thf hi-sloo of Northwi'sl. HiroiiKh
mir covermge, inem€»ries and
with each paKc- N«> other publication has the o\ten.si\e written ret«>rtl of events ranKin^
much anticipated c«>ncert. to the moment terroriMs attacked Sept.
and shattered the calm of even, day
the tw o
necessary to grasp the
tnie concept of these extraordinar> in
memories of play and work. The
tdnether with «»f
imp<>rtant in the final
scheme of things. Both
toncepts are necessary to achieve the ultimate learning experience.
this idea in
mind, the format of the
unique to previous years. In effort to
this balance of the
two worlds, the
book only has two division pages with subdi\isions within.
line is that without
without play, the true ad>enture of college, the
personal growth that accompanies this journey,
ThLs publication has attempted
to portray this concept, as well as
aspects of life at Northwest through the course of the year.
nderstanding the theme throughout this
we hope that
volume of the 2002
Tower \earbook not only captures the aura of Northwest and
students, but enables
readers to relive these experiences and stories
decades down the road.
A sunny fall afternoon gives students an opportunity to gather around Colden Pond and engage in a variety ot jcti\ ities While memhers ot the Mhance ol Black Collegians played a
game ot human
worked on homework
classes-demonstrating the bottom line at Northwest was a balance between play and work in everyday
and studied life,
photo bv Cody Snapp
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and valuable treasures (Iffine play.
moments when you
grew as a person, found vour true
to take you.
the papers and
lectures, the lessons
hese are the stories of i/y
wiekends, tragedy when play stopped Sept.
Bearcat victories and defeats and finding your
niche in the social
scheme of things we
Balancing on the other
end of the scale of haz>^
weekends and road are the
sessions and the group projects.
.\nd money, academics
and the people around us were
complicated equation.. .\
budget cut did not
but a generous
donation helped one college \\ith their e.xpenses.
closer at the indi\iduals
within this realm,
clear that the
art of balancing
and play was not only
challenge, but the
line to achie\ing
the most important lesson in
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Opening Aniiilur innicstcr
motion, while for
beginning of newly discovered freedom,
was the closing
chapter of the college experience. In
the patchwork of events that followed,
work and the that
on every decision
a major influence
where funds became scarce
between. The economy forced budget cuts
was made. But
areas, they multiplied In others.
faded Into the background while
united "sisters," old and new, and fraternities created a sense of
brotherhood with a
off the walls of
our heads as
The music of "The Urge"
Mary Linn Performing
enjoyed the much-anticipated concert
was despite was
the reality of the real world bearing
time to enjoy the adventures of college
Play permeated everything.
was what memories were made
and what sometimes reeked havoc on our grades and concentration.
of ultimate Frisbee,
Delld Zeta Stephanie Bolton tosses
teammate as part of a Greek Week competition. The week's included canoe and tricycle races, a pie eating contest and olympiad, photo by Michaela Kanger the disc to a
reflected through our athletes
and the honors
and awards they brought home. Pushing past the boundaries of athleticism, our Bearcats proved that play
For those not involved in sports, a widearray of organizations offered a
any student. From theAlliance of Black Collegians
to the Indian Student Organization, there interest for
line, to benefit
involved, take advantage of the situation to
and area of
Northwest, you had to get
get in the spirit of the
While play occupied much
of our time,
also a significant
factor in our lives.
Work was lessons of
essential to achieve success
and did not come without took and the papers
With the help of
peers and academic services, the reality of graduation
Raising the Afghanistan flag, Shahab Shattiey, Mhaleena Mansoor and Nazira Hussaini participate in the fourth annual flag raising ceremony at the International Plaza. All three hacl
photo by Michaela Kanger
the breathless feeling after uncontrollable laughter, a night
of blurred dizzy
headache the next
morning, the guilty pleasure of skipping class to order Dominoes and take a nap.
homecoming, the excitement
awaited concert and a night on the town
of a long-
of the seven local
was outside of the classroom and away from the books and papers
a significant part in the adventure of college.
was these experiences
after the terrorist attacks
to a halt in a
for the reality in
rules of play at
of your to-do-list, class, take that
play abruptly a
enjoyed as a country and a new-
appreciation for the freedoms
shocked silence, out of the ashes arose
Northwest were simple. Be spontaneous, be
Do things that scare you, do the things at the bottom do the unusual. Take a
take lunch breaks during
with your best friends. But never say that
there wasn't time for play.
