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Students select ‘distinguished’ professors Three N.C. State professors were given the chance to give distictive lectures. Justin Rose

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Students had the opportunity to choose three N.C. State professors to present a “distinguished” lecture. And the votes are out. Student Government sponsored the first annual Distinguished Professor Award Lecture Series in Stewart Theater Tuesday where the three chosen professors spoke about their personal experiences. The following professors were nominated: David Washington, a teaching associate professor in the department of management, innovation and entrepreneurship; Philip Dail, the director of advising and admission in the College of Textiles; and Rupert Nacoste, professor of psychology. Taylor Hiott, chair of the Academics Commission and sophomore in economics and entrepreneurship, was the principal organizer. Hiott said the motivation behind the event was to spotlight these educators in a different kind of light. “The goal was to create an event where professors could be recognized in a different kind of way, outside of their professional experience,” Hiott said. “In reality, what students think about them is what matters the most.” Students voted in an online forum during the first two weeks of January for their favorite professor. The forum consisted of 12 questions, and student government received over 230 responses about approximately 70 different professors. A committee narrowed the selection down to the top three based on the nominations, according to Hiott. “They’re here because of what they embody,” Hiott said. “They’re here because of their impact on students’ lives.”

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Professor Rupert Nacoste interacts with Christie Jones, junior, Brittany Hall, junior, Natalia Ospina, sophomore, and Melody Futrell, senior, all students in psychology, prior to the first annual Distinguished Professor Lecture Series at Stewart Theatre, Tuesday. “I’m glad I attended because I enjoyed the other lectures as well.” Jones said. Jones, Hall, Ospina, and Futrell are a part of the “Wake Up! It’s Serious” campaign for change supported by Nacoste.

Dail said he and the other professors were surprised to be chosen for the award. “We each received an email one day from Student Government saying ‘Congratulations,’ and I had no idea what to expect,” said Dail. “All three of us were scratching our heads, trying to figure out what we had done to be congratulated for.” Each professor spoke about life lessons and their experiences though their lectures concerned a variety of topics. Dail, who is recovering from Guillain-Barre syndrome, focused on lessons in credibility, compassion, relationships and humility.

Washington spoke about growing up in poverty and the importance of displaying a positive attitude, effort and courage in achieving success. “Take charge and be passionate. That’s how you win,” Washington said. “Keep moving forward. Courage is very important.” Nacoste also spoke about modest upbringing in the Louisiana bayou and his later experiences with race riots in the U.S. Navy during the 1970’s. He said this is what sparked his interest in social psychology and led to a study of ‘neo-diversity.’ Towards the end of his lecture, Nacoste also said he wanted to emphasize the importance of speaking for one’s

self. “It bothers me to be at a university where students walk around with opinions based on nothing,” Nacoste said. “If you’re going to have an opinion, you need to do some research.” Washington, Nacoste and Dail said they were very grateful and appreciated the distinction. “Students are the important people in our professional life and also in our personal life. I know I can speak for all three of us when I say that we are very honored,” said Dail. “Students speak volumes when we take the time to listen.”

Phillip dail, college of textiles director of advising and admissions: “I grew up on a farm and worked there until I moved to Wake County in 1981 even while attending college and teaching in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. I was very involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America from the third grade through my first year in college. In 1996, I designed the advising program for the College of Textiles and became the first director of Advising and Admissions. In April 2002, I developed Guillain-Barre and was totally paralyzed within 12 hours of its onset. I continued to be paralyzed totally for three months. The first day of this ordeal, my family was told I would not likely live through the night. Later I was told to definitely not expect to stand upright again and certainly never walk. I am fortunate because 80 percent of the individuals die who have the variant of Guillain-Barre I had. I have almost totally recovered and frequently am involved in encouraging people who are experiencing this condition.“

“Humility is more than an action, it’s a mindset.”

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Rupert Nacoste, professor of psychology: “After serving in the enlisted ranks of the U.S. Navy, I obtained my B.A. degree form the University of Florida (1978). From there I went on to obtain my Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1982). In 1988 I joined the faculty here at North Carolina state University. From September, 2000 through August 2002, I served as North Carolina State University’s first Vice Provost for Diversity and African American Affairs. For my work in the classroom I have been named to the NCSU’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers (1994), and in 1999 I was named Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Psychology. In 2006, 2007 and 2009 I was nominated by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for the UNC systems Board of Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Following on the interest in (and work on) race-relations that I developed and did in the U.S. Navy, my scholarly research has focused on various aspects of interpersonal

What started as a simple walk home last night turned into a nightmare for one unfortunate N.C. State student. Robbed of his belongings and stabbed in the hand, the student, whose name has been omitted due to safety concerns, said he considers himself lucky despite his situation. “I was walking back from the fraternity house and I was on the phone with my girlfriend,” the student said.  “When I was walking up the sidewalk next to Handy Hugo’s on the side of Dan Allen I remember seeing an SUV that was coming down the wrong side of the road [towards] me, and I remember telling my girlfriend I just thought it was a drunk driver. [But] then the SUV came up on the curve.” The student said two men then commenced to jump out of the vehicle and demand his belongings. “Two guys got out, one wearing a blue shirt and the other wearing a white shirt with some sort of graphics on it. The guy in the blue shirt kept telling me he wanted my wallet, he wanted everything I had,” the student said. “I told him I didn’t have my wallet with me, so then he kept asking for my book bag … I didn’t really have anything in my book bag but I kept telling him ‘No.’”  At first, the student said he could not tell one of the men was armed because the area was dark and he could not see them well. However, once the weapon was pulled out, he said he tried to avoid being hurt. “I used my right hand to try to block it … instead of that ... one of the other guys hit me in the face and I got knocked out. I think at that point I was stabbed in the hand and all I remember after that was waking up and freaking out,” the student said. After this traumatic experience, the student said he was unable to use his phone and had a hard time understanding what happened. “I tried to turn my phone on and it wasn’t working. I had no idea what to do … there was blood all over my shirt,” the student said. “I just remember thinking, ‘there’s no way this just happened.’” After he became reoriented with his surroundings, the victimized student said he made his way back to the residence hall and called two friends for help. “[I] met them behind Carmichael Gym to get picked up. Then we called the [campus] police, met them in Lee Lot and EMS took me to Rex Hospital,” the student said. While hospitalized for the night,

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David Washington, teaching associate professor, department of management, innovation and entrepreneurship: “Prior to my current position, I served as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs. I’ve been teaching business at the college level for the past nine years. I was also president of Washington Enterprise, a human resource management consulting firm based in Garner, N.C. I’ve held several leadership positions while in the

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U.S. Army. I completed my Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis at N.C. State, and has a Master of Science Administration in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. “

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February 27 2:23 A.M. – Breaking and Entering Vehicle Warren Carroll Drive Non-student reported vehicle had been broken into and items stolen.

