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Friday, February 10, 2012 Indiana State University Volume 119 Issue 53

Condom 101 in HMSU Page 5

ISU Women’s Track Pole Vaulter Nicole Hope shows her “guts” in competition.

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A recent study shows that many young adults have the same brain activity while surfing the web as those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. However, some ISU faculty members disagree that students exhibit the symptoms of addiction. More on page 10


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ISU officials examine Nick Hedrick Reporter

Students could see a change in summer financial aid in the future. A committee of faculty and staff members instructed by ISU President Daniel J. Bradley, has proposed treating summer academic sessions like regular semesters. While the proposal is one of several others the committee— chaired by College of Arts and Sciences Dean John Murray—said would help make the university cheaper for ISU students and is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, phasing in regular summer semesters would essentially make ISU a year-round institution. Some students said their peers would be wary of spending more time on campus in the summer. “They use summer to do different things that they aren’t able to do during the year,” said senior information technology major Darryell Hudson. Xavier Weatherford, a senior sports management major, said he thought a regular summer semester was a good idea, but added he thought students wouldn’t want to hit the books during peak vacation time. Murray said he did not know how popular a year-round schedule would be among students. The committee, in its final report of findings available on ISU’s website, acknowledged the plan would depend on faculty availability. Murray said the transition requires a culture change among the entire campus community.

“Right now, summer is kind of a catch-up term or a quiet term,” Murray said. Murray’s committee is part of a task force appointed last fall by President Daniel J. Bradley, who instructed groups of faculty and staff to find ways to combat rising tuition. Other committees looked at the costs of books and supplies, housing and dining and the structure of facilities, services and administration. The cost of attending ISU has increased several of the past years, including at times when the state has managed revenue shortfalls. During his annual address to campus in October, Bradley recommended limiting increases in student costs to no more than increases in the Consumer Price Index, a set of monthly data on changes in prices that urban consumers pay for certain goods and services. Tuition increases at ISU have historically exceeded the index, said Diann McKee, vice president of business affairs and finance, who chaired the subcommittee on facilities, services and administration. Weeks after Bradley’s address, the Board of Trustees voted to reduce a planned 3.5 percent tuition increase to 1.5 percent. For an in-state student who lives on campus and takes 12-18 credit hours per semester, an average year’s tuition would cost $17,000—with financial aid applied. A 1.5 percent increase would cost the student an extra $255, while a 3.5 percent increase would have raised the student’s bill by $595. Those costs include other student fees, such as $100 for the Student Rec Center.

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options for student savings President Barack Obama’s administration has called on the nation’s colleges and universities to make tuition cheaper, or possibly risk losing federal funding. In a conference call last week with the Statesman and other college media nationwide, Vice President Joe Biden said the administration’s goal is to make the United States the best-educated nation in the world. Each of the task force committees’ chairs will present their findings—which are currently available on ISU’s website—to the trustees at its Feb. 16 meeting. The board is the final authority on any recommendations or proposals made by committees or task forces. The cost of instruction is the “biggest part of what students pay for, in terms of tuition,” Murray said. That also ties in to paying personnel—the largest part of the university’s budget. Murray said the committee looked to find ways to accelerate a student’s college career—getting students in and out faster, therefore making tuition bills smaller. Other colleges and universities throughout the state have considered similar challenges. Purdue University has also embraced an optional year-round schedule, which would convert the campus to a trimester system. The transition is expected to take several years to complete, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Purdue officials argue the transition would allow students to complete their

degrees more quickly, and open more flexibility for participation in internships or study abroad programs. At ISU, sophomore health sciences major Amber Todd said she would consider taking a full load of summer courses only if she needed to catch up on credits. “Now that I’m track to graduate, no I wouldn’t [take summer classes],” Todd said. If students take a number of summer courses, the committee also recommended charging a similar rate of tuition as students pay for fall and spring. The committee said the university’s budget office would have to determine the feasibility of that idea and its impact on other areas, such as financial aid. The committee’s other recommendations range from reducing credit hour requirements to establishing a maximum number of hours per major, per bachelor’s degree. Currently, an ISU student must complete at least 124 credit hours to graduate. Murray said the Commission for Higher Education has already recommended colleges and universities across the nation cut those requirements. Murray said university officials would have to audit classes to determine which are necessary and which could be cut. A maximum number of hours per major, per degree would vary across programs, Murray said.

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Police Blotter Feb. 7

At 12:06 p.m., an ill person was reported at Blumberg Hall. At 1:27 p.m., a found bank card was reported at the Hulman Memorial Student Union. At 3:24 p.m., elevator entrapment was reported at Rhoads Hall. At 4:17 p.m., theft was reported at the student computing complex. At 5:40 p.m., a fire alarm was reported at the Center of Performing and Fine Arts. At 6:02 p.m., a fire alarm was reported at the HMSU.

Feb. 8

At 1:01 a.m., operating a vehicle while intoxicated was reported off campus. At 10:19 a.m., conversion was reported at the HMSU.

