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Friday, January 13, 2012 Indiana State University Volume 119 Issue 43

ISU officials seeking approval for new student housing Nick Hedrick Reporter

State agencies are expected this spring to approve plans for new student housing on the north side of ISU’s campus, said Diann McKee, vice president for finance and business affairs. The plans call for a 352-bed residence hall complex to be built on the current visitors pay parking lot across Spruce Street from Lincoln Quad. The complex will house fraternity and sorority organizations and is meant to replace housing that will temporarily be made unavailable due to future renovations of Lincoln Quad, McKee said. The Board of Trustees authorized university officials to seek state approval for the project last month. If the project is approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the state’s budget committee, construction is expected to start next summer. The complex is currently unnamed and McKee said officials would figure out what to call it over the next few months.

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Cpl. Cory Smith running across the country to raise awareness for PTSD (Submitted photo via GB Daniels Photography).

ISU Grad and Army Ranger, Cory Smith is running across country to raise awareness for post traumatic stress disorder. Lacey Brinegar Reporter

An ISU graduate and Army Ranger is running home to his daughter in Indiana from Columbus, Georgia. After serving four years as an Army Ranger, Corporal Cory Smith plans to set down roots in Indiana to spend more time with his daughter. While facing personal changes in his life, Smith realized that there are a lot of veterans who are experiencing challenges.

The military is in the process of a major downsize, leaving many of those affected wondering what is in store for them. Smith finds that veterans have a hard time adjusting to society after being in the military due to the loss of brotherhood. “In 2010, more than 140,000 veterans under 30 spent at least one night in a homeless shelter. Nine states claim suicide by veterans. There are 18 veterans who commit suicide every day, and that is just what is reported,” Smith said.

One night Smith dreamed that he was arriving somewhere by plane, and his father called and asked if he needed to be picked up; Smith told his father he would just run there. When Smith woke up, he decided he would run home to bring awareness to the struggles veterans experience and give hope. “You never know when you’ve prevented a suicide,” Smith said.

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Need a flu shot? With cold and flu season underway, flu shots are available at the UAP-ISU Health Center Monday-Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for students and $25 for staff. The Employee Assistance Program will pick up $10 of the cost for current employees. 

Soldier/from page 1 Gallant Few, an organization focusing on veterans helping other veterans, discovered what Smith was doing and decided to help. The organization has contacted several media sources to spread the word of Smith’s efforts. He has also been sponsored by several companies including New Balance, Detour Protein Bars and Extended Stay Hotels. Smith began his run on January 3, but has had to commute back to his base several times to complete military paperwork regarding his release. He then commutes back to the place where he finished running and picks up his trek from there. “It’s easier to run those long distances when there is a destination,” Smith said. Smith is traveling from Columbus, Georgia, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. From there, he will head to Louisville, Kentucky, and, lastly, to Indianapolis, Indiana. “I’ve had a hectic schedule due to job interviews, but it should become more of a routine,” Smith said. He plans on starting his run around nine in the morning, running 10 miles, stopping for lunch, running 10 more miles, and finishing with walking a few

miles at the end of the day to make up for some lost time. The first day of Smith’s run he faced 30 degree windy weather in Georgia. It did not take long for Smith to realize the brutality of the wind that smacks him in the face when a semi passes. The second day began well, but around his 12 mile mark it began to suck, Smith said. His third day he took off from running and ended up passing out; his body was in shock from the stress of the run. Smith’s feet are blistered, and he runs through knee pain. All the time spent running gives Smith plenty of time to think and reflect upon his life. “The person that I thought I was, is no match to the person I’m finding out I am,” Smith said. Smith has invited anyone who is interested to run with him at any point. Gallant Few is also collecting donations for the run or the organization. Within the past week, 30 people have contacted Gallant Few wanting to volunteer in some way. “Lend a hand to support veterans because they’ve been reaching out their whole body for a decade for this country,” Smith said.

Cpl. Cory Smith spending time with his daughter (Photo courtesy of Cory Smith).

