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Incoming student Oct. 16 is voter registration deadline enrollment up, overall down H annah T homas

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number of new freshmen and transfer students by 8 percent – 80 students. Schmidt said the enroll Last week, the Kansas Board of ment numbers for this year are Regents released current enrollment both challenging and exciting. figures for the six regent universi “We have a great group of ties. Emporia State experienced freshmen students and a campus the first new student increase of community that is yearning to freshmen, transfer, and graduate hold their stingers high,” Schmidt students since 2007. said. “This is ESU’s opportunity to But the university has not seen learn, assess and grow.” an overall increase in enrollment According to an ESU press numbers since 2008 and remains release sent to The Bulletin last the regent school with lowest stuweek, one of the efforts taken to dent population. This year, ESU’s appeal to freshmen, transfer and overall enrollment is down 1.8 per- graduate students was the launchcent – 109 students, according to ing of an “integrated marketing KBOR’s documents. campaign that included billboard “I would much rather look at and television advertising in how rates are increasing for incom- urban Kansas markets and highing students,” said Brooke Schmidt, energy events like Hornet Night Associated Student Government in Overland Park and the Hornet president and senior Spanish major. Telethon on campus.” “Clearly, we are doing something The press release also stated right if we are increasing our that “scholarship opportunities for incoming population. This is a new and transfer students” were great opportunity for our campus another factor that contributed to take note of things we are curto recruitment, which was due rently doing and also a chance for to a “$7.5 million commitment us to implement changes in the from the Emporia State University upcoming years.” Foundation.” The number of new fresh“Our new recruiting stratemen increased from 587 students gies have been successful,” said Jim in 2011, to 621 this year. New Williams, vice president of Student transfer students rose from a total Affairs, in an email. “We need to of 409 to 455, increasing the total

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With Nov. 6 just over a month away, the deadline to register to vote – Oct. 16 – is fast-approaching. “I think it’s crucial to be able to take advantage of our responsibilities and our privileges here in America to be able to do that (vote) because not everyone (can),” said Amy Murphy, junior elementary education major who is a registered voter. Luke Drury, senior political science major, said he believes very strongly that people should register to vote in the districts where they live because by not doing so, they obviously cannot vote. And voting, Drury said, is extremely important. He

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Diana Ketron, freshman elementary education and library science major, registers to vote on Wednesday in the Memorial Union Main Street. The last day to register is Oct. 16. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin

Thespians pumped to perform ‘throwback’ classic S teven E dwards The theater department will present its 40th Homecoming Scholarship Musical, a production of Manhattan native Damon Runyon’s “Guys and Dolls,” Oct. 11-14. This year’s show is the third homecoming production of “Guys and Dolls” – the first was in 1978 and the second was in 1994. “The process in deciding the homecoming musical involves looking at our production history and what our students can do,” said Jim Bartruff, director and professor of communication and theatre. “We felt like this was the best choice for this slot.” Marah Melvin, senior theater major who plays Miss Adelaide, said the previous productions of the show both had good turnouts. “I like the fact that we are revisiting a well-known American musical that’s modern enough for most people to enjoy,” Melvin said. “It’s

a throwback that a lot of people know.” Bartruff said they convinced President Michael Shonrock to play a brief role in the production. Shonrock appears in a scene where Nathan Detroit, played by senior theater major and Bulletin distribution manager Noah Mefford, has a phone conversation about the illegal craps game he trying to put together – and keep it a secret from Lt. Brannigan, played by senior theater major Michael Stauffer. “It’s really cool that he’s (Shonrock) part of it, and it’s good to get support of the faculty, even if they’re not part of the department,” said Mike Koetkemeyer, senior theater major and stage manager. The homecoming casino night theme is tied to the gambling-related themes in “Guys and Dolls,” said Nancy



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Senior theater major Won Song rehearses for the homecoming musical Sunday night in Beach Hall. The musical will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Albert Taylor Hall. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin

PHA helps spread breast cancer awareness Things to Look For

K enzie T empleton Currently, more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors are living the United States, including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Panhellenic Association (PHA) has a table in Memorial Union this week to help spread awareness and to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization that has been dedicated to spreading awareness and raising funds for breast cancer research since 1982. By press time on Wednesday, PHA had collected about $30 in loose change. Their target goal is $50. “We have fact sheets for both women and men in regards to breast

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Jessica Medlin, junior business education major, helps Tabitha Keast, junior elementary education major, tie a pink ribbon onto her jacket. October is breast cancer awareness month, and the Panhellenic Association set up the table to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Lingzi Su/The Bulletin

inside the breast or underarm area 2. Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast 3. Change in the size or shape of the breast 4. Dimpling or puckering of the skin 5. An itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple 6. Pulling in of the nipple or other parts of the breast 7. Nipple discharge that starts suddenly 8. New pain in one spot that won’t go away Source: Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Police Reports

Reports given to The Bulletin from ESU Police and Safety Department Sept. 27 Phillip Unruh reported a noninjury accident in Sector 3. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a disorderly subject in 900 Market St. Sept. 28 Female subject reported a loose dog in 1700 Merchant St. Campus police contacted Emporia Police Dept. Custodial staff reported skateboarder at the old Butcher Education Center. Subject left the area prior to officers’ arrival. Officer reported a parking problem on the west side of Twin Towers Complex. A verbal warning was given for parking in unauthorized area. Officer stopped IO 670SY at Sector 9. A verbal warning was given for a one-way violation. Officer assisted Lyon Co. deputy with a car stop in 1100 W 12th Ave. Officer stopped KS A092825 in 1200 Merchant St. A verbal warning was given for defective headlight. Sept. 29 Resident Assistant at Twin Towers Complex reported a power outage on 7th floor of South Towers in Rooms 705, 706 and 707. Officer reset breakers. Resident Assistant at Twin Towers Complex reported a power outage on 7th floor of South Towers in Rooms 705, 706 and 707. Officer reset breakers again. Officer stopped KS 297DVL in 1100 Exchange. Citation for speeding in 100 E 12th Ave. Resident Assistant at Twin Towers Complex reported a power outage on 6th floor of South Towers in Rooms 610 and 613. Officer reset breakers. Officer stopped KS 266CKI in 1300 Merchant St. A verbal warning was given for defective headlight. Officer contacted operator of KS 642ALY parked at the compound north of I-35 and advised to move vehicle. Sept. 30 Officer checked welfare of operator of KS 021BWG at Earl Center. No problem was found. Officer stopped KS 203EGB in

