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According to a 2005 study by the Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women, one woman out of every 14 and one man out of every 50 are stalked during some point in their life.
Stalking: an open-ended issue By Elizabeth Edwards Editor-in-Chief
Zero cases of stalking have been reported this year by students, said the officials at the University and Charleston police departments. Lt. Brad Oyer, of the Charleston Police Department, said stalking is one form of harassment, but he described stalking as a step above, which causes fear in victims. “Not only do they feel as though they are threatened, but the person has made some message that they will do harm to them,” Oyer said. “It seems to be an exert of control or power over them.” The University Police Department has zero cases reported from 2010-2012, said David Closson, the UPD crime prevention officer. However, the Office of Student Standards has cases reported every year, said Director Heather Webb. “No two cases are identical, so each case is handled according to the unique variables in the case,” Webb said. Reported cases have consisted of males stalking females, females stalking
males or same-gendered stalking, she said. Both Jeannie Ludlow, a women’s studies professor, and Oyer agree that the stalker can be either male or female. During Oyer’s career, he said he has mainly seen male perpetrators, but has seen female perpetrators as well, and he said no gender combination is inclusive. Definition of Stalking According to the criminal statute, “a person commits stalking when he or she knowingly engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person, and knows or should know that this course of conduct would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety.” The UPD and CPD must follow the legal statute when investigating stalking cases, police officials said. Ludlow described stalking as an action that is intended to make the person feel fear and to control the victim. “Stalking is a situation where a person repeatedly, through a series of patterns of behavior, inserts themselves into another person’s space, checks up on the person and tries to make themselves part
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of the person’s day-to-day existence,” Ludlow said. Oyer said stalking is not random and is mainly a result of bad breakups, which includes bad relationships. Ludlow disagreed and said categorizing stalking as a relationship gone wrong opens up the door to blaming the victim, which should never be an option. Stalking is about one person’s bad behavior, not a bad relationship, she said. Stalking, like other relationship violence, is a deliberate attempt on the part of one person to control another, she said. Reporting Cases The UPD may transfer cases to the Office of Student Standards or to criminal proceedings, Closson said. Students are encouraged to come to the police department at Seventh Street and Grant Avenue to report incidents of stalking, he said.
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With the start of flu season, doctors at Health Services recommend all students and faculty sign up for their free flu vaccine to prevent the spread of the virus. Sheila Baker, the medical director at Health Services, said the flu, which kills more than 36,000 people each year, is an infection that can be prevented with the Fluzone, an influenza vaccine Eastern provides for free to all students. The flu is spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretion. The virus is highly contagious and common in young children and adults over 65. Even though college-aged students do not fit into this category, anyone can transmit the virus. Baker describes the flu as a serious infection with symptoms that keep students out of school longer, effecting academic success. Although flu season has not started and no major cases have been reported at Eastern, Baker advises that students get their flu shot early. The vaccine requires two weeks for protection to fully develop in the body. Baker said the flu season typically begins in November and December, peaks, and then decreases in April. The flu vaccine lasts the entire flu season, so students only need to get vaccinated once a year, she said. Eastern provides a shot that injects certain proteins from the flu virus into
the body, which allows the body to create protective antibodies, she said. These antibodies get the immune system ready to fight infection. Baker said while it is rare, it is still possible to get sick after receiving the vaccine. Sydni Hoffman, a senior journalism major, gets the flu vaccine yearly. “I still get the occasional cold, but I think the vaccine prevents me from getting more sick,” Hoffman said. At Eastern, Health Services administers about 1,000 vaccines a year on average, serving 10 percent of students, Baker said. Every student has the opportunity to receive a vaccine because Eastern is able to provide all students with a flu shot as it is included as part of tuition. Just like any type of medicine, vaccines could possibly cause problems or side effects. Mild side effects of the flu vaccine include soreness, swelling, fatigue, itching or aches, which typically last one or two days at most. Hoffman said she was a little sore after her vaccination. Baker said Eastern only provides the injection, however other methods of protection are available, such as a nasal spray that uses live viruses to build protection. Students can protect themselves by frequently washing their hands, eating well, getting enough sleep and not sharing food and drinks with others. “The vaccine is a way for the community to come together and help prevent sickness in others,” Baker said. “We’re helping protect our grandparents, young children, and anyone susceptible to viruses.” Nicole Spentzos can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.
Author provides insight on her gay youth novel By Jaime Lopez Verge Editor
An excerpt from author and English professor Lania Knight’s novella “Three Cubic Feet” was read and explored during a reading hosted by EIU Pride and the English Department Wednesday. “Three Cubic Feet” tells the story of a teenager named Theo struggling with his closeted sexuality; his family and intimate friends are the only ones who know he’s gay. When exploring the depths of his sexuality, Theo befriends a boy named Jonathon who might be even more closeted than him. Nico Canaday, a senior English
major, read from an intimate scene involving Theo and Jonathon. Jonathon flirted with Theo and started to unzip his pants while both of them are sitting alone in room at Jonathon’s house. Caught underneath Jonathon, Theo feels uncomfor table and struggles to get push him off, provoking a fight between the two characters where Jonathon suffers a blow to the eye. Though he acts disturbed by Jonathon’s actions, when alone trying to find ice for the wound above Jonathon’s eye, Theo stares into a glass and imagines himself in the his embrace instead of struggling to get him off.
“I stared at myself in the empty glass, imagining Jonathon fucking me up the ass,” Canaday read. After the reading, Knight took the stage and answered questions from audience members. Theo’s character grew and became the strong protagonist he is in the final version of the book when Knight modeled him after an actor in a staged production of the book that she helped produce, Knight said. Knight said several rewrites of the novel followed before the complete version was published. Z ACHARY WHITE | THE DAILY EASTERN NE WS
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Lania Knight, a professor in the English department, speaks to students about her book "Three Cubic Feet" in the 7th Street Underground Wednesday.
