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Jacobs makes his pick Pending approval, Scarborough to become Main Campus Provost By Vincent D. Scebbi Editor-in-Chief
Former Rocket works his way up to Cowboys starter / 8
Pending approval from the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, Scott Scarborough will succeed Bill McMillen as Main Campus Provost.
Scarborough is senior vice president for finance and administration at UTMC. In that position, he said, his objective was to “keep the hospital steady” and allow it to grow. Scarborough said
he believes the provost is similar to a Chief Operations Officer of a corporation in that both positions supervise operational work. UT President Lloyd Jacobs said the basic job description of the pro-
vost is twofold. He said the administrator “keeps the trains running” by making sure classes are scheduled and supervising grading. The second part is being able to look ahead and foresee
issues facing the higher education institution. “It’s a difficult job to balance the sort of operational stuff and the strategic visionary stuff,” Jacobs said.
moving in Faculty and alumni form new theatre group / 11 Green Fund good to go / 3
Law school orientation starts today
The new student convocation event will be held at Savage Arena from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The event will allow new students to meet one another and some of their professors, and tips for navigating campus and succeeding academically will be discussed. A parking lot BBQ is scheduled to follow the event.
SigEp to host slip n’ slide The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity will host its fourth annual slip n’ slide party located on the hill adjacent to Parks Tower. The event is also sponsored by Red Bull, who will supply a DJ and drinks.
Unpaid bills? Price could be high Editor-in-Chief
New student convocation is Friday
By Vincent D. Scebbi
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Orientation begins for 2012 university law school students today at 6 p.m. The two-day event is located at the Law Center Building and will prepare incoming law students for the academic year. Students will meet with faculty advisors, listen to guest lecturers, and register for student services. Friends and family are invited to join the students for a reception and special program at 7:30 p.m. Tomorrow, the event will continue with a breakfast at 8:45 p.m. and conclude with an optional campus tour at 4 p.m. On Friday, the Admissions Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer any questions or provide additional information.
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Students, families and friends all help the new freshmen move into Parks Tower on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Beginning of new year doesn’t have to be stressful By Russell Axon Rocket Life Editor
As the University of Toledo slowly awakens for fall semester this week, blue bins filled with toiletries and yellow shirts covered by frogs will be a common sight. New and returning students are moving into the campus residence halls today and tomorrow. The students will be assisted by members of the Office of Residence Life and volunteers. While a majority of residents arrive today and tomorrow, a few hundred students moved into Carter Hall and the lower floors of Parks Tower yesterday. For those who have not experienced it, the busy atmosphere of a move-in day is similar to a Golden Age film studio. “I think the genuine excitement is there for everybody,” said Matthew Perry, the hall director for Parks.
Making everything run smoothly
UT’s campus holds eight distinct residence buildings, including a freshman-only tower and a Greek village for fraternities and sororities. Combined, these building are
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John Ezinski, a freshman living in Carter Hall, examines his new home away from home on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
home to at least 3,400 residents during the semester. Directing and assisting that many moving bodies is a daunting task in any scenario, but Res. Life is up to the challenge. Perry describes the movein process as “organized chaos.” “It’s kind of chaotic, but we do have a really nice structure to it,” he said. Hall directors and resident
advisors prepared for the move-in days several weeks ago by cleaning the hallways and rooms of every residence building, and making sure the living spaces were habitable and running efficiently. Additionally, emails with move-in information and tips were sent to incoming residents. On move-in day, residents use their Rocket Cards to check-in at registration table
outside of the residence halls. Then, they receive their key, a sticker identifying their residence hall and a room condition checklist. Residents also receive informational packets which contain sports schedules and Res. Life info. Residents then bring their belongings to their room and situate themselves, typically accompanied by parents and siblings. Incoming residents are assisted by first-year resident orientation guides, or FROGs, who are easily identified by their yellow shirts. Consisting of RAs and student and faculty volunteers, FROGs have many responsibilities during the move-in process, including directing traffic, managing elevators, and pushing bins filled with a student’s possessions. “Our goal is that the families never push the blue bins,” Perry said. According to Perry, the 100-200 FROGs are essential to making everything run smoothly. See Moving / 4
Students who do not have their financial accounts settled before the start of the semester next week will be dropped from their classes and their housing arrangements with the implementation of an invalidation process. In an effort to help reduce uncollectible debt, students who do not settle their balances by Aug. 19 will not be permitted to attend classes, said Vice President of the Student Experience Kaye Patten Wallace. In addition, any housing arrangements, parking permit and meal plans will also be revoked. Students will have until Aug. 31 to erase the balance in their account, which is the end of the Add/Drop period. “I don’t even like the word [invalidation], but it’s a matter of we want you to take a serious look and see if you can make this financial commitment,” she said. Patten Wallace said students with minor imbalances will not be deregistered, but she did not specify the cutoff amount. She did say that this is geared toward students who struggle to pay tuition and their room and board fees. Patten Wallace said that while part of the implementation is to collect funds, the other side of it is to remind students to settle their financial issues before classes begin. “Part of this communication [process] is to not say ‘we’re going to invalidate you,’ but to get your attention that now is the time to take a serious look at their financial commitment and how you’re going to meet it,” Patten Wallace said. The decision to reinstate this process comes after the past two years of being unable to collect on the debt. Patten Wallace said last year, Toledo lost approximately $3.5 million because of this, but she could not confirm the total loss at press time. Notifications regarding the invalidation process began being sent out Aug. 1 through an emailed postcard. See Deregistration / 4
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This week in UT history Five years ago: The entrance to the Carlson Library is looking a bit different than it did a year ago. The Information Commons — a hightech renovation to the 40,000-square-foot first floor of the library — is the reason for the change in look, with bright colors and a floor-toceiling glass window that replaced a foot-thick brick wall. 10 years ago: X marks the spot for incoming freshmen. The new residence hall conveniently named “The Crossings” will begin its inaugural year housing a total of 626 students. 15 years ago: Prepare to tempt your taste buds, the food is changing here on campus. Two newcomers to the Student Union will be Magic Wok, joining Subway and Baskin Robbins in the food court, and Nick and Jimmy’s, replacing the Attic on the fourth floor.
The following reports were issued by the UT Police Department. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Suspect cited for trespassing: Jason H. Quinney was cited for criminal trespassing after officers saw him exiting Stranahan around 8:45 p.m., July 28. He had previously been banned from all University of Toledo campuses.
in brief Clean energy group to host workshop The Toledo Clean Energy Workshop will discuss topics related to clean and renewable energy Saturday. The event is hosted by the university and the Sierra Club, a national grassroots environmental organization. Scheduled discussion topics include solar and wind power in Northwest Ohio, home energy efficiency and educational opportunities. Discussions will be conducted in a roundtable format led by faculty members and professionals in the energy field. The workshop will also include activities for kids, along with a tour of the wind and solar energy installations at the Scott Park Campus. Snacks will be provided, but a packed lunch is recommended. The workshop is free to attend. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the workshop ends at 3 p.m. Questions
can be submitted to Natalie Fox at 740-856-8084, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAP plans recruitment table UnCAPped Week begins Monday. An informational table located in front of the Student Union steps — next to the fountain — will provide information on campus events and recruit new members. Representatives from Campus Activites and Programming will be at the table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the remainder of the week.
UT alumna to display artwork Sculptor Veronica Kaufman, a retired nurse who earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Toledo in 1996 and a masters degree from UT in 2006, will host an open house to show her work from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at 3655 Torrance Drive.
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School’s back in session Memorial Field House will be busy again when the 16-week semester begins Monday.
