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o an applauding crowd of over 57,000 at Carter-Finley Stadium Saturday, Sam Dennis and Chandler Thompson were named N.C. State’s 2010-2011 Leaders of the Pack. After accepting the award from Chancellor Randy Woodson, Dennis and Thompson sat down with Technician to discuss their successful campaigns and future plans.
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WHAT WAS IT LIKE CAMPAIGNING FOR LEADER OF THE PACK? Sam Dennis: “It helped a lot that we did it together. It was awkward to talk to people and it helped having someone else there. It was also fun getting to meet a lot of people you didn’t know.”
Chandler Thompson: “It was tiring. It’s hard because not many people on campus have heard about Leader of the Pack. So you’re educating and trying to get votes.”
DO YOU THINK THIS ELECTION IS BETTER AND MORE BENEFICIAL TO OTHER STUDENTS THAN THE TRADITIONAL HOMECOMING KING/QUEEN? Thompson: “I think it’s cool that it’s not a popularity contest. There’s three other factors — grades, essays and interview — and student vote that determine the winner, so that way a true leader is chosen. That makes it cool because it isn’t based on looks. I think all of the finalists were leaders. It’s really cool to recognize people at N.C. State that do great things.”
Dennis: “The competition reflects the N.C. State community and its goal. By having it based on what it is based on, you’re encouraging people to get involved. It does a good job of including what the students think as well.”
NOW THAT YOU’VE BEEN ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO? Thompson: “There’s no specific duty besides working on LotP next year. I will continue to educate students on the history and traditions of N.C. State. I plan to continue The Brick and the deck of cards to have lasting impact on N.C. State. We have the same goals.”
Dennis: “The title encourages me and it’s a validation of the work we’ve done. Having the title tells me the students want us to keep doing the work.”
HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOU WON? Dennis: “Chandler and I have been friends for a really long time. They announced her name first. We campaigned together and do a lot of the same activities. And it was also really abrupt, because there is so much going on on the field.”
Thompson: “It was overwhelming. Time just flew by. We were in the chancellor’s suite and then we were down on the field. And then the game was over.”
WHY DID YOU WANT TO BE ELECTED LEADER OF THE PACK? Dennis: “It was the opportunity for another venue to let the students what we’re about and another way to market the activities and traditions.”
Thompson: “I felt like it was something I had the qualifications for. And I love N.C. State more than anything. It was like applying, more people will learn more about…the importance of traditions.”
ANYTHING ELSE? Dennis: “All of the six finalists were amazing people. And they do awesome things.”
Thompson: “I like that that the LotP gave me the opportunity to meet and get to know other leaders on campus.”
Police honor Spencer Shell’s saviors Three students were awarded the N.C. State Lifesaving Award Friday in Talley Student Center for their Sept. 3 actions. Pranay Deshpande Staff Writer
University officials awarded three students on Friday in Talley Student Center for their heroic actions -- saving a fellow student’s life -- in early September. Chancellor Randy Woodson, along with Student Body President Kelly Hook and other University representatives, awarded Matthew Cross, Christian Olson and Jonathan Smetana the N.C. State Lifesaving award for using CPR to keep Spencer Shell alive after he collapsed while jogging beside Harris Field on Sept 3. After Shell, a junior in political science, went into cardiac arrest, the three students performed CPR. Several others helped before emergency services arrived. Shell was present at the event and said he was fine, completely healthy and getting back into a routine. David Rainer, the associate vice chancellor of environmental health and public safety, said the student body went above and beyond the call of duty during the Spencer Shell incident. “This is a celebration of life, partnership and team effort,” Rainer said. “Shell collapsed and he didn’t have an identity either, students responded to the situation, this shows the quality and the responsibility of our student body.”
According to Woodson, the event occurred at a spot on campus where there were lots of people around to help. “There were people around who knew what to do before emergency services arrived, I am really proud of the N.C State students and community,” Woodson said. Shell said he has no doubts after this incident that miracles happen, if the right people are present at the right time. “I have absolutely no fear, insecurity or fear that healing happens, truth happens and we will see hope come back. Mountains will move, oceans will part and God that lives, we are in His hands,” Shell said. Shell said he felt grateful for his life and wanted to thank everyone who was present and helped him survive and recover. “It’s an awesome pleasure to stand in front of everyone alive, it was a divine and miraculous thing that happened with the help of amazing technology and medical care,” Shell said. Several other students also received awards for their roles in the incident. Assir Abushouk, David Barbee, Max Daniel, Kate Gilbertson and Patrick McGrath were awarded the Citizen Citation Award. Matthew Cross, a freshman in business administration, said his training helped him through the shocking incident. “It was a great adrenalin rush. I am a trained fire fighter and this wasn’t out of the world but I was not expecting an incident like this at school,” Cross said.
