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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Indiana State University Volume 119 Issue 55

Men’s basketball goes into overtime after Odum misses foul shot.

Sycamores return to the field Sycamore baseball team packed with experience for the 2012 season.

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The Marine Corps Officer Program and SGA are partnering to host a Health and Fitness Expo at ISU! All students, faculty, and community members are invited to help organize, plan, and pull off this event. Our vision for this event is like nothing our area has seen before. Interested? Email

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SGA offers student organizations funding opportunities Terressa Robinson Reporter

The Student Government Association has revamped organizational funding, making it more accessible to student organizations. Organizational funding is put in place to give student organizations an opportunity to establish and expand new and reoccurring events. The process has changed to become more student-user friendly by putting the bulk of the process online. In the past, students would fill out an application printed offline, and submit it to the office. Now students can fill out the form and submit it online, as well. The only sheet that has to be turned in is the signature sheet with the officer’s signatures on it. Making this shift will guarantee the organization’s application has been completely filled out and it also ensures a quicker and more efficient process. Students can access the funding online through their Indiana State University Treehouse. Lezlie A. Maslanka, vice president of SGA believes that, before, organizational funding was lacking form and structure. “…prior semesters it was not well advertised and I do not think students understood nor cared to understand what it was,” Maslanka said. Each organization will be required to sign up for a meeting time to present their funding platform to senators. A representative from each campus group will present the platform to the senators and will be asked a variety of questions. Questions will be asked for clarification

and some may deal with the grading process. Student organizations are required to have an index number in order to receive money and applications are not accepted without it. “These guidelines are put into place for a more uniformed, organized process to apply for and receive funding.” Maslanka said. SGA president Nick Utterback agrees with Maslanka and hopes students in campus groups will take advantage of this opportunity. “Most student organizations weren’t aware of the funds that were available through application,” Utterback said. “The initial response in the spring of 2011 was around 20 organizations applying for funding.” Over 80 organizations applied for funding last semester, but SGA was only able to provide funding to 68. “SGA has to request funding on a yearly basis to be able to turn around and give this money directly to the organizations,” Utterback said. “Of course, not all funding requested is given to SGA, so we then must allocate these funds as necessary. This was a huge influx for us and we hope to continue this trend.” SGA replaced the Organizational Development Grant with organizational funding to promote on-campus events for students. In the past, off-campus events had been funded that had no impact oncampus life. The purpose of organizational funding is to both help certain organizations who might be struggling and need assistance, and to also help currently

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flourishing student organizations continue to put on events that serve a multitude of students. Student organizations can request up to $1,500 for their organization. “Just because the group got funding one semester doesn’t guarantee funding for the next”, Maslanka said. Organizations still need to raise funds on their own as well. SGA will only fund 80 percent of the event. SGA believes the process is better now. “There is no such thing as perfect; the process is always changing,” Maslanka said. “It’s been reconstructed internally, and I believe it offers a piece of mind to students to know that the process is more fair and structured, at least more than before.” The guidelines for the submission process is online at orgs.htm.

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Police Blotter Feb. 10

At 8:28 a.m., a false fire alarm was reported at the Scott College of Business. At 10:00 a.m., an information report was taken at Pickerl Hall. At 10:13 a.m., a found wallet was reported at Lot A. At 2:18 p.m., a found cell phone was reported at the Science Building. At 3:29 p.m., lost property was reported on-campus. At 9:07 p.m., a suspect was cited for a traffic infraction at N. 5th St. and Spruce. At 10:03 p.m., a suspect was cited for driving while not being licensed at 700 Blk.Chestnut. At 10:26 p.m., drugs and paraphernalia were reported and a tresspass warning was given at the Lincoln Quads.

At 11:48 p.m., possession of alcohol on campus was reported at Sandison Hall.

Feb. 11

At 12:40 a.m., a suicide threat was reported at Cromwell Hall. At 12:49 a.m., an ill person was reported at the Hulman Civic Center. At 1:05 a.m., a suspect was arrested for minor consumption at Rhoads Hall. At 2:43 a.m., a suspect was cited for driving while suspended offcampus. At 4:05 p.m., a property damage accident was reported at Lot 13. At 4:50 p.m., battery was reported at Burford Hall. At 6:49 p.m., a fire alarm was reported at Pickerl Hall. At 8:45 p.m., a trespass warning

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At 12:37 a.m., a noise complaint was reported at University Apartments Unit 3. At 2:56 a.m., a noise complaint was reported at University Apartments Unit 2. At 2:05 p.m., an injured person was reported at the Hulman Civic Center. At 4:21 p.m., theft was reported at Burford Hall. At 7:24 p.m., an investigation took place at Pickerl Hall.

