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ALL ABOUT THE MONEY ISU officials talk with students about the university’s financial budget
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President Daniel J. Bradley and Diann McKee, vice president of business affairs and university treasurer, address a group of students Wednesday night about ISU’s position in regards to state appropiations (Photo by Kaitlyn Surber). Senior Brandon Pounds currently leads KIARA GILBER Reporter the Missouri Valley Conference and the nation in the men’s weight-throw event Indiana State’s budget of $144 million is mostly used to cover (Submitted Photo). staff salaries and benefits, the university’s president said on
Wednesday. President Daniel J. Bradley said that 70 percent of Indiana
State’s budget goes to faculty and staff while leading students and faculty in a discussion on the state budget for the American Democratic Project’s “Pizza and Politics” event.
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“It was the first opportunity for a group of students to sit down and talk to the president about the budget. Not very often does a regular student sit down with the president … It’s an unusual event,” said Mike Chambers, chair of the political science department and professor. Chambers said the budget would affect Indiana State community members in terms of student tuition and increased employee salaries. He also said it would give the university an idea of how many professors it can hire and how many students can be placed in each class. “In all aspects, the budget will affect us all,” he said. ISU Executive Director of Government Relations Greg Goode opened the discussion and said Indiana’s budget is $29.4 billion, adding that the government has made a promise to raise the funding for higher education. “With a modest increase in funding, that means that it’s a good outcome for Indiana State University,” Goode said. Diann McKee, vice president of business affairs and university treasurer, said that none of the state’s budget covers the campus’ construction expenses, although the state has to approve the projects. “The state doesn’t fund any construction project such as student housing,” McKee said. “The state only funds constructions projects that are academic or administrative nature.” Over 166 students and faculty gathered at Cunningham Memorial Library’s events area to learn about state and university budgeting. Alecia Craig, a sophomore health science major said that after the discussion, she had a clearer idea of how the budget is spent and where the money goes. “It was good to hear [Bradley] talk about the budget, and what happens with the government,” she said. She also stated that students should come to these events so that “they can have a broader view of how the government runs, what the details of the plans are and why things happen this way.” Ryan Delaney, a senior communication
“It’s good to know that my money is being put to good use.” Ryan Delaney, senior communication major
President Daniel J. Bradley (right) and Vice President of Business and University Treasurer Diann McKee (left) talk about the university budget and how it affects students (Photo Kaitlyn Surber).
major, said he liked hearing about what happens with the allocations of funds straight from the president. “It’s difficult seeing other departments getting new things when our department doesn’t even get new things such as a camera,” he said. “But, it’s good to know that my money is being put to good use.” Delaney said that students should attend events such as Pizza and Politics more often because “most students are ignorant about what is going on around campus. They complain about how things go wrong or that they don’t like something, but they don’t put in their
opinion. If they put in their opinion, then things will change.” Pizza and Politics was hosted by the American Democratic Project, which is a national initiative to enhance civil education among college students. Political science lecturer and coordinator of the American Democratic Project Carly Schmitt said her goal was to educate students as well as give them a voice. “It gets students active in their community, gets them involved and is bringing awareness to issues that impact them. Anytime they learn, it empowers them,” Schmitt said.
Winter is back:
After mild weather, snow and ice return
Snow began falling around 5 p.m. Thursday, but that didn’t keep students from venturing out into below freezing temps. The central Indiana area was under a winter weather advisory, with Terre Haute receiving half an inch of snow before midnight. Above: Using their feet, students write “ISU” in the west parking lot in front of Rhoads and Mills Halls. Left: An aerial view of the HMSU as snow came down late Thursday night (Photos by Maggie Edwards and Evan Davis).
