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Professor dies in car accident By DANI MOLNAR The chemistry department is mourning the loss of associate professor David M.G. Carville. Carville passed away on Aug. 24, 2009 due to injuries from a car accident in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was 47. The co-creator of Plateletworks (along with IU South Bend professor Kirk Guyer), Carville not only helped create the blood test to measure platelets during heart surgery, but also co-founded Clinical Solutions and Innovations as well as Causeway Scientific. William Feighery, chair of the IUSB chemistry department, said that Carville was known to be a very generous person.

“He went out of his way to help his students,” Feighery said. Carville took his students on field trips to the South Bend Medical Foundation, and helped connect them with employers. “Because of his networking, he was able to invite in doctors and researchers, so students got real-life experiences in his class,” Feighery said. Carville was born Feb. 27, 1962 in Belfast Ireland. He earned his Ph.D from the University of Ulster, in Belfast, Ireland. He worked at American Biogenetic Sciences as Director of Cardiovascular Research until 1997. In 1989 he came to South Bend to begin post-doctorate work at the University of Notre Dame. While working from an

office inside IUSB, he and Guyer developed Plateletworks in 2000. He and Guyer worked together as associate faculty members and developed courses for the chemistry department. “He exposed our students to an area that was interesting, but we didn’t have a course for [at IU South Bend],” Feighery said. They also helped students by hiring them as interns, giving them hand-on experience in their laboratory. Carville is survived by his wife, Mary and three step-children, and family in living in Ireland. The funeral services for Carville were held on Sep. 2 at the Palmer Funeral Home.

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Chemistry professor David G.M. Carville along with professor Kirk Guyer created “Plateleworks,” a revolutionary blood test during heart surgery. Carville was killed in a car accident in Manchester, N.H. on Aug. 24.

School of Nursing changes name to reflect programs By APRIL BUCK


Students, family and staff gathered for an all-campus BBQ on Sep 3. The BBQ was hosted by the Student Government Association and featured hot dogs, chips, potato salad, drinks and other food. The event was part of Welcome Week which featured several campus clubs and organizations and local businesses. The Indiana National Guard brought in a rock wall for students to climb. Welcome Week was capped by comedienne Tracy Ashley on Sep. 3 in Northside.


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The goal is still the same, but the name has changed for IU South Bend’s School of Nursing. The new name, College of Health Sciences, reflects the range of programs offered by the school. This change is unique to the IUSB campus, but is not without precedent. The IU Northwest campus began calling their school of nursing the College of Health and Human Services several years ago. According to Dean Mary Jo Regan-Kubinski, recent campus re-organization resulting in the Social Work program falling under the school’s purview

prompted the change. The new name was chosen to focus on the scientific basis of the professions students are training for. Also new this year is a program fee for nursing students. The fees are related to the costs of sophisticated equipment such as simulation mannequins used to train students prior to caring for patients in a real world setting. There is also a small change in the programs offered as well. The college offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing, Medical Imaging Technology, and Dental Hygiene. They also offer Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Social Work degrees and a variety of pre-professional programs.

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Currently the college offers Associate’s degrees in Radiography and Dental Hygiene, but pursuant to a directive from the Indiana Commission of Higher Education, Associate Degrees and Certificate programs are being phased out of universities and moved to community colleges. Regan-Kubinski believes that education is important for healthcare professionals. With more education, healthcare providers raise the standard of care for everyone. For more information about IUSB’s College of Health Sciences, visit their website http://www. INDEX Opinion.............................................. 2 Voice of the Titans........................... 3 News................................................... 4 Lifestyles............................................ 6 Arts & Entertainment....................... 7 Green Page...................................... 8


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THE PREFACE The Preface is the official weekly student newspaper of IU South Bend and is published every Wednesday during the Fall and Spring semesters. It is provided free to the campus through funding from the Student Government Association and advertising revenue.

EDITORS Brandi Miller Jenn Zellers DESIGN/WEB EDITOR Jenn Zellers STAFF WRITERS Kristine Bailey April Buck Shaun Christensen Rebecca Gibson Ashley Henderson Dani Molnar Terrie Phillips Meagen Thompson ADVERTISING Bryce Hardesty

LETTERS & GUEST COLUMNS Got something to say about an article or something on campus, or want to alert the campus to an event, submit letters and guest columns to the Preface. Letters to the editor must be fewer than 200 words and include university affiliation. Guest columns must be fewer than 600 words. All submissions become property of the Preface and are subject to editing for style, clarity and space concerns. Anonymous letters will be read, but not printed. The Preface will only one letter per author author per month. Direct all correspondence to: The Preface PO Box 7111 1700 Mishawaka Ave South Bend, IN 46634 Phone: 574-520-4553 Letters must be received by noon Wednesday prior to publication. CORRECTIONS POLICY The Preface welcomes comments, questions or complaints about the fairness or accuracy of stories that appear in the Preface and its website. Send an e-mail to or call 574-520-4553. Office Location: Student Activities Center Room 220 Phone: 574-520-4553 Adviser Ken Klimek The Preface reseves the right to publish or reject submissions. The deadline for advertising and copy is noon Wednesday prior to publication. The Preface is an independent student press, not the official voice of the student body, administration, or faculty of IU South Bend.

