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CMU hosts Special Olympics this weekend Summer Games bring athletes from across Michigan By Morgan Yuncker Staff Reporter

Athletes from across the state will compete for personal victory and a slew of medals at the Special Olympics Michigan 2011 State Summer Games starting Thursday. SOMI will celebrate its 40th anniversary on CMU’s campus, with opening cer-

emonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Kelly Shorts stadium. About 2,500 athletes will participate and more than 5,500 CMU students, faculty and community members will either volunteer or watch the games, said SOMI Director of Public Relations Kimberly Purdy. “It’s like someone sprinkles pixie dust from Disney on the entire event; it’s that amazing for everyone,” Volunteer Games Committee Director Steve Thompson said. The theme of this year is

“Celebrate,” to distinguish its status as 40th anniversary of the Olympics at CMU. “The Olympics occur twice a year, one being the summer games and the other being winter, each are of equal importance,” Thompson said. “Twice a year the athletes can be treated as special because they are the main focus.” The games will include aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, the Motor Activities Training Program, power lifting, handball, volleyball and weightlifting.

Thompson said each athlete can participate in up to three events, the most popular of which are softball and track and field. Purdy said this year’s games will feature a special guest performer. David Steffan, a Special Olympics Nebraska athlete and musician, will perform at the beginning and final ceremonies. Steffan, who has mild cerebral palsy, has performed at the Special Olympics National games. A special olypmics | 2

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Area 26 athlete Thyron Bartlett, 15, of Detroit, sprints to the finish line of the 400-meter dash to take first place in his heat with Area 2 athletes Andy Swartz, 29, and Kelly Everson, 22, close behind to take second and third places, respectively, during the Special Olympics 2010 State Summer Games at the CMU track.

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Programs to be made accessible from Internet Virtual lab pilot available for download By Maria Amante Senior Reporter

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Mount Pleasant residents Nick Cononico, left, Chris Kowallic, center and Shepherd resident Tim Fair, members of the Honor Guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Michigan Post 3033, stand throughout the ceremony as fallen soldiers are commemorated Monday morning during the Memorial Day Parade near the Korean War Memorial at the intersection of Main and Broadway Streets.

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Goffnett is a member of the VFW post’s Canteen Committee and marched in the parade carrying the American flag. The parade also featured representatives from both Bounty 110 and the American Legion, and was accompanied by the Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band. The parade started at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway Street and Kinney Avenue. The parade addressed its congregation at the intersection’s World War I and II memorials before marching downtown to deliver a speech at the corner of Main

and Broadway Streets. At the intersection, the paraders put a small U.S. flag on each of several white crosses in front of the Korean War veterans’ memorial at the intersection. Goffnett said he was taken aback by much of the crowd’s reaction to the marching bands’ rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. “When they played the national anthem, (I was surprised by) the number of people that didn’t take their hat off,” he said. “It amazes me the number of people that don’t know or just don’t take their headgear off.”

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Mount Pleasant resident Vance Hoffmeyer, 3, holds a tissue flower handmade by veterans of the American Legion Auxiliary Monday morning during the Memorial Day Parade near the Korean War Memorial at the intersection of Main and Broadway streets.

After the speech, the parade and its followers marched to Island Park, 331 N. Main St. where another small ceremony took place at memorials representing wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Goffnett said at that point, the parade and its congregation also placed a wreath into the water to honor Navy veterans who went down with their ships. The parade and its congregation also stopped at the Catholic cemetery on Fancher Street to perform a ceremony before concluding with a final ceremony at the memorial gardens north

of town. After the parade, the post hosted a lunch at its headquarters, 4841 E. Pickard St. Wisconsin resident Bonnie Coonen made a trip to Mount Pleasant for Memorial Day to see her children and grandchildren, and attended the parade while in town. Coonen’s husband died in the service. “Memorial Day is meant to honor those who have served our country,” she said. “My husband was in the Navy for 30 years, and now I have a grandson who A parade | 2

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ven 90-degree temperatures did not stop Mount Pleasant residents from celebrating their appreciation for America’s war veterans. Veterans of Foreign Wars Michigan post 3033 hosted its annual Memorial Day parade Monday. Hundreds of people lined surrounding streets to pay tribute to service members from the past to the present. “If it wasn’t for the veterans, we wouldn’t have the freedoms that we have and we wouldn’t have the country that we have,” said VFW member John Goffnett.

