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Carroll University

Vol. 33 Issue 4

October 23, 2009 Carroll’s new look was unveiled on Oct. 9. As a followup to our previous article, The New Perspective is offering a sneak peak of the upcoming changes.



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Victory Bell Pavilion Campus gateways Cross campus pathway Parking structure New library additions (shown left) Campus Center addition New science facility Second Pioneer Hall (Pioneer Village) $100,000 Main Hall Lawn water feature Addition of the North Quad

Spiritual Life Advisory Board and the future of spiritual life at Carroll Caitlin Schmitt Staff Writer

The Spiritual Life Advisory Board, the new committee emerging from the former Spiritual Life Task Force, will be continuing the process of making spiritual life more present on campus. The Spiritual Life Task Force, which met once in March, recommended that there be an ongoing Spiritual Life committee. President Doug Hastad took this recommendation seriously and appointed members to create the new advisory board. The Spiritual Life Advisory Board consists of 22 to 25 members made up of faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. Among its members are co-chairs Dr. Jim Grimshaw, assistant professor of religious studies and Associate Professor of History Dr. Kimberly Redding. Deborah Block, a Carroll alumna and pastor from Milwaukee and Carroll senior Katy Launius is also on the Board. Carroll University’s Chaplain, Bill Humphreys, is an former officer of the Spiritual Life Advisory Board, which means he has a voice on the Advisory Board but cannot vote. “It is

more of a consultant position,” Humphreys said. Dean of Students Dr. Theresa Barry also holds an ex officer position. Though Carroll is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, one of the main goals in forming the Spiritual Life Advisory Board was diversity. Several religions and denominations are represented, including two Catholic priests, two Presbyterian ministers and one Jewish Rabbi from the community. “It’s a diverse group,” Humphreys said. “While this is a Christian institution, we need to include the world – not just Christians.” The Spiritual Life Advisory Board will affect some student programming, but the effects will mostly be on a voluntary basis. The Advisory Board is in the process of providing more “bible study time as well as impacting convocation programming,” according to Humphreys. Humphreys is also in the early stages of coordinating a mission trip over spring break. “We may do flood cleanup work in Iowa,” he said. Several student programs, such as Habitat for Humanity, Circle K, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the new organization, Agape, already embraced


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Chaplain Bill Humphrey’s holds a consultant position within The Spiritual Life Advisory Bard. Photo by Tim Worms.

spirituality and spiritual activities. Launius said the Advisory Board may suggest “more convocation points that have a religious tone to them and address issues of faith and spiritual life.” Launius said their first two

meetings were discussion based. “We reviewed the Chaplain’s job description and spiritual life opportunities on campus,” she said. Students should contact Humphreys, Dr. Jim Grimshaw, Theresa Barry or President Has-

tad if they have any questions or comments about the Spiritual Life Advisory Board or the role of spiritual life on campus. “The Advisory Board wants to be open for lots of input,” Humphreys said.

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THE NEW PERSPECTIVE Carroll University’s Student Newspaper Uniting the Carroll Community with a proud heritage of journalistic excellence

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Public safety reports John Harbeck

Special Contribution 10/6/09 Took a report of the theft of a vehicle license plate from lot 7.

10/11/09 Responded with Waukesha EMS to the Campus Center for a medical emergency at approximately 4:41 p.m.

10/7/09 Took a report of the theft of a bike from the bike rack outside of the Campus Center. Theft took place between noon on the 6th and 10:55 a.m. on the 7th.

10/11/09 Responded with Student Affairs to Kilgour for a possible drug law violation.

10/7/09 Took a report of a suspicious person seen in the area of lot 15. 10/8/09 Responded with Waukesha EMS to Maxon for a medical emergency at approximately 1:06 p.m. 10/10/09 One subject taken into custody by Waukesha Police for disorderly conduct in lot 9 during the Homecoming game. 10/11/09 Responded with Waukesha Fire to Charles House at approximately 2:30 a.m. for a fire alarm that was determined to have been caused by improper cooking.

10/14/09 Responded to a report of an intoxicated individual in New Hall at approximately midnight. One individual was cited by Waukesha Police for an alcohol violation. 10/14/09 Responded to lot 12 for a report of signs being knocked down at approximately 1:25 a.m. Two individuals were apprehended and turned over to Waukesha Police. 10/14/09 Responded with Waukesha EMS to a medical emergency in the Campus Center at approximately 6:22 p.m.

10/16/09 Took a report of the theft of a laptop that was left in the Second Cup area of the Library. Theft occurred between 9:30 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. 10/18/09 Responded to a report of an intoxicated individual in New Hall at approximately 1am. One individual was cited by Waukesha Police for an alcohol violation. 10/18/09 Assisted Waukesha Police with an apparent intoxicated driver near the intersection of College and Tenny at approximately 6:30 a.m. 10/18/09 Took a report of an injury at the Sneeden House at approximately 4:21 p.m. 10/18/09 Took a report of the theft of an ipod and charger from a vehicle that was parked in lot 15. Theft occurred between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the 18th.

Armed robberies within mile of campus Martin Pitzer

Staff Writer PioAlert is the new emergency notification system this semester, offering students and staff the opportunity to register their cell phone numbers for text message alerts in the event of safety threats to the campus community no matter where they are. Carroll University’s Public Safety, however, has not found a reason to use it as of yet. The campus area has seen its fair share of crimes since the Fall 2009 semester started. According to a Waukesha Police report and a message sent to students by Dean of Student Theresa Barry, a local 21-year-old woman was stabbed to death Sept. 5 by an ex-boyfriend on the intersection of Wood St. and S. West Ave. Several armed robberies have occurred near campus since that incident. On Sept. 9, an armed robbery occurred less than a mile from campus at Frame Park. However, given recent activities, on Thursday Oct. 8, police investigated a report of a robbery in which gang members, all wearing yellow and one bearing a shotgun, robbed a man in his apartment in the 100 block of S. Grand Ave shortly before 11 p.m. It is not certain what gang was involved and no arrests have been made in the case. According to Capt. Mark Stigler of the Waukesha Police Department the act did not occur to be random. This armed burglary is on the heels of a robbery at gunpoint 2 weeks ago of the Citgo gas station at 304 N. Grand Ave. where Waukesha police arrested a man responsible for the robbery; the man was released from prison just 17 days prior. Carroll University Director of Public Safety Michael Zens said Carroll’s security officers were on site Thursday evening with the Waukesha police to ensure safety of the residents. “We monitor the Waukesha police

The armed robbery on Oct. 8 ocurred on the 100 block of S. Grand Ave. Photo by Tim Worms.

via scanners and the Thursday night incident we responded to to keep the students safe and advising them to stay inside. After our night security supervisor Sgt. Donavan had talked to the Waukesha police commander, we felt it was not necessary to send a PioAlert because the suspects had fled the scene. Zens said, “If they (police) would have had information of where the suspects were, or in the campus area, we would have issued a Pio Alert; that’s what it’s there for”. As for security patrols of the campus, Zens said he considers anything owned by Carroll, campus property and it is patrolled. “The boundaries in which we patrol areas are best suited where our students and faculty gather and live depending on the daily activities,” said Zen. “The security dept. has no problem going further out to check on property that students live at by just letting the security dept aware.”