“The person that I thought I was, is no match to the person I’m finding out I am...Lend a hand to support veterans because they’ve been reaching out their whole body for a decade for this country.”

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Cpl. Cory Smith Cpl. Cory Smith speaks with media during his run across the country. (Submitted photo via GB Daniels Photography).

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Scholarship money offered to Ivy Tech grads DUSTYN FATHEREE

Assistant news editor

Indiana State University is offering graduates of Ivy Tech scholarships to transfer into ISU’s technology program in the 2012-2013 school year. “We are looking for ways to increase the number of Ivy Tech graduates here at ISU, and the main reason why we haven’t had more in the past is because of tuition cost, so we are trying to help them out,” said Robert English, the associate dean at the College of Technology. Thirty-five, $1,000 scholarships will be offered for Ivy Tech transfer students. The student must turn in an application, be admitted into an approved program, be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours both semesters

and have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average. Students from Indiana and Illinois are eligible, but international and returning ISU students are not. Preference will be given to students with an associate degree. The only way a student could get the scholarship revoked is through missing classes. The scholarship is only scheduled for this upcoming academic year, English said. The number of transfer students has increased the last two years with the 2009-2010 school year with 52 transfers, and the 2010-2011 school year with 68 transfer students. If there are close to 100 transfer students from Ivy Tech next year, then it is highly probable that it will continue the year after, English said. English said that he visited different

community college campuses to talk to the deans of the Colleges of Technology in order to increase relationships and to express commitment so that the possibility of their graduates coming to ISU increases. “A partnership is being developed and we use their suggestions,” English said. “Developing a good, strong working relationship that is sustainable is beneficial to ISU and Ivy Tech.” The College of Technology is also looking to expand partnerships to the community colleges in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Columbus, Kokomo, Greencastle and Terre Haute. “We advertise this scholarship opportunity through communicating with other deans in the technology field, press releases and working with

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central administration in Indianapolis,” English said. Kara Harris, a professor and director of undergraduate student services in the College of Technology, said that a part of what the College of Technology is trying to achieve for transfer students is to make them feel comfortable long before the first day of school. “Students can think ISU is scary because they are used to a small campus and good parking, but I will advocate them and build a personal relationship to take the scare out of being at a large university,” English said. For more information on the College of Technology Transfer Award, along with other scholarships for transferring students go to:

Day of Service Monday Jan. 16 12 pm-4pm • Dede I • HMSU

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Railroad laws being enforced; students cautioned Indiana State University community members are being cautioned to cross the railroad tracks that border campus at designated crosswalks only. According to an ISU press release, persons illegally crossing the railroad tracks are subject to being ticketed, which could result in conviction for a class B misdemeanor. “The railroad police had observed students crossing the track at non-designated crosswalks,” said Bill Mercier, ISU director of Public Safety. “After verbal warnings had been given and the issue continued to progress, they contacted the prosecutor’s office who then contacted the president’s office.” The Indiana Criminal Code specifies that a person who rides, drives or walks on or along the railroad tracks at a place other than public crossing is committing a crime. “The university has been advised by the Vigo County Prosecutor’s officer that CSX Railroad Police plan to step up enforcement of this law in our area,” according to the press release. “Students and others are reminded to cross at crosswalks and stay safe.”

Penalty: • Class B Misdemeanor • 180 days in jail • Fine up to $1,000

Police Blotter Jan. 10 At 11:01 a.m., a property damage accident was reported at the Facilities Management Building. At 12:10 p.m., burglary and theft were reported at the University Apartments. At 7:45 p.m., resisting law enforcement was reported at Lot Q. At 9:18 p.m., an ill person was reported at the Hulman Civic Center.


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Jan. 11 At 9:00 a.m., theft was reported in Jones Hall. At 12:34 a.m., a found item was returned to the owner in University Hall. At 1:45 p.m., a property damage accident was reported off campus. At 2:14 p.m., a property damage accident was reported at 400 Blk. N. 5th St. At 3:22 p.m., theft was reported in Dreiser Hall. At 4:58 p.m., a found wallet was reported in Lot A. At 8:10 p.m., theft was reported off campus. At 9:47 p.m., a false fire alarm was reported at HMSU.

