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CSA turns up the HEAT By Jaimee Hilton IC Staff Writer
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From left to right, Sarah Scheid, a sophomore majoring in paralegal studies, and LeeAnn Harrer, a sophomore majoring in recreational therapy, help make pizzas Tuesday for the homeless.
Roughly 150 students gathered in the Student Union Building Auditorium to create a pizza assembly line to feed the homeless Tuesday evening. Campus H.E.A.T, Hunger Elimination Amongst Toledoans, is an annual event organized by the University of Toledo’s Catholic Student Association. The goal of the event is to prevent every Toledoan from going hungry for an entire day. This year, students made 700 pizzas in the Student Union Building Auditorium, which was set up using more than 20 tables with ingredients lined up on them. At one end was the bread, which was passed down the table allowing students to add ingredients like cheese, sauce and pepperoni along the way. “They are going to nine shelters around the area,” said Amanda Clark, co-chair of the Sojourner Committee of CSA.
Some of these shelters included the Cherry Street Mission, FOCUS and Aurora House. Most of these places provide food, shelter, clothing and any other basic necessity for those in need. The Sojourner Committee focuses on issues that affect the campus, city, state and world and brings awareness to UT students about these concerns and how they can help. The pizzas were delivered yesterday morning to the shelters and were stored in freezers at Ottawa East for the night. “It’s been a long tradition for the Catholic Student Association. We’re trying to reach out and get more events on campus, get us more well-known. This is just a tradition that we’re carrying on,” Clark said. The event is a long-standing tradition with CSA, and according to Co-Chair of the Sojourner Committee Mary Paige Dalrymple, it’s past its 20th anniversary. For students participating
in the event, helping out those in need was what was most important while also being able to make new friends. “I think it’s definitely important because it reminds us that it’s not just us here on a little college campus. There’s a city around us, there are a lot of people who are in need, and there are people that don’t have what we take for granted every day,” said Chelsea Rosfield, a freshman nursing major and member of CSA. Rosfield also said “it was powerful to see how many people have shown up” and it was really impressive. For senior Kevin Horning, a double major in marketing and sales, it was his first time participating in the event. He said it was “more or less to give back to the community.” He not only hoped to help out the community but to meet new people as well. “Not only do you get to help out the community but it brings groups together,” Horning said.
UT holds seminar about preventing sexual assault By Vincent J. Curkov IC Staff Writer
A woman walks to her car with her keys ready and her mace out, ready to fight off any assailant. Though this is the strategy so many anti-rape seminars preach, it is not an effective tactic according to Diane Docis, coordinator of UT’s sexual assault education and prevention program. “A woman is more likely to be assaulted, raped, molested, killed by a male acquaintance than any other type of assailant,” Docis said. Docis gave a presentation about sexual assault and its prevention Tuesday at the Mulford Library, located on the Health Science Campus. According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, 77 percent of rape is “acquaintance rape,” which is when someone is sexually assaulted by someone they know.
“We spent money on all these campus safety measures none of which prevent acquaintance rape,” Docis said. These safety measures include the blue pylons with an emergency button on them located all around campus. Docis is trying to dispel myths about rape such as the usefulness of rape whistles and planting defensive shrubbery. She also wants to move the campus away from traditional prevention methods and toward primary prevention. Primary prevention is stopping something at its source; in this case, preventing perpetrators from committing sexual assault. This is done by changing perceptions and rewriting the culture that fosters this kind of behavior. At the core of this issue are a small number of core sex offenders who are
surrounded by a larger number of facilitators. Facilitators allow or subconsciously encourage this behavior and the perpetrators generally are those who hit on someone who is drunk. Then there are the bystanders who are not guilty of anything but also don’t do anything to help. The idea for primary prevention comes from the Center for Disease Control which has started to fund and standardize gender violence prevention measures. These programs are engaging men to help with prevention. Primary prevention has been used in campaigns to promote use of seatbelts and anti-smoking campaigns. “There is something we can all do to help,” said Nancy Collins, chair of the women’s programs initiative, the organization that hosted Docis’ presentation.
Docis has been working with UTPD to reword timely warnings so they protect the victim and don’t victim-blame. People have a tendency to fall back to the Just World Theory as a way of justifying these acts, Docis said. “I’m interested in how [timely warnings] are perceived,” Docis said, “[I’m worried students think] I read that and what do I do with it?” UT’s Counseling Center offers counseling to all UT students. In the case of sexual assault they can help with what comes next. According to Docis, despite the enormous push toward reporting, the conviction rate for rape has changed less than two percent since the 1970s. If you believe that you have been a victim of sexual assault please contact UT’s Counseling Center at 419-530-2426.
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University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs is giving his annual address at 11 a.m. today in the Henry J. Doermann Theatre.
Jacobs to deliver annual address By IC Staff
File illustration by Nick Kneer / IC
According to Diane Docis, coordinator of the University of Toledo’s sexual assault education and prevention program, mace and rape whistles are not as effective as many think when it comes to preventing sexual assault.