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Jon Smetana, a junior in sport management, and Robert Olsen, a passing runner, stand overlooking Spencer Shell on Dan Allen Drive as paramedics perform chest compressions Sept. 3.
According to Cross, it was his firsttime using CPR in a real-life scenario and the only thing that could have made more of a difference was a defibrillator. Cross’ girlfriend, Sara Hora, was present when the incident happened and said everyone worked as a collective group to help Shell. “I am very proud of [Cross]. It was really scary, but everyone helped and kept it under control,” Hora said. Another of the heroes, Jonathan Smetana, a junior in sports management, said he was trained in CPR just two weeks before the incident. “I just did what any person would have done at that time. I saw the need
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Websites that rate grade distributions may be gaining popularity among students, but University officials say face-to-face advising remains essential. John Ambrose, interim dean for the division of undergraduate academic programs, said the value of websites catered toward advising is restricted. “I think that sites such as pickaprof. com do have some value for students as they select courses, but its value is limited,” Ambrose said. According to Ambrose, some sites do provide course difficulty, grade distributions, a summary of the course and comments on the instructor, but he said there are various aspects to advising. “Websites such as pickaprof. com may be valuable in selecting free electives or in selecting a section of a particular course, but I pity the student who selects all of their courses based on such recommendations,” Ambrose said. Ambrose said advising focuses on some of the basic questions students should consider like career plans, job environment, majors and appropriate courses. Roxanna McGraw, director for the office of advising and student services, said the University strives to develop personal relationships with students so they can help students make the right choice. “It’s good to use technology and look at courses, etc., but we want to start an interpersonal relationship; get to know students, their educational plans, goals, interests and skills,” McGraw said. McGraw said face-to-face advising develops mutual respect between students and advisers. In addition, a student’s majors, internships opportunities, job opportunities and their life after N.C. State are discussed. McGraw said websites that rate the University’s academic side encourages students to make decisions based on another student’s performance.
and I acted,” Smetana said. Smetana said he had lunch with Spencer Shell and it was encouraging to see him do well. Nancy Waters, Smetana’s mother, said she felt Smetana had been put in that situation for a reason. “I am just glad that God placed Jonathan and everyone else in the right position,” Waters said. The third of the award recipients, Christian Olson, a graduate student in business administration, said he was humbled by the award but also embarrassed for receiving it.
Pack routs Deacons in the seniors’ home finale. See page 8.
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Freshman trio combine for 51 points in decisive victory over Tennessee Tech. See page 8.
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POLICE BLOTTER Nov 10 11:26 A.M. | SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT Venture Deck Student reported suspicious bag. Officers determined bag was trash and discarded. 2:34 A.M. | MEDICAL ASSIST Alexander Hall Units responded to student in need of medical assistance. 9:19 A.M. | BREAKING/ ENTERING-VEHICLE Bragaw Hall Lot Student reported vehicle had been broken into and ipod and GPS stolen. 9:23 A.M. | SAFETY PROGRAM Public Safety Center Officers conducted program for Workplace Violence. 9:35 A.M. | SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT Venture Deck Non-student reported suspicious bag in the area. Officers determined contents were not hazardous, bag was impounded and destroyed. 1:53 P.M. | SAFETY PROGRAM Public Safety Center Officer conducted program on Workplace Violence. 10:07 P.M. | SUSPICIOUS PERSON Main Campus Drive Report of subjects with spotlight in the area. Officers spoke with
students looking for wildlife for class. 11:05 P.M. | INDECENT EXPOSURE/ASSAULT D.H. Hill Library Staff reported nude subject running through library pulling books off shelves and pushing people out of the way. Student was located and EMS transported for evaluation. Concerned Behavior Report was filed. Student was trespassed from NCSU property and issued citation for simple assault and indecent exposure. Appropriate personnel notified. 11:36 P.M. | FALSE POLICE REPORT Lee Hall Student reported receiving threatening text messages and later admitted incidents had not happened. Student was referred to the University for filing false police report. 4:17 P.M. | SAFETY PROGRAM Carmichael Gym Officers conducted RAD program. 6:48 P.M. | DRUG VIOLATION Wood Hall Report of possible drug violation in area behind building. Officers checked area but did not locate anyone. 8:11 P.M. | VEHICLE STOP Dan Allen Drive Student was issued citation for expired registration.
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On Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Walnut Room in Talley Student Center, N.C. State students and faculty will share the academic and personal impact of study abroad. The Symposium aims to recognize the academic growth of students resulting from study abroad and to raise awareness on campus of how important study abroad is to strengthening the university as a whole. For more information, visit http://www.ncsu.edu/edu.sa/ symposium/sa_symposium. html
The Campus Culture and C om mu nit y Ta sk Force, charged with promoting a healthy campus climate, is on the front lines of the university’s response to racially charged graffiti in the Free Expression Tunnel. They want students input. Read the article posted at http://info.ncsu.edu/ strategic-planning/2010/11/11/ better-tunnel-vision/ for more information and how students can the Campus Culture and Community Task Force develop a plan for a better N.C. State.
