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Mobile Vet Center visits southern Illinois KARL BULLOCK Daily Egyptian When veterans need help and a Veterans Affairs facility is far from home, having a mobile center makes access easier for them. Mobile Vet Centers travel to raise awareness for soldiers in rural areas as part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs readjustment counseling service. The centers are community-based and strive to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war adjustment to civilian life, according to the DVA website. The recreational vehicles provide Veterans with services such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling and Military Sexual Trauma, bereavement counseling, marriage and family counseling and VA resource information for jobs and education opportunities, according to the website. David Cozart, Region 2 MVC coordinator, said many soldiers who return after deployment overseas can be in denial about the help they need regarding stress. “We recognize that even though soldiers may know they need help, they’re in denial as far as getting help and getting those services,� he said. Joseph Clark, a military recruiter out of Carbondale and an Iraqi War vet, said the level of difficulty with integrating back into society depends on the veteran’s experience and its severity during their tour of duty. Clark said from his personal experience the Marine Corps would conduct counseling practices before they left their tour of duty, so the soldiers knew what to expect when they returned to the U.S. “We generally had an idea of what to expect before we even came home, what to avoid and the different people we could talk to for assistance,� he said. Vincent McEnerney, a Vietnam veteran, said any program that helps veterans adapt back into their environment is important. He said veterans have to realize they need to take advantage of the resources available to them. “I know they give orientation when they get out, but not many follow through because they’re young,� he said. “They feel they’re still invincible.� Cozart said an important aspect of the counseling services is to avoid the feel of it being just another clinical appointment. He said the centers do not want the veterans to get the idea that they are just a patient because it may indicate that no one really cares. “You don’t approach them clinically off the bat where someone gives them medicine and they keep moving,� he said. “You’re

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Christina Finn, of Chicago, pets Pharaoh Saturday in front of the Mobile Vet Center during a tailgating party outside Saluki Stadium. The mobile center is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs and provides outreach opportunities to veterans. Timothy Ogier, of St. Louis and a readjustment counselor for the East St. Louis Vet Center, said they were there to promote

the mobile veteran center. “As much outreach as we do,� Ogier said. “We’re one of the best kept secrets.� Finn, who is president of the Department of Illinois Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, exhibited a movable wall of all Illinois military personnel who have received a Purple Heart since the beginning of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

concerned about them and their families because if you show empathy towards their families you get the veteran’s attention.� Veterans Helping Veterans is another method to help soldiers open up to counseling and cope with stress, Cozart said. “It helps and makes it easier for them to talk to you because they know for a fact you’ve been in the mud, the grit and the grime,� he said. “You’re not out here only hearing or reading about it but took part and played a vital role.� Clark said receiving help from another individual who has served shows the soldier he or she is not alone.

“It’s not always the fact that someone is trying to help them, it’s that you respect them,� he said. “It’s a little bit easier to get respect because you know they’ve done some of the same things you’ve done.� Cozart said when people bring military experience to share with veterans they will ultimately listen. “They now look at you as he’s doing alright, so evidently what he went through (counseling) works,� he said.

Karl Bullock can be reached at kbullock@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 259.

Campus conflicts affect community businesses ELI MILEUR Daily Egyptian Local business owners are watching the unfolding labor conflict at the university with a close eye because it may have consequences for their own success. “SIU’s the biggest factory in town,� said Elaine Ramseyer, general manager of Longbranch Coffeehouse. Ramseyer said she doesn’t have numbers but would guess a large portion of her customers are somehow related to the university. More than a year into so-farunsuccessful contract negotiations with administration, four campus unions have voted to authorize strikes. While this doesn’t mean there will necessarily be a strike, it is the last legal step toward one. “I don’t think a strike will have a

good affect on the community as a whole from a business standpoint,� said Randy Johnson, general manager of 710 Bookstore. “I would hope they can get a resolution to this without a strike because I think it’s very bad timing.� The current conflict on campus is tied to a broader spending problem in society, Ramseyer said. Projects such as Saluki Way have moved forward while contracts and salaries are still a problem, which indicates a lack of financial foresight and prioritizing, she said. “To build a stadium when you can’t pay salaries is an injustice,� she said. Ramseyer said she isn’t optimistic that the situation will be resolved smoothly. “I have a feeling it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better,� she said. In addition to the labor disputes, SIUC enrollment has declined for

