Bell smashes season record
Monday, November 14, 2011 Indiana State University www.indianastatesman.com Volume 119 Issue 33
Ernest Rollins Sports editor
The Indiana State football team defeated the Missouri State Bears 28-20 on the road this weekend. Sophomore running back Shakir Bell set a new ISU record. The victory improved the Sycamores overall record for the season to 6-4 overall, 4-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC). The Bears fell to 1-9 overall, 1-6 in the MVFC. Bell rushed for 206 yards on 39 carries and 2 touchdowns. The Sycamore player’s performance earned him the ISU single-season rushing record of 1,533 yards. The previous record holder was Derrick Franklin, who recorded 1,505 yards rushing in 1991. In the passing game, senior quarterback Ronnie Fouch completed 8 of 18 attempts for 90 yards. Sophomore wide receiver Donald Spencer received 3 catches for 52 yards and one touchdown. Junior linebacker Jacolby Washington with 12 tackles, followed by teammate junior defensive lineman Ben Obaseki with nine tackles, led the Sycamore defense. The Sycamores held the Bears at crucial moments, allowing three of fourteen thirddown conversions by the Bears. “As a defense, we came on the field with bad field position a couple times, but our mindset was that we had to force them to a field goal and not give up touchdowns,” said senior defensive back Alex Sewall.
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In a Sycamore victory against the Missouri State Bears, ISU saw another triumph on the field. Sophomore running back Shakir Bell broke the record for single-season rushing yards.
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Thailand relief fund set
Students, faculty and staff at three university partners in Thailand are suffering due to the recent flooding. The Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University (RMU), Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University and Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU) campuses are safe, but the surrounding areas where students, faculty and staff live have been inundated by flood waters. A group of ISU faculty and administrators have set up a fund with the Foundations office. People who would like to provide financial support to ISU’s Thai friends should donate to the Thailand Flood Relief Fund. People may use one of
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ISU, State Farm partner to prevent high school dropouts
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.
Of the 2010 high school graduating class in Indiana, 12 percent, or more than 10,000 students, left high school without a diploma. Community groups from across the state met recently to continue to combat those statistics, one child and one school at a time. The average graduation rate in the United States was 73.4 percent in 2006, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Indiana, however, had a graduation rate of 73.3 percent and was ranked 32nd in the nation for percentage of graduates. Since 2009, State Farm and Indiana State University have worked together to sponsor leadership summits for committees, formed in counties across the state, of concerned residents working in partnership with schools. “The county team is seen as a support for what is going on at the school,” said Tonya Balch, assistant professor of school counseling in ISU’s Bayh College of Education. The teams are made up of business and non-profit leaders in the community, all working toward helping children finishing their educations. About 650 people attended the 2011 Indiana Dropout Prevention Leadership Summit in Indianapolis at the end of September. Since the first summit, held in 2009, county teams, consisting of business and community members, have worked to keep students from
dropping out. “Some teams are active and doing wonderful things,” Balch said. “Some haven’t really started.” During the 2011 summit, team members attended informational sessions, planned ways to intercede in their schools and heard from keynote speakers. The summit also provided professional development credit free of charge for educators. “It’s very challenging for educators to attend professional development because of limited funding in K-12,” Balch said. Grants totaling $70,000 from State Farm made that possible. One of the summit’s goals is to keep people thinking about dropout prevention. “At the summits, attention is given to rural areas because the dropout rate is high there as well,” Balch said. “It is a state-wide problem, not a big-city problem.” Indiana residents should be concerned about children who do not finish high school for several reasons, Balch said. “Our children are our future,” she said. “The students who are not getting a high school education will have a very challenging future.” Years ago, people could find jobs without a high school diploma, but now most employers want employees to have a high school diploma and some type of post-secondary education, Balch said. Dropouts are almost twice as likely to be unem-
ployed than high school graduates and three times more likely to be unemployed than college graduates, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In a lifetime, high school dropouts earn about $260,000 less than high school graduates and $1 million less than college graduates. But there’s also a cost born by the community and state as well. “It places a burden on the community financially in what dropouts are not contributing and what the community spends on services,” Balch said. Dropouts are more than eight times as likely to be in jail than high school graduates. and 75 percent of state prison inmates did not complete high school. Dropouts require greater public expenditures in welfare payments, housing assistance, social services and remediation, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education. The alliance also stated that Indiana could have saved an estimated $284 million in lifetime healthcare costs, if the entire class of 2006 had graduated. Indiana State, with funds provided by State Farm, oversees the website indianadropoutprevention.org, which has information from the summit and provides a social media forum to connect community organization members across the state. “Connecting with other county teams can be challenging if you’re in a remote area, but we hope the website helps,” Balch said.
