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How safe is Springfield?

A victory for vets

God: Mr. and Ms.

2 WTTW PBS Chicago, Ill. Esy Jurado, senior Broadcasting Major U.S. Rep Billy Long Springfield, Mo.


When red brings in the green

“Calling God ‘Father’ doesn’t mean he’s male. Females are no less in the image of God than males are; Males are no closer to the nature of God than females.”

Nathan Elleson, senior History and Government Major

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Robert Berg

Not athletic, not a problem




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Steve Badger taught science courses at CBC for 8 years, followed by 12 years in Evangel’s Science and Technology Department. The professor of chemistry retired after the 2012-2013 school year and is currently living in Mississippi. Here are 10 things you may – or may not – have known about Evangel’s colorful science professor:


He and Michael Tenneson, professor of biology, have worked together on several projects about creation versus evolution, including publications and presentations at churches and meetings. He also helped begin the first Faith and Science Conference in 2011.


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He is a member of the Society for the Sons of the American Revolution. He loves Thai food. Badger said he has tried over 100 Thai restaurants from the east coast to the west coast, as well as in foreign countries like Kenya and England. “Believe it or not,” he said, “the food at Thai Xpress on Glenstone is as good as any of the Thai food I’ve eaten anywhere.”


However, he does not like cashew chicken. Badger said he loves to eat cashews but has a dislike for the sauce. “It’s like the sauce is fighting with the cashews and the chicken – and everybody loses,” he said.


He and his wife, Dale, met at a roller-skating rink. “As soon as I saw her, I was smitten,” he said. “I didn’t tell her, but I knew right then that she was going to be the lucky girl who got to marry me.” This November will be their 49th anniversary. He participated in the 1954 mass testing of the Salk polio vaccine as a fourth-grader in Boston, Mass. Badger said the students who participated either received the vaccine or placebo, and he was one of the “lucky ones” who got the vaccine, which meant he didn’t have to get the shots again.



His hobbies include fishing and hunting. “I like to kill things,” he said.


While he doesn’t plan on teaching again, his goals are to become an author and a public speaker in the years to come. Among his publications are several articles for the Pentecostal Evangel, and he is looking to electronically publish a rewritten version of his book “Witnessing to our Postmodern World.”


He is an ordained Assemblies of God minister, as well as a Ph.D. in chemistry. He said that the two work together very well. “It’s not just the natural world that I see,” he said, “but everything I see is something God created.”


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He often goes affectionately by “Badge.” Even though he has earned his doctorate, he said he never found disrespect in his students calling him by his nickname. “If you hear someone call me that, it means we are probably friends,” he said.

Global Village Overnight for Social Work majors Sept. 26 through 28 Register in the CROSSwalk Info Night Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. In Barnett Recital Hall The Glow Run Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. in downtown For more info or to register, visit Volunteer Fair Open to all students will be held in the student union hallway Sept. 19 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Convoy of Hope 5K Sept. 21 For more information runningwithconvoy. org Citizenship Challenge Trivia will be held in the dining hall Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Lt. Andrew Englert of Evangel Public Safety, in charge of enforcing campus rules and maintaining campus security.

Safety of EU neighborhood in question BY ANDREW HURST News Editor

After the recent robbery committed against one of Evangel’s students at Casey’s General Store, students are beginning to take steps to help ensure their safety. On Sept. 1, a student was walking back to Evangel alone after shopping at Pricecutter on the corner of Division and Glenstone Avenue. According to the Department of Public Safety, at about 8:45 p.m., an unknown assailant knocked the student unconscious. Upon waking up, the student found his/her wallet emptied and groceries on the ground. Police are investigating the

robbery, but there are currently no suspects. According to the Springfield Crime Reports Map, there are four registered sex offenders in the immediate area around Evangel. This includes the area south of Division, north of Chestnut, west of Glenstone and east of National. The most common offenses within this vicinity include theft and robbery, with more than six cases in the past month. Students have responded to the recent incidents by trying to be more mindful of the environment and take steps to improve the chances of their safety. Sophomore student Joseph Williams was walking back from Casey’s General Store the same

night around the time of the incident. Upon walking back to the Evangel campus, he was stopped by security, which made Williams aware of the recent crime. Williams was caught off guard and later said that he was scared. Matt Jimenez, a sophomore criminal justice major said that students could avoid the situation better by staying near lights. Sophomore Savannah Duncan said that she would rather just not go out alone. In light of the recent incident, Lt. Andrew Englert of the Department of Public Safety said that he is definitely concerned. Englert said that students should be aware of their surroundings and manage their time wisely later in the day.

Late night safety tips from Lt. Englert 1. Be aware of surroundings and who is around you. 2. When running after dark, make sure you have a running partner. 3. Avoid shortcuts that can put your safety at risk. 4. Stay on well-traveled and well-lit sidewalks. 5. Avoid electronic devices that take attention away from what is going on around you. 6. Use one ear bud when running at night to still be able to hear around you. 7. Tell someone where you are going when you leave and what time you should be back. 8. Avoid dark-colored clothing to be more visible to cars.

