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The Roast, a student-led coffee shop coming to College Hill, is selling its coffee outside the bookstore until finals week to generate buzz for its opening in August. < See PAGE 6


Dean Mauceri to become SUNY New Paltz provost Executive Editor

A taste of things to come






Philip Mauceri, the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa, has been appointed provost

and vice president of academic affairs at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Mauceri, a Brooklyn native, will begin at SUNY New Paltz next year, where he will hold tenure and professor rank

in the political science department, according to an article in New York’s Times Herald-Record. “It’s an important career move on my part,” he said in an interview with the Northern Iowan Wednesday evening. “I

think that at this point in my career, I was ready to make this move.” Brenda Bass, associate dean of CSBS and a professor of Family Studies, will serve as interim dean < See MAUCERI, page 3


Changing of the guard



Religion, philosophy programs to lose faculty and courses LINH TA Staff Writer


Robin isn’t a joke

For columnist Anthony Mitchell, the caped crusader’s sidekick is not just a hook for young readers, but a model for all real-life heroes in training. < See PAGE 4

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Student Body President Spencer Walrath delivers the State of the Student Body Address shortly before swearing in President-Elect Jordan Bancroft-Smithe Wednesday night. Walrath’s term ends this Saturday.

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One more year!

Senior guard Jacqui Kalin will return to the UNI lineup next year after the NCAA granted her a sixth year of eligibility in light of injuries. < See PAGE 9


NISG expands newspaper offerings Students can now read USA Today, the Register, the Courier and the New York Times for free as part of NISG’s expanded Collegiate Readership Program.


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he 2012-13 Northern Iowa Student Government senate and executive branch were sworn into office during the first regular meeting of the senate in the University Room Wednesday night, inheriting a changing government at a tumultuous moment in the University of Northern

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President-Elect Jordan BancroftSmithe takes the oath of office Wednesday night. Bancroft-Smithe will begin his term this Sunday.

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Read President Spencer Walrath’s full State of the Student Body Address.

Iowa’s history. Earlier in the evening, outgoing Student Body President Spencer Walrath delivered his State of the Student Body Address, reflecting on NISG’s accomplishments and calling for unity as the university prepares for the effects of the administration’s decision to close the Malcolm Price Laboratory School and cut

As a result of the University of Northern Iowa’s recent decision to restructure the philosophy Bachelor of Arts program and the study of religions B.A. program, the Department of Philosophy and World Religions must eliminate four tenured professors and two term faculty. Jerome Soneson, the department head, said he believes this 43 percent reduction of faculty will cause the quality of programs to initially falter. “With the loss of faculty, we can’t possibly offer the same program. If we restructure it, we’ll be able to offer a good program that will grow in strength over the years, but there will be an initial loss of quality,” Soneson said. During the restructuring process, new students will continue to enroll in

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The University of Northern Iowa began a partnership with Copyworks on April 2 for copy and print services on campus to compensate for the closure of UNI’s Print Services on April 6. “The partnership will save UNI money because there is no longer a deficit to cover,” said Kim Brislawn, associate director of University

Relations (UR). “Departments realize a savings by following the new process established with University Relations.” Brislawn said student organizations who need printing services will continue to go through Pam Creger, the Student Involvement and Activities Center secretary, who will attach the organization’s budget and send it to UR.

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UNI began partnering with Copyworks (above) on April 2 for printing services on campus to compensate for the closure of UNI Print Services.



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several academic programs. “The student body is fractured. It is confused, apprehensive, and at times irate,” Walrath said during his address. “Most of us are disappointed with the cuts imposed on us by the university leadership. We are upset that we had no say in the decision-making process.” Walrath’s own difficulties throughout the process may reflect obstacles for PresidentElect Jordan Bancroft-Smithe, who took the oath of office Wednesday night and will assume his presidential duties this Sunday. “Many students feel that I have not been a good leader through these difficult times; they believe that I have betrayed the students, that I am a puppet controlled by (UNI President) Ben Allen,” Walrath said. “They believe that because I have not shown up at protests, because I have not marched in demonstrations and because I have said that the university is in a budget crisis and that cuts are necessary, that I am in full support of all of the recent cuts and that I do not care about students.” Walrath said that during his presidency he relayed concerns he heard from students in his meetings with university leadership, and that questions he asked and concerns he raised were often met with new public addresses from the UNI administration that dealt with those concerns. The senior psychology and music major also defended the NISG senate’s decision to pass resolutions calling for civil discourse, greater student involvement in future academic and auxiliary decisions, and greater financial support from the state. Bancroft-Smithe can only be effective with students’ sup-


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Former Speaker of the Senate Ryan Alfred administers the oath of office to Jared Parker, the new speaker of the Northern Iowa Student Government senate, Wednesday night in the University Room.

