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WEDNESDAY | 9.12.2012 MaceandCROWN.COM | Vol. 55, Issue 2



PHC Recruitment is Back at ODU By: Jaylen Swint Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Fall Formal Recruitment, also known as FFR, is approaching for undergrad female students interested in joining a sorority on Sept. 27. FFR is a weekend set aside for women interested in meeting and learning about each sorority individually through a series of rounds. Continued on B1


New Benefits of Monarch Maniacs By: Sarah Roby Staff Writer Mace & Crown

The Monarch Maniacs of Old Dominion University are now under the direction of the athletics department and the assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions, Jason Chandler, is overseeing the organization. A lot of students around campus are wondering what exactly are the Monarch Maniacs? “Monarch Maniacs are a student group that support Old Dominion athletics. Not just the major sports, but all of our sports. They are the leaders of the student section,” Chandler said. Continued on C1


Ace of the Mace

Obama Visits ODU, NSU Students By: Charles Ordoqui Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

Norfolk, Va. – President Barack Obama paid a special visit to both Old Dominion and Norfolk State University’s students Sept. 4 at Norfolk State’s campus. The visit was a planned stop on his 2012 election campaign schedule in order to thank his Grassroots Funding participants and volunteers, many of which were ODU and NSU students. The visit marks Obama’s fortyfirst trip to Virginia during his presidency and his stop was just one of many during his route to Charlotte, North Carolina for his speech Sept. 6 at the Democratic National Convention. Many of Old Dominion University’s students were in attendance and waited hours in line just to get a good “standing view” of the president. “It was a long wait in the blistering hot sun,” said Old Dominion University freshman Ryan Jones. “But it was well worth every minute of the wait to finally hear his speak and see him in person.” Obama began his speech with some opening jokes, but did not hesitate to move quickly into the real issues.

“Governor Romney wants to end the tax credit we created that’s saving families up to $10,000 on tuition over four.” The new college tax credits have benefited an estimated 231,000 Virginia students and their families. Obama’s administration moved to keep student loan companies from

not a luxury, it’s an economic necessity that every family should be able to afford. The president then moved onto the portion of his speech addressing health care reform and the “ObamaCare” implementation. “We believe in an America where getting decent health care

doubling student interest rates in the summer of 2012. “He’s one of the few presidents that follows through with what he says he’ll do in education,” said Old Dominion University Sophomore and Army Reserve Specialist Joshua Witcher, of the 497 Combat Sustainment Support Batallion. Obama said higher education is

doesn’t depend on how much money you’ve got,” said Obama. “They like to call it ObamaCare, and well, I do care. I care about all the young people who are now able to stay on their parents’ plans.” Among those in attendance was Old Dominion University junior, Jazmin Glass. “I look forward to the chang-

Pledge of Allegiance Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asserts defense policies

By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown

The New York Giants made somewhat of a surprising move during their 24-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on opening night of the National Football League. In the Giants’ second possession of the game with the ball at Dallas’ 29-yard-line, quarterback Eli Manning handed the ball off to rookie running back David Wilson. Wilson, the Giants’ first round pick this year, took the handoff left and was hit by linebacker Sean Lee. Lee jarred the ball loose and Dallas recovered the fumble marking the end of Wilson’s rookie debut. Continued on D1

By: Derek Page News Editor Mace & Crown Virginia Beach, Va. – Mitt Romney’s speech in Pungo, Saturday, demonstrated his knowledge of the Pledge of Allegiance, employing it to bolster his defense policies.

Taking the stage flanked between two antique fighter planes, Romney began by applying the appeal of nostalgia, reflecting on his days in grade school. “I remember as a boy, I was in the fourth grade, and somehow in my mind I remember being there… in front of the black board, we had

an American flag that was pinned above the blackboard, and everyday we stood lined up in front of the black board and we recited the pledge of allegiance,” Romney reminisced. “Do you remember it?” Romney asked the audience before he led them in reciting what begins most children’s days. “The promises that were made in that pledge are promises I plan on keeping if I’m president, and I’ve kept them so far in my life,” said Romney. “That pledge says ‘under God.’ I will not take God out of the name of our platform,” said Romney, scoffing at the Democratic National Convention. The DNC recently experienced much commotion over the party’s proposition to change its platform on God and Jerusalem. “I will not take God off our coins

es Obama is planning to make in women’s healthcare and in healthcare overall,” said Glass. “I feel obligated to get involved in the campaign, I’ve always wanted to hear him speak, and his speech was amazing!” When mentioning his Republican counterpart Mitt Romney, the large crowd of students loudly booed and Obama’s immediate response and challenge to the crowd was simply, “Don’t boo, Vote!” President Obama made stops in several Virginia cities during his days leading up to his visit to Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention. During his speeches he also highlighted what’s at stake for the middle class in this election, the choice between continuing to move forward to an economy built to last that’s grounded in a strong middle class, or going back to the same top-down economic policies of the last decade that crashed our economy and punished the middle class. Obama ended his visit simply with this last token of his appreciation for the overall voter effort, “Thanks for all you’re doing and for all you’ll do over the next 65 days to help win this election.”

and I will not take God out of my heart. We’re a nation bestowed by God,” said Romney, bringing the crowd to its feet. Continuing his structural analysis of the Pledge of Allegiance, Romney broke down the last 11 words of Francis Bellamy’s 1892 composition, last amended to include “under God” in 1954. “One nation, indivisible,” recited Romney. “I will not divide this nation. I will not apologize for America abroad and I will not apologize for Americans here at home.” “With liberty and justice for all,” Romney said, his voice growing with inflection, building up the audience before diving into his defense agenda and criticism of the incumbent administrations sequestration and defense cutting. “To preserve liberty, we must have a commitment not just to more ships and more aircraft, but also in my view to more members of our armed forces. I will not cut our military. I will maintain our military commitment.” This topic was exceptionally pertinent for Romney to address, speaking in one of the most populated military regions in the country. “I will not forget that for us to have liberty here, for us to be able Continued on A3


