McMannus trains for MMA fight, inspires students
ISU Board of Trustees to vote on e-textbook trial for 2012-13 school year Page 5
Friday, February 17, 2012 Indiana State University www.indianastatesman.com Volume 119 Issue 56
Sorority sponsors dodgeball tournament fundraiser
Protestors tell ISU NO drilling on campus BLACK GOLD:
ISU Dining Hall employee retires
Trustees to vote on oil drilling Protestors chanted as administrators made their way to Condit House after a Board of Trustees meeting. The trustees will vote to make a deal to allow oil drilling through camous with an Illinois drilling company. Page 2
COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED!
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 email@example.com
Page 2 • Friday ,February 17, 2012
Nick Hedrick, Chris Sweeney 812-237-4102
Nick Hedrick, Chris Sweeney Dustyn Fatheree Chris Sweeney
Students protest against oil projections However, university officials say there is no need for concern. Aaron Abel
Assistant features editor
HMSU 143 • 550 Chestnut St. Terre Haute, IN 47809 P: (812) 237-3025 F: (812) 237-7629 Jessica Squires, Editor in Chief, 237-3289 ISUfirstname.lastname@example.org. edu
Jamie Nichols, Photo Editor, 237-3034 ISUemail@example.com. edu
Jade Conrad, Student Advertising Manager, 237-4344 ISUfirstname.lastname@example.org The Indiana Statesman is published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, except during exam periods and university breaks, and is published three times during the summer. The Indiana Statesman was founded May 16, 1929, the same year that Indiana State Normal School became Indiana State Teachers College. The newspaper began in December 1879 as the State Normal News. In November 1895, the paper was first issued as the Normal Advance. Members of the ISU community are welcome to take a single copy of each issue of this newspaper. The unauthorized taking of multiple copies, however, may constitute theft, which is a crime, even with free publications. Thefts will be reported to campus police for possible prosecution and/or for other disciplinary actions. The Indiana Statesman exists for four main reasons: to provide the ISU community with news and information, to serve the campus as a public forum for student and reader comments, to offer student staff members chances to apply their skills in different aspects of a news publication, and to give students leadership opportunities.
Protestors stand outside the Condit House, flashing signs as administrators walk to the Board of Trustees meeting (Photo by Jamie Nichols).
Faculty members could be seen trickling out of Tilson auditorium Thursday evening, avoiding the fifteen protesters gathered outside of President Daniel J. Bradley’s house as they maneuvered towards the back door amidst the chants. Indiana State University has been in discussion with Pioneer Oil Company regarding an oil and gas lease for university owned property that would allow Pioneer to drill, produce, market and transport any oil and gas resources on university property. The university will subsequently receive royalty payments of not less that 15 percent of the resources market value. The board of trustees will be voting on the provision tomorrow at 9 a.m. ISU isn’t the only one to engage in such a project, ISU spokesperson Tara Singer said. “They’re drilling for oil at Los Creek. And the University of Southern Indiana is doing the same thing,” Singer said. Vice President of business and finance affairs Diann McKee said that ISU has considered this project multiple times in the past. “With an increase in technology and a rise in oil prices, it has become more feasible,” McKee said. Signs sporting messages like “We want learning, not burning” and “We like to think, not stink” could be seen amongst the group outside the Condit house. Student concern lies within the possible detriment to ISU’s campus in terms of smell, noise and aesthetic value. However, faculty considers this to be a non-issue. “There is nothing about the campus that will be disturbed in any way,” McKee said. The pumps will be in the ground and any fill tanks will be across the tracks on the east side of campus, President Bradley said. “There will be no smell; that’s one of the things that’s in the contract. [If there is any smell] they will be shut down. The biggest issue for the community is really going to be when they’re drilling the well,” Bradley said. Drilling an oil well is a 24-hour process, so the bright lights and little bit of noise associated with a rotary drilling rig should be the only concern, Bradley said. “Once they’re done with drilling, we’ll hardly know anything is going on.” Professor of geography and geology Jim Speer is not sure that the administration has considered the effects to our
long-standing commitment to carbon neutrality, he said. “This decision could be devastating to our commitment,” Speer said. Bradley disagrees and says the project should have no affect on our promise to become carbon neutral by 2050. “This is not a university activity, we are just the resource owner,” he said. “Every barrel we produce here in Terre Haute is one less barrel they got to load on a ship and bring to Houston to be put in a truck to be delivered up here,” Bradley said. “You could make a pretty good argument that this should reduce the amount of CO2 that goes in the air.” While the administration remains optimistic, a query placed by Speer to Brown University’s Green School Listserv forum shows respondents suggesting otherwise, “If fracking will be the exploration method of choice then there are high
Friday,February 17, 2012 • Page 3
risks of significant adverse health impacts and depletion of groundwater/ water contamination.” Another adds, “There will certainly be emissions from oil or gas drilling. I also think that the University would have responsibility for at least part, if not all those emissions, because they are allowing the action.” Former president of the student government association Steven Flowers said that the ISU community doesn’t know enough about the issue. “We need more transparency in the process and it’s my understanding that the shared government units haven’t been consulted,” Flowers said. Bradley said that he feels there has been complete transparency, mentioning the story about in Terre Haute’s Tribune-Star newspaper. “No one has called my office asking about it,” Bradley said. “It surely hasn’t been secret.” Protestors stand outside the Condit House, flashing signs as administrators walk to the Board of Trustees meeting (Photo by Jamie Nichols).
