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Academics 114 Sports 166
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Copyright 1994 Tower Yearbook Northwest Missouri State Universit>'
Something Else Altogether 1
Volume 73 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville,
(816) 562-1212 Enrollment:
Taking advantage of the Maryville Aquatic Center Jean Ann Jenkins relaxes with her children. Jenkins enjoyed visiting Maryville 's biggest attraction frequently during the summer months. Photo by Tony Miceli.
Construction crews work on the $6 million Lamkin renovation. Despite the rain and strikes the gym was to be completed in time for the basketball season in the new Bearcat Arena. Photo byRuss Weydert. festivities end, Alpha Kappa Lambda dismantle their house decoration. Even with the physical evidence gone, the threat of a copyright lawsuit made it a day to remember. Photo by Puss
of flood devastation
to ease into the usual school
routine, but the year
enjoyed Family Day be-
something else altogether. cause
town was hectic when
me a chance
meet some kids
normally woold not have
and by-pass construc-
gotten the chance to meet
during the games.
active as ever. always a challenge for
program greeted us
and IT seemed everyone was environmentally aware as
and remember them throughout the year. In fact,
aluminum cans and trash.
some of my most
Northwest faced changes as Lamkin
Gym and Roberta tinued while
Hall construction con-
we found on-campus
improvements with remodeling Grill
dining of the
addition of Dunkin' Donuts.
traditions like Family Day, but
even Homecoming had a twist that
4^ 2 Opening
happened on Family Day/'
Bobby Bearcat said.
Students select meals in the Grill Works. Dining were remodeled over the summer. Photo by Tony
Cars line up on Highway 7 1 Floods and by-pass construction caused heavy traffic in the Ville. Photo by Laura Riedel. .
workers Chuck Bibb and Joe
Lamkin Gym. Renovations were postponed several times due to rain. Photo by Chris ers
Taco Johns opened at its new location on June 14. The new restaurant expanded facilities allowing more room for diners and kitchen space for cooks. Photo by Russ Weydert.
Dave Morton, Brian Watts and the Northwest Marching Band provide halftime entertainment at Arrowhead Stadium. Band members got to attend one of the many sold-out games during the season. Photo by Laura Riedel.
Homecoming got off to a controversial
START when Disney requested our
theme be changed to avoid a "We
of copyright contract.
were known for going out for Homecoming.
of our atten-
Despite controversy, the Ville
expanding with new owners and busi-
for the whole
No matter what
nesses developing throughout town.
other Greeks were going
though we fought rumors
to participate Delta Chi's
Taco Johns gave us a change for the
would always participate in all three divisions be-
better with a
new restaurant on South
Main Street. A comic store gave us
cause of our tradition/'
different to look at
another grocery store came to town.
With BIC changes happening at Northwest, we
SOMETHING ELSE 4 "^W
ALTOGETHER 4* Opening 5
6 Student Life Division
As most students
some stayed around
cooling off their
days at the Maryviile Aquatic Center.
The bar scene
when The Pub reopened
on Aug. 26. Another
would not have been complete without facing controversial issues such as ho-
mosexuality on campus.
The Residential faced controversy
cut the word "dorm"
and requested that students use the
We welcomed friends and relatives for Family
Day and found that students
were catching on to the country scene while joining the Chiefs mania.
everyone had their own role IN
ENTUFE 4* years of service The Pub closed April 30. 1993, leaving students witti one less bar to chioose from. The Pub reopened after remodeling by the new owner Jerry Sturm. Photo by Jon Britton.
Student Life 7
TheMaryville Aquatic Center offers new job opporliiiiilics ^~ for students like Garry Harper. Photo by Tony Miceli. Lifeguard Brad Bruner helps a young
of the two shdes added
swimmer down one
Photo by Ton\
The Maryville Aquatic Center broke every attendance record since Britten.
1958 with 45.750 people. Photo by Jon
even the Great Flood ot 93 could dampen
spirits as the
new Maryville Aquatic Center opened. "Building the Aquatic Center added pride to our
RodAuxier, of Maryville Harks and Recreation Departfacihtv like ment said. "No otherr community around here had a facility what \\'e had here." nity,"
Auxier, the condition of the old pool
did not meet health
and safety standards.
"We felt a new
pool was needed and thought about refurbish-
ing the old pool." Auxier said. "But
Center would be better."
The building of the Aquatic Center also brought 32 new job swimming Twenty life guards,
opportunities to Maryville. instructors
and a manager were hired.
For students, the Aquatic Center was a new place
and catch some for those "I
liked to lay out.
five or six times,"
rays. The shallow edges of the pool were perfect
Slater said. "I liked the
AQUATIC CENTER ADDS
could layout and not get hot."
The $1.6 million complex offered a new way for students to cool off during the summer. "The new pool was a lot bigger and it was really not that expensive for the type of center that
big slides, cool water and a place to lay out were popular
even Mother Nature could not drive away exceeded 45,750 as the new center proved
BY RUBY DITTMER
was going through
college students and the
a transitional phase, giving
a change. Everyone
excited at the prospects of flourishing businesses in town.
Students gave a high rating for the Maryviile Aquatic Center, which opened on Memorial Day.
"The idea was
to bring in a large
crowd and add something
new for Maryviile." Shawn Powell, assistant manager, said. The $1 .6 million project attracted 1,500 swimmers on their best day. The remodeled pool included diving boards, four therapeutic jets and lanes were increased from six lanes to eight.
surprised they did
way. This was Maryviile.
Dunkin" Donuts also received an overwhelming response when business began in August. With ARA being the second on-site production facility in the country, Jerry Throener,
director of food services,
was optimistic and expanded
hours to include Saturday and Sunday mornings.
A new Taco Johns, located between South Main and South Avenue, opened for business on June 4. According to manager 1
Taco Johns was too small
date the expanding business.
"New items such as deli-club burritos and Mexican pizzas, which we were introducing, required more kitchen space," Williams said. The Comic Asylum was
North Side Mall.
in July, busi-
ness was good and manager
Randall Bacon planned
more shelves and
a bigger se-
A new liquor store located next to the post office was Cork "n Keg. Despite competition with other stores, business was expected to prosper.
"We had to keep the prices down
with everyone else."
owner Darren White said. "We offered more in ways of service,
BECOME AN INNOVATIVE REALITY
not just the product."
Northwest would even add something for fitness-conscious students.
The $6 million Lamkin
renovations would be
June 1994. Additions included basketball, tennis,
volleyball and racquetball courts, suspended walking and jog-
ging tracks, lights and motorized bleachers, athletic training
room, classrooms and a physiology
"This renovation was necessary because the old gymnasium
was over 30 years old and had limited
coordinator of renovation, said.
Mozingo Lake, a $5 million project that began in the mid-60s. was coming true for citizens of Maryviile. Construction began in 1990 and the lake was to be completed in 1994. Mozingo offered a recreational facility with camping, beaches, fishing, boating, golfing and hiking.
would give students and community a choice of a different I had to go down to St. Joseph for activities and entertainment," Carol Davis said. "I was looking forward to the "It
place to go.
Mozingo project so that it would keep us in town." With new businesses in operation, Maryviile was to a new lease of life and a place to call "home" students.
10 New To The
ARA worker Kill
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cmploNccs wore required
to ulleiui a
fise-week training course
in HiÂť.Iom. Plioio h\
Randall liacon. manager of the Coniie As)iuiii. sorls ihrough a seel ion
The comic kind
June allhc North Side Mall and was ihcoiil\ one of it's
bv Chris Tucker.
Maryvillc's newest grocery store. Value Fair. The store added
more competition, with bulk items Codi Holhrook and Aiigie
discount prices. Photo by Chris Tucker.
relocation and expansion of the restaurant,
new items that Taco Johns offers. With the Taco Johns also increased their menu. Photo by
Student Life 11
FLOOD LECACY AMES, IOWA:
from the Skunk River and Squaw Creek swept through Iowa State University pouring 16 feet of water into
plant leaving 250,000 residents
without safe drinking water for
HANNIBAL, MO.: A
flood wall protected
but a levee broke one mile up-
stream which caused 9,000 acres
of farmland to flood.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO.: The main link to Columbia, U.S. Highway 63, was closed. Most of
several hundred residents of north
Jefferson City were evacuated.
Kemper Arena and American Royal buildings feet of
water and went without
electricity for 18 hours.
PARKVILLE, MO.: After ap proximately five feet of water flooded the downtown area, three fourths of the businesses were
post office also had to be
system that serviced 85.000 dents
was knocked out
at Iowa Sate University Ames, Iowa, were heavily damaged,
cluding Hilton Coliseum, where 14 feet of water stood on the main level. School officials believed
water would not touch
the complex, therefore
sured against flood damage. Photo by Jon Britton.
what some analysts called the greatest natural disaster of the century, the Great Flood of 93 devasn
Midwest with 51 deaths; 65,000 people evacuated from their homes; 34 million acres of land flooded; 50,000 people left unemployed; 517 countated the
declared federal disaster areas; 57,000 destroyed
homes and $5
areas were hit as rainfall started in June
let up for weeks. Des Moines, Iowa, went power and water for weeks. Parkville, Rivwithout erside and St. Joseph, Mo., were flooded and St
and did not
supply for one week.
Northwest was affected by the flood, even
tion to other areas. "It
we were down
called freshmen over the
mer and there were some
the Financial Assistance Office
to say that the flood affected them.
said they weren't
coming because of the flood." Walsh said others stated financial reasons were the cause for non-enrollment. Walsh said about 30 to 50 people contacted
dents," Michael Walsh, director of Enrollment
BY DON MUN5CH
FLOOD OF "We had areas,"
25 percent of our zip code areas declared disaster said. "So. I'm sure if affected students, but it was
Like Walsh, Dr. Denise Ottinger, dean of students, did not believe the flood's effects
would be seen
we were more
fortunate than our sister institu-
tions," Ottinger said. "I thought
our impact from
A new students
who were affected by the flood. Fewer than
used the plan, according to Treasurer Jeannette Whited. Terri Weichinger, assistant director of financial aid, said
to find out
what would be available
terms of relief packages.
"Some had come
to process for loans
previously did not apply," Weichinger said.
cases on a case-by-case basis. There had to be a determination of loss of their home, farm or some other property."
She said some assistance funds, such and work study, were increased and have lost property to be affected.
as the Perkins
"Some of them were hurt indirectly - they were laid off from ajob, for instance," Weichinger said. "That hurts just as much.
we would anyone
else in our
students were not directly affected by the flood, but
witnessed the flood
"My home wasn't affected," Tony Wood, from Hannibal, Mo., said. "My neighborhood was up on a hill, but some of the lower-lying areas of tow n were completely under water."
However. Emilie Allen, from Glasgow, Mo., said her waters that consumed the basement and part of the second floor of her home. Renovations were made to redo what the flood destroyed, though the water did not
home was ravaged by
the entire premises.
didn't have a chance," Allen said.
broke, there was a roar and the water just
of folks nearby couldn't go back because their
Allen said her family was severely hurt financially because
was dependent on crops, which w ere destroyed. was Jeff Roe, who worked during the summerfor the National Guard in Northwest Missouri at Amazonia and Craig. Roe's job entailed 12-hour their livelihood
student, not directly affected,
included evacuating and security clearances. He said towns were accessible by boats only.
tragic to see
never actually saw
what the flood did," Roe
you were involved."
Tracy Maisel, Hannibal, Mo., said her father lost his cabinet-making business, due to the flood, which was located in the Bearcreek flood plain and had no insurance. "It was really sad to see people who lost everything." Maisel said. "There were some things you just could not replace
like pictures, antiques, etc."
Maisel said the heroes of the relief effort were the ones
made a difference; the people who donated time and money. Though the flood menaced the Midwest the way Hurricane Andrew mauled Miami, people learned that Mother Nature should never be taken for granted.
lack of prolecliun lor
around Bear Creek
homes in Ihc residential area Hannibal. Mo., stirred coniroversy
because several families thought the city had neglected protect them. tected
Historic Business District
from the Mississippi Ri\orb\
was pronoodwall Photoby
grain bin located in Glasgow. Mo.,
Hooded by waters from
Ri\cr. .Almost one fourth of Saline
Mo., grain crops were
SI4 million .Sheila
damage. Photo by
aids the people of
graphs. Although Parkville est hit
within an estimated
Parkville. Mo., with the help of hiel.
The American Red Cross
by the Hooding,
signing autonot the hard-
businesses were destroyed. Photo by Jon
Police officers help direct unusually heavy traffic on
Because of high Hood waters
Mo.. Interstate 29 was rerouted through Maryville. Photo bv Jack Vaught.
Student Life 15
sororities proudly displayed their letters
they unified and competed in philan-
With the sidewalks decorated
thropies, fun and games.
colored chalk and banners draped out of Roberta Hall windows, the
theme "Life's Short, Be Greek," kicked off
ceremony and Greek Sing, which seemed to be the highlight of the week. The Most Spirited Greek Song was awarded to the Phi Mus and Delta Chis. Phi
after the ribbon cutting
award for Most Creative Greek
Greek Week was not just fun and games, Greek system.
unity in the "I
enjoyed the Greek Sing the best because
were there and everyone participated," Shon Mosser of Sigma Phi Epsilon said.
The Greeks sponsored to benefit
help children with
cancer. Fraternities and sororities also held a Rocking Chair-a-
thon where Greeks
sat in a giant
Nodaway County Courthouse
rocking chair in front of the
(Greek Week) strengthened us with the
once, they could see
school were blind to
"Some of the community and the came out of the system. For money for Camp Quality."
instance, seeing us raise
Other beneficial events
LETTERS what they collected goods were given
clothing drive. Another
event added was the canned
food sculpting. Organizations held a food drive and used
to build artistic
cluded tree planting and a
arrangements and then the
During the week there were also competitive and non-
competitive games that produced challenges and laughter for
HAVE FUN WHILE HELPIN6
spectators as well as the participants.
barrow races and the chariot "I liked
BY SARA MEYERS
of these events
included games such as the tug-of- war competition, the wheel-
watching the chariot races," Heidi Brenner of Delta
Heidi Melnders and
was made out of
Heidi Paden of
was funny seeing
the chariot that
kinds of things being pulled by three guys."
Alpha Sigma Alphia
Mary Peterson, an instructor from Iowa State University in Ames, attended Greek Week on Monday to give a lecture as a keynote speaker in Mary Linn Performing Arts Center. Peterson spoke about why students chose to become a part of the Greek system and helped members to understand that all of really
Anne, during the annual Greek Sing kickoff.
the organizations experienced similar problems.
display the sorority
good because she understood college stuwas very inspirational and support-
dents," Brenner said. "She ive,
problems we had seem petty and somewhat
unimportant. She helped the only
to realize that
one with problems."
Thursday night concluded Greek
with the awards
ceremony held in the Conference Center. Sigma Sigma Sigma and Sigma Phi Epsilon were named Outstanding Greek Organization. The award for Most Pariticipation went to Alpha Sigma Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
16 Greek Week
Like Teen Spirit"
and went on receive the
Student Life 17
^W weat was rolling down their foreheads, their arms and legs ached from cHmbing the
time while their
stairs for the fortieth
possessions were scattered around the room. This was a scenario ail too common for students
moving in for the school year. Twin sisters Jacqueline and Jennifer Thornton had the pleasure of moving in twice after they learned they had moved into the wrong room in Hudson Hall. "We just thought there was one 211," Jacqueline said. "We didn't think there was more than one." The door was unlocked so they thought they had the correct room, but moving into their first room was not as easy as they
had hoped. a 102 degrees,
"It felt like
when someone came in and asked we knew something was up."
our keys. That's when
So they loaded everything up and headed to the correct room. Moving in was a stressful time. However, for most upperclassmen getting settled "I
knew how wanted
"We didn't have a fan at that time, we had almost
everything put away
we were sweating
lugging everything and getting everything in our drawers,"
residence halls was easier.
together," Michelle Leeper
had already been
weeks of school were not complete without
my room and the freshmen
trying to put their
grocery store and Wal-Mart. "I
went three or four times
week to Wal-Mart," Whitney Roach said. "We that
did not think
tape and silverware."
After bags were unpacked and trips to Wal-Mart and Food-
4-Less were made students were ready for the year to begin.
weeks of Northwest's orientation program. Advantage "93, of-
Freshmen had a college.
AND UNPACKIN6 WHILE ENDURING
of support during the
fered different activities during the week.
got from Northwest was that
people here were really cool. The
thought most of the
a lot easier."
BY AMANDA MCMANICAL
the activities, the highlight of the
be hypnotist Jim Wand.
Amanda Brown enjoyed the show and was flabbergasted by w hat happened on stage. "I was surprised by the things he got people to do," Brown said. "I doubt they would have done those things if they new the\ were in front of a large audience. The part I liked the best was when the guy was pretending he was Michael Jackson." Another activity which received a good turn out and high marks was comedian David Naster. "Naster was really funny," Neil Neumeyer said. "The girls around
surprised by what he
was saying, but he was
good and very funny." Theevents that students participated in during their first week gave them a feel for Northw est. with first impressions affecting really
what they thought about college
ndi.Th\|iiU)sis.Aiiloiii(il. in ckiLC
docs his best
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IrVMir Lccpcr helps KclK Johiislon nunc part of her loll inlo Hudson Hall. Suidcnts had endure ihe nun ing experience durinj; the Auyusi heal. Photo b) Laura Ricdel.
Jennifer Engelke picks up her freshman seminar adsisemcnl inlormalion from Tricia Tinsley. During Advantage '93 freshmen were assigned advisers to help
for their first
Photo by Tony Miccli.
Student Life 19
n an average weekend, Saturday mornings were spent
doing laundry and recovering frorn the night
However, on Family Day residence halls were buzzing with activity and signs were hung outside the halls welcoming
parents to the annual festivities.
Students were shutting alarms off before 7 a.m., rising with intentions of cleaning up and straightening the their parents arrived.
home was Kristin
Sometimes, sending over-night guests
a part of preparing for the family visit.
send her boyfriend back to Blue
Springs, Mo., before her parents arrived.
After dirty clothes were shoved into the closet and dishes
were rinsed off the
my boyfriend home early," Deady said. "We my parents still did not
had been together for nine months and
room was done
quick straightening of
and dad knocked on the
parents arrived, the University had several activities
planned for families
to partake in.
weather conditions, a picnic that was
scheduled to be held on the Bell Tower patio was
Families also enjoyed a carnival held beside Colden Pond.
was a new addition
event was not a large one,
agenda. Although the
was the clown Bumbles who made artistic
VI LLE FAMILIES
hats out of balloons, goldfish
racing, sponsored by Student
Senate and the Residential Hall Association held a ring
Another booth set up by Alpha Sigma Alpha provided participants a chance to throw pies at sorority members. Even with all the different booths, the carnival did not receive toss.
high marks by everyone.
"To be honest," Steve Liningar said. were geared toward
needed more for older
students went without parents on Family
they did not think there
interesting to do.
