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Junior tailback Shakir Bell rushes for a record-breaking 349 yards in Saturday’s 27-10 victory over the Drake University Bulldogs Monday, September 17, 2012 Indiana State University www.indianastatesman.com Volume 120 Issue 13
POLICY ISU to introduce new
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Junior tailback Shakir Bell running with the ball during Saturday’s game against Drake (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).
A child spends time at Dede Plaza during ISU’s Family Day on Saturday (Photo by Christina Heaton).
ERNEST ROLLINS Editor-in-Chief Indiana State University junior tailback Shakir Bell rushed for 349 yards Saturday against the Drake University Bulldogs setting two single-game rushing records in the process, and scoring two touchdowns as the Sycamores defeated the Bulldogs 27-10 Saturday. “It is on my back to give my teammates all that I could,” Bell said. Bell’s two touchdowns came in the third quarter and pushed
the Sycamores ahead following a tied game at halftime. The first touchdown came on a six play, 83-yard drive with Bell rushing for a 60-yard touchdown down the north side of the field. With 10:47 remaining in the third quarter, Bell again found the end zone as he rushed for a 48-yard touchdown putting the Sycamores up 24-10.
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President Bradley will present his 2012 fall address to the university on Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium. Last year’s address covered various elements of the ISU strategic plan, “The Pathway to Success”. The strategic plan outlines goals which include increasing enrollment and student success, advancing experimental learning, enhancing community engagement and strengthening programs of distinction and promise. Between Addresses In his 2011 address Bradley discussed a number of goals and objectives for the university. In that time the university has made strides towards achieving some of those objectives. Between that timeframe the Scott College of Business was successfully relocated and opened this fall. The new welcome center
opened on schedule and the opening of the ISU Foundation/Barnes and Noble Bookstore downtown all were completed as proposed. As ISU continues to update its housing strategy the university began work on Erickson Hall, but is currently awaiting the start of the construction of the in-fill student housing building in the parking lot just south of the Student Recreation Center and Lincoln Quads. Enrollment was another talking point at the 2011 address. Since then, with this fall’s enrollment being the largest freshman class in school history, the total headcount of the university was pushed to over 12,000 which was the previous benchmark for 2014. A new goal of 14,000 has been set for the university. ISU continued to be ranked among top schools in the nation with enhanced community engagement programs and emphasis on experiential learning. Bradley stated in a strategic
plan update earlier this year that the university is on target in increasing the percentage of students participating in internships, practicums and field experiences before graduation as well as the percentage of degrees with an experiential learning component. Student success remained a top priority for the president wanting the university to “double down on our student success initiatives.” In an update address, Bradley once again stressed that importance. He said in his presentation that the university is currently at risk of not meeting its long term first-year retention goal of 74 percent. Bradley added that there is room for improvement of both four-year and six-year graduation rates. Long range goals for the fouryear and six year-year graduation rates are 30 and 55 percent by 2014, respectively. As of 2011 the four-year rate stood at 21.9 percent while the six-year rate dropped to 41.9 percent.
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South Korean students learn about social work, mental health during Wabash Valley visit Austin Arceo ISU Communications and Marketing
Delegation members from South Korea were surprised to learn that the general public was able to use many of Indiana State University’s resources and services. It was just one of many lessons the group received on a trip halfway around the world from their home. Eleven people from Hanil University visited Indiana State to learn about social work and mental health treatment in the United States. The group talked with ISU faculty members and visited a variety of health services providers in the Wabash Valley, including Union Hospital and the Hamilton Center, to learn more. They also studied some of the key differences between ISU and some universities in South Korea. “In Korea, especially in the university, inside of the school, we don’t see ... other people not involved with the school,” said Peter Kwon, a translator with the group. “But here, that’s very unique.” Robyn Lugar, BSW program director of the department of social work at ISU, helped plan the delegation’s itinerary so that particular days were devoted to learning about different kinds of health services. The group’s visits focused on medical services one day, while another day the group visited mental health service providers. On another day, the group learned about developmental disabilities as part of the trip to teach the delegation about international aspects of social work. “We talk in our classes that social work is global, and international social work is important,” Lugar said. “Throughout our curriculum, students are reading about international social work, we’re
