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TAKINGTHE PLUNGE Indiana State students and staff raise over $28,000 for the Special Olympics
ADLER INGALBE Reporter Nearly 160 Indiana State students, faculty and Terre Haute community members took part in the 2014 Polar Plunge on Saturday. Paula Meyer, media relations coordinator and a longtime Special Olympics Indiana volunteer, said the Plunge was a big hit and exceeded last year’s total of $26,000. “Our preliminary total for Saturday
was $28,600.84, but we still have money coming in so that total will edge higher,” she said. Meyer said the frigid weather may have had an impact on the amount of people that came out. “We generally have a lot of people who just show up the day of the plunge to register and turn in money. Our walk-up plunger traffic was lower this year and I
A student chooses to belly flop into the CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 pool at the plunge (Photo by Katie Couch).
Indiana State shows pride at Hoopla
REBECCA DECAMP Reporter
Snowmen, polar bears, Sycamore Sams, and basketballs lined of s t athe t e s47 m windows an the Hulman Center Thursday night as students and faculty came together at Sycamore Hoopla’s window-decorating contest in honor of the basketball game on Friday. “The event is open to any organization, including athletic teams, student organizations, residence halls and departments,” said Freda Luers, Director of Campus Life. This year, 46 organizations volunteered to participate in decorating the windows. Some among them included Greek organizations, the Saudi Student Association, the Career Center, Erickson and Blumberg residence halls as well as the Susan G. Komen group for breast cancer awareness. Happiness Bag and the Wabash Valley Race for the Cure also attend each year to give their support. “The groups come here to show their creativity and school spirit,” Luers said. Sycamore Hoopla’s goal with the contest is to lift campus spirits during CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
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Several campus groups, like the Indiana Statesman, painted windows to show their support for the men’s and women’s basketball teams last week (Photo by Gary Macadaeg).
Saving Planned Parenthood:
Should funding stop because the clinic provides abortions?
Local mumps case confirmed PAGE 2
RAVE alert issued for stalking On Friday, an Indiana State University student was walking in the area of Tippecanoe Street and Lot A when she was approached by two white males, one driving a black extended cab truck. The driver, in his mid to late 20s, is described as having dark hair, a moustache and a darkcolored long sleeve shirt. He followed close to the student, asking her to enter his vehicle and “skip classes” with the occupants of the truck. The occupants continued to drive along side of the student, encouraging her to stop and engage in conversation. When the student walked toward the witnesses, the truck fled. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Indiana State University Police Department at 812-237-5555. All persons are reminded to report any suspicious behavior and to be aware of their surroundings. Indiana State University Police offer escort services upon request. Indiana Statesman staff report
Historians discuss a local chapel’s role in the Underground Railroad PAGE 8
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Rose-Hulman student diagnosed with mumps virus Brianne Hofmann Editor-In-Chief A Rose-Hulman student has contracted mumps, the Vigo County Health Department confirmed Monday. The department recently contacted Indiana State because several people from the university attended a party on Jan. 24 with the diagnosed student, potentially exposing themselves to the highly contagious illness. Joni Wise, an administrator with the health department, said in addition to the confirmed case, three probable cases are being investigated, though they aren’t tied to Indiana State or RoseHulman students. “We’re doing our best to let the public know that it’s out there and contagious,” Wise said. Mumps is a viral infection that normally begins with a fever followed by headaches, sore muscles, fatigue and loss of appetite. Once those symptoms appear, an infected person may experience salivary gland swelling in one or both glands. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms usually appear 16-18 days after infection, but the period could range from 12-25 days. Mary Beth, an employee with the Student Health Center, said there have been no confirmed or suspected cases of mumps on campus. “We haven’t had many students [come in], maybe a couple that have come in concerned about mumps,” she said. Currently there is no known cure or exact treatment for mumps, but the CDC recommends bed rest, fluid intake and fever reduction to alleviate symptoms.
Students should go to the campus health center if they begin feeling ill (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
Most mumps transmissions occur before the salivary glands begin to swell and within the five days after the swelling begins, so health centers are encouraged to isolate mumps patients. “If you are showing symptoms, such as weakness and fever, isolate yourself for a minimum of five days to prevent passing it along. If you know people that are sick, tell them to go home and stay there,” Wise said. Students or staff who have not been
immunized with two doses of the MMR vaccine and haven’t had mumps, should contact their health care provider for immunization, Wise said in a press release. “The vaccine is not 100 percent effective, so some cases might occur in people who have been vaccinated,” Wise said. “The effectiveness of the MMR vaccine is 80 percent after one dose and 90 percent after the second dose.” Beth recommends that students visit
the campus health center just in case, as well. “We’ve posted information in our lobbies about mumps,” she said. “To prevent getting mumps, hand washing and isolation are very important, just as they are with any disease.” For more information on mumps visit http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/index. html, contact the Vigo County Health Department at (812) 462-3431 or see the Student Health Center.
