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Spring enrollment down from 2012 By Nell Tirone Staff Reporter
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Student enrollment at the University of Toledo is down 880 students from last spring to this semester, according to figures provided by Main Campus Provost Scott Scarborough. Enrollment usually declines from fall to spring, but this
semester’s student count is also down from last spring, dropping from 20,675 to 19,675. Several plans were put in place in an effort to increase enrollment for the 2013 spring semester. One such initiative offered some transferring full-time students free housing for one semester.
Only eight students accepted the offer. “Obviously, the overall goal was to attract as many transfer students as we could,” Scarborough said. “It was driven by a desire to find innovative ways to attract qualified students in a generally slower time of year for recruiting.”
Scarborough said several other plans are in varying stages of progress that are designed to improve enrollment over a period of time. “There are many facets of our new strategic plan that are focused on helping to increase retention among current students,” Scarborough said. “Our goal is to have a
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Cancer center marks opening
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Piano series at CPA to begin Friday /9 Surveying methods could be improved / 8
In brief Phi Kappa Phi accepting applications for Graduate Fellowship Award The University of Toledo Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is seeking applicant for the National Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Award. The UT Chapter of PKP will nominate one student for the national competition and that student will compete for one of 51 national awards of $5,000 or one of 6 awards for $15,000. The competition is based upon scholastic achievement, standardized test scores, leadership and faculty recommendations. To be nominated, students must be active members of Phi Kappa Phi or have accepted membership in the society by June 30, 2013. Graduating seniors with outstanding academic records who are planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to apply. Students completing their fourth year of the UT Doctor of Pharmacy degree program are also eligible. The local deadline for applications is March 15. Due to the requirements, students are encouraged to begin the process early. For more information, and the application form, visit the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society website at www.phikappaphi.org/ Web/Awards/Fellowship.html.
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The University of Toledo’s Dana Cancer Center on the Health Science Campus held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Friday, celebrating new care facilities that can treat cancer patients in one centralized location. Medical Campus Chancellor Jeff Gold said the center “brings together many of the specialists that deal with the prevention of and early diagnosis treatment of cancer.” “Through the ability to prevent and attend to it at very early stages and then to effectively treat different patients different ways, it’s possible now that the majority of people that are reaching diagnosis are survivors,” he said. The $7.5 million project houses different cancer treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy and surgery in one location. The hope is that patients can be treated faster and will have a better chance at survival. John Dana, husband of Eleanor Dana who the center was named for, said he is impressed with how the project turned out. Having the patient stay in one area for all their treatments is “so much better,” he said. “I think it’s great,” Dana said. “I’m just amazed with what they did with the structure. And from a patient standpoint to have everything here together is 100 percent better, I guarantee you that.” Changhu Chen, professor
Faculty members continued to raise concerns Jan. 24 at a public forum where the subject was an administrative plan to increase class sizes and reduce faculty numbers. With the university facing a projected $36 million deficit in the coming fiscal year, the talks took a fiscal turn. Faculty questioned the validity of increasing class sizes to save money, suggesting that there are better places to cut. “Given the spending pattern this administration has
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Changhu Chen, a professor and chair of the radiation oncology department, stands in front of a linear accelerater during the Dana Cancer Center opening ceremony. The machine is one of technological improvements part of the new cancer center.
and chair of radiation oncology, said the center’s new equipment is “state of the art” and will help diagnose cancer sooner. “We used to have others ways to find the cancer, but it was very primitive,” Chen said. “This is much more accurate.” Diagnostic and clerical manager Shirley Neese said the center is an improvement to UTMC and Toledo. “It’s long overdue in this city, in the area,” Neese said. “All the different services will be here in the building. It’s very advantageous for the patient.” In addition to aiding
cancer patients, Gold said the center provides learning opportunities for UT students. Gold said the Dana Cancer Center will work “handin-hand” with UT’s new Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center, often called the SIM Center. The $36 million project broke ground over the summer and will house a slew of immersive reality technology. Gold said because a lot of simulation technology is used to find tumors in cancer patients, students will be able to apply what they
learned in the SIM Center at the cancer center. He said plans are in place to start a residency program at the center, which he said will allow students to learn more about patient care. “It benefits our students tremendously because it is a wonderful place to teach the very best of high quality patient care,” Gold said. “Every residency program, every scholarship program helps medical students, nursing students, pharmacy students enhance the quality of their education. This is a win, win, win, all around.”
Bigger classes, faculty cuts continue to fuel debate Assistant News Editor
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more effective system of educational delivery, ultimately increasing enrollment figures among current and prospective students.” One such plan is Imagine 2017, which will ensure students a more cost-effective model while still following the
followed for the past five years, is this university ‘at risk’ financially?” asked Faculty Senate President Mike Dowd. Main Campus Provost Scott Scarborough said the current budget is not putting UT in serious financial trouble. “Are we in a bad financial situation? No,” Scarborough said. “But, if we don’t solve now the issue that has grown so large, the current number is at the magnitude and the number of options to nibble at are so few if any exist that Bob Taylor / IC
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Scott Scarborough, Main Campus provost, speaks during a forum Jan. 24 at Doermann Theatre.
An arbitrator ruled this month that the University of Toledo violated one of its labor agreements by failing to effectively consult with Faculty Senate before a 2010 reorganization of several colleges. The arbitrator did not order UT to reverse the reorganization that merged two colleges and created others. But he did direct the university to follow its contract with the American Association of University Professors when similar situations arise in the future. “We’re not going to undo what they did,” said Don Wedding, business professor and AAUP grievance chair. “But going forward this arbitrator decision can be used as to future reorganizations of the university.” At issue was a portion of the AAUP contract that says UT will “effectively consult with and seek the advice of the Faculty Senate on matters of institutional planning.” The university argued that it went through “an open process of providing information, gathering input, and meaningful engagement” through a series of discussions over about nine months, according to the ruling. But arbitrator William C. Heekin wrote that although the discussions before the plan was finalized may have been useful, they did not meet the requirements of the contract. He said the clause in question means both that UT must ask the Faculty Senate what it would recommend and that “a decision have not already been finalized or be near finalized at the time of consultation.” Heekin discussed UT President Lloyd Jacobs’ address to the Faculty Senate on Sept. 28, 2010, a few weeks before the board of trustees adopted the plan. He wrote that Jacobs’ appearance “mainly involved the taking of questions for about twenty minutes regarding a reorganization plan the virtual entirety of which he had already formulated.” The 2010 reorganization included splitting the former College of Arts and Sciences into three separate colleges, now the College of Mathematics and Science, the College of Visual and See Grievance / 7
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This week in UT history 65 years ago: Plans to reactivate the Rifle Club were announced by Bill Dinwiddie, one of the organizers of the club. The purpose of the group is to promote instruction and marksmanship in small-caliber rifles and pistols among its members. 25 years ago: Should UT change its present quarter system to a semester system? This was the topic of discussion at an administrative meeting recently. 10 years ago: While many students debate their opinions about war, some UT students are contemplating the possibility of packing their bags and putting their lives on hold indefinitely to fight a war against Iraq.
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University of Toledo Jazz faculty honor Miles Davis The UT Jazz Faculty group CrossCurrents performs Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” Jan. 29 at the CPA. Gunnar Mossblad, UT Director of Jazz Studies, Olman Pierda, Assistant Professor of Percussion and Jazz studies and Jay Weik, a UT guitar instructor played original arrangements from around the world in tribute to Davis’ landmark album.
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Are you involved in any student groups? Why or why not?
I am involved in Alpha Omicron Pi, National Residence Honorary and New Student Orientation Leaders. Breanna Boswell Junior Nursing
Blue Key, University Ambassadors, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Mortar Board Honors Society. I like to made a positive impact on UT’s campus.
Senior Exercise Science
No, I am too busy with work, school and family.
