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BLUEJAYS BLACKED OUT Sycamores crush Bluejays with a 19-point victory at the Hulman Center Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 Indiana State University Volume 120 Issue 51

Award-winning actress Anita Woodley to perform at New Theater Friday and Saturday


Manny Arop, Jake Odum, Devonte Brown and Khristian Smith celebrate the team’s defeat over Creighton University (Photo by Maggie Edwards).

Anita Woodley on stage during one of her performances (Submitted photo).


ERNEST ROLLINS Editor-In-Chief The chant, “I believe that we have won,” began to grow with a minute to go in the game. The game was marketed as the annual “Blackout” game for the season but it quickly turned into a blowout. In an upset victory, number 13

ranked Creighton University fell to the Indiana State Sycamores, 76-57, Wednesday night in front of a packed arena of 8,345 at the Hulman Center.


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Sycamore Hoopla kicks off with decorating contest Andrew Christman Reporter Artists representing Mills Hall, the ISU women’s soccer team and the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority helped their organizations carry away first place honors and bragging rights Tuesday from the seventh annual “Sycamore Hoopla” window decorating contest. The event kicked off a weekend of Sycamore basketball and philanthropy – including Saturday’s “Polar Plunge” pool dive to benefit Special Olympics. The window decorating competition brought 46 student organizations, athletic teams, and departments to Hulman Center to show their support for ISU, Associate Director of Student Activities and Organizations Freda Luers said. The theme of the window decoration this year focused on the Mardi Gras, school spirit and basketball. Groups only had to sign up in advance and there was no fee to participate. Jennifer Cook, assistant director of the Hulman Center, helped organize the event. “We needed a winter activity that was similar to football’s homecoming,” Cook said. Many of the groups participating chose to do their paintings in free hand, but there were also some that chose to come prepared with pre-drawn stencils that were taped on the outside of the windows and then traced from the inside. A team from Sodexo, that included Peggy Page and Eric Aztor, has been participating in Sycamore Hoopla for the past five years. Page said it was important for Sodexo employees to show their support of Indiana State by being more than just a food service provider. A team from the ISU Staff Council was also committed to showing their support for the university and the events of the weekend. “The staff is a large part of ISU too,” Pam Chamberlain, a staff council member, said. “This is kind of our way of showing support by doing a little mural.” In addition to the student team winners, university employee teams from Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education and the Career Center tied for first place in the departments category. Freshman Cheyanne Dawson, a member of Delta Gamma, said it was the organization’s first year to be involved. “It’s been an absolute blast,” Dawson said. “We’re going to be coming back next year for sure.” The ISU women’s softball team made an appearance at the event for the second time.


Representatives from various departments, athletic teams, residence halls and student organizations participated in the “Sycamore Hoopla” window decorating contest on Tuesday (Photos by Kaitlyn Surber).

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 “We really want to show support to our fellow athletes, but we also want to make people aware of the program as well,” senior outfielder Halee Myers said. “It’s a lot of fun to see everyone else’s designs and your own.” Cook said the event has become rather large. “When the window painting started the first year, people were simply staring in awe at the windows. Since then, it has snowballed into something great,” she said. The weekend of events at Hulman Center

begins tonight with the Lady Sycamores taking on Creighton University at 7:05 p.m. The Polar Plunge is set for Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and plungers will compete for awards for the best costume, most money raised by a team and an individual and a special Campus Challenge award for the greatest number of plungers in a campus group. Basketball continues Saturday afternoon when the men battle Southern Illinois at 1:05 p.m., and the women are in action again Sunday at 2:05 p.m. against Drake.

Sycamore Hoopla Window Decorating Winners • Departments:

1st Place: (Tie) between Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education and Career Center 2nd Place: New Student Transition Programs and Admissions 3rd Place: Sodexo

• Athletic Teams: 1st Place: Women’s Soccer 2nd Place: Sparkettes 3rd Place: Softball

• Residence Halls: 1st Place: Mills Hall 2nd Place: Burford Hall

• Student Organizations:

1st Place: Alpha Sigma Alpha 2nd Place: Sigma Kappa Sorority 3rd Place: (Tie) Athletic Training Student Association and Up ‘til Dawn

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Educators recall their time abroad in Berlin and France

Panelists discussed their study abroad experiences in front of high school and Indiana State students Tuesday (Photo by Maggie Edwards).

