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Huddleston, Harmon prepare for 2014-2015 term President-elect, vice president-elect look toward new year A manda G oering copy editor

Tyler Huddleston, junior communication and Spanish major, and Victoria Harmon, junior accounting major, pose just after arriving back at Emporia State from visiting Topeka on Wednesday. The ASG duo won the president and vice president elections on April 9. Traveling with Racheal Countryman, current ASG president and senior communication major, they met with the Kansas Board of Regents and the Student Advisory. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin

The newly-elected Associated Student Government president and vice president prepare for their upcoming term. “As a senator, I saw everything ASG has done has been beneficial for the students, and I just wanted to continue that through ASG as vice president,” said Victoria Harmon, junior accounting major and newlyelected vice president of ASG. After their time as senators, Harmon saw the opportunity to keep positive change going on campus. “I’m really excited to start furthering the partnerships we have with the city of Emporia because a lot of the time students will view our campus as its own little township,” said Tyler Huddleston, junior Spanish and communication major and newly-elected ASG presi-

dent. “I think it will greatly impact the lifestyle that students have.” President Michael Shonrock congratulated them after the announcement. “Shonrock came up to us and said, ‘Congratulations and condolences,’” Huddleston said. “Congratulations for the presidency and condolences for all the meetings we have to attend this week.” With the warning, Shonrock added a bit of encouragement. “He said they were planning some really big things, so I’m excited to see what leadership he has in store,” Harmon said. With their new positions, Huddleston and Harmon have experienced a countless meetings to gain knowledge through the governor and various other officials. “We’ll spend most of the summer reading the policies in and out to make sure we understand them completely,” Harmon said. In addition to meetings, they have started working with Rachael Countryman, current ASG president and senior com-

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Athletic training program Bars find trouble faces potential injury staying open R ocky R obinson

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Kayla Wegman, junior athletic training major, spends up to six hours a day wrapping ankles, performing therapy and prepping Emporia State athletes for practice and competition. But Wegman and the other student athletic trainers now question the future of their program. The Academic Affairs Committee submitted a recommendation that could potentially discontinue the program. The recommendation came separate from the bulk program discontinuations that went through the Faculty Senate earlier this year. The Program Discontinuation Document was submitted April 3 to the Faculty Senate Executive Committee from the Academic Affairs Committee.

Ask any small business owner if starting their business was an easy task, and they will most certainly not agree. The difficult task requires integrity, hard work and a great deal of time, which is why many business owners end up closing their businesses for a variety of reasons. When it comes to opening a business in Emporia, a potential business owner has many options as far as education and financial help to make it possible. Emporia Main Street, a community and economic development agency, teams up with the small business development center at Emporia State and Flint Hills Technical College to create the “start your own business” class. “We’re finding that those businesses that are starting up

Kayla Wegman, junior athletic trainer, prepares athletes for practice on Tuesday. Wegman is one of 17 athletic training majors whose program could be discontinued. ROCKY ROBINSON | The Bulletin

David Cordle, provost and other program discontinuavice president of Academic tions because of “other factors Affairs, said in a Faculty Sen- that weren’t apparent at that ate meeting on Tuesday that see ATHLETIC page 2 it came in separately from the

and people are excited about generally received some training prior to or training throughout what they were doing, so they weren’t just jumping into an environment. They had a support system built in,” said Casey Woods, executive director of Emporia Main Street. Emporia Main Street also offers zero interest or low-interest loans for businesses and has loaned out around $700,000 in this form, according to Woods. Rick Becker, owner of Mulready’s, is one of those business owners who used these outlets to make his dream of owning a bar possible. While Mulready’s will be celebrating their one-year anniversary on May 16, Rick had been creating a business plan through Lisa Brumbaugh at the Kansas Small Business Devel-

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Governor talks higher ed funding at Emporia State A lec M anley s ta f f w r i t e r

On Monday, Gov. Sam Brownback visited four regent universities to talk to students about House Bill 2506. Emporia State was just the second school on the schedule that day. Other schools included Pittsburgh State, Wichita State and Kansas State. After a private meeting between the governor and a group of administrators,Brownback spoke with great enthusiasm over the successes of the state of Kansas that have oc-

curred during his run. “This has been a tough season coming out of this recession, and now we’re in a better position,” Brownback said. “Fiscally, we ought to end this fiscal year with probably over 500 million dollars cash on hand. The first year I came in we had a little less than a thousand dollars cash on hand for the state of Kansas.” Brownback went on to say that investing in higher education is “critically important” to the future of Kansas. “Last summer, I challenged the legislature to provide consistent funding for

higher education,” Brownback said. “The discussions that took place during a tour of our regent institutions were productive and meaningful… Our regent systems fuel our economic engine, by creating a highly skilled workforce, and nurturing the next generation of Kansas teachers, doctors, business people and others.”      Students who attended the speech took particular notice of the part about nurturing the next generation of Kansas teachers. “He only referred to the

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Governor Sam Brownback speaks to faculty and staff members of Emporia State about the increased funding for higher education. The increase would come with the passing of House Bill 2506, which would also remove due process for tenured teachers in Kansas. PHOTO COURTESY OF EMPORIA STATE MARKETING AND MEDIA RELATION


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Correction In the April 3 issue of The Bulletin, in one of the pictures for the article “T-Pain rocks Granada Theatre,” a performer was incorrectly identified as Lesha. The performer’s name was Crystal Foxworth, junior communication major.

Briefs The Bulletin receives recognition On April 13-14, The Bulletin editorial staff traveled to Wichita to attend the annual Kansas Collegiate Media Conference. Awards to recognize achievement in collegiate journalism were presented at the conference. The Bulletin was announced as the Silver Medalist for the All-Kansas award. The newspaper also took home 15 individual awards, including first, second and third place in Editorial Writing and first place in Feature Photography.