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ISU Public Safety police blotter Feb. 7
operating a vehicle while intoxicated reported at the West Pay Lot and minor consumption at N. Ninth and 8:05 p.m.: theft was reported at the 9:03 a.m.: an ill person was reported in Spruce Streets Student Recreation Center the College of Nursing 9:08 p.m.: a credit card was found in Feb. 10 4:34 p.m.: a charge card was found in Blumberg Hall Hulman Memorial Student Union 9:10 p.m.: a bank card was found in 9:50 p.m.: possession of drugs and 1:29 a.m.: an ill person was reported in Blumberg Hall paraphernalia was reported in Sandison Blumberg Hall 10:54 p.m.: possession of drug and Hall 9:27 a.m.: an ill person was reported in paraphernalia the North Arena Feb. 8 2:03 p.m.: lost property was reported Feb. 12 on campus 1:40 a.m.: battery was reported at Lot 2:40 p.m.: a bicycle was found at Lot 24 12:31 a.m.: a fire alarm sounded in 10 7:50 p.m.: theft was reported in the Burford Hall 1:56 a.m.: minor consumption was Student Recreation Center 11:44 a.m.: harassment was reported on reported in Cromwell Hall campus 12:14 p.m.: an ill person was reported 12:12 p.m.: lost property was reported Feb. 11 in the Student Recreation Center on campus 9:27 p.m.: a found item was returned to 12:14 p.m.: theft was reported in 12:25 p.m.: a vehicle crash resulting in its owner on campus Rhoads Hall property damage was reported at Fifth 12:39 p.m.: an injured person was and Tippecanoe Streets Feb. 9 reported off campus 2:08 p.m.: a vehicle crash resulting in 1:19 p.m.: a fire alarm sounded in property damage was reported at Fourth 12:45 a.m.: a person was cited for Rhoads Hall and Chestnut Streets driving with a suspended license at N. 3:41 p.m.: a checkbook was found in 2:13 p.m.: found property was reported Fifth and Spruce Streets Mills Hall at Lot 13 1:58 a.m.: a person was arrested for 3:45 p.m.: an injured person was 8:05 p.m.: an item was confiscated in
Erickson Hall 9:00 p.m.: harassment was reported in Sandison Hall 10:41 p.m.: found property was reported in the Hulman Memorial Student Union
3:19 a.m.: an ill person was reported in Rhoads Hall 3:35 a.m.: a disturbance was reported in the University Apartments, Unit 4 8:27 a.m.: a well-being check was conducted in Burford Hall 12:10 p.m.: threats were reported offcampus 12:40 p.m.: a warrant service was conducted in the Public Safety Department 2:13 p.m.: harassment was reported off campus 3:18 p.m.: criminal mischief was reported at Lot 14 3:32 p.m.: an iPhone was found at Lot A 4:35 p.m.: an ill person was reported in the University Apartments, Unit 3
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About 160 Indiana State students and faculty participated in the annual Polar Plunge event Saturday, despite below-freezing temperatures. Above: Members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity try to warm up in the Hulman Center after plunging Saturday morning. Below: Katie Ross, a junior psychology major, leaps into the pool feet first (Photos by Katie Couch).
guarantee it was because of the cold. Our crowd of spectators was also smaller than in the past,” Meyer said. She said that some changes, that are typically not made, had to take place for the plungers because of the cold temperatures. “We made some changes due to the cold out of concern for our participants. We gave participants the option of plunging into the pool or doing a parade lap around the pool. We only had one plunger who decided not to participate due to the extreme cold,” Meyer said. Meyer also said they had to make a few alterations on how they brought the participants out to jump. “The weather affected how we bring out people to plunge. Instead of having groups come out and wait in a tent we sent them out in smaller groups closer to their plunge time,” she said. Claire Bailey, a sophomore communication major loved doing the plunge and thinks everyone should participate. “It was amazing to participate and give back to the Special Olympics community. I would seriously recommend taking the
plunge one time in your life,” she said. Kaylin Jarvis, a freshman business management major, was planning on participating in the plunge but was unable to due to being under the weather. “I couldn’t jump because it was negative four in the morning and I already had a bad cold and didn’t want to risk getting any worse. I felt bad about not being able to jump because it looked like a great experience but there’s always next year and I plan on raising even more money,” Jarvis said. There were also numerous contests that took place during the plunge and the winners of these contests included: best costume: Terre Haute North high school; team with the largest group of plungers: Alpha Sigma Alpha with 32 plungers; most money raised by an individual: Linda Bedwell; most money raised by a team: Terre Haute North high school. Meyer was very appreciative of all the people that came out to support a great cause in the freezing temperatures. “It might have been freezing outside but it warms the heart to see how Indiana State and the Wabash Valley support athletes in their quest to compete in sports,” she said.