Prescription drugs reported missing: A patient at UTMC called police on July 27 around 8:36 p.m. to report pills were taken from her prescription bottle following a visit to UTMC. Phone harassment report: Police were dispatched to take a Phone Harassment report at Rocket Hall on July 26 at approximately 4:38 p.m. Saw reported stolen: A University of Toledo employee reported a Sawzall stolen from the Plant
Operations Building on main campus on July 28 around 10:17 p.m. Bike reported stolen at Sullivan Hall: A bicycle was reported stolen from the first floor hallway of Sullivan Hall at 4:58 p.m on July 26. The bicycle was unsecured and propped up against a wall. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time. Bike reported stolen at Health and Human Services: A bicycle was reportedly taken from a bike
rack outside of the Health and Human Services building July 24 around 11:40 a.m. The bicycle was said to be secured by a lock. There are currently no suspects in this case. Cell phone reported stolen: Police responded to a report about a stolen cell phone at UTMC on July 24 around 12:20 p.m. The phone was reportedly sitting on a hospital bed, plugged into a charger. There are no suspects at this time.
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Students can opt into going green New fund started by students aims to support environmental projects on campus By Danielle Gamble News Editor
For $5 a semester, Toledo students can supplement an eco-friendly grant fund created and overseen by their peers. The Student Green Fund, now an optional portion of each student’s bill, is a new university initiative that allows students Bova to submit grant proposals for projects geared toward increasing sustainability and reducing energy consumprEAVER tion. Nathan Reaver, a graduate student in bioengineering, is one of several volunteers spearheading the student-motivated initia-
More online For more information, visit the Student Green Fund website at utoledo. edu/offices/auxiliary/ green_fund/index.html.
tive under the Office of Auxiliary Services. “The idea of the green fund is that students are making a commitment by accepting money and taking ownership of this aspect of the university,” Reaver said. “This is about students taking ownership and accepting their role in the university’s mission.” Reaver said projects that may receive a Green Fund grant can range from large undertakings that reduce energy consumption in buildings or stimulate local food production, to small ventures that add more recycling bins or gardens on campus. Reaver said materials to submit a grant application will hopefully be made available by the second week of classes.
Tony Bova, a senior majoring in chemistry, said the project has finally become a reality now that students who wish to support the program can add the optional fee to their bill. By accessing their myUT account and accessing the Student Green Fund site under “My Registration Steps,” students can find information about the Student Green Fund and accept the per-semester charge. The fee must be applied by the end of the add/drop period for classes. The original plan involved adding an opt-out fee that students would pay unless the item was deleted from their bill, similar to the student Legal Services fee. “To keep with President [Lloyd] Jacobs decision to have no rise in student fees, we were asked to make a concession and go with an opt-in fee,” Bova said. The difference between an opt-in fee and opt-out fee
was to be voted on by the student body in last year’s Student Government elections. Due to logistical errors, however, the item did not make the ballot. “There was a miscommunication between SG and the election board, and by the time everything was handled, it was too late,” Bova said. “We were ticked at first, but now it’s water under the bridge. Now we have a chance to prove that the project is worthwhile.” Bova said he and other Student Green Fund helpers are working to get this item placed on this year’s ballot. Reaver said once the grant proposals are submitted, they will be overseen by a committee of five undergraduates, two graduate students, one faculty member and one administrator. While a representative from SG, Graduate Student Association and Faculty Senate will be appointed, the other student positions can be held by any who are
interested in applying. “Hopefully it brings more pride to the students, and it will help students become more aware about what’s happening on-campus,” Reaver said. “Right now, there’s a disconnect – I feel like if students were more aware of what the university’s already doing, they’d take more pride in our university.” The committee will not only decide what projects to fund, but oversee and help bring the proposals
to fruition. Reaver said the university and the Green Fund will be raising awareness on the university website, Facebook and around campus. While Reaver admitted some proposals may overlap with current University of Toledo projects, he said the projects themselves are all about increasing student involvement. “The students are going to see a return on these investments — they’re saving themselves,” Reaver said.
five stories you may have missed this summer
Regents propose smoking ban
Linebacker sentenced Former Rocket tears in band attack ACL during workout
Music Fest lineup announced
Toledo represented in London Olympics
The Ohio Board of Regents voted unanimously July 23 to approve a resolution that recommends all public universities in Ohio ban tobacco products on campus. Each university’s or college’s board of trustees will decide whether to enforce the proposed ban.
Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass, who last November deliberately ran into several University of Toledo band members while running onto the field, was sentenced to one-year probation July 16. Bass was also ordered to perform 120 hours of community service and submit to random urinalysis after admitting to marijuana use in a previous hearing.
Last month, UT announced the lineup for next month’s annual Music Fest. Pop-punk band Bowling for Soup is set to headline the show and will be joined by a diverse group of musicians including Gloriana, HotSauce, K’JON, Alexander Zonjic and Jeff Lorber, Tyler Hilton and local band competition winner The Dumb Easies.
A pair of athletes with ties to Toledo competed this month in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Rogers High School alumnus Erik Kynard cleared a height of 2.33 meters (7.64 feet) in the men’s high jump event to take the silver medal in his first trip to the Olympics. University of Toledo soccer player Natalia Gaitan started all three matches for Colombia.
Former Rockets wide receiver/ kick returner Eric Page was cut July 25 by the Denver Broncos after tearing his ACL during a workout in Toledo. The Springfield High School graduate chose to forego his final year of college eligibility and enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
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Jacobs’ recommendation comes after an outsourced nationwide search for a new provost that brought candidates from the University of Cincinnati, the University of Akron and the University of Maryland in Baltimore County. Jacobs said he did not anticipate Scarborough applying, but compared to the other candidates interviewed, Scarborough was a better fit. “When compared to [the other candidates], I felt that Scarborough’s ability to make the trains move as well as visionary strategic direction setting was far superior,” Jacobs said. “We came to realize that our most highly qualified candidate was in fact down the road in the other campus.” Scarborough said some of the issues he feels UT will face in the upcoming years involve finding ways to sustain the university while public funding decreases due to the recession, looking to make the degrees more valuable and increasing enrollment and retention. Jacobs said one of Scarborough’s more attractive qualities was his focus on
improving student-centeredcome a long distance, but we ness at the university. still have a long way to go.” “He puts the students at The board’s Academic and the center, the single most Student Affairs Committee is important issue that is imto consider Scarborough’s apportant to him and to me,” he pointment on Aug. 28. If the said. “To my mind, that’s recommittee approves, the full ally what put board will vote What are him ahead of on the recomall the other mendation your thoughts candidates.” Sept 17. on Jacobs’ Jacobs said Scarborough nomination he feels UT said until then, for Provost? needs to pay he will be more attenworking with Leave a comment on tion to stuMcMillen to our Facebook page at dent-cenfacebook.com/icollegian. learn the ropes teredness. He of the provost said while position while UT is not where it could be, making arrangements to he feels that by addressing transition out of his current specific amenities such as job. parking, scheduling and resiScarborough received his dence life, Toledo is ahead of PhD in strategic manageother larger institutions. ment from the University “I think we’ve not put stuof Texas in Arlington, dents in the center as well as holds an MBA from the we could,” he said. University of Texas at Tyler When asked to rate stuand an accounting degree dent-centeredness at the uni- from the University of Texversity today on a scale of as at Austin. one to 10, Jacobs said UT is He taught auditing at St. at “probably five or six.” Edwards University in AusAt the same time, he addtin, Texas, strategic manageed, “I think we’re ahead of ment and finances at DePaul other universities in terms of University in Chicago and firesponsiveness.” nances at Toledo. “Traditionally, older instituHe accepted the position of tions don’t worry about ameni- senior vice president at UTMC ties,” he said. “I think we’ve in May 2010.
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The Barnes & Noble that anchors the Gateway Plaza in the southwest corner of Main Campus, opened last month after moving from the Student Union Building.
