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Webb and Todd announced ASG president and vice president D ustin B ittel d b i tt e l @ e s u b u l l e t i n . c o m
Michael Webb, junior business administration and music major and Michaela Todd, junior communication and political science major, were announced the Associated Student Government president and vice president for the 2018-2019 school year. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the elections last Thursday, along with the rest of the election results. “It (winning) feels awesome,” Todd said. “All of our hard work has paid off. The stress is gone now, so we’re really excited.” Webb and Todd received a total of 331 votes according to Christina Burnton, ASG elections commissioner and senior information systems major. There were a total of 552 voters this year. “(Next we’ll) take the next couple days to just soak it all in,” Webb said. “From there we don’t want to step on this year’s administration yet, we don’t want to get too much on the ground running quiet yet. We’ve already met with a couple staff members from
Christina Brunton, election commissioner and senior information systems major, announces the results of the Associated Student Government elections Thursday in the Center for Student Involvement where Michael Webb, senior business administration and music major, and Michaela Todd, junior communication and political science major, were named the ASG president and vice president. New senators for the different colleges were also announced. Gabriel Molina Maruda | The Bulletin
the CSI in regards to part of our initiatives so we’ll continue to meet with people to formulate how we can start working on our initiatives once we begin our term in
May.” The first day in office for Webb and Todd is the Monday after finals weekend, according to Megan McReynolds, current ASG president
and junior political science period time for transition,” major. McReynolds said. “We’ll “Since we moved up start as soon as they’re ready elections this year to before spring break, they (Webb see ASG page 2 and Todd) have an extended
Paul Edwards, creator of Corky, dies at 103 Renovations to King Hall are
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Paul Edwards, 1937
Paul Edwards, a 1937 graduate who created the Emporia State mascot Corky the Hornet, died Friday, March 9, 2018. He was 103. When Edwards was a freshman, Emporia State was still known as the Kansas State Teachers College. During his freshman year, a contest asking students to draw and depict the school’s mascot, a hornet, for a new collegiate emblem was held and Edwards entered. He didn’t originally win the contest but he took his drawing to The Bulletin, where it was published to allow students to vote on a
mascot. Edwards’ mascot won the vote and became the new face of the Kansas State Teachers College. Edwards continued turning out new designs of the mascot for the next several decades. The first Corky had four legs and a big mouth before getting a makeover in 1936 to resemble more of the Corky we know today. It was named Corky because, according to Edwards, “he was always popping off like a cork. Always making comments about stuff happening on campus.”
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ESU celebrates Paul Edwards’ legacy A llie C rome
ESU has declared today Paul Edwards Day, in honor of the 1937 graduate who created Emporia State’s mascot, Corky the Hornet. Edwards died last Friday, March 9. He was 103. All flags on ESU’s campus will be flown at half-staff today, from sunrise to sundown, in honor of Edwards, according to an email sent out by President Garrett announcing the celebration of his legacy. “Paul Edwards was dedicated to his family, his country and Emporia State University,” according to Tyler Curtis, associate vice president for outreach and engagement. “He loved his alma mater and his wish was that Corky could be used to keep Hornet Nation’s spirit alive and growing.” Edwards created Corky in
1933 for a campus-wide competition for the creation of a new college mascot. Another student had originally won with a realistic drawing of a hornet, but Edwards didn’t think realism was right for a mascot, according to an edition of ESU’s Spotlight magazine from 2009. Corky went through a redesign, with four legs and a huge mouth, and was submitted to the contest. The two mascots then went into The Bulletin for a student vote, with Corky coming out as the winner, according to Spotlight. The mascot got his name from the personality that Edwards had been giving him in cartoons he was drawing for The Bulletin. According to Edwards, he was “always popping off” like a cork and “making comments about stuff that
was happening on campus,” and so, Corky was named. Corky has gone through several redesigns, all by Edwards, that result in the current mascot. ESU’s current Corky was designed in the 2000s, according to the timeline in the Memorial Union. “There’s so much history about the way Corky originated and the efforts that Paul Edwards did to transpire who he is today,” said Jose Feliciano, director of alumni relations. “I think the thing we need to do is celebrate the legacy he left, the spirit of Corky.” According to Feliciano, Corky is the legacy that Edwards has left for ESU. “He’s given us Corky,” Feliciano said. “Corky provides spirit, excitement, energy and a
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being planned for summer M egan S heckells
Emporia State is currently working on plans to do renovations in King Hall’s Karl C. Bruder Theatre this summer. “The proposal that has been put forward is to renovate the house,” said Chris Lohkamp, the scene shop manager and technical director for ESU Theatre. “Kind of giving this whole space a bit of a makeover.” The Bruder Theatre was constructed in 1967, and is the primary home for theatre productions at ESU, according to emporia.edu. The details of what exactly will be renovated are yet to be decided, according to Lohkamp. Due to this, the specific dates for the renova-
tion have not been set at this time. “We’ve put in requests for new masking, new soft goods, new legs and borders to get those up to date, new LED lighting fixtures, intelligent lights.” Lohkamp said. “There’s a lot that’s been proposed, how much is actually going to be fulfilled during the renovation is still kind of up in the air.” However, aside from the proposal to remodel the seating area and aesthetics of the theatre, there are also plans to repair the rigging in Bruder Theatre over the summer as well, according to Lohkamp. This will most likely take place during the month of May.