sharing with them what different countries’ problems are, and there are global problems and global attempts to solve those issues.” Lugar helped organize the partnership between Indiana State and Hanil. Groups of students from each university regularly travel to the partner institution, where they have the opportunity to learn more about how social work is delivered in the host country. The short visits can provide students who cannot afford to study abroad for longer timeframes the opportunity to learn more about the world, Lugar said. “One week can change your life,” she added. “You don’t have to necessarily go for a semester, and this may be the only time that students really have the opportunity to study.” The Hanil delegation also had the opportunity to teach Indiana State students and faculty while on campus. They participated in a mental health workshop, in which they discussed the approach to health care practices in Korea, and how some traditions have existed. People in Korea know they wouldn’t be alive without their parents, so eldest sons thought “‘I’m willing to look after them,’” Kwon told the panel during the presentation. Traditionally, the care of parents fell to the eldest son. The situation has changed in recent years to where siblings will look to who among them is most able to support their parents, while more people believe the government should have more of the responsibility, Kwon said. For some of the students in the delegation, it was their first time visiting the U.S., so several planned events incorporated additional elements of American history and
Group members in the delegation from Hanil University in South Korea pose at Rockome Gardens in Arcola, Ill. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). culture. The group visited an Amish family in Arcola, Ill., and a museum to learn more about the history of Amish people in the U.S. “It was a good time to see a different part of the country, and that’s why we did it,” Lugar said. “We wanted them to see some history of the area.” The Hanil delegation also traveled to St. Louis and Chicago. They had the opportunity to stop at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to learn
more about the development of the western U.S. In Chicago, they visited the Hull-House, which was cofounded by Ellen Gates Starr and Jane Addams, who became known for her settlement work and international efforts for peace, according to the Hull-House Museum website. “They were able to see historically in the Midwest where social work in an urban area was really born with Jane Addams,” Lugar said. “They were able to talk with someone there”
to really gain perspective. While the group traveled to different cities, they also took time to learn more about transferring to Indiana State, as some of the delegation members were undergraduate students at Hanil. “They have a big dream about the school and their education and their future,” Kwon said, “so they are looking for different kinds of opportunities.”
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New policy in the works regarding minors on campus
ISU student Kassi Smith assists children in arts and crafts during Family Day on Saturday (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
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A new policy regarding the safety and protection of minors on the Indiana State University campus will be presented at the board of trustees meeting this October. The frame of the policy was presented at the September board of trustees meeting and is currently in the process of being drafted for its final presentation next month. “We hope to generate a campus-wide policy,” Melony Sacopulos, general counsel and secretary of the university, said. “A policy will bring awareness and set a framework for certain procedures on campus.” The university currently has no policy for the protection of minors on campus. Despite an absence of a current policy, minors are currently being protected by state law. With or without a policy, however, the university could still be sued if an accident were to occur, Sacopulos said. The policy will protect nearly all minors on campus, except potential students participating in orientation. The childcare center, summer
camps, and other various organizations that use ISU facilities, such as Boys and Girls State and Special Olympics, are examples the policy will focus on. “Generally, the policy will present everything that would involve minors on campus, from sporting events to private music lessons,” John Beacon, vice president of student enrollment and , said. “It is necessary to make sure people are aware of their responsibilities when dealing with minors.” The policy may present contact information for minors using the facilities in instances ranging from injuries to weather emergencies. Protocols will be arranged in accordance with such emergencies, and standards will be set that police are contacted in preparation for an event. Beacon added that the timing of the policy’s creation is influenced by the recent 2011 Penn State University case, in which former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexual abuse for over a 15-year period. “The Penn State situation prompted a
conversation with the board of trustees about what our policy is,” Beacon said. “If there was a fire, you suddenly find out if there is a fire extinguisher in the house. Like that, we wanted to explore our policies and see what coverage we had.” In addition to the focus on minors, some employees would require more extensive training to become familiar with the new policy. Background checks won’t be required for all employees, but those that have frequent contact with minors may be subject to such tests. Web-based packages are provided for optional use by the university’s insurance to use in training employees over the new policy. An interested package involves a free and self-paced training module that provides individuals with a certificate of completion to be sent to human resources. A new policy will also help lower insurance rates, for the risk of endangerment to minors will effectively decrease. “We have some policies that are hit and miss,
and that’s what prompted us to make an umbrella policy over the university,” Beacon said. “Anyone looking at Indiana State University for an event might feel more comfortable that we are up to speed on that very important issue.”
