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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana State struck first at Indiana and had the ball with a chance to tie on the last play of the game, but eventually the Hoosiers walked away with a hard fought 24-17 victory over the Sycamores in front of 41,882 fans at Memorial Stadium. ISU falls to 0-1 on the young season while Indiana improved to 1-0. “We had chances throughout the game, but we didn’t take advantage of them,” coach Miles commented. “We had every opportunity to win the

Photo courtesy of ISU Athletic Media Relations ball game; we just didn’t take advantage of it. They were a very high tempo team that caused us some problems. They are well coached and did a great job.” Junior tailback Shakir Bell rushed for 192 yards on 24 carries -- with a 54-yard touchdown, which proved to be a new school record for most rushing yards by a Sycamore ever in a season opening game. It was the 16th 100-yard rushing game by a Sycamore in a season lidlifter.

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The Donald W. Scott College of Business will be dedicated Friday at 2:30 p.m. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

The Federal Building, the current home of the Donald W. Scott College of Business, will be dedicated Friday at 2:30 p.m. The dedication will take place outside the building on 7th and Cherry Street. Following the dedication, there will be a reception and visitors will be taken on a tour of the building. The event is open to the public. The building was repurposed to house ISU students and faculty beginning this fall. The $20 million renovation began in 2007 when university officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. General Services Administration. More than half of the renovation funding came from private donors – with the most sizable being Donald W. Scott’s

contribution. The remaining costs were subsidized through the state of Indiana in the form of fee replaced bonds. Federal Hall, formerly known as the Federal Building , was constructed in 1934 as the home of the federal court and U.S. Post Office, local branches of the Social Security Administration, Wage and Hours Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service. Much of the historic significance of the federal hall remains. The original courtroom remains with the mural “The Signing of the Magna Carta” by Frederick Webb Ross preserved. Efforts has also been made to keep the original mailboxes as well.


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Auction: Student artwork to benefit local charities

Gabrielle Roach works on a painting as part of ISU’s first summer research program for art students (Photo courtesy of ISU Communication and Marketing).

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From late May to early August, three Terre Haute natives studying at Indiana State University joined seven other students, who hail from other towns around the state, as “Sycamore Artists Residing in Our Town” (SARIOT), the university’s first summer research program for art students. The program paid the students $3,000 each to produce original artwork under the guidance of faculty members Fran Lattanzio, Nancy Nichols-Pethick and Glenn Dunlap. Gabrielle Roach’s views of “Our Town” focus on youthful rites of passage: eating cotton candy at the Banks of the Wabash Festival, splashing in the Deming Dipper, or just relaxing poolside at the east side park, or taking a refreshing summertime drink from a garden hose. Austen Leake concentrates on the community’s landmarks, ranging from the iconic Sycamore Building and Vigo County Courthouse to views of Fairbanks Park as seen from the Wabash River. Ben Delnat thinks buildings, too, but his view leans toward the macabre. He wonders what might happen to familiar Terre Haute landmarks once their human caretakers are no longer around. Roach photographed some of the people of “Our Town,” then re-created her photographs in oil canvas paintings.

“I focused on the small town, Midwest America, and ... on the small things,” she said. “I tried to think of things that remind me of my childhood. It kind of sounds like a cliché, but life is a lot simpler where we live.” There is nothing “deep” to her work, Roach said. “It’s not anything that’s supposed to make a statement. I hope that one day I can create things that are a little more active and a statement, but these are just enjoyable. I really love where I live and I hope when people look at these they can take that away and love where they live, too.” Leake’s photographs, taken at sunrise or sunset, sought to “try to capture Terre Haute in a way that someone hasn’t seen it who’s lived here their whole life, or something way out in the woods that no one’s ever seen before,” he said. “I really hope that people will think this town is a little less bland.” Like his fellow students who participated in SARIOT, Leake appreciated the opportunity to throw himself into his work for what amounted to a full-time job for much of the summer. “It was a great experience to have the freedom to do things with some deadlines, but not necessarily a rubric,” he said. “To get paid to do art is a pretty rare experience and I may not be able to do it again. I really like to be able to capture the essence of a city like