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Police Faculty Exec discusses president’s task force Reports Reports from ESU Police and Safety
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The Faculty Senate executive board met last Thursday to discuss moving forward with the formation of the task force to review confidentiality policies and different standards of evidence required for certain faculty compared to other members of the university. President Allison Garrett requested the formation of this task force. “My personal opinion is that it’s highly desirable to do it, but if the faculty says ‘no we refuse to do it,’ then we go in a different direction,” said Rob Catlett, faculty president and assistant professor of economics. “The first step is, ‘should we have a task force?’ and then, ‘how should it be constituted, what should be the scope?’ We’ve got three things to consider.” The task force would be constructed by the faculty senate and would most likely include any number of students, faculty, staff and even community members. Catlett, Garrett and Steven Lovett, faculty vice president and assistant professor of business, will be meeting to discuss the charge of the task force, but input from the faculty committees is welcome. “One thing the president talked about is we could have the task force work over the summer,” Catlett said. “It doesn’t just have to be spring and fall.” Dan Colson, chair of the faculty affairs committee and assistant professor of English, expressed concern that, as the task force was requested by the president, it might seem like “the fox was guarding the hen
continued from page 1 After college, Edwards moved to California to be an animator for Disney, but was advised to go to art school. Edwards attended the Chouinard Art Institute, in Los Angeles, before returning to Kansas for two years where he met his wife Marialice. They married in 1941. Edwards also spent three and half years in the Navy where he rose to the rank of senior grade lieutenant. He re-
continued from page 1 and we’ll just work with them on a one-on-one basis between Jacob (Miller) and myself. Jacob will obviously train Michaela and I’ll train Michael but it’s really nice because they’ve been in the office a lot already so they have kinda seen us up close.” Some of the advice McReynolds offered to both Webb and Todd is “to be flexible and always listen to the constituents.” “Above all else, no matter what goes on, represent students,” McReynolds said. “That’s why you’re voted in and that’s why they’ll (Webb and Todd) continue to serve ASG well and the student body
Dan Colson, assistant professor in English, modern languages and journalism, asks why the names of those who served on the faculty panel are not being shared Thursday in Great Plains Room of the Memorial Union after discussing the possible formation of a task force to review the university’s current sexual harassment policy requested by President Allison Garrett. The executive board discussed following up to see if releasing the names is “legally prohibited” or “not legally advisable.” Abigail Ponce | The Bulletin
house.” “My personal impression is that it will be as much as how we get there but where we end up,” Lovett said. “Say we have a policy that’s really well written but how did we get there, is the impression that as the person put it ‘the fox guarding the hen house,’ well then the policy in someway is angled in favor of something like that. I think how we get there is truly important as the optics of the task force. Maybe it’s when the task force is organized that the leaders of the task force is not faculty, I don’t know, maybe that’s definitely worth talking about.” There was also much discussion of if the university’s general counsel has said if it’s legally permissible to release
the names of the faculty members that survived on the review panel that delivered the recommendation to Garrett on what should happen regarding the Jane case and if the names of the faculty members should be released at all. “If the answer is we are legally prohibited from doing something, that’s a relatively satisfactory answer,” Colson said. “If the answer is it’s not legally advisable for us to do so, you know what people hear when people say that they hear ‘oh it’s risky for you so you’re not going to provide that information.’ This is one of the reasons why as just a general rule and when cases like this happen, if there is information you can release, even if
turned to Disney and worked as an animator for two and half years before moving to Detroit. While in Detroit, he worked as an art director for a communications firm called JamHandy. Edwards then got a theological education, moved back to the West Coast and ran the communications department for the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest for 22 years before retiring in 1982. Despite his many careers, Edwards would always do a new drawing of Corky for ESU when requested.
and just to do everything with passion. I have no doubt they’ll do great.” Along with voting for the presidential candidates, students who voted also elected senators to represent their college along with amendments to the ASG Constitution. Every senatorial candidate on the ticket was elected. There was a total of 11 constitutional amendments to three different articles in the ASG constitution. Each constitutional amendment was passed. Each amendment applied to certain section of an article. Article III had the most amendments to it. There were a total of 4,802 votes in favor for the constitutional amendments.
continued from page 1 spirit of goodness.” To honor the spirit that Edwards “ignited through Corky,” students are encouraged to wear Corky, ESU, or black and gold spirit gear tomorrow, according to Garrett’s email. There will also be a photo booth available in the Memo-
it comes with some risk, the risk might be worth it in a case given the tenor of the campus environment.” Ultimately, no serious decisions were made at the faculty exec board meeting regarding the formation of the task force, but members from the faculty senate committees were encouraged to come to the next faculty exec board meeting to share their opinions and views on the task force that were discussed at the committee meetings. Faculty senate meetings and committee meetings are open to the public. The next Faculty Senate Executive board meeting is at 3:30 p.m. today in the Great Plains room of the Memorial Union. rial Union and photos can be posted to the Alumni Association Facebook page. “Though Paul Edwards may have passed, his legacy of creating Corky and thus unifying Emporia State University will endure forever,” said Megan McReynolds, ASG president and junior sociology major. “We thank him for his service and time spent as ESU.”
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Paul Edwards’ original Corky (1935)
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Disney college program allows student to follow dream
Mercedez Kalp, freshman elementary education major, works on homework, Monday in the Memorial Union. Out of over 35,000 applicants, Kalp was one of the 4,000 to receive an internship for Disney next fall semester in a custodial position. Tingxuan Lu | The Bulletin
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When she was accepted into the Disney college program, Mercedez Kalp, freshman elementary education major, realized she could
cross the most important item off of her bucket list. “I’ve actually never been to Disney,” Kalp said. “That’s the number one thing on my bucket list for my whole life.”
The Disney college program is an on-the-job experience that allows college students to work in either their California or Florida parks, network with leaders and build skills such as teamwork, guest service and effective communication, according to disneycareers. com. “I love Disney, I have a huge passion for it, so when I heard about it (the internship) I literally got tears in my eyes because I didn’t even know it was a thing,” Kalp said. Kalp went through a three step application process for the internship, which started with an online application. Once that was accepted, she had a web based interview and then a phone interview. A month ago, which was three weeks after the phone interview, she recieved an
email saying she was accepted, Kalp said. “I had just walked into my dorm room and got the email and all I read was ‘congratulations’ and ‘Disney college program’ and I fell to my knees and started bawling because I was so excited,” Kalp said. “I really didn’t think I would get in. In between bawling and gasping for air, I called my mom and my dad and all of my friends and family. It was really exciting for me.” According to Kalp, approximately 35,000 students apply and only 4,000 are accepted. To receive her job placement for the internship, she ranked every available job from “a lot of interest” to “low interest,” in the early stages of the application process. She was placed into a
custodial position, but has heard it’s one of the best jobs, she said. “I got custodial, but I’ve also heard that that’s one of the best jobs to get, because you basically just get to walk around the parks and sweep up popcorn and stuff,” Kalp said. “It’s a lot of guest interaction.” Kalp will be interning in the Florida Disney resort during this upcoming fall semester. The internship dates are August to January, according to Disney Programs. For Kalp, being accepted into the program was a way for her to follow her dreams. “I just like the movies and the whole ‘make your dreams come true’ and this was such a big dream of mine, I never thought it would come true and now here I am going to work for Disney,” Kalp said.