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Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief Derek Page News Editor Alyssa Narvell Arts & Entertainment Editor Ben Decowski Sports Editor Jessica Starr Copy Editor Elaina Ellis Photography Editor Jimmy Long Senior Graphic Designer James Porter II Advertising Director Megan Stamper Web Designer Steven Knauer Distribution Manager Ethan Shaw Arts & Entertainment Assistant Ari Gould Photography Assistant Senior Writers: Brian Jerry

RJay Molina

Staff Writers: Alexander Rose Lauren Grant Elizabeth Bowry Jordan Jones Jessica Piland Nour Kheireddine Shawn Minor Angel Dodson Daniel Felarca Allison Terres Timothy Fulghum

Janah Stokes Jessica Scheck Gianina Thompson Emma Needham MaryAnn Jackson Lateesha Gloston Siaga Johnson Sarah Roby Andrew Tompkins Rashad Little Haja Kabba

Staff Photographers: Chris Sampson Jake Zimmerman Lauren Makely Marlie De Clerck

Rachel Chasin Binh Dong Alfred Greg

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Readers of the Mace & Crown,

I hope you enjoyed our first issue! The editorial board is striving to make the Mace & Crown a more prominent source of information for ODU students, but it’s a two-way road. With this said, WE need YOU to let us know about your involvements, your interests, anything you feel other students want to know about! The Mace & Crown is always looking for new events and stories to cover. Are you involved in extracurricular projects, research, politics or community service and philanthropy programs? Tell us! We are the word spreaders! If your organization is hosting an event,

let us know by email us at editorinchief@ or call me at 6833452. The Mace & Crown posts every story on our website for you to share on Twitter and Facebook. Go to and share stories with the social media bar on the left hand side. We have started up a new interactive Facebook page that will change often with new polls, questions and commentary on everything ODU. Like us at As a student newspaper, we’re making an effort to cater to a broader spectrum of student interests and studies. As a literary publication, we figured a creative writing

section would be a good place to start. In this section we plan publish poems and short stories. Derek Page will be the editor for this section. You can email him any pieces that you have to dpage006@ Any submissions that we get will be considered for the creative writing section. If you are interested in writing for the Mace & Crown, we hold meetings in our office in the U-Center in Webb. They begin at 12:30 p.m. during activity hour. Thank you for reading every issue, Megan Jefferson Editor in Chief

Aniko Bodroghkozy Discusses Television and its Impact on the Civil Rights Movement By: Andrew Tompkins Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Distinguished guest speaker Aniko Bodroghkozy, Ph.D., kicked off the new school year as the first speaker in the ODU College of Arts and Letters Colloquium, discussing television and its impact on the Civil Rights Movement. Bodroghkozy, a published author and associate professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virgin-

ia, spoke before a crowd of about 30 students and faculty members Friday, Sept. 7, at the University Theatre. Her lecture explored the topic of her latest book, “Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement”, which addresses the resounding impact that news mediums had on encouraging the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the bias that was prevalent in the news during the period. “What caused the Civil Rights Movement were local regional grassroots Continued on A3

Into the QCD By: Justin McLawhorn Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Newport News based Jefferson Sciences Association has awarded Christian Shultz, doctoral student of theoretical nuclear physics, a research fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. He will use to support his research into exotic mesons using lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD). “QCD…describes interactions between quarks and gluons. These are the things that make up the protons and neutrons inside of an atom,” said Shultz. Gluons are the “glue” that hold quarks together. Incorporating the lattice method to QCD, which in essence “refers to the fact that we do mathematical calculations on some of the world’s largest available super computers,” allows one to “basically put the universe in a box…calculate things in this box…and discretize it,” said Shultz. “The idea is, now that everything is inside of this box, they become finite and you can actually compute it.” Shultz is directing much of his research to the properties of hybrid mesons, exotic combinations of a quark-antiquark pair and a gluonic excitation. “My collaborators and I are working towards predicting some of the properties of these exotic combinations from lattice before they’ve been measured experimentally,” said Shultz. He is particularly interested in these because they “are allowed within the framework of QCD, but have yet to be experimentally observed.” “QCD is difficult, where we can’t just put the pen to paper and figure something out,” said Shultz. Using the lattice as a tool, “we found that they do exist.” The Jefferson Lab, as it is better known, is attempting to find these hybrid mesons experimentally to shed light on the role of “glue” in QCD in the upcoming Gluonic Excitation Experiment (GlueX). In it’s conclusion, the experiment “will inform us if we’re re-

Physics Ph.D. Student Awarded Research Fellowship

ally getting the physics right or if we need to rethink the underlying theory,” said Shultz. In conjunction with his current research, Shultz extends his scientific exploration to the spectroscopy, the study of the interaction between matter and radiated energy. His interest derives from the imbalance of electronvolts in subatomic particles, which leads him to the conclusion that something else exists inside of a proton, aside from quarks, antiquarks, and gluons. The electronvolt, or eV, is a unit of energy, but is commonly used to describe the “weight” of a subatomic particle in relation to its energy. “The proton weighs about a GeV [gigaelectronvolt, or one billion electronvolts],” said Shultz. “The quarks in QCD only weigh about five MeV [megaelectronvolt, or one million electronvolts], so it doesn’t really make sense.” Shultz was one of seven students awarded a fellow ship, as selected by the committee chaired by JSA Board Director June Matthews of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He will receive half of an academic year research assistant stipend, plus up to $4,000 in supplemental funds to cover additional expenses, such as travel. ODU will match the research assistant stipend. He noted that while the applications of this research may not be exactly translatable, the overall effect of understanding quantum mechanics has tremendous implications. “CCD cameras, the semiconductors in your phone, this laptop–all of these things would be impossible without understanding how these things work,” said Shultz. Shultz received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Union College in New York in 2008, and a master’s in physics from ODU in 2011. As a child, Shultz said he was “always wondering how things worked. His inspiration for becoming a physicist is the “simplistic beauty” of things when physics is done correctly. “With each level of physics, you get a better approximation of what the real world is doing.”


