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FRIDAY, January 31, 2014




Archers assemble 6


Fruit vandals

Observe and report BRANDON WILLIS | THE LANCE






Mexico meets Springfield 4


“Everything is of value. Treat your part-time jobs as if the organization’s success depends on you.”

Apps for the new semester



- Jon Spence

Men’s/Women’s basketball photos




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Cameras, patrolmen keep campus secure BY IAN RICHARDSON Managing Editor On the north side of the ground level of Riggs Hall, inside the Public Safety office, behind a glass panel, she sits in front of a set of screens, keeping watch over Evangel’s campus through the lenses of 100 security cameras. She is the dispatcher. And from her chair she can see most — though not all — of the spots on Evangel’s campus. According to the Department of Public Safety, Evangel has 100 cameras on campus: 21 outdoor cameras and 79 indoor cameras. Lt. Andrew Englert, acting director of Public Safety, said the cameras provide security from people outside the Evangel community and are not around to invade students’ privacy. “We definitely don’t use it as ‘Big Brother’ to monitor your activity,” he said. “We’re not monitoring students without cause.” Vickie Pulcini, one of the four full-time dispatchers who works for Public Safety, said that since she cannot monitor each of the camera screens all the time, she especially focuses on parking lot areas. If she sees any suspicious activity, she said she lets a patrolling officer know to monitor the situation further. “Any time I see movement, lots of times I’ll zoom in and see who it is,” she said. “You’re always watching and zooming in on maybe cars that you keep seeing that appear to be circling the lot.” Englert said Public Safety strategically locates the cameras in locations where more people walk, but he said students are not necessarily in more peril when walking through a location not monitored by a security camera. Enlgert said the cameras are not the only way Public Safety ensures students’ security, but that Public Safety has a multifaceted approach which


includes maintaining and improving lighting in high-traffic areas, keeping limited hours when people can enter buildings without ID cards and regularly patrolling campus using Evangel’s most valuable security assets: the security officers. Sgt. Mark Hartman, evening shift security officer, said the number of patrolling officers fluctuates depending on what events are taking place on campus. Hartman said students are valuable in assisting these patrolling officers to know what to look for if they see anything or anyone suspicious. An example of how students, the dispatcher and the patrolling officer worked together came when a suspicious shirtless man was reported on campus by students last semester. “We had a dispatcher get on the cameras [and] watch him run through campus,” Hart-

man said. “She watched him hide behind a car as Tim [Davis, security officer] got there to the parking lot to look for him, and she was able to say, ‘He’s right behind this car here,’ and Tim went right over and had him detained until the Springfield Police Department got here.” Hartman said the most common crimes Public Safety deals with are property crimes, not crimes where students are physically assaulted. Englert said Public Safety always has plans to add more cameras or improve current ones as funds allow. He said each year Public Safety receives an allotted amount of funding, and that departments or offices can also request cameras to fund on their own. He also said Public Safety researches the latest technology in security cameras to see what upgrades are available.

Tips to stay safe on campus: 1. Stay on the sidewalks where it’s well-lit. Always let someone know where you’re going. 2. If you’re uncomfortable walking somewhere alone, don’t hesitate to call Public Safety for an escort. Someone is available 24-7. 3. If you feel like you’re being followed, take action and go somewhere where there are more people. 4. Make yourself a harder target using the safety measures readily available. 5. Don’t leave valuables in your car or let people you don’t know into buildings. Tips provided by Lt. Andrew Englert and Sgt. Mark Hartman of Public Safety

Senate proposes free copies, AB equipment bills



New chapel offers better opportunities BY TONI ROBINSON Asst. News Editor Praise, worship and a sermon or spiritual lesson are the common attributes of the traditional Evangel chapel service. But with the newly added student-led chapel called the “Sandbox” chapel, tradition was not in mind. Andrew Parks, senior and commuter discipleship administrator, decided to integrate the idea of a sandbox into the chapel. “It’s like our metaphor (as believers) with Christ,” Parks said. “There’s structure but there’s freedom.” Parks said the idea of adding the Sandbox chapel began last semester in a discipleship administrators meeting where students discussed their likes and dislikes of chapel. Parks

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first spoke with John Plake, campus pastor, about the idea, and Parks said Plake was instantly excited. Soon after, Parks and his fellow organizers held a “sample chapel” and then made a promotional video. Parks said the situation has grown from there. Having no particular order of service in mind, Parks said he hopes students will enjoy the atmosphere of worship, seek the presence of God and be refreshed. “Everyone gets to play,” Mark Grantham, commuter director, said. “[Students] are given more freedom to make [their] relationship with Christ personal.” Emmett McWoods III, senior, will be leading worship at the Sandbox chapel throughout the semester.

