o not notn fall
of 1 999, the entire Student
Union received a face
Student Union has been utilized as
the social center of
952. Photo by
they walk on campus.
cheerleading practices n special
A road once ran in front of the
Previous to the renovations,
The main arena
Administration Building, i>ut
the Student Union sported a
used to be the Martind.-<
was removed because an
mosaic Bobby Bearcat above
Gymnasium, but the Bearc
the west doors. Ac one point
building of the Fifth
the Union housed a bowling
Arena took over that titi Martindale housed mai
overflovy of traffic. first
Normal School which
Missouri State University. Photo courtesy of B.D. Oweni Ubrary
and an arcade. Photo by
health education classes
coaches' offices. Photo courtÂŤ
of B.D. Owens Ubrary
renovAiiont, North/SouCh Complex was ÂŤKtionÂŤd off and
doted down. South wat originally scheduled to
Roberta Hall was the oldest residence hall at Northwest.
Roberta was ^t one of three
the SpiHnc of 2000,
female residence halls on campus. Photo by Heather
but due to construction delays it
chapter rooms and residanc*.
remained closed. Photo by
The Quadrangles, located
the center of North/
South Complex, were the men's dormitories.The North/ South complex was not only a residence hall, but it also
Formally called Residenc. Hall,
Roberta Steele who
died after complications caused by a
one time, trades ran behind
housed the health center.
Photo courtesy of B.D. Owens Ubniry
of B. D.
Excitement takes over Tik-Ching Chu as she raises Hong Kong's flag at the International Plaza. Photo by Amy Roh • On Bid Day, excitement fills the Tundra near the Conference Center as th« Phi Mus gather after the new members were announced and Rho Chis were able to sec their sisters again. Photo by Heather Epperly • Homecoming King Alex Berry and Queen Sarah Hambrecht greet people on the parade route on the crisp, Saturday morning. Photo by Amy Roh
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With 1 999 winding down, we found ourselves loolcing at the last of everything. It
Homecoming, our 20th Century. it
of finals for the
only took one stroke of the second hand
and everything changed from the first as
the 21st Century into
a look at
what made the year
uniquely Northwest. Semesters were out and trimesters were
saw an increase
enrollment by 25.7 percent. Online courses multiplied and prices raised to $175 per credit hour, as well as a
per credit hour. â€˘
As Angie Ashley
is flung into midair by bungee trampoline, she laughs while
her friend look on. Photo by Amy Roh
At the home
Bearcat does push-ups for every Bearcat point scored. Photo by Heather Epperfy
Although the food court opened at the sart of the fell trimester, construction
continued on the Student Union throughout the year Photo by Amy Roh
06/ Northwest Miisounan
promotional banners, joe
Cox and Kent Ruehter roan>ed campus on a dare made by
radio cast Photo by Amy Roh
Wiping a tear from her eye, Heather Libby realizes that the graduation ceremony marks the end of her years at Northwest. Photo by Amy Roh • Bins of colorful sand were set up outside of the Fine Arts Building during Family weekend where Tracy Davenport and Leslye Rogers created sand art. Photo by Heather Epperty • After •
Homecoming Variety Show, the Homecoming awards assembly of Sigma Sigma Sigma welcome their newest
they received the Best Olio Act trophy for the
Millennium Quartet performs for the crowd at the Photo by Christine Ahrens
Bid Day. Photo by Amy Roh
World of Cuisine changed food court setup. selection
was good; however, the
color selection for decoration was questionable.
Dreams of new housing eroded reality settled in.
Tower Hall was
gone, and South
not open by spring.
California to Georgia.
gun-toting hall director found herself in a
headline and was fired from the University.
A firewall went up and then went down. Computers were online, but *
or slow a majority of the time.
Parking permit prices skyrocketed to $70,
but $70 did not guarantee a parking spot. If caught parking on campus without a permit, or in the
issued per ticket.
the parking problem. a
University recognized Its
solution was to lay
Garrett-Strong Science Building closed for renovations.
To make space
classrooms, trees were cut
were squeezed between Wells Hall, Valk Agricultural Building
The newest team on campus was
women's soccer team, but everybody
loved the championship football squad.
we were always
changing, constantly evolving.
•The Steppers pep the crowd up at the Alumni House before the game against Southwest Baptist on Family Day Photo by Amy Roh • Quarterback Travis Miles prepares to launch the ball acrx>ss football
Photo by Amy Hoh
Babbi« wails on
Bearcat Marching Band nHJSician Justin
tenor saxophone. Photo by Amy Roh • Northwest halfback Andrea Sacco tries to score as the Missouri Southern Stat* College goalie
to the ground. Photo by Amy Roh
day we arrived back to college
experienced another trimester that advanced our
Freshmen experienced Advantage Week and what campus was
about. Greek organizations participated in their annual
and the theme "Bobby around the World" made
We were finally able to survey the renovations of the Student Union. Liking what we saw, the choices we had were not much, but they were ours.
Not only did into an already
Bearcat football attract hundreds of spectators
crowded Rickenbrode Stadium, but an
appearance by Lech Walesa, former Poland president,
Mary Linn Performing Arts
Center. Students were turned
because of limited seating.
share of entertainment, delighting us
with the "Last Swing of the Century," "Pirates of Penzance" and
"1776." These were just a few dips of culture that crossed the paths of our changing
we continued to immerse Through the people and places we
the clock never stopping,
ourselves into the world.
encountered. Northwest became a spectrum of growth and change.
Dressing up for old-fashion pictures. Knstina Brand and Natalie Miller enjoy a
Northwest Carnival. Photo by Amy Roh During the Watermelon Fest sponsored by Order of Onr>ega at the Bell Tower, many Greek n^embers cram their Students show true Bearcat faces with slices of watermelon. Pfioto by Amy Roh spirit at the Homecoming football game against the Missoun Southern Lions. Photo at the
bf Heather Epperfy football for the
while playing intramural
Photo by Heather Epperif
by Kelsey Lowe Aug.
two young women
miles south of
lives so far: college.
oldest siblings in their families,
friends almost their
classmates since kindergarten, with the exception of their last two years of high
would be roommates.
school. This time they "I don't
hometown of Thornfield, Mo., approximately 90
and Vanae Cooper, both the
They had been
Mo., to embark on the biggest adventure of their
was ever mentioned that we would room with anyone was a family
both students. Vanae's parents, Harold and
the group caravan-style, while Vanae,
her mother, Connie Nickel, followed in order.
seven hours, with about five stops along the way. According to Harold and Pam's odometer, the group had driven 400.9 miles by the time they entered the parking lot to stay at Maryville's
up here was
funny because there were four
cars in a
into the next morning. After looking
problem with the height of the
out in the hotel parking
late at night,"
length of the building.
legs off the loft
"One guy came and walked
looking at us
'What the heck
are they doing?'"
next morning began
the families arrived to a
volunteers, the cars were quickly emptied. "I
thought everyone was
with the 'Cat Crew,"
a lot of stuff.
Unpacking everything, on the other hand, was another
"Once we got everything out of our
didn't think we'd find a place for everything,"
didn't think we'd ever be organized."
time for Vanae to say goodbye to her
parents, she experienced
After completing the
Pam Cooper get ready to Hudson Hall at 7:45
families arrived at
morning unpacking. Photo by Amy Roh
row every turn we made and people
they were settled at the motel, both families drove to campus to take a peek at
for the night.
room Megan and Vanae would move
a.m. and spent the
around the room, they
While the noise of Harold's
room, the girls wait in the quiet hallway. They were two of the first residenu to arrive
their Ooor. beating the rush
and chaos that was soon to come. Photo by Amy Roh
father of a neighbor helps with the
construction of the
loft by passing lumber to Harold and Connie.AII of the
parents were excited for their daughters
knew they would them very much. Photo by Amy Roh
to sart college, but
Advantage Week W^^
Vanae Cooper looks over her
in to residence hall at the
with Jerome Green
Midnight dance party sponsored by
on the Tundra
Thursday, Aug. 19 •
Grab-and-go breakfast in residence
Meet with freshman seminar
Information and computer training
Rockfest at College Park
Hypnotist Mike Anthony
Bearcat Arena •
Late-night barbecue with Residence
Hall Association on the Tundra Friday, •
get heavier, knocking
Pancake Breakfast sponsored by
As hypnotist Mike Anthony makes his willing subjects think their right arm is really light, they feel their left arm
ground. Photo by Amy Roh
at the International Plaza
make Vanae Cooper's bed, Megan
Student Senate "Cool
OfT on the
Building front lawn
west freshmen. Photo by
Amy Roh Berry at Bearcat
At the Rockfest, freshmen popular
Midnight college movie marathon at the
Mary Linn Performing
such as "Crash" by Dave
Matthews Band and "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams. Mike Anthony, the hypnotist scheduled for later
was also present and performed card tricks while everyone ate. Photo by Amy Roh evening,
Saturday, Aug. 2 •
Pool party at Beal Park
Tiger by the Tail at
Late night with the
Mary Linn Greeks on the Tundra
Sunday, Aug. 22
Bearcat Arena • President's
Religious student union
open houses •
be able to unpack
and get settled
Building and Bell
The were excited to
not quite sure
Tower • Sf)eaker Berticc
to get down.
home. brought many
of "Tiger by the Tall"
skit depiclting a
hodine.The comedy troupe consisted of college students
to address issues that affected college students. Photo by Amy Roh
her parents get
her mattress.The families caravaned 400
seven hours to arrive for moving day Photo by
At Harold Cooper trm to loft.
bMmt into the
and Mapn Prtscott vwart the first children tn both hiniiM to twve home for coHege. Photo bfAntf Roh
Vanae's parents were
and bubbly. We're going
leaving their daughter as well. different. She's just so
to miss her presence."
Harold said he didn't expect the transition to
night in Maryvillc.
going to be way
somewhat emotional about
"I'm excited, but I'm sad," energetic
of excitement and being scared," she
my parents were going to stay another
really sink in for
Because of the long drive back home, Connie opted to stay in Maryville one more
without her daughter
best four years of
from the angle
and the bad. I'm very happy
hope she docs well and experiences Although Connie wanted
my life," it
went through the good times
be hard because
Family Weekend, she did
not anticipate being able to get away from her job as owner of the Spring Valley Trout
Megan and Vanae had worked
seventh grade, and their shoes would be difficult to
there for her since they were in
However, Harold and
planned to bring Megan's brother, Sam, with them when they brought Vanae's brother. Rick,
Vanessa, for Family Weekend.
Besides being grateful to their families for helping
also appreciated the opportunities afforded to
said. "It's a great
game and I
to a Royals
Megan get to
routine before everyone else comes."
experiences. For example,
night of class with her peer adviser,
to her Fields,
was actually a college student.
Kansas City," Vanae
looked out across the
Gregory Haddock, and a few other students from her
important and every school should do
students also looked forward to
opportunity to get to
probably won't get
sitting there in the
sitting here at a baseball
until midnight.' That's
and Vanae knew they would have many things happening
once they came to Northwest. But facing them together served
in their lives
comfort awTiy from
While the Bearcats slaughter Missouri
Southern State College in the Homecoming game, Rachel Lipira and
by Sarah Smi
the other cheerleaders keep the fans
a championship season behind them, Bearcat fans convened at
spirited.The Bearcats defeated Southern
Photo by Amy Roh
Rickenbrode Stadium with high expectations. Through a sea of green and Matt Montgomery, Mindy Hayden and
in nearly every spectator.
with Bearcat football due to loyalty to the team, or was
simply a case of
Greg Hutchison plead with Bobby Bearcat to toss them a T-shirt during the football
game againstTruman football fever?
Rickenbrode Rowdies were an active voice
"Fans are really loyal," Bearcat Sweetheart Cindy Carrigan
cheering the Bearcats on to a victory.Photo by Heather El>peHY
and the campus
the away games
always really high and that shows loyalty, too."
Students and faculty alike shared the same passion for Bearcat football.
Karen Kepka, generalist for periodicals every
"She (Kepka) assistant, said.
a die-hard Bearcat fan," Brent Connelly, Kepka's student
good supporter of the team and has more
enthusiasm than anyone." Kepka's devotion to the team was not influenced by the championship.
passion for Bearcat football routed from
always had this enthusiasm," Kepka said.
love the atmosphere, the band, the
just love the
and good girls
Students and faculty were not the only sources of support for the team.
Community beyond the "It's
walls of the University.
going to be a wonderful year," former Maryville mayor Bridget
said. "It's a
means of putting the town, the school and the
great to see everyone
Dave Arnold, Maryville Public "It's
be easier to carry
"We've established a winning
on with recruitment and
things like that."
Spectators were not only from the local community. traveled
from around the Midwest to watch the Bearcats
Melissa Auwarter's family. Bearcat football was a tradition.
The Auwarter 1996. Her
family held season tickets since Melissa was a freshman in
mom, dad and
grandfather ventured from Kansas City, Mo., â€˘
Safety officer, shared Brown's feelings.
going to be a great year," Arnold
games proved that the Bearcats had support
Tht BMrcaa maka an explosive entrance on to the field for their season opener against Arkansas Tech. Fans were excited for the Bearcats return to the field for the first time since they won the national championship in 998. Photo by Vahrit Moiunan 1
home game. Watching
Band turned them
her perform in the Bearcat Marching
into loyal fans.
the Bearcats evolve into
national champions, but continued to stay true to the team whether they
think that people are a
overzealous," Melissa said.
but that was one season. There are different players, but people
think we're going to win the championship again. to be that way. I'm not going to count
not necessarily going
Leipard, Auwarter's grandfather, shared her feelings.
team by learning each of the
loyalty to the
"Once you you
He showed his
get to the quality that this
team has had the
continue to have a pretty good following," Leipard
out here, you're going to see some good, exciting football that gets better
unfortunate that a lot of people are
with what happened will
charges past the Missouri
had four receptions for
and the quality of winning
continue to come. Fans are kind of fickle sometimes and they won't
show support Wide
coming game. Photo by Heather Epperly
game. Kel)/ Quinn places several plastic in
the north fence of
Rickenbrode Stadium spelling
cat Sweethearts not only
focused on football recruitment, but they also
Photo by Amy Roh
After being separated a for the celebration
Harold, drove back to their
helped their daughter
to her mother,
"Me, too," before she and her husband,
Mo. They had
include changes within the family as each "It
of Family Weekend.
words uttered by Vanae Cooper
brought her up here,
next 36 days would
awaited a reunion.
Prescott, also looked forward to being
reunited with a family member, because the Coopers
her younger brother
would be bringing
with them. Megan's mother, Connie, was not
able to come, because she
to run the Spring Valley Trout
the lapse of time between Advantage
noticed a few changes in her younger brother.
"He grew like,
Week and Family Weekend,
said. "That's the first
'Man, Sam, you must have grown. Stand back to back with me.'"
Vanae's younger siblings. Rick
even got a taste of life in the residence
to visit. Vanessa
she stayed with her sister
and Megan. "She had a
some of the
good time," Vanae
dorm and we
Friday night she
up and talked and
The group had their families
agenda on Saturday. The young
a tour of the campus,
which included a
trip to the
Student Union and the Bearcat Bookstore. Equipped with
group proceeded to the football game to see the
Bearcats defeat Southwest Baptist University.
Saturday continued with time on the town.
The group went bowling
Bearcat Lanes and saw the Freshman/Transfer Showcase play, "Juvie." â€˘
members came from
Minnesota to Maryville for Family Day. Tonic Sol-fa was an a cappella quartet
who entertained families on House lawn before
the football game.
Photo by Heather Epperiy
At the Family Day sponsored
party at the Alumni House. ARAMARK caters a
$5 all-you-can-eat barbecue.The
tailgate party also
had many campus
attendance to get
sponsorship from the alumni. Photo by
reciptcnti of this years Family of
the Year award
the Smith family. The
Smiths were nominated by son Joshua Smith. Photo bf Amy Rjoh
As they walk from Hudson
Hallto the Student Union.Vanae and
buildings they have classes in.After a snack at the
to purchase Bearcat apparel for the football
and crew of
"Juvie" delivered a message to audiences at
Linn Performing Arts Center. "Juvie" told the story of
in a city juvenile detention
As each person told the audience how he or
she got there, a
acted out the
criminal behaviors behind a spotlighted screen,
Omaha, Neb., to memory ensemble.