New year, new ESGA leaders in Senate, Activities Board The consolidation has brought new faces to Evangel Student Government as CBC students take up leadership roles on campus. Read the full bios of these new leaders on our website:

Anna Schimenti, Student Body Vice-President

Joshua Manley, Senate Parliamentarian and Church Ministries Department Senator

Jessica Ridgeway, Senate Treasurer

Candace Cowsert, Activities Board Secretary


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God: man or woman? BY JESSICA NUNLEY Editor-in-Chief

Is God a man or a woman? What began as a mild curiosity stemming from discussions during last week’s spiritual emphasis chapels quickly grew into theological discussions of life, gender and society’s role in both as professors from various departments shared their views on the mysterious question. “Gender is a human construct, and gender is a social construct. I think that God transcends gender,” Joy Qualls, assistant professor of communication, said. “God possesses every attribute of gender because he created male and female as a reflection of him. “He is nurturing, loving, caring and other abstract terms that we apply to female. He is bold, directive and a leader; things we apply to male. ‘“But none of these characteristics are strictly male or female, which is part of the problem with our limited view of

gender.” Mark Kelton, associate professor of communication, said that these biologically genderless attributes of human personality may be what God meant in Genesis when he said to the trinity, “Let’s make man in our image.” “It can’t be that we physically look like him, because we all look so different,” Kelton said. “But he gave us creativity, which he doesn’t seem to have given the animals; they just do things by nature. “He’s the great creator, and he’s given us the ability to create and imagine. That’s how we’re in his image.” But the question remains – from where does the male distinction originate? Several professors mentioned

that though God is a spirit, and therefore has no gender, his introduction in the Bible as “Father” may have been established due to the male dominated society into which the Bible was published. “We have patriarchal societies, so the narrative ended up being written that way,” Robert Berg, professor of New Testament, said. “All the male pronouns in reference to God - are a cultural thing. Calling God ‘Father’ doesn’t mean he’s male. Females are no less in the image of God than males are; males are no closer to the nature of God than females.” Even as the conversation shifted between topics of gender stereotypes and cultural ideals of gender dominance, Dwight Colbaugh, assistant professor of biblical studies, said that ultimately, God’s assigned

gender was derived from human discomfort with an androgynous deity. “Generally, we don’t like the idea that God is an ‘it,’ an ‘ism,’ or just a force,” Colbaugh said.

Evangel provides community for veterans



Sam Hasker (left) and Dale Garrett (right), both Air Force veterans, are working to promote the Evangel Student Veteran Association among students. The ESVA is accepting members now.

In 2012, several Evangel faculty members helped begin the program at Evangel through interaction with Partners in Prevention, said Lacey Nunnally, Evangel’s social work program director and one of the faculty members involved. The Association officially began on Evangel’s campus in April of 2012. Universities nationwide have integrated the SVA into their

available programs, in which only veterans may become members and receive benefits such as workstudy positions, mentorship and veteran assistant tuition. Also, additional benefits may be offered to student veterans depending upon the institution. The SVA website states that this program provides community and security to veterans who return home with a seemingly

hopeless future. Garrett and Hasker are excited about the benefits to veterans and the opportunity to reach out to veterans that the Association offers. The two anticipate the unity and fellowship that can be developed among the group. “Similar backgrounds tend to understand and adapt better together,” Garrett said.

Familiar face, new place: Sheri Phillips

“I wasn’t ready to give it up,” Phillips said. “I think it’s a wonderful connection with students, just to kind of hear what’s going on in their lives and on campus.” Earlier this year, Phillips had planned on moving out of her role as director of Career Services,

which she had held for 14 years, to accept a full-time teaching position within the Behavioral Sciences Department. However, when former vice president for Student Development David Bundrick agreed to take on the role as dean of the STCM this spring, Phillips

was among the names he recommended for his vicepresident position. “What impressed me about Sheri and her qualifications,” Bundrick said, “is that she has spent most of her professional career in the area of student development and has a broad base of involvement.” After consideration, Phillips said she eventually felt this was the position for her. “I really prayed about whether I had something to offer in this position, and I felt God saying ‘this is the time for this,’” Phillips said. Tina Moore, who has replaced Phillips as director of Career Services, has interacted with Phillips over the years. Moore said Phillips’ patience and cooperation have made the transition easy. “She made my transition back into career services very smooth,” Moore said. “Sheri is an ideal vice president for Student Development because of the love and care and concern she has for students.”

of the United States of America, the Constitution has relevance to all citizens, from lawmakers in Washington to students at Evangel University. “Students should realize that the Constitution is not just a document,” Robert Bartels, associate professor of international studies, said in a

previous article. “It is something that impacts your life and you should be familiar with it.” To encourage awareness in the student body, a Constitution Daythemed chapel will take place on Tuesday, featuring John Ashcroft, former Missouri governor and United States attorney general, as the key speaker.

