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Suspect fails to appear in court Staff Report An arrest warrant was issued to one of the two people charged in connection with the “Barn Party” incident after he did not show up for his court hearing Wednesday. Marquis Green, 24, of Park Forest, was charged with resisting a peace officer during the police’s involvement in the Sept. 15 “Barn

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Party” incident. The “Barn Party” resulted in two non-fatal gunshot victims and a battery victim, all of whom were transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. The hospital does not release information on patients, however. Kajuan Wright, 23, of DeKalb, the other person charged with resisting a peace officer during the police response, appeared for his scheduled hearing. Both Wright and Green have hearings scheduled at 10 a.m. Nov. 20. For Wright, the hearing is an arraignment, and for Green it is for possible forfeiture of the bond he posted. Lt. Brad Oyer of the Charleston Police Department said certain aspects, such as the actual shooting, of the investigation were still on going. “This is not something that will go away quietly,” he said. CPD responded to a shots fired call at 2:24 a.m. Sept. 15 at 634 W. State Street, where the “Barn Party” was taking place. While responding, police arrested Wright and Green on charges of allegedly resisting a peace officer. Members of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity hosted the “Barn Party,” and police estimated around 1,000 people were in attendance. Since the incident, Phi Beta Sigma was placed on interim suspension. Late-night activities on campus were also suspended until Sept. 27, when President Bill Perry adopted new late-night activity policies. The common idea behind the new policies was selling tickets in advance rather than at the door so there would not be a rush before the parties.

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Samantha Kilian, a freshman music education major, and Alec Pitter, a freshman health studies major, get their picture taken after the “Color Me Blue! Spirit Party” Wednesday in the South Quad as part of the Homecoming week activities. Participants threw colored powder at each other during the event.

Students spread Eastern colors as part of Homecoming celebration By Bob Galuski News Editor @BobGaluski His face and hair caked in black and blue powdered paint, Chris Erwin hollered for his friend to join him inside the roped-off section. “Get in here bro, get in here,” yelled Erwin, a junior political science major. Black and blue dust swept through the South Quad Wednesday as bags of the powdered paint were poured onto students as they ran through a ropedoff area. Music blasted through the quad from two speakers, helping get the crowd of students into an exciting mood. Homecoming Week’s “Spirit Party” was in full force. Members of the Resi-

dence Hall Association hosted the party. Erwin, who is part of the RHA and hall council, said he did not have the chance to participate in the “Spirit Party” last year. He said he liked how it brought together students who might not normally participate. “It gives great school spirit,” Erwin said. “We’re using EIU colors, except for white.” Abby Ford, one of the coordinators of the “Spirit Party,” said the party was a way for students to get excited about the Homecoming game on Saturday. She said originally the idea was to have a “Color Run,” but when that did not materialize because of planning issues, the RHA members decided to do the “Spirit Party.” BLUE, page 5

BLUEfest postponed because of weather Staff Report @DEN_News B LU Ef e s t , w h i c h w a s s u p posed to take place Thursday, has now been postponed to take place in tandem with the Homecoming Tailgate from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the O’Brien Field Tailgate Area. Hannah Edwards, the co-chairwoman of the Homecoming Com-

mittee, said they moved it because of the forecast of rain for Thursday. Because it will take place with the tailgate, BLUEfest will be a smaller event. “There is very limited room at the tailgate,” Edwards said. “They are still going to have the same activities, but it is going to be on a smaller scale.”

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By Robert Downen Administration Editor @DEN_News

Lou Hencken has made a promise: his stay as the university’s interim admission director will be short-lived. “Sometimes when you get an interim, you have to be careful because they want the job full time,” Hencken said. “Well, they’re certainly safe with me. I can guarantee you that will not happen. I can guarantee that as much as I can guarantee that the

sun comes up.” Hencken, whose appointment to the position was announced late Monday, said he was originally hesitant to accept the university’s offer. After 40 years of involvement with the university—a tenure boasting his service as vice president for student affairs and, among other things, eight years as Eastern’s president—he said he had his sights set on retirement. Plus, he was playing the best golf of his life.

