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Staff council to expand leadership KARSTEN BURGSTAHLER Daily Egyptian

Membership on the Administrative Professional Staff Council could soon grow by at least five employees. The council voted Wednesday to move forward with discussions to revamp its membership. Presently, 13 members serve on the board. The preliminary proposal change would not only up that number to 18 but give constituency groups more council members based on population, similar to the U.S. House of Representatives. As the council is still in the development process, the document can be changed any way the members see fit, council chair Kathy Jones said. “I kind of feel like we’re stuck,” Jones said. “I’m tired of being stuck. I’d like to try something new, and so long as we give people notice, and we’re not disenfranchising (them) — in fact, we’re enfranchising people.” Right now, the members are coming from random groups and when one reaches term’s end, another may come in but not represent the same employees. For instance, a graduate school employee representative could replace an athletics representative, leaving unequal representation on the board. The preliminary proposed shift would give each of eight sectors proportional representations of approximately one member per 30 staff members. For example, the two largest sectors: education (92 members) and provost, library chief administration officer (91 members) would each receive three representatives. Jones said policies would have to be made regarding groups which fall awkwardly between intervals of 30, such as the chancellor/vice chancellor for development/system sector (45 members). As the council’s annual elections will seat new members in May, the members needed to decide whether to pursue these changes or wait until the next election cycle. Councilman Don Castle suggested the discussion wait until the fall after the new members are seated. “If I’m going to change (member’s terms) or change the group they represent or anything like that, it kind of voids the election that we just had that was built on the representation that we currently have … that’s why I say put it in the fall,” he said. But the councilmembers did agree a change needed to be made. Councilman Rod Sievers said the policy needed to be brought up to date quickly and suggested each sector have at least two representatives. “I think it’s been so long since the structure of the university changed anyway,” Sievers said. “We are way behind in updating our procedures here. I think we should do it right away.” Jones said she would be more apt to delay the process if the group were in the process of reducing membership and needed to make sensitive decisions. In other business items, the council began discussions concerning AP staff involvement in UCOL classes and heard an update from Desire2Learn specialist J.P. Dunn, who informed the council on changes to the Mobile Dawg tablets and gave a progress report on the university’s migration from Gmail to Office. Dunn said the transition may not be complete until December, as the university has not yet notified retired employees their emails are being moved. Karsten Burgstahler can be reached at, on Twitter @kburgstahler_DE or by phone at 536-3311 ext. 254.

Diversity more than a fad See Pg 5


Mel Goot, of Goreville, right, and Ron Coulter, a senior lecturer of percussion, improvisation and jazz studies, perform Feb. 13 at the Newell House Grotto Lounge in Carbondale. Joining Goot and Coulter was bassist Jim Wall, a senior lecturer of radio, television, and digital media. The three have performed as a trio for a little more than a year and perform live jazz at 7 p.m. every Thursday at the Newell House Grotto Lounge. Please see GROTTO · 8

ATC makes hiring revisions ADIE APPLEGATE Daily Egyptian New revisions in the air traffic control hiring process could level the playing field for SIU students. The Federal Aviation Administration announced new revisions for the air traffic control hiring process for 2014. Applicants can have a four-year degree in aviation management or aviation technologies, three years of work experience or a combination of the two. Previously, air traffic controllers were required to graduate from a Collegiate Training Initiative or schools near a

major air traffic control center to apply. Chairperson and professor of aviation management and flight David Newmyer said the revisions could positively affect SIU students. “Before, students had to be graduate students of a CTI-approved school, and SIU has never been approved for numerous reasons,” he said. “Now that they are accepting students who are not graduates of CTI schools, it will level the playing field for SIU students who apply.” Newmyer said students graduating from SIU with a bachelor’s degree will no longer spend time or money attending a CTI school.

Austin Kinley, a senior from Naperville studying aviation management, applied for an ATC position and graduated from a CTI school prior to attending the university. Kinley said the revisions have both positives and negatives. “It will bring more applicants, but those who went through CTI now have to wait behind everyone else,” he said. The Federal Aviation Administration still encourages applicants to earn a degree, but it is not required. Newmyer said students should still stay to finish their degree. Please see ATC · 2

Library classes now cutting edge ZACH MCGINNIS Daily Egyptian The traditional classroom may become extinct given the popularity of the new renovations to Morris Library. From the projector screens to the desks, everything seems to be designed to make life easier for the math students shuffling into the room. The only familiar items in the entire classroom may be the standard SIU wall clock and the trash receptacle next to the door. Math Lecturer Rob Dean teaches three

sections of MATH 108 in the classroom with about 35 students per class. Dean said he used to be constrained by a classroom with textbooks and chalkboards, but is now taking full advantage of the new tools at his disposal. The room features a black touch screen which acts as a control center for the room. There are outlets about every 20 feet, with outlet hubs in the floor that run down the center of the classroom. USB ports, HDMI ports and a port to connect laptops are built into the wall.

