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Students party for alcohol awareness. Page 16

ISU faculty and guest speakers note trends in student attendance at departmental lectures. Page 9 Students of RCSM 264 plan run to benefit local charity. Page 13

Monday, February 27, 2012 Indiana State University Volume 119 Issue 60

Phi Kappa Psi holds contest amidst concerns

ISU names new welcome center after previous president.

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Women’s Basketball wins one and loses one in the Hulman Center leaving two games in conference play. Page 14

Questions arise over legality of the fraternity’s eating contest due to State of Indiana statutes against gambling. Fraternity members argue the contest was a game of skill rather than chance. Winnings have been suspended until a conclusion is made. Page 8

Statesman Editorial: Girl Scouts or Opposing viewpoints: Aurora Dreyling Feminist Fire Squad? and Steven Flowers talk prisoner rights


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ISU’s new Welcome Center renamed


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Construction workers paint walls while working on the inside of the new Welcome Center (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Martketing).

Lacey Brinegar Reporter

What was once known as the Family and Consumer Sciences Building will soon be renamed the John W. Moore Welcome Center. Moore served as ISU’s ninth president. “The campus has a long tradition of naming buildings after successful presidents,” said President Daniel J. Bradley. Achievements of Moore are plentiful. As president he was able to begin the Student Academic Services Center as well as the

President’s Scholar program and the division of Enrollment Services. Much more progress was made to ISU, including partnerships with other colleges to further services available to students, the development of the Student Computing Complex, among several other buildings and seeking private donations for ISU, Bradley said. “He did a lot in terms of focusing on students, and was so interested in student success,” Bradley said. Special assistant to the president, Teresa Exline attended ISU during Moore’s presidency where she remembers him

being down to earth, approachable and unassuming. “He helped move us in very good directions,” Exline said. Currently, the Welcome Center is housed in Erickson Hall, previously a resident hall. Before that, Gillum and Tirey Halls housed the center. “The Welcome Center is intended as the front door to the university, so having a prominent location near the core of campus is vital to its mission,” said John Beacon, vice president of enrollment management, marketing and communications.

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Continued From page 2 The building has been entirely stripped, and everything is brand new. Families visiting for the day will have reserved parking spots in a lot that is being constructed off Fifth Street. There will be 14 parking spots that have electronic signs greeting the individual families who will be visiting on that particular day, Beacon said. “The heart of the Welcome Center is the ‘living room’ which is the large open space one first enters through the front doors on the north side of the building,” Beacon said. Visitors will be greeted by a host upon entering the building. The main room will be spacious with low, comfortable clusters of seats, stone walls and welcoming lighting. Glass screens are being designed that will display digital images that change and show a variety of features that make up ISU. The building comes with a courtyard that will have paths to wander and plant life to observe, Beacon said. A theater that holds 50 people will be adjacent to the main room, and it will be used to orient the visitors: a speaker

will introduce the audience to the events of the day, and an upbeat video will be shown to get the viewers excited about ISU, Beacon said. Bordering the other side of the central room are several offices for specific aspects of college that prospective students may seek additional information about those certain aspects. “A veterans’ representative is officed in the Welcome Center, as is our director of

“[Moore] showed concern for students, first and foremost and created a conducive atmosphere.” Teresa Exline, Special Assistant to the President

The Upward Bound Program is now accepting applications for Life Skills Advocates for the Summer Academy

June 10 through July 20, 2012

(Tentative LSA training dates will be June 5 through June 8)

Requirements: • Completed at least 6 semesters of college •Minimum 2.75 GPA •Clean criminal history background check •Valid driver’s license and clean driving history •Must be sensitive to needs and interests of disadvantaged students •Must NOT be enrolled in Summer I or Summer II classes


$2,500 plus free room and board To Apply, visit the “Employment Opportunities” section on the ISU Human Resources website. For more information about Upward Bound, check out

Application deadline: March 1, 2012 Interviews will be held March 12-23

merit scholarships and a financial aid officer also is housed in the complex,” Beacon said. Private rooms are available for families to speak in as is a conference room for groups. A call center combined with new students programs and testing are also present in the building, along with computers for students to apply for admission if they have not and are interested in doing so. Lastly, the second floor is where the processing of applications will take place, Beacon said. The construction is expected to be completed in the middle of May, and the Center will be functioning through the summer, which will serve as a trial run to make any necessary adjustments. Dedication of the building will occur the first week that classes begin in the fall, Beacon said. John W. Moore, ISU’s ninth president “[Moore] showed concern for (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications students, first and foremost and and Marketing). created a conducive atmosphere,” Exline said.

