THE EASTERN PROGRESS
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Search for new EKU vice presidents continues COMMITTEES TO HOST CANDIDATE FINALISTS FOR ON CAMPUS VISITS HALLOWEEN EVENTS SET TO SPOOK RICHMOND, B1
By WESLEY ROBINSON email@example.com Candidates for the newly created vice president positions will visit campus beginning next week. After receiving about 50 applicants, Eastern will host three ﬁnalists for the vice president for university relations and branding. The search committee for the position aims to position ﬁlled by Jan. 1, 2014, said Betina Gardner, dean of libraries and chair of the committee. “We really looked for candidates who showed the potential for being strong leaders and who really had experience with branding, not just pub-
lic relations and marketing,” Gardner said. The candidates will spend about a day and a half on campus for their visit. Each candidate will meet with faculty, staﬀ and community members regarding the open position. The search committee will also host open forums from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, and 12 in Room 108 of the Crabbe Library for each James Ebel Karen Bergh Tim Debolt of the candidates. The process will be similar to the search that landed somebody who can pull together all of the marPresident Michael Benson in that it will the committee will solicit feedback at the keting and branding into one place. The ﬁrst candidate to visit, James Ebel will vispublic forums, Gardner said. “This vice president is really is going to help it campus Nov. 4. Ebel is an integrated marketsteer the future of EKU,” Gardner said. “We want › SEE SEARCH, PAGE A3
Regents approve faculty raises
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Michael Reagle, associate vice president for student affairs, explains the proposed policy change to RSOs to the Student Senate at Tuesday’s meeting.
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Student Senators debated the Registered Student Organization policy change once again Tuesday night, this time failing one resolution and tabling another. Michael Reagle, associate vice president of student affairs, and Judy Spain, university counsel, attended the senate meeting to answer questions the senators had concerning the policy change. The main concern being the policy change’s affect on RSOs membership selection process. They answered questions about the legality of the policy change as well as general information the Student Senators inquired about. Student senators asked why they should approve this, and why the university is trying to push the policy change through.
Reagle answered by saying the university has to take a stand, and this policy is a way to allow RSOs to select their own membership without having to be forced off campus or not able to get the same benefits as student groups that are recognized by the university. Spain discussed the procedure of adopting a new policy. Right now it is in the hands of the Student Senate and Faculty Senate, after that it will go back to the drafting team to consider revisions from those bodies. Then it will be open for a 30-day public comment period, then back to the drafting team, and then to the President and the Board of Regents. Student Senators discussed two resolutions at Tuesday’s meeting. One stating the Student Senate does not support the proposed changes. And one stating that they officially show support to the proposed changes. The first resolution never came to a vote and henceforth failed. The second was tabled until Student Senators draft an appendix to clarify changes that Student Senate wants to make before the policy is implemented.
Part-time faculty can look forward to a raise this spring. The pay increase was approved at the quarterly Board of Regents meeting on Monday, Oct. 28. The raise will be ﬁrst of its kind since 2007. The Board also approved a $1.5 million increase to the salary fund for full-time faculty. The fund increase was made available through the recent reallocations budget restructuring. The raise will not cause any increases to the university’s budget, said Barry Poynter, vice president of ﬁnance and administration. Provost Janna Vice said the raise for part-time faculty is for lecturers and adjunct professors who teach nine or fewer credit hours per semester. Vice said the raise is pegged for every 3 credit hours taught. Part time faculty with doctoral degrees will receive a $600 raise; for a master’s degree $450; and with a bachelor’s degree $250. “It was time to see what we could do to help the part-time faculty,” Vice said. “We value our parttime faculty–they are an important part of our campus programs.” The increase in funding for full-time faculty would allow the university to reduce the number of part-time faculty employed at Eastern. She said currently part-time faculty account for approximately 25 percent of the overall academic production, adding that they’re a key asset for Eastern, Vice said. Vice said the funding increase for full-time faculty was made to advance Eastern in four key areas: potential growth of programs, retention initiatives, accreditation requirements and niche programs. Vice said there would be new budget lines for fulltime employees in the Communication and English departments as a retention measure. President Michael Benson said the idea to give raises to part-time professors was on the table prior to his presidency, but he fully supports the increase. “For those already teaching here and will teach in the future, we wanted to show we appreciated our part-time faculty,” Benson said. Benson said the increase in full-time faculty could help lower professor-student ratios and help Eastern maintain its current accreditations and earn more in the future. Benson said information about the hiring process and how to apply will be made available within the next few weeks. He and Vice said they encourage current part-time and adjunct faculty with proper credentials to apply for the new full-time positions. “We hope our best and most qualiﬁed part-time faculty will apply for the full-time positions,” Vice said. “Certainly, we will continue to need part-time faculty. The increased rate will help us be more competitive and attract the best part-time faculty available.”
Commonwealth Hall to receive $2.5 million renovation TEN FLOORS OF COMMONWEALTH WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO OFFICES BEGINNING JULY 2014 By JACOB BLAIR firstname.lastname@example.org The lights are oﬀ on the top ﬂoors of Commonwealth Hall in preparation for a renovation project that will convert the space into faculty and staﬀ oﬃces next summer. The $2.5 million project, intended to transform the top 10 ﬂoors of Commonwealth Hall, was submitted to the state for approval, said Barry Poynter, vice president for ﬁnance and administration. He said the renovated space will ultimately house ofﬁces for three campus entities: Human Resources, the English Language Instruction program and the E-Campus administrative oﬃces. The project, which is estimated to take eight to ten months, was billed as a cheaper alternative to new construction. “It’s cost-eﬀective for us to utilize this than try to build something,” Poynter said. Poynter said he expects one or two of the groups moving into the oﬃces to be able to do so within three or four months
of the project’s start date in July 2014. He said the move would allow Human Resources to be housed together on a single ﬂoor rather than in various oﬃces scattered across campus. Poynter said E-Campus is expected to occupy about ﬁve ﬂoors because it has outgrown its operating space in the Stratton Building. During the renovations, students living in the building will have access to two elevators for the lowest 10 ﬂoors of the building, Poynter said. The third elevator will be accessible to employees only and will be programmed to go from the second ﬂoor, skip ﬂoors 3-10 and stop on ﬂoors 11-20. Students will still use the front doors for the main entrance, but employees will now use the east entrance of the building. In addition, glass partitions will be erected to separate the student and employee areas on the second ﬂoor. Student keys and fobs won’t work with employee doors, and employee keys won’t work for student doors, Poynter said. One issue the university might face during construction is the change of ventilation and airﬂow if some dorm room walls are removed and the spaces are opened up. “We’ve got to be sure that airﬂow is not restricted but we’re working with architects to ﬁgure that out,” Poynter said.
The university hasn’t decided what to do with the space left over from the oﬃces that are moving to Commonwealth Hall but Poynter said the College of Justice and
Safety would gain the space E-Campus has been occupying in the Stratton Building. “I’m excited about this project,” Poynter said. “It’s going to be a neat outcome.”
A scale model of the renovation project that would transform the top 10 floors of Commonwealth Hall to office space. The project will start July 2014
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POLICE POLICE BEAT BEAT
An oﬃcer responded to the C3 Store in the Wallace Building after property damage was reported. The oﬃcer arrived and noticed two doors were open on the C3 store and found 3 other doors with pry marks. The damage is estimated at $500.
Eastern Police and the Richmond Fire Department responded to Palmer Hall at 12:51 a.m. after the ﬁre alarm was activated. Upon arrival, the Richmond Fire Department found an odor coming from an air conditioning unit. Facilities Services was notiﬁed and arrived. Facilities inspected the unit and advised the motor’s bearings had stopped working and caused the unit to smoke. Approximately 220 people were evacuated. The air conditioning unit was shut oﬀ until it could be repaired and the alarm was reset. An Eastern Police oﬃcer and the Richmond Fire Department responded to the Model Lab School at 6:10 p.m. after the ﬁre alarm was activated. Upon arrival, the oﬃcer did not ﬁnd any smoke or ﬁre, but found a fog machine that could have caused the activation.
Oct. 18 An oﬃcer was called to Dupree Hall at 8:36 a.m. after a staﬀ member reported a window was broken in the south stairwell on the 10th ﬂoor. The oﬃcer was called back to the building at 11:25 a.m. after a student said his door was broken and had been kicked in.
An oﬃcer responded to Alumni Coliseum after a theft was reported. Upon arrival, the oﬃcer made contact with a staﬀ member who reported that a golf cart was missing after the football game. The value of the golf cart is $6500.
Circle K International hosts coat drive Eastern’s new organization Circle K International will host a coat drive on campus during the month of November. Gently used winter coats will be accepted. All coats will be distributed to people in need around the community. Circle K International meets weekly on 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the lobby of Middle Powell. For more information about Circle K contact president Sebastian Torres at sebastian_torres1@ mymail.eku.edu Eric Kuertz
SGA Halloween Ball takes place in Keen Johnson ballroom
An Eastern Police oﬃcer and the Richmond Fire Department responded to McGregor Hall at 7:24 p.m. after the ﬁre alarm was activated. Upon arrival, the oﬃcer found someone had been cooking food with grease without proper ventilation.
The event is scheduled to have a live disc jockey, a free photo booth, free food, plenty of good music and dancing. Students need to make sure they wear a costume since there will be a costume contest with prizes. To attend, students can pick up two free tickets in the SGA Office in Middle Powell. For more information contact Brandon Mandigo, vice president for Student Activities Council at brandon.mandigo@ eku.edu.
