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Katherine Jamtgaard looks at the latest Blockbuster hit, “Thor: The Darkworld.”

Columnist Corey Cooling questions the usage of ethanol in Iowa and the U.S.

The men’s basketball team beat the Coe College Kohawks, Monday evening.

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Alumni bring character to UNI KATHERINE JAMTGAARD Staff Writer

Roxanne Heimann knew she wanted to make the Cedar Valley her home in 2005 when she received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Northern Iowa. She returned for a master’s degree in 2007 before establishing her family in Dike. “The Cedar Valley is a fantastic place to live and raise a family,” Heimann said. “I love the environment here.” Today, Heimann is one of 635 alumni currently working at UNI and one of about 12,000 UNI alumni currently residing in Black Hawk County. More than 18,000 alumni also live in the Cedar Valley area, according to the UNI Alumni Association. Heimann is a full-time adjunct instructor in the communications department. “I’m like a unicorn, because by definition, we are not supposed to exist.

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Madsen and Findley reflect on semester JORDAN AUNE

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Roxanne Heimann speaks about teaching at UNI as an alumni on Nov. 8.

Adjuncts are supposed to teach an occasional class or two ... I have four per semester and have the entire time I’ve worked here,” Heimann

said. Heimann has worked at UNI for 10 years. She married Josh Heimann, also a 2005 UNI graduate,

and together they have two children, Grady, 5, and Kingsley, 3.

Looking at photos of Barack Obama today and comparing them to those from his days as a senator is a telling indicator of the stress he goes through as president of the United States. One would be hard pressed to spot any grey hair or stress lines on University of Northern Iowa Student Gover nment President Thomas Madsen and Vice President Blake Findley. However, their jobs have taken a toll nonetheless. “It’s rewarding, but time consuming and challenging,” Madsen said. “We’ve done a lot and look forward to accomplishing more.” With the fall semester coming to a close, Madsen and Findley took time to reflect on what has been a busy 3 ½ months.

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Veterans kick off first ball CORREY PRIGEON Staff Writer

Light gleamed off the medals of various veterans and patrons who were dressed to impress for the University of Northern Iowa Veterans Association’s first annual Veterans Ball on Monday in the Commons Ballroom. Master of ceremonies Molly Skovronski welcomed members of the audience as the event began, including the Director of the Center for Multicultural Education Michael Blackwell and keynote speaker President William Ruud. “I thought it was awesome. I thought it was absolutely fantastic,” said Ruud. “Plus, it was fun.” At about 6 p.m., attendees were ushered into the Slife Ballroom to dine. The American flag, the Iowa

flag and UNI’s flag were all featured prominently onstage. Next to the stage was a table with one lit candle to commemorate service members captured as prisoners of war or missing in action. While dinner was served, Blackwell spoke about the importance of recognizing the varied culture of veterans. Shortly after, Ruud rose to the stage to give his speech. He gave advice to returning veterans on transitioning into civilian life as a former army officer. “I really liked Ruud’s speech; it was probably the best,” said Theo Blankers, senior leisure, youth and human services major. The event was part of UNI’s ongoing effort to support incoming veterans on campus. Other exam-

ples of these efforts include the campus’ Military and Veterans Center in the student involvement center, according to Military and Veterans Student Services Coordinator Julia Heuer. “This year everything came together,” said Heuer. “(It) is a testament to all the work our military and veteran students have been doing on campus.” The UNIVA hopes to put the event on annually to show people on-campus an aspect of the military life they don’t often see, according to UNIVA Vice Chairman Alex Mackay. “The hope is that we have laid the groundwork to give the UNI community some exposure to a part of military culture most don’t know about — the way we celebrate,” said Mackay.  See VETERANS, page 2

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The University of Northern Iowa throws their first Veterans Ball Nov. 11 in the Commons Ballroom.


