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‘LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL’ Professor leads video and discussion on the Holocaust

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 Indiana State University Volume 120 Issue 59

Women’s basketball fourgame winning streak broken by Illinois State Redbirds

Freshman forward Marina Laramie puts up a shot for Indiana State University (Photo by Maggie Edwards).

Ann Rider, associate professor of German and women’s studies listens to a question raised by a student at the Holocaust remembrance video and discussion Monday (Photo by Evan Davis).



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Associate Professor of German and Women’s Studies Ann Rider leads students in a discussion on the film “Life is Beautiful” (Photo by Evan Davis).

Brianne Hofmann News Editor An Indiana State University professor connected the past to the present Tuesday by showing a comedy-drama film about the Holocaust. To commemorate the mass genocide of six million Jewish people nearly 80 years ago, Associate Professor of German and Women’s Studies Ann Rider presented the film “Life is Beautiful” to students before leading a discussion that evening. Rider gave a preface before starting the movie, stressing that while the movie is a fictional account of one family’s experience, the film’s “poignant” message of triumph over hardship was still prevalent. Fiction “has a way to speak to us about reality and [allows us] to think critically,” Rider said. “Life is Beautiful” follows Guido Orefice, a Jewish-Italian bookstore owner, and his family during their time at a concentration camp. Orefice’s wife and uncle are imprisoned along with Orefice, but are separated from him when they arrive, leaving Orefice to protect his young son alone. Orefice, portrayed by the film’s star, director and co-writer, Roberto Benigni, masks the seriousness of the situation by creating a game,

which requires his son to hide, remain quiet and resist hunger in order to receive 1,000 points and a “real life” army tank. “The world that Guido lives in is the world that he creates,” Rider said. Despite the fascist and anti-Semitic themes throughout the picture, Benigni, whose father had spent three years in a concentration camp, copes by blending those aspects with humor, a technique that Rider said draws viewers into the story. “When you start to see [the Holocaust] from a different picture, it makes it more real,” Rider said. Although Benigni “lightens the mood of a terrible situation,” Rider said that he’s not making an attempt to “trivialize what really happened,” adding that the film’s approach made her comfortable enough to show the movie to her own child. “It’s comedy on a much deeper level,” she

said. “This is not the first film to use human slapstick style.” Sophomore music education major Katie Runge said that parts of the film, especially those set in the concentration camp, were difficult for her to watch. “There were moments at the concentration camp where people were laughing, but I just couldn’t,” she said. “I was almost brought to tears in some places.” However, Runge also said the movie “would’ve turned a lot of people off without the humor” and that it’s capable of reaching today’s “detached society.” This was the second Holocaust Remembrance event hosted by the Hulman Memorial Student Union Board. Rider encourages students to broaden their knowledge of the Holocaust by visiting museums such as C.A.N.D.L.E.S., located at 1532 S. Third St.

Fiction “has a way to speak to us about reality and [allows us] to think critically.”

Ann Rider, associate professor of German and women’s studies

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Mills renovations delayed Brianne Hofmann News Editor Indiana State University officials have delayed plans to renovate Mills Hall. Reconstruction and renovation of the building, located on Fifth Street east of Rhoads Hall, was scheduled to begin during the 20122013 academic year. However, this week Diann McKee, vice president of business, finance and university treasurer, said renovations have been postponed to begin the summer of 2014 with occupancy planned in the renovated facility for the fall of 2015. “It really came down to a matter of scheduling and making sure we had sufficient capacity to meet demand,” McKee said. On Oct. 5, 2012, the ISU Board of Trustees approved renovations for the facility that was originally scheduled to go offline at the end of the spring 2013 semester. McKee said the delay is based on student enrollment. As enrollment increases and available residential space decreases, the university with little choice but to push the project back.

“After further examining projected enrollment for next fall, it was decided that we could not take 400 beds offline for renovation and meet demand,” McKee said. The residence hall remodel is part of Indiana State’s plan to renovate all existing facilities. Mills Hall, which was built in the early 1960s, was supposed to be the first of the refurbishing projects this year. In the meantime, the university is moving forward with the conversion of Erikson Hall into housing, which is expected to be completed by August 2013. McKee said the university is waiting on the completion of the North Residence Hall—a 352-bed facility south of Lincoln Quads and the Student Recreation Center—next year before closing Mills down. After the North Residence Hall is finished, it will be primarily used for sorority housing. “Once the new north housing comes online in the fall of 2014 it will allow Mills to be taken offline for renovation,” McKee said.

