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$70 million in budget cuts is a vast improvement over the proposed $175 million reduction, but the cuts will still affect everyone. Nathan Hardin News Editor

Gov. Bev Perdue signed a state budget into law Wednesday that N.C. State officials say will likely lead to a tuition increase next year. The budget includes a provision to distribute $70 million in cuts to campuses in throughout the UNC system. It’s a far cry from the $175 million cut recommended by the state House earlier in the process.

Although the budget does increase the total funding allocated to the UNC system overall by more than $10 million, the cuts come from a mandate restricting potential cuts to the administrative levels of the university system’s campuses. Many University officials see the budget as a victory for the university system. Charles Leffler, vice chancel-

lor for finance and business, said the ability to increase tuition will help the University deal with the reduction. “The fact that we did get some authority for tuition increase and all those flexible measures will help us deal with that budget reduction,” Leffler said. However, Leffler said constant cuts are beginning to take their toll and he

still expects this reduction to impact everybody. “We’re going to work as we have been to minimize impacts on our employees,” said Leffler. “There will be some impact on everybody, because two years in a row legislation has al-

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Q&A with new AD: Debbie Yow comes home DEBBIE YOW IS EXCITED TO START AT N.C. STATE JULY 15.


n the last day of Lee Fowler’s tenure as the Uni-

versity’s athletics director, Debbie Yow, the new athletics director, was returning to College Park to finish her reign at the University of Maryland before returning to her North Carolina roots at N.C. State. Yow has been the athletics director for the Maryland Terrapins for 16 years. During that time, the debt of the athletic department has decreased $45 million, and University of Maryland has won 20 national championships. In an interview with Technician, Yow discussed her future with the Wolfpack, her love of sports, and the Yow legacy at N.C. State.

Technician: Can you tell me some of your plans for what you’re going to do at N.C. State? Yow: I’ve already met with 15 individuals while I was on campus Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They all gave me a lot of good information about what is expected and what is needed. I met with some of the coaches as well. When I come back permanently on July 15, I will finish meeting with the coaches and everyone else I need to meet with. For now, this is a time of listening and learning for me.


me. Maybe at that point, but that will be in the future, so right now I have no plans on bringing new sports programs to N.C. State. Technician: Under your directorship at Maryland, numerous national championships were won. In your eyes, how soon will N.C. State be able to contend for a national championship in one of the three major sports

(women’s/men’s basketball, football, baseball/softball)? Yow: Actually, no one should ever try to predict when a team will be a contender for a national championship. It is a process, not an event. To begin with, you have to change the culture. To do that, everyone has to buy into the concept that it’s actually a possibility. It really depends on what the coaches need and making sure they have everything they need

Technician: Do you anticipate making any major changes to the Department of Athletics? Yow: I don’t anticipate any changes right now. This is a time where I need to listen and to learn about N.C. State and the athletics. Technician: You mentioned in another interview about sharing values with Randy Woodson, can you elaborate as to what those values are? Yow: Chancellor Woodson is a winner and he has a big vision for what N.C. State can do. I feel very challenged by his vision and his goals. He has a great respect for what athletics can bring to the school. He has a sense of pride in N.C. State and sense of teamwork I was very comfortable with.

to be a contender. To be candid with you, after winning 20 national championships at Maryland, it involves a little bit of luck in terms of everything falling into place at the right times. I think it’s a real possibility for N.C. State to be a contender soon. We’re going to start the process on July 15 when I come to State permanently. Technician: What was your number one reason for accepting the job at NCSU? Yow: I didn’t have just one reason. I had multiple reasons. I am a firm believer in the idea that there are seasons in a person’s life. I think it’s time for me to start a new season, meaning it’s time for me to come home. It had to be North Carolina, my home state, and it had to be N.C. State. Also, the sense of family involvement from N.C. State means a lot to me. It started with Susan being the first All-American in basketball and then Kay coaching there. Also the fact that Randy Woodson and I share so many values and ideas had a big impact on me accepting the job.

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Technician: Do you plan on bringing any new sports programs to N.C. State? Yow: No, not at the moment. Michelle Lee, the associate Athletic Director for compliance, will go over the title 9 plan for N.C. State with

Carmichael tennis courts under construction


Analyzing the hire of the new AD KYLE O’DONELL/TECHNICIAN

story. See page 8.

Over the summer, the tennis courts south of Carmichael gym are undergoing renovation. The neighboring basketball courts and parking lot are still open. Although the site has many access walkways, the construction area is off limits to students and faculty.

Nathan Hardin News Editor

Tennis players enticed by Wimbledon or the summer’s warm weather may have a problem over the next few months finding a spot on campus to hone their skills. Crew are reconstructing all 12 of the Carmichael Gym courts and Campus Rec officials are directing those looking to play toward the courts at Pullen Park.

