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CNSM may eliminate foreign language requirement By Sura Khuder IC Features Editor

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is proposing changes to its curriculum that will eliminate the foreign language requirement for incoming students. The Faculty Senate still has to vote on the proposal for it to go into effect and may not be approved until next fall. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree are not

required to take any foreign language, while those pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree will be required to satisfy a “cultural diversity requirement.” This requirement can be fulfilled by taking two semesters of a foreign language or spending one semester studying abroad in any country. The changes to the CNSM curriculum come in response to the former College of Arts and Sciences splitting into three separate colleges, which

the Board of Trustees approved last fall. Anthony Quinn, professor of biology and head of the committee in charge of drafting the changes to the college’s curriculum, said answers as to why CAS split were unsatisfactory to a large part of the UT community. “So here we are almost a year later and the questions still is ‘why did you guys do this,’ and for much the answer is still ‘we’re not quite sure,’” he said.

Quinn said since Arts and Sciences split, the new colleges have the opportunity to redefine themselves. Brian Ashburner, associate dean of the CNSM and associate professor of biology, said the biggest change proposed to the curriculum has been the elimination of the foreign language requirement. Ashburner said eliminating foreign language requirements makes students’ curriculums more flexible so they can take

other courses which better cater to their degree. Although the college as a whole will eliminate or reduce the foreign language requirement, specific departments may choose to require one for their students. According to Quinn, less college requirements would allow students to take more courses directed towards their professional aspirations, making them more competitive after they graduate.

Previously, if a student did not place into any foreign language when they entered CNSM, they would be required to complete 14 credit hours in order to be proficient in a language at the intermediate level. Quinn said the committee concluded the goal of the previous CAS foreign language requirement was to increase exposure and a student’s — Foreign language, Page A2

Later classes affect grades, increase chances of binge drinking problems By Jennifer Ison IC Staff Writer

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According to a study by professors at St. Lawrence University, the later a student’s classes are, the more likely they are to binge drink. The study says later classes also mean lower grades.

Students with later class times are more likely to earn lower grades, according to a study done by professors at St. Lawrence University. Psychology professors Serge Onyper and Pamela Thacher concluded students who had later class times generally got more sleep, but also had more time to go out with friends and drink alcohol. On the other hand, it appears that when students know they have an early class, they may tend to avoid nights out, according to a Sept. 7 article in the St. Lawrence News. “Students who had later class start times tended to stay up later, were not as well rested, had more daytime sleepiness and earned slightly lower grade point averag-

es,” the article stated. According to a recent article in The Arkansas Traveler, students “also reported more alcohol use and more binge drinking.” Students at the University of Toledo are no exception. Chrisshauna Roberts, a freshmen double majoring in photography and sociology, prefers early morning classes so she can get through class and have time for studying and other responsibilities. She admits to drinking three times a week. “On Tuesday night, I’ll say I have a glass or two and on weekends, unlimited,” Roberts said. “I don’t drink on Sunday nights because I have class Monday morning.” Healthier daily choices can be more motivating. “Those who elect earlier

Interfaith dialogue examines interpretation of scripture Abbey Agler For the IC

About 400 people showed up to discuss the misconceptions about Islam and Catholicism at the sixth Catholic-Muslim Dialogue last Thursday. This year’s dialogue, the Principles of Interpretation of Scripture in Catholicism and Islam, occurred in the Student Union Building Auditorium with UT Professor Emeritus Amjad Hussain and Geoffrey Grubb, dean of the college of arts and sciences and professor of theological studies at Lourdes University as the speakers. Moderator of the lecture, Najwa Badawi, said she expected only 120 people to attend but was pleasantly surprised at the turnout.

