Vol. 32 Issue 7
February 25, 2008
Yaboy Big Skittlez: Carroll’s Sweet New Talent
The Economic Inferno
Major in Public Health introduced Matt Hoffman Editorial Staff
Carroll University continued its expansion of the Health Sciences Department at the faculty assembly meeting on Feb. 9. By a vote of 37-1, the graduate and professional studies faculty began the creation of a bachelor of science degree in public health. Physical therapy and athletic training Assistant Professor Thomas Pahnke, one of the program’s architects, hoped that the program would start the next academic year, but said it could be implemented a year later. Carroll will be the first school in Wisconsin to offer an undergraduate degree in public health. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and the Medical College of Wisconsin offer graduate programs in public health. UWMilwaukee is in the process of establishing a school of public health, which is likely to be approved this spring. “That was one of the reasons we decided to go with a bachelors,” said Pahnke. “[Students] could feed right into one of these other programs. They’ll be very well prepared to PUBLIC HEALTH page 2
Students join together to celebrate Black History Month at the annual BSU Soul Food Dinner. Photo by Tim Worms.
Carroll students celebrate black history BSU hosts annual dinner, “A Time for Change” Bobby Schuessler
Editorial Staff The Black Student Union (BSU) presented “A Time for Change” at their annual Soul Food Dinner Feb. 22 in the Campus Center Ballroom. The BSU truly celebrated the nation’s changing future at the empowering dinner. “The Soul Food Dinner is intended to celebrate Black History Month, the opportunities that lie ahead and the successes of our organization over the past year,” said senior
Lazandria Skinner, President of BSU. The event began with readings by BSU members, followed by the serving of traditional soul food such as corn bread, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and apple cobbler. Raffle prizes were also given away throughout the dinner and evening. “I really enjoyed how the BSU integrated soul food with the Black History celebration. It made the event extremely worthwhile,” said freshman
Justin Almquist. While the excellent food digested, the keynote speaker, Jason Baldwin, spoke about courage, hope and how to institute change in one’s future. The audiences’ eruption of appreciation after the speech proved that Baldwin’s message brought a desire for change in everyone’s life. While the Soul Food Dinner was extremely successful, it was not the only activity the BSU hosted in celebration of Black History Month. “The BSU’s goal is to involve
the entire campus this month in our celebration of Black History, but more importantly, American History,” Skinner stated. The Black History Month celebration kicked off with the anniversary of the Greensboro 4 sit-in February 2. “During the lunch hour, 15 BSU members marched in the Main Dining room to reenact the struggle the four African Americans experienced when they sat silently and were not
loved what he said about the process of drawing – how half of the work is already finished once the first line is drawn, once fear is overcome. Martorell had explained, ‘Why are you afraid? If you feel you need to apply the color than do it – the canvas won’t bite you!’” Martorell began the lecture by sketching a portrait of senior Sara Kotschi, who volunteered from the audience. “He said that portraits were really intimate [and] it’s true,” Kotschi said. “It was so personal. I could feel when he focused on my different features and those parts would almost separate from everything else,” Kotschi explained. “If you don’t like people, never try to do a portrait,” Martorell joked. Martorell is a native of Santurce, Puerto Rico. While he was never encouraged by his immediate family to explore art, he pursued his passion after college under masters Julio Martin Caro and Lorenzo Homar. “[Being an
artist] is playing. That’s what’s so wonderful about it – we live in order to work,” Martorell said. Martorell is an award winning, non-linear artist who has worked as a set designer, book illustrator, cartoonist, graphic arts teacher, broadcaster and writer. He is considered one of the most incendiary figures and influential forces in popular culture. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, South America and Europe. “I am a degenerate artist. I am. Let’s make that clear. I am a degenerate artist and proud of it,” Martorell said. His works, entitled La Plena Inmortal, are on display at the Latino Arts, Inc., 1028 S. 9th St., Milwaukee, in the Latin Arts Gallery until March 20. The gallery features his bold graphics, portraits, political statements and beautiful patterns. It is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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Distinguished artist Martorell speaks at convocation Editorial Staff
Antonio Martorell draws a portrait of senior Sara Kotschi.
Photo by Kate Loehrer.
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Renowned artist, Antonio Martorell, visited Carroll on Tuesday, February 18 as the next installment of the International and Multicultural Lecture Series. “I’ve known his art for over a decade but this was the first time I’ve met him and I was thrilled and honored to do so,” said Provost Joanne Passaro. “Fear generates fear. Art generates art. Only through the exercise of freedom can we experience art,” Martorell said as he made the connections between Fear, Art, and Freedom, the theme of the night. Martorell explained that art is the tool of freedom from any type of oppression because it is not neutral, passive, or ineffective. Likewise, art is the weapon of choice to combat fear. Assistant Professor of Art and Photography Peggy Farrell, felt his lecture was fantastic. “I
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2/13/09Â Responded to a property damage only vehicle accident in lot 7.
2/5/09 Responded with Waukesha EMS to a medical emergency at the Campus Center. 2/6/09 Removed a dry erase board left outside on the College Ave. side of New Hall with inappropriate drawings on it after a complaint from Randal School. 2/7/09 Responded to two fire alarms at Pioneer Hall.Â Trouble was linked to a smoke detector that was affected by a roof leak.Â Alarm system was checked and placed back into service. 2/7/09Â Responded to Pioneer Hall with Waukesha Fire
2/14/09 Responded to a fire alarm at Steele/Swarthout with Waukesha Fire Department for an alarm that was caused by improper cooking. Department alarm caused by improper cooking. 2/10/09 Responded to a medical emergency at LowryÂ Hall. 2/12/09Â Responded to the report of a person who fell outside Pioneer Hall.Â Â Â 2/13/09Â Responded to a property damage only vehicle accident in lot 3.
PUBLIC HEALTH ctd. go to the graduate level.â€? Steve Percy, a UW-Milwaukee professor leading the School of Public Health Planning Council, was excited about Carrollâ€™s program. â€œI think that there is a tremendous amount of linkage,â€? Percy said. However, he did not rule out the establishment of an undergraduate degree at UW-Milwaukee. â€œIt may [happen] sometime in the future, but not right now,â€? he said. Pahnke felt that students would also be wellprepared to enter the working world. Students could combine a major in public health with a minor in a liberal arts field, Percy said, giving students an expertise within one of the five core areas of public health: health services administration, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, and health education. â€œStudents would be able to minor in each of those core areas,â€? said Pahnke. Public health is also a growing field. â€œHealth care is one market that we know is going to be very viable in the future,â€? said Pahnke, citing an aging population. How Carroll will staff the programâ€™s nine new
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courses is unclear. â€œ[Weâ€™re] in the phase of deciding whoâ€™s going to be best for all of the courses in the program,â€? said Pahnke, raising the possibility of hiring new full-time faculty members, adjunct faculty, as well as using current faculty members. Much of the demand for a new program came from students. â€œMany of the students that came to Carroll wanted a health science program where they werenâ€™t the actual [direct] provider,â€? said Pahnke. The program would initially target students already at Carroll. â€œThereâ€™s definitely a market of undecided health science majors at Carroll. Some of those students would potentially [enter the program].â€? Classes would be held on Carrollâ€™s main campus, but finding extra space could be problematic. â€œThere will be some space needs,â€? said Pahnke, â€œbut I think we can accommodate one way or another.â€? If Carroll purchases a property currently under consideration on Davidson Ave., Pahnke believed it would alleviate space issues. Carroll has no current plans to add a graduate degree in public health. â€œI would just say one step at a time,â€? said Pahnke. Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Jane Hopp could not be reached for comment.
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served due to the color of their skin during the Civil Rights Movement,” said senior and BSU community service chair, Brittainy Cherry. The BSU also hosted “Thought Provoking Thursdays” throughout the month. “We wanted to use each Thursday to educate the Carroll community on issues that affect
Americans on a daily basis,” according to Samantha Gaspardo, vice president of BSU. Each sit-in discussed a different issue such as interracial dating, gay marriage, African Americans in the media, African Americans in politics and affirmative action. The BSU also presented a calendar of facts in the Campus Center, which discussed milestones African Americans
Page 3 took throughout history. All of these events will lead up to the final event, a Jeopardylike event, which will feature questions about Black History Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Oak Room. The grand prize of the night will be a Nintendo Wii. The BSU really is an inclusive organization and will continue to raise awareness and celebrate history on the Carroll campus for years to come.
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A student gives blood at the CAB blood drive on Feb. 18 in the Campus Center Ballroom. The event was run by the Blood Center of Wisconsin.
