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Forum to discuss retention

By Stephanie Markham Administration Editor The 5 percent reduction in MAP grant awards affecting students for the past two years will continue to fiscal year 2014. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission approved a 5 percent reduction factor in anticipation that funding would be lower than $317 million in FY13, according to its Jan. 24 meeting minutes. The commission set the maximum award for FY14 at $4,720. Jerry Donna, the director of financial aid, said the award was higher in FY10, and when that amount was suddenly reduced by 2.5 percent, Eastern spent about $300,000 to cover the difference. Since then, the award has been 5 percent below what it was in 2010. The commission’s agenda states the reduction factor is intended to decrease the likelihood of an earlier suspense date, or the date students applying for FAFSA are waitlisted because there is no more money available. Over the years, the suspense date has been set earlier. Last year the date was set in March then extended to April, while back in 2002 it was in October. In FY13, MAP grants covered about 37 percent of tuition costs at public universities, while in FY02 they covered 100 percent.

Paul McCann, the university treasurer, said the reduction factor might not help depending on how much would be available in the financial aid budget. “If that money goes down, then I don’t know whether a reduction of 5 percent per each grant really helps because you don’t have near as much money to distribute,” he said. “I would say that without knowing where the money is going to go, making those kinds of decisions are rather premature.” McCann said MAP funds had been increasing since President Barack Obama made higher education one of his priorities. “With the stimulus money he increased the amount of federal award money available,” he said. “That trickled down and came down to the state, and they put more money into MAP moneys at the state level.” He said there is less money available now at the state and federal level than in 2009 because there is less stimulus money. McCann said the commission functions as an agency that reports to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, who would then propose a budget for FY14 to the governor. Stephanie Markham can be reached at 581-2812 or samarkham@eiu.edu.

Percentage of paid Illinois Map Grants 2001: 70.5 2002: 66.9

By Stephanie Markham Administration Editor

2003: 61.6 2004: 59.5 2005: 62.5 2006: 62.2 2007: 62.1 2008: 60.8 2009: 55.6 2010: 45.0 2011: 41.9 2012: 42.8 2013: 37.8 Gr aph by Tim Deters | The Daily Eastern Ne ws

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Campus reacts to pope’s resignation By Seth Schroeder Associate News Editor After seeing news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation on Facebook, music graduate student Betsy Danner said the wording of the news was vague and she thought he had died. “I thought, ‘Ah! We are losing our Papa,’” she said. When she realized he was only resigning, she said she was relieved. Benedict announced Monday that Feb. 28 would be the last day of his papacy, saying he lacked the physical and mental strength to continue the work required. Danner said since he is old and has a difficult job, she understands why the pope would choose to resign. “It’s good of him to know his limits,” she said. Jennifer Vogt, a junior special education major, said she was shocked when she heard of the pontiff ’s resignation. She said she was not disappointed, just that the news was unexpected. Like Vogt, Jon Dastych, a senior elementary education major, said he was surprised when he heard the news. “He’s a pretty important guy,” Dastych said. “Not just to my religion, but around the world.” Dastych said as the leader of his religion, the pope helps guide the members

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of the Roman Catholic Church in both belief and law. Danner said the pope is not a ruler, as many people think, but acts more as a shepherd or servant to the members of the Catholic Church. She said the pope is bishop of Rome and members the Catholic Church believe what he says is infallible. Danner said this does not mean that he is never wrong, but that God and the Holy

Spirit inspire what he says. After his resignation, Danner said she thinks Benedict will lead a quiet life. “I think he’ll write a lot because that’s what he likes to do,” She said. “And of course he’ll pray, so he will essentially be living the life of a monk.” Dastych said he will be following the selection process for the new pope very closely. “I would hope that a new pope tries

to hold on to traditional values,” he said. “While still understanding the 21st century.” Danner said she hopes not much changes with the next pope. “I would like a pope just like the last two,” she said. “They were awesome. I loved them.” Seth Schroeder can be reached at 581-2812 scschroeder@eiu.edu.

Eastern’s freshman to sophomore retention rate is 79 percent, which is about 10 percent higher than other traditionally selective universities. The Committee on Retention Efforts will be discussing retention and graduation rates during its spring forum at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Kimberlie Moock, the director of new student programs and co-chair of CORE, said retention is an increasingly complex issue as the student population changes. “We’ve seen a shift in our incoming class profile in the last couple of years, and so to see shifts occur changes what kind of strategies the university has to support students,” she said. She said the retention rate has remained steady, which is positive considering the national average has decreased. According to the CORE report from 2011, President Bill Perry set the goal of an 85 percent retention rate by 2013. Moock said reaching that percentage would require analyzing how multiple factors conjunctively contribute to retention. “Our retention and graduation rates are far above the national average,” she said. “To get to the 85 percent the president would like us to be at, we’re going to have to find finer-grained attributes that show us where we can help support the most students.” CORE data also compares Eastern’s retention and graduation rates to other universities. Moock said the comparisons help students make decisions on where to enroll, and they show the government which universities are meeting expectations. “It’s important to know what is happening across the nation in regards to all sorts of data,” she said. “One of the biggest reasons to know where we are compared to other institutions is so we can articulate how well we’re doing to students who are looking.” Moock said the committee also analyzes data taken from the National Survey of Student Engagement and an alumni survey. “NSSE tells us patterns in which students are taking our support and reasons why they’re successful, and the alumni survey is reconfirming with students in a more qualitative way why students are doing the way they are,” she said. Karla Sanders, the director of the center for academic support and achievement and co-chair of CORE, said the committee has held a forum every other year since 2006. RETENTION, page 7


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The Ashmore Estates has been badly damaged from high winds last week. A bulldozer sits in front of the estate for the repair of the building.

