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Slut Walk promotes right to bare legs
Graduate assistants give authorization to call strike
e all hope that a strike can be averted, but please be aware we may have to strike to gain the things we want. â€” Kristi Brownfield vice president of communications for GAU
SARAH SCHNEIDER Daily Egyptian If the Graduate Assistants Unitedâ€™s bargaining team sees no further progress in negotiations, they can now set a date to strike on or after Oct. 6. Kristi Brownfield, vice president of communications for GAU, said the bargaining team will continue to work with the administration to settle on a mutual agreement. But if the universityâ€™s position on fees and health care do not change, then the union will ask graduate assistants to go on strike. The authorization vote does not mean the union will strike, but any graduate assistant has the right to walk out if the bargaining team sets a date. â€œWe all hope that a strike can be averted, but please be aware we may have to strike to gain the things we want,â€? she said in a post on the unionâ€™s website. Brownfield said the approved vote is a message to the university that contract negotiations have gone too long without progress. The union is one of four Illinois Education Association unions that have been without a contract since June 2010 when the previous contract ended. GAU is the third of four to authorize a strike. Of the 88 percent of eligible dues-paying members who voted Friday whether or not to give authorization, 97 percent voted yes, said Jim Podesva, president of GAU. In July, a local publication reported 77 of the 1,747 graduate assistants represented by GAU paid dues. Podesva said there have been additional members since then, and 54 new members signed up Friday before they voted. The issues being negotiated are health care coverage and either a fee freeze or stipend increase for graduate students, Brownfield said. â€œWe want our legitimate needs around fees that have gone up over $1,000 since 2006 and inadequate health care for ourselves and our families addressed,â€? she said. Podesva said some graduate students have to choose between food and buying their medicine because the students are under poor health care coverage. The union has proposed the university commit to the federal health care guidelines, but the university is under no obligation to follow the guidelines, he said. Chancellor Rita Cheng said the approval vote for the graduate students is unfortunate. She said the university is committed to offering quality and affordable health coverage for all students. Podesva said he disputes the universityâ€™s accounting when it comes to health care. Please see GAU | 4
TARA KULASH Daily Egyptian Women in corsets and bright lipstick and men in shirts that read, â€œReal men donâ€™t rape,â€? marched down the Strip Saturday in honor of Carbondaleâ€™s first Slut Walk. More than 450 attendees participated and held signs with phrases such as â€œMy little black dress does not mean yes,â€? and â€œMy voice should be louder than my outfit.â€? The walk started in Toronto after a police officer made the public statement in January that women should avoid wearing slutty clothes so as to not be victimized. Since April, there have been hundreds of Slut Walks across the world in which women dress as promiscuously as they please and walk the streets to express their outfits and behavior arenâ€™t excuses for sexual violence. Kate Gramlich, a graduate student in speech communications from St. Louis, heard about the walks and decided to bring the event home. She said she wanted to have a Slut Walk in Carbondale, and the amount of support she received was overwhelming. â€œI started this thing on Facebook â€Ś then I donâ€™t even know, it just blew up,â€? Gramlich said. â€œPeople started inviting friends and then they all wanted to pass out fliers and spread the
From left to right, Sarah Wagner, an undecided education and human services sophomore from Oak Park; Emilio Velez, a sophomore from Oak Park studying radio and television; and Jessica Stapleton, a sophomore from Naperville studying health education, march during the Slut Walk to raise sexual violence awareness Saturday on the Strip. Attendees dressed promiscuously in protest of a Toronto copâ€™s statement that women should avoid dressing slutty in order to not be victimized. LEAH STOVER DAILY EGYPTIAN
word to classes and work.â€? Wendy Bressner, a graduate student in sociology from Carbondale, helped coordinate the Slut Walk and said there were multiple contributors such as the Undergraduate Sociology Club and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department. Dayshift also helped out, and the Varsity Center for the Arts
was the venue for the walk, she said. Stix had an afterparty for the event with free cover and drink specials. Gramlich said Stix supported the march because it wanted to counteract the perception that the alcoholic atmosphere in bars makes women more vulnerable to sexual assault.