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Crimes and Consequences CHRIS SWEENEY News editor
THPD needs help locating wanted man The Terre Haute Police Department is asking for help in tracking down a wanted man. According to police, Lucas Heck, 20, was arrested in October of 2010 for robbery. Heck was with two other people who were also arrested by Terre Haute Police after a drug deal went bad.
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According to police, Heck and two others robbed and then beat the victims with baseball bats, brass knuckles and horseshoes. Heck received a suspended prison sentence this October where he left and never returned, according to police.
If you have any information regarding this case, contact Terre Haute Police Department at 812-238-1661. Lucas Heck (Photo courtesy of the Vigo County Jail)
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Sycamore safety tip of the week While out on a date: * Tell someone you trust your date’s name, the detination of the date and your planned time of return. * Be alert for possible use of “date-rape drugs” such as Rohypnol, which is illegal in the United States. It causes drowsiness, a loss of coordination, dizziness and memory loss. Never take drinks from other people, and don’t leave your drink unattended.
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Robbery - Class B Felony
Police Blotter Nov. 10 At 9:02 a.m., theft was reported at Mills Hall. At 10:43 a.m., an injured person was reported off campus. At 2:57 p.m., recovered debit cards were reported at Hulman Memorial Student Union. At 9:10 p.m., a hit and run with property damage was reported at Lot A.
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Sycamore Racing finishes in first, third places on track
Gaining insight from the reader
How did you celebrate Veterans Day this year?
“I thanked people I know that served. “
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“I called my uncle, and I thanked him.”
Kara Parkes, junior psychology major
Emily Salmon, freshman exploratory studies major
“I didn’t.” “I worked, I smiled, and I thanked every veteran I saw.” Matt Newkirk, freshman construction management major Linnea Miller, sophomore exercise science major
As the final race weekend at Terre Haute’s Crossroads Dragway rolled around, Derick Troxell opted to skip out on racing as other competitors vied for the final points available. For Troxell, the season was already won. Troxell and Megan Jackson from Team Sycamore Racing at Indiana State University, placed in the top three of the season standings for the Super Pro drag racing division at the dragway. Troxell led for most of the season and he finished in first place once the points were reset for the final nine races in a similar fashion to NASCAR’s point standings. Jackson, who was racing in her first season in Super Pro, finished third. “I thought it was really pretty cool because there are some really great racers there at Crossroads Dragway,” said Randy Peters, team principal of Team Sycamore Racing and owner of the dragway. “To do this, Derick and Megan had to be very competitive, and very competitive meant they had to get out there each week and perform, and the vehicles had to perform as well.” The races occurred on most Saturdays from the spring until late October. They are run in a bracket format, with drivers competing head-to-head until there is only one winner for the day. Racers receive a point for each round they win. In the elapsed time racing in Super Pro, drivers declare the time their cars are supposed to run, which is used to program the starting lights. Drivers then race head-to-head, with the first car to cross the finish line winning. But if the car goes faster than the time the driver declared, the car is disqualified. Troxell and Jackson regularly raced the two cars owned by Team Sycamore Racing. Troxell quickly amassed a lead in the points, and by late September, he had won six races, while Jackson had won three. Yet his lead vanished once the points were reset to make way for the final nine races of the year. “It’s kind of cool,” Troxell said of the reset. “If somebody has a big lead, though, it cuts them back down to where everybody else is, but for everybody else, it levels the playing field.”
