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Pilarz sets direction for MU’s future Strategic planning committee taking first steps forward By Melanie Lawder

The writing process for Marquette’s strategic plan is expected to pick up momentum with the recent creation of the strategic planning coordinating committee and the University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz’s articulation of five themes that will guide the plan’s progress. The members of this committee and the five themes were announced Aug. 28 in a letter from Pilarz to the Marquette community. “The pace of work on the plan will accelerate dramatically this fall as we strive toward our goal of delivering a final strategy to the Board of Trustees in May 2013,” Pilarz wrote in the letter. The strategic planning coordinating committee is charged with the task of facilitating conversations with members of the Marquette community to gather an accurate representation of the campus’s concerns and goals, Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research, dean of the Graduate School and one of the co-chairs of the committee, said. All of this information will be relayed to the president and provost, who will then proceed accordingly. Pilarz and Provost John Pauly are the gatekeepers and decisionmakers for the plan’s content. They will be the ones who actually write the university’s strategic plan, according to the university’s webpage devoted to the strategic planning. The coordinating committee is also responsible for carrying out an

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“environmental scan” of external and internal factors that may affect the university in the future. According to Hossenlopp, the committee will then apply this external information internally to decipher how Marquette can respond positively to a changing environment. Timothy Ripplinger, the senior associate vice president of university advancement and a member of the new committee, said external factors the committee will examine include changing student demographics, faculty demographics, philanthropic trends, civic and community issues, governing and regulatory restrictions, teaching and learning developments, higher education finance, revenue models, and an analysis of the infrastructure in other institutions. Hossenlopp said that they will also reference the strategic plans and major developments of other peer Catholic universities to “make sure we’re not missing anything.” The committee will draft a report with the findings and data from the environmental scan. The report will be released by December 2012 to the provost and president. The committee is comprised of 15 representatives from different areas of university life and two co-chairs who will preside over the members’ activities. Two students–both an undergraduate and a graduate student–are also committee members. Hossenlopp said the coordinating committee is in the beginning stage of its deliberations. Its members have met once, on Sept. 4, and are expected to meet once every two weeks moving forward. To ensure an honest representation of campus perspectives, Hossenlopp said she plans to meet with various student groups, such as the Marquette See Strategic, page 7

Week to support survivors

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From left to right: Freshmen Damarius Edwards, David Kourim and Alex Wuest teeter-totter under the Raynor Memorial bridge to raise money and awareness for sexual assault victims.

Annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week underway By Jacob Born

Students will once again see the campus dressed in teal this week for Marquette’s annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week, sponsored by the Center for Health Education and Promotion. The week, which dates back to 1994, aims to get information out to students about

what sexual violence is and how to prevent it. The week started Monday with a Health Hut, a table with students and health educators handing out pamphlets with information about sexual assaults See Sexual assault, page 8

11 years later, attacks still solemnly remembered students to reflect. Marquette’s ROTC program will continue its tradition of holding the annual Tri-Service 9-11 Commemoration Ceremony, which will honor the day with three branches of Marquette’s ROTC: Air Force, Army and Navy. Cadet Jacob Berg, a senior in the College of Communication, was appointed by the previous senior class to the Tri-ROTC liaison position, which includes

Members of the Army ROTC program properly lower the flag Monday.

Although more than a decade has passed since the 9/11 attacks, Milwaukee is doing its part today to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the tragedy. Milwaukee County hosted a

ceremony at the War Memorial Center – Fitch Plaza this morning from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. that featured several speakers, including Gov. Scott Walker, Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and a representative from the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek. To honor the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks, wreaths were placed in a reflecting pool, and participants rang a bell from the USS Milwaukee. On campus, two Marquette groups will offer opportunities for








Air Force, Navy, Army ROTC unite for 9/11 memorial ceremony By Jenny Zahn

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Health department confirms isolated case at Marquette. PAGE 3

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Coach Shymansky has made a big impact in little time. PAGE 12


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Wednesday, Sept. 5

Study: No fallout from DADT repeal

Wolf hunting draws 20,000 applicants

The results of the first academic study of military service after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” were released Monday and found no overall negative impact on military readiness. The study compared 2011 prerepeal and 2012 post-repeal survey data. The comparison found that even in units including openly gay service members, cohesion did not decline after the new policy of open service was put into place. The study was performed by the Palm Center, a research institute that sponsors scholarship about gender, sexuality and the military, according to its website. The center has released public statements opposing “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

More than 20,000 people bought permit applications for Wisconsin’s first wolf hunting and trapping season, according to data released Monday by the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR plans to issue only 1,160 licenses through a lottery later this week. The state set a wolf harvest quota of 201 wolves, 85 of which have been reserved for American Indian tribes. The wolf hunting and trapping season will run from Oct. 15 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013. The new hunting season was created after wolves came off the endangered list in Wisconsin last January.

Chicago teachers begin strike Chicago Public School teachers officially went on strike Monday, leaving about 350,000 students without educators. The Chicago Teacher’s Union turned down a deal from the Chicago Board of Education that would have increased teachers’ salaries 16 percent over four years, totaling $380 million, in addition to increased teacher contributions to their benefits and healthcare and a mechanism for rehiring teachers who were laid off due to school closings. The average teacher salary in Chicago was $74,839 for the 2011-2012 school year. “Recognizing the Board’s fiscal woes, we are not far apart on compensation,” the CTU said in a news release. “However, we are apart on benefits.” The Chicago BOE said that 67 percent of CTU members would still not see a change to their healthcare under their plan. Last year, CPS graduated students at an all-time high rate of 60.6 percent. The union represents the third largest school district in the country.

Obama up in the polls A CNN/ORC poll released Monday showed President Obama holding a 6-point lead over Mitt Romney in the wake of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. According to the poll, Obama now leads Romney 52 to 46 percent nationally. Other polls, including one from Gallup, also showed Obama leading Romney following a 4-point jump after the convention. Despite the results for CNN’s poll having a 3.5 percent margin of error, trends showed that President Obama did “gain strength from his convention,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland told CNN Monday. The poll was conducted from Sept. 2 to 8, during the Democratic convention, and also coincided with low August job numbers released Friday. Despite the jobs numbers, the Gallup poll showed President Obama to currently have his largest lead over Romney since early July, when he lead Romney 49 to 44 percent. Obama also outraised Romney for the first time since April, bringing in more than $114 million in August compared to Romney’s $111 million.

Wisconsin leads nation in broken temperature records With 2012 as the hottest year on record for the U.S., Wisconsin is leading the nation in broken records for high temperatures this year. According to a study released by the climate change awareness group Climate Central, Wisconsin broke 1,345 temperature records this summer at various locations around the state, a number four times higher than originally estimated. On average, the new temperature records were found to be 4.4 degrees hotter than previous highs. While other states such as Texas reported more high temperatures, Wisconsin came out on top after other considerations such as the state’s number of record keeping stations, the expected number of records and the disparity in the ratio between high and low record temperatures were factored in. Of the ten highest record-breaking states, the top eight were all in the Midwest. Following Wisconsin were Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Illinois and Ohio (tied). Overall, the summer of 2012 has been the third hottest for the contiguous United States since record keeping began in 1895, with the first eight months of the year so far making 2012 the hottest year on record.

Video from temple shooting released Portions of a video from a squad car responding to the Sikh Temple shooting were released Monday and displayed on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s website. The video, released by Oak Creek police and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, showed one Oak Creek police officer being ambushed by the gunman. Fifteen bullets struck the officer, more than the eight or nine that had been previously reported, according to Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards. A second squad car video shows another officer returning fire on the gunman.