Jason Cisper said.
campus everyday. Why should my parents come and do that with me?" The annual football game against Washburn turned out to be the highlight of the day. The Bearcats took the Icabods with a walked around
BY SARA MEYERS
We expected more from a carnival. Most of the games they had
a great day to
team won," Jennifer Beekman
thought the parents had fun seeing
lived our lives for a
a time to be with people
paid off as the 'Cats
returned to their rooms and began the normal
20 Family Day
motivates the crowd
who made one feel
was done by a visit with friends already at Northwest or relatives from home. After parents began the drive home and signs were ripped from the walls, students student.
Family Day was at
Bearcat as he
score of 61-36.
The Bearcat cheerleading squad
of a college
ended the game 6136 over the Icabods. Photo by Jon Britton.
Alison Burt receives a balloon from Bumbles the clown during Family Day. Bumbles was one of the many attractions during the Family Day carnival. Photo
by Jon Britlon.
lodd Jacobs and carnival had
son Dallon lake a break Irom Family Day activities. The
different booths targeting
chance to participate
the day. Photo by
Beth Bailen smokes a cigarette
on second floor Millikan. which
her residence hall is
designated for smok-
As part of the miage change, three out of the six floors became designated smoking floors. Photo by Tony Miceli. ing.
for residents in Millikan
Viner. hall director, and Jeff
newly renovated room
ceiling fans and other modifications hall director
relax in a
Joseph Koeberl prepares a piece of pie for use
apartments. Photo by Chris Tucker.
the bigger policy
residence halls was allowing residents to
own rooms. Photo by
22 Residence Hall Changes
w ho chose
the increased niimher of snidenls
campus. Northwest began wondering hov\ they were going
on-canipus housing. Changes
been the answer.
The biggest change
residence halls was
smoking and non-smoking floors. Karl Hertz, an resident assistant on a smoking
Phillips Hall, said onl\ a couple of residents V'lncr anticipated
more non-smokmg Hoors
the microvsaves that residents
the following year
to less student
rooms, which were once banned.
with other uni\ersities and found that a maxi-
700 watts was safe with
Students responded w ah positive attitudes to changes. ""I
losed ha\ ing a n)icrowa\c
otirroom.""Renee Hahn said.
was more con\enient than running down
the hall to the
to Viner. residential life coordinator, the
was on a three-\ear handicap facility would become handicap accessible. H\en with
to residence halls
rooms on campus was expected. Instead, the south fourth tltmr w ing of Hudson Hall and fourth floor of Tow er w ere closed. The rooms, reno\ations of Roberta Hall, a greater
many students hall
help restore Roberta,"
"Re\enue was lost from the students choosing to campus and mo\e back in next fall." Also, some of the hall director's apartments were renovated to gi\ e them a more home-like appearance. New carpet w as laid dow n, ceiling fans were added and several other changes were Viner
to see so
living in that
from campus housing was used
housed approximately 48 students.
nunc off campus, money received
improvements being made,
of residence halls and dormitories. According to Curtis
president, an educational
Association wanted to distinguish between the characteristics
"dorm police" was started by the RHA executive board. This was to increase the awareness of the differences between past dormitories and present residence halls.
The dorm of
which consisted of the executive members
instead of "residence hall."
word choice along with
sent letters to people
used the word "dorm"
asked them to change fine.
attention getter," Heldstab said. "Pay-
ment was never expected and
program was meant
Heldstab thought the program was blown out of proportion. "Students had a misconception of people running around with a pencil and paper in hand and writing eveyone's
"dorm,'" Heldstab said. "Even with the negative
we had increased awareness and that was our goal." From handicap accessible rooms and microwave ovens to an
increased awareness of the term "residence hall." the image of the halls
change for the
Student Life 23
he Wonderful World of Northwest" brought Disney charac-
crowds and controversy to campus for the annual Homecoming weekend. However, this was not the original theme that was decided upon. The Walt Disney Corp. was concerned w ith the original Northwest theme, "The Wonderful World of Disney, "claiming it was a breach of copyright laws. A Federal Express letter was ters,
officials to the University administrators asking
be reconsidered. The request
made by Disney
only affected the promotions that Northwest was using for the event.
Northwest immediately took control of the situation by altering the
meet the requests made by Disney
a possible confrontatit)n
According tion, the
Gie.seke, director of
problem was solved by changing the theme
Wonderful World of Northwest."
problem was repaired, the tensions of prepar-
ing skits for the Variety
and jalopies for the
parade were taken under consideration. Because of the conflict with Disney, the original names of the characters had to be
omitted from any performance or parade entry.
"The Wonderful World of Pinocchio" had "The Wonderful World of Woody."
to be switched to
The annual Variety Show, held Wednesday through Friday Homecoming week in the Mary Linn Performing Arts
Center, contained various
Greek and independent organizations
ing skits and olio acts.
Show contained seven olio acts
Show was not held through
the first time the Variety
Some skits such
Students that performed
spent an abundance of time practicing and preparing for their
Kelly Burger of Alpha
put in about 25 hours a week," Burger said. "It (the
award) was given out of people there.
BY SARA MEYERS
Sigma Alpha won Best Actress for her
performance as "Woody."
a great honor.
theater type production before so
at the football
night of the Variety
had never been lot
King and Queen were presented and crowned
The Bearcat Tales portrayed by Alpha
Sigma Alpha full
house. Byron Willis sponsored by Delta Zeta and Leslie Hagan
sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma were elected by the student
King and Queen.
Another highlight of the Homecoming
annual parade held on Saturday morning. For the several years the weather held
and blue skies for the days
warmer temperatures, sunshine
College Avenue front of the
House. Because of the conflict in
in tToat preparation.
Wet weather caused many
in plastic to protect the
spirits as rain
of the clowns had
be changed from
Ducktales to Bearcat
from becoming ruined. Finally,
During the week however, weather dampened caused a delay
Northwest students, alumni, family and friends lined
Tales. Photo by Russ
of Phi Sigma Kappa puis
the Phi Sigs
to pertect their
Photo by Russ Weydert.
Homecoming King and Queen, Byron Willis and Leslie Hagan take the traditional ride down College A\enue during the parade. There were approximately 100 entries in the
parade. Photo by
Student Life 25
REMEMBER from the Fine Arts Building to the downtown area to floats and listen to the various marching bands. However, the parade was shorter than past years. "We were very happy with the number of entries, but we would have liked more." Kristin Thompson, graduate assistant the streets
charge of Homecoming,
Along with floats, clowns and jalopies in the parade, there were high school marching hands from across the region that traveled to Northwest to join in the celebration.
were not as many high school bands entered
"The parade was a
Thompson said. Homecoming the same day as ours
shorter this year."
"Missouri Western had their
and some bands went
there, because it was closer." The community of Mary ville also helped out with the Homecoming parade. Several businesses and individuals, including Chip Strong and Joe Zahnd, donated money to a parade fund which was established to help cover the high costs organiza-
tag for the cost of producing a float
a float. The average price was approximately $3,000
for each organization.
established a fund this year, called the
"Everyone who entered a float in the parade got an equal amount to give more of an incentive. It wasn't much but we wanted to help them out."
halls also joined in the
decorating in accordance to the theme. Franken Hall had the characters in Disney's "Jungle Book" on display in front of the
Hudson Hall held a contest for best floor decoration was judged by the custodians and several hall directors. hall.
Center Second Hudson entered the contest with their rendition of the Cinderella fairy tale.
The floor decorated the hall by hanging blue curtains made with toilet paper for the entrance, hand sketched paper on the walls and a talking goose at the entryway. Three hostesses lead people down the hall narrating the Walt Disney version of the story and at the end guests were served lemonade in the part of the hallway that was called the palace.
of time putting
part of the hall
up." Jennifer lined with
illustrations of the story and the second half was the palace. We covered the water fountain with a blue aluminum foil type paper and put a glass slipper on top of it."
the contest with this
tion portraying the
performance and decora-
of Cinderella and her wicked
After the parade on Saturday morning, the afternoon held the
Northwest's starting quarterback Lawrence Luster was suspended from the Homecoming game due to a violation of team policy after being arrested for suspicion of shoplifting.
According to the police report. Luster was arrested "for larceny following an incident at a local business, in which a bottle of gin
was taken without being paid
started in his
Jones returns as a guest
game suspension and quarterback first collegiate game against South-
Luster's arrest led to a one
Dressed as a groundskeeper. Jean
west Baptist University.
cameo appearance in
Show Photo by .
â€”continued 26 Homecoming
"The Little Mermaid." Graham Sisco Gays And Lesbians Together At Northwest. GALTAN
Ursula, from Disney's
ihejalopy division ot'the parade. Photo by Fay DahU|iiist.
Brad Stephens as Bobby Bearcat and Brian Bclloffas Linda Girard give their rendition of "Bobby Does Opera." Phi Mii .Alpha Sinfonia returned flair alter a year of absence and went
Photo by Russ Weydert.
Student Life 27
REMEMBER was fun having it was in a bad
The game concluded
on Homecoming Day with
Northwest's sixth consecutive loss a score of 21-17.
causing a great
on Homecoming, even
situation," Teale said.
in the final
minute of the game
Despite minor setbacks that arose in planning, the
were executed without problems on Satur-
"Everything went very smooth," Leilani Greenfield,
co-chair, said. "I'd say the biggest
representatives didn't take the information back to their orga-
nizations, but that
Northwest sponsored joyed by students
were not the only ones en-
Homecoming. The bar scene was another
popular outing that received overwhelming crowds over the
Awake, an alternative music group, made a return appear-
ance to The World Famous Outback on Friday and Saturday
The band brought in a packed house on both nights with songs such as "Tainted Love" by the Cure and "Hey Jealousy" by The Gin Blossoms. "They were awesome," Lucretia Winemiller said. "They played new music that was on the cutting edge." Even with the problems that arose during the week, it was a time that would instill memories in all who participated in "The Wonderful World of Northwest." nights.
their renditions of
The Phi Sigma Kappii float makes its way down College Avenue during
parade. The Phi work paid off when they received first place in the tloat comthe
Photo by Jon Britton.
HOMECOMING AWARDS BEST OVERALL HOUSE DECORATION
BEST FLOAT Phi
Alpha Sigma Alpha/Alpha Kappa Lambda,
VARIETY SHOW SKITS I
NDE PEN DENT- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, "Bobby
"Who Framed Bobby
Bearcat Meets the Weird World
Alpha Sintonia, "Bobby Does Opera"
OLIO ACTS Three Men and a Melody in
Does Opera" Kelly Burger
Alpha Sigma Alpha's, "The Won-
BEST FLOAT Phi
JALOPIES GALTAN, Little Mermaids Ursula SMS-AHEA, Costume "101 Dalmations"
Alpha, "Herbie the Love Bug"
Sigma Kappa, "Fantasia" "Snow White" Sigma Sigma Sigma, "Poohs Corner" Phi
Sigma Kappa, Sigma Kappa,
Sigma Kappa, "Mighty Ducks" Pan and Friends"
Delta Zeta, "Peter "Aladdin"
HICHLY COMPETITIVE Phi
BEST ACTRESS derful
Society, "Ifs a Small
BEST ACTOR Brian Bellof
Support Services, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi
Alpha Sintonia. "Bobby Does Opera"
BEST OVERALL SKIT Mu
BEST HOUSE DECORATIONS CREEK Alpha Sigma Alpha/Alpha Kappa
COMPETITIVE Support Staff Council, "Beauty and the Beast"
Phi Epsilon, "Alice
Sigma Kappa, "Cool Runnings Jamaican
Alpha Sinfonia, "Herbie the Love Bug"
28 Homecoming I.
Steve Simon helps out
their "I'nder the Sea."
Chi house decoration. The Phi Mu's w orked w
theme uhich won second
place. Photo b\
Sigma Sigma Sigma tloal. l.amkin Center. Lissa Hernandez makes sure The tlnat w as made nt' solely recyeabic materials, a first lor the Homecoming Photo by Mike ReilT. ol
e\ er\ thing
Julie Mattisen teaches
Linda Turner and other to
Boot Scoot. This was just one of
floor activities planned for the semester. Photo by
Matt Janssen and Caryn Burgess Two Step at The World Famous Outback on Country Night. Every Thursday night
to follow a
western theme as many students came Photo by Laura Riedel.
I he music of the campus,
tow n or a big
could be heard throughout the
did not matter v\hether students were trom a small
country scene was heating up. The
cow hoy was taking a turn from
the a\ erage farm
"Then my more was thought Garth Brooks had the
used to hate country tnusic." Melissa Burri
stepdad started listening to
biggest itnpact on changing
the titne and the
Although the influence was not the same for everyone seemed
Students were even given the
known. However, music "I
headlinetj the annual
who had alwass
came about may never be
brought about hope.
Keith Rash said.
more upbeat country music. chance to see a country star on
to etijoy the
campus when Su/y Bogguss
liked the countr\ beat.
had been good tor country tnusic
had tnore of a pop beat.
mixture of old
and new." For some the attraction was not just
entire country look they
wait to get into
students could not
most included boots.
Wranglers, a hat and a western-style button
"My boyfriend bought tne a pairof boots so that would have I
of the country concerts that
said. "I also
kinds of clothes
with boots, hats or anything
dressed up some headed to concerts, but for others
The World Famous Outback. Thursday night as they
a different look every
we went to
over the sutnmer," Danielle
wearing their favorite boots and Stetson
filed in the
found domg traditional country dances, such
Swinging and the Texas Two Step while others attempted to ride the electric bull. With customers, in cowboy hats and spurs on
their boots, putting quarters in the
favorite country tunes,
to play the
bars in Maryville, like the Sports
Page, took on the old-west atmosphere every night.
were usually packed,
Hall planned their
the ladies of
dances to get
Practicing the most popular country dances before venturing to Chris Stu\;i practices "roping
one of many
replicas of steers
residence halls which were used to practice roping.
the grass outside of our
Chris Stuva said. "At
dorm sometimes." us funny but then
BY SHELLEY STANCLE
guess they to practice
floor activities that residents
aspects of being a cowboy.
There were also students who turned
ihc bail" before
the traditional or the urban
their residence halls
obvious throughout campus the popularitv country had taken.
as well as at the
arena. Photo b)
in the attitude
they did not go
was a noticeable difference
people were taking tow ard country music and the of
Student Life 31
Van Cooten shows
Chiefs and Bengals game. After their half-time performance many band members dressed up in their Chiefs gear to cheer on the team. Photo by Laura Riedel.
Cheryl Stalone and Karen Hawkins cheer on the Chiefs gathin their first Monday Night Football game. Many ered at The World Famous Outback to join in on the Chiefs mania. Photo by Russ Weydert.
32 Chiefs Mania
he Kansas City Chiefs staHed off the
a sense of predestination, as fans ing
W3 NFL season w ith
Northwest were proclaim-
them Super Bowl champions.
year of Carl IVterson\. Chiefs general
manager/president, five-year championship plan, talk had started
around Kansas City and surrounding areas
Chiefs were one step away from winning
take the Chiefs to the next step. Peterson
bold moves signing two
the acquisition of quarterback Joe
Montana and running
newly re\amped Chiefs
offense could propel them into play-off contention.
"HNcryone was going cra/y because the Chiefs had Joe Montana,
one of the greatest quarterbacks of
time," Seann 0"Rile\ said.
fans thought the Chiefs were near champi-
onship material, but were
missing one or tvso key pieces.
quired two legends
oi the football
man\. the offense featuring needed pieces. "Well. thought most of the uproar was because they .Allen
realm, those being Joe
Montana and Marcus Allen." Luther .Solomon said. "People to go all the way because those two
thought they were going
players were what the team needed to complete itself."
Many in the
watching him out on
the football field again, after his
two year absence.
The Northwest Bearcat Marching Band, directed by
John Lnt/i. became a part of the excitement by play ing during the half-time entertainment of the Chiefs
Cincinnatti Bengals. "it
was a great
afternt)on for everyone." Hnt/i said, "it
just a great time.
alumni, like Len
played about four songs for the Chiefs Jan Stcnerud.
behind the Bengals bench."
The Marching Band were not
the only ones
got to stand
who went a
crazy over the Chiefs. Other students planted themselves
home or at the bar for Monday Night Football with the Chiefs. Some bars in Maryville, like The Palms, held weekly specials such as quarter draws for Monday
front of tele\ ision sets at
KANSAS CITY FOOTBALL
Night Football. Despite the overall enthusiasm, there were
about Montana circulating
"Sure, he was one of football's greatest quarterbacks of
time and he had been to the Super Bowl three times, but
'aln>ns iif ^
as the Chiefs
BY SCOTT PUMMELL
thought he more or less outlived his reign of power." Solomon said.
Allen also upped the expectations for Chiefs fans, as he represented the shift of focus
rushing to speed and agility
run offense from
"He was one of the greatest running backs and would say it was good that we picked him up," Solomon said. The addition of football legends not only restructured game 1
that but also Ipecials ee pi77a. Photo hy
plans but created Chiefs mania for Northwest fans.
Student Life 33
34 Overcoming Death
Real World Issues
Stirling said. "I
a loved one
seem to end up Ncrcoming the
makinc] myself lauijh lahen
At the time. Stirling was grie\
had the responsibility
come back." Stirling said, "i was
back. Classes had Just started and
on m\ lloor and for
Resident Assistant as well.
really pressured to
not really ready to
could yo through.
keep up with her school work and she
loould Ik rememberim] the
ot her father, trsinj; to
l()->ear battle uith cancer, Jenniter Siirlmg's
lather died in
talked to somebody, because
a close relali\e or Iriond could be the
most traumatic situation
responsibility lo be there lor
my team members."
close could send an indi\iilual into
\arious emotions, such as anger, sadness and disbelief.
would focus on how bad
when that he
was gone, hut
missed him so bad.
to the point
got through that anger stage, then
was sad having him gone." Stirling said. always wanted
be there lor
was realK upset
was so scared
would be gone
not be there to say goodbye."
Borts lost a close friend
summer. Howe's death sent Borts "At first, was in disbelief," Borts
1902 graduate, died
into a state of shock.
would be remembering
for a friend for the rest
said, "...why did
Most often, overcoming a death could thini]s that
would make me
lost the o|iportiinity
not be handled by the indiv idual alone.
to the counselling center to help with the emotional trauma death caused. "For the most part, what we did was just basicallv supportive therapy, reassurance that
they were experiencing were normal and talked about things,
grief process," Liz
laugh, such as things that
to anticipate in
terms of the
interim president of the counseling center, said.
grieving the death of a family
support of friends. Stirling said that her friends worried about her
at first." Stirling said.
okay or seeing It
"There was somebody
my room constantly, making
when someone was alone the fact that a loved one was gone really hit. It was up to remember the good times they had with the person w ho had passed away to put a smile
back on their face. "I
wrote a few poems and looked through old photos a through
when my dad and
used to write things dents faced emotional stress dealing
the loss of a loved one
or friend. Photo illustration by
one or a friend could be a very
lot." Stirling said. "1
when was really awkward I
would find funny things, would also find pictures
would find stuff like that and catch myself laughing." up. about a loved one or friend, the telephone calls, gifts one missed It was the little objects that they left behind that would help remember the material was the it notes. But. little oreven without him knowing. notebook, Borts' jokes in to write Howe used person. I used them, like books," Borts said. "She everyday, ..and gave me. lot of things, she whole "I had a
Coping with the death of a loved
notebook of mine she wrote jokes
Death, of a loved one. was not an easy aspect feelings to
in life to
was finding things that she wrote,"
ov ercome. whether they did
by writing their
down on paper, talking to friends or looking through old photos, it was a traumatic experience
By Fay Dahlquist Real World Issues 35
Real World Issues
bihi lo btUH' a lot
more patioKe tban
iind do something
students walked to and from class
However, such was not faced a day
the case tor all students. Disabled students
day out struggle of going
and dealing with
problems that went along with being "physically challenged."
jell like H.
