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Young writers meet WAW authors C harlie H eptas firstname.lastname@example.org
About 620 students from more than 40 elementary and middle schools in Kansas gathered for a day of activities centered around writing in honor of the 59th annual William Allen White Book Awards on Saturday. “It’s all about bringing authors, books and children together,” said John Sheridan, dean of libraries and executive director of the WAW Book Award. “Things like this bring children together with authors and it makes it more personal for them. Students can think
about becoming authors.” The awards ceremony began with the students marching from the Union and then around Campus Drive and into Albert Taylor Hall. They were led by the Emporia High marching band. The award has two categories – one for books for grades three through five and another for grades six through eight. The two winning authors were Patricia Reilly Giff for her book “Eleven,” and Susan Campbell Bartoletti for “The Boy Who Dared.” “Eleven” is about a boy named Sam who, while searching for birthday presents, discovers news-
paper clippings that make him believe he may have been a missing child when he was younger. Sam also has trouble reading, and Giff said that reading played a large part in her own life. She said that she used her own experiences with children with reading disabilities to help form the main character. Whitney Sparks, a sixth grade student at Emporia Middle School, said the most exciting part of “Eleven” was when the main character found the papers that had words that seemed to crawl across the page. Giff said she was honored to be
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Road to Recovery
STUDENTS HELP READING PICK UP THE PIECES
ESU students participate in tornado relief in Reading Saturday morning. Forty-three members ASG, Community Hornets and United Way attended the event and helped Reading residents clean up the debris after a tornado ravaged their town last spring. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin
T ianhai J iang email@example.com When her son’s home and her business, Miracle Café, were destroyed by an EF-3 tornado last spring, Reta Jackson, who has lived in Reading for 40 years, realized that her hometown would never be the same again. “We just refuse to say that (we lost our town),” Jackson said. “We are building and we’re going to build it back. It won’t ever be the same, but we can build it back and build it better.” The storm claimed 56 of the
110 homes in Reading, and 14 of the 21 businesses, one of which was Jackson’s café. For their annual “Big Event,” 43 members of the Associated Student Government and the Community Hornets, partnered with United Way, travelled to Reading to assist with tornado relief on Saturday morning. “I was really touched that the students wanted to participate in this,” said Jami Reever, executive director of United Way. “When there’s a disaster, people react to it and they are so generous, and then it’s easy to forget and go on
their own. I’m so grateful they wanted to do this because it lets the people of Reading know that people still care and they’re not forgotten.” But Reading is not yet completely rebuilt, and Reever said that it would take the town another 18 months to return to where it was prior to the tornado. Many houses are still under reconstruction, and nails, trash, broken glass and debris litter the ground. “The students are wonderful and they are a great asset to us,” Jackson said. “Now that summer
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The Emporia High marching band leads the parade around campus Saturday morning. The parade was part of the 59th annual William Allen White Children’s Book Award activities. Students from all over Kansas participated in the parade. Chris Franklin/The Bulletin
Train restoration could provide economic and social boost for Emporia S imone C osper firstname.lastname@example.org The possible restoration of Emporia Amtrak train service, whose station burnt down in 1999, was the topic of discussion Tuesday evening. Interim President H. Edward Flentje, along with various other members in the Emporia community, spoke on the issue in Douglas Hall at the First Congressional Church. Around 50 people attended the forum. “The purpose of the Amtrak restoration is to make it accessible to Emporians,” said Andrew McHenry, pastor of the church. “In order to get on an Amtrak train, you either have to drive up to Topeka at 1 a.m. or Newton at 3 a.m.” McHenry said Amtrak provides a 15 percent discount for students with a savings card, which costs about $20, and provides an alternative to traveling in a car or by plane. “It’s a lot more convenient for (students) to go downtown and get on a train rather than having to find someone to take them up to Topeka to get on board,” McHenry said. Casey Woods, executive director of Emporia Main Street, said the Amtrak service ended in 1997 because of location, declining ridership and inexpensive gas prices. In 1999, a fire destroyed the station and no effort was made to restore it. “There was a dilapidated rail station and right next to it was
a lean-to with trains that were coming through at inconsistent times in an area the people would not want to hang around at two in the morning,” Woods said. “That situation is reversed – we have much higher gas prices, we have people that are interested in passenger rail and you have a system that is much more robust and on time.” Since Emporia’s Amtrak service was cut in the 90s, ridership has increased 50 percent for other stations throughout the U.S., according to McHenry. An expected 30 million will use rail service this year. Amtrak will benefit Emporia socially and economically. Woods said once the service operates, it will provide a social web for the city to other communities. “People will come in and visit, shop (and) more money will circulate,” said Frank Meinholdt, Emporia local. Woods said that every dollar invested in the Amtrak restoration would circulate about $2 into Emporia’s economy. “We have seen it in other areas, other rural states that have used passenger rails, a positive economic impact,” Woods said. “A lot of communities are building jobs, building houses, building and expanding businesses because they have more traffic – more traffic equals more sales.” An estimated cost to build a depot for the Amtrak rail system has not yet been determined.
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Hip-hop historian presents annual diversity lecture C harlie H eptas email@example.com
Jeff Chang speaks during the annual Bonner and Bonner Diversity Lecture Series about the history and evolution of hiphop last night in Albert Taylor Hall. Chang’s lecture was followed by a performance by hip-hop group DreamKillerUniversity in front of Plumb Hall. Jon Coffey/The Bulletin
For Jeff Chang, this year’s Bonner and Bonner lecturer and hip-hop historian, music has been a career, love and study in culture. “I’m pretty much a hip-hop cliché,” Chang said. “I heard ‘Rapper’s Delight’ when I was 12, and Bob Marley and hiphop played a really important role in shaping who I was at that time.” More than 650 students and faculty attended the lecture last night, nearly filling the floor level of Albert Taylor Hall. In his speech, Chang said that hip-hop had become more complex since its humble roots, but it has also become a symbol of hope.
“I really liked it,” said Austin Schopper, senior English and secondary education major. “I was really excited because I’m a big fan of hip-hop so I got to come out and support a multicultural event and learn some more about hip-hop.” Chang said hip-hop is one of the things that contributed to the increase in voter turnout in America among the youth in the 2008 presidential election. “Cultural change always precedes political change, and so in that respect, hip-hop has been a cultural force that has resulted in political change,” Chang said. Chang said that hip-hop has changed in the market with media consolidation, giving it a different feel than it had in the beginning.