“Because of the recent activities in the area,” Zens said, “we have been taking extra steps to ensure the security on campus, being visible and letting people know we are paying attention.” For Zen, the students’ safety is paramount. Zens made it clear that by dialing 7300 from any campus phone would get students and staff in touch with the security team for any emergency as well as security escort services where they would be picked up and taken to where they need to go. For more information, refer to the Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act posted on the Carroll University web site for services and programs to improve safety on campus and to educate the community about security issues. If you have any questions or concerns please call Campus Safety at 262.524.7300 [Campus: x7300]


What the locals are doin’

Erik Endres

Liz Accola

Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff An outspoken Waukesha blogger attacked the Oconomowoc City Council after recognizing meaningless support for the Regional Midwest Rail System, which would link Madison and Milwaukee while passing through Oconomowoc. He called members of the council “boneheads” who would be spending money on a train that would not “stop in your little, tiny, one-horse, raccoon-frying, whistle-stop of a ‘city’… with a strip mall where a useful farm used to be.” –

Spring Valley, IL resident Dan Trent expressed interest in building a “Great Wall of Wisconsin” sometime in the future. The wall would be an intricately detailed replica of the Great Wall of China stretching along I-94. “The dream is to build the thing,” he said. “It’s a big project, but it’s not that big that it can’t be done.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Eastern Waukesha hears explosion

Waukeshalines families A crane hitwereSixteen power permanently evacuated from their Scott Street north of Spancrete’s west storapartment building after local found problems age lot, causing fiwith are chiefs large natural gasexploleaks. An investigation showed the sion but no power source ofoutage the problem toor be that the apartments were built Spring Valley, IL resident on a capped landfill and are injuries. The incident happened Dan Trent expressed interest now sinking. Th e owner, who in building a “Great Wall of previously investedwhen $600,000 on Monday, 19, Wisconsin” sometime in the Oct. to fix up the building, will The wall would be an now have it torn down by the afuture. crane operator accidentally intricately detailed replica of city. the Great Wall of China... – TMJ4 Milwaukee touched the wires and immediately backed off, police said.

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Changes at Clarke Hotel and Black Trumpet

Pewaukee votes to disband police department

Executive Chief Dean Schmitz is leaving the kitchen of the Black Trumpet Restaurant and room prices are dropping dramatically at the Clarke Hotel, owner Drew Vallozzi has said. Vallozzi said he has an entirely different vision for his boutique hotel. Its once highpriced restaurant will now feature, as of the 24th, affordable pasta dishes, thin-crust pizza and an expanded kids menu. For $9.95, it will offer a bottomless pasta bowl. An all-youcan-eat Friday fish fry is $13.99. Single-bedroom suites for noncommercial accounts have dropped in price from as much as $300 a night to $139.

The Common Council approved Oct. 19 to disband the Police Department and start contract negotiations with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department for police services. Facing a budget shortfall of about $2 million, coontracting with the Sheriff’s Department could save about $1 million. The shift is likely to spark a court battle, as twin petitions were signed by almost double required. One petition calls for a referendum on county law enforcement services contract. The second calls for a supermajority vote of five of the six council members for approval of a contract with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.

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NSF awards grants to Carroll chemists Amanda Carlsen

Staff Writer Carroll University has recently been awarded with a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project called “CPATH-1: Developing Computational Thinking Skills Across the Undergraduate Curriculum.” The CPATH project will help support computational sci-

ence and thinking, which is a way of solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behavior, drawing on concepts fundamental to computer science. “This grant is a curriculum development grant which is doing two things,” professor Christopher Kuster said. “The first thing it is doing is creating a new major and minor in computational science, which is

a cross-disciplinary major. The second part is that it will change the Bachelor of Science requirement.” Carroll will be able to see the changes affected by this project and grant fairly soon. The involved departments are currently working on compiling courses for next year for the possible Bachelor of Science changes. The major and minor, however, will not be available until 2011.

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Swipes for United Way ed by the United Way, therefore making the United Way an imStaff Writer portant part of the community,” said Frazier. “Without the UnitCarroll will sponsor United ed Way, the local organizations Way Day on Nov. 16 to encour- would struggle for funding.” According to Corcoran, the age student involvement with the beneficial community pro- money that is donated by stugram. Chartwells has agreed to dents and faculty goes directly take part in the event by allow- to United Way, and from there ing students to ‘donate’ a meal United Way will distribute the swipe, which Chartwells will money to specific organizations according to need. convert into cash donations. In addition to a monetary According to ITS Systems Administrator Ryan Corcoran, donation, students and on-camthe Carroll faculty has been do- pus organizations can also donating monetary amounts to nate their time to a United Way United Way during the month organizations. “Students and on-campus of November since 1999. However, this year it is going to be a organizations can go down to the volunteer center, which is a divilittle different. “We felt the easiest way to sion of the United Way, in order get students involved and to to volunteer to a specific orgamake it easier for them to donate nizations such as the Women’s was to use their meal plan,” said Center or the YMCA,” Corcoran Ashley Frazier, president of Stu- said. The branch is located on dent Senate. “I understand that 1717 Paramount Drive. Frazier added that by parwe all live on a college budget and donating even a couple of ticipating in this event, students can really feel like they are makdollars isn’t easy.” Carroll University has been ing a difference in helping out a strong advocate for the United the community. In some cases, Way due to their help and part- they may be feeding families or nership in the Waukesha com- prtecting them from domestic abuse. munity. “Many students have famThe United Way is a program that helps fund many ily or friends that directly rely nonprofit organizations here in on programs sponsored by the Waukesha. They help provide United Way, and due to these food and supplies to the Wom- personal connections we want en’s Center, La Casa, the Salva- to give students a chance to give back,” said Corcoran. tion Army and many others. For more information about The diverse organizations United Way offers funding for the United Way and the proare often more familiar United grams they fund, feel free to visit http://www.volunteerwaukesha. Way itself. “All of the local organiza- com/ or http://www.unitedwaytions here in Waukesha are fund-

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Alum spotlight: Julie Taggart launches successful travel agency Lyla Goerl

Editorial Staff Once a family counselor, and now following her dreams of owning her own travel agency, Julie Taggart is a successful and passionate Carroll alumnus. Born and raised in Green Bay, Taggart graduated from Southwest High School in 1975 and continued her education at Carroll. When she toured Carroll, it felt like a good fit. “I went to a camp at Madison for music, and I turned down a full ride scholarship to come to Carroll College,” said Taggart. Taggart started as a music major and had over twenty credits of classes in music. “I was overwhelmed and I seriously considered transferring to St. Norbert College. Thankfully, my mom called the Dean of Students, who helped me lower my credits down considerably,” she stated. At second semester, Taggart changed her major to Social Work. She still stayed active in the choir as often as possible. Aside from choir, Taggart also was a member of Carroll Players, and was in the musical Fiorello. Taggart also served as a senator on Student Senate,

served as an RA for a January term, was a member in the Social Work Club and was an active member in Alpha Kappa Delta, which is an International Sociology Honor Society; while being on on the Dean’s list seven out of eight semesters. Overall, a very extensive college resume. During her senior year, her field placement was at DePaul Rehabilitation Hospital in Milwaukee. Her work-study consisted of being the assistant sport information director for the men’s basketball team, where she wrote stories and press releases for the players’ hometown newspapers. After graduating from Carroll in 1979, Taggart moved to Racine where she was employed as a Family Counselor at the A-center. After a few years, Taggart realized her passion of traveling and landed a job at Cruise Commander in Racine as a travel agent, and eventually moved to Milwaukee with her husband and worked at the East Town Travel. Due to the high gas prices a few years ago, Taggart decided to work a few days at home. After doing this for a few months, she decided to spend more time at home because she was able to get a lot finished and had more

customers calling than ever before. After 13 years of working at the travel agency, Julie decided to start her own business. Her agency has been running for the past 14 months, and the business is booming even in the current economy. Taggart’s passion and dream for traveling has led her to parts of Europe including Russia and South America. Her agency also escorts groups to the Holy Land. “I love helping people travel. I gain more experience in it, and I love running my own business,” she said. Also, given the success of her business, Clia Cruise Line International gave Taggart the job as the Elite’s Cruise Counselor and Luxury Travel Specialist, which is the highest honor anyone has ever gotten. Taggart stated, “My advice to Carroll students is to find your passion. Find what you love. Find a way to make money out of it. But most of all enjoy your years at college. You won’t have these years again.” Taggart is just one of the many distinguished alumni at Carroll. For more information on alumni, or alumni services, please contact Alumni Services at 524-7239.

