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Coronary Heart Improvement Plan gets students in shape Jessica Neff Reporter
ISU is now offering classes provided by The Coronary Heart Improvement Plan (CHIP) with goals of improving overall student health. With 26.8 million diagnosed Americans, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the country, states the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. “As many as 73 million Americans have high blood pressure,” the National Stroke Association website stated. “Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages, or roughly 8.3 percent of the U.S. population,” US Department of Health and Human Services website stated. Dr. Hans Diehl has founded a program called CHIP in the hopes of changing these statistics for the better.
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December commencement deadline approaching The last day to apply to graduate in the December commencement ceremony and have your name printed in the commencement program or to be considered for Latin Honors is Friday. December commencement is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 11:45 a.m. in Hulman Center.
Priority registration begins Monday Priority Registration for seniors begins next Monday, Nov. 7 and continues through Dec. 2. If you have applied to graduate in December 2011 but still need to enroll in undergraduate courses beyond that date, you will need to update your intended graduation date through your Portal account or by contacting the office of Registration and Records. Students will be able to register for Spring 2012 and Summer 2012 courses during this registration period.
ISU ponders lower retention rate MEL LOVEALL Reporter
ISU officials are working to understand why ISU’s retention rate dropped this fall. “The direct cause is unknown,” said John Beacon, vice president of enrollment management. A university’s retention rate is the percentage of students who return after their first year of enrollment. This fall, 58 percent of students returned compared to 63 percent of students in Fall 2010. ISU enrolled 2,566 full-time, first-time students in the fall of 2010, and only 1,491 returned sophomore year, Beacon said. Beacon said the most important thing to do is to help students realize before they get here what
pursuing a college degree entails. “Students who are motivated are twice as likely to succeed,” he said. “Students need to keep their eyes on the brass ring.” Beacon said the way to improve retention rates starts with educating students early on about being successful in college. This can be done at campus visits, student orientation and the fall welcome. “Students not only need to start strong,” Beacon said. “But they need to finish strong.” He said that making connections to the university, or even acquiring a part time job, is “the key to success.” Students are more likely to succeed in academics if they feel they are valued, he said.
Retention rate dropping: • Fall 2011: 58 percent returned • Fall 2010: 63 percent returned • Fall 2010 enrollment: 2,566 (fulltime, first year) • Students who returned for sophomore year: 1,491 Information courtesy of Jennifer Schriver, associate vice president for student success
Elonda Ervin named ISU diversity officer DAVE TAYLOR
ISU Communications and Marketing
Elonda Ervin, an Indiana State University graduate and staff member, has been tapped to serve as the university’s diversity officer. Ervin has spent the past six years at Indiana State University as an active member of the Diversity Council. She has collaborated with numerous minority, Greek and women student organizations to increase persistence among those diverse populations. “I am pleased to have Elonda moving into this important role, and I look forward to working with her to continue the progress that has been made in the past few years,” ISU President Daniel J. Bradley said in announcing Ervin’s appointment. “Efforts to diversify our faculty and develop an environment that embraces the diversity of individuals, ideas and expressions are critical to preparing our students for today’s global economy.” As university diversity officer, Ervin will co-chair
the President’s Council for Diversity with Josh Powers, professor of educational leadership and special assistant to the provost for academic initiatives. “I look forward to continuing to work with faculty and staff colleagues in meeting and exceeding diversity related initiatives at Indiana State,” Ervin said. Powers said Ervin’s background will be a valuable asset as diversity officer. “Dr. Ervin has particular expertise on issues of diversity, most notably, but not limited to her, research on black male success at historically white institutions,” he said. “She also has intimate familiarity with the needs of students and built strong bridges with the academic community, tools and experiences that will serve her well in this position. President Bradley has made a good choice in selecting her as a campus leader, facilitator and advocate for diversity. I look forward to working with her.” Ervin is currently director of experiential learning in the ISU Career Center. She previously served as associate director of the Career Center and interim director of the African-American Cultural Center.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 • Page 3
ISU alumni help younger generations succeed
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BRAZIL, Ind.—In the evening, Maurice (“Mauri”) and Janice Modesitt roll out of their garage sporting their pride in Indiana State University. They cruise their neighborhood, through the nearby golf course and over to Forest Park. Along the way, they stop and visit with their neighbors and friends. “They say we know where you’re from,” Janice said with a laugh. She’s the one who convinced the golf cart company to replace the beige roof and seats with white to go with the royal blue paint. “They’ll see us and say, ‘Well, I’m not surprised,’” Mauri said. In case anyone missed the significance of the blue and white cart, ISU stickers make it clear that their devotion lies with the Sycamores. “We appreciate what Indiana State has given us, as I hope you can hear in our story,” Mauri said. “It has given us the opportunity to do what we have done and to have a happy time doing it.” Mauri grew up in Cory and was the first in his farming family to enroll at Indiana State. There, professors guided him into what would be his life-long work. “This is why I am so appreciative,” Mauri said. “A couple of really kind, caring professors saw potential in me, but not in the area I was in, and they took me aside.” They suggested he become an elementary teacher and he enrolled in those classes. “And it just went from there,” he said. “Every year it got better and better academically.” He also excelled athletically and let-
