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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Kalin’s career day leads Panthers past Bears 82-78

The redshirt senior played triumphantly, racking up a career-high 37 points for UNI Sunday. < See PAGE 9

UNI PROUD

UNI students celebrate Mardi Gras in colorful style UNI Proud hosted a Fat Tuesday party at the Wesley Foundation, indulging in junk food and getting their dance moves on. < See PAGE 6

The Iowa Capitol teemed with purple and gold on Feb. 11 as students, staff and alumni from the University of Northern Iowa participated in the first ever “UNI Day” in Des Moines, Iowa. Modeled after Regents Day, people from the UNI community shared the university’s story with their local legislators and explained why they believe UNI is important to the state of Iowa. “UNI is special because it’s really Iowa’s undergraduate university,” said Stef McGraw, senior philosophy and Spanish double major. “I like that I know all my professors by name. I’m taught mostly by professors with Ph.D.s and they’re always very open to working with students. They’re not just concerned about making publications, they’re concerned about student learning as well.” Currently, the Iowa legislature is facing a number of items on its agenda regarding higher education, including funding for higher education, a potential tuition freeze and tuition set-aside.

UNI President Benjamin Allen and TC get a crowd pumped up at the Iowa Capitol on Feb. 11. After Allen spoke, UNI Day attendees danced to the Interlude.

“The governor has put our budget items in his budget, and that’s very positive,” said UNI President Benjamin Allen. “We just need to tell our story and our needs, and why we need it. I’m optimistic, and I also know that we can’t say for certain until the end of the process.”

Students to QUASH Alzheimer’s KIRSTEN TJOSSEM Participating Staff Writer

in Quest to Unravel Alzheimer’s Scavenger Hunt on April 26 can almost fulfill that dream. Although it’s hard to beat winning a two-cassette boombox, an interactive encyclopedia and a week

Have an epic bromance

Men are often stereotyped to be unemotional and unable to connect with others on an intimate level, Columnist Trotter argues. He offers some ideas for building friendships with one’s fellow men. < See PAGE 4

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During the middle of the day, legislators visited with different UNI organization booths in the Iowa Capitol to get a glimpse of the activities that occur at the university. UNI alumni legislators in attendance at the event included Sen. Jeff Danielson, Rep. Bob Kressig, Rep. Anesa

PHILANTHROPY

“Legends of the Hidden Temple.” Ever heard of it? It was almost everyone’s childhood dream to be a Blue Barracuda or Green Monkey.

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A University of Northern Iowa student participates in the QUASH Spot Challenge next to Chats in Maucker Union

at space camp, there will be prizes involved, as well as the feeling of benefiting in the treatment and prevention of the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. “It’s a fun way to get students involved, learn about the cause and raise money for Alzheimer’s,” said Emily Greiner, sophomore public relations major and intern with the Alzheimer’s Association. Greiner and fellow Alzheimer’s Association intern Kenzie Bloom have both been personally affected by the incurable disease. Greiner’s grandfather suffered from the disease and Bloom’s grandmother passed away from it in 2007. “The Alzheimer’s Association already does great things. I wanted to have a role in that,” said Bloom, senior public relations major. < See QUASH, page 3

Kajtazovic and Rep. Walt Rogers. “Even though we get a fancy title of senator, I didn’t just drop out of the sky. I was born and raised in the Cedar Valley,” Danielson said. “For me it’s deeply personal that < See CAPITOL, page 2

DANCE MARATHON

Get ready to move: Dance Marathon is coming ELIZABETH LYNCH Staff Writer

Hundreds of University of Northern Iowa students will take to the dance floor to help kids diagnosed with cancer as part of Dance Marathon. UNI Dance Marathon, the organization hosting the event, raises money for the young patients battling cancer and their families, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics . The organization seeks to provide a support system for the families and to “help them forget about the pain,” according to Lottie Staggs, UNI Dance Marathon public < See DANCE, page 3


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we invest in UNI and provide those opportunities, because I know what it’s meant to me and I want others to be able to have that opportunity too.” Rogers serves on the education committee, which enables him to voice his opinion on higher education. “Keeping down the cost of tuition is at the forefront of our mind. At the same time, (also) making sure that we have quality education. That’s a tough job, that’s a tough balance we’re trying to do,” Rogers said. “UNI has a niche with education and I’m glad I have an opportunity to try and tell that while I’m down here.” Kajtazovic is committed to ensuring funds for the university. “The numbers speak for themselves. Panthers stay in our state. They work in our communities. They’re Iowans ,so that’s why I think it’s so important that we get that adequate funding for UNI,” Kajtazovic said.

After legislators visited with students and staff, Allen spoke to UNI Day participants about the importance of UNI. He believes UNI Day provided more insight to UNI for legislators. “They learned who we are and what we do. I think that they probably have a better understanding sometimes of University of Iowa and Iowa State, since we’re so far from Des Moines, so this is a way for them to look at the programs, these are the great students we have,” Allen said. Later, UNI Day attendees gathered in the center of the Iowa Capitol and performed the Interlude for legislators and bystanders. The performance was met with a rousing applause that reverberated against the gold dome of the Capitol. “I hope legislators see the state-wide impact that the university has. Even though we’re housed in Cedar Falls, Iowa, our impact is statewide,” McGraw said. “After our students graduate, they go on to do great things and work in all kinds of fields and

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professions across the state of Iowa.” The day allowed legislators to acquire a better understanding of the role UNI plays in the state of Iowa, as well as a better understanding for students and staff on what occurs in the Capitol. “UNI Day on the hill is very important in sharing the value that UNI brings to the rest of Iowa so people know that we’re worth investing in,” Danielson said. KaLeigh White, Northern Iowa Student Government vice president, hopes the day had an impact on the legislature. “I hope that legislators will recognize the unique situation of UNI in terms of our higher percentage of in-state students, as well as become aware of the number of students who stay in the state after graduation,” White said. Kajtazovic recommends UNI community members stay involved and keep active in their local politics. “I want everyone to keep engaged through this whole session. Really we have to hold our law makers accountable. I know there are some out there that I’ve heard, they advocate for support of higher education, but look at their vote, how do they vote on it?” Kajtazovic said. “I can sign up a ton of pledges and go around on a tour telling everyone I support something, but I do think our budget priorities reflect where we stand on the issues, so I would really encourage everyone to keep their ears and eyes open for those.”