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A. Paul Jones Scholars Hall houses new programs Jacky Meyer Staff Writer
The Carroll University Scholars Center recently moved to A. Paul Jones Scholars Hall across from the Walter Young Center. The Carroll Scholars Center offers six programs that academically support students of all majors and disciplines at Carroll University. Two of the six programs are new and still in the planning stages while the other four are already in operation. “Probably the most known program we offer is the Honors Program,” said Dr. Lynne Bernier, Director of the Carroll Scholars Center. The Honors Program gives talented and motivated students a chance to pursue a degree with an enriched curriculum. As of the 20082009 school year, there are about eighty members enrolled in the program. Another existing program is the Pioneer Scholars Program. As of 2009, the program is in its third year and funds up to ten faculty/student teams that work during the summer on creative research projects. The Pioneer Scholars Program creates opportunities for undergraduates and their mentors to collaborate and gives students an idea of professional academic work. At the end of the summer, Pioneer Scholars present their projects at both academic conferences and oncampus. Celebrate Carroll is an opportunity for students to showcase their academic achievement. The celebration always takes place on a weekday during the spring semester, and faculty is encouraged to cancel classes and promote student attendance and participation. The fifth annual Celebrate
Carroll is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22. Bernier has high hopes for the upcoming event. “We want to attract a larger audience to Celebrate Carroll,” Bernier said, “with exciting performances by the Jazz Band and theater programs, as well as showcases from art and science students.” If graduate and undergraduate students are interested in attending or presenting at an academic conference, the Carroll Scholars Center supports students by providing funding. The Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarly Travel Program’s main purpose is to expose, promote, and support students in professional academics. A new program on campus is the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi. It is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all majors of study. It will not only provide Carroll’s strongest undergraduate and graduate students with recognition, but will also give its members a lifelong connection to academic and professional activities globally. Carroll hopes to get its accreditation by spring 2009. The other new addition to the Carroll Scholars Center is the National Scholarships Program. This program’s main goal is to support and promote successful scholarship applications for students wishing to pursue studies after their bachelor’s degree. Well-known scholarships in this category are the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fullbright, as well as many others. Students are highly encouraged to use the Carroll Scholars Center to their full advantage. For more information look on the Carroll University website, or email Dr. Lynne Bernier.
Staff Writer On the morning of Feb. 7, two fire alarms sounded in Pioneer Hall. Representatives from Campus Safety, Physical Plant, Student Life and the Waukesha Fire Department responded. Throughout the day, rumors were buzzing about the cause of setting off the alarm system. It was found that a short in the wiring due to water damage triggered the system. Continual freezing and thawing were believed to cause the sealants around ventilation pipes to separate, allowing water into the ceiling in the 400 wing of Pioneer Hall. Also, buzzing through the halls was a rumor of safety officials shutting off the system completely. Director of Campus Safety John Harbeck and Director of Facilities Management Don Stenson, both said that while repairs were being made the fire alarm system was never compromised. “When we left, the system was up and running,” Harbeck said. “In fact, as we found out later, it worked
quite well,” he said. Later that evening another alarm sounded, caused by burnt food. Affecting rooms 401, 403, 404, 406, 410 and 416, one resident noticed the problem the previous weekend on Saturday Jan.31. Senior Lazandria Skinner noticed water dripping from her heating vent and called Physical Plant. She said they responded to the situation later that week, and said they would look into it. Since the two alarms, Physical Plant, along with the roofing company that constructed the roof, have re-tarred around the affected areas and are keeping the situation under observation. In spring they will be re-checking the roof to make sure that there is not any major water damage or mold within the ceiling. Stenson did not believe the roof itself was defective because it is constructed of three-fourth inch rubber membrane that is covered with stone. Both the contractor and the architect inspected the roof prior to students moving in. The roof is under warranty and all repair costs will be covered
By the contractor. Siemens, the fire alarm company, re-wired and placed the affected smoke alarms to a side wall in case any other leaks were to occur. While Siemens was replacing the alarms, the system was never disabled and Campus Safety remained in the 400 wing. Harbeck and Stenson are hopeful that they resolved the problem and encouraged students to report any further problems immediately. “We’re hoping we got everything,” Stenson said. “I think they [contractors] exhausted all their means up there,” he said. “If students see a leak, they should contact their Resident Assistant immediately,” Harbeck said. Stenson attributed this and other reported issues in Pioneer Hall to ‘growing pains.’ “There’s an expectation when you go into a new building that it’s going to be perfect,” he said. “In some regards it should be, but it’s not because it’s hard to tell how much it will be used. I don’t see any more problems there than I do anywhere else on campus,” he said.
MBA program added Jackie Messler Staff Writer
The Graduate and Professional Studies faculty approved a proposal for Carroll to offer a Masters of Business Administration at the Feb. 9 faculty meeting. The Masters of Business Administration program, or MBA, passed with a vote of 30-8. According to Dr. Kuhlemeyer, Associate Professor of Business and Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, has been thinking about offering an MBA since he first came here nine years ago. Kuhlemeyer said that President Doug Hastad and Provost Joanne Passaro have already given the proposal their blessing. “Most of the schools of Carroll’s size have an MBA program,” he said. “A lot of the institutions like us, which are tuition driven, especially when you get in a tough economic environment one of the things you are looking for is potential ways to grow your business.” The next step is to get accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). If everything goes smoothly with the accreditation process, the program could be offered as soon as fall 2009, according to Associate Professor of Business Michael Levas. The program would be begin as a cohert program. “Taking the same courses with the same students fosters teamwork, leadership and other desirable traits that are sought after by employers,” Levas said.
Kuhlemeyer added that within the cohert model, a higher percentage of students finish the program. The downside of the model is that students could not pick up a class at any time. They would have to wait until the next cohort took that course. The program is projected to reach 30 students by the spring of 2010 if implemented in fall 2009, according to Levas. After three years, 50 students are projected to be in the program. Levas said that undergraduates would actually benefit from the program because a new tenure-track position would teach both graduate and undergraduate level classes. Additionally, there would be the potential to create five-year programs with many undergraduate majors. Kuhlemeyer said that several undergraduate programs have the potential to be combined with the MBA into a five-year program. The program would serve a unique market in Waukesha. The program will be on an entirely part-time basis, with the possibility to expand to full-time. The cohort model facilitates the needs of local businesses that want their employees to become more educated or learn a new skill set. Currently there is no other MBA program based in Waukesha County. Other schools with an MBA , or similar programs such as Master of Management and Master of Leadership, include Concordia, UW-Milwaukee, the University of Phoenix, and Marquette University.
New baseball stadium at Frame Park faces delays John Zdroik, Jr. Staff Writer
As reported in the Sept. 24, 2008 issue of The New Perspective, the Waukesha Common Council approved a plan (on Aug. 20, 2008) allowing for a new baseball stadium to be built. Renovation of the current baseball field at Frame Park, where Carroll Baseball calls home, was planned and set forth by Chad Bauer, co-owner of both the Green Bay Bullfrogs summer-collegiate baseball team, and athletic field builder and maintenance provider Midwest Athletic Fields. The $1.2 million renovation was to be funded by Bauer and included remodeling of the infield and warning track as well as installation of an irrigation system, restrooms, concession stands and 1,700 permanent seats. Along with the new stadium, Bauer would bring a summer-collegiate expansion baseball team to Waukesha from the Northwoods League. Now, in the current national economic crisis, Bauer is having difficulties in obtaining loans for construction. “Since last year’s credit crash, we would have had to provide more money than we would have gotten from any loan,” Bauer said. “We had a certain amount of equity and would have to rely
on banks for the rest. As time went on, the money we would have had to provide kept going up, and the money from the offered loan kept getting lower.” In a Dec. 16, 2008 letter to the Waukesha Common Council, Bauer indicated that he felt the need to announce that construction of the field would not be ready for play until June 2010, as opposed to the 2009 season as was originally planned. Although plans for the stadium building passed, many citizens are still not happy about it. A submission to the Waukesha Board of Zoning Appeals alleges that proper procedures were not followed when construction was approved. Many also think that Frame Park and the surrounding area would not be able to hold such large events in such a small area. However, Bauer and Midwest Athletic Fields plan on partially renovating the field this in the meantime this spring while final construction plans are delayed. “We plan on re-edging the infield at a minimum,” Bauer said. “At a maximum we would strip and put in a whole new infield.” In his letter to the Waukesha Common Council, he said: “This will allow the other users of the Frame Park ball field to have the benefit of a new infield playing surface as originally planned.”
Student works at the bookstore that might expand due to Carroll’s partnership with EFollet.
Photo by Eva Damian.
Possible bookstore renovations in the works Allison Nastoff Staff Writer
Representatives from EFollet attended a meeting for the bookstore renovation committee to discuss plans to renovate Carroll University’s bookstore. The meeting discussed possible locations for the store. “Our store, probably for the last five years, has been undersized,” said Bookstore Manager Andrew Ewert. Bruce Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for EFollett, said that the size of each store is determined by two benchmarks: student population and the number of sales per square foot. Snyder also hopes to customize Carroll’s bookstore to the needs and wants of the campus. “Every [bookstore] is unique,” he said. The representatives also spoke to President Doug Hastad, who said that he wants the bookstore to be a “destination” for the campus community. Jill Griffis, a student senate representative on the committee, said that students want the bookstore
to be a place where they could hang out or study, and pointed out that many students do not utilize the bookstore because books are cheaper online. To allow room for expansion, the location of the bookstore may change, though it is not yet clear how. Physical Plant Director Don Stenson proposed moving the bookstore to the Oak Room location or expanding upwards into the Ratzow room. However, Griffis was skeptical of both proposals. “Students will argue that we don’t want you guys to take those spaces away from us,” she said, citing a general lack of student meeting areas on campus. Moving the bookstore outside the campus center was also discussed. EFollett will cover some of the cost of the bookstore renovations, according to director of campus services Matt Sirinek, similar to the renovation agreement between Chartwells and Carroll regarding the Main Dining Room. Plans for renovations are still in the early stages and in the near future EFollett will be asking for student feedback.
