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Annual gala announces winners Plumb Hall hosts of full-ride scholarships ‘batty’ visitors

Dennis Basset, assistant professor of music, duets with Andrea Garritano, instructor of music, in a short opera production of “La Bohème” Saturday night at the 21st Annual Benefit Gala held in Heath Recital Hall. The gala is held each year to raise funds for music department scholarships. Jennifer Pendarvis/The Bulletin

E mma D e P riest depriest@esubulletin.com At the music department’s 21st Annual Benefit Gala this past Saturday, the 20 winners of the Fulhage Music Scholarships, “a gift

of a quarter-million dollars,” according to an Emporia State press release, were announced. One of these recipients was Anastasia Motiti, sophomore piano performance major, who is originally

Fraternity looks to resurrect itself

M icaela C line

cline@esubulletin.com After low numbers led to Phi Sigma Kappa to losing their charter at Emporia State in 2007, the fraternity is attempting to come back to life this semester at the university. The Alpha Epsilon chapter of

from Cyprus. “You can imagine me and my mom jumping in the air,” Motiti said, about hearing the news of receiving the scholarship. Without this full-ride scholarship, Motiti said she may not have ever been able to achieve her dream of studying in America. The Fulhage Music Scholarship is a financial award that was created at the end of last year’s spring semester in honor of Mildred Fulhage, an ESU alumna. Fulhage passed away in June of 2012. The gala, according to Allan Comstock, chair of the music department, is the music department’s main source of revenue for non-music major scholarships. “(The money the event takes in) varies. Usually, it’s anywhere from ($6,000 to $12,000),” Comstock said. “Overall, in the music department, we tend to give higher scholarships to music majors. We sort of have it tiered based on music major, minor and non-major.” Raymond Horvat, freshman music education major, said that he thinks students should go to support the music department. “You should get to see really cool performances and meet interesting people,” Horvat said. “I will attend these in the future. It was a lot of fun.” The gala this year only included faculty performances. The faculty ensembles included the Great Plains Trio, a piano ensemble, the ESU Faculty Jazz Combo and a short duet from “La Boheme.” Comstock was the head of the event and said he was very excited about finally showing the music

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S teve E dwards edwards@esubulletin.com A wild bat is not a common companion that students expect to be sharing their classroom with. But since the beginning of the school year, at least three bats have been sighted in the upper levels of Plumb Hall by faculty and custodial staff. William Clamurro, professor of Spanish, is one of the faculty members who had a firsthand encounter with one of the bats sighted in the building. “I was sitting here, minding my own business, and the bat just flew into my office,” Clamurro said. “I was so surprised that I fell out of my chair and fell on my face.” Clamurro said no one was able to find the bat for about a week,

before he found it nearly dead hanging from a hook behind his door. “They’ve somehow gotten into the building, and they probably lived here for awhile,” Clamurro said. “Plumb Hall is a very complex building with suspended ceilings and pipes. We might not be able to be totally bat-proof.” Another bat was seen hanging from the top of the blinds in the east side stairwell on the third floor, Clamurro said. “Hearing that there was one hidden in the blinds really freaked me out,” said Deborah Gerish, associate professor of social sciences. “I know that bats are beneficial for

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In Plumb Hall, a sign that Deborah Gerish, professor of history, posted outside her office tells bats they aren’t welcome. A total of three bats have been sighted flying and hanging around the building.  Jennifer Pendarvis/The Bulletin

Ramcharan takes job at JCCC

PSK has rich history of members, including Mayor Rob Gilligan and alumnus Francis Welch, whom the ESU football stadium was named after. PSK was nationally founded in Massachusetts in 1873, Budke said. An older fraternity, Phi

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Shanti Ramcharan, director of Disability Services, works on a computer in the Disability Services office, located in Plumb Hall. A celebratory reception in honor of her nine years as an employee of Emporia State will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. today in the Greek Room of Memorial Union. Lingzi Su/The Bulletin

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Paul Manly (left), recruitment coach for Phired Up Productions, and Jordan Gobely (right), sophomore biology major, visit in Memorial Union about the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Gobely became a founding member of PSK’s new chapter at Emporia State this semester. Will Austin/The Bulletin

Davy Dollins, an administrative assistant in the Student Advising Center, has worked with Ramcharan After nine years of working at since January, when the SAC and Emporia State, Shanti Ramcharan, Disability Services officially merged director of Disability Services, offices. will pursue a new position on the “Shanti’s dedication to her job and Johnson County Community the students of ESU has made her College campus. amazing to work with,” Dollins says. “I was offered a great opportunity “She will be greatly missed.” to work with returning veterans in Disability Services provides stuthe Kansas City area,” Ramcharan dents with physical and learning said. “(I will be) helping them further disabilities the opportunity to get a their educational and career goals.” healthy college education, just like

students without disabilities. It offers out-of-classroom test-taking areas, as well as counseling services. It also gives those students the opportunity to attend disability-related and nonrelated events on campus. There is an application process involved. Michael Sopkin, junior studio art major, has worked with Ramcharan for three years. “I actually don’t know (why she’s leaving),” Sopkin said. “(but) she’s been here for quite a bit of time.”