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Wading through the debate For those inclined to follow political news, the weeks leading up to the fall semester were no doubt enjoyable. The debates concerning health care/insurance reform among members of congress and the president; the townhall meetings in communities across the U.S; the near constant jabbering of talking heads across airwaves; all of these represent political theater at its best. In addition to their entertainment value for political junkies, of course, the debates have significant implications for the health of the country’s citizens and its political future. For those who have not been following the developments, here’s a brief update: the basic debate revolves around proposals in Congress that would both make the U.S. government a provider of health insurance for people not covered by private plans while further regulating the health insurance industry—for example, making it more difficult for insurers to refuse coverage when policy-holders become seriously ill. Citizens opposed to the proposals contest the idea that the national government should require citizens to have health insurance or that government could provide health care efficiently—namely, without adding to the national debt. On the other side of the issue, Democrats in Congress and President Obama point to the fact that tens of millions in the U.S. go without health insurance or have been bankrupted by costs for medical procedures. The debate will likely take unforeseen turns as members of Congress and President Obama return from summer breaks, so I will focus on a few key points that may be discussed regardless of the outcome. First, the debates over health care represent the remarkable power political minorities hold in the United States. Political activists against reform have mobilized against the president and liberal members of Congress using a symbolic politics tied to oppressive political regimes and omnipotent government. Such activism framed the summer’s media coverage of the issue in the opposition’s favor—those protesting in the most extreme fashion have received the most media coverage, priming the debate in negative terms for the president.

So, despite an overwhelming Electoral College victory in December, due in no small part to campaign promises to states’ voters regarding reform of health insurance, President Obama and his Democratic colleagues, who hold majorities in both houses of Congress, are facing the prospect of failing to provide change in health insurance. A second observation relates to President Obama’s tactics in seeking health care reform. Rather than develop his own plan as the Clinton administration did in 1993, Obama opted to put the ball in Congress’s court. At first glance, this seemed a politically adept strategy—let Congress muddy the waters and then charge in with a clear-cut plan generating broad bi-partisan support. However, the waters seem to be too muddied at this point for that strategy to work in Obama’s favor. The nature of the U.S. Congress means that each member, and especially Senators, has the power to stall or alter the outcome of the debate based on particular elements each member would like

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This month, the Preface asked political science Acting Assistant Professor Jamie Smith about Congress and Health Care Reform. to see in the final legislation. While this may seem a tool of democracy, it makes legislation difficult to pass and may lead to reform that does not accomplish what the president originally set out to. Finally, the health insurance debate is a reminder that the Obama presidency has not— at least not as of yet—brought the post-partisan atmosphere to Washington that he promised in his campaign. A specific example is Senate Democrats’ consideration of using a parliamentary tool known as reconciliation—a method for reducing spending in revenue bills that requires the Senate to reach only a simple majority in its vote (ordinarily, the Senate needs to reach 60 votes to prevent a filibuster).

To put it lightly, Republicans and conservative Democrats are not in favor of this legislative technique—in one committee hearing in March, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) stated that the use of reconciliation would “be like a declaration of war or hopefully not quite that drastic.” Republicans, however, aren’t against reconciliation, generally; they enjoyed its benefits when pushing through record tax cuts in 2001 and renewing them in 2004. At that time, it was Democrats complaining about reconciliation. This is just one of many examples suggesting that bipartisanship remains a fond memory of earlier eras and campaign promises from both major political parties.

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Anti-tobacco policy offers zero consequences Tobacco is prohibited! Sounds serious, doesn’t it? That’s Indiana University of South Bend’s description of the substance in regards to campus use, yet the policy is laughably enforced. There are zero consequences listed on the official policy and to top it off, it is suggested that students enforce the policy themselves by handing the abusers “information sheets” on the campus tobacco policy. Really? This doesn’t even equate to a slap on the hand. The issue that I really want to address is that without enforcement, this (or any) policy is basically useless. To top it off, many students might not even be aware that we are a tobacco free campus considering there are zero signs for smokers to educate them on the fact. Until the changes are made, expect to be at risk for whiffs of second hand smoke. Tobacco use on campus needs to be taken more seriously from our University. According to, “cigarettes are the most littered item in America. The toxic residue in cigarette filters is damaging to the environment, and litter butts cause numerous fires every year, some of them fatal.” Cigarette butts are NOT biodegradable and ARE

dangerous. Since there are no ashtray’s available for these smokers, guess where they are going? On the grass to slowly release their toxins into our campus soil or on the sidewalk for your shoes to step on. If the campus wants to have a tobacco free policy, they need to make stricter enforcement strategies or put back in the ashtrays because the current policy is obviously not working. Perhaps have campus security patrol cigarette break hot spots, put up visible signs, and establish firm consequences, provide health education of tobacco use, provide help to quitters and more. Granted, the policy has only been effective for less than a year, but when something is evidently not working. It’s time to find an alternative. Challenge yourself to look down when walking between classes today and see exactly how many cigarette butts are on the sidewalks and grass. See the damage it’s still doing to your campus even when it’s prohibited. Until changes to the policy are made, help enforce the policy by making campus policy breakers aware that not only is tobacco prohib-

