September 22, 2009
Vol. 33 Issue 2
Players ‘Make Nice’ in 24-hour show Cindy Campos Staff Writer
Speaker Pegine Echevarria engages the audience at LASO’s annual dinner. Photos by Melissa Graham.
Speaker wows audience at LASO dinner Melissa Graham Editorial Saff
The crowd was apprehensive as the keynote speaker Pegine Echevarria worked the crowd at the Latin American Student Organization's (LASO) annual dinner. The dinner, hosted in part by Director of Cultural Diversity Dolores Brown, was in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Traditional foods, from Puerto Rican yellow rice to Enchiladas and Horchata were big hits with the crowd. Junior and LASO President Jose Gutierrez said, "Hispanic Heritage Month is basically to celebrate Hispanic figures in History who have shaped America… It's kind of a way to showcase that we're a part of America too." Echevarria was a former Bronx girl gang member. Her father abandoned her family and her sister became "the local junkie and prostitute" who eventually died from a heroin overdose. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent," she said but immediately recalled her times in the Bronx. "I looked like the kind of person where, if you saw me walking down the street, you would avoid me and walk on the other side." She swore off alcohol and drugs and graduated from high school after a drama teacher took her under her wing. She decided
The Carroll Players produced a comedic one act play in just 24 hours in Otteson Theatre Sept. 18 through Sept. 19. First, the show, Making Nice by Alan Haehnel was introduced to the participants, and the show was cast. Next, the participants ran through lines, built the set, selected costumes and blocked the scenes. Finally, after 24 hours, the dress rehearsal occurred, and the Carroll Players performed the show in front of an audience. The process was a great way for people to become involved in the theatre department if they had never participated in it before. “It was an amazing experience from the start,” actor and junior Justin Almquist said. “We even were all singing songs while everyone else was auditioning.” All of this may have seemed like an impossible feat for some people, but not for director and senior Keith R. Smith, who said,
“It is always just one big fun mess.” The comedy was about an over-the-top theatre director who was less then pleased with her actors. As a result, she received a visit from two people from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for Theatre, who monitored her and her behavior towards the actors. The cast was pleased with the comedic choice, and had a lot of fun performing it. “The script was awesome and was a lot fun,” actor and senior Hannah Klaus stated. “I was so happy about how many people were involved, especially the number of freshmen.” The director researched and looked at many factors when deciding what play to choose. He took into consideration the time restraint, the acting ability of people and the audience who would be watching. He was fortunate enough to be able to use the experiences of past directors, and realized that 24 HOUR SHOW page 4
New house on East Ave. sends students packing Allison Nastoff Staff Writer
to use her natural comedic gifts, quick wit and magnetic personality to lift herself and others out of the doldrums. She worked hard to save her money and eventually moved to Spain where she turned her life around. She launched two businesses and returned to the states to finish her degree in improvisational and audience participation theatre. She also earned a Masters in Social Work, concentrating on group and organizational development. Throughout the night, she walked through the audience and got the crowd to scream, clap and pound to prove a point. "I've got the power, she's got the power, he's got the power, you've got the power -- Uh!" She went on to show that they had the
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power to be heard and transform lives and it all starts by focusing on other people. The author of Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt and the creator of the corporate licensed program White Guys Are Diverse Too, her newest book Lighten Up And Lead – How to be a Fun, Feisty, Focused, Fearless Female Leader will hit store shelves in 2010. LASO will be hosting their next event, a convocation point sponsored by CAB and Student Senate, titled “Portraits of Courage: Latino” on Oct. 13 at 6:00 PM in the Ballroom. For more information about the LASO or future events, please contact Jose Gutierrez at email@example.com or Dolores Brown at docampo@carrollu. edu.
A student criticized the Carroll University Department of Residence Life for the appalling condition of the campus housing she was supposed to move in to. When junior Elizabeth Wendt received an email this summer sent to students about a new housing option, she expressed interest. Wendt said the house, located at 239 N. East Avenue, was portrayed as a beautiful, conveniently located house where she would have her own room, a washer and dryer, cable and internet access, and a spacious kitchen. But what she saw when she moved in was a different story. Wendt said there was no lock, no doorknobs, no shower curtain, and no blinds, curtains or screen in the window. She found there was no washer, dryer, internet or cable either. Additionally, Wendt said the carpet looked like it had not been cleaned, and when a couch
was moved in, she said she got bug bites. Exterminators found spider eggs in cushions and determined that it was her fault. Wendt was so disgusted by the condition of the house that she refused to sleep there. She said she complained to the housing director numerous times, but her complaints were not taken seriously until her parents got involved. “I felt like my safety and privacy were at stake,” Wendt said. According to Maintanence and Facilities Manager Doug Gonyon and Jocelyn Guzman, the department has nine staff members to address maintenance issues from students and faculty. They received 700 work orders, when they generally get 400 or 500. Gonyon and Guzman said responding to a work order can sometimes take a couple of days, but they always prioritize student needs. Maintenance issues that HOUSING page 2
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Special Contribution 9/1/09 Lot 5: Took report of damage to a vehicle that had occurred between 8/31 and 9/1/09. Vehicle was reported as scratched and fruit placed on it. 9/3/09 Pioneer Hall: Responded at 10:21pm along with Waukesha Fire for an alarm that after investigation was attributed to steam from a shower. 9/3/09 Lot 9: Took report of damage to a vehicle on 9/2/09 between 8:30 and 10:30am. Damage was a hole to the rear tail light. 9/4/09 Lot 3: Took a report of a hit and run property damage only vehicle accident that occurred between 8 and 11am.
9/5/09 New Hall: Responded to a report of a disturbance along with Waukesha police at 12:30am 9/8/09 Rankin: Respond along with Waukesha EMS for a medical emergency at 9:22am. 9/8/09 Campus: Took report of graffiti on several building exits that were placed there during the overnight hours. 9/8/09 Lot 6: Took report of a property damage only vehicle accident. 9/9/09 South Bergstrom: Took report of missing items that had been kept in a storage room of the building over the summer.
9/11/09 New Hall: Respond along with Waukesha EMS for a medical emergency at 9:17pm. 9/11/09 Lot 3: Several individuals were issued citations by Waukesha police for liquor law violations. 9/12/09 Lot 9: Took a report of damage to a visitors vehicle parked in the lot during the CMHS game on 9/11/09. 9/12/09 East ave: Several individuals were issued citations by Waukesha police for liquor law violations. 9/13/09 New Hall: Respond along with Waukesha EMS for a medical emergency at 2:25pm.