Repairs on historic building begin By Amanda Wilkinson City Editor After Scott Kelley heard the ground rumbling from bricks hitting the mud and grass, he thought his work with Ashmore Estates was finished. “It’s over,” he said. “It’s just completely over. I just figured we were done here.” What Kelley, the co-owner of Ashmore Estates, heard was the sound of the building’s roof hitting the ground. Dan Ensign, the coordinator at the Coles County Emergency Management Agency, said the storm that hit the village of Ashmore had 40 to 60 miles per hour winds with more than 100 miles per hour gusting winds. Kurt Crail, mayor of Ashmore, said more than 60 power poles were taken down by the storm. He said he thinks about 20 properties were damaged by the storm. Ensign said information from the National Weather Service indicated that most of the damage in Ashmore occurred from straight-line winds, not a tornado. Crail said people in the village are working on getting everything back to

normal. However, Kelley said normal may not come until summertime. He said the most damage was done when the roof and the gables fell down. Michele Baker, a friend of the Kelley’s, said she heard about the damage to Ashmore Estates from Kelley and was ready to help. Kelly said four days after the storm, about 40 to 50 people volunteered to help clean up the property. He said a few friends have organized fundraisers and donation campaigns to help with the cost of a new roof. Baker said with the Mid-Illinois Ghost Society, she hopes to raise a rough estimate of $50,000 to get a new roof on from a fundraiser in March. Also, Christopher Saint Booth, a paranormal investigator with Spooked TV, will donate $10 of each Children of the Grave 2 autographed DVD sold to the fund. Seeing the community and friends come together has given Kelley hope that Ashmore Estates can be repaired, he said. “It turned my whole philosophy around about what to do,” Kelley said.

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Scott Kelley, the owner of Ashmore Estates and his son work to repair their property that was damaged last week in a storm. Kelley bought and renovated the property in 2006 and has been using the property for a Halloween attraction since.

Tanya Kelley, co-owner of Ashmore Estates, said the building will never be as iconic as it was before. She said they will probably put a mansard or flat roof on the building to prevent further weather damage. Baker said others who see the building may want it to be torn down but repairing it is worth keeping the history alive. “It’s important to me,” she said. “This building has a lot of history. It’s

been here for almost 100 years. Can you imagine how many people have walked through the doors and how many stories it has?” Amanda Wilkinson can be reached at 581-2812 or akwilkinson@eiu.edu. For the in-depth version of this article go to:

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Construction to end by Summer 2013 Old textbook rental facility to convert to Honors College By Samantha McDaniel Student Governance Editor The quiet atmosphere of Pemberton Hall has been interrupted by the sounds of hammering and drilling to build a new location for the Eastern Honors College. The conversion of the old textbook rental facility attached to Pemberton to the Honors College was started in summer 2012 and woke residents like Tess Harris, a sophomore business major, early in the mornings. Harris said last semester the sounds of the construction crew would start early. “It’s very loud in the mornings,” Harris said. “I’m not woken up so much this semester, but it was every day last semester. Stephen Shrake, the associate director of design and construction, said they are currently in the final stages of the renovation. He said the elevator has been shipped and will be installed within five to six weeks after arrival.

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Eastern employees work on covering the exterior of the old textbook rental wing of Pemberton Hall on Jan. 11 in. The Honors College is scheduled to move into the second floor in May.

worked with the Honors College to find what would be best for the space and shared information about the progression, Stimac said. “It feels as if it is truly on campus,” Stimac said. “We are on university property and we’re just 50 feet across the street, so it’s not like we are on the other side of town, but we’ll be on campus, readily available for the students.”

“With Pemberton being the first dormitory in Illinois, having the Honors College next to something that historic is wonderful.” -John Stimac, director of the Honors College Shrake said Eastern staff is installing dry wall and finishing what they can before the elevator is installed. A contractor is installing entrances on the northwest corner and east side of the building. “I believe they had a problem with the east side and had to go back and reorder some material,” Shrake said. Shrake said any work that would affect the services to the residences of the building was done over the breaks, like the electric and water. John Stimac, the director of the Honors College, said he is excited for the new location. The architect and the staff of Facilities, Planning and Management have

Stimac said the current location is not as accessible to current and perspective students. The new location will make the Honors College more visible to the campus community. “Right now, Booth House, while it has a lot of character, from the exterior (it) is not the most inviting,” Stimac said. “I think this will help with both raising the profile of Honors on campus, but also in recruitment and retention.” He said the new location will have a lot of character as well. The architect has shown them designs and plans for the area, and Stimac said he believes it will be inviting

for students. “It will have its own character and will not be just another administrative office,” Stimac said. The new location will include a classroom, conference room and research rooms to increase the functionality of the space, Stimac said. He also said he likes that it is a part of Pemberton. “With Pemberton being the first dormitory in Illinois, having the Honors College next to something that historic is wonderful,” Stimac said. With the Honors Colleges being connected to Pemberton Hall, Harris said she believes more people will learn about Pemberton. “If people start coming, they’ll see our signs about the history of Pemberton and I think it’ll help it get more well-known around campus,” Harris said. Harris said the residents of the hall are friendly and the hall usually stays pretty quiet, other than the sounds from the construction. She said the increase in traffic will probably have an effect on the atmosphere, but she does not think it will cause a big issue. “It’ll definitely be a lot louder,” Harris said. “It is very quiet as for standard of living.” According to the April 16 edition of The Daily Eastern News, the project cost about $3.5 million to fix the floors, walls, ceiling and electric, as well as the installation of an elevator.