Page 4 • Friday ,February 17, 2012
Terre Foods accepting new members Terre Foods President Robyn Morton said the party was a “wonderful surprise.” She and other organization members An Indiana State University have spent at least four years building the environmental group is promoting the cooperative, getting necessary funding benefits of organic foods by recruiting and securing retail space. “Honestly, we thought we would be members for a local food cooperative. The Institute of Community further along than we are right now,” Sustainability, one of the projects that Morton said. “On the other hand, we received funding under the university’s found out that we’re par for the course.” Speer, who serves on Terre Foods’ Unbounded Possibilities program, will hold an informational event today for steering committee, said an average cooperative takes at least six years to get off Terre Foods Cooperative Market. If the cooperative accomplishes its goal the ground. Other area food cooperatives of opening by summer 2013, the market include Bloomington’s Bloomingfoods— would serve as a local and organic food which grew out of an earlier co-op grocery store operating seven days a movement in the 1970s—and a Trader week. As a cooperative, the store would Joe’s franchise in Indianapolis. The institute’s research indicates be owned by its members, but would Terre Haute area be open to the residents are driving general public. to Bloomington and “Our main Indianapolis just push is to get as to shop at organic many members food co-ops. Regular as possible at this farmer’s and winter’s point,” said Jim markets have Speer, professor attracted a following of geography and geology and one Andrea Kelley, senior communication in the community, Speer said. And he of the institute’s major said a local food proponents. panel held at Clabber The cooperative had 403 members as of this week, Girl in December drew 170 people, according to its website. It needs 600 surpassing the organizers’ goal of 40. “That really shows the interest in local members to fulfill member loan goals and 800 members by the store’s opening food,” Speer said. Morton said local demand for organic date. From 12 to 2 p.m. today in Dede III food has driven her organization’s efforts. “It’s giving a lot of different ways for of Hulman Memorial Student Union, interested community members can people to have a say in the shape of our enjoy a local organic lunch of chicken communities,” she said. Terre Foods originally set their sights and ham salad sandwiches and other foods served by Sodexo—ISU’s food on a vacant building that formerly provider—and learn about the perks of housed a McDonald’s at Seventh and joining Terre Foods. Members will be Poplar streets, near the Tribune-Star. Morton said the property is one of several able to sign up at the event. “When you go local, you’re supporting possibilities for the prospective store. “We don’t want to be locked in to just your community,” said senior communication major Andrea Kelley, one,” Morton said. who along with senior communication major Elise Hobbs has helped publicize the event.
Nick Hedrick Reporter
“When you go local, you’re supporting your community.”
Friday, February 17, 2012 • Page 5
Textbook affordability plans under development Nick Hedrick Reporter
Scott College of Business faculty member Jeff Harper stood before Indiana State University’s Board of Trustees and held out three versions of an accounting textbook. Balancing the books in his hand, Harper—professor of management information systems—called on board member Randy Minas to help illustrate a point. Harper asked Minas, a 1975 ISU alumnus, how much he typically spent on textbooks as a student. “It seemed expensive at the time,” Minas said. “It’s probably a lot more now.” Harper said one of the books he was holding probably would have cost Minas $12 or $15 nearly 40 years ago. Today, Harper said, his receipt would read $290. Minas and the rest of the board was shocked. Harper, who represented a subcommittee of ISU’s Affordability Task Force, presented the panel of faculty and staff ’s recommendations Thursday on how to make textbooks and supplies cheaper for students. ISU President Daniel J. Bradley created the task force to explore ways to make attending and operating the university cheaper altogether. Other committees
were charged with looking at the cost of instruction, housing and dining and the university’s administration structure. The chairs of those committees also presented their findings to the board Thursday. Chaired by economics professor Bob Guell, the books and supplies team surveyed students and faculty members to gauge attitudes on the cost of instruction materials. According to the committee’s final report, provided to board members at the meeting and available on ISU’s website, nearly a third of nonfreshmen students surveyed indicated they do not purchase all of their required texts. Twenty percent of students reported waiting to see how often books would be used in a class before buying them. Eleven percent of faculty surveyed said they did not use bundled supplement materials that often accompany textbook packages. Seven percent said they repeatedly switched required texts. Ninety percent indicated they knew and considered prices before placing their orders.
Harper told board members he took a $215 senior capstone business book, pulled out chapters and materials he knew he would teach and repackaged the book. Students only paid a little more than $60. ISU provost Jack Maynard said, compared with the total cost of a year’s tuition, any reductions in textbook and supplies cost would not make much of an impact. “These are small savings we’re talking about here,” Maynard said. The board is set to vote today on whether to approve a coursefee experiment this fall to gauge student interest in paying for “e-textbooks.” Under the proposal, students enrolled in five to eight 100 and 200-level courses would be charged for access to electronic versions of textbooks published by McGraw-Hill. The committee said the experiment could save students as much as 30 percent on textbooks. Board members will vote in the future on proposals offered by the task force’s other committees. Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs Diann
“These are small savings we’re talking about here.”
Jack Maynard, ISU provost
McKee, who chaired the committee on administrative structure, outlined to the board a series of proposals to save money on energy, ISU’s physical plant and space utilization. John Beacon, vice president of enrollment, marketing and communications, chaired the housing and dining committee. Beacon said the university is “playing catch-up” with other peer institutions, which have modernized old residence halls or built new student housing. Beacon’s committee proposed using budget reserves to reduce increased debt from upcoming new construction projects. The committee also proposed a cooperative housing pilot program on two floors in Mills Hall, in which students would help maintain the upkeep of their floors in exchange for cheaper room and board. College of Arts and Sciences Dean John Murray chaired the instruction committee, whose proposals intend to help students spend less time in college and, therefore, pay less tuition. Maynard said all of the committee’s proposals underscore how complicated it will be to make ISU cheaper. “It’s going to require us to rethink how we do our business in a lot of cases,” Maynard said.