New face leads public to safety Stefanie West Staff Writer
Carroll University Public Safety, formerly known as Campus Safety, has undergone both internal and external transformations to improve protection for Carroll’s campus and the surrounding communities. One of the most noticeable and important additions was the appointment of new Chief of Public Safety, Mike Zens, in late June. Zens’ arrival is just the beginning of the name change of Carroll’s security which was done to make the community feel the Safety Department was more accessible to them. Zens said he feels “both fortunate and honored to be selected for the position,” and has numerous short and long-term goals for the Public Safety Department. Zens said he plans to install more safety officers with more training than they have had in the past. He also plans to hire more female safety officers in order to better represent the population already residing on Carroll’s campus. Changes have already begun including increased mobility, such as adding officers on patrol HOUSING ctd. affect safety are their highest priority. Wendt now lives in New Hall after all her frustration. She said the washer, dryer, cable and internet have since been installed along with the other previously missing parts. “It isn’t fair to move students into a house that is not ready,” she said. Wendt does not want to be negative about Carroll, but she wishes she would have been treated with more respect in this situation. Steve Weaver, Director of Residence Life at Carroll, said the house was a rental property that had previously been occupied by graduate students.
with bikes and two new patrol cars that better resemble police squad cars. Officers will also be more visible both at night and in daylight and have expanded patrolling to the Greene Field Station. Additionally, officers now have badges that clearly state their rank and have more training in disease control and language to better interact with students. Zens also has plans to connect more with the students. He already has enrolled in graduate courses at Carroll to obtain more knowledge, while connecting with the student population. He was even selected to be the Student Senate advisor and is very excited to start the new position. Zens has a long history of working with both public and private party safety. His previous jobs include working for the Narcotics and Vice department of the Milwaukee Police Department for five years. Additionally, he was a member of the Secret Service for eight years, including during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. He also held numerous other positions within the Secret Service, including field work and teaching.
While the specifics of his time with the Secret Service cannot be revealed, Zens did say he was able to work very closely with the Gore family during Al Gore’s vice presidency. He was even responsible for the safety of Gore’s daughter while she was studying abroad in Spain. Zens is a native of Waukesha County and decided to move back after being out of Wisconsin for twenty-two years. Upon his return, he worked for Midwest Airlines before accepting the Public Safety position at Carroll.
The University had owned it for some time and knew it needed maintenance. He admitted there were no doorknobs on room doors, and when he called Wendt about this issue, she seemed fine with that. He said there was a lock on the outside door and noted that Carroll would not have allowed students to move in if the house was not safe. Weaver added that the washer and dryer were handled by a third party, so timing did not work out. However, students did have access to the laundry rooms in the Steele-Swarthaut dorms. In regard to Wendt’s claims of bug infestation, Weaver said the carpet had been cleaned, but may have looked dirty simply
because it is old. Weaver said he realized he may not have seemed sensitive to Wendt’s concerns at the time, but he did apologize to her in an e-mail and indicated that she could move out before her parents got involved. “Because of enrollment, we were exploring options, and these spaces are not traditionally used,” Weaver said. He thought there was good communication in this situation, but acknowledged that Wendt may not have had a good first impression since their first conversation about these issues was quick and done in passing. He hopes to make a better impression by sitting down with students to discuss problems in the future.
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Staff Writer Even in the current state of the economy, a record 749 full-time traditional freshmen students enrolled at Carrol this year- a tremendous accomplishment. “It’s a record year. Enrollment is up 13 percent compared to last year,” Kelly Heiman, Director of Admission, said. “We’re pleasantly surprised.” Over 90 percent of students surveyed said Carroll University was their first choice. Heiman said students come to Carroll because of its “affordability, the majors that we offer and our location. You can’t beat our location. Waukesha is a safe city and is close to downtown Milwaukee.” In addition to these qualities, many freshmen chose
Carroll’s Information Technology Services Department has been off to a busy start this fall. ITS has been working hard to fix the ongoing issues with the internet and successfully transition into new systems. While the large number of students this year has increased along with the internet activity, the source of the problem is most likely related to a problematic piece of equipment. Once the piece is replaced, ITS believes the problem will be resolved. The piece in need of replacement, the Load Balancer, takes in both of Carroll’s ISPs and equally distributes them like two pipes. Each is a separate branch that helps to balance the load by separating into two pathways, allowing for a better internet connection. During the summer, the Load Balancer did not have any visible problems. When students came back in the fall and there was a major spike in activity, the problem arose and was quickly acted upon. Recent internet issues have caused much concern among students and faculty. “Academic work is a student’s top priority, but we understand it’s also part of social life,” stated Debra Jenkins, Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services, “but school priority comes first.” ITS is also responsible for a set of distinct new upgrades on Carroll’s intranet. The department has recently changed over the email server, added My Jobs, installed a new online registration program, and will be switching from Blackboard to My Courses. The new email server, Exchange 2007, is like normal Outlook and improved. It still allows for the same functions such as syncing to mobile devices with an overall better look and feel. The My Jobs feature on Carroll’s intranet portal allows students to keep track of their on-campus job and find announcements about them as well. In upcoming semesters, Carroll will be using a new online registration program. It has been tested by a group of students and has had great success. It will work with the intranet interface, making it much simpler for students come registration time. In Spring 2010, Carroll will change its online courses from Blackboard to the inhouse program My Courses on the intranet portal. My Courses runs with one system and only requires students to log into their Carroll account. The system will save money and helps ITS be more efficient. Each of the new improvements is aimed at becoming more online based and getting the school away from paper. For questions or more information, ITS can be reached five days a week at 262.524.7229. Their hours are MondayThursday 7 a.m to 6:30 p.m and Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Carroll because of its size, sports offerings, and close distance from home. Freshmen also chose Carroll because of its beautiful campus and friendly environment. “It really is a beautiful campus,” Heiman said. Amazingly, about 25 percent of freshmen are CPR and First Aid certified. 7 percent are certified lifeguards and 6 percent are certified nursing assistants, CNA’s. Out of the 463 freshmen surveyed, the average student volunteered 126.43 hours throughout high school. All together the freshman class had 58,537 hours of service. Many volunteered for American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, blood drives, and food pantries. The Class of 2013 also is
well-traveled. Fifty-seven percent of the 463 freshmen surveyed have traveled outside the United States. Together, they have traveled to 73 different countries and have made 716 trips to countries outside the U.S. Their reasons for traveling include vacation, mission work, school programs, and travel groups. At least 10 freshman students out of the 463 surveyed are bilingual, bringing fresh diversity to Carroll’s campus. Several freshmen have accomplished some amazing feats. For instance, one student bowled a perfect 300, while another is a professional ballroom dancer and was the 2008 National Pro-Am Rhythm and Latin Champion and 2007 World Youth Pro-Am Champion. Theresa Barry, the Dean of Students, said “many students
have published manuscripts and 14 students had perfect attendance throughout high school.” In addition to these accomplishments, many freshmen are also gifted athletes. Almost 58 percent of the students surveyed held a “captain” leadership position on their sports, cheer, and dance teams. Many students have been honored as All-Conference, AllArea and/or All-State athletes. Many freshmen had leadership roles in high school; about five percent were elected as president of their high school class and about 20 percent were student council representatives. The interesting, vibrant, and talented students of the class of 2013 will undoubtedly make a positive impact on the Carroll community.