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Crimes and Consequences Police Blotter

Man arrested on warrant, trespassing at library Chris Sweeney News Editor

Indiana State University police officers arrested a man on Tuesday for an outstanding warrant and trespassing. Mark A. Moore, 24, was arrested at Cunningham Memorial Library after officers intially responded to a fight call. According to an Indiana State University police report, a student at the coffee shop advised officers that three people who were involved in the alleged incident walked out, saying they were going to get their stuff and leave, as the fourth suspect fled eastbound on foot. After officers identified a female individual matching a description, she stated that another male approached

them and started yelling at them about another altercation that took place at an ealier date. According to the report, when officers asked the individuals why they were at the library, they stated they did not have anywhere else to go because they were homeless. A records check was conucted on all of the individuals involved, which notified officers of an outstanding warrant on Moore for theft out of Vigo county, according to the report. Moore had also previously been banned from all ISU property in 2010. Moore was arrested for trespassing and the outstanding warrant and booked in the Vigo County Jail.

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Feb. 21 At 7:00 a.m., a found item was returned to the owner at the Public Safety Department. At 8:07 a.m., harassment and threats were reported at Holmstedt Hall. At 12:54 p.m., an ill person was reported at Stalker Hall. At 4:12 p.m., a suspect was cited for never being licensed off campus. At 5:03 p.m., a well being check was conducted at Burford Hall. At 6:48 p.m., a suspect was arrested on a warrant and trespassing at Cunningham

Memorial Library. At 9:33 p.m., a found item was returned to the owner at Lot 10.

Feb. 22

At 8:06 a.m., a vehicle crash causing property damage was reported at Lot A. At 9:58 a.m., an ill person was reported at the Arena. At 4:12 p.m., harrasment was reported on campus. At 10:06 p.m., a fire alarm was reported at Hines Hall.

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was reported at 600 Block. Tippecanoe Street. At 6:31 p.m., theft was reported at the Student Recreation Center. At 8:43 p.m., harassment was reported at Blumberg Hall.

Feb. 24 At 10:08 a.m., a suspect was arrested for never being licensed and leaving the scene of a property damage accident at 600 Blk. North Sixth Street.

At 4:40 p.m., a vehicle crash with property damage



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• Candidates meeting for SGA executive positions and senate members Monday February 27 at 3:00 pm in Dede II and Tuesday February 28 at 8:00 pm in Dede I • Nominee debate/informational session for SGA President & Vice President elections March 15 6-8 pm in Dede III

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Resignation causes shift in personnel Terressa Robinson Reporter

Vice President John Beacon announced personnel changes to the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications following the resignation of former director of Financial Aid Kim Donat. Crystal Baker, the former associate director of Financial Aid will serve as interim director of Financial Aid. Former Director of Admissions Richard Toomey will become the assistant vice president of Enrollment Management and Melissa Hughes, the former director of Outreach and Distance Services, will assume the position of director of Recruitment and Admissions. The goal of these initial changes is to fuse the two offices together to make a stronger, united

front. “Many campuses have two offices and don’t communicate,” Beacon said. “They don’t talk and share ideas.” With the new directors in place, ideas have already been talked about on how the admissions office can move forward. “I’m really excited with the new direction of the office,” Baker said. “We’re updating the website, speeding up the packaging process and applying of financial aid and we’re on Facebook.” Although Crystal Baker is serving as interim director of Financial Aid, the office will still run a search for a permanent director. As Toomey moves forward in his new position, he is confident that Hughes will serve well as director of Recruitment/ Admissions.

“[When I was director], she was my right hand,” Toomey said. “It was a natural choice for her to take the position.” Toomey believes that streamlining operations and evaluating student benefits is the key. “Our goal is to address the concerns in a timely and appropriate manner,” Toomey said. The Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications recently completed a performance audit with no write-ups or incidents. “Everything was smooth sailing,” Beacon said. “Our goal in 5 years is to be the best financial aid department in the state.” Toomey and Baker have the same hope, saying, “We’re just excited to move into the future. We’re getting better and better.”

John Beacon, vice president for enrollment management, marketing and communications (Photo courtesy of ISU Communication and Marketing).

Richard Toomey, assistant vice president of enrollment management (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).


Sycamore Safety Tip of the Week

ISU professor loses life to cancer Indiana State University mathematics and computer science professor James Ball died after a fight with cancer Feb. 19 at 2 a.m. While Ball was fighting cancer he returned to teach at ISU but was changed by his illness, said system administrator for the office of information technology Matthew Jenkins. Ball fought the cancer with regular chemotherapy treatments following a surgery removing a tumor from his brain. “During the last conversation I had with him he mentioned that the doctors told

him that they did not think the chemo was effective any longer, and that he was simply just getting so tired,” Jenkins said. “I was saddened when I heard of his death.”

Workplace violence is the second leading cause of on-the-job death. Make sure you know the warning signs.