In Monday’s “Speaker reflects on desegregation movement,” the Minnijean Brown-Trickey talk was sponsored by the Department of Communication as part of Communication Week. Send all clarifications and corrections to Editor-in-Chief Amanda Wilkins at editor@ technicianonline.com

9:01 A.M. – Larceny Lonnie Poole Golf Course Staff member notified officers flagstick had been stolen from green. 1:37 P.M. – Traffic Stop Sullivan Drive Student was issued citation for driving with suspended driver’s license and expired registration. License was seized per court order.

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10:26 P.M. – Fire Alarm Kilgore Hall Units responded to alarm. Cause unknown. System reset. 5:19 P.M. – Suspicious Person Paul Derr Track Reports of subjects on track. Officers located nonstudents who were advised of university policy and complied to leave the area.

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Today Farmer’s Market 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Brickyard This week the market will offer: strawberries, bok choi, spinach, moisturizers, body butters, shea butter, salsa, peanut butter, cookies. fresh farm eggs, Artisan breads and honey. What’s going on with Sustainability? 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Nelson Hall Board Room, 3rd floor David Dean, outreach & communications coordinator for sustainability and energy, will talk about the current projects at the NCSU Sustainability office. Student Senate Meeting 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Student Senate Chambers Appropriations Bill must be filed for first reading by this meeting.

In consideration of the impending budget cuts, Student Health and Student Government are working together to modify the Health Center’s operating hours and improve the allocation of appointments. Robert Hayford, associate director of the Student Health Center, said the proposed new hours are intended to help students get appointments with Student Health. “The recent budgetary concerns have compelled Student Health to maximize efficiencies and look for alternative ways of providing services to students in the most logical and fiscally responsible way,” Hayford said. “We believe this proposal for reallocating resources and maximizing daytime resources is the most financially responsible decision given the financial challenges Student Health and the University face.” The evening hours are what would be impacted. According to studies by

“The reallocation of resourcthe Student Health Center, 73 percent of the patients seen in es to the daytime would better the evening said they could utilize fee and service revenue have waited until the next day supported positions and increase efficiencies,” Hayford to visit the center. The University Health Com- said. According to Hayford, these mittee reviewed and supports the proposed reallocation, ac- changes will also decrease the time it takes for students cording to Hayford. “The Student Health Center to make an appointment by is proposing a reallocation of increasing the number of apits evening resources which in- pointments available to stuclude three nurses and a cleri- dents. “Currently, the average wait cal employee to the daytime shift,” Hayford said. “This is time for students to make an meant to maximize available appointment is about one day resources during the highest or ranges between one and two days,” Hayford said.  “This volume times of the day.” Hayford said a new physi- wait will decrease even further with the new cian assistant provider and position was nurses.” recently apHayford proved and also said the will be added new addition in March.  a nd reno“The new v a t i on s t o physician asthe Student sistant w ill Health Cenneed to be Robert Hayford, associate ter will allow supported by director of the Student Health providers to nurses as they Center see more stusee patients,” dents during Hayford said. “The nurses that would be real- the day and be more efficient located to the daytime would in seeing those students. According to Hayford, there fill this need and eliminate the need to add new nurse po- is no proposed change to the hours for any Student Health sitions.” According to Hayford, this service other than the clinic. “With this new schedule, a proposed new position as well as the new hours would be ben- physician will be available dureficial for students seeking care ing all hours Student Health is open,” Hayford said. “By no at the Student Health Center.

“By no means will the quality of service to students be reduced.”

current hours: Current hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tues. – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat. – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nurse Clinic: Mon. – Fri. – 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Source: robert hayford

Proposed hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. –8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Source: robert hayford

means will the quality of service to students be reduced.” Hayford said he wanted to emphasize that whenever Student Health is closed during the fall or spring, telephone medical advice is available and a physician, counselor, and psychiatrist are also “on call.” “We continue to search for new opportunities that will lead to cost savings and greater efficiencies for the students at N.C. State,” Hayford said.

7:33 P.M. – Suspicious Person Varsity Lot Report of possibly intoxicated subject. Officers checked area but did not locate anyone. 1:50 A.M. – Assist another agency University Towers Raleigh Police Department issued student citation for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. Student was referred to the University for Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia. 8:03 A.M. – Assault Fountain Dining Hall Staff member reported being assaulted by another staff member in December. A Criminal Summons was obtained and the subject was served. 1:26 P.M. – Drug Violation Capability Lot Report of possible drug violation. Officers located two non-students smoking cigarettes. No further action taken.

