Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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Students gather to watch Republican National Convention
Preface Photos/JOE KUHARIC Students watch the Republican National Convention in the SAC lounge By JOE KUHARIC Staff Writer
A group of students gathered in the Student Activity Center lounge from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, to discuss politics and watch the Republican ticket acceptance speech of Mitt Romney during the Republican Nation Convention (RNC). Students listened attentively as speakers discussed economics, women’s rights and the likeability of Romney as a candidate during the televised convention in Tampa, Fla. Brandon Rickey, a senior double majoring in political science and philosophy and president of the IU South Bend Political Science Club, was anticipating hearing Romney’s proposals to some of President Barack Obama’s current policies. “[Politics is] a way of making the country better for the future,” Rickey said. Rickey stated that he wants to vote for whom he feels is best looking out for the country as a whole, and that he has already
made his mind up on who he will vote for. There were others in attendance that were still not sure who would get their vote. Junior political science major Sarah Webber was undecided going into the event and was hoping to hear logical arguments from those involved with policy making. “I want to hear about the budget, not slander,” Webber said. Not all students who attended had planned on being there. Jeremy Chrapliwy, a freshman majoring in computer science, was looking for a place to study when he sat down in the lounge. He was drawn into the RNC viewing event. “Both sides are not willing to work together,” Chrapliwy said. The frustration with the political climate in America was echoed by both those in attendance and speakers at the RNC. Chrapliwy expressed that he was having difficulty with both candidates when it came to policy and that he was still undecided with his vote. The event was sponsored by
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the IUSB Political Science Club and is part of the multicampus non-partisan American Democracy Project (ADP) initiative headed at IUSB by Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Elizabeth Bennion. The goal of the ADP is to graduate college students that understand how and are committed to being active citizens in a democracy. Bennion was also present at the event, encouraging students to engage in an active dialogue and become more involved with politics. “The future of our democracy depends on an informed citizenry,” Bennion explained. She stressed that choosing the next President of the United States is not a solitary act and that it is a communal decision among all
Preface Photo/ JOE KUHARIC American citizens, not one to make without open discussion. “We’re not doing enough talking to each other,” Bennion said. Another ADP event is planned from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 during the Democratic National Convention, when Presi-
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dent Obama will accept his party’s nomination for the Democratic ticket. The ADP will also be hosting a Voter Registration Drive at various times during the day Sept. 25 and 26 around the IUSB Campus. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.
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IUSB Dining Services implement policy change: Setting the record straight By SARAH E. WARD Staff writer A new school year is often a time for change for new and returning students, faculty, staff and policies on campus. The IU South Bend Dining Services are no exception to the rule. Steve Rose was, as of last semester, the Director of Dining Services. Rose then unexpectedly gave a two week notice, forcing the IUSB administration into an unexpected bind. In the face of uncertainty, dining services turned to Sodexo, Inc., a food and facilities management company that services hospitals, colleges and universities, military bases and many other clients. IUSB also hired Ziggy Pairitz to serve as the interim Director of Dining Services. “[When] Steve Rose left back in March, it left the administration in a bit of a bind and they needed someone to get them over the hurdle of Steve Rose being gone. I was brought in on a managerial contract,” said Pairitz. Although Sodexo has been brought in to oversee the logistics of IUSB Dining Services, “Dining services is still a self-op. It’s still being run by Indiana University,” said Pairitz. Originially, Sodexo was only contracted with the university until December of 2012, but has recently been extended until June of 2013. The reasons for the extension are still unclear. In the meantime, while Sodexo is analyzing the logistics of the dining services at IUSB, the administration will be compiling a report called a request for proposal (RFP) which identifies particular problems that need to be solved and the outcomes and methods required to remedy these problems. The RFP document may be given to potential food vendors, who may submit proposed solutions based on the problems stated in the RFP. Simply put, vendors will have an opportunity to bid for the contract. “If they come to the decision that they want to do an RFP, which is request for proposal, they can present true numbers to whoever would like to bid,” said Pairitz. The timeline on how, where and if the bidding occurs is still unclear,
but the uncertainty of permanence is definite. Uncertainty also comes from students who worry their independence and decision making on their catering choices is being compromised. “On most campuses throughout the country, dining services, be it self-op or a contracted company that comes in, has exclusive rights