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Briefs Corky’s Cab changes phone number The long-running taxi service provided to all students by Associated Student Government, Corky’s Cab, recently changed its phone number. Students can now call 620-366-0500 for a safe ride home from any drinking establishment in Emporia, after showing their Hornet ID cards. The service operates between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. every day of the week. Racheal Countryman, senior communication major and ASG president, said the private company, which provides the Safe Ride program, told them at the beginning of the academic year that the phone number had changed. ASG’s goal with the cab service is to make sure students have a safe way to return to their place of residency after a night on the town.

Nitty Gritty Run gets colorful The first-ever Nitty Gritty Tie-Dye Run will take place at Camp Alexander this Saturday. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Individuals can still register the day of the event for a $25 entry fee, but to ensure T-shirts could be ordered in time for the event, online registration closed Sept. 13. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for late entries. The first “wave of runners” will start the 5k race at 9 a.m. More runners will continue to be added every few minutes until every participant has entered the race. Contestants will be doused with different colors of paint at each kilometer. Proceeds for the event will go to “Children’s Champion Network,” which helps organizations in Emporia, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Emporia Child Care and Camp Alexander.

Police Reports Reports given to The Bulletin from ESU Police and Safety Department Sept. 11 Officer retrieved property from Roosevelt Hall Room 104. Officer stopped KS 569FNE on 100 E 12th. Verbal warning for speeding. A student reported their clothes were stolen out of a washer in Central Morse Hall laundry facility. South Twin Towers Fire. False alarm. North Twin Towers Fire. False Alarm. Officer stopped KS 502BZG in Sector 3. Verbal warning for a stop sign violation same location. Officer checked KS 387DVX in Newman Regional Health parking lot. Occupants were dropping off a subject at the Emergency Room. Officers assisted Emporia Police Dept. with a car stop in Lot 3.

Newman Regional Health. Officer reported that a football player was injured in Welch Stadium. Parents took player to Newman Regional Health. Officer stopped KS 212DVM at the I-35 on ramp on merchant. Verbal warning for defective tail lights at 1800 Merchant. Officer assisted the Emporia Police Department with a fight at 1333 Merchant St.

Sept. 14 Student from Morse Reception reported that in room 112 Northeast Morse the sink was overflowing with water. Contacted Robert Whitemore. Resident Assistant of Towers called about electrical outlet not working on the 6th floor of South Towers. Officer reset breaker. Officer stopped KS 790BBF at 1200 block of Market. Verbal warnSept. 12 ing given for one way violation at Officer assisted Emporia Police 1400 block Market. Dept. with a call at 1014 Sylvan. Officer stopped KS 174ERB at Male student requested to speak with officer at ESU PD HQ in refer- 100 block W.12th. Verbal warning given for wrong way in a one way at ence to damage to his bicycle tires. 1200 block of Market. Officer escorted student to North Officer stopped NJ W92CBW at Twin Towers bicycle rack to examine damage. He determined the tire most 12th and Constitution. Verbal warning for improper lane change. likely deflated accidently. Officer stopped TX DY1F390 Officer contacted the operator of North of I35. Verbal warning was a vehicle parked improperly in1300 Market and advised to move to a legal given for defective tail light and stop sign violation. parking area. Officer stopped KS 586EYX at Officer issued a citation to a male student who was urinating in public 1300 Highland. Verbal warning was given for no headlights. at 18th and Merchant. Officer checked welfare of a facSept. 15 ulty member in Cremer Hall Room Ambulance responded to the 411. No problem was found. Officer stopped two male subjects Emporia State University practice fields for seizures. Subject was transin Sector 5 to check welfare of one ported to Newman Regional Hospital who appeared ill. Male subject was issued a citation by a private vehicle. Contacted Dennis Barr for a brofor Minor In Consumption. Officer shut off the elevator in the ken door handle of North Towers room 310. Pavilion. Officer took report of a non-injuOfficers assisted Emporia Police ry accident involving KS firefighter Dept. with a car stop and arrest at tag 11027 and TX AX32182 in sector 12th and Union. Officer checked the Physical Plant. 6. Ambulance responded to Emporia The west employee door on the south side was found opened. No problem State University training room of the HPER building for back pain. Subject was found. was transported by ambulance to Officers assisted Emporia Police Newman Regional Hospital. Dept. with a search for a suspicious Officer contacted skateboarders in person in the vicinity of Oxford and Sector 8 and advised them of campus Canterbury. policy. Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Officer assisted Emporia Police Towers Reception called about Dept. with backing an officer at 12th breaker box on 6th floor. Officer reset and Exchange. the breaker box on 6th floor. Officer contacted a motorcyclist Officer stopped KS 155 DVL at and advised of a wrong way in a one 1300 Merchant St. Verbal Warning way. for Unauthorized Lights at same locaTowers reception desk reported tion. that the electricity in Rooms 114, Residential Life reported a female 115, and 116 was out. Officers corthat wished to speak to Mental rected problem. Health in South Towers. Mental Ambulance responded to Welch Stadium for medical problem. Subject Health was contacted and spoke to individual. was transported by ambulance to

