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Annual feminist play raises awareness about women’s roles and values SAMUAL CLARK Editor-in-Chief A cast of characters ranging from an eight-year old girl to a seventyyear-old woman explained their perceptions about rape, violation, mutilation beauty, sex, orgasms, anger, love, passion and women’s rights. In an event sponsored by the Feminist Majority and the Office of Diversity, the annual rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” and “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” helped bring awareness to the ISU community Friday and Saturday. Built from interviews with over 200 women, feminist activist Eve Ensler originally developed her plays because she was, as the opening speech delivers, “worried about vaginas.” While “The Vagina Monologues” is an entirely female cast, “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer” features male voices. Together, the performers from both plays raised money through ticket sales, T-shirts and chocolate pops molded into the shape of vaginas. All proceeds from this event went to the local Counsel of Domestic Abuse and V-Day — a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Indiana State’s performance was held two nights over the weekend and held 22 different speeches that ranged in topic from a man who overcame his severe depression and displeasure with his art by destroying other’s art and eventually allowing women to destroy his body for the sake Actresses featured in the play “The Vagina Monologues” share their stories with an audience at of their retribution against their ISU Saturday. The play highlighted voices that represent the female experience as a celebration of CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 feminity. The event helped raise money for local non-profit organizations (Photos by Kira Clouse).

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ADLER INGLESBY Reporter Indiana State will welcome a Michael Jackson tribute band to the Tilson Auditorium Saturday at 8:30 p.m. as a part of the Black Alumni Weekend. “Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band” has been touring worldwide and is a culmination of the music, dancing and shows that Jackson brought to the stage. Stephen Borkowski, a senior marketing major, assisted in getting the Michael Jackson tribute band to come to Indiana State and made sure this would be a concert everyone would appreciate. “We wanted to provide a concert experience that students, alumni, and community members alike would enjoy,” he said. According to whosbadmusic.com, the show that the Michael Jackson Tribute Band puts on is “jaw-dropping” and a “must-see spectacle.” “‘Who’s Bad’s’ live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true king. Their power-packed performance of Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as must-see, the website says. “[It is] the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2


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Borkowski said, “there definitely has been buzz across campus for the concert, and we hope to keep that excitement going up until the concert. It is not too often that a large-scale concert event takes place on campus, so that alone has created some buzz.” He also said that from the reviews and the footage he’s seen, the tribute to Jackson is a great show, especially considering the inexpensive ticketprices. “Just from reading reviews and watching footage from previous shows, ‘Who’s Bad’ is the real deal. Concertgoers are not going to be disappointed, and at only $12-$15 a ticket, it is really a bargain,” he said.

The tribute band is extremely popular, and according to their website, they’ve sold out in numerous venues, countries and continents. “Who’s Bad” has sold out in “nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, [along with] selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha,” the website notes. Students can purchase tickets through ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by calling the Hulman Center Box Office. Student tickets (with a valid ISU Student ID) are only $12, and non-student tickets are $15.

Corrections:

Corrections policy:

The staff of the Indiana Statesman made the following errors in the March 21 edition of the newspaper. On page one, the date of the newspaper was inaccurately referenced as April 19, 2013; and throughout the story “Fraternity returns to campus,” the organization Lambda Chi Alpha was incorrectly spelled. On page two, Brianne Hofmann, rather than Andrew Christman, was credited as both news editor and author of “Sorority housing nears completion, rooms fill fast.” On page three, the brief concerning the West-Central Indiana Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force was given an incorrect headline. Misspellings of the words charity and and success appeared in headlines on page four and five. On page five, the photo of the Dale Griffin Memorial Wabash Valley Championship is courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing. The Statesman regrets these errors.

The Indiana Statesman welcomes comments and suggestions, or complaints about errors that warrant correction. The Indiana Statesman will promptly correct errors of fact and clarify potentially confusing statements if reported. To report an error email StatesmanEditor@isustudentmedia. com or phone (812) 237-3289. Comments on editorials may be e-mailed to StatesmanOpinions@ isustudentmedia.com or faxed to (812) 237-7629. Readers dissatisfied with a response or concerned about the paper’s journalistic integrity may reach the student publications director at PublicationsDirector@ isustudentmedia.com or (812) 2373025. The Who’s Bad Tour, billed as the “Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band” performs at ISU Tilson Auditorium Saturday. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $12 with an ISU student ID. (Photo courtesy whosbadmusic.com).