Fastpitch Softball faces Cincinnati Eastern’s Club Fastpitch Softball Team will be playing on Intramural Field One, at noon Saturday, Nov. 2nd against the University of Cincinnati. After the game, the team follows up with three more games against UC. The team practices on the Intramural Fields from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, contact Kourtney Chrisman at Kourtney_Chrisman2@mymail.eku.edu.
Eastern’s Student Government Association is hosting the annual Halloween Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 31.
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Herzog challenges faculty, students to examine human and animal relationships By BRIANNA WHITE firstname.lastname@example.org Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, came to campus and presented studies and observations based on the relationship between animal and human behavior and the negotiations made by humans in order to solve real life ethical conﬂicts. Herzog opened his Chautauqua lecture by discussing the large impact animals have on human life in both the past and present. Early humans drew animals on cave walls and, as shown in the results of a study presented at the lecture, of the 40 percent of people with tattoos, 30 percent of those tattoos are of animals, whether it is a pet or a symbolic representation. Animals are crucial to humans and are now seen as a commonality and even sometimes an expectation to have or to like Herzog said. “You cannot be president of the United States unless you own a dog,” Herzog said. Herzog questions the deﬁnitions of art and of beauty. The example that he gave was of how Spain views bullﬁghting as an art just like hunters view their kills. Herzog said this impacts animals as they are all around us and have become a fashion statement in modern culture. Asking for the audience’s participation, Herzog presented three pictures, one of children, one of a dog and one of a robotic dog. He asks the audience to vote if each has thoughts, emotions and a sense of right or wrong. Similar to the results he presented from a previous study, the dog and the children have something in common. The relationship between humans and their animals can be inseparable, but the limits humans have found in the relationship could be controversial. “But if animals are like us, why is it okay
to kill them? Why can we eat an animal but not a kid?” Herzog asked. Herzog presented a study showing 73 to 75 percent of Americans support the animal rights movement and many of them become vegetarian. Even though the amount of vegetarians is supposedly high, the yearly count of meat eaters hasn’t changed, but increased. The study showed the United States is the number one meat-consuming country in the world. From those tested, 65 percent of vegetarians admitted to eating meat within 24 hours of the study being conducted. Returning to his previous point, Herzog questions what makes something “cute.” Herzog compares pictures of a baby harp seal and a blob ﬁsh. The seal prompted sympathetic and caring reaction while the blob ﬁsh prompted laughter and disgusted reactions. It is animals like the seal that become powerful incentives in advertisements. When Disney’s Bambi came out, a rapid decline in hunting occurred. “Why do big eyes make a diﬀerence?” Herzog asked. However, big eyes are not the diﬀerence. It is the perspective in which an animal is viewed, according to Herzog. He said environmentalists tend to view deer as stoic and good, while farmers view them as calf killers and ruthless. As observed in today’s society, the relationships between humans and animals have become a blurred line between what is appropriate for human life and what is appropriate for animal life. Pets can now have many human luxuries such as weddings and massages. Studies have shown humans can spend up to $50 billion per year on their pets Herzog said. Herzog encouraged audience participation again by asking what lengths a person would go to in order to save an animal. When the animal was speciﬁed to one’s pet, great sacriﬁces would be made to save
Hal Herzog signs his book Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, after the Chautauqua lecture on Thursday, October 24, in Brock Auditorium in the Coates Building.
the animal. People do what is best for their animals in diﬀerent ways. This is shown between reactions to saving one’s own pet and the controversial hanging of Mary the elephant, who was put to death for killing a man in 1916. “Our moral sense involves a mismatch of culture, biology, language, logic and emotions,” Herzog said. Students in attendance said they enjoyed the presentation even though some were required to attend. “Even though I had to come, I thought it was extremely interesting,” said Cas Chaplin, 18, a freshman communications major from Richmond. “The book made me think
Scholarship born out of tragedy AN EASTERN GRAD IS MEMORIALIZED WITH A SCHOLARSHIP IN HIS NAME By EMILY SAWYER email@example.com After a tragic shotgun accident claimed the life of an Eastern graduate earlier this year, a memorial scholarship was established that would allow his legacy to continue. Kyle J. Thacker, a graduate of Eastern’s Department of Economics, died less than a year after his May 2012 commencement. The Department of Economics established the scholarship in his name for junior and senior economics students who are U.S. citizens with a 2.5 GPA or greater. The scholarship was announced at the homecoming tailgate. This year’s
winner of the scholarship will be announced at the department’s holiday party in December. Applications for the scholarship are due by Nov. 25. In the future, the winner will be announced at the homecoming tailgate. A committee made up of faculty, Kyle’s twin brother and some department alumni will evaluate the scholarship applications. The committee will determine the winner of the scholarship based on merit and ﬁnancial need. The committee will also determine how the scholarship funds should be distributed. Gyan Pradhan, chair for the Department of Economics, said the scholarship is not necessarily for ﬁ nancial aid, but holds a symbolic meaning. “We’re thrilled with that prospect. That we’re able to do something, even small, in his memory,” Pradhan said. The Department of Economics emailed an application form to all eco-
nomics students. The scholarship was initially going to be a one-time scholarship, but after generous donations from faculty, family and alumni, the scholarship may now be awarded once a year for a few years. Pradhan said this year’s scholarship is the main focus and every year after is a bonus. Pradhan said the scholarship is not endowed, meaning it is funded only by donations, The department is not heavily soliciting donations, but are publicizing to alumni and faculty so they can donate in Kyle’s honor. Donations for the scholarship can be made to the Department of Economics or the Eastern Kentucky University Foundation. On a related note, Pradhan said there would be an economics scholarship starting in the spring for a more ﬁnancial reason. He said both scholarships should help students.
(From left) Economics professor Fred Ruppel, Eastern’ President Michael Benson, Loretta Thacker, Keith Thacker, Lacey Thacker and David Thacker gather in honor of Kyle Thacker. A scholarship was created in his honor
of things I haven’t thought of before. The topics in the book were mentioned but explained more in depth during the lecture.” Many students who had pets could relate to the lecture. “Herzog has made me think of a new perspective on animals and my own relationship with my dogs,” said Chris Fletcher, 18, a math education major from Richmond. Herzog’s presentation brought similar connections between the relationship of humans and animals. “When we study our relationships with animals, we are studying ourselves,” Herzog said in his closing remarks.
SEARCH CONTINUED FROM A1 ing communication professor at West Virginia University. Karen Bergh will visit Nov. 5. Bergh is the director of public relations at the University of Redlands. Tim Debolt will visit Nov. 12. DeBolt is the director of marketing and communications at the University of North Dakota. Gardner said the nationwide search considered the qualiﬁcations of the applicants to ﬁnd an individual that could help the university hone its brand, building a high-performance team to communicate Eastern’s message. “We were asked to ﬁnd a strong leader who knew a process by which a university could brand itself and be competitive with other universities,” Gardner said. Gardner said there isn’t a speciﬁc time carved out for the candidates to meet with students, but she encourages students to attend the open forums. “I would love it if students came to the open forum,” Gardner said. Everything the university does is in service to the students. I’m really excited to hear what students have to say.” Candidates for the vice president for student success vacancy will visit campus the week of Nov. 18, said Malcolm Frisbie, biology professor and chair of the position’s search committee. “A lot of the people that are going to be involved in the interview parts of the process are going to be the same,” Frisbie said of both vice presidential searches. Frisbie said the committee has is identifying ﬁnalists and is working out the ﬁnal plans for campus visits. Frisbie said the committee has a student member who will help gather a broad representation of students across campus to meet the candidate. “We’re planning to have each of the candidates interact with a small student group as well where there can be some in depth conversation,” Frisbie said. Frisbie said he’s excited to move forward with the interview process. He said the potential ﬁnalists’ experience, ideas and energy make them great ﬁts for the university. “The candidate is in essence interviewing us and the campus,” Frisbie said. “They can get a sense of who we are and where we’re going to get a sense of whether this is where they want to build their career.” Review each of the candidates cover letter and credentials at easternprogress.com.