John Plake, campus pastor and director of spiritual life, encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity in order to understand that there is no contradiction between being a Christian and a citizen. “Christians are not disintegrated,” Plake said. “We aren't fragmented. To imply that


Career Services director, adjunct in the Behavioral Sciences Department, student life director – Sheri Phillips has held many positions during her 28 years at Evangel. This year, Phillips enters a new position as interim vice president for Student Development, taking over the vice president role from David Bundrick, who spent 15 years as the vice president for Student Development and is now the dean of the School of Theology and Church Ministries. She will serve as an interim vice president for an unspecified amount of time. Though Phillips has left many of her previous duties to other faculty and staff – something she said has felt was “like giving your children away” – Phillips said she is still teaching one section of Psychology of Healthy Relationships, the class she oversaw and was the first ever to teach.


“God is eternal and infinite; he’s beyond space and time, but he’s within space and time. Whatever God is, he is transcendent. He has dimensions that we can’t measure in our thinking.”

CBC tradition reborn through STCM Monday chapels

BY TONI ROBINSON Asst. News Editor

The Evangel Student Veteran Association has been established for over a year. However, right now, the ESVA has only one member. “People don’t know we exist,” Sam Hasker, Evangel graduate student and sole member of the ESVA, said. Hasker and Dale Garrett, associate professor of Social Sciences, are working to develop the program by informing the Evangel community. The two Air Force veterans said they hope that by doing so the program will expand and greater opportunities will become available for both veterans and Evangel. “Our goal is to continue the camaraderie that we had in the service,” Hasker said. Hasker said he believes that unity among veterans is just as important now as their unity while in service. According to the Student Veterans of America website, the SVA began nationally in 2008.



Phillips is the second female vice president in the history of Evangel. The other was Joan Cargnel, who also served as vice president for Student Development. Phillips has worked for a total of 28 years at EU.

There was standing room only in the William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS as students gathered on Monday to hear Anna Schimenti, junior and student body vice president, speak in the first School of Theology and Church Ministries chapel. This service was the first in what will become a new weekly staple at Evangel – and a rebirth of a CBC tradition. Don Johns, associate dean of the STCM, said that in previous years, the senior class would organize CBC’s Thursday morning chapel services, which was one of the five chapel services the school had per week. The senior class officers would plan the service and nominate speakers, which would then be chosen by the spiritual life committee. When the consolidation merged CBC with Evangel, a committee of representatives from all three schools worked together to carry a modified version of this tradition to the new Evangel. “One of the things that we saw of value,” Johns said, “was to have something similar. Not the same, but something that was new and yet had some of the characteristics of the CBC tradition.” The STCM chapels are completely organized by one of four volunteer student planning committees. The STCM faculty are selecting the speakers this year, and Johns said they are consciously making sure to balance CBC and Evangel speakers. “We know that students have been most enthusiastic in their response to student speakers,” David Bundrick, dean of the STCM, said. “Why not broaden that to the whole service from beginning to end?” Schimenti said she was glad to see the CBC tradition carried over into the new Evangel. “It’s so cool to see the vision that was CBC’s to be a part of the consolidated school as well,” Schimenti said. These chapel services are optional to attend, but they still count as a full – not an alternate – chapel credit. The upcoming speakers are: Sept. 16 – Amanda Vigil Sept. 23 – Jonathan Gracza Sept. 30 – Ryan Decker

there is a separation between our Christian lives and our secular lives is antithetical to our purpose.” In accordance with both Constitution Day and Christian Citizenship Week, a citizenship trivia challenge will take place on Tuesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the dining hall.

Constitution Day: honoring the revolutionary document BY AMY LAFFERTY Chief Copy Editor

Constitution Day, the federal holiday that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution, will take place Tuesday. As the supreme law document


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Nine Eleven, #NeverForget I


t has been a full 12 years since the United States was left reeling from the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. When the details of 9/11 were fresh in our minds all those years ago – especially due to the media’s continual video loops of buildings billowing black smoke, reports of heroic actions and sacrifices and reflections on the nationwide hurt and outrage – it was hard to see what the reality of such aggression would mean for our country. Not to mention that, at the time, many of us current undergraduate students were too young to understand anything but the idea that something very bad had happened, and all of the grownups were really freaked out about it. Now that the smoke has cleared, what do the effects of 9/11 look like? We’ve all seen the repercussions on the national scale: war in the Middle East, increased nationwide prejudice against Arabs and Muslims and a nearly tyrannical tightening of airport security. In many ways, the shockwave of the 9/11 attacks is still being felt by all of us. We feel it as students learning about the international reper-

cussions of the war on terror, as Christians considering the meaning of “love your enemies” and as human beings facing the unthinkable possibilities of our own nature. No other event that has taken place in our lifetime has had a more resounding effect on our culture.