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Eastern employees work on insulating part of an HVAC unit on Jan. 11 in the second floor of Pemberton hall in the old textbook rental section. The Honors College is moving into this area once renovations are complete.

Stimac said with all of the renovations they are doing, Pemberton will become Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant. Harris said she knows a building is necessary to fulfill the ADA standards, but would not be necessary for Pemberton Hall. “I know they have to, but honestly we only have three floors being used, so it’s not really that necessary,” Harris said. “It’ll be nice for some people.” Shrake said they will have a little work after the elevator is installed. “The key is getting the elevator in and whatever work we have to do after it is installed in those areas around the doors and equipment room,” Shrake

said. The projected is expected to be completed by summer 2013 and the Honors College will start transitioning over to the new location. Stimac said they have been told they should be able to start the move in mid to late April. “We are currently identifying items that we have to bring over to the new facility, then items we’d like to bring over,” Stimac said. “We are not sure there is going to be room.” Samantha McDaniel can be reached at 581-2812 or slmcdaniel@eiu.edu.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU SAID There was little difference in what I learned, just a different way of learning. Jules Cambria

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Learning goals important to university The evaluation of the university’s learnThe university’s learning goals are not the Our POSITION ing goals has been looming over the Council students’ goals. They are not the professors’ • Situation: Established learning goals are not on Academic Affairs’ agenda for about two goals. They are the university’s goals. being met. years, and while its efforts to dissect them Students achieve goals through prioritization, • Stance: More efforts should be focused tohave been intense, the effort should be more which is why a good majority of the goals peoward students in achieving learning goals. focused toward students. ple set out are never actually achieved. Having students turn in reflections in When a student signs up for a class, they certheir courses on how they achieved those goals would make them more tainly have a set of goals in mind. One goal might be getting an A so inclined to prioritize the goals and attain them more intentionally. they can keep their GPA up and maintain a scholarship. Another goal The four university learning goals are writing, speaking, critical could be to build a good relationship with the professor in order to get a thinking and global citizenship. good letter of recommendation. According to a survey conducted by the CAA, only 42 perSome professors are awesome at weaving the learning goals into their cent of faculty judged their students’ critical thinking skills to have course syllabi. Some are not. The significant factor here would be how improved by the end of a given course, and only 32 percent of students prioritize using the syllabi. papers graded from electronic writing portfolios required higher levGlobal citizenship as a course objective can be scanned over. Global el thinking skills. citizenship as an assignment stands out a little more. According to the article “Professors debate learning goals data” in If professors let students know at the beginning of their course that the Feb. 6 edition of The Daily Eastern News, the CAA sought advice on they will need to reflect upon how they achieved a certain learning goal, how to improve the learning goals from the Faculty Senate. they might be more conscious of how that goal is achieved, if at all, and Faculty Senate members debated how effective the data was and what how effectively it is achieved, during the process. the role of the CAA is in enforcing learning goals on course syllabi. Students’ reflections might be more insightful than faculty observaStudents are not achieving at the level Eastern would like them to. tions. The problem is not so much how the achievement of the learning goals The daily editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of is analyzed, or how professors draft their courses, but rather how people The Daily Eastern News. achieve goals.

There is no right or wrong, just hypocrisy

The more and more I think about this world and the lives that exist within it, as I try to form my understanding of it all, one idea keeps emerging in my mind. Over and over again it seems to seep into my outlook on life and my judgements of Editor in Chief Managing Editor all that exists and develops around me. Tim Deters Rachel Rodgers To me, there seems little use in trying to determine collectively what is right and Associate News Editor News Editor what is wrong. Seth Schroeder Robyn Dexter Whether it be within the context of societal thoughts and actions or governmenOnline Editor Opinions Editor tal policies, the idea of a collective right and Sara Hall wrong seems obsolete, possibly ridiculous or Dominic Renzetti even futile. I do not mean to claim there can be no CONTINUE THE DEBATE right or wrong, that there exist no such qualities to aspire to. ONLINE On the contrary, I believe every person must determine their own idea of what is • Extended letters right and wrong, just and unjust, fair and • Forums for all content unfair. However, this sense of right and wrong www.dailyeasternnews.com only applies to the individual. “Tell the truth and don’t be afraid.”

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Tim Deters He or she is left to the challenge of forming within his or her own mind the foundations and standard by which to live his or her own life and interact with other people. As a society, we cannot judge the actions of others as right or wrong, for each of us holds our own view and set of standards as to what can be considered right or wrong. In the end, we can only judge others based upon the level of hypocrisy each individual displays in their actions. Yes, when it all comes down to it, hypocrisy is the only standard by which we can judge others.