Iron Cupcake competition sweetens Milwaukee’s Third Ward Local blogger inspires national bake off Josh Cornelius Staff Writer

The famous Iron Cupcake Competition descended upon Milwaukee’s Irish Pub in the Historic Third Ward, Monday, Oct. 19, and added some sweetness to a blistery evening in Wisconsin. Cupcake chefs from the surrounding area tested their mettle in a contest to determine who could create the most interesting and visually appealing cupped desert. Sandy Ploy, the creator of Iron Cupcake and the “Milwaukee Cupcake Queen,” began holding these events over a year ago. The contest originated in Milwaukee and quickly spread to other locations including Chicago and San Francisco. According to Ploy, the most popular cupcake competition was the Booze Cupcake Challenge, with over 400 attendees. The Cupcake Queen expects a patronage of between 100-150 guests. The theme for this Iron Cupcake was plots or characters from a book. Each contestant was to design a cupcake based off of his or her favorite literary piece. Twenty contestants, the maximum allotted number of participants, were entered into this baking challenge of Herculean magnitude.  Books

such as Charlotte’s Web, The Joy of Sex and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs were all superbly represented with a look and taste that drew on the novels. It was a close vote prize winner (taking home a selection of baking supplies) was an ode to Charlotte’s Web. It was a combination of two cupcakes: One was a chocolate cupcakes with strawberry filling, chocolate frosting; the other, a white cake filled with cream cheese and topped with tutti-frutti frosting. The admission cost for Iron Cupcake was only $5, but admission to this unique gathering was not the only benefit. Those who attended the contest were allowed to sample the

cupcakes, vote on them based on looks and taste and were allowed a free beer and cheap food offered from the Irish Pub. One dollar from every ticket sold went to the Common Hope BooBoo Drive, which used the money to buy much needed supplies for children in Guatemala. Ploy appeared very pleased with the night’s event, except for the crowding; but even the crowding was a sign of increasing cupcake fandom.  The next challenge on Nov. 16 will be themed “Extreme Chocolate” as the bloggers are paired with new local businesses, including Indulgence Chocolatiers. Contestants are to pair up chocolate with the unexpected and the wait list is now forming. They will also be located at The Moct bar, located on 240 E Pittsburg Avenue. One dollar from every ticket will go to Gilda’s Club in Shorewood.

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Harry Potter Club: Hippogriffs, Unicorns and Werewolves! Oh my! Annemarie Bold

Staff Writer J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, created a world where wizards, witches and mythical creatures thrived. There has been a large fan base surrounding the popular series including students at Carroll University. The Harry Potter Club is an organization on campus where students can discuss the books, learn about the mythology behind the stories and meet with others who share a common passion. Thus far, the group has had exciting game nights and productive book discussions. Their most recent discussion consisted of creatures featured throughout the series; hippogriffs, unicorns and werewolves were just a few topics of the night. Fans of the saga may recognize these creatures and the roles they played. The exploration of the saga

has already attracted many Harry Potter fans. “I joined because I could meet other people who like Harry Potter as much as I do,” freshman Shaunna Iglow said. Aside from the on-campus meetings, the Harry Potter Club has plans to give back to the community. One of their goals is to volunteer to read books at elementary schools in the spring. They also will be sponsoring the book drive that Carroll University established in past years. The club has also decided to team up with Anime Club, another organization at Carroll, in order to organize a dance in February. “We are excited about all of our events because this is our first year being recognized as an actual organization,” president of the club Amy Williams stated. Members of the Harry Potter Club are excited about becoming more well known on campus and cannot wait to be more involved on campus.

Author Sorrel King speaks at Carroll

Photo copyright James Conway Photography. Used with permission.

King, who spoke in Shattuck on Oct. 13, and her husband Tony founded the Josie King Foundation after their daughter Josie died as a result of medical errors. The foundation supports patient safety programs that help with safety in health care. Photo by Tim Worms.

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‘Zombieland’ words for the wise

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Alumnus passes time before the big game by cheering on the homecoming parade on Oct. 10. The parade route changed due to a park activity at Cutler. Photo by Jeff Lin.

Stephen Thurgood Staff Writer

In a post-apocalyptical world where Mad Cow Disease did some real harm, zombies are running rampant. Welcome to Zombieland. The remaining humans are slowly diminishing in number and in an ironic twist of fate, a phobia-ridden nerd is one of the few remaining humans to have avoided being turned. Columbus (Jesse Eisenburg) is the unlikely hero of this tale, relying purely upon the rules he made to keep himself alive including “#3- Beware of Bathrooms” and “#31- Check the Back Seat”. He meets up with Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) who has turned the zombie infestation into a profession. Despite this unlikely partnership, Tallahassee and Columbus work well together even when they run into Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock, (Abigail Breslin). The relationships develop steadily as the film progresses and actually leaves the audience hoping that the guy does get the girl. Zombieland is an incredibly well written movie that is not just a simple zombie shootem-up. The comedy is subtly woven into narrative. The use of Columbus’ rules throughout the movie is a fantastic idea,

which will have the viewer remembering to “#2- The Double Tap”. In the same light as the British zombie-comedy Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland adds a bit more to the genre from the humorous ways in which the zombies are killed, to the simple little

pleasures that humans still pursue despite the hordes of mindless zombies that are trying to eat their flesh. Zombieland is the first major movie of the fall, and it more than delivers. A laugh out loud movie that easily receives FIVE zombie brains out of FIVE.







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Focusing on the play Lauren Schmitt

Staff Writer A concert reading of Tony Kushner’s Tony award-winning play Angels in America will be performed on Otteson Theatre’s Main Stage Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. During this concert reading, the actors will stay in one place and read a play instead of memorizing their lines and moving about the stage. Also, instead of focusing on the technical aspects of a play, such as costuming and technology, this reading will emphasize the verbal dynamics of a play. “A concert reading gives the audience the opportunity of just hearing good theater, which is all you need to do,” said director Rayen Singletary. Singletary decided to present Angels in America as a concert reading because at one point an angel has to crash through a roof and they didn’t have the technological capabilities

to perform that act. The play also requires a wide range of characters’ ages, which would be difficult to do with a group of similar-aged college students. Singletary said, “The play is ultimately about human struggle in an age of fear.” The play is set in the 1980s at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and focuses on the misunderstandings people have about the relationship between AIDS and homosexuality. Singletary’s favorite part of the pre-production process has been discovering character relationships. “There are business relationships and there are lover relationships between partners. There is also a relationship between people versus death and their relationship to the disease.” This dynamic and personal piece of theatre really is a fantastic way for Carroll students to connect with their audience. This performance is intended for mature audiences.

Students, community join abuse awareness Players embrace new experiences for spoke during Take Back the Annemarie Bold Cindy Campos Staff Writer

The Carroll Players embarked to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to see the Broadway Tour of Spring Awakening on Sunday, Oct. 11. Carroll Players would like to be known as an organization that does more than just put on quality productions in Otteson Theatre. “We are trying to get away from the misconception that Carroll Players just perform theatre,” Keith Smith, president of Carroll Players, said. “We also want people to know that we

support art and other types of theatre, such as the show Spring Awakening.” Spring Awakening, based on a banned book written by Frank Wedekind in 1891, tells the story of a society where parents try to oppress their children and force them to repress their sexual urges. Although the story does not take place in the present time, the themes discussed affect every generation. The Carroll Players were excited to be able to share this experience with students on campus because it was a way for everybody to support and appre-

ciate the arts. “I think it is important and much more open to everybody to try. Carroll is a liberal arts institution and this is a way to broaden your experiences,” said James Zager, professor of the theater program. Students are encouraged to participate in activities such as Spring Awakening because Carroll provides the means for students to go to these great events at a discounted rate. Carroll Players plans to include the campus in more artistic events, and shows throughout the year.