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Service hours increase for RSOs E mily G iffin giffin@esubulletin.com With 136 Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) on campus, the 10 extra service hours per organization that Associate Student Government is now requiring will represent 1,360 more hours donated to Emporia State and the Emporia community. To remain active, RSOs at ESU will have to complete 30 hours of community service – 10 more than the previous 20. Last year, each organization was required to complete 10 hours of community service on-campus and 10 hours off-campus, but at the beginning of the academic year, the total requirement increased from 20 hours to 30 hours of community service for each semester. This addition was accompanied by lifted restrictions on the way that organizations must divide their time. “It’s just more hours, but I don’t think it’s a challenge,” said Nathan Short, talks and topics committee chair for Union Activities Council and freshman secondary education major. Short said it will be easier because “there are fewer limitations.” “We won’t have to commit halfand-half (to the community and to the university),” he said. Taylor Weisman, president of ESU Social Challenge and sophomore communication major, said the extra hours will “be good because it forces organizations to get more involved.” Weisman said he was happy to hear that the hours can now be completed in whatever way organizations choose because it is easier to stay on campus for community service, instead of having to go out and find opportunities. For smaller groups, like ESU Social Challenge, which focuses on

Leslye Soto, sophomore communication major, passes out pens as part of her community service Tuesday in Webb Hall. Soto and other students belonging to the Office of Multicultural Affairs assisted in facilitating Diversity Week on campus. Emily Giffin/The Bulletin

meeting new people, Weisman said it will take more work from all of the members to get all the hours they need. For larger groups, the work load won’t have to change as much. “The only challenge for my group will be to re-figure the amount of hours that each person will need to

do,” said Maryann Peak, president of ESU Boxing Club and senior physical education major. “There are so many people that it shouldn’t be a problem.” Weisman said more community service will also help new and small organizations gain more of a presence on campus.

Non-traditionals still part of ESU M icaela C line

cline@esubulletin.com Non-traditional students at Emporia State are considered those that are married, are over the age of 24 or have children. They can also be classified as those that have been out of school for two or more years and are – or have been – in the military, according to ESU’s website. Olivia Carlson, freshman elementary education major, falls into that category. She is pursuing her degree while raising children. She said she was able to return to school because of ESU’s flexible schedule. “It’s a lot of work – a lot of hours go into schoolwork and my kids,” Carlson said. “It would have been easier to go to college right out of high school, but I’m glad I’m doing it

and bettering myself.” The Single Parents with Children Scholarship at ESU is one way ESU offers support for those with children. The scholarship offers $2,000 for eligible single, widowed or divorced students, who are raising children and attending school simultaneously. Bryan Jones, freshman business major, said he can receive unemployment benefits for two years while he is in school. “Trade Act Assistant has actually paid for most of my schooling, and it has been a big help,” Jones said. “I have two kids and ESU has been really helpful with my schedule.” Jones is among those who have

returned to college as non-traditional students to get another degree and hopefully, another job. Lauryn Mounts, junior sociology major and a traditional student, said she sees a lot of non-traditional students in her classes. She said it is possible that certain majors attract more non-traditional students. “I feel like my major in Sociology picks up older people because they have more experience,” Mounts said. “I see more non-traditional women than men in my classes, but that could have to do with my major.” For more information about nontraditional students, go to Emporia. edu/nontrad.

Corrections The album “White Flag,” from the musical duo Ten2One, consisting of Gabe Andrews, senior business major, and Benny Bowden, senior digital audio recording major, will not be released Dec. 2, but at a later date. In an article about the national award given to Max McCoy, associate professor of English and faculty adviser forThe Bulletin, his first name was misspelled as “Mac.” The correct spelling is “Max.” The Bulletin regrets these errors.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Reception and book signing immediately following in the Plumb Hall Rotunda Admission is free, but seating is reserved. Please call (620) 341-6378 or (877) 341-6378 for tickets.

www.emporia.edu/bonner/ “The Grace of Silence” by Michele Norris will be available for purchase and signing in the Plumb Hall Rotunda after the lecture. Books may also be purchased in the Memorial Union Bookstore in the Emporia State Memorial Union from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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For Dog’s Sake STAFF EDITORIAL Dog owners beware. The Emporia Animal Shelter – a beacon of hope where canine and human souls can connect – has currently put a stop to adopting out dogs, due to the outbreak of an unknown illness that has been affecting – and ultimately, killing – a startling amount of dogs in the Emporia area. Many dog-owners insist that their dogs are just like people. Dogs are curious explorers, eager to remind us that the world always has something new to show us. They defend our territories and our hearts, alike. At the end of the day, dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend.” But now is the time for us to be dog’s best friend. Symptoms affecting these furry friends include a kennel cough, at first, but may progress into “matted eyes, green mucus from the nose, and fevers,” according to an article on Kwch.com. The article also stated that the issue can cause the canines