Steve Sanchelli traveled from
son Matt perform in the
My wife and
actors portrayed their parts really well. I
seen here. all
Steve said. "I thought the
was one of the better plays we've
never ceases to amaze
me how talented
the young people are."
Despite having his parents in the audience, Matt said
used to them seeing
high school, so
The Freshman/Transfer Showcase production was composed of 30 of Northwest's newest talents. "I'm glad I got involved," Matt said. "Through the show, I've
great friends. We're
out together even though
of the acting and four backstage
by the freshmen and transfer students,
the play also provided an opportunity for a few older students to adopt
Lampert's family traveled from
Neb., for her debut as stage manager.
them doing a show that had a social message because you don't see that very often," Megan's mother Jerilyn said. "I appreciate
Megan's father Pat also thought the play presented an effective story for an often troubled society. "I it,"
think there are a Pat said. "It had a
would be a good show
on the road
Haley Hoss, associate professor of dance, attributed the play's effectiveness to
and good planning. "I like
the minimalist set and
thought the students did a
good job of researching
later that day. Photo by Amy
their families enjoyed spending time together
Photo by Amy Roh
Family Weekend continued a decade-long
ended up together
While reading the latest edition of Northwest This Week, Venae's dad reads abou what is happening in his daughter's campus life.After the long trip up to Northwesi
by Kelsey Lowe
tradition for theater majors as the cast
Megan point ou
Union they went to the bookstor
and Sunday matinee,
"Juvie" provided an insightful experience for
the residence hal
younger generation ended
at a late
Missouri Twin Theatre.
"We went to see 'American Pie' and the movie was messed up so much and they started laughing," Megan said. "We had to sit
20 minutes waiting
there for about
like, 'Yep, this is
the movie theater.'
town of Maryville. This
Megan and Vanae both enjoyed siblings
and with Vanae's
parents, but wished they
didn't ever get to
doing one thing
right after the
conversation with any of them to kind of know what's going on
back home," Vanae
said. "It just
The Coopers and Sam
Sunday, following breakfast
really, really fast."
Maryville at about 10 a.m.
and Vanae. As they prepared
Country Kitchen with Megan
whether saying goodbye would be
as difficult as
move-in day. "It
was kind of sad, but we
really well, actually.
cried or anything."
VÂťnae shows her mother Âť poster she purchased while at school, however
would not fit
room so she
with her parents.Vanae's parents
brought food and newspapers from their
hometown for the women.
Photo by Amy
Zambia was one of the new countries represented
her country's native clothing, Ruth Malasa raises the Zambian in
with her brother,
the Harvey and Joyce
International Plaza this year. Photo by Amy Roh
Before the Homecoming awards start, Ben Bruggemann tries to get the crowd dancing. The awards ceremony was a tribute to the hard work put into Homecoming. Photo by Amy Roh
by Sarah Smith and Jadyn Mauc
A dull diud and a sharp crack ratded die windows and boggled die minds of Nordiwcst residences as die Bearcat start
Marching Band dmmline serenaded die campus
5:30 a.m. Friday,
of Homecoming Weekend and Walkout Day.
"The drumline is bud, obnoxious
my favorite pan of Homecoming," Jenna Rhodes said. "It starts the whole weekend on a
what Homecoming is."
Playing various cadences and warm-ups, the drumline staned the morning in front of Hudson and Perrin residence
numerous calls and complaints, the Maryville public safety
arrived to stop the
"ftopic usually get After the
drummer Ian Joyce said. "They yell and throw stuff, but its a tradition."
wake-up call, many smdents closed
back into slumber, but
for others, the
At the Sigma Phi Epsilon p.m. judging.
They had been working on
weeks. In mere hours, their hard
hurried to finish their house decoration before the 5
the house decoration with the Alpha
work would be evaluated
Sigma Alpha sorority for five
time in four years.
"We got a new house so we thought wed do a house dec," Man Owings said. The three dimensional pyramid was daborate,
using neariy 20 different colors and $2,500 worth of
lumber, chicken wire and pomps.
"When we get all done it looks rcaUy great," Owong? said. "What really sucks,
ft MisTifbnyTrokcy and
iindy Townsend celiliratt after
place for their
for three days,
After the house decoration judging, organizations breathed a sigh of relief and
ind Sigma Phi Epsilon
^•caivad third place for
nig^t, as students across the
iMir house decoration
mWi Deka Sifma
and clowns. Walkout Day continued long into the
up for the parade.
As the sun came up Saturday, everything started
8 im., but many organizations met
into place. Prejudging for the parade started
<ap|» Si|ma and variety
ihow skit. "Bobby... Monhwtst for Bearcat. byAmyAoh.
move their floats to
Mu and Sigma Phi Epsifon staned moving their float at 5:30 a.m.
their buildir^ site,
which was two miles away from the
the parade route.
took over a hour to move from
parade's starting point.
"We started the day by walking two miles holding down the skirts," Tonya Henr)' said. "We haven't been to sleep ycc"
The sleepless ni^t pakl ofl^for the organizations when
place for their float
On the odier side oftown, anodier Homecoming tradition was in full swing. Chris Cakes catered the lOth annual Keg$ and Egg$ breakfast
The Worid Famous Outback.
Chris Cakes prepared 55 pounds of eggs the business
located in Maryville,
pancakes, sausage and coffee for the event. Although
traveled across the country catcrir^ to similar events. Since
Egg> was in Maryville, the eggs were pr^urcd as a
"We do the e^ as a special thing," Evonne White, Chris Cakes caterer, said. "We normally only do pancakes and sausage, but since the event
we do the ^gs,
menu that morning was, of course, beer. There were approximately 20 kegs for the event,
Also on the
which attraaed about 450 people. Smdents were not the only ones who went for breakfast. Parents and alumni "It
was a fun, crazy place," Judy Fei^;uson, mother of Elizabeth Ferguson,
Elizabeth there, but she never
showed up so we
for the early meal.
"We were supposed to meet
We had a lot of ftin, but we kind of stuck out because
there were a few other parents there, but not very many."
While parents and smdents were enjoying the
catered services inside, others were preparing for the parade
After a night of strong winds
Smdent Oiganization sponsor, started
her morning by repairing the organizations house decoration.
On the fix)nt lawn of the Lutheran Campus House, Bobby Bearcat was vacationing in the Caribbean for Christmas. He was swinging in a makeshift hammock next to an ocean of balloons and e^ cartons. "Well,
used to be before the winds came along and took
away," Hardee said.
ISO used items found around the house, because of the small amount of fiinds they had available; spent a mere
"We thought a Christmas vacation would be an easy thing to do because we had two trees and since we don't have a lot
like the fiatemities
does cost a
since we're not in competition with big organizations there's a chance that
even win our ISO's hard
litde bit to
we could win a prize. We could
money back, plus some." work paid off^when they were awarded first place, $450 and a trophy for their house
ISO house is located on
Fbtirth Street, their house decoration
was displayed among the
and other independent oig^nizations.
The members of these organizations spent coundess hours preparing for one of the largest campus activities
of the year. Some students started constmction of their floats, clowns and house decorations weeks
before the parade, while others procrastinated until five days before the event.
The Sigma Tau Gamma fiatemity waited until Monday before Homecoming weekend to create a lai^ Bobby Bearcat sphinx they were offered
for the float
The fiatemity had not constmaed a float in
alumni to compete
12 years, but
"We never built a float because of a lack of interest and ftmds, but we build a wall every year as a house dec,"
couch up and
kind of a thing we
like to do.
back here and drink. That plywood
We always put a
supposed to gp on our roof As soon
we tear this â€˘
Horace Mann students watch as the American flag is fastened to the rope that would take it to the top. Each of the children had the opportunity to help raise the
Photo by Amy Roh
of the I
bv-Sara Sitzman I
the flags cook place at the
nc sccunu annual raising
Harvey and Joyce White Iniernational Plaza Friday, Oct. 1 5. The ceremony had become a pan of (he University t
Guey Beane prepares to help the crocodile hunter
Calder Young by sucking poisonous snake venom from
The Bearcat Superfans.a skits,
tradition in Phi Sigma Kappa's variety
the dedication of the Plaza in
earned Beane the best actor award. Photo bf Chratint Ahrem
There were 54 poles
Plaza, with flags representing
For her portrayal of an Australian crocodile hunter
show, Sigma Kappa first
place award for best skit
Phi Epsllon. Photo by
the best actress award.
went to Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma
the countries of the difl^ercnt
students attending Northwest. If there were not 54
54 countries attending Northwest, past students
were used. Joyce Botacio, a graduate student from Panama, raised her country's flag during the
your country, so
away you miss
important to be recognized,"
Seven countries were added to the Plaza during the
Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands,
Ivo Ruitcrs from Holland
displayed the Netherlands'
"I'm proud to
end of the
from the north
replaced because of the deterioration they sustained
from the wind and the
The ceremony was changed a
formal atmosphere, and
the coordinator worked to
incorporate the international students by allowing
raise their country's flag. *lt
brought the students
closer together," Dr.
Negar Davis, director of international programs
multicultural afhin, said. "It
was very emotional, moving, touching aitd great honor for the students."
Ryan Miller puts Missouri Southern on the run as he tries to get close
a tackle. Missouri Southern didn't have a chance apinst the Bearcats and lost the game 52- 3. 1
Photo by Amy Roh
As a high school marching band parades by, Dave McAfee taunts them and dances to their song. Later on in the parade, Maryville Public Safety warned some parade, goers to settle down. Photo by Amy Roh
S^Tau members also
of prcvioas house decorations to create the
Bearcat was portrayed as knocking the wall
Because the wall was
from the aliunni. The
made of used
to another national championship.
materials, the fraternity saved
total cost for their materials
some money and even made a
was $350. The alumni gave them $800
"We wanted to try to get our name back on campus," Wiederholt said. The fraternity did just that by taking fifth place in the highly competitive float competition and earned an additional $475.
Some oigariizations used the parade to suppon a nationally recognized cause. Sigma Phi took turns teeter-tottering on a decade-old
From Wednesday morning until 10 a.m. chiklhood pastime
name of the Amyotrophic
support their philanthropy.
members dedicated 72
consecutive hours to the
Ep members built the teeter-rotter approximatdy 10 years ago and
ALS because of a member who had a
ndative with the disease.
Another unique aspea of the Northwest parade was the number of marching bands Bearcat
Marching Band kd the parade, but between the
bands from surrounding cities and towns competed "I
saw bands fiom Pbtte Qty and Kansas City
and downs, 38 high school matching
in a separate competition. I
some of these bands came all
a parade," Corrie Heliums said there arc
some of the small ones.
"Some of them arc good, but then I
know they arc from
why waste your time? The parade is so small
up and around
The addition of the marching bands helped fill parade route, and lengthened the
gaps in the
amount of rime. The parade officially
the crowds of spectators
depaned the streets
their separate ways.
Fans began arriving for the 2 p.m. football Superfans showed
up covered from head
"We're true fens," April Saurxlcis
to toe in green
"We're wild and crazy and
willing ro try anything."
Saundcis and friends spent hours searching for a
cow bell â€˘
Dela Chi pledge Brandon Smith impresses the crowd Homecoming parade with the Irsh jig. The
pledges stopped every few minutes and performed a
dance routine for the onlookers. Photo by Htathtr Eppert,
Smiles are contagious whenever at
work. Bobby stopped and
Booby Bearcat is busy many children
said hello to
their football cheers.
"We went to
10 stores and
we went to some farm store,"
On the field, the Bearcats defeated Missouri Southem State Coll^, 93
"The store didn't have the
52-17. Afi:er catching seven passes for
and scoring two touchdowns, wide receiver Tony Miles was honored with the
Off the field, guarding a back entrance to crowd control while watching the Bearcats "I'm always
pumped for Homecoming,
fraternity brothers is
Don Black Trophy.
campus security officer Roy Gibbs concentrated on
rooting for the
home team," Gibbs said.
Across the street from Rickenbrode Stadium at the Phi Sigma
He just gave it to us."
but a farmer had one on the back of his tmck.
Kappa house, Casey McConkey and his
took turns shooting a cannon. I
do it," McConkey said. "I'm
pretty piunped, but
Homecoming is a lot of
The cannon was a 25-year-old tradition for the fraternity. With each powder
ram rod and put it in
touchdown they loaded
make a louder boom.
As Saturday came to an end, smdents parked their floats and abandoned their clown costumes to b^in a night fiee of stress. According to destroyed before Sunday night.
would be destroyed. An
collapse in a matter
and we have no use
do just that.
month of building,
seems kind of odd that you work that long on something just to knock
president, said. "It obviously can't stay up,
some time during its annual Homecoming party with
the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, the house decoration preparation
and house decorations had
At the Delta Chi house, members and alumni planned
There was an unspoken Delta Chi
and it'd be nice to keep
of it, but
Joel Dickes, Delta
be no where to
Late Saturday night. Delta Chi and theTri-Sigmas destroyed $2,000 of work, time and patience.
sense of unity
"I guess the entire "It
dissatisfying for the
members. Homecoming was merely a time
to build a
Homecoming is slipping around and seeing what's going on,"
why I wanted to become a Greek.
one big weekend out of the year where
makes the Greek community really tight."
The closeness of the Greek community and the campus was most apparent Sunday afternoon when the parade participants gathered at Rickenbrode for the awards presentation. After Phi
Mu and Sigma Phi Epsilon were awarded best overall for their float, members screamed, cried
and hugged each "This sister. "It
the greatest feeling in the world,"
time to do
Shannon Flinn said as she wrapped her arms around a sorority
of this, but
most exciting feeling
in the world."
Awards Sorority 1
Sigma Sigma Sigma.
World" 2 Alpha Sigma Alpha, 'Olympic Rings and Flags' 3. Phi Mu, "Bobby's Gondola of Love" of the
Delta Chi. "Chinese Parade Dragon'
2 Tau Kappa
Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Know Bobby was from Africa?' 2 Delta Chi and Sigma Sigma Sigma, 1
Alpha, "Hey, You Didnt
Northwest Nerds' and Phi Sigma Kappa, of the
"Bobby.. North west tor Bearcat" Independenl 1
Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma "Secret Agent Bobby"
Skit: Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon
Best Olio: Millennium Quartet Best Actor:
Casey Beane Best Actress: The Crocodile Hunter,
Hof DicfliitiaM: Highty CompettOvt 1
Delta Chi and
Sigma Sigma Sigma.
"Bobby's New View of the World" 2. Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon. "Pyramids o( Egypt"
Mu. Kappa Sigma and Delta Phi. "Bobby Gets an
International Rail Pass'
International Student Organization.
"Bobby's Caribbean Christmas" 2. Alpha Tau Alpha, "Bobby Goes on a World Safari" 3. Residence Hall Council, "Seven Wonder of the World"
Highly Competitive 1
and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
a Small World" 2.
Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha
Gamma At the Alpha Kappa Lambda house, Kieli Berding fills gaps in their jalopy with more pomps. Fraternities and sororities usually work together on floats, house decorations and jalopies so more funds are available. Photo by Amy Roh
Society. "Bobby's Arctic
Adventure" 2. International
receiver Tony Miles holds his
Black Trophy high. Miles
received the award for his spectacular performance
"Bobby's Chinese New Year" 3 Horace Mann Labratory School
caught seven passes for 93 yards,
returned three punts for 81 yards and blocked an extra point attempt. Photo by Amy Roh
Tau Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Alpha, "Roman Times" 3.
Fraternity: Delta Ctii
Independent: Sigma Society
HoM: PM Mu and Sigma Phi EpsMon House Decoration: Sigma Sigma Sigma and Delta Chi Vkrtety
Alpha Stgma Alpha
by Todd Snawl Tired and hungry after a long night out on the town, students continued to loyally patronize one of Maryville's eating establishments to
their late-night cravings.
