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Enrollment decreases to 21,500 By Vincent D. Scebbi Editor-in-Chief
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Total enrollment at the University of Toledo saw a decrease of about 1,100 from last year. The numbers, which were released Sept. 4, put the university at 21,500 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students across all campuses, a decrease from 22,624 at this
point last year. The number of students enrolling directly from high school went down as well, from 3,504 to 3,189 this year. UT President Lloyd Jacobs said in a statement one reason that may have contributed to the decrease was moving the deadline to enroll at Toledo to July 31, instead of the 15th day of the semester.
“While this year’s class is a bit smaller, it is also better prepared for the rigors of a college education,” Jacobs said. “Traditionally students who apply for admission late in the summer are among the least likely to return the following year, let alone earn a degree.” The Full Time Equivalency decreased from 19,059 to 18,109 as well. The FTE is
what determines the amount of money UT receives from the state. Jacobs said cost could be another reason why enrollment is down. While UT froze tuition during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years, the rate has increased over the past few years. This fall, it went up 3.5 percent for most students
Sexual assault center
A look at hookah culture around UT / 5
Protesters succeed in delaying move
and 4 percent for students in some graduate programs. “We’ve always been among the leaders in working to keep costs down,” Jacobs said in the statement. “But at the same time, many of the students who wanted to return to college and retool following the recession have now done that and returned to the marketplace.” activism
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Javier Sicilia, leader of Caravan for Peace, protests in Chicago Sept. 3.
Caravan for Peace to stop at UT today
Memorial for former dean to be Friday A memorial service for Former Dean of the Judith Herb College of Education Thomas Switzer will be Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Driscoll Alumni switzer Center Auditorium. Switzer, who served as dean from 2002 to 2009, died Aug. 29.
UT Board of Trustees meeting schedule The following are the UT Board of Trustees’ meetings for the month of September. Any questions may be directed to the University Communications Office at 419-530-7832. n Wednesday, September 5, 2012 – Driscoll Alumni Center, Schmakel Room. 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Social Dinner n Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – Toledo Hilton Hotel, Faculty Club Room. 7:30 a.m. Clinical Affairs Committee Meeting. n Monday, September 17, 2012 – Driscoll Alumni Center, Schmakel Room. 1 p.m. Board Meeting.
By Danielle Gamble News Editor
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Members of the UT Feminist Alliance sit during the Student Senate meeting to protest the possible moving of the Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program to a more public location on Sept. 4.
Feminist Alliance and Student Government protest administrative proposal to move sexual assault office By Danielle Gamble News Editor
UT’s Student Senate passed a resolution last night condemning an administrative decision to move the Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program to a more public location, which they believe could discourage sexual assault victims from seeking help. The legislation, penned by Senator Matthew Ellis, was written in response to a petition started by the UT Feminist Alliance published yesterday morning on the Change.org, an online platform for social advocacy. The resolution passed with no opposition. Lauren Merrell, petition author and senior majoring in social work, said moving SAEPP from the Office of Health Promotion into the Office of Student Involvement
would make it harder for victims to comfortably report sexual assault. “There are three things that go through a survivors mind,” Merrell said at the meeting, “when they make a decision whether or not to report a crime to someone – can I talk to them, can I trust them and what do I have to do to get to them? They can talk to those in the office and they can trust them, but a victim may not be able to trust all the people they have to walk past in order to get to through the Office of Student Involvement.” Dean of Students Michele Martinez said after seeing the petition yesterday, the moving of the program will be postponed until after this semester. “We’re going to take this
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Dean of Students Michele Martinez addresses members See Protest / 3 of Student Senate Tuesday night.
Protesters will gather today in Centennial Mall “to build momentum in the debate about the failures of the War on Drugs, challenge policies that facilitate massive arms smuggling from the U.S. to Mexico, and end U.S. support for the militarization of the drug war within Mexico,” according to a press release. The Caravan for Peace, a collection of activists traveling to only about 25 locations around the country, will begin marching immediately following the President’s Backyard Barbeque at 2:30 p.m. The group will travel from West Bancroft Street, through the mall and across Dorr Street to finish at a press conference at Corpus Christi University Parish. Cynthia Ingham, assistant professor of history and event organizer, said this demonstration is meant to educate students. “We thought this might be a great opportunity to raise awareness on campus about the problem of drug incarceration in this country and the multinational impact it has,” she said. Although the caravan will only stop here for about two hours, they have been making their way up the East Coast with plans to end their 30 day journey in Washington D.C. See Caravan / 3
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How do you think the football team will fare this season?
59% 41% 0% Win Mid-American Conference title.
Win MAC West
Qualify for bowl game.
Finish below .500.
Next week’s question: Which band are you most looking forward to seeing at Music Fest?
This week in UT history 15 years ago: UT Parish leaders who have been dreaming of a new worship facility for over a decade had their dreams come to pass Sept. 7 at the ground blessing for the new Corpus Christi University Parish. Father Jim Bacik, Corpus Christi pastor, presided over the ceremony. 25 years ago: The Tower of London? Not quite. The Tower of Toledo? Getting closer. How about about the UT twin-tower gateway. Bingo! A $120,000 project to beautify the West Bancroft Street entrance to the campus is near completion. 50 years ago: A carnival for charity complete with amusement rides, a sorority beauty contest, local TV celebrities and dancing will be sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Franklin Park.
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President stops at local diner during trip to Toledo President Obama poses for a phote with UT senior Chelsi Vasquez (right) and her sister Dionisia (left) at the Original Rick’s City Diner before speaking at Scott High on Monday.
Question of the week
Is hookah smoke safer than cigarette smoke? Why or why not?
Students for Diabetes Awareness Purpose: Provides education about diabetes, support for those with type I or type II diabetes, healthy lifestyle promotion and fundraising for diabetes organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the American Diabetes Association. Leaders: Elizabeth Greer, President; Claire Barbao, Vice President; Katelyn Perrine, Treasurer; Allison Katerson, Secretary. History: Since its founding in 2011, the SDA has raised over $5,500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and American Diabetes Association. They have been named a Gold Star School by the JDRF and have also garnered the Golden Sneaker Award and the the Parks Outstanding New Organization Award from the University of Toledo.
Salim Womack Freshman Exercise Science
In Brief Softball hosting annual fundraiser The UT softball team will host the fourth annual “Rocket Softball Bowl-athon” on Saturday, Oct. 20. The fundraising event is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be held at Southwyck Bowling Lanes in Toledo. Tickets cost $30 each and entitle the ticketholder to three games, shoe rental, one drink, one raffle ticket and a UT softball shirt. Bowlers can also participate in “Name-yourframe,” “50-50” and raffle ticket games to win various Rockets softball prizes. Teams of five will be assigned to one bowling lane. Individual entries will be assigned to a team. The entry form and fees are due no later than Friday, Oct. 19.
Gateway Grand Opening celebration Gateway at the University of Toledo will be dedicated Thursday, Sept. 6 with a ribbon cutting on the front patio of the retail stores on Secor Road. The event will include a
Hookah is safer. The bad chemicals and tar aren’t in hookah. Paxton Pickrell
Freshman Chemical Engineering
welcome from UT Foundation Chairman Hussien Shousher, as well as remarks from UT President Lloyd Jacobs and Student Government President Paulette Bongratz. The Gateway project features a wide selection of businesses such as Yogurt U, Gradkowski’s Sports Grille, Wireless Zone, Great Clips, Jimmy John’s, Rice Blvd., Barnes and Noble bookstore, as well as nearly fifty loft-style rental apartments.