Grammatik review See Pg 2

Each desk is designed to allow students optimal mobility, almost like an office chair/school desk hybrid. The desk itself is on rollers, allowing the desk to move anywhere in the classroom. Each seat and writing surface is on a swivel to allow student’s free range of movement. Two adjacent walls have projectors and two opposite walls have glass boards for dry-erase markers. Please see VIRTUAL · 2

Aaron vs. Athletes See Pg 8


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Gramatik ushers in new age of electronic music KYLE SUTTON Daily Egyptian Before Denis Jasarevic, aka Gramatik, comes to Carbondale in April, fans have a chance to hear his latest work. The artist begins his U.S. and European spring tour on March 28, with a stop April 10 at Copper Dragon to hype his new album, “The Age of Reason.” Gramatik combines his older instrumental style with modern basslaced electronic production on the album, his eighth studio release since 2008. The album heads off on a rhythmic exploration, traveling through space and time, hitting all of the elements of the Slovenian-born producer’s musical background. The old school blues, jazz and funk beats keep the songs soulful

while modern-day electronic samples take the audience on a turbulent ride to a dark dub and bass-infused destination. The artist’s darker side emerges immediately on “Brave Men,” combining a deep bass line with a slow hip-hop drumbeat. Two guitars fill in the rest of the open space to produce an ominous instrumental tune. Around the middle of the song, the beat takes a turn and electronic synths take over, dubbing the song out while including voice samples from featured artist Eskobar. Next up, “Tortune” livens the mood with a funky upbeat collaboration of synths and a rocking guitar rift by Soulive and Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno. The song holds together the essence of the album, providing a perfect mixture of soulful instrumentals with modern



Each projector is used to display lessons and texts the teacher can both refer to and write on using smart notebook technology and a stylus. Dean said he roams from projector to marker board to smart notebook and still has plenty of room for the students to sit. “We’ve come a long way, in a good way,” he said. Lecturer Krystal Caronongan also teaches four sections of MATH 108 and said she considers herself to be tech savvy. Instead of using the smart notebook, as does Dean, she syncs her own personal iPad with the

electronic ideals. The third song, “Bluestep,” focuses more on the dirtier side of the producer’s repertoire, providing the deep bass present in his more recent musical endeavors. Collaborating with Lowtemp record label artist ILLUMNTR, “Control Room Before You” continues this type of heavy bass driven production later in the album. Moving forward, we come to “Pardon my French.” This song captures the true musical production talents of Gramatik. It brings an up-beat tempo using synthesizers. But as fast as the vibrations brighten, the next song, “We Used to Dream,” brings the lights down, beginning with a piano sample and a subtle drumbeat. The album continues along this roller coaster ride of tempos until we reach

projector and laptop, and uses it to make notes on lesson text. “This is so much easier. I mean with a chalkboard setting, there’s so much extra writing that has to be done,” she said. “Like, if you’re doing a word problem, then you have to write the whole thing out, even if they have lecture notes, just so they can see the pieces that you’re talking about. With this, I can just display it, they already have it in their notes and we can just go start solving problems.” Caronongan said she loves the new technology in the classrooms and likes how it eases some student’ burdens. “We’re trying to go paperless as much as possible and cut down on the cost of them having to buy textbooks,” she said. Dan Mussa, project director of computer-


“Faraway.” The song combines a steady bass line with a rhythmic drumbeat, featuring the voice samples of soul singer-songwriter Orlando Napier. In classic Gramatik fashion, subtle guitar fills echo throughout the song, bringing it full-circle. He finishes the album solo with two tracks in which he demonstrates that old school Gramatik sound. “No Turning Back” is a slow head-bobbing song with subtle guitar melodies in the background and strong hip-hop roots from the artist’s early career. In “It’s Just a Ride,” the producer moves from the more drumbased beats into a song relying heavily on electric guitar riffs. To show his modern style one more time, he wraps up the song with the deep bass heard in the earlier songs.

e’re trying to go paperless as much as possible and cut down on the cost of them having to buy textbooks.

—Krystal Caronongan lecturer

aided instruction, is excited about the direction the project is headed and wants to see more classrooms like the ones already in place. “We’re definitely looking towards the future with this program,” he said. Still, the classes have problems, mainly in the form of equipment not functioning properly, Caronongen said. She said such issues are few and far between. “It’s rare. Today was the first time that anything ever froze,” she said. “When we were still getting off the ground there were still


In a DAILY EGYPTIAN articled titled “Dunn front-runner for president” published February 15, it reported that the president of Western Michigan University had been a final candidate in the search. John Dunn, president of Western Michigan University, was not a candidate for president of SIU. He said Tuesday that he had been told early in the SIU search he had been nominated, but declined.


“Prime Time.” This marks a change in the album; Gramatik goes back to his roots of producing straight funk, soul and blues instrumentals laced with electronic modifications. The back end of this album shows characteristics similar to his first full-length record, “Beatz and Pieces Vol. 1.” which has deep roots in jazzy soulful music meant to provoke furious dancing. On the song “Just Jammin’ NYC,” Gramatik, with the help with his own side project Exmag, produces a futuristic guitar rhythm overlaying a simple hip-hop drumbeat. A blend of his own unique electronic style with instrumental samples keeps the listener tuned into a modernized formula of old school musicianship. Listeners get a little taste of R&B on


“Although it is not required, we recommend students stay to grow to their full potential,” he said. “The FAA will still hire those without a degree but will avoid it if they can so that the applicant can move to higher levels in his or her career.”

some technical difficulties sometimes, where one piece of the room wasn’t working so you couldn’t access the projector, but everything’s pretty much smoothed over since then.” For now, the library is being used primarily for entry-level classes but floors six and seven are still considered in the test run stage, Mussa said. Mussa said future semesters should bring expansion in terms of the number of classes held in the library and the number of students with access to the facilities as long as everything continues to run smoothly.