Night, expressed feelings of needed change and awareness The Women’s Center towards domestic and sexual collaborated with Carroll violence. University for the empowering “Sexual violence affects and inspiring Take Back the its victims, as well as family Night event Thursday, Sept. 24 and friends of the victims,” on Main Lawn. Wandschneider stated. “There The well-attended event are so many resources and brought awareness about sexual people that victims and survivors abuse and violence to the Carroll can go to for help. There also is community. a confidential over-the-phone Throughout the evening, counseling in Waukesha County representatives from the Women’s at 211.” Center, as well as survivors In association with Take of sexual violence, spoke out Back the Night, a special meeting against sexual assault and abuse. called Facilitating Healing An uplifting candlelight vigil occurred Friday, Sept. 25. followed the speeches. Facilitating Healing “I was absolutely thrilled consisted of responses to with the event,” Christine sexual assault and abuse from Gravelle, Student Affairs the community and a panel Coordinator, said. “The support of professionals. The panel that was provided from the included Oberle, nurse Nicole 50 Carroll student volunteers, Otto, Captain Karen Ruff and the Women’s Center, Student Jennifer- a woman who survived Affairs and all of our donors was sexual abuse. outstanding.” Captain Karen Ruff W h e n advocated for asked about “There are so many re- any victim ideas students who decided would take sources and people that to push with them victims and survivors legal actions from Take a g a i n s t Back the can go to for help.” their abuser. Night events, --Alumnus Gregg Wandschneider Working for therapist the Waukesha Katy Oberle S h e r i f f ’s believed Department, students would obtain a greater she is a member of the detective awareness of sexual abuse, unit. She said legal action is primarily when survivors spoke beneficial in letting a perpetrator about their survival stories. know they cannot get away with Many speeches involved their crime. heartache and tears, and others In addition, Otto, a nurse showed courage and strength. specializing in sexual assault Many survivors even spoke cases at Waukesha Memorial about how victims can reach out Hospital, spoke on assistance for help. that can be given to victims by “I commend each of the nurses. survivors for having the strength Sexual assault nurses never to share their story,” Gravelle persuade a victim to push legal commented. action. However, they do offer During a pause in the resources and emotional healing survivors’ speeches, Oberle made support for victims. a point that, “For everyone who Overall, the events of Take hasn’t spoken, we still hear you.” Back the Night were successful. “Someday I’d like to live in The Women’s Center and Carroll a world where we don’t have to University created a wonderful worry about domestic violence,” and inspiring way to provide alumnus Gregg Wandschneider awareness of sexual and domestic said. He, as well as others who violence and abuse. Staff Writer

Wind Symphony will play West Side Story and reinvent Juliet Lyla Goerl

Editorial Staff The performing and visual art’s theme “Juliet” will transcend upon the music department later this semester. For example, on Nov. 6, Carroll University’s Wind Symphony will perform their portion of the Juliet theme, by playing a suite from West Side Story. Dr. Larry Harper, director for the Wind Symphony, chose the piece because of the modern interpretation it has for Romeo and Juliet. “I decided to play the piece because it is different from the various movies of Romeo and Juliet,” Harper said. “Plus a lot of people are familiar with West Side Story.” Freshman and flutist Alison O’Leary has been in band for two years and feels that the symphony is practicing really hard to bring feeling out of the music. “We want the audience to be able to feel the music, not think of it as us playing notes,” O’Leary said. Shane Peterson, a senior,

agreed with Alison. “I like how we are getting the feel of the music going. We aren’t focusing on Maria, the main girl in West Side Story,” Peterson stated. “We’re focusing on going back to the original mindset of the music.” The symphony felt that the music being played is automatically better than playing songs from a music soundtrack. “West Side Story is much more lyrical than a Romeo and Juliet soundtrack,” Peterson felt. “We also might possibly watch West Side Story outside of class so we can feel the music,” commented Peterson. “I think the concert on Nov. 6 is going to be an awesome concert, and everyone should come and see it,” O’Leary states. One of the coolest aspects about playing the suite from West Side Story is not only the major dance sequences, such as the mamba and cha cha, but that “this suite was recorded by the U.S. Marine Band,” said Harper, “We are one of the first schools to play it after the transition, which is always a good feeling.”

Carroll students and faculty explore love, loss and death Amanda Palczynski

Staff Writer The singular entity of Romeo and Juliet as inseparable, star-crossed lovers is about to be reinvented as “Intersections: Juliet” by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts faculty and students. The thematic project is designed to allow students to explore the concept of “Juliet,” and what it was like to be a 13-year-old girl and in love, and have notions of suicide upon losing love. For the visual arts portion, there will be an exhibition showcasing all the conceptual works of all media in the Otteson Theater Lobby from Apr. 15 to Apr. 18. Although the end results for the exhibition are largely student-driven, professors will be integrating “Juliet” into their assigned projects. Department of Visual and Performing Arts chair and art professor Phil Krejcarek will be putting a new spin on photography students’ portrait assignments this semester, and the next in order to produce works relevant to the “Juliet” theme. Normally, the choice of subject matter is open-ended,

but Krejcarek expects Julietflavored depictions of young women or even self-portraits, given that the student is female. Students will have access to the two photography studios for shooting, and will be able to use costumes from the theater department. When asked of her interpretation of “Juliet” for the portrait assignment, freshman photography major Lexie Bragg noted that she envisions dramatic lighting upon a female figure, lying dead. Krejcarek also brought up that “Juliet” raises some deep psychological questions that could be portrayed a number of ways, taking into consideration her amorous emotions towards Romeo and her sudden decision to commit suicide. “I liked the idea of having direction and an objective to achieve for the portrait project,” freshman photography student Andrea Ries said. “I intend to depict an actress-sort of model, telling a story through her facial expressions.” She thinks it would be enjoyable to take on a different approach towards embodying the figure of “Juliet” rather than arbitrarily choosing her subject matter. Associate professor Peggy

Thurston Farrell wants her art students to tackle the theme with a new perspective, “there are so many clichés that surround the theme of “Juliet” that I would hope students get around those, like love, lust, and death.” Farrell has a silkscreen print and altered book project planned for her printmaking and two-dimensional/threedimensional composition students, respectively. “I hope students will utilize visual language in such a way that moves past the infatuation, the kisses, and the poison that are immediately attached to the story of Romeo and Juliet,” Farrell stated. “I would create a photo narrative or maybe consider doing a painting, and try to convey ‘Juliet’ as her everyday self, who she is as “Juliet”, not as Juliet with Romeo,” senior photography major Eva Tamian said. And simply, that is exactly what the art faculty is intending to get their students to think about. Any student in the arts can contribute a conceptual piece to “Intersections: Juliet.” For further information, or unique ideas for”Juliet,” contact Phil Krecjarek at pkrejc@carrollu. edu.