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On our own campus are many people who have personal ties to the events of 9/11, either because they were there or because they knew someone who was. The students and professors at Evangel who lived in New York twelve years ago don’t just think of broadcasted images or politics or having to take their shoes off at the airport. They think of real places and familiar people and a tragedy that struck far too close to home. It isn’t enough to remember that 9/11 happened twelve years ago – we have to remember that real people are still being affected by it today. How has 9/11 or its anniversary affected you? Tell us about it.


The Shuttlecock - quick wrists and light feet Asst. Feature Editor


“It’s not just badminton, it’s goodminton. In fact, it’s GREATminton.” Though the Ashcroft Center is equipped to handle many recreational activities, we have yet to see a single badminton racquet. That considered, I am dissatisfied with the severe lack of badminton representation. I was downtrodden when I discovered that Evangel didn’t have the proper equipment or facilities to facilitate the growth of promising badminton players. Badminton, to me, was the only sport I performed excellently. Of course it wasn’t popular, there wasn’t any positive association with it, but it felt good knowing I trained myself so well that I could accurately target the

face of any dissenter. (The Lance staff would like to remind everyone that we do not advocate aggressive behavior, even though calling someone a priss sort of deserves a shuttlecock to the face). When considering this school’s reputation and performance in the field I quickly realized that this school was lamentably lacking concerning its sports. Football games are evidence of this. This is not saying that the sports are unnecessary; they are great for inspiring and raising the spirits of those involved, both performer and audience. The same would be said of any hypothetical Evangel badminton team, we wouldn’t be the best, but it would be fun. While it is most comparable to tennis, the two sports are very


different; where tennis is reliant on the strong arm, badminton necessitates a quick wrist and light feet. The game is intense, requiring excellent motor control and proprioception due to the great fluctuation in speed. While others may scoff and think of us as the tennis rip-off wannabes who only sip tea, say “Quite” and “Dirigible” and hold the racquet with our pinkies out, I will wait patiently. I’ll watch your gratuitous fumbles and falls from the sidelines, waiting for my chance to fail spectacularly as well. I can hope that there will be enough money to support the sport someday, yet for now, in these dark and relatively humid ages, I will have to play with my informal net, racquet and shuttlecock.

Zach Stewart, senior, with his quick wrists and light feet.

Just Sayin’

How did 9/11 change America?

Jessica Nunley | Editor-in-Chief Ian Richardson | Managing Editor Michaela Smith | Asst. Managing Editor Andrew Hurst | News Editor Toni Robinson | Asst. News Editor Miranda McCabe | Feature Editor Zach Stewart | Asst. Feature Editor Andrew Klepel | Online Editor Amy Lafferty | Chief Copy Editor Alexia Muzart | Asst. Copy Editor Dari’Anne Hudson | Asst. Copy Editor Hannah Kaufman | Photo Editor Deborah Tadesse | Advertising Manager Kara Walla | Cartoonist Wanda Potter | Business Manager Melinda Booze | Adviser Staff writers: Derek Logan, Brandon Willis, Emily Henderson, Alyssa Roten, Stephanie Deal The Lance is the student voice of Evangel University, published since the college was founded in 1955. Published weekly in print and online during the academic year, The Lance is the primary source of news for its students, faculty and staff. Opinions expressed in The Lance do not necessarily represent the opinions of Evangel University. The Lance exists to provide relevant and accurate information that informs, entertains, critiques and serves the Evangel University community. The Lance is published weekly (Fridays) during the school year. First three copies are free; additional copies are $1. 1998 Inductee Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame Member, Associated Collegiate Press Member, Missouri College Media Association Member, Association of Christian College Media

“After a tragedy, people really reflect on what they have and who they love.”

“There is more security at airports, and people are more on the watch for terrorists.”

-Britni Hoyt, junior

-Lori Marie, freshman

“It changed America by our

“It grew people closer together.”

view of security and protection from other countries.” -Victoria Calilao, freshman

-Daniell Neal, sophomore

“It caused great panic in America and has caused us to increase security measures, but through tragedy our country joins together.”

“9/11 has given the U.S. a venerability that we never had before. It showed the people that we’re are not immune from a major terrorist attack.”

-JoAnna Ford, senior

-Ryan Bowering, junior

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Internships may equal job opportunities



An internship is the pinnacle of undergraduate learning for many students. Students can receive onthe-job training, complete work assignments and are held to the same standards as the company’s employees. Having led the Communication Department’s internship program since 1999, Nancy Pace-Miller, assistant professor of communication, has helped many students get internships throughout her tenure. “If you have contacts, use your circle of influence to get an internship,” Pace-Miller said. “If you don’t, come prepared to talk about what you want to do for internships.” Although it differs from department to department, PaceMiller said students should use their department’s internship program as a resource for recommendations, finding internship programs and internship advice. Once students find an internship program that suits their ca-