Kinley said students should still get their degree because the aviation management program is multifaceted. “Students here learn about different sides of the industry in that program, so even if they meet the criteria to apply they should still stay for their degree,” he said. Newmyer said the air traffic control program the university offers is top-

notch and a unique opportunity for students. “SIU has the fourth busiest en route control tower in the state and without air controllers, there would be chaos. They do a really good job here.” Visit for more information about the regulations and the school of aviation.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

District 115 candidates voice stances LUKE NOZICKA Daily Egyptian

Tony Mayville Tony Mayville is one of two Democratic candidates seeking the nomination for the 115th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. He was born in East St. Louis and has lived in Washington County for the past 30 years. Mayville worked as an underground coal miner for 28 years and was appointed director of mine safety and enforcement for the state of Illinois in March of 2003. In January of 2004, the governor’s office appointed Mayville director of Land Management in the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where he worked for seven years. In February of 2012, he became the director of Mines and Minerals at IDNR. Shortly after, he was appointed to a post in the U.S. Department of Labor as deputy assistant secretary over policy in the Mine Safety and Health Administration where he handled a budget of over $330 million. Hydraulic fracturing Mayville said he has very set views on energy. He said the state needs oil and natural gas, but has reservations about fracking. “If it’s causing earthquakes in other states, maybe we should slow down a little bit and look at this and give it a little time to study,” he said. “Is it worth the risk we’re taking to get this extra oil and extra natural gas? If it’s not that dangerous, then it’s a great thing.” He said nuclear energy is also dangerous and coal is the safest option. “We’ve got all this coal underneath us and that would create good jobs. You know for years, that’s helped carry our part of the state,” he said. Marijuana legalization Mayville said he supports the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use. He said law enforcement dollars should be redirected and used to focus on harder drugs that damage society. “I think we tend to waste too much of our policing dollars on worrying about people with marijuana, and there’s so many people around the country dying of heroin overdose right now,” he said.

Small business/workers’ compensation Mayville is in favor of workers compensation, but said there must be more effort to deter false claims. He said false claims hurt the whole system, but if a worker is actually injured on the job, they should receive workers compensation. Monetary Award Program grants Mayville said the state needs to allocate more money for MAP Grants, and cutting back on school funding is not smart. He said the government must find a fair and equitable way to finance education. He said the wealthier school districts receive a much larger amount of funding, putting poorer students at a disadvantage. “Those kids all come out of school and they all face each other off at jobs,” he said. “It’s kind of like we’re treating some of them a little unfair, in my opinion.” Affordable Care Act Mayville does not like rollout of the ACA and said it makes him nervous. He said the government could have executed several aspects differently. “If I were to write a law about insurance, I don’t know that I would have had the insurance companies sitting there helping write the law,” he said. “I don’t know that that’s the kind of thing where the fox gets to guard the henhouse or exactly what happened there.” Taxes Mayville said the state should change the way it collects income tax. “If everybody paid their fair share, then everybody’s taxes might not be as much as right now,” he said. “But too many people have loopholes and ways to get around paying the taxes that they owe. I think the whole thing needs a good revamp.” Mayville said, like other states, Illinois should put a percentage tax on every ton of coal mined. Illinois budget issues Mayville said the budget is common sense, and needs to be better managed. “I think good budgeting is very important in state government, there’s never enough dollars to go around. You really have to budget what you have and make it last,” he said. Pension Bill Mayville said the government should not have run the pension bill without negotiating with the union first. “I’m not a union member but I want people at the table that are going to stick up for the union workers and for the pension holders, and that didn’t happen,” he said. “By rewriting this pension bill and not having the union sitting at the table, you’ve split the phase for quite the bargaining, in my opinion.”

MATT DARAY Daily Egyptian

Bill Kilquist Democrat Bill Kilquist is one of the two candidates seeking the nomination for the 115 District seat in the Illinois House of RepresentativesV. As a former sheriff and police officer, Kilquist has strong opinions on the law and public safety in the district. He earned a degree from SIU before he joined the Carbondale Police Department in 1971. He left the Carbondale department with the rank of detective a decade later. In 1982, Kilquist was elected sheriff of Jackson County running as a Democrat. While serving as sheriff, the most notable cases Kilquist was involved in were John Paul Phillips and Rafael ResendezRamirez, two serial killers with more than 18 combined murders between them. On the subject of fracking, Kilquist said he still has unanswered questions and wants more information on the subject before he makes a decision. He said he is in favor of long-term sustainable jobs for the area and fracking might bring those to southern Illinois. Marijuana Kilquist said he does not have an issue with medical marijuana use but opposes recreational use and said he needs more information on why legalization would be beneficial. Kilquist thinks law enforcement should focus on other drugs because their usage is increasing. “Our main focus needs to be on the drugs at hand right now which are your methamphetamines, your crack cocaine and your heroin,” he said. “Heroin has taken a foothold like I have never seen and I think that’s what we need to be focusing our attention on.” Small business/ local economy The main issues Kilquist hears from locals, concerns jobs, pensions and taxes.

