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After recession, questions remain Faculty says time will only Are college graduates choosing tell whether recession is over gap-year programs to avoid jobs? Olivia Ingle email@example.com Money has been a touchy subject in many American households for the past few years, but Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said the recession is finally over. Since Bernanke made the statement, economists have been quick to try to prove him wrong, but Sheryl Ann Stephen, a Butler University assistant finance professor, said only time will tell. “There are signs that it is getting better,” Stephen said. “I’m optimistic, but I think it’s going to take the United States a while to climb out of the mess that we’re in.” Stephen said we should first notice signs of recovery in the unemployment rate. The unemployment rate going down is a sign that the economy is doing better, she said. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in August 2009 was 9.7 percent, which is up 3 percent from August 2007 when the recession is said to have started. Supposedly the economy is getting better, but in August 2009, the rate was up .3 percent from July 2009. William Rieber, a Butler economics professor, said it’s not only important to look at the unemployment rate, but also at real estate. Rieber said everyone thought home prices would go up because they always go up. “Just like the sun comes up every day, we think home prices will rise,” Rieber said. “Well, they didn’t, and it caught virtually everyone by surprise.” Home prices have stabilized, Rieber said, and the stock market is better now. Families and students have had to react to the fluctuating economy. Rieber said families have had to cut back on some things, such as vacations or sending
their children to private colleges, even though Butler’s freshmen enrollment was higher than anticipated this year. He said that students probably have to work harder during the summer to make money, even though job opportunities are not as plentiful for them. “I think internships really help Butler students,” Rieber said. “Butler students are much See RECESSION Page 4
Caitlin O’Rourke firstname.lastname@example.org Noah Schlueter saw plenty of his friends graduate from college, go to graduate school, get jobs and settle down. But that was not in his plans. Schlueter, who graduated from Butler University last December, said he had always wanted to experience living in Europe. So when he discovered an au pair program that would take him to France for a year, he immediately took it.
Collegian photos by Maria Porter
HELP IS OUT THERE: Career centers, like that of the WorkOne center in Indianapolis and the Internship & Career Services center at Butler University, work to help people find jobs.
“It’s just all these ‘unconventional’ experiences that I have had now,” Schlueter said. “It’s falling in love with my two boys [that I babysit], traveling with strangers from all over the world and learning a new language and new culture.” Schlueter’s story may sound out of the ordinary, but the trend to take a “gap year” after college is becoming more and more popular as students look to travel or give back before they settle down with a job or graduate school. Jennifer McConnell, assistant director of Internship and Career Services at Butler, said that even on Butler’s campus there has been an increase in students who take a gap year. From 2007 to 2008, there was a 5 percent raise. Data isn’t fully completed for this year, but McConnell said she expects another raise. Most of the popular options for a gap year are Teach For America, the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps or going abroad to teach English to Asian, Eastern European or African countries. Some people argue that students choose alternatives because they can’t find jobs in this economy or they want their student loans diminished, but McConnell disagrees. “Obviously, I can’t completely disregard the economic crisis, but I definitely think it has to do with a generational trend as well,” McConnell said. “Butler especially is very interested in giving back to the community.” Mallory Gore, a junior at Butler considering the Peace Corps after her senior year, said she agrees. The financial aid is definitely a benefit but not her main reason, she said. “Why I want to join the Peace Corps is really because I have been so blessed, and I want to be able to give back to my community,” Gore said. Schlueter added to this sentiment as well, saying that financial issues shouldn’t be the main reason, and he doesn’t think students would “get as much out of it if their heart’s not in it.” However, it may be a definite perk for students See GAP YEAR Page 4
International staff members push for ESL classes to broaden abilities Caitlin O’Rourke email@example.com When Augusto “Coco” Acosta, supervisor of Building Services at Butler University, first came to the United States from Venezuela, he lived in constant frustration of not being able to understand the world around him. Acosta managed to learn and excel at the English language, but he knows many of his co-workers still haven’t been able to get a good grasp on the language. “We have professional people cleaning the university,” Acosto said. “We have nurses, elementary teachers, high school teachers, a psychologist, a biologist and a lot of talent, but due to the language this [is] all they can do.” So Acosta and a few other employees went to Butler’s staff assembly with a plan to fix that problem. The result is now being put into action. Butler is starting an English as a Second Language (ESL) program this year to help those on campus who need help with their speaking, computing and reading skills. “We first talked about getting a translator to help the staff with paperwork,” Acosta said. “Later, the staff said it would a better idea to actually teach the language instead.” Acosta said there are about 26 staff members who cannot speak English well. Many are Hispanic, but some are from India and Africa. The class, although open to the entire campus, is very focused on staff members at Butler who have trouble with communication. “The staff actually asked for these classes in staff assembly,” Kathryn Brooks, an assistant professor of education and main organizer of the program, said. “Now, they’ll be able to work with a teacher four hours a week and learn basic literacy skills and conver-
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sational English.” For those who want them, basic computer skills will also be taught, such as e-mailing and using basic Microsoft Office functions. The other part of the program is the conversation partner program. This will allow the Spanish-speaking staff to practice their English with native English speakers on campus while also allowing the English speakers to practice their Spanish. Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to be partners for the program. “We wanted to do this part for a couple reasons,” Brooks said. “First, the staff feels a sense of isolation because of the language and culture differences. We want them to feel part of the Butler community. “Also, we want to recognize the language and culture they bring to campus is a community asset. It’s not about the staff learning English so much as all of us becoming more cross-culturally competent.” Acosta said that although the group is focused on communication used in their everyday lives, they are hoping to do more in the future. “We want to expand the program to the staff’s families,” Robert Holm, director of university research programs and vice chair of staff assembly, said. “Also, we’d like to be able to include a program where they could also get their GED.” Holm said first they need to see about participation and if the program will possibly get additional funding from the state. However, just having the program is a big step, Brooks said. “I think we’re pretty ahead of the game,” she said. “Not a lot of schools work with the staff to help them improve their language.” Acosta said he is extremely excited for the program to take full effect. “I know how hard it is to live without understanding what’s going on,” Acosta said. “It’s going to help them to grow in their work and personal life.”
Saving the planet?
Composer from Abroad
Our columnists debate the validity of green-job economic theories in America.
Japanese composer Hifumi Shimoyama will perform with the JCFA Composers’ Orchestra Thursday.
Collegian photo by Rachel Senn
ADVOCATE: Supervisor of Building Services Augusto Acosta lobbied for language classes for Butler staff members.
Football Still Undefeated The football team is now 4-0 after erasing an early 21-point deficit and winning in overtime.