Yet despite all these things, Hencken has returned. And all it took was a speech from a university tour guide, who told him he served because he wanted to ensure that others get the same great experience that he had during his time at Eastern. That, Hencken said, was all the motivation he needed. “I’ve got a lot invested in this university. I love this university,” he said. On his first day as admissions di-

rector—a gloomy Tuesday characterized by sporadic rain and darkgrey skies—Hencken took to campus with a group of three potential incoming freshmen. “We had umbrellas, so it was fine,” he said. When he returned to his office for the day, he said it was with confidence that at least two of the students would enroll in the fall. He said he’d put his money on the third as well. HENCKEN, page 5


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The A-List Salon in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union opened its doors Wednesday after several months of planning by salon owner Alante Johnson. Johnson, a junior communication studies major, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday in order to welcome clients in to see the new establishment. The salon is located on the lower level of the Union. The A-list will be open for business Wednesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 9p.m., Saturday at noon to 5 p.m., and any other times are upon request. Johnson said services the A-List will provide include a sew-in, a relaxer, cuts, a deep shampoo and scalp treatments. Although the salon has been a part of Eastern’s campus for years, new owner Johnson said she plans to take the establishment to new

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Alante Johnson, a junior communications major, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the A-list hair salon Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

heights. The name A-List derives from how Johnson wants her clients to feel whenever they enter, as well as leave the salon. “I want them to feel like A-list celebrities,” Johnson said. She said one of her goals with the salon is to make clients feel comfortable.

“I want my clients to feel at home when they come into the salon,” Johnson said. After having her license for about two years, Johnson learned the shop was available for rent and said she took advantage of the opportunity. Because the salon is placed in the Union, Johnson said she saw this as a way to accomplish a per-

sonal goal of staying in school. She said she also saw it as a way of taking care of a career goal, by bringing in students to the shop because the Union is so heavily populated throughout the week. “I feel as though by having this shop here on campus it allows me to begin my legacy here at Eastern,” Johnson said. “I would like to come back and give to the community one day and this way people will be able to remember me for my accomplishments.” Marlene Acosta, a junior sociology major, said the opening of the Alist salon is inspiring. “The opening of this shop definitely shines a positive light on campus because it gives other students an opportunity to see one of their peers accomplish a goal and may inspire them to do the same,” Acosta said. Kevin Hall can be reached at 581-2812 or kphall@eiu.edu.

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Student Senate reviews involment in ASGA By Jarad Jarmon Student Governance Editor @JJarmonReporter Student Senate members reviewed the idea for potential involvement in the American Student Government Association, which would cost $797 a year to join, at their meeting on Wednesday. The senate’s business affairs committee brought up the topic in order for the senate to revisit the idea of joining. While the debate over whether to join was not resolved, the idea will be discussed in more detail at later meetings. The organization would provide access to information such as constitutions and by-laws of the 1209 student government organizations who are members of the association.

This would give the senate the ability to compare their documents with other’s documents. Being a member would also give them discounts on various conventions hosted by the organization. Executive Vice President Mitch Gurick said these types of conferences are beneficial and spark ideas to implement in student government. The senate can still participate in these conferences without being a member. Yazmin Rodriguez, a sophomore sociology major, said she was a part of a similar group, the Illinois Association of Student Councils, in high school and it was beneficial. “My high school made so many connections to other schools in Illinois,” Rodriguez said. “Especially since this is nationwide, I think this is a great idea.”

Student Body President Kaylia Eskew said she researched this last year and most of the benefits offered by the organization are not worth the price point. “I don’t think we are in a financially stable place to take this on,” Eskew said. “I don’t think that we have a right to be spending almost $800 a year of student fees on something like this when we can be putting it towards the students.“ The senate also unanimously passed the resolution, which will approve the budget for 22 Student Action Team members to go Springfield to lobby for Eastern issues, such as speaking for increased appropriations for higher education and funding for the new science building. They also passed a resolution approving the budget expenses of $605 for four senate members to go to

Springfield for the Illinois Board of Education- Student Advisory Committee. They unanimously passed a resolution approving the $90 expenses for the co-opted project with Big Brothers Big Sisters on Tuesday at the EIU Lanes in the Marin Luther King Jr. University Union. The senate also presented and approved a resolution allowing for changes to the constitution and bylaws. Eskew said there were a lot of bylaws that were outdated. Many have not been updated since 2009. The senate will be meeting again at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the Union. Jarad Jarmon can be reached at 581-2812 or jsjarmon@eiu.edu.