Campus Recreation is sponsoring an American Red Cross Adult CPR and First Aid and Infant/Child CPR instruction Full and recertification class on Friday, Nov 19. Registration is online. A certification will be awarded after completing requirements of the class. OPEN TO: NCSU Community including students, faculty/staff, Centennial Campus affiliates Non-NCSU community members are also welcome. To register http://www.ncsu.edu/ stud_affairs/campus_rec/ specail-events/events.php
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The UNC System is considering a plan to limit freshman enrollment at universities that do not meet specific retention rates. N.C. State’s current rates are above the specific retention threshold.
The University’s administration should continue to improve their retention plan to maintain the quality of education and the value of the NCSU degree.
Keep retention high
he UNC Board of Governors proposed a program to limit freshman enrollment at UNC System schools that do not meet certain retention rates. The program is still under consideration and has not been passed, but it’s a good idea. In 2000, the UNC System passed the Focused-Growth Initiative, which gave more money to universities for bringing students into the schools. The new program is a step away from the old initiative, giving more incentives to universities for successfully getting students to graduate. As a University that prides itself on the excellence of its academics, we want to be careful about the people we admit — those we do admit, we want to
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see commit. This proposal is a chance for University officials to be proactive in its efforts to increase retention. The plan has the potential to improve the quality of the UNC System schools and increase graduation rates. The plan also forces schools to re-evaluate their quality of education. While three of the 16 UNC System universities do not meet the set retention rate targets, at the present moment, N.C. State meets all the thresholds to expand its freshman class. Since the University’s retention rates are above the
Less-valuable degrees mean recent graduates who are already facing a tough job market would have an even more proposed threshold, the ad- difficult time finding a job. ministration must be doing Restricted enrollment would something right. The adminis- force admissions below the tration should focus on main- threshold to be more selective. taining their current retention However, while institutions plan, but also on improving want to recruit high-quality their plan. students, they should not punThe UNC System’s goal is ish people going through the not only to keep retention and admissions process for the graduation rates high, but to faults of the students already in improve. In order to do so, college. universities should continuThe initiative has the potenously re-evaluate their current tial to make universities better systems and find ways to im- for students, but it is up to the prove upon them. individual administrations in If the University were to fall the UNC System to improve below the threshold, it would upon their retention plans. look bad on the University, decreasing the value of an N.C. State degree.
Online classes should not replace traditional learning
ast week in my political theory class we were discussing the effect of technology on democracy, and how much technology has rapidly changed even in our s hor t l i fe time. We also discussed how technology has begun to affect Chad the univerRhoades sity systems. Senior Staff There apColumnist pears to be a shift in focus from lecturing and teaching in the class room to online learning environments. There are some benefits to offering online classes at universities. Online classes allow individuals who have children or have to work a great deal have the opportunity to schedule their classes around their lives, and not their lives around their school schedule. Students also have the opportunity to take their classes from the comfort of their own home. Online classes also save the university money by not hav ing to have students come to campus. It reduces class sizes, and can save expenses. However, we need to evaluate the use of online classes. When students come to a university they eventually find their niche and figure out where they want to focus their course of study. Our professors are masters of their field of study. They have put a lot of time and effort into understanding their fields. Students should always have the opportunity to learn from these individuals through face-toface interactions. Nothing can replace this interaction that takes place between professors and students. It is much easier to grasp complex subject matters when your professor is speaking right in front of you in person.
I have talked with several students about online classes and of course there are mixed feelings. Some students have the discipline to handle online classes by making time for them, and persistently complete their school work. However, it has been my understanding that a great deal of students, especially younger ones, do not succeed as well as others because they easily become distracted, and do not consistently work on their school work like they would if they had to come to class. If a student is not disciplined, it is very easy for them to not watch lectures, or keep up with their work, and their grades will definitely suffer because of it. With the budget problems we are having as a state, nation and University, it will not be unlikely to see online sections for courses becoming more prevalent. We are in an everchanging technological society. We are also at a time when it is important to be as economically efficient as possible, but also make the most out of our classes. We need to have the opportunity at understanding our areas of study as best as possible. At this University, we have an opportunity to learn from experts, and we should definitely use it. Online classes have their purposes and are definitely suitable for certain people, but they should never replace the face-to-face social interaction of the traditional classroom. This experience in the class room is vital to academic process, because we can not only learn the subject matter, but have social experiences with other individuals that can also help us learn.