“If there was a fire, you suddenly find out if there is a fire extinguisher in the house. Like that, we wanted to explore our policies and see what coverage we had.” John Beacon, vice president of student enrollment
Brief Teachers association chooses alumnus as top educator
Don Prusz (right) with ISTA President Nate Schnellenberger (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
Indiana State Teachers Association awarded Don Prusz as the Horace Mann Hoosier Educator of the Year. He is now the Indiana nominee for the National Education Association Foundation Award, which will be given out in February 2013 in Washington D.C. Prusz, from Holland, Ind. and a 1981 Indiana State University graduate, has been teaching for 31 years. He is currently a math and science teacher at Forest Park Junior-Senior High School and also the math department chair for the school. He is the member of the Southeast Dubois Classroom Teacher Association. “I wanted to become a teacher when I was putting the pieces together, since I had to run a farm during the summer and I enjoyed working with kids. I thought this was a perfect fit,” Prusz said. Others seem to think he made the right choice. At Forest Park High School the principal implemented a “Positive Educator” award nine years ago. This award is for seniors with qualifying GPA’s
to give to bus drivers, teachers, or coaches who have impacted students’ lives. Prusz has received the award all nine years. “I take pride in my teaching. I work hard. I put the students’ needs first. I use some technology. I use old school techniques. I pour a lot of energy into my instruction. I feel all these things help me reach students,” said Prusz. “But, I do know that being selected makes me want to be even better in the classroom.” The Horace Mann Hoosier Educator of the Year Award has been awarded for almost a decade. The purpose of this award is to recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the education profession. “What is so great about Don is that he has been doing this for so long and is involved in other activities since he is a rural district teacher,” said Mark Shoup, ISTA spokesman. “It just shows teachers still matter.”
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Take this week to celebrate your country, your freedoms While we’re in a digital age, our lives are still measured by paper. We make our matrimonial unions official with marriage licenses; we proudly display our high school or college diplomas on the walls of our offices and homes; social security, property titles, wills and divorce decrees are all major parts of our existence. Documentation is, literally, a matter of life and death. But the U.S. Constitution is the single most important document on American soil. Without it, we wouldn’t have the First Amendment. The First Amendment only consists of five freedoms—religion, speech, press, assembly and petition—but those few rights encompass nearly everything we hold dear.
“The First Amendment only consists of five freedoms– religion, speech, press, assembly and petition–but those few rights encompass nearly everything we hold dear.” Imagine what our environment would be like if we couldn’t marry the people we love in the churches of our choice. What if we couldn’t peacefully protest anywhere on our campus? And if we had problems, we certainly couldn’t approach our government, speak openly about those issues or report them in the news. That environment isn’t a reality here, but it remains so for much of the world. Recently, U.S. embassies and citizens have been under attack in parts of the Middle East because of an anti-Islam film. Instead of merely sparking an intense discussion on freedom of speech, it’s reignited tension overseas, leading to violence and
bloodshed. Since it’s so far away, it’s easy to ignore, and we continue to take our freedoms for granted. Over 220 years ago, though, the violence and bloodshed was in our backyard. And no matter how much distance we place between ourselves, history and the truth, we must never forget what the U.S. Constitution has done for our livelihoods. To stay informed and exercise your right to assemble, we suggest you attend two events in the Library Events Area this week. Today is actually Constitution Day and, to celebrate, the ISU library is hosting a Constitution Day Supreme Court preview from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. For a better understanding of those five freedoms we covered, you can also check out the second annual First Amendment Free Food Festival on Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
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Student Government Association: Upcoming initiatives As President of the 50th administration of Indiana State’s Student Government Association, I would like to welcome all Sycamores back to campus and back to classes. Not even a month into school everyone in SGA has been hard at work setting various projects into motion. André of the bigger initiatives that Brousseau willOneimpact students this year is the From the change to the student sections at events. Jeremy Butcher and SGA Desk athletic Tommy Lynch, director and assistant director of Pride and Traditions, have worked tirelessly to make “The Forest,” formerly “Blue Crew,” a new and improved student section. The more structured program will serve to better unify the student body and therefore, increase support of our student athletes. There is no deadline to sign-up for “The Forest,” and I highly encourage you to be part of a this program, which will bring nothing short of a positive impact to Indiana State. The SGA Senate is in the process of receiving applications from students that would like to represent their fellow students. This year, a restructuring of Senate will occur. Through this, we aim to regrow and redevelop the goals and purposes of the legislative
branch of SGA in the hopes that we can ensure success for future administrations. Another development that students will hopefully notice is that the Freshman Council has been renamed “Sycamore Leadership Coalition.” It will the freshmanbased leadership program that it has been in years past and will continue to develop newer students skills and professionalism for the college and post-college careers. I am pleased to report that we received over double the applications for the 20 spots available in the program. For any more questions on the SLC or to apply, please get in contact with Matt Copas, the SGA Director of Academic Affairs. Our Director of Governmental Affairs, Zach Watkins, has been hard at work in contacting student government associations around the state that have implemented a version of medical amnesty that incorporates the newly-adopted Indiana Lifeline Law. Our goal is to enact the same type of program into Indiana State’s Code of Student Conduct in the interest of the student body and their health. Zach has also initiated a partnership with the Center for Community Engagement to promote American Democracy Project’s voter registration drives. We are asking for volunteers to work the registration booths from September 25-27. If you are interested in enriching your college experience through community service, I would urge you to contact him in order to sign up.