Reflections faculty awards: Dr. Byler and Dr. Deprey Evihn Vaszily Staff Writer
Dr. Byler During Opening Convocation, the annual Benjamin F. Richason Jr. Faculty Award was presented to Dr. Charles Byler, who became a part of Carroll University as an Assistant Professor of History in 1990. Established in memory of Ben Richason, a talented professor who served Carroll University for 36 years, the award serves to recognize excellence in the areas of teaching, research and innovatory education. On campus, Dr. Byler’s reputation is that of a thought provoking and devoted individual whose incessant efforts to better the Carroll community for all are widely respected. Dr. Byler commented that upon receiving the award, he was surprised because it was not expected, but also assured that he was delighted to receive it. Questioned about what may have contributed to his success, Dr. Byler referenced that in the 20 years he has been at Carroll, he felt he really had been given a chance to make a contribution. The faculty’s ability to interact with students on such a regular basis is one of Dr. Byler’s favorite aspects of Carroll University, and one thing that has made his years here so enjoyable. 24 HOUR PLAY ctd. the most crucial aspect of the play was the time constraint. The play had to be something not too short and not too long, which is why a one act play was perfect for the event. “My biggest fear was that no one would show up on Friday for auditions,” said Keith. “Fortunately, that did not happen.” “I can’t wait to do the 24 Hour Show next year,” Almquist, said. Everyone involved in the show faced a lot of pressure, but the successful performance was a great reward for the Carroll Players- and a good night sleep of course.
Dr. Deprey Like every year, Opening Convocation celebrated the beginning of another school year. The annual Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence was presented as part of the ceremony. The award serves to distinguish exceptional teaching as demonstrated by a member of the Carroll University faculty, and was established by Norman and Louise Allhiser in 1986. Dr. Sara Deprey, who became an Assistant Professor in the Physical therapy degree program during fall of the year 2000, received the award this year. Dr. Deprey is widely recognized for her ardent support of service-oriented
learning, as well as for her educative innovations. As both an inspirational teacher and a prodigious researcher, not to mention an avid advocate of internationalizing the Carroll curriculum, Dr. Deprey’s dedication is unfaltering. When questioned about her initial thoughts on receiving the Allhiser Award for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Deprey expressed that “surprised” was an understatement. She continued to explain that she was very excited to see not only that her own accomplishments were recognized, but also that the idea of health science service learning was recognized as well. Referring back to Carroll University itself, Dr. Deprey mentioned that the nostalgia and historic roots centered on the campus are what she liked
best. She went on to say that the there is a kind of intimacy here at Carroll that, in a sense, allows one to feel its history and experience its legacy. Dr. Deprey hopes in coming years to see more service learning and cross-disciplinary teaching, not to mention an interaction of the two. She particularly remembered when communication students interacted with physical therapy students to develop an educational video, and looks forward to seeing more “interlocking majors.” Dr. Deprey believed this interaction would allow students to have a more liberal way of looking at things, and broaden their perspective in general. Fortunately, in her opinion, this action is already underway.
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POTS: Do you feel safe on campus? Why or why not?
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“I feel safe on campus, but it has nothing to do with what the security office has done.” Senior Peter Chavey, Psychology
“I feel safer here than at other schools I have been to, for example, Milwaukee.” Freshman Steven Schmidt, Exercise Science P.T.
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a completely understandable - at first. However, Obama took the necessary steps to ensure people were not confused about what he was saying. Teachers had the option of showing the speech in their classes and the text of the speech was posted online for anyone to make the decision. Yet there was still discontent. After watching the speech on Sept. 8th, I did not fully understand why there was so much political discord over a little 16 minute speech. It was much shorter than any speech Obama had made when he ran for office last year. Obama addressed the importance of education the students were receiving and how vital it is that everyone graduates from high school, if not college. In this globalized, flattening world, a bachelor’s degree has become the new high school diploma. But the President didn’t stop
there. He asked the students to start thinking about their futures, trying different things in their schools to find where their passion lies, and committing to what they want to accomplish. Is this an indoctrination? Absolutely not. It would be difficult to call this a “socialist brainwash” from the conservative right when everyone in the world expects parents, teachers, and mentors of children to teach them about these lifelong aspirations. This does not stop with this sole education speech. If a student really wants to hear what President Obama has to say about a political issue, the student will be able to find it by simply surfing the internet or watching one of the several speeches by the president. But if a parent is sincerely concerned about their child’s wellbeing, will he or she start pulling the plug on all these media outlets to try and shield any opposing views? THAT is indoctrination.
Obama’s speech really wasn’t offensive Luke Bennewitz Staff Writer
After the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 occurred, America launched into a war in Afghanistan. I remember a speech then-President George W. Bush gave in front of the entire country. In that speech, he addressed students directly, asking them to donate one dollar to help students in Afghanistan. Did I feel indoctrinated at the time because the President of the United States asked me to support a war? No, and I definitely wasn’t offended because he talked directly to me. Then why is there a large uproar from conservatives across the country saying President Barack Obama was trying to indoctrinate school children to his political beliefs? People have their reasons, but I think the main idea is that parents didn’t want a political figure speaking to their children in classrooms, which is
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Staff Writer Fans waited in anticipation for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards to see if their favorite stars and shows would take home a coveted statue on Sept. 20th. With the Kanye West outburst at the 2009 Video Music Awards this year, audiences were eager to see how this show would turn out. Thankfully, the Kanye outburst showed to be a running joke throughout the night. From Justin Timberlake yelling, “Imma let you finish!” to Tina Fey as they both won an award, to Neil Patrick Harris opening with the statement, “Here’s hoping Kanye likes 30 Rock,” the awkward situation turned out to make the Emmys a comedic smash. Kristin Chenoweth started out the night winning the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her performance in Pushing Daisies. However, to everyone’s surprise, Toni Collette took home the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy. Tina Fey was predicted to win the Emmy again for her performance in 30 Rock, but it was Collette who took home the award. “I was really excited to see who would win,” senior Lauren Kasprazak commented. “I thought Tina Fey would [win] for sure because she is so funny on 30 Rock, but I was happy she won for Best Guest Actress because she deserved it.” Other big wins included Alec Baldwin for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock, which had 30 nominations
total throughout night. Mad Men also won many awards, including Best Drama Series. Aside from the excitement over the winners, people were eager to see if Neil Patrick Harris would turn out to be a decent host for the evening. Fortunately, Harris acted like a pro; entertaining, and making the audience laugh- with him and at him. As always, the fashion seemed to be just as important as the actual show. Actresses donned many beautiful dresses worthy of the best dressed list. For example, Kyra Sedwick wore a pale pink gown that had dark pink detail to accent her body beautifully. However, one of the most beautiful women of the night was Julia Louis-Dreyfus who wore a dark blue Vera Wang gown and Jimmy Choo shoes. “I loved the pink, flowery dress Marcia Cross wore,” sophomore Britta Wagner said. “I’m a huge fan of hers, and her dress was so beautiful.” Unfortunately, not all of the dresses were best dressed material. Sarah Silverman wore a blue gown that was not at all flattering on her figure. January Jones and Padma Lakshmi also had fashion misses. Even though Kristen Chenoweth won an Emmy, her dress looked as if someone broke a glass and glued it on top, like some sort of armor. With another year of the Emmys a success, preparation is already underway for next year’s big show.