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Poetry on the Porch to feature Washburn poet An open microphone reading by Emporia State students, faculty and the Emporia community will take place at 2 p.m. this Sunday at the William Allen White House, 927 Exhange St.. Eric MeHenry, a professor at Washburn, will read some of his work at the event. His first book of poems, “Potscrubber Lullabies,” won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.
Blood drive to start next week Beginning today, students can sign up to donate blood on the Memorial Union Main Street. The Xi Phi blood drive will begin next Wednesday. Tables will be set up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday in Webb Lecture Hall in the Memorial Union. According to the American Red Cross, only three out of every 100 Americans donate blood. To find out if you are eligible, go to Redcrossblood.org.
ASA’s annual chili feed will feature new to-go line Alpha Sigma Alpha will host their annual Chili Feed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the sorority house, 226 West 12th Ave. Tickets are $5 for all you can eat chili, drinks and desert. Kids 12 and under eat for $3. Contact any ASA member to reserve a spot, or stop by ASA’s booth in the Memorial Union. Starting this year, ASA will have a to-go line. They will also have Scentsy, Avon, At Home America and Thirty One Bags products available.
Police Reports Reports given to The Bulletin from ESU Police and Safety Department September 21 Margaret Vopata requested to speak with an officer at ESU PD HQ in reference to a suspicious parcel she received in the post. Officer found power lines down at the Earl Center. Westar was contacted and dispatched a crew to repair. Officer stopped KS 073DVK in 1100 Union St.. Verbal warning for speeding in 100 E 12th. September 22 Emporia Police Dept. advised an ambulance had been dispatched to the practice field by Sector 5 on ESU Campus for a female student suffering a seizure. Subject refused transport and was left in the care of friends. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a call in 600 E 12th Ave. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a motorcycle stop in 1000 State. St Officer stopped KS 218DVK in 1600 Merchant St. Citation was issued for speeding in 1800 Merchant St. Resident of ESU Apt. Complex-1201 Triplett Dr. reported a suspicious female in the laundry facility and may not be a resident. Officers made contact with the subject and found she does reside there. Septmeber 23 Officer stopped KS XBB325 in 1500 Highland St. Verbal warning was issued for a stop sign violation at 15th and Wooster Dr. Officer contacted subjects at ESU Apt C-33 and advised to lower the noise level. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with an warrant and drug arrest on W 12th. Officer stopped KS WBZ016 at 200 W 12th. Verbal warning was issued for driving with no headlights at same location. Officer stopped KS 794BTL at 1000 W 15th. Verbal warning was issued for operating a vehicle with no tail lights at the same location. September 24 Emporia Police Dept. reported an ambulance was dispatched to South Twin Towers 6th floor for a female student possibly suffering from alcohol poisoning. Subject refused transport. Officer contacted subjects in Northeast Morse Hall Room 12 who were yelling profanities at a passing motorist and advised to stop. Officer contacted skateboarders at 15th and Wooster Dr. and advised of campus policy. September 25 Officer attempted to stop KS 582DVK for driving off roadway and a one-way violation in 1200 Market and a car chase through central Emporia ensued, ending with the operator crashing the vehicle at Copley and State. Operator was taken into custody for multiple traffic violations and transported by Emporia Police Dept. to Lyon Co. jail. Twin Towers Complex Staff Assistant reported a female resident with an ankle injury in North Twin Towers Room 207. Subject was taken by ambulance to Newman Regional Health. September 26 Officer provided lock out assistance for KS 257BWH in Sector 9. Female student requested to speak with an officer at ESU PD HQ. September 27 Officer stopped bicycle in 1400 Market. Verbal warning was issued for a one-way violation in same location. Anthony Cuffe reported obscene writing on KS 947CUX in Lot 5. Student Recreation Center staff reported subject fell off bicycle in 1800 Highland. Officer transported Stefan Sotello to the Student Health Center. Morse Hall Complex Resident Assistant requested welfare check for a student in Northeast Morse Hall. Handled by officer. Resident of Singular Hall Room 263 reported a mouse in the room. The mouse crawled into an opening in the wall prior to officer’s arrival.
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Faculty weigh in on search, enrollment R ocky R obinson firstname.lastname@example.org Faculty members directed questions regarding the presidential search and low enrollment figures to members of the administration Monday afternoon in the Flint Hills Room of the Memorial Union. The open “brown bag” lunch was intended to open communication between the faculty and the administration. “The purpose today is to just simply remain transparent,” said Tes Mehring, provost and vice president of academic affairs. “In our strategic plan, communication was something we wanted to kind of work on and this was an idea brought up by the Faculty Senate last spring and was something we wanted to implement.” Questions were directed towards interim President H. Edward Flentje; Ray Hauke, vice president of administration and fiscal affairs; Jim Williams, associate provost for enrollment and vice president of strategic partnerships; and Mehring. Faculty members who could not attend were able to send questions to Kevin Johnson, Faculty Senate
president and associate professor of business administration and education. Williams said the administration is currently looking to improve student enrollment, which is down 4.6 percent since last fall, and scholarships by strengthening the quality of ESU’s message. This will include getting scholarship information out earlier so ESU can receive press on awarded scholarships. “We have got to have a different date of securing what that funding is to recruit those students,” Williams said. “We have coordinated a date that would make us receive the funding about eight to 10 months earlier than we have received in the past. This will help get the communication out to small community newspapers and we will be able to get more press.” Williams discussed some ideas regarding the heightened enrollment of international students as well. “International students have added richness to the campus and we will commit to those students,” Williams said. “These international students also have a higher average G.P.A. than domestic students – I just think an English competency
test might be a good solution.” The regents and the selection of the new president were also brought up. Flentje said after meetings with KBOR and the search committee, the administration is pleased with the number of quality candidates who applied for the position. Flentje also said that KBOR is on track for appointing a new president by January 2012. But faculty members expressed concern with the credentials of the presidential candidates. Most supported a president who has a background in education. “We have voiced opinions that this person should be of the academic area,” said Nancy Hite, professor of business education. “They should know the qualifications and the steps that faculty have to go through to be a quality faculty member. We are not looking for somebody just from the business world.” Flentje said the search committee is a diverse group of people and the faculty will be well represented. Mehring said the administration plans to hold another brown bag lunch during the spring semester to maintain communication with the faculty.�
Spotlight lunches help advisors relate to students K haili S carbrough email@example.com College can be a stressful time for many students and having teachers that are relatable goes a long way in making the experience more enjoyable. To this end, the Student Advising Center will hold for the first time a series of “spotlight lunches” designed to help teachers relate to their students. “They are a brown bag opportunity for faculty and staff advisors to learn about opportunities and programs across campus,” said Shelly Gehrke, director of student advising. “They are designed to help teachers relate to their students.” The lunches are scheduled for 12 p.m. starting today and continuing every other Thursday in Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor in the Memorial Union. Since these presentations occur over the lunch period, faculty are encouraged to bring their own lunch as food will not be provided. “We want it to be a casual and informal environment,” Gehrke said. “After, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.” The Advising Center got the idea from another institution when two of their advisors went to a summer symposium. There will be a total of five sessions this semester with a range of topics. “Some sessions will help faculty relate better to students and some will be reviewing policies and procedures,” Gehrke said.
