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Fallen soldier honored in chapel Family receives plaque, prayers from faculty, military officials, students BY MICHAELA SMITH News Editor

Alumnus 1st Lt. David Johnson was killed in action Jan. 25 while serving in Baghdad, Afghanistan. He was honored Tuesday in chapel for Veterans Day by the Bear Battalion, friends, family, faculty and military officials.. Chapel began with the Bear Battalion, the former ROTC battalion that Johnson was a part of, posting the colors. Then the national anthem was played by Evangel’s marching band. John Plake, campus pastor, read a letter from a chaplain about to deploy to Afghanistan who was close friends with Johnson during their time as students at Evangel. She wrote that he made everyone feel like a friend, and his relationship with Christ called him to the army. Sgt. Joshua Davis, 2010 alumnus, spoke during the service about Johnson’s passion for the military. Davis escorted Johnson’s body from Dover Air Force Base to both memorial services in Wisconsin and Fort-Lewis McChord, Wash. “I always told him to give it a few years; his eagerness would change,” Davis said. “But the love and passion never changed.” He said Johnson was an example of what every officer, soldier and

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L-R, Michael Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Emily Johnson, Laura Johnson, and Andrew Johnson receive plaque on behalf of their son, David.

Christian should be like. Col. Dale Garrett, associate professor of social science, said he was Johnson’s adviser during Johnson’s years as a student. Garrett said he marveled at the sacrifices Johnson made for peers and faculty. “I asked myself where America comes up with such caliber people. I know that these people are ones like Johnson. He was so enthusiastic about serving

in the military,” Garrett said while speaking about Johnson during the service. Another military official to speak during chapel was Maj. Doug Schenck. Schenck was Johnson’s ROTC instructor. Schenck said Johnson’s priority was to serve God; everything else came second. “When I think of David I think of a centurion of great faith,” Schenck said.

Schenck also presented a plaque to Johnson’s family recognizing his service to the country. Andrew Johnson, David’s father, spoke to the audience after receiving the plaque. Andrew Johnson said David Johnson emphasized relationships and that he thought everyone was important. Andrew Johnson said his family loves every student at Evangel and that they are thankful for the sup-

Crowd journeys down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ BY GRACE BAYER

losing a loved one in that most stories begin before the death of that person and cover the family’s grief immediately after and how the everyone comes together to cope. However, Mapson believes “Rabbit Hole” tells a little bit more about the grieving process that other stories leave out. “There are some parts [of the grieving process] that you can only go through yourself,” Mapson said. “People might not understand you. People might judge you with the way that you grieve, but you have to go through that yourself.” While heartbreaking, the play is also surprisingly witty as the audience and characters reflect on the loss of a loved one, a press release stated. Brittany Federici, junior, plays Becca and believes this play will resonate with many people. Federici said, “Anybody can relate to what this play is about. Everyone knows what it’s like to lose a family member or lose someone

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Sometimes there is another world created in a person’s life, created when a person’s life is forever altered after the loss of a loved one. The drama branch of the Humanities Department aims to take its audience into this world with the production of “Rabbit Hole,” the story of a married couple coping with the death of their young son. Brad Mapson, director and senior, said “Rabbit Hole” is “about a family going through grief, each in their separate way.” Mapson said the main characters Becca and Howie Corbett are experiencing conflict in their marriage because each is having difficulty seeing eye-to-eye with how the other is grieving the loss of their son Danny. The conflict expands outward to other family members, as well, including Becca’s mother Nat, played by Bethany Thomas, and sister Izzy, played by Alexandra Godfrey. Each character has a different perspective of the situation and deals with the pain in his or her own way. Mapson said “Rabbit Hole” is different from many stories about

Jarosinki proposes first bill HDTV could come to campus for $13,675 BY MICHAELA SMITH News Editor

really close to them.” Federici said something the actors have worked on “has been really tapping into the characters.” She said, “Being able to really bring to life the hurt and the pain each character is dealing has definitely been challenging for me.” Mapson believes the Evangel community can gain insight from witnessing the atheist characters’ grieving processes and their view

of Christians. “Seeing what atheists think about us, and really listening to them, can make us be so much better Christians,” Mapson said. Performances will run until tomorrow. The play starts at 7 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Theater. Tickets are $7, $5 for students and $5 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Lisa Krause.

Anybody can relate to what this play is about. Everyone knows what it’s like to lose a family member or someone really close to them. -Brittany Federici

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Top: Brittany Federici and Josh Smith play a married couple in the play, “Rabbit Hole.” Above: L-R, Josh Smith, Alli Godfrey, Brittany Federici, and Bethany Thomas enjoy family time during a scene.

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port the family has received from members of the Evangel community during their time of grief. Col. Scott McChrystal, director of the chaplaincy department for Assemblies of God U.S. Missions, said that veterans bore the nation’s cost. At the end of the service, all veterans stood and were recognized for their service. There were about 10 veterans in attendance.

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Jonathan Jarosinki, Communication Department senator and senior, presented the first senate bill of the year regarding high definition television on campus. If passed, the first four HDTV channels that would be available to students Jan. 31 are FOX, CBS, NBC and ECTV. Jarosinki presented the bill via PowerPoint during the new business portion of senate. During his presentaJonathan tion he exJarosinki plained the way the new technology would work, how students would benefit from it and the cost ESGA would contribute. ESGA would pay $8,400 and the total of the HD upgrade would be $13,675. Currently, Evangel’s television runs through standard definition, causing static on the channels and interference during storms, Jarosinki said. With the upgrade, the feed would run through the ECTV HD signal and through a fiber optic box; this would distribute one signal to each TV on campus connected to the cable