According to Matt Miller, director of the Carmichael Gym, crews are reconstructing the courts of recent drainage issues which have developed, leading to frequent cracking throughout the courts. “The existing courts had been resurfaced over and over and drainage issues have developed over the years,” said Miller. “To get the effect that we wanted, which is smooth courts that drained well, we had to do this properly.” Miller said the number of courts won’t change and they should be ready for play in August. “The courts are being completely rebuilt and the plan is for them to be

done by the beginning of August,” Miller said. “Twelve were there, and 12 are going back.” Miller also said the new courts will provide added features not available on the old courts. “We’ll add some outside amenities, like benches, shade structures and an outdoor teaching space for lectures and instruction,” Miller said. “The hitting walls will also be greatly improved.” Miller said Carmichael Gym employees have been directing those wishing to play toward Pullen Park or other areas around Raleigh. “Pullen Park is the closest to campus,” Miller said. “The town of Cary

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Corrections & Clarifications


Through Amanda’s lens

Campus CalendaR May 2010

In Thursday’s “Rock Can Rain” caption, Tim O’Brien misspelled Eric Scholz’ name. Also, the benefiting organization is the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and the band What Laura Says is from Tempe, AZ, so it is not local. In the “Rock Can Roll concert lends support to local food bank,” Tommy Anderson, WKNC-FM general manager, misspoke about who was contacted by the New York non-profit, rock CAN roll, Inc. Matthew Lanouette, from the UAB, was contacted. The Rock Can Roll event was sponsored by Student Government, UAB, and WKNC.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Ten-Week Session Break: No classes 6/28 - 7/5 All Day New Student Orientation Session 2 Talley Student Center 8 a.m.

In “University pursues plans to expand globalization with South Korea and France,” SKEMA is an acronym that stands for School of Knowledge Economy and Management. According to Financial Times, SKEMA Business School formed in 2009 as result of a merger between CERAM Business School and Groupe ESC Lille. Send all clarifications and corrections to Editor-in-Chief Amanda Wilkins at editor@


Transforming Your Course by Incorporating Technology D.H. Hill Library, East Wing Noon - 1 p.m.

Mount Moria performs at Trekky Records TRKfest photo By AMANDA KARST


ount Moriah performs at the 2010 TRKfest, a festival of live music with performances by bands all local from around the triangle, held at Piedmont Biofuels in Pittsboro Saturday. TRKfest featured performances by bands including Megafaun, Hammer No More The Fingers, Embarrassing Fruits, Midtown Dickens, Veelee, Ryan Gustafson, and Vibrant Green. This was the third time the music festival was held by Trekky Records at Piedmont Biofuels.


MOVIE: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Witherspoon Cinema 10 p.m. - 11:40 p.m. Thursday, July 01, 2010 First day of classes for Summer Session II N.C. State Bookstores Laptop Ordering Deadline All Day New Student Orientation Session 3 (Multi-Day Event) Talley Student Center 8 a.m. Friday, July 02, 2010 Last day to add a course without instructor permission


Sunday, July 04, 2010 Independence Day

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Monday, July 05, 2010 Holiday (Independence Day) no classes; university closed.

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Annual Festival for the Eno


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92 67 Sunny and mostly clear. source: NOAA

This year’s popular Festival for the Eno will take place Saturday through Monday at West Point on the Eno in Durham, NC. More than 100 musical acts in almost limitless genres will perform. Arts and crafts of every imaginable variety will be displayed and sold, food and drink will be available, and dozens of activities and demonstrations will be available for kids and adults. Expect hot temperatures but there is plenty of space for blankets and relaxing in the shade. Advance tickets are $13 for single-day and $30 for a three-day pass; at the gate it’ll be $15 per day and $35 for a three-day pass.

the seminar will explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning and the importance of providing inclusive instruction in classes and online. When talking about online issues, the focus will specialize on why it is essential to make online course materials accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. In addition, talks about strategies for helping all students learn and succeed will follow. Source: NCSU Campus Calendar

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Back by popular demand, WakeMed Movies By Moonlight is kicking off on June 3rd. Thursday evenings in June, July and August will feature a combination of blockbuster hits and memorable classics from Hollywood! For only $3 for adults (kids 12 and under are free) and picnic baskets Source: Eno River Association allowed. On July 1 the feature film will be Christmas Vacation-National Lampoon, Universal Design rated PG-13. July 8th will be the for Learning and classic with Jennifer Grey and 4 • MONday, FeBruary 4, 2008 thepage Ethics of Web Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing.


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10:20 P.M. | Concerned Behavior Off Campus  Staff member was arrested by RPD for Assault w/ Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Resisting A Public Officer and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Victim was non-affiliated.

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4:32 P.M. | Missing Person Coliseum Deck  Non-student reported missing juvenile. Officer located juvenile unharmed. 7:45  P.M. | Assist Other Agency Off Campus  Officers responded to assist RPD with locating subject. June 26 12:16  A.M. | Suspicious Person Poole Golf Course  Officer located two students and three non-students playing Frisbee on course. Subjects were advised of policy and complied to leave the area. No damage.  12:41  A.M. | Suspicious Vehicle Centennial Middle School  Two students were located in vehicle in lot. All file checks were negative and subjects complied to leave the area.


