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BSW dies in car crash By Elizabeth Edwards News Editor

William R. Carreon, an Eastern Building Service Worker, died in a car accident Saturday. Carreon, 41, of Toledo, Ill., was traveling southbound on Lincoln Highway Road when he lost control, ran off the road, struck two trees and then his car burst into flames, according to a Coles County Sheriff ’s press release. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coles County Coroner. Carreon had worked as a BSW since August 2007 said Janice Hunt, a spokeswomen for He had worked in the campus recreation department in the field house, she said. Fellow coworker, Jon Bell said he started working with Carreon in 2007 when they went through orientation together. “It is tragic,” he said. “All the BSWs are talking about it.” Bell said Carreon always talked about his three children and his wife Jamie Jo Carreon.


Health services provides free flu shots to students By Nike Ogunbodede Campus Editor


William R. Carreon, an Eastern Building Service Worker, died in a car BSW, page 5 accident Saturday.

Health Services will be providing students with the opportunity to receive free flu shots in the Carman Hall lobby Wednesday. Students can get the flu shot from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will also be two additional dates where students can get the shot: Oct. 12 and Oct. 19. Jessica Jones, a senior chemistry major, said she has never gotten a flu shot before, but likes that students will not have to pay any additional cost to stay healthy. “I haven’t gotten the flu in the past, but I think that it’s free here—that’s totally legit,” Jones said. “I like that a lot.” Jones said she thinks laziness is the only thing that will deter people from going to Carman Hall for the shot. Fiona Finnigan, a sophomore art major, said she heard about free flu shots last year but did not decided to get it. Finnigan said she has not gotten the flu in years. “I tend to only get the flu in the years that I get the shot, so I don’t get the shot,” Finni-

gan said. “I know it’s bad logic.” According to the Oct. 3 edition of The Daily Eastern News, the flu shot cannot transport the flu because it is made from killed or weakened viruses that cannot be spread. There are possible side effects of the shot; however, they are mild and resolved much quicker than the flu. Finnigan said joint pain, fatigue and body aches are some of the symptoms she recognizes as flu related. “A lot of people associate sneezing and running noses with flu but I think they are one of the milder symptoms,” she said. Symptoms of the flu include having some or all of the following: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and possible vomiting or diarrhea -- less common in adults, according to a Health Services’ press release Rachel Jennett, a senior special education major, sad she was considering getting the flu shots here at Eastern. “It’s free and living on a college campus it is easy to pass disease and it’s a way to prevent it,” Jennett said. FLU, page 5



Council to vote on construction resolution By Sara Hall City Editor

The City Council will vote on a resolution to execute Consolidated Services, Inc. to provide construction staking and project supervision on Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall. The project includes street and sidewalk improvement work for certain streets around the Courthouse Square. Consolidated Services, Inc. will charge a flat fee of $15,000 for the supervision. Mayor John Inyart said because the company created the layout for the project, they will supervise the progress being made to ensure it is running according to plan. “They will monitor the project so it is built the way they drew it,” he said. The council will also vote on a resolution to execute an engineering service contract with ESI Consulting, Ltd. for stairwell construction supervision. Inyart said the company will be supervising the construction of stairwells only on buildings located on Sixth Street and Monroe Avenue for a flat fee of $1,500. The council will vote on a resolution to obligate an additional $30,000 for the resurfacing of Decker Springs Road. Inyart said the original resurfacing area was on south Fourth Street from Coolidge Avenue to Hickory Ridge. The additional area will be on Decker Springs Road from State Street to North Corporate Limits.

To be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting • Amending building regulations of the Charleston City Code • Amending an ordinance to prohibit low speed vehicles •-Amending an ordinance for no parking on Tyler Av-

The original budget was $125,000, but because of the additional work, the council is proposing to add $30,000 to the budget. Inyart said the council will also vote on amending an ordinance for no parking on Harrison Avenue. Inyart said the council will restripe the current no parking area on Harrison Avenue to create a short distance at the end of each block. He said this measure will allow larger vehicles, such as school buses, to be able to safely round corners while still adhering to residents’ request for no parking on the street. The council will also vote to allot an additional $1,000 for the work on the building at 513 Seventh St. Inyart said as workers have been working on the project, they have found more changes need to be done than originally planned. “The design is not supported like they thought,” he said. “We need to do more to make sure it stays in place.” Sara Hall can be reached at 581-2812 or


Actor Michael Fosberg imitates his ex-girlfriend while performing his one-man play "Incognito" Monday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Students discuss racism By Vicky Kane Staff Reporter

Students had an eye-opening experience when Michael Fosberg performed his one-man play “Incognito” Monday. “Incognito” is a one-man, theatrical play which runs a little longer than a hour. “I want to entertain people, as well as get them to think,” Fosberg said. Fosberg’s play shares his sto-

ry of finding his biological birth father and learning that he is African American. “My whole life I’ve passed, not knowing I was passing,” Fosberg said. It took Fosberg 30 years to find his biological birth father and to find out the truth about his heritage. “I always felt a deep connection to the African American culture,” he said. “I was always an advocate for civil rights in high school. It trips me out.”