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The Scoop Freshmen Bonding Party The freshmen class officers will host a freshmen bonding party at Sequoita Park tomorrow. The event is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and food will be provided. The cost is $1. Rabbit Hole The drama production invites students to see “Rabbit Hole” tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall. Student tickets are $5 ,and regular tickets are $7. C-Base Test The C-Base test will be held Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Education Department. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 26 and the cost is $60 to register. After Nov. 26, students will have to pay a $5 late fee to register. Graduation Intent Seniors graduating in the spring can fill out their intent to graduate form on the student portal. The deadline is Dec. 3. Christmas Concert The Music Department will hold its annual Christmas concert Dec. 7 at 7:45 p.m. This concert will feature the university and concert orchestras, along with the university and concert choirs. New Mexico Service Trip The Education Department will go to New Mexico May 4 through May 11. For more information, contact Becky Huechteman. Senate Serve Dinner Senate will serve dinner to students and bus tables in the cafeteria tonight. Dinner hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Students help feed thousands The first pack-a-thon draws students from universities in Springfield BY MICHAELA SMITH News Editor

One million meals: that was the goal when Friends Against Hunger set up their Meals-aMillion packing outreach. In order to make this happen, Friends Against Hunger needed a lot of volunteers, and they knew where to find them. The organization invited students from Missouri State, Southern Baptist, Drury and Evangel University to participate. There were 45 students from Evangel that volunteered to help pack meals, Chelsea Brookbank, assistant director for CROSSwalk, said. Friday 30 students volunteered to pack macaroni and cheese that were sent to the east coast and Springfield. “The atmosphere was great,” Brookbank said. “The place had 80s music playing and ‘The Cupid Shuffle.’ It was an awesome time.” Brookbank said that Evangel students were also able to minister to students from Missouri State at the outreach. Brookbank said she shared with students about the positive atmosphere at Evangel and the sense of family the school has. “There was a guy that had to serve community service hours for a violation at Missouri State,” Brookbank said. “I spoke with him about the Christian values Evangel had and why I chose to come here.” Brookbank said she was happy with the Evangel students’ hearts to serve. The RAIN Impact Team also took the opportunity to serve during the pack-a-thon. April Smith, RAIN Impact Team leader and senior, said the group had not done any community service this year and took the opportunity. “It was a sense of satisfaction after we finished Friday night,” Smith said. “Lots of people came together for one goal. It was amazing.” CROSSwalk opened this event for all students. Cody Keen, sophomore, volunteered Saturday. Keen said he wanted

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to get involved with CROSSwalk and had not been apart of an outreach opportunity since his time during EU Launch, Evangel’s orientation for freshmen and transfers. Keen said, “I really enjoyed serving. I got to know MSU students that are involved in Chi Alpha and make new friends.” He said he would volunteer again and encourages other students to volunteer. “Do it: you’ll never know the new friends you’ll meet or the opportunities to minister you’ll have,” Keen said. According to the Springfield News-Leader, the pack-a-thon was short 250,000 meals by mid-day Sunday. Donations can still be made to Friends Against Hunger at their website. What other service opportunities could EU participate in? @evangellance

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Top: L-R Hope Hamilton, junior, Brittni Sechrist, freshman, and Ally Walsh, freshman, work an assembly line to pack macaroni and cheese. Britni Hoyt, sophomore, holds the bag under the sifter for Sechrist. Above: Paul Thompson, freshman, volunteered Saturday.

Evangel seeks NCATE reaccreditation BY ERIN-RAE DONALDSON Staff Writer

State officials from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as well as eight members of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education visited the Education Department Sunday through Tuesday. Colleen Hardy, chairperson for the Education Department, said that state accreditation is what allows the department to recommend students for certification and NCATE national accreditation. Although not required, it puts the department at an advantage and motivates the

department to put itself up to a higher standard. “This is a reaccreditation. Evangel has been accredited for over 30 years, and we are the only Assembly of God institution that has actual accreditation for our teacher education program,” Hardy said. “NCATE has six standards, and those have to do with our candidate knowledge skills and dispositions, collection analysis, use of assessment data, clinical experiences, diversity, faculty and our governance,” Hardy said. After several months of thoroughly analyzing the department’s programs and taking part in a three-day

visitation, officials of NCATE were able to make suggestions for improvement and ultimately make a decision regarding

I wanted a school that was accredited because that would definetely help me in the future. -Alli Connett

Evangel’s re-accreditation. Becky Huechteman, professor of education, said that NCATE performs a great deal of analysis

and research of the department’s programs prior to visiting. “We submit every possible thing we can. We demonstrate what our assessment system is, send them information about faculty, data about how our students are learning, and they review all of those things. Then they come on campus and try to verify everything that they could see in the documents.” Because Evangel’s NCATE accreditation is considered the highest accreditation a teacher education program can receive, Huechteman said that Evangel students are better able to get jobs in the area or out of state after graduation.

“I wanted a school that was accredited because that would definitely help me in the future,” Alli Connett, senior, said. “All of the superintendents want Evangel graduates because of the accreditation and because they know how prepared we are after leaving school.” Huechteman also said professors know they are on the right track when the department meets the NCATE standards. “Anytime you go through an accreditation process it helps you to realize that you are working hard to meet the highest standards—that you are endeavoring to offer the best education to your students.”

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injured while under the influence of alcohol. Evangel is a member of Partners in Prevention, a coalition comprised of 21 public and private college and university campuses. According to PIP’s website, the coalition is dedicated to creating safe and healthy college campuses by making students aware of the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. Ed Beach, assistant director of athletics, serves on Evangel’s PIP committee. Beach said, “It’s not a matter of making students conform to rules; it’s about making their time on campus as wonderful and vibrant as possible.” Beach said for a student athlete that represents the school, more is put in jeopardy. “They potentially miss participating in games, and their absence on the court or field is obvious and note-worthy,” Beach said. Beach said the university’s reinforcement of the rules is for the well-being of the community.

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Took it from someone else’s home - 1.6% Took it from own home - 2.1 % Received from someone under age 21 - 11%

Recieved from othe family member - 7.5% Recieved from parent or guardian - 4.4% Purchased by someone else (underage person paid) - 25.3% Purchased alcohol themselves - 12.2%

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Received from unrelated person age 21 or older - 30%

Percentage of 18-20-year-olds who acquired alcohol. These statistics are available through samhsa.gov.