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Technician: What is your fondest sports memory? Yow: I’m not sure I can point out one. I have so many fond memories, both as coach and administrator. I really enjoyed the years where both my sisters and I were coaching. I remember one year where Kay’s team played Tennessee one Saturday, Susan’s team played them the next Saturday and then my team played them the following Saturday. That time was a lot of fun for us as a family. We were constantly on the phone with each other talking about the team. In all honesty, I’m glad my team was third. The outcomes of the three games were: State lost, Susan’s team, East Tennessee, lost, and my Kentucky team won. My sister’s constantly teased me that my team won only because of scouting reports they gave me.

Technician: What was the Technician: What do you see as the biggest challenge in your Department of Athletics like at Maryland when you got there new job? Yow: I see a really big fiscal and how did you improve it? Yow: They were $51 million challenge, especially in balancing the budget. I’ve started in debt and had not balanced looking at the budget. We’re the budget in 10 years when I doing quite nicely in men’s bas- started there. Now, the debt is ketball and football, in terms down to $5.5 million and in the last 16 years, of the sports all the budbei ng sel fgets balanced. supporting. We won twenThere is work t y nat iona l to be done championin Oly mships whi le pi c s p or t s I was there. though. AnWe built the other chalComCast cenlenge will be ter as well as the culture several other change. Evfacilities. The eryone will Debbie Yow Department have to truly of Athletics is believe that it very different. can be done. There’s a difference in talking I’m proud of the work we, colthe talk and walking the walk. lectively, did there. I feel like Also, we’re going to have to I’m leaving Maryland in better match the resources to the ex- shape. pectations. There is going to Technician: How do you feel be a high level of expectations, so the resources will have to about coming to the University where your sister was so loved match that.

“I think it’s time for me to start a new season, meaning it’s time for me to come home.”

Orientation parking not an issue for freshmen Parking, a frequent issue with large campus orientations, has held up well against two groups of orientees.

ect is to begin,” Cain said. “Around 450 spaces will be taken out.” “This has caused our decks to be used to a much greater extent than they have in the past, but they haven’t been completely Nathan Hardin filled,” said Cain. “But from News Editor what we’ve seen we don’t Orientation season officially think that’s going to create kicked-off Monday, spurring a problem we can’t manage hoards of rising freshmen to hit well.” Robin Weaver, mother of campus’ streets, the bookstore shelves, and Talley Student incoming freshman David Center. Parking, a frequent Weaver, said she did not issue with large campus ori- park on campus. “We entations, has knew held up well, parking resulting in would be a positive atan issue,” mosphere for Robin Weaver, mother of Weaver parents and incoming freshman said. orientees. Weaver Gregory Cain, assistant director for also said she was very imparking services, said although pressed with orientation campus saw virtually two ori- and with the First Year entation groups, there were College. “Very impressed,” Weaver no problems finding areas for responded about her expeparking. “It looked good out there rience at orientation. “I’m yesterday and it looks good out also very impressed with the First Year College. I wish I there today,” Cain said. “The Lee Hall Lot did fill, and was 18-years-old again.” Laura Robinson, another it spilled over into the West Lot, which we recommended, and Wolfpack mother, said her also some into the Dan Allen son, James Robinson Jr., is parking deck,” Cain said. “But her third child to come to none of those areas got to a N.C. State, but that parking point where it became a con- was very good this time. “They did an excellent cern.” Initially, this year’s orienta- job. It’s a long walk, but it tion parking appeared more wasn’t that bad,” Robinson difficult with the closing of said. Caitlyn Watts, an incomCentral Lot, behind the Student Health Center, and the ing freshman, said the orisoon-to-be construction in the entation was a little on the boring side. West Lot. “I thought they could have “The one thing that will change is that we will be tak- done more to get it going,” ing the upper section of the Watts said. West Lot where the deck proj-

“I wish I was 18 years old again.”

and idolized? Do you feel that you have to live up to that? Yow: I don’t feel like I have to live up to something. I feel like I have to continue the Yow legacy with N.C. State. The Yow legacy has been in place longer than the 34 years that Kay coach. It has been in place before then with our father’s respect for Everett Case. I love the aspect of continuing the Yow legacy at N.C. State. Debbie Yow not only has been the athletics director at the University of Maryland, she also serves as the current president of the national Division 1-A Athletic Directors Association and as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Football Foundation. During her time as the Terrapins athletics director, she helped them to achieve the highest student-athlete graduation rate in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Chancellor Randy Woodson says he is confident in his decision to hire Debbie Yow. “At the end of the day, the


reason Debbie Yow was hired is because she has been very successful as an athletics director.” said Woodson. “In the 16 years she has been at Maryland, those teams have won 20 championships. I don’t think N.C. State has been that competitive during that time. She was hired because she has been very successful in the past and I feel confident she will be successful here.” Woodson denied the rumors that Yow was not recommended by the University’s search committee, which was hired to recommend the new athletics director. “It wasn’t a search committee, it was a nomination committee,” said Woodson. “On top of that, she hadn’t applied by the time the nomination committee made their recommendations, but her name was on the list of people [the nomination committee] were interested in. After the nomination committee made their recommendations, Debbie Yow applied for the position.” Woodson said he doesn’t