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the student received a CAT scan as well as X-rays. After having his hand bandaged, medical professional decided the student sustained a minor concussion. “They said I did have a concussion, [but] they said there was no major damage ... I have to go see an orthopedic doctor to see if the damage to the nerves and tendons [in my hand] are permanent,” the student said. “[I do not have permanent damage] that I know of right now.” The victimized student spoke with the Raleigh Police Department and filed a report regarding the event because the incident occurred within RPD’s jurisdiction. “It’s in the Raleigh Police Department’s hands now,” the student said. “They said all they can really do now is see if they can find the car that I described.” Jim Sughrue, director of public affairs at the Raleigh Police Department said this incident involved more than one agency. “Initially, N.C. State police responded,” Sughrue said. “However, RPD was contacted when it was determined that the incident had occurred off campus.” The student said he feels fortunate his situation had not escalated any further. “The police officer and EMS said I’m definitely lucky because normally this isn’t how it plays out,” the student said. Director of Greek Life, John

Mountz, wants students to know that although the student’s experience was in proximity to Greek Village, the area surrounding campus has not been tagged as unsafe. “If Campus Police indicated that we had a safety concern in Greek Village then we would work with all of our students that live there … [but] they’ve not indicated there’s any kind of safety concern … so we’ve not taken any action at this point.” While this incident was both unfortunate and dangerous, the student said he believes N.C. State is a safe campus. “I like NC State, and I don’t think people should look at incidents like this and hold it against the university or campus police,” the student said. “I think the university does a great job by having the emergency blue light system. It’s just an unfortunate event, [where I was] in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Sughrue also encouraged anyone with information regarding the investigation to contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers. “The case has been assigned for follow-up investigation. At this point no suspects have been arrested,” Sughrue said. “Anyone with information that might assist the investigation should contact Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP.”

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Student Media Board slow to elect leaders Administrative drawbacks keep Student Media Board of Directors from hiring 2011-2012 leaders. John Wall Staff Writer

The Student Media Board of Directors met in Witherspoon Tuesday night with the goal of electing 2011-2012 student media leaders. Representatives from Agromeck, Wolf TV, WKNC, the Technician, the Nubian Message, Windhover, and the Student Media business office were in attendance. However, except for the Technician editor-in-chief, the advisory boards were only able to announce their recommendations for Student Media leaders. No leaders were formally elected. The board did not have quorum, a rule of order which stipulates that a majority of the board’s voting members must be in attendance in order to make elections official. The board must have seven voting members present, four of which must be students,

according to Paul McCauley, chair of the Student Media Board of Directors and a graduate teaching assistant. A total of six members were present: three students and three professionals, leaving the board short one student member. Two of the missing student members were reported to have notified the board of their impending absences. The board recognized one student member as being out of the country. Bradley Wilson, coordinator of the student publications office, was in attendance. He stressed the importance of the attendance of student members and urged student members with voting privileges who showed up to the meeting to push their counterparts to attend. “This is really important to us. We are devoting our lives to [Student Media]. We need [voting members] here,” Wilson said. The board will have to meet again to reach quorum. But, at the meeting, the group had two options in when it could meet again. It could have waited until April for its next scheduled meeting, or organized a special

meeting to be held sometime before April. The board chose to try to meet in two weeks. The Technician editor-inchief was not announced because it is a “highly visible position,” according to McCauley. The decision not to announce the board’s recommendation for editor-in-chief was ultimately left to McCauley. Current Technician Editorin-Chief Amanda Wilkins, a junior in horticultural science, said she agreed with McCauley’s reasoning for not making the announcement. The Student Media Board of Directors must formally elect leaders before current leaders can begin to train them in their upcoming positions. The new editor-in-chief of Technician will take office in May, and the longer the board takes to formally elect the new chief, the harder it will be for him or her to start out well, according to Wilkins. All Student Media positions change leaders at the beginning of May, except for WKNC which changes April 1. “Given the position of the editor-in-chief on-campus, it would have been a really tough

recommendations: Technician: Unannounced Agromeck: Stephanie Doss WKNC: Molly Matty Windhover: Alanna Howard NubianMessage:  Cordera Guion Wolf TV: Paul Blake Business Office: Ronilyn Osborne Source: Student Media Board of Directors

situation of knowing who the recommended person was and not being able to act on that recommendation,” Wilkins said. Wilkins said she had little time to prepare for her position when she took office as editorin-chief in May 2010, which put her at a disadvantage. Wilkins said she is frustrated the board did not announce its recommendation for her successor, but that she did not blame the board. “It was the people who didn’t come today that didn’t make quorum that made this position difficult,” Wilkins said. “We had the potential to choose [all of the student leaders] tonight, and for people to move forward with training.”

University budget changes mean changes to OIT OIT will undergo significant changes starting this summer. Sagar Sane Staff Writer

As a result of University budget cuts, the Office of Information Technology will make internal system changes, including eliminating many staff positions. Marc Hoit, vice chancellor of Office of Information Technology, said there will be approximately a 6 percent budget cut for OIT.  “Six percent is what seems to be most likely right now, although it will take at least

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another month for the formal announcement.” According to Hoit, the biggest change will be the addition of a new Shared Services unit. “Shared Services will be the new unit which will effectively merge some of the common components in infrastructure systems, systems and operations and identity management groups amongst others. We will be basically reorganizing the people doing same type of work in different group,” Hoit said. “We hope to reduce costs through this.” Hoit said almost 15 positions have already been scrapped. “This was a tough decision to make. 11 filled positions and four vacant positions have been discontinued,” Hoit said. “Unfortunately, these positions had to be terminated.” In addition to cutting staff, Hoit said OIT will no longer use certain software. “We have closed down our mainframe, which accounted for a quarter million of our budget. Some pieces of the software used by OIT will be eliminated including Sybase, one of our database systems. Our license for Novell, a system used to for administrative purposes, will also not be re-

newed.” According to Hoit, budget cuts could lead to increased need for student hires for OIT in the upcoming semester. “As there will be decreases in permanent hires, we will definitely require more part-time positions to be filled. Students normally work for one semester or for one project. Such short term talent is what we will need and students are perfect for that,” Hoit said. “They will have more opportunities for internships and part-time jobs with OIT. We will also facilitate to use our projects as a part of coursework for students in computer science stream.” According to Leslie Dare, director of student affairs technology services, OIT will use this opportunity to reorganize and improve efficiency. “There is no doubt that OIT will have a difficult time working as efficiently on the back end with fewer staff overall,” Dare said. “But my understanding is they will not have a direct impact on student services.” Hoit said there will be a few minor impacts on students. “We will be shifting our Help Desk hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to a period be-

tween 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is because our statistics show that calls between seven and eight in morning and five and six in the evening comprise only two percent of total calls we receive,” Hoit said. “Other than this, there will be no significant changes, no change in the charges for our phone or internet services.” According to Dare, OIT staff are up to the task of reduced personnel and budget cuts. “I work with many of the staff in all the various departments with OIT on a daily basis, in many different venues, as a colleague in troubleshooting technical issues, as a partner on committees and in strategic planning, as a customer receiving services and support,” Dare said. “I can say with confidence that just about to a person, these are very dedicated university employees and I am sure that they are up to the task.” Hoit said these budget cuts are not only a problem for OIT, but for the rest of the University as well. “Budget cuts are painful, and  there will certainly be some additional responsibilities,” Hoit said. “These are difficult times for us as well as for other departments.”