Because the drive-thru w^indow never closed, Hardee's continued to be a favorite stop for students before they returned
With weekends being the $ 1 ,000 each night.
for the night.
of the week, Hardee's made between $700 and
der, Justin Snuffer places
produced some interesting and memorable experiences for employees and customers.
"One rime I remember a drunk guy putting up
bunch of police tape
and he wouldn't
through," Hardee's employee Tiffany
Kirkpatrick said. "I also had a drunk guy throw a beer botde at me."
container of fries
into a bag before he de-
order quickly to keep the long line of cars moving.
Students often experienced
ftinny situations as a result of their trip for a late-night
"My roommate and I went to she decided to go and pull
Hardee's late one night to
the locked front doors of the store,
setting off the security alarm in the process," Lisa Shawler said.
Other students had
different reasons for
night Hardee's experience. "I
the people at the drive-thru that
and they would sometimes
said. "I also
free food," Melissa
the huge line of cars filled with
crazy people waiting to order at the drive-thru.
Others remembered simpler
about their dining
experience at Hardee's. "I
would always order
a couple of hot
ham and cheese
the bar," Brian Miller said. "There's nothing
better than Hardee's food at 3 a.m."
appealing graveyard shift and extensive menu, which
included delicacies such as biscuits and gravy, Frisco burgers and curly
Hardee's was a popular choice for
Not only was
many students with
Hardee's a place to cure the "munchies," a lifetime of memories.
blur of customers through Hardee's
of cars often backs
restaurant, so late-night customers
way around the
must be patient
receive their food. Photo by Heather Epperly
Photo by Heatiier Epperly
\M)M fTMCini «ach dnw. Snulhr colaca
money and rKums
(he chanc* quiddy Each stap must
a steady pace to avoid
customers. Ptxno bf Heaher Epptrtf
by Todd Shawlcr Gray's Truck Scop
and Restaurant was
another favorite place for students to obtain
on Highway 71 might
not have been as ideal as other restaurants
around the Maryville
to attract a large range
of students with
delicious food, large serving sizes, inexpensive cost "1
always loved going out to Gray's on
Sunday morning "Sometimes that
you couldn't hardly fmish
you so much food it all.
cheap food, too."
The menu had something
to everyone, with food ranging
and gravy and eggs dinner
hamburgers and daily
for Gray's success
hours and willingness to remain open seven days a week. This gave students the
opportunity to eat
convenient for them, such as mornings after
long nights of partying.
breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Grays had something having to drive
for everyone. Despite
a little fanher. students
rarely disappointed with their eating experience
and did not go home with empty stomachs.
by Laura Pea Calling
of "letting go" for some students, and the cost of
a necessary part
changed with new long-distance telephone rates
gave students the opportunity to
calls to areas all
country, paying only for the length of their conversations, rather than for the distance
they called. Steve Chor, telecommunications technician supervisor, said officials had been
looking for a non-distance dependent rate since prices had increased in 1998.
had been using an
prices to charge for calls
and neither did
said the University
the increased prices were acceptable,
AT&T table as a reference to know
to different locations.
to search for a
rise in prices
way of charging
question of which long-distance rates to use was ultimately decided on a state
and the non-distance dependent system won.
Put into action, the
gave students the opportunity to
to 24.4 cents per minute,
depending on the day and time the
When compared with
calling card rates, the prices
not received complaints about the
"If people were not complaining,
However, for Trista Ide the new three long-distance calls to family
were competitive, but Chor had
was going over
were not a positive change. Ide made two to friends per
unreasonable. "I didn't like 1 1
p.m. to 8 a.m.,
way they changed
Jina Lilly agreed the
the times," Ide said. "I never called anyone from
the rates were the cheapest."
would be more
times were earlier in the evening, but said the
beneficial if the cheapest calling
new system would not have any
did not think the
would have much of an
In the puzzle.
scheme of campus
individuals, however, saving
money and keeping
family were both important factors of daily
system gave students a
new way of keeping
were a small piece of the
touch with friends and
non-distance dependent rate
touch and, for some, a way to
Day Rate (Monday 5 p.m.)
Friday 8 a.m.
24a:Tir?pcr 4 minute ^
Evening Rate (Sunday
Friday 5 p.m.
Night Rate (Every night
Weekend Rate (Saturday 8 a.m.
Btustration by Erica'^Stnith
LoniK Distance Ratis^
by Sarah Bohl
have sounded Hke Maryville was evolving into a
Although that may have been an exaggeration, Maryville did experience a
fast-food chain Burger
SuperCenter, the Hangar Movie Theater and
few of the new businesses to appear in
of the new businesses to open was the Hangar, a movie theater
designed and decorated to look
not only a five-screen theater,
also included a full restaurant, a
room with video games and pool used for a variety of events.
an airport hangar.
and a dinner theater
opened on Main
that could be
from Wal-Mart on the South side of town.
The Hangar was owner Tad Gordon's only rural
community of Princeton, Mo., which he
with the idea of creating an entertainment
facility like the
him come up Hangar.
matter what small community you go into these days
they're really lacking in things for kids to do, so
lived in the
to figure out
to bring entertainment into smaller communities,"
"Maryville looked like a prime market that needed
Employee Greg Graybill
customer response reflected Gordon's
"Most people have they really like to
said that this
for Maryville to have,
back," Graybill said.
Construction on the theater began in the spring of 1999, but inclement
weather slowed the process. but
business was scheduled to open Sept.
opened, the theater opted to use minimal publicity to give
employees time to adjust to larger crowds. General Manager Richard Groves said the Hangar employed 58 people
in the restaurant
with almost 95 percent being college students. "This, being a college town, has been incredible for said. "It
difficult over the holidays,
but for the most part college â€˘
BMmM by Jadyn Mauck Following a renovation trend, the Maryvilk Public Library undertook a $650,000
renovation and addition project. $500,000 of
the total was generated by
donations from individuab, families and
A crowd suru to form on a Friday night at the
Hangar Movie Theater The was designed to look
decorations on the inside. Photo by Amy
Diane Houston wrote
a grant to
the Missouri Sute Library for $40,500.
grant went in part to fiind a the basement.
borrowed. Contractors broke ground June of 1 999 for
The new Wal-Mart SuperCenter sunds unoccupied
be open to the
decision to build the SuperCenter
was made because of increase Photo by Chmtint Ahrens
a 5,300 square foot addition that
of the existing building.
During demolition, contractors discovered pieces of tombstones.
map from 900 1
revealed the land they were building
cemetery-engraving business and
the land the library sat
a livery stable
building that housed the library was
built in '12
*62, the federal
originally a post office. In
government bought the old
post office as surplus property and donated
to Maryville for a public library.
lower ceiling was construaed at that time
to try to conserve heat.
was taken a 22-foot
out during renovation and revealed ceiling.
a big, beautiful, wonderfully-built
Houston worked with architea Vernon Reed to redesign the planned to move it
library's floor plan.
shelves to the
February or early March, aitd
the circulation desk toward the center of
building was designed to
readers' specific needs.
leisure- reading room, furnished with sofas and
comfortable chairs, was added. study
also added, replacing the
existing children's room.
resemble an indoor
would have two
While the exact date of completion was unknown, Houston kept a written and photo journal of the building's progress.
ES^a^d by Naomey Wilford
The Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation finished one expansion and estimated another woidd be completed by the
end of April.
Manager Doug Sutton
building should be finished by the spring to
ensure enough time for
north side and the one
(on the south side of the plant) started
Kawasaki had been growing since
At the concession stand snacks for a customer.
the Hangar, Jim
Owner Tad Gordon opened
Hangar to bring more entertainment options to Maryville.
"We just finished one expansion on
additions had been
Photo by Amy Roh
At the Cactus in
and Cantina, partons can either stop
for a quick drink or to enjoy a Mexican meal.
Mexican restaurant was formerly Zipps, a homestyle steakhouse. Photo by Amy Roh
have to keep expanding the building
current expansion cost approximately
million, but Sutton said the changes only
benefited the corporation.
"Kawasaki needs more space engines, sales
and with the booming economy,
have steadily increased," Sunon
students arc a great source for
Groves and Carissa both agreed the community's response to the dinner theater was greater
The room contained
than they had expected.
a digital projector that allowed the theater to
project powerpoint presentations for business meetings
for the theater, but
really gives us
were coming up with events to hold
has said that they've really enjoyed
Groves said one of the
think they've really taken ownership
that customers were
happy with the new dinner
that's neat, that's different,'"
theater's biggest struggles
people's perceptions. Also,
balance in the types of movies the theater shows. Groves admitted
difficult trying to find a still
people of Maryville something that
"TTieir response has been,
flexibility to offer to the
Employee Carissa Cureton indicated
Alabama. Gordon said he had
he also used feedback from people
they'd have to travel a long it
had not figured out
"Obviously we have several different audiences here
the family crowds, the older adult
crowds and then the college crowds, which are completely different when
to the films
they want to see," Groves said.
Future plans for the Hangar included offering a lunch buffet, delivering a hiring a person to talk with groups in the
to find out
the dinner theater might
doors was the Cactus Grill and Cantina, which
served traditional Mexican food. Beginning in January, this restaurant took the place of Zipp's
Steakhouse under the ownership of Charlie Wooten.
on Missouri Highway 46, bringing Another new business original
town was the Wal-Mart SuperCenter on South Main, next
specific differences that
a bit of culinary culture to Maryville.
Wal-Man. The SuperCenter was scheduled
management of Lonnie were
said while there
were standard with
carries a full-line grocery that a
2000. under the
were differences among
as a grocery store.
not," Scheffe said. "It
the bakery, the meat department and the produce department."
Scheffe also said other SupcrCcntcrs carried businesses such as an optical center, hairdresser, *
Patron Clint Lambert
at the bar at the
with other customers as they watch
restaurant, with a Southwest decor, had a laid back
aanosphcre. Photo bf Antf Roh -% p
took a long time, but
Maryville middle school students
and teachers said goodbye to the old Washington Middle School, and hello to a btand new facility. The city of Maryville put up a
middle school on the south side
assistant principal, the
other school was about
repairs," Schieber said.
system could not
handle computer hookups or any technology.
We just could
make it adapt anymore. We had to move for the students." The new building was started not
in June of '98, and the students and teachers moved into the new
over a year
facility a litde
August of '99.
At an open-house in the fall of showed it off to
'99, the students
council gave guided tours to visitors that evening,
Schieber said they had a great time.
Students were not only excited to
building off to
the public, they were also excited
about the new innovations school. get in
They could not
try everything out.
"There are so many new things
we can do
and Cantina offered
margaritas on Wednesday
At the Hangar Movie
an exciting place to
Everywhere you go, you
and working on something new. It's see students eager to learn
great to see
Pendleton talks with customers as they are
movie theater housed
90-years old and just needed
school was a must.
Theater, Manager Tracey
According to Peggy Schieber,
nights. Photo by Amy
for building a
a $2.50 drink special for
funds for the elementary, middle
Manager Charlie Wooten talks with
theater. Photo by Amy
f6%N bank and one-hour photo, though the planning Construction of the SuperCenter was
weather through the summer and
"Good weather helped schedule and
building was actually
one-third being college students.
Scheffe expected to hire between
300 and 350 more people.
would look forward
70 people, with nearly
the positions available at the SuperCenter,
better," Scheffe said. "We'll be
or three days a week, and piece
way ahead of
Scheffe estimated the current Wal-Mart employed about
us tremendously," Scheffe said. "It put us
we picked up about 30
than expected because of the agreeable
finished before the workers were ready to
college students, since their schedules
on those who can only put
together that way."
decision to build a SuperCenter in Maryville was based
foot. Maryville consistently surpassed the
sales for the four years Scheffe
had been manager.
have a bottom figure, and once
exceeding that they
for a SuperCenter," Scheffe said.
Scheffe believed a SuperCenter
50-mile radius around
should pull from up to a
into this town,
which enables merchants
people and bring more dollars to Maryville," Scheffe
Northwest students "I
what every town needs."
Students also looked forward to the one-stop shopping a SuperCenter provided. "It's
going to be very convenient," Jeremy Day
things and groceries
be able to shop for school
also scheduled to
confirmed they would be building new
Although no definite plans had been
to town. Burger
Maryville within the next year.
laid for construction or
opening of the business.
Northwest students had already begun responding to the news. "I
said. "It gives students
things here instead of driving an hour away."
business prospects opening,
to keep students
entertained without leaving the comforts of home.
The release of movies such as "The Blair Witch Project" and the "Sixth Sense" gave students Jim Glaub and Melissa
quite a scare. Photo
byAmyZepnic Shrieks, sweaty palms, racing hearts....
Shelly's "Frankenstein" in
Sixth Sense," horror has intrigued moviegoers since the invention of special
go) for the adrenaline rush," Brad
think the w^hole
said. "It's so suspenseful to sit
Besides provoking thought, people also experienced degrees of paranoia after viewing horror flicks.
"I get so
couple of days
said. "I don't
to be alone for a
scared something will get me."
After-images were also frequent. film.
freaked out after a movie," Emily
recurring images are from the
scenes of any horror
For instance, "The Blair Witch Project," a movie that grossed $4.1 million in
girl and a quiet man standing in what movie-goers anticipated and remembered. was so jumpy," Mersmann said. "A movie attendant startled
images of bloody handprints on the wall, a frantic
the corner. These lasting effects were
'The Blair Witch
on the Missouri Twin Theater movie attendant Justin Ross
came out of a movie and screamed," Ross
scared the hell out of me."
He also explained other effects of horror films. People shrieked, jumped into their date's arms and one man attending "The Blair Witch Project" vommited after exposure to the jiggly camera work.
Horror films attracted many different people. "Everyone from
type of movie, too.
even told me,
kids with their parents to senior citizens," Ross said. "It depends
had 'Eight Millimeter,' there were
yesterday and threw up.
a lot of gothic people.
common for people to insert bathroom and smoking breaks during movies to calm And although people rarely left a movie out of fear, bad experiences occured. "When I was young, my mom never let me watch scary movies, (she was) afraid it would give me nightmares," Kent Ruehter said. "Well, I saw 'Gremlins' anyway and it scared me to death. I It
the hype, one had to
a steady industry that just doesn't
the horror industry was increasing in popularity.
industry not only continued to prosper,
"We had movies said. "Now people these films.
increased in intensity.
'Halloween' with Jamie Lee Curtis whose effects were terrible," Ruehter
Kevin Williams are creating unpredictable endings that lure people to see
increasing popularity because
"For two hours you are in the movie scared
Society sees a need for heart-pounding, fear-inducing
on, you're back to
like the characters,"
Sc ream by Sarah Smith For some, scary movies were a
They were a way
realities of life
transported to another place and
time. For others,
signaling the end of the
these fantasies continued.
Stephanie Spencer was one
fascination off the screen.
been huge fan
"Emotions ran through
great story. The fact that
the movie genre
was such a revised
Spencer's love for the movie turned into a
three copies of the movie
"Scream," and three copies of the the wide sequel "Scream 2"
screen version, the director's cut
When Spencer was
watching the movie "Scream,"
was relating other movies to it. She had the ability to take any actor or actress and relate him or
her to the film.
she came to Northwest,
Spencer wanted to leave talent behind.
friends told her
sorority sisters about the talent
that the fun didn't
scared," Spencer said
best friend had told
people. They were
So Spencer in
did just that.
â€” Harrison Ford
the movie Star Wars' with
Dish' with Cornelia Kiss, in
conversation one day
posters and even a string of lights with the film.
masked man from the may seem like
a morbid collection, she considers it
to be a part of her 'It's like
by Jadyn Mauck
Haifa century ago,
Jones, Northwest's sixth president, dreamt of a place
where students could congregate. In 1952, construction of the
W. Jones Student Union.
In '96, an addition was built doubling the size of the building. In '97, planning for a
complete renovation of the building
"The old building had sound and
"There was a out. This
Porterfield, vice president
of wasted space; no good,
was an opportunity to rethink
with tomorrow's students in mind."
