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New freshmen program facilitates learning By Erin Trester Staff Writer
Kate Cline photo Ethan Paquin, Associate Professor of Humanities, hopes that learning communities will help students think critically and connect the learning to the curriculum.
This fall Medaille is finally putting to test a project that has been in the making for years. All freshmen have or will be involved with the new learning communities. “Employers really want to see people who can think critically, communicate well, and connect the dots,” said Dr. Brad Hollingshead, Associate Dean for Foundational Learning and Assessment. “These learning communities have stretched back to 1999 and started out involving only provisionally permitted students who were involved to add some extra support to make sure they succeeded academically. However, in 2005 is really when they became full-blown classes,” said Hollingshead. Instead of having separate classes and only focusing on one class at a time the classes connect to one another which can help students in the long run he said. “The learning communities really encourage students to connect their learning with the entire curriculum and not see each course as its own discrete entity that you just jump through that hoop and get it out of the way and move on,” said Hollingshead. Two professors who are part of the learning communities really stick by that idea and are incorporating it in their classes. The learning
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community between Ethan Paquin, Associate Professor for the Humanities department, and Jerry Erion, Associate Professor for the Humanities Department, will be one to watch. “The over arching theme is Discourse in the Age of Technology,” said Paquin. The intent of the course seems to be to get students to think about how much they rely on technology. “Perhaps our world is too fast, perhaps things are too big, and there’s too much going on that our quality of life is suffering; we tend to value
the quantitative over the qualitative,” said Paquin. Communities are intended to help students connect their classes and hopefully think more vitally about not only what’s going on in class, but the world around them. “Our learning community will hopefully cause students to slow down and think critically about the values that shape our world,” said Paquin. Making students think critically and slow See Learning on Page 6
College extends its community outreach with multiple new partnerships By Ashlea Browning Staff Writer Medaille College has jumped in with both feet this year, to a world of opportunities for students and faculty. Numerous new partnerships have been established and are either already in motion on campus or will be coming into fruition throughout the first semester. Not only will some of the new partnerships benefit current undergraduate and graduate students, but by being more active in the community, this move is intended to get the college’s name out there and to help to maintain the student base. A new addition to the Medaille
campus this year is the Arts in Education Institute, which held an open house with NYS Senator Bill Stachowski to showcase their new location at 121 Humboldt Ave. The Institute also announced the receipt of a $60,000 New York State Legislative Initiative Grant, secured by Sen. Stachowski, to aid in integrating dance, music, theater, architecture and art into the educational curriculum. “Our mission to use handson and active arts experiences to enhance learning is a key in helping students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills,” said Jackie Albarella, executive director of the Arts in Education Institute. “By connecting the arts to the curriculum, we provide unique
learning experiences in rural, urban and suburban schools.” “Arts in Education Institute has teaching artists in over 200 schools,” said Mary Ellen Mulvey, Senior Director of Instructional Support and Community Partnerships, about the benefits of having the Institute located here on campus. “That alone is going to provide all kinds of opportunities for our students.” Next year, the AIE Institute plans to have the Lincoln Center workshop here, out of New York City, in which teachers from all over the state will attend. “Not only do they offer direct opportunities to our students to go into schools See Partnerships on Page 6
Devon Ross photo Beth Donahue Templeton, Director of Artistic Learning, and Jackie Albarella, Executive Director of Arts in Education, unpack in their new office at 121 Humboldt. Arts in Education is one of the many new community partnerships that Medaille recently announced.
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SHAWN ARRAJJ News Editor
MEGAN FITZGERALD Editor-in-Chief
Senior shares lessons learned with incoming class
Earlier this month, I participated in Medaille’s Welcome Weekend festivities as a freshman orientation leader. Even though I’m beginning my senior year, it still seems like just yesterday that I was in the opposite position – a freshman, experiencing my first weekend as a college student, meeting new friends and adjusting to a brand new life. It’s hard to believe just how fast time has gone by, but in the three years that have passed, I’ve learned a number of things that might be helpful for incoming freshmen (or any students, really) to know. Don’t be afraid to try new things. I was an undeclared major as a freshman, and I had not even considered becoming a communications major. I thought I knew that I wanted to study psychology, education or business. It wasn’t until I began writing for the newspaper that I realized communications was the only place for me to be. I never would have discovered that interest if I had ruled it out completely. Get involved. Going out every night and sleeping in every day may sound like fun, but it’s getting involved that will really help you meet new people on campus. Besides that, you need to be proactive about your college experience. You want your resume to impress prospective employers, don’t you? As you get closer to graduation,- you’ll realize that being active in clubs, athletics, and internships is what will set you apart from the thousands of other college graduates you’ll be competing against. Get organized. No one is there to remind you to do your homework. In order to be successful, you have to work on your organizational skills and your time management skills. Write down the things you need to get done. Put them in your Blackberry. Do whatever it takes to keep yourself on your game. Have fun. Continually meet new people. Set goals for yourself. Get to know your professors. Exercise. Hold doors for people. Go to class! Take advantage of opportunities. Smile. Don’t lose sight of the reason you’re here. Enjoy every moment, because believe me, four years will go fast.
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Travel spurs student growth
Take advantage of your youth to experience the fruits of the world One of the most rewarding things a student can experience during the college years, or the time between graduation and getting a job, is traveling. There are few times in life where getting up, qutting a job/ taking time off, and heading to a completely foreign place is a manageable option. Take advantage of this opportunity while it is available, because it may become significantly more difficult to arrange a trip later on in life when one has a full-time job among many other important committments. There’s a lot out there to experience, and introducing oneself to a new and different culture can
prove to be incredibly beneficial to one’s own development. It is impossible to explain just how much the world has to offer in this tiny space in a newspaper, but one may get some idea from several of the articles in this issue about the international exploits of Medaille’s own students and staff. Traveling is something that everyone writes on their to-do lists, but doens’t always get around to -- something that remains in the back of your mind while you continue to go through the normal rountine, day in and day out. To some it may seem like too complicated of an ordeal to organize so they just put it off. Others get too caught up in what’s going
on around them to even realize that there is an entire world out there. If you’re feeling trapped by your own committments, traveling may in fact be one of the best ways to clear your head and remind you how great life can be if you put some effort into enjoying yourself. There will always be time to travel when you’re old and gray, but experiencing the world when you’re young and adventurous can be an unforgettable persuit. All students should at least consider the possibility of traveling some place far and foreign even if it’s just for a week during the summer. If you don’t, you could end up regretting it.
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“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.” - Frederick Douglass
I spend too much time on the Internet. Between researching, reading articles, watching videos, playing games and networking, I’ve reached the point where I don’t need much more than laptop with a wireless connection to pass the time. Yet still, there are some seemingly commonplace things that people do online that I could never picture myself doing. When it comes to making friends over the Internet, I can understand why it’s appealing to some. It allows you to essentially travel all over the world finding people who share your interests and then develop a relationship with them. I, however, have avoided the experience almost entirely. You could probably chalk it up to trust issues -- or in other words, I’m just too skeptical of the things people do and say online. When I read entries at Postsecret.com, I can’t shake the suspicion that they’re all made up, that the secrets and the people telling them don’t actually exist. They’re just the product of someone’s imagination. When I see a video on Youtube of some kid freaking out because his World of Warcraft account got cancelled, I can’t help but think it’s been staged. Similarly, when I’m talking to someone I don’t know online, I can’t shake the suspicion that they aren’t who they say they are. I’m not talking about the forty year old man pretending to be a teenager, either. Most people behave differently online than they do in real life. I’ve noticed it with my friends and I’ve noticed with myself, and it bugs me. A lot of us do it without realizing it. The meek may act bolder online. The cowardly can act tough. It’s so easy that few people can deny the temptation to make the online version of themselves more interesting than who they really are. It becomes difficult if not impossible to distinguish what or who is authentic. For this reason, I doubt that I’ll ever be able to take an online relationship with someone seriously. There are too many interesting people I know in real life for this option to ever draw me in, even if I’m the only person left.
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Additional practices would strengthen Medaille’s commitment to going green
DEVON ROSS Staff Writer I don’t know about everyone else, but as far as ‘going green’ is concerned, I tend to believe it’s more than just recycling and carpooling -- it’s an entire lifestyle. The recycling bins and electronic billing are a start but there is still more that we, as a college, can do. E-billing is more of a move into modern technology. Since little to no paper is involved in e-billing, it also has the benefit of being eco-friendly. In addition, the small change of adding recycling bins around the campus actually
has the possibility of creating a profit. I have heard that in most cases a green lifestyle actually costs money. Does the fact that we can turn a profit off of this hint that we may not be doing enough to go green? Not exactly – going green doesn’t have to mean going broke, at least not for Medaille. Here is a simple idea: instead of a gigantic air conditioner in the lounge, how about just propping the door open? This will use less energy, cost less and I’m sure the people will no longer feel like ice cubes at the computers. Another simple change is shutting off the busses. Why not shut down the bus while it for waits
ten minutes as people get on? It will save gas and reduce harmful emissions. While we’re saving energy, why not shut off the computers? Not all the computers in the labs have to be on at all times. At least not the monitors; just shut them off and save energy. It may take time to turn back on but that’s only thirty seconds of your time. Going green is a commitment; it doesn’t have to be a reason to cut back. Going green makes a profit, a profit that I’m sure we could all use in some way or another. We’re well on our way to a green campus but there is still more that we can do.
Mavs Mouth Off How has swine flu affected your daily routine? compiled by Matt Klubek
Dan Jackson I use hand sanitizer more than I used to. I don’t touch my face as often and I wash my hands frequently.
Honestly, it really hasn’t affected me that much. I wash my hands a little more often.
People are getting annoying . Everyone is panicking about something that is not as serious as it seems.
It hasn’t affected my daily routine.
It hasn’t affected anything I do.
Using hand sanitizer is key.
The Female Orgasm had a huge turnout and was enjoyable for students, despite being scheduled on the same night as the Buffalo Bills season opener.
Medaille is taking necessary precautions in case the college needs to shut down. BbVista allows teachers to post their lectures online and will enable students to finish out the semester.