At 3:01 a.m., telephone harrassment was reported at Rhoads Hall. At 3:51 p.m., a fire alarm was reported at the University Apartments. At 4:12 p.m., possession of drugs and paraphernalia were reported at Hines Hall. At 7:16 p.m., property dispute was reported at Mills Hall. At 8:03 p.m., a property damage accident was reported at lot 14. At 9:56 p.m., possession of drugs and paraphernalia were reported at Pickerl Hall.

Feb. 9

At 3:08 a.m., driving while suspended was reported off campus. 

Briefs Polar Plunge set for Feb. 11 The annual Terre Haute event, Polar Plunge, is taking place Saturday, Feb. 11. The money raised benefit the Special Olympics programs throughout Indiana. People who wish to participate need to raise a minimum of $50 with a student ID ($75 without an ID) for a dip into the Indiana State University Hulman Center pool. Participants are led to pre-register at by setting up an online fundraising page. The doors open for registration at 8:15 a.m. and the plunging begins at 9:30 a.m. Mayor Duke Bennett, Police Chief Bill

Mercier, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, the Terre Haute and ISU Police departments, staff from GFS Marketplace and Mix-FM, Miss ISU, members of the ISU football and women’s soccer teams will be taking a dip in the pool. Awards will be given for the most money raised by a team, the largest team and the best costume. The award unique to the Terre Haute plunge, The Judy Campbell Award, will be given to the group or individual that exposes their concern and commitment to people with intellectual disabilities.

Parade set for N.Y. Giants punter today At 1:30 p.m. today a paradeis scheduled to honor the punter of the New York Giants, Terre Haute native Steve Weatherford. The parade is scheduled to begin at the Vigo County School Corporation administration building at Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue. The parade will end at Terre Haute North Vigo High School, where Weatherford graduated, but will follow Wabash Avenue, Brown Boulevard

and then to Maple Avenue before arriving at the school. The parade will be led by police cars and the Vigo County high school bands and Terre Haute Fire Department Pipes and Drums will be performing during the event. Following the parade, a pep rally with the North student body will take place at their school.

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Students participate in sex survey Numbers show students are un-educated about condom use

Some students walked away as they were asked to participate, as others used the moment as a learning experience. Indiana State University students were caught “I’ve never had to do anything like that off guard this week as graduate assistants before,” Khaled Majeedah, an Information promoted a safe sex survey with condoms and Technology major said. “Maybe if people don’t wooden penises. know how to use a condom, then they should Graduate assistants James Jones and Sara learn how. ” Whitley tried luring students to The results received from the the promotions table in Hulman “Buying condoms is surveys showed that students Memorial Student Union by cheaper than paying could be better educated about offering them stickers, before having unprotected sex. child support.” asking them to place a condom on Out of 68 students, 40 could a wooden penis. not properly put on or take off a “We just want to promote safe condom, with the majority of unsex in a non-threatening way,” successes being men. Khaled Majeedah Jones said. “We want people to be “I feel like this information safe while having sex.” will help the Student Health As an attempt to gauge how knowledgeable Promotions with training students on healthy students were about having safe sex, they were relationships and safe sex,” Jones said. asked to participate in one of two surveys. The Student Health Promotions will be During the first survey, students placed new showing a documentary and holding a small condoms on a wooden penis. Students also panel discussion on Feb. 28 in Dede II and III unscrambled a list of instructions on how about safe sex and culture in America. to properly use a condom if they were not Jones hopes the information gathered comfortable completing the first survey. through the surveys will help them prepare for “If the student says they know how to put on the event. a condom, we ask them to show us,” Whitley Majeedah agrees, saying “Buying condoms is said. “When they are finished, we give them a cheaper than paying child support.” reflection about what they can do better.”

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students took a survery to test their knowledge about putting on and taking off a condom. Of those who participated,


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Graduate students James Jones and Sara Whitley spoke with Khaled Majeedah, a freshman Information Technology major, on Wednesday, raising awareness for safe sex (Photo by Jamie Nichols).

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Statesman editorial

Are we backing Iran into a corner?


Brianne Hofmann

Strict sanctions push the U.S. and Iran to the brink of a violent conflict



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All across the country, cities are celebrating the return of Iraq War veterans—a parade was even held in St. Louis last month to commemorate their service. The Obama administration is also getting in on the act, planning a dinner to mark the end of the war that will include a modest group of combat veterans and their guests. But with tensions rising between Iran and the United States, perhaps we’re starting the party too early. The U.S. and Europe just imposed new sanctions on Iran, making it difficult to carry out international trade and make profit. As a result, the oil giant and its 74 million people are struggling. Iran has been left with little choice but to barter gold bullions and fuel in exchange for food. Due to, what the U.S. believes, is suspicious nuclear activity, relations between our nation and the Middle Eastern country have been strained for quite awhile. But are our fears justified? China, Russia and India don’t think so. According to a declassified intelligence report to Congress in April 2010, Iran’s military budget is “relatively low compared to the rest of the region.” Further, the report added that Iran’s military doctrine is in place to prevent an invasion and “force a diplomatic solution to hostilities.” Focusing on Iran would make sense if the country had a large military budget and was the only one with nuclear weapons. However, Israel, Pakistan and India possess nuclear arsenals, as well. Moreover, Israel has a substantial military cash reserve, and will likely be using it as early as April to strike Iran, said U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Once Israel makes its move, it is only a matter of time before we follow in their boot prints, stomping out Iran’s influence across