Screams of encouragement escape
and Kendra Masoner during
against Missoun Western State College Nov. 3.
photo by Mkhaela Kanger
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Intro to real world was
the beginning of a different kind of
freedom: a new
of duties and the first step
into the real world. Arriving on i;impus Aug.
were overflowing with
and family members. In the next step,
major, and being broadcast students
throughout the day.
possible into the rooms, ignoring the limited
wouldn't mind living in the dorms until
to get to
know each other and
"We both have
was not always hard.
settling into the
beginning of college
Once family members left, roommates were on
of the residents
into the residence halls
made moving here a transition to college
lot easier." life
proved to be
both a challenging and rewarding experience.
One filled \Wth memories and life lessons for evervone.
west side of campus. The Cat Crew helped the freshmen carry
belongings to their new living quarters, photo by Michaela Kanger
Cil wouldn't mind living in the dorms until
graduate. J J -Jed Penland
the best RA's," Rebecca Crane said.
Family and friends help students
graduate." Jed Penland said.
in light of their
people were able to relax and enjoy the
but as of now we are getting along gootl,"
know my roommate
they worked throughout the
and entering another realm of education and
Carrying belongings and directing
to the residence halls
while others were meeting for the
students were leaving their families behind
Cat Crew volunteers assisted in this
MinulusdtliT her arrival M Perrm Hall, Ritu lain begins to unpack. "I
were friends before they came
Before carting her belongings up to her room Dieterich,
out a checklist of
really not liking all the blocks,
feel like I'm in a cell,"
looked over her room, photo by
Boxes and belongings litter the floor in Erin Bailey and Brooke Dake's new room. Millikan Hall found the two strangers becoming good friends by chance not by choice, photo by Amanda Byler
Females made up ss
Northwest had s, 559
percent of Northwest's
the Missouri Academy of
From Sept. 13-26, a
of 11 "Minor in Possession' violations were given on
Atotal of 1,253 students in this year's freshman class, while 1,256 students were registered
took 130 Cat Crew
volunteers to help students
into the residence
Source of facts: Janet Lekey. Data Coordinator, Ron Christinson. w'vvw.nuinissouri.edu Lt.
Rho Chis Reunite •7/
She si'annoii thf nnnn hoping not
She packed up the
Inn and Suites,
practice hel[K'(l the
anNlhing. there was no coming back. As she
members of different
assured herself that she had ever>1hing, she
communicate with her
Chis keep the mie of silence.
sororities in the hotel
we were sta\ing at," Cole said. "Of course,
sisters for a
• • Of course I missed talking with my sisters for a week, but I got a chance to get to know other members of different sororities than my own. J J crystal coie .
a week. She grabbed her last bag
of items and
her room in Roberta Hall.
For years, the Rho Chis have had a stipulation that they
Roberta Hall to avoid influencing new pledges.
September, they had to
remoN'e any affiliation with their sorority. Crystal Cole, a
of Sigma Sigma
Sigma, was accepted into the Rho Chi organization after completing the application
and inter\iew process.
To fulfill her duties. Cole moved out the night of Sept. 4 not to return until Sept. 10
Bid Day arrived. "This was
my first time as a Rho Chi moving
out," Cole said. "I think
most of the
move out were doing
for the first time."
She was assigned, with three roommates from other sororities,
room at University
Tju Kjppj Ep^ilun pledge, Taft Burnes >ho\\s his tellow pledges hov\ It s done during the TKEs car smash.
Alpha Sigma Alpha photo by
sororitv also joined the fun.
\m.jndj P\ler iS^cmbcrs and pledges gather <in III the Alpha Kappa Lambda house as lared Weber checks to see what everyone wants to eat. Weber was volunteered to be the cook for the evening by one of his fraternity the (K)tch
On Walk Out Day. Nathan Elder and Craig Mackin participate in Sigma Phi
Epsilon's teeter-totter for
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Members and pledges took turns on the teeter-totter for a total of 72 hours.
photo by Amanda Byler
by Mandy Lauck
Band of Brothers Rush activities emphasized the sense offamily withfraternity membership.
had their own way of
hosted a pig roast and a casino night as
inviting potential prospects to
free food or entertainment,
to build a positive
rush at the University proceeded. fraternities started the
rush activities. One pledge,
because of the reputation
attracted the people they thought the fraternity
Craig Mackin, joined the fraternity
found out the
way they ran
things at Sigma Phi Epsilon," Mackin said.