Mills Hall, pictured above, will be taken offline for renovations in 2014 instead of its original 2013 date (Photo by Evan Davis).

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News briefs Noted authors bring their messages to ISU

Craft and vendor fair this weekend Hulman Memorial Student Union is hosting the Kid Kare Craft/Vendor Fair to benefit the Weekend Back Pack Program this weekend. Hulman Memorial Student Union chooses a community organization each year and works with them to raise funds. This year they chose West Vigo Elementary and Sugar Creek Consolidate as the two schools to sponsor. “We felt this was a great program. The program sends individual snacks and food home with students who may not have food at home for the weekend,” said Michelle Lewis, events setup supervisor for Hulman Memorial Student Union operations. Lewis said the event will be “like a craft bizarre where vendors and individuals can sell homemade items or a particular item.” Several staff members have reserved tables to sell Avon, Thirty One, Tupperware and Vera Bradley products. Jewelry, homemade crafts, Star War collectibles, comic strips, crotchet items and Easter crafts will also be on sale, Lewis said. Patrons can rent a table at the fair for $10 with all proceeds going to the two schools to help fund the Weekend Back Pack Program. “This is the first craft fair we have planned. We hope it is very successful and plan to make it a yearly event,” Lewis said. The fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 2 at Hulman Memorial Student Union in Dede I.

Thavolia Glymph (left), an associate professor at Duke University, and Arnold Rampersad (right), a professor in the humanities at Stanford University, will speak at ISU as part of the 40th anniversary of the African American Studies program (Submitted photos).

Two nationally known speakers will close out Indiana State University’s year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of its African and African American Studies program. Thavolia Glymph, an associate professor at Duke University and distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, will speak March 5 at 7 p.m. in the University Hall Theater. She will discuss “Rosa’s War: Enslaved Women in the Battle for Freedom in the Civil War.” Glymph is a noted author whose books include “Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household.” She also researches enslaved and freed women on the battlefields of the Civil War, focusing on the lives of black women and children in Civil War refugee and labor camps as well as emancipation, Reconstruction and southern women. Arnold Rampersad, the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, will speak April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede I He will discuss the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson. Rampersad has written distinguished works on Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, Arthur Ashe and Ralph Ellison.

Rampersad received unprecedented access to Robinson’s private papers that allowed the author to bring readers close to the legendary ballplayer who became a pivotal figure in race and civil rights. Rampersad’s talk is sponsored by the English and history departments, the African and African-American Studies Program, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Terre Haute Rex. Throughout the 2012-13 school year, Indiana State has celebrated the founding of the African and African American Studies program, which was born from protests during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Special lectures, panel discussions and a concert have paid homage to the program. Chris Olsen, chair of the Indiana State history department, said the program’s start was advocated by black and white students as well as many faculty, staff and administrators. The program is housed in the history department and includes a major and minor for students as well as classes that are part of the university’s Foundational Studies program. Both talks are also part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Community Semester.

Council accepting submissions for staff cookbook The ISU Staff Council is creating a custom cookbook featuring recipes from the staff and faculty. These cookbooks will be professionally published and contain special pages of interest, a table of contents, an index, helpful cooking hints and recipe category dividers. Staff Council members are soliciting recipes to ensure that the cookbook will be a success. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks will benefit the Staff Council Scholarship. Orders for cookbooks will be taken once recipes are collected. The deadline to submit recipes is March 15. Find the submission guidelines online at http://www. For additional information, contact Pam Chamberlain at 812-237-2536 or Roxanne Torrence at 812-237-2778.

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Environmental economist to speak on March 6

Jennifer Sicking ISU Communications and Marketing Lea-Rachel Kosnik, an associate economics professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will give two public lectures on small-scale hydropower and the regulatory environment in Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library’s Events Area on March 6. Kosnik’s first talk at 10 a.m. will focus on small-scale hydroelectric power and river basin regulation while her talk at noon will concern completeness of contracts for smallscale hydropower development. Both talks are free and open to the public. Debra Israel, Indiana State associate professor of economics, said she was excited to bring Kosnik to speak to students and the community. “Her work on river basin regulation and small scale hydropower will show students a practical application of the environmental economics concepts that they have been learning in class,” Israel said. “When we think of hydropower we usually think of large dams which are associated with large environmental impacts—the surprising aspect of Kosnik’s area of research is that small-scale hydropower has the potential as an alternate energy source without major environmental disruption.” Kosnik’s research also examines the regulatory environment, using small-scale hydropower as an example,

