks. She hit some big threes and free throws today.” CMU leading-scorer Crystal Bradford did not play; no reason was given. Despite shooting just 27 percent from the field in the first half, the Chippewas led 29-21 at the break thanks to some hot shooting from the outside by sophomore guard Niki DiGuilio. She made four three-point shots in the first half. Welch started off the second half nailing a three-point. Moments later, freshman forward Jas’Mine Bracey made a layup to make it 34-23 Chippewas. The Bulls tied the game at 36 with 13:05 left in the second half. Their first lead was 42-41 at the 9:57 mark of the second half. With 1:23 left, Buffalo sophomore forward Nytor Longar made a layup to give the Bulls a 60-58 lead. On the Chippewas next possession, sophomore forward Taylor Johnson made a layup and was fouled. She made the free throw, but it was nullified by a lane violation. After a Buffalo miss, freshman guard Jessica Green made a layup in transition to give CMU the 62-60 lead. From there, Welch and Johnson knocked down two free throws each to seal the victory. “I think we got them on our heels when we were in our zone,” Oesterle said. “We trapped their best player (Brittany Henderson), and we rebounded and got back in transition when we needed to. It was a good team win for us.” DiGuilio led CMU with 12 points. Green had 10, and Johnson added nine. Bracey led CMU with 14 rebounds. “Every game is huge for us right now,” Oesterle said. “We need to take care of business, especially in our home games; we’re going to have to take it one game at a time.” The Chippewas next game is Wednesday when they host Toledo. sports@cm-life.com

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Freshman 165-pounder Mike Ottinger argues with the match official after defeating Lehigh’s Sean Bilodeau 3-2 Jan. 28.

dual against the Boilermakers down 21-0. “We couldn’t match their intensity,” Borrelli said. “We had the lead in a lot of matches, but we couldn’t finish.” Antony Bill, unlikely winner of two duals for CMU, tallied the first points of the match for the Chippewas. He

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Men’s Basketball CMU 50, Miami 69

Women’s Basketball CMU 66, Buffalo 60

CMU (50) MIN FG 3PT FT Rb PF TP Mbaigoto 19 1-5 1-4 0-0 2 2 3 Harden 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 Zeigler 29 6-15 0-1 5-10 8 1 17 McBroom 21 1-5 0-2 2-2 1 1 4 Jackson 35 4-9 2-6 0-0 2 2 10 Barnes 10 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 2 Jordan 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Craddock 18 2-6 1-3 4-5 2 4 9 Coimbra 15 0-0 0-0 3-4 6 5 3 Keel 7 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 Morris 20 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 Saylor 17 1-2 0-0 0-1 3 3 2 Totals 200 16-47 4-18 14-22 31 22 50 Assists (4): Four tied with 1 Steals (5): Mbaigoto 2, three tied with 1 Blocks (5): Saylor 2, three tied with 1 Miami (69) MIN FG 3PT FT Rb PF TP Macunga 31 4-7 1-1 5-8 6 2 14 Harris 34 6-11 3-5 2-2 5 2 17 Thomas 30 2-3 1-2 4-7 7 3 9 Rollins 31 2-8 0-1 3-5 5 2 7 B. Sullivan 26 3-8 2-4 0-0 3 4 18 Sewell 6 2-2 1-1 0-0 1 1 5 Tadlock 2 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 1 1 W. Sullivan 25 2-7 2-5 2-2 2 3 8 Mezher 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 McGhee 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Legarza 9 0-1 0-0 0-0 3 2 0 Totals 200 21-48 10-19 17-26 37 21 69 Assists (15): Rollins 5, Mavunga 4

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CMU (66) MIN FG 3PT FT Rb PF Bracey 26 3-12 0-1 0-2 14 3 Johnson 19 3-7 1-3 2-2 5 3 Welch 31 3-4 3-4 2-2 0 0 DiGuilio 26 4-13 4-10 0-0 3 0 Baker 34 2-11 0-1 1-1 5 0 Miller 15 1-4 0-0 1-7 8 2 Green 29 4-13 0-1 2-2 9 1 Olive 4 1-4 0-1 2-3 0 2 Tamm 11 2-2 2-2 0-0 3 1 Laduke 5 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 1 Totals 200 23-73 10-24 10-19 54 13 Assists (13): Green 4, Baker 3, Welch 3 Steals (6): Miller 3, Green 2, Baker 1 Blocks (4): Bracey 2, Green 1, LaDuke 1