The goal of Fosberg’s play is to start dialogue. He said he believes that people need to talk about race. “The first thing we look at when we look at someone we don’t know is the differences,” Fosberg said. “What if we looked at the similarities?” The audience was full of questions once the play ended. Andre Allen, a senior communication studies major, said it was an amazing experience. RACISM, page 5



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Are you a love junkEE? Eastern students make cyber love connections By Valerie Badillo Staff Reporter

A free college dating website that originally began at Northern Illinois University has been joined by nearly 120 Eastern students and has spread across the country. requires the user’s Facebook login and password to become a member. The website currently has 3,000 college students signed up and allows students to choose if they want to date exclusively on their campus or venture out. Alex Broches, 23, the founder of collegejunkEE, said he wanted to create a website that would make it easy for college students to meet people their age. “Honestly, I just wanted to create a site where students can find other friends, and even dates on their own campus,” Broches said. “People are all somewhat nervous, especially around new people.” Broches said he first thought of the idea for the college-geared dating website after striking out when trying online dating himself, because the age range was so immense. “When I was on, I felt that there had to be a site just for college students only,” Broches said. “I did like the few online dating sites that I had tried out, but the age range was very large.” Kerry Collins, a freshman biology major, said she thinks the idea of online dating is interesting, though she has never tried it because of students trying to balance schoolwork and have a relationship. “I think online dating is interesting," Collins said. "I don’t know if I would do it myself but maybe I’d be open to it.' Collins said she thinks the idea could be uncomfortable for some, but maybe would not be if more students were to use the site like Facebook to start the process. Becoming a dating website like or that started out with free trials and then charged for their services was not something Broches said he wanted.

“When (trying online dating), I felt that there had to be a site just for college students only.” - Alex Broches, creator of


“The main difference between and other sites is that my site is 100 percent completely free,” Broches said. “I feel that students shouldn’t have to pay, to find new friends or dates on campus.” Lindsey Negron, a freshman elementar y education major, said she probably would not try online dating because she likes meeting people in person first. “I feel like meeting someone in person is better because it’s more personable,” Negron said. There are bad people out there and this could potentially give them one more medium to prey upon the naivety of others, Negron said. Thomas Pfaender, a junior finance major, said he has never tried online dating but has seen a relationship start and last from an online dating site.

“My friend met his girlfriend online, she lived in Canada and he lived here and they were together for two or three years,” Pfaender said. Collins said she thinks the networking through a website like might be an appealing way to meet new people for a generation that spends a good portion of its day on the Internet. “I think it would be a cool way to meet people through a website like,” Collins said. Pfaender said the idea is unusual but it does serve a purpose because people do use dating sites. “It’s not for me because I feel it’s extremely weird but people out there apparently do – so it’s serving a purpose,” Pfaender said. But it does make sense for

there to be a website only for college students because of the large demographic it could reach, he said. Rodney Marshall, a communication studies professor, met his wife online said he is glad he was open to the experience. Online dating is just another way to meet someone on the agreed-upon terms, Marshall said. It is a good premise for people mature and emotionally sound, she said. “It gives an individual a chance to decide if (they want) to talk to another person and then to meet them if desired,” Marshall said. “I just know that it worked for me.” Valerie Badillo can be reached at 581-2812 or

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Students write about body image, esteem

By Samantha McDaniel Activities Editor

Writing letters to their little sisters, students will learn about self-esteem and body image during a discussion today. The Health Education Resource Center is sponsoring “Letters to My Little Sister” to educate students about African American health and social issues. The discussion will be at 7 p.m. in Room 2030 in Lumpkin Hall Auditorium. Jeannie Ludlow, assistant professor of English and women’s studies, said “Letters to My Little Sister” will be all about the health of African American women. “We want to increase awareness about health and the sense of taking care of themselves,” Ludlow said. Each audience member will write letters to a “little sister” and the topics in the letter will be discussed. “People who come will be asked what they would tell a little sister about minority women and health,” Ludlow said. Ludlow said the audience will discuss body image, self-esteem and health. “The topic is broad so we can tailor it to the interest of the people who come,” Ludlow said. Ludlow said most people do not know that race and health intertwine in many ways. She said issues of health for African American women are more severe than for most Caucasian women. “African American women are as likely to get breast cancer as white women, but are more likely to die from it,” Ludlow said. Ludlow said “Letters to My Little Sister” is important because it will discuss all the issues that affect African American women, like AIDS/ HIV.


Senior art major Antonio Burton grinds scrap metal for an arch welding project Monday outside the Doudna Fine Arts Center. "We want to show what our department can do," Burton said. "When people think about art majors, they think we don't have an intense workload. It's the equivalent of someone in bio. We put in the same time with research and creating projects."


