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Student Government debates concealed carry on campus By Lindsay Mahaney Staff Reporter
Community celebrates life of jazz legend /7 Bob Taylor / IC
Ben Lynn debates concealed carry on campus Tuesday.
At the Student Government Meeting Tuesday Jan. 22, a concealed carry resolution was voted to be postponed for two weeks. In the meantime, a survey will be conducted via Survey Monkey asking students if they support concealed carry. Ben Lynn, Language,
Literature and Social Science Caucus chair, said the survey will allow SG to get a better feel for what the student population wants. Public Relations Manager Clayton Notestine said while he does believe Survey Monkey is a secure voting system that cannot be easily “manipulated,” the results may not be accurate.
“Ultimately the people that are going to participate in those surveys are the people who usually participate in surveys, which usually aren’t the people on the fence about this,” Notestine said. College Republican President Scott Mazzola, a senior majoring in psychology, See Concealed Carry / 6
Rockets edge Buffalo, travel to Akron today / 8 Sheila Galat reflects on her son / 3
In brief Mortar Board accepting applications The University of Toledo Mortar Board Chapter is accepting applications for the 2013-14 Mortar Board class. The organization is a National College Honor Society which recognizes students from the junior and continuing senior classes for their achievements in the areas of leadership, scholarship and service. Potential members must also have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA and pass through a selection procession conducted by the current Mortar Board Class. Applications should be submitted to the Student Union Administration Office/Office of Student Involvement in Student Union Building Room 2525. Applications must be received by no later than Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. Questions concerning Mortar Board should be directed to Jillian Fabo at Jillian.Fabo@rockets. utoledo.edu.
Zoo offers discount rate for upcoming programs The Toledo Zoo is offering special activities and half-price admission as part of its Winter Weekends program. Events on the weekend of Jan. 26-27 include an ice-carving demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and performances by the Caribbean steel drum ensemble TSA Glass City Steel at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.toledozoo.org/winter.
Toledo to ‘tie one on’
Annual fundraiser for prostate cancer research slated for Saturday By Nell Tirone Staff Reporter
Rockets can once again show their support in the form of a bow tie for those affected by prostate cancer with the third annual Tie One On men’s basketball game. The game will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. against archrival Bowling Green State University at Savage Arena. Both coaches will be sporting bow ties. They are not the only ones invited to wear a bow tie, however. Rocket fans are also invited to participate in the festivities and are offered a $100 deal. The deal includes a game ticket, the bow tie and the photo. Students are offered the same deal at a discounted price of $20. The fundraiser began three years ago when cancer survivor Larry Burns and Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk decided to bring Coaches vs. Cancer, run by the American Cancer Society, to UT. Rather than wear the tennis shoes the event traditionally called for, Burns and Kowalczyk decided to wear bow ties in honor of Burns’ reputation for wearing them. UT also partnered with Bow Tie Cause, which is an organization devoted to creating a platform for others to wear bowties for a cause they believe in, said Lindsay Ackerman, event coordinator. The organization offers the bow ties at a reduced cost so more of the money raised
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Previous Tie One On events raised approximately $20,000 in donations and it is hoped that $25,000 will be raised with this year’s fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the UTMC Dana Cancer Center to research prostate cancer.
during the event can be donated. Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches in the fight to end cancer. According to a page on the American Cancer Society website, this particular program has raised more than $87 million towards helping those with cancer as
well as finding a cure. “It’s been a great annual event that has created a lot of awareness and helped to find the resources to help fight prostate cancer here on campus,” Kowalczyk said. Past years have raised almost $20,000 in total donations, and it is hoped that $25,000 will be raised with this year’s events. “We are very honored to be part of this event and
know that it’s creating awareness in trying to fight a very terrible disease,” Kowalczyk said. All money made in donations will benefit the University of Toledo Medical Center Dana Cancer Center in support of research for prostate cancer, as well as provide funds to help those suffering from the disease as well as their families. Other events besides the
basketball game will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This will be a pre-game bow tie tying reception in the Fetterman Gym. Donators will go there to receive their bow ties and have them tied on. During this time, donators will also have the chance to take a complementary photo in the provided photo booth. In addition to the See Bow Tie / 6
UT student athletes recognized for academic performance By IC Staff
University of Toledo Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien announced Jan. 16 that UT’s student-athletes earned a grade point average of 3.131 in the 2012 fall semester. It is the eighth-straight semester Toledo student-athletes have earned a combined GPA of 3.1 or higher and the 13th time in the last 15 semesters the group has accumulated a GPA above 3.0. The academic efforts of UT’s student-athletes earned them a spot among the 11 colleges with the smartest athletes, according to a list compiled by thebestcolleges.org “We are justifiably proud of
the continued excellence of our student-athletes in the classroom,” O’Brien said. “Their dedication to academics is a source of pride for our university. We are also very proud of the efforts of the coaches, athletic department academic staff and university faculty members who support and nurture our student-athletes in their pursuit of academic excellence.” Twelve of 15 sports program registered GPAs of 3.0 or higher with the women’s soccer team earning a schoolhigh 3.616 combined GPA. Women’s swimming (3.550) and women’s volleyball (3.549) also recorded GPAs above 3.5. Of UT’s 373 student-athletes,
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The women’s soccer team earned the highest GPA of all other teams last semester last semester at 3.616.
231 (61 percent) earned a 3.0 or higher GPA, marking the 18th consecutive semester in which over half achieved this status.
Twenty- six student-athletes obtained a perfect 4.0 this semester and 131 made the Dean’s List for achieving at least a 3.5 GPA.