seven years. As a business particularly tied to the success of the university, Johnson said 710 Bookstore is always aware of what’s happening on campus. “If you live and function in a college town, what happens at that college has a direct affect on you and everybody around you,� he said. “Our revenue is directly related to, first of all, the enrollment at the university, but even more than the enrollment, just the overall success of the university.� Recruitment efforts will be affected by what’s happening on campus, he said. “Anything that becomes a major media issue has an effect on your ability to go recruit,� he said. “I don’t buy the thing any publicity is good publicity.� Tuff Luck Tattoos has also experienced the effect of the university’s

problems, artist Jimmy King said. “This year’s been weird,� he said. He said Tuff Luck typically sees an influx of customers during the fall, but this year has been different. Given the issues on campus, he said it’s understandable if students aren’t coming to the university like they have before. “What parents are going to want to send their kids down here with that going on?� he said. Prospective students probably wouldn’t be concerned about the labor dispute, but their parents might be, said Scott Thorne, owner of Castle Perilous Games. Castle Perilous has actually seen an increase in business during the last several years, Thorne said. He said he used to rely more heavily on students, but he has recently reached out to the rest of the community.

Nevertheless, Thorne said the university’s success is tied directly to that of the city, but the current labor dispute doesn’t appear to have a great affect on the rest of the community. “It seems to be fairly localized to the university,� he said. The university was much stronger prior to the 1990s, Thorne said. Without a leader like Delyte Morris, there’s been a decline in attendance and too much focus on projects like the Saluki Way, he said. Johnson said he’s optimistic about the future, but whatever happens isn’t going to change operations. “We’ve been here for over 40 years,� he said. “We’ve ridden out good stuff, bad stuff.�

Eli Mileur can be reached at emileur@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 266.


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Laptops could distract students in class TARA KULASH Daily Egyptian As part of the tech savvy generation, college students may be tempted to use their laptops in the classroom on a day-to-day basis. Many professors believe students should not use laptops in the classroom because the Internet is too distracting for students to pay attention. Others think it engages the student in the class. Yuan Gao, professor of Asian history, said he tried to let students use their computers during his class, but it backfired. “I have some students in my class that supposedly use their laptops to take notes, but they actually play games,” Gao said. “And then they forget to turn the

sound off so I hear it. It distracts the other students, too, so I banned them.” Meera Komarraju, associate professor and director of the undergraduate psychology program, said she lets students use their laptops as long as they sit in the front rows of the lecture hall. “Students can buy the lecture notes, but some tell me when they type it out they process it better,” Komarraju said. “The only thing is, I make them sit in the front, because they might do it for the wrong reason and get other students distracted.” According to a Science Daily article, “How Laptops Can Enhance Learning in College Classrooms,” published in May 2010, University of Michigan professor Perry Samson created an innovative way for students

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have some students in my class that supposedly use their laptops to take notes, but they actually play games.

to incorporate their laptops into his lecture. Samson developed a student response system titled LectureTools, which allows students to take notes directly on the lecture slides and ask questions to the teacher via chat. Samson surveyed 200 students and half of them reported that they spent more time on tasks unrelated to the class, according to the report. Seventy-eight percent of students said the laptops helped them become more engaged in class. More than half also asked at least one

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question during that semester through chat, which Samson said was a much higher percentage of student participation than usual. Other teachers have had the opposite luck. In a March 2010, Washington Post article titled “Wide Web of diversions gets laptops evicted from lecture halls,” Diane E. Sieber, an associate professor of humanities at the University of Colorado at Boulder, tracked the grades of 17 students in her class who frequently used their laptops for a semester. She found their

average grade at the end of the term was 71 percent, which she said was about the same as the average for the students that didn’t come to class at all. Morgan Williams, a senior from Benton studying journalism, said she believes some classes should allow laptop use while others shouldn’t. “I know that in my journalism classes I always benefit from using my laptop,” Williams said. “I use it to look up important news or (Associated Press) style for my assignments. But when I’m in a lecture hall with 100 kids, I’m always tempted to go to Facebook. I think it just depends on the students’ own self-discipline.”