“I believe there’s a strong atmosphere that comes with worship through music,” McWoods said. “My vision for the Sandbox is to get all the God that we can.” Due to the growing attendance, the Sandbox chapel has been moved from the Joust west conference room to the Spence chapel. Currently the chapel is meeting twice a month. It is open to all students. Grantham said that, depending upon the increase of attendance and student demand, the Sandbox chapel could become a weekly opportunity. He added that the chapel offers regular chapel credit, not alternative chapel credit, which means students can attend as many Sandbox chapels as they would like and still receive chapel credit for it.

Senate proposed two funding bills for a combined total of $2,859.04 in Monday’s meeting. The proposed bills were for the free use of library copier machines and extra money toward Activities Board for the purchase of sound and music equipment. Jessica Bear, senior Kinesiology Department representative, proposed a bill that recommends the movement of $2,359.04 from the special projects fund into the hands of Activities Board. Bear said Activities Board is in need of its own music and sound equipment. AB has not been allowed the use of departmental equipment such as the Communication Department’s equipment because such equipment is limited for academic use. AB’s lack of equipment puts it in a position of having to borrow equipment from students on campus and from event venues. The equipment needed is a Korg Khrome 88 keyboard station, a Gator GKPE-88SLIM-TSA 88 keyboard case, a Pro-Line PL400 Double X-braced keyboard stand, a Live Wire Elite instrument cable, a M-Audio SP-2 Sustain pedal, a K-Tek KE89CC Avalon Series aluminum boompole with an XLR cable, an Aury DUSM-1 universal shock mount, a Quad microphone and a mount for camera

shows and boompoles. Bear said the equipment will be stored in the AB storage closet. Students will also be allowed to check out the equipment. Michaela Smith, senior Communication Department representative, proposed a bill recommending that $500 per semester be used to purchase toner and paper allowing for cost-free copying in the library. Smith said the copy machines in the library charge 10 cents per copy, posing a challenge for students who don’t carry loose change. Smith said she personally makes copies for her practicum and does not always carry cash to make copies of worksheets. “That $500 covers an unlimited amount of copies,” Smith said. “Senate is not responsible for any repairs. The library takes care of that.” Anna Schimenti, junior and student body president, gave an update regarding the installation of the water fountains in the Fine Arts building and Mabee Center. Schimenti said the funds have been approved. Michael Kolstad, head of the Music Department, and Glenn Bernet, vice president for Academic Affairs, are currently in the process of finalizing the water fountain location in the Fine Arts Building. “I would love for them to be in within the next two months,” Schimenti said, “but it depends on confirmation [received] from Dr. Bernet.”

24 hours of prayer Women’s prayer and worship meeting

EU host applications

EU art gallery

From 7 p.m. tonight until 7 p.m. tomorrow, the Spence chapel will be open for students to pray and worship.

Applications for students who want to be EU hosts are due Feb. 12. Email Lacey Mussetter if you have any questions.

Go check out various works of art in Evangel’s art gallery. It is located in the Barnett Fine Arts Building.

This semester there will be women’s prayer meetings on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the AGTS prayer room.


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20 fruitful ways to use your fruit


As you well know, in recent weeks students have been discarding whole fruit from the dining hall all over campus, including the overhang of Krause Hall. Gina Rentschler, director of community life, said students usually take care of Evangel property, so instances where they do not especially stick out. This January has been one of those instances. Todd Lanning, food services director, said it was brought to his attention that there have been whole, uneaten pices of fruit in the bushes, on the quad, in the trash cans and on the overhang of Krause Hall. Lanning said Robert Awil, residence director of Krause Hall, sent him a picture of the fruit on top of Krause, which prompted Lanning to withhold the whole fruit from the dining hall for about 24 hours. Lanning asked people if they knew who was responsible for the wasted fruit, but he said he does not currently know who is responsible for the vandalism. In response to this recent wastefulness, we at the Lance would like to offer a list of alternative, less harmful things to do with your fruit. Here they are: 1. Just eat it. 2. Draw a face on it. You now have a pet. 3. Carve a jack-o’-lantern. 4. Collect one fruit every meal, and fashion a fruit basket to send to someone who just lost a relative, bought a house or had a baby. 5. One word: bananaphone. 6. Do your own remake of

“The Annoying Orange,” perhaps with a pear. 7. Clementine peels make spectacular orange teeth.