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the eastern hemisphere. Or, perhaps, we’re letting our insecurities precede us—while we’re still the biggest kid on the playground, we definitely afraid of Iran’s growing influence. Considering the Iraq War can’t be counted as a solid victory, we’re still looking for proof that we’re the best in the world. So, we pick on the smaller guys, and we validate our zealous actions by crying “terrorism.”

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‘House’ among popular series saying goodbye this year “It’s one of the great tragedies of life— something always changes.” The line was spoken by Dr. Gregory House in a first season episode of the eponymous medical drama, “House.” Unfortunately for fans of the show, this Kyle particular quote rings Seeley true. As of February 8, 2012, series Social producers David Medium Shore, Katie Jacobs and Hugh Laurie have announced in a press release that season eight, currently airing Monday nights on Fox, will be the last. The producers stated in the release that they “have always imagined House as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party. How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air.” By the completion of the series in late May, 177 episodes will have been aired, a lofty number indeed, considering that many shows never make it past the first season; especially on Fox, a station notorious for canceling shows before giving them a chance to flourish. This may not come as a surprise to those who have been paying attention. For starters, the eighth season was renewed during a push to cut budget costs. Other hints should have been apparent in this season’s casting. British actor Laurie, who plays Dr. House was only contracted through season eight, and stated in an interview last November with the U.K.’s Daily Record, that he would most likely be finished with acting on television after the show’s conclusion. Despite this, audiences haven’t seen the last of Hugh Laurie. As for what he will be doing after “House,” he has mentioned that he’d rather work behind the cameras during his next project. “I think I will probably be as interested by either writing or

producing or directing,” Laurie stated. While I wish it weren’t the case, “House” isn’t the only series planning to voluntarily finish up its run this year. AMC’s wildly popular drama, “Breaking Bad” is also set to conclude its run after the upcoming fifth season airs. “Breaking Bad was intended to be a finite story from the get-go. It was designed to be closed-ended and not have even the possibility of going on indefinitely,” the series’ creator, Vince Gilligan, stated in an interview with the New York Times. “It’s really incumbent upon us to bring it to as satisfying a conclusion as possible. And the only way we’ll have a chance at doing that is to know exactly when it is we’re going to end.” Although I’m not looking forward to either of my favorite shows ending, I’m grateful that the people behind the scenes of both “House” and “Breaking Bad,” will have a chance to wrap things up of their own accord. Too often, a series is dragged out to the point that it has jumped the shark. Alternatively, a brilliant show is often cancelled for any number of reasons without a definitive or satisfying ending. Comedian Christopher Titus said of his own show, “Titus,” cancelled after just three seasons, that he would prefer his show be canceled for how controversial it was, rather than because it was a failure. The sad and inevitable fact is that every television series that we get invested in is going to end sooner or later. “House” is extremely lucky to have ended later, rather than sooner. Having a show run for eight years in such an unforgiving and cold industry is an impressive accomplishment, and Dr. House’s snarky attitude, efficient diagnosis process and dry wit will be missed. Rather than dwell on the fact that the series is coming to a close, I’m going to sit back and enjoy the remaining eleven episodes. The important thing to remember is that an ending is just as important an element in a story as any other and at least “House” will be getting one proper.

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Sports drinks more harmful to teeth than originally thought Over the last few years, junior high and high schools have been pulling out their soda machines and replacing them with machines dispensing water and sport drinks, thought to be a healthier exchange. However, research Tiffany has shown that sport Freeman drinks can be even more damaging to Public teeth than soda. Domain Wish-TV 8 news ran a segment demonstrating the dangerous effects that soda, sport drinks and energy drinks had on the shells of hard-boiled eggs, which resemble the enamel of teeth. Hard-boiled eggs were placed overnight in cups each filled with different liquids: Gatorade, Monster, Mountain Dew, Coca-Cola, Red Bull and milk. The results were shocking. Red Bull, Gatorade and Coca-Cola actually ate into the hard enamel after sitting for one night because of the amount of sugar, and, more importantly, the amount of acid in the drink. Dentists have said that excessive sugar is bad for your teeth and causes cavities and loss of enamel, but acidic drinks are even more devastating. Gatorade, thought to be as healthy as water, was the cause of one high school athlete gaining 12 cavities within 18 months, according to WishTV 8. The active teen, Wes Bruemmer, said he drank three Gatorades a day because his parents thought they were healthier than soda, and would replenish his fluids after sporting events. The acid in the sport drink began to give him multiple cavities near his gum line. The Wish-TV 8 news segment stressed that acid softened and thinned the tooth enamel, but said there were ways to lessen the potential damage if you insisted on drinking soda, sport drinks and energy drinks: Always drink beverages cold because the amount of acid in a drink