to lose their appetite, as well as control over their central nervous system. As of Tuesday night, according to the Kwch.com article, 40 dogs had to be euthanized. Because of the extreme nature of the situation, and after the shelter had to euthanize eight dogs in a single day, the shelter ceased adopting out dogs for the time-being. Despite the seriousness of the situation, receptionist at the shelter denied any comment to The Bulletin, but did say that they “aren’t trying to hide anything – they just don’t know what they’re dealing with.” But for many dog owners in Emporia, this can be unsettling – and even frightening. The situation seems to be stewing and not much is known to the general public about what’s going on. All dogs, even vaccinated ones, can fall victim this sickness. Right now, it’s a slippery slope to be leaning on as a dog-owner in Emporia – one that we must be careful to tread on. Canines should be carefully

watched if they come into contact with unknown playmates. Until the public is provided with more details, the best thing for pet owners to do is to keep your pets up-to-date on their vaccinations and routinely clean your home and your pet’s kennel. If your pet seems to be showing any of the symptoms listed above, be responsible and quarantine it – far away from other animals. Help keep the other animals in Emporia safe, like you want your own to be. Also, make sure to contact your veterinarian upon the immediate discovery of these symptoms. Our pets can tell when something is wrong – whether we are sick, stressed or worried. Be able to do the same for your pet. Be attentive of your canine’s health as if he were a person, just like you. Just give your favorite loveable companion a little extra love and care. Take care of your best friend the way they have always taken care of you.

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Supermarket Sweep

M arilyn K earney

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As college students, we’re always looking to save money. This can be hard to do given the ever-present need for rent, groceries, pizza and trips to the movies with friends. It is infinitely easier to save money when we have someone else working with us. Some nearby businesses already have discounts on a national level. Arby’s and Papa John’s both offer a discount with the presentation of a student ID. Emporia’s local Pizza Ranch has special buffet deals for students on

certain nights. Flinthills 8 Theatre on Industrial Road also offers discounted tickets to students. ESU, like other Kansas colleges, also works with large-scale amusement parks and events, like Worlds of Fun and the Renaissance Festival, to save students a bit of cash on admission prices. Currently, there are online deals that exist for students, but those, too, are on the national level. They are less for staple necessities, like milk and butter, and more for the cost of material things, essential or

Diving into Diversity Complete culture shock – that’s what I experienced when I first settled in at Emporia State my freshman year. I wasn’t used to so many white people. I was born and raised in Wyandotte County, a very diverse area of Kansas. I attended Sumner Academy, a college magnet school where the majority of students are African American. As a white female, I was a minority. It didn’t take long for me to grow an appreciation for my diverse background and to realize the importance of it. It is obvious that the multicultural population is pretty miniscule compared to the white community here at ESU. More and more, I am reminded of the lack of divergent experiences among our student body. A lot of them come from small towns, with little experience of different races and sexual orientations. Some students graduated from small high schools that generally had the “token” black person that they

weren’t very close with. Others may use the “n-word” loosely with little knowledge of its history. The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted their second annual diversity film festival this week, and I am glad that there are events like that available to students. But, when it comes down to it, a movie will not give you real life experience. You need to delve yourself into a varied atmosphere and really experience the differences to truly feel the impact. While there are organizations on campus that specifically support certain races, such as the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) and Black Student Union (BSU), one thing that I don’t see is a great range of cultural differences among the people who make up our Greek system. Last year, there were sticky issues regarding Greek Week because our smaller, multicultural chapters didn’t feel as included in the activities. The situation eventually escalated

C helsea T abolt

tabolt@esubulletin.com Approximately 2,997 people died on the catastrophic morning of September 11, 2001 – a day that should never be forgotten. Yet, 12 short years later, feelings of resignation and complacency are already hanging on the date. Even two years ago in 2011, the John J. Zimmerman Memorial

and potentially healthier stock of food will purchase groceries. The creation of a discount for students at grocery stores would not only save students money, but would also provide more long term business for the cooperating establishments, as the market would open up to a greater audience of shoppers. If not a discount, then some kind of loyalty program that rewards student shoppers, with items or discounts they really need, would be a step in the right direction.

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marshall@esubulletin.com into a racial issue and feelings were hurt. Some fraternity members wish that their fraternity peers were a little more accepting, taking the initiative to make them feel welcomed into their brotherhood. Experience with different races and cultures can open one’s eyes, which, in turn, opens our thoughts, minds and hearts. With a more accepting community, we can have less wounded feelings and an even stronger, more richly diverse Hornet nation.