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SHIVERING SHIMMIES BELLY DANCE SHOWS CME 6:30-8:30 p.m. The UNI Middle Eastern Dance Club is presenting a free belly dance show that features dancers from across the state of Iowa. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. BRADLEY 2 p.m.

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SPRING CAREER FAIR McLeod 11 a.m.-3 p.m. More than 100 organizations, graduate and professional schools will be on hand to visit with students and alumni about career opportunities, and internships. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome to attend. DARWIN WEEK: SKEPTICISM CME 2-8 p.m. The UNI Freethinkers & Inquirers begin Darwin Week with the first day dedicated to skepticism. 2 p.m.- “The Obesity Epidemic: Should We Be Skeptics?” by Susan Hill 3 p.m.- “Teeth, embryos, moths and skulls: The frauds of evolution” by Steven O’Kane 4 p.m.- “Obiter Dicta” by Michael Prahl 7 p.m.- “Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium” by Mark Edward


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relations coordinator. Dance Marathon, scheduled for March 2, is a 12-hour event starting at noon that will take place at Maucker Union. Laser tag, 9-square, crafts, mini golf, carnival games and live entertainment are among the various activities available to dancers during the event. Every registered dancer

will also be added to a morale captain’s team. The goal of the morale captain is to “pump up the dancers through the day, be a person of contact and be the spirit of Dance Marathon all day long,” morale captain Cynthia Carrazco said. Registered dancers are asked to raise funds on their own to help UNI Dance Marathon meet this year’s goal of $66,000. Fundraising may be done through the

NEWS UNI Dance Marathon website under the “Donate” tab located at the bottom of the home page. Donations may be credited to a specific dancer’s account. Dancers who raise $300 or more will be in the VIP section during the marathon. Staggs and Carrazco suggested using social media as an easy way to raise funds. “The whole idea is to raise money for the kids at the University of Iowa,” Staggs

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said. She stressed that while the event is meant to be a lot of fun for the dancers, it’s important to keep in mind the families that are struggling and to do everything possible to help. UNI’s Dance Marathon organization supports 30 families who will be attending the event. A few will speak about how Dance Marathon has affected their families. Students interested in

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In its fourth year, the event organizers continue to work hard to keep people coming back for the half-physical, half-mental scavenger hunt. “We’ve gotten bigger and better with our QUASH spots,” Bloom said, referring to the challenges in the scavenger hunt, which are worth the most points. Past QUASH spots have involved finding pickles in a kiddie pool and Scrabble let-

ters in a pile of hay. Greiner and Bloom encourage University of Northern Iowa students to gather up a team and come out for the event. Check-in will take place from 5-5:45 p.m. at the West Gym. The kickoff ceremony and official QUASHing begins at 6 p.m. Dinner and awards will follow at 7:30 p.m., and the event will conclude with an after-party at Beck’s on the Hill. “Alzheimer’s affects so many people. (QUASH is)

participating can register for Dance Marathon on the web. Paper forms are available in the Student Involvement Center in the upper level of Maucker Union. They will also be available in Maucker Union the day of the event.

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a great way to get involved and make a difference,” said Greiner. “And it’s fun. And there are cool prizes, and an after-party.” “It’s just a really great way to get out in the community and give back,” said Bloom.

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QUASH participants played Pong on the pool table next to Chats. QUASH is an organization committed to ending Alzheimer’s disease.

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Break the stereotypes and have an epic bromance GARRETT TROTTER

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Nearly everyone knows the male stereotype: Loud, competitive, driven by ego and sexual conquest with nearly no emotional depth. When males transition from high school to college, society generally labels them one of the “college boys,” and this is especially true if you’re connected to athletics, fraternities or the popular social circuit. While males to a certain degree can be naturally competitive as they vie for success and mates (though this isn’t limited to just men), the lack of emotional depth is the most exceedingly wrong part of the stereotype. Men, for the most part, are much more emotionally deep than the stereotype suggests. While they’re not likely to all suddenly start watching “Dr. Phil,” “Oprah” reruns or soap operas after reading this column, many guys fall victim to the stereotype and degrade themselves just for lack of knowledge or experience using emotions. Jerry Kennard of About. com’s Medical Review Board summarizes the differences between men and women on an emotional basis. He said men have more difficulty expressing and controlling emotions, dwell more on neg-

ative emotions, share their feelings much less and with less intensity and use less emotional language compared to women. He also said men are more likely to fit into the stereotype of “demonstrating power or control.” However, many men aren’t trained to use their emotions or restrict expressing them. Women, while naturally more socially inclined on average, also spend lots of time developing social skills in developmental years, while developing males spend more time developing physical skills. Besides this, society views a “social” situation differently for men and women. Coffee at the local café may be a more feminine notion compared to

watching the football game with “the guys,” yet gender boundaries aren’t really as solid as one would think. The term “bromance” has come about in recent years to describe close male-male relationships that is like semiaffectionate brothers (or “bros”) and generally very emotionally connected. This pairing often disregards many conventional male-female divides. The concept of a bromance isn’t new, however. From the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu that most Humanities I students learn about, to Joshua and David in the Bible, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee or J.D. and Turk from Scrubs, our stories are

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

The process of picking UNI’s next president Hello fellow Panthers, I hope you all had a good break and a good first couple of weeks. Boy oh boy, have the past couple of months been exciting, and the next couple of months are only going to get more exciting. First of all, I would like to thank each and every one of you who showed up to one or more of the open sessions with the presidential candidates. The level of student involvement in the whole process really impressed each of them. We really demonstrated the quality of our student body, which only served to make them more excited to be here next year. As you may be aware, William “Bill” Ruud was chosen by the Board of Regents to be the 10th president of the University of Northern Iowa. He is so excited to be coming here staring June 1, and I’m sure that he will get a chance to meet each and every one of you who want to next year. The search process is really what has been occupying the majority of my time over the past couple of months, and I think it would be helpful for you if I were to briefly describe the process that we went through to get where we are today. There were 21 members of the UNI community on the committee, ranging from faculty and staff to a student (me) and community members. On Dec. 21, the committee was given access to all of those who applied for the position, which ended up being about 40 applicants.