For a statistical comparison of Yow and Fowler’s performance turn to page 8

think N.C. State fans will have higher expectations of Debbie Yow than they would of any other athletics director the University could have hired. “I think N.C. State students and fans would have high expectations for any athletics director, regardless of if she is Kay Yow’s sister or not,” said Woodson. “Students and fans want their athletic teams to perform at the highest possible level.” Kelly Hook, a member of the nomination committee, said she is pleased with the decision to hire Debbie Yow. “Debbie Yow was an extremely high-profile candidate,” said Hook. “She is hands down the best candidate we could have had.”

BY THE NUMBERS Total amount $19 included in the billion state budget

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lowed no salary increases for the University.” One option for reducing strain on the University would be a tuition increase. Leffler said he fully expects there to be an increase of some degree to maintain the level of teaching. “There certainly will have to be a tuition increase to protect the quality of the teaching,” Leffler said. Chancellor Randy Woodson said the University will foot almost $14 million of the $70 million budget reduction. “If I look at the numbers, allocated evenly, it will be about $13.8 million,” Woodson said. Woodson said that tuition hikes were proposed by the legislation but must be approved before being open to implementation by the University. “That’s what the legislation has proposed,” Woodson said. “But that’s subject to the approval of the president [Erskine Bowles] of the UNC system. Woodson acknowledged that a tuition increase is possible because of the cuts, and also said many University programs are already struggling.


signed by Gov. Bev Perdue

$70 million

Total amount cut from the UNC system at the administrator level

$13.8 million

Total amount cut from the University’s administration

$9.43 million

Total amount cut to repeal the nonresident full scholarship tuition waiver for the UNC system

$5.63 million

Total amount, increasting enrollment growth funding for the UNC system

$3 million

Total amount, provided to the College of Engineering for faculty hiring


Governor Purdue signs her signature at the budget bill signing ceremony on the East Lawn of the North Carolina State Capitol Building Wednesday.

“We’re already struggling to offer all the segments necessary for students to graduate,” Woodson said. Woodson also said there were positives that came out of the budget with increases for enrollment growth and for the engineering department.

Student Body President Kelly Hook also said she was happy about the result. “I’m happy with the way it turned out,” Hook said. “I’m really proud of our legislature. I think they struck a compromise that we can be happy with.”



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{Our view}

The Facts:

Gov. Bev Perdue signed the state budget into law Wednesday. One provision cuts $13.8 million from N.C. State’s part of the UNC System budget. Administration officials have indicated budget cuts may result in tuition increases.

Our Opinion:

Students come first. We are willing to accept a tuition increase, but the University must make meaningful changes to administrative positions in return. Crucial student programs should not be cut before the administrative hierarchy has been reevaluated.


Students come first

n Wednesday, the state budget was signed and consisted of a $70 million cut to the UNC system. $13.8 million is expected to come from N.C. State. A “management flow reduction” adjustment was mandated, which allowed for flexibility to cut within management but not from faculty. To avoid making these management cuts, a potential tuition increase may be in the works. Obviously, we as students are going to react negatively to an increase in tuition. However, if the University meets us halfway we are more likely to understand the increase. The budget cut affects the administration and us, so both should bear the burden for it. First, if students have to pay

The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board excluding the news department and is the responsibility of the Executive Editors.

more tuition, the administration needs to look at what it can do to minimize the effect for us; because, the University’s goal should always be to put the students first. A reevaluation of the management hierarchy to find the most effective positions and eliminate any unnecessary ones is in order. Look at every office with an administrative branch at the University. The hierarchy consists of multiple executive assistants, administrative assistants, and more that can be decreased by half, if not more. In almost every department, there are a handful of positions that can be eliminated.

The University is made up of students, so our needs should be first. Therefore, any important student program should be the last to go. Making the college experience any more burdensome on us should be a last resort. The University’s job is to accommodate the students, so its last priority should be catering to administrators because of the budget deficit that the University is facing. We shouldn’t have to graduate later because of decreased faculty or class sections. Instead of cutting back on beneficial programs like study abroad, leadership, service learning, and research oppor-

tunities, the University should explore options that do not take away from student growth and progress. These opportunities are exclusively available to college students, and to take that away from us is detrimental to our academic development. That is something we shouldn’t have to sacrifice, especially when there are other options that don’t take away precious opportunities. The University needs to acknowledge that the students deserve to come first and should have to suffer loss of resources or increased tuition as an absolute last resort.


