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MEMBERS OF THE Northwest family and
Joyce and Havey White international Plaza. This
was dedicated dunng Homecoming weekend. The 54
were raised according
U.N. protocol, with the help of
students and faculty
from Northwest. Each
had attended or were attending Northwest
walk was under
construction for five
months and was funded by donations from the Whites,
community members other alumni.
a symbol that
Northwest was part of a global
would be influenced by that
community. Photos by
1999 TOWER YEARBOOK VOLUME 78 northwest missouri state university 800 University Drive MARYVILLE mo, 64468 (660) 562-1528 ENROLLMENT: 6,294
TITLS PAOC 001
DESPITE THE DARKNESS,
shine brightly on the friends wall of the
Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza.
wall displayed names of who donated money to the
the time of five cities
zones. Photo by Jason Myers
A CAR SEARCHES
parking space at 10:50 a.m.
behind Valk Agricultural and Professional Science
The parking issue was a hot topic among commuters and residents
of the lack of
parking spaces. Photo by
e were not surprised to see everyone reacting differently to the events occurring
Most of the J.W.JONES union
and while residents
Hudson, Roberta and Perrin halls
campus dining establishments inconvenient, those living in the high rises could finally eat
without having to walk across campus.
The addition of
enrollment up to 6,294 and increased
RATIO OF FEMALES TO MALES, CaUSing challenge for residential coordinators
residence hall rooms.
merged from only housing one sex into coed
sparked extra complaints about parking. One hundred spaces in the commuter lot
behind the Valk Agricultural and Professional Science building were converted from
spaces to resident spaces, but
Clarence Green agreed to return
50 of the spaces back to commuters.
$250,000 donation from a Nashville couple
helped transform blueprints for an international plaza into a
The Joyce and Harvey White 'ronlinwH on
* continued from
and renovated Kissing Bridge were dedicated with special
ceremonies on Walkout Day,
only five months after ground was broken project.
rush to finish the project
on campus needed
Our problems and concerns were not
focused on Maryville. Kenneth Starr's investigation of President Bill Clinton led to possible
impeachment proceedings. While we
did not agree with Clinton's actions, satisfied
with his overall job performance.
college student from
who was beaten to death. It was was
believed that Shepard
targeted by his attackers
because he was gay.
We participated in the week without
bell ringings, vigils
and other programs
support for victims of hate crime.
everything? The answer was different
depending on the
perspective of the person.
were indeed unique
individuals, with diverse views created by our upbringings, morals and experiences. 004 Perspectivk
too were susceptible to hate
Violence by wearing special
lived in a small-midwestern
realized that even
THE OPENING OF
game consisted of getting the crowd pumped and ready to cheer on football
Before each game began, the cheerleaders ritually ran around the track with flags to exhibit Northwest pride Photo by Amy Roh the Bearcats
NUMEROUS AWARDS WERE awarded to the Phi Mus at the Bobbys, the Homecoming awards ceremony,
some of which Included overall parade supremacy and overall clown. The Phi Mus teamed up with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia for the Variety Show skit, and won The People's Choice award. Photo by Amy Roh
AS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES South Complex, old desks, closets nuttresses are piled up outside of ttie building The plans for South were to buikl toft apartments to give upperdassmen an attenutive to moving off campus Photo by Amy Roh in
hen we took a first look at the campus and tried to figure
out what was important,
we only saw the obvious aspects of the
groups on campus and wondered
what each believed in. that try
A closer look revealed
Greeks stepped away from tradition to
Greek week and
Rush. Physical changes to the
Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza and J.
W. Jones Union renovations were easy to see. The plaza showed
into the global picture
from Turkey, Mexico and Argentina helped
us celebrate the dedication on Walkout Day. Less evident was
how busy we were the week of Homecoming, since the activities were planned concurrently with a week of midterm exams. Entertainment offered to us on campus was undisguised because the events were fun and gave alternatives for a night out that did not
going to the bars. Encore events
taught us about magic with "Joseph and the
We eagerly anticipated what would happen FOOTBALL TEAM began
season ranked ninth in the nation,
giving us high hopes that the team
the postseason for the third consecutive year.
While new majors and minors were added to
our curriculum, we explored the
successes of alumni
fields of study.
What we saw
foreground was not as
important as what we discovered about ourselves
when we learned first
what once seemed obvious went beyond
THE PHI SIGMA Kappa Street. Spectators
way down Fourth
the foreground of the parade,
clowns and marching bands, rather than the people who worked hard prior to the event. Photo by Laura Prichard of floats,
While watching the Homecoming parade, Lynn Heying, Mandy Gundlach, Janet Johnson and Katie Ficenec discuss the weekend's events. Homecoming was a tradition since 1946. Different events Included the Variety Show, the parade. organizations building house decorations and the football
game. Photo by Jason Myers
smoothly with by Jason Hoke
"We had done community
Getting the campus ready for over 1,123 freshmen and even more returning and transfer students took hard
community and campus, but we
That began with the hiring of the
university administration, and
they went through an
intensive training program.
Residential Life Coordinator Betty said. "It began in early
to the faculty level. In
time for that."
We had staff workshops that
the individual hall directors sponsored
on page 013
Convocation by Kimberly Mansfield
August and lasted
for 10 days.
As Advantage 1998
was done in different levels,"
RAs were hired,
"(The idea) came from a
to build bridges
resident assistants in early spring.
professional conference in Milwaukee. Initially
service for five
students began to discover
was all about. Convocation, which was new to the Advantage Week schedule, allowed new students to meet with faculty and student leaders of the what college
University. Provost Tim Gilmour, Student Senate President Angel McAdams, Vice President of Student Affairs Kent Porterfield and President Dean Hubbard were among the leaders introduced to
Each gave a speech welcoming students to college life students.
a big part of
and telling of the opportunities that the
welcoming students, the
"There was a
presenters gave examples of the
successes of Northwest graduates.
successes of graduates," Kristy
taught them leadership,
"The program was
helpful to me."
listening skills, counseling skills
about confrontation and roommate
Convocation would become an annual event and hoped the
program would help students prioritize and leam to treat school
as a full-time job.
"Building Bridges" was a program that
"Every student can be successful at Northwest
RAs and some
forth the effort," Porterfield said. ^
At the end of the ceremony, a administrators participated in to bring
community and campus
010 Student Life
was given to each student them remember success
..^..â€ž^â€ž_ ^^ ^^^ OF THE MEMBERS
Northwest Jazz Ensemble perform at the Jazz Feast. jhe Jazz Feast was a time for freshmen to enjoy music and food.
Photo by Rhonda Rushton
FRESHMEN JEREMY HENDERSON and his dad. Mike, work to buikJ a k>tt tn his North
Complex room. Jeremy move in and adjust to
arrived earty to
Phofo by Sarah Phipps
THE RRST stages ol prepanng for Chad Oressen, Mike
Greiner and Gustavo Lazarte
packaged t>ooks into the University Conference Center took a tot ol It
preparation lor the University to get
for the arnval of students.
by Sarah Phipps
AT A DAY of cleaning at the Headstart Marisa Magai^a works on many Headstart vans. The resident assistants spent a day doing community service around Maryville as part ol tf>eir training. Pholo building.
cleaning one of the
by Jason Hoke
BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS resident assistant Jay Morrison, hall director Kristine Pfeffer
and RA Meena Ewing
stage possible situations they might encounter thoughout the year. In this situation Morrison
drinl<ing in his
room and hiding Pfeffer Photo by Amy Roh
TO LEND A
Dan Beyer and Jamie Gaston spend the day painting the Nodaway Humane Society building. This was just one of the projects that the new resident community Photo by Jason Hoke
assistants did to promote service.
AS PART OF Advantage Week, resident assistant trainee
The resident assistants used teamwork in order to get one group from one side of the rope to the other without touching the rope. Photo by Sarah Phipps activities.
Yean starrts smoothly with
extra S One
â€˘continuetlfrom page 010
of the faculty
of Maryville Citizens for
was quite pleased with
and returning students ready
in other areas.
to get their halls ready.
Dr, Bertice Berry
that the students
pack up books
Berry asked questions that made the questions to the audience, then allowed
the students to question her.
also entertained her audience with a
This was Beny's second performance Northwest.
wanted her to speak to the
school." Counseling Center Director Liz
"She was definitely worth
hearing again. She had a serious
message behind Berry's presentation. "It was exactly what I needed to hear." McFarland said. "I was glad she came."
Many of know what
the students to expect
walked out of the
college a good experience. Berry challenged the crowd to find experiences
see her again
other than drinking in college. She urged ttie
to attend cultural events
other events in college
new academic year began.
stood to applaud her.
"She was very insightful." Brad Smith "She turned bad things annind and saw them differently. I would probably
message, twi she was also funny."
off as a
Sarah McFarland appreciated the
sense of humor.
about 3,600 schedules.
students examine their lives. She posed
Berry was a motivational speaker who
would pick up. They
living," Berry .said.
into their halls, the preparations that took
Freshmen filed into Bearcat Arena not knowing what to expect from Dr. Bertice
With RAs ready, textbooks bagged and students
"We had areas that we had not used that we had
Five days before verification, they began to pack
people who usually worked on clean up and repair
that played an important part in getting
With the construction on campus, some of the
Textbook services was another area at Northwest
did a wonderful job."
would be considered
Buzz Sutherland and a pancake
"The hardest part was keeping
Jim Wand, speaker Dr. Bertice Berry, comedian
people busy. We had more people than work. They
in the halls
The freshmen attended events
Residence Hall Association worked with. "I
above and beyond."
together and did things that
was Dave McLaughlin. McLaughlin was
to get ready,"
if she came back." members confirmed what they
knew from Berry's previous visit. "She was a wonderful speaker." Wood said.
ON THE THIRD
Week, freshmen anended Berry's lecture.
Advantage Or. Baittoa
BenytaMwd about ft*
importance of staying m school. PTwft)
PNKPAMATIONS for SCMOOl. OI3
Athletic teams thrive
by Brad Brentlinger
sports fans across America, nothing
was the men's basketball team. We tried to catch at
more satisfying than attending a sporting event of their favorite team.
To the athletes
of those teams,
to see as
nothing was more satisfying than to look out into the stands
and see them
game, and in return, they
least a half of their
as they could."
turnout was a direct result of a team's play.
with fans cheering
The fans were often an overlooked part of sports,
our athletes to play sharp for
"When we played
but as long as they attended games, they would
headers, they could take as long as three hours, so
always be appreciated. Since he began attending
we tried to do as much as we could to keep the fans
Northwest, Troy Smith had been to football
A football fan his whole life. Smith made a
said. "I realized
the fans' presence
was well worth
spectators, while the fans appreciated the
athletes for giving
to cheer for.
Bobby Bearcat Fan Club
by Brad Brentlinger Northwest expanded into the community by starting the Bobby Bearcat Fan Club.
could not have
up and down the field, going all out for an game.
Northwest appreciated fan
support, whether it was standing room only or just
made it a point to go to every home game,
been easy for those football players to run
"Even though away games were harder attend,
in the stands cheering us on."
in victory, then
became members, they received a Bobby Bearcat bumper stickers, a patch, Bobby Bearcat trading cards, and an autographed Bobby Bearcat certificate. The program was designed for children ages and younger, and there was no cost to join. Every month, the members with birthdays in that month had their name put into a hat. The winners of the drawings had the children
Basketball player Becky Wheeler
option on their birthday to either tour the Northwest athletic facilities
appreciated athletes from other sports
Bearcat, or have
Bobby himself go
birthday with cake and balloons.
This program was started as
team was great about
Yates, the Northwest cheerleading coach. Athletic Promoter Matt
coming out to support us," Wheeler said.
in the fall
continued. Cheerleader Jacob DiPietre suggested the idea to John
Marketing Ken White and were able
a meeting with
Director of Communications/
work out an agreement. The
funding for the program came out of the cheerleading budget, public
"They were usually
our games, and of
the cheerleaders at every
and the athletic budget. was aimed directly at children
involved in Northwest activities.
Another big supporter
01 4 STUOKNT LIFE
attempt to embrace the residents of Nodaway county and get them more
DECORATED FANS MICKEY Murray, Joel Wald and Jeremy SchulU celebrate another Bearcat touchdown
during the second half of the Homecoming game against the University of Missouri-Rolla.
painted fans ongmally spelled 'BEAR' with
'CATS' painted on their backs but
the letter "E'
game early Photo
by Amy Roh
TOUCHDOWN BEARCATS. FANS at the
University of Missoun-Rolla cheer for
another touchdown. Fans played an integral F>art in every sporting event.
Photo by Jason Myers
AT A FOOTBALL game
McOanteis cheers on the Bearcats. McOan<eis painted his face and wore a green and white hat tj every home ganfie. Photo by Sarah Phipps
Fans at sronrs Ois
Attractions Sears Tower
of Science and Industry
Red Lobster St. Louis
Zoo Amusement Park
The President The Boatworks Lady Luck Casino
The Arch Six Flags
Shopp in g ~
NHRA/NASOl^ace T^ck World Famous Tope Wichita Mid- America All-Indian Center
Sports Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox Chicago Bulls Chicago Bears Chicago Blackhawks
Museum Old Town
Missouri Kansas City
Buddy Guy's Legends
Kansas City Zoological Gardens Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun Nelson Atkins Art Gallery Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Kansas City Art Museum
Iowa Council Bluff! igc
Casinos Harvey's Casino Ameristar Casino
THE ST. LOUIS
Union Station Restaurants Hard Rock Cafe
River East Plaza
The Magnificenf The Loop Water Tower Place
Joe Frontier Casino^
Ronneburg Restaurant Colony Inn Restaurant
John G. Shedd Aquarium Six Flags
Silver Dollar City^
Clubs Funny Bone A.J.'s at Adam's Mark Hole Club Utopia The Landing Lake of the Ozarks Resorts
Arrowhead Lodge Jonathon's Landing
Attractions Living History Farms Adventureland
Clubs Funny Bone Pumper's
Houston's Cheesecake Factory
The Garden Court Avenue
Tanner's Louis Bread Company D' Bronx
Westport Crown Center
Cheddar's Noah's Stella's Diner Java Joe's
Sports Kansas City Blades Kansas City Chiefs
AttÂŤrions )orley Zoo
Shopp in g
Rookbroolv ViL Westroa
Maha to Lincoln Attractions
iahoney State Park
Ames Iowa State University's
Wineries/breweries Millstream Brewing Co. Sandstone Winery
01S STUDENT Lire
Harrah's Casino Flamingo Casino Argosy Casino
Shopping Hay Market
\Sunday afternoon, only to arrive back in Maryville
htfwstudenbi got tired of Maryville and the
people, parties and the lack of other
they could either complain or load
uid Dennis Houik
tool any opporttinity available to take a road
the past, Jones
and Waterfield used concerts
Attack play at The VicC
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.„,... that time m
would not spend all
fun," Jones said.
because of how
much fun they had.
trips," Waterfield said.
"Those 10 hours
home from Chicago were pretty crazy — just like
Amos and others at clubs and
One September weekend, Waterfield, Jones and
bars in Lawrence.
"We had some of our nuttiest times in the car on
iedtto /hiU of CDs, clothes, beer and friendsand headed
Crystal Method, Tori
like a lot of
— 20-24 hours — to spend a few hours in
Most often, the two packed a car
Lawrence, Kan. They saw bands
Waterfield said the
excuse to take a break from the attractions
iry ville offered.
stiulents, but not to Jones
nuy have sounded
Jones and Waterfield believed more students
venture out of Maryville to
es within driving distance to meet
whne discovering more culture and excitement.
Maryville Friday afternoon, picked
Chicago was a nice change,"
up some more friends in Kansas City and drove to
Jones said. "They had a different culture there and
Columbia, Mo., to stay with another grmip of
lots of things fndo.
Then they headed4o Chicago on Saturday
morning after only a MassiM*
»w hours of sleep. They saw
Saturday night and
Weekends in Mar>'\-ille tended ^s^
out orMaryville were a great
Qjpndjwjth friends and get
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Greeks produce ainore by Jason Hoke
With a more structured, formal rush and a cut
natural for the sorority rush to undergo a change.
back on the balloons and streamers, the Northwest
Greek system kicked
This decision to restructure sorority rush
from the National Panhellenic Council a few years
off the fall rush.
After the 1998 spring rush, there had been
Activites Director Bryan Vanosdale said.
the hoopla of rush.
The Panhellenic council thought 1998 would be
nity Councils across the country,"
no-frills rush, sororities cut their
budgets as well as some of the songs, dances,
National Interfratemity Council
which was the governing body of
discussion in the fraternities about changing rush. "I
to start the
decided that with
campus and with rooms not
schools that had a comparable Greek system and,
system to what we had here."
Fraternity rush became
more structured and got
away from having an open
rush adviser. This
may have seemed
Northwest was still
were cut from $1,200 or
their rush, a
$1,300 to $600."
sororities also included a
scholarship, sisterhood and
answer questions rush-
philanthropy day, so rushees
Part of fraternity rush in-
volved going to the individual
AS THEY BOWL at Bearcat Lanes, Sean the structure of the fra-
waits for his ball as
rush practices aside,
houses and seeing
could get to
on a personal
huge budgets for rush. Our bud-
ees might have had about certain
some schools down south
avaible in the
rush," Panhellenic President Jennifer Simler
also included an aspect that the
would be a good time to implement
gave me some insight and steered me to a couple of
the thing they strived for each
They gained new members
Ryan Geiter gets ready for his
next turn This rush event was one of the activities .
018 STUDENT LIFE
Sigma Phi held
.^ Jason p.„,^ ,^^^„ Myers ^^^„ Photo by
... j _„ brothers and sisters. ..
AFTER A GAME Dold.
Phi Epsilon rush chair,
Thomas. Jamie Hall and Darrin Osborn about the day's events. Another rush event was a fraternity barbecue where members and rushees could get to know each other better.