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I’m a member of the International Business Association, Black Student Union, and African People’s Association in order to expand my network and for the experience. Ibrahim Yayah Senior Sports Administration
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Sexual assault program undergoing changes
UT accepting nominations for annual Outstanding Teacher Award The University of Toledo and the University of Toledo Alumni Association will join President Lloyd Jacobs in honoring the institution’s best teachers for the 48th year through the Outstanding Teacher Award. Students are encouraged to nominate a UT teacher who has influenced them in a positive way. Six Outstanding Teachers will be chosen and each recipient will receive a cash award of $1,500. Any full-time faculty member is eligible, with the exception of previous recipients. The Outstanding Teachers are selected by a committee of UT instructors and a student representative who review nominations. The committee’s deliberations are confidential. The content of a supporting statement weighs heavily in the evaluation of candidates. Nominations should be supported by specific examples that demonstrate a nominee’s ability as an outstanding teacher. Deadline for submission is March 8 at 5 p.m. Students can nominate a teacher online at www.enrollmentservices.utoledo. edu/events/register.asp?event_id=708. For more information contact Assistant Director for Alumni Relations Amanda Kessler at Amanda.Schwartz@utoledo.edu or 419.530.7859.
University of Michigan athletic director to speak at leaders forum David Brandon, director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of Michigan and former chief executive officer of Domino’s Pizza, will be the featured speaker at the KeyBank Global Leaders Forum on Friday, Feb. 1. Presented by The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation, the forum will be held at 8 a.m. at the hotel on UT’s Health Science Campus. Titled “Leading Change in a Chaotic Environment,” the program is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. “The KeyBank Global Leaders Forum provides a wonderful opportunity for our local business owners and leaders to hear from someone like Mr. Brandon, who has been a strong leader in both business and educational arenas,” said KeyBank president Jim Hoffman. “It’s part of our vision at KeyBank to help our community and our businesses thrive.” Before joining the UM Athletic Department in 2010, Brandon served as chair and chief executive officer of Ann Arborbased Domino’s Pizza Inc. for 11 years, leading the company to the largest initial public offering of a restaurant business in history. He continues to serve as a nonexecutive chair at Domino’s and also serves as a member of the board of directors of Herman Miller, DTE Energy and Kaydon Corp. To register for the KeyBank Global Leaders Forum, go to utoledo.edu/business/ keybankforum.
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In addition to a web survey, informational forums about concealed carry will be held in the Student Union Building Thursday and Monday. Here, a poster in the Student Union, advertises the forums.
Students can share views on gun control By Nell Tirone
Michael Besly, a sophomore majoring in public administration, spoke Students can share their opinions against the proposal during the open online and in person about on-cam- floor segment of the meeting. pus concealed weapon policies be“In ages 18-24, that’s the biggest fore a resolution urging a change in time when schizophrenia starts to state law is voted on by Student take place within students; depresGovernment next Tuesday. sion, suicide rate, thoughts of vioA survey on the myUT Portal will lent behavior, they’re also highest let students anonymously share among people of this age,” Besly whether they are for, against or neutral said. “How would students be able on the matter. The survey opened to defend themselves without riskTuesday and will close Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. ing injury to other students in the The results process? … It will be rewill facilitate “Once they make their vealed at next this idea that vote, as one of the leaders you need to week’s SG meeting, protect yourof student government I which will self from will take that and run take place something Tuesday at with it, whether they apwhen, really, 8:15 p.m. in prove it or disapprove it.” the idea Student should be that Union Buildthere’s nothChris Dykyj SG Vice President ing Room ing that we 2592, the need to worry same night about besides the legislation coming to will return to the floor. class to learn.” “I’m really excited to see what stuAs well as the survey on the pordent body and the senators have to tal, two more informational forums say about it,” said SG Vice President are planned for Thursday at 7:30 Chris Dykyj. “I’m excited to see what p.m. and Monday at noon in Stuthe senators will vote on, and once dent Union Building Room 2591. they make their vote, as one of the The first of these informational foleaders of student government I will rums happened yesterday. Officers take that and run with it, whether and faculty members will be availthey approve it or disapprove it.” able to answer questions and proNot every student was as excitvide information about gun safety. ed about the legislation returning All students are invited to atto the floor. tend the meetings. Staff Reporter
A restructuring of Student Affairs has led administrators to make changes to UT’s Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program , including training staff on how to help victims of sexual assault. Former Dean of Students Michele Martinez said advocates will learn how to properly react to a sexual assault victim, and who to direct the victim to for further help. Training will be provided by volunteers from the local YWCA H.O.P.E. Center, a local rape crisis center. Students, staff and faculty who would like to become advocates for sexual assault victims can attend free training Friday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon in Student Union Building Room 2591. Attendees must RSVP by phone or email to the Office of the Dean of Students by Jan. 31. The training is two-part, with the second portion happening the next Friday, Feb. 8, in the same location. Martinez said if enough people can’t make both sessions, the university may offer a second chance to train. Until now, the sole campus sexual assault advocate was Diane Docis, the director of SAEPP, but Docis left for another job in November. After that, Martinez said the Student Affairs administration decided to absorb the position and its responsibilities. Alcy Barakat, a senior majoring in biology and a member of the UT Feminists Alliance, said the new program structure “on one part, it is sufficient, but in other areas it’s lacking.” She said while she likes the idea of having several advocates around campus, she and UTFA question how well SAEPP will function without its own office. “While we’re happy this service will continue to be provided, we’re just worried
about how the quality will be upheld,” Barakat said. The SAEPP office was a point of debate last semester when Student Affairs proposed moving it from the first floor of the Student Union to the Office of Student Involvement across from Trimble Lounge. UTFA members and Student Government said the proposed location was too public, and Student Affairs decided to cancel the move. Martinez said she visited several student organizations, including UTFA, and talked to students about what they wanted from SAEPP at a series of forums she hosted this fall. She said they asked for “more advocacy.” “It’s important to have a lot of people students can reach out to,” she said. “We know that one person can’t possibly know everyone on campus, so this way if students are looking up sexual assault on the web and they see a name they recognize, somebody they feel comfortable reaching out to, they’ll have several options.” Martinez said the goal is to have at least one employee from every college volunteer to become a trained advocate. She said several employees from Student Affairs and the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women, as well as every hall director from Residence Life, are among those who will be trained. “We have said students are welcome to be trained, but they won’t be on the list of people that we’ll advertise to students because of confidentiality,” Martinez said. Martinez said there will be different levels of advocates, and this round of training will equip the lowest level, or “first responders.” Those with more professional training who can lead victims through recovery and legal processes will be employees of the Counseling Center.
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in brief Campbell lands dual-threat quarterback UT head football coach Matt Campbell added another highly sought after recruit when quarterback Michael Julian gave him a verbal commitment last Friday. Julian (Hilton Head, S.C.) is a two-star prospect according to Rivals, but held scholarship offers from 13 other schools, including Arizona, Boston College, Indiana, North Carolina State and Wisconsin. He joins Logan Woodside (Frankfort, Kent.) – who has already enrolled in classes at UT – as the second signal caller in the class of 2013. Julian is the fourth player to commit since the end of the season. National Signing Day is one week from today.
Molls to play in All-Star game Saturday Senior linebacker Dan Molls will strap on a Rocket football helmet one last time Saturday when he competes in the Texas vs The Nation All-Star Game. Molls is one of many college players participating who hope to gain the attention of one of the many NFL scouts who will be in attendance. The annual contest started in 2006 and has seen over 100 players who played get drafted in the last five years. Over 500 players signed NFL contracts during that span. Players from Divisions I, II and III are included. Molls led the nation in total tackles this year (166) and was named a first team All-MAC member. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas.
track and cross country
Hadsell resigns after violating UT policy; Jin named interim coach “I have always told my student-athletes that there are rules, and that they must follow the rules or face the consequences. I hold myself to the same standards.”