“Nothing can replace this interaction that takes place between professors and students”
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How to curb the hate speech Here’s an idea on a way to curb hate speech in the Free Expression Tunnel: Let people exercise their First Amendment rights by painting whatever message they want to, but set up 24hour surveillance cameras, and when people paint hate messages, publish them in the Technician, so everyone can see who is behind the hate speech. Think about it — a lot of people sound off racist thoughts in their house, but if were broadcast so that their classmates could see it, how many people would still be up for it? Tor Ramsey alumnus, 1990
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bus, I read the article in the Technician entitled “Deal with it.” As a graduating senior, I have read my fair share of Technicians and I was appalled that this article even made it in such a respectable newspaper. What most people do not understand is that the actions of those few irresponsible students are not the worst part of the discriminatory incidents that happen on campus, it is the reactions of those who are pose as advocates for eliminating discrimination that is so highly offensive, and this article is a prime example. The article says that the tunnel should not be closed because students “will no longer have an integral forum to cause discussion.” This is also ridiculous for two reasons. The Free Expression Tunnel has never or will never be a place that will inspire serious discussion on any topic, unless something that is blatantly offensive is written, which will overshadow the real problem the person wants addressed. The second reason that argument makes no sense is because if a student has an issue they want to discuss, there is always a way to get that message across without using obviously offensive material.
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The one thing that the article talks about that I agree with is that racial issues are often brought to the forefront more than offensive actions happening to other groups, such as the GLBT. This is a travesty, and any offensive incident that happens to any group should be dealt with the exact same, but the correct response will never be to just deal with or even simply have a discussion. If we are truly a community as the article suggest, we should all be extremely offended at these incidents and want the ability for them to happen to be removed, especially when the tunnel is not a necessity for any student on campus, not tell the people who are being attacked to deal with it and learn from it. They are not the people who need to learn, and the ones who need to learn the lesson will only do so if they suffer some consequence, which is the responsibility of the University. For those who say that closing the Free Expression Tunnel is not the solution, then come up with one that is better to prevent the abuse of it. Until you can do so, you deal with not having it. If the University does not act quickly, it will build a reputation for lack of respect for its minorities which will decrease the amount of diversity that the university claims to be so proud of to the point, minorities will choose to not to come here for all the reasons listed above.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010 • PAGE 5
Student enters dual role of student and elected official Jenna Wadsworth was elected the Wake County Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor during Tuesday’s general election. Chelsey Francis Deputy News Editor
Classes, meetings and campaigning. Prior to the Nov. 2 election, this was all in a day’s work for Jenna Wadsworth. Wadsworth, the Wake County Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, grew up on a family farm where corn, soybeans, tobacco, cattle and hogs were raised. Now that she has won the seat, she will juggle both her elected position along with being a junior in political science at N.C. State -- a job she says is important to her. “My school work is important,” Wadsworth said, “but serving Wake County is also important.” Wadsworth left the family farm early, at age 16, to spend a summer studying coastal geology with a state grant at UNC-Wilmington. Wadsworth also attended North Carolina School of Science and Math before coming to N.C. State. “I’ve been active with politics since I was 16 or 17,” Wadsworth said. “I helped with local races.” Wadsworth said she wanted to be able to make a difference in the community. Since being at N.C. State, Wadsworth became active in various environmental groups and joined the Wake County Soil & Water Office. “I got involved earlier with the Wake County Soil & Water Office. I saw the election as an opportunity to make my community a better place,”
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with the General Assembly,” Wadsworth said. According to Wadsworth, the Wadsworth said. Another important aspect of decision to run was a difficult one and came after talking serving the Wake County Soil with a member of the Durham & Water Conservation office is farmland preservation, accordCounty Soil & Water Office who ran while still in ing to Wadsworth. “I grew up on a family farm. school. Danielle Adams is the elected secretary and treasurer Farmland preservation is imof the Durham County Soil & portant to me,” Wadsworth said. “We’ve seen an 85 percent Water board of supervisors. “Danielle Adams was still in decline in the number of family school when she ran for office farms in Wake County since I in Durham County,” Wad- was born.” sworth said. “After I talked to According to Wadsworth, her about how she managed with the economic downturn, being a full-time student and it is easy to support family ma k ing big farmers. cha nge s i n “I’ve soil and water worked with conservation t he boa rd in Durha m with differCounty, I felt ent ideas to confident and support the filed for offarmers,” fice.” Wadsworth W h i le i n sa id. “We of f ice, one want to keep of the main Jenna Wadsworth, Wake County money a nd Soil & Water Conservation things Wadjobs here in District Supervisor sworth said Wake Counshe wa nts ty.” to accomplish is cleaning up Food travels an average of Falls Lake, Raleigh’s primary 1,500 miles before reaching reservoir. the dinner plate, and accordAccording to the state of ing to Wadsworth, it just makes North Carolina, Falls Lake sense to support local farmers reservoir covers almost 12,500 and decrease that number. acres with water. The sur“What type of soil your food rounding 25,500 acres are also was grown in and the quality associated with the reservoir. of the water used to water it is “I want to help clean up Falls important,” Wadsworth said. Lake. This is a pressing water “It’s pretty important for us to issue facing Wake County that know what things we are puthas political connections,” ting in our body.” Wadsworth said. Wadsworth will serve a “It is absolutely vital to Wake four-year term with the Wake County Soil & Water to have a County Soil & Water Conservoice and say in what happens vation District Supervisor. Alto Falls Lake.” though Wadsworth said she is Legislation about Falls Lake not precluding the possibility is currently being considered of running for another office by the General Assembly. someday, she says this is her “It is crucial for us to interact focus for her term.