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The Colonel isn’t as bad as you’ve heard Should Eastern drop the Colonel as its mascot? That’s the question posed recently by historian William Ellis, who’s written books on the history of Eastern Kentucky University as well as education in the Commonwealth. In a Sept. 26, 2013, letter to The Progress, Ellis wrote about Eastern’s adoption of the Colonel in the 1960s: “Th is 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.” Ellis touched a nerve. Politically-incorrect mascots have been in the media’s crosshairs in recent years. Just ask Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who’s repeatedly had to drag himself before microphones to reaﬃ rm his support for his NFL team’s beleaguered mascot. Eastern’s own president, Michael Benson, soon weighed in on the question as well, issuing a statement in support of the university’s bolo tie-wearing bloke. “The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a long-standing practice of bestowing its highest recognition - Honorary Kentucky Colonel - to those deemed worthy by the Governor. Eastern Kentucky University embraces the same philosophy of bestowing its highest recognition - EKU Colonel - to our worthy students pursuing their educational and personal goals. EKU will continue to use the Colonel as our institutional mascot.” Eastern has been through this cycle before. When the university was founded in 1906, it took on the name Maroons. In the 1920s, there was a push to change the mascot from the Maroons to the Leopards. There was even talk about purchasing a leopard from the Memphis Zoo. That idea failed and the original name stuck until 1963, when the university’s President Robert R. Martin decided to
change Eastern’s mascot to the Colonel. And it’s remained the Colonel for the past 50 years. Although not every editor at The Progress believes the mascot should remain Colonels, the majority of the staﬀ believes changing the school’s mascot would be pointless and wasteful for several reasons. First, what exactly is wrong with the word Colonel? Some argue the “Old South” comes to mind with the mention of the word colonel, labeling it an offensive term merely by association with that era. But that seems like a stretch. Virtually any mascot choice is not immune from some complaint or criticism. And to be honest, more people are likely to associate the word Colonel with Kentucky Fried Chicken than they are with antebellum U.S. history. Can we at least get credit for original-
ity with our mascot? Look at the University of Kentucky for example, whose mascot is the Wildcat. It just so happens to be identical to dozens of other school mascots around the country as well. How about “Bulldogs” or “Eagles”? We could switch to one of those common mascots, and in the process, be lumped in with countless elementary and middle schools that share the name. Or we could keep our individuality and continue with the Colonel. Eastern is part of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and did you know that the governor of Kentucky identiﬁes Kentucky citizens as Colonels? As President Benson said, the term Colonel is about honor, respect and leadership within the state. It is also one of the highest military ranks and sends a message of leadership and integrity to any who consider themselves a Colonel. That is the message East-
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Letter misrepresented protester’s position As one of the student/veterans in the photo that has been unfairly labeled as a Tea Party activist and a racist by Mr. Kasiak in his letter to The Progress last week, I feel I should clarify a few things about the Gadsden ﬂag (The “Don’t Tread on Me” ﬂag) and the military personnel that it represents that have also been unfairly labeled as such. As I said, I am a veteran of 13 years in the U.S. Army and a current student at Eastern. I organized a small group of Eastern students/veterans to participate in the Million Veteran March on the Memorials during the government shutdown. The march was not aﬃliated with any political party, members, groups, activists, or any other “label” that someone could put on it. It was simply a march organized by veterans and consisting of veterans who felt the shutdown of the memorials was an attack on the constitutional rights of ALL Americans, speciﬁcally the older veterans from the WWII and Vietnam era. The purpose of this march was to demonstrate the veteran’s disagreement with any and all government activities that would use veterans as political pawns. As a veteran, I completely felt that carrying and displaying the Gadsden ﬂag was very appropriate as it represents the U.S. military and its veterans dating back to pre-Revolutionary War. The ﬂag stands for all Americans, military or civilian, who would choose to stand against
ern sends to potential students. If all these arguments fail to persuade those in favor of the switch, there’s still the issue of money. Just think about all the merchandise graced by the Colonel’s countenance: T-shirts, sweatshirts, banners, ﬂags, rugs, buses and buildings. All of that would have to be swapped out. There are also brand new video boards recently purchased by the athletic department with “Colonels” strewn across the boards. Then you factor in the basketball court’s giant Colonel head in the center. Overall, it’s safe to say Eastern likely would be looking at millions of dollars in new expenses if they were to change the mascot. Considering that we’re still struggling to ﬁ nd the money to complete the New Science Building, the university is clearly in no position to go on a fanciful spending spree. Even if it did, would you really want the money spent on a mascot change or would you rather see it spent on something such as an upgrade to some of the numerous run-down buildings on campus or a new resident parking lot? True, the Colonel displayed on the signs and busses around campus is completely outdated with his bolo tie and oldtimey suit. A makeover perhaps is warranted, but not a complete change. Mason Smith, a senior lecturer in the Department of English and Theatre, suggested in a letter to The Progress that we modernize the Colonel. The athletic department seems to have already made a step in this direction with its refreshing of the athletic Colonel. And the mascot at Eastern’s sports events is dressed in attire more closely resembling a maroon jumpsuit rather than rumpled rags of the old Colonel. So rather than completely change our mascot, can we just dress him up a bit? After all, would we really want to give our Colonel the boot on his 50th birthday?
anyone, including our own government, that would try to take away our Constitutional freedoms and rights. The ﬂag is currently still in use by the U.S. military today and is ﬂown on the bow of every active U.S. Naval ship. Neither the ﬂag, nor anyone in the picture, was representing any political party or groups (Tea Party included), nor were we representing racial hatred or bigotry of any shape or form. To suggest otherwise without knowing us, would be to show one’s own personal lack of education, prejudice and ignorance such as what happened here by Mr. Kasiak. As an American and a veteran, I feel that the education of something as important as the Gadsden ﬂag should be something taught in our American history courses. Therefore, I am more than happy to extend an oﬀer to Mr. Kasiak to have a sit-down conversation to discuss the march in DC and to educate him further about the history of the Gadsden ﬂag. This would also give the two of us an opportunity to get to know each other so that we can base our opinions on personal experiences in a face-to-face forum rather than relying on misguided inﬂuences. As a side note: The Eastern Progress is an independent student newspaper ran by students and not Eastern faculty.
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The Eastern Progress’ coverage of SGA fails the objectivity test CHRIS THURMAN Guest Columnist
I will always be the ﬁ rst to support any approach of criticizing that this newspaper chooses to utilize regarding the aﬀ airs and actions of the Student Government Association. I believe it is the duty of publications such as this one to oﬀer a diﬀering perspective on the issues SGA becomes involved in, as I completely realize that on occasion the student government behaves in a manner that is incongruent with our promises to the student population. However, I choose to lend my support only to articles and perspectives that are done in a respectful and cohesive manner that oﬀer a tangible and meaningful argument presented with the dignity one would expect out of a publication such as this. With this in mind, I cannot lend my support to the manner in which The Eastern Progress has been reporting on the affairs of Student Government in the past few weeks. I have consistently read articles that are dripping with bias, and have
seen a once respected publication become the target of ridicule not only from members of SGA but from outside parties such as faculty. In the spirit of friendship and in the interest of providing another side to the issues that have plagued Student Government within the past few weeks, I am oﬀering now to respectfully declare my issues with the practices of The Eastern Progress. In last week’s issue, there was a wellwritten article concerning the kendo club, one of the newest (and in my opinion, coolest) registered student organizations on campus. Mr. Sparks did a wonderful job explaining the Kendo club, but did not mention at all the fact that the organization received 3,000 dollars from Student Senate in this semester’s appropriations meeting. You may think this to be arbitrary to include in an article, but consider the fact that The Progress only focused on an organization that Student Senate awarded little money to in the appropriations meeting, instead of also speaking with clubs like Kendo that walked away very satisﬁed with what they were given. Th is does not have the ring of unbiased journalism. To include only unsatisﬁed organizations leads readers to believe that all those who attended the meeting were not awarded anything, which is quite untrue.
Perhaps the piece of last week’s issue that caused the most controversy was the perspectives article concerning the court case regarding Ethics Administrator Deaton and the resulting decision that found him guilty of overstepping the boundaries of his oﬃce. While everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion on the matter, I could not help but notice the glaring contradictions within the piece. The author spoke of how the court case should not have been made public, yet went on to declare the necessity of Student Government to be as transparent as possible in matters regarding the students. Would The Progress prefer that any other matters such as this in the future be kept quiet and out of the ears of the student population? Is this not what the entire case was about in the ﬁ rst place? How much transparency is too much in the eyes of this publication? At what point do we in SGA decide to keep matters out of the public eye and handle our “family issues from within.” Our main interest is serving the student population, and many facets of our branches do just that on a daily basis, but these are not the stories that the Progress intends to print. Th is student government was elected by students with the idea in mind that we would not keep anything from them. From public court cases to open meetings,
we have constantly invited student participation and opinion regarding our aﬀ airs, as they relate to each and every member of this campus. However, articles such as this fail to grasp the real issues, instead I see the Progress ﬂoundering in resentment for an organization that is here to serve them. If the court case was a waste of time, is an entire page dedicated to saying so really necessary? Why not speak on some of the new homecoming traditions Student Activities Council worked tirelessly to see come to fruition, or perhaps have a small piece on Student Senate’s declaration of support for initiatives that will make EKU a more environmentally friendly campus? I do not fault the Eastern Progress for these discrepancies, they are simply doing what they see occurring in “real world” journalism on a daily basis. Real issues are swept under the rug in favor of public dissonance and attempted humiliation, because that is what people want to read about. I truly believe that this newspaper has the grit and know-how to turn itself around and be a publication that can be both critical of SGA as well as receptive to the good it does for students around campus, and organizations like the Kendo Club. Chris Thurman is a English and political science senior. He is the SGA Senate Committee on Committees Chair.
Campus Sound Off Would you change Eastern’s mascot? If so, how would you change it and why?
“I would change it to the eagle, because just like an eagle, you can go anywhere you want with what you learn here at EKU.” Kathlyn Cummings Hometown: Winchester Major: Occupaonal science Year: Junior
“I would go with the Indians or nave Warriors and keep the colors maroon with black. I would change it because I hate the way colonels is spelled, and Indians or warriors sounds more inmidang than a colonel.”
“I would change it to a modern day colonel to go with the veteran spirit present at EKU.” Kyle Williams Hometown: Lexington Major: Undeclared Year: Freshman
“Squirrels because they are fast and very vicious.” Megan Scheper Hometown: Covington Major: Educaon Year: Sophomore
Nate Kidd Hometown: Somerset Major: Communicaons Studies Year: Senior
“I wouldn’t change the mascot because I like the tradion of the colonel.”
“A general because it is higher ranking than a colonel.”