tered in tennis. A large photo of him graced the old ISU gymnasium until that building burned in 1984. After he graduated from ISU in 1958, he taught fifth grade in Brazil for a year before the Air Force called up his weather team to active duty. A year later, Mauri returned to teaching fifth and sixth grade in Brazil and working on his master’s degree in education. Soon Mauri would reconnect with a woman who would “keep him hopping to a tune.” Janice grew up in Center Point and attended Ashboro High School. From when she was 4 years old visiting her dying mother at Clay County Hospital, she knew she wanted to be a nurse. “I had to climb on boxes to get up to the beds, they were so high,” she said. “And the nurses came in white, and I just thought they were the neatest looking people and caring people. I decided right then I wanted to be like them, never changed my mind at all.” When she graduated from high school, she enrolled in Union Hospital’s nursing program, which included classes at Indiana State. She graduated from the program in 1960. One evening, as Janice sat with friends at the Eat-a-teria, which was located at 25th and Wabash, Mauri came in to grab some food after a graduate class. Janice, who cheered for Ashboro, knew Mauri from his basketball playing days at Cory. “He was a very good basketball player,” Janice said. “He wasn’t interested in girls. He was interested in basketball.” That had changed. “I spoke to her, and then I called her and from then on it was history, as they say,” Mauri said. But a decision had to be made. Janice had just finished her final interview with Trans World Airlines to be a stew-
ardess. In addition to meeting height and weight requirements, stewardesses also had to have some college education or to be nurses. They also had to be single. The airline company had scheduled Janice to start in September 1960, but then Mauri called. “We were dating and she asked me would I still be here if she did her stewardess deal for two years,” Mauri said. “I wanted to do it for at least two years,” Janice said. “And, you know, honestly, I said, I don’t know if I’d still be,” Mauri said. Janice came to a decision. “I decided I would rather have him than be an airline stewardess,” she said. They were married Christmas Eve 1960. In the years since, Janice worked as a nurse while Mauri taught and then became a principal at Meridian Elementary in Brazil. They raised their three daughters—Michelle, Marci and Marla. Then John Newton, emeritus vice president for alumni affairs and constituent relations, asked the couple to once again become involved at ISU. They became involved in the Clay County Alumni Club. Mauri served on the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors, including a stint as president of the board in 1993. Then in 1994 - after he retired as a principal - he spent one year as the interim director of alumni affairs money. The Modesitts have shared all three with us.” In 2010, Mauri received the first John P. Newton Spirit of ISU Award, which is given by the Indiana State University Foundation to a person who exemplifies dedication and service. Newton said the selection of his longtime good friend made him “feel good.” “He and Janice are so generous, but the award is not based on money,”
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Newton said. “It’s based on service and his love for Indiana State.” The couple has attended numerous homecomings, reconnecting with friends met through the years, as well as the past 20 Distinguished Alumni Award banquets. Mauri continues to serve on the Bayh College of Education Congress as the alumni representative. “Mauri and Janice exemplify Sycamore Pride. Students are at the heart of their efforts to make a difference at ISU,” said Bayh College of Education Dean Brad Balch. “Whether it is scholarship support, alumni club involvement or service to the college, their contributions clearly impact our students in so many positive ways. I am proud to say that the college is stronger because of Mauri and Janice Modesitt.” Through those years they often donated money to scholarships, including one set up in Newton’s name when he retired. However, they decided to do more. They recently established scholarships in nursing and education. “All three of our girls have gone to college and we realized the burden parents have of getting their children through school today,” Mauri said. “Why wait until you die?” “You’re not going to take it with you,” Janice said. “You came into this world with nothing and you’re going to leave with nothing. What you have, give it to someone who deserves and needs it.” As a third generation Indiana State student, Carlee Bell, a sophomore from Brazil, said she is proud to continue the legacy started by her grandparents and parents. She also plans to follow her grandmother into the nursing field. “I think it’s great that my grandparents are able to contribute to nursing and educational scholarships to help others. Helping others has been their life goals so to continue that through
scholarships, makes me very proud,” Bell said. “I have learned from them to make goals for your life, reach for those goals and attain those goals. Be happy and share that with others!” To apply for the education scholarship, students must be master’s level and working toward a K-12 administrator’s position. First preference will be given to male students from Clay County, Ind., in an effort to address the decline in the number of men entering K-12 education. “We need so many more men in elementary,” Mauri said, adding that an estimated 45 percent of children do not have fathers in their homes. “I see what I think is a need, especially for young boys today, to have a father image, if you please. Where are they going to get it? YMCA or Big Brother, but 180 days a year they can get it in a classroom with a man teacher. That is why we established what we did on the educational side. We’re just concerned about the future, young kids and who’s raising them or educating them.” They established the nursing scholarship to help bring more nurses into the field. “They just need a lot of nurses, I think, in the community,” Janice said. “There are a lot of things in healthcare you can do once you get that degree now in nursing. You can go umpteen different ways, there are so many specialties anymore. It just will take you lots of places.” Carly Pell, a sophomore nursing major from Brazil, has been the recipient of that generosity for the past two years. “Receiving this scholarship meant that I had just a little less stress about being in debt from college loans. It made it possible for me to afford to be admitted to the ISU School of Nursing,” Pell said.
