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Carson Cates, right, a Decenmber SIU graduate, and Ashley McTavish, of Elgin, observe artwork Friday during the 17th annual Love at the Glove exhibit at the Glove Factory. One of the featured artists, Alexis Kimbrell, a senior from Albion studying art, said the display encourages artists of all media to explore different paths they may not usually take with their art. “You can do everything and not be judged,” Kimbrell said. See page 3 for the story.

MATT DARAY Despite Pope Benedict XVI’s recent retirement announcement, Carbondale’s faithful Catholics say they are positive for the religion’s future. Benedict XVI, who announced his retirement Monday, became the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. Father Larry Lemay, SIU Newman Catholic Student Center chaplain, said followers should pray and trust the church to choose a new leader. “After all is said and done, it’s the College of Cardinals that elect a pope, and we just have to rely on their sound wisdom,” he said.


A new report might cause students to double check their vegetables. A Center for Disease Control study found leafy greens such as spinach, lettuce and kale to be the leading cause of foodborne illnesses from 1998 to 2008. According to the study, these vegetables caused 23 percent of reported illnesses. While a Princeton Review report found low health-code scores at universities such as Hampton University and Fordham University, SIU officials say the university’s facilities and preparation process is fine. Philip Reed, a chef at Trueblood Dining

Lemay said the Newman Center will not be affected because the church is not solely dependent on one person to function unless something drastic happens such as the revision of church doctrine. Lemay said he applauds the pope for having courage to admit his inability to perform his duties because of age, he said. Father Bob Flannery, pastor of Carbondale’s St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, said he thinks the pope’s resignation was a smart move, as Benedict XVI was the fourth oldest ever elected. “He knows health-wise and age-wise he just couldn’t give it as much as he’d like to, and he knows that the church deserves better than that,” he said. “I think it is wise

and I think a good precedent for future popes to realize that it doesn’t need to be until death.” Flannery said he thinks the church needs to find a balanced leader. “A balance is always important, that we’re not just looking at reactionary types of leaders in anything, that there is a balance that respects the tradition of the church but also is aware of the needs of the present church to society,” he said. “It doesn’t mean we give up any of our principles, but that we are a compassionate church and are reaching out to all of its members.”

Hall, said each dining hall staff member takes extensive food-cleaning and preparation training when they are hired. “Any produce can cause illness if it’s not stored, cleaned and prepared properly,” he said. “In my 20 years of working here, I’ve never once known of an illness occur from the food in the dining halls.” Reed said each dining hall uses the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point management system, which instructs the staff on proper ways to handle potentially hazardous foods such as poultry and dairy. All dining hall food comes from approved federal- and state- inspected sources, he said, and the staff washes the food again despite a prewash before any bagging or

shipping. Patricia Griffin, a CDC foodborne disease expert, said the study’s results should not deter leafy-green consumption but rather motivate people to be more cautious to maintain proper food conditions prior to eating. “Eating (greens) is important to a healthy diet because they can reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke and cancer,” Griffin said. “However, they should be kept refrigerated, away from bacteria and never eaten after the expiration date in order to ensure safety.”