200 E 15th Ave. A verbal warning was given for defective brake light. Tanner Orchard reported a male student in Twin Towers Complex vomiting and partially unresponsive. Student was transported by ambulance to Newman Regional Health. Resident Assistant in Twin Towers Complex reported two male subjects doing laundry in the laundry room but were not residents. Officer contacted both subjects and warned them not to use the facilities in Twin Towers Complex again. Oct. 1 Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. and Lyon Co. deputy with search for a suspicious person in 1400 Merchant St. Officer retrieved a found bicycle by the HPER building. Officer issued a city parking citation to a vehicle in 1700 Highland St. for parking against flow of traffic. Officer contacted two female subjects in Hammond Park and advised not to be in park after hours. Oct. 2 Parking Enforcement immobilized KS 699CBP in Lot 3. A citation was issued. Officer stopped KS 131CBP in 400 E 12th Ave. A verbal warning was issued for a defective brake light. Officer stopped KS 756FDY in 100 E 15th Ave. A citation was issued for a passenger seatbelt violation. Officer checked welfare of occupants of KS 326CBP in Lot 1. No problem was found. Officer stopped KS 822BBV in 1300 Merchant St. A verbal warning was given for defective brake light. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a search for a possible runaway minor female in 1300 Highland St. Officer stopped KS 425DVK in 10 W 15th Ave. A verbal warning was given for a stop sign violation at 15th and Wooster Dr. Morse Hall Complex Coordinator reported a male resident of South Morse Hall acting angrily. Officer made contact and determined subject was having a personal issue.


ASG spices up Can the Bods The annual Can the Bods competition between Emporia State and Washburn University began this week, and this year Associated Student Government is sponsoring an additional competition between the dorm floors. The Greek houses will also compete amongst themselves in their homecoming pairs, as will the RSOs on campus. The dorm floor that collects the most cans wins a pizza party from ASG. The winning Greek house and RSO will each receive free color advertising space in The Bulletin. The winning house and RSO can design their own ads or have The Bulletin design them. Can the ‘Bods runs through October.


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ASG approves three new RSOs, appoints senators

Andriana Flores and other members of ASG put their votes into a cup for Senator of the Month at last Thursday’s meeting. Senator of the Month will be a monthly occurrence. Jenny Pendarvis/The Bulletin

L uke B ohannon Associated Student Government approved seven new student organizations at their meeting last Thursday, including Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), which was rescinded at the first meeting of the semester. BBBS is a non-profit organization that pairs children and teenagers with volunteers called “bigs” who spend time with them. The group was represented by Frank Cortez, senior recreation major. The senate voted to recognize BBBS, 21-0-0. President Brooke Schmidt made recommendations for two new senators at the meeting – Caleb Critchfield, senior elementary education major, and Samantha Beye, graduate student for school counseling, were sworn in. Critchfield was appointed as a senator for the Teachers College. The senate moved to suspend the rules and move the recognition of BBBS and the Non-traditional Student Organization to general order, leading to a total of 14 bills on the agenda to be voted on.

PHA from ...Page 1 cancer because this cancer can occur in anybody, not just women,” said Kelcie Push, senior psychology major and director of community service and philanthropy for PHA. Push also said the group made pink ribbons that students can pick up for free and wear to show support for breast cancer awareness. “Men (with) breast cancer is not frequent, but it can still happen,” Push said, “and all men should be educated on the prevention of breast cancer and the warning signs as well.” Although men are, indeed, susceptible to the disease, Mary McDaniel, assistant director of Health Services, said breast cancer is far less common in men than it is in women. Incidents of male breast cancer account for about 1 percent of total breast cancer cases, according to the Komen group’s website. “The average age (for men) is

Half of those bills were for the recognition of student organizations, including the Multicultural Greek Council, which was represented by its president, Doricka Menefee, junior secondary English education major. “(The Multicultural Greek Council is) an umbrella organization for all the multicultural Greek letter organizations, so we would make sure all the organizations have taken care of their community service,” Menefee said. “We will be the voice to everything. So if you want to get into contact with any of our organizations, you can contact (us), and we can make sure you get the connection you need.” Menefee said that there are currently three groups affiliated with the council and that she encourages any other multicultural groups that might start up in the surrounding area to join as well. The senate voted in favor of approving the group. The Non-traditional Student Organization was represented by Clarence Frye, sophomore economics major and the vice president of the group. Frye said the group is designed to help unite the non-traditional students on ESU’s campus.

68, so typical college-aged men have little risk,” McDaniel said. “Student Health more often talks to young men about testicular cancer, which does hit young men.” But breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in American women – except for skin cancers – and 1 in 8 women, or 12 percent of the total female population, will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, according ACS. “Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer,” the ACS website states. “The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%).” The website also states that breast cancer related deaths have been declining since 1990, which is “believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as

“We can be mentors, we can be tutors, (and) we can be involved in what’s going on and share our experiences with younger students so that they don’t make some of the same mistakes we may have made as young adults.” – Clarence Frye, Non-traditional Student Organizatoin “We do intend to be involved in what’s going on on-campus, volunteer hours, all those kinds of things, and to be engaged in helping traditional students to continue their education,” Frye said. “We can be mentors, we can be tutors, (and) we can be involved in what’s going on and share our experiences with younger students so that they don’t make some of the same mistakes we may have made as young adults.” Frye told the senate that the group has not had an official meeting yet and that he did not yet know exactly how many members were involved. The group was approved, 21-0-0. Two bills for reserve fund requests by Sigma Rhomeo and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee were tabled due to lack of representation and will be on general order for the next meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in the senate chambers on the third floor of the Memorial Union. improved treatment.” McDaniel said young women should be aware of what’s normal for their breasts and become accustomed to that knowledge so they can spot an abnormality. “Start maybe after a clinical breast exam so you know that what your healthcare provider felt was normal,” McDaniel said. “Then, by doing selfexams on a regular basis, women will notice changes when they first occur and seek care.” McDaniel said breast self-exams (BSE) can be done regularly at home, and clinical breast exams (CBE) are usually done as part of a woman’s annual gynecology exam. “I’d rather people didn’t try to figure out on their own which lumps might be dangerous and which ones might not be,” McDaniel said. “Rather, people should be very comfortable with their breast tissue, know what’s normal for them, and have any new lumps or changes checked out by their healthcare provider.” Mammography is another way to detect signs of breast abnormalities, and yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health, according to the ACS. McDaniel said some risk factors, such as genetics, cannot be helped, but there are some risk reduction strategies, including maintaining a normal weight, exercising regularly, avoiding smoking and moderate alcohol use. “There are more, such as bearing children before age 30, but you don’t typically think of college students planning to have a baby to reduce cancer risk,” McDaniel said. CLASSIFIED Renting 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms $375 - $675 620-481-477 620-343-7464