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Students tie blankets, help local children RHA to By Shirmeen Ahmad Staff Reporter @DEN_News Students gathered to make blankets by cutting fleece material and tying together two pieces for area children on Wednesday. The members of the Student Community Service office hosted the event “Panthers Celebrate Service” from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday during Homecoming Week, hoping to make 200 tie blankets for kids. The event took place in the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Rachel Fisher, the director of the Student Community Service Office, said 300 tie blankets have already been made to give to One Stop Community Christmas, which helps families in the area during Christmas time. “The blankets go to kids from kindergarten to 12th grade,” Fisher said. “We want every kid to have one for the winter.” Fisher said last year the university made enough blankets to give out as one per family. This year the goal is to give one blanket to each child. Other organizations on campus will also be doing this service project. These will help the Student Community Service Office reach their goal of making 1,000 blankets this year. Fisher said this is the second year a service event has taken place during Homecoming Week. “Having this event during Homecoming Week allows the alums who come back to remember our commitment to service,” Fisher said. “It gets

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Alberto Garcia a sophomore FCS major, cuts a sheet of fleece during Celebrate Community Service, Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Those who were participating helped make blankets for children in need.

them involved also.” Kiona Mallory, a sophomore communication disorders and sciences major, said that having the event during Homecoming Week allows students to get involved in a different way than usual events. Fisher said the event was four

hours long so that students could stop by anytime throughout the day to work on a blanket. “Service doesn’t have to be a six hour commitment,” Fisher said. “Just 20 minutes can change a child’s life.” Mallory said she had time before her next class to come and work on

her blanket. Within a two hour time period her goal was to make five blankets. Caitlin Garstkiewicz, a senior psychology major and the international aid and awareness coordinator in the Student Community Service office, said there was a good turnout at the event. “(Having) someone at every table within the first fifteen minutes in is pretty good,” Garstkiewicz said. The ballroom was set up with six tables for students to come and work at. Half of the ballroom was left empty for the students wanting to work on their blankets on the floor. As students walked into the room they were able to join any table to work on the blankets. Fisher said the event had a lot of attendance throughout the day. For students who could not make it to this event, the Student Community Service Office will be having four to five other tie-blanket events, which can be found on the offices website. Fisher said at this program they created about 152 blankets towards the 1,000 blanket goal. “That puts us in a perfect position and we are absolutely thrilled,” Fisher said. Shimeen Ahmad can be reached at 581-2812 or sahmad@eiu.edu. For video coverage of “Panthers Celebrate Service” visit dailyeasternnews.com

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Fraternity to shave hair for cancer research By: Ian Murphy Staff Reporter @DEN_News Ever y super hero eventually hangs up the cape. “It’s kind of like seeing a super hero gradually lose his strengths and abilities,” Mike Embry said about his father’s battle with cancer. “You try to encourage them but sometimes, as you know with cancer, that cancer takes its course and ends up taking the life of the person that it’s hosting.” Embry, co-advisor to Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Zeta Nu chapter, and several brothers of the fraternity will participate in “Never Would I Ever”, an event designed to raise money for breast cancer research. T h e n a m e , “ Ne ve r Wo u l d I Ever”, came from a gesture that the Indianapolis Colts players and cheerleaders showed their head coach, Chuck Pagano, while he was battling cancer. Several of the players and cheer-

leaders shaved their heads to show solidarity with the coach. The cheerleaders’ action resonated with Embry. “They are sacrificing what they are known for, their beauty,” Embry said, “Most of them won’t go to the extreme of cutting their hair off or doing something to damage that image.” The active brothers approached Embry, an alumnus of the Zeta Nu chapter, with the idea, and he loved it. Embry said the extra step of the brothers dying and shaving their hair was the reason for the name. All proceeds will go directly to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital Regional Cancer Center. The participating brothers will dye their hair pink on Oct. 20, and raise money through the week. They will then shave their heads after raising certain amounts of money with more brothers shaving their heads as more money is raised. Their goal is $1,000 dollars.

The head shaving will take place Oct. 31 during “Stroll Like an Alpha Week.” Cameron Douglas, a senior clinical lab science major, said if the donation goal is met, all participating brothers will shave their heads, including Latarius Ferguson, known for his long dread locks. Douglas said he is participating to support his brothers who have lost someone to cancer. Tito Quinones, a senior communication studies major, and president of the chapter, said he is participating because many of his close friends and brothers have been affected by cancer. He also said that Dan Nadler, the vice president of student affairs, will wear a pink wig and pose for pictures with the participating brothers. “It’s important to have faculty backing,” Quinones said. The extra action will make it more impactful, according to Quinones.