Lest We Forget Lecture at Emporia State featured a speech by Steven P. Bucci on the aftermath of 9/11. But, it seems now that as a nation and as a campus, we have distanced ourselves from the fateful event. We no longer wear ribbons of red, white and blue to mark the anniversary of that terrible day. Emotional interviews with those left behind are a thing of the past. Few professors encourage us to remember that day with special assignments. Thinking about what happened seems too horrific for some, and yet, for others, it seems so long ago that we don’t bother to give it much thought. Our campus let the day arrive and pass with little thought to its relevance. No special services were held and few professors even bothered to mention it in class. The only sign that the day was still remembered were the

not. And…that’s about it. True, near the beginning of the year, dorm residents are presented with a bag of coupons – for Planet Sub, Great Clips and Taco Bell, to name a few – that make purchasing a few fun and crucial materials a bit easier. However, more frequented venues, like grocery stores, do not have any specifically student-based discounts. It’s true that students often patronize fast food establishments, but those who need a more constant

flags flying at half-staff. Even that seems irrelevant compared to how much was overlooked. Thousands of lives were lost that day, yet we shrug our shoulders and carry on. The repercussions of the event are still ever-present in our world today, yet we take no notice of them. We are still today at war against terrorism, a direct result of 9/11, and are doing nothing to honor the lives that were lost or remember the tragedy. Take a moment to reflect on the events of that terrifying morning. Countless victims lost their lives in the wreckage of the World Trade Center and the hijacked planes. Heroes died trying to protect and save the lives of the people in New York City, protecting the freedom of every citizen of the United States of America. May we always remember 9/11, and never forget.

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Photography professor teaches as Hornet, Jawhawk M ichael V ander L inden linden@esubulletin.com Several times a week, a transition and commute from the University of Kansas is necessary for Lara Shipley, a new photography professor, to make it to Emporia State’s campus to teach class. Shipley is a professor at both KU and ESU. Despite the back-and-forth, teaching is just what she loves to do. Coming from a small town in the Ozarks of Missouri, Shipley started like many other photographers did at a young age. She bought her own camera and tinkered with it as she grew up. “We really didn’t have the resources back when I was in high school,” said Shipley. “I graduated from a high school in Warsaw, Missouri.” It was not until college at the University of Missouri–Columbia that Shipley was able to explore the depth of photography, especially with its connections to journalism. Journalism became more of her focus and allowed her to work with other people and tell

stories. “This helped me get out of my life in Missouri and travel the world for my job,” Shipley said. However, Shipley wanted to get rid of the limits she was facing with photography in the journalism realm and start exploring it more as an art form. “I felt like if I gave myself the opportunity to focus more like I wanted to, then it could completely change the emphasis of my work every day,” Shipley said. Shipley decided to go back to Arizona State for her Master’s, where she taught the entire time to pay for it. After three years, she graduated, and immediately decided that KU was the place for her. “I finished my program last spring and moved here not very long ago,” Shipley said. “However, it was last minute that I found out about the opportunity to work at Emporia.” According to Patrick Martin, interim chair of the art department and professor of art, the position that Shipley filled used to be a full-time position, but due to cutbacks, it became part- time. Martin was involved with the

Multicultural affairs hosts second annual film festival

Students and faculty discuss their reactions to the film “Somewhere in Between” Sept. 16 in Webb Hall at the second annual film festival hosted by Multicultural Affairs A total of four films were shown. Michael Boyer/The Bulletin

E mily G iffin giffin@esubulletin.com Lights, camera, diversity. For the second year in a row, the Diversity Film Festival, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, was held in Webb 2 in the Memorial Union on Sept. 16 and 17. “The purpose of the festival is education, purely,” said Jason Brooks, director of Multicultural Affairs. “I (say) that our job is to provide the information for education for our audience.” The Diversity Film Festival began last year in an effort to help students broaden their knowledge of societal happenings. Topics generally include those that receive less coverage in the media. Four movies were chosen for the two day series – “Maafa 21: Black Genocide in the 21st Century,” “Somewhere In Between,” “Walkout” and “Milk.” Brooks said they took suggestions, and then went through a sort of Russian Roulette way to eliminate films. The four particular movies were chosen because (Multicultural Affairs) wants to bring up some things that are “not necessarily brought up in textbooks, but that aren’t in the news 24/7 either,” Brooks said. Topics addressed by this year’s films were racism, racial genocide, equality and civil rights, international adoption and cultural sup-

pression. “It was a real eye-opener to information that you get a quick glance at in textbooks or in the news,” said Brianna Byers, senior sociology major. For all four shows, a crowd of 30-40 students and community members were in attendance. “It went great…even if we only have one or two students show up, it’s successful,” Brooks said. “It’s all about getting the information out and providing the opportunity for discussion.” Austin Lewis, freshman business administration and marketing major, said the film festival wasn’t what he expected, but it was “still good.” Guest speakers for each movie were also in attendance to provide insight to the audience and encourage discussion. Karen Smith, Ellen Hansen, Sheryl Lidzy and Brian Miller were four professors who came to aid with discussion sessions after each movie. The overall success of the event was apparent in the responses of the students in attendance as well as the staff who helped facilitate the event. “Well, we have rice krispies and it was just a pretty good show tonight,” Lewis said. Being able to “learn new information that you never knew before” is one of the main reasons that many other audience members, including Byers, enjoyed the Second Annual Diversity Film Festival.