KU professor speaks on women in history Professors create fake news,
alternative facts class
Marie Grace Brown, assistant professor in history at the University of Kansas and sponsored by Ethnic and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, spoke yesterday in the Memorial Union about Sudanese women and their dress and body in historical text. There are keynote speakers for women’s history month planned throughout the month. Abigail Ponce | The Bulletin
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Submit your abstract for Research & Creativity Day! Sponsored by the Research and Grants Center, the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Committee, and The Honors College, Research and Creativity Day is set aside to highlight a wide range of student and faculty research and creative activities. Research and Creativity Day will be Wednesday, April 25. The morning will begin with oral presentations by undergraduate and graduate students and the poster session will take place in the afternoon. A Three Minute Thesis (3MT) contest will also take place in the morning for graduate students. Students interested in the Three Minute Thesis are also eligible to submit poster abstracts. Visual and performing artists are also encouraged to participate. A separate room for performances and the visual arts will be available if there are faculty or students interested in participating. The award ceremony will take place during the luncheon, which is free to all participants. Participants and attendees will be able to participate in People's Choice Awards this year. Please go to www.emporia.edu/research/rcd.html to submit your abstract. Students may submit abstracts for both an oral presentation and a poster. Faculty are encouraged to participate in the poster session.
Three ESU professors have created a course to help inform students about alternative facts and fake news. Erika Martin, biology laboratory coordinator and instructor, Jorge Ballestar, professor of physical science and Quiyang Zhang, assistant professor of physical science, will teach the course. “Fake news is a problem that has been going on for a really long time,” Martin said. “We teach students to recognize it and form their own beliefs.” The class, focusing on pseudoscience, takes an in depth look at controversial topics and gives students the opportunity to form their own opinions, according to Zhang. “We start with easy topics and then move on to more controversial ones,” Zhang said. “First, flat-earthers, which is more of a conspiracy, then on to more pseudoscience.” There is no limitation or additional qualifications that students must have in order to enroll in the course, according to Martin.
Students need to show up, realize it’s okay to be wrong, be engaged and provide their own thoughts, Martin said. During the class, students will learn how to fact check. “You cannot just believe what you hear,” Martin said. “I stand in front of my class and ask them ‘why do you believe that what I’m saying is correct,’ just because I am an authoritative figure does not mean everything I say is true.” According to the instructors, the course does not have a lot homework and tests, just a requirement that students “activate their minds and use critical thinking.” “Scientific method isn’t just a rule,” Ballestar said. “You need to put meaning behind it. It’s a process. In science we never, ever prove facts, you accumulate evidence .” Ballestar, Martin and Zhang agreed that taking an in-depth look at inflammatory speech, credentials and website comparisons are ways that people can become more aware of fake news spread by social media. “Knowledge is power,” Martin said.
Submissions are due by Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
This is an excellent opportunity for faculty and students to share with the campus community their research, scholarly, or creative work.
Free lunch for all participants Free t-shirt for all participants People’s Choice Awards Door Prizes The Guidelines for Presenters site contains information on poster equipment and tips on developing posters. All participants are encouraged to visit http://www.emporia.edu/research/guidelinesfor-presenters.html. Contact Pam Fillmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or at extension 5351 if you have questions.
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Erika Martin, biology laboratory coordinator and instructor and one of the creators of the Alternative Facts/Fake News class, talks about why it is important to have the class during an interview on Monday in the Science Hall. Part of the course’s cirriculum is to teach students how to recognize fake news and how to form their own beliefs. Tingxuan Lu | The Bulletin
The Bulletin | March 15, 2018
Stingers Down It was with great sadness that The Bulletin learned last Friday that Paul Edwards, the man who created Corky the Hornet, had died at 103. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Edwards during this time, and we want to express our sincerest gratitude for all that he has done for The Bulletin and for ESU’s campus. Edwards first drew Corky in 1933 when he was a freshman at ESU, which was then the Kansas State Teachers College. After losing a contest to draw ESU’s mascot, he decided to try again, bringing his drawing of Corky to The Bulletin so that students could revote. He won this second vote, and soon began regularly drawing Corky for a cartoon in The Bulletin.
Corky is our oldest friend, and he has been featured in Bulletin cartoons for nearly 90 years. We have laughed with him and cried with him. We have asked Corky to communicate our anger and frustration as well as our joys and our triumphs. Corky stands up for the students and fights for their best interests. He is a true friend to the campus and to The Bulletin. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Edwards. He was able to create a legacy on this campus with just a doodle of a cartoon hornet published in the student newspaper in 1933. Edwards continued to draw new versions of Corky for ESU for decades. He never stopped caring about Corky and about ESU.
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In The Bulletin office we proudly display, and will always display, a large, signed drawing of Corky wearing a “Press” hat and
wielding a camera. We are extremely grateful for Edwards’ devotion to the campus and to Corky. Paul Edwards will always
be remembered at ESU as the man behind the mascot, and Corky will continue to be an integral part of our paper.
Balance. When to say no.
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Balance. What is it? It seems at times to be a superpower, possessed by few and coveted by many. In my mind, I would like to think I am a pretty decent juggler of family,
academics, a social life and extracurricular activities. However, in reality such things don’t always pan out the way I want them to. As a student in particular, it can be a difficult endeavor because you want to perform well academically but at the same time you do not want to miss out on spending time with your friends and family and doing the things you love like watching tons of anime. I have also been the victim of trying to play superhuman, in which I had overestimated my time management skills and packed
too much of everything within my so-called “balanced” life. It is instances like this where you become overwhelmed and becoming overwhelmed is never a good sign. In situations such as this, I always take a step back and reassess everything in my life. I asked questions like, ‘What holds priority now?’ and ‘What can I do without?’ Some self-sacrifice is necessary to be in a healthy mental space. There is a saying which goes, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” and how fitting it is for those of us struggling
for balance in our daily lives. This does not mean cutting back on the home phone calls, dog walks or even outings with friends. Instead, it means being more realistic with how much work you must finish, what campus clubs you should devote time to, and when is the best time to go dancing or to the movies with friends. This is where you have to get use to using the word “No.” To clarify, you must get use to saying ‘No’ to yourself and not necessarily others. ‘No’ can be a very
powerful weapon, for individuals like myself who find it hard to not want to do something. Even the best multitaskers can become unhealthily overwhelmed if they do not manage their time well through the power of ‘no.’ Therefore, the next time you find yourself overwhelmed by life’s pressures of student deadlines, Netflix binges, long phone calls, meetings, etc, first tell yourself ‘No, I will not be overwhelmed by this’ and then seek to balance your life by prioritizing and saying ‘no’ to things that don’t hold value now.