actually increases as the temperature of the beverage increases. Drink the beverage before you have become dehydrated by working out or playing a game, because the saliva your mouth generates when you are hydrated can help block the acid from causing increased damage to the enamel. Because the acid has softened your enamel, do not brush your teeth directly after consuming an acidic beverage. Dentists recommend drinking the beverage in one sitting, rather than sipping throughout the day, because your enamel takes several hours to reharden once the acid has made contact with the teeth. Drink your acidic beverage with food or through a straw to minimize the amount of direct contact the beverage has with your teeth. All of the hard work put into educating people about fluoride and drinking milk to strengthen teeth over the last 50 years has practically been unraveled by the increased desire to drink acidic beverages by teens and adults alike. Dentists are hoping that milk will make a come-back as the drink of champions. In the over-night-egg-test, milk actually made the hard-boiled egg shell harder. Well, that settles it for me. I’m sticking to water, skim milk and the occasional coffee.

“Dentists have said that excessive sugar is bad for your teeth...but acidic drinks are even more devastating.”


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Hoopla to celebrate Sycamore spirit

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Upcoming Events “Women in Jazz” Presentation

Friday 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area

ISU School of Music Scholarship Concert Sunday 4 p.m. Tilson Auditorium

Greek Mass Event

Sunday 9:30 p.m. St. Joseph University Parish

The annual Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana, will take place Saturday on Hulman Center’s south patio in conjunction with Sycamore Hoopla. Mayor Duke Bennett, director of public safety Bill Mercier, officers with Terre Haute and ISU Police departments, staff from GFS Marketplace and Mix-FM, Miss ISU, members of the ISU football and women’s soccer teams, the men of Pi Kappa Alpha and the women of Alpha Sigma Alpha are among those scheduled to take a dip in the pool (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Joshua Ayala Reporter

The sixth annual Sycamore Hoopla kicks off tomorrow in celebration of Sycamore basketball with festivities throughout the weekend. “Hoopla is a time everyone can celebrate the basketball season and show our Sycamore pride,” Hulman Center assistant director Jennifer Cook said. Hulman center doors open tonight at 6 p.m. with activities and decorations on display until 7:05 p.m., followed by the women’s basketball team against Bradley. Preceding the game, visitors can enjoy

entertainment provided by the Sycamore basketball band and the Indiana State University Sparkettes, including activities such as face painting and an autograph session with Miss ISU for the children. Winners of the window-decorating contest will be announced during the women’s game. The following day, registration for Polar Plunge–a fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana– will place Sat 8 a.m. and will begin at 9:30 a.m. “I enjoyed seeing the decorations on the windows previous years when I went to Hoopla,” junior criminology and

psychology major Kirsten Kirkpatrick said. “And watching the Polar Plunge was so much fun.” A brunch will also be offered at Sycamore Dining for all enrolled students and their families until 1:30 p.m, while ISU’s men’s basketball takes on Southern Illinois University. The Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a brunch at Sycamore Dining for all current students and their families until 1:30 p.m. At 11:30 p.m. the doors will open again and at 1:05 p.m. ISU men’s basketball team will take on Southern Illinois University.

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Students awarded MAY GRADUATES! for involvement with Spring Commencement Speaker Needed!!! Nonprofit Leadership Whitney Neukam Reporter

Two Indiana State University students have recently been awarded $4,500 stipends from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s Next Generation Nonprofit Leadership Program. The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance prepares and certifies professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. The stipend will support senior public relations major Avrielle Scott and senior recreation and sports management major Sarah Mihich in their requirements to become certified nonprofit professionals. Other requirements Scott and Mihich have successfully tackled include completion of required coursework, membership in the Nonprofit Student Leader Association and attendance at the

annual national conference, executive director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Nathan Schaumleffel said. Both students are able to use the scholarships as they see fit. Scott, who is completing her 300-hour internship in Hammond, Ind., plans on using the money for her regular expenses, while Mihich will be using the money towards her ISU tuition fees. “I never thought I would win, but I applied anyways,” Scott said. “Remember to always have high goals.” Students interested in becoming involved with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance can visit www.AmericanHumanistics. org or contact Schaumleffel for more information. “Get involved on campus,” Mihich said. “Doing well in classes isn’t enough anymore.”

“Remember to always have high goals.” Avrielle Scott, senior public relations major and stipend winner

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Dr. Carmen Tillery, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students or Lisa McDaniel, Dean’s Assistant 812-237-3888 email: Applications for the PRESIDENT’S MEDAL FOR LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP and SERVICE AWARD are also available.

Sarah Mihich (left) and Avrielle Scott (right) were both awarded $4,500 stipends from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s Next Generation Nonprofit Leadership Program (Photo by Jamie Nichols).