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Campus updates ‘old, outdated’ email system N ing L iu On Sept. 24, Emporia State switched the old Novell GroupWise email system to the new Gmail system for two main reasons – the amount of mailbox storage and the time emails were able to stay one file. Cory Falldine, director of user support for Technology and Computing Services (TCS), said GroupWise was an old, outdated system, that students’ emails were limited to 10 megabytes and emails could only be saved up to 180 days or 6 months. “We determined that we would actually be moving them to an outsource solution, and the outsource solution we are using now is Gmail,” Falldine said. “We have created a separate email address domain in Google which is the ‘@g.emporia. edu.’” In addition to switching to Gmail, employees, faculty and staffs’ accounts have been moved to Microsoft Exchange or Outlook. “Gmail can give 10 gigabytes and will keep all the emails permanent – it will stay there as long as you want, so students don’t lose their emails after 180 days anymore,” Falldine said. Falldine also said that Gmail provides access to different Google applications like Google Chat, sharing library documents with other students and other staff, etc. But some students have different opinions on the change. Yuichi Nemoto, junior information systems major, said he thinks it is more of a hassle to access his email account in BuzzIn. “When I log on to BuzzIn, I have to log in twice to get into my email,” Nemoto said. “It’s inconvenient. I can’t see the ‘email’ icon in BuzzIn layout anymore.” Samuel Schmidgall, sophomore secondary English education major, said that he had not seen any notable differences that made him care either way. “I go through both emails. I can’t avoid missing emails, but I wish they wouldn’t change my email address because I’m getting confused how to choose which one to write down for my email address,” Schmidgall said. “I do wish this was done over the summer, instead of doing it in the middle of our classes.”

Cory Falldine, director of user support service for TCS, explains the email switch from Groupwise to Gmail. The switch happened Sept. 25. Cheyenne Broyles/The Bulletin Shi Qiu, graduate business administration major, said he likes the Gmail accounts because it has a larger storage capacity than the Groupwise. He said he also likes that he can now search for other people’s email addresses. However, he also pointed out that he was not sure about whether he would receive emails from the old email address. But Falldine said both the old mailbox address and the password to it should work as well. All the emails sent to the GroupWise system mailboxes are forwarded to Gmail. Jingwen Zhou, senior psychology and economics major, said it was a great change because it is a good trend in the development of techno-

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pride and support. This year, she said, they are focusing on current continue this success and raise the ESU students in particular and bar on our efforts to retain those investing time in helping others students we recruited.” support and foster a shared sense of But Schmidt said that in the pride for ESU. ASG campaign last year, she and “Most importantly, the campus Stuart Sneath, ASG vice president has an understanding and a comand senior sociology major, focused mitment to improve student retentheir platform on increasing school tion,” Williams said.

logical adaption for ESU. One complaint Zhou had, however, was that she lost some emails the day GroupWise was disabled and that she was not sure whether the teachers’ email addresses were changed as well. “There is one struggle we are still working with the address books,” Falldine said. “In our ‘@g.emporia. edu’ domain, students’ (emails) show up, and students can see other students, but right now, students can’t automatically see faculty and staff, and that’s something we’re working on.” Falldine suggested that students look up their instructors’ emails on the faculty and staff directory on the ESU website for the time being.


‘Heroes’ aim to make big differences with small actions H annah T homas Everyday Heroes encourages people to stop being bystanders in situations that involve bullying, discrimination, sexual assault or abuse, or drug and alcohol abuse. In addition to encouraging people to step up and do something, it also gives people information on what to do. Candace Brooks, junior elementary education major and co-campaign manager for the Emporia branch of Everyday Heroes, said people will say that they want things to change but want to know what they can actually do. “For me, it’s just awareness and action on top of the awareness,” said Timothy Thomas, senior crime and delinquency studies major and president of Sigma Alpha Lambda, the RSO that sponsores Everyday Heroes. “I would like for our culture, and when I say culture, I’m not talking race, I’m talking the younger generation, to understand the importance of loving your neighbor, loving your enemy. That’s basically what it stems from.” Everyday Heroes asks people to, first, realize that there are things happening everyday around them that qualify as bullying, discrimination or abuse. According to their fliers posted around campus, sometimes people are simply unaware of what all is happening. The second step is to transcend the barrier that automatically comes in the form of thoughts saying, “It’s not my problem,” or “No one else is doing anything, so why should I?” This requires identifying the thought and choosing to do something regard-

less. The third step is to take some kind of action, whether calling 9-1-1 if needed, having a conversation, changing the subject or in some cases, direct confrontation. Kelly Roberts, senior secondary speech, theater and English education major, said that she thought Everyday Heroes is a wonderful idea. “I always wanted to take a stand and try to support people because there are some kinds of bullying that can be a little more subtle than others,” Roberts said. “It’s important to know all the facts and to look out for the different, more subtle kinds, because this can be just as influential as more overt kinds of bullying.” Thomas said he feels this nationwide movement is needed to make people more aware of what goes on around them every day. Brooks encourages students to learn what can be done in situations to help others and actually make a difference. She and Josh Wallace, sophomore public relations major and co-campaign manager, said that it does not have to be a big action. Wallace said it could be something as simple as just opening the door for somebody who’s having a bad day. “People are looking for ‘Am I qualified?’ The fact that you think that you want something to change, right then, right there, you’re an Everyday Hero,” Brooks said. “But that you have the aspirations to want to be different, to want to help others, just the thought in your mind right there qualifies you to be an Everyday Hero.” Everyday Heroes will have a table set up in the Memorial Union tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns 
 WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what’s to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies’ DNA in just days instead of weeks, moving gene-mapping closer to routine medical care. The idea: Combine faster geneanalyzing machinery with new computer software that, at the push of a

few buttons, uses a baby’s symptoms to zero in on the most suspicious mutations. The hope would be to start treatment earlier, or avoid futile care for lethal illnesses. Wednesday’s study is a tentative first step: Researchers at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., mapped the DNA of just five children, and the study wasn’t done in time to help most of them.

No. 7 Wildcats finding balance through the air MANHATTAN (AP) — In a league of high-powered offenses that love to air it out, Kansas State is a misfit. The No. 7 Wildcats would prefer, in the words of Kansas coach Charlie Weis, to “ram it down your throat every single play.” But an improved passing game has allowed the Wildcats to be more balanced, and that’s made them even more difficult to stop than last season. They’ve already thrown for 758 yards through four games, an increase of nearly 50 percent over last year, and quarterback Collin Klein is

completing about 70 percent of his throws. So far, he’s connected on 15 plays of at least 20 years, more than double this point last season. “You have to spend so much time trying to stop (Klein) as a runner, it obviously exposes you in the pass game,” said Weis, whose job it will be on Saturday to find an answer when the Jayhawks visit the Wildcats for the first time in his tenure at Kansas. “Sometimes they get some really easy money because you have to come up and stop him,” Weis said. “If you can’t stop him, you don’t have much of a chance to win the game.”