Butler Forecast Today
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Disney College Program promotes leadership Grace Wallace firstname.lastname@example.org Walt Disney World is not only a place for large crowds, screaming children and live versions of favorite movie characters—it could be the location of your next internship. The Disney College Program began in 1981. Since then, more than 45,000 students from schools across the world have participated in the program. The internship consists of a variety of different programs offered in both the fall and spring semesters. It is a paid internship opportunity in which students work in a selected hospitality field while also receiving class credit for one of the eight classes offered through the program. Students are hosted either in the Orlando, Fla., or Anaheim, Calif., Walt Disney Resorts. Senior education major Sarah Greenberg participated in the Disney College Program in Orlando during the 2008 spring semester. Greenberg worked as a lifeguard at Typhoon Lagoon while also taking an Exploration Series class titled “Exploring Leadership.” Greenberg said her class focused on how to become a leader. Disney employees often came to class to speak on how leadership relates to any career. It was very interesting to see such insight into a corporation as large and successful as Disney, she said. “The benefits were amazing,” Greenberg said. “I had passes that would get my family and me into the parks for free, and we also got huge discounts for hotels and restaurants.” Greenberg said she also had the opportunity to go on backstage tours, such as “Keys to the Kingdom,” which tells all the secrets of Animal Kingdom and its creation. “We would get up at 6 a.m. to tour all of these amazing places for free before the park opened up to the public,” Greenberg said. The Director of Internship and Career Services, Gary Beaulieu, said the Disney College Program would be a great opportunity for all students. “Disney is a world-renowned company known for outstand-
ing service and an impeccable reputation,” Beaulieu said. “Therefore, students can learn many skills from a well-respected company. Some of these skills include, but are not limited to, customer service, marketing, leadership, teamwork and management.” Students should also look into joining an internship such as the Disney College Program after they have graduated, in light of the recent economic recession. “The Disney College Program is not something that I would be particularly interested in because it doesn’t pertain to my future goals, but I think something like that is a great networking opportunity for a lot of people,” senior Kelli Blackmore said. “Especially with the way things look in the job area, recent graduates have an opportunity to make money while also broadening the amount of people they can connect with.” Students who are interested in becoming part of the program should start by attending the information sessions held at the IUPUI Campus Center Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Greenberg said this is the best way to go about applying for the position because you have the assistance of a recruiter who can make the application process simpler. “The application process is not really about résumés and transcripts,” Greenberg said, “It’s more focused on looking at your personality to see if you would fit into the ‘Disney Way.’” Greenberg would also like to stress to students that the Disney College Program is a steppingstone to many other opportunities within the Disney Company. Those who participate in the program can go on to work in professional internships, which Greenberg said are much more focused toward a particular major. “The Disney College Program is a learning experience about professionalism, culture and diversity,” Greenberg said. The Internship and Career Services office is a resource on campus that can help students who are applying for a Disney internship. Beaulieu said students can receive help with their applications and résumés, as well as preparation for interviews. “Disney looks for students that are good at communicating,
Collegian photo courtesy of Sarah Greenberg
HANGIN’ OUT: Sarah Greenberg gained valuable work experience while spending time with her favorite Disney characters. good at customer service and good at teamwork,” Beaulieu said. “They also seek those that are interested in leadership and learning all the aspects of Disney’s areas.”
Homecoming Events 2009 -
Dress Up Day! Wear retro or theme apparel! Sign up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside Starbucks Yell Like Hell Preview 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Reilly Room Midnight Snack 12 a.m. in the Reilly Room
Sigma Chi Chariot Race 9 a.m. along Hampton Drive 50th Anniversary Carillon Concert and Open House 9:30 a.m. in Holcomb Gardens 9th Annual Bulldog Beauty Contest 10 a.m. on the Atherton Mall Family Fun Fest hosted by Blue II 10 a.m. to noon on the Atherton Mall Barktoberfest 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the HRC lawn Butler’s Big Tailgate 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Clowes Mall Homecoming Parade 12 p.m. along Hampton Drive and Sunset Avenue Football Game vs. San Diego 1 p.m. at the Butler Bowl Volleyball Game vs. Alabama A&M 7:30 p.m. at Hinkle Fieldhouse
Tomorrow Lawn Decs, Due by 10 a.m. Yell Like Hell 6:30 p.m., the Hinkle Main Gym, doors open at 6 p.m.
Friday Women’s Soccer Game vs. Milwaukee 4:30 p.m. at the Butler Bowl Drive-In Movie 10 p.m. on the Mall President’s Dinner 6 p.m. in the Reilly Room
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Bell tower rings out on 50th anniversary Allison Denton email@example.com Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of a prominent Butler University landmark, the Mrs. James Irving Holcomb Memorial Carillon tower, known commonly as “the bell tower.” A carillon is a musical instrument containing at least 23 tuned bells. While the bell tower has an automated chime system, set with a clock to go off every hour to remind students not to be late to class, the purpose of the tower is to project the sound from a carillon out into the gardens. Carillon concerts were held in the gardens at 5 p.m. every Sunday between June and September. Last Sunday marked the final concert of the regular season. During concert season and after, concert goers find themselves wandering through Holcomb Gardens or into the garden house where William Engle, Butler’s carillonneur, plays. But most people enjoy the music from benches or rocks surrounding the adjacent pond. “We’ve been coming for about three years, first of all because our daughter was teaching here, and she used to come over and listen, but we still come because it’s a nice, relaxing place to sit,” Gloria Boedeker said. “It’s just a beautiful, beautiful spot, and you can see the koi, the fish, swimming. We just love coming here, and it’s friendly, especially when school is open. All the students go by with their bikes and their dogs and they all say hello. It’s very pleasant.” Boedeker and her husband, Roy, listened to a concert relaxing on chairs at a top of the hill leading to the
bell tower and pond. Another Butler alumna, Angela Roessler, sings the praises of the bell tower. “I was a student here from 1996 to 2000, so I always come back,” Roessler said, “and I brought my son to have him check out the bell tower. I like bell towers in general, and I wanted to see what he’d think about it.” She and her son heard a concert while walking the paths of the garden, feeding ducks and throwing rocks into
the pond. These kinds of relaxing and pleasant experiences were Holcomb’s intentions upon creating the gardens and the bell tower, Engle said. “He thought the best thing you could do to leave a legacy is to beautify a college campus,” Engle said. “Holcomb’s idea was, why don’t we try to make this as nice of a university as we can while it’s here.” Holcomb, who served as a former chairman of trustees of Butler, went to famous universities on the east
coast to get an idea of their bell towers and their aesthetic qualities. “Most of those schools were copied off of the European schools, Cambridge and Oxford,” Engle said. “You have these gothic kinds of buildings, you have these churches, a lot of them were church schools, and many of them have bell towers. Most of the Ivy Leagues you can think of had bell towers on campus.” Holcomb dedicated the bell tower to his wife, who passed away the year before it was erected in 1959.
Collegian photo by Maria Porter
CARILLON TOWER: The bell tower to celebrate its 50 years of existence with a special memorial concert Saturday. at 9:30 a.m. with a tribute to its debut performance, as well as works by carillonneur, William Engle.
He intended for the tower to serve as homage to a college education, thus engraving it with quotations from well-known poets, authors and political figures. The bell tower’s grandeur, coupled with the garden’s beauty, attracts many visitors each week. In celebration of the upcoming anniversary, Engle, who has been playing the carillon for more than 30 years, will perform a special memorial concert Saturday at 9:30 a.m. In honor of the dedication that took place so many years ago, Engle will try to repeat the original program as closely as possible along with some pieces of his choosing to reflect the last 50 years. The bell tower, aside from being a landmark, is also a lasting Butler tradition. The bells ring every year during the morning of Homecoming, commencement and other school celebrations. In past years, they were even used for activities, such as sorority pinning, Engle said. “The sororities would pin and then throw the guy in the lake, I used to play for that,” he said. Having a beautiful place to visit, no matter the purpose, is a privilege on Butler’s campus—young children, students and adults alike flock to Holcomb to relax and experience the gardens’ splendor. “I’ve had people come, and some of them are not able to even get out of their car much, but they’ll run the windows down, and sit there and write letters or read or they’ll just be,” Engle said. “They find a peacefulness to the sound of the bells.”
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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NEWS RECESSION: Faculty says Butler students are prepared for economic rollercoasters Continued from Page One
BUPD Beat Sept. 21 1:04 p.m. – 44th STREET An ofﬁcer took a report of damage to private property. 9:30 p.m. — BUTLER TARKINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD An ofﬁcer took a report of a theft of a motor vehicle. Sept. 22 3:53 p.m. – BUTLER TARKINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD An ofﬁcer took a report of a theft of private property. 7:17 p.m. – JORDAN HALL An ofﬁcer took a report of a ﬁre alarm activation. Sept. 23 9:20 a.m. – SCHWITZER HALL An ofﬁcer took a report of an injured person. 9:30 a.m. – OFF CAMPUS An ofﬁcer took a report of a theft. Sept. 26 2:44 a.m. – DELTA TAU DELTA An ofﬁcer took a report of an assault. 3:23 a.m. — BUTLER TARKINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD An ofﬁcer took a report of theft of private property. Sept. 27 1:50 p.m. — BUTLER TARKINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD An ofﬁcer took a report of damage to private property.
more mature and sophisticated in their fields because they have a lot more learning by doing.” But with the economy in an uproar, the extra experience still hasn’t helped Josh Kaharski, a 2009 Butler graduate. “I have yet to find a job,” Kaharski said. “I have applied and now am in the process of just waiting around until I hear back from someone.” Kaharski said it seems like all of the same people are applying for the same jobs that he is. “My advice to students is to be involved in everything,” Kaharski said. “Do a lot of different things to separate yourselves from the rest of the pack because good grades are important, but it’s the other stuff that makes the difference.” The United States will always have recessions because there are always ups and downs in the economy, Rieber said. The key is for the recessions to not be as bad as the more recent one, which will require more regulation in the financial
markets. “We do need different regulations, but it’s still not obvious what they are,” Rieber said. “I’m optimistic but not sure.” Stephen agrees that recessions are unavoidable. She said there have been financial crises in the past, but for some reason, the United States has always weathered the storm. “I think the future is not all doom and gloom for us,” Stephen said. “We can avoid major catastrophes in the future by being more vigilant. I think there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Lizzy Whalen, a Butler sophomore, said she has high hopes for the future of the economy. “Hopefully the economy will continue to improve, so there will be jobs available for my graduating class,” Whalen said. “I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t find a job.”