He said the 115th District has a lot to offer and keeping local labor is important. “Personally, I’m tired of seeing our good work force leave our region,” he said. “We have a lot to offer in southern Illinois but we don’t have the startup companies to fill those needs. We need to be an importer of jobs.” Kilquist said the goal is to make sure southern Illinois businesses aren’t overburdened and make sure citizens aren’t overtaxed. He said job creation needs to happen because businesses want to invest in our community, not because government forces job creation. Giving businesses incentives to come into southern Illinois needs to be monitored, Kilquist said. He said if companies take incentives then leave, the district deserves those incentives back. Illinois budget issues Kilquist said the state budget needs to be reduced every year. He said removing ineffective programs and lowering spending can accomplish this, but it will take time. The government needs to keep its promises so the people can believe in it again, Kilquist said. Pension Bill Anyone affected by pension bills should have a say in how their pensions will be impacted, Kilquist said. “They need to have a seat at the table instead of having it rammed down their throats,” he said. Monetary Award Program grants Kilquist said he supports MAP grants because they provide vital funding for students trying to further their education and that education needs to be a top priority for the state. “I think education is where it’s at,” he said. “That’s going to be how we’re going to be able to survive for these next hundreds of years, so we need to provide good education for our kids.” Affordable Care Act Kilquist said he has heard arguments both for and against the act, but thinks the issue is a national program and should only be discussed at a federal level. Matt Daray can be reached at, on Twitter @ M_D_Daray, or 534-3311 ext. 254.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Police Blotter Carbondale Police Responded to the following Incidents Thursday To the 1200 block of E. Main Street in report of a theft from vehicle. To the 300 block of E. Grand Avenue to a report of a man down emergency. To the 2300 block of Reed Station Parkway to a report of theft . To the 300 block of E. Walnut Street to a report of theft. To the 900 block of E. Main Street to a report of theft. Friday To the 700 block of S. Washington Street to a report of property damage. To the 100 block of S. Illinois Avenue to a report of an intoxicated person. To the 1300 block of Point Drive to a report of cannabis offenses. To the 200 block of Neely Drive to a report of cannabis offenses To the 800 block of W. Mill Street to a report of theft. Saturday To the 300 block of E. Grand Avenue to a report of disorderly conduct. To the 900 block of Lentz Drive to a report of cannabis offenses. To the 900 block of E. Walnut Street to a report of theft. To the 700 block of E. Grand Avenue to a report of theft. To the 500 block of W. College Street to a report of theft.

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Sunday To the 300 block of Neely Drive to a report of sexual assault. To the 700 block of S. Poplar Street to a report of harassment by telephone/imminent danger. To the 600 block of N. Carico Street to a report of breaking and entering Sunday. To the 200 block of W. Main Street to a report of assault with a deadly weapon. Details state there was a stab or gunshot wound. Monday To the 1400 block of N. Illinois Avenue to a report of theft of vehicle. To the 1000 block of Lincoln Drive to a report of bicycle theft. To the 500 block of S. University Avenue to a report of a man down emergency. Tuesday To the 200 block of S. Lewis Lane to a report of a suicide attempt. To the 700 block of S. Lewis Lane to a report of a battery. To the 800 block of W. Sycamore Street to a report of disorderly conduct. To the 1800 block of W. Main Street to a report of panhandling. To the 800 block of W. Mill Street to a report of a suicide attempt. To the 200 block of S. Illinois Avenue to a report of a suicide attempt.

Wednesday To the 400 block of W. Jackson Street to a report of a disorderly conduct .

DPS Crime Log Anthony Asare, an 18-year-old from Chicago, was arrested at Neely Hall Friday for domestic battery, theft under $500 and obstructing a police officer. Asare was transported to the Jackson County Jail. The victim, an 18 year old SIUC student did not require medical treatment. Dylan E. Pearson, a 20-year-old from Lynwood, was arrested at the Newman Center parking lot Friday for criminal damage to a vehicle. Pearson was transported to the Jackson County Jail. Kyle R. Freed, a 20 year old junior from Swansea, was arrested at the intersection of E. Grand and S. Lewis Lane Saturday for public urination. Swansea was issued a Carbondale City pay by mail citation and released. Jack E. Hightower, an 18 year old freshman from Chicago, was arrested at Warren Hall Saturday for possession of cannabis. Hightower was issued a Carbondale City pay by mail citation and released. A lost/mislaid wallet was recovered at Mae Smith Monday, minus the cash. There are no suspects.


Tough winter creates menace VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press NEW YORK — City dwellers facing one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow falling from the sky: ice tumbling from skyscrapers. The West Side Highway and several streets around New York’s new 1 World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, were closed during Wednesday’s morning rush hours when wind-blown sheets of dagger-shaped ice hit the pavement near the 1,776-foot structure — shattering potentially deadly, fastfalling projectiles. The ice attack sent frightened pedestrians running for cover. The streets reopened by midafternoon. Around the country, sidewalks around

high-rises in cities big and small have been cordoned off with yellow caution tape because of falling icicles and rock-hard chunks of frozen snow, a situation that experts warn could get worse over the next few days as a thaw sets in over much of the country. “The snow starts to melt and the liquid drips off and makes bigger and bigger icicles, or chunks of ice that break off skyscrapers,” said Joey Picca, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in New York, which has had 48.5 inches of snow since the start of the year, and several cycles of freeze and thaw. “Be very, very aware of your surroundings,” he said. “If you see ice hanging from a building, find another route. Don’t walk under hanging ice.” Some architects say newer, energyefficient high-rises may actually be making the problem worse. “They keep more heat inside, which

means the outside is getting colder and that allows more snow and ice to form,” said engineer Roman Stangl, founder of the consulting firm Northern Microclimate in Cambridge, Ontario. Stangl helps developers opt for shapes, slope angles and even colors — darker colors absorb more melting sunrays — to diminish ice formation. High-tech materials can be also be used, such as at Tokyo’s Skytree observation tower, where heaters were embedded in the glass to melt the ice. Such options are not always possible in older cities with balconies, awnings and stone details. Barry Negron said he saw ice hanging perilously off a four-story building near Rockefeller Center last month and was trying to warn other pedestrians when he was hit in the face with a sharp, footballsize chunk. Cuts across his nose and cheek required 80 stitches.