Photo by Jason Myers
DELTA SIGMA PHI member Spurgeon Williams tnes
hand at The rushees walked from room to room playing miniature golf. Photo by Jason Myers putting at a rush
AFTER WALKING THROUGH
doors of th« Unrversity Conference Center. Missy Bitter is greeted by her
Hyatt and Kendra Ounlap. The soronties waited for their
outside while rushees received their bids. PtKtto
MEMBERS OF THE discuss
comedy and their future Second City had theatres Detroit
they got their start plans. in
and Toronto. Photo by
GREG MILLS LISTENS
to his fellow
responses during a press conference following their performance. Members of The Second City rewarded the audience with an encore performance. Photo by Sarah actors'
AFTER THE SHOW, Martin Garcia jokes with his Second City castmates. The comedy troupe had rehearsed skits
as well as improvisational skits input. Photo by
based on audience
Amy Roh 020 ENTCRTAINMKNT
by Lisa Huse The Second
the cast improvised
and sang a
'Tve told City presented
a night of both
Chelsea not to bring her
what he used
fear that you will
by thc audiencc
and debated by
from the main
company in Chicago. Acts during the performance ranged from popular acts from The Second City's mainstage productions
Chicago, Detroit and
Toronto, to skits Invented by the troupe.
The audience got many samples
Second City was known
to say, so
prompted the audience for categories and
Johnny Appleseed, Carol Channing and
when she got
What yOU QUyS ^Q jf^ ClaSS. — ''
Improvisational - h o z» f-o r
Troy McDaniels participated by
member Samantha Mednick
fun to perform as it was to watch, "It
was so much fun," Mednick
said. "It felt
almost wrong to
^''^ ^^'^ '""•'^
The evening's entertainment
Greg got a
involved with The Second City, she
Up^ KinO Ol
he answered their question.
know much about
explained by later
Ginger Spice improvised questions.
shouting out suggestions and
as Alex Trebec
just said, 'fireman,'"
"So they just started going on about me being
During a "Jeopardy" game, a cast
The song impressed McDaniels,
really think of
her "- A
shouldn t tasty ^
enjoyable for the audience
Mills and the
Second City oai
student ratio induces
by Debbie Bacon
Confusion was the scene across campus as reno-
residence hall, turned coed. This change, unlike
vations and a high female to male ratio sparked
in residence halls. Dieterich, Perrin
was made coed were changed
yet admitted that he
an all-male residence
"My room was
when the top two floors
in the fall
Jim Meyer was happy with his stay
received resident makeovers.
not too bad, but the thing that
me was that the sanitary dispensers were in
our bathroom for a month," Meyer said.
Miller of Residential Life
had over 50 female contracts
them taken down.
uncomfortable to look
role in determining student placement.
After the initial shock of different living
could not place anywhere," Miller said. "Dieterich
arrangements wore off, students appeared content
for their next residence hall adventure.
happened sooner than we expected." Dieterich extra
house some of the
women after Miller noticed the small number
Humorous Floor Rules •
of males already placed
and moved them
to other locations
Quiet hours begin
Showers are not
8 p.m. except on Friday and Saturday nights,
planned reopening of Perrin occurred
be taken before 6:30 a.m. and after
to female residents
Hudson, formally an all-female OH o
b22 Student Lifk
hour is extended until
morning, showers should be taken after 8:30 a.m. only.
inspection at intervals, and
are in a chronic
of disorder, a fine will be deducted from the room deposit.
Beds should be made by 8 a.m. and must be made by p.m. The house closes at 10:30 p.m. each night except Friday and Saturday, when the closing hour is p.m. (Remember, at this time, the students did 1
not have keys to the halls.)
in fall •
1998. Three out of the four floors
p.m. All typing should cease after 10:30 p.m.
register at the
to 5 p.m.
1949: (Rules for the
they could put plants
so they would not
Students must respond promptly to the bell for dinner.
in the urinals
Friday and Saturday night when the
some of the girls had asked
accompanied by the Housemother.
Students leaving the hall in the evening or for
the hours begin at
in a building
Students must keep their rooms in good order and ready for inspection
the care of the
and boys are not allowed above the basement
from 9 a.m.
longer hosted any all-male halls. girls
change, the campus no
Marisa Magafia said some of the
jewelry should be
the parlors, unless •
campus. Because of
should not be kept •
1923: (Rules for the
students must not go to men's rooming houses or to fraternity
houses unless chaperoned by a person acceptable to the Dean of Women. •
A gong is rang to signify meals. A .seating chart is made up each two weeks by the Night Chaperone and residents are expected to
places except over the weekend.
in ihc archives
of the B.I).
Library in old University pamphlets
MALE AND FEMALE
Hudson Hall after their 10 am. classes Hudson had to be opened up to males because of lack of space due to
in South Complex. Photo by Sarah Phipps
RESIDENT ASSISTANTS CHECK
male and female students in the t)asement of Hudson Hall. This was the first
the halls 32-year history
permitted to reside
Photo by Amy Roh
JAMIE GASTON 4TH ,
assistant of North Complex, walks the halls listening for loud residents. This
responsibility was a usual ritual for weekend RAs. Photo by Jason Myers
^ LI The perpetual campus construction prompted students and
faculty to redirect their
footsteps to avoid piles of metal
Following the completion of Colden Hall and the
Northwest began a new set of projects
of 1998 involving the J.W. Jones
by August 2000.
Renovation of South Complex began in August 1998.
surrounded by familiar orange fencing.
by Matthew Pearl
to Residential Life
Hetzler, the plan to finish South in
November or December 1999 was on
"Throughout the year, we had individual deadlines set for the completion of certain phases
p-^ Student Union and South Complex.
The Union was
projects, according to
difficult of the
Cost Plarming Management
the firm which oversaw the
construction of both
of the project," Hetzler said.
Sharp, the Union renovation
times and had continued to plan on the
reopening of South in the spring of 2000."
South was chosen for remodeling because of its age and declining structural condition.
"We had met
was so complex
Union and South Complex
caused inconvenience for everyone interacting
CPMI oversaw the project in two phases. The first
with the Northwest campus, but most agreed the
was the food service area. Eating would have been
mess was worth the luxury of improved
convenient and accessible for
students and faculty at completion
"Phase one had already dealt us some structural problems,
which set us back a
plan to finish in August never
had changed," Sharp
Phase two, including the renovation of offices and meeting areas was scheduled to begin in
May 1 999 and was to
024 STUDENT LIFK
y^g REMODELING OF the J.W. Jones Student Union
the latest construction project on
campus. Construction began in the summer of 1998 and was projected the fall of 1 999. Photo by Amy Roh
be completed by
NOT ONLY DID the workers gut of the preexisting
J.W. Jones Student
Union, they also had to put
together to meet the
Workers were busy wiring, laying sheet rock and laying concrete. Photo by Christy Chestnut J.W. JONES Student Union project brings the sounds of construction to the Northwest campus. Students were constantly reminded of the hard work the construction workers were doing to meet their deadline. Photo by Chnsty Cttesnut
i CONSTNUCTION OXS
Gaylord became an Olympic athlete at the age of 23, when
the U.S. surgeon general. In 1994. she
Amazingly, Johnson was the Olympic athlete
According to Elders, she was fired
Clinton did not want his
in fifth grade.
man who had
surgeon general saying. Elders focused her discussion
h.)d written his report
because she spoke her mind and said
Gaylord's dream was
there to see the
prevention and education.
The most per\'asive health problem we liÂŤve is
At the 1984 Olympics, Rayford Johawn carried the torch
in the 1984
poverty," Elders said.
Elders stressed the importance of health care for everyone in the
She also discussed teen pregnancy. During Elder's
enough, you could
â€˘trm as surgeon general, she
was often called
Jason Bass said.
secause of her vocalness about safe sex. Elders told her audience that America ii-enage
had 10 hmes the
pregnaiKy than the Netherlands or japan.
'Children become parents before they become adults," Elders said.
With the content of
a lot to be
HAZEL by Matthew
That was a point Dave Douglas was esp)ecially struck by.
When What she
said about teen pregnancy
former White House cabinet
O'Leary visited as part of the University's Distinguished Xnigiassaid. "I always knew the seriousness of the situation, but she
Lecture Series, her message was one encouraging had the numbers
knowledge, honesty, information and Elders
and impressed her audience
Department of Energy during
was well worth
my time and very interesting," Douglas said. "1 concept of leadership. She said four qualities were
she canrte to a small school
Northwest." necessary for people
started with a dream," Mitch
That dream started l^fK-H
when Gaylord was
That planted the seed.
She encouraged students
in fifth grade.
an assignment to do a report, he chose to do
in the next century: farsightedness, anticipatory learning,
T C H
to get involved in the field of
Students loudly applauded her remarks, and a question
and answer period followed the
AFTER THE SIGMA
house was condemned in 1997, the men began the construction of a new house. They hoped to regain the same closeness they had in the old house. Photo by Amy Roh
THE MEN OF Delta Chi share a house on Second Street. Legend had it that the house was haunted by Lillian, who a Townsend daughter, supposedly buried in the basement. Photo by Valerie Mossman
AFTER THE TAU Kappa
house burned in 1996, they have congregated in the annex. They planned to have their new residence completed by the fall of 1 999. Photo by Sarah Phipps
028 Studcnt lifk
rThe tragi^dies and triumphs of hf Laura
* Fraternity houses created an extra sense of unity for the various fraternities at
though the task of handling the physical and financial
upkeep of those buildings inevitably
caused stress and inconvenience
at times, those
Lambda, faced the challenges his fraternity
the old house provided, the Sig Eps began construction on a two-story house during the
semester and hoped to finish
personal sacrifices to
bad time," Mohrhauser
get things repaired."
Two fraternities on campus did
about a year.
residence in a
wiring ignited and burned
gave the TKEs a push
Overall, houses served to nurture the fraternity
closed the house for the entire second
progression and forced them to put their plans for
make the house livable again. "The damage was
of the house, which
house was substantially
damaged during winter break. He knew the AKLs
to recapture the sense of togetherness
more abrupt manner.
for the future.
Mike Mohrhauser, president of Alpha Kappa
organizations constantly worked to better their
people together underasingle roof to deal with the task of keeping a house in livable condition.
not have the burden of dealing
with housekeeping. Both the
Sigma Phi Epsilon and Tau Kappa Epsilon their
houses and wanted to join
the ranks of
organizations once again.
which Sig Eps
previously resided was torn
in the fall of
alumni assessed that the house
CONSTUCTION WORKERS DtUGENTLY work to meet the fain 999 deadline for the new Tau Kappa Epsilon house Plans Ptmo by Amy Ffoh
new house went
the set with grass green
cupboards to the
the Macerath sisters,
family to become dysfunctional. The sight of their
Hntl ^t" ,,
mother hanging herself and
the cat because she
you say that!
Mary Linn Performing Arts
was unhappy with
her marriage provided the entire town
There 're plenty Center was filled with heartache,
drama and a u when
^ . . department
presented "Crimes of the Heart
Lenny Macgrath, played by Daria Kim, celebrated her 30th
of ~^good sane
jHOUL d peTSOn
bonds, they pulled through the tragedy.
and I'm SUre that Babe had /^/-i^
because the setting was really
said. "1 liked the
like a little
Nicole Diercksen liked the family ties in the play.
''Weil , after I
of the family,
shot him, I put
Nelson, on the piano bench and then ^"^^J^^^, drank and / went out into
me!!! What a surpHse! I could Just cry! Oh,
sisters Birthday to bonded,
guy in town.
— a day
touched by the
made up a
look at all those candles
though she was sweet and innocent, but the rumor
around town was
happened, but with strong
reasons to '«-*-'^*^''^
birthday as "Crimes of The
that she shot her husband.
rose for a
AT A REHEARSAL for "Cnmes of the Heart." Emily Nelson portrays
pulitzer prize winning play
The was wntten
by Beth Henley and was put on by students in the fall. Photo by Amy Roh
PRACTICING FOR CRIMES ing finger at
an accusMeg. played by Emily
Nelson The play dealt with )eak>usy. infKJelrty. nva'ry and fneodship. Ptwto
Amy Roh CRIMK* OF THE HCANT 031
blems anart of
After a required year of living on campus,
students jumped at the chance to move off campus.
experience provided the opportunity
Stewart, liked the
however the disadvantages were too much for her
come and go as
Bluml did not like cooking her own food, finding a
was not fun because
were already taken care
years ago our house
would not give us our deposit back.
was up he
We ended up
taking him to court, but he went bankrupt, so it was worthless."
responsibility as a whole.
Another major area of concern was directed
heater on," Bluml said.
According to Bluml, her landlord often
do many other "I
for college students to stand
to get landlords to get
fixed," Stewart said.
"Sometimes they put it off for
Bluml was seriously
choosing to do so provided more freedom, but
did not have that problem."
032 STUDKNT LlFK
considering moving into Roberta Hall the
By the end of the
days, weeks and months on end. In the dorms, you
Brandy Noblling enjoyed the freedom of
repair jobs in a timely fashion.
got upset because
Stewart also had problems getting things fixed.
"When it was cold, it took him forever to get the
Stewart also had landlord problems.
for three years,
Bluml enjoyed the privacy and the
she pleased. However, she disliked having to pay
were unsatisfactory, Ellen Bluml could
independence involved with off-campus
freedom of being able
do more on your own,"
While some were able to overlook landlords they felt
to learn to
Kathe Stewart believed living off campus was better, despite the
that the advantages
came with disadvantages.
by Debbie Bacon
The overall experience
depend on what type
of landlord a
tips Every Tenant Weeds to ing,
which may include
vav rights. A «iRg a ntviRjg
on irVfshc has u a ifflfshc bus
^ou^ ri^Kl %> live in a habitabK ic>ntal uint. LandioJ
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l^im^rJ ]Ri[|knrovidc a
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nning a honi^|U|uess.
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renUv's insurance to c(>ver ur rental agreenient
an^l >truc(urall^|ale j'lemia
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by i>aran Pnipps
AS HER HUSBAND
cuts the ribbon, Joyce White pretends
he cut her hand with the scissors. Harvey and Joyce's donation made the early completion of the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza possible. Photo by Amy Roh
ON TOP OF the new at
the Joyce and Harvey White
International Plaza, five clocks display
The plaza was
after the White's for their
$250,000 donation. Photo by Jason Myers
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BARIYO Ndebeso raises the flag for his home country of Uganda. Ndebesa was one of the many exchange students who had the opporlunlty to raise their country's flag.
034 STUDENT Life
Photo by i.iudJ'HU*
(?CJItWai between Colden Pond
Just a year after the land
and Lamkin compared piles,
Activity Center could have been
war zone with trenches and
a breathtaking structure stood with 54 flags
Dean Hubbard and Vice
President for Finance and Support Services
five years, but indecision on
what type of structure it
1997's work on steam timnels and
duRed water system became a surprising catalyst.
Ground was broken
was dedicated with
wires while digging,
workers had to dig tuiuiel next to
three events on
A flag raising ceremony at8:30 a.m. kicked of the was addressed by
ceremonies. The crowd
director of International
and student represen-
from International Student Association,
Student Senate, Hispanic American Leadership
to finding unexpected
Harvey White International Plaza
Ellison allowed construction to begin.
Courter had discussed such a project for the past
A $250,000 donation from a
Joyce White and her husband Harvey,
the Joyce and
and architectural plans donated from alumnus Jeff
waving proudly as a reminder of what a beautiful concept diversity was.
Organization and Chinese Stu-
dent Association. Each flag was
then raised by two students.
created a sidewalk parallel to an
University Conference Center
recognized donors, interna-
"Suddenly we had
Mexico and Argentina and oth-
sidewalk boulevard," Courter said.
ers involved with the project.
area to consider
for this flag project that
Yucel Kalinyazgan, founder
discussed earlier." In the preceding months, the
Turkey, was invited because
MEMBERS OF THE Northwest community walk Northwest Alumni Foundation
Plaza after ,
designed a campaign to seek funding and pitched the idea to
Joyce and Harvey Whrte Intematinal ttie
exchange program his
building of the
international plaza was part of Northwest's multicultural continued dedication to show impact on a gtot>al society Ptwto by Sarah Phipps
mstutions sponsored with * continued
on pngp 037
INTCWNATIONAL PI.AZA 038
A FEW DAYS BEFORE dedication, Rick
poles for installment. Work continued through the night so the plaza would be completed in time for the dedication. Photo by Amy Roh
AT THE DEDICATION and Harvey White
acknowledges the international alumni in attendance. Many alumni went to the event to show pride in their alma mater. Photo by Amy Roh
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WORK on the Friendship Wall of the Joyce and Harvey White Intemational Plaza.
construction of the plaza
had to be because presentation during Homecoming, Photo by Sarah Phipps
oae STuoKNT life
smwm * continued from
Northwest would study
they would be studying in your
establishment together with students from 54 countries in an atmosphere of cooperation
us most confident and
Other international guests included former
who had been
Maria Ardiles de Stein from Argentina reminisced about her college days and said North-
west was very open to international students.
had, just asked
become a good
opening ceremony, complete with
ribbon cutting, gave people
not at the
luncheon the chance to hear the White's speak.
The ceremony the
also provided a time to dedicate
of student Karen
Guests then strolled along the boulevard, and
on how the plaza would
by the violent death 1995. In her
international relationships at Northwest.
between American and international students,"
Anton Dimov said. "Whether it was on
the part of
did not matter,
was more as if the college was trying to
help them work out their differences." to
think about the world from a national perspective
would not pass
take a fresh look at the world.
When they walked
through the plaza they discussed the differences
their ties to Maryville.