I felt I
week with open
Tau Kappa Epsilon hosted
weeks into the school year. The main point the
share with recruits
houses and barbecues to get to know
was the family-like bond that came with
pledges and help them understand each
membership. Pledges toured the house
Alpha Kappa Lambda held an open house and barbecue to \velcome interested recruits.
AKL offered pledges a family-like
bond between the members. As
to the recruits, the active
of the fraternit>'. .â€˘\nother fraternitv,
members answered questions about house, the other
members who gave
"Out of all the
the most with the TKEs," Taft Burnes said.
The main point that kept coming up during rush was brotherhood. sign that stood outside the
AKL house told
rushees what the fraternities were about.
Sigma Phi Epsilon,
a sense of belonging.
We happy few. We
band of brothers."
An informal barbeque series as a way tor potential rushies to meet with members ot Alpha Kappa Lambda. Many of the fraternities on campus held similar functions during the
week of school, photo by Micheala Kanger third
Sigma Phi Epsilon purchased a hog for Fall rush costing $4.00. The hog took one and a half days to cook in a pit.
Sources: Jesse Nower. Panhellenic
Talent "^UMllpl•^l in M-.il
others say thoir lines.
he was called, he slowly skimmeil the script. Standing l>etween the two actors, he recited each line with
he returned the script to the director
and went back
seal, sitting in
slumped position. .lonathon Reynolds. transfer student from the L'niversity of MissouriColumbia, decided he needed .1
transferred to Northwest and said the University
home he was
Reynolds was a theater major who auditioned for the plays "Aging Disgracefully," "Medea" and "ATail of Tales." lluring the auditions for Disgracefully." ".•\ging Reynolds tried out for the roles through cold readings, which were read-throughs without preparation. "I
prefer the cold reading
because you just go in (to the audition) and perform." Reynolds said. "I try to go last just because that gives me a way to prepare and see my .\fter
Northwest. Reynolds found new surroundings in which to express his artistic talents. .Mong with these new
opportunities to grow as an .K'tiir
The choreography lesson proves hjrder than for "Medea" work on tivirling. The locus of the "Medea" audition was to demonstrate the ability to sing and dance, photo expetled as students auditioning
by Michaela Kanger Shrieking with panic. Lance Christofferson runs around Mark M.iasen while going through a scene taken from "Romeo and Juliet." There were only three main characters in "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged," requiring the actors to rehearse more lines than usual, photo b)
Reid Kirchhoff, who performed in 'The Complete Works of
Creen polka-dotted boxers were Mark
Maasen 's good luck charm for auditions and the last
Backenstoss, would go an entire day speaking in the
Abridged' rehearsed 102S hours for auditions.
performance of every play he was in.
rhythm and dialect of her
To help her prepare for
One Chance for Stardom A week of auditions for a moment in the spotlight. Pacing back and forth, he scanned the dialogue, testing even.' word until perfect. His
seconds before he was on. Breathing deeply, he relaxed his entire body. This was
"Medea." Only one main stage play was
The audition process
In these auditions, Kirchhoff identified
student productions changed, condensing
with the character and the character's
auditions for an entire season into one week.
choreography. Director Steve Grossman
William Shakespeare-Abridged." preparing
paired Kirchhoff v\ith another actor to see
two contrasting monologues lasting four
their interaction. Finally, the last auditions
minutes each. But the pressure did not phase
new process of auditioning
idea," Kirchhoff said. "It prepares
and gives them a taste of what the cold
reads are like for professional auditions."
monologue was from
Glengarry, Glen, Ross." This serious piece
showing how the actors
in the spotlight.
Kirchhoff stepped from behind the curtain
in front of the director.
auditioned for the part of the messenger, and
read the dramatic and graphic piece with intense emotion on his face. finished, the director said he
had chills from
As Kirchhoff left, the director looked as
followed by the lighter performance of "Little
he had tears in his eyes. His talent was
also tried out for
about li\ing in the business world was
chose the pieces
and despite the changes
audition process, Kirchhoff proved he had
Haley Hoss, assistant
professor of health, physical education,
intensely and tried out for multiple plays.
those that are wanting to be professional
performed each year.
