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Community plunges for Special Olympics E mma D e P riest s ta f f w r i t e r
Though last Saturday was supposed to be up in the 50s, the Annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge had to take the time to cut a hole in the ice of Mouse Lake for this year’s set of plungers. “I did jump in, but not on Saturday. I jump(ed) on Friday after setting up everything,” said Beau Jenkins, sophomore management information systems major. “The name does not lie. When I hit the water, my body immediately felt an intense chill around it. The best feeling was getting out.” Victoria Huss, sophomore nursing major, hurries to get to dry land with the Jenkins and other players help of volunteers after jumping into the icy water with fellow Chi Omega sisters of the Emporia State football Saturday morning at Moose Lake. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin
Students recieve scholarships at luncheon S teven E dwards s ta f f w r i t e r
Faculty, staff and students gathered for the sesquicentennial Emporia State Founder’s Day luncheon on Friday Feb.14 in Webb Hall. During the luncheon, Kendra Briggs, graduate music major, and Kristina Bramwell, sophomore elementary education major, were announced as the winners of the second annual 1863 Scholarship essay competition. Students entering the competition wrote essays about how ESU has changed their lives. Gwen Larson, assistant director of media relations, said essays were submitted to Roe R. Cross distinguished professors for review on Monday, Feb. 5. “There was a much tighter turnaround for submissions this year with school starting so late,” Larson said. Larson said there were forty-seven entries this year. Mel Storm, professor of English said the snow days earlier this month helped free up time for the professorship to read the submitted essays. Briggs won the first place prize, a $1,000 scholarship, with her essay “Igniting The Flame.” She said her essay ex-
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team helped at this year’s Plunge by setting up tents, taping off the plunging area and creating a section for others to watch. The Polar Plunge is an annual event set up to support the local Special Olympics branches. It raises money to not only send special needs athletes to the Special Olympics, but gives them opportunities that they may not normally get, both on and off the athletic field. When 11 a.m. rolled around and it was time for the jumping to begin, the air was filled with many emotions. “Going up there I was excited (and) really nervous,” said Haley Ferris, sophomore
occupational therapy major. “I just didn’t know how it would feel afterwards but it went really well.” Like a leap of faith, gathering oneself to jump into what is perceived to be freezing ice water is the first step. The second being to take the step off of the platform into the unknown temperatures of Mouse Lake’s waters. “Me and Chloe (Cowan, sophomore elementary education major) held each other’s hands and we just jumped in on the count of three, and once we got in it was just like shock, it just shocked our body,” Ferris said.
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Wedding bells ring in William Allen White E mma D e P riest s ta f f w r i t e r
On Feb. 14, two people were joined in holy matrimony. It’s a story that’s been seen a hundred times, but something was different about this particular nuptial exchange – it took place in Emporia State’s William Allen White Library. Anita Lin, graduate English language and literature student, and her now-husband Alex Dowdell, a microbiology grad at University of Kansas Medical Center, decided that the library’s 24-hour study commons area would be perfect for their civil ceremony to take place. “They started talking about when to get married and thought Valentine’s Day sounded like a good plan,” said Gwen Larson, assistant director of Marketing and Media Relations. “So basically, they were looking for a judge who would marry them and thinking, ‘We find a judge – we use the judge’s courtroom; everything’s peachy.’ Well, none of the judges at district court apparently had time on their calendars for Valentine’s Day. So then they went looking for another officiate. She started thinking about it and she’s in the learning commons a lot. She made the comment that she’s been in there at four in the morning studying. And so she thought well, I’ll just ask. And so whoever was in charge of the space said, ‘Sure, why not?’ It is our first wedding in the Learning Commons at White Library.” The two met through Match.com in July of 2013 and hit it off, and they decided to meet in person at the end of July. “I was about to fly to Miami for vacation,” Lin said. “It was kind of like a blind date, so it was just had a coffee, then chat, and that was it.” Lin and Dowdell started dating a little after their third date, but didn’t start thinking about a wedding until closer to Thanksgiving. “We drove all the (way) back to his
Anita Lin, graduate English language and literature student, takes a moment to share a smile with her new husband Alex Dowdell, a microbiology graduate at University of Kansas Medical Center, during their wedding ceremony Feb. 14 in the William Allen White Library commons area. JON COFFEY | The Bulletin
hometown, Littleton, Colorado. And we met his parents and we had dinner with them, and then he said ‘Let’s take a walk to downtown,’” Lin said. “So we take a walk downtown. It was before Thanksgiving, so there wasn’t a lot of lights there, but he was trying to find a place that was very bright.” After walking in silence for a while,
Dowdell finally found an area he thought was “right.” Reaching for the ring, his nerves got the best of him. “He tried to reach in his pocket for the ring, but it was stuck,” Lin said. “Then he got his knee down and then he propose(d) in Chinese. Yeah, it was really cute.” But the see WEDDING page 6
Looking for Answers among Tens of Thousands of Lost Books
B rianna H enshaw g u e s t c o lu m n i s t
I have been a Hornet for over four years and if the powers that be would let me, I would stay at this institution forever. However, I know I must move on and get that “real” job we are all working for. I have loved Emporia State since I was young and knew it would be the right place for me to earn my teaching degree and expand my knowledge. As a graduate student, the connections I am making among what is being taught in my classes is both exciting and daunting, yet I am enthralled
with the way this school has changed my way of thinking. Luckily, I am also a graduate teaching assistant and have been given the opportunity to share my love of the English language with my students. They sometimes look at me sideways when I get overly excited about a book or work of literature they have yet to read. However, their questioning gazes cannot squelch my overflowing excitement I have towards literature and
reading. The library has been many things to me over the years – a place to nap, work on group projects, find information and introduce my students to the ways of researching. Though it may not have always been the prettiest place to search for books and journal articles, the staff has made up for that with their knowledge and helpfulness. The fourth floor, a designated quiet zone, has proved useful beyond compare when
I was in need of a silent area to study. After the first floor’s remodel over the summer, I was quite impressed with the facelift it had received and even more excited that students had access to it all day, every day. One of the first things I notice as I walk up the steps to enter the library is the flora planted out front. In the warmer months, the smiling faces of the flowers greet me as I embark on my next literary mission. To keep any garden
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Faculty Senate discusses hot topics R ocky R obinson spor ts editor
Reports given to The Bulletin from ESU Police and Safety Feb. 13 Officers took report of an accident involving KS 10541 at the Physical Plant. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with traffic control at 12th and Neosho. Officer reset the door buzzer at the Earl Center to stop it from constantly beeping. Officer assisted a vehicle in Sector 7 that was stuck in the snow. Twin Towers Complex staff reported a resident believed a theft of money occurred earlier in the evening. Officers served search warrant on 6th floor South Twin Towers. Female subject was cited for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a medical call at 1110 Cottonwood. Officer stopped KS 259DVO at 105 W 12th. Verbal warning for defective headlight. Feb. 14 Officer assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a car stop at 12th and Sylvan. Feb. 15 Officer stopped KS 347DBG in Sector 7. Verbal warning for defective driver’s side mirror. Officer stopped KS 499BJP at 100 E 15th. Verbal warning for a stop sign violation at 15th and Wooster Dr. Officer took report of a non-injury accident involving KS 046EJM at 132 W 12th. Incident was referred to Emporia Police Dept. Officer stopped MO PF5D9Z in 1300 Merchant. Verbal warning for defective headlight. Officers assisted the Emporia Police Dept. at 12th and
Commercial with an MIC. Subject was taken into custody at 12th and Kellogg Circle and transported to Lyon Co. jail. Feb. 16 Officer stopped KS 687CSO at 13th and Market. Verbal warning for a one-way violation. The mother of a male student requested welfare check on her son. She had no contact in 24-hours. Subject was found to have been taken into custody in Olathe over the weekend. Officer contacted operator of KS 777EGF parked improperly east of HPER building and advised to park elsewhere. Feb. 17 Officer stopped KS 784GDV at 12th and Market. Verbal warning for a one-way violation at same location. The blue light emergency telephone in the north parking lot/Sector 1 is not functioning properly. It rings in at ESU PD HQ and then disconnects. Feb. 18 Officer assisted KS 754DVR in the east Twin Towers Complex loading zone with moving out of the roadway. Parking Enforcement immobilized KS 926EAN in sector 2. Citation was issued Officer stopped KS 476ETY in 1200 Cottonwood. Verbal warning for registration violation. Officer stopped KS Personalized ‘JADERS’ in 1800 Highland. Citation for expired driver’s license and no POI. Verbal warning for driving with headphones. Officer turned on security lights in Welch Stadium for morning exercise group.