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Internet overdose: Students trapped in web

Artwork by Jamie Nichols

Jessica Neff Reporter

Sophomore merchandising major Jessica Lake finds herself drifting off in class, so she whips out her laptop and browses the Internet to eliminate her boredom. With Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Pinterest a mouse click away, Lake dedicates five hours a day on average to web-browsing. A recent study conducted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing observed men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 who classified as having an Internet addiction disorder. Seventeen of those individuals displayed similar neurological charges as those of alcoholics and drug addicts. The study defines Internet addiction as a clinical disorder marked by out-of-control Internet use. “[The Internet] is the evolution of communication,” sophomore public relations major, Kayla Shackelford said. “It’s our generation’s way of using paper and pencil; we don’t pass notes anymore like in middle school.” Shackelford admits to spending up to

11 hours on the Internet on a daily basis. While both Indiana State students agree they and their peers are addicted, some professors and directors argue that their Internet use is a necessary change in times rather than a change in behavior. “We need to understand what an addiction is,” assistant psychology professor, Bradley Brubaker said. “I wouldn’t want to stop breathing, [but] does that make me addicted?” Brubaker sees his son partake in video games and web surfing but does not necessarily see the harm in Internet overuse. “Studies show that gamer and Internet users can benefit with a better ability to extract necessary information effectively,” Brubaker said. “What’s the danger of a student spending 20 hours in a library cubby?” Although students have selfdiagnosed themselves as Internet addicts, ISU’s Student Counseling Center has not recognized any students who are legitimately Internet addicts. “I have not come across any students who I feel would meet the criteria for an addiction to the Internet,” said associate

director of the student counseling center, Trista Gibbons, “but I do believe it could happen.” After monitoring ISU’s Student Computing Complex lab, the average time users spent logged in at a computer was only 30 minutes, yet the longest visit was nine hours, said director of user services, Yancy Phillips. Students may confuse addiction with habit, two terms often times mistakenly interchanged. “The difference is that an addiction is an outsider’s view on the person’s behavior, whereas a habit is a person’s view on the action itself,” Brubaker said. Both Brubaker and Gibbons find it hard to determine what is considered an “average” or “normal” amount of time spent on the Internet. “It will vary from person to person,” Gibbons said. “It is hard to give that kind of a broad recommendation.” Brubaker noticed some potential flaws to be taken into account with the BBC study. “I’m not impressed,” Brubaker said. “I wonder if these men were not addicted to Internet porn, which is slightly different.”

While students and faculty have differing opinions, all expressed the importance of moderation and balance. “I’ve heard the term ‘taking a technology vacation,’ which would mean taking a break from being plugged in or connected,” Gibbons said. “Being able to do this every once in a while can be helpful and healthy.” Sophomore electronic media major Brock Jones spends seven to eight hours on Internet usage. “I don’t try and curb my use,” Jones said. “It takes energy to stop being on the Internet because I have to find something else to do to fill that time.”

“We need to understand what an addiction is. I wouldn’t want to stop breathing, but does that make me addicted?” Bradley Brubaker, assistant psychology professor

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Center for Community Engagement events underway Whitney Neukam Reporter

The Center for Community Engagement has several upcoming projects intended to get students more involved on campus, including Alternative Spring Break. Alternative Spring Break allows students to give back to the community. This year, participating Sycamores have partaken in fundraising activities at Terre Haute’s Cheeseburger in Paradise and Beef O’Brady’s. They will also be hosting a “pass the bucket” event at the Indiana State University men’s basketball game Feb. 25. The Center for Community Engagement is also currently running their Sycamore Service Challenge until April 4. “It is a friendly competition for student organizations or individual students to compete for the highest number of service hours,” associate director of the Center for Community Engagement Heather Miklozek said.

Winners will be announced at Spring Donaghy Day April 20, and prizes will be distributed. “People also have the option to make a tax-deductible donation through the website,” Miklozek said. Donations are currently needed in order to begin the Habitat for Humanity Build, a campus-wide event for students and staff. Before building can start, however, the campus must raise at least $25,000, or half of the total building costs, Miklozek said. To help raise funds, The Center for Community Engagement has made plans to host the “Sign a Stud” event, where students can make $1 minimum donations to sign their names on the frame of the house they help build. To register for community service related events, visit publicservice. To learn more about these projects, visit the Center for Community Engagement’s website or e-mail Miklozek at heather.miklozek@

In past years, Alternative Spring Break students have donated their time to helping Hurricane Katrina survivors along the Gulf Coast (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

This entertainment couple remarried in 1975, one year after their first divorce. Who were they? Answer: RICHARD BURTON / ELIZABETH TAYLOR

"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."

-Robin Williams

in “Dead Poets Society”

A pregnant lady named her children: Dominique, Regis, Michelle, Fawn, Sophie and Lara. What will she name her next child? Katie, Abby or Tilly? Answer: Tilly. She seems to follow the scale Do, Re, Me, Fa, So, La, and then Ti.

See Classifieds for today’s solution.