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{ AskAvani } Dear Avani, HOW TO SUBMIT I am an N.C. State graduate, class of 1990, B.A. business management. Send Avani your day-toI have spent 14 years in the local Raleigh construction and engineering day questions, comments, industry and am currently unemployed and seeking work. I would like concerns, issues and whatever to get my resume seen by local, Raleigh-area NCSU graduates who else you’d like to have may be hiring. Having had previous bosses as well as coworkers who answered in a calculating and thoughtful manner to were fellow alumni, I can tell you it does pay to network with the local,, letters@technicianonline. Raleigh-area alumni. com. Mark the subject line However, posting your resume these days isn’t easy and apparently “Ask Avani.” is not free. The Career Planning and Placement Center on campus, no longer puts resumes on file unless you are a recent graduate. At Alumni Career Services, you must join the Alumni Association for a fee to post your resume. I realize the membership fees go to help pay for the new alumni center, but I honestly do not have the money at this time. Although, when I was employed last time, the University contacted me, I did purchase the deluxe College of Management Directory Book and CD set, titled Real Experience; however, I neglected to purchase the alumni membership they offered me at the same time for an additional price. Do you think it would it would be in poor taste or embarrassing to the school to contact the Alumni Association again to see if they would give deferred billing to the unemployed, with no income, so I could post my resume? Can you tell me what the younger generation would do in this situation? I am limited to my Internet search time, having to use the JobLink computers at the N.C. Employment Security Commission facility and the local library. Please tell me if you know of any alternative ways to post a resume with alumni in the Raleigh area. Sincerely, The “Real Experienced” Alumni


sympathize with your situation, as it’s one a lot of people a re f i nd i ng themselves in today. Being Avani Patel unemployed is Staff Columnist a difficult reality of living in today’s day and age. I recently watched a video called Lemonade, a short film about the optimistic side of unemployment, and from that I feel that of the best advice now is to be optimistic. I know it’s difficult, but it’s the one thing about the situation you have absolute and total control over. With that said, there are a number of online sites, such as Monster and

CareerBuilder, that allow you to post your resume online for free and offer a variety of other search options to find positions in your field and beyond. Yes, alumni networks are a huge asset, but there are other options. Still, if you would like to rely on Alumni Career Services, it never hurts to go and speak to them. If they are able to accommodate your situation, they will. Something I’ve done in the past when looking for a job is sending out your resume via e-mail to any company that is interesting to you. Employers love enthusiasm from their employees, and if you reach out to them, they are more likely to react positively. Even if a job listing has not been posted, the initiative goes a long way, and

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Cagle has taken three agricultural law classes with Dr. Campbell, and therefore knows who won in the actual court case. “Anytime you get to work on a project with Dr. Campbell, you learn a lot and you

meet a lot of people. Campbell is Campbell — he’s a lot of fun,” Cagle said. “After sitting through his classes three times, it’s kind of ingrained in our head who actually won the case.” Campbell said he was lucky enough to land an actual courtroom for the movie set because of Chief Judge Robert Rader, who said the courtroom would be free during the annual judge’s conference.

Judge Dexter Williams, who Campbell said is the Chief Magistrate and has been in charge of the Small Claims Court in Wake County for 26 years, joined the cast and crew for lunch. The director and producer, Larry Evans of the DELTA Department of Distance Education, operated the sound, camera and lighting while giving direction to the actors. The filming lasted all day,

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‘Sleazy Spouse’ filmed as education tool A Distance Education Business Law class starred in a mock court case in an actual Wake County courtroom.

The dead partner’s husband of only a few hours takes to the witness stand to plead for “his share” of half his wife’s business, while the other business partner and his lawyers try to convince the jury the spouse does not deserve Laura Wilkinson any of the profits. Features Editor “So the question for the viewers is whether or not this spouse, the sleazy spouse Bleary-eyed students and —sort of an undereducated faculty dressed in business person of low aspirations; a attire gathered in courtroom gigolo —is this person en9C of the Wake County titled to the business that sudCourthouse June 25 at 9 a.m. denly became monumentally to act and produce “The Case successful? And, as the only of the Sleazy Spouse,” a mock heir of his wife of four hours, court case focused on business partnerships and the law. is he entitled to half the business?” Campbell asked. Dr. Ron Campbell, an inIf people would like to structor in the agriculture know the answers, they will and resource economics not find them in the video, department, emailed a script which runs about 14 minutes two weeks before filming and is posted to Dr. Campto students in his Distance bell’s website, www.agbusiEducation business law class. Campbell The performers were all volunteers, and while some knew said people will be able to email him to what part find out who they wanted actually preto play, vails. Campbell “This will said some be online, did not want and when to get stuck my students with learning study busilines. ness partner“The Case ships, we’re of the Sleazy going to talk Spouse about this. deals with I’m not gothe issue of ing to give partners and the students what hapDr. Ron Campbell the answers, pens when but they will one of them know and in apparently they will know with configood health, only 30 years dence,” Campbell said. “It is old, is killed outright in an a real situation that I had as automobile accident. They have not purchased life insur- an attorney; I practiced as a trial attorney in Raleigh for ance, they have not prepared a partnership agreement, they 16 years and now I’m retired. When I teach about partnerhave not done business life ships in my business law insurance and just four hours class, all my students learn before the fatal accident, [one of the partners] got married,” about preparing a partnership agreement and how easy it is.” Campbell said.