Jonathan Hook Reporter Before an audience of 25 high school and ISU students, five speakers from diverse walks of life gathered at the Vigo County Library Tuesday to share their passion for world travel and to encourage students to study abroad. “The most important thing about studying abroad is that you broaden your world,” ISU Associate Professor of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Ann Rider said. “Just learning about a place without being immersed in it is not enough. The immersion teaches you about the culture, but it also teaches you about yourself.” Rider led the panelists in a discussion of their experiences abroad, making special note of their time spent in Paris and Berlin. Director and Associate Professor of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Keri Yousif, who was also present, agreed with Rider.

“Studying abroad adds an extra dimension to the way you look at the world that can only be accomplished this way,” she said. Rider and Yousif teach a class together at ISU called “A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Berlin.” It covers the history and literature of Paris and Berlin during the early modern period. Several of the students present at the event expressed ambitions of studying abroad with a special interest in French and German cultures. Sophomore philosophy major Claire Gregg is anticipating studying abroad in England next year. “I intend on hitting all the major capitals of Europe, including Paris and Berlin,” she said. Harry Gee, professor emeritus of music, reminisced about his stay in Paris, France on Victory in Europe Day in 1945, while Silvia Weir, a

“The most important thing about study abroad is that your broaden your world.”

Ann Rider, associate professor of languages, literatures and linguistics

teacher in Clay City, Ind. spoke about her life as a native Berliner and what it was like to move to the United States. Music from the film “Der Blaue Engel” filled the room as Weir described Berlin as a “very warm and welcoming city.” “In Berlin”, Weir said, “Americans are one of us.” She said she recalled taking regular enjoyment in “eavesdropping on conversations between Spanish, Swedish, German and Italian people all conversing in beautifully broken and endlessly creative English.” Weir said that Berlin is a city of young hearts and open minds. Weir’s husband, Terry, said that, as an American soldier, the last place he wanted to be stationed was in the middle of Cold War Germany, but in time he came to love the friendliness and honesty of the locals. After the panelists finished, Rider underlined the importance of studying abroad. If students would like more information on opportunities to study abroad at ISU, visit http://

News briefs Pitch business ideas this weekend If you have a business idea and the drive to bring it to life, you’re invited to attend a special event this weekend. There will be at least 20 mentors with various skill sets to meet with potential business developers this weekend at the Scott College of Business located at Seventh and Cherry streets in Terre Haute. This three-day event begins today at 6:30 p.m. and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Prizes to be given out, and free food and drinks will be available throughout the weekend. Developers and investors will be in attendance as well. Learn more at the Terre Haute Startup Weekend page: http:// Participation fees for students are just $25.

Student organization hosts 5K Chi Sigma Iota is hosting a 5K walk/run on March 2 at 11 a.m. The event takes place at the trail behind Heritage Trial Apartments at the corner of Locust and Blakely in Terre Haute. Sign up for $25 and receive a t-shirt.

Proceeds go to a help fund a trip for eight students to travel to Cambodia and Thailand to work with victims of human trafficking. ISU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate, but all are welcome. For additional information e-mail scollins20@sycamores. by Feb. 24. Registration fees must be submitted by check or money order to Sandie Edwards in University Hall, room 226.

Students benefit from clothing giveaway Students who were strapped for cash and in need of interview attire had their pick of free outfits at the Career Center’s Professional Clothing Giveaway Wednesday. More than 80 students stopped by Dede I to look through dress shoes, suits, ties and blouses. This is the first time the Career Center has held such an event. Career Center Assistant Director Jeffrey Hudnall said he got the idea for the event while working at Arkansas Tech University, adding that several colleges across the country have similar giveaways. Hudnall said that Indiana State faculty, staff and Terre Haute community members have been sending clothing donations