Kan. students lobby against sex education bills TOPEKA (AP) — College students lobbied Kansas legislators on Monday to reject bills that would change the way parents approve student access to sex education courses and materials. The bills would require school districts to receive parental or guardian consent before students would receive sex education instruction or access to materials. Currently, consent requirements are left to local districts. Students from the University of Kansas, Emporia State University and Wichita State University were lobbying Monday to encourage legislators to reject the changes, arguing they would ignore the wishes of local communities. The students
are members of campus Choice USA, a national abortion-rights organization that speaks out on reproductive rights issues. The students lobby in Topeka each session and chose the sex education bill as their focus this year. “We feel like it’s a legislative overreach to put a statewide mandate on this,” said Paul Brink, a Wichita State senior majoring in economics and political science. The House bill will be heard Tuesday in the education committee. The Senate bill awaits a hearing. Both bills were introduced by Sen. Mary PilcherCook, a Shawnee Republican, who was concerned about what materials are put in front of students.
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The social media policy was a hot button issue at yesterday’s faculty senate meeting. Special guest Max McCoy, associate professor of journalism and adviser of The Bulletin, explained the damaging effects of the social media policy. “This is not just having an effect on faculty members and staff, but students,” McCoy said. “I think this diminishes free exchange and the value of ideas in a university setting.” Sheryl Lidzy, associate professor of communication and Faculty Senate president, spoke out about her meeting with the Kansas Board of Directors concerning amendments to the social media policy. “I beseeched them to reconsider their position and asked them to suspend the social media policy until the work group has completed their effort,” Lidzy said. Each KBOR member received similar claims from different representative bodies from around the state, including the University of Kansas and Kansas State University faculty senates. Lidzy presented feedback from KBOR, who said there was “no proof that the policy infringes on freedom of speech or inflicts with the essential principals of academic freedom.” “You (Lidzy) sugarcoated that,” said Rob Catlett, director of the Center for Economic Education and professor of economics. “I was there and two of the regents even said they were
David Cordle (left), provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Alfredo Montalvo, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and crime and delinquency studies, listen to discuss hiring locally in last Tuesdays faculty senate meeting. Cordle told the senate that living locally should be a major factor in determining new hires. ROCKY ROBINSON | The Bulletin
offended that we had passed those resolutions and they took it out on Sheryl (Lidzy) in what I would consider was an abusive fashion.” Along with the social media policy, the senate also discussed the “rumors” that all new faculties are required to live in the Emporia area. “It is not just a rumor,” said David Cordle, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “We have asked the deans within their colleges to work with the folks that are on search committees to do everything they can to hire people that are going to be living locally.” Cordle continued to explain that it is not a policy but the university should make it a priority
that faculty members live locally, an issue that was brought to the vice presidents by President Michael Shonrock. “The concern that Michael keeps getting, especially concerned with administrative folks, is what is wrong with Emporia,” Cordle said. “He hears it to some extent among the faculty but it is more of an issue among the community because that is more visible to them.” The meeting closed with the discussion of teacher’s intellectual property rights on their summer courses but no final action was taken. Lidzy said their next meeting would have a continuation of the social media policy.
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plains how she “came to find her dream of starting a youth orchestra after coming to ESU and joining the Emporia Symphony Orchestra.” Bramwell won the second place prize, an $863 scholarship with her essay titled “Through a Different Set of Eyes,” detailing her journey from earning her bachelor’s degree in social science at ESU to teaching students in the Virgin Islands. She returned to ESU to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education last year and is currently a Resident Assistant in Morse Hall. Shonrock spoke about the future of ESU at the luncheon as the campus reflects on the last 150 years. “As you know, in our last 50 years leading up to 2014, a lot of great things have happened at Emporia State University,” Shonrock said. “Our Great Plains study, Kansas Business Hall of Fame, The National Teacher’s Hall of Fame, SLIM (School of Library Information and Management), the nursing program and the School of Business were formed.” Shonrock made comparisons between ESU’s 50th anniversary in 1913, 100th anniversary in 1963 and 150th anniversary last year, highlighting how pop culture, ESU and Kansas appeared then and now.
Mike Shirk (right), admissions counselor, shows his Hornet pride as President Michael Shonrock (left) mingles with him at the Founder’s Day luncheon on Friday, Feb. 14 in Webb Hall. The luncheon began with a jazz ensemble as guests arrived and had a buffet-style lunch, before being presented with the history of Emporia State. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin
As ESU closes out its sesquicentennial year, Shonrock said the campus is thinking about what student body and academics will look like during ESU’s bicentennial anniversary, which is when the “150th” time capsule will be opened. “I think they may put me in the capsule,” Shonrock said jokingly during the luncheon. “I’m looking forward to popping out of there in 50 years and saying ‘Surprise!’” The time capsule was
sealed before the luncheon last Friday at the Center for Student Involvement. “I think the most important thing is that we filled the capsule with pictures of faculty, staff and students because it really is the faces of the institution that continue on,” Shonrock said. “If you’ve never had a chance to go through the yearbooks, go through them. You can see all the faces, smiles, enthusiasm, excitement and dreams of our Hornets.”