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Statesman editorial ISU computer lab: unplugged
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Illustration by Jamie Nichols In May, the 24-hour computer lab in the Student Computing Complex will close its doors, and a pilot program will start this December that allows students to print from the Commons. Both of these decisions are part of an effort to make technology more accessible to all students across campus and to encourage the use of laptop computers, which the university provides through scholarships. Further, the library will play a huge part in this change, as it is collaborating with the Office of Information Technology to provide additional areas for printing and group projects. This means that the university will have to purchase extra furniture, software and equipment to accommodate the transition. In some respects, wireless-printing stations will be especially convenient for students with laptops. Students will no longer be confined to just the library and Student Computing Complex for their printing needs. What’s more, restrictions on food, beverage and cell phone usage will be lifted in locations such as the Commons. Unfortunately, those who don’t own laptops are left out in the cold. Students ineligible for the laptop awards or students who simply don’t own a laptop, will have to find alternative methods to print materials.
The 24-hour lab isn’t solely used for printing either. In addition to Microsoft Word, students have access to the Internet and PowerPoint, both of which are staples in classroom activities. Commuter students who don’t have Internet access or computers at home, constantly rely on the lab. And what will become of the computer lab employees? Up until this point, we’ve taken them for granted; to us, they’re just the people who hand us our printed pages in between their Facebook creeping. Come May, though, they will be unemployed, and we won’t have anyone to hand us our pages anymore. Instead, we will have to crowd around the printers and sort through the mess ourselves, which isn’t bad in a small area like the library. But in the Commons, there’s more room for people and, therefore, more room for errors and mix-ups. Heaven help us, if the printers break down or run out of paper. The transition won’t take place for a while, and some of the kinks are still being ironed out, so the university has time to take these cons into consideration. Hopefully, the university will.
“Wireless-printing stations will be especially convenient for students with laptops ... Those who don’t own laptops are left out in the cold.”
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Humbug to early holiday programming
Joe Wagner Tuning in
As I was watching my favorite shows on Hulu this week, I noticed something annoying about the commercials that pop up every ten minutes—they were Christmas commercials. Now I’m not an idiot, so I am very much aware that advertising for Christmas starts on November 1. In some cases it starts in the middle of October, but Halloween usually gets its time. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, can forget it. I couldn’t help but wonder—why so early? I mean, it’s the number one complaint people have about Christmas: they think stores advertise too early and radio stations play music too
soon. Do companies honestly think that anyone forgets when Christmas is? I agree that it is probably the biggest holiday, but still. ABC Family has this special every December; it’s called the “25 days of Christmas.” They show special Christmas movies—some originals, some classics and some that have nothing to do with Christmas at all, like the “Harry Potter” movies. Don’t get me wrong, I am one of the biggest Potter fans but, COME ON. Just because they have a Christmas scene for three minutes does not qualify it as a Christmas movie. ABC Family does this to get everyone in the Holiday spirit, and they obviously wait until December to do it; I appreciate that. However, for the past couple of years, they have done a countdown to the 25 days of Christmas where they play similar movies and TV shows. That’s right: they have a countdown to their countdown of Christmas. Another disadvantage of running these commercials too early could be running the risk of overexposure and fatigue if you show advertising over and over again. Plus, that one Coca-Cola commercial where the city is inside of a snow globe and Santa is creeping hardcore on them, then tilts the snow globe city slowly and everyone is falling over is just down right creepy. Also, wouldn’t it make sense for food companies to advertise during Thanksgiving due to the fact that everyone has a huge dinner? I don’t know, I guess I just like it when all the holidays get their time in the spotlight.
“Do companies honestly think that anyone forgets when Christmas is? ”
‘Twilight’ makes for best accidental comedy I used to really like vampires. Vampires were creepy, mysterious and usually just badass. When the first “Twilight” novel came out I thought, “I’ll give this a go.” Four books and three movies later, I’m a bit repulsed. I will admit that I have read all the books, and I have watched all the previous movies. In all likelihood, I’ll watch the final installment, although my reasons have nothing to do with enjoying these movies. “Twilight,” as a book, isn’t completely terrible. It can pass as a decent romance at times, if you don’t actually contemplate why these two people are together in the first place. If you do choose to ponder that question, you’ll come up with nothing, and the last thread holding your fragile sanity together will snap. If you look at it from a supernatural standpoint, however, it’s a big piece of crap. Authors sometimes tweak urban legends or myths. There have been many instances where this had been a great thing. Anne Rice, Amelia Atwater Rhodes and Darren Shan have all done it wonderfully. They have changed the attributes of the vampire just enough to improve it and make their take on vampires unique.