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Indiana State named ‘Nonprofit Leadership Campus of the Year’
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The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has recognized Indiana State University as its Sprint Campus of the Year for 2013. The alliance selected Indiana State from among 55 colleges and universities nationwide. The award goes to the campus that exemplifies overall best practices in nonprofit career preparation and growth as measured by student recruitment, internship placement and marketing. The number of students completing Certified Nonprofit Professional designation is also a factor. “In the 12 years since Indiana State University joined the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, the program has been a leader in fulfilling the campus’ mission of combining higher education with community and public service”, alliance President Michael Cruz said. “Indiana State is very deserving of this award.” During the last academic year, Indiana State graduated 31 Certified Nonprofit Professionals, the second-highest number in the nation, Cruz noted. Indiana State alumni work for such organizations as Boy Scouts of America, Feeding AmericaGleaners Food Bank of Indianapolis, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, March of Dimes, Indiana University School of Nursing, Nashville Area Agency on Aging and Disability, Terre Haute Children’s Museum and the Greencastle Housing Authority. Katie Davis, a 2012 Indiana State graduate, credits the program with providing her with the skills and experience to land a position with Playworks, a national nonprofit in Milwaukee, Wis., from among more than 70 candidates. “I was informed that the wide variety of experience I could bring to the job was what made me stand out from the rest,” Davis said. “Had it not been for Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, I would not have gained such experience.” Students in the Indiana State program come from each of the university’s five colleges and serve such partner organizations as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire USA,
Ralph Reid (right), president of Sprint Foundation and vice president of corporate responsibility for Sprint, presents the Sprint Campus of the Year Award to Nathan Schaumleffel (left), campus/executive director of Indiana State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
March of Dimes, Special Olympics Indiana, Indiana State University Foundation, Goodwill, Voices for America’s Children, United Way of the Wabash Valley, Wabash Valley Community Foundation, and the YMCA of Vigo County. Students run such campus organizations as Autism Speaks U, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Indiana Student Education Association, Riley Children’s Hospital Dance Marathon, Up ‘til Dawn fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Vigo Colleges Relay for Life. “This program helped me unlock my full potential by having the opportunity to network with people from all over the United States,” said Keenen Stevenson, a 2012 graduate. “The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance was a major stepping stone that helped launch my nonprofit career.” Stevenson served an internship at Voices for America’s Children’s national office in Washington. Stevenson now works as a mentoring and administrative assistant at Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of the District of Columbia. “Community engagement and experiential learning are core components of Indiana State University’s mission, and we are excited to receive this recognition for the good work we are doing in preparing students for careers in the nonprofit sector,” said ISU President Daniel J. Bradley. “Congratulations to our many Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
“Had it not been for Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, I would not have gained such experience.” Katie Davis, a 2012 Indiana State alumna
students and to their faculty mentor, Nathan Schaumleffel, for achieving national recognition in this important area.” Schaumleffel, associate professor of kinesiology, recreation and sport and campus/executive director for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification Program, said he is “very proud of our program, the significant amount of good our students do for our community and the personal and professional growth that our students experience as they proceed to certification.” Launched in 2001, the Indiana State program has grown from seven students in 2005, when Schaumleffel took over as campus director, to 140 students this year, one of the highest enrollment rates in the country. The Sprint Campus Partner of the Year Award is not the first for Indiana State. In 2008, the university received the alliance’s Outstanding Student Recruitment Benchmark Award. The national award selection committee was comprised of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance stakeholders, including affiliated faculty members, alumni, nonprofit partners, board of directors members and sponsors. Founded in 1948, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance exists to strengthen the leadership of the social sector and to sustain the ability of nonprofits to fulfill their missions with a talented and prepared workforce. In 2011, the Alliance launched its Certified Nonprofit Professional designation as the first of its kind nationwide. Certification demonstrates that a job candidate possesses critical nonprofit management and leadership competencies.
ISU Public Safety police blotter Feb. 15 At 8:29 a.m., an ill person was reported in Holmstedt Hall. At 12:09 p.m., battery was reported in Hulman Memorial Student Union. At 12:42 p.m., a warrant service was conducted offcampus. At 2:02 p.m., a cell phone was found on-campus. At 2:11 p.m., an injured person was reported at the Student Recreation Center. At 5:26 p.m., a person was cited for driving while suspended off-campus. At 7:12 p.m., a person was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated at the 800 Block of Spruce Street.
Feb. 16 At 2:03 a.m., a warrant service was conducted offcampus. At 3:34 a.m., a person was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Lot 10. At 7:11 p.m., a person was cited for driving while suspended off-campus.
Feb. 17 At 1:51 a.m., a driver never licensed was cited at the 600 Block of Tippecanoe Street. At 2:08 a.m., a person was arrested for minor consumption off-campus. At 4:55 a.m., Indiana State University police assisted the Terre Haute Police Department. At 8:02 p.m., a fire causing property damage was reported at Hulman Memorial Student Union.
Feb. 18 At 10:55 a.m., a fire alarm sounded in University Apartments. At 11:56 a.m., an ill person was reported in the Student Recreation Center. At 1:15 p.m., theft was reported off-campus. At 3:13 p.m., an injured person was reported offcampus. At 3:39 p.m., an altered parking permit was reported at Lot 14. At 9:16 p.m., a property damage accident was reported on-campus. At 9:58 p.m., a wallet was found in Hulman
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Memorial Student Union. At 10:32 p.m., an information report was conducted in the University Apartments.
Feb. 19 At 8:12 a.m., a suicide threat was reported in Mills Hall. At 1:09 p.m., a trespass warning was issued oncampus. At 2:10 p.m., an ill person was reported in Rhoads Hall. At 2:21 p.m., lost property was reported on-campus. At 2:28 p.m., an information report was conducted in the Public Safety Department. At 2:52 p.m., lost property was reported in Cromwell Hall. At 6:31 p.m., a well-being check was conducted in the University Apartments. At 7:40 p.m, an injured person was reported in the Hulman Civic Center. At 9:48 p.m., a wallet was found in Hulman Memorial Student Union. At 10:27 p.m., a fire alarm sounded in Jones Hall.