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Some disabilities are not always visible You never know where you will find intolerance. I didn’t expect it in Kristine Bailey’s article The good, the bad and the green, but that’s where I found it. Ms. Bailey referred to a noticeably large number of able-bodied people who are, well, lazy for using the automatic door openers around campus. I suffer from carpel tunnel syndrome and I use the automatic door openers to avoid further distress to my arms, hands, and wrists. Looking at me, however, one would assume that I am ablebodied. Encouraging your readers to view people as lazy because it is not readily apparent that they do. In fact, have a reason for using the door openers only reinforces the

idea that disability must be visually obvious to be valid. Never underestimate the ability of people to hide their pain. Instead of encouraging people to reinforce the stigma felt by people with disabilities, you should encourage people not to judge. Tina Reimers IU South Bend alumna and staff member and IUPUI SLIS graduate student

More to housing story? A recent South Bend Tribune article stated IUSB’s new housing units were not full. Could the fact the school raised the rents have anything to do with it? When the economy is suffering, as it now is, hotels, restaurants, retailers, cruise lines, etc. are cutting their pricesjust to survive. This is standard operating procedure in a capitalist economy. This is also exactly what most public and governmental institutions fail to grasp, despite the fact it’s a basic tenet taught in Econ 101. Charles Waite Elkhart, IN


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The Publications Board is now accepting applications for the position of Editor of our student literary journal, Analecta. Duties include: advertising for submissions, reading and deciding on submitted work (poems, stories, nonfiction, artwork) to be included in the issue, finding and working with an artist on the cover and design, creating a file of the final issue to send to the publisher, working with the publisher to make sure the journal is available in April, etc. This is a paid position: $600 stipend.

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IU finds way to help tuition costs   Incentive grants to help in-state students with tuition increase. By DANI MOLNAR It may take some time, but hammers will eventually go back to work on state university improvements around the state after a setback from a state senator in response to both IU and Purde raising tuition. This year, IU increased its tuition by 4.6%, despite the recession. Even with the decreases in university’s own budget, 4.6% last year alone, the school had still elected to raise tuition for the year, despite the state’s objections.

State Senator Luke Kenley, chairman of the State Budget Committee asked IU to reconsider their tuition increases according to the Indy Star. Kenley’s response was to put a halt to university wide projects during a committee meeting on Aug. 21 in an effort to encourage IU and Purdue to lower tuitions. “We want IU and Purdue to be outstanding universities, but they need to be realistic,” Kenley told the Star. “I don’t think we need to see increases like this in the middle of a recession.” On Sep. 1, a press release stated that Indiana University President Michael McRobbie had announced a plan to help with tuition costs. The plan, for in-state undergraduate students, is to offer “incentive grants” of between $200 to $300. To receive the grants, students must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and receive

at least a 3.0, or a B average, during the academic year. In-state students at IU’s eight satellite campuses will receive a $200 grant and students at Bloomington will receive a $300 grant from the state if they meet the qualifications. While it is still being finalized by Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Neil Theobald, McRobbie spoke confidently of the program. “The new University Incentive Grants will reduce the impact of tuition increases over this biennium for all Hoosier undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to degree completion and academic achievement,” said McRobbie. “A majority of our in-state students would have qualified for this credit last year, and our hope is that with this new incentive, even more Hoosiers will earn a B average this year.” To add incentive to all under-

Qualifying students at IU South Bend will receive a $200 grant that will apply to their spring 2009 semester.

graduate students, even seniors will have the opportunity in their final year to earn the grants. For the seniors of the 2010 school year, the credits will be applied to their spring 2010 semester. “In light of the hardship so many Hoosier families are dealing with, it is incumbent on all Indiana institutions to find creative ways to respond and keep higher education affordable and accessible for all qualified students,” said McRobbie.

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The Career Services Office offers several services for students and alumni looking for work.