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“A lot of things we’ve been working on weren’t even considered on our initial platform,” Madsen said. “I feel like a lot of the stuff we’ve been doing is more of the stepping stones to accomplishing things later in this semester and next semester.” One of the issues that Madsen has been devoting much of his time to is the Panther Shuttle. The free bus service runs Monday through Friday and is utilized by many UNI students, but funding has been an issue in the past. “We’re getting all three apartment complexes (Hillcrest, University Mills and Campus Courts) on contracts to financially support the Panther Shuttle,” Madsen said. “We’ve got the groundwork laid out for that; we have the contracts made. We’re kind of hashing out all of the final things that we need to get done. It will be interesting to see how it works out.” Findley has been busy with his own agenda. Many of the issues he’s currently working on deal with the academic lives of UNI students. “I’ve met with all of the

deans to talk about how important teaching is to students and what NISG can do to show that we support that,” Findley said. Some things he’s been taking care of include the new student assessments and serving on a student engagement panel with faculty, which will occur again next semester, Findley said. One of the main components of Madsen and Findley’s initial campaign platform was accessibility and transparency in NISG. Both agreed that they’ve tried to emphasize that in all of their work with the student body. “Tom and I have met with 10-15 student organizations to talk about the things we’ve been working on,” said Findley. “We’re asking for input from them too, to see what we could be working on.” Roundtable discussions with student organizations are an integral part of Madsen and Findley’s push for NISG involvement. “Too many times NISG has continued to say, ‘Hey, we have an open door policy, come talk to us,’” Madsen said. “But knowing college students, student government is usually the last thing on a student’s

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mind. This is our way of basically going to students and asking the questions instead of expecting them to come to us.” Despite the amount of work their jobs require, the president and vice president are pleased with the way things have gone. “This is one of the most valuable experiences of our lives,” Findley said. Madsen likened his time in NISG to a student taking a test. “You’re struggling studying for the test, but after you take it you feel like you really accomplished something,” Madsen said. Both were grateful to be given the chance for influential roles at UNI and had few regrets about their positions. “UNI has given us so much; they’ve helped us grow and mature,” Madsen said. “This is the best possible way to give back.”

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In the Nov. 12 issue of the Northern Iowan, the article “Obamacare could affect student hours” has some inaccuracies. Currently, UNI is looking into changing the number of student hours, but this is not an effect of the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, the second line of the story states “ACA won’t impact the number of students employed by the university … ” Instead of students employed, it should be “student jobs.” Also, in the third paragraph, it reads, “Byers said the average student works 9.3 hours a week.” The line should specify that Byers said “UNI undergraduate students currently work on campus an average of 9.3 hours a week …” Lastly, some of Byers’s emailed quotes should also be associated with Joyce Morrow, director of student financial aid.


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Ethanol is not the fuel for a sustainable future COREY COOLING

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As Iowans, we can be proud of the recent progress our state has made in regard to expanding the use of alternative energies. Even if they don’t accept the science behind climate change, most can agree that reducing the use of fossil fuel saves Iowans money and reduces dependence on foreign oil. Iowa is one of the top wind producers in the country, and the expanding wind industry continues to create jobs all over the state. However, there is one product we should not be as proud of. I’m talking about a product you likely have been using for years with no idea what it is, where it comes from or how it got here. It’s everybody’s favorite homegrown energy source: Ethanol. The moment you choose your fuel type, it has more of an impact than you might think. Most of the time, you can choose between regular gas and an ethanol blend. You’ll notice that almost every time, the ethanol blend is at least 10-20 cents cheaper a gallon. You might even vaguely remember hearing that E85, which stands for 85 percent ethanol, is produced in Iowa and is better for the environment. Good choice, right? Not so fast. While you might save money that day for picking the cheaper fuel, you lose money in the long term.

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Ethanol has less chemical energy than regular gasoline. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency published a study showing that normal ethanol blends of 15 percent cut mileage by 5 percent, and E85 cuts mileage by 25-30 percent. For E85 to be comparable to regular gasoline at $3.50 per gallon, it would have to be almost a dollar cheaper per gallon. This problem is compounded by large subsidies given to ethanol producers to make their product more competitive with gasoline. Without those subsidies, ethanol would actually cost more

than gasoline. 
 It’s true that the U.S. is the world’s leading producer of ethanol. Most U.S. produced ethanol is made from corn, grown right here in the Midwest.But that doesn’t make ethanol an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline. The production of ethanol requires a large amount of electricity, and many ethanol companies rely on coal to run their plants. A study done by Stanford showed that when the production and consumption are taken into account, ethanol is similar or worse for the environment than gasoline.

A recent study found that ethanol crops are accelerating erosion as landowners push the limits of our soil. 
While ethanol seems to be in line with the recent trend towards making our society more sustainable, it is not the fuel of the future. The cars of tomorrow aren’t going to run on combustion engines, and ethanol is only a temporary solution to a long term problem. Nobody is sure what the impact of climate change will be, but be sure that there will be an impact if we don’t change the way our society consumes and pollutes. 