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Bone density tests give insight to student researchers Dave Taylor

ISU Communications and Marketing When Denise Allee went shopping at Terre Haute’s Honey Creek Mall on a recent Saturday, she left with some peace of mind. Future health care providers from Indiana State University had set up a booth inside the mall’s main entrance, offering free bone density scans as part of a research project. “We have a few bone problems that go in the family, so I just thought I would go ahead and have it checked out,” said Allee, 59, of Bloomingdale. “I was surprised how good I did.” Surprised and relieved — “very relieved,” she said, following the simple two-minute test and after answering a few questions about her weight and level of physical activity at age 27. “We’re doing bone scans to see if their activity levels have increased their bone density or if they were sedentary and have decreased their bone density,” explained Lindsey Sims, a graduate student in

physician assistant studies. Sims and two of her fellow students are testing a theory that being overweight as a young adult can result in decreased risk for osteoporosis later in life. “We’re hypothesizing that if you’re overweight, then you’re putting weightbearing activity on yourself, on your body and on your bones, so that would have an equivalent effect of working out at the gym,” she said. So far, the students in Indiana State’s College of Nursing, Health and Human Services have found most women who have the bone density test done are at low risk for osteoporosis. Still, said Sims, the research could help today’s young women recognize the importance of weight-bearing activities and how they could benefit them later in life. But researchers stress it is healthier overall if those weight-bearing activities Jenifer Fortney of Hindsboro, Ill., an ISU graduate student in physician assistant come from working out in the gym, rather studies, prepares to conduct a bone-density screening at Honey Creek Mall in Terre than carrying around a few extra pounds. Haute (Photo by ISU Communications and Marketing).


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Blumberg Center raises awareness for disabilities Betsy Simon

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The group conducts health fairs and other events to remind people of disability issues, which impact 20 percent of the population when family and friends of the disabled are included, Ciancone noted. The Disabilities Awareness Working Group has 15-20 members who attend meetings and events regularly and about 50 people involved in select events, which Ciancone sees as one of the group’s strengths. “We don’t compare timecards to see which of us is more devoted,” he said. “Groups and individuals in Disabilities Awareness Work Group get involved in areas where they feel they can make the most impact. We know that it won’t help anyone to bicker and make life difficult for each other, so we work as a collaborative group of people dedicated to what they do, and I think we have a lot of successes.” Some of the group’s greatest strides have been made through community engagement in conjunction with the Business Leadership Network-Wabash Valley to build understanding with

employers about the benefits of including people with disabilities in the workplace, he said. “We try to help people overcome any reluctance they may have to working with people with disabilities,” Ciancone said. “Over time, those efforts have helped us gain support from businesses and agencies who do not work with people with disabilities on a day-to-day basis, but who support what we do. I think it shows that we are making an impact.” The support the Blumberg Center has thrown behind the working group is necessary to the organization’s mission, said Karen Rusk, chairwoman of the Business Leadership Network-Wabash Valley. “BLN, along with the Blumberg Center, are front and center in those efforts, leading a volunteer committee of large and small business leaders and agencies who provide employment and other services for persons with disabilities,” she said. “The committee members work hard to encourage local employers

to hire persons with disabilities and provide support when they do.” Rusk said education and recognition are vital parts of the Leadership Network’s success in the Wabash Valley and the Blumberg Center is a valuable partner in training, education and public awareness. The outreach to people with disabilities was spotlighted at a Feb. 28 recognition award presentation, which was the working group’s new kickoff event for Indiana Disability Awareness Month this year. “This was the first year we did recognition awards for people and businesses that go beyond for people with disability,” Ciancone said. “Along with the awards, Disabilities Awareness Work Group continues to show that people with disabilities are abled by bringing them out into the community for service events and hosting employment fairs to talk to employers and human resource managers about the advantages of hiring people with disabilities.”

What began as a month-long partnership to coordinate events for Indiana Disability Awareness Month in March continues four years later through the Disabilities Awareness Work Group. The organization’s nearly 50 service agencies and private individuals continue to be effective in providing for the needs of people with disabilities in the Wabash Valley, said Carol Wetherell, director of Indiana State University’s Blumberg Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education. The center is housed at the Bayh College of Education and focuses on research, program development and outreach activities to benefit people with exceptionalities. “Service agencies meet monthly to plan core activities and to share what is happening within their organization,” she said. “Having knowledge of what others are doing allows us to be billboards for each other. If we hear of a particular need we can provide referral information.” Recognized with the Community Spirit Award by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People a few months after the group’s inception in 2010, the group’s members include such organizations as Hamilton Center and the Vigo County Public Library. The organization does not focus on any one particular disability; members come to the table for the common purpose of assisting people with disabilities, as well as their families and employers. Pete Ciancone, a working group member and executive director of the Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center in Terre Haute said the Blumberg Center is an invaluable partner in organizing events and keeping issues of the disabled community in the public eye. “The organization’s title gives the mission. Disabilities Awareness Work Group is designed to keep disability issues in front of the public,” he said. “We do anything we can to help people remember our disability community, which includes about one in five of us. It’s a means of positive recognition of what The Blumberg Steering Council is composed of individuals from the department of elementary, early and special education, disabilities are and what people can do.” and the Department of Communication Disorders and Counseling (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).


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Indiana State students win real estate competition Betsy Simon

ISU Communications and Marketing Indiana State University students toppled teams from Indiana and Ball State universities to capture their first win in the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties University Challenge. The nine-member team of undergraduates from Ed Gallatin’s real estate finance class received a winner’s shovel and trophy that will be placed at Scott College of Business. The team also won $5,000, which Gallatin said will be seed money to start a new scholarship for students interested in real estate. The challenge, which was a case study simulating situations encountered by commercial real estate professionals, required students to create a marketing and development strategy for the use of a 22-story building in downtown Indianapolis. “It was definitely a surprise [to win] since we were competing with schools that had graduate-level students there and schools with majors in real estate, but we felt confident going into it,” said Evan Magni, a senior finance major from Linton who served as one of the project’s three presenters. “When I went into this, real estate wasn’t really on my mind as a career, but now it looks more promising since I’ve had contact with professionals in the field and we did well in the competition.”