Student works to aid Basic Skills Test prep A graduate student has made it her thesis to help students with preparing with the Basic Skills Test while learning about the testing process at the same time. Jennifer Rose, a clinical counseling graduate student, works with Heidi Larson, a professor in the Counseling and Student development department, and is performing the study. Rose said her study consists of 27 students who have never taken the Basic Skills Test before, and they will spend the next six weeks preparing for it under her guidance. She said it includes a strict study schedule complete with workshops, computer software for students to use, as well as mandatory group study sessions every Thursday. Rose said students also took a pre test on Saturday, Oct. 1 so they know where they are starting and so she can

Ludlow said the rates of AIDS and HIV in African American women are increasing. Ludlow said she thinks this is because of poverty and self-esteem. “If a woman of any race feels she can’t say to her partner ‘wear a condom’ then she is at risk,” Ludlow said. Ludlow also said the maternal mortality rate is higher in African American women than in Caucasian women. “In the U.S. for white women the rates are about the same for women in England and France,” Ludlow said. “For women of color it is about the same as women in India and Pakistan, so it’s much higher.” In 2007, the maternal mortality rate for Caucasian women is 10.5 out of 100,000; the rate for African American women is 28.4 out of 100,000, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. Ludlow said she hopes students learn that what they do now affects them later in life. She said many students do not think about the consequences their actions have on them later in life. “At the age most college students are, we tend to believe that we have our whole lives ahead of us, and we don’t tend to think that how we take care of ourselves in our 20s will effect us in our 80s,” Ludlow said. Ludlow said she thinks that the program will be great because students can learn a lot. “I hope women of all races will come away with ways to think about their bodies and health that are positive and life affirming,” Ludlow said. Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or



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gauge their progress. “At the group sessions we will work on test anxiety,” Rose said. “Students will learn to identify it as well as deal with it using methods such as deep breathing. Within these groups, the students will also have a support system so they don’t feel like they are doing this alone.” Rose said her students are free to pick and choose which workshops to attend, but they have to commit 10 hours a week to studying. “This is a very guided program with support every step of the way,” Larson said. “There is a lot of hand holding, which makes students more likely to utilize the resources and at the same time we are flexible and let them choose.” Larson said the overall goal for the program is to find out what works with the hope that the university could incorporate her findings into their support programs in the future. Rose said she chose this project for

her thesis after discussing it with Larson and hearing about the increased student fail rate of the Basic Skills Test and how much of a high stake the test is for many students. “Pairing the program with the aspect of test anxiety just made sense to try and find a connection,” Rose said. Rose and Larson agreed that the university and the College of Education of Professional Studies faculty have been very supportive of their research. “Everyone is so invested,” Rose said. “They believe it is important and are doing everything they can to help us.” Rose’s study began Sept. 22 with an informational meeting and will continue through Nov. 12 when the Basic Skills Test will take place on campus. Amy Wywialowski can be reached at 581-2812 or

Chalking competition promotes creativity By Tim Deters Staff Reporter

In the southern end of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, the walls of a threestory stairwell serve as a chalk-covered canvas for Eastern artists. With walls covered in chalkboard paint, the entire stairwell is a medium that art majors use to practice and test their creativity. Dan Crews, director of patron services for the Doudna Fine Arts Center, said the stairwell is an excellent opportunity for art students to express their ideas and imagination on a grand scale beyond the classroom. Anyone who uses the stairs can see the students’ art, allowing the public to enjoy and critique the works, Crews said. In return, the artists get valuable feedback and a way to display their art in a more accessible location than a gallery, he said. And since the art is done in chalk, the whole stairwell can be used over and over again. Various art projects have been featured on the stairwell since the Doudna was reopened in 2008. He said each project usually has a theme that faculty members decide upon for example one year the theme was “Under the Sea.” “Under the Sea” extended the whole length of the stairwell, beginning with a

beach scene at the third floor and eventually descending to the bottom of the ocean at the first floor. Crews described how more than a dozen different students contributed to the work and how each fish had its own unique style and personality. Stephanie Frank, a senior studio art major, walks through the stairwell frequently and said her favorite project was an urban-themed mix of graffiti and tattoo styles. So far this semester the stairwell remains blank, except for a few personal drawings by students. However, students’ projects will begin appearing soon, said Sue Rardin, office administrator for the arts department. To determine the theme and direction of a project, faculty members will decide the theme and encourage student input, she said. In the meantime, any student is welcome to buy chalk and contribute their art and messages to the stairwell as long as they are not offensive and the stairwell is not reserved for upcoming projects, Rardin said. Students are also encouraged to view and contribute chalk art to the bathrooms in the southern end of the Doudna. Each bathroom’s entire wall surface is covered in chalkboard paint. Tim Deters can be reached at 581-2821 or at