Between 6:20 a.m. and 6:24 a.m. an unidentified suspect grabbed a wallet from the hand of a person not affiliated with Marquette in Campus Town Lot 2 and fled the scene. The victim was not injured. MPD was contacted. Friday, Sept. 7 At 10:49 p.m. a student reported that an unidentified suspect shoved her to the ground in Campus Town Lot 3, causing minor injury. The suspect fled the scene. MPD was contacted.


At 10:45 p.m. unknown person(s) spray painted graffiti on a blue light phone in Lot U, causing an estimated $50 in damage. Facilities Services was contacted. At 2:44 p.m. four underage students were in possession of alcohol in O’Donnell Hall. MPD was notified. Sunday, Sept. 9

At 2:42 p.m. a person not affiliated with Marquette reported that unknown person(s) vandalized his building in the 1500 block of W. Kilburn Ave. causing an estimated $1,025 in damage. MPD will be contacted.

Between 11:30 p.m. and 6:55 a.m. on Monday an employee reported that unknown person(s) vandalized a window in Campus Town East, causing an estimated $500 in damage. Facilities Services was contacted.contacted.

Events Calendar September 2012

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Tuesday 11 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Raynor Library flag pole, 3:30 p.m. “The Angel Band Project: Healing, One Song at a Time,” Weasler Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Brewers vs. Braves, Miller Park, 7:10 p.m. American Idol Live!, Bradley Center, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 12 Brewers vs. Braves, Miller Park, 7:10 p.m. Lyrical Sanctuary: An Evening with Ed Mabrey, University of WisconsinMilwaukee Union, 8 p.m.

Contact Us and Corrections In the front page article entitled “Vigil commemorates Oak Creek temple shooting” in Thursday’s Tribune, the pull quote was incorrectly attributed to Pardeep Kaleka. It was in fact a quote from Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka. The Tribune regrets the error. The page four article entitled “Marquette to sponsor charter school” in Thursday’s Tribune included multiple factual errors about the nature of the proposed school and Marquette’s involvement in it. Most prominently, the article and its headline incorrectly stated that Marquette is sponsoring a new charter school in Milwaukee. Marquette is in fact only sponsoring a study looking into whether a Cristo Rey network school is feasible. Cristo Rey network schools cannot be charter schools but are instead faith-based. The article has been removed from the Tribune’s website, and a full correction is available online. The Tribune retracts the article and regrets the errors. The Marquette Tribune welcomes questions, comments, suggestions and notification of errors that appear in the newspaper. Contact us at (414) 288-5610 or

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At 7:38 p.m. three underage students were in possession of alcohol and false IDs in McCormick Hall. MPD was notified. Saturday, Sept. 8

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MUSG election to MU has a case of the mumps determine Senate High immunization Since 2007, Marquette has required that every Students can vote, read candidate descriptions online By Ben Greene

Long before the presidential election in November, students will have the opportunity to cast their votes for Marquette Student Government senators Thursday. There are a total of 19 open MUSG and Residence Hall Association seats to be filled this fall, Arts & Sciences Senator Natasha Hansen, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences said. “All of the residence halls have one (senator), except Schroeder and McCormick (which) each have two since they are the largest,” Hansen said. “And then there are six off-campus, so that includes people who live in campus apartments and people who live in other apartments. And then there are two commuter seats for people who did not ever live in dorms.” According to Legislative Vice President Jilly Gokalgandhi, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, all of the candidates were required to collect either 75 or 100 signatures, depending on their desired position, to earn a spot on the ballot. This year, the entire electoral process will be held on Involvement Link. Voters can also visit the new website to learn about the candidates before deciding their vote.

“(The candidates) all write a little 100-word bio about themselves,” Gokalgandhi said. “And then students can go read them on Involvement Link.” Gokalgandhi said students should not stop there when learning about their prospective representatives. She also advised voters to get in contact with the candidates themselves to talk about their plans for the year. When deciding on a candidate, Gokalgandhi said that students should look for someone who “is excited about being in MUSG and is dedicated to advocacy.” Once elected, the new senators will serve as the voice of their constituents when speaking to MUSG and the university. “Senators bring up the issues of their constituents and relay them to the Senate meetings and try to make changes where change is needed or requested,” College of Business Administration Senator Heinz Schelhammer said in an email. ”Overall, I would say the best way to describe the intentions of MUSG would be that the Senate tries to improve the lives of Marquette students, both in the classroom and out of the classroom.” Gokalgandhi also pointed out that each representative is placed in one of four committees: academics, student life, student organizations, and business and administration. The results of the election will be announced Friday outside of the MUSG office on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union during a press conference.

rate means disease unlikely to spread By Eric Oliver

An isolated case of the mumps has been confirmed in a single student who lives off campus by the Milwaukee Health Department, despite the university’s requirement that students be vaccinated with the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine before registering for classes. In a campus-wide email, the university informed students that those who could have come in contact with the person were already notified in an earlier communication. The City of Milwaukee Health Department is conducting a case contact investigation and will be observing the student population for further cases. The department is confident that the case will not spread further, as the Marquette student body is highly immunized. Carolyn Smith, the director of Student Health Service, said students should not be concerned about contracting mumps. “Since 2007, Marquette has required that every student receive two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine before they are allowed to register for classes,” Smith said. “Immunization with two doses of the vaccine is the safest and most effective way to prevent up to 95 percent of mumps infections.” Smith said she urges all students who think they have contracted symptoms to stop by Student Health Service. “The health and well-being of our students is our highest priority,” Smith said in an email.

student receive two doses of MMR vaccine before they are allowed to register for classes.”

Carolyn Smith, Director, Student Health Service “Students who may have been exposed or who think they are experiencing symptoms are encouraged to contact Marquette University’s Student Health Service.” Signs of mumps may include fever, headache and loss of appetite. One or more salivary glands (located in the cheeks, below and in front of the ears) may become swollen and tender. The right and left glands might not swell at the same time. The swelling may progressively get worse and more painful. Swallowing, talking, chewing or drinking acidic beverages, such as orange juice, may make the pain worse. Smith said mumps is less contagious than measles or chickenpox and that most people with mumps recover fully. The email also warned all students who were in the Union Sports Annex Sept. 4 between 3 and 11 P.M. that they may have been exposed to the virus. Todd Vicker, the executive director of the Alumni Memorial Union and auxiliary services, said in an email that business at the Annex has continued as usual. According to the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s website, mumps disease is caused by the mumps virus. The virus spreads from person to person through saliva, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Mumps also spreads by sharing food or drink with an infected person. There have been 165 cases of mumps reported in Milwaukee County since 2006. There was a large mumps

epidemic that occurred in the Midwestern United States during 2006. The Milwaukee Health Department provides free MMR vaccinations for children and adolescents at several clinic locations. Kristen Sterm, a junior in the College of Communication, was not entirely concerned about the case. “I actually heard about it first from my roommate, who sits in front of the (person) in one of her classes,” Sterm said. “I was vaccinated, as we all should have been before coming to Marquette, and it isn’t something that is spread easily unless you share drinks or stuff like that.” A viral disease outbreak occurred in 1978 when the campus was hit with influenza A. In the case of a widespread viral outbreak, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has organized two teams to respond to emergencies. These teams collaborate with a national network of epidemiologists and other public health officials to investigate outbreaks of food borne, waterborne and other enteric illnesses in the U.S. The outbreak response team works to ensure rapid, coordinated detection and response to multi-state outbreaks of enteric diseases and to promote comprehensive outbreak surveillance. It also seeks to improve collaboration among local, state and federal agencies that deal with disease outbreak surveillance and response.