The fraternity took to social media to promote the event and will carry pink jars to gather donations throughout the week. “Any money we can raise is a step towards the cure,” Quinones said. The brothers wanted to keep the donations local, choosing Sarah Bush Lincoln in an effort to give back to the community. Douglas said the hospital has seen cutbacks and this is Alpha Phi Alpha’s way to support it. Driving around the community, Embry said he has seen several donation boxes benefitting people battling cancer and other diseases as well as research. Sarah Bush has the staff and medical team to make a difference in the area, Embry said. Ian Murphy can be reached at 581-2812 or itmurphy@eiu.edu.

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appoint 3 new members Staff Report @DEN_News Residence Hall Assocation President Miguel Williams, a sophomore physics major, is announcing the three members he selected for the Bond Revenue Committee at the RHA meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in Thomas Hall. The Bond Revenue Committee consists of three members from both Student Senate and RHA who deliberate over room and board rates for the campus. Williams selected Kyle Anderson, a junior mathematics major, Jarrone Gaddis, a sophomore computer science major, and Matt Wilkie, a freshman foreign language major, as the representatives for RHA to the committee. Williams said they were the only ones from RHA who volunteered for the committee. He added even though he selected the RHA representatives, Mark Hudson, the director of Housing and Dining and the committee adviser, has to approve them. RHA members will also be mentioning RHA’s involvement in Homecoming. They will be a part of the Homecoming Parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday starting at Old Main. Anyone who lives on campus can walk with RHA but they must be registered before the parade. “They have to contact their president or their ARD and those people will email the names to us,” Williams said. Signing up to walk with RHA during the parade was added this year because of trouble in past years with organization. “We are just going to be walking in the parade, holding our banner up and throwing candy,” Williams said.

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4 OPINIONS PAWS UP/PAWS DOWN KROKODIL: Five people were diagnosed in Joliet this weekend with zombie-like symptoms similiar to those seen in krokodil users. The highly addictive drug has been making its way into the U.S. COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY: Students at the event made 200 blankets for One Stop Community Christmas.

THE WEATHER: Fall finally seems to be here. Mild temperatures are making it much easier to be outside.

THE SHUTDOWN: Our government finally seems ready to get back to work.

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Help others, break volunteering records Eastern’s students have broken the record for the number of commu- experiences and learning about them, people can help find ways out of nity service hours completed in the 2012-13 school year and university those situations, as well as gain a better appreciation for the things they officials believe they can do it again by the end of this year. have. Doing community service projects is beneficial for those who do it Eastern has many different programs for students to participate in, at and those who are receiving the help. Volunteering is one of the things different times a day so the projects do not interfere with classes. Eastern is known for. There are some students who make the Last year, Eastern students completexcuse that they can not participate in the Our POSITION ed118,000 community service hours—a programs because they are off campus and • Situation: Eastern is close to breaking its record that resulted in Eastern receiving the they have no way of getting there. Fisher has record for community service hours. President’s Higher Education Community taken care of that. Most programs offered • Stance: Help Eastern break the record by Service Honor Roll. through the Student Community Service participating in community service. Rachel Fisher, the director of the Student Office offer transportation to and from the Community Service Office, predicted that the location of the service project. number of hours could go up to 125,000 by Students can get involved with the Student the end of the year. Community Service by going to www.eiu.edu/volunteer. Community service is important because it helps build a sense of If students have an idea of something they would like to do, but the community and camaraderie among neighbors, as well as provide help office does not offer it, they can talk with the staff to see if it is someto those in need. thing they would be able to help with. By helping someone in need, you can potentially motivate him or Individuals are not the only ones that can join these programs. Regher to help others, causing a chain reaction. istered student organizations or just a group of friends who want to parIt is also a good way to make friends, either with the people they are ticipate can as well. helping or with other volunteers. Volunteer and help other people, it will make you a better person Volunteering also makes you a better person, allowing you to see how and help the university break its record again this year. others around you live. The daily editorial is the majority opinion of the editorial board of Those who volunteer see how others live, giving them a better underThe Daily Eastern News. standing of other people and other situations. By seeing these other

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Today’s quote: "You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

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The government’s incompetence will be our downfall Every day for a little over two weeks now, I kept getting more afraid the U.S. was going to erupt into a massive civil war over the recently ended government shutdown. But as our government came to a conclusion. I am even more afraid now of an even greater threat to our modern society. Zombies. Yes, maybe I have seen too many movies and sure, maybe it’s not the highest priority on my list. Yet again, you have to wonder, if our government can’t even figure out how to cooperate between two political parties, how is it going to protect me from a zombie infestation? There’s no way we could ever mobilize, strike back and survive with the U.S. government still in place, as we grow ever closer to the inevitable attack on humanity. Oh, we’re not getting closer to zombies? Then allow me to explain the properties and effects of bath salts and krokodil (crocodile). Both have affected users in the following ways: increasing strength and pain tolerance, violent behavior, and a breakdown in skeletal structure.