Each speaker spent approximately 20 minutes clarifying misconceptions about the two religions, mainly covering the idea of scripture. Grubb opened the dialogue with how interpretations of the scriptures are not limited to literal translation. “Everything God wants in the book is there, but it’s written in the way of the limited human being, limited by his/her ignorance, vision, world,” he said. According to Grubb, interpretation has changed as languages developed; it can be, however, expressed and discussed in many ways. “Interpretation is an attempt to draw meaning from the text and what it

classes may be more motivated to find ways to offset the early start time by making healthier choices about their daily living,” Thacher said in the St. Lawrence News article. Zane Bauman, a sophomore majoring in business and sales, prefers taking afternoon classes so he can sleep in. He admits to leaving little time for studying except for between classes. Bauman said he often takes naps and goes out with friends rather than studying, resulting in skipping any morning classes he may have. “I do notice more sleepiness [among students] right after lunch and late afternoon,” said Jon Elhai, associate professor of psychology at UT. Stephen Christman, professor — Late, Page A2

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Professor Emeritus Amjad Hussain spoke at the sixth-annual Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Thursday. About 400 people attended. means,” Grubb said. “And that’s done a lot of ways in the church, but also art, music and conversations

among friends.” He said even a difference — Interfaith, Page A2

Chaser’s on Dorr Street is now only admitting and hiring college students. “People can only come in who are college students 18 and older, and if a person is not dressed right and looks like trouble they are not coming in,” said owner Adis Kurtovic. Kurtovic said if a person “looks like” a college student, they will be let in without a college I.D, but older adult students will more than likely have to show a college I.D. for entry. “By hiring college students, especially those in a college organization, those students are going tell 80 other students,” he said.

Kurtovic said making Chaser’s a college-crowd-only bar will reduce problems. “We will have fewer problems with college kids because they are more likely to know one another than if [it] were mixed,” he said. Kurtovis said one of the managers at Chasers is a UT graduate. Kurtovic said he is a fan of student organizations at UT because they help bring in a lot of business. Kurtovic said he wants to keep Chaser’s safe for students, so enforcing tight security based on how patrons look and act determines their access. If a student does not act “right,” access will be denied.

Do you think a foreign language requirement is necessary? Why?

Yes. America doesn’t have a central language and students need to learn that there are other cultures.

Marcus L. Everett Fresh., poli. sci.

No, I don’t think it necessary for a college education.

Neil Smith

Junior, psychology

Roger Swanson Fresh., pre-med.

Yes. Most fields nowadays involve other countries and languages.

Deborah Huff

It depends on the major. I think that if you aren’t going to use it, it shouldn’t be required.

Fresh., biomed. engineering

If you aren’t going to use it in your major or career, I don’t think it should be required.

Matt Goulding

Fresh., mech. engineering

Check out our story on the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics eliminating its foreign language requirement at the top of this page.


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Independent Collegian the Quran and those who believe in Jewish scriptures and the Christian saviors,” he said. “Anyone who believes in God and the Day of Judgment and good righteousness shall have their reward with their Lord. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, as long as you believe in those things.” Hussain said the way in which the original text of the Quran was lost through interpretation and language translation concerns him.

The dialogue first began in 2000, with Badawi as the chair member. Her mentor, Maryse Mikhail, organized the first event to spread religious understanding between the two. The event has not been held since 2004. Badawi felt it was important to bring back the event, not only due to the demand, but also because of the 10 year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. She felt people needed it now, just like they did right after the attacks in 2001.

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of psychology at UT, said he also recognizes students in morning classes are more attentive and engaged than those in afternoon classes. “This probably reflects, in part, a drop in arousal levels during the early afternoon after lunch,” he said. Christman said he wonders if the study is right in concluding late sleepers are prone to alcohol and academic problems or if binge drinking simply leads to sleeping in late. “In either case, once a student gets in the habit of staying up late during the week, especially if they go out drinking, their normal circadian rhythm starts getting shifted to later and later times, making it harder and harder to go to bed at a reasonably early time and wake up at a reasonable time in the morning,” Christman said. Christman said the circadian rhythm is the 24-hour bodily rhythm that governs the sleeping and waking cycle, which may explain why students who sleep in are not performing as well as their early-rising peers. “The effects of later classstart times might include more sleep, but this might be offset by lower quality sleep, which in turn might affect students’ ability to engage, intellectually, with their coursework,” Thacher said in the article.