Dear Monarchs, I hope everyone is getting acclimated with their academics as well as enjoying their first few weeks. Here are a few events SGA has lined up for the next few weeks. Chick-fil-A Debate, co-sponsored with ODU Out, will be held due to recent controversies. We are hosting a debate to gauge a student perspective on this issue. The event will be held Sept. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hampton Newport-News Room. During Bike Safety Day students will learn about bike safety and have the chance of winning two giveaway bikes. This event will be on Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Kaufman Mall. Voter Registration Campaign helps students learn about why it is important to vote and the power you “Civil Rights” A2 movements, but media was at the right place at the right time and nightly news reports were just beginning to be able to reach a national audience, so network T.V. became an effective tool wielded by Civil Rights activists,” Bodroghkozy said. Bodroghkozy presented several video clips of news coverage that concerned important events in the history of Civil Rights Movement such as “Bloody Sunday” and the marches from Selma to Montgomery. She explained reoccurring themes in news network’s coverage of certain events, such as voter disenfranchisement in the South. Bodroghkozy addressed the fact that the Civil Rights Movement was one of the top domestic news stories, becoming one of the most discussed events by the mainstream

have as a constituent. The date for this event is to be determined. We will also be polling students about topics that we have discussed in the SGA. Those topics include reading days, library hours, dining options, housing policies and many others. We have a few other initiatives and services in process too, but I would rather leave some things as a surprise. Can you say new REP ODU shirts? Please remember that your Student Government is here to serve as an advocate for your wants and needs at Old Dominion University. Please drop by our office in the U-Center in Webb for any questions, comments or concerns you may have. Good luck to all on this academic journey! Mariam Abdelhamid ODU Student Body President

media that helped propel news as a more popular form of entertainment. In addition Bodroghkozy explored the “journey of television networks” and how at the time, they were not fully developed as a medium. There was a significant shift in the agendas of the top three networks as they moved from a primarily entertainment medium to broadcasting hard domestic news. Bodroghkozy has published several books including her most recent of which her Friday lecture was based upon. Her first book, “Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion” was published by Duke University Press in 2001. She is currently working on a book about John F. Kennedy and the cultural significance that the media played after his death. Bodroghkozy received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin

in Madison under the Department of Communication Arts. Before becoming employed with UVA, she was assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada, from 1996 to 2001. The colloquium talks feature speakers from a variety of different disciplines and promote a free exchange of ideas in the form of an academic seminar. “The colloquium is a monthly gathering of faculty and students where scholars can come together to talk about published works and works in progress and to educate and inform,” said Jeffrey Jones Director of the Humanities Institute. Colloquium lecture series’ are free and open to the public, students and faculty members are encouraged to attend and participate in these talks.

WEEKLYCRIMELOG 8/31 8:12 p.m. 8:20 p.m.

4509 Elkhorn Ave. – Suspicious Person 4701 Powhatan Ave. – Simple Assault

9/1 12:10 a.m. 4800 Killiam Ave. – Arrest: Driving Under the Influence 12:29 a.m. 4605 Elkhorn Ave. – Arrest: Drug / Narcotic Violation 1:35 a.m. 1037 West 39 St. – Aggravated Assault 1:52 a.m. 800 West 45 St. – Arrest: Public Intoxication 3:00 a.m. 4200 Killiam Ave. – Arrest: Unlawful Possession of ID 3:30 a.m. 1026 West 41 St. – Arrest: Tampering With a Firearm 6:31 p.m. 5000 Bluestone Ave. - Arrest: Public Intoxication 10:15 a.m. 1067 West 43 St. – Hit and Run 11:36 a.m. 4200 Powhatan Ave. – Simple Assault 12:25 a.m. West 47 St. and Killiam Ave. – Arrest: Public Intoxication

9/2 4:15 a.m. 1016 West 41 St. – Arrest: Burglary; Breaking and Entering 12:10 a.m. 4800 Block Killiam Ave. – Arrest: Driving Under the Influence 12:30 a.m. 4009 Hampton Blvd. – Theft of Motor Vehicle

9/3 11:49 p.m. 4904 Bluestone Ave. – Damage; Vandalism of Property

9/4 12:30 p.m.

“Romney” A3 to protect ourselves from the most evil around the world, for us to share liberty with our friends around the world, we must have a military second to none, so strong no one would ever think of testing it,” said Romney. In an interview with Tom Schadd of Wavy-TV, Romney went into further detail. “I oppose the sequestration that the president is putting forward. I also oppose his defense cuts in addition to the sequestration. I don’t believe we should shrink America’s military capacity and capability.” Romney said he would complete 15 ships per year instead of the current nine. Additionally, he would “add F-22’s to our Air Force fleet” and “100,000 active duty personnel to our military team.” $500 billion in defense cuts will be made if Congress and the White House fail to agree on budget cuts by the end of the year. Should this plan be enacted, approximately 200,000 jobs would be lost in Virginia, most notably in Hampton Roads. “I think the idea of shrinking our military to try and get closer to balancing our budget is the wrong place to look. I want to get our economy growing and get people back to work as the way to build the revenues of the government and get to a balanced budget,” Romney

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4104 Killiam Ave. – Assault by Mob

9/5 11:29 a.m. 4700 Powhatan Ave. – Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts 11:37 p.m. 4427 Hampton Blvd. – Theft from building

9/6 12:07 p.m. 5201 Hampton Blvd. – Intimidation 12:31 p.m. 4701 Elkhorn Ave. – Theft from building 9:25 a.m. 1026 West 45 St. – Intimidation 9:35 a.m. 1000 Block West 41 St. – Arrest: Active Capias 11:29 a.m. 4700 Block Powhatan Ave. – Theft of Motor Vehicle

9/7 told Schadd. A Romney administration would “eliminate programs that are not absolutely essential.” “Obamacare is one of them. It cost $100 billion a year. Number two, I take other programs and send them back to the states with the dollars, so like Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers, they go back to the states, where they grow at inflation, or inflation plus one percent. That saves another $100 billion a year. I’m going to hold down the growth of federal employees by holding the hiring through attrition. I’m going to reduce the federal workforce by

about 10 percent.” Romney, acknowledging wavering partisanships and Obama’s disingenuity with his own bromides, once again employed his tactful sense of metaphor, addressing this unique time in American history. “I recognize the American people find it difficult, in some respects, to think about changing the president, but at this half-time in America, the president hasn’t delivered what he said he’d deliver, and I think it’s time to change the coach.”