interview process for Shipley. “I was very impressed with her photography…and her experience in journalism,” Martin said. “We felt like she would be a good fit for our program.” This began a big transition as Shipley now had to learn the way the that two different colleges worked in her first semester as a professor. She teaches a Digital Photography class at KU and a darkroom-based photography, as well as a basic drawing class at ESU. Apparently, her excitement rubs off on her students, as well. Jun Sung Byeon, an undecided international student, is taking Shipley’s photography class. “It is so nice when she explains everything very clearly because my English skills are not so good,” Byeon said. “She tells jokes and teaches us a lot of new stuff to make the class really fun.” Though Shipley enjoys working at both colleges for now, she hopes one day to settle in to just one. Five years from now, Shipley said she would like to have two Lara Shipley, professor of photography, speaks with students as class projects in book form, includwraps up Wednesday in King Hall. Shipley began teaching at Emporia ing exhibitions and a publishing State this year and commutes from Lawrence throughout the week. Nichocompany. las Sumner/The Bulletin

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Cardio That Doesn’t Suck

Oh, the drudgery of hamster wheel cardio. If you’ve been struggling to exercise consistently, don’t be afraid to try something you haven’t done before. If you enjoy exercising, but can’t stand the monotonous nature of running or being on an elliptical, then you aren’t alone. Exercising should be an enjoyable, uplifting activity, not a mind-numbing torture experience. Luckily, there are ways to obtain fitness other than repetitive workouts.

Zumba It’s not a glorified dance routine. When you show up to class, you better be ready to work! Zumba is great for those who like to dance because it won’t “feel” much like a workout, since you’ll be having fun. It’s also versatile. If you’re a beginner, do the moves slowly, find your comfort zone and try to push it gradually with each session. Advanced trainees can also benefit, since you control your own intensity of each workout. Zumba has expanded

lately with classes tailored to seniors and children. It now can even involve some resistance training. Kettlebells Squats, presses, rows, swings – there are dozens of moves and workouts that can be made with one-piece of equipment. Kettle bells, a cast-iron weight, will not only increase your heart rate and caloric expenditure, but will also cause muscular damage, which is required for muscle growth. This means you’re doing more than burning calories – you’re actually sculpting a better body. Use them for a quick and efficient total body workout. Weightlifting/Bodyweight Circuits Weightlifting doesn’t always mean heavy loads. You can use resistance training in an aerobic-type manner to both burn calories and stimulate muscle growth. Circuits may include two to three minutes of work, followed by one to two minutes of rest, and then repeat. The best part

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farris@esubulletin.com is being in control of the workout. Pick exercises you enjoy doing, and you will tend to work much harder. Squats, lunges, box jumps, kettlebell swings, medicine ball throws, TRX bands and more! Keep workouts relatively short (less than 45 minutes), so intensity can remain high. Ask yourself if you’re excited to work out, or just doing it to fit into your new jeans. It’s a common misconception that if there’s no pain, there’s no gain. False. There are too many ways to exercise to settle for less than something you look forward to. Once you find that, exercise is no longer a struggle. You’ll feel excited when you arrive at the gym and accomplished when you leave. Before you know it, you’ll be an exercise addict, just like me.

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Day in the life of a grounds keeper M ichael V ander L inden linden@esubulletin.com Mowing, weed eating, trimming shrubs, painting fields and working on the horticulture are all part of the jobs that encompass being a grounds keeper at Emporia State, according to Mark Morgan, Physical Plant supervisor. “The grounds are very important at ESU,” Morgan said. “It helps with recruiting and helping the students feel more at home.”

Nathan Seaman, junior business administration major, applied for a grounds keeping job while looking through listings on the ESU website. “I filled out several applications for jobs, and I got a call for an interview with this job,” Seaman said. “I guess it went well because I got hired.” According to Chris Parks, senior administrative specialist in University Facilities, there are 10 full-time workers and four student

workers. She said full-time employees work close to 40 hours, while students must put in 15. Although 15 hours is far from full-time, Seaman has had to juggle the job with taking classes to fit the hours in before the office closes. According to Seaman, the office is only open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With many morning classes, he has to find multiple consecutive hours to work for the maintenance center each day to achieve his needed hours.

“Normally, I show up in the afternoons and find my boss, Mark (Morgan),” Seaman said. “From there, I go out and normally pushmow lawns.” Each crew member has a different job to focus on. Seaman normally works on the islands of grass around campus. The jobs for grounds keepers are primarily focused in the areas of athletic events, intramural events, normal everyday routines and academic events that take place outside.

“It’s difficult to battle with weather or multiple events for one day,” Morgan said. “We either get pushed back because we can’t do anything or just don’t have enough time to get everything done by certain events.” Seaman admits it is tough, but that he enjoys it, especially considering it is his primary source of income. “I’m still waiting to see if it’s enough to get me through,” Seaman said. “But, so far, so good.”