CMU is creating a program to allow registered users to access licensed programs and software remotely from their own computers. Software available at the Grawn and Woldt Computer Labs will be made accessible to anyone with an Internet connection, global identification and password. The program is currently in the pilot stage, said Roger Rehm, vice president of Information Technology. Users who sign up will receive a $1 credit to their print quotas. “We started it last year in the public labs,” Rehm

said. “You can log in to a desktop image and that delivers the software ... the nice thing is we can access it anywhere.” The pilot does not yet allow for printing to lab computers but it is a planned feature, said Jeff McDowell, associate director of user services and support. Users can, however, connect to a local printer and print that way. The project is still in the pilot stages, but Rehm said he hopes for it to be fully functional in the fall. McDowell said the virtual lab adds additional services to students. “(Before), the only way to access the applications (was) to come into campus and access the labs physically,” he said. “Now, they don’t actually have to take the time to come in

The Grawn Computer Lab is being relocated to the basement of Ronan Hall to make way for classroom space and group meeting rooms. The plan has been in discussion from as early as March and was recently finalized. The new lab will have fewer computer terminals, but Roger Rehm, vice president of Information Technology, said that would be countered with a virtual lab project. When the remodel of the current space is complete, more public computing space will be available to the public, he said. The virtual lab is a project allowing accessibility to programs on the Grawn and Woldt computer labs through a registered user’s home computer terminal. “We are looking to increase access to the right

resources, not decrease it,” Rehm said, “We hope to be open and functioning at the basement of Ronan before classes start in the fall.” About 100 computers are currently available in the Grawn lab. The finished Ronan space will have 65 terminals available. The public computing spaces will have access to printing capability, Rehm said, which will accessible from the virtual lab. The College of Business is creating classroom space and 10 individual meeting rooms in the remodeled Ronan facility, said Charles Crespy, College of Business Administration dean. “In Grawn you will be tied to using your own machine, but there will be a really nice place for you to do it,” Rehm said. Crespy said the relocated lab is still accessible, as it is about 50 yards away from the current location. He said the lab’s new hours will be extended beyond 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We are going to transform that space to a more student-friendly facility,” Crespy said. “It will grow A grawn | 2

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w A "Let’s Do Lunch" performance will be hosted by Art Reach of Mid Michigan from noon to 1 p.m. at Art Reach of Mid Michigan, 111 E. Broadway St.


w A "Mastering the Mouse" computer class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S. University Ave. w "Family Storytime" will be held from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Library, 301 S. University Ave.


w A free watercolor class will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon at Art Reach of Mid Michigan, 111 E. Broadway St. w Eddie Money and Night Ranger will perform live at 8 p.m. at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd.

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is in basic training, and I have a good friend who was killed in Iraq.” Goffnett said the parade attendance was lower than he would have liked, but he thought the turnout was decent overall. “Almost everybody has someone in their family that has served in the service,” he said. “I think we need to honor them, especially the ones that didn’t return from war.” - Staff reporter Orrin Shawl contributed to this report.