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Indiana State offers affordable health care to campus ANDREW CHRISTMAN News Editor Students and staff members seeking health care coverage need only to apply in order to be covered by Indiana State University. Indiana State offers self-insured preferred providers organizations for employees according to staff benefits director Candace Barton. “We work with Cigna providers preferred,” Barton said. “This is a national company, meaning that if you find one of their providers outside of the state, you can still be covered.” ISU health care covers prescription medicine — which is partially covered if generic — dental coverage while in Indiana and medical coverage nationally. Barton explained that the health care plan for employees is optional, but not as costly. “Employees can choose any provider they see fit, but it’s going to cost a bit more,” Barton said. Employees have 30 days to sign up once hired and will begin receiving health
care the first of the month after they are officially employed. Employees on ISU coverage can see which health care providers are partnered with Cigna on their website. Providers can be found by narrowing fields such as distance and what kind of health care is needed. Students are also eligible for health insurance if they choose to leave their parents’ plan. Assistant Dean of Students Aimee Janssen-Robinson advises students to always weigh their options before signing up for their own health insurance. “Health care provided by ISU is typically cheaper,” Janssen-Robinson said. “However, it’s always a good idea to compare prices and check with your parents first.” Students who use the Student Health Center need not worry; they take all insurances and will still care for those who don’t have coverage. “If [students] need medical attention from the services but don’t have coverage, they’ll still receive care,” Janssen-Robinson
Indiana State Universty offers affordable healthcare coverage to intersted staff or students who don’t have health coverage (Photo courtessy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
said. “Your bill will just be higher.” Services provided by the Student Health Center include immunizations, health assessments and treatment, STD screening and counseling, laboratory testing, prepackaged medications and X-rays. According to the enrollment brochure at the Associated Insurance Plans website, a student policy can cover up to
$500,000 for injury and sickness. Monthly automatic debit payments cost $154. A student plan should also be updated each year. Students who graduate before their plan expires are still covered until the end of the academic year. Enrollment information for registering for student health coverage can be found at http://www.aipstudentinsurance.com/ ISU/plan.html.
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Wedding bells ring too early for so many students
Sam Clark Opinions Editor
Take a deep breath. Can you smell it in the air? No, you probably can’t, seeing as it is negative 1,000 degrees outside. But take it from me, love is in the air. It is clambering inside of us through every orifice as it leaks from every pink and red heart. It latches on tight from every sappy Hallmark Card and every flower
we buy. Easy, Fido. This won’t necessarily be an ���Oh, woe is me, Valentine’s Day is just a load of commercialist scat spoonfed to us through the flimsy guise of romance and we all need to just be single.” Because frankly, we all know it’s become a merciless corporate trend. But just because it’s a “Hallmark Holiday” doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. The issue here isn’t the holiday. It’s this trend we’ve slumped into; somewhere along the line, we forgot that just because we’re 22 doesn’t mean we need to settle down and pop out some pups. As a species, we’ve been marrying and procreating early for as long as we have records. But this isn’t the 1600s where people who lived past 50 were thought to be in bed with the devil. So why are we still acting like we are? Social-developmental psychologist, Erick Erickson invented what he calls the “Psycho-social stages of Development.” Do we have a psych major in the house? Just in case not, Erickson’s theory revolved around the idea that Freud was on a bit too much cocaine and that development moved past your
childhood and revolved more on social interaction that sexual development. In his theory, Erickson stated his belief that between the ages of 20-39, humans go through the process known as “Intimacy vs. Isolation.” Basically, it means that this is the time where a person learns about romantic entanglement and answers the existential question of “Can I love?” Following that logic, we as a general populace take 20 years to figure out the complicated intricacies of love. And yet we have people who decide by 23 that they have met Mister or Miss Right. Sorry, you’re saying that this person you’ve known for a little over two years is so absolutely perfect that you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you can spend the rest of your life with him or her? OK, then. Let’s do some math here, shall we? As their Valentine’s Day special in 2013, National Public Radio’s “This American Life” did a special featuring the arts and sciences behind being single. TAL’s Ira Glass interviewed David Kestenbaum, a Harvard student working toward his Ph.D. in physics — so trust us, he knows his stuff. Kestenbaum talked about how one day, he and his friends were discussing Drake’s Equation — in case you are not a doctoral physicist at an Ivy league school, Drake’s Equation is a very long and complicated mathematical theory that is used to find the assumable number of planets capable of sustaining life. So Kestenbaum and the others were throwing around theoretical physics for fun and talking about how they were all single. Sounds like a bad lead-in to a “Big Bang Theory” episode, right?
Well, Kestenbaum accidently ended up creating the science behind discovering likely candidates for relationships. Using Drake’s theory, you take the number of population in your area, subtract the gender you’re not looking for, take the rounded ratio of 1/3 of the population being between 20-40 — give or take considering we’re a college town, — subtract another quarter if you’re looking for a college grad and the numbers dwindle fast. We decided to run them, actually. And while we don’t have a mathematics major on hand, we came up with roughly 2,520 available people for any given person on any given day. With just over 2,500 people out there in Terre Haute alone, it blows my mind that people jump into commitment like the community pool in August. Here’s some knowledge for you, according to studies performed by Utah State University, the United States average for divorce rate is 40-50 percent. I’m sure most of you knew that. But did you know that of those couples, roughly 46 percent state that their primary reason for separation was “married too young?” Don’t worry, girls. Marrying the right guy in your early 20s will only cost you five to 20 grand in annual income. Brad Wilcox of the University of Virginia was the co-author of “Knot Yet,” a report on the statistical averages in the general social and economic values in the lives of various married couples. One of the more interesting tidbits that Wilcox found in his survey was that the earlier a woman marries, the less money she is likely to pull in. In fact, a woman who marries between the ages of 20-26 with a college degree
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is likely to make, on average, between $30,000 and $40,000. While women who married between the ages of 27-29 came in just above $40,000 and women who married after 30 made around $50,000, on average. Is that because of higher education, dedication to self and the career, personal maturity or some mix of these? Maybe you and your significant other prove me wrong, happening to find the right one very early, much as a few friends of mine have. If so, Mazel Tov. I’ll pick up the first round of drinks, if you’re old enough. But for the other 99 percent of us, why don’t we try to avoid hopping to the altar right after we hop into bed?