Police Reports Reports from ESU Police and Safety April 9 Officer stopped KS 719DVL at 12th and Mechanic. Verbal warning for driving left of center and defective tail light. Officer stopped KS 577ARM at 11th and Merchant. Verbal warning for wearing headphones while driving. Officer stopped KS 177BYP in 200 W 12th. Verbal warning for a seatbelt violation. Officer assisted motorist in 10 W 12th. Vehicle was out of fuel. Officer stopped KS 993DBC in 200 E 13th. Citation for expired tag. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. in 400 E 12th with an arrest for transporting opened container. Subject was taken into custody and transported to Lyon Co. jail. Officer took report of noninjury accident involving Emporia State Pool Vehicle. Accident occurred at Kansas Turnpike Rest Area gas station. Officer contacted two skateboarders at 18th and Merchant and advised of campus policy. April 10 Officer stopped KS 026BJG at 1100 Exchange.Verbal warning for failure to yield at cross walk. Male student request to speak with an officer at Headquarter about a legal document. Subject reported a noninjury accident between KS Corky 20777 and KS 913SND in Lot 3. Report was taken. Officer stopped KS 268FXS at 18th and Center. Verbal warning was given for driving on sidewalk. Officer stopped MO PA7S5P at 12th and Merchant. Verbal warning was given for one way violation at 1200 Market.. Officer assisted Emporia Police Department on a car stop at I-35 and Merchant. Officer stopped KS 814CQW in the 1400 block of Merchant. Verbal warning for a defective headlight, driving without tail lights, and no muffler. April 11 Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a warrant at 2949 W. 24th. Officer assisted Emporia Police Department with a car stop at 200 east 13th. Officer assisted Emporia Police Department with a pedestrian in the street at 12th and Merchant. April 12 Subject requested welfare check at 717 South Twin Towers. Officer stopped drivers of mules escorting prom guests

for driving erratically in sector 9. Morse Hall Reception reports water problem in north east Morse Hall Rooms 019 and 119. Email sent for maintenance note for reoccurring problem. Officers contacted residents at 1309 Sylvan St. and advised to move inside and keep volume down. Officer stopped KS 923ARM at 12th and Market St. Verbal warning for defective headlight at same location. Officer checked welfare of occupants of KS 855BWG north of I-35. Officers assisted the Emporia Police Dept. with a disturbance of the peace at 1903 Sylvan St. Officers assisted the Emporia Police Dept. with a fight at 1839 Merchant St. Student was transported from South Twin Towers to Newman Hospital for medical reasons. April 13 Officer provided jump start and lock out assistance for KS 823EZU at 3010 Eaglecrest Dr. April 14 Officer stopped KS190FTX on west 18th. Verbal warning for speeding. Citation for expired driver’s license. Officer stopped KS 821DBF in 1300 Merchant. Verbal warning for failure to yield for pedestrian at crosswalk in1500 Merchant. Subject reported a theft from Roosevelt Hall, including a laptop and keys. Suspect most likely used the key to her vehicle to burglarize it. This incident occurred on 04-14-14 at approximately 2200. Case taken. Laptop has been entered into NCIC. Two male students and one female student requested to speak with an officer in reference to a safety issue. Officers secured property from a student in Singular Hall. April 15 Officer responded to Sector 3 where the keys of a Pontiac Grand Am had been left in the door. Officer took possession of the keys and contacted the owner. Officer assisted KS 591GDT in 500 Commercial with a flat tire. Officer provided lock out assistance for KS 486DVL in 1600 Center. Officer stopped MO DC0K46 in 300 E 18th. Verbal warning for registration display violation. Officer checked KS 832GPD in 1400 Highland. Vehicle was unoccupied but lights were on. No problem was found.

BARS continued from page 1 opment Center for at least three years. Creating the business plan this way was a completely free service. Becker also took the “start your own business” class and utilized zero interest loans. “We sponsor quite a few things, but trying to integrate ourselves into the community as much as we can (is a goal). We felt like when we opened, we could be a cornerstone business for downtown, a business that gives back as well,” Becker said. Becker said that the biggest struggles he’s faced so far have been staffing and learning the financial aspects, such as a liquor tax that has to be paid each month. The financial struggles can play a role in why businesses close, especially bars, which have to pay a liquor tax that can be $4,000 a month, according to Becker. “Undercapitalization means you don’t have enough money to run your operation, or sometimes people won’t want to perform an analysis or a cash flow analysis for their business, so they don’t know how to adjust their cash flow for the market,” Woods said. “Bars are famous for this. With bars, you’ll see several different issues. Banks in Kansas can’t take an interest in liquor, so they can’t use that as an

ASG continued from page 1 munication major, and Marissa Germann, current ASG vice president and senior marketing major. “This week has been the most fun because we can finally sit back and know it’s going to happen, instead of dreaming about it happening,” Huddleston said. Huddleston and Harmon took advantage of social media to get their name out for the election. Huddleston said he

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time.” “Athletic training and a number of other programs weren’t hitting those numbers (minimum graduation) at that time, but they weren’t missing them by so much (that) I felt discontinuation was not appropriate,” Cordle said. “Other factors, having to do with accreditation and staffing… prompted the dean’s (Ken Weaver, dean of the Teachers College) recommendation on this.” Cordle said this recommendation is just the beginning of the conversation about discontinuance, but this has not stopped Leslie Kenney, athletic trainer, from making plans with the athletic department, lead by Kent Weiser, athletic director, if the recommendation goes through. “We are calculating the cost of increasing the staffing to maintain the quality of care provided, but the student loss should be spread out over a couple of years,” Kenney said. “We would have a little buffer, but we don’t have an immediate answer.” The athletic training program has two full-time staff members and three graduate assistants, who oversee the 17 undergraduates in the program, not including freshman currently trying to get into the