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Charleston City Council members attended the Student Senate’s weekly meeting Wednesday and addressed school spirit issues and the university’s appeal to the community. Mayor John Inyart and council members Tim Newell, Jeff Lahr, Larry Rennels and Jim Dunn addressed members of Student Senate and the concerns they had for the community. The council members were eager to make a connection with Student Senate members and complimented them on their leadership roles. “It’s great to share what is going on at the university and the city of Charleston,” Inyart said. Some Student Senate members expressed their concerns about improving Charleston and the university to appeal to all age groups. In the past, most residents were concerned only with lowering the entrance age of bars and making the bars stay open later, he said. Inyart said residents should look for examples of communities where
el state-wide for meetings. “It is more difficult and expensive to get from Southern to Northern Illinois, so this would be a great way to learn state-wide policies,” Scherle said. Although the resolution is nonbinding, the Scherle said he hopes to have the student advisory committee
follow through with this proposal. The committee will plan to arrive at Eastern on Nov. 11, though this date may change because of the final home football game. Kate Quill can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.
Consul general opens Greek symposium By Robyn Dexter In-depth Editor
The consul general of Greece in Chicago spoke of Ancient Greece’s importance in today’s world and discussed briefly how modern day Greece draws from influences of the past Wednesday. The symposium on Ancient Greece opened with a presentation by Ioanna Efthymiadou, consul general of Greece in Chicago. “This symposium gives us the rare opportunity to discuss the essence of being Greek and our civilization, as well as not being caught in the current snapshots that sometimes can be misleading,” she said. Efthymiadou began with talking about how Ancient Greece was ahead of all other civilizations of the time. “Most examples of Ancient Greece come from Athens in the classical period,” she said. “We can start from the general acceptance that the Greek
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this change showed improvement in the city. Ashley Aardsma, a senior kinesiology and sports studies major and a Student Senate member, expressed her concern about a lack of school spirit around town. The two groups agreed that the paw prints in the street are a good start, but improvement is still needed. City council and Student Senate members agreed that the community showcases Charleston High School events and school colors more often than the university’s. Aardsma suggested putting up banners on the light posts throughout Lincoln Avenue along with creating a more elaborate Eastern sign on the interstate. Inyart and the other council members addressed concerns similar to these at their meetings. After the meet-and-greet, Jarrod Scherle, the student executive vice president, spoke to Student Senate members about hosting the Illinois Board of Higher Education-Student Advisory Committee in November. The board is committed to lowering travel expenses for Student Senate members, allowing them to trav-
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civilization has formed the basis of Western civilization, this civilization we’re in.” She said this influence includes the arts, sciences and the organization of America’s political system. “It was based in discovering the way we think and the way we capture and understand the world,” she said. Efthymiadou discussed the importance of seeking the truth in all aspects of life. “We have to see what we are talking about, see the subsequent effects on subsequent human civilization and how we look back to this from the standpoint of the 21st century and the current situation we are in,” she said. Efthymiadou focused on the first part of this, and talked about how modern civilization defines Ancient Greece. This time period generally associated with Ancient Greece, the classical period of Athens, was a time of
truth seeking, she said. “Truth, according to the dictionary, is being in accord with fact or reality,” she said. “It’s the logical connotation of a word or a phrase.” Efthymiadou talked the Greek quest for wisdom, which she said has been the core element of the Greek civilization. “The Ancient Greeks not only thought about the way of thinking and how you acquire your awareness, but they went even beyond the mind and the emotion,” she said. “They reached the point of maturity where the only start of knowledge is the acceptance that you know nothing, which is what Plato tells us.” Efthymiadou said Ancient Greeks connected truth and beauty, and that it is obvious in all works, including paintings and sculptures. “You can find Greek influence in every step we make,” she said. “There is a very concrete influence of the core elements of Ancient Greece.”
Efthymiadou also talked about her experience as a diplomat and the interesting aspects of her job. “One of the best things about this job is the fact that you expose yourself to different countries and ways of life, and that means that you develop a conscience to work with people that are different,” she said. Efthymiadou spoke briefly about the state of modern-day Greece and the economic conditions, but said the outlook for Greece in the future is bright. “What we can repeatedly connect with the symposium is that Greece has faith like every country,” she said. “Europe and Greece have been faced with many crises, but I am convinced this is a crisis to be overcome very soon.” Robyn Dexter can be reached at 581-2812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ron Jones and Larry Jay Tish portray an elderly black woman named Mabel and an elderly Jewish woman named Esther during The Black-Jew Dialogues Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Jones and Tish use comedy to engage people across the country in a dialogue about race and intolerance.