"Probably the biggest problem was getting around easily."
up and down some
of the hills
not walk and do
A car accident as taxing for accessibility
any tht)ught before
was kind of confining I
tried to lake
sutfered from muscular
all in stride."
disabled and in a wheelchair. However, adjusting to college was not
him since he had attended Northwest before
Icrron said he
er ga\ e building
adjustments were not hard
did not ha\e that 1
aroiuid," .leff Potter,
the things that other people did. but
Howard agreed with Herron "I really
had limited use of my arms, but other than
Another disabled student said
to class in a wheelchair.
as injured in an automobile accident three years ago.
had to watch what
said. "1 just
Students with disabilities faced some ignorance.
student. Tina Hktermanis. said she
differently by students because she was visually impaired. "Mt)st of the time was treated fairly." Hktermanis said. "But w as different. sometimes thought that people did not understand that was a person, too." Potter, as well as Herron and Howard, said he had not faced any prejudice. "People did not treat me any differently from anyone else." Potter said. "E\eryone was real friendly I
Normal stuff." campus was the Access and Accommodations Committee. Headed by Lois Heldenbrand. the organization sought to make disabled students" life on campus as hassle-free as possible and gave them the same opportunities and resources as other students. The committee advised and surveyed the campus to ensure every building was accessible, made recommendations, upilaied the
said 'hi" in the halls.
Assisting disabled students on
handbook and coordinated awareness training with faculty. "This year, the committee was following through on what they started last year, Heldenbrand said. "The committee approved a guide to access on campus. When someone came to campus, they got a map faculty
people take for granted, but for Jeff Potter
deal with muscu-
lar dystrophy, this task requires a
Disability Act coordinator tor .Northwest. .She said her task
freshmen and they were
they had concerns with accessibility.""
adjusted to the "I
changing times for those
was seeing more disabled students coming
and federal standards for the disabled.
Despite problems, there existed hope for anyone with a disability.
of for disabled students.
sure Northv\est complied w
doors, which were added to the
"i sent a letter to
companion. Northwest had several modifications, such as automatic
what buildings were
Howard thought employers had
believed the job market was retlective
With Howard's optimistic approach, things
certainly looked belter, not bleaker, for disabled students.
Photo bv Chris Tucker.
By Don Munsch Real World Issues 37
38 Interracial Dating
"Blacks and lohiks had
Real World Issues Interracial Dating
harder," Bill Alexander
he couple, like everyone else, was taking advantage of the outdoors.
park and talked about marriage and someday,
children. In their eyes,
was no problem.
ing the looks they received, the
could not be more grand, but
the eyes of
was not accepted. Not understandcouple walked on ()bli\ious to their
their being together
What was wrong with this couple holding hands? One and the other was white.
After being exposed to Maryvjlle"s society, students were taught the
conservative lifestyle that was offered. Those
norm ofone-race dating found no mallcrthcirrace.thes became \iclims
of discrimination. Bill
Alexander, campus safety officer, met his gnlfiicnd
should not have
from the Brown Alexander said
it was still an ever-present factor in their social life. saw more open-minded people and that v\ as why he had no
Board of Educatit)n decision,
after being at Northwest, he
objections to doing what was taboo 10 years prior. He. a black man. exclusively dated a v\hite
been an issue."
dating, they learned racial tension, although slowly subsiding
"The campus pretty much accepted was just a lot of stares." Both families accepted
Alexander said. "But
their dating for the
Alexander's girlfriend. His father was born
town, there was not a
Alexander's father refused to
1917 and through his experiences with oppression, became
prejudiced against white people.
Alexanderwasoneoffewwhowentagainst what society had deemed as "normal. "But after sc\lmi\ ears of dating, the pressures escalated and their relationship ended. "I really
loved her." Alexander said. "The pressure was just too much."
Students were facing the same pressures that Alexander faced 20 years ago. Brent Bruhn dated a black
Bruhn believed he experienced discrimination because of
hometown shunned him. "My hometown forgot about me." Bruhn and "my It
friend" to leave.
was none of Bruhn said
What was on
Prather, enjoy a quiet dinner
at Pizza Hut.
Mohamed. who was
from Singapore said that native country, to date
was not unusual
people of other races. Photo
to a job service business
and the lady
we were together whether they
Another student invoked
his girlfriend got upset, but then she just tried to
dated a white man. Sue in
a very strong person," Bruhn said.
used to bother me. just thought
prose them wrong.
an interracial relationship had not experienced any pressures because she
a native of Singapttre. dated
Prather for a year.
Maryville did not present a problem to her.
came from to get
where everyone mixed." Mohamed
involved with an American, but
was so much
"When came I
me. Our ideas and ways of thinking
blended together so well." ith Mohamed to Singapore once their education was completed. town might ha\e made some people uneasy about being invohed in an Those that had dated other races realized there was no difference. Although
Prather planned on returning w
Alexander did not marry
his girlfriend, he lived
"People are people." Alexander
by one statement.
"You marry someone you
by Laura Riedel.
By Kathy Higdon-Bolar Real World Issues 39
Real World Issues "/
did not expect everyone to
accept the fact that
did not expect men
most students, was considered one
liberating limes, introducing
new experiences and
relationships like homosexuality.
With Student Senate recognition of the organization Lesbians Together At Northwest, homosexuals became more visual on campus and in the public eye. GALTAN made the statement to the public that homosexuals were on campus, which shocked many people in the town of
GALTAN, Gays And
with other men was exciting.
Mahoney. who had been "out of the closet" for over a homosexual was often misinterpreted by heteroThe most common misunderstanding for homosexuals
did not expect
year, said being
was the sexual aspects of their relationships. "Most people thought being gay was just one thing, the way you had sex. and it was not." Mahoney said. "There were different w ays everybody had sex. Sex was such a small part of a gay person's life."
Graham Evetybody had
were not gay.
the right to
who had been
went further than
"out of the closet" for over twenty years, agreed with
"Most people thought homosexuality was through deviation," Sisco said. "People believed was no love in our relationships and it was purely sexual. Yes, there was sexual attraction, but was also love."
There had been much controversy
Mahoney opinions and
was gay. "When came 'out of the
just did not it
view me on one
years about from where homosexuality stemmed.
all his life,
he came to the
tried to trace
back of my head
back to w hen
knew ," Mahoney
said. "There was was something different. But, did not know what I
However, commg out for Mahoney meant a change in his friends. "My whole group of friends drastically changed," Mahoney said. "When
always something opinions.
believed he had been homosexual
just the sex.
people were not going to accept me.
was kind of
like ha\ ing a
seemed 1 got closer to those people and " not out to, started to put distance between them and me. For Sisco. being gay meant he developed stronger friendships. shoulder.
out to people,
my who was
"There was some shunning down
ality. In fact,
"My In a small town such as Maryville.
being open about homosexuality
ferred to as
Freedom Rings, was proud
he finally decided to
had were very
them, they claimed they already knew.
from anyone else's son except for the
run-ins with gay bashing, for the most part the students accepted
differently about being gay.
on the news,
â€” they were
even heard not,"
from gay people themselves, 'Gay people were said. "If we were just like everyone else, we
would not be say."
By Angela Tackett 40 Ho.MOSEXUALITY
was gay," Mahoney said. Also, Mahoney's younger sister, who was heterosexual, joined GALTAN to support him. Being gay on campus did not pose many problems for Mahoney and Sisco. Though, they had a few
parents had just finally seen their son
homosexual. Photo illustration by
Howe\er, Mahoney thought a person
Sisco said. "But, the friendships
strong because they were more open and truthful. There was no lying and falsity." Even though Mahoney had a drastic change in friends, Muhoney's family accepted
was being gay."
in the public eye,"
Real World Issues 41
tons oj virgins
most oj them had
Real World Issues Sexual Relationships
More than just
a one-night stand
virginity with the exception
oj one or two," Kiki Kitnkel
children were sent to college, parents hoped their
be spent wdrthwhile; their kids would transform into mature,
young adults and receive a higher education. But that journey toward adulthood seemed anything but easy, as students faced
social issues including sexual relationships.
There were many stereotypes
who were only
the ijuys did not
naive enough to give
more than just cjot to the
men who were
them. But several students said
one thing and young freshmen
some people just
did not realize
Many problems seemed
center around naive young girls and the guys that took advantage
what they just wanted
quicker, that said.
a lot easier to
"Guys could just
girls fell in love, they
them what guys wanted and they believed
love, a lot
younger girls were not the same maturity, they got upset a
believed anything and they thought the guys were in love with them." lose
then after that as
Although many students had moral views and opinions about
slept around." a
was not the only concern involved in sexual relationships. Getting hurt emotionally or physically could happen to anyone. Kiki Kunkel was engaged when her two-year relationship came reputation
saying goes once you
an end. After the break-up, she found herself involved
other sexual relationships and ended up
you can not
never thought that getting pregnant could happen to me," Kunkel said. it
was not something
took into consideration."
Some monogamous relationship and others thought it was a matter left for after marriage. Counselor Ron Webster, said many of these values came from home and students struggled with their own views and independence. "We did have people, men and women, that had traditional ideals of how things should be, then they came to college where things were more open minded and they were experimenting and trying new things," Webster said. "People we saw were trying to balance that out." While the stereotype of young, naive girls continued, Webster said for men and women, it was not
matter the age or situation, everyone had individual opinions about sexual relationships.
only a matter of age, but also personality. "It depended on both the individual and age," he said. "They had difficulty as they got older and that was not what they wanted, they wondered 'How do get back on track." Overcoming mistakes from the past was sometimes difficult for students. However, Kunkel had learned from her own experiences and made a change in her lifestyle, she hoped others would do the I
had been through, before I went out and had sex with another person, I would think twice," Kunkel said. "This had not been a negative experience but it was not something I would "After every thing that
Many students got involved in relationsliips
also faced the decision
wish upon anyone." Despite bad reputations and the threat of pregnancy, sexual relationships were a reality issue. Whether it was a serious commitment or a orie-night stand, everyone had to deal with whether or not they
would be involved with someone
bv Jon Britton.
By Karissa Boney
42 Sexual Relationships
everyone and so were
Real World Issues 43
Real World Issues "All of
school kneip everybody
and how we
may come and
go. but one ihnig
change. The friends thai were made
he tor eeriani; the\
may often stay
ihrouuh high school, but college was ihe taclor that took the
you grew up with and
The transition that took place between high school and college sometimes
common ground that made them
in different directions
friends in the
did not get to see
when went home." Misty Jeffery said. "'We did not ha\e anything in common anymore because we were living in difterent areas and did not ha\e the of them
reminded me of people
Jeffery found one of the major differences between her
Maryville was people there had more of I hackc nome^
the latest gossip.
of the qualities she preferred in her Mary
only be concerned about
was they respected her
the gossip about
was what classes did you have and
exclusive group of people
Often people would
that qualities he
However, finding a United States often like his friends in
behind whose back." Jeffery
gossip unless you were with the same
friends here respected others' privacy more." in their
in friends in the Llnited .States
companions. Kostas Kapetis
had one back home, someone
what he had
true friend often
looking for different characteristics
hometown, Thessaloniki, Greece. "1 was looking for a good friend." Kapetis
different cultures. Kapetis found that people in the
a faster pace and did not take the time that
to get to
was harder to make good friends here in the states because people were more materialistic, Kapetis said. "There was not all of them were, hut a lot of them just wanted to use you and your stuff." did not care, because a big ditference, we went out more there and had more time to talk. Here people just "I
how fast the American society was." behavior. Kapetis also found the difference between the si/e of the cities had an impact on peoples" here. friendlier He found it was easier to make new friends because people were
lead to the a close friend could either strengthen the relationship or. sometimes, it would be a bad idea. sometimes could end of the friendship. Jessica Prather learned that living with a friend together living after hi)mctown. but Prathcr decided to room with a friend she had worked with in her
one semester the two ended up going
Misty Jeffery shares pictures and
memories with Kristin Deady and Heidi Lutrick. College years let stu-
dents develop new friendships
away from home. Photo by l.aura
we got in a fight, it was just the little things." Prathersaid. "She used to get irritated
bottom drawer was open."
fact that once you started Prather attributed the fact that they were no longer roommates to the simple quirks. notice their little li\ ing with a person you were more apt to
started living with a friend, or
you find things
nerves," Prather said.
Friendships were an important factor
and during the college years was when most
the important characteristics in a friend really were.
By Sara Meyers Real World Issues 45
Real World Issues Long-Distance Relationships
he apart for
SO FAR AWAY
each other that we
would not do something
old adage saying "absence
grow fonder" stood
most cases of long-distance relationships.
students and even
professors, continued long-distance
relationships despite having to be apart from their loved ones, for
weeks and even months. They found time
Ladonna Geddes. speech
husband since 1983. She
professor, lived apart from her
visited her husband,
Accountant for the
three weeks. Since she did not teach in the
each oj us
to juggle their love
with studies and visitation.
of Kentucky, about every
summer, she spent
"We saw each other more because we were making a concentrated effort to be together."
cared about each other
as mine, so
the relationship better because
husband without interference from others." Geddes
not always there to share
should have occurred.
"His schedule was not as flexible
she was not with her husband, she passed time by taking courses. According to Geddes, one
advantage of the relationship was she
enough, no problems
did most of the traveling."
could focus on concrete quality time with
"The bad side was
my husband was
and bad news."
Several students maintained long-distance relationships despite not being able to be with their loved ones. Partners found
ways of keeping
communication and quality time during Sarah Yarkasky kept her relationship
the relationship together and remaining close through
by talking on the phone, writing
boyfriend every other weekend. Trust was a factor
every relationship that had to survive the
of time and distance, however these relationships also had their disadvantages.
Yarkasky and her boyfriend, who lived "Education was important said. in
Independence, Mo., had been apart for three months.
he was really serious, he would wait," Yarkasky
"The disadvantage of long-distance relationships was
made the time we Matthew Behounek had touch
a girlfriend in Milo. Iowa, and they took turns visiting each other every
weekend. Understanding each other's schedule helped school but would be joining Northwest
Behounek sometimes found it a chore traveling, but "it was all in the name of love." Behounek said. Mek)dy Ludwig who dated Mick McGlaughlin, from Humboldt. Neb., found herself in a longdistance relationship, They worked it out so they saw each other almost everyday. "I would go home, or he would come down here to see me," Ludwig said. "So did not consider I
Sarah Yarkasky writes a her boyfriend
who lives in Indepen-
dence, Mo., while relaxing
us in a long-distance relationship."
for couples in-
Ludwig went home to.
to see her
boyfriend after school because she wanted to and not because she had
She believed they could be separated for long periods of time but she would rather
Ludwig said. However, since Ludwig saw her boyfriend almost everday. her studies still came first. "If I went home during the week, still put my homework and studies first," Ludwig said. "Going home to see my boyfriend was just like 1 was commuting." could go without seeing each other for two to three weeks
volved in long-distance relationships to catch
up on how things
and understanding were key factors for an effective long-distance relationship.
were going. Photo by Chris Tucker.
By Sue 46 LONG-DlSTANCE RELATIONSHIPS
Real World Isues 47
Roberta Hall. Deena Edwards
until someone walked in the was a roommate, Edwards was not surprised when she heard someone moving around. Then someone climbed into bed with her and she felt pressure on her chest.
expected to sleep for a few hours, door. Figuring
pulled the covers over
Edwards said. "Then heard someone laugh. felt like someone was right in my face." The Roberta ghost had been a legend for over 40 years.
Roberta Hall, once known as Residence Hall, was explosion on April 29, 1951,
a St. Joseph
Power and Light gas tank exploded.
After the explosion, 21
treated for injuries,
including Roberta Steel. After returning to Northwest in the
of 952, Steel officially withdrew from the University on Nov. 1
and returned home where she died. Roberta Hall was not
964. Jackson and
had shifted and Jackson was the dive, Jackson's
head was caught
a broken neck and
to see if the riverbed
brothers went to the
After this fateful
mud. He suffered from
There were times when members would be downstairs and hear a stereo, that no one had turned on, playing
The Tau Kappa
Before Jackson died, members would meet In April
believed to be Slade Jackson, a
had been haunted for almost 30 years by a ghost they
the only "haunted" house
the third floor.
torso of a
man. who appeared
to be laughing, was would turn on and off. was sometimes off when
spotted in front of the fireplace and lights
OF THE VILLE
"There was a lamp
my roommates and
our room that
burned the lamp."
Man Prather, or OMP as the Sigma Tau Gammas called
BY KATHY HICDON-BOLAR
for the bars and sometimes it would be on when we would get home," James Sloan said. "It was really I
him, haunted the Tau house o\ er 00 years after his death. After 1
building the house,
a third floor bedroom, later
said to have
smells were noticed for no apparent reason
were not members of their organi-
For example, the Delta Chi's ghost lived
moved in. Townsend was a young girl at the time of her Townsend died, her parents wanted the funeral
house held eerie
before the fraternity Lilian
house and she was buried
At the Delta Chi house the power would be shut off and the lights
would still be on. The men Townsend.
The Delta Chi tales
with the legend of Lilian
popular for scaring
attributed strange occurrences students
like this to
Although students were scared when they heard about
who encountered these ghosts agreed they were Some stories had eerie twists, whereas others seemed
ghosts, most friendly. to just
48 Ghost Legends
be sightings, but regardless the legends continued.
not familiar with the
Student Life 49
Garbage is sorted
masses before being placed on the conveyor belt and aluminum. Recycling began to be
to be separated into glass, tin
when an official program was enacted by Tony Miceli.
the city in
July of 1993. Photo by
Art Hanson and Duane Rohlnien not only had to pick up garbage on
but then had to sort trash from recycable materials.
Environmental Services had
work load increased
Northwest. Photo by
desire for a cleaner en\ ironmeni spurred a
and glass "I
Residents began sorting paper, cans, plastics
conserve on resources and cut back on pollution.
thought recycling was a very good idea." Heidi Lutrick
their part in sa\ ing the en\ iron-
tor our future generations."
Residence and academic halls placed cardboard recycling bins in the hallvvays in addition to the traditional trash cans.
"The ad\ antages of the recycling bins were to get people used to the idea
of recycling." Jessica Prather said,
think twice before throwing things away."