appreciation for different cultures and diversity. “The conclusion is [this] doesn’t have to be obtained through a foreign language course, it could be done through anthropology, history course, fine arts courses,” he said. “There are other ways to achieve that cultural diversity as opposed to mandating foreign language.” Students currently enrolled in CNSM may choose to follow the new college curriculum as opposed to the catalog they entered, but they must fulfill all the requirements outlined in the catalog they chose to follow, according to

Ashburner. Linda Rouilliard, associate professor of French, said while every college has a right to determine its curriculum, she thinks it’s sad students would not be encouraged to take a foreign language. “I think that science and math students need to have the extra exposure to the foreign languages as a component of their humanities education,” Rouilliard said. “Students in those fields will also have some additional professional opportunities because of their foreign language and intercultural experience and I really hate to see them to not be encouraged to take full advantage of those opportunities.”

in gender can open a new understanding of religious texts. Hussain began by explaining how the Quran was prepared and how it differs from the Bible in arrangement, but not ideas, paralleling concepts of the Quran to those of the Bible. “And it says very clearly [who will be granted salvation] those who believe in

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Rise and shine students The first month of school is quickly coming to an end and students are determining their routines for tackling schoolwork. Finals week is where these methods will make or break the student for the semester. So what’s the first thing most students reach for in the wee hours of the night to study or to prepare for a typical study night? Most times, the answer is coffee. Research at St. Lawrence University shows students who sign up for later class times are more likely to suffer grade-wise in school. According to the study these afternoon classes lead to sleepiness and give students more of a reason to party or study late. According to the St. Lawrence News, early-rising students compared to the slow movers get a better quality of sleep. The 9 a.m. student is well-rested compared to the one rolling out of their bed at noon. Coffee has become the tired student’s best friend. The caffeinated beverage made its debut as plain and black — the working man’s drink. Recently, we’ve updated our choices with mocha, latte, macchiato and frappe. We even made it “iced,” dressing up the boring cup of joe to accommodate our modern lifestyles. If you ask coffee-drinking adults when they had their first cup of coffee, a lot of them would say it was during a late night cramming session in college. Now, universities invest in Starbucks, Biggby or any other coffee joint just to give students a quality dose of caffeine. At UT, the Starbucks in the Student Union Building seems to always be overwhelmed with students craving a boost of energy. Customers can range from early birds grabbing a quick cup to the sleepy student who just woke up for their first class at 2 p.m. Students think if they get a caffeinefilled drink, they can push through one more study question. They are either doing more work than they should or making up for the time they lost to get something done. Recent studies, however, say coffee is not as quick and easy a fix as they think -- and neither is sleeping in. Students who have afternoon classes seem to have little motivation to do anything productive. Obviously college students need time in the week to just relax with friends and enjoy a night out, but there are always priorities. If a student needs to study for a big exam, they need to plan accordingly based on their chosen method of studying. But studying into the night, like many overachieving students do, may not be the best solution. According to Professor Emeritus Michael Posner at the University of Oregon,

the brain becomes extremely tired after working for long periods of time. So, taking a break instead of burning the midnight oil is the better alternative. Research shows looking at calming images or doing light activities requiring little attention is more relaxing. For example, taking a walk in the park is much more effective at putting the mind at ease than driving to the nearest coffee venue. Think of that one student in your class who always participates or is taking notes vigorously at 8:30 in the morning. They probably go to class, spend their day productively and go to bed at a decent hour. While they sip on a bottle of water during class in the front row, others in the back suck down a tall mocha latte with a double shot of espresso, trying to stay awake through the lecture. At the University of Bristol, a study shows caffeine does boost a body’s energy, but it doesn’t always improve performance. Coffee actually makes the drinker feel more stressed afterwards than before the first sip. In addition, students who are slow to start their day are less attentive and aware of their surroundings. So combining coffee with a later daily schedule can lead to a groggy, lazy and uninterested student. Does the competitive job market have any takers? Absolutely not. Employers want alert and aware employees to get the job done, regardless of the time of day. Students who use their study time for other things less important may also be the ones who work late into the night, trying to make up that lost time. In college, you learn the meaning of time management, and you can choose your schedule to help yourself prepare. You can decide how much work you are able to do, even without the caffeine or partying all night. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, physicians and professors agree pushing through a long period of demanding work requires personal willpower. Willpower is something else college students also learn — including the willpower to get up out of bed for an early class because they know it will be beneficial to them. It also means passing up on the third cup of coffee in order to push through the day with a little less caffeine. If you tell yourself you’ll get through a task instead of saying, “I’m done for the night,” you’ll actually perform better. Who would have thought that the only thing standing between you and your mental fatigue is yourself?