Kara Birmingham Hometown: Bourbonville Major: Criminal Jusce Year: Freshman
Nick Finley Hometown: Manchester Major: Computer science Year: Junior
“I would like to change the mascot to a cougar because they’re my favorite animal.”
“Pirates because it is a more vicious type of colonels.”
Dawson Helton Hometown: Blanchester, Ohio Major: Public Relaons Year: Senior
Ausn Grisham Hometown: Louisville Major: Graphic design Year: Senior
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The International Student Association will host its 28th annual banquet at 6:30 Nov 2. in the Keen Johnson Ballroom.
International banquet to showcase culture, diversity By KRISTI BRANHAM firstname.lastname@example.org African, Nigerian/Kenyan dance, Russian gymnastics, traditional Mexican meringue and Korean folk songs are just some of the anticipated performances for the 28th annual International Banquet. Eastern’s International Student Association (ISA) will host the event from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Keen Johnson Ballroom. The event will showcase cultural diversity and authentic food dishes. The purpose of the banquet is to “represent diﬀerent cultures on campus” said ISA President Allia Vaez. She is one of the coordinators of the events and is in charge of rehearsals. Vaez said ISA started rehearsals in the Moberly Building a week ago to ensure this year’s banquet stands out from the rest. ISA’s Secretary, Briana Ford said she is passionate about this year’s event and hopes it will be one that attendees won’t forget. She said preparations for the event are keeping the decoration and food committees busy. Everything is being inspected to ensure cultural authenticity. The decorating committee is handcrafting decorations centered on tradition. A fashion show will showcase traditional garb from Korea, China, Africa and India. This year the layout of performances will change as well. Vaez and Ford said they are excited about a surprise performance scheduled during the banquet. Performances are arranged to build up to an unveiling of the surprise. It wouldn’t be a banquet without food. Vaez said the food committee is making sure taste buds take a trip around the world. International cuisines will be at the ﬁngertips, forks and chopsticks of those who attend. Homemade sushi, Chinese chicken, Japanese, Brazilian, Dutch and Iranian dishes will be prepared. These are authentic meals you will not ﬁnd at the local supermarket or restaurant. Ford shared her excitement for the upcoming banquet by discussing the importance of representing cultural diversity on campus. “We want to promote cultural diversity to unify international students with other students on campus,” Ford said. The event is expected to host more than 300 people. Tickets are available for $15 at the International Oﬃce, Room 455 in the Whitlock Building.
When he was younger, Don Bornhorst would sneak into the airport and lay at the end of the runway and watch planes land above him. When he graduated from Conner High School, his parents bought him $800 worth of stock in Comair. That sparked the beginning of an adventure for Don Bornhorst. “What you become depends on what you do today,” Bornhorst said. It was It was standing room only in the Business and Technology Center’s auditorium Thursday morning for the College of Business and Technology’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Bornhorst, a 1987 graduate of Eastern with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, is currently the Senior Vice President of Delta Air Lines, Inc. and President of Delta Connection. While at Eastern, he was involved in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. “My time here at Eastern was a very formative time in my life,” Bornhorst said. Bornhost said he decided to go to Eastern forBornhorst said one factor that inﬂuenced his decision of where to attend college was because his parents, who were alumni and 1950s graduates. A high school teacher told him he had a knack for accounting and Bornhorst worked toward pursued that degree. In his lecture he He encouraged students to be humble, to be a servant leader and be passionate. “Figure out what you’re passionate about and have a purpose for your passion,” Bornhorst said. He even made a reference to the social media picture app Instagram to explain how important everyday decisions are in college. “What you Instagram this afternoon depends on what you do this morning,” Bornhorst said. He encouraged all of the students to take advantage of their college environment. “You’ll be surrounded by people
Don Bornhorst shared educational experience as well as his professional background at the Business and Technology Auditorium, Thursday. Oct. 24.
who have a common interest and you’re surrounded by smart people,” Bornhorst said. He reminisced about his childhood home, which has since been demolished to allow for an additional runway at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, in Hebron. Bornhost was Chief Financial Ofﬁcer for Comair, when they accepted a purchase deal from Delta in 1999, the original stock his parents bought in 1983 was valued at $18,000 in 1999. The purchase of Comair was valued at $1.8 billion. One of his college epiphany moments happened after he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He said the fraternity was in bad shape when it came to ﬁnances and he wanted to quit but the faculty adviser, Ralph Thompson, told him to stick with the fraternity. Bornhorst learned a valuable lesson from the experience; that sometimes you can’t be just like the rest of the group, you have to take charge to be productive. He even addressed the Flight 5191 crash from Aug. 26, 2009, at the Blue Grass Airport. “I’m a big believer that God doesn’t give you a challenge bigger than you can handle,” Bornhorst said. He said on that day he received
a call at 6 a.m. and worked through press conferences and site tours until midnight. He didn’t have anything to eat until midnight when somebody from the Salvation Army gave him a ham and cheese sandwich. Ironically, Delta was scheduled to do a disaster drill on the day of the lecture. He said the press conference he hosted that day is still being used to prepare executives on how to handle a corporate disaster when all of the details are not available. Bornhorst went on to praise Eastern’s aviation program. He said a faculty member who works at the University of Auburn in the aviation program said that our program is better than Auburn’s. He encouraged students to make sure they do things well. “If you perform well, that will speak volumes for you,” Bornhorst said. Bornhorst said after the lecture that he had a full-ride scholarship from the Phi Delta Theta national fraternity during his senior year at Eastern. He said his activities outside of the classroom were important to him. “I learned as much from my extracurricular activities as I did from my classes,” Bornhorst said.
Alphabet Center’s Pride Week highlights LGBT community events on campus By KASEY TYRING AND COURTNEY TURNER email@example.com The Alphabet Center is providing an opportunity for students to gain insight into the LGBT culture as a part of its Pride Week. Starting Sunday, Nov. 3, the week will highlight Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) culture with informational forums, a pride pageant and an open stage night. “Pride Week will show students that they aren’t alone,” said Corey Bowling, 20, junior public relations major from Somerset, who is also the vice president of the Al-
phabet Center. “It will help unify the LGBT community on campus as a whole and it will also inform students that are not familiar with the LGBT community.” Pride Week starts on Sunday night with the Open Stage Pride Night, the event will allow anyone to come up and share his or her stories. Adam Sparks, 19, sophomore public relations major from Mount Sterling, serves as the social events chair for the Alphabet Center. “I’m mostly excited about the ﬁrst one. It’s basically an open mike night, but pride related,” Sparks said. “People can share poetry, stories or music and it’s open to the public.” The Alphabet Center will host infor-
mational forums Monday through Friday night. Forums will bring in speakers from around the state, Eastern professors and some leaders in the Alphabet Center. Pride Week wraps up on Saturday with the Pride Pageant. It will be broken into three rounds. The presentation round will have contestants wear pride themes outﬁts to present themselves to the judges and the crowd. “You can deﬁnitely expect rainbows and brightly colored clothing,” Sparks said. The second round will be two performances, one pride related and one personality related. “For example, my second performance will be Beyoncé’s Single Ladies dance,”
Sparks said. “Its going to be a fun time because you get to see people perform, it’s a competition and you’ll get to see some people do drag! ” The last round is a question and answer portion. HIV testing will be provided on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday for anyone who is interested. “I think Pride Week will allow an opportunity for everyone to feel important,” said William Chester, 18, an undeclared freshman from Stanford. “There are always Greek and Christian based events on campus, but you never hear of events for the gay community. This event will be the time when the LGBT community is involved.”
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Ghost hunter goes beyond the grave SELF-PROCLAIMED PSYCHIC GIVES CAMPUS TOUR AND COMMUNICATES WITH THE DEAD By MEGAN LOY email@example.com
Chris Moon, a self-proclaimed “ghost hunter,” visited Eastern on Tuesday, giving a performance in which he helped several students hear the voices of dead loved ones over a phone. He also gave a campus tour where they searched for ghosts.
Psychic Chris Moon visited Eastern on Tuesday to explain the paranormal and take a few students on a ghost hunting adventure. Moon said he discovered he had psychic abilities at 7-years-old when his parents moved to a new house in the Midwest. He was staying in his bedroom for the ﬁrst night and he just couldn’t get to sleep. He opened his eyes and saw a little boy at the foot of his bed. His father told him to stop making up stories about the house being haunted. Moon said he continued to see the boy every night until Moon asked the boy to go away. Moon said his parents realized that the house may actually be haunted after Moon and his mother were putting away the dishes from the dishwasher. After they ﬁnished, they began to watch some television when Moon decided he wanted some ice cream him and his mother discovered the dishes had disappeared. Moon said his mother realized something or someone else might live in the house with them. Moon said his mother and grandmother also possess psychic abilities. His grandmother kept it hidden and told her
daughter to keep her abilities hidden as well. She wanted to protect her daughter from being called crazy or being placed in an institution. “My mother said that she was able to accept her abilities because I had the courage to say this is who I am and this is what I do,” Moon said. Moon said his grandmother suﬀers from Alzheimer’s, but she will still communicate with him in moments of clarity. After the presentation Moon took a few students on a ghost hunting tour. As the students walked into the Keene Johnson ballroom they were given a rafﬂe ticket. Around 50 tickets were pulled at the end of the show and those students were allowed to go with Moon throughout Keene Johnson in an attempt to talk to the spirits. The students were led into the PearlBuchannan theater and up onto the stage. Moon instructed the students to be quiet and not to demand anything from the spirits but to treat them with the respect that they deserved. Moon provided what he referred to as a telephone to the dead used in to communicate with the spirits. He said his spiritual brother Tyler is the operator from the other side. Tyler died in a car accident when he was 18 and has been with Moon since Moon acquired the telephone to the dead. Moon considers him to be one of the closest friends on the other side and hasn’t
felt closer to another person before. Tyler told Moon there were 88 diﬀerent spirits present in the theater. Several audience members participated with Moon. He said their participation helped a large number of spirits pass over to the other side, students were allowed to call out names to see if their loved ones could be reached on the other side. Rachel Daniel, sophomore, Morgan Fussinger, senior, Zach Moore, senior, and Raychel Pete, freshman, were able to hear the voices of their loved ones over the telephone speaker. The experience was a very emotional experience for everyone involved. After the ghost hunt was completed students were able to hang back and talk to Moon in a smaller group. He discussed with a couple students that they had very speciﬁc auras. Everyone has their own aura in this life and in others but no two auras are exactly alike. “We all carry an aura with us,” Moon said. “The impression that it puts oﬀ is what needs to be relayed to the individual. Just because two auras are both green doesn’t mean that they mean the same thing.”