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Force drop policy for all The Facts:

The force drop policy automatically kicks all students out of the class when they do not attend the first two days of class at the beginning of the school year. Student can stay in the class if they contact the professor prior to the school year beginning if they have a conflict with the beginning of school.

Our Opinion:

Provost Warwick Arden should embrace the force drop policy, for the sake of the students and the professors. Though it would require more work from professors and students, this will also motivate students to take control of their class schedule.

Class size and availability are two major issues students face when they deal with classes. Class size can reduce class interaction and availability can hinder students from graduating on time. As chief academic officer, Provost Warwick Arden, it is your job to make sure these are not hindering students’ success. The force drop policy, already employed by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, should be implemented by all colleges. Waiting for the waiting list to slowly move through its cycle of students can be frustrating. Students can sit in a class without the definite intent of taking it or wait for a couple of weeks until they drop it. Arden, you should be making sure that the students have the tools re-

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quired to get into the classes they need. This policy has the potential to free up spots in classes for students who really want to be there. It may be a harsh start in the fall, but it will certainly be a well-needed wake up call for students. This policy, while enforced by the professor and the Office of Registration and Records, would increase the level of responsibility students will need to maintain their class schedule. They will need to put more thought into the classes they sign up for and monitor the time they have during the first week. This policy not only holds

the power to discourage students who do not want to be in a class, it also can motivate students to attend the class. They have the potential to be invested from the beginning. As provost, you should want to encourage students to go to class and engage in their programs. This policy is a step in the right direction regarding attendance. Provost, you need to make sure, once this policy is in place, that professors abide by the policy and make sure they work with students who have legitimate conflicts with the beginning week of classes. Though it is more work for

them, it is worth the investment of their time to get students who really want to be in their classes. Although it is extra work on the professors the first week of school to take attendance, it works toward the goal to free up classes for those students who are wait-listed but have a desire to be in the class. Your job as provost is to maintain the academic integrity of the University and help students be successful. Though this takes some tough love in regards to a force drop policy, this can help students and professors improve the quality of a class from the beginning of the year.

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hen looking at the proposed budget cuts the U.S. House of Representatives passed a few weeks ago, different people respond passionately to different cuts. The proposal to cut federal funding for publ ic broadcasting is mine. Benjamin You simply Kraudel shou ld not Staff Columnist be a l lowed to touch the Sesame Street money. It is easy to oversimplify the arguments about public broadcasting. I could easily belabor my love of Cookie Monster and The Count and rail against anyone who would deny America’s future youth these lifelong friends. Making this argument about Sesame Street alone is unfair to all the other quality programming that is paid for by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. My exposure to public broadcasting as a child was not limited to the friendly Henson muppets. National Public Radio was a huge par t of my childhood. More of ten than not, the car radio was tuned to WUNC and we listened to Car Talk or A Prarie Home Companion. I would find myself watching NOVA or a bevy of cooking shows all on UNC-TV at home. NPR is almost all I listen to in the car now. There is no better source for North Carolina programming than WUNC. The programming on public broadcasting tends to be more sincere and, frankly, more honest. The news brought over from the BBC is a godsend of non-biased information. About 93 percent of the U.S. population is within the listening area of one or more of the 900 -plus stations that carry NPR programming, according to the NPR website. There is no way you can say a budget cut warrants taking this resource away from the citizens.

On PBS there are any number of quality programs which simply would not have been made without public broadcasting. Ken Burns has been making documentaries for PBS for decades. According to Burns, those films would not have been made without public broadcasting. Burns’ 2007 documentary about World War II, The War, was a success when it aired on TV, as well as when it was released on DVD. Republicans vying for these budget cuts keep talking about the commercial success of Sesame Street and how the franchise will not be in danger due to these budget cuts. Just because another network will be eager to pick up Sesame Street does not keep them out of danger. The greatest thing about Sesame Street is that they have never been beholden to sponsors. Sesame Street has spent 42 years making entertaining, educational television for children no matter those children’s socioeconomic position. When Jim Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and the rest of the people responsible for Sesame Street created what has become the most iconic American children’s show, their intention was to give poor children a leg up. The only people public broadcasting programmers have to please are its viewers and listeners. Public broadcasting is the last bastion of programming that is not trying to tell you what to do, who to support or what to buy. It exists to help those who watch or listen be better educated and better informed. There is no excuse or reason to take that away.