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Thespians to give a voice to Juliet Evihn Vaszily Staff Writer

It’s the heart of fall here at Carroll University, and as always, the performance, music and visual art students are hard at work. This year’s theme, “Juliet”, will be the base of many of the student’s activities, but furthermore it is the name of the play theater students plan to perform. Aside from the play itself, the theme will be worked into many of the visual art creations; which will then be used as stage decorations during various scenes of the play. In addition, some of the music composition majors will be working to compose pieces specifically for

the production, which will be performed by music performance students. The theatrical piece, while based on the famous Shakespearian work “Romeo and Juliet”, is more or less a focus on the young girl Juliet and her experiences from her perspective as opposed to that of others in the play. Theatre Professor James Zager explained the idea of the play; that Juliet is a girl who cannot roam the world freely and therefore learns much about the outside world through either second or third party sources. Based on the fact that she cannot experience the world for herself, the conflict of direct information versus rumors and innuendo is presented as a theme. Also emerging from the plays’

implications is the correlation between the suicides of both Romeo and Juliet in the play and teenage suicide today; and here the connection between the past and modern times is made. When asked about his expectations of the production, Zager claims that above all else he hopes the play will be able to effectively capture the dilemma that Juliet experiences. The original Shakespearian text, “Romeo and Juliet”, only includes 223 lines of dialogue between Romeo and Juliet, a surprisingly small amount of speech for a the two main characters. For this reason, Zager aims to give voice to the unspoken. “It is a psychological journey,” Zager says, “It’s about what Juliet experiences.”

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Double, double, toil and trouble! Suspect #1: Lex Icon “It certainly wasn’t me!” snarled Lex, “although I must admit we didn’t see eye to eye.” Any idea who did kill him? “Ima has worked for him for years; he pays well so she must be in clover. But she is lazy and any exertion on her part calls for a lot of groaning. She’s also clumsy -- she dropped the carton of Tate & Lyle sugar, the packets split and ruined the special lamb order he’d got from the butcher! He thought she needed to be taught a lesson and gave her marching orders on the spot!”

Suspect #2: Ima Grump “I didn’t do it!” stormed Ima in a tart tone. “I was going to leave anyway -- my husband’s taking me on a long cruise down River Elbe! And then we are joining an expedition to search for Atlantis!” In that case, who did do it? “Dawn’s the one -- she agreed to take my job over but he made her swab the floors in the morning and then tried to impede her motley family from putting supplies on credit. When she protested that it would come out of her pay, he gave her a swat on the head which caused her to veer in an attempt to doge it. Unfortunately, she knocked over a display and broke a lot of glass jars. He hit the roof and fired her!” Suspect #3: Dawn Chorus “Goodness!” cried Dawn. “What a shock finding Ian under the counter like that!” Did she know who had killed him? “It was Lex -- he’s hated Ian for years, ever since Ian has been able to thrash him at any sport they’ve played. He even won the ballroom dancing championships after Lex was sure he’d win. Ian was marryng his sister at All Souls Church on Saturday and Lex would have done anything to stop him. Now, instead of a bridal bouquet, she’ll be carrying a funeral wreath!”

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13. Two country names that both begin with "Lib." 14. The only country name that begins with "Y." 15. The last country alphabetically. ANSWERS: 1. Australia. 2. Iran, Iraq. 3. China, Chile. 4. Cuba, Chad. 5. Australia. 6. Algeria, Albania. 7. South Africa, United States of America. 8. Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Montenegro. 9. Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin. 10. Slovakia, Slovenia. 11. Suriname. 12. Togo. 13. Liberia, Libya. 14. Yemen. 15. Zimbabwe.

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Gay rights are funda- From riches to rags mental, but gay marriage is a Catch-22 Luke Bennewitz Staff Writer

In the aftermath of a heated presidential election, gay marriage received a brief moment of recognition with Proposition 8 in California. This made the California constitutional amendment define marriage between a man and a woman, overturning the California Supreme Court’s decision to allow gay marriage. This decision was one of several laws that have confirmed or denied gay marriage around the country in the recent years. The arguments concerning gay marriage, by conservatives and liberals alike, use the phrase “separation of church and state” to support their points. Fundamentally, however, this phrase is hypocritical and wrong from both sides. The “argument” over gay marriage is not even an argument because both sides have been striving to achieve their own goals in incorrect way, making the issue of gay marriage a political Catch-22. Let me preface my position before continuing this perspective of gay marriage. Fundamentally, I support full rights and privileges to gay couples under the law regarding visitations rights in hospitals, adopting children, etc. Politically, I do not have a specific opinion in regards to gay marriage. This is an important difference that I want to make clear. Now, let me divulge my reasoning. Conservatives argue that the government should not be inserting its views into marriage, which religion has a monopoly in. However, conservatives are using amendments to state constitutions as well as propositions to define what the aspects of marriage are. This completely

goes against what they were originally arguing by asking the government to define an aspect of religion. Liberals, on the other hand, argue that the government should be free from religious indoctrination and that religion has absolutely no place in it. However, they are pushing to redefine marriage – a religious concept – through the government. This circular logic based on hypocrisy makes the debate on gay marriage coherently flawed, but the debate wages on. It has continued to cause anger, frustration, and most of all – it costs money. Both campaigns for and against the Proposition 8 amendment surpassed a combined $60 million. So who is right in this debate if both sides are comprehensibly inconsistent? That is where the debate goes from political to fundamental. Fundamentally, the debate on gay marriage is a simple argument: should we deny versus allow homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples? In my opinion, the notion that a certain group of humans should not be given the same treatment and privileges as everyone else seems to be a direct contradiction against the American belief in equality. Jefferson wrote it in the Declaration of Independence as a protest against Great Britain and Lincoln restated it in the Gettysburg Address against slavery. Does it really take a major political event for people to realize these “self evident” truths? The answer seems clear: fundamentally, homosexuals deserve the same rights and privileges that the vast majority of society enjoys. Politically, neither side can substantially trump the other.

Bari York

Staff Writer

Illustration: Jessie Fracek Concept: Garett Laugavitz

The favorite author...

"I have a fear of squirrels." On Oct. 22, Century Magazine and The English Club co-hosted --Bridget Mysz the first ever favorite author's reading. Here are some of those favor- Biology, Pre-Physical Therapy ite poems, essays, novels and short stories that were shared and are Major highly recommended: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende And Veronica Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Pat Conroy Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Scott The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Editorial Staff Unfortunately, the temperature is dropping, which means it is the perfect time to start preparing that luscious winter wardrobe. As always, there are many trends to follow this season; however, try to make the winter trends your own. It really is best to create your personal style by embracing trends, and mixing them with your own personality and interests.

"Passing all of my classes." --Cheyenne Welsch Nursing Major

The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor Browning’s Complete Poetical Works by Robert Browning Time and Money: New Poems by William Matthews Ireland by Frank Delaney Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman

Strutting in a winter wonderland Bobby Schuessler

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With that in mind, one of the best accessory trends. Cockthe biggest trends this season, tail rings are fantastic to dress and one I personally love, is fur! up any outfit, especially if you While fur can be extremely ex- are going out to a holiday party. pensive, especially for a college These types of rings can be found student, there are many afford- at places such as Claire’s, or even able faux fur Walmart! lines, such as The bigat Target and “One of the biggest gest color Rachel Zoe’s trends this season, trend for winaccessory ter, for both line. Try to and one I personally girls and guys, at least incor- love, is fur!” is purple. porate small Please try to amounts of incorporate fur in your purple into everyday wardrobe through a some aspect of your wardrobe, scarf or a vest, for example. whether it be through a cashKnee high boots, especially mere sweater, or a great loafer. over-the-knee boots were one of (Yes men, it is okay to wear purthe biggest trends on the runway ple loafers.) this season. These types of boots Finally, do not forget about look especially beautiful with a great winter bag. For winter, it a great knee-length wool coat. is best to go for an oversized tote While Christian Louboutin to balance out that bulky coat. boots may be desirable, check Check out GAP or Banana Reout Payless for great winter public for great totes. boot options. As always, make sure to Big cocktail keep these trends in mind to be rings continue the most fashionable student on to be one of campus.