By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
University of Toledo women’s cross country and track and field coach Kevin Hadsell resigned Thursday, citing a violation of University policy, according statements released by Hadsell and the school. Hadsell’s complete statement reads as follows: “I want to apologize to the University, the Toledo community and the student-athletes, past and present, for letting them down. I have always told my student-athletes that there are rules, and that
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they must follow the rules or face the consequences. I hold myself to the same standards; it would be hypocritical not
kevin hadsell Former head coach
to. Therefore, I have submitted my resignation today as the director of women’s track & field and men’s and women’s cross country. The
University of Toledo and the community of Toledo have been my home for the last 15 years. I am indebted to the University of Toledo for everything it has done for me. I will always be a Rocket.” Both parties declined to say what the specific violation was, but a source told the the Independent Collegian that members of both teams have still not been told why Hadsell resigned or what rule he broke. He told the Toledo Blade that he did not ask for severance pay. UT athletic director Mike
No place like home
Men’s tennis goes 1-2 over weekend The Toledo men’s tennis team beat Northwestern Ohio, but fell to Binghamton and No. 4 Ohio State over the weekend. The Rockets (5-3) lost a close 4-3 decision to Binghampton Saturday morning. Senior Francisco Stuardo (6-4, 6-4) and sophomore Nicholas Wong (6-4, 6-4) picked up singles wins for the Rockets. They also won their respective doubles matches. UT had much better luck against Northwestern Ohio, shutting them out 7-0. Stuardo and Wong again won their doubles matches, 8-4 and 8-7, respectively. UT traveled to Columbus Sunday to play the fourth-ranked Buckeyes, who made quick work of the Rockets , sweeping them 4-0. UT won just nine games in their six singles matches and seven games in three doubles contests. Toledo returns to action Friday when they hit the road to play Youngstown State.
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Sophomore point guard Juice Brown goes up for a layup against BG Saturday night.
UT bests rival, snaps three-game losing skid
Three Rockets earn Academic All-MAC honors Cross country members senior Kaylin Belair and sophomores Megan Wright and Priscilla Timmons were named to the Academic All-MAC team, the conference announced Monday. Belair posted a 3.43 GPA and was named to the All-MAC first team. her 49th-place finish at the NCAA Championships was a team-best. Wright had a 3.35 GPA and was also a first team All-MAC honoree. Timmons led the team with a 3.71 GPA. She took home All-MAC second team honors last season.
O’ Brien stated no NCAA violations occurred. He also said assistant Jiana Jin will take over on an interim basis for the time being. Hadsell led the women’s cross country program to five Mid-American Conference titles, including the last three in a row. He was named MAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the year five times during his UT career, which began in 2003. Hadsell coached 27 MAC champions during his stay and led the Rockets to their first top 25 ranking in school history — the first time any MAC program had been ranked.
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From top, redshirt freshman Ana Capotosto, junior Andola Dortch, sophomore Inma Zanoguera, senior Riley McCormick and senior Lecretia Smith make their way through a tunnel of fans before a game against St. Bonaventure Dec. 2, 2012. Fans extend all the way around the court each game to greet the Rockets.
Big crowds, fan support give UT home court advantage By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
Prior to the start of each home game, the University of Toledo women’s basketball team trots onto the court and partakes in one of the more unique traditions found in college athletics. Hundreds of dedicated and boisterous Rocket fans
line the court to form a human tunnel for the players to run through. The sea of Midnight and Gold begins at the players’ entrance, runs along the baseline, continues down the sideline and curls around to the basket at the opposite end of the court as the band plays the Tole-
do fight song. That’s just one of many reasons why Savage Arena has become an intimidating environment for UT opponents. “Our fan club came up with that idea and I think it’s really been a good thing,” Cullop said. “The thing that’s really unique about
women’s basketball that you don’t really see as much on the men’s side is just the access to our players.” Players from most teams run through the postgame handshake line after the final buzzer sounds and head back to the locker room. Not the Rockets. See Home Court / 5
Swimming and diving
Rockets lose senior day meet against Miami (OH) By Nick Delwiche Sports Reporter
Toledo saw its senior day spoiled on Saturday when they dropped a tough battle with Mid-American Conference rival Miami (OH), 166.5-133.5. They now move to 2-3 on the season. “At this point in the season everyone is in a different spot physically, so really it’s about bringing races home when you’re tired,” said UT head coach Chris Peters. “Right now we’re training at a really high level, we don’t rest during these meets and so its swimming while tired.” The Rockets honored their six seniors in a pre-match ceremony. Coach Peters is proud of his seniors and is See Meet / 5
University of Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk stressed the need for grit following the Jan. 23 game with Akron that marked the Rockets third straight loss in conference play. Last Saturday night at Savage Arena, Toledo responded to their coach by pulling out a 75-62 win over archrival Bowling Green. “I’m really proud of our effort tonight,” Kowalczyk said. “I thought for 40 minutes we played tough together and did all of the little things.” The Rockets (7-10, 3-3 MidAmerican Conference) took an early 6-4 lead behind a pair of buckets in the post from freshman center Nathan Boothe. BG (7-12, 2-4) responded with a 7-0 run to take an 11-6 advantage at the 12:43 mark of the first half. Shooting guard Dominique Buckley (4-of-6 FG and 8-of-8 FT) responded for the home team by knocking down backto-back 3-pointers to push Toledo ahead. The senior tied Falcons point guard Jordon Crawford for a game-high 20 points in the pair’s final goround in one of the MAC’s premier rivalries. “I thought about it a lot, but to me it was another big game and I knew we had to come out and play hard,” Buckley said. “It just so happened the ball was in my favor today and I made shots. I’m grateful for it and I’m happy it was against BG.” A pull up jumper from the wing by sophomore point guard Juice Brown pushed the lead to three but Falcons senior shooting guard Luke Kraus hit a three on the other end as the shot clock expired to tie the game at 14.
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Sophomore Hannah Hornis competes in the 200-yard butterfly event during Toledo’s meet with Miami (OH) Saturday at the UT Rec Center pool.
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UT turned the ball over nine times in the first half, resulting in 13 points for Bowling Green, but lockdown defense and superb free throw shooting (10-of10) helped the Rockets head to the locker room with a 28-22 lead. Toledo finished 26-of-27 (96 percent) from the line on the night. The Rockets rank third nationally in free throw percentage at 78.6 percent. “The first half I really liked how we guarded but I was not very happy with our turnovers,” Kowalczyk said. “It was uncharacteristic of our team. But we weathered that storm, going up six at halftime and in the second half we chipped away.” Booth scored four quick points again in the second half to get things started and the Rockets took their first double digit lead on a jumper by Josh Lemons that made the score 40-28 with 14:30 to go. Lemons, Brown and senior guard Rian Pearson switched off Crawford (team-high 16.4 ppg coming into the game) all night, holding him to 8-of-22 shooting from the field. “He’s a very good player; very quick,” Brown said. “One of the keys was to keep him out of the paint and I think we did a decent job of that. Josh is one of the best defensive players I’ve ever played with, so that helped a lot.” Crawford connected on a floater at the 7:09 mark to cut the lead to six but a trey from Reese Holliday
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After each home game, Cullop sends some of her players into the stands to thank fans for coming outand lending their support. “That’s a big deal because there are a lot of people who pay a lot of good money for personal entertainment and they choose us to spend their entertainment dollar on,” Cullop said. “We want to make sure those people know how much we appreciate everything that they’ve done for us. The home court advantage they provide has really paid dividends.” Those dividends — to be exact — amount to a sparking 64-9 home record under Cullop in her four and a half years at the helm. It’s no secret that winning and large crowds go hand-in-hand. Despite being labeled a “mid-major” school, the Rockets are currently 22nd in the nation in home attendance and average 3,866 fans per game, according to the NCAA’s first round of calculations that were released Jan. 14. It’s the first time UT has cracked the top 25 under Cullop. “It’s definitely been a goal for a very long time, but we couldn’t do it without the amazing support that we get from our administration and also from the Toledo community,” she said. “I was told when I took the job that Toledo fans were sports nuts and that if you won, they would come, and they have. They’re very loyal, they’ve stuck through thick and thin.” Perhaps the best indicator of how basketball-hungry UT fans are was the team’s run to a WNIT championship in 2011. The NCAA uses home attendance to determine where each game in the tournament
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impressed with their competitive spirit. “They’re an unbelievable group,” Peters said. “Watching McKenzie Bagan and how she races, the spirit of the seniors is a very special thing. Senior Carly Harter gave a dominant performance with two first-place finishes, winning the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.41 and the 400-yard individual medley with a 4:25.29 mark. Harter also finished second in the 100-yard freestyle for
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Junior guard Rian Pearson locks down a BG Falcon on defense Saturday night in a 75-62 victory.