‘Black-Jew Dialogues’ tackles race issues By Amanda Wilkinson Staff Reporter
The juxtaposition of comedy and serious discussion were found during “The Black-Jew Dialogues” in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Wednesday. The performance, hosted by the University Board, was a part of the “Diversity and Desserts” cultural arts program. Darius Francis, a sophomore communication studies major and the UB cultural arts coordinator, said the program was brought to campus to help students stop focusing on everyone’s differences and to bring them together. “We want people to learn to talk about their differences and similarities, but then we should put those aside and stop stereotyping,” Francis said. Performed and written by Ron Jones and Larry Jay Tish, the program was meant to educate and help students talk about what they believe while making them laugh. Jones and Tish started by jokingly telling the audience to turn off their beliefs and feelings about other races and to hear them out. They traded off words through-
out their introduction. “While you turn off your cell phone, we ask that you turn off your prejudice, bias, racism, bigotry, hatred, ignorance, preconceived notions of things you don’t know or don’t understand, cynicism,” Jones and Tish both added. “And turn on your faith, peace, hope, wisdom, compassion, knowledge and turn on your love.” Jones and Tish explained they did not want the audience taking the skits or the words seriously. They wanted the audience to view the skits and see the overall message. “We are going to present you with ‘thangs’ to think about,” Jones said. “Don’t get caught up in the words but in the message.” During the performance, they would incorporate mini-skits within the overall show. Jones and Tish discussed African-American and Jewish-American history and the stereotypes but stopped the discussion to dress up like old, plump women. Jones acting as Mabel and Tish acting as Esther talked about their lives living with racism and stereotypes. Both characters in the skit talked about their experiences with other
“We want people to learn to talk about their differences and similarities, but then we should put those aside and stop sterotyping.” Darius Francis, UB cultural arts coordinator
races and faiths that reinforced stereotypes. In turn, they acted hateful toward each other. After talking with each other, Jones and Tish’s characters apologized and had a better understanding of each other’s race and religion. Another skit was about a program meant to put a black person in every white community. Tish’s character was surprised to see Jones in the white neighborhood, but Jones explained that he was there because of the O.N.E. program. “We were sent as part of the program! The reason why white people are so afraid of us is because they never get to see us. We’re all in the cities,” Jones said. “The only time you get to see us is on TV.” When the skits ended, Jones and
Tish discussed with the audience about why they wrote the dialogues and how the audience felt about the issues. Tish explained that it is in people’s nature to hate. “If we were invisible, human beings would find a reason to hate each other,” Tish said. Jones said the reason for this show was to break down the race and religion barriers between people and to open up conversation to other faiths, races and cultures in the United States. “Everyone ends up at the crosshairs of hate. Nobody likes it,” Jones said. “It doesn’t matter who you are, you end up there.” Amanda Wilkinson can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.
Greek Court to close road Roosevelt Drive to shut down during construction
By Robyn Dexter In-depth Editor
Roosevelt Drive in Greek Court will be closed beginning Oct. 4 through Oct. 19 for steam tunnel construction. Dave Crockett, the associate director of Facilities, Planning and Management, said the closing of the street is necessary for the construction of the tunnel, which will connect Greek Court to Carman Hall. He said the original tunnel that was installed with piping over to Carman would flood because of a pump failure.
“The original tunnel was 25 feet deep in the ground and is actually below the level of the pond, so it’s a very wet area,” he said. “All the insulation around the pipe gets really wet and soggy.” Crockett described three different types of piping, including the steam line, which carries steam back from the building after the heat is extracted from it. Another type of two-inch piping that is a part of the steam tunnel was one of the main problems that led Facilities, Planning and Management to realize there was work that had to be done to fix it. “The lead insulation caused some of the pipes to corrode and rust,” he said. “They’re not in as good of condition anymore and have some damage.” Crockett said the contractor was
required to repair the piping under the warranty. “It was more cost-effective to just abandon the deep tunnel in place and figure out a way to pour a shallow tunnel directly under the sidewalk,” he said. Crockett said the new piping will be installed just under the surface of the sidewalk, and that is why the road will be shut down for some time. “The new steam line that goes all the way from the new steam plant to the old steam plant on campus branches out right there and goes to Carman,” he said. “That section of the piping is being completely replaced.” Crockett said Carman used to have a standalone steam boiler in the basement before the new steam plant, but the new process allows
Facilities, Planning and Management to get rid of that boiler. “We can now run the two towers of Carman off of the new steam plant,” he said. Crockett said he hopes the process goes quicker than expected, and the road will only be closed for about a week. “They’re going to try and expedite that and so they get that part of the piping done to minimize the cutting off of the Greek Court area from the rest of campus,” he said. Crockett said vehicles can still access all Greek Court buildings, but will have to enter by way of 12th Street. Robyn Dexter can be reached at 581-2812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and family can pick peaches and pumpkins, purchase apples, get lost in a corn maze, visit the petting zoo and ride on a wagon on Saturday. The Charleston Parks and Recreation Department will take people to the Curtis Apple Orchard in Champaign from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Transportation will be provided, and the bus will leave from the east parking lot at Charleston High School at 9 a.m. Kim Wargo, the recreation supervisor, said there will be a lot of activities taking place at the apple orchard. “It will be a fun fall activity, and it will be a great experience for families to spend time together,” Wargo said. For children, there will be face painting and a giant inflatable slide. There is also an area for smaller children called the Munchkin Land, she said. Participants can also enjoy a mini golf course. “Students should go to have new experiences with friends,” Wargo said. “There will be a lot of fun things to do, and it’s a great way to hang out with friends.” Curtis Apple Orchard is a prairie turned into farmland and is now an apple orchard. The orchard is family-owned and was settled in 1873. Rachel Coventry, a granddaughter of the orchard founders, contributes to the orchard. “Students should come because it is educational and also a lot of fun,” Coventry said. Coventry said the orchard is a family place. “A lot of times it is a family tradition to come the orchard every year,” Coventry said. “Families also have fun contests, like who can find the most unique pumpkin and other things like that.” Wargo said the Curtis Apple Orchard has also been known for having great food, including doughnuts, pies and fritters. Their county store also sales apple butter as well as award-winning apple cider. There is a gift store on the orchard where people can purchase toys for children, homemade honey and fresh apples, along with many other things. Wargo said the Charleston Parks and Recreation department is providing this trip to the community so they can experience some fall fun. Pre- registering for this event is a requirement for transportation. People can register by going to Charleston’s Parks and Recreation website and clicking on the register online link. It costs $12 per person and $35 per family. This cost includes transportation and admission to the corn maze. Ke’Ana Troutman can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.