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Jan. 12 At 1:13 a.m., an information report was conducted in the Public Safety Department. At 5:19 a.m., a suicide threat was reported in Pickerl Hall.

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ISU officials seeking approval for new student housing Trustees/From page 1 The project’s budget is not to exceed $24 million, McKee told board members at the meeting. Funding will be drawn from residence hall reserve funds and university bond sales. When construction begins, it will be the first time new student housing has been built on campus in more than four decades. Lincoln Quad, which currently houses a mix of traditional resident students and Greek organization members, was built in 1969, according to the University Archives. Officials plan to begin talking about Lincoln Quad renovations once the new housing project is completed, McKee said. The housing project was just one of several items of action the trustees addressed at its regular December meeting. Board members also approved a 2 percent overall increase for active employee health insurance and an overall 5 percent increase for university retirees. Last semester, the university rolled out proposed changes to its prescription card program to help control costs and ensure patient safety. The proposals follow state-mandated changes to

ISU’s formulary, or the list of prescriptions covered by university insurance. Employees who now purchase a drug not listed on the formulary must pay an extra $20 per fill plus half of any cost above $20. Other changes require pharmacists to review the quantity of specific drugs to ensure they are prescribing the correct amounts and mandating safety screening. Staff Council chair Kelly Hall gathered the council’s 30 members in a regular closed session Thursday to find out whether employees had any problems with the new formulary policies. She said ten council members, including her, had already picked up prescription medications this month. “I think so far, so good,” Hall said. No changes were made to the university’s dental or vision insurance. Hall said no council members expressed outright difficulties with budgeting the insurance increase. She said economic trends indicate employees should expect annual bumps in the cost of health benefits. She said it helped that the increases came shortly after an across-the-board salary raise for employees.

ISU’s newly constructed Pickerl Hall is just one resident hall that has been constructed to accomodate ISU’s growing population (Photo by Dan Sienicki).



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Statesman editorial Snow is here, weather you like it or not

Attention students:

Yesterday, flurries quickly morphed into “light snow showers,” which, then, formed a powdery blanket of lies across the campus landscape. Welcome to your winter wonderland, ISU. For those of our out-of-state students or international friends, let’s go over the weather terminology briefly. When the forecast calls for “flurries,” what that actually translates to is anything from a couple of inches to blizzard-like conditions. Flurries are never flurries. In fact, the only place you’re going to find a legitimate “flurry” is McDonald’s. As far as weather’s concerned, flurry is a loose term for “We don’t really know what to expect tomorrow.” Wintry mix also falls under that category. And when the forecast DOES call for severe winter weather, don’t be surprised when absolutely nothing happens or you step into a tropical oasis. This is Indiana—people wear their shorts with boots for a reason here. At this university, students learn after a while not to identify the weather as “snow,” “rain,” “ice” or “wind,” but as “complaint,” “excuse,” “blame” and “inconvenience.” Being that the holiday season has ended, so has the cheer everyone once felt. Therefore, when we slip on a sidewalk, miss a class or come down with some mystery illness, we’re eager to point the finger at grounds maintenance and professors. Grounds maintenance didn’t clear the pathways enough. And, yes, there’s only an inch of snow on the ground, but the professor should have just canceled class anyway. But what we often forget is that those same people have to be out in the weather, as well. And what separates those guys from us, is they’re prepared and we aren’t (or they’re possibly robots). We mosey out of our residence halls, vehicles or apartments each morning believing the world around us will cater to our needs. The sidewalks will be completely snowless and the only things that will rain from sky are flower petals and sunshine. The real world doesn’t work that way, though. This is the season to take responsibly into our own hands. It’s a cold, slick and salt-deprived place out there. So layer up and watch your step.

“Flurries are never flurries...the only place you’re going to find a legit ‘flurry’ is McDonald’s.”

