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E m b r y - R i d d l e A e r o n a u t i c a l Un i v e r s i t y Oct. 3, 2012 Issue 3 Volume 29

Prescott, Arizona Since 1984 First Copy Free

Lady Eagles Continue Reign of Dominance CARSEN COOPER Correspondent

The sun was beating down hard on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University soccer field as the Lady Eagles began their match against Soka University of America. The spectators filing in consisted mostly of parents of the team members along with family friends. Everyone sat down and eagerly waited for the game to begin. The match, which took place the afternoon of Sept. 16, was ERAU’s first CALPAC conference game, so the women’s soccer team was determined to leave a powerful first impression. The Lady Eagles’ strategy, to “score early and score first”, was made clear by freshman Kaylnn Huebner. From the kick-off of the first half to the final second of the game, the Lady Eagles dominated against Soka. Despite this fact, Soka’s strong defense and goalkeeper Katie Olsen held Eagle offense at bay. The first half of the match was intense. The ball remained on Soka’s turf nearly the entire length of the half, however it took a while for it reach the back of the net. Tensions grew as the Lady Eagles became more assertive in obtaining the first point. see DOMINATE page B2

Jake Suss / Horizons Newspaper Junior midfielder Carissa Frazier dribbles around a charging Soka University opponent to race up the field toward the goal.

ERAU Rocket and SWEsat Teams Enter Competition SWEsat Rocket Takes Second in the Seventh Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition Over the Summer

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Girls Rock-It in Science Day ASHLEY RA MIREZ Correspondent

“The world is yours. The security, engineering, safety, and science world is yours,” said Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. These were some of the striking words Dr. Ayers said to the young ladies at their lunch break during “Girls Rock-It in Science” day on Sept. 27. This marked the fourth annual, allfemale science day the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus has hosted. Since 2007, Embry-Riddle has hosted an all-female science day to selected high school female students in the quad city area. This program is designed to highlight different career opportunities that these young ladies might not have been greatly exposed to and give them a hands on experience. It’s designed to show, and not just tell, them about different unique paths they can take when they do decide on a career. This year, Bradshaw Mountain High School, Tri-

City College Prep High School, Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, and Prescott High School, were invited by Embry-Riddle and asked to select female students from each grade level who showed a strong interest in science. The four schools brought together 55 young ladies to explore Embry-Riddle’s campus and unique career path opportunities The young ladies from each school started to arrive at the Lower Hangar starting at 8:30 a.m. for check in. At check in they received a welcome bag, took a group photo, and were advised on what to expect throughout their day. Throughout the day, the students were divided into groups and took off to five different locations around campus for tours and activities. The five areas they went to were: the Flight Line, the Jet dragster , the water tunnel, the GSIS building, the Crash lab, and the lower soccer field. At the flight line, students were able to tour both planes and helicopters and receive a better understanding on the functions and how each aircraft oper-

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ate. After touring the flight line, sophomore Martel DenHartog from Northpoint had a different outlook on flight, “Before I got here I was more interested in bio science. Though, now that I have gone through the flight line here at Riddle, I now have a higher interest in the science in aviation. Especially after visiting the helicopters.” Students made their way to the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building to tour the building, explore the water tunnel, and see the framework and acquire information about the Jet dragster. Many students were excited to learn that the Jet Dragster was being built by students, “It blew my mind and it is really interesting that a student can drive the Dragster. It’s incredible that you have that opportunity here,” said Ashley Eddolls, a senior from Tri-City College Prep. While at the GSIS building, the students were able to learn what Global Security and Intelligence Studies was exactly and participate in a decoding exercise. see ROCK-IT page A5

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OCT. 3, 2012

Leadership Series Teaches Valuable Skills Flavio Ciobanu Correspondent

Jason Chong / Horizons Newspaper Teri Poucher observes students during a leadership exercise.

Colloquium Explores

President John F. Kennedy once said “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” There are some skills that cannot be learned effectively in a typical mathematics or science class. Among those skills that are incredibly crucial is leadership. Students now have a new opportunity to explore what is not taught in a typical academic class. EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University has recently implemented a new leadership course: the Eagle Leader Series. Students are highly encouraged to explore this innovative and exciting program aimed at expanding and sharpening leadership skills. This informative and empowering course is led by Teri

Poucher, the new Coordinator of Student Activities. She recently coordinated the Student Leadership Institute at Cal State Fullerton. This highly successful program trained about 800 students in enriching their college experience and preparing them more effectively for employment in their future careers. The course began on Sept. 25. The first session was very eye-opening and interactive. Students were split into groups and discussed such things as the distinctive differences between leading and managing. Other topics covered were the common misconceptions of leadership and the conventional theories of leadership throughout history. A very interesting twist to the course was several self-assessment quizzes that gauged a student’s leading style. The purpose of the quiz-


On Feb. 1, 2003, the United States and the world could only watch as the Space Shuttle Columbia broke up on reentry of Earth’s atmosphere. With no warning, pieces of debris began to fall across the southern portion of the United States. NASA and the government wanted answers, but a new threat emerged to the idea of space flight. The United States was lucky that no aircraft in the air were damaged or brought down by the falling debris, but it prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to prepare for another incident of that magnitude. Seeking Embry-Riddle’s diverse staff of physicists, the FAA contacted Professor Mahmut Reyhanoglu, the Department Chair for Engineering Physics at the Daytona Campus. They approached him with a grant to create a computer program that could determine the fallout of another space vehicle coming apart. He started the research, but could not believe what they were asking of him. “This is a daunting task,” he told them, “How quick would you want the calculations if this happened?” They looked at him and said, “We would want the calculations within minutes of the incident.” Professor Reyhanoglu said that the FAA had an initial plan to divert every aircraft within the vicinity of the breakup to neighboring airports, but he explained that they did not have to do that. With a team of graduate stu-

dents, Reyhanoglu started his research. The FAA wanted a simulation of debris dispersion to help divert aircraft from the danger zone. He explained to the FAA that there were multiple shapes, sizes, velocities, and a million other factors to account for, but they told him to ignore the pieces that would reach the ground in seconds. They wanted him to focus on the majority of the debris falling to the ground and find an estimate of what to expect, as time would be of the essence. Accepting the terms of what the FAA wanted, he got to work. The goal was to create a program that could simulate the dispersion of hundreds of thousands of particles. These pieces would be coming down in groups and at different speeds. The first thought was to use the Monte Carlo method to propagate the dispersion area, but Reyhanoglu chose to use the covariance propagation method instead. This method has the ability to be much more efficient than the Monte Carlo. The falling debris are simulated and the data is analyzed to derive the probability of debris evolution at different altitudes. It must be said that this is an estimate of the dispersion area. There are many dangerous pieces that can’t be accounted for due to their ballistic coefficients. With this program, Professor Reyhanoglu will be able to attain the data necessary to avert a much larger tragedy. However, it is everyone’s hope that this program never has to be used.

and benefit students in several areas of their life. This course can inspire students positively to tackle new endeavors and excel in them. The program is designed to aid in student’s ability for effective communication, time management, influence, productivity, and team cohesion. Open to all students, the Eagle Leader Series is hosted on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of each month (except for December and April) at the Davis Learning Center (DLC), room 102. On Tuesdays, the course is held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For students who cannot make the Tuesday section, the following Wednesday section covers the same material. Students will also be awarded and recognized for completing the program, thus strengthening and reinforcing their college profile.

Study Abroad: Germany

Debris Dispersion Brandon Leadbetter

zes was to show what areas the students could improve their leadership methods. There are multiple benefits to attending these courses. It can enrich students’ current group leadership skills in team-based projects and can benefit in the long run as well. This course can help students make their clubs and organizations perform more productively and efficiently. Additionally, the program can be especially useful for students aiming to improve their performance in ROTC. Students should also keep in mind that GPA isn’t everything to employers when they review an application for an internship or a job. Of course it has its importance, but in the ever-competitive job market, employers are also looking for effective leadership skills and potential. The goal of the Eagle Leader Series is to maximize leadership skills

Julia Howlind Editor in Chief

Julia Howlind / Horizons Newspaper Dadija Bliudzius enjoys a meal at Waldwirtschaft Beergarden.

Study abroad programs are great ways for students to experience the world, as well as learn more about subjects they are passionate about. This past summer, the study abroad in Germany was focused mainly for engineering students, although a few GSIS majors joined the trip as well. Three male students from the Daytona Beach campus joined the six male and two female students from the Prescott campus with Dr. Thomas Gally on the five week stay in Germany. The students resided in international dorms at the Carl Duisberg Centren (CDC) down the road from the Munich University of Applied Sciences, also known as Hochschule München where all 11 students were taught Systems Engineering by Gally. On week-

Robert Mariscal Jr. for Horizons Newspaper Engineering students tour the city of Munich with ERAU professor Dr. Thomas Gally.

day mornings, nine of the students gathered in the classroom on the top floor of the CDC, which also served as a small school for international students, to learn the German language taught by a German resident and teacher at the CDC. For many, this was their first exposure to the German language. The remaining two students were taking the advanced German course at the University. Prescott campus GSIS student Robert Mariscal Jr. was pleased to expand his knowledge right in the heart of Germany, “Having done a Study Abroad program in Munich, Germany was amazing. I took German in high school and told myself I would visit Germany one day to put my skills to use. When the opportunity arose, I decided to take it and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. No previous German language skills are necessary as you would take an introductory German course. If you already know some German, you can take an advanced course which I took and was a lot of fun.” Although the weekdays mainly consisted of learning German, touring the historic sites of the city, and learning more aspects of engineering, the weeknights provided the students with more opportunities to explore. On most weeknights, students would explore the heart of the city and met many people along the way who were very friendly and more than willing to show the popular places for college students to hang out, as well as places to learn more about everyday German culture. “I learned so much in Germany, not just of the language, but of the people and culture as well. It really opened my eyes to other points-of-view and how people from other parts of the world perceive the US, as well as the world in general. Besides visiting so many places (Heidelberg, Hohenschwangau, Salzburg, Stuttgart, Koblenz, Oberaudorf, and Garmisch to name a few) we had see GERMANY page A5


Oct. 3, 2012

Students Host Memorial Run


The Women’s Ambassador Program Sarah Shuler Correspondent

Jason Chong / Horizons Newspaper Matthew Taylor and Mitchell McKenzie carry the American and POW/MIA flag during the run.

ANDREW Sime Special to Horizons

The United States’ National Prisoner of War / Missing (POW/ MIA) Recognition Day takes place every third Friday of September each year. Silver Wings and the Arnold Air Society, as well as other ROTC cadets, took part in the remembrance on Sept. 21, running the loop on the Prescott cam-

pus with the American flag and the POW/MIA flag for our troops who are prisoners of war and missing in action. A plethora of ROTC cadets from both Air Force and Army alike, took part in the remembrance run, keeping the American flag and POW/MIA flag moving. The black POW/MIA flag bears the silhouette of a young soldier behind a barbed wire fence with a watchtower in the background and holds the words: “You are not forgotten.”

“The run is about hope and remembrance. We have to keep the flag moving from sun up to sun down until they all return home,” stated Tanner Sanchez, an AFROTC cadet and Arnold Air Society member, on explaining why the run is so important. Each cadet who took part in the POW/MIA run took turns running, jogging, or walking the mile-long loop around campus with another person, one holding an American flag, the oth-

Rockets Entered Into National Competition Allison cisneros Copy Editor

Rockets shot into the sky to join a Cessna 172 and two R/C planes above the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus. Students and faculty watched the solid-fuel powered rockets descend onto the Lower Recreational field’s grass. The Society of Women Engineers held their first “Reach for the Stars” collegiate level competition on the bright morning of Saturday, Sept. 22. Ciara Thompson, sophomore and SWE member, said before the competition she was “really excited.” “It only took two hours to build the rocket. It wasn’t so time-consuming as other projects on campus.” Each entrant was required to build and launch their own rocket. Minor design modifications were allowed. Each participant had to pay special attention to how they packed their rocket. Several participants had to watch their rocket not deploy its parachute and that score was disqualified. Some rockets landed surprisingly close to the target, while others headed in the opposite direction. One rocket landed in a backpack which prompted the suggestion to move all bags even farther away from the launch pad.

The top three scores were sent to the SWE national rocket competition. Groups are allowed to hold their rocket competitions any time of the year. There must be a minimum of 10 entrants per group. Each group must have a judge who has assumed leadership in the community. The official judge for the ERAU Prescott campus was Dr. Mark Sensmeier, the Department Chair for The College of Engineering. Dr. Brenda Haven, SWE counselor for her third year, managed the competition with the aid of Dr. Wahyu Lestari. Dr. Haven said “I think it was a heck of a lot of fun...It’s very hard to get within 50 feet, but we have three.” The “50 feet” is in reference to the cut-off measurement; any rocket that went beyond 50 feet was officially recorded as 50 feet. The competition was to have the rocket’s nose land as close as possible to a target 20 feet away. Dr. Ron Madler first heard about “Reach for the Stars” and introduced the idea. A competition was put on for 14 middle-schoolers in the past summer as a pilot program. It was a two-day camp and thanks to Dr. Ron Madler and NASA Space Grant money, it was free to participate in. “They really liked it.” Dr. Haven commented on the middle-schoolers. It was a success and

passed off to SWE for a possible event in the academic year. Shon Mack, a sophomore, saw the posters on the Prescott campus and heard about it in his UNIV 101 class. It piqued his interest because he’s already very familiar with the activity. “I do it as a hobby,” he said. When asked if similar programs would be a good idea, Mack said “I think it would get more people involved in model rocketry.” The top average scores went to Tasha Foster with 32 feet and 6.9 inches, Sarah Shuler with 34 feet and one inch, and Thompson with 49 feet and 10.1 inches. Each of the winners received a 15 dollar gift certificate and everyone received certificates of recognition and participation.