port, Walrath said, calling on the campus to unite in support of UNI. “The Price Lab School is unique, beneficial and convenient for our education majors. Academics should be the primary focus of our university. President Allen is a great leader who has supported students at UNI more so than any other university president I’ve heard of. There’s no reason that these causes should be mutually exclusive,” he said. After the meeting, BancroftSmithe said he was “excited” to begin his work as president. Walrath said he was “relieved” to “have a little bit more extra time to be a regular student again” and to “rediscover what homework is.” Reflecting on his term after the meeting, Walrath recalled a moment shortly after the cuts were announced when he pulled together a meeting of faculty, staff, administrators and students to discuss the changes. “That was definitely a high point, because it showed me that we could set aside the bickering that had been occurring for the previous few weeks and come together in the best interest of UNI,” he said. “And that’s what I’m hoping will happen with the rest of campus.” During the meeting, Senator Jared Parker was

elected speaker with eight of 15 votes, one week after the previous election, which he won, was deemed invalid due to a violation of Robert’s Rules of Order in the voting process. Parker will lead a senate full of NISG newcomers that is half the size of the current body as a result of a reform bill passed last year. “We have a lot of fresh blood, which I think will be great for senate,” he said. Parker seeks to improve communication between senators next year through the use of the online file storage service Dropbox and to improve transparency by using Google Docs for legislation, which will allow students to see changes to bills and resolutions in real time during meetings. The senate also looks to improve communication with the faculty senate, whose chair spoke with students at last week’s NISG senate meeting. “I think faculty do have an interest in what we’re doing, and we have an interest in what they’ll be doing,” Parker said. Despite the challenges it faces, Parker hopes NISG will continue to work for students to the best of its ability next year. “I would like to see senate continue its high level of activity in making a difference and being proactive,” he said.


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“CLEAN BIN PROJECT” FILM SCREENING CEEE Auditorium 7 p.m. This documentary follows a couple for one year as they compete with each other to give up consumerism and produce zero garbage. GENDER NEUTRAL HOUSING IN IOWA Sabin Hall, Room 134 7 p.m. Andrea Connor, director of residence life at Grinnell College, will discuss gender neutral housing in Iowa.


SATURDAY FILM SERIES: “GOOD HAIR” UNI Museum 1:30 p.m. The UNI Museum will show Eddie Murphy’s documentary “Good Hair” in conjunction with the museum’s “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit.


“PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY’S VIEWS ON THE BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ‘RACE’” UNI Museum 7 p.m. Tyler O’Brien, UNI associate professor of anthropology, will discuss the history of the typological race concept and the field’s current understanding of biological differences among populations of the human species.


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Brislawn encouraged students with individual requests to come to UR between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to get approval forms to go to Copyworks. According to Brislawn, this will save a significant amount of money for students, departments and colleges. Brislawn said that when the university determined Print Services was no longer a sustainable operation, UR evaluated the needs for copy services and looked at vendors in the Cedar Valley. Copyworks was ultimately chosen as the best option. “It is going to be a great partnership for both UNI and Copyworks,” said Jon Laity, manager of the Cedar Falls Copyworks. Laity said the partnership will give Copyworks more business, but it will mainly benefit students, departments and organizations on campus because the business has late hours, is near campus and has quick turnaround. According to Brislawn, a committee reviewed the proposals from the different vendors and asked fol-

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the program while faculty and staff in the department retool and restructure the programs. “The administration has said that the faculty are responsible for the curriculum … We have to learn what their plans are for faculty, and that’s completely unclear at this point,” said Martha Reineke, professor of religion. The announcement of the restructuring came as a surprise to Soneson; he says the Department of Philosophy and World Religions is the third least expensive department on campus. Soneson said the department teaches thousands of students each semester, with only two other departments on campus teaching more students per faculty member. Soneson said he believes the administration’s criterion of the graduation rates in programs does not adequately judge the quality or centrality of the programs to the university’s mission. “It places an emphasis on what is most expedient for the administration rather than what is in the best interest of the university as a whole,” Soneson said. “Expedient in the sense that it’s very easy to say how many student graduated from this program, and it’s very easy to make


low-up questions to ensure full understanding. She said the premise behind the partnership is to find a solution to have copy services at reduced costs so that departments and organizations can save on their already-tight budgets and work with established vendors in the area. UR has established a database, so when print jobs are sent out, they can review them and send the approval forms to Copyworks. Brislawn said they are currently working through this process, but in the transition time, they realize there are special requests and circumstances that will need to be met. “Copyworks has been a great partner in all of this and has made everything very manageable,” Brislawn said. Brislawn explained that the partnership was not an exclusive relationship but a preferred vendor relationship. If UR receives projects for which it would be more cost-effective to compare prices, they will bid out to three different vendors. UR will then choose the vendor with the best rate while maintain-

ing a high-quality product and meeting the necessary timeline. UNI’s Print Services accepted their last print jobs on March 23 and closed after their last day of operation on April 6. According to Brislawn, UNI Print Services was set up to be a sustainable operation, but was no longer profitable. She said one reason for this may be that the print industry has changed dramatically in the past few years. For example, a large bulk of Print Services’ duties was to print course packets, but now the majority of course packets are offered online. Susan Johnson, a sophomore public relations and Spanish double major, said she thinks the “partnership with Copyworks is a very positive thing.” She said because it is close to campus and visible to students, many student organizations will be more likely to make use of the resource. “I personally will make use of Copyworks both for student organizations and as a public relations major,” Johnson said.

an argument which would say, ‘Look, only two have graduated from this program on average over the past five years, therefore we can’t support all these faculty in this program.’ It is exceedingly misleading because the faculty in the program don’t teach two students alone.” According to Reineke, a great concern within the world religions program is the potential loss of its newest colleague, John Burnight, whose teaching responsibilities for next year include courses on Islam. “It will be an enormous loss to our department and to UNI students who have been flocking to his classes if he is laid off,” Reineke said. Jane Martin, a junior religion and anthropology major, said she enjoys the religion major and finds it a shame that future students may not receive the same experience as she has. “I’m really worried we’re going to lose the good professors, and they’re just going to hire adjuncts, and then our education will be worth the paper it’s written on,” Martin said. Emily O’Loughlin, a philosophy and history major, is worried about the quality of education for future students enrolling in the philosophy program. “If they restructure it in such a way that they increase class sizes like in the intro classes, it will be

difficult to have good philosophical discussions in those classes,” O’Loughlin said. Susan Hill, associate professor of religion, believes UNI’s emphasis on the Liberal Arts Core distinguishes it from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. “We have a liberal arts core that’s taught primarily from faculty and not graduate students and that distinguishes us from the other two regents. Our departments, both religion and philosophy, contribute heavily to the Liberal Arts Core,” Hill said. Overall, Hill said religion should be a major factor in UNI’s strategic plan of diversity and living in a globally diverse world. “Without the possibility of learning about religion in a significant way, you take out a significant portion of that issue,” Hill said. “We’re not going away, but it suggests that there’s a sense of a lack of appreciation in the role that we play in those particular roles on campus.”