UT Medical Center names acting director Pending approval by the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, Norma Tomlinson will be the new acting executive director of the University of Toledo Medical Center. Tomlinson The choice, made by Dr. Jeffrey Gold, chancellor and executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, was announced following the appointment of Dr. Scott Scarborough to the position of main campus provost and executive vice
Hookah is not safer. They are both tobacco products. Marisha Hawthorne
Sophomore Pre-Physical Therapy
president for academic affairs, also pending board approval. Tomlinson, who boasts over 30 years of healthcare delivery — including over seven as an administrator at UTMC — last served as the hospital’s associate vice president and associate executive director. The new acting executive director stated that she is excited about the opportunity and looks forward to building upon UTMC’s successes.
Ovarian Cancer Walk set for Sept. 15 The Ellen Jackson Ovarian Cancer Walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 on the University of Toledo’s Health Science Campus. Sponsored by Buckeye CableSystem, the event is designed to inform women about ovarian cancer, celebrate those who have overcome it, remember those who were lost to it and raise money for a cure. Check-in and open registration are scheduled from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Mulford Library. After check-in survivors will gather for a picture beneath the balloon arch, followed by the opening ceremony. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear teal, as it nationally represents ovarian cancer, but also to bring photos, poetry, articles or other items to be displayed on a wall during the event to show the support and love they have for those individuals whose lives have been affected by ovarian cancer. All proceeds from the 5K walk will support the Ovarian Cancer Connection, a local nonprofit organization which serves northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
I think doing hookah is better than cigarettes, but I don’t think it’s safer. Amber Willis
Rees loses title pending kidney investigation Dr. Michael Rees has lost his directorship amid the investigation of a botched kidney transplant at the University of Toledo Medical Center last month. Dr. Jeffrey Gold, chancellor and vice president for biosciences and health affairs at UTMC, said the change does not suggest Dr. Rees did anything wrong. Tobin Klinger, UTMC spokesman, compared the change in directorship to a police officer being put on suspension after being involved in a shooting. The kidney transplant program at UTMC, formerly the Medical College of Ohio, has operated for 40 years. It is the only organ transplant routinely performed at the hospital. UTMC voluntarily shut down its live kidney transplant program last week after a kidney was rendered unusable. The kidney was reportedly put in with medical waste instead of reaching its intended recipient. Dr. Rees’ loss of title follows the suspension of three UTMC employees. Edwin Hall, administrator of surgical services, was notified Monday that he would be on paid administrative leave. Two nurses involved in the surgery, Melanie Lemay, a full-time employee, and Judith Moore, a part-time employee, also have been suspended with pay pending the results of a multiagency investigation. Rees, the former surgical director of renal transplantation and assistant director of the transplantation immunology laboratories services, will be replaced by Dr. Steve Selman, chairman of the department of urology. Dr. Rees will remain on staff as a surgeon.
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Hookah is much safer. The potency of tobacco in hookah is much lower.
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from the cut bank, the project involves replanting While many a student native trees and native has cracked a joke about grasses. He said the trees the dangers of swimming and concrete removed from in the Ottawa River, those the site were sent to recyworking on the Ottawa cling firms. River Restoration Project Phase two, which will inare working to change clude the construction and those misconceptions. installation of aquatic habiThis project is designed tats, is still in the planning to reestablish natural and process. self-sustaining habitats for “This two-phase project aquatic life in the 3,700 is the biggest undertaking feet of the Ottawa that runs the commission has ever through campus. attempted,” Lawrence said. Patrick LawLawrence, “This two-phase rence said chair of the Ottawa project is the bigthe PresiRiver resgest undertaking dent’s toration Commisproject is the commission sion on completely has ever the River, funded by attempted.” said by about adding $409,000 Patrick lawrence rocks and grants chair of the Presiden’ts other nafrom the Commision on the River ture-like Ohio Envistructures ronmental in the riverbed, more Protection Agency, the U.S. homes will be available for Fish and Wildlife Service fish and small organisms and the Stranahan like crayfish. Foundation. “Nature does some of While few students have this, and we’re mimicking been involved with the that and trying to put more project so far, Lawrence in,” Lawrence said. said there will be more opLawrence, chair of the portunities when the physidepartment of geography cal implementation begins and planning, said phase next year. one involved the creation Since 2010, the river has of a cut bank between the seen a lift on two safety adLaw Center parking lot and visories against swimming the Main Campus Health and consuming fish from Center. About 4,700 cubic the river. yards of dirt and concrete For more details on the were removed from the top second phase of the proof the bank to control the gram, a public meeting will river’s flood level. be held Oct. 30 from 4 to 6 Lawrence said while over p.m. in Snyder Memorial 120 trees were removed Room 3066. News Editor
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time and take into account the concerns raised by some of the students,” she said in an interview. Martinez said because the division of student affairs is short on staff, the administration wanted to move the office in order to better service the program. Because of the negative student response, Martinez said student affairs will try to hold special meetings and open forums this semester for students to voice their opinions. “I’m glad students feel like they have a voice on our campus, and I think this is exactly the place this conversation should be had,” Martinez said. Merrell said the petition was started after she
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and Jeanetta Mohlke-Hill, a senior majoring in woman and gender studies, went to see both Martinez and Kaye Patten Wallace, vice president for the student experience, to voice apprehensions about the program’s new location. Mohlke-Hill said she felt their concerns were not being taken seriously. “This is an issue that will bring to administrators’ attentions that there are rape victims on our campus, and I think they need to take this time to get themselves informed on rape culture,” Mohlke-Hill said. While Merrell said she understands wanting to promote SAEPP events more and expand education about sexual assault, she said physically promoting the office is a bad idea. “Most of the education and awareness events are put on
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by [UT united 4 respect and nonviolence] and other programs that pair with SAEPP, but those events don’t actually take place in the office, and they aren’t affected by the location of the office at all,” Merrell said. With both students and community members signing the petition, Merrell said this issue affects both the campus and the city. “This move will just add extra barriers for survivors which could deter them from getting services in the first place, and that’s not the student-centered message we should be sending,” she said. “I think once more people sign the petition and [administrators] see that more than just a few students really care, they might be more willing to negotiate.”
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Ingham said while there will be no formal statements made during the march, protesters will be carrying signs and singing in both Spanish in English. “This message stands for two levels of thought,” Ingham said. “First, it’s about our common humanity and the suffering, just across the border, largely supported by U.S. policy. Second, it also addresses certain illusions that we are a peaceful society. Their tragedy [in Central and South America] can help us look at ourselves.” Justin Power, a graduate student studying history, said drumming up support for the event has been harder than expected. “People are sympathetic and interested, but actually getting people to come out has been met with less interest then I’d hoped,” he said. “Not everybody can take an hour or two from their day and help out our cause.” Ingham said this attitude is the very reason to have this demonstration at UT. “We have this sense of, ‘It’s terrible down there, but what about us?’” Ingham said. “Well, it does have to do with us. This impacts everyone who has ever been impacted by a drug-related incident.” Power said history majors, law and social thought majors, graduate students and members of Corpus Christi are helping to organize the event. The reason the history department has promoted this visit, Power said, is because
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A group of protesters demonstrating at the Caravan for Peace event in Chicago on Sept. 3.
this issue is “history in the making.” “As a history student, you’re sensitive to transnational movements,” he said. “We share in the building of this violent culture, so we potentially can share in the healing.” Other organizations involved include Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary Society, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the UT program for law and social thought, and the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition. Jeff Klein, a member of the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition, said he supports the rally because it speaks to not only South and Central American problems, but also bigger issues at home. “The war on drugs is filling our prisons with
non-violent drug offenders,” Klein said, “And the money we should be spending on education is being used to service these prisons. As the prisons grow, the education system is losing money. I’d hate to say it’s meant to be that way, but that’s the way it balances out.” Klein, who admits to serving prison time for a nonviolent crime, said the U.S.’s policies on drugs may not produce as many violent deaths here, but it still affects those who get caught in the legal system. “Once you go to prison, your life is on a whole different path,” Klein said. “Just for smoking a little pot, you could end up in prison with a prison number that follows you for the rest of your life.”