How to Play: Each row must contain numbers 1 to 9; each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9; and each set of boxes must contain the numbers 1 to 9.



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Upcoming Events Men’s Basketball Saturday at Hulman Center. 1:05 p.m. vs. Southern Illinois University

Women’s Basketball Friday at Hulman Center 8:05 p.m. vs. Bradley University Sunday at Hulman Center 2:05 p.m. vs. University of Northern Iowa

Track and Field Friday - Saturday at Allendale, Mich. Grand Valley Big Meet 

Intramural basketball season underway Jaylyn Brown Reporter

The Indiana State Intramural Basketball League is back. ISU club sports graduate assistants Bryan Moore and Devan Fox coordinate the league with assistance from club sports director Hollie Adams. Moore said there are approximately eight to ten more teams than last year. A total of 82 teams, 21 coed, 12 fraternity, eight sorority, 34 men, and seven women are currently engaged in the league’s regular season. Season games will always be held in the North gym Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 to 11:30 pm. Moore said during the regular season each team plays four games and if their rankings are decent and have a record of 500 or better, they go to the playoffs. Many ISU students get involved in the competition for different reasons. Freshman crimnal justice major, Tyree Johnson, said he joined for the “excitement of the game”. Jordan Lars, a junior elementary physical education major, said he joined the team to show

support for his fraternity. “Watch out for ATO,” Lars said. Adrean Abrams, a freshman sports management major said students should come out to watch because they are talented players on the courts. “There’s good players that didn’t make the ISU team and it’s just a good time,” Abrams said. The next round of games to be played is Sunday from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. in the North Gym Arena. Students interested in tracking the progress of teams can access league information at

“There’s good players that didn’t make the ISU team and it’s just a good time.” Adrean Abrams, freshaman sports management major

Students participate in intramural basketball games in the the Arena (Photo by Jamie Nichols).

Women’s rugby club debuts at ISU Victoria Pachauer Reporter

The Indiana State University Women’s Rugby Club is currently making its 2011-2012 school year debut. Freshman Nursing major Karlencia Johnson said that although rugby is a violent sport, women are just as capable of playing a rough sport like Rugby and that it is not just for men. Playing rugby gives them a sense of empowerment. It also teaches selfdiscipline, endurance, teamwork, accountability and responsibility. Rugby is a team-oriented sport and each team member has to be able to rely on their teammates and be able to count on them to be where they need to be at all times. Johnson said that it is an awesome experience when you know that your teammates have your back the way that they do in this game. Johnson is currently the captain of the Women’s Rugby club, also called the Lady Foxes. Johnson is a freshman Nursing major. She recently took the position after the former captain (Jessica Caplan) moved to Alaska this semester. Johnson said that it was not difficult for Caplan to start the Rugby Club, all that was needed was a faculty sponsor and

a lot of paperwork to be filled out for the Student Recreation Center and HMSU. Johnson played for her high school Rugby Team and is now the only player with any prior experience. The Rugby Club currently has 14 members and anyone who is interested in playing is welcome to join. Practices are held in the north gym of the arena every Monday from 6-7:30 pm until the springtime, which the practices will then be held out on Wolfe Field. Rugby is a sport that is played with an oval ball on a field very similar to a soccer field, with 15 players on each team. The goal of the game is to make a tri, which is the equivalent to a touchdown in football. A full match consists of two 30 minute halves during which scrums, rucks and lineouts can occur. “Rugby is a great way to get into shape, meet awesome people and travel,” said Johnson. “It’s an all around good time. There’s never a dull moment on the field.” The ISU Women’s Rugby club has three upcoming games. They will be playing against Carbondale (Southern Illinois) on February 25th, a home game on March 24th against Purdue University and a game on April 28th against Illinois State.

“Rugby is a great way to get into shape, meet awesome people and travel.” Karlencia Johnson, Freshman Nursing major and captain of the Women’s Rugby club

Sycamores lose to Braves 68-60 Ernest Rollins Sports editor

A lack of aggression and competitive drive cost the ISU men’s basketball team another victory. “We didn’t put forth the effort we needed to beat a very hungry, hard playing team tonight,” ISU head coach Greg Lansing said. The Indiana State University men’s basketball team was defeated by Bradley University Wednesday night 68-60 on the road. Lansing said he had no answer for the Sycamores’ effort in this game and Bradley took advantage of it by outcompeting the team. The loss dropped the Sycamores to a 1411 overall record, 5-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The win by the Braves improved them to 7-19 overall and 2-12 in the MVC. The Sycamores placed three players in double figures for the night. Senior guard Dwayne Lathan was the top scorer with 16 points and sophomore forward RJ Mahurin ended the game with 10 points. Sophomore guard Jake Odum recorded a double-double for the evening as he posted 15 points, and 11

