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Indiana State’s most anticipated game of the season was also one its closes, as Wichita shut out the Sycamores, 65-58

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BRIANNE HOFMANN Editor-in-Chief Lilly Ledbetter — mother of two, wife of Charles and a southerner with a penchant for staying up late — could have been any woman in mid-90s America. She had embraced the blue-collar life for 19 years, working for Goodyear as an area supervisor. The job, typically reserved for men at that time, had been “wonderful,” she recalled. Ledbetter’s comfort in her position would soon come to an end, though, after receiving an anonymous note at work. As it turns out, she was being shortchanged by her employer, making 40 percent less than her male coworkers in the same position. This revelation, she said, would send her on a crusade for equal pay that would eventually find its way to the Supreme Court. Ledbetter shared her fight with Indiana State students and faculty on Wednesday evening, as part of the University Speaker’s series. “I never thought my fate would be decided in the Supreme Court,” she told the audience. “The Supreme Court has a CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Senior guard Manny Arop kept his eyes on the basket as Indiana State tried to break Wichita’s perfect record Wednesday night. Playing in front of a nearly sold-out Hulman Center, the Sycamores fought hard for a win, but their efforts weren’t enough (Photo by Gary Macadaeg.

JOHN PATRICK GIBBONS Reporter Indiana State lost a tough game Wednesday night as they fell short to an undefeated and nationally fourth ranked Wichita State team at the Hulman Center, 65-58. Wichita State came in as the highest ranked team to play in the Hulman Center since the 1978-1979 Indiana State Sycamores who were ranked first in the nation. With this, nearly 9,245 fans came


out, selling out the Hulman Center and being loud from the warm ups on. “I’m glad they came out. They should support this basketball team,” Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall said. Wichita State started the game with a quick 7-0 run, moving the ball down the court quickly. Slowly but surely, though, the Sycamores climbed their way back in it by making their free throw attempts and three-point baskets. Indiana State trailed by two points at the halfway mark of the

first half, but just as quickly as they started, Wichita State answered and spread the lead back to nine. With just under four minutes to play in the first half, the Sycamores charged back with baskets from seniors Jake Odum and Manny Arop. As the clock wound down in the first half, Indiana State got a key turnover that set them up for the last shot of the first half. As time expired, Arop hit a long two-point basket, which cut the

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Sorority housing project is right on time Kristi Ashbey Reporter Reeves Hall, the new sorority housing unit, is going as planned and will be opening this fall of 2014 at Indiana State University. Sorority housing has been up for debate for the last several years. Initial planning officially started about four years ago. Residential Life has been working to finish this project so sororities on campus will finally have a place to call home. The designs for the new housing also hope to keep the sororities included as much as possible. Jessica Robinson, the assistant director for student parking, is very much involved in the sorority housing project. “We have had many focus groups of sorority and fraternity members to help us decide on how best to make the new housing for the sororities,” Robinson said. “Sororities were even invited to have their own input on furniture ideas to help make the housing more comfortable for the girls that will be living in the new arrangements.” To sign up for the new housing, girls must complete the regular $150 housing contract and still will need to pay the $20 processing fee. They will then need to state that they would prefer to live in the new sorority housing. The rooms will cost more than most current housing because of new construction, but there will be various living styles available at different prices throughout the building. Some sorority members are worried about the higher prices to stay in the new housing, but most think it is worth the price. Laura Dexter, the president of Chi Omega and a senior elementary and special education major, is very excited about the new sorority housing. “I think the buildings are coming together nicely,” Dexter said. “I am very excited about the new housing I am and honored that we were chosen to live in the

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Reeves Hall, the new sorority housing unit is scheduled to be finished by August of 2014 and sororities are already expressing their excitement over the unit (Photo by Ayden Jent).

new housing. I think the new housing will bring sororities closer together because we will be living with our sorority sisters.” All sorority members will be allowed to live in the new housing. If sororities cannot fill their spaces, other women from campus will be allowed to apply for housing at the North Residence Hall, which is south of Lincoln Quad and north of the Hulman Memorial Student Union. One Zeta Tau Alpha sorority member,

freshman pre-med major Laura Edwards, is concerned that non-sorority members may complicate things. “I plan on living in the new sorority housing next fall,” Edwards said. “I am excited about living with my sisters and having better access to the chapter room for my sorority. I am worried about having non-sorority members though because we will have to keep the chapter rooms locked then so non-sorority members will not have access.”