Corn ethanol should go. There are ways to produce ethanol other than from corn, like sugar cane. In Brazil, they shifted a sizeable chunk of their fossil fuel consumption to ethanol in the early 90s. Producing sugar cane ethanol actually does net less pollution than gasoline, and it is less expensive to produce. Naturally, Brazilian ethanol is slapped with a 75 centper-gallon import tax so that U.S. producers of ethanol can have a market advantage. I understand that Iowa’s economy does benefit from ethanol use and production, but at what cost?

Diversity workshop shares important message LAURA HEBBELN hebbelnl @uni.edu

This week, I attended a diversity workshop hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Campus Coalition Builders in the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union. The workshop lasted from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it was a chance for students, professors and faculty from UNI to get

together and discuss diversity. The workshop took an approach I had not anticipated. Rather than talking about how to accept diversity in others, most of our time was spent realizing and appreciating our personal stories. Later on, we were told that in order to see a shift in attitude toward diversity in our society, we first must learn to understand and accept our own diversity. This was an important lesson for me to learn because I realized that

... if I don’t embrace myself, I can’t begin to embrace others for who they are.

before the workshop, I was not accepting myself for who I am. I often hide the fact that I was raised in the Roman Catholic faith when religion is brought up in class discussions because I am afraid of being stereotyped as close-minded and judgmental. But at the workshop, I learned that I need to embrace who I am and the experiences that I have had, because if I don’t embrace myself, I can’t begin to embrace others for who they are. I would highly recommend this workshop to

all members of the UNI community. Sensitivity to diversity is important for all professions in our global world. The next workshop is Dec. 5. It is a great opportunity to make connections with others in the UNI community and to learn about diversity and how to shift our ways of thinking.

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MOVIE REVIEW

‘Thor: The Dark World’ adds twists to tale KATHERINE JAMTGAARD Film Critic

Fresh from saving New York with his Avengers buddies, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to Asgard in director Alan Taylor’s “Thor: The Dark World” to deal with a new threat: Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), an elf of the darkness. Backed by his Asgardian friends and reunited with his mortal love, Thor embarks on a mission to destroy the Aether, a weapon that has the power to destroy all nine realms when they are lined up for the convergence. Like any other superhero movie, “Thor” lives up to the standards of intense battle scenes, utter destruction of city property and humorous moments scattered throughout. And, of course, there was the inevitable Stan Lee cameo. As a Marvel movie and as a sequel, “Thor: The Dark World” tied in with past, and perhaps future, Marvel productions. I feel that superhero movies can be rather repetitive: an evil arises from some sort of elusive darkness and a single person or group of people rise to the challenge to protect inno-

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) faces a new threat in “Thor: The Dark World,” directed by Alan Taylor.

cent lives or significant others. Destruction ensues during the initial battle scene and the hero walks away not quite victorious – something doesn’t sit quite right with them. Then, after some deliberation, the hero crafts a foolproof victory plan that unfolds flawlessly during the final battle. There are times when the final battle doesn’t

go as planned, but everything works out and Earth (or whatever planet needed saving) is safe. Knowing this is how the story will unfold, we are still fascinated and drawn to these superhero movies. They give us something to believe in, something to look up to and say, “I want to be heroic, too.” Even with the predictability

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of a superhero flick, “Thor” has some game-changing scenes that manage to punch the viewer in the gut and say, “You thought that happened but you were wrong.” This is especially true with the character Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The recent Marvel movies have also surprised viewers with little details that become impor-

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I think it’s a good attempt to raise enrollment, but as a student I already go here, so you don’t need to recruit me. I think they should try recruiting outside the state to increase out-of-state students.

I actually like the ads. I feel like it’s pretty accurate to UNI. We have a lot going on. We’re a small university but we have a lot things that we’re known for.”