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This commentary is in regards to the article “Smoking Policies Questioned” published on Sept. 12, 2011. The purpose of this rebuttal is to clarify the fact regarding the tobacco policy that was misrepresented by Ryan Konn. From a health perspective there are many reasons why this tobacco policy should be implemented. Tobacco usage, as well as second-hand smoke, is a riskfactor for many of the leading causes of death, including, but not limited to, heart disease, cancer, and COPD. This policy stands as an effective way to better the health of both smokers and nonsmokers. Although the previous arguments have noted the inconvenience factors surrounding the designated tobacco areas, for the many smokers trying to quit, the inconvenience serves as an intervention and a first step in quitting or reducing use. Non-smokers in return get the satisfaction of breathing in clean air and not being exposed to second-hand smoke. Without a strict tobacco policy implemented, there is no happy medium in benefits for smokers and non-smokers. Smokers, in the end, win the battle because the effects of

smoking are not limited to only the smoker. Incidentally, the smokers at UT only make up 21 percent of the population on-campus, but will have an effect on 100 percent of the population. Smoking not only hurts your health, but your pocket as well. We all know the cost of cigarettes, so I will not stress on this. But aside from the actual cost of tobacco is the cost to clean up cigarette butts that are littered around campus. It costs thousands of dollars each year to pick up the butts, which we all pay for indirectly. By eliminating tobacco or even centralizing the area where tobacco is used, the clean-up takes less time and money. With every policy is precedence. Currently, 530 colleges and universities are 100 percent smoke-free. Many wellknown schools have enacted these policies, such as Miami of Ohio, University of Florida, The University of Michigan and University of Kentucky. At UT, 57.8 percent of people surveyed believed that a more restrictive tobacco policy was needed, which is why this tobacco policy was put into place. Ryan mistakenly assumed and interpreted from the

results of the tobacco vote that the majority of people prefer the old tobacco policy--no smoking within 30 feet of an entryway. However, approximately two-fifths wanted the campus to ban tobacco all together, and another fifth voted for implementing designated smoking areas. From the initial tobacco debate to the student petition, everyone was encouraged to voice their opinion in a democratic way. Further, in order for the tobacco policy to be enacted on our campus, the policy had to go through many organizations on campus, such as Student Government, Faculty Senate, and Resident Life Council, just to name a few, for recommendations and support. Three designated smoking areas were originally proposed, which ultimately was increased to seven, based on the feedback from these organizations, thus demonstrating a collaborative, democratic process. In conclusion, the new tobacco policy represents a reasonable compromise for students, faculty, staff, visitors, smokers and non-smokers alike. — Lisa Persico Toledo, Ohio

So many jobs, so little money President Obama, after multiple failures at kick starting the economy, is now seeking to pass the American Jobs Act in Congress. This, however, would be a bad idea. A n y analysis of the bill requires the recognition of a crucial fact — the Ramana g o v e r n ment is Reddy not a profit making corporation. Any funding it receives — dollar for dollar — has to necessarily come from productive, private individuals. Since the government does not make any money, any financing for roads or bridges has to come from individuals. It is a classic case of taking one persons money so that another may profit from it. Innocent people are made to part with their hard-earned money so that others may take jobs to fulfill their needs. The government threatens to initiate force on people if they do not part with their property. The use of force, especially by the government, should be banned in all human relationships because it prevents an individual from using his distinctive mode of survival — his reasoning mind. Although roads and schools could be useful, a practice of human sacrifice should have no place in a civilized society. Economically speaking, the American Jobs Act is a disaster. Because the government is not a profit-making organization, it has no way to “create” jobs because it cannot accumulate capital as a private entity does. All it can do is redistribute jobs from the private to the public sector. Every public sector job comes at the expense of a job that would have otherwise existed in the private sector. While the government has the psychological advantage