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t’s been a while since you elected your 2010-2011 senators last year, yet here we find ourselves again, ready to elect another round. The Student Senate has been working on a lot this year, but I’m afraid that sometimes that message just doesn’t reach the student body the way it should. You’ll soon, no doubt, be hearing all about Emerson t he a c c omBarker plishments of Guest Columnist various candidates, but allow me to preface the debate with a few recent projects that you’ll be interested in. Our first, and perhaps most readily apparent undertaking, is allotment of appropriations funds to various student clubs and organizations. About 157 clubs have applied this year for reasons that vary from paintball to pre-med meetings, requesting a full $170,634.10. There are various rules and regulations involved in the effort, so it really takes every senator working with and sponsoring clubs to make the operation run smoothly. I’ve sat down with some of the clubs I’ve sponsored and it’s always interesting to hear the hopes and plans that they are making before starting the semester— plans that you, as students, make possible by electing and supporting Student Government. Ethan Harrelson and the rest of the Appropriations Committee have put a great

deal of time into this project and though they can’t fully fund every club, they’ve spent well over 40 hours interviewing, planning and serving on your behalf. As appropriations draw students together from all across campus, Student Government is also undertaking another program that is intended to build campus spirit and dialogue between the colleges. At the Senate Meeting tonight, we’ll be reviewing Senator Scott Moore’s funding request for the First Annual College Cup. The College Cup will be a competition later in the year that enlists 10 contestants from each college to compete in a variety of academic and athletic challenges. Spanning from Main to Centennial Campus, it will offer an opportunity to bring everyone together for a chance to meet, greet and compete. You should come out to watch. It will be a fun time and you never know, your college just might be the first to have their name on the trophy. This campus unity couldn’t be more important as we increasingly need to speak in one voice in the face of hard times. On the topic of challenges, Student Government is also taking on student concerns with academic advising. The bill draws from interviews with students, advisers and university officials to devise a cohesive plan to address the varied advising system across

the colleges and departments. It would be nearly impossible to address every positive and negative story I’ve heard in this column, but the bill chooses to focus on the four main student concerns of having advisers that are accessible, responsive, knowledgeable and individualized, while still taking into account faculty concerns with the website and training policies. This will make a difference from the moment students step in the door on their first day to when they graduate and step off campus for the last time. If you’d like to get more information about any of these programs, send an e-mail to the people I’ve named or come talk to me. I’m always open to student input or a good idea. Or better yet, drop by the Student Senate Meeting on the second floor of Witherspoon tonight at 7:30 P.M. The meetings are always open to the public. Emerson Barker is a sophomore in political science and a first-year senator at-large. Barker serves as the Student Senate Press Secretary.

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‘Dye It Blonde’ both familiar and new

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Musically, my parents and I do not agree on much. They raised me on ABBA, Moody Blues and everything 70s. By high school, I had dropped everything oldies for the indie music that is so prevalent in our generation. But, after giving them a good listen of the Smith Westerns new album, Dye It Blonde, I had the whole family agree on a band that didn’t hit their peak in 1978. And if you haven’t been listening to indie music, the Smith Westerns provide a great starting point. The band doesn’t throw you through the hoops of obscurity that many people feel indie music is, but reminds fans of the early rock they grew up listening to as kids. Dye It Blonde is the second

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album that the band has produced and was just released in mid-January. Their 60sinspired, Beatlesque sound is both familiar and new; compelling listeners to keep listening through the end of the album. Their lyrics are honest and simple, and complement their traditional yet somehow experimental instrumentation well. Expect strong electric guitar, pop keys and soft vocals that

are oddly mesmerizing. Also expect a lot—and I mean a lot—of electric guitar solos. The band hails from the Windy City and consists of vocalist Cullen Omori, guitarist Max Kakacek and bassist Cameron Omori. Before this album release, they toured with some of the big names in the business—MGMT, Florence

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Future unclear for comedy CBS cancelled production of the rest of the season; Sheen claims he may not return. Brooke Shafranek Staff Writer

“One and a Half Men” may not have the best ring to it, but that appears to be the future of the hit CBS comedy show. Two and a Half Men has been on a rocky road due to star Charlie Sheen’s public antics. CBS and Warner Brothers released a statement saying they were shutting down the production of Two and a Half Men for the duration of the season, “based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statement, conduct and condition.” Sheen publicly insulted the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, calling him a “stupid, stupid little man” and a “contaminated little mag-

got,” among other things. Now Sheen claims he will never return to the show, unless Lorre and “the turds that are currently in place” are fired. Sheen told Good Morning America there is a plan for his own show on HBO called Sheen’s Corner, though a representative from HBO said there is no truth to this claim. Sheen is bound by contract to complete the show through its eighth season, which begins production in July. Gregory Adams, a freshman in civil engineering, said Two and a Half Men should come to an end, despite the show only cancelling the rest of the current season. “I believe that they should end the show anyways,” Adams said, “due to the crude humor and that Sheen is an all-around bad person on and off the show.” Joe Murray, a junior in mathematics, agrees the show has run its course. “The show has been around

for a very long time, which is evident by the character [Jake], who was once a child is now nearly a fully-grown adult,” Murray said. “I think it’s about time they canceled it, not because it’s a bad show, but because every episode is just about the same in some way.” If Sheen does not return to the show and Two and a Half Men continues with a new actor to replace him, the reception is not expected to be positive. “I do not think that as many people would watch the show with another actor, or actress, replacing Sheen,” Adams said. “People will not watch the show because of the presence that Charlie Sheen brings to the show. He can truly fulfill the role of an alcoholic swinger that I think nobody else would be able to.” Murray said Sheen is the only one that can really repre-

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Dance fusion team fosters creativity Fusion blends cultural and modern dance styles for unique performances. Jordan Alsaqa Senior Staff Writer

Combining the historical ethnic dances of its members with modern styles like hiphop and stepping, the Fusion dance group brings its unique sense of style to the Raleigh area. Since the organization’s first full school year in 2003, Fusion has remained a consistent force of creativity and culture here at N.C. State, while also bringing a sense of unity and family to the students in the group. Fusion was first conceived of as an offshoot of the Asian Students Association in 2002. ASA members Hyejin Ann and Yumi Pyon decided to do a dance performance for the Asia Night event. Together with other ASA members, they were able to perform two very different dances, one cultural and one hip-hop. The following year, bolstered by the success of the performance the previous year, the ASA brought the group back. The following summer, Annie Yee and Kawan Rojanatavorn, both dancers at Asia Night 2003, decided to bring Fusion back yet again, this time as a permanent, year-round dance team. Sam Kim, a senior in communications, said the constant challenge to develop as a dancer appealed to him. “It’s a great outlet for dance, which is something I love to do,” Kim said. “It keeps bringing me back because being a part of such a tight-knit group has made me want to keep trying harder.” Much of that drive comes from the focus the group places