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Ferris and Cowan are both part of a new group on the ESU campus called SPECS – which stands for Special Education through Community Service. The group specifically works with the Special Olympics. “I have help(ed) out with cause(s) like this,” Jenkins said. “In high school, I would volunteer to help out with Special Olympics in (my) hometown.” Ferris and Cowan also had previous experiences in working with special needs people. Cowan, president of SPECS, created the group this semester after wanting an opportunity to work more with the Special Olympics organization. “I just started this new group on campus called SPECS and we were kind of trying to get the name out for that, and also just to help
out Special Olympics in the area so kind of kill two birds with one stone,” Cowan said. “I feel like the money goes straight toward people in need rather than toward buying something that people don’t benefit from.” Another group that works very heavily with the Special Olympics is Alpha Sigma Alpha, a sorority who has the organization as their national philanthropy. According to the Kansas Special Olympics website, at the time of the Plunge, the money collected had reached a total of $8,751.72 – well under their goal of $28,000 but still a significant amount. “A lot of people with disabilities may not have enough money to participate in these sports” Ferris said. “I feel like it’s important for people with disabilities to get out in the community and get to experience the same activities that we get to experience.”
Willy Wonka and trusty Oompa Loompas take the plunge in a not-so-chocolate lake Saturday morning at the Polar Plunge held at Moose Lake. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin
Participants dressed as Guess Who? characters feel the shock of the freezing water for the Polar Plunge on Saturday. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin
Angel Garcia, Emporia community member, rocks as a guitar hero dressed as a ballerina while he cartwheels into the water Saturday at Mourse Lake. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin
A participant suits up in a wedding dress and tosses her bouquet to a rescue team member as she jump into the polar temperatures. JENNIFER PENDARVIS | The Bulletin
Finale of 150 year celebration recognized with gala K ati S trickland s ta f f w r i t e r
A social hour, a four-course meal, dancing and performances by the Emporia Symphony Orchestra, Emporia State Jazz Ensemble and Ten2One were all included at the gala to conclude Emporia State’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. This was one of the most formal events of the year-long anniversary celebration – tickets to attend were $100 alone. People from various groups with ties to ESU were at the event, including former ASG members, current faculty members, alumni, donors and community members. A number of student volunteers from sororities, fraternities and Recognized Student Organizations helped with set up and rearranging Webb Hall between different portions of the gala. “This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of Emporia State University during a social time to be able to visit with others and also to check out the university after hours, and have the opportunity to celebrate our history and how far we’ve come and where we are today,” said Carrie Boettche, emergency manager at ESU. Many of the people at the Gala had attended other events
for ESU’s 150 celebration and continue to be involved with the university, such as Leslie Nigro-Freeman, alum from the class of 2002. “Most of my really good friends went here and were my roommates freshman year and that is still a part of my life,” Nigro-Freeman said. “I also still do a lot for the accounting and business department. I speak sometimes and will have lunch with recent (ESU) graduates for networking and things like that.” Starting in October 2013, a committee of about 20 people came together to plan the vision for the Gala and figure out what they wanted to accomplish. They had confidence in ESU’s music program, so they chose to highlight the symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble and Ten2One. “The night was about recognizing the university and how far it has come in the past 150 years and also for the people that have helped it get to where it is now,” said Susan Eimer, director of donor relations. After an hour of socializing, the main event began at seven with a welcome speech by President Michael Shonrock and a special piece called “Commemorative Overture,” composed by Gary Ziek, pro-
Gabe Andrews, senior business major, and President Michael Shonrock pump up the crowd by showing clips of Gabe and Benny’s “Right Now” music video Feb. 15 in Webb Hall. The orchestral version of the song was then performed for the first time ever with the assistance of the Emporia Symphony Orchestra. ALEX HAMMERSCHMIDT | The Bulletin
fessor of music, last year for the 150th anniversary. “Dr. Ziek’s piece was a correlation of our excitement about ESU and the direction it’s taking,” said Jeremy Starr, assistant professor of music
and director of the Emporia Symphony Orchestra. Gabe Andrews, senior business major, and Benny Bowden, senior digital audio recording major, who form the duo Ten2One, also performed
their song “Right Now” live with the orchestra. A music video for the song was filmed last fall and will be premiere at 8 p.m. tonight at the Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial Street.
Whose House Is It?
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Last week, the Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill that would have not only encouraged discrimination against homosexuals, but would have legalized it. House Bill 2453, passed 7249, was called the “Religious Liberty Bill,” but it really aimed at taking away the rights of gay Kansans by sanctioning discrimination. The bill stated that, “No individual or religious entity shall be required by any governmental entity to do any of the following, if it would be contrary to the sincerely held religious beliefs of the individual or religious entity regarding sex or gender: provide any services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges; provide counseling,
how dumb do they think we are? We know that it’s not because of businesses that the bill was suddenly overturned. Who knows what would have happened if the nation would not have cried out in opposition? Although now the bill is considered “dead,” it shouldn’t have gotten as far as it did in the first place. Just because the bill doesn’t use the word “gay” doesn’t mean it is any less antigay. We wish our lawmakers would say what they mean, instead of using overly-broad language in hopes that we wouldn’t notice. We seem to be moving backward in terms of equal rights. We fought this battle over 50 years ago with Civil Rights,
and it seems that this issue of discrimination keeps cropping up again and again. If you have any doubts about how unfair this kind of law really would be, just replace “sex or gender” with “color.” Kansas has become a banana republic of a state where basic human rights are endangered. Who are these representatives who claim to represent us? How could 72 of
ter World Books, the dean told me Monday that Betty Norpage 1 ton, the library’s bookkeeper, beautiful, it has to be weedwas in communication with ed so the unwanted plants the business office and Better do not take over the rest of World Books was currently the maintained ones. As with being looked into. gardens, libraries also have to McCoy, a well-known be weeded, to make room for writer, often uses books and newer content and dispose of materials in the library withoutdated sources. out checking them out. An Weeding, or culling, a liirreplaceable set of materials, brary has to be a difficult task. the Emporia City Directories, What books are to be kept? were found missing from Which ones are to be weeded shelves by McCoy, who freout? I am certainly not brave quently uses the century-old enough to put any book on a collection in his work. With chopping block, yet it must be this example of the library done in order to keep our lioverlooking such priceless brary up-to-date and as useful materials and sending them as possible to patrons. to be weeded, I worry that The William Allen White other important materials Library’s weeding has been and books are being slated for ongoing but really gained weeding simply because they traction in October. Usually, a haven’t been checked out in list of the books up for weedthe past 15 years. ing are given to faculty for During a meeting with the their input on what they think dean a week before mine, Mcshould stay in the library. The Coy asked if there was any whole university works toway to stop the destruction of gether in this process to make the books while other alternasure the students have the nectives, including Better World essary materials to help them. Books, were looked at. He was Unfortunately, this series of told there was not. And so the weeding seems to have been destruction continues. being conducted in shadThe fourth floor, now a desows. There has yet ignated “quiet zone,” to be a list produced is the only floor left of the books up for which houses books. weeding, and a list Because of its potenof books which have tial to become a learnalready been deing commons, the stroyed is impossible books on this floor to produce right now are being “squished” because, according to among other books. John Sheridan, dean I am not opposed to of University Librarhaving another area ies and Archives, it where students can does not exist. The go to study, but if it books which have comes at the cost of already been weeded destroying tens of have been