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At 12:15 a.m., a suspect was arrested on a warrant and driving while suspended off-campus. At 8:11 a.m., an unwanted

guest was reported at University Apartments Unit 2. At 11:19 a.m., an ill person was reported at the Sycamore Dining Center. At 2:17 p.m., criminal mischief was reported at 200 Blk. N. 6th St. At 7:57 p.m., a suspect was arrested at Lot A on a warrant. At 8:34 p.m., a suspect was arrested for battery and provocation at Burford Hall. At 10:14 p.m., a suspicious person was reported off-campus. At 11:06 p.m., a found gift card was reported on-campus. At 10:25 p.m., telephone harassment was reported at Pickerl Hall.

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ISU faculty not affected by budget cuts roles. This has been partially due to the early retirement plan that was initiated in 2010. Faculty had the opportunity to In the last several years, public retire early from 2010 to June 30, 2011. McKee said reasons for recent budget universities in several states, including reductions are Indiana State related to the University, have decrease in the been affected by state’s revenue. budget reductions. Less revenue Last year, the state means less money of Indiana cut ISU’s for public higher appropriations by 4 education. Along million dollars. with decreased “When budgets revenue, there are reduced there Diann McKee, vice president of have been more are two options: demands for reduce expenditures Business Affairs money and a and find new downtrodden sources of revenue,” said Diann McKee, vice president of economy, all resulting in a need for budget cuts. business affairs. “Everyone is competing for the same ISU decides what expenses to decrease by keeping a focus on the core mission piece of pie,” McKee said. The financial state of ISU is stable, of the institution: educating students. Consideration is then centered on how especially when considering the the reduction will impact instruction cuts that have been made. State appropriation, the money set aside for and services to students, McKee said. “The past few years there have a specific purpose, is where the money been sizable reductions…reduced was in 1996, but growth and enrollment administration positions and the clinic of the student body has offset the reduction, McKee said. are now ran by UAP,” McKee said. “We watch the finances closely and, Although there were reductions in administration positions, the university by being proactive, we have been able has attempted to avoid cutting faculty to weather the storm,” McKee said. lines, McKee said. So far, they have been successful in their attempts and not had to cut a significant amount of administrative 

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Indiana State University is offering a new graduate program to learn more about technology in a variety of concentrations. The Indiana Commission of Higher Education approved the Master of Science in technology management graduate program on Friday and it will be offered at ISU this fall. Professor and Associate Dean in the College of Technology Robert English said that it’s a professional program for those individuals who have a job in a professional setting and need a graduate degree to boost their career. He said that the program aims to enhance the current master’s program in industrial technology and that students can aim to complete the 36-hour program in about two years. “This program is aimed to prepare graduates for a higher tier of their career,” English said. “They will develop skills that will impress their employers and make them more marketable.” There is a new economic analysis class in the new program because there is so much emphasis on the economy due to all the things that have went on in the last few years, English said. The economic analysis

class was originally an elective, but will be a core class in the new technology management graduate program. There are five specializations: automotive, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, packaging, and quality, English said. A student that is enrolled in the program will have to choose one of the specializations. “Each of our staff is held responsible to stay state of the art in each area,” English said. The graduate program will introduce a distance education component that is completed over the internet so it will be more convenient for people who are working a professional job, but still need the degree, English said.