Do you, as a person, live up to the foundations and standards of right and wrong that you have constr ucted within your mind, that you have set as guidelines to follow in your daily life? If so, I can respect you as a person who stands true to his or her ideals. As a society, we can say that you have taken the steps necessary to construct your idea of what is right and wrong and that you stand by your personal convictions, as we all should. However, if you betray the very sense of right and wrong you have formed within your mind, if you cannot or do not stand behind your convictions and do not recognize the need to reconstruct your ideals or change your actions, then you do not deserve respect. Tim Deters is a senior journalism major. He can be reached at 581-2812 or denopinions@gmail.com.


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Students to improve nature conditions By Bob Galuski Entertainment Editor Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of articles showcasing Alternative Spring Break programs. For students interested in lending a helping hand with the environment, the Alternative Spring Break program offers two unique locations. Tucked away in the heart of Georgia, Koinonia Farms is filled with community members that rely on one other. Alayna Graham, a senior sociology major, will be leading the group sent to Koinonia Farms in helping out community members. “It’s a really nifty place,” Graham said. “They all work together and do things like laundry together.” She said the community consists of about 30 members, all of whom help each other out with day-to-day activities. Among the activities students will be doing are working in the gardens and helping prepare dinner, Graham said. Graham also said the farms harvest pecans. She said it was important for students to do service work. “America is very set on individualism, and we lose that community sense,” she said. “Once we lose that, we lose sight on helping others.”

As of Feb. 7, three students had signed up for the location for Spring Break, she said. Three students, however, are enough to do the work at Koinonia Farms, Graham added. She said she went to Koinonia Farms during her Thanksgiving break in 2012 where she was first exposed to the tight-knit community. Graham said she went on the Haiti Connection in 2012 as well, which helped heighten her passion for helping others. She said she is planning on graduating with a degree in sociology and said she wants to help out the environment and help educated people about how to be environmentally friendly. “I think people need help in learning what ‘green’ means,” she said. The Alternative Spring Break program also offers a different naturalistic opportunity for students, in the location of Land Between the Lakes, between Kentucky and Tennessee. Doris Nordin, a campus minister at the Newman Catholic Center, said students who go to Land Between the Lakes would be split up into different groups. Within the different groups, students would be working on environmental projects. “One of the things they’ll be do-

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Eastern students clean up at Land Between the Lakes, which is between Kentucky and Tennessee, during Alternative Spring Break last year.

ing is cleaning rivers,” Nordin said. She also said students would be able to work to conserve natural spots along the location’s lakes. Seven students have already signed up for the program, Nordin said. Graham said she has always had an environmentally friendly atti-

tude in life, which is why she wants to help out with Alternative Spring Break. “I’ve always been ‘green,’” she said. Graham said participating in either Land Between the Lakes or Koinonia Farms would help enlighten students on how the envi-

ronment needs to be preserved. “The world isn’t ending,” she said. “We thought it was, but it’s not. The Earth isn’t destroying itself, but it’s ourselves destroying it.” Bob Galuski can be reached at 581-2812 or rggaluski@eiu.edu.

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Performance to showcase bluegrass music By Bob Galuski Entertainment Editor From far in the mountain ranges, a sound has traveled all across the country and has helped bridge generational gaps — it is a sound that will be coming to Eastern. Allen Lanham, the dean of library services, said bluegrass music is a genre based on the formation of tunes. “You wouldn’t be able to read the music back when it first started,” he said. “But instead you would learn by hearing the music note for note.” The genre of bluegrass will be showcased during the next segment of “America’s Music” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. A live performance featuring blue-

grass musicians will be featured during the segment. Among the performers are Corey St. Michael, Wally Carlson, Mark Esarey and Patricia Poulter. Along with the performance, Poulter will also be leading a film screening and discussion. “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music” will center around Bill Monroe, who coined the term “high lonesome sound” to describe bluegrass. Lanham said bluegrass music was a generational sound. “It’s very age-driven,” he said. Lanham also said the genre’s age-appeal was influenced by TV during the 1960s. He also mentioned that bluegrass would be featured on both local and national shows.

“Bluegrass musicians were always on television,” Lanham said. “Especially at the beginning of ‘Grand Ole Opry.’” He also said one aspect of bluegrass’ unique style comes from the instruments.

The culture of bluegrass was also unique, Lanham said. “Most of these people couldn’t read, but they would pick up an instrument, and it would be like lightning from a fiddle,” he said.

“Most of these people couldn’t read, but they would pick up an instrument, and it would be like lightning from a fiddle.” -Allen Lanham, library services dean “You can really make anything an instrument,” Lanham said. “They would use a comb and paper and the vibrations would sound like a kazoo.” Spoons, boxes and pottery jugs are also used to produce a bluegrass sound, he said.

Musicians playing bluegrass also would not play for a profit but instead for self-indulgence, Lanham said. “They would play for themselves, and people would stop to listen as they filled the night with music,” he

said. Tuesday will not be the first time bluegrass musicians have played at Eastern. During the opening concert for “America’s Music,” the local band Flat Mountain performed. “There are so many musicians playing bluegrass, even around here,” Lanham said. He also said bluegrass music made an effect because of the way the lyrics and music meshed. “It would be a slow melody in the voice, and behind them the instruments would just be going nuts,” Lanham said. Bob Galuski can be reached at 581-2812 or rggaluski@eiu.edu.