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Last week, Eastern hosted its first autism conference in 15 years, and we commend the efforts to raise awareness and help promote the need for an on-campus autism center. According to an article in the Sept. 28 edition of The Daily Eastern News, Gail Richard, the chairperson of the communication disorders and sciences department, said no colleges in Illinois have an autism center, which causes people to have to travel to other states and delays their need for services. Eastern could reach a milestone by establishing such a center, and countless individuals could benefit from it whether they have autism or if they wish to pursue work with the disorder. The conference consisted of Temple Grandin’s sold-out lecture last Thursday and a presentation by Patricia Prelock, the dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont, on Friday. Hundreds of people were reached during the conference, including about 870 during Grandin’s lecture, which is a pretty hefty impact for spreading awareness in the community. Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3, advocated awareness and gave different insights and advice on how to bridge the societal gap caused by those who are not accepting of the needs of others. She expressed an important point that others need to be aware that it is not the person’s fault for having autism; it is not a disease. It is just a different way of thinking. She spoke about how simple physical changes can help those with autism, such as replacing fluorescent light bulbs, as the brightness and noise might bother them. A crucial aspect is to identify the autism spectrum disorder early, and detection is more likely to occur if teachers are trained to spot the symptoms. The earlier diagnosed, the better. “The cost of educating and supporting someone with autism can be significant if not addressed early,” Prelock said in the article. “The ultimate goal is for all people with autism to be full, participating members of society and have as much independence as possible.” Developing an autism center on campus would give Eastern a chance to make a major contribution to this effort. Not only would it help the university’s community learn about autism, but it would give the surrounding area in Illinois a convenient place for services related to autism. A center such as this would not only help Eastern stand out among its peers, but would improve the citizens of the state as a whole.
Court, I can only say: Let me enjoy my chicken, please. What makes me say this is the simple fact that Chick-fil-A makes darn good food. For four years of my time at Eastern, that’s all I ever cared about in regards to Chick-fil-A, and it’s honestly what I care about the most in regard to its presence on campus now. I have my religious and political convictions of course, but as an Eastern student, the last thing I want to see right now is for those Food Court patrons who enjoy Chick-fil-A’s products to be deprived of such a valuable option. Those calling for Chick-fil-A’s removal seem to expect Eastern to be able to quickly find a replacement chicken restaurant. From a business perspective, if the licensing agreement with Chick-fil-A is not renewed, what happens if Eastern doesn’t fill the empty slot in the Food Court for two years? Money spent on the equipment and food and employees (paid for by the students) will be lost and Food Court patrons will
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Autism center Chick-fil-A battle not simply about diversity would improve I don’t usually openly and vociferously I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. oppose a lot of the voices I would normally As for those who perpetrated the alleged disagree with on campus. I really don’t like hate crimes involving Chick-fil-A wrapEastern, to pick fights. Not to say I want to pick a pers and chicken sandwiches being thrown fight right now, but after recent efforts to at members of EIU Pride, I can say I don’t community remove Chick-fil-A from the Union Food support or agree with those who commit-
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be inconveniently left with one less dining choice. I can only imagine what would happen if someone made such a huge deal over the fact that Eastern sells Pepsi/Frito-Lay and Kraft Foods products, since both companies openly support gay rights. They would most likely be criticized for being discriminatory and whatnot, but would also be the subject of annoyed conversations discussing how the absence of Pepsi soft drinks, Baked Lays and Oreos would take away popular food and drink choices that students prefer. I would be one of those students annoyed at the potential removal of those products. Why? Because I choose not to solely focus on how a corporation politically uses its money, but also how its individual products compare to each other in quality and price.
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Make up your own mind about Chick-fil-A Regarding the Chick-fil-A controversy: I do not understand why people are wanting to get rid of a restaurant based on the beliefs of the person who owns the company. If we’re going to go that far, then we need to take a look at the background of every company that Eastern does business with. If you don’t want funds going to support a group that has a differing opinion than yourself, then don’t go to their restaurant. Let the campus as a whole speak for itself by either giving them patronage or by ignoring the facility. Sincerely,
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ted those actions. However, just because Chick-fil-A is being used as a symbol of their discrimination does not mean Eastern should not renew its agreement with the restaurant. Again, it is not Chick-fil-A itself taking action, but those who find Chick-filA wrappers and sandwiches to be a way to (stupidly) express their opinions. If the discrimination and ignorance is the existing problem, then the removal of Chick-fil-A does not eradicate nor correct the problem. What can be done? I believe the ball is in the court of those calling for Chick-fil-A’s removal. We can argue on and on about free speech and diversity, but in regard to the college experience provided by Eastern, what will be noticed and what will have the most visible effect? For me, it would be the loss of my favorite chicken sandwich.