Shali Subramanian / Horizons Newspaper Closet rocket, Tasha Foster.

er, a somber POW/MIA flag. The well-publicized event had a turnout of over 20 cadets from the Air Force and Army, almost all members of Silver Wings and Arnold Air. As of now, there are 73,000 American soldiers who are unaccounted for from World War II; 79,000 from the Korean War, and 1,741 from the Vietnam War. We will continue to run the loop for those missing in action each year until each one of our troops come home.

A small group of very dedicated alumni and students here at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have developed what is called The Women’s Ambassador Program (WAP). The program is an extension of the Alumni Relations Office that focuses on attracting women to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and making them feel comfortable and at home on campus. The WAP is a furtherance of the president’s initiative to procure more female students in continual attendance. The program is present on both the Prescott campus and the Daytona campus and is continually growing in strength and initiative. One of the main six women ambassadors here in Prescott, Allison Cisneros, said that essentially the goal of the Women’s Ambassador Program is “to try and get the women on campus to feel more like they belong and that we are a resource if they need us, but also to support them in all of their academic and social endeavors.” The Women’s Ambassador Program hosts, advocates, and attends many special events. Last semester, the women ambassadors were able to attend The Women in Aviation Conference in Dallas which went swimmingly. As seen in a previous issue of

Horizons, the WAP also recently held a smashing Mad-Hatter Tea Party during freshman orientation. The ambassadors are now hard at work brainstorming new ideas for fun and inspiring events. As a few of the women ambassadors are graduating soon, The Women’s Ambassadors Program will have openings for any women who are interested in becoming an ambassador. The WAP encourages all visitors to come to the Alumni Association and learn more about the program, especially if they are interested in becoming an ambassador. For more information on the Women’s Ambassador Program, contact Bill Thompson - the Alumni Association Director, Michele Berg - the Vice President of the Alumni Association, or any of the women ambassadors. For questions regarding scheduling and events, contact Katelynn McClure the WAP President. Sara Bofferding of Admissions here in Prescott is also an advocate of the Women’s Ambassador Program, and assists in providing information about female incoming freshman (that is kept highly confidential). The WAP is thankful for all the support they have received from these officials as well as helpful collaboration from Melanie Wilson of the Women’s and Diversity Center. Remember to keep an eye out for events hosted by the Women’s Ambassador Program after OctoberWest!

Speaker Coming to ERAU:

Sarah Weddington PRESS RELEASE Special to Horizons

Ms. Sarah Weddington, is nationally known for her work on issues affecting women through her roles as an attorney, legislator, presidential assistant, professor, and expert. In 1973, she successfully argued the winning side of the landmark Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Court. A long-time advocate for women, she was the first woman elected from Austin to be a member of the Texas House of Representatives, where she served three terms before going to Washington, DC, as USDA general counsel in 1977. From 1978 to 1981, Weddington served as an assistant to President Jimmy Carter. She was designated by President Carter to lead White House efforts to extend the time for

ratification of the ERA, to assist in the selection of women for federal judiciary appointments, to co-chair the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Mid-Decade Conference on Women in Copenhagen, and to implement other programs to assist the equal treatment of women in the military, in securing business loans, and in social programs. She later became director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations in Washington, DC. Today, Ms. Weddington practices law in Austin. She is the author of the bestseller, A Question of Choice, a memoir of her experience arguing the Roe v. Wade case. Her leadership has been recognized in many ways. She has been the guest speaker for both Leadership Texas and Leadership America. In 1999, she was honored as a “Texas Woman of the Century” by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas.

Ms. Weddington will be visiting Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus on Oct. 10 and 11. On Oct. 10, she will be participating in a student event, and on Oct. 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. there will be a speech and book signing in the Lower Hangar of the Student Union. Contact the Director of Women’s and Diversity Center, Melanie Wilson, for more information. []



OCT. 3, 2012

IREC Competiton a Success for Riddle Campuses Julia Howlind Editor in Chief

After spending last school ayear on design plans and devoting hours of building, both The Rocket Team and Society of Women Engineers Satellite Project (SWEsat) travelled to Green River, Utah to compete in the seventh Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) over the summer. Eleven teams were entered into the competition and travelled from all over, ranging from Brazil to Canada. Although there was a last-minute panic about statewide fire restrictions and very heavy winds, the competition was still able to proceed as planned during June. Attending schools were able to enter into two categories. Basic category aimed for a successful rocket launch and recovery of a 10 lb payload closest to an altitude of 10,000 feet. The advanced category required a rocket launch and recovery of a 10 lb payload closest to 25,000 feet. The first day of competition consisted of presentations of all rockets, with the basic rocket teams presenting posters to the judges who made their way around the room asking questions and scoring each team. Then, the advanced category teams each gave formal presentations in front of a panel of judges who asked many questions. The Rock Team competed in the advanced category but were only able to bring two members, Jose David and Mitch Mannering with additional help from Cesar Sala. Although team lead, Ted Blake, was not able to attend, he was very hopeful for their rocket in the competition to beat out the Daytona Beach campus, which was last year’s winner, “Our rocket was built to be a minimum diameter rocket using an Aerotech N-1000 solid rocket motor. It accelerated from 0 to Mach 1 in 3,000 feet and achieved a maximum velocity of Mach 1.4 during testing in the spring semester and achieved an altitude of 20,500 feet above ground level. We have developed many aspects of our rocket and look forward to actually competing.” The second day was the first day for launches. Arriving at the launch site around 8 a.m., many teams were already working on assembling their rockets, and work on Eagle

Photos By Julia Howlind / Horizons Newspaper Left to Right: Daytona Beach rockets Pathfinder IV and Artemis 1, Prescott rockets Eagle III and SWEsat.

III began. David, Mannering, and Sala also received help from fellow Prescott students Nichole Murray and Julia Howlind, who were the only two members representing the SWEsat team since the other members were not able to attend. Unfortunately, the wind picked up and the advanced rockets were not able to launch on the first day. A few basic category rockets were able to assemble and launch within a limited time frame before the winds picked up too much and the smaller rockets would not be able to launch. The majority of rockets were launched on the third day of competition. The first rocket from California Polytechnic University (San Luis Obispo) had a successful launch from the rail but AJAKS exploded in flames as the second stage separated and a shower of shredded burnt material fell upon the spectators only 50 feet from the launch pads. The second stage was able to deploy its parachute and floated into the desert to be hunted down by the Cal Poly team. Second up was Eagle III which had a successful launch from the rail, but a loud explosion followed by the deployment of the parachute brought the rocket floating down softly, close to the launch site. Although they had a very successful test launch, the final competition launch did not go as planned according to Blake, “Due to a manufacturing error on the part

Jose David assembles Eagle III prior to launch with help.

of Aerotech, the motor case exploded during the competition and separated from the rocket.” SWEsat also launched their rocket on the third day. A smooth lift off propelled the rocket up, however upon parachute deployment, the shock cord holding the booster to the payload broke. This sent the booster section plummeting back to the ground near the launch site; however it was quickly recovered. Unfortunately, since the rocket was now significantly lighter than originally planned due to the separation, the parachute carried the payload

and nose cone across the expanse of the Utah desert. After two hours of searching the desert, the SWEsat rocket was nowhere to be found. But there was hope. One of the Daytona Beach advanced category teams, Artemis 1, was walking across the desert in search of their rocket and out of instinct snapped a picture of the SWEsat rocket sinking behind a ridge. By using this image and triangulation, David was able to use interpolating to find the position where the rocket may have landed due to the strong winds. Although the competition

was officially over, the judges announced at the banquet on the third afternoon that two rockets would launch the next morning. This timing would allow other teams to search for their missing rockets. All five Prescott campus students used the interpolating information to set out and find the missing rocket. Since only one team out of six in the basic category had qualified by reaching at least half of the target altitude, if the rocket was found then scoring in the top two was extremely likely. After four hours of searching the immense barren stretch of desert and canyons, the team was ready to admit defeat and head back to the van. However, the team was stopped in their tracks as they stumbled across the rest of the rocket laying atop the ridge lining the canyon, altimeters still beeping from the launch the day before. Once the rocket was in sight of the judges, they confirmed that the altimeters measured an altitude of 8,463 feet, placing the SWEsat rocket team in 2nd place in the basic category. Solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets were launched, with the highest reported altitude of the competition reaching over 19,000 feet. In the basic category Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal’s Zephyr rocket came in first with ERAU Prescott SWEsat rocket placing a close second. The University of Washington took first place with their rocket, DAQ Destroyer, which also won the Jim Furfaro Award for Technical Excellence. Even though one of the ERAU Daytona Beach teams were not able to find their second stage, the Artemis 1 rocket’s first stage reached at least half altitude, thus qualifying them to take second place in the advanced category. Embry-Riddle as a whole won the mock award of most confusing school during the banquet since there were two teams from each campus, and the Daytona Beach Pathfinder IV rocket was designed to compete in both the basic and advanced categories. This was enough to throw the judges off. Although Eagle III did not qualify for the competition, Blake was very optimistic about the success of their rocket design, “Although the accident prevented our rocket from qualifying at the competition, our test altitude of 20,500 feet was the

highest achieved by any team in the history of the competition.” David also agrees that this is a major step toward the future for ERAU and the students, “I think about the experience as a success, that although we lost our rocket during competition flight, Eagle III was a major achievement compared to previous NASA University Student Launch Initiative Competitions we have attended. The integrated camera capability, its maximum altitude of 25,000 ft, its isolated payload bay, the implementation of CO2 cannisters for the parachutes, the carbon fiber fincan, and the improved electronics’ configuration show the true improvement and technical knowledge that our club has developed after three years of constant work.” Overall, the competition was a huge success for the Prescott campus, with SWEsat placing second in the basic category out of six teams - where four were not able to even qualify due to malfunctions, limited thrust, or explosions. This was a great accomplishment for the SWE Prescott Campus chapter, “We were the only all-girls team at the event, in fact there was only one other girl there and she was from the Daytona Beach campus. At first everyone doubted us, but once the rocket lifted off it was clear we were in the running for the competition. Even though Julia and I didn’t know that much before the competition, the best part of the event was how much we learned and how willing the judges were to educate us since they have experience in the industry and we really valued their knowledge,” said Murray. As for Eagle III, David remains very positive with the future in mind, “It is the first supersonic rocket that ERAU Prescott has ever built and is a major milestone that we hope will remain for future generations. Currently another group of students are already working on a rocket, so our efforts have paved the way for future rocket engineering and design at the Prescott campus.” Looking ahead to next year, a group has already formed to compete in the basic category. David is going to focus more on his Aero track but will remain the team’s aerodynamics consultant. Blake intends to return next summer with his Prelim Design Team to compete in the advanced category with a hybrid rocket.


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OCT. 3, 2012

Countdown to the Industry/Career Expo Day-of-the-Expo Checklist

by Judy Segner , Career Services

Let’s face it: job hunting is a most challenging endeavor these days. The job market is tough so you’ll need to start early, be proactive and relentless in your job search, and leave no stone unturned if you want to have a job when you graduate. Career Expo is the ideal venue to begin developing your professional network. Where else can you build confidence by talking to recruiters, investigate companies, jobs and internships and practice interviewing skills with employers interested in Embry-Riddle students?


Professional or business-casual interview outfit pressed and ready to go


Shoes polished, hair tidy, jewelry minimal, no perfume/after shave


Bring enough resumes tailored to each employer opportunity

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Turn cell phone off


Practice Expo etiquette: never interrupt a recruiter or a fellow job seeker Have a plan for working the Expo floor: prioritize the companies you’re interested in and survey the layout of the room to find out where your target companies are located


Polish your introductory “30-second elevator speech” — tell the recruiter key points about yourself that relate to their organization and jobs demonstrating both your knowledge of the employer and how you would fit in; have a clear career objective when speaking with recruiters

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Warm up by talking to companies not targeted but that are of interest to you


Introduce yourself: dry, firm handshake, say hello and state your name, have resume ready, smile and make eye contact


Ask intelligent questions that show you’ve done your research

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Be organized: carry your resumes, pen and a pad of paper in a portfolio

Take notes when you inquire about next steps and the possibility of talking with additional managers; you will not be able to take advantage of this information if you don’t record it

Ask the recruiter for his or her business card


Follow-up with thank you emails


Don’t weigh yourself down with giveaways


Be confident!

