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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Independent student publication of Eastern Kentucky University since 1922

STUDENT FOUND DEAD IN TELFORD HALL MADISON COUNTY CORONER SAYS CAUSE OF DEATH REMAINS UNDETERMINED, PENDING TOXOCOLOGY REPORTS By WESLEY ROBINSON wesley_robinson28@mymail.eku.edu An Eastern student was found dead in his dorm room late Monday night. Benjamin Fish, 24, was pronounced dead Sept. 23 in his residence hall room in Telford Hall at approximately 10:45 p.m. Fish was an environmental science senior from Prestonsburg. Madison County Corner Jimmy Cornelison said no foul play is suspected. He said Fish was found sitting in a chair in his room. Fish lived in a private room. Marc Whitt, university spokesman, said hous-

ing staff in Telford Hall was contacted to check on Fish. The staff then called EKU Police for assistance after fi nding Fish’s body. Cornelison said no cause of death has been determined and it will take two weeks for the toxicology report to return. He added that he has spoken with Fish’s family to obtain medical records to determine whether the deceased had past medical history that could have led to his death. “Until I get the tests back I don’t know,” Cornelison said. “I wish I could do like they do on TV, but I can’t.” Diane Fish, said she talked to her son around 6:30 p.m. Monday. She said she had just spent the weekend with Fish, which was her birthday weekend. She said the other family members went to dinner Saturday and that the two spent Sunday watching his favorite football

team, the Tennessee Titans. “It’s not supposed to happen this way,” Fish said of her son’s death. “Th is is not what I want for my son right now.” Fish said her son was very outgoing and had lots of friends. He attended Eastern since graduating from Prestonsburg High School in 2007. He enjoyed football, golf and fi shing. He was also a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Fish is survived by his father, Jimmy Fish of Inez; mother, Diane Blankenship Fish of Prestonsburg; his daughter; Annason Taylor Fish of Prestonsburg,; Sister; Ashley Fish Bowling of Lexington; Grandmother Wanda Fleming Blankenship, Prestonsburg. Visitation is today after 10 a.m. at the Prestonsburg Church of Christ. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

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Benjamin Fish, found dead Monday night, is pictured here with his 8-month-old daughter, Annason Fish.

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Even with the pedestrian bridge, students still risk their own safety and cross illegally across Lancaster Avenue.

Jaywalking still a concern at pedway STUDENT SINGS FOR AMERICAN IDOL, B1

POLICE ISSUE CITATIONS FOR ILLEGAL CROSSING AT LANCASTER AVENUE By JACOB BLAIR jacob_blair50@mymail.eku.edu

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Even with the new pedestrian bridge linking Lancaster Lot and the Grand Campus apartments to Eastern’s main campus, students are still jaywalking across Lancaster Avenue, putting themselves and drivers in danger. Eastern’s Police Chief Brian Mullins said the most complaints about jaywalking on campus were from the area where the pedway is located. “People have always talked about a pedway being there,” Mullins said. “I see a lot of people using it.” University Police officers have the authority to issue citations for jaywalking across Lancaster and other streets on or adjacent to campus. Police Lt. Brandon Collins said for three weeks at the beginning of the semester, police officers were verbally warning jaywalkers. After the three weeks had passed, Collins said officers began to issue citations for illegally crossing the street. As of press time, he said that 32 citations had been issued for jaywalking by the pedway on Lancaster Avenue. “In the past, the argument was that it was too far to walk [to cross at Barnes Mill Road

or Crabbe Street],” Collins said. “Now there’s this overpass, they [students] have an alternative.” The pedestrian bridge was built during the construction of the Grand Campus at Yorick Place apartments. Grand Campus partnered with the university and paid for half of the bridge across a 15-year lease. Construction was complete in July giving students a safe way to get on campus from the Lancaster Lot as soon as classes started. But students continue to cross the street. Clayton Carson, 21, middle grade education major from Louisville, said he uses the bridge frequently. “I live in the new apartments so I use it every morning and every night,” Carson said. Carson does not understand why people aren’t using the new bridge. “I think it’s senseless to be honest,” Carson said. “You have a newly built pedway and you’re not going to use it?” Erica Ellis, 19, psychology major from Danville, said it’s typically not people from the apartments that are jaywalking. “People from the [Lancaster] parking lot are the main ones,” Ellis said. “It seems to be illogical since there’s a safe way to cross without dodging

› SEE JAYWALKING, PAGE A3

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) hosted a free-speech wall Thursday at City Fest in honor of Constitution Week. “We thought it would be a really good change to come to City Fest and allow students to promote and act on their First Amendment rights,” said Darryl Hearn, YAL president. “We wanted students to come out and have a good time. It’s a great way to show students that the constitution actually does matter.” Students wrote anything they wanted. The wall contained hundreds of students’ statements ranging from their religious and political views to what they thought of their roommate,

a particular movie, or Miley Cyrus. “Free speech is important,” said AJ Jeck, a 20-year-old philosophy major from Berea. “There’s a lot of different opinions, values, beliefs, and groups on campus. It’s important that everybody has a place where they can feel comfortable saying whatever they want and expressing themselves.” “I see many people putting up what they believe in, which is a really great thing to see,” said Sebastian Torres, an 18-year-old freshman history and political science major from Miami, Fla. “That’s the number one thing this group is about. It’s about liberty. It’s about freedom.” YAL is a national organization with more than 380 chapters and 125,000 active members..

› SEE SPEECH, PAGE A3

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Brenna Rowan, 19, a American sign language sophomore from Shelbville, adds a few words to the free-speech wall at City Fest last Thursday, Sept, 19.

Paperwork now required to change degree programs By TOPHER PAYTON progress@eku.edu The Office of the Registrar has changed their policy in the way students change their majors throughout their college career. The office changed the method that students used to change majors from online to paper forms. The Registrar’s Office also changed how frequent students can change their major and when students have to apply to graduate. “The change puts Eastern on par with most other schools that have had restrictions for changing majors in place for years,” Registrar Tina Davis said. The first substantial change to the policy is that students can no longer go online to EKU Direct to change their major.

“The self-serve system is completely gone away with,” Davis said, “It was found that it was becoming a disservice to the students.” The objective of the new policy is to make students realize that picking your major is one of the most important decisions they will ever make, Davis said. This was conceptualized out of concern for students, Davis said. She wants to make this a more careful and thoughtful process than this has been in the past. The change is meant to involve the student in conversations with appropriate people in the department in which they want to change their major. Another change to the policy is that students can only change their major once a year. “Just last year I would have students

change their majors four or five times a year,” Davis said. “Now that’s just horrendous to the amount of time and money they will spend here.” With many students using financial aid, it is expected that you use that money to get your degree in a timely manner, Davis said. The student will end up paying a lot more money for any extra time they have to spend here. The last big change to the policy affects those applying to graduate. Students now with more than 90 credit hours will have to apply to graduate. And once students apply, they have to stick with that degree program. “This will force students to look at their DegreeWorks audit, sit down and make a plan that will guide them through their col-

lege career,” Davis said. Davis wants to encourage students to have good working relationships with their advisers and use them to help you look at their DegreeWorks audit, assess it and guide them through taking the right classes to get them out of here in time. There are always avenues for exceptions for students who have encountered any form of trouble in their current major and wish to get out, but Davis said that these would be extreme circumstances with this new change. “Our main goal with all these changes is to make the change of major policy a more thoughtful, efficient, and cost effective process that will ultimately benefit the student into helping them pick the right choice,” Davis said.