The following day, UT was named “one of the 11 colleges with the smartest athletes” by ThebBestcColleges.org. All but one of UT’s 15 NCAA athletic teams sported collective GPA’s of at least 3.0 last spring. The combined GPA of all Toledo student-athletes for the term was 3.266. It was the seventh time in a row the school’s athletes scored at least a combined 3.1. Over 70 percent of athletes scored at least a 3.0., which is a school record. Toledo won the Mid-American Conference’s Institutional Academic Achievement Award last September, given each year to the school with the highest collective GPA.
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Question of the week
Is Quidditch a sport? Why or why not?
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An evening study session Alex Shelly, a sophomore majoring in business management, studies for his Biology 1010 class on the second floor of Carlson Library Tuesday night.
I do think it is a sport because a sport involves people being active and working together. James Perrine
Student group of the week
Sophomore Law and Social Thought
Student African American Brotherhood Purpose: To assist our participants to excel academically, socially, culturally, professionally, and in the community. Leaders: Kenneth Brown, Malcolm McClinton, William Ford, Joshua Ddamulira, Shane Royster, John Malone, Tre Simms, Eric Norvell, Jimmy Rigsby History: SAAB was founded in 1990 and has grown to more than 200 chapters across college and university campuses; middle and high schools in more than 39 states in the U.S. SAAB operates through student chapters across the nation where young men of color enjoy the privilege of social, cultural and spiritual enrichment. Upcoming events: SAAB Saturday: Jan 19th. 10 a.m. UT Health & Science Campus. General Body Meeting: Jan 24th. SU2582 8 p.m. How to learn more: Kenneth Brown- President 216-218-4104
No, I think reality has its place apart from fantasy. Lance Green Jr Freshman Music Production
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This week in UT history 75 years ago: A surcharge of one cent on meals amounting to 10 cents or more will be made in the cafeteria beginning Jan. 15, the board of directors voted Monday night. 50 years ago: Tentative plans for a new five-story men’s dormitory, to house 280 students, have been
announced by President William S. Carlson. The new dormitory will be named Carter Hall, in honor of the late Dr. Raymond L. Carter. 10 years ago: Unless students hold the magic card, they may soon find it more difficult to get into Parks Tower. In an attempt to increase security, the all-freshman residence hall has considered implementing a 24-hour access card.
Yes, it involves physical activity and there are teams. Kristyn Nichols Freshman Undecided
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Yes, it seems as much of a sport as broomball.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | The Independent Collegian | College of Law
A mother remembers her son Josiah Galat died Dec. 19 after an on-campus stabbing, just a few weeks shy of his 21st birthday. We reached out to his mother, Sheila Galat, and she sent us some personal thoughts about her son to share with the UT community.
with his friends and watching movies, but he also loved to read. He read all “The Lord of the Rings” books at age 10. On the Sunday before he died, he got his wish of watching “The Hobbit” with his family. He was disappointed that it was to be continued! First, I want to say that JoJosiah always had a smile on siah knew that his family of his face. He would call his mom, dad, and three brothfamily in if he found someers (one older and two thing hilarious that he thought younger) loved we should watch. him very much. Many times he We all also knew would rewind a that Josiah loved scene just beus, and for that, Mother of Josiah Galat cause he thought we are so something was thankful. funny and he About a year ago when we wanted to laugh again. were talking about what his Josiah was an entertaining career would be, he said he actor; he starred in “A Christonly wanted to make old peomas Story” in his home town ple and children laugh. Josiah theater. volunteered at his home Later, during high church to be a mentor for chil- school, he shared acting dren with disabilities in a with a group from youth classroom during the service. group who did mini comeHe also volunteered at his dy bits and shared them high school in the handiduring church for upcomcapped class. ing youth group events and If someone was in trouble for YouTube fun. or being teased, Josiah tried During the song “I Am to talk to the person causFree” by Newsboys, Josiah ing the problem and reason enjoyed screaming “Free!” with them. He did this once and running around as the when one of his brothers youth group band was getting bothered on performed. Facebook. Josiah took it upJosiah also enjoyed writing on himself to message the poetry, and had thoughts of other kid and told him to writing a fictional book. Here stop doing it; he then conis a poem he wrote in 2009: tinued on by getting to know the boy and making a “I’m falling now friendship. It worked. I adBut my feet have already mire that part in him of behit the ground. ing a peace maker. Lord, You know what’s goJosiah loved rugby, which ing to happen he played for Ashland UniThere’s not a single breath versity his freshman and I take sophomore year and then without You already knowfor the Toledo Celtics this ing I’d take it. fall season at the University So I’ll trust You of Toledo. And lean not on my own Once the 2012 season started, he put on his Facebook status that he was in a relationship. That relationship was with rugby. He just loved the people and the sport. Josiah absolutely loved swimming and diving. At AU, he was on the swim and dive team his freshman and sophomore years. If I remember correctly, his sophomore year he was one spot away from going to nationals for diving. He was also the dive coach for a Mansfield local summer swim and dive team for the past couple years; his kids have been writing and telling us how much he meant to them and how fun he made the sport. Josiah was inspiring! One year at church camp, he participated in a triathlon where one person swam a quarter mile, one person biked eight miles and one person ran two miles. On the way back home, he told us that the next year, he was going to do something new, he would do the whole race on his own. He never trained, but sure enough to his word, he did it that next year. On top of that, Josiah did his running in bare feet. The next year, he and one of his brothers both did it. Josiah loved hanging out
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Beth Eisler died on Dec. 31 in Ann Arbor after a struggle with cancer.