Creating more space for students was a reoccurring theme during the designing of the
was much bigger than
for students, space
to be the
hub of student
because of what
in the previous
was taken from administrative
activities," Porterfield said.
has to offer."
the second floor across from the
places, several benches, tables
be drawn to
more informal gathering
actual student space allotted
were placed throughout the building, and a television room with a
order to create
the Bearcat Bookstore, Freshens,
and Java City Coffee, a new coffee shop containing 40 additional
Student Senate, Residential Life and other campus organization offices were also located
on the second
Student organization office space was added to give
smaller organizations both a meeting and a
a secretary to assist
This work space provided a
multicultural office was shared by the International Student Organization
and the Alliance of Black Collegians. This paperwork Maryville.
for entering It
and leaving the country, and provided
Renovation began in
office assisted international students
recruiting students to study abroad.
May of '98 and was expected
to be finished
by August of 'continued
Treats Shop. Laura Chamberlain
The expansion of the shop was the highlights of the Student Union Photo bf
Chmtint Ahrens Sweet's
Kim Severson stocks the Day candy to prepare for the An added bonus for the shop was
Qianong ^ ^^ y tor the
that students could purchase items using their Bearcat
1^1 1 (^(•t?
Northwest students saw many changes
Card. Photo by Oirisune A/irens their eating habits over the past
they ate, but where.
Before renovations began in 1998, the
Student Union was the only place on campus
to eat. floor,
was located on the second
while the ground floor contained places
such as the World of Cuisine, Dunkin'
However, when the renovations began, so did the changes in campiu dining locations. Bytes, Hubbard's
Cubbard and the Cellar
became part of Northwest
vocabulary. Bytes was a small food court located in the Garrett-Strong Science Building. Hubbard's
Cellar, located in the
Once most were
used to the changes,
campus dining moved back from different locations to
basement of the
Conference Center, was the main provider
one main area
many in '99.
to survive the switch.
grab fresh-baked cookies and
other snack items at Hubbard's Cubbard, but other areas such as Bytes, ceased to
Cellar survived, only in a slighdy
altered state. Instead of serving Italian food,
turned into a convenience
store, selling items
such as laundry detergent and Kleenex Students could
Aladine Card, but
pizza using their
iiutead of Itza Pizza delivery.
have been shuffled
the changes, in the
2000. However, construction was ahead of schedule and was anticipated to be finished early in the
summer of 2000 with
being held the following August.
million budget was created for both the
South Complex Residence Halls renovations. The Union took
up approximately $12.5
Funding was financed through
revenue bonds, which were sold to investors and would be paid
by the University over the next 20
along to students by increasing the price of tuition and
Russell said. "It will be nice having a coffee shop really
a place to
Despite the tuition increases, the University could not afford to build another floor so they
compromised by simply adding
outdoor furniture. The outdoor eating area opened in the spring
2000 when While
the weather was agreeable.
seating was located
on the second
to the first floor.
building had food concepts on both the
was divided into two
a cafeteria-style food court
part consisted of
and the other contained
Fine Dining. Fine Dining provided an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet
service for dinner.
was dedicated to conference rooms and a
room was designed with
replaced an out-dated ballroom.
big windows, comfortable
and couches so students could read
in a quiet â€˘
trimester sorted, the exterior of the
Student Union had not yet been completed. At the beginning of the
trimester the downsuirs food
court was ready for students. Photo by Amy Roh
Contractors Dennis Ducharuie and Steve Weidemaier
check over the blue prints of the Student Union. Construction vwrkers and crew worked long hours to complete the job Photo by Chmtine Ahrtns
uin'' Student Unic
by Jadyn Mauck
As the spring trimester
Union and students and
While contractors reconstructed and repaired the walls of the Student Union, the offices
within those walls were also renovated.
TTie Student Leadership Office was
continued renovation of the
staff watched the building change. Offices
opened and students returned
for various needs
"This building was designed to provided a litde something for everyone," Porterfield said.
University-aiFiliated organization. "It
was the brain-child of Kent
Bryan Vanosdale, director of campus activities, said. "It
conversation between other colleagues."
Leadership Office housed
Student Senate, International Student Organization and Alliance of Black Collegians, but was designed to serve smaller
organizations as a resource center. place for
and cabinet space could be reserved
bi-weekly. Several computers with Internet
connection and publication software were also available.
"Slowly but surely students are beginning to take advantage of this," Vanosdale said.
"We knew students would this,
The Student office supplies
not be lined up for
Leadership Center offered
such as a copy machine,
laminator and paper cutters.
services such as five secretaries
hired to assist group members.
was needed for our students
on our campus," Vanosdale
Food service employee Debbie Rhoades fills a plate Among many others, Caf6
of fries for a student.
Features offered a variety of choices
Union. Photo by Christine Ahrens
the second floor of the Student Union, Esra
paperwork. The identification operations department moved from Thompson-Ringold Building
to the Union. P/joto Christine Ahrens
Thoughtfully taking a drag from his cigarette, Craig his leisure
Markus spends some of in
front of the Student
among many Northwest students who smoked and socialized Union.
during lunch hours. Photo by Christine Ahrens
by Sarah Smith Small children eager for knowledge were repeatedly told to say no to drugs. Images of tar-covered lungs flashed across television screens during drug-awareness videos. These images were meant to
educate as well as frighten young minds.
Between Drug Abuse Resistance Education
Say No' campaign, some of these children began experimenting with tobacco. At that young
and former U.S. President Ronald Reagan's
some even became
was 16 when
A study conducted showed
was 14," Chrissy Tu^le
smoked every once
in a while to
Community Outreach Health Information Systems in Boston of people who smoked started in ninth grade. Eighty percent of smokers
staned before the age of 2 1 "I
was 12 years old when
my older cousin
every day by chewing (tobacco); at least that
Coughing was only one of the mild
hooked," Dustin Lehr
wake up coughing
think of quitting
of smoking. As the years progressed, the
symptoms could become worse from lung disease to heart disease and even cancer. The best way to avoid these factors was to never latch on to the deadly addiction. "I don't buy cigarettes, I bum them," Jeff Garrett said. "I usually only smoke at parties and in clubs."
smoke-ftxx. Even the residence halls of Northwest caught Phillips, Dieterich
one or two
and businesses chose
to a halt as several public facilities
to this trend.
were made smoke-free. Tlie other
on campus had only
where smoking was permitted.
could not smoke in their rooms stepped outside of the buildings. Hudson Hall
Council took these people into consideration and purchased ashtrays and benches to help cut
Students also smoked outside other buildings on campus, except for Colden Hall. In 1998, the
Colden Coordination Committee voted
east sides of the building smoke-free. Large
the stairs on the north and south
to the walls,
informing students and faculty that their habit was not welcome. All
took was a short walk
the sidewalk to the Student
smoking was permitted. This became smokers turned the extra dining
problem during the
tables outside to a
the renovation of the Union, there was a minimal
to find a place
few weeks of school, when
amount of seating. The administration
placed extra tables and chairs directly outside the building so students would have a place to
"People didn't utilize the tables as dining areas, so we couldn't expect the ARAMARK people to
keep the area clean," Carol Cowlcs, assistant vice president of student
were removed and students had to find alternative places to
making the residence Matt Baker,
residential life coordinator, said. "Society as a
Books, calculators and phones are
ordinarily filled their bags to the brim
for the day's adventure. Photo Illustration
by Amy Roh
by Naomey Wilfon
the rush and chaos of preparing for
to class, students stashed tons of
items in their backpacks.
Students usually packed traditional classroom necessities such as textbooks, notebooks, pens
pencils in their bags, but sometimes they prepared for the extreme, leaving nothing behind.
Amy Milligan stuffed
Tonya Stagner and
They were always prepared
chapstick and Kleenex.
from the grind of college
and colds that often
bags with basic items like keys, cigarettes and lighters, Walkmans,
was asked many times
relievers, gloves, lotion,
"You can never be too prepared," Milligan
are always asking
for "the kitchen sink."
for things, because they
around," Yost said. Yost always had
in her backpack: butterscotch candies,
exacto knife, a small plastic cross, a watch, ponytail holders, a yo-yo, a toy car, Elmer's glue and a flashlight. "It's
Not only did Yost
sense stuff," Yost said. "I carry around basically whatever carry around items that often
but she managed to
few extras for good luck. For example, she had a smashed clarinet ligature in her bag that a bus
ran over at a marching "I
on the ground, picked
and we won
that day," Yost said.
"From then on,
Another student, Tae Young
checkbook and an electronic
important items in his bag.
passport traveled with
and the checkbook and dictionary helped him while he was Students carried a purple,
bag and Jenny Schell said she put
got bored and played with
few students said
in school," Schell said.
in the past they carried
a passport, a
him from Japan
Gwen Evans had army men in her bag.
some not-so-important, but fun items with them,
used to have
forbidden things in their backpacks. Ryan
Dustin Lehr and Christopher Halbert used to stash beer
in their bags
Kozel hid a baseball cap.
"Hats were always
high school," Kozel said.
Students like Milligan and Yost took their backpacks everywhere
around campus. Where ever they were taken, backpacks held a place
of most Northwest students.
camp, home and things in the lives
Cluttered boxes and office supplies occupy the space
new office. The entire history department moved from Garrett-Strong Science of Dr. Michael Steiner's
Thompson-Ringold Building during
renovations. Photo by Christine Ahrens Pictures of friends cover the desk of Jill Sievers as she
works on her bed. Many students brought keepsakes from home to make their room more personal. Photo by Doug Hubble
by Jaclyn Mauck In the
thousands of students packed their personal belongings and traveled
Once uprooted from
family and friends, students referred to the residence halls of
Trying to cram a television, microwave,
computer, two beds and two closets
room was a recipe for chaos. To make room for the finer things in life, such as electronic devices, residents moved their bedroom up a level. The most popular space saver on campus was a loft. Under the bed, students created kitchens, entertainment or computer centers or even a guest bed. "People
and lounge on your bed and
just better to
have furniture," Sue Scholten
Scholten spent $55 on a custom-made double several
used four ground
to support her.
because there are no poles in the middle of the room;
up," Scholten said.
Scholten was not the only resident Russell
devoted time to decorating
spent two and a half hours sticky-tacking his entire 3-year-old collection of Got
Milk and Absolut Vodka advertising cutouts "I can't
stand bare, white walls,"
to his walls.
said. "It feels
Decorations did not have to have sentimental value, some were simply fun. Second-year
roommates, Cathy Fleak and Jennifer Bonnett covered
room with Christmas
in-the-dark stars, pictures of various breeds of puppies and Scooby refrigerator
was decorated with magnetic
to her room. Well,
"Last year our walls and ceiling were completely covered," Bonnett said.
mad because would never go Some people on campus did
friend used to get
not have to luxury of decorating or even unpacking.
department had been shuffled across campus due to renovations.
"We have portable offices," Dr. Michael Steiner said. The offices were originally housed in Colden Hall, then They
the Garrctt-Strong Science Building.
Valk Agriculture Building and
"The bi^est problem
finally to the third floor
were moved to Douglas Hall, then to
Thompson-Ringold Building, then
of the Administration Building.
books," Steiner said. "I've only unpacked half of
mine." Despite the constant moving, Steiner did display a few items to
Piaures of family
sat beside a
his office personal.
"I'm not a big 'Star Wars' fan, but
Yoda," Steiner said. "He's wise and small.
from a student." Students and faculty alike
own. Whether they planed to their
the need to add a personal touch to the space they called their
or a year, they expressed their individuality through
f Rixims and
Surrounded by flowers and balloons, Julie
behind the Perrin Hall front
desk waiting for the residents to pick
up their gifts. Many special deliveries were made to campus on Valentine's Day. Photo by Christine Ahrens
At the Student Union, Erica Myers scoops her dessert from a Valentine's Day buffetThe buffet was ideal for single students or couples on a limited budget. Photo by Amy Roh
by Sarah SmitI Traditionally. Valentine's
of love and togetherness.
being with that someone special and uttering sweet words
However, when no significant other
entire day dedicated
day became a time to find the true meaning
of Feb. 14.
Day can be overrated because I think you should show someone you think everyday," Amanda Shaffer said. "Granted, it is a nice day if you have someone to
"Valentine's special it
with." Shaffer was
one of many
back and watched
However, ShafTer did not
spent the day with friends and not a significant
people around her received flowers,
bring her down; she found an alternative to the day.
"A bunch of us that are single are going to draw names and give each other carnations and a stuffed animal so
Among Shaffers group holiday, "I
of giving was Maggie Werning.
shared similar views of the
participated in traditional gift-giving activities.
for taking a
bag of Hershey Kisses to school and giving them to
back and watching
best friend get all these gifts
Werning's friend, Kristi Wendt, said she received
only one guy Valentine's Day. She and her boyfriend,
Vivone, spent an entire week celebrating their one-year anniversary and the holiday.
likes to exaggerate,"
swooning me with
spent the day solo.
and she thinks everyone
presents, but they are mostly
giving and receiving,
said despite this
and she was glad there was
drawback the holiday time of year devoted
entirely to love. "It
program put on bx RIGHTS for Sex Responsibility week. Eric Liebing and Andrea jorgensen ptay Meg and Brian who arc two friends wtth the same disease. This program was designed to educate the campus and comnxinity about dating, relationships, sexual diseases and sexual In
scene eight of Sexual Responsibility
harassment. Photo bfjohn Petronc
makes me happy
that they have set aside a day, becau.se
I'm a hopeless romantic at heart," neat that there
to your significant other. But
works out better
day that you're supposed
on the other hand,
e\'eryday you're the
want to be with."
Ten minutes before classes
start, a line
cars forms as
students wait for parking spots to open.The parking lot behind Valk Agricultural Building
was the most convenient parking spot for
students with classes on the north side of campus. Photo by Amy Rah In a fire
zone outside of Wells
Daniel Tiller issues a ticket.
a busy day.Tiller gave approximately 50 tickets. Photo by Amy Roh
m WWP X
by Sara Sitzmaii It
p.m. Sunday and
student had just arrived back to Maryvillc after a three-hour
he wanted to do was go to his room and
of clean clothes, homework and
brought from home. Dreading the three
he had not seen an open parking space
but scary, scenario was an all-to-common
would take him in eyesight
the comforts he
to haul everything inside,
of his residence
parking spaces were a rare sight for those with vehicles on campus. Parking permits
were mandatory and cost $70. "It
was ridiculous the price we had to pay
to park even close to I
A total of 3,956
for the permit, especially since there are
your dorm," Jennifer Spreckelmeyer
parking permits were sold to residents, commuters and faculty combined.
Commuters owned 1,717
permits, residents purchased 1,553 permits
campus, there were a
handicap spaces, reserved
of 3,196 parking spaces
areas, service areas, visitor spots
residential life areas
excluded, there were only 2,919 parking spots available.
Schuster said although there were parking spaces available, the locations were not
only a small area to park by North Complex and most of us have to walk a long
way from where we can
find parking," Schuster said.
In times of desperation, drivers
Sanders, the reason he
sometimes created new parking spaces. According to Aaron place to park was plain
places to park are illegal," Sanders said.
made new parking
recognized and given ticket.
spots were often discovered by
Safety estimated a total of 80 to
The need for drivers.
more spaces was recognized and plans were underway
around 265 more
near the Martin-Pedersen National
was located north of the Garrett-Strong Science Building. The
would extend the plans.
would be able
add 94 more
Guard Armory expanded would be added lot
to lot 14,
south of the water tower
North of the water tower, 84 more parking
biggest area in construction took place north of Garrett-Strong. This to hold
Until big changes occurred, open spaces were an oasis in a desert of cars and parking ticket
EkHTEN freedom, and came to a head
the Lenin Shipyard Strike
erupted. Walesa continued to serve the Solidarity
the early '80s, surviving a year of jail time and receiving a Nobel
Peace Prize in '83 for his dedication to freedom.