As long as Bill Snyder is at the helm, Kansas State isn’t likely to abandon its steady, clock-eating approach in favor of a full-on shootout mentality, the kind that resulted in West Virginia’s 70-63 basketball-like final score last Saturday over Baylor. Still, it looks like the Wildcats’ goal of a more balanced offense is being realized. Klein is integral to the system, but credit is also due the group of offensive linemen who have protected the Heisman Trophy hopeful well despite injury problems.

said she went to the registration table because she learned about it from her encourages people to educate themBuzz-In account. selves as much as possible on what “I think it’s important to vote the candidates are working towards because it’s one of our privileges as so they can be educated voters, rather being an American citizen,” Prickett than just picking names at random. said. “Some people don’t exactly have “The local (and state) elections the right to vote in other countries, don’t get as much hype, and those and they don’t really have a say in actually affect us a lot more on an who their leader is, so I think it’s individual basis than national elecimportant that in America, you get tions,” Drury said. “So it’s really to voice your opinion.” important for folks to get registered. Kamee Nelson, senior secondary That way, they can have a say in the art education major, said that she local policies, or at least support those does not care for politics, although people who are going to support the she does appreciate the idea of the policies that they most like.” voting process. Yesterday afternoon, ESU “I wish politics were like they Young Democrats had a table in the were in the past because you knew Memorial Union where students more what the people were actucould register to vote and learn about ally campaigning for,” Nelson said. the voting process. “Now, all it seems like is diss your Sydney Prickett, sophomore competitor, and I’m like, ‘Ok, you secondary English education major, don’t like your competitor, but what

are you working toward?’ It’s harder to know.” Kansas law now requires that every voter must show a photo ID before they cast their vote. Driver’s licenses, passports and student ID cards from accredited universities are all acceptable forms of voter ID. At, students can get registered to vote, and starting Oct. 17, the website will have ballots that people can print, fill out and mail to the election offices in the districts where they are registered to vote. Students can also visit Lyon County’s election office at 430 Commercial St. to get registered. “This is our time as citizens, as students, that we can voice our opinions, that we can actually go to the polls and make a difference, and really leave our mark on what is state, local and national politics,” Drury said.

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opinion We Are Not Disposable

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Good strategies start small. One doesn’t start a weight loss regiment by losing 50 pounds immediately. They lose five, then 10, then 20 and so on. Goals must be achievable. Sacrifices must be made. Adding a human and personal element complicates the matter. And now, the upperclassmen of Emporia State are beginning to learn that the university’s quest to increase enrollment may come at a cost to them. The recent release of enrollment statistics by the Kansas Board of Regents seems promising enough. Although there was an overall decrease in enrollment numbers this year, the target demographics – freshman, transfer and graduate students – all increased, according to a press release sent to The Bulletin last week. It was the first step in a long term strategy to bring students to ESU. The press release concerning the numbers identified two major factors in enrollment success – recruitment and retention. But those outside the target population are left wondering why they have been forgotten. After

several years of dedicated loyalty to our school, where are their incentives to stay enrolled here? The caveat to the retention aspect becomes quite clear – keep new students. School is not cheap. Granted, ESU is one of the more affordable institutions in the state, but debt is debt. The financial appeal of scholarships is no less desirable to a seasoned student than an incoming freshman or anyone else. The cost is the same. But last November, the ESU Foundation announced an initiative that provided more than $7 million this year in new scholarships for incoming freshman and transfer students. The recourse for students who have already been here for a year or more is financial aid, parental help or additional work. To those without scholarships, who come from low income families and whose time is stretched to the limits as it is, student loans become the sole option, deepening their debt. It’s not as if we don’t understand why ESU is trying to boost recruit-

ment of new students. President Michael Shonrock was hired with a criterion of enrollment increases, and if the numbers are any indication, he’s doing precisely that. The Bulletin commends Shonrock and his staff in their efforts, but what about the rest of us? It seems like a simple fix. If one of the primary ways to increase recruitment and retention is to provide scholarships, then what is preventing the university from simultaneously inundating its older students with information on national or regional scholarship opportunities if they can’t provide us new, institutional scholarships? Some method of compensation for the intentional ignoring of a massive percentage of current students is in order. Otherwise, we seem to be the cost of future prospects. We are not disposable. Our time, dedication and money are not trivial. We only ask that we, too, be acknowledged as integral to the university’s future, or, at the very least, not be deemed statistically disposable.

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New Email, New Headache Maybe it’s the general air of confusion, maybe it’s the frustration, maybe it’s the constant complaints, but something tells me this new email transition is not going well. I mysteriously did not receive any emails during the first week of the transition. I must not have followed the forwarding rule directions exactly as they were given – even though I did. Then, when I went to email a couple of faculty members, I tried to find them in search engine, and it didn’t work. Are some people not in the new address book? Did I do something wrong? No. It just turns out that faculty and staff were not switched to the

new system. Their addresses stayed the same. But I don’t get it because many of us relied on the address book to email our professors. This wouldn’t seem like so much of a let-down if some rather obvious precautions had been taken. First, a trial run probably could’ve helped out. I’m no computer whiz, but I don’t see why that couldn’t be possible. Second, doing it in the middle of a semester seemed like a bad idea. I’m swamped with tests, quizzes and reports – trying to figure this out is not at the top of my priority list. Some say this is the inevitable backlash from any technological change. Check your newsfeed the

next time Facebook makes a switch in style and format. The outcry can be deafening. But when the primary function of a service, in this case the exchange of email, is not just altered, but hampered by the transition, we have to pause for reflection. Even with all of this frustration, I like Gmail. I like how I don’t need to sign in constantly. I like that we can finally mark things as spam. And I know we’ll all get accustomed to it eventually. Even if this was a switch for the better, it wasn’t achieved in a very efficient manner. Hopefully, the next time we attempt a large-scale change, it will be with more forethought and common sense.

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A Narrow Field of Vision By reading these words now, you are experiencing the thoughts of someone who can potentially change your opinion on any matter they wish to. I can sway your mind to eat more sugar or fruit just as easily as I can convince you to vote for the left or right in the upcoming election. Well, maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part, but there are definitely those in the media who can. The content that is aired on our radio stations, printed in our newspapers and displayed on our websites all have the ability to twist our logic to conform to others’ opinions and standards. They influence our choices on what to buy for lunch. They tell us who to choose for an election, and they call it reporting. With headlines streaming into

our newsfeeds, remarks about how Romney has already lost and cannot come back seem almost prophetic. This influences the undecided voter to move away from pushing the button in favor of Romney all because of bold-faced type on a computer screen. They want you to believe that Romney cannot recover from the staggering information released through speeches videotaped via cell phones, the same way others want you to see how Obama sidesteps questions in order to present you with a positive image of his campaign. With a staggering number of undecided voters in our country and an election coming up in mere weeks, a number of opinion-enforcing authors and companies are push-

ing themselves into the open at a furious rate. Their words force you to analyze only what they want you to know, throwing away the information that could be interpreted as opposition elsewhere. Our opinions become tainted by their logic, and those who never read the paper or only get their news from “The Daily Show” are at the highest risk of being controlled. It may be a horribly time-constraining way of moving forward, but we must research our information and not be fooled into believing the words “above the fold.” We cannot let writers and newscasters be our only source for information, tempting us with their easily chosen thoughts. Our opinions need to be our opinions, and our thoughts have

money on programs for the students and faculty - programs that could teach them about the signs of what to look for in their fellow students with potentially dangerous inclinations, programs that could teach them how to react in terrorist situations? These are lessons that all students could carry with them throughout their life. It could be part of their education, a learning experience they need in order to function in today’s society. I hate to believe our society has become so violent that we have to train children in how to survive a gunman’s attack, but it seems almost necessary at times. Perhaps through this education, one of them may figure out a way to stop or turn this

unthinkable violence in today’s society around. We are not immune from these questions. Universities are equally vulnerable to a school shooting. But for now, why doesn’t the school district look at different options before arming guards? The district should work more closely with the local authorities on response time in case a situation does occur in our high school. The district could also consult with larger school districts without armed guards on how they deal with these questions in their area. It may even be a good idea to consult with a district that has experienced one of these unthinkable acts to see what they have learned and how they protected themselves.