UT Law reflects on memory of beloved professor By Lindsay Mahaney Staff Reporter
Members of the University of Toledo community remember Beth Eisler as a beloved law professor who was devoted to her students. Eisler, 66, died Dec. 31, 2012 in Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor after a battle with cancer. Associate dean of students Lee Pizzimenti, friend and colleague of Eisler, remembered the dedication Eisler had for her job and students. She described Eisler as the “quintessential studentcentered faculty member.” “As with every other aspect of her life, she was willing to share,” Pizzimenti said. “Colleagues have appreciated her class notes, ideas for exams, and counseling about how to teach. We learned from conversations with her about legal doctrine, and legal education generally. But mostly, we just like having her around.” Eisler began teaching for UT’s law school as a visiting professor in 1987. She taught for 26 years, mostly in the areas of contracts and evidence, primarily first-year courses. “She was popular and her courses were popular,” Pizzimenti said. Prior to teaching at UT, Eisler taught at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit for seven years. During that time she was also an attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Eisler also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Law from 1993 -95 and 1999-2005 and as Interim Dean from 2005-06. Daniel Steinbock, Dean of the College of Law, attributed much of the college’s success to Eisler. “This would be a very different, and not nearly as good, law school had Beth Eisler not been a part of
it,” Steinbock said in a statement published by the College of Law. “As an administrator and faculty member she was instrumental in shaping our program and the composition of our faculty. Perhaps most importantly, she helped set the tone of the place, of caring for our colleagues and most of all, for our students.” Eisler received the College of Law’s Outstanding Professor Award three times and the University of Toledo’s Student Impact Award in 2011 and 2012. “Professor Eisler was an extraordinary teacher and a great person,” David Fine, a former student of Eisler’s, wrote in an email excerpted in a tribute by the College of Law. “She not only taught us the law, she explained to us how it worked and why, and she did so with good humor and wonderful accessibility. Professor Eisler never demanded respect, she earned it, and so many of us will remember her with gratitude and appreciation.” Eisler’s memory will remain with her family, students and colleagues. “I am proud to have been her colleague, but I am most grateful that Beth was my friend,” Pizzimenti said. “I will miss her warmth, her wise counsel, and her great sense of humor. I miss her, but I am happy she was in my life.” Eisler’s family suggested memorial donations be given to the Beth Eisler Student Assistance Fund, which will provide emergency grants to students in need. Donations can be made to The University of Toledo Foundation with “Beth Eisler Student Assistance Fund” included in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to The University of Toledo Foundation, P.O. Box 586, Toledo, OH 43697-0586.
Photo Courtesy of Sheila Galat
Josiah Galat died in a stabbing incident at Horton International House on Dec. 19.
understanding For the things You have planned for me ...Are far different than my own. And so much greater So I’ll lose my life To keep one with You”
and philosophy. After his sophomore year, he changed his major to mechanical engineering. Since AU did not have the mechanical engineering program he needed, Josiah transferred to UT. After graduating college, he wanted to make it through On Facebook the day he officer training school so he died, he wrote “For my 21st could be a Marine. birthday I just want to share a We miss this sweet young beer with Jeman very sus.” His 21st much. Jo“We miss this sweet siah was so was Jan. 2. He loved the Lord special and young man very and always unique; nomuch. Josiah was so body can sought out all the informaspecial and unique; ever fill his tion he could He nobody can ever fill shoes. get. never endhis shoes. At AU, Joed a consiah majored versation in special edwith his ucation teaching and miparents without saying “I love nored in math you.” We love him!
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It’s all Whopperjawed in the Black Swamp members of their community So you’re from the Toledo area and you hear about who were caught having any diseases. Their hope was that work being done on diathe diseases would not spread; lects and you ask yourself, however, they still spread as a “I don’t have one if I’m result of sanitation problems from Toledo, right?” and the rampant mosquito Wrong. You do and just population. don’t realize This ostrahow special cization was, your dialect in effect, good is, especially Alumni Columnist for the town. if you are It not only from Mauhelped to promee, the city tect them from death, but that I am studying. also created what is known Why is Toledo so special and why am I studying Mau- in sociolinguistics as solidarity, which is the feeling mee? Well, Toledo and its or action that binds a comsuburbs are from a specific munity together. With Mauregion in the United States mee allowing itself to only that is undergoing what is communicate internally and called the Northern Cities Sound Shift (NCS). This shift with outsiders avoiding the area, it only further inspans from all the way up in creased the bond that held Saginaw down to right the community together around Dayton, Ohio, and then all throughout the Great and isolated it from other speech communities. This Lakes region. Toledo happens to fall smack historic isolation points to the possibility that Maumee in the middle of this shift. The best known sound shift (known could be a dialectal isolate. If Maumee is in fact an isoas the Great Vowel Shift) startlate, then the NCS is not as ed around the year 1400 and permeable as once thought. continued to morph into the In order to analyze the English you know and love todialect, I will collect data on day. What makes the NCS difphonetic features, which ferent from the Great Vowel Shift is that our shift is relatively can be a tricky process. First and foremost, the renew and was hypothesized to have started right around 1900. cording equipment needs to be cooperative. If the reIt is the start of what is known corder somehow dies durin linguistics as a chain shift that will affect how English will ing a session, then all the data is lost. Secondly, you sound hundreds of years from need to have participants now. Some regions may only that fit the schema. have the first of many stages in For Maumee, I’m collectthe chain, while others may ing data from participants have completed nearly 75 per18+ who have lived in Maucent of it. mee essentially their entire Since Toledo is a larger lives. After collecting data metropolitan area in the refrom as many people as posgion of the shift, it will have some of it, but little work has sible, I then have to spend hours analyzing been done My hypothesis is that the recordings. On a good day, to anasince Maumee was processing a relyze historically isolated cording takes an exactly hour for every how that it could be an minute of remuch isolated dialect