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Sexual assault center requires private space Survivors could be harmed by move
This week, after being dismissed by the Office of Student Experience and the Office of the Dean of Students, students from the UT Feminist Alliance started a petition to bring to the attention of Student Government the moving of the Office of Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program to a new and public location. This office absolutely should not be moved because of the harmful effects on the survivors who go into SAEPP. Although not a supporting claim, this was poorly handled by the administrators such as Michele Martinez, the dean of students, and Kaye Patten-Wallace, the vice president for student experience. Students who use the services of this office are looking for a private location to seek counseling in light of their victimization. They are less likely to come forward for help in such a public location as the Trimble Lounge where events including parties and fairs are held regularly. It is the case that people who go into this office, particularly with the new central and public location, could be assumed victims. Going to a counseling center for rape survivors is not the same as going to some other organization’s office. People may assume and inquire about a person’s private experience, and a stigma could be attached to them. Being a survivor is not a club; it’s a private, traumatic experience. The Office of Student Experience might argue that this office needs to be in a more central and public location because of the services it provides to students and its mission of awareness. While it’s the case that the SAEPP needs to be present, this has not yet been an issue. It’s clear that this is not the true concern of the Office of Student Experience because the office has been moved multiple times in the last few years, including to its current location. The SAEPP has had no issue making itself known and the rights of victims are in serious danger of being violated. commentary
Math worth studying Perhaps you’re a biology ma- a complete understanding of jor taking calculus or an Engthe question and everything relish major taking math for liblated to it is essential. Occasioneral arts majors. Maybe you are ally, after you’ve spent some in a pre-algebra or trigonometime making sure you undertry class. Unless you’re a math stand the whole context of the major, there’s a problem, the answer good chance will pop out at you. you’ve ponThe next time dered that age you encounter some old question type of problem in IC Columnist heard in math class or another area classes, “when am I ever going of your life, use the strategy to use this?” outlined above as a rough As an engineer or pharmaguide. So the answer to when cist, is your boss ever going to you’re going to use this math, ask you to integrate the secant besides on your exams, should function? When you’re a nurse, hopefully be every day for the history teacher or sports therarest of your life. The process of pist, are you really going to clear and logical thinking is need to know how to factor beneficial no matter where you polynomials? The answer to are in life. these questions, as you might My advice to anyone taking a already know, is “probably not.” math class against their own So then what is the point in will is this: try to open your spending your precious time mind and you may end up likand money taking math coursing it. That’s what happened to es? The answer, whether you me and it could happen to you. like it or not, is that you will The world of mathematics is need to use what you’ve learned challenging, rich and full of abin math. No, I’m not talking stract thought, history, philosoabout factoring polynomials or phy and interesting characters. computing Riemann sums; It’s actually sort of fun somewhatever your job is later in life, times. you are going to run into probTo anyone struggling with lems, and these problems will just making it through their require solving. class, I would say don’t get disWhether you are confronting couraged. Every mathematician challenges in your class, work or teacher or professor had to or personal life, there are strate- start somewhere. Learning is gies to solving math problems forever a process and some peothat can help. ple are at different stages along Generally, the strategy for that process. There are very few solving a math problem goes people for whom this stuff something like this: First, idencomes naturally. Most of us have tify what the question or probto work hard just to understand lem is. Next, make sure you un- a few simple ideas. derstand any definitions or Also, the next time you hit a concepts necessary to combrick wall when trying to solve pletely understand the quesa problem, remember to take a tion. Often times, this is where break every now and then. Takpeople have the most trouble. ing a walk or listening to music Next, you need to identify or even sleeping on a problem what conditions or parameters can be enough to allow your need to be satisfied in order to mind to relax and work on the come up with an answer. Lastly, problem subconsciously. You you need to actually make the might be surprised to come steps leading to the answer. Of back and quickly discover a course, this is a lot of times eas- new insight of which you were ier said than done. previously unaware. At times you may be asked a very open ended question with Luke Kwiatkowski is a senior no idea of what an answer double majoring in math and would look like. In these cases, physics.
Involvement leads to certain success
Fall semester means many things — This semester over seven chapters in the college football season, new classes and Greek Life system have chapter GPAs of professors, fresh starts and, my personal over 3.0. This shows that heavy involvefavorite, the beginning of involvement ment in an organization can be beneficial season. You may think this is a strange to your academic success. Similarly, the thing to prize over the others, UT athletes have an impressive but being involved has radicalGPA of 3.17 for last semester. ly changed my life for the 2. Involvement helps you IC Columnist better. reach career goals. Once upon a I am a self-proclaimed intime, when you were in high volvement addict. But I am not trying to school, involvement was stressed as a mustmake you jump on a bandwagon. Instead, I have for a successful college application. just want to spread the news of what amaz- Likewise, involvement in college is just as ing things involvement can do for you. important. Here are the top three benefits of becoming Being involved, especially having a involved at the University of Toledo. position in an organization, shows that 1. Being involved may increase your you have the ability to use teamwork, success in college. While this is not a hard have defined interests and are an ambifact, becoming involved may raise your tious person. All of these qualities will GPA and make you more successful. make you more desirable to future emAustin Astin’s study entitled “Student ployers or graduate schools. Involvement: A Developmental Theory Similarly, becoming involved in differfor Higher Education” provides a study ent things around campus may help you of many students over their college cawith the decision about what exactly you reers. It found that students who were in- would like to do once you enter the volved in activities outside of class and “adult world.” Many organizations on work had a higher retention rate and campus such as Alpha Epsilon Delta and were more likely to graduate. other professional fraternities have Here’s a great example of how involvespeakers come in from selected fields and ment has helped with college success. The talk to the students. They also provide a average UT Greek Life GPA is consistently great networking tool for students to find higher than the average UT student GPA. mentors in their desired career fields.
3. Getting involved helps you find your niche at UT. There are over 20,000 students who attend UT annually. At times this number can seem daunting and it seems impossible to have a meaningful experience when you are merely one in 20,000 students. Becoming involved can really help you find the place you belong on campus. UT has hundreds of organizations with a plethora of different interests. By going to the Office of Student Involvement’s web page on the UT website you can find an organization that will interest you. Whether it be snowboarding, ballroom dancing or yoga, you are certain to find the organization that is just right for you. While I am not telling you all to run out and join ten different organizations, I really hope that you will reflect on the points provided above, stretch out of that comfort zone and try something new. No matter who you are, becoming involved will provide not only something interesting to do, but also a great support system while you are on UT’s campus. So, shake up your routine and go to a meeting or event! Trust me, you won’t regret it. Julia Baird is a senior studying exercise science.