“I saw the election as an opportunity to make my community a better place”
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Votes for Jenna Wadsworth
Votes for Marshall Harvey
Votes for David P. Adams
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“I want to do a good job,” Wadsworth said. “I’m focused on serving the citizens in Wake County. Right now, this is what I’m committed to doing for the next four years.” According to Wadsworth, a lot of voters don’t participate in the mid-term elections. “People often don’t vote in this race. I think it’s sad that people don’t vote in a race that deals with things as important as your drinking water,” Wadsworth said. Also, a lot of people don’t actively run for the office, something Wadsworth said she finds problematic. “I’ve already talked to farmers and people downtown about what the board does,” Wadsworth said. “I’m asking people to hold me accountable, to come to me if you have any questions or need help with meeting conservation needs.” The election was a three-way race, with the two candidates with the most votes being elected. Wadsworth was the top candidate with 41.19 percent of the total votes.
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Wednesday, Nov 17 at 7:30pm Stewart Theatre NC State’s favorite female a cappella ensemble produces an ear-dazzling sound, mixing up genres from jazz to hip-hop to alternative and rock.
Tom Whiteside: The First Half of Film History Thursday, Nov 18 at 6pm • Gregg Museum
Film historian Tom Whiteside presents a fun and fascinating program, complete with demos of vintage film equipment.
NC State Jazz Ensembles
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“It was very rewarding to see him alive and doing well. I feel embarrassed for getting this award, because I feel it’s expected of myself or others with these skills to aid in a situation like that,” Olson said. Olson said it’s our duty to use the life saving skills that we have if a situation like this one occurs.
According to Olson’s father, Jerry Olson, he was involved in a similar lifesaving situation before in Hawaii but be never got a chance to meet the man. Jerry Olson said it is necessary for everyone to be trained in CPR techniques and people should volunteer to learn these techniques. “Everyone should learn these techniques during their high school or everyone should volunteer to learn them. Either learn them or be around
Christian,” Jerry Olson said. Koby Shell, Spencer’s mother said, “I am blessed, thankful, amazed and overwhelmed with the love of people.” Shell said she feels her perspective towards life has changed after the incident. “Life is precious and short. Life can go away like that. I am lot more thankful to God daily for life of my son and all my children,” Koby Shell said.
McGraw said conversations about advising are great because they help increase standards of advising in future. continued from page 1 “This is a great opportunity “Interest level of students, for students to contribute, we their motivation level, compat- have active participants and ibility with teaching style are they are communicating their not considered by such web- expectations and it’s encouragsites. That’s why lot of value ing,” McGraw said. McGraw said it’s going to be is added with advising experia collaborative effort which ence,” Mcgraw said. According to Dr. Ambrose, will improve advising further there is lot of information as there is lot of willingness to available online about advis- participate. “N.C. State’s administrators ing, but a lot of time needs to be spent to find such information. appreciate initiating conversa“It is important to consider tion and there is lot of openthat advisers are experts on ness and willingness on part of students to that inforrespond,” mation. A McGraw student said. can spend Roman a large Torres, a amount of junior in time trying mechanito navigate ca l eng ithrough neering, the availsaid he able inforuses t he mation or website they can go www.pickto a trained James Driscoll, aprof.com expert (an senior in mechanical engineering frequently, adviser) but he still and move more efficiently through the thinks one-on-one advising is necessary. information,” Ambrose said. “We have group advising Ambrose feels the entire University is under scrutiny having at least 30 people at and advising is a part of it. As one time, you have questions the University continues to go but they are not addressed, they through budget reductions, it just run through a presentation is appropriate to evaluate all and that’s it,” Torres said. Erin McCarroll, a sophomore programs and activities. “Not all instructors are excel- in biological sciences, said she lent and neither are all advis- also uses similar websites but ers; however, I do believe that only for supplemental inforthe overall quality of both is mation. “I am aware of pickaprof.com good,” Ambrose said. Ambrose said competency and I use it, it gives just general instruments are being devel- information.” McCarroll said such websites oped for all professional addon’t affect the importance of visers. “New training programs have advising as they neither advise been developed for advisers to what classes to take nor conmaintain and improve their sider interests. Some students haven’t heard professional competencies; this information is being shared of similar sites. Spencer Tracy, sophomore across campus,” Ambrose said.