Fall fashion: what not to wear Kathryn R. Leverence Staff Writer
After a long night of homework, studying, or even partying, it is only natural that the outfit of choice for the following school day is either athletic shorts or sweatpants, topped with a Carroll University t-shirt. While understandable, one must admit that style is too frequently put aside for the sake of the two C’s: comfort and convenience. In fact, sometimes dressing extremely comfortably can get in the way of successful learning. When one dresses with a little more style, it adds confidence and alertness, especially in the classroom. The key color for this fall is black, and almost everyone has black clothing in their closet. When dressing in black think European chic, rather than Goth, and mix bold with an accent color. One way to do this is by combining that little black dress with another one of fall’s trends, colored tights. Black is also a key color for men’s fashion
this fall. A great icon for men’s fall fashion is James Dean. Try a v-neck shirt in a neutral color, topped with a casual blazer and a pair of distressed, denim jeans. Also consider incorporating other hot fall color trends such as purple with a black outfit. Another fashion icon this fall for both men and women is the lumberjack. Plaid shirts, vests, and skirts are all in, but do not try wearing all three of those clothing items in plaid at once. The great thing about plaid is that items can easily be found at thrift stores! Not only are thrift stores inexpensive, but they are fun. There are great thrift stores within a five-mile radius of campus. Try Thrift Shop, Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store to find an entire rack filled with plaid shirts. And while there, check out costume jewelry. Large, colorful rings are especially in. Pair them with a casual outfit for class, or for a fun, going out outfit. Take into consideration all of these easy, affordable trends to be the most stylish person on campus this fall.
New Dean seeks to open up campus Brianna Mittelstadt
Staff Writer On July 6, 2009, Theresa Barry assumed her new role as Carroll's Dean of Students after a twenty-year tenure at Milwaukee Area Technical College as the Vice President for Student Services. In 1984, Barry received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Rehabilitation Counseling Education. She also received a master's in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from there the very next year. She is expecting to graduate in December as a doctoral candidate in the Educational Policy and Leadership Program at Marquette University. Barry is no stranger to
student affairs. She is bringing plenty of experience in the many fields of student affairs, such as student recruitment, student employment and financial aid. While at MATC, she held several leadership positions. Barry's transition from a technical college to a university has been a smooth one. She has been welcomed by many students, faculty, and staff, who have been more than willing to answer her questions about Carroll. She has also described these people as "open." In fact, she says that it is the people that make the campus as wonderful as it is. Change has come to Carroll during the two months that Barry has been Dean of Students. Public Safety has been
playing a more prominent role on campus, ensuring the safety of the students, faculty, and staff, as well as in the surrounding neighborhood near campus. For instance, Public Safety has started a bike patrol program. Barry does not have many goals for Carroll right now. She just wants the campus to be open and accessible to all students, current and prospective. One way to ensure this is to improve the student affairs section of the Carroll website. Her only advice to the Class of 2013 is to get involved with the many clubs, groups, and organizations that are offered at Carroll. According to Barry, being involved with school activities will ensure success in school and even after graduation.
presumes will take four years to complete. Then we have a second group of students and they are here as exchange.â€? Carroll University has partnered with a number of institutions through which Carroll students can easily choose to study abroad. Carroll students have the opportunity to either study abroad for a semester or to take advantage of the short-term New Cultural Experience Program, NCEP. Katie Cizauskas, International/Study Abroad Advisor, said, â€œWeâ€™re trying to encourage our students to go abroad and share their experiences with others. Those from abroad bring different ideas and perspectives to Carroll.â€? While on campus, the International students find many ways to engage in extracurricular programs and campus life. Running for Student Senate and working at the ITS Lab
are only a couple of activities that occupy freshmen. Azhar Rahman, originally from Pakistan, said, â€œI chose to attend Carroll University for its Business Administration program, and its small class sizes.â€? â€œI enjoy making my own choices at Carroll,â€? sophomore Minh Vu said. â€œI enjoy the independence of being an American college student.â€? Overall, International students are adjusting well and finding interesting ways to get involved at Carroll and have fun. â€œLearning how to play poker was one of the best things I learned in America,â€? Vu said. â€œAny institution thatâ€™s not providing their students the opportunity to gain a diverse perspective is doing their students a great disservice,â€? said Hammett. For more information on International education, contact 262-650-4911.
International students experience Carroll Amanda Palczynski Staff Writer
International and American students alike were warmly welcomed by Carroll University faculty on Wednesday, Sept. 10th at the International and Multicultural Welcome Reception. Students, especially International students, really enjoyed the event. â€œI made new friends and enjoyed great Japanese sushi,â€? Wu Chui Yo, an International student from Hong Kong, noted. International students currently make up 2 percent of the campus, with 18 new International students representing nine countries. â€œInternational students can be classified into two categories,â€? Kathy Hammet, Director of International Education, said. â€œWe have students here who are pursuing their degree that one
Welcome Week brings pros and cons to students Lauren Schmitt Staff Writer
Students participated in numerous Welcome Week activities to celebrate the commencement of another academic year. Welcome Week activities included a performance by a mentalist, Bingo, and Comedy Sportz. These activities enabled freshmen and returning students to meet new people and spend time with friends before classes began. Freshman Catherine Gaggioli saw the mentalist, Chris Carter. â€œI liked the mentalist because it was different than most magic shows,â€? she said. â€œHe had students pick a card and he could tell what color and suit the card was from just by watching the studentsâ€™ body language when he asked questions.â€? â€œMy favorite part of the show was when the mentalist asked audience members to write something on a piece of paper, and he correctly guessed what they wrote,â€? said freshman Rebecca Bagley. Comedy Sportz was once again a huge hit this year. â€œComedy Sportz was very funny because they were good at improvisations,â€? freshman Lauren Doherty said. â€œMy favorite part of the show was
when the comedians made a skit with volunteers from the audience.â€? For students interested in games and dancing, the block party was the place to be. â€œIt had a nice setup. Also, the music and fun games contributed to the block partyâ€™s fun atmosphere,â€? sophomore Jessica Byrd said. Jessica Byrd also attended the Sex Signals event. â€œThey mimicked stereotypical teenagers, and interpreted the differences between the boy and the girl,â€? she said. Welcome Week can be a good opportunity to meet new people, but there are drawbacks. â€œSome of the night shows are not as good to meet new people because you do not talk during them, and you go with people you know,â€? Kilsdonk said. Some students were frustrated they couldnâ€™t see shows, such as Sex Signals, because there was limited seating. â€œI went to Sex Signals but couldnâ€™t get in because it was full. It was sad that some people couldnâ€™t see it because there wasnâ€™t enough room,â€? Gaggioli said. â€œI thought the event should have been held at a larger venue, like Shattuck, instead of the ballroom,â€? junior Jessica Kilsdonk stated. â€œI got there a half hour or forty-five minutes early and the line was already to the door.â€?