One lifestyle expectation students are expected to maintain, regardless of age, is refraining from possessing or using alcoholic beverages. The student handbook states, “Some regulations, which are neither the basis of our standing in Christ nor a necessary consequence of it, can be beneficial to the life and testimony of both the individual and the institution.” The student handbook emphasizes that being responsible, accountable and selfdisciplined promotes growth of individuals and the community. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in 2009, 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 died from alcoholrelated unintentional injuries that included vehicle crashes. According to the same study, 599,000 students in the same age range were unintentionally


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Kevin Acevedo, junior; Nicholas Schollars, junior, Kaitlyn Baker, senior; and Shannyn Wong, junior, won the group competition as the border patrol and an illegal immigrant.

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Left: Jonathan Lane, sophomore, and his band performed a cover of “Call Me Maybe” during the first half of the show. Below: L-R, Eli Austin, junior, and Josiah Austin, senior, hosted the show. They performed many skits, one including feeding each other lettuce.

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Facing-off with costumes, performances BY SHANNYN WONG Staff Writer

Students gathered Saturday at Remington’s Entertainment Complex for Harvest Fest and dressed up for the theme, FaceOff. Activities Board sold out of tickets and added chairs in the back to accommodate the increased number of students. Brittany Johnson, PR director of AB and junior, said, “The fan favorite for performance was the group known as Choreographed Cool Cats.” The group featured Austin Crews, junior; Caleb Shook, junior; Andrew Crews, freshman; Michael Johnson, senior; and Aaron Crews, senior. Other performances included dancing, singing, skits and videos. Johnson also said she was blown away by the participation of the student body dressing up for the theme. Costumes ranged from the Grinch and Cindy Lou, the Titanic and the iceberg and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. When it came down to picking the nominations for best costume, Johnson said she had a really hard time because the costumes were so great, and there were so many to choose from. The best couple costume winners were Paul Thompson and Allie Bricker, freshmen, who were dressed as a storm trooper and Princess Leia from “Star Wars.” The second place winners were Sam and Allison Blevins, seniors,

who were dressed as Aslan and the White Witch from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Group costumes also had a competition. Costumes featured were the tributes and President Snow from The Hunger Games, the bachelor and bachelorettes and Mario Cart. The winners for best group costume were Katie Baker, senior; Shannyn Wong, junior; Nick Schollars, junior; and Kevin Acevedo, junior, who were dressed as the border, border patrol and an illegal immigrant. “We were walking out of the caf ,and Kevin came up with the idea about having a border, me being the border patrol and him being the illegal Mexican,” Schollars said. “It all came together so well and we all worked really, really hard to make it happen and everyone put in their fair share,” Johnson said. She said it was all about AB working together to put on Harvest Fest. Jessie Garrett, freshman, said her favorite part about Harvest Fest was the variety of talents that were featured and seeing the group that was dressed as The Hunger Games. She also said that for her first Harvest Fest, it was a lot of fun.

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Above: Andrew Crews, freshman, and Aaron Crews, senior, danced to “Gangnam Style” at the end of a performance. His brothers danced to 80s music and contemporary songs throughout their time. Left: Serenading the Evangel ladies, Burt Taylor, freshman, and Jairus Beckett, freshman, sing their cover of “California Girls.”

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Summer mission trips set to launch, students begin preparing BY SEAN WHITE Features Editor

Students looking for opportunities to participate in summer trips still have time to apply. The study trip to France as well as the service trips to Southeast Asia and New Mexico are still accepting applicants. Robert Turnbull, professor of French, will lead a trip to France this summer. This study trip will consist of lessons in history taught by Turnbull, as well as working with Continental Theological Seminary in Belgium. The group will travel around Paris, Normandy and day trips will be taken elsewhere. Turnbull said that while on the trip, students will be at the locations they are learning about. He said that the trip is open to students of all

majors. Students will be able to assist the seminary with various needs, such as graphic design. In regard to students joining the trip, Turnbull said, “I’m really hoping that when we come back from Thanksgiving Break, we will have a definitive answer.” This trip will leave on May 7 and return on June 8, according to the trip brochure. Becky Huechteman, professor of education, will lead a service trip to New Mexico. She said the trip will allow students to work with children and a church on a Navajo reservation. Huechteman said that students will “basically be serving as a teacher’s aide during that time.” She said, “I would like to see commitment before the end of the semester.” She said that she would like to take 10 or 12 students and that it is not required that they are part

of the Education Department. She said that the trip will leave on May 4 and return on May 11. Gary Martindale, associate professor of biblical studies, said that there are several opportunities for students to become involved in overseas service this summer. The service trips offered are Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Martindale said the trips to Vietnam and Myanmar will work primarily in a coffee shop offering locals the opportunity to learn English. In Cambodia, students will be working mostly with children and teaching in a classroom setting. While in Thailand, students will be able to work with English teaching centers working with all age groups. All of these trips will leave in June and will last for six weeks.

From SENATE, page 1 feed. Evangel receives TV channels through Direct TV, Jarosinki said. The bill will be voted on during the next senate meeting Nov. 27 in Trask 102 at 8 p.m. Senate will serve the student body tonight by bussing tables and serving food in the cafeteria. Senate will also offer an ice cream bar to students. Paul Bayer, senate president, said this is a great opportunity for senators to speak to their constituents. Meet Your Senator Day will take place next semester. Brian Gresham, policy review chairperson and senior, said he is working on proposing his commuter meal plan for an upcoming senate meeting. Gresham said he has presented the bill to the school and is waiting to hear from administration regarding steps to move forward with the bill. Javier Rodriguez, ESGA president and junior, said he will work with Gresham to look through ESGA’s constitution during the

ESGA Constitutional Convention tomorrow. Rodriguez said they will be looking for flaws in the constitution they would correct with future senate bills. Izu Aginwa, freshmen class president, said the freshmen class is invited to attend an event at Sequoita Park. The event is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and will have food and games. “It will be an awesome event where everyone can come together and bond,” Aginwa said. He said the class also has a joint event with Central Bible College planned for next semester that will consist of an all-day scavenger hunt and a tailgate party before a basketball game. What do you think about the HDTV proposal? @evangellance


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his week has been a powerful week for reflection. Veterans Day is always a poignant day for remembrance; however, this year’s had an especially heavy weight with the celebration and memorial of 1st Lt. David Johnson, alumnus, who was killed by an IED in January. Robert Spence, president, said in chapel that Evangel has over 30 veterans studying on campus. Right now, tension divides the United States, threatening to literally divide the nation. It is important to occasionally concentrate on the things that unite us and remember the sacrifices of Americans who died for the principles to have a democratic process that promotes freedom and open discussion. As frustrating as the government can be, many men and women have died, including Johnson, promoting liberty and freedom.