“This program is aimed to prepare graduates for a higher tier of their career.” Robert English, associate dean of College of Technology

ISU announces summer honors schedule

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Brief MLK, Malcolm X ‘Meeting’ set for University Hall

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Indiana State University has announced the schedule for this year’s Summer Honors program for talented high school students. The 2012 program will take place July 22-28 and offer 15 courses from which to choose. They include some of Indiana State’s most popular and widely recognized programs in anthropology, aviation, communication, education, electronics, history, interior design, music, theater and political science. Summer Honors participants will get a complete college experience and will stay in a university residence hall. They will work alongside some of the same experienced professors they will later learn from and conduct research with if they chose to later attend Indiana State. Activities will range from flying an aircraft to teaching young children, exploring biological research methods and using forensics High school students taking part in the aviation class during Indiana State University’s Summer Honors to create a clay model of a program in 2010 enjoyed this view from the cockpit of a light plane. Aviation is one of 15 courses being human head. offered during Summer Honors 2012 (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). Summer Honors is open to current high school freshmen, sophomores select universities. In addition, those who state. and juniors. Participants should have at complete Summer Honors with a B average Deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants least a “B” average and are recommended or higher in their seminar, and graduate are asked to not send payments with by a high school teacher, counselor or from high school with at least a B average, their applications. Fees will be due upon principal. However, students who do not will be eligible to earn a $1,000 scholarship acceptance into the program. have a “B” average may be accepted on a to Indiana State. space-available basis if they have a strong Fees for this year’s program are $375 for recommendation letter. most seminars, which includes tuition, Participants can earn one semester room and board. All participants pay the hour of credit that may be applied to a same rate for Summer Honors regardless degree at Indiana State or transferred to of whether they live in Indiana or another

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X will soon come face to face at Indiana State University. The two legendary civil rights leaders met just once during their lives, for a fleeting moment following a news conference in 1964. But on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m., a national touring company will turn University Hall Theater into a Harlem, N.Y. hotel room for “The Meeting,” a fictional account of a spirited debate between the two men who followed much different approaches in their struggle to achieve racial equality. Each was slain by an assassin, Malcolm X in New York City in 1965 and King in Memphis in 1968. “The Meeting” is a powerful performance that frames the issues and challenges associated with civil rights and has implications for the issues of today, said Joshua Powers, special assistant to the provost for academic initiatives and co-chair of the Diversity Council at Indiana State. Sponsors include the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission and, at Indiana State, the Office of Academic Affairs, Student Government Association, Office of Diversity, African-American Cultural Center, department of educational leadership and the theater department. The event is free and open to the public.


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When President Barack Obama ran for office against Republican John McCain in 2008, the differences were fairly obvious to the media and voters. McCain was older, more senile. And whiter. Or at least that mattered if you were actor Samuel L. Jackson. In an interview with Ebony magazine, coming out next week, Jackson was asked about President Obama’s support from “Black Hollywood” during reelection to which he replied “[Obama’s] message didn’t mean sh*t to me...I voted for Barack because he was black.” Jackson justified that bold statement by asserting that other people vote with the same reasoning in mind—because they identify with a candidate’s skin color. While Jackson’s take on politics may be a little abrasive, he isn’t alone. According to the Inquisitor, statisticians advised that Democrats needed 80 percent of the “black vote” to “win the White House.” President Obama pulled 95 percent. Throughout President Obama’s campaign, everything from his age to his birthplace to his middle name was fodder for the critics. However, celebrity after celebrity jumped on the bandwagon, backing his message of “hope” and “change” without actually looking into his plans to make

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those ideas happen. In the end, it could be said the massive hype behind electing the country’s first black president motivated even white voters to chose President Obama based on his ethnicity alone. Americans were more enthusiastic about breaking a record than they were with proactively shaping their futures. Is Jackson wrong for being brutally honest?—Not entirely. At least he’s owns up to what so many of us are guilty of. But his controversial admission reminds us that a racial divide is still quite prominent in politics. What is the difference between a black community and a white community? Or a Hispanic community? Or a Christian community? Or a feminine community? One could argue socioeconomic statuses or crime rates, statistically speaking, but, a staggering national debt, flawed education system and politically corrupted government affect us all. Why do we feel the need to place emphasis on gaining the black or white vote? Unless a black vote counts double in elections or a white vote counts as a “Pass Go and Collect Your Presidency” card, a vote is a vote. Jackson also added that he “just hoped [Obama] would do some of what he said he was gonna do.” But what did Jackson base his expectations off of if he didn’t give a “sh*t” about anything President Obama had to say? I suppose we’re to assume Jackson is completely satisfied since his only qualification to run the country is to be black.