Socialism: An evil proposition
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The deterioration of economic literacy has caused big problems today in the United States. The fact that so many of my peers in the university system think it’s great that we have a “democratic socialist” from Vermont in the senate is a key indica1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801 Campus Box 4068 Emporia State University 3rd floor Memorial Union, Room 312 Phone: 620-341-5201 Fax: 620-341-5865 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.esubulletin.com
tor of this fact. What I’ve noticed is that when people claim that socialism and/or communism is good they start with the idea that they’re “fair.” I think that’s a reprehensible statement to make. What makes the theft of other people’s hard earned goods or resources “fair?” Is it fair just because you want it? Many also point to the “fact” that socialist and communist countries have lower income inequality. This may be to a narrow extent true, but for reasons that may not be convenient. Take a basic socialist
country, Venezuela. Venezuela has one of the lowest levels of income inequality in the entire region, according to Worldbank. Yet, poverty is so awful there that Venezuelans are starving and there are clear signs of a malnutrition crisis, according to UNICEF. As Ben Shapiro has pointed out based on Worldbank statistics, 9 out of 10 Americans live above the WORLD’s median income. Do I think that a little less income inequality in the U.S. would be beneficial? Perhaps, but that definitely isn’t a big issue here. Finally, let us consider
how odd it is that income inequality has become a giant issue over the last several years. On the face of it, it shouldn’t be nearly as big of a deal as relative poverty. According to Newsweek, Bernie Sanders’ June 2017 financials place him “firmly in the top 1% nationally,” and yet he has tremendous amounts of income inequality with someone like Bill Gates. Should we redistribute Bill
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Webb y Todd fueron anunciados presidente y vicepresidente de ASG C esar S anchez csanchez@esubulle tin.com
Michael Webb, estudiante de tercer año en administración negocial y música y Michaela Todd, estudiante de tercer año en comunicación y ciencia política, fueron nombrados el presidente y la vicepresidente del gobierno estudiantil asociado (ASG) para el año escolar del 2018-2019. El anuncio fue hecho durante la conclusión de las elecciones el jueves aparte de los otros resultados de la elección. “(Ganar) se siente asombroso”, dijo Todd. “Todo nuestro esfuerzo ha valido la pena. El estrés se ha ido así que estamos muy excitados”. Webb y Todd recibieron un total de 331 votos, de acuerdo con Christina Burton, la comisionadora de elecciones de ASG y estudiante de último año en sistemas de información. Había un total de 552 votantes este año. “Después tomaremos el
próximo par de días para absorber todo”, dijo Webb. “De ahí no queremos sobrepasarnos con la administración de este año todavía, no queremos empezar tantas cosas en este momento. Ya hemos conocido algunos de los miembros del personal del CSI como parte de nuestra iniciativa así que vamos a seguir conociendo con la gente para formular cómo podemos empezar trabajando en nuestras iniciativas cuando empieza nuestro turno en mayo”. El primer día en la oficina de Webb y Todd es el lunes después del fin de semana de la semana de exámenes finales, de acuerdo con Megan McReynolds, el presidente corriente de ASG y estudiante de tercer año en ciencia política. “Como tuvimos las elecciones más temprano este año para que fueran antes de Spring Break, ellos (Webb y Todd) tienen un periodo de transición extendida”, dijo McReynolds. “Empeza-
remos en cuando están listos y trabajaremos con ellos uno a uno con la ayuda de Jacob (Miller) y la mía. Obviamente, Jacob va a entrenar a Michaela y yo tratare con Michael, pero es bueno que han estado en la oficina mucho así que nos han visto de cerca”. Uno de los consejos que McReynolds les dijo a Webb y Todd es que “sean flexibles y que siempre escuchen a lo s constituyentes”. “Sobre todo, sin importar lo que pase, representa los estudiantes”, dijo McReynolds. “Por eso es que votaron por ellos y por eso (Webb y Todd) continuarán a servir a ASG y al cuerpo estudiantil y hacer todo con pasión. No tengo dudas de que van a hacer un buen trabajo”. Aparte de votar por los candidatos presidenciales, los estudiantes también votaron por los senadores que representarán a su colegio junto con modificaciones a la constitución de ASG.
Christina Brunton, estudiante de último año en sistemas de información y comisionadora de elecciones, anuncia los resultados de la elección el jueves en el CSI donde Michael Webb, estudiante de tercer año en administración de negocio y de música y Michaela Todd, estudiante de tercer año en comunicación y ciencia política, fueron nombrados presidente y vicepresidente. Senadores nuevos para los colegios también fueron anunciados. Gabriel Molina Maruda | The Bulletin
Cada candidato senatorial en el boleto fueron electos. Había un total de 11 modificaciones constitucionales a tres diferentes artículos en la constitución de ASG. Cada modificación constitucional fue pasada.
Cada enmendamiento aplicó a una sección específica de ese artículo. Artículo III tuvo la mayoría de las modificaciones. Había un total de 4,802 votos en favor de las modificaciones constitucionales.
Renovaciones a King El Senado de facultad Hall programadas discute la formación de para el verano un grupo para revisar las G aby A mparan
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Emporia State está trabajando en planear renovaciones al teatro de Bruder en King Hall este verano. “El proyecto es renovar el teatro”, dijo Chris Lohkamp, manejador del escenario y director técnico de el departamento de teatro en ESU. “Darle un makeover al espacio”. El teatro Bruder fue construido en 1967 y es el teatro principal en ESU, según emporia.edu. Todavía no han decidido los detalles, según Lohkamp, así que la fecha específica para la renovación tampoco se ha decidido. “Hemos pedido nuevas fixturas de luz, nuevas partes del escenario y otras cosas”, dijo Lohkamp. “Hay mucho que se ha proponido, cuanto se va poder hacer, al momento no se sabe”. Sin embargo, aparte de la
renovación por el propósito de la sala y del estético del teatro, hay planes para reparos. Estos empezarán en mayo. “Hicimos un reportaje hace como un año en reparaciones necesarias para Bruder, y hay unas cosas que tenemos que hacer”, dijo Mark Runge, director de instalaciones de la universidad. “Vamos a gastar alrededor de $80,000”. Fondos para reparaciones vinieron del estado para reparaciones y rehabilitación, o fondos R&R, según Runge. “Esto es de lo que se trata (R&R) para reparar sistemas mecanicos, electricos y techos”, dijo Runge. “Usamos estos fondos para esto, y nos enfocamos en proyectos que se tratan de seguridad”. Para el teatro de verano planean en hacer los shows alrededor de las renovaciones y si es necesario, aunque necesiten que trabajar en otro edificio, según Lohkamp.