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Legislation should ring in new year with right-to-work Jan. 4 was an exciting day at the Indiana Statehouse. New rules had been imposed to limit the capacity of the Statehouse, which caused a significant outcry from union protesters, among others. However, Governor Mitch Daniels lifted the limit before session Aurora was opened and everyDreyling thing looked on track to The Pink begin. Indiana House DemoElephant crats had other ideas. On the very first day, House Democrats refused to show up to work, denying the necessary quorum to begin business. Anyone who has been following the Indiana House of Representatives for at least the past year is familiar with similar tactics used, supposedly in protest to right-towork legislation. This year, though, Republicans in both chambers have made right-towork legislation a top priority. HB 1001, as the right-to-work bill is known in the House, is coauthored by none other than Speaker Brian Bosma. In protest, Democrats refused to attend session for the rest of the week. On Monday House Democrats returned to work. Now, I won’t say they did it to avoid the anti-bolting statute that would have imposed $1,000 fines on them if they hadn’t come back, but they did have pretty good timing in that regard. They seem to have learned much from last year, however. Instead of fleeing the state for five weeks, they just hung out with union interest group representatives for a few days in a room in the Statehouse. Not to imply that special interests are responsible for this silly display of refusing to go to work, but unions did donate a substantial amount of money to the Indiana Democratic Party last year, who paid for all those hotel bills last year. House Democrats are calling for more testimony on the bill, so that everyone can be more fully informed about the is-

sue. However, many hours of testimony have already been given to the issue. It reminds me of last year’s attacks that education was being rushed through without having enough time to properly consider the consequences. They declared that enough time on testimony and debate wasn’t being given on those issues, as well, despite the many long hours—one night the House didn’t adjourn until almost midnight, talking only about the charter school bill. And the right-to-work bill is pretty simple. Right-to-work would make forcing employees to join a union or pay dues to a union in order to work somewhere illegal. Since unions are highly political and spend much of those dues on candidates that workers may not support, this makes a lot of sense from a purely freedom point of view. No one should be forced to support the election of Democrats if they don’t want to. Additionally, rightto-work does nothing to infringe upon the right to unionize. Just look at the teaching profession. Teachers are not required to join a teacher’s union, yet many still do. Why? Because teachers see a benefit from joining a union and believe it helps them. If other unions are so beneficial and necessary to high wages, won’t workers want to be a member? And this isn’t some radical, new thing that Indiana would be creating. Twenty-two other states are already right-towork. As a state that prides itself on individual freedoms and as being a leader in financial success, it’s frankly an embarrassment to not already be right-to-work. On Jan. 10, the Labor Committee passed right-to-work legislation. Next it will go before the House, and I’m sure there will be plenty of amendment attempts and heated debate. And that’s great—democracy is about hearing both sides of an issue and debate only serves to make good ideas stronger. But it’s time to stop dragging our feet and pass right-to-work legislation—particularly because there are many other worthwhile bills that deserve to be considered too.

“’s time to stop dragging our feet and pass right-towork legislation...”