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Crimes and Consequences CHRIS SWEENEY News editor
Drunk student’s BAC registers 0.35 An ISU student was arrested Saturday for public intoxication and minor consumption in Rhoads Hall. Officers were dispatched to the 12th floor of Rhoads Hall in regards to an intoxicated male, according to an ISU Police report. The suspect, Derek G. Bernacki, 20, was identified by police in the lobby where they detected the odor of alcohol emitting from his person. According to the police report, Bernacki was unsteady on his feet. He was also given a portable breath test, which resulted in a blood alcohol content of 0.23 The legal limit in Indiana is 0.08.
Bernacki was transported to the Vigo County Jail for charges of public intoxication and minor consumption, according to the police report. The Vigo County jail administered another breath test upon arrival that registered a 0.35. Jail staff advised that Bernacki need edto be cleared through medical staff before being accepted, with fear that damage had been done to the suspect’s system due to the alcohol consumption, according to the police report. Bernacki was taken to Union Hospital where he was cleared and then transported back to the Vigo County Jail, according to the police report.
Student arrested for receiving stolen bike ISU police officers arrested an ISU student Monday for receiving stolen property. Julian N. Taylor, 18, was arrested after officers observed him get on a bicycle that had previously been reported stolen, an Indiana State University police report states. According to the police report, the owner of the bicycle contacted dispatch after seeing the bike parked in a bike rack
near Burford Hall. After officers located the bike and confirmed that it was the property stolen, surveillance was conducted to identify the suspect. Taylor was identified on the bike and after a further investigation, was taken into custody, according to the police report. Taylor was booked in the Vigo County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, according to the police report.
Police Blotter Oct. 28
At 5:48 p.m., an information report was taken off campus.
At 11:31 a.m., a found bank card was reported at the Student Recreation Center. At 12:06 p.m., an information report was taken at Lot 5. At 2:11 p.m., property damage was reported off campus. At 3:42 p.m., an item was confiscated at Rhoads Hall. At 4:06 p.m., an ill person was reported at Cromwell Hall. At 6:37 p.m., a theft was reported at the Student Recreation Center. At 11:06 p.m., lost property was reported at North Fifth and Chestnut streets. At 11:59 p.m., a suspect was reported for being in possession of alcohol.
Oct. 29 At 12:07 a.m., a suspect was cited for driving while suspended. At 1:30 a.m., an ill person was reported at Mills Hall. At 2:37 a.m., a fire alarm was reported at Sandison Hall. At 4:13 a.m., battery was reported at the Lincoln Quad. At 1:53 p.m., an information report was taken at HMSU. At 6:38 p.m., a suspect was arrested on a warrant off campus. At 8:03 p.m., a suspect was cited for driving while suspended. At 8:48 p.m., a suspect was arrested for public intoxication and minor consumption at Rhoads Hall.
Nov. 1 At 4:46 a.m., a suspect was arrested on a warrant at the 900 block of Spruce Street.
At 4:08 p.m., an injured person was reported at Lincoln Quad.
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Event to promote environmental sustainability Dave Taylor
ISU Communications and Marketing
Terre Haute is taking the lead in examining the issue of environmental sustainability. The community will host Indiana’s first GreenTown summit Nov. 16-17 at Indiana State University. The event, which will take place at University Hall, is designed to bring the public and private sectors to create healthy, sustainable communities. Sponsored by Our Green Valley Alliance for Sustainability, “GreenTown: The Future of Community” will feature speakers and workshops designed to work toward creating a sustainable Wabash Valley. “Terre Haute is becoming a city which is much more aware of itself and how the things that it does make an impact on the state and on people in the community,” said Sister Jean Knoerle, president of Our Green Valley Alliance and president emerita of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. “When we founded Our Green Valley Alliance, we wanted to be a part of this new understanding in the city.” Terre Haute is home to Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Refuge, the largest facility of its kind in any urban area in the Midwest. The city and Indiana State University are working together to further develop Indiana’s state river for recreation while protecting the environment along the waterway. “Indiana State is committed to sustainability and is pleased to help broaden these efforts by hosting this conference,” said ISU President Daniel J. Bradley. “There is much more that can be done, and it is great to see the momentum growing in our community for more sustainable practices.” Bradley will deliver a welcome address along with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett. Several ISU classes will be in attendance, and Jim Speer, professor of earth and environmental systems at Indiana State, will talk about the university’s sustainability efforts. Sue Sluyter, head of food service at ISU, will detail Sodexo’s work to create quality food with a local, organic and healthy approach. Green jobs, healthy food and community sustainability planning will be key components of GreenTown. On Nov. 16, two half-day events will be held focusing on colleges and universities and on primary education. The Terre Haute folk band “Yearbook Committee” will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Cost to attend GreenTown Terre Haute varies depending on
ISU students canoe down a portion of the Wabash River Saturday with President Daniel J. Bradley and his wife, Cheri. The state’s first summit on environmental sustainability issues is scheduled for Nov. 16-17 in University Hall. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing) whether participants are students, members of nonprofit organizations or non-affiliated community members. The full program, along with pre- and post-conference workshops and registration links, is online at www.greentownconference.com. GreenTown is co-produced by Seven Generations Ahead, an environmental organization that advocates for development of ecologically sustainable and healthy communities and assists clients in implementing zero waste strategic plans and composting initiatives to foster linkages between local farmers and school food services; and a5, a brand consultancy with experience in sustainability, healthcare, non-profits and communities. In 2007, a5 founded GreenTown with Seven Generations Ahead and since then has produced nine GreenTown events in the Midwest. GreenTown’s Terre Haute sponsor, Our Green Valley Alliance, includes the city of Terre Haute, Downtown Terre Haute Inc., Indiana State University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, RoseHulman Institute of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College, Union Hospital, Vigo County School Corporation, Trees, Inc., Wabash Valley Community Foundation and the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.