Miguel de la Rosa and Ishaan Vadhera, co-directors of Student Media Services, are essentially the marketing department of SGA. Not only do they serve our office, they are here to serve the student entire body with any advertising needs. By simply filling out a request form for a flyer, poster, or graphic that a group would like, they can create just about anything imaginable free of charge. Since taking office, I have envisioned this year to be one of growth, change and partnerships within the campus and Terre Haute communities in a way that many students have yet to see. Thus far, SGA has officially partnered with Center for Community Engagement for the voter registration drive, Student Health Promotions for a Glow Run, and the Office of Diversity to help promote Diversity Week. We look forward to creating meaningful partnerships with Union Board and Residential Hall Association as well. I would like to thank the Statesman for also partnering with SGA in allowing us to establish a permanent column within the publication in order to get information across effectively to the student body. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our newly-added Instagram profiles. Good luck to all of you and let’s make this a fantastic year.
Exploring morality: A deeper journey within ourselves Define morality in your own terms. It’s hard isn’t it? We as a culture have become so reliant on the definitions given to us by those before us and end up losing the meaning to things that really matter. A friend and I were discussing phrases like “Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bush” or “high and dry?” Those phrases have actual Jon backstories and are colloquialisms that Stephens we use on a day-to-day basis, never once questioning the meaning behind Think what we say. In the same way, we never About question the basis for our morality. The definition for morality, as It provided by dictionary.com is as follows: “conforming to the rules of right conduct; moral or virtuous conduct.” How many of us actually do that? We constantly persuade others to get what we want. We are known as the “I don’t care” generation, but that’s just a front that we put up. All of us, in our daily lives, can say that we have manipulated at some point to get what we want. Our generation is more devious than others. We are “reliant” on others if only to make them provide for us while we do nothing. Our morality is distorted.
In the newest episode of BBC’s television series “Doctor Who”, the Doctor and his companions arrive in the old west to a town called “Mercy.” How the town received that name is not mentioned, but the phrase only to ever signify a reason is this: “America is the land of second chances.” The Doctor, however, learns there is more going on than appears. One cyborg alien is hunting down his creator, Jex, as he was named in the episode. But there’s more going on than the Gunslinger (the cyborg) and his alien creator. The Doctor finds the creator’s spacecraft and learns things about him that cause the Doctor to muster up more hate in one episode than I’ve ever seen. He is furious, not because of what Jex did, but because Jex is like himself. The Doctor was involved in a war on his home planet and ended up having to sacrifice both species involved in the war to save the universe. In the episode a comment is made to the Doctor and haunts him the rest of the time. Jex says to him that “everyone carries around a prison. Yours is your morality.” Can morality be a prison? Is adhering to the rules a bad thing? In “The Dark Knight Rises”, Gary Oldman makes the comment that “rules are like shackles,” but is that always the case? Why is the media telling us to break our shackles and escape the prison that is morality? Actually, they aren’t. They are reinforcing the
idea of rules by saying to break them. We all want to be the person who can wake up every morning and say “I don’t care at all about today.” But every one of us will get up and try to look our best for that day so we can impress people that we don’t even like. Because it’s what we have been taught to do. But I say: DON’T. The one person who should dictate how you feel and determine your level of worth is you. If you let people control your esteem, they will run it into the ground. Morality is conforming to the rules and we are being taught not to. I say to follow the rules when it’s necessary, because sometimes rules are shackles and the only thing that can bring a little peace is to be a bit unorthodox. Don’t succumb to those who violate the treasure you let them have, but block them and fight for who you are. As an individual, everybody matters and needs to be worth something. If you were not worth anything then you wouldn’t be here. So step up to the plate and stop adhering to the distorted morality where morality is a prison but rather a set of guidelines in which a person can reasoning and logic and truth to make decisions in life for the greater good.