and a pair of jumpers by Brown gave UT a 59-48 advantage and the Rockets coasted to their first in win in three tries against BG under Kowalczyk. “It’s a great rivalry with great tradition,” Kowalczyk said. “I’ve got a lot of respect for [Falcons head coach] Louis Orr and there have been a lot of great players and great coaches who have come before us. Out of respect to them, it always means more when you do it against Bowling Green.” Brown (7-of-11 FG) and Pearson (10-of-10 FT) complimented Buckley with 14 points while Boothe added 10 points to join them in double figures. Brown tied Crawford for a game-high seven assists and Pearson, UT’s leading scorer (18.6 ppg), pulled down a game-high 9 rebounds as well. “Rian Pearson was 2-for10 [from the floor], but what we’ve working on him with is, great players aren’t allowed to have bad games,” Kowalczyk said. “You take a
bad shooting night and turn it into an average game for him. It was an average game for him but and unbelievable night for most people. And a lot of credit for how we did against Crawford goes to him. He was on Crawford more than anyone tonight.” A’uston Calhoun (5-of-12) and Kraus (4-of-6) added 13 and 12 points respectively to back Crawford in the Falcons losing effort. “When you look at our schedule, we have the toughest schedule of anyone in the league to this point,” Kowalczyk said. “I wasn’t alarmed at all about coming into this game 2-3. I just wanted to make sure we stayed positive and stayed together. “Right now we have to go on the road with confidence and make sure we play Ball State 40 minutes on Wednesday night.” UT travels to Muncie, Ind. To take on the Cardinals tonight at 7 p.m. before heading to DeKalb, Ill. to battle with Northern Illinois Saturday at 2 p.m.
is played and sure enough, the Rockets played all five games in the friendly confines of Savage Arena. Auburn, Alabama, Syracuse and USC were among the teams that found out how difficult it is to leave Toledo victorious. Cullop feels that title helped to attract even more support from the Toledo community. “I think a lot of people were introduced to our program that maybe never had a chance to sit and watch a game before and once they do, they get hooked,” she said. The Rockets have been atop the Mid-American Conference in home attendance for 22 consecutive years, a streak that seemingly has no end in sight as UT has seen an increase at the gate every year under Cullop. They were 46th nationally in 2008-09 (2,674 per game), 48th in 2009-10 (2,720), 37th in ‘10-11 (3,078) and 28th last season (3,748). “The home winning percentage that we have, you can definitely attribute some of that to the intimidating environment that our fans provide,” Cullop said. “To know that you’re going to get that many people who appreciate how hard you’re working [is fun to be around]. They know they’re just as a big of a part of it as we are.” Toledo also led the entire state of Ohio in home attendance last year, especially impressive considering they had to beat out schools such as Ohio State, Cincinnati, Dayton and Xavier for that honor. Cullop emphasizes these figures to gain an advantage on the recruiting trail. “I think any time you can do that — especially when you have a Big Ten school and some A-10 schools in your home state — that’s a
really big deal, so we definitely sell that,” she said. “Players would love to go play somewhere where fans appreciate the game and they’re supportive. We have one of the best budgets in the league and we have the best fan support in the league and it is a very attractive program to a lot of recruits because of those two things.” The Rockets have become so dominant at home that they have started to run into trouble finding teams who are willing to play them during the non-conference schedule. After a game earlier this year, Cullop said her staff mapped out all the teams who refused to travel to Toledo and it ‘looked like a bomb was dropped on the Midwest.’ Toledo had to get creative. Former assistant coach Todd Mitmesser came up with the idea of hosting inseason tournaments, which eventually led to the creation of the Glass City Tournament and the Toledo Invite which both started this season. Teams who compete are assured of a neutral court game in addition to the possibility of playing Toledo should they advance. “We’ve had a lot of people hang up on us when we’ve called them about scheduling,” Cullop joked. [But] we were able to attract some teams through the use of the tournaments that maybe we couldn’t get head-to-head.” Hampton, Prairie View A&M and St. Bonaventure — all NCAA Tournament teams a year ago — were among the notables who agreed to compete in those tournaments. After playing four of six on the road to start MAC play, the Rockets return home Thursday at 7 p.m. against Ohio and host Western Michigan Sunday at noon.
her 100th-career top-five finish as a Rocket. “It was a lot of fun but I definitely think I can improve more,” Harter said. “The only thing we need to work on is getting our depth to where it needs to be.” Bagan swept the butterfly events, finishing the 100 in a time of 55.55 and the 200 at 1:02.11. Juniors Rachel Johnson and Meredith Gibbon won the 1,000-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke, respectively. Freshman Kristin Nunnelly and Johnson finished one-hundredth of a second
apart for second and third in the 500-yard freestyle. The Rockets next challenge will be on Saturday against Ohio at 1 p.m. UT will also face a tough challenge the following weekend when they face off with No. 25 Michigan and No. 18 Notre Dame. “I think one of the great things about this area is that you have all these schools within driving distance to swim against,” Peters said. “Both teams are nationally recognized and we have to be competitive with those schools if we want to be recognized on a national level so it’s exciting.”
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Bring back ‘Whatcha Want Wednesdays’? Online surveys present problems In the last Student Government meeting, members decided to use a survey to gauge student support in allowing concealed weapons on campus. While we appreciate their efforts to take student opinion into account, maybe senators should re-institute some of the practices used by the previous SG administration. SG is evaluating student opinion with a survey posted on the top of your myUT portal homepage. They are doing this so members of Student Senate can more accurately gauge student opinion about an SG resolution to support changing state law to allow concealed carry on college campuses, before senators vote Tuesday. The fact that SG is polling students is a great thing; online surveys can be a valuable tool in getting student feedback. SG also improved its strategy from the original idea, which was to use the online web polling service Survey Monkey. By running the survey through myUT instead, SG improved the number of students they can reach, made sure only students can vote and made it impossible for anyone to vote more than once. However, even an online survey through myUT presents problems. The biggest issue with using online surveys is that it’s hard to get a representative sample of the student population. Even when a survey is displayed in a place that students frequently check, it will likely only attract people who either strongly agree or strongly disagree with the issue at hand. The respondents are self-selecting. It’s the same problem SG faces with the informational forums they’re hosting, which are in SU 2591 on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 4 at noon. If SG were asking for a variety of student responses on, say, improving communication between administrators and students, this would be a fantastic way of gathering information. But while it’s useful for hearing a variety of perspectives and stimulating dialogue, it’s not going to accurately project what percentage of students feel a certain way. If senators really want useful data, they should do a little leg work. A year ago, former SG President Matt Rubin pushed a program called “Whatcha Want Wednesdays,” where SG members walked around the the Student Union Building, surveying students in person. It was a mandatory role of being an SG senator. This method would lead to a more accurate sample than an online survey. Since the Student Union attracts a diverse group of students, it creates an exceptionally good sample of the student population while also being a convenient, manageable way for SG to obtain useful data. By randomly sampling students with a simple survey, even just a single question, less biased results can be obtained. Besides being better from a practical standpoint, that type of surveying is just good practice. By putting in their personal time, every voting senator can demonstrate they are willing to work hard for the students. It sends a message that SG doesn’t take for granted the privilege of being the student voice. Good survey techniques involve making the sample as random as possible. It’s impractical to demand that SG poll students in a way that would stand up to scientific standards, but trying to randomize the sample by administering the survey in a place like the Student Union would be much more accurate than using an online service. The likelihood of having some type of data corruption is too high to use one online survey as an accurate measure of student opinion, especially for a topic as heated as gun control. Even if the legislation that SG is debating won’t actually change UT’s state-mandated gun policy, they should still take their job as seriously as if it would.
‘Free trials’ no substitute for quality Drawing more students to the University of Toledo is an important and worthwhile goal. The relative lack of success of UT’s 2013 spring semester housing initiative has shown, however, that there simply are no quick fixes to increase enrollment. In November the UT administration announced its intentions to offer free on-campus housing to transfer students for the spring 2013 semester who enrolled full-time and transferred with 12 or more credit hours. But in the end, only eight transfer students took advantage of the offer. Beyond the disappointing immediate results of the initiative, the merit of the “free trial offer” approach must once again be called into question. Had the offer been met with success, the reopening of residence halls could even have meant more expenses for students who made UT their first choice. The lack of the success of this housing initiative can be used as a learning experience, though. Perhaps the only real way to boost enrollment is the old-fashioned way — by building a reputation for offering excellent programs led by outstanding faculty, staff and administrators.