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POLICE BEAT Sept. 23 n An officer was called to the Kit Carson Lot at 11:33 p.m. for three men that appeared to be smoking marijuana. According to the police report, the officer noticed Charles Foster, 19, from Lexington, acting suspicious as he was leaving a vehicle. Foster told Police that he was smoking marijuana with friends while in his vehicle. Joshua Breeding, 20, from Louisville and Jalen Ludwig, 18, from Lexington, were also smoking with Foster and they gave the officer the joints that they had been smoking. Ludwig told the officer that the marijuana was his and he was cited for Possession of Marijuana.

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n An officer went to Keene Hall after a student called police about a broken windshield at 9 a.m. The student said that when he was at his vehicle the previous night, there was no damage to the windshield. When he went out that morning, he noticed the windshield had been cracked. Upon further examination, the officer suspected that a sporting item could have caused the damage. The damage was valued at $100.

n Richmond Fire Department and Eastern Police were dispatched to Keene Hall at 7:45 p.m. near the picnic tables after an unknown person set fire to a bag of chips. Hall staff extinguished the fire before Eastern Police could arrive. The fire caused damage to a table and bench. The damage was valued at $100.

n An officer was sent to Keene Hall after someone had thrown glass bottles out of a window. A student said someone had thrown a Jack Daniels bottle and a Smuckers jar out of a window between the fifth and seventh floors of Keene Hall. No one was injured.

Sept. 17 n Eastern Police dispatched an officer to Commonwealth Hall after it was reported that individuals had been throwing water balloons. The officer smelled marijuana when he was checking the sixth floor. According to the police report, Sydney Smith, 18, from Manchester, gave the officer verbal consent to search the room. The officer found a small amount of marijuana and a glass pipe inside of a desk. Smith was cited for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

CAMPUS BRIEFS Green Crew fundraising bake sale Eastern’s Green Crew will host a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 3, in Powell Plaza. All proceeds will be used to support the Green Crew. Information about the different initiatives Green Crew supports, such as recycling, will be available at the bake sale. In the past Green Crew has helped to raise money for a project which provided purified water around the world to those who do not have access to clean drinking water. For more information contact Green Crew President Jake Garrison at jacob_garrison27@mymail. eku.edu. Erin Deaton

“Monsters University” scheduled for movie night The Student Activities Council (SAC) will host a Movie Night at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, in the Whitlock Building’s O’Donnell Auditorium. In an effort to keep students on campus for the weekend, SAC is showing “Monsters University” on a big screen. Students who attend the viewing can bring their appetites because popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones will be provided during the film. For questions or more information contact Brandon Mandigo, vice president of Student Activities at Brandon.mandigo@eku.edu or stop by the Student Government Association office. Kristi Branham

THE COLONEL’S CALENDAR Week of September 26–October 2

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5 p.m. RSO OrgSync Training Herndon Lounge Powell Building

10:30 a.m. Paddle Out Pollution Meet outside the Whitlock Building

10 a.m. Family Nature Day Maywoods

2 p.m. Soccer v. Alabama A&M Huntsville, Ala.

All Day Golf (M) v. Murray State Murray, Ky.

5 p.m. Fitness & Mental Health Whitlock 568

10 a.m. Latino Street Fair Powell Corner

6 p.m. Fall Festival Combs Hall

8 p.m. Volleyball v. Tennessee State Nashville, Tenn.

2:30 p.m. Football v. Eastern Illinois Charleston, Ill. 3 p.m. Volleyball v. Belmont Nashville, Tenn.

All Day Tennis (M/W) Chattanooga Fall Invitational Chattanooga, Tenn.

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7:30 p.m. Symphonic Band Concert Center for the Arts 9 p.m. “Water for Elephants” EKU Reads Movie Powell Underground

8 p.m. Crimes of the Heart Gifford Theater


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City Fest attracts students in droves By KELLI STOKES progress@eku.edu Hundreds of Eastern students and Richmond residents gathered at the Powell Plaza for City Fest at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. City Fest is an annual community event at Eastern, hosted by University Book & Supply (UBS). Local businesses, Eastern organizations and clubs set up booths, hand out free merchandise and offer information about how to join or get involved. This year, a local D.J. from J & R Entertainment provided music for the event. A stage was set up in the middle of the plaza for the night’s entertainment which included a fashion show as well as performances by Eastern’s Dance Theater and Dance Team. Kathryn Watson, 25, a first-year graduate student majoring in biology from Texas said music was what initially drew her in. “I was walking by to come to my car and heard music,” Watson said. “Someone told me there was free stuff and businesses.” Even though City Fest was unfamiliar to Watson, she was enjoying herself. “I really like it so far. People seem super friendly.” Zach Gentry, 18, a freshman majoring in homeland security from Rocksboro, N.C. said he was required to show up at the event by one of his classes but he thought attending was beneficial. “I think it’s a good way to meet different businesses that are in Richmond,” Gentry said. He said that he would probably attend next year. Shavon McNeil, 18, a freshman from Covington said someone recommended that she go to City Fest. “It’s my first year, so I’ve never been. I was told I should come check it out,” Mc-

Neil said. “I mean, I had fun, got a lot of free stuff. I’m not from Richmond so it lets me know what’s around.” Although there were many people who were new to City Fest, for others, City Fest is a much-loved tradition. Dottie Gassett, 55, a recently retired Eastern faculty member, said she had been going to City Fest for many years and would continue going. “I love it. I come every year. I will be here till I’m dead and gone. I wouldn’t trade it for nothing,” Gassett said. She also gave some reasons as to why she loves City Fest. “I like that it pulls the community together,” Gassett said. “I like that the students get to interact with the community.” Receiving free merchandise was another reason people went to City Fest this year. The UBS booth was popular because of the prize wheel that visitors could spin to win. Larger prizes included UBS T-shirts and drawstring bags. The Bella’s Cupcakes booth was handing out free samples of its cupcakes as well as coupons. Panera Bread was handing out baked goods. Destiny Ennis, 19, a sophomore majoring in math education from Williamsburg, decided on her favorite booth after a moment of reflection. “Probably McAlister’s because I love their tea,” Ennis said. McAlister’s was giving away glassfuls of its Famous Sweet Tea at the event and its booth was getting plenty of foot traffic. Eastern’s Department of Athletics was giving away free Football posters with this season’s schedule on them. Other booths gave out candy, key chains, pens, popcorn and coupons. Kayleigh Ruetz, 23, education, from Lakeville, Minn., said that what brought her to the event was simply, “the free stuff, all the free swag.”

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CONTINUED FROM A1 Eastern’s chapter was founded in December 2012 and has 20 active members. When Michelle Obama visited Eastern in the spring, Eastern’s YAL chapter received national recognition for its governmentawareness event. The organization was mentioned in the Associated Press, Drudge Report, The Washington Post, and The Courier Journal. Students of all political parties are welcome to attend YAL’s meetings and events. “We’re a Libertarian group, so that means we have values that are in both the conservative and liberal perspectives,” said Kathleen Dawson, a YAL member. “We’re all about just getting students together to discuss what’s going on in current events and government,” Hearn said. “We’re neither party based. Our main goal is to get kids together, make friendships during this process, and also be social as well. We want them to be more actively thinking about what’s going on in their future.” “The whole point is to educate yourself,” Dawson said. “The best thing about being a part of YAL is learning everything that is happening in the world. It’s not all boring; we have fun doing it.” YAL meets weekly on campus. At the meetings, they discuss upcoming events, what’s going on in the world, and their views on current political issues. The group also provides networking opportunities for jobs, internships, and friendships. “It’s a great opportunity for anybody to have a good time,” Hearn said.