4edea." photo by Michaela Kanger
Kirchhoff tried out for the main stage play,
auditioned for "The Complete
After "The Complete
determine his theater participation for the
Reid Kirchhoff has studied theater
rchhott imitates a preacher while
Shakespeare-Abridged" audition was over,
ading lines from "The Complete
and could play many different
next few minutes in the spotlight would
E\en the experienced were faced with a
Focusing on his script, Reld
someone is auditioning for a piece, you want the judges to see that you are ver\- diverse
took to be in the spotlight.
â€˘ â€˘ It prepares those that are wanting to be professional actors and gives them a taste of what the cold reads are like for professional auditions. J J
The Mazes Below m tunnels running through campus wove an intricate web of
invisible to the community
A small flashlight was the only source of light by which to navigate. Occasionally, a high-pitched creak rattled the nerves.
The moist environment was uncomfortable and
was the atmosphere of the steam
tunnels that stretched beneath the Northwest campus.
Four main passages traced throughout the campus with smaller lines branching off. Hie tunnels housed utility
and high-pressure steam pipes used to
heat the campus. large hot,
Some of them were
enough to walk
while others were unbearably
of fog or dust and barely big enough to crawl
"These tunnels vary from being veiy large,
tunnels under the library and the high ri^, to little crawl
spaces by Perrin and Hudson Halls," Jamas Teaney, steam plant heating, ventilation and air conditioning supervisor, said.
Under intense pressure from the steam, many of the tunnels started to break down. Crews were required to
maintain the pipes, ensuring the safety of the employees
and keeping the tunnels in working order. "We've got to have the tunnels and keep working
our job to keep the boiler room going," Teaney
the tunnels weren't there, there would be no heat."
Dark crevices created a sense of mystery in the maze of tunnels that ran beneath campus. Tunnels below the surface of the University grounds were
more than just a
they were a necessity in heating the entire campus.
A dark tunnel stretches beneath the sidewalk behind the Administration Building. Animals such as raccoons were occasionally found in the tunnels, photo by Michaels Kanger
The tunnelt wen meant to carry items such as utility lines and high
pressun steam pipes.
These areas wen mostly forbidden; few people
Asbestos was often a major problem when working with the labyrinth oftunrtels.
tunnels often reached 120 degrees,
Some of the University's steam tunnels stntched approximately threefourths of a mile under the sidewalks.
Preparation for a
Peering into a mirror lit by a blue, florescent
glow, trembling hands adjiLstnients to hair anil
makeup Iwckstage. A>
had been going
lines that they
over for the past month. The humorous acts
and vocal presentations of the Homecoming
the result of weeks of
planning which culminated
want to mess up and
Preparations for the
was pretty nervous,"
weeks prior when committees and musical
in the last
wasn't too nervous," Stanley said.
week leasing the audience
parts. If you didn't get a
up to be an extra."
and individual performers
went through auditions a month before thf show. After the selections, rehearsals began.
"We had been last
practicing ever>' day for
month," Jake Akerson
day would sit
As the anticipation feelings
rose, so did the
surrounding opening night. Michelle
Forsen dealt with the butterflies by getting her
mind off the performance.
(S) During the Variety Show,
Macl<ey received a ticket for indecent exposure.
2(^ TUDENT Life
Buzz Sutherfield wathe first nonstudent tv ever host the Variety Show.
mess up and make asses of ourselves."
The hours of rehearsals paid
wanted to relax and have fun. We didn't want
before the show.
"Bobby Takes a Vacation."
member, s;jid. "Then, we had auditions for thi'
Brandon Stanley and Adam Nelson were going over their lines
the skit," Gina Tominia, Alpha Sigma Alpha
off the show."
apprehension. Masters of Ceremony
production that would parallel the theme,
our skit chairs came up with ideas for
got there early,
Other students chose to focus on their
performers came up with ideas for the Oct. 17
of water and tried to talk to a
of people to keep
the lights in Man,- linn Perfoniiing Arts Center
dimmetl, pertbrmers nished to their
Forsen said. "To prepare,
kicked off the
in fits of laughter.
by Betsy Lee uring the "Road Rules/World Extreme
Collmg hold Kappa Sigma teamed
llenge" skit, James Pate and Alan
odd Kenney. The men vith the to
of Delta Zeta for their
bv Michaela Kanger
moment in time mc
Taking their places as the new
mounted in Man' Linn Performing Arts Center as the naming of the Homecoming king and queen
Homecoming king and queen, the two proudly wore their crowns as the
approached. The audience chattered
audience applauded. A week filled with
would be crowned on
Each Homecoming candidate was aimounced indr\iduaEy as they made their way to the stage.