one wants to order two pizzas for an organization that’s having a club meeting or something like that. It doesn’t make sense financially, labor wise, for me to have someone come in to make two pizzas and then leave. It’s just not feasible. But if someone came up to me and said ‘We want to order 20 pizzas at nine tonight,’ that’s a little more doable,” said Pairitz. So in the case of the two-pizza-order, dining services would call a pizza vendor, place an order and have the vendor deliver the pizza to the event or meeting. The club or organization would then be billed directly through dining services. For a larger order that dining service is able to fill, the club or organization will be charged what dining services is charged, which they claim is cheaper. This policy change will also affect any outside group using IUSB facilities. “If there’s any outside group that comes in, for example we had a bridge club, from here on out, they’re going to have to use dining services. So any organization, any group, any function that’s coming in is subject to the new policy as well,” said Pairitz. Students wanting to order food on their own time for personal consumption will not be affected
“...Any organization, any group, any function that’s coming in is subject to the new policy.” -Ziggy Pairitz to the food being served on campus,” said Pairitz. Some of the biggest questions surround the new “right-to-refusal” policy—what is it and how will it affect students and faculty? Special Events Coordinator Maureen Muldoon is the first to receive requests from campus clubs, organizations and for any other IUSB events. She then passes them on to Pairitz, who will then decide whether it is more feasible to bring in IU dining employees to fill the catering order or to call an outside vendor. “Let’s say at nine at night some-
by the policy change. The change is only for IUSB-related events, clubs or organizations. “If a club or an organization or a student group wants to have a function, they have to go through dining services. If a couple of girls are studying late in their dorm room and they want to order a pizza, they can do that,” said Pairitz. Some believe the change is due to funding issues but it seems it is also due to liability. IUSB wants to take the liability off of student groups and organizations, relieving them of the hassle of getting temporary food permits. Dining services feels student groups and organizations will also save on gas, and that this new policy will make it easier for groups and organization to get catering. Dining services says the biggest misconception with the new policy is cost. “I’ve actually shopped my competitors. I have gone online and looked at their menus, I have gone into their stores and I know that we are price competitive because that’s how I base my pricing. I’m blowing the competition out of the water and I did that on purpose. No one in this area is touching this,” said Pairitz. For now, the policy is clear—any IUSB affiliated function, meeting, or event must now go through dining services for any catering needs.
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Boosting your energy but roasting your health? By ELISHA HOSTETLER Staff Writer Now that the first week of school is over and there will be no more long-winded, one-sided class expectation lists, or “get to know everyone” games professors just love to torture students with, it is time to prepare instead for tests, assignments and, of course, the many sleep-deprived nights ahead. Carbonated, caffeine-loaded energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster, 5-hour ENERGY and an assortment of sports drinks may keep you awake, but are they really as harmless for you as their labels might suggest? The next time you find yourself at a gas station, grocery store or even right here on campus, stop and check out the label or ingredient index located on the back of any energy drink. You will find that most energypromising products claim to be vitamin-infused or simply better than the original, “which is pure nonsense,” says South Bend diet and nutrition expert Dr. Holly M. Platz. More often than not, to combat sleep deprivation, students will
Courtesy of simonippon at Flickr.com Consumers can choose from a growing selection of caffeine-packed drinks. But is it safe? cheat sleep and replace a good night’s rest with energy boosters that commonly include “good” vitamins such as Ginseng—a root that helps to reduce stress, Ginko Biloba—a seed that has been linked to memory enhancement, and Guarana—another seed that
emulates the effects of a strong dose of caffeine, according to www.globalhealingcenter.com. The problem, however, is not so much the ingredients (which can have some mild side effects if taken without moderation), but the actual manufacturers of these en-
ergy drinks. They are not required by law to clearly state whether or not these supposedly-beneficial roots and seeds are sprayed with pesticides or fed by a contaminated water source, which ultimately can lead to serious health risks. Another problem is customer
dependence. Caffeine itself is highly addictive. Recent IU South Bend graduate Jennifer Buiten believes that she “could never have made it through a full-time job and night classes” without energy drinks and supplements—a level of dependence that experts like Dr. Platz find worrying. Nevertheless, people do what they feel needs to be done to get through the sometimes mundane but necessary everyday tasks in which a case of sleepiness only gets in the way—regardless of if these sleeping substitutes in the form of energy drinks are bad for your health in the long run. As an alternative to energy supplements, WebMD.com highly recommends increasing water intake because regular H2O is cheap, plentiful and “a dehydrated body is a sluggish and spacey one, so drinking plenty of water will help keep you alert, focused, and moving easily.” Other than that, a well-balanced meal, plenty of sleep and staying active during the day are all healthy alternatives to producing crucial energy.