Megan Stenftenagel What’s Playing
When you throw away almost everything that makes a vampire a vampire, though, you get puny, pale, sparkly people who can only strike fear into the hearts of sheep. They’re basically models who drink blood and occasionally growl at people. Not to mention the fact that the werewolves in this series aren’t even real werewolves; they’re shape shifters. It was a decent love story, so I was ready to see the first movie that was sure to be a blockbuster. It was a decent adaptation as far as adaptations go, but Kristen Stewart’s acting was atrocious. Her style of acting is to stare around blankly, mess with her hair and occasionally stutter out some lines. It’s actually painful to watch, which brings me back to my first point, that I will be watching the last installment of this series. I compare the “Twilight” movies to a car wreck. It’s this terrible, awful tragedy, but you just can’t look away. Part of the reason I want to watch the last adaptation is to see how badly it will turn out. I’ve watched the trailer and it looks to have the same terrible acting and hordes of shirtless boys. They do make Bella look pretty terrible when she becomes pregnant, but you can do a lot with makeup. Paying at least $10 to see this film is a bit absurd, especially if you’re not a fan. I do encourage you to at least rent the movies, invite a bunch of friends over and have a good laugh. You can treat it like those terrible science fiction movies. They’re so terrible that they’re almost good.
“[Kristen Stewart’s] style of acting is to stare around blankly, mess with her hair and occasionally stutter out some lines.”
It’s the most overdone time of the year Every year we all get geared up for this fabulous time when sugar plums are dancing and credit cards are being maxed out, so we can all pretend we have exorbitant amounts of holiday cheer. I love egg nog and Christmas caroling as much as the next person, but I don’t need two months to prep for that one day of the year where I get to shred wrapping paper at warp speed and stuff myself full of food. While corporations are partially to blame for the blatant disregard of my favorite foodbased holiday, the music industry is just as responsible. There are so many musicians that have to redo the old Christmas tunes that I hardly see how they could possibly be worth the effort of producing them. Christina Aguilera and some of her cohorts have released Christmas albums that simply copy all of the things previous artists have done. I get that Silent Night is an awesome song, but when you exploit it the way so many artist have, it becomes less of a way to appreciate the holy night it speaks of and more of a way to make a quick buck.
Molly Sefton Sounding Off
I know that the whole point of Christmas is stimulating the economy, but when you take it to the point that the song’s meaning is no longer important, it is a problem. Whitney Houston sold over half a million copies of her Christmas album, and there wasn’t really anything new or unique; it was just Christmas-oriented, so it automatically spent six weeks on the Billboard 200 charts. The fact that radio stations are already playing those overdone tunes is just icing on the holiday-skipping cake. The overhype and two months of nothing but “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” is killing the spirit of the entire holiday season. It has turned into a situation where by the time Christmas comes around, I am worn out on holiday music and have to take a month to recover from it. It is as if holiday music is a drug in which the high is Christmas cheer and goodwill towards men. January is the month in which we are all in rehab and cleanse ourselves of the merriment. Maybe it is overdone because people have to get their fix in before it is no longer the holiday season. It is taboo, but I am still pretty sure you won’t be shunned for listening to holiday music in July. Spreading joy to the world is fair game three hundred and sixty-five days a year, so why don’t we embrace it all and have a happy Thanksgiving.