Walesa stressed that he was not trying to play the "It
intention to .
of a hero.
a politician or
to participate in great
With about 100 honorary
to have reached a respectable status as a
was not recognition,
in a different
manner as he spoke with
by Laura PearlV V 1
States' role to take
"If the superpowers
charge as the only remaining super-i
O iJ U iVi
of the United States
ceased hold of concepts such as globalization and cooperation!
one Emphasizing the
in his original struggles. He.
instead of the basic ideal of freedom.
and campus residents than he had Photo by Amy Rah
do not come up with
this constitution, noj
able system of world existence, the former President of Poland,
Lech Walesa, spoke to
crowd of Northwest students and
workable system of countries. His perspective pro-
vided students and
Mary Linn Performing
community members with
new way of look-
Arts Cening at world politics and
a larger foundation
which Walesa, president of Poland from 1990-1995,
humble beginnings. Growing up times torn by war and
However, with the
in the Polish countryside, in
aftermath, Walesa lived what he called
byTodd ShawlerL/ in his country,
of honesty that angered him.
not really win against
Civil Litigator Jan
communism, but could
member of the strike committee at
the Ixnin Shipyard.
he began to lead the Solidarity
he took part in the University's Distinguished Lecture
Walesa realized something had to be done. In '70, he became
to build their futures.
His lecture emphasized the importance of environmental awareness
and how people could
complex environmental problems.
order to solve
graduate from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst
and Beatrice Foods.
for the high rate
case involved a
number of families
by industrial waste was
of leukemia within their community,
were able to expose the truth about the contaminated
water and also receive compensation for those suffering health
a result of the
Schlichtmann was portrayed by
movie "A Civil Action."
on "60 Minutes," "Nova," and
magazines and news-
papers around the country.
The main theme Schlichtmann
tried to get across
gation was not the real answer to solving the tal
problems the world
only made things worse. People working with one another
Ihere are times where
haven't seen a tornado.' to him, Faidlcy's in-
as a photojournalist for
Tucson, Ariz. His career was launched
shot an image of a tower being struck by lightning
feet in front
submitted the picture to Life magazine
and suddenly other magazines and motion picture companies began calling
The impact of the
lightning bolt knocked
but Faidley believed
to the ground,
was the highest quality shot of lightning
actually hitting an object in existence.
Faidley had his
Weatherstock, and managed the
world's largest library of weather-related images.
author of the best
"Storm Chase —
cinematographer for the blockbuster
He was also
and "Eye of the Storm," and he served
as a contributing
Despite his success, Faidley also warned of the dangers he en-
importance of always having an
cape route. "Hurricanes are relatively easy because they arc on
television," Faidley said.
"You can pre-
time they're going to hit.
was, and then go see another
"It actually doesn't
for a year or
storm chasing began
"Litigation never solved a singled problem." Schlichtmann said. *Ii
Clhasing requires a
problems from the water.
where you go
day and then go have
Although science seemed dry and boring
out and see seven tornadoes
a lot like 'Twister,"
seven tornadoes," Faidley said.
"Most people think chasing
who believed water contamination caused
The groundbreaking Woburn
lowever, Faidley said storm-chasing was not as easy as
and Cxirnell Law
Photo by Hfatt\er Epperly
the most fascinating
storms to chase be-
only to be there, but
some thinking and
AFLR 1N C t
by Mark Hornickelh
picture he took
was of a rainbow. As the worlds only
storm chaser, he shared his
Mary Linn Performing
humorous and frightening trifying lightning
types of violent weather.
like a giant chess
mess up, you're not only going to miss the shot, but
you might end up
and gigantic waves. His
10 years of pursuing
Warren Faidley dazzled the audience with
lenges your mind.
Faidley did not envision his career ending in the
near future. "I
be chasing as long as
found anything think
else that's as
can." Faidley said.
challenging or exciting.
could work for anyone
else at this point."
Lecture Ser »€^
Russ Pinizzotto, dean of the Missouri Academy of
Mathematics, Science and Computing, answers his experience with past
questions and shares
academies. Pinizzotto estimated 50 students would attend
2000 and within the next
5 years the
would increase to 300. Photo by Amy Roh
About 30 students attend
forum to ask questions
and voice their concerns about the Missouri Academy of Mathematics, Science and Computing. High school juniors and seniors
on campus and earn
college credit while completing their high school
diplomas. Photo by Amy Roh
by Sara Sitzman
Like the start oi every school year, there were different ages. Starting in the
of 2000 trimester, the Missouri Academy of Science,
Mathematics and Computing would be making school students to the campus to get a
The Academy was
students with different backgrounds and
appearance at Northwest having invited high
targeted toward students
beginning their junior year of high
school and excelled in the areas of math, science and computing.
qualify for this program, the students
have completed Algebra
and geometry and be
to live in Missouri, have
interested in training for a career in the field
math, science or computing. Also, the student's standardized referrals,
test sores, transcripts,
written essays and interviews were considered.
have the potential to excel," Laura Mcrz
advanced high school students since they
said. "I don't
think they should be held back because of
Dr. Russell Pinizzotto was hired to be the dean of the Academy. In the United States,
academies existed and Pinizzotto had traveled across the country researching their effectiveness. It
Pinizzotto's goal to have
in the first year,
and possibly 300 students
"We arc The
targeting a very select group of students," Pinizzotto said.
students would take classes with college students and
years at the
Academy, the students
will earn a high school
While some thought the Academy was "I
bad idea because
Room and The
diploma and 65 college
going to cause problems
Northwest's Mission Enhancement funding and
North Complex. After two
a great idea others looked at
"The Academy students should be kept
daily attendance fund
for the student's tuition,
taken from the high schools average
and other programs.
board, however, would be a responsibility of the student.
applications until April and the interviews of the parents and
students followed. By May, the decision of which students were accepted was made.
of Science, Mathematics and
by Nicole Fuller
of unity withstood the unseasonably cold weather and occasional
many of the Greek Week games
This did not bring
flurries that forced
Sigma Kappa Monica Davis devours whipped
to be canceled.
the spirits of the Greeks.
They challenged themselves and worked
around the elements.
"They found ways "They had
have fun," Bryan Vanosdale, director of campus
a great time together.
snow and temperatures
get to them."
philanthropy approach was a change during Greek Week. Instead of each individual
money, they worked together
money by sponsoring dances
having car washes and garage
"There was a
as part of the
competitions planned for the week. Photo by
Amy Jesse encourages the Alpha Sigma Alpha's as they compete in the
for the seventh
and eighth grade pupils
in the area,
tricycle race. Later, the
weather turned bad and
of participation from everyone," Hilary Smith, Greek "People were willing to help out and do
forced the cancellation of
We had a goal of what we
the Greek Olympiad, the
main event of Greek competition. Photo by Amy
for Habitat for
Their goal was to be able to finish raising the
Greek Week 2000 so they could
Besides raising money, the
Greeks competed against each other in different games and activities. "It's
more of a
competition," Dustin Barnes,
Greek Week co-chairman, said.
"They compete with
each other the whole year, so for that
out and having fun."
Photo by Heather Epperfy
Greek Sing. Delta Zeta captured
place for their
the philanthropy and chalk draw during the week's
by Kelsey Lo
The advent of trimesters
many aspects of Northwest,
not one of them.
In previous years, the campuswide celebration took place several weeks before final examinations. However,
Northwest Week coordinator Nikki Peterson "I don't
few of the featured
think people kind of needed a stress relief
Spring Break, but
the event to the
would have been too
Bingo, sponsored by Kappa Sigma, were a
also provided a
unique experience with a motion simulator.
was making a One-Ton Sundae, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association. Nicole
a treat for herself, as well as taking part in other stress-relieving activities.
to have right before finals week, because
Peterson said the barbecue was one of the "It
Entertainment Solutions from Walker, Mich., allowed students to create wax
hands and wickless candles. The company
and events such
was nice weather pretty much
was before Spring Break or the week
really affected that
to get out of their rooms. Plus,
was a pretty good response," Peterson
to relax," Miller said.
with about 500 people stopping for dinner.
to turn people away,
which was something
feed, the final
Greek Week activity, was sponsored by Chris Cakes. This had a good turnout
Although Peterson had never been plans were
of preparations for Northwest Week, she said
made gradually, beginning
also received help
Traditional competitions took place during the week. Laurie
went well because
from Student Senate members.
Zimmerman, nominated by Phi Mu, was
crowned Tower Queen. "I didn't
have any clue,"
would be me.
said. "I didn't
was surprised and honored."
Delta Zeta presented
Man on Campus
award to Kent Ruehter, nominated by Student Senate. "I
also nice because
had a bad week," Ruehter
one of my good
the year before so he presented
The competition was
based on nominees responses to
interview questions and a talent portion. "I
sang a parody of "My Kind of Town," the song by Frank
Sinatra," Ruehter said. "I
say nice things about
was listening to
changed the words to
Proceeds benefited Delta Zeta's national philanthropy, Gallaudet University, a school for the speech
together," Rita DclSignore said.
6 itUdentlSife money for our philanthropy."
of their hand
Participants placed their hands in freezing cold water and then dippc
and hearing impaired.
to bring the
Students take the opportunity to make
into the hot
make unique formations. Photo
an inflauble jousting
Ben Palmer and Betsy on pedestals
and try to knock each other off. Northwest
provided free en-
tertainment for students
classes. Photo by
At the Northwest Carnival. Jeff
runs forward only to be pulled back by bungee cords Other activities included the Tower Luau.
Tower Service Awards and an organizational
Photo by D<nt /Cofnpe*en
MENT y Jammie
a stage in
1998 with the addition of December graduation.
Even though the change made the transition from college
work world more
convenient, the same excitements and scares were faced by graduating students.
Future plans such
as getting a
job were frightening
students, but elementary
education major Stefanie Rentie was well prepared for the world she was facing. "I'm going to take a semester off and then I'm going to start on administrator, either back here at Northwest or at
City)," Stefanie said.
can be an
UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas
on going back
getting a teaching job
mother Kattie Rentie remembered what
dropping her daughter off four
a half years ago.
(dropping her daughter off the
made an accomplishment," high
Now she is
day of college)
"When I dropped
different in that
see that she's
of ambition and
Student were given advice from speakers and motivators
stood before them on their day
graduation of the '99 academic year was
At that time 519 students departed
their student status at Northwest.
At the ceremony, University President Dean Hubbard and Dr. J.D.
University, spoke. Also,
Angel McAdams, Student Senate president, spoke and Kristin
announcement of the
renovation of the Kissing Bridge, spoke. Michael
Johnson, the director of
the graduates to the alumni status of Northwest. â€˘
After the national championship football Florence. Ala., a makeshift graduation
the players and graduate assistants at the post-game celebration.After the graduation Friday night, many fans
a '55 graduate
the dean of Seal College of Business Administrations and Penn State
senior class president, gave the
headed to Alabama for the game.
Graduates and audience
memben watch and
Shoba Brown. Northwest Foundabon board member, speaks at winter commencement. The ceremony was held at the Bearcat Arena, followed b/ a reception
the foyer Photo by Nicote Fuller
After the bachelor's degrees are handed out, Frances Shipley,
dean of the graduate school, hoods
students receiving master's degrees. Designs for the
graduation robes originated the
most ornate design used
4th century, with
for the highest degree.
Photo by Amy Roh
As the evening came to an end, Northwest graduates sing the Northwest Alma Mater Four hundred five students took part in winter graduation. Photo by Nicole Fuller
As she walks back to her chair after receiving her bachelor of science degree, Pele Lesa Trump waves to her family. The spring graduation ceremony's address was given by DrJ.D. Hammond, a 1955 Northwest graduate. Photo by Amy Roh
ffeMENT Hubbard gave
the depaning seniors his concluding remarks at 12:10 p.m. Saturday,
At the conclusion of the summer
258 students graduated July 29. The enhanced
session allowed students to complete their deficient classes before
Maria Newquist lead the July 29 summer graduation with the National Anthem. Her opening
was followed with the
from President Hubbard. Jolene Franken, '86
Northwest graduate and president of Iowa State Teachers Association, gave the address evening. At the conclusion of the graduation, Michael Johnson
the concluding remarks.
welcomed the new alumni and
was lead by the
Northwest Brass Quintet.
from the previous
finished their stay at Northwest in
December. The Dec. 10 winter graduation had 76 more graduates on
At 7 p.m., graduating students stood before National
roster than in '98.
of honor for the evening
by Natalie Brown. President Hubbard gave
his greetings to the
graduates and audience before conferring the honorary doctorate degree that was presented to
Soledad Maria Ardiles de Stein and
Ryeol Ryu. Then, Soledad Maria Ardiles de Stein
addressed the graduates and told them about her trip to Northwest and the fight she faced prior to graduation to install preschool education in her native country of Argentina. Student Senate
Zimmerman spoke and
gave the students an acronym for
CONGRATULATIONS on what she found Brown, a
memorable about Northwest. Shoba
of Northwest and Northwest Foundation board member, gave the alumni
welcome. President Hubbard then gave the concluding remarks and the graduates and audience dismissed to the crowded foyer for the reception.
Aside from the formal sf>eakers offer for the
some of the graduates had
younger students of Northwest.
"My advice would College was
be to always plan and have fun," Stefanie
of memorable moments, but not
graduates' parents also "I can't
showed immense pride
of them were
in their children's
for the students.
think of any one particular thing because Stefanie has been so active," Kattie said. "She
ground running when she
that she stayed busy
and she had
think the thing that stands out
from day one and she stuck with
For Jennifer's parents, Joan and LaVern Grcving, graduation was one of the most memorable
moments. Tlie day she walked the "This shows that Dccwnbar fraduatcs wait
in their scats as their fetlow
diptomas-Thc winter graduatioo had
a turning point in their daughter's
going to make
classmates receive their
RIETY DI by Melisa Clark Students were memorizing
and checking lightbulbs
production "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."
Written in 1780 by French author Pierre
Choderlos de Laclos, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" was adapted by Christopher
Hampton and became known as "Dangerous Liaisons," a tale of love, power, seduction
"Dangerous Liaisons" appeared
11-14, but not before careful
"The decision Liaisons'
Northwest was made by
11 f L the theater raculty and the guest director Jana Ziegler,"
Azalon, played by Jim Glaub, comforts Velmont, played by Brian Cross, as he
Photo by directed by a student production & '*guest director jJana Ziegler. ^
Varns, assistant professor of communication and
theater arts, said.
While "Dangerous Liaisons" had not originally been planned guest director, Varns
a graduate student
"Ms. Ziegler sent out general have anything permanent, like to
kept her resume on
be considered as a guest director," Varns
Brian Cross and JoEllen
and even though we
didn't if she
the opportunity to research
the story through the blockbuster
was not said.
and I hadn't even read the script,"
heard about the production,
movie (Cruel Intentions) and thought the movie so
much ended up buying I
Liaisons" as her
appearance at Northwest,
the production, despite having only one
to rehearse. first
my mind," Hancock said.
will definitely stand
of fian and a great way to get involved and meet new people."
actors faced opening-night
lines to a
but daily rehearsals allowed the actors to run through
every scenario that could have possibly occurred,
was worried about the
constandy but other than that
myself," Cross said. to 10 p.m. for a
and we had
was mostly worried about
"We practiced Sunday to Thursday from 7 p.m.
prepared for opening
director a challenge to overcome,
While many found the unfamiliar
into the production without
"Since this was the
was also a benefit to not have a director from Nonhwest;
Hancock was content with
familiar with the roles
auditions held in September, interested students Daria Kim,
University of Kansas.
and an almost
a stepping stone for
short rehearsal time and even breaking in a
director, "Les Liaisons Dangcreu.ses"
proved to be anything but
MUSI by Jazz
Amy Zcpnick 1
by Marjie Kosnian
of music heard in musicals
tor the "Ljst
o\ C!cntury" Oct. 17.
the alumni xssiK'iation, the class of 194') joined in this celebration.
and black suits and carrying shiny
Canadians and Al Pierson staned the performance. '30s
Canadians' song "Eioo
were not. Jokes
he grape-vined across the
arm movements staned. During "When
Marching In," the musicians ran
The performers encouraged
top after doing the
the audience to join in, clapping
tapped on the
One man sat
rcaaions refleaed appreciation for the music. Feet
hands clapped and shoulders swayed to the beat.
through the performance with
entire audience stood
and piurons of the community an op(x>nunity fnsh
festive atnu)spherc. I'raasfomiing the
haid work by the
of "Auld Lang Syne," to show
their appreciation for the culture.