O pinions Higher standards, better pay key to great teachers The Basic Skills Test used to be a breeze for potential teachers to take. However, this soon changed in 2010 when changes were made to how the test is scored. Students now need to score an 80 percent in each of the subtests to pass the test. The number of students who passed the Basic Skills Test decreased by 57 percent since the change in 2010. As we reported Oct. 3., 90 percent of students passed the test before the change and now only 33 percent do. This is huge change. It will undoubtedly make life more difficult for education majors. Nonetheless, it is a good change. Before the change, basically any student who thought they could be a teacher could hope to pass with flying colors. Nine out of 10 of them were right. Hard work should go into passing the Basic Skills Test and becoming a teacher. A student shouldn’t be able to just roll out of bed and take the test and score a 90 percent on it. Students should have to study and work hard to get that 90 percent to prove they have what it takes to handle the responsibilities ahead of them. Enrollment has been down because of the job market, but the education department suspects that the harder test is also intimidating potential education majors. We think potential teachers shouldn’t look at the changes in the test as a barrier. These changes should be looked at as a challenge that can be overcome. If a student really wants to be a teacher, she shouldn’t let a little thing like changes to the Basic Skills Test get in the way of her dream. But, more importantly, the country’s education system needs improvement. Granted, there are many, many factors contributing to the backward slide of American education. Many of the problems have little or nothing to do with the quality or dedication of educators. But there is no doubting that better teachers make for a better education. As Doug Bower, associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies told us, “If we want higher quality teachers, we need higher standards.” These changes came from the State Board of Education. We think legislators should recognize these higher standards and reward them by raising the salaries for incoming teachers. If we want higher quality teachers, we ought to be willing to pay for them. This is not just to reward their hard work, but to lure more potential teachers into the profession. We give teachers a crucial societal responsibility. We should ask more of those who we trust with the fertile minds of our children. And they should expect more from us.


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When you’re struggling, ‘much love’ is all you need Call it being a senior, or perhaps it’s just life in general, but lately I have felt more stressed than I have in years. As I let the stress overwhelm me, I found myself becoming more difficult to talk to and I found myself participating less, both in and out of the classroom. Today I was sitting at the doctors office—and no, I wasn’t there because of stress—where, as my mind wandered while I sat in the waiting room, I slowly felt myself overwhelmed with a calm that has been non-existent in my life for a bit of a spell now. The calm came over me as I began to think of the words that my friend, who has now passed on, used to say to people in my shoes. “Much love.” Whenever times glimmered a moment of heated words or aching hearts, Shane would say, “Much love brother, much love.” I don’t think those words necessarily slipped my mind as much as they were just crated into a warehouse of mathematics and communications lessons. As I was sitting in his father’s doctor’s office, those words re-birthed themselves within my

Julian Russell mind and cured my stress better than any medicine on earth could have. I began to think of all the things in my life that made my heart ache and my mind stretch, and I simply thought: much love will cure all. There will always be things we cannot change and where all else fails in life, love will prosper, love will shine its way through and love will keep us going. There is no room in our lives for hate and sadness, and if you think that either are about to overwhelm your soul, reach out to yourself and say, “Much love, that is all I need.” Two words have never had so much wisdom. If you would have had a chance to meet Shane’s parents like I have had the

blessing and honor to do over the past few months, you would understand where such wholehearted wisdom and kindness comes from. No two words exist that cannot be overtaught, over-stressed or over-exaggerated like “much love.” I would give my own heart to hear him say those words again to open ears, but I’ve found that an open heart and an open mind works almost as well. To Con and Mary, I thank you for being the parents you are to have instilled the greatest of minds and hearts in the son that I did know and to the ones that I haven’t had the honor of conversing with. I know with the utmost of ease that the same exists within, for such greatness doesn’t travel that far from the tree. When life gets you down and you feel like the bottom isn’t very far away, “much love” will keep you going, “much love” will live on and “much love” will keep the song of happiness alive in your heart. Julian Russell is a senior communications studies major. He can be reached at 581-7942 or




Bullying a road to death, not a rite of passage By Beth Clothier Western Courier - Western Illinois University

Bullying has been a hot topic in the news in the last year, especially that of individuals who are or are considered to be homosexual. Even after all the exposure it has garnered and the movements created to spread awareness, such as the “It Gets Better Project,” it would appear that nothing has truly changed. According to today.msnbc. com, Lady Gaga spoke to President Obama at a fundraising event on Sunday in regard to his anti-bullying campaign. During her talk, she spoke of Jamey Rodemeyer, a young man from suburban Buffalo, N.Y. who committed suicide earlier this month following years of anti-gay bullying from his classmates. Rodemeyer was a contributor to the “It Gets Better Project,” and according to his parents, had been doing better since he started high school at the beginning of the month. He had been seeing a therapist and a social worker, and he had posted online in support of Suicide Prevention Week. Yet three weeks later, he was found dead outside his home of an apparent suicide. During his life, he couldn’t even escape the bullying on the Internet, where he was a frequent poster. He was often faced with messages such as “JAMIE IS STUPID, FAT, GAY AND UGLY! HE MUST DIE!” and “I wouldn’t care