A person may: * Change his/her behavior, display anxiety, irritability or depression * Be incapable of accepting criticism and hold grudges * Exhibit paranoia If there is a threat of violence in your workplace, call Public Safety at 812-237-5555 (Sycamore Safety Tip of the Week courtesy of ISU Public Safety.)


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Statesman editorial

Feminist fetus scouts of America? Indiana legislator Bob Morris earns his dunce badge

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(Illustration by Jamie Nichols.) Move over, Al-Quada—there’s a new terrorist organization pitpattering across American soil. They’re going door-to-door, poisoning unsuspecting consumers with their boxes of Thin Mint Bra Burning and Tagalong to Soviet Russia treats. They’re the Girl Scouts and they’re after your unborn fetuses, sexuality and freedom. Indiana can rest easy, however, because Republican Rep. Bob Morris of Fort Wayne is on the front lines of defense, armed with good ol’ fashioned ignorance. He spoke out against the organization during their 100th anniversary last week, stating that the Girl Scouts were “quickly becoming a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” and have been “subverted in the name of liberal progressive politics and the destruction of traditional American family values” by supporting “feminists, lesbians or Communists.” Oh, and those fundraising pint-sized rebels are “radically proabortion” too. Realizing that his comments might send the Girl Scouts into a babyslaughtering frenzy, he retracted his criticism (kind of) by providing a touching apology to the Journal Gazette. Morris said he shouldn’t have “painted the entire Girl Scouts organization with such a wide brush,” but that his conscience wouldn’t allow him to stand by a group that “partners with Planned Parenthood—[the state’s] leading abortion provider.” Morris probably visited the Girl Scouts website, www.girlscouts. Daniel J. Bradley ISU President Parsons Hall 208 Terre Haute, IN 47809 (812) 237-4000

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org, and saw right through their mission—“[to build] girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.” It may sound similar to the American Heritage Girls’ ultimate goal—“Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country”—but because God isn’t an honorary Girl Scout, the organization must really be building baby murderers of homosexuality, dictatorship and terror, who make the world a sinful place. It’s a good thing Morris’ daughters went with the American Heritage Girls instead. Even though the Girl Scouts don’t have a formal relationship with Planned Parenthood, who’s to say members aren’t working the examining rooms of the abortion clinics or selling packets of birth control for profit? Although most members are under the age of 12, aren’t interested in having children (let alone terminating/preventing pregnancies) and couldn’t explain what liberalism is, those are just minor details Morris overlooked. Indiana should be proud to have a legislator like Morris. When it comes to the pressing issues our country faces, Morris puts his religious beliefs completely aside, conducts thorough research and tackles those sash-wearing fetus bandits destroying our nation…one box of sweet truth at a time.

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

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Opposing viewpoints: writers debate prison rights, purpose of correction facilities Our prison system has a lot of issues. Many who leave the prison system find themselves unable to assimilate into society again, and end up right back in the system. This does nothing to lower the crime rate if the same people keep committing them, especially when they feel they have few other options. Theoretically, our country rests upon the value of second chances. People have immigrated here for years upon years, hoping for a second chance at life and happiness. In regards to those who have been convicted of a crime and served a sentence in prison, the solution to their struggle to become upstanding citizens is a complicated one. Much of this debate rests on the question of the purpose of prison. Should it serve to rehabilitate Aurora or punish criminals? Advocates of punishment would say that prisons Dreyling should house and feed prisoners, and that’s it. They serve their time repay their debt to society, and then they can return to the world The Pink and and make whatever they want of themselves. However, this mindset is because returning to the real world is difficult if you can’t find Elephant flawed a job. And many who serve their time in prison are forever branded and struggle to do just that, never mind become an accepted and valued member of society. This provides little incentive for them to change their ways. At the other end of the spectrum, there are advocates that say prison should be treated as a rehabilitation system. Being incarcerated provides a good opportunity for people to reevaluate how they have been living their life and change it. However, programs that help assimilate them into society are necessary to facilitate that, and teaching them to be a productive member of society should start before they leave the prison system. Some would even advocate that prisoners should be given the right to vote, because they are a forgotten population. This mindset also fails to address the whole of the problem. Anyone who has broken the law has also broken the social contract that they have with the rest of society. If you cannot abide by the rules of a