torn apart thousands of books, with box cutters I say look elsewhere and are being tossed for the new learning away. In trash cans. commons area. Like garbage. Typically, the liWhen I saw these brary and other facpoor, mutilated ulty work together to books in person, decide which books my stomach turned. to weed. However, They were scattered this cycle has been far in a huge pile, some from typical. Though already destroyed, Books being “weeded out” scatter room 218 of William a list of books slated and others awaiting Allen White Library. Fifty thousand of the library’s for weeding has been the same fate. Across 500,000 books are up for weeding, according to John requested multiple from them stood the Sheridan, dean of University Libraries and Archives. times since October, BRIANNA HENSHAW | Courtesy Photo trash cans where one has yet to appear. these books’ fallen This means that the brothers had been laid to rest. by the business office there faculty, who normally have a The scene was very much like was a chance the library could say into what books are benone of those Sarah Mclach- donate the weeded books to eficial to their students and lan American Society for the them and still be within the should be kept on the library’s Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- confines of the law. shelves, are not being consultmals commercials where you Apparently there is some ed in any way, and books that immediately turn the chan- confusion between the busi- may prove to be invaluable to nel once you hear the song to ness office and Dean Sheridan, a field of study very well could avoid seeing the poor, helpless who stated the business office be cut apart with no say from animals. had told him there wasn’t the instructors on campus. A long-winded yet conge- enough time to work with In addition to the list, faculnial man, the dean invited me Better World Books because of ty across campus are usually to his office Monday to talk the accelerated timeline of the asked if they have any interest about this latest weeding. The fourth floor remodel, which in the books slated for weeddean told me the books’ pag- has yet to produce any final- ing. If so, the chosen books are es are being recycled, but the ized plans. relocated to different departcovers have to be trashed. Though he had told fre- ments around campus, or put I spoke with Washburn quent library patron Max up in displays, like in the cases University’s library to see McCoy, associate professor lining the hallways of nearly what they do with their weed- of journalism and adviser of every building on campus. ed books. They donate them The Bulletin, that the business I asked the dean about the to the Topeka Public Library office had said there wasn’t lists of books up for weeding for book sales. Other books enough time to work with Bet- and why the university fac-
ulty had yet to receive them. He responded that that responsibility was left up to the library faculty, who used their best judgment and academic freedom about which books to weed. The dean quoted me that 50,000 of the library’s half a million books were up for weeding. In a meeting with McCoy just a week before, that number had been 100,000, or 20 percent of the library’s collection. Either different people are getting different answers from the dean, or the number has been reduced. The criteria for books to be weeded are as follows – any book that has not been checked out since 1999, books with multiple copies, and any book that has a large amount of dust on it. This “dust test” has proved a useful tool, according to the dean. It saddens me deeply to think our library is using dust as a measure of the value of a book.
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adoption, foster care and other social services; or provide employment or employment benefits, related to, or related to the celebration of, any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement.” In America, this kind of discrimination has not been legal since the hard-fought Civil Rights movement. It’s no secret that Kansas isn’t exactly Greenwich Village, but even this bit of proposed legislation was enough to shock the state. House Bill 2453 was stopped dead in its tracks, due to a national wave of criticism. The Kansas Senate made it clear that the bill wasn’t good for Kansas because it wasn’t good for business, and that it would never become law. But
are recycled, and books that nobody wants end up in the trash. At the University of Kansas, some books are donated for a public book sale. Others are given to Better World Books, a company that works with librarians nationwide to rescue books from landfills. The company sells the books and gives a percentage back to the library. Whatever books they don’t sell go to nonprofit organizations around the globe to increase literacy in second- and third-world countries. The company also donates a book for each book purchased and has set up scholarship funds for increasing literacy. The business office here at ESU informed me that they are currently in communication with Better World Books. According to Kansas state law, because the library’s books were acquired with government money, the library itself cannot sell the books. However, they can be donated to charitable non-profit organizations (501C3). Although Better World Books is a forprofit organization, I was told
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them vote in favor of this bill? Proposed laws like House Bill 2453 are offensive, no matter what your sexual or religious orientation.
In fairness, a book with a good amount of dust on it probably is a good indicator that it has not been used in some while, but who’s to say what the next generation of students will find valuable or useful? McCoy had seen Kansas history books being destroyed on the second floor of the library. Obviously a 1980s book about computers would be irrelevant today, but history books are timeless. Could not these books have been housed elsewhere than a garbage can? In fact, McCoy, and Susan Brinkman, assistant director of the Center for Great Plains Studies, have volunteered their help in weeding and housing books and to prevent their destruction. Their offer was unanswered. They also asked the dean for a list of books that were up for weeding and were told they could
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Jazz ensemble one of 10 to perform in New York City
The jazz band’s saxophone section works together in their sectional during their rehearsal Feb. 17 in Heath Recital Hall. During their sectional, they practiced pieces that they will be playing during their trip to New York in April. NICHOLAS SUMNER | The Bulletin
groups in the world to perform at the New York City Jazz Festival, April 11-14, in New York The Emporia State Jazz En- City, N.Y. semble was selected last fall Before the ensemble shares to be one of 10 student jazz their music at the festival, au-
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not have one. I, like many instructors I have spoken with, use books in the library without ever checking them out. Thanks to the scanning machines, I can digitize the books’ pages and send them to myself in an email. Because the books I use are not checked out, they do not have a circulation record of my using them, even though they are, in fact, being circulated. With the 1999 cut-off date, books that instructors use in the library may be tossed in the weeding pile simply because there is no record of them physically being checked out. When I questioned the dean about this, he stated that this is a situation which all libraries deal with and that more research about this scenario was needed. In the past couple of weeks, the dean has had more attention than in his three and a half years here at ESU. I asked him why he thought that was. He believes it is because of the visibility of the weeding project, since the fourth floor is being remodeled into a new learning commons area. The dean stated that this weeding project is no different than the ones in the past. If this is true, I am alarmed. With the misinformation and lack of communication coming from the dean and library’s staff, I can only assume previous weeding projects during the dean’s time here were conducted in the same manner. “Libraries have always been in the learning business, not the
book business,” Sheridan explained. As our world becomes more digital, more resources are available on the internet. However, when I think of a library, I don’t think of the internet, I think of books. There is nothing that compares to the musky scent of a decades-old book as you flip through the rough pages, looking for that one specific page or chapter you referenced in the index. Maybe it’s because I’m an English major that I am so indebted to actual, physical books. But you shouldn’t have to belong to a specific major to appreciate a hardback filled with knowledge and ideas you have never come across before. Just think if the destruction that is happening in the library was happening in your field of study. If beakers were being broken because of dust, if microscopes were being smashed, or paintbrushes broken in half. How would you react if something you loved was assigned an arbitrary date and value and then demolished? When I feel the need to weed out my own humble book collection, I always place the books which have overstayed their welcome in a box to be delivered to Goodwill because I know that one woman’s trash is another’s treasure. One last thing, before I let you go. The dean told me the whiteboards in the first floor learning commons of the library have been very helpful in letting him and the library faculty know what students want or think, so feel free to pick up a marker and tell them what you think.