Although the recycling bins were available, there were some people w ho trash.
did not take the time to sort before tossing their
This was particularly a problem
an inconvenience. "It
in the trash
"We weren't allowed to has e paper bins
resident assistant, said.
rooms or by was a it
the elevators with the other recycling
kind of defeated the
Another setback with the recycling program was
overtime to sort through what people were throwing away.
ing to pay their
were spending too
much time having to sort what people were recycling," Gene
Spear, director of Environmental Services, said. "Because
people weren't putting
in the right bins."
Because the budget would not allow for extra employees
be hired, the custodians were having to spend more time on
recycling and less time on their other tasks.
Although recycling was becoming inore of a hindrance than
a help, the University
putting forth the effort to
conserve the environment.
Northwest was not only using recycling resources, they also burned
the energy needs. This left
burning tor of
l.anny Lei van
fossil fuels, oil
Ircim the ci>n\eyor hell
be compensated by
and gas. according
Environmental Services Richard Auffert.
The recycling program, according Galletly. included more than recycling tin. glass, plastic
wood chips to prov ide 60 percent of
"Our goal was
have 40 percent of the
for Maryville's residents
that trash pick-
up days were not drastically affected. Customers who were
used to having their trash picked up twice a week, had nonrecycable materials picked up the
Norths est and
and recycables on the
diverted." Galletly said.
three days of the
BY SARA MEYERS AND MIKEREIFF
"There were no changes
our pick-up schedule for our
Emery said. "The least you could (change) the more it would work."
customers," Alice went through the
your schedule, time-consuming system
With residents and on-campus students sorting
and the University using waste paper instead of other
Photo by Tony
Northwest Missouri was doing
conserve the environ-
Student Life 51
the road construction really going to last?
Northside Mall called a mall?
What do Campus
on campus than people? set off in the residence halls at 2
Safety sirens sound like?
does Maryville have five grocery
going to the bars the only thing to do
the fear of being hit
are their pointless sidewalks
do you have
more recycle bins than
stores, three of
which are open 24 hours?
trash cans? in
by a bicycle bigger than the fear of being
go up a ramp
the grass at 6 a.m.?
there a big 187 in white brick on the side of the president's house is
by a car?
where nobody walks and no sidewalks where people walk the most?
Northwest environmental service men
his listed address
does the Bell Tower play Christmas music
During the Homecoming parade, why are there more marching bands than If
campus, why are
there no door on the
the Itza Pizza
makes you mature enough
women's restroom line
at the theater in
so hard to look up microfilm in the library?
What work do Greeks do on Greek work weekend?
can anything exactly
52 Something to Question
the recycle bins filled with beer cans?
turn 21 that
QUESTION? Student Life 53
some people read tarol cards, others many found their future in
turned to psychics and
Guide. Glamour, The Kansas Cily
Star and Cosmopoliian were just a few of the places
and find how the day, week, month or year
Jennifer Dickson longed to read her horoscope
from her hometown newspaper, the Chkaiio
bune. Dickson learned to read by reading her mother's horoscope each morning.
"My mom had me read her horoscope to her while me to school," Dickson said. "I read
she was taking
saw it, but used to read it all the time was back home." "Sometimes when read them, they came true in some way," Dickson said. "I preferred reading them it
could think back on the day to see
said would happen actually happened." However, there were students who believed
horoscopes were completely "I didn't
believe in them," Travis Gotsch said.
^^^ ^^H ^M ^^^ ^|m ^| ^^^ ^^^ H ^^^_ ^*
"Nothing true ever came of them,
and believe them
Iheirbusiness, not mine." Dr. Jim Smelt/.er,
people wanted to read
astronomy professor, claimed
had no influence over him, but he thought there
was no problem with students believing or having .stars
rule their day.
"if you had a strong belief, then in
.someone's day to day
did not hold
could be relevant
Smeltzer said, "in
with the stars as having
them control my days." Smeltzer even read his horoscope on occasion. "I
horoscope from time to time
TO THE STARS FOR THE
in the 1
ferred to read the sports page."
Smeltzer also spoke of mythical sides to the
"The mythology associated with stars and star groupings was rich in the way we studied the stars," Smeltzer said. "The names of some of the bright stars and groupings had origins
BY TAMI DODSON AND SARA MEYERS
some of it was Greek, some was Roman. A lot of the names were Arabic, because that was where the knowledge of the world was maintained."
Astrology had been a part of history for centuries
and with people still believing held, they
would be around
powers that they
for centuries to
Student Life 55
1^^ 1 I,
/ V ,
lier paycheck from Student Service worker Maria Alsup. After working at Franken Hall front desk Snuggs looked forward to the monthly student payday, usually the last week of the
Christy Siiuggs picks up
month. Photo by Chris Tucker.
56 Student Payday
JaviiiL; a job uas olien a
time tor studenis and
was. sometimes, even harder when their job was on campus.
between work and
Dealini; with time manaiiement
Sometimes the onl\ thing that kept them going was the last week ot the month: pa\da>. At Northwest, the pa\ roll ss stem w as set up so that employstudents
look forv\ ard
ith htlle to
ees were paid a month behind what the\ worked. For the time
that siudenis put in
October. the\ were not paid
November. only got paid once a month."
w hole month and then did not get paid
for n until the
the next rtionth."
of receiving a paschcck. students
rushed to the bank or Administration Building to cash their
and groceries and possibly had enough
some fun. alw ays had money
splurge on "I
over after paid the
necessities." .Shana Williams said, "it
checks. Then, they were off to spend their hard-earned
but the rest
more monev than
pay off just a
for sc\ cral reasons, l-or
made and used
to eat out."
did not look as
month students were
stretching their dollars as far as they
would go. With
and pow er bills
were times when there was nothing
enough and by
spending money." Shirley
keptoverhalf of what
Yet, sometimes paychecks
and living expenses and
extra cash in the pocket.
to pay. there
to the school."
enough check to spend it on was what college was all about."
said. "I did not get a big
While some students were able to spend their money tight away, there were others who had to send their paycheck off to parents to be deposited at the bank back home. Sometimes, students hoped their checks
time to cover
STRETCH INC THE
checks they had already written.
pay period, students would w atch
THROUGH THE MONTH
from pay period to
certain they were getting what they deserved.
my job they
$700," Stephanie Derby Zach Oriclc his
off his University bills.
found they turned over their money as
soon as they made it.
Photo by Ross
only be ,S400.
later they said
them about it. but I did not money went straight to pay
know what happened because my mv hills." No matter w here their money ended
BY SHELLEY STANCLE
up. students spent their
making them cover as many bills as possible. They worked hard for their money and were able to call it their own. Responsibilities that went along with college dollars conservatively,
and earning a living were not always a student's favorite part of life, but they were proud at the end of the month when
Student Life 57
Kicking off another entertaining year,
big-name acts to Northwest.
Suzy Bogguss gave a down-home per-
formance to a sold-out crowd
the fastest selling concerts ever, while
Les Brown and brought their
Well-known comics DeGeneres took the stage
TO start off
the year and Howie Mandel sold out
two weeks. There was more reason to
added pushing ticket sales to 1,600. Theater students proved their talent
productions such as "The Bat" and
seemed there was always something
else to give us
ENTERT 4* "Where's the mall'^" Ellen DeGeneres wonders as she mocks Che North Side Mall. DeGeneres joked about everything from Maryville to mud baths. Photo by Jon Britton.
58 Entertainmet Division
60 SUZY BOGGUSS
S U Z
Northwest fans get a taste of
BOGGUSS down-home country music With
a voice that
Mary Linn Performing
Arts Center, coiintr\-iiHisic
sensation Su/y Bogguss enlertained the audience with songs from her past four aibinns. She sang, danced, played the guitar and even yodeled for the sold-out crowd.
The country music group Southern Wind warmed up 'Mendin' Fences." After other songs from rousing rendition of her single,
their top five hit
albums, Bogguss took the stage with a
album "Somewhere Between" won her the Academy of Country Music's Best New Country Female Vocalist award in 1988. She followed with a top five hit and a Grammy nominated duet with Lee Greenwood entitled "Hopelessly Yours." With the release of her third album "Aces," Bogguss became well-known and three top Bogguss"
capped her win of the Ct)unlry Music Association Hori/on Award.
Nearly 800 tickets were sold the at
Northwest. Bogguss was pleased as
one of the
fastest .selling concerts
provided a postive sign for the
of her headlining
be performing for the Northwest crowd after finishing a lour with
Dwight Yokum the night before. "The tour was great." Bogguss
said. "We finished the tour with Yokum and so this was show where we weren't limited to a certain set. We got to expand and do different things, so was excited. We tried out new material." The new material included the song "Cinderella." which took a cynical approach to the fairy tale. Two highlights of the show were "Joe's Cafe," when she tied on an apron and
played the part of a waitress looking for love and "Voices
Wind," which provided an
unique upbeat tempo with Bogguss shaking maracas and the band clanging cans.
was nice to finally see her in person because had been a big fan of her' s for a long time," Mann said. "She put on a really terrific show. It was great." Although Garth Brooks. Billy Ray Cyrus and Alan Jackson dominated the charts, Bogguss
believed that Singinj; with heart "I
entertains a sold-
throughout the concert including
her top five
opened up getting a
women were getting women were starting
stronger in the music scene. to carve their
you would see more men's names but style.
There were fewer of us out there and the production values were
giving us a different sound whereas
weren't as concerned with creating a sountl than
having one." After Bogguss entertained the crowd with a grand finale of "Outbound Plane." she received a standing ovation. Then she asked to her
who was sitting
her fans would help sing
As an encore, she sang
a stirring rendition
of "Aces" which had the crowd up again. hit
style left the
audience enlerlaineil and enthralled as she proved she was
_ __â€ž By Mike Johnson
Bogguss' country "Aces." Photo by
truly a country
ow n make-believe music. DeGeneres used dry humor b> depicting comedy bits from everyday life. Photo by Russ Weydert. Ellen DeGeneres grooves to her
62 Ellen DeGeneres
ELLEN With a dry sense of
DEGENERES stage accomplishing her comedic goal When
Hllen DeGeneres toDk the stage on Sept.
-telhn;: style, the
audienee shook with laughter. "I
could not helieve
me this long to get to Mar\ \ ille." Dedeneres said
DeGeneres entertained crowds
Newhart. George Carlin and Jerry Besides entertaining audiences
such specials as
you get me Maryville?"'"
over America with
a hunioi that critics
humor on HBO in Young Comedian's
clubs, she brt)adcasted her
of the Night."" ""One Night Stand" and "The
"Open House." which she described
experience. "It showed me how tele\ ision worked." DeGeneres said. "The producers wanted one thing. The network wanted something else. just sat back and watched." DeGeneres applied this learning to her new series. "These Friends ot Mine."" on ABC. "It was about me and some friends doing what everyone did on a daily basis." DeGeneres said. "It was hopefully something everybody could identify with." DeGeneres wrote her signature stand-up comedy bit. "Phone call to God." in 98 after a tragic experience made her look at life differently. One of her friends was killed by a drunk driver and she was so mad she decided to write a letter to God. "I sat down and didn't stop writing.'" DeGeneres said. "I wrote about how long it would take God to answer my call because he was so busy and hov\ he'd mispronounce my name, the heavenly muzac... knew this was what l"d do on Carson. My first Carson was in "86. After was the first female comedian who was asked to sit on the I was done, he called me over. I
made her a
regular on late night talk
show s w ith
a bit about the thrills
of fishing. Ellen De(;eneres
of airline t'ood.
She mocked airlines as a big
part of her act.
memories of her
to see if
to catch fish
and throw them back." DeGeneres
like dri\ ing along, hitting a pedestrian I
thought the show was great."" Leslie Meier said.
She used her "Wasn't
Audiences appreciated her irreverence and unique perspecti\e on "I
"What kind of sport
and then saying. "Go ahead.
body and voice
"I liked the bi/arre
to tell the joys of tlying.
growing up and mud baths.
order to relieve stress, one had to be naked?"" DeGeneres said.
"Your body was on display for a bunch of strangers and this was supposed to relie\ e stress?"" DeGeneres relie\ed the stress of class work and e\eryda\ life of the audience as she kept them laughing. Her goal as a comedienne was simple: "make people laugh."" By audience response, she accomplished her goal and showed she was the queen of hilarity.
by Jon Britton.
By Mike Johnson
THEATER Students make their main-stage debut
SHOWCASE annual Freshman-Transfer Showcase
New talent, three
monologues and a glimpse ofsix Showcase." Students teased
the audience with
such classics as William Shakespeare's
few benefits of
2-minute clips from
Dream" and Tennessee
Williams' "Glass Menagerie."
Every in a
and freshmen were given the opportunity
Northwest. Thirty-five students participated
every aspect including, acting, costume,
Director Dr. Thophil Ross said the unique thing about this production
major was guaranteed a
to display their talent
was that every theater
role in the production.
"This was one of the strongest features of our program," Ross said. "This
them see how
did things, what a real University audition was like." Ross said there were two main purposes to putting on the annual production. "To present a main-stage series of plays for the audience perspective and for the student's
perspective, a recruiting or training device with the guarantee that
a legitimate, full-fledged part of the
involved," Ross said. "After the
month they were
department and could hold their
with the upperclassmen."
Scenes for the performance were chosen from the department's 4-play reading 1
theater majors were required to read before graduation. The selections displayed a variety of
drama and comedy with "She Stoops
Conquer" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from
the 16th century.
The audience was also given a glimpse of life in the '.^Os with a scene from "Death of Salesman" and puppy love in the '50s came to form in "Our Town."
Colleen Covington who portrayed Meg in a scenario from "Crimes of the Heart" said the "Freshman-Transfer Showcase" helped her prepare for future productions. "This was not like a regular college show," Covington said. "We had a different treatment.
They were showing us how
we would have been more
intimidated for regular auditions."
worked on over the summer for the audition process
and three of these one-minute monologues were chosen for the production, offering a different
twist to the show.
P.D. Fisk. portrayed by Michael Masters, gave a speech from the
Humane Society about the
Tuna." Daniel Breeze gave the audience quite a scare w ith his anxiety attack about asking a woman to move aside so that he could reach the tuna can in the
grocery store aisle in "Laughing Wild." Brandi Krimmel played a jealous wife yelling at a mannequin in her bed, the result of a trick played by her husband, in "Love Is a Time of Day."
case offered a
cruelties to fish in "Greater
more serious clip included Anne LeBeaume dancing to the voice of Paul Coate in "The Music and the Mirror" from "A Chorus Line." With their Northwest theater debut behind them, freshmen and transfer students were ready
into another spotlight in another production.
64 Freshman-Transfer Showcase
variety of genres
and comedy. Photo by Jack Vaught.
Miss Hardcastle, portrayed b> Desa KIdridge, gives her father, portrayed b> Patrick Johnson, a kiss of gratitude.
The scene taken from "She Stoops To Conquer" depicted marriage arrangements Jack Vaught.
in the 16th
MIDWEST A true story comes
MURDERS bringing entertainment and iiistory A shot rang out, startling the audience. They were sitting on the stage and every movement the actors
The audience kept a close eye on
the actors as they
back and forth between Charlie Starkweather and Caril Ann on the run for killing the Fugate family and eventually, many others. People all around the area feared for their lives because no one really knew where they were going to show up next. Fugate, his girlfriend.
"Starkweather," a play by
Doug Harr based on
actual events that took place in Lincoln,
Neb., in 1958, possessed a sense of closeness, particularly to those from the area. "I thought I could relate to the play a little easier," Lea Ann Vetter said. "I had not heard
was glad I went." Early in the year, NBC aired a movie called "Murder in the Heartland," a depiction of the Starkweather murders. The show was criticized for its graphic depiction of violence about the mass murders and was a major focus of Senate hearing against violence on television.
the play, but
Although not as violent as the movie, the stage production
struck a nerve in the
"The overall production was excellent and informative," Jim Ulvestad said. "I was not familiar with the plot beforehand but never felt lost. It should have been a three-day production because there were so
The audience was
many people who wanted
were required to see the production for a class, in
stage allowing seating for only 70 people. For students
advance or arrive an extra hour
was imperative they
either reserve tickets
With limited space, students who were able to see the play watched the cast intently. As the audience watched, the cast and crew were wrapped up in their own emotion. After spending hours at practices, they were excited to finally get a chance to perform. The intense emotion posed a challenge to the actors
in the student
and exhausting performance," Carol Patton said. "My character, Caril Ann Fugate, was complex. It was difficult for me to determine whether or not she was guilty. The intense emotion was draining." The play ended with the court trial of Starkweather and Fugate. Starkweather testified "It
was a very
against Fugate, saying she helped with the killings.
student said the scene in the courtroom
courtroom during Charlie" s trial," Christine Tedrow said. "I felt they really knew their part and the way the reporters interacted was smooth." In the end. Starkweather was sentenced to death and Fugate was found innocent. The play "I
enjoyed the scenes
the ghost of Starkweather firing a shot into the crowd. After the production on Friday, Harr and the students involved in the play held a post-show discussion to help the audience better understand the performance.
audience or pert'orming on stage. Starkweather was an experience for everyone. Students were given the chance to learn a little bit of history through
Whether they were
sitting in the
the dramatic production.
A reporter, Chris McDonald, interviews Sheriff Deputy Romer. Shawn Krider, for information about SlarkMcathiT. Startcwcather's murder spree struck fear in many Inhabitants of Nebraska. Photo by Chris Tucker. Sheriff Deputy
a reporter, Shawn Wake, various aspects of Charlie
Starkweather's actions. SlarkHeather killed a total of 13 people in the Midwest area. Photo by Chris Tucker.
Charlie Starkweather, played by Shad Ramsey, tries to '
Fugatc, played by Carol Patton, to
return with him to Nebraska. The play was a true story
about their run from the law. Photo by Chris Tucker.
Shawn Wake and Erika Corrado
react to the latest
in the news ofThe play showed how news media played a role in
update regarding Charlie Starkweather fice.
court cases. Photo by Chris Tucker.
L E S
Band sound entertains
BROWN audiences both young and old
Bright lights gleamed from the stage as music from the Big
Band era rang out of the brass bells
and instruments that belonged to Les Brown and the Band of Renown. The notes that poured forth were
with a sound that brought back memories of the
some members of
community and brought smiles to the younger faces in the audience. Brown opened the show with the lead player of each section playing a short
Each of the
solo performances received an overwhelming round of applause and cheers of excitement
the audience. entire Band of Renown, forgot the name moment. Stumpy Brown, bass trombone player, band received from Northwest to remind them where they were at.
However, during Brown's introduction, he and the of the school. After talking in circles for a
produced the check After a
lapse by putting the
get to be
Although the name of the University was forgotten, the music was
The Big Band
pertormance the musicians produced received a standing ovation.
Brown and his band were a part of generations
the efforts to
not experience the music
keep the Big Band sound around for younger
"Les Brown was the only band from the old days
was popular. was still around," Henry 'Butch' Stone,
was a wonderful audience, we wished we could have stayed here and done more We would have really been hot then, tonight we were just warm." Even though the audience consisted mainly of Mary ville residents, there was a fair number of
vocals, said. "It
than just one night.
students that attended the concert.