Students and their siblings have a ball at Carroll
Staying true to Irish culture Chelsea Ann Blackburn Editorial Staff
Senior Lauren Reiken entertains a young rapscallion as he partakes in a round of imitation ski ball. The carnival on Feb. 21 was sponsored by Ad2:Layout 2/17/09 2:38 PM Colleges Waukesha-College Against Cancer as a News fundraiser for their1annual Relay For Life. Photo by Jeff Lin.
There’s nothing more delightful than feeling the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. For those who don’t share the ethnic heritage, there are many ways to participate in the traditions. If you’re having a difficult time trying to get into character, don’t exploit the stereotypes by acting ill-tempered or belligerent. It can’t be good for luck. Refrain from stealing the holiday traditions - and there are plenty - by starting some of your own traditions. One way is to incorporate the Irish culture into your world. Spend a day cooking an authentic Irish recipe such as Limerick Ham, Irish Pancakes, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Gooseberry Crumble or pea and ham soup. You can find all these recipes and more online. Try spending some time updating your iPod and listen ing to some great Irish bands such as Donald Lunny, Luka Bloom, Dolores Keane, Christy Moore, Jimmy MacCarthy and more. The grassy, soulful and quick sounds of the guitar will certainly relax you. Also check out local Irish bands playing at downtown pubs, coffee shops and parades. Take a few hours out of the day and read Irish literature Page 1 or watch Irish films. Check out some of these famous Irish
House of Guinness, located in downtown Waukesha, offers patrons a relaxing and traditionally Irish atmosphere admist the blustery winter weather.
Photo by Becky Gardenier.
movies: My Left Foot, Odd Man Out, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, The Snapper, The Quiet Man, Bloody Sunday, The Boondock Saints and more. If you’re looking to spend St. Patrick’s Days immersed in a more authentic celebration, check out the 42rd Annual Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14. The approximately 90-minute parade begins at noon and will commence in downtown Milwaukee in front of the Grand Avenue Mall on 3rd and Wisconsin and will
finish on south Water Street. The Parade will feature local politicians, floats, bagpipe and marching bands, and Irish and Celtic organizations. If you prefer to stay indoors and relax at an authentic pub, try stopping in at the House of Guinness in Waukesha (354 West Main). You can also stop at the Trinity Irish Pubs, three adjoining bars called Duffy’s, Foy’s and Gallagher’s in Milwaukee (125 East Juneau) for traditional Irish fare, weekend Irish breakfasts and live entertainment.
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Five tips for student vacations Staff Writer Having a pleasing spring break isn’t limited to going to the beach. Several Carroll University students spend their time off doing other things, most of which are less expensive. College students need a break from their taxing school work, but if you are preoccupied by financial qualms, consider these ideas:
1. Visit family
Visiting family out of state gives you a great reason to travel without the hotel costs. “When I go to St. Petersburg, Florida, I have an advantage and it is nice to have people you know because then you have people to go out with. They can kind of guide you to what restaurants are good,” said junior Dan Brown.
Stay at home this spring break and explore your home town by visiting monuments, going shopping, staying at a hotel, going downtown to experience the night life, or take a stroll by the lake. Take the extra free time to learn the culture of your surroundings and experience more about the environment you grew up in.
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Some students plan camping trips in local as well as southern
areas of the country. “It is early in the season, but some places are open and the most you will spend is ten dollars on a site. Just have fun, there are a lot of places to choose from in Wisconsin and Minnesota,” said Laura Keller, Administrative Assistant of the Walter Young Center.
Spend a day at a local spa or gym and treat yourself to a great workout, massage, personal care or even just some time in a hot tub or sauna. It will keep your wallet from feeling too light and your body from being achy when the weather is cold and snowy.
5. Visit another city
Waukesha, cornered by Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago, is close enough for a day trip to the city but far enough to experience that ‘getting away’ feeling. “It would be a good idea for people who want to save on money but still [desire to] do something outside their usually everyday activities,” said sophomore Amanda Roufus. Whether you are in the mood to get out of the city, enjoy the outdoors, explore your home town or just relax for a while, these are some great money-saving options to consider. Taking a less commercial approach to spring break options will help save your wallet and still allow you to have a great vacation time!
Student Caleb Rutkowski takes literary initiative Nick Ostdick Staff Writer
Writing is not one of the more well-known majors on Carroll University’s campus, but senior writing major Caleb Rutkowski is taking strides to amend that by launching his own professional literary magazine. Rutkowski’s publication, The Shout, is looking for new voices in poetry and flash fiction—stories that are less than 750 words long. Rutkowski expressed his desire to find work that was youthful and refreshing. “I don’t want any Sylvia Plath-like poems,” Rutkowski says. “No confessionalism.” Rutkowski said his drive to start The Shout was two fold: one being the realization that there is a lot of good writing out there that is not getting professionally published, and the second being a more personal desire to pursue the idea of running a small press publication. “I want The Shout to be an outlet for good writing,” Rutkowski says. “And I’m also interested in keeping things in print as the world becomes more electronic.” It also stems from what Rutkowski calls being a ‘control freak.’ While so many literary
journals or movements are born out of a reaction to trends in the literary world, The Shout is not attached or wedded to any particular school of poetry or manifesto of writing. Rutkowski wants to make his publication as varied in terms of content as possible. “I personally like the New York School of poetry or The Beats, but for the magazine I want more upbeat poems.” While Rutkowski is very interested in publishing local or regional poets, he’s managed to garner international attention after The Shout was added to Duotrope’s Digest, an online listing of literary magazines that is based both in the United States and across the globe. “I’ve even gotten a couple of submissions from Switzerland,” says Rutkowski. “It’s weird.” The Shout has also managed to drum up national submissions from the likes of William Taylor Jr., a widely published Beat poet, as well as more local poets like professor B.J. Best of Carroll University’s English Department. So far though, Rutkowski hasn’t received many submissions from Carroll students, something he hopes changes. “Anyone who wants to submit should submit,” Rutkowski says. “Everything has an equal opportunity of getting
in. It doesn’t matter if I know you or not; it matters how good the writing is.” Rutkowski is hoping the first issue of The Shout will go to print this spring as a saddledstapled booklet, and is hoping that such independent stores like Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee will carry this and subsequent issues. He also plans to celebrate the first issue by holding a release party and reading. Currently, The Shout is open for submissions and will be until late March or early April. While he is encouraging the general public and those in the Carroll community to submit, he’s also mulling over plans for future projects and publications. “I like the idea of putting poems into matchbooks,” says Rutkowski. “Or at least playing with that form.” And while he acknowledges that it’s too far off to think about publishing chapbooks or even full-length collection of poetry, he does recognize that it’s something he might want to pursue at some point down the line. “If somebody sent me a chapbook manuscript, I’d definitely take a look at it.” For more information on submitting work to The Shout or to learn more about the publication, visit www. theshoutsound.blogspot.com.
Caleb Rutkowski looks ahead to publishing his own literary journal. Photo by Tim Worms.
EF program offers trips for students Caleb Conn
Staff Writer Looking for a new way to fill your breaks with adventure? Education First (EF) Breaks offers an alternative way to explore the world aside from studying abroad or NCEP programs. The plethora of trips leave for the exploration of Europe, Egypt, Costa Rica, Spain, Thailand, German, London and many more. Traveling from anywhere from eight to twentyfive days, trips can be booked for any break—spring, summer, or winter. Having been in the business of booking trips for college students for over 40 years, EF Breaks has established its connections with the cities of travel and hotels, helping make the costs of the trips the more affordable than booking one yourself. Junior Krystal Palos, Carroll’s EF Breaks Campus Manager, has traveled to places such as Barcelona and Egypt. Palos advised students to “go and see [the world] for yourself. Discover the truth.” EF Breaks pricing includes the airfare, sightseeing tours, and entrance fees to all attractions advertised, on-tour transportation, daily breakfast, hotels, and a full-time tour guide. With prices starting at $1,195, EF Breaks makes payment easier by offering a simple payment plan. A downpayment of $150 will reserve a spot and $250 due
within thirty days of booking, the rest can be paid in any increment prior to 99 days before your departure. Mayments thereafter can be made monthly via credit card. The experience EF Breaks brings to traveling is crafted through the use of structure through tours while allowing for free time for each to explore and take in the unique culture. Having hired natives from each country, the tour guides know the nook and crannies of each city, the facts, the legends, and create a safe environment. Being completely immersed in these cultures inspires learning by fostering a bond with other students that build friendships to transcend after the trip. This learning, however, delivers a different experience than participating in an NCEP. Consider booking a trip with friends and seeing the world together. Another option is to book a trip for a whole or even part of an organization. One unique option is to request a “stay behind” in which the student just informs EF Breaks of how much longer they plan to stay behind after the trip is officially over. EF Breaks then books the extended time into the plane ticket. Check out the EF College Break website at www. efcollegebreak.com or get in contact with Krystal Palos at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in booking a trip, use the Campus Manager Discount Code: PALOS9275 to save $50.