Buffalo (60) MIN FG 3PT FT Rb PF TP Longar 31 6-14 0-0 3-6 8 2 15 Christensen 37 3-6 0-1 0-3 9 3 6 Gupilan 26 0-6 0-2 0-0 2 1 0 Semalulu 37 6-10 0-0 4-5 9 2 16 Hedderson 40 7-24 3-8 3-4 6 3 20 Besley 5 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 2 1 Hopkins 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Holmes 9 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 Bantelman 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Baccas 14 1-5 0-0 0-0 4 2 2 Totals 200 23-68 3-11 11-20 50 16 60 Assists (18): Gupilan 6, Semalulu 5, Hedderson 5 Steals (6): Besley 2, Semalulu 2 FILE PHOTO BY PAIGE CALAMARI/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Senior all-around gymnast Kristin Teubner performs her floor exercise during the MAC Championships last season at McGuirk Arena.

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EMU Ball State WMU Toledo CMU Northern Illinois

6-5 4-7 4-7 3-8 2-9 2-9

11-14 12-11 10-15 11-14 7-17 3-20

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Past three games Feb. 4 at Ohio L, 42-68 Feb. 8 Buffalo L, 62-66 Feb. 11 Miami (Ohio) L, 50-69

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Akron Buffalo Kent State Ohio BGSU Miami (Ohio)

10-1 9-2 8-3 7-4 7-4 4-7

14-7 17-4 12-6 149-11 5-14

Next three games Tuesday Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. Saturday Texas A&M-CC, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Toledo, 7 p.m.

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Trey Zeigler, rest of team need to find a big man

Kobe and Shaq. Stockton and Malone. Trey Zeigler and who? All great teams have that guard/center combo. That’s why the Central Michigan men’s basketball team is not great. It hasn’t won since Jan. 11. If you followed CMU entering this season, you knew it was a guard-heavy team. And with a month to go in the season, that’s exactly what it is. It needs a dominant big man. Zeigler leads the team in points and rebounding. And even though he can, he shouldn’t be doing it all. Buffalo’s Javon McCrea and Mitchell Watt proved why big men matter in basketball on Wednesday night at McGuirk arena. McCrea scored 16 points

and hauled down 10 rebounds. Watt scored 15 points and had seven rebounds. The Bulls had 14 offensive rebounds, resulting in 18 second-chance points and a 66-62 victory. And that’s why Buffalo is 9-2 in Mid-American Conference play, and the Chippewas are 2-9. The CMU offense contains a lot of standing. There’s limited ball movement, and each game contains a series of quick, contested jump shots. Center Andre Coimbra has attempted almost as many 3-pointers (36) as free throws (50). That’s not good. A big man should be battling for garbage baskets, not forcing up 3-point attempts when the offense stalls out. The Chippewas don’t have the luxury of dumping the ball down low. Coimbra and forward Olivier Mbaigoto have shown the ability to be effective big men, but there’s no consistency. Coimbra is out of eligibility after this season and

Women’s MAC Standings

Schedule

West Division

Past three games Feb. 1 Miami (Ohio) L, 57-79

Teubner’s all-around score of 39.225 helped keep CMU undefeated in the Mid-American Conference against Kent State Friday. She scored a 9.85 on the floor and 9.825 on the vault and bars. All three of those scores were the top finishes in each, even by the Chippewas. The senior from Denver nearly had her floor career high of 9.875.

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TP 6 9 11 12 5 3 10 4 6 0 66

Feb. 4 at Akron L, 89-97

Team

MAC

Overall

EMU Toledo CMU Northern Ilinois Ball State WMU

9-2 9-2 5-6 5-6 3-8 3-8

17-7 16-7 13-12 11-12 8-16 6-18

Feb. 11 at Buffalo W, 66-60

East Division

Next three games Wednesday Toledo, 7 p.m. Sunday at Ball State, 1:07 p.m. Feb. 22 Northern Illinois, 7 p.m.