"The thing about this was that if young people heard it, if they gave themselves a chance to hear it,
they usually would dig
no other reason
Darrel Gardner, lead trumpet, said. "I
they really liked
from what they had been hearing and they liked anything
even though this had been around forever, it was different to them because they had
The selections that were performed included hits from the '40s to the present, they even played a few pieces from their latest album. Their performance included "Sentimental Journey," "Route 66," "In the the
My Love to Keep Me Warm" and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around The Band of
Old Oak Tree."
Bohm Townsend was presented a plaque for his area promotions of Mike Johnson, operations manager from KXCV, conducted the short ceremony by
During the intermission Big Bands.
having several friends of Townsend's on stage to say a few words about the promotions
Townsend had made throughout the years. ^ Through efforts of those like Brown and Townsend Big Band had continued in its popularity with each new generation. With new people discovering the jazzy brass sounds that Brown and his band performed it seemed Big Band would never see its extinction.
the saxophone section.
group's successful career spanned
over 40 years.
Photo by Jon
By Sara Meyers
68 Les Brown
stumpy Brown puts his all into a tronibonu solo. Stumpy and Les Brown and the Band of Renown performed for their llth time in Maryville. Photo by Jon Britton.
Comedian proves that
his self-deprecating sense of
decorated hiker boots, comedian Don Reese entertained Northwest. Reese, who was 6'4" and bald with a moustache, centered most of his routine on his appearance, which he said intimidated people.
"People made fun of
I" II tell
Frequently throughout the evening, Reese growled and
out of jury duty," he said.
made facial gestures to promote his
self-imposed identity as a pirate.
"People asked could
me why I was a comedian," Reese said.
either this or
me. What the
number of topics, including marriage, music, sex, drinking, the Amish and traveling around the country. He enjoyed New York because, "no one stared at me there." On the other hand, when he was in Arkansas, he "couldn't leave his room during the day." Reese complained about plane travel and having to stay in a different hotel room every place he performed. One hotel room he stayed in had wet towels, but the wet towels did not seem Reese discussed
make him "I
one area of the airport
hated those metal detectors," he said.
During his travels
to the South,
he could not avoid.
got a plate in
did not have roaches in the Midwest," he said. "In Alabama,
that a roach or a
he found the roaches were huge. it
was 'Hey, look, was
Another time, Reese had the misfortune of listening
country music station one night
driving in his car.
pumpers, weren't they?" Reese
"After four hours of that,
The cop asked what happened. I said, 'Randy Travis.'" The audience was given Long John Silver's hats before his performance started and many in the audience donned them. Audience members were instructed to wear them before Reese I
walked out on
Reese liked going
telling the staff
he was the new
Reese growls and district
order to get free food.
Reese did not
in a ditch.
like to exercise.
"Then they was kid, when I wanted to lose weight, I went out to run," Reese I what did do? Walk. so didn't have to run, I could jog. Now, you didn't even jog, said.
was waiting for the stand around and scratch your ass thing." Those attending the show were enthusiastic about Reese's performance. had seen in person. It was "I loved it," Doug Wilson said. "That was the first comedian and that was the main thing his looks humor did not fit better in person than it was on TV. His
as a pirate.
Reese's skit by
After the concert, Reese drank a pop and talked with a group of students back stage about
the trials and tribulations of being a comedian.
By Don Munsch
Don Reese 71
72 Howie Mandel
HOWIE MANDEL Music and comic performance
Music and laughterfilled Northwest as students and residents were entertained by singer and songwriter Jenny
Because over 500
and comic Howie Mandel.
were sold vn the first day of sales and the show sold out within two weeks, a second performance was added to the October 17, Encore performance, which was sponsored by Campus Activity Programmers and the Norrhwesi Missourian. tici<ets
The opening act, Jenny O, got the audience clapping as she performed folk and rock tunes from her first album "Here and Now." She performed many .songs including. "Boxcar Blues," "Stars So Bright" and "Sounds of the Train." "I really liked her,"
Jen Black said.
did not pay too
attention to the lyrics, but
her style and voice."
Jenny 0"s powerful voice and guitar rang throughout Mary Linn Pertorming Arts Center as w uzzy bug Hying inside of me," from the song, "Got
she sang such lyrics as, "...there's a fuzzy a
was," Jenny not I
Brain." a song she described as an atypical love song.
was about, was
something going wrong with me. but to the
doctor and he could not
I saw my friend, the fortune teller where saw was it. So it was the love bug."
realized, ah that
me. the psychiatrist could a inan in a crystal ball
Throughout her performance in the first show, Jenny O plugged her t1rst full-length album. which had not been released. Jenny O wrote all of the songs on her album, with the help of her fiance on four of them.
Along with songs of her own, Jenny
O included Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl," to get
the audience involved.
This Toronto. Canada, native,
only been performing for two years, got the
when she was asked to tour with Mandel. "It was great," Jenny O said. "Everybody was really nice, they treated me well and it was fun. This was the biggest break that had ever had. The exposure was really wondertul." After Jenny O retreated and the lights dimmed many shouts of "Howie" came from the audience. After a brief intermission, Mandel appeared on the stage and the audience opportunity of a lifetime
Howie Mandel discusses "Free
Willy" with the
responded with a standing ovation. aid of a toy
From a doctor on the critically acclaimed television show, St. Elsewhere, to the voice of Bobby on the cartoon "Bobby's World," Mandel explored many venues during his career. St. Elsewhere brought Mandel to stardom after years of w orking on the comedy circuit. The controversial drama lasted seven seasons on NBC and made the comic a star. Mandel began his performance by giving the audience some background information on himself, such as;
and a homeowner.
Mandel' s personal information took the audience into the next joke about his pet fish, which he claimed had recently died from a bladder infection. His wife wanted a horse, but he could not imagine himself with a horse.
â€”continued Entertainment 73
Howie Mandel jokes about "dorm
police" and tlie 50 cent fine for saying "dorm." In addition to current events on campus, Mandel talked about his family and fans. Photo by Jon Britton.
O performs songs from her album "Here and Now." As the opening act Howie Mandel, Jenny O warmed up the crowd by singing "Brown-Eyed Girl." Photo by Jon Britton.
Howie Mandel demonstrates how he develops put a twist on infection.
Photo by Jon Britton.
74 Howie Mandel
his material at
such as his goldfish dying of a bladder
HOWIE MANDEL "I
afraid of having a horse,
be a bileh to flush dow n the
Becca Lindenbusch attended though she found some of
"I liked his
show because she had seen him before and liked him, even from his HBO performance.
his material repeated if
was repeated because
had seen him
before," Lindenbusch said.
Mandel spent most of his performance interacting with the audience on such subjects as San Diego and Dallas. Some thought a few of the members were rude with their sarcastic remarks and inappropriate comments. "I
did not like the people that were obnoxious
agree with being obnoxious and rude
audience," Lindenbusch said. "
liked his interaction with the audience because
got everyone into the
a part of the show," Pendleton said. "It
on rathercrude comic material
was more personalized."
garner laughs. The material included graphic
descriptions of a colon check and sex with his pregnant wife. Students did not
"Every once it
he was trying to keep
somewhat clean." The appearance of the Powdertoast Man brought in some good clean humor. Pendleton, who
was because he
Even though Mandel's
because her and her friends
within the costume.
pretty funny," Pendleton said.
He was our
second show, liked the Powdertoast
stay in Maryville
he was up-to-date with current events on
member mentioned the word "house," Mandel
took the opportu-
new "dorm police." To complete the joke, Mandel lead the audience in a chant of the word "dorm." Just when the audience thought Mandel's routine was over, he came back on stage and brought his Bobby voice with him. "Bobby's World" was his brain child based on thecharacterof ayoung boy with a skewed look of the world. Mandel created and performed Bobby in his early comic routines. The cartoon won a Daytime Emmy for Best Animated Series for dealing with such topics as child nity to joke about the
abuse and death.
"My name is Bobby," Mandel said. "And I am going to tell you a story about when my mom put
the curtains closed
and he bowed
to the audience,
he was greeted with a standing ovation
of an entertaining performance.
By Fay Dahlquist
MARVIN A multi-award winner impresses
HAMLISCH improvisation and music
easygoing sense of humor, composer and musician Marvin Hamlisch told jokes and his critically
for Hamlisch, the
Northwest Jazz Ensemble performed several selections before
Although the group had performed many times,
the first time they
opened for such a big name. Hamlisch incorporated humor
into his musical
show, joking about the location of North-
"We just checked
room here in Maryville after a five-hour drive," Hamlisch "And I have to tell you, 1 had never seen so many cows before in my life. It seemed as if Bovine 101 was big here." Hamlisch, who had won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award, four Grammys and two Golden Globes, had written 30 motion picture scores, including "The Sting" and "The Way We Were." He composed the music for "A Chorus Line" and "They're Playing Our Song." He played these songs, as well as a melody called "Going to Peculiar." Hamlisch also performed for the London symphony and played at New York Philharmonic, said,
into our hotel
after taking the stage.
Los Angeles Philharmonic and Casesar's Palace in Las Vegas. He got his start in music by performing for his synagogue when he was ill and unable to perform, and Hamlisch was asked to play.
As a way of demonstrating solicited
the technique of writing
song ideas from the audience
The cantor was
and performing songs, Hamlisch
technique called "Rent-a-Composer." Hamlisch
town called Peculiar he saw on the trip to Maryville and a man from the audience compose an impromptu rendition. Hamli.sch came up with "Going To Peculiar" from scratch. The song described the humorous experience of going through this small town. Hamlisch"s big break came when movie producer Sam Spiegel asked him to compose the music for "The Swimmer," starring Burt Lancaster. Hamlisch performed an unnamed selection from that movie for the audience. In addition to playing music scores, Hamlisch played "Happy Birthday" to the distinct styles
talked about a
of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.
composers by reading reviews from original newspaper
Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin. Hamlisch said that negative press never bothered him.
Hamlisch did not rank places he had performed at but said col lege campuses were his favorite places. This "It
was good," Dawn Hascall
those songs. But
"When I went
to the concert,
had no idea he wrote
wished he had done more of those where people threw out ideas from the
wanting more, the audience
for the First time.
Hamlisch had written 30 motion
performance and students were impressed.
could be for
concerning the work of
Composer and songwriter
Sting" and "The left
entertained, proving that
reputation as a master musician.
By Don Munsch
76 Marvin Hamlisch
CARROT He kept the audience laughing with
TOP off-the-wall props and inventions A loud pop startled the audience to signal the arrival of the irreverent red-haired comedian as Carrot
the aisle, throwing out T-shirts.
The comedian entertained
audience with inventions from his six full-size trunks. Carrot Top had appeared on shows like "Star Search," "Comic Strip Live," "America's Funniest People" and the "Arsenio Hall Show."
He was named Comedian of the Year and Campus Activities. He also had a
Entertainer of the Year by the National Association of
planning stages," Carrot
were developing the idea and
bits he did for the audience was on trick-or-treating in Iowa. "Iowa was just there you know," Carrot Top said. "If a kid went trick-or-treating there, he told his mom and dad, "Bye. See you in two weeks.' They would be walking along the road and a car would pass and they would yell, 'Trick-or-treat!'" Along with the laughter, he was greeted with the heckles of several rude audience members. He called them the "sniper section" because they sat in the balcony. Although they
One of the
started out loud, they
remained hushed during most of the performance, but a 17-year-old
refused to be quiet and irritated the audience and the comedian. "It was great for the first five minutes but then there was no point to it," Carrot Top said. "People never wanted that. The audience paid eight bucks to hear him yell. It would have been different if he was actually saying something but I could not understand him. Some comics
liked to banter back and forth.
liked to put
on a show.
seemed to enjoy his jokes and props. "I thought the heckler was a jerk," Lisa Crouse said. "We did not pay to come listen to him. still thought Carrot Top was great. I felt sorry for him because I could tell it bothered him
the heckler, the audience
This was the second time the comedian had performed at Northwest. His last performance was sold out. One member was so impressed with that performance, she invited her mom and
to this one.
"He was always cool and really funny," Bobbi Woodward said. "He was great. I liked him enough to have my parents come and see him. They were impressed." Carrot Top had high hopes for the next time he came to the Northwest stage. "I wanted to come back next year so I could do a better show," Carrot Top said. "This was not a very good show and I wanted to end up on a high note rather than one like this." He ended with a recording of cuts from popular songs, doing imitations of singers like Madonna and Mick Jagger. The musical interiude lasted five minutes and ended the show with a bang.
Wendy. His included
props and inventions that
to appreciate his
performance. Carrot Top did not disappoint his
uncanny observations of everyday
rolling in the aisles.
By Mike Johnson
78 Carrot Top
had the audience
Although disappointed with audience,
Carrot Top basks
applause of the audience. This
was the comedian's second appearance
he entertained a near-sell out crowd. I'hoto h> Laura Riedel.
Carrot Top addresses an annoying heckler in the audience during his show. The heckler disrupted the comedian's act several times. Photo by Laura Riedel.
GHOST Stephen King's
things to go
on and off. An old rickety stone went down as the audience was taken to a place where ghosts existed, a place where the scariest of stories were told. Stephen King's macabre magic was brought to Northwest when the production of "Ghost Stories," a group of five one-act plays based on King's stories, came to town. Adapted by
Thunder crackled over
the speakers as the lights flashed
house stood ominous and alone. The
Robert Pridham, the stories touched on the fears of the child
During the prologue. The Man, played by David Simmons, came out and a monologue of things that went bump in the night like the boogeyman in
thing under the covers. "There was a lump on your bed," The Man said. "I wanted you to put a hand on wanted you to put your hand under the sheet to see what lay underneath."
unfolded as the audience was told what lay under that sheet. "The Boogeyman," "Strawberry Spring" and "Gray Matter" were from King's Night Shift Collection. "The Story of Timmy Baterman" was included in Pet Cemetary while "Uncle Otto's Truck" was in the
"The Boogeyman" blended that
taken his three children
and the insane as a man told of the monster in the closet
bodyless voice. The
insanity as the voice became the voice of the monster in the closet. told of a young man who came back from the dead after His father's acceptance of his son without mental capacities back
"The Story of Timmy Baterman" being wounded
in the war.
the dead touched the heart and chilled the spine. "Strawberry Spring" was a blend of comedy and horror as a
should have about a
revealed more than he
"Gray Matter" brought two townspeople face to face with a blob-like creature when the men it a beer and in "Uncle Otto's Truck," a man was convinced the truck, which killed
was moving across
his business partner,
the yard to
The troupe of five
All five tales were brought to the stage with the added effects of electronic drones, shifting colored light
and mechanically generated fog.
The audience, many of whom had read
the stories the play
was based on, enjoyed
good job recreating slower pace.
books they were based on," Richard Trulson it
for the stage.
thought they did a
lost the scarier qualities
a lot," John
one member chuckling, not shivering. had read all of the stories that were played. At times,
was more comic than Stephen King stories. It seemed more funny than scary." As the lights came on and audience members prepared to go home, some took one last look back at the stage with the haunted house and quickened their pace to head towards their secure
By Mike Johnson
humor. Photo courtesy "Ghost
80 Ghost Stories
thought they did a great job though."
The blending of comedy with horror "I liked
actors play out
Murder and intrigue surround
dark and stormy night
Fascinating the audience with thunder, lightning and other sound effects was "The Bat." The 1920 comical mystery took place in an old mansion and involved murders, stolen money
and the mysterious person, productions
the Bat. This
was one of
the first highly technical student
James Rush played Detective Anderson, who in the last minute of the play was revealed as the Bat that everyone had searched to find. Rush enjoyed working on "The Bat" because of the technicality of the show.
most advanced show I had ever worked on," Rush said. "It went surprisingly smooth due to the technical staff. 1 had nothing to do with it except stand underneath the lights "It
said the midnight
considered as a possibility
showing of "The Bat" was successful and should have been
audience response at the midnight
showing was excellent," Rush
to the faculty as an idea for other plays that
would be appropriate
for midnight perfor-
The cast put in about five weeks of practice, six days a week and Rush said all the practice was worth it. "It was always worth it," Rush said. "As far as I was concerned, it was part of my training as an actor."
Although rumors had circulated that cancelling the Thursday showing was because of technical problems.
show was overwhelming," Rush said. "The staff was set. That was not an exaggeration. It wasn't the fault set was not done. Cancelling the first show was a good idea on their behalf.
24 hours a day on the
of the staff that the It
Rush did not
difficulty of the
enabled them to do the job better than they could have." Shelly Branstetter attended "The Bat" and "loved
played by Carol
"The production was very good," Branstetter said. "They had a good
sound effects and
Branstetter said the character of Lizzie played by Cara Gitto
and she said
Gitto's character added to the play's humor.
"Lizzie was comical," Branstetter said. "Her mannerisms were great. She
by James Rush, that she
Branstetter also said the .set added to the play. A window was on the set crew had made and Branstetter was impressed by the reality of it. "The way the glass looked was great and the effort they put into it made
that the production
a real scene which
involved in the
really incredible," Bransetter said.
Mary Roberts-Rinehart and Harvey Hopewood was a model for Agatha Christie when writing her plays and had been used by many as a background This three-act play corroborated by
Anderson was the Bat in disguise.
By Kathy Higdon-Bolar
82 The Bat
Members of the Hubbard Street Dance Company couple off for lifts. "The Golden Section" was choreographed by Twyla Sharp and contained an upbeat tempo. Photo courtesy Hubbard Street Dance Company. Frank Chaves and Daniela Panessa hide their faces while leaping in "SUPER Is Coming Down." The number required many mechanical, calculated movements by the dancers. Photo courtesy Hubbard Street Dance Company.
84 Hubbard Street
HUBBARD Dance company entertains
sounded as the audience hushed.
re\ealing bright gold streamers in the back ot the stage. .stage in
got louder as the curtain went up.
male dancer bounded across the
gold shorts, doing a mid-stage twirl before disappearing on the other side. Soon the
was tilled w
golden costumes pert'orming with athletic prowess and smooth
from the romantic
Dance Company of Chicago performed
space age, blending old and
culturally di\erse dancers, the 1
was called "The Ciolden Twyla Tharp Dance I'oundation on
they pertbrmed for the Northwest audience
Broadway in 98 The second number was "Baker's Dozen," which brought 1
such celebrated dance venues as the Holland
Section," originally produced and performed by the
dance numbers, varying
and The Kennedy Center.
company performed each year
audience of over 50, (KM) people and appeared
in white, danced with seven
dresses. With an odd woman
dressed in white leotards
developed creating a
"SUPER STRAIGHT Is Coming Down" was the third number. With a space age beat in the women and three men engaged in a power struggle. E\ery movement \\ as
pronounced and defined with loved
by the dancers.
Coming Dow n"," Courtney Cerbin
"Georgia" was next and while Willie Nelson's version of "Georgia
man and woman danced in the spotlight. "The 40s" was the final number and the company came out in black
seemed very symbolic."