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Online classes can have more interaction Reading Sally Itawi’s thoughts about her experience with online education (Jan. 21) has prompted me to respond from the perspective of a professor who thought as she did until I taught an online class. In my experience of the past four or five years, online classes can have MORE interaction than face-to-face classes if the instructor invests the time to develop the course correctly (and by correctly I mean so that it engages the student in multiple ways). I have noticed that the percentage of students who participate in my online class is virtually 100 percent, unlike a traditional classroom where only about 20-30 percent actually engage in thoughtful discussions and commentary. Interestingly, I've found that I actually enjoy teaching online more than in face-to-face classrooms,
primarily because the level of thought and contribution is elevated when students have time to think about what they want to say and feel comfortable saying it. However, I sympathize with Ms. Itawi if she has had instructors who do not design the online class with the students in mind. I will say that online classes require more from instructors than a traditional classroom does, but the reward of having 50-60 people fully engaged in learning more than makes up for the extra effort and time. Dale Dwyer Professor, management
Peer-to-peer model not a new method To the editor of The Independent Collegian: I’m writing in regard to the op-ed piece that appeared in the Jan. 16 issue of The Independent Collegian, which focused on Student Services’ efforts in educating students on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Those
efforts, I’m pleased to say, are moving with the times as we plan improvements to our programs, using both people and technology to effectively reach our students. It’s an issue we consider central to maintaining the health and safety of students nationwide and here at The University of Toledo. Therefore, we’re always seeking ways to raise the level of such services available to UT students. The IC cited the peerto-peer education model as though it was new; actually, it’s long been at the heart of many of the university’s student services programs. Applied to the area of alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention, it’s a model that permits a greater reach for the services students want and need most — because more people are available to provide those services. Research has indicated that peer-led education is effective in reducing substance abuse. Colleges and universities nationwide rely on the peer educator model in many of their student services. SWAT (Student Wellness Action Team), a nationally recognized peer education program, is just one example of a successful
application of the peer-topeer model used at UT. Even before they encounter peer-based education, though, all UT freshmen as part of the First Year Experience take AlcoholEdu for College; it’s an online, personalized alcohol abuse prevention program with a documented track record of success. 95 percent of our students completed it last year, and the information they share on habits and attitudes helps us design even more effective education on substance abuse. By sharing their own concern on this issue, IC showed that it’s passionate about the student experience. That pleases me, because I’m passionate about it, too; that’s the case with everyone at UT who identifies the student experience as a top priority. To learn more about the numerous services and programs available through Student Affairs, I encourage the IC and all students to visit my office (UH 3630) or go online at utoledo.edu/ studentaffairs. Dr. Kaye Patten Wallace Senior Vice President for the Student Experience
Restoring faith in UT key for school spirit It was one of those meetings that I wasn’t thrilled to attend until I heard there would be food. And as a poor college student who takes pride in cutting costs wherever I can, my hesitation immediately dissipated upon the words “free pizza.” In this meeting we basically brainstormed ways to improve student life and activities. I had just finished eating my second Jeanetta piece of pizza when the topic Mohlke-Hill shifted. ApparIC Columnist ently, UT is suffering from a lack of school spirit and the moderator wanted us to figure out how to solve this crisis. Students then began to offer suggestions on ways to improve school spirit, which included wearing more UT apparel, banning students from wearing sweatshirts from other colleges, increasing turnout to football games and having more activities for students. It may be that UT does suffer from a lack of school spirit, but school spirit is not really about whether or not students wear school colors. It feels like recently I’ve overheard more and more students and even professors and administrators say, “I hate UT.” On the surface it probably seems like these people lack school spirit, especially if they were wearing an Ohio State sweatshirt. However, with many of the profit-oriented changes taking place that are likely to have a toll on students, professors and faculty at UT, it’s understandable to see why these people are frustrated. When I hear people say that they hate UT, it is often coupled with an explanation of a time when UT did not live up to its student-centered
mission or its promise as the premiere research institution in the area. As they defend their position, it doesn’t seem like they simply hate UT, but that they are frustrated by the discrepancy between the values the university purports to promote, such as academic achievement and excellence, and their actions that seem the counter to achieving these goals. School spirit involves more than the sports life and blue and gold décor at UT. Since UT is still an academic instuition, school spirit begins with the community of students, professors and faculty who come here to educate and learn. School spirit is found in the relationships students build with professors, faculty, peers and even community leaders who help us develop into intellectual, social, ethical and civic members of the UT community. The administration’s ongoing and currently proposed changes to the classroom and student services threaten this learning community. These changes include more online classes, increased class sizes, eliminating part-time and visiting teaching positions, increasing full-time professors’ work loads, limiting the availability of tenure positions, eliminating faculty positions and adding student services like ATOD and SAEPP to faculty’s already substantial workload. All of which isolate the students, professors and faculty members from each other and end up disintegrating the space where school spirit thrives. UT proudly totes their “studentcenteredness” tagline, but the administration continues to make changes at the expense of the student community. Students rely on tenured professors to know their work in order to get recommendations for scholarships, graduate schools and jobs. Students also rely on student services that help them with issues outside of the classroom that may
affect their ability to perform in the classroom. These proposed changes at UT demonstrate a lack of respect for the professors, the classroom, the faculty and the way academic research has proven students learn best. A lack of student-based community at the university will ultimately disrupt academics, decrease an already poor retention rate and sacrifice UT’s student-centeredness mission. My education has been profoundly shaped by the community on campus. It has informed the way I view the world and operate within it. My school spirit began in my engagement with my peers, professors and faculty members in the classroom and student involvement. My Rocket Pride is the pride in the people on campus who challenged me to think, be creative and become a wellrounded member of a community. In order to improve school spirit on campus, we need to restore faith in UT’s academic community and be able to trust that the administration understands both what it means to be academic and what it means to have community. When I hear of yet another administrative effort to garner profits, cut costs, or restructure resources, I lose whatever spirit I have for this school because I recognize that we have become more of a business than a community. If we at UT could once again have Rocket Pride in the people who make up our academy I would proudly wear my blue and gold and shake my pompoms for the rest of my life. These people—the faculty, the students, the staff, and yes, even the administrators—are, after all, the true spirit of the school and they should always be the focus of why we cheer The University of Toledo. Jeanetta Mohlke-Hill is a senior majoring in women and gender studies.
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it puts us now in this critical juncture stage.” Scarborough said UT is not in “financial trouble” because the administration made smaller cuts up until now, most of which involved removing staff positions like secretaries and assistants. “As a result we tried to maintain all that was important to us in a way that as we did it we’d just begun shaving away at the edges,” Scarborough said. “It’s not gradually declining anymore.” Linda Rouillard, vice president of Faculty Senate, said the spending at UT is a “serious problem.” “We can’t continue to nibble at the edges by dismissing a secretary here or a secretary there,” she said. “But the administrative ‘loadance’ is skyrocketing on a daily basis and that cannot continue either.” Dowd said spending at UT appears to be unbalanced,
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Scarborough said, which will eventually encourage prospective students to apply. “And as our reputation for that experience grows, so will enrollment,” he said. The plan to hire more fulltime professors has sparked debate recently, with many professors saying that having fewer part-time instructors in classrooms will actually take away from the student experience rather than enhance it. Another initiative put forth to help enrollment is within specific financial aid programs that are based on need, rather than merit. Head of Enrollment Management
Cam Cruickshank, said by appealing to need over merit, the program hopes to attract potential students that will be more likely to persist and be successful at UT. Scarborough said he remains confident that despite lower enrollment, UT will start to bring in “better prepared” students who will make the university more successful in the long run. “While this may decrease our enrollment rates in the short term, we are building a new model that we are confident will position the university for future, long-term success,” he said.
its obligation to consult the senate about the current restructuring plans. University spokesman Tobin Klinger said the faculty was much more involved with the current restructuring plan and the administration has consulted with faculty effectively. “We’re continuing moving forward with our plans,” he said. Faculty Senate President Mike Dowd said while and other faculty members were in on discussions during the planning process, he does not feel that the entire Faculty Senate was consulted, and that Scarborough should have presented a proposal to the senate earlier last semester. “The consultation [of Faculty Senate] is to provide perspective,” Dowd said. “You can’t get that from one faculty member; it has to be from a collective wisdom.