políticas de acoso sexual J ose M edrano
En la junta del senado de facultad el martes en Skyline en el Memorial Union, se anunció la petición de la presidente Allison Garrett, de la formación de un grupo para revisar las pólizas de confidencialidad y los diferentes estándares de evidencia requeridos para cierta facultad en comparación con otros miembros de la universidad. "Me gustaría mucho formar un equipo de trabajo", dijo Rob Catlett, presidente del senado de facultad y profesor asistente de economía. "Me gustaría alentarnos a considerar la inclusión de ASG clasificado y otros grupos en el campus, pero quiero que sea una decisión del senado de facultad en lugar de yo tomar una decisión solo”. Garrett le envió a Catlett y Steven Lovett, vicepresidente de facultad y profesor asistente de negocio, una carta en la que dijo que deseaba que se formara el equipo de trabajo para considerar cuestiones de confidencialidad que se manifiestan a través de diversas leyes estatales y federales. "Pediría que el grupo de trabajo convocado por la revisión del Senado de facultad haga recomendaciones sobre cómo asegurar el cumplimiento de las leyes, regulaciones y mejores prácticas aplicables, mientras cumpliendo con las expectativas individuales de libertad de expresión y privacidad y nuestras obligaciones como institución pública para compartir información", esChristopher Evan Granth, estudiante de tercer año en teatro, pinta en el cribió Garrett. teatro Bruder el viernes pasado. Bruder sera remodelado este verano. GaLa carta también aborda briel Molina Maruda |
las diferentes normas y procesos probatorios para diferentes miembros de la facultad y la comunidad universitaria. "Le pediría al senado de facultad que revise sus pólizas y recomiende si los estándares y procesos de evidencia deben continuar tal como están o ser revisados, en todo o en parte", escribió Garrett. En el Manual de Pólizas Universitarias actual, el mínimo para el estándar de evidencia en una investigación del Título IX es una preponderancia de evidencia, lo que significa que era más probable que el sujeto de la investigación viol ó la p óliza del Título IX. Sin embargo, el estándar probatorio para despedir a cualquier miembro titular de la facultad sobre la base de la conclusión de una investigación del Título IX es una evidencia clara y convincente. "Si dijimos que el mínimo de una investigación del Título IX debe ser preponderancia de la evidencia, pero la terminación de un miembro de la facultad sobre la base de la conclusión de una investigación del Título IX es clara y convincente, sugiere que la retención de un miembro de la facultad es más importante que el incidente que causó la decisión de terminar ", dijo Lovett. "Y eso es muy desaconsejado (por el Departamento de Educación)". Garrett solicitó en la carta que la revisión comience lo más pronto posible, ya que queda poco tiempo en el año académico para realizar una revisión. "Espero que el grupo pueda hacer recomendaciones a más tardar al final del semestre de otoño”, es-
cribió Garrett. Catlett sugirió al Senado que debatieran este asunto con los presidentes de los comités, para que puedan comunicarse durante la junta ejecutiva de la facultad y empezar pronto. "Una de las cosas que esperamos es que lo tengas (crear una fuerza de trabajo) como prioridad”, dijo Catlett. En otros asuntos, un bil de ley para modificar las pólizas actuales sobre deshonestidad académica pasó con 21-4-2. Este bil permitiría a los profesores colocar una calificación de "XF" en las transcripciones de los estudiantes, lo que indicaría que el estudiante no aprobó el curso como resultado de la deshonestidad académica. "La calificación XF se puede eliminar de la transcripción. Un estudiante puede solicitar que se elimine de la transcripción, después de dos años, siempre y cuando no tengan otras violaciones de deshonestidad académica", dijo Brenda Koerner, presidente del comité de asuntos académicos y profesora asociado de ciencias biológicas. Otros dos biles relacionados con esta póliza, uno que agrega la calificación XF como una opción definida en la póliza de deshonestidad académica y otro que modifica la póliza para proporcionar una dirección para el cambio de una calificación XF después del período de dos años, ambos se aprobaron 23-2-2. Estos biles de ley ahora serán enviados a Garrett para su deliberación. La próxima junta del senado de facultad será a las 3:30 p.m. el martes, 3 de abril, en el cuarto Preston.
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ESU art therapy program longest-running degree granting program in world D ustin B ittel dbit tel@esubulle tin.com
Emporia State University is home to the longest-running continuously functioning masters degree granting art therapy program in the world, according to Jessica Stallings, interim chair of counselor education and art therapy professor. The program was established in 1973, four years after the national organization was founded. “Art therapy to me is the use of art to help us express and process our thoughts and feelings,” said Wendy Lynch, firstyear dual-curriculum student in art therapy and clinical counseling. “We can use art to de escalate after a stressful situation -- or before if you know something stressful is coming-we can use art to process the loss of loved ones or to try to understand trauma that we experience, and we can use art to tell our stories and relate to one another. Art is so versatile and more important than a lot of people recognize. ” The program is a 60 credit hour graduate program with about a total of 40 students enrolled, according to Stallings. “Art therapy is currently not a licensed field in most states,” Stallings said. “Part of that is from being the youngest of the mental health fields...but that’s quickly changing.” Students learn about what art therapy looks like in groups, with families, with individuals and research concerns, according to Stallings. They also do research related to the field
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“We had a report done about a year ago on the status of the rigging in Bruder Theatre, and there were some things that needed to be brought up to date,” said Mark Runge, director of the university facilities. “We’re expecting to spend around $80,000.” The funding for the rigging project came from the state under the repair and rehabilitation, or R&R funds, according to Runge. “This is exactly what (R&R)
along with internships, either with an art therapist as a direct supervisor at places like Valeo Behavioral Health in Topkea or with related professionals and supervisors. “The art therapy program has a rich foundation of high impact learning experiences, including internships, international programming, professional development opportunities, service learning experiences and social action or social justice initiatives,” said Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, art therapy counseling program director. ESU’s art therapy program deals with the visual arts, such as painting, drawing and clay, as opposed to arts like music and theater, which have their own distinctions of therapy, according to Stallings. “(The type of art is) actually most influenced by our clients and what their needs are,” Stallings said. “There are some clients who don’t respond well to what we would refer to as fluid media, like paint or clay. For somebody who needs a certain amount of control or is out of control, it can actually be a bad fit, while having more controlled mediums with them would work better. ” Art therapy can be applied to all ages and has been used to help veterans with PTSD and individuals on the autism spectrum, Stallings sad. “Art therapists are often using the art to allow the externalization of a traumatic experience,” Stallings said. “If you’ve ever been in a car accident, if you think of the moment when the is made for, it’s to update mechanical systems, electrical systems, roofs,” Runge said. “We earmark those funds towards taking care of this, and we kind of emphasize on life safety projects and this is a life safety, because you don’t want to get the rigging to the point where there may be a danger of something falling.” For summer theater they plan to work the shows around the renovations if necessary, even if that means they will be doing their work in a different building or theatre on campus than was initially planned on, according to Lohkamp.
Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, art therapy counseling program director, and graduate students in the Art Media and Material Use in Art Therapy class walk around to look at the art pieces made in class yesterday in the Earl Center. The art therapy program is “the longest-running continuously functioning masters degree granting art therapy program in the world,” said Jessica Stalling, interim chair of counselor education and art therapy professor. Abigail Ponce | The Bulletin
accident is actually happening, you’re not really putting words to it other than expletives, and you’re not really processing ‘oh I see a car there, I see this, this is going on,’ but you do have memory of it and you remember it in your muscles and visually. Art allows the opportunity to be able to translate that experiences into words.” The classes provide the students with a wide range of knowledge on the theories and types of arts, while also allowing students the opportunity to practice them or put them to use. “The most difficult part of being in the profession is the
political advocacy work that needs to be done to have art therapists be licensed,” said Kimberly Nguyen, a second year art therapy and clinical counseling student. “Furthermore, well-meaning people who appreciate the healing aspects of art may not understand the importance of getting an art therapy degree to prevent from harming others in therapy—so, educating others that art therapy does require proper training and experience can be difficult. Otherwise, the profession is very rewarding and the therapeutic outcomes are apparent.” Any students who want to
learn more about the program are welcome to attend any Student Art Therapy Organization meetings, Lynch said. They currently meet every week, one week on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., then the following week on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with questions can contact SATO@emporia.edu. “I’ve never felt so at home in a program of study in my life,” Lynch said. “I went to a lot of schools during my undergrad and I have never had a faculty so dedicated to my success and the success of my peers as my professors here at the ESU Art Therapy program.”
Chinese Students and Scholars Association holds Lantern Festival M egan S heckells msheckells@esubulle tin.com
On Sunday the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) held a lantern festival in the Preston family room of the Memorial Union from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. “It’s actually part of the new year festival,” said Qiyang Zhang, advisor of CSSA and professor of physical science. “Most Asian countries’ new year won’t just be one day, they have a really long period of time, and during that time we have the new year eve, new year day and then, on the 15th of the new year is definitely the lantern festival.” The event had food catered from the Memorial Union dining services since, aside from the international food festival held on campus at a different point in the semester, it is against policy to bring outside food to the event, according to Zhang. “We definitely want to have very traditional food however the policy is very different here, we cannot bring our own food to any buildings on campus,” Zhang said. “Next year we’ll try to talk to them, tell them the recipe, so maybe they can make some
Qiyang Zhang, Chinese Students and Scholars Association adviser and professor of physical sciences, demonstrates how to make a paper lantern on Sunday in Preston Family Room. The Lantern Festival is a Chinese traditional festival to celebrate family reunion. Xiangru Chen | The Bulletin
international food as well. Those attending also had the chance to do karaoke with songs from multiple languages, as well as make their own paper lanterns with construction paper provided at the event. “In China we always came together to sing songs,” said Xi Xi Li, graduate business administration student. “Here we don’t have so many opportunities that are local and in town.” The group decided to
schedule the event on a different date than the actual lantern festival, so students would have more time to prepare and enjoy themselves at the festival according to Zhang. “I’m originally from China and this is kind of like a gathering together for the festival,” said Nana Cai, assistant director of International Student Services. “I kind of wanted to be with some people who are from the same country, and to talk with all those students.”
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‘Task force’ planned; Schrader removed from advising A llie C rome acrome@esubulle tin.com
Emporia State Provost David Cordle recommended firing Brian Schrader, a tenured psychology professor, after Human Resources and campus Police & Safety completed a Title IX investigation, as revealed during Monday’s informational meeting about sexual harassment. President Allison Garrett declined to terminate Schrader due to the different standard of evidence that was required by the faculty committee convened to consider his case, she said during the meeting. She also said she has now requested that Faculty Senate create a task force that would review sexual misconduct policies, and that members of the group would include students and staff, in addition to faculty. About 200 students, faculty, staff and administrators attended the meeting. According to Garrett, it was the next step in continuing the discussion about sexual harassment on ESU’s campus. The discussions on sexual harassment were prompted by a series of stories, beginning Feb. 15 in The Bulletin, about “Jane,” an undergraduate Korean student who alleged that Schrader took her into a storage room on campus, touched her inappropriately and tried to kiss her. The Bulletin has withheld Jane’s real name to protect her from the stigma associated with sexual assault. Schrader was identified because Jane’s accusation was credible, according to documents that said there was a “preponderance of evidence” that he had violated university policy on sexual misconduct. “We have a lot of work to do as a community, we know we’re not perfect and we know we need to work on training, on communication, and on policy,” Garrett said. “There is a role for everyone and every group on campus to play as we move forward in trying to fix some of these issues that we’ve identified over the last several months in connection with Title IX and sexual assault and sexual harassment issues.” During the meeting, people brought up concerns about Schrader still being employed by ESU and the process for firing a tenured faculty member.