On My Mind"
lop hats and canes doing
various dances of the era.
Robert Bohlken, professor of speech, enjoyed the number.
had more unison, showy costumes and
The company shimmers during
"The (Jolden Section."
dance number began the show
and introduced the
could relate to the creativity," Bohlken said.
"They used so much
dancing for \5 years and had never seen anything
Older audience members also enjoyed the performance. "I thought it was interesting, dynamic and energetic," Bohlken
As Photo courtesy
theme was more clearly defined as well." Students enjoyed the show. Even some of the more experienced members of were impressed. Cerbin had danced since she was 10.
"Ihe dancers gave
the audience roared
perspiration on their
brow and smiles on
standing ovation, the dancers bowed,
their faces of a
show executed with
By Mike Johnson
WINGFIELD Gospel, Jazz and blues provide
AND DAVIS and
Toes were tapping, fingers were snapping and hands were clapping as singers Katherine Davis and Sidney Wingfield deiigiited the audience. The duo sang numerous songs with styles ranging from classic and Chicago blues to rhythm and blues, gospel and jazz. Wingfield took the stage
"Don't be afraid
and gave the audience explicit instructions
in the aisles,"
Students took this statement
jumped up and danced
to their favorite jazz
Arms were up in the air and hips were shaking from side to side. Some of the more popular songs that were sung included "Georgia On My Mind" and "Let the Good Times Roll." Wingfield surprised the audience by singing the themes from three songs.
popular television sitcoms, the "Jeffersons." "Cheers" and "All
Family." Davis sang
members of the From Heaven."
gospel songs with the help of Wingfield's piano playing. Davis inspired some
audience to sing with her, as she sang such gospel favorites as "Pennies
Another aspect the audience enjoyed was when Davis divided the crowd and started the singing while the men sang a different verse. She finished by blending the two
Martha Moss, assistant professor of computer science and information systems, enjoyed the participation of the audience and energy displayed by the crowd. "I liked the
enthusiasm of the audience and the singers," Moss
Davis would not
Wingfield outdo her, as she too decided to arouse the audience. She
requested that everyone be happy and give each other hugs and kisses.
male student jumped
was surprised to
out of the audience, ran
up on stage and gave her
Davis' surprise a
huge hug and
The crowd roared with laughter. Not only were students encouraged
in the aisles, but they
stage. Students jumped onstage to join the duo in song and dance.
the piano, while
took turns dancing with Davis.
student enjoyed the
experience of dancing with the singer. to dance with somebody' ," Thom Hiatt said. "I was the went up and danced with her. She was very romantic." Wingfield had played more than 25 years as a major keyboard artist and vocalist. Some of his credits included keyboard recording sessions with Mick Jagger. Son Seals and Luther
type of person that would do
Allison. Davis took her talent to theaters across the country, as she received
in various musicals.
Davis and Wingfield were nominated many times
Katherine Davis a
hug during her performance.
"The show was a huge success with crowd participation." Heidi Gehrman. president ot Campus Activity Programmers, said. "We met them at a convention in Omaha last year and
During the show
the music scene
had changed, the classics
asked on stage to dance. Photo by
86 Wingfield and Davis
music category of the Campus Entertainment Awards, given annually by college students.
we had to bring them here." The singing duo proved that although
Wingfield and Katherine
Davis sing a version of "Babv
I'niouram'd tni'inlKTs of I'ncT to partii'ipati' bv
in llif aisles.
Photo b\ Laura
Katherine Davis sings the bhies with help from
of the audience.
Davis and her partner Sidney Wingfield, provided an evening of gospel music mixed with the blues.
Photo bv Laura Riedel.
CHRISTMAS Charles Dickens' classic tale of one man's
rediscovery of youth comes to As
the live orchestra played the
opening chords of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," the
curtain opened on a stage bustling with people opening their shops
London. As they worked and greeted other people on the
sang while snow
on Christmas Eve morning
townsmen and women
the Christmas season started, so
began "A Christmas
Carol," the 1975 adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens' tale of a man's rediscovery of youth.
"A Christmas Carol" was a mainstay of the Christmas season from movie versions starring everyone from Oscar winner George C. Scott and the Muppets to television sitcoms and
dramas which put
Charles Jones' adaptation remained faithful to
Dickens' original version.
The first performance of "A Christmas Carol" was on the mainstage of the Omaha Community Playhouse in 1975. Since then, Jones' adaptation grew into four national tours that crossed the
United States and Canada and was seen by overaquarterof a million people
"A Christmas Carol" featured a lavish set with an authentic looking toy store with a glass window and the counting shop where Ebenezer Scrooge toiled his hours. Along the streets, townspeople were dressed vegetables and
their carts, selling such things as scarfs,
The show included special effects such as falling snow, a glowing sign, a revolving bed and smoke billowing from the fireplace in which Jacob Marley's ghost emerged from, weighted
with chains. Sounds like chains rattling and wind blowing added to the effect.
Because the production was brought
from outside Northwest, admission was higher than
But members of the audience appreciated the more lavish
"The effects were by
great," Michelle Higgins said. "I could not figure out
Christmas carols such as
the cast of 20. Tiny
Manger" and "Greensleeves" were sung
Other Night," which was repeated with an echo effect when Scrooge saw the future with his
past, the present
brought about changes
the story of an unlovable old
man who was
visited by three
night. The ghosts showed him scenes from Christmases in the would be in the future if he did not mend his ways. The insight
apparitions one Christmas
that affected relationships with the townspeople, his
employees and nephew. in
gence from the
family suffering from his death.
"A Christmas Carol" was
Tim, played by Stacy Volz, sang an acopella version of "The
who sang and danced through-
Tony Medlin was the man behind Scrooge, hailing from Troy, N.C. He played the character various productions of "A Christmas Carol," including a one-man production entitled
out the show.
Photo by Jack continued
88 Christmas Carol
and merry making on the famous night that changed the life of Ebeneezer Scrooge. The play was highly attended and enjoyed by students and faculty of Northwest. Photo by Jack Vaught.
Bob Cratchit, played by Karl Kippola, says hello to the toy store keeper, played by Barry Lambert, on a narrow street. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan's performance took place at Christmas. Photo by Jack Vaught.
90 Christmas Carol
CAROL "Scrooge." His Northwest pertormaiice stirred up both good and bad iiiemories. "I first
played Scrooge ten years and forty pounds ago," Mediin said.
tonight because on the night of my
eclipse ot the
was ueird coming
performance of "A Christmas Carol." there w as a
so the atmosphere was very similar to that night ten years ago.
not feeling too hot on that night either."
Scrooge required a great deal of physical
into the air
from excitement and
During one dance number,
he had to dodge the other dancers because he was invisible and
arious times, he had to leap
This was hard because the night he peiformed
Maryville he was sick.
"We did a Mediin
of shows and there was a great strain on my voice along with the physical," was hard to recover from being on a bus. There was no chance to recover from
We had a sick bed in the back of the bus. which 1 had been occupying for a while." Although Mediin directed a variety of plays for different companies and pla\ ed characters
ranging from King Lear to Willie Loman. he considered Scrooge the most complex and difficult to play.
"Scrooge w as one of the most desperate characters
desperate characters, there had to be a basically good center. I
did not get tired of
said. "Even with work up to it, but
became absolutely real. Scrooge felt guilty and It carried me away with its power." 42 years old. couki see a time when he could not do it
stage, the role
needed forgiveness. He needed redemption.
Mediin loved the character with the intensity "It
was such a demanding role," Mediin said. "As long as could do the role justice. was 42 and was already feeling the age restraints of doing this old man." I
one place. He worked
of the fellow .\rts
Center uith the song "God Rest
Ye Merry Gentlemen." The
"The ideas were
there but Dickens put
the ravages that fate could dole out. 'A Christmas Carol' brought these
tried to get children to read the
Mediin and company
a favorable impression on the audience, filled uith children,
students and older people.
"The props and the kids.
United States and
sweat houses before gaining fame as a writer so he was aware
novella because no production could replace Dicken's eloquent prose."
Canada. Photo by
ideas into a single inspirational tale.
Charles Dickens did something that no other person had done before
"Dickens created Christmas." Mediin in
and encouraged the reading of the novella.
the stage of the .\Iar\
said. "The actors were incredible, even them as actors when they were performing."
were just grand." Natalie Banks
member of the audience
did not expect the \astness of the production.
was bigger and more involved," Higgins
really did not think of
would be good but
be this big."
Tim echoed through the "God Bless Us Everyone."
thunderous applause, the words of Tiny
theater, leaving a smile on even the most unmovable Scrooge.
By Mike Johnson
CHRISTMAS PLAY the Red-Horned Rainmoose"
brings a children's fantasy to stage Everyone had heard of Dasher, Dancer. Prancer. Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and the red nosed Rudolph, but few i<new Randy. In "Randy, the Red-Homed Rainmoose," the story of this forgotten rainmoose was told to a group of young and young at heart.
children's Christmas play
gave students a chance critics.
a tradition 17 years ago.
the door to support Maryvilie Food Pantry in lew of admission. The production
and perform for a group
could sometimes be the toughest
In order to keep the children's attention, "Randy, the
Red-Homed Rainmoose" was
a mixture of participation and fantasy. Although there was a storyline, there was not a
fourth wall and the actors were able to interact with children.
The audience was seated on
the floor, giving
more informal atmosphere. Actors,
dressed as elves, entertained the kids before the show. They visited, did magic tricks and even
down Christmas lists. come get you a reindeer if you want one," Scott Hite said to one
"We will bring
of cool games too."
The elves then
led the audience in a
Randy, the under-appreciated rainmoose whose job was to clean up after the When Rudolph got sick, Santa Claus and the elves were afraid
elves, then began.
the discovery that
guide the sleigh.
Randy's homs glowed, the rainmoose saved Christmas. During the
show, several children yelled out comments to the it
tme love brought them.
Christmas would be ruined because of the thick fog and no one
group of Christmas carols. "The Twelve Days of
Christmas" was done with actions as the audience was divided into smaller groups
was planned that way. "The kids reacted the way
said. "I tried to
After being told that Santa's sleigh needs to
be waxed. Rick
Mathieu the actors
would happen. Kids yelled out stuff at any time so they had to be on their toes." Paige Vandenburg, who played an elf named Fred, enjoyed the interaction with the kids. "We got to play with the kids," Vandenburg said. "We did not have to stick to a strict script so we could change lines if we wanted to which gave us more freedom to work with." Although Vandenberg had been in other productions, she said this was the most
be faster on
They could see
right through us so
to react to the kids
be careful. Children's theater was the
the help of
toughest type of theater to do."
Mathieu's student enjoyed the change of format.
from other productions
in that the kids
They were very much The tale of "Randy, the Red-Horned Rainmoose" had even the the toughest critics glowing part of the play."
as the actors took their
Randy, was able to find
By Mike Johnson
92 Christmas Play
Corrado and Rainnioose Rick Mathieu
ebrate alter rinding nut Raiidy the Rainnioose
sanla's sleigh. Ihc children's Christmas play had been a tradition over the past 17 years. Photo by Chris
An elf, played by Paige Vandenburg, gets help from audience members on how to care for a sick rainmoose. Interaction between actors and children was a major part of the play. Photo by Chris Tucker.
KANSAS CITY Orchestra brings the experience
SYMPHONY of live
With horns blowing, violins strumming and cymbals banging, the Kansas City Symphony brought a mixture of classical music along with new instrumental music to campus. The Kansas City Symphony, directed by William McGlaughlin. had performed at Northwest seven previous times. The symphony gained national recognition with a 1988 Public Broadcasting System television special. "The King's Singers Holiday special with the Kansas City Symphony.
made two recordings and was broadcast on
Morning's" Easter program It
was one of only
"Saint Paul Sunday
1988 and 1989.
three nationally recognized Missouri symphonies, in the
Louis Symphony and radio station, this
Joseph Symphony. According the
company of St.
Sharon Bonnett, of
"We liked to showcase some of our talent," Bonnett said. "The Mid America Arts Alliance offered funding for non-profit groups to bring such programs to the area. Kansas City
Symphony represented some of the best talent Missouri had to offer." The symphony played Johannes Brahms" "Tragic Overture" and "Symphony No. 4 minor." Both began softly, but ended
in a loud finale of
sound with the orchestra feverishly
playing a variety of instruments from the violin to the tuba.
McGlaughlin also chose a selection from Kay Gardner called "Rainforest," which evoked the sounds of the tropics.
"Kay Gardner wrote this in 978 while she was living in San Francisco," McGlaughlin said. "There was a sense of quiet and calm. It was written before the political uproar over rainforests and long before Madonna or the Grateful Dead even heard of them." The other new piece the symphony played was "Summerset" by Cary John Franklin. "It was written about childhood memories," McGlaughlin said. "Franklin told a story about growing up in the music. There was the element of the little boy listening to a train and then little murmunngs and then a big disturbance. To this day, he was afraid of tornadoes." According to Bonnett, bringing entertainment like this to campus was important. 1
lived 100 miles
the live performing
group had an easier access,"
Bonnett said. "There was another dmiension. While the radio station offered
mances, there was the dynamic of the experience.
gave members of the community as well finishing
as the students a chance to experience
Jennifer Stort also believed hearing "It
better live," Stort said. "It
person was better than hearing
great actually being there.
"Symphony No. 4 in
E minor. Op.
was a consortuni
something everyone did not enjoy."
to Channing Homer. Spanish professor, students found themselves surprised. was extremely good for the students to have it at a low price," Homer said. "Some of them were required to go and were pleasantly surprised." Blending the old styles with the new, the Kansas City Symphony gave Northwest students
of musicians with national recogni-
the opportunity to have a live musical experience. tion.
By Mike Johnson
Sharon Bonnett, station manager of KXCN/KRNW introduces the Kansas City
with Northwest Kn-
corc Performances sponsored the symphony's visit. Photo hy Chris
JIM Hypnotist mesmerizes
Returning to Northwest for two more sold out performances, hypnotist Dr. Jim Wand once again astounded the audience. Wand had performed on campus and had become somewhat of a legend as well as a favorite
hypnosis had provided students and
students. Watching people do things under community members entertainment and laughter for 1
performances during the past seven years.
stressed that a person
would never do anything he or she would not do in real life. Still, students did do a variety of things under hypnosis
Hypnosis did not take morals away. like
simulated strip acts and pretending to be singers like Garth Brooks.
Because of the demand $4
people doing the unbelievable on stage.
Programmers added a 9 p.m. performance along with
a piece for his return
Stacey Han.sen enjoyed watching people
by having students act out
their trances, students
Wand and Campus
show. Students paid
his 7 p.m.
off the stage and
in a trance.
mention of a special word. After coming out of
to their seats
by having them smell one another or jump up and yell "kiss me,
"When the girl
smelled the guy next to him because Jim
Wand cued her was good," Hansen
said. "I also really liked the
The Dating Game consisted of three men who were bachelorettes and one man who was bachelor. After playing the game, the bachelor chose a bachelorette and they
a trip to
for their date.
Although Dorothy Corless wanted
be hypnotized she decided to watch the show.
when he had people sing and act crazy," Corless said. "When the people were dancing around, that was my favorite." Doug Swink also chose to watch the show this time instead of going under. was on stage. did not get to watch "It was more fun watching it," Swink said. "When "I liked
was better watching my friends." Bowman was not an amateur when came to attending Wand's performances as this
"Since said. "It
was her fourth performance. Because of
in a self-
Angel not too
times she had seen
she said there was
before, a lot of
the same, but
some of it was
provided a mini-
Audience members were invited to attend and learn more about ending addicting habits or different motivation skills. The workshop provided people with a hypnosis session on Jan. 2
25-page handout on
the entire weight
of an adult male.
to regularly hypnotize themselves.
Hypnotizing sold-out crowds.
By Kathy Higdon-Bolar
by Tony Miceli.
During Ihc Dr. Jim Wand show, students slumped out of chairs ÂŤ hllc utidiT hypnosis. This was Wand's 15th appearance at Northwest. I'hoto h> Laura Riedel. llit'ir
A hypnotized C'ara (iitto tries unsuccesstully to rememher her name during Dr. .lim Wand's 9 p.m. performance. V\ and's mesmerizing display packed the Mary I. inn
Performing Arts Center for two shows. Photo by
98 The Real
THE REAL LIVE BRADY BUNCH A
entertain audiences of memorable episodes of the
"This was different than any kind of theater it
"Car Wash" and "Hey,
took the stage for "The
had done." Tosney
and we used the actual
When the spectators arrived at Mary the
sitcom that performed the most
Jim Tosney. who played Greg Brady, said the vaudeville. Since
Mike, Carol. Greg, Marcia, Peter. Jan. Bobby, ("indy and Alice Real Live Brady Bunch." The shou was a reenactnicni
heightened the show."
Linn Performing Arts Center popular disco music
Will Survive" greeted them. The orchestra
room with flower print, yellow and orange couches and huge throw pillow s. The room was to make the audience feel like they were actually watching television. Along
a "70s living living
with the living room, there were applause signs that
the crowd, cast
encourage the audience
out two big beach balls for the crowd to
back and forth while they performed a dance to
"YMCA." The beach balls brought
to the audience and set the madcap mood of fun for the rest of the night. "The audiences were exactly what we wanted from an audience." Tosney said. "They came saying 'Hey. I paid the money and I was expecting a good time and I was going to come in
with a good attitude that
actors also held a
competing for various
Show."" four audience
members were chosen
which the contestants were competing approval. After each round, a contestant would leave and the one that was
The game had
For "The Real Live
game show where members of the audience were
three rounds in
for the audience"s left
on stage would
win the game.
Each contestant was awarded The Bradys have a family talk to
"Real Live Brady
Bunch" performed "Her
an episode from the original
Photo by Jon Britton.
for their participation in the at
Prizes ranged from
Yoohoo, a chocolate drink. after each round there would be a series of commercials. to
commercials centered around Northwest" s eating establishments. in a purple and white lycra suit stating the importance of
One commercial was Batman Dunkin" Dounuts
to fight off the forces
Cotter, talking about "I like
of evil. Another was Liza Minneli. played by Patricia
the similarities of steak and
steak: well done,"' Cotter said.
Following a brief intermission, the episode of "The Real Live Brady Bunch"" started. The episode the cast performed was "Her Sister"s Shadow" about middle child Jan"sjealousy of older child Marcia.
aspect of the show that audiences found funny
adults playing kids. This
also presented a challenge for the actors. "I
to a free steak
Since the night was real television,
was a challenge for me because was 29 and was playing a 6-year-old,"" "Another challenge, was not like Greg Brady and the whole joke of the show
â€”continued Entertainment 99
THE REAL LIVE BRADY BUNCH was
adults playing kids."
Another challenge for the actors was getting everything perfected, since most of the audience members were Brady fans. According to Carrie Aizley. who played Jan Brady, the
watched Brady episodes to get the show in perfect form. "It was very specific work, we had to get things down pat," Aizley
audience were die hard fans and they knew when we goofed, they knew when it was not on over and over target. We sat and watched the episode that we were doing and watched them
on video and studied each individual."