By MEAGEN THOMPSON Finding a job in this recession has been tough. With local companies laying off people and closing down operations, some students have found themselves looking for work in order to survive, or even pay for tuition and books. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the un-employment rate for July was 9.4%. Compared to a rate of 5.8% in July 2008, the number of peo-

ple without work has nearly doubled in just one year. This means that in July of this year alone, approximately 267,000 people lost their jobs. For those graduating soon and those just beginning their college careers, these statistics can be intimidating. But for students and alumni of IU South Bend, there are opportunities to take advantage of when beginning or continuing the search for a career, and they are right here on campus. The Career Services Office, (CSO) in Administration Build-

ing room 117A, offers students various tools to start on the right career path while in college, and career opportunities upon graduation. “Don’t wait until May to start looking for a job,” Jeff Jackson, director of the CSO, said. Jackson stresses that in order to move forward in the career world students are going to have to be go-getters, as only the gogetters survive. This advice holds even more merit given the current job market. Though IUSB is mostly a non-traditional student campus, the CSO is seeing a sharp increase in the number of students due to the economic downturn. “A lot of students are competing with workers who have been downsized,” Jackson said. ”There’s not a lot of turnover… you have people who have 20 years on the job, 30 years even.” The CSO offers job and career fairs at the Elkhart and South Bend campuses, but students must even be ready for action at these. “You’re going to be competing with all the other [students from] schools in the area,” Jackson said. He also emphasizes that students can go to job fairs at other area colleges, such as Notre Dame.

Important Dates Oct 9: IU South Bend Elkhart Center Job Fair April 9, 2010: IU South Bend Job Fair Career Services at IUSB Resume Assistance Internships Interview Skills Networking Career Assessment For new students, Jackson is not promoting jobs, but classes. He said it is important for new students to keep their overheads low and concentrate on classes, and not just giving IU money. “You can only exhaust so many electives,” Jackson said. The CSO offers a career assessment tool called Focus2 that can help new students choose possible majors based on their responses to questions. On the CSO website, students can also find links to other career assessment tools on the internet. Jackson does have important advice to job seekers. “Make sure you have a plan, a goal,” Jackson said. “You have to see CSO page 5

New staff, faculty introduced By REBECCA GIBSON Campus staff and faculty packed the main auditorium at Northside Hall during an all campus meeting on Friday, Aug. 28. The meeting was a chance for new faculty and staff to be introduced to the rest of the campus In her remarks, IU South Bend Chancellor Una Mae Reck announced that enrollment was significantly up for the fall semester. “Enrollment is strong,” said IU South Bend Reck. “It is nearly 17% ahead of last year with a total student body of 8,086.” That is a total of 78,451 credit hours, and this increase has led to a rise in classroom size to accommodate the needs of the students. While Reck is proud and happy with this increase, her next stated goal is retention. To aid with this goal, the university will be meeting with Noel-Levitz Higher Education Consulting to discuss ways to enable continued student success while dealing with the stresses of higher classroom size. The 2009-2010 year will have other changes as well, including the plan to eliminate all remedial courses from IU South Bend’s class schedule. Students who do not meet the new admissions standards will be asked to enroll in community colleges, such as Ivy Tech, a college which enjoys reciprocity with the university, to complete any remedial work before reattempting the IUSB admittance tests. Academic Senate President Jerry Hinnefeld spoke briefly on the topic of the budget cuts and salary freeze. Hinnefeld mentioned the coincidental problem of the 6.5 % budget cut coming just when enrollment is so far up. With enrollment up there is a large amount of temporary money that can be used, for example, to buy new lab equipment, or do one-time renovations. However, all faculty and staff have frozen salaries for the foreseeable future, and there is no money to arrange for things like the creation of new positions. With tact and charm, Hinnefeld scored a laugh out of the audience by poking fun at the salary freeze and reassuring them at the same time that this one time money will not be wasted.

Transpo stops campus housing routes By SHAUN CHRISTENSEN Sometimes a change doesn’t always work out the way it was hoped. Last year, South Bend Transpo announced plans to offer bus service to the River Crossing student apartments. In December of last year, South Bend Transpo altered its 9 and 11 bus routes to cater and serve those staying in IU South Bend’s student housing. For ridership reasons the routes changed back to their original routes in early August. The inbound number 9 (leaving the Mishawaka Transfer Center) will no longer cross the river at Ironwood. The bus will cross the river north on Logan and then head west on Mishawaka Ave. passing the north side of campus. The outbound number 11 (leaving the South Street Station) route will no longer drive through the student housing complex as it did in the spring. Leaving the station in downtown South Bend, the bus will head east on Milburn Ave./8th St. to the Mishawaka Transfer Center. For more information about Transpo, or for printable route maps visit or call 574-233-2131


Music degree gets a second chance By DANI MOLNAR In 2006, the last Music Education major at IU South Bend graduated with a degree from a program that had to be cancelled. Requirements for the Bachelors in Music Education (BME) had changed statewide and with only one member of the faculty specialized in Music Education the availability for the degree was no longer there. Even with the long history of the music department branching out over 30 years, the school still felt the need to halt the program. David Barton, the area coordinator for music, completed the proposal and it was approved this past summer. This fall, the music department is again offering the degree to its students. Working alongside the education department, the music department has compiled a new set of standards for the BME, which they feel better suit students today. “The focus is different than it was in the old degree,” Barton, said. “There wasn’t as much field study or portfolios. […] There are about four classes that we’ve never taught here before.” Included in the new BME degree is 130 credit hours of music,