Immediately following the luncheon, the official
The plaza even helped Horace Mann students
Next, the Whites S|X)ke about their history at the University
The ofjening ceremonies ended, but the trend
"They did not ask me what religion I had, what 1
plaque displayed asked visitors to "acknowledge
the Americans or internationals,
with Joyce while residing in Maryville.
their senior class gifts to build the pavilion.
enthusiastic," Kalinyazgan said.
the need for peace, compassion and respect for self
at a quality university,
and as a reminder of how violence impacted society, the classes
Kalinyazgan believed Students from his
Teachers spent a lot of time trying to get kids to open up and think about the world
The landmark's completion was a constant reminder of understand-
^ Ofl oUttUlV'l
INTKHNATIONAI. PLAZA 037
y vv \y\j\J
week of excitement and hard work which resulted wonderous display
with other Greek organizations for
The Variety Show kicked
on page 041
Midterms Cause Hectic Homecoming
by Kimberly Mansfield If Homecoming
ran through Friday.
was not diminished.
promoted Greek unity and was more
house decorations, a
parade and fun. Even with midterms that week,
by Kimberly Mansfield
time in many years as Greek organizations teamed
Bobby Goes to Hollywood was the theme for the
was to be combined with midterms week, cliaos would
surely result, as students found out.
The audience chatted
Students were forced to plan ahead to stay focused on studying while participating in
while waiting for the show to begin. In an
Correll, Resident Assistant
Time management became
and Delta Sigma Phi member,
unexpected beginning, Cathy Wright,
to prioritizing," Correll said. "I just tried to stay
calm and went with the flow." Freshen's employee, appeared and sang
Alpha Sigma Alpha member Aja Rule said her schedule was "back-toback."
song based on "Rapper's Delight."
a huge stress," Rule said.
had gone off the deep end."
Then, emcees Jon Baker and Jerry Nevins
Rule found the
which had a
midterm and a final as the only grades for the semester. She had to cut out took over and entertained the audience
some activities she usually had time for. "I made time by not sleeping," Rule said.
had been getting about two
hours a night."
The skits and Variety
olio acts presented in the
got a good response from
Rule thought the drawback was severe for those involved
Homecoming. "Anybody who was super involved enjoying
the audience, and
was further evidence of
a hard time
because by Saturday night you were ju.st too tired," Rule
After looking at the academic calendar. Phi
Mu president Cindy Crook
why Homecoming and midterms were planned
the hard work.
After the Variety
Show on Wednesday,
"It was illogical because if you looked at the calendar, there were 15 weeks of classes," Crook said. "This was the seventh week, so logically
midterms should have been given the eighth week." the
Homecoming king and queen were
Calendar Committee Chair Merry McDonald explained that
crowned. Students voted
10 candidates through the computer
^.^^^ ;„ f^,,
The ^^^ ^^^
Robert Aschentrop and Karen Barmann
were selected king and queen.
038 STUOCNT LirK
for the first
be 15 weeks long,
"Because there were
^ ^^^^ ^j^^^^,^ ^^^
of the rea,son midterms
^ j^,^„ ^,ip
^^^,j ^^^^ jj^^
the class before the drop date on Oct. 16.
While midterms/Homecoming week was hectic, a lot of gotxl things came out of it. Perhaps, in following years, better planning would prevent the
The Variety Show changed
two weeks from being scheduled together again, and students would ''^'^ '" '*«=«'
^'^^ '^e weeks separately.
SPECTATORS ARE GREETED Kurt Gentry.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
member, dressed as "Austin Powers" as he cruises down Fourth Street. The TKEs won second place in the jalopy category for their remake o( the "International
by Amy Roh PHI
MU MEMBER Jackie CaHson and
Sigma Kappa put the touches on their house decoration. Many hours were spent working to finish the house decorations before Saturday Photo by Jason Myers of Phi
DRESSED AS SOUTH
characters Cartman. Kenny and Kyle, members of Tau Phi Upsiton walk in
Homecoming parade Tau Phi Upsilon won first place in the independent paper mache clowns the
Homecoming Awards PAPER MACHE CLOWNS Independent-Tau Phi Upsilon "South Park" Sorority-Phi Mu "The Wizard of Oz" Fraternitv-Phi Sigma Kappa "The Three Stooges"
COSTUME CLOWNS Independent-American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences "Wheel of Fortune"
HOMECOMING game against
COMPLETE WITH FAKE
the Universtiy of Missouri-Rolla, Travis
Justin Burton plays "Austin
IN THE Miles
makes a break for a touch down.
Tfie Bearcats' six game winning streak
continued with their huge win over Missouri-Rolla, 49-6. Photo
POMP CLOWNS Independent-Sigma Society "The Smurfs" Sorority-Phi Mu "The Simpsons" Fratemity-Tau Kappa Epsilon "Animation Takes on Spielberg"
OVERALL CLOWN PAPER MACHE Phi Mu "The Wizard of Oz" MINI FLOAT Independent-Resident Hall Association "The Brady Bunch/I Love Lucy/Gone with the Wind" Sorority-Sigma Sigma Sigma "Lights, Camera, Action' Fraternity-Phi Sigma Kappa "Herbie the Lovebug"
BEST OVERALL MINI FLOAT Sigma Kappa "Herbie
JALOPIES Sigma Alpha "The Beverly
â€¢continued on page 045
THE BOBBYS FACE toward the crowd of students.
Bobbys," held on the lawn of the
given out to organizations to
recognize them for their
Homecoming week. Photo by
Powers" in the Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha's Variety Show skit. Many popular characters from movies and television were incorporated into skits. Photo by Amy Roh
Sorority-Phi Mu "Grease" Fraternity-Delta Chi "Westside Story"
HlnHyrotitf page 038
* continued from
The Homecoming parade was an important part of the weekend because organizations spent
hours preparing for It
as the annual
Homecoming parade lined up for a 9:30 start. The sun was bright as people milled around
to find the
watch the parade. Bobby Bearcat
best spot to
greeted people and shook the hands of children.
While the time
some viewers and
parade seemed early
was rurming on time and
important and a big priority. However, Burton
the activities going
around him. "If
you put so much time in, you did not want
take sixth place," Burton said. "The focused, the
you would have had
of presenting the
awards, "The Bobbys," also changed. In previous years
had been held during halftime of the * continued
on page 043
of the floats
a lot of work,
Coordinator Lisa Ziegler thought time and
participants, the parade
coordinators arrived at 5:30 a.m. to
Sigma Phi Epsilon member
tried not to focus
es bring out
a really positive experience,"
Ziegler said. "It was really fun, and
you got to meet
a lot of cool people."
To those who saw the parade, the hard work was evident.
crowd saw, below the
spirit of the
parade was what the
competition laid just
event of the year, and for the organizations
Homecoming, winning was
sometimes more important than anything
Jerry Nevms and Jon Baker 'The Grease Mega-mix." Tfieir take on ftie song included. "You Gotta Go To Class." "Steam Piping" and "OultMCk Nights." Photo by Amy Roh
their rendition of
AS PART OF Homecoming
Zimmerman touches up the Tau Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha
house decoration. Their "Ghostbusters" house decoration
the highly competitive
division of the
awards. Photo by Amy
STUDENTS WATCH THE Homecoming parade from the roof of a house located on Fourth Street. Many students and community members brought lawn chairs and blankets so they could relax while watching the
parade. Photo by Amy
AFTER THE VARIETY Show 1996 Homecoming Queen Mercedes Johnson crowns new queen Karen Barmann. Barmann was sponsored by Phi Mu, and Robert Aschentrop, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha, was crowned king. Photo by Amy Roh
042 Student Life
*contintnul from page 041
Homecwming game. With the new formal, awards
Northwest, the Bearcats
were presented on the front lawn of the
jumped ahead and scored twice in the first quarter.
Administration Building. "The Bobbys"
David Jansen rushed
a^ncluded a week of hard work and
while A-back Derek Lane rumbled
another day, but
as putting forth your best effort,"
a lot of
really well this year,"
got worse as the
which gave the Bearcats a
that continued for the entire
in the first
game continued. Wide
Holmes opened up
quarter by scoring on a 23-yard reverse that stretched the Bearcat's lead and Rolla
the Bearcats were ranked No. 4 in the
relentless Bearcats scored again with three
the activities during
for a four-yard
While things were bad
tried to look past the
Working together on
for a 16-yard score,
"Winning was important, but not as important
in the first half
quarterback Chris Greisen
abundant. However, some
connected with tight-end Mark
students looked back on their
work with pride and knew that in
increasing the lead to 28-0 at the
breathing room early continued
by Brad Brenllingt'r
the third quarter,
its a.ssault in
expk>sion that gave the Bearcats
proved to be yet another win
almost tying the team's first half
"BEARCAT SUPERFAN" TED
Stgma Kappa's Vanety Show skit. Stgma Kappa Amy Beaver won the t)esf actress Bobby award for her portrayal of one of tfie Superlarw Photo by Amy Roh
fr«»al P"'"* '""'
Ro^ri-ntc who Bearcats, wKtrt
for the Ptii
continued to stay undefeated as
they beat the University of
by Lane's two
es bring out
ftDliywd'b'd OICZIO â€˘
continued from page 043
offense going," Goodrich said. "I was glad that our
rushed for 302
defense had been playing good all season. Without
in the third quarter,
yards. 114 of those
came from Lane's 13
good defense you just could not win." Bearcat fan
as the offense
game, the defense also deserved
Pratt thought the Bearcats
definitely outplayed Missouri-Rolla.
"The team seemed to control the game and set it
Bearcat defenders allowed Missouri-Rolla to rush
for only 92 yards and held the
Homecoming weekend, itmadeitthatmuch better
13 on third
Mules to just three of
when the Bearcats played
Coach Mel Tjeerdsma was very pleased with the
"Everybody knew struggling
did an excellent job on our
when we played them, and
so well." excited for the team's
performance on such an important weekend.
team played on Homecoming.
pace," Pratt said. "Because
had been it
"The Homecoming game drew probably the
most fans all year, and I was glad the football team gave such an impressive performance them," Schrader said.
in front of
have been very easy for us to let down (our guard).
boost the team even if the team they were playing
We really came together and played like a team on
FOCUSED ON the touchdown,
Tjeerdsma knew his team could not get too
come back and continue
to root for the Bearcats.
wide receiver J.R.
excited over this win because there were still
the goal After the
"There were friends and
and Derek Lane received the
"The fact that the win came on Homecoming was
family and alumni and
an added bonus," Tjeerdsma
Black award. This award
given annually to
together for a great weekend."
the best players
the team having everyone there cheering for us."
Bearcat fan Scott Goodrich
the defense performed so well.
"When the defense played as hard as they did by holding them to only six points, it seemed to get the
044 STUOKNT Lire
As another Homecoming weekend came and
went, the fans of the Bearcat football team got to
game. Photo by Jason Myers
see a great performance as their team continued to
for the Mules, they could only
that next year's game would not be such a blowout.
MISS CRABTREE, FROM South Park, played by Tracy Sloehr
Alpha Sinlonia and Phi Mu skit, prepares to drive off The skit featured big band dancing and Bobby Bearcat. Photo by Sarah Phipps
'rtmlinunlfnm, /KiÂ«r nUI
Kappa Sigma & Sipma S<H:iciy "Bobby the riN>liiian Bearcat" HiKhly C'ompelilivr DivUion Phi Sigma Kappa 'Titanic"
BESTOVERAU. FU)AT Phi
Sigma Kappa 'Titanic"
HOUSE DECORATIOSS Competitive Division International Student Organization
"Bobby CJoes Around World in H(l Days" HiKhly Competitive Division Sigma Sigma Sigma & IX-lta (hi "Bobby Sees the Sites" the
VARIETY SHOW SKITS Phi
Mu & Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia "Bobby Bearcat's Day Off
VARIETY SHOW OUO ACTS Todd Bradshaw "From Here
PEOPIJiS CHOICE A WARD
"Bobby Bearcat's Day Off
OVERALL PARADE SUPREMACY Independent-Sigma Society Sorority-Phi Mu Fratemlty-I'hi Sigma Kappa
ONE AFTERNOON IN August. Stacey Gray and Sharon Cantrell relax and get some sun at Mozingo. Many students took advantage of the hot weather and spent time at Mozingo. Photo by Amy
ENJOYING THE SUN
Sabrina Peterson sunbathes. Mozingo provided students a place to relax and get
04e STUDENT LIFK
few hundred yards away from Highway
136 sat Mozingo Lake. Since
in 1995, the
or have a picnic."
The lake offered
and two large
were available for rent. For those who
lake had been a place for residents and students to
planned a camping
and 20 primitive camping
their leisure time.
Mozingo without "It
to relax could escaf>e to
to sf)end a
a park for
restrooms available. Three miles of trails
were carved out of the region's
lake was equipped with three boat docks, a fishing
THE SUN SETS, ending another
Mozingo Lake. Mozingo was a popular day
Mozingo Lake was owned by
the city of
dock and hunting was allowed from November 15
the source for the city's
water supply. Maryvilie began to consider
The Mozingo Lake Golf Course took up 240 of
summer months. There were
Mozingo's 3,000 acres, which offered
corwtructing the lake in 1%7.
options to play
sand vo<leyt>aH, swim or picnic. Photo by Sarah Phipps
challenging layout, a driving range and a pro
largely responsible for starting the project.
shop. In 1996, Golf Digest nominated Mozingo for
Secretary of Water Conservation Vilas
to get the
however, the government's red tape slowed the prefect
In 1988, 21 years after
Court ruled that the city had the right to build the artificial lake.
Mozingo Lake was ready dream By
Public Course." Northwest students
were offered discounts and could participate in an intramural golf meet in the spring.
There were some complaints about the shore.
"The beach was a
rocky," Halverson said.
Anything but complacent, Mozingo blacktopped two miles of roads
was invested in 1998. A larger park for recreational
1992, the project
to take the step
Mozingo Lake was
was under way.
filled in 1995.
work and dedication paid
a lot of fun," Jennifer Halverson said.
"They had beach volleyball
planned to be trails
A youth camp was
built, as well as
and additional hiking
With so much space and so many things
Mozingo was relax
a convenient place for students to
and enjoy themselves. MoziNao 047
rw oj events sparks ecKena of S^eekend
Families ventured to Maryville for Family
participated in a
wide array of
by Debbie Bacon
held at Charles Johnson Theater. Ted and Joe
Quinlin nominated their family for the award. "I
newly renovated Mabel
but more proud of
Center kicked off
was why we nominated
the weekend. Visitors and students could then
That event kicked off
Cook Admissions and
we had a chance,
attend the University theatre department's
Festival of Cultures, the Tailgate Luncheon and the
freshman /transfer showcase production, "The
family weekend football
Western State College.
of Carl Sandburg."
Saturday's events began with a pancake breakfast in the Olive Deluce Fine Arts Building
Ali Eilers took part in the pancake
breakfast with her family from
to eat breakfast as a family again,"
Following breakfast, children in second through eighth grades played basketball with the men's Bearcat basketball team.
Kate Lutz said her family enjoyed the game since they were from
parents were Missouri Western nuts, so
cool that they
were actually cheering on the
Bearcats," Lutz said.
Lanes and dinner
included bowling at Bearcat
at the Bearcat Barbecue.
families could play golf at
Next, at the
Family of the
the chance to
to the Quinlin
THE QUINLAN FAMILY is introduced at the football game as the Family of the Year. The family consisted of parents Tom and Joan and nine children, who all have attended college,
The event was
They were showered with gifts ranging from one $500 scholarship to be used by Joe, to local gift certificates. Photo by Amy Roh
048 STUDENT LIFE
.l t n
AFTER THE FAMILY Day game, KiAndre Pugh plays with his father's football helmet as he tries to pronounce "football." His father, Charlie Pugh, punt returner, help)ed the
Bearcats achieve a 61 total yardage in punt returns. Photo by Sarah Phipps
A MEMBER OF
dances to "Men in Black' at the Festival of Cultures. The group was organized to provide free hip-hop dancing Instruction to Inner-city youths of Boston. Organizers hoped to raise the youths' self-esteem and encouraged
community through dancing. Photo by Sarah Phipps
X Family Wcekcno 049
addresses concerns of
To students with physical handicaps, accessability
was about having
access to the
and sulebar by Jon Baker
steam pipe renovations were labeled so students in wheelchairs would not be injured using them.
Pat Driver said the steep ramps were not a major
A student in a wheelchair commuter
could not get from the
behind the Valk Agricultural
picks up speed
concern for him.
Building to anywhere on campus; the ramps on
Northwest was very
both sides were too steep. The Bell Tower, a symbol
ignored the steep ramp signs. They were fun."
as he rides down a ramp south of Colden Hall. Environmental
accessible." Driver said. "I
services were required to post
the intersection of various
warnings on ramps across campus which
Miller said people should have tried to
meet the one ramp for
sidewalks, sat at the top of a
understand that a person with a handicap was still
every inch of
where people who could walk had
options to exit a building, a person in a wheelchair often only
incline. Photo by Jon Baker
"People asked stupid things,
thought the campus had gotten a
you do wheelies?' or
accommodating a syllabus
to the capabilities of
more sidewalks and
here?'" Miller said. "It
Miller said construction on the J. W. Jones Student
Union made the bottom facilities inaccessible, a
there a speed limit
problem which was
quickly addressed by the administration at the
"As soon as we knew World inaccessible,
we just sat down a
beginning of the year. of Cuisine
put a sign above the door, and
people were supposed to help in any way,"
assistant to the
"They could get downstairs through the
toward improving accessibili ty
freight elevator, or a person could bring their food
campus, the population
OSO STUDENT LIPK
whole could have
"Sometimes there were good job."