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The Witching Hour: truth behind open dorms

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hree times per week, Evangel students are permitted to engage in duel-gender, inter-dormitory interaction. Three times per week, students risk their salvation and push against the gates of hell’s backdoor for a few fleeting hours of private contact with the opposite sex. They do this under the watchful eye of dormitory guards and paid student law enforcement, hoping for a brief interlude from scrutiny once in a while to share a few intimate words. That is, until 10:59 p.m. Mere seconds before the hour of reckoning, students scramble to gather their things and make haste through the portals of temptation, leaving behind a flurry of sweet, fading syllables and lightheaded counterparts. They recognize the 11th hour is upon them — the witching hour. Most make it back to the safe

haven of the lobby moments before the angel of death makes its rounds to collect the first born from rooms in violation of campus codes. But a few daring souls who foolishly underestimate their own agility for leaping down stairwells and subverting RAs weigh the preciousness of those last moments and make alarming final decisions that could follow them into eternity. Like hugging their girlfriend one last time or asking once more for the page numbers of tomorrow’s statistics assignment. Daring, indeed. No one quite knows what change takes place in the second between 10:59:59 p.m. and 11:00:00 p.m., but one thing is certain — any persons, male or female, remaining in the dorm room of the opposing gender from that second forward are having sex, as unquestionably as this month is November.

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Was the interaction meant as a study session? Doesn’t matter. It’s 11 p.m., so they must be having sex. Did the pair simply lose track of time during a Skype date with one or the other’s parents? Doesn’t matter. It’s 11 p.m., so they must be having sex. Are they a brother and sister sharing sibling bonding time? You get the picture. There is no feasible, believable or legitimate reason for persons of the opposite gender to still be in the same room at the witching hour unless they are doing it. Case closed. Why do you think Central Bible College only has open dorm nights once per semester? The risk is much too high. As students, we are eternally indebted to the reigning campus authorities for providing us with safe, sterile and sanctified living spaces for the duration of our student experience. Without these lodging quarters surveyed as they

are, who knows what ghastly shenanigans we would participate in.

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As we approach a season of thanksgiving, our country and our school could greatly benefit from a period of thankfulness. The burden of divisiveness and hate is heavy, but a quick reflection of our blessings will quickly remind us how well off we are. Every student on this campus receives an incredible gift of a college education. Many families across the world cannot even dream to give that gift to their sons and daughters. It is easy to complain as a student, but there is a great deal to be thankful for. The opportunity to be more concerned with knowledge and learning than with hunger and survival is blessing afforded to us that many men and women miss entirely. Johnson’s memorial service reminded us of the importance of living a life, no matter how short, with gladness. Johnson’s family strongly emulated his love for others and his excitement for life. These qualities have a strong correlation with the mental state of gratitude. As we push through difficult exams and tests, attend classes that aren’t our favorites and miss our families and friends from back home, let’s strive to always count our many blessings. What are you thankful for? @evangellance

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“Listening to Burt and Jairus serenade every girl in the audience.”

“The Heavy Velcro screamo version of ‘Call Me Maybe’.”

-Caleb Shook, sophomore

-Kyler Sowell, sophomore

“Going with Danielle Hartzler.”

“The choreographed Cool Cat dance at the end.”

-Chris Kinney, sophomore

“The band Kuzco’s Poison.” -Kaitlyn George, junior

-Megan Hallmark, junior

“Getting to see everyone in their costumes.” -Tori Goetz, freshman

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Former campus pastor keeps classes fun Assistant professor of biblical studies, Colbaugh continues 35 years of service at Evangel BY RYAN PATTY Staff Writer

Dwight Colbaugh, assistant professor of biblical studies, has been a member of the Evangel community for over 35 years. Raised in Springfield since he was one-year-old, Colbaugh has seen not only Evangel, but also the town of Springfield change dramatically over time. After graduating from Parkview High School, Colbaugh came to Evangel in the fall of 1963. While attending Evangel, Colbaugh double-majored in speech education and English. His extra-curricular activities at Evangel included concert choir and forensics, which he won several national awards in. Colbaugh met his wife his senior year, and they were married three years later in 1970. After graduating, Colbaugh went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where he completed his master’s of divinity with an emphasis in pastoral care. After graduating from Southwestern, he became a youth pastor in New Jersey. A couple of years later he became the district youth director for New Jersey until 1978, when he was hired as a professor at

Evangel. Once starting at Evangel, Colbaugh began to make an immediate impact. In 1982, he became the campus pastor, a position he would hold until 2002. One of his favorite memories as campus pastor happened not long after he accepted the position. The roof on his house had a major leak and needed be replaced. With no money of his own for repairs, the student body took up an offering of $600, and some of the men in the residence halls came out and put a new roof on his house. “It’s something I’ll never forget,” Colbaugh said. Colbaugh has three daughters and seven grandchildren. His three daughters, Sarah, Julie and Katie, all graduated from Evangel. One of his daughters, Sarah Groves, is a contemporary Christian singer that has been nominated for many Dove awards. Colbaugh teaches Essential Christianity, Old Testament Literature, New Testament Literature and various book studies. Kelly Bowen, senior, took the book study Romans with Colbaugh. “Professor Colbaugh taught in a way that was fun and engaging for students. He definitely knows how to keep your attention,” Bowen said. Joe Hadinger, senior, said, “Pro-

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Dwight Colbaugh, assistant professor of biblical studies, has been serving Evangel since 1978. fessor Colbaugh makes sure we learn more than just the content. He encourages us to apply what we learn into our lives.” All in all, Colbaugh has thor-

oughly enjoyed his time at Evangel. “What I’ve enjoyed most about being at Evangel is working with my fellow professors,” Colbaugh said. “I’ve never felt like

I am a scholar, and some of my peers definitely are, but it’s been great learning from them and being enriched by their insights over these many years.”