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Proposed bill could reduce costs, required hours for students

‘Twilight’s’ redundant plot, empty characters divide a generation

Many bills that go through the Indiana General Assembly do not directly impact the lives of ISU students. Take the hot-button issue this session, right-to-work. While some college graduates may go into industries that have unions, I imagine most do not. Even for those who will eventually work in a field with unions, that’s something that’s in the future—right now we’re all focused on school. However, the Indiana General Assembly does consider bills concerning higher education, and those have the potential to impact our lives much more immediately. This week the Senate Education and Career Development committee will be voting on House Bill 1220. This bill would give the Commission for Higher Education the ability to approve or disapprove any proposed or existing programs offered by state universities. Additionally, it would require each university to submit a report to the Commission for each degree program over 120 credit hours and justify the excess credit hours. The goal of this bill is to reduce costs for students. When students have excessive credit hour requirements, they must stay in school longer and therefore pay more money to get a college education. I can’t speak for every major, because I’m in the College of Arts and Sciences and it’s quite possible that the credit requirements for other colleges are different at ISU. But in the College of Arts and Sciences, we are required to complete 124 credit hours to receive a Bachelor’s degree. That means that House Bill 1220 would affect Indiana State University, and, consequently, its students. While the bill doesn’t state that any program over 120 hours is automatically disapproved or reduced down to 120 hours, at the very least ISU will be

There are very few issues that get nearly an entire generation riled up. Sure, we all wish it was the conflict in Egypt or in Syria, or offshore drilling in Alaska, but realistically, it’s usually something like who should win the Super Bowl. One book that has divided, conflicted or at least annoyed basically anyone of our age is “Twilight.” It’s hard to discuss the book with someone you don’t know well because there are two big groups, either pro- or anti- “Twilight.” The only middle grounds that exist whatsoever are 1.) apathy and irritation at the huge publicity of a girl with no emotions and a guy that glitters, or 2.) people that might have read the book but didn’t think that it was worth all the hype it’s got now. Group 2 would include people like me. Let me start off saying, the books aren’t bad. They aren’t wonderful; they aren’t works of literature; they aren’t groundbreaking, and theirs isn’t a classic love story that trumps those of legend. It’s a book, and there are some characters that do some stuff, and some of those characters happen to be vampires and werewolves. Cool. If you’ve seen some classic black and white films like the original “Dracula,” or pretty well any movie from the ‘80s that wasn’t “Die Hard,” “Dirty Harry” or “Sixteen Candles,” you know it’s not really all that original of an idea. The real frustration is that people treat them like they are a type of pinnacle of literature. Forget Mr. Darcy of “Pride and Prejudice” or Rhett Butler of “Gone With the Wind,” the REAL man’s man and guy to be with is a moody guy who’s permanently a teenager and runs off from his relationship whenever it suits him. But it’s for her own good, he says, so he must be a wonderful guy. Just type a term like

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presenting a report sometime in the future to justify those extra four credit hours if this bill passes. This is a great bill for students. I’m a senior, and while I am on track to graduate in May, I know of several people who will not be graduating until August because they have just a few more classes to take to graduate. That means they’ll be paying extra money and delaying getting a real job until they can complete those last few courses. Looking at the Foundational Studies curriculum, not every last course on there is an absolute requirement. Yes, being a well-rounded individual is important. Having a certain level of math skills is good for being able to manage your money to some extent. And everyone, regardless of major, needs to be able to write. But the Health and Wellness requirement? How many of you remember anything from your PE 101 class? We all took health and physical education in high school as a requirement to graduate. And I don’t know about everyone else, but my health class was quite repetitive of classes I’d had when I was younger. They seem to teach the same things over and over in this one class over your K-12 education. We do not need yet another rendition of the same sad song in college. You can’t force people to live a healthy lifestyle. Offering opportunities to be healthy in college should definitely be a priority, but do we really need a whole health class for it? I’m sure this isn’t the only class whose necessity is questionable. One hundred and twenty hours for a bachelor’s degree should be enough time to prepare students for either a career or grad school. If a university finds that their program isn’t meeting that time limit, maybe they need to re-evaluate the courses that are being required to make sure they are all necessary and wellstructured. With college costs continually rising and student debt reaching ridiculous proportions, universities have a duty to keep those costs low and make sure they time they require us to invest is wellspent.

“We do not need yet another rendition of the same sad song in college.”