rebounds. The Braves were led by Lemon Jr. with 26 points and Prosser with 11. “He got to the rim all the time, he got to the paint and made plays,” Lansing said “He did a tremendous job; we had no answer for him tonight.” After three minutes of play, the first point of the night came from a Bradley University three by Jake Eastman. The Braves would then go on an 11-3 run giving them an eight point cushion with 13:08 remaining in the first half. The Sycamores battled back with two points with 8:41 remaining but the Braves hung on to the lead going into the locker room at half time with a nine point lead, 26-17, BU. In the second half the Braves continued to keep their lead. With 6:27 remaining in the second half Bradley had grown their lead to 16 points, 30-46. The Sycamores over the next five minutes reduced that deficit to seven points with 1:28 remaining but the Braves managed to hold on for the win. The Sycamores return to the Hulman Center Saturday as they continue their conference play by hosting Southern Illinois University. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Think Pink game to raise awareness Ernest Rollins and Richelle Kimble Sports editor and reporter

The Indiana State women’s basketball team and the Wabash Valley’s Susan G. Komen Foundation.will be hosting a Think Pink game to raise awareness for breast cancer. Chair of affiliate development for Wabash Valley Susan G. Komen, Gwen Hicks said that Think Pink games have taken place at ISU for seven or more years. It is important to educate people about breast cancer, as early detection is important for survival. ISU Athletic Media Director John Sherman said the game is an annual event for the team and one that members of the team feel strongly about. “It’s affected every one of us closely,” assistant women’s basketball coach Cammie Campbell said. “When we go through our team they can pretty much say that it has affected someone in their family.” Assistant women’s basketball coach Cammie Campbell said, in honor of breast cancer survivors in the local community the team offered 100 tickets to survivors inviting them for a reception in the Varsity Club room before the game. Campbell said it is here that survivors will be able to interact with coaches in a pre-game talk before taking the court via a survival tunnel before the game. Campbell said, the team will be donating 25 percent of all ticket sales to the Mary Card Harbaugh Scholarship for Nursing. Additionally, SACC will be holding a “pass

the bucket” at half time to raise money for the Mary Harbaugh Scholarship. The scholarship was created with the help of Joel Harbaugh, an active member in the athletic foundation, in honoring his wife who passed away from cancer last fall. “We try to keep the ‘pass the bucket’ within the community, and with Joel Harbaugh’s immense involvement with the ISU community and athletics, we felt it was a really great idea,” said Kasey Khale, a SACC representative. Khale also spoke of the importance in raising breast cancer awareness. She was affected directly by cancer when her mother was diagnosed twice in her lifetime. “There are so many people affected by cancer. It’s not only those diagnosed, but their friends and family,” said Khale. “The idea of raising awareness is huge; my mom didn’t have any history of breast cancer, and she still was diagnosed. It’s important for people to understand and be involved in raising awareness.” Hicks said the scholarship, through the Indiana State University Foundation, was created by the surving family of Mary Harbaugh who passed away last fall following struggles with breast cancer. The game will be held Sunday at the Hulman Center at 2:00 pm. “To be able to pair up with an organization like Susan G. Komen is an honor for us, it gives us an opportunity to give back to our community and to fight a disease that has become too wide spread,” Campbell said.

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Play on my Level: Women Track’s Nicole Hope Ernest Rollins Sports editor

In the sport of track and field the pole vault is probably one of the most technical events. With the aid of a carbon fiber pole, athletes sprint down a runway and propel their bodies into the air with the goal of clearing a bar suspended feet above the ground before plummeting to the soft mats below. “It’s dangerous,” Nicole Hope, senior pole vaulter said. “It’s a thrill seeking event. It takes a lot of guts. It’s a fear factor.” At Indiana State University, the women’s track and field team established over the past five years a reputation within the event’s realm. That tradition lives on with the 2011-12 class of women’s pole-vaulters which is led by Hope. Hope transferred to ISU from the Ohio Northern University (ONU) in fall 2010 seeking a more competitive and challenging environment in which to compete in pole vault. Hope said one of the attractions to the university and the track program was former Sycamore Kylie Hutson. Hutson established the ISU women’s record pole vault,went on to be a four-time national champion in the event and now vaults professionally for Nike. Hope competed in the event, but, unlike other student-athletes, was not recruited by coaches for their university. Nonetheless, Hope said she believed that with the right tools that she can be a good pole vaulter and after maxing out her resources at ONU believed it was time to move on if she wanted to continue to be successful in the event.

“I had to walk away from a lot of really good friends and relationships. Luckily they were all supportive, but that was the hardest part,” Hope said. “I could stay and just be with my friends and deal with what I got dealt in track or I could follow what goals I had and make it happen.” As a result, Hope contacted, then recently promoted, women’s track and field head coach Angie Martin and came on an unofficial visit to campus and enjoyed her experience. Martin said she remembers receiving a phone call from Hope’s father informing her that his daughter will be contacting her soon and how she is very enthusiastic about coming to ISU. Martin added five minutes later Hope called and she started laughing. Martin added she liked Hope’s enthusiasm and was impressed by how well researched she was when she called. “I think she kind of felt at home here when she visited and obviously was excited to have her,” Martin said. Assistant coach Jeff Martin, Hope said, was another strong reason why she felt that Indiana State University was a good fit. Hope said from phone conversations with the Martins, she felt as if they were on the same page. The transition from Division III athletics to Division I was not an easy road. Hope said she had heard about the level of difficulty it would be and prepared mentally for it knowing this was what she wanted. “I remember sitting on the soccer field that first week after running 20 200s,” Hope said. “And Jeff tells me ‘Welcome to Division I’.” Since then, Hope has continued to live the life of a Division I student-athlete at ISU

Nicole Hope prepared to begin her pole vault (Photo taken by Ariana Ware).