In a story about J. Gumbo’s published in Wednesday’s Statesman, the last line was omitted. The complete quote from restaurant owner Jeff Habermel was, “This is an exciting period for J. Gumbo’s and we are fortunate to be developing like this. It would be great if students would come visit us – we give away samples, so there is a 98 percent chance the student will find something they like.”

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Indiana State University named Tree Campus For the sixth year in a row, Indiana State University has been named a Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA is a national program that started in 2008 and honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Indiana State met the program’s five core standards for effective campus forest management: an advisory committee, a campus treecare plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. Stephanie Krull, landscape and grounds manager, said tree planting and tree preservations

are especially important, given the extreme weather fluctuations of recent years. “Trees, especially large mature trees, are the hardest workers in the effort to purify our city air and fill it with the healthy oxygen we need to function at our best,” she said. Indiana State’s Tree Advisory Board meets three times per school year. Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrates trees. Toyota helped launch the Tree Campus USA program and continues to financially support it. Story courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing Indiana State was named a Tree Campus USA this year (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

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Commencement tickets petition gains momentum

Indiana State graduates have been limited to only five tickets per student, but many are looking to petition the decision (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and marketing).

Andrew Christman News Editor Students took matters into their own hands last week by starting a petition that counters Indiana State’s new graduation ticket policy. Campus officials made the decision to limit students to five tickets last week. The petition, which was started by seniors Beth Pickerill and Joslyn Edwards, is rapidly growing. “We’re currently at 673 signatures,” Pickerill said. “We’re getting more everyday.” This student action hasn’t gone unnoticed. Nancy Rogers, associate vice president of student affairs, said she has seen the petition. “We’re trying to make some accommodations,” Rogers said.

“Students can request additional tickets and we’re trying our best to fill as many requests as possible. People think that the Hulman Center holds more than it really does,” Rogers said. “We have somewhere around 1,200 students participating in graduation and a little less than 6,500 seats available.” Edwards proposed an option that she thinks could help. “I think we should split graduation into two parts: undergrads and doctorates/ master’s,” she said. “That way there would be more room for everybody.” Pickerill said that the petition is getting a massive amount of attention. “We got somewhere between 300 and 400 signatures in less than 24 hours,” she said. The two seniors argue that started this petition to try and get their voice heard

and that they aren’t trying to aggravate anybody in the process. “It’s not just us,” Edwards said. “It’s affecting other students and families, as well as the community. A lot of people come to graduation and it’s a big deal.” Edwards said that she met with President Daniel J. Bradley on Wednesday and that he is open to new ideas. Rogers agrees with Edwards and Pickerill on some cases. “Graduation is very important,” Rogers said. “I really wish there was more seating so we didn’t have to limit anybody.” The petition has been getting a lot of support from sources other than just current Indiana State University students, Pickerill said. “We’ve been getting a lot of support

from faculty and alumni,” she said. “There is a lot being posted on our discussion page with the petition from all over the country. Some alumni have even refused to come due to the five person limit.” Rogers said that more information will be available to students for extra tickets by the end of the week. Anybody who wants to sign the petition should visit http://www. for more information. Registering for the petition will count as a signature. Edwards encourages everybody to sign. “This is a once in a lifetime experience for most of us, and it’s just not fair to limit who we want to experience it with us,” Edwards said.

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Organization’s bake sale shines light on income gap Kristi Ashby Reporter On Wednesday, the Feminist Majority raised over $180 for the Women of Indiana State University Scholarship. This scholarship is for non-traditional women students going to school at Indiana State. The Feminist Majority raised this money through an eye opening bake sale about gender pay equality. The goal of the bake sale was to raise awareness about the unequal pay of men and women in America. In America, the average woman is paid 77 cents to a man’s dollar in the work force. In the past decade women’s pay has only increased .4 percent per year for a total of 3.7 percent increase in pay. For this reason, women could buy baked goods for 77 cents while men could buy them for $1.00 to show the gap in women’s pay. Hanna Brant, the Feminist Majority president and a political science major, was very pleased with the success of the 77 cent bake sale. “We were worried about having to cancel the bake sale due to the weather, but it turned out to be a needless worry,” Brant said. “I was very happy with the amount of money raised for the scholarship. I was also glad that the customers where very positive in their responses and many stopped to asked about the different prices.” One customer thought this was a very different way to make a point about pay