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Student voices were heard during a State of the Black Student town hall meeting. A five-student advocate panel and university officials gathered to discuss concerning issues such as campus safety, diversity, involvement and retention. Event coordinators Dorissa White, a junior from Chicago studying social work, and Demetrios Layne, a junior from Itasca studying physical education, said they wanted students to come together to bring students’ realities and issues to light in hope of realistic and fair solutions. Chancellor Rita Cheng said she hopes meetings similar to Wednesday night’s become tradition. “One of the questions we might want to pose as administrative staff is ‘How can we be more receptive?’ We have open door policies, but how can we expand them to be more open door?” she said. “This is all about making SIU the very best place it can be.” Students used the meeting to express campus safety concerns, targeting the fall semester’s two bomb threats as well as the Dec. 2 Brush Towers fight. “It’s not so much about whether or not I feel safe. It’s about ‘How safe do I feel?’” said panelist Rashionda Carlisle, an undecided freshman from Belleville. “With residence hall incidents, senior staff (and) hall directors, I understand that they have a lot on their plate already, but what are they doing to make sure that these things aren’t reoccurring?” Panelist Benjamin Smith, a sophomore from Riverdale studying public relations, said prevention is the key. Students and staff should realize SIU is not the only school that experiences violent acts, he said, so everyone should start to examine why they occur and how to prevent them. “Doing research, what I’ve come to find out is that most of the time violence occurs because of poverty,” he said. “Maybe it’s because of enrollment and the process of who we are letting in and where are they coming from. Ideas like that might help us prevent violence instead of trying to find solutions afterwards.” Panelist Ore Macaulay, an undecided graduate student from Aurora, said the university’s Polar Bear water stations prove staffs interest in student safety, but she questions whether the same treatment is given to all student populations. “There are events being held when the police are ready and waiting,” she said. “A lot of times you are going to find issues when you look for them. I just feel as though, if the Carbondale police and DPS are going to ensure the safety, can we have it blanketed, have it color blind (and) have it on all events?” However, Smith said students should remember their obligation to keep the campus safe as well. “We have to make sure that we don’t give them a reason to do any of those things,” he said. “We have to be responsible adults and be better as a community and grow and make sure we look out for each other.” Peter Gitau, associate vice chancellor for student life and intercultural relations, said the administration has already taken steps to address the panel’s concerns. “Students can expect to see continuing changes in programs and these views,” he said. “You can’t have a town hall meeting like this and leave and expect that nothing gets done.” Please see MEETING | 2



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According to the university’s website, the university has more than 400 Registered Student Organizations. The panel was also asked about their outlook on these RSOs. Nicolette Shegog, a junior from Chicago studying journalism, said it was difficult to find her place at the university as a transfer from a junior college. Shegog said her first semester at the university was not what she anticipated. “As a transfer student who was excited about coming to this university, I have been very disappointed,” she said. “I had to go out of my way to find the opportunities that are offered for me to get involved, and that’s a problem.” Macaulay and Carlisle agreed RSO involvement gave them a sense of belonging on campus. “Being a part of these organizations with people such as students who have gone through that same path helped me as far as where I’m at now,” Layne said. “As far as retention, yes, being involved in RSOs has kept me here.” Provost John Nicklow said everything the panel addressed benefited the university. “I think it’s wonderful for the community, us, faculty, administrators, everyone to hear viewpoints in such an open meeting,” he said. “Any time we can come together and share our concerns, ideas, suggestions, it makes us a tighter and better community.” Aside from campus involvement, the panel encouraged students to take the initiative to embrace the city. “Be willing to get out of your comfort zone and of SIU and get to know people in the community because they can help you,” Shegog said. “You’ll be surprised at what they can do for you before Southern can do it for you because we have a budget as well.” Layne said he is a Carbondale

High School football coach, and his involvement has made the university his home away from home. “I have gone out and taken the initiative to make sure that my opportunities and network is met not only through the university but where I’m at,” he said. “I feel that there are more learning experiences outside of the classroom, so embracing the community is essential.” Community members attended the meeting as well. Joseph Josen, a Carbondale City Council candidate, said campus and community dialogue is essential to assist students with their networking base. “SIU is the lifeline here, and we don’t want a bad reputation between the students and the residents because it’s hindering attendance,” he said. “I’m proud of our university, and Carbondale is a good place to live.” The student panel also addressed concerns such as dining hall hours, textbook prices and potentially merging University College and the Center for Exploratory Student Advisement. Cheng said in her closing comments that she is impressed with the panel as well as the university’s growth. “This is the kind of feedback we need because we’re not perfect as an institution,” she said. “We’ll never be perfect, but we can learn a lot from the experiences of students.” Gitau said he felt the meeting was very productive, and hearing student opinions gives off a sense of urgency and makes the issues less vague. “The majority of the time was not administrators talking at students, but it was students responding and sometimes challenging each other,” he said. “To me, it’s a demonstration and a sign that our students are learning and are engaged in issues, problem solving.” Kayli Plotner can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 257.