of cording. The shifting is English unaffected by processing will focus on specific being the Northern Cities phonetic features done Sound Shift ... known as forin Tomants. These ledo. formants when looked In my study, I am trying to through a spectrogram rectify this research gap by (think of it as an x-ray of a studying a suburb of Toledo sound — Maumee. I wave) am studying ... If it is, then the form the phonetic permeability of the bands at features, or Northern Cities various speech sounds, that characterSound Shift will need frequencies. I izes the dialect to be re-examined. will take of the Maumee the first speech comformant band and compare it munity and am exploring against the second formant whether the NCS has estabband for every vowel and for lished itself within Maumee. My hypothesis is that since every speaker. After comparing and Maumee was historically isocrunching numbers, I will lated that it could be an isohopefully be able to deterlated dialect of English unafmine whether the Maumee fected by the NCS. If it is, speech community is an isothen the permeability of the late of the Northern Cities Northern Cities Sound Shift Shift and if it is, then there will need to be re-examined. will need to be more studies As evidenced by its history, done on its permeability. Maumee was once isolated in For more information reterms of both diseases and garding this study or to pargeographical features which ticipate, please contact Sarah included the Black Swamp at firstname.lastname@example.org. and the Maumee River. During the 1800s when Maumee Sarah Fox is a phonetics was still a swamp land, it was consultant for Speech Graphfraught with diseases that inics and a graduate assistant cluded, but were not limited for the LINGUIST List. She to malaria, yellow fever, cholgraduated from UT with her era, smallpox, typhoid, and measles. As a result of the dis- B.A. in Linguistics in 2010 and is finishing her Masters in eases, travelers heading west Linguistics from Eastern would avoid the area, and Michigan University. Maumee residents ostracized
Oil cannot be a route to American energy independence Recently, I came across an article on was so profitable because it required lit- have to go two miles, ten miles, or farCNN’s website titled, “America, the tle energy input. It takes energy to obther to retrieve those apples. Soon, alSaudi Arabia of tomorrow” by Frida tain energy, and originally, the investthough there are still apples in the Ghitis. Ghitis hypothesized that Amer- ment energy to acquire oil was very low. world, you cannot access them because ica will become energy The Energy Return on you do not have the energy to do so. independent soon. She Energy Investment Unfortunately, this concept will soon extrapolated this idea (EROEI), a ratio combecome true of oil. This is why the IC Columnist from a claim by the Inparing the amount of pursuit of oil as a long-term energy ternational Energy energy produced per source is wasteful and hopeless. There Agency that the U.S. will become the amount of energy inputted, for oil was is a very limited amount of oil left in world’s leading oil producer in a few around 100 barrels in the 1800s. This the world, and of that amount, we can years. Ghitis wrote that, “The United meant that for every barrel of oil used access only a small portion. States could produce more oil than for drilling and transport, people For any chance of a continued lifeSaudi Arabia as would gain 100 style like the one we have now, we need early as 2017 barrels of oil ener- to use our resources to invest in renewFor any chance of a and become a As the dig for able technologies. Instead of hoping for continued lifestyle like the gy. net oil exporter oil continued, that a decrease in gas prices, we must work one we have now, we need to figure dropped – toward energy sources that will be by 2030.” If the U.S. was use our resources to invest and significantly, cheaper and sustainable. I encourage energy indepenToday, we can all of the members of this community in renewable technologies ... too. dent, most of expect a return of to learn more about energy supply and our current enten barrels for ev- the implications of it. ergy concerns would be solved, making ery barrel of energy input. It is clear If you are interested in joining the this idea quite exciting. Unfortunately, that there has been a huge drop in discussion and effort, check out the stuthe notion that the U.S. will be able to EROEI, and it is organization ... Instead of hoping for a dent rely securely on oil for future energy important to unBuilding Ohio’s Susdecrease in gas prices, we tainable Energy Funeeds is, quite frankly, absurd. That derstand why. notion ignores everything we have Oil is becoming must work toward energy ture (BOSEF). We learned about producing oil through harder and harder meet every other sources that will be the years. Instead of wasting time and to retrieve. Soon, it Wednesday at 5 p.m. cheaper and sustainable. in the Memorial energy on the pursuit of oil, we should will take more enpursue renewable sources of energy ergy to access oil Field House Room that can be used in the long-term. than the oil can produce. Imagine that 1210, starting Feb. 6. Or feel free to conOil significantly improved the human an apple can give you all the energy tact me: email@example.com. condition when we first discovered it you need for a day. You find apples and learned how to utilize it. It was so close to your house, so you eat those Julia Deitz is a senior majoring in energy rich that the human population first. But soon, you will have eaten all math and minoring in mathematics and skyrocketed boundlessly. Initially, oil the apples around your house, and you renewable energy
Online prescriptions are a danger to our health Today, we rely on the internet as a active ingredient oseltamivir. name, they are more likely to insource for ordering everything from Some customers are blind to the fact quire about the side effects or words books and electronics to clothing; how- that specific medications cannot be of advice regarding a specific mediever, it may not always occur to you to taken with others, severely worsening cation. Also, as a volunteer of the think that prescription drugs could be side effects, causing serious health imMain Campus Pharmacy, before I ordered online as well. plications, or even ring a customer’s prescription up, Further, much like the bringing about death. there are occasions in which a note obvious items are subject Thelancelet.com wrote is stapled to the bag notifying the to the work of scam artabout an instance volunteer that the patient must first IC Columnist ists, prescriptions can alwhere an elderly wombe counseled by the pharmacist. so be a the subject of onan with chronic fatigue Another reason prescription drugs line criminal activity. syndrome purchased being bought online is not beneficial is Not only is it questionable to order oral steroids predinsolone from a Thai because there are too many risks assoprescription drugs online, but it could website. After a few months, her vision ciated with the process. It may seem even be detrimental to one’s health. Be- was rapidly declining and she was then convenient, but there is always the yond endangering one’s health directly rushed to the ER. Doctors found that point of trust and