Sean Copeland Especially in the case of the Russian knock-off heroin krokodil, which gives users a scaled green appearance throughout different portions of their body including, in severe cases, rotting the skin completely to the bone. That’s horrifying. But even more so, is the fact that in addition to these symptoms, people may also incur kidney failure or liver failure, and continue to move and function, while behaving in a violent manner being driven by paranoia and hallucinations. People like Rudy Eugene of Miami, (later dubbed the “Miami Zombie”) who ingested bath salts and then ate Ronald Poppo’s face. 66 year old vagrant, Poppo, now lives without sight due to the loss of his eyes which were ingested by Eugene in a fit of rage before

being put down by five bullets. Four hit vital areas in his torso, but did little to stop him. The fifth bullet was fired at his head. There is a reason we elect our political officials, it is to lead, enlighten, and inspire and in my mind, to be competent enough for a variety of disasters however unlikely they may be. I don’t believe in Haitian voodoo and I don’t believe in necromancy, but illegal drugs combined with symptoms like these provide an unsettling picture in my mind, which is exacerbated by the fact that our government can’t even handle settling our national debt or providing nationally sponsored programs. If our current government cannot handle bi-partisian resolutions based on mutually beneficial programs and outcomes for the general public, there is no way we can respond to zombies, sentient machinery, hostile aliens, or even the evolution of our closest genetic bretheren, primates or apes. Every single day they wait to respond to this pencil-pushing hissy fit is more time I spend thinking we need to elect more competent people who can demonstrate critical thinking in no-win scenarios.

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Next week, Hencken will make the 210-mile trip to Palatine, where he volunteered to help one of his recruiters at a college fair. He said the recruiter was expecting at least 300 students, and would have otherwise had to face them alone—a problem that Hencken said was quite common in recruitment. Currently, he is working with seven recruiters, or as he affectionately refers to them, “road warriors,” each responsible for covering huge areas within the state — areas whose schools often overlap one another by scheduling their college fairs all in October and November. Faced with the problem, Hencken saw one possible solution: he would make the 8-hour round-trip drive to Palatine. Hencken said he hopes this hands-on approach to recruitment will slowly spread to other Eastern faculty—a strategy he said represents the dynamic of Eastern very well. “Here’s what Eastern is about: personal attention, small classes and great faculty that you actually see in the classroom,” he said. By involving faculty in things like freshmen tours and college fairs, Hencken said he believes the university will separate itself from its biggest competitors, Illinois State University, University of Illinois and University of Iowa. “If you look at the research, there’s two things that sell a student: one, the tour guide… and two, the faculty they meet on the tour,” Hencken said. “It’s the little things that make a difference, and that’s something I’ve believed in all along. You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Of course, Hencken said he realizes he is fighting an uphill battle. He knows there will be struggles. Currently, Illinois college students seek out-of-state education at a rate second only to New Jersey. He said there are less seniors in high school this year than there were last year, and there are even less juniors than seniors, a problem

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“It gives great school spirit. We’re using EIU colors, except for white.”

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President Lou Hencken chats with faculty and staff after a Board of Trustee meeting August 28, 2006. Hencken announced his retirement at the meeting.