but with broader implications for other alternate energy technologies. “Given the interest on campus in alternative energy, now symbolized in our new wind turbine, and the excitement in Terre Haute about the 2013 Year of the River, this is a perfect time to bring in a speaker who is thinking about river basin regulation in innovative ways,” Israel said. In Kosnik’s first lecture on March 16, “River Basin Regulation and Small-Scale Hydropower,” she will discuss the demands irrigation, recreation, hydropower and municipal use, make on the United States’ limited water resources. “Looking forward, this situation of water resource scarcity is only projected to worsen as climate change effects and continued population growth are added to the mix,” Kosnik wrote in her presentation’s abstract. Kosnik conducted an assessment of river basin water regulation using small-scale hydropower permitting in the United States to see if reform was needed. Her research found that reform is essential. In the noon brownbag session, Kosnik will speak on “Determinants of Contract Completeness: A Renewable Energy Application.” “There is a tradeoff that must be addressed any time a contract is written; whether or not to make a contract flexible

but incomplete or rigid but comprehensive,” she said in the presentation’s abstract. She investigated hydroelectric contracts spanning nearly three decades and found that, as environmental concerns increased, so did contract flexibility. Her presentation will focus on the historical look of U.S. hydroelectric dam licensed as it ages and responds to growing environmental concerns. Kosnik joined the economics department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2004, after receiving her master’s from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her main areas of expertise include environmental economics, energy economics and behavioral economics. She received her Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Ankara, Turkey. She is a member of the American Economic Association, the Midwest Economics Association, the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and the Transportation and Public Utilities Group. The talks are sponsored by Interdisciplinary Programs, the department of economics, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Foundational Studies Program and Cunningham Memorial Library.

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Legislators, not Hollywood, worthy of our attention Opinions News

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Julian Winborn Progress for Progress’ Sake

On Sunday night, hundreds of celebrities, ranging from actors to musicians to well-known socialites, flocked to the red carpet of the 2013 Oscars. The Oscars delivered more of the same that we see with every other awards show. Each celebrity showcased his or her fashion on the red carpet, such as critically acclaimed actress Jennifer Lawrence, who wore a phenomenal Christian Dior Couture gown.

Entertainment journalists scattered across the carpet and interviewed celebrities. The awards ceremony itself presented us with the same amount of pageantry and privilege. However, each year when awards season arrives, it is almost as if the public has never seen it before. This phenomenon is not only linked to awards shows, it’s linked to pop culture as a whole. People scour gossip websites to find the latest information on Kim Kardashian’s relationship status, on Kristen Stewart’s newest monotone role and many even go as far as to find the infamous sex tapes of various celebrities. The reason behind such fervent interest in celebrity pop culture is difficult to identify, but Time Magazine columnist Alexandra Sifferlin offers possible theories. In her article, “Oscar Fixation: Why Are We So Obsessed With Celebrities?” she claims that our interest in the lives of celebrities is rooted in an evolutionary interest within the social hierarchy, such as within the animal kingdom. Aside from Sifferlin’s evolutionary standpoint, others have suggested that it comes from America’s British roots and interest

in the royal family. However, whether our desire for celebrity activities and gossip is evolutionary or historical, it has been taken a whole new level. Today, gossip-mongers such as Perez Hilton, TMZ, US Weekly, along with reality television, and even straight-to-your-phone Twitter updates inundate us with the lives of the famous as they take each step throughout their day. A mild interest in celebrities may be quite normal and can often-times be inspiring, but we may have reached a point where this obsession has become dangerous to society as a whole. If people paid as much attention to celebrity news as they did to politics, we may have a far lower percentage of uneducated voters. Many can name the celebrities who won Oscars on Sunday night, but very few can outline the basic details of federal sequestration, a massive issue that is facing Congress and the White House. Without thinking, many are able to name all of the Kardashians but only a few of those people would be able to name the Vice President of the United States or any of the U.S. Supreme Court justices. Every day there are complaints regarding the direction of the country. People complain about Congress, but maybe if everyone turned off E! News, put down tabloid magazines, got off of perezehilton. com, our country would be headed in a better direction. Congress is there because everyone elected it and if you’re too concerned with Charlize Theron’s new fragrance rather than choosing an appropriate congressman or senator, you have no room to complain about the condition of this country. The public needs to educate itself on issues that actually matter, rather than paying attention to the frivolous distractions of Hollywood.