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by Malory Pacina
This week, we asked... “What are you most looking forward to about the start of the new school year?” Kristin Borque, 1 st semester “I’m really excited to be living in Student Housing, use the Student Activities Center, and to meet new people and get involved with clubs.” Faisal Almagboul, 1 st semester “I just moved here from Cleveland, Ohio and I am really excited to meet new people and make friends.” Preface Photos/MALORY PECINA
Brandon John Davis, 3rd semester “This is my first time living in Student Housing and I hope to meet new friends. The people are already really great and I hope to get involved in Alpha Sigma Phi.”
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Occupy South Bend still active one year later By DANIELLE MILLER Staff Writer In November 2011, the Occupy South Bend group could be found protesting outside 1st Source Bank and the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend. Nearly one year later, some members have not lost the spirit of the social movement and can be found collaborating with other local groups and holding protests at different locales. On Friday, Aug. 24, members of Occupy South Bend held a protest at a billboard in Elkhart County. On that sunny afternoon at five p.m., protestors caught the attention of rush-hour traffic on the busy street corner of John Weaver Parkway and Nappanee Street. This is the second protest at this location in two weeks since a tea party billboard was posted reading “The Navy Seals removed one threat to America… The voters must remove the other.” Among the protestors were members of Occupy South Bend, Occupy Elkhart and Elkhart County Democratic Supporters. “I’m non-partisan. I I don’t believe in Romney or Obama but this creates a hateful situation,” said Adam Bope, Occupy South Bend protestor and former IU South Bend student. “When you have one side of the fence yelling one thing and the other side yelling another, the message gets lost. If they commented on policy I wouldn’t be out here.” Occupy protestor and IUSB student Brad Davenport could be heard saying “Down with the system” as car horns and shouts of support came from people passing in cars. After leading a chant of “No more hate, no more violence, no more time to sit in silence,” Occupy South Bend member and IUSB alumni Tom Butler said “No one expected [Occupy Wall Street] to be as big as it is. No one expected how powerful a tool social media can be for spreading social change
Preface Photo/ DANIELLE MILLER IUSB student Adam Patti is one Occupy protester deterimined to make a difference
“When you have one side of the fence yelling one thing and the other side yelling another, the message gets lost.” Adam Bope and networking change on our society and consciousness.” Occupy South Bend is a local chapter of the Occupy Wall Street movement. According to www. occupywallst.org, “Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered move-
ment that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally.” In September 2011, Occupy South Bend members set up tents in downtown South Bend in front of First Source Bank. After three months of staking out the area to protest, they released a statement to the South Bend Tribune December 1st saying, “Although they were taking their tents down and packing up in that location, they are not going to go away. They want to continue to take their message into neighborhoods and schools.”