Skylar Drummond, Herrin High School student, said sexual violence has affected her because she knows girls and family members who have been victims. â€œAfter awhile you get tired of being vulnerable,â€? Drummond said. â€œYou get tired of letting it just happen, and you have get past the point of just blogging about it. I wanted to do the walk because it was a physical moment of being around other people who are saying, â€˜No. This has to stop.â€™â€? Drummond said she was at the walk not only to speak out for her friends and family that had been victimized but also to say she didnâ€™t want it to happen to her little sisters, too. Drummondâ€™s mom, Cyndi Drummond, said she was raped the night of Homecoming in October 1986. She recently found a photo of herself from that night and said being a victim of rape has nothing to do with how you dress.
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Cyndi Drummond, of Herrin, holds her son before the start of the walk. Drummond
marched with more than 450 participants in Saturdayâ€™s event.
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Potential strike situation comparable to other universities KARL BULLOCK Daily Egyptian Three unions on campus negotiating contract terms with the university have authorized to set strike dates, and the fourth union will vote for or against authorization Wednesday. Similar situations have happened in recent years on several college campuses throughout the country. Ronald Cole, director of university communications at Youngstown State University in Ohio, said the university’s Faculty Union and Classified Workers Union threatened to go on strike before the 2011-2012 school year when their contracts expired in August, but a tentative agreement was reached before that happened. “Whenever you have this kind of situation, it presents an environment that can be very challenging,” he said. In 2005, the FU and CWU went on strike during the summer because their contracts expired. The unions were able to negotiate and come to an agreement before fall classes began. Cole said labor disagreements can have a negative impact among administration, faculty and students. He said negotiations can be difficult because of the nation’s
She said it would be difficult to find substitutes with qualifications in other departments such as the — Ronald Cole aviation program and the dental Youngstown State University director of communications hygiene program. “How could you find 50 people financial situation. announced the addition of a that just happen to have the days of Cole said after Youngstown question-and-answer page to the the strike available just come in?” State’s strike in 2005, the effects chancellor’s website for students she asked. Stoner said she brings a lot to regarding what would happen if lingered on the campus for years. her classes and thinks it would “What it did then, and what it any of the unions were to strike. One question asks how a strike be difficult to find a person in the did this time, was create a sense of uncertainty on this campus in would affect classes. The answer region with her experience as a terms of what was going to happen says faculty at the university have multimedia expert at the Palm day-to-day and week-to-week,” indicated they will continue to Beach Post. Stoner said she was he said. “That’s kind of a stressful teach classes during a strike because not suggesting she could not be environment in which to work, not of their concern for students and replaced but administration would only for the administration and their desire to learn. need to hire quality people. faculty but also for the students.” Jordan Maher, a junior from “For those faculty who Cole said the administration choose to honor the strike, the Springfield studying forestry, said planned to not hold class at administration will utilize qualified for the administration to bring Youngstown State if there was a and experienced instructors to in instructor replacements would faculty strike. continue the students’ educational cause the educational experience “We have about 400 full-time experiences,” the website states. to be diminished. faculty here on campus,” he said. “Our “This is not like high school Anita Stoner, visiting assistant position was that it was going to be professor in the school of journalism where you could find the caliber of extremely difficult, if not impossible, and president of the Non-Tenure professors and graduate assistants to replace those individuals in Track Faculty Association, said it by bringing in a bunch of temps,” any kind of comprehensive way to would be difficult for administration he said. “It would be a disservice continue operations.” to replace the professors or instructors. to students and cheat us out of the Chancellor Rita Cheng said “In my unit, we have numerous education we pay for.” substitute teachers would be programs where certification is Beverly Love, an assistant called in to teach classes if the required,” she said. professor in the department of unions strike at Southern Illinois Stoner said the people in the radio and television, said while she University Carbondale. Southern Regions Early Childhood has not experienced a strike before, Thursday in a State of the Program must have an Illinois State the situation provides disruption University Address, Cheng Board of Education certification. and confusion on campus. She said
henever you have this kind of situation, it presents an environment that can be very challenging.
students are asking questions she finds difficult to answer. “They want to know what’s going to happen with my grades, and graduating students wonder how it will affect their degrees,” she said. Love also said it affects the community because there are concerned parents of students who want to know what is going on, if it will affect their children, and how they can help. The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University in New York updated students and the community through its website on the negotiations when Faculty Union labor talks broke down after administration imposed a salary freeze to union and non-union employees to save the university money in what they called one of the most difficult economic stretches of our time. Stoner said while strike is not good for anyone in the long run, one positive is that this may teach students about collective bargaining and unions. She said students should learn about unions, their history and what unions have done for us all.