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and much better serve the entrepreneurship program and other programs we have in the college of business.” Crespy said the project is funded by a $500,000 gift from Isabella Bank and will begin construction in late August. The university is still soliciting donations for the renovation, which will cost $920,000. “There are a few details that still need to be tied up,” he said. “We have other sources of funding.” Class opportunities Crespy said an instructor could teach a class in a traditional classroom in the space during one instruction period and then allow students to break out into groups in individual rooms in another, allowing the instructor to filter in and out of each individual group session. “This creates more dynamic classroom opportunities

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to access the facilities.” The purpose of the pilot, McDowell said, is to test the interest levels of students. Mount Pleasant sophomore Alexander Murray said he likes the idea of the virtual lab because now he “doesn’t have to leave his couch” to access programs he may need for his business classes. “I think that’s cool,” Murray said. “If there’s certain software I don’t want to pay for or I don’t really want but still have to use ... this would be nice.” Students will also have accessibility to their personal storage UDrives with the virtual lab. Instructions on how to access the program are

[News] and (allows) a class to meet in a hybrid fashion, which would allow us to double book the classrooms,” Crespy said. “There’s a huge shortage of team-building and team-exercising places on campus.” The remodeled area will be accessible to all students, but entrepreneurship students will have first priority in accessing the area. “This is a really positive thing for College of Business students and an opportunity to ... modernize the way we teach,” Crespy said. The adjacent study room is getting a remodel as well, Crespy said, with a “significant amount of money” being used to update the technology and vending machines in the room. The Bovee University Center will also receive additional meeting and study space, said Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management, in a May 2010 interview. Its renovation is set to be completed in December.

available at the Office of Information Technology’s website. McDowell said the virtual lab is accessible from both Mac and Windows operating systems, and will help the speed at which the programs run for some users, because they will run on CMU servers instead of loading the software onto a personal computer terminal. “Applications you cannot run on a computer because it’s old will work on the virtual lab because you’re not running it on your computer,” he said. “All your computer is doing is providing a connection to the machine. A slow machine or connection may experience sluggishness, but the pilot will be a lot faster than if you installed it on your own machine.”


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Other highlights of this year’s games are a visit from Miss Michigan Katie Laroche, a U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial flyover, a fundraising motorcycle ride, a torch-lighting ceremony and the announcement of king and queen of the Olympics. “My favorite part of this event is all the people involved,” Thompson said. “It is a feel-good place for everyone; it is like no matter win or lose, everyone is always smiling and happy.” Free health screenings will be offered for all the athletes participating in the games. The Young Athletes Program will also introduce children to the Special Olympics before they are eligible to compete at age eight. The Special Olympics games can have as profound an effect on spectators as it does on athletes. “I think this event makes

people aware of the different disabilities there are out there, as well as noticing the challenges the athletes must overcome,” Mount Pleasant resident Debbie Bauder said. Purdy said SOMI relies on help from Mount Pleasant community members and students. “I think it’s special for the students to be able to work with the athletes,” she said. More than $40,000 has been raised for SOMI from icon sales and sponsors from different companies around mid-Michigan. CMU professors have also raised a large amount of money for the event. “I think this is also going to help the economy because it is such a big deal and is going to bring so many people into the city,” Bauder said.

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Festival of Banners hangs community art across county By David Oltean Staff Reporter

Downtown Mount Pleasant has colorful new communitycreated banners to complement its community-created street art. Children, students, residents and artists alike have their creativity displayed throughout Mount Pleasant and Isabella County in the form of 393 vibrant banners. Residents of Mount Pleasant, Shepherd and Winn came together to design the art banners for the third annual Festival of Banners, hosted by Art Reach of Mid Michigan, 111 East Broadway St. More than 175 banners were put up in Mount Pleasant, where the event first started in 2009. Art Reach Executive Director Kathryn Hill was very pleased to see such a strong response from the community for the event in 2011. The number of banners