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of CSBS for the 201213 academic year, during which the provost’s office will launch an official search for a new dean. Mauceri began his time at UNI 18 years ago as an assistant professor and worked his way up to become an associate professor, full professor, department head and ultimately the CSBS dean in 2009. Becoming a provost was the next logical step, he said. “I actually enjoy administration, because I think administration is all about … (helping) people to be able to do their jobs, providing some assistance to them when it’s needed,” he said. The chance to return to the East Coast also proved “attractive” for Mauceri. Though he’s excited about his new position, the departing dean said he will be really sad to leave UNI, where he’s made his career and developed “very deep ties” across campus and in the community. “I always will cherish my memories and experiences and the people I’ve dealt with — students, faculty and staff here on campus,” he said. UNI’s recent budgetary decisions to close its lab school, eliminate and restructure many academic programs, close its museum building and cut the athletic budget had no impact on Mauceri’s decision to accept the position, he said, adding that all campuses in the country are facing or have faced similar circumstances. “I think it’s the current reality that, when you’re a faculty member or dean or provost or president,

I will always cherish my memories and experiences and the people I’ve dealt with — students, faculty and staff here on campus.

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you’re going to have to make some very difficult decisions about resources, about priorities, and that’s the new reality from now,” he said, noting that SUNY New Paltz encountered similar budgetary difficulties two years ago. “It’s an issue I’ve had to deal with here at UNI; I’m sure it’s an issue I will have to deal with at some point in New York.” Gloria Gibson, provost and executive vice president at UNI, said she hated to see Mauceri leave, but was excited for him to take on his new responsibilities at New Paltz. “I feel that Dr. Mauceri has served UNI very well in the 18 years that he has been here,” she said. “He has contributed immensely to the university, and I wish him well.” Mauceri praised UNI’s students, faculty and leadership, and urged the campus to find hope in its future. “I think that it’s very easy at the moment to be focused on all the difficulties that we’re undergoing, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I think that’s something that we here at UNI still have to focus on,” he said.


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Racism, or just ignorance and stupidity? As far back as I can remember, the word race meant either good or bad, winner or loser, white or black, superior or inferior; in other words, positive or negative. As a binary, the first word is positive and the second is negative, without a hint or notion of equality. But, being fortunate to have friends of various ethnicities, I have learned that all of us have biases and stereotypes that may be seen as racism. Calling someone a racist is harsh, and before doing so we


should carefully examine the situation and the people involved, and consider their actions and attitudes accordingly. I have concluded that, for the most part, it’s not all racism; some actions come from ignorance and some stupidity.

Here is a scene from a few weeks back, which I experienced, as an example of ignorance or stupidity, and not so much evidence of racism. I wonder if this idea can be applied to present events we are combating as students and citizens. Some of you might remember the tampering with the locks of various doors in Sabin and security being involved with the investigation; our very own African-American female security officer came out to check

the doors. Later that day, two European-American male officers came to check the doors. Two things were different from the first scene. First, I was in the office alone behind “locked” doors. Second, there were two officers, not one, and they were white and male. Mind you, these security officers used their own key to unlock the door; I was in plain view, papers were spread around the computer, my document was on the computer and I was typing. I

was locked inside the office with my keys. The officers asked what I was doing. I replied with, “Doing my 20-page paper.” The officers’ second question was, “Do you have a student ID?” I replied with, “Yes.” The officers’ first statement was, “We need to see it.” I replied with, “Ok.” I searched until I found it in my bag and handed it to them. Unlike the time I tried to catch the city bus < See SUMPTER, page 5

Undue criticism NICK KROB

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Why Robin isn’t a joke


t’s time to totally geek out for a moment and the subject matter isn’t completely random either. In pop culture, Robin, as in the Batman and Robin dynamic duo, has become something of an insult and a punchline for jokes. I simply cannot stand for this anymore. Someone has to stand up and say something for the Boy Wonder because, well, he’s a fictional character who can’t defend himself. Let the geeking commence. Being a big comics person and a big Batman fan especially, I have heard my share of slams. Tiny Toons had a whole bit calling him a human target. There was a car commercial not too long ago saying kids want to be Batman, not Robin. And of course, there are the everyday jokes you hear from regular people and friends. I think if any fictional character needed a PR campaign, it’s this guy. (Except maybe Aquaman; there’s no repairing that reputation.) First criticism to counter — Batman works alone. Wrong! Batman cannot function without Alfred, at least in the modern interpretations. To say Batman works completely alone simply isn’t true and is a weak argument. You need some assistance now and again. Not to mention, the rest of the Bat-family never gets any hate. Why just Robin? Is it just because he works the closest? It’s not the worst criticism, but something that had to be addressed. Second, Robin’s only purpose is to get