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“We are finding out that the Student Health Center has more money in reserve than we thought,” he said. “They find money when they need it. They found money for the rebranding of the university of questionable necessity, they find money to hire an outside law firm, they find money for everything except us.” At her State of the University
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“For me, it was a turtleneck and corduroys,” Cyndi Drummond said. She said she joined the walk to support her daughter’s stance against sexual violence. Two students sat on a nearby roof and watched the march go by. Arik Barrera, a sophomore from Winthrop Harbor studying
Monday, October 3, 2011 Address Thursday, Cheng said the state still owes the university $75 million and the fall enrollment decline of 1.1 percent cost the university approximately $1 million. She said it is inappropriate to talk about a strike when good faith negotiations continue between the administration’s bargaining team and the graduate assistants’ bargaining team. “But if the union does choose to strike, our established plans will
ensure continuing operations and put the educational needs of our students first and foremost,” she said. The Non-Tenure Track Faculty Association, the last of the four unions to vote whether or not to authorize a strike, will mail in ballots until Wednesday, when the total vote count will be determined.
political science, said the noise of the walk attracted him outside, and it was an eye-opener to see both men and women march against sexual violence. Matt Mendez, a sophomore from Sauk Village studying sociology, said he would probably join the walk if it was held again. Gramlich said since this is her last year at SIU, she really hopes someone else will plan the event
for next year. “I really want people talking about these issues — talking about the fact that we don’t treat women with respect, whether they’re victims of rape or sexual assault, or whether they are just being sexual beings,” Gramlich said.
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Education is more than just a â€˜productâ€™ JYOTSNA KAPUR Cinema and photography professor
In the days to come, the phrase â€œbest interests of studentsâ€? will be thrown around a great deal. The assumption is students are innocent children and paying customers whose futures are caught up between unnecessarily contentious adults who just do not know how to get along. For instance, the Southern Illinoisan has given the Faculty Association a â€œthumbs downâ€? for the strike authorization vote. According to the paper, the vote and the dissension on campus robs the students of what they are paying for, i.e., an education. Chancellor Rita Cheng, in turn, has assured the students they will not miss their teachers because substitutes and administrators are ready to deliver them what they paid for, i.e., an education. I am proud to report that not one voice from the Faculty Association has been this dismissive about what actually happens in the classroom or the enduring value of the teacher-student relationship in higher education. In meeting after meeting, faculty speak about the agonizing choice of leaving the classroom and I have yet to meet a teacher on campus who has not thought about this at a deeply personal and individual level. Are our students really the supreme, lordly customers the Southern and Cheng present them to be? Do they really have a say in what they pay for and how it is allocated? Let me illustrate with a true story: A student recently told me that, in the midst of these incredibly hard times, his father called the bursarâ€™s office and went line-by-line over the fees, asking if any one of them could be waived. Guess what could be waived? Yes, the health fee. Not the athletic fee nor the recreation fee â€” facilities he would have happily given up. There is, however, one back-handed way in which this recent defense of the rights of students-as-customers acknowledges why students come to the university, i.e., to learn. It has become fashionable at our university for administrators to speak about the right to have money to move around. Flexibility, fiscal responsibility
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ill the students get their moneyâ€™s worth if we do not resist and learn to live with the terms imposed on us by the administration? Whatever we decide to do, we will be teaching something. and entrepreneurial competition among departments and individuals are all mantras of a harsh economic logic in which teachers, graduate assistants and our office workers are expenses, and the students, customers. The range of flexibility depends upon the difference between what the students pay and what we â€œcost.