Admissions Open House 2012

Student Organizations and Athletics Fair

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Rock-It Continued from A1 Even before going through the exercise, Prescott High junior student, Carson McKelvey was hooked on GSIS. “When I approached the GSIS building, I got incredibly excited because I knew this is where I needed to be in two years. I’ve always known I wanted to come here and once I walked through the doors of the GSIS building, it just confirmed it.” The crash lab is what seemed to excite students the most. They received a full tour of the Robertson Aviation Safety Center along with learning about two specific plane crashes. The students were amazed that Embry-Riddle has this site along with a major. “We were in awe walking in. It was very informative, and now considering safety science as a career option,” said junior Emily Beaman and senior Catie Hoekstra from Tri-City Prep. The students traveled in two


Shali Subramanian / Horizons Newspaper Young women visiting the Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus for Girls Rock-It in Science Day.

separate groups over to the lower soccer field to launch a self-made rocket. According to reports, the students’ rockets went as far as 350 feet in the air. “They weren’t holding our hands the whole time. They actually let us do all the work and my group got the closest to the target,” said Becca Spiess, freshman from Northpoint. The day was filled with all the different areas Embry-Riddle

Prescott has to offer, along with activities that gave the young ladies a new outlook on what other career opportunities they have. Suzie Roth, in charge of “Girls Rock-It in Science” would like to thank all the volunteers, administration, Pam Peer, Melanie Wilson, Hilary Nelson, Debbie Ortiz, Melissa ParsonsKlippel, and every student who brought their supplies.

ed, such as the museums for BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, the Flug Museum and the Deutsches Museum. Continued from A2 One of the favorite places was a small town called Oberaudorf, located near the border of the State of Bavaria and Austria, where a full an amazing time exploring Muday was spent hiking up a mounnich,” said Mariscal. tain on a gorgeously clear day to A once in a lifetime experience see the Alps in the distance. While occurred when the UEFA Chamthe group was standing atop the pions League Final match bemountain, a glider silently floated tween Bayern Munich and Chelby and created such a memorable sea took place at the Football moment that seemed to freeze in Arena München on May 18. Beer time. Everybody just watched the gardens were packed as well as eveffortlessness of the glider coast by ery restaurant and street with peoand then turn away to disappear ple trying to catch a glimpse of the as silently as it had arrived. There game. Students also experienced were many great places to visit first hand the chaos of a subway and Mariscal agrees that some of filled with enthusiastic fans. Althe smallest places were some of the best, “Former ERAU professor, Dr. Karl Siebold, and ERAU Alumni, Geraldine Fritsch, were our guides through Munich and Germany for much of the trip. They showed us many awesome places and little known towns that most tourists don’t visit.” Mariscal really found the experience to benefit everyone, and given the chance would go again. “Overall, the Munich, Germany Study Abroad program was incredible and I would highly suggest anyJulia Howlind / Horizons Newspaper one looking to do a Study Abroad Dr. Gally and Dr. Siebold accompany students on a three to go to Munich. It really is an exhour boat tour up the Rhine River to reach Heidelberg. perience of a lifetime.” though Germany lost, the streets were still packed with people after the game and some fans were even seen crying for the 3-4 loss of their team that was decided solely upon penalty kicks after the game finished 1-1 in normal time. Weekends consisted of trips to various cities in Germany to experience different aspects of the country, such as the old university town of Heidelberg, Berchestgarten to visit Hitler’s Eagles Nest atop the mountain, the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein, Garmish with a private tour of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, as well as a trip through the Partnach Gorge. Trips to a variety of museums were also includ-

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EGYPT: Sinai Security deteriorates

Summary: The security situation in the Sinai Peninsula will likely be used by Jerusalem to pressure Cairo if a new border fence fails to halt attacks. development: On Sept. 21, three armed militants of the Egyptian jihadist faction, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdes, crossed 150 meters into Israel and fired on Israeli Defense Force soldiers, killing one, before the attackers were killed. The


the border into Israel. Because the Sinai is remote and difficult to mon itor, it presentsa significant vulnerability for Israeli-Egyptian border security. However, if Israel’s fence fails to stop the attacks coming from Egypt, Jerusalem will very likely pressure President Morsi to increase efforts to counter terrorist threats originating in his country. Although Ansar Bayt alMaqdes cites the recent Innocence of Islam film as its reason for attacking, it is highly likely the attacks will continue even if popular protests against the film subside. [Kevin Moss,]

MOROCCO: al-Qa’ida in mali rica (UMJAO), before the group, working strate- the country. Al-Qa’ida’s growing roots in Mali,

Threatens moroccan Security

Summary: The military coup in Mali and the new Malian government’s inability to agree on military aid terms with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has enabled an al-Qa’ida splinter group to consolidate its hold on a strategic region of West Africa. development: On Sept. 24, ECOWAS and the Malian government agreed on the establishment of an ECOWAS logistics base and headquarters in Mali’s cap ital, Bamako. The deal will move to the United Nations Security Council this week for approval. Mali’s interim president, Dion had previously requested assistance counda Traore, from ECOWAS in subduing an al- Qa’ida splinter group, Unity Movement for Jihad in West Af-


militants were well-armed and wore explosive belts. On Sept.22, Jerusalem returned the attackers’ bodies to Egypt. Israel is constructing a fence to span almost the entire border to prevent these types of attacks. analysis: Since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak, militants have takento the Sinai Peninsula to plan and carry out attacks on Israeli and Egyptian forces. In August, armed men ambushed an Egyptian military base, killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, commandeered two armored vehicles, and then entered Israel. There have been three other attacks that have crossed

SOMALIA: amiSom advances on Key al-Shabaab Stronghold

Summary: Although the securing of Kismayo would likely represent a significant victory for international forces, Islamist militants could remain a threat if enough fighters escape the assault. development: On Sept. 18, African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces closed on the port city of Kismayo, one of the largest al-Shabaab strongholds in southern Somalia and a critical source of

gically with localTuareg rebels, captured the city of Douentza, but the interim government in Bamako refused the conditions of military aid drafted by the West African states. Since the March 22 Malian coup, Islamic extremists and secular rebel groups have taken over northern Mali, armed with man-portable air-defense systems and shoulder-fired, heat-seeking missiles looted from Libya’s armory after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi. Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani, has established a committee to link with the Moroccan communities residing in Mali. analysis: Disorganized government in Mali and the resulting lack of a decisive military response have significantly increased opportunities for Islamic extremists and criminal operations to regroup in the desert regions of

combined with newly acquired modern military-grade weaponry, threaten the security of Morocco and other West African states. Moroccan Foreign Minister Youssef El Amrani has expressed Rabat’s desire to find a peaceful diplomatic solution but is willing to pursue “’other options’” if necessary. It is likely that Morocco will prepare its military for air strikes and give logistical support to the government of Mali and ECOWAS in their campaign against UMJAO and Tuareg rebels in Douentza. In the past, Morocco and Algeria have often disagreed on a range of issues, particularly regional security. However, the situation in Mali may briefly align them as the threat of al-Qa’ida first approaches the Algerian border, and then, potentially, Morocco’s. [Abdullah Al-Mansour]

income for the Islamist organization. The offensive began with the AMISOM forces taking con-trol of Jana Cabdalla, located 40 km from Kismayo. Fifty al-Shabaab fighters were killed and seven AMISOM soldiers were wounded in the fighting. On Sept. 25, Kenyan forces under AMISOM launched air raids on al-Shabaab positions within the city. The Shabaab armory and a warehouse were destroyed with no casualties or civilian property damage reported. The attack comes along with sea and land bombardments on Shabaab positions to prepare for

the eventual assault on the city. In anticipation of an AMISOM victory in Kismayo, many Shabaab fighters have reportedly fled the city. analysis: An AMISOM victory in Kismayo would indicate al-Shabaab’s operational capacity has degraded considerably. If a large number of al-Shabaab fighters remain in the city, the AMISOM forces will likely be forced into urban combat, increasing the likelihood of a high number of casualties. A military victory in Kismayo would represent a victory for AMISOM and the newly elected president, Hasan Sheikh Mo-

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PARAGUAY: demonstrations against President

On Sept. 24, an Anti-Militarist Week organized by Paraguay Peace and Justice Service began in the capital. The week includes debates and panels on the legality of President Frederico Franco’s ascension to power in June. Programming picks up over the weekend, coinciding with a planned teacher’s strike.


TURKEY: bomb Targets military vehicle

On Sept. 25, six Turkish security personnel and one civilian were killed in a remotely detonated explosion in the eastern Anatolian city of Tunceli, also known as Dersim, a city where the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is very active. The attack targeted a passing armored military vehicle. First responders reportedly engaged and killed a suspected PKK member in a firefight.


ZIMBABWE: National Airline


On Sept. 27, the International Air Transport Association suspended Air Zimbabwe’s membership for failing to pass a biennial operational safety audit. The airline has until Nov. 31 to improve its safety standards, after which it will be banned from operating in foreign airspace and at international airports. hammad. Success for Hasan Sheikh, the first Somali elected president since 1991, would be a huge leap towards the stabilization of Somalia and its credibility as an independent nation. However, the reported escape of some militants could allow them to regroup and continue significant military operations, likely using increasingly asymmetric tactics. In addition, it is likely that without the income provided by Kismayo, al-Shabaab will rely more on piracy to fund their operations, threatening US shipping in the region. [William Berryhill]

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Women Face New Challenges TYRUS KIRBY Correspondent

The Lady Eagles were back in town Friday, Sept. 28 to start off a run of home games leading up to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus OctoberWest and the annual alumni game. They faced a tough opponent, Rocky Mountain College, who was undefeated in the year coming into the game. Although the Eagles played tough all game, Rocky Mountain College eventually pulled ahead and snapped the Eagles’ five game winning streak. It was apparent from the beginning of the match that it would be a difficult one for the Eagles. Early in the first half Rocky Mountain’s Jaelene Zygmond slipped past ERAU and scored the first goal of the night. The Eagles tried to answer back with their own goal, but Rocky Mountain’s defense stopped them at every turn. The game turned into a gridlock as both teams played tough on defense. Despite some great saves, Rocky Mountain was able to score again midway through the first half, thanks to forward Loren Brophy. As the final minutes ticked away in the first half, the Lady Eagles had still not put any points on the board. Even though they got off to a rough start, the Lady Eagles came back with a new determination to win. Rocky Mountain’s Zygmond scored again early at the start of the second half, but this time the Eagles were able to answer

Eagles Take Down Battling Bears CARSEN COOPER Correspondent

Jake Suss / Horizons Newspaper Janelle Metzger stays one step ahead of the closely matched Rocky Mountain Soccer Team.

back minutes later, as forward Kelsey Anderson gave ERAU its first goal of the night at the three minute mark. Not content with matching goals with Rocky Mountain in the second half, Kalyn Goodenough scored a goal not even a minute after the first ERAU goal, putting the score at 3-2. The strong defensive play seen in the first half seemed to disappear as both teams’ offenses took charge. Rocky Mountain pulled ahead again at the six minute mark as midfielder Kristy Montignani scored

Rocky Mountain’s fourth goal of the night. The Lady Eagles were quick to answer back with another goal from Anderson at the eight minute mark. In a span of around eight minutes, a total of five goals had been scored. This frantic pace would not hold up, however, and both teams settled into a rhythm of repelling each other’s offenses. The Lady Eagles pressed hard to make something happen on offense, but Rocky Mountain’s defense proved too hard to beat. Anderson, Goodenough, and Whitney Desma-

rais all had great shots on the goal, but Rocky Mountain was able to defend against their offensive plays. The game ended on a less exciting note as both teams stalemated each other until time ran out, leaving the score at 4-3 Rocky Mountain. Rocky Mountain was undoubtedly one of the toughest teams the Lady Eagles have faced all season. The Lady Eagles would not get much of a break as they faced 8-3 University of Dallas the following Monday. This tough loss put the Eagles at 7-41 on the season.

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A small crowd of 14 people was present as the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles soccer team took to the field against the Rocky Mountain College Battling Bears at the ERAU home stadium. Fortunately, the audience grew as the game continued on and those who stayed were presented with an exciting and intense match. The Eagles spent the previous weekend in California where they took on Marymount College and Soka University of America. Both games resulted in a tie, bringing the ERAU men’s team’s record to a solid 6-1-3. However, the Eagles have managed to hold an undefeated home record and they hoped to maintain this after the game. Although originating from Billings, Mont., Rocky Mountain College brought what seemed like an entirely British team to Prescott. Their accents were made clear from their loud shouts and enthusiastic energy. Unfortunately, it was made apparent from the kickoff that they played a dirty game. The Bears constantly tripped players and pulled at jerseys. Within five minutes of the start of the first half, junior Jacob Brech was able to impressively slide past the Bears’ goalie and plant the ball in the back of the net. But Rocky Mountain quickly retaliated, scoring a goal of their own less than a minute later and tying up the game, 1-1. The rest of the first half was spent by both teams narrowly missing goals on multiple attempts. Both teams had at least one injury and multiple shin guards went soaring.

Thirty minutes into the match, sophomore Tristan Korras was assisted by Keldon Hatch in scoring a second Eagle goal. Sophomore forward Fabio Pena made a couple of shots at the goal in the final minutes of the first half, but he was unsuccessful. Halftime began with an Eagle lead, 2-0. After the short 15 minute break, the Eagles and Battling Bears got back on the field to continue their intense match. Even fewer goals were made during the second half and the ball made its way back and forth from one side to the other. A penalty kick by Rocky Mountain was easily blocked by Eagle goalie Alex Elden. Fouls were getting out of hand and the referee could not keep up as the half progressed. Rocky Mountain missed the Eagles’ goal by less than an inch with the ball bouncing off the left goal post. Finally, Pena was able to widen the lead margin by scoring another goal against the Bears. The ERAU Eagles were victorious with a final score of three points to one. They remain undefeated on the home field. “Our possession was not as good as it normally is,” said Brech, “but we did the work and scored three nice goals.” “We’re very happy with the results,” said freshman Chace Carlson after the game. “We just beat a ranked team and hopefully, with another win on Sunday, we’ll be able to sneak back into the top 25 again. On Sunday, we plan on finishing our opportunities with composure, and closing down big players on defense.” On Sept. 30, the Eagles will go up against Bethesda University. They hope to maintain their undefeated home record.

Three Wins in Two Days for Ladies Volleyball ASHLEY RA MIREZ Correspondent

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Lady Eagles volleyball team is known for their fight and deterrence on the court. When the team traveled to Denver, Colo. to compete in four matches in two days, Sept. 21 to 22, they showed just that. When the weekend was over, the Lady Eagles came home with three more wins to add to their season record and an athlete earned the title of California Pacific Conference volleyball player of the week. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Lady Eagles played in two matches. The first match was a tough start for the Eagles. The Eagles faced NCAA division two Fort Hays State University from Hays, Kan. at 10 a.m. Fort Hays dominated

the court and the Lady Eagles suffered a 0-3 set loss, 11-25, 1625, and 17-25. The next match was not until 7 p.m. that night so the Lady Eagles had time to shake off the first match and focus on their next opponent. The Lady Eagles was the host team in their second match against Johnson and Wales University. This match was much tighter and spectators saw the fight and deterrence for which the Eagles are known. The Eagles won the first and third set, while Johnson and Wales won the second and fourth. Since in volleyball there are no ties, the match had to go to a fifth set to only 15 points. With each team with two set wins, the fifth set was going to be an intense challenge. Both teams had their share of big points, but the Lady Eagles came out with more drive and finished off Johnson and Wales with the final score being 15-13. Dur-

ing this five set match, Mahlet Lee racked up 26 kills and 14 digs while Anna Martin added 27 digs, which made Martin the leader in digs that match. Saturday, the Lady Eagles faced two more opponents and successfully added two more wins to their season record. The first match of the day was against Bethany College from Lindsborg, Kan. Coming off the big win from Friday evening, the Lady Eagles were ready to be the dominating team on the court. The Lady Eagles wasted no time and finished the match in three straight sets, 25-19, 2516, and 25-22. The second and final match of the day and the final match for the weekend was against Southwestern College from Winfield, Kan. Again, the Lady Eagles proved their dominance and finished off their weekend with a 3-0 set sweep, 25-22,

25-16, and 25-11. Lee had another impressive match with the match high of 22 kills. Morgan Vieira also had an excelling match with 32 assists and four play ending blocks. Due to Lee’s extraordinary weekend, she was selected as the Cal-Pac volleyball player of the week. Lee completed her weekend with a total of 70 kills and 38 digs. As of Sept. 22, Lee leads the Cal-Pac conference in kills per set, fifth in hitting percentage and sixth in digs per set. The Lady Eagles have ended half their season, but by no means does that mean they are ready to stop fighting. They still have four home games including one conference match, left at the Activity Center. The Lady Eagles invite facility, staff, administration, students, and the community to help contribute to them being a leader in the Cal-Pac conference

Brenton Woodruff / Horizons Newspaper Issac Sanchez winding up a power kick on the Bear’s goal.