credibility. For one, through the risk of scam, purchasing she developed glaucoma and cataracts the individual who purchases the drug prescription drugs online results in the because of the medicine bought online. is unaware as to whether or not the loss of valuable paMany of these drug is safe or legitimate. Plus, an indiPurchasing drugs ontient-pharmacist inwebsites look comvidual is unaware as to whether or not teraction time. pletely factual and the medicine is right for them, or line can be extremely Drugs are meant FDA approved. How- whether the side effects may have an dangerous to one’s to be bought in perever, there are many everlasting effect on a person’s health son from a certified warning signs to in the long run. health ... health professionals. look out for. AccordIt is best to schedule an appointment According to Medicalnewtoday.com, ing to Abcnews.com, one should be with a professional, so one is aware of pharmacists have had over 50% of their cautious of any site that sells drugs out- what kind of drugs are being processed customers admit to purchasing mediside of the country, in their bodies. ... and avoiding cations online. These patients state that outside regulators’ Purchasing drugs it is much cheaper, convenient, and less reach, give large disonline can be exembarrassment or embarrassing to certain matters. Even counts that seem extremely dangerous elevated costs are not if one loses consultation with their aggerated, allow one to one’s health and good enough reasons to avoiding embarphysician or pharmacist in acquiring a to purchase drugs specific drug, the embarrassment is without a prescriprassment or elevatavoid face-to-face worth eliminating the great health risks tion, or send unsoed costs are not interaction with a that could occur. licited emails offergood enough reahealth professional. Ninety seven percent of websites ing a variety of sons to avoid faceselling drugs are scams. There is a high cheap drugs. to-face interaction probability that the prescription could One aspect completely overlooked with a health professional. contain fake ingredients or simply too by customers online is the significance I advise everybody to avoid techmuch or too little of the active ingredi- of patient counseling. Purchasing nological advances, such as the interent along with rat poison or arsenic. drugs online does not give one the net, when it comes to one’s health, The FDA stated that, many products benefit of asking a certified pharmaand go out to buy prescription drugs of Tamiflu were ordered by Americans cist questions regarding precautions at their local pharmacy. It is better to and what they received was an unor hazardous interactions. be safe than sorry. marked envelope from India with unlaStudies shown in a Yahoo!News beled white tablets that contained talc article have contended that if a paYasmine Ayoub is studying and acetaminophen, but no trace of the tient knows their pharmacist by pre-pharmacy.
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MLK Unity celebration
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John Barfield, the Keynote speaker, addresses the crowd Monday at Savage Arena at the MLK Unity Celebration. Barfield is the founder of the Bartech Group.
(Top) Kenneth Brown, right, awaits to receive his Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award during Monday’s MLK Unity Celebration in Savage Arena. Brown was one of six students who received scholarships. (Left) Toledo Mayor Mike Bell speaks to those attending Monday morning’s celebration.
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Members of the Toledo Community Youth Choir perform during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration.
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THEME: SUPER BOWL
ACROSS 1. Idealized image 6. Snake in the grass 9. Attired 13. Bourne actor 14. U.N. labor agency 15. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, a.k.a. El _____ 16. Like NCAA’s eight 17. Microprocessor chip, for short 18. Number of planets 19. *Expensive Bowl purchase 21. *Tied with Steelers for most appearances 23. Big fuss 24. Hoodlum 25. Car wash option 28. Camera setting 30. *Found on many players 35. Corner pieces 37. Snoopy 39. As opposed to best 40. Etna output 41. Where one is treated for drug or alcohol dependence 43. Flood survivor 44. Time on the job 46. Foolhardy challenge 47. Tyrant’s power 48. Listed on driver’s license 50. Chapter 11 issue 52. “___ for the course” 53. Royal Indian 55. E in B.C.E. 57. *Cause of Superdome leak 61. One who inspires fear 65. Set of values 66. *Coach’s ___ talk 68. Factual evidence 69. No person 70. Draft choice 71. Lacks 72. Very pleased with oneself 73. *It’s won more than its counterpart 74. Affirmatives DOWN 1. Brainchild 2. French Sudan, today 3. Gulf V.I.P. 4. “_____ go!” 5. Iroquois tribe 6. *Record-holder for touchdowns and points scored 7. Mont Blanc, e.g. 8. _____ football 9. Stewie Griffin’s bed 10. Construction set for kids
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In Brief Entrepreneurship U. classes to begin Wednesday The University of Toledo’s Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women is sponsoring a business program called Entrepreneurship U. The classes are open to all and are suited for early entrepreneurs hoping to create businesses in the Toledo area. Classes are Wednesdays 5:30 to 7 p.m. starting Jan. 30 to Feb.
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University of Michigan and former CEO of Domino’s Pizza, will be the featured speaker at the KeyBank Global Leaders Forum 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. The theme is “Leading Change in a Chaotic Environment.” The program is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.
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UT men’s basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk sports a bow tie during last year’s Tie One On.
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pointed out SG already tried surveying students with Survey Monkey and received poor results. “This is sort of a waste of time and resources,” Mazzola said. “The student senators
are elected for this very reason, to represent the student body. They don’t want to represent the students, they’d rather let the students represent themselves.” Notestine said that despite his own views on concealed carry, he believed those supporting the resolution deserved the chance to
pre-game festivities, the players will wear throwback jerseys and each jersey is part of an auction. All the proceeds go to the UTMC Dana Cancer Center. “Anyone has the option to bid on the jerseys and win one after the game,” Ackerman said. The bidding page can be found online on the Tie One On event page. Bids began at $100 and must be done in increments of at least $25. Winners will also have their name placed on the back of their jersey. “It’s an awful disease that affects everybody, so the more we can create awareness for it, the better off everybody will be,” Kowalczyk said.
be heard. “Because I am senator, I felt I had an obligation,” Notestine said. “Even though I was against it, I should give them the ability to have it up on the floor. They represent a portion of the student voice.” The resolution will be tabled and voted on again at the SG meeting on Feb. 5.