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Letters to the Editor

Do planets define genders roles?

To whom it may concern: “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” This well-known book from the 90s informs the reader about the fundamental differences between men and women, simultaneously giving both sexes guidance as to how to combat these differences. According to the book, men “want power, competency, and achievement. They are always looking for ways to prove themselves to develop power and skills.” However, women “value love, communication, and relationships. They are always looking for ways to support, help, and nurture one another.” This book has also become the topic of a bulletin board outside of the Lincoln Quads dining hall. The bulletin went up around the beginning of February, in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Out of curiosity, I approached the board, read it and proceeded to become determined to achieve something (much like those men from Mars). I became determined to have the board taken down, and have it replaced with something less sexist and stereotyped. But it’s just a bulletin board! It’s silly, and everyone knows men and women function differently on a basic level. That’s why boys like to play sports and get dirty! That’s why girls go to the bathroom in pairs and need clothes and shoes to be happy! Oh, please. Stereotypes are hurdles that groups of every kind have been trying to clear for centuries. The stereotypes of men, women and their differences still, to the misfortune of society, survive even today. Are men naturally born wanting to achieve and gain power, or is this something instilled in them, starting with simple gestures as they were cared for as infants, or what toys they were given to play with? Are women naturally born wanting to share feelings and establish relationships, or is this something learned through societal expectations? Also, what are we doing by labeling these expectations and stereotypes on men and women? Stereotyping only serves to keep us in our societal spots, and inhibit those whose true selves lie beyond these expectations. If a man wants to pursue a career and staves off a family to climb the corporate ladder, he is seen as successful. If a woman wants to pursue a career and staves off a family to climb the corporate ladder, she may be seen as shrewd or even as a lesbian. Why should individuals be punished by society for aspiring to be who they are? In contrast, if a woman wants to share her feelings it seems normal, and many women seem available to listen. If a man, however, wants to share his feelings, he may be perceived as weak or even gay.

The point is that stereotypes, by their nature, do not include everyone. These stereotypes in particular were established over centuries of discourse in a male-dominant society. This chain is not an easy one to break, but it is absolutely crucial if we ever strive to have an equal society. Instead of perpetuating these antiquated beliefs or ‘facts’ (-right, facts), let’s spread the truth. Let us discuss that men and women are separated by little but a set of genitalia and some hormones. Let us teach how men should be more okay with expressing feelings, because studies show that it is much healthier on mental and physical health. Let us teach that both boys and girls should strive to achieve and be the best that they can be. Let us diminish stereotypes in our own lives, and spread the reality to those around us and future generations. Even something as seemingly harmless as a bulletin board or a book can have more impact than one may think. Katherine Runge

Day of silence Dear Statesman Editor, If you have been on campus over the past few years, you may have noticed that every April a group of students gathers at the Fountain and puts bandanas over their mouths and hold signs with different facts. They are the Advocates for Equality taking part in the annual Day of Silence. The Advocates counteract violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons by educating people on various facts and ways to end bullying. Here is the best part about Day of Silence; you do not have to be quiet to participate. You can sign a pledge saying that you will do your best to end bullying or wear a ribbon and let everyone know you care. It is very possible that someone you love is gay and you might not even know. Even if they aren’t, wouldn’t it be nice to let them know that you would still love them even if they were? It might seem silly, but it might seem “silly” to segregate a prom in 2013. I personally think it would be very impressive if members of Greek Life, Student Government, and other major groups on campus showed their support by wearing shirts from their respective organizations and taking part in this event. There have been several very influential people on campus that have taken part in Day of Silence in some way: including President Bradley. This is a great, and fairly simple, way to make a difference. Everyone wants to make their mark in history, so start here on campus. Set an example and show the world what it means to be a Sycamore. Regards, Aurora Starr Miss Gay Indiana State University 2011-2012

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Center provides care for children, opportunities for students Jennifer Sicking

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ISU Communications and Marketing