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Wednesday Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
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The faulty fusion of Facebook and relationships
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Myles Stringer Reporter Studies show that social media has changed the way people communicate and interact. Are they also changing the way romantic or sexual relationships play out? In 2009, Amy Muise, Emily Christoﬁdes and Serge Desmarais published a qualitative study titled “More Information than You Ever Wanted: Does Facebook Bring Out the Green-Eyed Monster of Jealousy?” The Facebook study asked 308 participants (231 females and 77 males) all between 17 and 24 years old about their Facebook habits, particularly in regards to sexual and romantic relationships. The study found a prevalent source of conflict among online relationships, especially relationships in which one or both members spend a lot of time online. The authors of the Facebook study said “[their] data showed a signiﬁcant association between time spent on Facebook and jealousyrelated feelings and behaviors experienced on Facebook.” Lakesha Anderson, a professor of communication and media research at ISU, also confirmed this. “It’s jealousy. That’s what it keeps coming out as,” Anderson said, referring to multiple articles and studies on social media and relationships. The origin of this jealousy can’t be pinpointed directly, but the study revealed that it starts at the profile page. Members of a social media site can find a
significant amount of their partner’s personal information on their profiles, usually way more information than they’d normally have access to. “[The easily acquired personal information] turns people into nosey parkers,” the Facebook study read. “All of that information is totally unnecessary, but nobody can help themselves.” The study discusses how some information, updates, comments and pictures can be interpreted in different ways because they are either out of context or part of some inside joke. “One person [looks at their partner’s profile] and they look at pictures, and they get mad,” said Anderson. “There are sometimes pictures from 18 years ago, when [the significant other] dated somebody else. That can cause an argument.” The Facebook study reported that much of their sample noticed when their partner had either an unknown Facebook friend of the opposite sex or a past romantic or sexual partner as a Facebook friend. If the partner cares enough to notice, the potential for jealousy is obvious. A particularly interesting phenomenon is the jealousy feedback loop that can be caused by social media. “Heightened jealousy leads to increased surveillance of a partner’s Facebook page,” read the study. “[This] results in further exposure to jealousy-provoking information.” This phenomenon can continue until the surveillance becomes an “addiction,” thus heightening jealousy as it continues. Another phenomenon is a disclosure cycle that can occur between partners. “College-aged students practice high selfdisclosure on Facebook,” reads the study. “Individuals may not adequately recognize their own information disclosure may be a cause for concern for their partner.” According to the study, this can cause the second partner to disclose their feelings on the same sensitive subject as well, which may bother the first partner. “[This increases] the likelihood of causing one’s own experience of jealousy,” the study concludes. Despite the conflict that social media ignites in relationships, Dr. Anderson doesn’t necessarily think that it causes breakups. “Does [communication through social media sites] affect couples, as far as does
it break up couples? Not necessarily,” said Anderson. “Does it affect couples as far as causing emotional trauma in their relationship? Yes. They fight because of it; they don’t break up because of it.” Obviously, there are working couples that incorporate Facebook into their lives. Though, Anderson believes that balancing “real life” with the world of social networking can be a tedious act for the youth of this generation. “Younger people are communicating with the boy, or communicating with the girl,” Anderson said. They’re not communicating with the couple, and it can make one person jealous of the other.” Anderson also said that a younger partner might not want his or her Facebook network to know they’re in a relationship. “You don’t know who’s hiding what, because there’s all these different ways that you can hide things,” Anderson said. “There’s that issue. You’re married or you’re older, you don’t have those same issues.” The Facebook study concluded its findings with a younger sample. Because of this, both it and Dr. Anderson seem to suggest that maturity plays a vital role in making an online relationship work. “There’s a trust issue that you don’t have when you’re older,” Anderson said. “A lot of it’s maturity and a lot of it’s just being settled in where you are in life … but most of it’s maturity. The Facebook study can be found at: http:// sexresearchandthecity.com.