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Kevin Mays qualifies for NCAA’s By Adam Niemi Staff Reporter

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Sophomore all-around gymnast Brittany Petzold launches herself backward, competing on the balance beam against Ball State Jan. 21. CMU defeated Kent State Sunday 194.475 to 193.550 at McGuirk Arena.

Gymnastics defeats Kent State, stays unbeaten in MAC By Seth Newman Staff Reporter

In front of its largest crowd of the season, the Central Michigan gymnastics team beat Kent State 194.475 to 193.550 Saturday at McGuirk Arena. CMU exuded confidence not seen this season with first place on the line during CMU gymnastics alumni day. Senior Kristin Teubner performed her best in front of the alumni, not wanting to let them down. “You could definitely feel their presence today,” Teubner said. “Especially with me being a senior, I know some of them now. We wanted to perform for them, show them we are a good team and that we will beat Kent State.” It was a turning point in the season for the Chippewas, as Kent State and CMU have been consistent perennially powers in the Mid-American Conference over the last 25 years. “This is probably going to make our season,” head coach Jerry Reighard said. “This 25-year-old rivalry continues

each year; each team pushed each other to the max. I believe the belief instilled in this team after this meet will carry us a long way.” For the second-straight meet, Teubner finished with an all-around score above 39. Focus is a big part of Teubner’s recent high-scoring outburst. “The beginning of the season I was really focused on what was going on around me with the team and what I needed to do for them,” Teubner said. “I had a turning point. I started just thinking more about myself. If I do my job, the team will do theirs. It’s been paying off.” Freshman Halle Moraw competed all-around after battling mono in the preseason. “I’m glad to be back doing all-around. I was hoping to be back here earlier,” Moraw said. “I’m really happy. I’m glad I was able to hit 4/4.” Reighard has watched Moraw battle back from mono to earn the honors of competing as an all-arounder. “She had mono, as recently as Christmas break,” Reighard

said. “The wind could of blown the poor girl away some days when she came back. She really stepped it up and made the team a believer.” Moraw finished with an overall score of 38.675. Along with Teubner’s 39.225, sophomore Brittany Petzold stepped up and scored a 39.00. CMU was 24 out of 24 on events, not counting a fall for the first time this season. “We finally did it; we finally put it all together,” Teubner said. “It was a perfect time to do it. There is no better feeling than beating Kent State at home.” The win continues CMU’s dominance over the MAC and puts them in complete control of the MAC. According to Reighard, it also gives Kent State no hope. “With the final score, even if they hadn’t counted a fall, we still would of beaten them,” Reighard said. “They can’t ride home and say ‘oh there is hope, or we could of done this or that;’ we took care of business today.” sports@cm-life.com

Central Michigan senior thrower Kevin Mays set a school and conference record Saturday at Akron. Mays’ 71-foot, 11-inch throw set both a CMU and MidAmerican Conference record. It is the first throw in CMU history 70 feet or more. The throw also automatically qualified Mays for the NCAA championships March 9-10 in Boise, Idaho. “They read (the distance) off and I went crazy,” Mays said. “Everybody was hugging, highfiving and everything.” The previous CMU record had stood since 2006, when it was set by Dave Stallworth, who threw 68-9 3/4. Mays said his mother wasn’t there to see him break the records, but he knows family and friends will be there to see him compete in the MAC championship Feb. 24.