What’s coming to the Gateway Project By IC Staff
The Barnes and Noble in the Gateway Project is the new home of the University Bookstore. The store held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on July 11, welcoming in students, faculty, and the general public. Rocky, Rocksy, Blue Crew and the UT cheerleaders attended to help celebrate the completion of phase one of the Gateway Project, which aims to create a studentcentered environment. In addition to housing the student bookstore and its texbooks, this location also offers best-sellers, bargain books, gifts, and UT merchandise. Included inside Barnes and Noble is a full-service Starbucks café, an expanded reading area, and a children’s area. Every Thursday at 11 a.m. will feature story time in the children’s area, and live readings will occur in the café on a regular basis. Great Clips opened Aug. 4 as the second business in the Gateway Project. Students can move into the Lofts at Gateway beginning Aug. 15. The 48 units will house 112 students in modern, fully furnished apartments. Lofts at Gateway encompasses the upper floors of the Gateway Project and the apartments are only available to UT students. Jimmy John’s is in the process of moving into their new location within the Gateway
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The original deadline to settle bills was Aug. 13, but due to an “overwhelming amount of students expressing concern,” Patten Wallace said it was pushed to its current Aug. 19. If a student is in danger of being deregistered, the best bet is to make payment arrangements on their student account.
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“It’s really a big group, team effort to make it work,” he said.
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While one customer leaves the already open Great Clips, a Jimmy John’s employee gets ready for their opening.
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The Lofts will host 112 UT students this semester above the businesses located in the Gateway Project.
Project, expecting to open within the upcoming days. The previous location across the street is closed. Wireless Zone, Rice Boulevard, and YogurtU and Grad-
kowski’s Sports Grille are expected to open in the fall. An event will be held Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the completion of the Gateway Project.
The sheer logistics of the operation mean problems will inevitably occur. “One of the biggest issues is keeping a steady flow,” said Jantzen Ridenour, the graduate assistant hall director for The Crossings residence hall. “Occasionally we do have people who might stand at their car for awhile, and we have to get more people going so we can get everyone in and everyone happy,” he said. Residents bringing things not allowed in the residence halls, such as oversized refrigerators and pets, is a common issue cited by Res. Life staff. Some issues are specific to an individual resident hall — the elevators in Parks sporadically break down from excessive usage. Perry said the problem is rare, but a mechanic is always on standby for a quick fix. Ridenour said any issues can be avoided through preparation on both sides. “[Residents] should make sure they have their Rocket Card first and foremost,” he said. “They need to come in
One answer for some students who qualify is an installed payment plan where they would make four payments throughout the semester. Patten Wallace said some issues students face are as simple as making sure all the proper paperwork is completed and filed. Patten Wallace said she wants students to go online and look at their bill and address any concerns immediately.
“We just want students know that if they have questions, if they need help or if they need direction, we are here to help them,” Patten Wallace said. “We want them to do this before class on the 20th because they need to be concentrating on their classes and not their financial commitment.” Any questions or concerns regarding the invalidation process can be addressed to Rocket Solution Central at 419-530-8700.
Tips to make your move-in day stress free n Bring your Rocket Card. It’s essential for checking in and receiving your room key. n Pay attention. Both the parking lots and the residence halls will be crowded and moving quickly. Make sure you’re not in anyone’s way and know where you’re going. n Bring the essentials. At the very least, you know you’ll need clothes, toiletries and bed sheets. Unessential items (e.g., decorations, appliances, snacks) can be purchased after you get a better idea of your situation. n Coordinate with your roommate(s). Schedule nonconflicting move-in times; plan how you’ll decorate the room and who will bring what; and most importantly, get to know each other since you’ll be sharing a small space for several months. n Meet your neighbors and R.A. After your roommate(s), these are likely the other people you’ll see most often. Besides the social benefits, being familiar with them will add an extra layer of security to your hall. n Have fun. Whether this is your first time away from home or your senior year, enjoy the freedom and experience living on campus offers.
with a good attitude and know that every single person working in their building is there to help them.” According to Perry, such issues are “few and far between” and handled quickly. “We try to be very respectful because we think about it from [the resident’s] perspective,” he said.
A new home and community
This resident-focused approach seems to work for the Res. Life staff. John Ezinski, a freshman pharmacy major and new resident at Carter, said he
was impressed with the ease of the move-in process and the helpfulness of the Res. Life staff. Instead of stressing about where to go and what to do, Ezinski said he was more worried about meeting his roommate for the first time. Ridenour said he believes move-in day is important in determining whether a student has a good or a bad academic year. “With our residence halls, we try to provide a sense of community,” he said. “We want to make [the residents] feel good that they’ve chosen to live on campus.”
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Will you be validated?
Deregistration policy was sprung on students too quickly Announced by the University of Toledo in August 2012, the deadline for validation is now Aug. 19. As a student, if you have not paid all of your bills, you will be deregistered from your courses. While this sort of policy is necessary in order to maintain a certain financial assurance for the coming semester, the deadline seems like a threat, it could’ve been announced earlier and the process was inefficient. A policy gives time in order to make sure everything flows smoothly. The new deregistration deadline isn’t a policy but a threat. It doesn’t give the students time to get things in order. It sets an unreasonable deadline for students to pull together money for their tuition, which isn’t easily accessible for less privileged students. Notice of the deregistration deadline was far too late. UT sent out a postcard to students in early August listing the previous deadline of Aug. 13, less than two weeks before the deadline. This does not assure the students enough time to put their affairs in order so they can be ensured the opportunity to continue their education. Additionally, email may not be conducive to the way of student summer life. Students are not checking their university email on a daily basis. Sending them hard mail through the postal service, which was not done until early August, is more likely to get the students’ attention. While UT is a public institution for intellectual advancement and education, it must remain financially stable. They state on UT’s website, “UT seeks to balance our costs while continuing to offer the best quality education for our students.” Students, therefore, must be required to meet certain standards and deadlines for the university to be in working order financially. However, the biggest issue lies in the medium through which UT attempted to inform students. UT expects the students to be checking their email all summer. But, that just doesn’t happen. Thus, while a deadline is appropriate, the method used by the university may have lacked a certain amount of tact.
The in-house candidate
UT may miss opportunities by promoting provost from within This week, President Lloyd Jacobs announced his recommendation that the Board of Trustees approve the appointment of Scott Scarborough, senior vice president and executive director of the University of Toledo Medical Center, to the post of Main Campus Provost. Though Scarborough has served in a variety of positions at UT, it’s questionable if he was the best choice out of the set of candidates. Scarborough, an integral part of a previously broken system which brought about the new system of schools on top of colleges, was chosen over a pool of three outside candidates. According to Jacobs, UT hired a consulting firm to search for quality candidates outside of UT. The new system was, in part, meant to bring in a big name provost to our university. Instead, UT chose an administrator from in-house. There were choices who may have been more qualified than Scarborough to be provost. This included three other candidates for the provost position, all of whom were from other universities. The first candidate, Carlo Montemagno, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati, helped improve the quality of the students attending UC and served as a professor of bioengineering. The second candidate, Janine Janosky, vice president at Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, has experience in community building at the University of Pittsburgh where she also served as a faculty member. She has held a number of research directorships and was the vice provost for research at Central Michigan University. The third candidate, Antonio Moreira, vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, spoke about his 20 years of tenure at Maryland where he served as a professor, department chair, dean, and associate provost, growing a diverse research institution. He has held research positions at institutions across the globe. While, according to Scarborough, he has experience in the classroom, almost all of his recent experience is fiscal and not academic. He does not have the experience as a researcher, academic, and academic administrator that any of the other candidates had. It is impossible not to ask the question—why was Scarborough, an in-house candidate, chosen over these other qualified candidates whom were meant to be attracted by UT’s restructuring? Though Scarborough may be well-connected within UT and familiar with how UT runs as a whole, we as a university may be missing out on a grand opportunity to experience a whole new and refined method of administration from a qualified candidate. All that’s left is to hope that appointing Scarborough the top university educator was a well-educated, not poorly made choice.