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full of them. We love them as human beings. Bromances are, in some ways, a great cultural tradition. So for all you guys out there, here are some ways to help you start your epic bromance. If you’re scared to share your feelings, admit you’re scared about that and use that as a stepping stone to begin the conversations with your bros. Don’t be afraid to give hugs to your bros. Everyone needs hugs. While sometimes some guys don’t admit it, they do. Develop some inside jokes that involve your history together. Do things that help you

Between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, the committee members read approximately 1,000 pages of cover letters, CVs, résumés and reference sheets. On Jan. 3, we met and narrowed it down to nine of the applicants to be interviewed in person. Jan. 10-13, the committee was in Minneapolis interviewing the nine candidates, and at the end of the weekend, we invited four finalists to campus. Three accepted and spent two and a half days each touring the campus and the community and doing the open forums. The committee facilitated all of these meetings and the forums so that as many community members could be involved in the final decision as possible. At the end of it all, there were two candidates left, so the committee recommended that the Board of Regents interview both of them. That leaves us at last Thursday when the Board announced their decision to hire Bill Ruud as the 10th president of the University of Northern Iowa. Thank you all for being wonderful, Jordan Bancroft-Smithe Student body president Editor’s note: The latter portion of Bancroft-Smithe’s letter, which includes information about running for NISG senate positions and choosing a student body president and vice president, is available at www.nisgelections.com.

develop a history! It doesn’t matter if you start a dorm chess club, build a gaming guild or just sit around shooting the breeze having fun with life. Have heart-to-heart conversations sometime; it doesn’t have to be all the time. Don’t be afraid to ask women for help with social issues. A lot of them are pretty knowledgeable about social situations. It also gives you an excuse to talk to girls! Sometimes you’ve just got to suit up. Trust me. “Suit” is variable for some occasions, but don’t forget the classic suit coat and pants with the button-up shirt. You’ll feel awesome wearing it and then you and your bros will all feel mutually awesome. This in some form of math probably increases your awesomeness by an entire magnitude of cool. Don’t rush and try to have a bromance right now. These things need to develop, like relationships. Why? Because this is a relationship! It’s a fine wine that needs to be fermented, filtered and then left to age. Otherwise you might not get a full-bodied relationship. Guys, be cool about your feelings. Admit you have them – we all do. This is not to say you can’t go crazy and act like the stereotypical guy at some point in your life, but when you do, do it with your bros. Garrett Trotter is a freshman in physics from Ankeny, Iowa.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why I’m voting for KaLeigh and Alicia In the spirit of “Jerry Maguire,” students at the University of Northern Iowa ought to tell its candidates for student body president and vice president, “Show me the money.” Informed students should demand candidates to “show me what you’ve done so far,” “show me what you’re going to do,” and “show me how you’re going to do it.” It’s under this frame of thinking that I came to my decision about who I’m voting for, KaLeigh White and Alicia Jessip. Over the past 12 months, KaLeigh and Alicia have shown me a lot. Developing new Northern Iowa Student Government strategic priorities, securing a spot on the faculty senate and creating the Multicultural Student Advisory Board (MSAB) are just a few things that this duo has shown before they even began campaigning. However, more important than all of these things is what they have shown me with their decision-making. Nearly < See MILLER, page 5


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The internship every UNI student should do BETH MONNIER

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Though it is only February, we at the University of Northern Iowa are already divided into two camps: the group that doesn’t know what they are doing this summer and the group that does. If you find yourself in the first camp, then I would like to tell you about one of the top internships in the nation. If you find yourself in the second camp, then keep reading, as this article could change the direction of your summer. First, let’s review why most of us are in college. If you are like me, you are in college because you believe that getting a degree will help you get a higher-paying job than you could get without going to college. And, fortunately, this is still true, as a person who earns a bachelor’s degree will earn an average of $2.27 million over his or her lifetime while a person with only some college will earn $1.55 million (Burnsed, USNews). A person whose highest level of education is a high school degree will earn only $1.30 million over his or her lifetime (Burnsed, USNews). Today, getting a bachelor’s degree isn’t enough to guarantee a job. In an article published by the Associated Press last April, approximately 53.6 percent of recent graduates, or 1.5 million

...your success is ultimately determined by your individual work ethic and drive.

students, were unemployed or underemployed. The individuals who were underemployed were in jobs that did not require college degrees. So, how can you boost your employability? How can you set yourself apart from other graduates? A good place to start is to know which skills employers are seeking in new employees. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, some of the top qualities employers want recent college graduates to have include “ability to work well in teams … to write and speak well … to think clearly about complex problems … to analyze a problem to develop workable solutions … (and) to be creative and innovative in solving problems.” With the exception of improved writing, these skills can be gained through the Southwestern Internship

Program. Let me tell you the basics about the company and the internship. First, Southwestern is a book publishing company based out of Nashville, Tenn. In 2012, Southwestern was ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, “with an 11 percent growth over a three-year period” (Southwestern). The Southwestern Internship was ranked the second-best internship in the nation in 2009 by collegegrad.com. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Southwestern is an excellent place to gain work experience. So what do you do during this internship? You run your own business showing educational materials to families. The business model you will use has been tested for more than 150 years and will be taught to you by students from UNI as well as managers from Southwestern. If you put effort into the internship, you will learn to problem-solve quickly and will greatly improve your communication skills. If you are not a business major, then this is a great opportunity to become a better-rounded job candidate and learn the skills previously mentioned that employers are looking for in new employees. If you are a business major, then this is a chance to apply what you learned in the classroom and get some practical experience. The Southwestern Internship pays interns by commission. Therefore, the harder you work, the more you earn. With the guidance of my managers, I was successful and ran a business with retail sales of $27,300 in three months. The average intern profits around $5,000. With UNI’s top-ranking Southwestern team, you will be given the tools to succeed during the summer. Though you will have these tools, your success is ultimately determined by your individual work ethic and drive. For me, this was an exciting chance to prove how hard I could work. The Southwestern Internship is not easy, but the added difficulty also brings added benefits. Now, I have a notch on my resume that really sets me apart. I have studied abroad and worked at other businesses during the summer, but I would not trade the knowledge I gained working as a Southwestern Intern for these other experiences. I have become more adaptable, a better communicator and a better problem-solver through the training provided by my managers and my own efforts. Whatever you choose to do this summer, choose to set yourself apart. For more information, please contact Career Services or feel free to send me an email. Happy job hunting! Beth Monnier is a junior in

economics and English from Tripoli, Iowa.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why I’m voting for Tom and Blake If you’ve not yet heard, the Northern Iowa Student Government elections are now in full swing! If you’ve successfully avoided the frenzy thus far, then to that I give you a slow clap (enter slow clap). However, I invite you to become informed, because the leaders elected make decisions that directly affect you and your college experience. I had the honor of serving as 2011-2012 student body vice president. Throughout the year I learned a tremendous deal about the University of Northern Iowa, politics and life. I understand the level of work and commitment required by the job. This year you are lucky to have three unique, qualified sets of candidates. The only wrong decision you can make is to not vote at all. With that said, I would like to share why I am endorsing Tom Madsen and Blake Findley. Both of these young men were my residents when I was an RA. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of watching them grow into incredibly hard-working, confident, passionate leaders. Tom impressed me with his leadership as SAA president this year. I constantly forget how many