Natasha’s Bar & Grill, 627 Commercial St., was closed down last year. The bar is an example of one of many in Emporia to be closed due to the struggle of keeping up with the many laws and regulations of owning a bar. JON COFFEY | The Bulletin

asset to loan against. Bar equipment depreciates very quickly so it’s hard to take that as an asset to loan against.” Another thing that can cause financial challenges for a bar is the purchase of a building for the business. “Typically with banking rules and regulations you have to come up with 20 percent of your equity for your loan. So if you have a $200,000 loan, and for a business like a bar, that would be within the ballpark of where most of them had to be, that’s $40,000,” Woods said. However, there are other reasons as to why small businesses close, including chronic health issues or a change in career interest. “Being a small business

owner, you work a tremendous amount of hours, and it can be a stressful piece that sometimes people will get into and decide, ‘I don’t want to do this business anymore. I want to do another business,’” Woods said. James Roberts, former owner of Natasha’s and Bamboozler’s, decided to change career paths. He received an education degree from Emporia State and moved to Wichita to become a teacher, according to Woods. ESU students can do their part to have a say in the businesses they want downtown. Emporia Main Street sends out surveys to students, and the results are used in Emporia Main Street’s recruitment of businesses through business investment guides.

was “super pumped” because he was able to change their Twitter account to an actual presidential account and can tweet about their transition. “A web page and social media were our first step,” Harmon said. “Tyler ran the Twitter mostly, but we found an app that could schedule your posts, so we scheduled them for all the right days.” With a Facebook page, and a Twitter account, the two relied on social media for approaching more students. “I do think social media

had a huge impact on our campaign,” Huddleston said. “Using that social media allowed us the opportunity to reach students where they were…rather than having to have them come to us.” Harmon agrees. “Twitter was the avenue that we could reach the most people without being in two places at once,” Harmon said. “I think it was essential to get our name out.” Huddleston and Harmon will be sworn into office on May 18.

program. Each individual undergraduate puts in an average of 1,200 hours per year in the training room, assisting ESU’s 385 athletes. The staff averages between 30-50 athletes per day, depending on the season. “As an athlete, I feel like it is going to cause more problems,” said Carly Spicer, junior elementary education major and volleyball player. “We rely on them completely. I know on my team, we at least have 5 or 6 girls coming in every day.” Bryan Sailer, head soccer coach, said he doesn’t like change and doesn’t think the administration should be “rocking the boat.” Sailer has players who visit the trainers daily, and even some athletic training majors, on his roster. “I don’t have much of a say in the whole situation, but as long as my athletes receive the care and attention they need, I am okay with whatever is decided,” Sailer said.

Shortly after the recommendation was made public, support for the athletic program began sprouting up on campus and social media. A bandaged Corky has become the mascot, accompanied by the hashtag #SaveESUAthleticTraining. The recommendation did not sit well with some student athletes. “If they discontinue it, I am going somewhere else,” Wegman said. “I don’t know where, but I would be gone.” A program discontinuance hearing sponsored by the AAC is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Preston Family Room of the Memorial Union. The hearing will decide what goes into the Faculty Senate’s resolution. The resolution is set to be finished by April 22. The senate will have 30 days to vote and submit their written recommendations to Cordle and President Michael Shonrock.

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Scoreboard hits home run with students, community S teven E dwards s ta f f w r i t e r

Upstarting bar and grill The Scoreboard, 23 E. 6th Ave., is entering its sixth month in business this week. The bar and grill officially opened on November 16, 2013, down street from where Mr. Sister’s Sweets was located. Nicole Wendling, senior business administration major, said The Scoreboard hosted an event where they streamed the Emporia State versus Washburn football game on their first day of business and have been hosting similar events ever since during football and basketball games. “It was a big event,” Wendling said. “We did better than we expected on our first night.” Garrett Breech, bartender, said The Scoreboard is usually packed during any major collegiate sporting events. Basketball games held at William Lindsey White Auditorium, across the street from the bar and grill occasionally fill the bar to capacity. The Scoreboard also hosted its first live music performance last weekend. Manhattan-based country musician Dillon Ray performed a free show on Saturday night. Wendling said Saturday night’s show was an experiment to see how live music will work at The Scoreboard, which proved to be a successful night for the bar and grill.

“It was one of our highest-grossing nights,” Wendling said. Wendling said The Scoreboard also hosts events for ESU organizations, and has done so with groups such as the ESU Alumni Association and the School of Business. The Scoreboard’s eponymous scoreboard was an old scoreboard for Northern Heights High School, recovered from the antique mall in town. The year the bar was established – 2013 – is programmed into the scoreboard, reading “Home - 20, Visitors - 13.” The Scoreboard offers daily specials on top of their already growing menu. Wendling said the bar and grill has a wide variety of appetizers and entrees, and that the menu is “gradually being built along the way.” “Sports bars kind of just come and go around here,” said Andrew Rutter, biology alumni. “I’d definitely like see The Scoreboard survive that, because it’s a really cool little bar.” The restaurant offers sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and homemade malts, including “adult” malts, such as White Russian and Irish Coffee shakes. Wendling said the most popular items on the menu are the ever-growing list of appetizers. They introduced sriracha-infused chicken bites into their appetizer menu last month. “We hope to draw in college students,” Wendling

Nicole Wendling, senior business administration major, makes a drink April 15 at The Scoreboard. One of The Scoreboard’s most defining features is an old basketball scoreboard on the wall. NICHOLAS SUMNER| The Bulletin

said. “But we hope to have The Scoreboard function as a family restaurant, as well.” The Scoreboard opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closes at mid-

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night Tuesday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, it closes at two a.m. The sports-themed bar and grill has a staff of 22 people.