The first presenter is Harry Imbeau, director of international student and scholar services. He said his presentation will address what it takes to become an international student at ESU as well as the process that international students go through once they are here. “I think (relating to international students) is important because you are not going to get international students to come back if they don’t feel comfortable,” said Emily Doyle, junior elementary education major. “Having background knowledge will help teachers relate.” Doyle traveled to Japan when she was 15 and found that the experience was comfortable and enjoyable because she was able to relate to others. Gehrke said the next two sessions will be given by representatives from the bookstore to help faculty understand options with textbooks and Ebooks, along with a representative from mental health counseling to address what college students might be going through emotionally. Gehrke said that the sessions are mostly for faculty to learn about things that they are interested in or are curious about. “I think it’s a good idea that faculty are trying to relate to students,” said Mary Anne Schweiger, junior art education major. Schweiger is a former elementary education major and said that she enjoys how personal her art classes feel, and she also said that she feels her teachers are relatable.
TRAIN... from page 1 “We will do some different site selections and put different costs associated with those different options and then ask the community what they feel about those,” Woods said. “Through alternative funding means, we will look at grants, tax credits and all sorts of funding options to see what is the most feasible for the community from not only the initial building standpoint but what is the most impact option for the community as a whole.” McHenry said he encourages Emporians to direct the Kansas Department of Transportation and government officials to move forward with passenger rail development and to build an Amtrak depot in Emporia. Contact Gov. Sam Brownback to provide input regarding Amtrak restoration in Emporia.
President H. Edward Flentje attends the forum on restoring Emporia’s Amtrak service Tuesday evening. Flentje suggested that even with expenses being an issue, the community should embrace the opportunity, believing students would commute to surrounding cities using the Amtrak. Jenny Pendarvis/The Bulletin
news Black Hole offers camaraderie, food
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The Pedestrian Mall outside of Welch Stadium was filled with roughly 150 pre-game enthusiasts on Saturday as students attended the Black Hole football tailgating event. Black Hole has been a tradition at ESU for the past five years. Students come together to talk, eat free food and get ESU gear and prizes before each home football game. “I went to a school that didn’t have football,” said Ashley Abels, junior nursing major. “This is a great way for students to come together with school spirit, but the free food doesn’t hurt either.” The event is sponsored by E-Zone, ESU ambassadors, Lyon County State Bank, Kiss 103.1 and several other vendors from Emporia. “Each week we have different vendors (at Black Hole),” said Samantha Atwell, junior secondary education major and ESU ambassador. “We ask them to bring things for students to do or to have.” On Saturday Freddy’s Frozen Custard handed out free ice cream cones and Genesis Health Club provided a prize wheel game. “There are about 150 students that come to the Black Hole before the games, except on parent’s weekend,” Atwell said. “Then we usually get about 400 people.” The event drew a crowd and some students thought that Saturday’s event was an improvement on previously Students are served hamburgers at the Black Hole tailgating event preceding the football game Saturday afternoon. Black Hole was held Black Hole events. sponsored by E-Zone, ESU Ambassadors and KISS 103.1 FM. Chris Franklin/The Bulletin “I have come to this three times in the last two years,” said Amy Allen, sophomore elementary educathat this year.” gating event. tion major. “It has gotten so much better this year. Last Lyon County State Bank has sponsored the event T he Black Hole opens at 11 a.m. before all home year they kept running out of food early and people since it began in 2007 and will continue to do so. They football games. The next game is at 1 p.m. this Saturday weren’t very happy with that, but they have fixed all accept donations to help continue the Black Hole tailagainst Washburn.
Students help kids stay active on Day of Play S usan W elte email@example.com Community Hornets and other student volunteers invited kids in Emporia to go outside and play last Saturday as part of the Day of Play initiative hosted by Nickelodeon. About 125 people attended the event in Jones Park. “Physical activity is an important part of our job,” said Emporia fireman Steve Howe. “When I was a kid, we didn’t have all the things kids have today. It’s important for kids to keep interest in sports. There are plenty of other things to do besides sit in front of the TV.” Nickelodeon’s TV network “goes dark” for three hours on the Day of Play and encourages kids to go outside and participate in sports or other activities, rather than watch TV or play video games. Nickelodeon’s Day of Play consists of over 3,500 events in all 50 states and in 13 countries each year. When Kristin Gilmore, event coordinator and physical education graduate student, heard about the event, she said she knew immediately that she wanted to be a part of it. “Doing this event gave me career experience of hosting events that promote healthy active lifestyles,” Gilmore said. “This is what I plan to do when I start my own career as a physical education teacher in the public schools.” Day of Play has been sponsored by Nickelodeon for eight years, and this year Michelle Obama’s “Let’s
Move” campaign and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition made Washington D.C. a part of the occasion. This was Emporia’s first year participating in the event. “My goal is to get the P.E. majors to continue this annually now that I have paved the way for future annual events for the worldwide Day of Play,” Gilmore said. At first, the Day of Play was only sponsored by an unaffiliated group of ESU students until the Community Hornets said they would help co-sponsor and promote the event on campus, Gilmore said. All volunteers were ESU students. “ We want people to be out here and play and have fun and not be inside for the day,” said volunteer and freshman undeclared major Jaylene Strever. The event included a variety of games like disc golf, fishing and croquet as well as a demonstration from the fire and police departments. Howe said the fire department was invited by Gilmore to show kids what firemen do and encourage them to get outside. “So many kids never get the opportunity to do things like archery and fishing because their schools can’t afford to provide that equipment,” Gilmore said. “It’s a priceless moment when you see a kid hook a worm or shoot an arrow for the first time and be successful at it.” Gilmore said most people do not realize how many activities are available to them in Emporia. To learn more about Day of Play, go to Nick.com.