Increasing bike theft concerns entire community DPS advises buying U-Lock to prevent avoidable robbery By Nick Biggi

A rise in bike thefts on campus this summer has continued into the fall. Department of Public Safety Cpt. Russell Shaw said the main cause of this trend is the ease of breaking some bike locks with a relatively small bolt cutter. “Our biggest problem is people using cheaper locks, and that is what’s getting defeated in most of these bike thefts,” Shaw said. “Whether it’s some kind of cable lock, a chain lock – any basic chain cutter will be able to defeat them.” Shaw added that stealing bikes can produce relatively quick money. Of the bikes stolen, Shaw estimated their worth ranging from $75 to $750. One of the main difficulties DPS is facing while attempting to combat this trend is the speed of a theft. “They can take out these small bolt cutters and 15, 20 seconds later the bike is gone,” Shaw said.

“We have caught a couple people in the last couple months, but we have no idea how many people are out there.” In an attempt to end the rising number of thefts, DPS began telling students to invest in the Kryptonite-brand “U-Lock,” which is available for purchase through DPS for $25. Additional locks are also available at parking services. However, Shaw said that many students have not attached their locks correctly to the main frame of the bike. “We highly suggest that the kids come in and purchase these locks because they are so much safer,” Shaw said. “We have had some bikes taken where the lock was attached to the front tire, but the front tire can be taken off the bike. In another incident, we have had someone attach a bike to parking sign, which was then pulled out of the ground and then could just slide right off.” Arianna D’Isola, a freshman in the College of Health Sciences, came from a small town and feared her bike would be stolen at Marquette’s urban campus. “Actually, I decided not to bring my bike because I was worried about all the bike thefts around campus,” D’Isola said. Lincoln Rice, a lecturer in the department of theology who also

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According to DPS, bike thefts are difficult to prevent because they happen in as little as 15 to 20 seconds.

rides his bike around the Marquette campus, said he is not happy with the idea of thefts occuring on a college campus because of their health and environmental costs. “I have not yet gotten a

U-Lock, but my bike is not as nice as others on campus,” Rice said. “I do have a friend who graduated over the summer whose bike was stolen. It was a nice bike, but it did not have a U-Lock. I hope that people call campus security

immediately if they see someone near a bicycle with bolt cutters.” Students are also encouraged to utilize the permanent bicycle storage in the 16th Street Structure, where there are also spaces available for temporary use.


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Coffee Party offers DOT sued for discrimination up a sip of centrism State agency accused Group to emphasize civil discussion over sharp political divide By Elise Angelopulos

The Coffee Party is not a group of Starbucks addicts or running on Dunkin, but rather a new nonpartisan political organization getting started on campus. Charlie Giger, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences and the group’s founder at Marquette, said the group’s purpose is to expand the conversation pertaining to contemporary ethical and political issues from a moderate perspective. Giger said the idea of starting a Marquette Coffee Party was born in November of last year when he realized combining philosophical ideals and political motives was something students may appreciate. “We strive for the middle,” Giger said. “We’re an inclusive group that’s all about moderation.” The Coffee Party presents five main goals, including “exhibiting political activism in its original form,” and the ability to “empathize and engage with one another, exercising humility, listening, honesty and respect, in order to provide an emotionally safe environment even when we disagree,” according to the organization’s website. The Coffee Party at Marquette currently has 16 members, but Giger believes the number will steadily rise. “I haven’t encountered any criticisms,” Giger said. “People seem really excited and interested about this new group.” John McAdams, a Marquette professor of political science, said the organization resembles a debate society in the sense that issues will be presented and discussed. Nevertheless, he added that the organization’s ideals clearly differ from other political groups. “I doubt the College Democrats

or the College Republicans fear that they are going to lose any members to this new ‘party,’” McAdams said. Giger added that he plans to promote political involvement both within his organization and in others as well. “We plan to encourage our members to be active on campus,” Giger said. “We want to establish a presence at other groups’ events.” The Coffee Party plans to meet regularly to discuss philosophical and political readings, volunteer at Milwaukee institutions and fundraise. Ka Yong Lim, a member of the group and a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said she looks forward to political discussion and examining the ethical perspective among the members of the group. “More importantly, after two years of observing the intense tug-of-war between the College Democrats and College Republicans on campus, I am happy the Coffee Party offers the solution to students who want to be politically active and to arrive at real solutions without the prejudice of partisanship,” Yong Lim said. Giger added that his main pool of students tends to be individuals who may not have had the time to become informed on political issues or just weren’t sure which way to lean. “I draw from people with different majors,” Giger said. “A lot of people think it’s a great idea because political groups on campus scare people away. This group just wants to bring people together to inform, because that’s where conversations start.” Yong Lim said thus far, the Coffee Party is the only group on campus to solely focus on discourse and dialogue regarding political issues. “We would like to get students informed about the state of global political affairs without resorting to solutions offered only by extreme ends of the political spectrum,” Yong Lim said. “We want to get people talking and thinking, all in moderation.”

of unequal funding of transit improvements By Alexandra Whittaker

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has not followed federal civil rights rules for at least seven years, according to an ongoing yearlong investigation. The department is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Civil Rights over an allegation that state officials have been discriminating against minorities by not including public transit improvements in the reconstructions of the Interstate 94, Interstate 894 and U.S. Highway 45 crossroads. Civil rights groups have been arguing that state authorities have discriminated against urban minorities without cars by selectively favoring the reconstruction of highways that benefit white suburban areas and ignoring transit projects, such as buses and other forms of public transportation. Marquette College of Communication sophomore Erika Force agrees with the premise of the lawsuit. “I do notice that a lot of time and money is spent on improving the highways that lead to suburban areas,” Force said. “I think it would be nice to have the money divided more evenly so that inner city areas in places like Milwaukee can have nicer highways as well.” Those in favor of the lawsuit cite Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a legal basis for their complaints. The act forbids discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age or disability by agencies that receive federal funds. The lawsuit argues that the Transportation Department focused on staff diversity as an anti-discrimination effort by hiring disadvantaged businessmen but neglected to see how other policies and programs could be discriminatory, and according to Karyn Rotker, senior staff attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, this is a problem. Rotker said she learned last year

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State officials said the investigation of department spending is routine.

that agencies like the Department of Transportation are required to have an annually updated Title VI compliance plan, but when she asked for a copy of the plan, she saw that it was dated back to 2004. In a 28-page final report sent to state officials, the federal agency claimed that the 2004 civil rights plan is not in line with federal rules. As a consequence, the report stated that the department is “being placed in a deficiency status” and will have 90 days to bring its procedures up to federal code. Rotker said she was not satisfied with the state’s plan, which she called “grossly inadequate and grossly deficient.” In a stark contrast to Rotker’s claims, state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Peg Schmitt alleged that the

investigation was “a routine compliance review” and affirmed that the state “is now in compliance” with the federal requirements Rotker brought to light, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Investigations of possible Title VI violations have been occurring frequently, and Federal Highway Administration spokesman Doug Hecox said his agency is currently conducting 25 investigations concerning Title VI. This pales in comparison, though, to the 160 investigations of possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Force said that context is important in considering this case. “I think it is important to keep things in perspective,” Force said. “There are many problems with federal spending, and regardless of the outcome or whether anyone is guilty of anything, it is a good thing to look into.”