Just because you are inside does not mean you are safe. Talking on the telephone is the leading cause of lightning injuries inside the home. 3

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One crack of lightening can increase the temperture of the air up to

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funding Emporia State was getting, and the increase in funding, but he forgets that the Supreme Court is forcing him to give us extra funding for the schools,” said Jordan Gobely, sophomore political science major. “I don’t believe he’s actually in favor of higher ed. As far as House Bill 2506 goes… it was definitely watered down on what it is actually written in the litigation.” According to “The Wichita Eagle,” KVOE posted an audio clip from Monday morning where Brownback said, “Emporia State, when I sign the budget, and I will, will receive $572,000, over $572,000, in salary cap restoration for this fiscal year.” Several hours later, in Wichita, Brownback said he hadn’t made a decision on the bill yet.  According to Gobely, House Bill 2506 will remove due process and tenure for teachers. “It gives administration way more power than they deserve to have, and it eliminates the last final power the teachers could have,” Gobely said. Sarah Clark, freshman math education major, said she is concerned as a future teacher. “Job security is one of the things that we’re kind of scared about, just in general…And I can understand, he does a lot for our great state, but at the same time, there’s stuff I wish he would be considerate of,” Clark said. Brownback must make a decision on the bill by April 26

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With tornado season in Kansas being from March to early June, students at Emporia State may not be as prepared as they might think in the event of severe weather. “I have seen the maps, like in case of fire, in case of a tornado, where they have the red line,” said Hannah Lowe, freshman communication major. “I think there’s a blue line for a tornado. I’ve seen those – kind of a map of where to go.” Lowe lives in the dormitories on campus. She said recently a flyer was posted right above the buttons for the elevators. “It basically says…what to do, like don’t talk, make sure you’re with your RA, have closed-toe shoes on, take your phone, keys, Hornet card,” Lowe said. Katie Norman, freshman crime and delinquency major, who also lives in the dormitories, said they have little warnings around the dorms, but no one has ever talked about the specific tornado procedures. Emporia is a historically tornado-active area because of two tornadoes that happened here. City-date.com recorded a category F4 tornado that touched down on June 8, 1974. The tornado left six people dead and 177 injured. On May 20, 1957 a category F5 tornado touched down 37 miles from the city center, killing 44 people and injuring 207. A tornado watch is issued when the weather is favorable to have severe thunderstorms that could produce tornados. If there is an indication on radar for formations of tornados, the tornado watch is upgraded to

a tornado warning. A warning may also be issued if a tornado or funnel cloud has been spotted. If there are significant tornado occurrences in highly populated areas, it is upgraded to a tornado emergency. Most people know about the funnel clouds that tornadoes often appear as, the sky that turns dark and almost greenish, the wind dying and the air becoming still, that sometimes happens before the tornado strikes, and the roar similar to a freight train. However, there are other signs that people may not know about. “(There may be) strong rotation in the cloud base…Whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base – tornadoes sometimes have no funnel,” said Roger Edwards from the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. “Hail or heavy rain, followed by either dead calm or a fast intense wind shift. Many tornadoes are wrapped in heavy precipitation and can’t be seen.” Experts agree that knowing where tornado safety areas are is important. Several buildings on campus, such as Cremer Hall, have signs in the hallway, telling where these zones are in the building. “(In the dorms), we go to the laundry room downstairs… And then the obvious, get down, cover the back of your neck. You know, the typical things they teach you like in elementary school,” Lowe said. Norman said she would “freak out” if a tornado came near. “I guess I would just like have to be in the situation, and just kind of like have to decide what to do in the moment,” Norman said.


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Do the Right Thing STAFF EDITORIAL

Gov. Sam Brownback has the rare opportunity to take the moral high ground by vetoing the part of the school funding bill that denies public school teachers the right to due process and has the potential to harm our Kansas teachers. But he hasn’t – yet. He must make a decision regarding House Bill 2506 by Sunday, April 26. So far, he has taken no action. He did, however, make conflicting statements on Monday when he visited both Emporia State and Wichita State. In Emporia, KVOE reported that Brownback said, “Emporia State, when

I sign the budget, and I will, will receive $572,000, over $572,000, in salary cap restoration for this fiscal year.” According to “The Wichita Eagle,” at Wichita State, the governor told reporters he hadn’t made up his mind on HB 2506. What we want to know is – why is Brownback skirting around the truth? We want – and demand – real, truthful answers from him. His decision is looming over the entire state, and he’s acting like we don’t know that. How long will he keep us waiting? He can’t wait forever. The recognition that this bill may become law is

important to ESU as a wellknown teacher’s college. Many of our current students could be those teachers with tenure soon. We are the future of Kansas education, and we do not approve. A teacher, especially a veteran one, should not be subject to being fired from a job without due process. It’s unethical. What we ask is simple: Brownback shouldn’t encourage legislatures to hold school equalization funding hostage to those very narrow special interests that would like to roll back teachers’ rights to the 19th century.

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Goodbye Education

C onnor D elaney Opinion Writer

Why would a state who is host to one of the best teacher’s colleges in the nation even consider creating a bill that strips teachers of their rights? It seems that our great and wise state of Kansas is in the news more often than not. The state has been home to nationally known religious hate groups, it has drafted laws that would be considered unconstitutional in almost every other state and has made it well

known that the state itself is against or even hates education. The state legislature just passed a bill that would strip teachers of their due process rights – the right that forces those who are firing a teacher tell the teacher why they are being fired – and the teacher’s tenure, which serves as job security and allows senior educators to not have their positions terminated without just cause.

Awful Allergies

The season of spring is here again. It’s a bittersweet time of year with colorful blossoms and the annoying allergies we are all too familiar with. But as Emporia State continues to become greener with foliage, it might just be affecting your overall physical health. Kate Weinberger, a PhD candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, claims that wet and warmer winters usually mean earlier and longer lasting allergy seasons with higher amounts of airborne pollen. Trees being the main cause for springtime ailments, symptoms usually involve a runny nose, itchy eyes and sinus blockage. Seasonal allergies are notorious for paralyzing the body’s olfactory system or sense

of smell. What most people don’t realize is that when your sense of smell becomes weaker so does the ability to taste and enjoy food. It is extremely important now with finals less than a month away that students become ever aware and concerned about maintaining a healthy daily regiment whether it be exercising, taking the prescribed daily antihistamines, or just eating a nutritious well-balanced diet. According to ABC News, “Experts say using a neti pot, showering before bed to get rid of pollen particles on the body and keeping windows closed to keep out errant pollen particles are all key.” I have even noticed some students wearing allergy masks or respirators as they walk to and from class. This can prove useful if you suffer