From the editor
Welcome to The Independent Collegian On behalf of The Independent Collegian staff, I would like to begin by welcoming you into the UT community and thanking you for picking up a copy of the paper. It doesn’t take an expert to know that any publication, whether it’s the New York Times or your Intro to Biology textbook, is nothing without its readers. First, I would like to take a little bit of space to share a bit about myself. I’m a senior communication major who hails from the wonderful suburbs of Cleveland. My time at the Collegian started when I was like many underclassmen and looking for some sort of direction. Going off the logic that I was a decent writer in high school, I figured I would apply for a job at the IC. It wasn’t until I became assistant news editor the following semester that I began to see how this whole college paper thing works — it’s just a bunch of kids from different backgrounds working together on a common interest; in the end, this is what it comes down to. From my relatively short time on this planet, I’ve gathered that one of the most important skills to have is the ability to work as a team. At some point, you’ll have to work with people. The best thing to do is put preferences and opinions aside and just get the work done — if you like them, then that’s a perk. Now that I stepped down from my senior status soapbox, I’d like to let you know what is in store for the Collegian this upcoming year. It’s a new year for the IC, a new staff and a new look. Every
make the effort to update our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts at least daily. There are some obvious visual changes to the Collegian as well as some newstanding features. In my opinion, it’s a long overdue process that required about two months of reading approximately100 newspapers and a lot of long nights and debates over which font was preferred, Arial or Times New Roman, Editor-in-Chief Minion Pro or ITC Century. The end single member on staff is either new or result — at least I hope — is to give the in a new position, which is exciting beCollegian a more modern and profescause it gives us a lot of room to improve sional look that is easy on the eyes. In and better serve you, the reader. The stu- an analogy, it’s the guy or girl at the bar dent-centeredness is what we aim for and who is initially attractive, but not so will continue to strive for this upcoming flashy that you won’t want to pick him year. The stories you or her up and take Student-centeredness is him or her back to read should have some relation to the your dorm room. what we aim for and collegiate lifestyle In addition to the will continue to strive and if you feel this makeover, there are for this upcoming year. some new changes isn’t the case, I encourage you to let and additions of me know. If you have any news tips, story some new features. I hope these will ideas or anything you would like to see help catch your interest and help spike covered, let the IC know, we’re here to your engagement. help. The email inboxes are always open So with classes starting Aug. 20, I and our social media outlets are frewould like wish you luck with the upquently checked. It’s one thing for you to coming semester and keep in touch. simply read the stories, but if you are enOh, the puzzles are on the next page. gaged, then that’s when differences can Enjoy your break from Syllabus Week. be made and changes can occur. With technology pushing forward Vincent D. Scebbi is the Editor-inand the Internet becoming more domi- Chief at The Independent Collegian and nant, the IC is on the move to continue a senior majoring in communication. an online presence. While the paper You can contact him at vscebbi@ comes out once a week, we’re going to independentcollegian.com.
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The importance of creative writing Very few will argue about the value and utility of certain academic disciplines. Those who study medicine learn how to prolong human life. Those who study business learn how to multiply money and employ people. Those who study criminal justice are ostensibly involved in the work of making the community a safe place to conduct daily business. The value and utility of the study of IC Columnist creative writing is less apparent, so it’s the distance between the story this fair to ask the question — why study character is telling and the more true creative writing? It’s true that for all but a small hand- — and probably more difficult — story that experience is revealing about his ful of lucky and talented professional life? The writer who writers, the work of The creative writing first confronts these making fiction, poquestions about a etry and narrative classroom is, in the character must soonnonfiction is not a words of a colleague, er or later confront terribly lucrative afa place that offers “an these questions fair. But the creative writing classroom invitation to adult life.” herself. 2. A deeper and is, in the words of a broader understandcolleague, a place ing of others. The first question a story that offers “an invitation to adult life.” or poem must answer is the question of It is a place where the exploration of “Who speaks?” Technically, this is questions of needs, wants, desires, known as point of view and it deals not longings, withholdings, secrets and only with the mechanics of first, sectrouble of all varieties, can yield new ond, or third person and not only with understandings of what it is to be an the important questions of the position individual, a child, a parent, a friend, of the speaker with regard to the time an enemy, a lover, an ex-lover, a memof the story and the time of the telling, ber of a community, an outcast from a or of how many speakers the story can community, a citizen of the world. Among the valuable things a student accommodate but also with the psychological questions that inform the might explore while studying creative speaker’s way of understanding the writing: world. What does the speaker want? 1. A better understanding of self. What are the values, contradictions, One question a writer must ask herself prejudices and peccadilloes, when thinking about a draft is, what is
acknowledged or not, which drive the speaker’s choices? What the writer is learning, line by line, choice by choice, is an engagement with empathy, the special understanding akin to “walking in another’s shoes.” 3. A confrontation with time and history. Characters come from someplace and some time. Time and place shapes understanding. Time plays the changes on place. When a writer gets to the question of where we begin, or the question of where we end, time is the crucial modulator in the making, or not making, of meaning. The making of the story raises these questions in the writer and then the writer has to reckon with these questions in his or her own life. 4. What does it all mean? Is it possible to make meaning? What does the question of meaning require of me? At story’s or poem’s end, after the cannons have fired and the flags have been raised and lowered and the trumpeter has played his song, the story or poem inevitably must find a place to land and the place where the story or poem lands is, in one sense, the whole story or poem, because the act of making stories and poems is the act of gathering a coherent whole out of the millions of seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years available to us in a lifetime. Every story or poem, in the most generous sense, invites us to ask, what shall we do with our days? Kyle Minor is a lecturer in creative writing and recently published a book of short stories titled “In The Devil’s Territory.”
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“Beluga sevruga/ Come winds of the Caspian Sea/ Larengix glaucitis/ Et max laryngitis/ La voce to me.” Isn’t it a little bit funny, how when we were kids, Ursula’s spell seemed so evil and sinisterly foreboding? But now as adults, caviar, the Caspian Sea and laryngitis, albeit a bit annoying at times, are not that evil. Whether it’s a tale as old as time or some poor unfortunate soul, our childhood memories of Disney ﬁlms still remain submerged under the seas of nostalgia. Those of us who are most familiar with these ﬁlms still remember the clear blue oceans where Ariel and Flounder had their adventures with the Sea Witch Ursula, endless dunes and deserts where Aladdin and Jasmin’s love was strong enough to overpower Jafar’s evil, or even the pride-lands of Africa, and how Simba’s heart wrenching pain over his father’s death let him overcome the sinister plot by his conniving Uncle Scar to take his rightful place as king. But what does all of this teach us? Does it teach us that Mermaids are real and ﬁsh can talk, and to dream to be something other than what we are because we are unhappy? Does it teach us that there are evil sorcerers in the Arabian desert who wish to conquer the universe and that love knows no bounds or that there are animals in heart of Africa that secretly act out Shakespearean Drama? Well, excluding some exaggerations, yes, that
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is what it teaches us. In the most outrageous manner of sorts, these metaphors are there to teach. Ariel wanted to express who she really was and to be who she really wanted to be, as she said, “up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun! Out of the sea. Wish I could be, part of that world!” And she became what she wanted. We could probably do a whole other column or six on how or why, but she changed her circumstance to achieve a dream. Aladdin and Jasmin didn’t let class differences separate them. True love conquers all and it opened up a whole new world for the both of them. Regardless of the fact that he became wealthy beyond his imagination, their love knew no material worth. Whether or not Genie had a hand in it, they were truly in love. Simba is kind of an interesting situation. This was the Hamlet of Disney, just with animals. But there is a lighter side to the shadowland of this story. Simba may have suffered with the false-guilt of his father’s death, but it was overcome and it resulted
in a life well earned and spent with friends and family in the pride-lands. Sure we could ramble on about the morality or lack thereof in Disney movies, but the main point is that these stories leave for us ways to look back to ﬁnd simple and meaningful metaphorical touches that can be sprinkled throughout our own personal stories. Most of us probably have a personal nostalgic connection to these movies and, whether we like them or not, the stories and their meanings are clear across the board. It is hard to sometimes discuss major societal movements or upheavals in our world because they can get our emotions all bubbled up and stir the pots of our most personal philosophies. However, as it comes across quite brilliantly in the words of American writer Henry James, “What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?” Aside from getting into a discourse on literary idealism, one thing we can take from this is that you need not be deﬁned by your circumstances, but rather create your own. Find what inherent tools there are to illustrate them so that they can be shared in a compassionate and revolutionary way with all. Maybe by doing this we can give ourselves a whole new world for you and me. Maxwell Gold is an IC columnist and a senior studying philosophy.