"x)nfea*nce ( xrnter kniglits in shining
than a semi-truck of dtxoratioivs and hours of
Led by Professor of Masic Richard Weymuth. the Madraliers spent
pa'jiaring for the festivities.
after the year beforc's Fcastc
Music and entertainment were important
of the celebration.
Madraliers strolled fixim table to table inviting the audience to join in
from the theater department
portraytxl knights, peasants, lords
from the Renaissance period.
to the feeling
of C^hristmas, was a brass quintet and recorder ITie
hour, sold-out musical experience provided the oppormnity to travel
a Christmas feast,
TV or radio so they gathered around the dinner table
time didn't have
to upbeat songs.
cat. Ilic Yuletide Heaste,
ensemble that played music fit)m the 1 6th Century.
Later in the performance, the bass player finished his solo during "Sing, Sing, Sing"
was a time to
renditions of traditional C^hristmas song?. Twelve aaors
of the Ink Spots joined,
ofliand daps and
like trains racing
Sonny Hatchett of
knees in excitement.
"Planning b<^ias the day
not the only thing that portrayed
into a Renaissance castle complete with
the day before.
exploded with dancing
after the rest
the Saints Go
to Missouri Southern State College's
was named Twinkle Toes
the Ink Spots
who Nonhwest defeated
attitude; the stage
the auditorium as Al Pierson dedicated the Royal
audience back to a time
An image of
llie burtct oficaxi
the musicians' tapped their feet to the beat as Ciuy Lombardo's Royal
was not the asual wintcT wonderland.
Sponsiircd by Nonhv\tst Encore Performances, and supfxirted by
In red, white
or frigid tciiifxratuR-s, the C Christmas musoii
and sang or played instruments."
The experience was more than entertainment
was not only
but also educa-
good job of
reating the Renaissance.
at the attention to detail in the decora-
Cx>mbining masic, food and entertainment, students were
The "Last Swing (A the Century" came to Northwest dunng Homecoming weekend to entertain alumni, ficult/ and students. Popubr swing and |az2 songs were played Mmg the atmosphere of the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Photo by ^my Ro/i
to the days
evaJ nobles ants.
Reinassance waiter Ryan Beier holds a drink tray while a fellow waitress passes .
^, ^ c^ Northwest, the Yuleode Feast provided food. .
cuKure and enteruinment Photo bf Oimone Aherm
i\l>l.i VI> V.i
ARIETY HYi^NQTIC by Jaclyn Mauck
Encore production "Amahl and the Night Visitors" transported
members of the audience back
time 2000 years. Professional
Wand visited the campus for another hypnotic show He began the evening by selecting members from the
Dr. Jim Jan. 24.
actors of the Artist International
audience to be hypnotized and warning the
formed the 50-year-old play
they could also be hypnotized
Management company Nov. 29, at the Mary Linn
written in 1951 by Gian-Carlo
NBC asked Menotti
Christmas opera; the
was based on Menotti's childhood Christmas seasons In
believed the three kings from the biblical story
of Christ's birth delivered presents to boys and
From this central theme, the story of Amahl originated. The story was one of heroics, love and sacrifice. A mother
from the kings
to feed her starving, crippled son
a guard attacked her,
tried his best to
touched the hearts of the kings and hopefully the
of the audience
they followed along.
After putting the volunteers in a trance.
forming Arts Center.
variety of experiments such as having their feet catch
having them view
of film of scary movies and funny
Wand then selected five females from the group to change into professional wrestlers.
they were, what their signature
Wand was "It
move was and
a posing contest.
even picked up by one of the wrestlers.
was the funniest thing that
have seen in a long time,"
Wand made Marty Wolff think
he was Ricky Martin. Wolff
Amahl's story was aired for 16-consecutive years
on the Hallmark Hall of Fame
and received good reviews from the York Times, Life magazine and The Yorker.
However, not every performance
was not very impressed
Encore season-ticket holder, high school produc-
received several bad
reviews from Northwest students and other patrons; although, David Aiken, the original All
King Melchior, directed the
Encore performances were chosen
approximately one year before they were performed. This was before the actors even received their scripts.
A group of hypnotized girls follow Dr. Jim Wand's suggestion and start dancing on stage. Wand had the volunteers perform a variety of stunts, from wrestling to singing. Photo by Christine
guiiar players, keyboardists
just as gixid as
Ricky does," Kate Andrews
'His singing and dancing was a blast."
Wand ended lial
Teachers Association and Vandcrbilt's Alumni Education
pus concert. Michelle Zoellner attended Katahn's concert for the
show by telling his volunteers some influenwould cause hypnotic actions later. The
key phrases that
.vlunteers returned to their seats thinking they were
hypnotized, only to return to the stage
Award, Katahn influenced many students with her on-cam-
audience of contest winners to perform with him.
when prompted by
^ and's words. After bringing everyone out of hypnosis,
"She was absolutely fascinating," Zoellner
and l.orcn Bridge attended their was their second performance.
Enid Katahn returned to Northwest
Named Teacher of the Year twice
by the Nashville Area
one of my
was coming tonight
over the keys."
stunning," Bridge said.
Professor of piano at Vandcrbilt University's Blair School of
exciting to hear the music and even to just sec her hands
by Melisa Clark
and was impressed.
year and this
rnded with a round of applause.
second grade, but she
requirement for us to attend
but that really didn't matter.
While music was obviously an aural sense, many felt that more was said by visually observing Katahn. "The passion she has for the music speaks more than the music itself," Zoellner said. "The music reminded me so much of poetry."
AnoN and his mother watch in amazement as the
kmgs stop by their house on way "Amahl and the Night Visitors." the actors dressed in formal clothing and emerumcd the audience with Chnstmas arob. Photo by Owsane/Vwcns to
the Christ child After the performance of
by Shoko Ishimoto
From halfway took stage
across the world, the dancing sensation
Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Jan.
Performance attracted the audience immediately, and Tsering
said she kept her eyes
until the end.
was wonderful," Ghongatsang
such an awesome and magnificent work."
"Tap Dogs" premiered
in Australia in 1995.
was created by rwo-
time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry from his experience as an industrial mechanic in Newcastle, Australia. directed by Nigel TrifF, Australia.
as a leader in the field
The music was composed by Andrew
as the principal percussionist in
the stage, six
as jeans, T-shirts
"I believe that
and work boots
as poles, tape,
to catch the audience's attention.
the casual clothes and incredibly funny acting had
performers of "Tap Dogs" had been dancing since they
could barely walk. Garon Michalists began tapping his brother,
who had worked
also used acting,
the dance look great,"
Some of the
the Sydney Theatre
of visual theater in
of out-of-the ordinary props such
chain saws and even water.
age of two with
and Dance Captain Christopher Erk began tapping
young age of four. Nearly every man productions such
"The King and
in the troop I"
and "West Side
Because of their previous experience, each of the dancers had their
own dancing style and emphasized expression. Performer
a lot of body
quickly and splashing sweat into the "I
exerted a lot of energy by spinning
form of tap dance. The
audience showed appreciation for the introduction to a
Tap Dogs showed the audience
culture with a
%1 IV ^^
With microphones near the
stomping of "Tap Dogs" sounds
the tapping and
the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center "Tap Dogs"
Australia and performed for sold-
over the world. Photo by Amy Roh
As Garon Michalists jumps in midair, the other dancers cheer him on. The choreographer. Dein Perry, was inspired to create "Tap Dogs" from his work as an industrial
mechanic. Photo by Amy Roh
"Tap Do^s ^
by Amy Zepnick
robbing ships, seducing
Pirates sailed the Seven Seas
away from home,
searching for treasure.
these pirates secured their anchor at the
Mary Linn Performing
Arts Center Oct. 19 in the Encore performance of "The Pirates of Penzance."
directed by Richard Sheldon, told the story of Fredric
pirate's life in search
He found Mabel amongst
clad pirate friends admired. After
attempt to leave the
humorous, mocking songs, and the general and
arguing about the words orphan and often, Fredric was allowed to marry the
actors were not the only ingredients to the
the opera a success. Six Northwest students aided with lights, sound,
unseen faces made
students were picked from their theater practicum, while others worked at the
the students unloaded the trucks
and helped Encore's
At that time, the technicians informed the students of the performance procedure.
was when the
6:15 p.m. and
The day of the performance,
and orchestra came
once," Jason Daunter said.
to rush for the 7:30 p.m. show."
Preparations included assembling the set and hanging the light plot, which was sent the prior to the performance.
contributed to the
costume changes and
did not rehearse with the actors before hand, the performance went smoothly.
was when had
chance to meet the
hosted a theater workshop the
before the show, giving music majors the opportunity to
orchestra. Also, the performers stayed after the
to visit with theater staff cast
was up and going," Daunter
had a great time."
of Penzance" was a beneficial experience for the students. They encountered the
elements necessary to create a perfect production. "It
good experience," Lorie Oleary
p.m. or midnight. Everything ran
Pirates of Penzance" shined
9 a.m. and worked
was the unseen
into a night of success.
faces that allowed the
Seized by the piratei. Maj. Gen. Sunley't daughters are
threatened with immediate marriage The ma(or his
entrance and persuaded the pirates to
free. Photo by OirisDne
let his girls
Enchanted with her gracefulness, the pirates and pirate king dance around Ruth, the pirate maid. "The Pirates of Penzance"
was written and produced
Gilbert and Sullivan. Photo by ChrrsDne A/irens
After consenting to pirates apprentice,
as his wife. Frednc. the
outraged with Ruth, the pirate
maid, for deceiving him into thinking she was a beautiful
Tracy VanFleet and Craig Gilmore portrayed
Ruth and Frednc
two-part comic opera. Photo
by Chmtine Ahrens
EOVE A jy Kelsey
familiar songs such as "Getting to
modern audience was transported
Know You" and
to another time
and place with "The King and
musical took place in the 1860s, telling the true story of Anna Leonowens, an
Siam with her son Louis
to teach the royal
the king's chauvinist attitude toward his multiple wives and
challenge in her
the king's thinking
Although the show was not sold out prior to the doors opening on performance night,
did not take long for the
21 seats to
Bryan Vanosdale, director of
audience members were regular visitors to musicals
Performing Arts Center, such
Northwest production was "42nd
"The King and
ranked a close second to "42nd
was so impressed from the very beginning
the pit orchestra was tremendous. Their
was on Broadway
Theatricals. Based classic
to the end,"
so great. Everything
the 10th Anniversary of
presenting company, Big League
on Margaret Landon's novel "Anna and the King of Siam," the
Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was well-known by many of its viewers.
familiar with the story, because he
and another time
"Some of the Loomis
things in that play,
well, just captivate one's attention,"
show worked, they had
thought, particularly, the second half was marvelous.
of the rhythms of it
a better play every
Others were unfamiliar with the story prior to attending the show. However, some people recognized more than they had expected. "I
had never seen
— not even
dancing, and the songs were really good.
Ihc King and
said. "I liked the
curtain closed to a standing ovation, adding another musical experience to the
heart of the audience.
the movie," Matt
In the opening scene of 'The King and I." schoolteacher Anna Leonowens and her son Louis wait on the dock
surrounding the royal palace
was brought to the palace to teach the royal children of the King of Siam. Photo by Chrisvne Ahrem
The King of Siam siu
the royal palace while the
dancers perform the royal dance before him. The
performance was set
860s and was based on
the true story "Anna and the King of Siam." Photo by
South Carolina's representative Edward Rutledge, played by Rob Richardson, sings "Molasses and Rum."
The song was about
Rutledge's refusal to sign the
Declaration of Independence
omit the section outlawing
the musical put a comical spin on the events leading
up to the Fourth of July, it was also
of despair and drama. Photo by Amy Rah
Members of the Second Continental Congress watch Thomas Jefferson, played by Jeff Drushal, signs the
" 776" was a musical Adams, Ben Franklin and
Declaration of Independence. that depicted the trials John
Jefferson endured to declare the colonies an
independent nation. Photo by Amy Roh
WhenThomas Jefferson's new wife comes
Ben Franklin, played by David B. Springfield, and John Adams, played by Christopher Carsten, cannot help but watch the couple greet each other passionately The play not only focused on the formation of the Declaration of Independence, but also on the personal lives
of those responsible for
by Amy Zepnick
of America was born over 200 years ago on July
celebrating the country's sesquicentennial birthday, history repeated itself at Northwest in the
Encore Performance of "1776." This Broadway production by Stuart Ostrow
of Independence by the
the story of the signing of the Declaration
3 original colonies. However, the colony's sexual
be forgotten in history books. Bells
and bird chirps opened the
and conftised viewers with
However, when Richard Henry Lee entered
with Benjamin Franklin and John
a politically serious
humorous condition changed
Adams about women with
bosoms and sang
about his intentions.
Congress discussed the
of Britain's 10 million soldiers to the colony's 2 million. To
the inequality, Franklin suggested they divide and multiply.
Sexual connotations laced the Declaration development. After the colonies decided to
compose the document, they appointed "I can't write it," Jefferson said. "I
have to go
responsibility, Jefferson stayed in Philadelphia,
document. Procreating with outside Jefferson's
Jefferson to write
was the only thing on
my wife." still
could not compose the
and sexual combustibility, sent
reunited, passion quickly swept
and Adams stood outside the house talking about how
for Jefferson's wife,
into bed. Franklin
following day, Franklin and
out to speak with them
as Jefferson slept.
sleep well?" Franklin said.
mean did you
A perturbed Jefferson marched out of the house and taking my wife back to bed. Please leave us alone." Franklin and "I
should have written
upset about the unfinished document. Franklin said. "After
"The show was very heavy and It
Although the humor was sexually based, some people
thing to relieve tension.
returned to the house to get Jefferson. Martha
mightier than the sword."
"The humor was
would've been hard for people to handle
musical ended with a standing ovation.
Declaration was written and a
country was formed. Between the arguing and signing, the musical proved sex provided
"This show was the best one
be very boring, but
one was very well done."
by Jason Tarw; Audience members were transported the
Mary Linn Performing Arts
time and place
musical "Brigadoon" swept through
play told the story of the magical village of Brigadoon that appeared for only one day every
when two Americans, who were
The Americans, Tommy and Jeff, had
lost in the Scottish highlands,
Tommy was the fog. years
when Tommy, who was engaged
to a girl
each day as
because the town would soon disappear into
the present with Fiona,
he were to join the town, the next time he would wake would be 100 years into the future.
play told the story of love, death, marriage and
Tommy and when
forced to choose between his old and
could join the town and
with Fiona, a
what they saw because the magical town was
a hard time believing
not on their map. Their adventure became even more complicated in
The show was
Fiona were reunited in the end
a mixture of
music and acting, with dancing
taking center stage. Theater professor Charles Schultz said he
was impressed with the choreography "I
would say the most appealing
the dancing," Schultz said.
for the show.
of the show was
choreographer and the show catered to the dancing. Dancers
were hired before actors and singers." Schultz said he was also pleased that "Brigadoon"
gave students the chance to experience a major
production with professionals. "I'm glad
of the crowd and the
enjoy this type of
in," Schultz said. "I
the size and dichotomy of the crowd, others
like a classical type
was very pleased with the
The audience enjoyed
unique aspect of the show was that
students worked behind the scenes. Schultz saw this as an
important part of the theater program "I believe
on experience. They
was tremendously important," Schultz
a great recruiting tool.
students got up-front, handsvaluable contacts with people in
what they had learned."