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EDITORIAL STAFF A ndrew P otter to be our own thoughts; anything less would be playing into their hands for their desires of our country.

Don’t Arm the Guards The Emporia School Board is currently discussing a proposal that would allow armed security guards at Emporia High School. Do we really need men with guns in our high school? I don’t think so. As I see both sides of the situation, now is not the time to arm the guards. If more training was offered to faculty and staff on what to look for in students who might have problems, wouldn’t that prevent a potential tragedy without the need for guns? The biggest concern for me is a security guard who may overreact to a situation with his gun first. Innocent students may be injured or killed by an under-trained guard. Wouldn’t it be better to spend

Letters to the Editor

Kenzie Templeton Editor-in-Chief Charlie Heptas Managing Editor Chris Krause Convergence Editor Jon Coffey Photo Editor Matt Cook Opinion Editor Rocky Robinson Sports Editor Khaili Scarbrough Design Editor Susan Welte Assignment Editor

BUSINESS Shane Wilson Advertising Manager Sisi Huang Business Manager Ashley Lucas Office Manager M ichael E. W illiams Explore all the options before arming the guards in our schools.


Max McCoy Associate Professor of Journalism


The Bulletin | Oct. 4, 2012

Hoop Group meets for fitness and fun

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Inspired by the hula hooping class offered by the Student Recreation Center, Belinda Schlesener, non-traditional undeclared major, decided to create the Hoop Group at Emporia State. “We actually started meeting periodically last year when Megan O’Brien, a graduate student from Lawrence, suggested we have a hooping session at the ESU Recreation and Fitness Center,” Schlesener said. “It’s not an organized, structured class. We have fun trying and practicing whatever we want. It’s interesting to learn new tricks and skills from other hoopers, and (hula hooping) doesn’t require too much (space).” Schlesener said there are some talented hula hoopers in the group and that everyone learns from each other. “We also have hoops of all sizes – hand hoops, medium hoops, large hoops, weighted hoops, flexible hoops. We bring a lot of extra hoops, so there’s plenty to try,” Schlesener said. “People hoop for different reasons. Some of them hoop for fitness, some for fun, and some are very talented hoopers with a

variety of tricks.” Ariel Vandiver, junior earth science major, found out about Hoop Group by talking with Schlesener at the Activities Fair earlier this semester. Vandiver is hula hooper with a variety of skills. “It’s kind of a therapeutic thing for me,” Vandiver said. “I struggle with… pressure (in) my life. You know, a hoop is a perfect circle, and you can’t break a circle. When all the things in my life have been broken, my hoops aren’t.” Schlesener said that although she does not do too many tricks, she does hula hoop for fitness, which she said is good for the abdominal muscles and joints like in the shoulders, knees and ankles. Breanna Morrison, graduate industrial organization psychology major, said she considers hula hooping Junior art education major Emilee Troll a relaxing way hula-hoops at the Recreation Center to spend her last Thursday. Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin spare time. “I always “(Hooping) can be done alone or like just hula with a group, and gets us moving. hooping. As Hooping is very popular on the East a graduate teaching assistant, I don’t and West coasts. It’s becoming more have too much time to exercise,” popular now in our area,” Schlesener Morrison said. “Hooping can be said. really relaxing exercise and it’s a lot The group meets at 2 p.m. every of fun.” Thursday in the Fitness Room in the Schlesener’s goal for the Hoop Recreation Center. The class is open Group is to make hooping available to hoopers of all skill levels. to all ESU students.

“A hoop is a perfect circle, and you can’t break a circle. When all the things in my life have been broken, my hoops aren’t.” – Ariel Vandiver

Classy Casino Night High Rollers

Austin Marriott, freshman history major, collects the dice during a game of craps while sophomore elementary education majors Bekah Birchier and Amy Barnes, and freshman English major Elliott Sherwood cheer her on. The Union Activities Council hosted the event last Thursday night. Jenny Pendarvis/The Bulletin

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Perfectly Normal, Natural Things Gird Your Loins

K enzie T empleton Nothing ruins an erotically good time quite like the realization that you’re lacking protection – namely, condoms. We see it all the time in commercials and movies: a couple is in the middle of foreplay, primed and ready to go, and then, someone asks, “Do you have a condom?” They can run to a store and buy a box, have sex anyway sans latex, or they can simply call it night. But let’s be honest; in the heat of the moment, it’s a struggle to put the action on hold so you can hurry to a convenience store and purchase some rubbers. And with hormones coursing through your body, I doubt many would simply take sex out of the equation. Unfortunately, people often say “screw it” and do the deed anyway, which is one of most irresponsible decisions you can make regarding your sexual health. As college students, we need come to accept the fact that we exist within a hook-up culture. Sure, there are students who believe in and practice monogamy because, let’s face it, we live in the Bible Belt, and being monogamous is the “norm,” what society at large expects of us. That being said, just because you’re in a monogamous relationship that doesn’t mean your sexual exploits are any “safer” than your non-monogamous counterparts, especially if you haven’t been tested for STIs and such. While other students remain celibate, either by choice or circumstance, the reality is that for many of us, college is a time of exploration and experimentation. Sometimes, we decide to break with tradition and sleep around or have multiple sexual relationships at once, and there’s no shame in that – as long as you’re being smart about it. By smart, I mean taking the steps necessary to protect yourself and your partner(s) from unwanted pregnancy and STIs. So why the hell are we still asking our bedmates if they have a condom? Shouldn’t we expect each other to be equipped with the basic necessities at all times? Even if you’re on the fence about hooking up, common sense dictates you be prepared because you never know whose bed you might find yourself in at 1 a.m. If you do decide a onenight-stand is for you, it’s a choice I hope you’ve considered in depth. Making the decision to hook up, regardless with whom, is not something you want to decide in the heat of the moment. You should be aware of and comfortable with your own boundaries. But say you’ve never thought about it before and find yourself in a situation you hadn’t even considered a possibility because it does happen. People surprise themselves all the time. You tell yourself you want a meaningful relationship before you engage in intercourse, but then you meet a knock-out at a party and wind up going home