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education, and basic classes, with virtually no electives. “It’s probably one of the more difficult curriculums at the university,” Barton said. Because of the difficulty and complexity of the degree, students could have two advisors, one from the arts, and one from education. “Having someone there that is ready to help is a great peace of mind for the students and also for ourselves [ in the music department],” music professor Jorge Muniz said. IU Bloomington is a nationally recognized school for music. Barton believes that IUSB’s program is comparable. “You can get as good of a music degree here as you can at Bloomington,” Barton said. Muniz saw a need to combine music and education. “I remember going to a convention. They said there were

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Campus Briefs Record enrollment IU South Bend hit the 8,000 enrollment mark for the first time for the fall 2009 semester. As of August 31, the university reported 8,251 registered students. That is up about 16% from last year. This beats a previous record set in 1992 when 7,798 students registered for classes.

Parking causes problems thousands of jobs offered and only half of them were filled!” Muniz said. “I think there will be great potential for our graduates. “Unlike other degrees, when you graduate with this degree, you can get a job right away,” said Muniz. This is especially important in these economic times. With the current job market, plus mass retirements in the education field, Muniz believes that this was a degree the university needed. Aside from the job market, Barton has learned that there are more reasons to study music. “Of all the things I’ve thought about, music is the only thing that is infinite,” Barton said. “It’s a way for me to explore those pathways and connections [to the divine].”

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Students coming to class the first week were hit with parking issues with lots full, leaving some students late for class or having to park blocks away. According to a Sep. 4 South Bend Tribune article, the university is looking at possibly demolishing the universityowned housing to add additional parking space.

Housing down in apartments In a South Bend Tribune article on Aug. 29, the university stated that housing is at 70% capacity. The university stated that the economy is the reason for applications to be down for the fall semester.

Entrepreneur lecture series Last week, the entrepreneur lecture series kicked off with a talk by Mark Taner of the South Bend Chocolate Factory. The lecture series features area business people discussing how to get into business, create a business and how to stay in business. Visit the www. website for a calendar of scheduled speakers.

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CSO, from page 4 plan, or you’re planning to fail.” To find out how you can benefit from Career Services, visit or call (574)520-4425. Utilizing these resources can assist students in finding the right employment to begin their careers. And starting out on the right career path makes a difference when it comes to finding and securing a job.

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Extend your goals with ELS   Learning new skills through the extended learning services. By TERRIE PHILLIPS Whether you need new skills to change your career path or need to improve your skills to get that promotion, the Extended Learning Services (ELS) may be able to help. ELS offers non-credit classes and certificates in a variety of fields including management, human resources, landscaping, paralegal studies, and basic web design. They also offer classes in information technology, languages, manufacturing, and business. Throughout the past few years, ELS has been going through some changes “We used to offer a bunch of personal interest classes,” said Timothy Ryan, Director of Business Outreach. “We put those on the back burner.” The focus is narrowing down

to more professional development are available mostly in the eveand lifelong learning classes, proning. grams to help people expand at “Few, due to the nature of the current jobs or transition into new beast, are during the day,” said careers. Ryan. This portion of the university Some classes are one time is not funded out of the general classes while others are weekly. fund. “We’re a business within The cost for this program depends IU,” said Ryan. on what you want to do. All profits, payroll, and oper“[Cost] varies dramatically ating costs with duare covration of ered by classes,” They offer classes not only to IU what sersaid Ryan. students, but displaced workers, vices they Some people wanting to advance can sell to classes can the general meet once in a current career, and local public and a week for businesses wanting to expand local busimonths their workers knowledge in nesses. and would Some naturally certain areas. classes cost more collabothan those rate with other IU South Bend that meet only once. Textbooks schools, like the political science are included in the cost of the department. They offer classes class. not only to IU students, but disThis program does not offer placed workers, people wanting any kind of financial aid. With the to advance in a current career, and exception of the paralegal certifilocal businesses wanting to excate, in which you have to be an pand their workers knowledge in enrolled student, there is no financertain areas. cial aid offered by the program. Classes are offered on and off Though for displaced workers campus as well as online. Classes and RV workers there are grants

through WorkOne. To find out if you qualify contact WorkOne at 800-891-6499. Unlike IU, this program does not offer job placement at the completion of the certificate programs. “However, keep in mind that whoever is teaching that class is in that field,these are the people that are going to know about any openings.” said Ryan. The classes are taught by instructors that work in that particular field. The magazine, Extend, runs July through December and January through June, it lists all the classes being offered during that time, and some classes fill up fast. “[The] Pharmacy Technician program, that class filled up before our catalog came out,” said Ryan. If one is interested in more information on what classes they offer or how to enroll you can visit their website www.iusb. edu/~cted, or pick up a magazine in the SAC. You could also stop by their office in room 128 Administration Building or you can call them at 574-520-4261 or 877-462-4872.