reer goals, they should contact [their internships] like a real job.” the coordinator at the internship After students complete their site and find out the internship internships, Pace-Miller said, they application deadline, skill re- need to gather evidence of what quirements and other specifica- they did during their internships, tions, she said, such as promotional reiterating that pieces, photos of students need events they attended If you have to be in conclippings from contacts, use your and tact with their published work. coordinators at Nathan Elleson, to get an least three to six senior history and months before government major, internship. their desired inis a staff assistant and ternship periods. intern manager at - Nancy “[Internship U.S. Rep. Billy Long’s Pace-Miller programs] are Springfield office. more like a job Elleson said that insearch,” she said. terns need to be reli“We assist students in finding in- able and need to have good verbal ternships. We don’t dictate them.” and written communication skills. However, on the job, stu“[Internship supervisors] want dents need to keep a profes- to be able to tell you what to do, sional and productive at- for you to get it done, and to titude, Pace-Miller said. not check up on you,” he said. “The things I see most on stu- “It is the nature of the business.” dent evaluations are: interns Regardless of the internship, are not motivated and they do connections are critical, Elleson not act and dress profession- said. ally,” Pace-Miller said. “Students “Always leave good impressions need to take the initiative on with people you meet because you the job, dress nicely and treat don’t know how they will help

Unique college scholarships

Little known ways to earn money for school this year


As natural red heads, these students are eligible for scholarship money from outside sources. BY ANDREW HURST News Editor

Red-headed? Left-handed? There may be a scholarship for you. While most scholarships are given in the interest of academics or athletics, there are occasional bizarre instances in which students may find financial aid in places they never anticipated to look. Hector Cruz, Evangel’s lead financial aid counselor, said some of the craziest scholarships he has ever heard of include a scholarship for being red-headed and even a scholarship for being left-handed. One may even receive support just based upon their ethnicity. Cruz mentioned that he himself received financial aid for being Puerto Rican.

One of the most popular ethnicity scholarships in the United States is for Native American students. Cruz said students with usually about one-quarter or oneeighth Native American ancestry may receive financial aid. He said that students must usually go through a process of being cleared by their corresponding tribes in order to receive a scholarship. However, if students also decide to go for the big bucks, there are some scholarships available that can dish out financial aid in amounts as high as $20,000. Cruz said some scholarships that provide crazy amounts of money include scholarships from the Bill Gates Foundation and the Coca-Cola Foundation. According to scholarships.

com, some other similar scholarships include the Poetry Out Loud Scholarship Contest, the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity, and the Microsoft Imagine Cup. Ronda Thomas, financial aid processor at Evangel, said she could not recall any current Evangel students with any unusual scholarships. However, both Cruz and Thomas mentioned that both Fastweb and are great resources for finding financial aid and the Evangel website uses a lot of scholarships that are offered on Cruz said that the result of students receiving scholarships is due to the process of the Financial Aid Committee reviewing over students’ FAFSAs and presenting award packages.

you,” he said. “Don’t underesti- you are, as long as you know peomate the minimal tasks or doing ple. Get to know your teachers.” overtime.” One such student who used As a production assistant at her connections and her proConscious Minds, a video pro- fessor’s connections to get an duction agency in Pasadena, Ca- internship was senior broadlif., sophomore film major Ra- casting major Esy Jurado. jeev Wickramaratne worked on She used Evangel University commercials for Nike, Geico and alumnus and Chicago WTTW Robbins Brothers during his sum- Vice President of Engineermer internship. ing Mark Yonke as a Despite reference for her insometimes ternship at WTTW. working 20Jurado worked on Always leave hour days and scheduling and trafcleaning up good impressions ficking for WTTW with people you Prime during her entire warehouses after meet because you summer internship. productions, Jurado learned the Wickramaproducer’s side of they will help you.” broadcasting, which ratne said that making conshe said was starkly nections, hav- - Nathan Elleson different from her ing a good attiusual role as director. tude and being “It is never too a hard workearly or late to get an er are some the most impor- internship,” Jurado said. “Take tant traits of a good intern. advantage of alumni and their “Be grateful for the little helping hands. One thing I rethings,” he said. “Connections ally learned during my internare everything. It doesn’t mat- ship is to take pride in where we ter where you come from or who go. Be proud we go to Evangel.”

1. Stack milk crates and zip tie them together. Boom. Now you have a bookshelf. -Carlen Sims 2. Take six ottomans and put them together to make a mini table and storage. -Antoinette Tamba 3. Get rid of the desks. -Zach Thayer 4. 5 for 5. Every time you are in your room take 5 minutes and clean up 5 things. -Lauren Deal 5. Make use of cheap storage. -Hannah Beers 6. Make it a daily habit to clean. -Genna Adkins 7. If you work out, you are forced to clean your clothes. -Junior Ruckdeschell 8. Take all of the papers that you get through out the week and sort them out and put them away at the end of each week. -Derek Logan 9. Label everything. It helps bring you peace. -Amber Brantner 10. Get rid of things you don’t need. -Alex Wade 11. Stack the desks in the room to make an entertainment center. - Ashley Gingerich 12. Make self-standing shelves and put on top of the sink for organization. - Nicolina Spataro 13. String lights under your bed for extra lighting. Over the toilet shelf for organization. - Kara Ludwig 14. Pin curtains in the ceiling to divide the room. - Chelsea VanderVlaucht 15. Loft bed and put your couch underneath for extra space. - Sarah Richards