Hencken speculated might be indicative of a trend of smaller families and households. He would like to start expanding into the Indiana and St. Louis areas for recruitment, but that requires more “road warriors.”

ence. I know I can make a difference.” Ultimately, Hencken said his biggest goal is to have the department running as efficiently as possible by the time the university hires a new director, hopefully in

“I only think positive. I don’t even think negative, because then you get that negativity in your head.” -Lou Hencken , president emeritus But he said he remains optimistic. “I only think positive. I don’t even think negative, because then you get that negativity in your head,” he said. “I’m doing this because I think I can make a difference. I hope I can make a differ-

May. Because the application and recruitment processes usually operate years in advance, Hencken said he wants the next director to be able to “hit the ground running” once they arrive on campus. As for his plans after his succes-

sor arrives, he said he would likely go back to working in the Counseling and Student Development Department, where he currently teaches one class. Luckily, he said, he spent the summer planning the class’s lecture schedule and was consequently prepared when he was called to work in admissions, a development he credited only to “someone looking out” for him. However, he also said retirement will be an option, though it might simply remain on the horizon. “I once had a student tell me ‘I don’t think you know what the word ‘retirement’ means,’” he said. “Maybe he was right.” Robert Downen can be reached at 581-2812 or at dennewsdesk@gmail.com

While the “Spirit Party” is similar to the celebration of Holi, which takes place in the spring semester, and also involves color throwing, Ford said it was not a parody or mocking, just in a related vein. Amber Kinzel, a sophomore sociology major, said the “Spirit Party” was a great way to just bring people together. “It’s a way to get people together, because a lot of people here don’t know each other,” she said. Kinzel, a volunteer, helped work the tattoo station, where students could also get temporary tattoos. After the party ended, students dispersed throughout the quad, leaving a trail of the paint powder dust floating behind them. Farice Campbell, a freshman predentistry major, said he was just walking by when he saw the activity going on. Soon enough, Cambpell was covered in black and blue dust, running through the area with bags of powdered paint. He said it was one of the first activities for Homecoming Week he had taken part in. “I bought a shirt, so I guess that counts,” Campbell said, laughing and shaking the dust from his head. Bob Galuski can be reached at 581-2812 or rggaluski@eiu.edu.

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Panthers to compete in Pre-National Invite By Blake Nash Staff Reporter The Eastern cross country season will come to a close on Saturday with the Pre-National Invite at Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. There will be 86 women’s teams and 75 men’s teams competing in this weekend’s meet. According to Coach Erin Howarth, the fields will be divided into two separate races, with the Panthers most likely being in the White division. Howarth realizes that because of the sheer numbers involved in the race, it will be very tight. “With 40 teams in each race, it will be extremely close in the middle of the field,” Howarth said. “There will literally be 30 seconds separating 100 runners.” The top seven of each team in each race will then compete in the “A” race, while runners 8-12 will compete in the open race. All in all, there will be a total of four races featuring Eastern runners. This year’s field is deep, with most regionally ranked teams coming in from across the country. Coach Howarth’s said his expectations this week are simply improve on the last race at Notre Dame. “Honestly we’re a different team than we were two weeks ago,” Howarth said. “We’re hungrier and eager to correct what went wrong. We raced too safely at Notre Dame, and now we’re ready to race more aggressively, and put our hard, wonderful workouts to the test,” Howarth said. The women’s side appears up to their coach’s challenge to run as a pack this meet, including freshmen Ivy Handley and Ruth Garippo. “Ivy and Ruth are ready to bridge the gap between our top four and five,

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Freshman Riley McInerney and senior Bill Roth competed in the Walt Crawford Open on Sept. 6 on the Panther Trail. The Panthers will complete at the Pre-National Invite at Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. Saturday.

while sophomore Katelyn Duckett is ready to have the best race of her young career,” Howarth said. Michael Hesslau seems to be the one to watch this weekend, he said. “Michael has had the best two weeks of training in his career,” Howarth said.

“And his 1K workout last Tuesday was the best effort I’ve seen from a Panther since I’ve been coaching.” Howarth said the time has come to truly race with heart and guts. “We did not do as well as we are capable of at Notre Dame,” Howarth

said. “From now on it’s no more excuses, safe racing, regrets or should have’s.” Both meets are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Terre Haute, with the other meets to follow later in the day. Following the meet, the Panthers will return home for two weeks

before they head to the Ohio Valley Conference Championships in Morehead, Ky. Blake Nash can be reached at 581-2812 or banash@eiu.edu.