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Students stand in lines to get a chance at tasting miniature gourmet cupcakes made by Richmond’s local Bella’s Cupcakes.

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One of the more popular booths, run by University Book and Supply, had a consistent line of people the entire time to snag freebies.

After City Fest, YAL hopes to double the size of its group. For more information on YAL’s upcoming meetings and activities, contact Darryl Hearn at darryl_hearn1@eku.edu

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Dean Barnhart, 18, a senior at Model Lab School, inks a few thoughts in support of free speech.

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traffic. If students don’t want to walk up two and a half fl ights of stairs to the top, there are elevators on each side next to the stairs. Students can also cross Lancaster Avenue legally and safely at the intersection of Barnes Mill Road behind Combs Hall. Michael Deaton, student government association ethics administrator, lives in the apartments and said there is no excuse for students to jaywalk. “Last year as a jaywalker myself, I thought it was OK,” said Deaton. “But now that they’ve built this nice overpass there’s no reason to be jaywalking. Stop being lazy, start doing some exercise and walk up some stairs. There’s no excuse. Stop breaking the law, start being good citizens.” In addition to jaywalking, another issue with the pedestrian bridge is the difficulty for handicapped accessibility. David Williams, director of facilities services, said care and

maintenance of the pedway itself is a shared responsibility. “We have security responsibility and we take care of the lighting,” Williams said. Elevators are not currently serviced by Eastern. Williams said that the contract with Grand Campus leaves the developer and contractor responsible for the elevators that have a one-year warranty. After the one-year has passed, Eastern will take responsibility for servicing the elevators. The elevator in the west tower of the pedestrian bridge was out of service earlier this month, but is operational again. Another issue is the parking spot with the curb cut for handicapped accessibility in the Lancaster Lot. Mark Jozefowicz, director of parking and transportation services, said metal vertical poles known as bollards would eventually be installed to block off the space to vehicles. Williams said accessibility to the curb cut was a detail that fell through the cracks since Lancaster Lot wasn’t easily handicapped accessible until the pedway was installed.

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seem like much. But if you add in the court costs that accompany the citation, the total comes to $163—all for the simple act of jaywalking. It doesn’t take a math major to see that the overall costs end up being far more expensive than the convenience provided by darting across the oft-busy street.  In terms of safety, consider the fact that cars careen down Lancaster Avenue at speeds of at least 35 miles per hour.0 Someone rushing to get to class or work, in the same fashion as a jaywalker may be driving even faster, and that’s a risk that’s not worth it. Especially when you consider the fact a brand new pedestrian walkway that cost nearly three quarters of a million dollars is near most of the areas that campus visitors need to go.  In general, if you’re crossing a busy intersection, it’s best to do so at a crosswalk that gives pedestrians the right-of-away. This new structure allows constant pedestrian traffic and guarantees safety and freedom from fines. You should use it.

fter several weeks of issuing courtesy warnings, EKU Police have begun ticketing people who jaywalk across Lancaster Avenue. Students, faculty and staff are all too familiar with how difficult it can be to cross the busy street, which separates the university from residential areas and campus parking.   Ironically, EKU Police Chief Brian Mullins said the majority of the complaints received were near the new pedestrian walkway. As of Sept. 26, EKU police have issued 32 citations for jaywalking. This is after police gave the benefit of the doubt and warned people about crossing safely.  Sadly, it isn’t a surprise to hear some people opt for convenience. It’s natural for people to see a clear intersection and opt to scurry across an empty street, rather than climb a couple of flights of stairs to safely cross over local traffic. But if you consider everything, the potential costs far outweigh the reward of quickly crossing the street.  The cost for the citation is $20, which doesn’t

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A little empathy goes a long way when considering others rights Wya Madden The latest push for equal rights for gays in Kentucky and around the U.S. has agitated many people who believe gay rights are amoral and think homosexuality is unnatural. I understand why some people would think this from an objective standpoint. It has been a long tradition that marriage is a holy bond between men and women, but I believe otherwise. I’m not homosexual, or bisex-

ual in the least. I have a pretty deep-rooted understanding that the female anatomy is what I’m attracted to. Because of my attraction to the female figure, I tend to ignore those who want to pursue same-sex relations. The thing that I have trouble understanding is the anti-gay protests and the animosity toward the idea of someone getting wed to a person of the same sex. I’m not getting married to a man, nor am I engaging in sexual relations with the same sex. So why do so many people argue and complain about the idea of samesex marriage.? Surely religion is a major factor here, as well as people just being hateful. My question is what if you

were homosexual? How would you feel if you couldn’t marry your potential soul mate? When thinking about issues like these, it makes me wonder about other issues. What if the roles were reversed during the era of American slavery, what if those Caucasian plantation owners were in fact African? I’m pretty sure that the ‘white folks’ wouldn’t have liked it too much. If the same series of events would have happened in reverse. – if whites were exchanged in the slave trades, or rode the Underground Railroad, or maybe even rioted in the streets, would things be the same? No man or woman wants to be held back from his or her rights as human beings or to be with-

held from the things they love. Before passing judgment on someone for a superficial difference, I ask that everyone mirror their perspective for a second. What if that was you? Would you not fight for that right? If it goes against your beliefs, but it doesn’t directly affect your dayto-day life, is it worth abolishing? A quote I’ve heard for years, from somewhere I can’t even remember, regardless, it has stuck with me: “If I slice the flesh of the man next to me, does he not bleed the same crimson, feel the same pain as do I? Does this make us equal or enemies? Are we brothers?” I’m not saying that you have to support gay or equal rights. I have stuff to focus on in my own

life right now like college, fi nances and family. When I hear people arguing over equal rights, I just get confused as to why they even have a stance on the argument. They’re not gay nor will they ever be. With the rise in technology and the easing of our lives, I’ve just noticed one thing. No one knows how to mind their own business. Love who you want, be who you want. As long as it doesn’t directly harm someone else, I see no issue. Th ink in a reversed role. I mean, sit there and spend a few hours just thinking about passing judgment. If the roles were reversed, you would probably think very differently.

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University should consider mascot change My love of Eastern runs long and deep. In 1967, I graduated with a master of arts in history in the first class after the school was granted university status in 1966. Eastern redirected my life and the faculty encouraged me to continue my graduate studies. I earned a Ph.D. in history at UK in 1974. After three years of teaching at Lees Junior College, I came back to teach at Eastern in 1970, eventually retiring after 29 years in 1999. The University Press of Kentucky published my history of Eastern in 2005 and A History of Education in Kentucky in 2011. I have developed rather strong, and I think well-grounded, thoughts about what faces Kentucky education in the future. The days of boundless growth, such as in the postWorld War II years through the early 1970s are gone. Eastern has settled into a 16,000 or so enrollment. Unless, the General Assembly develops the backbone to push higher education to new levels in Kentucky there will not be much growth, if any, in the coming years. Perhaps improved educational standards will help to prepare more Kentucky high school graduates for college. If Eastern wants to keep its high standards, maintain a fine faculty, and appeal to not only Kentucky students

Chautauqua series seeks input to improve educational experience

but to those in other states and abroad, I agree with the current administration that “branding” is of utmost importance. With all my years of experience as a teacher, historian, and participant in the Eastern community, I offer the following suggestion: The time has come to drop the “Colonel” as Eastern’s mascot/logo. Eastern’s original nickname was “Maroons,” which was changed in the 1960’s at the insistence of President Robert R. Martin. Centre College had this designation since the early 20th century. This mascot designation was anachronistic when it was chosen and is even more outdated now. Even the modern redesign of the Colonel logo a few years ago is of no help in separating Eastern from a bygone era. Is Eastern going to join the present as a modern, forward-looking university? It already is in so many ways; great undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally ranked. Why don’t we say goodbye to the old “Colonel” and get a new branding that will have a wider appeal. I have wonderful memories of colleagues and students who helped Eastern develop into a great university.