younger kids interested in the characters. While I can’t argue that is the exact reason he was created back in 1940, the times have changed. Robin isn’t just a fixture to bring in kids anymore. He serves a more important function now than back then. While having a kid sidekick can be dangerous and potentially harmful to their well-being, Robin keeps Batman grounded in reality. Batman’s such a dark character, spending so much time brooding and obsessing over his parent’s death. He needs someone to pull him out of the darkness and into the light. Robin’s youth, energy and optimism helps to restore that balance of light and dark in the Batcave. Last argument to point out: Robin’s costume and age. All right, fine, you got me on this one. The color selections aren’t the wisest when working in the shadows, and being so young does end up making him an easy target/hostage. Fortunately, as times and ideas continue to change, the good folks at DC have been updating his costumes to incorporate more black and less of those bright yellows and greens. To be fair, I can make these silly arguments all day and it’s just nerd bickering

and opinions that have no bearing on anything. Well, here’s where I hammer home some meaning to this goofy argument. I believe in superheroes. I believe in why they hold the place in society they do. Not only are they modern mythology, they serve as colorful examples of what we strive to be like, as well as what we want to keep under control in our own lives. In saying that, this is what Robin means to me. Batman, as many people would agree, is one of the greatest heroes ever created. Born of tragedy and dedicated for life to his role. Great stuff — it can’t be replicated. However, looking at my own life, I’ve had it pretty easy comparatively. I can never be Batman (metaphorically, obviously). However, there have been five Robins since 1940, all coming from different backgrounds. Some of them are from tragedy, some not. Robin serves as the student of Batman who can eventually go off and become his own hero. That’s what I see. I see myself as a student of heroes because I have so much to learn. And as far as a mentor, it doesn’t get much higher than Bats. That’s why I always see myself as Robin, and it can transition nicely into the real world. I will always be learning from things I can never myself become. Anthony Mitchell is a junior in

electronic media from Grinnell, Iowa.

The April 5 issue of the Northern Iowan published a letter by Eileen Dare entitled “Another Growth Opportunity.” In this letter Ms. Dare was critical of the recent “Men and Feminism” panel discussion. As one of the students hosting said panel, I would like to respond to her comments, speaking on behalf of and following consultation with those involved. Our intention is not to create a war of words using this publication as a battleground, but rather to clarify, for the sake of both those involved and the topics in question, the events that transpired and explain why her criticism is out of line. To criticize such an event not only damages the communal respect for education fostered on this campus, but also serves to unjustly disrespect the character and actions of students trying to facilitate meaningful discussion. In this regard, silence is not an option. Ms. Dare begins her letter by criticizing the lack of organization in the panel, citing unclear ground rules as cause for confusion. However, no more than two minutes into the panel had Adam Livengood, the moderator of the discussion and apparent target of Ms. Dare’s anger, asked the audience to reserve their questions until the end of the hour. It was not a misunderstanding that caused her to repeatedly interrupt the session with her questions, but rather a conscious decision to break the established guidelines. As she stated, she “wouldn’t just go along with the ‘structure’ of the discussion.” More important than this relatively trivial matter, though, is Ms. Dare’s tokenization of Sharale McGowan, or, as she referred to her throughout the April 5 letter, “the black woman.” In her initial remarks at the panel discussion, Ms. Dare accused Adam of not recognizing his own “white privilege,” considering the fact that he was seated in the middle while Sharale “hung off the table.” While she believed this accusation, and < See KROB, page 5


from Hy-Vee, when I could not find change fast enough for the bus driver and was asked to get off the bus, these officers were not in a hurry and waited. I asked why they requested my student ID. To run identification check, was the reply. Jokingly, but with sarcasm, I will admit, I said that I planned to break in after I finished my homework. Needless to say, their faces did not show signs of amusement, and we waited in silence as they did the identification check, background check, car theft, breaking and entering check, spitting on the sidewalk check, bad check list check, welfare fraud check, student prostitution ring check — well, it seemed like forever. What was taking so long? I was nervous. After some minutes they got the all-clear from the dispatcher that I was a graduate student and handed back my identification card. When I requested their business cards, as I had with the female officer earlier in the day and received it, they patted their crest emblems and asked about my major, which I told them the department in which I was studying. They exited as I sat thinking how racist they were. But, since then, I have had other experiences and now conclude that these offi-

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the subsequent demand that they switch places, was justified in the name of fighting racism, her action had the opposite effect. By singling out Sharale as “the black woman,” Ms. Dare forced her to represent an entire race. Akin to assuming an immigrant can speak for every individual in his or her home nation, this is not only presumptuous but also derogatory and, put simply, embarrassing. One black individual should not be assigned the role of representing an entire race. Even with noble intentions of eliminating “white privilege,” such simplistic generalizations only hurt the fight to eliminate the negativity of racial divide in this country. Ms. Dare did not view Sharale as a student who happened to be black; she saw her as a black person who happened to be a student. This is evidenced by the fact that, in her letter to the editor, never once does she refer to her by her name despite frequently referring to “the white male” as Adam Livengood. Sharale, it seems, was no more than her skin color while the white students were assigned personhood. What’s more, Sharale chose to sit on the end because that is where she felt comfortable. Ms. Dare’s criticism continues in her accusation that Harry Brod’s posture — “commanding the table and block(ing) the individuals to his left and right” — was further evidence of male and/or white privilege. She asks, rhetorically I would assume, if “white men commanding your space or claiming your space is not a feminist issue.” In this instance, we believe that it is not.

Gloria Sumpter is a graduate

student in women’s and gender studies from Bowman, S.C.