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calendar Wednesday Noon: Screening, When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories, room 100, Health Education Building, Health Science Campus. 4 p.m.: Chemistry Seminar, Visualizing the Composition of Complex Mixture with Two-Dimesional Gas Chromatography, presented by John Seeley of Oakland University, room 1059, Bowman-Oddy Labs. Thursday 7:30 p.m.: The Big Debate, hosted by CAP, room 2592, Student Union Building. 8 p.m.: Performance, Michael DuBois — Solo Circus, hosted by CAP, Auditorium, Student Union Building. 8 p.m.: Screening, Milk, hosted by Spectrum, room 3018, Student Union Building. FRIDAY 7:30 p.m.: Screening, Winter Skies Over Toledo, Ritter Planetarium. Cost: $7, adults; $5, children 4-12, seniors, faculty, staff and students; free, children 3 and under. SATURDAY 1 p.m.: Screening, Zula Patrol: Under the Weather, Ritter Planetarium. Cost: $7, adults; $5, children 4-12, seniors, faculty, staff and students; free, children 3 and under. MONDAy 7:30 p.m.: Performance, UT Jazz Ensemble, part of UT Jazz Night, Crystal’s Lounge, 3536 Secor Rd. Cost: $5, general admission; $3, senior citizens and students. Tuesday 7 p.m.: Performance, Kind of Blue World, Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts.
releases Comics Superboy Annual #1, by Tom DeFalco and Yvel Guichet. Published by DC. Available Wednesday. Uncanny X-Force #1, by Sam Humphries and Ron Garney. Published by Marvel. Available Wednesday. Young Avengers #1, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. Published by Marvel. Available Wednesday. MOVIES Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton and Famke Janssen. Opens Friday. Movie 43, starring Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Gerard Butler. Opens Friday. Parker, starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez. Opens Friday. BOOKS The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, by Patrick Thorpe. Available Tuesday. Speaking From Among the Bones, book five in the Flavia de Luce series, by Alan Bradley. Available Tuesday. Until the End of Time, by Danielle Steel. Available Tuesday. CDs BraveHeart, by Ashanti. Available Tuesday. The Divinity of Purpose, by Hatebreed. Available Tuesday. Feeling Mortal, by Kris Kristofferson. Available Tuesday. Heartthrob, by Tegan and Sara. Available Tuesday. Love Songs: Greatest Hits, by Destiny’s Child. Available Tuesday.
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The passing of a legend In Memoriam
Students, faculty reflect on life of local jazz musician By Danielle Gamble and Josh Egler News Editor and Staff Reporter
Jazz pianist Claude Black, a former University of Toledo jazz faculty member, died early Thursday morning at age 80. Timothy Brakel, chair of UT’s music department, said Black died while in hospice care. During Black’s jazz career, he was a locally renowned soloist and collaborated with such greats as saxophonist Charlie Parker and singer Aretha Franklin. UT faculty members and other community members organized a benefit concert for Black in January 2012 after he had been hospitalized with kidney failure, high blood pressure and the return of cancer. At the concert, he surprised wellwishers by attending the event and taking the stage with a piano solo. Brakel said Black was known around the music department for his love of teaching and his devotion to his students.
“I’ve never heard anyone play piano like him. There are some tunes that we’ll never know now, that we’ve lost, because he was the only one who knew them and had the chords memorized.” Matt Lastra Senior, Jazz Trombone Performance
“We are all saddened,” Brakel said. “We have a lost a great friend, colleague and mentor. He will be dearly missed.”
Matt Bates, a recent alum of UT’s music education program, said his fondest memories of Black were watching him play at various concerts or just for students. “He didn’t really look like he was hitting keys; it was just like he was moving his hand,” Bates said. Bates, who plans on attending Black’s memorial service, said one of Black’s best attributes was how he “always had a smile on his face.”
“We are all saddened. We have lost a great friend, colleague and mentor. He will be dearly missed.” Timothy Brakel Chair, Music Department
“He never hesitated to sit down with anyone at any time, and he always made you feel like you were the most important thing at the time,” Bates said. Matt Lastra, a senior majoring in jazz trombone performance, met Black when he first started going to UT in 2009. He said the Toledo jazz community will suffer from the loss of one of the city’s “biggest jazz idols.” “I’ve never heard anyone play piano like him,” Lastra said. “There are some tunes that we’ll never know now, that we’ve lost, because he was the only one who knew them and had the chords memorized.” Lastra said Black was set to accompany him on a bebop jazz standard called “Donna Lee” for Lastra’s upcoming music recital. He said Black wanted to play the piece because Black had worked on it several years ago when he played trombone.
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Claude Black (right) plays piano, accompanied by bassist Clifford Murphy, during a 2007 performance at the University of Toledo. Black was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago. Members of the UT jazz department and the local Toledo jazz scene held several fundraiser concerts last year to assist Black with his medical bills.