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since the beginning of the semester. Some of the remaining donations will be kept for an “ongoing closet” at the Career Center while the rest will be given to the Terre Haute Goodwill chapters. Hudnall said he was happy to see that most of those students found “their perfect fit.” But, ultimately, Hudnall said the Career Center’s goal was to give options to those students who wanted to make an impression at the career fair. The center’s next event will be the Career Opportunity Fair on Feb. 20 in the North Gym at the Arena. Hudnall said students will have a chance to speak with over 100 potential employers and network. To register for the fair or for more information on the Career Center, visit

Show your talent at Open Mic Night The Creative Writing Society is hosting an Open Mic Night Feb. 15 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the HMSU Sycamore Lounge. Bring your creative writing, music, or comedic talents to the microphone. Food will be provided. For more information, email: sfranklin1@sycamores.indstate. edu .

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Teamwork makes the dream work

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Alice Brumfield

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Students cheer on and support the men’s basketball team as Khristian Smith makes a jump shot. Photo courtesy of Maggie Edwards.

As a lifelong Floridian, it was clear to me via the 1986 classic movie, “Hoosiers” that Indiana loves their basketball. The mood of this state fluctuates with the performance of their beloved in-state teams. While the north has Purdue and Notre Rachel to focus on and the Leshinsky Dame southern region drools Eff this over Indiana University, the south-central region needs Noise to turn their attention to Indiana State. Wednesday night’s 76-57 defeat over the Creighton Bluejays was incredible, reminiscent of the 2011 season win that effectively knocked off number one-seeded Missouri State. The statistics that have been reported by multiple national news outlets are mind-numbingly spectacular. I don’t exaggerate because I’m a fan to the end; I’m just simply stating facts. According to, shutting down Creighton earned the men’s basketball team their “1,400th win in school history” and gave the Bluejays a “dismal night” to

start their three-game road tour. Junior guard and Terre Haute native, Jake Odum passed his 1,000-point mark Wednesday evening as well. If these statistics aren’t enough to get you excited about Saturday’s home game against Southern Illinois, then consider this – Wednesday night’s victory earned the men’s basketball team their fourth win over teams that have been ranked nationally throughout the season. This is a huge year for the Sycamores and this is a huge year students. There is a real, not so out of reach chance that the men’s basketball team will be packing up and heading for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament. Sports buffs just call it “The Big Dance.” True, the Sycamores were defeated in the first round of the 2011 tournament against Syracuse University, but that’s the past. This is now and this is our time. Students are as much a part of the team as Jake Odum is. Those wins are for their record, but it’s also for Indiana State; for a passion they share with every student on this campus. So what if you’re not a fan of sports or don’t quite know the lingo? I can guarantee

you that when, not if, you attend the remainder of the home games that you will inevitably be sitting next to someone that knows what’s going on. You can even sit with me, although I can’t guarantee I’ll be as polite as I am in my writing. I can’t help it, this state and this school have converted me to the religion of basketball. I’m a fan and you are too, even if you’ve never been to a game. I promise after the electrifying feeling that you experience after a game in Hulman Center, you will want to know when the next game is and clear your schedule. It’s important to the players that their fellow students fill up that stadium like they did on Wednesday night. It encourages them to show up and play the game because you’ve shown up to tell them you care. That’s the bottom line in being a fan at a sporting event: camaraderie. Be a friend and a fan for the rest of this season and the rest of your time at ISU. It’ll pay off in wins and give everyone a common interest on this campus that has been missing for too long.

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Racism is prevalent even if you can’t see it

Many people deny the fact that racism still exists in our society today and even on a college campus. We certainly made great strides in equality, but racism still stands, wanting desperately to slam us in the face when we’re not looking. Just last week, NBC news reported students from Duke University rallied together to protest an anti-Asian fraternity party that was being held on Kenzie their campus. The party was called a McAdams “racist rager.” The advertisements and promotional Prove art were of a stereotyped Asian person speech and a cartoon figure of the late Them North Korean dictator, Kim JongWrong Il. The party was themed and called for “stereotypical Asian costumes,” according to Duke’s newspaper, The Chronicle. Promotions even led to Twitter, where the hash tag “racistrager” evolved. The point is that racism still exists. Some people are even taking pride in that fact. This is not the only incident of racism on college campuses. The Huffington Post reported an incident in 2011 that caused outrage at Murray State University. Professor Mark Wattier resigned after verbally harassing some of his African-American students.