By Maria Amante Senior Reporter and Maryellen Tighe Staff Reporter

The average automated teller machine in Mount Pleasant charges $2.76 for non-member transactions, significantly more than the $2.33 national average reported by the Wall Street Journal. But students and other consumers can avoid the higher fees by knowing where to pick up their cash. Central Michigan Life looked at 20 ATMs in Mount Pleasant, with charges ranging from $2 to $3.25. Most ATMs charged $3. The observed $2 ATMs were located at a Shell gas station, 1911 S. Mission St. and a Next Door Store, at 1041 Mission St., operated by MetaBank and Cash Depot respectively. The $3.25 ATM was located at Soaring Eagle Casino, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., and is operated by CasinoCash. Most banks do not charge fees to their customers at terminals those banks own, said Rob Shuster, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Independent Bank. “If you’re a customer of the bank, there are no fees,� Shuster said. “It’s only if you’re not a customer of the bank there’s a foreign ATM charge.� Shuster said ATM fees are determined through several variables including maintenance and operations, costs

“Virtually anyone can buy them and set their own prices, like a bubble gum machine. You could buy an ATM and put it in your garage.� Dave Charles, Cash Depot president

of service and competition with other financial institutions. The significant operating costs of ATMs come from network fees and the fact that ATMs carry a significant amount of cash that is not earning interest, he said. Also, if an ATM is not connected to a bank branch, the bank is responsible for rent in that particular location. Shuster said the cost of operating an ATM is fairly significant, and they are not designed to create profit depending on the location of the machine. “If there’s not a lot of foreign transactions, then you’re not going to generate much (revenue) in those ATM foreign charges, and again, you’re not charging your own customers,� Shuster said. “You’re only generating those fees by non-customers using the machines ... In general, the machines don’t generate a profit, rather they allow us to provide service 24/7 at reduced cost.� Independent Bank does not operate ATMs inside of restaurants or bars, casinos and gas stations, he said, but does have locations at retail outlets or strip malls, including one on Mission Street.

Cash Depot owns several ATM locations in Mount Pleasant, and 4,000 nationwide according to its website. Most of these locations are in restaurants, bars and convenience stores. Clinton Township senior Stephanie Jaczkowski said she makes a special effort to avoid ATM fees, and has not encountered many instances where she needed to pay one. She said it is worth her time and energy to walk to an ATM where she would not receive a fee. “If you take money out three times a month, it adds up really fast,� Jaczkowski said. Dave Charles, Cash Depot president, said ATM owners determine fees and locations themselves. He said there are few barriers to ATM ownership; a few background checks and, unless the applicant has gone to jail for printing money before, they are allowed to own a machine. “Virtually anyone can buy them and set their own prices, like a bubble gum machine,� Charles said. “You could buy an ATM and put it in your garage.�

Trillium Fine Clothing, 123 E. Broadway St., was one of several downtown stores to decorate a banner for its business. Store owner Helen Chase asked her niece, Melinda Salchert, to design a banner for the festival for the second year in a row. “The amount of talent in some the banners is amazing,� Chase said. “The community members and students that design these for downtown are wonderful.� Mount Pleasant resident BriahnaWard designed two banners for the festival. One was made for her work, Main Frame Gallery, 213 S. Main St., while the second featured a creative rendition of a girl swinging from a tree. “It definitely gives people something to look at downtown,� Ward said. The festival will last until November, when the banners will be taken down.



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has increased significantly since the 192 designed in 2010, and 160 in 2009. “For the first year, the banners were just in downtown Mount Pleasant,� Hill said. “Now, the festival has taken on a life of its own.� Individuals chose to design the banners however they wanted, as long as they fit on the 30-by-60 -inch space provided. Animals, nature scenes and business or organization designs were some common submission themes. Downtown Development Director Michelle Sponseller said she believes the banners bring beauty and creativity to the streets of Mount Pleasant. The city helped Art Reach by hanging them up banners throughout the week. “It just makes downtown much more lively,� Sponseller said. “The ones the children make are adorable, and some of the other banners are absolutely breathtaking.�

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Rose qualifies for NCAA CMU loses 5-2 against Miami outdoor championships mac baseball tournament