“The dark.” --Emily Schmalz Biology, Animal Behavior Major

“The fear of the unknown.” --Josh Larson Sociology and Fine Art Major

“Not being able to find a job.” --Kenny Nelson Graphic Communication


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Men’s Soccer wins second Midwest Conference title Stephen Thurgood

Staff Writer Carroll University’s Men’s Soccer continued their reign over the Midwest Conference by picking up their second league crown in as many years Commanding performances have ensured they have not conceded a goal and are unbeaten in conference play. This continues a conference winning streak that now stands at 29 games. The team’s last conference loss was on Sept. 15, 2007 to St. Norbert College. What is more impressive is that since MWC play has started, they have not conceded a goal. Sadly, the streak ended against Grinnell College on Oct. 17. The shutout streak stood for five games and for Coach Mobley, it is a testament to his coaching style that he has implemented since he joined Carroll. “Posting shutouts has always been the goal of this program since I arrived in 1999,” he said. Carroll has posted some dominant wins against Ripon College, Illinois College, Monmouth College and Knox College. Grinnell is the only team to have really posed a threat to CU in conference play. Across this run of games, star Forward Andy Prentice has netted eight goals and has three assists. Carroll’s ability to put away the chances that come their way has meant that they can de-

moralize an opposition quickly by scoring early goals. Coming off the back of two 3-0 victories in MWC play, confidence was high as Ripon came to Carroll on Oct. 7. Two quick goals from Prentice and Marc Hietpas gave Carroll a cushion that allowed them to play comfortable soccer. Prentice scored two further goals, but CU was not stopping. As they pushed on, Prentice scored his fourth goal of the night. Two more goals came in the last fifteen minutes leaving the final score at 7-0. The game against Illinois College took place on homecoming Saturday, Oct. 10, which happened to be the first snow of the year and a bitter-cold October day. Andy Prentice was relatively subdued on a match that saw Hietpas’ replacement step up to the plate and deliver. Doug Johnson grabbed two goals in an impressive performance that proved Carroll would uphold its success despite losing Hietpas. Craig Carlson scored two goals as well as Justin Gerhartz with one goal in a resounding 5-0 defeat of the blue boys of Illinois College. A 4-0 defeat of Monmouth College on the following day, where Andy Prentice grabbed a goal and an assist, and three substitutes; Kyle Jacobson, Cam Schubert and Justin Gerhartz scoring. This left Carroll in a commanding position in the

MWC allowing with six days of rest before playing three games over four days. The first of this three-game stretch started on Oct. 17. CU faced its first real challenge of MWC play against Grinnell College, who were voted the third strongest team in the Midwest Conference by the coaches prior to the season. The match proved Grinnell’s ranking as they kept up with CU, posting 10 shots to Carroll’s 14 in regulation. Yet, when the match went to OT, CU quickly put the match away winning the game 2-1. The next day, CU visited last placed Knox College, who proved no trouble for Carroll. The final score was 4-0 with Andy Prentice scoring two more goals, raising his season total to 13. Andy Ksobiech got the first goal, however, which got CU off the mark. Despite the score, CU could have had many more posting an astounding 33 shots to Knox’s 4. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Carroll found out that Men’s Soccer achieved their first national ranking in the program’s history, sitting at #22 in the NSCAA poll. The following day the first NCAA Regional Rankings of they ear placed Carroll #7 in the North Region. That night Carroll claimed the league title on home rubber with a 5-0 win over Beloit College.

Andy Prentice goes head to head with Cameron Stuart from Illinois College. Photo by George Pappamichiel.


Bree Catarozoli: Hospital bed to back on track Josh DeGrasse-Baumann Staff Writer

Bree Catarozoli, a sophomore at Carroll, who runs Track and Cross Country, was the recipient of a liver that spared her life from Wilson’s Disease. Her transplant saved her life, united a team and started a cause. Wilson’s Disease is a very rare genetic disorder that causes an unhealthy build-up of copper, eventually leading to lifethreatening organ damage. The disease typically affects those between the age of five and thirty-five, and it does not discriminate between men and women. Approximately one in 40,000 people have the disease. “I never really knew I was unhealthy,” Bree said. “The doctor said I’ve been living unhealthy my whole life, so healthy to me was really unhealthy.” It was late March of 2009 when she first began to feel sick for unknown reasons. Initially, Bree associated this illness to recent additions to her athletic schedule. However, despite cutting back on her training, she did not feel any better. It was only after she went to Carroll’s Health Center that Bree’s ordeal with Wilson’s Disease truly began. Tests showed that Bree had slightly elevated liver enzymes. Her doctor’s analysis was Hepatitis A, likely from eating in various restaurants while traveling with Carroll’s track and cross country teams. She was told to return to school and relax for a few days. At the end of the weekend, Bree’s condition became worrisome. She was taken to the hospital where she met with several specialists until, finally, it was concluded that she was the carrier of Wilson’s Disease. Bree’s best option was to have a liver transplant, which she would have when her doctors found a suitable liver from

North Dakota. Her surgery was both quick and successful, taking only about half of the eight hours normally required. Despite the success, however, Bree still needed to spend time in the hospital. She spent the next few days in the Intensive Care Unit,

Editorial Staff

The Carroll University Women’s Tennis team set themselves up for a conference playoff spot with a little help from the tiebreakers. Unfortunately that help never came and the team missed the Midwest Conference Team Tournament for the second straight year. That didn’t mean, though, that the Lady Pioneers didn’t make noise in the individual tournaments for the Midwest Conference. After two days of competition, Carroll finished in fifth place in the conference. This is the highest possible finish for a non-playoff qualifying school. Alyssa Larson and Samantha Bachman got the team off on the right foot in their No. 2 Doubles tournament. They defeated a pair from Monmouth College and a pair from St. Norbert College both by scores of 6-1, 6-1. The team met their match, though, in the finals when they faced Grinnell College’s No. 2 Doubles team. The orange and white fell 5-7. 1-6. The No. 3 Doubles team of Erin Mohrbacker and Cheyanne Urso also did well. After losing to the eventual champions from Grinnell they won their next two matches 10-1 and 10-5 over the Monmouth

ally, return to her pre-surgery form. Shawn Thielitz, coach of both track and cross country, was happy with Bree’s return. “Tremendous kid. She always fights hard,” he said. Still, Thielitz knew Bree’s return would not be easy.

Photo by Tim Worms

where she adjusted to the new feeling, before being moved to the general area of the hospital. During her two and a half week recovery in the hospital, Bree began the orientation for her new life; learning what medications she had to take and when she had to take them. “I went from taking no medications to taking thirteen different drugs,” Bree said. She had many visitors throughout her recovery, specifi-

Women’s Tennis finishes 5th Justin Koepsell

cally her track and cross country teammates. The team had shirts made that said “Fighting for Bree,” some of which were brought to her in the hospital. The shirts reappeared in the first track meet Bree would attend post-surgery. It was late summer when

and Ripon College pairs respectively to take the consolation title. In singles play Kate Rasmussen took home the silver medal in No. 4 Singles when she lost to Tatyanna Sukharnikova from Grinnell 6-4, 2-6, 4-6. Larson bounced back from losing her first match to win her final two matches to win the consolation title. Erin Mohrbeacker also won the consolation title in her tournament at No. 5 Singles. Melissa Skiba shook off a quarterfinal loss at No. 6 Singles to eventual champion Callie Schroeder from St. Norbert. She came back to take the consolation title too. Carroll finished up their dual competition with a 1-0-1 record against Lake Forest and Mt. Mary College. A rare tie occurred when the match at Lake Forest had to be called on the count of darkness. The match was tied 3-3 with No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 Singles left to finish. In the final home match of the year the Lady Pios came out firing beating the Blue Angels from Mt. Mary 8-1. The lone loss was Elissa McKinley at No. 1 Singles who fell in a supertiebreaker. Carroll finished the season 5th in the Midwest Conference, 3rd in the North Division. They had a dual record of 8-3-1.