Thank you so much for your editorial on “The Beauty of Chautauqua.” That you find beauty and meaning in what we are doing is both humbling and satisfying. We shall continue to do our best to deserve your support and to enhance the appeal of the lecture series in order to attract even more interest, especially from students. To this end, your suggestions for improvement are welcome and appreciated, and they only strengthen our resolve to constantly search for creative and effective ways to develop and implement Eastern’s annual lecture series in a manner that resonates with students and other members of the community. We would be delighted to have the lecture series regularly previewed and featured in The Eastern Progress, as it has been in the past. Please let us know if there is any way we can facilitate this. We do our best to promote the lecture series as a valuable part of the Eastern educational experience, but we can always use more help with getting the word out.

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Campus Sound Off What would you do if you were the Colonel mascot for the day?

“I would take a golf cart and go around campus with a bullhorn poinng out all the people wearing UK Shirts, [and tell them to] go get a new shirt.” Mary Lane Barnes Hometown: Richmond Major: Public Relaons Year: Junior

“I would jump out of bushes and scare people because i think it would be funny” AJ Kenner Hometown: Boone County Major: Police Studies Year: Sophomore

“I would run around and squirt people with water guns or silly string.”

“I would die of a heat stroke because the because its really hot [in that suit]”

Lauren Fannin Hometown: Ashland Major: Pre-Veterinary Medicine Year: Freshman

Mary McGill Hometown: Paris Major: Undeclared Year: Freshman

“I would get on top of a building and act like King Kong.”

“I would give out free hugs because it would be unexpected and may brighten up someone’s day.”

Lakeista Mallims Hometown: Pikeville Major: Elementary Educaon Year: Junior

Lindsey Carr Hometown: Monroe, Ohio Major: Graphic Design Year: Senior


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Richmond paints town pink for Breast Cancer Awareness This fifth annual Paint the Town Pink event kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. with Baptist Health’s Mammogram and a Movie. The free screening is the first of a series of events aimed at raising breast cancer awareness and fundraising for the cause.

Mammogram and a Movie 6 p.m.,Thursday, Sept. 26 Kick-Off Event Richmond Cinemark Family Movie Night: Monsters University 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27 Irvine-McDowell Park

Orange Leaf Fundraiser All day, Monday Sept. 30 620 Eastern Bypass, Suite H Paint the Town Pink Girls Night Out 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 Kolor Kreations The event is $10 per person McAlister’s Fundraiser All day, Wednesday, Oct. 2 620 Eastern Bypass, Suite 620

will also be selling breast cancer awareness t-shirts Oct. 21-24 on Powell Corner.

Paint the Town Pink T-shirts are $10 and available for purchase at Merle Norman Cosmetics and Soft Shoe. The Student Alumni Ambassadors

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Kenneth Petren, associate professor of ecology at the University of Cincinnati, lectures students about conventional wisdoms.

‘Unconventional Evolution’ seminar debunks assumptions SPECIAL PRESENTER OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE ERRORS OF TRUSTING THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM OF EVOLUTION By BRIANNA WHITE progress@eku.edu A special presentation on evolution gave students the opportunity to examine evolution through the prism of the Galapagos Islands. Kenneth Petren, an associate professor of ecology at the University of Cincinnati, talked about the “Unconventional Evolution in the Adaptive Landscape of the Galapagos” in the Moore Building on Friday morning. Petren’s presentation was based on Charles Darwin’s analysis of the variation of species on the Galapagos Islands. Petren introduced conventional wisdoms the public commonly accepts as true, such as divergence is gradual, genetic change is rare, and speciation occurs in isolation. Using the genetic lineage of the island finches, he discussed the relevance of the conventional wisdoms to reality. In his remarks, Petren brought up interesting points on thinking about conventional wisdoms. He said a majority of the population might accept conventional wisdoms, but that doesn’t necessarily make them true. He encouraged the audience to do their own observation and analysis. “Arguments of diversity ... will cause you to ask your own questions,” Petren said. “You have to think of new questions and think of topics differently.” Petren presented an example of how trusting conventional wisdom could be detrimental, using one of Darwin’s mistakes as an example. Petren noted that Darwin made an embarrassing error by not labeling birds coming from the islands, which skewed his results. Recent research from Petren includes analysis of ancient DNA from historical museum specimens to reconstruct recent revolutionary changes in the Galapagos finches. This revealed potential for rapid evolution of invasive species as they spread across fragmented human landscapes. Samantha Sea, 20, a wildlife management sophomore from Lebanon, also enjoyed the presentation and is looking forward to learning more. “I’ll be looking up some things I didn’t understand or want more information on,” Sea said.

Occupational therapy earns national grant By EMILY SAWYER progress@eku.edu Eastern has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the occupational therapy and behavioral disorder programs. The grant is a five-year fund that will be shared with the University of Kentucky’s physical therapy program. The grant will fund the graduate program PREPaRE (Preparing Related Services Personnel for Rural Employment). The project is one of nine selected for funding out of 53 applications. 70 students will participate in the program within the five-year grant period. Eastern and UK will have 35 students participating. Four Occupational Therapy students and three Communication Disorders students from Eastern will join PREPaRE every year for the five year period. Graduate students in the PREPaRE program are allotted an annual stipend of $12,500 which traditionally helps cover three semesters of schooling. Mentoring services and collaboration opportunities

with early childhood personnel and teachers are available. Participants go to a state conference that counts as professional development days for the graduate students. To participate, students commit to work two years in an early intervention or school-based program with special needs children. Students are strongly encouraged to provide those services in a rural setting. The program requires participants to take extra courses upon receiving the grant. “[The program] will open the students’ eyes to issues we just can’t get into in the regular curriculum,” said Dr. Christine Myers, co-director of PREPaRE, associate professor and coordinator of Eastern’s new doctoral program in occupational therapy. Students have said the program is a good opportunity for occupational therapist to work with other professionals they usually wouldn’t work with. “The extra courses that we were required to take in addition to the traditional masters courses really focused on interdisciplinary collaboration between other professionals.” Valerie Miller, Occupational Ther-

apist and graduate of Eastern said. “The PREPaRE grant is geared toward Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. So for me, as an occupational therapist to really collaborate with a physical therapist and really promote best outcomes that are possible in the school system for these students.” Miller is fulfilling her one and a half year service obligation to the grant as an occupational therapist with the Northern Kentucky Cooperation for Educational Services. “For me in a school system, the main thing I do is support students who have identified special need or have special considerations,” Miller said. “I support them in the sense of working on skills they need to be able to participate fully in school. That doesn’t just mean in the classroom but it can mean participating in after school activities, riding the bus, going on field trips and things like that. So it’s really just looking at what the student’s needs are and collaborating with teachers and trying to fulfi ll those needs.” This is the second time Eastern has received the grant.