E. coli scare prompts Tyson to recall ground beef CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday. The recall involves beef sold as Kroger brands at Kroger Co. supermarkets; Butcher’s Beef at Food Lion supermarkets; and generic beef sold to SAV-A-LOT, Spectrum Foods, Supervalu and the Defense Commissary Agency, company spokesman Gary Mickelson told The Associated Press. Tyson produced the affected meat at its plant in Emporia, Kan., on Aug. 23, the USDA said in a news release. Four children became ill after eating the meat with their family in Butler County, Ohio, in the second week of September, said Butler County Health Department director Pat Burg. A 9-year-old child was hospitalized for about 10 days with severe diarrhea, said Burg, who declined to release the family’s name. Ground beef from the family’s home tested positive for the bacteria. No other cases have been reported in the southwest Ohio county, Burg said. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed that two Butler County siblings received medical treatment after becoming sick from E.coli, while other two children reported to be ill didn’t get medical treatment, spokeswoman Tessie Pollock said. The family told health officials that they bought the beef at a Kroger supermarket.
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Get On Board In 1999 the Emporia Amtrak train station burned down. No efforts were made to rebuild. But now the city is considering rebuilding the station and restoring Amtrak services. The Bulletin believes this is a step in the right direction – the benefits are numerous. The first and probably most important benefit is the price. It currently costs about $80 for a one-way Amtrak ticket from Kansas City to Chicago. To fly it costs about $200. Add in the cost of checking your luggage at the airport, and you could potentially be flying for close to $300. Want to know how much it costs to bring your luggage aboard an Amtrak train? Nothing – it’s free. While gas may be about the same price as a train ticket, drive time compared to train travel time is close to 11 hours, whereas on Amtrak, you can get to Chicago within seven and a half hours. Not to mention, on a train you have more space to stretch and even lay down. You don’t have to stop every 100 miles or so to use the restroom or eat, and you can enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your train car. Oh, and did we mention that students can get a discount on train tickets? All you have to do is sign up for a student discount card and pay a yearly fee of $20 to save 15 percent on tickets. That’s a deal worth cashing in on. On planes, you can only use portable elec-
tronics like cells phones, laptops and iPods at designated times, but Amtrak trains not only allow electronics with no restrictions, they even provide electrical outlets. On top of the luxury afforded to travelers, trains are also better for the environment. Trains emit less carbon dioxide than driving and much less than flying. An opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint is always a bonus. Safety is another reason for train travel. It is about as safe to fly as it is to ride the train, which is much less dangerous than riding in an automobile. Perhaps even ESU could benefit from this method of transportation. If the rail service ran to areas where groups on campus travel to conferences, a train ticket in place of a van or bus could be a cheaper alternative for RSOs. If nothing else, Emporia would benefit from having an Amtrak station, as the train would generate more business for the city. People traveling would spend money in local stores and restaurants. So what can students do? Simply speak up. Let city officials know that ESU is on board for Amtrak. Heck, write the governor and tell him that our town deserves to be back on the rails. This project will no doubt take time and money from the people of Emporia, but in the long run it could provide great benefits for the town.
Booze Clues Two weeks ago I was walking around town with a friend. After retrieving a delicious and perfectly-priced $5 slice of pizza from Little Caesar’s, we had the difficult decision of deciding what we should drink to bring out the true flavor of our delicious dinner. It hit us 10 steps down the street – we needed red wine. Our pilgrimage led us to a liquor store. With high expectations, and high “spirits,” we tried the door. Sadly, no bells went off, and no fluorescent lights shone down on rows of rainbow colored bottles. There was nothing. The door was locked. The liquor store, like all of the others in Emporia, was closed. Coming from a much larger town in Texas, where liquor stores were always open past 11 p.m., it was quite a shock to find that all Emporia liquor stores close after 9 p.m. When I looked into Kansas law, however, I found that the sale of alcohol and liquor are legal until 11 p.m. Why has Emporia decided to cut liquor store closing times shorter than the law deems it necessary? It is ridiculous that shops should close so early, especially since we live in a college town – the demand for alcoholic beverages is so high. Think about it. Many students probably feel the need to purchase alcohol after 8:30 or 9:00 p.m., as most of the time prior to this is spent studying or working in order to earn a small amount of cash. The idea of buying alcohol is hardly ever a thought before 9 p.m. We should not have to force our minds to change and start purchasing alcohol prior to our first cravings. We should not be forced to take our business to Olpe if we develop a late night desire for a glass of wine. This money should be kept in Emporia, helping local businesses as well as our economy. As students, we have the power to change this. We need to explain our plight to the local government. Write legislators, send
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A ndrew P otter email@example.com emails, and get disgruntled! We aren’t asking for a dramatic change, just enough to prevent the inconveniences of countless people. We must show them that it would be worth their time, and that we are willing to part with our meager amount of spending money to acquire bottles of this sweet nocturnal ambrosia. Compared to places where booze is sold seven days a week, and campuses that serve alcohol, it should not be an outrageous request to be able to acquire some spirits late in the evening. The local government should reconsider the laws, if not for the sake of the businesses, then for the sake of those students consuming $5, 9 p.m. pizzas.
Time to Tune In Work sucks the life straight out of you. Anyone who works in customer service knows this. Not every customer is completely satisfied with your service and their disapproval deposits itself in bags under your eyes, acne on your jaw and a weight in your chest that can only be likened to the mildest of heart attacks. What keeps me going at work is music. Luckily, college radio in Kansas is not hard to find – unless you go to school at Emporia State. KU has KJHK. K-state has the Wildcat 91.9. Pittsburg State has KRPS. Wichita State hosts and makes contributions to its local NPR station, KMUW. Even Fort Hays State has KFHS radio. Each station provides a unique voice to the world, something that the students can call their own. So why doesn’t ESU have a radio station? The shallow selection of stations in Emporia includes “Top 40” garbage and the same 20 country songs looped all day long. Emporia needs to put some rhythm in its step. ESU needs its own radio station, if only to make the mundane tasks of dayto-day existence bearable. Some might say that broadcast radio in Emporia is sufficient and reflects a broader consensus on the taste of music. Trust me – there is nothing I detest more than a music snob, someone whose sole existence it is to lambast someone else’s subjective opinion or to posit their own as the gospel truth. It is a fact that some music falls just short of sonic harassment, but it shouldn’t follow that you are wrong for liking it. No, a radio station is not about cashing in on a defunct counter culture of suburban bourgeoisie. The need for our own radio station goes beyond simple pretentiousness. It provides a medium, through which the student body can stay informed of on-campus activities, and it provides a literal voice for the student body and it plays music – wonderful music – that students can personally request.