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sent the character, and what he brings to the show is irreplaceable. “Charlie Sheen’s goofy sexual antics make the show what it is,” Murray said. “It just wouldn’t be the same without him.” Murray said the shutting down of production sealed the show’s fate. “If CBS decided to cancel the show, they are probably going to stick to that decision,” Murray said. “It will probably just die.” Adams said CBS made the correct decision to cancel the rest of the season and should make the next step by canceling the show. “Sheen has stated that he is not coming back. If CBS were to coax him into either com-

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Cindy Lam, a freshman in chemical engineering, practices a dance routine as the team prepares for upcoming dance events. “Fusion is more than just a dance crew, we are a family. There’s no love like our Fusion love,” Lam said.

on integrating the culture of its merous places and events in members into the dances they the area. “We get invited to do a lot choose to fuse. Though the group started to highlight a of different events,” Kaikai mixture of traditional Asian said. “We danced at the NHL dances with modern ones, it All-Stars Fan Fare a few weeks has since broadened its horizon ago, and we’ve been asked to to include a wide and eclectic perform at museums and high schools. Also, we always do number of styles. Asia Night.” “We’ve Mu c h o f done Indian t he te a m’s dances, steppopularity ping a nd a and success bunch of difca n be atferent modern tributed to dances,” Kim the dedicasaid. “We try tion and hard to accept anywork of the thing people team membring to the bers. table.” Sam Kim, senior in Megan W it h t h e communications Rodgers, a variety of the freshman in dances performed, Fusion has become a environmental engineering, very popular group in the Ra- said the practice schedule keeps the team ready for any perforleigh community. Cicely Kaikai, a sophomore mance they are invited to do. “We practice twice a week, in biological engineering, said the team has danced at nu- on Mondays and Wednesdays,”

Rodgers said. “Then we always do an extra rehearsal before any performance, whether it is a big or small one. Recently, we’ve been performing every week, which had made for a lot of practices.” Despite t he demanding schedule, the team members all stressed the fun and enjoyable atmosphere they work in. Bryan Hum, a sophomore in international studies, said the group dynamic is what makes Fusion work as well as it does. “Fusion has allowed me to gain dance experience, find new friends and become a family with these other dancers,” Hum said. “We all have the different personalities, but we are there for the same reasons, which makes it easier to connect.” The good-natured team spirit is an aspect of Fusion the dance team hopes to emphasize. The group has begun offering lessons and an introduction to what dance fusion is to inter-

a new show so they can make more money.” “Sheen has been getting a lot of bad attention in the media lately, so he might not be as popular now as he once was,” Murray said. Lewis recalled Matt LeBlanc’s career after his hit TV show ended, and related that to Sheen’s current situation. “I think everyone saw how Joey went with that guy from Friends. Sheen is better off finding another role to play.” Anna Massoglia, a junior in psychology, does not foresee a replacement for Sheen. “It is unlikely that CBS would overtly replace Sheen with another actor,” Massoglia said. “CBS is in a position where network heads must determine whether it would be more costefficient to modify the show to accommodate Sheen’s absence or cut funding for the show altogether.” Massoglia also said it is “im-

probable that CBS, Sheen or any other actor involved in the show will suffer too much as a reproach of this episode.” According to Massoglia, the publicity will only help the show’s future. “The publicity gained from this incident is just promulgating the show and the network, and will most likely augment the potential audience to which CBS targets its shows,” Massoglia said. “Any type of fracas between a major television network and a well-known actor has the potential to benefit both parties, and little plausibility for either party’s detriment.” Two and a Half Men’s ratings in 2010 were very high, and was second only to American Idol. Next season should determine the overall fate of the program.

“We’ve done Indian dances, stepping and a bunch of different modern dances.”

pleting the season at a later date or to do another season, then it will take some time and a lot of money,” Adams said. PJ Lewis, a freshman in engineering, said ratings would drop if the show replaced Sheen. “If CBS were to go replace Sheen with a different actor I don’t feel the show would do so well, due to the fact that people wouldn’t be able to connect to the new character as well as they did with Sheen’s,” Lewis said. “If Sheen decides not to come back, I feel as if the show doesn’t stand a chance of surviving.” Even if Sheen isn’t getting a show on HBO, he will most likely be on television again. “He will get another show, and probably on a different network, because he appeals to a certain part of the public,” Adams said. “People want to see his crude humor, so any network would hire Sheen for

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Cairyl Alcazar, a sophomore in food science, helps out fellow Fusion dance team member Jay Robertson at their practice Sept. 29, 2010. Robertson, a senior in graphic design, enjoys the dancing required for Fusion, but also much more. “We’re like a family here,” Robertson said. “We all have our strenghs, and we play off each other.”

ested members of the community. The goal of these classes is to try to bring in new team members. “Even during the try-out period, a lot of people are able to connect and forge relationships through the shared love of dance,” Hum said. “The classes were started to let people come and learn dances and get a feel for the team. That way, when try-outs come around in the fall, people are more likely to

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and the Machine, Belle and Sebastian and Passion Pit. The band was named band of the week by Rolling Stone Magazine after their release of Dye it Blonde on Jan. 18. For a first listen, check out the tracks “Fallen In Love” and “Only One.” These two songs are both different, but are connected by minor chords and melancholy rock that makes you want to take a road trip—just in time for Spring Break. So, grab a copy of Dye It Blonde, get in the car with some friends and book it. If you are already a fan of the Smith Westerns or didn’t like them the first time you heard them, expect cleaner, softer sounds and clearer vocals—an overall improvement from their self-titled first album

want to come out and audition.” Regardless of what new members may join next semester, Fusion remains a dance team dedicated to marrying modern styles to the cultural history of its members.

in 2009. Dye It Blonde is the band’s graduation album, from teenage garage sound to a more polished, grown-up sound. The band leaves behind the harsh, quick vocals for slow melodic echoes. Check out the song “Smile” for something clearer and dreamier than their original sound. The song features a chorus that is unexpected compared to the rest of the album, making the song stand out compared to the rest of the tracks. Dye It Blonde provides a great transition, both for the band and for the 60s sound that seems to be coming back in great demand. I would recommend the album to anyone who’s been looking for a Beatles rebirth or is a fan of the Dum Dum Girls. Imagine a masculine, louder Dum Dum Girls and you have the Smith Westerns.