After walking into class early, freshman Arlene Johnson found that he had already started the film they would be watching. When Johnson asked him after class why class had started early, he explained that when showing films he started class early. He then said, “Well, it’s okay, I expect it of you guys anyway.” Arlene Johnson asked him what he meant by that. He went on to say that the slaves never showed up on time, so their owners often lashed them for it. It’s sad to see such blatant racist remarks in this day and age. Racism reared its evil head significantly within the last 10 years due to the presidential election of 2008. After Barack Obama ran for election, there was a fire of disapproval from racists all over the country. Jokes spewed at Obama after his election specifically focused on his race. Many people believed that Obama was not born in the United States, but in Kenya. Notorious Obama hater and well known businessman Donald Trump even offered to donate $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice if he released his university records, according to US News. President Obama and his wife disapproval was due to the color of their skin. As the first African-American president, Obama has been under a microscope more than other candidates. The fact is that racism is still prevalent in our society and it shouldn’t be.

While talking to some of my friends, they explained that they still face discrimination every day. Even though most people don’t notice it, it’s still ingrained in our society. However, our Office of Diversity is attempting to keep a diverse, safe and kind campus. Every month, the Office of Diversity sets up workshops, presentations or activities to get students involved with becoming more accepting and respectful when it comes to race and culture. Last semester I saw a performance of the one-woman play titled “Unveiled.” It was written and performed by Rohina Malik, a South-Asian woman who grew up in London. She explains through five different characters the racism she has felt being a minority. This powerful story brought me to tears after she explained the physical violence she faced for being Muslim. She faced immense harassment due to the hijab she wore as a sign of her religious beliefs on modesty. This shows me that racial discrimination is everywhere and is more serious than we perceive. We need to learn to accept everyone’s differences. College is a time to learn how to adapt to the outside world full of diversity and culture. Stand up against racism. The change starts with you. If you hear racial slurs or hateful comments, don’t tolerate it.

A dream not yet fulfilled This month is supposed be a time when we take particular notice of the history of African-American culture. Sadly, many students as well as adults question why we need to recognize and give attention to this topic. They question the relevance as well as criticizing the motives and agendas Gary Rizzo of those who insist we incorporate the study of people such as Harriet Tubman Wear books such as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Sunscreen and What they fail to understand, though, is that American history is not an entirely noble and progressive tale. What we must always keep in mind is that AfricanAmerican history is American history. We must never forget that though it is not a proud moment in the relatively short existence of our country, it is still one of the most significant. As much as we want to believe that our ancestors believed in the equality of all persons, we cannot forget that it took over 75 years to abolish slavery and almost 150 years to pass the 19th

Amendment to guarantee women the right to vote. The only issue the Confederacy publicly admitted as the reason for war and their motive for separation from the Union was to continue to keep slavery legal. Yes, they were fighting for state’s rights but specifically the right to continue to own slaves. Historically, black colleges and universities such as Morehouse College have produced some of the most significant African-American persons in our country, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Julian Bond, Spike Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. But the fact is that the Southern states thrived on slave labor as a vital part of their industrial, economic and personal existence. As a white male, I can never understand what it is like to grow up as one of the only representatives of my race in the classroom. I will never understand what it feels like to look different, stand out in the crowd and feel that I can never truly be myself because every one of my actions could be interpreted as the norm of millions of people. I’m not saying we need to start passing out mules and deeds to 40 acres of land, but we need to remember

that we do not always live by the creed that all men and women are created equal. We now have laws that help curtail acts of racism and helped to level the playing field for those born with this burden per se. However, I still feel sad that we have to have laws to ensure that all are entitled to the same equality our (hypocritical) forefathers preached. Like King, I too have a dream- I dream that one day we will not need laws to tell us what is morally and humanly right in the treatment of another person. I dream that one day we will, as the creed of the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega states, know no North, no South, no East, no West but to know man as man. I dream that it will not matter where your family hails from, what dialect you speak or what type to culture and art you consume; that we will look to the person and consider their integrity and character, how they treat their fellow persons, how they contribute to the greater good of our global civilization. This is my dream.