Is your subconscious friend or foe? “Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.” This quotation by Sir Laurens van der Post is one of my favorites. While it seems especially relevant as we move into the 2012 presidential campaign, the wisdom it contains is relevant for every human arena. My diverse professional and educational background has given me the opportunity to think a lot about such matters of human nature. With over 20 years teaching at the college level and with degrees in English Literature, the law and counseling, I’m especially interested in whether wisdom can help us avoid some of the negative consequences of human nature. As a young child, I naively thought that all possible human mistakes had already been made. So why did it seem that things continued to go poorly for us, as individuals and as a species? What was interfering with our ability to make intelligent and wise decisions and to act on them appropriately? As I got older, and made some pretty stupid mistakes myself, I began to gain some insight into that question – as well as some humility about my own ability to think and act intelligently. I noticed quite a few influences that interfere with our ability to form intelligent, reasoned opinions. I will discuss three of these influences in my columns this semester: the unconscious mind, the tendency to think first of ourselves and the need to be part of a “tribe.” I believe unless we work hard to be aware of these influences, our thoughts and opinions will fall in line with what is comfortable, not what is best for ourselves or our society. Let’s start by looking at the influences of the unconscious mind. When we mention the unconscious mind, most of us think immediately of Freud. That’s unfortunate. To many people Freud has become the laughingstock of psychology. Admittedly, Freud had a number of serious professional and personal problems, not to mention his cocaine addiction. Then there are his concepts such as penis envy, the Freudian slip and the Oedipal complex. How can we take anyone seriously who thought all little boys want to have sex with their mothers? It’s true that many of Freud’s theories about the unconscious mind have lost favor. His protégé Carl Jung, for example,
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discredited the notion that the unconscious mind is all about sex, instead arguing it is all about meaning, connection and spirituality. But whatever you think of Freud, you have to give him credit for being one of the first to recognize and research the unconscious mind. Socrates reportedly said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” That supports my view that we need to examine the process by which we form opinions and decide to live our lives. But if the unconscious mind plays an important part in that process, how can we examine it? It is, by definition, unconscious - hidden from view. It’s like examining the back of your head. How can you do it without some kind of mirror? Happily, scientists have developed some mirrors that help us see what might be the workings of the unconscious mind. These include sophisticated neuroimaging equipment, such as fMRI, PET and SPECT scanners. They allow neuroscientists literally to watch the brain at work, some in real time as subjects do assigned tasks. Some of this research shows a flurry of activity in the primitive structures of the brain, suggesting that strong emotional judgments may occur before activity begins in the brain’s complex thought centers. A multitude of research supports the suggestion that processes beneath the level of conscious awareness strongly influence human decision-making. Especially fascinating is research examining human responses to other people, which can be powerfully affected by reaction to subliminal visual, auditory or olfactory cues. Some of the findings are unnerving. For example, we are more likely to find attractive people whose immune system is different from ours; women are more attracted to traditionally masculine men when ovulating; men are
more likely to be attracted to women with a certain hip-to-waist ratio or vocal pitch that correlates with certain hormone levels, and so forth. These processes carry over into our professional lives as well. Employers are more likely to hire people with similar personalities, even when they claim to base the hiring on objective skills needed for the job. Another type of research revealing unconscious processes is the Implicit Association Test. By forcing subjects to make rapid decisions associating various words or pictures, it uncovers actual associations and values behind those that may be claimed. For example, subjects who believed they were not racist were shown to associate being American more with white skin color than nationality. Use of implicit association has also provided evidence for the long-held suspicion that some homophobes may actually have homosexual inclinations they are unable to consciously acknowledge. Other research shows that our beliefs affect what we perceive. For example, if we are presented with information that opposes our beliefs, we are less likely to see or hear it, more likely to ignore or judge it not credible, and more likely to forget it. We are also less likely to see something that isn’t what we expect to see. Does all this mean we can’t trust our own minds? How often are unconsciousness forces influencing our thoughts? Perhaps what we consider our carefully formed opinions are merely justifications for unconscious feelings of which we are not aware. I don’t go as far as some researchers who conclude we have no free will. However, I feel strongly it’s not exactly “free” — it’s hard won. We have to fight for it, and if we don’t, we may just become the puppets of unconscious forces. So how do we keep that from happening? We need to be open minded, humble and willing to acknowledge that our own minds may often lead us astray. The seemingly ridiculous view presented by a classmate, professor or political figure may have some truth in it. As van der Post suggested, when we are convinced beyond doubt that we are right, we are never more frightening – and perhaps also never more wrong. Linda Smith is the Associate Dean of the Honors College.
Letter to the editor
Chick-fil-A was hastily condemned To the Editor: It is with great sadness that I read on the front page of The Independent Collegian of August 22nd , the resolution that was passed by Student Government to ban Chick-Fil-A from the Student Union Food Court. The whole national attention to the Chick-Fil-A’s owner’s views on marriage showed, after much vetting, that this has in no way resulted in any discrimination against the LGBT community. Now it
seems that Sen. Matthew Ellis can propose to impose discrimination against a business because of the owner’s personal moral values. It was further disheartening that the resolution passed with no debate. Is the Student Government supporting the LGBT community’s discrimination against a business because of their owner’s religious views? It certainly seems so. The LGBT certainly has the right to their values. LGBT constantly is seeking that their views be accepted and not discriminated against. However, it seems Matthew Ellis is perfectly willing to lead a charge to discriminate against someone’s right to have a business in UT because of their owner’s religious views. It was startling that the Student Government went along with this discrimination
given Mr. Ellis’s admitting that he did not “go around interviewing people—I was just going off how I thought”. This is certainly setting a dangerous precedent. Wasn’t there anybody else on the council that saw this for what it was, pure discrimination against the owner of a business for his religious beliefs. What will be next? Given the cartoon in the Aug. 15th edition, I wonder if the Independent Collegian also goes along with this reverse discrimination. It certainly points to the mind-set that discrimination against the LGBT community can’t be tolerated but discrimination against someone’s religious views is perfectly OK. — Mikell Lynne Hedley, PhD, Geography and Planning Department
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Living a ‘lofty’ life Former residence hall students find independence, challenges in new apartments
Music ed. program still sounds great
By Danielle Gamble News Editor
The smell of warm tortillas and taco seasoning filled the air as Miranda Carlson and her boyfriend Jacob Fox cooked dinner for friends Saturday night. “It’s only the second meal I’ve made since we moved in,” Carlson, a sophomore majoring in film, admitted. “Yeah, I’m usually the one who gets stuck with all the cooking – and I don’t even live here,” Fox, a senior majoring in psychology, said with a smirk. Despite a lack of culinary expertise, Carlson said her full-size kitchen is just one of the benefits of living at the Lofts at Gateway. Marketed on their website as apartments that “meet the needs of active students,” the Lofts offer an atmosphere of independence to UT students like Caitlin Arthurs, Carlson’s roommate. “I feel like [my Loft apartment] is a really good transition place,” Arthurs, a sophomore majoring in creative writing, said. “We’re not in the dorms anymore, but we’re close enough to campus where it’s easy to get around and we still get to learn about how to live on our own.” Both Arthurs and Carlson were members of the Living Learning Communities last year, and they both enjoy the differences in living situations. While Arthurs said she enjoyed the experience of LLC as a freshman, she does not want to live in the dorms again. “Living so close to campus, it kind of has a dorm-feel, but in other ways it feels like we are on our own,” Arthurs said. “And the fact that we don’t have to go to any floor meetings, you don’t have to report to an RA, you don’t really have to interact really with anybody on our floor, it’s a lot better because we can do our own thing.” Arthurs and Carlson pay $629 a month per bed space, so if either roommate falters on the lease, the other will continue paying a flat rate. “That takes a huge load off me,” Arthurs said, “Because I don’t have to worry about getting stuck with $1,200 of rent if somebody ends up dropping out – [management] just assigns you with a new roommate.”