While it is important to be vigilant in spotting feminist issues in everyday life, a line is crossed when a man with an invisible disability is accused of being sexist because he leans on a table for support. There is a point at which accusations become personal attacks without any real purpose and lose contextual relevance. Disrupting a discussion to criticize a panel member’s posture, as Ms. Dare did, is beyond that point. There are important issues that need to be discussed on this campus, and feminism is surely one of them. Open forums for debate are perfect avenues for education and personal growth. Speech at these events should be free and poignant. Yet attacking those who facilitate such positive events, even if there are indeed flaws, serves only to damage the opportunity for communication and creates a culture of hostility and resentment. This response should never have been necessary. What was offered to the UNI community was a panel of experts who generously donated their time to speak about issues involving men’s roles in feminism. What occurred, however, was stifled speech and a lost opportunity for intellectual development. Both audience members and panelists alike were so shocked by such disrespectful vitriol that the content of the discussion was overshadowed. We hope, however, that the message was not entirely lost – that feminism is not simply a woman’s issue; it is a human issue. Nick Krob is a senior in

sociology and criminology from Iowa City, Iowa.

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Jason Reeves to perform at the Hub KIRSTEN TJOSSEM Staff Writer

Iowa City native Jason Reeves will promote songs from his upcoming album “Songs are Silent Films” at the Hub on April 19. The album, which will be released May 22, will return to the feel of his past releases but with a few new aspects. “There’s a little bit of everything on that record,” Reeves said. “It goes from really stripped-down acoustic to full band. There’s a couple things on there that I’ve never tried before, but for the most part it’s a return to the way I have been doing it all along — just the acoustic, organic feel.” This ability to control the route his songs and albums take and try new things is

one thing Reeves appreciates and doesn’t take for granted. After years of releasing his albums independently, he was signed with Warner Brothers in the spring of 2008 and later dropped from the company in the summer of 2011. “I was surprised in the moment, but then I was very excited,” Reeves said. “It’s allowed me to put out music, which sounds really simple. But being on a record label can sometimes turn into a trap, and they kind of hold your songs hostage. And since I write so many songs, it started to be a little bit like torture being on a label.” Reeves is known for his emotion-driven songs with true and honest lyrics that often tell stories of love and love lost. “I try to write about things

that are happening to me in the moment, because in the end it’s just so much easier,” Reeves said. “I think the writing is more free and more powerful. It comes from a real place where you can actually feel it while you’re writing it.” Reeves is as excited for his Cedar Falls show as his biggest fans are to have him in town. “I just really like that place,” Reeves said. “I’ve got a lot of friends and family there. It’s kind of like a little homecoming. I’m just excited to play the show and get some new music out to everybody.” For more information on the show and to purchase advance tickets, visit Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

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Musician Jason Reeves performs onstage at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois.

Rod Library celebrates National Library Week ALEC GLUESING Staff Writer

JOHN ANDERSON/Northern Iowan

Nathan Wiemers, The Roast’s creator, serves the coffee shop’s Columbian Roast outside University Book and Supply Wednesday morning. The student-led coffee shop is selling coffee on the Hill until finals week.

A taste of things to come JOHN ANDERSON

Executive Editor

The Roast, a student-led coffee shop coming to College Hill this fall, wants to prove that students are willing to get their caffeine across the street. The University of Northern Iowa students behind the start-up are selling hot chocolate and their Sumatra and Columbian roasts outside University Book and Supply every weekday from 7 a.m. to noon until finals week. Nathan Wiemers, the project’s creator, said it’s a good opportunity to show there’s enough foot traffic for a profitable coffeehouse on the Hill. “People have to realize that it’s available,” he said. Wiemers said the booth outside the bookstore brought

in roughly 50 to 60 customers in its first three days. The Roast, which plans to open on the Hill in August, seeks to offer a unique, college-themed atmosphere in which students can socialize and study while drinking high-quality coffee. “The huge opportunity — the void in the market of (a) meeting place on College Hill, it’s humongous, and people see that and want to be a part of that,” Wiemers said. Joel Anderson, coordinator for the College Hill Partnership, said CHP was “excited” to have The Roast on the Hill because it will provide a place where students and community members can meet. “There has been no true meeting place on the Hill,” he said. “… Political ideas can be discussed (at The Roast),

study groups can be there, different community organizations can meet there.” The students behind the coffee shop hosted a roast of Ian Goldsmith, UNI’s student body vice president, on March 26 to generate buzz for The Roast, and they’re currently talking to a general contractor who will inspect the building the group has selected and provide an estimate of renovation costs. Next week, The Roast plans to give members of the community a chance to help kick-start the shop through the use of a crowd funding online service, through which students and community members can provide anywhere from $5 to $1,000 for the project. “We need the community support, both (for) morale and financially,” Wiemers said.

In the hustle and bustle of daily college life, students may take the value of the services a library provides for granted. This week, however, the importance of these institutions is being highlighted through National Library Week. The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library is spreading awareness in various ways, including a Facebook trivia contest in which participants answer questions for a chance to

win a Nook. One question is posted on Rod Library’s Facebook page each day this week, with the competition ending on Friday. Students can enter at any time and go back to answer earlier questions they may have missed. “We’re also doing something called the Search for Intelligent Life,” said Cynthia Coulter, head of technical services at Rod Library. “What we’re doing is having members of our public relations committee walk around campus looking < See ROD LIBRARY, page 7

UNI to host Earth Week events NI NEWS SERVICE

Celebrations for Earth Week, a campus-wide series of events that aim to involve the university community in environmental action, kicked off at the University of Northern Iowa Tuesday with a 10-mile bike ride on area trails. The week continues with a fun run along the trails from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday. Students will meet in the northeast corner of the WRC parking lot at 4 p.m. Tuesday for wetland cleanup. Wednesday, April 18 will play host to a celebration of Earth Day outside Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will feature educational displays advocating a variety of environmentallyfriendly practices, including

energy conservation and waste reduction. Wednesday will also feature a UNI sustainability update from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Celebrations continue Thursday with screenings of the film “Wall-E” at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Students can spend Earth Day, April 22, volunteering through the Student Involvement and Activities Center. Visit siac to register. Earth Week concludes on April 23 with a clothing exchange in the Maucker Union Ballroom lobby at 10 a.m. Visit and www.rrttc. com for more information.