Much like last year, University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs will talk about how UT will stay a “relevant university” in his annual address this morning. Jacobs will outline his plan and vision for UT for the next five years today at 11 a.m. in the Henry J. Doermann Theatre. This will be Jacobs’ fifth annual address to the community. “While the fifth anniversary of the merged institution is an important milestone, it is also a time to reflect on the direction we are headed and how we can ensure our relevance for the future,” Jacobs told UT News. “While this is most certainly a challenging
time fiscally across the nation and in higher education, this university is uniquely positioned to continue to excel in the future, given the intellectual power and passion of its faculty, the enthusiasm and drive of our students and the dedication of our staff. We’ll spend this important time together looking forward more than looking back.” In last year’s address, Jacobs discussed a vision in which UT would focus on several “themes” including sustainable energy. Jacobs’ tradition of giving the address began in 2006 after UT’s Main Campus and Health Science Campus, formerly the Medical University of Ohio, merged.
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Not invested in privacy Last week the Department of Education announced a proposed amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act that would allow states to access private student records “to ensure taxpayer funds are being invested in effective programs” when deemed necessary. Writers of the Notice of Proposed Rule Making claim the amendment would give states the ability to “evaluate education programs, build upon what works and discard what does not.” This just sounds like another means of cutting programs and ultimately lessening the quality of public education. If this amendment is adopted, students’ rights to privacy will be violated. Anytime the states “deem it necessary” they would be able to access student information that is entirely unnecessary if they want to evaluate what programs are effective and to ensure taxpayers’ money is being “invested in effective programs.” State governments can find other ways to evaluate the effectiveness of programs than looking at students’ personal information. They can look at how many students graduate from those programs and go on to have successful careers. They can even read student evaluations of professors in said programs. None of this has to deal with students’ personal information.
FERPA requires institutions to get a students’ consent prior to the disclosure of their educational records. What is the point of having federal legislation with the purpose to protect students’ information if it can be accessed regardless “when deemed necessary,” and who gets to decide when it is necessary to view students’ personal information? How do you evaluate the effectiveness of a program by accessing student records? How much data will be collected? What extent will students’ information be used and what institutions and organizations will have access to this information? Do students want their grades and other information on their personal record to be accessible by these organizations? These are questions that students need to ask. The amendment has not been made final. The Department of Education is asking for feedback on the proposal and will accept comments until May 23 through their website. They will make a decision by the end of the year. That means students have a whole year to let the Department of Education know whether they want their information to be made available to state governments whenever they feel like they need to access it. Students should seize this opportunity to let their voices be heard about things that directly affect them.
Free-dumb of speech In 2008 Crystal Dixon, who was associate vice president for human resources at the time, was fired from the University of Toledo for writing a column in the Toledo Free Press about gay rights. In the column, Dixon claimed gays were “not civil rights victims” because they “chose” to be homosexual, which “goes against God.” Dixon’s anti-gay speech has followed her to Jackson, Mich. where she is now the director of a joint human resources department. While the Independent Collegian does not agree with Dixon’s stance on homosexuality and has a very colorful staff with varying religious views and sexual preferences, we value the right of free speech. Did Dixon’s views ever affect the way she treated those she worked with? Did any homosexual coming through the university’s human resources department have any problems interacting with Dixon before her views became widely known? If the answer to these questions is no,
then Dixon should not be hindered in getting a similar job elsewhere. Is the general public naïve enough to believe Crystal Dixon is the only Christian who may have negative views on homosexuality and works with students or employees on this campus, in Jackson, Mich. or at any other company in the US? Should we find those people and fire them too? Dixon only made the mistake of blatantly allowing her controversial beliefs be known to anyone who reads the Toledo Free Press. LGBT groups in Jackson who protest Dixon being hired due to her strict religious views on homosexuals fail to see that they are echoing the same idea they are against. Protesting the hiring of an individual because their views differ from yours does not promote tolerance or equality. Should Dixon never be able to get a job in her field because she has such a harsh Christian-driven opinions? That is just as wrong as not hiring someone because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Unused Candles I once helped a hoarder clean her house. For the longest time afterward I couldn’t stop thinking about how disgustingly filthy she had let her house become. It took me a w h i l e before I c o u l d process the possibilities of why Stephen and how Bartholomew she let it get that way. Hoarding is an obsessive-compulsive behavior in which someone cannot discard possessions they accumulate. For hoarders, it does not matter if the objects are worthless, unsanitary or hazardous. It was clear to me that the woman whom I helped had an obsessive-compulsive disorder. She considered the condition of her house a little messy – an understatement of great proportions. Cat urine saturated the carpet. Moldy, expired food sat in the kitchen without refrigeration. Gnats flew about the pungent remains of Chinese takeout. Junk mail, boxes, and a mess of random items scattered the living room floor in stacks. The smell made it difficult to enter the house. The mounds of accumulated waste made it almost im-
possible to go further. For anyone familiar with the various TV shows about hoarding it is not difficult to imagine the challenge I was faced with. I spent several months cleaning and helping her get the house in some sort of order. It felt good to have made a noticeable difference in the condition of the woman’s house and life, but I worried my efforts wouldn’t last long. I knew there was a lot more I could have done. I later found out I was right. Any trace of the progress I made quickly
Wouldn’t it be better to live life and to burn like a candle until the last flicker of illumination is gone rather than to sit unused on a bathroom sink, collecting dust without the satisfaction of fulfilling your purpose?