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students face gloomy job market
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In light of today’s economy, do you plan on going to graduate school?
“I was originally planning on going to grad school, but I decided I wanted to pay off my loans and start my life.” Lizzy Biermann
Music Performance Major
“I am tired of school and even though the economy sucks, I have nothing to lose. No grad school for me, I need a change of pace.” Abby Gonka
International Relations Major Religious Studies Minor
Editorial Staff The Bureau of Statistics and Labor has only been keeping hiring rate statistics since 2000. However, that provides little comfort to students who hear that the current national hiring rate, 2.9 percent, is an all-time low. In the current recession, finding a job after graduation is one of the foremost topics on student’s minds. Incoming Director of Career Services Debra Weber has already begun to see the impact of hard economic times. “I haven’t seen students become distressed,” she said. “But, [the job market] is going to be very slow. It’s going to be very competitive.” Weber estimated that recent graduates will likely spend at least six to 12 months looking for a job in the current economic downturn, compared to three to six months in a stronger economy. “There’s still jobs out there,” she said, “they’re just harder to find.” Most graduates, regardless of major, will likely be in the same boat. “There’s no recession proof job,” said Weber. Some sectors are faring better than others, however. Many small companies, while not hiring, have been holding steady and avoiding job cuts. The aerospace and defense, healthcare,
Exercize Science Major
“Not going to grad school, taking a year off, but the economy has nothing to do with it. I am not sure which to go in, criminal justice or forensic science.” Shannon Rokosik
Chemistry Major Forensic Science Emphasis
Another option for students is volunteer work. “It doesn’t matter if you’re paid or not paid for the work you do,” said Weber, “so long as you’re building the skill sets.”
Weber is hoping to help students meet hard economic times head on at Carroll. “I don’t want to discourage [students],” she said. “I want people to be proactive. Weber also emphasized the need for preparation. “[Students] need to start now,” she said. “That’s the best advice I can tell anyone right now.”
Liz Ramus and Caitlin Schmitt
Editorial Staff and Staff Writer Stephen Kuhn, the new Vice President for Institutional Advancement joined Carroll University on Feb. 16. Kuhn is challenged not only to grow Carroll’s donations but to do so when donors are uncertain about giving in the recession. During difficult economic times, alumni and foundations are more frugal with their money, but Kuhn stressed that “this is the time to maintain relationships and to build new relationships.” Therefore, alumni and corporations who are able to give money will be generous despite the economy. “It’s going to be challenging for the next
several months but we will work at it,” said Kuhn. “Participation from alumni is paramount. It shows they are connected to the university.” One way to capitalize on those relationships is constantly thanking donors and alumni for their past gifts. Kuhn also intends to increase alumni participation in the annual fund and expand the prospect base of alumni, so when the time comes to ask alumni for gifts they are prepared and willing to give monetary donations to the university. Kuhn joins Carroll after spending ten and a half years at Dominican University in River Forest Illinois completing two comprehensive capital campaigns. He spent previous tenures at both Marquette University and Xavier University
financial panel visited carroll and discussed state of economy Luke Bennewitz & Matt Hoffman
Staff Writer and Editorial Staff
“I lost money in the market which might make me have to take out a loan, but I am still going to grad school.”
green energy, and accounting industries have weathered the current economic storm better than many other industries, according to Weber. On Thursday, Feb. 19, Marquette University held the Workforce Job Fair, featuring a presentation by Phil Gardner of the University of Michigan. Gardner addressed possible advantages held by recent graduates willing to work at lower wages. Such advantages, he said, are a myth. Employers will likely view the job applicants as one pool, pitting recent graduates against seasoned veterans. However, a bad economy doesn’t spell certain doom for young workers. “There are things that students can do to make themselves more marketable,” said Weber. Students’ best bet is to secure an internship, said Weber. “I recommend that they find one right now.” Internships can help students network with others in their field, gain valuable experience, or, in some cases, even lead directly to a job offer.
Stephen kuhn brings experience to Carroll’s advancement office
The worsening economy has been the number one political issue on the American’s minds. Carroll University students are wondering how it will affect them. They had a chance to learn about the intricacies of the current economic plight from a panel of financial experts on Feb. 13 at the Campus Center Ballroom. The Current Financial Crisis: A Conversation of Prevailing Issues and Our Financial Future was hosted by the Division of Professional and Graduate Studies. The discussion panel consisted of three noted financial experts; Scott Buchta, the Head of Investment Strategy at Guggenheim Capital Markets and a Carroll alumni, Ken Cyree, Dean of the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration, and Breck Robinson, an associate professor from the University of Delaware’s School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. The panel spoke about the
causes of the current economic crisis, and what America can do to get out of it. However, they stressed that there is no perfect solution. “No one knows for sure,” said Buchta about economic solutions. “There is no pill we can take…it’s going to take time.” Panel members focused on the history behind the economic crisis centered on the Clinton Administration and the FERRA Act. Additionally, they gave the audience an introductory economics lecture, talking about the different forms of money and different cities going bankrupt. They also said that there is no immediate economic relief in sight. “It’s like a common cold,”
Guggenheim stated. “You may want to go outside in two hours, but it’s going to take
Stephen Kuhn explains plans for the advancement office. Photo by Tim Worms.
working on various capital campaigns, annual giving and other advancement programs. “One campaign was $25 million dollars and we raised $32 million and the other, completed last summer, was a $50 million dollar campaign and we raised just short of $54 million dollars,” he said, “so I think my background in advancement with annual and capital, planned giving, alumni and parent relations, and I’ve also public relations will serve me well here as we continue to build the program here and move it forward.” One project in the works prior to Kuhn’s arrival, is a renovation of Carroll’s science facilities; Maxon, Lowry and Rankin Halls. Senior staff is currently in process of evaluating the plans and laying the groundwork for a capital campaign. “The plan had been to take down Lowry and rebuild a new facility,” said Kuhn. According to Kuhn they are still in the planning process for the pending capital campaign and nothing has been decided yet. Original estimates placed the cost
of the renovations around $50 million. “I was sold on the opportunity to take advancement to a new level,” said Kuhn about coming to Carroll. “We have been doing good things in advancement over the years at Carroll, realizing we need to move forward. Doug has a vision for that and I thought we could be great partners,” said Kuhn. Renovation plans have been re-evaluated since December during discussion of possibly purchasing the Davidson Facility. If purchased, there is potential for the size of the Capital Campaign to be reduced since more room would be available on-campus for undergraduate programs. One area of improvement in the advancement office is increasing involvement across all areas of campus. Kuhn thinks it is “terribly important that everybody is involved in advancement.” Increasing relationships with existing faculty is one of the ways he will do this. “Since many faculty keep in touch with alumni, they are an important asset to advancement as they help alumni stay connected to Carroll,” said Kuhn. One of Kuhn’s main goals is to maximize the donations and endowment Carroll received from donors and alumni. “Every gift is important whether it is 10 dollars or one million dollars and Kuhn plans to make the money last for the next 10 to 15 years,” said Kuhn. Kuhn plans to do what he can to raise money to support the mission of the university and looks forward to being a part of Carroll’s wonderful history and impacting it through his role in advancement.
Carroll capitilizes on graduate Enrollment in difficult times Liz Ramus
Editorial Staff Dr. Breck Robinson (right), Dr. Ken Cyree (middle), Mr. Scott Buchta (left) engage students and faculty regarding the recession.
Photo courtosy of Carroll Public Relations Office.
time to get better.” Freshmen Jordan Reyes attended the event. When asked if the panel answered any of her questions she had about the current economic crisis, she said, “It did. I liked how they explained why it happened and how it will affect our future.” Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies Dr. Greg Kuhlemeyer brought in the speakers to provide answers about an economic situation many find confusing. “There’s a lot of miscommunication,” he said. “Some of the smartest people out there don’t know what to do.” He felt that the speakers were “spot on” with their assessments. “They’re advice is pretty simple.” Student Senate President
Mitch Morrison was very pleased with the turnout and the topics covered at the event. “I was surprised at the attendance, especially with community leaders representative Randy Radish and Bill Kramer in addition to other city representatives,” said Morrison. He said that discussing current issues in the news like the mortgage crisis helps students understand what is going on in addition to encouraging more discussion in the classroom. “I would like to see more programs of this magnitude that touch on current events and include community members… especially since we are living through this time in history,” added Morrison.