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Drag queens strut onstage Whitney Neukam Reporter
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Upcoming Events Teachers of Tomorrow Program Tuesday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. University Hall
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Tuesday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Fountain
Symphonic Band Concert Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Tilson Music Hall
Statistics: Logistic Regression Tuesday 1:30 - 3 p.m. University Hall Rm 111
On Thursday, Miss Gay ISU showcased contestants a little differently than the Miss ISU pageant held two weeks ago. Advocates for Equality (AFE) sponsored the Miss Gay ISU drag queen pageant in Dede I. “This event was mostly for fun,” said Linda Atkinson, advisor of AFE, “but it’s also a huge educational piece, especially for the LGBTQ community.” The two pageant contestants, Cody Christine and Aurora Harper, participated in several competitions that are found in “typical” beauty pageants, including evening wear, question and answer and talent. Although these contestants were a part of the actual pageant, entertainment was also provided by other performers and special guests. Throughout the evening, Annastacia DeMoore, Keisha Von Lord, Cherlye Teasman, Gina D’licious and Brandi Ice performed lip syncing and dance routines where each of them strutted their way around the room, gaining tips from the audience along the way. These performances made the event more risqué by getting close and personal with audience members by touching them and getting in their faces. ISU students seemed to enjoy the extravagancy that the pageant offered. Dede I was packed full, leaving students standing in the doorways, and students reacted to many of the performances. “This event is great for opening people’s minds and exposing them to drag queens,” said freshman communication major Sayquan Vance. “People need to know that they should just be themselves because, in the long run, people will accept you for who you are.” At the end of the night, last year’s winner DeMoore gave up her crown to Harper. Harper gave advice to teens who are both struggling with their sexuality and who feel like they don’t belong in general. “Reach out for help. There are so many local resources that you can use to get help, in both the community and on campus,” Harper said. “You can also talk to me or any of the other girls here. We all have Facebook, so find us and talk to us. We’re here for you.”
Keisha Von Lord
Annastacia DeMoore, Keisha Von Lord, Cherlye Teasman, Gina D’licious, and Brandi Ice were a few special guests featured at Miss Gay ISU. (Photos courtesy of Facebook and Myspace)
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Collegiate Leadership Summit teaches students management skills DAY’JONNAE RIGGINS Reporter
Students were able to develop leadership and management skills Saturday at the Collegiate Leadership Summit in order to increase their desirability to future employers. The Association of Aspiring Professional Student Affairs and Leadership Consortium organized the Collegiate Leadership Summit as an opportunity for students from colleges and universities around the Wabash Valley and surrounding states to explore their leadership styles and collaborate with other students. This year’s theme was investigating leadership. Leadership teaches students to see a different perspective on leadership, said co-coordinator Kasie Weina. “It’s a reflective opportunity to understand their [own] leadership styles and be able to apply that into their remaining college years and professional life,” said cochair Audrey Cloum.
In addition to fliers across the campus, emails and ISU’s website, students were nominated by their fellow cohorts to take part in the summit. The nominations were a way to get the ISU community involved. “Even if you didn’t get nominated, [students] were allowed to participate in the event,” Weina said. The event was free and open to the public, and it was held at University Hall from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Students were also provided with a lunch in Dede III. Students took a survey and were divided into groups at random, and given stereotypical leadership styles to reflect on that leadership style. “It gives students the ability to know how to handle this type of situation on campus or in their career,” Cloum said. From the event, students were also given the chance to network. “A leader is reliable, passionate, openminded, understanding and has the willingness to continue to learn,” Weina said.
What Kind of Leader Are You? • Classical organizational: a leader who plans, directs, organizes, is high task-oriented and controls the work of others. • Human Relations Oriented: a leader concerned with the comfort, well-being and personal welfare of others. • iLeader: a leader who is reflective, informed, collaborative, values diversity, shares power and is ethical.
(Information provided by Collegiate Leadership Summit pamphlets)
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American Association of University Women makes comback
Gaining insight from the reader
What are your opinions on Miss Gay ISU? See more on page 8.
DAY’JONNAE RIGGINS Reporter
Having to take a leave of absence in the past few years, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is back in business, ready to become part of change on ISU’s campus. Their overall theme is breaking through barriers for women and girls. This year marks the 130th anniversary, declaring November national AAUW month, according to www.aauw.org. In celebration of the 130th anniversary, the AAUW is having an event in the Cunningham Memorial Library Wednesday. During this celebration, the questions of where the organization has been on campus and the opportunities of joining AAUW will be answered. “The ultimate goal is for 130 students become members. It’s easy and free [to become a member],” said Miller. The AAUW has partnered with ISU for over 50 years,” said Marsha Miller, college representative of AAUW and reference instruction librarian for Cunningham Memorial. It’s designed to bring national attention to issues of gender in education and in the workplace. There are scholarship opportunities, leadership programs, and publications that puts relevant information into the hands of its members. “The AAUW benefits include discounts on the National Conference in D.C. each year. [We] show you how to do fundraisers, how to run professional meetings and how to negotiate [your] wages,” Miller said. Although founded by women, men can join the organization. There are no meetings held; all information is given to members through emails, newsletters,and the website, www.aauw. org.