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Bob Dixson - Mayor of Greensburg, Kan., which was destroyed by a tornado in 2007. Dixson is now spearheading efforts for his community to become environmentally and economically sustainable by taking advantage of the latest renewable energy resources and rebuilding all city-owned structures to current sustainability standards. • Richard Jackson - Professor of health, University of California at Los Angeles. Jackson is a medical doctor and chair of the environmental health sciences department at UCLA. His research centers on the effects of pesticides on human health and the environment. He argues that we can live healthier lives through food, exercise and doing a better job of managing our built and natural environments. • Scott Russell Sanders - Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English, Indiana University. Sanders will offer his perspective on the human role in nature, the pursuit of social justice, the relationship between culture and geography and the search for a spiritual path.
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Election Day around the corner Do you know what next Tuesday is? Yes, it’s November the 8, the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. And that means it’s Election Day. This isn’t a presidential election year or even a midterm—so who cares? It’s still an important election, because many local officials are on the ballot and local decisions often have a greater impact on your everyday life more than national decisions. So are you ready for Election Day? It is important to figure out if you’re registered to vote. If you aren’t, that’s okay—just make sure you get registered so you can participate in the next election. If you are registered, then you need to figure out who is on the ballot. Indiana has an awesome website to give you that information—as well as other voting information—at www.indianavoters.in.gov. Even if you are registered to vote in your hometown, this website will provide the same information. From there, you can click on “Review candidates on my ballot” or scroll to the bottom and click “Who’s on your ballot?” My ballot only has two offices, each with a Democrat and a Republican running: two candidates running for mayor and two candidates running for city judge. Now that you know who’s running for office, you need to figure out who you want to vote for. In today’s world of technology, learning about a candidate is very easy—many of them have websites. Both Fred Nation and Duke Bennett have websites that will tell you all about who they are and what they plan to do if elected Mayor of Terre Haute. Last week, I reviewed Nation as candidate for mayor. This week, let’s look at Duke Bennett. Duke Bennett is the current mayor of Terre Haute and was elected four years ago in 2007. A lot has happened in the past four years. Most obvi-
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ous to college students are the efforts to revitalize downtown that have increased the atmosphere of the area just south of campus. Many new businesses have moved there in the past few years, and as someone who’s been around since 2007, it looks way better. And this revitalization is ongoing. I’m pretty excited to see how downtown continues to evolve. Duke Bennett has also worked to update policies regarding sewage and wastewater treatment, to eliminate the “bad smell” Terre Haute has emitted for years. His successes as mayor speak for themselves. Duke Bennett is the kind of leader that our city needs. One important characteristic of a good leader is the ability to recognize the talents of others and utilize those talents to their best abilities. This means surrounding yourself with capable individuals and allowing them to focus on specific areas. Not everyone is suited to perform the same duties, and no one can be the best at everything. Additionally, Duke Bennett is fairly historic in terms of partisan politics. For many years, Terre Haute has been an area that was heavily dominated by Democrats—Republicans need not apply. The current city councilman and county councilman are Democrats—yet Duke Bennett works with them to create a stronger Terre Haute. Duke Bennett is an uncommon example of putting partisan politics aside and working for the public good. This ability to work with elected officials of the opposite party is becoming increasingly rare—and increasingly important. The issues facing our city, state and nation are not partisan issues—working together is the best way to solve them. Voting is one of the easiest, yet incredibly important, ways you can participate in our democracy. Voting allows your voice to be heard without saying a word. Having an informed vote is incredibly important—we all hate listening to the crazy person in class who clearly has no idea what they’re talking about. So inform yourself. Learn about the candidates, and make an educated opinion. And don’t forget to cast your ballot on November 8.