“The grounds are very important at ESU. It helps with recruiting and helping the students feel more at home.” - Mark Morgan, Physical Plant Nathan Seaman, junior business administration major, gets ready to trim the grass in front of the Towers Complex Tuesday afternoon. Seaman is one of four students employed by University Facilities. Nicholas Sumner/The Bulletin

Gala from ...Page 1 professors in action. He also personally performed in the concert, playing his bassoon in the Mid-America Woodwind Quintet “Unanimously, the favorite concerts are always the ones where we feature our own faculty,” Comstock said. “Every year, I have requests for them. We also want to have a chance to honor alums and former faculty,

Bats from ...Page 1 the ecosystem but I can not seem to banish that fear of them. People have tried to reason with me, but my head and heart don’t connect on that one.” Clamurro also said that bats are good for the ecosystem, but they are “definitely not good to have in a building.” Rabies, among the spread of other diseases, are cause for concern when it comes to animal control on campus. After hearing about the bat sightings in the building, Gerish jokingly placed “signs and special fences” on the fourth floor to “inform bats to stay away.” She said the signs and construction paper

and this is the way to do that.” Horvat said hearing the faculty play was “awesome.” “I loved the brass quintet,” he said. “I play brass and love hearing good brass music.” The concert was set up in conjunction with the first person to be placed in the Beach Hall of Distinction back in 1994, an award that was given to Fulhage this year as her scholarship was set up. fences stem from her personal phobia of bats. “The fence emits a special force field to keep the bats away,” Gerish said. Sightings have become “a big opportunity for comedy and mockery” in Plumb Hall, she also said. “Once I heard about the bats, I could not stop looking around and staring at the ceiling,” Gerish said. Clay Burkhead, senior interdisciplinary studies major, said he wasn’t bothered when he heard about the presence of bats on campus. “Bats are welcome as far as I am concerned,” Burkhead said. “I like bats. The surprise factor of a winged creature occupying a school building is actually very appealing to me.”

supervisor Fraternity from ...Page 1 Sigma Epsilon, founded in 1910, was the first at ESU and later merged with PSK in 1985. This ultimately makes PSK the odlest fraternity on campus. at ESU in 1963. Aaron Flippin said he did research to get to know the fraternities on campus and never really connected until they found out about PSK. “Everyone I talked to seemed less than interested. I felt like another face in the crowd,” Flippin said. “When I met up with Ryan, it felt different. He asked me questions, got to know me and we had a legitimate conversation.” Flippin is among the nine

Ramcharan from ...Page 1 Currently, ESU has not found a replacement for Ramcharan. There is, however, a search underway. A new director, according to Ramcharan, should be “in place in the coming weeks.” “My last day is Friday, but the office will remain open and staffed,” Ramcharan said. “We’re not anticipating any interruptions in service.”

Nathan Seaman, junior business administration major, waits outside of his accounting class Monday morning. As a groundskeeper for University Facilities, Seaman has had to balance school with 15 hours of work a week. Nicholas Sumner/The Bulletin

confirmed new members of PSK’s Alpha Epsilon chapter at ESU. “I’d want to join if I was not so busy with school and because PSK promotes everything I believe in – brotherhood, scholarship and character,” said Cory Rau, freshman nursing major. Budke travels from college to college with the sole purpose of helping PSK chapters restart or get back on track. He has been at ESU nearly a month, helping Alpha Epsilon chapter get restarted. The work has included meeting with potential members, planning official recruitment ceremonies and helping the board members prepare for when he leaves. Many students have met with Budke to discuss the possibility of

becoming a PSK member, including Grant Withers, freshman biology major. “I didn’t even know that he was a part of a fraternity until I saw the symbol on his polo,” Withers said. “He asked me if I wanted to be one of the leaders, after he explained to me that Phi Sigma Kappa was one of the first things founded here in Emporia.” To raise funds for semester dues and the cost of joining, Budke said the group intends to take advantage of opportunities like working security for a NASCAR event in Kansas City. This semester, he said the main focus for this growing chapter will be exposure on campus and recruiting new members.

Dollins said they are excited to see what skills and experiences a new director will bring. “We’re looking forward to exploring new ideas and opportunities,” Dollins said. Though losing their Director, Disability Services will not lose its spark, according to Ramcharan. “ESU has a longstanding commitment to full access and participation for students with disabilities,”

Ramcharan said. “That commitment is campus-wide and will continue during this transition, just as it has during previous transitions. All our faculty and staff work very hard to ensure that students with disabilities have a great experience here at ESU.” To celebrate the successful years Ramcharan had at the university, there will be a short reception from 3:30-5 p.m. today in the Greek Room of the Memorial Union.


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Hornets kick Lopers in home opener