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Group to host Haiti fundraiser By Dominic Campo Staff Reporter The Haiti Connection and Joey’s Place have joined forces to raise money for the people of Haiti. Joey’s Place, 850 Lincoln Ave., will donate 20 percent of all dine-in and carryout food purchased on Tuesday, from 5 to 9 p.m. to the Haiti Connection. The Haiti Connection is a group of students and faculty who are concerned about the conditions in Haiti and the global south. Roy Lanham, the Eastern adviser for Haiti Connection, said the group hopes to raise awareness by hosting benefits and other fundraisers. Through their efforts, living conditions in Barasa, Haiti have been improving, he said. Lanham said cholera, which is an epidemic in the country, is declining at a rapid rate because of their efforts. The Haiti Connection travels to Haiti twice a year with a small group of students, faculty and concerned citizens. Katie Stack, a sophomore psychology major and chairperson for the group, said expectations for this year’s benefit are high. “The event is a lot of fun, and we hope to see a lot of people out again this year,” she said.” Lanham said the benefit is an easy way to raise global awareness to conditions in third-world countries. “Helping people never tasted

so good,” he said. The benefit will feature a silent auction that will include authentic Haitian art, brought back by members of the Haiti Connection from their recent trip to the country. The restaurant will be serving its regular menu throughout the night. Members of the Haiti Connection will be on site to answer any questions about the program. Lanham said last year’s benefit raised about $900. The proceeds of the benefit went to the people of Barasa, Haiti, who struggle for clean drinking water and enough food to feed their families. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Lanham said. Through the efforts of the Haiti Connection, people in Barasa have access to schooling, food and clean drinking water, he said. “If we could raise $1,000, we could provide 100 families in Haiti with clean water for an entire lifetime,” said Lanham. The group also focuses a lot of its efforts on women’s literacy, which is at a low standard in the country. Haiti Connection meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Newman Catholic Center. The meetings are open to the public. Dominic Campo can be reached 581-2812 or dcampo@eiu.edu.

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Freshmen English major Caitlin Danforth, along with about twenty other Lincoln Hall residents, decorates several cookies in the pit in Lincoln Hall on Monday to deliver to the male residents of Douglas Hall as a Valentine's Day gift. Danforth said she was planning on giving the cookies she decorated to members of the men's swim team. The residents of Lincoln Hall walked door to door asking if any of the men in Douglas Hall would like a cookie.

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Theft reported near Pemberton • At 3:19 p.m. Friday, a theft was reported near Pemberton Hall. This incident is under investigation.

pended and was taken to the Coles County Sheriff Office at 2:49 a.m. pending a $3,000 bond.

• At 1:05 a.m. Saturday, Kristian Meehan, of Grayslake, was arrested at 1545 Fourth St. He was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, unlawful use of ID and released at 2:25 a.m. after posting 10 percent of $1,000 bond.

• At 1:41 a.m., Jarvis Surratt, 26, of Chicago, was arrested at Woolawn & Cambridge. He was charged with DUI-alcohol, BAC > .08, driving while license suspended and released at 4:50 a.m. after posting 10 percent of a $3,000 bond.

• At 12:29 a.m. Sunday, Steven Grover, 30, of 1502 Edgar Dr., was arrested at 1140 Lincoln Ave. He was charged with DUI-alcohol, DUI-drugs, driving while license sus-

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Student Senate to finish tobacco forum plans Staff Report The Student Senate members will be voting on two proposals to finish the preparations for the Tobacco-Free Camps Open Forum at their meeting Wednesday. The Student Senate will meet at 7 p.m. in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Student Senate Speaker Mitch Gurick, a

sophomore business major, said the proposals will provide funds for refreshments and hiring for the microphone system. Senate Bill 12-13-10 is a proposal to provide $127.08 for food and drinks for the forum. The money would purchase a large cheese and cracker tray, large vegetable tray with dip, chips and salsa, pink lemonade, and it would pay for the linen charge. The other bill will approve the hiring of the

University Board to handle the microphone system during the forum. Student Body President Kaci Abolt, a senior communication studies major, said she will be discussing the election process with the Student Senate again. The members of the Student Supreme Court will be talking with their registered student organizations about the elections. “I just sent all of my announcements out,”

Abolt said. She said she will send out announcements to the RSOs, Honors College, faculty and staff. Abolt said the committees will also start having more in-depth reports. “Some committees are really starting to get going,” Abolt said. There is no new legislation being presented at the meeting.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “We plan to continue the forum with discussions on how each faculty and staff members can contribute to the retention of students,” she said. Blair Lord, the provost and vice president for academic affairs, said retention has always been a priority at Eastern. “We have spent probably more elbow grease recently on the recruitment side of things because we need to turn enrollments around in the future,” he said. He said analyzing retention data helps to figure out solutions to the problems students face. “Sometimes students are retained better when they really connect with the institution, with their class, their colleagues, with their peer students,” he said. “So we look at what’s being done out there that seems to be attractive to students to help them feel connected to Eastern.” Stephanie Markham can be reached at 581-2812 or samarkham@eiu.edu.

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Pope Benedict XVI to resign; first in 600 years MCT - Pope Benedict XVI, 85, said that he will resign on Feb. 28, and would become the first pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church to do so in nearly 600 years. Benedict announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning and said it was because of his age.