Study says Eastern is a good investment STUDENTS, ON AVERAGE, MAKE $36,200 PER YEAR AFTER GRADUATION By TOPHER PAYTON progress@eku.edu Eastern was recently ranked No. 6 in Kentucky for financial return in a study conducted by The College Database. The study looked at colleges and universities across Kentucky that offer tuition under $20,000 per year and have graduates earning more than $30,000 per year. Eastern students come out of school making $36,200 per year. “With the cost of college a concern for many families, it’s important for students to find a school that produces successful, well-paid graduates,” the study said. It’s always important for students to go to a school that produces successful, well-paid graduates,” said Matt Davis, managing director for communication and partnerships with The College Database. “It’s equally important to recognize the colleges and universities that offer both quality and affordable post-secondary options.” Eastern offers programs to help recent graduates and students get jobs in their chosen field. Students can take advantage of these pro-

grams through the Center for Careers and Co-op Education. Gladys Miller, director of the center, said it provides services like coop counselors, career exploration and resume writing. Miller also said they help students who are looking for ways to start working in internships and coop during their college career. “They provide really good experience for when they walk out the door here at Eastern with a degree,” Miller said. Miller said the center has co-op counselors who talk to students and help them get a co-op in their chosen career path and they want to invest in students for what happens post graduation. Miller said one of the reasons Eastern came to be recognized is for being the only school in Kentucky to have a co-op program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education, and the in the nation. “Employers like our students,” Miller said. “We get companies from all over coming to our office all the time.” Miller said that employers have come all the way from California to hire Eastern students. In order for students to participate in co-ops, they need to get it approved by their department chair

and work for a whole year while taking classes. However, they gain experience and professional skills that become invaluable in future job searches. Eastern’s co-op programs leads to students getting jobs, Miller said. Of the students that take a co-op, 40 to 45-percent of them get full time jobs using their degree right out of college. Miller also said 91-percent of employers would hire students fulltime if they had the means to do so. “My internship over the summer helped me a little bit in preparing for my career,” said Houston Brown, a 22-year-old forensic science major from Frankfort. “Instead of just working, I had biweekly reports due and a final paper about it.” There was an internship coordinator in forensic science department that helped him get his internship, Brown said, he worked at Premiertox supporting analysts by preparing samples for testing. Miller thinks Eastern’s ranking would be even higher on the list. If using the Center for Career and Co-op education was mandatory for students. “With career experience in their field students understand the theory of what they’re doing being directly related,” Miller said. “And experience is always a huge factor in getting a job.”

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Brandy Neelly will be one of the vocalists competing on this season’s taping of American Idol which airs in January.

Student to compete on American Idol By GABRIEL FERNANDES progress.eku.edu

One of Eastern’s students will be competing on the next season of American Idol, the annual hit television show for budding vocalists. Brandy Neelly, a music industry freshman from Louisville, sings country music with a belting voice which she said has been compared to Patsy Cline. For the last three years, Neelly has auditioned for American Idol and twice made trips to Hollywood, where she had the opportunity to sing with wellknown musicians such as Randy Jackson, singer Nicki Minaj and others. Neelly said she began singing at age 9 when after her grandfather encouraged her to share her voice. She said he remains one of her major influences and sources of inspiration. The pair sang together until his death last year, Neelly said. When Neelly was 12, she started singing with bands regularly. From that point on, Neelly said she took part in karaoke

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Eastern now has a club for students who have ever been drawn into an epic round of Risk or Settlers of Catan. Earlier this semester, some board game aficionados at Eastern came together and formed the Board Game Club. In the four meetings the club has held to date, it has continued to grow. The club began with 15 members and now boasts 28 participants. Jeremy Gibson, 20, a psychology major from Louisville said he conceived the idea for the club last semester. “I tossed around the idea with a few people and since they were interested, I thought I’d give it a try,” said Gibson who is also the founder and president of the club. “We were formally approved over the summer and were ready to get started in the fall.” The club tries to stay from the well-known board games, such as Monopoly and Life. “There are so many games out there people don’t know about because they’ve only played traditional ones,” Gibson said. Gibson wrote a letter to the Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) and received sponsorship for the club. AEG has sent the club $100 worth of board games so far, Gibson said. Justin Epperson, 23, environmental health sciences major from Winchester, said he’s happy to see so much interest in the club. “I was really surprised at the turnout and the amount of people who were reading about us on Eastern’s club

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The Richmond Pow-Wow offers variety of authentic cultural exhibits and activities to experience Sept. 27-29.

Pow Wow offers glimpse of Native American life FESTIVAL AT BATTLEFIELD PARK OFFERS A TASTES OF NATIVE AMERICAN FOOD, MUSIC AND CULTURE By KAYLA LASURE progress.eku.edu Sudents who wish to enjoy some Native-American culture and crafts, should head to Battlefield Park this weekend for the Richmond Pow Wow. The annual pow wow will take place Sept. 27-29, which organizers said is to educate people about the Native American culture. Authentic Native American food and crafts will be sold. Flute music, drumming, roaming buffalo, dancers and much more will also be showcased at the event. Janet Quigg, the program coordinator, formulated the idea for this event in 1994, and then created the Richmond Pow Wow Association three years later. “My great, great grandparents are Cherokee,” Quigg said. “They walked the Trail of Tears. I do this event for them; to keep their heritage and memories alive.” The Richmond Pow Wow Association is a non-profit organization made up of about seven members, most of which are of Native American descent. Together, the members brain-

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The ensemble cast of Parenthood includes such names as Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Krause, and Lauren Graham.

Parenthood goes where other shows don’t MADE BY CREATOR OF FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, NBC COMEDY SHOWS FAMILY IN ALL ITS GLORY By KALEIGH UNDERWOOD progress.eku.edu If you’re tired of overly-scripted reality shows or extra-dramatic soap operas, NBC has a program worth watching. Parenthood is the rare modern TV show with actual depth. This comedy-drama follows the elaborate family tree of three generations of the Braverman family; the parents (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia), the four Braverman siblings (Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, and Erika Christensen), and their spouses and children. Great acting is added to a well-written script that makes for a beautiful hour to behold.

What makes Parenthood so good is it doesn’t pretend to be clean cut or polished. Viewers who are a part of a family unit know that in real life nothing is ever perfect. In each Braverman household, there is always a reason to keep you watching. Occasionally it’s a reason to celebrate. Other times it’s a cue to bring out the tissues and prepare for the waterworks. This show lets you see a “modern family” in its natural habitat and, unlike other TV shows, it never seems faked. In keeping with this theme of originality, even the background music on the show is different than other shows. Instead of playing the songs everybody knows the words to, audiences will experience a wide range of emotions that play to a particularly great soundtrack of lesser-known artists. From the opening theme song, which plays to

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Man-eating jelly spells the end HILARIOUS HORROR NOVEL KEEPS THE JOKES COMING THROUGH THE SWEET-SMELLING END By MICHAEL EMERSON progress.eku.edu Numerous stories have detailed different people’s interpretation of Armageddon, but what if the great apocalyptic threat was a man-eating jelly that smelled of strawberries. JAM, set in present-day Australia, features a ragtag group of strangers who must work together to survive the “Jampocalypse,” as they make their way through the city of Brisbane. Along the way, they meet other survivors, fi nd twisted makeshift civilizations, and do their best to keep their head above the pink-shaded muck that wishes to consume every living thing imaginable. JAM is the second novel from acclaimed internet videogame critic, Ben Croshaw, whose fi rst book was the pseudo-fantasy/ sci-fi comedy, MOGWORLD. Both stories are unique, since Croshaw fi nds ways to keep everything fresh by introducing new ideas throughout the story, all while making it flow. The memorable characters throughout the story are all distinct archetypes of everyday people: Travis, the protagonist and narrator, is the aimless loser that goes with whatever; Tim serves as the aloof, yet forceful everyman; and fi nally, there is Don, the disgruntled game programmer whose shoulder chips have chips on their shoulders. The best part of the book is all of the interactions and reactions among the characters and how each of them deals with having the continent of Australia smeared in sweet-smelling death. A big threat, which can’t be imagined, sets the stage as the story unfolds to reveal the secret of the ooze and how it came to be. But it’s always the people who don’t keep