Feminist Majority members were charging women 77 cents and men $1.00 for baked goods on Wednesday to represent pay inquality in the workplace. The event was held prior to equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter’s speech that evening. Below: Posters outlining the differences between incomes and the measures to change it were also on display at the bake sale that day (Photos by SaBrandi Powers).

inequality. sale was a great idea and was very eye Dakafumi Otsuka, a junior opening. communication major, thought the bake “I think people need to know about the inequalities so that they can be made equal,” Otsuka said. Many faculty members were also interested in going to the bake sale to find out about gender pay differences. Keri Yousif, the director and an associate professor for Languages, Literature and Linguistics department, thought the bake sale was a very clever idea and would definitely draw a crowd. “I think the 77 cents will catch people’s attention and draw them to the bake sale,” Yousif said. “People don’t take time to notice the differences in pay but this will get people to take a step back and look. I hope this will cause people to stop and ask so more will know about these inequalities.” At the bake sale there was also a

surprise visit from Lilly Ledbetter, a part of the speaker series at Indiana State. Lilly Ledbetter spoke Wednesday night about the Lilly Ledbetter Act of 2009. The Lilly Ledbetter Act is about equaling the pay of women in today’s workforce. Ledbetter stopped in to see the work of the Feminist Majority and took pictures with the bake sale workers. Ledbetter has worked with similar organizations in the past and will keep doing this in the future to help spread awareness. The bake sale was a major hit at Indiana State University and allowed students to see the pay gap. The Feminist Majority would like to make the 77 cent bake sale happen again in the future to keep raising awareness of gender pay differences in America’s work force.


Friday, February 7, 2014 • Page 6 Opinions Editor, Samual Clark Editor-in-Chief, Brianne Hofmann

A brief suggestion for those displeased with nation

My fellow Statesmen, we face an issue the likes of which we have not seen in many years. Our forefathers fought for grounds such as acceptance, peace and country. Well today, we fight a battle that may well cost us not only our entire lives, but our souls Opinions as well. This battle is one that is so fierce, we must Editor take to the streets and riot, we must cry our voices to the Heavens so that the gods may fear us. We must no longer be complacent sheep. We must scream as loud as we can, “Mr. President, you sir, suck.” How dare this man who claims to be a leader of the free people subject us to such atrocities as free health care, raising minimum wage and attempts to level the playing field between the middle class and upper class while trying to raise the lower class out of squalor. They are fine, right? After all, 2012 Republican presidential candidate said it best in his January address, “I’m not worried about the very poor, and we have a safety net there.” Yes, sir, Mr. Romney. You are most certainly right. Those 14.5 percent of American citizens who are living in extreme poverty are simply lazy. I’d personally be willing to bet that they

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honestly just sit around and waste their One of our greatest heroes in American welfare checks on nothing but alcohol and history, the great and glorious Richard marijuana. Those 15.9 million children who Milhous Nixon, god bless you, sir, knew live within those houses simply aren’t trying what our country needed. We need another hard enough. In fact, it is a distinct possibility president like this glorious ex-president. He that these statistics that were raised by truly could compete. Just look as his track the U.S. Department of Agriculture and record. Economic Research Service from September In 1977 with an interview with the man of 2011 were entirely fabricated. who ruined our country, David Frost, our On March 19, 2008, Dick Chenney, Vice man Dick was quoted as saying, “When the President of the United States under the president does it, it’s not illegal.” A man who almighty President George W. Bush, was knew how to play ball, if you ask me; it’s just assaulted by a CBS reporter about voters such a shame about that whole waterfall being polled to say that problem, or whatever it they “massively disagree “Those 15.9 million was. Who can keep track, with the war in Iraq and children who live within after all? wish for an immediate With such marvelous, those houses simply articulate withdrawal.” His response leaders who aren’t trying hard — “So?” teach us all about morality, Oh my. What brilliance, honesty, wise money enough” what genius. What expenditure and how absolute joie de vivre. to make friends with Rarely in my time have I seen such absolute people from different cultures, how can we splendor in speaking. The ex-vice president not see a president who has not lied to the expressed the sentiments of the people so Congressional staff or the people, tries his clearly. So what if some poll says the people hardest every day and puts his money where feel this to be one of the most controversial his mouth is and think, “he’s out.” wars of all time and ranks it alongside Korea Clearly, President Barack Obama needs and Vietnam? Who cares that over half the to go. He’s injuring our country to the point entire nation feels that the war in Iraq was of absolute destitution. If we let his insanity no longer the right decision? We all know continue, we will fall from the grace that our that the federal government knows the right sovereign, George W., clawed and fought for. decision. But movements such as the perfectly