R achel M arshall Opinion Writer

Job searching might be worse than dating. With just about a month left of college, I still can’t say I have a job after I graduate. And I am definitely not the only one. I have fellow peers in the same boat, and we seem to be paddling hard and going nowhere. A huge chunk of my time the last four months has been consumed with job searching, which has led to some realizations. There are a lot of parallels between job searching and dating. I feel like finding a job might be more challeng-

Rethink this. In fact, get rid of it. Laws are meant to benefit people, not strike them with fear. That’s the kind of action we would see in a dictatorship. The great dictator, or Gov. Sam Brownback, should rip up the bill because it serves no beneficial purpose. It harms me as a future teacher by making it harder for me to get and keep a job and strips me of my rights to due process. This law and the state legislation has made me question my career choice of becoming a teacher. They seem to do nothing but punish teachers. Passing a law that gets rid of job security in a time when everyone is obsessed with creating and keeping jobs and stripping teacher’s constitutional rights is a colossal screw-up for the state of Kansas.

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from severe allergic reactions. No precaution is too great when it comes to sustaining your body’s physical health. Every decision you have ever made has affected your body in some way shape or form. Take some time every day to stop and reflect, “What can I do to make my life better, not only for myself but those around me?”

Dating the Job Search ing than finding Mr. Right and it seems like the main overall problem is communication. Just like technology rules relationships, it also has a strong grip on the job market. Now, you are encouraged to make online profiles, like LinkedIn. You want to make it just right to attract potential employers, similarly to Match. com or Tinder. Similar anxieties occur, too. You send in an application and you don’t hear back. You find yourself thinking maybe the application didn’t go through. You ask, “Is my email working okay? Should I try to follow up? Is it too soon? Should I wait for them to contact me?” Does it sound familiar to the usual, “Maybe the text didn’t go through? Should I text her first?” Impressing companies is a lot harder when all you have to work with is resumes, online profiles and portfolios. Personalities are more challenging to convey. You can’t actually show it until you get that interview, but even getting to that step is hard enough.

As a secondary English education major, I fully denounce this bill that does nothing but harm my chances in the educational career field. If I get a job as a teacher, I could potentially get fired for anything I do or don’t do. I could be a minute late and be fired for it under this ridiculous law. I could be replaced with a younger teacher if the administration decides I’m too old. They could hire someone else because they’re cheaper, even though I’ve been teaching for a decade. This could also be interpreted in a way that administration could fire a teacher for their sexual orientation or religious beliefs. Why would anyone want to be a teacher if they can be let go in the blink of an eye for a reason unannounced to them?

Cover letters are tough because everyone else is probably saying the same generic things as you. One internship I applied for had applicants write a cover letter with a twist, which let us show off our creativity. I actually had fun writing it and wish companies did more of that. The silence is painful. It resembles when a person you might be interested in sort of falls off the map and you stop hearing from them. You don’t know why or what happened. You want to know what you did wrong and maybe why they aren’t feeling you anymore. It’s the same with jobs. Companies should let us know they at least looked over our information and that they aren’t interested. Nobody likes to be left in the dark. The saying, “Communication is key” exists for a reason. Employers, please don’t lead us on. If you aren’t interested, let us know. It might hurt a little bit, but like relationships, you just move on and let everything work out on its own time.

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NEWS 5 Emporia seeks to make town college-friendly

The Bulletin | April 17, 2014

Patrons gaze at the menu to decide on their leisurely beverage choice of the day on Friday afternoon while visiting the Granada Coffee Company. The Granada would be part of the proposed Art and Soul District. JENNIFER PENDARVIS| The Bulletin

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Emporia Main Street is endeavoring to draw business to Emporia in order to make the town more appealing to college students.

The city of Emporia is working to introduce a new student-oriented district, much like Aggieville in Manhattan or Mass Street in Lawrence, called the “Black and Gold District.” “There’s not that much

going on, but there’s a lot of smaller town stuff going on,” said Shelby Dains, freshmen elementary education major. “It’s more homey.” Casey Woods, executive director of Emporia Main Street, said the proposal is a

subset of an overall plan to improve the city of Emporia. “We have a communityinitiated development plan, and that plan breaks down the downtown into several different areas... The Black and Gold area – that two to three block area – is designated as an area where we would try and recruit student centric business and try and create student housing alternatives,” Woods said. He also said that the other subsets of the plan include the Art and Soul District, which would include the Granada Theatre, the Arts Council and the churches across the street; the Cornerstone Area, which is the founding area of Emporia at 6th and Commercial Streets, which would contain more traditional businesses and the Courthouse Corridor, which would be associated with the Lyon County Courthouse to the marketplace, which serves as an entrepreneurial startup area.   These changes have been planned since 2005 and have reached the stage where they can finally be implemented. The process will not necessarily be one that ends. In order to understand what

types of businesses would be most beneficial to both the campus and the town, Emporia Main Street has asked students to fill out surveys to see what they desire in the community. “Emporia is a smaller community. We have a market trade area population of about 54,000 people, and sometimes we get requests for business types that require at least 100,000 people in your market trade area,” Woods said. “I know Target is one that pops up on a consistent basis. We’re just much too small to support a business like that.” While Emporia is small, many college students express satisfaction with Emporia. “There’s plenty of things to do – bowling on Friday nights, the zoo and the waterfall,” said Crystal Doolittle, freshman elementary education major. However, there is always room for improvement.   “I would add more restaurants like Chipotle to eat that are cheap,” Dains said. The survey for students can be found on BuzzIn and on Emporiamainstreet.com

Search for dean narrows down to three candidates E mma D e P riest s ta f f w r i t e r