Dorm Zen tips

Fung Shui your dorm space BY STEPHANIE DEAL Staff Writer




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Friday the 13th Netflix movie night madness Asst. Feature Editor

It’s Friday the thirteenth, which

means it’s time for a scary movie. Access to a Netflix account can provide one with many opportunities for having a fun scary

movie night, either with friends or with a cat and tub of ice cream (The Lance advises against this). Here is a list of five films to ful-

fill your heebie-jeebie needs. The provided selection is completely PG-13, so RA approval is not that necessary.

For any other selection, pay attention to ratings and reviews reporting explicit content. An RA from S1N Sam Wyrick, said.

Insidious: Insidious follows the story of a family who, having experienced a strange break-in and numerous intrusions, moves to another new, supposedly safe home. As they begin to unpack, they come to experience more unexplainable happenings. One day the oldest child can’t wake up, leaving doctors without an idea of what to do. Then the boy is seen walking, yet not awake. Utilizing excellent scare shots, perfectly timed music and action sequences and twisting expectations of the audience, the movie will leave one afraid of sleeping in ever again. If one finishes this movie before it gets too late in the evening, then check out the movie theatre for the sequel, “Insidious Chapter 2.” The Goonies This is the classic Spielberg known to many as an adventure for people of any age. Though this doesn’t necessarily scare, its story of survival, pirates and a treasure hunt align with the scary movie genre. One should not watch this film if severely prone to laughter, scared of typical henchmen or allergic to friendship.

1:10, 3:40, 7:40, and 10:10 PM Located at 415 W. College St.

Harper’s Island Mysterious disappearances compile around the date of an important wedding, making the residents of the island wonder if events of the past have come to repeat themselves. This CBS miniseries is set apart from the usual horror films because it has a full thirteen episodes to flesh out the characters and slowly develop the plot and tension. The scripting doesn’t rely on stereotypes to describe their characters, or use cliché antics to artificially heighten suspense, such as the evil twin brother or the jump scare. Finishing the whole series could take more than one day, but it’s still a great start to your Friday the thirteenth.

The hidden gems of Art Walk Asst. Copy Editor

Art Walk turns 12 this year, which means students and other locals have had a dozen years to frequent downtown on the first Friday of each month. However, people keep coming back, due in part to the variety. “[There’s] always new and different things. It’s kind of what they called in the ’60s a ‘happening,’” said Clarissa French, the Art Walk communications director. “I think that’s the success of it: Visitors can create their own Art

Walk.” What are some of the favorite Art Walk stops? Here are some of the downtown gems: 1. Springfield Police Museum at the Calaboose Website: Address: 409 W McDaniel St. The calaboose (jailhouse) was built in 1891, making it the oldest structure in Springfield, Mo. Since being renovated, the museum offers historic information covering numerous headlinemaking crimes, police uniforms and weapons. 2. Springfield Hot Glass Studio Website:

1408 Based on a short story by Stephen King, this movie tells the story of Mike (John Cusack) and his cynical descent after a tragic loss in his family. This skeptic discovers an interesting find in the Dolphin Hotel where one room, 1408, witnessed many unusual deaths. Intrigued by the notion that not one occupant has ever survived the night, he books the room and experiences for himself something dark and enveloping as his own past is revealed.

The Hollywood theatres show times for Insidious Chapter 2:

The Ring The Ring is one of the more intense films on this list. Rich with striking imagery and an unsettling premise, the audience is guaranteed to feel fear at the ring of a phone call for a full seven days after watching it. Throughout the movie, the protagonists are haunted by the knowledge that everyone who has ever watched the cursed videotape died exactly seven days later, making the characters and audience wonder and fear that whatever they attempt may be in vain.

Address: 314 S Campbell Ave. This in the 10-year anniversary for Springfield Hot Glass Studio, and it’s recently added a new glass furnace that has been put on display. Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and first Friday, the studio opens its doors for live glassblowing demonstrations. 3 .