Ian Mair sits cross-legged on the carpet with a young boy seated next to him. Occasionally during the short story time, Mair leans over to direct the child’s attention back to the story about a sheep who wanted an apple. Later, at the art tables, Mair watches another child carefully cut rectangles out of construction paper. Mair praises the child’s effort. “I think listening is the most important thing you can do,” said Mair, a junior elementary education major. “Just because they are little people doesn’t mean what they have to say is not any less important than what big people say.” Mair works part-time at Indiana State’s nationallyaccredited Early Childhood Education Center gaining experience as he works alongside full-time instructors. The center provides care for almost 70 children ranging from 6 weeks to 6 years old for Indiana State’s students, faculty, staff and the Terre Haute community. “I always say that children learn best hands-on, but we all do as well,” said Gail Gottschling, center director and ISU assistant professor of early childhood education. “It would be like trying to learn to drive a car without actually driving a car. So this is a safe, structured and supervised environment for the students to be working with the young children under the supervision of our staff members who have degrees in early childhood education,” she said. Mair described the experience as invaluable. “I think, just aside from

Sara Umphries talks with a toddler during snack time at the ISU Early Childhood Education Center (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

reading the textbooks and knowing all of your information, it’s important to know how to work with kids,” he said. Sara Umphries, a sophomore elementary education major from West Terre Haute, agrees with Mair about her part-time position with the center. “I get the hands-on that I wouldn’t get in a regular classroom and it goes toward my major,” she said. “Not a lot of people get to do what they want to do right out in college. It’s really fun to get to experience it first-hand.” Jessica Naspinski, a junior elementary education major, said she has learned more about being a caregiver to young children as she played with infants. “I haven’t had much experience in the infant room and, after getting this opportunity, I feel like I’m ready to go,” she said. “Every

child is different and unique so that is important to watch and pay attention to. They all have

“Not a lot of people get to do what they want to do right out in college. It’s really fun to get to experience it firsthand.” Sara Umphires, sophomore elementary education major

different needs at different times and it’s important to give each

child attention and love.” The center acts a learning lab for not only education majors but also nursing and dietetic students, Gottschling said. “I’m in a child development class right now and I see what we’re talking about with the different stages of development,” Umphries said. “So it’s kind of fun to be able to apply those things I’m learning.” The experience may even lead Mair to refocus his studies. He’s considering picking up an early childhood minor. “ISU is really good, not only just with the daycare, but getting students out in the field experiences, the practicums during the four years we are here,” Mair said. “They are really good about getting people out the very first semester so they know exactly if they want to work with kids or not.”

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Sodexo brings Thai cuisine to campus

One of the dishes featured at the Generations Restaurant was pineapple fried rice prepared by Parkpoom Kotcharat (Photo by Ernest Rollins).

Ernest Rollins Editor-in-Chief For one day only, Generations Restaurant in the HMSU was filled with the spicy, sweet aroma of green curry. In the background the soft melody of Thai music filled the room as ISU students and faculty gathered for a unique culinary experience. As part of the global chef program, sponsored by Sodexo dining services, chef Parkpoom Kotcharat prepared an authentic three-course Thai meal Tuesday. The chef cooked for a crowd at Lincoln Quad Dining Hall Monday night before making his way to HMSU’s Generations Restaurant and the Sycamore Dining Hall. According to the Global Chef Program website, specialty chefs began visiting university campuses in 2003 to “bring a fresh and distinctive experience to dining.” “[It] shares culture through food [and] brings new experiences to ISU,” said Donna Wilson of ISU Dining Services

“The response has been fantastic.” Kotcharat is the first chef of the program to visit ISU, and it was Kotcharat’s first trip to the United States in his 12 years as a chef. In preparing his meals for the ISU community, Kotcharat said he adjusted his seasoning because Americans find that Thai food can be a “little bit spicy.” In addition, Kotcharat said for a better combination of flavors he decided on a particularly sweet dessert. Graduate music major Patommvat Thammachard and sophomore accounting major Songserm Wajeetongratana said they enjoyed having the opportunity to partake in a meal similar to what they ate in Thailand. Thammachard said that his favorite dish was the coconut soup. Other dishes included pineapple fried rice, fried fish with sweet and sour sauce, green curry chicken and sweet sticky rice with ripened mango.