“I feel we need more advisers, they are people always busy with appointments, it takes a long time to get through as well.”
in computer science, said he wasn’t aware of www.pickaprof.com or similar websites, but felt the current advising model does have room for improvement. “It is necessary but it could be improved, I had to stand in a giant line and they were trying to rush with me. I would prefer to have more personalized attention during advising,” Tracy said. James Driscoll, a senior in mechanical engineering, said advising remains important because they advise you about course selection, what you need to do and your plan for graduation. “I feel we need more advisers, they are people always busy with appointments, it takes a long time to get through as well,” Driscoll said. Ambrose said some students shared examples of what they considered was poor advising but he feels that in the future the quality of advising will go up. “I think we are making good progress in improving the overall level of advising at NC State and that the process will continue as the University develops and implements its new Strategic Plan, particularly with emphasis on student success,” Ambrose said. According to Ambrose, the University is a very large and complex institution, which encompasses 12 colleges and almost 200 undergraduate degree choices. He said student advising plays a very important role in helping students to successfully and efficiently navigate the system. “Student Government leaders have emphasized that advising is important for student success, I feel it is as important as providing seats in classes to students for students’ success,” Ambrose said.
Picking up the pace is something Lowe hopes to do more often this year. continued from page 8 “This is a different team,” man to start the game, but Lowe said. “This team is made Harrow and Leslie provided a up differently. That team boost of energy coming off the was made to execute and run plays. This bench. team is made “That’s to run down what we have the floor, and to be coming create shots off the bench, for each othwe have to be er. This is the that spark,” thing I have Harrow said. b e e n t a l k“If other guys ing about for aren’t doing three years.” something we Freshman point guard Despite are just going Ryan Harrow shooting only to pick up the 41-percent slack and try to get the other guys to pick up from the field, the Pack had the pace and do what we know five players in double figures, with Leslie, Harrow and Brown we can do.”
leading the way, followed by sophomore forward Scott Wood with 11 points and senior forward Tracy Smith with 10 points. “It’s going to be hard to pick just one player to stop,” Wood said. “We have a lot of weapons on offense. Other teams sort of have to pick their poison, and it’s tough for defenses to do that.” State will be back in action Thursday against East Carolina in the Charleston Classic. And for the fifth-ranked recruiting class, the debut was exciting for players, fans and coaches alike. “It felt good,” Leslie said. “We played against a good team and we got a victory. You can’t really ask for more than that.”
scoreless until the seven-minute mark, then hung on for a 13-point victory. State’s second half success coincided with the defense forcing 13 second half turnovers that helped the Pack get out in transition with 14 fast break points. Harper said with players like sophomore Marissa Kastanek, who scored 14 in the second half, it’s often not a matter of if, but when, the opposition will wear down. “It was definitely part of our game plan,” Harper said. “We want to push tempo. A lot of those baskets came late. You have somebody like Marissa Kastanek who is going to give everything she has got as long as she is out there. And it’s hard for opponents to match that. At the end of the game, she is still going strong and is able to outrun people.” W h i le K a st a nek broke through after halftime, White scored at will early and often and finished the night shooting 11-for-19 from the field. In ad-
dition to her career-high point total, White handed out four assists and pulled down five rebounds on her way to being named tournament MVP. She said her offensive outburst against the Bluejays helped soothe the frustration from a disappointing performance – 1-for-5 shooting and six points in just 11 minutes in a 73-36 win over College of Charleston Friday. “I told coach earlier that I was mad about yesterday, I was really furious,” White said. “I got in foul trouble early and she really had no choice but to sit me. It motivated me to go out and play hard. We talked in the beginning about how Creighton was really scrappy. And I wanted to do my part to match their scrappiness and how hard they work.” Joining White on the alltournament team was Kastanek, who finished with 18 points against Creighton, and junior forward Bonae Holston.
“If other guys aren’t doing something we are just going to pick up the slack.”
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the field. But Creighton hung around for 20 minutes with 48 percent first half shooting of its own before halftime adjustments by coach Kellie Harper helped hold the Bluejays to 34 percent shooting after intermission. “We changed a little bit of how we were defending them after halftime,” Harper said. “We went to more of a contain defense. We didn’t want them to get as many drives to the basket. I thought our kids really responded.” Those changes helped the Pack come out in the second half with an 8-0 run to make it 46-34 at the 17:42 mark. Creighton responded, cutting the lead to two, at 53-51 with 11:37 remaining. That’s when State took over and pulled away. The Pack scored 14 points in a row and held Creighton
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better. Coach Car ter Jorda n said Little will be a strong competitor despite suffering injuries after the first ten matches of the 2009-10 campaign. He went 7-3 during these matches. “I was really happy for him,” Jordan said. “I feel like it was a big confidence booster for him. In his matches the previous weekend he beat two All-Americans. We’re very proud of him.“ Jordan also said the tournament was a great early measuring tool for his team. “I’m really excited about the way we competed today, but what we’re really concerned about is the effort of the team,” Jordan said.