“I’m not going to give the students the answers, but they will know and they will know with confidence.”


Attorney Denton, played by Andrew Cagle, presents witness Skipper Dyson, played by Tate Simmons, with the marriage certificate validating the marriage with his wife, who died in a car accident on the way to a Mr. Muscle contest in Myrtle Beach, just four and a half hours after their marriage. Cagle and Simmons are both seniors in agricultural business management. The mock trial was put on by Dr. Ron Campbell’s Distance Education class the day after their final exam, and explored the legal ramifications of unexpected death of when a spouse and business partner dies without any legal plan or will for the future of the business. The “sleazy spouse” was uneducated, with no aspirations for the business other than living off it, which would have deteriorated the finances and not been in the best interest of the business, “The Island.”

Andrew Cagle, a senior in agricultural business management, portrayed the role of Lawyer Denton, who worked on the side of the living business partner. Cagle said he came to the courthouse straight from class and was the last one to arrive on set. “I didn’t know which lawyer I was until I came in and [Campbell asked] which one I was,” Cagle said. Laura Johnson, a junior in extension education, played the presiding Judge Marshall — and even got to wear a black robe and color part of her hair with gray makeup. “I didn’t have a whole lot of options about my role, but it’s fun, a new experience,” Johnson said. “This is the first I’ve heard about [the case].” Dustin Reaves, a junior in agricultural and environmental technology, acted as the jury foreperson, or the person who reads the verdict, in the film. “We came once to the court house before and viewed Small Claims Civil Court’s cases and then I came back for [the film]. I thought it was


Melissa Jordan, senior in animal science, in the role of court clerk, finishes swearing in defendant Skipper Dyson, the “sleazy spouse” in the case, played by Tate Simmons, senior in agriculture business education.

interesting, to see how things work out,” Reaves said of the Distance Education class he took with Dr. Campbell this summer. As for the mock case, Reaves said he found it funny.

“It’s got a little bit of comedy to it. I don’t really think it would stand up that well in a regular court of law, but as far as everything goes, it’ll be good for students to watch and get an idea of how a real

court case is handled,” Reaves said. “I actually don’t know the verdict, but I’m interested to find out.”

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another Yow would be calling the shots at State, and especially not so soon. I should have been pleased. But instead, I was puzzled. This is hardly the revolutionary hire I expected from Chancellor Randy Woodson and Co. Lee Fowler’s firing seemed like a clear sign that Woodson wanted out with the old and in with the new, to breathe some life into an athletic program muddled in mediocrity. But instead of fireworks, we got a discouragingly predictable deal that stinks a bit of nepotism. There’s no denying that Yow

did a lot for the Maryland program she inherited. She saw almost two dozen national championships during her tenure and her penny saving will be greatly valued by a University with a ballooning athletic budget. Of course, with the hypervigilant eyes of the ACC – and even more terrifying, the Wolfpack message boards – on her in the few days after her hire, the dirty laundry started circulating. One major area for concern involved her relationships with the coaches of Maryland’s two biggest revenue sports, football coach Ralph Friedgen and men’s basketball coach Gary Williams, both of whom she was far from warm and cuddly with. Yow report-


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edly tried unsuccessfully to buy out each of their contracts at least once over the last five years. Even though his public image took a tumble during his later years, at least Fowler was able to maintain good, respectful working relationships with his coaches, or at least avoid squabbling with them in the public eye. Lighting a fire under a struggling team is something Yow has never had a problem doing, but there’s something to be said for stepping back and letting the ones in charge be in charge. It’s great to hear that Yow intends to directly reach out to State’s fan base through social media, but it’s one thing to set up a comment box in the corner of the office and quite

another to check it with regularity and implement the suggestions. I think we’re all curious to see whether this one is a carrot to get Wolfpack Nation on board or something she’ll actually use during her time with State. I’m not saying it won’t work out. She might blow it out of the water in spite of the groanworthy way in which she was hired. But put this one down as another one of State’s botched personnel searches – same comedy, different actors. Best of luck, Yow. With fans as desperate as these, you’re going to need it.