STEPHANIE GEMMATI Asst. News Editor Recently, a taxpayer funded organization, ACORN, has been faulted with helping a pimp and a prostitute buy a house and operate an illegal enterprise, all while keeping it hidden from the government. ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate-income families supposedly working together for social justice and stronger communities. However, it seems as if they are helping more than low and moderate-income families. Recently a man and woman visited ACORN's Baltimore office undercover, disguised as a pimp and prostitute. The couple asked about buying a house and how to account on tax forms for the woman's income. The couple pretended to be having trouble buying a house due to their career choices, which are obviously illegal. Two ACORN employees showed true customer service and went above and beyond to show this couple just how to get what they wanted while scamming the American government. An ACORN employee advised
the women to not list her occupation as a prostitute but instead as a “performance artist.” The couple also claimed they planned to employ teenage girls from Central America as prostitutes and an ACORN employee suggested that up to three of the girls could be claimed as dependents, as a way for the couple to earn more money on their tax returns. They also proposed the idea of purchasing work related objects, such as clothes for the women and condoms, as “tax exempt.” The alleged pimp and prostitute were as shocked as American citizens by the ACORN employees’ helpfulness and cooperation. Even more astounding is the fact that ACORN, a group that is under investigation for voter registration fraud, is eligible to receive billions of dollars in aid from the economic stimulus package. The government needs to think twice before allowing ACORN to be eligible for the billions of dollars outlined in the stimulus plan. If they agree to still supporting this organization then perhaps they should be more selective and hire honest employees who will allow the organization to function in a helpful yet legal manner. OPINION
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Emilee Yormick I Lysol my apartment to rid the germs and I wash my hands every five seconds. H1N1 will not get me!
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I wash my hands numerous times throughout the day. Don’t cough on people.
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Campus shuttles can accommodate a variety of student needs
BRIANNA BAUGH Staff Writer I’ve noticed something that seems to take place at other colleges in the area, but doesn’t really happen at Medaille. I’m from Buffalo, but not everyone who attends Medaille is, so they don’t have knowledge of the area. The school provides us with all zone bus passes, which are appreciated, but not everyone knows how to use the NFTA bus routes and train station. As a former campus resident I feel as if my paid tuition and room and board costs would have been more worth it if the campus shuttles took students to grocery stores and other special needs stores weekly. This would be incredibly useful for resident students who are not familiar with the Buffalo area. There are no major shopping plazas in walking distance of the campus other than the University
q Students in the residence halls are still unable to connect to the internet on a regular basis.
Plaza, which is still a three-stop train ride. Riding the train may be confusing or intimidating to a student who has never done it before. Having shuttle access through the school would benefit a resident student who is unfamiliar with the Buffalo area. A shuttle would also be good for safety reasons. A student riding around on the train or a bus in a city that they don’t know well could be dangerous. Anything could happen – a student could get jumped, robbed, harassed, etc. A shuttle service would make students more comfortable traveling, knowing that they’re with Medaille employees and other students. They won’t have to fear anything bad that could happen. I’m not sure if having a shuttle would be cost effective, but isn’t our safety more important in this situation?
q Traffic on the 33 and the 198 is always congested and backed up. It got even worse when the 198 to the 33 was closed on September 25.
Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009 OPINION
CHRIS MUSIAL Lifestyles Editor
When each one of us got back to school this year, we saw some of the new changes that went on during the summer. Everyone received an e-mail saying what was new and how the faculty and staff are making Medaille a better place. Well I am so happy to see these great changes, but do we really need these? This e-mail made me think, and what I have come up with is this: the economy is at an all time low and money is tight all over the country. So why are we spending money on landscaping? Don’t get me wrong or anything, the landscaping looks beautiful, but were these changes something that needed to be done? If we are spending our money on lawn care, then where is the rest of our money we are paying to the school going? Hasn’t tuition for students gone up? So why do
On campus improvements do not take the place of lost staff members we keep spending money on landscaping and not on jobs? We cut some very important people here at Medaille and now those positions are empty and other workers are ordered to pick up the slack. We have seen job cuts here before but were these cuts necessary? I see Medaille as the United States of America. Now everybody reading this is probably thinking that I am very crazy, but actually it’s very true. I will explain this with three reasons. First: job cuts. We are raising the price of just about everything on campus and we are cutting jobs. So let me ask you this: where is all are money going? Second: domestic affairs. We have a great campus. I think if we put a little time and effort into it we could make this a state of the art campus. I think the administrators of the campus need to come down and sit in class and see what is going on and see what
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needs to be done. I myself would really like to see an Internet connection that works day in and day out. Third: foreign affairs. We have problems here on campus so we need to take care of them before the campus starts to move overseas. I think the idea of having campuses overseas is great but Medaille College is just not ready. I probably have made some people mad and others happy to hear that someone is voicing their opinion about how the money is spent. I guess my whole point in writing this article is to ask the administrators and deans of this college to really tell us what is going on. There are many rumors going on all around. We want to know which ones are true and which ones are false. I myself want to know how my money is being spent and how it could be better spent for me to get a better education.
are walking through the lot on their way to class, but that’s OK – they’re collateral. They should have seen you coming. Right? Be precise when attempting to hunt down the best parking spot. Make sure that instead of looking ahead to see where you’re driving, you look to your right and left to see if there are any spots open in the rows you’re not currently driving in. Once you hone in on the perfect spot (any spot open after 9:30 AM) make sure you gun it so that the other cars, buzzing around the lot like vultures, don’t score the spot before you do. Now I guess that everyone could slow down when looking for a parking spot, make sure they don’t side swipe other cars as they swing into an open spot, and carefully open their doors as to not dent up their neighbor’s car… but where’s the fun in that?
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Last week in the Medaille College parking lot I was hunted by a lion! OK so it wasn’t a lion, and I wasn’t really hunted, but still the parking lot is not a place to let down your guard. It is a place that requires focus, precision, and most importantly a parking pass. Focus on the task at hand. When entering the Medaille College lot it is a good idea to put all cell phones, iPods, mp3’s away, return your seat to the upright position and place that morning cup of coffee back into its holder. You’re going to need both hands on the wheel from here on in. As you come around from behind the South dorms make sure you pick up speed and fly around the corner to ensure you are that much closer to getting the elusive parking spot. Now, you may almost hit some students who
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National H1N1 outbreak prompts College to plan By Shawn Arrajj News Editor The H1N1 virus, originally referred to as “swine flu,” was proven to be a legitimate concern when roughly 2,600 students at Washington State University developed flu-like symptoms after classes began on August 24. More cases have developed since then, forcing many colleges to temporarily cease operations, and leaving many more to consider what they need to do to prepare for a possible emergency situation. Cornell University is one such college that has been hit hard by H1N1 – 520 students were diagnosed with influenza-type symptoms with one ultimately dying of complications related to the H1N1 virus. Medaille College, about 150 miles away from Cornell, has recently put together an emergency plan in the event of an outbreak. Dr. Judith Horowitz, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, has been working on the emergency plan committee, Medaille Interrupt, since the beginning of summer. The committee works to ensure that, if the school does have to close down for an extended period of time, it will continue to offer services to students and that classes will not be cancelled. “We didn’t think it would be fair to stop teaching,” said Horowitz. “We felt we had an obligation to teach these students no matter what.” Cancelling classes, she said, would likely lead to many disruptions for students, including delays in graduation. “We had to identify how to continue the cycle of teaching and learning,” said Horowitz. The committee arranged a system to make sure that, if the college closes, classes and services will continue to be offered online. Throughout August and September, all faculty members – full-time and adjuncts across all three campuses – were trained
Jordan Gracie photo In light of the recent H1N1 scare, students are encouraged to wash their hands often.
to use BbVista. The training, according to Horowitz, involved a lot of teamwork. Medaille’s IT department, as well as any faculty who knew how to use BbVista, trained those who didn’t. “It was a really wonderful team effort from every area on the committee,” said Horowitz. “There’s a real commitment here to the students, which is reflected by the fact that every faculty member was more than willing to cooperate with what we were asking them to do. It’s a testament to how important the students actually are to this faculty.” Faculty members have uploaded their syllabi to BbVista, and are now able to post assignments and have discussions with students online. “Faculty are absolutely ready to serve you,” said Horowitz. “They’ll know how to do this if needed.” In addition, the IT department has been working to make sure that college offices, such as Financial Aid, the library, registrars, etc. all have access to the files they need to continue to offer services online. “It’s been incredibly smooth. People from IT, Public Safety, the Medaille faculty and representatives from all three campuses were really willing to consider what needed to be done to prepare for an emergency,” said Horowitz. “Nobody wants to see us
have to use this plan, but if we do, students will know that they won’t just be out of luck for two months. They can continue to study.” It’s not just Medaille employees working together to ensure we are prepared though. Ron Christopher, Director of Public Safety and one of the initial members of Medaille Interrupt, has been working with the public safety offices of other area colleges as well. “Whenever we have an emergency issue, I reach out to the public safety offices at other campuses,” said Christopher. “They share their information with us, and if we have information, we’ll share it with them.” “Nobody does this in a vacuum,” he said. “Everybody helps each other because, if something does happen, we know that we are all going to be helping each other anyway.” Christopher said he feels secure about Medaille’s emergency plan. “I think there have been a lot of very well-educated people to help put this together,” he said. Be Safe but Don’t Panic Symptoms of the H1N1 virus are very similar to general influenza, according to Marsha Glose, nurse, and Director of the Student Health Center. The most prominent symptoms include a body temperature of
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over 100 degrees, coughing and a sore throat. Other symptoms are congestion, a stuffy or runny nose, achiness and fatigue. “The only way to really tell H1N1 from general influenza is to have lab tests done,” said Glose. “The treatment of H1N1 and the general flu are very similar. Instead of doing the lab tests, which don’t provide results for about seven to ten days, doctors have found that they can treat H1N1 patients like patients with the general flu,” she said. Glose recommends students with influenza-type symptoms to either call or e-mail her, or to schedule an appointment to be checked out by a doctor at the Health Services office. “Many people just need to selfisolate – to stay away from others, take some Tylenol or Ibuprofen, and just relax, eat well and wait for it all to pass,” Glose said. She noted that once a student is fever-free for over 24 hours, (without the help of any medication) they have likely gotten over the illness. While some cases of the H1N1 virus are actually less severe than the general flu, underlying medical conditions, such as pregnancy, asthma, diabetes, and anything that may lower one’s immune system, can complicate things, requiring those affected to use additional medication. The H1N1 virus, which affects mostly those between the ages of five and 24, is currently more widespread in the southeast United States. However, according to Glose, there is a good chance that it will migrate north. “As we move into fall and winter, we will probably see some more cases around here,” she said. “Students need to keep in mind that they should not panic, but they also need to make sure that they are washing their hands, following respiratory etiquette, and avoiding sick people. They should also consider talking to their doctor about whether or not they should get a flu shot.”