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8. Find out if you really can charge your phone with an apple in a bowl of vinegar. (Disclaimer: vinegar is not available to take from the dining hall with your fruit.) 9. Attempt to break an apple in half with your bare hands. 10. Keep a banana in your room for as long as you can, and see how blackened it gets. Then make banana bread. 11. Take a different fruit every meal, and then, once you have a good variety, make fruit salad. 12. Put lemon juice on your hair before spending time in the sun. It will lighten it. 13. Become a fruit ninja, but make sure to pick up after yourself. 14. Make fruitcake and give it to someone you don’t like. 15. Bring an apple to one of your professors. 16. See if an apple a day realy does keep the doctor away. 17. Have a watermelon-seedspitting contest. 18. Compare green apples to red apples. Then play Apples to Apples. 19. Keep the seeds of any fruit and grow a fruit tree. Boom. Endless fruit. 20. Finally, our best suggestion is to not take any fruit if you don’t plan on eating it. Don’t waste the good food that our wonderful food services staff provides for us.

Tea with Gracza:

There’ll be no sympathy for the fruit vandals in this column


Whenever I begin to write an article, I find myself walking a balance between being humorous and offending someone. I try to add disclaimers after a slightly barbed comment just to ensure that the target of said statement knows Jonathan Gracza that it is in jest. The following sen- is a senior studytence, however, will ing journalism dispense with the

pleasantries: The individual(s) who are responsible for discarding fruit across campus and on the roofs of dorms are infantile, disgustingly wasteful and embarrassingly juvenile. Childish. Baby-esque. Okay, perhaps I was hoping for a small chuckle for the


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“baby-esque” comment, but the point is serious.. It is the very antithesis to acting like an adult. Now, I know that some of you are thinking, “Well, if only Evangel would treat us like adults, we’d behave more adult-like.” You signed a contract. There are few things more indicative of adulthood than entering into a signed agreement with an institution, knowing fully well what it is

you scribble your long-practiced, fancy-and-utterly-unique signature under. Suck it up, and deal with it. The simple fact is that I don’t know who is responsible for making parts of the campus resemble a game of fruit ninja sans a katana. Nobody does. Well, at least no one with the integrity to step forward, and either take responsibility for his or her actions or let administration know who is doing it so it can put an end to this

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shameful display of a person’s true character. If you picked up today’s paper and looked for my column expecting to get a bit of a pickme-up, I apologize. I promise that unless something as silly as supposed adults exploring their inner baboon comes to my attention, I will resume my weekly humorous tirade against the … well, against whatever comes to mind and is relevant to the campus.

What is your favorite app?



-Matthew Miller, freshman

-Joseph Williams, sophomore

“Spin Streak.”

“Pixel Dungeon.”

-Elizabeth Fontanez, senior

-Caleb Sholley, freshman


“The App Store.”

-Joylynn Rayburn, sophomore

-Daniel Prevost, senior

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Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday BY TONI ROBINSON Asst. News Editor 60 minutes, 100 yards and plenty of commercials in between…that’s right, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. In two days the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., will host this year’s big game, and despite the predictions of frigid temperatures, the game will begin at 5:30 central standard time. In this year’s Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks and the

Denver Broncos will go head to head. Although the two teams share a record of 15-3, their defense ranks differ. The Seahawks rank No. 1, and the Broncos rank No. 19. According to ESPN News, ticket prices have plummeted in the last few weeks due to the weather concerns and lack of demand. However, organizations and clubs throughout the nation are gathering to watch the game live and you can be a part.