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The Northern Iowa Student Government served students free food and pop by the Campanile during its annual Panther Bash Wednesday. Below: Students get hamburgers during NISG’s Panther Bash Wednesday.

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NISG’s Rhonda Greenway, Dakotah Reed, Mallory Riffel and Tiffany Koss hang out during NISG’s Panther Bash Wednesday. TEHRENE FIRMAN/Northern Iowan

David Droessler, who will soon have a master’s degree in accounting, has already secured a full-time position at an accounting firm in Cedar Rapids after graduation.

Droessler (almost) set for smooth sailing BRITTANY FUNKE Staff Writer

It is no mystery why David Droessler has a calm, cool and collected vibe about him — he is about to graduate in May with a master’s degree in accounting and has secured a full-time position as an accountant at the Cedar Rapids firm of McGladrey-Pullen, LLC. Although he is one of the fortunate graduate students to be leaving the University of Northern Iowa with a job waiting for him, there are still things he would like to accomplish during his final year at UNI. “I want to graduate for sure, and you would think securing a job would be a stress-reliever, but putting the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam behind me will be the greatest stress reliever,” Droessler said. “I’m looking forward to when that happens.” Many factors led Droessler to UNI, but the small-town feel of campus combined with the highly acclaimed accounting program convinced him the university was the right choice for him.

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for students reading or studying; if we spot someone, then we give them a card with information about the library and a piece of candy.” Photographs of these studious life forms are also being posted on Rod Library’s Facebook page, along with questions and more informa-

“UNI feels small when you are on campus, but it is not small with all the events that take place,” said Droessler. Droessler felt the transition from undergraduate education to graduate school was seamless. “The only changes I saw were more readings, group projects and an increase in coursework,” Droessler said. “But all the professors remained the same, which made the transition seem smooth.” While attending graduate school, he earned an assistantship with the accounting office and also works in the Office of Business Operations. With everything on his schedule, Droessler doesn’t have much free time, but enjoys hanging out with friends and family, or just relaxing and watching television when he does. When it comes to giving advice to other students, Droessler’s biggest recommendation to is to “not sweat the small stuff. Don’t miss the overall big picture. That one line out of that one page, out of that one book in that one class doesn’t matter, so don’t stress.” tion for the trivia contest and National Library Week. “It’s really not just one week of the year for us of course, it’s every week of the year. But it’s a good way to bring people’s attention to what they can find here,” said Coulter. “Libraries are one of those public goods that are easy to forget when you’re busy, but you can always count on them.”

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Right: Chrissy Koepp, junior elementary education major, swipes cards as students go into the carnival at the Piazza, which featured games, cotton candy and bright decorations.

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University of Northern Iowa freshman men’s basketball player Seth Tuttle put together a stellar freshman season, and people are starting to take notice. Tuttle, who TUTTLE was the leading rebounder (5.6 rebounds per game) and second leading scorer (9.6 points per game) for the Panthers last season, was named to the mid-major Freshman AllAmerican team on Tuesday. Tuttle is one of just 25 freshmen from mid-major college basketball conferences across the nation to earn the distinct honor of being an All-American. Tuttle became the first freshman in Missouri Valley Conference history to lead the conference in field goal percentage (.652) and was named the MVC Freshman of the Year last month. Tuttle is one of four returning starters for the upcoming 2012-13 UNI men’s basketball season.


Cedar Rapids native Washpun likely transferring to UNI BRAD EILERS Sports Editor

Arguably the most disappointing, heart-wrenching moments of the 2011-12 University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball season were the close losses and the team’s inabilWASHPUN ity to close out games when they had a lead. While the Panthers were lights-out from long range, hitting an average of 38.6 percent of their 3-pointers (No. 22 in Division-I) and averaging 7.9 made 3-pointers per game (No. 34 in Division-I), they missed an absurd number of lay-ups. UNI’s inability to finish at the rim likely cost them a few victories this past season, which may have been the difference between the NCAA Tournament and the National Invitation < See WASHPUN, page 9

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Laura Turner (20), prepares to swing during a home game against the Drake Bulldogs last weekend. Turner was 1-for-2 with a solo home run and had UNI’s only RBI against No.-9 Missouri Wednesday afternoon.

No. 9 Missouri snaps UNI’s winning streak, 3-1 BRAD EILERS Sports Editor

The University of Northern Iowa softball team scored one run in the top of the first inning off a Laura Turner home run but didn’t find the scoreboard again as the No. 9-ranked University of Missouri Tigers topped the Panthers, 3-1. The loss snaps UNI’s 15-game winning streak. Senior Jaye Hutcheson went to the circle for the Panthers (28-10) and allowed three earned runs on three hits and six walks. Hutcheson struck out

four Tigers in 3.2 innings of action. The Panther offense tallied just four hits and struck out nine times. Senior Whitney Plein led the UNI offense with a 2-for-3 performance. Turner finished 1-for-2 with the Panthers’ lone RBI. Missouri (31-6) scored a run in the second, third and fourth innings, and that was all the run support they needed as the Tigers won their 22nd consecutive home game. In the bottom of the second inning, trailing 1-0, the Tigers scored on an RBI double by Mackenzie Sykes. In the third inning, a sacrifice fly by Nicole

Hudson gave the Tigers the lead for good. Missouri’s Angela Randazzo drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the fourth inning to drive in the final run of the game, making the score 3-1 in favor of the Tigers. Although the Panthers’ 15-game winning streak was snapped, they still have an unblemished 12-0 record against Missouri Valley Conference opponents. UNI returns to action this weekend when they travel to Omaha, Neb., for a three-game series with the Creighton University Bluejays (20-15, 9-3 MVC).