No. 2 seed bested 5-2 by No. 3 By Aaron McMann Staff Reporter

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – After a while, playing from behind starts to catch up with you. The Central Michigan offense couldn’t come through late, losing 5-2 against Miami May 27 before a listed 1,541 at VA Memorial Stadium, hours removed from having to make a ninth-inning rally to stay alive in the Mid-American Conference tournament. Miami lost 11-0 to Kent State in the championship round the next day. The Chippewas, who came into the tournament as the No. 2 seed, returned to Mount Pleasant with a 31-27 overall record wondering, “What if?” “We had a couple great opportunities and had some good swings, the ball just didn’t go through,” said CMU head coach Steve Jaksa. “It’s disappointing because we gave such a great effort and made such a great run, but for whatever reason fell a hair short.” Miami led for much of the game on the pitching perfor-

mance of starter Brooks Fiala, who allowed one earned run on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings. CMU jumped on Fiala early, getting a pair of hits, before junior infielder Tyler Hall was called out at home. Instead of getting in early against the undefeated RedHawks, it was Miami who struck first. Following two perfect innings from CMU starter Bryce Morrow, Miami right fielder Ryan Curl jumped on the first pitch he saw and laced it down the right field line for a double. After a perfectly executed sacrifice bunt, Ryan Brenner drove in the first run of the game. CMU tied the game in the fifth when junior designated hitter Nate Theunissen blasted a solo home run over the right field wall, continuing his postseason tear. The RedHawks responded in the bottom half of the inning. In the seventh, it was Theunissen again tying the score with a double down the left field line. He was one of only two CMU players to have a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4. But just as the Chippewas got themselves back into the game, Miami responded with offense of its own to reclaim the lead. “Everybody played their hearts out,” said Theunissen, who fought to hold back tears.

“The outcome wasn’t what we wanted, but Bryce (Morrow) pitched a phenomenal game.” Morrow, a senior, allowed five earned runs on 10 hits in 7 2/3 innings. Miami’s biggest runs came in the eighth, after the Chippewas loaded the bases but failed to produce any runs. The RedHawks strung three consecutive hits together to take a 5-2 lead, making a comeback difficult given their dominant pitching performance. “Their starter did a really good job of attacking our hitters,” said senior third baseman Brendan Emmett, who went 1-for-4. “He was ‘strike one’ all night, so you got to give him credit. We just couldn’t get that timely hit when we needed, it seemed like.” Emmett was one of eight seniors to have played his final game in a CMU uniform. Senior shortstop Robbie Harman was ejected in the fifth for arguing a close play at second base. “It’s kind of bittersweet — I (have) eight great seniors that played their butts off and unfortunately we fell just a little bit short,” Jaksa said. “Any time you can repeat any kind of championship, it says a lot about the guys and leadership that you have.”

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Poblah drafted by Blue Bombers Wide receiver joins former teammate Carl Volny in Winnipeg By John Manzo Senior Reporter

Former wide receiver Kito Poblah was selected by Winnipeg in the Canadian Football League’s supplemental draft on Monday. Poblah, who was unable to enter the original CFL draft due to a delay in paperwork, was expected to be selected by the Blue Bombers’ organization in the CFL supplemental draft after he was declared eligible. “I just want to be out there and play football,” he said about his new situation in Winnipeg. “I just want to go out there and compete and get a chance to play. I know I can contribute.” Despite the move, Poblah will be around a familiar face.

His former CMU teammate, Carl Volny, was selected by the Blue Bombers in early May and now both have Kito Poblah the chance to continue their friendship at the professional level. “It’s funny because it’s just the way it’s supposed to be,” Poblah said. “We’re supposed to be together all the time.” When the 6-foot-2-inch wide receiver was selected, he came with a high price — the Blue Bombers offered their 2012 first round pick — which could mean they see a lot of potential in him. In an article posted on CBC. ca, Blue Bombers vice president and general manager Joe Mack assured their interest in the Montreal native. “We feel this addition certainly strengthens our Canadian contingent, especially at the receiver position, and we look forward to having him in