12:50 a.m. 4601 Powhatan Ave. – Arrest: Underage Possession of Alcohol 7:06 a.m. 4608 Hampton Blvd. – Vandalism 9:53 a.m. 800 Block West 48 St. – Vandalism 10:48 a.m. 4600 Hampton Blvd. – Arrest: Indecent Exposure 11:46 p.m. 4601 Powhatan Ave. – Arrest: Public Intoxication

9/8 12:52 a.m. Bluestone Avenue & Melrose Parkway – Larceny 2:45 a.m. 4900 Block Woodbury Ave. – Arrest: Removal of Highway Signs



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arts entertainment PHC Recruitment is Back at ODU By: Jaylen Swint Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

Fall Formal Recruitment, also known as FFR, is approaching for undergrad female students interested in joining a sorority on Sept. 27. FFR is a weekend set aside for women interested in meeting and learning about each sorority individually through a series of rounds. Panhellenic council held an interest meeting on Sept. 6, “Sorority 101,” which allowed interested students to learn more about the FFR process. Danielle Lewis, the council president of Panhellenic, described PHC as an “umbrella” over the five PHC chapters. Thursday evening, students will meet their Rho Gammas. Rho Gammas are temporarily disaffiliated women from the five different chapters on campus who will guide women through the weekend-long process. Women will then be put into a color group with others interested in going Greek. On Friday evening, rounds will begin and the five sororities will make themselves available to meet. By Sunday, Sept. 30, women will have gotten the chance to know all sororities and will have the option to choose the best fit for them. Greek life provides its members with lifelong friendships, a home away from home, networking, leadership development, service and social activities, according to PHC’s website. The five chapters of PHC are

Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha. PHC sororities live by the four pillars of Greek life: friendship, leadership, scholarship and

service. Sororities participate in numerous community service activities on and off campus, including their most famous charity with St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Big Blue is Back, First Friday Tailgate By: Emma Needham Staff Writer Mace & Crown Football season has officially begun in the Monarch realm. The First Friday Tailgate on Friday, Sept. 7 provided hours of activities for students. The quads were filled with ODU colors and students and faculty. The tailgate was intended to spread school spirit and welcome freshman to the world of college football. Activities included free food and drinks, photo stations, a live band, flag football games and free ODU spirit gear. The night also included an appearance from Head Coach Bobby Wilder and the Monarch Marching band. “It’s a great way to start the new year. It gives us all a break, and gets all of us together to meet new people,” says freshman Katlin Esguerra. Big Blue also made an appearance to help pump up Monarch

spirit. “All of these activities are capturing the perfect spirit. A flag football game is going on in the middle, there’s good food, and everybody’s involved right now,” said sophomore Sibron Henry. “I’m re-

ally looking forward to the season, homecoming, and the homecoming game.” The homecoming football game will be on Oct. 13 against Villanova.

Sorority members are required to maintain a GPA as an undergrad of at least a 2.5 and continue to the alumni chapter following graduation.

For women interested in signing up for fall recruitment, visit the PHC ODU website by Sept. 24 at


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Roy Muth Big Band Performs For ODU Students, Faculty By: Charles Ordoqui Contributing Writer Mace & Crown The Roy Muth Big Band, comprised mostly of Old Dominion faculty members, continued its monthly tradition of performing for local crowds of Old Dominion University, Sept. 6 at Night of the Iguana restaurant. For more than six months, The Roy Muth Big Band, a 17-piece big band made up of the best professional and military musicians in the Tidewater area, has been performing on the first Thursday of each month. “My friends and I come here every month, pretty much religiously, to see the band,” said Old Dominion sophomore Michael Kirkland. “We don’t own cars, so it’s hard for us to get out, and we consider ourselves blessed that the band performs so close to campus.” The band has performed at jazz festivals, college concerts, parties and corporate events as well as combined concerts with the Virginia Symphony and the Williamsburg Symphony. “It’s great night to come out, relax, have some great food, wine and enjoy great music.” said Tod Hayes, general manager at Night of the Iguana. “We really enjoy having the communities of Old Dominion University, Larchmont, Colonial Place and other surrounding areas… The locals have shown great support since the big band started performing in February.” The big band’s founder, Roy Muth, teaches applied trumpet and attended Old Dominion University where he earned a degree in music education.

“It’s great to be here, it’s close enough that everyone at Old Dominion can come out and listen,” said Muth. “For students, it’s nice to be able to hear their teachers perform, it’s different from the classroom setting, more real-world, and we always enjoy doing this for the entire Old Dominion community.” Other members of the band, also ODU staff are John Toomey, music

department head and jazz teacher, Mike Hall, Keith Philbrick and Jim Nesbit. “I really admire seeing my professor playing in front of the public,” said Kirkland. “It helps me build the confidence I need for recitals and other performances.” Along with being an ODU alumni, Muth has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virgin-

ia Wesleyan College and Chowan College in North Carolina. Roy also maintains a busy private teaching studio and performing schedule. He has performed with numerous orchestras including the Virginia Symphony, Richmond Symphony, North Carolina Symphony and the Virginia Opera Orchestra. The Roy Muth Big Band is scheduled to appear again Thurs-

day, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Night of the Iguana, located just off campus at 1083 West 37 St. on the corner of 37 Street and Hampton Boulevard. Tickets are $5 at the door and it is recommended that patrons call 757-533-5151 to make reservations.