Don’t let the drought dry up your wallet — go vegan Dry enough for you? No probably also have to pick one needs to be reminded up the tab for all the calves that the nation is experiencwho died from heat stress ing the worst drought in half on Midwestern dairy farms a century, with nearly twoin July. thirds of the continental U.S. Shoppers will likely see suffering from drought conhigher prices at the chicken ditions. The counter first, dry, hot though. The birds weather is fuare fed mostly eling wildfires, corn, and since scorching People for the Ethical chicken farmers lawns and Treatment of Animals engineer them to sending food grow unnaturally prices soaring — especially fast, chicken flesh tends to for people who eat meat, eggs reach the market quicker and dairy products. than beef or pork. If you’re concerned about The U.S. Department of your grocery bills — or your Agriculture predicts that health — now would be a chicken and turkey prices good time to start buying will rise 3.5 percent to 4.5 vegan foods instead of anipercent and that egg prices mal-based ones. will likely climb by as much Farmed animals are fed as 4 percent. Beef prices are more than 70 percent of the also expected to rise begrains grown in the U.S. It tween 3.5 percent and 4.5 takes 4.5 pounds of grain to percent this year and then make just 1 pound of chicken by 4 percent or 5 percent in meat and 7.3 pounds of grain 2013. Pork will cost more in to produce a pound of pork. the coming year as well. Now that many corn, wheat It’s cheaper, not to menand soybean crops have been tion healthier and kinder, to damaged or destroyed beeat grains and soybeans — cause of the drought, feed and all the foods that can be prices are soaring. It’s so bad made from them — directly that some meat companies, rather than funneling them including Smithfield Foods, through farmed animals to have even started importing produce animal products. corn from Brazil. Guess who’s The amount of feed needed going to foot the bill. to produce one 8-ounce Meat-eaters can expect to steak would fill 45 to 50 see a spike in prices in the bowls with cooked cereal coming months. Consumers grains. And while shoppers who eat cheese will will see a spike in milk and
meat prices, they probably won’t see a significant increase in the cost of corn on the cob, cornflakes or other plant-based foods sold in supermarkets. The corn that consumers buy at the grocery store is grown differently from the corn that’s used to feed animals and isn’t as severely affected by drought conditions. Whole grains, beans, vegetables and other wholesome plant-based foods are even more of a bargain when you factor in the medical bills that you might rack up if you eat lots of fatty, cholesterolladen meats, eggs and dairy products. Of course, choosing vegan foods isn’t just a good way to save animals or money at the supermarket. It’s also an easy way to help conserve water — you can save more water by not eating 1 pound of meat than you can by not showering for six months. Even a collaborative rain dance likely wouldn’t make that much of a difference! Whether you’re watching your budget, your waistline or just the weather channel, it’ll pay to go vegan. But if you need some extra exercise, feel free to do a rain dance anyway. Heather Moore is a staff writer for the PETA Foundation.
‘Sikhs are not Muslims’ sends a sinister message
It’s time for all of us — contributions made by IsAlmost from the beginDemocrats and Republining of their coverage of the lamic civilization to human horrific and deadly shooting history. Still, his behavior as cans, “tea partyers” and Occupiers, conservative evana candidate was disappointat the Sikh temple in Wisgelicals and progressive ing. When “accused” of beconsin, CNN and other Episcopalians, Latinos, ing a Muslim, he didn’t news media went out of blacks, Asians and whites challenge the darker astheir way to send a message sumptions behind the asser- alike — to take the kind of to the American public: wise and principled stand tion. He simply “Sikhs are not tried to distance that Powell took. We need Muslims.” to insist with one voice that himself from But what American Muslims are not Muslims. His were we to Los Angeles Times a “they” to be demonized campaign also make of that made sure there but a treasured part of who message? If the “we” are as a people, and were no photo-ops in temple’s members had been that the demonization of mosques and no women in Muslims, would the attack hijab as part of the diversity any minority group runs have then been justified? contrary to the spirit of this tableau that served as a We say we don’t endorse great country. In fact, we backdrop to his stump prejudice against one group need to go even further and speeches. or another, but for some declare that Muslims the John McCain got into the reason we also want to make sure people know who act when attempting a noble world over are an important and vital part of the the “we” and the “they” real- defense of his opponent in ly are. CNN would probably the 2008 race. At a Republi- one human family, with whom the rest of this same can rally late in the camsay it was simply trying to family needs to partner and paign, a woman said she clear up a common misunbuild relationships of trust couldn’t trust Obama bederstanding that, in this for the sake of us all. cause “he’s an Arab.” Mccase, may have been shared If presidential candidates by the gunman himself. Fair Cain objected: “No, ma’am; and television networks no, ma’am. He’s a ... decent enough. The assertion that have trouble unfamily man, Sikhs are not Muslims is But what were derstanding (a) citizen certainly true. Jains are not these basic conthat I just Hindus, and Mormons are we to make of then there happen to not Methodists either. that message? If cepts, is obviously have disagreeBut in the postmuch work that ments with on the temple’s 9/11context of a deadly act has to be done. fundamental committed by an apparent members had can begin issues.” It was white supremacist against a been Muslims, byWe taking a good a defense that congregation that is largely would the attack hard look at the undoubtedly ethnically South Asian — a left many Arcongregation that includes have then been groups to which we belong and ab Americans bearded men in turbans — justified? by inviting “out(as well as Arbroadcasting the mantra siders” to help that “Sikhs are not Muslims” abs around us see the ways in which the world) horrified by the takes on a far more insidiany aspect of the religious implication that Arab men ous subtext: Don’t blame must be, therefore, indecent or civic identities we esthese people, it implies, for pouse urge us to reject enand un-American. the unspeakable crimes of tire groups of “others.” As At the height of the accu9/11. It’s Muslims you want. we do this, we need to emsations that Obama was a The media aren’t alone in brace the truth that hatred closet Muslim, the only conveying, however unincan never be the touchstone public figure I saw get it tentionally, this sinister of authentic faith or authenright was former Secretary message. When Barack tic patriotism. of State Colin L. Powell, the Obama was running for For as tragedies such as first black man ever to hold president in 2008, he re9/11 and Oak Creek remind that office. In his famous sponded to the inaccurate “Meet the Press” appearance us, hatred of any kind is but surprisingly persistent nothing less than a proassertion that he was a Mus- on Oct. 19, 2008, Powell, found betrayal of both God like others, condemned the lim with this statement in a and country. 2008 debate: “The facts are I “false intimations” that Obama was a Muslim. But am Christian. I have been Scott C. Alexander is an he then went on to say: “But sworn in (as a U.S. senator) associate professor of Islamic really the right answer is, with a Bible.” studies and director of Cathwhat if he is (a Muslim)? Is As president, Obama has made an effort to stress how there something wrong with olic-Muslim studies at Catholic Theological Union in being a Muslim in this important Muslims are to Chicago. He wrote this for the fabric of U.S. society and country? The answer’s ‘No; the Los Angeles Times. that’s not America.’” has praised the enormous
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in brief Lady Rockets set to begin soccer season Coach Brad Evans and the Rockets begin their MAC title defense Friday night against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Toledo makes their 2012 home debut Sunday afternoon with a match against Belmont. 8-17 @Purdue 7 p.m. 8-19 Belmont 1 p.m. 8-24 @IPFW 7 p.m. 8-26 @Texas 1 p.m. 8-31 Loyola (IL) 5:30 p.m. 9-7 Samford* 5 p.m. 9-9 Louisville* 2:30 p.m. 9-16 Illinois State 1 p.m. 9-21 @W. Michigan 4 p.m. 9-23 E. Michigan 1 p.m. 9-28 @Buffalo 7 p.m. 9-30 @Akron 1 p.m. 10-5 C. Michigan 4 p.m. 10-7 Bowling Green 1 p.m. 10-12 Ball State 4 p.m. 10-14 Miami (OH) 1 p.m. 10-19 @Ohio 3 p.m. 10-21 @Kent State 1 p.m. 10-25 N. Illinois 3 p.m. MAC Tournament: Oct. 28Nov. 4 * = Louisville Airport Cardinal Classic
Third annual blue-gold match scheduled for Friday The UT volleyball squad will hold its third annual scrimmage Friday at 7 p.m. at Savage Arena. “This is going to be a good opportunity for our team to play in a matchlike setting,” said head coach Greg Smith. “We’ve had a good preseason and have had a chance to grow as a team and continue the progress we made last spring.” The match is free to attend and the first 100 fans will receive a t-shirt.