named, “Anti-Obama” group on Facebook, the “Nobama” bumper stickers on backs of cars and “Don’t blame me, I voted for Romney” tags aren’t enough. No, we must act as so many great activists in the past have – we must go to war with our nation’s corrupt leaders. As I look around, I hear no pleasantries about how our federal government takes such good care of us. As a matter of fact, few pleasant things have been said since the Reagan administration. So few are content with our government that I say we drag them from their beds and show them who is truly in charge. This is not “Fight Club” or “The Dark Knight Rises.” This will be the second American Revolution that will make the French one look like a hissy fit. We will tear down the White House and we shall show the leaders who rules whom. After all, with so many complaining about “how we need to impeach Obama,” why stop there? When you impeached Bill Clinton for lying about personal sexual discrepancies while being married, the government didn’t get any better. Who will say that simply impeaching Obama for acts we disagree with or find controversial will do the job? Forget the niceties. If you’re angry enough to want him out of office, just throw him to the guillotine and be done with it. After all, it’s not as if our presidents are human and therefor make mistakes, right?

Tech too fast: trying to keep up with all the updates

T.C. Wampler Columnist

Just before the start of your college career, you probably went to the store to purchase a new laptop or new computer to use for class. For some of us, that could have been two or three years ago and you might be seeing signs that your computer is running a bit slow. More upgrades come

out every day for new models and programs. How are we, as consumers, supposed to keep up to date with our technology without breaking the bank? With rising tuition rates, book fees, technology fees and food costing us more each day, how are we supposed to keep our devices as usable as possible? Is it even worth the trouble? Studies show that, technology doubles every 18 months. That means a flash drive that you buy this month is worth $25 and can

hold eight gigabytes of data with a transfer speed of one GB per second, but the next year it would hold twice as much and transfer twice as fast. These are the leaps that we as consumers deal with. So how do you protect yourself and your technology against these giant leaps? This can be a daunting task if you do not watch out for the products you buy. When buying new technology, ask the salesperson if he know when the product came out, how long it’s been out, if there is a new version coming

out and the best way time to buy it. A lot of people will wait until sale time to buy expensive tech, and this is usually the time that product phase outs begin. Waiting, for a new phone or laptop to go on sale is fine but only when it is a store wide sale so you know you are not going to get stuck with last year’s model when the new one comes out the next day for a cheaper price. As a student, is it even going to be worth it to worry about Continued on PAGE 7

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getting new computers or laptops? Many students at Indiana State University were provided with a laptop under the Laptop Scholarship to eligible students. Yet not all students get these new laptops, and had to buy their own. Most classes require a laptop for homework assignments, connection to the teacher and other miscellaneous things. However may not have the money for a new laptop, so get by using a school desktop computer. According to Yancy Phillips, the Academic Services Director for the Office of Information and Technology, there are 62 non-reservable computer labs, totaling 1079 free-to-use computers. This is a staggering amount of computers available to students. But when technology doubles every 18 months, is there a plan to upgrade these computers?

“These computers are on a four year no doubt they should. Upgrades in software refresh cycle,” Phillips said. That means those and important components are a must have. computer labs are at the risk of being outdated Every year there are new laptops give to by several years or a few months. Phillips also freshman, why not computers too?” stated that “the budget for the labs is based For me this is really hard topic to debate on the number of computers that need to be over. I want to argue that it is so important to replaced in a given year so it get the latest tech and keep up will vary.” with this ever growing market “This is where it “The average is about because of its vast applications $248,000 per year,” Phillips comes down to the to life. Yet, it seems like every cost of keeping up day I still end up at the same said. Keeping the school up to with technology. ” moment of indecision because date is an expensive job, but is of its cost to the consumer. it worth doing? Phillips informed me of Chris Guymon, a sophmore criminology these 62 computers labs that are spread over major, had no idea that there were so many the Science and Library buildings and I could computer labs on Indiana State University’s not believe that I have never been to them. campus. When Guymon was asked, “should Because I did not know about these computer the computer labs be upgraded more often labs, I have yet to take the chance to utilize than four years,” he responded, “Yes, there is them.