For the last 10 years Carroll has grown its graduate programs, but each program enrollment limit has stunted any true growth. Carroll is then left to come up with alternatives to capitalize on graduate enrollment during this academic slump. Carroll currently offers a Masters in Education, Masters of Education Learning and Teaching, Masters in Software Engineering and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Last year, the Faculty Assembly voted to approve the Masters of Science of Physician Assistant Studies program. At the Feb. 16 Faculty Assembly meeting, the faculty voted to add an MBA program to the graduate curriculum. “The heart of our mission is undergraduate, that is always our main focus and our source of pride and reputation,” Provost Dr. Joanne Passaro. “Undergraduate [enrollment]
will always be our anchor and our primary mission, but graduate programs can provide revenue to support the ongoing investment you need to maintain excellence, because as you all know, the number of eighteen year olds is going down. How are we going to get the revenue to not just stay the same but keep getting better? Keep being more current, and keep adding technology,” said Passaro. Carroll’s financial reliance on tuition
synergies with other programs on campus,” said Passaro. According to Passaro the enrollment rates for Carroll’s overall graduate population are based on each program’s graduate class size. In recent years Carroll has reached maximum class size and reliance on growth has shifted to adding new programs. “The enrollment for graduate programs has been going up but the issue now is capped programs.
has also impacted how the institution recruits students for fall 2009. “Graduate programs, as you know, fill a need and demand in our community and part of our job is to fulfill the educational needs of the community that aligns with our strengths, and that provides
We can only have so many physical therapy students… the idea is that until we start new programs, we can’t grow,” said Jim Wiseman, VP of Enrollment and Admission. According to Wiseman, recently added Masters of Science of Physician Assistant will begin
at a class of 20 and then as the program grows it will be capped at 40. The Doctorate in Physical Therapy is currently capped at 40 students per graduating class. The MBA program is projected to begin with 30 students by spring 2010, providing it begins in fall 2009. Passaro also said that there are conversations about possibly adding a master’s program specializing in cardiac rehab, a masters programs in fine arts, masters degree in counseling, and masters degree in writing. “Graduate programs improve the undergraduate experience. Look at physical therapy, those are our students, and they are coming here because of the graduate program, and if we are lucky enough to get a physician assistant [program], then it would be the same thing,” said Wiseman.
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“The state of
our economy calls for action: bold and swift”
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Feb. 17 Bill singed into law by President Barack Obama.
Feb. 19 Reporting begins for Federal Agency’s formula block grant awards.
Mar. 3 Reporting begins for Federal Agency’s use of funds. Performance plans are to be made publicly available.
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Where Does the Money Go?
Letter to editor
On your best day this month you will oversleep, miss class, and get a parking ticket. Good luck with the rest of the month.
Outlook hazy. Ask again later.
Dear Editor, I have attended this college long enough to be able to take things personally. I take it personally when there is an apparent miscommunication across all constituencies on campus. I don’t think it should take anyone longer than seventy-two hours to reply to an e-mail. I feel students should be given the same information if a respected staff, faculty, or administrator has decided to move on. I believe that students should be informed before they get locked out of their building that they need to pick up new keys. I take it personally when things change too much and too fast. I thought Pioneer Hall wasn’t supposed to be the most expensive place to live on campus? The price only went up $250, even with all the set-backs this year. I take it personally when I don’t understand why Carroll doesn’t take the necessary steps to keep some of the best faculty at Carroll. I admit I don’t understand the tenure process, but the thought of losing my
favorite professor because of a technicality is a bit disheartening. I take it personally when Carroll believes it is more important for someone to have two letters in front of their name (Dr.) than years devoted to students and a heart that loves Carroll. Broman. Bruno. Cloeter. Does anyone see a pattern? I am impressed that all of my past professors are always the first to say ‘hello.’ I wish that some staff and safety officers would follow their lead. I am impressed that most faculty, who are understanding and personable, make my empty wallet 100% worth it. I am impressed by students who get involved; who care enough about Carroll to make a difference, take the lead, and educate themselves outside the classroom regardless of a resume. Carroll is worth it because of faculty and committed student organizations, and I am proud to take that personally. Sincerely frustrated, S. Sammy
Pyro at Pio
You know that voice in your head? Not that cricket fellow. That other voice... Don’t listen to it.
Matt Hoffman Editorial Staff
Feeling lucky? Well you’re not. You will wake up from a loud annoying sound and get very, very cold. Oh wait, that was last month at PIO.
New words are fun to learn, but not that word. Just go sit in the corner, mister.
Congratulations. You have won the ability to fly. Void if attempted.
Rwarrr release that lion… or kitten. Mew! It will open opportunities and cans of tuna.
Travel is close in your future. Too bad you get carsick so easily. That scratching sound you hear everywhere is actually the world's smallest violin. Suck it up.
Math will be hilarious so laugh it up.
Q: Can you name the proferssor featured as a student in The New Perspective, 1974?
A: Dave Block.
Sorry about the bug bite. At least you won't get super powers and have to save the world.
Confusing campus politics
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According to a document titled “Governance at Carroll College,” “The GPS Faculty is the body of the college which takes primary action with respect to the educational program of the Graduate and Professional School.” This rule was instrumental in approving the Public Health major and MBA at the Faculty Assembly Meeting on Feb. 9. So what does all that mean? Before the meeting, my only definition of GPS related to Tom-Toms and Garmins. Turns out that at Carroll, GPS stands for Graduate and Professional School. The term stems from a 2002 decision by then-president Frank Falcone to split Carroll into two schools, GPS and the Liberal Arts School, or LAS. The same rule that allowed only GPS faculty to vote on the Public Health and MBA proposals applies to LAS. If a proposal were to fall under the jursidiction of LAS, then only LAS faculty would vote for it. Speaking of jurisdiction, what are the boundaries between GPS and LAS? They aren’t in “Governance at Carroll College.” A search of the Carroll website revealed nothing. Faculty President and history professor Charles Byler was able to recall certain areas of each. For example, Education, Health Sciences, and Business are all in GPS, while LAS consists of mostly liberal arts programs. Confusion also reigned at the Assembly meeting. First, Byler had to clarify that only GPS faculty were allowed to vote. However, faculty members were still unsure about their voting elgibility until Dean of Health Science Dr. Jane Hopp clarified that Health Sciences faculty members were part of GPS. While confusion no doubt hinders the process, there is a more basic problem with the current system. A decision as large as the addition of a new major affects the whole school. Why is only one part of the school voting on it? Thankfully the Faculty Executive Committee has made changing the governance of Faculty Assembly Meetings a priority, according to Byler. Hopefully they will make the process a little easier for all to understand, and give Carroll faculty members one voice and and a chance to use it.
Relax, this Carroll rapper will be back for more Emily Thungkaew Editorial Staff
Rap is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Carroll University. The musical talent pool usually exists within the walls of Shattuck or Otteson Theatre, and seen in concerts, recitals, and musicals. Scott Teigland, a freshman Business Administration major, brings a different kind of musical talent to Carroll, in the form of rapping. Teigland, who made his debut performance in December’s “Carroll’s Got Talent,” discovered his ability to rap at a young age. Starting by rapping to classmates on the back of his school bus, he identified himself as Skittlez, a name that Teigland explained “just kind of stuck.” The Racine, Wisconsin native doesn’t shy away from comparisons to popular white rapper Eminem, pointing out that they both write their own music. But is quick to point out the drastically different backgrounds the two came from, and the fact that Eminem is “a lot angrier than I am.” In the song “Hotel Room,” Skittlez raps, “I don’t pay with money, I pay with ho’s.” In person Teigland explains that he is not a “womanizer” and doesn’t
Freshman Scott Teigland, AKA Yaboy Big Skittlez, hopes to become a prominent midwest rapper.
Photo by Tim Worms.
want to be known for believing everything he puts in his lyrics.