GAP YEAR: Programs like Teach For America offer students alternatives to job search Continued from Page One
to know that the Peace Corps offers a deferment for student loans while in the program, a living allowance in the country and a new program, called “Master’s International,” that allows students to apply to graduate school and then submit an application for the Peace Corps. After completing initial coursework, students go overseas and have a thesis or other culminating project grow out of the service work to earn a master’s degree. Teach For America offers a full teacher’s salary, benefits and has partnerships with graduate programs, more than 50 law schools and more than 35 medical schools. Lauren Secatore is the current recruitment director for Teach For America at Butler. Teach For America has seen a 40 percent increase in applications this year, with more than 30,000 applications. “I think one of the reasons students have become so interested [in Teach For America] is that this generation has kind of grabbed onto the issue of education
and equality,” Secatore said. “They’re inspired by the Teach For America mission because they’ve seen the inequality and are motivated to change it.” More than anything, the gap year is a way for students to explore all options after graduation. Gore said that this angle needs to be stressed more. “I had a class where Internship and Career Services came in to talk about options after graduation,” Gore said. “They made it sound like a gap year was a last resort if you didn’t have a job or get into grad school. That’s not the way I, or anyone I know, looks at it at all.” It is clear to see a gap year is hardly the last resort for Gore and Schlueter, who both speak excitedly about their past and upcoming experiences. Schlueter said that the gap year might not be for everyone, but for anyone who needs time to figure things out, it’s a viable option. “I think that it’s great to do something out of the ordinary,” Schlueter said, “knowing that the ordinary is waiting for you anytime you want it.”
Collegian photo courtesy of Noah Schlueter
SIGHT SEER: Noah Schlueter decided to spend a year as an au pair in Europe after graduating from Butler last December. He’s pictured here in Switzerland.
Faculty, students create online literary magazine project Allison Denton firstname.lastname@example.org Literary magazines are a staple of many creative writing programs across the country, and now Butler University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program is joining in. “Booth” is a new online literary magazine put together by English department faculty and students. “The chance to work on a literary magazine is a big draw for MFA students,” “Booth” associate director Bryan Furuness said in an e-mail. “In workshop, the students work on their writing; “Booth” rounds out their experience by giving them the opportunity to work
on the editing and publishing side of the literary world.” The members of the MFA Program thought the magazine was a necessary and beneficial addition to Butler’s English department. “We were trying to find ways to represent more strongly the sense of a literary community that we feel we have and want to continue to nurture,” Robert Stapleton, editor of “Booth,” said. While “Booth’s” first edition was edited and published mostly by faculty members, the department hopes students will eventually become more involved. “The hope is that it’ll become a project more directly for the MFA
students,” Stapleton said. “In a few years, we’d like them to take over more of the editorial positions.” On “Booth’s” Web site, the names of the MFA students are listed on the masthead as readers, while faculty names fill the editorial staff. “We want to move toward bringing the MFA readers to more critical positions, serving as core editors [that will] eventually have a sense of creative ownership with the project,” Stapleton said. One reason the magazine was created was to help teach the MFA students more about the publishing process. “It’s going to give the MFA students an opportunity to see the
2:48 p.m. – INTRAMURAL FIELDS An ofﬁcer took a report of an injured person. 7:11 p.m. – GARDEN HOUSE An ofﬁcer took a report of damage to university property. Sept. 28 4:04 p.m. – 44th STREET An ofﬁcer took a report of damage to private property.
FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE: The English department faculty and students are producing an online literary magazine for students as well as writers outside the community.
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process of how things get read and chosen for a literary magazine, so as they are creating things and sending things out, they’ll be able to bear that in mind,” MFA creative writing student Jay Lesandrini said. Lesandrini hopes to become more involved with the magazine as the year progresses, reading and choosing prose pieces, poetry or both. “As we’re reading this stuff and it’s coming in from all over the United States, from most likely young, aspiring writers, we get to see the pulse of what’s going on outside of Indiana and the Midwest too,” Lesandrini said. Lesandrini said this will help the MFA students prepare themselves for submission of their own pieces to journals around the country. “It gives us a good opportunity to participate in the process and see what it takes; what do people look for in a story or in a poem? How much time do you get when it’s stacked up in a pile of things that are being read?” Lesandrini said. Unlike Butler’s undergraduate literary magazine, “Manuscripts,” which publishes submissions from only Butler writers, “Booth” is receiving work from all over the country and has placed ads calling for submissions in several national journals. Within “Booth,” readers can find a variety of literary works, such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry. “We [also] have a bunch of really cool lists,” Stapleton said. “They’re non-fiction and come
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from true things from our lives that are playful, curious and whimsical.” Although the magazine is young, the editorial staff said they have high aspirations for its impact on readers. “[I hope ‘Booth’] makes readers laugh, weep, gnash teeth, lean back and say, ‘My God,’” Furuness said in an e-mail. Because the magazine is new, gathering readers is important and necessary in order to receive submissions and place the magazine on the literary map. “One of the things we’ve been talking about are things we can do to start to market it,” Lesandrini said. “Once it gets marketed, you’ll get more people to it.” “We’d like to move forward to be able to embody both the electronic world and also move to, on some occasion, a hard copy,” Stapleton said. “We’re kind of bouncing around a lot of creative ideas for the next year or two.” As far as deciding on “Booth” as the name of the publication, it was a group effort between the staff and the English department. “We thought long and hard about the process of identity,” Stapleton said. “We liked names that offered or evoked some sort of physical space or geography. One of the things we like about “Booth” is that we hope it evokes a sense of intimacy and community. “There are multiple kinds of booths, so there are a lot of ways to read into it. However, most booths we could think of offer some sort of haven or harbor for a community to connect.”
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
It Isn’t Easy Being Green Are green job theories helpful or detrimental to a nation’s economy? Page 6
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Spectator Sports OUR POINT THIS WEEK:
Open admission to Butler sporting events is a privilege deserving of appreciation.