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Monday, February 17, 2014 • Page 7
House divided must come to tis senses: defeat HJR-3
“Marriage. Provides that only marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana.” This statement is straight out of House Joint Resolution-3, the bill that some are using to try to outlaw same sex marriage. As this hot button issue pushed, other issues Columnist gets get passed up; issues such as Medicaid, education and transportation. What happens to us if something is not done about this bill? Terre Haute’s city council had an issue when trying to vote due to a previously standing rule against moral indictment. The city council cannot create an ordinance or resolution regarding a controversial issue that is not relevant to their powers. “This isn’t the business for the city council,” said councilman Ron Marsh in an interview with WTHI. If our own city
council cannot rule on this issue, then who can? Indiana’s General Assembly has fought over this bill for a few years now. Most of the controversy comes down to the language of the bill, specifically the “one man, one woman is marriage” business. But Indiana is not alone. Wisconsin’s branch of The American Civil Liberties Union recently decided to take on a bill in Wisconsin had similar language and it not only banned gay marriage but civil unions as well; even for marriages that had occurred before the bill was passed. While HJR-3 may have been postponed, it is not yet defeated. The council has elected to sit on their hands and continue debate. We as voters We as voters should be able to decide if it becomes a law or not. Even if it managed ti get past the insane number of voters already coming out against it, many experts believe there would be a lawsuit shortly after the election. The good news is that there are many who are fighting against Indiana’s bill and causing uproar among other states
that wishing to pass something similar, or have passed a ban already. Our own attorney general Greg Zoeller has joined other attorneys general in a fight against the same-sex bans. Many local organizations have outwardly opposed the bill as well. I am proud to say that Indiana State University’s faculty senate, staff council and Student Government Association have voted to oppose HJR-3. “Their actions are in keeping with the university’s handbook policy which prohibits discrimination and harassment based on several factors including sexual orientation,” President Daniel J. Bradley told freedomindiana.org. Over 50 years ago, college campuses, ordinary people and our government were locked in a fight for civil rights. These days, we look back at the people who stood up against the movement’s hatred and bigotry and wonder why this would have been an issue. Here we are again, involved in another fight to give equal rights to another
deserving minority. During the “race wars” of the ‘60s, college students were amoung the forefront in enacting change. The majority of students across the nation decided they did not want to live in a world where racial tension was an issue. So they made a change. The students of today have that same opportunity with banning same-sex marriages. HJR-3 needs to be brought back to the men and woman who wrote, then sponsored the bill and asked why this is even an issue? I will bet my last dollar that these representatives never had to worry about whether or not they were allowed to marry the person they loved. This is a stupid issue that one day, my children will look to me and ask why we worried about gay marriage. Especially when there was so much else left to fix. The Declaration of Independence stated that we have the right to find our happiness. Let’s stop trying to take that away.
The best laid plans: saving clinics for the right reasons
For years, Planned Parenthood has been prosecuted and vandalized for the services they offer. According to the Herald Times, last April in Bloomington, Ind., an Ellettsville man smashed the windows and doors with an axe, destroyed computers and threw some red paint; Assistant around all because “employees at Planned Parenthood ‘kill’ and ‘murder’ babies.” And this isn’t to mention the seemingly never ending, always-present legal battle over funding. The important thing to remember is that Planned Parenthood doesn’t specialize in infanticide. They specialize in providing proper sexual health care for both men and women; and this includes birth control and other contraceptive methods including Pap smears, breast exams, testicular exams, Sexually Transmitted Disease testing and general information about sexual health. Recently, Indiana attempted to pass a bill that prevented Medicaid recipients from using Planned Parenthood due to the fact that some locations offer abortions.
But this didn’t just prevent recipients from receiving abortions; this prevented them from any of Planned Parenthood services, including their preventative services. Thankfully, the Supreme Court ruled that the law could not pass since it violates Medicaid’s “freedom of choice” clause. The only reason that Planned Parenthood has been fighting these particular battles is because they offer abortions. People seem to ignore all of the other things they do. Instead of seeing the benefits that come from these types of locations, many focus on this one thing that is perceived as negative. I don’t think that having an abortion is necessarily a good thing, but it should be a choice available to all women. Children are expensive and not all women can afford that mistake. There are many reasons a woman may choose to have an abortion, but even so, you can’t have one in a freestanding abortion center after the first trimester. By that point, the embryo can be considered a life, and unable to sustain itself outside the mother’s womb. Either way, having a legal abortion in a sterile, medical environment is better than a coat-hanger in a back alley or having your boyfriend throw you down stairs.