However, I did sympathize with Guymon about upgrading the labs more often, because if is my tuition money and tax dollars going into them why not give me the best? And now we are back to the not knowing about the labs in the first place. If a poll was taken on how many students knew about these labs, then it can be assumed that there would a preposterous amount of them that did not know there were that many computers available. So why would the college spend money on something that does not get used? This is where it comes down to the cost of keeping up with technology. There are pros and cons to keeping the most up to date piece of tech, but because I want to be a part of the ever growing technology industry, I’d say the good outweighs the bad.

Federal Reserve tighten belts, Wall Street wolves howl While the economy in 2012 had certainly improved from its condition in 2008, the developments were still not satisfying. Taking note of the high jobless rate and overall slowed growth, the Federal Reserve, also known as the central bank of the United States, enacted policies to help jumpstart the economy. Political When the Reserve Columnist began their “bond buying program,” they were faced with an enormous amount of criticism. A top aid to former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney called the program “naïve” and doubted that the program would be successful. According to the Huffington Post, Congressman Paul Ryan and CNN anchor Erin Burnett criticized the program and equated it to government spending, accusing the Reserve of running up the deficit. After two years of Fed stimulus, former Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke has decided

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to phase out the program as his final act before handing the reigns to Janet Yellin. And though Wall Street is angry about it, it is definitely the right move. Since the beginning of the program, Fed officials have been monitoring the progress of the economy. Despite tight financial regulations and lower unemployment rates and overall economic growth has still been a major issue. So it could be argued that the program served its purpose and is no longer necessary. However, Wall Street executives are not happy with the Reserve’s decision. During the height of their stimulus, the stock market was experiencing serious gains. The DOW reached a new high, and overall financial activity doubled. Since the program began tapering, the stock market has dipped, which is why executives are criticizing the Fed for ending the program. But the greatest benefit of the Fed’s decision is that it is forcing Wall Street to invest in less risky activities, which is what Wall Street seriously needs. The 2008 recession was a result of risky investment behavior — primarily with

mortgages — and since investors have that weird tendency to put millions into things that might endanger the U.S. economy, taking away the Fed stimulus and allowing them and the economy to stand alone is what’s best in the long run. The long term of the economy is often forgotten with Wall Street being chiefly concerned with short term results. Opponents to the program ending are also citing its international effects. Abroad, the program is affecting markets, namely Turkey. Turkey has adjusted to the U.S. changes by attempting to bolster their currency in addition to South Africa making the same adjustments. Just as U.S. investors are moving away from risky opportunities, the same is happening abroad. The Fed should not be concerned with the economic affairs of other countries, especially of nonessential countries, and should rather focus on what is best for the U.S. Looking forward, the Fed should continue to focus on what will benefit our country in the long term. Anything less than total concern for the condition of the U.S. economy down the Former Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke decided to phase out expendature road is absolutely reckless. programs (Photo courtesy of

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Friday, February 7, 2014 • Page 8 Editor-in-chief, Breanne Hoffmann

Restaurant provides entertainment for all ages

Sam Clark Opinions Editor

Students looking to grab a burger and relax with their friends may frequent 7th and Elm Bar and Grill. The restaurant, located as its namesake, is found directly across from the University Village apartments. It holds 25 tables within the main house, it comfortably seats up to 80 people within and equally so on its outdoor patio. The 7th and Elm bar hosts one service that separates itself from many bars around the area in that it houses a full kitchen and serves full course meals throughout the night, closing down the grill after 1 a.m. Co-owner Kevin Hellmann said the food also sets the restaurant apart from other local joints. “I don’t think you can find a better place to eat locally,” he said. “We have a microwave, but it’s just for the cheese sauce, if that explains anything.” Home to a menu of options ranging from burgers and sandwiches to pastas and salads, 7th and Elm hosts a variety of entrees. “We’re best known for our Burgers,” Hellmann said. “What makes ours so good is the fact that we buy our cows from Marshall, Ill. and get them processed at Farmville. The only things that we take out are the rib-eye and the tenderloin which becomes the fillet; everything else goes straight into the patties. We don’t just use the bad stuff.” Special events hosted there include Trivia Nights, hosted by Martin Maynard every Thursday night and Poker tournaments every Sunday,