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Sturgeon has temporarily filled Jarod Trice’s position as heavyweight, while Trice pursues the Olympic dreams. Sturgeon wants to match the success Trice has had over the years. He has blended in with the team, as CMU heavyweight Mike Murray put it, “seamlessly.” Borrelli said he bought into his system and has caused no problems. Murray, who was overtaken by Sturgeon for the starting position, said he is one of the most genuine people on the team. When asked if he was disappointed about losing the spot to a transfer, he said “I was a little bit apprehensive at first, but it’s really hard to stay mad at a guy that’s such a nice guy.” Sturgeon’s record this season is 24-9. If someone was to explain

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Joe Roth out of National Duals with undisclosed illness By Jeff Papworth Staff Reporter

Central Michigan wrestler Joe Roth did not wrestle on Sunday in the National Duals as a result of an undisclosed illness. Roth traveled with the team, and the decision was made before weigh-ins Sunday. CMU ended up losing to Purdue and American. “It was a very frustrating day for everybody,” head coach Tom Borrelli said. “If we have him in that dual meet against American, we win that dual meet. But that’s no excuse.” Roth is ranked No. 17 in his weight class by InterMat and

second in the Mid-American Conference. “It’s tough not having him. He’s one of our best wrestlers,” CMU wrestler Anthony Bill said. “He usually sets the tempo and gets us all fired up.” The sophomore has a 16-2 record in duals and an overall record of 29-7. Borrelli said he most likely will return to the mat on Thursday when CMU hosts Michigan State at McGuirk Arena. Heavyweight Peter Sturgeon was hampered by an ailment of his own. He received stitches on his forehead after an elbow scrapped it on Tuesday. He

split a pair of matches this weekend. “It affected him. Yes, I’m sure it did,” Borrelli said. “It affected his practice during the week, and I’m sure it had something to do with (how he wrestled today).” sports@cm-life.com

“I usually don’t pay attention to the score really, just try to focus on my match,” Bill said. “I kind of just black everything out.” The only other wrestler who did not suffer a loss on Sunday was Bennett. His most impressive win was against No. 19 Brian Atwood of Purdue on a 7-2 decision. The Chippewas will move on from their losses and host Michigan State on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. “We got a good team, and we can get past these two

“My mom was going to come, but I’m glad she didn’t because the weather got kind of bad,” Mays said. Mays said he expects more of himself as the season progresses to its climax, with the upcoming conference and national championships. “Continue to be very technical and realize there’s still room for improvement,” Mays said. “After the celebrating, when we sat back and watched it, we saw that not everything was there. We’re all excited, we all worked hard to get to this point, but we’re focused on the big picture.” Director of track and field Willie Randolph said he was happy with the performance of Mays as well as the rest of the team. He was quick to add that the expectations only rise as they move on in the season. “They were way more comfortable today than they were at Notre Dame,” Randolph said. “We just have to be ready

when we come back (to Akron) in a couple weeks. We just want to be in the MAC.” He said how the team improved for that meet. “We got a lot of things done considering a lot of the kids on the team have never really been in an environment like that,” Randolph said. “But the bottom line is they have to be ready to go when we go back there in a couple weeks.” Randolph said the performances in each event were strong. He said senior multievent athlete Josh Kettlewell had a strong showing in pole vault, who marked 16-06. He said a couple runners, sophomores Shawntoreah Turk and Ross Parsons, ran strongly. Turk finished second-place in the gold division 400-meter dash with her season-best time of 55.75. She was also part of the 4x400m relay that finished runner-up.

his style on the mat, it would be more technical than most heavyweights. He wrestles like a light heavyweight, Borrelli said. Murray has had the task of facing two NCAA qualifiers in Trice and Sturgeon at practice. He said Trice is quicker on his feet, and Sturgeon has more “mat sense” and has great positioning, while Trice relies on his athleticism. Murray said Sturgeon’s skills as a game planner should not be underestimated. He appreciates Sturgeon telling him the weaknesses of the next heavyweight opponent in case he has to go in his place. “I think it forms a pretty good bond as teammates and friends,” Murray said. Sturgeon has had his ups and downs this season as a result of a more difficult schedule than when he was wrestling for the Spartans. “Definitely more of a grind here than UNC-GB,” Sturgeon said. “It’s definitely a positive. I’ve seen all of these guys now that are going to be at Nationals.”