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Junior infielder Andrew Ciencin swings and makes contact with a ball in the game against Davidson on Doak Field March 1. Ciencin was 1 for 4 and had 1 RBI in the 3-2 win.

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pitches and I was able to do that today.” The Pack tried to play small ball but failed to execute some sacrifice bunt attempts and made some key base running mistakes, as well. The offense has shown signs of life, averaging over 11 runs a game in State’s four victories. How-

ever, the Pack has lacked the offensive consistency, managing only four total runs in its three losses. With the help of its pitching and defense, the Wolfpack managed to pull out a close one.     “It’s good to win a close game,” head coach Elliot Avent said. “Especially when we had the lead the whole game and they came back and tied it up late. We know we’re a good offensive ball club and we just have to continue to get better.”

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Senior Dan Forsythe competes in the 100 yard breaststroke against UNC Thursday night. Forsythe won 1st place with a time of 56.79. N.C. State lost to the tarheels in the overall meet.

The Pack will be back in action this weekend, hosting Penn State Friday at 3 p.m. at Doak Field and Dale Park.

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has come with many backto-back accomplishments in the pool. Some of these accredited achievements include recording two Top-10 All-Time swims in school history in the 2008-2009 season, including fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 55.49 and 8th in the 200-yard

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not enough to earn a bid to the championships. But plans for his future have not gone unnoticed. With a vigorous major and a passion for the pool, one would only expect a successful transition to the post-graduate life. “I decided I’m going into the real world,” Forsythe said. “I hope to find a job in mechanical engineering somewhere and try to stay in shape for the 2012 Summer Olympic Trials.”

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Cavs drop Pack in Charlottesville Three earn All-ACC Academic honors N.C. State juniors Tanya Cain, Paige Dugal and Kim Kern earned a spot on the 2010 Women’s soccer All-ACC Academic Team. Dugal and Cain earn the award for their second time, and Kern is a first-time recipient. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his or her academic career. Dugal and Kern both started all 19 games for the Pack, anchoring the back line as a defender and goalkeeper, respectively. Cain ranked third on the Wolfpack in scoring with 12 points on four goals and a teamhigh four assists. Source: N.C. State Athletics

Holston, Kastanek earn All-ACC honors

Junior forward Bonae Holston was named second team All-ACC and sophomore guard Marissa Kastanek earned honorable mention recognition. Holston, from Newport News, Va., ranks fifth in the conference in both scoring (15.9) and rebounding (8.2), and is one of only two players to rank in the top five in both categories. She ranks third in offensive rebounds (3.4) and 10th in field goal percentage (49.2). Kastanek, a Lincoln, Neb. native, followed up her 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year campaign by averaging 13.8 points per game, the 11th best mark in the ACC. She also ranks fourth in free throw shooting (82.1), eighth in threepointers made (1.9) and ninth in three-point shooting (35.5).

Virginia shoots 47.6 percent from three point range, hand Pack 10th ACC loss. Taylor Barbour Sports Editor

Turnovers and poor defense can pretty much sum up the Pack’s season this year. Both were extremely prevalent Tuesday night as the men’s basketball team dropped another ACC road game to the Virginia Cavaliers, 69-58. Virginia shot a blazing 47.6 percent from behind the arch, connecting on 10 of 21 three-point shots, while shooting 39.6 percent from the field. Eight of the Cavaliers 10 three pointers game from just two players, forward Will Sherrill and guard Joe Harris who both finished with 14 and 19 points, respectively. However, State’s defense didn’t necessarily put up an extraordinary performance, giving the Cavs multiple wide-open looks. The turnover margin also killed the Pack as the team turned the ball over 15 times against a stingy Cavalier defense. With the loss State drops to 15-14 (5-10 in ACC),

while Virginia moves to 15-14 (6-9 in the ACC). Senior guard Javier Gonzalez led the way for the Pack offensively, scoring a team high 16 points. Freshman guard Lorenzo Brown and sophomore forward Scott Wood also chipped in nine points each, while sophomore Richard Howell pulled down 10 boards in the losing effort. Constant double teams from the Virginia defense limited senior forward Tracy Smith to a relatively quiet night, scoring only 10 points on just four shots from the floor. With Smith’s down game, sophomore center Jordan Vandenberg had an extended role as he played 22 minutes, scoring one point while bringing down three rebounds. Virginia started out on fire as the team scored three point shots, building a quick 16-0 lead just five minutes into the game. Sophomore forward Scott Wood finally got the Pack on the board with a three pointer, simultaneously kicking off State’s own offensive run in which the Pack rolled off 11 straight, during a 17-2 run, putting the Pack right back into the game. Sparking that run for the Pack was Gonzalez, who led the team at the half with nine points. With only two col-

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Junior guard CJ Williams drives down the court during the 2nd half of the Georgia Tech game Feb. 26. Williams had three points, four rebounds and four assists in the 79-74 win.

legiate games remaining for Gonzalez, the senior guard looks to take advantage of his remaining time with the Pack. The teams traded buckets back and forth in the reaming part of the half, with the Cavaliers leading by four, 32-28. However, the Cavs opened up

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Panza named EAGL specialist of the week

Pack swimmer sets two new school records.

Junior gymnast Jess Panza was named EAGL Specialist of the Week honors for winning three events in the Pack’s final home meet. Panza won beam, bars and floor in Sunday’s home finale against George Washington. She became the first Pack gymnast this season to win three events in a single meet, and pushes her team-leading tally of first-place finishes to seven on the year. Source: N.C. State Athletics

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Thursday Women’s basketball vs. Boston College Greensboro, N.C., 6 p.m. Friday Softball vs. Louisville Cookville, Tenn., 12:30 p.m. Baseball vs. Penn State Doak Field at Dail Park, 3 p.m. Women’s tennis vs. Duke J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, 4 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Miami Greensboro, N.C., 6 p.m.