I did during the summer. I have seen a lot of artists with similar opportunities, such as Robert Frank with his classic, ‘The Americans.’ I hope an opportunity comes up in the future where I can do what I did in Terre Haute for other towns.” Using digital photography that features well-known buildings and scenes from Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife area, Delnat created surreal images of how a post-apocalyptic Terre Haute might appear after nature took back man-made structures. “As people, we think the things we make will last and last, but the truth of the matter is that the moment we stop tending and taking care of the world that we live in, nature’s just going to take it right back,” Delnat said. “I want to give a glimpse of the frailty of our town. I just want people to enjoy them. I want people to look at them and get them thinking.” Delnat also played it straight and created a series of prints featuring products made or formerly made in Terre Haute, such as Clabber Girl baking powder, Rex coffee and Champagne Velvet beer, which ceased production in 1958 and enjoyed a brief revival from 2000 to 2006.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 “What better way to embody Terre Haute than to show examples of what we produce. A town is only as good as what it makes,” he said Delnat. “All of the products that I focused on in my art are still in production or are being reproduced, but the brands are still alive.” The SARIOT program “provided a tremendous opportunity for students to engage in self-directed creative research,” Nichols-Pethick said. “I’m sure that all the participants will look back on the experience as a formative one that will lead them to more confidently pursue exhibitions, grants, residencies and other professional opportunities,” she said. The entire College of Arts and Sciences will use the theme “Our Town” for a semester-long series of lectures, performances and activities during spring semester 2013. During that time, students will engage with the theme entitled “Our Town” in the classrooms and in the community. Nichols-Pethick said college dean John Murray allowed the SARIOT program to use the theme in advance. “It seemed like a great way to give the program participants a starting point for their creative research while tying in with upcoming events,” she said. Sponsored by the Indiana State art department and the university’s Center for Student Research and Creativity, the idea of SARIOT was to do for art students what ISU’s long-running SURE or

Student Undergraduate Research Experience, project has done for science students. That goal is to provide opportunities that closely reflect what those students will find in a real world situation where they are not limited by 50-minute classroom sessions or two-hour labs. In addition to providing experience for the ten students, the program will provide a funding boost to an equal number of local charities. The students’ work will be on display beginning Friday at Halcyon Gallery in downtown Terre Haute. Reflecting a trend among artists toward community involvement and activism, each student has selected one piece that will be sold in a silent auction that will continue throughout the exhibition, with proceeds going to non-profit agencies the students have selected. “Contemporary artists are much less likely to work in isolation in their studios,” Nichols-Pethick said. “These kinds of interactions raise the public profile of art and artists, and remind students in the creative disciplines that they can and should be active members of their community.”

(Above) A photo illustration by Ben Delnat and digital photographs by Austen Leake (right) will be displayed along with other works by ISU art students at the Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery (Photos courtesy of ISU Communcation and Marketing).

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Statesman editorial Sycamore football on the rise The last decade of Sycamore football has seen its ups and downs. While there have been more downs than ups, that fortunately seems to be changing for the foreseeable future. As painful as it may be, many may recall that our Sycamore football team underwent a 33-game losing streak from the 2006 to 2009 seasons, marking one of the worst franchises in college football history. The last two seasons, however, have produced winning records as well as a rekindled hope for our team’s future. While the Sycamores lost their first season contest to the Indiana Hoosiers last Saturday, one can’t deny that after seeing the game this season’s team shows more promise than we’ve seen in quite some time. While many players had outstanding games

in last weekend’s loss, two players in particular were honored for their performances by the College Football Performance Awards. Junior running back Shakir Bell was named as an honorable mention CFPA Running Back Of The Week following his 192-yard rushing performance, while senior tight end Michael Mardis was an honorable mention pick for the CFPA Tight End Of The Week after catching six passes for 65 yards. Our loss against Indiana University apparently didn’t unimpress any coaches or analysts across the country either, as we still retain our ranking of 23 in The Sports Network FCS top 25 teams. So hats off to Head Coach Miles and the rest of the coaching staff for giving the Sycamores a season to be genuinely

excited about. While not everyone can be a football fan, that shouldn’t preclude anyone from showing their support. College athletics serve as a uniting force for the student body to rally around, and for many act as a representative body for the school. Whether we like it or not, the better ISU’s football team is, the more fun students have and the better we appear as a college to the outsider sports fans unfamiliar with our academics. All this being said, now is the time to get behind our Sycamore football players and start cheering. So fill your next three Saturdays with friends and football at Memorial Stadium for the upcoming games against Quincy, Drake and South Dakota State.

From fiscal fiasco to astute affluence in four easy steps Well, it’s just about a month after fall disbursements and if you are like many college students you too may be wondering: how did all that money get spent so fast? Or worse, where did all that money go? Even scarier, what are you going to do to survive the rest of the semester? Answer the following questions to yourself. •Do you frequently run out of money before the next pay day? •When an unexpected expense pops up, is it more like a crisis than an inconvenience? •Do you rob Peter to pay Paul so often that they are both ticked off at this point? •Are you on a first name basis with the clerk who works at Fast Cash Payday Loans? •Have your friends tagged you with a new nickname resembling Dodger or Mooch? If you answered yes to any of the above queries, you, my friend, need a budget. It may sound a bit intimidating, but being able to create and follow