“I didn’t care if they won or lost. I only cared that they put in their best effort, which they did. I’m proud of what they accomplished.” Mark Writt, team coach The case study was less financiallyfocused than past years and centered more on market studies, said Ken Martin, who runs the University Challenge for the property association’s local chapter. “Indiana State had an executable strategy that the committee looked favorably on,” he said. “The students gained real-life, working knowledge that they’ll need in the real estate profession on a day-to-day basis, while also networking and be opened up to possible

The winner’s shovel and trophy will be placed at the Scott College of Business (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

job opportunities in the future with their names are out in the industry.” It was no small feat for Indiana State to unseat Indiana, which had been the reigning champions since the challenge started in 2012. “It’s a David and Goliath story,” said Gallatin, who teaches Indiana State’s only two real estate courses. “IU has a real estate major and a real estate club and Ball State sent a team of graduate students, so I was pretty proud of what our students were able to accomplish. I knew they worked hard. I had a feeling going into the competition that they would do well and they definitely pulled it off.” The students were assisted by team coaches Mark Writt, a 1984 Indiana State graduate with degrees in communication and marketing who is senior vice president of industrial services/brokerage at CB Richard Ellis, Inc. in Indianapolis and Sarah Morey, Witt’s assistant at CB Richard Ellis who also graduated from Indiana State in 2004. “It was good to be able to get someone of Mark Writt’s caliber to come over

here and coach our students as they went from textbook material to real-life application,” Gallatin said. “They had to cold-call people who do these things for a living, so they not only got to meet the movers and shakers of Indianapolis real estate, they gained practical experience and networking opportunities.” Writt invited students to his office in Indianapolis to meet his colleagues as part of the students’ research, which required them to prepare a PowerPoint presentation and 15-page narrative. “They had to reach out and make an effort to contact resources in the community, ask questions and speak with professionals in the business,” Writt said. “It’s beyond what their typical school class schedule required and it’ll be good for them as they move towards the job market.”Writt said students were challenged in the process of this class to think about the case statement. “We reminded them continually to read the case study,” he said. “I didn’t care if they won or lost. I only cared that they put in their best effort, which they did. I’m proud of what they accomplished.”

Writt was reassured that his and Morey’s effort, which included coming to Terre Haute twice a week for six weeks to teach the case statement, was worth it when he received a note from a student who participated in the challenge. “The note said that the case study was the best thing he’d been involved in during his four years at Indiana State. That’s pretty good,” Writt said. “The goal was to finish the project, but they did more than that. They won. You could tell they built up confidence and self-esteem by the smiles they had when they heard they’d won, and they should be excited.” It is Writt’s hope that the college will add another real estate class. “I know I wouldn’t be in this industry if it wasn’t for someone giving me exposure to it,” Writt said. “If the project gets a student to think about working in this industry, then it was worth my time. I always thought I’d come back in some way, volunteer or donate money when possible. I was taught at an early age that others help you and you need to give back when you can.”


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Tesla Motors works to change automobile industry As the American car industry finally inches its way out of the Great Recession, there is one car company that wants to upset the applecart. Tesla Motors plans to build a new battery factory to make their electric cars cheaper. They’re facing legislation five different states Columnist from on the way they sell cars. Unlike the big three automakers in America, Tesla Motors wants to change the way we buy cars. Currently, we go to a hometown or national dealer that has been authorized to sell the cars for the manufacturers. Tesla is working to change this system by selling directly to customers. They plan to skip right over the dealerships, cutting out the middleman. As of April 1, New Jersey joins four other states that say factory-direct car sales are illegal. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has decided to fight this by encouraging consumers to take the short trip into New York to purchase the cars they sell. Even though franchised dealerships have been a staple for years, Musk is not looking to get rid of them, but rather expand them after establishing a market base. The reason there are so few factorydirect dealerships is because of the costs they incur. The auto-maker would have to not only build but sell, fix and maintain every part of the car. Again, Musk is not looking to break the mold. Instead he wants to improve on it and try his hand at both making and selling the cars. Under Musk’s innovative mind, Tesla could become a powerhouse