Butler University does Homecoming right. Greek events, a President’s Dinner, a tailgate, a Bulldog beauty contest, a parade—all help give the week the flavor it ought to have. But we at The Butler Collegian can’t help but feel a little something is still missing. As stoked as students seem for the extracurriculars, matching enthusiasm grows notably absent when the topic arises of the core around which Homecoming is built—a Bulldog football game. Last year’s clash was dampened by lagging student support, with football players later admitting they noticed an exodus after halftime despite the Oct. 25 contest against Morehead State remaining very much undecided. The Pioneer Football League officially listed the day’s attendance as 3,592—a solid turnout but less than that year’s home opener against Franklin. The embarrassing fact, however, was that Butler University Athletics felt the need to mention the fan departure in the game recap on its Web site. Even more embarrassing was that the early departures missed a great 31-21 comeback victory by the home team,
with members of Butler’s football squad working hard to win a difficult game on a festive day, while some of their classmates didn’t care enough to stick around another hour or so in support. It was an unfortunate symptom of a larger circumstance that The Butler Collegian hopes to use Homecoming to bring to light. Butler students enjoy a great privilege— admission without charge to any and all athletic events. This certainly is not the case at many colleges around the country. One can find colleges both to the north and south of Butler where attending a sporting event means numbers to call, surcharges, ticket pick-ups and readmission no-nos. Here, using that privilege is a simple equation. Students get to see a competitive, collegiate-level sporting event at no additional cost and support their fellow classmates and colleagues at the same time. Why not take advantage of a sweet arrangement? The school and the athletic department have done their part. Our athletes work hard on their part. Isn’t it time that the student body performed better in
theirs? Butler achieves great things in a variety of sports deserving of our attention, support and, most importantly, attendance. Those who shun the importance of support for all Bulldog teams miss out on a rich aspect of the college experience. So consider this year’s Homecoming a call-out: Catch the women’s soccer contest Friday against Milwaukee at 4:30 p.m. Invest in Saturday’s 1 p.m. football game against San Diego. Then watch women’s volleyball play Alabama A&M at 7:30 p.m. Know the players. Follow the score. Wave a pennant. Relax. Then, in the months ahead, make it a point to sample a little of everything—tennis, swimming, track and field, cross country, softball and golf. It’s all free, so take as much as you’d like. Odds are, you’ll be glad you did, and so will the athletes in blue and white.
Capitalism, despite Michael Moore’s objections, remains best system for all Chris Goff firstname.lastname@example.org No one seems to take Michael Moore all that seriously. His films—documentaries or mock-u-mentaries—play well to a fringe audience, live a short shelf life and then fade from consciousness. Consider it proof that Americans still value at least a semblance of little things called “fact” and “truth.” Or that they more or less like and respect their country. But Moore hasn’t given up. Far from it. Undeterred by all his previous discredit, he is now trying to claw back toward relevancy with the release of a film called “Capitalism: A Love Story.” And while it is tempting to chuckle at the (insert laugh line) macroeconomic theories endemic to Moore’s latest output, one can’t be quite as dismissive when he is seen making the rounds on so many television shows before Friday’s national release of “Capitalism.” Moore has been everywhere. Larry King, Terry Moran, Chris Cuomo, Keith Olbermann and Jay Leno recently hosted him. Unfortunately, instead of exposing a filmmaker who time and again bashes America overseas, all the appearances did was allow Moore the opportunity to lead otherwise wellinformed people down a very ill-informed path. According to Reuters, Moore’s movie concludes, “‘Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil.’” How sad and ignorant. See, if you think America is great, as I do, and if you look around and see the greatest people, the greatest innovations, the greatest opportunity and the greatest prosperity, as I do, then appreciating capitalism and the American free-enterprise system becomes very important. After all, it would seem they contributed to America’s success, right? Moore doesn’t care for capitalism, and that’s fine. He can think whatever he wants, just as he thinks George Bush lied to start a war in Iraq and communist, third-world Cuba has the planet’s best health care system. But capitalism is what has built America and provided its citizens the highest standard of living ever known to man. Capitalism works because it gives economic freedom to the people and not government. The more workers get to keep of what they earn, the more money they have to spend, invest or create jobs and start businesses. It really doesn’t take a degree in economics to figure out. But in some quarters, particularly among youth, academics and Hollywood types, it has become fashionable to run down what works. It is hip to say that capitalism oppresses, kills, starves young children and makes people poor. Self-aggrandizing types feel important suggesting they have a better answer than the economic system in place in America for over two centuries. Also, trust me when I tell you, there are plenty of people who resent the fact that James Madison and other Founding
Fathers did not make it the government’s business to dictate who should earn what amount of money. Let me take an aside on that note, because this is one of the great things about capitalism. You may not like that Joe CEO makes $10 million and owns four houses. But when Joe CEO buys those four houses, does only Joe CEO benefit? No. All sorts of people derive income from working on those homes—carpenters, plumbers, electricians and painters. Ordinary people who work in those industries depend on that business. Joe CEO also is likely to go shopping for furniture, televisions, ceiling fans, carpet and lighting for the interior, is he not? That’s more commerce occurring because he had cash to spend. Joe CEO’s money is better off remaining in private sector circulation than it is being dropped down the black hole of Washington inefficiency. That is the beautiful thing about capitalism. When we keep and spend our own money, someone else benefits directly. This is because the market is the best economic planner around. No human being or team of Ivy League experts can impose their version of fairness on an economy as complex as one that serves 300 million people. It simply cannot be done. World history shows that. The Soviet Union spent 50 years in economic misery as a result of central planning. It collapsed on itself as the folks in charge tried to manage and set thousands of prices on a daily basis. Socialist visions fail because they do not bring out the best in people. They do not inspire competition. They do not promote individual achievement. They do not favor the creation of new wealth. But they draw people in with the idea that all other factors can remain the same, all of the prosperity, all of the freedom, all of the institutions, can remain the same if we just take lots of income from the rich and give it to the poor. That’s never been sustainable—the whole “give a man a fish, teach a man to fish” analogy applies. Paying for poverty in any system leads to more poverty. Meanwhile, working for money leads to more people working. Hopefully more Americans will do some thinking about capitalism’s role because of Moore’s movie. After all, capitalism is freedom—the freedom to work, the freedom to buy and the freedom to keep the fruits of our own labor. To refute a common refrain, capitalism did not cause the recent financial crisis. The downturn was a failure of government trying to intervene for far too long in credit markets. In the 1990s, Attorney General Janet Reno threatened redlining lawsuits against banks that did not make enough low-income or minority home loans. Politicians pushing so-called affordable housing for the poor popped the housing bubble and then blamed capitalist greed for a mess of their own making. Banks were bullied, sued and told for years that they had to make loans to customers regardless of credit. Left-wing agitators like Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, who
chaired the House Banking Committee, were trying to help the poor through government dictation to private business. That was not capitalism. General Motors was told for years and decades what to pay their employees, how to pay their employees, what kind of cars to make, when to make them and how to meet environmentally friendly standards. GM couldn’t make its own business decisions. That was not capitalism, either. Those who oppose capitalism want equal outcomes instead of equal opportunities. What capitalism has done in America is guarantee equal opportunity and not equal outcomes. Equal outcomes, of course, was the dream of Karl Marx—dream being the operative word. Those who oppose capitalism also push two easilydebunked myths. Myth: Capitalism doesn’t make the rich pay their fair share. Truth: According to the latest available Congressional Budget Office data (2006), the wealthiest 20 percent of Americans pay nearly 70 percent of all federal taxes. The top 1 percent shoulders 28 percent of the total tax burden. Myth: Capitalism doesn’t take care of the poor. Truth: According to 2009 Bureau of Economic Analysis data, one in every six dollars Americans earn is given to them by federal or state government and, according to Census Bureau surveys, 67 percent of households defined as poor have DVD players, 67 percent have cable and the typical “poor” individual owns a car, a refrigerator and a washer and dryer. According to usgovernmentspending.com, greedy America is spending a measly $573 billion on poverty programs in the 2009 fiscal year. Also, if capitalism harms the poor, can someone explain why more poor immigrants choose to come to capitalist America every year than all other countries in the world combined? Bottom line: Moore got it right. Capitalism is a love story. Americans love liberty, the ability to keep their own possessions, their own money and their own property to use legally as they want to use it for themselves and their families and not for the government to parcel out to those who might not deserve it. Money is freedom, and freedom is money to buy things. A love story, you might say.
This Week in Washington Still Open: The AP reports the White House may not close the Guantanamo Bay detention center by January. Plans for the relocation of 225 terrorists held there are apparently uncertain. Quotable: “In my wildest dreams, I never thought it would work this well.”—Vice President Joe Biden praised the stimulus bill. The unemployment rate was 8.1 percent before the stimulus. It is now 9.7 percent.
Monsters of Folk Attack! This new album is the result of collaborating artists Jim James, Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst and M. Ward. All 15 tracks are sure to blow you away. Page 8
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Playlist of the Week We celebrate Homecoming this week with a list of tunes that remind us of, well, coming home. Page 8
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Guest composer makes U.S. premiere Amy Rensink email@example.com This week, one of Japan’s top three composers will be on Butler University’s campus for the American premiere of several of his pieces. Hifumi Shimoyama will also work with composition students, sharing stories about his life and his music.