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Features News Richelle Kimble

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Upcoming Events Sunday The Wind and Percussion Scholarship Concert takes place at 4 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students.

Thursday The Presidio Brass appears Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium as part of the Performing Arts Series. The performance is free to ISU students. Faculty and staff discounts are available including a Valentine’s dinner and show combination. Call the Hulman Center Ticket Office for details at 812-237-3737.

Art Imitates Life Performer and playwright Anita Woodley comes to ISU for two free performances Anita Woodley confronts cancer in her autobiographical play titled “Mama Juggs” (Submitted photo and story courtesy

Award-winning actress Anita Woodley will bring her theatrical talents to Indiana State as she performs on the New Theater stage today and Saturday. It’s a double feature of drama with plays that Woodley has written, directed and will perform. Tonight, audiences can see “Mama Juggs” – a play about breast cancer and how the disease affected Woodley’s family. She channels the voices of three generations as they deal with bra stuffing, breastfeeding and cancer. On Saturday, Woodley will perform “The Men in Me” – stories of the men in her life who fight to survive in the Oakland projects amid the temptation of drugs, the threat of violence and the specter of prison. According to Woodley’s press materials, she wrote “Mama Juggs” in tribute to her mother who died of breast cancer before age 50. In the play, she challenges cultural taboos

and stereotypes surrounding breast health and body image. She wrestles with these issues through a diversity of theatrical styles, including a cappella Negro spirituals, comedy, straight talk, improvisation and audience interaction. In “The Men in Me,” Woodley paints a bleak environment with a narrator that connects with her future husband, discovering the regenerative power of a healthy relationship after having endured domestic violence. The narrator sees through her son the promise of a new generation raised outside the projects. Woodley shows how these men shaped her life, including by helping her narrowly avoid being sold into prostitution. Woodley is an award-winning actress, journalist, writer, director, improvisation performer and visual artist who has toured internationally and throughout the United States with her solo performances.

In 2010 while visiting the Cameroon rainforest, Woodley reunited with her maternal Tikar tribe. She became the first African-American descendant since enslavement to return to the bush village, learn their native language and be honored with a traditional naming ceremony. In 2011 “Mama Juggs” won the “Best of the Best!” award at the MALI Women’s Film & Performance Arts Conference in Austin, Texas. Woodley also has worked as a journalist and producer for American Public Media. She won an Emmy with CNN News for Exceptional Coverage on Sept. 11, 2001. Both of Woodley’s performances are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and tickets must be obtained in advance by contacting the Indiana State University Office of Diversity at 812-237-8513. The office is located in Rankin Hall, room 426.

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#Sportsproblems: tweets, statuses and photos ISU athletes “called out” for inappropriate social media postings

Photo Illustration by Ernest Rollins.

Richelle Kimble Features Editor At the 2012 Summer Olympics, two athletes were expelled from the games due to inappropriate posts on Twitter. Greek triple-jumper and medal contender Paraskevi Papachristou was debarred by her own country for mocking African immigrants. Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella was also sent home after his threatening and discriminatory tweet declared he wanted to beat up South Koreans. Despite the post-event apologies, Olympic officials justified sending the athletes home and they lost perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime Olympic experience for using social media irresponsibly. It’s not just the Olympic athletes who are being forced to examine impetuous actions. Last Sunday, several Indiana State University athletes were “called out” for their borderline inappropriate content on social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, in the hope of expanding awareness of irresponsible media usage. Marlon Dechausay, director of student

athletic academic services, hosted Justin Paysinger, director of student athlete affairs at Texas Tech University, following recent events involving a social media scandal with a former athlete. ISU’s Athletic Director Ron Prettyman felt it was crucial to focus on social media and inform student-athletes of how it can affect an individual, a team and the brand of an institution. “Social media is a lot bigger deal than what it’s played out to be—it’s there forever,” Dechausay said. “What you post is seen by more people than you realize. And you represent a variety of institutions and organizations.” Paysinger said ISU was one of the least offensive of the universities among those whose social media postings he’s monitored. However, issues such as foul language, underage drinking and photos that promoted alcohol, drugs or guns were present. “Pictures of alcohol, suggestive gestures or explicit wording was the main concern that