â€? One way in which our students can exercise their voice within the logic advanced by this administration is to speak as consumers. They can demand they be taught by the standards of a research university and not by substitutes; to see how money is spent at this university; to reduce the high costs of the administrators on our campus; and thus take charge of their education. But, ultimately, education is more than just a thing. Will the students get their moneyâ€™s worth if we do not resist and learn to live with the terms imposed on us by the administration? Whatever we decide to do, we will be teaching something. I, for one, do not want to teach acquiescence. If we do not challenge this administration to move toward a fair contract for all four unions, now living under imposed terms, we will have taught a lesson in submission. Many of our students are from union families and know the meaning of solidarity. Moreover, they are not ignorant children who cannot be expected to evaluate and come to their own conclusions about the current labor struggles on our campus. I expect questions and discussions, agreement and disagreement from our students. I expect them to research, think, talk and make up their minds about the current impasse. There is an old-fashioned term for this: student power. But I do not expect them to mindlessly clamor to have anyone, just anyone, enter the classroom and deliver a thing called education.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Potential strike signals need for student support involvement
I understand studentsâ€™ concerns about how a strike would affect their education, their graduation and their post-graduation plans. However, students at SIU badly need to realize the gravity of what the unions on campus are fighting for and stand with their professors and other unions against the administrationâ€™s efforts to cripple bargaining power at SIU forever. Pressuring your faculty to capitulate to unethical and unreasonable demands is short-sighted, unfair and not in your best interests as future employees in America. This is a crucial fight at SIU, and is part of a nationwide pattern of attacks on unions. Your faculty, and the other unions on campus fighting this battle, realize how deathly important this struggle is to the future of SIU and to America as whole. They know how crucial it is that they donâ€™t back down, do you? Please do research on the history of the labor movement and what it has meant for employment conditions in this country. Unions all across the country are being systematically attacked at any opportunity and now itâ€™s happening here. Students attending SIU will soon be in the workforce and if we sit by while the unions fall, there will be almost no one fighting for us, the workers, anymore. Itâ€™s no secret that our government is run by those with money, and the unions are one of the last bastions of power left on the side of the middle and lower classes. That is exactly why they are a prime target right now. It's a concerted effort to cut them
tudents attending SIU now will soon be in the workforce and if we sit by while the unions fall, there will be almost no one fighting for us, the workers, anymore. off at the knees so there's no one to stop those at the top from abusing employees for maximum profit. It fits nicely with efforts to privatize nearly every industry in this country; privatized means profit-driven. Students, please stand up for your professors and the other unions on campus. They are fighting for you, too! This isnâ€™t a fight for a raise in the current moment â€“ itâ€™s part of a larger fight for the future working conditions and job security of millions of Americans. That's you. Your professors arenâ€™t being selfish by insisting on respect, job security and decent treatment. Theyâ€™re also looking out for you as future employees in this country. By pressuring them to abandon this fight, youâ€™re lining up on the wrong side, and really against your future selves. Stand with them by letting the administration know you can see clearly whatâ€™s really going on here at SIU, and you as a student support the unions on campus. Donâ€™t let the spin campaign succeed. Amelia Ketzle senior from Carbondale studying political science
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Cadet Capt. Christopher Box, a sophomore studying criminology and criminal justice, lines up for roll call Saturday during SIUâ€™s ROTC field training exercise. The fall field training
exercise is a 3-day camp that teaches the cadets life in the field and the basics of army tactics, land navigations and how to respond to a roadside bomb.
A row of M4 rifles lie against sandbags Saturday after the cadets finished target practice. The cadets were trained to fire
the M4s while balancing a dime on the barrel to ensure steadiness and consistent shooting.
Cadet Elias Shiheiber, a freshman studying aviation technologies, massages his foot after a 3-mile hike Friday to field training
exercise. The cadets were encouraged to change their socks as much as possible to reduce foot blisters.
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Two cadets help each other get ready Saturday morning. The cadets wake up at 5:30 a.m. and are required to brush their teeth, shave, get dressed, and line up for role call before 6 a.m.