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SWINE FLU Prevent
• Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often. • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent bacteria from spreading to those areas. • Follow respiratory etiquette by coughing or sneezing into your elbow. • Don’t reuse tissues. • Get enough sleep. • Eat fruits and vegetables. • Get enough fluids. • Maintain a safe, six-foot distance from sick people.
• Sign up for Medaille alerts at www.medaille.edu/alert to receive notification via e-mail or text message about any kind of emergency that affects the campus. • Log onto BbVista and make sure you can access your instructor’s syllabus for each of your classes.
• The H1N1 virus is spread through coughing or sneezing by people with the influenza. You can also become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching your mouth or nose. • Symptoms of H1N1 include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. People have also reported diarrhea and vomiting. • People infected with H1N1 can infect others from 1 day before getting sick to 5 - 7 days after. This can be longer for some people, especially children and people with weakened immune systems.
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Partnerships will provide opportunities to become well known as ‘Buffalo’s College’ Partnerships from Page 1
Kate Cline photo Students are engaged and learning how to think critically while exploring the role that technology plays in their lives and the lives of those around them.
Learning Communities create a sense of continuity in class Learning from Page 1 down is no easy task. Requiring many hours of work, discussions, and planning, organizing this learning community has become something even bigger than the two profs imagined. “Ethan and I had to share reading recommendations, talk a lot, and think about how we were going to structure the courses so that they reinforce one another,” said Erion. “More than anything, it’s a lot of talking and listening.” Their hard work must be paying off. Tiffany Scherrer, a freshman vet tech/ bio major said, “The
learning communities provoke us to think and to respond better in our classes.” Margaret Cassaday, also a freshmen vet tech major said, “There’s a sense of continuity between the classes, and it’s not where you learn something in one class and an entire different thing in another. The professors tie the classes together which makes it so much easier.” These learning communities have given students a new perspective on how to look at classes. All classes can be interconnected some way.
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with them and to be interns but they also bring a lot of other people to our campus and give us a lot of exposure in school districts across Western New York,” said Mulvey. Another new partner this year, Music Is Art, or MiA, will also call 121 Humboldt its new home this November. MiA was founded by Medaille alumnus, and founding member of the Goo Goo Dolls, Robby Takac. The program’s goal is to gain student appreciation of the various potentials of music, as well as the entrepreneurial opportunities within the field. “Music is Art has programs in the schools and offers a lot of opportunities for kids to learn about the business of music, so there’s a lot of internship possibilities there for our students,” said Mulvey. MiA will also be assisting Medaille with another partnership, the Buffalo City School District’s “Riverside Project.” MiA seeks to provide an array of programming to the partnership, with a concentration on entrepreneurship within the context of music and music education. The Riverside Institution of Technology is going to undergo complete renovation, much like other Buffalo city schools have been over the past few years. It will reopen in September, 2010, as a high school with a lighted football field, artificial turf and an all-weather track as well as the addition of three different learning academies for health care, finance and entrepreneurship. “Medaille’s role is entrepreneurship and we’re also the connector across the other academies,” said Mulvey. “ We’re going to provide training in learning communities, we’re going to offer supplemental instruction
and tutoring, we’re going to offer some college courses to be taught in high school, we’re going to be putting together an advisory board for the school, we’re going to offer professional development opportunities for the staff at the school, and we’re going to provide service learning opportunities for the Riverside students, which will allow them to get out in to businesses and organizations and see what it’s like.” Another partnership Medaille was able to add this year is the Kaleidoscope Theater Productions. Kaleidoscope relocated to our campus from Canisius College after being pressured to leave over controversy from a play they did called “Polish Joke.” But Canisius’ loss is Medaille’s gain and the group is looking forward to the new location as well. “We had other opportunities to go to different theaters that have full theaters,” said Keith Wharton, Managing Director of Kaleidoscope. “The energy at Medaille and their dedication to the community and to Buffalo is just unbelievable and we’re excited to be there.” “They moved very quickly to accommodate our curtain up appearance of ‘I Hate Hamlet’” said Wharton. The first show of the season will run from September 11 - 26 and is completely free to Medaille students. Two additional productions have been slated this season as well, one in January and another in June. “They have built a stage to lay over our stage,” said Mulvey, “and that bigger stage will be available to our Music & Drama Club to use for their productions. And anything that Kaleidoscope has, like props and costumes, we can conceivably benefit from.” The National Federation for Just
Communities (NFJC) will begin hosting their Urban-Suburban Student Council here monthly, which includes high school students from all over Western NY. “They’re very active in social justice and I think we need to explore ways that we can get our students involved,” explained Mulvey about the benefits of having them meet here. Medaille has also partnered with the Northwest Buffalo Community Center beginning this year. “We’re working out arrangements for our students to go over there and do service learning,” said Mulvey. “They have all kinds of services there and serve a wide variety of people, so there are a wide variety of opportunities for our kids to be involved with the community right there. And it’s not far away.” The Center has always wanted a college partner, according to Mulvey, and has said that different colleges call every year but never actually do anything. “I think that the opportunities are huge there and that we’re only limited by our imaginations,” Mulvey continued. “With all these partnerships we are multiplying our opportunities for grants because now we have a lot of partners who may be eligible to apply for a grant and then we can apply with them as their partner,” said Mulvey. “We’re really leveraging resources… we’re bringing in these things that can help us expand our offerings.” “We’re giving our students a lot of opportunities and enriching their academic experience…,” said Mulvey, “We’ve enlarged our presence in the community. People who didn’t know about us, know about us now… We’re showing the Buffalo community that we mean it when we say we’re ‘Buffalo’s college’.”
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Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
Medaille focuses on change
Students return to find much work completed around campus By Katie Vanderwerken Staff Writer Most students were eager to get back to school to see old friends that they missed over the summer break; many were sad that they had to return to school, as the “unofficial” end of summer approached. While everyone was hanging out at beaches, visiting with old friends from high school and/or working to save money for this upcoming year, Medaille College was preparing for the return of its students by improving and changing the campus. Many may have already noticed the updated technology in some of the classrooms where smartboards have replaced white-boards. In addition to the improvement of the technology, there are also some “new classrooms” on the first floor of the Main Building. The Alumni Room was divided into two rooms which are now both used for teaching. Other smaller changes include the blinds in the Sullivan Center, steps by the Public Safety building, and the stairwell doors of Main that now have windows, which will ideally help keep students from unwittingly knocking into each other. Landscaping work has also been done around the campus. Right off of the quad, under the trees, they have included a new bench area. Nate Marton, Director of Operations at Medaille, said that he particularly likes the new landscaping and the bench. In addition air conditioning units have been added to the M310 computer lab and the weight room. As for future and current changes on campus, the fourth floor of Main Building is currently being renovated. The fourth floor academic commons, which should
Shawn Arrajj photo The fourth floor lounge is currently on track to be completed by mid-October. The new lounge will offer both resident and commuter students a place to study and hang out.
Chris Musial photo One of the many campus improvements that was made this summer is the addition of a walkway from the main entrance of the college to the houses on Humboldt Parkway.
be completed in the middle of October, will be another place for students and faculty to meet with each other and is intended to enrich student life on campus. However, the rumors that a Tim Horton’s is going to be installed are false, according to Marton. There will not be a Tim Horton’s. There will be a coffee bar of some sort but that will not take away from the Chartwells stand in the bottom of South building,” he said. The school is also trying to put together a student success center, which will be combine advisement, the academic skills center, disabilities and other supports areas. Courtney Kerwin, junior elementary education major is looking forward to more upcoming changes this year. “I think they are all very positive changes and the changes happening here at Medaille are only the beginning of many more to come,” She said.
“We are always working on improving Medaille College. It’s a 24-hour-a-day job, but there needs to be a balance to meet all campus needs.” - NATE MARTON Director of Operations
Lauren Dunkle, a sophomore sports management major said, “It’s a good start but there is still more to improve on,” when asked her opinions about the changes on campus. There will still be more improvements and changes that will be occurring around the campus the rest of the school year, Nathan Marton said. “We are always working on improving Medaille College… it’s a 24 hour a day job, but there needs to be a balance to meet all campus needs.”
Fourth floor lounge project remains on schedule By Shawn Arrajj News Editor The process of renovating the fourth floor of Main Building is going smoothly according to Director of Operations, Nate Marton. The planned completion date for the project is set at early to mid-October. “We were bound to run into some hang-ups along the way, but we’re on track with everything,” said Marton. The current plan for the fourth floor is for it to be turned into an “academic commons,” said Marton. “We’re hoping that this provides another much needed space where students, staff and faculty can go to just interact and converse casually with each other between classes,” he said. The new lounge is designed to have plenty of casual seating, a snack bar, restrooms and a fireplace for students to gather around. It will also act as a café, with coffee available. On September 10 the college
installed a camera in the lounge to film the construction process and broadcast the footage online. Students can tune in to get an update on the renovations at www. medaillenews.com/4th-floorrenovation-project/. “Working while school is in session allows students to actually see what’s going on and stay up to date on the progress as the lounge is being completed,” said Marton. Jason Perri, Director of Residence Life, thinks the new space will benefit both resident and commuter students. “The location is ideal to foster learning outside the classroom, as students will be able to engage one another in discussions, form study groups and work on class projects,” said Perri. “It is a gorgeous space with fantastic views and I can see students gravitating to it.” In addition to the video footage, students can also view more photographs of the underconstruction fourth floor by going to www.flickr.com/photos/ medaille/sets and clicking on “Fourth Floor Construction.”
Position changes, program growth and reorganization reflected in new faces By Morgan Rago Staff Writer With the restructuring of departments there have been new additions to the staff and faculty at Medaille. Some are due to people leaving for other positions and some reflect program growth. Leah Feroleto is a new graduate assistant in the student involvement center. Feroleto’s job includes assisting in the program development of the emerging leaders program and the new True Blue and Gold Leadership Program. Feroleto co-advises the Student Government Association with the director and coordinator of student activities. “I am attracted to Medaille’s potential. With such a rich history and an exciting future, I feel it is an ideal place to grow not only for students, but for myself as well,” said Feroleto. She participates in overall planning in the Student
Julie Gorlewski Assistant Professor and program Director for Adolescent Education
Laura Klansky Information Office Coordinator
Leah Feroleto Graduate Assistant, Student Involvement Center
Affairs division. Feroleto feels she will be a positive influence to the leadership community and continue to develop and improve this important program that is unique to Medaille. “As an individual currently enrolled in a graduate program in the field of Student Affairs, I am learning new topics that are important in this
area and I can share that knowledge with the Medaille community,” said Feroleto. Julie Gorlewski is Assistant Professor and program Director for Adolescent Education at Medaille. “I have over twenty years of experience in the field of education with particular expertise working with English
Language Learners, instructional technology, and teaching writing. In addition, I have worked with teachers to develop and implement curriculum in grades K through 12,” said Gorlewski, “What I bring to Medaille is a passion for teaching and learning that is relevant to my own students as well as their future students.”