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Schools should focus more on safety rather than abstinence
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In the well-known, popculture movie “Mean Girls,” the health professor says, “If you have sex, you will get pregnant. And die.” For many people, abstinence-only education is the greatest idea of them all. According to life123.com, in 2002, President George Kenzie W. Bush increased funding McAdams for abstinence programs in public schooling and Prove added fuel to the fire of not Them teaching children about sex. However, statistics show Wrong that states with abstinenceonly education have a higher pregnancy rate. Many people are for abstinence-only education because they argue that abstinence is 100 percent effective. They state that sex outside of marriage can lead to sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy and even emotional problems. They also focus on the religious aspect of it. Many abstinence-only programs are affiliated with the practicing of Christianity, since the Bible says that a woman should be a virgin until she is married. While choosing to be abstinent until marriage is 100 percent acceptable, the real life facts about sex should still be discussed for those that do
not believe in those ideas. The United States is ranked number one among developed nations in rates of both teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, according to newjerseynewsroom. com. Telling teens to be abstinent is a nice idea, but highly unrealistic. The truth is people are going to have sex if they want to, no matter what you tell them. What we can do, though, is prepare them for those choices. Instead of telling teens to not have sex at all, we should explain the use of contraceptives and how to have sex safely. Instead, abstinence–only programs completely ignore the fact that teens are, in fact, having sex. When it comes to sex in the media it’s all fine and dandy, but when it comes to actual medical information, it is considered disgusting and insane. Abstinence-only programs often display sex as nasty, wrong or that you will be labeled a “whore” if you have sex before you’re married. Teens are so misinformed on sex and there are some insane myths out there. Some of these myths are pretty wacky, such as if you’re on your period, you can’t get pregnant or that you can use plastic wrap if you don’t have a condom. These myths exist simply because nobody has the education on what can and can’t be done. Popular sex-blogger and activist Laci
Green states in her Youtube video “A is for Abstinence” the insanity that is abstinenceonly education. She states that this is “anti-sex propaganda” and that these programs don’t take into consideration that teens are being unsafe about sex, let alone having sex. An article from MSNBC states that instead of being abstinent, more students reported having had more sex after taking an abstinence-only sex education course than they did beforehand. It’s just like when you were younger and your parents stressed not to do something, you went ahead and did it anyway. Many teens feel the same way about sex. If parents and educators continue to tell their students and children that having sex is bad for them, the kids will feel more inclined to challenge it. Although everyone has the right to stay abstinent, we should give information to those who chose the path of sexual activity. Many parents feel ashamed or embarrassed about talking to their kids about sex. Because of this, they simply don’t talk about it with them. The problem with that method is kids then decide to go out and experience things for themselves unsafely. Whether you’re doing it or not, become knowledgeable about it; learn about contraceptives and STD testing.
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The Harlem Shock 2013
By now many of you have seen and probably complained about the controversial “Harlem Shake” video that was recently removed due to a plethora of complaints. This video follows in the new, and sad, tradition of parodying viral videos that began “Call Me Maybe” and should Gary Rizzo with have ended with “Gangam Style.” For those who have yet to catch on Wear to new meme, the Harlem Shake Sunscreen is athis video that begins with one person, often helmeted or masked, dancing to a song alone for 15 seconds while surrounded by other people not paying attention and unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, the video switches to the entire crowd doing a crazy convulsive dance for the next 15 seconds. The dancing style should not be confused with the original Harlem Shake dance that was popular in 1981. Moreover, in the second half of the video, people often wear minimal clothes, crazy outfits or costumes while wielding strange props. This is where we enter the great scandal that I am now officially dubbing “Harlem Shock 2013.” The video in question featured a group of our students performing this video meme at our beloved Hulman Center. Amongst all the absurdity there was a stone-faced student sweeping the
floor in a Mexican style poncho that caused an uproar of complaints claiming that seeing a Mexican sweeping a floor is racist and offensive. A quick Google search of “Harlem Shake” returns several highly acclaimed versions of this video, with some even more offensive. The most popular ones include participants performing obscene sexual motions that I personally find more disturbing than a student sweeping a floor. When did a person dressing a certain way become more offensive than sexually explicit behavior? That is a topic for another day; for now, let us focus here at home. The real problem here is the skewed sense of priorities we seem to have. I often encourage students to speak out and express their feelings about issues that upset them. I have tried to encourage Sycamores of all classes to stand up for what they feel is morally wrong in an attempt to better, not only our little community, but the paradigm of our nation’s cultural attitudes. However it seems the target has been missed completely. Our nation is about 100 days into the reelection of President Barack Obama, during which there have been several propositions that would seriously affect our student body. Issues ranging from student debt to healthcare to investments in American manufacturing have saturated the political rhetoric. But our students have only expressed themselves when another student, practicing his freedom of expression, dressed and
behaved in a way that they felt was racist. Perhaps it should be noted that this student, of Hispanic descent, chose his apparel and actions by his own free will. It should also be noted that there were other students in the video whose performances should have been seen as even more offensive but were written off as humorous (e.g., a African-American student dressed up as an American ‘redneck’ and acting drunk). It was very sad to hear so many students and staff members voice their condemnation for this video while there is so little outcry when one out of every four women will be assaulted on college campuses this year. Surely it speaks poorly of ISU students when someone being physically attacked is less upsetting than a student acting in a manner that they did not intend to be offensive by any measure. But what is most upsetting is that our administration has taken swifter action against this video than they have against reported incidents of assault here on our campus. By the way, just because someone looks Hispanic does not mean they are Mexican. The student in question is not from Mexico at all. His ancestry is Peruvian and he is actually from Illinois. He has also told me personally that he is offended by everyone assuming to know his heritage based on how he looks. That is real racism.