society, you cannot expect to still benefit from the rewards of living in that society. Citizens are expected to uphold the law, and failure to do so should be seen as forfeiting the benefits previously enjoyed. Now, does this mean that prisoners should have no rights? Of course not. They are still human beings and deserve to be treated with dignity. But the ability to participate in the political system is forfeited until they take responsibility for their actions and pay the consequences. After they have been released, there is no reason they should not enjoy the full benefits of citizenry. Until that time, however, they should not be able to vote. So if a system centered on punishment or rehabilitation is insufficient, what is the solution? As with most issues, a middle ground must be sought. Prison should serve two purposes: punishment as well as rehabilitation. Yes, you have committed a crime and ought to serve a punishment for it. But this is also the land of second chances. Going to prison should offer the ability to change the way you live your life and give you a new set of skills to do that. There are many ways to do this. One I find intriguing would be to base parole on something more tangible than simply “good behavior.” For example, prisoners could be given the option (not forced) to work with a company that partners with the prison to earn parole. Their wages would then go towards prison costs, child support payments, and a small savings account so they could get back on their feet upon their release. Or perhaps they could work actually in the prison as maintenance staff or cooking to reduce the costs of the prison. Any prisoner who did not wish to participate in the program would simply serve their full sentence like normal. Clearly there are many details that would have to be resolved, and prison reform has no easy, simple answer. But between strict punishment and offering voting rights to prisoners, there has to be a middle ground that can allow former prisoners to be productive members of society while still recognizing that prison is a punishment, not a free ride.

American corrections are in place to remove the criminal from the community, aid them in reflection and comprehension of their wrongdoing, and then correct the criminal’s behavior so that they may be a positive contributing member of society. Despite varying failures and successes, the American corrections system comes complete with clear institutional flaws that compromise its purpose. One of the greatest injustices present in the criminal justice system is the overwhelmingly strong divide between citizen and inmate. Prison wardens should have the goal of spreading civic engagement and building future community organizers out of the inmates in their facility. Steven One of the fundamental perquisites of citizenship is the right to participate in electing one’s representatives. Prisoners can hardly Flowers be expected to understand citizenship if their fundamental right Liberal to vote is stripped. They merely become forgotten members of a and Justice population who, after breaking the “social contract,” are removed from society. Yet once released, they are expected to participate fully

in the community and make societal contributions. Current events and issues should be topics among common discussion within the prisons to aid in understanding the ever changing culture beyond the prison walls. This too will ease the culture shock typically experienced once released and could reduce recidivism, the term used for those released that reoffend and return to prison. Political involvement and discussion of the issues with inmates while in prison will likely help to develop them into an engaged citizen once reintroduced into their home community. The injustice continues in certain areas when some state’s restrictions on voting are significantly harsher than other states. Some states have no restrictions on a felon’s vote, while others remove the right for life. Another thing to consider; how is restricting a prisoner’s right to vote reducing the crime rate, preventing recidivism, or changing behavior deemed poor by society? Other than to further lessen dignity, oppress, and violate human rights of a population, disenfranchisement of prisoners seems to be counterproductive. A disenfranchised citizen is furthest from the civic engaged and is ignored by elected leaders. Is society not breaking its own contract with democracy when disenfranchising a population of citizens?

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Students chow down for charity, gambling concerns arise

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Upcoming Events Andrew Moore exhibition Monday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. University art gallery

Evening of jazz

Monday 7–9 p.m. African American Cultural Center

String recital Tuesday 11 a.m. Recital hall

Faculty string quartet Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Recital hall

A hot dog eating contest was hosted by Phi Kappa Psi in the Sycamore Lounge. $500 was raised and will be going towards the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Sophomore sports management major Mike Reedy won by successfully eating three hot dogs in 36 seconds (Photo by Jamie Nichols).

Jessica Neff Reporter

Students hungry for prize money were timed as they chowed down on three hot dogs for Phi Kappa Psi’s philanthropy event, benefiting the destroyed Boys’ and Girls’ Club of West Alabama. Members of the fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, invited people in the Sycamore Lounge on Friday to eat three hot dogs as quickly as they can to win $500. “Sodexo provided the food and beverages,” said sophomore sports management major Jeremy Harper. “It was five dollars for three hot dogs, their buns, unlimited water and, if desired, condiments for the competition. Participants may try up to three times during the day, paying five dollars each time.” Cash or credit cards were accepted for the event. People were dropping by and donating one dollar for a hot dog but were not participating in the contest. As participation in the contest ebbed and flowed, the members of the fraternity ran into some issues regarding the prize money they were going to award to the fastest time. “The [Indiana State University] Student

Code of Conduct has a clause that states gaming, gambling and games of chance are forbidden. The State of Indiana Code outlines the permission,” said associate dean of student engagement and leadership development Brooks Moore. “The institution has responsibilities to make sure student organizations are in compliance with state law.” Members of the fraternity did not have a gambling license and were told during the event by Andrea ORourke, events specialist for conference and workshops, that they needed one in order to give out a cash prize. They were subsequently informed that ISU’s policy does not allow gambling on campus. “We are in the process of deciding if we need to change the prize since the money is out,” Harper said. Members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity are currently talking with administration about how they are to award the prize money. “ORourke, talked to us about a potential gambling issue with the contest, but the contest was based on skill and not chance, so we assumed everything was good to go,” said President of Phi Kappa Psi Derek Pollard. “We will be 100 percent cooperative with

what administration wants us to do; we are just waiting on what they decide. Once they give us the OK we will award the winner.” Members of Hulman Memorial Student Union staff were unavailable to comment on the awarding of the prize money to the winner of the contest. After a couple of tries, sophomore sports management major Mike Reedy won the competition with a time of 36 seconds. It was his first time in an eating competition. “We know Mike wants his prize money. We raised hundreds of dollars for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club,” Pollard said. “The competition is for charity. I like the Boys and Girls Club and I want that $500,” Reedy said.