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Walk to raise money for counseling trip to Thailand Ernest Rollins Editor-in-Chief Chi Sigma Iota will sponsor a 5k walk Saturday as part of a fundraising effort for eight members to travel to Thailand and Cambodia. “We were brainstorming fundraising ideas near the beginning of the year and we noted that many individuals chose resolutions involving improving their health or implementing an exercise plan,” said Stephanie Collins, a graduate counseling student and president of Chi Sigma Iota. Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society for counseling students with a local chapter located in the Bayh College of Education on campus. In addition to the counseling trip, the organization has worked on fundraisers for Autism Speaks and The Bethany House. Collins said eight members of the organization and Catherine Tucker, the faculty advisor for the organization, will be traveling abroad to work with children who had been victims of human trafficking and sex slavery. The overall cost of the trip will be around $3,000 per students. “By visiting other countries we are becoming more culturally competent and sensitive counselors,” Collins said. “In addition, we are gaining invaluable experience working with trauma survivors.” Registration for the 5K walk is open until 11 a.m. Saturday. Interested participants will meet behind Heritage Trail Apartments located at 4201 Locust St. in Terre Haute. Registration is $25 and walkers will receive a free T-shirt for showing their support. Collins said that even if a person is not walking they can still make a donation to the trip by writing a check made out to “Chi Sigma Iota”. All checks can be turned in to Sandie Edwards located in University Hall, room 226E. Throughout the trip, ISU will be partnering with Destiny Rescue, an organization aimed at rescuing children from human trafficking and is currently operating various programs in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, India and Mozambique, Collins said.

Past fundraising events of Chi Sigma Iota, like this one for the Bethany House, have given the group confidence to host events and raise the money they need to visit Thailand and Cambodia this spring. (Submitted photo).

“By visiting other countries we are becoming more culturally competent and sensitive counselors.” Stephanie Collins, graduate counseling student and president of Chi Sigma Iota The organization helped schedule the

trip and will act as translators between the victims and counselors. Tucker said that victims of such practices suffer from different mental disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression. “Children are trafficked all over the world, even in the United States,” Collins said. “These children are taught at an early age that they are worth the money they are able to bring in. It is important for these children to receive counseling to rebuild their self-esteem and identity.” According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, sexual

exploitation is the most common form of human trafficking in the world, with forced labor second. The Destiny Rescue website estimates there to be 27 million slaves in the world today. Human trafficking can be done for the harvesting of organs, warfare, slavery and forced marriage. The largest group of victims of sexual exploitation is children and women, Tucker said According to the UNODC two-thirds of the victims reported were female with majority of the traffickers being males.

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Student produced festival opens tonight Rhian Elliott Reporter Senior theater major Natalie Cappucci began working on set design and props for the opening night of the ISU New Play Festival a year ago. Cappucci said she collaborated with other theater students on the meanings behind their plays and from there began researching how to present them all on stage using one set design. So when the curtains raise tonight, Cappucci and other ISU theater majors’ year-long efforts will be showcased. Three different play genres — all scripted, directed and produced by ISU theater students — will be performed. The festival is comprised of a comedy, serious and inspirational plays. The comedy, titled “No Regret,” is about a priest who took a trip with some friends because he wanted to attend a cookout. Their friendship grows over the

course of the trip and they discover the cookout is not as important as the priest thought. “Dreams of Love” is the title of the serious play. In it, a girl is raped and falls in love with the person on the other side of the wall in the mental institution. Although the play is not graphic, it is not intended for young audiences. The inspirational play “Our Garden” is set in a post apocalyptic world 50 years into the future Humanity only has a few survivors left and the story focuses on their struggle to survive. The ISU New Play Festival, which features student-written and produced work, is also student organized. It runs today through Saturday and performances begin at 7 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $10 but students get in free with their student identification cards.

Ylana Aukamp rehearses her part for the ISU New Play Festival (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).

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ISU softball goes 1-3 in away series Sports

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Upcoming Events Baseball

Friday-Sunday at Eastern Kentucky vs. Richmond, Ky., 2 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Wednesday at Hulman Center vs. Drake, 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Evansville, Ind. vs. Evansville, 5 p.m. (ET)

Softball Friday-Sunday at Athens, Ga. for the Bulldog Invitational, 12:30 p.m.

Track and Field Friday-Saturday at South Bend, Ind. for the Alex Wilson Invitational, 5 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Friday at Hulman Center vs. Missouri State, 7:05 p.m.