of publicizing the fact that it “has put hundreds of thousands of construction workers back on the job,” it requires effort on our part to see the same hundreds of thousands of people who would have otherwise been employed in various industries. It is not merely a transfer of jobs from the private sector to the public sector. It is a losing proposition. Taxes that fund such schemes discourage production. Old employers do not hire as many people as they used to, and many are deterred from starting up a new business. In the long run, this means fewer businesses and

If we are to recover from the recession, the government must get out of the way of the entrepreneur.

consequently fewer products, services and jobs. Individuals did not invest in such construction schemes because they value other things more highly. In the absence of such government interference, people would strive to maximize their wealth by cutting costs and investing their limited funds efficiently through voluntary exchanges. The government’s mode of operation amounts to the opposite-maximize jobs without any reference to maximizing wealth. The government simply taxes away people’s money and substitutes a bureaucrat’s judgment with a producer’s judgment. They miss out on the fact that any savings that result from cutting

jobs will be invested back into the business or will be reinjected into the economy in the form of new jewelry for the wife or a new coat from the tailor. Such savings work to maximize wealth and employment in the long run. Job creation without reference to maximizing wealth would drastically reduce an average person’s standard of life. If job creation was our only goal, we could ban computers and labor-saving machinery. We could have construction workers digging with spoons instead of machines and shovels. This, however, would drastically raise prices and bring about an era of stagnation. A society grows richer by saving labor with the use of machines. This leaves many others free to engage in other pursuits, creating more wealth for everyone involved. This is the essence of a division of labor system. Compare this with a society where people engage in back-breaking, mindless, repetitive and menial jobs with little or no output. This is what job creation without reference to maximizing wealth would look like. If we are to recover from the recession, the government must get out of the way of the entrepreneur. A study conducted by the Small Business Association showed that it cost $1.75 trillion for small businesses just to comply with various regulations. Our tax code now runs over 100,000 pages, shackling producers at every turn. The President could drastically reduce unemployment if he simply cut spending, pledged no further tax increases and froze all new regulation. Our nation must reverse course.

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Exhibit honors UT artist community By Caitlin Arthurs For the IC

The University of Toledo art community was well recognized at the 2011 Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition. Out of the 66 works included in the exhibition, seven were submitted by University of Toledo alumni, faculty or students. The TAA Exhibition is a tradition nearly as old as the Toledo Art Museum itself as the program hit its 93rd year. Brian Kennedy, Toledo

Museum of Art director and Amy Gilman, associate director, served as the jurors for this year’s exhibition and had some difficulty in determining which of the 757 submitted pieces would be on display. “We were basically looking at narrowing it down until we felt that there was a really good show, and it just so happened that that narrowed it down to about 66,” Gilman said. “It could be somebody that pushes the medium in a different direction, or anything

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Timothy Gaewsky’s piece “Things We Fear In Life Are Things We Can’t Control,” which won the UT Art Department Award.

like that, but really our largest determining factor was quality.” The winners of the various awards were recognized at the opening ceremony on Aug. 26. Leslie Adams, a UT alumna, received a First Award for her work “Senzione: A Self Portrait,” and was given the opportunity to display her work in her own exhibit at the museum next year. Gilman recalls what it was that made Adams’ work so effective. “There were a number of the elements there that we thought were particularly compelling,” Gilman said. “It’s a wonderful charcoal drawing, but it is also very interesting and complex in the fact that it’s a self-portrait and it has the medical component in the background. Leslie is a wonderful artist. She is incredibly skilled at portraiture and her work seems to be much more personal.” Adams was also presented with an award from the National League of American Pen Women’s Northwest Ohio branch. Her solo exhibit will be on display in 2012. The representation of UT’s artistic community did not stop with Adams. Seder Burns, lecturer of new media at UT, also walked away with an award for his photograph “Sunset at the RV Lot.”. The photo earned the Israel Abramofsky Award of the Temple-Congregation Shomer Emunim. The University of Toledo Art Department Award was given to Tim Gaewsky, a Toledo resident, for his mixed-media piece “The Things We Fear in Life Are the Things We Can’t Control.” This award is given based on

