The Profile OCT.1 ISSUE 1 VOLUME 101
HENDRIX’S # 1 SOURCE FOR CAMPUS NEWS
CHANGE is Hard
THE HENDRIX-MURPHY FOUNDATION FREEZES FUNDING FOR FILM PROGRAM, BEGINS PLANNING NEW INITIATIVE BY KIMBERLY LANE PAGE 11
CONTENTS SPORTS 3 3
NEWS 4 4 6 7 7
VAC Town hall meeting Democratic National Convention Organization for Food Allergies Children’s literature
OPINION 8 9 9
Male feminists Moodle Out-of-state students in the South 10 Dating etiquette
EATINGLOCAL 11 Due Amiche 11 Layla’s
12 Henrix-Murphy foundation funding
AROUNDARKANSAS 14 Razorback football 15 EcoFest
HENDRIXTRAVELER 16 Crystal Bridges
ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT 17 Improv group 18 Calendar
The Profile staff Editor-In-Chief Kim Lane 501 416-1026 LaneKN@hendrix.edu Managing Editor Harley White 870 405-3785 WhiteHA@hendrix.edu Associate Editor Anna Kumpuris 501 940-7023 KumpurisAG@hendrix.edu 2 October 1, 2012 THE PROFILE
Copy Editors Safia Nawaz Samia Nawaz Layout Editors Grace Oxley Leslie Reynolds Photo Editor Michael Tarne
Photographers Lee Rogers Stacey Svendsen Mary Beth Breshears Staff Writers Taylor Foreman Mary McNally Alyssa Curry Amelia Robert Bethany Cartwright Mary Katherine Barker Reed Brewer
SPORTS Records Broken and Games Won in Warriors Soccer Warriors dominate the Sept. 8th game against Le-Tourneau, setting the stage for a strong season by Mary McNally
n Saturday, September 8th, Hendrix Warriors soccer showed the Le-Tourneau University Yellowjackets the meaning of small but mighty. Both Warriors men and women matched and even broke several school and district-wide records. Warriors women tied the Hendrix record for most points scored in a game, netting seven for the sixth time in the soccer program’s history. Senior forward Rebecca Rahn (#10) scored the treras (#11). She was followed by senior forward game in the 23rd minute. Two minutes later,
strong lead. Warriors exploded into the second half with three goals--all shot by Mel Roach--scored brought the senior forward’s total to four goals and one assist, which smashed the school record for number of points scored by a player in one game. Finally, Rebecca Rahn wrapped it up with her second goal of the game and scored on a penalty kick. Freshman goalkeeper Rachel Zweig (#15) made two saves in 54 scoreless minutes of play, followed by freshman keeper Emily Kleinfelter (#00), who made one save in 36 minutes. The Yellowjackets broke the shutout in the 84th minute, when Nicole Kemper scored on a corner an impressive 7-1.
Following the women’s victory, Hendrix College men’s soccer head coach Doug Mello picked up his staggering 700th career win in a shutout against the Yellowjackets. In his 36 years of coaching, Mello has won 282 women’s games and 418 men’s (32 here at Hendrix). Mello has long since broken the record for number of wins in Division III soccer and has also coached a total of 1,126 collegiate games, more than any other coach in history. When asked about his current roster, the coach replied, “This group is fun... they’re hard workers, and I’m excited about how the season’s going.” On his victorious milestone, he remarked, “It’s not so much the half, and kept our composure... but it’s satisfying, I didn’t let out that this would be my 700th win, the guys found out on their own.” In turn, the team had only positive things to say about their head coach. Guatemalan native Marco Luna said that a pitfall of American soccer is that “athleticism is often more important than technical work,” and went on to say that Coach Mello knows to utilize “complete drills” -
fect pass to senior forward Connor Silvestri (#6), who with a scissor kick brought the tally up to 3-0. In their previous game, Silvestri broke the men’s record for number of points in his career, this goal bringing his record to 38 career goals. Freshman defenseman Larry Bringard (#19) assisted by senior Rob Weingold (#9) and freshman Drew Plant (#14). Freshman goalkeeper
for amount of scoreless play. “I’m just doing my job,” he asserted. After their sweeping victory, the players ambushed Coach Mello with water and a celebratory pie. “I expected the water dousing,” he laughed, “but not pie in the face.” Shaking his head, he conceded, “At least it wasn’t made of shaving cream.” Photo by Hendrix Sports Information
added, “He’s a good coach. He knows when he needs to be stern, and knows when to have fun.” Senior defender Dylan Reed (#10) kicked off the night with a goal on a penalty kick in the 23rd Tresor Mukiza (#13) , who scored in the second half with a long corner kick. Less than a minute after, senior Grant Womack (#3) lined up a per-
Warriors Fall in Straight Sets to Millsaps Volleyball team suffers loss in home opener against Millsaps by Alyssa Curry
two 25-16. Hendrix trailed 19-10 in the third set. But the Warriors proved resilient, going on a 12-3
home game of the season. After a close start, Millsaps (7-2, 1-1 SAA)
bringing the score to 23-22 before the Majors
he Hendrix College volleyball team suffered a sweep on Friday’s Southern Athletic Association game, losing 25-22,
from a combination of kills and Hendrix attack errors. After Millsaps extended its lead to 19-12,
Sophomore middle blocker Carson Hunter drix College. Senior middle blocker Melissa Clement made 12 kills. Freshman libero Jill Sikes posted 10 digs. Millsaps got 12 kills and 11 digs from sophomore Caroline McKey, and senior Kasey Liard posted 11 kills and three blocks. technique. They hope focusing on the details will translate into improved performances. “We work to get better everyday. Our team strategy is to focus on the little things and go back to the basics. When we do the little things right and put in that focus and effort, we play really well,” said freshman outside hitter Shannon Abbott. The team is determined not to let a slow start discourage them. “I’m really excited for the rest of our season. I think things can only go up from here. We’ll only get better,” said freshman defensive specialist Felicia Beeman.
to 20-17. Late in the match, the Hendrix Warriors managed to bring their score within two points of the Majors, but they were ultimately unable to close the gap. Both teams started out strong in set two, going back and forth with the Warriors not allowing their opponents more than a threepoint lead. Eventually Millsaps was able to break away with 5 consecutive kills bringing the score to 20-14. Despite getting a kill, Hendrix was unable to overcome the opposition’s momentum and their opponents went on to Photo by Lee Rogers
React with VAC New Advocacy Division expands Volunteer Action Committee by Emily Smith
anaging Service Saturdays to this year’s new fall break service trip to Heifer Ranch, the Volunteer Action Committee acts as a liaison between students seeking volunteer opportunities and community organizations around Central Arkansas. Led by seniors Erin Murchison and Maia Yang, VAC’s mission to illuminate resources and strengthen ties between students and the community has taken on a new shape with two chair positions, different from past years. Instead of encompassing service, community, and volunteerism, the student organization has split into two divisions, adding a new committee to be represented under VAC as a whole. Murchison exists as VAC’s Service Chair and Yang heads the brand new Advocacy sub-committee, which aims to promote the interconnectedness of service and social awareness on campus. The idea for this amendment formulated after screening documentaries
screenings of documentaries that highlight social issues. After a year of widely attended screenings, VAC’s commitment to service expanded to include the responsibility of raising awareness on campus. This new section of VAC includes a group of students relationship between service and awareness and how this combina-
zations together for a common cause says Yang. “Hendrix is getting bigger and bigger, which simply means we as stuIn this sense, the new division’s goals of involving the campus and comEscape Fire was held September 19th and offered insight into the complicated world of the United States Health Care System. The Volunteer Action Committee partnered with the Hendrix Health Squad and Pre-Health Club to promote the event and message. Healthy snacks were also provided by Conway’s Smoothie King to stress the importance and accessibility of healthy eating. React to Film continues to provide VAC with a way of reaching a large crowd in a way that engages viewers
Hendrix is getting bigger and bigger, which simply means We as students need to continue to reinforce this idea of community.