Senior outfielder Mackenzie Connelly prepares to catch the ball. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

LeVon Whittaker Reporter Indiana State Sycamores softball team traveled Feb. 22 and 23 to Southaven, Miss. for the 2013 Blue City Classic for their third series of games this season. The Sycamores went 1-3 in their four games and finished the Classic with a season record of 7-7. “We played four good teams with good competition and we didn’t play well,” said head softball coach Shane Bouman. ISU vs. Wright State The Sycamores softball team ended their first game with a 3-1 win over Wright State in a seven inning battle. Sophomore Ashli Scott, pitched all seven innings, only allowing four hits, one run and five strikeouts. The girls started to score in the beginning of the game after junior infielder Morgan Allee led the first inning off with a walk and later scored when junior utility player Shelby Wilson laid down a sacrifice bunt to give ISU the lead. They later scored again in the bottom of the third inning when freshman infielder Alexa Cavin was hit by a pitch and stole

second, then later advanced to third on a single from Wilson, before scoring on one of three errors from Wright State. ISU vs. Memphis The Sycamores lost their next game of the series to Memphis in a nail biter. The game ended in a 2-1 win for the Tigers. Although the Sycamores failed to come away with the win, starting sophomore pitcher Stephanie Fougerousse pitched five innings with two hits, two runs and seven strikeouts. Along with the exceptional pitching by Fougerousse, sophomore utility player Megan Stone got her third home run this season in the top of the fourth inning to give the Sycamores their only run of the game. ISU vs. University of Missouri-Kansas City After a win over a Wright State and a loss to Memphis, the girls took another loss against the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos. The Sycamores started freshman pitcher Halley Humphrey who pitched seven

innings with only one strikeout but allowed twelve hits by the Kangaroos. Although they didn’t win the game, losing 5-3, the girls did battle with UMKC throughout the game. Wilson went 3-4 at the plate against UMKC’s pitcher Deanna Friese with an RBI single in the seventh inning. ISU vs. Nicholls State In their final game the Sycamores fell to Nicholls State, 3-0. They ended the game with five hits but were not able to put any points on the scoreboard. After two innings, the Sycamores began with Scott who pitched seven strikeouts and three hits by the Colonels. “We have to start winning game like these to be a good team,” Bouman said. “We had the chance to win all four games, but we are looking forward to the Bulldog Invitational in Athens, Ga.” The ISU softball team will be attending the Bulldog Invitational next weekend in Athens, Ga. They will face North Dakota State, Radford and the Georgia Bulldogs who are ranked number 23, according to USA Today and NFCA coaches poll.

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Illinois State Redbirds fly past Sycamores Evan Martin Reporter A 16-point performance from junior guard Anna Munn was not enough to hold off Illinois State as they mounted a late rally to down the Sycamores Sunday. The ISU women lost 63-54 and saw their four-game winning streak come to a close as a 12-2 run broke the game open and allowed the Redbirds to pull away to a victory. The Sycamores are 16-9 overall and 8-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference. “We just didn’t play well,” said Teri Moren, head women’s basketball coach. To open up the game, the Redbirds took a 5-2 lead as the Sycamores sought to find their offense. Freshman forward Marina Laramie scored early from the free-throw line in the tightly contested open minutes. Both teams would make short runs throughout the half, including a 6-0 run by ISU in which Munn hit a 3-pointer to aid the attack for the Sycamores. Illinois State went on a 7-0 run to take a 26-20 advantage with 4:05 left before half-time. “We just didn’t get open looks,” Moren said. The Sycamores went scoreless in the final two minutes of the half, going into

the locker-room trailing 30-26. The second half opened with Alexis Foley of the Redbirds hitting a three to extend their lead. Foley went spotless from the field and the free-throw line on the afternoon, dropping 13 points on the day. Munn attempted to keep the Sycamores in the game by hitting a three with just under 17:00 left to play in the game. Senior guard Taylor Whitley sparked a run for the Sycamores with 12:02 remaining in the half with a lay-up that would lead to eight straight points to tie the game at 41. Sophomore forward Rachael Mahan added some late buckets in the half to help the Sycamores. Mahan had a bucket with 4:25 remaining to make the game close at 49-45. The Redbirds then shut down the Sycamores going on a 12-2 game winning run to close out the game. Laramie scored nine points throughout the contest and Mahan had 12 points for the day. The lady Sycamores return to action Friday when they play the Bears of Missouri State at the Hulman Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Senior guard Taylor Whitley begins a play for ISU. (Photo by Evan Davis ).