Chick-fil-A has right to express its opinion Dear editor, Chick-fil-A has every right to actively express its support of traditional marriage as defined by centuries of Western civilization. By approving a vaguely defined hate and bias motivated crimes policy, the Faculty Senate has created the architecture for a censorship board and attacked the U.S. Bill of Rights. This is terribly unworthy of a free society. Especially at a university, where the widest latitudes of expression should be allowed where reasonable people can and will differ. Chick-fil-A is right, mostly because children issue from traditional marriage. Clear and compelling grounds exist for it to have explicitly stated legal standing. Where no clear and compelling grounds exist, there should be no law. It should be silent. This is called a zone of liberty. The only enemy of good law is bad law. Throughout recorded time, regardless of culture, custom, or language, marriage has been defined as the union of male and female. I would call that a monumental clue. Get it? Everything else is just fooling around -- which all of us have done. Very truly yours, Leonidas H. Miller
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Conference to provide information about bullying By Samantha McDaniel Daily Editor
The tools to identify and prevent the issue of bullying will be given throughout several sessions during a conference on Friday. The second Bullying Conference “Beyond Awareness: Strategies to Eliminate Bullying” hosted by Bridging Voices in Our Community will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The sessions will cover topics from warning signs, preventions, intervention and cyberbullying. The sessions will also cover physical and psychological bullying. Mildred Pearson, an education professor and the adviser of Bridging Voices in Our Community, said she feels it is important to address the major issues of bullying. “Our goal is to go beyond awareness to provide ‘practices’ that will equip participants to take action by applying
their knowledge,” Pearson said. The program was started in the Social and Emotional Development course. “Observing weekly bullying episodes, or suicide in the media, we realized this was a national epidemic and was not going away,” Pearson said. “This particular class wanted to do more than just write their response, but felt we should be a ‘voice’ for hurting people.” There will be a keynote speaker followed by four sessions. Each session, participants can choose between three different presentations. The keynote speaker is Dorothy Espelage, a professor of child development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Espelage will be presenting “SocialEmotional Learning Approach to Bullying and Sexual Harassment.” Her presentation will focus on the development of these issues based in the social environment.
“Bullying becomes an issue when individuals begin committing suicide...” Mildred Pearson, education professor Pearson said bullying has become a major issue within society. “Bullying becomes an issue when individuals begin committing suicide and taking their lives because of the lack of respect, lack of acceptance, lack of inclusion and lack of support when facing adversity,” Pearson said. “Marginalized groups feel as if they are outsiders standing on the margins rather than experiencing a sense of belonging.” Pearson said she hopes to teach students they should not fear speaking with adults and getting help.
STALKING, from page 1 Dan Nadler, the vice president for student affairs, said reports will be sent to the Office of Student Standards, and sometimes the matter will be criminal, depending on what the victim wants. Sometimes students will want it to stop and they do not want to take it to criminal court, Nadler said. In the Office of Student Standards, the disciplinary actions for a stalker could be written documentation, which would outline what behaviors are not permitted from disciplinary probation to expulsion from Eastern for more severe cases, Webb said. Some legal remedies are harassment by telephone or harassment through electronic communications laws. The Charleston Police Department deals with incidents of stalking only when students live off campus and are being stalked off campus. Oyer said when students report stalking incidents, they can come into the police department, at 614 Sixth St., or a police officer will come to them. “This is the most important thing going on, and this is what is keeping them up at night,” he said. Both Closson and Oyer encourage students to report incidents if they are feeling stalked or threatened. Why victims do not report Many reasons may cause victims not to report, but the main reason is
fear, Ludlow said. Stalking is a gradual process of someone asserting themselves in another’s lives, which makes women question themselves and rationalize their suspicions as an overreaction, she said. “Women are afraid people will not take them seriously,” she said. Men typically report even less than women, especially in any type of crime where control is an issue, she said. “Men are taught it is not masculine to be afraid and to let someone else have control over their lives,” Ludlow said. During his 20 years of law enforcement, Oyer said the law has become stricter and allows courts and police officers the ability to deal with these issues. “We have tools that we did not have years ago, and we are able to help people that we weren’t able to then,” he said. “The problem is not cured, but we have able ways of dealing with the issue.” When a victim files a report, the officers are diligent in finding out the truth and acknowledging this is the most important thing going on in someone’s life right now, Oyer said. Relief for Victim To protect the stalkee, Webb said Eastern might move a student to a new class section or alternate housing
“Do not become silenced and stand on the sidelines day in and day out hurting; rather, speak up and speak out and let your voice be heard, knowing you have support around you,” Pearson said. Pearson said her main goal is for students to help in the fight against bullying by becoming more educated and taking a stand. Angela Jacobs, a communication studies professor, will be discussing the importance of teacher and parent interactions.
“I’ll be looking at easy verbal strategies for teachers when parents come in to talk about bullying incidents,” Jacobs said. “We’ll talk about some of the difficult parent encounters teachers face and what should be done to handle them in a positive way so everybody comes out win-win.” Jacobs said people need to know how to identify and talk about bullying. Melanie Mills, a communication studies professor, said it is important to recognize that not all conflict is bullying. “Not all difficult relationships are attributed to bullying,” Mills said. “Bullying implies some sort of ongoing, sustained, abusive intent.” Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.
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NOVEL, from page 1 arrangement. In Charleston, the police will refer victims of stalking associated with a relationship to HOPE, where they will help the victim receive an order of protection. In an order of protection, the person served can have no contact whatsoever with the victim. To receive an order of protection, the stalkee needs to show evidence, and the protection is only associated with relationships. If it was not a relationship issue, the Charleston Police Department would deal with the issue in-house, Oyer said. Counselor Brad Coffey said stalking takes away someone’s sense of safety and security. The person needs a support system in order to reestablish their sense of security. Ludlow also emphasized this idea of a support system. A person who is stalked needs someone to listen to them like a friend who and will take them to get pizza in another town for a few hours to take their mind of the situation, Ludlow said. “It is vitally important to support each other the best we can,” Ludlow said. Elizabeth Edwards can be reached at 581-2812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A part of herself, Knight said, was bred into the character; she suggested her tomboy phase growing up ended up working itself into Theo. Her inability to fit in during that period, she said, mirrors Theo’s inability to fit in. Seth Mowrer, a junior Engish major, said he enjoyed listening the strong use of imagery in Knight’s writing, though it was only a small part of the reading. Meghan McEvoy, a freshman special education major, said she liked all of the research Knight did to write her novel. In the question and answer period, Knight explained that she read plenty of gay literature, experienced the life of a gay through a friend living in Springfield, Mo., the novel’s setting, and ventured into gay bars to do justice to Theo’s character. When a student asked her if she ever felt uncomfortable while conducting research, Knight responded, “My comfort zone is big.” As Theo grew with every revision, Knight said she grew as well as a person. “Each time I came back to the novel, it was becoming harder and harder to return to it, to return to Theo, to sync back into him,” Knight said. “I was ready for that next step of letting someone else do the work of getting it physically out
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into the world.” Knight said she grew tired of the personal process of revising the work herself. After feeling drained from the novel’s creative period, Knight said going through a day and not thinking about Theo or the novel was difficult. To make up for the absence of Theo in her life, Knight started working on other projects that bear no resemblance to “Three Cubic Feet.” Her post-Theo projects are more biographical. After her lecture, Knight encouraged young writers to start early and to keep writing even if only 50 words out of a 1,000-word text are good. “It takes time to develop visuals and rhythm,” Knight said. “Half the time it’s just crap coming off your pen.” Jaime Lopez can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.