Laura Klansky, joined the Medaille staff as the Information Office coordinator. “I appreciate the professionalism and kindness throughout the Medaille community,” said Klansky. “My prior experiences in business ownership, office management, working with students and families; as well as my ability to multi task and desire to have a long career at Medaille make me the best person for this job. I hope to be helpful in disseminating information with a smile.” Feroleto, Gorlewski and Klansky are just three of the new people who have joined the faculty and staff on campus. There have been several more people added in positions that have been added or reorganized this past year in several departments. The college will be monitoring enrollment numbers while deciding on further additions.
Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
BODY WORLDS offers insight to students Exhibit inspires appreciation for the human body By Shelby Little Staff Writer
Morgan Rago photo Tane, one of Medaille’s friendliest faces, spent her summer traveling with her daughter.
Brazil trip becomes a time of both bonding and learning By Kelsey Landers Staff Writer We all love our summer vacations, but one person who took time this summer to do something truly enjoyable was Medaille’s very own, Tane. While most of us probably worked all summer long or took a road trip here or there, Tane spent her entire summer vacation traveling. While anticipating her daughter Mona’s thirtieth birthday, they put the name of three vacation ideas into a hat. Tane put in Florida (which Mona didn’t care for), and Mona put in Europe and Brazil. Brazil was the lucky ticket that was picked. Tane never imagined what Brazil would be like and was pleasantly surprised with how amazing it truly was. “Brazil is totally different than here,” Tane said. “Their skin is so pretty I had to keep touching them. It looked like they were wearing makeup but they weren’t. Their skin is just that beautiful.” Every person she met was friendly and very loving, so Tane fit in perfectly. Aside from the loving nature of the Brazilian people, Tane said another perk was that “the men were drop dead gorgeous.” Tane took a cruise ship to Brazil, which was her least favorite part of the whole trip. She requested an ocean view room and regrets it completely. Tane suggests to anyone about to take a cruise to get a room that doesn’t have a window because “it’s just too much water.”
In Brazil the water is so clear and beautiful that you can see all the amazing fish without even getting in the water, according to Tane, which was great for her because she doesn’t care for water. This was the first trip that Tane and her daughter took together, both as grown women, and it was a learning experience for her. “I never knew what a dare devil she was,” said Tane. They went on a zip line that shot them through three miles of Brazil. Tane couldn’t believe how fast it went. “I swear it lasted five seconds” Tane said. For every amazing thing Tane saw and experienced, her favorite part was all the delicious food. Everything there was so affordable, she said. Tane’s entire trip cost less than $1,000. She was able to do a payment plan and have over a year of planning. She said that it was worth every penny. Not only did she go to just Brazil this summer, she also went to Las Vegas. Her daughter surprised her by taking her to eat at Bobby Flay’s restaurant. “I have never had such amazing service before. I tipped the waiter $20. It was incredible,” said Tane. Not only did she get to eat at that restaurant, she even got her picture taken with Bobby Flay himself. Her summer vacation didn’t end there either. She also spent two weeks in Florida with her grandson. To top off this incredible year, Tane is going to Jamaica in December. Tane believes everyone should see the world, because, according to her, you never know what you’ll like or where you belong.
Like most Medaille students, senior Liberal Studies major Quinneka McDonald had a summer job. Unlike most students, she worked in a building housing the remains of real human bodies on display. No, McDonald did not spend her summer in a morgue, but in the Buffalo Museum of Science’s exhibit of Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart. The exhibit boasts more than 200 specimens and whole body plastinates. The Juxtaposed Couple, the Kneeling Lady, and the Limber Gymnast are just a few of the popularly posed bodies. “The first thing most people notice is the huge camel when they first walk in. You can see every organ that you don’t even think about from day to day,” said McDonald. With every muscle and organ visible, the reality of our own bodies, and the effects our choices have on them, can be overwhelming. McDonald has seen the positive and negative reactions of new visitors firsthand. “Most people are amazed and eager to learn more, while some feel the experience is too much to take in at once,” said McDonald. Besides taking advantage of the water and bathroom breaks available to those with weak stomachs, McDonald advises, “Take it at your own pace, and if it is too much for you, come back another day.” Senior criminal justice/ psychology major, and President of the Psychology club, Mary Furman worked with visiting instructor of psychology Anne H. Pfohl, MSEd, ABD to organize a trip for Medaille students to the exhibit’s college week. Like most, Furman did not know what to expect. “The stories I was told about BODY WORLDS made me a bit nervous, but after seeing it all I was amazed and learned so much more about the human body!” Carolyn Batt, Media & Communications Manager for
Shelby Little photo Junior Michele Wiepert and senior Mary Furman imitate one of the bodies in the exhibit.
Shelby Little photo A woman looks at one of the human body plastinates at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart describes the exhibit as a “seeing is believing” experience. “People can tell you not to smoke, to eat healthy, and to make good lifestyle choices, but it’s only when you see the real effects on real human bodies that it makes you stop and think about your own choices,” said Batt. Batt urges students to visit BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart to gain insight into the structure and function of healthy and unhealthy bodies through real examples. “The exhibit truly shows
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you how fragile and intricate our bodies are. It’s relatable to everyone: young, old, black, white - underneath we’re all the same.” If you haven’t already seen the BODY WORLDS exhibit, there will be extended hours for the final week. Monday September 28 through Thursday October 1, the museum will stay open until midnight. Friday October 2 through Sunday October 4, the museum will open at 9am and remain open until Sunday at 7pm. You can check out the exhibit in the middle of the day or night.
Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
The experience of a lifetime
Vet Tech student gains new perspective from her travels to Africa Joe Savarese, DVM, is the Department Chairperson of the Veterinary Technology Program and instructor of Preceptorships. Dr. Savarese Have you ever wanted to escape to Africa and began clinical practice in two of his own veterinary study the wildlife? Well, that is exactly what one lucky hospitals. He then decided to sell them to become a vet tech student got to do this past summer. Kylie full time teacher at Medaille, but he still works as a Eoannou, a Veterinary Technology student, traveled veterinarian part time to keep his clinical skills up to Africa for the summer of 2009 to study the exotic to par. wildlife, learn about the culture, and expand her “I admire (Kylie’s) initiative and sense of veterinary background. During adventure,” said Savarese. As for her stay in Africa, she acquired a other students who are deciding more diverse knowledge of various if they want to travel abroad, The baboon would spend the species and their interactions the staff highly recommends it. entire night in my sleeping quarters. In the words of Dr. Savarese, “I within their environment. Eoannou is currently in the encourage students to follow her They slept right in my bed... associate program for Veterinary example.” curled up to me just like a baby. Technology at Medaille. Her trip Katie Maley is a Licensed It was outrageous to have that to Africa this summer “had its ups Veterinary Technician and is also type of interaction and bond with a Veterinary Technician Specialist and downs. I loved the experience, such an exotic animal. but at the same time, it was a lot of in Emergency and Critical Care. hard work and labor,” she said. She teaches at Medaille and also While in Africa, Eoannou was raises dogs for Guiding Eyes for KYLIE EOANNOU able to work with a variety of the Blind. Maley, who had Kylie in Veterinary Technology major wild animals. “We were actually her class, said, “I knew she ‘hands-on’ with baboons, caracals, was a good student.” cheetahs, rabbits, pigs, goats and sheep. I fed and Kylie wasn’t like many of the other monitored the enclosures of lions, wild dogs and students that see advertisements leopards as well.” for travel opportunities and never Eoannou experienced firsthand the suffering take advantage of them; she animals were put through due to traps that were laid “actually pursued the ad, and out by farmers. “‘Lucky’ was a cheetah cub that had wanted to know what it was all lost one of its hind legs in a trap. ‘Big Mama,’ an adult about,” said Maley. baboon, arrived to the sanctuary early this year with “According to an article recently a missing hind leg as well. The directors believed written in the paper, Kylie was that this was also a result of a trap. Both of these originally interested in fashion,” animals still seemed to get around fairly easily,” said said Maley, and due to her trip Eoannou. to Africa, “she then decided that Eoannou said she got to familiarize herself with she’d like to explore animals.” the joys of working with African wildlife. “There Overall, Eoannou said her were five orphaned baby baboons at the sanctuary. experience was remarkable. “I They were afraid of the dark so every night they highly recommend traveling,” were assigned to different volunteers. It was my she said. “I think this is the perfect responsibility to shower my baboon and dress him/ time in my life to explore the rest her in a diaper. Then the baboon would spend the of the world. It helped me learn more entire night in my sleeping quarters. They slept right about the veterinary profession but there in my bed in my sleeping bag, curled up to me just was so much more to it. The experience to interact like a baby. It was outrageous to have that type of with different people and cultures is absolutely interaction and bond with such an exotic animal.” priceless.”
photo courtesy of Kylie Eoannou This summer, Vet Tech student Kylie Eoannou traveled to Namibia and worked directly with exotic animals like cheetahs and baboons.
By Megan Flowers & Crystal Samanka Staff Writers
FACTS The cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal. It can go from 0 to 60mph in three seconds! Even at high speeds, cheetahs are quite nimble, and can make quick and sudden turns in pursuit of prey.
Cheetahs have an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years and weigh from 77 to 143 pounds.
Cheetahs are carnivorous and hunt during the day. Cheetahs need only drink once every three to four days.
Female cheetahs typically have a litter of three cubs and live with them for one and a half to two years. Male cheetahs live alone or in small groups, often with their litter mates.
Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa. Only 12,000 of these big cats remain, making them an endangered species; humans are taking over their land.
photos courtesy of Kylie Eoannou At left, Kylie is pictured with one of the baboons she worked hands-on with in Africa. Below, a cheetah surveys the grassland for its prey.
ANOTHER STAR As 2009 graduates take a new path in life, future graduates of 2013 step onto Medaille turf and start their new college careers.
Chris Musial enjoys cotton c in an oversized red chair at the Student Involvement Fa
The big â€œOâ€? (The Female Orgasm) was a huge success. Many students attended the presentation, which was entertaining and educational, as well.
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Weeks of Welcome kicked off at Buffalo’s Delaware Park, where incoming freshmen got to know each other while having fun and getting comfortable in their new environment.