camp to compete for a spot on our roster among the very talented group of receivers that we have assembled,” he said. He had 154 receptions for 1,908 yards and 15 touchdowns at CMU. He’ll look to produce those numbers in the CFL, but his ultimate goal isn’t a CFL standout, he said, it’s to be in the National Football League. Poblah wants championships at the CFL level, but understands that the NFL is the highest level. “I think it’s any players’ dream to go to the NFL,” he said. “Whatever route I have to take, I’m going to take. I’ll contribute to Winnipeg and hopefully we can win a couple championships while I’m here and we’ll see what happens after that.” The Blue Bomber’s first game is on June 16 in the pre-season against Montreal. Opening day of the regular season is on July 1 against Hamilton.

Two others eligible for substitution By Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter

One of four Central Michigan track and field athletes at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Regionals emerged with a shot at a national championship. “(The athletes) competed at their highest level and we were pretty proud,” said track and field director Willie Randolph. Sophomore Alex Rose finished third in the discus with a throw of 186 feet. He will represent CMU for the second time in his career at the outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa. “I felt really confident about my throws at regionals,” Rose said. “They really put me in a good position for nationals”

The Chippewas saw the end of senior Mykal Imbrock’s career as the hammer toss record holder finished 14th out of 48 with a toss of 189 feet. “She is a very solid person, very focused and driven,” Randolph said. “It’s unfortunate that she doesn’t have another year because we feel she still has more.” Junior Ryan McCullough, who played a big role in the men’s third place finish at the Mid-American Conference Outdoor championships, competed in the hammer toss where he holds the school record. He also competed in the discus. The junior was able to finish in the top 15 of the region in the hammer toss, with a throw of 198 feet, but it wasn’t enough to qualify for nationals. Both McCullough and Imbrock did place well enough to qualify for a spot

at nationals if any participants ahead of them were to drop out before the competition. Sophomore Maddie Ribant broke the school record in the steeplechase at the prestigious Penn Relays this season and competed at regionals with a time of 10:53.52, which was good enough to put her in the top 40 athletes of its region. Rose will head to the University of Iowa to compete for the national championship in the discus for the second year in a row. Rose came into regionals ranked sixth in the entire nation. “I have a really good chance at nationals; I know a lot of the guys and they’re great competitors but I’ll be right there with them,” Rose said. “I’m not going to walk in like a freshman, I’m going to step into the ring and compete like I always do.”

MAC tournament had ups, downs for CMU By John Manzo Senior Reporter

The road to the MidAmerican Conference was a bumpy one for No. 2 seed Central Michigan as it made its way to an unsuccessful day 3 game against Miami. After beating in-state rival Eastern Michigan for the MAC West title, it fell in the first round against No. 7 seed Western Michigan 9-7 in a game that had CMU scoring four in the first, but only three the rest of the way. It also couldn’t overcome four errors throughout the course of the game. Arguably, the lone highlight performance for the Chippewas was the play of junior Nate Theunissen. He was perfect at the plate, batting 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI’s. The loss put CMU in a winor-go-home scenario. And it responded well, but not without some late-game heroics. The Chippewas rallied from a three-run deficit in the ninth inning to keep its

season alive with a 9-8 win. Junior Tyler Hall was by far the best player on the field in the come-from-behind win. The infielder hit for the cycle, hitting a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the plate, with five RBIs. The win earned CMU an opportunity to knock out the Broncos in an elimination game for both teams. Runs came early and often, but the Chippewas had something WMU didn’t — an eight-run inning. “I told them before to keep hitting the ball over the fence and score runs,” said head coach Steve Jaksa. “I should have told them that every inning.” Despite the big second inning by CMU, the Broncos did not quit, rallying and eventually taking the lead 12-11 entering the final inning of play. Once again the Chippewas prevailed with late-game heroics, scoring two runs to prevail 13-12. Next up for CMU was the No. 3 Miami, with opportunities to move onto the MAC