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New Benefits of Monarch Maniacs

MONARCH MANIACS NOW UNDER DIRECTION OF THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT By: Sarah Roby Staff Writer Mace & Crown The Monarch Maniacs of Old Dominion University are now under the direction of the athletics department and the assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions, Jason Chandler, is overseeing the organization. A lot of students around campus are wondering what exactly are the Monarch Maniacs? “Monarch Maniacs are a student group that support Old Dominion athletics. Not just the major sports, but all of our sports. They are the leaders of the student section,” Chandler said. Monarch Maniacs are the students who are painted blue, silver and white at the games. They are the students who start the chants and cheer the loudest. They are the first ones in line at sporting events and are the most spirited students throughout the games. Due to the Monarch Maniacs being transferred from the direction of the Office of Student Activities and Leadership to the athletics department, there have been some new benefits available for students. For example, the Monarch Maniacs ran out of the tunnel with Big Blue at the first home football game. Chandler can see that becoming a tradition with every first home

football game. Also, when basketball season starts the Monarch Maniacs will have access to the Big Blue Room and can eat the food provided there as well as alcoholic beverages, as long as the student is of age. The Monarch Maniacs

come a Maniac. To join, students must go to the Jim Jarrett Athletic Administration Building and pay a $20 membership fee. Upon paying the membership fee, students will receive two T-shirts and a membership card. The membership card

tion of the athletics department is because of ODU’s move from the CAA conference to Conference USA. “We need to grow our student fan base,” Chandler said. In order to grow the student fan base the students need to become more

will also have their own exclusive tailgating area. “We’re giving them an experience that is so unique that some of our season ticket holders don’t get the same access or privileges that Monarch Maniacs get,” Chandler said. These are just the beginnings of the new benefits. It is very simple to become a Monarch Maniac. All current students at ODU are eligible to be-

allows for many discounts at restaurants along Monarch Way. Once students become a Monarch Maniac they will receive emails about all the events going on and have first priority for student tickets. Also, there is an express lane for Monarch Maniacs to get into games faster. One of the reasons the Monarch Maniacs are now under the direc-

involved with the decision making. Right now there is an advisory committee made up of the staff from athletics, sports management, spirit groups and the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation. “Soon, we are going to start a student advisory committee that is built up of Maniacs that want to have a bigger role,” Chandler said. This fall the athletics department

Giddy Up Hard working Midfielder gets rewarded for efforts

By: Mitchell Brown Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Crafty, speedy and gritty are just a few words to describe midfielder and striker Gideon Asante. The junior from Sunyani, Ghana has been a large contributor to the success of the Monarchs soccer program the last three years. In 2011, the avid Chelsea Football Club fan was named First Team All-CAA and was also one of the nation’s top assisters with nine total. He attended nationally recognized Shattuck-St. Mary’s Soccer Academy in Faribault, Minnesota for three years. Asante has also played and started in all 39 games throughout his ODU career, a feat to definitely take note of. The 2012 campaign has gotten off to a great start for the Monarchs. Asante and his teammate senior goalkeeper Victor Francoz were honored as national players of the week. Asante was vital in

the Monarchs most recent win as he scored and assisted on a goal as they went on to defeat twenty-fifth ranked Central Florida University Knights. When asked about what’s different with this team than the previous two he’s been on, Asante said, “This is an amazing group of players. The team chemistry is there and through adversity, we are always encouraging each other rather than bringing each other down when we make a mistake, it’s a brotherhood.” The chemistry off the field has carried on to the field where they have sent a message to the rest of the nation early in the season. The team’s regular week is hectic, yet, Asante and the Monarchs never slack. “It’s all about practicing like a professional,” Asante said. Asante fell in love with soccer when he was five and said that, “Soccer has always been in the family, my older brothers played, which made me want to play.” The

love that Asante acquired for the game at such a young age will now push him to get better as he heads into his third season.. The Monarchs have made the post season in Asante’s first two seasons. Going into this season, Asante has high expectations.. “I want us to go past the second round of the NCAA Tournament after being knocked out in the second the last two years and also win a regular season CAA championship,” Asante said. The pressure will be on, but the team will be ready because of the hard work they log day in and day out. Gideon takes pride in his work ethic and feels that he, “…can always improve; I just want to keep working and getting better.” Asante finds inspiration through his brother, Samuel, who taught him both soccer and life lessons. “My brother was always there for me, always encouraging me. He always gave me that extra edge and push, and he always told me to never give up; this keeps me going every day,” Asante said. Watching someone like Gideon Asante play soccer is exciting. His talent, love for the game and overall genuine personality is setting himself and the Monarchs up for another successful year.

will be promoting the national televised soccer game, which will be held on Sept. 28 and will be broadcasted on the Fox Soccer Channel. “We will do some special things for the Maniacs there,” Chandler said. There will also be a new temporary bleacher behind the goal for students to cheer during the game. The most anticipated event of the semester is the Virginia Commonwealth University basketball game. The athletics department is planning to do something big for the Maniacs before the game. It could include anything from free giveaways to a pre-game pep rally. “The ultimate goal of this group is not only being fans while they’re here, but to cultivate this passion that these students have for athletics and building a fan base for the future,” Chandler said. “We want it to be a group that you join because it’s fun, you’re with people that enjoy the same thing you do, and it’s not just something you join for a year, you join for your whole career here,” Chandler said. With the athletic department now running the show, the Monarch Maniacs look to be in for an exclusive and exciting experience at ODU.


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Monumental Impact By: Sarah Roby Staff Writer Mace & Crown

Football is a game that requires significant amounts of endurance, stamina, physical and mental strength. Old Dominion University’s Nick Mayers shows these qualities on a regular basis. The 5-foot, 7-inch senior wide receiver makes up for his lack of size with his speed, quickness and smarts and has been a nightmare for opposing defenses during his tenure at ODU. Mayers has learned a lot about football and life in general while at ODU. “Just going through adversity, going through ups and downs, and I really feel like being here has strengthened my faith a lot,” Mayers said. God has played an important role in Mayers’ development and he says he has found a great church home over the years at Gethsemane Baptist Church. It’s every person’s responsibility to take away lessons from every experience possible and Mayers definitely takes advantage of his experiences and has learned a lot from the coaching staff at Old Dominion. “Coach Malloy [former wide receivers coach] always tells us to just play. Don’t worry about what’s going on on the outside, just take care of the important things


and everything else will take care of itself.” As Mayers time at ODU draws to a close, he reflected on what he will miss most about college. “Playing

in front of 20,000 people,” Mayers jokingly said, “I think there’s no other feeling like that, playing in front of people and everybody rooting for you.” Mayers takes the


student part of student athlete seriously. He will graduate with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in education and hopes to become a teacher one day due to the fact that


he feels he can relate to students easily because of his life experiences. Nick is motivated by a few factors that drive him to be the best he can be on and off the field. “I don’t like to lose,” Mayers said, “and I know that if I’m doing well more than likely the team is doing well. My drive to win.” As one of the older players on the team, Mayers has taken a unique leadership role on the team, one that seems to be working. “I’m really not very vocal but I just tell them to watch what I do,” Mayers said, “just pay attention, that could translate to something that could elevate their games.” Mayers also has interests aside from school and football. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball in the recreation center and jokingly says if he were a little taller he would play basketball. Something that sets Mayers apart is his positive vibe and energy. “I’ve seen random people on the street walking and given them rides,” Mayers said, “I’m just always about staying positive and meeting new people.” With such a mentality, Mayers is sure to be a force once again for Old Dominion football and also in the community once his collegiate days come to an end.