It’s hearing from nurses, from economists, and engineers. That’s effective consultation.” Scarborough made a presentation about the proposed changes Dec. 4 to Faculty Senate, but Dowd said the provost “was wrapping up his information gathering period.” Dowd said he was unable to attend the meeting because he was sick, but received reports from colleagues. Dowd said that while Scarborough may have intended the presentation as a consultation, “given what we’ve gone through before, it isn’t.” “Consultation, not in a legal or definitional sense, it means working together,” Dowd said. “We don’t have veto power with regards to administration; we know it. We just want to avoid the problems that we have seen occur over and over and over again.”
which is unfair to the students. “The spending on non-academic activities seems to be maintained year in and year out,” Dowd said. “Year in and year out there cuts to academic budgets and non-academic budgets, but the spending on non-academic budgets seemed to be a priority of the past five years.” Celia Regimbal, an associate professor of Early Child Physical and Special Education, also expressed concerns for her ability to teach students affectively, a worry echoed by many faculty members. “I offer my students the opportunity to practice what they’re going to do in front of their peers,” Regimbal said. “If we increase the class size to 30 that time won’t be available for them to get that authentic experience.” Scarborough the debate about what a university should spend its money on is universal. “There are certain debates that will never have a solution,” Scarborough said. “But
at some point you have to balance the budget.” Physics and astronomy professor Michael Heben said he’s most concerned with UT’s lowered retention rates. “Enrollment dropped in the past year and that’s when there were changes associated with the enrollment requirements,” Heben said. “It seems like this is a bit of a self-inflicted wound.” Scarborough said due to the “smaller cuts,” the university has not prepared itself for the recent larger decline. “We haven’t made the big adjustment yet for that big decline,” Scarborough said. “And then, even though we bought ourselves some time, it would have been nice had the external environment helped us and said here let me make some things happen in my own environment to create more resources. Unfortunately the opposite happened. Enrollment began to decline.” Scarborough said he is open to continue discussing other solutions to issues with faculty.
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8 | The Independent Collegian | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Student Affairs
Student Affairs to go through changes By Danielle Gamble News Editor
Student Affairs administrators announced Tuesday that the division is in the process of a major restructuring that will give several current staffers new responsibilities. Kaye Patten Wallace, vice president for the student experience, said the areas of focus will be advising, experiential learning, student programming and school spirit traditions, as well as counseling and first-year experiences. “Based on the feedback we got from students this fall, these are the areas that are high priorities, so we wanted to reorganize around them,” she said. Patten Wallace said the restructuring was driven by the five-year plan introduced by Main Campus Provost Scott Scarborough last month. She said the idea is to approach all the facets of student affairs as interconnected, which she said will “improve the student experience, and most importantly, improve student retention.” “With everything that happens in student affairs — programming, working in student leadership — that really is experiential learning,” she said. “Those experiences give students a skill set to prepare them for the real world.” Patten Wallace said the new plan is “not perfect,” but will evolve as Student Affairs receives feedback. Student engagement responsibilities will be overseen by Sammy Spann, who has been working as the assistant provost for the Center for International Studies and Programs. This new area, which includes campus programming and student organizations, will fold international students into broader student programming. “The international students only make up 12 percent of the population, so you had one person overseeing programming for international students, then
someone else doing programming for 88 percent of students,” he said. “There’s better streamlining capabilities if you can have just one person do both.” Spann said this restructuring will allow Student Affairs to “combine those budgets and deliver a bigger impact.” “It’s just bringing more different functions together,” he said. “It gives every student the opportunity to enjoy more.” Spann will also oversee experiential learning and will report directly to the provost. Experiential learning includes internship opportunities for students, community service opportunities, study abroad programs, the National Student Exchange and the Camp Adventure program. Spann said initially he was “a little nervous” about some of the changes, but is excited. “I don’t see it as being overburdened, but … we’re evaluating it and we have a group of people working on all of this,” he said. “It’s going to be based on what the students want.” Another change brought on by the restructuring is in the duties of the counseling center. The center will now handle the responsibilities of the Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program, formerly directed by Diane Docis, as well as the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Program, formerly overseen by Alexis Blavos. Counseling Center Director Stanley Edwards acknowledged that the office will be taking on more responsibilities, but he said it will function mostly in an oversight role. “We’re going to count on other folks within our division to help us with some of the legwork when it comes to programming,” Edwards said. “It won’t drain us.” Edwards said the counseling center will develop educational strategies, then other Student Affairs employees will implement them in programs. He said the counseling center will work with
the Student Wellness Awareness Team, a peer mentoring group, and collaborate with living learning communities. “One of the things that’s an area we need to better develop is in making students aware of what we do,” he said. “A lot of students aren’t aware we even exist.” Edwards said the way to get around that is by “going where the students are” by creating programming that addresses common student pitfalls. Other changes include: n Michele Martinez will no longer be the dean of students. She instead will work with things related to first-year experience and advising. Patten Wallace said Martinez requested the move because it is more connected to the specialty in which she recently received her doctorate. n Tamika Dobbins will assume a new role as interim dean of the student experience, an expansion of her previous role of senior service excellence specialist. Patten Wallace said Dobbins will deal with the “administrative aspects” of the Office of the Dean of Students by handling things like student questions and concerns. n Angela Paprocki will head up academic support, which includes the Office of Academic Access, all tutoring services, first-year experience and advising. n The New Student Orientation Program will move from under Student Affairs and will now be handled by Enrollment Management. Also, the Office of Student Conduct will move to the Office of Residence Life. n The Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Success will be created from the fusion of Office of EXCELlence Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Success, and will be led by EXCELlence director David Young. n Tony Urbina will lead the Office for the Student Experience and the UT Student Experience Steering Committee.
In Brief Teams to host first-ever Rocket Golf Celebration The University of Toledo men’s and women’s golf programs will hold the first-ever Rocket Golf Celebration Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 5-7 p.m. The event, to be held in the Savage Arena Grogan Room, will be hosted by men’s head coach Jamie Broce and women’s head coach Nicole Hollingsworth. Individuals are encouraged to bring their golf clubs and practice in the Fetterman Indoor Training Center. “We have a lot to be proud of with both of our programs and want to share this excitement with our supporters,” Broce said. “I’m looking forward to having a fun, relaxing evening for people to get to know us and our teams.” The two programs are celebrating solid fall campaigns both in the classroom and on the links. The women posted a 3.41 cumulative GPA and the men recorded a 3.370 cumulative GPA. On the course, the women opened the season by winning Illinois State’s Redbird Invitational, while the men closed their fall by winning a championship at the Georgetown Intercollegiate. Those interested in attending the event should contact Hollingsworth at 419.530.7761 or nicole. hollingsworth@utoledo. edu.
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Thursday 10:15 a.m.: Lecture, Visual Arts Alumni Encounter, with Leslie Adams, Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. 5 p.m.: Auditions, The Vagina Monologues, room 2562, Student Union Building. FRIDAY 6 p.m.: 2nd Annual Phillipine Culture Night, hosted by UT FilipinoAmerican Association, Ingman Room, Student Union Building. Cost: $8, students and Filipino community; $10, general admission; $60, table. 7:30 p.m.: Screening, Two Small Pieces of Glass, Ritter Planetarium. Cost: $7, adults; $5, children 4-12, seniors, faculty, staff and students; free, children 3 and under. SATURDAY 10 a.m.: Tournament, Glass City Quidditch Classic, Bowman Park. 1 p.m.: Screening, Follow the Drinking Gourd, Ritter Planetarium. Cost: $7, adults; $5, children 4-12, seniors, faculty, staff and students; free, children 3 and under. MONDAy 7 p.m.: Performance, Piano Duet Recital, featuring Ning-Wu Du and Helen Sim, Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts.
releases Comics Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1 of 12, by David Tipton and Simon Fraser. Published by IDW. Available Wednesday. Global Frequency, by Warren Ellis and Garry Leach. Published by DC. Available Wednesday. Hawkeye #7, by Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm. Published by Marvel. Available Wednesday. X-Men Vol. 1: Blank Generation, by Brian Wood and David Lopez. Published by Marvel. Available Wednesday. MOVIES Bullet to the Head, starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Momoa. Out Friday. Stand Up Guys, starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin. Limited release Friday. Warm Bodies, starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer. Out Friday. BOOKS Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio. Available Tuesday. Buried In a Bog, by Sheila Connolly. Available Tuesday. Rush, book one in The Breathless Trilogy, by Maya Banks. Available Tuesday.