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a budget is a basic skill that anyone can master in just four quick steps. First, make a list of all your expenses. Start with finite expenses that have amounts that don’t change, like car payments and other loans, rent or mortgage, and other fixed amounts. Don’t forget bills like insurances and holiday gifts, which may be paid annually or quarterly instead of monthly. Next, add bills that fluctuate, such as utilities, groceries, and gas. Remember, it is better to overestimate how much you spend on these consumable commodities than to underestimate. If your electric bill ranges between sixty and seventy-five dollars, list it at seventy-five dollars, not sixty. Finally, add in “ luxuries” such as entertainment and clothing. Don’t forget to include ten percent of your take home pay for savings. Now the hard part is over. Not really, it’s coming up in step four. Since you have already completed your list of expenditures, the second step requires you to list your

income. Sadly, this list is almost always significantly shorter than the previous list. List pay from your job and any other money you have coming in that you can count on. For example, do count food stamps as income but don’t include child support if your ex doesn’t pay it. In the case of student loans, take the price of tuition and books off the top and split the remainder into 12 monthly segments. Next, subtract the total expenditures from step one from the total income of step two without using negative numbers. Do not worry if you can’t do this. Most people can’t. Now that you realize what you are up against, it is time to adjust the budget. This is the hard part I warned you about in step two. To do this, you need to spend less and/or generate more income. You might need to do a good deal of both. As tempting as it is, do not balance your budget by cutting out your savings. You may only be able to save five percent instead of ten, but without savings, rainy days turn

into monsoonal downpours. Find another way. The budget is successfully adjusted when you balance what comes in and what goes out, preferably with a little extra left over. Take what’s left over and spend half of it on yourself. You’ve earned it. You have now designed a personal finance plan for yourself, but you need to continue to track your spending or else all your hard work will be for nothing. A check ledger works wonderfully for this and is usually free for the asking at your bank. There are also many styles of financial ledgers available for purchase. Being proficient at creating and following a budget is a skill that translates well to all areas of life, both personally and professionally and is an attractive addition to any resume. E-mail Cathy with any questions you might have regarding college life and the like at: ctrout1@sycamores. indstate.edu


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The Republican National Convention: Failures and Victories Election season finally seems to be in full throttle with the conclusion of the Republican National Convention. Although the convention was delayed due to the uncertainty surrounding Julian Isaac, Windborn Hurricane the Republican Progress Party wasted no time, filling out for the remainder of Progress’ the convention with galvanizing Sake speeches from noted politicians leading up to the former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, accepting the Republican Party nomination for President. And now that the Democratic National Convention is just beginning, what comparisons can be made in terms of the successes and failures of the RNC? I’ve asked Dan Burkett, President of ISU’s chapter of the College Republicans to help me in this evaluation. The future leaders of the Republican Party were apparent and their speeches were received very positively. Governor of New Mexico, Susanna Martinez was a crowd favorite as she delivered her speech with personal honesty and gentle conviction. During my interview with Dan he said, “Before the National Convention, I had never heard of her. Her speech definitely caught my attention and I think that she will be very good for the Party.” Deemed as “What Sarah Palin Could Have Been “ by Salon. com, Martinez candidly described her story of stumbling into the Republican Party by stating, “I was a Democrat for many years. So were my parents.” And after discussing politics with

Republican friends over dinner, she turned to her husband and said, “Well I’ll be damned. We’re Republicans!” Martinez continued on, saying that partisan squabbles are not important with so many Americans unemployed. And although she did shock me with her proud proclamation of owning and loving her guns (the audience loved that), Dan said that he would love to see Martinez run for the presidency in 2016 because she has definitely opened the door to a more inviting Republican Party. Martinez will be a huge asset in regards to connecting with the Latino community (a constituency that consistently votes Democratic), successful education reforms, and environmentalist endeavors. However, it should be noted that she does oppose the marriage rights of same sex couples (and I’m not going to let that one slide by). Dan and I were in total agreement that the most outstanding speech of the entire convention was delivered by

“The convention was successful but in a very average way.” Condoleezza Rice, current professor at Stanford University and former Secretary of State during the Bush Administration. Various media outlets praised Rice’s oratorical skills, as did a CNN article stating, “Condi Rice: A star is born.” Rice dwelled on standard foreign policy issues and America’s international presence by saying, “My fellow Americans, we do not have a choice. We cannot be reluctant to lead, and one cannot lead from behind.” The truly breathtaking element of the speech began when she touched on the reality of the American dream, a sentiment that surpassed political boundaries, as she made references to being raised in a segregated Alabama and going on to become the Secretary of State. Rice’s speech was so awe-inspiring that many began to question her future political aspirations, perhaps