Chris Prather, a lifetime wellness instructor, said to enlarge quizzes and tests for a | student who was legally blind. Shirley Steffens, associate professor of special
education, said a main point
with physical disabilities
language, or language that stressed the person, not the handicap. "It
the same as about someone
with glasses," Steffens \
"You would not
\ \ Y-.._y
say a glasseswearing person, you would say a person who wears It
quirky angles, but he did a
"I gave him an auto-focus camera, and on his assignments, he would shoot toward what he was
she often forgot
although the University
communications, found a similar challenge when she taught photojournalism to a student who was
12-minute run. Laura Widmer, assistant professor of
were allowed to skip lower-body strength excersises, and did a 12-minute ride instead
HAMDICAPPBO STUOKNT ACCKSSABILITV OS1
THE PROFESSiONAL#eiS7LIMG by Jason Closet wrestling fans
States Wrestling visit to Northwest.
main draws on the
appearance of one former and two current Northwest students
â€”^Jason "Big Daddy Fullz" Fuller, Anthony "Ace"
Bowden and Jeremy "Rock Hard" Galloway. The main event belonged
Fullz. Fuller, a
former defensive lineman for the Northwest football team,
incorporated two current Bearcat football players for his
As the doors closed at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center,
opening, Aaron Becker and "Big
Daddy asked us and told us it would be pretty sweet
we walked him in,"
and we would be bodyguards
cheap-shotted in the past."
won their matches.
they saw on TV.
The showcase, directed by Dr. Charles Schultz, consisted
who only had
The showcase was
For one night, three wrestlers got to live the dream of
dimmed. The Freshman/Transfer Showcase was about
of 25 students
the chattering of the audience calmed
"The World of Carl
Sandburg." Sandburg was a poet who also wrote fables and parables.
referred to as "the poet of the people."
Sandburg's work reflected
While he was a
collector of jokes, he also dealt with other issues, including
on babies, knowledge, growing up, marriage,
Brandon Morgan, a member of the cast, was intrigued by Sandburg's work. "Initially,
was not sure
"He grew on me though.
Morgan thought Hhulu by Chrialy Chesnul
had worked hard
In a sense,
He was a
the cast performed well,
T N E
that addressed racism in the South.
1925, citizens had yet to accept blacks into their community
Heaven" was staged on the
porch and yard of an old mansion belonging to Miss
and the witches of Salem, Mass.
The play centered around accusations
The mansion used to be a part of a plantation. Miss Simpson
a black ser\ant, part of the
theater department decided to present the
trials in a different light.
obviously close and were enjoying growing old together.
remarks when he discovered
"New Hope," was not being left to
his brother but to
Miss Simpson and her son.
In the last scene of the play,
and Miss Madison were not slavery,
was revealed Miss Simpson
just friends. In the
men of the house snuck into slave quarters, where
in tcxiay's society.
of hate such as gays, the mentally
and the poor.
Although the purpose of the play was audience, another goal social
That helf>ed Son
Above the stage were screens that showed other victims
Madison's father was one of those men; consequently. Miss sisters.
culminated in the present.
could have been alive
Simpson and Miss Madison were
Instead of having the setting
Director Jim Eiswert said that helped
they often had affairs with the black
of the play remain in the 1660s Puritan era, each act
progressed the play into a
certain individuals against others
formerly been slaves. She and Miss Madison were
Son, one of Miss Madison's sons, threw an enormous
the townspetiple of Salem
Madison, a cranky, outspoken but gcxxi-natured woman.
Communication and Theatre Arts
presented "The Crucible," the story of Abigail Williams
The scene was a town in Georgia called Second Samuel. In
was our hope reflect
to entertain the
make the audience aware of
that this production
on the human
which had been castigated and
from our past and present crucified," Eiswert said.
see the rightness behind his mother's desire to leave her
home to Miss Simpson. Brandy Toma believed the play showed the way people really felt at the time.
"The play showed how blacks felt in the South during the transition
between equality and slavery," Toma
humorous and entertaining way, "A Higher
Heaven" demonstrated the tensions and bonds between blacks and whites in the South.
DANCE by Kimberly Mansfield
The music "7/7
productions in British theater.
Murray's natural talent was apparent to all as she
curtain rose at
tapped her feet
melody of the
to the music.
could not rest
Arts Center; the
(janced for her
her spirit waits, waiting
for her true
love to return.
"Spirit of the
together for all
danced as one combining Irish step, ballet, jazz, tap and flamenco dance with a compelling story in the
and love songs
. ^ her ,feet, that,
"They were well-trained, and they
had such talent. They were all in synch."
The show originated
love story, produced and
Worldwide Productions, had been
champion, led the
Dance Company ^
as well as lighting
Degan anO Sne WOUld danCe aCrOSS the lA/nr/H
the production," Wheeler said.
Audience members had different perspectives of the best
part of the production.
rtni inHlnn fTi tHfi^
The audience appreciated
beat of the
talent showcased by dancers and
readily at the
the performance with Irish
what had become
drums, every fyfoi^C,
one of the most successful
thunderous applause and a ctanHino ovation. standing nvaHnn
presenting the image of mystery in the
running for three years. Patricia
once again and
most people could not," Mike Boudreau
two hour performance.
told her that he
More than 30
She fOUnd him.
Quotes from the synopsis courtesy of Productions
IN A triangle formation, company pauses for the
thunderous applause from the audience to cease. "Spirit of the Dance" had Ijeen running for three years Photo courtesy of Dublin Worldwide Productions
AFTER A RIGOROUS dance the
breath before beginning the next scene. "Spirit of the Dance" was made
a compilation of different dance Photo courtesy of Dublin Worldwide Productions
MEMBERS OF THE Dublin Worldwide Productions "Spirit of the Dance" pause midroutine as the ethreal spint makes an appearance. Her spirit would not rest until she found her true love. Photo courtesy of Dublin Worldwide Productiorts
OF THK DANCC OSS
by Jammie Silvey & Kimberly Mansfield When the International Ballet ^^~rh^ Nl itrr^rl/'^r^^ Haley Theatre presented the ballet
based on the book
ballet is da/fet /s "The Nutcracker," the performance was localized as 32
School of Dance were asked to be
Nutcracker ^UL L idL Kci and aflU
a part of
However, choosing which \/\/ritten
comfortable with the routine
students from Miss Heather's
Vest, a 10-year-old dance
for only a
^^ p j^y^ C\^xs. Stahlbaum received a
nutcracker from her godfather for
Christmas at the party her parents threw. asleep and
students out of the hundred f-lrtfffyi
After the party, Clara
students was a diplomatic
dreamed her nutcracker came
process because they were chosen by the sizes of
'The teacher asked 24 girls, some who had been
the costumes, which could not be altered.
practiced lots," Vest said. "I
of Miss Heather's School of
scenes. In the opening scene, they
for sizes before
chosen," said Julie Deen, a 13-
children at the
party. In the
"Once we got
took place at
there the longest, then
we were officially
matter of it."
Hard work was required
In 1892, the firstshowing of 'rheNutcracker^'
with Mother Ginger and her Bon Bons. "It
just a neat experience to have,"
of all involved,
ballet since they only had a for the
over a month to prepare
performance. Learning the routine was also
a challenge since they
With the uniquely
evening was magical for the student dancers and the
Pulled facts courtesy http://www.nutcrackerballet.net/html/home.html
CLARA DANCES WITH Nutcracker pnnce
Russian dance company invited a dance studio. Miss Heather's School of Dance, to join them on stage. Photo by Sarah Phipps local
IN THE KINGDOM of the Sweets, the company pairs off to represent different parts of the wortd. different sweets.
as well as
The Nutcracker was
performed in front of a sell-out crowd. Photo by Sarah Phipps
THE LAND of SrK>w. Clara and her nutcracker prince dance Director Vladimir Shumeinkin brought the traditional Christmas play to IN
Northwest. Photo by
Amy Roh Tmk Nutcnackbr OB7
A GRADUATE WALKS
across the stage as President Dean Hubbard stretches out a hand of
The commencement ceremony tool< place at Bearcat arena. Photo by Jason Myers congratulations.
GRADUATES WEAR SMILES at the first December commencement ceremony. About 300 students graduated. Photo by Jason Myers
THE DIPLOMAS, STACKED
await their recipients. So many graduates' friends and family attended graduation that some had to stand during the ceremony. Photo by Jason
ecial events call for Itv
Northwest had two firsts the weekend of Dec.
December graduation ceremony
the players returned to the hotel after
and the first time the Bearcat football team won the
winning the game, there was a
with a stage inside. Their caps and gowns were
previous years, seniors completing
graduation requirements in December came back
go through the ceremony
nuirketing, organized the ceremony.
spectators had to stand
during the ceremony. Graduate Mike Vinson had
no complaints despite the seating "I
was organized and went
received their diploma, and
names, they came forward
of glory; they
Coppinger, Bearcat Center.
national championship and then graduating from college."
The weekend was a big one for Northwest. Three
hundred students graduated
thought the ceremony was really nice,"
waiting there inside for them. Coach Mel
attendance and ran out of seating in the back of
and President Dean Hubbard gave them
The organizers estimated less family and
watching the Bearcats they had
followed during their college careers achieve theirs.
done." Lisa Gruenloh, 1992 graduate of
for those in
took a different course than normal. There
were five Bearcat players graduating and three coaches
They were unable -'
night before the in
completed their to
game because they were
Alabama, but the administration had
AFTER WINNING THE NCAA
National Championship, graduates Division Aaron Crowe. Bnan Sutton. Steve Coppinger and Bob Baker, joined by Coach Mel Tjeerrndsma. attend a makeshift graduation ceremony at their hotel m Florence. Ala. Five seniors eamed tt>eir bachelor's degrees and three coaches eamed their master's degrees Ptwto by Jason Myers II
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AT THE ANNUAL
Franklin Park decorators use poles to
put Christmas lights up on a high tree.
The decorations were a way Maryville conrimunity to show spirit. Photo by Sarah Phipps
AS A WAY
to get into the holiday
mode Maryville community members decorate Franklin Park. The decorations included lights, story books, a manger and north pole scene. Photo by Sarah Phipps
for the wings, large shells for the skirt, small shells for the head.
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060 STUDENT Life
dream up anything
heart inspire hy AniMnda
an economy where college students survived
Northwest found an easy way
Courtney King made a wide assortment of gifts
from sweatshirts the
they were fun projects, but could get a
a lot less stressful
a part of
my time that was spent."
VanBuskirk and Dixie Salisbury, two
summer. As soon as
had seen made were
Christmas bulbs, Styrofoam ornaments, pillows
angels," VanBuskirk said.
section received their Christmas fabric in early
magazines, which had patterns available. She said
'The most popular
material usually sold out early, and that the craft
King received most of her ideas from
cheaper," King said.
and they knew
hands," HeUer said. "Whenever
made something hke into
Wal-Mart craft section saleswomen, said their craft
"They were more personal, and they were
homemade gifts ranged from $1-$15.
"They could kx)k
to sell the
about $4 per yard.
was feeling a little thin around
Christmas, and one was feeling creative, there
were inexpensive gift ideas
though." Lanetta Heller had a special talent that she put to use
Christmas came. As a child her
grandmother taught her how crochet.
She had crocheted
blankets since high school. "It
was something that 1 could
do that was unique," Heller said. Heller found satisfaction in
VanBuskirk works m tt>e fabnc depanment. cutting a customer VanBuskirk said during the holiday season the material sold out
wAL-MART EMPLOYEE TRELUS lor
quicWy. Ptwto by Jason Myers
Crcativc chnistmas oei
MEETMARYVILLE by Matthew Pearl "When I asked where
A love story filled with Roman
'We were here and sexual innuendos
form of "A Funny Thing
The play, set during the height of the
said. "I did not stop
of laughs for the
of dedicated actors, including
hereforone night Learn the
and businesses was an exclusive
able to break the fourth
wall and talk to the audience with the producer's, director's
and author's permission," Taylor
approval with showers of laughter and applause.
entertained a full theater of
interacted with audience," Jen Jensen said.
did not seem like he was performing, and the
"A Funny Thing Happened on Forum" proved was
introductory character Prologus said, "Tragedy
tomorrow; comedy tonight."
tragedy, with a
be a success and the response
and community members with, as Taylor's
The crowd responded favorably, showing
words for Pseudolus
we went to
could not turn, so
Taylor during the performance.
audience. Encore's presentation of the
because the bus was
The liberty to use names of local people
more than two hours worth
"Did it get coid in here^'^
Pseudolus, the musical overseer and narrator
who was also played by Taylor, kept the audience
3 5661X1 iPgly
small-town business district. In one such reference
Taylor mentioned the Mandarin restaurant where
the actor ate dinner before the performance.
with cracks about Maryville and
restaurant called The Aloha," Taylor
Performing Arts Center,
could go to eat,
Taylor entertains the Northwest
community and students dunng 'A Funny Thing Happer>ed on the Way to the
Psuedolus on Broadway, personalized the performance by adding Maryville
played the role
landmarks such as the World Famous Outback to his monologues, Photo by Jason Myers IN THE OPENING act of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," Miles Gloriosus and one of the Courtesans wave to the audience. The
who sold the ladies to other men
THE SOLDIERS OF
introduce themsetves to the audience in the opening number of 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Some of the sddiers played
dunng the production and provided comical relief Photo by Jason Myers different roles
A PWNNV TMINO HAPPKNKO ON THK WAY TO TMK FONUM 0ÂŤ3
HENRY liKSr ORCHESTRA
The campus began
swing when the Henry Busse
Orchestra appeared for a concert to share the music that was
some new popularity with Generation
Singer Star Atchison provided vocals for songs such as
Heard That Song Before" and "Why Don't You Do
Some Other Men
"I liked to
In addition to being a
at Vanderbilt University's Blair
had the pictures
she talked in between her pieces," Fulmer
Encore performances, Katahn often
love watching pianists, so
a real treat for me,"
though, she was an incredible
Buffy Strong was taken by surprise concerning the overall
was popular. to
performer and very entertaining."
when big band
by how she responded
admitted her opinion came with a certain
"When Swing Was King" took the audience back to an era
combined her performances with
loved the arrangement of 'Night and
cool that they
Fulmer agreed with the hype surrounding Katahn, but
was a good opportunity to hear old swing band," Matt
School of Music.
and made the performance more personable.
the one-time stars of big band.
"She seemed very
background during the performance showed pictures of
well-known pianist who averaged
senior citizens, Katahn served as a full-time faculty member
liked the music," Lori
an almost forgotten era of music.
Raegan Fulmer was impressed with Katahn's musical
Some students made an appearance because of interest in
age three and brought nearly
50 concerts a year plus free performances for hospitals and
Students enjoyed the music and wished for a dance floor as they listened to big
half a century's experience to the stage of the
the audience clapped
along to songs such as "Dixieland" and "Oh, Johnny."
Katahn when she performed on campus.
Performing Arts Center.
decided to attend the event. filled
Katahn started her career
With the newfound popularity of swing, many students
As big band music
Northwest students were able to experience the talents of
pretty good," said Strong. "I really liked
was not what expected I
For only $3, students witnessed a well-respected
performer with an extensive background
crowd. Pholo by Jason Myers
Students agreed that
the time and
Students and community members
lane to relive
the times of small
bands by attending Mr.
The audience was small, but the enthusiasm was big when Jazz Poet David Clewell performed at the
Performing Arts Center. Clewell
professor of English at Webster University
He was backed up by
in St. Louis.
during his performance
a six-piece jazz
about 55 people on St. Patrick's
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jack Daniel's Original Silver Comet
Performing Arts Center.
The stage was set for Saturday, June 5,
and the Webster University Jazz Sextet
to 15 different poetry selections
works of famous poets to works that Clewell wrote himself.
Lynchburg, Tenn., population 361. Twelve musicians
Clewell's original pieces seemed to be the crowd's
1905, in the
entered the stage wearing early 1900s fashions, with instruments in hand. Each
took their seat in the
started with selections such as
"Moore County Indiana" and
Later the band began to play selections not consistent with
town bands would have played.
great getting to hear 'A
Medley,' " Raegan Fulmer said. Overall,
George M. Cohan
found the entire evening a
a big fan of his. of fun
Kelly Daniels emphasized that she liked
played music that was not characteristic of the period.
thought it was a good overview of the music of that time,
they expanded on each decade," Daniels
when each of the six
different instruments, a saxophone, trumpet, guitar, piano,
Although poetry was the basis of the event, the performance of the band was the crowd pleaser. "1
enjoyed the music better than the poetry," Halie Weigel
they played separately
you could hear each individual
Redding Kaler was impressed with the poetry.
that familiar with the music, but the readings
were pretty good, especially the 'What Some People Wouldn't Do' poem," Kaler
After the performance, Qewell took time out to sign
highlight was during the show's finale,
pieces such as
"What Some People Won't Do," which was about two
bass and drums, were featured in a soloist
"Alexander's Ragtime Band."
those that original small
lovers who did not have much else on their minds. Another
gazebo on stage and the time warp began.
favorites of the performance.
two hours, the evening came
band played "America the
to a close
forced to return to the late 1900s once again.
experienced an early 1900s setting and sampled the music of an almost lost era.
copies of his books.
Although they may have been unaware of jazz poetry before the event, attendees
with knowledge of the
11 BROTHERS sing "Jacob and Sons" at the beginning of the show. They performed a variety of music styles which included western, calypso, and blues. Photo by Sarah
THE NARRATOR, PLAYED
Jennifer Schrader, sings the prologue to the audience. At the
end of the show
the cast performed the "Joseph
Megamix," a medley
complete with dancing and strobe lights. Photo by Sarah Phipps
BECAUSE HE WAS
the favorite son,
Joseph received a technicolor dream coat from his father, which sparked the jealousy of his 11 brothers. Joseph, played by Adam Michaels, had the ability
predict the future by
interpreting people's dreams.
NIGHT by K
sold-out audience soared
dreams and dancing with
'We all dream a lot â€” some
Andrew Lloyd Webber's
through a night of dazzling
"Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
because she could not get in
in a sen.se
sometme else had, we
during the show. At one point, the
gyjgyiiice spotted the King (Elvis Presley)
Egypt. While they might have
expected to see an ordinary-looking pharaoh,
what they saw instead
Chris Pack said.
know people who were begging
of us were jealous brothers because
Tickets to the musical sold out
SOmC are POt.
0)uld kind of relate to the jealous
ended the show with the "Joseph
Megamix," a nonstop rundown of
'Tould It he lie
that I was horn
you?''Joseph singing to his brothers
has got me
on the minds
of audience "It
me nice and tell me what It
dreams" multicolored coat.