we saw,” Paysinger said. “Nothing was deemed severely inappropriate or able to ruin Indiana State’s brand.” Universities across the nation have faced legal ramifications because of social media posts by students who are athletes and non- athletes, he said. Social media is not private; thus, posting images or statements that insinuate illegal behavior are subject to punishment. “Crime isn’t just on the streets,” Dechausay said. “It can be a beer bottle in an 18-year-old’s hands on Facebook.” In addition, universities aren’t the only institutions that monitor social media. Some businesses, such as a police department in Wisconsin, require applicants to show their social media accounts as part of the interview process. “It’s getting serious and becoming a more common process for prospective employees to show their social media activity” during the interview process, Paysinger said. “Some have

retained passwords and login information, which I think is a bit intrusive, actually, but it’s happening.” Paysinger said that because social media is such a staple to the present and future culture, businesses are realizing the potential damage to their institution’s brand and are taking extreme measures to limit and monitor social media actions. Further, Paysinger stressed the importance of keeping social media outlets private. Doing so reduces the ability for random people to follow or friend you and increases the safety of an individual. “If you’re constantly checking in somewhere, someone could easily follow you wherever you went,” he said. “There are people who have ill intentions on others; personal information makes it easy for someone to track you, your habits or the things you do weekly or daily.”

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Continued From Page 10 Paysinger said that the bulk of ISU student accounts his staff attempted to access were set to private, which is ideal. “Keeping things private is crucial,” Dechausay said. “The amount of information that people put out there can sometimes pin you as a target.” Dechausay and Paysinger stressed that social media is not a bad utility; it just needs to be used properly. “There’s a lot of really good things” on social media, Dechausay said. “There are a lot of great people to follow on Twitter that can show you the right way to use social media.” Dechausay said it’s much easier to diminish the reputation of an institution than to build it. By aiming to eliminate negative connotations and associations, it’s easier to flourish as a successful university, he said. “I encourage everyone to use social media,” Dechausay said. “It’s fun to see what’s important to your student athletes. What’s important, though, is to realize that there are consequences for everything you do.” Paysinger also said that social media is being used positively in ways such as

networking, job searching, entertaining and inspiring. “It can be very beneficial; market yourself and stay connected,” Paysinger said. “It keeps you connected to the world and can enhance your brand—as long as you’re doing it in a responsible and educated manner.”

“Crime isn’t just on the streets. It can be a beer bottle in an 18-year-old’s hands on Facebook.” Marlon Dechausay, director of studentathletic academic services

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Community Semester focuses on a Wabash Valley Sustainability Plan The event offered this week as part of the Indiana State University’s Community Semester will focus on sustainability. The Community Semester, with its “Our Town” theme is a way for the College of Arts and Sciences to showcase what it does best. It also is designed to encourage faculty and students to share what they are learning with the community by bringing to the area innovative ideas in the science, humanities, liberal and creative arts. The Indiana State Institute for Community Sustainability and its partner Our Green Valley Alliance for Sustainability invites the Terre Haute community to attend a discussion Tuesday about

the Sustainability Plan for the Wabash Valley. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the Landsbuam Center Classroom at 1422 North 6 ½ Street, just south of the Union Hospital Family Practice Center. This event seeks to help improve the quality of life in the Terre Haute community by focusing on livable communities, energy consumption and waste stream management. The sustainability plan looks at what people think of the quality of life here in the Wabash Valley, said Jim Speer, associate professor of earth and environmental systems and executive director of the Institute for Community Sustainability. The institute and alliance

sent out surveys requesting information about what people think of the quality of life in the Wabash Valley. The survey focuses on areas such as bikable, walkable and livable communities, stewardship of the local environment, energy consumption, waste stream management, local foods and social justice. So far more than 480 responses have been submitted. “People should attend this event so we can get more feedback from the community,” Speer said. During the three-year planning process, the group plans to submit a report to the city government to try to obtain funding. “We would like to get a grant to study the water here,” Speer said.