Film festival gives global perspective Lyla Goerl Staff Writer
The medium of film allows for a unique look into aspects of life that the viewers might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience. With this in mind, the Fourth Annual Waukesha United Nations Association Film Festival seeks to provide both Carroll students and the public alike an opportunity to experience something new. This year, the festival’s theme is “Blue Planet Green Planet.” The Waukesha committee has chosen 18 of the 41 different films to present, all of which deal with the numerous problems we have on our “Blue Planet” and the awareness and solutions that will lead us to becoming a “Green Planet.” The films selected by the committee deal with a variety of social issues, including the environment, human rights, military and political conflicts, and other cultural subjects. The Waukesha festival owes its development to Ruth Van Haitsma, a local peace activist for over 50 years, and the wife of retired Carroll English Professor and fellow activist Glen Van Haitsma. After discovering the existing festival, Haitsma, a member of the United Nations Association, was inspired to bring it to the area. “Originally,” explained Haitsma, “[the] University of Wisconsin Whitewater and different high schools tried becoming involved with the UNAFF. However, high schools are controversial, because adults want to make
sure that the films are okay for the students to see.” Currently, Carroll faculty member Dr. Deidre Keenan and staff member Jon Canny hold positions of committee cochairs. Though she no longer manages the Waukesha Festival, as she did the first two years, Haitsma still holds a position on the committee. As with any event, the Waukesha UNAFF is not without its share of struggles. Per the Carroll environment, there have been numerous discussions in finding the optimal day and time to hold the event, at a time that would allow accessibility to the community and to the students as well. Ultimately, due to Carroll’s class scheduling system, the committee decided that a Wednesday would be the optimal day. One of the most unique struggles the festival has faced at Carroll is its location. “At first, there wasn’t really any good place to hold it. We were first using the Oak Room [in the basement of New Hall], and it was so low that you could not see the subtitles because the classes were so full,” explained Haitsma. This year’s festival will be held in the Shattuck Music center on Wednesday, March 18th. A varity of films will be shown in both the Shattuck Recital Hall and room B-25 between 9a.m. and 11p.m. ranging from both humanitarian topics (Children in No Mans Land, 10:45 a.m. B-25) and those regarding energy consumption (Kilowatt Ours, 5:15 p.m. Recital Hall).
Similar to the lyrics in “Back For More,” Skittlez piles people
into his Lamborghini. When Skittlez is currently working questioned on the legitimacy of on material for a full album that line, he said, “No, but I do that he plans to add to the three have a 03’ Mazda Protegé, so I songs he already has on his demo guess that’s kinda close.” album. His most popular song, Teigland “Back for More,” finds his “Sometimes, I’ll as well as his other beats online two songs, “Hotel and finds just sit in my dorm Room” featuring inspiration Monster, and in the quiet. room where it’s “Gorilla Drums,” “Sometimes, totally quiet and were all produced I’ll just sit by Balow. in my dorm listen to a beat for a In the future, room where half an hour. Then Teigland wants to it’s totally stay close to home quiet and I start to hear my and open up a listen to a business flipping beat for a own words in it.” houses, keeping half an hour. his rapping --Scott Teigland local to an area Then I start to hear my he considers own words in it.” He then underrepresented. The only two brings his lyrics to his friend major names from this area are and producer Bobby Balow’s Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West, recording studio, where it’s both from Chicago. mixed and produced. The next time Yaboy Big Balow and Tiegland were Skittlez will perform will be on introduced through a mutual March 3, at 9:30 p.m. in the friend, and a backup performer P.I.T, and also on April 17 in a of Teigland’s, Matt Oclaire, who Spring Fling performance. performed with Tiegland in His CD’s are on sale, and Carroll’s Got Talent. sold for $3 each. Skittlez’ Junior Kathleen Walsh and producer, Bobby Balow can Skittlez fan attended his debut be found at www.myspace. performance in December com/raytownproductions, and . “[He’s] really different and Skittlez can be found at www. diverse, which is needed at myspace.com/yaboyskittlez. Carroll.”
Peter Flanary exhibits artwork
Harry Potter club casts spell on campus characters, as well as the wellknown main characters within Editorial Staff each book. Junior and vice If you’ve seen a little bit of a president, Nicole Listerfelt, magical tinge in the air of Carroll said, “It takes you to a different University as of late it could be world with a great plotline and the beginning effects of the soon interesting characters that you get to be Harry Potter Club. really attached to. It’s impossible This club found its origin in to put the books down.” the hallways of one of the dorms Though Harry Potter is the on campus when the founder, basis for the beginning of the freshman Amy Williams, was club, the purpose is dual as the discussing the famous books organization was also created with her roommate. to bring people together in What began as a quirky a comfortable environment. idea soon became the basis of an “They’re all outgoing and fun. organization available to “anyone We always have a good time and even remotely interested in Harry laugh a lot,” said Listerfelt. Potter” according to Williams. Autumn Ensley, a member Several other die-hard fans of the Harry Potter Club said, that make up the executive board “You [can] make friends even if soon joined Williams. you’ve never read the books.” The Harry Potter Club has Though the organization six members thus far and a decent is still in a fledgling state, the amount of interested perspective executive board is already members. Though not officially thinking of possible activities for a recognized organization, the coming years. In the works for group still does meets every next year is a “quidditch” soccer Monday night at eight o’clock in tournament as well as a dance put McAllister 108. They’re currently together in coalition with Anime in the process Club, another of becoming “They’re all prominent a recognized organization student org. outgoing and fun. on campus. At these T h e weekly meetings We always have a executive the members good time and laugh board desires play trivia to make games, watch a lot.” the Harry movies (they --Nicole Listerfelt Potter club a have watched well-known the “Sorcerer and the Stone” organization on campus that is thus far) and hold discussions of highly involved in student life. J.K. Rowling’s works as well as Come check out the soonoutside resources written about to-be Harry Potter club at the series itself. In particular, 8p.m. on Monday nights to see the organization will discuss for yourself what this “magical the symbolism, mythological experience” is all about!
Local sculptor Peter Flanary prepares his exhibit in Rowe Art Gallery. His work will be on display until March 23 when Flanary will speak on public art at 10:30am in room 204 of the Humphrey Art Center. Photo by Tim Worms.
Carroll Players to put on second 24-hour show Dustin Zick
Editorial Staff Performing a play isn’t easy. Between creating the set, setting the lights, and learning lines, there’s a lot to be done. Putting on a play 24-hours after casting it is nothing short of a miracle. Yet, a miracle is what the Carroll Players seek to perform with their second annual 24-hour play. The concept is simple. Any student who wishes to be involved shows up Feb. 27 at 7p.m. for auditions. Twentyfour hours later, everybody has contributed either on stage or behind it to the final production
FRIDAY 7-7:15pm - Auditions
done in roughly the first fifteen minutes. “As a director you have
7-8am Lights and Sound 5-7am - Tech day begins, Run Show
8am-noon - Bios, Photos, Run Lines
4-5am - Nap
noon-1pm - Lunch
2-4am - Costumes, Sound, Lights, Set
1-2pm - Actor Breakdown
SATURDAY Midnight-2am - Run Show Twice 7:15-8pm - Full Read Through 8pm-Midnight Block Show of the play. This year, Senior Brittany Cherry is directing. Until the time of auditions, Cherry is the only one who knows the play to be directed, which she would only identify as a one act comedy. You can’t have a play until the parts are cast, which in the case of a 24-hour play is
Senior Rayen Singletary had an acting role in last year’s
them read from the script, but only for a few lines, ten to fifteen minutes later, you’ve casted the entire performance,” explained Cherry. “Everybody is involved,” added Cherry. “If they’re not acting, they help with props, lighting, even set design.”
2-4pm - General Rehearsal, Training 4:30-5:30pm - Dinner 5:30-6:15pm - Run Show
getting into.” The very nature of the idea means that it will have its problems. Senior non-traditional student Tim Curtis, who directed last year’s show, explained “things are going to go wrong… last year had its technical issues, there were some dropped lines.” However, Curtis views success in terms of reaching the end “by the very nature of the thing, the goal is to get to the end of the play, so long as you get to the end, you’ve succeeded.” Last year, as a member of Carroll Players, Curtis brought the idea to the organization as a fundraiser. Having directed several 24-hour shows in the past, Curtis was the ideal candidate to fill the directing role for the inaugural performance. The 24-hour show is an entirely student-run production, and a great opportunity for nontheatre students to get involved. Auditions are held in Otteson Theatre at 7p.m. on Feb. 27, and the performance is held on the 28 at 7p.m., tickets are $5/ person.
6:15-6:45pm Costumes, Make-up performance which she explained was “extremely hectic, it really tested your acting skills.” She went on to explain “this year I think it’s going to be so much better. People know what they’re
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Fringe is on hiatus until April. Which means you've got a solid month to catch up on Fox's newest, and most daring series yet. Think of it as X-Files meets House. While leaning heavily on science-ﬁction elements, it still grounds most of it in science. (albeit "fringe" science, hence the title). That adds up for a wealth of creative plot devices that only add to the already substantial enjoyment of the absurdly quirky Dr. Walter Bishop. Incredibad by The Lonely Island Starting with the oft-played “Lazy Sunday,” The Lonely Island have provided a stable of hits for Saturday Night Live. Followed up by the arguably more famous “Dick in a Box” and more recently “Jizz in my Pants” and “I’m on the Boat,” the group - which includes SNL writers and actors Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg – makes their CD debut with Incredibad. The CD includes all the aforementioned songs, including a few other gems. Check out “We Like Sports.”
Halo Wars (Xbox360) Command and Conquer meets Halo is the easiest way to describe Halo Wars. Designed speciﬁcally with the Xbox 360 in mind, the real-timestrategy game features simple-tounderstand controls that eliminate most of the problems that plague RTS console games. That, coupled with a well designed campaign that expands on the ever famous Halo universe, and a multiplayer mode that is worth hours of fun, add up to an extremely enjoyable off-shoot of the popular franchise.