Although the performance lasted about an hour
with fast-paced choreography and strobe lights
empowered Joseph with psychic
Although the play was set in biblical times, many
King" audience members identified with certain
show Northwest had seen
JOSEPH And Tmk Amazino Techincolor Dreamcoat oe7
Northwest Week had
were four days of
activities that took place
over campus to raise school
the "Northwest Night of Champions," which celebrated the
On Tuesday, an honors dinner was held. Wednesday, the Fair, as
well as the Big
Man on Campus
competition, sponsored by Delta Zeta sorority, took place.
Colby Mathews, who was sponsored by Sigma Kappa, won the contest.
students, they toned
attractions, students could ride a virtual reality
Also during Northwest Week, Katie Eidson was crowned
people," Student Senate President Laura
was one event to
a difference, and
have a good turnout.
Community Blood Center
Kansas City's appearance
Conference Center and anyone
at the University
who met the blood center's
requirements could participate in the charitable event.
Northwest Week gave students and faculty
We were looking to make
Student Senate sponsored The
really pleased with the participation
While many of the events surrounding Halloween were
at the door.
We were definitely going to do this next year."
sponsored by Student Senate and Campus Activity
their school spirit
was the first year," Peasley said. "So
Tower Queen and Tower Service Awards were handed out,
high school and college
benefited the Special Olympics, which
we got from
were charged $1
President Chris Peasley said.
a really big success.
and while they
coming through, so it would not be too scary for them," TKE
machine. Later, 3 PC Suit, formerly known as Distinguished
to the public,
"We had different calls to let them know when kids were
success of the Northwest athletic teams.
events took place, there
addition to the Halloween menu.
at their armex. It
Two new events occurred on Monday:
Northwest students were no exception and
The members of Tau Kappa Epsilon held a haunted house
r,,. ^ n, u Photo by Amy Roh ,.
to the millions of college kids that dressed
than any other before it.
for kids, but
and have some fun
in the process.
No matter how you chose to spend Halloween, there were plenty of places to find tricks and
Night of 1,000 Laughs was an
The game between Northwest Missouri
evening of stand up comedy.
to date "these days,"
"Metro Sports, which was Kansas City, was looking
production company in
MIAA commissioner's office,"
Director of said,
we would show one
helf>ed sponsor this
Marketing/ Promotions Ken White said. "They
considering the high female
opportunity to televise the
University females could relate
women a>uld relate to. She had a dialogue about
and Missouri Southern State College provided
Melanie Camarcho started the night off with
games each week.'"
Photo by Jennifer Meyers
The audience responded well However, she was graphic at
and some students did
Some parts were
students believed everyone could relate to
understand," Jason Greer said. "She
am black also."
He also had
which he executed whenever he
brought more variety to
and body language) he had made
Neb., where about 150 enthusiastic alumni
congregated to watch the game on four big screen
Athletic Director Jim
It was broadcasted
Metro Sports gave
million homes, "
some coverage and normally
an opportunity to see
Night of 1,000 Laughs was a success with the
the Bearcats in
that they appreciated the
were not the only way people outside
Maryville could see the
was evident from the animated gestures of the audience,
and the roaring laughter,
at the Scorecard in
allowed Bearcat fans across the country
"He was funnier," Greer said. "All the animation (with his
of the bigger showings
the stage than Carmarcho.
across the country for
cable company and other companies broadcasted the game.
Pablo Francisco had a more varied dialogue.
televisions that lined the party-room wall.
"She spoke mostly about women, but
Camarcho's female-related material.
Screen Football Parties" in 12
not like that.
"She was a
The Northwest Alumni Foundation sponsored "Big
The idea behind Greek Week
help promote Greek unity rather than making
The Greek Week committee, made up of individuals from
campus, worked hard
was accomplished by a scavenger hunt
"The scavenger hunt was fun,"
many of the other events, this
between each organization.
Sigma Kappa and Sigma Phi Epsilon
The format of Greek Sing it
more of a talent showcase. In the past, it had been
the groups gathered around the Bell
Tower. In Spring the Greeks performed on the it
work with other Greeks.
won those battles.
and kickball tournament.
work with other Greeks
instead of competing as one sorority."
Sigma Alpha and Alpha Kappa Lambda swept the canoe race. Delta Chi and
capsized and received a
north steps of the Bell Tower with
Tau Kappa Epsilon
of the other
making an arch around
the steps in
order for everyone to hear and see what was going on.
Greek Sing were Alpha Sigma
Alpha and TKE. "Greek Sing worked better because
people to see the chapter performing," Greek
hand look at Golden Pond. More
Rule said. "People could also see
points were awarded to the
organizations for adviser
performing on a stage so the
participation in the event.
audience could see them."
strong again with more
was gross," Matthews said.
was moist and squishy
put the chapter
Theta Chapter was alive and
Colby Matthews was one of the individuals
Greek unity. This
chapter was an organization
there like a dirty diaper."
Greek Week and
SIGMA KAPPA MEMBER Jen Boatright, "Hera _,
The ,,,.. Ultimate Frisbee .
Tournament was 070 STUDENT LIFE
up the next participant for the Greek Sing. 7«m« Ld M«r« were Lr« selected ««i«rt«ri to m oversee nvfir««« all «ii Zeus and Hera events and provide witty commentary during the evenXs. Photo by Amy Roh calls
... ... / . -^^ii^ was built entirely of enthusiastic ,
'continued on page 072
COMPLETE WITH HAND
motions and Christina Norman from Delta Zeta compete with their sisters at Greek Sing. Delta Zeta was successful during Greek Week, receiving numerous awards including Holle Spellman
Greek Week philanthropy.
Photo by Amy Roh
ALPHA GAMMA RHO
"Zeus" announces and entertains tfie crowd at the Greek Sing At the Zeus
and Hera tryouts Wall sang to a rubber ducky while he took a bath Photo by
SIGMA PHI EPSILON
Ashentrop participates in tug-of-war at Greek Week The Alpha Gamma Rhos won the tug-of-war The games were a contest between the fraternities arnJ sororrties
and was one
popular events of
week Ptmto by
OnCKK WEEK 071
Changes and new events improve
* continued from
enjoyed the chance to get to
had a lot of fun," Dianna Cooke said.
of the hassle of preparing for
"We were impressed
know a lot of other people, and we got away from all
every event during
Greek Week, and were proud of their
The TKEs won awards
Greek Week and
president, Chris Peasly said.
"We were proud
what we did and accomplished when we put our minds
Rule thought the week was a huge success.
had a good time."
Throughout the week, Greeks
tried to raise
awareness of themselves by donating school
do new things and
listened to the
concerns and needs of all the chapters," Rule said.
supplies to area schools and
things so each chapter could
the children of
Headstart and school.
succeed in different areas."
Greek Week changes were
The women of Delta Zeta
and Sigma Alpha
brought about by suggestions
donating the most items and
from each organization. Rule
and Phi Sigma Kappa won
thought that the changes
Greek Week more successful.
for the fraternities.
The Greek Feast and Olympiad activities.
finished off the
well run," Rule
committee; they were
During the Olympiad,
as tug-of-war, five-
We kept the interests
legged race, balloon toss and an
and needs of all chapters in mind
obstacle course took place.
when we made the changes."
The week came .,
to a close with
the awards ceremony,
everyone to find out hard work had paid
072 STUDENT Lire
AT THE GREEK SING Tau Kappa Epsilon ^^„^^^ ^^^^^„ ^^^^^^ ^^ his fraternity brothers sing 1950s style music. The TKEs earned awards for events such as Greek song, Philanthropy, Olympiad, and Banner. Photo by A'^y f^o^
The week was successfully brought
to a close,
preparations to be underway for the next Greek
SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA member. Michelle Falcon tries to stay on her leel
races to the linish
around with her head
a baseball bat The Tn Sigmas won the bat race and beat out the other sororities
AFTER SLIDING a combination of syrup, snack mix and mustard. Jem Kenyon stops and laughs.
The Greek Olympiad had a
variety of events including a bat race,
and a water balloon race. Photo by Amy Roh tug-of-war. a five legged race
Greek Week Awards Order of Omega Awards Outstanding Greek Sponsor: Kenneth
Sigma Phi Epsilon Outstanding Greek organization: sorority-Sigma Sigma Sigma;
fratemity-Sigma Phi Ep>silon
Greek Song: Alpha Sigma Alpha
Tau Kappa Epsilon Philanthropy: Delta Zeta, Sigma Alpha & Phi Sigma Kappa Olympiad: Sigma Sigma Sigma & Tau Kappa Epsilon Overall Games: Sigma Kappa & Tau Kappa Epsilon Banner: Alpha Sigma Alpha it Tau Kappa Ef>silon Overall Creek Games: Alpha Sigma Alpha & Tau Kappa Epsilon Individual Results Chariot Races: Delta Zcta
Sigma Phi Epsilon Canoe Race: Sigma Alpha & Alpha Kappa Lambda Bat Race: Sigma Sigma Sigma tt Delta Sigma Phi Tug of War: Sigma Alpha & Alpha Gamma Rho Five-Legged Race: Sigma Kappa & Tau Kappa Epsilon Water Balloon: Sigma Sigma Sigma It Tau Kappa Epsilon Obstacle Cource: Phi
Tau Kappa Epsilon Chalk Draw: Phi Mu Sc Tau Kappa Epsion
ORCKK WKKK 073
STUDENTS DANCE AT of the
Maryville bars on a
night. Lucky's, formerly the
Sports Page, was a popular bar for dancing. Photo by Sarah Phipps
AT MURPHY'S JASON Menefee watches an episode of "South Park," a popular cartoon on Comedy Central. Every Wednesday Murphy's aired "South Park" and had drink specials to attract more students. Photo by Amy
074 STUDENT LIFE
iiSlfwdpnts search for
Finding something to do in Maryville was just
difficult as finding a
The bars were an obvious choice and were a big part of Maryville nightlife.
by Jim DuvieH
"Sometimes we would just get a bunch of friends
parking spot on the
Northwest campus, according
With a variety of bars to
choose from, students relied on specials and
together and have a
small bar on the east side of town, gained
was just glad to see the students
come down to this side of town While the personality bit,
in Maryville held a steady persona.
else could say they
had seen 'Weekend
"Besides drinking games, I loved playing spades
and speed with
There was also bowling at Bearcat Lanes. students found
Murphy's did change a
do something besides
Card games were another way students
"The turn out really did not surprise me," owner
movie night," Tina Kehr said.
Bemie's' 23 times?"
customers by showing "South Park" on Wednesday nights and sponsoring drink specials.
promotions to decide where to go. Murphy's, a
be a good stress
matter what type of entertainment was
desired, Maryville could
was bar hopping, kncKking down
a few pins or
Students were often faithful to bars they enjoyed.
hanging out and watching movies, Maryville
going to the Outback from time to time
studying was also an option.
for the drink specials," Michelle
large dance floor
found that Lucky's had a
good atmosphere and
However, going to the bar was not the only thing to do.
^j (^e OF a game
students found other
ttie kxal hoi spots. Luc^ys. Nk* Kemerling prepares to take his turn dunng pod Luckys oftered dafx;ing. pod. and nightty dnnk specials to stay competitive
with other t}ars in Maryville Photo
by Jason Myers MANTVII.I.K
NiONT Lire OTS
Coordinator's planning makes by Jackie Tegen
any other during the school
empty and as
Union was closed, yet campus was
However, the only students seen were those walking a straight
the hall of
Activity Center into Bearcat Arena, black
professors toward the hundreds of
reserved for them, and the 537 diplomas that
The stage was
administrators and distinguished speakers. Each
much earlier to make
After the ceremony, the
committee made sure the reception on the fine arts for the graduates
perfectly lined-up; a
was like being in a wedding or like the end
a journey," Childers said.
sure it was a wonderful
memory for the students."
made commencement a
ceremony for graduates and
of the 3,630 seats
looked beautiful for the graduates and their
awaited them on the stage.
sure the stage was set up and the chairs were lined
lawn was ready
The nervousness and excitement showed on the faces as they
the grounds crew
on each. While the graduates arrived
Commencement Coordinator Janice Childers, and several others already had been there for
hours preparing for the ceremony. "I
got there at about 6 p.m. to
wait for the florists and the organ
CORPORATE WELLNESS MAJOR Brenda Fletcher receives her bachelor's degree cum
to arrive," Childers said. "But
laude from Ron De Young, dean of the College of Professional and Applied Studies. There were about 537 graduation candidates present for the ceremony. Photo by /^my Wo/j
THE UNIVERSITY WIND Symphony performs 'Academic Procession Marcti' as graduates proceed into the
arena. Al Sergei conducted the Wir>d
Symphony throughout exercises Photo by
RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
Northwest graduates watch a live broadcast of the ceremony in Charles Johnson Theater. Graduates could only invite four people because of limited seating Photoby Sarah Phipps
EXCITEMENT IS EVIDENT on Sarah Lunds and Corey Pnest's faces as enter the arena. Lund recerved a
degree in pre-professtonal zoology arxl Pnest received a degree in preprofessiofwl biology Photo by Amy
The Northwest Softball team celebrate»«fle^r winniog a
Western State College
Coach PamKnoMherl 00th. collegWlewjj^ fiiato
by Amy Roh
AFTER COMPLETING HIS Brian Cornelius runs
press. Cornelius, an art major, cross
country and track runner learned to
his time between completing projects and attending two practices a day. Photo by Amy Roh
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
spoiled by the intensity of cross country training. Brian Cornelius, an
academic Ail-American, finished 7th in in 1 997. Photo by Amy Roh
EDUCATION MAJOR SUE-ann Zeiger helps Haley Pypes and Anthony
Laboratory School. Zieger was a student teacher at Horace Mann and first
the Bearcat Softball
team. Photo by Amy
080 SPORTS FKATURK
J ^r lost
often, athlete; captured the spotlight
their respective playing fields.
were judged by athletic performance on game days. What most did not realize was that athletes Northwest had
to attend classes
work on top
The University policy
University-sponsored event allowed that student to be excused
from class when need
Although teachers preferred
athletes not miss their class, they understood the
of their athletic
myself missing Football player
Ryan George said team members
class two times
ahead so they would miss as few classes as possible.
"When we first signed up for classes, we were not supposed to take any classes past 2 p.m., unless
to leave for
a week, but
was even more
when we went
away games without missing our classes." Although George
tried to attend all his classes,
always possible. " I tried to go to as
much class as
when you could
on road trips,"
possibly could, but there were
up and we knew we would not be able to make it, we were supposed
our professors and
was still a problem, then we had
the coaches talk to
might have been a struggle
some, but the
University policy and understanding instructors helped athletes stay on top
of their academic careers
Balancino Sports and Studies oat
MANY SIGNS SHOWED appreciation for the Divison
the ESPN2's broadcast of
game. Over 3,000 fans went
Florence, Ala., to see the Bearcats win
the championship. Photo by
AS DEREK LANE 2one.
reaches the end
Chad Thompson and Andy
Erpelding celebrate the Bearcats first touchdown. Playing with an Injured shoulder. Larw ran lor 79 yards on 18 cames Ptmto by Amy Roh
Bearcats traveled to Florence, Ala., to play
College for the
game would bring Maryville some recognition.
Safety Frank Taylor hoped the championship
"Everyone wanted to pick it up for the game," Taylor said "No one ever really seemed to know .
about Maryville, and
we just wanted
on the map."
With rain pouring down on approximately 3300 fans, the Bearcats began the first quarter and
showed signs of early jitters. Neither team managed any points until the second quarter.
when the Bearcats were forced to punt the ball, Jeff LeBlanc kicked it downfield, where it rested on the 5-yard line. Carson-Newman's Ques Rumph picked up the ball and ran downfield. After 20 yards, he
was smashed by Bearcat strong safety David Carlson, causing a fumble recovered
by outside linebacker Joe Quinlan. The offensive team wasted Greisen
hit receiver J.R. Hill for a
time. Quarterback Chris
14-yard gain. Running back Derek Lane finished
running 8 yards into the end zone, giving the Bearcats a 7-6 lead.
When soggy weather became a rest of the half,
defense shut out
Carson-Newman found themselves
Municipal Stadium. With 10:11
stretched the lead,
the score 24-6.
further behind as the rain continued
rest of the
the game, Greisen
game was a
When the final whistle blew. Bearcat fans surged onto the field team on an outstanding performance. Defensive end
and the offense
battle for the Eagles.
to congratulate their football
Adam Horn hoped
championship would help bridge the gap between the college and Maryville "It
giving the Bearcats a 17-6 lead at halftime.
In the second half,
factor, the Bearcat
was hard to put into words exactly what we had accomplished, but I thought we found to bring together
both the students and the townspeople," Horn
AFTER THE BEARCATS 24-6 victory over Carson-Newman College. comerback Twan Young celebrates The win gave the Bearcats the national chanr>pÂŤooship Photo by Jsson Myers
The win gave the Bearcats a team ever
5-0 season, the
Bearcats entered the
playoffs with home-field advantage and performances of recent
games suggested they
With one week
^ B mSm
to prepare, the
BY BR/M3 BRENTLINGER
Bearcats hosted the University of
Nebraska-Omaha. The Bearcats scored with a 78-yard drive on their first offensive possession. Although
UNO scored on the next possession, the Bearcats scored again when wide receiver
Tony Miles caught
from qaurterback Chris Greisen and ran 29 yards
Wide receiver Ryan George and Greisen later connected on an the
game 28-14. Ghosts
11 -yard pass.
The Bearcats won
of playoffs past haunted the Bearcats as they prepared to host
University of Northern Colorado. The Bears took the Bearcats out of the 1996 and 1997 playoffs.