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Upcoming Events Men’s Basketball Saturday at Terre Haute, IN. vs. Southern Illinois at 1:05 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Friday at Terre Haute, IN. vs. Creighton at 7:05 p.m. Sunday at Terre Haute, IN. vs. Drake at 2:05 p.m.

Track and Field Friday - Saturday at Fayetteville, Ark. for the Tyson Invitational at 1 p.m. at Allendale, Mich. for the Grand Valley State Big Meet at 12 p.m.

Softball Friday at Ames, Iowa for the Cycle Invitational at 10 a.m.

“Indiana State was outstanding and the reason we lost this game had a lot more to do with them than it had to do with our inability to do the things we usually do,” Greg McDermott said, Creighton University head men’s basketball coach. “They were the aggressor and they controlled the game from the opening tip.” Junior guard Jake Odum led the Sycamores in scoring with 22 points, 16 coming within the first half of play. In addition, Odum broke his 1,000 career-earned points total on a free-throw attempt in the second half making him the 35th player in Sycamore history to break the 1,000-point barrier. Odum’s first half was mirrored in the second by junior forward R.J. Mahurin who finished with 17 points for the night hitting 14 of the 17 points in the second period. Another leading top scorer for the Sycamores was junior forward Manny Arop who added 13 points and seven rebounds to the Sycamore offense. The starting line-up of Freshman guard Khristian Smith flies above Creighton defenders toward the basket. Photo by Creighton University (20-4, 9-2 Maggie Edwards. Missouri Valley Conference) was unable to break the double figures in scoring for the night. Junior forward and All-American Doug remaining in the first period. “Odum got us out with a great pace to start,” Lansing said. “Our McDermott was limited to eight points for the night, 16 points flow was really good from the start.” below his average on the season. The Bluejays knotted the game at 13 and the lead changed hands “I know Creighton didn’t play all that well but I think we had a lot twice before ISU found their rhythm with seven minutes remaining. to do with it,” said Greg Lansing, ISU men’s basketball head coach. An open 3-pointer from junior guard Lucas The Sycamores scored 19 points off Eitel and a fast-break by freshman guard turnovers compared to Creighton’s five. Khristian Smith sparked a 9-4 run by the ISU out rebounded the Bluejays 32-30 and Sycamores over the next six minutes. scored seven points off second chances to An offensive rebound and 3-point basket Creighton’s four. In addition, Indiana State by Arop with 30 seconds on the clock ended led in steals (8-3) and blocks (3-1). the first half with the Sycamores on top by This is the second nationally-ranked team 11, 35-24. in the season Indiana State (15-8, 8-4 in the McDermott said Indiana State managed to MVC) has upset. The Sycamores are two keep his team from developing a rhythm as a for three against ranked opponents for the result of their aggressive play. season defeating both number one Creighton “That’s the leading offense team in the and number two Wichita in the conference. country and we really played well against In the opening five minutes of play both them,” Lansing said. “I know they didn’t teams were evenly matched. The first points play their best but our defense was awfully of the night came from the free throw line Greg McDermott, locked in tonight and that was by every guy with Creighton’s Grant Gibbs knocking down they played.” both foul attempts. The Sycamores would tie Creighton University, head men’s The Sycamores carried the momentum the game twice before taking the lead (9-8) from the first half into the second. Mahurin on a lay-up by Odum. This sparked a 6-0 run basketball coach would complete a four point play to open that put the Sycamores up by five with 11:37 scoring for the period. ISU built on the early

“Indiana State was outstanding and the reason we lost this game had a lot more to do with them than it had to do with our inability to do the things we usually do.”