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

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Strategic: Administrators seek student input early in planning process trends pertaining to student demographics with a special emphasis on demographic diversity. Like Hossenlopp, Welburn emphasized the early nature of the committee’s progress but noted that if the student body displayed “genuine interest” in a particular issue, such as diversity, it will be relayed in full to the president and provost. “History tells us that when it comes to diversity, Marquette students have demonstrated their




Student Government, and hopes to foster conversation across organizational boundaries. Faculty have already begun work on their environmental scan and plan to meet periodically with the provost and president to discuss their findings, Hossenlopp said. William Welburn, the associate provost for diversity and inclusion, is a member of the coordinating committee and is currently examining national and regional

Coordinating Committee Dean’s Council, Academic Senate, and Administrative Vice Presidents

Marquette Community

The coordinating committee serves as an intermediary between the university community and campus leaders. They gather the campus' perspectives on potential university goals or issues and relays them to University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz and Provost John Pauly, who will decide on the strategic plan's content. The Dean's Council, University Academic Senate and Administrative Vice Presidents will also provide guidance and feedback to the university leaders and the coordinating committee. Infographic by Rob Gebelhoff/

interest in what the university does,” Wellburn said in an email. “Much like those student voices of the late 1960s that helped move the institution toward such initiatives as the Educational Opportunity Program, I would expect that student voices will be heard in the work that we are doing in anticipation of a strategic plan.” The process for developing the five to seven-year strategic plan began last academic year with 17 different listening sessions on campus at which students were asked a set of four questions pertaining to Marquette’s uniqueness, vision of university success, university goals and the challenges that arise in reaching these goals. Either Pilarz or Pauly was present at each listening session. The results of these listening forums were released in a summarized report on May 15, 2012. Such feedback emphasized a need for investing in quality university programs, more flexibility in the budget for new initiatives, increased diversity in the Marquette community and more research and recognition of academic excellence among both students and faculty. This feedback helped Pilarz to formulate the “five overarching ideals” that will serve as areas of focus for the university to improve upon in the future. The five ideals are the following: pursuit of academic excellence for human wellbeing; research in action; service, social responsibility and civic engagement; formation of the heart and soul; and stewardship of valuable resources. “This (plan) will really give Father Pilarz an opportunity to

articulate his vision for Marquette,” Hossenlopp said. The University Leadership Council, which consists of administrative vice presidents, the Dean’s Council and the University Academic Senate, are also expected to

provide guidance throughout this process, according to the university’s webpage devoted to strategic planning. Specifically, the UAS needs to both “evaluate and endorse” the new written plan.

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9/11: 2,977 flags outside AMU represent victims of tragedy commissioning the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony between the separate branches. “I think it’s important to remember those who have fallen in the past and especially on 9/11— it’s a very patriotic day that we need to remember,” Berg said. The ceremony will be held outside of Raynor Library in the quad area at 3:30 p.m. today. Speakers from the Department of Public Safety and a fire chief from the Milwaukee area will be present. ROTC cadets will lower the American flag to half-mast. “Everyone is welcome to come,” Berg said. “It’s going to be very public, so people can stop and listen to what the speakers have to say, and I encourage it. It’s great to have support and see people pay tribute.” A second commemoration will be held by Marquette’s Young Americans for Freedom, a nonpartisan group promoting conservative values. Last year, the group began a visually striking ritual of paying homage to those who lost their lives in the events of 9/11 through

the Young America’s Foundation’s 9/11: Never Forget Project, which provides 2,977 mini-American flags for planting on campus lawns, along with other promotional materials. The initiative began in 2003 when the Young America’s Foundation discovered that some college campuses either ignored the anniversary or held a nondescript event. “We feel it’s really important to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks,” Joshua Drevs, a junior in the College of Business Administration and member of the Young Americans for Freedom, said. “They were just going to work. It’s very rare that Americans get hit at home. We need to remember the sacrifice they made that they didn’t know they were about to make and those who did all they could to save them – policemen, firefighters from all over.” About ten volunteers from the Young Americans for Freedom planted the flags on the hill outside of the Alumni Memorial Union at 7:30 a.m. today.


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Sexual assault: Events seek to educate students, give voice to victims “I feel like I’m making a huge difference (by teeter-tottering),” Jack Smiley, a freshman in the College of Health Sciences, said. “Even if it’s just a drop in the bucket, it’s impacting a lot of people.” Jack Smiley, Freshman, College of Health Sciences According to Marquette’s DPS reports, the number of reported sexual assaults increased from five in 2007 to and prevention, underneath the and how you support survivors.” Raynor Library bridge in the Michelsen said the theme ten in 2011. Michelsen said the afternoon; a self-defense semi- comes into play when interact- number of reported assaults increased because more people nar taught by a Department of ing with sexual assault victims. Public Safety officer in McCabe “The biggest thing is, believe knew the facts about sexual Hall; and “True Life: I’ve Been them when they tell you, act, as assaults. “It’s a topic not a lot of people Sexually Assaulted,” an infor- far as getting them help (…) and mational seminar presented by then continue to support them as are comfortable talking about,” the Schroeder Hall staff about they take that healing journey,” Michelsen said. “There’s still a mist around it, that ‘it can’t hapsurvivors’ stories and the re- Michelsen said. sources students have at MarOne of the week’s other major pen to me,’ and I think as we quette. events is the teeter-totter mara- continue to reach out to students, Other notable events through- thon fundraiser put on by the I think it’s going to help students out the week include a fund- O’Donnell Hall staff. Residents have a better understanding of raiser at Qdoba Mexican Grill in O’Donnell take turns using a it.” Even with a new theme for Tuesday night, health huts teeter-totter for 3 days straight throughout the week and key- at various locations around cam- 2012, Michelsen said that there note speaker The Angel Band pus. The teeter-totter marathon is an overarching message that Project, a band that pays trib- is a staple for O’Donnell during Sexual Violence Awareness ute to a rape and murder victim the week, and this year marks its Week has tried to get across since its beginning. by spreading sexual violence the 10th anniversary. “The overall message for us awareness, on Tuesday night. “All the proceeds go towards “This year’s theme is ‘Be- sexual violence victims in Mil- is ‘Take A Stand,’” Michelsen lieve, Act, Support,’” Becky waukee,” Kyle Whelton, a soph- said. “That’s been the message Michelsen, a health educator for omore in the College of Arts & for the past two years. It’s recthe Center for Health Education Sciences and an O’Donnell Hall ognizing that sexual violence is and Promotion, said. “Last year resident assistant, said. “This is an issue that not only happens in we did ‘Know the Facts,’ and it ten years of men teeter-tottering our country, but it does happen was all about the basics. Now for the sake of sexual violence at Marquette, and we can’t forget that.” we’re talking about survivors awareness.”

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DPS officers Joseph Secanky (left) and Jill Weisensel teach a self-defense seminar in McCabe Hall during Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

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New center brings nature into the city Urban Ecology Center opens in Menomonee Valley, serves families By Monique Collins

This past weekend, Milwaukeeans celebrated the opening of a new environmentally focused center just blocks south of Marquette with guided hikes, bird watching and free rain barrel giveaways as part of a project that hopes to bring people back to nature. The new Urban Ecology Center, located at 3700 W. Pierce St., focuses on providing the city’s children and families with year-round educational programming that aims to teach people about nature and what they can do to sustain it. In addition to the new location, there are centers located in Riverside Park at 1500 East Riverside Park and in Washington Park at 1859 N. 40th St. “The huge thing that all of

this is doing is connecting the residential neighborhood on the south side of the river to the ecological side on the north,” said Glenna Holstein, the branch manager for the Menomonee Valley center. The opening of this newest center marks the second Urban Ecology center to be opened near Marquette. Marquette students have had a long-standing relationship with the Urban Ecology Center’s Washington Park branch through the university’s service learning program. “We’ve worked with the center for over 15 years,” Kimberly Jensen-Bohat, the director of the service learning program at Marquette, said. “It has a great reputation, and a lot of our students are interested in environmental issues.” Marquette students in the program assist children and teenagers participating in the Young Scientist Club. Activities vary based on the season and weather but include indoor science experiments, stewardship projects, sledding and ice-skating

according to the service learning program’s website. “The Urban Ecology Center is a powerful grassroots organization that connects people in urban environments with the natural spaces that are all around them,” Frank Will Bufe, a service learning student coordinator and a junior in the College of Education, said. This is Bufe’s third semester in the service learning program, and he recently interned at the Urban Ecology Center’s Washington Park branch. “Getting to work there this summer showed me that we can bring people together and build communities through outdoor education,” Bufe said. “Everyone should be a member.” The center’s Neighborhood Environmental Education Project, one of many such projects, serves children in more than 44 Milwaukee schools, allowing the students to take part in environmental activities. Each Urban Ecology center partners with schools within a two-mile radius of the center,