Relationships in college need to begin with knowing yourself Throughout our lives we hear the phrase “your relationship with yourself is the most important one you will ever have.” However, it seems that the implied wisdom of that phrase is lost in a barrage of lust, infatuation and even self-loathing. At every turn in our lives, romanticism Julian is highly glorified. Meeting “the one,” Winborn going out on unbearably cute dates Progress and having breathtakingly magnificent, toe-curling sex. We’ve seen in it every for movie, read it in every book and Progress’ have heard countless stories from our friends. Sake The romantic culture also has an incredibly bleak side to it as well where we somehow learn to hate ourselves. Although it may be rather dramatic to refer to it as self-hatred, there is often a search for romanticism in order to compensate for one’s own grievances and insecurities. When
people enter relationships, there is an eagerness to be educated on all of the likes and dislikes of your partner, and even a molding process where one becomes what their partner wants. We’ve seen this a million times before. Sarah starts to date John. John loves the card game “Magic: The Gathering” and for as long as we’ve known Sarah, she has absolutely hated that game. But all of a sudden, Sarah is wearing Magic: The Gathering t-shirts, she has her own deck of cards and constantly reminds us as to how much she just adores the game. So, instead of looking inward to love and learn about one’s self, love is sought in other people, and at the end of it all, feelings on insecurity and self-consciousness remain. This is a cycle that is seen every day with so many clambering towards that ideal relationship. But that relationship cannot exist when a wholesome love and appreciation for yourself is absent. In a guide to knowing yourself before dating, “Yahoo! Voices” contributor Lauren Smith explains that the best way to learning about and loving yourself
is through being by yourself. Smith’s suggestion of simply being alone is a rather daunting task. In college, we have very serious social agendas to attend to, so being alone is difficult and a bit of guilt may come with turning down friends’ offers to go out, but in the future we may take a bit of pride in valuing our personal time. As we take ourselves out to dinner, watch movies alone, read books, do yoga and meditate in the privacy of our bedrooms, a new pathway unfolds where we learn about ourselves on the most intimate level. A sudden transformation occurs during this process where we become self-actualized and proud beings because the search for a relationship in other people no longer binds us. Through the effort of getting to know yourself, the independence and the confidence that you have built will eventually attract others who might actually be worthy of your romantic affection.
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Bringing Back Black 2 p.m. Meet at the front of Mills Hall
Monday Student Health Promotion will offer free, confidential HIV testing every other Monday, beginning Feb. 25 from noon to 3 p.m. in the SHP Office, third floor of the Sycamore Center for Wellness & Applied Medicine (on 5th Street across from the tennis courts). No appointments necessary.
Students set to dance the night away Students take part in the 2012 Riley Hospital for Children Dance Marathon at Indiana State. Organizers of this year’s event hope to raise a minimum of $12,000 for the organization (Photos courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
Friday Wind Turbine Dedication 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m Between Mills and Rhoads halls
Day’Jonnae Riggins Features Reporter Indiana State University students plan to use their dancing abilities to heal the bodies and spirits of the children of Riley Hospital for Children. Students have organized the fourth annual ISU Dance Marathon that will take place Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. until midnight in the North Gym of the Arena on the ISU campus. “The kids at Riley look up to every single participant of Dance Marathon,” sophomore speech language pathology major Lauren Schroeder said. “The proceeds … go to thousands of children each year to help Riley continue to provide help to every child regardless of what their situation might be.” “I strongly encourage every student, if they have the opportunity, to come out and support Riley,” she said. ISU Dance Marathon is a multi-hour fundraising event that blends games, music, dancing and philanthropy into one experience. It is organized entirely by students who plan and execute the event while developing their leadership skills. The first dance marathon event took place in 1991 at Indiana University when student Jill Waibel organized it to raise money in
honor of AIDS activist and Riley patient, Ryan White. Today, dance marathons to benefit Riley Hospital for Children take place at high schools and colleges throughout the state. By dancing in this event, students can make an impact helping “thousands of thousands” children each year stay healthy, receive treatment, and get the best of care provided by the physicians at Riley Hospital, Schroeder said. According to rileykids.org, more than 60 percent of Riley’s children are uninsured or on Medicaid, and many of the clinical programs are not covered by Medicaid or insurance. Schroeder said ISU organizers hope to raise at least $12,000 and draw 150 participants, but “if I could wish for one thing, it would be that we would exceed all of that.” Students interested in participating can register for $15 at www.indstate.edu/ dancemarathon. For more information, contact Kelly Baer, president of ISU Dance Marathon, at Kbaer2@sycamores.indstate. edu.