Student battles height restrictions, stigma in modeling industry By Russell Axon
featured contestants only 5-foot-7 and below. “They were going to be filming in the summer, and I would’ve turned 18 by then. So [with] my parents, we booked a hotel in Chicago; I told my teachers I [wasn’t] going to be there for a week because I was going to go to the audition, I called off my job, I was all ready to go,” she said. She was eventually told that filming would begin a few weeks before her birthday, making her ineligible for that season. Deterred but not defeated, LaFerriere has auditioned for every subsequent season knowing that producers can make case-by-case exceptions to the height requirement. This year, she decided to take a more viral approach. After seeing how the show’s most recent season featured a heavy social media presence, she decided YouTube would be a good way to gain extra exposure. “If the social media is already talking about me and I’m getting all these hits and stuff, then somebody might go, ‘Oh, wait, what’s this about?’” she said. Since posting the video at the beginning of January, it has received over 7,000 views, and LaFerriere hopes she can get more before the judges make their final decisions at the end of this week. “I’ll either be really depressed or I’ll be flying high in the clouds,” she said.
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Lauren LaFerriere apologizes every time she blinks in a photo. If things work out for her, she may be apologizing often. The aspiring model and Toledo student recently applied to be a contestant on the next season of “America’s Next Top Model,” a reality competition show hosted by Tyra Banks. However, LaFerriere has an uphill battle. At 5-foot-3, she doesn’t meet the show’s minimum height requirement of 5-foot-7. The junior communications major isn’t quick to quit, though. “The whole idea of putting myself out there and trying to get into the industry is kind of scary in a way,” LaFerriere said. “But I guess that means I’m driven.” In an effort to better her odds, she posted her audition video on YouTube. LaFerriere hopes that if it gets enough buzz, it might lead to a spot on the show, along with future success and opportunities for not just her but “models all shapes and sizes.” Building a portfolio LaFerriere first became interested in modeling after being discovered at the mall. She enrolled in the John Casablancas Modeling School, a once-a-week program which taught her both the physical and business aspects of the modeling industry. While she described her time there as “good experience,” she said it almost discouraged her, too. “I was taking these classes but they kept on saying, ‘You’re too short, you’re too short, you’re too short,’” she said. “After hearing people say, ‘You can’t because of this reason,’ ... you want to go and say, ‘I can because of this reason.’” An official gig at a local salon during her freshman year of high school helped change her mind. “It was just like a before and after — [they told me] don’t smile, look frumpy in this picture, then let [us] do everything, and now smile, look happy,” she said. “That got put on a mailer to our whole city, and everybody would come up to me and be like, ‘You’re that girl in the flier!’” Since then, LaFerriere has worked with a support system of family and friends to turn her hobby into a career. She said her family has “been
A model for change
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Aspiring model Lauren LaFerriere hopes to become a contestant on the next season of “America’s Next Top Model,” despite not meeting the height requirements. LaFerriere decided to post her audition video on YouTube so she can generate buzz for herself and better her chances of being on the show.
there the whole time,” taking her to classes and shoots and supporting her online, while many of her friends are aspiring photographers and artists who are always ready to collaborate with her. “I wouldn’t have any of my portfolio if wasn’t for my friends that I’ve done shoots with,” LaFerriere said. She’s also managed to stay informed of charity fashion shows and events through her job as a fashion retailer. Last year, LaFerriere participated in a photo shoot for MAC Cosmetics, a popular, worldwide make-up company, which involved high fashion outfits and make-up. “That type of stuff is cool because you get a chance,
even if it’s just for an hour, to live in this little, different fantasy world,” she said. Even when not at work or shooting, LaFerriere stays in her model mindset by trying new make-up and poses at home and practicing her runway walk down the aisles of Kroger.
More online To see Lauren’s “America’s Next Top Model” audition video, visit http:// www.youtube.com/ watch?v=FPcqBOU9Y-g
Ultimately, she hopes all the classes, photo shoots, ruined dresses and shoes, and scrapes and bruises — she accidentally sliced open her
foot during a recent outdoor shoot — will help her land her dream gig: a spot on America’s Next Top Model. Going viral LaFerriere’s self-described obsession with ANTM grew along with her hobby. “I love the show. It would make my whole life, like the happiest person on the world, if I was on the show,” she said. As a high school freshman, she remembers mimicking the contestants in the mirror and paying attention to the judges’ critiques. In 2009, LaFerriere missed her chance to be on the show’s 13th season which
Even if she doesn’t make it on to the show this year, LaFerriere plans to continue her campaign in some form. “If I don’t get on the show, I’ll be super-depressed at first, but I’m just going to keep on trying because that’s not the only way to make a stand, that’s not the only way to become a model,” she said. “My thought process is, I’ll go somewhere with it either way.” LaFerriere said her ultimate goal is to change the outdated height standards for fashion models. According to a 2010 report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average height of an American female is 5-foot-3. LaFerriere quotes this statistic in her video and illustrates the difference by standing in front of a 5-foot-7 cutout, the minimum height to be on ANTM. See Modeling / 11
University of Toledo alums to teach, perform for piano series By Michael Gammo Staff Reporter
CDs The Aftermath: Descension, by Coheed and Cambria. Available Tuesday. Bastards, by Björk. Available Tuesday. The Bronx (IV), by The Bronx. Available Tuesday. News From Nowhere, by Darkstar. Available Tuesday. Smokey Mary, by Harry Connick Jr. Available Tuesday. Two Lanes of Freedom, by Tim McGraw. Available Tuesday.
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calendar Wednesday 5 p.m.: Auditions, The Vagina Monologues, room 2591, Student Union Building. 8 p.m.: CAP Meeting, Rocky’s Attic, Student Union Building.
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Toledo native and graduate Anthony Pattin will perform and teach a master class as part of the Dorothy Mackenzie Price Piano Series.
The Dorothy Mackenzie Price Piano Series will continue this weekend with a performance by Anthony Pattin who will host a master class Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. and play a solo piano recital the next day at 3 p.m. Frances Renzi will visit UT April 6 and 7. All performances will be held in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall. For the master classes, four piano students will play a piece and then receive coaching on their technique from the visiting master. Both the master class and the recital will be free and open to the public. The series was founded and funded by Dorothy Mackenzie Price, a UT business graduate and local patroness of arts and education. The series is in its seventh year and has featured four performers per year who are selected by Michael Boyd, professor of piano. “I try to select performers
who are not only outstanding players but also great teachers as well. The theme for this year was performers who have a strong connection to Toledo or UT,” Boyd said. Pattin will perform William Grant Still’s “Three Visions,”
If you go What: Master Class and Recital with Anthony Pattin Where: Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts When: Class: Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.; Recital: Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.
