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GLBT History Month promotes community involvement ASHLEY ZBOREK Daily Egyptian

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center provides additional information and insight to the Carbondale community during national GLBT History Month. During October, the GLBT Resource Center has held daily events such as panel discussions and guest speakers, both on and off campus, to help the public become more informed and aware of all things that fall under the GLBT umbrella: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, genderqueer, intersex, transsexual, etc., according to the resource center's website. Wendy Weinhold, coordinator of the resource center, said she values GLBT History Month because it is an opportunity for many of the university's departments and offices to collaborate and create partnerships. “We are really canvasing campus with activities,� she said. “We have literally had an event on every weekday of the month, all involving different departments of the university.� Weinhold said the center works to create a space for education, advocacy, resources and outreach. “We do all kinds of events: trainings, programs, speakers, activism and social space,� she said. Nathan Franklin, an alumnus of SIU and the Saluki Rainbow Network — a registered student organization dedicated to providing services, activities, support and encouragement to GLBTQA community members — said he became open about his sexuality while he was in college. Please see GLBT | 3


Scott Ramsey, a senior from Valier in German studies, gets dressed Saturday to walk in the Homecoming parade with the Saluki Rainbow Network. Ramsey has been part of SRN — a RSO designed to provide services, activities, support and encouragement to those affiliated

with GLBTQA at SIUC — for two years. “It gives me a sense of community,� Ramsey said. He said this area is much more accepting than where he grew up. “Carbondale is like a blue dot in a sea of red,� he said. “We are surrounded by conservative communities.�

Associate provost for academic programs to be filled Four candidates within the university applied for position Editor’s note: The following story is the conclusion of a two-part series on the vacant position for associate provost for academic programs. Monday's Daily Egyptian profiled Walter Metz and Jim Allen. TARA KULASH Daily Egyptian The position of associate provost for academic programs, which has been vacant for four years, is to be filled within the next few weeks.

The position’s primary responsibility is to assist the provost in the oversight and management of academic and degree programs on campus. The candidates are Walter Metz, professor and chair of the cinema and photography department; Jim Allen, history professor and director of office of assessment and program review; Deborah Tudor, associate professor and associate dean of mass communication and media arts; and Michael Molino, associate professor and

Michael Molino, left, associate professor and chair of the English department, and Deborah Tudor, right, associate professor and associate dean of mass communication and media arts, are two of the four candidates for the associate provost for academic programs position. chair of the English department. University spokesman Rod Sievers said the seat has been vacant because the provost position

continued to change, and the administration wanted to wait for stability in the office before another associate provost was sought out.

The associate provost for academic programs would assess every program at the university to make sure students get the most out of their degrees. He or she would deal with program changes, student complaints and report to the Illinois Board of Higher Education. In an email to the Daily Egyptian, Provost John Nicklow said the seat was vacant because there were efforts to try to collapse the duties of the office into other positions. “The fact is, however, it has left a gap,� Nicklow said in the email. “Quality assurance and strengthened assessment

of our academic programs is too important of a task and requires dedicated attention.� He said he plans to consider input from faculty, staff and students along with his own impressions of the candidates before he decides who will take office. Nicklow said he will also take advice from the search committee. Tudor said she would like to hold the position because she has experience with program development, both at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her previous job at DePaul University. Please see PROVOST | 3


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Corrections In Monday’s edition of the Daily Egyptian, the cutline for the top left photo of “The magic of being maroon” should have read “From right to left, Abby Jo Baker, a senior from Benton studying psychology; Brenna Coyle, a junior from Tinley Park studying radio-television; Amanda Grinsley, an SIUC alumna from Quincy; and Seth Dice, also an alumnus from Quincy, tailgate Saturday at the Beta Pi tent in the general tailgate area before the Saluki Homecoming game against Youngstown State University.” The Daily Egyptian regrets this error.

Calendar events Up ‘Til Dawn: Team up to Fight Cancer

· 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Recreation Center · A letter-sharing event in which people bring 20 addresses of people they know. The addresses will be used to send out letters asking for donations to St. Judes Children Hospital. There will be free food, games, prizes and much more. · For more information, call 309-824-2075.