The Urban Ecology Center is a powerful grassroots organization that connects people in urban environments with ... natural spaces.” Frank Will Bufe, Junior, College of Education Holstein said. “Research shows that the best way to build an environmental ethic in children is to have them consistently involved in an area and to have a mentor who is environmentally responsible,” Holstein said. “The kids are able to build a relationship with the park and the educators.” The opening of the Menomonee Valley branch is a long-awaited accomplishment for the Urban Ecology Center. “It’s a place we’ve been thinking about for over a decade,” Holstein said. “(The Menomonee Valley community) has been completely revitalized both ecologically and economically, and there are so many amazing organizations doing good work there.”

Holstein said she’s also happy to see the benefits the new center has brought those who participate in it. “I was most excited over seeing the kids out in the park in the river,” Holstein said. “For a lot of kids, it was the first time they spent time in that area, and that’s why we’re here, to activate green space.” Holstein hopes the opening of the new center will expand the center’s impact and bring a heightened environmental awareness to the Menomonee Valley area. “We hope there will be a very vibrant use of the park and that people will want to come,” Holstein said.

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The Riverside Park branch (above) is one of the Urban Ecology Center’s three locations, in addition to one in Washington Park and one newly opened in the Menomonee Valley.

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Sitting still may be difficult, but worthwhile Photo by Evan Agostini/Associated Press

Kim Kardashian from the show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” attends an E! Network upfront event at Gotham Hall in New York on April 30, 2012.

How many times have you been walking across campus when you hear someone yell out “hey slut” to her or his friend? What were the lyrics of the song you were dancing to at that party last weekend? What was the theme of the most recent movie you watched? This week is the annual Sexual Violence Awareness Week on campus, and it made us think: Is our culture responsible for normalizing sexual violence through the language we use and hear? We believe it is. Actions often affect language, but the reverse is also true. Many young women, and in some cases, young girls, think it’s normal and acceptable to be called a bitch. A slut. A whore. The sad thing is, it is normal because in our contemporary society, we have verbally normalized these terms. Sure, we realize that these terms are often used in a joking manner among friends, but that doesn’t change their meanings. Kanye West, a rapper known for his political correctness and polite demeanor, released a song called “The Perfect Bitch” last month. West dedicated the song to his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, who was reportedly “honored.” She was honored? Honored to be the main subject of a song with lyrics like “Make them suck the d--- with a blindfold” and “F--- swag it’s my virgin. / This tight s---, no virgin”? Good thing girls across the country look up to women like Kim. Speaking of good role models, you probably have seen or at least heard about the two adorable little British girls who were on The Ellen Show last year. Dressed in pink tutus, Sophia Grace Brownlee, 8, and Rosie Grace McClelland, 5, took the stage to demonstrate their love for Nicki Minaj by singing and

dancing to her song, “Super Bass.” The girls were then treated to a surprise visit from their idol, Minaj herself. These 5and 8-year-old girls are looking up to someone known for the size of her butt and singing lyrics like “Maybe it’s time to put this p---on ya sideburns.” This is what these girls are aspiring to become. These songs are teaching women to become sexual objects, not how to succeed in life. But it’s not just rap lyrics that are perpetuating sexual language – that language is everywhere around us. From hearing about how your friend just “raped that test” to playing video games in which women are hypersexualized and often abused without a second thought, we are constantly surrounded by sexual violence. It’s easy for people to be outraged over high profile sexual assault scandals, such as last summer’s events in Cagli, Italy, the incident in South Africa in May 2011 and the student athletics incidents that occurred in 2010 and 2011. But in reality, these events occur every single day and receive little to no attention. Sexual Violence Awareness Week, like other awareness weeks, may be easy to overlook and disregard. But that’s the problem. Sometimes “awareness” can be a useless tactic, but in this case, it is crucial. It speaks to the college culture’s greater issues and demands action. So next time you hear one of your friends tossing around sexually explicit terms, don’t be afraid to say something. Reflect on your own use of these phrases. And hopefully, change the way you think about these words. Sexual violence may start with language, but it could also end with it.




Caroline Campbell Sit still. No, I’m serious. Right where you are, right now, sit down, put both your feet flat on the floor and sit still. You’re not doing it. I can see you fidgeting with this newspaper, and you, over there, bouncing your knee, cut it out! And don’t even get me started with all the people who are incessantly clicking their pens at this very moment. I just want you to sit still and breathe. I challenge you to put this newspaper down right now and try to be completely still for 30 seconds. Ready? Go. It’s not easy, is it? I bet half of the people who started reading this didn’t even return after 30 seconds because they got up to go make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or check their Facebook or tweet something. If you did sit still, that’s awesome, and I’m jealous of your inner peace. In my media ethics course, we begin each class with a short reading and a oneminute silent meditation. But it is never actually silent. Apart from the abnormally loud drinking fountain on the fourth floor of Johnston Hall (seriously, I think a family of birds lives inside that thing), noises fill the room during our meditation. Papers shuffle, there is the occasional buzz of a phone or click of a pen. People shift in their seats, crossing and uncrossing their legs. I don’t know why it is, but we are uncomfortable with stillness. Over Labor Day weekend, as I was driving around and listening to NPR, a

piece came on with a writer talking about what it would take to found a “reading colony” where people could come for a few weeks at a time and just read. The first thing any visitor would need to do, he said, is take a class in how to sit still. If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you are probably familiar with the concept of stillness. We all suffer from a lack of or aversion to stillness in our lives. I notice this especially when I sit down and attempt to read for class or do homework or write this column. At first, I dive right in, plugging away at the keyboard or book. After three or four minutes, I glance up from the page or the screen, my eyes exhausted, my mind wandering. I look back at my work, make it a few more sentences, thumb to the end of the chapter to see how much more I have to read, glance at my word count to see how much more I should write. I maybe make it another paragraph before thoughts start creeping into my head: “I’m really hungry … did I remember to DVR my shows for tonight? … I need to reply to that email … hey, look, a text message …” Since I sat down to write this very column, I’ve gotten up to get a bowl of cereal, realized I should probably take care of the dishes sitting in the sink, fixed a pot of coffee, made my bed, brushed my hair and had a conversation on Facebook chat about my friend’s new puppy. Being still takes practice. To sit and literally do nothing for a full 60 seconds is a challenge if you aren’t used to it. But sitting still can help with your focus and calm you down. This is my call for inaction to all you readers. Take one minute every day to turn off the music or TV, find a quiet space (maybe your room or at a cubicle somewhere in the depths of Memorial Library) and sit absolutely still. I think we can train ourselves to be happier, calmer and more focused individuals this way. Good luck.

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You are always wearing A night with The Boss your American flag By Tony Manno

By Caroline Campbell

In collegiate Greek life, we have a saying that goes, “you’re always wearing your letters.” Basically, what it means is that, even if you are not physically wearing a sweatshirt or a necklace or pin that identifies you as a member of your organization, you are constantly representing it. Whether your actions are negative or positive, people who observe you will identify you with your organization. The same goes for your country. With the memory of Sept. 11, 2001, fresh in our minds on this eleventh anniversary, and after spending three weeks in Morocco this summer, I have realized that, not only am I always wearing my sorority letters, I am also always wearing the American flag.