Audience members thought that the cast was terrific and very precise. she acted "It was hilarious," Jennifer Knight said. "Jan was my favorite character because show." Another highlight of the show were the clothes of the "70s on parade. Tosney did not
just like the Jan in the (television)
in his clothes, but
helped him build his character.
pox on humanity," Tosney
forced to wear corduroy or polyester, but
"Nobody should have been was so hippy he was
play a Greg that
It helped you get in the mood, but it was awful." Following the show, the cast sang different songs such as "Keep on Movin" and "Sunshine Day." During that time the cast played on how the actors of the television show liked each
other off the show.
During one of the songs, Greg was dancing suggestively with Marcia then Carol cut in and started dancing with Greg in the same manner. According to Tosney the cast took their ideas from Barry Williams book "Growing Up Brady" in which the actor wrote about his life as a child star on the set of a hit television series.
Florence Henderson (the Brady
He discussed such
things as his relationships with
and Robert Reed's (the Brady dad) alcoholism.
of ideas from Williams book," Tosney said.
played out those ideas
throughout the show."
Daniel Breeze said.
Marcia Brady, played by
the final scene of
"The Real Live Brady Bunch."
The show was an off-Broadway production on a
After the final curtain
of a lovely lady,
played by Patricia
of the audience were impressed by every aspect of the show.
was explosive, it was wonderful, it was great." Tosney thought that doing the show live was what made it such a huge success. "The show became almost twisted and strange," Tosney said. "We were actually doing the lines of the show and actually doing the episode as it was written because it was live and everybody knew the characters there was some sort of transformation that took place. The whole atmosphere from the beginning of the show when it opened to the end was like a Jjuge "I
left the theater
bringing up three very lovely girls
By Amanda McManigal
100 The Real
Photo by Jon Britton.
\Iariiu Brad>. pla>t'd In Antoinette Spolar, speaks to Alice about
w hether or not
to f;ive pointers to
pla>ed b\ Carrie B. Ai/le>. about
Broadway shows. Photo bv Russ
Dr. Roger Corley spank my fanny"
pom pom played
"Quick Chris, come hither and "The Real Live Game Show." Four
members of the audience were picked to participate in the game show and win prizes. Photo by Jon Britton.
CITY OF Murder and mayhem rages
ANGELS musical set Taking the audience on a sounds of the
lane to black and white
40s. the musical "City of Angels," depicted sex and love
both the movies
The plot of "City of Angels" was split into two different casts, the movie cast, whose set and clothing was all in black and white and the Hollywood cast, whose .set was color. Stine, the main character of the Hollywood cast, was attempting to turn one of his books into a screenplay. Much to Stine's dismay, the director. Buddy Fidler, did not like any of his scenes and he ended up rewriting them.
was writing involved a detective named Stone, who accepted
of finding the young and beautiful Mallory Kingsley for her equally beautiful step-mother,
Alaura Kingsley. What Stone did not know was that Mallory was not missing but Alaura had contrived a plan to
her husband Luther to inherit his money.
Stone's search was cut short
him. Right in
when Mallory showed up at his apartment attempting to seduce man burst into the room and took a picture of them
into her trap, a
bed together, which ended up just being part of a plan
Both Stine and Stone were having pursue her writing interests
was caught up in his pictures was killed.
troubles. Stine loved his wife,
York, but also liked having a mistress on the side. Stone
Stone after the one
man that could get
and employment problems. Stone was angry
principles as a writer so that Fidler
was giving up
get his way.
Stone was Susan Ebke's favorite character because he was a typical '40s man. "Stone, he was hilarious, he was your typical
To go along with
"City of Angels"
paced two-part plot, the music kept the plot rolling. Songs such as "Double Talk." "The Tennis Song" and "Everybody Gotta Be Somewhere" kept the tempo
favorite part of the play
winning musical directed by Joe
really brought the
Leonardo. The musical was
Another tradition of the '40s in "City of Angels" was a four piece singing group, called Angel City 4 which cleared up some of the confusing portions of the plot. "I had never heard or seen the show before, but after just seeing the first half I'm gonna go out and get the
going as well as told part of the
further complicate the plot, Stine and Stone attempted to help each other out with their
Stringer said. "I loved the music.
was just mances and the
an incredible sound."
The Tony award-winning musical went on
and had a two week
Kansas City, Mo., and one-nighters on college campuses throughout the country.
Maryville Free Press.
courtesy "City of
By Fay Dahlquist
102 City of Angels
The leader of Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd, Frank Tiberi, plays an introductory number to the audience. Tibieri's work kept the Big Band sound of Woody Herman, alive.
Photo by Chris Tucker.
Tim DeBoom and Tony Wood
saxophones during the Northwest Jazz Festival concert. Performance of "Mexicali Nose" and "Mean
Me" won the band a standing ova-
Photo by Chris Tucker.
Northwest Jazz Band members perform during the Jazz Festival. The
band opened for Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd. Photo by
104 Jazz Festival
Brass sound of professional
FESTIVAL band impresses students A festival of big band ja/z sound with iriimpcts blaring and drumbeats pounding came to Mary Linn Performing Arts Cenler w hen the Northwest Ja// Band and Woody Herman ami the Young Thundering Herd tooi\ the stage on Saturday. Feb. The Northwest Jazz Band opened for the Woody Herman Band with songs lii<e "My Romance" and "Greasy .Sack Blues." Encore performances such as Woody Herman and the Young Thundering Herd provided .'i.
students the chance for a culttual advancement.
"Encore performances were
John Ent/i. director of the Northwest Jazz Band. because
Woody Herman made
and benefitted many students culturally."
a great opportunity
impact on a
Entzi prepared his ja/z band for the
w ished of
and the Young Thundering Herd
performance by ha\ ing his students listen to a \ariety of Herman's musical pieces. "During the fall semester, 1 played Woody Herman pieces to my Jazz Ensemble class, so they would appreciate him more in person." Entzi said.
Members of the audience enjoyed the opportunity to listen to the Northwest Jazz Band along with Woody Herman and the Young Thundering Herd. Carol Cronin seldom had the chance to hear a
performance from the Northwest Jazz Band because she was a graduate assistant and
spent the majority of her time preparing and teaching classes. "It
had ever heard from them." Cronin
said. "1 did not get to hear
was always teaching." Sheena Grenier, a music education major, enjoyed the jazz musical festival because she could relate to the emotions the bands were trying to produce. "It was great." Grenier said. "My favorite part was when Darcie Ashley performed "My Romance.'
just kind of put
Although hearing members of a jazz band from Northwest had its plusses. Woody Herman and the Young Thundering Herd produced a performance the audience was pleased with.
However, a pert ormance of jazz bands w as not all
the Jazz Festiv al
w as about. Nineteen high
Four of the 19 bands went home with 1st place wins: school bands competed Melcher-Dallas High School. Maryville Jazz II. Paseo Academy and Shawnee Mission East. Woody Herman and the Thundermg Herd helped out the high school bands with clinics and at the festival.
the concert as an
example of how a professional jazz band sounds.
Brian Watts, bass guitarist of the Northwest Jazz Band, enjoyed the pert'ormance of the professional jazz band, but believed there should be nK)re opportunities to listen to jazz
Brassy sounds and blues ended the evening with applause as
Thundering Herd took
Woody Herman and the Young
By Sara Meyers
106 Michael Medved
Famous author and vvitii
Public Broadcasting System film critic Michael
HoliywDod played in people's lives. upon the book '"Hollywood vs. America"
took the stage
caused an uproar
in the film industry. "1
belie\ed that a great
many Americans were
Hollywood was doing," Medved
not pleased uiih the type ol vM)rk that
also said that the biggest issue with the
mo\ies was caused by popular culture
people's lives. "1
u ilh mm ies and lele\ ision was not too much was not too much toul language and was not biggest problem was simply too much popular culture in our lives
to beliexc that the biggest issue
was not too much
much neohlism. 'Ihe altogether," Medved said. Med\ed spoke of three basic too
Hollywood promoted. The
for the negative aspects of
for the positi\e aspects."
Medved also spoke ofthe
idea of people in
America's in the
was part of the
hat ihey did. they only
disagreed with. ised
his lecture by
television and there
more hostile aggressi\e altitudes and behaviors m real life. " Med\ed said. The final aspect Medved spokeof was the idea that if one did not like the message they saw on the tele\ ision then simply turn it off. He did not believe in the Hollywood philosophy. "In this culture you could run but you could not hide and it was very easy to say. okay," " Med\ed said. "If you did not like it. turn it off but was not easy to do that,
Ihc issues of
showed a direct correlation betw een prolonged exposure to telev
Hollywood thinking they did not shape .America;
they just reflected the actions of Americans, which ".Surveys
audiences, they just entertained them.
"Hollywood did not want wanted
.Americans spent too
were more important aspects
much time watching
students agreed with Medved's message while others did not share his views. thought he was very interesting, " Susan Snyder said. "Even though he was broad on his
speaking approach, his viewpoints were
also agreed with the points that he
made." Dr. Richard Frucht thought
presented a lecture that
"Michael Medved presented an interesting lecture because relationship between the
media and violence or other
"What he presented were
addressed a timely issue ofthe
Ameincan society today,"
ideas and opinions that the audience could discuss and
Culture of consider." Quality Program.
Photo by Jack Vaught.
with a controversial message,
on how Hollywood affected
took the stage with a lecture
By Ruby Oittmer
member Kurt Dossche, from Belgium, helps himself Larry and Joan Apple, a host family for Up
With People, invited
members for a home-cooked meal Tony Miceli.
the night before the performance. Photo by
The cast of Up With People consists of 1 10 members from 22 countries. J. Blankton Belk, who started Up With People
wanted young people to use music with Photo by Jack Vaughl.
108 Up With People
from other countries
cultures With a
energy the cast of
peil'ormance of "World
exploded diHd the stage u
The cast originated from 22 different countries and were approximately 00 persons strong. They were betw een the ages of 7 and 26 and had applied after they attended a previous show. Applications were available after the performance at Northwest as well. The performance was presented as a live satellite broadcast w ith the \iev\ ers playing the side 1
e studio audience.
Members had only
weeks to prepare themselves for every aspect of their year-long
"We all changed roles, so we had to learn all to the
music and dance routines." Marianna Landros
long hours often from six
aspects of the tour from the selling of souvenirs, said. "It
nine at night."
Cast members also had luggage requirements.
"We could take only one bag with us during the tour." Landros said. "It could weigh up to maximum of 40 pounds." Up With People presented educational messages through song and dance. Themes such as
staying in school and the foundation of the family were presented. Protecting the earth, helping the refugees in the Balkan States, helping the homeless and
AIDs were themes also introduced into the performance. The audience got into the act when cast members brt)ught some of the crowd on stage to learn a dance routine. One audience member who appeared on stage was Kristin Schmaljohn. "The show was incredible, it was really good." Schmaljohn said. "I just liked seeing the
different outfits (from other countries)
Without host families.
and what they wore."
People would not have been possible.
Mark and (ieneral goals of
are to promote cultural aware-
three cast ""It
Pat Kinman, Northwest alumni and members.
community action. Their
Northwest began the one-year
what we had here." and the United "It
cultures by traveling through Europe
the kids liked
watching the people they knew up there." Pat
During one number, the performers went into the audience and brought
their host families'
children up on stage.
"The highlight of the show was when the cast brought the kids from Maryville up on the whole theme about the keepers of the universe and protecting the earth," Angela Moss said. stage and did the
a burst of energy that lasted throughout the
brought culture and
Photo by Jack
and Caitlin. hosted
was wondertul to have been a host fanuly." Pat said. "The kids learned a lot. we had a good time. They shared w ith us what they knew and their experiences and learned about
Members of Up With People to
their children, Christopher
show, the cast members of
a lasting impression upon the audience of
Up With People
By Ruby Dittmer
Brian Noonan performs a skit on the high cost of souvenirs. This was the 10th year "Forbidden Broadway" had been entertaining crowds. Photo by Jack Vaught. is better, the movie or the musical production of "West Side Story." "Forbidden Broadway" performed for a sell-out crowd. Photo by Jack Vaught.
Chita and Rita argue which
The cliche "practice makes perfect" fit u ell 11"
Fcirhicklen Rroadv> a\
when it appeared at Northwest. procure a humorous viewpoint of all \ iable aspects
lUth year of ()l'f-Bri)ad\va\ production
"Forbidden Broadway" found a \\ a\ to Broadway production from the actor himself
to the decisions
of the songwriter.
more contemporary plays like members of "Forbidden Broadway" borrowed the tunes from famous
The cast poked fun
"Annie." The cast
at the classics
musicals and mockeil the characters and reproductions of the performances.
Noonan had played Gus and Cirowltiger m the Broadway priiduction anti was the youngest artist ever to create the
"Cats" before joinins: "Forbidden Broadway" role in the "Cats" production. In
the intoxicated actor playing
problem and how "1
wonder w hat
"Forbidden Broadway," he acted out his impersonation of
m "Camelot" with a song about the actor's drinking
"Oh wonder how I
"Forbidden Broadway" also took the opportunity to play off the humor of the Broadway in the irony the actors were animals instead of humans.
Because several of the parodies made during the production of "Forbidden Broadway" having a knowledge of the history of
dealt with the finer details of theater performances,
Broadwas musicals helped audience members understand the "1 thought it was very funny, even though had not seen all 1
Shana Mahoney and Jof
explain the theme of "Forbidden
Broadway." The performance took popular Broad-
way musicals and added comedy
them. Photo by
the ones they did
and did not
easier to find the performance
knew about the majority of the musicals "It was really funny." Guenthner said. songs
the actors "I
humourous because she
of the musicals and
they did the
member .Shana Mahoney, who had previous roles in "Camelot" and in "The Phantom came out onto the stage dressed as "Evita" singing a tune about Barbara
of the Opera."
.Streisand being picked for the television reproduction of the a
the tune "Don't
Broadway show. She performed
Argentina." showing her disdain for the casting
"Don't cry for
Barbara Streisand." Mahoney sang. "The truth
Mike Howland found this to be his favorite pail of the show. "1 loved Broadway musicals, the parodies were perfect." Howland Streisand bit was hilarious." The
ne\er liked you."
cost of souvenirs did not escape the wrath of laughter the cast caused.
$60 to come see the show," Joe Paperella sang. "It cost 60 more to leave." "Forbidden Broadway" mocked the great white way of theater districts and made a
production the audience loved.
By Sara Meyers
Michelle Neuerburg and Kip Mathews, members of Northwest Celebration, perform for guests at the annual Yultide Feaste. The Feaste had been a holiday production of Celebration for 20 years. Photo by Laura Riedel.
Northwest Celebration members contribute to the production of "West Side Story," with 25 to 50 percent of the
group participating tion.
in the play.
Along with the produc-
Celebration held a tour and their annual Yuletide
Photo by Jack Vaught.
of Northwest Celebration sing "Go Now My Love" during the tradional Yuletide Feaste. The dinner and entertainment were made possible by the First
efforts of several
groups on campus. Photo bv Laura
112 Northwest Celebration
NORTHWEST Celebrating with
CELEBRATION Christmas merriment Norlhwest Celebration, a group of singers with a classy
style, entertained its
through a successful year.
sound of trumpets and
a toast w'nh Wassail, a hot apple-cider, the 2()th annual
underw ay. The Feaste was a holiday event sponsored by Celebration,
a choir in which students auditioned to be a part of. ""It was a big honor to be chosen out of 100 \o 200 people who auditioned, that made up a group of 26." Kip Mathew said. ""It was a big honor, it opened up a lot of doors tor
Members performed two
concerts and went on a nationwide lour and
Mo. Members ol Celebration ""West Side Story." was a musical love story of also participated in "'West Side Story Tony and Maria and the moralistic tale of rival gangs whodisco\ ered fighting w as wrong. performed
Music Educators con\ention
members of Celebration participated in the production of "West Side Story"," and Mark Petit had lead roles in the musical. 'West Side
said. ""Francie Miller
the first true University performance, in the sense that
areas of Norlhw est.
theater department and music department
w orked on
also included the public relations department for publicity."
their biggest event
"Normally we practiced three hours a week." Mathew said. ""During preparations for the Feaste we put anywhere from two to three nights a week, spending several hours at a time."
Guests were led into the J.W. Jones Student Llnion Ball the Renaissance Era and gathered around a table, with a
to sing. Later, dinner
by Lords and Ladies of
bowl of Wassail as the Madraliers
was served and guests were entertained by
several small groups singing Christmas carols. After dinner, the
Wench, played by Carol "You've Lost that
Patton. and the Hag, played by Jennifer Brandt, spontaneously sang
an unsuspecting male
of the audience joined
Weymuth. choirmaster of the Feaste, said teamwork was the key to putting
together such an event. a pleasure to
team work," Weymuth
Some members Mannasmith was
for a University, things like this could not ""It
a total University production
of the audience were overwhelmed by the Feaste. Vanessa
in tears after the
was beautiful," Mannasmith said. "The music had not It was really wonderful. was great. It reminded me a lot how missed it." realized much had been to the Feaste for a couple of years and "I really
enjoyed the Yuietide Feaste,
of past Christmases. I
Productions like ""West Side Story" and the "Yuietide Feaste" were just a few of the
Celebration broueht to the campus.
_ _ _. By Ruby Dittmer .
114 Academics Division
As the year began, Academics seemed anything but routine
Culbertson, vice president of Academic Affairs resigned
VanDyke took over as There was about as
and Dr. Patt
waited for the
about whether or not President Dean
Hubbard would move to Arizona and start
Students worried about paying for school were happy with adjustments
the financial aid
Random students were
through a new freshman
program that clustered classes IN general
education requirements proving
there were always
ADEMICS 4* John Bankson works on a graphics project in the new Garrett Strong chemistry lab. The lab, which opened in the fall, gave students access to updated personal computing resources. Photo by Chris Tucker.
ROLES By Tami Dodson Whether around
tallying or setting a
a class, sitting
time to get together
for sporting activities after classes, students
other than in class to talk or we met to play soccer or racquetball."
Some advisers treated their advisees as equals,
as well as students.
advisers played important roles throughout col-
Advisers were there for students
was needed. They helped decide what classes should be taken when and sometimes which professors to take. Some students went to see their advisers at least
saw them when
once a week, others only
to register for the
Dana Auriemma thought she and her adviser. Dr. Chris Schneider, had a good relationship. When it was time for registering for classes or if Auriemma had a problem, she knew Schneider would be there for her. "I did not go to see her very often." Auriemma said. "But when we saw each other we got along Having more than one ad-
mid-semester was also to switch ad-
be the link between students and
"While the students were
school they could
meet these requirements and not have to go to the administration
and complain about not
graduating because the
than putting a
Oludaja spoke of his
signature on a
piece of paper,
as well," Bayo
116 Students and Advisers
helpful for both he
Stephenson receives advice
Oludaja said. "The adviser role
was more than
putting a signa-
on a piece of paper,
dents as people as well."
role the adviser played direct affect
Bayo Oludaja. Stephenson and
Whether students and their advisers saw each other on a daily or a semester basis, the
had Bayo Oludaja as both
him about once
also getting to
an adviser and teacher," Stephenson said. "Plus. I went
tionship with Stephenson as
visers about every other day.
semester and year to year," Oludaja said.