"Ever since last year's loss, we knew that if we could get past Northern Colorado that we could
real far in the playoffs,"
The Bearcats intercepted
trailed late in the
second quarter. Turnovers cost the Bears
confident in his team as
the national championship game, head coach
return by Becker to the Bears' 30-yard line
allowed a Bearcat touchdown. Three more touchdowns secured the
One game away from
prepared to play Texas
Mel Tjeerdsma was
"The reason for this team's success was that they had evolved," Tjeerdsma said. "They became
of a family, and, as the season
had gone on, cared more and more about one another."
The Bearcats fell behind during the first half, but stayed focused. Greisen unloaded a 65-yard pass to wide receiver Willie Cohen, to put Northwest back ahead. later
of his three
when Holmes blocked
touchdowns before the
Holmes and outstanding a
touchdown. Northwest led
28-1 7 at halftime.
sent the Bearcats
special teams play helped the Bearcat cause
end zone by comerback Twan Young
Two more Kingsville touchdowns could not stop
feriKious Bearcat play, highlighted by 14 and 86 yard
The 49-34 win
touchdown passes of Miles and Greisen
their fans in cars,
Ct)llege in their final
buses and airplanes to Florence, Ala.,
WIDE RECEIVER TONY
Miles waits to catch quarterback Chris Greisen's pass. The 42- 1 7 win against University of Northern Colorado allowed the Bearcats to continue in the playoHs. Photo by
FANS RUSHED THE
goalposts after the Bearcats
to tear down the won the final playoff
game 49-34 against Texas A&M UniversityKingsville. One of the posts was earned to Golden Pond, while the other was carried to the World
Famous Outback and
cut into souvenir pieces.
Photo by Jason Myers
THE NORTHWEST DEFENSIVE puts pressure on University of Northern
Colorado's quarterback Corte McGuffey The defense sacked McGufley OfKe and intercepted four of his passes. Photo by Sarah Phipps
Football PLAVorrs OSS
witnessed the most exciting season in Northwest history
the team finished 15-0.
This was the Bearcat's second consecutive undefeated regular
On four different occasions, the Bearcats scored 50 or more points in a game. Head coach Mel Tjeerdsma was pleased with his team's performance against opponents, even the ones that were not having an exceptional year.
"When we played Missouri-Rolla, we knew that they had been struggling, and that could have often caused a mental letdown, but this team played strong, and they always played as a team,"
At the memorable game against Emporia State University, the Bearcats set a new school record for points in a
Bearcats their third straight
Tjeerdsma gained his 100th career win, and the win gave the
One of the biggest turnouts all season, 7,700 fans were on hand to watch the Bearcats tame rival Pittsburg State University with a 23-18 victory.
defensive back Charlie left in
the Gorillas to go 80 yards with the Bearcats took on
the Northwest record
and play a game of field
later in the
no time-outs left. The defense stopped the Gorillas final threat.
book as he eclipsed
University, quarterback Chris Greisen broke last year's single
himself. Special teams killed the Bulldogs chances as they
in the fourth quarter
Pugh returned a kick off 99 yards for a touchdown. With about a minute
the game, Tjeerdsma opted to give
The big play came
season passing record that he set
fumbled the punt snap and blocked
game. The Bearcats came away with 41-7
Running back Kyle Sharp said the excellent team chemistry came from the senior leadership. "This year's group of seniors really showed leadership, and, by the end of the season, we were all
playing on the same page," Sharp said.
With the regular season complete, the Bearcats prepared for the playoffs. ^ '
were rperfect Although o they /
^S THE WAYNE
State defense falls around him, wide receiver Tony Miles
continues down the field. The Bearcats
season games, the best of the Bearcats was yet to come.
destroyed Wayne State 51 -2. Photoby
Amy Roh ose spomts
RUNNING BACK DEREK Lane rushes past
Lane went on
110 yards, helping the Bearcats secure their second win of the season. Photo by to rush
Conference Midwestern State
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C Pugh. S. Holmes. B Sutton. J Oumim, JR. Cohen. T Miles. C Greisen, J McMenamm. B. C Burke. D. Pumell. J Nally. B J SobczyK. T Young. C Hurd. T Warren. K. Abdullah. R Miller. M Smith, Janten. A Crowe. Z Dahlgren. Lane, T Myers. F Tayior. G Bonnett. Vacek. E Fnednch. G Sutton. J LeBtanc. K Stewart. P. Seemarw, J Gassman. Simmoos. T Wootsey. D. Carlson. T. Sly. M Felton. B. Wifliams. L Schneider, graduate assistant Will Wagner Roster:
Wayr>e. A Crow. S Courier. Thompson. A Tirrvnerman. A. Cowherd. Hill.
S Coppinger. D Becker, A Becker. J Glab. D DoH. A Erpeting. K Pavtich. J Knutton. B Cook. J Tyler.W Ragar. J Beeck. J Roesslein. J Eilers. S Wriderr>ess. P Glonoso. A Smith. C Thompson. B Baker. G Goudge, A Tuttle. C Stumpenhaus, S Wand. M Williams. D Luellen, Wilson.
R George. C
Buckwalter. J One.
Cimntano. C. SmiÂťi,
Bodenhausen. J James. T J
S Comer. B Scheru. A B Stmpson
Season roormALX. oa7
AS THE CROWD
roars and the
players present the trophies for their
undefeated season, Brian Sutton cheers with them. Sutton was one of the four team captains, along with Chris Greisen, Aaron Crowe and Steve Coppinger. Photo by Valerie Mossman
DURING CELEBRATION WEEKEND,
the Bearcats gave fans
the opportunity to receive their favorite
players autographs. Punter Jeff LeBlanc signed a football for a fan. Photo by Amy Rah
he weekend of Jan. 30 gave he chance
l)earcat fcxitball fans the
to celebrate the
season of accomplishments. Saturday's events began with
an autograph session
.mdcoachesat Bearcat Arena. St.
Joseph, Mo., residents Jeff Tcxdd and his son Chris came to
were pleased with the turnout "This
really tied the
Brown made an appearance and gave
women's basketball game. She coach Mel Tjeerdsma
many of the football games and
the school together," Jeff said.
a city proclamation at halftime of the
also presented quarterback Chris Greisen with a gift for
Next, the championship trophies were presented at halftime of the men's game.
Sunday's celebration began with an award ceremony heard a special rendition of the Lynyrd Skynyrd rewritten
by cheerleading coach John Yates. Director of Athletics Jim Redd spoke and showed
a highlight film recapping
memorable footage from every game. When Tjeerdsma addressed
the crowd, he said the events were a success because Maryville
"What made this such a big story was many of our supporters and kids,"
Arena. Those in attendance
"They worked with them and became friends and, as
they had become a
part of the team."
As the weekend concluded, the fans and the players were able to
appreciate what the football
team had done
for the school
entire Northwest DURING HALFTIME. DIRECTOR Tjeerdsma with the Coach
of Athletics Jim Redd presents coach Mel Year award This was Tjeerdsmas first national
Photo by Amy Roh
FOOTBALL CKLKBIIATION OC*
State University 1-3,0-
Pittsburg State University
Missouri Southern 3-2.
Southwest Baptist 3-1,4 Central IVlissouri State University 0-3,
Emporia State 3-2. 0-31
Missouri Western State College 2-3.
University 2-3. .
Overall MIAA Conference Record
MIDDLE HITTER ABBY Williams sets the ball during a match against Pittsburg State University in Bearcat
Arena. Williams had 35 assists during the match, helping the Bearcats win 15-5, 15-5
and 15-7. Photo by Sarah
—A MJfeGrdMue. AkbiJcum*rman. Lindsay HstX And Ka«te Thompson. Back Row: Asst. Coach Pam Knox, Graduate Assistant Carrie Lundy, Abbie Wilmes, Marissa Paul, Sarah Lafiore,
Jennifer Monson, Julie Brophy.
Ouast and Head Coach Sara
the Bearcat volleyball squad entered competition last
an inexperienced group of players. What no one could predict leadership that
would come from the squad of primarily
"Sophomores had been the mainstay of
time was the intense
and second year
team," coach Sarah Pelster said.
pleased with their progress."
The Bearcats were picked
seventh in the
preseason poll, which
motivated the team to rally for a final ranking in fifth place
three better than the season before.
"We set high goals,"
said. "After finishing eighth in conference last season,
MIAA, a conference which seemed
the national tournament,
were a big
to finish in fifth."
send a contender to
according to Pelster. Especially
factor all season," Pelster said.
The team presevered
was no small
in spite of the
players that continued to miss games.
move some players to different positions,"
"We Got the
Injuries kept the
but a definite high
team from |X)int
tournaments. The Bearcats
hitting a true
for the season,
the group's performance in
opportunity to play several
the Huntsville, Ala., tournament
tough teams and went on 3-1 in the
to finish 3-1 at Montevallo, Ala.
for the next season included first
run for the national tournament.
TIME," Jill SAID. "It
short amount of
"We wanted most
Drury College and Simpson College tournaments.
The team's goals a
A CHANCE TO IN MIDAIR. JIU. Ouast prepares to
spike the ball to her Washburn University opporwnts Atttwugh the Bearcats came close to winning every game Washtxim won 3-0. Ptwto by
playing somewhere in
December next season," Pelster said.
PERFORM VERY WELL." VOl.l.KTaAI.L
Bearcat Distance Classic
Dana College Open Ur-iversitv of
First place jt^;^. '^^^ Nebraska-Lincoln IBPI^I&iSF^ First * »— , ,
Invitational First plac
MIAA Championship Second
Great Lakes Regionals First f.
AT THE TEAM'S only home meet of the season, Bryan Thornburg tries to pass a runner from Washington UniThe men's team placed third
overall in the Bearcat Distance Classic.
Photo by Amy Roh
AT THE MIAA conference championships Bryce
comforts Brian Cornelius
after the race. Cornelius finished 14th.
Photo by Sarah Phipps
Parke, Donilc^X^ F-.v. ;ii,/dW^|3^. . /^^fi^pd. Donilcf^l Riornburg. Joshua rMCMafwn, bail^Bryanniorntiurg. JoTOsdh, 1, IsJto KJto bail^Bryan Clay Cox and Jimmy Rambur. Back Row: Coach Richard Alsup. Randy McCleary, Joshua Heihn, Ryan Brocksmith, Robby Lane, Craig Robertson, Brian Hula, Mike Ostreko, Bruce Dunlap, Matt DiPretore and Brian Cornelius. :
he men's cross country team capped off an impressive seastw
with J 13th place finish at the national meet
THINK THE TEAM
RAN HARD, AND
"That would have not been ptwsible without the teamwork and
THE YOUNG group
"Without the group
by the team," Brian Cornelius
RUNNERS GOT THE
never have stood a chance.'
nahonais was not an easy one for the Bearcats. They
EXPERIENCE TH AT
began with a third place finish at the Bearcat Distance Classic. While
COULD ONLY HELP
the team did not run as well as
had hoped, the group did not
THEM NEXT ruin the "1
focus going into the
open and placed think
Dana College Open. The
top runners in the upper 10 places.
ran really well in Dana," coach Rich Alsup said.
K AN I
of the problems from the distance classic and
prepared ourselves for the
rest of the season."
The men continued winning by placing Nebraska-Lincoln meet. They placed
the small college division of the University of
out of 1 6 teams with a score of 74 points. The Bearcats
then went to the Roy Giac InvitaHonal in Minnesota and
managed an eighth place
33 teams with Robby Lane finishing 13th overall. The Bearcats continued by winning the
Invitational and the All Missouri / Border States Championship in St. Louis. Both
meets helped the team prepare
ran well at conference and
Cornelius said. "Close to
MIAA conference meet.
close to bearing Central Missouri (State University),"
was not winning the meet however, and
hurt us to
come so close
winning but not win."
The Bearcats took
that frustration out at the regional cross country
meet and dominated the
competition and placed first.
With this victory, the
national meet. The Bearcats finished with 31
points and finished above
McDermott Men's cross Country 093
he Bearcats ran with
While the Bearcat women did not qualify stronger team.
during the cross country season.
for nationals, they
made large strides in building
overall considering the
youth of the team.
four out of the five top runners from last year's squad,"
into the top five this season,
The team showed they had learned from the Bearcat Distance Classic by going all out the next
week at the Dana College Open, finishing 36 points in of 17 points.
The Bearcats ran the next week
front of second place
at the University of
placed sixth overall in the small college division with several
Dana with a
placing in the top 10.
The Bearcats followed up the Lincoln meet with two consecutive second place finishes at the
Doane College Open and "The team ran well
conference meet, which
While the Bearcat
number one and
both meets, and
Memorial Classic I
in the small colleges division.
thought they primed themselves for the upcoming
the toughest of the year," Borgstadt said.
did not win the conference
finished in fourth place. Perennial
they were only 10 points behind
powerhouse Missouri Southern won the
meet with Truman State University, Pittsburg State University, and
Northwest finishing right behind them.
BEARCAT Classic, I
THINK THE TEAM
"We ran well at conference overall as a team," Wooton said. "All of the conference teams were young, so it was a real test for the future."
The Bearcats went
and finished above conference
GOT A REAL TASTE rival
OF WHERE WE
WERE SO FAR
Truman State and only nine points behind Missouri Southern.
With the sixth place finish at the regional meet, the Bearcats hoped
be a much improved team next season.
the season, and
what we needed to work on for
the rest of the season," lindsey
Borgstadt 094 Sports
^ÂŤAT THE MIAA conference championship
in Pittsburg, Kan., Martin keeps the pace of competing runners. Martin placed 20th
the race, one second behind teammate Rebecca Glassel. Photo by Jason Myers at
RUNNING SIDE BY side at the MIAA Championship in Pittsburg, Kan., Rebecca Glassel and Sarah Hundrup finished 19 and 25. Overall the Bearcats finished fourth with a team time of 19:39. Photo by Sarah Phipps
Mary's of Leavenworth
0-2 William Jewell College
5-2 Univeisity of
Kanas Club 0-2
Drake University 10-2, 1-0
Missouri Southern 4-2, 3-2
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
NIRSA Tournament Third place
MIDFIELDER MELISSA COLE struggles to retain possession of the
during a match against Missouri Southern Northwest won the match by scoring in the 89th and 90th minutes of ball
final outcome of the match Photo by Sarah Phipps
NORTHWEST SOCCER CLUB player Erin Wallace attempts to steal
from a University
UNL, 3season with the 6-2. Photo by Jason
Lincoln player. Northwest beat 2,
winning record of
Row: Jennifer Kimise. Katy Adams. MeliMa Simon. SU)a^n BoaiKeJL Kathe^R^ Leach.f^pielle Skunders, grin Malone, Jarusha Sluss and Liz Nowiszewski. Row 2: Lexi Isaacson, Jennifer Hayes. Monica Kepler, Katie DeHardt, Jennifer Egger, Jessica Tesmer and Nicole Pebley. Back Row: Dr. Greg Roper, Lindsay Jones, Kelly Coffee, Natalie I
Amy Weekly. Melissa Cole. Jennifer Heath, Laura Hampton, Andrea Sacco and Dave Shepard. Katie Smith. DiBernardo.
third at the national
soccer meet in Georgia
great ending for the Bearcat
soccer season. They finished
behind two Division
powerhouses, Florida State
University and Colorado State
While the squad was not yet a varsity team, they would
varsity sport in 1999.
that did not stop the
LOT FROM THE Bearcats from having a great season.
The Bearcats ended
with a 6-2 record overall.
ThewomenstartedoutwithalosslotheSt.Mary'sofLeavenworth but bounced back with a 5-2 victory over William Jewell College. '
THE SECOND," i^..ir-rNDSAY JON ES
The Bearcats, however, lost the next game to a tough University of Kansas squad. The to
loss did not declaw the Bearcats as
rest of the
going into a double header with
Missouri Southern. The two matches gave the Bearcats the
for the season.
TEAM AND NOT WITH SO MUCH
for the rest of the season.
loved winning the games against Missouri Southern," Lindsay
Jones said. "Missouri Southern was a dirty and aggressive team
and helped us
who made us earn the victories
With two more quick victories, the Bearcats finished the regular season with a 6-2 record and a trip to the national soccer meet in Georgia.
The Bearcats went into nationals with a will to win
into the semi-finals before being ousted
by Florida State and
"The national meet was huge experience for
when we started
for us," Katherine
conference play next season."
The experiences of the season and high placing
finish at tf>e national tourruiment
for varsity status.
WOMEN'* SOCCER 097
I ntramural competition
The intramural schedule kicked off with softball, which
was previously played in spring. "I
really glad they finally
BY Ted Place softball to the fall,"
because of the weather;
now we could
softball concluded, the focus
we would only play one or two games
play every week."
to the flag football
The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon were in the winner's circle with Ep Yours, team. The also
women of Alpha Sigma Alpha squeezed victory from the Sigma Kappas. A trophy to the
Next up was the Fraternity
tradition of tug-o-war in the
the independent men's intramural scene.
form of the
Battle of the Beef competition.
Gamma Rho and
Sigma Kappa each take home a championship.
The Sig Eps and Sigma Kappas displayed
intramural dominance in wallyball by winning a
piece, while the Falcons, a
and female team won the independent
The Schick 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held with the independent men's team, the Mules, and an independent women's
team. Alpha Sigma Kappa, taking
Spring determined overall intramural supremacy with events like the free throw contest, the spot shot contest, co-recreational 2-on-2 basketball and 5-on-5 basketball. Other events
included spades, table tennis, volleyball, racquetball ^ .
and the intramural golf meet to be held
Mozmgo golf course.
Beeck and Andy
Erpeding compete against other students. Intramurals gave students who did not play in official sports a chance to compete with other students. Photo by Heather Epperly
SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA members Anna Jordan and Pam Lerch compete against other students
in ttie annual Battle of the Beet competition. Intramurals provided a chance lor
students to interact outside the classroom Photo by Heidi Floersch
AS THE SUN sets in the west, students continue to play intramural tennis. Northwest offered tennis doubles in the fall. Photo by Heidi Floersch
Missouri State University Mules. Northwest had beaten the Mules in
to face the Central
Warrensburg just 12 days before and was ready
to face a vengeful team.