Borrelli said he is now over the adjustment period and will come on at the end of the season. Sturgeon is ranked No. 17 by InterMat at the heavyweight class. He suffered threestraight losses at the end of January that were all dealt by ranked opponents in duals. He was riding high before winter break began with wins over top-10 opponents, Minnesota’s Tony Nelson and Spencer Myers of Maryland. Sturgeon shattered Nelson’s undefeated record, and since then, Nelson has only lost in one other match. Sturgeon’s hope of winning Nationals has not wavered. He said entering the tournament he will not have the anxiety he felt last year. “I want to win nationals. That’s been my goal ever since I stepped on the wrestling mat,” he said. “I won’t have the gigantic weight on my shoulders and not knowing where I’m going to be in two or three months.”

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UREC Improves Service with Disney Training The University Recreation Events and Conferences department recently held a training seminar for their employees to enhance customer service. Chippewa alumnus and Disney recruiter, Marcie Lemke was one of the speakers who shared her experiences about working for the College Disney Program. Lemke shared the importance of commitment to creating magical moments for each unique customer. Disney speaker, Ernesto Sosa is a former recreation professional that works with the company’s traditions and recruiting initiatives in the Miami area. Sosa spoke about the value of upholding high standards in service and entertainment. Walt Disney’s “Chain of Excellence” places emphasis on guest satisfaction and achievement. Disney leadership invests their resources into their frontline staff or “Cast Members.” UREC employee, Tiffany Sadowski spoke about her experience, “It was nice to see the customer service skills they use on a large scale and how they relate to our department.” Senior Assistant Director of Student Personnel and Training and Development, Kellie Schafer of UREC explained, “Our customer service and employee training model are taken straight from Disney.” UREC also provides URec U Majors, which improve employment experiences by offering education in marketing, leadership, customer service, safety, and wellness. For more information including available job listings and employment with University Recreation, Events, and Conferences contact Kellie Schafer, Senior Assistant Director of Student Personnel and Training and


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Baseball takes advantage of unseasonable weather By Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter

February in Mount Pleasant usually means the Central Michigan baseball team is cooped up inside the Indoor Athletic Complex. But this February has been anything but usual. Instead of being trapped in the IAC because of snow, the Chippewas have been outside for a part of every practice since Jan. 31, until the recent snowfall Friday, and even held a five-inning scrimmage in Theunissen Stadium last week. “We’ve been on the football turf but never on our full-size game field,” head coach Steve Jaksa said about practicing outside this soon. Friday, CMU will travel to Troy, Ala. to start its season against Troy University, so getting outside and being able to play could be the key to a strong start. “Getting on the field and playing five innings allows you to work on a lot of little things, and we’re very pleased with how it went,” Jaksa said. “It gave us a chance to run bases, throw (pickoffs) and set up situations like tied in the ninth inning with a runner on second.” Being able to get outside early could help the pitchers more than any other position. Yes, fielding a ball off the dirt is different than off turf, and fielding a pop fly is different with open sky than a

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Players, alumni get together at ‘Meet the Chippewas’ Saturday By John Manzo Senior Reporter

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Junior pitcher Dietrich Enns pitches against Kent State last season at Theunissen Stadium in Mount Pleasant. The Chippewas beat Kent State 2-1.

ceiling. But basic pitching mechanics are based around throwing off a raised dirt mound, not a portable turf mound. “It’s different, we’ve never been able to get out on the actual field, and to get out there and get actual gamelike reps is good,” junior pitcher Dietrich Enns said. “It’s nice to see how the ball works on hitters off a dirt mound instead of inside.” Base running, pick off plays and going through situations are important fundamentals that a team cannot truly work on inside. But another important team aspect that improves is morale. Team said its morale goes up when the team can finally get outside and play the game they love the way it’s

meant to be played, outside. “It will definitely help us in the long run,” Enns said. “I feel we’ll be more prepared for the season right off the get go; it’s a huge advantage for us to be outside.” The Chippewas have a tough test against the Trojans to start the season, and being able to play live outside before heading south could be the difference between some wins and losses. “We know the opponent (Troy) we’re facing is pretty good,” Jaksa said. “They were in the top 25 in the country and made it to a regionals, and they were No. 44 in the country in attendance. And being opening weekend, it will be an environment that won’t be friendly to us.”