Police Blotter Feb. 14
At 9:40 a.m., a suspended person and trespass warning were reported at Cunningham Memorial Library. At 10:48 a.m., an ill person was reported at Blumberg Hall. At 2:11 p.m., domestic dispute and trespassing were reported at University Apartments unit four. At 6:50 p.m., theft was reported at Lincoln Quads. At 7:21 p.m., an injured person was reported at lot 11. At 8:11 p.m., domestic dispute and a trespass warning were reported at University Apartments unit two.
At 12:23 a.m., receiving stolen property was reported off campus. At 12:09 p.m., an injured person was reported at Holmstedt Hall. At 2:11 p.m., an ill person was reported at student health services. At 3:50 p.m., warrant service was reported at the student recreation center. At 8:05 p.m., a well being check was reported at Burford Hall.
At 8:07 p.m., a found credit card was reported at the Hulman Memorial Student Union. At 9:15 p.m., telephone harassment was reported at the student recreation center.
At 4:00 a.m., an ill person was reported at facilities management.
Page 6 • Friday, February 17, 2012
Contact Us Make your opinion heard by submitting letters to the editor of the Indiana Statesman.
Statesman editorial ISU hiring policy: In an often cheated system where are our panel of judges? If you’ve been convicted of any crime, the chances of finding work are fairly slim—even if the crime doesn’t pertain to the job description. Unless you’re seeking employment at ISU. In the past two months, a nursing professor, a special assistant to President Daniel J. Bradley and an HMSU employee have been arrested for prescription fraud, soliciting a prostitute and drinking on the job, respectively. Yet, ISU Associate Vice President of Human Resources Will Downs and Director of Public Safety Bill Mercier, still believe the university’s hiring policy is adequate. In the Statesman article “Background checks: can ISU do more?” Downs said that the policy was as “strict” as possible. Mercier agreed and explained that barring someone from employment based on criminal history violated the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions manual. “We are doing the checks the most appropriate way we can…we try to look at all the facts before the final decision is made,” Mercier said. The definition of “try,” though, is interpreted loosely. Looking at “all of the facts” might require a panel of individuals, who would evaluate past convictions if some were confirmed during the
background check. Fortunately, ISU happens to have a panel of five people to do just that. But the panel hasn’t been used in over a year. Given that neighboring universities, such as Ball State, IU and Purdue, incorporate outside sources and delve deeper into applicants’ histories than ISU does, shouldn’t ISU’s human resources take note? What harm can be done by tweaking a 4-year-old policy? More importantly, what harm can be avoided? Court records, motor vehicle incidents, credit histories and placements on sex offender lists may not determine how well an applicant can teach a course or sweep a floor. But, say, a convicted murderer applies for a job at our university—there are separate skills involved in killing, as opposed to grounds maintenance or teaching. And there are drunk drivers who are just as capable of inspiring a classroom of students as they are of climbing behind the wheel intoxicated. Downs said “you can’t hold things over someone’s head their whole life. Everyone deserves a second chance.” Success stories about former criminals who have turned their lives around thanks to one forgiving employer surface daily. But “former” isn’t always a permanent title.
Letters must be fewer than 350 words and include year in school, major and phone number for verification. Letters will be published with the author’s name, year in school and major. The Statesman editorial board reserves the right to edit letters for length, libel, clarity and vulgarity.
Opinions Policy The Indiana Statesman opinions page is an opportunity for the Indiana State University community to express its views. The opinions, individual and collective, expressed in the Statesman and the student staff ’s selection or arrangement of content do not necessarily reflect the attitudes of Indiana State University, its Board of Trustees, administration, faculty or student body. The Statesman editorial board writes staff editorials and makes final decisions about news content.
(Illustration by Jamie Nichols.) Daniel J. Bradley ISU President Parsons Hall 208 Terre Haute, IN 47809 (812) 237-4000
Carmen T. Tillery Dean of Students & VP for Student Affairs Parsons Hall 203 Terre Haute, IN 47809 (812) 237-8111
Contact your campus leaders
Nick Utterback SGA President HMSU 620 Terre Haute, IN 47809 (812) 237-3841
Lezlie Maslanka SGA Vice President HMSU 620 Terre Haute, IN 47809 (812) 237-3841
Friday ,February 17, 2012 • Page 7
Society jumps on the mourner’s bandwagon
New author on the rise thanks to self-publishing
This isn’t a column praising or degrading Whitney Houston. I’m not going to ramble for 600 words about her legendary status or turbulent life. And I’m certainly not going to mourn her death—I didn’t know her. Houston’s career peak took place when I was barely out of diapers. But she joins a growing list of “gonetoo-soon” musicians that includes Michael Jackson, and Amy Winehouse. And the only common thread, besides mortality, that these people share is that death made them more marketable and likeable. It was easy to ridicule Jackson and gossip about his inappropriate love of children prior to his passing in 2009. But as soon as his lifeless body was shipped to the morgue, our society conveniently forgot we spent the last 20 years chastising his actions. Why, he wasn’t the perverted monster we made him out to be; he was the King of Pop behind the massive hits “Thriller” and “Billie Jean.” Any accusations regarding what he did on Neverland Ranch were buried with Jackson. In the year that followed, television specials, memorials and guest appearances by the Jackson family poured out from every corner of the
Recently, I found myself perusing the Kindle store, where I happened upon the initial book of a paranormal romance series by young adult author Rebecca A. Rogers. “Silver Moon” is a very well written fictional account of Candra Lowell, a seventeen-year-old girl who struggles with the onset of becoming a werewolf, after being relocated to her parents’ hometown, while in the midst of a war with an enemy wolf pack. Rogers’ detailed words allow for you to step into the scene and envision the storyline as it unwinds, while you play witness to Candra’s confusion, the family turmoil and the budding but forbidden romance between Candra and a member of the feuding family. Normally werewolves are a topic I choose to avoid because, well, werewolves are scary. However, in light of knowing I enjoy reading about romantic vampires with a weakness for humans, young witches growing into the knowledge of their ancestors, and shapeshifting humans capable of attaining a dragon form, I decided it was only fair to see what spin the new generation had put on the lore of werewolves. Rogers has given me the opportunity to mentally imagine the terrifying lycanthrope as a ferociously courageous and loving, intellectual being rather than the nighttime horror. I read “Silver Moon” cover-to-cover, nearly non-stop, and found myself wishing for more. Luckily for me, Rogers was within days of releasing the second novel in the “Silver Moon” set. “Black Moon,” as the second in the series, continues the drama of the Candra/Ben love affair, as well as the growing intensity and danger of the wolf packs’ feud.