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a level head amid disaster who present the biggest threat. JAM features detailed, hilarious writing by Croshaw using metaphorical puns to describe different events or actions; like the near-human intelligence of a tarantula that really isn’t doing anything. The book also takes the cake in terms of writing out scenes of physical altercations among characters with good timing, specific descriptions and Croshaw’s special brand of metaphorical description. JAM contains some of the most entertaining writing imaginable but what’s apparent throughout the story is how the plot will occasionally slow itself down to set up bigger jokes. The book is defi nitely worth a read for people who enjoy a good survival story, but are tired of the same old formula of zombies and earthquakes.

contests or whatever else would give her an opportunity to get on stage and perform. “It’s better to take an opportunity than to miss it,” Neelly said. Last year, Neelly made her fi rst appearance on American Idol. She sang to some of the biggest names in the business, including singers Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, and was praised for her interpretation and unique style. “It’s nice to hear such a great song with a beautiful and talented singer,” Carey said of Neelly on an episode of the show. Keith Urban added similar praise for Neelly’s ability. “You just took it [the song] and made it your own,” Urban added. Neelly said she’s maintaining a positive attitude toward the upcoming auditions. She said she’s fond of the judges this year — Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban—

and looks forward to singing to them. Although she is very excited about the event, Neelly said she doesn’t worry too much about her performance. “If you’re prepared enough, there is nothing to be nervous about,” she said. Neelly said she dreams of recording albums and singing to huge crowds. She also said she would like to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Neelly said if her singing career does not work out that she would like to be a producer in Nashville. “If I’m not gonna be a star, I’m gonna be working with the stars,” Neelly said. Neelly said she believes her sincerity and outgoing personality are her main strengths. She said she admires Kelly Clarkson, and Patsy Cline. She also reveres Dolly Parton. “She is always herself, and that’s why people like her,” Neelly said of Parton, who wrote I Will Always Love You. When she is not singing or practicing, Neelly said she likes to run and enjoys staying fit. She also loves arts and crafts and being around kids.

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The four main Braverman siblings played by (from left) Dax Shepard, Lauren Graham, Erika Christensen, and Peter Krause.

part of his life for the first few years. Crosby also owns a recording studio with his brother Adam. The baby of the family, Julia (Erika Christensen), is a work-driven lawyer. Her biggest struggle is her infertility and inability to conceive with her husband Joel (Sam Jaeger). Together they have one biological daughter, Sydney and an adopted son, Victor.

“Parenthood” presses the boundaries of modern-day television. The struggles are real life problems that don’t always have an easy solution, making viewers question their emotions, beliefs, and morals. The Braverman family’s modern and edgy take on life makes it a show viewers of all backgrounds can relate to and enjoy.


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Berea haunted house renovates for new Halloween season LUCIFER’S LAIR ADDS NEW HAUNTS IN HOPES OF MAKING HOUSE A HALLOWEEN TRADITION By ASHLEY OWENS progress.eku.edu Want a good, old-fashioned scare this Halloween season? Lucifer’s Lair, located in Berea, is a recently remodeled haunted house that features a thrilling experience for only $12 a ticket. Bring in a canned food item, a Lucifer’s Lair flyer, or like Lucifer’s Lair on Facebook and you get $2 off your purchase. These discounts cannot be combined for one grand discount, but each way gives a guaranteed $2 off. Not only will students get to experience a fun-filled night while visiting Lucifer’s Lair, but the visit actually serves as a way for students to lend a helping hand. “We give back to the community,” said Hank Halstead, co-owner and founder of Lucifer’s Lair. “You can bring canned foods and help out your local food banks. Whatever you want to donate, it’s going to be given to Relay for Life. We will also be donating some of the expenses to Kentucky

IF YOU GO: What: Lucifer’s Lair Where: 128 Mount Vernon Road in Berea When: Opens Sept. 27, then remains open on Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween. Hours: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: $12 (and $2 off if you bring canned food donation, check in on Facebook or bring one of their advertising flyers.)

Sheriff ’s Boys and Girls Club this year.” Halstead said they’ve added new scares to the house, ensuring that both new visitors and returning ones will find reason to scream. “We’ve totally remodeled the whole haunt for this year, and it looks brand new,” Halstead said. “It’s probably one of the best haunts I’ve seen around here. We’ve got new rooms this year and we’ve added so much detail into the whole haunt.” Halstead said the staff at Lucifer’s Lair hopes the renovations will help the house

attract a lot of new visitors and establish it as one the premier haunts in the region. “We’re trying to work our haunt and get it built up to where we’re at the level with the Lexington haunts and at the level of the Louisville haunts,” Halstead said. “That’s one of the main reasons we did the remodel, and so we can keep it fresh. Every year we’re going to change up some different things. So we want to keep things fresh so people will keep coming back to see us.” With the opening weekend coming up Sept. 27 and 28, students can get their chills from something other than the chilly night. The haunted house will remain open through Oct. 5. It will reopen Oct. 11 and remain open every weekend until Halloween. “It’s bigger and better

than it has been in the past,” Halstead said. “Come out and see what we’ve done and get one of the best scares in the state. I promise you’ll have a great time. You’ll not want to miss this event, it’s one of the best.

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storm all year in order to put together the event by September. Quigg said she and the Pow Wow Association invite Native Americans from all over the U.S. as well as Canada and Mexico to come and enjoy the festivities at the weekend Pow Wow. The event will begin on Friday, Sept. 27. and will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m in order to allow schools to bring their students to the event as an educational experience. Quigg said they are expecting around 500 children, ranging from elementary to high school age, to attend the school-day festivities. Gates will open to the public at 5 p.m., and the grand entry of the night will begin at 6 p.m. “The grand entry is a sight and experience to see,” Quigg said. “All of the Native American volunteers line up in their regalia and flags from their tribes. Regalia are their dress; whether it is leather with French, cloth, some type of shawl, or some eagle feathers. They’re quite elaborate.” Friday’s event will close at dark. However, Quigg said sometimes they have bonfires that the Native American volunteers will dance around, and people are encouraged to stay and watch. Gates will open at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, the events will end at dark as they did on Friday. The Pow Wow weekend will conclude at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Quigg said this year they will have a teepee village that will consist of about seven teepees. In one of the teepees, there will be an elder telling original Native American stories for people to sit and listen to. “We try to make it as authentic as possible,” Quigg said. “We try hard to disband any myths or stereotypes about the Native American people.” In the past, the Richmond Pow Wow won the “Educational Pow Wow of Kentucky” award, which was given to them by former Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Acttress Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas, from the 1995 Disney film will be in attendance at the Pow Wow weekend as well as Steve Reevis, an actor from the 1990 film, “Dances with Wolves.” In addition to many of the other activities, there will be dance performers for people to watch. Quigg said one dance that may be performed is the grass dance. She said in earlier times grass dancers were the first to perform in a setting, because they would “beat down the grass so others could dance more easily.” A second dance that Quigg said might be performed is known as a deer dance. Two people take part in this dance, where one portrays a hunter and the other is a deer, as they interpret a hunting scene. “These performances are not about Native Americans dancing in an arena,” Quigg said. “It’s a culture and a way of life.” Quigg said that they expect around 3,000 people to attend over the course of the three-day event. The pow wow activities will carry on, rain or shine. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12.