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From left to right, Caitlin Arthurs, Rebecca Cramer and Maranda Carlson play a board game with Jacob Fox (not pictured) in a new apartment at the Lofts, which are part of the Gateway Project. The apartment includes a kitchen, a washer and a dryer.
Arthurs said having to pay a monthly rent yet having a sort of “safety net” is a great experience. “That’s going to come in handy next year, because I want to move to a real apartment a little further from campus, and I’ll be used to paying rent and kind of living like an adult,” she said. Rebecca Cramer, a junior in psychology, said this is her second year in the dorms. After living at Ottawa and moving this year to Horton International House, Cramer said she feels uncomfortable in her new residence hall. “We have six people in one dorm, and the people in the single rooms keep to themselves,” she said. “They don’t even really say hi.” Cramer admits that she is jealous of her friends’ washer and dryer set up and is considering moving to the Lofts next year. While Arthurs has gotten many questions answered by building managers, the managers stay mostly out of sight. She said having a building manager instead of an RA makes guest visits a lot less of a hassle than in the dorms. “It’s more of a trust thing,”
Arthurs said. “They know you’re not going to let in someone crazy that’s not supposed to be there. It’s great here, especially when [in the dorms] you have to always sign someone in, even if they’re only going to be there for five minutes.” Fox, a commuter student, said he often uses the Lofts as a resting place when he has early morning classes the next day. After sleeping in Ottawa last year and the Lofts this year, Fox said he feels the Lofts are much safer. “The dorms were really easy to get into,” Fox said. “You’re supposed to check into the front, but all you have to do is wait by a side door and within 5 minutes, someone’s going to come out and hold the door for you. Here, it’s harder to get into if you are a stranger, but if you know someone, it’s so easy it is to be buzzed in.” Dominic Binkley, a Bowling Green State University student and Arthur’s boyfriend, said the Lofts are a much better environment than living on BG’s campus. “This is crazy better than living at the BG dorms,” the sophomore majoring
in journalism said. “After spending a few weeks here, I wish I had the freedom that comes with this and I can’t wait till I can get into a place like this of my own.” Arthurs, like Carlson, loves the kitchen, though she sometimes misses the ease of a meal plan. “Being able to just go downstairs and have premade food waiting for me was great,” the sophomore majoring in creative writing said. “But now, it’s about being able to decide, you know, being able to choose what I put in the fridge, and having a full kitchen.” Arthurs said while her old living space in Ottawa House had a public kitchen, it was difficult to use. “I didn’t have any pots and pans, so I’d have to rent them and they might not even have what I actually needed, and it would be more of a hassle then I needed – it was just easier to go down to the dining hall.” However, both girls agree the best feature of the apartment is the upright washer and dryer combo. See Apartments / 6
I was at work the other day and overheard two ladies talking, one of whom was complaining. She was talking about her job as a music teacher, how much of her own money was going into funding her classroom, and how long it took her to find a job. After a few minutes, I decided to casually say that I was a music education major. Those small words were reason enough for her to talk to me for fifteen minutes. She took a look at me, and after seeing my UT shirt, said, "So, you are at the University of Toledo for this?" When I said yes, she gave me a saddened look. She then told me about her experience at UT years ago and her eventual transfer to Bowling Green University to finish her degree. I briefly talked about my experience thus far, including new music faculty she was unfamiliar with and some scholarship opportunities. Seemingly dissuaded, her parting words were "If this is what you really want, you should transfer to Bowling Green. Good luck with everything." The experience stuck with me for the next few days. Granted, this was not the first time that I had heard something similar. Some of my favorites include, "Oh, you go THERE for THAT?" and, "My instructor told me to stay away." While all the comments hurt, they never really bothered me enough to speak up. I knew what kind of education I was receiving, and that was all that mattered. However, since this woman was a former student, her opinion really got to me. Before attending UT, I had an outlook similar to her’s. I grew up in the Toledo area, and when I decided to major in music education, there was seemingly only one option for my college of choice: BG. Still, I See Music / 6
‘Thank you for smoking’: an overview of UT’s hookah culture By Russell Axon Rocket Life Editor
Many students use college as an opportunity to try things their parents normally wouldn’t let them try. One of the most popular taboo pasttimes among UT students is smoking hookah. A hookah is an ornate smoking device commonly used in hookah bars or lounges to imbibe flavored tobacco, or “sheesha.” The actual device resembles an elongated vase and uses basic pipe mechanics to provide a unique smoking experience. There are currently four hookah bars located around UT’s campus: La Livan Cafe, Maxwell’s Brew, The Oasis and Sukit Hookah. Droves of students flock to these lounges during week nights and weekends to smoke, eat and convene. Kate Rajski, a senior majoring in visual art education, said smoking hookah is a “very relaxing” alternative. “I don’t smoke cigarettes, I don’t smoke any other
substances,” she said. “So it’s a very relaxing method to be social without having to imbibe substances that alter your mind, [or] your perception.” Creating a tranquil atmosphere is the expressed goal of most hookah purveyors, including Jonathan Phillips, president of Sukit. “I tell my customers all the time, ‘I’m not selling you hookah, I’m selling you real estate,’” he said. The device was brought to the U.S. by immigrants from the Middle East and Asia, where it is a cultural fixture in many nations. Since its arrival and increased popularity with young adults, hookah smoking has fought against cultural and social stigmas. More recently, scientific studies comparing hookahs and cigarettes have cast a negative light on the habit. Maxwell’s Brew owner Eddie Kanon said despite these obstacles, hookahs will remain successful. See Hookah / 6
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A customer at Maxwell’s Brew blow smoke from his hookah pipe. Including Maxwell’s, there are four hookah bars around UT’s campus that offer over a combined 50 flavors of tobacco, along with food, beverages and entertainment.
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“It’s working everywhere, all around the country,” he said.
Becoming a local tradition
The origins of the hookah vary from country to country, each with its own name and creation story. Commonly, the device is believed to have derived from India about 400 years ago, and it was invented as means to smoke purified tobacco. It quickly became and remains a tradition in many Middle Eastern and Asian countries. “They don’t see [smoking hookah] as bad for you back home,” Kanon said. “It’s just something [that’s] a tradition — people get around and they smoke it.” As immigrants from these countries arrived in the U.S. and Canada, they brought their hookahs with them. The pipes were exclusively used by select cultures. “Until [the] early 2000’s actually, you didn’t see [hookah] anywhere outside like a Middle Eastern person’s home, or maybe an Asian person’s home,” Phillips said. “Then suddenly people started opening bars.” Since then, hookah bars and lounges have increased exponentially across the country. Phillips said over 25 hookah-related establishments opened in the last seven years alone. Toledo’s local hookah scene stemmed from the large Arab-American population in Dearborn, Mich.