A conclave to elect a new pope will form before the end of March. “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry,” he told the cardinals. “I am well aware that this ministry, due to its

essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only by words and deeds but no less with prayer and suffering. “However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body

are necessary, strengths which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.” The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal

claimants. Benedict called his choice “a decision of great importance for the life of the church.” The Roman Catholic Church can move swiftly to find a new pontiff since there will be no traditional mourning time that would follow the death of a pope.

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20% of Carryout and Dine-in goes to Projects in Haiti Sponsored by: The Haiti Connection

All have distribution of ashes. Newman Catholic Center is located across from Andrews Hall. Mass Times at St. Charles 7am & 7pm

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Shooting from the outside is not something the Panthers are afraid of, though. It does not scare Oakland City, either, Buchanan said. “They’ve shot as many 3’s as we have in 23 games,” Buchanan said. To win, the Panthers will have to focus on themselves, Buchanan said, and make sure they’re sharp and playing their own game. Buchanan said it’d be disrespectful for his team to show up careless for a game against a lower division team. “They’re a college basketball team,” Buchanan said. “You don’t want to have a hiccup. If we go out and play bad, that’ll be more disappointing than anything else.” The Panthers played Oakland City last season. They won by 61 points, 93-32. Tuesday’s game is set to tipoff at 7 p.m. in Lantz Arena. Alex McNamee can be reached at 581-2812 or admcnamee@eiu.edu.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 A lineup change was also recently made by Schmitz as he moved senior outfielder Priessman to second in the batting order after originally having him hit third. The rest of the lineup goes as follows; Howell, Priessman, Treysen Vavra, Demetre Taylor, Brant Valach, Cameron Berra, Schweigert, Sopena and Jacob Reese. The new first baseman, Vavra is a sophomore and the former football player, while Taylor is a red-shirt freshman. “We’re young in the middle of the lineup and those guys are going to have to have good at bats early on for us to have the confidence we need in them,” Schmitz said. The Panthers will travel to Jackson, Miss. to play four games, two apiece against Texas Southern and Jackson State. With the addition of Belmont to the conference, scheduling is different this year and unlike years prior, Eastern will face a conference opponent much earlier than before, play-

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Anything can Austin OVC’s top freshman happen now By Anthony Catezone Sports Editor

There is very little certainty this season in college basketball. The only thing that may be certain so far is that anything can happen. To be fair, that statement can be true in any college basketball season, but this year, it seems to be more evident than ever. Seven times this season, a team that was at one point ranked No. 1 in the nation has lost. Three of those times, it has been Indiana. The other four times it has either been Michigan, Duke or Louisville. Before Indiana’s most recent win against Big Ten foe and then No. 10 ranked Ohio State on Sunday, it was fresh off of a dominant, emotional win against then No. 1 ranked Michigan on Feb. 2. After regaining its rightful spot as No. 1 ranked team in college basketball, Indiana followed the trend of so many teams before it this season, and flopped to a school 45 minutes down Interstate . Illinois upset Indiana at home 7472 on Feb. 7 off a Tyler Griffey basket inside the paint as time expired. Griffey, a man who scores 7.4 points per game, of all people was the hero last Thursday night. Also, Illinois, a team with a Big Ten record of 2-7 at the time defeated Indiana, a team with an 8-1 Big Ten record at the time. If that is not enough prove that anything can happen this college basketball season, I don’t know what is. Meanwhile, Eastern has two big home games fast approaching. Big is an understatement — monumental

Alex Austin is at it once again. Eastern’s 6-foot, 4-inch guard has received his fourth Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honors. This puts Austin with more Freshman of the Week awards than any other freshman in the OVC. Austin scored 16 points in two conference games for the Panthers last week. He shot 6-of-8 from the field in Eastern’s 93-65 win at TennesseeMartin last Thursday, and he shot 7-of-10 from the field in Eastern’s 7764 loss at Southeast Missouri Saturday. He was 13-of-18 from the field and 4-of-8 from 3-point range for the week, but he credited all of his success to his teammates. “Without them, I wouldn’t get as many shots,” Austin said. “They get me the ball when I’m open and I try to make the most of it. Austin totaled three assists, three rebounds and three steals in the two games. Austin has scored in all 24 games this season — leading all OVC freshmen in scoring with 8.5 points per game. He is tied for fifth on the Panthers’ roster with 23 minutes per game. “He is a freshman guy who is being asked to play way more than he should,” head coach Jay Spoonhour said. “He is probably not ready to play 24 minutes a game, but he handles it so well.” Austin and the Panthers are currently the No. 8 seed in the OVC with four conference games remaining (the top eight teams with the best conference records advance to the

Anthony Catezone seems more fitting. After Eastern hosts Austin Peay on Feb. 14, it will host the top two teams in the Ohio Valley Conference in Murray State and newcomer Belmont on Feb. 16 and 20, respectively. A doozy of a two-game stretch, as both teams has a combined conference record of 20-3. While Eastern is not quite Illinois, and Murray State or Belmont are not quite Indiana, Eastern pitted against those two teams are match ups between polar opposites. As those who keep up with my columns may know, I have been on the Murray State and Belmont bandwagons all year. But, if I have learned anything over these past six weeks or so of college basketball, it is that there is very little certainty this season. The only thing that may be certain so far is that anything can happen. So if a 2-7 Big Ten team can beat an 8-1 Big Ten team at home, who’s to say a 4-8 OVC cant beat an 11-1 OVC team or a 9-2 OVC team? Nobody. Anything can happen. Anthony Catezone can be reached at 581-2812 or ajcatezone@eiu.edu.