Brianne Hofmann Write and Wrong
earth. But why were we putting forth so much effort after the fact? Were we doing it out of respect or out of guilt? And then there’s Houston. The day of her death, Facebook newsfeeds exploded with sorrowful statuses and YouTube links of her biggest hits. Hundreds of Whitney Houston stations were created on Pandora, and sales increased on iTunes. The same goes for Jackson. When a celebrity dies, everyone’s an overnight fan. Celebrities have been reaching infamy posthumously for decades—Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Kurt Kobain, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were all examples. With the exception of Lennon, most causes of death among these cases were drug or alcohol related. So we’ve hidden the shame we feel for not intervening by buying their albums and idolizing them. One would think, however, that if such a phenomenon has continued this long we’d learn from it by now. There is a glimmer of hope. Although Houston’s funeral will be televised Saturday, adding further to the spectacle, there won’t be a public memorial service. Pastor Marvin L. Winans, who will be giving the eulogy, stated that the family didn’t “want to have a parade. “It was a matter of public or private as it was this is my daughter, this is my sister, this is my mother, this is my friend and we want to do this with dignity,” he added. Winans has the right idea, but as of late, I have yet to see dignity.
“...as soon as [Michael Jackson’s] lifeless body was shipped to the morgue, our society conveniently forgot we spent the last 20 years chastising his actions.”
Tiffany Freeman Public Domain
But Black Moon offers more back story into how the feud began, plus adds unique and unexpected twists to the story line to enhance the depth of the characters. Each of the two novels are around 300 pages, and are a strongly recommended read for lovers of the paranormal or young adult novels. I learned, through her website, that Rogers not only responds to her own Facebook and e-mail, but runs a onewoman show in the respect that she writes, edits and publishes her own work, as well as creates her own cover art. As of a few years ago, this would have been practically unheard of, but thanks to e-readers storming the global market, publishing companies are slowly becoming obsolete yet there is a growing need for authors to supply books for the e-selves of Kindles and Nooks. So Amazon and Barnes and Noble have allowed access to the capability for authors like Rogers to publish their own work on their own time frame. Not only are Rebecca’s fantastic fantasy novels published as Kindle and Nook e-books, but they will both be published in paperback, as well. I understand that this one-man process further eliminates the need for publishing companies and editors, but as the famous saying goes, “Adapt or Die.” I can appreciate the wonderful opportunity that this DIY application brings to budding authors around the world who may or may not have written publish-worthy gems. For too many writers, finding a publishing company interested in their work is difficult, if not impossible, especially in today’s tech-savvy, eco-friendly, disappearing company economy we have grown into. I praise the new self-publishing capabilities and people like Rogers, who work a full time job while trying to live their dream of being authors. You can help by visiting her website (www.rebeccaarogers.com) and checking out her Facebook page (www.facebook. com/AuthorRebeccaARogers?sk=info).
“I praise new self-publishing capabilities and people...who work a full time job while trying to live their dream of being authors.”
Page 8 • Friday, February 17, 2012
Student Spotlight Students partner up, Indiana Residential Hall Conference kicks off today
News Nick Hedrick, News Chris Sweeney
Nick Hedrick, 812-237-4102 Chris Sweeney ISU-statesmannews@ 812-237-4102 mail.indstate.edu ISU-statesmannews@ Nick Hedrick, mail.indstate.edu Chris Sweeney Ella dela Pena Nick Hedrick, 812-237-4102 Aaron Abel Chris Sweeney ISU-statesmannews@ 812-237-4102 mail.indstate.edu
News News Features
ISU-statesmanfeatures@ ISU-statesmannews@ mail.indstate.edu mail.indstate.edu
Upcoming Events President’s Concert Friday 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall
Alumni Board of Directors Meeting Saturday 8 a.m.–2 p.m. HMSU, 9th floor
Jazz Festival-ISU Jazz Ensemble Saturday 12 p.m. University Hall
Tamara Riker Senior Flute Recital Saturday 1 p.m. Recital Hall
Junior communication major Carl Mitchell (left) and senior criminology and criminal justice major Crystle Hall have worked together for the past year planning the Indiana Residential Hall Organization Conference (IRHOC), taking place today through the weekend (Submitted photo).
Faren Haas Reporter
After fighting for the Indiana Residential Hall Organization Conference (IRHOC) to be held at Indiana State University, two students have successfully won the bid and are preparing for the weekend commencement. Junior communication major Carl Mitchell and senior criminology and criminal justice major Crystle Hall have spent the past year planning the IRHOC, which takes place today through Sunday on-campus. “IRHOC’s mission is to help develop leadership in the residence halls and to increase networking and interaction between schools within the state of Indiana,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell and Hall both gained interest in planning the conference after they attended the 2010 IRHOC at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. “Shortly after we returned, Crystle and I started exploring the option of hosting the annual conference here at ISU,” Mitchell said. “Then last year at Purdue University, Crystle and I, along with our awesome conference staff, bid for the conference and got it.” The conference holds different activities throughout the course of the weekend. “The conference has five parts: opening ceremonies, which include roll call, a conference staff introduction and a keynote speaker,” Mitchell said. “The conference also has programming sessions, entertainment, a banquet and a dance.”