Nobody likes making the choice, but there are reasons people do it. And it should remain a choice. If you don’t like it, then don’t have one. Even if you do not agree with abortion, there is no reason that Planned Parenthood should have funding cut just because of that one service. Clinics like these serve thousands of people in Indiana, and I am certain that not all of them are having abortions done. Many people go for STD testing and for affordable birth control. Underage girls can go to Planned Parenthood and get on birth control without parental consent. This can be helpful if, say the girl’s parents would prevent her from such due to a moral or other obligation. If she’s going to be having intercourse regardless, is it not better for the girl to have protection? They are also charge based on income, which means it can be fairly cheap for unemployed teenagers. Anyone can go and get tested for sexually-transmitted diseases and treatment is available inhouse for those who test positive. They also provide a variety of exams including early detection for some cancers. For a company that provides so many Many fail to recognize the over all benefit of different health care options, why are we Planned Parenthood and other pregnancytrying to cut its funding? assist clinics (photo courtesy of clipart.com).
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Chapel shares connection to Undergound Railroad
Jamil Toptsi Reporter
On Thursday night, Indiana State University students, staff, and members of the community gathered together at Allen Chapel, on the corner of Third and Crawford Streets, to hear from local experts on the building’s rich past. Prior to the Civil War, the Allen Chapel was not the building some see today, but a small white shack in the middle of an African-American community where church service was held. Shifting focus from the past to the present, several speakers discussed the history of the chapel and its connection that it has with the Underground Railroad and Terre Haute’s AfricanAmerican community.
“You don’t just do a project and get it over with. There always seem to be something new we have to fix. ” Joy Sacopulos, leader of the Allen Chapel’s restoration project Marlene Lu, an employee at Indiana State University, said because of the proximity to the busy Wabash River and the large African-American population in the area, many runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad would often pass through or settle down in Terre Haute. The congregation pooled their resources and built a new church to replace the small shack and provided education for black children, which drew more African-American families to the area, Lu said. The building burned down in 1913, but the church we see today was built on the same foundation and incorporates the same altars and pews that were saved from the fire. Professor Chris Olsen, chair of the history department and an expert in American history during the antebellum period, said despite its significant history and its location on one of the busiest
History department chair Chris Olsen shares the history of the underground railroad in Terre Haute (Photo by SaBrandi Powers).
streets in Terre Haute, the church often goes unnoticed. Olsen encouraged students to visit the chapel. “It is a great historical resource” he said. “And it has an amazing history, not only the building itself but the congregation, which can trace itself back to the 1830s. Even then, there was a significant AfricanAmerican population here in Terre Haute.” But the years of history have taken
their toll. Certain parts of the building, which is more than 100 years old, are falling into disrepair. Lu, who’s also a member of The Friends of Historic Allen Chapel, said the restoration groups have made key improvements, but there is still more work to be done. However, Joy Sacopulos, leader of the restoration project, said many difficulties lie ahead. “You don’t just do a project and get it over with. There always seems to be
something new we have to fix.” she said. “But we’re always making improvements. The people here are really doing an amazing job.” Alli Pell, an Indiana State University student, said she was glad that preservation efforts were being made. “I learned a lot from the presentations,” Pell said. “And I think it’s great what they’re doing with the restoration project. It’s important to keep history alive.”
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the often cold and dreary months of winter. “This is the eighth annual contest,” said The contest also gives students and faculty Luers. “The first year we tried tents like a chance to demonstrate teamwork and Tent City, but they didn’t go over so well.” bonding skills, in addition to increasing Since then, the number of participants public visibility. has grown, according “We have come to show to Luers, in addition to “The point of the some ISU spirit and to number of people event is to show the promote our organization,” participating and the said Sydney jackson, the pride of ISU and amount of creativity. a student from United A winning contestant is to show individual Campus Ministries. chosen from each category creativity and for us Other students like —department, student Sophomore Jessica to come together as athletes — and judged by Sycamores.” Neumann from Alpha those who aren’t affiliated Sigma Alpha wanted to get with the contest, such involved within the ISU alumni, staff, faculty Freda Luers, director of as community. and students. They will campus life “This is my first year be announced during here,” she said. “We’re halftime at the women’s doing a ‘70s theme.” game, and the winner from Each team displayed their own each category will receive recognition for interpretation of team spirit by decorating having the most creative design. their assigned section, free to express their “The point of the event is to show the artistic talents in any way they saw fit. pride of ISU and to show individual For example, the Career Center depicted creativity and for us to come together as Sycamore Sam in dashing interview attire. Sycamores,” Luers said.
Above: Various student organizations gathered to decorate the windows of the Hulman Center in the spirit of Indiana State pride. Left: Graduate student Jenny Monarch joins her fellow students to decorate the panes of glass (Photos by Gary Macadaeg).