“We began to realize that there was great potential for growth in raising said. “With all the other activities going on in VAC, we decided that in order to give these issues the time and effort they needed, we needed to According to Murchison, VAC anticipates that the Advocacy events and screenings will inspire the student body to create and participate in service events and projects that relate to the topics and social issues surrounding Murchison said. “For example, Escape Fire Healthcare, could lead to a service trip to the Conway Interfaith Clinic, a In addition to fostering a creative community of volunteerism, service and awareness for VAC, the new committee’s agenda also includes creating
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experience, according to Yang. get a sensory experience, which I think has the capacity to really move working with Project Pericles by co-hosting Thursday forums, which althe movie subsides. Keep an eye out for more React to Film over the course of this semester. The next screening will be Invisible War on October 24. Invisible War is “a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. Invisible War and React to Film.
ECC and Sierra Club Host Town Hall Meeting Citizens and students help decide the environmental future of Arkansas by Mary Katherine Barker
n the evening of September 10th, the Hendrix campus was teeming with environmental enthusiasts. This may not seem out of the ordinary, but the lack of green jumpsuits Environmental Concerns Committee. In fact, they teamed up with the Arkansas chapter of the Sierra Club to host a community meeting concerning the future of Arkansas’ energy economy. The general public was invited to attend and voice their opinions on these issues, and the meeting was packed with Hendrix students and other Arkansas residents who are passionate about making a change in our environment. This was the third of a series of statewide public meetings organized by the Sierra Club that are intended to empower citizens and give them a chance to offer input on how these issues should be addressed. Public input is incredibly crucial in this situation, because Governor Beebe and his staff are currently developing an energy plan for Arkansas that will be in effect for the next 3 to 5 years. If Governor Beebe is able to address the ideas raised at this meeting, then the natural state certainly has a cleaner future ahead of it. The meeting was led by Rachel Head, chair of the ECC, and also featured 4 guest speakers who discussed their views on energy in Arkansas. Following the speakers was an oral comment period, in which people had a 3-minute time span to voice their concerns, all of which were recorded and transcribed for Governor Beebe. The room in which the meeting was held had posters covering the walls, and the posters were labeled as follows: coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydropower, geothermal, biofuel, solar and wind. People could write their ideas concerning each resource on the corresponding posters. The night was wrapped up with some fabulous door prizes, and the entire room buzzed with anticipation even as the meeting closed. The people of Arkansas are clearly ready for a change. Club, who discussed the development of the governor’s draft energy plan. So far, the only information that has been made public is a list of 10 preliminary recommendations that will most likely be incorporated into the plan. These recommendations include updating the Arkansas energy code, calling for more legislation for energy bonds, reducing natural gas drilling, and increasing biofuels. Guter emphasized the decisions. “We’re up against lobbyists who have a ton of
So if we don’t have the money, how will we gain the power? Guter believes that it can only be done through the power of the people, so a strong network of supporters and activists is crucial. The next speaker was Reverend Stephen Copley from Arkansas Interfaith Power & Life, and he stated that Arkansas’ environmental future
that God created our environment, but we must sustain and care for that created order. “Human beings are here to care for, not to
Next to speak was Dr. Stella Capek, who is a professor of sociology here at Hendrix, and is also the faculty advisor for the ECC. She discussed the importance of not only pushing for incentives but also for regulations. We must push for change and come up with new ideas, but there is also an absence of good laws in our current system that could regulate some of the abuses of the environment. Therefore, we must Capek also emphasized the importance of not only being aware of what kind of energy we’re using, but also who produces that energy. “The more independent, small local producers we have for energy will make us more resilient April Ambrose of Viridian Energy, whose job is to verify that buildings meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) LEED rating system gauges the extent to which new buildings meet standards for things like indoor environmental quality, etc. According to Ambrose, buildings throughout the country account for 12% of our total water use, 65% of our waste output, 70% of our energy, and 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions. By making sure cut down the environmental abuse for the entire country. “we won’t need much energy production, and During the oral comment period following the speakers’ presentations, one thing became increasingly clear: Arkansans are demanding change. One person pointed out that fracking in Clinton has caused major sedimentation prob-
lems. As a direct result, 4 to 5 times the normal amount of money has had to be spent to clean up the drinking water, and the people of Clinton have had to consume 4 to 5 times the normal amount of chemicals when drinking that water. Another woman who owns property in Heber Springs discussed the problems she’s been having on her land due to natural gas drilling. The foul sludge that the drilling creates is killing birds on her land and polluting the air, and the once-pristine steam running through her land is now contaminated with chemicals. The people of Arkansas will not stand for this mistreatment of the environment, and it’s up to our generation to make a change. Lev Guter believes that students of today can play a major plan, as well as guaranteeing an eco-friendly future for our nation. What’s the best way to tackle this issue and get involved? The key, Guter says, is social media. “Social media is basically an empty space that “Advocacy through Twitter and Facebook is Gaining followers on Twitter and fans on Facebook actually boosts credibility, because instead of having one person insisting on change, there’s an entire social community working toward the same goal. This goes hand-in-hand with the SiGuter described as “a movement consisting of actions beyond the scope of just one organizaspreads outward from person to person until it becomes an unstoppable force. “When folks can connect through those sources, it becomes larger than any individual person- it becomes a movement. The only way the grassroots community can win without money is by creating a people-driven moveThere hasn’t been a comprehensive energy plan in Arkansas since 1982. Governor Beebe is creating this plan in order to leave a lasting legacy and to move Arkansas forward through create jobs. However, the plan can’t be best suited to meet public needs unless the governor and his staff know what the people want. Therefore, it’s time to get active: use social media sites to your advantage or write letters to the editors of local papers. Do whatever you can to get the word out, and that way, the voice of Arkansans will be heard. That way, we will be able to play a role in deciding our future.