‘Smart and clever’ Moving students forward sitcom delivers T.V. Review

BY HALLIE KILAVOS Staff Writer

BY ANDY HENDERSON Social Media Editor

ABC’s “Suburgatory” is the brainchild of Emily Kapnek, who is also known for her work on “Parks & Recreation,” among other shows. The show has an amazing cast including Alan Tudyk, SNL-graduates Chris Parnell and Ana Gasteyer, as well as relative newcomer Jane Levy. The show is produced by Kapnek as well as Michael Fresco, who is known for his work on “The O.C.,” “My Name is Earl” and “Better Off Ted.” All of this seems to add up to a surefire hit, but it still seems that very few people are actually watching this show, and that’s a real shame for several reasons. Most pertinently, “Suburgatory” is actually very, very funny. Its city-girl-in-the-suburbs premise has managed to stay fresh over the season-and-a-half that the show has been on the air. Smart writing and clever dialogue compliment over-the-top parodies of suburban, upper class American life. The show does have some pitfalls. Leading lady Levy is certainly talented, but it is impossible not to feel that she was only cast following a bitter realization by

the producers that Emma Stone was unavailable. This is not entirely Levy’s fault since her character is a blatant rewrite of Stone’s character in 2010’s “Easy A.” Also, the general storyline of the show doesn’t seem to be heading in any particular direction very fast. Instead, the scripting meanders around different subjects episode-to-episode, allowing the audience to meet the characters and slowly grow to appreciate them. This worked well throughout the first season, but now halfway through the second, it is time for the show to kick it into gear with a more compelling narrative. As of season two episode four, this has yet to occur. Despite all of that, “Suburgatory” is truly enjoyable, offering solid writing and acting. Despite its flaws, this show is one of the freshest and funniest comedies on TV currently.

WHERE: ABC WHEN: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

How can the registration process be improved? Only by examining how far the registration process has evolved will future developments be made. Cathy Williams, registrar, has worked at Evangel for 25 years. When she began, each registration was entered by hand. If a class was closed, the student wasn’t aware until the following day. The staff in the registration office accommodated students by fixing discrepancies with the times of classes in their schedule. If a class was full, the registration staff would strategically locate said. King was able to submit her other class times to avoid a delay schedule at ease even after waiting in finalizing the schedules, Wil- a day after the registration for juliams said. niors was opened. Once the software for stuMeeting with an adviser is dents and alumni significant at colleges and when creatuniversities was ing a schedule, I’m looking forward introduced, the Williams said. to my leadership department secreCaitlin George, classes and my taries helped the senior, said her internship because advisers enter the adviser motischedules, Wilvates her and they will be liams said. keeps her on preparing me for Now students task. “She althe real world enter their own ways knows -Caitlin George schedule on the what she’s dostudent portal afing,” George ter meeting with said. “Having an adviser, Wilan adviser gives liams said. “Allowing students to you a second opinion while helpsubmit their own schedule gives ing you make wise decisions with them a sense of responsibility and your schedule.” Advisers help unownership,” Williams said. derclassmen gain a realistic per“Entering my schedule went spective of their capabilities persmooth,” Taylor King, junior, taining to their class load.

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“I’m looking forward to my leadership classes and my internship because they will be preparing me for the real world,” George said. George said she entered her 18 credits with success for her final semester at Evangel. The registration office has an array of responsibilities, Williams said. The office is responsible for printing transcripts, diplomas and degrees. The office is also in control of verification for enrollment and federal and state institutional reports. The registration office evaluates and posts credit from other institutions such as CLEP and Advanced Placement exams, Williams said. “I’m very proud of our department because of the amount of work they complete. They do a wonderful job and serve the students very well. They are always willing to assist and help anyone they can,” Williams said.

Scott Hall trains in personal disciplines BY MOLLY BUESKING Staff Writer

Approximately 70 Scott Hall students have committed to participate in a discipline challenge that will continue into the spring semester. The challenge began Oct. 29 and will go through April, skipping the month of January. All of the resident assistants of Scott said they have agreed to participate, but the students are not required to join the challenge. “Andrew Goodall, [residence director of Scott] first introduced this idea to us at our RA retreat in the two weeks before school started, and we brainstormed about the different areas that we would like to work on as far as discipline goes,” Sam Buesking, junior and RA of Scott First South, said. “We came up with six different challenges that we will do throughout the year.” Last week, those participating agreed to go two weeks without eating sweets. “It’s moderately

difficult because I kind of have a sweet tooth, and I really love my chocolate,” Kyle Borah, freshman, said. “I haven’t eaten any dessert or candy so far. The hardest part is the cookies that my mom sent home with me after Fall Break, and I can’t eat them now. I’m going to enjoy those on Tuesday when we can finally eat cookies.”

It’s moderately difficult because I kind of have a sweet tooth, and I really love my chocolate. -Kyle Borah

“They will hopefully gain more discipline in this one area and be able to translate this discipline to other areas of their lives to make their lives less dependent on their fleshly desires and impulses,”

Buesking said. “I generally have a huge drawer full of candy that I eat from every day, so it’s been a little challenging,” Joshua Forsman, senior, said. “I’m proving to myself that I can [quit]. If I ever needed to for health reasons, I would be able to. I realized how much I eat sweets and dessert, and I just really wanted to know that I’m not dependant on it.” Goodall said there are six challenges total, five of which are disciplines of abstinence. The challenge includes giving up sweets, media, electronic communication, caffeine and fast food. The challenge also includes being thankful. “The aim for myself and the RA staff was to give the guys a rudimentary challenge so that they can be mindful of the fact that ‘I’m more spiritually wholesome and healthy when my body is not dictating how I live my life,’” Goodall said. “‘It’s my spirit that’s actually running my body.’”