Michael Schelle, director of the Jordan College of Fine Arts (JCFA) Composers’ Orchestra and head of the composition department at Butler, met Shimoyama a few years ago during a visit to Japan. For the past year and a half, Schelle has planned and anticipated Shimoyama’s arrival to the states. Tomorrow, the JCFA Composers’ Orchestra and Shimoyama, along with Butler faculty and
Hifumi Shimoyama GUEST COMPOSER General Lectures Today Lilly Hall 120 11 a.m., Free Thursday, Oct. 1 Lilly Hall 124 11 a.m., Free
Composers’ Orchestra Thursday Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall 8 p.m., Free
outside musicians, will perform several Shimoyama originals, including “Jumon” (1971), “Dialog” (1962), “Improvisor” (2008), “Duplication” (2009) and “Wave” (1972/2002). Each piece is presented by a small ensemble. Instruments to listen for include piano, cello, guitar, percussion and clarinet, Schelle said. Shimoyama was 15 years old when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. As a result, he created the very emotional, intense music that made him famous. “Shimoyama is like the Aaron Copeland in Japan,” Schelle said. He also mentioned that Shimoyama has much more fame in Europe than in the States. The recital will also include the world premiere of three original pieces by Butler graduate student Scott Comanzo, junior Meredith Gilna and graduate student Zane Merritt. Each piece was written this year and selected by Schelle. Schelle created the Composers’ Orchestra in 1985 as an ensemble course with 20 to 25 players. They perform pieces from 20th and 21st century composers. The music includes experimental, avant-garde and classics from the 1940s and 1950s, Schelle said. “It’s mostly composers that aren’t dead,” he said. The visit will be challenging since
Damon portrays humorous FBI informant Drew Schmidtke firstname.lastname@example.org With quirky dialogue, a mustached Matt Damon and a lesson about corporate malfeasance, “The Informant!” delivers a strangely enjoyable time. The film is an admittedly dramatized telling of the true events recorded in journalist Kurt Eichenwald’s 2000 book “The Informant.” Mark “Corky” Whitacre was the head of the BioProducts division for Decatur, Ill.-based Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) in the early and mid 1990s. The company processes grains and seeds to add to food, beverage and other commonly used products. The company also took part in the price fixing of lysine, one of their products. Whitacre helped take down ADM by becoming an informant for the FBI. Matt Damon stars as Whitacre and plays the corporate executive role amazingly well. The film focuses almost entirely on Whitacre, so Damon’s part is crucial to the film. Scenes are separated by Damon’s narration of Whitacre’s thoughts throughout. These frequently have nothing to do with the plot, but serve as hilarious insights into Whitacre’s mind. “The Informant!” begins with Whitacre trying to solve a quality control problem with one of ADM’s products and quickly spirals into deeper territory. The FBI gets involved, and Whitacre, urged by his wife (Melanie Lynskey), tells them about the price fixing. Wanting to do the morally correct thing, Whitacre is easily convinced to become an informant by two FBI agents played by Scott Bakula and Joel McHale. This point of the film provides the most enjoyment. Whitacre fumbles through his role as a mole, and the scenes are usually hilarious. He narrates the tapes when he wears a wire, fixes his hidden recorder during an undercover meeting and generally acts as a completely obvious spy. After over two years of collecting tapes, the FBI finally builds a case against ADM and strikes. Things change for Whitacre when he starts to crack under the pressure of his double life. Some of his stories unravel, and it becomes apparent that Whitacre has been lying on and off for most of the movie. He is eventually diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but the bottom really falls out for Whitacre when the FBI finds out he has been involved in his share of illegal activity. The $9 million he earned in company kickbacks doesn’t sit well with the government. “The Informant!” is heavy on dialogue, and many of the scenes
“The Informant!” MOVIE REVIEW
Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Scott Bakula, Matt Damon, Melanie Lynskey and Joel McHale Rated R
Rating: 5 = perfect, 4 = outstanding, 3 = good, 2 = fair, 1 = poor
Collegian photo courtesy of Michael Schelle
FROM JAPAN TO BUTLER: Shimoyama will be the guest of honor at Thursday’s concert. Shimoyama knows little to no English and will be accompanied by interpreters at all times. He will also visit the master composition classes to teach young composers. Out of the 25 composition majors, about half are master. Today and tomorrow Shimoyama will be in Lilly Hall to give public talks about music.
Butler University presents
THE MAHLER PROJECT October Events
Indianapolis Opera “Ariadne auf Naxos” Oct. 2, 8 p.m. Oct. 4, 2 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall $115, $98, $70, $30 Adults $109, $93, $66, $28 Seniors/Students Lectures held in Krannert Room 45 minutes prior to each performance
Film: “The Rape of Europa” Directed by: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen and Nicole Newnham Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Tobias Theatre $9 Public, $5 IMA members, free for Butler students 117 minutes, Not rated Collegian photo from MCT
INNER THOUGHTS: Damon’s narration of Whitacre’s innerdialogue makes this true story very enjoyable, yet lengthy. involve the characters sitting around office desks. As a result, the film begins to feel long as it stretches into the last 30 minutes. Still, Whitacre’s quirky inner monologue entertains for the majority of the film. While most of the film follows the character development of Whitacre, there are a few points made about corporate crime and the Department of Justice. Throughout the film, no one in the FBI or Department of Justice understands why Whitacre, reaping the rewards of his top position, would want to blow the whistle. The idea of someone wanting to do what is right isn’t an immediate possibility in their minds. The film also emphasizes the consistency of the legal system. It shows Whitacre received a longer sentence for his crimes than those involved with the price fixing. The point, which Whitacre echoes, is that ADM stole millions of dollars from everyone in the world. Whitacre just stole a few million from the company. Director Steven Soderbergh (“Ocean’s” series) shows flair here for dark comedy. The humor is very dry and the story tragic. Damon’s Whitacre still manages to bring plenty of laughs, though. Ultimately, “The Informant!” is one of the most entertaining movies of the year. The subject matter is strange, especially for a comedy, but Damon shines so much that it works. There are just enough overarching themes and points made elsewhere that it doesn’t feel like a simple character study, but instead a full story. What ever way it works, it all adds up to a good trip to the movies.
Faculty Artists Recital: Mary Anne Scott “Mahler...and More” Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Free
Butler Theater Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucausian Chalk Circle (Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis)” Oct. 7-10, 8 p.m. Oct. 10-11 2 p.m. Lilly Hall Studio Theatre 168 $10, $8 Butler students
Butler Symphony Orchestra “Mahler Symphony No. 4” Oct. 11, 3 p.m. Clowes Memorial Hall, Free
Film: “Nosferatu” Directed by: F.W. Murnau Oct. 29, 7 p.m. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Tobias Theatre $9 Public, $5 IMA members, free for Butler students 94 minutes, Not rated
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of the Week
SEPT. 23 OCT. 22
“Homecoming”- Kanye West
The stars tell me that this week that your biggest strength will be your willingness to accept the mistakes of others gracefully. You know what that means—somebody’s gonna screw up. Now the question is who you need to pretend to gracefully accept or whatever.
“Goin’ Home” - The Rolling Stones
“Daydream Believer” - The Monkees
“Green Green Grass of Home” - Johnny Cash
“Home” - Out of the Dawg House
“I’m Going Home” - Arlo Guthrie
“Never Far Away” - Jack White
OCT. 23 NOV. 21
Good news—the retrograde lifted Tuesday, so this week some more promising energies are a-swirlin’ in your stars. Answers to questions you have asked lately will come to you if you just sit down, clear your mind and have some juice.
NOV. 22 DEC. 20
Your cheerfulness will be a huge help to friends and coworkers this week—it will be downright contagious. Just make sure the only thing you’re spreading is figurative, and the only symptoms are laughter and itching (don’t worry about the itching).