Anyone can fill out an application on OrgSync. Ultimately, the Hoosier Communication Coordinators are the ones in the delegate picking process. “ISU will have four residential assistants attending the conference as part of ISU’s delegation,” Hall said. “This conference is a great opportunity for them to attend and get program ideas that are presented on college campuses across the state, as well as other student leaders.” Looking towards the future, there is a chance that Indiana State University could have similar opportunities in the future. “There is a bidding process that takes place each year,” Hall said. “Since ISU is hosting this year, there is a possibility that we could bid again in the near future and host again.”
ISU coach to partake in mixed martial arts event
Dave McManus is the strength and conditioning coach for ISU football and will be one of the fighters participating in a Live Mixed Martial Arts event Saturday evening (Photo by Kyle Seeley).
Indiana Cage Fighting “Redemption” is coming to town tomorrow with a familiar Indiana State University face entering the ring. Strength and conditioning coach for ISU football, Dave McManus, will be one of the fighters for the night. McManus, along with the other participants, have all met state and international criteria to be cage fighters. Other participants include guest celebrities Geoff Meed, Wes Sims and Mark Coleman. Those attending will be given the opportunity to meet Meed, a former powerlifting champion and a Kempo stylist. Meed was recently casted for “Fast and Furious 5.” Autograph books and cameras are permitted. The day before the event, the public is invited to attend the pre-fight weigh-in where donations will be accepted towards Ryves Youth Center. Live Mixed Martial Arts will begin on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Indiana National Guard Armory at 3614 Maple Ave. All ages are welcome. Tickets are available by contacting Theresa Ortega at 812-232-6555. Unsold tickets will be available at the door, which opens at 6 p.m. A DJ party will be taking place at Tippecanoe Place after the fight. Cover charge is free for those who keep their Mixed Martial Arts ticket. Partakers must be 21 or over.
Friday, February 17, 2012 • Page 9
Page 10 • Friday, February 17, 2012
ISU bids farewell to “red hot” employee, 31 years of service
Framed t-shirts have been signed by participants of ISU sports teams that have broken records are posted in the Lincoln Quadrangle Dining Hall. James Ethridge, an employee of Indiana State University Dining Services for the past 31 years, hopes for the tradition to continue after his departure (Photo by Kyle Seeley).
Jessica Neff Reporter
With 31 years of Indiana State University experience under his belt, Dining Services employee James Ethridge says good bye to students and faculty. A farewell retirement party was hosted in Lincoln Quadrangle Dining Hall for Ethridge. Family members and co-workers attended the send-off on Wednesday, and Ethridge was the center of attention as others took pictures of and with him and recorded videos while he made his way around the dining hall, speaking with the attendants before his departure. “Teamwork is the reason we got as far as we got, and they will continue to go,” Ethridge said. “Our main priority is to take care of the customer.” When students eat in the Lincoln Quadrangle Dining Hall, they may notice the far wall by the windows in which framed t-shirts and the decal, “ISU Sports,” hangs. These t-shirts have been signed by participants of sports teams that have broken records. “The wall is what I call giving back to the
university,” Ethridge said. “You have to break a record, not just anyone can make it on the wall. I hope someone will continue this after I’m gone.” Ethridge has become known as “Red Hot” by his co-workers and students alike. “They call me ‘Red Hot’ because I would yell the phrase when the food was ready, and I was always on point,” Ethridge said. “He will be missed, but we wish him luck,” said Lincoln Quadrangle “On the Run” associate, Janie Meneely. Bob White, another Lincoln Quadrangle Dining Hall associate, has worked with Ethridge for all 31 years of his career. “We are best friends,” White said. Other coworkers joked that both White and Ethridge are reminiscent of 1993’s “Grumpy Old Men” movie stars, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. “[Ethridge is] a hoot. He always comes up with stories of his time here,” said Lincoln Quadrangle Dining Hall staff member, Suzie Lamb. “I have worked side-by-side with him while he is in the deli and I am in the bakery.” Ethridge’s last night on the job was back on the grill where most students remember him being for years before he moved to the deli area.
“I would like to thank the college and all my coworkers for the time here.” James Ethridge, retiring ISU Dining Services employee
Dodging balls for a cause: Alpha Phi hosts dodge ball tournament in hopes of raising money for women’s heart research
Whitney Neukam Reporter
Indiana State University’s North Gym in the Arena will be taken over by Greeks and non-Greeks alike as they compete to win a trophy, said freshman nursing major and director of philanthropy Molly Smoot. The Alpha Phi sorority is going to kick off their first annual dodge ball tournament philanthropy event on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Entry forms were given out to the fraternities and sororities at ISU and RoseHulman Institute of Technology. Teams will consist of between six and ten members, and each team had an entry fee of $20. “The dodge ball tournament will include both a guys’ and girls’ bracket,” said sophomore speech pathology major and Vice President of Marketing Annah Dalenbeg. “During the event, Alpha Phi will be raffling off three gift baskets and
Friday, February 17, 2012 • Page 11
Briefs ISU to host Jazzfest Saturday Indiana State University will host a day of jazz Saturday with performances by middle and high school jazz bands during the day and an evening performance by a quartet of well-known guest artists. Jazzfest will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as groups take the stage in University Hall Theater. Bands and combos from throughout the region are scheduled to perform in front of judges, who will offer assistance in becoming a better musician. The ISU jazz ensemble will perform at noon. An evening concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m., features a jazz quartet of guest artists– trumpeter Pat Harbison, pianist Steve Allee, bassist Joe Deal and drummer Herlin Riley.
selling drinks and Wendy’s Chili.” Alpha Phi is hosting the event to raise money for their philanthropy, Women’s Cardiac Care, which they have supported since they were established in 1872. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and the members of Alpha Phi have shown their solidarity against the disease by giving out red ribbons. They also sold chocolate suckers and red, heart-shaped paper valentines in the Hulman Memorial Student Union on Tuesday and Wednesday. All proceeds will be donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of women’s heart health research. “We hope to raise $1,000 for the cause,” said freshman fashion design and marketing major and director of alumni relations Kate Ash. Alpha Phi encourages students who did not form a dodge ball team to come out and support their fellow Sycamores.