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Player Profile: MONICA GOMEZ


Coming to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a freshman in aerospace engineering was a daunting endeavor for Monica Gomez as is for any one, but she had a spot on the volleyball team as well. However, as of Sept. 3, Gomez was awarded CALPAC Volleyball Player of the Week. The weekend prior, the team traveled to a tournament where Gomez recorded 1 kill, 6 assists, and 73 digs. This was a phenomenal and almost unheard of show of talent for the Eagles.


Continued from A1 It was not until after the 30th minute of play that Kelsey Anderson aided fellow senior Whitney Desmarais in setting up a one-touch shot which bounced off the left goal post and solidly found the back of the net. The spectators clapped and cheered loudly. The Lady Eagles entered half time with a 1-0 lead and an ecstatic crowd. During the break, a few more onlookers came up on the grassy hill while everyone else generously applied bottles of sunscreen to combat their already-present sunburns from the first half. Both teams soon came back and the game commenced once more. The second portion of the game followed a similar pattern as the first. The Lady Eagles outshot Soka 18-0 in the half, but once again Soka’s defense performed admirably allowing just one more goal to be made. In the final minutes of the game, Kalyn

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Eagles Narrowly Clinch Another Win CARSEN COOPER

Gomez could only say, “I’m honored and it’s awesome, especially being a freshman.” The amount of digs that she was able to achieve gave her the Player of the Week almost by itself. This honor goes to players who can standout to both coaches and fellow players. Embry-Riddle is starting to make its presence known to the other competitors as a school that has great potential. Coming from Riverside, Calif., Gomez came from a very supportive family. Her mom was the one to introduce her to the sport. From there, she started her career in 2005 by trying out for the volleyball team at her private school. In 2007, the dream started to take form as she entered a club team that brought the level of competition to a whole new level. At this point, her sport became her

passion, but school had to come first. She chose Embry-Riddle for its academics and then for the sport with help from her mom in the recruiting process. Looking up to gold medalist Misty May as inspiration, Gomez believes, “The level of competition is so much higher in college than in high school. The dynamics in the age difference are huge. You come from playing girls of 15-18 and now women of 18-25!” She loves the adrenaline and the competitive level of college, but hates when the team becomes passive during a game. She strives to never give up in the face of defeat. However, suffering a concussion over the weekend tournament on Sept. 22, we can only hope that she is back soon to continue her great start to the EmbryRiddle Volleyball team.

Goodenough was awarded a penalty kick which she used to score against Soka. The ERAU Lady Eagles came out with another victory, winning 2 points to 0. After the match, Huebner had great things to say about the team. “Soka was our first game of the CALPAC conference,” she mentioned, “so it is nice to start with a win. We continued to play our game and made some good plays. It was unfortunate that we couldn’t score more goals.” The Lady Eagles have had a dynamite season so far. They have maintained their undefeated

home record, winning five games here in Prescott. The game against Soka marks ERAU’s fourth consecutive victory. On a special note, sophomore goalkeeper Brenna Quinn has had a total of four shutouts this season, including the last three games in a row. The ERAU Women’s soccer team looks to uphold their undefeated home record with future games against Rocky Mountain College on Sept. 28, University of Dallas on Sept. 30, and Marymount College on Oct. 20. Come support your Lady Eagles before the 2012 season wraps up!


With the bar set high by the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Lady Eagles victory against Soka just a few minutes earlier, the men’s team knew they had to produce as well. With the sun at nearly its apex, umbrellas were out in full force among the spectators on the grass hill overlooking the field. The Eagles quickly took to the field against Soka University of America. Before the game, freshman Esmail Golshan said he has been happy with the season this far. “I think the season is going great,” Golshan said, “and we are improving with each game we play. It’s important for the team to keep its focus and composure as we are going to be playing some hard teams. With respect to tomorrow’s game I think if we keep the same mentality as we did for our previous games we will win no doubt.” From the kickoff it was clear that Soka’s defense would be a formidable force. Players and coaches were screaming as both teams narrowly missed scoring against the other. Players were










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gles were able to clinch a victory over Soka. Soka fought admirably in the final minutes in an attempt to tie up the game and send it into overtime but Eagle defense would not let it happen. The Eagles won 1-0. After the game, freshman Chace Carlson was pretty optimistic about the win. “It was a great home win,” Carlson said, “and we had a lot of opportunities but we just couldn’t finish them. Our record at home is now 4-0, and we’ve had three shutouts in the past three games, scoring 15 goals against the last three teams we’ve played. We’re looking forward to playing this Soka team again next weekend at their field in California.” Golshan too was happy with the win. “Everything went great in my opinion,” he said later. “We had a few glitches here and there but we managed to put one behind the net. Every team has their own weaknesses but I think we did a great job on fi xing them.” There will only be one more opportunity to see the Eagles play a home game on Oct. 20 against Marymount College, so make sure to go out and support the team!

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Jake Suss / Horizons Newspaper Allie Weaver slides in shuting down the Soka offense.

shoving others and it was clear that everyone was frustrated with the lack of progress. As halftime neared, tensions continued to rise as penalties were called against both teams. Unfortunately no Eagle goal materialized in the first half and halftime began with the scoreboard showing 0-0. The few spectators present spent halftime chattering about the evenly-matched teams. Everyone was pulling for an Eagle win and they hoped a goal would come soon in the second half. However, their wishes were not quickly answered. Unlike prior games where Eagle offense kept the ball on the opponent’s side of the field for a majority of the game, this match against Soka was much different. Neither team held the ball for very long and there were relatively few shots at the goal. Finally, with just 30 minutes left in the game, freshman Isaac Sanchez scored a much needed goal from a well-timed penalty kick. At last a point was on the scoreboard for the Eagles and this Eagle goal turned out to be the only point scored in the entire match. With that goal, the ERAU Ea-

For four years, the students and staff of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have watched with anticipation when Mahlet Lee spikes the ball into her opponents, occasionally knocking them down as well when they try to block. Lee was awarded the CALPAC Player of the Week on Sept. 17. With an astounding 70 kills and 38 digs in a 3-1, she was given the great honor that is starting to show how much of a challenge Embry-Riddle athletics are starting to become. Hailing from Downey, Calif., Lee is a senior in mechanical engineering

who juggles school and volleyball at the same time. She started to play volleyball in high school and she quickly fell in love with the sport. Watching Misty May’s career throughout the 12 years in the Olympics only heightened Lee’s interest in the sport. However, she may look up to May, but her mother is her greatest role model, “Waking me up at five in the morning and shuttling me back and forth while feeding me between matches,” Lee said, “If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be here now.” When asked what her favorite thing about volleyball she said, “Getting a perfect set and ripping the ball straight down for a kill. This isn’t a contact sport and if you hit someone in the face, you can’t get in trouble for it.” However, there are a few things that she can’t stand about the

sport. She cannot stand when the team becomes passive when they are losing. Lee is not one to give up even when there is no hope of making a comeback. She likes to make her opponents work for their win. The plan was to go to community college first, but by chance, she met Coach Katy Meyer and Embry-Riddle became a go. Her favorite thing about Riddle is the teachers. “The teachers here are great to work with. Sometimes when I miss prelim I have to call them and they help me,” she said. Through her studies, she hopes to land a job with Northrop Grumman for engineering. Next December, Lee will graduate, leaving behind a great legacy as one of Embry-Riddle’s athletes and one of the first Volleyball Player of the Month for the Eagles.

Dr. Michael Bozeman Profile By: Achyut Nair

Photography by: Brenton Woodruff, Kevin McKeown, Austin Troya, Erica Diels, Michael McClure

Dr. Michael Bozeman was born in Marshall, Texas, but spent most of his childhood in Houston. Dr. Bozeman is an alumnus of Sam Houston State University wherte he earned his bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and Police Science, his Master’s in Law Enforcement Management and his Ph.D in Criminal Justice Management. His research

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focuses on murder, suicide, area forensics and psycholinguistic analysis. A law enforcement official for 33 years at the Houston Police Department, Dr. Bozeman was Sergeant of Police and a Federal Agent. He has been honored multiple times by people and organizations in Texas,Washington D.C. and other countries; earning many awards, including the Star of Texas and the Law Enforcement Purple Heart. After being shot while pursuing a mass murderer

and kidnapper, he was honorably discharged from duty in 2005. Prior to coming to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Dr. Bozeman taught at the University of Texas as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and as a Senior lecturer in Criminal Justice. His other teaching positions over the years were as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Colorado Mesa University, and an instructor at the Boulder

Police Department and the International Law Enforcement Academy. In his spare time, Dr. Bozeman enjoys RVing, camping, hiking, and biking. He also smokes meata in his custom barbecue trailer and is rather good at leather working. When asked about his current location, he says he loves Prescott and feels that the student body is extremely interested and motivated in their studies.

Dr. Brennan Hughey Profile By: Achyut Nair Dr. Brennan Hughey grew up in Elsie, Mich., a very small village almost exactly in the middle of the state. He describes his hometown as a village where “cows outnumber people.” Dr. Hughey first attented college in Holland, Mich.; he then continued his education at the University of Wisconsin,

Madison. Finally, Dr. Hughey completed his post-doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Now that Dr. Hughey has arrived at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott, he teaches physics, which is a subject he is very passionate about. Dr. Hughey is extremely qualified to teach physics as he has taught this subject at other universities as well. By his own admission,

Dr. Hughey spends most of his time, even his free time, thinking about physics. Prior to teaching at ERAU, Dr. Hughey taught physics at the universities he attended: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Wisconsin, Madison. This gave him the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the field of physics. His research interests include studying

Dr. Matthew Haslam

gravitational waves and its characteristics. Although he previously researched high energy neutrinos, which are neutral, elementary sub-atomic particles. Even though physics is his main passion, in his spare time he enjoys running, weight lifting, exercising, and playing board games. Although this is his first year at ERAU, Dr. Hughey already finds Prescott to be a great town.

Profile By: Brad Clancy Dr. Matthew Haslam began his education with a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah, where he studied English, and he continued studying English when he persued his Master’s Degree, also from BYU, but this time with an emphasis in Composition and Rhetoric. He became interested in Literacy Studies, “looking at non-academic literacy practices”, as Dr. Haslam put it, which was the topic of his doctoral dissertation

Professor David Sousa Profile By: Brad Clancy Professor David Sousa completed his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, with a split minor in Mathematics and Chemistry at the University of Arizona, after which he joined the U.S. Navy and was in the Navy nuclear power program. He spent seven years in the Navy, in nuclear submarines and as an instructor at Nuclear Power School. After he left the military, he became interested in computing,

and there found his “true love of careers, and [he] has been there ever since.” Sousa noted that while he is teaching EGR115 (MATLAB), he is learning that it can feel very “hands-on.” “Teaching someone to use a program is like teaching someone to use a machine shop,” Sousa related, “There are safety rules and operating rules, but really it’s not so much about the knowledge, like a list of facts that [the student] has to just give back to me, but it’s more about taking regular English

and translating it” into the language spoken by the computer. He is involved with Dr.Paul Hriljac, a Mathematics professor at Embry Riddle Prescott, in a small company called SoftKrypt, which over the past few years has been working on better computer security solutions for high-security systems. It was Dr. Hriljac who first invited Sousa to teach adjunct courses here at ERAU. Sousa is particularly fond of database administration, and actually became involved

with SoftKrypt because he knew SoftKrypt’s network administrator from their days of working together at Prescott College, where Sousa was the database administrator. He is also planning on sponsoring the ERAU Assembly of Ballroom Dancers Club, in which he was active already in a way, as he attended the dances held at the adult center in Prescott. “Working in the higher education field has been really rewarding,” related Sousa, and he is excited that he will be able to continue to do so.