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Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan helps rich, hurts poor Michael Laub In the Democrat’s Corner
It seems that Herman Cain came out of nowhere in the presidential election, despite being supported by the Koch Brothers for years, and he is taking the Republicans by storm. Even though most of Herman Cain’s plan for America is shrouded in secret (like who he is going to appoint at the head of the FED, his energy plan and even his plans with Afghanistan), he has come out with his 9-9-9 tax plan to “help” America. For those of you who do not know the tax plan, it is very simple plan that reduces taxes to nine percent sales tax, nine percent business transaction (corporate) tax and nine percent income tax. This might sound like a good plan at first, but remember there are zero percent capital gains tax and zero percent tax on money through dividends. This seems to favor a certain group, and here is a hint—it’s not the poor or the middle class. I do not need to tell you that having sales tax at nine percent is completely ludicrous. It’s almost adding a tenth of what are you paying for an item. This is a huge disadvantage to the poor and middle class, and makes life even harder for them. There are people in this country right now who are having trouble paying their bills and having to decide between food and medicine. With this plan, it would make getting food even more expensive, and also this is going to cause a tax increase for over 84 percent of Americans. You might ask who is getting the decrease in tax rates. If you guessed the rich, then you are correct. The income tax of the rich will be reduced from 17 percent to nine percent and, with donating to charity and other tax breaks, that might be reduced to almost
zero or one percent of their total income being taxed. You also have to remember that most of the rich don’t get their money from income, but from capital gains and stocks. This means that the majority of their income is untouched. This plan lowers the taxes of the rich, so they keep almost all of their money, and taking it from the poor. This is straight up class warfare, and Herman Cain does not want to help anyone who can’t blow their noses with hundred dollar bills, perform legitimate business deals, actually care about the common man. Almost all the people in this country will pay nine percent more in taxes and cause them to actually lose more money than the current tax plan. The plan also has no economic benefit to our system because it will lower the amount of government income and cause us to go further into debt. We will never be able to pay off our debt, and this country might go bankrupt if we do not increase the taxes on the rich and open up other sources of revenue. If we keep ignoring this problem and keep giving money to the rich, we will never get out of our current economic crisis. You might also think that we can get out of this problem through “trickle-down economics.” This is the belief that if we give more money to the rich, then they might spend/invest it and cause the money to go back to the workingman and help save the economy. Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but that does not work because it would require the rich to actually invest in American business and not go overseas with workers. Do not fall for Herman Cain’s propaganda. He is just trying to make his rich buddies richer and leave us paying the bills.
“This is straight up class warfare... Herman Cain does not want to help anyone who can’t blow their noses with hundred dollar bills...”
What stance is the 99 percent taking? Leia Zoll Let’s Get Political
Lately, a Canadian-based group has been “occupying” Wall Street, calling themselves the 99 percent, in representation of the wealth distribution in America. Being that one percent of citizens are holding all the wealth, they are representing the low and middle class America, the 99 percent that are left. The Occupy Wall Street movement has been going strong and receiving national attention since they landed in New York on September 17th, and many believe that they are wearing out their welcome. However, the governor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, said in a press conference, “People have a right to protest, and if they want to protest, we’ll be happy to make sure they have locations to do it.” We know what the problem is—they stated that clearly—but what is it they want exactly? Well, Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine knows better than most of us what their terms are, and they record it as: better jobs, more equal wealth distribution, low or no bank compensation, reducing corporate lobbing, bail outs for student debts and mortgage holders, not just for banks and auto companies. How do the protesters plan on fixing these issues? What are the ramifications? How
do we do this? How does standing in the rain and snow in a park help these issues? Most of America is not even aware of the people claiming to represent them, and quite a few of our representatives have been dressed for Halloween since they arrived in September. The Occupy Wall Street movement now has financial support. Although they want no actions through lobbying, the money will be going towards stunts in their front line or possibly more picket signs. It seems this movement is a stunt. If they are searching for no political stance to make a real difference and only plan on standing in the rain, then these protesters won’t see a real change in America, just a Wikipedia page in their honor that they can look back on. Sure, they have some corporate backing, the good ol’ boys of Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream and some original hippies and philanthropists. With flavors such as Phish Food and Cherry Garcia, there is no denying their true 70s spirit. So, while the 100 to 200 protesters are camping out in Zuccotti Park, they do it without tents, in blankets because sleeping bags are not allowed. This protest is almost over if this is how they keep their ranks. Winter is coming, and frostbite is unpleasant.
“...these protesters won’t see a real change in America, just a Wikipedia page in their honor that they can look back on.”
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Art gallery to open new exhibit Joshua Julian Reporter
The ISU Art Department will unveil its MFA Art Exhibit featuring mixed medium artwork by artists Edward Tufte, Josef Albers, and Paul Rands on November 7. Barbara Racker, University Curator, said that people will be able to view recent works by four MFA candidates; Sangjun Baek, Alan Bundza, Petra Nyendick and John D. Shearer, at the University Art Gallery, in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, and MA candidate John Schartung at the Bare-Montgomery Gallery, in Fairbanks Hall.
Racker said the exhibitions include a diversity of mediums, from monoprints and digital prints to audio, video and mixed media installations. Baek will introduce his Samsung myPhone advertising campaign and packaging designs. The design principals of Edward Tufte, Josef Albers, and Paul Rand inform his work. Bundza’s mixed media installations include drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. Using images of man-made objects and drawings of celluar organisms, he explores the ongoing relationship between manufactured and natural environments. In her mixed media and acrylic sculptures, Nyendick
explores how grid systems revolutionized the world. Her sub-narratives include the perception and distortion of reality, the isolation and fragmentation of contemporary society and consumer culture. Nyendick said “experimenting with materials that are unfamiliar to me is a thrilling experience. I like to explore combinations of the opaque, translucent and transparent; the visible and hidden. No absolute truths exist within my work, and irony or delusion may lurk beneath the surface. This establishes an interactive dialogue with the viewer and encourages use of memory and imagination to complete that which is concealed and indiscernible.”