The Democratic National Convention
(Almost) everything you need to know about the convention that you probably didn't watch by Mary McNally
Photo by Connor Corley
lorida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz didn’t beat around the bush when she gaveled the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, September 4th. “Over the next three days,” stated the DNC Chairwoman, “… we will clearly demonstrate why we need to keep Barack Obama and Joe Biden in the White House.” She proudly declared that the DNC was the most accessible convention in history, able to be streamed online in both English and Spanish. Schultz beamed, “As I look out I see a diverse assembly of Democrats who represent the strength and unity of our party.” And diverse it was. Every camera shot revealed faces of varying color, gender, age, and ability. For those watching from home, the DNC website had a list of fourteen different “communities”, such as LGBT or Senior Citizens, speakers and proposed policies geared towards them. For feminists there was speaker Lilly Ledbetter, prominent businesswoman turned equal-wage activist when she discovered her male contemporaries were earning 40% more than she. Ledbetter poked fun at Romney’s af“Maybe 23 cents doesn’t sound like a lot to someone with a Swiss Bank account, or a Cayman Island investment… but when we lose 23 cents every hour, every day, every paycheck, every job, [it] cannot be measured in dollars.” Then there was the Latino power-duo: Texas legislator Joaquin Castro and his twin Julian, the mayor of San Antonio. These brothers are well-known liberal outposts in the overwhelmingly Republican state of Texas. Both boys were raised in a working-class Mexican-American neighborhood in San Antonio, humble begin-
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nings that ring true of a regular American success story. Not surprisingly, this was the focus of Julian Castro’s keynote speech; “My family’s story isn’t special. What’s special is the America that makes our story possible.” He went on to attack Romney’s budget cuts, declaring that his policy “doesn’t just pummel the middle class, it dismantles it.” But the one to take the cake was Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, a disabled war veteran of Thai and Chinese descent. She was speaker that Stephen Colbert dubbed “a diversity voltron.” Agendas aside, most of the DNC speakers delivered impassioned, inspirational, and wellObama stole the show with a sweeping, personal endorsement of her husband. “I have seen
you are.” As always, Michelle was careful to outline her duty as not just the First Lady, but as the First Mom, repeatedly declaring her familial duty and the love she held for her daughters. nominated the incumbent with a well-humored, charismatic missive. He poked fun at his wife’s that Obama had the good sense to put rivalries aside when appointing cabinet members. He joked, “Heck, he even appointed Hillary!” He powerful endorsement considering the country’s economic growth under Clinton’s presidency. He argued that the Republicans left Obama with hasn’t “cleaned it up yet,” they want America to
downtrodden economy, presenting himself as a sobered man, a more serious candidate than the idealist we elected four years ago. “I’m no longer just a candidate,” he said. “I’m who’ve lost their homes, and the frustration of workers who’ve lost their jobs… I’m far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what Lincoln meant when he said, ‘I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.’” Only one topic had the ability to thwart the Convention’s warm fuzzy atmosphere: God. Initially Democrats omitted religion from their platform, a bold statement which enraged the Republican media. In response to the conservative outcry, Democrats posed a vote to amend the program. Liberal comedian Jon Stewart complained, “What are you doing, reversing your principles to appeal to hardcore dead-end Republicans? Who are you, Mitt Romney?” His point rang true when Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa held a public vote, stating they would need a 2/3 majority. Much to his chagrin, what ensued was a clear tie. But after three frustrated roll calls, Villaraigosa declared the amendment passed, and walked offstage to the sound of booing delegates. Stewart revealed that passing the motion had been pre-scripted, teasing, “I can only say, tie goes to the prompter.” Well, it is politics after all. What would a convention be without a good scandal?
Eclectic Eaters Welcome
The Organization for Food Allergies aims to make life easier at Hendrix for students with special dietary needs. by Amelia Robert
his year, junior Caley Zuzula is starting a club called the Organization for Food Allergies, a club that, according to Zuzula, aims to create a network of students with specialized diets and dietary needs. Zuzula, who is gluten intolerant herself, felt that her previous two years at Hendrix would have been easier if she’d known someone else with her allergy. Her new club seeks to create a network where students with food allergies can offer each with food allergies need to be represented on campus!” Zuzula has done an excellent job of educating herself about the gluten-free options offered on campus and at some area restaurants, including Zaza’s, and has already had some success using the group’s Facebook page to educate fellow students about how to get a gluten-free birthday cake from the cafeteria (just request it
a few days in advance) and a gluten-free pizza crust at Zaza’s. Firstly, Zuzula hopes to use the club to educate students about how to best use the resources that are already available to them,
People with food allergies need to be represented on campus!
namely the cafeteria and the Burrow. She has found the cafeteria staff, especially assistant director of dining services Cindy Mosley, to be receptive to and considerate of all of her needs.
Besides seeking to educate students about their dietary options, Zuzula hopes to help other students communicate with the cafeteria and make sure that their needs are being met through simple changes, such as adding ingredient labels on cafeteria food and offering entirely new food options, like the addition of vegan pizza to the cafeteria’s regular offerings last year. Although Zuzula’s interests pertain mainly to gluten-related issues, the new organization is by no means exclusively for those with gluten intolerance. It has also received interest from students with lactose intolerance and soy, peanut and egg allergies. Zuzula would like fellow students to know that although the organization’s title mentions allergies, it is also open to those who limit their diets by choice, including vegetarians and vegans, as well as students interested in learning more about their food options åthe club should take.
Through the Looking Glass by Dr. Chris Campolo
Whatever else we might want to say about them, the authors of contemporary children’s were a lot of them at a conference I recently speaker set the stage by quoting, without meanDisturb the universe? Well our keynoter dares, let me tell you. She dares, in her books, to tell all about Nazis and Klansmen and coalmining companies who exploited children. She is ready to tell the truth about these things, and she is ready to celebrate the heroes, those who dared that it is good to stand up for what’s right, to speak truth to power, to rock the boat. She projected pictures of her daring books onto a huge
we banish them, we kill them. And then much much later we call them heroes and pretend that we were on their side all along. We are not Socrates or Martin Luther King Jr. We are the other people, the ones who can’t, in their own lifetimes, tell them from Alcibiades or Timothy McVeigh. We pick our heroes only after we know who won, and we celebrate them with the enthusiasm that almost always betrays a guilty conscience. The truth of the matter is that in the moment, when it matters, we have terrorists. We have no way of telling the kooks from the visionaries, the moral pillars from the desecrators of all that's sacred. Who will be the moral heroes of 2312? We can’t tell now. Maybe it will be our book-burners. Maybe it will be our gender-enders. Maybe it will be the
Luckily, I had the entire rest of the conference who doesn't want to celebrate Nazi resistors? Who doesn't feel inspired at the courage of the Little Rock Nine? Sure. Let’s tell the kids about it. But let's also confess something right away. We pretty much hate people who speak truth to power. Start with Anaxagoras and work your way up to OWS. We treat these people as villains, not heroes. We trash them as unpatriotic, impolite, dangerous, destabilizing, destructive. We criminalize their ideas, we blame them for social ills, we beat them, we imprison them,
it will be the Animal Liberation Front. Maybe OWS. Maybe the Taliban. Maybe all those kids murdered in Tiananmen Square. Maybe--and yes, it could very well happen--it will be the Unibomber. We don't know now. I quite admire, say, Harriet Tubman. But it is important to see that if we were alive in her time there is an excellent chance that we’d be calling her a terrorist. We’re alive now, and we are mostly happy to keep quiet. There are boat rockers all around, and we are too uncertain and afraid to join them. We wait for things to
get better. We wait for things to get clearer. We keep our composure. We remain polite. That is us. That is who we are. We will not side with the rabble rousers. But someday we will celebrate some of them as heroes. They will be our Jane Addamses. But they may very well look, at the moment, like those crazy G8 protestors. Or like that fanatic who tuned up the money changers. If you think that this is some call to some barricades, you've got me all wrong. I’m talking about moral optics. We cannot see heroes unless we’re looking backward. Before we congratulate ourselves for siding with those brave souls who risked, lost, everything, we should realize that at the time they mostly just looked like trouble. Do you dare / Disturb the universe? No, probably not. And if your neighbors or colleagues or countrymen do, the odds are excellent that your response will fall somewhere between silence and indignant, righteous, rage. That's the truth it is always much too painful and shameful to write into children's books. What history shows us, as clearly as it shows us anything, is that tomorrow’s Robin Hood is today’s vicious whack job. Don’t worry about writing this lesson into children’s books. We’ve already shown them all they need to know about it. This leaves us without something to project up onto that big screen. But something will come along.