Michael Stephenson and
"An adviser needed to make sure the student knew what was required of them from semester
was in." Jennifer Mott said. "I was being bounced between two advisers and went to see someone who was not my main adviser whenever had to see
quirements were not met."
visers a lot in the department
Oludaja thought one of the main duties of an
hard for students.
was needed," Oludaja
"The adviser role
helped to promote good relationships be-
or having to switch advis-
for a student to
"Advisers should be there to help students dealing with
and other aspects of a student's
tween advisers and
their adviser cared about both
spent time together outside the classroom.
Photo by Chris Tucker.
Corben Baik-r converses with
W in^ru'ld and Davis concert.
Fred I.amer, before
I.amer in>ited his fresh-
for horsd'oeuvre before
mance. Photo bv Tonv Miceli.
Fred Lanier's freshman seminar class socialize at his home. Getting know students outside the classroom was important to many advisers. Photo by Tony Miceli. to
Former Vice President of Academic
Robert Culbertson, gives his last goodbyes to Katheryn Murphy after his resignation in June. Culbertson took the position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Photo by
TO VICE PRESIDENT
CHANGES By Karissa Boney As students bcsjan the year, it seemed like the same old routine, but aeadeniies had taken on another outlook with personnel ehanges
Allairs to be-
the LIni\ ersity of Wisconsin-
He was proud
have been a part of
the growth Northwest had faced. "The faculty felt ownership in this University
history of the
dents felt more ownership in Northw est than at any time in its history. The faculty and students brought this about and w as proud to ha\ e been I
that held the
door open for
problems. to take ideas
and impro\emein. a strong
specting the student as a cus-
tomer and the notion of under-
While Culbertson gave wells. Dr. Patt
preparing for a
and improNe data flow Photo by
changing some things, we were keeping and trying to
improve data How... and imiMinmg flow of work
VanDyke was in
also busy preparing for a re-
from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Hducation ami working on the
freshman general education
ceived satisfaction from seeing
more now than at any in
gether and be so excited, that top experience,
the last eight or 10
years had compared to working with that pilot."
was assured and
trying to upgrade
fice as interim vice president
faced challenges. .She
employee. VanDyke and her new
VanDyke was move into of-
faced a brand new oftice with only one veteran
the original one
Uni\ersity of Wisconsin.
notion of continuance of qual-
as only gi\'en a two-day orientation instead ot
we)uld specifically take the
system to cut down paper
this interim position I
manage things well since knew the work that was going on here," VanDyke said. Although she was familiar with some office
an Dyke takes ON IT academic
for approval." she said.
mini strati ve
Aschancelior.Culbertson's duties were similar to those of the president at Northwest. He
ahead, including existing ad-
elopment Center had also acted
could step forward mio
Dr. Robeil ("ulbertson resigned in June
as assistant vice president ot .Academic .Atlairs.
as vice president for
ol the ralenl
While VanDyke served as committee was looking for a permanent interim, a search
replacement by April
plying for the position but was
professor of English and more
not sure what the future held
recently founder and director
VanDyke who had been
IMPLEMENTED By Tami Dodson Northwest changed installment plans From three
allow students to pay their
tuition in smaller,
more convenient increments.
Jeanette Whited, treasurer, explained
they implemented the revised installment plan.
thought having four installments would with family budgeting." Whited said.
extra time to pay. or they thought there were
who signed up for the was automatically put into the plan. The only exceptions were students who had made special arrangements and needed As
years past, anyone
charges of two-thirds percent interest per month
more time to pay their bills. Whited was excited about how much easier this plan was for students and their families to pay their tuition bills on time and was happy the
were charged for not paying the balance
plan would be the one used from
fourths instead of thirds. Finance
Students were always encouraged
their bills as
soon as possible.
did not have the finance charge
attached to their
Jane Smith of the cashiering department to
"Unless there was a need to change,
we planned to continue to use it for the students." Even though James Aldrich had problems sity
should continue to use
budget their money and helped
got paid monthly to
said. "Financial aid
applied to the students" out to the
with the remaining bal-
OfTice for his
of each month."
Students seemed to respond
favorably to the
ment. The new
cording to Whited.
pay their I'niversity
same process as before and there was more work for us, but the advantages
Photo hy Laura Riedel.
efforts put into the
allowed for more
caused more paperwork lor the
administration. Smith said the
was more convenient
also allowed for smaller
Although the new plan
was mt)re convenient
then they should use
Smith said nn)st students ei-
the for students to
the bill," Aldrich said. "I liked
"There had been no complaints,"
ance divided into fourths to be
"They should keep because
be able to pay their bills,"
Aldrich was not
students and their families to
makes a check
be on the plan, but problems with
applying for financial aid forced him to
with the installment plan, he thought the Univer-
spoke of how the plan was easier for students
"Definitely the plan would be used next year,"
The only differences were
having one more installment
extra chance given to
students to pay their tuition
made the new installment plan work for everyone.
EXPERIENCE By Sherri McCorkindale Their palms became sweaty, butterflies danced in their stomachs and thoughts of screaming kids
minds. What was this was student teaching.
For many education majors the idea of student teaching was frightening. What if they could not solve every problem'.' What if they did something
the kid threatened to
students about to
"One of the major differences was the teachers
needed some science supplies for my would check them out at I
I was through," Pryor said. While Horace Mann students had more privileges than regular schools, Pryor found the chil-
student teaching to be helpful,
Kim Janky completed
dren to be well-disciplined.
"There were no major problems with dfsci-
School and found experiences
the elementary school located in
made me feel room," Janky
like a real teacher
interaction with kids during her
student teaching in
pare for student
concentrate on the quality of
evaluated on set dates.
was more nervous Brown Hall, because my structors could
teacher in control of
helps students at
Hall to other schools.
122 Student Teaching
Elementry School. Janky
times, student teach-
ing was an experience that no
in public schools
education major would forget.
Despite the differences from teaching in Horace
teaching in other schools, stu-
Kristin Pryor discovered dif-
practicum, while student teachers in other schools were
anytime during their
anytime," Janky said.
"There was more busy work and demands to follow during my practicum at Brown," Janky said. "At the St. Joe school, there was more time to
Horace Mann, students were evaluated by their instructors
Janky found she had more
prepare for student
teaching, but teaching in St. Joe
Another difference was the evaluation by teachers in their schools. At
ner-city," Pryor said.
Hall, provided students the opportunity to teach
classes before student teach-
Horace Mann, but I suspected there
discipline problems in larger schools in the in-
Hall enhanced her teaching abilities. Horace
Northwest" s science department and return them
embark on their first adventure
student teaching in
despite the fears they experienced before taking
Horace Mann kids got
Horace Mann also had access from different departments.
in student teaching.
the field trips that the
had a larger budget to work with," Pryor said. "Most schools never had enough money to go on
made her more
Photo by Tony Miceli.
Gower High School improve their budniinton skills. Student teaching was one of the final requirements for education majors. Photo by Tony Miceli.
Scott Kerns shows students at
124 Free Services
,v By Kim Todd
Man_\ people assuMied college was simply a place to study and pany w
was more than
ever. Northwest tures
services the University
amount of free
quickly became utilized.
approximately 166 students applied for
"Students have really responded to
One such service, w hich was designed to help
"In fact, anyone
time to talk
had one student say "You saved my academic career" with the term paper research ser-
The pressures of campus
they turned to the services of-
job," Jim Nelson said.
Career Day was
that if the
great, they too ^ students as a free /^ f
was good to stress became
to talk to
could advise them."
Owens Paper other free
Sara Uphoff said
a 9 to 5
grades, while juggling a social
representative at ing than holding
Photo by Sheila
was provided by the
labor intensive, but the payback was worth it." Sara Uphoff believed the
made available to students made life easier in a place that was a home away from home. "It
was nice to know,
University services let
you know they
made it a much more
friendly place to be."
about the students and their welfare
about the students and their welfare.
Plus was an-
said. ""For the librarians,
free services the University
fered by the Counseling Cen-
over the subject. Stu-
said. "In addition,
often surprised students and
and student then
this free service."
we helped skills. Plus, we
might offer future employ-
dents found this service saved them valuable
tried to introduce the students to businesses that
application then a librarian researched then-
at the center.
with resume's and interviewing
"At Career Services, we provided a variety of information on graduate programs throughout the country,"
Timko said the process to gain assistance with research was simple. A student filled out an
Jeannine Gaa, director of Career Services, believed students could not help but be impressed by both the literature and guidance they
Phyllis Scott, a
could take advantage of
was Career Place-
service that the library provided,"
.students locate future jobs,
Georgene Tiniko, director of the
this service in the fall
a\ ailable to them.
a place of lec-
Students were often surprised and pleased by the
Owens Library and beginning in the spring
The University was primarily a
place of higher learning,
and with the numerous free services offered, dealing with stress
and term papers became
easier for those
vantage of the
126 Alumni Professors
ALUMNI By Shelley Stangle At
glance, the raniiliarcaiiipus looked the
since the> went to school at Northwest.
same, the only difference was ihey were not
"The students were more consersative than
teaching in the same institution where they had studied.
and the faculty focused on teaching."
graduated, received teaching degrees and. for
They found themsehes
they were '"There
Ed Farquhar. professor of chemistry and
recalled the procrastination,"
Coming back to his alma mater was a decision he made because of the area. '"I came back largely because 1 had had so many good experi"It
stood the extracurricular activities students had
of the country
Having attended for
Photo hv Russ
effort into their
14 years after
Richard Flanagan said. ""I put more into my teaching and worked harder because it was my alma a
Some professors noticed that student activities had changed
the student. They were
same kind of people and came Ryan areas. how school knew the said. "I and groups worked and underfrom the same
about such things. However,
wondered if sometimes would have benefitted from having taught at another I
kind of people
Although the first few years were sometimes unusual for the professors,
ing here and things had
because they under-
easier to display pride and
Having once attended
access to and had to deal with
tried to get stuff
1984 and her
tages and disadvantages for professors
"Especially around the end of the semester,
Then I went to grad school and the closer came to my Ph.D the more thought about teaching in
was home to me." Farquhar
from Northwest," Farquhar said. ""Initially, I was going to teach mathematics in high schtxil.
something they had also done.
ences as an undergraduate and
coming back to teach was the farthest thing from his mind until he attended graduate school. ""1 graduated had a variety of plans when
reminded of their college days when students did
physics, graduated from Northwest in 1958 and
attended." Brenda Ryan said. more emphasis on job preparation. There was more focus on the indi\idual. The school w as still as friendly, student-oriented
students anymore, but professors.
and came from the
be familiar with the campus
their surroundings. They
to relate easier with
and were more
dedicated than they might have
NEW IMAGE By Cody Walker we
Northwest stepped into the bright hghts and part of
new image campaign
to recruit stu-
The radio was
Dave Gieseke, tion, said.
news and informa-
had done for years.
and Jefferson City, Mo. "The radio spots were basically on a lot of rock and young country stations, in which the age group of listeners were between 14-years-old
We tried to develop an image
for Northwest." final years
of high school, the mailbox was bombarded with
2U0 mailings from various
and 20-years-old,'" Gieseke Advertisements
to be a
to the recruitment of students
recognized." Michael Walsh, director of enroll-
993, began airing in
in the ad,""
said. "It hit
jor recruiting areas; St. Joseph,
Mo.. Kansas City. Mo., and
in the state
only seniors also juniors,
high .school, but
freshmen. The second market
was directed toward friends, relatives nity people.
and not as numbers,"
128 Image Campaign
Videos focused on the elec-
campus and various
aspects were covered during the
the Northwest advertising project tape an
"We raised interest in Northwest and gave a personal
wanted the students
portant thing; honest.""
J.W. Jones Student Union.
The campaign included television
radio spots, ads
and get enrolled. The most im-
cus mainly on the students and
Walsh believed important
"There were two markets
classes were taught by regular
which we targeted," Gieseke
faculty and not graduate assis-
volved the usage of television
electronic campus, student ac-
high school students could late. In
994 and focused on four basic
a specific audience, and the
The campaign, which was in
have a Northwest student
was a freshman or sophomore from
know about us, that we were located in state and that we treated people personally and not as
high school newspapers
and some junior colleges also proved beneficial
same areas as in Des
Moines, Iowa, and future plans included Lin-
We did what businesses
Often when a student reached the
component, as the
were also aired
the commercials, but
"Many were doing a lot of activities to
get students interested.
advertisements were aired
"Universities fought harder for students,"
placed the commercials next to mainly teen-
age television programs such as 'Martin" and 'Beverly Hills 90210"."
action of prime time television during 1993 as
newspapers and informative videos.
by Jack Vaught.
The canipuign Jones Studenl
iri'ÂŤ tapes a I
in the .].\\.
he creÂŤ also lllnied at the
Administration Building. I'hoto h> .lack \ aught.
Person interviews Leslie Hagan. The commerin the fall. Photo by Jack Vaught.
By Laura Riedel Every student had experienced voices that never tjLiit, less activity
These were not symptoms throughout the semester.
did not have time to do
case." Litte said.
the project correctly. tried to
both did because there were too
just easier to
high school. Meyer said
MeytT puts studying
that a test
coming up like they did in high school, which made it easier to These three had different
on the phone.
ways of procrastinating. Meyer admitted to talking on the
phone when she should have been studying while her roommate, Taggart tended to paint
which made procrastination easy.
"Sometimes an ungraded batch of papers lingered on your mind and caused you to wake-up unduly in the rather morning and grade them,"
Litte admitted that
floor than grade
those papers and usually ended up
thing he wanted to even
got sick of
grading papers," Litte said.
times, grading papers
floor than grade those papers
and usually ended up wandering through the house looking
for something to distract me."
Students had a
lot to learn in
her fingernails. Finnegan said she did a variety of things to
distract me," Dr.
avoid studying. She cleaned people she would normally not
were also prone to this affliction. sometimes put off grading papers but he
her room, wrote letters to
put things off.
longer and talks
college the instructors did not
never forgot about them.
All three said the atmosphere
off. but that
things to do in the dorms,"
Procrastination did not only strike students.
friends, Jane Taggart and Rosemary Meyer, said
upper level English
pers through stages which forced
of a procrastinator.
Finegan was not alone, however.
taught English composias
Litte said he started his students
visiting her friends, said she
"Sometimes students worked well underpressure and pulled
Dr. Bruce Litte,
Sometimes, a student would put off a project for so long that when they finally .started on it, they Celest Finegan,
to being a procrastinator. but
tion classes as well
This disease did not affect students physically,
wiirked better under stress.
said her instructors could not
of a mental disorder
but something that struck
to quiet worry.
and insomnia due
Procrasination affected students differently.
preoccupation with mind-
they tackled, but found waiting easier in the long run.
Jim Sharp, groundsman, is greeted in the morning by a long trail of toilet paper. Grounds workers were up cleaning at 7 a.m. while many students were still sleeping. Photo by Chris Tucker.
A Kawasaki Mule is used to haul around plastic, aluminum cans and bottles that are picked up in the morning. Since Northwest's recycling
grounds workers used these hicles to haul als.
Photo by Chris Tucker.
At Phillips Hall, Rocky Kowitz and Jim Sharp collect assorted trash. According
improvements made to Phillips, the hall was known as the messiest of the high rises, an honor now held by Dieterich Hall. Photo by Chris Tucker.
and Sharp, prior
132 Money Spent on Grounds
GROUNDS By Tami Dodson Purchasing t'lo\<.ers, mi)\A,ini: the lawns. upkeeping machinery and doling out salaries for the
ironniental Ser\ ice
Hubbard, the Board of Regents and myself
wasdecidedthrough months of planning, paper-
budget. The budget was decided
work and figures. Warren Gose. \ice president
because the\ had to have
The money listed
under the heading Operation and Mainte-
nance of Plant.
was then broken down
categories: general physical and fuel and ties.
The total amount budget was $3,820,046. The
They had one tors
employees was figured into the Operation and
About cent came from the state.
the In the
Linn parkin}> lot.
The money came from federal
People also donated
money way the campus looked and
job of ktepin;;
the grounds in
knew i'ood to
the wishes of the
several areas of
morning. Photo gone through with people makb> Chris ing their wants and wishes Tucker.
know n," Gose
hated to see so much money used on flowers that
could have gone towards acafor pur-
chase of new materials."
to be so
elaborate," Kristin Hill said.
thought the grounds
looked good, but they were also a bit overdone. "1
not think they
wisely. Kristin Hill
to help out.
would go meant developing a budgeting process that would
because they liked the
Deciding where money
Building looked." Hill said.
in fiont of the Administration
remaining coming from
make sure the
"1 liked the
budget from 6.S to
signed to help spend
Maintenance of Plant budget. the
Even though the budgeting process was de-
cost of repair-
Northwest received a bulk of
director and three associate direc-
working together with Gose
ing and purchasing machinery and salaries for
Environmental Services was
for this section of
be allotted for
General physical was comprised of
in late .kuie,
a final or close to final
of students w ho would be attending during upcoming school year. When the amount of students attending was determined, the Board of Regents could decide how much money was to
setting the budget used to maintain grounds.
Board of Regents."
Three percent was trimmed from the 1993
budget North\\esl used torgrounds. This budget
worked closely with en\ ironmenlal
cussed the budget. All finali/ations were done
knew the grounds needed good to make good
impressions on visitors, but
did not think they had to be so elaborate," Hill said.
Despite differences of opinions in spent,
students were able to
enjoy the scenery provided by
START By Michelle Ferguson A
tour-semester program was being tested to
help incoming freshmen.
helped freshmen get a head
on their college
education by relating classes. "'It
connected some of my classes together like
speech and composition." Cindy Mueller "It
helped out a
Program randomly fall
were asked and encouraged to
a voluntary basis, but
had the option
The Pilot Program coordinating committee was planning a similar program for fall 1994. Instructors liked the program because they could
from one another and because they got to faculty members in departments other
than their own.
was a lot of fun to visit with other faculty members from other departments," Pat Lucido, "It
chemistry instructor, said.
drop the program.
classmen," Mueller said.
freshmen from the
"The program gave me a chance
teachers which were usually taken by the upper-
of the goals for the program was to
idea for the program
for students to
research the student's background to determine
stick together so they might be able to learn
was a factor in the success of the student. Dr. VanDyke, interim vice president of Academic Affairs, found early in the semester that
students had already obtained college
from high school. The program was designed
help students take classes
relating to one another. Incor-
porating classes such as position
and speech was a
key point to the proposed success of the Pilot Program. This
was done so
the instructors of
each course could focus on lated subjects to
their education at
grammers thought it was a good idea, if students were in the same class they could learn more from one another. "It was a lot easier to meet people because they were in the same class,"
"The program gave me a good chance to have i>ood teachers
student's learning process.
"The program was a good idea," Chris
planned to continue with the
pated in the program benefitted