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Diversity should not be a “thing”, KIA SMITH Daily Egyptian “Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community.” - bell hooks To be honest, when it came to writing this piece, I struggled with finding the words to say. It’s hard to talk about diversity in the context of race, gender, class, sexuality, etc. without sounding like whining or pointing the finger. However, if I don’t speak now, I’ll be forced to forever hold my peace and that’s just something I don’t want to do. Diversity is a word commonly thrown around on this campus but is rarely ever practiced, unless someone has a quota to fill. To be diverse means to be of a different kind, form, character, etc. It means to be of various kinds or forms. Sure, SIU has a wide range of races on this campus. But just because there are physical bodies here does not mean that everyone’s voice is heard and everyone is accurately represented. Sure, there are events like the International Festival, and sure, since its Black History Month, there are a multitude

and conferences geared towards making everyone a iversity is a word commonly thrown around little more inclusive, this campus but is ararely practiced, unless but I don’t think they are real genuine someone has a quota to fill. efforts. If they were, — Kia Smith there would be more evidence of it. A point is to be raised: Diversity is of events happening around campus and not just some cool thing to do. Diversity the Carbondale community, but that is should not be forced to happen just not enough. because there’s a quota to be filled. Aside from the Africana Studies Diversity should not be forced to happen department, there is a lack of faculty here that because you’re afraid of getting slammed represents people of color. with affirmative action lawsuits. Many on this campus are upset when Diversity is not cultural assimilation. marginalized groups exclude us. Asking, Diversity is not cultural appropriation. well, “Why is there a need for a black, Realize the importance of different voices LGBTQ+, Hispanic, or women’s resource and different experiences. Understand the center?” Asking, “Well, why is this campus importance of variety and how that shapes not so segregated?” Maybe if this campus only this campus or community, but this entire was truly inclusive, we wouldn’t have to world as well. exclude ourselves. Because after all, diversity is not a On a predominantly white college “thing.” Diversity is a way of life. campus, I feel it is imperative to create ways to accurately represent yourself, because if you leave it up to the majority, it will never get done. Kia Smith can be contacted at Only a fool would blatantly not consider the voices and experiences of other people. Sure, on Twitter @kiaSmith_ or at there are diversity workshops and luncheons, 536-3311 ext. 268



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Thursday, February 20, 2014


C A L ENDAR EV Thursday 20 Pinch Penny Pub Pint Night

Guyan Auditorium at Morris Library 36th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Screenings Screenings begin @ 10 a.m.

Student Recreation Center Friday Fun at the Rec @ 5 - 7 p.m.

Hangar 9

Country Graves w/Acoustics Anonymous

Tres Hombres

The Storm Crows @ 10 p.m.

The Grotto Lounge

Live Jazz w/ Coulter, Goot and Wall @ 7 p.m.

Student Center

SPC Films Presents: Thor: The Dark World @ 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $2 SIU Students w/ ID $3 General Public $2 Children Bowling & Billards: Cosmic Bowling @ 8 - 11 p.m. Craft Shop: Ceramics @ 6 - 8 p.m. $30 Students, $40 Public Craft Shop: Stained Glass @ 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. $30 Students, $40 Public 29th Annual Conference on Teaching Mathematics @ 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Shryock Auditorium

Sounds of Mexico with SIU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band @ 7:30 p.m.

Guyan Auditorium at Morris Library

36th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Screenings Screenings begin @ 3:30 p.m. Visiting Artist Program: Peter London, Joining Heaven and Earth: A New School for a New Tomorrow @ 8 p.m.

Paul Simon Institute Lobby

Pizza and Politics with Robert “Bob” White @ 5 - 6 p.m.

Lawson Hall

Room 231: “Working for Justice In an Age of Mass Incarceration” Dr. Derrick Williams and guest speaker Dr. Craig Engstrom@ 7 - 9 p.m.

Moe Theater

Big Muddy Shorts @ 7:30 - 10 p.m.

Friday 21 Tres Hombres DJ Nasty Nate @ 10 p.m.

Copper Dragon Mike & Joe @ 10 p.m. $5

Hangar 9

Pokey LaFarge @ 9 p.m. $10 in advance, $14 day of


Laugh Your Butt Off Comedy Throwdown @ 9p.m. $20 in advance, $30 at the door

Rustle Hill Winery Blue Afternoon @ 6 - 9 p.m.

Von Jakob Vineyard

One More Round- A Tribute to Johnny Cash @ 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. $10 in advance, $20 at the door

Student Center

SPC Films Presents: Thor: The Dark World @ 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $2 SIU Students w/ ID $3 General Public $2 Children Southern Illinois Art Education Conference @ 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Also at ALLYN BUILDING and the UNIVERSITY MUSEUM.)