together. What happens when neither of you has a condom? Luckily, we live in a town where Wal-Mart is open 24 hours a day, but like I said earlier, good luck putting your libido on hold. If you’re low on cash, the Student Health Center provides male latex condoms, primarily Trojans and the ONE brand. Often, there is a fishbowl in the waiting room so students can help themselves to a few while they’re there, and they are also available in each of the exam rooms. If you want more than “just a couple,” you can get 20 condoms for $2 plus tax. Mary McDaniel, assistant director of Health Services, said they also special order flavored or scented varieties, non-latex male condoms, and female condoms for event giveaways. And then there’s the age-old question of just who exactly is responsible for providing protection. As far as heterosexual relationships go, there’s a cultural belief that men should be the sole provider of the condom. But ladies, you simply cannot depend on your male partners to provide the rubber because there’s always the possibility that he doesn’t have one…or two, or however many you’re going to need if, say, you’re shooting for multiple rounds. You’ve got a few options. You can either buy a package of male condoms yourself, or you can opt for a female condom. In any case, you’ve got to be able to protect yourself. Female condoms come in one size only and are a good option for some, especially those who don’t always know what size of male condom they might need. As for my non-heterosexual friends, the same basic concept applies to people of all sexual identities, regardless of what hardware you have between your legs. If you’re in for some male to male action, you both need to have a condom that will fit your own penis, even if you’re not planning on doing any penetration. I’ve already covered the importance of making sure your junk is clean before you perform oral sex (The Pregame Sniff), but no amount of soap and water will ward off a sexual infection. If you both have vaginas, you still need a condom if you’re planning on implementing toys, produce, etc., or even if you’re just using your hands. If you’ve got a wound on your finger, it can get infected. And as for oral sex, use whatever you prefer, be it a dental dam or a piece of saran wrap. The bottom line is, you are responsible for girding your own loins, no one else.

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HealthNature’s Candy Sugar – another one of those nutrients we all enjoy but also try to avoid for health reasons. But should we? New York City sure seems to think so with their recently-implemented ban on sugar containing beverages that are greater than 16 ounces. I find it kind of sad that some in our country’s government think we have such a lack of self-control they must limit our serving sizes, but, nonetheless, it will most likely cut back sugar intake, which is, indeed, needed for the average American. If you were one of the few stu-

G reg F arris dents paying attention in freshman year biology, you probably remember talking about why humans love sweet and salty tastes. It’s been hypothesized that we can’t stop ourselves from having sugar cravings. From an evolutionary standpoint, the taste of sweetness for our ancestors meant telling

the difference between poisonous and non-poisonous plants. In turn, choosing sweet tasting foods aided in our species’ survival. So don’t feel so bad about that Ben & Jerry’s you wolfed down before bed. It’s natural. Confusion arises because sugar is labeled inherently bad, but fruits are the logo of a healthy diet. Yet, the main macronutrient in fruits is sugar. No wonder the general population is so frustrated with nutritional guidelines. And I’m not even mentioning the new milk-hating crowd. Now, let’s learn. Sugar can be divided into natural sugars, such as the sugars in milk and fruit, or it can be referred to as added sugar found in candy, soda, pop tarts and the like.

Yes, there are other ways to break down sugar, such as those individuals attacking fructose or high-fructose corn syrup, both which seem to be hot topics right now, but for simplicities sake, this is a good starting point. Added sugars are often referred to as “empty calories,” which means that they rarely are accompanied by essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber. This is in contrast to the sugar found in fruit or milk. So what’s the difference? Essentially, 50 grams of sugar found in a container of Dr. Pepper is equivalent to 50 grams of sugar in a banana – the difference lies in what else the food provides. This is the main reason why sugar

cannot be labeled inherently bad, nor should any other nutrient; it needs context. Here’s a suggestion – trying feeding your sweet tooth with fruit first. As I stated earlier, it’s natural to have sugar cravings, but it can just as easily be met with a bowl of strawberries as a big gulp from the gas station. Fruits will typically be lower in calories per serving and help meet micronutrient needs. Research has also shown that fruits have a strong satiety effect, so you’re less likely to overeat at other meals as well. Last, don’t forget the golden rule of moderation. There’s nothing wrong with the occasional sugar cookie, just don’t have the entire package.


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Drum majors keep time and more “It’s really a different side of the beast. A drum major is more than just a conductor. The biggest challenge is being one step ahead of the director, but the fun part of it is being able to move the band around and experiment with different positions and movements.” – Marquis Scott Musical from ...Page 1 Pontius, professor of theater and set designer. Cast members said they have been looking forward the opportunity to perform the American classic since it was announced by theater department last spring. “I actually wasn’t completely familiar with this particular musical, except a few songs,” said Jamarious Wicker, junior theater major who plays Raoul, “but I really got into it. It just got into my system and really grew on me quickly.” Koetkemeyer said that he couldn’t do his job without the support of the cast and crew and that he appreciates their focus and respect for each other. “Rehearsals have flowed together so well,” Wicker said. “There’s been no drama or anxiety. We have a week before dress rehearsals start and you can already see the cast is really colorful and has a lot of chemistry. This is going to be a really great show.” Melvin said it’s been a great experience so far, and she can’t wait to share it with the audience. “Guys and Dolls” will open at

S teve E dwards Marquis Scott, senior performance education major and member of the Wind Ensemble and Clarinet Choir, was announced as the Emporia State Marching Hornets’ newest drum major at the beginning of the semester. “I didn’t really expect to become drum major,” Scott said. “It’s been hard but a lot of fun.” Scott joined fellow drum majors Ben Reilly and Grant Saylor-Perkins preparation for the Marching Band Festival held yesterday at Welch Stadium. Drum major applicants were required to attend a summer band camp up to 12 hours a day for the month leading up to the beginning of the fall semester. Scott said his new position as drum major was announced during one of the final band camp sessions on Aug. 7. Scott also said there’s a lot more to the duties and details that drum majors have to mind than just “keeping the band in time.” “It’s really a different side of the beast,” Scott said. “A drum major is more than just a conductor. The biggest challenge is being one step ahead of the director, but the fun part of it is being able to move the band around and experiment with different positions and movements.”

Nathan Gay, Marching Hornets director, said they hold auditions in the spring, where drum majors have to compete and that there is a questionnaire as well. Saylor-Perkins, junior music education major, said that the Marching Hornets began rehearsing for the festival on Aug. 10. “It’s a challenging piece for sure,” Perkins said, “but we made a lot of progress in rehearsals very quickly.” The Marching Hornets performed three movements – “Amazonia,” “The Rising Sun” and “Drums of Thunder” from composer Peter Graham’s “Windows of the World,” a 30 minute piece that explores the music of Latin America, Japan and Africa. Gay said he had experience performing this piece while he was part of a brass band in Kansas City. “I took out three of the movements and made it more suitable for marching music,” Gay said. Reilley, senior performance education major, said it was fun practicing. “We got a more challenging and interesting piece of music to perform at the festival this year,” Reilley said. Gay said that in addition to the performance by the Marching Hornets, 13 high school marching bands performed at the festival, including bands from Emporia, Olathe, Gardner, Topeka, Wichita, Parson and Burlington.