A search committee of seven Emporia State faculty members has been on the hunt for the last few months for the new dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to replace Marie Miller, a professor at ESU since 1990 and the previous dean for three years, who put in for her retirement last fall. Since then, the committee has gone through 58 initial candidates from all over the country, narrowing those potentials down to 15 candidates, then 11 for a phone interview and, most recently, to the final

three finalists – Edward Jarroll, professor of biology at Lehman College in New York; Brent Thomas, professor and head of the Department of Biological Sciences at ESU and Gary Wyatt, professor of Sociology and the current associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ESU. “We’re looking for someone who can fundraise, who can do partnerships with community, who has a belief in shared governance,” said Kathy Ermler, dean of the Graduate School and Distance Education. “And (who) also can lead the college with a vision to the future, of what Liberal Arts and Scienc-

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es should be. I’m hoping that they are able to lead with a shared vision.” The candidates were chosen on an array of different qualifications, including some previous administrative experience, deans and associate deans preferred. The committee members, including Ermler; Jean DeDonder, professor of nursing; Melissa Bailey, professor of biological sciences; Marvin Harrell, professor of mathematics, computer science and Economics; Nate Terrell, chair and professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime and Delinquency Studies; Mel Storm, interim chair of the English department and professor of English and Nancy Pontius, professor of communication and theater.

Each sat down to go over paperwork and narrow down the potentials based on their selected criteria. “The committee all reviewed every single applicant with sort of a rubric in mind, and then came together and said, ‘Here are our top 15,’” Ermler said. “And we talked about all 15. Everyone has their own wish on (who gets chosen). Again, I think you could ask all seven search committee people and they all have a different (idea).” The potential deans had the opportunity to speak on campus about their plans for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and answer questions from students and staff. They even had a few lunches with Liberal Arts and Sciences

students to gather ideas and get opinions on issues they wished to see to in the college. “I do think the students should know that they had student representation. I think that’s important. Every candidate had lunch with the student group,” Ermler said. “So they were able to ask questions, and they provided us, the search committee, with strengths and weaknesses, so that student voice was very important.” The committee hopes to gather their lists of strengths and weaknesses in the upcoming weeks. President Michael Shonrock and David Cordle, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, will make the final decision, and the new dean will begin June 1.


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Raven Skyriver, professional glassblower, works with Emporia State art students to make a glass animal on April 12 at the annual Glass Blowout. Raven specializes in crafting aquatic and amphibious animals. KATHRYN MARTIN| The Bulletin

Annual Glass Guild auction tops record sales S teven E dwards s ta f f w r i t e r

At the Emporia State Glass Guild’s annual Glass Blowout on Saturday, over $9,700 was raised for the guild – almost $200 more than last year. The Glass Blowout featured demonstrations by glassblower Raven Skyriver and live music performed by local musician Eric Martin. Nic Dikin, sophomore glassblowing major and vice president of the ESU Glass Guild, donated five pieces to the auction. One of the pieces that Dikin donated, called “Ray Gun,” was a bottle shaped like a sci-fi laser. “I’ve always wanted to do something like a ray gun or a laser,” Dikin said. “Something kind of futuristic.” Kaila Mock, interim director of the Eppink Art Gallery, said a lot of ESU glassblowing alumni came back to Emporia last week to donate pieces to sell at the auction. Many of ESU’s

glassblowing alumni have gone on to work with reputable glass studios and companies or start their own studio. Joe Sircoloumb, glassblowing alumni, donated a silver and glass vase with a mirrored interior to be sold at the auction. Sircoloumb said he created the piece using glass with silver nitrate, a material used in making mirrors, while working at Chihuly Studios in Tacoma, Wash. Sircoloumb is currently working for Glassybaby. The Seattle-based company is known for their colorful glass candleholders and drinking vessels. They donate 10 percent of proceeds to charities, such as the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, The Humane Society and Conservation International. Danny Shipley, glassblowing alumni, established his own glassblowing studio in Topeka. Shipley donated a piece to the auction that he made in his studio. Skyriver’s demonstrations

featured his trademark glass renderings of aquatic and amphibious animals. He said some of his biggest inspirations come from his experiences fishing with his family. In addition to the demonstrations, visiting artists usually work with glassblowing students during the week before. Mock said visiting artists inspire students to to make new things and try techniques they have not learned yet. “There were a lot more glass students trying to make whales and turtles this week,” Mock said. After the closing of the auction, Altissimo Music Productions hosted an after party show featuring The Boondogglers, a Manhattan-based bluegrass quartet, at The Brickyard. Radius Brewing Company also helped sponsor the Blowout’s after-party show. Half of the proceeds of the show were donated to the ESU Glass Guild.

Ultra-conservative trajectory could be behind exodus: (AP) Kansas needs to roll out the welcome mat. In the past three years more residents have left the state, compared to those who have moved here. From 2010 to 2013, Kansas lost a net 10,197 residents to other states, according to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Over the three-year period, a total 26,949 Kansans left compared to a gain of 16,752 from outside our borders. The numbers are dramatic when compared to just a few years earlier. From 2000 to 2009, the state saw a reduction of 17,574 to outward migration. About one-third if the current trend continues. Kansas ranks in the bottom 10 states nationwide in the number of people who have fled our borders. What keeps us from slipping into oblivion is a healthy birthrate. The num-

ber of babies born in Kansas continues to outpace deaths and migration. The state’s population is holding steady at about 2.9 million. Perception is everything when trying to make a sale. If Kansas were only known for Dorothy and tornadoes, we’d be relatively safe, though slightly embarrassed. Today that wholesome image with an occasional storm is somewhat tarnished. The specter of Fred Phelps and his hatred of homosexuals casts a long shadow across Kansas. With his recent death, we can only hope his heirs decide a different path. Also to fear is the influence of ALEC, American Legislation Exchange Council, an organization that writes legislation with an ultraconservative bent. More than 40 members of the Kansas Legislature are in

the tow of ALEC, including House Speaker Ray Merrick and Senate President Susan Wagle. ALEC provides fill-in-theblank templates whose gist are anti-clean energy, anticivil justice, anti-Affordable Care Act, anti-gun control, anti-public education, antipublic pension, and perhaps most dangerously, antisenior citizen in their war against the “socialist” programs Medicare and Social Security. Such a direction pretty much puts the rest of us on the defensive. When outsiders, including prospective industries, get too curious, we quickly say, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” hoping they’ll be fooled by the smoke and mirrors we are forced to call democracy. How nice if we could pull the curtain wide open, with nothing to hide.