Shearer’s documents regarding his autobiography marks his triumph over a life-threatening disease. His photographs have appeared in numerous regional and national publications. Schartung creates complex monoprints with five mediums - watercolor, woodcut, linocut, foiling and Chine Collé. He uses texture to give weaker colors dominance over more vibrant colors. The exhibition will be free to the public and will run from November 7 through the 22. Guests will be able to meet the artists at a reception in the University Art Gallery on Friday, November 11 from 5 to 7 pm. For more information, contact Barbara Racker at 237-3787.
University Speaker Series: Heidi Cullen Wednesday 7 p.m. Tilson Auditorium
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Sycamore Session Auditions Thursday 6 - 8 p.m. Arena B93
The Gallery Program has been in existance since 1985 anc seeks to collect, preserve, and exhibit contemporary art work as well as deepen the understanding of the visual arts. (Photo courtesy of The University Art Gallery facebook page)
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Students rebel against ISU visitor JED/FROM PAGE ONE MIKAELLA DELA PENA Features editor
Students stood tall next to Brother Jed Smock with hand-written signs in an attempt to retaliate against Smock’s message Monday afternoon. (Photo by Alexa White)
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Students congregated around the fountain Monday afternoon in an uproar as Brother Jed Smock, a regular ISU visitor, sat above the crowd with a sign that read, “YOU DESERVE HELL”. Smock, a 1965 ISU alumnus, has been visiting the campus several times in the past years, with goals of “preaching the word of God,” Smock said. Smock identifies himself as a member of the Protestant religion. Students were observed approaching and yelling at Smock, while several others took the initiative to create their own signs in protest to Smock’s presence, including junior theater and English secondary education major Samual Clark. Clark stood next to Smock displaying a hand-written sign in contrast to Smock’s that read, “YOU DESERVE
HUGS.” Smock answered all questions students presented to him and had business cards readily available for those interested in his cause. “All men deserve Hell because all men sin,” Smock said. “He who turns his face towards Hell turns his back on God.” Smock does not deserve Hell, he said, because he has faith in Jesus Christ and had his sins forsaken. While some students left the fountain in tears, others found humor in the controversy. “It is hilarious,” freshman business management major Ben Worland said. “Personally, I like the ‘YOU DESERVE HUGS’ sign much better.” According to Smock’s business card, visit brojed.org or contact Smock at email@example.com for any questions or comments.
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CHIP/FROM PAGE ONE CHIP is “an educationally intensive lifestyle intervention program with more than 50,000 graduates worldwide,” according to the CHIP website. Dr. Kathleen Steinstra is the main sponsor of the program. She has a family practice north of Union Hospital but takes time out of her schedule to come to every meeting. “The purpose is to help people learn how to better their health,” Steinstra said. “Over 150 programs are offered and collect data. It is a proven program.” Classes are open to anyone interested in lowering their chances of heart disease, high blood pressure, adult onset diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. “The program is divided into four parts,” Dr. Steinstra said. “We teach low fat, low salt, high fiber and low in processing. We encourage con-
suming fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes and whole foods.” The program also encourages “show and tell,” where participants will share recipes and cookbooks they have come across that include the ingredients and ideas of the classes. Gordon Pleus, a graduate of the program, was on five pills daily, including a pill for diabetes. “After the eight week program, I was down to one and a half,” Pleus said. “As of August, I am pill-free.” “I read about it and saw it on television,” Rosa Lee Weir, a student in the program, said. “I wanted to lower my cholesterol, so I thought this would help.” Dr. Jean Kristeller, a retired ISU faculty member, is also a student in the program. “I was on the board of Maple Center for Integrative Health [which is a
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sponsor of the program], and I also do research on weight management,” Kristeller said. 20-year old student Reta McClarry is one of the youngest students in the program but believes that people of all ages can take initiative to better their health. “My grandmother told me about [the program], and I said I would do it with her,” McClarry said. Tom Orman, a cardiologist, was dragged by his wife to attend the classes but said it has helped him personally with problems he has had in the past. Joann Orman, wife of Tom, said the program “is the best thing she has ever done.” The CHIP program costs $399 for an individual or $650 for a couple. Scholarships are also available. “We encourage people to do the program in couples,” Dr. Steinstra
said. “It helps to have someone eating the same food that you are and to have a support system outside the classroom.” With the program, members are also provided with a notebook that lays out all the classes, including the recipes that will be prepared during class.