vanished. The house has once again become a monument of the woman’s inability to part with any object. I understand that hoarding is a mental disorder and it is, to a certain extent, beyond a person’s ability to control. But my experience cleaning the
house of a hoarder made me think of other people I know who aren’t hoarders at all, but are hesitant to use ordinary things that are perceived to be superior to other ordinary things. Things like fancy candles, expensive soap, a prized sweater, a handmade coffee mug, fashionable sunglasses or specific dishes. The lesson I learned from my experience with hoarding is to enjoy what you have. Use it or lose it. Why save “good” dishes to only use a few times a year? Why not use “good” dishes all year? It is clear that as a capitalist society we have become obsessed with stuff. Material objects are held in such high regard that we are not even able to enjoy them anymore. The stuff we own ends up owning us. The purpose of life is to live. The purpose of a candle is to provide light and to burn. Wouldn’t it be better to live life and to burn like a candle until the last flicker of illumination is gone rather than to sit unused on a bathroom sink, collecting dust without the satisfaction of fulfilling your purpose?
— Stephen Bartholomew is an IC columnist majoring in English Education at UT.
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Open House Sunday, April 17th 2:30-5 pm For Sale $124,900 Spacious 1800 sq ft ranch located at 3341 Hughes between Bancroft and Central Ave. Washington Local School district. Pristine condition in & out. 3 bedroom, LR, DR, Huge FR 22 x16, All appliances, fenced yard, 2.5 car attached garage. Call Linda Arent, Danberry Realtor for a private tour (419) 508-1112.
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For Rent 2,3,4,5,6,&7 Bedroom Homes. 2&3 Baths, all appliances including washer & dryer, security systems, free lawncare, plenty of parking, less than 1/2 mile from campus, some within walking distance. Call Rick at 419-283-8507! www.universityproperties.net
FOR RENT! Clean, spacious 4 Bedroom, 1 Full and 2 half bath home in Quiet, Safe neighborhood. Hardwood floors, full basement, large deck, plenty of parking. 3525 Rushland Ave. $1200 / mo. 419-236-2002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Apartment for rent, 4022 Walker, Huge 1 Bdrm, Fully Renovated, New Carpet/Vinyl, Basement Storage, Gas/ Electric, $430/mo + Utilities 419-787-5571
1205 Warwick Dr. Four bedrooms and two full baths close to UT. Large family room and dining area with two car garage and first floor washer and dryer. House equipped with security alarm, central AC, dishwasher, stove, fridge and fenced yard. Available beginning of June. Rent is $900/ month. One month rent is required as deposit, tenants pay all utilities, landlord pays for water/ sewer and city garbage/recycling collection. Pets are negotiable. Call Frank 419-902-1565 to set up a time to see the house. Spacious Room private bathroom (Rent Negotiable) Car needed to reach campus. Location: Richard Rd. near Ottawa Hills Recommendations Needed Call (419) 531-7283 between 10am-10pm
FOR RENT: 3 and 4 bedroom houses for rent all close to UT, free lawn care, secruity systems, all appliances included call or text 419-250-2504
Apartment; 2 Br, 3 Br, 4 Br Houses available. Leases available beginning May, June, July, or August. www.utrentals.net Shawn 419-290-4098
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A4 Police Blotter The following events occurred between April 4 and April 9. Anyone with information regarding these events should contact UT Police at 419-530-2600.
On April 4, a police officer was dispatched to the Student Recreation Center to take a theft report. The victim stated he set his Ohio State gym bag on the floor alongside one of the basketball courts and been playing basketball and working out. When he finished working out he went to retrieve the bag and it was missing. The bag included the victim’s wallet, $70 in cash, several clothing items, car keys and his cell phone. The total value of the stolen property was valued at $545. On April 6, a police officer was dispatched to the Student Recreation Center to take a theft report. The victim reported his wallet and iPhone, valued at $200, had been stolen from a digital locker in the Student Recreation Center. It is unclear how the locker was opened.
On April 5, a police officer was dispatched to the Crossings to take a burglary report. The victim reported he took off his engraved high school football team ring and put it in the bottom left drawer of his desk. The victim was unsure when he last saw the ring. The victim stated he
Independent Collegian locks the room to his door every time he leaves but his roommates do not. The ring was valued at $150. On April 5, a police officer was dispatched to the Crossings to take a burglary report. The victim stated an unknown person entered his room and stole some of his clothing including four pairs of Nike Air Jordan shoes, six pairs of blue jeans, 12 t-shirts and four of the victim’s sweaters. The victim had been out of town and received a phone call from his roommate who informed the victim his property had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry. The total value of the stolen clothing is $2,500. On April 6, a police officer was dispatched to Carter Hall East to take a burglary report. The victim stated she and her roommate left their room for a short period of time and noticed the victim’s laptop had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry. The laptop was valued at $1,100.