Gooris brings humor and honor to UNI track and field ALEX MILLER Sports Columnist

When it comes to track and field, there’s no event more intense than the decathlon, but for University of Northern Iowa senior Daniel GOORIS Gooris, it’s just an everyday routine. The decathlon consists of 10 events split into two days, with five events each day. The 10 events are the 100-meter, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter, 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1500-meter. In other words, it’s a lot of running,

but that’s something Gooris has always enjoyed. Of the 10 events, Gooris’ favorites are the pole vault and the javelin. Why does he love these two events so much? Without hesitation, Gooris answered, “It’s a rush.” Aside from the rush of launching yourself into the air, Gorris jokingly said about the javelin, “Throwing a spear as far as you can appeals to my inner hunter.” However, whether or not Gooris got the opportunity to showcase his “hunting skills” at nationals this year was uncertain. JUSTIN ALLEN/Northern Iowan UNI senior track and field athlete Daniel Gooris earned second team All< See PANTHER PROFILE, page 9 American honors after his performance at the NCAA Indoor Championships.





NCAA grants Kalin a sixth year of eligibility BRAD EILERS Sports Editor

The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball program had a down year this past season compared to the previous two seasons, during which they won back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference titles and made consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. A large part of UNI’s success during that time was due to point guard Jacqui Kalin, who missed all of this past season due to an ACL injury she suffered in September. After having previously used an injury redshirt during the 2008-2009 season for an ankle injury, along with her most recent injury, Kalin’s future with the Panthers was in doubt. However, the NCAA officially granted Kalin a sixth year of eligibility for the

2012-13 season on Monday afternoon. UNI head coach Tanya Warren issued the following statement about the NCAA’s decision: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to have Jacqui Kalin be a part of our program for one more year,” said Warren. “She exemplifies what a studentathlete should be and we couldn’t be happier to have her represent this university for another season. She has worked very hard for this opportunity.” Kalin was named the MVC Player of the Year following the 2010-11 season, in which she helped lead the Panthers to a 27-6 record and the school’s first-ever regular season MVC championship. She averaged 15.3 points per game and ranked No. 5 nationally with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.51. Kalin was also honored as the MVC Scholar-Athlete

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“I knew I was close, so I really couldn’t think of anything else for the entire week,” said Gooris. “When the list came out I was so relieved and happy. I’ve been trying to get to nationals for four years now so it was nice to finally make it.” Gooris competed at the NCAA

of the Year and claimed second-team Academic AllAmerican honors in 2011. Kalin will return for her senior year having scored 1,419 points in 102 career games at UNI. She is currently the fifth-leading scorer in UNI women’s basketball history. Kalin is also UNI’s all-time leader in free throw percentage, No. 4 in 3-pointers made and No. 6 in assists. Joining Kalin on next year’s squad will be three players with significant starting experience: Junior Amber Kirschbaum (34 starts), junior Mercedees Morgan (20 starts) and freshman Brooke Brown (13 starts). Sophomore Jess McDowell, freshman Brittni Donaldson and freshman Sharnae Lamar all averaged more than 10 minutes per game last season as well.

Indoor Championships this past March and took home the ninth place honors next to fellow UNI teammate Olimpia Nowak. When it comes to getting mentally prepared before an event, Gooris likes to “joke about reaching different levels of being pumped up. Things like ‘beast mode,’ ‘zen mode,’ ‘sage mode’ and ‘God mode,’ each one greater than the one before it.”

Gooris was likely in “God mode” at the NCAA Indoor Championships, because he broke two of his own records on the first day, helping him earn second team All-American honors. Outside of track and field, Gooris likes to play video games and watch cartoons; he’s sort of a kid at heart. He is interested in mythology as well.

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Wes Washpun played one season with the University of Tennessee Volunteers before requesting a release from his scholarship. Washpun is expected to transfer to UNI.

JUSTIN ALLEN/Northern Iowan

UNI senior women’s basketball player Jacqui Kalin was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after missing all of the 2011-12 season with an injury.

Tournament. The Panthers may have found a solution to their problem. On Monday night, Cedar Rapids native and former Cedar Rapids Washington High School first team all-stater Wes Washpun announced he would be joining the UNI men’s basketball team for the 2012-13 campaign. The announcement should become official sometime within the next week. UNI head coach Ben Jacobson was unavailable for comment. The 6-foot, 1-inch Washpun spent one season at the University of Tennessee, seeing action in 17 games as the team’s backup point guard. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Washpun won’t be eligible to play at UNI until the 2013-14 season. However, he will likely help fill the void left by Anthony James and Marc Sonnen following next season. Washpun was granted a release from his scholarship late last month. In limited action, Washpun averaged 0.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 10.2 minutes per game. While those num-