University artists let their work bare all Friday night. The Glove Factory’s 17th annual Valentine’s week, titled “Love at the Glove,” featured erotic art but was less explicit than last year’s event, organizer Adam Turl said. Turl, a senior from Carbondale studying art, said the 2012 exhibit allowed viewers to shave a female participant’s nude body and wear sensual clothing. This year, he said, the event focused more on erotic art displays. He said art should depict topics such as sex because it is made to express American culture. “I believe in free speech, and I don’t see there’s anything wrong with sex ... It’s nothing to be ashamed about,”



Carbondale residents and students of different religions have varied church progression opinions. Desmond Frost, a sophomore from Yorkshire, England, studying law, said he understands the pope’s eventual retirement. “As a conservative Catholic, I have had high hopes for (Benedict XVI),” he said. “I think he’s brought the church back to its more renaissance roots, but he does have health problems. He does have a pacemaker.” Frost said the situation is strange, though, because popes usually don’t resign. However, he said he does not




exuality is a large part. It’s not the only part, or even the main part, about being alive, but it’s a huge part of human existence. If artwork is going to reflect human existence, it should reflect those (sexual) things.

he said. “Sexuality is a large part. It’s not the only part, or even the main part, about being alive, but it’s a huge part of human existence. If artwork is going to reflect human existence, it should reflect those (sexual) things.” Turl said the event is otherwise the same it has ever been because it’s designed to be less serious than other art shows the Glove Factory features. Alexis Kimbrell, a senior from Albion studying art, displayed three art pieces. One, titled “Quarter

— Adam Turl senior from Carbondale studying art

Moon,” features a bathing, nude woman; another, titled “Snake Charmer,” features a topless woman with a snake wrapped around her. To create “Snake Charmer,” Kimbrell said one of her friends was photographed with a snake wrapped around her. However, her friend couldn’t stay in position long enough to be sketched, so Kimbrell took photographs and then sketched the picture, she said. Kimbrell said her third piece, titled

“Goodnight, Irene,” features two bikiniclad women, portrayed by her friends, with a unique story behind its name. “I was not sure what to name the piece, so I started to put on some records to let (the drawing’s participants) relax and kind of relax my mind,” she said. “I put a Johnny Cash album on, and the first song was ‘Goodnight, Irene.’ I felt Johnny Cash was talking to me.” After the drawing process, Kimbrell colored the picture with charcoal and


think people are spiritual, and I still think there are quite a few that believe in the role of the church and religion in terms of helping to guide them not just as individuals, but also as a body of believers as we try to make a difference in the world and society. — Father Bob Flannery pastor of Carbondale’s St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

think this is the church’s end. He said it is admirable for the pope to admit he is only human when he is told otherwise by nearly the entire religion. Laura Becerra, a Carbondale resident and SIU graduate, said the pope’s announcement was a surprise, but it is an opportunity for the church to diversify. “It’d be nice to have some more diversity, maybe someone with a Latin background,” she said. “Just somebody

with a different background would be nice to see.” As the Catholic Church faces numerous scandals, Lemay said he believes faith still matters — even to younger individuals. “I don’t know how it manifests itself, but I think from just a short period of time here I’ve found a number of college students whose faith really is very relevant to them and very important to them,” he said.

Flannery said many people still see faith as an important part of their lives. “I think people are spiritual, and I still think there are quite a few that believe in the role of the church and religion in terms of helping to guide them not just as individuals, but also as a body of believers as we try to make a difference in the world and society,” he said. Flannery said college students packed St. Xavier’s Ash Wednesday mass, which

pastels to give the picture black and white overtones, she said. Another artist, Craig Ross, a senior from Springfield studying art, displayed a wood-cut image of Justin Timberlake’s face, called “Bringing Back Sexy.” The illustration was less sensual than the other art pieces being shown; Ross said he wanted to create something more erotic but ran into scheduling conflicts. Bronte Lavay, a sophomore from Schaumburg studying art, said it was her first time at “Love at the Glove” and she didn’t think the event was offensive. The event was appropriately sexual and met her expectations, she said. Anthony Pickens can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 254

is a trend he sees every year. Frost said he isn’t a perfect person, but he believes religion is important. “If we get a new pope in with the proper ideology and the proper philosophical stance on where the church stands contemporarily, I think that would be amazing,” he said. Joe Fry, an Agnostic Carbondale local, said he thinks religion should still be important to everyone, including children. “It may not be as important as it used to be, but it should be important still to the youth,” he said. Matt Daray can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 255.