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“Twilight” or “vampire” into the Internet and you’ll be floored by the number of girls who believe he’s a real creature. A grumpy, sparkling creature that is so rebellious he drank animal blood before it was cool isn’t a real guy. Sorry girls. The movies are a completely separate issue (Has Kristen Stewart ever felt an emotion? Ever?) The books are blank works that got propelled into stardom by pre-teen girls that are now even obsessing the girls’ moms. It’s time for a harsh truth: THEY ARE JUST NOT THAT GOOD. The sentences are very short and require no thought whatsoever to follow; the male characters get described to the most minute detail while the females are just basically blobs so that any girl can feel like she’s a part of the story; the conflicts are silly. There is no logical thought or character development. The characters start off cold, indifferent, stubborn and they DON’T CHANGE. Flat characters do not a good story make. Stephanie Meyer has tried to say that no other love story is quite like that of Bella and Edward. Well, no, there isn’t, that’s for sure. She’s gone on record criticizing the Romeo and Juliet, as well as the Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, classical love stories. Romeo and Juliet were silly for dying for their love, and Elizabeth and Darcy would be fine without the other in the long run. She’s right, Edward and Bella have the perfect love story: They feel so much for one another that they’re willing to die for one another (just like Romeo and Juliet besides the part where they, you know, don’t die) and when he leaves, she curls up in the woods and just lays there and then jumps off of cliffs (which is far more likely than just moving on). The relationship is shallow: they don’t know really anything about one another and just kind of float through things. Some people love the books, and that’s okay. Some people even love the movies, which I don’t understand, but, hey, to each their own. Just don’t try to tell me that they are the greatest love story ever written.

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Rose-Hulman and Indiana State team up for EcoCAR2 Jessica Neff Reporter

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Indiana State University have started a collaborated effort for EcoCAR2 as they held a viewing party Sunday on Rose-Hulman’s campus. EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge is part of a three-year collegiate engineering competition. EcoCAR was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors (GM). The project has built upon its successful 23-year history of DOE Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTC) that exemplify the power of public/private partnerships by providing experience and training to promising, young minds entering the North American job market. “The program started last year when we recruited a marketing student from ISU,” said Rose-Hulman graduate Jon Niebert. “It was inspired by the fact that the [ISU] Nascar Kinetics team asked for engineering help from Rose-Hulman. We have worked together in business and engineering programs ever since.” Neibert holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and is currently working on his master’s. “For the month of March, we are focusing on high school visits to raise awareness and recruit perspective students who may be interested in Rose-Hulman, Indiana State and the EcoCAR 2 competition,” said ISU junior communication major Tashé Hughes. The project targets chemistry and automotive students but is open to anyone interested in going to school at one of the universities and/or participating in the EcoCAR2 program, said ISU communication graduate student and Outreach program recruiter Kaci Lientz. The next endeavour will be ISU’s Earth Week, Apr. 9 through 13, Lientz said. They will also be attending Valparaiso, Ind.’s Earth Day the following week. Students with or without prior experience are always welcome to get involved with EcoCAR 2, Hughes said. Students interested in getting involved can contact Lientz at klientz2@ or email

Rose-Hulman and ISU worked collaboratively on the EcoCAR2 project, a three-year collegiate engineering competition. A viewing party was hosted for the public on Rose-Hulman’s campus Sunday (Photo by Jamie Nichols). 

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Learning to cook gets put on back burner Jessica Neff Reporter

Asian market owner Phung Ly conducted cooking lessons last night at her familyrun store. Students learned cooking secrets and techniques, with the evening ending in sharable delectables provided by Ly. With Easy Mac a microwave button away and late night fast food services on-campus, some Indiana State University students have put learning how to cook on the back burner. “You don’t need to know how [to cook] if you live on-campus,” senior English education major Cassy Tiefel said. Tiefel recognizes the stove available to students in Hines Hall, but did not pack any pots or pans to use. While most dorms at ISU don’t come equipped with cooking resources, some other colleges do offer cooking utilities. Senior mathematics major Keith Patrick spent some time in Australia for his studies and had a full-size refrigerator and stove at his disposal. Patrick now lives in an apartment off-campus and cooks his own

meals five to eight times on a weekly basis. “Being able to cook is a primary necessity in modernized life,” Patrick said. “The college population should become independent. The optimal goal is to graduate high school, go to college and move out, but they don’t get nourishment appropriately.” With the freshman 15 in the back of minds of students, junior theater major Clara Butts sees a correlation between cooking at home and a healthy lifestyle. “If students learned how to cook healthily, we wouldn’t have the freshman 15,” Butts said, “[but] some people don’t have the time to learn.” Although students agreed home-cooked meals help keep away fatty fast food visits, health concerns are often sacrificed to keep up with the students’ fast-paced lifestyle. “There are so many other options. You aren’t going to starve,” Tiefel said. Students interested in participating in Ly’s cooking lessons can attend tonight at 7 p.m. Ly’s store is located at the corner of Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue. There is a $15 fee.