Campy Halloween movies ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SCARY MOVIES, BUT MANY OF THE BEST ONES EMPHASIZE CAMP OVER CARNAGE By WYATT MADDEN firstname.lastname@example.org
The decorations for Lexington’s Fright Nights promised an enticing trail of horror that unfortunately did not deliver.
Fright Night: Fast, but not so furious By ZANA DAY email@example.com Dark mazes, zombies, screams, and getting chased by a chain saw; all have one thing in common—haunted houses. Fright Nights in Lexington had all those elements and added many more twists to their ﬁve different trails. Three of the trails are in Jacobson Park in Lexington and the other two were at 3898 Haley Rd., Lexington. The attractions opened the last weekend in September and will run through Nov. 2. The two most talked about trails are Zombie Paintball Hayride and Haunted Hayride. Who wouldn’t be excited at the prospect of acting out a live-action version of World War Z or Night of the Living Dead?
The Zombie Paintball Hayride tickets were sold both online and at ticket booths. Tickets for individual hay rides were $18 for the Zombie Paintball and $18 for the Haunted Hayrides or $24 for both. They also oﬀered VIP passes which allowed riders to bypass lines. The initial ticket includes 100 paintballs, which are poured into a paintball gun that is mounted to the side of the wagon. The wagon is pulled by a tractor through a maze of maize. If a rider was expecting to be rushed by a crowd of zombies while taking them out with brightly colored paint balls, they would be disappointed. The ride was more low key. It had some interesting components, some fun scenes and some larger props but took the rider in a loop where they shot
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Richmond gears-up for Halloween By WYATT MADDEN firstname.lastname@example.org EKU students have a variety of options when it comes to local Halloween events this season. Madison Garden will have three events with no cover for entry. Thursday, Oct. 31, will feature a live disc jockey, a light show as well as Halloween themed drink specials. A costume contest will take place the same night where students and the community can try to win gift cards or cash prizes. First place will receive a $100 cash prize. Second place will receive a $25 gift card, while third receives a $20 gift card. On Friday, Nov. 1, an independent group from Lexington,“Drew and the HGH Band” will be performing live.
Also on Friday, students can bring in their decorated pumpkins for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. Saturday, Nov. 2, “Carl Hatmaker & the Red Headed Stepchildren”will be performing dressed as KISS. The Paddy Wagon will be hosting a costume contest with cash prizes and “Jason and the Punknecks” will be performing live. Currier’s Music World will give away free candy and a chance to enter a drawing to win a $25 gift card. The Sapphire Night Club will host costume contests Thursday through Saturday with $750 worth of cash prizes. Costumes will be judges based on“most sexy”and“most creative.”
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Traditional horror films have a chance during the Halloween season, but what about horror films whose cinematic standards are so low that they’re good? Cult classics usually end up being viewed so badly by critics because of their low budgets and poor quality that their absurdity demands our attention. When it comes to the horror genre, you’ve got your choices: sadist, stalker, slasher, vampires, possession and poltergeist, along with many other things that creep at night. A great horror film finds a new way to creep out the audience. Some of these films are so absurd that they need to be watched for the experience. Thankskilling (2009) has some of the worst acting that I have ever seen in a slasher film. Even though it’s primarily a comedy, actors depict their character in a monotone voice while their gestures seem forced and stale. Even the plot and setting of college kids going camping during Thanksgiving break where they discover a cursed homicidal turkey seems cliché and overworked. Sure, the murdering turkey is a new concept, but it seems misplaced. What Thankskilling does accomplish is gripping the viewer into watching the film in its entirety due to its pure absurdity. The main villain, Turkie, is a bewitched turkey from the first Thanksgiving who comes out to slay as many white men as he can every 505 years. The beginning scene starts in 1621 “the olden days” with a nun who’s topless running around in the woods who gets slaughtered by Turkie. Then cue in the college students. Yes, it really does begin that way. Classic remakes have been surfacing over the last decade, bringing life to old films that were once popular, sometimes bringing a twist to it. Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) is remake/re-imagining, that brought new life to the masked murderer Michael Myers as the ninth installment in the series. Like the classic, Halloween (1978) follows the murders of Myers but includes his childhood. Zombie’s remake masterfully captures original fans while also captivating newcomers. Another film by Zombie that didn’t get critical acclaim, House of 1000 Corpses follows two couples who are traveling to write a book on offbeat road attractions. They meet a gas station owner named Captain Spalding who informs them of a local fable known as “Dr. Satan.” While driving down a road on a stormy night, they encounter a female
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Yoga club offers spirtual release By MAYA JOHNSON email@example.com
Hare Krishna Bhakti Yoga Club is a group that helps students develop devotion and love for their inner selves. The club is led by Jared Dye, a 22-year-old Earth-Science Teaching major and his spiritual mentor Adikarta. They recite a chant named the Maha Mantra, which translates to a way for people to ﬁnd the happiness they strive for in life. The Hare Krishna Mantra is a sanskrit language consisting of three words: Hare, Krishna and Rama. Sanskirt is a historical Indo-Aryan language and is a primary ritualistic language of Hinduism. It is a call to the Lord and His internal energy, Hara, for giving protection to the conditioned soul. According to the club’s information card, it is chanted as: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare “Our group is more of a spiritual release,” Dye said. “We want to introduce the physical part of yoga, but we haven’t found an instructor to teach it.” Dye and Adikarta said the physical part of Bhakti yoga is a small part of it. “The American concept of yoga is mostly physical ﬁtness,” Adikarta said. “That is only one part. Yoga is meant to be practiced in all forms.” Adikarta said there are nine diﬀerent types of yoga. He referred it as a ladder, where each technique must be taught and learned to get the full experience of yoga. Dye and Adikarta met on campus. Adikarta has been coming to Eastern for more than a year, distributing books and spreading the knowledge of the Hare Krishna movement. Dye later visited his farm in Estill Co. “He introduced me to Bhakti yoga,” Dye said. “I’ve eaten vegetarian meals with him and his family. I go there once a week.” Eating vegetarian snacks is an important part of Bhakti yoga. Dye said it is a part of the ﬁtness aspect of yoga, but they also do not believe in eating anything that is alive. “Neither of us drink coﬀee or tea. Adikarta said modern life is very stressful, and being around nature is calming and frees the mind. Students have shown interest in the Bhakti Yoga club, and have approached Dye and Adiakarta, explaining how they appreciate the techniques they use. “They’ve said they appreciate us for not condemning them like the Christian preacher guy who comes here,” Adikarta said. Instead, the two come to Powell plaza, passing out cookies and Hare Krishna books to students. “We also provide vegetarian snacks in the club,” Dye said. He also said that one of the other goals of the group is to de-stress students. “Meditation is a part of one meeting,” he said. Eastern isn’t the only school with a unique program. Adikarta participated in the Hare Krishna Bhakti Yoga club at the University of Florida, which is very big. There, everyone would have a big luncheon, passing out at least 1,000 plates a day. If you want to experience a whole new side of yoga and ﬁnd the happiness you have been searching for, join the Hare Krishna Bhakti Yoga Club every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., in the Roark Building, room 203. For more information, contact Jared_Dye7@eku.edu or Adikarta Dasa: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Participants in the ‘Game Jam’ had 72 hours in which to design a full-fledged computer game in the Wallace Building.