By intermission. Northwest held the lead 40-33, but with 50.8 seconds left in the game, Chris Glasper's hot hand gave CMSU a
75-72 lead. Just seconds
Glasper was in a key situation.
He missed the second of two free throws, giving the ball back to
Northwest. With under 10 seconds
dribbled the length of the court
and drew seconds
BY ERIC Davis
deficit, the Bearcats'
chances of victory were slim. After Huff
missed on his second foul shot, LeVant Williams acted quickly on a rebound. The crowd
in anticipation as
he leaped and tipped the ball into the basket to
With an excited crowd and a rejuvenated spirit. Northwest entered overtime. Freshman point guard Ke'Lan Mitchell entered the game and contributed four points, two steals and a rebound.
"Even though he did not have a lot of experience, Ke'Lan was one of our best defenders," head coach Steve Tappmeyer
gave the team an emotional boost."
pleased with the
After outscoring the
CMSU by 10 points in overtime. Northwest won
The game was highlighted by Huff's 29 points and
season," head Williams' 20.
"We were very
good win," Tappmeyer said.
gave the team
Washburn College at Washburn 69-66 and Missouri
Western State College 82-74, the
close to the
NORTHWESTS CUFF HUGHES Bearcats went to Kirksville to
attempts a jump shot during a
tournament." too Sports
â€˘ronliniu'd to puffe 103
against Graceland College at the Ryland Mllner Classic, jhe Bearcats won the game, giving head coach Steve Tappmeyer his 165th win. Photoby Jason Myers
Games 79-82 64-50
Western Slate College 77-79, 66-78
entral MiS'sOun Stale
Pittsburg State University
MIAA Toumciment Recoid
Con/cier<ce Recoid 8-8
LEADING REBOUNDER MATT Redd pulls down a rebound for another chance to score for the Bearcats. The 70-62 victory over the Benedictine College Ravens opened the Bearcats' season. Photo by Amy Roh
Front Row: K«e«rn Piestor. Mik* Modey, Phil Simpeon, Mautfce Hj«. Jo« Pr\nt». OPHughes trd Ke LenMilchel. Back Ro«r Marcus Gionn. Matt R«dd. LeVam WiiNamc, Chns Borchers. Leonard Fields. Jason Bass and Tarytl Franklin.
Mkn's Babketbali. 101
WITH ONLY ONE second on the head coach Steve Tappmeyer gives his players timeclock, instructions.
game, 72-68. Photo by Sarah Phipps
NORTHWEST CHEERLEADERS ENCOURAGE the crowd to make noise
Stale University to cheer on
the Bearcats. Photo by Sarah Phipps
* continueti from pufif
MI AA championship. Senior forward Matt Redd thought
University Bulldogs for the ^vork had paid
Truman was known
"Things started coming together
running a complex offense and executing their plays well. Forward
Corey Parker was Truman's leading scorer, playing a physical, hard-nosed
style of basketball.
"We tried to defend him with different pet^ple,"
"When he got the ball, we
rotated over to help."
by a rowdy crowd,
Truman came out
cylinders. Their guards
penetrated Northwest's defense.
collapsed to the ball, the Bulldogs passed to Parker, giving him of)en shots. After falling behind early. Northwest regained In the
Truman came out with a vengeance. With
Jason Reinsberg with one second
much of the
the score tied at 68, Huff fouled
free-throws to give
68 lead. The Bearcats threw a pass to Williams in desperation, but
Truman's defense, stomping out Northwest's chances at a conference championship. In the locker
room, Tappmeyer reaffirmed his pride
in his team.
"We had hard-
our players, 'I have not been any prouder of a team that won
core FANS THAT a game,'"
had tolove what they did us.
to sit there
thought their effort was great and
that did not
to quit playing.
our program and what they meant to
and see how bad thev were
the team did not
^_.._.—.|^_. conference championship, but
championship game 68-70. The Bearcats made 26 7 percent o« their
Photo by Sarah Ph^)ps
a Truman Slate University opponent Northwest lost tt>e MIAA of
the respect of
TO END, BUT THE win
FRANKLIN |ust clears the outreached arms
<:;iirKPn"MAiiRir~P =su«-r\c.u, mMunn-.c.
one game could have
loss to rival Central
Missouri State University.
The Bearcats exploded
to a big
lead early over the Mules but
victory from the
into the contest
for lack of effort
for the Bearcats
his players or the coaching staff.
was a little disappointed in the season because I thought probably by midseason we would
head coach Wayne Winstead
to that point
we thought we would
we played hard, but we just never did get
Junior forward Brandi Grigsby-Shannon said she
of the Bearcats.
Winstead said he was disappointed with the way things went season but understood
team did not
"I really felt like
into the tournament,"
"We lost some games we should have won.
remembered we always came to win," head coach
The team had no
team than we showed."
team next season since
Winstead believed that would help the the players
Winstead said the experience the younger players gained should
have prepared them
Wayne Winstead Grigsby-Shannon agreed that the added experience of the season
NOT AN AUTOMATIC (LOSS),
should have been a big asset for next year but said the team
facets of the
thought experience helped any situation," Grigsby-Shannon
THOUGH OUR concentrate on playing for 40
AS SHE STEALS
RECORD WAS NOT
mmutes and givmg
,,â€ž , 1 10 percent
we were out there."
the show, Kristin past a Lincoln university opponent Anderson scored
8 points in the game to help the Bearcats win, 92-68. Photo by Sarah
Conference niversity of
Missoun-Rolla 67-49, 57-67
Western State College 66-90. 69-94
enirn! M;"-' -lun Stale Ji;rv'?i-,;tv
52 -64, 50-58 -b1
burg State University
MIAA Record 4-12
NORTHWEST FORWARD BRANDI Gngsby-Shannon completes another two points for Northwest, making her the leading game with 15 Northwest met up with William Jewell College scorer of the
the Ryland Milner Classic.
Photo by Sarah Phipps
Row tnt otoriail,
Teri* Bu><*f9C aitk|f Wheeier, Dta Qualincii; MaiCy Ainy Coy. Biy^n di^ok and Amancja Winter. Ba«^ R(|^ head coach Wayne Winstead. graduate assistant Les New. BraiSdi
Gngstoy-Shannon. Knstin Anderson. Denise Sump. LirxJa Matlson. Knsti Niklasen. Julie Gnbbte. student assistant P J Sanders and assistant coach Christy Prattwr
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 10S
PLAYERS ASSEMBLE AS
head coach Mel Tjeerdsma discusses the team's strategy during a game against Wayne State College. The
budget that paid football coaches was close to $200,000. Photo by Amy Roh
Accumulative 1998-99 Mens Coaches Salaries 200.000 1/1
exptfrioncing a national championship, speculation
surrounded the amount of money the University was willing invest to keep head coach
Mel Tjeerdsma coaching the Bearcats.
national championship alone
would have a
limited effect on a salary
any faculty or
member at Northwest, were
given salaries based almost entirely upon marketing data," Throener said.
looked at the amounts other coaches
universities in the country." to the 1998-1999
budget, salary amounts dedicated to
coaches and sports varied. Compared to the salary budget of nearly $200,000 allotted to Tjeerdsma and his three assistants, the budgets of sports that failed tobring large
of public revenues
were much smaller.
Richard Alsup received about $39,000.
He coached men's cross
country and track with women's track
Vicki Wooton. extra
and cross country coach
He assisted Wooton but received no
team wanted a
Alsup said the track
full-time assistant coach.
"Northwest's track program encompassed about â€˘8
75-90 athletes total," Alsup said. "For the sake of I
those dedicated individuals,
Despite low salary figures, Alsup said every
AS A TIMEOUT
coach was committed is
coach Steve Tappmeyer encourages players An $85,000 budget paid baskett>all coacties' saJanes. Photo by Jason Myers baskett>all
some more help
have been a positive addition."
BY MatthB'v Pearl
998-99 Womens Coaches Salariet
he men's tennis team had the odds against them. The year looked promising with
players returning from the spring season, until that
two when the only
remaining players were Brandon Willett and Kornel Romada. Brett McConnell and Christian
Gustafsson were two of the
newcomers who rounded out
the top six players.
"With only two players returning, this
rebuilding year," Willett said.
of the biggest setbacks
Mark Rosewell suffered a
BY Eric Davis
heart attack. Graduate Assistant Brian Surface filled in temporarily,
replaced by Graduate Assistant Ricardo Aguire.
"The young guys "(Coach Aguire) was very encouraging, but demanding," Willet
really had a lot
of long hours to bring us along."
crowning moments was during a tournament
Mo. Aguire had moved
to this vote of confidence
by having one of
was matches against a player from Southwest Baptist University.
everyone got a
with a very powerful serve.
He was able to take a 2-0 lead on Willett.
"Coach Surface came out and
me not to stop, and
REALLY BONDED AS A TEAM.
opponent began the match playing an aggressive game
THOUGHT WE HAD
Willett regained his
composure, he took the match
win was especially meaningful since Willett had
lost to a
Baptist player in the spring season.
By the end of the
season, the team
great strides toward
improving. The coaches were confident that with time, the young
PRETTY GOOD DEPTH." 10S Sports
into seasoned veterans.
team got more than
share of adversity. But,
they fought the hardships and became a better team because of
Colorado Christian 2-7 tt-,,-.rr
University of Missouri-Rolla
Roberts University 1
Dury College 7-2 ersity of
Mankato State 6-3 rurrian State University
Universtiy of Minnesota-Duluth 2-1
Rockhurst College 3-6 Overall Record 5-
AS KORNEL ROMADA
prepares to he focuses on the ball. Romada ended the season with a 7-9 individual record. Photo volley across the net,
courtesy of Chuck Holly
m. .mr «:-r«jii
Front Row. 8T«ve NiOho*. Ben Co^Vnten arid Chr Giitiefassaa B«(^ Row: GrMuate Assiltont Br1«i Sur^ BrallMcConnetl, Korn«IFtoni»'la amndor Wiii«a and Sec
MKN'S TCNNI* 109
Tennis Scores Colorado Chirstian
NUMBER THREE SEAT ""'-'
Graceland College William Jewell College
tennis player, Sherri
season "'^with a overall record of 66-18 and a season record of 1 6-5. Photo by Sarah ^^' Phipps ^
University of Missouri-Rolla
6-3TAKING A FOREHAND swing Jane
Henderson State Oral Roberts University
Clark hits the ball. The women' tennis 9-Oteam finished the season with a overall record of 20-5. Photo by Sarah Phipps
Emporia State University Durry College Missouri Western State College
Mankato State Lincoln University
Ao^SillScott, Nb^ft Dodd.tdMlne Osborn anc^^lu^ Back Rn^: Gradual* Asaietant Brian Surface. Ellen Stubbt. Gina-Hayes. Jdms Clark and Aaafetant Coach ÂŁherrl Oasady. Mwfo courtesy of Chuck Holley Ervto-
he women's tennis learn expected a challenge
The challenge the team
in their fall season. All
Ellen Stubbs both expected great things.
was off the court. The team's coach, Mark Rosewell,
suffered a heart attack in August.
was surprised and con-
cerned," Interim Coach Rene
did not have
Without Rosewell, the team
depended on a crew of assistants to pull together
and guide the
BY Eric Davis
Osbom said. "We had
In October, the women
be more independent."
met a true test of their abilities at the Rolex Regional Tournament. The
was heightened, and a slew of international players were added to the mix. One of the
moments for the women's team came
in the singles
"I After advancing to the second round,
Osbom met Washburn University's
ON BEING Marissa Moment. The stakes were raised because the two had
other since the beginning of their tennis careers.
"The first set was really close," Osbom said.
was on me. She did not have anything Despite being anxious,
got nervous. All the pressure
Y A SMNINE OSBORN SAID. "(Marissa
her strategy to perfection.
Moment) was a "She had a weak backhand," said Osbom. "But, she was very good net.
She also had a tremendous forehand.
and away from the Although Osbom
keep her deep in the court
lost in the
GOOD PLAYER, BUT |
next round of the toumament, her win against
Moment was an example of the
You JUST HAD TO
team's relentless nature.
we were very determined,"
"We were always trying
improve." In spite of
problems that arose, the women's tennis team developed more team unity and
stood without flinching against their toughest foes, both on the court and
^regular season matchup
University turned out to be a win, but
pull the Bearcats through to the postseason.
Even with the
and the season
The Ichabods had
to a third
season heroics of Shane Bradley and the Bearcats,
team the conference
split the first
would not bring
off the Bearcats 0-2, in a best-of-three series.
"We did not take them lightly or for granted, but we felt confident going into the series playoff that
of three," coach Jim Johnson said. "Instead
However, the team
third in the
meet some of
MIAA conference regular season.
goals going into the season.
average seven runs per game, and they averaged just above five per contest. The team also
but only had
However, the team did achieve
goal of a team earned run average of below 4.00.
Johnson said he was pleased with the
disappointed with the team's
year and could never be
OUR RECORD A LOT,"
that could BY COLIN
take the title,
MCDONOUGH AND SARA RAMSEY
our team performed very well on the
and some days "They were guys
and had great leadership.
team) just did
performed beyond our
not show up.
^^ MeT., ^^^^ ho. GOOD "^ ^ ^^^"'had
just a real fine season.
expectations in the
young, skilled team
and unmet goals Despite ^ "
y*^^''% disappointments, .
NORTHWEST STARTER, DOUG first game of a double header April 5 against Missouri western State College. The Bearcats lost the first game 4-16 and went through three relief pitchers before
Clark, pitches in the
completing the game. Photo by Sarah ild
WITH HIS TEAMMATES
Derrick Boasiey dives under the tag of
the Missouri Western Stale College
The Bearcats had a 22-18
record this season Photo by Amy Roh
Jeff Burke, Mat VIeisldes. Chr>s Yust. Adam Bail||, Bri^ Formanek. Sean Smith. Rafael Parez-MbO. Mtchael Ktette alid Darcy Warawa Row2: Jeremy Underwood. Nate Tutt. Mike Softfrw.Zachary Jury, Cameron King. Jon D«vi«. Doug Qark and Mark WalkAr. Row 3: Mitdi Peterson. Troy Gerlach, Zack Barron, Eric Eilers, Jeff Gassen, Delton Kruk. Trevor Webster, Brian Day and Nick Soapes. Back Row. Rusty Lashley, Brent White, Kyle Janssen, Kevin Cullen, Dan Landon, Ben Heaivilin, Todd Heins, Daoion Owen and Matt Anderson. _ ^ ,
'ittsburg State University 5-4. 6-1
^pnna Statp University 6-f8. 3-1.
VVf'StPrr State Coiiege 6-1. 4-16. 3-2
University 10-9. 6-7. 5-4
niversity of Missouri-Roiia
"v " i'
Missoun State University 5-19. 1-5.4-16
WITH A LOOK of determination.
fJIAA Con'ererce' Rpco'd 16 U -
'"' Formanek hurts the ball to his Missoun Western Stale College opponent Washburn University 5-10. 8-20 Northwest lost 4- 16 and won 3-2 in the iecortd game Photo by Amy Roh Overall MIAA Tou"'',irvon; Ri^ro'-i
19-inning thriller with
Missouri Western State
College captivated the season.
The Bearcats earned the victory, while taking the season 4-1.
Head Coach Pam Knox was
Mcdonough and Sara Ramsey
never seemed to end, and it was like a chess match," Knox said.
bench than they had, but later on during the game I had
"We probably had a bigger
make decisions whether to gamble
or keep hanging with them. There came a point in the game,
made any more (substitutions),
then all of my starters would have been off the field for the rest of the game.
We were persistent, and we never gave up." The Bearcats
"Overall THE pitching
We came through
finished the season in sixth place in the
conference and qualified for the postseason
Michele Ansley said the lack of offense was the most frustrating part of the season.
"We had two
and a few freshman," Ansley
Coach Pam Knox expected to do a
more, but we never hit the top point we thought
we would make it to. Most days we had good
pitching but not the
We were inconsistent."
Although the Bearcats finished above .500 in the win column, they
was when our
had a disappointing year with batting.
was on, "We would have liked
we were not
supporting them WITH THE. oA-rc BATS. \A/i-ri_i
to get the batting
capabilities and skills to break a
Struggled to put that together.
average up above .275," bit.
game wide open, but sometimes we 1
Ansley believed the team's greatest strength was
COULD NEVER QUITE their
TOGETHER. 1 1
of support for each other.
never gave up," Ansley said. "Everyone
believed in each other.'
IN A DOUBLE-headsr against Missouri Western State College. Nicole Strawn hits the t>all Strawn ended lhÂŤ SMSOn with a 185 batting average. Pholo by Amy Roh
^nrRow; Sara Moss. Lmc^ Tomlinjfci, KarlaJjio^Shannon Brennan, a:a PfeifH ircy FUKkrWi. Bacl^ow: MsBy UrqufiOkndrea K'e^s, Nlch< n& Strawijl LedesBa, Ichele 4lbley. Me^sa AngMarid Kendra SmKh f
Conference Missouri Southern
Pittsburg State University 9-7. 15-5
Lincoln Umvesity "^
University of Missouri-Rolla
3-10.5-11 southwest Baptist University 4-0 4-2
University 4-8, 2-6
ern State College 4-3. 9-7
Truman State Overall k |k
MIAA Conference Record Record 25-19
Southern Siau? U State University
11-5 "'ssouri State Univesitv
OUTFIELDER KENDRA SMITH keeps her eyes on
her bat during the
Missoun Western State College. Ttie score was 9-7 Northwest. Photo by Sarah Phipps
catapults himself over the bar for an
eighth place finish at the Northwest Invitational.