“We will be 100 percent cooperative with what administration wants us to do.” Derek Pollard, Phi Kappa Psi president

Student attendance at university lectures raises concern Aaron Abel

Assistant features editor

Two lone students sat quietly amidst twenty faculty members Thursday afternoon, feigning smiles in response to the obscure literature jokes made by guest speaker Gary Scharnhorst. The Root Hall room was half-full, raising concerns with both attending professors as well as the invited speaker. “Normally more students show up to these,” Scharnhorst said. Scharnhorst is the first of four speakers in the Schick lecture series this spring semester to grace Indiana State University with novel and innovative research in language, literature and lexicography. “Sharnhorst is the author and editor of 37 books, with two in the works,” Byerman said before turning the floor over to a white, wiry-haired man. Scharnhorst, a distinguished literary scholar and professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico, focused his talk on the effects of literature on culture and society. While Scharnhorst’s talk cited specific and arguably obscure texts, the central message wasn’t lost. “The lecture is pitched to a general literate audience,” Scharnhorst said. “It doesn’t require any specific knowledge to understand.” Despite his lecture’s general appeal, Scharnhorst couldn’t help but notice the demographic of his audience. College of arts and sciences Dean John Murray sympathizes with Scharnhorst’s concern. “I often feel disappointed when attendance at these kinds of events is low,” Murray said. The university is one of the few places in the world where we can have this kind of exchange of ideas, Murray said.

“One of the wonderful things about attending a university is the opportunity to attend concerts, lectures and art openings by scholars who are experts in their fields,” he said. Professor of English Jake Jakaitis also hopes to see an increase in student attendance at university lectures. “English majors who are serious about the study of literature would benefit from attending the Schick lectures,” Jakaitis said. Not only do these lectures introduce the audience to current scholarship in the respective field of study, but they also provide the opportunity to speak with the visiting scholar during the after lecture reception, Jakaitis said. Attendance isn’t always low, however, Murray points out. “It depends on the lecturer, the topic, the time of day, how much it’s publicized and a host of other issues,” Murray said. On Friday the Department of Math and Computer Science hosted a colloquium featuring Dr. Geoffrey Exoo. “The room was packed,” Murray said. “There wasn’t a seat to be had.” Murray doesn’t believe that the speaker’s popularity plays much of a role in determining student attendance at these events. “I think that students are interested in these kinds of things, but they need to be told about the events and encouraged to attend,” Murray said. Murray does believe, however, that action could be taken to solve this problem of awareness. “I think that there is a role the Student Government Association could play in this issue,” Murray said. “They are, after all, the student leaders of the campus.”

“I think that there is a role the Student Government Association could play in this issue. They are, after all, the student leaders of the campus.” John Murray, college of arts and sciences dean

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Library recognizes published works of faculty and students Jessica Neff Reporter

Faculty, staff and students were honored for their contributions at the 27th annual Authors and Artists reception. Various medians of authorship and artistic work such as books, plays, essays and paintings were recognized, said Dean of Library Services Alberta Comer. “It is an honor for the library to do this,” Comer said. “It is the one venue where we celebrate the recognition of the participants together.” Works were presented on a table near the entrance of the Events Area at Cunningham Memorial Library last Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Bakerman Research Award winners were also recognized at the reception. The Bakerman Award is a commemoration to acknowledge the writing and research work of students, Comer said. There was a $1,500 prize given to the graduate student, a $1,000 prize given to the undergraduate student, and $250 goes to the professors that nominated the winning students. The selected research papers are permanently entered into the library’s collection. “We bind the paper and give a copy to the students, and we put an electronic copy into the repository, Sycamore Scholars, for the school,” Comer said. Undergraduate Bakerman award winner Kendra Mang’s research paper focused on the relationship between adolescents and their cell phones. “As a future teacher, I wanted to do something that related to teenagers. Cell phones have been deeply integrated into the lives of adolescents and I wanted to further examine how this affected