Initially, it seemed like the N.C. State community lost it. Many State fans were ripping their hair out and it seemed like every report about those from the Maryland University side- that is, those unofficially associated with Maryland-were celebrating because Yow was gone. And all a lot of fans speculated the hire was a favor to the late Kay Yow and her family and that it would add pressure for women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper. The hire also caught f lak because of reports of Yow’s public spat with Maryland’s Hall of Fame basketball coach Gary Williams These seem to be weak excuses for those Pack fans looking to complain about the move. But those giving such excuses are turning a blind eye to Yow’s track record. Both those complaints are completely made up and the public argument with Williams shows how Yow, no matter who you are, is not afraid to go after someone she believes is not performing as well as he or she should be. But then I began to look at Dr. Yow’s career and what she has done with Maryland since arriving there in 1994, and my opinion began to quickly change. In 16 years with the Terrapins, Yow won 20 national titles, including both a men’s and women’s basketball championship. Also, even more impressive is that Yow was able to decrease a massive $51 million deficit to just $5.5 million, all while continuing to balance the budget every year and constantly upgrade the

Maryland facilities. But it wasn’t Yow’s resume that made me a true, 100-percent believer that she was the right person for the job. It was her attitude, and she has already brought that attitude to Raleigh since being named the AD just a few days ago. “We will expect a national Top 25 program, moving toward Top 10 status and competing for national championships,” Yow said in her opening press conference. She has thus made it blatantly obvious that the below-average, mediocre style of athletics that has seemed to be the usual in Wolfpack land is not going to be acceptable anymore. Yow is going to demand greatness from the coaches and players and will not tolerate anything less. It is not going to happen overnight, but at least Yow is showing that she expects the Pack to compete sooner rather than later. Also, Yow seems to understand one aspect former Athletic Director Lee Fowler didn’t-winning over the fans and alumni and listening to what they have to say. She has said she is planning on making herself very accessible and setting up an e-mail account available for fans and alumni discuss their likes and dislikes pertaining to Wolfpack sporting events. This will open up a valuable channel of communication regarding the ticketing systems, parking and all other related topics. Overall, Chancellor Randy Woodson made the correct choice in hiring Yow, not even taking in to account the obvious connection with her sister. Yow’s proven track record, along with her determination to bring State athletics back to national prominence, should prove to be an excellent combination for N.C. State and put Pack athletics in very qualified hands.


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• 65 days until the football team’s season opener against Western Carolina

For the fourth consecutive year, senior softball player and biomedical engineering major Allison Presnell was named to the All-ACC Academic Softball Team. Presnell was also one of just three Wolfpack athletes awarded an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship in March. In addition to her accolade-worthy performance in the classroom, Presnell finished her career as one of the most prolific hitters in the history of Wolfpack softball, as she is fifth in school history with 99 RBI and 76 runs scored, and ranks sixth with 25 career home runs. For her excellence at the plate, Presnell was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Southeast Region Team in both 2007 and 2008.

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ebbie Yow guided Maryland to 20 national championships in five different sports in 16 years as the Terrapins’ Athletic Director. Since the 2000-2001 season, when Lee Fowler, her predecessor, began his tenure in Raleigh, Maryland won one or more national championships in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, field hockey and women’s lacrosse. Below are the ACC regular season records Wolfpack and Terrapin football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams posted over the past 10 years.

YOW’s Record

Source: N.C. State Athletics

Hill caps big weekend with ninth place finish at USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

After breaking a school record in preliminary competition with a time of 3:40.22 in the 1500 meters, freshman Ryan Hill advanced to the finals as the eighth place finisher in the prelims. The newly established record bested his previous school and career-best time of 3:40.81, which he set earlier in the 2010 season. In finals competition in Des Moines, Iowa, Hill finished ninth with a time of 3:52.73, thirdbest among collegians competing in the finals. Source: N.C. State Athletics

Men’s, women’s swim teams add one apiece The women’s swimming and diving team signed Julianna Prim, a sophomore, and the men’s team signed Andrew Tollefson, who will be a freshman. Prim hails from Yadkinville, N.C., where she swam for Pfeiffer College and earned All-America honors for her time in the 200 butterfuly. Prim also set 11 school records at Pfeiffer and was the school’s indoor female athlete of the year. Tollefson is from Potomac, Md. and comes to State with a career-best time in the 100 meter breaststroke of 57.61. Source: N.C. State Athletics

2010-11 Football Schedule Sat, Sep 04 vs. Western Carolina Carter-Finley Stadium 6 P.M. Sat, Sep 11 @ UCF Orlando, Fla. 7:30 PM Thu, Sep 16 vs. Cincinnati Carter-Finley Stadium 7:30 PM Sat, Sep 25 @ Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. TBA Sat, Oct 02 vs. Virginia Tech Carter-Finley Stadium TBA Sat, Oct 09 vs. Boston College Carter-Finley Stadium TBA Sat, Oct 16 @ East Carolina Greenville, N.C. 12 NOON Thu, Oct 28 @ Florida State Carter-Finley Stadium 7:30 PM Sat, Nov 06 @ Clemson Clemson, S.C. TBA Sat, Nov 13 vs. Wake Forest Carter-Finley Stadium TBA Sat, Nov 20 @ North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. TBA Sat, Nov 27 @ Maryland College Park, Md. TBA