“As a person, he was incredibly generous with his time,” Lastra said. “He could be running around, doing a million things or not feeling well, but if you needed something he would sit down and chat, or throw you a piece of advice.” Gunnar Mossblad, director of jazz studies, said Black was a mentor to everyone around him. “I looked at him as a bit of a father figure and he
UT profs to screen personal films said. “What I discovered in the telling of this history As part of its “FILM Friwas the importance of the days” events, UT’s film deland to those who continue partment will begin the “UT to work it and in working it Faculty Film Screening” sehonor those who spilled ries on Friday, 7:30 p.m. at their blood to escape it.” the Center for Performing Two other faculty members will showcase their own Arts, room 1039. work in February. Charlene Gilbert, profesTammy Kinsey, associate sor and chair of UT’s womchair of the theatre and film en’s and gender studies dedepartment, will showcase partment, will screen her two of her film “HomeIf you go works on Fricoming... day, Feb. 8, in Sometimes I What: “Homecoming... Sometimes I am Haunted CPA 1039 at am Haunted 7:30 p.m. by Memories of Red Dirt by Memories and Clay,” by Charlene According of Red Dirt Gilbert, chair of women and to a film deand Clay.” The gender studies department scription, documentary Where: Center for Per- “Packages” follows the forming Arts Room 1039 examines how history of AfWhen: Friday, Jan. 25, society objecrican-Ameri7:30 p.m. tifies the male can famers in image. The What: “Packages” and America, with film employs “Trust,” by Tammy Kinsey, a special focus archival and associate chair of theatre on Gilbert’s and film department found footown family’s Where: Center for Per- age, commerstruggles in forming Arts Room 1039 cials and adGeorgia. When: Friday, Feb. 8, vertisements On the film’s 7:30 p.m. to back up its website, Gilargument. What: “the dumdum bert described The film procapital of the world,” by her motivafessor’s other Holly Hey, associate protions for dipiece, “Trust,” fessor of film recting and Where: Center for Per- is “made from producing the forming Arts Room 1039 digital and film. When: Friday, Jan. 25, traditional el“For all of us 7:30 p.m. ements [and who have nevchronicles] er toiled in 100-degree sun the experience of traveling with our 6-year-old child at alone as a female … our knees, the South can [through] an internal and sometimes be a romantiexternal journey.” cized dream of family, or a Holly Hey, associate profesnightmare of burned bodies sor of film, will screen her film, “the dumdum capital of the hanging from trees,” she
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world,” on Friday, Feb. 15, in CPA 1039 at 7:30 p.m. The film is described as a film “meditation that illuminates social constructs and political barriers about sexuality, core values, self, and human instinct.” The film will also discuss the violence which arises from these constructs and barriers. All showings will be open to the public and free of charge. Popcorn and beverages will be provided.
If you go What: Informal memorial service for Claude Black; The event is open to the public, and instruments are welcome Where: Crystal’s Lounge in the Ramada Inn, 3536 Secor Rd. When: Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
looked at me like a brother,” Mossblad said. When Black started to get sick, hospital bills left him destitute and money-stricken
so the UT jazz department decided to put on fundraisers to help him pay his bills. “He had no idea even how much he was appreciated but the jazz program stepped up and did some fundraisers to help pay,” Mossblad said. “I was so proud to see the Toledo community to step up to and give something back to this man who for 30, 40, 50, 60 years gave all of himself to the community. It was heartwarming.”
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in brief UT men host red-hot Akron tonight The Rockets welcome in the Akron Zips tonight who have won nine straight and enter play at 13-4 and 4-0 in the league. Toledo (6-9, 2-2) is looking to right the ship after back-to-back losses to Western Michigan and Ohio last week. The Zips (13-4, 4-0) have won nine straight and are led by center Zeke Marshall – one of three Zips averaging double figures – who averages 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. UT freshman center Nathan Boothe will have his hands full with the skilled big man and will need to avoid foul trouble. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Savage Arena.
Toledo women travel to Akron tonight The UT women will also battle the Zips tonight. Toledo (15-2, 3-1) is coming off a pair of wins last week over Eastern Michigan and Buffalo. Junior guard Andola Dortch struggled in her first two conference games, making just 6-of29 from the field and 0-of10 from beyond the arc. However, those numbers have improved to 10-of-23 and 6-of-15 over her last two. Akron (12-5, 3-1) has three players averaging at least 14.8 ppg and are led by forward Rachel Tecca (18.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg). Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Men’s tennis sweeps the weekend The Toledo men’s tennis squad won both of their events last weekend to improve to 4-2 on the year. UT made easy work of Walsh Sunday afternoon in their home opener, beating the Cavaliers 6-1. Redshirt freshman Ryan Jorgensen captured his first collegiate victory for the Rockets with a 6-2, 6-0 performance in the No. 6 singles match. Sophomore Nicky Wong ‘s 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 singles victory wrapped it up for UT as they were forced to come from behind to pick up the win. Sophomore Tomas Stillman continued his solid start to the season (3-1), winning his singles match in straight sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. UT returns to action this weekend when they host Binghamton and Northwestern Ohio this Saturday. They travel to No. 4 Ohio State Sunday.
Three Rockets named preseason All-MAC CollegeSportsMadness.com has selected three Toledo baseball players to its preseason All-MAC team. Junior pitcher Ryan Wilkinson and senior infielder Matt Delewski were named to the first team Tuesday, while junior catcher James Miglin found a spot on the second team. Wilkinson — UT’s Friday starter last year — went 7-4 with a 2.99 ERA in 78.1 IP. He was 5-2 (2.50 ERA) in MAC games. Delewski batted .306 in 2011 with 11 doubled and 20 RBI. He hit .340 during conference play. Miglin — known as a skilled defensive catcher — hit .274 last season with five home runs and 33 RBI. UT begins their season Feb. 15 at the Wright State Tournament in Cary, N.C.
Rockets survive cold shooting to beat UB, improve to 3-1 in MAC By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
On a day when Naama Shafir went more than 35 minutes without scoring, the University of Toledo women’s basketball team had to look elsewhere for offense. Enter Andola Dortch. The junior guard scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Rockets to a 59-44 victory over Buffalo and improve to 15-2 (3-1) on the year. Despite her seventh career 20-point game and second of the season, Dortch didn’t feel pressured into putting the team on her back. “Everybody on our team is capable of scoring, especially this year,” she said. “It doesn’t have to be on any one person. It just depends on whose night it is.” Dortch’s shooting has improved drastically in the last week when she mired a bad shooting slump. Dortch made just 6-of-29 (21 percent) field goals in UT’s first two Mid-American Conference contests and was 0-of-10 from downtown in that stretch. In her last two, she’s hit 10of-23 (43 percent) from the field and 6-of-15 (40 percent) from three-point range, scoring 34 points in the process. Despite a quieter game, Shafir got rolling early, converting a three-point play and then splashing a three pointer from the right wing less than a minute into the contest to put the Rockets in front 6-0. However, she went scoreless for the rest of the half and did not score again until 2:37 to play in regulation. Senior center Yolanda Richardson muscled her way to a layup to make it 15-7 with just under 12 minutes to play in the first. Buffalo (5-13, 3-1) pulled within four after forward Kristen Sharkey buried a triple to make it a 24-20 game.