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‘Real Steel’ fails to bring real entertainment JAMES JONES Daily Egyptian

Hugh Jackman (X-men) stars in the futuristic DreamWorks production film “Real Steel,” based on the 1956 short story “Steel” by Richard Matheson. The movie takes place in the distant future, where human boxers have been replaced by rugged largerthan-life-robot-boxers. Jackman plays deadbeat former professional boxer Charlie Kenton, who attempts to get money in illegal boxing matches between robots to pay his debts to loan sharks. His debt triples when Charlie makes a bad bet on a losing robot, and he only has a short amount of time to pay up before things go from bad to worse. In the midst of his growing debt in the boxing community, Charlie is forced to take full custody of his 11-year-old son Max (Dakota Goyo). This is the standard boxing tale of the down-and-out and the redeemed, as Max's presence in Charlie’s life inspires him to become the man and father he should have always been. Charlie and Max put together an abandoned sparring bot named “Atom,” in hopes that with training the mangled bot can compete in the arena of Real Steel boxing. The overall plot lacked originality but was effective in getting audiences to feel a sense of connection between the estranged father and son. Many critics have attempted to compare this movie to the likes of Michael Bay’s “Transformers,” but there is a distinct difference in story lines and target audiences. The fight scenes are a mix of CGI and practical real-world robot props. Executive producer Steven Spielberg goes against the norm and creates a 2D set, which gives the environment an organic and convincing feel. Director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) has a niche for creating movies that are appropriate and enjoyable for

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audiences of all ages. He knows his audience, and has mastered bringing out the inner child in all moviegoers. Though this is an action-packed movie, directors and writers give the film a healthy balance of action and comedy. There is a scene that features Max and Atom ensuing in a dance down at the junkyard, though highly unlikely this scene works of its imitation of life. The interaction between the characters and robots makes for frequent candid moments, and builds touching on screen bond. Charlie, Max and Atom begin to resemble traits of a real family as they mash through the boxing world with only each other. Real Steel has great moments, but the predictable elements take away

from some of the overall enjoyment. Jackman is very cliché as Charlie: a money-hungry jerk who becomes a better fighter after he becomes a better father because that’s how these movies always seem pan out. Max is highly abrasive and skeptical towards his father at first, out of resentment for his absence in his life. Supporting characters are all, of course, antiCharlie as he had his fair share of negative encounters with those in the boxing world. Unless one goes in with preconceived notions, this film could easily please any weekend film appetite. More than an hour of loud action, metal crashing and big-ego bots will leave the viewers certain that they had a good time.


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ANNEX PIGLET ABSORB : POLKA His explanation of how the famous crack formed did this — RANG A BELL

Aries — Today is an 8 — You’ve got the advantage, and you’re looking good. Things are lining up in your favor, so go ahead with a delicious scheme. Finish the old job while planning the new.

Cancer — Today is a 9 — Consider new chances in your career and social pursuits. There’s room for error. Practice makes perfect. Keep going for it, even if you don’t see the money. It will come.

Libra — Today is an 8 — Focus on how you want to contribute for the greater good. You’re not alone. Many others share your ideals. Get organized, and stay positive. Complaining makes no difference.

Capricorn — Today is a 7 — Get into functional changes at home. Fix a leaky faucet or organize something that’s been slowing you down. A quiet family night revives everyone.

Taurus — Today is 9 — Go ahead, get completely lost in your thoughts. Don’t put off what’s important, though. Your deadlines may seem like they come faster than usual, so be prepared.

Leo — Today is a 7 — Focus on love more than money now. It’s not a good time for gambling. Open windows appear, as long as you’re willing to see them. When you pursue a passion, hidden profit appears.

Scorpio — Today is a 9 — The impulse is to work and achieve now. Don’t sacrifice your health to increase your income. Avoid being a borrower or a lender, too. Relax to keep a balance.