pushing the boundaries of a chosen medium. Jan Thomas, a UT student majoring in art history, won the Potters Guild Award for her ceramic piece entitled “Tattoo.” Among these, were still others who represented the UT artistic community. UT student Susan Mitchell also had her work “Jack-Jack Sleeps,” a three-color woodcut, chosen. “I See Myself Aging,” a digital photograph submitted by alumnus Karen Matthews and “Through the Looking Lens,” a watercolor by alumnus Chelsea Younkman, were also chosen. UT was represented again by Mania Dajnak, part-time faculty member in the art department, who submitted a piece called “Her Fractured Architecture 1,” a conte crayon and woodcut collage. The strong response by the University of Toledo artistic community comes almost as a surprise to Gilman, but not an unwelcome one. “I’m delighted,” she said. “The University of Toledo Art Department is feeding the community in a variety of ways by bringing professors here who develop deep roots in the community and stay here, by educating students that need to live in the community and by continuing to bring in the people from outside who go on to submit for the show. So, I think that’s fantastic.” According to Gilman, few museums continue to hold juried exhibitions of original artwork. “When this exhibition started,

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UT alumna Leslie Adams won the First Award at the exhibit. there were many, many like it around the country held by museums and other art organizations and now there are many fewer of them,” she said. The support for the Toledo Museum of Art by the surrounding artistic community helps greatly to keep programs like the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition popular and growing.

“I think that [the support] was really indicated by the large number of people we had at the opening at the end of August, which was fantastically attended,” Gilman said. “I thought it was wonderful.” The exhibit runs through Sept. 25 in the Canaday Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art and admission is free.

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PARK(ing) Day

Last Friday, the annual worldwide event PARK(ing) Day took place along Adams Street downtown. Participants artistically modified metered parking spaces to present the need for more urban open space. University of Toledo theatre, film, music and art students and faculty, as well as other local organizations, contributed to the cause to help improve health and space within cities.

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A still from Lydia Kane’s surreal film “Reflect” starring Weslie Detwiler. The film was recently accepted into two different film festivals.

Many film students dream of winning an Oscar in the best director category. This dream is one step closer to coming true for sophomore film major Lydia Kane as her final project in last semester’s Film I class was recently accepted into two film festivals. Kane’s film “Reflect” was accepted into the FilmShift Festival in Somerville, Mass., near Boston, as well as the Flatland Film Festival in Lubbock, Texas. The film addresses issues concerning beauty, insecurities and vanity from the perspective of a young adult female and stars Weslie Detwiler, a sophomore majoring in English, as the female lead. “Research was the first important step of being accepted into any film festival,” Kane said. “After I found the film festivals I wanted to submit to, I sent them a DVD and paid the submission

fee. Then I waited and prayed that I would be given a chance for my film to be shown in at least one festival.” Kane said she first became interested in film during her Media Communications class in high school. “I find everything about film interesting, including the whole creative process of filmmaking and showing my thoughts and ideas through film in an entertaining way,” she said. In Film I, the semester is spent conceptualizing pre-production for a short film, working with 16 mm black and white reversal film and digitally editing. Students also learn how to work with a Bolex camera, a vintage camera fashioned for combat during World War II. “This was my first experience working with actual film stock,” Kane said. “Film I motivated me to complete a project that I could be proud of.” The final project for Film I was to create a surreal film, a style in

the manner of dream-like states, to be shot on a Bolex. The project had to avoid any clichés of surrealism as well as adhere to basic principles of continuity and structure. “Holly Hey [assistant professor of theatre and instructor of the course] motivated me by making me think in a way I have never had to think before -- in a surrealist way,” Kane said. Other requirements for the project included shooting 400 feet of film, sending it to the lab for processing and transferring the film to HD format to be edited using the Mac editing software Final Cut Pro. Though the course was rigorous and demanding, if students followed the required standards it was nearly impossible to turn out a substandard film. Kane submitted the film to four festivals. “I passed the first round in all of them, but I was not shown in two,” she said.