Some life goals I’ve set up for myself: win a competitive eating contest, remake “Jaws,” do a triple backflip and see Bruce Springsteen live. Knocked out one of these on Friday. Drum roll … Springsteen’s an especially big milestone for me. I grew up with my mother (and, furthermore, that entire side of the family) shoving nothing but Bruce straight into my ears, day in and day out, occasionally to where I’d try my luck barrel rolling out of the car to make it stop. But in my college years, I’ve grown closer to the Boss. Before I knew it, I was in Wrigleyville shoving a slice of pizza in my mouth and waiting in the field with a bunch of aging E Street fanatics (some of the sweetest concertgoers I’ve come across, by the way).

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Seniors: Do not let your last year pass by By Brooke Goodman

This is a shout out to all the seniors out there – sorry underclassmen. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but three weeks into the first semester of senior year, a few things have become blatantly obvious. 1. I don’t know anybody on campus anymore. OK, maybe that’s not entirely true.

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Marquette hits the ‘big time’ over weekend

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The Golden Eagles continued to play up to their lofty preseason expectations, defeating three teams at the Al.

Carlson, Lehman, Gosh lead the way in Golden Eagle Classic By Patrick Leary

The Marquette women’s volleyball team went 3-1 en route to winning the Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic at the Al McGuire Center this past weekend. On Friday, the Golden Eagles defeated Eastern Illinois (25-12, 25-19, 25-20) and No. 23 Michigan (25-17, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19). They followed the victories up

with a Saturday sweep of Wake Forest (25-18, 25-13, 25-22) and a close defeat at the hands of No. 25 Northern Iowa (25-19, 23-25, 25-17, 21-25, 15-17) on Sunday. Marquette improved to 7-2 with the four matches. Coach Bond Shymansky said he felt this weekend was huge for the improvement of the program. “That’s big time,” Shymansky said. “That’s what we believe our program is. It’s big time. People come here and see our team compete, they see us do it in the Al, they get the whole environment, the atmosphere, the level of play, and they say, ‘wow, that’s big time.’”

Keep on proving me wrong, Bond

Michael LoCicero When Bond Shymansky was hired by Marquette on Dec. 15, 2008, to lead a program Patti Rolf left in shambles, I was skeptical. “We are going to build a volleyball powerhouse in the Big East, and it’s going to start with the local volleyball community of Milwaukee,” Shymansky said at the time. I have to admit I laughed a little. I was a freshman then, and the girl I was dating was a volleyball player who went to a local high school. I had seen the talent in the Milwaukee area and across the state, and there was no way Marquette was going to

compete with perennial powerhouses like Penn State, Stanford, USC, etc. on the national stage. Well, it’s four years later and I couldn’t be more wrong. After leading Georgia Tech for seven seasons, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2003, Shymansky’s squad become a top team in the Big East and on the national scene. Despite dropping a tough fiveset match to No. 25 Northern Iowa on Sunday, the Golden Eagles knocked off No. 23 Michigan, a previously undefeated team, on Friday night. Michigan was the highestranked opponent Marquette has beaten in program history, topping its win over then-No. 24 Western Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year. That Marquette team lost its next match to Illinois on the Fighting Illini’s home court. Illinois went to the national championship game before See LoCicero, page 15

The keys for the weekend were the emergences of sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Gosh and freshman outside hitter Erin Lehman. Gosh led the team with 51 kills and Lehman pitched in with 40 of her own. “They’re not rookies anymore, and we’re only three weeks into the season,” Shymansky said. “We weren’t going to come out and make excuses for what we didn’t have from last year. I see them adding new and different elements.” Senior middle hitter Dani Carlson, who was named Tournament MVP, agreed with her coach about Gosh and Lehman. “We trust them,” Carlson said.

“When they’re out there, we know that they’re smart and we know that they know how to get a kill and take care of the ball … we’re really proud of them and we’re looking for them to continue to do new things.” In years past, a 3-1 weekend, including a victory against the highest-ranked team Marquette has ever beaten, Michigan, would satisfy Shymansky. However, the mentality has changed with Marquette volleyball. “I am really pleased with how hard our group worked,” Shymansky said. “This weekend was a lot for them, but in our rise to success and rise to a championship program, we

have to be willing to take on all comers.” Carlson again echoed the message of her head coach. “I can see so much fight in our team, and that’s a great thing,” Carlson said. “We know we have that extra grit to keep pressing forward. But it always goes back to full-team communication, which we still need to work on.” The team has taken huge strides early in 2012, however, and Gosh and Lehman are a big reason why. “I’ve gained a lot of confidence knowing that I’m able to put the ball away and pass the ball on target,” Gosh said. “But See Big Time, page 15

Runners shine at opening race Men place first, women second at NIU Huskie Open By Christopher Chavez

Marquette’s cross-country squads opened their season at the NIU Huskie Open in DeKalb, Ill., on Friday as the men claimed first place and the women took second place in a competitive field. Seniors Connor Callahan and Jack Hackett placed second and third respectively, while the two other Golden Eagles finished in the top ten. The female underclassmen fell short against Northwestern but saw promising performances by their freshmen. Callahan was taken by surprise as DePaul’s Eddie McDaniel led the race the entire way. McDaniel was not on the team’s radar coming into the meet, and when Callahan tried to out kick him at the end, there was another gear left in the tank for McDaniel.

“It was a slow race in general, mainly because of the course. I tried to come from behind on (McDaniel),” Callahan said. “I was caught by surprise, and that was why I let him get away from me early because I thought I would be able to catch up to him later on.” Hackett crossed the finish line 19 seconds after Callahan. From the small sample size, coach Mike Nelson is pleased with the transition from a successful track season to the cross-country hills. “This was (Hackett’s) best opener to the season ever,” Nelson said. “He will slowly get better as the season progresses. In years past, he’s been towards the back in the first race. He’s looking pretty strong.” Freshmen Cody Haberkorn and William Hennessy finished together in the race in fifth and sixth place, respectively. There was a drop-off in times after the two freshmen, which led to some underwhelming performances. “We definitely saw some guys who were rusty, and this race was a good rust-buster for

them,” Nelson said. “I think we’ll pick up the pace and run much better in future races. I think we had a few people shellshocked by the pain of racing cross-country.” The women’s field was more competitive than the men’s side with six full teams. Northwestern dominated by placing seven runners in the top 10. Marquette held off Northern Illinois for second place with just a six-point lead in the final standings. Sophomore Elisia Meyle took first place for the women at Alumni Run in August and led the women’s side to the best start to the season in the last three years. She set a new personal best after a very tactical approach to the race. “I stayed near the back of the front pack,” Meyle said. “I kept the leaders in sight at all times. I sat there until halfway through the race and started to make my move.” The freshmen were the story for the women as they continued their impressive work from See NIU Open, page 15


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Sports Calendar

Thursday 13

14 Women’s Volleyball vs. Pacific - 7 p.m.


7:05 p.m. - Milwaukee, Wis.

Men’s Soccer vs. MIchigan – 7:05 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Pittsburgh - 6 p.m.


Men’s Soccer vs. Michigan

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Women’s Volleyball vs. Milwaukee - 7 p.m.

15 Men’s Tennis at Milwaukee - all day


15 Women’s Tennis at Milwaukee - all day


Men’s Soccer at Michigan State - 1:30 p.m.



the facts: The Golden Eagles will play their second straight home game against the Michigan Wolverines after a 5-0-0 start. Michigan started its season with a 2-1 loss to 5th ranked South Florida before winning two of its last three. The Wolverine offense has come up big scoring seven goals in those three matches led by senior midfielder Latif Alashe and defender Kofi Opare’s two goals each. The Wolverines are no stranger to tough competition taking the highly ranked Bulls down to the wire, and Marquette will have its stunning start tested by the Maize and Blue.