“Visitors can create their own artwalk.” - Clarissa French

Good Girl Art Gallery Website: Address: 325 E Walnut St., suite 101 In 2001, Good Girl Art began

serving in downtown Springfield, and has now blossomed into an online store as well. French said Good Girl Art Gallery is a “fun and funky, avantgarde” gallery. She said that every first Friday there is a “conga-line in and out of the door” of people hoping to get a glance of Good Girl’s art. 4. IdeaXFactory Website: Address: 351 N Boonville Ave. Art Walk member ideaXfactory has partnered with the Urban Districts Alliance in a public even called Graffiti in the Grass. This is an open event to paint alongside contracted artists. IdeaXfactory has also started a series titled “eXperimental studios” for artists to construct and install various themes in sections of the

factory. 5. University Art Gallery Address (Drury University): 940 N Clay St. Address (Ozarks Technical Community College): 325 Park Central East, third floor Address (Missouri State University): 215 W Mill Address (Evangel University): 600 W College St., suite. 116 The University Art Galleries showcase the talents of local students. Drury University, Ozarks Technical Community College, Missouri State University and Evangel University all have individual exhibits at Art Walk. Artwalk is from 6 to 10

Midnight Munchies Where to eat when you get those late night cravings BY MIRANDA McCABE Feature Editor

When the late-night munchies arrive, many college students set out on food excursions. Where are some places to go that are open late? Here are some options: Pickleman’s Gourmet Café: This café serves sandwiches, soups, pizzas and salads from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. Sides include chips, pickles or a cookie. Address: 333 E Walnut St. Pappo’s Pizzeria: Known for being open relatively late during the week. The pizzeria serves pizza by the slice Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Address: 221 E Walnut St. Chopsticks Chinese Food: Have a late-night yearning for Chinese food? Chopsticks’ hours are 11 a.m. to midnight. Address: 1128 S Glenstone Ave.


Chicago Cheese Steak Co.: Located downtown off of Walnut Street, this hole-in-the-wall food stop is open late on Fridays and Saturdays till 2 a.m. They have $1 lunch deliveries for those who live or work downtown. Address: 319 E Walnut St.

Mudhouse Coffee Shop: Pastries and coffee are sold at the coffee shop till midnight Monday through Saturday. Address: 323 South Ave. Andy’s Frozen Custard: Andy’s is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Address: 2119 N Glenstone Ave. Starbucks: A caffeine fix can be easily taken care of at the Starbucks downtown. It is located in the Bistro Market and is open until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and until midnight on Sunday. Address: 401 South Ave. Whistler’s: Whistler’s proudly serves its made-to-order burgers, French fries, onion rings and milkshakes until 2 a.m. on the weekends, Thursday through Saturday. Address: 208 W McDaniel St.



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Could consolidated school spur mascot change? GRAPHICS BY ANDREW KLEPEL | THE LANCE


As Carol Taylor’s new administration prompts changes in faculty, staff and students, some in the Evangel family may wonder whether a mascot change is also in the works. “I could see how as our university continues to change and we look at our global impact and influence, we will consider the best ways to brand our university through the usage of the Athletic Department mascot,” Chad Gehring, ath-

This week in sports

letic ministry coordinator, said. Gehring said that the administration may decide to hold on to some traditional elements of Evangel – like the name and embodiment of the Crusader mascot – that the campus sport teams have represented for nearly 60 years. “It’s very important for Evangel University alum to connect with the identity of their university. Most folks connect through their mascot,” Gehring said. “They appreciate having those school colors and mascot as something to lean on even after they’re gone.” Alumni loyalty is one reason the university is hesi-

tant to change the mascot. David Stair, athletic director, said the issue of changing the mascot was tabled about five years ago because the mascot committee that met to discuss the issue could not define a compelling reason to change it. They asked each other, “Is it worth all the money to change it? Is it going to create enough waves with our alumni that they will feel disenfranchised with the school and not want to give money? Are we getting harassed when our teams go overseas? Are we getting threats? Are people making fun of us?”



Tennis ITA Central East Regional Championship Springfield, Mo. TBA

Tennis ITA Central East Regional Championship Springfield, Mo. TBA

Volleyball Northwestern (Iowa) Olathe, Kan. 1 p.m.

Cross Country University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo.

Volleyball Midland (Neb.) Olathe, Kan. 7 p.m.

Volleyball Texas Wesleyan Olathe, Kan. 12 p.m.

but reached no solid conclusion. As far as Stair has heard over the years, Muslims domestic and overseas are not as concerned with the negative historical implications of the term “Crusader” as Americans are. In fact, Stair said that some had never heard of the Crusades and could not apply a negative connotation. “Part of what’s positive about the Crusader name is its uniqueness,” said Ed Beach, assistant athletic director for sports marketing and communications. “It’s too bad people look at the Crusaders and see only negatives. The root mean-

Football at Kansas Wesleyan Salina, Kan. 6 p.m.

9/15 Tennis ITA Central East Regional Championship Springfield, Mo. TBA

ing of the word is ‘cross-bearer.’ Crusade still has positive connotations as a righteous quest. Our teams struggle and fight for victory, which goes along with that.” In all practicality, Stair said, depending on how far ahead the Athletic Department plans – in terms of uniform purchases, spirit apparel orders and campuswide changes, such as renaming The Joust, The Lance and The Excalibur – the cost of a new mascot could be as low as $100,000 over the course of several years. Before any mascot change is considered, administration needs to give the word, Stair said.

9/17 Volleyball at MidAmerica Nazarene Olathe, Kan. 7 p.m.

9/20 Softball Coffeyville CC (Scrimage) Crusader Field 3 p.m.