Holiday season over, good movies continue To make as much without some good old-fashioned sex. money as they possi- Then some mysterious man/creature bebly could, filmmakers gins systematically picking them off and packed the holidays killing them. Not to mention that the with some really fantas- whole thing looks like it was shot with a tic movies. crappy B movie camera. I saw “The Girl with The next film in my list of January the Dragon Tattoo” and gems is “Contraband.” It’s your basic was completely blown Mark Walhberg film. If you like the away by it. Bourne films, or just have a thing for Now that the Marky Mark then you’ll probably really Megan holidays are over, enjoy this film. Walhberg plays a retired Stenftenagel however, some con man who has to do one last smugmight think that gling job in order to try and save his What’s there aren’t many brother-in-law’s life, who is also a less Playing good movies to be successful con man. seen for a while. Apparently the job goes south and the But there’s a 50/50 big bad criminals go after Walhberg’s chance that the next movie you see in family, which includes his wife, the phetheaters will be a decent film. nomenal Kate Beckinsale. There are three films out of at least six This film doesn’t look bad by any opening this weekend that I felt I should means; it just looks like something Mark tell you about. These three are “Don’t Wahlberg has already done. Go into the Woods,” “Contraband” and The last film on my list, “The Divide,” “The Divide.” is, by far, my favorite of the three. It’s The other three films a post apocalyptic film that I’ve heard are comthat takes place in New ing out this weekend, “If I had the money York City. just in case you’re inter- this weekend, I The city, and possibly ested are “Joyful Noise,” the entire United States, “Beauty and the Beast would buy a ticket looks to have been at3D” and “Albatross.” tacked with nuclear You know those $5 to ‘The Divide.’” bombs. Several of the bins that you find at residents of an apartWal-Mart? The bins ment building flee to that have some really good older mov- the bomb shelter that the paranoid landies and a bunch of terrible movies that lord has built. no one wants to watch? I’ve gotten some The shelter is tiny, and tensions mount awful horror movie compilations out as the survivors begin to get sick and of there such as the kind where you get start to turn on one another. four horror movies in one set. It has been described as a modern day This is basically what “Don’t Go into “Lord of the Flies.” When you add the the Woods” looks like. They’re releas- government into the mix, who break ing it in the theaters, and, just from the into the shelter with hazmat suits and trailer alone, it looks like it should be in try to shoot everyone, it makes me very that same bin. excited to see what they will do with this The film begins with a group of twen- film. ty-something male musicians who go If I had the money this weekend I into the woods for a weekend of song would buy a ticket to “The Divide.” As writing. In order to be closer with na- far as “Contraband” and “Don’t Go into ture, or appease the song writing gods or the Woods” are concerned, I’d probably something, they decide to smash their wait till they came out on DVD. phones with an axe. Yes, you read that Heck, I’ll probably buy “Don’t Go into correctly. the Woods” and place it right beside Some fellow girl musicians come into “Mega Piranha” and “Mega Shark vs. Githe mix because what’s a horror movie ant Octopus.”


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Volunteers being accepted for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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ISU’s Center for Community Engagement is looking for volunteers to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday by making it a day on, not a day off. ISU and the Center for Community Engagement is currently recruiting volunteers to serve at non-profit agencies around the community for the annual event taking place on Monday from 12 to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served to volunteers at noon to kick-off the event. Food will be provided by Sodexo Food Services courtesy of a grant received from Indiana Campus Connect, said Heather Miklozek, associate director for the Center of Community Engagement. At the conclusion of the luncheon volunteers will be dismissed to their respective service sites Heather Miklozek, Center of Community from 1 to 4 p.m. Sites of service include the American Red Cross, Engagement associate director CANDLES Holocaust Museum, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, the Lighthouse Mission, Ryves Hall Youth Center and the Vigo County Public Library, among many others. Volunteer opportunities range anywhere from serving soup to arranging museum exhibits. According to the Center for Community Engagement, last year’s MLK Day of Service was a tremendous success, sending over 150 volunteers to 15 public service organizations around the Terre Haute Community. “Opportunity to sign up is still available,” Miklozek said. Students can sign up by visiting http://www.indstate. edu/publicservice/events/mlkday.aspx. Volunteer signup and registration will begin on Monday at 12 p.m. in Dede I of the Hulman Memorial Student Union.

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Upcoming Events Every Third Thursday “Footloose” Thursday 9-11 p.m. Dede II

Faculty Chamber Concert Saturday 4 p.m. Tilson Music Hall

All Star Band Concert

Correction: In the Wednesday, January 11 issue, The Statesman published the date of Human Rights Day on April 1 with the theme titled, “The Right To Education.” The proper date and theme are as follows:

Sunday 1:30 p.m. Tilson Music Hall

MLK Day of Service Monday 8 a.m.

Human Rights Day

April 10

Theme: “Housing”

Day-long events with the focus on a different article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights each year as a theme

We apologize for any confusion. 

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Greeks meet for Tri-Council, new associate dean introduced

Brooks Moore, ISU’s new associate dean, was one of three guest speakers at the tri-council meeting held Wednesday. Moore, alongside Tracy Machtan, assistant director of student activities and organizations is now in charge of overlooking Greek life. Tri-council meetings are held every other Wednesday in Dede III. Every fraternity and sorority was present for the meeting to discuss chapter reports, philanthropy events and announcements. The FIJI fraternity announced their new president, junior criminology major Paul Lawson. Other guest speakers for the evening included David Walthius and Aaron Gomeztrejo of Lambda Chi Alpha (Photo by Alexa White).