This river with a short name is the longest river in Italy, flowing 640 km (400 miles) from Torino towards Venice. What is this river?? Answer: THE PO RIVER
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world , she walks into mine."
-Hum phre y Boga rt portr ayed by Rick Blain e in “Cas ablan ca”
If you are a velophile, what is it that you love?
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. dailysudoku.com
IN IN IN IN
Page 12•Friday ,February 17, 2012
Sports and social media: should I ‘Like’?
News Nick Hedrick, News Chris Sweeney Nick Hedrick, 812-237-4102 News Chris Sweeney ISU-statesmannews@ News 812-237-4102 News Nick Hedrick, mail.indstate.edu ISU-statesmannews@ Chris Sweeney Nick Hedrick, Nick Hedrick, News Sports mail.indstate.edu 812-237-4102 Chris Sweeney Chris Sweeney
Ernest Rollins Nick Hedrick, ISU-statesmannews@ 812-237-4102 812-237-4102 mail.indstate.edu Chris Sweeney ISU-statesmannews@ ISU-statesmannews@ (812) 237-3036 mail.indstate.edu 812-237-4102 mail.indstate.edu ISU-statesmansports@ ISU-statesmannews@ mail.indstate.edu mail.indstate.edu
Upcoming Events (Graphic by Jamie Nichols).
Men’s Basketball Saturday at Indianapolis, Ind. 2:07 p.m. vs. Butler University
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
Victoria Pachauer Reporter
When it comes to athletics there are rules that athletes must abide by when it comes to social networks, and Indiana State University enforces these rules as well. In a USA Today article a high school player’s twitter feed was blown up by fans of the University of Oregon just seconds after he signed his letter of intent to play football for the Ducks. The incident promoted an investigation of how social networks provide ease of accessibility to student athletes. Joel McMullen, assistant athletics director, said recruiters are prohibited from contact a prospective athlete who they are thinking about recruiting until July 1st of their senior year, especially via social networks. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s website boosters are identified as anyone who are “representatives of the institution’s athletic interests”. This includes but is not limited to providingn donations, arranging for hiring of student-athletes and being a member of an organization promoting university athletics. McMullen said that in addition to the restrictions on boosters contacting student athletes, the athletes themselves have responsibilities when it comes to social networking sites. McMullen said that student
athletes are “ambassadors of the University” and are held to a higher standard than other students. They are to show respect for their school and must be careful about what they decide to post on their social network, whether it be Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. McMullen added that coaches tell athletes not to put anything on their sites that they would not want their mothers to see and that they must be careful, especially if there is a desire to ever be a professional athlete. Coaches are able to monitor the sites of their athletes. Angela Martin, head women’s track and field coach, said that there are no specific rules on coaches following or befriending student-athletes. “I do not follow any of our team on Twitter, but I encourage them to follow me for things that they might need to know,” Martin said. McMullen also mentioned that it is not permitted by student athletes to promote any type of business, because it is a violation. It is also strictly forbidden to post about any injuries. Posts about injuries can be accessed by other teams and taken advantage of, as far as their game plans go. Also, if an athlete has a chance of being drafted, it is not good to have the information about past injuries out there, for it may cause recruiters to doubt the player’s abilities. Even injuries of fellow team member are forbidden, for those same purposes and it is a violation of privacy.
Martin said that she warns her student-athletes about what they post online whether it be comments or pictures. “I caution them on who they befriend, what types of comments they put, and posting of inappropriate pictures,” Martin said. “I think it most important for them to know that you never know who is watching and as a student athlete you always represent your school. The scary thing about it is that what you put on the Internet is always out there somewhere” McMullen added that while student athletes are prohibited from tweeting and making statuses about specific topics, McMullen said that in this day in age, everything as far as social networks seem to be changing so rapidly that the rules regarding them might look a little bit different next year.
“The scary thing about it is that what you put on the Internet is always out there somewhere.” Angie Martin, ISU women’s track and field head coach
Friday,February 17, 2012 • Page 13
ISU women’s golf swings into action this weekend Jaylyn Brown and Thomas Beeler Reporters
The Indiana State Women’s Golf Team is gearing up for their upcoming 2012 spring season. The season kicks off Sunday February 19 through 20 with the team traveling to Birmingham, Ala. for the Ann Rhodes Invitational. The team has grown in many ways and understands “the importance of the training and how it works and are able to connect the dots from practice to competition” ISU women’s golf head coach Greg Towne said. Towne said some notable players are team captain Christina Beyerl, Amanda Smith, McCall Christopher, Emily Dixon, and Reece Feducia. Beyerl, a junior psychology major, was out last tournament in the fall, but is back with a significantly improved swing and putting motion. Smith, a freshman, is going to be the only freshman playing in the first tournament. She set a freshman scoring record last year and is expected to improve this spring. Christopher, a sophomore athletic training major, looks to carry the momentum from the last tournament where she finished in a tie for
first and beat her 54 hole scoring record by 19 shots. Dixon, a junior athletic training major, continues to be the most impressive at practice and should have a breakout spring after posting a top ten at the MSU finale last fall. Feducia, a junior sports management major, looks to get some National rave reviews after becoming the highest Sycamore finisher ever at last year’s Missouri Valley Conference tournament. “We practice in the south gym everyday working on our swing technique. We don’t focus on results but more on technique,” Christopher said. “We try to practicing outside when the weather is better but usually the course is closed due to the winter season.” This year over half of the team are freshmen and this definitely plays a role in the team dynamic. Christopher said that the freshmen out weigh the rest of the team. They create an upbeat feeling and practices are more competitive, because everyone is fighting for their spot. The MVC tournament has been held in Terre Haute. There is much excitement and Towne believes that the Terre Haute Country Club could not have been a better choice. “I’m really excited about conference being held here because we have a leg up on the
competition,” Christopher said. “We can sleep in our own beds and have more time to know the course by establishing pin placements and hole distances for two months while other teams have only two days.” This tournament will have an economic impact on the town because all 10 teams from the conference will be here along with friends, family and support staff. Also, this would be a great opportunity for ISU students, as well as the community, to support and watch how skilled Women’s collegiate golf can be. “Our team hits it harder than anyone in the conference and it is truly a pleasure to watch them play” Towne said. The MVC championships will be held here in Terre Haute April 22 through 24 at the Terre Haute Country Club.