“Does it affect couples as far as causing emotional trauma in their relationship? Yes.” Lakesha Anderson, ISU communication professor
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Gravity “Attacks” Tilson Auditorium
Stephanie Robinson Reporter To Indiana State senior Angela Mccurdy, the most dangerous part of the show was the chainsaw juggling. She was nothing short of amazed. “It made me nervous when they were juggling the chainsaws, because it is so dangerous.” she said. “The chainsaw juggling left the crowd roaring with applause and hoots of approval.” Juggling three running chainsaws in pink tights and tutus was only one act that performers Owen Morse and Jon Wee used to dazzle the audience of Tilson Auditorium on Friday Night. The Gravity Attacks show was a highimpact comedic adventure that encouraged audience members to join in on the humorous fight against gravity. The show has also been featured on different TV shows such as Comic Strip Live, MADtv, Steve Harvey’s Big Time and they have made regular appearances on the Today Show. Juggling acts compromised a majority of the show, and ranged from handling nine clubs between the two of them to Owen snatching a ring from around his neck while simultaneously juggling five rings. The acts grew more intense when they asked audience members to come up on the stage to join in. Heat filled the auditorium when an audience member held two lit torches in his hands and one on his head. The audience gasped in shock as Wee and Morse started to juggle sharp sickles across the front and back of the audience member’s body. Bill Turner, a former ISU Industrial Technology professor enjoyed watching this part of the show. “You have to be very trustworthy of the performers with them throwing such sharp objects as sickles, it gets more intense when you add the flares to the equation. It makes for a good clean entertainment and its fun for all ages,” Turner said. The foreign and bizarre act of “people juggling” closed the show. Three psyched audience volunteers were used as human props by being dressed in astronaut uniforms and suspended in harnesses several feet in the air. With a sequence of cautiously planned and choreographed moves, the three “jugglenauts” flew and swung through space, fleeting between each other and a few planets that were being juggled simultaneously.
Patriotic music was queued as Morse and Wee, along with their brave audience volunteers, took their final bows amid a burst of confetti. Andre’ Brosseau, an ISU senior and President of the SGA, was one of the brave Jugglenauts. “Actually being juggled and flown through the air was unexpected and a totally awesome experience,” he said. “The show was nerve racking and intense at some points, especially the chainsaw juggling.” After years of performing together, Jon and Owen have nearly mastered the art of performance juggling. “I met Owen at a juggling convention in San Jose, California, we stayed in contact and eventually we put together our show,” Wee said. “Jon is my big toe, we’ve known each other for 24 years, but it feels like 23,” Morse said. They feel like juggling and the art of juggling should be pure fun and enjoyment, but sometimes even they get nervous. “I really don’t like performing the ladder act because I’ve seen too many people get hurt doing it, but I just try to be as careful as possible,” Wee said referencing to the jugglenauts. Morse and Wee admit that with all of the dangerous acts they are doing, accidents are bound to happen. “Yea I’ve had a few scrapes and bruises, like the one time I got hit in my ankle with a chainsaw. Very painful,” Jon said. “A sickle left a cut on my leg once, it was weird and it was sharp enough to cut through my pink tights,” Owen said. “Apparently it takes more time then we allotted to master some of these acts. But no, seriously, it took us years and years to get some of these acts to a point where they were presentable,” Jon said. Morse and Wee’s personalities both on and off stage are very friendly, complete with a dose of self-deprecating humor. They referred to themselves as “juggling ballerinas.” In the midst of having a good time, Morse and Wee have been racking up awards and records over the years. They currently hold five Guinness World Records and 18 IJA Championship Gold Medals, which is more than any other team in IJA history. The Gravity Attacks show is as close as it
Owen Morse and Jon Wee performing a dangerous juggling act (Photo by Johnnie Taylor).
gets to a world without gravity. “We are shooting for a world with no gravity in the near future,” Morse said. Students like Mccurdy and Brosseau strongly encourage others to attend Morse and Wee’s shows. Brosseau said that after watching a video of their performance online, he promoted Gravity Attacks through SGA by sending out e-mails to all of the students. “I think having comedy incorporated in the act made it so enjoyable,” Mccurdy said.
“We are shooting for a world with no gravity in the near future.” Owen Morse, performer and cofounder of Gravity Attacks series
A juggling series performed by Owen Morse and Jon Wee at the Gravity Attacks show in Tilson Auditorium on Friday (Photos by Johnnie Taylor).
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Freshman middle blocker Cassandra Willis closed the first set with a score of 25-18 (Photo courtesy of ISU Athletics).