Students test game-making skills STUDENTS IN ‘GAME JAM’ CONTEST ARE CHALLENGED TO WORK FRANTICALLY TO MAKE A GAME IN 72 HOURS By KAYLA LASURE email@example.com It looked like something out of the show Big Bang Theory last week as Eastern’s Association for Computing Machinery hosted their third session of Game Jam. Game Jam allows students to create a game whether it is a board, card, computer, or video game. Students are challenged to complete the making of their game in only 72 hours. The event started at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, on the 4th ﬂoor of the Wallace building. Students had ﬁve hours that night to begin thinking about the makings of their games. Saturday students could work on their games from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The weekend concluded on Sunday when participants were allowed to work on their games and ﬁnish the ﬁnal touches from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Students from various departments in the university were invited to attend and there was no fee to enter. “Game Jam is an event that goes on all over the world,” said George Landon, a computer science professor and staﬀ advisor of the event. “We like to hold a local Game Jam here at Eastern for students to enjoy and learn the process of making a game; from the game concept, design, trying out the game, and making changes to it.” The event started with a Skype session with guest speaker, JoAnna Lio Amos, producer at Maxis for the game Sims. ACM then announced the theme for the gaming weekend event would be “scary.” Landon said they had gone with this theme since Halloween was so close to the event. After learning the theme, students went straight to work thinking up concepts for their scary themed
HALLOWEEN CONTINUED FROM B1 Anyone who comes into Apollo’s Pizza dressed in a costume on Halloween, will receive 15 percent off of their total purchase. From 6-8 p.m. Cosmic Oasis will be handing out free games. Next door, Café Meeples will be hosting a costume contest. Those in attendance have a chance to win free meals and possibly a free meal for a family of four with a free game. At 8 p.m. local band “All the Little Pieces” will be performing a free concert. Don’t want to leave campus? The ASLIE (American Sign Language Interpreter Education) department will be hosting a “Monster Bash” at noon Thursday, Oct. 31, in Wallace 275. Students who attend are encouraged to dress in their best costumes. The Student Government Association has organized a Halloween Ball that will be from 8 p.m.-midnight, Thursday, Oct. 31 in Keene Johnson Ballroom. The event will feature a live DJ, a free photo booth and a costume contest with prizes. Students who wish to attend the “Halloween Ball” can pick up tickets in the SGA office, which is located in room 132 of the Powell building. Tickets
games. Students would then decide what kind of software to use to execute their game. Such mediums could be apps for mobile devices, tablets, PC, or game consoles. Landon said at this point students usually break oﬀ into groups depending upon what direction others may be going with their game concepts. Once students have formed their groups and discussed ideas for their game, they determined what kind of software and codes they needed to make the games work. Things such as art, sound, and 3D aﬀects come into play when designing a successful game. Landon said all of this is usually done by Friday night or Saturday morning, and the rest of the weekend is spent making the content to play in the game. Andre Morrison, 38 from Goshen, NY, helped develop the coding for his group’s zombie game which is based on Eastern’s campus during dead week. The game showcases an Eastern student who had fallen asleep in the Wallace building. Upon waking up, the student realizes everyone had been infected with “Mad Colonel Disease” from eating food in Powell. The game features the student running through Powell Plaza, shooting a Nerf gun to defeat the zombies. “The (language) we used was HTML 5,” said Morrison, a computer science major. “I had never used HTML 5 before so it was a new experience. It was a cool and fun environment to learn something and then to implement it and it being visible to use. It was really stressful though by Sunday because we needed a ﬁnished product and we had a time frame to abide.” John Conder, 24, from Hustonville, helped his group create a ﬁrst-person shooter game called “Ghost Hunter” set in a graveyard. The character has a “ghost-busters” type gun and shoots ghosts that spawn from tombstones. “There is only one level to the game,” said Conder, computer science major. “However, each time you play
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are limited to two per student. A ticket is required for entry. Wear your costume and stop by the main desk in the library 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday where you can have your photo taken. These photos will be posted on the EKU Library’s Facebook page. Whoever has the most likes wins a grand prize. Tell your friends to vote because one student and one employee have the chance to win.
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Johnny Knoxville has audiences splitting seams with laughter By JUSTIN OVERBAY email@example.com The title “Bad Grandpa” certainly fits the film. The main character is an 86-year-old grandpa who recently took on the responsibility for his 8-year-old grandson in this candid-stunt comedy film. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is centered on Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and his grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) as they drive from Nebraska to North Carolina playing pranks on people with the use of hidden cameras and shocking people with jawdropping stunts. The film is directed by Jeff Tremaine and written by Tremaine, Knoxville and Spike Jonze with the candid-stunt comedy similar to Knoxville’s previous work, Jackass and its following sequels. Bad Grandpa, however, adds more character development and a plot that gives the film a focus. Irving, who recently lost his wife, is excited to finally be free of the commitment and is ready for the bachelor life that he never had. Unfortunately, his drug-addicted daughter is being sent to jail for her drug use and needs Irving to take Billy to his father who lives in North Carolina. The news couldn’t come at a worse time because the discussion and argument happened in front of people who believed they were at Irving’s’ wife’s memorial. The confrontation resulted in knocking over the casket with the body of his dead wife rolling out into the crowd of mourners. It ends up being one of the most memorable scenes in the film. The scene is insensitive and shocks the crowd, which is what Knoxville assumingly was aiming for. “My mom’s breath smells like crack,” is one of many funny lines the 8-year-old says throughout the
FRIGHT CONTINUED FROM B1 one or two zombies from more than 20 feet away. The zombies posed in the same position and swayed back and forth as riders passed by. Riders were able to purchase 100 more paintballs for $5 at the window, however the ride was shorter than expected and many riders did not use all the paint balls by the end of the ride. The ride was a disappointment for the cost, since it was very basic and only lasted six and a half minutes. The Haunted Hayride oﬀered more excitement. Ghouls and all kinds of creepy characters jumped up on the hayride as it wound through the maze. There were many more scenes in the Haunted Hayride and the characters interacted with the riders. One missing element was a storyline to tie it all together. Although it did oﬀer several individual attributes such as a demonic horse, a barn that Leather Face would be proud of and dancing marionettes, to name a few. This ride lasted considerably longer at nearly 15 minutes. The two hayrides oﬀered fear on wheels while the last three oﬀered it on foot. Jacobson Parks has had the Trail of Terror for several years. The trail was broken into three shorter, smaller trails. The tickets could be purchased separately or for a discounted rate. Single tickets were $14, $20 for two trails and $24 for three trails. Speed passes were also available both in the ticket booth and online. The smaller trails were Dark Forest and Entrapment. Dark forest took less than ﬁve minutes to walk through and was very reminiscent of simply going on a nighttime hike. There were only a few characters and they were wearing poorly done
film to unsuspecting citizens. Billy, played by Jackson Nicoll is the scene stealer of the film. Keeping a straight face through the pranks and stunts performed by Knoxville, Nicoll is sure to have the audience loving the film even more with his innocence and humor. The reaction of people who were randomly targeted in the film was priceless during the humorous pranks. The innocent bystanders are so concerned for the child that that they go out of their way to voice their opinions of Irving’s parenting style. The people witnessed the “Bad Grandpa” teach Billy how to steal in a convenience store, get drunk and even watch Billy push Irving around in a shopping buggy as he hits on every women that walks by. Irving continues his inappropriate behavior as he tries to ship Billy to his dad in a box. “We can’t ship humans,” said one of the women who debated shipping Billy in a mail center. Knoxville uses his charm as an advantage to get by with the pranks and stunts. Even when he angers a 45-year-old man after he drove into his penguin mascot. The climax of the film is solid gold as Irving dresses Billy as a girl for a child beauty pageant. The scene is downright funny. The innocent people’s jaws were dropped and eyes popped throughout the performance given by Lindsey (Billy) with the use of a pole and while wearing a provocative outfit. The mothers of the daughters who performed in the pageant were horrified and disgruntled with the performance and toward the grandpa. The pranks and stunts preformed in the film are hilarious and raunchy as Knoxville and Nicoll give their straight-face performances and add heart and warmth to the characters.
make-up. The trail ended with the very predictable chainsaw chase. Entrapment was a little more colorful but was not very memorable either. It was hard to follow any story line and it lacked the uncomfortable feel that makes haunted houses successful. It should be more of an interactive experience rather than prop driven. Thirteen Doors did just that. It was the longest trail of the three and by far the best attraction oﬀered by Fright Nights of Lexington. It was a maze of outdoor buildings and cargo containers that had been transformed into a maze of creepy rooms, each one diﬀerent. Through several of the rooms and mazes adjoining them, fear seekers would be followed by well-done characters. Creepy rooms, some of them with dolls and creepy characters dressed as dolls, others reminiscent of the movie Saw. One building even oﬀers a cartoon character who chases visitors out with a chainsaw. It was a well thought-out design and oﬀered more fright-for-the-buck than any of the other Fright Nights attractions. Although Fright Nights was not a complete bust, it was a letdown considering how costly the tickets are compared to smaller venues that might oﬀer more creative approaches. The long trails in the past were much more elaborate and offered many more surprises and interesting scenes. Thirteen Doors was the overall best of the 5 attractions while the Zombie Paintball Hayride was very disappointing. Be sure not to wear costumes, as the site advises those in costumes will be turned away. Also they do not oﬀer discounts for children. For more information, those interested in visiting any of the Fright Night locations could visit www.lexingtonhuantedhouse. com or call (859)299-4355. Tickets can be purchase online or at the location.