diences in Emporia get to hear them play. Last Saturday, they performed at the Sesquicentennial Gala celebrating ESU’s 150th birthday. “It was fun for the band
to play in a dance setting, because we’re really more of a concert jazz ensemble, so it was good for them to get out and perform for a different crowd,” said Gary Ziek, director of wind ensemble and jazz ensemble. Band members agree that performing for this type of crowd was a good experience. “Sometimes people can connect more to jazz because you can dance to it or tap your foot to it,” said Christine Tompkins, senior music education and trumpet performance major. “It was a lot of fun just because everyone else had fun.” Tonight, the group will perform a split concert with Emporia High School’s jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall. In addition to their repertoire from last semester, the ESU jazz ensemble will perform four new charts – three of which they will perform again in New York City this spring. The festival is a first for the Emporia big band. They will receive a jazz clinic and play in The Allen Room in the Lincoln Center, close to Central Park in
Manhattan. “It’s the most prestigious venue you can play in the country for jazz,” Ziek said. The jazz ensemble has been fortunate in their fundraising for the trip. They received a grant covering most of the cost from the President’s Office that combined gifts from several donors. After the Gala on Saturday, President Michael Shonrock also offered to buy the ensemble new dress shirts to wear instead of their regular polos for the jazz festival. For the remaining amount, students have conducted fundraisers, including a bucket drive on the corner of Commercial and 12th streets, and have taken donations at all of their performances. “We’re all really thankful for all the help we’ve received so far. It’s been amazing,” Tompkins said. “It’s definitely going to be a great experience, one that we hope to represent well for the university.” After tonight’s concert, the next chance to hear and see the ESU jazz ensemble perform in Emporia will be April 24 in Albert Taylor Hall.
Zoiks! improvs for a cause
Morgan Taylor sophomore elementary education major (right) C onnor D elaney S ta f f W r i t e r
Brain cancer isn’t normally associated with comedy. But improvisational sketch comedy group Zoiks! is performing a show inspired by ESU student Morgan Taylor, sophomore elementary education major, at 10 p.m. Feb. 26 in Albert Taylor Hall, Plumb Hall. “Our shows are all free, but we encourage donations – especially for our next show,” said Amanda Miller, senior communication major and business manager for Zoiks! Last November, Taylor had emergency brain surgery at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita to remove a tumor. She was later diagnosed with brain cancer on Dec. 6 at San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas. The benefit show, the first of its kind for the improvisational
The members of Zoiks! play a game in which they act out a play as their fellow “actors” play dead at random moments during their rehearsal Feb. 16 in Roosevelt Hall. One of the main goals of this rehearsal was to prepare for the benefit show for Morgan Taylor, Feb. 26. NICHOLAS SUMNER | The Bulletin
comedy group, was suggested by Zoiks! member Justin Rahe, junior communication major. He was an E-team leader with Taylor and saw her post about her cancer on Facebook. “I got to thinking about if there was something I could do to help her and her family out and I figured Zoiks could be an option,” Rahe said. Although Taylor and her family have insurance, she will need some money as she deals with her cancer in the long run. The money raised by the benefit show could help Taylor with her surgery, checkups, travel expenses, physical therapy and other procedures. Taylor said she enjoys reading, exercising, watching TV and shopping in her spare time. Taylor said she is excited for the show.
“I think it is extremely sweet and thoughtful and I’m very, very grateful I go to such an amazing school with amazing people in it,” Taylor said. Though Taylor is currently on medical leave at her home in Texas, she plans on coming back to ESU next fall, as long as she remains healthy. She is also currently receiving treatment at San Antonio Military Medical Center. In addition to this show, the sketch comedy troupe may begin to perform regularly at The Trophy Room, a lounge bar located at 705 Commercial Street above the old 707 nightclub. “We’ve been looking for an opportunity to perform outside of campus,” said Mike Freelend, senior crime and delinquency major and Zoiks member.
Seader settles in as director of Disability Services A lec M anley S ta f f W r i t e r
LISKEN SEADER director of Disability Services
When Emporia State students with learning or physical disabilities need their test time to be lengthened or a copy of a textbook in braille, they go to the Office of Disability Services, who recently received a new director, Lisken Seader. When the former director of Disability Services left last fall for a position at Johnson County Community College, ESU started searching for someone to fill the position. During that time, Shelly Gehrke, assistant provost and director of the Student Advising Center, assumed the position temporarily. Seader’s first encounter
with ESU was in October and she officially assumed her functions Jan. 6. She has a Master’s in Higher EducationLeadership and Organizational Change for Professionals. Seader hails from Littleton, Colo. and worked at the University of Denver for close to 20 years before moving to Kansas with her family to have a chance at more opportunities and responsibility. Seader said her experience at ESU has been good so far. She said the main job of the Office of Disability Services is to “level the playing field.” “If you’re a person that needs glasses, and you put your glasses on, glasses level the playing field. It’s the same thing with a disability,” Seader
said. “We’re trying to provide something like an eyeglass that’s gonna level the playing field…then you can have as much success as anyone else.” Most of Seader’s free time is spent with her family. They raise animals. She said she likes “all things sustainability and self-sufficiency.” The new director is still easing into her role. Davy Dollins, administrative assistant for the Student Advising Center and Disability Services, said Seader’s duties involve making sure her office and the entire university are providing the service students need according to their rights. “She’s the go-to person for every student with a disability to provide their letters…so that
the professors can then know what their accommodations are,” Dollins said. “She’s kind of the advocate for the campus and all the students as well.” The Office of Disability Services has several functions. Regardless of the exact nature of the disability, it is their job to ensure the success of all students. The services they provide range from providing books printed in braille to formatting to test extensions. “Anything can be done, even if you have to find an alternate way to do it,” Dollins said. “I’ve never run across anything that we haven’t been able to accommodate for a student.” Seader said she looks forward to her time at ESU.