Male Voices Needed to Achieve Gender Equality Many people, males in particular, continue to be thrown off by feminist connotations by Bethany Cartwright
AGE (Students Advocating Gender Equality, formerly called Feminist Club) held a “Get to Know a Feminist” Panel discussion September 12. The panel was comprised of four 3 female students and 1 male. 22 students sat for an hour and chatted about gender issues. 5 of those students were male. I became a feminist as a junior in high school. The idea of “becoming a feminist” has always been somewhat strange to me, mainly because there’s no initiation process. There’s no proclamation. You simply begin to identify with a larger group of people who care about gender equality and think about gender issues in terms of their modern relevance. Yet as I sat in the discussion and listened to each of the panel members tell the group their “Becoming a Feminist” story, I realized that becoming a feminist is a little harder than it seems. Especially for guys. That might seem a little weird, right? Too often we get caught up in the connotations or the images we associate with the word “feminism.” But a male feminist? Does that even make sense? It depends on whom you ask. SAGE started the discussion off by making sure everyone knew what a feminist actually was. According to the SAGE presentation, “Feminism is the theory of social, political and economic equality for all genders. It seeks to break down gender roles—how men and women are ‘socially expected’ to behave. Feminists seek to get equal representation in Congress, and equal pay for
But as I sat in that room, I realized to an even greater extent than I had before that many people don’t know what the heck feminism is. We’re all too wrapped up in the stereotypes that have been created over the past few decades. A lot of women’s rights activists don’t think men should identify as feminists. They argue that “feminist” is a word that should belong solely to women. But there are many others that disagree. Katherine Barlow, SAGE President, says that men are a necessary part of the movement because they make up 50 percent of the population. This isn’t to say that anyone can call himself or herself feminist. One panelist said that she thought feminism was about choice. Another said feminism wasn’t just about choice but also about dignity. The consensus in the
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movement. It wasn’t until recently that I became women should be equal to men are vital to the gender equality movement. thinks that women should get equal pay as men statistically, that women should be equally represented in Congress, and that women should be able to make decisions about their bodies (whether it be the choice to get an abortion or the choice to have sex with whomever she wants, whenever she wants), why shouldn’t he call himself a feminist? I spoke to several random guys in order to able identifying themselves as feminists. I was right. Interestingly, most of the guys had some-
my experiences lead me to believe that there is potential for SAGE to extend their outreach.” But when I asked the panelists whether or not to the larger society in the acceptance of gender
while these actively gender-aware students great school, they also thought that it was sad It’s great to be well known for being welcoming and aware of important gender issues, but like to go.
redundant;” “generally bad, conceptually good;” “overly offended and educated;” “the equivalent of “white power” with gender;” and “confrontational women who get pissy and irritable easily.” But even those guys that said feminism was “strong and thoughtful” felt weird calling themselves feminists. Some guys more than others had negative images of feminists. J.B. Parker said, “I feel like the push has always been more towards women’s rights because in the past they have been disadvantaged. But it’s getting to the point where males can be disadvantaged [because of the movement]. A lot of times [feminists] don’t see it as an equal rights perspective, they see it as a women’s rights perspective.” Parker noted that while he thought the movement was generally bad, the concept behind it was good. On the other hand, the male SAGE panelist, Aaron Aldridge, said, “The presence of strong female role models in my life has given me great respect for women. When I was introduced to the reality and scope of gender inequality, I knew that denying any group a basic human right while affording that right to another group went against my principles. It wasn’t until I declared my stance on this issue and started openly advocating gender equality that I considered myself a feminist.” When asked if he thought he was one of the Aldridge said, “I think that there is a moderate sense of respect for women on campus, but most males wouldn’t associate with the feminist
the U.S. need to improve before we reach anything close to gender equality. But some things that will drastically improve the status quo are a better awareness of feminism, getting rid of the stupid connotations presented by pop culture and increasing male support for gender equality.
Limbaugh, for your obnoxious contribution to the stereotype list). Feminists aren’t manhaters. Feminists aren’t trying to gain female supremacy. We aren’t the white-supremacists of the gender debate. Most of us aren’t irritable or overly confrontational. We are people that don’t that think men and women that do the same job should get paid equally. We are people that think 16 percent Congressional representation population. We’re people who seek to point out the evident gender issues within our personal relationships and within society as a whole. When I was a junior in high school I became a feminist. I made this known, and I spent my senior year hearing kitchen and sandwich jokes instead of feeling like I was being taken seriously among my peers and teachers. I’d like to hope environment that is more tolerant and appreciative of my feminist views. And I know it will be.