Dr. Gary Yale received his bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Sciences from the Air Force Academy, his master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology inAeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, and his doctorate from Naval Post-Graduate School also in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, with a dissertation in

Robotics. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, and his education was sponsored by the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force in 2005, whereupon he did a year of consulting work for NASA, helping them figure out how best to develop their systems engineers. In the fall of 2006, Dr. Yale returned to the Air Force Academy as faculty to help support their Systems Engineering program, which was beginning to develop. The position he was in wasn’t a permanent

position, however, and the at the Air Force Academy funding expired in the and came to Embrysummer of 2012, and so he Riddle.” decided to apply for the Dr. Yale grew up in opening at Embry-Riddle a small town, and said he Aeronautical University was “excited to get back Prescott. “I’m very happy to a smaller town,” like to be here, Embry-Riddle Prescott. Dr. Yale plans to has a lot of things going focus on teaching while for it that are similar to at ERAU as opposed to the academy, so it’s not research, which he said quite the cultural shock “was one of the attractive that would have occurred features of Embryif I had gone to [a less Riddle, that they place militarized school],” noted an emphasis on teaching, Dr. Yale. “I kept hearing and it doesn’t have to be really good things about that you’re pulling in a Embry-Riddle from lot of proposal and grant people that had both been money.”

the psychology courses, similar to the process used here by Humanities and Communications professors editing technical reports for senior engineering design courses. He was hired fulltime by BYU’s psychology Dept. for three years, and then he went to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for four years. While there he worked with the school to create curriculum and programs similar to what he had helped implement at BYU. Dr. Haslam says he came to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University because it was a “similar

position to what [he] had in the past”, and that he is familiar with the kind of technical writing done here, as well as seeing programs similar to the team-teaching that he is accustomed to. He also noted that “I grew up in Southern California, and my wife grew up in Utah…, Arizona seems like a good midway point between the two places.” Dr. Haslam plans to help Dr. Curtis James with the Undergraduate Research Institute, along with helping Engineering faculty with different writing sections in design classes.

Professor Paul Nelepovitz Profile By: Allison Cisneros Paul Nelepovitz has been welcomed into the Embry-RiddleAeronautical University Prescott campus community as the new Unmanned Aerial Systems professor. “Put the student first and you’ll be fine” is his academic motto. Nelepovitz is taking his own advantageous experiences and paying it forward to the ERAU community. He hopes the proffered knowledge will help the UAS students acquire jobs. Since UAS is “an expanding field,” Nelepovitz believes that, in time, the forward-

Dr. Gary Yale Profile By: Brad Clancy

at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. As an undergraduate student he had been a philosophy minor, and his interests led him away from the traditional literature courses and more toward actually teaching writing. He taught at BYU for seven years, where he started out attached to their English Department, but then became part of a “team-teaching” arrangement with a BYU psychology professor. They piloted a program which led to BYU’s advanced writing requirement being integrated into

thinking ERAU community would have eventually demanded something like it. He has an extensive background in aviation, and his fascination grew with the UAV Shadow instructor appointment at Fort Huachuca. His experience includes the Office of Air and Rain, Creech Air Force Base, and General Dynamics. Nelepovitz spent 24 years in aviation-related border law enforcement; most of that time was spent in Riverside, Calif. He has shown a remarkable commitment to ERAU because this isn’t his first interaction

with the university. He was in Fort Bragg, NC when he received a Master’s in Aeronautical Science with a Business minor from the precursor to the ERAU Worldwide campus. He returned to ERAU as a professor and expects great things of the UAS program. Nelepovitz has found the ERAU community to be very welcoming. He called his new coworkers “refreshing” and “exceptional.” He wishes to thank the hard work of Professor Ray Bedard and Team A.W.E.S.O.M.E. in the UAS program. “Dr. Robin Sobotta was instrumental in the Arizona

UAS Advisory Committee,” says Nelepovitz. He is looking forward to continue working with such successful and ambitious people. “It’s just flat interesting.” Nelepovitz claims of his chosen career field. He sees many uses for it in the near and far future. If his work at ERAU aids students in UAS, then Nelepovitz is achieving his main goal. He is a strong believer in the UAS potential and is happy to see that potential realized at ERAU. Nelepovitz is a beneficial addition to the UAS group already labeled as determined and visionary.

Professor Elizabeth Long Profile By: Achyut Nair Hailing from the beautiful mountains of Virginia, Dr. Elizabeth Long is no stranger to nature. She spent her childhood in Virginia, and remembers being surrounded by wildlife as she was growing up. This childhood

influenced her to pursue the field of Ecology; earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, a masters degree from William and Mary College, and finally a doctorate degree from University of California, Davis. After her education, Dr. Long has had the privilege to work at Virginia

Tech, UC Davis, and William and Mary. She has also taught many Introduction to Biology courses at different universities, Genetics at Virginia Tech, and Ecology at UC Davis. Coming from a long line of educators, she has a deep passion for teaching.This is her first year teaching at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and

she is looking forward to many great experiences. It is no wonder she chose Prescott to relocate to, especially because she tries to spend most of her time outdoors. She has already taken up rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, chasing butterflies, and knitting. Coming from Davis,

Calif., it is quite the change, but she said she already loves Prescott for its unique weather and mountainous scenery. She also loves the campus, which she describes as “beautiful.” It is very evident that Dr. Long is excited to teach the bright, motivated, determined, and intellectual students of ERAU.

Page12 Professor Michael McClure Profile By: Brad Clancy Prof. McClure didn’t start out attending a college right out of high school like many people do, but instead he spent almost 18 years in managing his own business. An avid reader though, he began to regret not going to college after high school. So at the age of 36 he sold his business and went back to school, beginning with Pensacola Community College in his hometown of Pensacola Florida. He then did his

undergraduate at the University of Florida, studying both Philosophy and Religion. “I had always had a real interest in that aspect of life, how to think about things”, said Prof. McClure, and he followed that passion to graduate studies at Yale University, where he received his Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and Ethics. He is still very interested in psychology and cultural anthropology. Prof. McClure taught for almost 20 years, including a few years at John Carroll

University, a Jesuit college in Cleveland. After that he moved and taught at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. He then “retired”, and migrated out to the West, saying that “every time I found myself on vacation or on sabbatical, I was out West roaming around. I have always traveled a lot out East, that’s where I was born and raised, lived all over the East coast, and it was a natural evolution. Once I started investigating, it is quite vast and beautiful.” Prof. McClure stated that he

likes it at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott a lot, noting that the students here “want to be here, where a lot of them at Washington College were the children of the rich who felt they had to be there.” He would like to emphasize that his teaching will be based in an open-forum style class. “I don’t teach philosophy or religion or ethics from a standpoint of trying to find a right answer, I’m interested in the process of how we come to answers”, said Prof. McClure on his teaching philosophy.

Professor Iacapo Gentilini Profile By: Brad Clancy Dr. Iacapo Gentilini is an Italianborn professor who completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torin, in Turin, Italy. From there, Dr. Gentilini received his master’s degree from Universitat Karlsruhe, in Karlsruhe, Germany. His focus there was in mechatronics. He worked six years in construction, specifically the design of electrical and plumbing systems in commercial buildings before coming to the United States. When he came to the

United States, he began his doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pa., again studying Mechanical Engineering, but this time with a focus in robotics. “I wrote my PhD thesis in path planning optimization for redundant robotic systems,” he pointed out, “and so I have a background in mechanics, in control, and I tried to do was apply this knowledge to robotics.” His work was heavily oriented toward solving the optimization problem toward the end of his doctorate, so his latest paper and research work is on optimizing

the motion of robots, particularly the travel time. He hopes to be able to continue his research here at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and also be able to expand it such that not only travel time is optimized, but also the energy consumption of the robotics and other parameters based on the application. “I decided to come to this school because I really love teaching,” Dr. Gentilini said, and has had a lot of teaching experience, along with attending the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence at CMU during his five years there. “But at the

same time, I would like to go ahead, especially over the summer, with this research,” said Dr. Gentilini referring to his optimization work, “and the projects I have, and work with some of the students, maybe juniors or seniors who are interested in the work I do.” He says that his best talent as a teacher is explaining difficult concepts to students in simple terms. “I may not be the best advisor when it comes to building a piece of hardware, this is not my experience, but when it gets to understanding how things work… is when I perform the best.”

Dr. Kimberly Nankivell Profile By: Brad Clancy Dr. Kimberly Nankivell got his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Arizona, after which he went into private business, and returned to school in 2001 to begin work on his Master’s Degree in Information Technology at American

Intercontinental University. He began his PhD in Information Technology in 2009 at Capella University, which he completed in February 2011. In 2002 he also became a Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), and attained certification as a Cisco Certified Authorized Instructor. He was a professor at Purdue

University from 2002 until the spring of 2012. Dr. Nankivell was a member of Purdue’s Computer Graphics Technology program, where he taught 3-D Modeling and Animation, game design, and web design. Dr. Nankivell has also taught Flash 2-D animation, A+ Certification classes, and CCNA Networking classes. While at Purdue

he played a role in developing several of the courses he taught, therefor leaving his mark on the university, since the classes he taught were so many and so varied. Dr. Nankivell and his wife, Dr. Jana Whittington, decided that they wanted to move from Indiana in 2011, and had been particularly interested in moving to

the Southwest.They made a deal that whichever one of them found a job first, they would both move there. Dr. Whittington was hired last semester as part of the IGNITE program, to head up Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott’s Educational Technology Department. It worked out well, since the couple had wanted to move to Prescott.

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TAU Plunge Makes a Splash

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The sky looked like it was going to rain, but Alpha Sigma Tau decided to continue with their philanthropy project. They decided to use a pool competition to raise funds through entrance fees, donations, and food sales. The Tau Plunge took place at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University pool on Saturday, Sept. 22. Dani Eriksson, an ERAU alumna and AST member, said this was the fourth Tau Plunge the ERAU chapter had held. It was a part of a national philanthropy project to support the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Eriksson said “It’s just a day of lots of fun with a good cause.” Every greek organization on campus received an invitation to participate in the Tau Plunge as a group. The events were a swimsuit/costume contest, synchronized swimming, Anchor Hunt, Fashionista, and a relay race. The relay race involved the four separate events of an inner tube pushing contest, a sailboat race, a ping pong ball, and a threelegged swim. Brittany Sisk, an AST member, called it the “best inner tube race ever.” She was one of the AST members put into an inner tube and pushed or pulled across the pool. It did rain a couple of hours into the event, but AST decided to continue. There was a minor controversy during the ping pong ball race. Participants were instructed to keep a ping pong ball balanced

on a spoon and swim across the pool and back again. Several creative thinkers realized a loop hole. These swimmers stuck the ping pong ball and spoon into their mouths and swam much faster than the others with the ping pong ball outside their body. Cries of “Disqualification!” arose from some AST members and were met with the disqualified swimmers pointing out the AST rules did not prohibit the behavior. In addition to this example of ambiguity, the Tau Plunge caused confusion among some participants because the games were not clearly announced. However, the groups didn’t let it affect their fun and quickly figured out who needed to be where. The organizations who had the most fun were the fraternities. Pi Kapp Associates had a very visual representation of their humor by dressing up as fairies in matching costumes, stockings with bows, and sparkly fairy wings. The creativity of the synchronized swimming was enhanced by the music choice of Katy Perry, Aqua, Beach Boys, Eiffel 65, and LMFAO. The energy overwhelmingly came from the participating fraternities and it was their enthusiasm that drove the Tau Plunge. The groups were awarded based on a point system. Pi Kappa Phi won first place overall. Sigma Alpha Epsilon won second place and Pi Kapp Associates won third place. Winners with the top three highest number of points and all event winners received anchor-shaped medals decorated in the AST signature colors of green and yellow.

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Students compete in the annual TAU plunge at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Pool.

Dueling Pianos Bring Campus Together ROBB COWAN Correspondent

When one thinks of the term “dueling pianos,” the first image that may come to mind is a couple of people actually fighting each other with pianos. Then in hindsight, that image is overly absurd. Friday night, Sept. 28, the lower hanger was abuzz with anticipation as the venue was transformed into a dueling piano “bar.” According to [http://www.duelingpianoskc. com/duelingpianobar.html], “A dueling piano bar is typically a small nightclub that centers around two grand pianos positioned back-to-back with two pianists facing each other. The pianists play songs based on requests from the audience. Patrons write their requests on request forms or any piece of paper they can find and put them on top of the pianos; the piano players then get to work on playing

as many requests as they can…” All of those elements were in place for the evening, except for a couple: the pianos were actually keyboards, and the bar area was sectioned off from the rest of the room. As 100 students and faculty filed into the “nightclub,” the atmosphere was full of anticipation for the night’s entertainment. Beginning at 7 p.m., students played a Jeopardy!-style trivia game, a very common practice at many bars. This allowed the patrons in groups of two to four to find out who was “the best” at general knowledge; however, the categories were anything but typical for Embry-Riddle. A couple of the categories were focused on facts about alcohol and drugs, while another was about pianos. This game went on for about an hour and until a winner was determined. The top score of the evening was 3,900 while second place only received 1,700;

this demonstrated who had been doing their homework. At 8 p.m., the main event began as the pianists Ryan and Jake made their entrance from the back of the room and took their places at the pianos. The main opener for the evening was the song “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis. Once the notes started flowing, the voices of the audience started to chime in as they began singing along. This merely opened the flood gates for request after request for songs from the audience as nearly ten song requests at a time were made. The sheer number caused Jake to comment, “I need a secretary for these requests.” As the night continued, many classic songs passed through the nimble fingers of the pianist from “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-A-Lot and “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks to “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi and the “Friends”

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Student volunteers Sarah and Kris participate in Dueling Pianos.

theme song. Then the festivities became even more exciting as the “duelists” started a competition between the two sides of the room. In a proverbial nutshell, a song from

either a TV series or movie would be played and either side needed to be the first to shout out the title. The side with the correct response was given a point. However, events

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Upbeat music blossomed from the speakers in the Student Union Hangar as the Happy Hour event hosted by the Department of Student Life filtered to life. Student by student, seats were taken and tables were being filled. The fun music set a warm, friendly atmosphere. As students entered, they could stop at tables set up with non-alcoholic drinks. Four drinks were available for students to try, Sex on the Beach, Piña Coladas, Strawberry daiquiris and Margaritas. On another table, students could stop to grab a few snacks to go along with their drinks. Passing through the tables, display boards with facts about different alcoholic drinks and ‘Did You Know’ facts, such as “Water and fruit juice mixers slow the absorption process” and “Red

wine has higher alcohol content than white wine” were displayed. Varied drinks calories and the amount of alcohol in a drink were posted. For instance, 2.0 ounces of Vodka is 138 calories and has 40% alcohol where 2.0 ounces of a Spiced Rum also has 138 calories but 50% alcohol. With the posters around the room about alcohol consumption, Caleb Pryor, Assistant Area Coordinator for the Mingus Mountain complex explained that “the Department of Student Life wants to inform and educate Embry-Riddle students on alcohol while still having a fun time. Also, the Department of Student Life wants to be there for students.” Achieving a positive ambiance while maintaining an educational purpose the students could learn in an authentic way. While students got to hang out and share stories, they could also watch Mario Kart, set up on a Wii. “Beer Goggles” were worn while playing to see the difference

in sight while intoxicated. Everyone else in the room could watch on the screens at the severe difference in the way the game was played with and without the goggles. Student, Eric Maynard, mentioned “everything is dis-proportioned. Everything that looks close is so far away.” Other students preferred to walk the open space in the room to test out the goggles. Some students moved quickly with large, exaggerated steps while others moved slowly, reaching out for chairs that were farther away than they thought. This demonstrated the different effects of alcohol on different people in different ways. For the night of Sept. 20, Resident Assistant Jessica Hodge thought “there was a pretty good turnout, especially for a Thursday night. It’s good for freshmen students to get out of their dorms.” This event was a great way to learn about alcohol effects while hanging out with friends.