other ways Tom is involved, because he balances it all without complaint. For example, last year I witnessed him successfully complete six finals and throw a 700-person dance party during the week of his departure for summer basic training, all with a smile. Blake is probably the hardest-working student I know. In NISG alone, he has chaired two committees and co-chaired a third. Additionally, he writes for the Northern Iowan, helps lead the Student Leadership Center and volunteers regularly, all while academically excelling in 20-plus credits every semester. Perhaps most impressively, he consistently sets aside time to maintain close relationships with friends. A 300-word letter from an old fogey like me can’t do these candidates’ qualifications justice. They have the commitment, ideas, courage and heart to lead this university. Join me in voting for Tom and Blake!

MILLER

Who do I trust the most to make UNI a better place? Who do I trust to make decisions that put student needs first? Who can show me the money? KaLeigh White and Alicia Jessip.  

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18 months ago when the idea of a College Readership Program came to the NISG senate, then-Senator White showed her support for UNI students by supporting the initiative. On the other hand, then-Senator Blake Findley led the crusade against the program. KaLeigh’s willingness to embrace new ideas, and Blake’s willingness not to, showed me more about their respective tickets than any platform, video or website ever will.

Ian Goldsmith UNI alumnus 2011-2012 student body vice president

Chris Miller Senior, economics and accounting Chair Emeritus, Organization and Finance Committee Senator Emeritus, College of Business Administration

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UNI students celebrate Mardi Gras AMBER ROUSE

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Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, made its way from the raucous streets of New Orleans to Cedar Falls Tuesday night. The University of Northern Iowa student group UNI Proud took advantage of the holiday to gather, socialize, dance and enjoy the time with friends. Planning an event like this takes work. Senior Justin Wurtzel (who also serves as the director of fundraising for UNI Proud) and the seven board members get together and decide what kinds of events they should host through “collective data based on what students want to see, collected information on demographics to see who was coming and what crowds we can essentially reach out to,” Wurtzel said. Members usually have a master list of different types of activities they circle to show what they would like to do. A popular selection is dances. Next is finding a place to set up the shindig.

The Wesley Foundation hosted the Mardi Gras party. Both the Wesley Foundation and UNI Proud work to provide students with a safe place to hang out. UNI Proud is open to all students who wish to join, whether they are gay, straight, transgender or anything else. Stormy O’Brink, co-director of public relations, said, “We like social gatherings; we like building a community through our social gatherings.” There are many different ways in which students become involved with the Proud community: some are curious and just start coming to meetings, others hear about an event, attend and find they want to join. Senior Lauren Fontaine saw a poster and felt, having come out her sophomore year, it would be great to be around a group of people who provided a place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to go. Now back at UNI for her second B.A., Fontaine has been elected director of creative programming for UNI Proud.

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Since earning her first bachelor’s degree at UNI, she has seen UNI Proud come a long way. The crowd has grown and continues to do so. Fontaine says UNI still has a way to go in terms of fully acceping LGBT individuals in the community. In the future, she hopes to see UNI create genderneutral facilities such as bathrooms, dorms and an LGBT center on campus. Putting on events where students are free to be themselves is an important part of UNI Proud – members will even drag people sitting down out on the dance floor to show off their moves. Students refusing to get out of their chairs at the Mardi Gras party soon had a group of people dancing around them. Anyone interested in joining UNI Proud can attend meetings every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. in the Presidential Room in the basement of Maucker Union. Photo courtesy of SAM CASTRO/University Relations

Students put their best feet forward at UNI Proud’s Mardi Gras party Tuesday night. UNI Proud hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

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Hill addresses homosexuality in the Bible SAMANTHA EATON

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RRTTC hosts nature photography contest MEGAN SCHAFER Staff Writer

With Earth Week kicking off April 22, the organization in charge of the University of Northern Iowa’s events, the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC), is looking to get students ready by holding a photography contest. Now through March 1, students and staff members are encouraged to submit their pictures of nature, wildlife or landscapes. From these submissions, 20 finalists will be chosen and presented at a gallery-style event in Maucker Union’s State Room on March 26. Students are encouraged

to attend and enjoy appetizers while the three winners are announced and awarded their $25 cash prizes. According to Scotti Schon, senior public relations major and outreach assistant at the RRTTC, this event is the product of brainstorming how to reach students in inventive ways. “We wanted to get artistic people involved in a creative way with a cool and new experience. We hope to attract both amateur photographers and people who also just like going out and being in nature,” said Schon. According to Schon, the < See EARTH WEEK, page 7

Student and faculty eyes stared intently toward the front of the room as University of Northern Iowa professor Susan Hill gave her lecture “Homosexuality and the Bible: It’s Complicated” Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Elm Room in the basement of Maucker Union. The event was hosted by the Explorers of Religion Club. Hill, from the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, spoke on the controversy of how the Bible can be interpreted in different ways when it comes to the subject of homosexuality. She pointed out that homosexuality is one of the most divisive issues in churches today. Thomas Hesse, another professor from philosophy and World Relgions, said, “The title for her talk was perfect. It is a far more complicated issue than most realize.” Hill explained that there are many ways to interpret the Bible, but most agree

there are five main sections that might refer to homosexuality. The most common reference comes from the Old Testament, Leviticus 18:22, which states, “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.”

The title for her talk was perfect. It is a far more complicated issue than most realize. THOMAS HESSE

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In response to this, Hill said, “The issue here is not about two men having sex as if they are men … it is that one man has to pretend to be a woman. That’s the issue here.” “I like how she began her talk by pointing out there are only about five sections in the Bible that deal with homosexuality, yet there are around 35 that deal with adultery. However, we don’t ban per-

sons from churches for adultery,” Hesse said. Brooke Scala, junior communication studies major, agreed with Hesse . “Churches think divorce is more acceptable (than homosexuality) even though Jesus hates it,” Scala said. Hill said that when most people recite scripture to back up their claims against homosexuality, they typically take it out of context. One example she gave was that there is no word in ancient Hebrew for “homosexual.” “If you see the word homosexual, they just don’t know how to translate these words,” Hill said. In closing, Hill said, “The Bible is being used to boost a cultural argument.” “Overall, it was pretty factual and very evidence-based. I feel like I learned a lot from it,” Scala said. “Susan is a very good public speaker,” Hesse said. “It is always a joy to hear a presentation by someone who is passionate about a topic.”