Nicole Hope stretching before pole vaulting (Photo taken by Ariana Ware). facing different sacrifices and challenges. Hope said her goals continue to be Missouri Valley Conference Champions in the women’s pole vault, go on to compete at Division I National Championships and this year compete at the Olympic Trials. Hope is currently sitting nineteenth in the nation in the women’s pole vault with a clearance of 13’5” (4.10 meters). She cleared the height during a competition at the 2012 Indiana Relays and the height has been a personal best for Hope thus far. Since beginning her career at Indiana State, Hope has been steadily progressing in the event. “She is a good example of what it takes to be a successful athlete,” Martin said. At the 2011 Indoor Missouri Valley Conference Championships, Hope cleared 12’3” and tied for second place. At the 2011 Outdoor MVC Championships, hope won the event and finished the season by making ISU women’s track and field all time performance list by posting the second best mark in school history at 13’1” (4.00 meters). Her mental preparation for competition changed from her time at ONU to when she began competing at ISU. Hope said she used to enter a competition with a very serious frame of mind and it worked to her disadvantage. She added that she focused on those competing and lost sight of her jump. “I try to stay and worry about my jumping and focus on what I need to do, not focus on the bar height and not what somebody else has done,” Hope said. “I just focus on executing and listening to what Jeff says. Trust your training.” Even when jumps may not go her way, Hope

said she tries not to get discouraged and looks at what was wrong and focuses on fixing those errors. However, even on good days Hope said she still aims for better and looks to improve next week. However, the life of a student athlete is not without its sacrifices and challenges. Hope said with a busy track schedule during the spring semester time management is important for her to ensure she continues to get good grades. “All day Sunday is called academic catch up day,” Hope said. The team buses are now equipped with Wi-fi, Hope said, which is a blessing in her mind as she sometimes uses the time on long commutes to games to type papers. Some of the challenges of being a student athlete, Hope said, include being unable to hold a job because hours are not as flexible as employers would like, very late nights or early mornings studying for classes, less time for social events and keeping in touch with really close friends outside the team family. On the field of play, Hope faced challenges in the form of injuries and sickness. In the 2011 outdoor season Hope said she was diagnosed with mono and was battling with a shoulder injury. Nonetheless, with the aid of the men and women at ISU athletic training she managed to overcome those temporary setbacks. Now, as the 2011-12 season continues Hope continues to work hard and remain injury and illness free. This is her final season and she is looking to end it on a high note. Next up for hope is the Grand Valley Big Conference Meet Friday where she is scheduled to compete in the women’s pole vault invite.


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Pool still closed, $10,000 in damages Thomas Beeler Reporter

The Student Recreational Center has begun minor repairs to the damaged pool area. Work on the hole in the center of the pool began Wednesday. Tara Singer, assistant vice president of communication and marketing, said the company working on it is Hanning Construction Inc. The origin of the problem concerns the finished coating, or laminate, on the pool’s surface. “The half inch of plaster on top of the pool’s one-foot concrete base was experiencing de-lamination,” SRC director John Lentz said. “The bond between that surface and the concrete beneath was failing, [and] the laminate would bubble or crack. The pool contractors simply remove the bad areas and patch it.” This is a normal occurrence for modern pools, Lentz said. It is, however, unusual for this to happen within the first three years of use. “The pool is a key component of the SRC,” Lentz said. “It has been operational longer

than the actual center, which is three years.” The process of removing and patching will be continuing for the next two or three days. Total cost of repairs will be approximately $10,000. The pool will be open and operational by the middle of next week. In the meantime, swimmers have been relocated to the Health and Human Services Arena pool, which has extended its hours. The Arena pool is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6–8 a.m. and 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m. It is also available Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 3–5:30 p.m. and 7–8:30 p.m. “As the repairs are currently being made, the pool is being inspected to determine if there are any specific areas which might be refinished at this time as a means of preventative maintenance,” Lentz said. “It is expected that seven to ten years down the road, the entire pool will need to be completely refinished per recommended maintenance.” Despite the pool’s closure, operations of the SRC have not slowed. The facility’s number one concern is getting the pool back up and operating and maintaining proper upkeep.

Total costs of repairs for the SRC pool (below) are approximately $10,000, due to cracking laminate (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). In the meantime, swimmers have been relocated to the Arena pool (above), which has extended its hours (Photo by Jamie Nichols).

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