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Panthers on losing end, trying to bounce back
By Alex McNamee Staff Reporter
The Eastern volleyball team lost a three-set match to in-state opponent Illinois-Chicago (25-19, 25-12, 25-17). On Wednesday, with the loss, the Panthers fall to 3-14 on the year. Junior outside hitter Reynae Hutchinson was the leading Panther with six kills, while freshman setter Abby Saalfrank contributed five kills, adding two aces and two blocks to the stat sheet. Joining Saalfrank in aces and blocks were freshman setter Marah Bradbury and junior middle hitter Stephanie Arnold, respectively. Bradbury led all Panthers with 13 assists. Sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Brooke led the Eastern backcourt with nine digs, while Saalfrank added four. Team-wise, the Flames topped the Panthers in kills (44 to 25), attack (.312 to .042), assists (42 to 14), digs (42 to 24), blocks (eight to three), and points (57 to 33). The teams tied in aces with five each. The Flames’ victory snaps a fourgame losing streak to the Panthers. Illinois-Chicago was led by senior middle hitters Janise Dismuke and Nicole Allgood with 13 kills each, respectively. Dismuke had a .812 hit percentage, registering the highest by any Panther opponent. Red-shirt sophomore libero Maggie Strus paced the Flames defense with 15 digs, while sophomore middle hitter Sara Sternard recorded four blocks.
The Eastern men’s soccer team is heading into a big game this weekend against Nebraska-Omaha, head coach Adam Howarth said. Omaha, the third-place team in the Summit League, is coming off a loss against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, 3-2, Tuesday, just as Eastern is coming off a loss against Evansville. “Saturday is a very important conference game for us,” Howarth said. Omaha has been one of the top teams in the Summit League all season posting a 1-0-1 record in the league with a win over Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis and a draw against Western Illinois, last season’s Summit League champions. While Eastern lost its mid-week game against Evansville Tuesday, Howarth said he was focusing on trying to get his team ready for the Omaha game. Howarth said he decided to rest freshman defender Connor Bartuch so he’d be fresh and ready to play against Omaha. Bartuch had started all 10 of Eastern’s previous games. “We’re trying to be as smart as we can with some players,” Howarth said. Freshman defender Nick Smith started in place of Bartuch and played all 90 minutes. Freshman forward Braiden Acton started his first game this season against Evansville and produced one shot on goal. The team is also trying to be smart dealing with players’ possible injuries. Senior defender Ian McCausland went down with a leg injury early in
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the second half Tuesday and was taken out of the game, replaced by senior defender Jordan Collins. After trainers worked on McCausland on the sideline, he was carted to the locker room and didn’t return. McCausland’s injury is minor — Howarth described it as a “little knock.” McCausland has started all 11 of the Panthers’ games this season. Sophomore midfielder Will Butler started hobbling after 73 minutes of play and was taken out of the game. “We have to make sure we’re ready for Saturday,” Howarth said. Freshman midfielder Kyle Callendar also saw playing time in seven minutes of action off the bench. Callendar has only played in three games this season. The Panthers lost the game against Evansville, 3-0, but Howarth said his
team has to get over it. “We have to put it away and forget about it,” Howarth said. If there was one positive to take from the game, Howarth said, it’d be that the Panthers never stopped working toward a comeback. Omaha goalkeeper Matt Gorsey is among the top goalkeepers in the league this season. He’s made 35 saves this season and stopped 70 percent of opponents’ shots. Two Omaha attackers are among the top point-getters in the league. Giovanni Giattino and Vance Rookwood have registered nine and eight points, respectively, this season. The two teams will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday in Omaha. Alex McNamee can be reached at 581-2812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team to take on Lindenwood Nicholas Ruffolo Staff Reporter
After a three-week break from competition, the Eastern women’s rugby team will look to improve on a winless season Thursday afternoon against Lindenwood. Eastern head coach Frank Graziano said he believes in moving on. “I think it is important to treat it like a fresh start,” Graziano said. “We are not playing the same game plan, so the ladies have been working on it for the past couple of weeks and we are going to treat it like a separate season now.” Contrary to the previous match against the Wisconsin All-Stars, this match will be played in rugby fifteens format, albeit with 10 players. This will bring some of the players back into their original positions during a game, including the underclassmen on the team.