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in every aspect of the car industry. If Tesla Motors were allowed to sell factory-direct in every state, it would require local dealerships to change the way they do business. The cars at Tesla Motors are unique, so each customer who buys one gets to have their very own experience. Tesla’s cars are built with the high-income group in mind, with prices ranging from $70,000$120,000. They know that the electric car they are selling was crafted to last and not to be pumped out in masses like current automakers do. Tesla’s plan to open a battery factory will drive down the price of batteries, lowering the prices of electric cars across the market. Musk has big plans for Tesla and hopes he does not to disrupt the U.S. car industry along the way. This innovation could plunge car prices in the next three to five years. When you finally leave college and get that big-kid job, you may be able to afford one of the world’s most luxurious electric cars at an affordable price. For the consumer, these are great changes; for the salesmen, it does not look so good. Haggling over prices is a practice unique to salesman, and since Tesla’s cars have a fixed price, this will no longer be an option. Tesla’s cars have a fixed price because they do not have the luxury of selling 25,000 cars a day. One thing a salesman can do is take a trade-in and have the shop fix it and then sell it as a used car. Tesla Motors is not currently equipped to do anything of the sort, making it hard for the salesman to close those few The Tesla Motors company is producing its own batteries and attempting to sell their precious sales. I personally cannot wait to see where cars directly to consumers, getting rid of the need for middlemen (Statesman photo). Musk takes this company. He has experience and knowledge that many of us could only hope to develop. The way needs to change. If not now, when will we, as a nation, think of doing business we? individual and collective, expressed in the Statesman and the student staff’s selection or arrangement of content do not necessarily reflect the attitudes of Indiana State University, its Board of Trustees, administration, faculty or student body. The Statesman editorial board writes staff editorials

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North Korea tries to show South Korea who is boss

You know, North Korea just does not stop causing problems. They have a history of antagonizing their neighbor, South Korea. This time they decided to make it a little more open than before — discounting that time a war happened, obviously. government as well Columnist The as military of North Korea have fired 25 short-range rockets into the open waters, claiming that it was necessary for internal purposes. Their media clarified that, “It is justifiable self-defense behavior for us to conduct these military exercises in order to preserve peace in the region and to protect the safety of our people and our country.” That may sound like a bit of technical hogwash without proper context, so allow me to clear a few things up.

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South Korean Ministry of Defense spokesperson Kim Min-Seok has been recorded by CNN as believing the rocket launches to be a response to a joint drill by South Korea and the United States of America. It was then stated by South Korea that they’re still trying to determine North Korea’s intent, and they strongly suggest North Korea to back off. I have trouble taking this possible bit of pre-wartime news seriously. It’s simply too early to know what’s going down. Kim Jung-Un’s reign as North Korea’s beloved dictator doesn’t have the same history his late dad’s did. If it was Kim Jung-Il in power, we’d know he was up to causing trouble that could be easily handled. Jung-Un, however, is a relatively unknown commodity in this particular situation. Let’s say he does have the stones to actually threaten South Korea and the U.S. Let’s take a look at it from a third party’s perspective. The U.S. and South Korea are doing some joint drills that could be seen

as intimidating, so North Korea does its own drill to prove its worth in the face of the joint operation. This could justify the rockets on some level, but even then, why would we not react to let them know we’re the big dogs? Because it’d be like kicking the tar out of the poor kid for trying to play baseball with a stick instead of a bat. It is important to mention that the weapons used by North Korea were rockets, not missiles. Specifically, they were Free Rockets Over Ground. They were Sovietera rockets that, for lack of a better comparison, are oversized mortars. You aim them where you want, launch them and hope that they don’t miss. There’s little to no guidance and no computers. This is why no one uses them anymore; missiles are all-around superior. Can anyone guess why North Korea would use such awful artillery? A few conspiracy nuts could point to it as preparation to use the nukes North Korea

is supposedly making, since the electromagnetic-pulse of a nuke going off wouldn’t mess with the non-computerized rockets. Let’s be honest, North Korea has never had that kind of foresight and probably never will. More than likely they’re using the rockets because they don’t want to waste their good stuff. This is just a bluff of theirs and they don’t genuinely want to start anything, because their good stuff is our throwaway candy. The truest answer, based on what I know about North Korea’s resources, is that those are their big guns. If so, relax. We have nothing to worry about, because their “threats” are as intimidating to us and our allies as a bee is intimidating to a rhino. Like I hinted at earlier, it’s a bit too soon to know what North Korea is actually doing. Let’s allow them to do their thing and carry on about our business.

Conservatives fighting for Asian-American support A n a l y z i n g relationships between race and politics is huge in understanding how racial minorities vote, how legislation affects them and how well represented they feel they are in the political process. However, when we discuss minorities and politics it typically Political focuses on Latin Columnist Americans, women and African-Americans. Following Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican Party once again acknowledged that their strategy with minority voters should change in order to capture their votes, especially the votes of women and Latinos. According to Politico contributors Alexander Kuo, Neil Malhotra and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, one group that is routinely forgotten is Asian-Americans. According to their article “Why Are Asian-Americans Mostly Democrats,” Asian-Americans are — spoiler alert — mostly Democratic.