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Black History Month activities at the University of Northern Iowa continue with the performance of Teju the Storyteller on Feb. 18. The event, hosted by the Black Student Union, seeks to enlighten and entertain students and faculty with African-American history and traditions. Darvel Givens, a senior management major and president of BSU, said the audience “should expect a storyteller with a native African drum telling stories through music and engaging the audience through call and response.” Teju the Storyteller was also a part of last year’s Black History Month activities. “Last year he (Teju) was definitely one of the more memorable events out of the 20 or so put on (during Black History Month),” said De’Sean Taylor, junior finance major and member of BSU.

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group has already started receiving entries, including some pictures of Iowa rivers and some vacation pictures from beyond Iowa. Schon also related more ways the RRTTC is planning on encouraging people to go out and be in nature during Earth Week. These events include educational booths, prizes, games and bike tuneups on April 22, which is National Earth Day. Other events are outdoor yoga sessions, movie showings, group bike rides, group outdoor cleaning efforts (last year’s group collected 40 pounds of garbage) and a bean bag tournament. Most

Taylor reflected on last year’s performance and said, “He uses drums and African folklore to reconnect some of the cultural traditions that have been forgotten in time by African-Americans. I learned plenty of things that African-Americans do today that could possibly have been caused by things our ancestors did.” Based on last year’s performance, students should prepare to be exceedingly involved with the performance. Teju uses his drums and stories to give a “call,” and he expects the audience to actively respond. Givens said, “The students had to keep up with him (last year) and be ready for their ‘response’ when he would do a ‘call.’ Those in attendance were on the edge of their seats.” The event will take place in Lang Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m.

events include free pizza or beverages and other freebees. Many of these events are tentative in location and time. If one is interested in participating, one can find information on Facebook and Twitter as the events draw closer. Students can also preregister for events (some events offer a t-shirt as a perk for preregistering) at www.rrttc.com. In the meantime, students can submit nature themed pictures to rrttc@uni.edu. Photographs should be saved as JPEGs or PDFs with the submitter’s full name as the name of the file. Students are also asked to include a short explanation as to why the photograph represents nature in the body of the email.

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences University of Northern Iowa

Fall 2012 Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List

The following students earned a 3.5 GPA or above while completing a minumum of 12 graded credit hours. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences congratulates them on this scholarly achievement. Elizabeth Agey Abiodun Akinde Tyler Amundson Bradley Anderlik Macie Anderson Mariah Andreasen Christopher Applegate Ashley Arens Andrea Arvidson Stefanie Atkinson Anela Bacevac Sarah Baish Diana Baker Jennifer Banke Kasey Bannon Katie Barkley Paige Beatty Jonathan Beavers Lauren Benda Katherine Bennett Megan Biggins Jordan Bledsoe Michael Boddicker Blue Boyer Conner Brakeville Alexandra Brennan-Rowe Megan Britt Rachael Brooks Emily Bruns Jude Buchheit Nicholas Caldwell Jessica Campbell Andrew Casper Brooke Cheek Laura Christ Alexandra Christensen Breanna Claussen Christa Clayton Nicole Combs Rachel Cook Tilly Cooper Emily Corron Thomas Cowell Meghan Cox Andrew Crawford Sarah Crim Ross Curnow Aubrey Davis Nelson Davis Elizabeth Dee Alexandra Dewitt Michael Dickinson Hayley Downey Lucas Draisey

Jordan Dunegan Joshua Dunkelberger Heather Eastvold Mary Ebeling Monica Ehn Carrie Eilderts Nicholas Elsinger Sarah Emry Jessica Erhardt Keisha Estabrook Joshua Evans Kathryn Evans Adam Faris Michael Farland Page Flynn Rachel Foote Cassandra Foxen Molly Franta Teal Frederick Tia Frederick Tasia Freeseman Kelsie Friichtenicht Jordan Gacke Morgan Gaffney Tess Garceau Jessica Garraway Kara Gillmore Cortney Gilson John Gogola Sean Gonzalez Maria Green Michaela Gretter Miranda Grissom Jamie Groen Andrew Gruis Charles Gustafson Brittney Hackett Kyle Hall Amanda Handley Austin Hansen Andrew Harrison Garrett Hayes Chad Heiman Samantha Heitland Lauren Hernandez Bailey Herrstrom Emily Hill David Hind Juana Hollingsworth Alyssa Holt Kelsey Hood Hannah Horsch Derek Hosch Jessica Hosper

Kevan Hudson Cory Huegel Marissa Hulshizer James Humpal Victoria Hurst Denisa Husidic Tiffany Ihde Kristen Jenkins Rebecca Job Courtney Johnson Keely Kangas Kevin Kannuan Caitlin Kelly Kaylee Kemming Thomas Kesten Stephanie Kibby Morgan Kidder Kendall Kikuts Paige King Lauren Kirby Kristin Klemesrud Julia Klinefelter Cathy Koch Kelsey Koffend Elizabeth Kosmicki Tiffany Koss Kyle Kramer Logan Kraus Chance Kruse Morgan Kuiper Zachery Lamb Allyson Lappe Elizabeth Martin Heather Mason Britz Mathis Shannon McCoy Connor McDaniel Kelsey McLellan Shea McNamara Chelsea Meester Janelle Merkel Jennifer Meyer Asher Michels-Allen Brandon Mildenhall Jason Milke Ariel Moore Jacqueline Mormann Maggie Moss Samuel Moye Bailey Murphy Andrea Myli Erica Newbrough Dylan Nielsen Christina Nolte

Aleesa Nutting Crystal Nye Elizabeth Ober Melissa Oliveira Alannah Olson Anastasia Osbeck Hannah Overton Michelle Owens Jared Parker Emily Pei Matthew Pelc Ellen Petersen Shane Petersen Dina Plum Alyssa Plunkett Cheri Popelka-Tines Kara Poppe Daniel Quinby Ashley Quint Marissa Quint Corinne Rankin Daniel Reid Anne Reisener Michelle Remold Lizeth Reyes Tatiana Rice Molly Richardson Kirstie Riessen Brenda Roberts Rebecca Rogers Jennifer Roloff Jorgen Rose Sarah Rose Valerie Ross Cortney Rouse Kayla Saunders Kyle Sawyer Annette Scherber Dalton Schindler Mary Schmidt Brandi Schmitt Rachel Schroeder Rachel A. Schroeder Hillary Schwemm Jason Scott Nicole Sedlacek Kristen Seeck Larry Shonk Tyler Shuck Justin Simmons Laura Sindt Jessica Slade Hannah Sloan Emily Smith