Theft from motor vehicle
On April 9, a police officer was dispatched to parking lot 10 to take a theft from motor vehicle report. The victim reported he left his van unlocked and his $800 iPad, wallet, social security card, several credit cards and $40 in cash were stolen.
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Kindergartner’s book aims to educate other kids about obesity, bullying By Dawn Turner Trice Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO _ Children began teasing LaNiyah Bailey about her weight two years ago when she was in pre-kindergarten. She told me they called her “fatty-pants” and “big, fat elephant girl.” Some kids said LaNiyah’s distended abdomen looked like she was carrying a baby. One adult, a former daycare provider, even called her “fatso.” LaNiyah’s mother, LaToya White, said that although most adults don’t say anything, many do stare when she and her daughter are in the grocery store. LaNiyah is now 6 and weighs 115 pounds, about 70 pounds more than the average child her age. “People look at me like, ‘What are you feeding her?’” said White, 34, who works for a property management company. “When we’re in the store, they look in my shopping cart expecting to find a bunch of junk food. But she’s always eaten healthy.” So, as this west suburban Berkeley, Ill., child finds herself at the intersection of a couple of hot issues _ the country’s epidemic of childhood obesity and the destructive effects of bullying _ her parents are determined to make sure neither erodes her self-esteem. White said that she and LaNiyah’s father, Songo Bailey, first noticed their daughter was gaining an abnormal amount of weight when she
was 3 years old. The family met with a nutritionist who put LaNiyah on a strict 1,800-calorie-per-day diet. They also hired a personal trainer, but LaNiyah’s weight continued to increase. She gained 30 pounds during 2009. “The personal trainer said, ‘Something is wrong,’” White said. “Outside of the training, she’s a very active girl. She’s taken dance classes, and she has a treadmill at home. And she runs around the house with our puppy.” White and Bailey took their daughter to doctor after doctor, and they blamed LaNiyah’s weight on bad dietary habits. “One doctor told me, right in front of LaNiyah’s face, ‘She’s just fat because you’re feeding her the wrong things,’” White said. “She became so self-conscious that she doesn’t wear jeans at all. She wears sweat pants, and I buy her cute tops. Or she’ll wear dresses because she’s a girlie-girl.” Outraged and frustrated, LaNiyah’s parents continued taking her to doctors until one ordered an X-ray, which showed LaNiyah had a swollen colon. Other tests have shown evidence that she may have a hormonal abnormality. She now is being treated by an endocrinologist and a gastroenterologist. “We want people to know that childhood obesity isn’t always food-induced,” said Bailey, 33, a firefighter. Dr. Rebecca Unger, a pediatrician at Children’s Memorial Hospital and a member of the Consortium to Lower Obesity
in Chicago Children, said it’s unusual for children to be obese because of issues not directly related to overeating. But it does happen. “By far the most common cause of childhood obesity is the imbalance between calories in and the amount of energy expended,” said Unger, who is not LaNiyah’s pediatrician. “But even when a child’s weight gain is because of medical reasons, the goal is to get it under control so there aren’t other adverse physical and psychological effects.” White said that while LaNiyah’s health was her biggest concern, she worried about how the weight was affecting LaNiyah’s self-confidence. So she and her daughter decided to write about it. The result is LaNiyah’s new book, “Not Fat Because I Wanna Be,” selfpublished by her mother. (Her website is www.notfatbecauseiwannabe.com.) LaNiyah said it explains how the teasing made her feel as well as how “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” “I came home crying to my mom and dad when I got teased and bullied,” said LaNiyah, who is an effervescent and cute little girl. “I want people to learn that bullying isn’t cool to do to other people.” White said that when she talked with her daughter about what to put in the book, the way LaNiyah expressed her feelings broke her mother’s heart. “I showed what I had to the editor (whom White hired),
and she said that we had to make it more fun to appeal to kids,” White said. “But when I read it to my daughter, she said, ‘I don’t want it to be fun. It’s not funny.’” Bailey said that when LaNiyah told him she was writing a book, he was surprised by how motivated and self-possessed she was. “I started to cry because I knew what she had been through and I was so impressed with her,” he said. “As a firefighter, I’m obligated to protect people and it doesn’t matter what they look like. It hurts me that people don’t have that same decency or kindness toward my child.” (EDITORS: STORY CAN END HERE) White said it’s not clear what LaNiyah’s future will hold in terms of her weight. She just wants her daughter to be healthy. “Right now, her confidence level is through the roof,” White said. “She told me she wants to be a chef, or day-care provider or a firefighter like her dad.” White said she understands that we live in a weight-obsessed world. She said she used to sing in a group, and her record label wanted her to be super-thin. “They make you feel like you have to be stick-thin,” said White, who at 5-foot-6 weighs about 160 pounds. “At my thinnest, I was 120 pounds. I’ve learned to accept myself the way I am, and I want LaNiyah to accept herself too, no matter her size.”