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In some sense this is counterintuitive when we consider what we know about party affiliation. As the highest-earning ethnic group in the country, it’d be conventional to assume that they would actually be more conservative because the more money you have, the more likely you are to be conservative. However, with 73 percent of Asian-Americans voting for President Obama in 2012, that definitely is not the case. Kuo, Malhotra and Mo set out to understand why Asian-Americans are part of the Democrat’s minority base. The old conservative angle of poor brown and black people “taking” rather than “making” completely misses AsianAmericans, according to Josh Barro at the New York Times. Barro says that the Republican issue with drawing in minority voters does not apply as well to Asian-Americans because policies that “alienate” AfricanAmericans and Hispanics generally do not alienate Asian-Americans because of their high levels of income and education. But despite the economic differences, Asian-Americans become even more Democrat when reminded of their shared

political interests with Hispanic and African-Americans. It is a little surprising that AsianAmericans are not conservative-leaning, but when we evaluate how their race is perceived by Conservatives, a mostly white group, it’s not very surprising at all. The Politico article mentions that “racial microaggressions” really affect this group’s politics. The Microaggressions Project defines microaggressions as “subtle ways” in which verbal and body language projects “oppressive” notions and privilege. There are thousands of microaggressive phrases that include “You aren’t really black though, you act white,” and “Where are you really from, though?” Asian-Americans face microaggressions that range from commenting on how good their English is, to inferring that Asian-American isn’t really “American.” Though they may earn high incomes and boast more education, the Republican Party is still not particularly open to Asian-Americans because they are a racial minority that Republicans still struggle to appeal to. If the Republican Party can somehow

manage to draw in Asian-American voters, then they would bring with them some serious leverage. As mentioned by Kuo, Asian-Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the country and their political clout is on the rise. In order for Republicans to gain their support, the party will need to reconsider its approach to all minorities. And though some would like to count those half-baked diversity attempts with Marco Rubio and Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivering State of the Union responses, there are no serious signs of the party really opening up in measurable ways. Between now and the 2014 midterm elections, there is not enough time to redefine their approach. But without question there is enough time between now and presidential election to shore up minority voters. Whether the GOP will actually commit to that cause remains to be seen. Until then, Democrats can rejoice in representing the highest-earning, most educated and fastest-growing ethnic group in the country.


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attackers to a woman who needed the world to know that one cannot love vaginas without loving the hair surrounding them. Her ex-husband would force her into shaving herself, making her feel uncomfortable and exposed. Each play centered on men and women telling their own stories for the sake of change. “I hope people take away a sense of purpose. Every time I see the play, I just want to go out and do good things,” Julia Rosenzweig, a performer in “The Vagina Monologues,” said. Actors have been working since November on their performances. under the direction of Sarah Balana Molter, Kristi Hipp, Chelsea Richardson and Karissa Light. “This is my third year being in the show. And last year, there was a lot of grad student involvement in the show, and a lot of them were leaving, so we really wanted to keep the show going because it’ something that isn’t well known around campus,” Hipp said. “I think that it’s something that is very important for college students to know that this is still going on and that they have power in them to make change.” According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, There is an average of 237,868 victims — age 12 or older — of rape and sexual assault each year. Statistically speaking, that leads to roughly one victim every two minutes. “Probably the hardest thing for both of us was managing and making sure that we were putting in 100 percent, because I know that they students were working really hard,” Molter said. Both Molter and Hipp, who are currently completing their final year as graduate students, felt the pressure between the approaching graduation date, planning an Alternative Spring Break Trip and managing the play. However, the effort appeared to pay off, Molter said.

“It was really cool, seeing some of the students come out of their shells,” she said. “So it was great to see them coming into themselves and getting up on the stage.” Hipp said her role as director was a rewarding one. “There’s this really interesting shift that happens from when they audition where they are nervous and they giggle because they have to say the word ‘vagina,’ and I don’t know what causes it, but suddenly you can tell that they’re more empowered and their walking a little taller and they’re just more proud.” Hipp said. “It’s really empowering to know that you, as a director, had a role to play in that.” Both Molter and Hipp encouraged the actors to take a personal role in the process. “We wanted the actors to have a lot of autonomy over their roles. We wanted this to come from a very personal place, Hipp said. “I know for me, I was raised in a house where women were to be seen and not heard, and I wanted people to know that if you see something or you hear something, that you can stand up and you can say something.” To many of the actors, the sense of personal involvement really hit home. Both Rosenzweig and fellow actor Jenny Roxas have been involved in women’s activism by working with the Women’s Resource Center. “I feel good. I haven’t been in something like this since middle school,” Rosenzweig said. “It’s something like fulfilling a lifelong goal.” Excitement over the play extended to the audience. “They’re awesome,” adjunct faculty member and academic adviser Tiandra Finch said. “You can tell that they put a lot of work into it.” Human development and family sciences major Erica Lomax agreed. “It really gives you a different perspective from your own on these subjects,” Lomax said. “You really feel what they feel.” After receiving a standing ovation

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The annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” took place Friday and Saturday night and showcased many different situations women face (Photo by Kira Clouse).

Saturday, both cast and crew walked away pleased. “When I was doing this in my undergrad program, so many people would think, ‘Oh you hate men,’ or ‘this is a lesbian group.’ But that’s not what

this is about,” Hipp said. “Giving a voice to people who don’t have that, letting them speak up, I think that’s the most important part,” Hipp said.