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Free benefit concert to help student study abroad WHITNEY NEUKAM Reporter

The Maple Avenue Church is hosting a free benefit concert for the community on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in hopes of helping send a high school student to Germany. The concert will feature a variety of music, including popular, Christian and jazz. Featured performers will include Dan Rodriguez, Kurt Perry, several students from ISU, local high schools and the Maple Avenue Church Choir. “This event serves as a venue for a number of outstanding musicians to share their talents and gifts with the community, and it also serves as a fundraiser for anyone who is interested,” said Melissa Nail, Bayh College

of Education’s associate professor and one of the primary planners of the event. Donations will be collected during the benefit concert, and the money will then go to Topper Nail to help pay for a study abroad trip to Germany in July 2012. Topper Nail, a sophomore at Terre Haute North High School, will be performing in several of the night’s events. “He will be playing solos, duets, a piano duet and playing drum set in the jazz band performances,” Melissa Nail said. The event will be held at the Maple Avenue Church located at 1203 Maple Avenue. Light refreshments will be served during the concert. This event is free to the public, but donations would be greatly appreciated.


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“This event serves as a venue for a number of outstanding musicians to share their talents and gifts with the community...” Melissa Nail, Bayh College of Education’s associate professor and primary planner of the free benefit concert Event: Free benefit concert for Topper Nail Location: Maple Avenue Church, 1203 Maple Avenue Date and time: Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

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Community Music Center looking for students of all ages ISU piano pedagogy students and the ISU Community Music Center are looking for kids between the ages of 6 and 8 who have had some minimal piano lessons (about a semester) and would be interested in joining their classes. The $250 tuition covers both weekly classes taught by master teachers and a private lesson with a student. Classes are scheduled for Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Private lessons can be scheduled at the student’s convenience. The ISU Community Music Center also has two classes starting this week: “Beginning Voice for Youth” and “Theater Technique for Teens.” The singing class meets on Thursdays starting January 12, with ages between 9 and12 meeting 4-5 p.m. and ages between 13 and 18 meeting 5-6 p.m. Students will work on vocal practices, study various types of literature and have a performance at the end of the session. The class is taught by Anita Gambill, former director of the Terre Haute Children’s Choir. The acting class will be meeting on Tuesdays, starting Jan. 17 at 4-5:30 p.m. This class is for ages between 12 and 16. Students will work on how to become a polished actor, how to develop a character and will end with a performance. The class is taught by Sherrie Herner of the Vigo County schools and Pat Wheeler of the ISU Education faculty. Both classes are 10-week sessions and cost $100 for the semester. The ISU Community Music Center is also taking registrations for their spring Musikgarten classes: early childhood music and movement classes. Classes include singing, dancing, poetry, story-telling, playing instruments and learning music patterns and notation. The classes lay a foundation for formal music lessons later in life. There are classes available for ages birth to age 6. For more information, contact Lynette Browne in the Community Music Center office at 812-237-2739 or

What do you get if you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively?

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Answer: 5050

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

What word did Mary Poppins make famous?

May Alcott Answer: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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How to Play: Each row must contain numbers 1 to 9; each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9; and each set of boxes must contain the numbers 1 to 9.


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Women’s track begins New Year with dual meet against conference rival

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Upcoming Events Men’s Basketball

Friday at Carbondalle, Ill. 8:05 p.m. vs. Southern Illinois University Sunday at Hulman Center 8:00 p.m. vs. Wichita State University

Women’s Basketball Saturday at Charleston Ill. 3 p.m. vs. Bradley University

Track and Field

Saturday at Normal, Ill. Illinois State Dual

Senior Nikki Snearly clears high jump bar at Pacesetter Invitational 2011. (Photo courtesty of ISU Communications and Marketing.)