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FEATURES Campus Activities Board Kathryn R. Leverence
Staff Writer The Carroll University Campus Activities Board, CAB, plans on organizing numerous exciting events this year. CAB has six different committees made up of CAB members each led by a facilitator. The newest committee is PACE, which stands for Performing And Cultural Entertainment. It is intended to bring cultural awareness to students through the attendance and support of the performing arts. However, the first big event planned by CAB is homecoming, themed this year “Pioneering Through the Decades” and will run Oct. 4 10. Each day of Homecoming week a different era will be featured. According to senior Jill Griffis, facilitator of the Homecoming committee, “It’s going to be the best homecoming yet!” “Homecoming is always fun,” senior Amanda Neumann said. David Demick, president
of CAB, said, “There has been extra effort put into homecoming planning, and we’re even thinking about having fireworks after the big game.” Student organizations are not the only groups that can participate in homecoming. Any students can form their own group, or form a group through their own organization in which they participate. Other exciting events this semester include Mocha Mondays, where a featured performer entertains in the PIT, with hot chocolate and coffee offered to all in attendance, every first Monday of the month starting Oct. 5th. Family Week, Nov. 6 - 7, is yet another event to look forward to this semester. This year’s theme is Hollywood, and the two major highlights include an accapella group, Impulse, and Bingo. CAB will end the semester with an overnight trip to Chicago Nov. 21 - 22 to see Cirque Du Soleil.. The CAB motto is “Get Excited,” and this semester’s events are definitely something to get excited about.
Students utilize the Career Center to find their future Martin A. Pitzer Staff Writer
Students can now follow up on their career and internship aspirations by utilizing Carroll’s Career Center. Numerous services such as career tools, workshops and networking opportunities are constantly offered to both students and alumni to help individuals succeed in their career endeavors. One of the many tools offered at the Career Center is Career Net, which is Carroll University’s job and internship database. “Career Net is a onestop shop that gives students and alumni the skills needed to succeed in the job market, such as resume and cover letter samples, interviewing skills and more,” said Debra Weber, Career Services Advisor in the Career Development. The Career Center will also hold 35 workshops this semester during both the day and evenings to offer career advice and assistance. Students can also schedule an appointment to receive individual help on career planning by a staff member. Aside from developing great skills, students have the ability to search for jobs and internships by networking with about 3,000 successful Carroll Alumni through Career Connect.
“It is a great way for students to start creating those professional relationships,” Weber said. If students really want to get a jump start on networking, Career Services will hold their First Annual Alumni Networking Fair at Second Cup Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This networking opportunity will help students build a professional network with Carroll Alumni for mentoring, internships and even future job opportunities. Approximately 20 alumni will be in attendance to answer questions students may have. According to Weber, students should complete certain aspects of their career planning process each year, beginning freshmen year. “Students should start networking in their freshman year to build a large professional network by graduation because networking takes time,” Weber suggested. During freshman year, students can start with a career module that focuses on career development to help them locate organizations and businesses that interest them. For students undecided about a major, the Career Center has an online assessment program called Focus 2, which is an online career education planning tool that assesses students’ areas of interest, values, skills, personality and leisure with the help of the Career Center staff.
By sophomore year, students should have their resumes started, and continue to update them by highlighting college activities, and organizations they are involved in. “I was not aware of the Career Center, if I knew it was there, I would have used it earlier,” junior Allison Selbo, said. “I will visit the Career Center to see what they have to offer.” Today, for marketability purposes, it is not uncommon for students to start internships their sophomore year, and have two to three internships by graduation. “Experiences are what helps make the student make decisions,” Weber said. When junior year begins, students should be looking for professional associations outside Carroll, so by senior year, students can use Career Services to really search for jobs,or research graduate schools. Keep in mind that the Career Center is not just for full-time students. Jessica Gierszewski, a part-time student, heard about the Career Center, but assumed it was only for full-time students. “I have a job now, but should see how the Career Center can help me market myself better, and start networking in the business world,” Gierszewski, said. For questions, or to make an appointment with Career Services, call 262-524-7624, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Tennis battles for playoff spot H1N1 being monitored Nicole Rouleau by athletic adminstrators Staff Writer
The Carroll University women’s tennis team wasted no time starting their season. They rolled over Wisconsin Lutheran College with a 9-0 victory in their home opener. Head Coach Al Pruefer credits the shutout to a very good preseason and the ability to start practicing five days earlier this year. Going into their match against UW-Steven’s Point, the ladies kept their spirit although they fell to the Pointers 1-8. They put up a good fight but the only one to walk away with a win for the team was freshman Kate Rasmussen who battled in the number three singles spot. Rasmussen went 7-6 (7-2) and pulled it together to shut out her opponent Emily Riordan 6-0. “We tried some new things but I really have to credit their team. We were able to try some new things and some new combinations to prepare for Lawrence”, said Coach Pruefer. The Pointers went on to win four straight and are currently 6-2 overall. The Lady Pioneers did not let that loss slow them down though. They battled their way to victory in their first Midwest Conference match this season at Lawrence University. The team lost to Lawrence last year 2-7 keeping them away from the conference playoffs by one match. It was a team effort to show them this year that they were ready to put up a fight and are not going to back down without the conference title. Freshman Alyssa Larson has been a great new addition to the team. She is playing number one singles and holding her own, taking on some of the top competitors in the Division
Justin Koepsell Editorial Staff
Tennis is 1-1 in conference play with two key match-ups that will determine their playoff chances. Photo by Jessica Williams
III. Larson put up a great fight against Elizabeth Larson who went 20-1 overall last season. Alyssa Larson took the match to a super tiebreaker but ending up falling 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3). Rasmussen once again had a pivotal win for the team in the conference match and then teamed up with Alyssa Larson to really crush Katherine Valde and Elizabeth Byers 8-1 at no. 2 doubles. In one of the most important matches of the season, the Pioneers were ready to face St. Norbert. Coach Pruefer stated, “We already have one in our pocket,” referring to their big win against Lawrence, “we’re coming for the other.” Despite their preparations, the Green Knights showed up to play a tough game. They took the Pioneers 8-1 with the sole win coming from Junior, Elissa McKinley. She dominated her opponent Anna Reardon 6-1, 6-0. Captain Samantha Bachmann took her match to three sets and lost in a super tie breaker 10-7. The Concordia University (WI) Falcons came to town on September 18. The Lady Pios
won five singles matches as they marched to a 7-2 nonconference victory. The following Sunday, Carroll entertained Marian University. In a hotly contested match Carroll was able to emerge triumphant 5-4. The win puts them at 1-1 in Midwest Conference North Division play and 4-2 overall. The Lady Pioneers have the most members this year than they ever have and the players are all pushing each other to have a great season. “The chemistry of the team is really good right now,” Coach Pruefer says, “Little steps lead to big steps. It is still a young season but time will tell.” Being led by Senior and 4th year player Samantha Bachmann, they have an experienced leader to keep them going. As Bachmann finished the season a perfect 130. She is an outstanding player that is surely to contribute to the team’s success this season not only as captain but as a competitor. Though it is early in the season, the Lady Pioneers are ready to take on their competition.