President Allison Garrett speaks about the process for considering the termination of a tenured faculty member and the possible creation of a task force to address sexual harassment policy during the informational meeting about sexual harassment on campus Monday in the Preston Family Room. Garrett answered questions from students, faculty and staff during the meeting. Xiangru Chen | The Bulletin
According to the university policy manual, when the termination of a tenured member of the faculty is under consideration, a committee made of tenured faculty members is formed to hear the case. The committee of faculty members is determined by a random selection, according to Rob Catlett, Faculty Senate president and assistant professor of economics. Either party has the opportunity to exclude faculty members, according to Catlett. He said he was unable to disclose the faculty members that were on the committee, but did confirm that it was not entirely made up of “white men.” “One of the aspects of this policy allows the particular faculty member to make it a closed proceeding and when the faculty member makes that election, those involved are not able to speak to it,” Garrett said. According to Lauber, the faculty members cannot come forward or speak about the committee because it is a personnel record. “My understanding is that you receive a recommendation from this committee about dismissal for a tenured faculty member, but the decision is yours, not theirs to make,” said Mike Morales, associate professor of physical science. Garrett confirmed Morales’s statement and said that she made her decision based from the committee’s recommendation, as well as from studying the case.
“I went through all that information myself and also met with the committee so that I could understand their reasoning and it was a very lengthy and involved process,” Garrett said. According to Garrett, Jane was not involved or even alerted about that process, but they used “lengthy recorded interviews with her written statements.” Garrett said that it was “enormously frustrating” that she could not share more of the story and investigation and that she was legally unable to do so. When asked if students would have received any information regarding this information if The Bulletin had not published Jane’s story, Garrett said they would not have. “The policy for dismissal of a tenured faculty member gives the faculty member the right to have a closed proceeding, and this particular one would not have come to light but for that (The Bulletin’s coverage),” Garrett said. Following the Title IX investigation that was held over the summer, Cordle recommended to Garrett that Schrader be fired. When asked if she agreed with the findings of the Title IX investigation, Garrett said that she and the faculty committee are required by ESU policy to use a higher standard of evidence than the preponderance of evidence when dealing with cases involving the termination
of tenured faculty members. “The question before me was whether there was clear and convincing evidence that would support his dismissal, because I was at a later stage in the proceedings and so I wasn’t asked to consider that (the preponderance of evidence),” Garrett said. Clear and convincing evidence is evidence that makes one version or the other highly probable, Garrett said. “Here, a higher standard of proof was definitely a big piece of the picture,” Garrett said. The faculty committee came to the decision that there was not clear and convincing evidence that Schrader violated sexual harassment policy, due to additional information found during the investigation, according to Garrett. “Sometimes one thing that will happen during the course of an investigation, subsequent hearing, or trial, is that additional information comes out and this was the case here,” Garrett said. “I don’t know how people would have come out on the preponderance of evidence if that had been the standard applied here, given the additional information that was available.” Garrett said she agreed with the decision of the faculty committee that there was not clear and convincing evidence. The faculty committee did not provide a minority report, according to Garrett. “What that means is they
found unanimously that the university failed to meet its burden to prove that Dr. Schrader engaged in these actions,” Garrett said. During the meeting, Garrett also discussed the need for additional sexual harassment training and said she requested that a task force be made to address sexual harassment issues and look over policies. “One request that I have made is that our Faculty Senate lead a task force over the next several months to look at some important sets of issues,” Garrett said. “That task force would include students and staff members, not just faculty.” The students that will be involved in the task force are expected to be through shared governance and ASG, Garrett said. “When I gave the charge to the president of the faculty and the vice president of the Faculty (Senate), I made it clear that I expect the involvement of the other shared governance groups, so that would include not only students, I’m assuming that would come through ASG in some form, but also staff members as well,” Garrett said. Christina Brunton, senior business administration major, said that she hoped students would be included throughout the entirety of the process. “I hope that with the formation of this task force, whatever that means, that students will be included at the very beginning and not at the middle or the end,” Brunton said. Students also expressed concern about Schrader serving as the undergraduate adviser for psychology students. “As a psychology major, this is a big issue for me,” said Madison Williams, senior psychology major. “Why was Brian Schrader made the undergraduate adviser for all undergrad psych students, after everything?” Garrett had not known of Schrader’s position as adviser until last Thursday, she said. “It’s my understanding, as of this morning, that that particular assignment has been removed,” Cordle said. As of Monday, Schrader is still employed by ESU, but he is no longer the undergraduate adviser for psychology students.
Free speech bill would eliminate the required usage of ‘free speech zones’
Students pass through the union square area between classes yesterday on campus. The union square, along with the sunken garden and quad area between Beach Music Hall, King Hall, Memorial Union, and Roosevelt, are designated free speech areas on campus. Abigail Ponce | The Bulletin
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The state of Kansas is in the process of creating a free speech bill which would remove limits on where students can practice organized free speech. Currently, the
bill is still in the Senate. It will go to the House of Representatives and then must be approved and signed before it becomes a law, according to Gwen Larson, assistant director of media relations. Senate Bill No. 340 is
formally known as the free speech protection act, according to Kslegislature.org. According to the bill “an institution has a responsibility to promote a lively and fearless freedom of debate and deliberation and protect that freedom.” If passed, it would reverse policy 3D.07 “Use of University Property for free expression activities” in the ESU policy manual. “The public character of the University does not grant to individuals an unlimited license to engage in activity which limits, interferes with, or otherwise disrupts the normal activities for and to which the University’s buildings, facilities and grounds are dedicated and said buildings, facilities and grounds are not available for unrestricted use by non-University groups,” according to the policy. The policy states that these time, place and man-
ner regulations are “intended to balance the University’s responsibility to fulfill its mission as a state educational institution of Kansas with the interests of constitutionally protected speech, assembly or expression.” It also designates “free expression activities,” which include activities such as distribution of pamphlets, demonstrations, rallies, speaker appearances in outdoor areas and protests. According to the policy, these activities must remain in the “Designated Limited Forum Areas.” University policy states that any group of ten or more individuals of any age must comply with requirements stated in this policy. The areas designated as limited forum areas at ESU include Union Square, Phipps Sunken Garden and the open quad between Beach Music Hall, King Hall, the Memorial Union and Roos-
evelt Hall. “I do see students using these areas, they are easy for people to gather,” said Larson. “We saw it with the Justice for Jane.” If the bill is passed, the “Designated Limited Forum Areas” policy would be overturned, as well as the “Free Expressions Activities Policy.” This would take away any restrictions and obligations to formally organize a movement held on ESU’s campus. Republican Senator Ty Masterson, who introduced the bill, said that free speech hasn’t been much of an issue on Kansas campuses, according to usnews.com. He calls the bill a preemptive measure to prevent a “political arms race” in which faculty or students on one side of the political spectrum silence those on the other side,” usnews.com said.