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OVC Tournament). Eastern hosts Austin Peay at 7 p.m. Thursday in Lantz Arena.

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Men's and women's teams sweep weekend matches By Al Warpinski Staff Reporter The Eastern men’s and women’s tennis teams swept their opponents in singles and doubles play this weekend. The men’s team beat the University of Saint Francis 9-0 Saturday, marking the first time the men’s team has won back-to-back games since 2010. The women swept the University of Missouri-St. Louis Sunday.

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“We played good, we played a pretty good clean match,” he said. The men’s team received praise from Blackburn as well. The men are 2-1 on the season, which totals half of all their wins last season. After getting swept by Ball State at the first match of the season, the men’s team came back with a 4-3 win over Saint Louis University and has won two in a row after the sweep over Missouri-St. Louis. “The guys have come out this year

Junior Janelle Prisner led the way for the Panthers as she picked up her third singles match of the year. She won in consecutive sets 6-2, 6-3. Head coach John Blackburn said Prisner had an efficient day on the court. “She comes to play match in, match out,” he said. Blackburn also said he was happy with how the women’s team played Sunday.

with a lot more confidence and belief,” Blackburn said. Seniors Warren Race and Michael Sperry won their matches with scores of 6-2, 6-4, and 6-2, 6-0, respectively. Freshman Ryan Henderson, Race and Sperry all picked up their second singles wins of the season. For the women’s team, Prisner remained undefeated on the season and sophomore Sephora Boulbaheim, freshman Ali Foster and junior Jennifer Kim each earned their sec-

ond wins of the season. The women’s team will be looking for its third win of the season on Saturday when it faces Southern Illinois-Carbondale. First serve is set for 1 p.m. The men’s team will also play for its third straight win as it will play the University of Dayton at 3 p.m. Sunday in Danville. Al Warpinski can be reached at 581-2812 or apwarpinski@eiu.edu.

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Five of the Eastern women’s basketball team’s last six games are in Lantz Arena. The Panthers are 8-1 at home this season and have won eight straight since losing their home opener to Bradley. The Panthers are averaging 77.4 points per game at home this season — nine points more than their season average per game.

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The Eastern men’s basketball team did not lead once in its 7764 loss at Southeast Missouri on Saturday. Meanwhile, Southeast Missouri’s largest lead was 27 points. It was the fifth time this season that Eastern failed to hold a lead once in an entire game. The Panthers shot 27.5 percent from the field and 25 percent from 3-point range in the first half against Southeast Missouri. Meanwhile, the Redhawks shot 62 percent from the field and 64.2 percent from 3-point range.

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The Eastern men’s basketball team scored 93 points in its win over Tennessee-Martin on Feb. 7. It was the first time Eastern scored more than 90 points against an Ohio Valley Conference foe in a decade. Junior guard Morris Woods led the Panthers with 18 points. The last time Eastern scored more than 90 against and OVC foe was Tennessee State 96-67 on Feb. 1, 2002.

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The Eastern women’s basketball team is first in the Ohio Valley Conference in rebounding offense with 43.3 rebounds per game during conference games. Eastern is second in the OVC this season in rebounding margin with +7.3. Senior forward Sydney Mitchell leads the Panthers with 7.5 rebounds per game in OVC play. Reporting by Anthony C atezone, Photos by Jacob Salmich, Design by Ashley Holstrom | The Daily Eastern Ne ws

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Eastern not overlooking game Ace out for year as team prepares for coming season By Alex McNamee Staff Reporter

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on him as much last year; he’ll be our number two.” Slazinik was second to Barton in The Eastern baseball team was hop- wins last season with a 6-6 record and ing to carry over its end of the sea- a 4.50 ERA. The left-handed pitcher son success from a year ago, when it was also second in strikeouts amongst reached the Ohio Valley Conference the Panthers with 68 in 80 innings Championship before losing to the pitched. With Eastern preparing for its first No. 1 seed Austin Peay, but Eastern will now have to overcome the loss of game of the season on Friday, Schmitz said the new closer will be Jaden Widstarting pitcher Troy Barton. Late Monday morning, the senior dersheim. The junior pitched for Oland head coach Jim Schmitz found ney Central Community College last out that the senior pitcher would be year and posted a 5-3 record with a out for the year with a UCL injury. 3.01 ERA, while pitching in 51 inThe ulnar collateral ligament is the nings. “As simple as this is, he really loprimary stabilizer for the elbow. cates the fastIn a preball,” Schmitz vious intersaid of his new v i e w d o n e "We have some guys in the closer. “It’d be by Brad Kunice to have piec, Schmitz lineup that will surprise peo92 (mph) said the team ple, but we definitely lost but 90 (mph) would be feeldown the miding good with that middle of the order of dle gets hit, 86 Barton as the two guys that really hit the (mph) on the number one corner is an s t a r t e r a f t e r ball with some power. winning nine Jim Schmitz, head coach out.” Pitching has games in 2012. been Eastern’s “ That was nine wins, nine wins is a lot in college strength in the past couple of years, baseball,” Schmitz said. “It’s like a 20- ranking first in ERA in the OVC four out of the last five years. With the game winner (in MLB).” The injury to Barton prompted changes to the rotation and the closer Schmitz to move around his pitch- role, Schmitz said he feels good overall about the starters and relief pitching. ing staff. The Panthers will have to be better Junior Joe Greenfield returns to the Panthers after pitching for South Sub- at working counts, hitting and runurban Community College last year. ning, and bunting this season as the This makes the right-handed pitcher’s team’s top two home run hitters from second stint with Eastern after pitch- last season are no longer on the team. In 2012 red-shirt seniors Ben ing for the Panthers his freshman year. Schmitz said Greenfield was origi- Thoma and T.J. McManus led the nally penciled-in to be the closer, but Panthers with 16 and 9 home runs, with the injury to Barton, Greenfield respectively. This output accounted has been moved to the starting rota- for half of Eastern’s home runs total in 2012. tion and will be the third starter. “We have some guys in the lineup Despite the loss of the Panthers’ wins leader from 2012, the veterans that will surprise people, but we defithat are returning this season have the nitely lost that middle of the order of two guys that really hit the ball with team feeling good, Schmitz said. “Christian Slazinik has pitched for some power. We have guys who are two years in this league and he’ll be showing it right now, but we have not our number one,” he said. “Matt Bo- seen them in action so, we need to do rens pitched a lot last year and got more than just hit for home runs.” better and better, but we didn’t count BASEBALL, page 9