W.O.W. Weeks of Welcome
The programming committee, including input from Student Involvement, Residence Life, Career Planning, Wellness Center, Health, Counseling, Academic Affairs, Admissions, Library, Athletics, College Relations, Student clubs and organizations arranged a full schedule of activities welcoming both new incoming freshmen and also returning students to campus.
On Sunday, September 6, the incoming freshman class had the chance to explore Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Many things were planned that day, including a tour around Hoyt Lake and the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Students also had the chance to participate in many different “ice breaker” activities. PHOTOSPREAD PHOTOS BY JORDAN GRACIE, MATT KLUBEK, MEGAN FITZGERALD, KARA KANE AND LISA MURPHY. DESIGN BY JORDAN GRACIE AND MATT KLUBEK.
Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
Freshman David Wantuck refers to his deafness as ordinary, as a person he’s anything but.
Enthusiam, optimism and overall drive make this freshman...
Extraordinary mates were hearing. “It was just a little bit of a difference,” said Wantuck. “I taught some Freshman sports management major David Wan- of my friends codes. If the coach tuck sounds like a pretty ordinary student. He goes to wanted to tell me something, class and does his homework. He has hopes of making he would tell the shortstop the basketball team. He has goals for his future. But or second baseman, and underneath all these things lies a very big difference. they would use body gesWantuck, along with every member of his im- tures to [get my attention].” mediate family, was born deaf. And though he This year, Wantuck is has no complaints about the life he was given, trying out for Medaille’s bashe does acknowledge that people sometimes ketball team; he has already treat him differently because of his deafness. started workouts and ac“I do face challenges when people think I can’t knowledges that it has been a do something just because I’m deaf. I have to prove whole new experience for him. that I can do, no matter what, what other people can “I can say it’s very different do,” said Wantuck. “If you can do it, I can do it. The from playing at St. Mary’s,” said only difference is that I can’t hear. It seems difficult, Wantuck. “There’s a lot of talkbut not really. You just go on with life the way it is.” ing. I never realized how much Before he had even turned one year old, Wantuck noise a basketball game was. began wearing a hearing aid that improves his hear- When I played, I never used my ing from a 90 decibel loss to a 60 decibel loss. “With- hearing aid - I was completely out my hearing aid, I would not be able to hear a deaf. All communication was phone ring. I would not be able to hear a person talk- by hand. In order to commuing,” said Wantuck. “With my hearing aid on, I can.” nicate with the players right In one-on-one situations, now, I have he has no problem communito use my cating; he can both hear and hearing aid. If you can do it, I can do it. speak. “I rely on reading lips So I’ll adapt, The only difference is that and eye contact,” said Wantuck. I’ll be alright.” “As long as the person is not I can’t hear. It seems difficult, Wantuck originally enrolled over-exaggerating their converat Medaille as a Vet Tech major, but not really. You just go on sation, it’s perfect. Everything’s but has since done a little bit of with life the way it is. quiet and there’s nothing bothadjusting. “I wanted to be a vetering me, so I can concentrate.” erinarian so I could help people, In the classroom or in a noisy especially the deaf, to underenvironment, however, Wantuck stand what’s going on with their needs some assistance. “I need animal,” said Wantuck. UnforDAVID WANTUCK an interpreter to understand tunately, because of the intensity freshman SPM major what’s going on because of backof the Vet Tech program, Wanground noises,” said Wantuck. tuck worried that he wouldn’t The interpreters are provided by the state, so “the be able to participate in other areas on campus. “I school doesn’t pay for it and I don’t pay for it. I have wanted to play basketball and maybe join some the right to have an interpreter any time I want.” clubs, so I decided to go with Sports Management At home, Wantuck communicates with his for my first semester. So far I like it. Maybe I’ll go parents and his twenty-year-old brother, Dan- back to college later for my degree in Vet Tech.” ny, using American Sign Language (ASL). He “As a Sports Management major, my goal is to eslearned English, his second language, at school tablish something big,” said Wantuck. “There are not and also from interacting with hearing fam- a lot of professional deaf athletes, and I know there ily members like his grandma and his aunt. are a lot who are capable. My goal is to have more of A native of Buffalo, Wantuck attended both St. those athletes get into the NBA, the major leagues, Mary’s School for the Deaf and Sweet Home High the NHL, the NFL…. Or I would like to establish one School. He spent his mornings at Sweet Home, all-deaf team that can go against the hearing teams.” taking core classes like math and science, and his Though the transition from high school to colafternoons at St. Mary’s, taking classes like gym lege has not been easy, Wantuck says that his exand speech. He was also an accomplished stu- perience at Medaille has been a good one. “Evdent athlete, playing soccer, basketball and track erybody treats me the way they treat everybody at St. Mary’s, as well as baseball at Sweet Home. else, which is great. It’s very different from high At St. Mary’s, all of Wantuck’s teammates were school, of course. It’s much more of a challenge. deaf. They played other all-deaf teams, but also I have to work harder for it, but so far I love it.” played against all-hearing teams. “Playing with other According to Wantuck, there are many miscondeaf students is the same,” said Wantuck. “Obviously ceptions about being deaf. “Being deaf is not a disabilwe have to rely on our eyes a lot - it’s not like the ity. We don’t think of it as a handicap,” said Wantuck. coach can call us and yell at us what to do. There “There are a lot of things that people are amazed we is a lot of communication with our hands and with can do because they think it’s a disability. We don’t our eyes; you never really talk a lot on the field.” think that way. Just look at us like you look at everyAt Sweet Home, however, all of Wantuck’s team- body else. That’s what counts, and we appreciate it.”
By Megan Fitzgerald Editor-in-Chief
Megan Fitzgerald photo David Wantuck, a freshman sports management major, was born deaf but has not let his deafness influence the things he can do.
A quick look at American Sign Language (ASL)
H ASL is a complex language that uses motions of the hand as well as facial expressions and body posture to communicate.
H No one form of sign language is universal. For example, British Sign Language(BSL) differs notably from ASL
H ASL is the first language that many deaf North Americans learn.
H ASL’s origins are not clear, although it is thought that ASL mostly came from French Sign Language (FSL).
Like father, like son
Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
help the people of many different countries. “I don’t know if it’s Africa as Waiting in the stands, he watch- much as traveling abroad that es his son run out on to the field. has indeed reshaped my life and He feels the excitement just like thinking in significant ways. It the rest of the fans surrounding was as a Peace Corps volunteer him. He is wearing his son’s colors that I first learned that (A) culture in support of him. is real and (B) that I’ve got one,” Dr. Uhuru Watson, Professor of said Dr. Marcus. Social Sciences at Medaille ColGoing for two years has shaped lege, sits in the stands watching his life so much that he went back his son, Marcus Watson, play his for two more years doing research first ever college for his dissertafootball game at tion in South Buffalo State, just Africa. The re“I don’t know if its a few miles away. search that he Africa as much as His son hasn’t did helped him traveling abroad that quiet yet received receive his PhD. his doctorate beWhile Dr. Marhas, indeed reshaped cause he is only cus was in Afrimy life and thinking a freshman playca, going all over in significant ways.” ing football for the continent, SUNY Brockstudying and port. volunteering, he After 31 games went to Ghana. DR. UHURU WATSON and four years, In Ghana, he Professor of Social Science Dr. Uhuru never met his wife. He missed a game. spent another Thirty years later, Dr. Uhuru is year with her and she would later still teaching at Medaille and now return with him to the U.S. his son, Dr. Marcus Watson, Pro“My wife and three children are fessor of Anthropolgy, is a part the love of my life,” he said. of the Medaille faculty. Now that While Dr. Marcus was spendthey both teach here, the joy of ing five years in Africa, his father a father watching his son grow Dr. Uhuru, was teaching at Meextends into the classroom. Dr. daille. Dr. Uhuru started teaching Uhuru watched his son run onto in 1979, when Medaille was very the field during college, now he small. watches him walk into the class“When I got the call in 1979, I room as a teacher. didn’t even know where Medaille Marcus has just signed up and was at the time,” he said. When is going to Africa on a Peace Corp he came here, he wanted to make trip. He will be staying for two sure this was the right job and that years, volunteering his time to this school was going to be home.
“It is an extraordinary happening, and I am so happy for him and his family to be teaching here” - Dr. Uhuru
By Chris Ripley Staff Writer
Nick Calandra photo Dr. Uhuru Watson (left) chats with his son Dr. Marcus Watson (right). Above: Dr. Uhuru’s staff shot from his first year at Medaille.
“When I graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1980 with my PhD, I was one of about 100 black people to have a PhD in Political Science.” Dr. Uhuru just received recognition by Medaille College for having been a professor here for 30 years. Students at Medaille could have both Dr. Uhuru, for a history class, and Dr. Marcus for English215, currently his only class at Medaille. Dr. Uhuru got the chills when asked what it was like to teach at the same school with his son. He
went on to say how much of a pleasure it was to have him here. “It is an extraordinary happening, and I am so happy for him and his family to be teaching here,” he said. As for Dr. Marcus, teaching in the same building as his father, he said, “is a real joy. My father was my first and still is one of my most important role models. Now I get to be in his presence at work as well as at the home of the one who cultivated that feeling in me.” In addition to teaching at Medaille, Dr. Uhuru has competed
in 10 marathons. “I have run 10 marathons, finished 6 of them, and I have never broken the 4 hour barrier,” he said. Along with marathons, Dr. Uhuru has completed the Sirshasan, which is doing a headstand for at least 30 minutes. He did it once a month from January 4, 1983 through September 1, 1983. Two times that he did the Sirshasan, he did his head stand right in the main foyer of Medaille College, and one time he had Dr. Marcus help time him.
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Our staff writers dish their views on Wordy Shipmates, the assigned summer reading for all incoming freshmen.
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Most often when you read a book, you either learn something from it, or get a good dose of inspiration. Sometimes you get both. In my case, neither of these things happened to me when I read Sarah Vowell’s The Wordy Shipmates. As a whole, this book was very hard for me to understand because Vowell never voices the main point of the story. Rather, she tends to switch from one topic to another every few pages, some topics having absolutely no relevance whatsoever to topics mentioned previously. On one page she might discuss the trials and tribulations facing the Separatist Puritans in 1620. Then, on the next page, she’ll make a rapid, unfocused transition and begin quoting Sandra Day O’Connor’s speech at Ronald Reagan’s funeral. While both topics tend to serve as examples of “the model of Christian charity” and the values it possesses and carries on into modern times, it would have been more appropriate if she touched upon some other events that occurred in between those two that did likewise. However, if there must be a main point to The Wordy Shipmates, perhaps it is up to us, the readers, to decide what it is ourselves. This seemed to be the case during the freshman orientation when a lecture on the book was presented. Students were asked the meaning behind the quote, “We [America] shall be as a city upon a hill,” which prompted a myriad of different answers. One student thought it was about America being superior to other countries, while another suggested that America, given our vast differences, tends to be isolated from the rest of the world. While all of these answers combined don’t necessarily cook up the main idea, they demonstrate how Vowell is attempting to show us that America is a nation like no other in the world–that we have more rights and privileges than most other nations and our government is much more organize. When I call The Wordy Shipmates a little too wordy, I’m not saying that this book is too long and difficult to keep up with. Rather, as a result of my reading, I feel that we are given all this information with no conclusion. Basically, Vowell doesn’t have a clear reason for rapidly switching topics. Therefore, you get nothing when you try to tie them all together. Sure, you’re being fed American history and how it applies to modern times, but the lack of conclusion leaves readers wondering how to view society in its modern state.