“It is truly a pleasure to watch them play.” Greg Towne, ISU women’s golf head coach
The Indiana State University women’s golf team (Photo courtesy of ISU Communicatins and Marketing).
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.
Page 14•Friday ,February 17, 2012
Briefs Eight Sycamores are in the national rankings for ISU Track and Field With the 2012 Indoor Missouri Valley Conference one week away, Sycamores on both the men’s and women’s side continue to excel nationally. On the women’s side defending women’s weight throw national champion, junior thrower Felisha Johnson, leads ISU on the national stage. Johnson is currently ranked in two events, the women’s weight (second) and women’s shot put (tenth). Accompanying Johnson is senior pole vaulter Nicole Hope. Hope currently ranks 19th in the nation. Teammate, junior pole vaulter Richelle Kimble, sits at 26th. In addition, junior Mary Theisen, joins Johnson in women’ shot at 26th.
On the men’s side Major Clay leads the men currently ranked fourth in the nation. Clay is accompanied by sophomore hurdler Greggmar Swith in the 60 meter hurdles. Swift is curently 12th. Teammate, junior thrower Brandon Pounds is ranked 15th in the nation and senior triple jumper Ernest Rollins is ranked 21st. Next up for the Sycamores is the Eastern Illniios University Friday Night Special. This is the final tune-up meet before the team heads to Cedar Falls, Iowa to compete in the 2012 MVC Indoor Championships. The women are looking for a confernce win while the men are defending their title after winning the team’s first indoor conference meet last year.
Men and Women’s Cross Country Named USTFCCCA All- Academic Teams The 2011 Indiana State men’s and women’s cross country team were named a 2011 Division I All-Academic Team. The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honored the women’s cross country team for the seventh consecutive year and 17th time in 18 years. On the men’s side this is the third consecutive year and the the
14th time the team was honored. The award is given based on both academic and athletic excellence. The women’s cross country team finished with a team grade point average of 3.39. The men’s cross country team had a team grade point average of 3.25.
Men’s basketball to play against Butler University Saturday The Indiana State men’s basketball team travels to Indianapolis, Ind. to face the Butler University Bulldogs. The Sycamores enter the competiion with an overall record of 16-11, 7-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bulldogs enter the competition with an overall record of 16-12, 10-6 in the Horizon League Conference. In the history of the ISU program the team has played against
the Bulldogs over 100 times. Butler leads 67-55 in the games played. The last time these two teams met on the court was November 2007. The game ended in a loss for the Sycamores, 76-48. The last victory over the Bulldogs came in December 2006. Tip off is scheduled for 2:07 p.m.
Women’s basketball looks to continue recent winning streak on the road The Indiana State women’s basketball team will be on the road this weekend as they face off against two conferenc opponents. The first opponent will be the Drake University Bulldogs on Friday. Tip off is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. With back to back victories at the Hulman Center last weekend over Bradley University and the University of Northern Iowa, the Sycamores enter the competition sixth in the Missouri Valley Conference
(MVC). The Bulldogs enter the competion 6-7 in the MVC. Drake enters the competition after defeating the University of Evansville Sunday. Following this matchup the Sycamores then travel to Omaha, Neb. to take on the Creighton BlueJays Sunday afternoon. Tip off is scheduled for 3:05 p.m.
The Student Recreation Center Pool scheduled to reopen on Friday The Student Recreation Center Pool is scheduled to be re reopening Friday. The pool has been closed for repair for approximately two
weeks. The total cost of the repairs was estimated at $10,000. Students and other patrons were using the pool in the Health and Human Service Arena Pool.
Statesman ADVERTISING INFORMATION To place a classified ad call: (812) 237-3025 or fax us: (812) 237-7629 or stop by the office: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Room 143, HMSU or send us an email: ISU-statesmanclassifieds@ mail.indstate.edu Liner Rates Rates are for the first 20 words. Extra words are 15¢ each. Business Classifieds One liner ad for one issue: $7.00 Business Frequency Discount Same liner ad in three or more consecutive issues: $6.00 per issue ISU Organizations *Fraternities, sororities, student organizations and departments (includes Greek notes): $5.00 per issue Deadlines For Monday Issues: 3 p.m. Thursday For Wednesday issues: 3p.m. Monday For Friday issues: 3 p.m. Wednesday Ad Classifications
Business Opportunities, Career Services, Check-It Out, Child Care, Employment, For Rent, For Sale, Greek Notes, Internships, Jobs Wanted, Lost and Found, Personal, Resumes/Typing, Roommates, Services, Spring Break, Subleases, Tickets, Travel, Tutoring, Vehicles, Wanted to Buy
Be sure to ask about game sponsership ad space!