anticipating a run for the Presidency in 2016. However, during an MSNBC interview Rice slapped down all 2016 hope by saying, “I’m more of foreign policy person.” Despite this statement, Dan still holds on to hope, saying, “Even though she’s been very vocal on not wanting to secure a national office, I still hold onto a little bit of hope. Similar to Susanna Martinez, Condoleezza Rice would be a fantastic leader for the Republican Party because she is so progressive on social issues and would appeal to a wide base of voters.” Although inviting Rice to speak was an absolute slam-dunk for the Romney campaign, it should be noted that Romney did consider Rice as a choice for VP but did not choose her because her pro-choice and progay rights stance would have resulted in Romney losing a large amount of support from the Republican Party. Evaluating the speeches of Vice President nominee Paul Ryan and Presidential nominee Mitt Romney proves a bit more difficult. I was fairly disappointed when listening to the speech of Paul Ryan, partly because it didn’t have the shimmer of Rice’s speech. When isolated from the context of Rice’s speech Dan said, “The speech was very successful. Ryan came across as a voice of strength and vigor within the Republican Party.” And Conservatives across the board were in total agreement, all trumpeting the leadership potential that is embodied within Ryan. Dan didn’t feel the same when we began to discuss Mitt Romney’s presidential nomination acceptance speech. “The speech was average”, he said, “Compared to Ronald Reagan’s acceptance speech, Romney’s was not very exciting.” A sentiment that is shared by a countless number of media outlets, along with a sense that Romney did not sell his policies very well. “Neither he nor the entire GOP convention made a case for his economic policy

agenda,” said an article from the Wall Street Journal. It is apparent that Romney did dot his i’s and cross his t’s as he systematically attempted to separate himself from the negative images that he’s gained throughout the campaign. So how successful was the Convention? Recent Gallup polls suggest that the RNC had minimal impact on either Romney or Obama approval ratings. Dan thinks that the convention had a fair amount of victories. “I think that the Republican National Convention was successful in focusing the issue of the campaign on the economy, education and immigration. And it was very successful in ignoring the assets of the platform that are very unpopular with undecided voters,” he said. The convention was successful but in a very average way. Aside from Condoleeza Rice, this convention didn’t have the same galvanizing qualities as the 2008 RNC, during which John McCain accepted his nomination. The convention also failed to unveil the party platform in its entirety. There are a vast amount of questions that still have yet to be answered by the Romney campaign, which has left a wide opening for the Democrats during the Democratic National Convention to swoop in and answer those questions for him, which may be a fatal blow to Romney’s Presidential aspirations. As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, Americans across the country are waiting with bated breath for President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, with hopes that he will address the country’s condition and answer the most critical question of the Romney campaign, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”


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Ryan Teppen, right, posing with other ISU study abroad students in China (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

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Studying abroad has become a common event while students are in college and most experiences leave students in awe of other cultures, countries and academic settings. It isn’t common, however, for students to commit to a study abroad experience for two semesters. Ryan Teppen, a senior business major, didn’t want just a brief departure, he wanted an experience that would allow him to adapt and learn the culture completely. “It was awesome, totally different than being in America,” he said. “It was hard to adjust, but once you get used to it, it’s great.” Teppen just recently returned from his academic year in Shenyang, China. Prior to making the decision on China, he knew he wanted to study abroad but he did not know where. “I’m majoring in business and China has a great business relationship with the U.S.” he said. “The first semester I took a basic Chinese language, an international business class and a Chinese culture class. My second semester I took an intense four hour language course.” Teppen said that China and the U.S. have some great academic and cultural differences. He expected to enter an unfamiliar world. For example, there was a lot less interaction

between students and teachers and there was no homework, but tests were crucial. “It’s viewed as rude and degrading to ask questions of professors,” he said. “It’s seen as testing their knowledge. Though, my Chinese language classes were more lenient because all of the students were foreign.” Teppen figured he would eventaully adjust. Other Americans, such as his roommate, and occasional American culture helped him feel comfortable. “I made some Chinese friends who spoke English and this helped the adjustment process,” Teppen said. Though, there were some quirky differences that made the experience memorable; this included limited hot water. “We only had hot water at specific times, and if we did not take a shower then, we had a cold shower or would wait for the next time,” he said. Another American luxury that China lacked was electric dryers. This meant the students had to hang their clothes to dry. “Because of this experience, I have become more open to experiencing new things and feel a special bond to foreign students that come here to study,” he said. “Adjusting back to American culture has been pretty easy. We have more amenities here than

over there.” Teppen would love for people to go to China but would not push them to go somewhere they had no interest in. In Teppen’s opinion, one of the best things about China was the diversity. “I met people from 20 different countries and it seems like the whole world is right there. Plus the traveling is great.” During his stay, Teppen traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Thailand. “The Chinese people are not used to having many Americans there, but there are a large amount of foreigners,” he said. In regards to the overall experience, Teppen’s advice to other students is to have an open mind. “I think if you have a closed mind then you will have lots of problems studying abroad. You have to go there with an understanding that it’s not America.” Even so, he wishes everyone could be brave enough to take the opportunity. “I encourage everyone to study abroad,” he said. “If you don’t go, you’re missing out on the world and personal growth.”