Three Goals, Two Assists, One Player

By: Brian Bowden Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Old Dominion University junior forward Tim Hopkinson proved that he can do it all Friday night at the thirty-seventh annual STIHL Soccer Classic in front of a crowd of 1,097 spirited fans. The sixth ranked Monarchs took on the Pirates of Seton Hall and turned the match into a clinic in the second half of the game. “It’s nice on paper getting the

goals and the assists, but at the end of the day it’s about getting the win for us,” Hopkinson said. With the help of the rest of the team, ODU scored three more goals in the second half and beat Seton Hall 6-0. “I was very pleased to not only get six goals, but get the shutout as well,” head coach Alan Dawson said. The score wasn’t the only lopsided stat of the game. The Monarchs outshot the pirates 21-4 overall and 10-1 on shots on goal. They also beat them in corner kicks 9-1.

The first half of the game lacked energy and there were multiple careless mistakes by both teams, but the second half was a totally different story for the Monarchs. “Obviously we didn’t feel like we played bad the first half we just weren’t in tune with each other, but I thought we stayed patient and came out the second half and were firing on all cylinders,” coach Dawson said. Senior forward and co-captain Chris Harmon, senior forward Ivan Militar and senior forward and Hermann Trophy hopeful Yannick Smith each had a goal apiece in the second half. Two of the goals, Militar and Smith, came off steals. After three games into the season and three wins, ODU has still not allowed a single opponent to score a goal on them. “That’s a big part of what we [want to] be and who we [want to] be. You know if you can keep them off the score sheet then chances are you are [going to] win some games,” Dawson said. However, this is somewhat new territory for the team. “It feels great because last year we gave up a lot of goals and this year we are just staying composed on defense,” senior goalkeeper and Hermann Trophy hopeful Victor Francoz said . “You want to feel safety from the people behind you. We’ve

got probably one of the best goalies and backlines in the country,” Hopkinson said. He also said, “Everyone’s organized and we all work hard for each other. That’s the most important thing. This isn’t one person on the team, this is everybody working hard for each other and that’s been the theme of our season and we look forward to pushing that throughout the season and trying to keep as many shutouts as we can.” The victory came just six days after the Monarchs huge win over then twenty-fifth ranked Central Florida which propelled ODU to

sixth in the nation. “We had all week and this is our STIHL Classic. You know we have five seniors and for these guys this will be the last time playing in this tournament, so they were intense all week,” Dawson said. The tournament champion is presented with the Queen’s Cup which was originally given to ODU by the British Royal Navy in 1976 in honor of Queen Elizabeth. The win preserves the Monarchs perfect record throughout the early stages of the season.

MONARCHMENTIONS - Quarterback Taylor Heinicke completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 213 yards and three touchdowns in the Monarchs 45-7 win over Hampton.

- The ODU sailing team started up their season ranked fifteenth nationally on Saturday, Sept. 8.

ATHLETEOFTHEWEEK Junior forward Tim Hopkinson scored three goals and recorded two assists as the men’s soccer team defeated Seton Hall 6-0 at the Stihl Soccer Classic. ODU is currently ranked sixth nationally.


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S core C orner Football

William & Mary Lafayette

14 17

Villanova 28 Fordham 13

Richmond Gardner-Webb

41 8

James Madison 42 Alcorn State 3

Tennessee Georgia State

Hampton Old Dominion

Monmouth 41 Rhode Island 6

Delaware Delaware State

38 14

7 45

51 13

Old Dominion 6 Seton Hall 0

Furman UNC Wilmington

Binghamton Hofstra

George Mason 5 Saint Peter’s 1

Duquesne 1 Delaware 2



Rushing Heinicke, Taylor Goodwyn, Colby Harper, Angus Lee, Tyree Totals

Hampton 0-2

Men’s Soccer 2 3

ODU 45 vs Hampton 7

4 2

Towson 3 Howard 1

Rushing McCloude, Antoni Chisholm, Antwon Schwartz, Jeremi Tyler, Najee Hayes, Blake Champion, Travis Total

ODU 2-0

Passing Heinicke, Taylor

Drexel 1 Lehigh 0

Hampton 0-2

Women’s Soccer Villanova 0 William & Mary 1

Hofstra St. Bonaventure

Loyola Delaware

Towson 1 George Washington 2

1 0

Virginia George Mason

3 0

Mercer 0 Georgia State 1

2 0

UNC Wilmington 3 Campbell 0 James Madison Richmond

0 1

Field Hockey James Madison 1 Davidson 0

Hofstra 2 Rider 0

Old Dominion 5 Radford 1

Stanford 2 Drexel 1

Lehigh 6 Towson 3

Michigan State 1 Northeastern 3

Passing Champion, Travis Tyler, Najee



Receiving Roberts, Blair Pinkard, Larry Lee, Tyree Thomas, Marquel Goodwyn, Colby Mayers, Nick Totals



Receiving Washington, Jorr Mixson, Twarn Griffin, Andre Riddick, Rashad Brown, Jarvis Schwarz, Jeremi Chisholms, Antwon Hayze, Blake Total