The Bulletin | Feb. 20, 2014
Ten2One throws HEALTHY off-campus music video HORNETS launch party BY GREG FARRIS Dorm Room Fitness
Gabe Andrews (left), senior business administration major, and Benny Bowden (right), senior digital audio recording major, dance with a crowd of students while filming for the music video to their Emporia State hype song “Right Now.” The finished product will be premiered at a release and dance party tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial Street. WILL AUSTIN | The Bulletin
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After recording a video using attributes around Emporia State’s campus, Ten2One is hosting a launch party for the Emporia State hype song “Right Now” at 8 p.m. tonight at the Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial Street. “At first we were going to use Webb Hall and use a projector, but we decided we could probably make it a bigger event by getting some of the community involved, so we called the guy at the Granada (Bryan Williams, theatre director),” said Gabe Andrews, duo member and senior business administration major. With a $3 ticket fee for those who pick up tickets beforehand from the welcome desk in the Memorial Union
or at the Center for Student Involvement and a $5 at-thedoor fee, the duo plans to fill the Granada with live music, in addition to the video’s launch. “Throughout the night, me and Benny are going to be performing a few songs, just originals of ours,” Andrews said. “We released a song recently from Ten2One called ‘Make You Feel.’ We’re going to perform it for the first time live at the show.” The night’s festivities include a dance and an open bar for the attendees over the age of 21. The main focus of the night, the video for the Emporia State hype song, “Right Now,” will premiere at 10 p.m. “It will also be live on YouTube for anybody who can’t make it to the event,” said Benny Bowden, duo member
and senior digital audio recording major. The festivities don’t stop when the video does. The party will go on until 11 p.m. “It’s really awesome to see the reactions – to see their faces, hear the first impressions and kind of see the excitement they have the first time they watch the video,” Bowden said. “We haven’t been able to show anybody. It’s not only anticipation for everybody else, but anticipation for us to show it to everyone else.” In addition to the party, students who sign up for Hornet Nation get a free Hornet Nation T-shirt, free admission to the event and two free drinks at the premiere party. Hornet Nation membership costs $18.63, and gives students other privileges throughout the year.
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first time he didn’t say it very right. I gave him a hard time. Like, what did you say?” The two decided on Valentine’s Day as their wedding date because as graduate students, they are both getting really busy with school and preparing for graduation. “Oh, they’re so fun. It’s just so sweet to watch them,” Larson said. “Some of Anita’s friends had made some decorations to decorate the learning commons and nobody was quite sure how they would want it set up. In came Alex, and he started moving everything. I remember thinking, ‘Wow – a groom that’s setting up for the wedding.’” Dowdell commented that he wasn’t even nervous about getting married. “It’s going to sound crazy, but I think the emotions that I was feeling (were) mostly kind of like excitement,” Dowdell said. “It was a really busy half an hour right before the wedding actually started. We had to prepare everything in such a short amount of time, so I didn’t really have time to be nervous because I was so much focused on getting everything set. It wasn’t really like, ‘Oh, I’m freaking out ‘cause it’s my wedding,’ it was more like, you know, ‘Oh, I’m stressed out because I just spent 20 minutes putting a wedding together.’” With camera-wielding friends and other library patrons, the ceremony went underway. Lin’s family was able to watch the wedding via video chat, and afterward the newlyweds and Dowdell’s family went to Bobby D’s for lunch. “We had a wedding that was unlike anybody else’s, and
I think it’s one they’re always going to remember,” Dowdell said. Though some people may think that the couple moved into their marriage a little fast, Dowdell completely disagrees. “I guess quickly is a relative term,” Dowdell said. “People go through relationships at their own speed and this just felt like the right speed for us. I’m 110 percent sure that I married the right person. Every day I grow more and more sure of that.” After graduation in May, Lin plans to move to Kansas City to live with Dowdell. They plan on doing a more traditional Chinese wedding with Lin’s family later this year.
ABOVE: Using QQ, a Chinese equivalent to Skype, Anita Lin’s parents, Yan Lin and Qingqei Meng of Benxi, are able to watch the wedding ceremony of Lin, graduate English language and literature student, and Alex Dowdell, a microbiology graduate at University of Kansas Medical Center, Feb. 14 in the William Allen White Library commons area. JON COFFEY | The Bulletin RIGHT: Anita Lin, graduate English language and literature student, and Alex Dowdell, a microbiology graduate at University of Kansas Medical Center, share their first kiss as a married couple. JON COFFEY | The Bulletin
There is a misconception that good workouts must be accompanied by fancy equipment. It’s also not true that it takes hours every day to improve fitness. Sometimes, life happens. That hour we allocated to the gym vanishes. Don’t be discouraged by these obstacles. A quality workout – especially for beginners – requires no equipment and can be accomplished in 10-minute intervals. Who doesn’t have 10 minutes? Now, if you want to improve your fitness, eventually you’ll need to challenge yourself with load (more resistance) or more volume (exercising for longer or with more intensity), but until that time, bodyweight exercise is an effective modality. If you’re not sure where to start, use these tips. Also, don’t forget YouTube and phone apps are great resources. For beginner strength/ muscle building While sitting around watching TV, do pushups during commercial breaks. Performing 10-20 pushups each break easily adds up and it’ll hardly feel like a workout. Use the same concept with ab movements and pull-ups. As regular pushups become easy, challenge yourself by asking a cute girl to sit on your back while you crank ‘em out. They’ll either think you’re a sexy ox or conceited, but I say go for it. For a more formal, full body routine use circuit training. For example – 21 squats, 15 crunches, nine pushups. Re-
peat for as many rounds as you can handle. To progress, simply add 1-2 rounds every few days. This type of training is great for building a strength foundation and can aid fat loss. For beginner cardiovascular endurance/fat loss Getting out of the sagittal plane (forward and backward) is great for calorie burning and makes exercise more interesting. Instead of regular lunges, try side lunges. Substitute crunches for Russian twists. Making the same movement harder is a great way to progress. For example, start with 10 squats, then progress to 10 jump squats. When that gets easy, move to 10 burpees. Run the dorm stairs. People may think you’re crazy, but hey, looking and feeling good is worth it. Even though movements like push-ups and squats may seem like muscle builders, they’re also great for fat loss, implement them in a circuit fashion. Dorm Workout Challenge Get a group of friends together, time yourself and make it competitive. 1. Sidestep one flight of stairs 2. 20 jumping jacks 3. Jump up two flights of stairs 4. 20 squats 5. Run up two flight of stairs 6. 20 burpees and 20 mountain climbers 7. Throw up over the top edge of Towers…kidding.