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OUYA gaming challenges Xbox 360 Thomas Beeler Sports Editor Since 2005, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has been available for purchase and doesn’t seem to be slowing as the production of games is to continue on to 2013. As Android enters into the realm of video games with Angry Birds, Words with Friends and Draw Something, they seem to be competing with console games and bringing mobile gaming to the mainstream. The developers of these games and many more have come together creating a console named OUYA, taking the mobile gaming experience and bringing it to the television. Developers call this a new kind of video game console, but will this hold up against the eight year veteran console, Xbox 360? Kotaku.com states that OUYA has the support racking in $8.5 million in its month long Kickstarter campaign, defeating its original goal of $950,000. Within the first eight hours, the original goal was surpassed. They are also giving back to everyone contributing $95 or more; these generous donors will receive an OUYA on the indented release date in March. Non-donors can began preordering at $109 right now. Along with the support of the customers, other well-known game developers are coming aboard and bringing their game series to the console. According to cbsnews.com, Namco Bandai and Square Enix are bringing back renovated popular titles such as Pac-man, Final Fantasy, Tekken and Galaga. The videogame hub will be heading to the OUYA, which transfers hundreds of gaming to be available on the console. Another feature of the OUYA is a message from the developers stating, “hacker’s welcome.” Because the OUYA is built with software development kit for Android or SDK, anyone who can write software for the Android operating system can build a game for the OUYA. This allows customers to create their own game for free, unlike Microsoft’s XNA Developer Center.The OUYA will have tough competition against the Xbox 360 and the other consoles, but it seems to have many user-friendly features easy for the causal gamer and game programmers. Additionally, the console itself is planned to be the size of a Rubik’s cube, which allows for easy travel and convienient for space management. The OUYA console is set to be released in March 2013.

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Students ‘rock the fountain’ with Spotlight Entertainment

Students performing at the Rock the Fountain festival on Thursday night (Photos by Christina Heaton).

Joseph Paul Reporter Spotlight Entertainment, a student-run organization, hosted their first Rock the Fountain festival Thursday night, where students were encouraged to bring an instrument and come jam between 7 and 10 p.m. The festival was conducted in a relaxed fashion, with no stage or amplification. Spotlight Entertainment president Faren Haas said it was a good opportunity for musicians to connect. At first, the musicians were spread throughout the fountain area, performing for various audiences. However, it didn’t take long for the them to come together for an all-out jam session, where hits like Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing In The Name” could be heard. Damon Smith, a senior communication major and guitarist for the B-team, was there with fellow band mate and drummer Jacob Osborn. They set up a make shift drum set for the event, including a paint bucket bass drum. In the midst of an intense riff, Smith broke a guitar string. But the show went on, and the jams were definitely cranked out. “Any opportunity to get together and play music is beautiful,” Smith said. Wielding an acoustic guitar next to Smith was Wes Russell, a freshman professional aviation flight technology major. Russell

had been in a few bands before he came to ISU, but this time he was just there for the fun of it. Although he didn’t know Smith before the event, they were side-by-side amidst the other performers, playing some of their favorite songs. “I was interested to see who else played instruments and see what musical opportunities were presented to me,” said Russell. “Plus, I like to perform for other people.” Tracy Machtan, assistant director for Student Activities and Organizations and advisor for Spotlight Entertainment, said that Thursday night was a fine example of how music brings everyone together. “What’s really cool is a lot of [the musicians] didn’t know each other before tonight and it seems now that they’ve known each other for years,” she said. Haas said Spotlight Entertainment developed the idea for Rock the Fountain because they wanted to get musicians out there showcasing their talents; she added that the music was equally important. Spotlight Entertainment is a student-run organization that plans events and concerts on campus. They meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. in HMSU 421. No prior music experience is necessary to join. Spotlight plans to host acoustic artist Mike Sullivan on

September 20th, Haas said. Last year, the organization arranged the Mike Posner concert for homecoming and the Mardi Gras/Valentine’s Day party. The second edition of Sycamix, a compilation album featuring artists from ISU, was also planned and produced by Spotlight Entertainment last semester. According to Machtan, two more Rock the Fountain events are planned for this semester. “I think that [Rock the Fountain] was such a success with forming so many friendships and bringing people together through music,” she said.

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Students gather in the name of gaming at ISU Con Ernest Rollins Editor-In-Chief In the far corner of the North Gym, one of the courts was transformed into a battlefield. Armed with foam swords, the battle for survival began in a brawl. Whether it be against a single foe, an army or simply escaping zombiefication, ‘larping,’ or live action role-playing, began on Saturday as a part of the 2012 ISU Con event. The ISU Con event is an annual convention held in accordance with club week, and acts as an opportunity for those who are interested or already involved in the culture of “traditional” gaming to interact and be recruited for other on-campus social clubs. The event attracted various people including adults of the community, college students and kids. “It was extremely popular,” Brian Rodgers, a graduate student in English, said. “We had tons of people running around.” ISU Con featured various stations for gamers. These included games such as Dungeon and Dragons, Shadowrun, Call of Cthulhu and Starwars. In addition, there were opportunities for those interested in live-action role-playing with Dagorhir on Friday and Vampire LARP and cos-playing. “The kind of gaming we mostly cover is what I like to call traditional gaming,” Nichols Feltner, a science education major, said. “Pen and paper and dice. Anything that is normally not electronic.” Sean Green, a senior communication major, said the goal is building social connections with others around a common