The Central Michigan baseball family was in full effect Saturday afternoon at Coco Joe’s Beach House. Players, coaches, parents, grandparents, coaches and alumni were all at the event during the annual “Meet the Chippewas” event six days before the team heads off for its first game against Troy Friday. It gave family members, alumni and the community a chance to have a closer interaction with the coaching staff and players. “It’s just an opportunity for the community to see and come out and get some free autographs for some of the youngsters who could make it today,” head coach Steve Jaksa said. “It’s a fun, social kind of atmo-

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Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter Sitting at Coco Joe’s Saturday afternoon during the annual Meet the Chippewas event, one would get a sense of family, friendship and pride. There was a sense of ‘Chippewa baseball,’ as the current players, former players, coaches and families would say. The Central Michigan baseball program is one filled with a rich and successful tradition that people take pride in. “‘Chippewa baseball’ comes from the loyalty of our alumni with a tradition that started back with Bill Theunissen (head coach 1953-62), then Waldo Sauter (head coach 1963-70), Dave Keilitz in the 70s and to Dave Kreiner (198598) then eventually trickled down to me,” current head coach Steve Jaksa said. Since Theunissen took over in 1953, CMU has a record of 1755-1006 (64 percent), includ-

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resent the university and our baseball team.” Gary Arbogast, who became a part of that baseball family as a CMU baseball player from 1968-72, was a guest speaker. He reflected on his memories as a player at CMU, discussing the importance of teammates and how he can still recollect those memories 40 years later. Senior outfielder Sam Russell was full of smiles and said it was a great event and a good time for the team to kick off the season. “It’s always a great turnout and to see all the parents of not only the returning players but the new guys as well,” he said. The Chippewas finished as the Mid-American Conference West division champions last season, finishing with a 31-27 record and 17-9 in the MAC.

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sphere, and then hey, we have to hit the ground running next week.” The event began with an autograph session and lunch, which then proceeded into a player-by-player introduction from assistant coaches, Jeff Opalewki, Brett Haring and Derek Simmons. Jaksa was pleased with the crowd, discussing the importance of having this baseball family. “One of the things in our mission statement that we try to hold dear is the fact that our baseball family, they’re a part of that baseball family,” Jaksa said. “They don’t try to come in and make decisions or that kind of thing, but they’re still part of it. They’re still a part of our baseball family, and whether you play a little or a lot, if you wear a Chippewa uniform, you rep-

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time,” she said. “So I will also apply to MD programs, because they’re a little easier.” Sharma said Maraskine took his freshman chemistry class, and although it was the harder, two-semester version of the class, Maraskine still displayed exceptional organizational and intellectual talent. “She served as a model for other students, and at the time we were looking for someone to help out in the lab,” Sharma said. He said along with being naturally smart, Maraskine also demonstrates good practical sense in the lab — something he said other people might lack. Sharma’s lab work is in the field of nanotechnology, which is something many major research universities are researching and has many practical applications in medicine, he said. She said if she decides to go into an MD program, she will do it for two years and then apply to a PhD program to combine the two. However, assistant professor of biology Stephen Juris said he thinks Maraskine would be a good candidate for one of the combined programs. “I think she’s really going to excel in whatever she decides to do, so I think she won’t have any problems,” he said. “Maraskine’s husband was stationed in Afghanistan last year as a member of the U.S. armed

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“And it was a good opportunity for me to learn more about something that I care about.” Schneider said the RSO focuses on more than competing. Community service, philanthropic events and team building are among the activities members do to help the community and each other. “We do resume-building workshops to prepare for the business world, too,” she said. Participating in DECA has given her the competitive edge, she said. “It’s helped me think on my feet faster,” she said. “You’re competing against all these other business students, and you have to give a good answer.” A lot of work was put into starting the organization and preparing everyone for the competitions, Schneider said. “We want to prepare students for their future careers and expand their classroom knowledge in a competitive setting,” she said. “We’ve accomplished so much in our first year, and I’m really proud of everyone.”