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M att C ook firstname.lastname@example.org I’m not an expert in radio broadcast. I’m barely literate. But I can’t imagine it would require anything more than a microphone, some basic audio equipment and, most of all, gumption. It could be run with minimal staff. The station doesn’t even need to be over the radio waves. The advent of podcasts and internet radio facilitate a cheap and easy way to reach the student body. The next time you’re at work and you find yourself inadvertently singing along to Justin Bieber, remember – there is still hope. Support a movement on campus to institute a long neglected aspect of college life in Emporia. Talk to your friends, get support. Move forward. Turn on, tune in and so forth.
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Eppink Gallery home to big names in art S imone C osper email@example.com Works from the likes of artists such as Pablo Picasso are currently on display in the Eppink Gallery in King Hall. “ We are calling this a blue-chip show,” said Roberta Eichenberg, associate professor of art. “The gallery includes the bigger names in art history, internationally, nationally and locally known artists. This is all two-dimensional work that is in the show right now, ranging from drawings, etchings, photographs, pieces on plastic and silk screen.” Students seem to enjoy the art collection. Andrew Walker, junior theater major, described the gallery as colorful, comfort- Carl Dillman, network technology student at Flinthills Tech, looks at various works on disply in the Eppink Gallery in King Hall Tuesday afternoon. Dillman said he has an interest in photography and art history, ing and impressionable. and that he was surprised at seeing artwork by well-known artists. Julie Thephachan/The Bulletin “It is impressive that this gallery has really well-known artists and work that you would tions, but to see it in person is a whole different thing.” not expect Emporia to have,” said Dan Shipley, senior glass As a student in art appreciation, Walker said he covered a blowing major. piece by Evan Lindquist in the gallery called “Consciousness.” Walker said the pieces portray a variety of statements about “It’s a black and white piece that seems really empty, but the human condition, but the shared theme of the pieces is the I get the feeling of a lot under the surface,” Walker said. “It human psyche. speaks to me.” “A lot of the art speaks to what is under the surface of each Eichenberg said the art department purchased many of the individual, hidden potential,” Walker said. works from a national drawing competition hosted by ESU a Shipley said that every work in the collection portrays diffew decades ago. ferent emotions and statements about human concepts and “Some of the works were purchased long ago – the 60s, ideals. 70s, 80s,” Eichenberg said. “(The collection) has been going Eichenberg said that some of the controversial, underlyfor a while…we appreciate the works as the artists who created ing themes in some of the works are not censored by the art them pass away or become more famous.” department. Eichenberg said that the art department officially owns all “I do not censor to allow the voice of the artist to be heard pieces in the Eppink collection and does not plan to sell them. in the way that they meant it to be,” Eichenberg said “The The Eppink gallery is open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. collection is a tool to educate the public about art and present Monday through Friday in King Hall. All exhibitions are free unedited works. It is one thing to see art in books or projecof charge.
Flute instructor performs with husband, inspires T ianhai J iang firstname.lastname@example.org Catherine Bergman, instructor of music, opened this semester’s season of faculty recitals with a flute concert last Saturday night. The performance was held in Heath Recital Hall and had 24 attendees. Bergman played six songs during the recital, assisted by her husband, trumpet player Gregory Bergman, and pianist Tara Laudie. “Today is our anniversary of when we first started dating,” Bergman said. “When I was a freshman in college and he was a sophomore, we came to Emporia State on a trip. That was our first date.” Virginia Davidson, resident of Emporia, was among those in the audience. “I think it’s wonderful and charming when a couple plays together,” Davidson said. “You could tell they really like each other.” Davidson said she has lived in Emporia since 2009 and has been coming to almost every concert at ESU since then. “These students and these teachers
here are really good,” Davidson said. “We hardly ever miss anything.” Bergman said she prepared for the concert since last January and rehearsed with Laudie over the summer, but it only took her a few weeks to rehearse with her husband. “The performance was really inspiring, actually,” said Jonnie Stahl, freshman music education major and Bergman’s student. “When I was listening to it, it made me really want to work harder.” Stahl said that someday she hoped she would be like Bergman, teaching class and showcasing her accomplishments. “(Bergman) is very, very talented, a wonderful player,” Stahl said. “She knows what she’s doing, and she’s really into helping her students.” Bergman has been an instructor at ESU since 2002, teaching flute lessons, flute choir, ear training and sight singing classes and music appreciation. “(Bergman) is a very accomplished performer,” said Allan Comstock, chair of the music department. “I have worked with her for 10 years, and she just keeps getting better and better all the time.” The music department hosts several faculty events throughout the year.
“I think it’s wonderful and charming when a couple plays together – you could tell they really like each other.” – Virginia Davidson
Catherine Bergman plays her flute during the faculty recital in Heath Recital Hall Saturday night. Bergman has been the flute instructor at ESU since 2002. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin
“We will generally have two to four faculty recitals each semester,” Comstock said. “It’s part of our creativity that we do every year. We also have faculty chamber groups which present a recital once a semester.” The next music performance will be a jazz concert featuring Gary Ziek at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Albert Taylor Hall. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $4 for students and senior citizens.