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NEWS

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Music enchants Albert Taylor Hall

Beauty, played by Juri Tokuda, senior music major, returns and agrees to marry the Beast, played by Justin Peterson, graduate music student, after she ran in fear the first time she met him. Beauty and the Beast was one of three acts performed by the Emporia State Opera in Albert Taylor Hall on April 12-13. NICHOLAS SUMNER | The Bulletin

K ati S trickland s ta f f w r i t e r

Spring is a busy time for Emporia State’s music department. Not only did the opera group perform two nights last

weekend, but the percussion ensemble will perform today at 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall. Both groups have been prepping for these shows since the start of the semester, and since the end of the year is near,

there will be many more concerts from all of the different sections of the music department. “The performance is called ‘Take That.’ It is a title of one of our pieces and it’s going to be

kind of an aggressive concert,” said Tracy Freeze, associate professor of music and head of the percussion ensemble. “It’s classical music with lots of heavy drumming.” This concert will also feature the Emporia High School percussion group. They perform two pieces. Their group consists of about 16-18 people. While Emporia State’s percussion has a smaller group with nine people, they will perform six songs. “Our concerts are generally considered ‘full’ concerts. So if you go to a classical symphony, they will be structured to go 45 minutes for one half and have an intermission, and then go another 45 minutes,” Freeze said. Both the opera group and percussion ensemble are not able to practice in Albert Taylor Hall until the week of the performance. Ashley Feist, music major and part of the percussion ensemble, said that their group was practicing in Albert Taylor Hall until 1 a.m. A lot of the students practice individually, so when they all come together to practice it makes a huge difference, and there al-

ways has to be changes made. “I think that anyone that comes to our concerts is pleasantly surprised because of their preconceived notion of what drums will play will be something that is bombastic but we do also have pretty and melodic, soft instruments as well,” Freeze said. The opera that has already showed was called “An Evening of Enchantments” that featured three different one act operas. “We started with ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ which was actually a one act opera written in 1924 – not the popular Broadway film and show,” said Penelope Speedie, assistant music professor and head of the opera performance. “Next, we did ‘Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing,’ which is a children’s opera, and then we ended with a soap opera called ‘Gallantry.’” The opera is much different from the percussion ensemble with preparation because it involves sets and costumes which give it a theatrical environment. The next act will be the Woodwind Showcase at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in Heath Recital Hall.

Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants OAKDALE (AP) — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs. "When it comes to training our workers, not all of today's good jobs require a four-year college degree," Obama said. "But I promise you, there's not a job out there that's going to pay a lot if you don't have some specialized training." With the economy recovering and unemployment still

stubbornly high at 6.7 percent, Obama portrayed skills training as critical to maintaining the U.S. competitive edge in a global economy that has rapidly changing technology and competition from countries like China. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who traveled aboard Air Force One with Obama, said businesses spend $400 billion a year to train their workers. She said a goal of the new programs is to encourage employers to make that training available to others. Obama announced two programs, the larger of which will

put nearly $500 million toward a job-training competition run by the Labor Department and designed to encourage community colleges, employers and industry to work together to create training programs for the jobs employers need to fill. Applications were to be available starting Wednesday and due by July 7. The program is part of an existing competitive grant program for community colleges that train dislocated workers for jobs. A priority will be placed on partnerships that include national entities, such as industry

associations, that pledge to help design and institute programs that give job seekers a credential that will be accepted by employers across a particular industry. Under the second program, scheduled to begin in the fall, the Labor Department will put an additional $100 million in grants toward rewarding partnerships that expand apprenticeship programs. This competition will focus, in part, on partnerships that create programs in highgrowth fields, such as information technology, health care and advanced manufacturing, as well as programs that provide

college credit or industry-wide skills certification. Obama said learn-on-the-job apprentice programs should be expanded because 9 out of 10 apprentices end up in jobs that pay average starting salaries of above $50,000 a year. Obama said "jobs know no borders" in a 21st century global economy where companies can lure the best-educated and most highly skilled workers from anywhere in the world. He said countries like Germany, China and India know this and are "working every day to out-educate our kids so they can outcompete our businesses."


SPORTS

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The Bulletin | April 17, 2014

Hornets sweep Lincoln in four-game series J ake S nyder

Hornets get kicked by Kearney

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Emporia State baseball swept their four game series against Lincoln this past weekend at Trusler Sports Complex. The Hornets started the weekend strong with a 19-3 victory on Friday. ESU was up 12-0 by the fourth inning with one run in the first, six runs in the second and five runs in the third. The Tigers were able to score once in the fourth, but The Hornets put up three more runs in the bottom of the fourth and four more in the sixth. Lincoln scored two more runs in the seventh for the final score 19-3. The Hornets had three home runs on Friday from Price Jacobs, junior outfielder; Aaron Gile, sophomore infielder and Tory Bell, junior catcher. Shawn Talkington, junior pitcher, allowed only one run on three hits with no walks and six strikeouts going 5.0 innings. The nightcap saw another big win for ESU, with a final score of 20-3. The Hornets got an early lead with four runs in the first. They scored seven more in the third with the help of a grand slam by Dean Long, junior infielder. ESU put up another nine runs on nine hits in the fourth, leaving the bases loaded. Lincoln only managed to score one run in the fifth and two in the sixth. Long went two for five and had five RBIs. Todd Shultz, senior catcher, went three for four and had three RBIs. Jarrod Miller, junior pitcher, had one run out of three hits and struck out five going 5.0 innings. “We hit and pitched the ball better than we could have hoped for,” Long, a recreation major, said. “Everything was