Cross Country off to fast start in 2009 Joshua DeGrasse-Baumann and O’Grady respectively. Staff Writer
Megan O’Grady’s recordbreaking performance and three first place finishes led to two solid rankings for the Carroll University Women’s Cross Country team at the beginning of the season. This success was rivaled by the Men’s Cross Country team as well. O’Grady stole the Tom Barry Invitational hosted by St. Norbert College with her record breaking time of 17:57.00, breaking St. Norbert runner Jenny Scherer’s record by seven seconds. She would respond to this with a first place finish over UW-Oshkosh’s Ayla Mitchell, who won the 5000m Outdoor Track National Championship in May. O’Grady finished with a time of 17:50.94, about twenty-one seconds ahead of Mitchell, finishing with a time of 18:11.18. Both Cross Country teams had impressive starts to the season, finishing in the top four teams in the first two events. The Lady Pioneers lead the way with first and second place team finishes in consecutive events. Carroll’s performance earned both the Men’s and Women’s Midwest Performers of the Week awards, going to AJ Sobrilsky
When asked about O’Grady’s performance to start the season, Coach Shawn Thielitz said “If you’re going to make a statement you make it on the course. You make it in a meet, not in practice, not on Facebook, or anything like that. You make it on the course, and she certainly did make a statement.” In the Tom Barry Invitational the Lady Pioneers finished first of fourteen teams scoring 48 points, twenty-one points ahead of the second place St. Norbert College. Two Lady Pioneers, O’Grady and Kaitlin Daugherty, finished in the top five. The men scored 79 points for second place, thirty-seven points behind St. Norbert College’s 42. Sobrilsky finished behind St. Norbert Alumni’s Jeff Pentek, placing Sobrilsky as the first collegiate runner to finish. He was the only Pioneer to finish in the top five, but the first of two, before Ryan Hanus, to finish in the top ten. The second event of the season, Carroll’s own Pioneer Invitational, saw the Women place second trailing first place UW-Oshkosh by twenty-three points. Both O’Grady and Daugherty finished in the top ten. O’Grady would earn her second consecutive Midwest Conference
Performer of the Week award for her performance. The men finished with a score of 76, twelve points behind the Illinois Institute of Technology, and sixty points behind UWOshkosh, who finished in first. The top ten was dominated by UW-Oshkosh, having nine of ten spots go to Titan runners. Sobrilsky finished fifth and managed to prevent the Titans from taking all of the first nine spots in the race. The third event of the season saw both teams drop in the standings as the women placed fourth of ten, and the men finished eighth out of nine. O’Grady, again, finished in first place for the Lady Pioneers, but she would be the only Carroll runner to finish in the top twenty. The Lady Pioneers finished with a score of 108, sixteen points behind third place UW-Whitewater. The men ran without three of their top five and finished with a score of 235, ten points out of seventh place. The first Carroll runner was Hanus, who finished in the fifty-fifth spot. Both Cross Country teams return to action on September 25, where they will participate in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational in Davenport, Iowa.
When the volleyball team takes the Ted Baker Court on Wednesday for the first time this year there will be something noticeably missing from the match. Due to a measure from the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Committee there will be no pregame handshake by the teams at the net. It will be another subtle reminder of the cloud far off in the distance but still has the potential to shut down the athletic events Carrolls’ or any campus participates in. It is a situation that Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL knows all too well. Their Sept. 5th football home opener with Clark Atlanta University was cancelled when 37 athletes came down with flu like symptoms. It is one of three athletic events cancelled because of fears of H1N1. Tulane University’s women’s volleyball team decided to not travel to Bluejay Invitational in Omaha, NE on Aug. 28th and 29th. St. Leo University’s women’s soccer team cancelled two games on Sept. 4th and 5th. While the threat currently appears minimal, novel H1N1 flu virus commonly known as “swine flu” still has athletic administrators on alert for a possible outbreak on a campus near them. With students living in close proximity to each other and not always leading the healthiest lifestyles a college campus is an optimum place for the flu to spread. “To this magnitude that affects all of athletics I don’t remember something like this before,” said Midwest Conference Commissioner Chris Graham. “The last time we cancelled sporting events in our conference due to external forces was 9/11 when we cancelled all athletic events for the following weekend.” The NCAA has links to the Center of Disease Control and the World Health Organization to help monitor schools and conference to monitor the situation. The individual sports committees at the NCAA are also
sending out emails with sportspecific precautions and rules such as the volleyball pregame handshake mentioned above. The Midwest Conference has also taken charged in this situation with its Policy Regarding Disclosure of Infectious Disease. This is may be the first true time the policy may be implemented. “The policy was started after the Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) outbreak two years ago,” said Carroll University Athletic Director Kris Jacobsen. The policy states it will not be put into action until there are three diagnosed cases inside a fourteenday window. At that point the school will notify the conference of the situation and prevention steps that are necessary to limit the spread. Individuals do not need to be named in the report but involved sport(s) and date of confirmed diagnosis does. The policy ensures a sharing of information between the athletic department, the athletic training staff and the health services department at the individual school along with all of the schools in the conference. “It probably won’t happen but we have prepared for the worst case scenario,” said Graham. “We also have tiebreakers that will handle almost all situations if an imbalanced conference schedule needs to occur (due to teams cancelling games). And if they don’t, we will consult with the athletic directors, faculty representatives and college presidents to determine the fairest thing to do.” While it is not foreseen that conference championships would be affected there are plans in place if they are needed, according to Graham. “We would do what is in the best interest of the most student athletes.” “Generally the biggest thing with this or any infection is encouraging studentathletes to take care of them themselves using hand sanitizers when they can and using good hygiene,” said Jacobsen.
Golf golfs through fall Justin Koepsell Editorial Staff
With the start of fall just around the corner, the Carroll University Golf team started its fall season and is in preparation mode as the Midwest Conference Championship in Rockford, Illinois. is right around the corner. The women’s season started at the highly competitive UWEau Claire Invitational. The bronze medalist team from last year’s national championship, Gustavus Adolphus College, stole the show winning the meet with a final score of 630. The Lady Pioneers ended up 13th of the 21 teams with a final two day score of 723. Sophomore Brittany Puta put up the low score for Carroll carding a 90 day one followed by an 88. The second weekend of competition sent the Lady Pios to UW-Oshkosh where they finished second in the seven team invitational. UW-Whitewater won the meet with a final score
of 687, twenty shots ahead of Carroll. Puta was once again the top golfer for Carroll as she tied for third with a two day score of 170. Ripon College hosted the first meet of the year for the men. The women also participate in this competition. Carroll came home with both team championships paired alongside both individual championships won by Sophomore Sam Luedtke and Freshman Angelina Parrinello. The men won the meet by twenty-two strokes over Lakeland College after shooting a two round score of 618. Luedtke shot a 71 followed by a 73 to claim top linksman. On the women’s side, the Lady Pios scored 722 for a thirty shot win over the hosts. Parrinello shot a two day total of 174 for medalist honors. The women will have one final meet this upcoming weekend at UW-Platteville before heading to Rockford Oct. 2-4 for the conference championship.