Attempt 11 12 12 9 44

Gain 63 46 37 25 171

Loss 8 6 13 7 34

Net 55 40 24 18 137

TD 0 1 1 1 3

Lg 14 9 11 10 14

Avg 5.0 3.3 2.0 2.0 3.1

Attempt 7 4 5 1 3 5 25

Gain 20 18 8 2 2 2 52

Loss 1 1 1 0 0 21 24

Net 19 17 7 2 2 -19 28

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Lg 9 13 3 2 1 2 13

Avg 2.7 4.2 1.4 2.0 0.7 -3.8 1.1

Cmp 20

Att 32

Int 0

Yds 213

TD 3

Long 40

Sack 1

Cmp 18 1

Att 31 5

Int 2 0

Yds 221 -4

TD 0 0

Long 45 0

Sack 2 0

No 5 4 4 3 3 1 20

Yards 53 63 37 26 19 15 213

TD 1 1 0 0 0 1 3

Long 17 40 13 15 10 15 40

No 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 19

Yards 84 21 26 17 15 7 2 45 217

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 43 9 18 14 10 5 3 45 45


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opinions Overdressed



A Perspective Old Sole/New Sole on Video Game Journalism By: Emma Hering Contributing Writer Mace & Crown

why the tide is changing By: Steven Knauer Distribution Manager Mace & Crown

After writing for the Mace & Crown for nearly a year and a half, I have slowly formed a writing style that fits my persona. For most of my time with this newspaper, I have written about video games, so I consider myself a “rising games” journalist. I enjoy playing video games and even more so, talking about them. This is why it made sense for me to pursue this as a career. However, the other day I was approached with a comment about the games journalism field that was troublesome. I made a comment on a forum about my aspired field and another user explained how he disliked the people in the field because they, “just regurgitate what the developers want them to say.” I do not know where he got his assumptions from, but I took it upon myself to explain that this isn’t the case and that being a “rising games” journalist isn’t just about giving a game a score and calling it a day. So what is being a “rising games” journalist about? In my opinion, just giving a score and telling people to buy a game not only talentless, it is also a boring read. When I write my column every week, I try to do more than just give a run-down of a game I played. I talk about certain genres changing, give spotlights to indie developers and about problems surrounding video games as a whole. With the invention of websites like “Metacritic,” a number from a reviewer is almost useless. But if a game somebody was excited about has poor performance reviews,

having an article to read or a podcast to listen to where they go into depth about the game and its company can be useful and informative to the player. The interesting part about this way of thinking is the realization that video gaming has become much more than just a thing to plop the kids in front of; it has become a new form of media all in its own. Books tell a story, written within the confines of paper, but free to be taken however the reader chooses. Movies tell a story within the confines of film and while the imagination of what is seen is more direct in a movie, subtle things like body language can be looked into. Video games do something different. They allow the player to actively participate in the role of a character and watch the story from that characters point of view. With video games getting more complex over the years, open ended games can play out differently, depending on the player. In other words, an open world game is just a setting for the player to metaphorically write a book or shoot a movie. All of this must be taken with a grain of salt, however. Video gaming, compared to movies and books, is a very young medium. It takes time to mature within its own confines. This is where my style of journalism comes in. I don’t just give games a score because that makes them seem like they are still arcade games in a mid-‘80s shopping mall. If we treat them this way, then that is all they will ever be. I talk about their story, their development and their message not only because it is more interesting, but because they deserve more than just a number.

The beauty of footwear, said best by Christian Louboutin, is that “a shoe has so much to offer than just to walk.” Your shoes hint where you’re going, what you’re about to do and whom you’re about to see— what other item in your closet lives with such excitement? Even when your best blouse won’t button, you can always count on favorite flats to fit. Apparently the old saying goes “don’t judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes.” But here’s my three cents on that saying: One, that quote was probably written by a male. Two, I hope there were socks involved. Three, Chances are, they were ugly shoes. From Cinderella to Carrie Bradshaw, women have developed a sixth sense for shoes. You don’t have to sacrifice style for stability in your training gear. Today’s sneakers stretch their al-

lure from teens to soccer moms. This type of footwear is an investment, so ask the sales associate to help assess your needs. After the purchase, maintain your shoes properly for a longer lifespan. The schedule of a college student is chaotic. No matter what’s on your to-do list, there is a ballet flat, slip-on, boot or sandal for everyone. These styles have the most potential for showing off your personality. You can find plenty of trendy styles at a low cost or even personalize an old shoe. Use studs, Sharpies, paint or decoupage to customize your kicks. Give rainy weather the boot, seriously! Show off your fearless puddle jumpers in style. These are easy to redecorate if you aren’t satisfied with the original print. Also, throw a pair of flats or sandals in your bag so you can easily walk once indoors. As for heels, some have perfected their strut, some proudly hobble and some only last two

minutes. Most importantly, make sure you’re having a good time and your stilettos are at the right height. Heels can be tricky, so proceed with caution.

When it comes to footwear, one style does not fit all. It’s important to build your shoe repertoire based on your lifestyle and your return on investment. Keep this in mind the next time you’re drooling over a sparkly six-inch stiletto to avoid breaking the bank or your ankle.

All Out, All Game, All Season

Football 101 at Old Dominion By: Zuryna Smith Contributing Writer Mace & Crown Football is quickly becoming America’s newest pastime. Last year’s Super Bowl raked in approximately 111 million viewers and was deemed the most watched program ever. Each year, football gains more prestige and fans. Old Dominion’s football team is fairly new, but it has generated thousands of supportive fans. While sitting in the stands at ODU vs. Duquesne game, I realized that I didn’t fully understand the game of football. I recently attended the Discover America: American Football 101 seminar. This event was perfect for the football fanatic who doesn’t quite understand the logistics of the sport. We were joined by Steve Villanueva and Charles Walls, both graduate assistants for the ODU

Monarch football team. I expected to be bombarded with football lingo and no explanation, but my expectations were diminished. They explained how many players from each team are on the field during the game as well as they a great explanation of the ways that you can score points, either through a touchdown or a field goal kick. At the end of the presentation, they allowed the audience to ask

questions. I approached Nate Ong, ODU quarterback. After asking if he planned on going to the NFL, hee said, “I think that is the ultimate goal… everyone wants to keep on playing.” The Discover America: American Football 101 seminar taught me two things: there are a lot of rules in football, and quite frankly, I may never fully understand the sport. The second thing being that football is a sport that bonds thousands of members of the ODU community. The seminar showed that ODU really wants to include and educate everyone about the game of football. Several students were overheard saying they have never wanted to attend a game because they didn’t understand it, but following the seminar, they were anxious to get tickets for the next game.