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Weather attracts people downtown to Art and Wine Fair ELI MILEUR Daily Egyptian Local artists and winemakers drew crowds to this fall’s Downtown Art and Wine Fair Saturday, as well as music, food and a sunny, cool October evening. The event brings people downtown, said Meghan Cole, Carbondale Main Street executive director. “It grows every year and gets better every year,” she said. The event regularly attracts about 1,000 people, Cole said, and this year’s event featured almost 40 artists selling their artwork. Several wineries set up booths to offer patrons a taste of their product. The event is in its fourth year, and is held in both spring and fall. Cole said the event raises money for Main Street through a cover charge, and more than 100 volunteers help run the event. The fair took place in the parking lot between the train tracks and Washington, East Main and Jackson streets. Cole said the neighborhood, which is home to Tres Hombres, Longbranch Coffeehouse, Global Gourmet, the Town Square Market and more, is a perfect fit for the event’s target market: young professionals. “This end of town is very full and very trendy,” she said. “People respond to it, especially young professionals.” The event is an opportunity for people unfamiliar with that part of downtown to discover the businesses it has to offer, since it’s not as wellknown as the Strip, said Courtney
Smith, designer and artists application overseer for the fair. “I think they might drive by it a lot, but unless you’re a frequent visitor of Longbranch, or Tres, or Town Square Market, you might not realize what all we’ve got on this end of town,” she said. “Even if someone doesn’t eat there tonight, if they see the Longbranch for the first time, that’s a step forward,” she said. Rob Lorenz, of DeSoto, sold his sgraffitoed ceramics, decorated with different designs, including fire hydrants and light bulbs. The technique involves producing a line drawing on pottery using contrasting layers of color. He said he doesn’t see much sgraffito in the area, but doing it comes naturally to him since he enjoys both pottery and illustrating. Lizzie Prusaczyk, of Benton, sold a different kind of illustration: digital art prints. “I used to be a traditional artist because I wanted to be like my dad,” Prusaczyk said. “Then I started having problems with my wrist, and then I got a computer and started working with that. That was a lot easier, and I’ve just been glued to it ever since.” The big difference between digital and traditional art is the undo button on computers, which allows her to correct mistakes or improve the artworks over time as her skills develop, she said. The key to selling art is figuring out which pieces people like, Prusaczyk said. This was her first time at the fair, and she said she hopes to do it again and set up her display based on what
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Ashley Gierke, left, of Des Plaines, samples wine with her friend Elaine Carter, right, of Dunlap, at the Carbondale Art and Wine Festival Saturday in downtown Carbondale. The festival people responded to the most. One of her more popular prints was called “Dreams of Summer,” which depicts a girl standing in the middle of a field, her hair blowing in the wind and, like most of her work, came from a random idea she had, she said. “I was boiling hot and thinking, ‘What would a perfect summer be like?’” she said. The fall fair is better than its spring counterpart because of the weather, said Tim Waller, owner and winemaker
featured seven wine vendors, more than twenty local artists and a variety of bands. “We came to drink some wine, see some art, and hear some music,” Carter said.
of Inheritance Valley Winery. He said he was on the committee that developed the fair and has set up shop there ever since. “It’s just a great thing to do. It’s casual,” he said. “It’s a nice way to spend the evening.” This year’s fair fell on the same day as the Southern Illinois Irish Festival, held at Turley Park, which featured live music and various Celtic-themed activities. Smith said when the Art and Wine
Fair was scheduled, the committee didn’t know the Irish Festival would be the same weekend. Smith said this is the first year the two have overlapped, and it may have drawn away some patrons, so she wants to avoid the same situation in the future. She said she hopes the fair will continue to grow in coming years. “We’d like to be able to … have a hundred artists, take over this whole square eventually,” she said.
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Aries â€” Today is an 8 â€” Your ideas flow with ease. Take notes (with pictures). Make a list with the obvious steps to realize the most tantalizing dreams first. Take the first step.
Cancer â€” Today is a 6 â€” Youâ€™re entering a negotiation phase. Work behind the scenes when needed, and beware of sudden changes. Choose your partners wisely for different roles.
Libra â€” Today is a 7 â€” Nowâ€™s the best time to make changes at home. Keep a positive attitude, and play it like a game that you mean to win but donâ€™t mind losing. Then go ahead and win.
Capricorn â€” Today is a 7 â€” Some concepts wonâ€™t work, but try them anyway. Failure refines the process, adding velocity for future success. A startling revelation provokes change. Go out and play later.