Women’s Soccer cruises through first part of season Ethan Schuh Staff Writer
Since the beginning of the soccer season, the Carroll girls’ team has been showing its skills. Forward Kendell Uttech and Outside-Mid Liz Melcher started off the season strong by scoring the first two goals in a 2-0 win on September 1st against Aurora University. Keeper and Captain Ashlee Reinke had four saves on the night to maintain a first game shutout. “Aurora was a good game for us because they are a tough, athletic team that is picked to be at the top of their conference,” said Coach Jason Bretzmann. “Last year we lost to them 0-1.” The next game was a blowout with Carroll stomping on Marian University with an 8-1 win on September 6th. The scoring was shared in this game with Amanda Leach leading the way by producing a three goal game off the bench and Captain Callender with another two goals to add to the impressive lead. On September 8, goalkeeper Reinke was named as the Midwest Conference player of the week. One day later on September 9, Reinke and her strong supporting defense produced their second shutout of the season with a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Goals were scored once again by Kendell Uttech, Liz Melcher, and Callender. On September 12th, Carroll traveled to Kalamazoo College in Michigan where Kelly Blenner
started off the game right by scoring early into the first half. Carroll went all the way into a second overtime but ended up with a 1-1 tie. Four days later Carroll traveled to Carthage College for a non-conference match-up. Uttech scored in the 66th minute to send the game to overtime. In the bonus time Uttech got another goal giving Carroll a 2-1 victory. Starting off the season outscoring their opponents 163, with a 4-0-1 record, Carroll is showing the conference their strength. Coach Bretzmann said, “I think we’re off to a good start. Being ranked #6 in the region is an honor for our players, but there is a lot of season left. We have to maintain what we’ve done and build on it throughout the long season ahead.” “You haven’t seen anything yet!” said left-defender Liana Foreman. Forward Uttech added,“We have definitely earned some respect in our conference.” Earlier in the preseason Carroll was voted by league coaches to win the Midwest Conference. “It will be our job to prove those coaches right.” said Coach Bretzmann. “It’s a big honor,” said Foreman, “especially since we didn’t win last year.” When asked if it affects the way they play, Foreman said that it puts pressure on them to deliver, but they are ready to show the other teams what they can do. When asked what makes this team different, Coach Bretzmann said, “The current team has the
Kelly Blenner chases down a ball against MSOE. The women’s soccer team is 4-0-1 with a win over regionally ranled Aurora University. Photo by Eva Damian
most individual talent that I’ve seen at Carroll and it goes very deep. We have very talented players coming off the bench to get a lot of playing time. It’s a complete team effort.” After losing only one starter from last year, Foreman and Uttech discussed the team chemistry. “This year we have 10 of 11 starters returning,” said Uttech.
“I think that this year we have more experience playing with each other and that leads to good chemistry. Everyone, starting or not, wants to play and pushes each other,” said Foreman. Uttech and Foreman discussed how last year left a bad taste in their mouths when they won their Conference tournament, but were unable to
win the conference or to get out of the first round in the NCAA tournament. “This year,” Uttech said, “we need to win conference and the conference tournament and we need to get out of the first round in the NCAA tournament.” Judging on their past four games it looks as if Carroll may be on that track to do just that.
on Sept. 15th that Andy Prentice broke the all time leading goal record at Carroll University against Millikin. On this accolade Prentice said, “I think that kind of record just kind of shows I had good teammates to play with the last four years... they make it easy for me.” If the game against Millikin gave Carroll some confidence, then the game at Marian would have increased it tenfold. Controlling the match in a dominant display that gave Carroll 18 shots on goal compared to Marian’s 4, shows that the final score of 3-0 was unkind to the hosting Marian squad. Carroll’s first game at home this season drew a large crowd, who were hardly disappointed by the starting eleven as they started out aggressively. Carroll’s biggest problem was not overcoming the Wisconsin Lutheran defense, but the referee’s poor decisions hampered a majority of their attacks. Thankfully the referee gave a decision in Carroll’s favor, awarding a penalty with eleven minutes remaining, which Craig Carlson slotted away. Justin Gerhartz was inspirational coming off the substitutes bench in the second half as Carroll won 1-0. Carroll’s sixth game of the season was against Milwaukee School of Engineering, which proved to be a closer game, at least on the stats sheet. Unlike the last few games the total shots
on goal were much closer: 18 to 9. Carroll managed to capitalize on their chances winning 3-0, with goals coming from Marc Hietpas, Craig Carlson and substitute Cam Schubert. The following day Carroll hosted Maranatha Baptist Bible College. Carlson scored in the second minute. CU controlled the rest of the game winning 2-0 extending their winning streak to five games to continue their fantastic start to the season. Despite the cautious optimism issued from the Coach, there is a real air of confidence about this young team lead by a core group of older players. Prentice commented that despite having a relatively new squad “... our team chemistry is so strong and we are out there busting for each other, the freshmen came in and are doing a really good job.” Following such a strong start to the season,Carroll ranked eighth in the most recent North Region NSCAA poll. A realistic goal would be a return to the NCAA tournament upon the conclusion of the Midwest Conference season. Up next for the Pioneers is an important North Region battle at number six regionally ranked UW-Whitewater. The game kicks off at 7p.m. They return home for their Midwest Conference opener against Lake Forest on September 30 at 7:30p.m.
Men’s Soccer battles through tough nonconference foes Stephen Thurgood Staff Writer
Following record setting years Carroll University, Men’s Soccer has started the new season 5-0-2 despite losing ten seniors from last years squad; five of those were four year starters. For Coach Rick Mobley, the preseason is time to fine tune the squads performance in order for the Men’s Soccer team to be firing on all cylinders by Sept. 30th, when the Midwest Conference season starts. In an interview with Coach Mobley he expressed enthusiasm for the current season; “If we can stay healthy, and we continue to improve as we’ve already done in the first two weeks of the season then we will be a tough team to beat.” Despite tying their first two games against Concordia University and Illinois Wesleyan University, they have since recorded three commanding victories against Millikin University, Marian University and Wisconsin Lutheran College. Andy Prentice has scored four goals in four games, with help from fellow striker Marc Hietpas and winger Jordan Wickman. The Men’s Soccer team had some teething problems tying with Concordia 3-3 (2OT). They let in two goals in the final five minutes of the match and star forward Andy Prentice
The Men’s Soccer team is 5-0-2 and looking for a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Photo by Jessica Williams
was sent off in the final minute of the match. However, they adapted well to hold off the onslaught that would inevitably come from being a man down. Despite missing Andy Prentice in this game due to suspension, Carroll had a solid performance against an established national caliber Division III squad, Illinois Wesleyan. Tying the game 2-2 (2OT) “...[to] play them as well as we did on their home field...was extremely impressive,” said Coach Mobley.