Park (Mo.) Olathe, Kan. 2 p.m. Softball Fort Scott CC (Scrimmage) Crusader Field 1 p.m.



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Do more students mean more varsity sports offerings? BY EMILY HENDERSON Staff Writer

Will requests for new sports teams, or perhaps even a pool, be addressed under the newly consolidated Evangel University? David Stair, athletics director, said he believes a strong, comprehensive athletic program is necessary for the changing institution. “The last couple of years, there

have been comments made by administration that we want EU to become the flagship university of the Assemblies,” said Stair. “I do not think we can have a flagship university without a strong, comprehensive athletic program. Athletics are often referred to as the front porch of a university; therefore, Evangel needs a strong, comprehensive program to showcase the university.”

There are no details, however, about whether Evangel will be adding any new sports in the future. Additionally, while there was a pool in the original blueprints for the Ashcroft Center, there is no set plan to add one to the university in the near future. Stair said that the pool was meant to be a future endeavor, if funds allowed. “The addition of a pool would


cost $2 million at its best, and over the years we’ve found more necessary uses for two million dollars, such as the academic buildings and student union,” said Stair. Stair said that if students are interested in a swim team, they are welcome to form a club team at a local pool. He said the club team would need to exist for a couple of years to gauge the interest and test the waters, no pun intended. If the university was ever to form a swim team, whether in conjunction with a local pool or not, it would require a lot of travel because so few schools in Evangel’s conference have teams. Stair said the main issue with additions is infrastructure. Evangel is currently in such a transitional phase that any addition would be a long process. “We would need more training space, trainers, offices, fields, lights and so on. As it is, we currently have coaches in closets. While I hope to add to our athletics program in the future, it is currently not on the agenda,” said Stair.

According to Stair, the first sport in the running would be soccer, as students request it more frequently. Senior Adam Forsman, former CBC student, thinks that soccer would be of interest to many EU students. “I played soccer one year at CBC and loved it. I was able to connect with a bunch of guys that I may not have been able to otherwise. Its great competition and great community,” said Forsman. Senior Trenton Andreasen also commented on his experience. “I played my freshman through junior years at CBC and it was great. A school this big definitely needs to offer soccer,” said Andreasen. In the past, Evangel has had women’s golf and men’s tennis, but Stair said that they naturally faded out because of lack of interest. Stair said high impact sports are more popular among the student body. Stair said there is much potential for Evangel’s athletics program and he looks forward to the future.

Pick-up sports: for the athlete in all of us BY ALYSSA ROTEN Staff Writer

You don’t have to be an athlete to participate in sports at Evangel. There are several pickup sports around campus to get involved in just for fun. If basketball or racquetball is your sport of choice, wander over to the Mabee Center to join in a pickup game, or bring a few friends along to start your own game. Mallory Lawson, Evangel’s

wellness coordinator, said basketball is the most popular of all the pickup sports on campus. If you would like to start a pickup game but don’t have the right equipment, don’t worry. Mabee Center employee Jess Ridgeway, senior, said the Mabee Center has all the equipment needed to play any of the sports offered. All you need in order to rent the equipment is your student ID. When the weather is nice,

you can always find a group of students enjoying a game of disk golf, ultimate Frisbee or catch. Ask to join in, or start a game of your own. Volleyball is very popular during the evenings. Hannah Ayres, freshman, said volleyball is her favorite pickup sport to play because she really loves the competition. The sand volleyball court on the south side between Walther and Spence Halls is open for anyone wanting to play.


Who can play?

Intramurals? What are they?

Any student at Evangel can participate, not including the students who have lettered in a college sport.

There are three Intramural sports: football, basketball and volleyball. With the increasing interest, soccer may be added, too.

How else can I get involved?


The ins and outs of Intramurals

Become a sports representative on your floor council. Sports representatives are in charge of making sure that their floors have enough players. If not, they will combine with another floor. They are also in charge of knowing when the games are, scheduling practices and making sure their team knows and follows the rules.

When are they?

Each sport has its own season. Football starts in the fall. Basketball 3-on-3 starts in November and goes through December. Basketball 5-on-5 is the first sport of the second semester, and volleyball is in March. If soccer is added, it will be around April. All you have to do is sign up two weeks before the actual season starts.


How do I sign up? Sign up for Intramurals on the Student Portal. Though football signups are closed, students can express interest and sign up for future Intramurals throughout the year. “It’s easy to get involved,” Austin O’Regan, intramural director and senior, said. “Each floor has a sports rep. that will know all the information that you will need, and your sports rep. should have a sign up sheet for your floor.”

Why participate? Intramural sports are a way for students to engage in sport participation for fun instead of competition, unlike in official athletics. “Intramurals is a good way to get to know people not only on your floor, but people on campus.” said Cassie DeClerc, junior sports representative. “It is a great way to have fun and be competitive, especially if you haven’t done it since high school,” said Laura Hunn, senior sports representative.

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