interest. “It’s all about entertainment here and meeting new people,” said Green. Beyond ISU Con, the university is home to various social clubs devoted to areas such as tabletop gaming and role-playing. Green said some of the clubs offered include the Underground Anime Club, the ISU role-playing guild and the 40K club, which focuses on miniature war games. Activities can be centered on or off campus. The Investigation of the Supernatural Unit, for example, is set off campus. Green, a member of the club, said the purpose is to gather people interested in the supernatural and explore and investigate fabled sites around Indiana. Green added that on one expedition, the team traveled underneath Mogger’s Restaurant located on 9th and Poplar Street as part of a special tour to view the Underground Railroad. Feltner said there are many positives to being a part of one of the various gaming clubs across campus. Besides providing entertainment, it can be a great way at reliving stress. “Through gaming, especially role-playing games, you can make characters and express yourself in ways that you would normally never get to. It can help relieve stress,” Feltner said. For more information on any of ISU’s gaming clubs, please contact ISU’s Student Organizations personnel Natalie Brewster at nbrewster@sycamores.indstate.edu. ISU Con workers displaying various technology

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Thomas Beeler / Blaine Kinsley Sports Editor / ISU Athletics Media Relations After dropping the first two sets, the Sycamores remain in the gameuntil the very last set, but the Lethernecks walked away with the victory. The conclusion of the game ended the 2012 Jessica Barkman Classic. ISU now is 1-6 for this season’s team record. The Leathernecks improved to [inser record] for the season. In the first set, the Sycamores had nine kills to WIU’s 16 kills. ISU then matched the number amount of kills to WIU with thirteen. In the third set, ISU gained an advantage with thirteen over seven kills. The Sycamores kept the lead in the number of kills beating WIU 13-10. In the final set, ISU had one less kill then WIU behind eight to nine. Doran finished the match with 19 kills, nine digs and two blocks. Junior Molly Murphy had a

double double with 13 kills and 13 digs. Freshman Victoria Swigart had 14 kills, nine digs and a block. Sophomore Kyla Thomas lead the team with three blocks. The second set was over after a battle back and forth and two back to back kills from WIU. ISU then made a comeback in the third set taking a 10-1 lead and winning 25-16. In the fourth set, both teams were exchanging points with the Sycamores leading 13-12 off of a kill by Swigart. They continued to win the sets, finishing 25 -19, then tied two sets to two sets. The fifth set had no clear advantage with both teams battling back and forth as Swigart and Doran kept the Sycamores in the match with repeated kills. The Leathernecks got a kill giving them the match point, bringing to the final score 17-15 and the

match 3-2. ISU vs. Loyola Junior Molly Murphy had 15 kills and nine digs for the Sycamores but it was not enough to give ISU the win as they fell 3-1 to the Ramblers of Loyola Saturday in the Jessica Barkman Classic. The Sycamores found themselves in an early hole as the Ramblers jumped out to an 11-7 lead. The Sycamore offense battled back to tie the game at 1414 off a Rambler service error. Both teams battled back and forth and the Sycamores eventually took a 24-22 lead at the end of the first set. Despite having two chances at set point, the Ramblers held on and eventually beat the Sycamores 26-24.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 The Sycamores responded in the second set winning 25-21 with three straight kills by Murphy and senior Shea Doran. In the third set the Ramblers got ahead early and the Sycamores could never find their rhythm as they fell to Loyola 25-14. Again in the fourth set the Sycamores got down early before coming back to tie the game at 7. The Ramblers then scored the next eight points to jump out to a 15-7 lead over the Sycamores. Once again the Sycamores responded as they cut the Rambler lead to 20-16 late in the set. The Sycamores were not able to get any closer, however, as they dropped the set 25-19 and the match 3-1. Murphy led the Sycamores with 15 kills while junior Loni

Mackinson added 21 assists and freshman Ashlen Buck had 11 digs. ISU vs. SIUE In the Sycamores second game of the day they came out firing as they took a 2-0 lead off back-to-back kills by Doran and Murphy. The Sycamores then retook the lead at 6-5 and never looked back as they won the first set in a thriller 25-23 off a kill by Doran. The Cougars of SIUE came back and won the second set 25-16 over the Sycamores. The Cougars then jumped out to an 11-7 lead before the Sycamore offense responded and pulled ahead to win the set 25-20 and to take a 2-1 match lead. In the fourth set the Cougars came out firing and

grabbed a 5-0 lead over the Sycamores. Doran stopped the Sycamores bleeding with a kill and back-to-back errors by the Cougars cut the lead to 5-3. Cougars went on to tie the match by winning set four 25-17. The fifth set came down to the wire as both teams traded points before the Cougars finally pulled ahead at 13-12. The Sycamores could not get a stop and dropped the final set 15-12 and the match 3-2. Doran led the team with 14 kills while Fullenkamp and Murphy each added 13. Buck also added 18 digs for the Sycamores while Mackinson added 30 assists. ISU Volleyball will be traveling to Miami, Ohio for the Miami of Ohio Tournament with activities beginning Friday.