Out-of-State Warrior volleyball players embrace college life in the South
by Zoe Calhoun
ot only must freshmen adapt to a more intense academic and social experience, but some out of state freshmen must also learn how to function in some, this requires coping with Arkansas jokes from friends and relatives, purchasing clothes for a different environment and honestly never expected to end up in the South,” says Shannon Abbott, a freshman from Southern California, embraced this different culture, calling it “another place on the map and another adventure.” Unfortunately, their decisions to study in the South produced much criticism, most commonly in the form of stereotypical jokes, such as, “So, are you going to marry your cousin? I hear that’s what they do in Arkansas” and “Arkansas!? What’s in Arkansas!?” Upon arriving in Conway, they immediately noticed a difference in the people. “The people here are much, much more polite than back home and more outgoing and friendly,” says Beeman, “the
it is “Inn and Out Burger,” both of which are places they will immediately visit when they return home. Longing for California’s temperate weather, Beeman notes Arkansas’ climate as “smelling more stuffy and humid” she has also noticed the cicadas, describing their noise as “a really weird sound.” Stereotypes of Arkansas that Beeman and Abbott dealt with when telling friends about about their own states. “People assume that ing that their families went on vacation to, or that all Mexicans live there,” says Abbott. lywood, she is asked if she has ever encountered anyone famous. When moving to a new part of the country, students learn about a unique environment and also about how others view their home. Aside from the dense trees and humidity of the South that cause Abbot to lose her “sense of distance in Conway,” these out of state students continue to form bonds with students from the South and other parts of the country. They are creating connections with Arkansas’ environment, people, and community. Although they rarely feel like outsiders, both enjoy connecting with people from their states. Abbott enjoys talking to people who are, as she puts it, “homesick for all the same things as I am and laugh at all my jokes that only
No matter where I go, volleyball is always the same…I know I can count on it.
accents and also don’t seem as urgent and rushed as back in Cali.” This friendliness Beeman describes has allowed her to make friends and limit feelings of alienation. As
matter where I go, volleyball is always the ues being a team member “because it gives you a sense of community where you feel like you belong.” The times when they feel like strangers usually revolve around topics such as unfahave also noticed a lack of stores common in the West—for Abbott this is a wholesale grocery store called “Costco” and for Beeman
she has yet to experience Toad Suck Days. Despite their longing for open skies and California weather, both Beeman and Abbot ball game as well as experiencing Southern cooking.
Use your Moodle Moodle replaces Educator By Alyssa Curry
the course management system Moodle instead of Educator. Faculty members were surveyed about desirable features and a committee evaluated many different options before settling on Moodle. Dr. Marianne Tettlebaum, who participated in a trial run of Moodle last semester, thinks the change was for the best. “There are a lot of things I like about Moodle. It offers a lot of features and a lot Educator was very limited. I totally trust the decision that my colleagues made and I’m happy with it,” she said. Dr. Tettlebaum uses Moodle to take attendance and store class readings. She’s also started course blogs students can post to and uploads electronic versions of assignments to save paper. “I hope Moodle can help to inspire a feeling of community outside of the regular classroom where people are blogging, posting links, and doing things,” she said. As for the students, most of them are reliable system than Educator. “I really like Moodle. It’s much easier to use. With Educator it seemed like it was kind of a Professors who decide to explore the them to keep their students engaged outside of the classroom. “I’ve only got one professor this year usadvantage of it. Every night’s reading as well as a short quiz over the content is posted on there. I like the idea of the quizzes because it actually forces me to do the reading. Because the readings are online, if I forget my binder or something, I can still access them,” said Coston.
Dating Calls For New Rules Students offer differing opinions on romantic procedure when it comes to who pays for dinner by Bethany Cartwright
t’s a Friday night, and you’ve got a hot date. You meet up, you try and act all cool and then you head to the restaurant. Dinner goes well, and you’re looking to impress. But then the check comes, along with that strange moment when it is unclear who’s supposed to pay. Yikes. In the past month since I arrived at Hendrix, I’ve found myself having the same conversation with people that I had all of the time with my friends back home: who is supposed to pay for a date and what do guys and girls prefer? I’ve heard varied answers. A friend and I were up late one night eating our usual snack of hummus and pita when she started telling me about one of her dude friends and his opinion on paying on dates. In his mind, girls tend to spend a whole lot of money looking good for a date, and guys typically just have to take a shower and get dressed. Therefore, he thinks he should pay and in that way it evens out. I’m not going to lie: between make up, hair appliances, and clothes, putting in an effort to look good does get pricey. And while I could easily launch into a spiel about how it is unfair that women feel the need to constantly look good, that’s beside the point. A lot of people (both male and female) have told me that they think it depends on who asks
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whom out. One girl said she tends to be pretty outgoing with guys and therefore doesn’t have a problem asking them out. In that case, she wouldn’t necessarily expect them to pay for her. But does that mean she’s supposed to pay for them? Another guy said he wouldn’t expect a girl to ask him out and therefore he would be the one to ask a girl out, so he would expect to pay. One female sophomore said, “It’s different when you’re in college.” According to her, since most students are operating on a fairly small budget, it’s nice to have anyone pay for you once in awhile. I for one can totally attest to her point. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that I think one party should always be responsible for paying. In a lot of my conversations, the concept Presumably, things change a bit once you’re in a relationship with someone. One friend told me that when she and her boyfriend go out, he always pays. And in her mind, it’s not a matter of equality; it’s just a sweet thing that he wants to do for her. However, because she knows that he always pays, they don’t go out as much. Most everyone else came to a general consensus: it’s nice to share the load. I, for one, feel uncomfortable when one person is paying for
me all of the time. So while I might let a guy pay for nicer dinners, I think it should be my turn to pay when we go out for something like ice cream or if we grab snacks before a movie. There’s something nice about paying for things together, but that doesn’t mean guys and gals shouldn’t share the load. Ultimately, although I think the idea of guys always having to pay is rooted in an outdated sexist ideology, I still think it’s nice for someone to offer to pay for another person. But I don’t think it should be because of their gender. These odd gender roles ultimately instill a weird ego struggle on a lot of guys and leave a lot of girls feeling uncomfortable about a guy paying. However, even though the concept of ingrained gender roles kind of grosses me out, I can relate to a lot of girls who would judge a guy ever so slightly if he asked someone out on a legitimate date and didn’t at least offer to pay. Ultimately, here’s what I think: It’s 2012, not 1950. People go out a heck of a lot more now and it’s more expensive. I think it’s time to move on from the ego-driven gender role and pay for another person every once in awhile (regardless of whether you are male or female) because it’s sweet and you want to, not because it’s what you’re “supposed to do.”
Photos by Stacey Svendsen
Due Amiche Hits the Spot Italian restaurant leaves both belly and wallet full by Mary Katherine Barker
t’s Saturday night, the caf is closed, and another Easy Mac meal just won’t cut it - we’ve all been there. The Saturday night dinner dilemma often sends Hendrix students to nearby places like Panera and Zaza’s for pre-party grub, but if you’re looking to branch out, the Italian spot. Located at 1600 Dave Ward Dr., Due Amiche menu is reasonably priced, with all entrees under $10, and lunch specials for $5.95 - $6.95. It features salad, pasta, pizza, calzones, Italian rolls and subs. All entrée specials are served with garlic rolls and a salad, and the house dressing is a unique tomato-parmesan blend that shouldn’t be overlooked. Whether you prefer watermelonsized calzones, chicken tetrazzini or just the basic fettucini alfredo, Due Amiche will not disappoint. I haven’t tried the pizza yet, but I hear it’s some of the best in Conway. The restaurant itself is a cozy little nook, with Italian
music playing in the background and festively painted walls that ease you into the comfortable environment. The service is excellent, with cause you pay up front, there’s no waiting for the ticket. In the unlikely event that you have room for dessert, the selection includes various kinds of cheesecake, tiramisu and cannolis. So, next time you’re able to wrench yourself away from the tantalizing temptations of our cafeteria, give Due Amiche a try. It’s one of the few places in Conway which seems to be a sea of UCA purple that also has a Hendrix pennant hanging on the wall. For that reason, along with excellent pasta, it deserves to be on every college kid’s radar.