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“It was a lot easier for me because I had that separation from my immediate family,” he said. “Being in Carbondale gave me the opportunity to branch out to another community — a place where I belonged.” Although he said Carbondale is a smaller city than where he’s from, Franklin said he considers it to be more open-minded.



She said she helped write a successful digital cinema program at DePaul. There was a media arts course in the liberal arts department, she said, and the digital arts department had a program in animation. The two departments wanted to create a course that offered features from both classes, Tudor said. “(We) pulled a committee together from both of those colleges and talked about what learning goals and objectives we had in common and how we could complement each other,” she said. “Out of that, we


his is a time for young people to be on their own.

— Kevin Hostetler chairman for the GLBT resource center’s advisory board

“I’m from Springfield and even though it is a bigger city, it is not nearly as open and welcoming as the Carbondale community is. They don’t have the resources that the SIUC community does,” Franklin said. created a digital cinema program. So, that kind of program discussion in assessment and review is something we could do as well.” Tudor said one goal she has for the office is to assist deans, chairs and directors in achieving the goals they have for themselves. She said she would put them in touch with any resources available and hopes to work as an external mediator for conflicts in departments. One reason Tudor said she thinks she stands out from other candidates is because she has a slightly different point of view. “I have a really holistic and global notion of program review and

Kevin Hostetler, chairman for the resource center’s advisory board and food service assistant manager at Grinnell Hall, said he has been involved with campus GLBT relations since the early 1990s, and the


Daily Egyptian Carbondale populous has had a very liberal and accepting take to the GLBT community. “We are getting there,” Hostetler said. “I see improvement with each passing year … I think that people are beginning to realize that members of the GLBT community are no different from the everyday person.” Hostetler said the college atmosphere helps students discover who they are. “This is a time for young people

aybe we haven’t done a good job of telling people why we’re valuable, and I truly think we are.

— Deborah Tudor associate provost for academic programs candidate

assessment, and I like to sort of break categories and blur boundaries,” she said. Tudor said while the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission require reports about what the university has done, she would rather have the reports show what the university can do. “Maybe we haven’t done a good

job of telling people why we’re valuable, and I truly think we are,” she said. Tudor said she enjoys this kind of work and believes she could help the university meet its mission goals. According to his faculty profile page on the university’s website, Molino is a specialist in modern British literature and has been at


to be on their own,” he said. “They are away from their families and hometowns and have the opportunity to really find out who they are and explore their options.” Hostetler said GLBT History Month gives the public a chance to learn what GLBT community is. “The more information that can be put out there, the better off the population will be as a whole,” he said. A calendar of events can be found on the resources center's website. SIU for 12 years. He wrote the "Questioning Tradition, Language, and Myth: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney," in 1994 and his articles have appeared in "The Journal of Irish Literature," "College English," "Modern Philology" and others as well. Molino was not available for comment after the Daily Egyptian made several attempts to contact him Friday and Monday via emails and phone.

Tara Kulash can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 254.

Council to decide on water rate increase ELI MILEUR Daily Egyptian The Carbondale City Council could vote to raise the city’s water and sewer rates to increase revenue for investment into the aging system. “Either we do it and maintain our quality or don’t and watch it decline,” Mayor Joel Fritzler said. The council is to vote today at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center. The proposed increases would establish a fixed monthly charge in addition to rates for every 1,000 gallons consumed per month. The proposal was put together by private firms Fehr-Graham and Associates and Ehlers Inc., that worked with city staff in refining it. It was presented to the City Council at the Oct. 4 meeting and to the general public at a Town Hall


f we want to keep this as a public utility, we’ll have to pay for it.

meeting Oct. 5. The fixed monthly charge would start at $3.24 in 2012 and increase yearly to $3.76 in 2015. The rate for 1,000 gallons per month would start at $3.69 in 2012 and increase yearly to $4.25 in 2015. The fixed wastewater charge would start at $3.53 in 2012 and increase yearly to $5.03 in 2015. The rate for 1,000 gallons per month would start at $4.21 in 2012 and increase yearly to $6 in 2015. According to the report, a household with moderate water usage will pay a monthly total of $21.78 in 2012 and $35.41 by 2015. Councilman Chris Wissmann