Saturday 22 Tres Hombres

American Lion @ 10 p.m.


Laugh Your Butt Off Comedy Throwdown @ 9p.m. $20 in advance, $30 at the door

Copper Dragon Hot Sauce Committee $5

Alto Vineyards Andrea Stader @ 2 - 6 p.m.

Von Jakob Vineyard B Douglas @ 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Starview Winery Swamp Tigers @ 3 - 7 p.m.

Student Center

SPC Films Presents: Thor: The Dark World @ 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $2 SIU Students w/ ID $3 General Public $2 Children

Guyan Auditorium at Morris Library 36th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Screenings Screenings begin @ 11:30 a.m.

Garden Grove Event Center SIU Men’s Tennis vs Eastern Illinois @ 1 p.m.

Sunday 23 The Grotto Lounge Home-Style Comfort Food Sunday

Blue Sky Winery Dom Wier @ 2 - 5 p.m.

Von Jakob Vineyard Chris Stone @ 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Student Center

Bowling and Billards Sunday Funday @ 1 - 5 p.m. $5 groups of 12 or more 36th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Screenings Screenings begin @ 9:30 a.m.

Monday 24 Morris Library

3rd Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium @ 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Grinnell Hall

Lower Level: Black Togetherness Organization: Tunnel of Oppression @ 5 - 9 p.m.

University Museum

Auditorium: Visiting Artist Program: Yingxue Zuo @ 7 p.m.

Student Center

Monday Night Bowling League @ 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Lesar Law Building

Screening : Fruitvale Station @ 6 p.m.


Thursday, February 20, 2014


FEB. 20 - 26

Tuesday 25

Wednesday 26

Tres Hombres

The Grotto Lounge

Student Center

Morris Library

Open Jazz Jam w/ SIU Jazz Combo @ 9 p.m.

Bowling and Billiards Food Night @ 5 - 8 p.m $8 Mackinaw: “The Enduring Need to Celebrate Black History Month� Facilitated by Mr. Phillip Howze @ 5 - 7 p.m. Craft Shop: Ceramics @ 6 - 8 p.m. $30 Students, $40 Public Secretary of State Mobile Services @ 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Walk-up Resume Critiques @ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Morris Library

3rd Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium @ 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Paul Simon Institute Lobby Pizza and Politics with Terri Bryant @ 5 - 6 p.m.

Lentz Dining Hall Room 5 : Think Science @ 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Grinnell Hall

Lower Level: Black Togetherness Organization: Tunnel of Oppression @ 5 - 9 p.m.

Lesar Law Building

Auditorium: Sexual Harassment Training @ 3 - 4 p.m.

Prime Rib Night

3rd Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium @ 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Carbondale Civic Center

Issues in Child Welfare - Here and Around the Globe 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Student Center

Bowling and Billiards Dollar Night @ 7 - 11 p.m. $1 bowling games and $1 shoe Walk-up Resume Critiques @ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kaskaskia Room: National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Civil Rights Movement @ 6 p.m. Sewina @ 5:30 - 8 p.m. Third Floor: Center for Inclusive Excellence: Honoring the Life of Nelson Mandela @ 5 - 7 p.m

Student Services Building Suite 0179: SIU Career Services Open House 4 - 7 p.m. How to Work a Job Fair @ 5 - 6 p.m.

Grinnell Hall

Lower Level: Black Togetherness Organization: Tunnel of Oppression @ 5 - 9 p.m.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Grotto jazz lights alive JAKE SAUNDERS Daily Egyptian Every Thursday evening, the sounds of jazz rise up from beneath the Newell House. The trio of Ron Coulter, Jim Wall and Mel Goot have a standing gig at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for about a year in The Grotto bar, located beneath the restaurant. The three have an interesting mix of backgrounds: Coulter is a senior lecturer of percussion while Wall is a radio-television senior lecturer; Goot is a Spanish teacher at Murphysboro High School. “We want to keep people guessing,” Goot said. “Too many people have this preconceived notion of what they think jazz is, and jazz encompasses so much; everything from down-home traditional to the latest space funk and everything in between. Right when they think they have it pegged, we want to throw them a curveball.” As the sounds of jazz begin, they descend on the evening like steady beating raindrops. The tempo is rhythmic, calm and collected. The piano keys beat amid the drum taps and pulsing bass. The cadence scrawls from one highlighted instrument to the next. The bass notes take control and begin to shape

around the keys like the moving of the sea. Eventually, the set begins to rise in the well establish rhythmical finesse of pure steaming jazz as audiences know it. The piano keys act like little drips of water that could dance in melodic fashion. The notes are struck in such a way that the tapings of feet are eminent. The drums roll like horses in the night that trod gracefully into dawn. Once this night fades, the tempo snaps alive into harmony with the song “Will it Go Round in Circles,” written by Billy Preston. There is never a discordant clamor; the sounds simply race and rise to rinse and fall. It is a cycling beat like the swell of the sea. If the sound itself could be an ocean, then the instrumentation is the water which fills it and gives it body. The keys lead in again like a spark and in a steady rising synchronicity which creates a burning flame the trio of instruments then meld together. The melodic sounds come alive and blend like the chromatic harmonica and into the atmosphere where they flow as the drum stirs and the bass beats within “Bluesette” a song written by Toots Thielemans. But the trio doesn’t just reprise

favorites; they often play their own compositions. “We never know what we’re going to do from one night to the next, so we just look out to the crowd and feel it and try not to do two things too similar in a row,” Wall said. There is a harmony to the playing of these songs. However, it is the trio’s uniqueness which beckons audiences down the staircase. “The Newell House (has) been good to us and we appreciate them,” Coulter said. “We are here every Thursday with no cover and good food, good drinks and good people.” Jake Saunders can be reached at, on Twitter @saundersfj, or by phone at 536-3311 ext. 254.


oo many people have this preconceived notion of what they think jazz is, and jazz encompasses so much; everything from down-home traditional to the latest space funk and everything in between. Right when they think they have it pegged, we want to throw them a curveball.