DEC. 21 JAN. 19
“Homecoming (Walter’s Song)” - Vienna Teng
“A Sort of Home Coming” - U2
“Home” - Marc Broussard
If two or more friends are having a disagreement this week, do not get in the middle because you may never get back out. Instead, ignore your pals’ problems and try to distract them with witty observations of pop culture trends. Is that Kanye-Taylor Swift thing so over, or what?
“Please Come Home” - Dustin Kensrue
“I’m Going Home” - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
If you have had doubts about a significant other lately, this is a prime week to make a decision. Whatever it is, you should probably dump it.
“Goin’ Home’” - Dan Auerbach
PISCES FEB. 19 MARCH 20
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JAN. 20 FEB. 18
Your workload is likely to double or triple later in the week, so try to head it off by planning to do things early. If that fails, consider remapping your budget and hiring a personal assistant/helper monkey.
Stars make ‘Monster’ jam Amy Rensink firstname.lastname@example.org
The only way to make four spectacular solo artists even greater is to put them together, give them their instruments, a pen and a microphone, and see what happens. In the case of Jim James, Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst and M. Ward it was the best case scenario. Together, they create the Monsters of Folk. An album years in the making was only a twinkle in their eyes when they toured together five years ago. At the time, each had their individual projects and sound. Jim James, the vocalist for alt-country band My Morning Jacket, was known for his beautiful voice (that could easily fill a room). Mike Mogis and Conor Oberst were a part of Bright Eyes, the ever-evolving band that played emotionally packed, brooding ballads with terrific lyricism. M. Ward was, by himself, creating blues and folk-inspired music. According to the Monsters of Folk Web site, the artists knew quite quickly that they were onto something good. “We knew we wanted to record an album after seeing that we had good chemistry on tour,” Ward said. “I think we were all curious about what we could do if we went into the studio and recorded original songs.” It is safe to say the curiosity has sparked an epic collection of terrifically composed songs in the first self-titled album. When recording, no extra musicians were brought in. Instead, the four guys switched instruments and experimented with different sounds. The experimentation is apparent on the first track, “Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.).” The song has strange similarities with a classic R&B melody and a hip-hop beat. I figured out quickly that this album is not just folk, but rather a collection of many genres. The artists also share the vocals, singing different verses and coming together on the chorus. This song is incredibly smooth. If they had a hard time finding a blend of their voices, it doesn’t show. It seems effortless.
The next track, “Say Please,” carries much more folk qualities than the first. But when I first heard it, it reminded me of a Beatles tune from the ’60s. Oberst’s voice shines in this one, but they come together for the chorus, backed by an electric guitar. After the first song about God, the lyrics of “Say Please” are much lighter, but speak a similar message: “Say please, please/Just say something/Speak up, please/If it’s what you’re looking for,” they sing. “Whole Lotta Losin’” is another short and sweet song that sounds like it was written 50 years ago. This is the first song with lyrics that really make the impact. “We never got paid but we had a lot of laughs/Running like thieves through the streets of Chicago/Look at me, I’m leaning out apartment windows singing ‘I still miss someone’/And I better get accustomed, cause I’ve got a lot, lord, I got a lot of losing by and by.” The next track, “Temazcal,” breaks the stream of upbeat tunes with one that sounds a little more dark and very Oberst-esque. This song is clearly his influence, as it sounds straight off a Bright Eyes record, but I can hear James’ vocals singing high “ohs” in the background. The lyrics of this song hold more metaphors and imagery than the first few: “The Mayans stole tomorrow/Hid it underground/We come with heavy magnets, but it still hasn’t been found/I’m sweating out my secrets in the temazcal/They’re screaming in the calle that there are stars about to fall.” “The Right Place” follows and is a classic folk tune with more country influences. The twang suits all of their voices well and makes it a favorite of mine. “Baby Boomer” immediately sounds like an M. Ward song, and once his voice comes in, the suspicions are confirmed. He has such a playful sound, and the other artists work with it well. The next song, “Man Named Truth,” tells a story about a traveler. The chorus repeats, “Don’t ever buy nothin’ from a man named Truth,” and the verses are very clever.
Collegian photo courtesy of Flickr/NRK P3
HOT LICKS: M. Ward flaunts his songwriting and guitar abilities on the newest Monsters of Folk album. The band is a collaboration of four solo artists.
“Monsters of Folk”
by Kelsey Truman Staff Astrologist ARIES MARCH 21 APRIL 19 Networking is a hot, hot possibility for job-seeking Rams, especially over expensive lunches. Regardless of your moods this week, be sure not to eat lunch locked in a bathroom stall or crouching next to the recycling bin in a classroom.
TAURUS APRIL 20 MAY 20 Your money stars are looking bright and coordinated. Finances will hit a big upswing soon. Remember, although you technically can sell plasma twice a week, that doesn’t make it a good idea.
GEMINI MAY 21 JUNE 20
Be wary of putting things in writing this week, Twins. Sign no contracts without carefully scrutinizing all fine print. This will prevent accidental agreement to clauses, such as “Landlord permitted to enter house at night, touch all the cookies.”
CANCER JUNE 21 JULY 22
This is a good week to coerce people into cooperating with you, a skill which will be very helpful if you have an important project to complete or just enjoy bouts of tyranny.
LEO JULY 23 AUG. 22 You possess social graces in spades this week. Use your extra charm to weasel your way out of deadlines, or try winking your way out of debt.
AUG. 23 SEPT. 22
This is a tricky week in love for the Virgo. Be hyper-aware of your inflection when you speak, because you’re likely to be misinterpreted—especially by those whiny, high-maintenance Aquarians, Cancers or Geminis.
Upcoming Concerts Early October 2009
Monsters of Folk Rough Trade
5 = perfect, 4 = outstanding, 3 = good, 2 = fair, 1 = poor
“I fell in love with identical twins/They lived 34 summers between the two of them/I gave one my ego, I gave one my ID/Yeah, I gotta get back to my pretty little twins,” Oberst sings. “Goodway” is another Ward-inspired song. It’s simple and sweet, but we’re only halfway through the album. It’s followed by a beautiful acoustic song, “Ahead of the Curve,” another favorite of mine. “Slow Down Jo” brings the album down even more. It’s just the harmony of their voices and an acoustic guitar. A slide guitar and piano come in after the first verse. It could send you to sleep, but it’s certainly not a bad thing. “Losin’ Yo Head” follows and brings the tempo and energy back around. It’s a fun one to listen to with a group of people. They sing, “Way back when the smallest trip was the greatest quest/Now sometimes I get bored, even though I know I’m blessed /Comin’ and goin’ like we do it’s hard to keep friends, I know firsthand/I’m tired of doin’ nothin’/Feel like we should be making plans.” “Magic Marker” is the first sign of the album unwinding. It leads into another favorite track of mine, “Map of the World.” It has a good blend of all the artists’ influences. “Sandman, the Brakeman and Me” and “His Master’s Voice” end the album. Both have great melodies, and “His Master’s Voice” is the perfect conclusion. It slowly builds up and ends on a light note. It’s clear this isn’t the first album for any of these artists. They’ve done it before, and they’ve done it well. I can hear at least a bit of each artist in each song, and the songs all sound unique. The exact genre is difficult to pinpoint, and I think that was the intention. An article on the Web site, written by Michael Hill, stated, “Though there are elements of country, blues, easygoing rock and, yes, folk to be heard throughout, the overall sound defies instant categorization.” I agree with this; each song leaves something memorable, whether it’s a lyric, note or beat. These songs will explode on stage when the band tours this year. I hope this collaboration is a sign of more to come because the outcome is incredible.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Hilbert Circle Theater