Former Rocket Page cut by Broncos Eric Page was released by the Denver Broncos prior to training camp in late July after tearing his ACL during a workout in Toledo. Page elected to leave UT after his junior year in 2011 and enter the NFL Draft, where he went undrafted. He set the school record for career receptions (306) and receptions in a season (125 in 2011). Page received All-American honors in 2010, becoming the first Rocket to do so in 35 years.
Baseball team to hold tryouts UT students interested in walking-on to the baseball team must attend a meeting Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. The meeting wil be held in the bleachers at Scott Park with head coach Cory Mee. Students must have written proof of a physcial in the past six months and proof of health insurance in order to participate in the tryouts.
Four soccer players named on preseason All-MAC team Rachel MacLeod, Natalia Gaitàn, Alexis Tice and Rachael Kravitz were the four Rockets selected for the College Sports Madness Preseason All-MidAmerican Conference Team. MacLeod, Gaitàn and Tice were named on the first team and Kravitz was picked on the second team. UT has the second greatest number of women on the team, next to Central Michigan’s seven.
Former Rocket Church to start for Cowboys By Nate Pentecost Managing Editor
Following the 2010 NFL Draft former Rockets safety Barry Church found himself as an undrafted free agent with a host of suitors vying for his services. Impressed with their level of interest, the four-time, firstteam All-Mid-American Conference honoree chose the Dallas Cowboys, with whom he inked a three-year deal. Church started just one game his first two seasons but played a big role in special teams and spent time in substitution packages on defense. Dallas capitalized on Church’s scheme versatility, lining him up at safety for his coverage skills but also sending him in at linebacker against the run because of his size and tackling ability. “It does show my versatility, and if you can do more for the team, you’re going to stick around longer,” Church said. “It makes my value go up.” The Cowboys will look to benefit from Church’s array of talents again in 2012, but in the final year of his contract, it appears that they will do so by making him the fourth player in as many seasons to get a crack at the safety spot opposite veteran Gerald Sensabaugh. “It was definitely a rough path coming undrafted out of Toledo. It was a long road but I’ve worked hard, earned my stripes my first two years going through special teams and being that back-up guy who fills in,” Church said. “Now I have my opportunity, maybe, to start for the Dallas Cowboys so I’m definitely trying to take full advantage of that.” Dallas head coach Jason Garrett preached competition at all positions this offseason, however, Church has seen little of that at safety since training camp began July 31. Free agency pickup Brodney Pool failed the team’s conditioning test before being cut and rookie Matt Johnson is still learning the playbook while recovering from a hamstring injury which relegated him to the Physically Unable to Perform list until late last month. Church has shined regardless, making highlight reel plays, including an interception off franchise quarterback Tony Romo his first day of camp. In the five days following, while taking every first-team snap at safety, he picked off another pass and broke up four more to go with a quarterback hurry. Before a preseason snap had been taken, the disruptive Church had already become a virtual lock to start at strong safety this season. “It’s my second year in [defensive coordinator] Rob Ryan’s system and I feel like I know it pretty well now so it’s allowed me to be more confident in my game,” Church said. “[The Cowboys] have seen that they can have a lot of confidence in me and my game. They saw that the first week of camp and they decided to go with me and that just makes me want to play harder, knowing the organization has my back.” Church took steps in pursuit of earning the starting job during Organized Team Activities this offseason, working with Sensabaugh and All-Pro tight end Jason Witten to improve his pass coverage skills as teams increasingly look to involve tight ends in the aerial attack. “In the offseason during OTA’s I got to cover Witten a lot one-on-one. He’s one of the greatest tight ends ever to play the game so it gave me a chance to fine tune the art of covering the tight end and
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Dallas Cowboys defensive back Barry Church (42) tackles Oakland Raiders wide receiver Juron Criner (84) during the first half of their preseason NFL game in Oakland, California on Monday, August 13, 2012.
how they run their routes,” Church said. “Gerald Sensabaugh shared some tidbits on how to play the safety position, like where to drop to in your zone and how to read the quarterback so you can get a better jump for an interception. Those two guys definitely helped me out a lot this offseason.” Church continued to master the team’s defensive system in the offseason as well. Ryan’s scheme can be challenging for a safety, particularly because it does not cater to the traditional free/strong safety combination. “It’s more right and left,” Church said. “They want us to learn both, but the strong safety is more likely to help out in the running game and the free safety will be back deep. But with motions and reloads, you’ve got to be able to play both. For a safety in this defense it’s pretty hard.” During most of their storied playoff runs Dallas has possessed forgettable safeties, leaning instead on unusually gifted cornerback rotations. The franchise has not, however, enjoyed sustained success at either position since Hall of Fame-bound safety Darren Woodson’s retirement seven years ago. The Cowboys have never forced more interceptions than touchdowns scored against them, posting one top-10 passing defense and consequently earning just one playoff victory in that time. Upon joining Garrett’s staff in 2011, Ryan brought to Dallas a renewed emphasis on the secondary.
Dallas Cowboys safety Barry Church (42) warms up before a game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, September 26, 2010, at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Church, Johnson, cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne — the sixth overall pick in 2012 — could all play a hand in bringing Dallas’ pass defense back to elite status. The Cowboys already tout an All-Pro quarterback
armed with a full arsenal of weapons and almost the entire Dallas defensive line and linebacker corps are in or near the prime of their careers. Church and the developing Cowboys secondary are potentially the final piece to a Super Bowl
puzzle which has gone unsolved for 16 seasons. “We have big-time key players on both sides of the ball that can take this team the whole distance,” Church said. “I’m looking forward to the season and what it has to offer the Cowboys.”