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Monday, October 3, 2011
Volleyball wins five-set match against Evansville 66 team digs raised money for breast cancer JOE RAGUSA Daily Egyptian SIU women’s volleyball recovered from an error-filled second set to come back and beat the Evansville Purple Aces in five sets. “It’s great that we’re standing here as winners,” head coach Brenda Winkeler said. “It shows a lot of guts, a lot of heart, but we have to work on some consistency.” SIU (8-6, 2-3 Missouri Valley) hit .355 in a first-set victory but stumbled to a -.10 hit percentage and 13 attack errors in a second-set loss. After Evansville (11-9, 1-4 MVC) took a 16-5 lead in the third set, SIU stormed back to tie the set at 24 before Evansville finally pulled away 26-24. The Salukis won the final two sets of the match with 31 kills and 5 attack errors. “We had a good mentality when it really mattered and that helped us pull through,” junior middle blocker Alysia Mayes said. Mayes played with ankle tendinitis for the second consecutive game, but she continued as a top performer. Her 19 kills Friday were just one kill short of the career high she set against SIUE Tuesday. “She’s had chronic injuries; she always jokes that she’s the elderly woman on the team,” Winkeler said. “But she’s played really hard in the last few games. She really wants the other team to hit it to her.” Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Whitehead had a game-high 21 kills
despite a knee injury that she said bothered her in Tuesday's match. “Today didn't hurt that bad, it was kind of surprising,” Whitehead said. “Tuesday I was in serious pain, but I worked it out.” Junior outside hitter Laura Thole recorded her ninth double-double of the season with 15 kills and 16 digs. “I told her that she has to hit. She has to have the confidence because she's good,” Winkeler said. After reviewing the SIUE game on film and targeting some errors for Thole to improve on, such as getting the ball in a bad spot, Winkeler said Thole was still a little tentative so she just told her to go after it. “The first thing after I said that, (Thole) nailed someone in the head, so that was a good thing for her,” Winkeler said. Friday was Saluki volleyball’s annual Dig for the Cure event, in which each team dig raised money for breast cancer research. Thole’s mother Diane, a breast cancer survivor, was in attendance. “Usually I hit for a pretty low percentage, so only making three errors was a positive,” Thole said. “I’m happy with how I played. I'm happy that my mom got to see it.” SIU finished with 66 team digs, which is more than the 50 digs Thole said they were aiming for. Volleyball will continue conference play on the road this weekend as the Salukis travel to Indiana State Friday and Illinois State Saturday.
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Junior setter Rachael Brown, left, sets up a spike for junior middle blocker Alysia Mayes during the game
against Evansville Friday in Davies Gymnasium. The Salukis defeated the Purple Aces 3-2.
Salukis get mixed results at Louisville Classic NAREG KURTJIAN Daily Egyptian The cross-country team learned the value of experience in Louisville on a crowded, windy course and with formidable competition. The cross-country team competed in its largest meet of the season during Saturday’s Greater Louisville Classic. The men’s race featured 240 runners, while the women's race featured 262, with both races representing nearly 30 different schools throughout the region. The men's team secured a fifth-place team-finish and the women placed 24th. “A lot of us hadn’t ran in a race that big,” freshman runner
Tori Parry said. “I think it was good for us, but it was also a little intimidating because (there were) a lot of good runners out there.” Head coach Matt Sparks said one thing he stressed to both teams coming into the meet was to take advantage of opportunities, such as the favorable course conditions as opposed to the wet and muddy conditions at the Sept. 24 Saluki Invitational. “The weather was nice, the competition was there and the course was fast,” Sparks said. “Very rarely do you get all three of those things lined up on the same day.” Senior runner Neal Anderson led the men and finished 20th overall, and three spots behind
him was sophomore Zach Dahleen. Sparks said Dahleen was able to break through to help the team with a finish only three seconds behind Anderson. “Neal is somebody that we’re hoping can be a conference champion in a month, and Zach runs right with him,” Sparks said. “That bodes well for our overall team finish anytime, but especially going into a conference meet in a couple weeks, which is what we’re focusing on.” Sophomore runners Brian Dixon, Lucas Cherry and T.J. Heffernan were able to round out the top-five for SIU with 42nd, 50th and 74th place finishes. Sparks said the women were
unable to score as well as the men because they didn't put themselves in the position to be successful. “They didn’t take advantage of the opportunity that was there for them, and a lot of that will chalk up to inexperience,” Sparks said. For the fourth straight meet, the women saw a different runner take the lead as senior Jamie Pfister finished out front for SIU. Pfister placed 18th overall with freshman Lacey Gibson three seconds behind her. Sophomore Eileen Schweiss, freshman Sarah McIntosh and Parry filled in the third, fourth and fifth-place finishes for SIU. Parry said there is competitiveness between the women because the runners run similar times. She said the
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competition pushes them to run better. “It’s kind of a fight,” Parry said. “Our first runner is always switched up because we’re just so close together in times, and I think that makes our team stronger.” Freshman runner Kelley Gallagher, the top finisher for the Salukis at the Sept. 9 EIU Walt Crawford Open, was unable to compete because she was sick. Parry said Gallagher’s absence and the poor start by the women were ultimately what hurt the team. “I think some of us didn’t really get out fast enough and then it was hard for us to catch up,” Parry said. “That was kind of where we struggled today, but I think it ... was a good experience for all of us.”