The Riley Hospital for Children Dance Marathon will feature an evening of activities including games, music and dance.
Magic Realism on display at University Art Gallery
Works like this one titled “Ashen Morning I,” by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, are on display in the University Art Gallery. The exhibition continues through March 22 (Photo courtesy of the artists and Catherine Edelman Gallery).
Ghosts, humans in bat costumes and anthropomorphized birds are among the images in the ongoing art exhibition titled “Lies that Tell the Truth: Magic Realism in Contemporary Art.” The exhibition includes works by nine contemporary artists. This multimedium exhibition features paintings, photographs, etchings, drawings and video. Magic Realism tricks observers by hiding unexpected or suggestive content in what at first might seem to be a common or ordinary scene. By painting on top of her black and white photographs of birds and other animals, Kate Breakey “gently skews reality a bit.” In these larger-than-life-size portraits she attempts to compensate for the animals’ tragic end by giving them an imaginary afterlife. In her photorealistic, yet mysterious self-portraits, Susan Hauptman toys with social conventions and gender identities. Forty photographs from Kahn and Selesnick’s Truppe Fledermaus series tell the story of a 1930s theater troupe that enacts carnivalesque performances for the animals. Shana Moulton’s abstract and dreamlike work is a layering of video, performance and prop staging.
In her “Whispering Pines 8” video Moulton’s alter ego Cynthia relishes the life-changing potential of kitschy home décor. Among the five photographs from Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison’s recent “Counterpoint” series is “Mourning Cloak II” in which a group of brightly colored butterflies float down from above to land on the back of a man seated in a bed in a cell-like room. In Xiaoze Xie’s large, hyperrealistic paintings of compressed newspaper stacks, one can find images of the spectacle of the day, the Chinese government’s propaganda campaigns, and suffering faces of victims. Also included in the exhibition are two photogravures and a painting from Xie’s Chinese library series. The exhibition and lectures are free and open to the public. The University Art Gallery is located in the Richard G. Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts at the corner of North Seventh and Chestnut streets. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For free group or school tours contact Jason Saavedra at 812-237-3720.
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Communication students receive high honors in broadcast competition Joseph Paul Reporter Two Indiana State University students finished in the top three in different categories as part of an annual student broadcasters competition. Sophomore communication major Kurt Darling placed second and third in the radio sportscast and radio imaging categories, respectively, as part of the Indiana Association of Student Broadcasters competition. Meanwhile, sophomore communication major Ryan Delaney placed second in the video in-depth category. “My entry consisted of a news story about the NFL playoffs, and then it transitioned into a story about Butler beating Gonzaga, and then the final one talked about Indiana State in their win over Wichita State,” Darling said. Darling, a Brownsburg, Ind. native, has received similar awards in some of the same categories from the Indiana Association of Student Broadcasters during his time in high school. “In transitioning over to college, I just picked up right where I left off, calling as many games as I possibly can, getting on the air as much as I can, getting as much experience as possible,” Darling said.
“In this business, the only way you can really learn is through experience. Fortunately for me, I’ve been able to have that.” Kurt Darling, sophomore communication major and host of WISU’s “Sports Extra” Darling is a host on “Sports Extra,” WISU’s biweekly sports show that airs Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. He said all of these experiences have improved his performance as a sports broadcaster. Darling said that radio imaging, the second category he placed in, refers to the promotion material for the station aired between songs. “They say their names in crazy different ways using different sounds, liners and such,” Darling said. Darling was informed about the competition just
Sophomore Kurt Darling showcases his broadcasting skills at an Indiana State men’s basketball game (Submitted photo)
three weeks before the submissions were due and had to work quickly to put his audio packages together. The parameters for Darling’s radio sportscast submission required a three-minute package consisting of a variety of different sports stories from the national to the local level. However, he said he believes his last-minute effort paid off in the end. “It helps me know that people are listening to my stuff and it’s reassuring to me,” he said. “I know that I’m moving in the right direction because the people that judge this competition are professionals. They’re in this business and they make a living off of it.” Contrary to the objective reporting style required for his contest submissions, Darling and other members of Sports Extra are free to voice their opinions about
sports teams, coaches and players and use creative and humorous segments to add a fresh take on sports. “We bring up a topic, we talk about what they did right, what they did wrong, what we think they could have done better,” Darling said. “We get in some pretty good arguments for radio, I can tell you that. There’s a lot of personal opinions thrown around on the show.” Delaney finished second in the video in-depth category. The category compared student submissions of a two-minute, in-depth news, features or sports story. Delaney could not be reached in time for comments. “In this business, the only way you can really learn is through experience. Fortunately for me, I’ve been able to have a lot of it,” Darling said.