Caitlyn Soden Suzanne Sontag Emily Sorenson Jordan Sprunger Madeline Stenersen Jacob Stewart Lea Stewart Erin Stonner Jordan Storck Stephanie Strong Danielle Stuck Nicole Sullivan Jessica Sunderland Brian Swedberg Swedbe Hayley Sweet Brittany Taylor Emily Taylor Katlyn Trumm Mollie Ullestad Jake Vogt Timothy Vonderhaar Erin Voss Kaydee Vraspier Matthew Walston Kelsi Walter Linda Waterman Micah Webb Sydney Weiss Cassie Wells Alycia West Eric White Michelle Wilke Alan Wilkins Andrea Wilson Leah Witt Sarah Wood Jessica Woodward Jenna Wredt Emilie Wunder Eric Zenisek


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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences University of Northern Iowa

Fall 2012 Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List

The following students earned a 3.5 GPA or above while completing a minumum of 12 graded credit hours. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences congratulates them on this scholarly achievement. Elizabeth Agey Abiodun Akinde Tyler Amundson Bradley Anderlik Macie Anderson Mariah Andreasen Christopher Applegate Ashley Arens Andrea Arvidson Stefanie Atkinson Anela Bacevac Sarah Baish Diana Baker Jennifer Banke Kasey Bannon Katie Barkley Paige Beatty Jonathan Beavers Lauren Benda Katherine Bennett Megan Biggins Jordan Bledsoe Michael Boddicker Blue Boyer Conner Brakeville Alexandra Brennan-Rowe Megan Britt Rachael Brooks Emily Bruns Jude Buchheit Nicholas Caldwell Jessica Campbell Andrew Casper Brooke Cheek Laura Christ Alexandra Christensen Breanna Claussen Christa Clayton Nicole Combs Rachel Cook Tilly Cooper Emily Corron Thomas Cowell Meghan Cox Andrew Crawford Sarah Crim Ross Curnow Aubrey Davis Nelson Davis Elizabeth Dee Alexandra Dewitt Michael Dickinson Hayley Downey Lucas Draisey

Jordan Dunegan Joshua Dunkelberger Heather Eastvold Mary Ebeling Monica Ehn Carrie Eilderts Nicholas Elsinger Sarah Emry Jessica Erhardt Keisha Estabrook Joshua Evans Kathryn Evans Adam Faris Michael Farland Page Flynn Rachel Foote Cassandra Foxen Molly Franta Teal Frederick Tia Frederick Tasia Freeseman Kelsie Friichtenicht Jordan Gacke Morgan Gaffney Tess Garceau Jessica Garraway Kara Gillmore Cortney Gilson John Gogola Sean Gonzalez Maria Green Michaela Gretter Miranda Grissom Jamie Groen Andrew Gruis Charles Gustafson Brittney Hackett Kyle Hall Amanda Handley Austin Hansen Andrew Harrison Garrett Hayes Chad Heiman Samantha Heitland Lauren Hernandez Bailey Herrstrom Emily Hill David Hind Juana Hollingsworth Alyssa Holt Kelsey Hood Hannah Horsch Derek Hosch Jessica Hosper

Kevan Hudson Cory Huegel Marissa Hulshizer James Humpal Victoria Hurst Denisa Husidic Tiffany Ihde Kristen Jenkins Rebecca Job Courtney Johnson Keely Kangas Kevin Kannuan Caitlin Kelly Kaylee Kemming Thomas Kesten Stephanie Kibby Morgan Kidder Kendall Kikuts Paige King Lauren Kirby Kristin Klemesrud Julia Klinefelter Cathy Koch Kelsey Koffend Elizabeth Kosmicki Tiffany Koss Kyle Kramer Logan Kraus Chance Kruse Morgan Kuiper Zachery Lamb Allyson Lappe Kathryn Lee Alyssa Leibfried Laya Liebeseller Jarrod Lister Brielle Luft Caleb Lux Katelyn MacDonald Michael Madsen Jamie Mapes Elizabeth Martin Heather Mason Britz Mathis Shannon McCoy Connor McDaniel Kelsey McLellan Shea McNamara Chelsea Meester Janelle Merkel Jennifer Meyer Asher Michels-Allen Brandon Mildenhall Jason Milke

Ariel Moore Jacqueline Mormann Maggie Moss Samuel Moye Bailey Murphy Andrea Myli Erica Newbrough Dylan Nielsen Christina Nolte Aleesa Nutting Crystal Nye Elizabeth Ober Melissa Oliveira Alannah Olson Anastasia Osbeck Hannah Overton Michelle Owens Jared Parker Emily Pei Matthew Pelc Ellen Petersen Shane Petersen Dina Plum Alyssa Plunkett Cheri Popelka-Tines Kara Poppe Daniel Quinby Ashley Quint Marissa Quint Corinne Rankin Daniel Reid Anne Reisener Michelle Remold Lizeth Reyes Tatiana Rice Molly Richardson Kirstie Riessen Brenda Roberts Rebecca Rogers Jennifer Roloff Jorgen Rose Sarah Rose Valerie Ross Cortney Rouse Kayla Saunders Kyle Sawyer Annette Scherber Dalton Schindler Mary Schmidt Brandi Schmitt Rachel Schroeder Rachel A. Schroeder Hillary Schwemm Jason Scott

Nicole Sedlacek Kristen Seeck Larry Shonk Tyler Shuck Justin Simmons Laura Sindt Jessica Slade Hannah Sloan Emily Smith Caitlyn Soden Suzanne Sontag Emily Sorenson Jordan Sprunger Madeline Stenersen Jacob Stewart Lea Stewart Erin Stonner Jordan Storck Stephanie Strong Danielle Stuck Nicole Sullivan Jessica Sunderland Brian Swedberg Hayley Sweet Brittany Taylor Emily Taylor Katlyn Trumm Mollie Ullestad Jake Vogt Timothy Vonderhaar Erin Voss Kaydee Vraspier Matthew Walston Kelsi Walter Linda Waterman Micah Webb Sydney Weiss Cassie Wells Alycia West Eric White Michelle Wilke Alan Wilkins Andrea Wilson Leah Witt Sarah Wood Jessica Woodward Jenna Wredt Emilie Wunder Eric Zenisek

** Students who have suppressed directory information, although they may meet the requirements, will not appear on this list.