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New Member Party!

Terre Haute Cooperative Market is having a new member party Friday, Feb. 17th from 12 pm to 2 pm in Dede III in HMSU. Terre Foods Cooperative Market is in the initial phases of starting a local and organic food co-op here in Terre Haute which will be a full-service grocery store located in the downtown area. Become a part of a member-owned market that is committed to serving the needs of community while using ethical and sustainable business practices! Join us for a local and organic lunch, receive more information on the benefits of becoming a member, and bring your check book or credit card to become a member on the spot.

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What were your Valentine’s Day plans?

“I’m in a long-distance relationship, so I sent flowers that should arrive today. And I ‘m going home this weekend to surprise her.” Joseph Gonzalez, sophomore psychology major

“I took my boyfriend to dinner. I bought him a hat and other gifts.” Hannah Lester, Freshman speech language pathology major

“I told the boy I like how I felt about him.” Ashley Bendle, Freshman music education major

“We had a movie night, and we cooked dinner together.” “I took the time to make my special someone feel extra special.” Don Porter, Freshman secondary English education major

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NPR journalist Michele Norris to speak at ISU Feb. 22 Paula Meyer

for her insight into American culture and social issues including: the Peabody Award, duPont Award, and Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. She was recently named Essence magazine’s “25 Most Influential Black Americans.” In 2010, Norris published her first book, “The Grace of Silence: A Memoir.” The book focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of the Obama presidency, and how her own complex legacy has shaped her dedication to informing others through sound and voice. A book signing and reception will follow her presentation, which will begin at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Now in its 31st season, the University Speakers Series has brought the likes of Ralph Nadar, Gerald Ford, Sister Helen Prejean, Amy Tan, Nancy Grace, Andy Rooney, Robert Ballard, Carole Simpson, Marlee Matlin, Maya Angelou, Jim Lovell, Garrison Keillor, Bob Woodward, Robert Osborne, Mitch Albom and Andrew Young to the campus of Indiana State. More information about the 2011-12 University Speakers Series can be found at http://www. or by calling 812-237-3783.

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Award-winning National Public Radio (NPR) journalist Michele Norris will take the stage Feb. 22 in Indiana State University’s Tilson Auditorium in conjunction with the University Speakers Series. Her presentation is being co-sponsored by the African-American Alumni Council and WFIU. As co-host of NPR’s longest-running national program, “All Things Considered,” Norris has a voice that is undeniably recognizable and that embodies both authority and calm. Captivating and astute on air, Norris has presented leading news, weighing in on American culture including race and the influence of news media since joining NPR in 2002. Prior to her tenure at NPR, she served as an ABC News correspondent where she covered education, America’s inner cities, the national drug problem, poverty, and most recognizably, the aftermath of 9/11. Norris has stepped away from her All Things Considered duties until after the 2012 presidential campaign, though she is not leaving NPR’s airwaves. She continues to report and produce projects for the organization. Norris has received many honors in journalism

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Upcoming Events Men’s Basketball Saturday at Indianapolis, Ind. 2:07 p.m. vs. Butler University

Senior infielder Jeff Miera fields the ball in the 2011 ISU vs. Bradley game (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Richelle Kimble Reporter