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ESU tennis splits matches at home Men add a win, women drop match M ackenzie T hornton mthornton@esubulle tin.com
The men and women’s tennis teams hosted Arkansas-Ft. Smith last Friday at the Emporia High tennis quart. The men came away with a win, while the women lost their match. The Hornet men finished with a final score of 8-1, as all three doubles matches were taken by ESU. Sophomore Oliver Dixon and sophomore Anton Levanovich won 9-8, seniors Patrick Cameron and Matheus Mota won 8-4, and freshmen Janne Jacobi and Taylor Nelson won 8-0. Dixon, Mota, Nelson and Cameron all picked up individual wins in singles, a l o n g w i t h f re s h m a n Charles Gortzounian. Levanovich was defeated in his respective matchup. The win was given to ESU, 8-1. The Hornet women’s team members were less fortunate, as they fell in all of their matchups except one. Senior Kaley Clark and junior Sarah Durham picked up the only win of the afternoon in their doubles match, with a score
Kaley Clark, senior tennis player, and Sarah Durham, junior tennis player (above), compete in a match against the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday at the Emporia High School tennis courts. Clark and Durham “claimed the win 8-3” against the Lions, according to esuhornets.com. Patrick Cameron, senior tennis player (right), serves the ball in a double match against the Lions on Friday at the Emporia High School tennis courts. The Emporia State team won over the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith 8-1. Abigail Ponce | The Bulletin
All four female athletes of 8-3. Freshman Silvana Caceres and sophomore dropped their singles Shannen Meyer dropped matchups, and because the women’s team only has their doubles match 8-3.
four competitors, they were forced to forfeit their last two singles matches. Saturday’s meet was postponed, and the tennis
teams will travel to the University of Nebraska at Kearney this Saturday. The women will begin at 11 a.m.
Men’s track grabs seven All-American titles M ackenzie T hornton mthornton@esubulle tin.com
ESU’s men’s track and field team traveled to Pittsburg, Kansas on March 9 and 10 to compete in the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championship. The men placed 15th as a
team, and they came away with seven All-American titles. Taysean Goodwin, junior sprinter, led the Hornets, as he placed second overall in the 400 meter dash and eighth in the 200 meter dash.
Goodwin also anchored the men’s 4x400 meter relay. The relay placed third at the meet. Other team members of the All-American relay were Parker Evans, junior sprinter, Luke Stenzel, senior sprinter and Wyatt
Hornet softball wins one, loses one against Pitt State C hristina W ankum c wa n k u m @ e s u b u l l e t i n . c o m
The Hornet softball team played Pittsburg State University last Friday on the Gorilla’s home field, going 1-1 on the double header. “The biggest highlight (this weekend) was our offense,” said Danielle Sprinkle, senior first baseman. “We had been struggling to put runs on the board in the past few games, but we came out and did a great job stringing hits together and scoring a lot of runs.” The first game of the double header got off to a quick roll for the Hornets and continued throughout the game. The Hornets scored first in the top of the second inning to put themselves on the board, 2-0. In the third inning they scored three runs, raising the score to 5-0. The Gorillas stayed in the hole throughout the game as the Hornets scored three more points in the fifth inning to end the game in a Hornet victory, 8-0. The second game was also
played against Pittsburgh State University. The Hornets took the early lead, scoring the first three runs of the game to the Gorillas two runs at the bottom of the first inning, bringing the score to 3-2 Hornets. Both teams were scoreless in the second and third innings, and both scored again in the fourth, bringing it to a five run tie. In the fifth and sixth innings the Gorillas took stride, scoring six points in two innings, pulling away from Emporia State. The Hornets put forth a strong effort to come back in the seventh inning in which they scored four runs, however, it was not enough to pull ahead of the Gorillas lead, ending the game in a final score of 9-11. “I think we will continue to improve as a team this season,” said Montana Mesler, freshman pitcher. “If we continue to communicate well and stay mentally tough.” Hornet softball will be back in action this weekend at home. They will host a ten-team tournament Friday through Sunday.
Sander, senior multi-event athlete. Thomas LaRoche, senior middle distance runner, finished eighth in the open 800 meter dash, which earned him an All-American finish as well. The meet marks the
close of ESU’s indoor track season. The Hornets will be back in action tomorrow for the start of outdoor track. They will host the ESU Open at Welch Stadium, to kick off their outdoor season. The first events are at 12 p.m.
Baseball drops two at Pitt State C hristina W ankum
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Last weekend the Hornet baseball team went 1-2 against Pittsburg State University at Pittsburg in a double-header on Friday and a single game on Saturday. In the first game of the double header on Friday, the Hornets got off to a bit of a rocky start, as the Gorillas took the lead early, scoring seven points to the Hornets two by the third inning. The Hornets came back in the fifth inning, scoring seven points and closing the score gap. However, this was not enough to hold off the Gorillas, who plunged ahead to take the win in the ninth inning with a final score of 12-15. The Hornets fought hard again in the second game of the double header, but could not pull ahead, and the game ended 2-5 in favor of the Gorillas. “The most exciting part was how we battled,” said Mason Leclair, junior left handed pitcher. “We got down in game one and never quit, we didn’t win (in the
second game) but it was good to see that we don’t care what the score is.” The third and final game was played the following day. This time the Hornets again fought long and hard, and came out on top. This was another low scoring game, as the Hornets scored two thirds of their total points in the third inning, making the score 2-0. Pitt State responded in the fifth inning, scoring one run, and the Hornets also put up one final run in the top of the ninth for a final score of 3-1. “The team is molding well. It is hard to be geling when we’re not winning as much as we would like,” said Mack Gowing, senior left fielder. “We know we have it in us, so it will only be a matter of time before we get on a roll again.” The Hornet men will be back in action this weekend against Minnesota Duluth at the Trusler Sports Complex. The first pitch of the weekend will be thrown at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
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