Andy Prentice’s return aided a Carroll performance that frustrated their opponent Millikin, emerging victorious 4-0. The most impressive fact about this victory is that Millikin share the same conference as Illinois Wesleyan and despite Millikin having some “...really nice players, we got the first goal and started to frustrate them. Once you get a team frustrated bad things start to happen,” commented Coach Mobley. Coach Mobley announced
Football stumbles out of the 2009 starting gate
Overall: 1-2 Conference: 1-1 T-5th in MWC
The Carroll University football team came into the 2009 season with high expectations. They returned three all-conference players on defense and four on offense from last year’s 7-3 squad, their best record since 1993. Those three losses came to Monmouth College, Ripon College, and St. Norbert College; finishing first, second, and third in the MWC respectively. With Monmouth and St. Norbert making the trip to Schneider Stadium, Carroll started the season as legitimate conference championship contenders. Carroll kicked off their 2009 season visiting North Park University. Although the Pioneers crushed the Vikings 55-14 in last year’s matchup, North Park did not allow a similar result. The Pioneers were defeated 17-10 after their offense was held scoreless in the second half accumulating only 89 yards of offense and converting only one of seven third down conversions. Team captain and allconference tackle Axel Willing said: “A lot of guys were shocked and in a bit of disbelief to our start, and we just tried to move beyond that game. The practices coming up to Beloit were pretty up-beat, and we were confident going into the game”. Despite their efforts to get back on track, fate would prove to be unkind once again. After being tied 7-7 at the end of the first quarter, Beloit scored 18 unanswered points to cruise to a 25-7 victory over Carroll. “They were much more experienced and had a lot more confidence than we were used to seeing in the past. After our tie in the first quarter they just kept going while in earlier years they would have folded it up and quit. But they knew they were a good team and they were ready to go” said Willing. Facing the threat of starting the season 0-3, the Pioneers came out in their home opener with something to prove against Grinnell College. Carroll started out strong, getting the first two scores of the game to make it 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Their offense then stalled which gave Grinnell time to take the lead 21-14 late in the third quarter. It only took Carroll one play to respond with a 60 yard touchdown run by Joe Beckstrand to tie the game. The defense then stood tough on Grinnell’s next possession to get Carroll the ball back late in the third. Chris Casper connected with Tyler Ostrander for a 26 yard touchdown pass to take the lead 28-21 with 13:52 to go in the fourth. The defense then stood tough to hold Grinnell scoreless for the rest of the game to clinch the victory for the Pioneers. With the win, the Pioneers have a 1-2 record overall and 1-1 in conference play. Their next game kicks off at 1pm against defending conference champion Monmouth at home.
// SPORTS WIRE
Sept. 26 vs. Monmouth 1PM Oct. 3 @ Ripon 1PM
MEN’S SOCCER /STANDINGS
UPCOMING GAMES Sept. 22 @ UW-Whitewater
7PM Sept. 30 vs. Lake Forest 7:30PM Oct. 3 @ Lawrence 12:30PM
WOMEN’S SOCCER /STANDINGS
UPCOMING GAMES Sept. 23 @ UW-Whitewater
7PM Sept. 27 vs. Ripon 2PM Sept. 30 vs. Lake Forest 5PM
Overall: 8-8 UPCOMING GAMES
Sept. 24 vs. Wisconsin Lutheran 7PM Sept. 26 @ Lawrence Triangular 11AM & 1PM Oct. 2 vs. Illinois College 6PM Oct. 3 vs. Monmouth 1PM Photos by George Pappamichiel and Jessica Williams.
Volleyball mixes rookies and veterans Justin Koepsell Editorial Staff After missing the Midwest Conference Tournament in 2008, the Carroll University volleyball team is gunning to make it back with a core of seasoned veterans and a strong group of newcomers. “We have to be quick off the start,” said Head Coach Annie Glieber. “We have to connect and be able to pass the ball consistently.” Through the first few weeks of the season the Lady Pioneers have been able to do that against tough competition starting the year 8-8. The season started at the Ripon College Quadrangular. After losing the first game to Milwaukee School of Engineering, Carroll rallied off three straight wins to take the match. Heather Kulibert led the way with 13 kills and 14 digs. In the second match the orange and blue swept Edgewood College 3-0. A trip to Milwaukee for the Wisconsin Lutheran College Invitational was up next for Carroll They suffered their first loss of the year dropping a 1-3 deci-
sion to North Central College. Kulibert had 35 digs in the losing effort. The second match put them back in the left hand ledger as they defeated the University of Minnesota-Morris in a sweep. On day two of the invite, Carroll beat North Central University three games to none. In the finale the Lady Pios played the hosts and were swept out of the gym losing all three games in the match finishing the invite with a 2-2 record. Kulibert was named to the All-Tournament team. Carroll headed back to Milwaukee for a midweek triangular at Milwaukee School of Engineering. The Lady Pios were unkind guests as they beat the hosts 3-1. In the second match with Concordia University (WI), the orange team pushed the Falcons to fifth and final game but came up short 10-15. The following weekend Gleiber sent her team to UWOshkosh for the Pizza Hut Classic to face some of the best teams in the Midwest. They opened with the #3 nationally ranked hosts. The Lady Pios were victim number 17 in the
Titans impressive home winning streak as the match ended 3-0. The night cap of day had old conference rival Augustana sweeping the Lady Pios 3-0. Day two of the Pizza Classic pitted Carroll against conference rival St. Norbert College and Elmhurst College. St. Norbert won the first two games and held on for a 3-1 win to dip Carroll’s record to below .500 for the first time this year. In the finale Elmhurst College pulled away for 3-1 win. “[The tougher competition] definitely helps down the road,” said Coach Glieber. “ I wanted them to get a feel for what the competition can be.” On Friday Carroll traveled back to Ripon for the Red Hawks’ Invitational. Day one gave the Lady Pios wins over Lawrence University and Martin Luther College. The Vikings were toppled 3-1 and the Knights were beaten 3-2. The next day Carroll beat the hosts 3-1 and lost the final match 1-3 to Central College. The Lady Pios play their first home game against Wisconsin Lutheran College Thursday at 7p.m.
CROSS COUNTRY UPCOMING MEETS
Sept. 25 Brissman-Lundeen Invitational @ Augustana Oct. 3 Sean Earl Invitational @ Loyola
WOMEN’S TENNIS /STANDINGS
Overall: 4-2 Conference: 1-1 3rd in MWC-North UPCOMING GAMES
Sept. 22 vs. Ripon 3:30PM Sept. 26 @ Knox 9AM Sept. 26 @ Monmouth 1PM Oct. 2 @ Beloit 3:30PM
WOMEN’S GOLF UPCOMING MEETS
Sept. 26-27 @ UW-Platteville Invitational Oct. 2-4 Midwest Conference Championships in Rockford