Jordan College of Fine Arts Composers’ Orchestra Concert Thursday, 8 p.m. Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
50th Anniversary Carillon Concert and Open House Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Holcomb Gardens
An Evening with Sarah Evans Sunday, 4 p.m. Warren Performing Arts Center
The Walkmen Monday, 7 p.m. The Vogue
Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Gloriana Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m. Conseco Fieldhouse
Mat Kearney Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m. The Vogue
Butler Choral Department Fall Concert Thursday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. Meridian St. United Methodist Church
Kings of the Mountain Men’s soccer continued its early season success and is now atop the Horizon League after defeating two conference foes last weekend. Page 10
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Making the Grade Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders take a test to make the squad. How would Butler athletes do if they had to take one? Page 11
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Football surges to win in OT Paige Flynn psﬂynn@butler.edu The Butler football team earned an overtime win at Morehead State Saturday, 2821. This is the team’s first league victory of the season, and it carried Butler to a perfect 4-0 record. After the first quarter, the Bulldogs were down 21-0, allowing Morehead State three touchdowns in the first nine minutes of the game. “It didn’t start the way we wanted it to,” head coach Jeff Voris said after the game. “The defense really stepped it up and held Morehead to give the offensive some time to work.” That was the only time Morehead State would see their own end zone. With no points scored in the second quarter, Butler stepped it up after halftime. Quarterback Andrew Huck threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter. A touchdown pass to wide receiver Zach Watkins capped off an 82-yard drive, and a 50-yard drive was finished by wide receiver Dan Bohrer’s touchdown reception. The Bulldogs aimed to tie the score on their next drive and did so when Huck threw a
seven-yard TD pass to Watkins with 9:36 left in the fourth quarter. Safety Logan Sullivan followed Bohrer’s touchdown catch with a successful rush attempt for the two-point conversion. The Butler defense then held Morehead State’s offense scoreless to pocket a 21-21 tie at the end of regulation. Butler wasted no time once the overtime clock started. Huck fired a 22-yard pass to wide receiver Eddie McHale for six points. Kicker David Lang was good for his third kick of the day to secure the 28-21 Butler win in overtime. “It wasn’t what I said [after halftime],” Voris explained. “They believed the game was closer than what the scoreboard said. They kept playing, they got it done, and they really believed in themselves and each other.” After completing 26 of 49 and throwing for four touchdowns against Morehead State, Huck earned Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week. A sophomore, Huck saw action in six games last year, where he racked up 55 rushing yards but never started. The young QB graduated to the starting position in his second
season and has thrown for 985 yards so far this season. “[Huck] is a natural pocket passer,” Voris said. “He has great football intuition. [Against Morehead State], he distributed the ball really well. They’ve got a top rushing defense, so he was prepared to throw the ball around.” Voris also gave nods to the defense, who managed to hold Morehead State scoreless for three quarters while Huck and company worked. Cornerback Tadd Dombart had two returns and two interceptions for 21 yards against the Eagles. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Nick Caldicott had five tackles on the day, and redshirt sophomore defensive end Grant Hunter tallied five solo tackles, two assists and three sacks. With a perfect 4-0 start on their side, Butler now looks forward to a schedule full of conference competitors. In the past, teams like University of San Diego, Jacksonville University and the University of Dayton have given the Bulldogs the most trouble on the gridiron. “We’re worried about San Diego right now,” Voris said of the Bulldogs’ next chal-
Paige Flynn psﬂynn@butler.edu
Collegian photo by Rachel Senn
RUNNING BULLDOG: QB Andrew Huck runs for a first down at Morehead State last Saturday. Huck threw for 208 yards and four touchdowns in the 28-21 comeback victory. lenge. “They’ve been the team to beat the past few years, but we believe we can take [San Diego] and become the team to beat.”
The Bulldogs will take on the San Diego Toreros Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Butler Bowl for the 2009 Homecoming game.
Volleyball sweeps conference foes, stands atop HL Matt Lawder email@example.com The Butler University volleyball team (12-7, 3-0 Horizon League) continued their rise to the top of the Horizon League this weekend with wins over Cleveland State (12-5, 2-1) and Wright State (8-7, 0-3) in Hinkle Fieldhouse. After four road tournaments and three road matches, the Bulldogs finally returned to the friendly confines of Hinkle Fieldhouse for their home opener against Cleveland State Friday. “At first it felt a little weird [to be at home] after so many away matches,” libero Katie Daprile said. “But it was great to get to play in front of family and friends and people we know.” The Bulldogs gave their fans a show, pulling off their first five-game win of the season. They got ahead early, starting the first game on a 12-4 run and going on to win the game 25-22. After trailing by as many as six points in the second game, the Bulldogs came back and won the final five points, winning the game 26-24 with a kill from outside hitter Jessie Wolfe. During that game, the Vikings had a game point at 2423, but Butler’s front three triple blocked Cleveland State’s primary outside hitter, Liz Fazio, to tie the game at 24. “Nobody knew we were going to do that,” Daprile said. “That point really stands out as a reason why we won the match.” But the Vikings battled back over the next two games, winning 26-24 in game three and stealing game four 3230. “It was frustrating. I can’t think of how many times we had match point and couldn’t get it,” Wolfe said. “But having a lot of upperclassmen help kept the team loose under
Lightning strikes Hinkle
pressure.” The Bulldogs remained calm and controlled during the final set, never trailing en route to their 15-13 win, which gave them the 3-2 advantage for the match. The Bulldogs took the sting out of the Vikings’ offense in the final game, holding them to a hitting percentage of .029 and forcing seven errors. Butler did not have much time to rest after their win. They played Wright State the next day. However, Wright State, whom the Bulldogs had not defeated in the regular season since 2004, also had a long five-game match at Valparaiso the night before. Wright State lost the fivegame battle, and that, compunded with a night of travel, set the Bulldogs up to pounce on the Raiders. Butler got out in front of the Raiders early, winning the first game 25-17 and holding Wright State to a .102 hitting percentage. “The match was really a matter of who wanted it more,” Wolfe said. “We thought, ‘Let’s send a message to them.’” Butler’s message came through loud and clear as they rolled to victory in the next two games, 25-23 and 25-17, to win the match 3-0. In the third game, the Bulldogs showed why they are atop the Horizon League after three matches. The team knocked in 21 kills and hit .450 during the game. The win brought the Bulldogs to 3-0 in conference play as they head into the bulk of their conference season. The hot start for Butler puts them in a position to dictate play as the season continues. “Our start sends a message to every other team in the conference,“ Daprile said. “We’ve got teams out to get us, and that pushes us that much more. We’re here to win the conference.” “It’s feels great, but you never want to get comfortable,” Wolfe said. “Cleveland and Wright State were the next two teams ranked below us, and Valparaiso is the next team
after them. So our game on Friday will give us an awareness as to where we stand.” The Bulldogs head to Valparaiso Friday before returning to Hinkle for Saturday’s Homecoming match against nonconference foe Alabama A&M.
Collegian photo by Maria Porter
SETUP: Setter Gina Vera prepares to deliver the ball to middle Jalesa Lee. Vera had 89 assists in the two weekend matches, 17 of which Lee earned.