which have temporarily been disbanded due to poor weather, but are hopeful to return this Spring. Trivia nights are free to enter and while the game is team-based, a preset squad is not mandatory. Teams are required to sign up that night, before participating, however persons who wish to join an established team need merely ask. All patrons above legal age are invited to join. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of that night’s contest. “We like to pride ourselves on being a place where you can bring your parents to. We keep it a little cleaner and a little more fresh than others,” Hellmann said. Other entertainment includes a payas-you-go billiards table located on the second floor and juke-boxes located on the first and second floor. As per Indiana state law, smoking is prohibited within the main house but is allowed on the outer patio,as long as all persons are at least 8 feet from the doors. Specials for 7th and Elm include Half-priced appetizers every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and dollar well drinks every Tuesday. The restaurant serves all ages weekly from the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For further information, or for questions and comments, see their website at, or check them out through Facebook and Twitter @7thandElm. “This is where we advertise all of our specials, so if you’re a regular looking to try something new, or new to the place looking for an idea, here it is,” Hellmann said.

List of weekly specials:

MON: Half-price wine by the glass, $3 you-call-it drafts

TUES: $1 wells, $5 domestic buckets, $2.50

The 7th and Elm bar offers various specials to cater to its patrons (Photo courtesy of

Corona and buy-one-get-one Washington apple shots WED: $3 Long Islands and Margaritas, $1 Bud and Bud Light Cans THURS: $12 fishbowls, $7 and $7 Ocho Loco Buckets

FRI: $8 32 oz. Cruzan Fun Buckets, $4 You-Call-It bombs $3 You-Call-It beers

SAT: $1 domestic bottles, $2 Pinnacle Vodka shots, $4 You-Call-It tequila

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profound effect on everyday life.” After discovering she was making significantly less, she thought of all of shifts and overtime she’d given to Goodyear. Rather than remain silent as other women had, she immediately took the issue to the company, but was met with further discrimination. The company created an entirely new job for Ledbetter without giving her any guidelines or assistance. She knew Goodyear was building a case to fire her. “It broke my heart,” she said. So when the company offered her a buyout, she accepted, but filed a lawsuit against the tire manufacturer. “Women don’t want [to sue],” she said. “When you’re backed into the corner, you have to do what’s right.” Ledbetter had initially won and then lost her case on appeal before the Supreme Court heard it in 2007. The court ultimately ruled against her on the grounds that she didn’t file suit within 180 days of her first paycheck. But she wasn’t deterred by the ruling and, following Justice Ruth Ginsberg’s advice, kept pushing for gender equality. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was his first bill signed into office. The act resets the statute of limitations for each paycheck. Although it’s been over 50 years since John F. Kennedy signed the equal pay Above: Equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter addresses a class in Dede I before her speech Wednesday evening. Ledbetter sued Goodyear act, women continue to make less than after finding out she made 40 percent less than her male co-workers. Below: Students listen intently as Ledbetter shares details about men. Ledbetter said the ongoing problem her Supreme Court case. Today, she continues to fight for gender equality as well as the Paycheck Fairness Act (Photos by Kira Clouse). wouldn’t be solved any time soon without Nightly News and “The Stephen Colbert swift legislative action. “At the rate we’re going, it will take 45 Report.” Amy Murphy-Nugen, an assistant years for us to catch up to men,” she said. “We need more young women elected to social work professor who attended the speech, said Ledbetter has been Congress.” Achieving gender equality also comes instrumental in the wage equality fight. “She’s the epitome of courage,” Murphyfrom researching a company, selfNugen said. “She stood confidence and male for herself and she support, Ledbetter said. “Women don’t want up didn’t do it alone.” “Paycheck inequality [to sue]. When you’re Murphy-Nugen has isn’t just a women’s issue. It’s a fundamental backed into the corner, relatives who have low-wage or American right,” you have to do what’s worked poverty level jobs, Ledbetter said. right.” with the majority of Today, Ledbetter those jobs belonging continues to lobby for income rights. She Lilly Ledbetter, equal pay to women. Ledbetter’s battle for pay equity collaborates with the advocate is more relevant than American Association of ever, she said. University Women, stays “We’re still having that conversation,” in touch with the president and has made appearances on shows such as the NBC Murphy-Nugen said. “It’s sad.”