A few weeks later, Occupiers told the South Bend Tribune, “We the Occupiers of South Bend, cordially invite everyone to get online at our Facebook page: ‘Occupy South Bend.’ Communicate and level with us. Let us have a national conversation. We will have a community gathering and general assembly on Saturday at Indiana University South Bend. Bring your questions, concerns and let us each do our part in making this country and this community the best that it can be.” The groups’ website, www.occupysouthbend.com, listed several events held last spring including a peace rally on the first of May ending in a candlelight vigil. Speakers
at the rally included IUSB Assistant Professor of Labor Studies Paul Mishler. On May 5 there was a clothing and food drive organized after protestors marched in downtown South Bend. This year has proven less active for the local Occupy group. According to the Occupy South Bend website, just three people attended the last general assembly and the future of the group is in question. Beyond the protest at the billboard in Elkhart, nothing is currently officially planned for the future of Occupy South Bend. The group’s Facebook page remains active and collaborations can be found there.
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Is it cheaper to live on or off-campus? Weighing the pros and cons of choosing a college residence By JOSEPH GRAF Managing Editor When it comes to college, one of the biggest decisions that many students face is whether or not to live on campus. With most IU South Bend students living relatively close to campus, many younger students choose the cheap route and stay at their parents’ house during their school years. However, many students feel that their college years are the perfect time to start living on their own. For students with limited finances, it is important to understand the costs of providing for oneself. One of the biggest questions that face many IUSB students who are looking to have their own residence is whether or not living at IUSB’s River Crossing Campus Housing is financially beneficial over living off-campus. The rate of rent alone is often the biggest factor in a student’s cost of living. At River Crossing, the price of a one bedroom apartment is $4,274 per semester. With a semester lasting slightly more than 4 months, this comes out to an approximate average of $1,000 per month. A two bedroom apartment at River Crossing comes out to $3,419 per person per semester, which is still
an approximate average of a little over $800 a month for rent. With many off-campus one bedroom apartments in the Michiana area averaging just $500 a month and many two bedrooms averaging at just $600 a month ($300 if split in half with a roommate), this may make IUSB’s student housing seem like a steep price to pay for a place to stay. But there are a few other factors to consider. At River Crossing, utilities for electric, air conditioning, water, cable television and wireless internet are included in the price of rent. Most off-campus apartments do not cover the cost of electric, which could range from $30 a month to over $100 a month depending on your usage. Most cable and internet bundle packages will cost you around or upwards of $70 a month as well. At River Crossing, the apartments also come fully furnished with living room furniture, bedroom furniture and a bed, and kitchen appliances such as a microwave, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. While many people who move into off-campus apartment may already own some of their own furniture, someone who has to purchase their own could be spending hundreds of dollars at thrift stores or thousands of dollars at retail stores to buy their own furniture and appliances. Another advantage of living at River Crossing housing is that you can walk to your classes, saving a significant amount of money on
Preface Photo/ MALORY PECINA IUSB’s River Crossing Campus Housing may feel like home, but is it the best option for you? transportation. Those who live offcampus usually rely on a vehicle to get them to school, and depending on their location could be spending as little as a few dollars to as much as $30 or more on gas to commute daily—not to mention the price of buying and maintaining a vehicle. Altogether, there is no set price for the cost of living on your own off-campus. How many utilities
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you use and how expensive they are can be different depending on your personal usage and preferences. How much furniture and appliances you own or how much you need to buy can also be a wildcard. And how close or far you live from campus can affect your daily cost of commute. With all these factors considered, it’s difficult to make a definite
statement that living at River Crossing is any cheaper or more expensive than living off-campus for all people. But what we can take from this comparison is that each individual must consider many more factors than rent alone when it comes to choosing the most financially stable option for their choice of residence throughout college.