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tant in another hero’s story. I always have to tell myself to stay in my seat until the bonus clip after the first few credits because it hints at more to the story than what was presented in the film itself. I have to say, Marvel does a quality job on their movies. “Thor: The Dark World” is a prime example. Worlds once perceived in one’s imagination become vibrant and lively on the big screen, appearing as authentically as the world we live in. No detail seems out of place; the costuming is consistent and appropriate for the setting and the unearthly creatures are detailed down to every stone or scale. And when Malekith spoke in an alien tongue, I wondered how people came up with an alien language, assigning real words to such strange sounds and matching them up with captions. There was also an abundance of advanced technology we probably won’t see anytime in the near future. If you like chiseled fellows with flowing locks and deep voices protecting nine realms with their crazy warrior skills and a magic hammer, this would be your movie.


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Amy Mohr, associate director of Alumni Relations, said UNI alumni add a necessary element to the university. “They love the institution, and I think it’s probably because we all really enjoy the opportunity to give back to our current students and give back to our alma mater,” Mohr said. The university has several programs to ensure alumni have a chance to stay connected with UNI. The university’s Alumni Association encourages alumni members to interact with each other and has been active for 133 years. Connecting Alumni To Students, a student organization affiliated with the Alumni Association, is going on its sixth year of establishment. The organizations join together to host several events throughout each school year to reach out to alumni. “We do alumni events across the country, but also we do a lot of events on campus,” Mohr said. The association holds activities in the Cedar Valley, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, the three areas in Iowa that are home to the most alumni. Activities include game viewing parties, networking events and receptions with speakers from UNI. On campus, 50th reunions and affinity reunions are celebrated. “Affinity reunions are based on how alumni were involved when they were on campus, such as the marching band, sororities/fraternities, resident assistants, academic departments, etc.,” said Mohr. Alumni are encouraged to return for special events, including athletic events and fine arts programs. Homecoming, which is the biggest draw according to Mohr, usually occurs in October. Though Mohr didn’t know exactly how many alumni returned this year, she estimated that 2,250 alumni appeared at their tailgating event. “I think that’s a time that a lot of people have used as their reason to come back,” Mohr said. “It’s a great opportunity where friends can just plan on that every year to reunite with each other. And they know that a lot of their friends will be on campus to see.” Mohr said the top four cities with the most UNI alumni are the Minneapolis area, Chicago, Phoenix and Kansas City, Mo. “I would like to live in a place that is more progressive and less culturally homogeneous than Iowa,” said senior philosophy and Spanish double major Stef McGraw. She would like to work for a nonprofit organization associated with social activism. Most of these types of jobs are located throughout the east coast instead of in Iowa, she said. David Pope, senior political

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Top UNI alumni populations across the country: 1. Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. 2. Chicago 3. Phoenix and Kansas City, Mo. (tied)

communication major, plans to use his major for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality or economic justice. “There are fewer opportunities around here than in larger cities such as Des Moines, Chicago and the like. If I could find fulfilling employment in the area, I wouldn’t be opposed to it, but I expect to move to a more metropolitan area in search of a wider array of opportunities,” Pope said. A student’s major is a deciding factor on where they locate after college, but the Cedar Valley remains home for many. “Our families are here, but (I love) just the overall feel of it. I love the size, I love that there is always something fun going on,” Heimann said. “I love working for UNI. It seems that everyone is able to find their niche if they take the time to look. UNI has a fantastic reputation and is recognized on the national level often, something not a lot of other small to midsized schools can claim. And it’s not just the university but the community as a whole.”

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UNI cruises past Coe COLE BAIR

Sports Writer

The I-380 rivalry was in full force Monday evening at the McLeod Center when the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team faced the Coe College Kohawks of Cedar Rapids. Halfway into the first half, the Panthers had a 22-21 lead, but a 23-5 run in the final eight minutes of the half put the game into cruise control early for the Panthers. UNI recorded only eight fastbreak points and were not able to “force the action,” according to UNI head coach Ben Jacobson. The game went to the bench players over halfway into the second half, allowing 13 Panthers to receive playing time. Senior Chip Rank scored a career-high 18 points in the win. “I like the guys we’re playing with. We find each other for open shots. We’re just comfortable. Everyone is cool with everyone shooting and we’re very confident in each other,” said Rank. The Panther bench outscoring the Kohawk bench 57-21 during their extended minutes. Junior forward Marvin Singleton grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in his 19 minutes.

Second half rally results in win

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Jeremy Morgan (left) and Chip Rank (right) combined for 25 points in UNI’s victory over Coe College. The Panther bench outscored the Kohawk bench 57-21.