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Soccer coach Brad Evans signs contract extension through 2016 By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
Women’s soccer coach Brad Evans agreed to a contract extension last Tuesday that will keep him in Toledo through the 2016 season, Athletic Director Mike O’Brien announced. Evans, about to begin his 12th season at the helm, has led the Rockets to 118-8224 overall record. “Brad has rebuilt a national-caliber program while being the head coach at the University of Toledo,” O’Brien said. “We’re pleased about this commitment to Brad and look forward to him being with us for many years to come.” Evans has brought home three Mid-American Conference championships (2008, ’10, ’11) and a league record four conference tournament titles (2006, ‘06, ‘08, ’11). He was named the MAC Coach of the Year in 2011 for the second straight season. “My wife [Kristen] and I would like to thank Mike and Dr. Jacobs for this contract extension and for their truly remarkable support of the Toledo Women’s Soccer program,” Evans said. “I’m grateful for the tremendous faith they have shown in me over the years and I’m thrilled with what we have
Evans by the numbers
UT Record: 118-82-24 MAC Titles: 3 MAC Tournament Titles: 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances: 4 All-MAC Selections: 14
accomplished in developing a first-class soccer program both on and off the field.” Evans led Toledo to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time, also a conference record last season. He coached three MAC Players of the Year and 14 All-Conference selections. His 41-10-4 MAC record over the last five years is the best mark in the league. “This type of long-term success does not happen without great support,” Evans said. “For over a decade, my family has been enthusiastic and proud residents of the Toledo area, and we will be for years to come.” Evans and his players
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Coach Evans is excited to remain in charge of the Lady Rockets soccer program.
have also seen great success off the field and in the classroom. Their 3.61 GPA for the 2010-11 school year was
fifth best in the country. Toledo had a top-10 team GPA in each of the last six years.
Cermak qualifies for 2012 U.S. Amateur What’s next for UT Golf
By Nick Delwiche Staff Writer
Toledo begins their season Sept. 10-11 with the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W. Va. The Rockets then host the Inverness Intercollegiate Sept. 1718. Some of the best programs in America will compete. Photo courtesy of toledo athletics
Sophomore Pat Cermak hopes to join the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as U.S. Amateur champion. The tournament began Monday and continues through Sunday in Colorado.
“It’s an honor to be in the same tournament as Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods and many guys on tour that have played and just to be a part of that is very cool,” Cermak said. “I’m just going to soak in the whole experience, but at the same time I’m going to have to game plan and do the best I can to advance and try to hit as many fairways and greens as I can.”
As big as this tournament is, Cermak understands that the best game plan is to keep things simple, making smart shots and focusing on fundamentals like his swing. “I still have to try and hit fairways and easy reads but I really have to figure out where I want to be putting from,” Cermak said. “At the same time I have to keep it simple with my golf swing.
It’s just like any other golf tournament.” As important as it is to play this tournament like any other golf tournament, preparation is not limited to the physical aspect. It must also include mental focus and composure when squaring off with the best amateurs in the country. “The goal is to not be intimidated by anyone, just stay focused and mentally go out there with the same game plan that I would in any other tournament,” Cermak said.
Toledo 2012 men’s golf schedule announced By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
The Rockets and first-year head coach Jamie Broce have released their schedule for the upcoming season. UT will participate in ten
Campbell and staff find success on the football recruiting trail Sports Editor
UT sophomore Pat Cermak qualified for the 2012 United States Amateur after finishing one-under par (72-71) over 36 holes at Oakwood Country Club in Coal Valley, Ill. The Chicago native drained a 30-foot putt on the 17th hole and made par on the 18th to qualify for a four-man playoff. The top two golfers advanced to the tournament. Cermak pared the first playoff hole, earning a trip to Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado for the 2012 U.S. Amateur. “I’m very excited,” said Cermak. “It’s the best amateur tournament in the world. This is what you play for as an amateur golfer. You practice to try and get in this tournament and it’s very exciting.” The last time Cherry Hills hosted the U.S. Amateur was in 1990, when an Arizona State sophomore named Phil Mickelson became the first left-handed golfer to win the tournament.
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tournaments this season. The 2012 campaign gets underway Sept. 10 at the Marshall Invitational. Toledo will host the Inverness Intercollegiate the following weekend, which
will feature some of the country’s best programs. “I’m very excited about this year’s schedule,” Broce said. “We have a great mix of tournaments and all the venues are terrific. Many of
the courses will be challenging and require us to utilize good judgment and a variety of skills to be successful.” The Mid-American Conference Championship takes place May 3-5, 2013.
Character, passion and commitment – those are the three qualities that head coach Matt Campbell stresses to recruits when he sits down in living rooms across the country. We’ve reached the halfway point in the race for the best high school players the 2013 class has to offer and Campbell likes where he stands. “I’m really proud of how this staff has recruited,” Campbell said. “I think we’ve done a great job and I think we’ve worked really hard to find young people that fit into the core values of our program.” The Rockets have received verbal commitments from 11 high school seniors-to-be. There’s a long way to go until National Signing Day in February, but Rivals currently ranks UT’s 2013 class as the best in the Mid-American Conference. Toledo’s 2012 class was also considered to be number one in the league. “I think our program’s in a situation right now where we have to bring in people that represent what the kids we have in our program right now represent, and that’s great character young men,” Campbell said. “Division I football is really hard, it’s a 365-day-a-year commitment to being the best you can be and I think that’s really important when you evaluate a young man.” Campbell, about to begin his first full season at the helm, knows the importance of landing players inside “Rocket Nation,” a term his predecessor Tim Beckman coined as anywhere within a four-hour radius from Toledo. Of the 11 commits in the class of 2013, eight of them are within that range. One of the headliners of the 2013 group is Nate Jeppesen, a three-star offensive lineman from Portage, Mich. The 6-4, 270-pounder gave Toledo his oral commitment June 26th. Jeppesen can play either side of the ball, but likely projects as an offensive guard with excellent runblocking skills. He can also move well for a player his size. Another key player in this class from Rocket Nation that should have a big role down the road with the Rockets is Lake Catholic (Mentor, OH) defensive end John Stepec. Stepec recorded 80 tackles as a junior in 2011, 21 of them for a loss, and 12 sacks. Weighing in at 245 pounds, he’ll have some bulking-up to do, but shouldn’t have any problem filling out his 6-3 frame. The Rockets beat out several BCS schools for Stepec’s services, including Minnesota, Syracuse and Boston College. “I’m a northeast Ohio guy, my dad was a head high school football coach, so I know the pride and tradition
not only in this state, but in the four-hour radius around this state,” Campbell said. UT has also had success finding and utilizing local products from the northwest Ohio area. Perrysburg’s T.J. Fatinikun is easily one of the most talented defensive assets on the squad. The senior was leading the team in tackles for loss (7.5) and sacks (2.5) before an injury Oct. 8 caused him to miss the rest of the 2011 season. Holland’s Eric Page was an All-American for Toledo in 2010 and caught 306 passes during his three-year career. Had he stayed for his senior season, he would have needed just 43 catches to become the all-time NCAA leader. “Not only does it say there’s great talent here, but it also says a lot about the high school coaches,” Campbell said. “One of the great things that maybe people sometimes don’t realize is you look around the city and you see some of the best high school coaches in the state of Ohio.” The 32-year-old Campbell and his staff will look to area products Marquise Moore and Austin Niswander to continue to ride the wave of success with local talent. Moore, a three-star defensive tackle from Whitmer High School, also gave UT a commitment this summer. He stands 6-1, 297 pounds and anchors a defensive line that made the state final four last year. Niswander has played just about every position for Findlay High School, but will likely translate to safety or outside linebacker at the next level. The three-star athlete recorded 64 tackles and a forced fumble on defense in 2011. “(Area coaches) are committed to building programs, they’ve been there, they’ve built great programs,” Campbell said. “When we have an opportunity to recruit a young man from one of those high schools, we know we’re going to get a first-class person.” There’s still six months until any of these kids can officially sign on the dotted line, a reality that makes any midmajor program uneasy. Many players commit to a program like Toledo early in the process and use that as a safety net in case bigger programs don’t offer during their senior seasons. Three highly-touted recruits have decommitted from UT this summer after bigger programs in BCS conferences offered a scholarship. “Sometimes you win that battle, sometimes you don’t, that’s recruiting” Campbell said. “One of the things I’ve always said is we’re going to recruit the best of the best throughout the country and I’m not afraid to do that. Our staff ’s not afraid to do that and we’re not afraid to go toe-to-toe with those people.”