A little slice of the Mediterranean by Reed Brewer
ucked into a tiny, unassuming mini-mall and stowed beside a Starstuck Video Store, one would
gem in the rough. As one of Conway’s new and fewest Mediterranean restaurants, Layla’s boasts gyros with succulent lamb wrapped in homemade pita bread and stuffed with sautéed onions and green peppers, smothered in Taziki sauce. But the gyros are not their only delicacy: the menu is brimming with hand-tossed pizzas, over-stuffed calzones and mouth-watering schwarma. If you are up for the challenge, try the kifta kebab. This entrée is not just meat on a stick but the perfect combination of lamb and beef that will make you wish you were Greek. But before all that, you should – must – try the hummus. Pita bread dipped in this hummus will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. A true Layla’s experi-
servers who respond to any request, even a la carte, with a smile. The owner, always eager to share interesting stories and tales with the customers, is often present. However, competition is springing up across Oak Street in the form of Taziki’s. The Little Rock-based restaurant is replacing Pizza Inn (thank the Lord), offering a difHowever, the authenticity of Layla’s cannot be matched by a sub-par domestic franchise. Most places, Taziki’s included, need several thousand square feet to create a lively establishment. However, the owner of Layla’s injects the atmosphere of a larger restaurant into an around-the-corner-café.
to not only the delicious food but also the environ-
CHANGE is Hard
BY KIMBERLY LANE
THE HENDRIX-MURPHY FOUNDATION FREEZES FUNDING FOR FILM PROGRAM, BEGINS PLANNING NEW INITIATIVE
he Hendrix-Murphy Foundation went from having $250,000 in the budget to having about $1.4 million. Charles Murphy established the Hendrix Murphy Foundation in 1980. Murphy wanted to “create a legal separate entity within the Hendrix endowment that would be in perpetuity designed to support the study and appreciation of language and literature at Hendrix College,” said President Cloyd, the Chair of the Hendrix-Murphy Board. The Foundation was initially funded by Murphy oil stock, and stock from another Murphy owned company, Deltic Timber Corporation. For 25 years, the funds available for Hendrix-Murphy programming, other items were determined by dividends paid on the Murphy stock. In 2004, the Foundation the money. The Foundation now functions as a true endowment at Hendrix College. The Foundation funds enrichment programs in literature and language, and enables the campus to bring in speakers and lecturers, as well as fund the writing center, the language house, study abroad scholarships, reading groups, the Creative Writing Program, Hendrix-in-Madrid, Hendrix-in-Florence, the visiting theater director, visiting poets, a visiting librettist, research trips, cultural activities and other programs to enrich the student experience in literature and language. Henryetta Vanaman, program manager for the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation, handles the logistics of the programs and works in the Murphy House on campus. The Murphy House was built to house administration. It also provides a place for events to take place, for students to study and have spontaneous discussions with each other, and drix-Murphy visitors, Vanaman said. “There’s so much that Murphy does in the Hendrix student lives,” she said, “and we’re all about the students. That’s why we’re here. That’s why the whole thing was endowed.” “I am always thankful of Murphy,” said Adelia Shiffraw, student and Hendrix-Murphy publicity intern. “It is a gift to us. It is one of the reasons I came to Hendrix. It’s one of the most awesome resources on campus,” she said. that this year, there were freezes on certain
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programs that had received funding from the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation in the past. One of the affected programs was Film Studies, a program in the English department alongside Creative Writing and Literary Studies. The Board made a decision that the Film Program was not in accordance with the original donor intent that was set forth 35 years ago, said Dr. David Sutherland, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation. Sutherland compared the situation to a student with an 89.5% and a 90.1%. “Where do you draw the line?” he said. The Board decided that the Film Program did not fall under the category of literary studies, but fell under the Dr. Kristi McKim, chair of the Film Studies Program, said, “Thanks to the programming committee and the generosity of the HendrixMurphy Foundation, our Film Studies Program gained momentum from visiting scholars, faculty-student trip to the New Directors/New Film Festival in New York City.” In light of the recent freezes to Film Studies funding, McKim states, “Film Studies has been cuts extremely disappointing and surprising— especially given students’ enthusiastic participation in these successful programs. Just as we’re
building our momentum, having more majors than we’ve ever had, offering more events than ever (all of which enjoy positive reviews and under our feet to destabilize what had been our Foundation of programmatic offerings.” McKim has worked to create a list of low-budget options in which Film students can participate this academic year. She made a “Film Studies Interest Survey,” that allows students to state their preference of local and free events (“Skype Fausett classrooms, for example). “I’m writing an Associated Colleges of the South grant with a Film Studies colleague at Rhodes to create a Hendrix-Rhodes Film Studies Colloquium, where our students can present and discuss research; I’m also working with students to create Odyssey proposals for opportunities previously funded by Murphy,” McKim said. In the wake of McKim said. “Our students, on a daily basis, in messages and in conversations, have rallied to help this change in funding become an inspired cry for community cohesion,” she said. Shiffraw, who is majoring in English with a Film emphasis, said the Film Program saw a 50% increase in departmental funding, but that only amounted to $1,200. “$1,200, when considering the price of tuition, is inadequate,”
Photo by Michael Tarne
she said. “Shouldn’t a new program be bolstered
literary studies program, a new major and new professors. “I want to try to do something as
more students, so that the department can grow?” “The sudden changes at Murphy, and the relatively smaller, in comparison to previous Murphy funding, support from the school, has actually provoked some rather exciting mobiliza-
if it’s too vague, then it’s sort of meaningless. It doesn’t make things cohere,” Vernon said. “We can sort of create something new, and we get to
kind of an intimidating prospect, because it feels like the future of this Program and community rides on the extra-curricular efforts of a few people,” Shiffraw said. Unrelated to the freezes in funding, The Hendrix-Murphy Board is undergoing a total revisioning process. “The family felt like it was time to really refresh our thinking about the Hendrix-Murphy Fund,” President Cloyd said. In addition to doing a thorough examination of Murphy funded programs, there is a push to create a vision for the Foundation, Cloyd said. In order to research and create a new vision, Dr. Alex Vernon, English Department faculty member, was recently named the Strategic Initiative Coordinator. “I’m consulting with
People should be excited rather than worried. Change is hard. We’ve been doing the same thing for almost 35 years and it’s time to refresh it.