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Baked potato eatery set to replace Coffee Grounds Dustyn Fatheree Contributor Coffee Grounds has served Terre Haute’s community for over 20 years, and Kevin Hunt aims at continuing this tradition with an odd combination— loaded baked potatoes, coffee and live entertainment. Hunt, owner of the upcoming Taterz and Joe’s Coffee Grounds, decided to purchase the building after Coffee Grounds closed last year. He moved from Evansville, where he worked delivery for Sam’s Pizzeria, in December. Hunt said he has managed a nightclub and worked to promote and market various corporate restaurants like Pizza Hut and Dominos. “My goal is to open up within the month,” Hunt said. With the arrival of Taterz, the downtown area will gain another venue to attract customers, and Hunt aims to work with bar and restaurant owners to create a more entertaining environment. In doing so, Hunt has begun preparing by replacing the old building’s speakers with new ones. “I’d really like to be involved with the street festivals,” Hunt said. “Taterz will also be hosting bands, comedians and DJs.” Tommy Lynch, a senior communication major who enjoys spending time downtown, said he is excited to see more establishments focus on entertainment. “I like the entertainment aspect of Taterz,” Lynch said. “I would like to see more places where students could go and hang out. I would like to see more venues downtown focus around entertainment.” Hunt said he wants Indiana State University students to reach out to him for job opportunities, band arrangements or artistic interests. “I would like to feature ISU bands at some of our events,” he said. “Art students with pieces of art can get ahold of me, so we can put them up around the room and people can purchase them if they like it.” Taterz will bring the classic Coffee Ground coffee back to the menu, but it will offer new items, he said. “Taterz has loaded baked potatoes up to a pound and a half,” Hunt said. “There will be around eight signature potatoes — including chicken, bacon, steak, pulled
The downtown space once home to Coffee Grounds, on Wabash Ave., will soon house Taterz and Joe’s Coffee Grounds, an establishment providing food, beverages and live entertainment. This will include local bands, stand-up comedians and DJs (Statesman file photo).
pork and veggies — as well as a build your own option,” Hunt said. Lynch said there is nothing that focuses on baked potatoes in Terre Haute. “It sounds unique, and cool,” Lynch said. “I think it will be a good addition to the area.” Hunt said he is has a lot of family in the area, so that is why he came back to open a business in Terre Haute. He said the downtown scene is growing, and he wishes to contribute to the success of the area. “It is really a partnership with other businesses in the downtown area,” Hunt said. “As the area grows, it makes the pie bigger for everyone involved.” Working at Taterz would provide students with experience that could be
applied outside of the classroom, Hunt said. Students who worked there would help market and promote the business. Hunt is looking for 10 employees — students who are interested can visit the career center’s website or can stop into Taterz. The building will undergo minor changes, he said, since hard wood floors, a high ceiling and brick walls are “hard to change.” He said his biggest difficulty will be getting people to come in and try the food. Even with Hunt’s challenges, he has the previous owner of Coffee Grounds, Pete Wilson, to consult and train him. Hunt has not had much experience with baristas, but knows what he is looking for. “Personality and attitude aren’t skill
that can be taught,” Hunt said “Becoming a Barista can be taught. It is a challenge I am willing to undertake.” Hunt hopes to get the word out about the new restaurant using various approaches. “I will be offering free wireless Internet to anyone who checks in or likes Taterz’s Facebook page,” Hunt said. “I think creating and maintaining personal relationships with customers are the best marketing technique, though.” The grand opening event will be coming up soon, he said. “We want people who enjoyed Coffee Grounds to come back,” Hunt said. “I am looking for feedback and constructive criticism to make the product and service even better.”
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Sycamores crush Salukis on Friday night John Patrick Gibbons Reporter The Indiana State Women’s basketball team got back in the victory column as they defeated Southern Illinois 72-35 Friday night at the Hulman Center in their annual pink game supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Coming into the game, the Sycamores had lost their last two games on the road to Loyola and Illinois State as well as losing senior forward Anna Munn to an injury. Even with the loss, the Sycamores got back to their winning ways in front of the home crowd at the Hulman Center. Through the first eight minutes of the game, Indiana State and Southern Illinois went back and forth. Southern Illinois’ Dyana Pierre was tough to stop early by gaining seven points, playing physically and grabbing rebounds for the Salukis. Pierre finished with a game-high nine rebounds. Coming out of a timeout close to the halfway point of the first half, with the game tied at nine, junior forward Jasmine Grier hit a three pointer that put the Sycamores up and sparked a 16-0 run that put them in control. During the run, Southern Illinois struggled with the Sycamores’ pressing defense that led to several turnovers Indiana State would take advantage of. The turnovers led to baskets by Grier as well as sophomore forward Marina Laramie. Grier was one of three Sycamores to finish with nine points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds. Laramie led the Sycamores with 11 points, shooting just under 50 percent for the game. “I just wanted to be a spark on the offensive side,” Grier said. As the first half wound down, senior guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir hit a circus layup that would add to the Sycamores lead and put them up 35-17 going into halftime. Abdul-Qaadir finished the game with nine points in 31 minutes of action. As soon as the second half started, the
STATESMAN RUNDOWN Indiana State: Men’s Basketball vs. Southern Illinois 60-57 (W) Women’s Basketball vs. Evansville 63-56 (L)
Recent Contests: Men’s Basketball Record vs. Southern Ill. 79-60 (L) vs. Northern Iowa 87-81 (W) vs. Wichita State 65-58 (L) vs. Drake 60-56 (W) vs. Bradley 68-62 (W) Women’s Basketball Record vs. Wichita State 83-63 (L) vs. Bradley 80-67 (W) vs. Loyola 58-71 (L) vs. Illinois State 50-53 (L) vs. Southern Illinois 72-35 (W)
Senior guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir drives to the hoop against the Southern Illinois Salukis in the annual pink game on Valentines Day at the Hulman Center (Photo by Gary Macadaeg).