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marching Rockets assemble for band camp
Members of the Rockets Marching Bandâ€™s trombone section are preparing for the upcoming season which kicks off Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Glass Bowl.
Alec Blake, a second year music education student and sousaphone section leader, directs the sousaphoneS through their rehearsal.
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Katie Giese (left), a music education senior, assists saxophonists Shawn Richards (center) and Andy Collings (right).
Trey Coburn, a sophomore majoring in music education, directs the trombone sectionâ€™s rehearsal.
The tuba section of the Rockets Marching Band consists of nine members, including five veterans.
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calendar Thursday 11 a.m.: Greek Life Welcome BBQ, Flatlands. 9:30 p.m.: RSA/Blue Crew Bonfire, Flatlands.
7 p.m.: Foam Party, grassy area west of the Student Union.
A new theatre group of University of Toledo faculty and alumni want to make a positive impact on Toledo’s theater scene. The Catalyst Theatre Network was co-founded by Jennifer Rockwood, Matthew Gretzinger, Kate Abu-Absi, Jennifer Nagy Lake, Timothy Lake and John Paul Welch. The group came together after working with one another on a production during the fall of 2011. The group hopes to attract new audiences to theater who will develop an appreciation for theater as art. They also plan to recruit new members, especially students interested in theatre. The founders are a relaxed bunch who stress that Catalyst is meant to be nonexclusive. According to AbuAbsi, director of the university’s Arts Living Learning Community, the group is hoping to draw in
Sunday 2 p.m.: Jam Session, front steps of the Student Union.
Monday 7 p.m.: Sex Squares, game show and STD testing, Student Union Auditorium
Wednesday 7 a.m.: Student Organization Fair, Centennial Mall 6 p.m.: Theatre auditions for “Orpheus,” Center for Performing Arts
releases Elvis Presley MSG concert set reissued Elvis is back in the building. Recently discovered footage from one of Elvis Presley’s June 1972 Madison Square Garden concerts will be included on a 40th-anniversary reissue box set of the show _ “Prince From Another Planet.” The box set is due out Oct. 30, but the film will get its world premiere Friday in Memphis as part of Elvis Week festivities. Presley died Aug. 16, 1977. “Rarely is unseen footage of Elvis in concert discovered, so this footage lends historical importance to the package,” Sony Legacy said in a statement. “The film is a revealing portrait of a physically commanding Elvis and his powerhouse TCB Band.” Another gem in the set is a video of a news conference from that concert weekend. Col. Tom Parker and Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley, are present as Elvis takes on the New York press corps. According to the Sony statement, Presley is asked, “Which kind of song do you like doing the best?” He responds: “I like to mix ‘em up. In other words, I like to do a song like ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ or ‘American Trilogy,’ or something. Then mix it up and do some rock and roll, some of the hard rock stuff. I’m not the least bit ashamed of ‘Hound Dog’ or ‘Heartbreak Hotel.”” — Newsday
New theatre group of UT faculty, alumni perform unique works By Deena Mitchell
11:30 a.m.: Campus Bible Fellowship -- The Blast, outreach and welcome program, Flatlands. 9 p.m.: Club UT Highlighter Party, Rocky’s Attic
‘Catalyst’ for change
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new people to the Toledo theater scene. The group is passionate about theater, and they want people in the area to appreciate it as both entertainment and art. Assistant Dean of First Year Experience Rockwood said she wants Catalyst’s work to get people talking about important topics. Many theater groups typically have to perform works that will appeal to their specific audience, however Catalyst is planning to focus on works that are personally interesting. The group recently performed “Macbeth,” but they hope to perform unusual and new scripts in the future. “We all have very different styles and tastes, and that will probably show in our productions,” said Gretzinger, a parttime theater instructor for the university. Abu-Absi said the group’s goal is to perform at least two productions each year. The group is not restricted
Members of Catalyst Theatre Network, clockwise from top left, are John Paul Welch, Matthew Gretzinger, Jennifer Nagy Lake, Kate Abu-Absi and Jennifer Rockwood.
to any particular genres but according to some of the founders, the group will try to attract new and younger
audiences. Rockwood explained the group is interested in working with new playwrights as well as new
actors. “We want to grow something new and have diversity,” she said. Catalyst hopes their group will bring more opportunities for theater enthusiasts in the Toledo area. Rockwood said the group is full of people who can multi-task. People in the group can easily change roles and try out new positions. The ability to switch roles or to take on more than one task will help the members of the group to gain new talents that may have otherwise gone undiscovered, she said. The group is allowing people to appreciate every aspect of theatre, not just the acting. The group is also looking forward to expanding to include the University of Toledo community. University students will not be excluded from Catalyst. Some of the founders have already expressed interest in including students as well as other people from the Toledo area.
“I would love to get my students involved with any aspect of the productions,” AbuAbsi said.
“We want to grow something new and have diversity.” Jennifer Rockwood Catalyst Theatre Network
With their first production completed, the group will work on new ways to appeal to students as well as other Toledo community members. Currently, the group has a Facebook page which is public to anyone, but Gretzinger said he wants to develop a website to receive feedback and connect with people who are interested in getting involved. Catalyst has big dreams and hopes to change the world through their work, according to Rockwood. “The sky is the limit,” she said.
The Freshman’s Guide to Social Media
By Joshua Axelrod McClatchy-Tribune
So you’re a rising college freshman. You’ve got four (possibly more) years of experiences ahead of you that will shape who you are socially and professionally. How can you get ahead in both those areas without too much stress? Through social media of course! Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other prominent networking sites, social media can be a wonderful tool for a freshman looking to establish him or herself in a college bubble. “The strength of social media is in its ability to network and collaborate,” said Sabrina Kramer, assistant director at the University of Maryland’s Center for Teaching Excellence. “Networking for jobs and other opportunities has always been important — just now you can reach more people much more easily.” Kramer suggested that students start building an online professional portfolio early. “Employers want to see evidence of a person’s ability to think, critically analyze and write effectively,” she said. “Building a portfolio, updating it and curating it
with good examples of your work also shows good organizational skills and that you care about your work.” Iowa State University senior Thomas Frank is the founder of College Info Geek, a resource for making college a “remarkable experience.” Social media played a huge part in his college life. freshman year even started,” “Social media was the catasaid Madeline Monaco, a lyst for my first internship,” Frank said. “Had I not been us- sophomore at Elon University, in Elon, N.C. “I found my ing Twitter as a freshman and roommate on Facebook, following my school’s new acwhere we talked and decided count, I would have never found out about the leadership to room with each other. By conference Principal “The strength looking at pages she had liked and was running. of social me- other things in Through that I her ‘About Me’ gained dozens of dia is in its I was able contacts, a Fortune ability to net- section, to connect with a 500 internship and really great girl eventually a $5,000 work and scholarship.” collaborate.” and develop a really great relationAs important as the professional Sabrina Kramer ship with her.” University of Monaco also advantages here Maryland said that Faceare, don’t forget the book and Twitter “social” aspect of are slowly becoming her prisocial media. mary news outlets. “The advantages of social “I found out about media came about before
Whitney Houston’s death from a friend’s post on another’s wall,” she said. Social media also has entered the classroom. Sites like StudyBlue allow students to share study material on just about every subject imaginable in one easily accessible place. Some professors also incorporate social media into their lesson plans. “In one class, students were able to talk with the author of the book that they were reading via a blog,” Kramer said. “In a talk I gave, we were able to interact via Twitter with the speaker in a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talk that I was highlighting in my talk.”
Students can also create wikis or Google Docs to help each other study, review and edit papers, or even ask a professor questions the night before a test. If you’re a freshmen not making the most out of social media, you’re probably going to fall behind. “I think that being able to have updates from your friends and family on a constant basis is integral to what most people expect at this point,” Kramer said. “I think it allows for a richer experience and the ability to connect outside of campus. The art of networking is still as or more important in the era of social media as compared to before.”
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