Academic tutoring: What’s in it for you By APRIL BUCK If solving the Pythagorean Theorem has you breaking into a cold sweat or you have an English paper due in two days and you can’t write a thesis statement, help is not far away. Academic Learning Services offers free tutoring, academic coaching and writing help to all currently enrolled IU South Bend students. If you are struggling or just want tips to keep your coursework and writing at its best, you should stop by and take advantage of their resources. The staff at the Learning Center can help you with any subject except mathematics or writing and can also help you pinpoint problem areas by administering skills assessments. They also offer academic coaching in the form of the Study Smarter Program, several workshops a month, and a variety of online resources. The Writing Center is available to help with papers for any subject, including planning, writing, revising, and editing. The

staff can help students identify weaknesses and give tips to help build skills for future projects. According to Writing Center staffer, Adrienne Latson, the staff at the Writing Center is primarily composed of English Majors who love to write and are there because they love what they do. She encourages students to come in early during the paper writing process for the best outcome. To take advantage of their services, come by their room, John Fuse, an IUSB student, has utilized both the Writing Center and the Learning Center. He believes the studious environment, friendly staff, and the sense of purpose combine to make both centers an ideal place to turn for help. Some students might worry about being stereotyped or judged as having poor skills. Fuse thinks that is a mistake. He commented that he feels a real sense of community with others he has met during tutoring. Some of those connections have led to students supporting one another and forming independent study groups. Tutoring for all math courses

Where to go to get help: • The Learning Center is located in the Administration Building rooms 120 and 122 with hours of operation Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. their website, or call 574520-5022. • The Writing Center is located next door to the Learning Center in Room 124. Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 8 p.m. call 574520-4495, or visit their website • The Mathematics Tutoring Center is located in Northside Hall, Room 310. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Email to is also available. In addition, the Mathematical Sciences Department is now offering help to its students via e-mail. According to Mathieu Ndong, staff tutor, the center works hard to find the right tutor for each course and the atmosphere is ex-

cellent for studying even if you do not need help with your coursework. If you are striving for excellence and falling short, do not just study harder, study smarter with free on campus tutoring resources.

Profile: The Nontraditional experience By JAKE JONES Guest contributor to the Preface Philosopher Eric Hoffer coined the phrase, “in Times of Change, Learners Inherit the Earth.” In the face of the recession and the changes that have occurred because of it, this phrase for the Non-Traditional Experience makes a lot of sense. “I transferred into IU South Bend after having taken a long break from college,” said club president Chloe Lawrence. “I quickly grew to appreciate the small-campus atmosphere.” ”My first year here had some bumps in it, and I was looking for a way to both ease and coordinate my transition into academic life,” said Lawrence. The Non-Traditional Experience is an emerging club that will offer non-traditional students resources and events to help them in their pursuit of an education and career. A non traditional student is a student who is typically older, might go to school part time and have jobs, kids and other responsibilities that also require much of their time. IUSB has not had a club devoted to the needs of non-traditional students for more than ten years. “I asked a number of nontraditional classmates of mine what they thought of having an organization likethis on campus,” said Lawrence. “I started to understand that the non-traditional student has a very ‘full plate.’ We have obligations, families, children to raise, households to manage, and careers to build or re-build” Lawrence said concerning the creation of the club.” The club will sponsor occasional workshops where local professionals and businesspeople will be invited to speak about their career paths and give advise to club members. “Between workshops, there will be meetings for our peers to share their experiences and expertise that may benefit all nontraditional students,” explained Lawrence. The frequency of these events will likely be lower than most other clubs in observance of nonsee TRADITIONAL page 8


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Week ends with a laugh By ZAINAB AL-SAYEGH An event packed Welcome Back Week ended with a laugh with comedienne Tracy Ashley on Sep. 3 in Northside Hall. John Osborne, of WNBR’s radio show “Ozzie’s Observations,” opened for Ashley and entertained students with stories like, “how to win any argument with your girlfriend”, and “what to do when you’re choking.” Leading to the show’s main act, Ashley entertained students with jokes about family, old boyfriends, her interracial marriage, politics, stereotypes, weight is-

sues, and race relations. With topics like “the best excuse for being late to class” and “never try touching a black woman’s hair” the Southern-born Indiana resident had the audience cheering almost non-stop throughout the hour-long show. Though sometimes the content seemed too controversial, Ashley managed to keep the audience laughing without making them too uncomfortable. Ashley, who was a semi-finalist on NBC’ Last Comic Standing, is now part of a promotional cast for prime time movies on TVLand. Fulfilling her childhood dream of being a comedienne,

Ashley considers herself lucky to be doing what she loves. “This is something I’ve wanted to do since I was a child,” said Ashley. “Comedy was a lifelong dream, and now I just feel blessed to be able to do it.” The event was hosted by Titan Productions. Upcoming events for Titan Productions include a LipSync contest on Sep. 23 at NS 158, a concert by the band InPulse at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at NS 158, and an Open Mic night at the student housing center at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14.