if you died. No one would. So just do it. It would make everyone WAY more happier.” As if that revelation weren’t enough, apparently Jamey is even being bullied after his death. At his high school’s homecoming dance, people began chanting Jamey’s name following a song by Lady Gaga, who was someone the young man looked up to and admired. What was a gesture of memorial quickly turned, however, as his bullies began chanting as well. However, they were yelling things like “You’re better off dead!” and “We’re glad you’re dead!,” celebrating the fact that he had felt compelled to kill himself. Is this the kind of world we are living in, where people feel it is acceptable to wish death upon others and to rejoice when these wishes become reality? And if it is, then what can we do to change that fact? How do we even begin to get through to others when mockery is the status quo? Perhaps deconstructing things down to the very basics is a good place to start. For example, we are often told to celebrate our differences, to revel in the things that make us unique, whether it is the fact that we have red hair, or a big booty or that we get so super jazzed for Dungeons and Dragons night every week. However, how often is that same statement crushed by the inundation of beautiful people doing beautiful things, being amazing, successful and happy? It’s kind of hard to be happy with yourself when so many other things tell you that every-

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thing you are is wrong. It also doesn’t help that there is such a “pack mentality” in our society, especially among teenagers. You have to run with the pack or be left behind to be savaged by them. And it’s not enough that you have basic things in common, like the fact that you, too, are human, with the same feelings and hopes and dreams as everyone else, to a point. Somehow a hierarchy develops, and we quickly learn where our place is in it. Some people say that bullying is a part of growing up, like some kind of ritual that must be passed in order to progress into adulthood. However, when something presses people to the point where they feel that they have no other option than to end their lives, there’s something wrong with that “ritual.” I don’t know the solution to this problem, but I know that it shouldn’t continue. These deaths were without warrant, sad and senseless. I also know that you should consider the things you say and the way you treat people. Put yourself in the shoes of others, as they say, and imagine how it must feel to be berated and threatened just for being who you are. And if you feel that you are being bullied, please seek help. There are many resources available to assist you, but you have to take the first step. No one else can do it for you. To read more go to

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iPhone 5 to be revealed in ‘Lets Talk iPhone’ By Ryan Baffield Staff Reporter

The upcoming release of the iPhone 5 is creating a lot of buzz among Eastern students. Ap p l e w i l l b e r e v e a l i n g t h e much-anticipated layout of the new iPhone 5 in the presentation titled “Lets Talk iPhone.” The presentation will happen at its headquarters in Cupertino, California within the Apple Town Hall, but will also be available to the public via live streaming. Ronald Wabomnor, a junior sociology major, said he is very excited to own Apple’s latest project. Wabomnor said he has owned 18 iPhone 4 and has driven hours upon hours to retrieve the product from specific locations and stores. “No phone compares to the iPhone,” Wabomnor said. “The best feature of this phone is its app store as it allows people to customize their phone to fit their personality,” “I think it has the widest app store which gives it the most options.”

Wa b o m n o r s a i d h e h a s a l s o turned a profit from buying and selling the popular cell phones. With the release of the iPhone 5, more carriers are attempting to obtain rights to sell the phone. AT&T was the first cell phone company to sell the original iPhone in 2007 for a reported $499 for the 4GB phone and $599 for the 8GB. Sprint has gained the rights to sell the iPhone 4, but has not gained distribution rights to the iPhone 5 once it is released. D e r e k Fa s n a c h t , a s a l e s a s sociate for the Sprint Store in Charleston, said he thinks the addition of the iPhone 4 will increase business and revenue as a whole. “ T h e i P h o n e’s n a m e s p e a k s for itself and would attract more consumers to our store,” Faffnacht said. “I think adding the iPhone to our repertoire of phones would make for a great addition.” Myron Haywood, a senior psychology major, said he does not plan on purchasing an iPhone 5 upon its release.

“I believe people should give Apple time to work out the first ‘bugs and glitches’ within a few months of being on the market,” Haywood said. C o n s u m e r s a re a l w a y s c o m plaining about the instantaneous problems they have after buying a new iPhone but they need to hold off on purchasing them until the problems are realized and fixed, Haywood said. Haywood said he has owned six phones since high school and ranks the iPhone at the top of the list. Haywood said the battery life of the phone is great and lasts longer than any phone he has ever owned. “Being in class and away from my apartment majority of the day doesn’t allow me to charge my phone as I often forget my charger anyway, but having the battery life at full strength is a huge plus,” Haywood said. Nicholas Jackson, a senior family and consumer sciences major, said he thinks constant new technology is great for business. “If the software’s new features


Local businesses to come to campus for “Business Expo” By Samantha McDaniel Activities Editor

Businesses from the local Charleston and Mattoon area will be on Eastern’s campus today to introduce themselves to students. Eastern is having its annual “EIU Business Expo” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the South Quad. Rachel Fisher, the director of Student Community Service, said there are 25 businesses currently registered to attend the expo. “The business expo is a great way for students to get a first hand glance of the different businesses and variety that we have here in our area,” Fisher said. Fisher said it is good to know what businesses are close by if they need anything. “If there is anything you need or are interested in buying, this is a good way to know local options,” Fisher said.