Ernest Rollins Sports editor

The Indiana State women’s track and field team will compete for the first time in the New Year on Saturday. The team will travel to Normal, Illinois to face off in a dual meet with Missouri Valley Conference opponent, the Illinois State University Redbirds. The meet has been a regularly scheduled meet on the Sycamores’ indoor calendar for eight years and alternates between Illinois and Terre Haute. The meet is the first on the Sycamore’s indoor schedule for the New Year but it was not the first opportunity the team had a chance to get a taste of competition for the new indoor season. In December, the team competed at Eastern Illinois before leaving on break for the holidays. Senior hurdler Sarah Snapp said the challenge of break is refocusing once the semester starts. This makes the upcoming meet more important than the one in December. “This is another beginning to our season,” ISU women’s track and field head coach, Angie Martin said. The two schools compete in a dual scored meet for the Coughlin-Malloy Cup, named after two former coaches of the two schools, John Coughlin and Bill Malloy. “It is a sense of pride to go up against a conference rival and in the past we have been successful as a combined men’s and women’s program against them,”

Martin said. “We will work hard to bring the Cup back to Indiana State again this year.” Martin said the meet is scored with the top four places earning points, with a limit of only two members per team being able to score. The winner of the dual meet is determined by a combined score of men and women. The Sycamores have won the meet 6 of 7 times since the meet’s creation in 2005. Currently, the Sycamores have won the last five consecutive meets. ISU women’s track and field head coach, Angie Martin, said that returning to the lineup is junior thrower Felisha Johnson enters the meet as an automatic qualifier for the women’s weight throw. Martin said the competition in the throws will be good, but led by Johnson the female throwers will be able to match. Johnson threw 21.67m (71’1.25”) at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird meet in December and is currently second in the nation behind MVC conference rival senior Jeneva McCall of Southern Illinois who threw 23.02m (75’6.25”). Other Lady Sycamores, Martin said, to look out for would be sophomore runner Leeann Michl in the open 800m, junior hurdler Stacia Weatherford, senior sprinter Jaquelle Spencer, who returns this season after being able to compete last year due to an injury, and senior pole vaulter Nicole Hope. Hope jumped a collegiate personal best at Eastern Illinois this past December when she cleared 4.08m (13’4.5”). Her accomplishment currently has her ranked third nationally for the season. “This weekend against Illinois State is just one stepping stone to conference in February,” senior high jumper Nikki Snearly said.

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ISU men’s track rivalry against Illinois State MEL LOVEALL

Assistant sports editor

The Indiana State University men’s track team are set to participate in the Illinois State Dual meet this Saturday, coming off their best indoor season in school history. “The team was young last year, so our hope is with another year of training and experience behind them, we should see substantial improvement,” said Head Coach John McNichols. Indiana State and Illinois State have a long-standing rivalry for the Coughland-Molloy Cup. The cup was named in 2005, when the meet began combining men’s and women’s scores, honoring former Illinois State coach John Coughlan and veteran Indiana State coach Bill Malloy. ISU has won the cup in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Whereas Illinois has only taken the cup home once in 2006. “Illinois State will be a very tough opponent again this year, and if we are fortunate to pull off another victory I am sure it will be by the closet of margins,” said McNichols. The top four places in the meet earn points. However,

only 2 athletes per team may score. The point system awards 5 points to first place, 3 points to second, 2 points to third, and 1 point to fourth. “We have a team full of excellent athletes,” said senior distance runner Craig Padgett. “But what has set us apart from the rest in the MVC is we have multiple athletes capable of scoring in every event, and this weekend will be no exception.” Returning for the Sycamores, sophomore hurdler Greggmar Swift enters the meet currently second in the nation for men’s 60 meter hurdles. Swift’s performance in the Eastern Illinois meet in December propelled him to second place, where he established a time of 7.85 seconds. Senior high jumper Major Clay will compete for the first time this season after missing the earlier December meet. Joining Clay is freshman high jumper Jonathan Christensen, who in his senior year of high school led the nation. Another notable returner is junior thrower Brandon Pounds. Pounds was unable to compete last season due to an injury. The meet is scheduled to begin at noon at Illinois State, Junior Dexter Childress throws shot put in the 2010 Saturday. Indiana State Quadrangular. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing.)