Ben Reilly, senior music education and music performance major, conducts the halftime performance during the football game Saturday at Welch Stadium. Reilly is the head drum major in the marching band. Yohan Kim/The Bulletin

7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Albert Taylor Hall. There will also be showings at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13, and a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 14.

“Rehearsals have flowed together so well There’s been no drama or anxiety. We have a week before dress rehersals, and you can already see the cast is really colorful and has a lot of chemistry.” -Jamarious Wicker

Marah Melvin (center), senior theater major, Aubrey Near (left), junior theater major, and Trinity Standridge (right), senior theater major, rehearse for the homecoming musical Sunday night in Beach Hall. The musical this year is “Guys and Dolls.” Yiqing Fu/The Bulletin

Football on Winning Streak

Senior linebacker Jordan Sanders pumps up his teammates before the game on Saturday. The next football game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. Yohan Kim/The Bulletin

Jullea Decker, senior elementary education major, and Alaina Fairbanks, junior physical education major, cheer for the Hornets football team Saturday at Welch Stadium. The Hornets defeated the Lincoln University Blue Tigers, 37-26. Yohan Kim/The Bulletin

news Faculty welcome new second VP

The Bulletin | Oct. 4, 2012

Faculty Senate President Kevin Rabas speaks about a KBOR faculty of the year award and asks committees for recommendations. Awards will go to one tenured and one non-tenured faculty member at each regent certified school. Jordan Storrer/The Bulletin

H annah T homas The Faculty Senate welcomed Manjula Shinge, associate professor of English, to her new position as Second Vice President Tuesday afternoon. “It’s a pleasure and honor to welcome Dr. Manjula Shinge to her new role,” said Kevin Rabas, associate professor of English, co-director of creative writing and Faculty Senate president. “Manjula asks good questions, and she is a good listener. She is an amiable, responsible leader, and I look forward to watching her grow into the eventual role of faculty president.” Racheal Countryman, junior communication major, spoke on behalf of Associated Student Government and discussed their plans for this year’s “Can the Bods” campaign. “Can the Bods started this week (and) we should start seeing some drop-off boxes all around campus,” Countryman said. “We’ve actually

even moved out into the community. We should have some in grocery stores, places like that. You can also drop them off at the Center for Student Involvement.” Countryman also said that Lyon County will host political forums this month. Next Tuesday, local candidates will meet on campus, and on the 16th state candidates met on campus. Further information on these events is forthcoming. The senate discussed Bob Driewer, CEO of Newman Regional Health, who will visit campus to interview staff and faculty and get an outside perspective of ESU. The possibility of viewing the report he will write on the various departments’ needs and wants was also put forth as a suggestion. Rabas asked each of the committees to put together a paragraph answering two questions relating to student success – what are faculty members doing, and what can they do in the classroom to ensure the success of students? These questions

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were put forth by the Kansas Board of Regents at their September meeting. The senate debated having the Faculty of the Year Award at ESU, which recognizes both tenured and non-tenure track members but does not have any monetary reward. The senate tabled the discussion until the next meeting. Zeni Colorado, assistant professor of instructional design and technology and chair of the Committee on Campus Governance, reported on the developments in creating a new logo for ESU that will be used for academic purposes, whereas the Power E logo is used more casually. Tanja Steigner, associate professor of business and education and chair of the Faculty Affairs committee, reported on developing a resolution to commend Carol Russell, professor of early childhood development, for her work with the Tuition Assistance Program. The next meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Preston Family Room in the Memorial Union.

Students gather info to improve Emporia businesses, lifestyle

A lex H osack Graduate students in MK 864, Marketing Strategies, are working with local merchants to offer more goods and services that are more student-friendly in order to make Emporia more appealing. The project, originated by JoLanna Kord, director of institutional research, will focus on understanding and improving relations between ESU students and Emporia merchants so that there are more options for students around town. “Once in a while you want some entertainment,” said Kevin Coulson, associate professor of marketing and director of the focus group lab. “Once in a while you want something other than dorm food or something you cooked yourself. Once in a while, you would like to be able to do a little shopping downtown. So if they (merchants and students) come together, you benefit as a student and the merchants benefit because they get money. We all benefit from the fact that everybody in the community has a more viable lifestyle. We get a more viable community.” Coulson said that the marketing students have already spoken with the Emporia City Commission about their perception of how students and the town work together,

as well as the Emporia Main Street merchants about how they view students as consumers. Bill Noblitt, executive director of Marketing and Media Relations for ESU, is providing funding for the project and has contributed about $900 so far. “I’m always interested in marketing and research,” Noblitt said. “The more information that we have, the better we can sell Emporia to our prospective students, and I also think that it can perhaps help us get different businesses in town and help the town, help our city, get more businesses in town that students are looking for.” The next step in the project is a survey that was emailed to all students about what goods and services they expect from Emporia merchants. Coulson encourages all students to complete the survey, which takes about 10 minutes. Another part of the project involves groups of MBA students traveling to Pittsburg, Manhattan, Lawrence and Warrensburg, Mo. to see what relations between merchants and Pittsburg State University, Kansas State University, Kevin Coulson, associate professor of marketing, explains the goal his students’ marketing project – to create a the University of Kansas and the more viable lifestyle for students and a more viable community for Emporians as a whole. Lingzi Su/The Bulletin University of Central Missouri Adnan Alkhoudeer, graduate Students completing the survey campus to cooperate with us, to students are like. They will then business administration student, are also a key component in the respond to the survey because present their findings to the City said he hopes to gain “hands on research project, Alkhoudeer said. we believe it will benefit us all,” Commission and local merchants experience” from this project. “We want the students on Alkhoudeer said. for a grade.

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Hornets bite Blue Tigers S hane J ackson When freshman kicker Eli Kuhns nailed a 51-yard field goal in the third quarter of the game against Lincoln University this Saturday, not only did he tie the school record for the longest field goal, he also put the Emporia State Hornets up 34-13. ESU beat the Blue Tigers, 37-26, at Welch Stadium. “You can’t really think negatively about it (heading up to the kick),” Kuhns, a nursing major, said. “I just thought I could make it.” But what Kuhns didn’t expect is that not only would he tie the school record for longest field goal, he would also tie for most field goals made in a game with a total of four. The special teams unit also broke a MIAA record with seven field goals by three different kickers. The offense exploded in the first quarter as Derwin Hall, senior running back, rushed two touchdowns and Derek Jonas, senior punter and kicker, scored a field goal, pushing the Hornets to a 17-0 lead. The shutout in the first quarter made

it the fifth time the Hornets have held their opponent scoreless in the opening quarter this year. “We would like to get that going all four quarters, but if we can get it for one quarter then we will take that,” said Jordan Sanders, senior linebacker and sociology major. Lincoln responded with an 18-yard touchdown pass to open up the second quarter but was blocked on the extra point attempt. After that, the offense flipped a switch and missed several opportunities to put the game away, coming away with three field goals at the hands of Kuhns and Jonas and a safety to go into the half, 28-6. In the second half, ESU relied heavily on the legs of their kickers. Kuhns nailed two more field goals in the third quarter, including his 51-yarder, while the Blue Tigers tried to put a dip in the scoreboard with a 4-yard touchdown run. “Offensively, I thought we executed until we got to the redzone, had too many drops, most drops we had all year,” said Head Coach Garin Higgins. “That’s what was disappointing about this win.” The Blue Tigers fought back