7, 5, 4, 3, and 2 bedroom houses. Close to campus. W/D, stove, and refrigerator. Plenty of room for grilling out. LSM Investments, LLC. Call Shane (812) 483-2497
Walk to Campus Apartments Units available now! (812) 235 -9395 DON’T REPEAT LAST YEAR! Party house. Four bedroom, two bath. Central air, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, pool table, securiity system. Available May or August. 915 N. 6th St. $275 each bedroom plus deposit. (812) 841-3805
SIGN UP NOW FOR SUMMER/FALL 5 bedroom, 2 bathAvailable NOW or reserve for summer. Available June- 6 bdrm, 2 ½ bath, 2 ½ garage. Close to campus. Large remodeled kitchen open to patio deck. Available July or August- 3 bdrm, 1 bath. All houses with central air, appliances, washer and dryer. (812) 236-4646
Friday, February 17, 2011 • Page 15
FOR RENT VERY NICE
CHECK IT OUT
FOR RENT 1706 Harding Ave. $650 a month + dep. Tenant resp. for util. 3 bed, 1 bath, office room, washer/dryer hookups, 1 car garage, full basement, fenced backyard, no pets, non-smoking. (317) 281-4418
EMPLOYMENT SERVER POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
The Country Club of Terre Haute is now accepting applications for immediate openings with our serving and bussing staff. We are looking for professional individuals who are motivated and enjoy working with people. Experience is appreciated but not necessary. Applications may be picked up TuesdaySaturday 10 am-5pm, at the Country Club, 57 Allendale Terre Haute, IN
The Verve Nightclub hiring Bartenders, Waitress, and Greeter. Must be 21, energetic, self-motivated, responsible and fun! Experience preferred. (812) 239-3078
CHILI FEST & SILENT AUCTION
For further information call (812) 232-0186 United Campus Ministries will hold its annual Chili Fest & Silent Auction on Sunday, February 19, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for United Campus Ministries. A bowl of chili plus toppings, hot dogs, and baked potatoes will be available to eat. The auction offers unique items to purchase. The event will be held at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge, Terre Haute. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children age 10 and under. Desserts are included. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.
NOW RENTING FOR 2012-13
IDEAL HOUSING FOR YOU
AND CLOSE TO ISU *STUDIOS*
*1-9 BEDROOM UNITS*
Close to Downtown On or Near South 6th Street Variety of sizes and prices to fit your budget. Many include some or all utilities. Great Maintenance - Off Street Parking Laundry Facilities Close By - Plus More!
Specializing in renovated grand historic homes and providing charming, well-managed residences for our tenants.
www.sharpflats.com or call 812-877-1146
Page 16•Friday ,February 17, 2012
Coach lives what he preaches withfists Ernest Rollins Sports editor
A steel cage. Two men. Three rounds. One goal. Take him down. Very few can say they have competed in a mixed martial arts fight and even fewer can say they were in a title bout. However, for one Indiana State University graduate and current employee he is the exception and is very familiar to the ring. Director of Strength and Conditioning Dave McMannus competes in amateur mixed martial arts as a member of Indiana Cage Fighting (ICF) and will be contesting for the ICF Heavyweight title Saturday in the Indiana National Guard Armory at 3614 Maple Ave. McMannus said training as a fighter helps add more credibility to his coaching in the weight room at Indiana State. He said it makes a difference to be speaking about the importance of training, eating well and getting sleep to athletes when you are sitting around compared to doing the same thing as your athletes. “I am living what I am preaching,” McMannus said. Assistant director David Debose said that McMannus is one of the few people he knows who can train at such a high level of performance. Influenced by his affection for UFC and the accessibility available to martial arts training at the university through
Associate Dean of Student Services Jason Winkle and ISU faculty instructor Steven Tuttle McMannus took to the ring. “I’ve always liked it, always been interested in it since UFC 1 came out,” McMannus said. “When football finished and everything done I got to a point in my life where I had some time to do some training.” Training for a mixed martial arts competition is a grueling experience and McMannus is guided by coach Winkle. McMannus said leading up to a competition his training schedule consists of two a days for five to six days. A typical week for him includes technique training, grappling practice, bag and mitt work, mile runs, sprint work and circuit training. McMannus said his fighting style is that of a striker with standing and ground grappling elements. “You can call it sprawl and brawl,” McMannus said. McMannus said another element of his training regime is nutrition. As a fighter, he said, it is important that he keep an eye on his weight. He said he had always tried to be a stickler when it comes to nutrition in his regular lifestyle so it wasn’t anything too crazy when he had to watch his weight for the ring. In the mental preparation for an event McMannus said it is much the same for an athlete. He said the key is staying calm and focus with mental techniques such as visualization and strategy to win a matchup. Another element is researching your opponent, McMannus said. In his preparation for his upcoming
Dave McMannus (right) hits mitts with coach Jason Winkle (left) (Photo by Kyle Seeley).
“You can call it sprawl and brawl.” Dave McMannus, Director of Strength and Conditioning title match he said he reviewed videos of his opponent with the intent of formulating a strategy, noting strengths and weaknesses. McMannus’ opponent in the title bout is understood to be the champion. McMannus said that until recently mixed martial arts fighting had not been sanctioned in Indiana and was contested at an underground level. According to the ICF website McMannus has a record of 1-0 but the fight on Saturday is really his fourth fight. His opponent is listed as 0-0 but in reality it will be his 11th match. Now that it is sanctioned he said the sport is not only safer, but may encourage more to the sport. The fact that his opponent can be viewed as more experienced does not phase McMannus. He said that entering the ring records are erased and it is just you and your opponent. Anything can happen in the ring.