“If you go [there], people will be sitting in the streets and the parks smoking [hookah],” Kanon said. According Kanon, he brought the device to Toledo after seeing its success in Dearborn. “When I came ... I knew it was going to work, no doubt in my head,” he said. Kanon opened Maxwell’s in 2003, and he spent the first year educating people, even selling hookahs for two or three dollars just so people would try it. “When I opened ... my customers [were] mostly Arab,” he said. “Right now, 95 percent of my customers are Americans.” In 2010, Oasis and Sukit opened, while Livan recently started selling hookah. According to Kanon, offering hookah smokers more options is important to hookah’s growing popularity. “There’s no competition — the more people [that] open [hookah bars], the more people are going to smoke,” he said. Phillips agreed that more hookah bars is beneficial for everyone. “It creates awareness of the product, it creates interest in it,” he said. Rajski said Kanon she enjoyed having multiple options for where to smoke hookah, citing Sukit’s quality product and Oasis’ food and drink menu. Cool with the college kids The proximity and frequency of hookah bars
around UT’s campus is no coincidence. Hookah was quickly appropriated by the 18-to-25year-old demographic looking to try something different and new. Phillips referred to hookah as a Phillips “discontinuous product,” which is a good or service that require the customer to go outside of their comfort zone. “The people that are most often the ones to cross that gap are the younger college kids ... they’re much more experimental,” he said. “So to bridge that gap between a traditionally Middle Eastern cultural activity to an American culture, you almost have to target those particular demographics.” Rajski first smoked hookah after she turned 18 and a friend took her to Maxwell’s. “I was really hesitant about it because I was anti-smoking then,” she said. “And I did it, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is kind of awesome.’” Phillips said he works very hard to create an environment that appeals to college students, which includes keeping things affordable. At Sukit, a regular hookah costs $10 and can be shared at a full table. He also keeps a clean and roomy space for customers to enjoy free of couches. “Honestly, I think couches are gross,” Phillips said. “I don’t want to sit on a couch in a public place. I just don’t.” At Maxwell’s, Kanon offers VIP hookahs which have
full-sized fruits attached to the top of the pipe. These hookahs cost around $40. “If you order an orange, basically you smoke an orange,” he said. Worth the risk? While smoking an orange doesn’t sound particularly dangerous, many anti-smoking advocates say it is. Many scientific studies reportedly find hookah smoke to be as unhealthy as cigarette smoke, if not worse for users. According to a recent article in U.S. News, an Iranian study showed that frequent hookah smokers were just as likely to develop lung-related symptoms — like wheezing, coughing and chest tightening — as both deep-inhalation and normal-inhalation cigarette smokers. Many people often don’t see a difference between hookah and other smoke-related drugs. Kanon said in his first year of business, some people thought he was selling drugs. Rajski said her father compares the habit to smoking marijuana. Phillips said he doesn’t pay much attention to those studies, and that the hookah is designed to be healthier than cigarettes. “[Hookah doesn’t] have the combustion by-products,” he said. “Hookah smoke is 99 percent water vapor, whereas cigarette smoke is nicotine, tar and combustion by-products from the tobacco.” Additionally, Phillips said the flavored tobacco smoke is filtered through the water at the pipe’s base. “[It] doesn’t collect carcinogens [or] nicotine,” he said. “But if there is any kind of larger particles that are travelling through that vapor, the water will actually catch about 38 percent of that.”
Kanon said the flavored tobacco itself only contains .05 percent nicotine, already making it healthier than any used in other smoking paraphernalia. He also said hookahs are more inconvenient than cigarettes, therefore making a hookah habit difficult to maintain. Rajski said she believes smoking frequently is what causes serious health problems.
“It’s everything in moderation. I mean, you can eat the healthiest food in the world, but if you eat two tons of it a day, then you’re still going to be overweight,” she said. “But if you do it in moderation, and do it like once a week with a bunch of people, and you’re not just sucking it down on your own, then I don’t see any problem with it.”
fundraising for multiple projects with the help of both the film and art departments, with whom we are trying to collaborate with on future projects. Why should I have to transfer, when everything I want and need to be a successful music educator is here? I can only imagine what the next year has in store for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Many of our events both this semester and next are free admission, so why not come and see what we are all about? A larger following is a huge factor in us being considered an admirable music college in Ohio, and it can start with you attending just one of our performances. If you love to perform, consider auditioning or joining one of our ensembles. As for what that woman said to me, I can only use her words as motivation to do everything I can to make sure that UT’s music department is heard both on and off campus. For many years we have been overshadowed, seen mainly as a medical campus. It is time for that to change, and it starts with you helping us get the word out about what we are doing. Lena Miller is a junior majoring in music education. She is a soprano vocalist.
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“I can take a load, just throw it in the washer and go do other stuff without having to worry about someone taking it out or putting it somewhere,” Carlson said. “And I don’t have to worry about paying $3 every time I want to do a load of laundry, like I would have to in a dorm laundry room. Also, I don’t have to wait until I can find the time to go and spend an entire night doing laundry.” Arthurs said she remembers one horrible residence hall laundry fiasco last year when the power went out in the middle of her load, forcing her to walk up five flights of stairs and air dry the laundry in a common area. “We had to re-wash it anyway because it smelled bad,” Arthurs said. “We were waiting down there in the pitch dark, thinking ‘The power will just come back on in a couple minutes,’ but then a half hour later, we knew it wasn’t coming back on.” Overall, Arthurs and Carlson said they are happy with their decisions to live in the Lofts, and they can’t wait to spend the rest of the year in their new apartment. “When things are closed on campus, it doesn’t really affect me – I live in my own place,” Arthurs said.
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A hookah works by baking tobacco at the top of the pipe, then filtering the smoke from the top through chilled water at the bottom, which is then sent through the hose for a cool, tasteful puff of smoke and vapor.
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Jacob Fox, left, and Maranda Carlson prepare dinner in the kitchen area of the apartment. Roommates Carlson and Arthurs, both former residents of campus residence halls said they enjoy the independence and safety provided by the Loft apartments.
auditioned at a few schools, and as the acceptance letters started coming in, I was only excited to receive my letter from Bowling Green. Once accepted, I began filling out paperwork and had even picked a roommate. Then, I learned that UT was willing to offer more financial aid to me than any of my other choices. Weighing my options proved difficult, but eventually, I decided I would be happier with less college debt. It has been more than two years since I made my decision, and I cannot see myself anywhere else for college. I am learning from professionals who have studied, taught and performed across the nation as well as other countries, including Germany, Austria and Canada. The music ensembles on campus include performers who are both majors and non-majors, providing a chance to work with students from different parts of campus. Successful guest artists with extensive performance experience host both concerts and workshops. Finally, we are working to recruit more students to the college and have been
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skill outweighs the physical aspect of the game, which played to Spain’s strengths. “We give more importance to skills rather than physicality,” Zanoguera said. “European basketball is not as physical as American basketball.” In the next game Spain dropped a close one against Sweden, losing 63-61 in the final two seconds of the game. Spain bounced back quickly, defeating Poland 74-51. In the following game against France, Spain had to dig deep in the fourth quarter, going on an 8-0 run in the final three minutes while playing solid defense. The Spanish held on to beat France 55-53. Spain’s next test was Turkey, the only unbeaten team in the tournament. Spain had trouble scoring in the second half, finding the game tied with less than seven minutes left to play. Spain was able to stretch their lead late in the game and defeat Turkey 58-50. For the third year in a row, Spain saw Russia in the final game of the tournament. Spain had won the title in 2011, defeating Russia 62-53. 2012 was no different and the
Spanish team easily defeated Russia 59-46 to defend their title. Zanoguera averaged 6.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1 assist in 22.1 minutes per game in the tournament, in addition to shooting 46.3 percent (25-of54) from the field. She also ranked 18th in the championship with 2.4 rpg The second-year Rocket scored in double figures on three occasions over the course of the tournament, including 10 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists in the title game. Zanoguera was at her best in the last two games, contributing 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in 29.5 minutes. She also shot 58.9 percent (10of-17) from the floor. Zanoguera and the Spanish squad finished the tourney with an impressive 8-1 record, outscoring their opposition by 17.8 points per game. A native of Llucamajor, Spain, Zanoguera started eight of 34 games as a freshman for the Rockets and averaged 3.9 points, 2.9 boards and 1.1 assists while averaging 18.9 minutes a game. She led UT in steals six times, as well as rebounding, assists and blocks on three occa-
sions in her first season. “Inma got quality time as a freshman and part of the reason she did is because she is so versatile,” Cullop said. “She can shoot the three, she can post up, she’s strong and I see her commanding more attention this coming season.” Coach Cullop recognizes that there are open spots that need to be filled with the graduation of Courtney Ingersoll and Hailey Linn. The two guards have left behind both leadership roles and playing time with their departures. Cullop expects Zanoguera to compete to fill that role with her tournament experience. “What we’re looking forward to in the next few weeks is who wants that time left behind by those two players,” Cullop said. “Inma got some great experience to build on last year and also had a terrific summer and she will be someone who is eyeing that time and competing to earn it.” Zanoguera believes she has the gained confidence and experience to help the Rockets in the upcoming season. “It definitely gives me more confidence,” Zanoguera said. “I expect it to be a positive thing for me and the
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Inma Zanoguera posts up against Syracuse March 24, 2012.