Thomas Beeler Sports Editor ISU volleyball team were 0-2 this weekend agaisnt two Missouri Valley Conferene teams. The loss dropped the Sycamores overall record to 2-10, 0-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference. ISU vs. Southern Illinois The Sycamores were swept 0-3 (22-25, 24-26, 21-25) Saturday night as ISU women’s volleyball began their Missouri Valley Conference schedule. Leading the Sycamores was senior Shea Doran with 19 kills, eight digs and two blocks. The Salukis offense was spearheaded by Alysia Mayes with 13 kills, two aces and five digs, while teammate Bailey Yeager led the team with 20 digs. In the opening set, the Salukis and Sycamores remained close, as the score tied seven times. Following the final tied score at ten, Southern Illinois University went on 3-0 run putting some distance between themselves and ISU. The Salukis extended their lead as much as seven points, but the Sycamores battled back within three before
losing the first set 22-25. Set two was closer with the lead changing hands seven times. The Sycamores pushed the game into deuces, but a kill by SIU Laura Thole and a service ace by Yeager ended the set. The third set opened with the Salukis going on a 4-0 run. The Sycamores trailed SIU by eight points during the game (6-14), but slowly began to close the distance coming with three points before the Salukis took the set 25-21. ISU vs. Evansville Indiana State’s volleyball team fought a tough battle with the Purple Arches of Evansville, but couldn’t finish it and fell short three sets to two. The Sycamore’s record after Sunday’s match is 2-10 and 0-2 Missouri Valley Conference play. Doran earned a double double with 26 kills and 15 digs. Junior Loni Mackinson aided the Sycamores with 51 assists and 17 digs. The first set the Sycamores led the beginning, pulling away with a large point advantage scoring
22-14 after a kill from senior Shea Doran and an attack error by Evansville. Freshman Cassandra Willis closed this set with a kill making the score 25-18. Evansville responsed to the Sycamores and took control of the second set with a 25-18 win to tie the match. Set three, ISU took the regained control of the match and led the match 2-1 with a 25-13 set victory. Junior Molly Murphy started the set with a kill and an ace for ISU. Once again, Evansville did not allow the Sycamores to close out the match and grabbed the fourth set 25-20, beginning the match score two sets to two with the match falling in the hands of the fifth set. The fifth set began with Evansville getting a 6-1 run. The Sycamores could not regain control from there and fell 15-7 in the final set of the match. ISU will be playing Friday in another MVC match with their home opener against the Bradley University Braves.
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Mascari wins individual title, Sycamores third
Sophomore John Mascari and senior Albera Escalera leading for the Sycamores during the 8,000m race at the Indiana Intercollegiates (Photo by Richelle Kimble).
Craig Padgett Sports Reporter
Indiana State men’s cross country team earned an individual first place finish and a third place team finish Friday at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet held a the LaVern Gibson cross country course. Indiana State sophomore and Terre Haute native, John Mascari, crossed the finish line first for the Sycamores in a time of 24:42 in the 8,000m race. “I felt really relaxed and smooth most of the race,” Mascari said. “But with 1,000 meters to go, that’s when the pace began to get a bit more uncomfortable.” Mascari and senior Albaro Escalera positioned themselves to push over the late stages of the race. Escalera followed Mascari with a time of 24:54. Senior Dustin Betz followed up his Bradley Open Championship with a fifth place showing in 25:00.2. “I’m very excited about the top three today,” men’s head cross country coach, John McNichols said. “Mascari and Escalera ran controlled in the front pack and Betz was close by. When they moved at the 4k the race was theirs.” Freshman Taylor Head finished 32nd in 25:55. Freshman
Gabe Ocasio placed 39th with 26:08. Finishing 52nd was sophomore Milton Brinza in 26:35, sophomore Tristan Selby placed 56th in 26:43 and senior Corey Hahn brought them home in 57th at 26:44. “I’m concerned about the illness of Selby, Head, and Ocasio,” McNichols said. “They were 35 seconds off of their times from a week ago and their health will be key for us to have another great showing at Notre Dame.” Overall, the Sycamores earned 79 points in third. Butler took second place with 70 points and repeating champions Indiana University, recieved first place with 49 points. Finishing the top five we’re Purdue in 4th with 92 points and Southern Indiana in 5th with 133 points. The Sycamores will now be heading to the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. to compete against some of the nations best teams. This meet will begin the selection process for November’s NCAA Championships. They determine the at-large positions from the teams beat during the year and the Sycamores will be looking to do very well in the coming weeks.
“Normally, a top 10 finish at Notre Dame is very respectable.” McNichols said.
“I felt really relaxed and smooth most of the race. But with 1000 meters to go, that’s when the pace began to get a bit more uncomfortable.” John Mascari, sophomore runner
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Women cross country finishes third at Intercollegiates
Senior Hannah Mercer and junior Kalli Dalton competing at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet (Photo by Richelle Kimble).