Arts and Life 1 B Locals lead record store lineup “Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.”
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Culture Clash Records, the location of the fourth annual Record Store Day, will host a lineup of bands that include Frank & Jesse, who are composed of John Salvage, Seth Williams, Eddie Keaveny and Shane Shirey, an employee of Culture Clash.
Artomatic 419! ends Saturday By IC Staff
—Check out Monday’s Arts and Life section for full coverage of Artomatic 419! including features on UT artists.
By Vincent D. Scebbi Arts and Life Editor
For the nontraditional art students at Owens Community College who balance more than just school, the eighth annual student art show is, according to Nathan Daulbaugh, the “carrot at the end of the stick.” “You bust your butt during the semesters. Being at Owens, a lot of people aren’t traditional students,” Daulbaugh said. “A lot of them work full time jobs, have families, they put a little more effort in than other schools.” The show, which premiered April 9 and ends April 30 in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery located in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, features almost 100
pieces of artwork by Owens students throughout the Northwest Ohio region. The three categories of work are photography, commercial art and fine art. Wynn Perry, the part-time coordinator of the gallery, said faculty from the three departments select outside jurors to decide which pieces to put on display. Perry added the feeling of success for the students is something that helps inspire her work in coordinating the show, describing a “really good feeling” when seeing your own artwork on display. Daulbaugh, who has three pieces of art on display, said students who have work on — Owens, Page B2
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The student artwork on display at Owens Community College range from photography, commercial art and fine art.
fashion advice from
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the most influential time to determine, reveal and mold one’s identity. Generally, this vision of identity and oneself is constantly changing. Since we encounter change on a daily basis, it would be foolish to assume that our
There is something huge to be said for the beauty that confidence and a pleasant smile can bring to a person. Even the silliest of outfits can look cute on someone who is convinced that it is so.
By Barb E. Dahl IC Staff Writer
College is filled to the brim with classes, meetings, books and friends. It is so full, in fact, that it can be incredibly easy to let the simple things in life — such as a snazzy outfit - go overlooked. However, college, in all of its sometimes-frenzied glory, is perhaps
— Record Store Day, Page B2
Student art show at OCC
For the third and final weekend, Artomatic 419! will run in downtown Toledo Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The free public event will be at 407 Washington and 25 S. St. Clair, located across Fifth-Third Field. Artomatic is a program of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo in which artists representing a variety of styles present their work. Some types of art include painting, sculpture, photography, dance, live music, performance art, theatre, one-of-a-kind installations and live art demonstrations. Some demos include a watercolor demo, felting and cold working techniques. Live music will play at both locations starting at 12:30 p.m.
Artomatic is a biennial event held every other year in a different location, primarily in unused or under-utilized buildings that could benefit from public exposure. Since its initial year, the event has increased in artists featured, number of visitors and size of its location. The 2009 site, 201 Morris St., underwent renovations to become a new venue and rental facility. According to the Artomatic website, nearly 300 visual, performing and literary artists are featured this year.
Toledo band Frank & Jesse is performing at two local venues Saturday and releasing its debut album “Let It Come Down,” as part of the fourth annual Record Store Day. “We’re an interesting case,” drummer Shane Shirey said. “I would never suggest any new band release their first thing on Record Store Day because it’s going to get lost in the shuffle. Our album is going to be exclusive just to Culture Clash Records. It’s kind of a different situation.” The band, named for the outlaw brothers Frank and Jesse James, features John Salvage on guitar and vocals, Seth Williams on guitar and Eddie Keaveny on bass. They are playing at Culture Clash Records, located on Secor Road, in the afternoon and holding a CD release party at Ottawa Tavern Saturday night. “It’s a good album,” Culture Clash’s Pat O’Connor said. “I’m real excited about it. I’ve heard a lot of his band over the last year. It’s real good. It’s driving rock with an alt-country edge to it. There’s excellent guitar with sweet licks, a guy who can really sing and drums that just don’t quit.” On top of the two performances, Shirey is working at Culture Clash, which opens at 10 a.m. The store will feature other bands such as psychedelic indie rockers The Black Angels who play at 1 p.m. before heading to Detroit for a sold-out show at the Magic
Stick. “There’s not going to be much room to move around if it’s anything like last year,” Shirey said. “While we had great bands last year, none of them are anywhere near on the page where The Black Angels are at right now. Even looking nationwide, we have the biggest one where the band is actually playing.” Record Store Day is a nationwide movement to shine a light on independent music retail and local business in general. “I’m blown away,” O’Connor said. “I love The Black Angels. One of their Record Store Day releases completely knocked me out. The day we got it in I probably listened to it nine times straight just flipping it and flipping it. It’s amazing.” One way bands and record companies support Record Store Day is by providing new releases exclusively to independent record stores. This year’s Record Store Day features more than 300 albums, including records from Foo Fighters, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. “It’s neat that a whole industry is gung ho to show our presence to everybody,” O’Connor said. “You can still turn people on to a lot of good stuff.” The Black Angels has three releases on Record Store Day including limited edition Bsides of its album “Phosphene Dream” on white vinyl. “We’ve chosen to celebrate by bringing in bands that
identities remain stagnant. The condition of one’s character is influenced by outside sources in addition to an inner sense of self. The beauty of having a strong identity, in terms of fashion, is our ability to express who we are through what we wear.