Bree questioned her doctors about running again. When she got the okay from them, Bree wasted no time getting in shape for the coming season. Returning to top shape was not easy for her. “I had to push myself and just give it a go and see how it went,” she explained. She reported for the first day of practice in Fall 2009. With the help of both the coach and her teammates, Bree was able to return to the team and, eventu-

“Any cross country race there’s going to be pain involved and I think she accepts it and knows that that’s part of it,” Thielitz explained. Bree, who is majoring in education, would have it no other way. She intends to use her experience as a benefit both to herself and to the world. “I’m going into teaching and I’m hoping to spread what I know about organ donors,” she said.

Following her surgery, Bree was able to retain most of her usual habits. Apart from some slight changes in her lifestyle, Bree is still Bree. She still wants to teach and run. What it has changed is her approach on life. “That I was that close to losing everything I had makes me much more appreciative of it,” she said. Her fight with Wilson’s Disease has only reaffirmed her desire to teach. “I have the opportunity to be a teacher when I almost didn’t have that chance at all,” she explained. Bree was placed on status one when she was struggling with the disease, meaning that she could have died in seven days had she not gotten a new liver. “Every day people die because they don’t get organs,” Bree said. The cause became very important to her following her transplant. With the help of the track and cross country teams, as well as various other organizations, she managed to raise money to help fight Wilson’s Disease and support organ donations. Bree’s return to cross country ultimately shows how successful her liver transplant was; ultimately providing support for her cause. She recently ran the best tim of her life. Had she not received the liver from her donor, Bree’s life would have been drastically changed, had she survived at all. She has since undergone a long process of contacting the family of the donor, if, for nothing else, to show her gratitude for the man who’s liver saved her life. Despite undergoing a seemingly life changing ordeal, Bree has returned to her normal life, but she is more determined then ever to utilize her skills and her interests in making a difference. She wants to use her experience and her ordeals to make an influence and inspire people to consider organ donation.


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Women’s Soccer rolls Swim Justin Koepsell Editorial Staff

The Carroll University Women’s Soccer team continued their dominance over Midwest Conference foes and find themselves on the brink of clinching the Midwest Conference Championship. This would be their second in three years and would give them home field advantage for the upcoming Midwest Conference Tournament on Nov. 6-7. Carroll only needs a win or tie aginst St. Norbert College on Oct. 31 in De Pere or a St. Norbert loss or tie to Lawrence University on Oct. 31. Either of these two outcomes will give Carroll the trophy. On Oct. 7 Carroll found themselves against one of their toughest foes of the year as #19 nationally ranked Augustana College came to town. Liz Melcher and Kelly Moran scored in the first half to give the Lady Pioneers a lead and they held on for the 2-1 win. On Homecoming Weekend Carroll proved they were the team to beat in the MWC this year as they beat Illinois College 8-0 and Monmouth College

6-0. Cody Callender led the goal scoring for the weekend putting up six goals in the two games. Moran also added a hat trick in the first game. A two game road trip to Iowa and Western Illinois didn’t do anything to slow down the Lady Pios as they beat Grinnell College and Illinois College by 4-0 and 10-0 scores respectively. Callender once again lead the team in scoring with two goals in each game. Kylie Ringelstetter, Melcher and Amanda Leach all had two goals during the road trip. On Oct. 21 Carroll played their final home Midwest Conference match of the year against Beloit College. Cody Callender broke her own record for most goals in a season during the game when she scored her 21st and 22nd of the year. Kendell Uttech also put her name in the Carroll record books when she scored the most assists in a season when she gained sharing point number thirteen on the year. The Lady Pios won the game 5-0 for their ninth consecutive win. They head to UW-Stevens Point on Sunday for a non-conference tilt.

Volleyball to face #1 team Justin Koepsell Editorial Staff

The Carroll University Volleyball team changed their line-up hoping to kick start a run to the Midwest Conference Tournament. In its first appearance on the road in Galesburg, Ill. against Knox College, the Lady Pioneers stormed to a 3-0 win over the Prairie Fire. They won games by scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 2517. Michelle Leonard led the attack for the orange and white with 11 kills. The next day Carroll travelled to the Hawkeye State to battle Grinnell College. Carroll put up a fight against Iowa’s version of the Pioneers but fell 1-3. Megan Falk had 13 digs in the defensive effort. On Oct. 14 Beloit College came to Van Male Fieldhouse for a Midwest Conference battle. The Buccaneers were picked as the co-conference favorites by the MWC coaches and in the

first two games they showed why; beating the Lady Pios 2511 and 25-16. Being a game away from a loss Carroll battled back winning the third game 25-16. The fourth game came down to the very end with Beloit squeaking out a 25-22 win to take the match. “I thought we played very well against Beloit,” said Coach Annie Glieber. “We showed a lot of potential in a match against a tough team.” Jessica Fleck had 12 kills and Megan Falk had 22 digs. The loss dropped them to 2-5 in the conference and 11-13 overall. After a ten day layoff the Lady Pios return action in the UW-Whitewater Invitational on Friday and Saturday. They play Central College and Coe College on Friday. They have matches with St. Norbert College and #1 UW-Oshkosh on Saturday. “We play a lot of the same teams from earlier in the year,” said Glieber. “We’re excited to get another shot at St. Norbert.”

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Teams start the season Justin Koepsell Editorial Staff

While the weather is getting colder and thoughts of swimming aren’t in the forefront of most people’s minds, the Carroll University Swim team is getting ready for their upcoming season; hoping to build on the women’s fourth place finish and men’s sixth place finish at the Midwest Conference meet a year ago. “We have 16 freshmen,” said Head Coach Joanne Brandtjen. “We gained so much, some amazing talent.” More than half the team this year are freshmen and, according to Coach Brandtjen, this may be the most talented team depth- wise since she got here in 2002. They have had some very talented swimmers through the years but never this many at the same time. Danielle Grzywa, conference champion in the 100 yard backstroke and 200 yard backstroke and Jordan Barclay, conference champion in the 200 yard individual medley and 400 yard individual medley look to lead the women’s side that missed finishing in the top three of the conference last year by nine points. The Men’s side will be looking to the senior leadership of Gregory Kolb as the Pios hope to climb into the top half of the conference standings. “The coaching staff and swimmers are really excited this year,” said Coach Brandtjen. The swim teams hit the water on Oct. 23 at UW-Whitewater for their first competition of the season. They have their first home meet on November 13 when Ripon College and Beloit College make the trip to Van Male Natatorium. Other highlights in the season include a trip to the Leonard Natatorium at Macalester College in the Twin Cities on December 4 and 5. On Jan. 30 the Pioneers head to Carthage College for the Wisconsin Private College Championships where the en took fourth and the women took second last year. The big meet is Feb. 12 through 14 in Appleton at Lawrence University when the Midwest Conference Championship takes place. “Conference is always in the forefront of our minds,” said Coach Brandtjen. “That is the ultimate goal, the first thing we talk about when the swimmers come in to meet with me.” The conference looks to be very competitive this year as only sixteen athletes will be taken to the finals instead of eighteen like the previous years. “We have the chance to be in the top three in a lot of events,” said Coach Brandtjen. “We could get double digits wins at conference and win a quarter of the events. We have to stay healthy and maintain our technique throughout the year.”

Geoff Stuhr runs for a huge junk of his 141 receiving yards after catching a pass from Chris Casper. Carroll University beats Illinois College on Homecoming 34-14 to end a two game losing streak. Photo by Martin Pitzer.