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team in Chapel Hill. We have to go over there, prepare the right way, and see what happens.” Last weekend, timely losses by Florida State and Maryland handed N.C. State a second chance of reaching Charlotte on its own terms. With Saturday’s game presenting an opportunity to relish that opportunity on the field, the reality that 20 Wolfpack seniors donned the all-red home uniforms for the final time didn’t sink in until the last snap had been taken. For Irving, a senior captain who missed all of last season because of a near-fatal car crash in the preceding summer, reflecting on getting a second chance in life hit him hard
Freshman Matthew Buckworth tries to regain his balance after being flipped to the ground in the Wolfpack Open Sunday.
“The way we did battle today was great. I’m certainly excited about the way we looked today, but we’ve got to go back to work on the little things and correcting the small mistakes when we get to practice. Overall, we
showed a great work ethic today and we want to keep that effort moving forward.” The Pack will go on the road for its next tournament, the Oklahoma Open, which will take place in Norman Nov. 27.
in the contest’s aftermath. “I think about it all the time,” Irving said. “In the meetings last night, Coach Swepson brought it up just to remind the team what I went through, how I got a second chance, and how we have to take advantage of that.” With eight tackles for loss and 13 overall, Irving saved arguably the best performance of his collegiate career for senior day. Mario Williams, now a standout defensive end for the Houston Texans, held the previous N.C. State all-time record for tackles for loss with six against Southern Miss in 2005. Coach Tom O’Brien said that watching Irving etch his name into the record books showed how far he has come in the last 18 months. “It’s a great day for Nate,” O’Brien said. “Just to see his mom, stepmother, and his dad so happy. They’ve come a long
way from looking at him laying in a hospital bed breathing with tubes and everything else to being able to [see him] have a day like today. It’s a great story.” Not to be lost in the emotional senior send off was the breakthrough victory for the Pack. While keeping State alive in the Atlantic division, the 7-3 record also represents the first occasion N.C. State has won that many games since 2003. “The good thing about today is that you won seven games,” O’Brien said. “That’s a big deal for today. Going forward, it’s another win that gives you a chance to move on. We bounced back from last week and now we have to go on the road. It’s not an easy road, but we’re still alive and have a chance to get to Charlotte. The road has to go through Chapel Hill now.”
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• Page 7: A continuation of the football team’s win over Wake Forest
• 5 days until the football team takes on North Carolina
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Seniors star in romp over Deacs
Men’s, women’s cross country earn NCAA bids
the Pack took over against a Wake team that hasn’t claimed a win since Sept. 11, when it defeated Duke. While limiting the Demon Deacons to 51 Sean Fairholm second half yards, the WolfStaff Writer pack pulled away behind the Redshirt junior quarter- strength of several key leaders back Russell Wilson led who said their farewells to the the way with a four touch- Carter-Finley faithful. By the down effort, Nate Irving time freshman running back had eight tackles for loss to James Washington leapt into erase Mario Williams from the end zone midway through t he fou r t h the school quarter, record most of the books, Pack’s standand N.C. out seniors State (7-3, had already 4-2 ACC) received accruised knowledgepast Wake ment for Forest t h e i r p e r(2-8, 1-6 formances ACC) i n Saturday and a 38-3 dethroughout molition their respecSaturday tive careers afternoon coach Tom O’Brien on a recordat Carterat State. setting afternoon by Nate Finley One of Irving, who nearly died in a car Stadium. those leaders wreck before his junior season With the was the redvictory, shirt junior State will enter next week- quarterback Russell Wilson, end’s showdown in Chapel who was drafted in the fourth Hill with control of its own round of the MLB Draft by destiny in the ACC’s Atlan- the Colorado Rockies this past summer. The Richmond, Va., tic Division race. After being out-gained native said walking out with 136-127 in the first half, the seniors in the pre-game
Pack routs Deacons in the seniors’ home finale.
Rollie Geiger’s men’s team and Laurie Henes’ women’s team will both head to Terre Haute, Ind. Monday, Nov. 22 for the NCAA Championships after the men finished third and the women fourth at the NCAA Regional held over the weekend. 31 teams will compete in the championship brackets, with 18 receiving automatic bids and 13 more receiving at-large invitations. Both squads are receiving at-large bids. 2010 will mark the men’s team’s fifth consecutive trip and 15th in the last 16 years. For Henes and the women’s team, it will mark a return after two seasons that finished without a trip to nationals. But it will be the 14th time in the last 16 years that the Pack has competed in the championship race.