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Jesse Tucker, senior, stands in front of the board displaying the names of students who participate in the discipline challenge.


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Turkey day traditions among students Students discuss Thanksgiving traditions, stories of Thanksgivings around the world

We feel like the day isn’t important as long as we celebrate together at some point -Rachel Lewis kin pie for dessert and that after dinner, his family sets up his Christmas tree. Other students combine holiday celebrations. Kealy Spain, junior, said, “We kind of do Christmas and Thanksgiving together.”

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Thanksgiving is known as the day of food, fun and families coming together and eating to the point of bursting. People celebrate this American tradition in different ways, and for those from other countries, the celebration and meaning of Thanksgiving can transcend cultural boundaries. Family traditions often appear at Thanksgiving in both food and activities. Chris Buehler, freshman, said that his family starts cooking food in the morning and looks for sales in the newspapers for the next day. During the meal, his family serves cranberry sauce made using real cranberries in the blender. He said that his family also prepares a dessert made with lime Jell-O with bananas inside, topped with whipped cream and sometimes even cheese. He said, “It sounds disgusting, but it’s delicious.” Zach Thayer, sophomore, said that his family serves Oreo cream pie and pump-

year her grandpa had bookmarks made with all of the grandchildren on them and said that he was thankful for his grandchildren. Wurst said that her family has discussions on varied topics during and after dinner. She said, “I like the randomness of Thanksgiving. You don’t see people all year and then have time together.” For those who grew up overseas, Thanksgiving takes different forms. Rachel Lewis, sophomore, grew up in Asia. For their family meal, sometimes they did not have traditional Thanksgiving food. She said that while her family was in China they did not have access to turkey. She said her family often was not together; however, she said, “We don’t feel the day isn’t important as The first Macy’s long as we Thanksgiving Day celebrate Parade took place together in New York City in at some 1924. point.” She said that her Six states account for mom received AAA estimated that nearly two-thirds of recipes from fami42.2 million Americans lies all over the world the 248 million turtraveled 50 miles or that she uses for their keys that will be raised Thanksgiving meal. more from home over in the U.S. this year. Chris Kinney, sophothe Thanksgiving more, grew up in Argentina. holiday weekend in He said that one Thanksgiv2010. S h e ing his family invited a local Congress made said her fampastor over for dinner. Kinney Thanksgiving Day an ily does this said that after the meal, his famofficial national because the family described the meaning of the ily that they spend celebration, and the pastor said he holiday in 1941. Thanksgiving with is enjoyed the food but that he enjoyed not the family that they the meaning of the holiday even more. SOURCE: THE HISTORY CHANNEL spend Christmas with. As Kinney said that his Thanksgiving dinwell as combining the celebraner grew from just their family to include tions, her family also serves ham the pastor and his family as well as other and turkey at Thanksgiving because members of the community; eventually the some members of her family do not dinner grew to over 20 people. He said that like turkey. Ryan Geppert, senior, said the food may digest, but the meaning is althat he celebrates Thanksgiving with both ways there. He said, “There’s nothing like sides of his family. He goes from one dinit. Sometimes it’s all about the food, but it ner to another to see both sides. is often about more than the food. We have Alexis Wurst, freshman, said that last had people in tears at dinner.” RD

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Downtown drinks

Senior recitals final step for music majors

The Coffee Ethic: Beyond coffee BY SEAN WHITE Features Editor

Senior music students perform to gain degree BY ELLIOTT SCOTT Staff Writer

For the senior class, graduation is just within sight. However, for some seniors in the Music Department, one final step must be taken before they can declare themselves graduates. Senior recitals are held every year for seniors as a certificate recital signifying the completion of their degree. Students officially set the date for their specific recital four months in advance. Declaring the date is just the first step. “Everything under the sun is involved in the planning for a senior recital,” Kyrie Miles, senior, said. Miles performed earlier this week earning a dual certification in voice and flute.

Everything under the sun is involved in the planning for a senior recital. -Kyrie Miles Rehearsing music is one thing, but students are also expected to find an accompanist, plan a reception and get help with logistics, as well as write the program notes for all of the music.

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Caleb Schatz, senior, is performing in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Miles performed pieces by W.A. Mozart, Georg Telemann, Jules Moquet, Ralph Vaughan, Jodi Hitzhusen and Philip Bliss on the flute and was accompanied by Linda Ligate, piano professor. Miles said, “I play flute because my sister used to, and I wanted to follow in her footsteps.” She also said, “My secondary instrument is voice, and I have always loved singing.” Performing tonight in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. is Caleb Schatz, senior. Schatz will perform over 18 selections of classical, art song, opera, sacred and contemporary repertoire. Accompanying Schatz will be Jimmy Benecasa, senior. “Singing is something that I enjoy and that the Lord uses to share who I am to the world,” Schatz said. He has been singing since he was three years old. After graduation, Miles hopes to become a high school band or choir teacher while continuing to expand her education with a mas-

ter’s degree in Music Education. Miles said, “I would eventually love to come back and teach at Evangel.”

Singing is something that I enjoy and that the Lord uses to share who I am to the world. -Caleb Schatz

Schatz said that he would ideally like to start a worship ministry after graduation. Whether that ministry is on the road or stationed in one place, Schatz said that he will be “serving the Lord through every facet of my life, especially with music.” A complete schedule for senior recitals can be found online or in the Music Department. Recitals are free to attend and open to be public.