Women’s Basketball Friday at Des Moines, Iowa. 8:05 p.m. vs. Drake University

Baseball Friday-Sunday at Hammond, La. 2 p.m. vs. Southern Louisianna

Track and Field Friday at Charleston Ill. EIU Friday Night Special

The Indiana State baseball season hits off Friday, February 17th against Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond, La. Entering his third season at ISU, head coach Rick Heller is expected to continue leading the baseball program after their third consecutive winning season. Last year’s accomplishments include the deepest run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament since 2002. ISU was seeded sixth going into the conference tournament, but defeated third-seeded Illinois State and just barely missed a trip to the Championship game after falling to second-seeded Wichita State in an elimination game. This year’s team has lost four key players from the 2011 season who are playing professionally, but has strong replacements and no set back is seen by the roster change, the assistant coach Brian Smiley said. “We’ve added a lot of quality junior college transfers that have already played two years,” Smiley said. Among the team’s noted strengths are high levels of experience. With a high number of returning athletes and experienced transfers, the team has strong leadership to propel success. “We’re all really optimistic and excited for the season. We have very good upperclassmen leadership, and it is transferring to the younger players,” said senior Jeff Miera. The team is returning nine of their position starters, including junior right

fielder Robby Ort and junior catcher Jeremy Lucas, both who received AllConference honors in 2011. Also crucial to the line up are seniors Kyle Burnam in left field, Luke Hileman in center field, Jon Hedges on first base, juniors Koby Kraemer on third base, Jordan Pearson on second base, and sophomore Tyler Wampler at short stop. “I feel like this team has more team commonality, we have all been together for a few years,” Lucas said. “We are definitely a lot closer and have more chemistry within each other.” Additionally, assistant coach Ronnie Prettyman said that the batting lineup is critical. “We have a lot of men that can hit. Our lineup is balanced and dangerous,” Prettyman said. The long Baseball season continues through May, with the MVC Championship tournament being held May 22 through May 26 in Springfield, Mo. “Hopefully we see a lot of wins this season,” Lucas said. “We have a lot of experience on the field. It will be an exciting season for us, and we look forward to the conference challenge and possibly a regional show.” “Even more then the physical skills, it’s the mental skills. Collectively as a team we have what it takes to do something great,” Miera said. In addition to a great season, the ISU baseball program is looking for a heavier fan club. The home games will be posted prior to competition, and are held at the newly renovated Bob Warn Field, which is located just off campus at the south intersection of Locust and 3rd streets.

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Lin makes his mark in the NBA despite challenges Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks has taken the NBA by storm over the past month. He has done so by playing at an extremely high level in his first four starts averaging a mind boggling 27.3 points, 8.3 assists, and 2.0 steals in an undefeated run for the Knicks. In a game against the Los Angeles Lakers Lin outscored NBA star Kobe Bryant 38-34, and led the Knicks to a 92-85 victory over the Western Conference Powerhouse. His play has earned him the honor of Eastern Conference player of the week and much hype surrounding him going into the coming games. What makes Jeremy Lin’s story so impressive is not the things he is doing now, but things he has had to overcome to reach these heights. Rewind six years ago and you have Lin, a senior in high school at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California outside of San Francisco, leading his school to the California Interscholastic Federation State title over high favored and nationally ranked Mater Dei. Lin was first team All-State and averaged 15.1 points, 7.1 assist, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.0 steals. Despite these accomplishments Lin went un-recruited out of high school except spots to Harvard and Brown, both Ivy League schools that do not offer athletic scholarships. Even Stanford, which was located in the very same city as Lin’s high school gave him no looks. He was offered a chance to walk-on at UCLA and other Pac-10 schools, but the scholarship offers never came. Eventually Lin accepted a spot on the Harvard Basketball team and in his four years for the Crimson earned honors as All-Ivy League selection and owned a marquee win over opponent a 17th ranked Boston College team that had defeated the #1 team in the country a few days earlier. In that game Lin had 27 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds, this was eventually followed up by a 30 point and 9 rebound game against powerhouse Connecticut. These accomplishments garnered Lin much attention, but when it came to the NBA draft he was passed on and fell to free agency to find his new home. Lin played summer ball for the Dallas Mavericks organization and was tossed around from team to

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Brief Senior Center Shannon Thomas Named State Farm MVC Player Of The Week Senior center Shannon Thomas ended the week of Feb. 6th with two doubledoubles and has been named the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week. On Friday night, Thomas scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds against Bradley University. This past Sunday during the game against the University of Northern Iowa Thomas aided

the team to another vicrtory with 13 points and 18 rebounds. The Sycamores will be on the road this upcoming weekend. The team travels to Des Moines Iowa to take on the Drake Bulldogs Friday night at 8:05 p.m. Then, Sunday night the team will be in Omaha, Neb. to challenge the Creighton BlueJays. Tip off is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.