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By Bob Reynolds Staff Reporter After dropping its sixth straight game Saturday to Tennessee, the Eastern rugby team will head to Lexington, Ky., to play the University of Kentucky Wildcats. With the Panthers still looking for their first win, Eastern coach Frank Graziano said he will be looking for more players to have their best game of the season, just like red-shirt Miranda Hankins had Saturday. “Individually for the last couple weeks, certain players have played their best games,” Graziano said. “From an individual stand point, that has got to happen.” The Panthers had multiple scoring opportunities last weekend and did not convert. The offense is getting better for the Panthers, Graziano said, and they are starting to get more scoring opportunities. The Panthers also had their highest point total last weekend with 17 points, but senior Shelby Pilch said they are going to have to improve the defense this week in order to beat Kentucky. “We need to stop waiting for the players with the ball to come to us,” she said. “We need to be on our toes and ready to play at all moments of the game and not take any time off. Confidence in our ability is crucial.” The Panthers have had multiple players with over 20-yard runs this season including sophomore Jasmine Gardner, who currently leads the team with six and Hankins has five.

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Emalie Thorton, a red-shirt freshman flanker, is blocked while trying to gain possession of the ball during a game against the Wisconsin All-Stars on Sept. 7.

Tackling has been a problem for the Panthers thus far this season, because they are out of position sometimes, Graziano said, but in the last game freshman Alivia Smithers led the team with 19 tackles. Junior Carissa Burge currently leads the team with 41 tackles, while red-shirt freshman Emalie Thornton has 38 on the season. This week in practice, Graziano has had the players dress in full gear, which is the first time they had done that all season. “It is a very controlled live oppo-

sition kind of playing,” he said. “I think we are still struggling with the difference between Thursday practice and Saturday game day, so I have got to make practices look, feel and act like game day.” Pilch said that Graziano wants the team to start executing the offensive plays and make the tackles that they need to make. “Each person has to do his or her part on the field when the opportunity arises,” she said. “He has been preaching defense since day one. Defense wins games.”

Pilch said in order to win this game it is going to come down to execution of both offense and defense. “Doing all the little things is important, like coming up on defense, tackling low, running offense with a set back line and running up the field,” she said. The Panthers take on the Wildcats at 10 am on Saturday. Bob Reynolds can be reached at 581-2812 or rjreynolds@eiu.edu.

With the ending of the men’s fall season; the women will be the only Eastern golfers competing in tournament play starting Sunday. The Panthers will be traveling to Dayton, Ohio to play at the Dayton Fall Invitational at NCR Country Club, which runs through Tuesday. That will mark the team’s last tournament of the fall season. Coming off a 13th place finish at Austin Peay, the women will look for better results at Dayton. Senior Elyse Banovic said the team started off the last tournament poorly, but it rebounded for a better performance on the second day. The team will need to put together two good rounds to have a successful tournament and close out the fall season on a positive note. Banovic said she knows the team will have to prepare a lot for the tournament at NCR Country Club. The team will have to hit a lot of balls and put as much time in on the course as it can in the given preparation time. With no set tee-time, the Panthers will tee off sometime in the morning on Sunday at NCR Country Club in Dayton, Ohio.


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Running back among OVC’s best in junior season By Anthony Catezone Sports Editor @AnthonyCatz Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed his first four pass attempts to start Eastern’s first drive of the game against Austin Peay — a routine start to Eastern football games. But on the fifth play, running back Taylor Duncan reeled off a 27-yard touchdown run to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead just 1:20 in the game. It was a handoff up the middle to Duncan, followed by a fake screen pass by Garoppolo. Duncan said the Panthers wanted to establish their running game early, and that is what he did with his first touch of the game. Duncan cut through the line and entered the open field of the red zone untouched. “The line got a great push,” Duncan said. “I saw the hole and made my way through. There was one safety coming down. I made him miss — just a little cut — and that’s where I broke free.” Then Governor defensive back Leron Eaddy latched onto Duncan’s right arm at the 10-yard line. Duncan dragged Eaddy along with him before shaking him off at the one-yard line, and trotting in for the first score of the game. “As soon as I felt him behind me, I kind of shrugged him off with a little stiff arm and ended up in the end zone,” Duncan said. Five minutes later, Eastern was facing a third and goal from the oneyard line. With his five-yard rush getting the Panthers to the one-yard line one play prior, Duncan’s number was called again. This time, he muscled his way through three consecutive hits by Austin Peay defenders right at the one-yard line, and while clutching the football; he outstretched both arms, as the ball crossed the goal line. Duncan had five carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns on Eastern’s first two drives. He put the Panthers up 14-0 with 8:15 in the first quarter. He and the Panthers would not look back.

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Red-shirt junior running back Taylor Duncan receives the handoff and runs the ball during a game Sept. 28. Duncan completed a 27-yard touchdown during Eastern’s game against Austin Peay giving the Panther’s a 7-0 lead just 1:20 in the game.