Currents magazine debuts inaugural issue
Campus publication highlights College of Liberal Arts and Sciences By JOSEPH GRAF Managing Editor In an effort to better promote and market the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), a team of faculty members and alumni have come together to produce a new publication on campus; Currents magazine. The first ever issue is now available in print. An accompanying website, currents.iusb.edu, is also up and running to further promote one of IU South Bend’s most vital schools on campus. As an IUSB student, you have probably taken a few classes under the CLAS. Though many of the core classes that every student must complete to graduate are located in this school, many students still have had little understanding what the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is about. The faculty within the college fully recognized this. Elizabeth Dunn, dean of the CLAS, had a vision to promote what her school wanted to accomplish. “As dean, one of my charges is to raise the profile of the college both in the community and on campus. It’s already the largest unit on campus, but we didn’t have any publication that showcased what we do. So when I came to the college a little over two years ago, I mentioned that one of the things I would like to do is have a college magazine,” said Dunn. “I asked Doug McMillian to put together a committee and get things started. We got to a certain point where we realized that we needed an extra push to get out the magazine, and to get a clearer focus on the purpose of the magazine,” said Dunn. “We started thinking more clearly about what we wanted the magazine to do for the college. We wanted it to illustrate just what an education in liberal arts can do for you. A liberal arts education in action, I would say.” Doug McMillen, interim dean of health sciences, headed the committee that brainstormed the ideas in the publication and helped secure funding for the magazine. He had long been aware that the college was lacking an advertising presence. “Originally, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was not marketed very well,” said McMillen. Under the direction of the
Preface Photo/JOE GRAF A copy of the new Currents Magazine school, McMillen helped form an editorial committee that would become the foundation of Currents. “I recruited some faculty members for our own committee. Once we got Ken Smith and his editorial committee on board, along with Elizabeth Dunn’s vision, we really started to get things going,” said McMillen. Ken Smith, an associate professor of English and one of the forces behind the CLAS’ Wolfson Press, knew that using a publication to promote colleges on campus had worked successfully for other schools on campus. “We started brainstorming about what kind of ways we could bring more attention to the College of Liberal Arts at IUSB, how we could ‘get the word out’ on what we’re about,” said Smith. “We added on to building, designing, and refining the ideas that the committee had already started.”
Katrina Smith, a graphic designer for the IUSB Office of Communications and Marketing, became the layout designer for Currents. Her past experience and involvement with layouts of other campus publications made her a perfect candidate to make the first issue of the new publication look clean and professional. “The committee approached us to help out, since we have already helped out with other magazines on campus,” said Katrina Smith. “It was collaboration between the committee and myself. I did most of the design work, but they had already done a lot of research behind what they wanted to use and what ideas they wanted to portray.” The print edition of Currents will come out annually, but in our digital age once a year is not enough to keep up with all the new developments within the realm of the CLAS. So as part of the process,
the committee decided to come up with the website currents.iusb. edu to post updates and extended articles throughout the year. “The website has more articles and more material about each of the articles in the print edition. I’m hoping that between each annual issue, we keep updates on the websites so readers aren’t just waiting each year for the new issue to come out,” said Ken Smith. “That’s one of the goals for moving ahead.” With the initial idea for the publication starting over two years ago, most of those associated with the publication have discovered firsthand how much time and effort goes into a publication. This is especially true for the first issue of Currents where the committee had to start from scratch and plan every aspect of the publication, from those involved to every detail of the layout. “Between the organizing and
designing, it’s almost like building a house…in fact I would say it’s even worse than building a house in some ways!” said Dunn. “We had to figure out everything from font types, paper, how are we going to do the headlines, plus our decision to pull in a web presence.” When all was said and done, the committee was very satisfied with what they were able to put together in the end. They hope the publication can fulfill its goal of promoting the CLAS to bring awareness of its importance to the campus. “You go to a university not just for a job, but for a connection with the best ideas that people have thought and discovered in human history, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the center of all that,” said Ken Smith. “We hope that the magazine has got some of that energy and that power.”