team this season.” Inma plans on helping the team achieve victory in any way possible. With athletes like Zanoguera and fellow international player Naama Shafir, Toledo hopes to make a splash in the postseason. “Getting to the NCAA tournament is a big goal,” Zanoguera said. “I just want to help the team in any way that I can so we can reach that goal.” Zanoguera and the Rockets begin their season with an exhibition game Sunday, Nov. 4 against Wayne State at Savage Arena.
Buckeyes, Rivals ranked him as the seventh-best defensive from page 7 end in the country for his UT head coach Matt 2011 class and the 68th overall Campbell confirmed the re- prospect. ports Monday at his weekly After redshirting in 2011 press conference, stating the 6-foot-5, 285-pound that Hayes has enrolled at Hayes missed most of practhe Universitice this “He is a very ty of Toledo spring with talented young man what Ohio and will begin practicwho can help our State called ing as soon recurring as his paper- team in the future.” headaches. work is proMatt campbell The Buckeyes cessed by the Football Coach granted him NCAA release from Clearinghouse. his scholarship last month. “We are pleased that Hayes will be eligible to Kenny has decided to come play in the 2013 season and home and join our football will have three years of eliprogram,” said Campbell. gibility left. “He is very talented young All-Mid-American Conferman who can help our ence honoree T.J. Fatinikun is team in the future. the only senior defensive end “We look forward to his starting for the Rockets this growth as a player, as a stuyear. Hayes will likely comdent and as a young man.” pete with seniors-to-be As a junior at Whitmer Christian Smith and Jayrone Hayes recorded 47 tackles — Elliott for the defensive end including 11 tackles-for-loss spot next season. — and seven sacks, earning “He’s a gifted football player the district’s defensive player and certainly had a great high of the year honors. In 2011, school career,” Campbell said. as a senior, he was named “At the end of the day it will be All-State, All-District and predicated on Kenny and what All-Toledo City League. his adjustment is coming to Before the heavily recruited the University of Toledo and Hayes committed to the fitting into our football team.”
Former Lady Rocket Melissa Goodall enjoys playing overseas, eager to begin her stint with Italian club Cus Cagliari Basket By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
Former UT women’s basketball standout Melissa Goodall will continue her European career as she signed with Cus Cagliari Basket of the Serie A league Tuesday, a team based out of Cagliari, Sardinia. After she graduated following the 2010-11 season, Goodall spent last year playing professionally in Spain. “I originally accepted an offer with a team based in Milan, but then that team ended up deciding to pull out of the league this year. Luckily, another team in the Italian League was able to offer me and it was pretty much the
same deal I was accepting with the Milan team.” Goodall said she went about a week and a half between contract offers. Her agency has at least one other player that will be accompanying her to her new squad. Last season, Goodall played for Uni-Tenerife of the Spanish Second Division Professional Basketball League on a one-year deal. They are based out of Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands. “It was a lot of fun,” Goodall said. “I really enjoyed my team and the experience that I got from it. To be able to continue to play basketball at a pretty competitive level was a lot of fun and definitely worth my time.”
In addition to being able to play basketball, the former AllMid-American Conference selection said she enjoyed living in the Canary Islands. Leaving her life in the States behind to start a brand new one in Europe was not as difficult as it might seem. “Actually, it was a pretty easy decision for me,” Goodall said. “Once my senior year completed itself and saw it end on a pretty good note, at that point, I didn’t want to stop playing.” Goodall said that head coach Tricia Cullop first presented the idea to her prior to her final season at UT. Cullop and her agents, who have ties to many teams overseas, sat
down with Melissa and told him she would likely have an opportunity to play. “She said that if I continued to have the success that I had the previous years, there would be no problem and I should be able to do it. Once she said that, I was like, ‘alright, why not?’” The former Rocket is taking her pro basketball career one year at a time and doesn’t want to commit to anything for an extended period of time. She said that after her positive experience in Spain, she knew she wanted to continue to play, regardless of location. “I considered a couple teams in Germany earlier in the summer,” Goodall said. “They
were good offers, but they weren’t exactly what I wanted at the time, so we decided to wait a little bit longer to see what came along.” Goodall got in touch with a few people from her new Italian team via Facebook and was able to find out some information about the squad. Her agents also had prior relationships with the club. During her time at Toledo, Goodall finished tied for first in games played (131), fourth in blocks (83) and 16th in scoring (1,131). In her senior season, she averaged 12.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, playing a large part in UT’s WNIT
championship. Despite relocating, Melissa had maintained relationships with her UT coaches and teammates. She traveled to Naama Shafir’s hometown in Isreal with the team last summer and has played pickup games when she’s been around Toledo. “I’m still really good friends with almost all the girls on the team,” Goodall said. “Coach Cullop is a stellar coach and her relationship with you doesn’t end when you graduate.” “Would I be willing to come back and play at Toledo again? I totally would. If that was option, I’d be back out there, for sure.”
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Women’s soccer team records another shutout The Rockets improved to 2-3-0 with a convincing 3-0 victory over Loyola (IL) last Friday. Freshman goalie Sam Tiongson collected her second win of the year. She was forced to make several key saves in the game’s early stages. Junior forward Rachel MacLeod scored her second goal of the season to get the Rockets on the board in the 28th minute. Sophomore Sarah Seig netted the first goal of her career in the 56th minute when her shot deflected off both goalposts before finally crossing the line to give UT a 2-0 advantage. Toledo will return to the field this weekend in Louisville, Ky. with a pair of matches against 2011 NCAA Tournament participants in the Courtyard by Marriott Louisville Airport Cardinal Classic. The Rockets will face Samford Friday at 5 p.m. and the host Cardinals Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Cross Country sweeps opener in Bowling Green The No. 23 women’s cross country team came in first place last Friday at the Mel Brodt Collegiate Opener. The nationally ranked Rockets won the event with 19 points and claimed five of the first six spots in the race. UT sophomore Mackenzie Chojnacky took first place (18:12.60) for her first college title. A trio of Toledo sophomores (Liz Weiler, Brooke Tullis and Priscilla Timmons) finished third through sixth. The men’s team also saw success, taking first place with a score of 15 points. Sophomore Jake Kasperski crossed the line first with a time of 15:58.60 for his first title. Both teams will have plenty of time to rest up before their Sept. 21 meet, when they host the Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster.