Hornets beat Regis for first time ever

in the Hornets’ first game was no fluke, going 23-34 with 297 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. Kearney also had a lot of trouble stopping the Wilson-to-Willis connection. Wilson threw to R ocky R obinson receiver Austin Willis six times for sports@esubulletin.com 136 yards and two touchdowns. The Hornet soccer team made But, Wilson gave most of the history last Friday when they travcredit to his team. eled to Colorado, where they defeat“Austin is a great receiver. He ed nationally ranked #19 Regis made some great plays. We had in double overtime. This was the some great play-calling and it was soccer team’s first-ever victory over a great team win,” Wilson said. Regis. Putting constant pressure Regis scored the first goal at on the quarterback, the Hornet about the 10-minute mark, but defensive line made short work Jordan Foutch, junior forward, of the Lopers offense, helping the made a shot shortly after. Despite defensive backs make big plays. being outshot 22-6, the Hornets One of the more impresheld on, thanks to Yadria Rivera, sive pieces of defense was Chris freshman goalkeeper. Rivera had Poston, senior strong safety and seven saves. international business major, With neither team able to get who finished with eight tackles a shot on the goal in overtime, the and one interception. Poston was game went into double overtime happy about the interception, but where Tommi Bouknight, senior forward, got one past the Regis’s said he was a little disappointed defensives with just over four minhe did not get the “pick six.” utes on the clock. The Hornet “I was actually joking with defense held strong, and the rangers the team before the game, saying that if I got an interception I was went scoreless in both overtimes for a victory. going to score, so I was disap Last Sunday, the Hornets pointed that I didn’t,” Poston traveled to Denver where the said. “Everyone played well – we Metropolitan State Univeristy made big plays and did our job.” of Colorado defeated them, 0-1, As for Garrin Higgins, head despite 9 saves by Rivera. coach, he said he was happy, but The Hornets will host Washburn not as pleased as his team was tomorrow for the Turnpike Tussle. about the win. Due to resurfacing issues, the game “We played well tonight, but will be held at the soccer fields at we’ve certainly got some things to Emporia High School. work on,” Higgins said. Whatever way you slice it, the Hornets are 2-0, and it looks like 2013 may be another year of the Dozie Iwuagwu, senior running back, sheds a tackle in last week’s home opener against the University of Nebras- Hornet. ka Kearney Sept. 12 at Francis Welch Stadium. Iwuagwu ran for 124 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. Tonight, they travel to Rocky Robinson/The Bulletin Edmond Oklahoma, where they take on the Broncos of the Nebraska Kearney Lopers, 34-21, 31-7 lead that they acquired at A ce F inch University of Central Oklahoma. the half. last Thursday night. finch@esubulletin.com The last time on the field against Wilson, first-year starting Even though the Hornets The Emporia State footquarterback and sophomore busi- Central Oklahoma, the Hornets gave up three touchdowns in the smashed the Broncos, 42-14, at ball team was on cloud nine ness management major. Wilson second half while being held to Welch Stadium. after beating the University of was out to prove that his success a field goal, they held onto the KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The electrifying performance that Yordano Ventura delivered in his big league debut Tuesday night normally would be enough to help Royals fans feel better after a late-game collapse. R ocky R obinson Then again, the Royals aren’t sports@esubulletin.com accustomed to playing games that mean something in September. The Hornet volleyball team had So even though Ventura kept the a busy week, racking up two wins Cleveland Indians off the scoreboard and three losses since last Friday, until the sixth inning and departed which moves their current record to with the lead, the inability of the 6-3. Kansas City bullpen to hold on in a The team started out travel5-3 defeat is what will stand out as ing to Warrensburg, Mo. There, the season heads toward its concluthey defeated the University of sion. Colorado at Colorado Springs, 3-1, The Royals dropped 3½ games but were defeated later that day, back of Texas and Tampa Bay in 2-3, by Minnesota State University the AL wild-card race. The Indians Moorhead. The Peggy Martin remain a half-game adrift after the Challenge continued into Saturday Rangers beat the Rays earlier in the where they started out with a 3-2 night. victory over Winona State, but fell “You look at that game and their to Ferris State that night. bullpen pitched better than our The Hornets also had their home bullpen tonight,” Royals manager opener last Tuesday, when they Ned Yost said. “We felt like we had took on Washburn in the Turnpike the right matchups and didn’t get it Tussle. The Ichabods took control done.” of the first two matches, beating The Indians finally got a run off the Hornets, 25-21 and 25-22. In Ventura in the sixth, and then tied the third match, the Hornets tried the game 3-all off reliever Kelvin to regroup and lead 12-10 early on Herrera in the seventh. Asdrubal but could not sustain the lead. The Cabrera’s go-ahead double off Wade match saw 11 ties and two lead Davis (7-11) gave Cleveland the changes but Washburn ended the lead, and Michael Bourn’s homer in match with a 4-1 run to take the the ninth helped to seal it. game, 25-22. Cody Allen (6-1) was among six “There is something in their Indians relievers who kept Kansas head and we have to find out what City off the scoreboard the final 4 will make them perform,” said Bing 1-3 innings, and Chris Perez handled Xu, head coach, in an interview with a perfect ninth for his 25th save. Media Relations after the game. “It happens sometimes,” Royals The Hornets play another set catcher Salvador Perez said of the Katie Deutschmann, junior setter, and Shayla Cotman, freshman right side, keep a hit in rival territory at the heatat White Auditorium this Saturday collapse. “We have to keep going, ed home opener against the Washburn Lady Blues Tuesday afternoon at White Auditorium. The Lady Hornets fell when they host Missouri Western. keep playing hard through the last 0-3 to Washburn. Will Austin/The Bulletin day of the season.”

Royals collapse in bitter 5-3 loss to Indians

Volleyball bumps through travel heavy week


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