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Junior guard Andola Dortch goes up for a layup against Buffalo Saturday at Savage Arena. Dortch led the way for the Rockets by scoring a game-high 20 points to help Toledo earn a 59-44 victory. UT improved to 15-2 (3-1) this season and has won 13 of their last 14 games.
Cherridy Thornton followed that up with a long three of her own from up top, making it 24-23 about 3:45 to play. The Bulls took a 25-24 lead on a pair of free throws from guard Mackenzie Loesing with just over a minute and a half to go in the opening half. “[It was] lack of focus,” said UT head coach Tricia Cullop. We were a little lackadaisical in the first half. “We weren’t getting matched up in transition, which has been a little bit of a problem as of late. We were so comfortable with Andola stopping the ball that when it was somebody else, we didn’t always stop it.” Toledo took back some momentum before the first
half buzzer when sophomore forward Inma Zanoguera nailed a three pointer from the top of the circle to give them a 28-26 lead at the break. “That was huge,” Cullop said. “We could tell by the way they were playing that they were giving that shot up. When we came off the ball screen, everybody was flooding the baseline. They were leaving that elbow to threepoint shot open and so I switched somebody up there who could knock it down.” The Rockets used that big shot to their advantage and opened the second half on a 12-7 run to finally gain some separation from the Bulls. Dortch knocked down a pair of three pointers and
gave Toledo a 40-31 lead with just under 15 minutes to go. But Buffalo wouldn’t go quietly as Thornton backed down Dortch in the low post and scored over her to make it 42-37 with over 10 minutes still to play. Junior center Briana Jones began halting the comeback bid by hitting a 12-footer and getting the and-one to put UT in front 49-39 with five and half remaining. Shafir finally got back into the scoring column on a dribble-drive layup with about two and a half minutes left. The ensuing in-bounds pass was intercepted by Toledo and Dortch took it to the hole to take a 58-42 lead with 2:22 left to put the final nail in the coffin.
UT struggled offensively and shot just 33 percent from the field, which led to them pulling down more offensive rebounds (23) than defensive (22) — a new record for a single game — something Cullop knows isn’t a good sign. “I just wish we would shoot it better and stop breaking offensive rebounding records,” she joked. “We could solve everything by just making more baskets. It was hard to get into any kind of rhythm on offense or defense because it was a sporadic game, but it’s good to see us win a game like that when we’re constantly frustrated.” Toledo returns to the court tonight as they travel to Akron to take on the Zips. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
track and field
Four Rockets qualify for championships, post strong showing at Gladstein Invite By Nick Delwiche Sports Reporter
The University of Toledo women’s indoor track team competed well at the Gladstein Invitational hosted by Indiana on Friday and Saturday. Four Rockets posted automatic-qualifying marks for the Mid-American Conference championships and UT completed the meet with eight top-five finishes overall. “I think we did really well,” said UT coach Kevin Hadsell. “It’s still really early in the season, so a lot of these meets are to check our fitness if you’re a distance runner and to work on some things technically if you’re not. We ended up with a lot of really good performances even though at this point in the year you wouldn’t expect to have such great marks.” The four Rockets that qualified for the MAC Indoor Championships now find themselves in a good spot for the rest of the season. Senior Yuhong Fu, sophomores Mackenzie Chojnacky and Liz Weiler and freshman Brooke Tullis no longer have to worry about posting qualify marks in their event and can focus on improving and preparing for the conference championships. Fu finished second in the
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Sophomore Liz Weiler finished first in the 5,000-meter run and won by over 12 seconds. Weiler is one of four Rockets who qualified for the MAC Indoor Championships, which begin Saturday Feb. 22 at Eastern Michigan.
triple jump with a distance of 39-4 to surpass the MAC qualifying mark of 38-6. “That score was actually her indoor [personal record],” Hadsell said. “That was a really good jump for
her, particularly because it is so early in the season.” Chojnacky and Tullis both qualified in the 3,000-meter run with third and fifth place finishes, respectively. Chojnacky ran a time of 9
minutes, 32.6 seconds and Tullis finished at 9:42.21. Junior Kaylin Belair finished 12th overall with a time of 9:58.80, which is just shy of the qualifying mark of 9:57.02.
“They ran amazingly, huge PR’s for both of them,” Hadsell said. “Mackenzie’s time ranks her fifth all time in Toledo history and Brooke’s time lands her seventh all time.” Weiler dominated the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:05.12, beating the second-place runner by more than 12 seconds. She scorched the qualifying mark of 17:33.47 and now tops the MAC list by 18 seconds. “She had to run that race basically by herself,” Hadsell said. “Literally nobody went with her and she ended up winning by over 100 meters. That’s huge as we head on into the championship part of the season.” Up next for the Rockets is the Bowling Green Tom Wright Classic on Friday. Hadsell plans to use this tournament as an opportunity to improve and gain experience. “For the lack of a better term, it’s more of a practice meet,” Hadsell said. “A meet like this is an opportunity to really concentrate on technique and not so much trying to go all out each time. Our expectation for the people who are competing is to be able to work on controlling emotions in a competitive situation while focusing on technique.”
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