their daily lives,” Mang said. “My paper analyzed how cell phones affect teenager’s independence from their parents.” Mang looked at existing literature on the topic and then created her own survey to further explore the connection between cell phones and independence. Applied health sciences professor and the nominator for the undergraduate winner of the Bakerman Research Award, Tina Kruger, helped Mang synthesize her thesis. “She had developed the question, and I helped to refine it,” Kruger said. Mang was really surprised that she received the recognition, “as I understand that it is a highly competitive award,” Mang said. “She developed the experiment, the survey, everything. I’m really happy that she got the award and the money will be a help with school and the recognition is an honor,” Kruger said. Clinical mental health counseling student, Anna Thames, received the graduate Bakerman Award. “My paper was based on a research project for my group counseling class,” Thames said. “I needed to create a group therapy proposal and I chose one that worked with autistic kids and their social skills.” Thames’ paper was nominated by Professor Bridget Roberts-Pittman, associate professor of communication disorders and educational psychology. “I was shocked when she chose me. I did not think I would win. I was so surprised,” Thames said. Thames plans on getting her Ph.D. and hopes this award makes her a better candidate for jobs, she said. President Daniel J. Bradley also attended and acted as a guest speaker for the event. “It is nice to be able to come and tell people that they did a good job,” he said. “This is one of the nicest events of the

“This is one of the nicest events of the year.” President Daniel J. Bradley

Participants Sala Wong, assistant professor of digital art Brian Kilp, professor of music Matthew Brennan, professor of English Todd Whitaker, professor of educational leadership Joseph Grcic, professor of philosophy Aaron Morales, associate professor of English Cecil Nelson, professor of linguistics Rosetta Haynes, associate professor of English William Barratt, professor of educational leadership Mary Howard-Hamilton, professor of educational leadership Anna Thames, clinical mental health counseling master’s program graduate student Kendra Mang, sophomore family and consumer science education major

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What are you doing in preparation for upcoming midterms?

“I will be staying on top of my homework and projects I have to do. I have written a schedule of my midterm dates and prepared myself to study for them.”

“I will be taking it little by little and making sure I accomplish what needs to get done, including getting a lot of sleep.”

Kirsten Gross, Junior Elementary Education Major

Andrea Thacker, Junior Music Education Major


“I prepare myself for midterms by studying for three hours every other night.”

Emily Morris, Junior Music Education Major

“I don’t have any midterms. But if I did I would be studying what needs to be studied.”

Joshua Ayala

Cody Adams, Freshman Sports Management Major

“I’m going to go to all of my classes on time for midterms.” Kyle Garner, Freshman Sports Management Major

If the length, width, and height of a rectangular solid box were each increased by 50%, by what percentage would the volume be increased? Answer: 237%

"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."

-Margo Channing portrayed by Bette Davis in “All About Eve”

What is the beginning of the end, the end of time, the middle of yesterday, and nowhere in tommorrow?

Answer: The Letter “E”

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.

Girl’s Names Songs


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Men’s basketball loses to Creighton

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Senior Center Myles Walker goes after the ball in a game against Creighton University. Walker and Richard scored scored 15 and 14 points respectively Saturday night against the Bluejays (Photo by Kyle Seeley).

Derek Johnson Reporter

The Indiana State Sycamores came just shy of taking down the Creighton Bluejays in a 61-60 heartbreaking loss at the Hulman Center on Saturday afternoon, concluding the Sycamore’s regular season. Rightfully so, seniors Myles Walker and Carl Richard led the way for the Sycamores, scoring 15 and 14 points respectively as well as grabbing nine rebounds apiece. Sophomore guard, Jake Odum, joined Richard and Walker in double figures with ten points to go along with five rebounds. The Bluejays were led by sophomore forward, Doug McDermott, who finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Senior guard, Antoine Young, was the only additional Bluejay to reach double figures, finishing with 21 points and four assists. With the loss, ISU drops their record to 17-13 overall and 8-10 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Meanwhile, Creighton improves to 25-5 overall and 14-4 in the conference. The game started off at a frantic pace for the Sycamores, who committed six turnovers before

the 10:00 mark and a total of eight in the first half. “We didn’t play our best. It was a little bit of an ugly game because both teams defended well and fought each other awfully hard,” ISU head coach Greg Lansing said. Young would bury a jumper for the Bluejays at the 1:24 mark in the first half to gain a sevenpoint, 28-21, lead. The Sycamores ended the half on a 5-0 run to cut the deficit to two before each team headed to the locker room. The Sycamores managed to hold McDermott (an All-American candidate) to eight points on 3-7 shooting in the half. At the 8:59 mark in the concluding half, the Sycamores trailed by just five, 49-44, before Walker scored on two consecutive possessions to cut the deficit to one. ISU would manage to take the lead with 3:51 remaining thanks to a basket from Richard. The Sycamores looked as if they were in the driver’s seat as Lathan converted on a conventional three-point play and extended the Sycamore lead to four, 58-54. Despite momentum and tremendous defensive pressure, Creighton sophomore guard, Jahenns Manigat buried a three-pointer to cut the Sycamore lead back down to one, 58-57, with 2:54