George Gershwin’s “Embraceable You” and “Fascinating Rhythm,” Modeste Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and Franz Schubert’s “Wanderer Fantasy.” Pattin, a Toledo native and graduate, has performed in venues all over the U.S. both as a solo performer and in ensembles. Currently an emeritus professor at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, Pattin
retired in 2011 to dedicate more of his time to practicing. He said he prepared for almost a full year for his performance for the Price series. “The pieces I will be playing are complex and technically challenging but they are very tuneful and may not be something that the audience has heard before,” Pattin said. Pattin also performed in the Price series in 2009, and wanted to make sure his selection of pieces for this recital were interesting as well as accessible to a broad audience. He said that although appreciation of classical music has declined over the years, there has been a resurgence of interest from younger audiences who have more access to older music through the internet. “You don’t have to know a lot about classical music to like it. You have an opportunity to hear great music at no cost so its up to you to take See Piano / 11
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | The Independent Collegian | Campus Events
Published professor to discuss forensics, law enforcement at Law Center By Benjamin Jendrzejak
Harris has appeared on and frisking of minority The Today Show, Dateline motorists have been a major David Harris, former UT NBC, National Public Radio influence on the national professor, will give a presen- and has been interviewed by debate in profiling. He tation about his upthe New York Times, wrote “Good Cops: The coming book the Wall Street JourCase for Preventive PolicThursday Jan. 31 at nal and the Los Aning” in 2005. The book uses the McQuade geles Times, among case studies from around LawAuditorium. many others. the country which prove The presentation, “I have known Da- that citizens can be safe which starts at vid Harris for over from criminals without sacnoon and lasts an 20 years, and he has rificing their civil rights givhour, is free and had insightful things en that law enforcement Harris open to the public, to say about any isstrategizes their plans. with pizza sue he studies,” said Rachel Phipps, assistant provided. Daniel J. Steinbock, dean of to the dean for communicaHarris will discuss his the College of Law. “The tions in the UT College of new book, “Failed Evidence: use, misuse or non-use of Law, believes that Harris’ Why Law Enforcement Rescientific evidence goes dipresence will have a “camsists Science,” which will be rectly to the accuracy of the pus wide impact” on the available for purchase and criminal process, and I look students that attend the signing afterwards. forward to Professor Harris’ presentation. Currently a professor at diagnosis of the problem “The College of Law reguthe University of Pittsburgh and prescriptions for its larly brings speakers to camCollege of Law, Harris is a solution.” pus to adleading national authority Harris reIf you go dress timely on racial profiling. ceived a bachand imporWhat: Lecture by Prof. Harris writes and teaches elor’s degree tant topics. David Harris about police behavior, law from NorthWhere: McQuade Law Professor enforcement and national western UniAuditorium, Main Campus Harris meets security issues regarding versity, a law When: Thursday, Jan. both criteria the law. degree from 31, Noon in discussing “With almost 300 DNAYale Law his new book based exonerations over School and an LL.M. from and the protected rights all two decades, there is now Georgetown University Americans share when dealabundant data about the Graduate School of Law. ing with the criminal justice basic things that go wrong In 2002 Harris wrote: system,” Phipps said. “I am in eyewitness identifica“Profiles in Injustice: Why confident that UT students tions, in suspect interroga- Racial Profiling Cannot tions and in forensic sciWork.” His scholarly articles will find Professor Harris’s presentation interesting.” ence,” Harris said. in the field of traffic stops Staff Reporter
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LaFerriere said even if she doesn’t make it on the show, she wants to continue her campaign for shorter models in some form.
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Standards are even stricter in the professional world. The New York Better Business Bureau’s website says female models seeking work in high fashion must be 5-foot-9 to 6-foot. While petite models do exist, LaFerriere said they are very rare and often not in high demand. Fashion designers typically design with taller bodies in mind, a practice which LaFerriere said closes doors to many potential models and
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advantage and enjoy it,” Pattin said. Frances Renzi, who will perform in April, will play a selection of Mozart’s sonata in A major, Debussy “images book one,” Chaupin’s barcarolle, three mazurkas and the first scherzo. Renzi was on the piano teaching faculty for twenty seven years at UT, and after she retired she was asked by Boyd to perform for the Price series. Since her retirement she has continued to perform in the U.S. as well as touring in China and Taiwan. She still teaches private classes, as well as producing numerous musical recordings including a recording of Paul Schoenfield’s chamber music which was nominated
customers. “If designers made clothes to fit shorter girls, then the clothes would hang better on a shorter girl,” she said. “I don’t know why it’s skewed that way. ... There’s a whole market that they’re missing.” In the past, LaFerriere has tried to adapt to these standards by using trick angles and poses to make herself appear taller. “I got it stuck in my head about elongation,” she said. “I have to pretend that I’m tall. I have to feel or act like I’m tall.
“I think there are probably are a lot of girls who just have never even considered it because they ‘can’t,’ or they considered it and were told no.” LaFerriere has already received positive feedback from around the country, as well as places further away such as Germany. She said this support has helped reinforce her determination for her cause. “As much as I want to model because it’s fun and I like it, I also want to do it because I specifically want to break down that barrier.”
for a Grammy. Renzi is a founding member of the Toledo Trio at the University of Toledo and performed with them for 27 years. Her performances have been broadcast over various national radio programs and she has been featured at several music festivals around the U.S. She was a solo pianist for the New York City Ballet performing Stravinsky’s Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra and participated in the Stravinsky Festival at Lincoln Center. She received a commendation from the Ohio Senate in 2000 which honored her outstanding 27 year university career. Both Pattin and Renzi were teachers at UT, although Pattin was a student of Renzi’s during his undergraduate. Renzi said that although she
started out as Pattins teacher they have become colleagues and friends over the years and have performed together several times both in Toledo and in Alabama at the University of Montevallo. “Frances is an amazing performer who’s had a stellar career. She is a consummate artist, role model, and a dear friend of mine,” Pattin said. The show will have an intermission and a reception afterwards. “The wonderful thing about performing is being able to share all this great music that has been composed Both artists will have recordings available for purchase after their recitals.
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A student adds to an installation part of the Nexus Exhibit at the Center for Visual Arts. Installations at Carlson Library will continue to change throughout the semester.
Survival of the artiest
Evolving exhibit will continue at library, play host two guest artists-lecturers By Amanda Eggert Staff Reporter
A new Center for Visual Arts exhibit showcases artists’ works in unique and collaborative ways. “The Nexus: Exploring the Link Between Art and Scienc,” is an evolving and experimental exhibit hosted by UT’s department of art and department of physics and astronomy. “The nexus literally means connection,” said Barbara Miner, associate professor of 2D/3D studies and interdisciplinary art. “There’s a distinct connection to the arts, and humanities are intricately woven into the fabric of science.” The exhibit extends
beyond the CVA to the first floor of Carlson Library on UT’s Main Campus. “We need to have a presence on the main campus,” Miner said. “We hope this will capture people’s imagination.” Both locations feature science-themed student artwork, which include faux galaxies, 3D chimera art and print works exploring cellular form. Additionally, students will add on to their installations each week, and visitors are encouraged to return often as the event unfolds. Miner said, “Artists and scientists are two sides of the same coin and that creativity and problem-solving and
creative problem-solving and in the gallery. It’s made in the imagination are part of each studio and then gets disof the disciplines.” played,” Pond said. Miner said the exhibition Miner said the exhibit is is a result of both approaches aimed specifically toward UT to discovery. students. The gallery itself is set up “It’s not paintings on walls, like a laboratory. it’s not sculptures on pedestals, CVA Gallery it is an active If you go Director Ben working space, What: The Nexus, artists’ it’s a space of Pond said, reception “This gallery transformation Where: Center for Visual that I think space we decidArts ed to collect opens up the diWhen: Friday, Feb. 1, and accumulate 6-8 p.m. alogue about data that would what art is and be the scientific element, and what art can be or has to be,” what we do with that data beMiner said. comes the art.” Two lectures will also be The artwork is also being held as part of the exhibit. created in the gallery, which is Tyler Nordgren, an artist unusual. and astronomer, will display “Normally the art isn’t made 16 of his astronomy-themed
photographs taken from various national parks in the CVA’s Clement Gallery from Feb. 15 through March 15. A full professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Redlands, Nordgren will also lecture at Ritter Planetarium Feb. 13 a, 7 p.m. His lecture is titled “Capturing Natural Night,” which will cover photographing the night sky. “When people get to the national parks you can actually see a truly natural dark sky with the Milky Way overhead,” Nordgren said. “This artwork is capturing what we professional astronomers see all the time but what the average public never gets to see.” As a guest of UT’s art department, Rosamond Purcell,
an artist and photographer, will speak about her work, which explores natural history and the natural world in mid-March. “I will talk about what it’s like as an artist to collaborate with people with different fields,” Purcell said. Purcell will also talk about her start as well as interests as a photographer. The CVA exhibit will remain open until Feb. 3, but the Carlson exhibit will stay up throughout the entire semester. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the CVA’s Main Gallery. The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.