team, all the while gaining love and attention from fans along the way, but he never really got a steady role. This all changed once arriving in New York, where Lin has started his trek to stardom. To this point he has a true underdog story and has overcome the odds to get to where he is right now in the NBA headlines. His growing popularity (he was sold the most NBA jerseys of any player over the last 10 days) assures that he will stay in the spot light for as long as his play will allow him. Jeremy Lin is example of a player that has always had to overcome adversity and just play the game. This will suite him well as he embarks on his NBA career. He has jumped to an excellent early start and can do great things if he can handle all the pressures that accompany a star professional athlete. His situation has almost a Tim Tebow-esque feel to it-a guy that overcomes the odds and gains the love of fans for being unique. As long as he keeps playing at the level he is playing at for the New York Knicks, it should be safe to say Lin could become a household name in the NBA soon.

“Jeremy Lin is an example of a player that has always had to overcome adversity and just play the game...He has jumped to a great early start and can do great things if he can handle all the pressures that accompany a star professional athlete.”

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College Sports Myths

Myth 5: Colleges ensure that their student-athletes graduate

(Graphic by Jamie Nichols.)

Fact: Thirty-one percent of college football players never graduate college. Those players that do not graduate do not go professional. Only two percent of college football players are drafted by the National Football League. Thirty- four percent of college basketball players never graduate. Only one percent of college basketball players are drafted by the National Basketball Association.




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Odum leads Sycamores past Redbirds in overtime

Senior center Myles Walker goes for a layup in the ISU vs. ILSU game (Photo by Ariana Ware).

Derek Johnson Reporter

The Indiana State Sycamores defeated the Illinois State Redbirds Tuesday evening at the Hulman Center. Sophomore guard Jake Odum, led the way for the Sycamores finishing with a career-high 34 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists. Joining Odum in double figures were senior center, Myles Walker and senior guard, Jordan Printy, with 16 and 15 points respectively. The Redbirds were led by freshman guard Nic Moore, with 16 points. With the win, the Sycamores improve their record to 16-11 overall and 7-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Meanwhile, the Redbirds drop their record to 16-11 overall and 8-8 in the conference. The Sycamores scored first as Odum converted a traditional 3-point play following a missed jumper from Carmichael on the Redbird’s opening possession. The score came to a tie on three different occasions before the Redbirds were able to ignite a

7-2 run beginning at the 13:37 mark after a jumper from freshman center Jordan Threloff. After missing his first three field goals, Printy buried a 3-pointer for the Sycamores with 8:48 remaining in the first half to cut the deficit to three, igniting an 11-2 run of their own over the next six minutes of the period to gain a 26-20 lead. Illinois State, however, was able to enter the locker room with a fourpoint, 32-28 lead The Sycamores came out of the locker room firing with a 3-pointer from the wing by Printy. Odum quickly followed with a layup of his own to give Indiana State the lead just 26 seconds into the final half. Illinois State responded and gained the lead with a 10-3 run of their own until the Sycamores were able to tie the score up at 46 at the 13:43 mark after a jumper from Walker. Redbird sophomore forward, Jon Ekey, hit a 3-pointer with 12:35 remaining in the game that would give the Redbirds the lead for nearly 10 minutes until Printy was able to bury a jumper to tie the game at 67. Odum went on to connect on two free throws followed by a jumper with just 36 seconds

remaining in the game to give Indiana State a 3-point, 68-71 lead. Richard was fouled and converted two clutch free throws to give Indiana State another 3-point lead with 12.4 seconds on the clock. Following a huge game-tying 3-pointer from the Redbirds, Odum drove the length of the floor and was fouled on a jump shot leaving just under two seconds left on the game clock. Odum was unable to convert on his free throws, sending the game into overtime after a missed full-court heave from Illinois State. The Sycamores were able to control the majority of the overtime period jumping out to a 6-0 run before the Redbirds converted on two free throws with 1:19 on the clock. Illinois State went on to hit only field goal in the extra five minutes, assuring Indiana State a big win in a comeback thriller at the Hulman Center. The Sycamores will be back in action on Saturday, February 18 when they travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs as part of the Sears Bracketbusters event. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:07 p.m. Sophomore guard Jake Odum on defense in the ISU vs. ILSU game (Photo by Ariana Ware).

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