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ISU baseball slides home from Auburn 1-2 Derek Johnson Reporter

The Indiana State Sycamores baseball team traveled into Southerneastern Conference country this weekend where they played three games in Auburn, Ala. The Sycamores returned home with a 1-2 record after beating College of Charleston on Friday and dropping back-to-back games against Middle Tennessee State and Auburn, respectively. Over seven games played, ISU now holds a 3-4 overall record to begin the 2013 season. Sycamores fight past College of Charleston, 3-1 In Friday’s game against College of Charleston, the Sycamores used a two-out, two-run single from junior outfielder Owen Conway in the eighth, as well as a 10 strikeout performance from sophomore preseason All-American pitcher, Sean Manaea to earn victory over the Cougars, 3-1. Manaea allowed one hit and two in six innings pitched. Three ISU relievers combined for the final three innings, allowing just one hit and one run. Senior outfielder Casey McCurdy led the Sycamores at the plate getting a hit in each of his three appearances while Conway and sophomore outfielder Landon Curry drove in ISU’s runs. McCurdy got things going for the Sycamores in the third after singling through the right side of the infield. Following a sacrifice bunt from freshman outfielder Jeff Zahn, Curry gapped a two-out single into left-center field to score McCurdy from second and give Indiana State a 1-0 lead. It wasn’t until the eighth inning before the Cougars were able tie the game on a sacrifice fly from Brandon Murray. The Sycamores responded in the bottom half of the frame when sophomore outfielder Jacob Hayes led off with a walk. Senior outfielder Robby Ort reached home thanks to an error from Murray in the outfield that put two runners on with zero outs. Junior outfielder Mike Fitzgerald then Senior infielder Koby Kraemer steps up to bat for the Sycamores. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications used a sac-bunt to advance the runners into scoring position, before and Marketing). senior infielder Koby Kraemer struck out for the second out of the inning. Conway dropped a single into shallow center field to score and another in the eighth to give the Sycamores their third loss of the season. the runners and give the Sycamores a 3-1 lead heading into the final inning and securing the victory. Sycamores Fall to Auburn in Tournament Finale, 6-5 Junior pitcher Jeff Degano and senior pitcher Devin Moore combined to allow six runs Middle Tennessee State Defeats Sycamores, 8-1 on 12 hits keep four strikeouts and two walks in the loss, to Auburn University while six Middle Tennessee State used a late spark, scoring eight unanswered runs in the final three Sycamores tallied a hit. innings to defeat the Sycamores in Saturday’s game. The Tigers rallied around three ISU errors in the opening frame to take an early 3-0 Junior pitcher Daniel Peterson got the start for the Sycamores, giving up three runs on advantage. The Sycamores would respond in the second with five hits and five consecutive six hits in five innings to go along with four strikeouts and one walk. Meanwhile, Ort and RBIs to take a 5-3 lead heading into the bottom half of the inning before the Tigers would tie Fitzgerald accounted for four of ISU’s seven hits. the game and eventually take the lead for good in the fourth. Peterson worked out of a jam in the third after the Blue Raiders loaded the bases with no The Sycamores were able to force AU starter Rocky McCord out of the game after just an outs in the inning. He started a 1-2-3 double play before forcing a fly-out to end the frame inning of work, but the bullpen combination of Justin Camp and Conner Kendrick combined with no damage. to allow just one hit in seven innings to go along with six strikeouts to blank the Sycamores Ort and Fitzgerald led off the sixth inning with back-to-back singles before Ort was able to in the final frames. score on a passed ball to give the Sycamores a 1-0 advantage. MTSU would respond, however, Indiana State failed to get a hit in the final seven innings of play and were defeated, 6-5, by in the bottom half of the sixth, scoring four in the inning, including a three-run home run by tournament-host Auburn on Sunday in the final game of the tournament. Jake Ellison that would give the Sycamores a three-run deficit heading into the home stretch. Indiana State will travel to Richmond, Ky. for a three-game series with Eastern Kentucky ISU was unable to bounce back as the Blue Raiders scored three more runs in the seventh over the weekend.

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SHREDDING WITH THE TERRE RIDERZ During the spring of 2012, former student Alex Zadeii started an Indiana State longboarding group named the “Terre Riderz.” Before he transferred to another college, he handed over the presidency to freshman social work Adam Trees and the number of members has since risen to more than 40 active members. The Terre Riderz, who are looking to increase their presence on the ISU campus, meet Thursdays at 9 p.m at the ISU Parking Garage. Skateboarders, longboarders and BMX bikers are all welcome.

Top Left: Trees takes advantage of a sunny evening with group members on top of the ISU Parking Garage. He attempts a 180-degree move while the rest of the group watches. Bottom Right: Sophomore communication AJ Patiag executes a difficult long boarding move named “The Coleman.”

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Indiana Statesman Volume 120 Issue 59