I didn’t like what he did to our defense, but if he was playing someone else I would say I’m a fan of Kellen Moore Adonis Thomas UT senior running back

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Moore torches Rockets in 40-15 route at Glass Bowl By Nate Pentecost IC Assistant Sports Editor

Kellen Moore showed why he is a Heisman frontrunner as No. 4 Boise State’s offense dismantled the Rockets defense in a 40-15 victory on Friday at the Glass Bowl. “We got defeated by the fourth-rated football team in this country,” said UT head coach Tim Beckman. “They have a quarterback that is top notch and a heck of a football player, there is no question about it. He definitely made some big plays on us.” A crowd of 28,905 packed the Glass Bowl to watch Moore shred the UT (1-2) defense with ease, completing 32-of-43 passes to nine different receivers for 455 yards with five touchdowns and an interception. “He is a surgeon,” UT senior running back Adonis Thomas said. “Everything is precise and where it needs to be. “I didn’t like what he did to our defense, but if he was playing someone else I would say I’m a fan of Kellen Moore.” Defensively, Rockets senior cornerback Desmond Marrow led all tacklers with a careerhigh 12, to go with a pair of pass break-ups. Senior linebacker Charles Rancifer added 9 tackles for Toledo, while cornerback Jamar Taylor led the Broncos (2-0) with 8. “A loss is a loss, there’s no moral victory,” senior cornerback Marrow said. “Coach Beck expects us to win these games. That’s why you schedule them, that’s why you come here. We have to bounce back and get ready for Syracuse.” Junior quarterback Austin Dantin started under center for the Rockets and would connect with senior tight end Danny Noble on a screen play for a 24-yard touchdown pass to give UT the early lead. Holder Eric Page mishandled the snap and was tackled on the extra-point attempt, leaving the score 6-0. Dantin completed just 3-of8 passes for 50 yards and a touchdown, with sophomore

Terrance Owens taking the majority of snaps en route to connecting on 17-of-30 passes for 196 yards with an interception. “We thought T.O. was on fire and was throwing the ball pretty good,” Beckman said. “He was moving our football team down the field so we decided to stay with Terrance. We felt we needed to throw the ball a little bit more against their defense because it is pretty darn good.” Following the Rockets first score, Moore led Boise State on a nine-play, 68-yard drive which resulted in a 26-yard touchdown pass to senior wideout Tyler Shoemaker with 7:04 left in the first quarter. Redshirt freshman Dan Goodale’s PAT put the Broncos ahead 7-6, and from there they would not relinquish the lead. Boise State started its next drive from its own 13-yard line and scored four plays later on a 71-yard screen pass out of the backfield to senior running back Doug Martin. Martin had just 23 yards on 10 carries, but hauled in three passes for 96 yards. Goodale hooked the extrapoint attempt left, and the Broncos led 13-6 with 2:45 remaining in the opening quarter. Moore and Shoemaker connected again late in the second quarter on a fade route in the corner of the end zone. Shoemaker’s second receiving touchdown of the night gave Boise State a 20-6 advantage with 17 seconds left in the half. The ensuing kickoff rolled out of bounds, giving Toledo the ball on its own 49-yard line. An 11-yard pickup by Thomas, and a pair of Owens’ completions set up a 35-yard field goal by senior kicker Ryan Casano which cut the Broncos lead to 20-9 at the half. The Rockets were called for a pair of penalties to start the second half, forcing sophomore Vince Penza to punt out