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Possible Headline: Local gaming café celebrates expansion Cosmic Oasis, a local game enthusiast shop/café, in Richmond oﬀers ﬁne food service as well as a space to play an array of games from Magic: The Gathering to Mario Kart 64. Cosmic Oasis opened an extension in the former Jett and Hall building shortly after their closing. The owners have recently remodeled the space to oﬀer more for their patrons. The café portion of Oasis, introduced in 2011, serves diﬀerent foods including cakes, sandwiches and their famous Bubble Tea made with juice ﬁ lled with diﬀerent ﬂavored bobas, which are pearls of gelatinized fruit. Cosmic Oasis is owned and operated by local business owner Ron Flickinger, 41, from Winchester. His love of gaming and experience in running a business prompted him to open the store in August 2008. “I’ve been in the industry for over 15 years, and I enjoy gaming a lot.” Flickinger said. Cosmic Oasis has recently been going through several renovations and new additions. In March, Flickinger leased the former Jet and Hall building next door to Oasis and has been renovating it in order to expand the shop and split it in to two diﬀerent stores. The Cosmic Oasis building will remain a solid gaming shop while the new building will be the new café called “Meeples.” “Meeple is a combination of my and people and when we open it we want to give away little wooden ﬁgurines found in diﬀerent board games that the name is usually given to.” Flickinger said. The location of Meeples is being outﬁtted from top to bottom with new additions. These include new paint, ﬂoors, furniture and ultimately a new kitchen for the café. “I want to move the café part into Meeples with a new menu,” Flickinger said. “ Then the more than 300 games in the store can have more room and won’t be so cramped together.” The shop will feature more room for people to play games and a private room that can be rented for parties and other aﬀairs. Meeples will also have a stage where bands, dancing and other types of performances can take place. Flickinger runs the shop with his wife Sara, as a family business, and employs diﬀerent people who carry a lot of experience. “I look for people who can handle anything thrown at them,” Flickinger said. “I don’t need specialty people like McDonalds, one person for soda and one person on fries.” Both Cosmic Oasis and the coming of Meeples hope to provide a large array of both entertainment and food for anyone interested in diﬀerent hobbies. While the process of getting new things for a business is exciting, it can also be demanding. “I hope after I ﬁnish these projects I’ll be able to kick back, relax and enjoy running my business.” Flickinger said. With new things in store, Cosmic Oasis is turning into a staple of the Richmond community and is helping with the growth of gaming among people of all ages.
MOVIES CONTINUED FROM B1 hitchhiker. Sure enough they pick her up. This leads them to a home of murderers who sacrifice to the fabled “Dr. Satan.” Insidious (2011) is a blockbuster horror film that follows the story of Renai and Josh Lambert. Their son , Dalton, begins to become increasingly ill. Dalton falls into a coma in his sleep. While he is connected to life support machines, Dalton’s parents start to worry and supernatural events start occurring. They discover that Dalton can “astro project,” or go into a place called “The Further.” It’s a gripping film that should be entertaining. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) is a movie to avoid this Halloween. A family goes on vacation near El Paso, Texas where they search for the “Valley Lodge”. They instead find a house that is watched by a crippled man named Torgo. The score is absolutely terrible, sounding like some infernal aton-
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al composition, while the acting lacked any depth at all. Werewolves on Wheels (1971) is a mix of a horror film and a biker film that was unsuccessful in all attempts to be considered anything successful. During a trip through the desert, a group of bikers comes across a church that ends up being a satanic ritual ground. The lead biker’s girlfriend gets infected and, in turn, infects her boyfriend. The couple begins killing the group. The film in it’s entirety is absolutely terrible, instead of using trained actors, they used real bikers which added to the failure. Zombie Strippers (2008) is a film about a pretty self explanatory theme, zombie strippers. George W. Bush is elected for a fourth term and the film begins with a dystopia-themed montage. Wars cause the population to decrease and America doesn’t have many soldiers. Dr. Chushfield is assigned to create a component to reanimate dead marines so that we can defend ourselves. How this transitioned into “Zombie Strippers” during the writing process, is beyond me.
this turnout was the best he had seen out of all three events. “Twenty-ﬁve people participated in the Game Jam this past weekend where there were multiple groups and multiple games,” Conder said. “The ﬁrst year there was about four or ﬁve people working
on way game. The attendance is growing with the number of events ACM has.” Landon said he hopes to try to get this event to be every semester, but will deﬁnitely have it once a year. Landon also said he hopes to see the attendance to keep growing.
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Heiny said he and Mundfrom are both stat lovers and huge sports fans, which made the project a natural ďŹ t. He said the 16-team playoďŹ€ system for Division-II football seemed arbitrary and UNCO, where he and Mundfrom worked at the time, often got left out of the mix. â€œWe thought they werenâ€™t doing such a great job,â€? Heiny said of the playoďŹ€ selection method. â€œSince weâ€™re both statisticians, we thought we could come up with a better ranking system than the (system in place).â€? After a few years of ranking Division-II football, Heiny said the group applied the formula to all of college football. Heiny, Mundfrom and HoďŹ€ distributed the rankings to UNCOâ€™s conference, built a website and even presented the system at a statistics conference in San Francisco in 2003. â€œIt was just kind of a fun thing to do,â€? Heiny said. â€œEvery Monday morning I got in to school early (to) post rankings and send them over to IT.â€?
SOCCER CONTINUED FROM B6 see Tech (3-14-1, 1-7-1 OVC). The Colonels continued their ďŹ ght and came back to score three goals late in the second half. Donnelly made the ďŹ rst goal for Eastern in the 71st minute oďŹ€ an assist from Kaylynn Brown. Two minutes later Bright made her ďŹ rstcareer goal oďŹ€ an assist from senior Brittany Nomady, putting the lead in Easternâ€™s hands. The third and ďŹ nal score for the Colonels came from an insurance goal in the 85th minute by Thomas with an assist from Smith. â€œToward the end of the game I think we realized that we had to
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â€œOne thing I donâ€™t like about the BCS is it still includes the subjectivity of the coaches and writers,â€? Mundfrom said. â€œAll our (system) is really just what happens on the ďŹ eld this year.â€? Using last yearâ€™s BCS National Champion as an example, Mundfrom said teams rank increases as they beat tough competition. The University of Alabama is currently third in the DBS rankings behind Baylor and Oregon. Mundfrom said he has been a sports fan since he was a kid and played all sorts of sports. While he was at the University of North Dakota, he took stats for football, basketball and hockey. He has continued to take stats at almost every other university heâ€™s worked at, including Iowa State University, New Mexico State and Eastern. â€œ(I keep track of stats) when they need help, if Iâ€™m available,â€? Mundfrom said. â€œI like to go to the games anyway, so itâ€™s something to do while the games are going on.â€? Beyond keeping stats and the DBS power rankings, Mundfrom said he enjoys consulting and helping others with statsâ€™ projects and analyzing data. To check out Mundfromâ€™s creation: https://unco.edu/ap-
win that game in order to at least try to get into the OVC tournament,â€? Smith said. Donnelly led Eastern with seven shots while Thomas, Nomady and Brown made four each. The Colonels outshot Tennessee Tech, 2612. Easternâ€™s record is 5-11-2 (4-4-1 OVC). The Colonels return to the pitch at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Morehead State. â€œThereâ€™s obviously a sense of urgency because we do need to win this game to give ourselves a chance to get into the tournament,â€? head coach Melissa Barnes said. â€œThen to top it oďŹ€, Morehead is a huge in-state rival.â€?
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With the move to more ad- and I get along with him realvanced metrics in sports, Heiny ly well,â€? Heiny said. â€œHeâ€™s very, said he anticipates more people very smart.â€? will ďŹ gure out ways to use stats Mundfrom said the original to analyze sports. formula looked at a teamâ€™s staâ€œIn the future I can see some- tistics on oďŹ€ense, defense and body looking at it more closely, special teams. It also factored in but for now itâ€™s just a hobby of penalties. From there a new sysours,â€? Heiny said. tem was born. Mundfrom said The program requires little over time he and Heiny simplimaintenance ďŹ ed the rankthese days, Since weâ€™re both ing to look at Heiny said. statisticians, we average point He said HoďŹ€ differential will come in thought we could come and strength of and update up with a better ranking schedule. the names of â€œYou end up the schools system than the with a numwith football (system in place).â€? ber that doesnâ€™t and then the really mean program can anything othBob Heiny er than to sort pull the data Professor at the University of them,â€? Mundrequired to generate said. Northern Colorado from numbers to â€œWhat we do rank each diďŹ€erently is we team. look at the win/ â€œAt the end of the year I like loss percentage of all the oppoour rankings better than the nents on your schedule, even AP, the BCS or whatever they the ones that you havenâ€™t played have -- of course Iâ€™m biased,â€? yet.â€? Heiny said One of the main goals of Despite the fact that Mund- the system was to remove the from works more than 1,200 human element of national miles away, Heiny said the two polls, Mundfrom said. He said are still partners on the project schools get boosts for prestige and get along as friends. and name value and can often â€œHeâ€™s a delight to work with be overrated.
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Powerful offense and group work gives volleyball win over UT Martin VOLLEYBALL SPLITS WEEKEND AGAINST SEMO AND UT MARTIN By ASHLEY OWENS ashley_owens46@mymail. eku.edu
EKU 2 Southeast Missouri 3 Eastern’s ﬁve-win streak was stopped after the loss to Southeast Missouri State University. The match was close with scores of 15-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20 and 9-15 on Oct. 24. “We really had an opportunity to win the match on Thursday night,” head coach Lori Duncan said. “It was a very disappointing loss. You know, we felt like we did a lot of things well and positioned ourselves to win. Things didn’t go our way.” Sophomore Rachel Vick led Eastern with a match best 16 kills. Senior Ashley Edmond added 15 kills and junior Alexis Plagens added 14. With 24 digs, Dena Ott led the Colonels while junior Abbey Cvelbar put up 15 and Edmond added 12. Cvelbar led Eastern with 51 assists. Southeast Missouri State out-blocked the Colonels 8-4.