Women’s Soccer vs. George Mason - 1 p.m.

New faces set for new season Three freshmen, one transfer student join Coach Bailey’s roster By Trey Killian

The Marquette men’s golf team is trying to reverse its fortunes in 2012-13 after several years of low finishes and overall disappointment. With four new players joining the squad this season, the roster has a fresh look, and with it has come a big energy boost. Freshmen Zach Gaugert, Patrick Sanchez and Nick Nelson and sophomore transfer Jack McKinney have already impressed coach Steve Bailey. Bailey, entering his third season with the program, is excited for what the quartet brings to the Golden Eagles. “I’m really excited about the positive energy these guys have brought to the program so far,” Bailey said. “The new guys have some good resumes and have played really well so far, and it’s pumped up everybody’s game.” That energy was on display this past week as Marquette took part in five rounds of qualifying play including 36 holes

on Saturday to determine the team’s roster for its first tournament this weekend in New York. Gaugert led the team, while senior Ryan Prickette came in second followed by Sanchez. Bailey said the finalized lineup will include some surprises and new faces based on what he saw last week. “We’re going to have our four new guys in the lineup for the first tourney,” Bailey said. “We had two freshmen in our top three this week, but Prickette stayed up there for most of week. It was nice to have our lone senior lead the charge for a pretty good portion of the week.” Prickette said he’s taken a laid-back approach to his last season at Marquette, and despite not getting a lot of time on the greens in over the summer, his attitude has helped get his game started tremendously. “I didn’t get to work on my game very much in the offseason since I worked full time,” Prickette said. “I came in with an open mind and just want to relax and take in my last year, and I feel like that has helped me have a good start.” Prickette added the new players have made a big impression on him and have already improved the team’s depth, which



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Anna Weber, class of 2011

has plagued the team in past seasons. Even though Marquette is hoping to turn things around this year, Prickette said the Golden Eagles are going to focus on simply playing the best golf possible without worrying about any preseason expectations. “We’re at the point now where we are trying to gel as a team with new guys,” Prickette said. “I’m not saying that there aren’t any expectations this year, but we’re trying to ignore the fact that there are expectations and play stress-free golf.” This may be their first season at Marquette, but the new faces bring a lot of experience to the table. McKinney led his Maryville University team in scoring average last season and set the university’s single-round scoring record with a 7-under-par 64. Gaugert was a three-time all state golfer at Waunakee High School where he helped his squad win three straight conference championships. Sanchez has been a member of the Mexico national team for five years, and Nelson was Iowa’s top-ranked prep golfer, according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Bailey said the strong After spending five years as a member of the cross country and track teams at Marquette, Anna Weber graduated in 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and English literature. Weber was a Big East Academic All-Star in her senior year and was a key member of the cross-country team as she finished second for the Golden Eagles in half of the team’s meets. She arrived at Marquette as a top finisher (she finished 12th) at the Indiana State CrossCountry Championship while running for Michigan City High School. During the indoor and outdoor seasons, Weber would run the 3,000-meter and

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Senior Ryan Prickette is starting his final year on the team with a laid-back attitude that has helped him start strong despite a lack of offseason work.

backgrounds of each new golfer has ratcheted up the competition and pushed everyone’s games to a higher level. “The competitiveness these

10,000-meter races. After college, she has extended that distance to at least 13.1 miles by running the Brooklyn Half-Marathon in New York. She finished the race in one hour and 18 minutes. Her finishing time qualified her for the elite development program in the Chicago Marathon, which she will be running on Oct. 7. Weber continues to spend time in the classroom, as she is works on getting her Ph.D in chemistry from Indiana University. She teaches an analytical chemistry class for seniors and now resides in Bloomington, Ind.


guys have brought has been great,” Bailey said. “A lot of the guys who have been here a while now know that their spots are not guaranteed.”


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Tough weekend in N.C. a chance to learn for MU Big test of UNC, Duke shows Golden Eagles have room to grow By Michael LoCicero

started 3-0-1. “We were tested big time,” junior defender Katie Hishmeh said. “We know what we still have to work on and it’s good to play teams like this. It’s a good learning experience.” In the match against North Carolina, Marquette went into halftime down just 1-0 but yielded a goal in the first minute of the second half that Roeders said put the Golden Eagles on their heels. “We played really well in the first half against Carolina, but they make it difficult to put 90 minutes together against them,” Roeders said. Against the Blue Devils, Marquette found itself down 2-0 at halftime and 4-0 in the 72nd minute before finally tallying its first goal of the weekend. Junior midfielder Kate Reigle scored her second goal of the year off a pass from fellow junior Cara Jacobson and junior forward Taylor Madigan scored just three minutes later to make it 4-2. Duke re-inserted many of its starters after that and scored

again in the 80th minute to put the game away, but Roeders was encouraged by how his team continued to fight despite trailing by four goals. “We made some mistakes, but I think the second half against Duke is something we can really build on,” Roeders said. “We had some good individual performances from players who were getting some of their first looks of the year.” Marquette will have to turn the page on last weekend with a road trip to Pittsburgh for the Big East opener on Thursday before taking on George Mason Sunday in its final non-conference match of the season. Hishmeh is confident the team will bounce back after getting beat up in both games. “We got knocked down a few times this weekend,” Hishmeh said. “It makes us more aware of where we are as a team and what we still need to work on, and I have no doubt we will do that.”

Junior defender Katie Hishmeh is confident that the Golden Eagles will bounce back quickly after dropping both of its matches in Durham, N.C.

It was a tough weekend for the Marquette women’s soccer team, but head coach Markus Roeders hopes it will be a learning experience for his team. “We knew what we were getting into, but we have to play these kinds of teams to know where we’re at,” Roeders said. “These are two NCAA championship-caliber teams, and we’re just not there yet.” The Golden Eagles (3-2-1) dropped a 4-0 decision against North Carolina (4-1-1) on Friday evening and lost 5-2 against Duke (6-1-0) Sunday afternoon at the Duke/Nike Invitational in Durham, N.C. It was a far cry from their first four games where Marquette didn’t allow a goal and

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LoCicero: Shymansky’s quick success surprising

Big Time: Three wins in four matches

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falling to UCLA. Shymansky has built this program from the ground up. It has gone through three setters, the heart and soul of its offense, in as many years. Nikki Klingsporn, who was Marquette’s setter in 2009 and 2010 after transferring from Wisconsin-Madison, recorded 2,626 career assists in just two years at Marquette, good for the No. 4 mark in program history. Klingsporn averaged 12.1 assists per set in 2010 and helped the team rank No. 11 nationally in hitting percentage (.288). Shymansky replaced her with freshman Chelsea Heier and all she did was rank No. 2 in program history for a single season with 1,498 assists in 2011, while also being named a 2011 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and the Big East Freshman of the Year. Heier transferred to Santa Clara, closer to her hometown, San Clemente, Calif., but Shymansky didn’t let that bring the team down. Junior Elizabeth Koberstein, a Madison, Wis., native, transferred from Kentucky and is averaging 11.58 assists per set through nine games. She already has 359 assists. If she keeps up that pace, she’ll eclipse 1,000 assists before the regular season ends. Shymansky lost Ashley Beyer, an All-American in 2010, and the hard-hitting Ciara Jones from last year, but hasn’t missed a beat. Sophomore right side Lindsey Gosh, a local product from Oconomowoc, Wis., leads the


7-2 Golden Eagles with 99 kills, with returning All-American Dani Carlson right on her heels with 91. The program already has six All-Americans in three years under Shymansky’s tutelage. It had a whopping two selections in 34 years before his arrival. Marquette was predicted to finish second in the Big East, behind Louisville. With the Big East Tournament returning to Milwaukee, the Golden Eagles have a chance to win their first Big East Championship in history and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. And with 10 of 17 players on its roster from Wisconsin, Shymansky has made Marquette a staple at the top of the Big East with local talent. It hurts to admit you’re wrong, but in this case, I couldn’t be happier.