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MEN’S BASKETBALL

Panthers topple Bluejays 61-54

Koch helps to seal UNI victory with clutch play BRAD EILERS

Sports Editor

Trailing Creighton University 48-43 with just 5:27 remaining in Wednesday night’s game, the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team needed a spark. UNI senior Jake Koch provided it. After holding a 32-25 halftime lead, the Panthers’ (1511, 8-6 MVC) offense became stagnant in the second half. UNI scored just 11 points through the first 14 minutes of the half and allowed the Bluejays (20-6, 9-5 MVC) to silence the near-sellout crowd of 6,970 in the McLeod Center. However, the Panthers never hung their heads and the often quiet and reserved fifth-year senior led UNI back with an emotional charge. “The fun part for me to see was the emotion that (Koch) showed coming back to the huddle a couple times,” said UNI head coach Ben Jacobson. “He’s a laid-back kid, and he’s had a really good career. To have that type of finish to a game and to show some emotion like that, that was fun to see.” The Panthers closed the game on an 18-6 run, winning 61-54. Koch accounted for 13 of UNI’s 18 points down the

stretch. “(Koch) had a great last 10 minutes of the game and he put us on his back,” said redshirt freshman guard Matt Bohannon. Sophomore forward Seth Tuttle started the UNI run with a layup at the 5:10 mark to pull the Panthers back within three points at 48-45. After a free throw by CU’s Greg Echenique, Koch answered with back-to-back layups to tie the game at 49-49 with less than four minutes to play. While Koch took control of the game in the closing minutes, Bohannon hit arguably the biggest shot of the game. After a steal by Koch with 3:20 remaining, UNI senior Marc Sonnen found Bohannon standing alone behind the 3-point arc. Bohannon calmly hit the open shot to give the Panthers the lead and sent the crowd into a frenzy. “When I shot it, it felt pretty good,” said Bohannon. “It was a momentum-changer and really got the crowd into it.” Koch dominated the remainder of the game, making two contested lay-ups and hitting 5-of-6 free throws to seal the hard earned 61-54 victory. “I just saw some opportunities to drive the ball late in

the game and just went for it,” said Koch. “I just wanted to win the game … our crowd was awesome tonight and I love playing in front of fans like that. When you get this place rocking, I just fed off of their energy.” The Panthers held the Bluejays to a season-low 54 points on 43 percent shooting while forcing Creighton into 18 turnovers. The Bluejays were just 5-for-14 from the free throw line on the night. “UNI is a good defensive team. They are a sound defensive team and they are going to make it tough for you to get into the creases and get to the basket,” said Creighton head coach and UNI alumnus Greg McDermott. “With the game on the line, you can’t make those mistakes that we made.” UNI also limited the coach’s son, All-American junior Doug McDermott, to 15 points, eight points below his season average. McDermott only scored three points in the second half. CU senior Grant Gibbs chipped in with 14 points. “I thought (UNI) did a really good job defensively. They switched a lot of screens with me and they brought an extra defender every time I put it on the floor,” said Doug

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UNI senior forward Jake Koch (2) leaps for the basket in Wednesday night’s game against Creighton University. Koch scored a team-high 14 points against the Creighton Bluejays, notching three of UNI’s final 18 points to seal the Panther victory.

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

OPINION

Who is UNI’s rival? Kalin’s career day leads Panthers past Bears 82-78 JAKE BEMIS

Sports Columnist

RILEY UBBEN

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Redshirt senior Jacqui Kalin (10) scored a career-high 37 points against Missouri State on Sunday, becoming UNI’s all-time leading scorer with 1,868 points.

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team defeated the Missouri State University Bears 82-78 Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Mo. The Panthers (1112, 6-5 MVC) were led by redshirt senior Jacqui Kalin who scored a career-high 37 points and became UNI’s all-time leading scorer in the process. Kalin has accumulated 1,868 points during her time at UNI. After scoring just 47 points in their prior outing against Wichita State University, the Panthers found some scoring support for Kalin in senior forward Amber Kirschbaum and freshman Hannah Schonhardt. Kirschbaum scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench while Schonhardt chipped in < See KALIN, page 10

It’s the time of year when those circled games on a college basketball team’s calendar are ready to be played. It’s rivalry week. For a college hoops fan, it’s the best week (aside from the opening two rounds of the NCAA Tournament) to call in sick to work, skip a couple of classes and turn on your TV. A complete feast of intense games are always in store: Michigan State University vs. University of Michigan, University of Kentucky vs. University of Florida, Duke University vs. University of North Carolina. The matchups go on and on. As I started to build myself up for rivalry week, I couldn’t help but wonder who

the University of Northern Iowa’s rival is. If one were to go by the schedule, they’d obviously point to Creighton University, but one can’t go by the schedule alone. I’ve built an everything-but-scientific method to help us find the answer. X= UNI’s biggest rival; solve for x. Let’s start with the basics. While it would be an obvious choice to name a team like the University if Iowa or Iowa State University, that just can’t happen. Yes, I do hate Hawkeye fans, but to say a team’s biggest rival doesn’t even play in their own conference is just not possible. For this equation, we’re going to have to look for a < See RIVAL, page 10


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UNI senior guard Marc Sonnen (23) was limited to just four shot attempts against Creighton, but was 1-for-2 from 3-point range and finished with five points.

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McDermott. “You got to give (UNI) a lot of credit: We made them pay a little in the first couple minutes, but then they adjusted to it and really made it tough for me to get the ball.”