“The purpose is to help people learn how to better their health.” Kathleen Steinstra, CHIP sponsor
Students sign up to join fight against cancer
College Against Cancer hosted a Relay for Life sign-up Tuesday evening in Dede I for next year’s big event. College Against Cancer promotes awareness through cancer education and advocacy. (Submitted photos)
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Trend of the Week
Fashion scene buckles down on high-waisted belts TIA MUHAMMAD Reporter
The trend of the common belt has proven to be a necessity among people around the world for centuries. The latest of which is a new take of taking the belt from around the lower waist, and raising the belt to fit just below the bust. Women have flocked to this trend to accentuate their curves in all the right places and attempt to bring the eye up from the sometimes unflattering stomach area and up to the smaller area right below the bust. According to contributing fashion writer, Elizabeth McGolerick, of Suite101.com, belts are a must-have wardrobe staple that can slim down any figure and add pizzazz to any outfit. It’s just a matter of knowing how to choose the right style, color and material to complement your clothes and flatter your figure and body shape. Brittany Roberts, a freshman exploratory major, explains how she styles the belted trend. “I usually put belts on top of long shirts I have. Sometimes I like to put them on with sweaters and even like blazers,” Roberts said. Belts bring a natural waist to a stylish look.
Jasmine Smith, a junior, belted a formal dress and paired it with leggings for a business casual look. “I have to go to work in between classes so I’m always dressed up. I put a belt on actually because it’s way too big for me, plus I wanted to dress it down a bit,” Smith said. Figuring out how to wear a belt with different styles can be a bit tricky, so here are Elizabeth McGolerick’s tips on what to wear with a belt: • Wear a belt over a shirt and sweater: Whether you opt for a T-shirt and cardigan duo or a tunic and fly away sweater, belting the pair allows you to manipulate where you want the fabric to fall (and stay put). • Wear a belt over a button-down blouse: Look pulled together and stylish in a simple button-down blouse and sleek belt. • Wear a belt with a blazer: Belt a casual pullover with a rustic-looking belt or spruce up your favorite new boyfriend jacket with a wide, buckled belt. • Wear a belt with a dress: Whether it’s a sweater dress, sheath dress, or shapeless dress, a belt can create an ensemble transformation. For more tips on how to wear your belts in a trendy way, visit Suite101.com.
Taking advantage of the high-waisted belt trend allows the wearer to manipulate how the fabric falls on the body, resulting in a flattering figure. (Photo by Emily Reed)
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Student Athlete Profile: Craig Padgett
Upcoming Events Women’s Basketball Friday at Hulman Center 7:05 p.m. vs. Bellarmine
Men’s Basketball Saturday at Hulman Center 12:05 p.m. vs. Truman State University
Cross Country Friday Hoosier Invitational at Bloomington, Ind. 3:30 p.m.
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Craig Padgett holding his Cross Country All Conference Craigh Padgett and teamates competing in the 2011 Missouri Valley Cross Country Conference Meet on Sunday. (Courtesy ISU communications and marketing) trophy (Photo by Richelle Kimble)
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In his senior year of running cross country for the Sycamores, Craig Padgett finished fourth, earned All-Conference honors and contributed to the team’s third consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Championship Title. “There is no feeling that compares to winning a championship with some of your best friends, and to win it three times, (five times including track), is just an absolutely incredible feeling,” Padgett said. Padgett began his running career at Indiana State University in 2006. Padgett said he made verbal commitments coming out of high school to the University of Pittsburgh. After jumping on the idea of missing a day of school for an official visit to Indiana State University, Padgett said he enjoyed the visit so much that he broke his previous commitment and came to Terre Haute. In his collegiate career, Padgett trained for cross country in the fall and indoor and outdoor track and field in the spring. Part of his workout regime involve running miles which are recorded each week. In the summer months, Padgett said he can average up to 120 miles a week in preparation for the upcoming cross country season. In season, he said, the average is closer to 100 miles a week. He added that the men’s cross country team utilizes the various trails and parks in Terre Haute and West Terre Haute to run. Padgett was named All-Missouri Valley Conference in 2009, 2010 and 2011. His highest finish in the conference meet was fourth place in the 2010 and 2011 conferences. Padgett’s personal best in the 8k was 24:35 in the 2009 Bradley Open. The time earned him the sixth fastest 8k time in Sycamore cross country history. Padgett was also named All-Great Lakes Region when he finished 23rd in the 10k. Padgett’s time of 31:39:85 is the 10th fastest 10K time in ISU history. Padgett said his most memorable moment in collegiate cross country was two years ago at the MVC Championships at Bradley University. He said it was cold, muddy and Southern Illinois University was the preseason poll favorite. The Sycamores defeated Southern Illinois by one point to take the title that
year. Padgett said he became involved in running as a result of his high school coach’s influence. Padgett said during his freshman year, he tried out for the high school football team but was not large enough. It was then, he said, that the cross country coach approached Padgett who said the had the potential to be all-conference by his junior and senior years. Padgett did better than expected. He won conference his sophomore and senior year. Padgett said, in his sophomore year, he won or was part of the winning team in every track event he competed in. “I’ve been running cross country for the last eight years of my life, and it has provided me with some of the best memories of my life,” Padgett said. “Not because of the things I accomplished, but the people I met and the friendships I have. I will miss all the people I’ve met when I graduate and don’t get to do this anymore.”