— Chris Wissman Carbondale city councilman

said he disagreed with former mayor Brad Cole’s proposal to privatize the city’s water in 2009, but it started a discussion on how to maintain the system. “If we want to keep this as a public utility, we’ll have to pay for it,” he said. Fritzler said it is something that should have been done 10 years ago. Councilwoman Corene McDaniel said she hopes it will not cause financial hardship for residents. Another proposal the council is scheduled to vote on could save residents money on prescription drugs. The ordinance would sign

the city up for a prescription drug discount card program offered by the National League of Cities and CVS Caremark. The program provides a card to residents that gives them an average discount of 20 percent on prescription medications at 12 participating pharmacies in the area. It is available to residents who are uninsured or whose plan does not cover a particular medication, according to the request for the city to participate in the program. The plan is of no cost to the city or participants, according to the request. Participants will be able to pick up the card at any participating pharmacy in the city or at the Carbondale Civic Center, City Manager Allen Gill said. Councilman Lee Fronabarger brought the program to the attention of city staff.

Fronabarger said many people struggle to pay for medications and balance their budget, and this program offers a way for them to make some savings. “Every little bit helps,” he said. Wissmann said the City Council considered the program in the past, but CVS was the only participating pharmacy at the time and the city wanted to avoid funneling customers into a particular business. He said another advantage of the program is people will have more money left over from medications produced elsewhere and be able to spend their money on products or services that keep the money in the area. “It really is a fantastic program,” he said.

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Soldiers plucking before protecting C

all this an absurd assumption, but far more important priorities come with serving in the military than catching a brow hair that doesn’t fall in line correctly.

LAURAANN WOOD Daily Egyptian Not only do American soldiers have to worry about protecting the country they love and serve, but they must also make sure their eyebrows have the perfect arch and shape for when their enemies get close enough to see the whites of their eyes. Eyebrow plucking and threading seem to have gained popularity in the military, according to an article on While more and more soldiers are taking to the salon for flawless follicles, not everyone is jumping on board with the trend. Lt. Col. Jerry Turner, commanding officer of the 3rd squadron of the 4th U.S Calvary Regiment, said in the article, “I don’t get it. I just don’t get it, and you’re not going to get me to get it.”

I’m going to have to side with the colonel on this one. Eyebrows seem fairly unisex when it comes to natural shape and length, with the only truly discernible gender variation in their bushiness. As far as the brow’s proximity to the eye is concerned, the only difference seems to be in the brow line. It would be hard to see through an eyebrow that grows over the eyelashes. So, essentially, the only soldiers who could justify spending money on beauty parlor visits are the low-eyed and bushy-browed. However, this does not seem to be the case. Plucking implies thinning, and threading implies shaping. Don’t thick brows protect sweat from dripping off people’s foreheads and into their eyes? And with those tight, hot helmets soldiers wear for almost everything they do, shouldn’t that be what they want? Shouldn’t our military desire the most atrocious eyebrows in America? Call this an absurd assumption, but far more important priorities come with serving in the military than catching a brow hair that doesn’t fall in line correctly. There are wars to fight, borders

to protect, assassinations to prevent and terrorists to capture. Heaven forbid any soldier’s eyebrows get in the way of our national security. The Marine Corps is going against the grain with its 2007 regulation, which prohibits eyebrow plucking or removal except for medical reasons. What medical reason could there be that requires eyebrow plucking? Are there eyebrow doctors somewhere in the

world who prescribe weekly threading to prevent overgrowth? Can an eyebrow hair even overgrow? Either there has been some slack on code enforcement lately, or folks are finally accepting everyone’s need to get in touch with their feminine side.

Lauraann Wood can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 273.


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10-year-old holds onto normalcy despite being different

Dakota Needham, 10, plays during recess Sept. 30 at Carterville Intermediate School in Carterville. Andrea Needham, Dakota’s mother, said he was born with a cleft lip and palate and has undergone three surgeries since then. She said his medical problems left him with a speech impediment, but other than not reading aloud in class, his impediment has not caused him any social problems. Though he said he is bullied sometimes, he does not let it get him down.