a lot of people both internally and externally, and eventually we’ll make a set of recommendations to the Hendrix-Murphy Board about what a new structure would be.” There are two things Vernon will be researching in terms of structure. One is looking at the “operational structure of how decisions are made and who runs the programs,” he said, explaining that a structure that was once designed to function on spending $50,000 a year on programming cannot handle the several hundreds of thousands of dollars a year that is currently spent by the Foundation. Vernon will also be researching the ways in which we can use the resources that are provided to us, he said. Vernon will visit a number of akin institutions (Tulane, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas and Rhodes are all possibilities) to gather ideas and information about the new initiative, he said. “Several of us on the Board will be visiting some of these other places. Sort of talk with them, bring our ideas back here, work ideas through with the faculty here. It is going to be a year long ideas are,” Vernon said. While there has not been a decision made regarding what the new vision will entail, a number of ideas have been brought to the table: a more serious creative writing program, a global
he said. The changes may be in effect as early as the fall of 2014, Vernon said. “It’s hard for me personally to imagine that on a certain day, August of 2014, there’s a new building, doors open and everything is the way it’s going to be for the next 30 years. I sort of imagine a gradual process,” he said. Provost Entzminger, the Chair of the Administrative Committee of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation, claimed, “I will say that I think that within a year or so we’re going to have something that’s even more powerful than what we’ve had in the past. I’m really very eager to see how this whole thing shakes out because I think that the opportunity is here to do something that will make this program really very distinctive and will give us something that they’re not going to be able to get any place else.” While the revisioning process is under way, certain programs will be examined and temporarily put on hold, Sutherland said. “There has not been a theme decided for next year, and there probably won’t be so that we can get ready for what is to come when we get reorganized,” he said. “People should be excited rather than worried. Change is hard. We’ve been doing the same thing for almost 35 years and it’s time to refresh it.” Vernon has been “instrumental and innovative,” President Cloyd said. “That’s the kind of thinking we need. If you don’t innovate, you die, and liberal arts colleges are places that are wonderful because of the ideas that are generated both by students and by faculty,” he said. Cloyd, who has watched his children develop positive things to say about the future of the College and the sustained importance of the Film the Hendrix campus, as was demonstrated by his idea to start the Red Brick Film Festival after ers on the Hendrix YouTube page. Students are them.” I think it’s an emerging art form and it’s an emerging form, some would say, of literature. ture modality. He doesn’t sit down and write a novel, but he tells a story,” Cloyd said. Questions that are being considered are whether whether the Film Program should be under the umbrella of the English department, Cloyd said. “I think Film Studies in and of itself deserves its own space in the discipline, but I would expand it from Film Studies to talk about digital media, new media,” he said. “There’s a sociological, political, historical element to it, as well as a language and literature element. Mr. Murphy, Charles Murphy, understood that. He was interested particularly
in the history of ideas and the way those have an impact on literature and language and the way in which we study and express this essence of ourselves through this medium. He was inter-
are shifting, and maybe it’s on the cutting edge,” Cloyd said. “I would like to see an endowment that would endow a Hendrix Film Society and then perhaps as we look at this new strategic plan and initiative, there would be an opportunity for us to create some more tenure track lines in Film,” he said. “The question is not whether Film will be funded. It’s a question of what is it that should be funded to maintain the integrity to the donor intent, and then what the College should do,” to raise additional funds in this next capital campaign.” Cloyd is currently in the process of packaging and raising donor awareness about the Film Studies program. It may happen this year or it may take a little while longer, he said. “To make the College continuously relevant to the world we’re in doesn’t mean you throw away the novel and start focusing only on digital expression, but it means that you have to take digital expression into consideration. As a liberal arts institution, you constantly have to think about things like that. So this is a process, and I’m sure it will turn out great,” Cloyd said. “I think there are ideas that we have not even considered,” Cloyd said. “We’re having some ture, others might have a different perspective, but that’s part of this whole process of opening it up, and I hope it has a greater impact on Film Studies.”
Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Officers of the Foundation President (Cloyd) Vice President (Entzminger) Secretary/Treasurer (Siebemmorgen) Board of Directors President of the College (Cloyd) Spouse of Lineal Descendant of Bertie Wilson Murphy (Suzanne Murphy) Lineal Descendant of Bertie Wilson Murphy (Martha Wilson Murphy) Vice Chair of the College Board of Trustees (David A. Knight) Chair of Trustees Finance & Investments Committee (Allen McGee) Executive Committee Provost & Dean of the College (Entzminger) Vice President for Business & Finance (Siebenmorgan) Lineal Descendant of Bertie Wilson Murphy (Martha Wilson Murphy) Foundation Director (Sutherland D) Foundation Program Review and Evaluation Committee (Duina)
In It For the â€œLongâ€? Haul After a disappointing start for the Razorback football team, athletic director Jeff Long has some difficult decisions to make by freelance writer
t was supposed to be perfect. John L. Smith was coming back to -
Photo by Kimberly Lane Louisiana-Monroe in what has been deemed one of the greatest upsets put into the hands of backup quarterback
Our passionate fans who tailgate at the crack of dawn...deserve better leadership in the flagship football program.
has a unique situation in that there are no
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The fourth annual Ecofest saw even greater community involvement than before by Amelia Robert
and how to hike and set up a tent without hurt-
residents to the produce of farmers in their
Submitted by Allison Tschimer
Art in the Ozarks
Museum of American Art offers both variety and continuity by Alyssa Curry
he Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, houses an extensive collection of paintings and boasts an art reference library as well as several hiking trails. Even if you’re not an art buff, Crystal Bridges is worth a look. There is no cost to view the museum’s permanent collection, which is on display year-round. It includes art from time periods ranging from the colonial era through the twentieth century. Regardless of whether you prefer early or contemporary American paintings, or portraits or landscapes, the impressive assortment of over 400 works has something for everyone. The museum is set up so that as visitors walk through the galleries, they travel through different periods in chronological order. Most of the time the pieces are also grouped so that those with similar styles or subjects are close together. This allows the viewer to get a sense of the history and evolution of American art.
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Submitted by Andrea Eades While there is sometimes a fee to view the traveling exhibitions, admission to the latest exhibits, See the Light: The Luminist Tradition in American Art and Moshe Safdie: The Path to Crystal Bridges, which arrive on October 13, is free. But even price tags, when present, are reasonable--a timed ticket to a previous exhibition, The Hudson River School: Nature and the There is also plenty to do after you’ve taken the tour. The museum’s restaurant, Eleven, which is open for lunch and dinner, works with local farmers to offer decent but somewhat pricey food and drinks. The gift shop has unique items, some of which are designed by award-winning Arkansas artists, for sale. The grounds are not to be missed. Three and a half miles of nearby trails gives visitors a chance to stroll, bike or enjoy a picnic among ponds, native plants and outdoor sculptures. In short, a visit to Crystal Bridges museum is
a great opportunity to stimulate your intellect make the drive, Crystal Bridges is a bargain that is well worth the trip. Plan your Trip Museum hours are Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed on Tuesdays. It is about a three hour drive from Hendrix College. The directions according to the museum’s exit 12 to merge onto I-540 N. Take exit 88 and go west on Central Avenue. Travel 0.3 miles and turn right onto John DeShields Boulevard. After you cross NE J Street, DeShields becomes Museum Way, which takes you to the Museum entrance and parking garage.