Business Expo What: Local business will be on campus during the annual “EIU Business Expo” When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday Where: South Quad

Fisher said the businesses participating in the “EIU Business Expo” range from cell phone providers to stores and local restaurants. Each business will be introducing themselves to Eastern students and letting students know what they have to offer. “It is a good way in between classes to meet some businesses, see what they got, and almost all the business are going to have some kind of giveaway,” Fisher said. Some of the participating businesses participating in the expo will be giving out coupons for their business. Some businesses will also be giv-

ing out free samples to show students some of what they have to offer. Some of the participating restaurants will bring samples of their popular dishes for students to try while at the expo. “The expo is a great way for business to connect with new consumers, show what their interests and goals are,” Fisher said. “For many students, this is their first year here, and it could lead to a lifetime customer, depending on what type of business they are.” Students can also enter to win a $300 spending spree by filling out a reaction survey at the student community service table and will be notified after the end of the expo. “It’s just a great way to meet local businesses and see some of what Charleston has to offer,” Fisher said. Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or

FLU, from page 1 Jennett, who got the flu two years ago, said she would gladly take the necessary precautions to prevent getting sick again. “I think I missed a day of school and it was hard to concentrate on

anything except feeling sick,” Jennett said. The Oct.12 flu shots will be given from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Career Services Building and the Oct. 19 shots will take place from

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Thomas Hall. Nike Ogunbodede can be reached at 581-2812 or


become more innovative and easier for novice technology users to use then they should keep at the pace they’re currently on,” Jackson said. During the keynote presentation Apple is also expected to also present the iPad 3 and the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S will be a new

variation of the iPhone 4. The live-streaming presentation will take place on www. at 12:30 p.m.

Ryan Baffield can be reached at 581-2812

BSW, from page 1 “He was a good guy,” he said. “His death is a real lost for Eastern.” Carreon had also worked as a part-time DJ at The Place in Ashmore, Ill. He was also an Army National Guard veteran of Dessert Storm. The visitation for Carreon will be from 4 to 8 pm. Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The church is at 902 Cleveland Avenue in Charleston. The Rev. Ken Hoover, the Rev. Bret Hammond and the Rev. Rich

Carmichael will be officiating. A flag presentation will be performed by Coral Hall American Legion Post #539 of Kansas at the service. Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for an education trust being established for his children’s education. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Jo Carreon and their three children: Shelby Lynn, Andrea Jo and Bennett William Thomas. Elizabeth Edwards can be reached at 581-2812 or

RACISM, from page 1 “I was shocked as the story unfolded,” Allen said. Fosberg has been performing “Incognito” for 10 years and has seen all kinds of reactions. “People have come up to me crying, some unable to speak,” Fosberg said. Fosberg has received letters and emails from people who are able to relate to his story. “ My g r a n d f a t h e r w a s l i g h t skinned, Allen said. “Seeing him in photos always through me off.” After sharing his story, Fosberg began posing questions at the audience. “Do we just define people by the color of their skin?” Fosberg asked.

He discussed how some people look at him and treat him differently once they learn his heritage. “There is a perception of blacks and whites,” Fosberg said. Fosberg explained that individuals all perceive each other differently and that individuals all wear costumes. “Has my life changed?” Fosberg said. “My life has become fuller.” Fosberg performed at 7 p.m. in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Junior University Union. Vicky Kane can be reached at 581-2812 or

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Panthers pound Illini no said the lack of scoring may be a thing of the past. “After four games and over a month of practice, we are finally starting to understand the philosophy behind our plays and the attacking space and angles,” Graziano said. Graziano had repeatedly stressed the importance of timing and how the team must take the good things from practice and put them to work during the game. Heal and Hahne were the top performers in Saturday’s game, but a number of other Panthers contributed in the one-sided victory. A pair of freshmen contributed to the success as Madison Kissner tallied her first career try and Nia Williams recorded two tries in the blowout win. Junior Lauren Doyle and senior Narissa Ramirez also paced the Panthers offensive attack as they each dished out three helpers in the route of the Illini.

The Panthers will be back in action this weekend when they hit the road to take on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers. Around the NCAA In other rugby action around the NCAA, the Bowdoin Polar Bears pushed their record to 6-0 with a 6210 win over Middlebury. The West Chester University Golden Rams were also in action and they came out on top with an 80-0 win over Delaware. The Golden Rams are 3-0 this season. The Norwich Cadets pushed their record to 8-1 on the year with a 34-0 win over Rhode Island. The Quinnipiac Bobcats recorded their first home win in program history with a 23-7 win over Marist. The Bobcats are 2-2 this season. Jordan Pottorff can be reached at 581-7942 or

COACH, from page 7 She said, in a press release, that he approached the cancer in the same way he approached a football game. “Mike approached cancer with the same vigor and tenacity that he approached any football game–to win,” Kathie said. “Even in the final minutes he never gave up–that was our Dinger.”