Faculty art exhibition opens By REBECCA GIBSON

The faculty art exhibition at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts Gallery has a wide selection of artwork ranging from the pettable alabaster sculptures of School of the Arts Associate Linda Crimson, to the evocative paintings of distinguished alumnus Harold Zisla, which bring to mind some of the nicer and smaller works of Jackson Pollack. For the mythology lover, there seems to be an unintended synchronicity of theme among several of the contributions. “Hercules,” a smooth graphite drawing by Associate Professor of Visual Arts Karen Ackhoff, “Gaia,” a sensuous bronze bust by Associate Professor of Visual Arts Dora Natella, “Sacred Ground,” a deft

and silky pastel by Lecturer in Visual Arts Ron Monsma, and “Matriarch,” a stately full length bronze statue by Emeritus Professor Tuck Langland all pull their names and form from Pagan legends and ancient mythology. It would be an extremely lucky collector who could decorate his or her room with these beauties from IU South Bend’s faculty. Another pair of artwork that would match nicely over someone’s couch is “Bones,” a silver gelatin print by Lecturer Gray Lyons and “Levitate,” an oil painting on linen which will make the viewer do a double take as it looks like a photograph. Both of these form portraits make beautiful use of the effects of light on the human body. And for those fans of whimsical artwork, there are pieces like

the brightly colored and circuslike oil painting, “The Play is on-going,” by Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Micheline Nilsen, and two interactive pieces by Professor of Communication Arts Michael Lasater. Lasater’s pieces include “Act II,” a single channel video/sound demonstration in which a large TV shows varying images in time with sound pumped through provided headphones. The total experience is riveting, and a conversation piece in more than one way. As many of the pieces are for sale, interested buyers should hurry to the Gallery before the show closes on Sep. 25 or contact the Gallery for further artist information.

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Eschbach will perform Sep. 12 at the Beanry in downtown Mishawaka. The Hue will be the opening act at 8:30 p.m. There is a $5 cover at the door. The Beanry does serve alcohol, and all ages are welcome.

Escherbach at the Beanery   Final performance before recording hiatus. By SHAUN CHRISTENSEN Local progressive rock trio Escherbach will be performing on Saturday, Sep. 12 at The Beanery in downtown Mishawaka with The Hue. After this show the band will be taking a break from performing to hunker down in the studio and record four new songs. “At this point, we’re trying to reinvent ourselves a little bit,” said Escherbach frontman Neil Carmichael. “We’re going to launch a new web presence, we’ve got new logo by Max Kauffman, who has worked with companies like Mountain Dew and Nike, and we’ve found an appropriate genre for our music: atmo-prog.” Escherbach’s musical journey evolution can be nothing but positive as they work to live up to a genre as distant, dreamy, and engaged as atmospheric-progressive rock.

The band is returning from the end of a regional tour that took them as far as Iowa City passing through Chicago. On this tour Escherbach met and befriended The Hue, an aggressive progressive rock band from Chicago. The Hue will kick things off Saturday, Sep. 12 at 8:30 The Beanery and be followed by Escherbach, for what is bound to be a worthwhile show. The Hue has been developing a presence in the festival circuit and their music is along the same lines as Lotus or Umphrey’s McGee. There is a $5 cover at the door, the Beanery serves alcohol, and all ages are welcome. For more information about this show, contact The Beanery at 574-259-1425. The Beanery is located at 117 S. Main, Mishawaka, IN. For more information about Escherbach visit www.myspace. com/escherback or For more information about The Hue visit www.myspace. com/huemusic or

Half Pint Jones headlines Potawatomi Zoo Brew By SHAUN CHRISTENSEN One of South Bend’s most talented bands, Half Pint Jones will return to the stage this week for some good times and good brews to raise funds for a good cause. The 5-piece purveyor of sophisticated jazz-funk-fusion will return to the stage to raise funds for the Potawatomi Zoo on both Thursday, Sep. 10 and again at the Zoo Brew on Saturday, Sep. 12. The band is coming off of a six week long summer hiatus during which time bassist Jayson Sites married the band’s publicist Jill

Rosen-Sites. Half Pint Jones will be featured Thursday, Sep. 10, on radio station 95.3 WAOR at 5:30 p.m. before they perform that evening at Trio’s in downtown South Bend. The band will be accepting donations for the Potawatomi Zoo during the show. The Thursday show is beginning of the event though as Saturday, Sep. 12, Half Pint Jones will draw an expected crowd of 600 to the Potawatomi Zoo for the Zoo Brew. The Zoo Brew which will go from 7 – 10 p.m. will feature beers from breweries in Indiana

On Sep. 12 from 7 – 10 p.m., the band will perform at the Potawtomi Zoo Brew. Tickets are $30, $20 for designated drivers and $25 for Zoo patrons. Visit http:// asp or call 574-288-4639 for more information. Photo courtesy

and Michigan including Bell’s Brewery, Mishawaka Brewing Company, Shoreline Brewery and Three Floyd’s Brewing Company. Patrons will receive a commemorative 4-ounce sampling mug and an unlimited supply of samples from the various compa-

nies. Food will also be available. This event is 21 and over and there are still tickets available. General admission tickets cost $30, tickets will be available for designated drivers for $20, and Potawatomi Zoo members for $25.