The smell of coffee beans, wood floors and friendly service: this is what greets customers as they walk into The Coffee Ethic, right on the square in downtown Springfield. From when you first walk in you notice the smell of coffee beans, rustic wood floors and wooden furniture. The counter is decorated on the front with wood strips forming a wavy pattern that flows all the way across the counter. Beyond aesthetics, The Coffee Ethic is a great location for those who spend time downtown. It is not very far from the movie theater, and it is close to other downtown attractions. One issue that people may encounter, however, is parking. There are not any parking lots attached to The Coffee Ethic, but there is parking nearby. Through double doors opposite the counter, there is also a library attached to The Coffee Ethic. When you walk into The Coffee Ethic you are immediately greeted with the smell of coffee beans. The inside is warm and inviting, the employees just as much so. The service at The Coffee Ethic is usually very good, friendly and willing to offer help when customers have trouble selecting drinks. The menu consists of several kinds of coffee drinks, including americanos, mochas, espresso, soda and smoothies. My personal

favorite is just a cup of black coffee. The Coffee Ethic has excellent coffee. The flavor is strong but still contains subtle flavors. The coffee goes very well with the small pieces of Askinosie chocolate that are available for 85 cents at the counter. The americanos are very good, and so are the mochas; however, my mocha was not as hot as I would have liked. The Coffee Ethic’s selection of baked goods is nice; however, this is by no means a bakery. The cookie that I bought tasted like it had been sitting for a while. The walls usually have some kind of local art displayed on them. The seats are arranged in numerous ways: there is a couch, a long table, smaller tables and a long bench with smaller tables in front of it. All of these afford room for almost any group size. The long table at the far side of the room can fit about 10 people. The Coffee Ethic is a great place to hang out downtown and get some work done; however, Friday nights, especially during Artwalk, are very busy, and it is hard to find seating. Great for studying, great coffee and great employees make The Coffee Ethic a prime choice for students looking for a place to come and hang out.

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WHERE: 124 Park Central Square COST: $1.75 - $3.50 for drinks


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Men’s basketball improves to 4-1

Crusaders beat MidContinent, Missouri Baptist in Evangel/BBC Classic BY CHARLIE WILLIAMS Contributing Writer

The Crusaders took part in the Evangel/BBC Classic last weekend, continuing to improve on the court as the season begins to get underway. The team won both games, improving their record to 4-1 this season. “We had good wins over MidContinent University and Missouri Baptist University, but we still have some improving to do. We must learn to keep our focus for the whole 40 minutes of the game,” Steve Jenkins, head coach, said. In their first game of the classic, the Crusaders defeated MidContinent 73-65. An 18-4 run

midway through the second half gave Evangel a 41-34 lead heading into half time, and the Crusaders held on from there for the win. Senior guard Victor Agbasi scored 15 points for Evangel while Jayme Donnelly, senior guard, scored 14 and Stephen Cotton, senior forward, finished with 10 points. On Friday the Crusaders beat Missouri Baptist for the second time this season with a score of 86-67. Cotton led the Crusaders with 17 points while Zach Kleine, senior forward, finished with a double-double, recording 15 points and 10 rebounds. “The tough part about playing a team that you beat six days earlier is avoiding a let-down. I

thought our guys did a nice job of communicating at the defensive end of the floor,” Jenkins said.

“We have a good team, but we have been pretty inconsistent so far this year. We must improve our defensive intensity overall, and specifically, our help defense in the paint. Opponents are shooting a pretty high field goal percentage against us,” Jenkins said. A huge part of the Crusad-

We had good wins over MidContinent University and Missouri Baptist University, but we still have some improving to do. We must learn to keep our focus for the whole 40 minutes of the game. -Steve Jenkins

ers’ success this season has come from their ability to out rebound their opponents. The Crusaders out rebounded Mid-Continent 37-27 and Missouri Baptist 4022 last weekend during the EU/ BBC Classic. Through the first five games this season, Evangel has held the rebound advantage against their opponents.

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Jayme Donnelly, senior guard, takes a layup against Mid-Continent University Nov. 8.

Conor Lowe, sophomore forward, performs a layup against MidContinent University. Evangel won 73-65 Nov. 8.

Women’s basketball starts slow

Crusaders still optimistic about season despite 0-5 opening BY BRANDON HOFFMAN Managing Editor

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The basketball team practices ballhandling skills.

The Crusaders came off of a busy week. Since Nov. 5, the women’s basketball team has had five games. The Crusaders are currently 0-5 against nonconference teams. The women’s basketball team faced off against Central Missouri Nov. 12 in Warrensburg, Mo., with a difficult loss of 36-86. Sierra McSpadden, forward and senior, mostly blamed the busy schedule the team faced throughout the week. “Our trip to Tennessee was a 12 hour drive, so 24 hours on a bus beforehand and trying to play — it was a lot.” hat game was two days after the team traveled to Lee University

in Cleveland, Tenn. Where the women had a close game of 53-56. “We all played really well,” McSpadden said. “We did everything

We’ve learned to play together, and we’re all jumping on board for what it takes to win. If we keep improving with nonconference games, by the time we face conference competition we’ll have it. - Sierra McSpadden

we were supposed to, but it was really close. If a few more things had gone our way, we would have probably won.” McSpadden said Leon Neal, head coach, purposefully challenges the girls against really high competition at the beginning of the year. McSpadden said she is optimistic for the team’s lofty goals. “From our first game until now we’ve improved a lot. We’ve learned to play together, and we’re all jumping on board for what it takes to win. If we keep improving with nonconference games, by the time we face conference competition we’ll have it.” The team’s next game is tonight at 7 p.m. against Williams Woods in the Ashcroft Center.


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Jacobs holds high expectations for nationals BY RACHEL DELANEY Copy Editor

Motivational, outstanding, profound: these are just a few words that describe Austin Jacobs, senior. Jacobs competes nationals in Vancouver, Wash. tomorrow for the second time in his crosscountry career. His goals include placing first among conference runners and placing in the top 30 for another All-American title. Aside from breaking five Evangel cross-country and track records and winning All-American last summer, Jacobs double majors in English and biblical studies, as well as double minors in Spanish and writing. Although he walked last spring, Jacobs officially graduates in December. His graduation plans include heading to Missouri State University to master in religious studies. “When he leaves here, he’ll pursue his ambitions just as hard as he has worked and pursued them while