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Students took turns driving “drunk” on Mario Cart Wii.

by Allison Cisneros

Title: Peter and Max Author: Bill Willingham Publisher: Vertigo $14.99 372 pages “Peter and Max” is a side story in the Fables epic, but a thrilling tale on its own merit. It tells the story of the Piper family and the two brothers who would become twists of the Peter Piper and the Pied Piper of legends and fairytales. They grew up as travelling musicians and constantly played their way to make a living. Even more desirous than applause, was their father’s instrument called Frost. Passed down through generations from parent to child, Frost was carved from the bone of an ice giant and grants three wishes to each new owner. However, invading forces cause the family and their friends to flee into the woods for survival. The combination of trauma, frustration, and puberty cause Max, the elder brother, to have a very dark reaction to Frost being given to his younger brother, Peter. After a horrible murder and lie, Peter finds himself in a walled city without a way to live and anyone he used to know. He turns to thieving and gets caught by agents of the King of All Thieves. Now official in his new profession, Peter begins gaining trust and running errands for the thieves. Max, on the other hand, has turned into a monster. He meets a witch who promises him power if he can master a musical instrument bred for destruction. Each year, he returns

Tie-Dye Taco Tuesday ALLISON CISNEROS Copy Editor

to her more powerful and evil. Finally, he is given the instrument dubbed Fire by the witch. It’s the start of preparations for Peter and Max that climax at the Pied Piper festival in Germany, where it’s brother versus brother in a tale of family, love, and how far a person is willing to go for what they want. “Peter and Max” is a fairly easy

First Annual Top Shot Competition KELLYN WAGNER Special to Horizons

Director of Alumni Relations Bill Thompson placed a taco on a student’s plate and prepared to do the same to the next ten people behind him. Tie-Dye Taco Tuesday on Sept. 25 was a great success for the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus. About 100 people attended and the Student Alumni Association met goals to spread awareness and have fun. The SAA signed up six new people and collected $210 for club dues. It put the SAA and Alumni Relations Office back into the public’s eye as they put on another popular event. “I had a fabulous day.” exclaimed Barbara Martens, Associate Director of Development. She had seen the volunteers bustle in and out of the office as tie-dye equipment, paperwork, food, and dining necessities were prepared and arranged. A ten foot high balloon arch stood in the background as people lined up at 11:30 a.m.

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SAA Director Bill Thompson cooks up free tacos as students dye their shirts.

for their promised meal: free tacos. Bill Thompson personally served over 200 tacos for TieDye Taco Tuesday while SAA volunteers managed sign-ups, raffle tickets, and the tie-dying. Any SAA members who paid dues, either before or at the event, were eligible to tie-dye a

t-shirt. The SAA t-shirts received a new design and were prepared by the SAA officers on Sept. 24. The SAA volunteers already knew the drill for tie-dying because of the bags the Women’s Ambassador Program had made with ERAU-accepted students in April. They were well-orga-

nized and very efficient at helping people new to the process. Over 36 t-shirts were made at Tie-Dye Taco Tuesday. Each student took home their one-of-akind t-shirt in a Ziploc bag with instructions. The SAA hopes to take a club photo when the tshirts are finished.

read. It has the references to fairytales and legends throughout the book and Steve Leialoha is a brilliant illustrator. Knowing that, it is definitely not a children’s book. It’s a dark tale with the odd humor, but it’s full of sadness, madness, and regret. It’s a great story, and is deserving of a place in the Fables universe.

The ASIS International Eagle Committee held its first Top Shot Competition on Sept. 29. The competition had an individual men’s division, an individual women’s competition, and a team competition. The campus Top Shot was found to be Scott Small in the Men’s division and Liz Andrew in the Women’s division. The winning team was Team Challenge. The competition was a great success and a lot of fun. Competitor Jeanette Monteleone said, “I had a great time and I cannot wait for more events just like this!” All competitors were able to have a good time while competing for prizes that ranged from gift certificates to smaller items like flashlights and water bottles. All of the prizes were graciously donated by over 20 community sponsors. The entire event included a paint ball shooting course with 23 targets, a timed team

run-through of the course, a bake sale, and a raffle with over $300 in prizes. It was a rousing success, raising over $200 to further the professional education of all ASIS members on campus. Dozens of raffle tickets were sold in front of the library in the weeks preceding the competition. Prizes such as a gift certificate to Leap of Faith tattoo, a gift certificate to Bucky O’Neills Gun Store, and a free two-month membership to Champions Gym were up for grabs. All items were raffled off at the end of the shooting competition. Club president Chyvonne Cruz said, “Today [Sept. 29] was a great success. We not only raised funds to increase opportunities for student members, but we also gained community sponsors. Everyone had fun and it was a great team building experience.” Congratulations to Scott Small and Liz Andrew on being the Embry-Riddle Top Shots for 2012!

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OCT. 3, 2012

BREAST CANCER AFFECTS MEN TOO October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although breast cancer is mostly associated with women, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure cancer center is campaigning to make men aware that breast cancer can strike them as well. In the United States, about 2,000 men are diagnosed and about 400 will die from breast cancer annually. It is a rare occurrence but very possible and if men are alerted to the risk factors breast cancer can be caught early and lives can be saved. Men have breast tissue that is prone to all the symptoms that women have. Some of the warning signs are lumps or hard swelling in the chest. Nipples change appearance and can pucker or pull inward and there could be a discharge or redness and scaling can occur. These are all serious signs that something is wrong and must be treated right away. Many men are embarrassed or don’t suspect that problems in their breast could happen because that is usually something that happens to women. However a family history can play a large part in diagnosing a potential cancer medical crisis. If there is any history of breast cancer in your family you are at risk for the disease. Liver disease or Klinefelter’s syndrome will give men a higher

chance of contracting breast cancer. Klinefelter’s syndrome is a medical state in which a chromosome condition can affect various physical attributes. If a problem is suspected, your medical provider will prescribe several tests such as an Xray, ultrasound, or a biopsy to discover any signs of the disease. The earlier problems are found the better. Please do not ignore warning signs; they are crucial to saving your life. Breast cancer in men is different than in women. Since men’s breasts are smaller the cancerous lesions have a shorter distance to travel attacking deeper tissue faster. Therefore, the deadly stages of cancer tend to be more advanced. Plus, men not being aware of the chances of contracting breast cancer will usually postpone seeking medical treatment. A monthly self-examination is a great way to recognize if there have been any transformations in your breast and if any lumps have appeared. If you discover a lump contact your doctor immediately. Early diagnosis helps, of course, to better treatment and a better chance at survival. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention because you think lumps in your breasts only happen to women. We have all been touched by relatives and friends and loved ones whose lives have been affected by this dreadful disease. Early detection is one step towards regaining and maintaining a healthy you.


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Controversial Comedian Astounds Audience REBECCA CHILDS Correspondent

This semester the Board of Campus Activities is, by far, outdoing themselves. Having two consecutive remarkable comedians in a row used to be completely unheard of until recently. The second comedian of the semester, Steve Hofstetter, paid Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University a visit on Friday, Sept. 21. Students piled in to the briskly air-conditioned Davis Learning Center that night excited to be entertained by one of CollegeHumor original writers. Students were given business cards with Hofstetter’s social media information on it and passed a table of other memorabilia while taking their seats. Using a QR code on the business cards, attendees were able to Tweet embarrassing, personal questions to Hof-

stetter that would be featured later in the show. Hofstetter began the show by cracking a joke about how freezing it was in the room and the students laughed, quickly warming up to the comedian. Shortly after, he noticed a student in a Spider-Man sweatshirt sitting in the front row and could not resist antagonizing the student for his blatant “need for attention.” Hofstetter continued by saying that he, the Spider-Student, must really be wasting his powers here because the most he could do in Prescott, Ariz. would be swinging from the second floor of one building to the first floor of another. At this point, Hofstetter segued into a hilarious, while accurate, description of how Prescott was literally in the middle of nowhere; a topic most comedians find amusing. After this, Hofstetter did not hesitate to dive into the bulk of

his show which consisted of political and social themes. His topics ranged from abortion to racism in Arizona and his generally left-leaning opinion on these topics. Underneath the jokes, Hofstetter touched on real political beliefs such as that it takes a responsible person to decide that they are not ready to raise a child and that it is barefaced racism to require citizens in Arizona to have paperwork proving that they are not illegal immigrants. Hofstetter joked that he would like to go around demanding white people to show him their paperwork that proves they are not illegal Canadian immigrants. Throughout the night, Hofstetter kept the jokes rolling and the audience laughing-appreciating Hofstetter’s crafty political jabs. Towards the end of the show, Hofstetter opened the floor for audience members to ask questions; all of which led

to interesting and hilarious responses from the comedian. In this area, Hofstetter really displayed comedic brilliance by responding to the strangest and most awkward questions swiftly and with such dexterity it seemed that the jokes must have been pre-written. Audience members went red in the face with laughter from the hilarious questions, and even more hilarious responses. The students with the best questions walked away with free copies of one of his comedy albums. Before closing the show, Hofstetter also offered the audience the opportunity to choose from three equally funny, though mildly inappropriate, shirts that the students could buy. Overall, the campus very much enjoyed Hofstetter’s visit and will most likely welcome him back in the future with open arms.

Area 51 Holds Student Open House ALLISON CISNEROS Copy Editor

The Women’s and Diversity Center opened itself to students, staff, and faculty on Wednesday, Sept. 19 as an official Open House. It was also a Passport Event so many students came in to receive their stickers. Melanie Wilson, Director of the Women’s and Diversity Center, was more than happy to oblige them. “Area 51,” nicknamed as such because it is in Building 51, greeted all guests with a diverse array of food: grape leaves stuffed with spiced rice, sushi, cake, and cream cheese covered with raspberry chipotle sauce. The afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. was filled with students, conversations, and laughter while people mingled at the Women’s and

Diversity Center of the EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus. Area 51 gained Wilson on Jan. 30 as a director for the previously underdeveloped Women’s and Diversity Center. Her education reads as an extensive list of qualifying studies for this particular job. Her degrees in Psychology, College Student Personnel Services, and administration with Women’s Studies aided her during her more than 20 years as a Women’s Studies and Sociology faculty member. Wilson definitely exceeds the qualifications for an excellent director. She has worked very hard on the atmosphere of Area 51. The center is decorated to be a relaxing, casual atmosphere with comfortable chairs and an ever-growing supply of reading material. There is coffee and water for anyone who comes

in, as well as a bottomless chocolate bowl on her desk. Wilson sees chocolate as a positive mood-enhancer and offers it to anyone in need of edible happiness. The purpose of the Women’s and Diversity Center is to bring more diversity to the EmbryRiddle Prescott campus and foster familiarity between the differences each student brings from home. Wilson hopes to achieve that by bringing a group of successful women to speak to Embry-Riddle. Currently, the lineup for the semester is Sarah Weddington, Andrea Robertson, and Ann Meyers Drysdale. Weddington was the youngest person to win a Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade in 1972. Robertson became the first female racecar driver to stand on the Le Mans podium in any class since 1931. Drysdale was the

first player to be on the United States National basketball team while in high school. She was also the first woman at UCLA to receive a four-year athletic scholarship and the only woman to sign a contract with an NBA team, the Indiana Pacers. “I was happy to see the number of ROTC students, and men as well as women who attended.” Wilson comments on the Open House. Indeed, a group of Air Force ROTC cadets and an Army ROTC cadet were the first group to enter Area 51. Perhaps the most diverse guest of any that day was the cobra snake in a bottle. It was placed on the table among the food and sparked many comments and strange looks. Wilson continues to be one of the most interesting additions to the ERAU Prescott campus and doesn’t show an indication to be anything but full steam ahead.

Obama’s America by Robb Cowan

Election time is just around the corner and everyone in America is weighing the options as to who to vote for the highest office in our government. Four years ago, President Barack Obama, Jr. took the helm of this nation on the promise of change; however, it was not the change that the people were expecting. Author Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” released on August 28, 2012, takes a step back from the political circus and gives America a look at the origins of what is now in the works for America’s future. With the media circus surrounding the president, many people have not taken the time to look at the man behind the hype. D’Souza has taken the last four years since Obama’s election to help shed light on who is really leading this nation, and his findings are rather shocking depending on who is watching this documentary. Two facts uncovered include the fact that America has “lost 40% of its wealth since 2007. Basically, if you own a home that cost $200,000, it is only worth $120,000 today,” D’Souza stated dur-

ing his commentary. Additionally, it was discovered that a bust of the late Winston Churchill was returned to England within months of Obama entering office. D’Souza speculates that it was because “Churchill was a colonialist.” Some say that Obama is an anti-colonialist and seeks to weaken the nation while the rest of the world, including America’s enemies, become stronger. The long and short of the film, according to D’Souza, is one question: “Are we in pursuit of the American Dream…or Obama’s Dream?” One will wonder what “Obama’s Dream” is and one way to answer that question is to watch this 90 minute documentary while it is still in theaters. In terms of rating, it receives 3.5 stars out of 5 merely owing to the fact that the film would be better viewed on the History Channel compared to the theater; however, the social setting of the theater allows for the audience to discuss what they witnessed. Informative and thought provoking, “2016: Obama’s America” is beneficial to those with political uncertainty.