remaining. Young would bury another jumper at the 1:42 mark to regain the lead for Creighton. Lathan jumped a Bluejay pass attempt and drove the length of the floor before he was unable to convert the transition lay-up and Odum was unable to sink the tip-in. Young was fouled with 32 seconds remaining and converted on two freethrows to extend the Bluejay lead back out to three. Odum drove and converted an easy lay-up with 16 seconds on the clock, ending a 7-0 run for Creighton and bringing the Sycamores back within one. ISU, trailing by one, managed to get the ball back, however, a last second shot by Lathan would not fall and Creighton escaped with a win. “It stinks to lose that game on Senior Night. It would’ve been nice to send those four guys out the way they deserve to go out,” Lansing said of the loss on Senior Night. “We got beat by a very good team that played awfully hard and awfully well.” The Sycamores are now the No. 8 seed in the upcoming State Farm MVC Tournament and will be matched up against No. 9 seed Southern Illinois in the opening round. Tip-off is scheduled for Thursday, March 1 at 7:05 p.m.

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Two Mile Food Pile race to benefit local food bank Richelle Kimble Reporter

Students in a recreation sports management class teamed up with Catholic Charities of Terre Haute to plan a run benefitting the charity’s food bank. Kim Bodey’s recreational sports management 264 planned the run called the Two Mile Food Pile which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 5:30 p.m. The class organized the run for a course project and is responsible for all aspects of the event. The project is classified as service learning, where the students mesh course objectives with real experience. “The Leap Year Two Mile Food Pile is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the basics of how to plan and implement an event,” Bodey said. “They have worked extremely hard and are looking forward to the race getting underway.” The entry fee is free, but requires each participant to provide a backpack with at least 10 pounds of non-perishable food items in it. Bodey asks that the items be boxed and canned, for glass items are subject to breakage on the run.

The participants will run half the race with and 5:15 p.m. in the arena pit on the day of the register. their stuffed backpacks attached. The race race. There will be no pre-registration. Teams For more information or questions is a distance of two miles and will begin at can be strictly men, women or co-ed, and can regarding the event, visit the Two Mile Food the Arena, head to the Simmons Center at have up to three or four members. T-shirts Pile Facebook page or contact Kim Bodey at Recreation East, and return. Upon reaching will be provided for the first 60 participants to the Simmons Center, participants will empty their backpacks where a Food Bank truck will be waiting. The race time will be adjusted according to how much weight is in each individual backpack; the more weight that is carried, the more time is deducted. Team times will be determined by combining the top three times in the group. Prizes will be distributed for the top teams and individuals. Refreshments and snacks will also be provided for participants. All of the food brought to the event will contribute to the Catholic Charities in Terre Haute Food Bank. The charity not only benefits the Terre Haute area, but provides for the surrounding counties, as well. The event is sponsored in part by the Lilly Endowment and the ISU Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Participants of the Two Mile Food Pile Race will run south down Fifth Street from the Several business have already donated prizes Arena, east on Cherry Street then north on Eighth Street until they reach the Simmons and items for the raffle. Center at the Recreation East facility (Map provided by Kim Bodey). Registration for the race is between 4 p.m.

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Women’s Basketball loses one, wins one Jaylyn Brown Reporter

ISU vs. Missouri State University

The Indiana State Women’s Basketball team started off with high energy against Missouri State University (MSU), but suffered a 68-58 loss. Within the first five minutes, seniors Brittany Schoen and Deja Mattox scored two consecutive three point shots that tied the score at 9-9. However, this was the last time the score was tied. At 7:27 remaining in the first half, the Sycamores had made 3-6 three point shots compared to MSU’s 2-5 three pointers. However, they trailed by ten and were only shooting 28.6 percent from the field. As the first half came to an end, senior Shannon Thomas stepped to the free throw line to put the Sycamores within five points at 31-26. The Bears made a quick shot before the end of the half leading 33-26. At the end of the first half, Shannon Thomas led the Sycamores with ten points, while Schoen and junior Taylor Whitley had five points. For MSU