Let’s talk about expectations. Action-movie bars are often times set very low. Give us explosions, give us fight scenes, and we’re satiated. As critics, this creates a dilemma. How exactly does one judge the film? Is it based on whether the film delivers the good, or can we still hold it to the same standard as “Argo?” The first four “Die Hard” films featured Bruce Willis’ character, John McClane, in the wrong place at the right time. He used ingenuity and wit to face a variety of terrorists. He was foul-mouthed and used a gun to his advantage. McClane defined ’80s action, and the tradition carried over into the ’90s and even into the new millennium. The new film follows McClane as he heads to Russia to find his son, who was arrested for murder, and quickly realizes he is way in over his head as his son reveals he is a CIA agent tasked to stop a terrorist from stealing weaponsgrade uranium. But does the standard hold up as the writers struggle for new McClane scenarios? Should we give the movie leeway? Karsten Burgstahler: Absolutely not. “A Good Day to Die Hard” is a passible action flick, but I expected a lot more given McClane’s history. The film lacks wit, and McClane is left with very few witticisms. Jai Courtney as McClane’s son is so stiff that any possible father-son dynamic is destroyed


from their first screen time together. Also, characters yell “shut up” at each other. This is an R-rated action movie, and we’re censoring dialogue? McClane used to be free to say whatever he wanted. Even though the film reverted back to an R rating after “Live Free or Die Hard” earned a PG-13, the only difference seems to be McClane’s ability to say his signature line in its foulmouthed glory. Austin Flynn: Even his “yippee ki yay” seemed unimpressive to me. Out of all the aging ’80s action stars who have recently played in movie, I respect Bruce Willis the most. However, that does not change his age and how that translates on screen. After the third jab at Willis’ age, I was just downright depressed for the guy and his franchise. The dialogue was dull, the action scenes were confusing and the movie was boring to follow. Nothing in that makes a great action movie. It pains me to say this, but I think this movie style is a thing of the past just like Willis’ action days. “A Good Day to Die Hard” didn’t even have a fitting villain, and that is one key ingredient to make any great action movie. KB: The villain! Thank you! “Die Hard” had an incredible villain in Alan Rickman’s Hans Grueber. The banter between McClane and the lead villain was a key “Die Hard” trait, and this film stays away from a solid villain. The plot is so convoluted, and the villains so bland, that frankly viewers become numb to it so much that it hits with a whimper, not a bang. The CGI explosions are curiously wimpy, too. McClane has always been an action superhero, but he was often bruised up and was always human. Here, some of the stunts he pulls off are simply inhuman and over the top. In their attempt to deliver classic action, the writers overshot their target by a mile. for the rest of the story go to




Simons defeated Laird 6-1, 6-4 and sophomore Gisela Cairo Baza won her match 6-2, 6-4 to help SIU complete the sweep of the Panthers. Lee said heightened practice intensity has improved each player’s game tremendously. “Sometimes, we just get into a lull and can’t win any points because we aren’t pumped up enough,” she said. “But in practice, we have been playing each other very competitive, and I think that helped everybody win today.” Coach Audra Nothwehr said she was pleased with her team’s singles play, but it needs to improve its doubles play. “The girls are losing their positioning because they are getting defensive and not attacking,” Nothwehr said. “Whatever is the cause of that, we need to fix it fast.” She also said the Salukis’ depth is what separates them from other



After the Bears cut the SIU lead to 2 points, senior guard T.J. Lindsay hit a crucial 3-pointer with nine minutes left in the game. The Salukis used the momentum from the timely basket to take their lead to the game’s end. Hinson said the improved play from Lindsay allows the Salukis to have a legitimate two-pronged attack.