Tournament finals. The Chippewas’ second game of the evening didn’t go as well as their first. CMU exhausted all its runs in the previous game, continually playing catch-up and only scoring two in a 5-2 loss to end its season. “We had a lot of things that were probably not easy for us, in regard to playing twothirds of our league games on the road just because of weather-related issues,” Jaksa said. “ (It was a) tough situation where I thought we had an umpire make a poor judgment on a situation that wasn’t necessary ... I can’t do anything about that, but it’s just extremely disappointing.” Senior Brendan Emmett had his career come to a close. Despite not making it to the finals, he had no regrets. “Miami deserved to win, but it wasn’t like we deserved to lose it,” he said. “We played hard the whole way through.”


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CLEAN CONVENIENT QUIET. Two Blocks CMU. 1, 2 BR, (Some with W/D) $385 to $550 plus utilities + Deposit. Non-smoking, no pets. References. 775-8709 /330-1484.

PART-TIME MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST at Mt. Pleasant practice. Send re sume to Gratiot Management Co. 401 S. St. Johns St., Ithaca, MI 48847. Or e-mail

LARGE 1 BEDROOM upstairs apartment. Located downtown. Available August 1. $450/ month plus utilities. No pets. 989-430-1563.

PART TIME DELIVERY driver. A.M. 4 hours a day 5 days a week. Must possess chauffeurs license. Stop in to fill out application. 1955 Gover Parkway.

TWO BEDROOM HOUSE close to campus. Available in August. Includes water and garbage. $260/ month. 772-5171.

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VARIETY OF 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Next school year. 989-560-7157. NO PETS, REFERENCES.

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CMU chef inspires students to reach out By Odille Parker Staff Reporter

Standing at 6 feet and 6 inches with long hair and a hippie style, 62-year-old John Noland always stands out in a crowd. Noland moved to Mount Pleasant eight years ago looking for a fresh start, and he has been a cook on campus ever since. Noland works at Merrill Residential Restaurant and said he takes pride in planning meals that are both tasty and healthy. Noland has made an effort to increase vegetarian choices and uses products from local markets in his meals. While sauces are his specialty, he wants to provide meals that

keep everyone happy. “My mother taught me to cook when I was a child and it’s something I’ve enjoyed doing since,� Noland said. “I get to develop new things, and I get pleasure in making something that makes someone go, ‘Yum, that’s good.’� Music is another of Noland’s life pleasures. He has sang and played guitar since 1966, and also teaches at no charge. Folk music is his specialty. Noland said he likes the fact that it is acoustic, has meaning and can be taken anywhere. Chelsea Hummon, a 2009 CMU alumna and close friend of Noland, loves to listen to the stories he has to tell through his music.

“My favorite times are when he forgets that he’s in a room full of people and starts playing songs he learned in Vietnam,� Hummon said. Noland has been around the world, and he said his experiences in the Vietnam War play a big role in his life. Hummon has known Noland since her freshman year at CMU, and he has become like a part of her family. “Just by being there, John has had a huge impact in my life,� Hummon said. “He reminds me that it’s really important to not pass by someone without interacting with them, because you never know who might be your best friend.�

Noland considers himself a pacifist with a very simple lifestyle. He is not into technology, loves to be around people and enjoys being a “safe haven� of the town. His nature-loving personality pushes him to be pro-green. He participated alongside Hummon in Power Shift, a political movement for environmentally friendly energy changes. He has also helped a friend develop a compost system at CMU. Matt Phillips, a 2006 CMU alumnus, became part of Noland’s young group of friends. The two have driven across the country visiting major national parks, and enjoy playing music together.

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Mount Pleasant resident and culinary partner John Noland empties broccoli into a steaming pan April 14 while working at the Merrill Residential Restaurant.

“We bond well on a philosophical level,� Phillips said. “We have a lot in common with similar views. And when he talks,


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