For tickets or more information on the Potawatomi Zoo Brew please visit www.potawatomizoo. org/Zoo_Brew.asp, For more information about Half Pint Jones you can visit or


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The good, the bad, and the green

Were you late to class because you could not find a place to park? Alison Stankrauff, Archivist and Assistant Librarian, says, “I’ve had a few students who swear that they got here early - but spent so long looking for parking they got to class late.” Sound familiar? While parking permits are available for purchase, depending on the time and the day, a space may or may not be found. Surface lots fill up fast, while the parking garage is slower to fill. “People are scared to park in there, I guess. They think there is an extra fee or something,” said one IU South Bend security officer, as he watched people drive past the open entrance to the garage during the first week of classes. It’s true, though, parking is limited. So much so that one fac-

by KRISTINE BAILEY, Preface Green Expert ulty member has wryly stated, “We don’t sell parking passes, we sell hunting licenses.” With just over 2,500 parking spaces available on both the north and south side of the river, that means there is approximately one-third of a parking space per student. Add in full- and part-time faculty and staff, and that number shrinks to approximately onefourth of a space each. Clearly, there is not enough room for everyone to drive their own car all alone to get to campus. If there were, campus would look a lot different. Everyone needs to get to campus. Choosing how to get to campus, in terms of environmental – and stress level – considerations can greatly influence each person’s ecological impact. Making a difference, as with walking a mile, begins with one step, one choice. Each adds on, getting the traveler closer to the destination.

Bike for a better planet and a better you for a better planet People are getting fatter and sitting in traffic more than ever. See the connection? One answer may be sitting on two wheels instead of four - try biking! The United States could save 462 million gallons of gas a year by increasing cycling from 1% to 1.5% of trips taken. In 2003, cars idling in traffic wasted 5 billion gallons of fuel. Reduce emissions by biking or walking trips of two miles or less. 60% of the pollution created by auto emissions happens in the first few minutes of operation, before pollution control devices can work effectively. Statistics show that 24% of all trips are made within a mile of the home, 40% of all trips are made within 2 miles.

Half of us are employed 5 miles or less from the workplace. For a Better You: The average person loses 13 pounds their first year of commuting by bike. Just 3 hours of riding per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%. A 140 pound cyclist burns 508 calories while riding 14 miles in an hour. On average it costs $11,000 per year to own and drive car, while riding a bike can cost as little as $120. Most data quoted above was excerpted from the Albrights Cycling and Fitness website (http:// and from Bike Michiana (

The Green Events Calendar can be found online at

So what choices are available to the IU South Bend commuting student, faculty or staff? Probably more than you might think. When making choices with the Earth in mind, each thought that becomes an action that then becomes a habit makes for a decidedly different world for the individual and the community. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” What is your destiny? What is ours? Making decisions that are good for you and for others seems like a good place to start. Try it out, and let’s see where we end up.

Kristine Bailey can be reached at

Park for the planet tips • Share a ride or set up a carpool to get to school. Ridesharing can be easy by connecting with classmates in person, or by reading or posting on the “Rideshare and Carpool” section of the OneStart classifieds. • Let someone else drive. Buses allow you to relax while traveling and skip the parking hassles. Info on bus routes, schedules and fares is at • If you must drive…Practice ‘trip-chaining’. Think about your weekly schedule and then group errands together so you take fewer trips, thus driving less and saving time and money. Also, trip-chaining allows you to reduce emissions, as cars are most polluting when engines are cold during the first few minutes of operation. • Try an online class • Talk, Don’t drive: Use Skype, IM, Facebook, or Oncourse forums to connect with classmates • Get exercise (and reduce emissions) while getting where you need to go. Walk to campus, or hop on a bike. Check out bike route maps for St Joseph County at MACOGHOM/TransportationPlanning/StJoseph.htm and for Elkhart County bike routes. Bikes are available for purchase used or new, and locally, at the Avenue Bicycle Station on Mishawaka Avenue (2716 Mishawaka Ave., 574.855.2453) or Albrights Cycling and Fitness (2720 Lincoln Way West, 255-8988).

TRADITIONAL. from page 7 traditional students’ commitment to other things. The first meetings will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. in the Student Activities Center, room 223.The club can be reached at and on Facebook as the The Non-Traditional Experience. The executive board of the non-traditional experience currently consists of President Chloe Lawrence, Vice President April Buck, and Treasurer/ Vice President Otilio Campos. The faculty advisor is Jeff Jackson of Career Services.

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