Junior tennis player Korey Love hits the ball Saturday at Sports Blast during a doubles tennis match with her partner junior Anita Lee. The Salukis swept the Eastern Illinois Panthers 7-0, with an 8-5 victory from Lee and Love. talented teams. “Some teams are top-heavy,” she said. “Eastern has a really good one, two, and three punch, but we’re a good team from top to bottom. We aren’t even playing everyone in the same spots all the

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“T.J. is our best 3-point shooter, and we need to figure that out as a staff and as a team,” Hinson said. “We’re not a good perimeter team, but when we get the ball inside, we’re starting to do some things.” The Salukis look to continue their

— Barry Hinson head coach SIU men’s basketball hot play when they face Creighton Tuesday in Omaha, Neb. Demario Phipps-Smith can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 256.






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Salukis take third at championships JACK ROBINSON Daily Egyptian SIU’s women’s swimming and diving team placed nine athletes on the All-conference team and finished third overall in the weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference championships. Women’s swimming ended the competition with a score of 721 points. Junior Pam Benitez, junior Shailey Brumley, freshman Esther Chen, sophomore Holly Johnson, sophomore Hannah Pinion, junior Luisa Silveira, freshman Morgan Timms, freshman Helena Amorim and Sherry Zhang performed well enough to earn All-Conference honors. The team also included eight honorable mention AllConference athletes in junior Rachael Barry, senior Anna Beeck, junior Isabela Castro, sophomore Charlotte Davies, senior Kirsten Groome, senior Melissa Larocque, freshman Katy Ovington, and junior Brittany Weigel. Coach Rick Walker said he was happy with the team’s swimming during the competition, but he wanted it to place higher. “Naturally we wanted to try and take Illinois State, but things had to fall our way,” he said. “Things didn’t work out how we had planned, but I am very proud of how our girls swam. It’s easy to stay on top, but it’s hard to move up a place.” Timms said she was pleased with how well her team did, and her team’s support helped her in the meet. “We were all expecting to go really fast and I am pretty happy with how well we all did. It’s a lot easier when you have your teammates standing behind you for finals,” she said. “When you look and see your whole team cheer for you, it’s really a huge inspiration.” Junior Pam Benitez won the mile freestyle, which was her first conference title of the


Junior swimmer Carly Schlupp competes Saturday during the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. Schlupp competed in the women’s 200-yard butterfly finals in the first heat and finished with a time of 2 minutes, 15.13 seconds. SIU placed third with a final score of 721 points. Missouri State placed first with 897 points. weekend. She also played contributed to the 200-yard freestyle relay team, which won its event with a time of 1 minute 33.18 seconds and featured Brumley, Johnson, Benitez and Silveira. Benitez also placed second in the 500yard freestyle at 4:59.33 in the finals. Pinion said it motivates her during races when she knows another teammate is competing well. “It’s really exciting to know a teammate is doing so well, it is kind of like a domino effect,”

she said. “Once one person does well the whole team seems to join in,” she said. Walker said Benitez influences the team like a professional athlete. “When I think of Pam, It’s like watching a pro basketball or pro football player,” he said. “You can see them, and they will perform at their very best every time they can. She does the right things and works very hard.” The Salukis finished their 2013 season with two meet wins and, Walker said he couldn’t

be more proud of his team’s performance this year. “They weren’t only one of the best teams in terms of athletics, but they also excelled in the classroom,” he said. “They are getting some much deserved rest and will be set to go for next year.” Jack Robinson can be reached at or 533-3611 ext. 269.