Derek Johnson Reporter

ISU vs. Wichita State University

The Indiana State women’s basketball team capped off Senior Weekend with a convincing, 63-51, victory over the Wichita State Shockers Sunday afternoon inside the Hulman Center. Senior forward, Deja Mattox, led the way for the Sycamores with 17 points on 5-12 shooting to go along with five rebounds and three steals. Joining Mattox in double figures, senior center, Shannon Thomas, and sophomore guard, Anna Munn, tossed In 15 and 13 points respectively. The Shockers were led by senior guard, Haleigh Lankster, with 13 points, eight rebounds and four steals. With the win, the Sycamores improve their record to 13-15 overall and 7-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Shockers, however, drop to 17-10 overall and 11-5 in the conference. Despite hot shooting early on from the Sycamores, it was the continually applied full-court pressure from the Shockers that plagued ISU with 11 first half turnovers. Munn scored six of the Sycamores’ first eight points of the game finding gaps in the defense for three easy layups. At the 7:57 mark, ISU was shooting 75 percent on 9-12 shooting from the field, including two 3-pointers and maintained a six-point, 23-17, lead. The

Karly Buer led her team with nine points, along with Whitney Edie and Jaleshia Roberson who had seven points. Their largest lead of the half was by 13 points at 6:36. After the break, the Sycamores came within four points at 33-29 of the Bears with the help of Thomas. She scored the first baskets of the second half. The Bears responded by going on a 14-2 run over the next seven minutes that put the score at 47-31. At 9:43 remaining, MSU continued to score and were up 50-34. The Bears’ Jaleshia Roberson, Jasmine Malone and Karly Buer were constantly racking up points that caused the Sycamores to struggle. As the game neared the end, Thomas and Mattox tried to bring life into the Sycamores but fell short. Even though Thomas was the highest scorer of the game with 18 points, MSU’s bench scored a total of 41 points that ultimately beat the Sycamores. This loss puts the Sycamores 12-15 for the season and 6-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Their next game is Thursday March 1 at 8:05 p.m. against Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill.

Shockers tied the score five times before finally taking the lead from the Sycamores thanks to a jumper from Wichita State senior guard, Alicia Sanchez, with 1:24 remaining in the opening period. The Shockers extended their lead to as many as four with two made free-throws from Lankster at the 1:13 mark. ISU freshman guard, Travecia franklin, was fouled with 32 seconds remaining and converted on two free-throws to cut the defecit to two, 29-27, before heading to the locker room for halftime. The Sycamores didn’t waste much time recapturing the lead as Thomas converted on two baskets down low and junior guard, Taylor Whitley, sank a baseline jumper to give the Sycamores a 6-0 run to start the second half. The Shockers tied the score twice more, but the Sycamores would not surrender the lead again. With one second on the shot clock, Franklin buried a 10-footer for the Sycamores to extend the lead to nine. The next trip for the Shockers resulted in a missed 3-point attempt from Lankster and a rebound by Munn. ISU took advantage of the miss with a 3-pointer at the top of the key from Mattox, giving the Sycamores a 12-point, 56-44, lead. The Sycamores held on to a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game and finished off a tremendous outing on Senior Night. The Sycamores will be back in action Thursday, March 1 when they travel to Southern Illinois to take on the Salukis. Tip-off is set for 8:05 p.m.

(Above) Seniors Deja Mattox and Shannon Thomas exchange a high five after their victory against Wichita State on Sunday. (Below) Mattox prepares to shoot a free throw (Photos by Kyle Seeley).


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Thirsty students party for alcohol awareness

Joshua Ayala Reporter

Over 100 students and staff kicked off “Thirsty Thursday” last week on the lobby floor of Cromwell Hall. The event, sponsored by the Leadership, Engagement, Activities and Fun Committee (L.E.A.F.), is an alcohol awareness activity designed to curb underage drinking activities on campus. “I think that everybody should be aware about underage drinking,” freshman criminology major Taylor Wininger said, “If you do drink to think about it twice before you make a stupid decision.” Wininger and freshman childhood development major Kailyn McPherson are both the tenth floor governors in Cromwell Hall. “At the party I played a big part by spiking everyone’s drinks with bottle caps candy,” McPherson said. Students in L.E.A.F. were trained to bartend by freshman graphic design major Josh Dodson. Dodson is also L.E.A.F.’s community service coordinator. The two students helping bartend alongside Dodson were freshman criminology major and L.E.A.F. treasurer Chelsea Richardson and freshman construction management and L.E.A.F. vice president Jonathan wells. Dodson, Richardson and Wells made drinks with actual alcoholic drink names like Pina Coladas, Fireballs, and Screwdrivers. Students could also indulge in non-alcoholic jello-shots and sparkling cider. “Bartending was easy to me, I learned from my father who is a bartender,” Dodson said. The night continued with students enjoying games such as beer pong, cards, and pool. Students also enjoyed listening to Dj Chris Wam Bam play popular songs such as “Shots,” “Party Rock Anthem” and “Dynamite.” “I thought this event was fun. Everybody enjoyed themselves at the party,” freshman general studies major Lexus Hileman said.

Cromwell hosted a party for students in hopes of bringing alcohol awareness on-campus Thursday night (Photos by Jamie Nichols).

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