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“Moneyball” A great film right outta left field I’m not a huge fan of baseball – I’ll admit that – but I’m definitely a fan of “Moneyball.” This new drama from director Bennett Miller, who also directed Capote in 2005, shows the gritty reality of the baseball industry from the perspective of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland Athletics. “Moneyball,” based on a book of the same name by Michael Lewis, dramatizes the real life struggle of the Athletics in the early 2000s. It begins with the team’s loss to the New York Yankees in the 2001 World Series. We immediately join Beane as he begins to try to rebuild the Athletics after the loss of three key players to a free agency. The team also faces an additional financial handicap in comparison with other professional teams. Beane meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) who challenges the traditional notions of scouting by picking players based solely on statistics with no regard to personal lives, appearance or age. The two team up to bring together a misfit team of throw-away players that other teams won’t touch. This leads to conflict with the Athletics’ manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and the entire scouting crew, until the strategy surprisingly begins to work. Brad Pitt does a great job playing Billy Beane. He hits the mark in his depiction of a concerned father, an ambitious team manager, a scrupulous businessman and failed player past his prime. Pitt manages to portray the weariness of his character as if he himself lived through Beane’s disappointing major league career. Beane’s relationship with his daughter is a central tenant of his character, and every scene with the two of them is pure gold. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is spot on with his portrayal of Art Howe, and truly immerses himself in the role. His performance elicits both sympathy and frustration as he tries to do what he feels is best for his team. While “Moneyball” seems like just another movie about baseball on the surface, it’s truly something else entirely. For one thing, there’s actually very little baseball played. The focus of the film is on Beane and Brand as they work to create and maintain an all-star team. However, the baseball that we do see is shot beautifully. It romanticizes the game and still manages to keep it grounded in a starkly realistic style that defines the film. Miller meshes scenes of the movie with real life footage from games and television shows seamlessly, which really adds to the film. “Moneyball” attempts to portray baseball realistically, and it truly delivers. While I’m not saying that “Moneyball” will make it to the Oscars this year, I certainly think it’s a great film that’s worth seeing as soon as possible, whether you’re a hardcore baseball fan or just someone looking for a great movie.
By Ellen Weiss
The Bulletin | September 29, 2011
Emporia library hosts transgender education W hitney C oleman
email@example.com Transgender education was the topic of discussion last Saturday at the Emporia Public Library. Students and local residents gathered to hear Stephanie Mott speak on the stereotypes and struggles associated with being transgendered. Mott, founder and spokesperson for the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project, said the project is dedicated to providing education on transgender issues across Kansas. The term “transgender” is an umbrella term that encompasses anyone whose identity falls outside of the binary and stereotypical gender dichotomy, Mott said. But for Mott, transgender education has a special meaning. Born a boy in a town just outside of Lawrence, and at the time named Stephen, Mott said she felt like she was placed in the wrong body and was not sure how to express her feelings. “Any moment I got to myself, I would use it to express myself as a girl,” Mott said, recounting her childhood struggles. Mott’s story impressed some of the
attendees. “I thought it was very inspiring hearing about Stephanie’s story, even more so that even though she had been through so much and seen so much hardship, she was able to find happiness and wanted to share her happiness with others and see that their road was not so long,” said Beth King, senior art education major. Many questions were asked at the end of the presentation but the audience seemed moved by Mott’s story and her mission to educate people about the trials and tribulations of being transgender. “I was moved by Stephanie’s story and wowed by her strength,” said Carl Dillman, freshman at Flint Hills Technical College. “I also found it extraordinary that she maintained her Christian faith through it all, until she described the church to which she belongs. She’s an excellent example of the kind of tolerance and acceptance that Topeka isn’t exactly known for, but by rights ought to be.” Mott gave insight on just how misunderstood the transgendered community is, but she also said that some of the same struggles transgender individuals face are shared by all people. “ We all figuratively wear masks and
Stephanie Mott, the executive director of Kansas Statewide Transgender Project, speaks on transgender education at the Emporia Public Library last Saturday. Stephanie Mott said it is common for transgender people to be homeless. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin
are not always our true selves, so this isn’t something that affects transgendered people, but something that affects all people,”
said Mott. To learn more about transgender education, go to K-step.org.
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receiving the award and wondered what her elementary school teacher, who had taught her William Allen White’s writings, would think of her receiving the award. Kenji Anderson, also a sixth grade student at Emporia middle school, presented the award for “The Boy Who Dared” to Bartoletti. The book is based around the Hitler Youth and a boy who was executed for resisting the Nazi movement �in Germany during WWII. Bartoletti said she had found inspiration for the main character when she was writing a non-fiction book on the Hitler Youth. He was the youngest person on death row in Nazi Germany. She said she instantly knew that she had to write the story. “The book was irresistible and hard to put down,” Anderson said. “You had to keep reading until you got to the very last page.” The winning books are chosen from a master list, which is set up by a group and is then voted on by 40,000 children. The book list for next year’s award is posted on the book award’s website at Waw.emporia.edu. Neinas ‘confident’ Missouri will stay in Big 12
Pam Kurzen and Darcy Stevens of dining services prepare a cardboard cutout by pasting a printed sheet onto large cardboard on Tuesday afternoon outside of the Memorial Union. This cutout will be used for an upcoming Oktoberfest event, which will be held during lunch on Oct. 19 in the cafeteria area. Julie Thephachan/The Bulletin
Cantaloupe outbreak is deadliest in a decade WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials say as many as 16 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that 72 illnesses, including 13 deaths, are linked to the tainted fruit. State and local officials say they are investigating three additional deaths that may be connected. The death toll released by the CDC Tuesday — including newly confirmed deaths in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas — surpassed the number of deaths linked to an outbreak of salmonella in peanuts almost three years ago. Nine people died in that outbreak. The CDC said Tuesday that they have confirmed two deaths in Texas and one death each in in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Last week the CDC reported two deaths in Colorado, four deaths in New Mexico, one in Oklahoma and one in Maryland. New Mexico officials said Tuesday they are investigating a fifth death, while health authorities in Kansas and Wyoming said they too are investigating additional deaths possibly linked to the
tainted fruit. Listeria is more deadly than well-known pathogens like salmonella and E. coli, though those outbreaks generally cause many more illnesses. Twenty-one people died in an outbreak of listeria poisoning in 1998 traced to contaminated hot dogs and possibly deli meats made by Bil Mar Foods, a subsidiary of Sara Lee Corp. Another large listeria outbreak in 1985 killed 52 people and was linked to Mexican-style soft cheese. Listeria generally only sickens the elderly, pregnant women and others with compromised immune systems. The CDC said the median age of those sickened is 78 and that one in five who contract the disease can die. Dr. Robert Tauxe of the CDC says the number of illnesses and deaths will probably grow in coming weeks because the symptoms of listeria don’t always show up right away. It can take four weeks or more for a person to fall ill after eating food contaminated with listeria. “That long incubation period is a real problem,” Tauxe said. “People who ate a contaminated food two weeks ago or even a week ago could still be falling sick weeks later.”
Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas says he is confident Missouri will stay in the Big 12. The Big 12 athletic directors wrapped up two days of meetings in Dallas on Wednesday and Neinas met with each individually. Missouri is the latest Big 12 school in the spotlight, considering whether to stay in the conference or move to another league. It has been reported that Missouri was eyeing a move to the Southeastern
Conference when it looked as if Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech could be heading to the Pac-12. The Big 12 has already lost Texas A&M to the SEC. Last week, Oklahoma President David Boren said all nine remaining schools had agreed to grant their top-tier television rights to the conference for six years. Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton wouldn’t go that far, saying members would pursue that deal.
RECOVERY... from page 1 ful and they are a great asset to us,” Jackson said. “Now that summer is over and winter is coming on, there are a lot of things that need to be done before winter gets here… so when big groups like the ESU students come in, that’s so great for us because we can get so much more accomplished.” Students used magnets to pick up debris around the church, parking lots, streets and several homes. “I think it’s going to help a lot to show them other people care about their town,” said Kelly Rethorst, freshman elementary education major. “It’s four months after, but we are still picking up glass from the yards. So it will probably be a lot safer for everybody living here.” The Big Event group is the biggest group to help Reading so far, according to Steve Burnett, assistant disaster response coordinator of Reading. “It’s hard, especially for a small town, to try to recover from something like this,” said Ashley Vogts, senior interdisciplinary studies and pre-occupational therapy major and ASG president. “I think this will be very beneficial, just for the families on the emotional side, when you see people out the communities caring and wanting to help.” Big Events are usually held within the Emporia community, but Vogts said that visiting a community in need to see the damage and the improvements Reading has made in the four months made an impact on the students. To learn how to get involved in the Reading relief effort, call Steve Burnett at 785-410-0210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior information system major Qassim Almukhtar and graduate earth science student Darrel Drake help the tornado relief in Reading Saturday morning. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin
Freshman music education major Huynhmy Phan helps the tornado relief in Reading Saturday morning. Phan picked up trash by the railroad. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin
The Bulletin | September 29, 2011
Students, faculty help abandoned youth in Africa B rooke S chultz
email@example.com Over the summer Emporia State students and faculty traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to volunteer at the Happy Life Children’s Home, a Christian-based organization that aims to provide resources to abandoned children in Africa and to ultimately find homes for these children. “It gave me a new appreciation for my own wealth,” said Ellen Hansen, chair of social sciences. “It also gave me a renewed sense of my own responsibility of being a person from the United States, being a person from a country that has wealth and power that seems unlimited. We have a responsibility to do something about problems in the world.” Hansen said that the group focused on feeding the children, playing with them and helping to build their home, which is currently under construction. “We mostly made ourselves as useful as possible in the home,” said Hansen. “Everybody kind of found their comfort zone.” Currently, the 14 members of the group are continuing to raise funds for the Happy Life Children’s Home so that they can afford to buy commercial washers and dryers, something they have been without since its opening in 2002. “In times past children who became abandoned in the African society were taken in by the extended family or tribal community. Since this is increasingly no longer the case, the Church is being called to proclaim the message of adoption and to promote adoption among its members and friends. It is the
desire of Happy Life to work closely with the local churches in Kenya and around the world to this end,” Happy Life’s website stated. Alyssa Salisbury, junior psychology major and volunteer, said that the group of volunteers consisted of Emporia State students and faculty, as well as members of the Emporia community and a local church. “What I learned was when there’s a job that you have to do, you have to own that job,” said Daniel Page, senior communications major and volunteer. “You have to do it as hard as you can because that’s really the only way anything gets done.” A s for their future plans, members of the volunteer group agree they would like to return to Africa. “ I do definitely want to go back to Africa,” Hansen said. “It’s an amazing place. This was my first trip to Africa and I don’t want it to be my last…I would love to go back to Happy Life and see those kids.” Hansen also said that she has been able to keep in touch by regularly checking the group’s Facebook page, as well as their blog, which provides updates on the children who have been adopted. “ We all hope and pray that they all get adopted someday, so I just try to get my word out as much as possible,” Salisbury said. “Just get out there and adopt and go volunteer because they all need love.” A return trip has not yet been planned but anybody can be involved. Go to Happylifechildrenshome.com for more information.
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Ellen Hansen, associate professor of social sciences, holds Papa, or “Mr. T” at the Happy Life Children’s Home in Nairobi, Kenya. Hansen was part of a group of students, faculty and Emporia community members who traveled to Kenya over the summer to volunteer at the abandoned children’s home. Photo Courtesy of Ellen Hansen
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“The range of rap archetypes has definitely narrowed since the mid-90s, and the telecom act, there’s a lot narrower of view out there now, it’s about the artist as a purveyor of consumer goods,” Chang said. He said that he was struck by the political involvement of rap in areas like Tunisia and countries where riots have recently occurred. Mary Bonner, who co-founded the Bonner and Bonner lecture series with her husband Thomas, attended the lecture. She said she was honored to see so many people out supporting the event. The Bonners were the first and second African American faculty at ESU and have a combined total of 48 years of service on campus. In his lecture, Chang showed video clips from the beginnings of hip-hop
in the Bronx in the early 70s. He also showed some of the pioneers of hip-hop including Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa. A major time of change for hiphop was the passing of the 1996 Telecommunications Act that allowed companies to own more than 40 stations, which was the previous cap. Chang said this caused the rise of the hip-hop megastar and it became more about being marketable and less about the music. Despite this bleak outlook on the current state of hip-hop in the U.S., Chang said there is still plenty to be done in the world of music. “If your crew and you have passion, have vision, have creativity, have values, you too can change the world like these people did with hip-hop,” Chang said. Following the lecture, DreamKillerUniversity, a Topeka hip-hop group, performed a free concert in front of Plumb Hall.