Room for Improv-Ment
Student hopes new improv group will liven up student-led entertainment by Taylor Foreman
’m pretty sure all of us can agree that one of the greatest things about Hendrix is that we have so many opportunities to see some really cool spectacles from our fellow students, including concerts, plays and weekly sword duels in the Pecan Grove, to name a few. And sophomore Ira Grace is working to bring us another wonderful addition to Hendrix life: a student-run improv troupe. Grace is no stranger to improv. After performing with a troupe in his native Little Rock for four years of high school and then becoming involved with the Joint Venture group in North Little Rock towards the end of his freshman year at Hendrix, he wanted to become more involved with improv here in Conway. “This year, several people who were in my troupe in high school graduated and ended up coming to Hendrix, so they sort of [gave me the incentive] to restart things,” he said, recognizing his opportunity to bring improv to Hendrix. The currently unnamed group will begin on
a small scale with a limited member base of seasoned veterans for now. “Trying to manage forming a group mind and ensemble setting is start with a small core group that really got to know each other and then add in more as we felt necessary,” Grace explained. “We can always grow.” The troupe has only begun to get its bearings, but Grace hopes they can debut their talent
The goal is to hopefully create some sort of self-sufficient organism that can exist here on campus for improv years from now.
either by the end of this semester or early into the spring semester. Whenever the group premieres on campus, it seems that they are sure to become present in the world of Hendrix student entertainment with their scope of plans for the year. “We have ideas to perform, obviously, to do shows, but we’ve also got these ideas to host workshops and be more sort of an educational troupe on campus,” said Grace. When asked about his long-term plans for the troupe, Grace appeared to have a clear vision for what he hopes this project will become. “I would like it to become something that can continue after the original group has left,” he commented. Hendrix club because I feel like that tends to get in the way of actually performing and creating, but I do want to set up a group that is selfsustaining and can manage itself. The goal is to ganism that can exist here on campus for improv years from now.”
OCTOBERCALENDAR To place an event in The Profile canlendar, e-mail Anna Kumpuris at KumpurisAG@Hendrix.edu. Please Include the event, date,time and place.
MONDAY, OCT. 8
FRIDAY, OCT. 12
4:10 p.m. Sasha Issenberg, political reporter, to discuss his new book, The Victory Lab. Murphy House seminar room, Hendrix College. Conway.
6 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Berry. Hendrix College. Conway.
TUESDAY, OCT. 9
SATURDAY, OCT. 13
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
12 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Oglethorpe (Senior Day). Hendrix College. Conway.
7 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Ouachita Baptist. Hendrix College. Conway.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
MONDAY, OCT. 15
8 p.m. Henry Rollins: Capitalism; spoken word artist touring all the capital cities in the nation. Juanita’s. Little Rock.
7:30 p.m. Norman Boehm faculty piano recital. Reeves Recital Hall, Hendrix College. Conway.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16
FRIDAY, OCT. 5 6 p.m. Shabbat Jewish dinner and discussion with guest Ellyn Polsky. SLTC 106, Hendrix College. Conway. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Steps, an American political satire group. Reynold’s Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas. Conway.
7 p.m. “Tikkun Olam: Life Enhancing For All” a workshop on Judaism and the ethics of doing service work with speaker Malkie Shwartz. Mills C, Hendrix College. Conway. 7 p.m. Byrd and Street, folk duo concert. Faulkner County Library. Conway.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6 12 p.m. Women’s Field Hockey vs. Transylvania. Hendrix College. Conway.
OCTOBER 7-13 SUNDAY, OCT. 7 7 p.m. Anita Reddig of Arkansas State University to discuss history and historic sites in Arkansas. Faulkner County Library. Conway. 11 a.m. Women’s Field Hockey vs. Centre College. Conway.
8:30 p.m. Elk Attack (Indie rock.) Bear’s Den Pizza. Conway.
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7 p.m. Journey with guests Pat Benetar & Loverboy. Verizon Arena. Little Rock. 7:30 p.m. NeedToBreathe. Robinson Center Music Hall. Little Rock.
8:30 p.m. Rocktoberfest and concert with Tiger High (garage pop) and Booyah Dad (local rock band.) Bear’s Den Pizza. Conway.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17
11 a.m. 2nd Thursday Book Club, reading The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer. Faulkner County Library. Conway. 7:30 p.m. Brad Paisley with guests The Band Perry & Scotty McCreery. Verizon Arena. Little Rock. 9 p.m. Polica. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
6 p.m. Arkansas State Fair College Night—Free Gate Admission. State Fair Grounds. Little Rock. 7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Rhodes. Hendrix College. Conway.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
TUESDAY, OCT. 23
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
7:30 p.m. “Creative Non-Fiction: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” with keynote speaker and author, Rebecca Skloot. Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. Conway. 8:30 p.m. Stella Lüss, American Rock band from Little Rock. Bear’s Den Pizza. Conway.
9:30 a.m. 50th Annual Hendrix Relays Swimming & Diving meet. Hendrix College. Conway. 10 a.m. Regional author, J. P. Cunningham to discuss his new book, The Emerald Amulet. Faulkner County Library. Conway. 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Rhodes College. Hendrix College. Conway. 3 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Rhodes. Hendrix College. Conway.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 7:30 p.m. Rufus Wainwright (singer/songwriter.) Reynold’s Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas. Conway. 8 p.m. Word Garden with Camille Guillot and Clare Mauney. Murphy House, Hendrix College. Conway.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
7:30 p.m. Pianist Jensina Oliver performs “Masters of the Americas.” Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College. Conway.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
THURSDAY, OCT. 25
8:30 p.m. Ben Kweller, Damn Arkansan (country/ alternative rock.) Bear’s Den Pizza. Conway.
7 p.m. Hometown Bluegrass band. Faulkner County Library. Conway. 7:30 p.m. La Vera Costanza Bassett Horn Trio. Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College. Conway.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30 6 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Lyon College. Hendrix College. Conway.
6 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Centre. Hendrix College. Conway. 8 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Centre. Hendrix College. Conway.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20
7 p.m. Casting Crowns. Verizon Arena. Little Rock.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21
12 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Sewanee. Hendrix College. Conway. 2 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Sewanee. Hendrix College. Conway.
MONDAY, OCT. 22 7:30 p.m. “Tzedek U-Mishpat: The Biblical and Rabbinic Imperative of Social Justice,” a lecture by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson. Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College. Conway.
8 p.m. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Verizon Arena. Little Rock.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26 2:30 p.m.45th Annual Hendrix Classic Swimming & Diving meet. Hendrix College. Conway. 7 p.m. Silver Moon Cinema presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Market Square, The Village at Hendrix. Conway.
Photo Sources Elk Attack: http://artistdata.sonicbids.com/ Byrd and Street: http://byrdandstreet.com Journey: http:// www.billboard.com Rufus Wainwright: http://www.rufuswainwright.com/ Casting Crowns: http://www.ticketmaster.com Red Hot Chili Peppers: redhotchilipeppers.com/