Ways to prepare for life after graduation Plan today for your future tomorrow BY MIRANDA MCCABE Feature Editor

Peyton Manning: quarterback for the Denver Broncos

Graduation day is just around the corner, with stressed-out seniors frantically trying to complete their senior papers, finishing Capstone projects and periodically hyperventilating at the thought of trying to find a job before May. There are a few important steps every college student should take in order to prepare for life after graduation. Gabriel Mays, audio-video technical supervisor, KECC adviser and TV studio supervisor, said the two main things a student should focus on are building a portfolio and getting an internship. “Get an internship now,” Mays said. “Nancy Pace-Miller [assistant professor of communication] says there are people who get jobs and there

are people who don’t get internships. [Internships] will help you land a job.” Mays said internships provide experience, and that’s what employers want to see. Before you can apply for dif-

“Everything is of value. Treat your part-time jobs as if the organization’s success depends on you.” - Jon Spence ferent internships, you need to prepare a résumé. Career Services, located on the first floor of the student union, has different options to

Four things to get you started:

help students achieve their career goals. Donna Trower, Career Services coordinator, said students should come to Career Services for advice on résumés, interview practice and career fairs. “The most important thing is to plan ahead,” Trower said. “Everyone should make sure they are on track to graduate.” The key to success, before and after graduation, is to take advantage of the opportunities that you have at Evangel. Make this semester a successful résumé builder. Always be a learner, and try to stay adaptable. Jon Spence, director of undergraduate leadership studies, said to make the most of each experience. “Everything is of value,” he said. “Treat your part-time jobs as if the organization’s success depends on you.”





1. Clean up your social media: Make sure there is no questionable content on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Russell Wilson: quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks

2. Build relationships: The friendships you have made while in college can serve as connections that may help during job searches later on in life.


Here are several places that will be hosting Super Bowl celebrations throughout Springfield: -Passion Assembly: There will be worship at halftime. Bring snacks to share. -Evangel Temple: Begins at 5 p.m. in the Youth House. Bring a snack to share. -The Courageous Church: There will be games, face painting, nachos, surprises and a root beer keg. Wear your favorite jersey.

3. Get involved: Join different clubs on campus. This will build your résumé and make you look more well-rounded for future employers. 4. Look the part: Build your wardrobe; wear professional clothing and behave appropriately.


Yo quiero tacos

BY ANDREW HURST News Editor Elotes Don Toño may seem like nothing more than a petite wagon, but there is much more to this little food truck than meets the eye. With a menu of under 10 items, Elotes Don Toño focuses on having some of the most popular Mexican dishes that even Springfield residents wouldn’t have to step out of their comfort zone too much

to try. Upon arriving, I will say that this truck looked a little suspicious to me; however, I immediately became excited when the truck window opened, and I was greeted with an “Hola” rather than the typical Midwestern-accented “Uhhh… How can I help you?” I immediately knew this was going to be something special. Among the small menu items, one dish called torta asada caught my eye, and I had to try it.

This delicious sandwich consists of bolillo bread with either beef or pork, slices of avocado and red salsa. One thing I noticed right away was that there was no lack of avocado, which I definitely applaud. Other than avocado, I was pleasantly surprised with the bread. I usually prefer sandwiches to be toasted. However, the soft exterior of the bread really soaked up the flavor of the salsa, which I really enjoyed. The sandwich was a little on the spicy side, so those with milder tastes may want to steer away from this dish, or perhaps order it without jalapeños. The sandwich itself was a little under $6, which was more than I had expected to pay. However, the portions are fairly large even for someone like me, who is known to pile away the plates. So, if you are in the mood to try something other than the dining hall, this

may be the place for you. Elotes Don Toño is located on South Glenstone Avenue, right between Cruisin’ 66 and the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. Rating: 4 out of 5 forks



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Apps you’ll “app”-reciate this semester BY BRANDON WILLIS Staff Reporter From finding a lost smartphone to taking notes in class, dozens of desktop and mobile apps can help your college experience. These free apps can help you organize your school schedule, collaborate with other students and gather citations for papers.




What it does An Apple device recovery app that helps you find your lost or stolen iPhone, iPod Touch or Macintosh laptop

Find My iPhone


Where’s my Android?



An Android device recovery app that helps you find your lost or stolen Android device


iOS, Android, Browsers

A cloud-based planner specifically designed with students in mind. Allows organization based on assignment type and priority.

iOS, Android, Browsers

A cloud-based to-do list app that allows collaboration with coworkers, friends and classmates.

myHomework Student Planner


Google Calendar




iOS, Android, Browsers

Google’s cloud-based calendar application that allows synchronization with other apps like Apple’s calendar app.

Microsoft’s cloud-based office productivity suite that acts as a watered-down version of Microsoft’s desktop Office suite.


Google Drive

Office Productivity

iOS, Android, Browsers

Google’s cloud-based word processor, spreadsheet editor and presentation maker that syncs with a Gmail account.