The Emporia State tennis team traveled to Kearney, Neb. where both the men and the women fell in dual action. The men fell just short of a victory losing 5-4, while the women fell 9-0. The Hornets lost all three doubles matches, two of them went into a tie breaker, but ESU couldn’t pull it out losing 8-6 in the third. In singles play, the men tried to battle back with Diego Prudencio, freshman; Keenan Smith, sophomore; Johnathan Burtron, freshman and Payton Hayes, freshman, all being victorious, but they fell in a hardfought battle. The ESU women fell in all nine sets for the first time in over a year. Taylor Smith, junior, managed to go three sets but couldn’t pull off the win, falling 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Matt Hinkley, junior pitcher, starts off game two of the doubleheader against Lincoln University of Missouri last Saturday. The Hornets won all four games of the series. ROCKY ROBINSON | The Bulletin

clicking, and it was a great team effort.” The Hornets continued to dominate on Saturday, taking the first game 12-4. They scored six runs in the first inning after a grand slam from Wade Hanna, freshman outfielder, which was the first of his career. ESU put up five more runs in the second inning, thanks to another grand slam, this time from Gile. The Tigers only scored one in the second and three in the sixth, allowing the Hornets to take another victory. ESU completed the sweep after winning the final game

on Saturday. The Hornets were ahead 5-1 going into the sixth inning, where they scored eight more runs after a three run Homer from Levi Parker, junior infielder. Lincoln only scored once more in the seventh, making the final score 13-2. “We played great defense this weekend, and we swung really well,” said Toby Cornejo, senior inner disciplinary studies. “We’re going to try to keep that going and carry it on the rest of the year.” Travis Hendry, junior pitcher, got his first win on Saturday, allowing only one

run on six hits with six strikeouts in five innings. The team managed to hit 11 home runs over the weekend. “We had a great week, but we have to be ready for what’s next,” said Bob Fornelli, head coach. “There’s two more weeks of the regular season left and for us to get where we want to be, we’re going to have to finish strong.” The Hornets also got the win against Washburn in Topeka on Tuesday night 7-6. They will play at home again this weekend against Northwest Missouri State.

Maydew, Weiss shatter school records

Payton Weiss, junior long jumper, does her pre-jump routine at the ESU Spring Open earlier this season. Last Saturday, Weiss broke the school long jump record at KT Woodman, becoming the first Hornet to exceed 20 feet. ROCKY ROBINSON | The Bulletin

A ce F inch sports writer

Payson Maydew, sophomore, became the first Emporia State track and field athlete to surpass 7,000 points in a decathlon last Thursday. Maydew’s new record of 7,202 points beats

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the old record by almost 300 points set by Tom Vietti at the 1995 College Station Relays of 6,913 points. “It’s just a good feeling, I’m just glad some things are starting to come together, but I still have plently of improvements to make. I’m just happy I can positively

impact Emporia State University and our track and field program,” Maydew, an accounting major, said. Maydew is currently ranked fourth in the nation out of Division II athletes. He is also ranked 15th in the NCAA. Maydew was in second place after day one of

the two-day event, and kept the momentum up into the second day, finishing no less than second place, including a time of 4:26 in the 1500 meter, which beat everyone else in the field by 15 seconds. “I’m so proud of him, in addition to being a good athlete, he is an amazing person and his work ethic is unreal. It was only a matter of time before he broke that record and I think he has his sights set on bigger and better things now, such as winning a national championship,” said Steve Blocker, head coach. Peyton Weiss, junior, broke the school record in long jump, taking first place with a jump of 20’1,” breaking her previous personal record by almost a foot. Weiss said it felt incredible, giving God the glory and saying she couldn’t have done it on her own. The only female athlete in the field for the Lady Hornets was Monica Howard, freshman nursing major, who finished ninth overall with 4,309 points. Her best finish on Friday was a second place javelin throw, tossing the spear 37.9 meters. “It was a very long day. I think we started at 2:30 (p.m.) and didn’t get out of there until 7:30 (p.m.) on the first day,” Howard said. “I was happy with my performance. I had a personal best in two events - the hurdles and the 200 (meter dash) - so I was happy with that.” “Monica Howard had a great first collegiate heptathlon and Willie Derryberry and Lane White also competed in their first decathlons as well,” Blocker said. The Hornets travel to Lawrence today through Saturday for the Kansas Relays.

Softball goes 5-1 at home After losing their first game to Central Oklahoma last Friday, the Emporia State softball team won the next five games in a row, taking down both Northeastern State and Central Missouri in doubleheaders. The Hornets fell 3-2 in the tenth inning of their opener against Central Oklahoma before bouncing back with a 4-2 victory in the nightcap. Jessica Gragg, junior catcher, lead the Hornets to victory, going two for four with an RBI and a run scored. Eryn Stockman, freshman pitcher, only allowed two runs on eight hits. Bouncing back Saturday, the Hornets would slip back into first place in the MIAA standings dominating Northeastern State 8-0 in game one and 5-1 in the nightcap. Stephanie Goodwin, junior outfielder, had an impressive night, going 4-4 with two runs scored. ESU would continue the momentum into this week, winning both games of the doubleheader against the Mules of Central Missouri. The Hornets held the Mules to three runs, while they scored eight in game one. The nightcap would go down to the final innings as the Hornets scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to take game two 8-7. The Hornets finish the regular season with another doubleheader against Southwest Baptist this Saturday at the Trusler Sports Complex.

Upcoming Games Track & Field at Lawrence

TBA Thurs.-Sat.

Baseball at Emporia

4 p.m. Fri.

Baseball at Emporia

3 p.m. Sat.

Baseball at Emporia

5 p.m. Tues.

Men’s Tennis at Emporia

2:30 p.m. Fri. 3 p.m. Sat.

Men’s Tennis at Emporia Softball at Emporia

2 & 4 p.m. Sat.


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