Win on road good for Panther soccer

Freshman center/fullback Nia Williams, right, tackles a Minnesota player just as she passes the ball during a Sept. 10 game on Lakeside Field.

It all came together for the Panthers on Saturday afternoon as they dominated the Fighting Illini and turned in an impressive 91-7 win. The Panthers had everything clicking and racked up their highest scoring performance of the season. The Panthers were fueled by the performance of junior wing Kayla Heal and sophomore wing Cara Hahne. The duo of Heal and Hahne combined for 10 tries and tallied five runs of over 20-yards against the Illini. Eastern got off to a quick start and had all but secured the win at the half, leading the Illini by a score of 55-0. The Panthers had struggled to put points up on the board so far this season, but after Saturday’s performance, head coach Frank Grazia-




By Jordan Pottorff Staff Reporter


Current Washington Redskins head coach and Eastern alumnus, Mike Shannahan was Heimerdinger’s college roommate. “We lost a very special person and my best friend in Mike Heimerdinger,” Shannahan said in a press release. Heimerdinger’s football accomplishments include winning two Super

Bowls along with Shannahan as a coach for the Denver Broncos in 1997 and 1998, coached in the NFL Pro Bowl and helped quarterback Steve McNair to a co-NFL MVP award. He coached high school football in McHenry, while also coaching in college before making his way to the NFL.

Eastern’s women’s soccer team can win on the road against Ohio Valley Conference competition. Not that this is some sudden revelation–the Panthers were, after all, 2-0 in OVC play before last weekend. But without a pre-season win on the road, it had yet to be proven whether this team could win away from Lakeside Field. The road win at Tennessee-Martin means several things for the Panthers, apart from just getting over that proverbial first-road-win hump. For one thing, it always helps a team’s psyche to get that first road win and knowing that it can go into a hostile environment against a conference foe and come out victorious. Having that peace of mind is crucial going into the OVC tournament, if you have that doubt in the back of your mind as a team, you’re going to have a tough time focusing on soccer. That being said, if you’ve gone a whole season without a single road win, odds are you won’t be in the tournament to begin with. The second thing this win does is give the Panthers confidence going into what is essentially a bye-week in their schedule. The Panthers don’t play this weekend, and as anyone who’s ever been involved with an NFL or collegiate football team can tell you, going into a bye-week after a loss is an awful feeling to have. Going into a bye-week off a win, though, lets the team’s confidence soar to new heights, and confidence is just what any team needs to propel it through mid-season into a successful post-season. Obviously, a team going into a match

Brad Kupiec with doubts will be worse off than a team without those doubts, being confident in its own abilities. While the win does boost a team’s confidence, specifically this team’s confidence, the Panthers absolutely cannot afford to get carried away with their belief in themselves going into this two-week stretch. The Panthers have to make sure they stay focused, practice hard, and do the things that got them to their current position of 3-1 in OVC play. The third thing a win on the road can do is take the pressure off a team at home. When a team is winning at least some of its matches away from home, it feels less pressured to win the ones it can at home. This reduction of pressure will relax the Panthers enough to keep them winning at home, but not enough that they back off, because no team can afford to back off because of confidence and wins. With any luck, all these things will hold true for the Panthers, and they’ll keep winning right on through the OVC tournament. Brad Kupiec can be reached at 581-7944 or

ROAD, from page 7 Southeast Missouri will enter the match with a 6-11 overall record and a 4-2 record in the OVC. The Redhawks are coming off a loss on the road to conference opponent Tennessee-Martin. The Panthers will go into Houck Field House to take on the Redhawks, who are a perfect 3-0 at home so far this season. While on the road, the Panthers have a record of 1-4 this season. The match against the Redhawks will be the first of four straight road matches for the Panthers, who will be continuing their OVC schedule. Leading the way for the Redhawks is Junior Brittney Kalinoski, who has 172 kills this season along with 12 aces. The Panthers and Redhawks will be meeting for the 40th time in the two teams’ Division-I history, with Southeast Missouri leading the all-time series 25-14.

Southeast Missouri currently sits as the No. 2 team in the OVC, with Eastern at No. 8. The Panthers are coming off a loss to No. 1 Morehead State. Both teams are looking to end losing streaks, as the Redhawks are coming off a loss and the Panthers have lost three straight. With October being National Breast Cancer Awarness Month, the match-up between Southeast Missouri and Eastern will be a “Pink Up” match, with the Redhawks being a sponsor of Dig For Life, a series of fundraisers started by Cindy Gannon, former Redhawks volleyball coach, who lost her mother to breast cancer in 2000. Panthers are set to start their midweek match at Southeast Missouri at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Following this match, the Panthers will take on Tennessee-Martin on the road Friday.

@DEN_Sports tweet of the day: The volleyball team will try and end SEMO’s undefeated home record in a mid-week match on Tuesday.