Office Productivity

Windows, Apple

A desktop all-in-one word processor, spreadsheet editor, presentation maker, drawing program and equation editor.


Office Productivity

iOS, Android, Apple, Windows

A cloud-based note-taking and collaboration program that syncs notes from all of your Evernote-enabled devices.

iOS, Android, Browsers

A quick citation maker and mobile app that allows you to photograph a book’s ISBN and barcode for quick referencing.

Easy Bib




Apple, Windows, Browsers

A desktop app that lets you build a reference library for research papers through browser plug-ins and citations through Microsoft Word and LibreOffice plug-ins.

The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License. Microsoft logo courtesy of Microsoft Corp.

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“I, Frankenstein”: a mediocre monster BY AMY LAFFERTY Chief Copy Editor Director Stuart Beattie’s fantasy-action film “I, Frankenstein” reexamines the monster from Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel in light of the modern world, spiritual forces and the ubiquitous internal struggle for identity and purpose. The monster’s (Aaron Eckhart) tale begins in the 19th century following the death of Victor Frankenstein, his maker. After burying the man who gave him life, the monster is attacked by humanesque creatures that dissolve into serpentine forms of smoke and fire when killed. When a pair of shape-shifting gargoyles rescues him, he learns that all of humanity is in the middle of a war between demons and gargoyles, the latter of which are a kind of angelic order sanctioned by the archangel Michael, as the gargoyle queen Leonore (Miranda Otto), enlightens him. Leonore also gives the monster a name: Adam, the obvious designation for the first man of his kind. Preempting the demon’s as-yet-unknown motives for hunting him, Adam begins hunting demons separately from the gargoyles. The revelation of the demon prince Naberius’s (Bill Nighy) ultimate, infernal motives, the research of electro-physiologist Terra (Yvonne Strahovski) into the reanimation of corpses and Adam’s vital need to define himself drive the rest of the film’s plot. The heavilyGothic-flavored scenery, dramatic aerial battle scenes between gargoyles and demons, shameless displays of Adam’s physical power and the cliché (but still strangely enjoyable) dialogue add further to the film’s cinematography and development. It all finally builds to an ending that, though unremarkable and somewhat predictable, is not entirely unsatisfying. Fans of the original “Frankenstein” novel should be aware that this film is not in-


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tended to emulate the book. However, the enigmatic relationship between the powers of science and the supernatural are not lost in the transition, and many other components contribute somewhat to redeeming the movie’s melodrama. For instance, the film’s concept of gargoyles is fantastic. The decision to recast them within the hierarchy of angels actually makes sense, considering that gargoyles, with their grotesque and frightening features, were said to protect churches in particular by frightening away evil spirits. Because of its premise that the spiritual world is real, the film also asks some daunting theological questions, including what it means to consider all life sacred and whether angelic beings have free will. “I, Frankenstein” isn’t for everyone. Although it has some moments that made me laugh when humor was not intended (and other moments that made me wince when that wasn’t intended, either), the fascinating concepts and the eye-catching action make for an enjoyable cinematic experience.

Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars Runtime: 1 hr. 32 minutes Rating: PG-13 Showtimes (Hollywood Theatre): 4:45, 10 p.m. (2D); 2:05, 7 p.m. (3D)

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New archery club aims for success IAN RICHARDSON | THE LANCE

BY IAN RICHARDSON Managing Editor and BY ALEXIA MUZART Asst. Copy Editor Archery is on target to become Evangel’s newest club this spring. And together with faculty sponsor Jason Streubel, associate professor of science, freshman and founding club member Austin Van Wyk has his sights set on the club’s competing in an archery meet with Missouri State University by the end of the semester. The club held its first unofficial meeting last Thursday, and Van Wyk said 20 interested people showed up, an encouraging number. Van Wyk said his love for the sport of archery began at an early age, and he came to Evangel wanting to start a club to share that love with others. “I’ve been shooting a bow and hunting ever since I could hold a bow,” he said. “I figured if there’s anybody on campus who’s even a fraction as passionate about archery, this is something we need to do.” Last semester, Van Wyk connected with Streubel, who had