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Carterville high school junior quarterback and defensive back Dalton Brown, left, and junior offensive and defensive lineman Chris Aschemann, right, pray before their Homecoming
game against DuQuoin Saturday at Carterville High School. DuQuoin scored twice in the first four minutes of the game, and went on to beat the Lions with a final score of 34-12.
Salukis get burned in final seconds at WIU CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian The Salukis had another dramatic finalminute finish but ended on the losing side this time. SIU (2-2,1-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference) gave up a 77-yard touchdown pass with only 26 seconds remaining in Saturdayâ€™s game for a 27-21 loss against Western Illinois University (2-3, 1-1 MVFC). The Salukis had trouble with WIUâ€™s passing offense throughout the game, as junior quarterback Josh Hudson mostly operated a nohuddle offense and exposed the SIU defense for 304 passing yards and four touchdowns. The game-winning pass was caught by senior wide receiver Terriun Crump, a player described by senior safety Mike McElroy as having bigplay capabilities. The Salukis limited Crump to five catches in the game, but couldnâ€™t control his power or speed as he finished the game with 163 yards and two touchdowns. McElroy said the Saluki defense did not take advantage of its opportunities, and the loss stemmed from allowing too many big plays early in the game. â€œWhen it comes down to it, we just didnâ€™t execute,â€? McElroy said. â€œWe either missed the coverage or missed the call.â€? The Leathernecks debunked the Saluki defense with five passes for at least 20 yards.
â€œOur offense fought back and put us in the game,â€? McElroy said. â€œAll we really had to do was hold up and play for overtime, but that didnâ€™t happen.â€? The one responsible to fight for the Saluki offense was sophomore quarterback Kory Faulkner, who stepped in after junior starting quarterback Paul McIntosh suffered a leftshoulder injury in the second quarter. Coach Dale Lennon said the extent of McIntoshâ€™s injury has not been determined. This was Faulknerâ€™s second appearance of the season, after a short stint during the Sept. 24 game against Missouri State. He finished Saturdayâ€™s game with 12 completions for 143 yards in 23 attempts, with one touchdown and one interception. Faulkner said the tight competition for the starting position beofore the season helped him prepare mentally and physically for the time he spent on the field Saturday. â€œGoing through fall camp and getting to go against our defense definitely helps,â€? Faulkner said. â€œBeing out there and getting in for the huddle and just knowing the offensive line: everybodyâ€™s behind me.â€? The person behind Faulkner the most in the backfield was junior running back Jewel Hampton, who again led the Salukis in the rushing offense. Hampton rushed for 146 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry, and finished with two touchdowns. Overall, Lennon said it was a disappointing
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loss because his team battled after an early deficit and had a chance to stay undefeated in the Missouri Valley conference. â€œWe just didnâ€™t have that consistency that we needed on the course of the game,â€? Lennon
said. â€œThere were times where we had the opportunities to make plays, to be in a position to flex our muscles, but we never really gave ourselves a chance to do that.â€?
Joe Ragusa contributed to this article.