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Bats, Tom Sawyer focus of Community Semester presentations In the upcoming week, ISU will offer the Wabash Valley the opportunity to learn more about bats and the literary figure Tom Sawyer. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Joy O’Keefe, director of the Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation at ISU, will give a lecture titled “Bats in Trouble: The Truth about Indiana Bats.” The event will take place in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, University Art Gallery and Recital Hall. O’Keefe will discuss the myths and truths about bats, and about the real troubles faced by bats in Indiana. “Attendees will learn about bats of Indiana, but also about the threats that bats face in the 21st century,” O’Keefe said. On Thursday, ISU Professor Michael Shelden, author of five biographies, will present “Tom
Sawyer: Mark Twain’s Problem Child,” in the Cunningham Memorial Library, Events area. The presentation takes place at 5 p.m. and is presented is in partnership with The Year of the River Celebration. It is sponsored by WFIU. The Community Semester, which focuses on the theme “Our Town,” is a way for the College of Arts and Sciences to showcase what it does best and to encourage faculty and students to share what they are learning to the community It is also a way to bring innovative ideas in the science, humanities, liberal and creative arts to the area. A complete list and description of the Community Semester’s activities may be found at: http://www.indstate.edu/cas/ communitysemester/.
Joy O’Keefe, director of the Center for Bat Research, will discuss the myths and truths about bats during a presentation Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
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Thomas Beeler 812-237-4102 ISU-statesmansports@ mail.indstate.edu
Upcoming Events Baseball
Friday - Sunday at Auburn, Ala. for the Auburn Tournament, 3 p.m.
Softball Friday-Sunday at Southaven, Miss. for the Memphis Tourney, 4 p.m.
Track and Field Friday - Saturday at Cedar Falls, Iowa for the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship, 12 p.m.
Men’s Basketball Saturday at Hulman Center vs. Iona, 11 a.m.
Sunday at Hulman Center vs. Illinois State, 2:05 p.m.
Iona next up for ISU following loss to Shockers Thomas Beeler Sports Editor
ISU will continue to close out their season with the Ramada Worldwide Bracket Busters match-up with Iona College. The Gaels are into the bracket buster on Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Hulman Center, 15-12. Beginning at 10 a.m., donated refreshments from Square Donuts, Baesler’s and Panera Bread, including donuts and coffee, will be handed out to students by the student entrance inside the concourse for those attending the game. The Sycamores are coming off a close battle with the Wichita State University. The Shockers ended the game on top with a score of 66-62 Tuesday night in the Hulman Center. “It was a disappointing loss on a night that I think Wichita was tired and ripe to be beaten,” said Greg Lansing, head men’s basketball coach. “I told my guys we played hard enough to win, but we Junior Manny Arop makes a play for the Sycamores Tuesday night against the Wichita State didn’t play well enough to win.” The duel began with a 3-pointer Shockers. (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes). from sophomore guard Justin Gant, defensive walls with a jumper from Malcolm Sycamores back until the end of the second assist by junior forward Manny Arop half. and turnover by fellow junior guard Dawon Armstead. A 3-pointer by Arop quickly tied the game During the final 53 seconds, ISU began Cummings. The two teams clashed for the majority of the first half as they both fail again at 30. Wichita grabbed the lead again, climbing back up the scoreboard and Wichita to get more than a two-or-three point lead. 32-30, but Arop, once again, tied the game. was not giving them any leeway. With two With 3:15 left on the clock the Shockers were The Sycamores lost the lead again in the 3-pointers from Mahurin and Arop, free able to throw up a three-pointer with a pair second half but did not allow Wichita to slip throws by Mahurin, an assist by Odum and rebounds by Arop, the Sycamores could not too far ahead as ISU stayed close behind. of free throws to jump ahead 21-18. With 8:46 left on the clock, the Sycamores close out the game. The Sycamores ended the first half of the Arop led the team in double figures with game tied 25-25 after a last minute assist began to fall behind with the score at 46-42. 17 points and nine rebounds while Odum After a 30 second timeout, a 3-pointer from from freshman guard Khristian Smith, a rebound by Arop, three-pointer and some junior guard Jake Odum put the Sycamores closed with 15 points and six rebounds well-placed free throws from junior forward at the Shockers heels. A free throw, rebound and rounding out was Mahurin with an and layup from Odum kept ISU right in the additional 13 points. RJ Mahurin. “Our goal over the next few games is to Arop opened the second half with back- mix. get better so when we get over to St. Louis “I can’t fault our effort,” Lansing said. to -back shots making the score 27-25. The Shockers started to break away again we’ve got a shot,” Lansing said. Both teams went into a defensive stand still making the score 57-51 but even rebounds until Wichita broke through the Sycamores by Cummings and Smith could not bring the
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The unsung heroes: Team managers
Thomas Beeler Sports Editor