The Panthers were led in scoring by Koch, who finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and two assists. With his 14-point performance, Koch became the 36th member of UNI’s 1,000 career point club. Tuttle and sophomore guard Deon Mitchell chipped in with 12

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with 12 points. Kalin added six assists and five rebounds to go along with her careerhigh scoring output. Following the first media timeout, the Panthers put together their first scoring run of the game despite having redshirt freshman Jen Keitel out with early foul trouble. An and-one from Kirschbaum sparked the run along with back-to-back 3-pointers from Kalin and sophomore Brooke Brown. The 10-0 run gave the Panthers a 19-8 lead near the midway point of the first half. The scoring output continued for both teams as the Panthers took a 42-35 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Panthers went 7-for-20 from 3-point range in the first half to help build the lead. The Panthers gradually began pulling away from the Bears early in the second half as they built their largest lead of the game at 64-50. However, MSU

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UNI sophomore guard Deon Mitchell joined Jake Koch and Seth Tuttle in double-figure scoring. Mitchell finished with 12 points and two steals.

points apiece. After Wednesday night’s victory, the Panthers currently sit alone in fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. However, UNI is just one game out of a three-way tie for second place with Creighton and Indiana State University, and two

stayed in the game by slowly chipping away at the UNI lead. With UNI leading 77-70 with just 36 seconds left in the game, MSU’s Karly Buer hit a 3-pointer for the Bears to tighten the gap. Buer finished with a team-high 18 points. Following Kalin’s 1-for-2 trip to the free throw line, the Bears rushed down court and got fouled, which sent Hannah Wilkerson to the line. Wilkerson made both the free throws, bringing the score to 78-75 in favor of the Panthers. However, that was as close as the Bears got. Kalin made four free throws in the closing seconds to seal a hardfought 82-78 victory. Kalin finished the game 14-for-16 from the free-throw line. The Panthers return to Cedar Falls to take on the Bradley University Braves Saturday at 2 p.m. Saturday’s game marks the start of a three-game home stand for the Panthers as they look to continue their way up the Missouri Valley Conference standings before the MVC Tournament.

games out of a first-place tie with Wichita State University. The Panthers return to action Saturday when they face their in-state MVC rivals, the Drake University Bulldogs (11-14, 5-9 MVC). The game will tip off at 7 p.m. in Des Moines.

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team that currently resides in the Missouri Valley Conference. Rules are rules – sorry to burst your bubble, Iowa fans. Now that we’ve narrowed this down to just nine teams, we can eliminate a few more by saying the two teams must be competitive. That means you can take out Southern Illinois University (UNI is 11-3 against SIU under head coach Ben Jacobson), Missouri State University (Jacobson is 9-4), Illinois State University (11-5) and Bradley University (13-4). Oh, the power of nonscience. Only two rules in and we’ve eliminated every team in the country except for five. According to the equation, we have to eliminate every team that isn’t at the same MVC relevance as the Panthers. What do I mean by this? I mean that if UNI were a team near the bottom of the standings year-in and yearout, we’d want a team in the

same position. Since the Panthers are usually in the upper half of the conference, we can eliminate a few more teams. Drake University hasn’t been a relevant MVC team since 2007-08, so they’re out. Besides this season and the 2010-11 season, Indiana State University hasn’t been anywhere near the top so they’ve been cut as well. One final rule: location is key. It would have been a big win for Drake if they were still in the running, but they’re already gone. With Wichita State University and the University of Evansville at least a seven-hour drive from Cedar Falls, according to Google Maps, we can eliminate them. That leaves us with our final team. Congratulations Creighton; as much as I tried to prove you were not UNI’s rival, you are. The MVC got it right this season by putting the Bluejays and Panthers together in the heart of rivalry week.


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Sudoku One

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By Nancy Black Tribune Media Services (MCT) Today’s Birthday (02/15/13). Social life and partnerships sparkle until the summer. Play conservatively after April (for five months), and rely on your seasoned team. Achievements count more than toys. Work shifts into higher gear in the summer, and the career track you launch will take you far. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Sudoku Two

Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- This is the opportunity; take the necessary steps to afford it. Pull yourself up and empower others to succeed in the process. Grow your economy and everyone benefits. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -Today is a 9 -- You don’t need to worry; everything is coming together now. Besides, you’re extra hot for the next couple of days. Secret benefits could be yours, if you play your cards right. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -Today is a 6 -- The pressure is about to increase. Hiding out is a fine strategy. Ultimately you will resolve it. Let the meta-

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morphosis happen naturally. Be sensitive. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -Today is a 7 -- Plan ahead for a better understanding of what’s coming. Back up your data before Mercury goes retrograde on February 24. Find comfort in your community. Whistle while you work. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Give your career an extra boost of energy. When in doubt, find out how others have solved similar problems, and then add your own personal touch. Don’t be afraid to ask for exactly what you want. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Today is a 9 -- News affects your decisions for the days ahead. Fix something before it breaks. Have confidence in your newly developed talents. Your wanderlust is getting worse; follow your heart. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -Today is a 7 -- Think fast; your friends want to go, too. You can work it out. Throw yourself into a project. Draw upon hidden resources to pay bills during this next phase. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Share a bit of

success. Family matters vie with work for your attention. Keep your agreements. Partnership negotiations occur today and tomorrow. Choose the timing carefully. Angry words are expensive. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Get rid of what you don’t want to make space for what you do. The workload is intense. Rest later. Good news comes from far away. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- The odds are in your favor, and legal or administrative details resolve now. Accept a generous offer. Fringe benefits and stock options count. Take more time for play. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -Today is an 8 -- Provide leadership, and press for an advantage. Be imaginative as you focus on home improvement. It’s a good time for learning domestic crafts. Clean one room at a time. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Things are unstable financially. You can learn what you need. The more you achieve, the better you feel. Catch up on reading and study.

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Prince Charming proposed 14 years ago - so glad that I said yes! Together we rule the world: not fairytale but stress. A dog and four kids later - seems chaos always reigns. Still I am thankful for the silly, the messy and the strange. But most of all, I am grateful for your love - patient and true. There is no better Valentine in this world for me, than you. Happy {belated} Valentine’s Day to the king of our hearts! Love, Your M&Ms

FOR SALE / FOR RENT For rent June 1ST. 2 bedroom apartments. 2423 Tremont. 266- 6440. Renovated 4 bedroom apartment for rent. June 2013. On Olive Street, next to UNI. Call 712- 358- 0592. 2 bedroom apartments, Cedar Falls. $630-675. No pets, no SEC. eight. Available June 1ST. 319- 404- 9095 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent near UNI. Available May or June 2013. Call 712- 358- 0592. Renovated 3 bedroom. Next to UNI. Available June 1ST. Call 712- 358- 0592

CLEANING In need of someone to clean your home or business? Call Leslie at 319- 269- 5969.

HELP WANTED Summer/seasonal positions available: A variety of summer (3 month) and seasonal (3-8 month) positions available. Working for the City of West Des Moines. New jobs posted weekly! Go to www.wdm.iowa.gov for description, salary and to apply online. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Available July 1ST. 4 bedroom duplex. $960/MO. Appliances included. 319- 236- 8930 or 319- 290- 5114.

ROOMMATES 1, 2 or 3 roommates needed. Available now through the school year. 319- 240- 0880.

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