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Boise State junior running back Drew Wright dives across the goal line for a touchdown to seal the 40-15 win over the Rockets. of Toledo’s end zone. Boise State began the ensuing drive from UT’s 39-yard line but turned the ball over on downs when junior linebacker Robert Bell stopped the Broncos short on a fake field goal run. Owens drove the Rockets 56 yards to the 11-yard line on the following drive only to have a pass attempt tipped and intercepted by senior defensive tackle Chase Baker on first down. Boise State then drove 89 yards on eight plays, capped off by a 12-yard touchdown pass from Moore to tight end Kyle Efaw to put the Broncos

ahead 27-9 with 6:30 remaining in the third quarter. Junior safety Jermaine Robinson breathed new life into the Rockets upset bid with under two minutes left in the third quarter, returning an interception 60 yards to the 19-yard line but Dantin turned the ball over on the ground two plays later. In total, UT had two turnovers and seven penalties in the third quarter. “We just beat ourselves coming out in that third quarter,” Marrow said. “We can only control what Toledo does and not hurt ourselves.”

“Whether you are playing the fourth-rated team or the 30,000th team, you cannot turn the football over in the red zone, you cannot have nine penalties and kick yourself in the butt for not doing things right and that’s what happened in this football game,” Beckman said. “They definitely exploited the things we were not doing well. “ Moore notched his fifth touchdown of the night with 5:58 left on a 17-yard pass to Shoemaker, who scored on three of his four catches. Goodale missed on the PAT for the second time in the

contest, leaving the Boise lead at 33-9. Thomas put Toledo in double-digits on a 1-yard carry and a missed PAT by Casano would make the score 33-15 with under five minutes remaining. After a failed onside kick by the Rockets, junior running back Drew Wright scored on an 8-yard touchdown for Boise State with 1:30 remaining to notch the final points of the contest for a final score of 40-15. Toledo will close out its non-conference schedule at Big East foe Syracuse (2-0) on Sept. 24 at noon.

Toledo loses thrid-straight UT beats Xavier but falls to end non-conference play to Michigan, Texas A&M By Jay Skebba IC Sports Writer

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Toledo sophomore Kate MacLeod netted the lone goal for the Rockets against Iowa State. By Nate Pentecost IC Assistant Sports Editor

The UT women’s soccer team closed out its non-conference schedule with a 2-1 loss to Iowa State at Scott Park on Sunday. Toledo (2-5-1) outshot the Cyclones 12-10 on the game, finishing with a 5-2 edge in corner kicks as well. Iowa State (5-3-1) went up early, with Brittany Morgan

taking advantage of the teams’ first scoring chance by sending a free-kick into the back post from just outside the 18-yard-box in the 15th minute. The Cyclones would strike again on their first shot of the second half on an unassisted goal by Erin Green at the 67:02 mark to double their advantage. Sophomore forward Rachel MacLeod netted the

Rockets lone goal in the final 10 minutes of the contest on a cross from classmate Nicole Gyurgyik. MacLeod paced UT with a match-high four shots, while junior midfielder Kristen Mattei added a pair of shots. Toledo will begin conference play at Northern Illinois on Friday Sept. 23. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. CDT.

The Toledo volleyball squad dropped two of their three matches over the weekend at the Michigan/ Adidas Invitational in Ann Arbor, falling to 5-7 on the year. The Rockets were beaten 3-1 by 18th ranked Michigan and shutout 3-0 by Texas A&M. However, UT managed to salvage their third and final game of the tournament, rallying for a 3-2 victory over Xavier. After Toledo tied their opening match at one set apiece, the Wolverines (120) won the last two sets for a 3-1 (25-13, 23-25, 26-24, 2519) victory. Just two hours later, UT returned to the court to take on Texas A&M. The Aggies did not drop a set during the match, cruising to a 3-0 (2519, 26-24, 25-19) win. Despite two tough losses, Toledo was able to pull out a 3-2 (25-20, 18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11) victory over Xavier on Saturday night with an exciting rally. After winning the first set, UT dropped the next two and needed to win the final two sets for the win. The Rockets begin MAC play on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Ball State in Muncie, Ind.

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UT rallied to beat Xavier but lost to Michigan and Texas A&M.

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