Ace of the Mace

By: Ben Decowski Sports Editor Mace & Crown The New York Giants made somewhat of a surprising move during their 24-17 loss to the Dal-

las Cowboys on opening night of the National Football League. In the Giants’ second possession of the game with the ball at Dallas’ 29-yard-line, quarterback Eli Manning handed the ball off to rookie running back David Wilson. Wil-

son, the Giants’ first round pick this year, took the handoff left and was hit by linebacker Sean Lee. Lee jarred the ball loose and Dallas recovered the fumble marking the end of Wilson’s rookie debut. That’s right, a rookie debut that

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NO SECOND CHANCES F O R DAV I D W I L S O N lasted just two drives and consisted of two carries for four yards and one fumble. How encouraging that must be for him. He gets drafted in the first round by the Super Bowl champs, has his first game ever nationally televised, fumbles on his second carry and is benched. Head coach Tom Coughlin is a guy who knows what he is doing (see Super Bowl XLII and XLVI) but this is a head scratcher. He takes a guy in Wilson, who is visibly upset after the fumble, and benches him for the rest of the game while he lets wide receiver Victor Cruz continue to play after dropping passes all night. Granted Cruz didn’t turn the ball over, but drops kill drives and momentum. If Coughlin was trying to send the message to Wilson that turnovers are unacceptable, then he sent it with a stamp of shame. Wilson knows turnovers are unacceptable, there was no reason for him to be benched the entire game. If Coughlin felt that Wilson was too upset after the fumble to return right away, then he should have just sat him out a series or two, but not the whole game. Coughlin shamed his rookie first-round pick on national television and quite possibly stripped him of his confidence.

“No Easy Day” And

Former Seal Team Member Releases Book

By: R Jay Molina Senior Writer Mace & Crown When news of Osama bin Laden’s death was announced by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2011, the world was stunned. However, those responsible for the direct killing of the terrorist leader were forced to remain hidden from the public. They were designated as Seal Team 6. One of the members of the team,

Matt Bissonnette, originally under the alias of Mark Owen, has published his account in a book entitled, “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden.” According to, the book was expected to be released on Sept. 11, 2012, the eleventh anniversary of the attacks on the country. However, due to a high demand in pre-sales, the release date was pushed back to Sept. 4. The Village bookstore at Old Dominion University is one of the many bookstores across the country to release the book. However, it quickly sold out at the beginning of its first week. Melvina Stevenson, a trade clerk for the ODU bookstore said that more copies are to be distributed in the weeks to come. As the title suggests, “No Easy Day” is an autobiographical look into the raid and mindset of Bissonnette and Seal Team 6 as they closed in on bin Laden. The book holds a solid four out of five stars on and is currently number one on amazon. com’s “Best Seller” list.


Now this doesn’t mean that Wilson is doomed for the rest of his career, but what happens when he steps on the field again? He is likely to start running scared because now he knows that if he messes up at all he is going to be benched again. Of course fumbles aren’t to be downplayed. They are a big deal, but they happen. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is regarded as the best back in the league by many, fumbled the ball four times his rookie year, nine times his second year and six times his third year. When a rookie quarterback throws his first interception you don’t bench him, you send him back out on the next possession and tell him to sling the ball down the field. Logic says that Coughlin should have done the same with Wilson and his fumble. The Giants will most likely get back to their winning ways soon enough with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers on the schedule next. Those games can’t come fast enough for Wilson though as he tries to regain his head coach’s confidence and contribute to a team that is capable of winning a Super Bowl.

I Rant

Dear kings and queens of over applied scent,

You so eloquently straddle the fine line between extraterrestrial defecation and the non-homogeneous waste from a botched chemistry lab experiment. You are the harsh reality of something good gone bad like gun powder and the Jersey Shore. You, king of Acqua Di Giò, smell of one million stomped lemons, and you, prince of Polo, have managed to turn a legendary aroma into a limp biscuit. And to you, Miss body of bath works, you manage to wear the entire store everyday, and Miss Victoria, please stop giving away your secret. Most of you manage to at least pick a decent scent, but there is one last noble I must mention. The swaggeriffic, unashamed, flubbering fool of a cheap cologne wearer. For whatever reason, you believe more of bad equals good. With the overabundance of eas-

ily accessible acceptable scents, you still manage to peruse the isles and choose the worst of scents. Just because it says it smells like cool water doesn’t mean it does, Prince Fondue. Lastly, I wanted to give a public service announcement to those of you who don’t shower. Fragrance is not a substitute for soap. You may leave the house smelling rather dapper, but as the day continues, your scent digresses into a concoction of three-week-old guacamole, fresh-stewed wild onions, and under belly kool-aid. Perfumes and colognes are better used as a subtle enhancement, not as a coverup. I personally give all of your friends and enemies permission to moosh you if you pass to closely to their personal bubble. Please use cologne with caution, and perfume with modesty. This has been an Urban Ogre rant.

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In celebration of 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Old Dominion University cordially invites you to the Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Featuring Dr. Inés Bustillo, Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Washington D.C Office. Music performed by Tumbao Salsero and dinner provided by De Rican Chef Restaurant. FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Located in the Big Blue Room, Ted Constant Convocation Center. Free parking is available in the 43rd street garage. Please RSVP at by Monday Sept 17,2012. For more information, please contact the Office of Intercultural Relations at (757) 683-4406,, or 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Theme: Diversity United, Building America’s Future Today

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Solutions Vol. 55, Issue 1

The Office of Intercultural Relations and Student Government Association cordially invites you to the Annual “Heads of the Family Dinner” Monday, September 24, 2012 Big Blue Room. Ted Constant Convocation Center 6:30PM-9:00PM For Students Organizations’ Executive Board Members, meet student leaders from organizations to build unique and diverse collaborations, network and plan future events, and increase the outreach of your organizations within the ODU community. Please RSVP by September 17, 2012 at For more info, contact the Office of intercultural Relations at or (757) 683-4406

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