Tuesday’s home game against Oakland City offers a different feeling for the Eastern women’s basketball team because it is not a conference game. Oakland City, a Division-II team, comes to Lantz Arena at the start of a four-game home stretch for the Panthers; however, Eastern head coach Lee Buchanan said there’s less pressure on the Panthers because it does not count as a conference game. “Every conference game is so important,” Buchanan said. “You have no margin for error.” The Oakland City game is not an Ohio Valley Conference game. Instead, it’s a game against a lower division team in the middle of an important month of basketball. The importance of the game, Buchanan said, is to keep the Panthers’ momentum going. The Panthers have seven of their last eight games, including four in a row. “You want to be as sharp as you can possibly be, so you’re peaking around March,” Buchanan said. A loss to Oakland City would interrupt the Panthers’ momentum. But every team has these games, Buchanan said. Murray State traveled to New Orleans to play a non-conference opponent on Wednesday. “Everybody has one of these games, but most people play them at the beginning of the season,” Buchanan said. Murray State beat New Orleans by 13 points. Buchanan said the Panthers will not overlook Oakland City. “They’re not coming up here to lose,” Buchanan said. “You have to go play.” Oakland City averages 73 points per game. It is 13-10 this season with three players averaging double figures in points each game. “When you score 73 points, you’re doing something right,” Buchanan said. But Eastern, as a Division-I basketball program, has a distinct advantage. “We’re bigger and faster, but we should be — we’re Division-I,” Buchanan said. To counter the Panthers’ size and strength, Buchanan said he expects Oakland City to play more zone defense to try to make Eastern shoot outside shots. BASKETBALL, page 9

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Senior guard Kelsey Wyss shoots a 3-pointer against Southeast Missourri on Jan. 26 at Lantz Arena. The women’s basketball team is currently 15-8 on the season. The next women’s home game is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Lantz Arena.

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Banovic drives past health difficulty to continue play By Jennifer Hess Staff Reporter Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis the summer after graduating high school, women’s golfer Elyse Banovic was scared she would never golf again. One morning, Banovic woke up with double vision and yelled for her mom across the hall. She could see normally out of one eye, but with both eyes open, she had double vision. Banovic’s double vision, fatigue and muscle weakness kept her from competing individually that summer. “I couldn’t hold a golf club and even just standing was hard,” Banovic said. Nobody knew what was wrong until she had an MRI of her brain and spinal cord, which showed the lesions. Banovic had already committed to Eastern and was in close contact with head coach Mike Moncel, reassuring

him they were working on finding out what was wrong. Banovic had a good support system, with family and friends always around to help her. She said she was happy once she was diagnosed because they finally discovered what was wrong. Banovic slept a lot and was treated with the steroid prednisone. She said she noticed an improvement in her strength right away after taking it. Banovic began hitting golf balls again, and gradually began hitting and playing more each day. She used a golf cart and increased the holes she walked each day until she was able to walk and play all 18 holes. Banovic also swam to increase her muscular strength and endurance; she said it was easier for her to move in the water because she weighed less there. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis can

appear in attacks — periods of immediate worsening. Attacks are unpredictable and occur more frequently during the spring and summer. “Heat is a big factor with multiple sclerosis and will cause you to be tired,” Banovic said. For Banovic, managing multiple sclerosis involves injecting a beta interferon every other day to help prevent the attacks from occurring, but sometimes the heat takes over. In addition to taking medication, Banovic tries to prevent attacks by conserving her energy when competing and strapping an ice pack to her lower back. Banovic said she does not warm up as much as the other golfers. If she’s really feeling tired, she does not take practice swings, saving all her swings for when she hits the ball. Her condition has made the game even more challenging, but she has

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Elyse Banovic, a senior golfer, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis the summer before coming to play golf at Eastern. She continues to play despite her condition.

learned to manage her symptoms and continues to participate in a sport she loves.

Jennifer Hess can be reached at 581-2812 or jjhess@eiu.edu.

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