Hennegin also placed
championships at Truman State University a month later. Photo by Amy
Men's Track Record Northwest
MIAA Outdoor Championships Fifth plar
FrdRRow; coach B. Williams, coach V. Wooton and coach R. Ateup. Row 2: Grifluate Asiitant M. DoslandfcD.'Davies, T. Bates, B. Fields, J. YoO,D. Ferree, C. Sutton and GrJiiuate Assistant >.^mith. Row 3: 3. Rankin, F. Taylor, H. Harlon, M. Ostreko, J Gr«»r, D. Fields, J. 9*rnes and M. Fisher. Row 4: T. Lesite, M. Brownsberger, J Heihn, R. Lane, D. Williams, C. Cox, M. Johnson, D.
Burton, C. Parks
Kendrick, R. Best and E.
Wentzel. Row 6: R. Schuett, 8. Dunlap, J. Mantell, D. Harriman, M. Dannis, R. Wenz, K. Brandt and D. Alsup. Back Row: J. McAfee, M. Voge, J. Reichert, P. Cook J. Glab, D. Hallock, T. Woolesy and M. Abele. Photo courtesy of Chuck Holley ,
AT THE NORTHWEST
Jason Greer almost clears the hurdle. Greer placed 11th in the 110 meter hurdles. Photo by Amy Roh
he men's outdix>r track team came
equahng the second place
to the 1*>98
finish of the cross
Head owch Richard Alsup knew
MI A A outdtxir championships with hopes of
in the fall.
expectations could not always be
"We accomplished all we could accomplish with the people we had," Alsup said. "We started off a lot different
with our expectations from the
wayside because of a couple surgeries,
or seven people
wreck and some weird things
injuries, a car
happened. You could not live life in a bubble and unfortunately things like that would happen."
happened, the team mustered a
fifth-place finish at 76 points
"At best, with the people we took to the championship, there was not a
more we could do,"
did not expect, and
few we expected but
did not get. That balanced out pretty well."
lack of success, the
team did not lose its determination.
MCDONOUGH AND SARA RAMSEY
and did what they had
"The team did well because
we had no
There were several bright aspects to the season.
them was freshman pole vaulter
"AN YT M E YOU 1
WOULD HAVE AN "He's going to be a really great one," Alsup said. "Vaulting
was kind of mental, and he was not a head case. He did
IMPACT ON YOUR
a lot of worrying about
The team proved it could come together and be successful
LOST PEOPLE AND by
finishing second at the
"We had 19 teams, and we finished second behind Central Missouri," Alsup said. "The kids put
together as a team.
CONTRIBUTIONS." Men's TNACK 117
^^ason of strength, determination and continuous effort led the women's outdoor track team's quest for a double-triple. The team achieved their goal of a double-triple by winning the
conference title in cross country, outdoor track and indoor track for the second consecutive year.
A team weakness in the past had been a lack of unity among members. Lindsey Borgstadt said had
in 1998 they
finally resolved this
"We were our own big sorority," Borgstadt said. "Everyone cheered for each other. Everyone helped everyone
The team final
helped with the team concept."
behind early in the
day of competition, but took over the lead
in the day's
â€” the 10,000 meter run.
The Bearcats gained the lead, 77-70, over Pittsburg State University and led after the first day of the
MIAA meet. However, the second day began with Pitt State gaining the lead right back.
"We fell behind by ten points with eight events remaining," Head Coach Bud Williams said. "But that was
when we really came through and won going away."
The Bearcats dominated the action for the remainder of the meet and managed to outscore Pitt State, 84-29.
Williams said he was
impressed with the
happened to those who
Head Coach Bud Williams
Mcdonough and Sara Ramsey
women's accomplishments, even though they had trying to defend a conference
"They did an outstanding
the pressure of
Williams said. "There was no
was much easier to get to
the top than to stay on top.
"These gals It
maintain the intensity and desire, and
become complacent. But these tot)k
year in and year out to get
proved they would do what
ffilTOro/1 lis SPORTS
JACSHELE SASSER ATTEMPTS
jump bar Sasser placed second in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 6.14 inches. Her jump earned her a National Association of
clear the high
Intercollegiate Athletics National standard and a NCAA Divison II provisional. Photo by Amy Roh
Amy AJJen. Diane JeoMn. Dana Jtltnain. Campbel Row 2; Graduate Assistart Oan Laurene Corsey. Beooa Qiassel. Samh Handrup. Megkn
Jenrtler Miller anjl Misty
Carlson. Lindsey Borgstadt. Carrie Sindelar. Jenny Gnffin and coach Vicki Woolon. Row 3; trainer Jeff Smith. Jill Stanley. Keely Bamett, Jaime Riddle. Stacey Otte. Con Worrall. Diana Hughes. Brandy Haan and Graduate Assistant Mitch Dosland Back Row: coacti Richard Alsup. Shawna Smith, Elisa Koch, Amber Martin, Julie Humphreys, Sarah Kriz. Leslie DicKherber and coach Bud Williams. Photo courtesy
Women's Track Doane College Tiger Classic Second Place ''•. ^ iships •'-•
AT THE NORTHWEST
Jenn Gnffin finishes a long jump attempt. GrifTin finished third
event ¥«th a jump of 17 inches. Photo
by Sarah Phipps
=r! David Smith's Comparative Anatomy class, lennifer Clark and Chad Kuehl dissect cats as part of their course requirement. The class J il¥as designed to compare anatomical 1 Ifcolution of vertebr^es. P/TOto by Amy Roh
AT THE 25TH
Faculty Senate president Pat Lucido talks with
Angel McAdams. The sign
the background displayed
and current members of Faculty Senate. Photo by Amy Roh
PAST FACULTY SENATE presidents Wayne Van Zommeran and Hawkins
while eating at the 25th
served as Faculty Senate president for 10 years, which was the longest anyone served in that position. Photo
by Amy Roh
wenty-five years ago. Northwest's Faculty Council con||itution for Northwest's Faculty Senate.
The new senate formally took
formulating the the place of the
council in 1974.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, there was a reception at the Alumni House to commemorate the silver anniversary of Northwest's Faculty Senate. Over the past 25 years, there had
been 213 faculty members
who had stepped up as leaders and
commemorate those who had contributed
the senate a
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served the senate.
Pat Lucido was this year's Faculty Senate president. She organized the event in order to
dedicated their time to improving faculty
relations with the administration.
FaXJUl ty S6I18/t6
waS SUPportill^ ^j^g acadeiTliC
served eight years on Faculty Senate, stressed the
commitment put ^ into the senate by
the senate began to elect
and ^ presidents. Recently ^
rp/-ÂťQlQ r\f fVioir'
j departmenti and â€˘,
members by department, so all had an equal voice.
the academic He found
the experience valuable
goals of the "Once
University, Pat have ran
for president again,"
The purpose of the Faculty Senate was
FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
Pat Lucido talks with ottier
to give faculty a voice in University
decisions by working with the administration
and the Board
Corley said Faculty Senate gave faculty exclusive control over
mentbersand Provost Tim Gilmour Luckfc) organized ttie event to honor those wtK> served on senate in the present and
curriculum; however, there were occasionally decisions
complete support of the body.
The reception was attended by administrators, students and past and present Faculty Senate members.
The hard work and time
the 213 faculty
the past. Ptxjto
the past 25 years were honored
by Michelle Krambeck
Banquet coinineniorates 25 years of Faculty Senate at Northwest Faculty Senate 123
and programs were continually made to keep Northwest running smoothly, and
those had to be approved before changes could be made. The Northwest Board of Regents used
powers of approval
Northwest maintain quality status as a university.
Serving as a governing body over the University, the Board of Regents
great to be
a part of the
Karen Barmann oa jH tVlP
Susan Mattson, secretary
controlled the appointment of
input and was
policies that University officials could not
check by the state of Missouri.
Board of Regents, said the
state of Missouri
"The governor's office appointed potential members and then they had to be approved by the
Along with the student body
members, a representative from the Northwest
also involved in the regular meetings of the
Regents. The student
was chosen for a two-year term through an application
process put together by Student Senate, and
nominee was sent
campus search was
considerate to As
a result of her role as student representative to the Board of Regents,
me, really Barmann became involved with implementing and serving on
making me like
Planning Council and on Student Senate.
The Board of Regents met seven to eight times throughout the year. During
AFTER AN APPROVAL from the
those meetings, the board discussed issues dealing with the approval of
general educational policies, financial policies, admission requirements, fees
chosen as the
Barmann was student representative
and other such basic University
policies. Periodically, the
board approved and authorized
on the Board
degrees, established procedures for faculty appointment and reviewed their general purposes.
Without the Board of Regents, communication between Northwest and government officials
Barmann to become more led
involved on the Strategic
would have been
and basic needs and
traditions could not be adequately preserved.
and Student Senate. Portrait
by Laura Pearl
and the governor keep watch over the Board of Regents
state of Missouri
by Jason Hoke
BOARD OF REGErfTS Front
Row Karen Barmann.
Danny Marsh. Frank Strong Janet Marriott arxl James Git>son
Board Or Reocnts 12S
A iBrg with the other changes
campus, new faculty and
The Office of Public Relations hired Mercedes Johnson, a December 1997 Northwest graduate,
to serve as a public relations assistant.
The new position coincided with
the Kansas City Initiative, a
the enrollment from the Kansas City, Mo., area.
were not ready
declare a major Qj- l^a(5^ 2Ci\
Kansas City through media."
Taking the position of public relations assistant was not a tough decision for
coach, she also said
graduahng from Northwest made her job
^^ Collier, who was formerly the coordinator of student orientation and
transfer affairs, took the
but did not want to
Johnson, since her husband, Chris Johnson, was the men's assistant basketball
had nothing to do with recruiting," Johnson said. "My job was to increase
new position of assistant director
provide resources for advisers
about transfer credits or other things that might have come up when advising
Collier, assistant students. She also helped students with declaring or changing majors.
graduated from Northwest, said she helped students
advisement, said. might have been scared of talking "I
about changing majors.
helped them with what to do to change or declare majors instead of them
going to their advisers," Collier
to their adviser
information and analysis, Roger
included: David Oehler, assistant director of assessment
director of the center for informational
technological education, Lonelle Rathje, assistant director of annual funds. Computer Specialist
CITE Doug Lanowski and Vocational Business Assistant Debbie
RELATIONS ASSISTANT Mercedes Johnson works to increase
with Northwest's dedication, those who worked in the new positions assisted
in helping things
run smoothly, while keeping an eye on quality and focusing on students.
area was her largest market.
Photo by Amy
positions keep Northwest operating
smoothly 126 ACADEMICS
Dean Hubbard and cabinet mernbers work hard and play hard President
lasi^ii: Saturdays at Simmons Village.
"We even had Hubbard there
table over in the comer,"
did not belong to us, but every one in
knew that was where we sort of sat. We had the same
thing, french toast every
half or so with him.
spent an hour and a
gave him the chance
to talk to
about whatever he wanted to talk about."
When Hubbard the weekends, he
away from campus on
his wife Anita
Table Rock Lake near Golden, Mo. !
"We would go down
had a wood-working
shop which was a center of activity," Hubbard said.
laid products, IS time University President
tended towards smaller objects
pens or sometimes a
Dean Hubbard had
finding free time during the school year.
he was not working
in the office or
keeping up with
attending football games, basketball games or other school functions.
had time off," Hubbard said.
more time on
had during a regular day, but 1 used
he had to go back
he made sure he relaxed and had
to play the trumpet, so
a ritual that
in a day's
would have considered
his job stressful, (in stress),"
Gilmour said. "One
was the external kinds of pressures you had on you
and how you responded
made it a point to have breakfast between 7:30 and 8 a.m. on
to the University,
said even though
"(There were) two factors
when Charlie came to Mary ville with his mom at age 2. They
He did not want to leave something half
this (time) to come into
extra time giving him trumpet lessons,"
larger projects but usually
Finding free time was difficult for the president, but when
had been teaching him
Charlie Lowe. "I
also found time to
done because it was no longer relaxing
the office to catch up."
something that could be completed in a three to
"So, there were not very many weekends when school was
tried to find
four hour period.
advancement of the University, he was busy on weekends
the trumpet and checkers. Photo by Sarah Phipps
aside for his grandson, Charlie Lowe. They enjoyed working on his train set, playing
thought, in part because
because we worked well together. did not 1
thought pei>ple would construe to be stress."
Gilmour admitted there were challenges ut
to his position
we were all
really a matter of
actually gained energy.
ne was. sure,
lots of challenges,
did not see
Act and the
loved to read," Gilmour said.
counted that as a
Gilmour said he found pleasure imiture, a hobby he ran into
in refinishing old
when he was getting out
"We realized we would have to furnish the place we were oing to live
working with wood.
complaints dealing with Â°
executive assistant to the
some of the souvenirs she collected on a trip to Russia. Weymuth enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques, as well as walking. Portrait by Valerie Mossman
president, looks at
to this office
admitted that she wished she could spend more time
with the students. However, since her husband, Dr. Richard
working with people and ideas
tandem. got intense pleasure out of seeing people
chieve things that they were proud of, and that we could
ÂŤ proud of," Gilmour said. "If really liked to see
'I just really
of the Equal
Since his two children were grown, he was able to
wm as being stress-inducing."
aspect of her
lots of challenges,
lilmour said. "It
did not find stress in them.
really took that seriously,
vound up doing something he loved, he provided omething students and
faculty alike could look to for the
lefinition of success.
by Kimberly Mansfield
for those students.
grateful for those
The couple enjoyed other
"My husband and Weymuth
directed the choirs, the couple often held functions at
activities outside their
loved to walk, and
"Probably our biggest joy was traveling."
believed her travels
her more open to
experiences and ideas.
enjoyed the most was experiencing the different
cultures and the different cuisines
"When you traveled, it opened up your eyes, and you found people were very much the same."
ampus administrators took on many duties that were
Even though Weymuth was not able
as closely with
tchind the scenes. While not often in the limelight. Dr.
students as she would have liked, she
through her duties as executive assistant
to the president,
Weymuth's strong personality helped her achieve
uccess as the executive assistant to the president.
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Dean Hubbard and cabinet members work hard and play hard President
tl^MWi outdoor and
While raising his sons, he
and watched them
participate in sports.
Courter's sons were also in Boy Scouts of America. I
kind of grew up with
my kids again," Courter said.
was never in Boy Scouts, but they were, so I got to be a Scout leader, as well as a watcher activities
â€” camp-outs, long hikes,
were grown, Courter said spending
time outdoors and getting exercise were often a part of his
said he liked golf, playing basketball, jogging
at the fitness center.
Courter also enjoyed watching programming on the
AT THE BEARCAT
football autograph session, Vice President of Finance Ray Courter gets Kyle Sharp's autograph. Courter had worked at Northwest since 1972. Photo by Sarah Phlpps
History Charmel, the Discovery Channel and networks that
"I liked to
graduate of Northwest, Ray Courter, vice president
and support services, found comfort in the
sometimes just vegetate in front of the TV just to
escape for a few hours," Courter said.
At work, Courter kept tabs on budgets, that his college experiences helped
him understand what it insurances and other things but
made time to enjoy his
took to be an effective administrator. favorite television
"Having been a student, at another point in time with the University,
a special feeling for the role that
really important for
to see the University
continue to progress and improve like
Courter had worked for Northwest since 1972.
of the faculty
by Lisa Huse
at the University for
like a family
good number of
had been here
the place that
became your second
home," Courter said. "So it was kind of hard
between home and work." from work, Courter combined two of his favorite
comer room of Thomp-
Porterfieid, vice presi-
dent of student
time with his sons and enjoying
fought to speak over the sounds of bulldoz-
KENT PORTERFIELD, VICE
years," Courter said.
programs and outdoor
president of student
looks over a magazine dedicated to the national championship with
his daughter, Claire. Having a family often produced a challenge to balance family Photo by life and work. Sarah Phipps
Even in January, all five windows were
ers and semi-trucks.
open and a fan running
to cool the once-classrix^m
where he aimed each day
to help his
ogy and the
family, the students.
Only a few blocks fn>m campus in a beige, twtvstory house
with green shutters, Porterfield was learning to manage a
new family. On Labi>r Day, Porterfield and his wife, Nicole,
they had their
did before her.
She was the
a big event.
we talked about each day."
for Porterfield since the birth of his
to enjoy in
65-70 hours a
In fact, Claire
Northwest family when she was only first
found a way to
Bearcat football game. She
a part of
days old by
went to every
XMne game and playoff game of the season.
understand another parent's fear of
something happening to their child;
home was perfect,"
worried about the
helped him to
parents worried about the
"As they got
choices their child
just to say,
i know, I'm a parent.'" life
conquered the challenge of work and family.
>Both sides reaped the benefits of his 'tis
Intertwining parenting with his professional tPOfterfield
new experiences with
by Laura Prichard Rickman's days as vice president of information
the passenger side of his Fiero
with meetings, answering mail and
his first Fiero in 1984, four years before Pontiac
discontinued the model, making
a collector's item for car
enthusiests like Rickman.
participated in an especially
made possible by The National
Rickman went with the club to Gateway St.
his '88 Fiero Formula.
but Rickman said the mid-engine design easier.
Fiero Owners Club.
The club rented the track for a day and raced
Rickman had ne\er driven on
in heats of 20.
track tested his driving,
a racetrack before
driving became extremely difficult at speeds nearing UX) mph.
a day's work. Collecting and maintaining Fieros was °"® °* R'Ckmans hobbles. Photo by Sarah Phipps
noses," Porterfield said.
understand their situation. their child
sharp comers tested the Fiero's handling."
Raising Claire also helped Porterfield in his job. Parenting
weekends each month were booked with
combine work and family.
of his four
Even with a busy schedule,
eadership conferences and retreats.
daughter was balancing time between work and family.
several of his
any other way. I do not know what we
The biggest challenge
parenting," Porterfield said. "I
oould not imagine
a n d s
world of new challenges and joys
Raceway was not
of his usual routine, but Fieros fed Rickman's love of cars
provided an exhilarating end to his workday.
jpdating the computing systems.
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an Hubbard and cabinet members work hard and play hard Presid
lasiflt: "Pam and I enjoyed just being at home and spending time
Liiving in Maryville
together," Veatch said.
for nearly 30 years. friends,