“I thought it was funny. “ “It can be a controversial thing for some people, but I don’t take offense to it.” Andrea Whited, sophomore criminal justice major
Jacob Byers, freshman criminology major
“It was a good social event for people to meet other people.”
“I loved it!”
Zach Swanigan, sophomore criminal justice major Lacy Washington, sophomore criminology major
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Retired art professor donates materials for student research Dave Taylor
ISU Communications and Marketing
Indiana State University students will have access to a retired faculty member’s extensive collection of art-related books and periodicals. Charles Mayer, professor emeritus of art history and former chair of the art department, donated his collection to the Indiana State University Foundation. The collection of 8,147 books, 163 journal titles and 457 photographs and other media items is housed at the university’s Cunningham Memorial Library. “Dr. Mayer’s generous gift has greatly enhanced our collection of art related
material. With this gift, we can now offer incredible art resources that provide for the teaching, learning and research needs of Indiana State University students and faculty,” said Alberta Comer, dean of the library. “Any university that includes the name of ‘Arts and Sciences’ needs to provide ongoing support to the arts,” Mayer said. Art is fundamental to the human ethos, and I wanted to ensure that students would benefit from the materials that I had and to grow from the research they would pursue. I could think of no better place to give these materials than
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Indiana State,” he said. Working with library staff during his tenure at Indiana State gave him the “confidence that his collection would be used appropriately,” Mayer said. “Under the administration of Alberta Comer’s watchful eye, the library is getting the kind of guardianship that it needs,” he said. “The library is in many ways the heart of an academic institution, whether we are talking the digital age or not. ‘Available online’ does not mean we don’t need a library anymore.” Mayer retired from Indiana State’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2008 after 30 years of service.
This Week in History Tuesday, 15 1901 - Miller Reese patented an electrical hearing aid. 1926 - The National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) debuted with a radio network of 24 stations. The first network radio broadcast was a four-hour “spectacular.” 1992 - Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career.
Wednesday, 16 1907 - Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state. 1915 - Coca-Cola had its prototype for a countoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year. 1981 - A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been developed at Merck Institute
Thursday, 17 1800 - The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in the partially completed Capitol building. 1973 - U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press meeting “people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”
Friday, 18 1883 - The U.S. and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones. 1976 - The parliament of Spain approved a bill that established a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship. 2001 - Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in the United States.
Charles Mayer is a professor emeritus of art history and former chair of the art department.(Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing)
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Men’s Basketball defeated the Panthers 79-72 to secure season opener victory With 14:10 remaining in the half, an ally-oop by senior guard Dwayne Lathan, assisted by Odum, got the crowd pumped and put the score at 50-47. With 10:20 left in the game, a 3-pointer by freshman forward Jake Kitchell, assisted by Eitel, started ISU’s 9-0 run over the Panthers, putting the Sycamores in the lead 64-54. The Panthers fought back with a 6-0 run to bring the score within 5 at 70-65. With 20 seconds were left in the game, and the score was within three at 75-72. The Panthers fouled McWhorter to put him at the line for two. Both free throws were good, and ISU was that much closer to the win. An EIU player drove down the court but missed the jumper and turned around to foul Lathan. Lathan went to the line for two with 9 seconds left in the game. Both shots were good, and ISU walked away with a win at 79-72. “We feel like we have a bulls-eye on our backs from people in conference, to people we play out of conference,” Richard said. “We know we are going to get everyone’s best shot because we were a tournament team, and I mean it is college basketball, nobody wants to go home.”