Aquarius — Today is an 8 — Your capacity to study and concentrate are especially sharp, as is your connection to siblings and peers. Use this to forward a professional aim. Stay flexible and conserve resources.

Gemini — Today is a 9 — You’d much rather have fun, but a little focus gets a lot accomplished. Avoid an argument by cleaning up something. An unexpected change requires nimble thinking.

Virgo — Today is a 5 — The hardest part is to stay in the game. Don’t give up, and remember: It’s just a game. Play to win, but coming in second place is no shame. Do your best, and keep playing.

Sagittarius — Today is an 8 — Abandoning a preconception could clear the way for new intrigue. There’s no reason to be nervous. You really are in control. You could just have fun with it.

Pisces — Today is an 8 — A stroke of genius opens up the previously unimaginable. You’re in the eye of the storm, and there could be a test. Stay energized by taking frequent thinking breaks.


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Gin Blossoms attract new generation

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Skyler Ray Croteau, 4, of Benton, shares the stage with Gin Blossoms Friday at Walkers Bluff. Skyler was invited on stage during the show and accompanied the band for the rest of their set which included his own drum solo. “He’s going to be mad when

he’s older and learns that he can’t do this at every concert,” Robin Wilson, Gin Blossoms lead vocalist, said of Skyler. The show, which celebrated Walkers Bluff’s second anniversary, opened with Dear Future, One Lone Car and The Lucas Cates Band.

Unemployed seek protection against job bias SAM HANANEL Associated Press WASH INGTON — After two years on the unemployment rolls, Selena Forte thought she’d found a temporary job at a delivery company that matched her qualifications. But Forte, a 55-year-old from Cleveland, says a recruiter for an employment agency told her she would not be considered for the job because she had been out of work too long. She had lost her job driving a bus. “They didn’t even want to hear about my experience,” said Forte. “It didn't make sense. You're always told just go out there and get a job.” Forte, scraping by now as a part time substitute school bus driver, is part of a growing number of unemployed or underemployed Americans who complain they are being screened out of job openings for the very reason they're looking for work in the first place. Some companies and job agencies prefer applicants who already have jobs, or haven't been jobless too long. She could get help from a provision in President Barack Obama's jobs bill, which would ban companies with 15 or more employees from refusing to consider, or offer a job to, someone who is unemployed. The measure also applies to employment agencies and would prohibit want ads that disqualify applicants just because they are unemployed. But Obama’s bill faces a troubled path in Congress, as Republicans strongly oppose its plans for tax increases on the wealthy and other

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Selena Forte, 55, poses for a photo by a FedEx drop box Saturday in Cleveland. Forte thought she had found a temporary job at FedEx that met her qualifications but a job recruiter for a temporary agency told her the company wouldn’t consider her because she had been out of work too long. Forte is part of a growing number of unemployed workers who complain they are being screened out of job openings for the very reason they’re looking for work in the first place, they’re unemployed. spending provisions. Should the bill fail, Democrats are sure to remind jobless voters that the GOP blocked an attempt to redress discrimination against them at a time when work is so hard to find. The effort to protect the unemployed has drawn praise from workers' rights advocates, but business groups say it will just stir up needless litigation by frustrated job applicants. The provision would give those claiming discrimination a right to sue, and violators would face fines of up to $1,000 per day, plus attorney fees and costs. “Threatening business owners

with new lawsuits is not going to help create jobs and will probably have a chilling effect on hiring,” said Cynthia Magnuson, spokeswoman for the National Federation of Independent Business. “Business owners may be concerned about posting a new job if they could face a possible lawsuit.” A survey earlier this year by the National Employment Law Project found more than 150 job postings on employment Web sites such as CareerBuilder.com and Monster. com requiring that applicants “must be currently employed” or using other exclusionary language based on current employment status.