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Exhibition of Wabash River artwork on display in Turman Art Gallery A series of drawings and paintings showcasing the natural beauty of the Wabash River will be on display Feb. 6-14 in Indiana State University’s Turman Art Gallery. Inspired by Terre Haute’s 2013 Year of the River celebration, artist Nancy Nichols-Pethick set out in June to paint the Wabash River during the course of a few months as part of a sabbatical project. “Working out of my ‘mobile studio’, a Chrysler Town and Country minivan, I traveled nearly the entire length of the river from north (Huntington) to south (New Harmony) and back again throughout the summer, fall and winter,” Nichols-Pethick, an associate professor of art, said. “The paintings and drawings in this exhibition are the result of those travels, and represent a form of visual note taking,” she said. “They are quick (no more than an hour in most cases) and meant to convey the particulars of atmosphere and

topography with a minimum of detail.” Born in Alaska and raised in Maine this was her first experience with the Wabash. “I’m a native of Maine, and thought this would be a great way to get to know my ‘adopted’ state,” she said. Her perspective of the river differs from the view many lifelong Hoosiers hold. “I’ve actually been surprised at how beautiful it is,” Nichols-Pethick said. “That’s really what I’ve been struck by — the enduring quality of this river.” There will be a closing reception from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The Turman Art Gallery is located on the Indiana State campus in the Fine Arts Building on Chestnut Street, just west of Seventh Street. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 am- 4 pm. This exhibition is free and open to the public. For additional information call 812-2373720. Story courtesy of ISU Communications River-inspired artwork such as the painting shown above will be on display in Indiana State University’s Turman Art Gallery (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). and Marketing




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Friday, February 7, 2014 • Page 12 Sports Editor, Alex Modesitt

Lady Sycamores to face off with Redbirds Alex Modesitt Sports Editor The Indiana State women’s basketball team is set to face the Illinois State Redbirds on Feb. 7. The Lady Sycamores look to improve on their 7-2 conference record and 12-8 overall record with a win against the Redbirds. The Lady Sycamores come in having won seven of their last 10 games. They look to rebound from a loss to Loyola and avoid losing two games in a row for the first time this season in conference play. Indiana State comes into the game off of a 71-58 loss at the hands of conference foe Loyola. Senior guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir was one of the lone bright spots, scoring a career-high 32 points. Abdul-Qaadir had a career night against the Ramblers but the rest of the Lady Sycamores had a poor night shooting the ball. The women’s team had a hard time finding the bucket on a consistent basis, shooting just 26.9 percent from the field. They were, however, able to keep pace with the Ramblers by shooting 94.1 percent from the charity stripe. Sophomore forward Marina Laramie and junior forward Racheal Mahan were held in check for much of the game. Laramie failed to score in the game missing all of her shot attempts in 22 minutes of play. Mahan scored five points and collected three rebounds in 26 minutes of action. The Lady Sycamores head into their matchup with Illinois State firmly entrenched in second place with a 7-2 conference record. Illinois State comes into the matchup with a 4-5 conference record, which puts them sixth in the Missouri Valley Conference. Indiana State and Illinois State met earlier this season in the Hulman Center with the Lady Sycamores edging out the Redbirds 47-44. Laramie led the Lady Sycamores the last time the two teams met scoring 13 points and bringing down 10 rebounds. AbdulQaadir was the only other Sycamore in double figures, scoring 10 points. Illinois State guard Chloe Nelson was a handful

STATESMAN RUNDOWN Indiana State: Men’s Basketball vs. Wichita State 65-58 (L) Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola 71-58 (L)

Recent Contests: Men’s Basketball Record vs. Wichita State 48-68 (L) vs. Loyola 65-61 (W) vs. Illinois State 60-79 (L) vs. Southern Ill. 79-60 (L) vs. Northern Iowa 87-81 (W) Women’s Basketball Record vs. Evansville 67-46 (W) vs. Southern Illinois 63-44 (W) vs. Missouri State 74-57 (W) vs. Wichita State 83-63 (L) vs. Bradley 80-67 (W)

Overall records: Men’s Basketball Rankings Wichita State 24-0 Indiana State 17-6 Missouri State 15-7 Illinois State 12-10 Northern Iowa 11-11 Bradley 9-14 Loyola 8-14 Evansville 10-13 Drake 12-11 Southern Illinois 9-15

Indiana State looks to rise above Illinois State on Friday evening (photo by Gary Macadaeg).

for the Sycamores the last time these teams played. She was able to lead all scorers with 14 points and spearheaded an effective Redbird offense. The Redbirds are coming into the game off a close loss to Bradley.