Sarah Vowell’s The Wordy Shipmates is definitely not your typical historical snooze, as was expected when a book based on the Puritans of the 1630s was assigned as the freshman summer reading assignment. The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible, and your average U.S. History textbook was the extent of my reading on 17th century history, so my excitement level for another book of this style was understandably low. However, as it turned out, the book did not have the anticipated slow story line and boring historical details as books of it’s kind seem to present. Sure The Wordy Shipmates is historical in context, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. The book is actually full of quirky and sarcastic comments as Vowell unleashes her many opinions on the Puritans who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630s. This book has gotten many negative criticisms from freshman across campus, but why? The Wordy Shipmates shines a new light on colonial history as Vowell unearths the juicy information that we never learned in high school history class. She talks about the war, sexism, power struggles, and egocentrism that plagued the Puritans and that still plagues America today. Vowell puts a new spin on history by making comparisons and drawing modern parallels that make the people of this book real, as opposed to historic figures who’s names are lost on us. The point of this book wasn’t to be an easy story for freshman to skate through; it was meant to be a book we could learn from and apply to our own lives. For those of you who didn’t make it through the book, was it really because you didn’t like it, or was it because you had a negative opinion of it from the get go because it was assigned summer reading? Did you even try to understand it, or did you just blow it off because you thought it was stupid that we had a summer project? Give the book a chance, because you’ll find that, although it’s something different and challenging, it really is worth reading.
WHY the choice? According to Erika Hamann, The Committee chose this book because we wanted a book that would introduce our students to the power of narrative and get students thinking about their own “stories” and their own parts in them. The book was originally read and suggested by Dr. Brad Hollingshead. Matthew Klubek photo
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Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
BRIANNA BROAD Calendar Editor The fairly new modern restaurant, Sample, provides a night of flavorful cocktails and relaxation. The two-story, yet still cozy establishment is decorated perfectly right down to the tiniest detail. It has a very contemporary vibe within. The lighting, paintings, plates and decorations creates an NYC-like atmosphere. The music is fairly low, and although it carries a classical tune, it is also upbeat. The table was set with beautiful exotic flowers in a tall skinny vase and silverware for each. The night started off with some cocktails that my girlfriends and I absolutely loved! Sample’s cocktail menu is the size of their food menu, offering a wide range of delicious drinks. The mojito, a very light alcoholic drink with real mint leaves and fruit flavoring, is fabulous. The raspberry flavored mojito is great, but they also offer the drink in many other flavors. Another treat is the Raspberry Bellini, a mixture of fresh raspberries and champagne. This is a very delicious drink. Sample has a nice range of martinis, including the award winning “honey lavender martini,” along with daiquiris, mar-
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Even though it’s called the National Buffalo Wing Festival, there was a lot more going on at the seventh annual “Wing Fest” on September 5 and 6 than chicken wing tasting. When you first enter the wing festival, you see a band set up. They’re called The Innocent Bystanders and they started playing back in 2007. “We played at the Wing Fest to get in front of new people,” said Kevin Sampson, lead singer of The Innocent Bystanders, who was very excited to be playing at the festival. The band members all agree that their band is modeled after a mix of Green Day, Weezer, and a little bit of Ben Folds Five. Their biggest hit so far is “Under Wraps,” because when it was released, it was played all over Buffalo as well as other places across the country.
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garitas and other cocktails. The beet salad is to die for! This is under the small dish category. The beet salad is enough to share with three or four people. It includes house made candy-coated walnuts, goat cheese, and beets on a bed of fresh field greens topped with beet vinaigrette dressing. Other items under the small dish category include pasta carbonara, house made pancetta fettuccini in a Parmesan cream with peas, biscuits and gravy and pork belly. These dished range from $8-$11. What seperates this restaurant from others is they offer hor’ dourve style food. These items are under the sample category and are about two or three bites each. They range from $2.50-$3.00. Next came the gazpacho. This dish has marinated grilled shrimp served over a pickled cucumber and piperade roulade. This dish lacks some flavor but was still good. The mini roast beef on weck is also under the sample category. Again, this dish is only two to three bites and is exactly like the traditional roast beef on weck sandwich-delicious! Other items in this category include a chicken finger sub,
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Texting “Easier to get a hold of people when I’m busy.” Samantha Willhauck Freshman Communications Jordan Gracie photo Sample Restaurant, on Allen St. in Buffalo, creates a contemporary dining atmosphere.
grilled cheese and tomato sandwich, soup, ribs, and surf and turf. Sample also has platters including a cheese board platter including caramelized onion, goat cheese, a roasted pear butter Panini, ricotta cheese, a cheese fondue with roasted tomato and basil pesto cubes. The best part about the dessert is the size! All the desserts are only a sample, so they are guilt free! The crème brulee trio came out in three small dishes. Each dish is a different fruit flavor: peach, grape and apple. The crème brulee was very light and mouth watering. The “sample some more” des-
sert is like a s’more – graham crackers, a marshmallow, and peanut butter fudge! The plate is drizzled in chocolate sauce with bits of caramel and peanut butter fudge across it and to top it off, a shot of hot chocolate. Overall, I think Sample is a different approach to a traditional dinner. Sample differs from the very common “bar & grill” atmosphere and food. This is a great restaurant for good conversation with friends, a neat first date, or if you’re looking for something a little different.
Annual “fest” not all about wings
“Texting because you’re not face to face so you don’t get the full effect if someone is mad at you.” Pat Mancuso Sophomore Communications “It’s quicker and less small talk.” Lindsay Farnsworth 2nd year vet tech Vet Tech “Texting, so I can remember exact details and to prepare what I’m going to say.” Michele Wiepert Junior Psychology “Texting because some people are annoying to talk to.” Heather Purdy Freshman Early Childhood
Calling Alec Pinterpe photo Local band, The Innocent Bystanders, play for a new crowd at the 7th annual Wing Fest at Coca-Cola Field.
If you walk past the band towards the entrance, you see a stand that reads, “Where are you from?” It was run by a group called the “B-Team.” Two representatives of the B-Team talked to people about their organization. “Our goal is to bring other non-profit organizations, like ourselves, together to promote Buffalo,” said one of the representatives. The stand itself seemed very popular with the crowd. People visited this booth from places as far as England, France, and even
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Australia. If you looked past the “Where are you from” stand, you see a giant fireman’s boot. The boot was there for donations to help the families of Lt. Charles W. McCarthy and Fire fighter Jonathan Croom, the firefighters who were lost in the fire on August 24. Drew Cerza, founder of the National Wing Fest, announced before it started that there would be a fundraising effort. Cerza even pledged $5,000 himself to help start the campaign. The total amount raised at the Chicken
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Wing Festival was $55,000. With all of this excitement going on, one must not forget the most important part of the experience. It is, after all, a wing festival, and let’s just say the wings did not disappoint.
“Calling because you get to understand the person better.” Emilee Yormick Junior Psychology “I’m more of a talkative person and text messages can get misunderstood.” Lisa Van Valkinburgh Clinical Associate Professor and Chair Communication Department “Calling is quicker than texting for conversations.” Ken Smith Sophomore Criminal Justice “Calling is just better than texting; it’s faster.” Jeremy Booker Sophomore Criminal Justice “If you want to talk to your parents calling is much faster.” Bob Emblidge Junior Business
Get the “rock star” look: Leather jackets, skinny jeans and cute pumps are perfect to wear out to dinner in the city or a show at Shea’s.
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8p.m. $36.50 UB Center for the Arts Rocktoberfrest 7p.m.
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Rodney Carrington- For Mature Audiences (comedy) 7p.m. $39.75 Shea’s Performing Arts Center
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National Depression Screening & Awareness 7pm.
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Hypnotic Intoxication with Keith Karkut (SAB) 7p.m.
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3 Jokers and a Queen (concert/comedy) 8p.m. $47 & $39.50 Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Self Defense Class (SAB)
Keith Urban & Sugarland “Escape Together world Tour” 7:30p.m. $21, $44 & $74 HSBC Arena
Family Weekend (through Oct. 18th)
Illstyle & Peace Productions Dance 8p.m. $23.50, $13 UB Center for the Arts
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Dave Brubeck Concert/Comedy $100, $57.50, $47.50, $37.50 8p.m. Shea’s Performing Arts Center Lea Salonga (Tony Award Winner) 8p.m. $39.50, $31.50 UB Center for the Arts
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Avenue Q (Broadway smash-hit musical) 8p.m. $49.50, $39.50, $31.50 UB Center for the arts (through 10/14) Hoedown (RSC) 7p.m.
The Invention of Lying (PG-13) Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner
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Vet Tech Dog wash/ Basket Raffle
ACDC “Black Ice World tour” 7:30p.m. $92 HSBC Arena
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Alcohol Awareness and Screening program 12p.m. Adjusting to College Workshop 4p.m. Wellness Center
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No School! Columbus day.
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WYRK Fall Acoustic Series Bucky Convington, Justin Moore & Chris Young $22.50 7:30p.m. UB Center for the Arts
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Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus (through October 25th) $76.50, $31.50, $23.50, $16.50 HSBC Arena
Self Defense Class (SAB)
Couples Retreat, coming out October 2nd
The “print” look: Exoctic prints are definitely in this fall and they can be worn for casual dress or a night out with the girls. Wear a casual sweater dress or casual sweater to start. Add a scarf with an exoctic print to make your outfit pop! Grab a cute bag and a nice pair of shoes or fall boots and your all set!
The “cool guy” look: Wear a graphic tee under an embellished jacket. This is a great look for a date, going out to dinner or see a new movie.
Karaoke Night (RSC) 7p.m.
Barrage concert 7p.m. $26.50, $17.50 UB Center for the Arts
The “fashionable” look: Start with a nice collared shirt and a nice pair of pants. Layer a blazer to accent your outfit and your ready for a night out.