Sycamores got back to where they had left off with tough defense, good shooting and scoring near the basket. Grier and Laramie continued to be the focal point for the Sycamores early in the second half. Others got in on the action for the Sycamores including junior forward Chelsea Small who shot the ball well from behind the arc. Freshman forward Rhagen Smith provided toughness down low that helped the team stretch their lead to over 30 points. Smith finished the game with a season high eight points. “We showed a lot of team chemistry
tonight and I thought we played really well,” Laramie said. The Sycamores continued to play hard and eventually won 72-35 to keep them in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference. “It was a really good win tonight, on a really special night,” Head Coach Teri Moren said. The Sycamores play their next two games on the road at Missouri State and then at Wichita State. They do not return to the Hulman Center until Feb. 28 when they face Loyola.
Men’s Basketball Rankings Wichita State 26-0 Indiana State 20-6 Missouri State 17-9 Illinois State 14-12 Northern Iowa 13-13 Bradley 11-16 Loyola 9-17 Evansville 11-15 Drake 13-13 Southern Illinois 10-17 Women’s Basketball Rankings Wichita State 21-2 Indiana State 13-10 Northern Iowa 12-11 Loyola 9-15 Illinois State 6-15 Missouri State 12-11 Evansville 9-14 Bradley 6-17 Southern Illinois 4-19 Drake 11-12
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Indiana State Baseball starts season with strong wins The Indiana State Sycamores failed to score in their season opener Friday at the spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays as the Auburn Tigers held off the Sycamores 4-0. “As I look at the box score, this is the untelling stat of the day,” Mitch Hannahs, Indiana State head coach, said. “I was really pleased with the tempo that Kudrecki set on the mound and he did a great job of going after their hitters. I was also pleased all day with our hitters. I really thought we had great at-bats but we just did not have chance to turn the pressure around on them.” Auburn scored a run in the second, adding two more in the sixth and one in the seventh against Indiana State starter Kurt Kudrecki who went six innings and allowed four runs on six hits while striking out three and walking three. Josh Dove, A.J. Elderry and Nick Kolarik also saw time on the mound. Senior shortstop Tyler Wampler was 3-for-3 — all singles — for the Sycamores with junior third baseman Brian Romero hitting two singles, and senior Landon Curry, junior Connor McClain and junior Jacob Hayes each hitting a single. The Sycamores posted their first victory of the 2014 season on Saturday as Derek Stagg pitched seven scoreless innings in keeping the Connecticut offense quiet and leading the Sycamores to a 3-0 victory over the Huskies. The action came in the first of two games played at North Charlotte Regional Park as part of the Snowbird Classic Saturday. Stagg allowed just two hits while striking out six and walking three in seven innings of work. Ryan Keaffaber worked the final 1.2 innings to pick up the save.
The Sycamores loaded the bases in the first but could not push across a run. Indiana State scored their first run of the 2014 season in the second. A pair of one-out walks to Jeff Zahn and Taylor Steen put runners in scoring position. Landon Curry followed with a single to right center that scored Zahn. The Sycamores had another opportunity in the third when Mike Fitzgerald led off with a double to left but was left stranded. Jacob Hayes tripled off the right field fence to open the seventh and Mike Fitzgerald followed with an RBI single through the left side of the infield as the Sycamores increased their lead to 2-0. Derek Hannahs led off the ninth with a walk and went to second on Brian Romero’s sacrifice bunt. Zahn followed with a walk and Taylor Steen snuck a single through the right side of the infield to score Hannahs and give Indiana State a 3-0 lead. Indiana State out-hit Connecticut 9-2 with Fitzgerald finishing with a double and a single in four trips to the plate to lead the Sycamore attack. Curry had a pair of singles, Hayes a triple, and Wampler, McClain, Zahn and Steen each had a single. ”I was real disappointed in our first game against UConn,” Hannahs said. “We really should have won 7 or 8 to nothing. I just felt we didn’t execute well and left a lot of guys out there. Fortunately Stagg threw very well and kept it in our favor. The way Keaffaber finished the first game, what poise by the freshman.” The win over Ohio State was much better for the coach. Indiana State scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning against Ohio State to take the early lead as Zimmerman scored on Fitzgerald’s RBI
The Sycamores began the baseball season strong with a pair of victories over Ohio State and a 3-0 win over the Huskies (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
single and Hayes added the second run on a Romero sacrifice. Ohio State came back to temporarily take the lead on a three-run home run over the right field fence by Dawson in the bottom of the fourth. Fitzgerald added two more RBIs in the fifth with a double that scored Curry and Hayes while Wampler and McClain each scored in the sixth on a Zahn single and a Hannahs sacrifice. Hayes doubled and scored on a single by Fitzgerald in the seventh to push Indiana State’s lead to 7-3. Lombard earned his first win as a Sycamore as he allowed three runs on six hits while striking out six and walking one. A.J. McElderry, Nick Kolarik each worked in relief with Keaffaber coming on to close out the win for the second straight game. Indiana State had 13 hits in the game
with Fitzgerald going 3 for 4 and knocking in four RBI. Zahn and Zimmerman had a pair of hits while Curry, Hayes, Romero, Wampler, McClain, and Hannahs each had one. “We were the aggressor in the second game and really went after them,” Hannahs said. “Lombard did a good job. He got in to a jam in the sixth but worked out of it and the bullpen really came through again. We are just mixing and matching right now. We have a long way to go but I like the way we are competing.” Indiana State wrapped up their weekend slate of game by defeating Ohio State University 8-6. The Sycamores will be back in action this weekend competing in the Mule Mix Classic. Indiana State will face Lipscomb, Belmont and Middle Tennessee State. Story courtesy of ISU Athletic Media Relations.