This is surely not to suggest that what a person wears defines them. In fact, not much could be further from the truth. Regardless of how a person dresses, clothes are simply sewn pieces of — Catwalk, Page B2
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A guitar on display at Culture Clash on Secor Road. Culture Clash will host Record Store Day Saturday.
Record Store Day From Page B1 embrace the day,” Shirey said. “The Black Angels embraced it big time by putting out three exclusive releases for that day. Even if you don’t pick up one of the releases, we’ve got these great bands playing starting at 1 p.m.” The majority of albums for
Owens From Page B1 display begin to have a sense of realization after having their work selected and begin going through the finalization process. “What I heard from a lot of students is that it’s one thing to get it ready, but to actually turn it in, signing the contract we had to do, it became real for them,” he said. Katrina Roberts, a student at Owens who studies commercial photography, has a
Record Store Day are released on vinyl. “When people think they stopped making vinyl, they never did. Independent record labels always press that stuff. Major labels have picked up on it the last couple years. You won’t see the new Britney Spears on record. They did do the new Lady Gaga, because that appeals to a DJ crowd.”
O’Connor sees Record Store Day as an opportunity to introduce people to quality music. “Music is still widely enjoyed; it’s not like music has died down,” O’Connor said. “The physical end of music certainly has really diminished. This turns people on to the alt experience you take in at a record store and preserves that culture.”
Hockney photo on display. A Hockney photo is a type of art in which smaller, zoomed-in photos comprise a larger landscape. Roberts’ piece, for example, is of a tree. “It was an assignment I liked and I thought that I could do more of and different things of so I played around with different things,” Roberts said. Both students’ work displayed was based on classroom assignments. Perry said because most pieces were class assignments, the art reflects the faculty and art
programs. “I think the student’s work reflects not only on them but on the growth of the faculty because the student work reflects what they are learning,” Perry said. “I think it’s a positive thing all the way round.” Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the art gallery, https://www. owens.edu/arts/
fabric that happen to be covering a complex human underneath. Clothes are not capable of telling a person’s story, but in some instances they may hold a captivating and interesting introduction. It can’t be helped — every time we throw on a piece of clothing, we are telling the world a little bit about who we are or even just what we feel like on a particular day. For this reason, if nothing else, I encourage everyone, not just those who consider themselves fashionistas, to perform a serious wardrobe evaluation. Keep in mind that ‘wardrobe evaluation’ does not include angrily staring at your closet wishing for the
Thursday, April 14, 2011 newest items on the shelves. Although it is a lot of fun being a clothes—horse, that mentality won’t get you anywhere in your search for self—identity. Instead, pick out the pieces of clothing that you like and feel comfortable in. This seems like such obvious advice, but it’s true. All of us are guilty of buying clothes for the wrong reasons every once in a while. It’s easy to convince yourself that a pair of super-hip but poorly fitting skinny jeans looks good on you when they’re on the clearance rack. And when your shopping partners gawk over that tight blue shirt you’ve just tried on, it can be easy to forget the form—fitting discomfort you may feel and
make the purchase. However, our clothes should suit us. While they may do the job of taking a tiny fraction of our personalities and showing them off, they should never take anything away from our confidence. As long as your clothes are showing off who you are — and not an excessive amount of skin — of course, then wear them with pride. There is something huge to be said for the beauty that confidence and a pleasant smile can bring to a person. Even the silliest of outfits can look cute on someone who is convinced that it is so. From here on out, don’t let the judgments of others dictate your wardrobe. Be hip, be cool, and most importantly, be yourself.