The “school boy” look: Layers are perfect for this fall season. Put a blazer on over a light sweater or tee and a nice pair of dark wash jeans. Add a scarf for a more sophisticated look and your ready for any event on campus.
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Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
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New York, I Love You (R)
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Keith Urban “Escape Together World Tour” with Sugarland. October 9th 7:30p.m. HSBC Arena
ACDC “Black Ice World tour” October 18th 7:30p.m. HSBC Arena
Karaoke Night (RSC) October 9th 7p.m.
Avenue Q (Broadway smash-hit musical) October 13th 8p.m. UB Center for the arts (through 10/14)
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Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
MAVERICKS SCOREBOARD UPCOMING GAMES
Tuesday, September 29 WSOC @ Buffalo State, 4:00 MSOC @ Hobart, 4:00 WVB vs. Hilbert, 7:00 GOLF @ La Roche, 1:00 Saturday, October 3 WVB @ La Roche, 1:00 WSOC vs. Frostburg, 6:00 MSOC vs. Frostburg, 8:00 MWCC @ Geneseo Invitational, 11:00 Sunday, October 4 GOLF @ AMCC Championship, TBA Monday, October 5 MSOC @ Brockport, 7:00 GOLF @ AMCC Championship, TBA Wednesday, October 7 WSOC vs. Hilbert, 600 WVB @ D’Youville, 7:00 MSOC vs. Hilbert, 8:00 Friday, October 9 WVB @ Oswego Tournament, TBA Saturday, October 10 WSOC @ Penn State-Altoona, 1:00 MSOC @ Penn State-Altoona, 3:00 WVB @ Oswego Tournament, TBA MWCC @ Golden Flyer, 1:00 Tuesday, October 13 WVB vs. St. John Fisher, 7:00 MSOC @ D’Youville, TBA WSOC @ D’Youville, TBA Thursday, October 15 WVB @ Buffalo State, 7:00 Saturday, October 17 WVB vs. Franciscan, 1:00 WSOC vs. La Roche, 6:00 MSOC vs. La Roche, 8:00 MWCC @ CCOC Championships, 11:00
AMCC Standings (as of September 28) AMCC Overall School W L T W L T Medaille 1 0 0 7 0 1 Penn State-Behrend 1 0 0 5 1 1 Penn St.-Altoona 1 0 0 4 3 1 La Roche 1 0 0 2 3 1 Hilbert 0 0 1 0 6 1 Pitt-Greensburg 0 0 1 1 5 1 Frostburg St. 0 1 0 4 3 0 Franciscan 0 1 0 2 4 0 Pitt-Bradford 0 1 0 0 6 0 D’Youville 0 1 0 0 7 0 Mt. Aloysius 0 0 0 0 5 0 Conference Leaders (as of September 28) GOALS Player Goals Alexander Rouse, Medaille 9 Nick Cavalieri, Medaille 5 Joe DeSteffano, PS-Altoona 4 ASSISTS Player Assists Gary Boughton, Medaille 7 Kline Micholas, PS Altoona 6 Josh Meier, Medaille 3 Team Leaders (as of September 28) GOALS Player Goals Alexander Rouse 9 Nick Cavalieri 5 Chris Waclawski 4 ASSISTS Player Assists Gary Boughton 7 Josh Meier 3 Pihlblad David 3 GOALKEEPERS Player W L T Sv% Ryan Goettel 4 0 1 .889 Jimmy Frascati 1 0 0 1.000 Nick Kurtz 1 0 0 .750
AMCC Standings (as of September 28) AMCC Overall School W L T W L T Penn State-Altoona 1 0 0 6 1 0 Penn St.-Behrend 1 0 0 4 2 1 La Roche 1 0 0 5 2 0 Hilbert 1 0 0 4 2 1 Medaille 1 0 0 3 5 0 Frostburg St. 0 1 0 4 2 0 Pitt-Bradford 0 1 0 2 4 0 D’Youville 0 1 0 2 4 0 Franciscan 0 1 0 1 5 0 Pitt-Greensburg 0 1 0 1 6 0 Mt. Aloysius 0 0 0 0 7 0 Conference Leaders (as of September 28) GOALS Player Goals Laura Freeman, Medaille 8 Amanda Wharton, Frostburg St. 6 Lauren Russell, Frostburg St. 6 ASSISTS Player Assists Bethanie Moreschi, La Roche 7 LaRissa Pallone, La Roche 4 Colleen Jumba, Pitt-Greensburg 3 Team Leaders (as of September 28) GOALS Player Goals Laura Freeman 8 Mary Smialek 2 Megan Bagley 2 ASSISTS Player Assisis Katie Botsford 2 Chelsea Buzyniski 2 Katie Bush 2 GOALKEEPERS Player W L T Sv% Brittany DeBole 2 0 0 1.000 Alexa Wisel 1 5 0 .800
AMCC Standings (as of September 28) AMCC Overall School W L W L Penn State-Behrend 2 0 8 4 Pitt-Bradford 2 0 8 2 Medaille 1 0 8 1 Mount Aloysius 0 1 3 6 Franciscan 0 2 3 7 La Roche 0 2 1 13 Penn State Altoona 0 0 7 8 Frostburg State 0 0 12 3 Pitt-Greensburg 0 0 1 10 Hilbert 0 0 1 5 D’Youville 0 0 3 7 Conference Leaders (as of September 28) KILLS (per game) Player Kills/Gm Brooke Winterling, Frostburg St. 4.57 Sara Kylor, Penn State-Altoona 3.59 Brittany Kellogg, Pitt-Bradford 3.54 SERVICE ACES (per game) Player Aces/Gm Brooke Winterling, Frostburg St. 0.65 Falicia Golden, D’Youville 0.59 Nicole Henson, Franciscan 0.54 KILLS Player Kills Brooke Winterling, Frostburg St. 247 Sara Kylor, Penn State-Altoona 194 Brittany Kellogg, Pitt-Bradford 92 Team Leaders (as of March 31) DIGS Player Digs Janie Benkelman 69 Gina Traniello 68 Meghan Fahy 65 TOTAL BLOCKS Player Blocks Robyn Stanley 21 Meghan Fahy 13 Gina Traniello 9
Results (as of September 28) September 5 @ Pitt-Bradford (Pine Acres C.C.) Medaille - 7th of 13 - Score: 325 Winning Team: PS-Behrend Blue (304) Best Round: John Haberman - 74 September 16 @ D’Youville (Springville C.C.) Medaille - 2nd of 4 - Score: 333 Winning Team: ECC (329) Best Round: EJ Kuebler - 81 September 18 @ Penn St.-Altoona (Iron Masters C.C.) Medaille - 7th of 8 - Score: 345 Winning Team: Pitt-Johnstown (315) Best Round: John Haberman - 81 Team Leaders (as of September 28) AVERAGE Player Score John Haberman 80.3 Mark Jaccarino 79.5 EJ Kuebler 84.7 LOW ROUND Player Score John Haberman 74 Mark Jaccarino 77 EJ Kuebler 81
M/W CROSS COUNTRY
Results (as of September 28) September 5 @ Buffalo State Invitational (Buffalo State) Medaille Men - DNQ Medaille Women - DNQ High Finisher Men: Chris Ribble High Finisher Women: Ashee Browning September 19 @ Penn State-Behrend Invitational Medaille Men - DNQ Medaille Women - DNQ High Finisher Men: Chris Ribble High Finisher Women: Bridget George
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BILLS PREDICTIONS Nick Beardi - (0-0) October 4 @ Miami Win - 20-17 October 11 - vs. Cleveland Win 33-10 October 18 - @ NY Jets Loss 23-16 Player to watch: Chris Johnson - Titans
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Cross country headed in new directions By Ashley Herriven Assistant Sports Editor Cross Country has a new coach, a new season and new expectations. The new coach is Jason Longo and he has a new idea on how to help train the cross country team. His training method is different than years before. Instead of running many meets, he has selected a fewer number meets for the team to compete in and then a championship meet. This is so that the runners can, in a way, train while running the meets but get their peak times at the championship meet on October 31. The team is still recruiting runners and has some rookies that have never ran cross country. In order to qualify for a race, a team must have five women and five men. “It is frustrating to run a race when your school does not even count,” said returning runner Bridget George. George also mentions that the goal for this season
is to get more people and do well in the championship race. The meets are every other Saturday and they are normally 6K. A 6K run is about 3.75 miles and is run on trails. The team practices by running in Delaware Park and they try to get out to Chestnut Ridge in order to run the trails as often as they can. “It’s nice because the trails help give an idea of what we are going to run in a meet,” said Chris Musial, features editor for the Medaille Perspective. “It is an easier transition when you are running in a meet if you have been training on trails. ” The runners expect to compete well this year but their short-term goal right now is to recruit more runners so that they can truly compete with other colleges. The long-term goal is to be able to get top finishes in the championship race and to have every one improve their personal times. Cross country runners are able to work on a personal goal of beating their previous time while competing with other top runners. The best
Laura Edholm photo Bridget George running mid pack at cross the country meet at the Penn State-Behrend Invite hosted by Penn State-Behrend site of the October AMCC chanpionships.
thing to do is to practice and work as a team. The team practices every day and runs together. By running together they are able to give each other advice about how to improve their times. The Mavs have several meets before their season is over. They have an invitational at Letchworth
on October 3, at Nazareth on October 10, and the CCOC and AMCC Championships scheduled for late October. New expectations are in place for the cross country team and they plan on having a good season.
Competitve edge sharpened by tough schedule By Ryne McCord Staff Writer
Brandon Kilijanski - (0-0) October 4 @ Miami Win - 17-14 October 11 - vs. Cleveland Win 30-16 October 18 - @ NY Jets Loss 21-17 Player to watch: Aaron Rodgers - Packers
Kyle Muhammad - (0-0) October 4 @ Miami Win - 24-13 October 11 - vs. Cleveland Win 21-10 October 18 - @ NY Jets Win 24-17 Player to watch: Adrian Peterson - Vikings
“Our concept is to play 11 strong on the field, and in fact, play 23 strong as a team,” said second year Head Coach Matthew Andrews (Women’s Soccer). If you have not heard yet, the women’s soccer program has something to be proud of. Coach Andrews led the program into a tough non-conference schedule, where they finished up play (2-5), including a 2-1 loss to Ohio Wesleyan; who have won back-to-back championships in 2001 and 2002, and have a rich tradition of winning. “This year we decided to take a step up in the quality of opponents we chose for our non-conference schedule. I simply tell the girls that we could be 7-0 right now if we chose to play the competition that many of the teams of our conference have chosen to play,” said Coach Andrews. “We have put together a very challenging schedule which will help us to attain our ultimate goal which is an AMCC Championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament. The girls are motivated and focused and when we get to conference play I believe you will see us starting to add up the wins.” Coach Andrews must strongly believe that, especially behind the strong play of senior Laura Freeman, who has scored an astonishing 8 goals in non-conference play, including two hat tricks. “My team has helped a lot,” said Freeman, “Without them I never would have been able to get the ball in the net. We work together.” Mary Smialek has also been a contributor on the offensive side of the ball, netting 2 goals on three shots on goal. “I think the nonconference schedule will help us to achieve our goals as a team in conference play,” Smialek says,
Photo from medaillesports.com/james p. mccoy Mary Smialek striking the ball in the first home game of the season against Fredonia.