— Mel Goot Murphysboro High Scool Spanish teacher

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Capricorn — Today is a 7 — It could get emotional. Travel’s favorable. Continue planning. Accept more assignments. Extra paperwork leads to extra profits. The action is behind the scenes.

Taurus — Today is an 8 — Rely on your partners. Start a new phase in your relationship. Compromise and come to an agreement. Support your friends. Invest for success. Everything seems possible.

Leo — Today is a 6 — Enforce household rules. It gets easier, with practice. Accept praise graciously. Get into practical and domestic tasks. Clean and de-clutter your workspace. Play with long-term plans.

Scorpio — Today is an 9 — You’re becoming more confident. Reject a far-fetched scheme for a practical solution. Use what you have to achieve a dream. Inspire, rather than issue orders.

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Virgo — Today is a 7 — You can learn what you need. Allow your dreams to run wild. You’re sharp as a tack. Articulate your vision. Step up communications, and get the word out. It travels farther than expected.

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Fashion is my only future in tennis

AARON GRAFF Daily Egyptian

The only possible career in tennis for me is creating a clothing line for players. This week, I challenged sophomore Jonny Rigby to four games of tennis. In the total of four games combined, I scored just one point and that was because of a double fault on Rigby. Coach Dann Nelson said there is a possibility my bright yellow polo and brighter red shorts might have just been enough to distract Rigby on those two serves. Even Rigby said all points are the same no matter how they’re scored, so I did better than I thought I would. Rigby has been playing tennis since he was seven years old, and I have only played tennis a few times in seventh grade gym, apart from my intense games of table tennis against my friends and family. Like those table tennis matches, my friends were not on my side for my contest against Rigby. Two of my coworkers stood on his side of the court, telling him to put as much power as he could into every serve. The joke’s on them though; they would have never scored a point

against him. Even if he only let me score because of pity, he swore it wasn’t. It had to be the outfit. Rigby said my getup was a 10 out of 10, and he would wear it. Rigby was a four-sport athlete in high school. He was ranked number one in tennis in his county for the under-18 and sixth in all of England. He had a 6-0 record in singles against Missouri Valley Conference opponents and a 17-8 overall record as a freshman. He was a member of the All-Conference team. In the fall, he won the MVC doubles championship with freshman Michael Kianicka, and was the runner-up for the singles championship. Nelson said the team trains roughly 20 hours a week, and he wants tennis to be a year round sport for his athletes. I trained by juggling tennis balls and playing the air guitar with the racket… It wasn’t enough. Nelson said I would need a year straight of training with roughly 50 hours a week to even have a shot at beating Rigby. Nelson said his only surprise from our match was that I actually scored a point, but once again, I’m crediting the outfit. Since I played Rigby, he is 4-1 in individual sets and 1-0 in doubles.

Nelson said he thinks Rigby has a lot of confidence going forward in his season. Rigby said his serve is not his strongest part of his game, but I only got my racket on two of them. I was surprised when I actually returned one, but the other one shot off onto the other courts, where others were. Nelson said I was trying to hit too many backhands. That’s my strong part of my game… in table tennis. It doesn’t work the same in actual tennis. Rigby’s family has had more success in rugby than tennis. His grandfather made it to the professional level with the Wigan Warriors. His mom didn’t really want him playing rugby because of it being dangerous, and she noticed his tennis talents. Losing tennis was embarrassing, but I am grateful I didn’t have to play rugby against him, though I would rock a rugby sweater. I don’t know if there will be a next time for me, but Rigby plays this weekend against Eastern Illinois University at home. Aaron Graff can be contacted at Agraff@, @Aarongraff_DE or 536-3311 ext. 269


Junior Jonny Rigby plays singles in the number one spot for SIU men’s tennis team. Rigby has won his past four singles matches and past three doubles matches with partner Michal Kianicka. Rigby and Kianicka won the 2013 MVC Individuals Doubles Championship, the first double title in 23 years for SIU. “I was really shocked to win the doubles, to be honest,”Rigby says.“It was a great moment.”