The Redbirds have lost six of their last 10 games, which includes the earlier loss to Indiana State. The game will take place at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill. and is set to begin at 8:05 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Rankings Wichita State 18-2 Indiana State 12-8 Northern Iowa 10-10 Loyola 9-12 Illinois State 5-14 Missouri State 10-10 Evansville 7-13 Bradley 5-15 Southern Illinois 4-16 Drake 9-11

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Wichita State lead to one and sent the Hulman Center in a roar. “We needed those buckets at the time so it was good for a little stretch,” Arop said. After three minutes of play in the second half, Wichita State regained their lead and spread it out to double digits on three free throws from their senior forward Cleanthony Early. Just like earlier in the game though, the Sycamores came back with a strong run led by senior guard Lucas Eitel who sparked it with a three point basket. “We knew there was time on the clock, so we just kept believing and the crowd really fueled us tonight,” sophomore forward Khristian Smith said. After their quick run though, Indiana State failed to hit a basket on several

attempts from behind the three point line, until senior forward Justin Gant stepped up and hit a shot to cut the lead to three. Just as in the first half though, Wichita State answered right back with a basket of their own. As the game wound down, the Sycamores continued to fight back and cut the lead to three with fewer than 45 seconds to play. That would be the closest the Sycamores would be able to get though as Wichita State put the game on ice with free throws they made down the stretch to secure a 65-58 victory. “The ball just didn’t bounce our way at the end of the game,” Odum said. The Sycamores will return home Sunday at 3 p.m. as they host the Drake Bulldogs.


Junior forward Justin Gant rises over a Wichita state defender (Photo by Gary Macadaeg).

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Sycamores land local talent on National Signing Day

Indiana State Head Football Coach Mike Sanford introduced the incoming class of Sycamore football players on Wednesday evening in the Hulman Center (Statesman file photo).

Alex Modesitt Sports Editor Coach Mike Sanford invited Indiana State football fans to a signing day event in the Varsity Club at the Hulman Center on Wednesday evening to reveal the names and details of the incoming class. The recruiting class was highlighted by two local prospects. The Indiana State coaching staff was able to secure commitments from defensive lineman Junior Berry of South Vigo High School and offensive lineman Lucas Comer from Berry’s rival high school, North Vigo. Berry is a defensive lineman that tips the scales at six foot two inches tall and 300 pounds. Berry played football for the South Vigo Braves under the direction of head football coach Tim Herrin. During his time playing for Coach Herrin, Berry was named a 2013 Indiana Football

Coaches Association top 50 player and for the Terre Haute North Patriots was named All-State in his junior and under Coach Chris Barrett. Comer is senior years. an All-State prospect that was a key in Berry was also helping North Vigo named the defensive secure sectional “Our goal was to have the and regional titles line Most Valuable Player at the Best of best recruiting class in the in 2013. He was the Midwest Combine. Missouri Valley Conference also the leader of an Defensive Line coach offensive line that Mike Lucas had high and in FCS football and we’re dominated in the very excited about this class trenches and paved praise for Berry. “We believe that the way for a schoolwe put together.” Junior Berry is the best record 3,531 rushing defensive lineman in yards. Head Coach Mike Sanford the state of Indiana,” Indiana State was Lucas said. “He is able to recruit 10 a 300-pounder who was originally players from the state of Indiana, four committed to Toledo and we’re fired up from Illinois, four from Michigan, two about him being able to come in and help from Ohio and two from Kentucky. us out right away.” Coach Sanford said that his staff ’s strategy Comer played his high school ball was to start the recruiting process in the

Wabash Valley and work their way out from there. Sanford and his staff are also looking to add girth and depth along the offensive and defensive lines. They were able to garner commitments from eight offensive linemen, all of which weigh in at 275 pounds or more. The staff also got commitments from four defensive linemen, with three of them coming in at 300 pounds. Sanford said he and his staff have high expectations of the recruits. “Our goal was to have the best recruiting class in the Missouri Valley football Conference and in FCS football and we’re very excited about this class we put together,” Sanford said. “That was our goal going out, we set our goals very high. We set our standards very high and didn’t back off of those standards.”


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Sycamores fall in close game

Left: Senior guard Dawon Cummings goes in for a lay-up at last night’s men’s basketball game versus Wichita’s undefeated team. Above: Sycamore Sam entertains students during a break in the game. Below: Senior forward Manny Arop looks for a pass down the court, hoping to break Wichita’s current winning streak in the first half (Photos by Gary Macadaeg).

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