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Hornet football wins first game of season M arcus H ix email@example.com Marking their first win of the season, the Hornets beat the Langston, Okla. Lions by a score of 35-7 at Welch Stadium last Saturday. Emporia State jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. “It’s long overdue,” said junior quarterback Tyler Eckenrode. “It feels great to come out on top today.” Early on, the defense stepped up and forced a fumble on the Langston 13 yard line. But the offense was only able to get three points as freshman kicker Zane Guadagnolo connected on a field goal from 31 yards away. The defense proved stout en route to forcing six turnovers. With the Lions trapped on their own one-yard line, the defense forced a safety, which stretched the lead to 5-0, and gave the Hornets the ball. “Our defense did a great job, for the first time, being opportunistic,” said Garin Higgins, head coach. “They made the best of their opportunities.” The defense continued its dominance when they came up with a crucial stop against Langston on a fake punt attempt to take over possession at the opponents’ 22 yard line. This eventually led to a nine-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Shjuan Richardson, stretching the lead to 18-0. The defense finished off the second quarter with a string of three excellent defensive interceptions that culminated three more points. “I was very disappointed in how we executed (offensively) in the red zone,” Higgins said. “We had some dropped balls, had some missed throws and had some protection break down. We have to improve on that.” At the beginning of the second half, Langston marched down the field, threatening to score when senior linebacker Ben Carlson came up with an interception to swing the momentum back to the Hornets. “(The interception) really was huge,” Carlson said. “They were driving and looking like they were going to score. Coach called some great pass coverage and we just executed it.” The Hornets took advantage of the interception driving
Hornets linebacker Kamrhan Jones attempts to tackle a Lions ball carrier Sunday afternoon at Welch stadium. ESU defeated Langston with a final score of 35-7. Chris Franklin/The Bulletin
55 yards and scoring a touchdown. Eckenrode hit Lion senior running back LeDarrian Page on a 21 yard touchdown strike that pushed the lead to 28-0. The Hornets put the game out of reach. In the fourth quarter, after a long drive by Langston, the defense held strong on a fourth and goal to keep the Lions out of the end zone. The Hornets got a sack and a forced fumble as
Volleyball kills in straight sets against Griffons
time expired. “Today was a good day,” said defensive coordinator Bryce Saia. “We need to keep building… and from here on out, be a consistent defense like I know we can.” The Hornets’ next opponent is the eighth ranked Washburn Ichabods in the Turnpike Tussle. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. this Saturday at Welch Stadium.
Women’s soccer all tied up in scoreless game B randon S chneeberger firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophomore outside hitter Paige Vanderpool takes a shot against Missouri Western on Friday. The Hornets won, 3-0, at White Auditorium in Emporia. Bri McGuire/The Bulletin
C helsie S laughter email@example.com The Hornets took to the court against the Griffons of Missouri Western last Friday at White Auditorium. The rival teams have met 74 times, each team winning 37 games. In their most recent face off, the Hornets came out with no fear and attacked the Griffons from the start to the final winning match in three straight sets. “I think we came out and took it,” said freshman setter Katie Deutschmann. “We got what we were supposed to do done, and our coach was really happy with how we played.” Early in the first set, with a score of 15-11, freshman middle hitter Courtney Haring spiked the ball to give ESU the lead. His team down 17-12, frustrated Missouri Western head coach Cory Frederick called a timeout, but it did not stop the Hornets. They came out strong and scored three consecutive points en route to take the first set 25-17. To start off the second set, Deutschmann spiked the ball and earned the Hornets the first point. The Hornets then continued to attack the net and tore down the Griffon defense point by point. After an ace from junior libero
Meg Schwartz, the Hornets took the lead 14-11. The Hornets won the second set 25-20. “We wanted to make sure we played with our best potential because we did not feel like we had been before,” said freshman outside hitter Carly Spicer. Up two sets to zero, the Hornets came out fired up to start the third set. Deutschmann continued to attack the net and helped the Hornets score. The Hornets grabbed the momentum early on as they raced out to a lead of 9-2, forcing the Griffons to take a timeout. Spike after spike, freshman Courtney Haring effortlessly broke down the Griffon defense. Scoring the final point off of a serve from the Griffons, the Hornets won the third set, 25-17. ESU won the match with a score of 3-0. “We played very well,” said Bing Xu, head coach. “We are a new team and this is a new year for us.” Emporia will be on the road Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 for the Lady Blues Fall Classic Tournament in Topeka. The Hornets will face Central Oklahoma, Angelo State, Abilene Christian and Dallas Baptist. “It is a really important tournament,” Xu said. “From now on everything counts, we just have to go there and do our job.”
Coming off their win against Washburn in the Turnpike Tussel last Thursday, the women’s soccer team tied with the Lions of Lindenwood on Sunday at the Pitch. After regulation and two overtimes, neither team was able to put one in the goal. In defensive and physical contest, both teams racked up a combined 23 saves and 25 fouls. The Hornet record now stands at 1-3-4. “It was definitely a tough one to tie, since we won the other day against such a good team,” senior defender Jessica Decker said. “Our balls just didn’t fall in the net today.” The game began with ESU controlling possession. Both teams managed four shots on the goal. In the 45th minute, Decker took things into her own hands with a deep shot on goal. The shot was directed towards the upper left hand corner of the goal. Despite the good placement, Lion goalie Whitney Calvin deflected the ball. Sophomore forward Nikki Sanders was unable to capitalize off the rebound and her shot was blocked. Minutes later the same scene was repeated. Freshman midfielder Morgan Wheeler placed her shot in the upper right hand corner of the goal, but Calvin denied the shot. Sanders had an open goal opportunity, but she was again denied by the Lion defenders.
“It’s ball watching,” said Bryan Sailer, head coach. “It’s not just one person… it’s everybody, and I did it too as a player. But it’s hard to get beyond that sometimes. It’s so close. It’s a game of inches. (If) that one (shot) was underneath the bar and came straight down another inch, it’s probably in the goal.” The second half saw more even action as the physical battle escalated. ESU failed to make good use of foul shot opportunities and the game went into overtime without a goal from either team. The overtime saw both defenses clamp down as neither team registered a serious threat for a goal. Hornet goalie Nikki Schmitz recorded her 11th save of the game in the second overtime, one block shy of her career high of 12. “Our back four (defenders) helped a lot. They were amazing,” Schmitz said. “My goal is just get nothing in, and that’s what I did.” Sailer seconded the stout defense of the afternoon. “Nikki’s (Schmitz) been outstanding,” Sailer said. “Our defense is pretty tight. They came at us a couple times in the second half with I thought a different speed on the outside which caught us off guard a little bit, but our center backs did a good job of keeping them away from our goal and not letting them in on the keeper one-v-one.” The next game is at 2 p.m. against Missouri Southern on Oct. 2 at the ESU Pitch.
Junior goalie Nikki Schmitz dives for the save during the game against Lindenwood Sunday afternoon at the Pitch. The scoreless game ended in a tie, 0-0. Schmitz was named MIAA Athlete of the Week. Chris Franklin/The Bulletin