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Former Panther, NFL coach dies Heimerdinger played baseball at Eastern Staff Report

Former Eastern baseball player Mike Heimerdinger died after a battle with a rare form of cancer. Heimerdinger held the school record for career stolen bases and was inducted into the Eastern athletic hall of fame in 2008. As well as being a success on the baseball field, Heimerdinger found success on the football field as an offensive coordinator.

Heimerdinger worked as an offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos and New York Jets. Heimerdinger ended his coaching career in February after he was let go by the Titans. Heimerdinger died in Mexico while receiving treatment for his cancer, which he was diagnosed with in November 2010. He was 58. Heimerdinger’s wife, Kathie, offered a statement on the loss of her husband. “It is with a heavy heart, but a trust in God, that we say goodbye to our beloved Dinger who lost his courageous battle with cancer,” she said. COACH, page 7



Senior midfielder Graham Lynch goes up for a header against Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis freshman forward Sam Fuller Sept. 25 during a game on Lakeside Field.

Panthers among best shooters By Rob Mortell Staff Reporter

Eastern’s men’s soccer team ranks second in the Summit League with 142 shots this season. The only team ahead of the Panthers is Western Illinois with 149. Oakland ranks third with 127, while Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis ranks last, getting off only 78 shots this season. The Panthers are also in the top three in points, assists and corner kicks. They rank in the bottom half in the conference in goals allowed and saves. After a 3-0 loss to Western Illinois, the Panthers will be getting back Graham Lynch, a senior defenseman and co-captain. Lynch served a one-game suspension after being issued a red card against IUPUI. This season Lynch has scored one goal and made one assist.

Touloute and Ryan win Summit League Player of the Week awards The best offensive player this week in the Summit League is Max Touloute, a senior forward from Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. This is the third tine Touloute has won the award. He connected on the game-winning goal against Oral Roberts while adding three assists as well. Touloute leads the Summit League with nine goals and 23 points this season. The best defensive player this week was Andy Ryan, a senior goalkeeper from Western Illinois. Ryan recorded two shutouts, with the first against Eastern and the second against Valparaiso. In the game against Valparaiso, he made 11 saves. Around the Summit League IPFW beat Central Arkansas 1-0 improving its record to 5-6-1 this season.

The game was scoreless until the 80th minute when Colin Helmrich played a corner kick and found Myles Stanley for his first career goal. Western Illinois was able to shutout Valparaiso 1-0, winning its third straight match. The Leathernecks record now stands at 6-4-1 this season. Valparaiso took 25 shots, but it was unable to find the back of the net. Of the Crusaders 25 shots, 11 were on goal, all of which were stopped by Western goalkeeper Andy Ryan. Ryan recorded his fifth shutout this season. Oral Roberts defeated Nebraska-Omaha convincingly, 4-0. With the win the Golden Eagles improve to 3-6 this season and NebraskaOmaha falls to 3-6 as well. Oral Roberts finished the first half with a 2-0 lead and it was able to add to more goals with less than 10 minutes remaining. Rob Mortell can be reached at 581-7944 or



Junior defensive specialist Kat Gosewisch sets the ball Saturday during a game against Morehead State in the fieldhouse of Lantz Arena.

Golf teams head to Butler Volleyball team hits road for OVC match Women round out fall season By Dominic Renzetti Sports Editor

Both the men’s and women’s golf teams are set to compete at the Butler Fall Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind., this week. The Butler Fall Invitational will be the final fall event of the season for the Panther women’s team, while the men’s team will compete two more times.

The men’s team is still set to compete at the DePaul Invitational and the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Invitational. Coming off two consecutive top10 finishes, junior Emily Calhoon will look to have a repeat performance this week, but will also be fighting an injury. Following behind Calhoon are junior Lauren Williams and sophomore Emily Fitzgerald. Williams owns a 81.6 average, while Fitzgerald has an average of 84.9. On the men’s side, senior David Lawrence is coming off an individual title at the Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-

off, while senior Gino Parrodi has a 73.0 average so far this season. After the team’s first event, Moncel said he is optimistic for the team’s future. The team also features freshman James Jansen of Effingham, who has a season average of 75.3.

Dominic Renzetti can be reached at 581-7942 or For an in-depth version of this story, visit:

Staff Report

The Panthers return to Ohio Valley Conference play in a mid-week match on the road against Southeast Missouri on Tuesday. The Panthers are hoping to recover from dropping two OVC games this weekend to two opponents, including the reigning champions, Morehead State. The weekend losses move the Panthers to 4-13 overall and 2-5 in conference play. This season, the Panthers lost a three-set home match to Southeast Missouri to open OVC action.

Junior Emily Franklin and sophomore Reynae Hutchinson led the team in the loss in the team’s last meeting with the Redhawks, just as they did in last weekend’s two conference-match losses. Franklin had 18 kills and 17 digs and nine kills and three digs last Saturday, while sophomore Reynae Hutchinson scored 17 kills and 16 digs Friday while acquiring nine kills and 11 digs Saturday. Against Southeast Missouri, Hutchinson had nine kills and eight digs, while Franklin had 13 kills and five digs. ROAD, page 7

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