Brigadoon.Tommy Albright, played by Brian E. Long, Silver, are confused by what they
Douglas, played by Jeremy
see.They would soon learn that they landed
appeared once a century. Photo by Amy Roh
a magical tovi^n that
cast of girls listen as Fiona MacClaren, played by
Johanna Wiseman, sings "Waiting for
"Brigadoon" was a story about risking everything for true love. Photo b/f^nrf Roh In the opening song, Fiona MacClaren and the townspeople dance and twirl In a circle on MacConnachy Square In excitement for the wedding
of Fiona's sister "Brigadoon" was a product of the partnership of Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who also
Lady,""Camelot" and"Glgi." Photo
by Sarah Phipps
With technology advancing, we saw onUne
courses increase in
popularity. Eight classes were offered in the spring,
enrolled. Attending classes
was no longer a
requirement for our education. Five years ago, obtaining a degree without stepping onto the campus was unthinkable.
As the University changed, we saw new
Burchett, vice president for University Advancement, several faculty
With enrollment increasing to traveling abroad, we were exposed to all of
This was no ordinary
6,462 and students
the cultures the world
again, construction vacated classes
Garrett-Strong Science Building and into modular classrooms.
studies or lectures in trailers,
classes, a variety
learning in ways alumni only dreamed.
we moved one step further into technology as world became smaller and we grew as a global community.
With an intriguing look.Cally Shepherd studies the unknown substance Michael Bellamy's chemistry lab. Photo by Christine Ahrens Scott Garten reviews important information about his Concepts of Math class final. Photo by Amy Rob As Scott Garten lectures, students follow in their notes and books to make sure they understand their assignment. Photo by Amy Roh In Jenell Ciak's Food Service Management Lab, students are required to cook dinner and make a table setting for their guests. Photo by Amy Roh in Dr.
Academic Divis i^
know each Amy Roh
Brenda Ryan writes notes on the board for her English Composition
Ryan spent a
time focusing on her
students, helping them to succeed by whatever means possible. Photo by Christine
In his Fundamentals of Oral Communication class, Bayo Oludaja
passes papers back to students before
they give their speeches. Students looked up to Oludaja because of positive attitude
a difference in their lives. Photo
by Amy Roh
and the effort he made
of the trimester, Bayo Oludaja talks
of his students
was important to get to a personel level. Photo by
teachers reach out
DIFFERENC Passion, enthusiasm
combined molded an
elementary school or college, virtually every student had a teacher
These mentors not only instructed young people, they reached out
and were considered
models to those they touched.
is someone who is enthusiastic about what they are teaching," Chad "Someone who knows about what they are teaching, obviously, because if they don't know, they can't teach. Also, it is someone who makes an interesting learning environment for the students by being creative with the way they present their class." Grecnway said he considered his Fundamentals of Oral Communication teacher, Bayo
think a good teacher
Oludaja, to be a good teacher.
of the reasons for
was Oludaja's optimistic
never complaining about anything; he's always positive about himself and
interested in the subject."
outlook was a part of his disposition because he enjoyed working
always wanted to reach out to people and teaching was
how he was
think of students
and foremost," Oludaja
something that comes second. mind;
be in an upbeat
put myself in that frame of
think with that students can respond very well."
way of reaching out to them. One of his goals at the start of each year was to make a difference in someone else's life. "Every semester there will be people who's lives I will touch," Oludaja said. "I don't know exactly how, but seeing that student on campus and knowing that student by name is one of the things that I try to do. The very first day of class I get the names down just to let them know,
personal attention Oludaja gave his students was his
'You arc a person and you're not person.'
another group of students, and
then to touch people's
to succeed as a
friendliness, the teacher
was not only able to get to know the
students, but also gain their trust.
Composition teacher Brenda Ryan used ^ntasy
and individual conferences
different exercises such as interviewing, creating
to get to
her students in the classroom.
Sara Wolff said she was impressed with the methods that Ryan used, and the activities
helped put her
"She didn't come up to said. "I
me and trust
kind of personal and
to get to is
you;' she did
as a class,"
reading your writing more. Sometimes what
trust the person reading
you write down
stemmed from the pleasure she took from watching her students grow. The passion she had for her job came from her dedication to youth. "I think you genuinely have to love young people," Ryan said. "You have to really enjoy being around them and seeing them mature and their ideas mature. I think the number one thing is that you have to enjoy being around young people." Becoming a good teacher was not an easy task. It took years of hard work and perseverance TTie personal approach Ryan took to teaching
be able to reach out to students through the doors of education.
by Sarah Smith
academic assistance sought
TUTOR With class
amount of academic
classes got tough, the
Supplemental Instruction sessions were offered for high-risk with a 30 percent
D or F dropout rate.
tutoring groups for these classes. a
week and were
the class with an
B and showed
SI sessions offered extra peer-
sessions took place
by previous students of the
tough went for help.
to three times
class. SI leaders
interest in teaching others.
"At the end of the year, Dr. Fairchild (biology professor) asked
to be an SI
SI leaders attended the class, took notes
and arranged them according
to the teacher's presentation.
book questions more, we focus on
"If the teacher uses the
Being an SI occupied
10 hours a week, but
was a paid
Development Center. The students benefited from SI sessions. After attending them regularly, student scores increased by at least one grade level. Also, position of the Talent
increased social behavior. "It's all
"But you get to
were available for
education classes on
campus. American history and government, general sciences, appreciation of music and philosophy
by the Talent
Development Center. If the
arranged sessions were not convenient for students, they
developed study groups. Based on peer schedules, students met once or
twice a offer
This allowed students to combine knowledge and
encouragement. The most
subjects for students to seek
peer support were math and science. "It really prepares
can go over everything in detail."
tool for success, residence halls offered the
campus and gave them healthy study
helped students find
habits for long-term success in
think a lot of people
Kari Sperber said.
go once they know help
aware of the benefits and they
"They continue "They
There were many academic resources on campus benefited
our best to improve their study and
feel a lot
there," Sperber said.
Supplemental Instructor Anne McCarthy asks
concerning the material she Instructor for
Dr Johanne Fairchild's
anyone has questions
McCarthy was an Student
biology classes and held sessions
three times a week. Photo by Amy Roh After discussing what would be covered on test the next
week. Supplemental Instructor Anne McCarthy goes
over the notes students covered during the week. SI sessions allowed students to learn the material attention. Photo by Amy
Child and family studies major Jennifer
Nieman gives her presentation
the U.S. child care system. Issues
Science class was required for seniors
the department. Photo by
After a student's presentation, Karen Casey asks a question while
Dr Lauren Leach look on. Students who Human Environmental Sciences class were
Stephanie McCloud and
took Leach's Issues required to give a
5-minute presentation. Photo by Christine Ahrens
enior seminar paves the
Students came to Northwest with the expectation of gaining the survival in the
modern job world.
After putting in the hours of study to
to prepare for their careers. Senior
and experience necessary
seniors, these students
provided students with the information and
experience necessary for their future confidence and success.
of like a
of passage to adulthood," Dr. Lauren Leach
Leach's Senior Seminar, Issues in
Environmental Sciences, helped to bind the department
Rhiannon Brann, merchandising of textiles, apparel and furnishings major, enjoyed the exposure the issues class gave her to other areas "It lets
others in the department are doing in their majors," Brann said.
also appreciated getting the opportunity to learn things
about these other areas that could
potentially help her in her future profession. She also emphasized that the diverse class
and learned to incorporate "It's
a class that
from a helpful national organization.
our majors under the
(American Association of Family and
Sciences) umbrella," Brann said.
to write a
number of papers and
to prepare a
throughout the course of the trimester. She believed the presentations were beneficial because students were given the opportunity to get hands-on experience with making recommendations to colleagues.
a sense of
a step fiirther, to be a lifelong learner in their professions,"
Spradling, art department chairman and Senior Seminar instructor for the department,
emphasized the basic job-acquiring
class discussed school-related topics,
senior review process requires
as the exit
in his Senior
Spradling said the
exam, graduate degrees and the senior review process.
to take artwork before the faculty," Spradling said. "If they pass
the review, then they are allowed to hold their senior exhibit."
Anton Dimov, the art
a fine arts major with an emphasis in graphic design, found the Senior Seminar class in
to be helpfiil to
"I'm really glad they have
through Senior Seminar
he approached the end of his college
comfortable in what I'm going in to,"
The beginning of lifelong
kind of gives
me confidence; makes me
and began to
learning started at Northwest for seniors.
took to make the step from student to
learning through a different
CULTUR The following entries were from a journal kept by art student Kalissa Williams during a school trip to
Europe in the summer of 1999. :i;i,
"Paradise"- outside of palace of Alhamre, Spain. Photo bf Heather Epperly
the simple truth,
saw today and
ignorant to the complexity of the history
and the cultures which the society developed. We learn all about other cultures, but pretty
introduced to about Spain
the Spanish Armada, and a
why we were coming to Spain
Columbus, few famous
chance to interact with the Spanish culture.
a small shop
buy postcard stamps, the owners of the shop spoke very little English. I think that interacting with the people of a country is what to
separates a typical tourist is
from the person who
wanting to learn more about the
have never really been
exposed to Spanish culture before, except for the little
now know how
truly small this
t>tt>99 Well, to start off with, if you or anyone else
ever does this again
have only one
complaint â€” not enough time I
loved this city!
7 9. ^ademics
The and the
better atmosphere than Madrid.
tree-lined streets are beautiful, architecture
definitely a big change!
Although, there are not as many differences between France and Spain as I was expecting in a way. I got so used to asking for things in Spanish that
Today was kind of strange. disappointed at the Louvre. because
hyped up so mi^h.
wc could've very easily spent
an entire day going through
it! It is
take a few days to adjust to French,
although by this evening
6-21-99 I'm really starting to get sick of tourists.
I'm a person
really doesn't like
in the first place
even get a are too
wouldn't have any
to get out of the
Paris, France. Photo by
was incredibly disappointed that we But,
we have to
Now that I'm home
up into the towers of Notre
take everything as
do wish we could've had
more time there, but I wouldn't have been willing to give up any of the other stuff we've done to get extra time.
just another dreamlike
look back and it is memory. And yet,
remember. Every time
post cards that
remember some other
did or learned. I
of this the
Midwest just seems so isolated. Our little chunk of history seems even smaller compared to the immense and complex histories of the places we visited. We just hit the tip of the ice-berg with all that we trip. I have always wanted more about world history, and have even more of a reason to do
learned on this to learn
Paris, France, ffioeo by He<ÂŤtitr Epperfy
Student Regent Karen Barmann and Regent Rita Hanks exchange meeting. In spring 2000, Matthew Hackett was
comments during the
elected the sixth succeeding student regent Photo by Amy Roh
RE The Board of Regents
played a key role in making changes possible on campus, acting as a balancing
force between the desires of students
"I believe its
an honor," Loch
said. "Its very interesting
and very rewarding
on campus was important and
to be in
crucial to helping the University run smoothly.
structured to be the governing board of the institution, and
of the administration.
Loch believed the Board's "It's really
Board of Regents president, appreciated the chance to be a part of the group.
making process of the
rubber stamp what the administration wants to do.
think about the students
and the taxpayers." Vice President Frank H. Strong realized the "1
agreed with Loch's assessment of the group's responsibilities.
member's opinions helped to keep
think the reason they have lay boards of educational institutions
educational input into decision making and analysis of policy," Strong said.
The board consisted of a group of people from the 22 counties Northwest provided education for. Members were selected by their local state senators for approval by the state senate and then appointed by the governor of Missouri.
board was required to meet
by teleconference. Special circumstances such
The agenda mainly came from
met and went through
or six times a year, but emergency meetings were conducted
as graduation required
the University President
were also welcomed to submit things board as
meetings on a constant
Dean Hubbard, but
for discussion or approval.
the Board and the faculty
Strong emphasized the main focuses of the
two-fold," Strong said.
set policy for the institution
to ask critical or
challenging questions of the administration regarding the running of the institution."
the board's responsibilities to review policies, approve and analyze the budget, approve
sure everything was financially
in the institution.
According to Loch, some of these duties could be seen directly on the evolving campus.
student representative served as a refreshing element, providing student and campus concerns to the
group of area members. Strong
impact of a student on the group.
really likes to hear
what the student
representative has to say," Strong said.
ability to vote, the student representative
could have potentially been pushed to the background
of board proceedings, but Strong saw the student crucial to the group's
representative has a voice,
like to listen to that voice,"
Loch agreed student input was
a large portion
"The student is the customer," Loch said. With new students pouring onto campus each year, changes would always be part of Northwest life. The Board of Regents handled affairs and made decisions that helped keep powers in check Northwest
administration and students
of lUfMKS meeting. Meetings were held '^^
anend the Board
times a year or
Board of RegeritP
ALUMNt FOUNDATION Leaving the
proved to be both challenging and enjoyable for Lance Burchett. Burchett
warm beaches and urban atmosphere of San Diego
Northwest during the
1999 trimester with expectations and goals
leading the University Advancement program to success and achievement.
Burchett, an Arkansas native
graduated from the University of Arkansas with both
a bachelor's and a master's degree, gained experience working with a university
advancement program during working with the program
his earlier years
at the University
He spent seven years
of Arkansas. Prior to acquiring a position
Northwest, Burchett worked at San Diego State University for two years. Burchett believed the people on campus the can-do attitude
more meaningful and
to quality of the faculty, staff and
students," Burchett said.
Vice President for University Advancement involved working with the four
components of University Advancement Relations Program, the
Burchen was hired
the Northwest Foundation, the
Development Office and the Advancement
Chuck Veatch, former vice
"We work closely with Ken White's division to positively position
president for University
Burchett noted the impact other University areas had on his
Burchett entered his
of communication and marketing)
Northwest among our external audiences," Burchett
new position with
he familiarized himself with the University.
"Within the next
resources," Burchett said.
"We want to
and enhance our
and volimteer and programs
to engage in preliminary planning for
a capitol campaign."
advancement work, Burchett found a number of ways
the base level of funding they were receiving from the state of Missouri.
"President (Dean) state,"
to provide a
has been very effective in increasing resources from the
to further increase through private
margin of excellence for the University through
Burchett admired the attitudes of the Northwest alumni.
this private support."
He also appreciated
cooperation of the academic departments of the University, and recognized the
opportunities these areas created for them.
"Northwest alumni are very
and passionate about
alma mater," Burchett
Traveling to Northwest from across the country, Burchett approached his position with
an eagerness to work and an appreciation for the
ideas in hand,
president for Universii
of the community. With
he moved through the year hoping to increase support from students
Advancement, sits in h c nev^ place employment, the Alumi House. Burchett move
1999 to work with
Portrait by Christne Ahrei
strategic planning retreat.Annelle
Weymuth, executive president, calls
assistant to the
share their ideas with other
event, which consisted of faculty,
students and community members. Photo by Amy Roh
Betty Bush.professor of curriculum and instruction, heads
one of the education
round tables to discuss current issues of the University. People
groups and were assigned different areas to address. Photo Amy Roh
Diversity faculty and students work together
MPROV In response to Senate Bill
Coordinating Board for Higher Education adopted a three-phase
in l')9S, the
schedule to review public, four-year institutions' mission statements. Students, facult)' and
this planning, the University
through an on-going prtKess called
developed Mission Enhancement, which helped accelerate and improve
the University for the future.
The Mission Enhancement campus
proposal of '97 had three goals.
to use information technolog)* to enrich
continue to apply quality concepts to
reflected in the
enhance and extend the electronic
campus. Next, was to
aspects ot the University's operations, particularly as these concepts
Baldrige National Qualify
to develop the Northwest
Missouri Educational Consortium as a model for providing cost-efiective, seamless, post-secondary educational services in the region.
and further the technology-based knowledge.
to reach these goals
make that happen, Provost Tim Gilmour said. "The first couple of years of recording we focused on how can we make this happen. We talked about the Center for Information Technology' in Education and what we were doing regarding the Consortium.
put together a Mission Enhancement plan and had to
was CITE. This was accelerated learning through modularization, which brought online degrees.
what you observe
"Once you make time
learn a lot,
the variable and learning the constant, instead of the traditional model,
the constant and everyone spends the
same amount of time in the class and learning it on modules then all students get it."
But when you put
University was required by the Coordinating Board to report the results of Mission Enhancement. results
were to come from three areas
â€” CITE, Quality
the whole upgrading of our electronic
Information Technology in Education," Gilmour Quality
campus mission establishment of the Center said.
have spent $1 ,630,534."
included quality, trimesters and the Missouri
Computing. The University spent $1 ,360,812
and the Consortium.