The cumbersome construction machines and orange warning cones have blocked sidewalks outside Hinkle Fieldhouse since most students arrived on campus this year. To those who frequent this area, it appears the 81year-old building is receiving a massive makeover. Tom Crowley, associate athletic administrator, said this is somewhat the case. “When [Butler University] did its annual evaluation of Hinkle this year, it was clear that a new south roof was needed, as well as some windows replaced,” Crowley said. “Then, of course, the West Gym roof was in need of repair after the lightning strike.” Crowley is referring to the severe storm the campus experienced Aug. 4. During the downpour, one of the windows in the main gym was struck by lightning. The windows in Hinkle have a metal frame around them to keep them securely in the brick walls. This metal frame essentially served as a lightening rod in this particular storm. “When the lightning hit, some bricks around a window in the main gym were blown out of the wall,” Crowley said. The window sits about 40 feet above the West Gym roof. When it was struck, the bricks hurtled down onto the roof and into the gym, puncturing a large hole. “We had just finished restaining the [West Gym] floor that day,” Crowley said. “Then in comes this waterfall of rain through the ceiling a few hours later.” Although the roof was damaged, and the gym flooded, there were only minor damages to the West Gym and none to the rest of Hinkle Fieldhouse. The only repairs needed included re-staining the floor and repairing the hole the bricks caused. The gym was unusable for a few weeks, creating scheduling troubles for the volleyball team and the women’s and men’s basketball teams, but it was nothing serious, Crowley said. The West Gym is open again, while the south roof repairs and new window installation continue as part of regularly scheduled maintenance.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Men’s soccer first in Horizon League Emily Newell firstname.lastname@example.org The Butler men’s soccer team began league play this weekend, scoring two wins in three days over conference rivals Milwaukee and Green Bay. The Bulldogs (6-1-0, 2-0-0 Horizon League) faced the Panthers (1-7-0, 0-1-1) Friday at the Butler Bowl. It was a defensive battle throughout the first half until junior Kyle Pateros was able to send a ball past Milwaukee goalkeeper John Shakon with 23 seconds left. Sophomore Matt Hedges made the pass to Pateros who broke away to the left, netting the goal from eight yards out. The eventual game winner was Pateros’ second goal of the season. “There’s a pretty big rivalry between us and Milwaukee,” Pateros said. “My freshman year they came to our place and beat us 3-0. “The rivalry was there before that, but our class is pretty bitter about losing. “We always want to play hard against them and beat them.” Senior Boris Gatzky led the team with eight shots in the
match, four of which were on goal. Overall, the Bulldogs outshot the Panthers 19-6, allowing only two shots on goal. The shutout was the second of the season for senior goalkeeper Nick Hegeman, the 10th of his Butler career. It was a physical battle through the second half as the Bulldog defenders worked to protect the 1-0 lead. Three of Milwaukee’s four yellow cards in the game came during second-half play. “Conference games mean a little bit more,” head coach Kelly Findley said, “so we expect games to get a little more physical. “We have the least amount of yellow cards in the league, and we’re second from the bottom in fouls, so I think we’re managing the physicality really well.” Despite having seven shots on goal, the Bulldogs couldn’t get the ball past Shakon in the second half. “I thought we played really well,” Findley said. “We were unfortunate not to score again, but I thought we played fantastic.” But the celebration was short-lived as the Bulldogs prepared to take on previously
unbeaten Green Bay Sunday afternoon. The Phoenix (6-1-2, 1-1-0) were undefeated before taking on the Bulldogs, who ended the unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win. After a scoreless first half, the Bulldogs struck first as freshman Tyler Pollock scored on a header off a throw-in from senior Kyle VondenBenken. The Bulldogs’ defense was able to hold off the aggressive Phoenix offense until late in the second, when with less than 10 minutes left in the match, Green Bay sophomore Tony Walls scored with a header off a corner kick. “Our team played really well against Green Bay,” Pateros said. “To go ahead [by] a goal and [then], when they scored, to be able to bounce back in such a short amount of time was great.” The Phoenix outshot the Bulldogs in the second half 116 but were unable to hold onto the tie as freshman Julian Cardona scored his first ever collegiate goal off a pass from VondenBenken. The goal came just five minutes after the Phoenix had leveled the score. The Bulldogs were able to hold off the pressure from the Phoenix in the waning min-
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ON TOP OF THE WORLD: The Butler men’s soccer team currently has a 6-1-0 record and is undefeated in the Horizon League, setting them at the top of the standings.
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utes of the match for the win. “Two wins in the league, and we played Friday and Sunday, that’s hard,” Findley said. “We have some young players that are maturing every game. They’re just getting better and better every game. “I think the guys are handling [the pressure] very well. I thought we responded perfectly, and we got the [game] winner in regulation.” The team will spend the next few weeks on the road before returning to the Butler Bowl to play DePaul Oct. 21. “Playing on the road is always tougher than playing at home,” Findley said. But, he said he looks forward to the opportunity to play against teams, including Indiana University and Valparaiso University, in the coming weeks. “We’ve been moving the ball well,” Pateros said. “Green Bay was definitely one of the toughest teams we’ll face all year. That was a big victory for us. “IU is really the big one for us [coming up] since it’s kind of an in-state rival. “We’ve started off strong and are winning games and not allowing a lot of goals. “That’s the main focus for
us to win and just do well this season. “It’s been a great start, so I can’t complain about much.”
The Bulldogs continue conference play this week in a match versus Loyola Friday at 8 p.m.
Collegian photo by Emily Newell
HEAD IN THE GAME: Junior Kyle Pateros scored his second goal of the season in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 win over Milwaukee.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Are you smarter than a cheerleader? Steven Peek email@example.com
ESPN columnist Rick Reilly published an article on ESPN.com that struck The Butler Collegian’s sports staff. The article reported that in order to try out to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, each woman was required to take an exam testing Texas state history, Cowboys’ history, geography and more. Reilly humorously decided to get his hands on a copy of the exam and tested 12 Cowboys players on some of the questions. The results showed that some would have made the team and some would have failed miserably, regardless of how funny some of their answers were. Butler is known for having members of its team rosters be complete student-athletes. This total fusion of classroom and playing field can be seen in “U.S. News and World Report” ranking Butler as the second best university in the Midwest, and Butler teams constantly competing for conference championships and being ranked nationally. Here’s a twist inspired by Reilly’s article: if all prospective Butler athletes had to successfully pass a test covering Indiana history, Butler history and general sports knowledge, would all of them pass and make the rosters? The Collegian sports staff decided to follow Reilly’s lead. We composed some questions modeled after the Cowboys cheerleaders’ test to ask eight current Butler athletes from various teams. Even football head coach Jeff Voris participated. He scored very highly, although to be fair to the Butler athletes, he has completed his college degree. Below are some of the questions and the results: “When was Butler founded?” A basic and fair question—two of nine got this correct. Volleyball’s Elyssa Garfinkle and Gina Vera correctly answered 1855. Two people answered 1856, and one answered 1857. Not a great start, but history isn’t everyone’s favorite subject.
Collegian photo from MCT
LEADER IN EDUCATION: Testing for the Cowboys cheerleaders goes well beyond just flexibility and pep. Kristin Zappolo, pictured above, takes a test on Texas and Cowboys history. “What is ‘Tony’ Hinkle’s real first name?” Another history question—one person answered correctly. Senior Austin Evans of the men’s soccer team has clearly been paying attention to the shrines around Hinkle Fieldhouse’s interior because he answered “Paul.” Voris comically answered that Hinkle’s real first name was “Coach.” “Who is the governor of Indiana?” Six of nine
answered this question correctly with one participant solely answering “Mitch.” That should be a good sign for the governor’s press team. “What city were the Colts in before moving to Indianapolis?” Four correctly answered “Baltimore.” Voris was among them, and he was joined by junior volleyball player Katie Daprile, junior baseball player Steven Darragh and junior basketball player Jenny Ostrom. The most com-
mon wrong answer—Houston. “Name a country bordering Iraq.” This question is straight from the Cowboys’ cheerleader test. As it turns out, only five of our participants would have had opportunities to show off their back handsprings. Voris, Daprile, Darragh and junior softball player Erin Jackson accurately answered “Iran,” and Evans chimed in with “Syria.” The most common wrong answer— Afghanistan. Nobody answered the following question correctly: “When was Hinkle Fieldhouse built?” Correct answer: 1928. Closest answer: 1930. All participants got a piece of this question: “Name both professional basketball teams in Indiana.” Six of nine correctly gave “the Pacers and the Fever.” The remaining three were able to mention the Pacers but not the Fever. The Fever are currently in the WNBA Finals. The finale, the piece de resistance: “Name a professional athlete who has participated on ‘Dancing With The Stars.’” All nine participants were able to answer correctly, and they generated four of the 16 pro athletes’ names. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson was named four times, and Jerry Rice was mentioned twice. Emmitt Smith and Warren Sapp were each mentioned once, and Voris rallied off nine correct answers to make his three daughters proud. It could be said that the Cowboys cheerleaders are lucky (other than for being a Cowboys cheerleader) because they are aware of the test and can study for it. Our staff decided to take Reilly’s approach by pouncing on a chance to catch a Butler athlete off guard with some tricky questions. All the participants exercised great sportsmanship, though, as they have practiced in their sports. Obviously, no Butler athlete or coach is better at their job because they know international geography or athletes on a television show. This experiment, while entertaining, demonstrates that it takes more than concrete knowledge to be a good student-athlete, though clearly, Butler’s student-athletes have some of that as well.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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