Story and photos by Isaac Smith Editor’s note: As a part of the Weekend in Tri-C photojournalism workshop, a Daily Egyptian photographer followed Dakota Needham, a 10-year-old of Cambria. Photo columns are opportunities for photojournalists to write and photograph a story of personal interest. These columns do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily Egyptian, but rather explore human interest stories.


en-year-old Dakota Needham has a wiry build, a scar from cleft lip surgery and a speech impediment, but these aren't what set him apart. Despite every reason to grow up as quickly as his classmates, Dakota has maintained a level of innocence associated with 10-yearolds three decades ago. Unlike other kids in his class, he is not concerned with how many Facebook friends he has or what the newest Eminem song is — he just wants to play soccer. At school and at home, Dakota contrasts with almost everything around him.

He is polite and listens to directions, even among the cacophony of his 5th grade art class at Carterville Intermediate School. Jill Robertson, Dakota's language arts teacher, said he is a great student. "He's one of my favorites," she said. Robertson said she would be happy with a classroom full of students like Dakota. At home, despite how complicated his family situation may seem at times, he still obeys his parents and does chores. Dakota said he does not get picked on often, but when he does, he does not allow it to bother him. There is a ‘Dakota’ in every class: That endearingly different kid people get along with regardless, making him commonly uncommon.

Pictured above: Dakota Needham plays with Matchbox Cars Sept. 30 in the living room of his Cambria home. “I like playing alone sometimes,” Dakota said. He also said he enjoys playing with his cousin, McKala Needham. “He’s very independent,” his mother Andrea Needham said.

Dakota waits to be put back into the game Oct. 1 at the Carterville Soccer Fields with fellow teammate Luke Stritzel, left, and assistant coach Chris Culp. Dakota said he wants to be both a soccer coach and a police

officer when he grows up. Dakota made the All-Star Traveling Team for his division Oct. 11. Dan Turnquist, Dakota’s coach, said though he was in the top five for talent, he was No. 1 in terms of effort.

Pictured left: McKala Needham, 10, left, helps her cousin, Dakota Needham, right, put away dishes Sept. 30 in Dakota’s Cambria home.

Andrea Needham said McKala stays with them during the week but often stays with her mother Heather Needham on the weekends.

Pictured above: Dakota Needham, left, eats lunch during a cousin’s birthday party Oct. 1 at his Cambria home. Despite

complications with Dakota’s extended family, his mother said they try to get together as much as possible.


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Libra â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Others are looking for your leadership in the reigning confusion. Listen to someone who tells the truth. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know it when you hear it. Take charge.

Capricorn â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is an 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rely on partnership today to create results and reach the next level. Share your dynamic vision, and inspire your team to build momentum.

Taurus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Three minutes of silence in the morning helps you prepare for the noisy rollercoaster day ahead. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find it easier to concentrate and make decisions.

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Salukis show their skill during Maroon Madness


laying as a child, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always the best player out there, but I tried to outwork the next person. If you work hard, then the advantages a person could have against you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jeff Early junior guard

AKEEM GLASPIE Daily Egyptian The men and women of the Saluki basketball program put on a show for fans with the Maroon Madness scrimmage and finished with a meet-and-greet and autograph session. For the 2010-11 basketball season, both programs had underwhelming finishes. The SIU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team had a final record of 13-19, while the women's ended 2-28. Madness was a chance for fans to get a first look at members of both teams. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event at the SIU Arena began with an introduction of both teams and an intrasquad scrimmage that consisted of two 10-minute halves. While the scrimmage showed little defensive intensity, multiple players on the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team used the game to make noteworthy dunks and long-range shots from behind the three-point line. Sophomore guard Diamond Taylor stood out as a familiar face from last season. Although he is on suspension for violating team rules, Taylor made several threepointers and transition dunks during the scrimmage.