EKU 3 UT Martin 1 The Colonels netted a 3-1 victory against the
University of Tennessee at Martin in a four-set match. Eastern fell to UT Martin (8-18, 2-8 OVC) by a score of 16-25 in the ﬁrst set. “The ﬁrst game we did okay,” Cvelbar said. “It was a little rough at ﬁrst, getting into things, but then the second game came up and we were killing it. Our serves were really aggressive that game and we started moving the ball around. We started working the offense a lot.” Eastern grabbed early leads against UT Martin in sets two and three. The Colonels held a run in set two to jump ahead of UT Martin 10-5. Two kills, an ace and UT Martin errors put Eastern ahead for good with 25-14. The Skyhawks made a last minute rally but were unable to defeat the Colonels, falling 25-17. A 6-2 run gave Eastern a large lead against UT Martin. With an ace Eastern pulled ahead to a 7-5 lead before the Skyhawks battled back to come within one point of the Colonels. After an 8-1 run, Eastern extended its lead to grab the fourth and ﬁnal set 2520. “To our team’s credit, they found a way to get it rolling,” Duncan said. “It was certainly a group eﬀort. They’re taking more ownership, I think, than they have in the past.” Edmond led Eastern with a match-best 19 kills while Plagens and Vick each added nine. Ott led
Junior Abbey Cvelbar (13) contributed six kills and a team-high 35 assists against the University of Tennessee at Martin on Oct. 25.
the Colonels with 25 digs. Sophomore Mallori Moﬀat and Edmond added 13 digs while Cvelbar put up 10 of her own. Cvelbar led Eastern with 35 assists. The Colonels out
blocked UT Martin by just one block (9-8). The Colonels’ record is 13-13, (5-5 OVC). Eastern continues with a pair of weekend games on the road, starting at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1 against Jacksonville State. The Colonels will continue travel, going to Tennessee Tech to play at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. “We’re really excited be-
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college athlete is 90 percent mental. Contrary to popular belief, and despite the few super athletes who dominate their sport, there’s not much diﬀerence in physical talent between players at this level. The good and great teams are the ones that focus on the details and get over the tough mental hurdles to where they can consistently pull out the close games. It makes sense as to why coaches put athletes through such strenuous, and what may seem torturous at times, preseason workouts. The coaches want to prepare their players for the grind of the season. Not every game is going to be easy. Coaches know this. Players know this. Being on a team is like being in a family. If you knew a hard time was coming up for a family member that you cared about, wouldn’t you want to prepare them as much as you could? The hard work put in during the oﬀseason and preseason makes getting one win seem so satisfying. It makes it all worth it in the end because you, as an athlete, know how hard you worked to get that one win. We athletes are here for a reason and have diﬀerent motivations that keep us going, but the one thing we all have in common is that we all persevere and do the tireless amounts of work because at the end of the day we simply love our sport and the joy it brings us.
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14 plays and 72 yards. After the defense forced a Redhawk three-and-out, the oﬀense took over and had another long touchdown pass to senior tight end Ike Ariguzo. McClain hit Ariguzo in stride to put the Colonels ahead 17-0. This was Ariguzo’s third touchdown of the season. Late in the second quarter, up 17-0, Eastern lined up for a 42-yard ﬁeld goal. Instead of kicking the ball, senior Jordan Berry took the snap and started running, scoring a touchdown. The touchdown was Berry’s ﬁrst of his career, but his good day didn’t stop there. He also averaged 60 yards a kick between his three punts and had a 76 yarder in the ﬁrst quarter. Because of his eﬀorts, Berry was named OVC Specialist of the week and National FCS Co-Specialist of the week, which he shared with North Dakota State safety Christian Dudzik, who returned two punts back for touchdowns. Right now, Eastern Illinois is leading the conference with a perfect 4-0 record. But several teams are at their heels with one loss. Eastern and Tennessee State are two of those teams, with Tennessee State being 7-2. The Colonels and Tigers will play at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Roy Kidd Stadium.
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cause we already played Tennessee Tech and we’ve played Jacksonville,” Edmond said. “I think we’re just going to stay focused and keep doing what we did against them before.”
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Professor uses statistics to rank football teams WITH COLLEAGUES, THEY BUILT COMPUTER PROGRAM THAT WEIGHS FOOTBALL DATA By WESLEY ROBINSON firstname.lastname@example.org Despite its 5-3 record, a ranking system by an Eastern professor puts Eastern’s football team in the top 25 in the nation. Combining his love of statistics and sports, Daniel Mundfrom developed a college football power-ranking system of his own. “We just did it because we were interested in it,” said Mundfrom, who is the current chair of the university’s mathematics department. The ranking system was originally designed for Division-II football while Mundfrom was at the University of
No one said it was going to be easy Deverin Muﬀ “It’s not easy. It’s not supposed to be easy. If it was easy everyone would do it.” Coach Austin Newton said this to me while we were running sprints as part of our freshmen conditioning program. I didn’t know it at the time, but his words would stick with me. I remember because there were ﬁve of us there, all dying from exhaustion, nervously exchanging glances that all conveyed the same thing: “What have we gotten ourselves into?” I can recall for the ﬁrst time in my life thinking that maybe I wasn’t cut out for my lifelong dream of playing basketball on the Division I level. But when Newton told me that it wasn’t supposed to be easy, I remember thinking that I was here for a reason. Maybe the coaches who recruited me really did know better. Maybe they saw something in me that told them I could compete at this level. By no means is being a student athlete easy. In fact, I’d go as far to say that it is the toughest thing I’ve ever done in my life. From waking up early in the mornings at 6 a.m. for weights and conditioning drills to the countless hours of practicing, the rehab from the nagging injuries, to staying up late doing homework and doing it all over again the next day. Being a student athlete and balancing our schedules is borderline insanity. Right now, the basketball team is still in preseason. Preseason is one of the worst times of the year for athletes because that means there will be days where you literally won’t touch a ball all day, which means lots and lots of sprints and defensive slide drills. But having lived through four preseasons now, I’ve learned that being a
Northern Colorado about 15 years ago, Mundfrom said. “We called it DBS, which stands for Dan, Bob, and Steve,” Mundfrom said of the ranking system. He noted that it was a word play on the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) ranking system for what was then Division-I football. Mundfrom said he worked with Bob Heiny, a professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Northern Colorado, and a graduate student Steve Hoﬀ to come up with the formula for the system and to create the database to crunch the numbers. He said that while the rankings may look different at diﬀerent times of the year because the DBS strictly relies on numbers, by the end of the year it compares favorably to the ﬁnal polls and rankings used for the BCS and FCS playoﬀs.
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Daniel Mundfrom has devoted much of his adult life to statistics. Besides his football power rankings, Mundfrom helps take stats for university athletics and assisting colleagues and students with projects.
WIN TO STAY ALIVE COLONELS STAY IN PLAYOFF HUNT THANKS TO WIN OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
By TYLER PHILLIPS email@example.com Eastern football coach Dean Hood said his team knows they have to win every week after the game against Tennessee Tech, and the Colonels did just that at Southeast Missouri. A 31-7 win pushed the Colonels to 5-3 and 3-1 in the OVC. Redshirt freshman JJ Jude carried the ball 20 times for 114 yards to lead all Colonels. He crossed the end zone ﬁrst to put Eastern ahead in the ﬁrst quarter. With 11 minutes to go in the ﬁrst quarter, Eastern’s oﬀense lined up with junior quarterback Jared McClain in a pistol set. McClain turned and gave it to Jude, who burst through the line for a 28-yard touchdown. Jude has 511 yards on 102 carries, an average of ﬁve yards a carry so far this season. He is second on the team in most touchdowns this year with ﬁve, second to McClain’s six, despite playing one game less than McClain. Early in the second quarter, Eastern capped a Colonel football drive with a 44-yard ﬁeld goal by redshirt junior Andrew Lloyd, the longest of his career. The drive lasted 7 minutes,
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Late-game goals puts soccer over OVC foe Tennessee Tech Senior Nikki Donnelly contributed four shots and her fourth assist this year against Belmont Oct. 25. JARED LUCIA/PROGRESS
By ASHLEY OWENS firstname.lastname@example.org
Belmont University 2 EKU 1 Belmont earned a late win against Eastern after taking the game into overtime. Around the 31st minute, freshman Cassie Smith scored Eastern’s ﬁrst goal oﬀ an assist from senior Nikki Donnelly. Smith’s goal was her team-leading ﬁ fth score of the season. The Colonels went into the second half with a 1-0 lead against Belmont (6-8-2, 4-4-1 OVC) but ﬁve minutes into the half, Belmont scored and tied the game. The score remained 1-1 until the
end of the second half, putting the game into overtime. “We knew it was do or die,” Donnelly said. “We talked about what this game meant to us before overtime started. I thought we came out hard a little bit after that overtime but I mean, they (Belmont) capitalized.” Five minutes into overtime Belmont scored and won the game 2-1. Belmont outshot the Colonels, 14-7. Donnelly lead the team with four shots, two of which were on goal, while Smith and sophomores Amani Thomas and Mikala Ferguson added one shot each. Sophomore Erika Wolfer played all 96 minutes as goalie for
Eastern with three saves.
EKU 3 Tennessee Tech University 1 Eastern dominated Tennessee Tech. This game was a mustwin because the Colonels needed a victory to improve their chances of making the OVC Tournament. “It was a big win for us,” sophomore Katie Bright said. “We have to win this Friday to have any chance and a few teams have to lose. So, we’re on the border of getting into the tournament right now.” The ﬁrst goal of the game came in the 69th minute from Tennes-
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