Marina Maraskine’s time serving as a model student is helping her as she competes for the Goldwater Scholarship. “She’s possibly one of the best undergraduate students I’ve ever had,” said Ajit Sharma, a professor of chemistry. Maraskine, a Midland junior, was nominated for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, which according to its website, supports highly qualified students in the math and sciences who wish to pursue careers in that field. Maraskine has worked in Sharma’s lab for almost three years. The website for Dartmouth College explains each university may only nominate four students, and 300 scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship gives a maximum of $7,500 annually for tuition, books and room and board. Juniors can receive a maximum of two years support, and seniors can get one year of support. Maraskine said she should know by the end of March if she is a scholarship recipient. Maraskine said she intends to apply for a combined MD/PhD program so she can be a doctor while continuing her research. “I realize not many people get in (to the program) the first

Central Michigan University’s Collegiate DECA made a name for itself at its first state competition during only its first year as a registered student organization. Sixteen of the RSO’s 23 members competed in the State Career Development Conference Feb. 3 to 5 in Battle Creek for the chance to go to nationals in Salt Lake City, in April. Of the 11 Michigan universities present, Central Michigan University had the third biggest presence, said Rochester senior Scott Walbrun, Collegiate DECA’s vice president of finance. “There are different types of events, all business related, but all types of business,” he said. Walbrun said each member gets a case study and a half hour to prepare for the situation then presents the ideas to a panel of judges. Some competitions are individual and some are done with teams of two or three. “Overall, eight of the 16 people placed in the competition,” Walbrun said. For his competition, Walb- studentlife@cm-life.com run analyzed two company financial statements and made an investment recommendation, landing him in second place overall. Rochester junior Vinnie Olsen placed first in the retail management competition and second in marketing manage,ment. Life Mt. Pleasant, • 436 Moore MI 48859 Hall, CMU, • www/cm-life.com Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 • www/cm-life.com “I learned a lot about the Classifi Rates ed Ad Policy & Rates ability to improvise on the ed spot Ad Policy &Classifi and formulate a strategy under ept advertising which CM Life reflects will not discrimination knowingly accept because advertising which 15 reflects discrimination because Rates: word minimum per classifi Rates: ed ad 15 word minimum per classified ad a high-pressure situation,” Ol-toorreject ational origin, andof CM race, Life color, reserves religion, the right sex national or origin, and CM Life reserves the right to reject or vertising which isdiscontinue, in the opinion without of thenotice, Studentadvertising Media which is in the opinion of the Student Media sen said. Bold,1-2 italic and centered 1-2 per issue Issues: $7.75 per issue Bold, italic and centered e standards of CM Board, Life. CM is not Lifeinwill keeping be responsible with the standards for of CM Life.Issues: CM Life will$7.75 be responsible for The transition in atmosphere type are available along type are available along e extent of cancelling typographical the charge errors for the only space to theused extent of cancelling the charge $7.50 for the space used 3-6 Issues: per issue 3-6 Issues: $7.50 per issue with other special features with other special features from classroom to professional ch an error. Credit and for rendered such an error valueless is limited by such to only an error. Credit for such an error is limited to only like ad attractors. Issues: $7.25 per 7-12 Issues: $7.25 per issue like ad attractors. ny credit due the befipicked rst dateup of publication. the CM Life Any officredit ce due can7-12 be picked up at the CM Life offiissue ce setting is acan challenge, heat said. f the ad. If you find within an error, 30 days report of termination it to the Classifi of the ed ad. If you find an error, report $7.00 it to the Classifi ed 13+ Issues: per issue 13+ Issues: $7.00 per issue “You want to put on your best y responsible for the Dept. firstimmediately. day’s insertion. We are only responsible for the first day’s insertion. show for them, and it’s hard to do my best to comeALWAYS up with the OPEN AT WWW.CM-LIFE.COM/CLASSIFIEDS PUBLISHING DAY! ALWAYS OPEN AT WWW.CM-LIFE.COM/CLASSIFIEDS best strategy possible,” he said. A complete advertising campaign was prepared weeks in Up to $500 toward a research or creative project advance for Vice President of Public Relations Lauren Schneider’s competition. The Milford senior said she and a partner had to come up with a budget and present difUp to $3500 toward a summer research or creative project ferent advertisements using all forms of media, marketing The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “It was pretty well received by the judges,” Schneider said.

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Central Michigan Life

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