Graziano said he expects the younger players to play well because of their return to familiar positions. “I think that’s going to be good for Madison (Kissner) and Nia (Williams) because they will be playing in the back positions, which is most comfortable,” Graziano said. “Carissa (Burge) is a little bit out of position in that she is going to be playing part of the backs and part of the forwards… but she is getting a feel for doing both simultaneously.” Senior flanker Stefanie Mahan, who missed the first two games with a facial injury, returns to the field against Lindenwood after participating in practice the past three weeks. Returning off a season in which she led the team in tackles, coach Graziano said he thinks it can only improve his team. “Stefanie (Mahan) will add a lot to our energy and momentum,” Grazia-
no said. “In fact, if we get the kickoff she should make the first tackle of the game.” In addition to all of this, Graziano said he is looking forward to added confidence and a strong showing from his team. He said he expects them to score early and build momentum throughout the game. “They need to be able to develop some confidence in the first 10 minutes, Graziano said. “If we can get a score in the first five minutes of the game, then I think we will be in good shape the rest of the way.” The Panthers will take the field at 4 p.m. Thursday at Lakeside Field., where they will try to avoid falling to 0-3 for the first time in program history. Nicholas Ruffolo can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.
GOBER, from page 8 “(Gober) is fast and he is young,” Garoppolo said. “He is raw and he is only going to get better these next four years.” In only his second career game at Eastern, Gober totaled three receptions for 132 yards, hauling in two touchdowns. This was only Gober’s second career game because he began the season as a red-shirt freshman. However, the red-shirt was removed before the home game on Sept. 22, against Murray State due to internal issues. “We knew Keiondre (Gober) was a good player,” head coach Dino Babers said. “We were hoping to save him, but we had some things happen internally
that has caused us to take the red-shirt off of him. I knew he was good but I didn’t expect him to have two touchdowns in his first game.” Gober, who hails from Lubbock, Texas, said he wasn’t particularly happy with his red-shirt, but was ready to take on whatever role the coaches asked. He said he received a phone call on his way to class. It was Babers informing him that his red-shirt would be lifted. Immediately after the call, Gober said all he could think about was getting on the field for his first game ever. However, his first game was seen with limited action against Murray State. It
wasn’t until the following week against Austin Peay that he finally flourished. Starting kick returner will also be added to the list of Gober’s new workload from this point in the season. As for what to expect from Gober the rest of this season, he said he has hopes of repeating performances like the one seen against Austin Peay. “I hope to see many more games like this,” Gober said. “I am just going to keep working hard and try to give it my best every Saturday.” Anthony Catezone can be reached at 581-2812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Preview The Panthers will have a chance to rebound this weekend as they head back into OVC play. They will host defending OVC champion Morehead State at 7 p.m. Friday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers are facing the possibility of a 10th straight loss going into the match. The Eagles come in as the top team in the OVC, undefeated in four conference contests and 12-6 overall. The Eagles are also, arguably, the OVC’s hottest
team having won their last 10 matches. Hutchinson said she knows of the Eagles’ recent success, but the Panthers aren’t intimidated. She said they are simply trying to focus on their side of the net. “As of now, we aren’t concerned with what is on the other side of the net,” Hutchinson said. “I know that it has been our focus as well as (head coach) Kate (Price’s) to get us back to our game and how we play best.” The two spilt the season series last year, with each team earning a road victory. In the first match in Lantz Arena, the Eagles handled the Panthers with a straight set win (12-25, 21-25, 3234). However, Eastern was able to upset Morehead State in their second meeting in Morehead, Ky., on the winning end of straight sets (25-16, 25-22, 25-22). On Saturday, the Panthers will host the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky. The Colonels (4-10) are and 1-3 in the conference. They just picked up their first OVC win on Sept. 29, over Austin Peay, winning in straight sets (25-22, 25-23, 25-19). That win ended Eastern Kentucky’s four-game skid, with Morehead State coming as its most recent loss. The biggest thing going into the weekend for Hutchinson, a team captain, and the Panthers, is to have fun. “Our mindset going in is really to just go out and have fun,” Hutchinson said. “Playing when we’re having fun and relaxed is when we play the best, and that’s what we are trying to focus on.” The Panthers fell to the Colonels each time the two faced off last year, with Eastern Kentucky stealing one in Lantz Arena in four sets, and the second coming as a back-and-forth five-set battle. Following the weekend matches, the Panthers will have nearly a week to prepare for their next competition, where they will hit to road to play Austin Peay at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, and Murray State at noon on Oct. 13. Anthony Catezone can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.
FOOTBALL, from page 8 Eastern also has a pair of playmakers in the running game, as red-shirt senior Jake Walker and red-shirt sophomore Taylor Duncan are the featured running backs. Walker has rushed for a team-leading 345 yards and five touchdowns on 79 carries. Duncan has proven to be a complimentary back to Walker, rushing for 233 yards and four touchdowns on 61 attempts. For Tennessee-Martin, it boasts one of the best defenses in the OVC as they rank near the top in every defensive statistic. “(Tennessee-Martin) has the second best defense in the league behind Tennessee State,” Babers said. “They are extremely physical, well coached and you don’t find people out of position. This is the best defense we have played all year, and it’s going to be a big task down there, especially on the road and it being their Homecoming game.” The Skyhawks are allowing just over 18 points per game, which is good for second in the OVC. The defense is led by defensive lineman Montori Hughes and linebacker Ben Johnson. “(Montori Hughes) is a big transfer from Tennessee,” Babers said. “The guy looks like he is 6’6’’, 300 pounds, and one of those Greek statues when we saw him at the OVC Media Day. In fact, we walked in and we were like, ‘who is that, and what school does he play for,’ because he was the best-looking thing in the room.” Hughes was a first-team preseason defensive lineman selection while Johnson currently leads the OVC in tackles and ranks ninth nationally with 57. Offensively, the Skyhawks roster is full
of OVC preseason selections, but they have not played up to expectations, averaging just over 19 points per game this season. Tennessee-Martin quarterback Derek Carr was a second-team preseason selection, while running backs Tevin Barksdale, Jason McNair and wide receiver Quinton Simms each garnered OVC preseason selections. This season, Carr ranks fourth in the OVC in passing yards and completions, sixth in touchdown passes and ninth in efficiency. Barksdale and McNair each average more than 35 rushing yards per game, and Sims has totaled 444 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 36 catches. Running back D.J. McNeil is also a major factor in the running game, rushing for a team-leading 203 yards and four touchdowns. To limit Tennessee-Martin, Babers stressed the importance of Eastern staying together as a team and coming away with its first road win of the season. “We have to stay together and stay focused,” Babers said. “It’s harder to win on the road, and you can’t do it unless you are a team. We have to find a way to win on the road. We haven’t shown we are a good enough football team to win on the road, and we are excited about having that opportunity to see if we can become a good football team.” The Panthers play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against Tennessee-Martin. Jordan Pottorff can be reached at 581-2812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Panthers set for weekend Panthers set to host OVC rivals Skyhawks By Dominic Renzetti Staff Reporter
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Keiondre Gober, a freshman wide receiver, has a 40-yard dash time of 4.4 seconds, which teammate Jimmy Garoppolo said attributed to his performance against Austin Peay Saturday at O'Brien Field. Gober had three receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns in the game against Austin Peay.