Briefs Sycamores ranked No.23 In the Sports Network Top 25 The Indiana State Sycamores are now one of the five teams ranked in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 Poll announced today by the national wire service. The Sycamores remain in the 23rd spot of the poll. After a week of games North Dakota State is ranked second, Youngstown State sits sixth. Northern Iowa is eighth and Illinois State is ranked 18th. All of these

teams are also ranked in the FCS Coaches Poll which were also released today. After ISU’s game against Indiana University Saturday night junior Shakir Bell and senior Michael Mardis were honored for their performances by the College Football Performance Awards. Bell was an honorable mention CFPA Running Back of the Week following his 192

rushing yard performance and establishing a new school record for most rushing yards by a Sycamore in a season opener. Mardis was also an honorable mention pick for the CFPA Tight End of the Week after he caught six passes for 65 yards. Bell and Mardis are competing against Quincy at home September 8 kicking off at 2:05pm.

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Sycamores within one touchdown in opening game CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “He has been playing great,” Miles said about Bell. “He doesn’t amaze me anymore. Unfortunately for him, we have come to the expectation to play well. I thought Shakir played with heart, ran well, picked up blitzes and just played an all-around game. He can play on any stage. He is the real deal. He’s a real competitor, a great kid and a great running back.” Mike Perish made his Sycamore debut and amassed 211 yards through the air on 20-of-31 passing. It was the seventh 200-yard passing game in the history of ISU during a season opener and the first since Reilly Murphy had 235 at Purdue to open the 2006 campaign. Donald Spencer had seven catches for 64 yards and Michael Mardis recorded six receptions for 65 yards to lead the way. The Sycamores put five different defenders into double digit tackles with Jacolby Washington leading the way with 13, including one for a loss. Dillion Painter & Aaron Archie recorded 12 while Donovan Layne posted 11 and Calvin Burnett had 10. Tre Roberson paced the Indiana offense with a 26-of-36 passing performance for 280 yards and one touchdown. Leading 17-10 at the half, Indiana drove the ball 11 plays and 75 yards over the first 4:55 of the third quarter to extend their advantage to two possessions with a oneyard scoring plunge by quarterback Tre Roberson. The Sycamores spirit was not dampened by the Hoosier TD as they marched down the field for a 10play, 76-yard drive which ended with a 23-yard pass from Mike Perish to Austen Wozniak with 5:14 left in the third quarter to trim the Hoosier lead down to 2417. The catch for Wozniak represented the eighth pass completion in a row for Perish, which is the longest streak for a Sycamore since Ronnie Fouch had 10 in a row and just three short of Jeff Miller’s school record set in 1984. The Sycamores faced defeat during their first game of the season, losing 24-17 against the Hoosiers (Photo courtesy of ISU Indiana State’s defense got the stop it needed following Communications and Marketing). a Fritschle touchback which resulted in a third-and-eight opportunity for the Hoosiers as Calvin Burnett knocked The Sycamores got two first downs on their opening drive after Hoosiers a 17-7 lead. down a long Roberson pass to force a punt. The Sycamores took receiving the initial kickoff of the game. After being forced to punt, The Sycamores and Hoosiers traded punts and the Sycamores over at their own 36-yard line and a pair of Bell rushes netted a the Hoosiers put together a drive of their own which ended with a got it with46 seconds on the clock at their own 35-yard line. Bell first down as the Sycamores moved towards midfield. The drive touchdown being taken away due to an offensive pass interference broke off a pair of long runs to move the ball into Hoosier territory ended when the Hoosiers forced Donald Spencer to fumble the call which led to an IU punt. before Perish completed passes to Michael Mardis, Demory ball after a catch in Indiana territory with just over two minutes Screen passes to Spencer and Bell from quarterback Mike Perish Lawshe and Donald Spencer to move inside the IU 30. Tanner left in the third quarter. led to a Shakir Bell rush over left guard for a 54-yard touchdown at Fritschle drilled his first career field goal - a 45-yarder - as the first The turnover did not hurt the Sycamores as they were able to the 6:28 mark of the first quarter to give the Sycamores a 7-0 lead. half clock expired to inch the Sycamores closer at 17-10. march down to the 25-yard line, but a 42-yard attempt by Mitch Shakir Bell finished the first half with 145 yards rushing on 14 The Hoosiers answered in just 48 seconds to Bell’s long TD Ewald hit the left upright to keep the score right there at 24-17 in scamper with a big play of their own as Shane Wynn hauled in a attempts while Mike Perish was 9-of-13 for 74 yards and Donald favor of Indiana as the third quarter wound down to a conclusion. 71-yard pass from Roberson with 5:35 left in the first quarter to Spencer had four catches for 31 yards. Calvin Burnett led the The fourth quarter proved to be a defensive battle that didn’t see knot the score at 7. Sycamores with seven total tackles before the break. either team score. The Sycamores’ Johnny Towalid blocked a field “I think our kids will make a big step from this game to the next Mitch Ewald hit a 34-yard field goal early in the second quarter, goal to give the Sycamore offense a chance with under five minutes but Calvin Burnett was flagged for running into the kicker, to give game, just from the mental standpoint of the game,” Miles said. to go and ISU stopped the Hoosiers late in the contest to give the the Hoosiers a fourth-and-one opportunity. Indiana went on score Indiana State returns to action on Saturday, September 8 when offense the ball with 25 seconds to go. from 15-yards out on a Stephen Houston rush to take a 14-7 lead they open a season-long, three-game homestand against Quincy Mike Perish completed a pair of lengthy passes, one to Michael with 13:53 on the clock in the second quarter. inside Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2:05 p.m. (ET) and will Mardis and the other to Donald Spencer to creep inside the Indiana got a three-and-out stop on defense and drove into the be televised on GoSycamores.com. 34-yard line. Perish made a last second heave but the pass was red zone but this time they had to settle for a 30-yard field goal knocked down to end the contest. by Mitch Ewald with 4:45 left in the second quarter to give the