“Our team is much closer, we have great recruits, and coach has the confidence in us. We should have a great conference record.” While Smialek and Freeman are excited to see what is left to come of the season, Coach Andrews said “There is always room for improvement,” and he believes that these girls will learn a valuable lesson from the tough oppo-
nents that they opened the season against, especially when it comes to a week in late October when they play three conference foes. “Sure I would have liked to win some of the close games we have dropped, but playing the stronger teams we have will help us when we need to play two or three conference tournament games in one week in late October. Our hope is
to continually improve as the year continues and peak when the conference tournament arrives,” said Coach Andrews. On Saturday, September 19, the women opened their conference play, beating Franciscan 1-0. Megan Beasley had the only goal of the game, on an assist from Chelsea Buzyniski, as Brittany DeBole earned the shutout.
Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
Bisons strike out in inaugural season with Mets By Nick Beardi Sports Editor If you happened to catch a Bisons game this past summer, you probably couldn’t tell too much of a difference from seasons past. Sure, the logo and the name of the stadium were different and the jerseys had a new blue and orange color scheme to match those of their new affiliates, but what really changed? You could still get a pair of tickets and a few hot dogs without breaking the bank. The perky interns (most from Medaille’s Sport Management program) still came out between innings with fun giveaways and prizes for lucky winners. The excitement in the stands was palpable as fans watched, expecting another winning season from their beloved Bisons. The contract between the Cleveland Indians and Buffalo Bisons ended last season after nearly 15 years of success, and there was much speculation as to whom the Bisons would join up with. After several months, it was announced that the New York Mets would be moving their TripleA franchise from New Orleans to Buffalo. The incoming team was far from stellar and had re-
Photo courtesy of Bisons.com Newly named Coca-Cola Field was home to the Buffalo Bisons during their first year as affiiates in the Mets organization in 2009.
peatedly finished at the bottom of the standings but had several notable prospects that made the move seem promising. However, the start of the season did not go as planned. In fact, the month of April saw a 2-16 record from the new team. The Bisons weren’t the same team the fans of Buffalo had grown accustomed to; even as the season progressed, the team never seemed to get in a groove. The Herd finished the season 5687 in last place, 26 games behind division leader Scranton Wilkes-
Barre. Normally, a pit stop for future MLB stars, the Bisons failed to produce a single star player from the 2009 season. They had a few call-ups as the season progressed, most notably outfielders Nick Evans and Fernando Martinez, two of the Mets top prospects. Both, however, failed to take advantage of their big-league playing time. There were however, some bright spots on the team. Nelson Figueroa finished his tenure with a 7-5 record, 2.25 ERA, and 94 strikeouts in 17 games for the
Herd, including an appearance in the International League All-Star game. However, after being called up to the Mets, Figueroa hasn’t had the same success he had in Buffalo, where he led the team in ERA and strikeouts. To date, he’s 2-5 with a 4.57 ERA and 38 strikeouts. Another bright spot on the team was Fernando Martinez. Despite having a mediocre major-league debut, Martinez had a solid season in Buffalo, posting a .290 batting average and jacking eight
home runs. A big disappointment in Buffalo and New York though has been fellow outfielder Nick Evans, one of, if not the top prospect in the Mets organization. Evans hit just .211 in Buffalo and is hitting .226 for New York. Evans still swings a big bat though, and led the Herd with 10 home runs. Surprisingly, the Columbus Clippers, who are now the affiliates of Cleveland also had a down year finishing 57-85, and last place in their division. The 2009 Clippers represented what would have been the Bisons had the ties between Buffalo and Cleveland not been severed. Columbus had a few more prominent prospects than Buffalo though, including Matt LaPorta and Michael Brantley. The Bisons have had to overcome adversity before and there’s no reason that they shouldn’t bounce back from the poor 2009 season. Unlike some major-league clubs, the teams’ fan support never falters. People love to go to the games, win or lose, and that will remain so, but for a team that has helped to propel the careers of such stars as Grady Sizemore and Coco Crisp, the Bisons just weren’t the same.
Team looks to bright future “This may be one of the most athletic and coachable groups of women that I have ever worked with.”
Kyle Muhammad photo Junior Gina Traniello sets the ball for freshman Meghan Fahy
By Kyle Muhammad Staff Writer Throughout the season the Lady Mavs are hoping to put all the pieces together and communicate a little more so they’ll be able to pull off a promising season yet and make it to the playoffs. “I am blessed with a team that has a high level of talent but an even higher level of potential,” said Coach Jake Beiter of the Lady Mav’s Volleyball team. “We train to fill potential.” The Lady Mav’s are coming into the season looking forward to playing at their full potential and reaching their peak during playoffs. They have been practicing vigorously to meet that ultimate goal. There training consists of high intensity practice sessions, but also daily lifting sessions. The Lady Mavs started the season with a streak of 4 wins against D’Youville, Hilbert, Morrisville State and Keuka College. They ended that streak with a loss to Buffalo State College on September 9. “To me I think we came in cocky. We were undefeated and thinking this would be another easy win. We did not play our game at all; Buffalo State talked us off the court!” said Andrea Reitz, #14. Her expectations for this year are high. “We have a huge improvement from last year. We have so much talent this year so I’m expecting us to have a winning season,” she said. Coach Beiter is also expecting good things from freshmen this year. “We have 9 very talented freshman on the team. Each and every one of them were recruited based on talent and character.” He
Kyle Muhammad photo Lauren Kirby returns the ball during action at the Sullivan Center.
went on to say that, “This may be one of the most athletic and coachable group of women that I have ever worked with,” said Beiter. The team is excited for the upcoming year and is looking forward to meeting up with Buffalo State again on Oct 15. The Lady Mavs upcoming games consist of some rematches like Hilbert, D’Youville and Morrisville State College. Lady Mavs began the season 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the AMCC. Coach Beiter comes from a rich volleyball coaching experience so he feels that he has enough strategies and, along with all the girls talent, he thinks he can make the Lady Mavs a much greater team.
Medaille Perspective September 28, 2009
Boughton breaks record with his 63rd career assist By Brandon Kilijanski Staff Writer
“I just want to play, and I just want an opportunity like I got here at Medaille. I promise you I won’t disappoint.” - Gary Boughton Ashley Herriven photo Gary Boughton defending in a 5-0 win against Daemen College on Tuesday, September 15 at All-High Stadium.
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Ten years ago, on October 5, 1999, the Medaille Men’s Soccer team set the Division III record for giving up the most goals in a game by giving up 23 to Buffalo State. Fast forward to the 2009 season and that is a thing of the past, as now the Medaille Men’s Soccer team is a true contender to win a national championship. Before the season started, the team sat down together as a unit and discussed their goals and expectations. Medaille set their standards high, which included an undefeated season, a conference championship, and most importantly, a coveted national championship. The feeling of the team is mutual for not just wanting to win a national championship, but expecting to. “We are all on the same page, expecting to win. No one expects to lose a game,” said senior captain Gary Boughton. These expectations may seem lofty, but with the array of talent and the competitive fire of the team, their goals can be attained. Senior Kendall McFayden was named for two straight seasons an NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) All-American, as well as being named to the AMCC First Team All Conference two straight years. McFayden ranks third all-time on Medaille’s career goals list. Sophomore goaltender Ryan Goettel was named the AMCC Men’s Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week during the week of September 14. “The team chemistry is great right now, and that’s very important,” says Sophomore defenseman, Matt Brehm. According to Brehm, every Friday night the team meets and has dinner at a different player’s house each week. That team bonding will be very useful when Medaille plays their top competition. The team travels to highly ranked Hobart College, September 29. The Mavs go on to host conference rival Penn StateBehrend, on October 21. With a win against both teams, expect Medaille to be ranked in the top 25. This incredible turnaround of
the past decade has been lead by Coach Dan Krzyzanowicz, now in his eighth season. Coach K eclipsed 100 wins as a head coach at Medaille with a 6-0 win against Alvernia University. One key for Medaille to continue their reign is the continued success of Boughton. “Its amazing how far we’ve come in the last ten years,” said Boughton. On September 9, 2009, Boughton etched his name in history with his 63rd career assist in an 8-1 win over visiting Wells College. That assist put him ahead of Arron Lujan (Colorado College ’91-’94) on the alltime list. Boughton was named the 2008 AMCC Player of the Year, as he led NCAA Division III assists per game (.95 assists per game) with 20 assists in 21 games. He is a three-time AMCC First Team All-Conference selection, and an NSCAA Regional All-American and Scholar All-American. Not to mention being named the AMCC Preseason Player of the Year. “It felt great to get the monkey off my back”, said Boughton after breaking the record. Out of Lancaster High School, Boughton said he was overlooked by some college coaches, and chose Medaille because he had a better chance of getting an opportunity here. It couldn’t be more evident that Boughton has made the most of his opportunity here by becoming a big-time playmaker. “No one can ever take that number away from me, and no one can say that I didn’t do it”. The biggest key to accumulating 63 assists in a career is being selfless. “You have to buy into the team philosophy, and sacrifice your own personal stats. It’s almost more exciting to see someone else score on my ball,” said Boughton. Boughton is planning on attending the MLS (Major League Soccer) combine and post tryouts with some professional teams. “I just want to play, and I just want an opportunity like I got here at Medaille.” Eventually, he wants to give back to the Men’s Soccer program in some way. Says Boughton: “I promise you I won’t disappoint.”
Boughton: personal profile • Height – 5’9” • Weight – 163 • Birthday – 11/16/88 • High School – Lancaster • Major – Sports Management • Career Goal – Professional Soccer Player • Favorite Food – Pizza • Favorite Music – Lil’ Wayne and country • Superstition – Never cuts fingernails the day before a game