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Upcoming Events Men’s Basketball Monday at Monroe, La. 8 p.m. vs. Louisiana-Monroe University Friday at Hulman Center 5 p.m. vs. Ball State University
Football Saturday at Memorial Stadium 2:05 p.m. vs. Southern Illinois University
Women’s Volleyball Friday at ISU Arena 7 p.m. vs. Missouri State University Saturday at ISU Arena 7 p.m. vs. Wichita State University
Indian State men’s basketball opened their 2011-12 season against the Eastern Illinois Panthers Friday night in Hulman Center. After a tough-fought game from both teams, ISU pulled away with the win at 79-72. Senior guard and forward Carl Richard led the Sycamores with 15 points, followed by sophomore guard Jake Odum with 14. ISU made 22 out of 53 field goals (41.5%), 6 out of 19 3-pointers (31.6%), and 29 out of 36 free throws (80.6%). Richard also led in defensive rebounds with five and senior center Myles Walker led in offensive rebounds with three. ISU beat the Panthers in rebounds 36-27. “We needed a close game. I told the guys before the game, we were in the NCAA tournament last year, we won a tournament title, people are gonna give us their best shot. ” Head Coach Greg Lansing said. The Sycamores put the first points on the board for the night with a jumper by Richard assisted by Odum. After a tie at four, a field goal by sophomore guard Steve McWhorter and a 3-pointer by Richard put the Sycamores in the lead 9-4. With 13:55 to go in the first half, a field goal by freshman center Justin Gant, followed by a field goal by senior center Myles Walker, gave ISU a lead of 1711. The Panthers fought back to tie the score at 19. EIU took a short lead until the Sycamores went on a 5-0 run, with a 3-pointer by sophomore guard Lucas Eitel and a layup by Odum, to regain the lead of 27-24. The rest of the first half was a close game, tying three times. The last tie was broken, with 1:57 left on the clock, by a good foul shot by Odum. Eitel finished up the Sycamores score for the first half with a 3-pointer assisted by Richard. ISU went into half time on top 41-39. The Panthers came out and tied the score at 41 to start out the second half, but ISU shut them down with a 6-0 run, including a layup by McWhorter, a layup by Odum, and two good foul shots by Odum, putting the Sycamores in the lead 47-41.
“We feel like we have a bulls-eye on our backs from people in conference, to people we play out of conference.” Carl Richard, senior guard
Senior guard and forward Carl Richard attempts a shot during the ISU vs UNI game. (Photo courtsey of ISU Communications and Marketing)
Monday, November 14, 2011 • Page 13
Women’s basketball wins season opening nail biter Ernest Rollins Sports editor
Seven seconds remained in the game. The University of Detroit Mercy Titans’ ball, and the Sycamores were leading by two points. Play resumed and the clock wound down as Indiana State players pressured the Titans. The shot went up and wide right of the basket. The buzzer sounded. Indiana State University women’s basketball won their season opener at the Hulman Center Friday night. “It was a nail biter for a minute,” senior guard and forward Deja Mattox said. “It shouldn’t have came to that point, but I mean, we pulled it through. It was really exciting. I think everyone got into it hardcore.” The Sycamores went 1-0 for the season and advanced in the Women’s National Invite Tournament with the victory over the Titans. The team will travel to South Bend, Ind. to take on number two Notre Dame University. Three Sycamores were in double figures during the game. Junior guard Taylor Whitley led with 16 points and four assists. Senior center Shannon Thomas posted 15 points and six rebounds, and senior shooting guard Brittany Schoen finished the game with 10 points, three rebounds and two assists. The Sycamores trailed in rebounds to Detroit 24-40 and were 19-42 in field goals, 4-14 from beyond the three-point line. On free throws, the team was 22-27 attempts, with Whitley hitting 8-8. Detroit won the tip and was the first on the board. Schoen knocked down a 3pointer, which gave ISU the lead for the first time. The Sycamores never ceded that lead again. Schoen’s three initiated an 8-0 run by the Sycamores with senior (insert position) Taylor Whitely scoring and Schoen burying two more 3pointers. The Titans responded with a 4-0 run of their own and brought the game within three points, but the Sycamores progressively widen that gap, ending the first half 36-30, ISU. Senior center Shannon Thomas going up for a basket during the Sycamores struck first in the second half when sophomore guard Anna Munn knocked down a 3pointer. ISU vs. Detroit game. (Photo by Ernest Rollins)
ISU’s momentum continued as the team led by the largest margin of the game, 11 points (46-35), minutes into the second half. However, defensive errors by the Sycamores proved costly as the Titans slowly came within three points again following an 8-0 run. The two teams continued to trade points with the Titans within two with seconds remaining. A Titan turnover was an opportunity for the Sycamores to put this game out of reach, but Detroit won the ball back with 7.7 seconds remaining but were unsuccessful in the final play of the game. Whitley said it was only the first game, and the team did some things right and other things wrong, but the team will continue to improve as the season progresses.