The red-shirt junior finished with 17 carries for a career-high 128 yards in Eastern’s 63-7 thrashing over Ohio Valley Conference foe Austin Peay. But Duncan’s road to becoming the Panthers starting running back did not come as effortlessly as his 7.5-yard-per-carry average against the Governors. He was recruited to Eastern by former coach Bob Spoo as a quarterback out of Marshall High School. The 6-foot-3-inch, 224-pounder spent his red-shirt freshman season as a backup to Garoppolo. But when Babers was hired in December of 2011 he brought change. One of those changes was Duncan’s transition from quarterback to run-

ning back. Babers brought Duncan into his office in the spring of 2012 and told him that he was too good of an athlete to watch sit on the bench. “He asked me where I thought I could contribute, and I said I enjoy running the ball, and it’s worked out for me so far,” Duncan said. Last season, Duncan rushed for 466 yards and eight touchdowns, playing in 12 games as the backup running back. This season, however, he has already eclipsed that yardage, rushing for 505 yards and also scoring six touchdowns in the first six games. Duncan’s 84.2 yards per game ranks third in the OVC this season.

His six touchdowns are the fifth most by any skilled player in the conference — already behind Eastern wide receivers Erik Lora and Adam Drake. Also, his 24 receiving yards per game this season is two less than his total all of last season. In the offseason, Duncan worked with Sean Edinger, Eastern’s head strength and conditioning coach, on refining his body more into one of a running back in order to step into the starting role this season. Duncan said the Panthers knew they had to become bigger, faster and stronger if they wanted to be considered a championship caliber team. “That was my mindset all summer — going into the weight room, going

to conditioning, running agility drills on the field,” he said. Babers said that Duncan has transformed his body into one the strongest on the Panthers’ roster. He said the work ethic that Duncan exemplified in the offseason was one unlike any he has ever seen. Babers said it is players like Duncan that make coaching fun. “It’s a classic example of unselfishness,” Babers said. “Look up unselfishness; there should be a big picture of Taylor Duncan in Webster’s Dictionary. I love the guy.” Anthony Catezone can be reached at 581-2812 or ajcatezone@eiu.edu.

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Panthers return home for match with Oral Roberts By Michael Spencer Staff Reporter The Eastern men’s soccer team will return home Sunday after a three match road trip to face Oral Roberts in the fourth match of Summit League play. Oral Roberts has been on a positive run of form in recent weeks. The Golden Eagles have won both of its prior league matches and have only been beaten once in the last seven games. Meanwhile, Eastern has failed to collect a victory yet this season as the Panther’s record sits at 0-9-2. Eastern has lost three straight matches coming into Sunday’s game, having last earned a point in a home league match against IUPUI. The Golden Eagles started its season on the wrong foot, dropping four straight non-conference games. Oral Roberts is lead by redshirt

freshman Edgardo Mira. The Salvadorian midfielder has found the back of the net three times with five shots on goal this year. Mira also has one assist. The goals have been spread out, though. The Golden Eagles have found goals from eight different players already in 2013. However, only Mira has scored more than once. Oral Roberts does not score a lot of goals but the team also does not often concede. Last weekend, Western Illinois fell to Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla. by a score of 2-0. Head coach Adam Howarth said that his team will have to be wary of Oral Roberts’ good form if his team is to get back into contention for the Summit League postseason. With no matches in the midweek though, Eastern will have several more days off than Oral Roberts after they played to a 0-0 draw with Missouri State Tuesday.

“We just have to make sure we bring everything we can on Sunday and we’ve got a week to figure things out,” Howarth said. For the Golden Eagles, it has been difficult to find success on the road. The team has protected its home turf well, having only lost once in Tulsa. However, Oral Roberts has failed to win in a single away match this year. The test of their good form will be against the Panthers at Lakeside Field. Eastern has not managed to keep teams from scoring this season, allowing 34 goals in total but has not struggled to find goals like Oral Roberts. The Panthers might have been outscored 17-34 this season but they edge the Golden Eagles who have only scored ten times in the 2013 regular season. Howarth has already said that all six matches remaining in the season will be approached like they are

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Chris Boswell, a redshirt junior midfielder, runs with the ball during a game against IUPUI on Lakeside Field Sept. 29.

championship games as Eastern will need to collect as many points as possible from its last three conference matches in order to make the Summit

League tournament.

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