When he leaves here, he’ll pursue his ambitions just as hard as he has worked and pursued them while being a student here at Evangel. -Lynn Bowen

being a student here at Evangel,” Lynn Bowen, cross-country and track head coach, said. Nathan Nelson, chairperson for the Humanities Department, had Jacobs in four courses and noticed Jacobs’ consistent engagement, as if each lecture provided him with personal benefits. Jacobs’ participation in class, as well as his thoughtfulness about his faith and studies, always furthered the class’ understanding about the course overall, Nelson said. “He’s done excellent academic work in an understated way. He’s not a fellow who postures or flaunts academic accomplishment,” Nelson said. Capable of graduate level work, Jacobs reveals “complexity of thought, capacity to manage ideas, to communicate subtle shades of insight is definitely at the graduate level. His command of language is capable of dealing with both the reading and writing at that level. No question about it. I bet my colleagues mostly would say the same thing,” Nelson said. During his four-and-a-half year stay at Evangel, Jacobs learned that “athletics is about effort and striving, and one thing that I’ve learned about the Christian life is that it’s more about forfeiture and kind of letting go, so it’s holding those two things in tension that’s been the area I’ve grown.” His time with cross-country has been rewarding but injury plagued; Jacobs has dealt with injuries almost every season. “It

always seems like when I reach a milestone, there’s an injury that accompanies it.” After breaking Evangel’s 8K record Nov. 3, Jacobs halted training for nationals because of a back injury. When he received All-American honors after completing a marathon over the summer, injuries sidelined him for the remainder of summer. After a hamstring injury kept him out of cross-country his junior year, he took two classes with Martin Mittelstadt, associate professor of biblical studies, and felt inspired to add biblical studies as his second major. Although his injury redshirted him and his newly added major set his graduation plans back, he said, “I do think I needed to be slowed down, literally and metaphorically, and kind of realize my limits again. If there’s one thing that God has shown me, it’s that I’m very limited in what I can do, but he’s not.” An article in Nov. 18, 2011’s issue of The Lance stated that after Jacobs’ birth, a doctor said Jacobs would never walk and would develop severe mental disabilities. A miraculous healing occurred in his first stage of life, and “there weren’t any lingering effects,” Jacobs said. Nevertheless, Jacobs realizes the gravity of that diagnosis and considers his running talent as something God allows him to do to show God’s glory. Bowen said Jacobs is truly a leader by example in everything he does, and his teammates respond positively to that motiva-

tional leadership. Junior Ruckdeschell, junior, said, “I’ve always looked up to him as a friend and as a runner” because Jacobs is encouraging and leads by example. Bowen said Jacobs demonstrates his hard work, dedication, persistence and enjoyment in what ever he does. “He’s an outstanding Christian student athlete.” “He’s set some good lofty standards for others to go after,” Bowen said. “He’s a person that would

love to see the program continue to grow and others break those records, and I see that happening.” Ruckdeschell said that Jacobs helped build cross-country’s program to its competitive title, and without him, the men’s team would not have been as motivated to take third in conference. Ruckdeschell said that Jacobs’ impact as an athlete, student and friend will be felt long after his graduation.

Although they lost, this has been the best winning season for the Crusaders since 2005. Illum said, “I knew it was going to be a much-improved season. I expected us to do well and to go from a 3-8 record last year to 7-4 record is definitely an improvement.” The Crusaders made their way into the top 25 in the nation, ending the season as no. 23, and at one point they were even ranked no. 15. As for conference play, the Crusaders ended their season tied for third place.

Many of the players on the team said they felt like this season was going to be great. “With Illum, it took time to get into the motion over the years, and this year we all felt that it would be a good one because all of our schemes were in place, and with the players we have on both sides of the ball, we felt very confident,” Cam Bruffett, defensive back and junior, said. Andrew Brimhall, quarterback and junior, said, “I think it all comes with the coaching. We are starting to understand how

the coaches want us to play and how to play to their expectations. Their expectations are really high and that really shows.” Another big part to the coaching staff was the addition of new defensive coordinator Tremaine Jackson. “Coach Jackson’s mindset for defense coming in made a huge impact on our team,” Lamar Allen, defensive back and senior, said. This game was the last Crusader football game for 14 seniors. “Our seniors definitely gave us an edge, and they definitely played their

final season their hardest. Next season is a chance for our underclassmen to step up so that we can get to the next level of winning,” Carlen Sims, defensive line and junior, said. Allen said, “It’s hard to put into words how this season has been. From the off-season to the actual season, it has been an amazing ride.” As for next season, “all of us can look forward to building off the success from this year,” Bruffett said.

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Austin Jacobs, senior, is running in his second national tournament. His goal is to finish in the top 30 and be named All-American.

“ Football loses final game, ranks in top 25 BY JOCELYN COX Staff Writer

After a record-breaking season, the Crusaders played their last season game against nationally ranked no. 2 ranked in the NAIA, MidAmerica University Saturday. This loss gave MidAmerica an 8-1 record in conference play while Evangel ended with a 7-4 record. Brenton Illum, head coach said, “We expected to win. We have had really good momentum, so we expected to play really well.”

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Men’s Basketball

MidAmerica Christian Bartlesville, Okla. 4 p.m.

Women’s Basketball William Woods Ashcroft Center 7 p.m.

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Cross Country Andrew Brimhall, junior and quarterback, helped lead the Crusaders to their best season since 2005.

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EVANGEL FOOTBALL OPPONENT RESULT SCORE FRIENDS (KAN.) UNIVERSITY BAKER UNIVERSITY CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE NICHOLLS STATE (LOU.) UNIVERSITY BENEDICTINE COLLEGE GRACELAND UNIVERSITY PERU STATE COLLEGE AVILA UNIVERSITY CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

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27-14 17-48 45-23 17-73 54-44 35-14 38-23 54-21 49-16 21-35 3-56

NAIA National Championships Vancouver, Wa.

Men’s Basketball Rhema Bible Bartlesville, Okla. 4 p.m.

11/19

Women’s Basketball John Brown Ashcroft Center 6 p.m.

11/23

Women’s Basketball Pittsburg State Joplin, Mo. 5 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Rogers St. Shawnee, Okla. 5 p.m.

11/24

Women’s Basketball Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 3 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Oklahoma Baptist Shawnee, Okla. 5 p.m.

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Central Methodist Ashcroft Center 7:30 p.m.

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