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be4. University 3. Student come Board of interested in the Affairs sport this sumAdministration Committee mer when his son began taking archery lessons at the Olympic to go through the process of and to join the U.S. Coltraining facility in Springfield. club formation. It currently legiate Archery Association. Streubel said he had been has a constitution and bylaws, Anna Grobe, sophomore, said talking with the coach from but Streubel said the club when she first learned about Missouri State University’s must now elect officers and the club from one of the flyers archery club, which he said submit an application for ap- in the student union, it was exformed last fall, and the coach proval from the Student Activi- actly what she was looking for. suggested Evangel begin a ties Council. Grobe had been proficient team. Streubel then began let“We would count it to be a with a bow since kindergarten, ting students know he held successful year if before the but when a dog bite accident interest in forming an archery end of the semester we could injured her right arm seven club but needed a student to have a dual meet against Mis- years ago, she had to stop her take charge. Soon Austin let souri State,” he said. competitive involvement in him know that he was that stuIn later semesters, Streubel the sport in order to redevelop dent. said he would like to begin her strength. The Archery Club continues competing against other teams “This is something that I

have been wanting to get back into for a very long time,” she said. “Even if I have to lower the poundage on my bow, I’m going to get back into it.” Van Wyk said the club will practice weekly at local archery ranges, such as Archery Quest Inc. and SpringfieldGreene County Park Board’s indoor and outdoor ranges. Van Wyk said the Park Board’s indoor range costs $3.50 an hour. Archery Quest charges $7 an hour.

Crusader coaches search for prospective Christian athletes BY ANDREW HURST News Editor Unlike the sports themselves, the process of recruitment does not have the luxury of seasons. For Evangel Athletics, recruitment is a continuous process that lasts all year long and involves lots of late nights at the office for coaches and recruiting coordinators. David Stair, director of intercollegiate athletics, said the process of recruitment is ongoing; however, he said there are times when, depending on the sport, recruitment does experience its peaks. Brenton Illum, head football coach and recruiting coordinator, said January is by far the busiest month of the year in college football due to the fact that the signing date for football is in early February.

Illum said the football program has a three-year plan. This means that coaches will usually have their eyes on potential Evangel athletes from the start of their sophomore years. “Let’s just say we’re really, really good at dating 18-yearold boys,” Illum said. Stair said coaches do most of the recruiting with no financial assistance. Coaches will usually contact potential athletes over the phone and keep tabs on players through the Internet. When it comes to advantages and disadvantages of athletic recruitment, Stair said, “The facilities are the greatest limiting factor, but the Evangel reputation is our greatest asset when we’re recruiting.” Stair said Evangel has the worst athletic facilities in the

Doubleheader defeats basketball teams BY KIRSTEN STRICKLIN Staff Reporter


Brodie Wingert, junior guard and forward, leaps for a dunk.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams both fell short of winning in back-to-back games versus Benedictine College on Saturday, but though their fights ended in losses, they played tough. The women’s team faced Benedictine College first. Halfway through the first half, Benedictine pulled ahead of Evangel. The Crusaders never regained their lead. The women lost their game 95-75. The men’s team played a close game but also lost, 8582. The Crusaders alternated taking the lead with the Benedictine Ravens several times during the game. Steve Jenkins, head coach, said the men’s team was not playing as well offensively as it usually does. “We did not shoot the ball well in the first half,” Jenkins said. Saturday’s loss was the men’s team’s first conference loss this season, and it was the team’s first loss at home. As a result of the loss, Benedictine is currently ranked higher than Evangel in the HAAC. However, Jenkins said he still holds high hopes for the Crusaders. “Even as poorly as we played, we still made a game of it,” he said. “Our guys are really competitors. They want to be better.” Despite the losses on Saturday, the men’s and women’s teams still have high hopes for upcoming games. The men and women both played Avila last night and will play again Saturday afternoon against Peru State.

conference by far. However, he said what Evangel lacks in facilities, it makes up for in the coaching staff and Christian atmosphere. Jerry Breaux, head softball coach and athletic recruiting coordinator, has the responsibility of addressing athletes that may not have been recognized by coaches but are considering Evangel as a possibility. Breaux said the institution and its values are what recruiters sell first and that the second selling point is the athletic program. Breaux said another advantage of Evangel’s athletic program is being able to integrate Christianity into coaching and teaching student athletes. “I would just be lost at another university if I couldn’t promote that,” Breaux said.

Advantages: Integration of Christian values into coaching; Christian atmosphere; Loud and exciting basketball games due to the smaller size of the gym

Disadvantages: No official Evangel football stadium or multiuse track field; Poor condition of practice field; Worst facilities in the conference


Jan 31, 2014 Issue 17  
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