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Women’s basketball ends youthful Men’s tennis swings 2008-2009 campaign at St. Norbert into early season action Justin Koepsell Editorial Staff
The women’s basketball team entered this season very young. Not only did they lose All-American guard Crystal Hoewisch but they also lost All-Conference forward Kim Wickert. “Expectations for us were near .500,” said head coach Kris Jacobsen. “We had a new style of offense and defense and that got us off to a good start.” The Lady Pioneers upset #11 University of Chicago early in the year and were undefeated in conference going into Christmas. “The injury to (Lindsey) Seewald hurt us,” said Jacobsen. “We lost a scorer, leader, defender and point guard. We spent a lot of time coming up with a new identity.” Seewald was injured in the Jan. 13 game at Ripon. She was averaging 19.9 points per game at the time and Jacobsen said she was a contender for conference player of the year honors. The Lady Pios traveled to Lake Forest on Feb. 5. Their first meeting of they year was closely contested with Carroll winning 83-79 and this one was no different. Lake Forest got two free throws with thirty seconds left to top Carroll 82-81. The next day Carroll had to face a second team who
was fighting for a conference tournament spot as they traveled to Illinois College. Freshman Karen Hoewisch scored 22 points for the Lady Pios in a 7975 loss to the Lady Blues. Carroll geared up for their third road game in a row when they took on the Lady Buccaneers in Beloit. Beloit showed why they are one of the top teams in the conference with a 75-56 win over Carroll. A bright spot in the game was Marissa Haug breaking the school record by making seven three-pointers in the game. The Lady Pios entered the last week of the season knowing they would need two wins against two of the toughest teams in the league in order to have a chance at a Midwest Conference Tournament berth. The first game was senior day against Ripon. The only two seniors on the team Marin and Cailin Tuchscherer were honored before the game. Ripon came out swinging showing why they are one of the top three teams in the conference. They were able to leave Waukesha with an 8767 win. In their final game the Lady Pios matched-up against regular season conference champion St. Norbert. Carroll battled all game including holding the lead for most of the first half but the Green Knights came away with a 77-73 victory.
Carroll ended the season with 13-10 record overall and an 8-8 record in conference play. “We were a young team and that showed in close games,” said Coach Jacobsen. The Lady Pios lost two games decided by singleS point this season. “I’m very optimistic for next year,” said Coach Jacobsen. “This was a difficult year but I think we will look back at it and think it was worth it.”
Marissa Haug shoots a free throw against Ripon College.
Photo by Jessica Williams.
Arthur W. Thomas Staff Writer
Looking to build off its first winning season in 15 years the Carroll University Men’s Tennis team returns to the courts with plenty of senior leadership, depth, and contributions from underclassmen. Second-year head coach Craig Mours, a Carroll alum, will look to his seniors, Mike Wajda, John Krewer and Adam Knoelke, for leadership. “This year we have three seniors and all of them are playing in the top six unlike last year,” said Mours. Mours feels that the team’s true strength lies in its depth. The team’s roster also has three sophomores and three freshmen. The depth is a continuation of a strength the Pioneers had last year as they return all but one player. The top six are all very solid too. “One through six, anyone could beat anyone,” said Mours. No. 1 singles and doubles player Matt Ware is the lone Pio not returnig from last year’s squad. Mours said he has a lingering injury from last season and will keep Ware out all year. On Feb. 14, the team got its season started with a pair of home dual meets against the Dubuque and Elmhurst. The Pioneers took the match against the Dubuque six to three.
They swept the doubles matches and split singles three to three. Wins in singles came from Pamperin at No. 2, Silseth at No. 3, and Shea O’Rorke at No. 6. The afternoon session did not go as well as the Pioneers lost six to two to Elmhurst. Victories came from Silseth at No. 3 and the No. 2 doubles duo of Pamperin and Krewer. Mours said that the loss helped to show the team where it can improve and what work needed to be done. He said, “I don’t mind that loss early on as long as we are playing tough and find out where we need to improve.” The next week the Pioneers dropped two matches at the University of Wisconsin. In the first match against the Central Region’s ninth ranked team UW-Whitewarer the Pioneers lost 8-1. The only win came in No. 2 doubles with Pamperin and Krewer picked up their third win of the year. In the second match of the day Carroll fell to Carleton, the eight ranked team in the Central Region. Carroll only picked up one match win, once again the only win came from the Pamperin/Krewer duo. This season the Pios will have important home matches against Midwest Conference North Division foes St. Norbert on April 18 and Lawrence on April 25.
Baseball coming soon Track prepares for conference meet John Zdroik, Jr.
Staff Writer With a record of 10-21-1, the 2008 Pioneer baseball season was one that many fans and players would like to forget. This season, four of last year’s batting average leaders return as seniors Jimmy Marlin (.443 avg. during the 2008 season) and Chris Elliott (.371), and sophomores Justin Ahrens (.333) and Mike Karpinski (.328) step into the batter’s box. Two of last season’s pitching leaders return as well when righties junior Ryne Plager and sophomore Jason Pattengale take the mound with ERA’s of 6.88 and 8.24 respectively. Also returning defensively is Chris Elliot’s steady glove at first base. He had a .984 fielding percentage in 32 games for the Pios last season. Having lost five senior players from last season, the Pios look to seniors Chris Elliott (1B), Jimmy Marlin (INF/P), Andrew Sturtevant (3B/C) and Ryan Pattengale (P) for leadership. Another guide for leadership, Head Coach Jason Kosanke, is entering his third season as the Carroll skipper. The Pioneers’ season kicks off during a road trip in Ft. Myers, Fla. on Sat. Mar. 7 against Southern Vermont. “Our annual trip to Florida is a great experience for everyone,” said senior Jimmy Marlin. “For our players and coaches alike, when we are down in Florida we really become a team.” The Pios play seven more
games in Ft. Myers including a game on March 12 verses #25 in the nation Augustana. The Pioneers come back to Wisconsin to play at Beloit on Apr. 4 to open up the Midwest Conference North Division slate. The first home game for the Pioneers comes almost a month into the season as Carroll hosts Beloit on Apr. 5 for another doubleheader. The Pios hope to finish higher than third in the Midwest Conference North Division standings and gain a spot in the Midwest Conference Tournament on May 8 and 9 at the home of the North Division champion.
Jimmy Marlin looks to lead the Pioneers in the 2009 season. Photo courtosy of Sports Information
Marissa Troy Staff Writer
“One day at a time, one meet at a time.” That is what Coach Shaun Thielitz said about the future for the track team as they moved through the latter part of their season. The men’s indoor track team had many positives in the past three meets. At the Stevens Point Invitational, Josh Hurlebaus finished first in the 400 meter dash. This not only set a new school record, but more importantly gained a provisional berth into the 2009 National Championship meet. Based on this performance, Josh Hurlebaus was named one of the Midwest Performers of the Week. Others who placed well in this meet included Evan Konetzke who finished third in the triple jump and seventh in the long jump, Justin Troeller finishing fifth in the high jump and sixth in the 55 meter hurdles, and Josh Joost who finished tenth in the weight throw. Overall the men’s team finished fifth out of fifteen teams. After competing in the Stevens Point Invitational, they moved on to the Fighting Scot Invitational at Monmouth College, where the men met some tougher competition. Despite the competition, several men did finish at the top. Josh Hurlebaus finished first in
the 55 meter dash. Dona Lado had a big meet finishing second in the long jump and triple jump and fifth in the high jump. The 4X200 meter relay team won their event and the 4X400 meter relay team finished fourth. At the Eastbay Invitational in Stevens Point the men took seventh of 10 teams in a meet loaded with UW schools. Carroll took second among the private schools at the meet. Hightlights for the Pios were Josh Hurlebaus winning the 200 meter dash, Dona Lado taking second in the triple jump, and Justin Troeller taking sixth in the 400 meter dash. The mens team is looking to the future and to conference. According to Coach Thielitz, “Success is going to depend on confidence in ourselves, our teammates and our ability to relax.” The women represented Carroll well at the Stevens Point Invitational. Rebecca Granfenauer won first in the pole vault, while Megan O’Grady finished first in the 5000 meter run. Sarah Duchow also finished second in the 200 meter dash and seventh in the 400 meter dash. Amanda Fendryk had a strong performance with a ninth place finish in the weight throw, setting a new school record. Fendryk was also named one of the Midwest Performers of the Week. Overall the women finished sixth out of thirteen
teams. The next week the women competed in the Fighting Scot Invitational, this time finishing fourth out of eight teams. Top performers for this meet included Sarah Duchow, Lindsay Gruenke, Heidi Moelling, Melissa Roesch who were all part of a record breaking 4X200 relay team. Megan O’Grady finished comfortably in second place in the one-mile run. Rebecca Grafenauer broke the school record for pole vaulting and secured her spot in the NCAA Championship meet. Sarah Duchow also finished second in the 200 meter dash. She also landed conference track performer of the week award after record-breaking weekend in the Fighting Scot Invitational. In Stevens Point for the second time in three weeks, the women took fifth of seven teams in the Eastbay Invite beating conference rival St. Norbert. Sarah Duchow won the 200 meter dash breaking the school record. Megan O’Grady dominated the 3000 meter run lapping the entire field. Becca Grafenauer won the pole vault with a vault of 12 feet. After the recent meets, the men and women faced tougher competition and had their eyes open to their vast potential. The Midwest Conference Championship meet takes place at Monmouth College in Illinois on February 27 and 28.