Athletic team managers are usually seen on the sidelines fetching water and towels for the players, but the managers at Indiana State have more responsibilities than what fans see. “Our best managers are ones that found things to do rather than wait for us to give them an order,” said John Gartland, head women’s cross country and assistant track and field coach. Senior communication major Zach Chike, gave his services to the ISU football team. Chike transferred from Iowa State, where he was a foot player but, due to a back injury, he had retire earlier than expected. Chike said he enjoyed his time as manager. He was a football player, so he enjoyed being out on the field and a part of the team. “Managers get to be a part of a very good team,” Gartland said. “They are indispensable and we treat them as if they are one of the athletes even though they aren’t on the track or in the one of the field events. They are still contributing hugely with all the things that they do.” Chike said the reasoning for him becoming a manager was to have an impact on people’s lives by sharing his faith with the rest of the team. He said he comes from a similar lifestyle. “I became a Christian in 2010,” Chike said. “I just wanted to share my faith through being a manager and the way I serve the team.” Managers play a large role in team morals, said Gartland. The managers experience the same victories and pains the team feels during and after competition. Just like the players and coaches, managers become attached to the team. Some of Chike’s and other football managers’ responsibilities would vary from practice to game days. During practice, Chike ran every drill that the team did. For seven on seven drills he would hike the ball. Chike would also spot the ball during practices and went along with the receivers because he was once a receiver. “There was no financial support,” Chike said. “The money would go toward the players and scholarships first. That wasn’t a problem for me because I came on the football team to serve the team so that’s what I did.” Before leaving for meets, the track managers help pack bags by separating each athlete’s appropriate size and color uniforms and placing them into the correctly assigned bag. Chike said, All the football managers would help out and
set up cones on the field. They have to set up all the players’ pads. All the equipment for each station, separated by position, needs to be set up before practice by the managers. “For games, I would set the kicking nets, making sure we have all the game balls, making sure we had everything that’s needed,” Chike said. “Making sure pre-game balls are in the right spaces for the players when they come out the locker rooms. Also, in the locker before the team gets there, we would set up jerseys and equipment and laid them out for the players, so when they get there they would just throw it on and start the game.” Chike said, he shows up 30 minutes or an hour before hand to set it all up and make sure it’s all in the right station. Managers also have to maintain the order of the equipment so coaches can on their athletes. “What I would struggle with the most was just practices,” Chike said. “I struggled with conflict with my classes and one time I missed a test and it sucked because I can’t make Senior communications major Zach Chike stands on the sideline as one of the it up. It was difficult in that aspect.” managers of the ISU football team. (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes). For the track team, managers have money is available to accommodate the team. Gartland said a large number of responsibilities to fulfill, said Gartland. At meets for cross country and track, it the team tries to have managers travel as much as possible. All is important for coaches to have records of the splits, which three of the track managers are currently going with the team are the times of each lap for some events that expand past a to the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship. The NCAA monitors managers’ grade as if they were single lap and series, the measurements of each throw and jump. Also, at meets, managers record video of races, throws athletes. Managers must maintain a 2.0 grades point average and jumps so coaches and athletes can review, and feedback and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester. “The only requirements we have is a desire to do it,” Gartland can be given to the athletes. Traveling with the team is dictated by how much space and said.
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Track and field teams look for positive results at championship Craig Padgett Reporter
Indiana State’s men’s and women’s track and field teams are heading to Cedar Falls, Iowa for the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship with competition beginning on Saturday, Feb. 23, at noon. The women are looking to grab a team title with the aid of freshman sprinter Katie Wise, leading the MVC in the 60-meter dash and senior thrower Felisha Johnson, who leads the nation in the 20 pound weight throw and is second in the shot put. The men are putting their money on their returning athletes with senior 35 pound weight thrower, Brandon Pounds who is leading the MVC and the nation and junior Greggmar Swift who is leading the 60-meter dash and hurdles. Women’s Track and Field The women’s track and field team is currently ranked 17th in the nation. The Sycamores enter the meet with six athletes leading their events going into the weekend. Head coach for women’s track and field Angie Martin she said she is excited about the team, but knows that there will be plenty of stiff competition for the Sycamores. “We were fifth place last year as a team, but this group of women has worked hard and they have high goals,” Martin said. “We are trying to approach this meet with a positive attitude and we are going to go to Iowa to try to have some fun and do our best. Hopefully the score will take care of itself. We know that Wichita State and Illinois State have very good teams and it will be a great battle, this weekend.” One of the Sycamores strong points will be their sprint as Wise will be in the hunt for the 200-meter dash. She currently holds an undefeated record against NCAA Division I opponents in the 60-meter dash. Sophomores Demetra Camble and Kaisha Martin will join Wise as they look to score in the 60-meter dash, and senior Stacia Weatherford will look to add depth to the 200-meter dash. Senior Macey Black will be the lone entry for the 400-meter dash. Weatherford is also ranked number one in the 60-meter hurdles. In the mid-distance and distance events senior Leeann Michl will take her number one ranking into the 800-meter run. Junior Shelby Higginbottom will be right on her heels ready to battle for a top spot herself. Senior Kalli Dalton will be in the mile field and junior Jessica Zangmeister will be called upon in the 3,000 and 5,000-meter runs. The distance medley team will also be competing for a top spot in the conference and could be made up of the above runners as well as senior Hanna Mercer and sophomore Nicole Lucas. The school record holding 4 x 400 meter team made up of Michl, Weatherford, Black and Higginbottom will be in effect
Freshman Connor Curley vaults over the bar at the Friday Night Special at Eastern Illinois University. (Photo by Ayden Jent).