Going long for Gober By Anthony Catezone Assistant Sports Editor
It was at the 4:28 mark in the first quarter when Freshman wide receiver Keiondre Gober broke open the Family Weekend game against Austin Peay last Saturday. A 21-0 lead over the Gover-
nors came on the heels of a 66-yard touchdown reception by Gober, the first of his Panther career. “It was pretty insane,” Gober said. “I was really ready to just get in the end zone that game and for (my first reception) to come on a play like that was so exciting.” Gober wasn’t finished there, with the Panthers already leading
51-15, a 56-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had Gober on the receiving end of a breakout play yet again. Both explosive plays that had Gober on the receiving end were allowed because of his speed, he said. Gober, who is 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds, said
he has a 40-yard dash time of 4.4 seconds. With high hopes of making an early impact, Gober said his early season success came sooner than even he expected. Garoppolo was even surprised himself by the Panthers’ young, speedy wide out. GOBER, page 7
Panthers set for road test By Jordan Pottorff Sports Editor
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Adam Gristick, a red-shirt sophomore linebacker, levels Jamaar Embry, an Austin Peay sophomore wide receiver Saturday at O’Brien Field during Eastern’s 65-15 victory.
Eastern’s football team will be searching for its first road win under first-year head coach Dino Babers when it travels to Martin, Tenn., to face off against Ohio Valley Conference foe TennesseeMartin on Saturday. The Panthers boast the No. 1 offense in the OVC as they lead the conference in points per game, total offense and touchdowns. Eastern’s prolific offense is led by junior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He was recently added to the Walter Payton Award Watch List for the nation’s top FCS player as he ranks near the top in several national statistics. He ranks second in total offense, compiling 369 yards per game. Garoppolo also ranks third in the nation in
passing yards per game, averaging 365 yards, and ranks fifth in completions and pass efficiency. Eastern also boasts a deep receiving core that has several players capable of making big plays. The receiving core is led by redshirt junior Erik Lora. He ranks first nationally in receptions and receiving yards, totaling 786 yards and eight touchdowns on 55 receptions. His average of 11 catches per game and 157 yards also leads the FCS. Along with Lora, Eastern also has other playmakers in the passing game as senior Chris Wright has 447 yards and five touchdowns on 26 receptions. Redshirt senior Chavar Watkins is also making an influence in the receiving game, totaling 220 yards and three touchdowns on 24 receptions. FOOTBALL, page 7
After five straight matches on the road, the Eastern women’s soccer team will be back at Lakeside Field Friday for the first time since Sept. 9. The Panthers will play host to TennesseeMartin at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Lakeside Field, and will round out the weekend homestand at 1 p.m. Sunday against Southeast Missouri. The Panthers are entering the weekend with a record of 3-9 overall and 1-2 in the Ohio Valley Conference. They are coming off not only their first OVC win, but their first win since Sept. 7, snapping a five-game losing streak. The overtime win against Tennessee Tech last weekend saw three goals from the Panthers, which is more than the team had put up in its last seven games. Prior to the Tennessee Tech win, the Panthers had been shut out in each of their previous five losses. Tennessee-Martin enters as the defending OVC champions, having knocked off the Panthers in Eastern’s first game of the 2011 tournament. The Skyhawks have an overall record of 5-43, with an OVC record of 2-0-1. Tennessee-Martin’s senior forward Kendyl Wilson leads the Skyhawks with five goals this season, and is No. 2 in the OVC in points scored with 13. Eastern’s senior forward Kristin Germann leads the Panthers in goals scored with four, recording her fourth goal of the season in the last game against Tennessee Tech. Prior to that, Germann had not scored since her three-goal performance against Cleveland State. The Panthers have never lost to the Skyhawks in Charleston, posting a 7-0 record when playing at Lakeside Field. The Southeast Missouri Redhawks enter with a record of 2-7-3 overall and 1-1-1 in the OVC. Eastern head coach Summer Perala has never beaten the Redhawks, losing twice and playing to a draw once. All of those meetings were in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The Redhawks will be without Bloomington native, sophomore forward Erin Shulman, who will be out for the year with a knee injury, head coach Heather Nelson announced Tuesday. Shulman was a former OVC Freshman of the Year. Senior forward Courtney Luehmann leads the Redhawks, having scored two goals and two assists. She leads the team in shots with 26. The Redhawks were struck with tragedy when senior Meg Herndon passed away earlier last month. Herndon suffered severe injuries in an automobile accident on Sept. 9 and had been hospitalized since. She passed away Sept. 20 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Dominic Renzetti can be reached at 581-2812 or email@example.com.