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Members said the club seems to be gathering momentum. Gibson is currently working on SGA appropriations and a deal with the owner of Cosmic Oasis, located in downtown Richmond, to host game tournaments and possibly extend a store discount to club members. “The club is a great way to meet people on campus who share a similar interest,” Epperson said.

The board game club meets at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in room 201 of the library. “Everyone should come, even if you’ve never played a board game before,” said Caleb Costelle, 20, graphic design major from Louisville. Gibson said students who are interested in joining the club should just come to the meetings. Games are provided or students may bring their own. “Anyone is welcome to come,” Gibson said. “It’s a fun activity to get involved that has no responsibility or cost. You will get to know different people and it’s just a good time.”


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Sophie Levin

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duced me to the golf club. My grandma too; sometimes I wonder if she wants this more than I do.

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Sophie Levin is a freshman from Stockholm, Sweden. She recently broke the school record for the lowest round of golf in Eastern history with a 68 at the Great Smokies Intercollegiate tournament in Waynesville, N.C. Levin’s record comes in her second collegiate event. She tied for fourth overall with a 141 in the two-round tournament, just one shot shy of another school record.

Q: What brought you to Eastern? A: Our climate in Sweden doesn’t allow us to play year round, so I sent a lot of emails out to coaches in good climates. I am from a small town in Sweden, so a lot of it had to do with the town and the coach.

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Q: What is one thing you miss the most about Sweden? A: Everything is just so different; the culture, the values, flexibility to get around without a car. You can get around anywhere in Sweden without a car because of public transportation. Of course I miss my family, but I’ve enjoyed getting to know the American culture so much that I haven’t really thought about it.

Q: Favorite food? A: I really like Mexican food. Many families back in Sweden have this tradition where they have tacos on Friday nights. Q: Have you been to an Eastern football game yet? A: Yes, I thought it was really fun! We don’t have American football, so it was new. I really like the game. I am absolutely going to continue going. Q: Why sociology and what do you hope to do with that? A: I can study further on from sociology, and its something I find interesting. But to be honest with you, my math skills aren’t that good so I just try to keep away from it! Q: Where do you want golf to take you? A: My main goal is to develop my skills so much that I would be able to live off my golf. The sociology major is just a bonus. Q: Favorite thing about Eastern so far?

A: It’s 16,000 people, but it doesn’t seem like that. It feels like home.

Q: Any problems with adjusng to full-me English? A: Funny story, the other day I was writing my notes and looked down and every other word was in Swedish. So that was funny, but sometimes it’s hard to find words to have a conversation.

Q: The person that’s helped you the most since you’ve been at Eastern? A: Coach Monica Bamble. Monica was also a study-abroad student when she came here; it’s nice to know someone who knows what you are going through. I can come to her whenever I need to.

Q: Who brought you to golf? A: My aunt, her husband was the one who first intro-

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The Eastern Progress, Thursday, September 26, 2013 Sports B5

Soccer team drops third straight game after loss to Evansville By CAITY JACKSON progress@eku.edu Eastern’s soccer team (0-7-1) dropped its third straight game against the University of Evansville on Sept. 20. The Colonels lost 3-0 in its final pre-conference game. Evansville’s defense was too strong for Eastern. Goalkeeper Simone Busby has only allowed five goals this fall. The Colonels played a rigorous game, keeping up with Evansville in shots and eventually outshooting the Purple Aces 18-15. “Our expectation was to come out and compete, and I think we did that,” Coach Melissa Barnes said. “The fact that we didn’t score early made it harder and harder.” Evansville player Kayla Smith made an unassisted goal 29 minutes into the game. The Purple Aces dominated the second half, scoring two more times. “We outshot Xavier, we outshot Evansville,” Barnes said. “We just need to believe that we can score in order to make it happen.” Eastern had plenty of scoring

chances, but they all fell short. Senior Nikki Donnelly had a season-high eight shots, four of which were on goal. Freshman Cassie Smith was right behind her with five shots, two on goal. “I’m disappointed with the result, especially a three to nothing result, but I think our kids played better than the result,” Barnes said. “We just need to put the ball in the back of the net.” Despite the loss and poor season so far, Barnes said she believes her team knows what they need to do to succeed in conference play. “The two team goals for us is to get better in practice and to win the next game,” she said. “We will get better.” Sophomore Erika Wolfer, Eastern’s starting goalkeeper, did not play against Evansville. She was taken out of Eastern’s last game with a concussion and is still recovering. Eastern dropped to 0-7-1 after the loss. Evansville goes up to 7-2-1. The Colonels begin conference play at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 on the road against Jacksonville State.

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Nikki Donnelly, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, contributed a season-high eight shots against Evansville on Sept. 20.

Men’s golf finds some success after placing eighth at Cardinal Invitational 293 in the final round. “We’ve got to work on getting off to a better start,” senior Stuart Witt said. “I think it’s a matter of Eastern’s men’s golf team staying focused in the first couple found mediocre results after finrounds.” ishing eighth at the Cardinal InSenior Garrett Hinton was the vitational on Sept. 24. top scorer for the ColThe Colonels shot a +22 onels. He tied for 23rd score of 886. place after shooting a +4 The host of the tourtotal of 220. He went on nament, the Univerpar with 72 in the first sity of Louisville, won round and 2- over for the with a 4-under score of next two. 860. Mercer UniversiWitt followed Hinton. ty placed second with a Witt tied for 26th with a score of 866. score of 221. He shot 74The 15-team event GARRETT HINTON 73-74. was played at the par-72, “I felt my ball strikes were re7,036-yard Cardinal Club. ally good,” Witt said. “The greens Eastern’s scores were fairly were really difficult and I didn’t similar across all three rounds. play really well on them. That’s The team shot 297 in the first just what I’ll have to work on to round and 296 in the second. The get ready for the next tourna-

By MATTHEW CRUMP matthew_crump3@mymail.eku.edu

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CONTINUED FROM B6 up,” said John Taylor, a broadcast professor who also oversees Eastern’s video and playby-play production for the OVC Network. “It’s not just our video equipment that we’re having to make work. It’s tying it in with IT here on campus so that we have permission and what kind of link to hook into the network. Then, of course, we’re corresponding everything with the OVC network. So you’ve got a lot more people to coordinate so there’s a lot more chances of something going wrong. But David handles it very well and he’s a very modest young man.” From the beginning, Miller said he knew broadcasting was the place for him. “I’ve always wanted to get into broadcasting in some way, shape or form,” Miller said. “Whether in front of the mic or camera or behind the scenes, for me it doesn’t matter.” Since arriving at Eastern, Miller has taken advantage of the many opportunities to get involved in broadcasting. Miller said he immediately began asking if different teams needed a PA voice or a helping hand in any way. “He’s always just kind of there helping,

ment.” Juniors Patric Sundlof and Taylor Riggs tied for 30th with a score of 223 and tied 41st with a score of 226, respectively. Sophomore Daniel DeLuca rounded out the Colonels after tying 52nd with a score of 230. Despite going up against larger teams like Louisville, Witt said the Colonels try to focus on individual scores than on the competition. “You’re more playing against the course,” he said. “It’s good playing against teams like that, you get to see a lot of good shots. It’s good to learn from other players, too.” Eastern returns to the fairway on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Murray State Invitational.