The Bulletin | Feb. 20, 2014
“Greek Life” changes to Fraternity, Sorority Life E mma D epriest s ta f f w r i t e r
Last fall, administrators of the Memorial Union at Emporia State began an effort to change the name of Greek Life to something a little less confusing for International students – Fraternity and Sorority Life. “It’s my understanding that it was merely an effort to be more clear,” said Roger Heineken, administrative officer with the Memorial Union and co-advisor of the InterFraternity Council. “I think when people hear ‘Greek’ they think of the country first and this probably (is) a way to just be more explicit.” Since 1910 when ESU saw its first chapter on campus, the collective of fraternities and
sororities have been known as Greek Life because of the Greek letters that create each of their names. But in the past few years, with an increase in the numbers of international students who are looking to join the fraternities and sororities on campus, Jason Bosch, senior director of Center for Student Involvement, has been contemplating the change of the group’s name. “I was talking with some of the staff in OIE (Office of International Education), kind of asking, you know, is this name something that could be misinterpreted or misunderstood by students who are coming in,” Bosch said. “They thought that it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to go ahead and make that change. Just so that the name is more representa-
tive of what the office actually does.” The change is not necessarily to discontinue confusion about what Fraternity and Sorority Life entails, but to assure students from foreign countries that they are welcome to be a part of this American tradition. According to Tianna Todd, sophomore psychology major and President of Panhellenic Association, the sorority equivalent to the Inter-Fraternity Council, there are not currently any female international students involved in any sororities. “I have not yet experienced any international students having interest in the Panhellenic community,” Todd said. “However, if they were interested, I would be more than
willing to guide them through the formal or informal process of recruitment.” Warrick Rodgers, freshman psychology major, is an international student from Harare, Zimbabwe, who recently accepted a bid from Phi Sigma Kappa. “I think it’s just a way of getting involved on campus, a social aspect means we’re not going to be as isolated,” Rodgers said. “I enjoy getting to meet new people, getting to associate with other fraternities, sororities. It helps with social life, it helps get involved on campus. I think it makes us pretty unique to be an international student in a fraternity.” Though Rodgers has not been initiated yet, he says that he’s known about the process of being in a fraternity because
of the media. “It’s a way of understanding American culture,” he says. Some international students may be wary of what Fraternity and Sorority Life will entail, but the best thing that they can do for themselves is to just go hang out with some members on campus – create a friendship first to see if a fraternity or sorority is right for you. “International students may be interested in sorority life because it offers an additional experience to college life,” Todd said. “Joining a sorority may give one a better sense of identity as she will be surrounding by women that share the same values as her and form a network of support for her as well.”
SAFE brings relationship abuse to personal level E mma A nderson s ta f f w r i t e r
Although tears were shed, each woman found comfort in one another. On Tuesday, SOS Advocacy from Emporia State (SAFE) hosted an Intimate Partner Violence panel in the Blue Key room in Memorial Union that allowed students to ask survivors of intimate partner violence questions about their experiences. The panel consisted of Rochelle Rowley, professor of sociology, Nakita Elwood, Ally Blackwood, sophomore sociology major, and Jessica Sichel, senior sociology major and president of SAFE. Each member had her own story of her battle with abusive relationships, and all types of relationship abuse were represented in the panel. This includes emotional abuse, verbal abuse, destruction of personal property, intimidation, restriction of freedom, abuse of authority, sexual abuse and physical abuse. All agreed that being in an abusive relationship takes its toll, especially in making one believe that she is inadequate. Lack of confidence is something that each of these women still struggle with today, even though some may have been out of their abusive relationships for several years. They
also stressed the importance of having a good support system and friends who you can open up to. This was the first time that SAFE has held a panel like this, and the ladies were willing to participate, as they felt it is important to share their stories in order to help other women who are going through the same situations. “Even though I’m a survivor, I also consider myself an ally for other survivors and other victims,” Rowley said. “If I don’t teach about it, if I don’t talk about it, then it remains silent and as long as something is silent, it can continue.” Another thing that the panel members agreed on was that elementary schools need to educate students on what makes a healthy relationship, as well as educate them on the difference between “good touch” and “bad touch,” as one of the members was a victim of sexual abuse as a child. To further educate students of ESU on relationship abuse, SAFE will be at a table in the MU for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month on Feb. 27, where they will hand out ribbons for awareness and host an activity called “Love is…,” where participants write on a small piece of paper a word or phrase that describes what love is to them, later to be collected and displayed on a board.
As Nakita Elwood shares her story about domestic violence, Ally Blackwood, sophomore sociolgy major looks and listens intently at the SAFE panel Tuesday Feb. 18 in the Blue Key Room of the Memorial Union. The women shared stories ranging from mental or physical abuse to sexual abuse and how it has affected their lives. AMANDA GOERING | The Bulletin
Soul Sessions plans to provide students with cultural experience S teven E dwards s ta f f w r i t e r
The Emporia State Black Student Union is hosting the Soul Sessions open-mic talent show at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Memorial Union lobby in front of the Center for Student
Involvement (CSI). The event is in celebration of Black History Month and aims to provide all ESU students with a perspective of different cultures. Tayler Wash, senior elementary education major and president of BSU said Soul Sessions will invite students to read their
poetry and perform music. She said the event will also feature students performing a tribal dance. Black Student Union is currently accepting entries from students for the talent show and will keep accepting entries during the event. Wash said
students can also sign up at the CSI table or on the Black Student Union website. “I would say the biggest reason for Soul Sessions is for the students to receive a unique cultural experience from the performances,” Wash said. “The performers can fully express their culture and it’s a really great learning experience for all students in a positive, openminded environment.” The Black Student Union has held other open-mic student talent shows similar to Soul Sessions in the past, such as The Ice Box and The Blue Room. Majera Johnson, senior communication major and BSU member, said the Soul Sessions event will be similar in format to other shows, except that it will be free for students and will have a “much stronger cultural focus.” The previous success of those open-mic events helped shape the idea for this month’s Soul Sessions. Wash said Black Student Union ultimately decided to have the event on campus instead of Wheat State
Pizza, where they used to go, because they wanted the event to be free and to have more space for students to relax during the show. “Our vision is to have this event provide performers with the opportunity to express their culture as well as express themselves (and) provide students with an experience of different cultures,” said Candice Brooks, senior interdisciplinary studies major and vice president of BSU. “Cultural perspective is a bigger part of the theme than the Ice Box events and the Blue Room show in November, but that positive atmosphere is still there.” BSU has also put up posters honoring influential African American poets, writers, artists, athletes and civil rights activists on campus in celebration of Black History Month. ESU’s Black Women’s Network chapter officially merged with Black Student Union Feb. 6. Wash said Black Student Union’s expectation for the future is “growth, in every sense of the word.”