Quote of the day “We know we’re a good offensive ball club and we just have to continue to get better.” head coach Elliot Avent

Sunday at 6 p.m. against the Florida State Seminoles in the season finale. The team will recognize seniors Tracy Smith and Javier Gonzalez before the game.

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the second half with a 10-3 run to stretch its lead to 42-31. State attempted to cut into the deficit, getting within six points late in the second half, but the Wolfpack defense failed to contain the Cavaliers’ hot shooting. The Pack returns to action

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Matt Bergquist, a junior in sport management, dives for first at the State vs. Davidson game on Doak Field at State campus Tuesday. Both players look up at the referee, confirming he’s safe. The Davidson pitcher was cautious of Bergquist who was gunning for second, but this didn’t stop State from pulling out a 3-2 win, making that the third of four games this season.

Wolfpack rallies to home victory over Davidson State blows early lead but rallies in the eighth inning to hold off Wildcats. Jeff Gonza Staff Writer

After nearly blowing a two run lead, the Wolfpack was able to break through in its last at bat for a 3-2 victory over the Davidson Wildcats (5-5) to improve its record to 4-3. State’s pitching staff allowed just five hits on the day with sophomore Ethan Ogburn leading the way. Ogburn pitched six innings allowing just one earned run on one hit en route to a career high 11 strikeouts. The bat of junior Andrew Ciencen also came alive as he paced the offense with an RBI and a pair of doubles on a 3-4 performance.     The Pack struck first in the third thanks to a two out infield single by Cien-

cen. Davidson’s third baseman made a nice play on Ciencen’s rip down the line only to over throw it, allowing junior Pratt Maynard to score giving the pack a 1-0 lead.  Junior outfielder Brett Williams led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a single and was knocked in by Ciencen on an RBI double to tack on another run. But the Wildcats answered in the 6th inning.  After Ogburn allowed a leadoff walk and hit another, Forrest Brandt put Davidson on the board with an RBI double.  One run scored but the second runner was thrown out at the plate in an attempt to score from first which made the score 2-1. Senior Rob Chamra came in to pitch in the seventh in relief of Ogburn and surrendered a leadoff single to Andrew Barna who eventually came around to score.  After a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch moved Barna to third, he scored the tying run on a Kelly Myers single.  Despite the Wildcat comeback, State took the lead back

for good in the eighth on an RBI single by sophomore catcher Danny Canela. Ciencen led the inning off with his third hit and second double of the day, and then came around to score the go ahead run, giving the Pack a 3-2 victory.  Sophomore Chris Overman pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to get the Win. Although he was not credited with the victory, Ogburn pitched sensational and gave the Pack a chance to win the game.  With the lack of run support, Ogburn kept the Davidson lineup off-balance, commanding the strike zone with the help of a knee-buckling breaking ball that the Wildcats couldn’t touch. “I tried to keep the team in it,” Ogburn said. “I knew the bats would get going eventually. I wanted to come in and pound the strike zone with three

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his skills in the breaststroke to the table with a few appearances in the individual medley relay. His high school career Sean Ege took place at Father Ryan High Staff Writer School in Nashville, TennesThey say time can be man’s see, where his hard work and worst enemy, but senior Dan studious behavior did not go Forsythe of the N.C. State unnoticed. “In high school, during my Men’s Swim team knows how to beat the concept of time in senior year, I received the Fathe pool. This past weekend ther Fleming award,” Forsythe Forsy th broke an unprec- said. “I also got the award for edented two school records at best overall athlete both in and the ACC Championships in the out of the classroom for my graduating class.” pools of Georgia Tech. The Reverend William J. On Friday, Forsythe, a senior in mechanical engineering Fleming Award is the highest added a new school record and award a senior student-athlete hit a “B” cut with a 54.37 in the can receive at Father Ryan High 100-yard breaststroke, beating School. It is given to recognize both his own and the previous an outstanding student-athlete school record of 54.97. The fol- whose life apart from sports is a lowing day he set yet another true reflection of faith, knowlschool record with a 1:59.17 edge and service, and is seen in the 200-yard breaststroke. as a role model for others to However, he was not alone in follow. There is no doubt as to why his feats. Freshman Barrett Miesfeld set a new school re- Forsythe was a candidate for t his award. cord in the H i s ju n ior 100 butteryear in high f ly and hit a school For“B” cut with sy the was a 47.49. The a s a s t at e Pack finished champion in eighth overall the 100-yard at the ACC breaststroke Championa long w it h ships. being a four“It was a time NISCA decent finish Senior Dan Forsythe Academic for us for the All-Ameriyea r,” Forsythe said. “I thought team can, twice for the breaststroke performance was good, [it] and twice for the individual definitely improved from last medley relay. Since his freshman year at year, this year we had five or six individuals score and earn N.C. State Forsythe has been setting crucial marks and look‘B’ cut.” Forsythe has been both a ing forward to bigger things veteran to the sport of swim- he could do with his swimming and a crucial part of head ming career. In 2008, during coach Brooks Teal’s roster for his freshman season, Forsythe the four years he has been at competed in the U.S. Olympic N.C. State. His expertise in the trials in the 100 meter breastbreaststroke has allowed him to stroke. “I finished something like continue improving his college 40th at the trials, but qualified career and passion for water. “I had a good freshman year for [a bid] to the 2012 Olympic [at N.C. State],” Forsythe said. trials,” Forsythe said. “It was a “Sophomore year was bit of a fun to see swimmers like Miblock, as I had tried some new chael Phelps and other veteran stuff, but it soon picked it up swimmers who would come to again later in the year. It has watch the trials.” Forsythe’s college career been good since.” Forsythe began swimming for the Pack in 2007, bringing swim continued page 7

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