Wednesday, September 5
Welcome Week sets the mood for fall semester By MACKENZIE JARVIS Staff Writer The sun made a welcoming appearance on the morning of Aug. 27. How fitting this seemed for IU South Bend’s starting day of Welcome Week—the event that would set the tone for student life in the upcoming semester. Welcome Week began at 11 a.m., Aug. 27, with an array of tables on the campus mall accommodating a multitude of local businesses and IUSB clubs and departments. “We like to see our name out there. It’s been fun to see a lot of different students and how many of them know of us,” said Paul, a Hacienda employee who was dishing out chips and salsa. Like many others, Paul was at Welcome Week to promote a local business and hand out free samples. For these businesses, Welcome Week was a way to reach out and get in touch with new and existing students. For two days, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the sidewalks of IUSB were teeming with students, many browsing the tables and signing up to become part of campus life. Many of them even received free goods and food. According to Kristina Turpin, an elementary education major and three-time Welcome Week goer, this event is appealing to students because “it offers free products,
Preface Photo/ ROBERT RESSLER Dozens of booths at Welcome Week were visited by both new and returning students to kick off the 2012 fall semester. music and different events to help get them involved. It’s nice to start the semester off with something that isn’t necessarily academic. It helps ease into things.” Not only did Welcome Week seek to encourage existing students
to get involved on campus, it also sought to expose campus life to incoming students. “It’s beneficial to new students who aren’t yet aware of what IUSB has to offer,” said Turpin. Though the cluster of tables made up the most of Welcome Week, separate events were also held to help students get in touch with social life on campus. The Student Government Association (SGA)
Preface Photo/ ROBERT RESSLER IUSB Quidditch Club member Sarah Knowlton watches another student prep for the perfect shot during Welcome Week.
hosted a barbeque at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 outside of The Franklin D. Schurz Library. There, students were provided with free pizza, hot wings, sandwiches and cookies, and had the chance to meet the student body representatives and other students. Directly following the barbeque was Casino Night hosted by Titan Productions. The event was located in the community building of campus housing. Students could “roll the dice” in games like craps, blackjack and roulette. Real money
was not involved. According to Ross Ford of Titan Productions, Casino Night— much like the rest of the Welcome Week—helped “bridge the gap between commuters and traditional students. It brings students out into the front atmosphere where it’s not threatening.” Events like Casino Night and the SGA barbeque offered students a variety of events to choose from during Welcome Week.
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IU South Bend dance, music, and theatre programs showcased at Art Beat By MANDI STEFFEY Staff Writer On Saturday, Aug. 25, several departments of the IU South Bend Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts were busy entertaining patrons of Art Beat, an annual art festival in the heart of downtown South Bend that includes music, food, arts and crafts. Warm temperatures and clear skies made for a great crowd turnout and allowed many people to witness the talents of the IUSB Improv Troupe, Woodwind Quartet, Flute Ensemble and the IUSB Dance Company. The IUSB Improv Troupe was among one of the first groups to perform on Saturday. The group played various improvisation games on the Washington Street stage. While the material was improvised, audience members were encouraged to shout out situations for the actors to perform. These audience suggestions landed the group in
situations ranging from walking through the Amazon to fighting crime with a superhero named “Estrogen Woman.” Children and adults alike responded with laughter and applause at the enthusiasm of the actors, who were bursting with energy and eagerness to perform. “I’m just excited to come out
Preface Photo/ SARAH WARD The IUSB Improv Troupe takes suggestions from the audience at Art Beat Carolynn Hine-Johnson, here and do some improv,” said onlookers during its course. Katy Bail, a member of the troupe. The Dance Company performed assistant professor of dance at IUSB and the founder of the IUSB “It’s so much fun.” solo and group dances, some of Dance Company, elaborated on the Another member, Jordyn which were self-choreographed, Art Beat performance. Nutting, agreed. including hip-hop dances by IUSB “Performing at Art Beat is a “We have a really good group students Stephanie Phillips and good opportunity to let people of people. It’s great that we’re able Victor Kamwendo and a modern know what we’re doing,” Hineto come downtown and do this,” dance quartet by Jessica Izak, Johnson said. “It’s a chance for the she said. Chelsea Johnson, Alyssa Mathieu dancers to show their talent.” While the Improv Troupe was and Leanna Sobieralski. Hine-Johnson said the group performing, the IUSB Dance Kamwendo, who choreographed will likely be back next year. For Company was preparing to a hip-hop dance, invited audience more information about Art Beat, perform a number of different members onstage to learn the visit www.artbeatsouthbend.org. dance routines on the Key Bank dance, ending the performance stage. The performance drew a with a large group routine that got large crowd and pulled in several everybody dancing.