Deputy AD will retire on Dec. 31 Courtesy of the UT Athletic Department
Deputy Athletic Director Mike Karabin announced today that he will retire from the University of Toledo effective Dec. 31, 2011. Karabin, 54, has been a coach and administrator at UT for the past 32 years. A 1980 graduate of UT, Karabin was inducted into UT’s Varsity ‘T’ Hall of Fame in 2007. “I am proud of what I have helped accomplish in my association with UT Athletics,” said Karabin. “I have been enriched by my experience at UT, particularly with all the great people I have had the privilege to work with and come to know as friends over the years. I will truly miss that part of my life. “I will have had 32 years of service at UT as of this December, which is the uniform number I wore when I played baseball for the Rockets all those years ago, so that number has a nice ring to it for me. I will always be a Rocket, but I feel like it’s time for me to pursue other things in my life.” UT Athletic Director Mike O’Brien said Karabin’s impact on UT Athletics will be missed. “Mike Karabin has devoted himself to the University of Toledo as a student-athlete, coach and administrator,” said O’Brien. “His induction into the Varsity ‘T’ Hall of Fame as a student-athlete and coach in the Rockets’ baseball program speaks to his accomplishments on the field. As an administrator, Mike has played a major role in the growth of the UT Athletics program in countless ways. He can be very proud of his many achievements at UT. We wish the very best for Mike with his upcoming
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retirement from UT, and wish him well in all his future endeavors.” As UT’s deputy athletic director, Mike Karabin has been responsible for a broad range of the athletic department’s operations, including marketing, development, television, radio, sales, sport management, football scheduling, special events, game management, budget management and facilities development. He played a lead role in the funding and planning for the “Building Champions” capital campaign that included the construction of the Sullivan Athletics Complex, the renovation of Savage Arena and the construction of the Fetterman Training Center. As the director of the program’s marketing efforts, Karabin helped the football program set a Mid-American Conference record for season ticket sales last fall with 11,009. Throughout Karabin’s tenure, UT rouKarabin tinely led the MAC in home attendance in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, and also paced the league in revenue generated by ticket sales, marketing revenue and donations. Karabin’s duties also include serving as the department’s supervising administrator for baseball. His efforts in football scheduling helped bring schools such as Syracuse, Minnesota, Purdue, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Iowa State, Navy, UNLV, Kansas, Fresno State and Boise State to the Glass Bowl. In 2001, Karabin served seven months as interim athletic director. During his term as interim A.D., Karabin redirected resources in the department, saving hundreds of
thousands of dollars. He also spearheaded the drive to get a new playing surface installed into the Glass Bowl in time for the 2001 season. Under Karabin’s guidance, the athletic department set a record for revenue generation from ticket sales, sponsorships, advertising and donations, and also sold a schoolrecord 10,105 season tickets for football. UT set MAC records in football season attendance average (30,014) and single-game attendance (36,852 vs. Navy on Oct. 27) under Karabin’s reign, and led the nation in attendance as a percentage of capacity (114.4%). Prior to his appointment as interim A.D., Karabin served as associate athletic director from 1997-2001, assistant athletic director from 1991-97, director of marketing and development from 1987-91 and promotions director from 1979-87. He returned to his position as senior associate athletic director when O’Brien was named athletic director in 2002, and was later promoted to deputy athletic director in 2008. Karabin’s other major accomplishments include directing the $20 million renovation of the Glass Bowl and the construction of the Larimer Athletic Complex in 1990-91, and the construction of the Findlay Building in 2001-02. Karabin played baseball at UT and won the MAC batting crown as a senior with a .419 average. He signed with the Chicago Cubs and played for two seasons in their organization before returning to UT as a coach. He was the head baseball coach for one season in 1982, leading the Rockets to a second-place finish in the MAC. He was assistant baseball coach from 1979-81, and again from 1983-87.
Locke From Page B4 “I just went out there and competed,” Locke said. “I knew that Michigan had been struggling and I just wanted to work ahead, make them swing the bats and be aggressive and let my defense do the work.” “The big thing is just throwing strikes,” Mee said. “He’s always had great stuff, arguably some of the best stuff on our team. He’s really going out and pounding the strike zone now.” The Rockets took an early lead after scoring three in the second inning. Following a sacrifice fly from rightfielder Jeff Cola (0 for 3, 1 RBI), catcher James Miglin (2 for 4, 1 RBI) and second baseman Wes White (2 for 3, 1 RBI) both drove in a run on a pair of RBI singles to put UT ahead by three. Michigan struck back in the bottom of the inning with a solo home run by Coley Crank, but that would be the final run of the game. “That home run I just left that pitch up,” Locke said. “It just gives you more fire to go do the best for the team. I had to go out there Zach Davis / IC and shut them down.” Junior Tyler Scott al- Ben Hammer slides in safely on a pickoff attempt before steallowed two baserunners in ing second on the next pitch. The Rockets won thier 11th the eighth but got out of the straight game yesterday in a 3-1 win over Michigan. inning after leftfielder Tyler Grogg made a jumping Matt Zahel (1.04 ERA) not excited about it and getting catch to end the inning. available for action after another win feels good. These “I think everybody’s pitching in Tuesday night’s are the kind of games early in hearts stopped for a secvictory over Lake the year we let get away from ond,” Mee said. Erie College, UT us. To win another game like “He timed it percalled upon Adam this is really a good thing and fectly. That’s reTyson in the ninth. hopefully a confidence boost ally the toughest The freshman reliev- for our guys.” ball for an outer collected his secThe Rockets will try to exfielder – a line Toledo 3 ond save on the year, tend their winning streak to drive right at you. Michigan 1 pitching a perfect 12 when they begin a threeHe did a good job frame while lowering game series this weekend of reading it and his ERA to just 1.33 on the when they travel to face archtimed it perfectly. There’s season to clinch the victory rival Bowling Green (11-18, no doubt that was a huge over their Big 10 opponent. 5-4 MAC). The series begins play in the game.” “Obviously they are a great on Friday at 3 p.m. before 1 With setup man Alex Ra- program and a good team,” p.m. matchups on both Saturdon (2.84 ERA) and closer Mee said. “Our guys are day and Sunday.