I still have more confidence to gain, especially when it comes to my serving.” Lehman also feels that her confidence is soaring. “As a freshman, the girls build up my confidence a lot, which helps me get through the game,” Lehman said. “They say, ‘keep swinging, keep going’, and that’s really where my confidence comes from to be a

dominating hitter.” Shymansky’s team showed improvement in big moments in the four matches. The players absorbed a third set defeat on Friday night and knocked off Michigan in four sets. “The mentality that we’re making as a championship level team is to not take anybody for granted,” Shymansky said, “but most importantly not take

ourselves for granted. We know we have to give our best effort every single point we’re playing out there.” The gritty performances by Marquette displayed its readiness to take the next step as a program. “We don’t care,” Shymansky said. “We don’t care if you’re ranked or unranked – we want to beat you.”

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NIU Open: Three freshmen in fastest 10 the Alumni Run. There were three freshmen among Marquette’s fastest 10 runners, with Molly Hanson finishing ninth in the meet with a time of 18:22, which was just 1:20 behind Audrey Huth, the winner from Northwestern. There was only a 31-second

split between Marquette’s top finisher and its fifth runner. Thirteen women ran for the Golden Eagles on Friday, and all of them are back to full health at practice. Nelson hopes to have the entire squad racing at the Greater Louisville Classic in Kentucky.

Up next on the schedule for Marquette is the National Catholic Championship this weekend, where they will take on conference rivals Notre Dame and DePaul in South Bend, Ind.


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Sjoberg, Pothast huge part of opening win streak Defensive duo key to historic 5-0-0 start for men’s soccer squad By Matt Trebby

A year removed from Marquette’s most successful season in men’s soccer history, they are off to their second 5-0-0 start in history and are nationally ranked for the first time under head coach Louis Bennett. At the core of the team’s success has been the new defensive pairing of freshman John Pothast and redshirt freshman Axel Sjoberg. The duo has played a large role in keeping four consecutive clean sheets and are conceding fewer and fewer chances as the season progresses. Sjoberg only started three games last season before breaking his foot in the third game against Western Illinois, which the Golden Eagles disposed of 3-0 last Saturday. Pothast has never played at the college level before, but with his 6-foot-7 defensive partner has adjusted well to the style of play. “Because we’re very system oriented, the position they have to play, they’ve been able to weave their flavor in doing it,” Bennett said. “They both can recognize when things are right and aren’t so right, and then put it right.” Both Pothast and Sjoberg have started all five games this season for Marquette, which hasn’t conceded a goal since the 70th minute of the season’s first game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The defensive pairing for the Golden Eagles only started training together at the start of August, and has had a little over a month to adjust to each other’s play. Sjoberg was slotted in the Golden Eagles’ starting line-up in the center of defense last season before his injury and recovered in time to have a great summer, being named the USL Premier Development League Defender of the Year while playing for the Thunder Bay Chill. Pothast was ranked as the 54th best player in the high school class of 2012 by College Soccer News. Both may be a bit inexperienced, but they’ve been able to mesh well together quickly. “It’s a new relationship we’ve been building,” Sjoberg said. “In the beginning it may not have been working perfectly. Maybe that’s why we gave up two goals against UWM. We’ve gotten to know each other much better over the course of time.” At 6-foot-7, Sjoberg is one of the tallest players on the field, and one of the tallest most will ever see. Pothast thoroughly enjoys being able to play with the Sweden native, noting it’s nice to know there’s someone next to him who will not have any trouble being a physical force like Sjoberg. “You feel comfortable with a big guy like that next to you who won’t let people push him around,” Pothast said. “It’s always nice to have a taller guy next to you who can rough people up.” Junior defensive midfielder Eric Pothast already has three goals this season, all coming

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Freshman defender John Pothast has helped Marquette’s solid back line carry the team to a national ranking.

from set piece situations. At 6-foot-3, Eric, John, and Sjoberg combine to make one of the most difficult match-ups on corner and free kicks in the country. Bennett loves having that aspect to his team’s attack and thinks it can make preparing for the Golden Eagles very difficult.

“If you scout us and if you don’t do a good job you may say ‘They’re a set piece team,’” Bennett said. “But we also score goals from regular play. If you don’t pay attention to him, there will be two or three other guys sniffing around to get those opportunistic goals.”

With games against Big Ten teams Michigan and Michigan State on Friday and Sunday, the team’s streak of consecutive clean sheets will be tested. But, through five games, it’s evident that scoring against Marquette’s defensive tandem will not be any easy task.

Core of veterans will lead way in Classic

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Junior Logon Collins thinks the Golden Eagles will improve due to the return of much of last year’s team, and experience abounds on the roster.

Collins, Tehrani will be main focus of opening weekend By Kyle Doubrava

This weekend’s Milwaukee Tennis Classic will be Marquette’s first chance at competition this fall, and the Golden Eagles are ready to hit the ground running. Marquette will be one of four

men’s teams playing in the tournament at The Town Club in Fox Point, Wis., beginning Friday, and it will be a chance for coaches to evaluate their veterans’ improvement and their freshmen’s incoming skill set. Men’s coach Steve Rodecap is ready to see what his players can do now that many of them have some familiarity playing at the college level. “This year our sophomore class has a year under them, and two of our returning players will be juniors

this year,” Rodecap said. “I expect them to get over the young issues they had last year and be ready to be more consistent on match days, which will really be key for this group.” Rodecap said experience was an issue last year and that it had an impact on the team’s performance at times. With several returning players this fall, Rodecap believes that the sophomores this year are ready to make the maturity jump and help incoming players adjust. “The biggest thing is we have a returning group that has a lot more experience now,” Rodecap said. “Last season was a lot of inexperience and people trying to find their way, but I thought our talent level was really good and that we were competing at a really high level.” The two freshmen on the roster, Gleb Sklyr and Javier Varela Hernani, will be closely watched, particularly in this weekend’s tournament. Sophomore Cameron Tehrani is hoping they can make an immediate impact. “We expect a lot out of them,” Tehrani said. “We expect them to come out, show up, compete, play well and play hard. It’s their first event so there’s always room for a little error, but we expect a lot out of them this year.” Junior Logon Collins is eager to see how far this year’s team can go with the depth it has. Collins said one of the team’s

advantages will be its chemistry, which is especially important in tennis since it runs throughout most of the academic year. “We have most of the team coming back, so we’ll have great team chemistry and we’ll be really deep this year,” Collins said. “All the guys know coach’s expectations, so I think we’ll be doing well.” The fall is used as a tune-up for the major matches in the spring, but Rodecap has no plans to ease up on the accelerator. “We’re going to try and get guys in uncomfortable situations, playing in spots they might never have played in before,” Rodecap said. “The whole bottom line with the fall is we need to be the best team come Jan. 19 when we play Notre Dame. You have to hammer home how important it is to win matches at this level.” Collins welcomes the challenge and hopes it plays to his advantage. The junior’s goal this season is to become ranked in singles play, and he would like to see the team become a force at the national level. “I want the team to be ranked, so I think we’re all going to have to make a statement,” Collins said. “Every team, we’re going to have to beat and try to make a statement.” Other men’s teams competing in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic are Wisconsin, Ball State and DePaul. Marquette’s first match will be a doubles match Friday against Wisconsin at 11 a.m.

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