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CONTINUED FROM B6 the Eagles’ special teams. Redshirt freshman punter Jordan Berry, who has been one of the most valuable players this season for the Colonels, led two fake punts. On one of the punts, Berry kicked the ball forward to defensive back Trey Thomas who ran for the first down. The Colonels also blocked two of Morehead State’s punts in front of the 8,100 people in attendance. This Saturday’s game against Eastern Illinois will be more of a challenge. Eastern Illinois defeated FBS team San Diego State in the first week of the season 40-19. The Panthers lead the entire FCS with 435 yards a game passing. Eastern’s defense ranks last in the OVC, giving up almost 300 yards a game passing. The Panthers were up 20-0 on FBS Northern Illinois, who made the Orange Bowl last season, on Saturday in the first quarter before Northern came back to win 43-39. Eastern’s pass defense should get better this Saturday. The secondary has been without starter Brandon Stanley all season, but Stanley returned against Morehead State and recorded eight tackles, seven of those solo. The defense had three interceptions against Morehead State. Trey Thomas, Chris Owens and Tyler Horn all had picks. Eastern and Eastern Illinois will kick off at 2:30 p.m . in Charleston, Ill. The game will be aired on ESPN3.

doing whatever he can to help out,” said what I think will help him become sucMike Clark, a director in Eastern’s athletics cessful. Well, he’s already successful,” Taydepartment. “One of our favorite sayings is, lor said. “Not only is he self-motivated, he ‘We wish we had two or three David Mill- takes the time to, as they say, pass it forers.’” ward. If somebody has helped him he’s willHis talents weren’t lost on OVC officials, ing to help somebody else. He’s helped lots either. of people become involved in the things we “He was so good this past season do- do here.” ing play-by-play volleyball for EKU that the Taylor said Miller is always willing to OVC invited him to do help students out in the the play-by-play for the lab, always willing to OVC finals,” Taylor said. give input where input “That is a real pat on the is needed. On one ocback.” casion, Taylor said, he Miller said it was a came across a video of special opportunity for Miller acting in a projhim. ect for a fellow student, “That was amazing,” where Miller offered a Mike Clark helping hand to a stuhe said. “It was great to Director of Athletic Public dent in need of an actor get to do something like that because they called Relations for an assignment. here looking for me, “So here he is, he from what I understand. manages Starbucks, So it was really great to he’s full time student, be recognized for something like that, es- he constantly is doing almost any sportpecially since that was my first year ever ing activity EKU is doing, and still he doing anything with volleyball.” takes time to help one of his fellow stuMuch of Miller’s success comes direct- dents by acting in a movie they were doly from his will to persevere in each job ing,” Taylor said. “And a movie isn’t neche takes on. Words such as “hard willing,” essarily his thing, he was just willing to “helpful” and “modest” Taylor has credited do it.” to Miller. So many responsibilities would seem “He is very self-motivated and that’s tough for most people, but Miller said

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these are jobs that must get done. “I just keep going. I don’t stop,” Miller said. “I think that’s the kind of drive that you need, especially in the broadcasting business. Because if you stop, you’re going to just get left behind.” Miller has his eyes open to different job opportunities coming his way once he graduates. Miller hopes his future at Eastern is not over just yet, where he hopes to continue giving back to Eastern after graduating. “I would really like to stay here at EKU and help out with the athletic department, doing the same things that I have been doing, just because I know that when I go, I’d like to think that I’ve made myself indispensable over there,” Miller said. “If not, I’m the kind of person, I go wherever the wind blows. So I will look at all my job offers and whichever I think looks best for me at the time is the one I’ll take.” Should the wind carry Miller away from Eastern in the future, Clark said Miller will be a difficult person to replace in the athletic department. “We’re really lucky to have David. I know he’s done wonders for us. I know this is his last year and we’re really going to miss him,” Clark said. “It’s hard to find students with that type of commitment and love for what they do.”


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Running back JJ Jude, a redshirt freshman from Hagerhill, Ky., scored four touchdowns against Morehead on Sept. 21. He is the first Colonel to get four rushing touchdowns in one game since 2005.

Explosive offense fuels Colonels’ win over Morehead AFTER WIN AT MOREHEAD, EASTERN’S RUNNING BACK NAMED FCS FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK By TYLER PHILLIPS tyler_phillips33@mymail.eku.edu Eastern’s football team (2-2) defeated Morehead State University (0-4), 56-24, after a 20- year hiatus. Eastern and Morehead had not played each other since 1993, despite being separated by only 70 miles. Eastern has not lost to Morehead State since 1971. Eastern’s offense was strong, led by redshirt freshman J.J. Jude. Jude was named both OVC newcomer of the week and national FCS freshman of the week after a 33 carry, 195 yard, four-touchdown performance. Jude tied the single-game record for touchdowns in a game by an Eastern player, which is held by Mark Dunn from 2005. In the first three games of the season, Jude had just 19 carries. He averaged 5.9 yards a carry on Saturday. The Colonels offense accumulated 606 yards of total offense against the Eagles defense, 345 rushing and 261 passing. Quarterback Jared McClain was 17-26 for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Both of those touchdowns were to redshirt freshman Devin Borders. The 6’5” wide receiver from Fort Walton Beach, Fla. finished the game with nine catches for 133 JOHNNA MCKEE/PROGRESS yards. The Colonels tried some trickery against Redshirt sophomore running back Trey Thomas runs for a first down after catching a ball kicked by senior punter Jordan Berry. The unorthodox › SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE B5 fourth-down conversion made it to Yahoo Sports and ESPN airwaves. See the play at easternprogress.com.

Senior’s broadcasting work has him in high demand SENIOR DAVID MILLER APPLIES SPORTS BROADCASTING SKILLS FROM CLASS ON THE FIELD By ASHLEY OWENS ashley_owens46@mymail.eku.edu

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Senior David Miller does play-by-plays and voice-overs for soccer, volleyball and softball at Eastern.

Most students at Eastern are studying in the classroom in hopes of putting those skills to the test in the workforce after they graduate. But for one student, he’s already getting a taste of his dream to work as a sports announcer. David Miller, a senior broadcasting and electronic media major from Heidelberg, Germany, takes the broadcasting voice-overs and play-by-play skills he learns in the classroom and puts them into real life experiences as a student with Eastern’s athletic department. Born and raised in Germany as an army brat, Miller spent his K-12 school years on an American installation while his father served in the army. “It was definitely an experience all in its own,” Miller said. “I think that I am

better off for it. I think that’s where a lot of my work ethics and stuff like that come from.” After graduating from high school, Miller decided to head to the U.S., take an extended vacation and then enroll in college. Once he started his college career, Miller became involved with broadcasting in Eastern’s athletic department, where he has taken on multiple roles. He serves as a crucial piece to the athletics puzzle here at Eastern. He takes care of the play-by-play announcing at volleyball matches for the OVC Network, which is an online site for live streaming of sports within the Ohio Valley Conference. And he also runs the PA system for the women’s basketball team. As if that weren’t enough, Miller also puts together the graphics and video streams for the jumbo scoreboard at home football games. “He knows that you have to do things early, that you can’t just go and set things

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