“It’s really alarming to us that employers continue to ignore the strong public condemnation of this practice,” said Maurice Emsellem, the legal group's policy co-director. The issue has gained more prominence as the unemployment level remains stuck over 9 percent and a record 4.5 million people, nearly onethird of the unemployed, have been out of work for a year or more. And older workers, like Forte, often struggle to find new jobs. “There's a flood of workers looking for jobs right now and unfortunately, this is a convenient way to streamline the process” by employers, Emsellem said. Some companies might assume people who have been out of work for several months may not be stellar performers, he said. The practice has also drawn concern from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where members at a hearing earlier this year said barring unemployed people from employment may have a greater effect on blacks and Hispanics with higher jobless rates. Ron Cooper, a former commission general counsel during the Bush administration now in private practice, said he thinks the problem is being overblown. “People, I'm sure, are looking for shortcuts to trim the applicant pool that they're looking at,” Cooper said. “But I've never heard of this as a topshelf criteria for people making those decisions.” Forte says she had sought a job at FedEx through the agency Kelly Services, where she said a recruiter told

her the company was not considering applicants who have been out of work longer than six months. “Here I am, a seasoned worker. I didn't have six months, but I had eight years of experience,” she said. Jane Stehney, a Kelly spokeswoman, said the company does not discriminate on any basis, including unemployment status. And Sally Davenport, a spokeswoman for FedEx in Memphis, said her company has no policy barring the unemployed from seeking a job and never instructed the temp agency to discriminate. “We interview and hire the candidates best qualified for the job,” she said. “There was obviously confusion on the part of the temp agency.” Last month, the job search Web site Indeed.com announced it would not accept any job ad that seeks to exclude the unemployed. “Our policy is to exclude job listings that do not comply with federal or local laws related to discriminatory hiring practices as well as job listings that discriminate against the unemployed,”said Indeed.com spokeswoman Sophie Beaurpere. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat who has sponsored a separate bill protecting the unemployed, said he understands that employers need the right to hire according to their needs and to factor in work experience. “But they shouldn't have the right to discriminate from the start and preemptively deny qualified workers a fair chance at a job they need,” Brown said.


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DAILY BARK SIU football drove into North Dakota State territory five times, but only came away with three points in a loss. Should the Saluki offense be worried?

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Salukis eclipsed in second straight loss CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian North Dakota State fans waited nearly 40 minutes for something to cheer about Saturday as Bisons took on the Salukis, but patience paid off as fans watched their team walk out of Saluki Stadium with an unblemished record. After SIU shut down the North Dakota State offense and held it to 21 offensive yards in the first half, Bison fans supported their team with an honest, yet sarcastic, standing ovation when they recorded their first firstdown of the game in the third quarter’s final minutes. The drive ended with a field goal to tie the game, and NDSU never looked back. NDSU (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference) beat SIU (2-3, 1-2 MVFC) 9-3 in Saturday’s game when the Bisons scored the go-ahead, and the game’s only, touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Coach Dale Lennon said failed fourth-down attempts and missed opportunities early in the game came back to haunt the Salukis as the team couldn’t capitalize against the best redzone defense in the conference. “Their red-zone defense is very impressive, their short yard defense is extremely impressive,� Lennon said. In his first career start, sophomore quarterback Kory Faulkner led the offense to 218 yards and three scoring opportunities in the first half. The team went to the locker room with a 3-0 lead at halftime. The Salukis established their offense early as they moved the ball 79 yards down the field in their first drive of the game, but they turned the ball over on downs when they came up a half-yard short of the goal line after

two unsuccessful quarterback sneaks. Despite the Salukis’ success in the first half, they were limited to only 78 offensive yards in the second. Junior running back Jewel Hampton led the team and finished with 120 rushing yards on 23 carries, while Faulkner was the team’s second-leading rusher with 12 yards on 13 carries. Lennon said he knew NDSU would respond in the second half, but his team wasn’t ready to meet that challenge. “To have the type of half that we did against a team like North Dakota State, it showed us what we’re capable of,� Lennon said. “In the second half, we just didn’t have enough fuel left in the tank to do it and the tides turned on us, and we paid for our missed opportunities in the first half.� As the offense struggled to put points on the board, junior outside linebacker Jayson DiManche said it was understood that the defense would have to take on more responsibility. He said the interception Faulkner threw in the fourth quarter was the point where the momentum shifted towards the visiting Bisons. “The interceptions and the turnovers were a bit demoralizing,� DiManche said. “We definitely came out and gave our best effort out there defensively.� Sophomore Terrell Wilson led the defense with seven tackles and one interception. He said the team did have some mistakes on defense, but the loss was not due to a lack of heart. Instead of pointing fingers, Wilson put the loss’ weight on the defense’s shoulders. “We just didn’t capitalize on the plays we needed to,� Wilson said. “We gave up some plays and that’s the defense’s fault. We just need to prepare better next time.�

North Dakota Bison’s quarterback Brock Jensen, left, gets tackled by junior defensive end Kenneth Boatright, right, Saturday at Saluki

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Stadium. Although the Salukis held the fourthranked Bisons to 21 yards in the first half, North Dakota won the game 9-3.

Volleyball splits series between Indiana, Illinois State JOE RAGUSA Daily Egyptian SIU volleyball is now 12-1 in its last 13 games against Indiana State after it took the first game of two Missouri Valley Conference matches on the road. SIU (9-7, 3-4 MVC) defeated Indiana State (10-9, 2-6 MVC) Friday in Terre Haute, Ind., 3-1 before dropping a 3-1 match in Normal against Illinois State (12-8, 4-4 MVC) Saturday. SIU started slow in a 25-18 first-set loss to Indiana State with a .108 hitting percentage but got progressively better marks of .191, .229, and .412 in the final three. “We did a really good job of staying patient,� head coach Brenda Winkeler said. “That first set, we had a lot of really hard hit balls and they would find a way to

bring it back.� Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Whitehead had a gamehigh 21 kills with a .292 hit percentage. “Jess has turned into a real solid performer,� Winkeler said. “Teams are now working and preparing for her, and she saw triple-team blocks on her at times. She showed a lot of maturity in leading us in kills.� After the SIUE match Sept. 27, Winkeler said the team had problems blocking, but the Saluki's recorded nine blocks Friday, which is the number Winkeler said they target every match. They also outblocked Illinois State 9.5 - 6, which Winkeler said was one of the first times Illinois State was out-blocked this season. Notably absent was Sycamore outside hitter Morgan Dall, who leads the MVC with 4.58 kills per

set. She sat out Indiana State's prior two matches with an undisclosed injury, which junior outside hitter Laura Thole said was disappointing since the two played at Mater Dei High School in Breese. Thole said Dall can just use the ‘you won because I didn’t play’ excuse. SIU traveled Saturday for a match against an Illinois State team they split two games with last year. The home team ran its alltime record up to 64-6 against the Salukis with a 3-1 win. “We had to realize that putting up a good block will force the other team to use different shots and offspeed things we didn't pick up on defensively,� Winkeler said. The Redbirds would outhit the Salukis by a .441 to .235 margin on their way to a 25-18 first set victory. Illinois State split the next two sets

with SIU before the Redbirds took a fourth, and final, set that saw 14 ties and nine lead changes. SIU was up 23-22 late in the match but Illinois State took the set and the game with a 3-0 run. Before the match, Winkeler said SIU needed to contain Redbird outside hitter Shannon McLaughlin and middle blocker LeighAnn Hranka, who are second and eighth in the MVC with 3.59 and 3.08 kills per set respectively. The two would combine for 38 of Illinois State's 68 kills, led by McLaughlin's game-high 20 kills. “We were trying to get other players involved, like (Alexis) Braghini, Amanda Arnold, (Emily) Less,� Winkeler said. “That was something Illinois State was able to do. They got a lot of balls to McLaughlin and Hranka, and when they were able to get the

ball to their other players, they got kills.� Whitehead would led the team in kills for the third straight game with 17, while junior middle blocker Alysia Mayes had 15 kills with no errors and a .577 hit percentage. “Not that she doesn't play hard all the time, but she just turns another switch when she gets up to the front row,� Winkeler said. “We know and the players know that for those three rotations, she’s going to go after every ball and really will us to win.� SIU returns home to face Missouri State Friday and Wichita State Saturday at Davis Gymnasium.

Joe Ragusa may be reached at jragusa@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 269.


The Daily Egyptian 10/10/11