Brody Long, 6, of Marion, has a photograph signed by senior guard Justin Bocot Saturday during Maroon Madness at the SIU Arena. The event was a way for fans to get the first look at new team members, as well as

make connections with players during an autograph session following the scrimmages. The first SIU menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball game is 2:05 p.m. Oct. 30 against University of Illinois-Springfield at the SIU Arena.

He said he looks forward to the possibility of becoming a standout player this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely feel like I have something to prove,â&#x20AC;? Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hungry and I feel like this can be my breakout year.â&#x20AC;? Another player who displayed his ability was newcomer junior guard Jeff Early. With several high-flying dunks, Early displayed his athleticism and made high-energy plays during the scrimmage. Early said he plans to

handling skills and an ability to finish at the rim, while Setty displayed his lethal shooting touch from the three-point range and his ability to score at the post. The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team took the court after the men and continued fast-paced basketball. Led by sophomore point guard and team captain Brooke LeMar, the Salukis looked to keep up the tempo and score baskets in transition, said head coach Missy Tiber.

bring effort to the Salukis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing as a child, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always the best player out there, but I tried to outwork the next person,â&#x20AC;? Early said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you work hard then the advantages a person could have against you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter.â&#x20AC;? Other newcomers showcased for the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team during the scrimmage were freshman guard Josh Swan and versatile freshman Treg Setty. Swan showed off his ball

When the Salukis scored in half-court sets, it often looked to score inside with sophomore center CiCi Shannon and freshman center Alexus Patterson. Junior guard Teri Oliver added several three-point shots, which is what Tiber said the Salukis look to work on.

Akeem Glaspie can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.

Saluki swimmers fall short to former champion Bears AKEEM GLASPIE Daily Egyptian Both the men and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SIU swimming and diving teams came up short against reigning conference champions, despite seven first-place finishes in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meet. Missouri State welcomed the Salukis for conference competition and defeated the SIU men 132-111 and the women 132109. While neither SIU team was victorious, senior Steve Wood said he saw team improvements during the meet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They always bring their best competition, whether we go there or they come here,â&#x20AC;? Wood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This time they beat us, but (coach) Rick (Walker) did a good job of making sure and that no one gave up.â&#x20AC;?


ou canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just workout for a month and think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in shape. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the part of the season where we go after it. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re breaking down the body and increasing their strength, power and agility. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Scott Olson assistant coach

Entering their fifth meet of the year, assistant coach Scott Olson said the team performed well despite its mid-season fatigue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just workout for a month and think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in shape,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the part of the season where we go after it. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re breaking down the body and increasing their strength, power and agility.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore Isabela Castro, who finished first in the 200yard butterfly at 2:05.38, said she noticed her body felt heavy while

she was in the water, but her selfmotivation got her through. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to put it in our minds to get through,â&#x20AC;? Castro said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always tell myself, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m awesome, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going do to your best today,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I was able to swim really well.â&#x20AC;? The Salukis also secured first-place finishes from junior Kirsten Groome in the 1000yard freestyle at 10:08.01 and the 500-yard freestyle at 5.:00.88. Sophomore Luisa Silveira won the 50-yard freestyle, and freshman Hannah Pinion won the 200-yard

individual medley. While the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team did not perform as well as the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, it too had a close match against MSU. Senior Matt Parsons won the 200-yard freestyle at 1:41.32, and freshman Calvin Kolar placed first in the 200-yard freestyle at 2:08.10. Senior Csaba Gercsak finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:37.92, while freshman Caleb Coots came in fourth with a time of 10:04.24. Missouri State sophomore Jared

Roberts won the event with a time of 9:37.47. Despite suffering its first loss of the season, Olson said he is proud of how team members handle themselves at this point in the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What was really fun to watch on both sides was that even though they were swimming tired they swam competitively,â&#x20AC;? Olson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel that even while being tired and working on our skill, they are still swimming smart and not backing down. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we love to see the most.â&#x20AC;? The Salukis return to the water Oct. 28 as the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team hosts Missouri University of Science and Technology at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium.

Akeem Glaspie can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 269.

Daily Egyptian 10/18/11  

The Daily Egyptian for October 18th, 2011