Men’s hoops heads to conference tournament Justin Koepsell
Editorial Staff After their first matchup with St. Norbert the men’s basketball team battled injuries throughout the second half of the conference season. In the same game that John Hoch returned from an injury preseason All-American Wes Ladwig was injured and missed the remainder of the conference season. But the team received a big morale boost on Saturday when they had a rematch with St, Norbert. The Pioneers jumped on the Green Knights early getting a 3-0 lead on a Kyle Jones three and never trailed in a 64-51 win. “We can beat every team in the league,” said senior Nate Zimmerman. “We have just have to play our game.” Carroll suffered a loss in Ladwig’s unexpected departure from the line-up at Lake Forest on February 6. The Forester avenged an earlier season loss topping the Pioneers 58-55. The next day the Pioneers headed to Jacksonville, Illinois to play the Blueboys of Illinois College. John Hoch and senior Josh Gould hit their free throws down the stretch and secured a 74-70 win for the Pios. Carroll traveled to Beloit
for a midweek game against the Buccaneers. Beloit had one of their best games of the year as the Buccaneers were able to upset Carroll with an 86-78 win in double overtime. The loss for the Pioneers snapped an eight game winning streak over the Buccaneers. A week later Carroll had a final home game verses Ripon College. The young Red Hawks came out on fire with Shawn Karstern scoring 11 points in the first six minutes for Ripon. The Pioneers battled back and turned it into a back and forth game. The boys in orange and blue came away with an 87-82 win. Carroll finished up the year with a 13-8 record overall. They went 11-5 in the Midwest Conference, good enough for fourth place in the ten team league. On Friday Carroll heads to Grinnell, Iowa where they are the third seed for the Midwest Conference Tournament. They take on the Lawrence Vikings who picked up the two seed for the tourney. “It’s a tough match-up,” said Zimmerman. “They are playing really well right now but we know we can play with them.” The Pioneers split with Lawrence this season. Carroll won the first meeting in Appleton
MEN’S BASKETBALL /STANDINGS
Overall: 16-7 Conference:12 12-4 (3rd) UPCOMING GAMES
Feb. 27-28 Midwest Conference Tournament @ Grinnell
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL /STANDINGS
Overall: 13-10 Conference: 8-8 (7th)
SOFTBALL UPCOMING GAMES Senior Josh Gould guards Alex Schobert in a game against Knox College.
88-64. The second game was a reversal of the previous outcome as the Vikings won 94-67 in Waukesha. The tourney tips off at 5:00pm when Carroll takes on Lawrence. The second semifinal tips off at 7:00pm when four seed St. Norbert takes on one seed and tournament hosts Grinnell. The finals are on Saturday at
Photo by Jeff Lin.
Grinnell at 3:00pm. Carroll beat Grinnell both times they played this year and St. Norbert split the series with the Pios this season. If Carroll wins the Midwest Conference Tournament they will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The brackets will be announced on Monday, March 2 and the tournament will start on Thursday, March 5.
Swim shatters records at Grinnell Softball Jessica Uriniuk preview Staff Writer
The Carroll women’s and momen’s swim teams completed their season with respectable showings at the MWC Championship in Grinnell, Iowa last weekend. Both the women’s and men’s teams set new record times and placed higher than in recent years. On the women’s side, the Lady Pioneers earned a fourth place finish among the 10 teams at the MWC Championship and broke ten school records. The hosts, Grinnell College, took the championship. Some notable first-time performers were freshman Danielle Grzywa and Jamie Larsen. Grzywa placed first and took the school record in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke plus getting the school record in the 500-yard freestyle. Larsen placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke and third in the 100-yard breaststroke stealing the school record in both. Sophomore Jordan Barclay took the winner’s stand, posting career bests and school records in the 200 and 400-yard individual medleys.
The women’s relay teams also broke school records. The team of Grzywa, Larsen, Barclay and Kim Jansen broke the school record in the 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. The team of Grzywa, Larsen, Barclay and Kay Schultz captured the school record in 200-yard medley relay. Men’s and Women’s Head Coach, Joanne Brandtjen priased the team, explaining that “even though they’re young, they’re experienced swimmers; they handled the pressure with no problems.” When asked how she felt the women’s team performed in comparison to previous years Coach Brandtjen said “they exceeded my expectations. I knew they were going to do well but they went faster, broke more records, and placed higher than I thought they would.” The men’s showing at the MWC Championship, won by Grinnell College, was also quite impressive. The men’s swim and dive team took home sixth place and junior Brenden Brunner broke Carroll’s previous record in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Brunner also placed sixth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:01.84.
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Sophomore Warren Anderson earned a top 10 individual event finish when he took seventh place in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 57.22. In comparison to last year, the men’s swim and dive team was much smaller which may have posed a few challenges but overall, they had a successful performance and really came together to support each other. Coach Brandtjen commented on the strong relationships between team members and mentioned that having lost a big senior class last year contributed to the smaller size. Brandtjen is hopeful that next year will bring in a larger younger class to fill in that void. Arthur Thomas, diver for the men’s swim team, felt that “everyone gave it their all, and really put their hearts into it.” The team’s performances have provided stepping stones for next year and will prove to only better the team. As Coach Brandtjen said, “next year I think the team is going to perform even better than this year. They will have strong leadership from these talented, rising underclassmen.”
Women took 4th and men took 6th at the Midwest Conference Championship Meet in Grinnell, Iowa.
Photo courtosy of Sports Information.
Stefanie West Staff Writer
While it might seem as if winter will never end, you can count on the Lady Pioneers softball team to make sure spring has sprung with their first game less than two weeks away. The team ended the season last year barely missing a spot in the Midwest Conference Tournament. They were the team that had surprisingly earned the respect of the entire conference after being picked to finish in last place in the Midwest Conference North Division. This season they intend to hold onto that respect, and earn a ticket to the conference tournament. “We’re at a point right now where we have all the tools to finally come together,” said head coach Eva Klamann. “We have high expectations coming from our team and our coaches.” With three returning players that received all-conference awards last year and the second best pitching duo in the conference made up of Kelsey Deakins and Lorin Kelly, the Lady Pios hope to contend for the North Division crown. Outfielder Jackie Messler was selected for first-team allconference, while Deakins and outfielder Nicole Rieth received second-team conference honors. In addition to the number of talented returning players, Carroll is also adding talent from the freshman class. These new players are being added to all areas of the softball field, with the addition of eight talented young women. The season starts March 8 in Fort Myers, Florida with a game against Rensselaer Polytechnic and another against Dominican. Their first home game is a Midwest Conference North Division double header against Ripon College on April 4.
Mar. 8Rensselaer Polytechnic (NY) @ Ft. Myers, FL 9AM Mar. 8 Dominican (IL) @ Ft. Myers, FL 1PM Mar. 9 Curry (MA) @ Ft. Myers, FL 1PM Mar. 9 Ohio Wesleyan @ Ft. Myers, FL 3PM Mar. 10 St. Joseph’s (ME) @ Ft. Myers, FL 9AM Mar. 10 Wheaton (MA) @ Ft. Myers, FL 11AM Mar. 12 Olivet (MI) @ Ft. Myers, FL 9AM Mar. 12 Drew (NJ) @ Ft. Myers, FL 11AM Mar. 13 Worcester Polytechnic (MA) @ Ft. Myers, FL 9AM Mar. 13 Rockford (IL) @ Ft. Myers, FL 11AM
BASEBALL UPCOMING GAMES
Mar. 7 Southern Vermont @ Ft. Myers, FL 6PM Mar. 8 Dominican (IL) @ Ft. Myers, FL 1PM & 4PM Mar. 10 Finlandia (MI) @ Ft. Myers, FL 11AM & 2PM Mar. 12 Augustana (IL) @ Ft. Myers, FL 2PM Mar. 13 Eastern Nazarene (MA) @ Ft. Myers, FL 9AM & Noon
INDOOR TRACK UPCOMING MEETS
Feb. 27-28 Midwest Conference Championship @ Monmouth
MEN’S TENNIS /STANDINGS
Overall: 1-3 UPCOMING MEETS
Feb. 28 vs. Lakeland (WI)
@ Moorland Park 10AM
Mar. 7 vs. Marian (WI) @ West Bend 3:30PM Mar. 7 vs. Concordia (WI) @ West Bend 6PM
SPORTS FACTOID On Feb. 1, 1986 the women’s basketball team shot 61.3% from the ﬁeld to beat UW-Green Bay 70-53. UW-Green Bay went 21-9 that year including two wins over Marquette.