The Bulletin | Feb. 20, 2014
Lady Hornets refuse to lose
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The Emporia State Lady Hornets basketball team, in true fashion, defeated the Nebraska Kearney Lopers by 14 points in last night’s home game at White Auditorium. Six players ended the night in double figures. “It was really spread out,” said Jory Collins, head coach. “Just about everybody that was in there contributed something that was really positive, whether it was on the offensive end or the defensive end.” The Lady Hornets jumped out to a quick 2-6 lead with a couple of free throws from Laura Patrick, senior guard. ESU would continue the pressure, improving their lead 8-15 with a three from Patrick with just over 13 minutes left in the first half. ESU would lead by as much as 13 in the first, but the Lopers would close the gap to ten, going into the break, trailing 48-38. Kelly Moten, freshman guard ended the first with 12 points and two rebounds, both Merissa Quick, junior forward and Patrick added nine. “We wanted to come out and attack them first,” Moten, a crime a delinquency major said.
“We just wanted to build up on our lead the first 40 minutes, so we don’t have to play down to the last minute.” Patrick would start the scoring off in the second with a quick jumper, the next trip down the court Kionna Kellog, senior forward, would increase the Lady Hornets lead to 13 with an uncontested three ball. The Lady Hornets out rebounded the Lopers 43-35, but let Nebraska Kearney get 21-second chance opportunities. The Hornets put up good numbers for the night by shooting 61 percent from the field, while holding the Lopers to 39 percent. Patrick was player of the game putting up 17 points and seven rebounds for the night. “Washburn is a very good rebounding team, so going into that game we know that boards are important,” said Desiree Wylie, senior forward and a crime and delinquency major. “It is a great asset to us and for us to win that game. We are going to need to win that stat.” With that win, the Lady Hornets improved their record to 24-2 overall and 15-2 in the MIAA. They stay at Emporia for their last regular season game this weekend against Washburn in 5:30 p.m. in White Auditorium at
Sarah Wood, junior forward, takes the ball down baseline against Nebraska Kearney. This was Wood’s second game after recovering from an injury, she ended the night with four rebounds and two points. ROCKY ROBINSON | The Bulletin
Hornets defend home court R ocky R obinson spor ts editor
The Emporia State men’s basketball team defeated the Nebraska Kearney Lopers in last night’s heated home game. There with three technicals for the night and even an ejected fan the Hornets won a physical 82-68 victory over the Lopers. “Championship teams do this all the time and we are going to be a championship program,” Shaun Vandiver, head coach said. “If you guard and rebound at this level, you will be in more games than not.” Seven seconds after tip off, Kaleb Wright, senior guard, was already putting points on the board. The Hornets would maintain that lead throughout the first half, leading by as much as 12. The Lopers slowly worked their way back as the first wound down, going into the break 40-34. Terrence Moore, sophomore guard, ended the first with 12 points and three rebounds. Wright added 10 points and four rebounds, Paul Bunch, senior center lead the team in rebounds with six. After the break, the Hornets quickly increased their lead to ten again. As the game began to get more physical, neither team could put a run together, but the Lopers began to inch their way back into the game, coming as close as three points at around the halfway point. Fouls were a big issue in the second half, Bunch received his fourth with eight minutes left to play and Micah Swank, sophomore guard, along with Moore both had three. A big basket by Gavin Brown, senior forward, put the Hornets up by nine with three minutes left. During the next trip down the court, Bunch received his fifth and fouled out. Wright would score the next four points and the Hornets would increase
Sports Shorts Baseball loses in extra innings After two come-frombehind wins last Sunday the Emporia State baseball team traveled to Newman, where they lost to the jets, 6 - 5, in the tenth inning. After short first and second innings Toby Cornejo, senior infielder started off the third with a single through the right side. Justin Harris, junior outfielder brought in Cornejo with a single up the middle. The Hornets left three on base and the Jets brought in two off an error in the bottom of the third. Jordan Hodges, junior infielder tied the game at 2-2 off a single from Zach Stucky, junior outfielder and Harris would score again, giving the lead to the Hornets. The Jets tied the game before Matt Hinkley, junior pitcher, could close the inning. The Jets then took back the lead after holding the Hornets scoreless in the sixth and seventh. Both teams remained scoreless in the eighth. Harris scored again in the ninth in addition to a double from Levi Parker, junior infielder. Parker scored off a walked RBI from Price Jacobs, junior outfielder; the Hornets left three stranded. Newman sent the game into extra innings with a triple down right field. The Hornets answered with Dean Long, junior infielder batting in Parker with a single to left field. But, the Jets had a comeback in the bottom of the tenth, scoring off a single to left field and scoring again off a wild pitch. This was the first loss for the Hornets this season, putting them at 3-1 overall. The Hornets will return home this weekend to host Central Oklahoma, Saturday at 1 p.m.
Softball goes 1-1
Terrence Moore, sophomore guard, puts the ball up in traffic at last night’s game against Nebraska Kearney. Moore had 27 points before receiving his second technical and getting ejected from the game. ROCKY ROBINSON | The Bulletin
their lead to 15. “It shows that we can dominate the post,” Brown, an accounting major, said. “We were plus 21 on rebounds tonight and plus 20 points in the paint… Tonight was a stepping stone for Washburn.” A technical on Moore with just less than two minutes left would send the Lopers to the line, making two for four. Wright would answer with
another basket before both Moore and Nebraska Kearney’s Pearson would receive simultaneous technical. With his second, Moore was ejected from the game. “We knew if we kept fighting, they were going to give up,” Wright, a health promotion major, said. “That was said in the huddle, two more minutes and they are going to crack and that is what hap-
pened.” The Hornets would end the game with a dunk from Jordan Tyler, retiring the game at 92-83. The win improved the Hornets record to 16-11 overall and 9-8 MIAA. The Hornets now prepare to host Washburn next Saturday. “It’s the rival so it’s always fun with a great atmosphere… we love our crowd,” Wright said.
On the final day of the 8 State Classic, the Emporia State softball team traveled to Bentonville, Ark. where they split the day. They defeated Quincy after falling to #18 Mo.-St Louis. The Lady Hornets finished the weekend tournament, 5-1. The Lady Hornets started Sunday falling to UMSL 5-1 with Andrea Piezuch, senior outfielder, scoring the only run in the fifth inning. UMSL would answer with runs in sixth and seventh innings to defeat the Lady Hornets. This was junior pitcher Kaitlyn Caston’s first loss of the year. Tricia Vogel, senior infielder, started out the night cap against Quincy with a three run homer in the third to put the Lady Hornets up 3-0. Laura Seemann, junior outfielder, and Jacie Stephens, freshman catcher, also hit RBI doubles helping the Hornets clinch the 6-2 victory over Quincy. The Lady Hornet now prepare for the St. Cloud Indoor Tournament in St. Cloud, Minn. next weekend.