Ingredients: Oreo Crust: 24 crushed Oreo cookies (without Filling) 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter The Filling: 12 tablespoons(1 ½ sticks) salted butter, room temperature - 1 cup granulated sugar - 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate(melt to measure and then cool) - 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract - 3 large eggs(don’t get cheap, buy good eggs) Topping: Whipped cream - Chocolate curls - Crushed Oreo Directions Oreo Crust: Put Oreos in a food processor or blender and turn on high till they are at a fine course powder (with small to medium chunks). Alternatively, place Oreos in a plastic bag and crush with a hammer (what I did). Set aside 1/3 cup for the topping later. Mix remaining portion with the melted butter and then firmly press crumbs into place to create a crust. Bake

crust at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes. Don’t over-bake the crust or it will be very hard. The Filling: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or just a regular bowl with an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar until light and fluff y (about 2 minutes). With machine running, slowly add melted chocolate and the vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating at medium speed for five minutes after each addition. Then pour filling into cooled pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap or tin foil. Then put it into the refrigerator or freezer for about 4 hours or even better, the entire night. Topping: After the filling has cooled in the fridge top it off with whipped cream, a lot of whipped cream (about 1in thick all around) and the left over crushed Oreos. Put back in the fridge or freezer for 1 hr. Then serve. This is pie is amazing! Please make it! The ingredients are very cheap and it is so simple. The Oreo crust definitely makes for something more interesting than the traditional crust. It will have you begging for more af-

ter the first piece. One bite just melts in your mouth with the creamy chocolate filling and the whipped cream. I highly recommend getting an electric mixer, I have one and there is just no way to top it. It whips everything up till it is nice and creamy, if you try to do it by hand it will not turn out the same. Make sure to beat everything thoroughly, follow the 5 minute rules in the directions above. Now, this is a family recipe and it takes the secret ingredient, love, to get it perfect. When you make it imagine you are making it for your family party. So, take your time, make it look perfect, because presentation is half the battle. Your first time making it will be good, but make more and they will get better each time. Finally, don’t forget to customize it. This recipe can be customized in many different ways. Add some more chocolate and sugar or take out some butter. Play with the recipe, but not too much. Have fun with it and don’t forget that if things go south, just start over and consider it a lesson. Have fun!



The Fallen


A student fiction story, Part 10

by Brandon Leadbetter

Do you think Earhart’s is better than Chartwells Dining Services? by Mitch McKenzie Photos by Kevin McKeown

Nick Kalinichenkl “They are doing pretty good so far.”

Jackson Dixon-Galbreth “It’s different, it’s a good different. I like what they are doing. I like the booth seats and definitely the propeller tables. They are legit.”

Kathryn Eberle “Seems like the staff is trying to do better, the manager came up and asked a few times what do you want that we don’t have already.”

John Marbut “Sodexo is at least twice as good as Chartwells. The quality of food is much better.”

ASIS Continued from C2 The ASIS Eagle Committee looks forward to running this event again next year as they

PIANOS Continued from C1 was “My Bonny” and the players were to alternate who was sitting in a chair and who was standing whenever a “B” word in the song was sung. This be-

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search for Embry-Riddle’s Top Shot in 2013. The Committee will be holding its next general meeting on October 9 at 5:30 pm in Building 17. Go to the meeting and find out about all of the future events that they will be hosting. The ASIS Eagle Committee

is open to all students on campus. It provides contact to a network of over 30,000 security professionals from around the world while also furthering the education of the student members. All students are invited to come and learn how they can further their careers.

came more entertaining when the whole audience joined in; Ryan commented that the whole audience “looked like the W hack-A-Mole game.” With only fifteen minutes remaining in the evening, excitement picked up as the pianists took most of the remaining requests on their table and combined them into a vast medley

“mash-up” between old and new songs from “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Sieger to “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. Upon the final note of the medley, the audience erupted with applause and gave Jake and Ryan a standing ovation. The patrons left the “club” with refreshed with more spring in their steps.

With the NYPD on John’s side, it was time. Ava’s patterns of drawing both good and evil to New York hit its peak two weeks after John’s arrest. Tim became the liaison between John and the department. It was that same night that four semi trucks crossed the Brooklyn Bridge heading into Manhattan. John and half the department were waiting for them as the others were locking down the island. John walked to the back of the first truck and reached for the padlock on the back door. He ripped the solid steel from the door. The door slid open and the police could only stare at the rows of weapons and creatures in the truck. The other doors were opened and the troops started to arm themselves and assemble as the thunder boomed overhead. “Where did this come from?” Tim asked John as he looked up. “We are going to need that power out aren’t we?” John said smiling. The people that were still on Manhattan were told to stay inside and away from windows as this was to be the largest storm of all time. John knew people would see what was to come, but he hoped someone would take care of that later. He even understood that people were going to die, but he, better than anyone else knew that this was war. The battle would shake the very foundations of the Earth and determine the fate of mankind. The US government was informed of the situation and was ordered to drop the largest nuclear warhead they had on the city as a last line of defense. “You ready?” Tim asked as the streets into the city were lined with soldiers of multiple species. Armed with guns and weapons of myth and legend, this was the army that fought for what was still good in the world when the horn was heard. Everyone looked to the skies and streaks of bright, white light crashed onto the rooftops all around the army. Every human and creature looked away from the light except John who only shook his head, “Show offs.”

The light began to fade as the feathery wings appeared as the Legions of Heaven had arrived to lend their support. There were hundreds staring down at the awaiting army as the lead angel, covered in armor not of this world, dropped down in front of John and Tim. He wore a helmet that looked like the head of a falcon. “Hello, John,” the angel said, “You gathered quite a turnout.” “Thanks, Gabriel,” John said, “I’m glad you all decided to show up. Is he here?” “He is,” Gabriel said bowing his head, “He says the battle will commence in Central Park.” “I figured as much,” John said turning away from the angel. “He wanted me to give you this,” Gabriel said making John turn. John stopped and saw the horn in his hand, “He said you are the one to blow the call.” John took the horn and said, “I will,” striding away. Gabriel flapped his wings as the angels took flight heading into the city. Tim stumbled as he ran and watched the angels fly, “What is the horn supposed to do?” “It’s to call her into the battle,” John said with irritation. “Call who? Your daughter?” Tim asked. “Ava,” John said as he stood at the head of the army. Every group could see him as they waited for his words. Enemies of man now stood side by side, ready to fight for the future of all, when John said, “You know why we have been gathered here. The fate of all our races hangs in the balance. Man and beast will stand together against the darkness that threatens this world. We will be victorious or together we fall!” The army roared to his words and he turned, heading into the city. Eyes peered through curtains and doors as the army marched into the shadows of death. As every column reached the outskirts of Central Park, the army halted in the twilight hour as the rain started to fall. John could feel the dampness through his leather armor as

Challenge Yourself

Correction: BRYAN RHODES Correspondent

In the Sept. 19, 2012 edition of Horizons Newspaper on page B2 the Club Spotlight on the Challenge Yourself club contained some wrong information.

Challenge Yourself is a wonderful club that offers many unique ways for people to look at defending and standing up for themselves. Their motto explains the club’s purpose: “Challenge Yourself to

he came to a homeless man in rags. “You’re almost late,” the man said without turning as Gabriel dropped from the rooftop and knelt to him. “I’m never late, just right on time,” John said stepping up beside him, “Late for what?” “This,” the man said. Almost on cue, Central Park went up in flames. The buildings on the far side of the park were engulfed in flames as an army of demons started to march from the fire. A massive, burned figure was at the head of the new army. The sky was filled with flying monstrosities and the ground shook as beasts of massive proportions marched towards them, but stopped on the edge of the park. John gritted his teeth as the burned one stepped forward. Lucifer said, “This ends here!” “We shall see,” the old man in rags said with little worry, “Blow the horn, John.” John put the horn to his lips and blew into the device and immediately cringed. Every creature and man nearly fell to their knees to the noise, but one set of eyes opened. In the dark depths of New York City, the true monster awoke. Regaining his balance, John felt the ground tremble, “She’s on her way.” “I know,” the old man said with a smile as Central Park exploded. Through the fire and smoke, a ball of fire rose into the sky. Ava stood in the center. Two swords of fire were in her hands. She spun in a circle looking at those who had come to fight for her. Everyone knew that she was the key to either side’s victory, but she was not going to side with anyone. John looked into her eyes. His heart broke as he could only see the will to destroy. “Take her!” the devil roared. “All legions engage!” John roared. Arrows and spells flew through the air as the battle for mankind’s fate began. Be sure to read the end of “The Fallen” in the next issue.

get P.A.S.D. (Personal Awareness Self Defense) anything.” Challenge Yourself is a community outreach program focused on bringing all forms of personal awareness and self-defense to every member of the community. They have a goal of becoming a national organization by 2014 by working with local schools to help introduce security to daily lives. People may not realize how much danger they are in with everything they do and the information they put on the internet. Most people think of defending as physical, but this club offers lessons in both gun safety and cyber safety. Cyber safety is

one of the most underestimated types of security right now. So why not take some time to learn how to protect yourself from a club on campus? Currently, Challenge Yourself has over 150 members signed up. But if you are not on that list, they are willing to take on any new members. Feel free to contact Club President Kyle Sale. The club is sponsored by Hot Yoga Studio on Prescott Lakes Parkway. The class locations can vary so if you haven’t signed up for the club you will need to email them to get the details on the classes. Please contact Kyle Sale at [].


OCT. 3, 2012


by Mitch Rasmussen

Humphrey’s Trail

By Bryan Rhodes

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a fun club on campus that is a one of a kind. The Bowling League was founded in Spring of 2012, after being inactive for several years. Alexander Kimball, the President, is moving this club forward, by accepting all members whether or not you have a bowling average of 200 or never bowled before. Another bonus is you don’t have to have any equipment of your own, you just need to show up with an open attitude. Currently they have 65 members signed up, and expecting about 15 to 25 members per week. The club is bowling at Antelope Lanes on Tuesday nights starting at 9:30 p.m. (they had their first meeting on Sept. 25). They do offer transportation for members who need help getting to the meetings. Each member that goes will have to pay for the weeks that you go (i.e. paying for the games you play, shoes you rent, ect).

Perhaps one of the most satisfying trails in Northern Arizona, Humphrey’s Trail will take you to the very top of the state at 12,633 feet. To get to Humphrey’s Trail, take I-17 or Hwy 89/I-40 North to Flagstaff. Then, follow US 180 North for seven miles. After that, take Snowbowl Road (FR 516) for 7.4 miles. The trailhead can be accessed from the Snowbowl lower parking lot. This trail winds through beautiful aspen and pine forests with moderate to heavy elevation gain the entire way; this isn’t your grandparents’ hike. I would consider this hike to be quite strenuous on the average person, so you may want to pace yourself and allow some extra time to get to the top and back. Remember to bring lots of water, preferably a full camelback, as there aren’t any spots to refill along this trail. Once you pass the tree line and get into the alpine wilderness, you will be greeted with a false summit and a fork in the trail. This location is characterized by a marvelous view between the two mountain peaks on a relatively flat patch of ground. Reading the signs will inform you

October 3 - October 16

Thu 4

Fri 5

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. NAVAIR Civilian Presentation @ DLC

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Industry/Career Expo @ Activity Center

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. FBI @ AC1-104

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Astro-Physics Colloquium @ AC1104

* 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Ballroom Dance Party @ Adult Center of Prescott

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The Boeing Company @ DLC & Southwest Airlines Presentation @ HSU 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. United Airlines Presentation @ HSU

Wed 10 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CIA Information Session @ AC1-104 * 6:30 p.m. Prescott Film Festival Monthly Series @ Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

Length: 8.5 Miles Round-trip Time: 6 Hours Elevation Gain: 3,333

The goal of the club is to allow people to get off campus and have a little fun. Going every week isn’t mandatory, and a required time commitment for some of those crazy weeks all students have in the semester. The club is working on becoming more involved in the community, by holding a tournament between the three colleges in the area. The hope is that this will become an annual tournament and bring a different kind rivalry between Yavapi and Prescott College. They are also working on having a fun bowl night to bring everyone closer., which will also allow new members to get to know the current members of the club. This should also allow new members that are interested in the club. All of these events are still in the planning stages so dates should be released later. If you are interested in joining or learning more about the club, then please contact Kimball at [].

ERAU Prescott Wed 3


* 7:30 p.m. Rabbit Hole @ Prescott Center for the Arts

Thu 11 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sarah Weddington - Some Leaders Are Born Women @ HSU 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. ERAU Prescott Aviation History Program @ DLC

Calendar of Events

Sat 6 * 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dogtoberfest @ Prescott Courthouse Plaza

Sun 7

Mon 8

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Silver Wings Associate Information Meeting @ AC1 -107

* 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Prescott Art Docents Art Talk @ Prescott Center for the Arts

* 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Opening Reception for Silent Orchestra @ Prescott College Art Gallery

Fri 12 Mid-Semester Break! * 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Ballroom Dance Party @ Adult Center of Prescott

that the left trail takes you to the top of Humphrey’s Peak while the right leads you down another trail. Take the left fork and continue on the slightly less traveled alpine trail to the top of Humphrey’s Peak. You will be greeted by at least four false summits before you make it to the top, but there may be more. Be prepared for this to weaken your resolve but, believe me, making it to the top is well worth the effort; don’t settle for less. At the summit of the trail, you will find the absolute best view in Northern Arizona; stretching all the way from Sedona, the Bradshaws, and the Mogollon rim in the South to the Grand Canyon in the North. On a cloudy day, you will be greeted by passing cumulus that tend to completely engulf the mountain top; I was lucky enough to experience this during the Monsoon season. While this hike will take a lot out of you, its views and experience are well beyond your wildest fantasies. It does get chilly at the top of Arizona, so bring a jacket, or at least a hoodie, because you will definitely need it.