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Yes to Yow When the rumors started f lying the night before the University officially announced Debbie Yow was taking over as Athletics Director, I didn’t really like the move for the school. Actually, I hated the move. I believed the hiring was strictly because of her older sister Kay Yow and that other candidates such as Bobby Purcell, the executive director of the Wolfpack Club, were better candidates. But that Taylor was before I really looked Barbour in depth into Dr. Yow’s career and thought about Debuty Spots Editor the move as a whole. And I wasn’t alone.

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Less than impressed Like my colleague, I was disappointed when first I heard Debbie Yow was selected as the new Athletic Director. But I’m still waiting for the joyous feeling of approving the decision to set in. I admired and greatly respected Yow’s late sister Kay, who spent the better part of her career serving a school she clearly loved with class and determination. In the weeks after death, I remember Kate Shefte her mourners alluding to her Senior Staff family’s ACC roots, which Writer included her sister’s position at Maryland. But I never would have imagined that

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Lowe doesn’t expect prized recruits to be ‘saviors’ Men’s basketball coach insists he’s keeping expectations reasonable at summer press conference. Kate Shefte Senior Staff Writer

Caught in the middle of a flurry of activity during the last several weeks, which included a high-profile signing and the hiring of a new Athletic Director, men’s basketball coach Sidney Lowe was the picture of calm Tuesday morning as he addressed the media for his annual summer press conference. Fans are just starting to get worked up for the season’s start, which the coach said is the “way it’s supposed to be.” However, Lowe said he’s not putting any undue pressure on his trio of five star recruits in point guard Ryan Harrow, shooting guard Lorenzo Brown and power forward CJ Leslie. “I know these guys,” Lowe said. “I’ve watched them for years. I know how they are and how competitive they are. I’m going to give them all they can handle, but I don’t want them to think that they’re coming in as saviors or anything. I just want them to come in and play like they can.” The pressure of beating conference rivals, when coupled with the usual rigors of being a student, can be a lot for a college freshman to handle. Lowe pointed to his experience coaching one-and-done center JJ Hickson during the 2007-2008 season as a positive one, saying it will help him ease Harrow, Brown and Leslie into the fold. Despite this, he expects the freshman class to contribute early, if not right away. “You like to think they

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Coach Sidney Lowe brings the Wolfpack in for a huddle in the second half against Georgia Southern in Reynolds Coliseum.

can come in right away and look to senior Javi Gonzalez to help you right away, but we help Harrow grow and develop. “I know Ryan Harrow will know how tough it is in our conference,” Lowe said. “Very have some ups and downs, but few guys come in and dominate he will get it,” Lowe said. “We as freshmen, so I don’t want also have a senior at that position in Javi who to put that c a n suppor t kind of him.” pressure on Gonzalez these guys. a nd secondThey’re team All-ACC going to selection Tracy take some Smith are exbumps, but pected to benthey’re goefit from the ing to do ex t ra covermore good age that is all things than coach Sidney Lowe but a s s u re d bad and be for Ha r row, g r e a t f or Brown and Lesour prolie. Smith, who tested the draft gram for years to come.” Lowe also has specific knowl- waters earlier in the summer, edge regarding what it’s like has much to teach and much being an untested point guard to gain from the three newcomon a team looking for answers, ers, according to Lowe. “I hope it will make it a little having gone through the process himself. He said he will bit easier for [Smith],” Lowe

“I don’t want them to think that they’re coming in as saviors or anything.”

said. “Nothing is easy, but hopefully it will open it up and maybe he’ll get a few more easy baskets. We’re going to move him around quite a bit, play him at the four spot.” A handful of Pack players, including Johnny Thomas, Josh Davis and Julius Mays, didn’t see a place for themselves on this revamped team and opted to transfer for the 2010-2011 season. But even after those departures, the only reason depth might be a problem, Lowe said, is in case of injury. “We’re two-deep at each position and I feel pretty comfortable because we have guys who can move around,” Lowe said. “We’re covered but certainly injuries always can change things.”

ESPNU’s ranking of Pack’s incoming freshman: Class rank: No. 7 Point Guard Ryan Harrow ESPNU Top 100 rank: No. 39 Power Forward C.J. Leslie ESPNU Top 100 rank: No. 11 * Guard Lorenzo Brown, the third member of the class, graduated high school in 2009, but spent the past year at Hargrave Military Academy and will be a member of the Wolfpack’s freshman class of 2010. source:

Technician - July 1, 2010  
Technician - July 1, 2010  

State budget cuts may incite tuition increase, Q&A with new AD: Debbie Yow comes home