“It was a nail biter for a minute. It shouldn’t have came to that point, but I mean, we pulled through. It was really exciting. I think everyone got into it hardcore.” Senior guard Deja Mattox
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Football continued from page one
Sophomore running back Shakir Bell preparing to avoid a tackle during the ISU VS NDSU game. (Photo by Ernest Rollins) The Sycamore defense was in control in the first quarter of the game. Sophomore Calvin Burnett intercepted Missouri State quarterback Trevor Wooden’s pass in the first possession of the game. Burnett intercepted the ball on ISU’s 46-yard line and returned it for eight yards. The next time the defense was on the field, junior defensive line Ben Obaseki came away with a sack for a loss of nine yards on the MSU 33-yard line. Following the three and out, the Sycamores began a 12 play, 73- yard scoring drive and were first on the scoreboard. Bell rushed for 23 yards with 3:05 remaining in the first quarter. Bell scored again for the Sycamores at the beginning of the second quarter, capping an 11- play, 64-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. The score was 14-0, ISU. Defense continued to run the Bears offense for most of the second quarter as they held Missouri State to two field goals. At halftime the Sycamores led 14-6. Momentum shifted in favor of the Bears at the start of the third quarter as a fumble at the Indiana State University 10-yard line was recovered by Missouri player Nate Davis. It set up a scoring drive for the Bears and brought them within one point. With 6:02 remaining in the third quarter, Fouch completed a 36-yard touchdown pass to Spencer and extended the Sycamores’ lead. In the fourth quarter, another fumble at the ISU 14-yard line had the potential to be costly for the Sycamores, but the defense made a stop on third and one with the ball sitting on the ISU 5-yard line. The 23-yard field goal attempt by the Bears went wide left. Both teams scored one more touchdown before the end of the game. Obaseki rushed for a one-yard touchdown, and Missouri State’s Wooden found a MSU receiver for a 12-yard touchdown
pass. An onside kick attempt by the Bears failed as senior defensive back Alex Sewall recovered it, thus ending the game 28-20, ISU. “We are obviously happy with the outcome of the game, but there are definitely some things we have to continue to work on in all phases of the game,” Sewall said. The Sycamores return to Memorial Stadium on Saturday when they host Southern Illinois University in the final game of the regular season. Kick off is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.
“As a defense, we came on the field with bad field position a couple times, but our mindset was that we had to force them to a field goal and not give up touchdowns.” Alex Sewall, senior defensive back
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Sycamores sweep the Illinois State Redbirds 3-0 ERNEST ROLLINS Sports editor
The Indiana State womenâ€™s volleyball team swept the Illinois State Redbirds Saturday night in the ISU Arena. Final set scores were (25-21, 25-22, 25-23). The Sycamores improved their overall record to 14-14 for the season and 6-10 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Sycamores are currently sixth place in the MVC . Junior outside hitter and right side Morgan Dall led the team with 17 kills followed by teammate middle blocker Shea Doran knocking down 12. Senior middle blocker Stacy Qualizza
moved to seventh on the all-time list with kills after she recorded seven during the game. Senior setter Shelbi Fouty had 38 assists and moved up to seventh place on the all-time list with 1,788 career assists. Senior defensive specialist Kiya James led the game with 15 digs. She moved to third on the ISU alltime list with 1,664 career digs. The Sycamores will be back in action when they host Missouri State University Friday and Wichita State University Saturday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. ISU seniors Fouty, James and Qualizza will be honored on Saturday.
Senior Kiya James looks on as junior Morgan Dall bumps the ball. (Photo Courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing)
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