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Manaea earns third Preseason All-American honors Danny Pfrank ISU Athletics Media Relations Indiana State junior starting pitcher Sean Manaea earned his third preseason All-American honor Jan. 31, as the Sycamore southpaw was named a First Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America. Baseball America annually polls major league scouting directors to vote on the team and make their selections based on performance, talent and professional potential. In the past, the Preseason All-America team has been a predictor both of the first round of the draft and team success. For example, nine of 15 draft-eligible members of last year’s first team became first-round picks last June, two others were supplemental firstrounders, and all 15 were selected in the top three rounds. In all, 16 of the 18 players drafted in the first round out of fouryear colleges last year appeared on one of BA’s three Preseason All-America teams heading into the season. Earlier in January, the Indiana State lefty was also named a Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Perfect Game. During the preseason vote by the head coaches from around the Missouri Valley Conference, Manaea earned First Team Preseason All-MVC selection. The Wanatah, Ind., native and Andrean High School graduate broke onto the national scene this past summer with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod Baseball League, in Hyannis, Mass., totaling a 5-1 record and a 1.22 ERA with a record-setting 85 strikeouts in 57.1 innings on the mound. The Indiana State junior was even better over his final five starts, going 5-0 with a 0.26 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 34 innings while allowing just 13 hits and one walk. Manaea was named the league’s BFC Whitehouse Top Pitcher and the Robert A. McNeese Outstanding Pro Prospect following his outstanding summer. Manaea’s 85 strikeouts over the summer with Hyannis broke Sean Manaea prepares to pitch the ball. Photo courtesy of ISU Athletic Media Relations. the league’s modern record of 82, set during the 2005 summer season by Daniel Bard. vote, begins their 2013 season on Feb. 15-17, playing four games in Huntsville, Ala. Following his sophomore season on the mound for the Sycamores, Manaea was a Second Team All-MVC selection after posting a 5-3 record The Sycamores, defending MVC Regular Season champions, have four home series and a 3.34 ERA over 17 starts. He outted 115 batters in 105 innings, ranking 13th in in league play, hosting Southern Illinois (March 22-24), Creighton (April 12-14), Evansville (May 3-5) and Bradley (May 16-18) on Bob Warn Field at Sycamore the NCAA in strikeouts and tied for third on ISU’s single-season strikeout list. The Indiana State baseball team, picked third in the MVC during the preseason Stadium this upcoming season.

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four points by going on a 13-3 run. The baskets continued to drop for the Sycamores as with 5:20 remaining on the clock ISU grew their lead, the largest lead of the night with 26 points, 68-42. “We just wanted to control the tempo. I said it couple times out there and Manny did also about finishing the game off,” Odum said. “Earlier in the season we didn’t quite finish games, we let teams battle back and a team like Creighton you can’t let them get going.” Creighton would continue to feel the pressure from the Sycamores as they

were kept a minimum of 20 points behind ISU for the remainder of the game. “We know we can compete with anybody, we’ve shown it,” Odum said. “Creighton is a really good team, really well coached team but we believed that we can beat them going into the game and that’s what you got to do and we know that if we execute our game plan from the coaching staff that we can beat anybody.” Next up for the Sycamores is Southern Illinois University. The match-up is scheduled for 1:05 p.m., Saturday at the Hulman Center.

Left: Freshman guard Devonte Brown prepares to begin a play for the Sycamores. Right: Junior Jake Odum shoots free-throws during the Creighton game. Photos by Maggie Edwards.

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BLACKENED BLUEJAYS Photos by Maggie Edwards

Top: Indiana State players and fans celebrate their victory over the nationally ranked Creighton Bluejays Wednesday night. The win brought the Sycamores season record to 15-8 and 8-4 in the Missouri Valley Confrence. The Sycamores will play again in the Hulman Center Saturday at 1:05 p.m against Southern Illinois. Bottom Left: During an early second half time out, two children from the stadium race through obstacles to score a basket in the “Dress Like a Sycamore” contest. They have to run the length of the court putting on full-size jerseys, shorts, and size 15 shoes followed by a basket attempt to win a prize. Bottom Right: Jeremy Butcher, director of pride and traditions for Student Government Association, shoots t-shirts to a crowd of Sycamore fans during Wednesday’s “blackout” game.

February 8, 2013  

Indiana Statesman Volume 120 Issue 51

February 8, 2013  

Indiana Statesman Volume 120 Issue 51