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Samual Clark Editor in Chief Indiana State gamers found the to “Werewolf ” – a live-action game in opportunity to network at the second which each player is assigned a specific annual Role Player’s Guild spring expo character, personality and role as all must attempt to hunt and kill the evil werewolf Sunday. The Role Players Guild is a student in disguise before being killed themselves. Other games being previewed and organization focused on playing table tops, deck-building and trading card played included trading and deckbuilding card games such as “Sentinels games and PC or console video games. Roughly four years ago, the guild of the Multiverse,” and the DC Deck members decided to try out something Building Game and the online massive new – hosting their own convention. multiplayer online action-RPG, “League Typically, a gaming con works very of Legends.” “The whole goal of similarly to any other ISU and Son of form of convention. “The role of the Players ISU Con Con is to bring Groups of fans congregate to discuss Guild is almost a network- people together to play ing system of gamers.” games. The role of the their mutual interest in Players Guild is almost a subject, trade content a networking system and material and to Nicholas Felter, of gamers. And that share new content. That is precisely what president of ISU Role Players is what we want to do at [the conventions], the Role Players guild Guild continue to bring people set out to do in the fall together,” said Felter. of 2010. Starting off relatively small, ISU The event pulled in students throughout Con has now grown to unite the campus’s the day from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Current gaming community. Nicholas Felter, president of the Role students and alumni attended. Alumnus Player’s guild as well as event organizer, Tad Wesley, who graduated in 2001, said he hopes the event will continue to joined with friends and current members of the guild, Dakota Reighard and Ed grow. “Son of ISU Con is a small mini- Deakins. “I’m not really involved in the actual convention that is sort of like our preview for what we do in the fall. We’re hoping to meetings because I feel that’s more for the have our own, larger than this, version of current students here.” Wesley said. “But I do still come to the events.” a convention.” “We’re really excited for this preview. With a series of varying games such as “Bloodbowl” – a tabletop edition We really can’t wait until the fall when we The indiana State Role Players Guild welcomed their second mini convention, Son of ISU of a football game played with fantasy can do our full scale [convention],” Felter Con. Above: Guild members and alumni alike attended on Sunday to network and play games. Below: Games available ranged from table tops to cards (Photos by Kira Clouse). creatures and highly violent weapons – said.


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Presentation over Nigerian traders

Title IX event to take place in the library

Wendy Thompson Taiwo will be giving a presentation over the lives and careers of Nigerian traders. Frequently, there are few domestic jobs available to the Nigerian population; they instead seek work in the bustling port city of Gaungzhou, China. The presentation will explore the living reality of men and women engaged in low-end globalization, paying special attention to the ways Nigerian traders use social networks, play and their interracial relationships to negotiate business, leisure and daily survival.

The Women’s Studies program has invited Professors Jolynn Kuhlman and Mildred Lemen to give a presentation Wednesday on their personal account of Title IX. Professors Kuhlman and Lemen are ex-athletes, coaches, teachers and administrators themselves, and have witnessed firsthand the effects of instituting Title IX legislation upon the schools and the students. The event will be held at the Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area from 6-7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Flute fair to take place Saturday

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” to perform at Hulman Center

Miyazawa Flutes will sponsor a flute fair for local 7-12th graders to perform at the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts on Saturday. The event will feature British flutist Ian Clark as special guest performer, and Paige’s Music will hold various exhibits. There will also be a seminar in selecting the right flute, activities such as a play-along, a recital and a master class. The day will begin at 9 a.m., will continue until 5 p.m. and the recital will begin at 1:30 p.m. Students in grades 7-12 can attend the day-long event for a $10 pre-registration fee due by Wednesday. Parents and teachers may attend free of charge. For more information, contact Joyce Wilson at 812-237-2758 or joyce.wilson@indstate.edu.

Indiana State will welcome “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” to the Hulman Center Friday “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is a compelling rock ‘n’ roll musical that encompasses the timeless songs of the inventors of this music genre, Leiber and Stoller. The show features several timeless hits such as “Love Potion No. 9” and “Jail House Rock.” The original Broadway performance was nominated for seven Tony awards and took home the Grammy for best musical. Tickets are available at $21 for adults, $5 for youth, $16 for ISU Faculty/Staff and free to Students with an ID for price level 1; and $19 for adults, $5 for youth, $11 for ISU faculty and staff and free to students with ID at price level two.

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Sycamores lose two of three on the road Kevin Jenison ISU Athletic Media Relations

Indiana State:

The Indiana State Sycamores dropped their second straight game of the season and lost their Missouri Valley Conference opener for the first time in four years as the Evansville Purple Aces held off the Sycamores 5-2 Friday night at Braun Stadium

Men’s Baseball vs. Evansville 5-2 (L) Women’s Softball vs. Wichita State 1-10 (L)

Recent Contests:

Game One

Junior David Stagg (4-1) lost his first game of the season in his sixth start as he was charged with five runs, all earned, on five hits while striking out two and walking five. He also hit three batters in 4.2 innings of work. Nick Kolarik took over in the fifth and finished the game, shutting down the Aces on two hits while striking out five and walking one. He also hit one batter. The Aces struck first in the bottom of the second after Boomer Synek walked, took second on a wild pitch and scored on a double to left field form Jonathan Ramon. Indiana State came right back in the top of the third. Derek Hannahs led off with a single as he has now hit safely in 10 straight games. Connor McClain followed with a single, and both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch. Hannahs scored the tying run when Landon Curry flew out to deep left field. Evansville regained the lead in the fourth as Synek led off with a single. Ramon walked and both advanced on a Eric McKibban sacrifice bunt. Synek scored when Shain Showers grounded out to second. The Sycamores came back in the top of the fourth. McClain was hit by a pitch with one out and advanced to second on a Cody Zimmerman single, which extended his hitting streak to 12 games. McClain scored the tying run on a Jacob Hayes single. The Aces broke out on top 5-2 with three runs in their half of the fifth. Evansville loaded the bases on a single and two walks, scoring the go ahead run when Ramon was hit by a pitch. Another scored on a McKibban sacrifice fly and an RBI single from Showers. That ended the night for