Saluki golf practices indoors for first tournaments TYLER DAVIS TONY MCDANIEL Daily Egyptian

When the weather outside is frightful, the Saluki golf teams still train to make sure their play is delightful. Since the beginning of the semester, the weather hasn’t given the golf teams many chances to get outside and practice their trade. As Division I athletes, the players do not have the luxury of taking time off because of poor playing conditions, which means the Salukis have to compromise. For more than a month, the Salukis have been confined to the women’s indoor training grounds of the Diane Daugherty Golf Facility. The facility is a shed with three garage doors located at Hickory Ridge Golf Course. This facility has been the team’s temporary home for most of the past month since Hickory Ridge, the team’s home course, has been unplayable. The women understand the importance of practice and knew the men’s team was also facing problems because of the inclement weather. In true Saluki spirit, the women opened their doors for the men’s team to hold warmup sessions before their first tournament last week. Sophomore Drew Novara tied for

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second in a field of 84 players at the men’s first tournament, the Frito Lay/Taco Bell Invitational earlier this week. Novara said the team was gracious for being able to use the facility. “The women were nice enough to let us use their shed out at Hickory and we were able to get some putts in and some swings,” he said. “I think that really affected how well I was able to play.” Inside of the facility the ground is covered in AstroTurf and there are three holes in the floor arranged into a triangle for the players to practice putting. To the left of those are two practice tees like one would see at a driving range that players hit balls into a net off of. The garage doors can also be opened so the team can practice with their drivers. Freshman Brooke Cusumano said there are some disadvantages that come a long with practicing inside. “We can’t see the ball flight in here and you don’t get the feel of the grass,” Cusumano said. “It’s not horrible, at least we’re practicing.” Senior Caleb Harms placed second in the season opener and said practicing inside helps but it doesn’t give the same assurance practicing outside does. “We’ve been in the hitting shed, trying to hit balls into a net,” Harms said before the tournament. “We really don’t know how we’re going to hit it until we get done with a practice round.”

e’ve been doing some indoor putting in the shed. Their swings look good; they’re hitting the ball pretty solid. — Leroy Newton SIU Men’s Golf Coach

Men’s coach Leroy Newton said short game aspects, such as chipping, are among things which are better practiced outside. “I think the drivers and the long irons will be alright but it’s the short game that you usually have to work on,” he said. “You want to be able to see where the ball is going.” In the tournament, chipping hurt the men’s team. Novara was tied for the lead after day one because he avoided using his wedges. Day two brought more chipping situations and Novara said he should have utilized the net inside the shed to practice chipping. “There’s a couple nets in there you can chip into, I probably should have taken advantage of that,” Novara said. “Or just chipping with whatever we had in the shed.” While practicing inside has its downsides, Women’s coach Alexis Mihelich, said there are plenty of positives to take from the experience. “There are some strengths about being in here, so we focus on that,” she said. “We’re improving our putting mechanics, our full swing mechanics. We’re still optimistic that we can go down and play southern schools and still be competitive.” The way the teams train may come as a surprise to the casual golf fan. Scattered all around the shed are different tools players can use to help them strengthen and develop better mechanics with their swings. Newton said rhythm was the most important aspect for the men’s team when working in the shed. He said the tools are valuable but just hitting a golf ball is good for players.

“The devices are good and useful but what I was trying to do was trying get the guys loose,” Newton said. “We were trying to work on some things as far as rhythm. Anything you can do swinging a golf club is going to help.” The women’s team takes full advantage of all the devices available. There is one training aid Cusumano said she wears every time she practices. One tool the players use is a plastic right triangle on an arm band which helps the player keep their arm in the correct place during a backswing. “This is probably the greatest thing ever invented, I have a tendency to overextend with the club,” Cusumano said. “So I wear this because it kind of forces your arm to stop at a point.” Each women’s golf practice starts with a warm-up. Warm-ups consist of 25 repetitions with the different tools around the room. The first thing players do for warmups is swing the ‘swing fan.’ The swing fan is the shaft of a golf club with four white plastic flaps attached to the bottom of it. When the player swings the club it catches the air around it to create resistance when the player swings and helps them build strength. After the swing fan, the next training aid the golfer uses is a stick about as long as a fishing pole with an orange ball connected to it. The tool is aptly named “the orange ball.” “The orange ball is awesome because it’s all about your rhythm,” Cusumano said. “When you swing it you can really feel where the club is, and then you can really get your balance.” After the orange ball, the player swings a weighted club 25 times and

hits an impact bag, a small stuffed bag, with a golf club 25 times. These exercises are meant to help the player strengthen their swing. After warm-ups, players on the women’s golf team perform different exercises when they are stuck inside. Some activities are just hitting a ball into a net repetitively to work on their swing or putting into any one of the holes in the around the Diane Daugherty Golf Facility. The ‘mousetrap’ is a tool to help the team with their putting. The gadget is not much larger than a shoebox and has two small holes at each end. Players must putt the ball out from inside the mousetrap through one of the small holes. Cusumano said the mousetrap was her least favorite training aid. “It’s horrible, I hate this stupid thing, I’m on it all the time,” she said. “That tiny hole, it can only fit a ball. That’s the only thing you can put through it.” Newton said the putting devices have been useful. “We’ve been doing some indoor putting in the shed,” he said. “Their swings look good; they’re hitting the ball pretty solid.” Freshman Xianmei Jin said the time the Salukis spend training inside is similar to the way professional golfers train during the winter when the weather does not permit them to play on a course. “The good thing for us is we can fix our swing during the winter. Usually, PGA players during the winter work out inside and fix their swing,” Jin said.

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Freshman golfer Savannah Myers takes a swing Monday during practice at Diane Daugherty Golf Facility in Carbondale. Myers is at one of the two practice tees in the facility, which lets the golfer hit the ball off a net with targets in the background to improve his or her full swings and accuracy. LEWIS MARIEN DAILY EGYPTIAN

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