Mathematics, Science and
"We arc suppose to get roughly $2. million this year in preparation for the Academy," Gilmour said. The Consonium was designed to promote cooperation and to link resources among educational institutions. The Consortium used $530,968 in funding. All together, with the $2. million for the Academy, the total 1
was $5.7 million, Gilmour
along pretty well," Gilmour
are going to
virtually all the targets
The Coordinating Board wanted
to sec the report by April of 2001,
and then have
to the governor of the
General Assembly of Missouri by January 2002.
to prepare for the next
what they wanted "I
have been doing
round of Mission Enhancement, students,
with the collaborative effort that
in the president's office,
nine years, and
Annelle Weymuth, executive assistant to the
During Mission Enhancement meetings, Hubbard
knew of three changes
"One and the
wc are going
of 2002, 90 percent of the
The political impact money for higher
to have a
legislators that are
going to change very
hard to say by
term limits are going to kick
there (Jefferson City,
Will this impact us as a institution? Will
at that in
and of itself
courses adapt to technology
ADVANC The campus classroom may have been
Phillips discovered, online courses allowed students to
and eliminating the anxiety behind
Phillips first discovered the selection
music appreciation, hoping
a traditional setting for learning,
structure of traditional courses did not prove beneficial to every student.
of online courses through a friend and signed
to avoid attending the general education class.
After spending a semester working through the course and adapting her
new method of self-instruction. more general education requirements out of the way through the
classwork at home, Phillips developed a love for the
more adaptable online method, she enrolled
and cultures of the world.
In her previous online course experience, Phillips liked the
but also enjoyed learning
to schedule her time
the course worked,
and motivate herself
"The courses online were easier in some aspects," Phillips said. "You could learn own way, and you had to discipline yourself" At the same time, Phillips enjoyed the freedom of working at home and being able
in a stress-free
environment, no matter what
of work lay
was nice to
pajamas or to watch television while
was working on
a course," Phillips said.
Phillips also liked being able to read
about the subject area she was studying and
not having to worry about catching the important details of a lecture in notes.
"What you have
class lectures," Phillips said.
Greg Haddock, instructor of the online peoples and cultures of the world
pointed out standard lecture discussion was not a part of the online course. "In the absence of meeting regularly in discussions that were written,"
required his students to participate by posting ideas and taking part in
discussions with other students in the course. for students to voice their opinions
more informal tone
and kept any one student from intimidating
other participants or dominating the discussions.
Students enjoyed the laid-back method of learning, and the increasing interest in the online course classes offered.
program prompted Northwest
officials to increase the variety
the program began in spring 1999, only four classes were
options were increased to
nine in the
in the spring trimester.
online courses, costing $175 per credit hour, were popular with students
because they offered a convenient and reasonable alternative to attending class on a regular basis
and taking part
in class discussion.
her educational training, she was able to conquer her
lack of enthusiasm for general education courses
new method of online
by trying something new. Liking the
instruction, she developed a
with more optimism.
ine ourses Cour TIte Enjoyment of Music
Humanities of the Eastern World
and Cultures of
Introduction to Logic
Management Information Systems
Management Labratory Ethnicity in America
Earth Science Labratory
student and campus
Student Orientation and Registration Leaders, student ambassadors and professors constantly
"You get out of it what you put into
have been true in some aspects, a hard working Faculty Senate and Support Staff did
everything in their power to insure students at Northwest had an acceptable environment and numerous opportunities to learn and to succeed. Faculty Senate was created in 1974
the former Faculty Council dissolved. As a governing
campus, members were elected from every department and worked diligently their respective
and serve both
departments and students.
executive board consisted of the president, vice president, past president, president elect, secretary
and committee members who addressed
of the major
issues facing the
was the possible implementation of a state-wide
education courses. Missouri considered creating
effort regarding general
general-education course requirements across the
This would allow students to transfer their previous credits to any institution within the
or having to repeat courses.
"This concerns us because
how many of them you need
we have put
a lot of time
deciding exactly which courses and
to take," Al Sergei, Faculty Senate President, said.
Students needed more than
A support staff of 253
a well-planned curriculum to learn.
part-time employees assured students had the resources they needed and a clean and safe environment to use
landscaping staff all Pat
Safety, custodians, reference specialist, construction workers, painters
one of four
categories: clerical, services, technical
reference specialists at the
B.D. Owens Library.
of her jobs was to teach
to begin their research projects.
such a fascinating place to work because students are always surprised
exciting to hear,
what I'm looking
what we have love
age group and helping with the learning process."
other support staff members shared McFarland's enthusiasm
Irma Merrick, "I don't
Northwest alumna and former Northwest
have rude kids," Merrick
as a cashier.
saw greeting those who came
of her job.
countless outlets, Faculty Senate and the Support Staff dedicated hours to the
was the extra time these individuals spent to the betterment of the University that be.
One boy wrote
attributed to her attitude. Merrick
with a smile and saw greeting
Northwest an enjoyable place to
campus dining employee, and me."
Merrick's polite customers
when working with young
touches are put on the hand rails in front of the modular classrooms by Tom Gaa and Russ Jones. Between classes, students had to wait outside of the Final
buildings. Photo by Oiri$tÂťne Ahrens
of Faculty Senate discuss issues concerning
the campus at their weekly meeting. Faculty Senate
members from every department who
served and represented both their respective students
and departments. Photo by John Petrovk
Faculty Senate &. Support
Outside of the DeLuce Gallery,
Ringering, a professor of art at Southern
University, visits with students.
explained Ringering's interests
Photo by Heavier Epperly
artists visit University
HOWCAS Paintings, sculptures
and other diverse forms of artwork
inundated the DeLuce Gallery throughout the
approximately eight weeks each trimester, the Gallery opened its
doors to visiting
instead of Northwest students.
enjoyed seeing what others are doing in the art
world," Sarah Wilson said.
and what medium they
get their inspiration
season started with James Butler in September. Butler
was a teacher
at Illinois State University
a participant in Aiij^iiv.
aesthetic issues that defined
Visiting Artist Series continued in October with Dennis
Ringering, a professor of art at Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville. Ringering emphasized symbols, images objects that were
Northwest was the
of a study he did of Native American
petroglyphs in the Southwest. In
November, Glen Cebulash was the featured
Cebulash focused on suburban landscape, which helped Wilson, "I
who was an
education major, with her painting.
hadn't done landscaping
was a good starting point
Having the opportunity
the art with each other and the "It's
interesting to see
Opening night of each some
the artist lectured to give visitors
work. Then, there was
meet with these
learning experience for the students. series,
years, so his lecture
insight into their
where the students discussed
"People in the same studio can have different perspective."
said the artist series
was a positive experience.
her and other students the opportunity to meet with professionals in their field
leaving the comforts of the University. "It's like
"Not everyone can Kansas City,
to the school,"
unique that everyone can see other
by Sarah Smith
Students, faculty and the of members
community admire the pieces in the Faculty Art
Exhibit as they walk
through the DeLuce Gallery. Professors vyere
glad to have their art
because It encouraged them to displayed
continue to express themselves through art Photo by Amy Roh
At the Faculty Art
Sheryl Meiergerd and Beth Dilges look over the
and other faculty
work was displayed for one month In the DeLuce Gallery. Photo by bers'
DIR CTIN OBSTACLES
blocks with the production.
tween the actors and their character
Each actor had an idea of how
should be portrayed, and
was up to Dendiger
by Sarah Smith
make Before a Lab Series Production premiered at the Charles Johnson Theater, there were obstacles the cast and crew had to defeat.
finding available rehearsal space and loos-
week of rehearsal time
the ultimate decision.
the production of
"Waiting for Godot.
of these ideas and bring them
of conglomerated whole that
personal vision as to what 'Waiting for Godot' was about,'
did was give the actors quite a bit
they wanted to develop their characters.
Directed by theater major Matt Dendinger, "Waiting for Godot"
and Esteragon who were waiting
told the story of Valdimir
Throughout the their days.
At the end of each
day, Godot's errand
the two filled
Valdimir and Esteragon that Godot was not coming, but he was to arrive the next day.
time Dendinger read the
to be a part of the production,
he knew he
was acting or
really a sort
said. "I just really fell in love it
read situation," Dendinger
with the show and a
of the themes
The themes meaning of
existence such as the
the characters of the play were
the answers. Dendinger said the play was also symbolic of his
"That kind of thing was something personal
was dealing with
obviously, because everybody
play really stuck with
me on to
Once Dendinger knew what
that level too,
Dendinger knew who was
started after winter break. until the curtain
which was an-
tioning for a cast and crew was his next major task. By ber,
production, and rehearsals
There were approximately four weeks
the path to opening night, there were
Valdimir. pla/ed by Kevin Sothemer. patronizes Esteragon during "Waiting for
some minor road
Lab Series Productions gave students the chance to participate of musicals and plays at the
Linn Performing Arts Center. Photo by
Once each I
individiul had his or her character developed, bring-
and crew together was the next major
ii^ the entire cast I
This process was hahed when a majority of the cast the
C-ollege Theater Festival
by Kelsey Lowe rehearsal for
was kind of worried about that because of a big break."
said. "But, as
a great cast,
Then, two days before ojx'ning
hearsal before the production "(It rfiat s
where we needed to
"He viewed said.
have any more work that
^er. Danielle Marshall, to
premiered with few problems. With the hard work of a strong for
post-show discussion both nights,
Series Productions, lypical questions asked
of people said they could
think about things.
Godot was made smoother.
easily relate to
some of the
of people to stop and
chance to see whether
gives the pc-ople in
their goals are met."
Ross, chairman of the department of communication
and theater arts,
could count on her."
and technical crew, the wait
of the play was
.Despite the unforeseen difficulties, the Lab Series performance
what Beth was
acter types," Sumrali said. "It caused a lot
was a perfect relationship between
regarded possible outcomes for the characters'
with the diflkulties. Marshall's
primary task was to work with the technical side of the
the play, he realizes
"A of these factors,
needed to do."
he tried to
after beating his wife. Beth,
knew we were
feel that this
losing Beth as losing himself," Director Nate Stuber
tmi worried, because
of the technical elements start to get
said. "I wasn't
played the main character, Jake, ihe show followed Jake
with the guilt he
was) not a gwxi time for the director to get sick because
through the dilemmas of
This was a crucial time for the cast and the
he l.ab Series Production was the senior project of Ben Sumrali,
got back together they were
of dysfunctional characters, "A Lie of the Mind"
presented the aftereffects of domestic violence.
on top of things and kept on going."
about a week.
was impressed by everyone involved
to be very tight,
of the performers and techni-
elements altogether seemed to be very well-planned," Ross
productions, you'll see things that aren't
quite fully developed, but
didn't notice too those."
The performance was quirement degree.
for Sumrall's theater
While many times
assumed the candidate would direct the play, his
nice to see that he had a separate
page of the program given
as a performer, be-
his senior project."
Ross said. "Ordinarily, you might think of the director as the only
one who puts a note
the program, and so fact that
White waiting on h« property. Esteragon and Vaklimir m«et th« landowner. Pozzo. and hij slave. Locky "Vyaiting (or Godot" was a second-stage Lab Series, which received a hrjer budget than a studio Lab Series Phoio bfAmy Roh
Ben had the program
note here really shows cu.sed
In order to
was sometimes necessary to take a step back. For the faculty and students
in the Garrett-Strong Science Building,
summer of 2002. The
November 1999, with
renovations took place in two phases, the largest which
phase to take 18 months to two years for completion," Dr. Taylor Barnes, dean of arts
"The second phase should not take
summer The $15.3
was step back behind Wells Hall.
two-and-a-half-year, $15.3 million renovation plan of Garrett-Strong began in
a completion date set for the
entire building should be
million was allocated for a total heating, air and ventilation overhaul, as well as
laboratories, classrooms, lab
equipment and new Internet connections.
In order to provide state-of-the-art facilities,
relocated to the
modular buildings behind Wells As with any sort of renovation, relocated, offices
the third floor of the B.D.
Library and three
there were a few obstacles students
moved, phone numbers changed and a reduction
staff had to face.
Classrooms had to be
to be endured.
there were the obvious inconveniences involved with a move, but nothing major," Dr. Richard
Frucht, professor of history/humanities/philosophies, said. "But
on the whole, the crew
the planners did a terrific job."
the campus' environmental services department for their help in the moving.
faculty are very pleased with
am it all
University Environmental Sciences have handled the move,"
also very thankful that the faculty have also offered their free time.
Other complaints about the move was that there were no places classes.
around the modulars between
Students and faculty were lucky during the unseasonably-mild winter, but there was simply no place
go while waiting for the previous
and don't complain."
come out of the modular.
"In the cold, rain and inclement weather you cannot get in until the other group gets out," Frucht said. "It
Many students and
have to be addressed."
they were told they would have classes in a modular classroom,
they were not thrilled. There were jokes about
class in a tin-can
are very pleased with the
teaching and learning goes,
needed was a coat-rack, and when you can say that you know
Warren Grouse pointed out
"The modulars are not that much of a room and a different locale. All I
just a different it is
not a bad situation."
a few problems he found with the modulars.
"The desks are a little small, so they don't have quite enough room for all of my materials," Grouse said. "The other drawback is that the windows are tinted so you cannot see in. People are constantly walking in the middle of classes
coming from students was the
the beginning of the
renovations in Garrett-Strong. "It
hard to have
and concentrate when you have people banging on the walls while you're trying
Frucht pointed out everyone would benefit from the renovations that went on in Garrett-Strong, as well as
from the other renovations on campus.
attracts better students
upgrade your faculty. It
Every student on campus will
makes the whole
Mark Sand, associate professor of math and statistics, assistsMichelle Dr.
modular classroom. The modular classrooms were temporary
completion of the Garrett-Strong Science Building
Photo by Christine
trimester, the Garrett-
Strong Science Building was closed for renovations. Instead of moving classes
into other buildings, trailers
brought on to campus. Photo by
Roh After Finite Math. Jackie
Students had to adjust to the
change of no longer having classes
Garrett-Strong Science Building. Photo by Christine Ahrens
business and education degrees
INSTRUCTION Each spring, summer and
hundreds of students completed
of formal education and
For the past decade, nearly 50 percent of these graduates earned
The evolution of the electronic campus, technology and 1905 were why Northwest was ideal for higher education in these fields.
degrees in the fields of education or business. starting as a teacher's school in
some specific things and education is one of them," Dr. Max College of Education and Human Services, said. "Technology as a general theme is one
"This institution Ruhl, dean of the
of the things we're obviously focused around. There
expectations and an ability to use the latest technology and really
In the field of education, elementary, middle school/junior high offered. In
22 percent of the graduates earned degrees
According to Ruhl, one reason students wanted a degree
one of two
universities in Missouri to offer the experience
of educators than high
to the success
make your classroom hum." and secondary education degrees were
from Northwest was because
of a laboratory school. Besides the Horace
Laboratory School on campus. Southwest Missouri State University offered the Greenwood Laboratory
School where aspiring teachers could work with children before graduation. Students also worked in the public school system before they earned their degree. This was another
important factor in preparing students to become teachers.
"Our people worked more
find jobs because the people in this region
with schools, our people
Another reason Northwest was successful was due portfolios, online courses
one of the leaders
"Not only within the
us that having
Horace Mann, and
doing when they get there," Ruhl
to distance learning. This included electronic
country moving out on distance learning and
college of education, but the college of business
doing phenomenal things
with Web-based courses and programs." In
approximately 17 percent of graduates earned degrees in the
degrees in areas such as business management, computer Dr.
of business. This included
management systems and accounting.
Ron DeYoung, dean of the College of Professional and Applied
Studies, said the
methods of teaching
were major factors that attracted students to business.
"Some other to
students pick Northwest
they're being taught
not taught by graduate
think that people
by full-time faculty members
example, as they are
are interested in their learning,
at a lot
of other schools," DeYoung
Opportunities for students to earn degrees via the