Craig Padgett Sports Reporter
The Indiana State women’s cross country team finished third in the team completion in the Indiana Intercollegiate meet on the LaVern Gibson Championship cross-country course at the Wabash Family Sports Center. Overcoming adversity has quickly became the theme for the women’s cross country team. Over the first few weeks of the season, the team has had to overcome injury, illness, and other events out of the team’s control, yet they keep finding the caliber of athletes in their depth chart to be competitive. “I was actually really pleased with the team’s performance today,” John Gartland said, head women’s cross country coach. “We overcame some adversity this week. For whatever reason we were without about four different runners that could’ve been our fifth runner.” In order to replace lost athletes, long sprinter, junior Leeann Michl has joined the cross country roster. “We asked Michl to run another cross country race for us today, after running her first one last week at Bradley. She did a great job for us,” Gartland said. Senior Jessica Zangmeister and sophomore Nicole Lucas led the Sycamores among the races elite.
“I thought the race went well today. I had set out to finish in the top 20 and finished just that,” Lucas said, who finished 20th in a time of 18:53. She was following Zangmeister, who placed 11th in 18:27. “I thought the girls did well and it was a great day for the Sycamores,” Lucas said. She was followed by junior Kalli Dalton, who concluded her race 21st in 18:56. Senior Hanna Mercer was 36th in 19:14. Michl rounded out the scoring with her 54th place effort in 19:40. This earned them a third place finishing with 142 points. They finished behind Indiana, who took the title with 29 points and Purdue, who were runners-up with 43 points. “I wish we could have been up with the Big Ten programs, but we were a ways behind them,” Gartland said, “Realistically speaking this is the place we should’ve gotten at this meet.” The Sycamores beat some notable teams as they were followed by Ball State in fourth (151 points), IUPUI fifth (198 points), IPFW sixth (200 points), Evansville seventh (201 points), Indianapolis eight (210 points), Southern Indiana ninth (215 points), and finishing tenth was Taylor with 265
points. “I thought we would place a little bit higher as a team and I thought each individual would place just a little bit higher up in the race,” Gartland said. “We spread out a little more among our top four than I thought we would. Usually, when you score 142 points at a meet like this you’re going to be a little further back. Because of the nature of the teams up front scoring so low and everyone behind having a problem, for one reason or another we were able to sneak into third.” The Sycamores will look to build upon this and hopefully gain some valuable runners back into the line-up as the season progresses. “We have some work to do, but this was okay for today,” Gartland said. The Sycamores will be traveling to the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. September 28th. This meet will test the this team’s strength and how they will continue to deal with everything thrown their way this season.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Bell’s 349-yard game broke the Missouri Valley Football Conference single-game rushing record. The previous record was held by Western Illinois University’s Herb Donaldson who rushed for 328 yards against the Sycamores in 2006. In addition, Bell’s record performance broke the previous ISU school record (256 rushing yards) established by himself against Youngstown State University last year. “It is exciting to watch Shakir play,” Connor Underwood, [insert position], said. “Every time he touches the ball, you never know if it is going to be a touchdown or what, because he always has the homerun play ready.” The Sycamores improved their record for the season to 2-1 with the victory over the Bulldogs. Drake University dropped to 1-2 for the season. The Sycamores ran for a total of 368 of 462 offense yards led by Bell. Sophomore quarterback Mike Perish completed 7 of 13 passes for 94 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
On defense, senior linebackers Aaron Archie and Jacolby Washington each recorded 14 tackles. With a 22-yard field goal, the Bulldogs were on the scoreboard first with 9:12 remaining in the first quarter. It will not be until the next quarter that the Sycamores will get on the board as they capped off a four play, 61-yard drive with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Perish to Demory Lawshe with 7:18 remaining in the quarter. After halftime, the Sycamores applied pressure with two touchdowns in the third quarter from Bell. The Sycamores will end the game thanks to a 35-yard field goal from Tanner Fritschle, with 3:42 remaining in the fourth quarter to bring the final score to 27-10. The Sycamores return to Memorial Stadium next weekend and begin conference play against South Dakota State. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.
(Top right) Senior Ben Obaseki leaps over Drake player towards Bulldogs’ quarterback. (Bottom left) Junior Russell Jones tackles a Drake player to the ground. (Bottom right) Red shirt freshman Richie Dyer carries the ball for the Sycamores during the ISU versus Drake game (Photos by Mae Robyn Rhymes).