“There is no feeling that compares to winning a championship with some of your best friends, and to win it three time, (five times including track) is just an absolutely incredible feeling.” Craig Padgett, senior runner
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A historic run by the St. Louis Cardinals ends with a World Series Title
With an improbable, miraculous and outstanding season, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series. This resilient Cardinals team was the ultimate “Cinderella Story” this year. The Cardinals came out of nowhere just to make the postseason, and now they are the World Champions. This magical run started back on Aug 25. There were 30 games left in the season, and they were 10½ games behind the Atlanta Braves for the National League Wild Card. Nearly everyone had already written these Cardinals off, but they were not ready to lie down and give up. They had an incredible month in September and won the Wild Card on the last game of the regular season. This was the largest comeback in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Cardinals then went on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers to win the National League Pennant and faced the Texas Rangers in the Columnist World Series. Final Score The climax of this impossible run had to be the 9th 10th and 11th innings in Game six. Twice, in the 9th and 10th innings, the St. Louis Cardinals were down two runs and down to their final strike. Twice these perseverant Cardinals scored two runs to tie the game (another MLB record). They capped off these comebacks in the 9th and 10th innings with a David Freese walk-off home run in the 11th. The Cardinals then, after allowing two runs in the first inning, came back once again in game seven to win their 11th world title. The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals portrayed a great story and showed that, with a “never quit” resilient mentality, anything is possible. This wasn’t just another World Series. This series was possibly one of the greatest of all time. Four out of the seven games ended within two runs. Game three was a 16-7 slugfest with Albert Pujols belting three homeruns. And game six was arguably the greatest World Series game in the history of the MLB. David Freese was named the MVP, and it was well deserved for his performance in game six and game seven, but there were so many other heroes for the Cardinals that are worth noting.
Allen Craig had a crucial late game pinch hit single in game one and game two. Albert Pujols hit a record-tying three home runs in game three. Chris Carpenter pitched thre games in the series without a loss. And lastly, Lance Berkman batted in the two runs in the 10th inning of game six and had an amazing batting average of .423 during the World Series with five RBIs (Runs Batted In). A “Cinderella Story” like this is what makes sports so great. This year, the Green Bay Packers, in the NFL, barely made the playoffs, but they knocked off the Steelers to win the Super Bowl. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the highly favorited “super team” of the Miami Heat. And the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers. The year of 2011 has to be known as the year of the underdog in professional sports. You cannot script stories like this. The Cardinals miraculously made the playoffs, were down to their final strike twice in game six, and still managed to win the title. With the way this team played this postseason, it was nearly impossible not to cheer for them. This will definitely be a year in MLB that we will never forget.
“A “Cinderella Story” like this is what makes sports so great. This year, the Green Bay Packers, in the NFL barely made the playoffs, but they knocked off the Steelers to win the Super Bowl. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the highly favorited “super eam” of the Miami Heat. And the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers. The year of 2011 has to be known as the year of the underdog in professional sports.”
Six Sycamores named Missouri Valley Conference cross country scholar-athletes Kevin Jenison
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Six members of the Indiana State cross country team were named to the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete teams it was announced today by the league office. Four members of the men’s team and two members of the women’s team were selected for the honor. Members from the Sycamore men’s team included senior Jeremiah Vaughan, senior Craig Padgett, junior Dustin Betz, and junior Albaro Escalera. Sophomore Jessica Zangmeister and senior Kacie Klem were named from the ISU women’s team. Vaughan, who carries a 3.55 grade point average (GPA) while majoring in Exercise Science, was honored for the third straight year. Only six other Sycamores have been recognized as a ScholarAthlete for three seasons including George Condy, Michael Disher, Jordan Fife, Aaron Harding, Scott Keeney, and Isaiah Stafford. The current senior finished second at the 2011 MVC Championships and joins three former Sycamores who also finished second at the MVC championships including Kyle Hobbs (1991), Jordan Fife (2005), and Michael Disher (2010). Indiana State has never had an individual champion. Padgett, Betz and Escalera each earned the second Scholar-Athlete recognition. Padgett (3.23 GPA in Exercise Science) finished fourth at the 2011 Championships, Betz (3.33 GPA in Aviation Management) was sixth, and Escalera (3.53 GPA in Exercise Science) was seventh. Zangmeister and Klem were honored for the first time. Zangmeister (3.42 GPA in Nursing) finished 11th at the 2011 MVC Championships while Klem (3.99 GPA in Psychology) was 20th at the Championships. The 2011 MVC Cross Country Championships were contested Sunday on the LaVern Gibson
Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Family Sports Center and hosted by Indiana State. Scholar-Athlete honors require athletes to meet performance standards as they must finish among the first 20 runners at the conference championship, hold at least a 3.2 GPA and be a sophomore in athletic and academic standing to earn a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete team. The Indiana State men won the team title for the third straight year and the sixth time in the past eight years. Head coach John McNichols was named the MVC Men’s Coach of the Year for the eighth time.
2011 Missouri Valley Conference ScholarAthlete teams: • • • • • •
Jeremiah Vaughn Craig Padgett Dustin Betz Albaro Escalera Jessica Zangmeister Kacie Klem
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Sycamores hit the court this weekend in exhibition games The Indiana State University Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will hit the court for the first time this season this weekend. Schedule of Events: Women’s Basketball Game ISU vs. Bellamarine Friday Time: 7:05p.m. Hulman Center Men’s Basketball ISU vs. Truman State University Saturday Time: 2:05 p.m. Hulman Center