STATESMAN RUNDOWN

Men’s Baseball Record vs. UNC Wilmington 11-5 (W) vs. UNC Wilmington 6-1(W) vs. Illinois 0-8 (L) vs. Evansville 2-5 (L) vs. Evansville 4-1 (W) Women’s Softball Record vs. Evansville 11-5 (W) vs. SEMO 3-2 (W) vs. SEMO 2-0 (W) vs. Wichita State 2-3 (L) vs. Wichita State 1-5 (L) The Indiana State baseball team dropped two out of three games against conference foe Evansville on the road this weekend (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Stagg with Nick Kolarik coming on and retiring the side. The Sycamores loaded the bases in the top of the sixth with no outs after Mike Fitzgerald and Michael Eberle led off with singles and Tyler Wampler reached after being hit by a pitch. Jeff Zahn hit into a fielder’s choice that got Fitzgerald out at the plate. However, Indiana State was unable to take advantage as the next two batters struck out. The Sycamores had won three straight Valley openers with their last loss coming at home to the Illinois State 6-1 in 2010. Game Two The Indiana State Sycamores evened up their opening Missouri Valley Conference series of the year Saturday as junior right hander Brad Lombard worked a complete game and led Indiana State to a 4-1 victory over the Evansville Purple Aces. Lombard, starting his sixth game of the season, continued his four game

undefeated streak as he limited the Aces to a run on four hits while striking out four and walking two. The junior also has two no-decisions this season. The last Sycamore to throw a complete game was Devin Moore against Southern Illinois in the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at Illinois State. Indiana State got the scoring started early. Curry led off the game with a walk, but he was wiped out when Zimmerman hit into a double play. The Aces looked like they would end the inning when Hayes hit a high fly ball to left center field, which was dropped by the centerfield. Hayes ended up at second base on the play and that opened the door for the Sycamore offense. Fitzgerald singled up the middle to score Hayes with the first run of the game. Brian Romero followed with a double to left center and Tyler Wampler matched that with a double to center that Continued on PAGE 13

Overall records: Men’s Baseball Rankings Indiana State 15-5 Dallas Babtist 16-7 Bradley 14-5 Wichita State 14-8 Illinois State 15-6 Evansville 12-7 Southern Illinois 13-9 Missouri State 9-12 Women’s Softball Rankings Northern Iowa 15-8 Missouri State 18-9 Indiana State 16-12 Wichita State 18-11 Evansville 12-11 Bradley 13-17 Loyola 10-15 Southern Illinois 12-12 Illinois State 10-18 Drake 6-18


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loaded the bases and Jonathan Ramon hit a deep fly to center to score Mahon from third. That was the only Aces run as Lombard retired 16 of the next 17 batters. Indiana State did get that run back in the eighth as Romero led off with a single up the middle and went to second on Wampler’s sacrifice bunt. Zahn was hit by a pitch and McClain walked to load the bases with just one out. Hannahs hit a deep fly to right that scored Romero but the Sycamore threat was stopped after that.

Game Three

It appears that the team that scored first won each of the games in Evansville this weekend, though in Sunday’s game the Evansville Purple Aces took the early lead and held off Indiana State for a 5-2 Missouri Valley Conference victory. “You cannot keep playing from behind,” Mitch Hannahs, Indiana State baseball coach said. “We had opportunities but just could not take advantage of them. We will take this, learn, and keep getting better.” Indiana State fell to 15-5 on the season and 1-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference with the loss while, Evansville improved

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to 12-7 overall and 2-1 in the Valley. The Sycamores, who have played 17 of their first 20 games on the road, will be on the home field for the next two weeks beginning on Wednesday when they host the Indiana Hoosiers in a 6 p.m. nonconference contest. The Sycamores left nine runners aboard during the course of the game as they had opportunities to score in each inning except the first, when they were retired in order. Evansville left six on base but were able to get their lead off runner on in seven of their eight at-bats during the game. Evansville opened the scoring in the second after Synek tripled down the right field line against Sycamore starter Kurt Kudrecki and scored on a Jonathan Ramon sacrifice fly to left. Jarod Perry and Josh Jayawok led off the third for the Aces with singles, and advanced on Jake Mahon’s sacrifice bunt. Perry scored on a double by Kevin Kaczmarski but the Sycamore defense averted a disastrous inning as Kyle Pollock hit into a double play that got Jyawook trying to score on the hit and Pollock trying to go from first to second. The Aces’ lead grew to 5-0 in the sixth inning as Kaczmarski and Pollock hit back-to-back doubles, Synek singled both