I came here as a kid ... Now I’m playing and pitching on the same field as the one I was watching as a kid. It feels great. Jared Locke UT Sophomore Starting Pitcher
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Zach Davis – Editor
Toledo Spring Football Game Blue vs. Gold on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Glass Bowl Blue Team Offense
LT - Mike VanDerMeulen, Mark Mattraw LG – Robert Lisowski C – Zac Kerin RG – Jeff Myers RT – Fadi Farha, Ben Steele
TE – Danny Noble, Justin Jones, Jared Straight QB – Terrance Owens, David Pasquale TB – Morgan Williams, Darius Reeves X WR – Cordale Scott, Rusnak, Carmona Z WR – Tim Cortazzo, Sam Gaymon M WR – Eric Page, Cas sius McDowell
Defense DE – Christian Smith, Grant Pleasant NT – Johnie Roberts, Zac Rosenbauer DT – Malcolm Riley, Dan ny Farr Leo – Jayrone Elliott Will – Terrell Anderson, James Gordon Mike – Dan Molls,
Star – Byron Best CB – Taikwon Paige, Adams
RC – Keith Suggs, T. Smith SS – Diauntae Morrow, Vlad Emilien
Special Teams Kicker – Bill Claus Punter – Allen Magazen ni, Cory Smith Snapper – Colin McHugh
Locke, Toledo shut down Michigan 3-1
Gold Team Offense LT – Josh Hendershot LG – Phillipkeith Man ley, Sam Cherry C – Erik Carlson RG – Greg Mancz
Win 11th straight game
RT – A.J. Lindeman
By Zach Davis Sports Editor
TB – Adonis Thomas, Da vid Fluellen
QB – Austin Dantin, Dwight Macon
ANN ARBOR – Michigan native Jared Locke brought a horde of followers with him to face the team he watched as a child. He didn’t disappoint. Locke (2-1) allowed just one run over seven innings as Toledo (18-15, 7-2 Mid-American Conference) won its 11th straight game with a 3-1 victory over Michigan yesterday. “I came here as a kid and watched some of the games,” Locke said. “Now I’m playing and pitching on the same field as the one I was watching as a kid. It feels great. I can’t really say anything else besides that.” “I can’t say enough about his performance,” Toledo Head Coach Cory Mee said. “Jared was outstanding today. It was really good to see him settle in. We needed that today. We kind of taxed the pitching staff a little bit playing 10 games in the last two weeks. We needed him to go deep into the game and he gave us a great outing.” Locke allowed just three hits to the Wolverines (9-22) while striking out three and walking two. The sophomore starter had a 10.8 ERA with his longest outing being just 3.2 innings before his start last Thursday against Cleveland State, but since has given up just one run on seven hits in his last 14 innings, lowering his ERA to 4.88. — Locke, Page B3
X WR – Kenny Stafford, James Green
Z WR – Jimmy Davidson, Jeff Moore
M WR – Bernard Reedy, Julian Bellinger
Defense DE – Hank Keighley, Ben Pike, Keenen Gibbs NT – Elijah Jones DT – Johnathan Lamb, Phil Lewis
Leo – T.J. Fatinikun, Da mien McIntosh Will – Ray Bush, Noland Mike – Robert Bell, Dawalyn Harper Star – Charles Rancifer CB – Anthony Washing ton, John James RC – Desmond Marrow SS – Isaiah Ballard FS – Ethan Kagy, Joe Missler
Special Teams Kicker – Clay Simpkins Zach Davis / IC
Sophomore starter Jared Locke allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings yesterday.
Punter – Vince Penza Snapper – Colin McHugh
Griffin, Thomas leave UT By Zach Davis Sports Editor
Toledo Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk confirmed to the Independent Collegian this week that guards Malcolm Griffin and J.T. Thomas will not be returning to the men’s basketball program for the 2011 season. The Independent Collegian first reported their possible departures on March 28 when a source close to the team claimed they were “as good as gone” for next year. “J.T. and Malcolm have both decided to transfer,” Kowalczyk said. “They are both wonderful people and I hope the best for them. Any way we can possibly help in the future we certainly will.” Griffin averaged a teamhigh 12 points, 3.97 assists and 1.35 steals in 31 games this season. It will be the second consecutive season the Rockets have lost their leading scorer to a transfer, after Jake Barnett (12.9 ppg) left for St. Louis after his freshman season in 2010. In Griffin’s absence, forward Hayden Humes is the lone remaining player which former Head Coach Gene Cross recruited. Thomas injured the fifth metatarsal in his foot late in the season and played just 19 games this season. He averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.68 assists for
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Malcolm Griffin led the Rockets in scoring (12 ppg) in 2011. the Rockets this year. Thomas began the season as the first freshman captain Kowalczyk had coached in his nine years of head coaching experience between Wisconsin Green Bay (2002-10) and Toledo
(2011). He was stripped of his captaincy just 14 games in after being suspended along with Griffin and Reese Holliday for a game against Alabama for “missing curfew and violating a team rule.”
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Frey Named Player of the Week Senior Ashley Frey tallied the lone victory in the 6-1 loss against Akron last Saturday.