Tennis sweeps Hinson, team start winning at Sports Blast conference streak at home DEMARIO PHIPPS-SMITH Daily Egyptian After competitive doubles play, the SIU women’s tennis team easily defeated Eastern Illinois in singles to sweep Saturday’s matchup. The Saluki No.1 doubles team, composed of seniors Melanie Delsart and Anastacia Simons, beat Eastern’s top duo, Merritt Whitley and Janelle Prinser, 8-6. Delsart struggled against EIU’s hard-hitting players, but her partner’s consistent play paced them to a swift victory. Simons said it’s her responsibility to step up when Delsart isn’t in top form. “Our opponents played us pretty tough today,” she said. “Mel didn’t play as good as we’re used to, but we still managed to win points close to the net and we didn’t make many unforced errors.” Sophomore Natasha Tomishima and senior Jennifer Dien breezed past the Panther’s Ali Foster and Kristen Laird 8-2 at the third team slot. Junior Anita Lee and senior Korey Love were victorious over Sephora Boulbahaiem

and Hannah Kimbrough 8-5 at the No. 2 spot. Lee spiked a shot past the EIU team for the match point and communicated well with Love when their strategy needed changes. Lee said Eastern Illinois was able to get points from their power, but SIU won because of venue familiarity. “It always helps to play in front of our fans and supporters,” she said. “We were used to the speed of indoor play because we practice here all the time in the Sports Blast. After we settled down, we realized that we can hit just as hard as them.” The team battled through doubles play but faced less resistance in singles and dominated with wins in all six positions. Delsart disposed of Prinser 6-2, 6-1 as the No. 1 matchup. Lee was locked into a tough duel with Whitley and narrowly escaped with the victory, 6-7 (0-3), 6-1, 7-5. At the No. 3 and four slots, Tomishima and Dien won 7-5, 7-5 and 6-1, 7-6 (3-0) respectively. Please see TENNIS | 5

DEMARIO PHIPPS-SMITH Daily Egyptian The Saluki men’s basketball team won two consecutive games in the Missouri Valley conference For the first time this season. SIU has played its best defense recently and held the Missouri State Bears to just 3-16 on shots from 3-point range during Saturday night’s victory. Senior guard Jeff Early continued his scorching play as he contributed with clutch shots and high energy in a 20-point effort for the Dawgs. Fellow senior guard Anthony Downing tried his best to keep the Bears within striking distance, but his 20 points were not enough to overcome a balanced attack from Southern Illinois as the Salukis won 62-54. Missouri State coach and SIU alumnus Paul Lusk said the Saluki big men’s interior play made the difference between two similar teams. “I think Dantiel Daniels, the former All-freshman, is playing a

lot better and he’s getting healthy,” he said. “I think SIU is just like us in how they have their backs to the wall and how they have to grind for each win.” SIU’s offense was effective in feeding the ball into the post and scoring in the paint. Despite being short-statured team, the Salukis scored 26 points on the Bears. 6-foot-5 sophomore forward Dantiel Daniels connected on three of four shots from close range and added four offensive rebounds. The established inside game for SIU allowed it to get clean looks for jump shots. Junior guard Desmar Jackson said Early’s shooting stroke was essential to the team’s success. “Jeff’s jumper was money tonight,” he said. “A lot of attention was given to me tonight, so I was looking (to pass) to my teammates.” Jackson changed from his usual roles high-volume shooter and prolific scorer to the team’s facilitator as he led the Salukis with a game-high four assists. The

junior transfer scored 11 points and went 3-4 on free-throw attempts but missed all four of his 3-point field-goal attempts. Jackson said coach Barry Hinson doesn’t want the team to take unnecessary longrange shots. The first-year Saluki coach adjusted his game plan in the second half, and SIU attacked the rim to score 14 points from the free-throw line. Hinson said his players’ tendency to attempt erratic shots concerns him. “First, Jeff comes down and tries to hit an NBA-like shot,” he said. “Then Anthony (Beane, Jr.) takes an early shot with 26 seconds left on the shot clock.” Although Early’s off-balanced shooting style is unorthodox, MSU defenders left him space to shoot and he made open jump shots all night. The senior grabbed just three rebounds on the night, but redeemed himself with three steals and perfect shooting from the freethrow line (4-4). Please see STREAK | 5

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Daily Egyptian February 18, 2013

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