Sycamore baseball will play host to in-state rival Indiana University on Wednesday. The game is set to begin at 6 P.M. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

home and scored on an Eric McKibban single. Indiana State finally got on the board in the seventh. Zahn led off with a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored as Curry grounded out to second. One more run came in for the Sycamores in the eighth when Fitzgerald belted the only home run of the weekend, this one over the right center-field fence to cut the Indiana State deficit to 5-2. That lead was almost cut to two, but Romero’s hit was caught at the fence by the Aces

right fielder. Indiana State did have a chance in the ninth after back-to-back one out walks to Hannahs and McClain. However, the Aces were able to get the next two batters out to preserve the victory. Kudrecki (3-2) was the losing pitcher for Indiana State as he went five innings and allowed just four runs on seven hits while striking out none and walking one. Ryan Keaffaber got in three innings of work in relief, giving up a run on four hits with no strike outs or walks.

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Indiana State drops three games in weekend series Blaine Kinsey

ISU Athletic Media Relations Junior Megan Stone hit her third home run in the same number of Missouri Valley Conference games but, the Sycamores (16-10, 1-2 MVC) fell 3-2 to the Shockers of Wichita State (16-11, 3-1 MVC) in their MVC home opener Friday at Price Field. “It was a good softball game,” head coach Shane Bouman said. “We didn’t pitch very good, we didn’t get any key hits, we played average defense and still had a chance to win. I think it’s one of those things that it’s some little things that we have to sharpen up. That’s how conference goes, you have a good team playing hard and they are at the top of the conference for a reason. Excited to see how we bounce back tomorrow.”

Game One

The Sycamores fell behind early as the Shockers scored two runs off four hits in the top of the second inning to take a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the third inning, the Sycamores got their offense going. Junior Aubre Carpenter led off the inning with a single up the middle before freshman Erika Crissman reached base on a bunt single to put runners at first and second. Both runners then advanced one base on a wild pitch, and after a foul out, senior Morgan Allee walked to load the bases. Freshman Brooke Riemenschneider then hit an RBI fielder’s choice to score Carpenter and cut the Shocker deficit to 2-1. The Sycamores struck again in the bottom of the fourth inning when Stone smashed a ball over the left field wall to tie the game at 2-2. The game didn’t stay tied for long, however, as the Shockers led off the fifth inning with a solo home run to left center to retake a 3-2 lead over the Sycamores. Indiana State had chances as they loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but were unable to push any runs across as they fell to the Shockers by a final score of 3-2 in the first game of the series. Stone finished the game 2-3 with a home run while Riemenschneider was 2-4 with an RBI for the Sycamores. “We just didn’t play that good,” head coach Shane Bouman said. “We need to

The Indiana State softball team lost three games to the visiting Shockers of Wichita State this past weekend (Photo by Ayden Jent).

clean some things up, we need to throw the ball, catch the ball and our pitchers need to get ahead in the count and have a little bit of a presence but that’s how it goes. Offensively, there wasn’t any offense and when you don’t do those things, you’re not going to win softball games. It’s early in the year and we know there are a lot of conference games left to be played.”

Game Two

Wichita State threatened again in the top of the sixth, loading the bases with one out, but the Sycamore defense got out of it without allowing any additional runs. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Sycamore offense showed signs of life as they loaded the bases with two outs before Allee was hit by a pitch to score Carpenter and make it 5-1. Stone then hit a blooper, but Wichita State second baseman Liz Broyles made a leaping catch to end the game with the Sycamores falling 5-1. Crissman finished the game 3-3 with a double while Carpenter went 2-3 with a run scored for the Sycamores.

In the first game of the day, both teams’ pitchers and defense dominated through the first few innings before the Shockers broke through in the top of the fifth inning. The Shockers loaded the bases off two singles and a walk before hitting a grand Game Three slam to take a 4-0 lead. The Shockers In game two, the Shockers picked up then scored one more run off a Sycamore fielding error to take a 5-0 lead over the right where they left off in game one, as Sycamores heading to the bottom of the they scored three runs off three hits in the top of the first inning to take a 3-0 fifth inning.

advantage over the Sycamores after one half-inning of play. In the bottom of the second inning, the Sycamores answered back as senior Shelby Wilson hit an RBI single to score freshman Rylee Holland and cut the Shocker lead to 3-1. The Shockers came back with one run in the third, two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to take a 10-1 lead over the Sycamores. Indiana State got two runners on in the bottom of the fifth but could not push any more runs across and fell in the second game of the day by a final score of 10-1. Alvarez finished the game 2-2 while Wilson was 1-2 with an RBI for the Sycamores. Indiana State will return to action Saturday when they travel to Normal, Ill. to face the Redbirds of Illinois State in a three-game series.


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Professor shares ISU history

Above: Languages, Literatures and Lingusitics Professor Marilyn Bisch describes the history of pieces of artwork displayed around the Indiana State campus. Right: Groups participated in her City as Text: A Walking Tour by viewing and discussing the art. Below: Bisch shows the group a picture of Terre Haute in its previous years. Previous walking tours included sharing ghost stories and campus history (Photos by Craig Smith).


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