this weekend. In the field, Johnson will headline both the weight throw and shot put. Freshmen Whitney Walker, Katelyn Rutz and Dawnelle Passmore will look to add to the depth to both throwing events for the Sycamores. Freshman Ioanna Koltsidou will lead a group of Sycamores in the high jump as sophomore Katie Bekavac, freshman Kalyn Davis, and junior Rachel Johnson join her. The pole vaulters have three athletes capable of being All-Conference with freshman Kimyanna Rudolph, senior Richelle Kimble, and junior Lauren Rice. Sophomore Alyssa Markiewicz and junior Hannah McKnight will be competing in the vault as well. Stewart will be in both the long and triple jumps; Martin will join her in the long jump, as well as junior Kelly Steffen. Senior Shalesa Smith will aid in the triple jump. Steffen will also be fighting for an All-Conference position in the pentathlon and Rachel Johnson will join her in what should be another crucial event. Men’s Track and Field The team will head into the weekend as the leaders based on MVC rankings. “The team race will be very close this year as each team has their strengths,” said John McNichols, head men’s track and field coach. “Southern Illinois won the cross country championship this fall so we know they have some depth there, Northern Iowa is great in the sprints, and Wichita State is really getting strong right now, but we’re finally healthy and we’ll be ready to compete.” The men will come into this year’s meet with five individuals leading their events, including Swift in the 60-meter hurdles, national leader Pounds in the weight throw, junior Maurice Lyke in the long jump, senior Justin Baxtron in the 200-meter dash, and freshmen John Mascari in the 5,000-meter run. While the men have many athletes to lead the way in their events, they will look to superior depth in nearly every event to
earn their second title in three years. The Sycamores will be looking for points in the 60-meter dash as they have the second through fifth ranked runners in the conference in seniors Shaun Smith and Justin Baxtron, junior Keith Housley and sophomore Devin Price. They will compete in the 200-meter dash as well. Another event will be the 60-meter hurdles, as Swift will lead a drove of Sycamores including freshmen Adarius Washington and Marcus Neely, junior Duane Brown and sophomore Jonathan Jackson. The 400-meter dash will also prove very important as sophomore Arqeil Shaw should be looked upon for points as well as junior Kevin Piraino, junior Max Tuttle and sophomore Ryan Dickson. Sophomore Brad Adams, Senior Corey Hahn, freshman Michael Steele, and Jackson will be called upon for even more points in the 800 meter run. In the distance races look for senior Dustin Betz to be near the front of the mile and 3000-meter races, and be joined by Hahn in the mile. Masacri and sophomore Taylor Head will be in the 3000-meter race. The distance medley relay team will be made up of the same runners of the Sycamore distance squad. The pole vault will be another event for the Sycamores as freshman Connor Curley and senior Drew LaMaster battle with the conference best and sophomore Wes Schenck mixes it up with the best in the MVC as well. Senior Robert Webb will be kept busy, as he will also compete for a top spot in the triple jump, high jump, long jump and heptathlon. The throws will be yet another huge point for the Sycamores as Pounds takes the ring as the favorite with junior Chris Fields ready, as well as freshmen Derek Bunch in the weight throw. Bunch will also be huge in the shot put competing for a top spot. The 4x400-meter relay could determine the meet and the Sycamores are ranked third-just a second off the leaders.
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GAME NIGHT WITH UNION BOARD On Thursday night, Union Board hosted a game night based off the game show “Minute to Win it.” Students had to complete various challanges with a one minute time limit to win a prize. Left: Two members of the Indiana State football team battle it out in a game called “Baby Rattle.” The object of the game is to move the balls from one two liter bottle to the other without breaking the seal. Bottom: Four students shake their bottoms in an effort to release five ping pong balls from the tissue boxes tied to their waists.
Photos by Evan Davis