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Winning weekend for the ISU women’s soccer team Thomas Beeler Sports Editor

This weekend the Indiana State women’s soccer team established a new year game record of 3-2-0. ISU scored a total of three goals this weekend with one against Eastern Illinois University, Friday, and two versus Murray State University, Sunday. ISU vs. EIU ISU added another victory to this year’s record count by defeating Eastern Illinois University Friday evening. The Sycamores shut out EIU in the second half as freshman Sydney Lovelace scored in the 87th minute of the game. “It was successful obviously we would have like to see more in the back of the net but we’ll take 1-0 win at home for sure,” Head coach Erica True said. In the final two minutes of the match Lovelace beat EIU’s goalkeeper to the back post and scored her first collegiate goal from the left side box and winning the game. ISU recorded an early 12-3 advantage in shots in the opening 45 minutes. Four of the 12 shots were in frame in the first half. Both ISU and EIU had seven fouls against them at the conclusion of the game. EIU had an advantage on saves leading 5-1 but ISU led in number of shots with 17 to the Panthers’ five. EIU’s only had one shot on goal compared to ISU’s six. Along with the goal Lovelace took six shotswith two on goal. Another top performer for the Sycamores was sophomore Emily Chura had three shots and one shot on goal. “Having a lot of shots is frustrating but I knew one would come and I think we all knew that we just work for it and it came,” Lovelace said. ISU vs. MSU The Sycmores overcame a one-goal deficit early on to claim vicotry of the Murry State Racers Sunday afternoon. A strong second half effort by the Sycamores proved to much for MSU as the Sycamores took the match 2-1, This weekend, the ISU women’s soccer team scored a goal against Eastern Illinois University and two goals against Murray closing out the weekend with double victories. State University (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). MSU took an early lead with Veronika Pribyslavsk of Murray scoring in the first half, using a long ball-over and MSU’s goalkeeper Yi Du had five saves but allowed to two goal Bria Caldwell and Alexandra Rodas, scored from the center of the chip right over the goal keeper. go pass as ISU freshmen goalkeeper, Erin Mitchell, had two saves box. It was her only shot of the night. ISU then took the tied 1-1 with goal from junior Shelby Troyer The next four games for the Sycamores will be on the road “Our first half wasn’t great for us. We just didn’t string anything assisted by sophomore Emily Chura following a free kick in the together,” Head coach Erica True said, “We were down a goal but beginning in Las Vagas, Nev. The Sycamores will be competing 70th minute of the game. Troyer also took two shots and took we knew coming back out here that we would have to have a in two games at the UNLV Nike Invitational. ISU will be playing two on goal. Montana on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sacramento State Sunday at special to coming back and we did.” Two minutes later ISU would strike again as the Sycamores ISU had ten shots over MSU’s seven. Sophomore Marisa 1:30 p.m. took the lead in the 72nd minute. Scoring one more goal for the Windisch took three shots and had one on goal. The Sycamores “To come off the weekend with two wins is fantastic.” Sycamores was junior Taylor Reed. Reed, assisted by sophomores had a total 12 fouls to Murray’s ten.

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