Sports Shorts Football looks to pounce Bearcats

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This will be the 19th meeting between the two. The Hornets have dominated the series as they lead 15-3, including winning the last seven games. The Hornets are ranked nationally as the 11th best offense in the MIAA. The defense continues their vicious streak of not allowing a single point in the first quarter all year. The Hornets are also ranked in the top 25 nation-

ally ranked college football teams for the first time since 2003. The Bearcats enter their first season back in the MIAA after a four-year break as an independent. Unfortunately for them, they have not fared well as they sit at 1-4 in the bottom half of the league. They are, however, the only team in the MIAA who has not allowed a fourth down conversion and have the third-ranked punt returner in the MIAA. “I’m upset about a few things, but at the end of the day we are 5-0,” said Head Coach Garin Higgins. “We just have to keep going and improve on it, starting with Southwest Baptist. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.

C hristy F lippin On Friday, the Emporia State volleyball team took on the number one team in the MIAA, the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Hornets lost 2-3, with scores of 27-29, 25-12, 23-25, 26-24 and 15-4. The Hornets had a strong showing against the unbeaten UNK Lopers but came up short. Senior defensive specialist Meg Schwartz led the ESU defense with 29 digs, while the offense was led by junior right side hitter Paige

Vanderpool, who had 18 kills and 17 digs, earning her a double-double for the game. On Saturday, the Hornets traveled to Hays to take on Fort Hays State University. The Hornets fell 3-1 to FHSU. Schwartz, who had 20 digs, again led the defense. Vanderpool led the offense with 12 kills. The Hornets are set to play in the Lady Blues Fall Classic on Friday and Saturday in Topeka, where they play two games on Friday and two games on Saturday.

After their record setting win on Saturday, the Emporia State football team, now 5-0, looks to go 6-0 for the first time since 1988 this weekend. They will travel to Bolivar, Mo. to take on the 1-4 Southwest Baptist Bearcats on Saturday.

with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but in the end, ESU was victorious over the 0-5 Blue Tigers. But the Hornets seemed to hit a wall Saturday with several missed opportunities. Senior quarterback Tyler Eckenrode still managed to throw for 197 yards, going 22-36. Hall led the ground attack with the only two offensive scores from his six carries. Senior receiver Shjuan Richardson quietly hauled in seven catches for 66 yards. On the defensive side, the Hornets held their own as they forced two interceptions. Sanders caught one of those and led the way with nine total tackles. Senior defensive back Jeff Richards hauled in the other interception in the first quarter. Thanks to a seven field goal performance and a blocked extra point, the special teams helped advance the Hornets to their first 5-0 record since 2003. The Hornets look to extend their record to 6-0 when they travel to Bolivar, Mo. to take on Southwest Baptist at 2 p.m. Saturday.

In a game full of spectacular defensive plays, junior defensive lineman Ryan Louia breaks up a Lincoln University pass Sept. 29. The play resulted in a possession for the Hornets, who are now 5-0. Will Austin/The Bulletin

Alums join XC team in home meet

Volleyball suffers rough weekend

Asher Delmont, who graduated last year, ran for the alumni team, “ESU Old Guys,” and placed 14th with a time of 26:19.80 at the ESU Planet Sub Invitational Sept. 30 at Jones Park. Yohan Kim/The Bulletin

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Freshman setter Sydney Hartman sends the ball to a fellow player last Saturday at Fort Hays State University. The Lady Hornets lost with a record of 1-3. Courtesy of Courtney Riggle/Leader

Emporia State alumni joined the cross country team last Friday for their home meet, the Planet Sub Invitational at Jones Park. The meet consisted of entries from 25 different schools and had over 350 runners. For the last decade, alumni have had the opportunity to race against and alongside current ESU cross country runners. This year was one of the largest turnouts with 12 alumni, and according to Trey Brokaw, assistant coach, senior physical education major and former ESU cross country runner, said this was the best chance to beat the current runners. “There are a few of us still in town

and some going through the master program, so we could get together and train,” Broskaw said. “It is just kind of a rag tag team, and everybody does their part, and we come together the day of the race and try to put together a good team effort.” The alumni went all out this year, even making jerseys with an aging Corky with a cane and beard. Three out of last year’s four seniors returned, including Asher Delmott who lead the alum team, the “Old Guys,” placing 14th and helping them place eighth overall with a time of 27:37.20. On the women’s side of the meet, Fort Hays State won the meet with an average time of 18:57.10. ESU came in eighth out of 18 teams with

an average 5k time of 20:25.56. The men came in fifth out of 19 teams with an average 8ktime of 27:20.32. Brock Ternes also ran for the “Old Guys” and placed 21st with a time of 26:37.60. Skyler Delmott, William Hohmeier, Ryan Hahn, Jason Dolan, Adam McGovern and Luke Weins also ran for the alumni. Freshman, accounting major, Lindsay Cuadra was the top performer for the Hornets on the women’s side with a time of 19:57.30, and she placed 32nd out of 148 runners in the 5k race. “It felt really good to be the top runner for the girls,” Cuadra said. “The home meet was a different feeling, made me more pumped up not as focused on the race, in good way. I just focused on people cheering me on.” The women had four runners place in the top 51. Those runners included freshman Taylor Stueve in 37th place, sophomore Susan Welte in 50th place, and freshman Dominique Staats who placed 51st. For freshman accounting major Kayla Lansing, the home crowd advantage was a good experience. “It was fun running in front of the home crowd, but it was also nerveracking because I really wanted to do my best,” Lansing said. Lansing placed 80th with a time of 21:17.90. On the men’s side, FHSU had five runners place in the top 10. The top runner for ESU was sophomore Morgan Riggs, who placed 25th out of 162 runners with a time of 26:52.50 in the 8k race. The men’s team had four runners place in the top 50. Those runners included freshman Daniel Claassen in 28th place, Brian Mosier in 35th place and Jacob Bull, who placed 49th. Mosier, a freshman mathematics major, said he had his best race of the season so far. “It was nice to perform well in front of the home crowd,” Mosier said. “I’m excited to see what we can do. It seems like we always step up for competition, and I think we can all run faster than we have been.” The Hornets’ next meet, the MIAA Championships, is in Maryville, Mo. Oct. 20.

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