Football splits against IC and SNC Keith Hoehne Staff Writer

Coming off two straight conference losses to Monmouth and Ripon, and getting off to their worst start since 2003, the 1-4 Pioneers entered the homecoming week hungry for a win. The Pioneers did not take much time to take advantage of their partisan homecoming crowd as the offense took an early 7-0 lead after a 73 yard connection from Chris Casper to Geoff Stuhr on their second possession of the game. Carroll kept the lead for most of the first half until Illinois College running back Demetrious Baylis ran for a touchdown from three yards out to even the score with 3:02 to go in the first half. Carroll wasted no time responding as they drove to the Blue Boy 11 yard line with the help of a roughing-the-passer call. Casper then connected with Stuhr for a touchdown a second time in the half to close the first half with a 14-7 advantage. Carroll then added to their lead after Tim Nass returned a punt for a 55 touchdown, which gave the Pioneers a 20-7 lead after a missed extra point attempt. After Carroll stalled on their next offensive possession, they were blocked by Illinois on a punt attempt which was returned for a touchdown by Chris Asmer which shrunk the Carroll lead 20-14. But the Pioneers quickly responded on their next drive which resulted in a ten yard touchdown run by Joe Beckstrand to extend the Carroll lead 27-14 with 1:23 to go in the third. The Carroll defense stood tough for the fourth quarter holding Illinois scoreless. Casper found Nass on a 29 yard touchdown pass with 5:42 in the fourth to clinch the homecoming victory for the Pioneers. Team captain Alex Willing said, “ We had about our best week of practice approaching the homecoming game. Everyone worked really hard and played to their full potential and it showed.” After the convincing homecoming win, Carroll looked to continue their momentum the following week against the Green Knights of St.

Norbert College. Carroll came out hitting on all cylinders as they took their first possession of the game 64 yards over seven minutes of play to take a 7-0 lead after a 5 yard touchdown pass from Casper to Matt Cain. Michael Otto then recovered a fumble on St. Norbert’s following possession line to give the ball back to Carroll on the 36 yard line. The very next play Nass caught a 36 yard touchdown pass from Casper to give the Pioneers a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Carroll’s defense continued to dominate the first half and held the Green Knights scoreless while Carroll added two more field goals in the second quarter to go into halftime with a 20-0 lead. St. Norbert started with the ball in the second half and wasted no time with a comeback as they took their first dive into the end zone with a John Weninger fouryard run. It was all downhill for the Pioneers after that as St. Norbert held the Carroll offense scoreless in the second half and were able to take a 21-20 lead after a 76 yard pass from Rob Berger to Jeremy Gezella with 10:58 in the fourth. St. Norbert added another touchdown with a one yard run by Weninger with 2:38 left. Carroll had a chance for a last drive, but their efforts fell short when Casper was intercepted by Dan Hansmann, which clinched the comeback and the game for the Green Knights. “St. Norbert made really good changes at halftime and came out with an attitude, and I think we may have been a bit too comfortable coming into the second half with a 20-0 lead. But if you look at the time of possession for both teams in the first and second half it is understandable why it seemed so one sided for us in the first, and them in the second (Carroll, 21:34 in the first. St. Norbert, 19:27 in the second)” said Willing. Carroll is now 2-5 overall, 2-4 in the Midwest Conferrence and have three games remaining on their schedule. They head to Illinois for a battle with Knox College on Saturday followed by a Halloween meeting in Appleton, Wis. with Lawrence University. Their last game is against Lake Forest College on Nov. 7 at Schneider Stadium at 1p.m.

SPORTS X-Country prepares for MWC

Josh DeGrasse-Baumann

Staff Writer Carroll University’s Cross Country teams are prepared for the Midwest Conference Championship after facing tough competition in their past few races. “I am confident that we will perform our best at the conference meet. I am very confident that we will have a lot of success,” Coach Shawn Thielitz said of the upcoming race. Both teams ran in UW-Oshkosh’s Brooks Invitational, where the men finished 25th and the women finished 15th. The men were one of thirtyfive teams at the meet, which included more then 500 runners. Five Carroll runners finished in the top 190 places, lead by AJ Sobrilsky, who finished with a time of 26:28.00. Joe Pliner and Joe Zambetti would finish next with respective times of 27:14.00 and 27:16.00, placing 165th and 167th. 187th placed Noah Bernhardt,

27:58.00, and 189th placed Matt Hoffman, 28:02.00, would round out the qualifying Carroll runners. The women, who were one of thirty-four teams at the meet, matched the men’s performance. Megan O’Grady’s fourth place finish, with a time of 20:59.00, lead the Lady Pioneers; none of whom finished later then 156th place. Kaitlin Daugherty, who finished with a time of 23:38.00, was the second Lady Pioneer to finish, and the first of four to finish between 100th and 120th place. “Our times are the fastest they’ve ever been on the Men’s and the Women’s side,” Thielitz said of the season, providing confidence for the upcoming conference meet. The team’s place in the standings doesn’t look great, but the standings aren’t what matter to the team. Thielitz said, “When we race, we race to get faster.”

“In order to improve, we have to go against better competition, and that’s why we start falling in the rankings,” he explained. “When we go to Conference, we understand that no one at that meet is better then we are,” Thielitz said. With that mentality in mind, the team is prepared to face conference opponents at the Midwest Conference Championship later this month. Whether the team is successful or not ultimately rests with themselves. “I have to put my faith in the cross country team,” Thielitz said, “It all comes down to the athletes and how they perform.” The Conference Championship is Oct. 31 at Rock Cut State Park in Loves Park, Ill. With no other meets prior to that the teams can give their undivided attention to the race, potentially providing for successful results.

Mobley wins 100th game

Stephen Thurgood

Staff Writer Coach Rick Mobley reached the milestone of 100 wins in the 3-0 shutout victory over Lawrence University on Oct. 3. Arriving at Carroll in 1999, Mobley practically had to build the Men’s soccer team from scratch, and in two years qualified Carroll for their first Mid-

west Conference Tournament. Five visits in the following nine seasons have shown why he has amassed so many wins in such a short space of time. More recently in 2007 and 2008 he took Carroll to its first NCAA tournament and is hoping for another repeat this year. When asked on reaching 100 wins, Coach Mobley was

modest in response, “If you coach long enough, you’re going to eventually get 100 wins. I am more concerned about competing for championships, with high-character student-athletes, than my overall record.” After recent wins his record currently stands at 105-68-16 overall with an impressive 6329-5 against conference foes.





Overall: 2-5 Conference: 2-4 T-6th in MWC

Overall: 12-13 Conference: 2-5 8th in MWC

UPCOMING GAMES Oct. 24 @ Knox College

1PM Oct. 31 @ Lawrence University 1PM


Overall: 13-1-2 Conference: 8-0-0 1st in MWC

UPCOMING GAMES Oct. 24 vs. #16* UW-Oshkosh

1PM Oct. 31 @ St. Norbert College 1:30PM


Overall: 13-1-1 Conference: 8-0-0 1st in MWC

UPCOMING GAMES Oct. 25 @ UW-Stevens Point

2PM Oct. 28 vs. UW-La Crosse 5PM Oct. 31 @ St. Norbert College 11AM


Oct. 23-24 Whitewater Invitational Oct. 23 vs. Central College 3PM Oct. 23 vs. Coe College 5PM Oct. 24 vs. St. Norbert College 10AM Oct. 24 vs. #1* UW-Oshkosh 2PM Oct. 28 vs. Lake Forest College 7PM Oct. 31 vs. RiponC College 1PM


Oct. 23 @ UW-Whitewater 6PM Oct. 31 @ UW-Oshkosh 1PM


Oct. 31 MidwestConferenceChampionship @ Loves Park, IL *Coaches’ Association National Rankings as of 10/22/09

The New Perspective • Volume 33, Issue 4 • 10/23/09  

The New Perspective • Volume 33, Issue 4 • 10/23/09

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