“Something about being able to go above and beyond the basic limits of the human body and soul intrigues me,” said Gooris. Gooris’ “inner hunter” and interests in mythology helped him clear his mind and go beyond “zen mode” for a great four years as a Panther. Upon graduation this spring, Gooris would like to coach at the collegiate level.

bers certainly don’t jump off the page, Washpun has shown flashes that he could be a good fit in UNI’s system. According to Rivals. com, Washpun was a threestar recruit coming out of Washington High School. He is a quick, athletic guard who can get to the rim and finish. Aside from that, Washpun played 81 consecutive minutes over a span of six games in November and December without a turnover. In 33 minutes of action against then-No. 6-ranked Duke University and No. 8-ranked University of Memphis in the Maui Invitational, Washpun scored four points, recorded two rebounds, one block and one assist without committing a turnover. With Deon Mitchell in the UNI lineup, Washpun will likely play one of the off-the-ball guard positions and do less ball handling, which means he will need to learn to move better without the ball and be able to consistently knock down open jump shots, which was one of his weaknesses this past season. However, Washpun’s ability to convert at the rim could be his biggest asset

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By Gareth Bain 61 Distortion, perhaps 62 Little songbird 63 City on the Aare 64 Song that first topped the charts on 4/13/1957 ... or how its singer’s name appears in the answers to starred clues 68 Blink of an eye 71 Bench clearer 72 Pickup shtick 73 “L’chaim!” is one 74 Seafood serving 75 Author Blyton 76 Els of the PGA Down 1 Unruly do 2 Cry after Real Madrid scores 3 With the order switched 4 Give the slip 5 1990 Robert Frost Medal recipient Levertov 6 Zero, in Real Madrid scores 7 Fuming state 8 Super stars? 9 Twisted balloon shape, often 10 Christian bracelet letters 11 Weed whacker 12 Muse for Yeats 13 OB/GYN test 14 Boxer with a cameo in “The Hangover” 20 Produce offspring 22 Floor installer 25 Tureen utensil 26 Less chummy 27 De __: from square one 28 Feudal estates 29 Onion kin 33 Suffix with oct35 History test section, often 37 Start to fast? 39 Zachary Taylor, by birth 40 The senior Saarinen 41 Beasts of burden 43 Sargasso Sea denizen


By Nancy Black Tribune Media Services (MCT) Today’s Birthday (04/13/12). Where would you most love to go this year? Who do you want to work and play with? There’s forward velocity now. Career, income, family, partnerships, travel and education take the limelight. Words come easier. New structures and ways of thinking open entirely new possibilities. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -Today is an 8 -- Prepare everything in private, and review the logical steps. Define your terms before you cast yourself to the delights of a very fun social whirlwind. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -Today is a 7 -- It may be Friday

44 Trumpet effect 45 Toothbrush choice 50 The Aragón is a tributary of it 51 Southern language 53 Hollywood’s Mimieux 55 Holding device 56 Refueling ship 57 Street of many mysteries 59 Finalize, as a cartoon 60 Program problem 62 Timely question 65 Patch, say 66 Prefix with corn 67 “Xing” one 69 Popular CBS procedural 70 Parisian season


the 13th, but that’s no reason for superstition. A quiet morning prepares for important afternoon meetings and fun with friends later. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -Today is a 6 -- Finances open some. An expansion phase begins, and the next adventure calls. With Mars stationary direct, energy is slower today. Plan a cultural escape. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Don’t confront authority directly, but be prepared to defend your position. Write up thoughts. Return correspondence. Tackle detailed planning with financials. It pays. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- There could be a clash of wills or a misunderstanding. Communicate long-distance. Delegate to increase effectiveness, and get expert assistance.

Sudoku Two

Across 1 In tears, say 6 NPR’s Totenberg 10 Pasta grain 15 Greenish shade 16 Hemoglobin mineral 17 Like healthy soil 18 Pie nut 19 *Casual-wear brand since 1873 21 Work on film 23 Betwixt 24 Familia member 25 *Enters a witness protection program, say 29 Maine __ cat 30 Unbeatable service 31 Morlock prey 32 Sister of Rachel 34 More than serious 36 Presaging times 38 Skin-care brand with a “For Men” line 42 *Compromised choice 46 Take off the TiVo 47 Encrust, in a way 48 Goddess of discord 49 Obi-Wan portrayer 52 On the road 54 “Imagine that!” 55 Wyoming city near Yellowstone 58 *Wedding shop array

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Listen to suggestions. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Today is an 8 -- Compromise works. Don’t start before you’re ready. Talk a little; define terms, review steps. Prepare in private, and then dive into the job. There are busy days ahead. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -Today is a 9 -- Fact and fantasy clash. Listen to fact this time. Offer your peacemaker skills. Refine your speech. Say the magic words. Love blossoms anew. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -Today is a 6 -- It’s easier to get disoriented now. Make good use of common sense (or a compass) and find solace at home. Stay in communication with loved ones. Finances open up. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- An extra dose of creativity, especially around

finances, is greatly appreciated. Prepare more than you think, and save some money. Maintain optimism. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- You have the power to manage chaos as it arises, enjoying the process and creating something new out of the experience. It’s not a good time for financial risks. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -Today is a 5 -- Problems could come to mind. Solving them is part of the job. Things are just about to ease up. You’re entering a powerful phase. Celebrate into the night. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- It’s not a good time to travel. If you have to go somewhere, add time for the unexpected. Better check the train schedule again, or your tire pressure.


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The April 13, 2012 issue of the Northern Iowan, the University of Northern Iowa's student-produced newspaper since 1892.

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The April 13, 2012 issue of the Northern Iowan, the University of Northern Iowa's student-produced newspaper since 1892.