Junior forward Nate Buss and freshman forward Ted Friedman each fouled out. Friedman was whistled for his fifth foul with just over 10 minutes remaining in the contest. Including the preseason, it’s the second time the freshman has fouled out. Forward Seth Tuttle was held to just four points in the win. Tuttle has now scored 10 points in two games after he totaled six points against Ohio University.

“(Tuttle) was disappointed in Saturday’s game. He really was,” said Jacobson. “He has played well enough and he has the respect of his teammates because of how well he’s played and the personality he’s got and his competitiveness. He knows he’s moving into more of a leadership role and that is an adjustment for players. “What I told him this morning is that he needs to leave his thought process and he needs

to really compete. He’s shown time and again how hard he is to deal with when he’s playing at a highly competitive level. That’s the easy and the simple answer: Push everything aside and be really competitive.” The Panthers (1-1) will be back in action Saturday afternoon when they travel to Fairfax, Va., for a matchup against the George Mason University Patriots at 3 p.m.

OPINION

Big differences between hazing and bullying in locker rooms Bullying is a root of evil, typically created out of fear or some kind of redirected anger

BEN LLOYD

Sports Columnist

If you’ve turned on your TV lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Richie Incognito, an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins who was linked to a severe claim of bullying after teammate Justin Martin quit due to Incognito’s alleged persistent and vulgar bullying. If you’ve been following this story, you’ve heard some of the details about Incognito’s recent and former acts related to bullying. While bullying has taken center stage, the question is: where does hazing fit into all of this, if at all? The answer is it doesn’t. The things Incognito has been linked to doing to Martin, former teammates and acquaintances are unforgivable and wrong. He should have to serve his suspension and he should be ridiculed and known as a dirty player and poor

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Richie Incognito (above) has made headlines for allegedly harassing teammate Justin Martin.

teammate, because the things he has done don’t fit the category of hazing. I’ve been hazed before as a member of various football teams, and I was told it was a rite of passage and I moved on with it. To be honest, I never saw the harm in hazing, as long as it’s done the right way. For example, I once was on a team that required every member to partake in a talent show the team hosted to kick off every season. Most of the acts in the

talent show were awkward and consisted of teammates standing onstage trying not to make fools of themselves. Although this humility was gruesome, it forced us to become more comfortable with one another. The Incognito scandal shows that bullying plays a factor in molding a football team. Bullying is a root of evil, typically created out of fear or some kind of redirected anger. In the case of Incognito, the scale tips more to the side

of redirected anger since this isn’t the first accusation against him. Bullying accomplishes nothing when it comes to creating chemistry and or a bond among people, therefore it does not fit my definition of hazing and should stop being connected to it. Bullying and hazing are not the same thing, and, for the sake of clarity, the media should stop confusing these two when discussing this story. So please, stop referring to what Incognito has done to Martin as hazing, because really, it’s bullying.

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team overcame another case of first-half futility when they defeated the University of North Dakota 61-57 Tuesday. UNI shot a high number of 3-pointers with little success. The Panthers shot 3-14 from beyond the arc in the first half, with several attempts not catching the rim. Several missed layups and turnovers plagued UNI during the first 20 minutes as well. “We’re extremely young, and for whatever reason we’re very nervous right now,” said head coach Tanya Warren. “There’s no question we come out the gate very, very nervous.” UNI mounted a comeback and took the lead for much of the second half, outscoring UND 37-23. Redshirt sophomore guard Stephanie Davison finished with 11 points and seven rebounds. Redshirt sophomore forward Jen Keitel filled the stat sheet in the second half, scoring all 14 of her points and seven of her eight rebounds during the final 20 minutes. “I thought (Keitel) stopped hesitating and started playing,” said Warren. “She’s been really hesitating offensively instead of going with her first instinct, and I thought the second half she went with her first instinct and the ball really fell for her. “We need for her to score for us inside to balance out what we want to do from the outside. She shot the basketball (facing the basket) very, very well tonight, but we also need her to be able to score with her back to the basket, and she did that some tonight as well.” After playing the best half of two games, Keitel stressed that she needs to relax more while on the court. “I realize that when I think about things I second-guess myself a little bit, and when I don’t you see the results,” said Keitel. “If I can get the ball in and I can score in the post, it puts pressure on teams to recognize that I can score inside and opens up so much more on the perimeter.” UNI returns to action at 2 p.m. Saturday against South Dakota State University.


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