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Sycamore track and field athletes post personal bests Craig Padgett
ISU Athletic Mdeia Relations The Sycamores started off their first day of competition with several victories and many personal bests, as they looked to position themselves highly on the conference list with the Missouri Valley Conference meet just two weeks away. Sophomore Kimyanna Rudolph was one of those athletes, as she placed second in the pole with a personal best clearance of 13 feet 5.75 inches. Senior Lauren Rice cleared a personal best of 12 feet 4 inches for ninth. Junior Byron Ferrell placed third in the men’s pole vault at 16 feet 1.75 inches, with junior Wes Schenck and sophomore Connor Curley placing seventh and eighth after clearing 15 feet 7.75 inches. Senior Greggmar Swift positioned himself well for the final in the 60 meter hurdles as he was the fastest qualifier after running 7.70 seconds in the semi-final. Senior Duane Brown and sophomore Adarius Washington, who qualified with times of 7.99 and 8.01 respectively, joined him. Junior Carmelia Stewart qualified
on the women’s side after running 8.63 seconds in the semi-final, she followed that effort with a win in the triple jump at 40 feet 11.75 inches. Sophomore Katie Wise also set herself up well, as she was the fastest qualifier in the 60 meter dash in 7.46 seconds. Junior Demetra Camble ran 7.69 seconds to qualify as the fifth qualifier for the final. Freshman Alethia Marrero placed fourth in the 200 meter dash in season best time of 24.77 seconds. Senior Chris Fields won the weight throw with a throw of 63 feet 9 inches, while sophomore Sean Dennis placed third in a personal best 61 feet 9.5 inches. Fields also won the shot put with a throw of 59 feet 6.25 inches. On the women’s side senior Mary Theisen placed second in the shot put with a toss of 55 feet 3.50 inches and was third in the weight throw with a throw of 60 feet 4 inches. Junior Gabe Ocasio had a personal best time, as he placed third in the mile with a time of 4:16.95. Freshman Tony Rigoni placed third in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:55.36, while freshman Sydney Dickerson placed fifth in a time of 2:19.06
Above: Track and Field athletes stand at the start line in anticipation of their race. Below: Sophomore John Mascari broke his own school record in the 5,000 meter run, setting a blistering new record of 13:59.06 (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
to lead the women. Junior Nicole Lucas to beat in the Missouri Valley Conference placed fourth in a personal best time in two weeks, as she won the 400 meter of 10:05.48, before junior Tristan Selby dash in 54.80 seconds. Junior Jonathan ended day one with a personal best time Jackson had a big day in the 800 meter of 8:23.20 to place third. run, placing fourth in a time of 1:51.56. The Sycamores completed their second Senior’s Kevin Piraino and Mat Tuttle day of competition with several personal placed second and fourth in their sections bests. They were led by freshman David of the 400 meter dash, with Piraino Timlin, who placed second, and was the earning a personal bests time of 48.51 first collegiate in the mile at seconds. “[David] Timlin’s 4:05.02. “Greggmar suffered his “Timlin’s race was race was definitely a first defeat of the year, but definitely a highlight for highlight for us today not to a collegiate so he us today,” said Men’s Head is still undefeated against Coach John McNichols. “It ... He hadn’t had a college competition,” said was the second best all-time chance to run in a McNichols. “That was his and before today he best good race yet, but own doing, however as the was a converted 4:11. He hurdle races are a battle hadn’t had a chance to run today showed in the between yourself and the in a good race yet, but today right setting he can barriers. He got into the showed in the right setting second one and wasn’t able run fast. ” he can run fast. Jackson did to come back against good a nice job as well in the 800 competition and a rival of with one of the best runs in Coach John McNichols his from a year ago.” school history.” Swift placed second in Junior Carmelia Stewart started the a time of 7.83 seconds with sophomore day off with a big personal best in the 60 Adarius Washington fourth in 8.00 and meter hurdles, as she ran 8.51 seconds. senior Duane Brown fifth in 8.08. Sophomore Katie Wise continued her The Sycamores will compete in a split great season, as she won the 60 meter dash squad meet between Eastern Illinois in a time of 7.45 seconds. Her teammate and the Alex Wilson Invitational before Demetra Camble was second in 7.60 heading to Northern Iowa for the seconds. Missouri Valley Indoor Conference Alethia Marrero showed she is the one Championships March 1 and 2.
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Church key part of‘Railroad’
Above: Students and faculty listen to the presentation for “Crossroads on the Underground Railroad” at Allen Chapel. Right: Christopher Olsen, department chair of the history department, talked to the audience about Allen Chapel’s participation in the Underground Railroad during the 1800s. Below: Marlene Lu, a professor for the College of Education and Project Secretary, discusses various topics and answers questions at Thursday evening’s event (Photos by SaBrandi Powers).