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Springing into Sycamore Athletics

The seasons may have changed, but the men and women of Sycamore athletics continue to be hard at work on the court, track and in the field. With a new year come new challenges, new contests and the pursuit of new titles. Last spring was an exciting year in the world of Sycamore athletics. The Indiana State men’s basketball team defeated the Missouri State University Bears and claimed the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Championship Title. The successes at the conference level propelled ISU once again to the national stage as they competed in the NCAA Division I March Madness Basketball Tournament. It was thrilling, when drawing up potential brackets for the tournament to scribble ISU. The gentleman put up a valiant effort against a bigger, more experience team in Syracuse University, the first round opponent for ISU. Now, there is a target on the backs of ISU as they are the conference defending champions. Winning a title maybe hard but it is more difficult to repeat. In addition to this target on the back of ISU players, is that thirst to go to the dance again and improve on last year’s effort. It will not be a walk in the park, the team is currently off to a slower start (2-3 in the MVC) compared to last year (4-1) and are plagued by injuries with sophomore guard Jake Odum battling (insert ailment). Nonetheless, with thirteen conference games left in the season before the tournament the Sycamores are still very much capable of going the distance once more. Another success of last spring will be the men’s track and field team as they swept

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the MVC Championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field. A feat only few schools in the nation are able to do. This fall the men’s cross country team successfully defended their MVC title, the first step for not just repeat conference championships but another three-peat. However, this season maybe more difficult than last. With such close finishes indoors and outdoors in the previous year, winning by one indoors and three outdoors, the thirst for victory must be stronger than ever if repeated success is possible. Let’s not neglect, however, other teams who are showing the potential to accomplish great things this semester as well. The women’s basketball team under head coach Teri Moren continues to show growth and development as the season progresses. Currently the team is 3-0 in the MVC currently meaning they are off to a good start, but the challenge now comes with the upcoming road game. For the season the team is 2-5 on the road. It will be interesting to see how the team handles their first road conference game. With the momentum of the three consecutive wins maybe it would trump the absence of home field advantage. In addition the Lady Sycamores could pull in another victory and down the road improve on their fourth place finish in the MVC Women’s Tournament last year. The women’s track and field team recruited some new talent for the 2012 season beginning this weekend with Illinois State Dual Meet. Of the recruits are state champions Demetra Camble and Kayshea Martin as well as the 2011 Division II Women’s Discus Throw Champion Mary Thiesen. In the returners sophomore thrower Felisha Johnson is to defend her national title in the women’s weight throw. Johnson already qualified automatically for the upcoming NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in March.

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Sycamores “white-out” Wichita State scheduled for Sunday Ernest Rollins Sports editor

The Indiana State men’s basketball team continues conference competition this weekend. The Sycamores are scheduled to compete against Southern Illinois University Friday when they travel to Carbondale, Ill. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. The Salukis enters Friday’s matchup 2-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference following a 77-65 loss to the Missouri State Bears (insert location). The Sycamores also enters with a 2-3 conference record when they defeated the University of Evansville Tuesday night at the Hulman Center, 80-78. For the season the Sycamores have been 1-2 in away conference games. The Sycamores fell to the Drake University Bulldogs, 64-79 and the

University of Northern Iowa Panthers, 48-65. In conference play the Salukis are 1-1 at home losing to the Wichita State University Shockers 8373. Following Friday’s game, the Sycamores are scheduled to return to the Hulman Center to face off against another conference opponent, the Wichita State Shockers. The Shockers are currently 4-1 in the MVC. Wichita State faces off against Bradley University Friday night at home before travelling to face the Sycamores. The Student Government Association (SGA) is promoting a themed event for the Wichita State game. Students are encouraged to wear white in an attempt to “White-Out” Wichita State. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Members of the Men’s Basketball team cheer on teammates during the 2011 “white-out” game (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

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January 13, 2012  

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