Sat 13

Sun 14

7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Come Fly With Us @ R/C Airfield

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Silver Wings Assosiate Meeting @ AC1 - 107

* 8:30 a.m. Audubon Bird Walk @ Highlands Center for Natural History

* 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Big Water, Little Boats @ Prescott Public Library

Mon 15 * 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Prescott Art Docents Art Talk @ Prescott Center for the Arts

Tue 9 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. RHA Meeting @ Hall 5 Lounge

Tue 16 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. RHA Meeting @ Hall 5 Lounge

* 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 21st Annual FallFest in the Park Arts & Crafts Show @ Prescott Courthouse Plaza

* Event from



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Dells Have Eyes MITCH RA SMUSSEN

side you will find a cross that’s nailed to the wall, an old statue of Mary, and some other religious trinkets. Outside of the “church” there are little pews made of stone that may actually get used from time to time. A gravel road leading from the church will lead you through a small group of houses and eventually take you to Highway 89. Many of you may have noticed the small graveyard located near the trailhead, just inside the boulders. Investigation of the area led me to find at least six dogs and one human (ashes) buried there. The graves are just on the other side of the wash that runs parallel to the trail; once you look, you can’t miss them. By far the creepiest thing I have come across has been an old, ratt y office chair that sits

on a pile of stones overlooking the lake. I’m glad I didn’t discover it in the middle of the night. You can get to the chair by following the bike trail that loops around the lake. From the tunnel, veer slightly left and take the bike path until it reaches a small strip of trees at the tip of the peninsula. While I am sure I have only just scratched the surface, I’ve found quite a few scary locations in the dells. Every time I have ventured into the boulders this semester, I have come out with another tale of terror; and I invite you to do the same. Have you come across anything worth mentioning that I may have missed? If so, please feel free to contact me at [] with all the grim and gory details.

Counseling Corner:

What Counseling can Offer you JOANNE HIRD Special to Horizons

“OMG!!! Emily, I just walked into Statics and found out that the project is due tomorrow and I thought it was next week. I’m already behind in Physics and Calculus. My mom keeps calling me wanting to know how I’m doing. She had to take my dog to the vet because he ate something bad. I’m supposed to go to that club meeting tonight since they are electing officers. That guy I told you about keeps texting me and I don’t know if I want to go out with him or not. Plus, I keep getting texts from my boyfriend from home too, even though we decided to see other people. I can’t handle all of this!!!! What can I do???” Does any of this sound familiar? If so there’s a place on campus you can go to get help. The Counseling Services is located in the Wellness Cen-

Using the iPad as an Electronic Flgiht Bag JARED TESTA Special to Horizons

Senior Correspondent

Have you ever been walking around in the dells across the street and stumble on something extremely creepy? Well I do, every damn time I go there. It didn’t used to be that way. I have been consistently hiking the Willow Lake Dells since the first day of my freshmen year, but for some reason I didn’t notice any of this stuff until now. Maybe it’s just because the world is going to end this semester but, regardless of any Mayan prophecies, it seems my little oasis has turned a little sour. I just thought you would all like to know what I have found so far. First off, there are all sorts of little wigwam/teepee looking piles of sticks that seem like five-star resorts for heroin addicts. I vaguely remember seeing one of these before, but they seem to have multiplied by a great deal. I have boiled it down to two theories: either a ton of college students are using them for parties, or Prescott is experiencing a skyrocketing rise in satanic residents. Speaking of satanic rituals, if you hike back far enough you will come across a really disturbing pagan-esque altar built on a outcropping that lies next to a seasonal pond. It takes about an hour of sketchy scrambling to get to, but the creep-factor is well worth it. If you continue to scramble your way back you will actually discover a church that lies within a small cave. In-

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ter at Haas Commons near Earhart’s and is fully staffed with mental health counselors to assist you with these types of issues. As you might expect, we help students with more serious problems too like grief resolution, relationships, family issues, substance abuse, eating disorders, selfesteem issues, lack of assertiveness, anxiety, and depression. These are just some of the common concerns we see in individual counseling. Counseling is a process of learning new ways to cope with difficulties and exploring issues important to you. It is a confidential discussion between you and a trained professional about personal, emotional, or social issues. Our counselors can assist you through active and empathetic listening and reflection, guided self-exploration, structured exercises, new perspectives for consideration, and helpful information.

So don’t let yourself become overwhelmed. Get help before life and school get out of hand. Even if just to help you get organized! ERAU Counseling Services is available, and fortunately, for all students here at ERAU, counseling is free! Making an appointment to see a counselor on campus is easy! Just stop by or call the Wellness Center at 928.777.6653. Don’t forget to “LIKE U S ” o n Fa c e b o o k a t [ w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / erauprescottwellnesscenter]. Note: The counseling office is located in Haas Commons, Building 73. Making an appointment to see the counselor on campus is easy! Just call the Wellness Center at 928.777.6653 and indicate that you would like to set an appointment with a counselor. Counseling Services is committed to helping you make the most out of your college career!

As you’ve likely read in the Flight Operation Manual, the Flight Department allows use of an iPad to meet the requirement to have a number of specific documents in your possession. Let me take a moment to explain a little about this policy, how we got there, and where we see ourselves going in the future. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 91.21 covers the use of Portable Electronic Devices. Paragraph (b) (5) of this part specifically allows “Any other portable electronic device that the operator of the aircraft has determined will not cause interference with the navigation or communication system of the aircraft on which it is to be used.” In conjunction with our counterparts at Daytona Beach we tested equipment and developed the policy as you see written in the Flight Operations Manual. With the rapidly changing technology and vast numbers of available tablets, we had to decide on one to test and implement our Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) policy. Given Apple’s reputation for product development and quality control, the decision was made to move forward with the iPad. Additionally, we had already narrowed down on using ForeFlight as a charting provider, and it’s only available for iOS devices. The policy itself was developed based on feedback from initial us-

ers. One point that we routinely receive questions/complaints about is the requirement to have the device in airplane mode inflight. Until recently, our thought process was along the lines of the extra GPS being unnecessary, given the internal GPS units and 10.4” MFD sitting right in front of you. However, recent developments in the ForeFlight application, including the runway proximity warning feature, have us evaluating that portion of the policy. As we continue to evaluate the policy, you can probably expect a change this semester. An additional benefit with ForeFlight is the “Documents” section, which allows us to have control of our electronic documents. ForeFlight allows us to make changes to documents, such as the Flight Operations Manual, and upload the new document to a linked Dropbox account. ForeFlight then knows the document has changed, and will issue an update alert to all users indicating a pending download.This process ensures that students and instructors always have the most recent version of critical documents. As we progress through the semester, you will see other electronic documents added to ForeFlight. The documents will still be available via the Flight website, however they are “unofficial” copies and will be have a watermark indicating such. The only official documents that can be used in lieu of paper documents are available through ForeFlight. In the past few months we’ve

modified several internal processes to an electronic work flow using the iPad. For example, we’ve transitioned our Instructor training records and files to a completely digital process using fillable PDF files and cloud storage. If you’ve completed a stage check recently, you probably noticed the check instructor making notes and completing a “Plan of Action” on an iPad. The completed “Plan of Action” is then mailed to your instructor and training manager, providing a feedback loop that formerly didn’t exist. This process allows for continuous improvement and further development of each instructor’s teaching skills. In the coming year we’ll be transitioning even more of our internal business practices to an electronic work flow. We’ll also be developing additional training content to be delivered via an iPad. Our goal is to have a complete training solution including all the functionality of an electronic flight bag for our student’s use by the Fall of 2014. If technology is something that interests you and if you would like to have input into how technology is incorporated into future flight training, you should get involved with the EmbryRiddle Flight Department. See the Sept. 19 issue of Horizons for an article about the Flight Line Student Advisory Board written by Mr. Josh Donaldson. This is a very exciting project and we would love to have student wparticipation going forward!

Director of Women’s and Division Center ANONYMOUS Special to Horizons

Ever since ERAU hired Melanie Wilson to be the Director of the Women’s and Diversity Center last Spring, she has been working to make Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University a more accepting place for minorities of all kinds. Last semester she seemed to be going about it the right way, encouraging prospective female students, holding events in her center, and starting the Safe Zone program. But now Wilson has taken a sharp turn off the subtle, positive, supportive track. So what is it about these emails she sends that are so wildly inappropriate? As Wilson noted in an email to one student, on which she copied many others, “part of a university education is exposure to different viewpoints and ideas, especially regarding the people you will be working with in the future.” Sounds reasonable enough on the surface, but let’s examine how she’s doing it. Over the summer, and ending right as the school year began, was the Muslim holy season of Ramadan. Both at the

beginning and end of Ramadan, Wilson sent out emails announcing the event and wishing everyone “Eid Mubarak.” One student responded to her email, and asked if she would be doing the same for other holy seasons, for example, when Catholics enter and exit Lent. She answered with; “now here’s the deal – do people not know about Easter, Christmas, and other religious holidays of the dominant Christian traditions in the US?” She claims to educate, but doesn’t want to teach about everyone equally. Even when mentioning the Jewish season of Rosh Hoshana, the most sacred time of year for faithful Jews, they only got one email, and it didn’t teach at all about what Rosh Hoshana is, it just offered an empty “L’shanah tovah!” All during the summer Wilson also abused the Olympics and other such events. Instead of talking about all the Olympic successes for everybody, at events which are supposed to promote world peace, she instead spent all her energy focusing on Arab women who were racing. Yes, it’s remarkable that they made it there, but just because they are there doesn’t

mean that the other athletes don’t deserve equal recognition! The “Women’s and Diversity Center, ” or “Area 51” as it is now called (are women and minorities aliens now?) is being used for nothing more than to create reverse discrimination, on a campus where women have enough issues already being so vastly outnumbered. During “Sexual Assault Week” Wilson sent out a reminder to all the guys at ERAU, which impugned their honor; a statement of her own opinion, that “men are the ONLY ones who CAN stop rape.” In one email she took something that was positive, injected her own opinions, and indicted every single man on the ERAU campus of being a rapist, and told every woman here that they are helpless to stop rape if men don’t intervene. I, and many others wrote responses, and all we got back was an email from Wilson defending her point of view and justifying herself, and why what she said is true. She is creating more division and strife instead of creating peace. This has to end. A real Diversity Director would help ERAU see people, not women and minorities, and would celebrate all people equally.



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Allison Read


Dr. Alan J. Malnar []

Attributions Barbara Chearney, Rebecca Childs, Jason Chong, Flavio Ciobanu, Carsen Cooper, Erica Diels, Joanne Hird, Robert Mariscal Jr., Michael McClure, Mitch McKenzie, Kevin McKeown, Achyut Nair, Ashley Ramirez, Melea Rhodes, Judy Segner, Sarah Shuler, Andrew Sime, Shali Subramanian, Jake Suss, Jared Testa, Kellyn Wagner

National Cyber Security Awareness Month BARBARA CHEARNEY Special to Horizons

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. In recognition of this nationwide initiative, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has partnered with industry and institutional leaders to bring you some new tools to help keep you and your information safe. These tools include a mobile check list, tips on how to keep a clean computer and recommendations on simple things you can do to stay safe in a connected world. This information – and much more – is now available on the Information Technology website (ERNIE>Information Technology>Security), but we did want to highlight a few key items. Minimize your risks online by practicing these simple habits: Keep your machine clean •Install and run anti-virus software on your personal devices (download it for FREE on the IT website). •Back up your data on personal drives or portable devices like USBs, CDs or removable hard drives. •Plug and scan USB drives and other external devices – they may be infected with viruses and malware. Protect personal information •Make your password long and strong by combining letters, numbers, symbols, or phrases. •Lock your workstation when

you are not using it, power it down at the end of the day. •Limit exposure of private information in online postings. •Maintain possession of your USB and other external devices at all times or lock them away. •Keep your passwords private, do not write them on a sticky note or share them with anyone (no one from ERAU will ever ask you for your password). •Secure your smart phone with a pass code. Surf the Web wisely •Refrain from emailing your password, social security number, date of birth or any other personal information. •Shop and bank only on security-enabled sites, ones with Web addresses that start with “https://” or “shttp://” •Think before you click – anything that appears questionable or “too good to be true”, probably is unsafe. Be security conscious •Ignore phishing emails, text messages, or phone calls. •Get permission before taking pictures or videos of others. •Remember that your actions may impact the university. •Alert the IT department of suspicious activity. All students, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to practice good online habits. It is all our responsibility to keep our environment secure. Please do your part, and be sure to visit us online for more information.

Be SMART: Sexual Misconduct Resource Team

“Our mission is to create a learning, working, and living environment that reflects and promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect.” Do you know what to do if you believe that a sexual misconduct has occured? A student who has experienced an incident of sexual misconduct should seek help, support, and information immediately. If you have experienced an incident of sexual misconduct, you should consider the following immediate actions: Get to a safe place as quickly as possible. Consider notifying a member of the Sexual Misconduct Resource Team which includes; the Wellness Center, Counseling, Student life, Campus Safety, the Dean of Students, and the Title IX Coordinator. If you can, avoid showering, bathing, douching, urinating, or cleaning up in any way. This will prevent the loss of valuable evidence; though evidence can still be collected even if you do. Do not wash any clothes, towels, or sheets that may contain evidence. Preserve all evidence in a paper bag (not plastic), or deliver directly to law enforcement. Do not blame yourself, this was not your fault! Utilize University and community resources for immediate and long-term assistance. Prevent Sexual Misconduct: Observe your environment, Use the buddy system, Use well lit areas, Utilize Embry-Riddle Safewalk 928.777.3739 Use the Blue Light safety phones on Campus

Distribution Off-Campus On-Campus

Mitch Rasmussen


Austin Troya


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