Men’s, women’s basketball schedules released The 2012-13 basketball schedules were announced Aug. 30. Tod Kowalczyk and company will begin the season with five straight road games starting Friday, Nov. 9 at Loyola, IL. After games at Minnesota and Northern Iowa, the Rockets will travel to Fort Myers, Fla. for a twoday tournament. They begin Mid-American Conference play Wednesday, Jan. 9 when they travel to Kent State. Tricia Cullup’s threetime defending MAC West champions also begin their season Nov. 9 when they host Arkansas State. The Lady Rockets will play in four preseason tournaments, including two at Savage Arena. UT’s first MAC contest takes place Thursday, Jan. 10 when they take-on Central Michigan at home.
UT Volleyball drops two of three over weekend The Rockets (2-4) lost matches against Iowa and tournament host Oakland before closing out the Golden Grizzly Invitational with a win against Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Toledo returns to action next weekend when it hosts the 11th annual Rocket Classic on Sept. 7-8.
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Senior quarterback Austin Dantin is sandwiched between a pair of Wyoming Cowboys during a 20-15 defeat Oct. 2, 2010 at the Glass Bowl.
Rockets travel to Wyoming, hope to avenge close ’10 loss By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
After their overtime bid came up just short last Saturday against Arizona in Tucson, UT hits the road again this week as they try to avenge another one of their 2010 losses. The Rockets will travel to Laramie, Wyo. to face off with the Cowboys (0-1) Saturday. Wyoming bested UT 20-15 at the Glass Bowl Oct. 2, 2010. Toledo hopes to correct a few minor details from last week that cost them a 1-0 start. “As we look back, there are some areas we must improve on from an offensive standpoint,” said UT head coach Matt Campbell. “We nearly doubled the time of possession, but at times we didn’t gain what we needed to gain out of that time of possession. At the end of the day, that’s scoring points.” The Rockets held the ball for over 46 minutes, but 2011’s eighth-best scoring offense was only able to put 17 points on the board in a 24-17 loss and managed just a field goal after halftime. They were 0-for-8 on second half third down attempts
after going 10-of-15 in the first half. “The only disappointment I have is making sure we do a great job of coaching and performing the details that it takes to win close football games,” Campbell said. “That’s just details and little things, I think we’ll get better at that.” Another area where Toledo must get better is tackling. After watching the film from Saturday night, Campbell believes they let Arizona gain an extra 180-200 yards as a result of missed tackles from UT defenders. Never was that more of an issue than early in the third quarter with Toledo nursing a 14-10 lead when Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey exploded up the middle for a 73-yard touchdown. Carey broke three tackles on his way to the end zone and the Rockets never regained the lead. “I think it’s one of the things we stress more than anything,” Campbell said. “I think why you get better between the first and second week of the season is because of the speed and the emotion of playing a real game. One of the things that
happens is execution of details and tackling is something that you can get better at between week one and two.” Another area where the Rockets need to improve this week is at cornerback. Campbell praised his secondary for “bending, but not breaking” and thought the game plan was exceptional, but Wildcat receivers Austin Hill and Dan Buckner still combined for 17 catches for 255 yards and a touchdown. Toledo starts a pair of new corners in freshman Chris Dukes and sophomore Cheatham Norrils. Throughout the game, it appeared that both of them were giving a lot of space to Arizona receivers at the line of scrimmage to prevent the big play. They avoided “the big one,” but those large cushions left several routes open underneath that went for 1520 yards each. Based on Wyoming’s first game against Texas, the UT corners could have their hands full once again. Junior Robert Herron went wild on a very stout Longhorn defense, hauling in five passes for 173 yards
and two touchdowns, including an 82-yarder. “They had a receiver who had a great day, extremely skilled,” Campbell said. “He made some huge runs on a very good Texas defense.” The Cowboys led the No. 15 team in the country after the first quarter. Campbell said he admires their style and respects the way they play. He also praised the performance of their quarterback, Brett Smith. The sophomore threw for 276 yards on 16-of-28 passing and added two touchdowns. Despite two interceptions, he still posted a great QB rating of 149.2. Smith started every game as a freshman last year, throwing for 2,622 yards while completing 61 percent of his passes. He tossed 20 touchdowns against 11 picks and led Wyoming to an 8-5 record and a trip to the New Mexico Bowl. “On offense, it looks like they’ve got a quarterback who we’ve got the utmost respect for,” Campbell said. “He’s a kid that’s mobile, but yet can make plays a lot like what we saw out of [Scott] last week.”
The Rockets will counter with their usual dual-QB attack, but this week, Terrance Owens will likely see the field first instead of Austin Dantin. Since Dantin started last Saturday, Campbell stated that Owens will lead the offense for at least the first series “if all’s even” through practice this week. Owens twisted his ankle in the third quarter when he was sacked and fumbled the football. Campbell said he was a little gimpy during Monday’s practice, but should be fine by Saturday. A pair of coaches with strong ties to the Rockets will be roaming the sidelines for the Cowboys. Head coach Dave Christensen was a Toledo assistant under former coach Gary Pinkel from 19912000. Current offensive line coach and run game coordinator Jim Harding made a school record 46 consecutive starts as offensive tackle from 1997-2000. “I know they’re extremely well-coached,” Campbell said. “Christianson does a great job with his staff and we’ll have to be prepared to play a good football game.”
Inma Zanoguera, Spain capture FIBA Euro Title By Nick Delwiche Sports Reporter
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Former Whitmer Panther and Ohio State Buckeye defensive end Kenny Hayes gets down in a three-point stance during a game at Whitmer Memorial Stadium.
Former Whitmer standout Hayes transfers to UT from Ohio State By Nate Pentecost Managing Editor
Spartan fans hit the social mediums to share their joy late last month after 247Sports reported that Toledo native
and former Whitmer High School standout and Ohio State defensive lineman Kenny Hayes would be transferring to Michigan State. It must have been a gut
check then, when it was revealed this past weekend that the former four-star prospect passed up the Big Ten title contender for the Rockets. See Hayes / 8
Toledo sophomore Inma Zanoguera played a key role in helping the Spanish Under-20 National Team on its way to grabbing the 2012 European Championship in Hungary. Spain clinched the title with a 59-46 victory over Russia on Sunday, Aug. 26. Zanoguera has played the last three years for the U-16 through U-19 Spanish National Teams, most recently contributing 7.2 points, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals for the U-18 squad at the European Championship (Division A). Zanoguera shot 44.4 percent (28-of-63) from the field and 70.0 percent in free throws. She also represented Spain at last summer’s FIBA U-19 World Championships, recording 5.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 1.6 apg. “Inma has had a fantastic experience to play against the best players that a country has to offer in that age group,” said UT head coach Tricia Cullop. “Not only does it give her the
confidence of knowing she can win a title, but it gives her the confidence to know that we can do that here and win the MAC title.” Coach Cullop encourages her international players to take part in representing their home countries in tournaments. The experience gained is valuable when the college season begins. “Playing in a tournament for your country is an outstanding honor,” Cullop said. “I do encourage them, if they make their national team, to do that and to have that experience of playing against the best players from other countries, because during the summer we can’t mimic that type of competition. I want them to get outside their comfort zone and continue to get better.” Spain began the tournament by crushing the opposition, outscoring their first four opponents — Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Netherlands — 293 to 178. In Europe, the focus on See Inma / 8