“His parents have come a long way from looking at him laying in a hospital bed breathing with tubes.”
SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
Pair from men’s soccer earn recognition Senior Tyler Lassiter has been named second-team All-ACC and his freshman teammate Sonny Mukungu was name to the allfreshmen team. Lassiter garnered the recognition by leading his team in points, with 18, goals and assists. He notched six goals and six assists apiece. Mukungu started all 20 of his team’s games as a defender. SOURCE: N.C. STATE ATHLETICS
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presentation was a special moment, no matter whether he decides to return for his final year of eligibility. “It could be my last time,” Wilson said. “Coach [O’Brien] wanted me to get out there just in case. It’s definitely a special moment, and obviously I love N.C. State, this football team,
Freshman trio combine for 51 points in decisive victory over Tennessee Tech.
In the regular-season debut against Tennessee Tech Friday night, the talented triumvirate of freshmen left Wolfpack fans licking their chops. Whether it was the no-look alley-oop pass from freshman Lorenzo Brown to fellow rookie C.J. Leslie, Ryan Harrow’s fake behind-the-back lay-up, or Brown blocking a shot into the third row, the youngsters kept fans on the edge of their seats while acclimating themselves to the game of college basketball. Brown, Leslie and Harrow combined for 51 points in Friday night’s 82-69 victory. Leslie led all scorers with 21 points, followed by Brown and Harrow with 16 and 14 points, respectively. “I think they are great, all three of them,” coach Sidney Lowe said of the freshmen. “Granted, they made some mistakes, but I think they are very poised. For three freshmen to play against an experienced team like we did, they handled it well. They play with poise. They have a lot of confidence in themselves.” Despite Lowe’s words of
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We have a lot of weapons on offense. Other teams sort of have to pick their poison, and it’s tough for defenses to do that.” Sophomore shooting guard Scott Wood
Wake Forest at N.C. State
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White’s career-high helps Wolfpack Women take tourney championship Pack drops College of Charleston easily Friday, prevails against Creighton Saturday to take Invitational.
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focused on helping his team keep conference championship hopes alive. “We still have to keep working,” Wilson said. “We have a great opportunity and we just have to keep pushing. Obviously we’re going to play a great
and all the teams of the past, too. It’s been a great experience for me.” Wilson completed 24 of 35 passes en route to his seventh 300 yard passing performance of the season. Although his future with the Pack is undecided, the former ACC Rookie of the year said he is still squarely
Youth helps Pack prevail
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Redshirt senior linebacker Nate Irving and redshirt junior defensive end Jeff Rieskamp run to tackle Wake Forest’s Josh Adams player during the game Saturday in Carter-Finley Stadium. Irving had 13 tackles during the 38-3 domination of Wake Forest.
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Led by a career-high 29-point effort from redshirt senior guard Amber White, the women’s basketball team dropped Creighton, 84-71, Saturday night in Reynolds Coliseum to capture the Sheraton Raleigh
Invitational championship. After destroying College of Charleston in a 73-36 whitewashing to open the tournament Friday, State’ s opposition Saturday was far stiffer. Strong play from White, who had 15 points by halftime, highlighted an evenly played first half that concluded with the Pack nursing a four-point lead at 38-34. State shot the ball well throughout the evening, finishing the game with a 51.6 shooting percentage from
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Sophomore forward Richard Howell goes up for a shot in the lane as Tennessee Tech's Liam McMorrow jumps to contest it during the first half of the team's game at the RBC Center Friday. Howell had five points and three rebounds as the Pack defeated the Eagles, 82-69.
reassurance and high praise, Brown admitted he had some butterflies in his stomach before his first collegiate game. “I was pretty nervous tonight, I’m not going to lie,” Brown said. “It’s part of college
basketball, you just have to get used to it. It was a great feeling to play here in front of all the fans though.” Brown was the only fresh-
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Junior one of five to place third or better in Wolfpack Open. Jeniece Jamison Staff Writer
The wrestling team opened up its season in the Wolfpack Open tournament, which drew wrestlers from various schools including Appalachian State, UNC, UNC-Greensboro and
UNC-Pembroke Sunday in Reynolds Coliseum. Redshirt junior Darrius Little was the only member of the Pack who won his bracket. He defeated Duke’s Mike Bell to take first at 141. But four of his teammates - sophomore Pedram Rahmatabadi, junior Mike Moreno, junior Colton Palmer, and junior Quinton Godley - also placed third or
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Miami at Georgia Tech
Boston College at Duke
No. 20 Virginia Tech at North Carolina
Clemson at Florida State
Maryland at Virginia
No. 19 Mississippi State at No. 12 Alabama
No. 24 Kansas State at No. 17 Missouri
No. 23 South Carolina at No. 22 Florida
No. 25 Texas A&M at Baylor