Jacob Akehurst Dallas Archer. Shane Foust.
Logan Lightfoot and Sean
Sanchez escorted queen candidates Crystal Beckham, Brooke Hansen.
Moszcz\-nski and Keri Stangl.
introduced, royalts' assistants. Clair Porterfield
and Alec Tatum, waved aric
blew kisses to the crowd while earning the crowns for the king and queen. The t\vo 5-year-olds looked
up in awe at the
Homecoming Court .After
the cheers died down, .Archer
accepted his crown graciously. Moszcz\Tiski
was crowned queen, she
jumped up and down e.'icitedly before hugging her escort and joining Archer in the
of the stage.
With a new queen, former royalty
Carissa Bolinger crowns
Corinne Moszczynski. photo by Michaela Kanger
of assistance allows
two participants in the show to prepare for the
event. Backstage preparation
was a nervous ordeal, photo by Michaela Kanger
kappa dance after Bobby is revived during the skit,
"Weekend at Bobby's." There were six skits included in the variety show, along with 10 musical acts, photo by '
Sludenls lin« up tu lol their the
rod was set on
during the limbo.
pholo by Amjnd.i Ihlfr
While volunteering al the Middle Eastrrn Student Association l.ible, Casim Ibrahimkh hi'lps lastin Mannino try on an Arabic Shemaii have many friends that are international studcn'
and it was good to learn more about Mannino said, photo b\ Ain.md.i R\l,'r
Walkout Day began
Walkout day originally
The hazing could last
The hazing period
The first international
marked the end of
as long as five weeks, in
student was accepted
freshmen hazing at
which the freshmen were
forced to wear a beanie.
ended when six freshmen kidnapped the student body president in protest.
into the school in 1937.
Tower 2000 •Tile NortliwcH
by Jill Robinson
A Day of Diversity It
was the kickoff to Homecoming weekend.
A tradition dating back to 1915, Walkout Day, Oct. 19,
and an abundance
While the concept was the
same, an emphasis on cultural diversity dominated the
was a special da\' for me. I was
proud to represent
my countr\', but there was
anger, sadness, and in the beginning,
couldn't lose trust in
and I'm praying
Mansoor was one of many students
Day in past
representing 40 countries at the ceremony.
Other culturally diverse events scheduled for
Previously scheduled for Famil>' years, the Festival of Cultures
i My feelings were of mixed emotions. Being from Afghanistan, it was a special day for me. jj -Mhaleena Mansoor
activities as the
White International attacks of Sept. 11
Fourth Annual Flag
Mapapa Acrobats from
Kenya and the Middle Eastern Student
With the terrorist
Association's fund-raiser for Afghan children.
the day included the
Joyce and Harvey
fresh in ever\one's
day without classes and
mind, there was a new-found respect for the
prepared for Saturday's game,
were of mixed emotions,"
While some students
appreciating the diverse student population
Northwest had to
Four proud international students raise the flag. As the flag raising ceremony
progressed, to assist,
lines of students joined in
photo by Amanda Byler
raised by Agnis Retenai at
was from Tukums and was the first student form Latvia to attend Northwest, photo by Michaela Kanger the International Plaza. Retenai
Pride Creating a masterpiece
the Streets l-Di
was good to It
very pleased with the
forming everything with the chicken wire the
mattered to him.
to see everyone's
in the end,"
stayed up really late and then, during the
parade, to see their work was a great accomplishment."
nights of aching hands and tired
people that participated in the parade
wtTf proud of their creations. During
Homecoming week, init
as a team.
Oct. 21, at Rickenbrode
first in all
the awards were
Homecoming week, were
announced Sunday, Stadium. Phi
results of the
"Building the float was the easiest part, but
paper mache clowns.
people watching the parade were what
inspired by "Gilligans Island." "Overall
TKE Jason Washam said
Bobby." The idea behind the creation was
results," Delta Chi Joe
were completed. The expressions of the
Alpha Sigma .\lpha and Delta Chi joined float,
Tau Kappa Kpsilon
place in the mini-float
around the Homecoming theme: "Bobby
together to create their
only a small gratification
sorority to build floats that revolved
Takes a Vacation."
and the jalopy competitions, as well as
Most fraternities teamed up with
came away with
paper was the challenge lacing
in the highly
"Being a senior, everything
come together with
energy and have such good things come out of it," Phi
Burkett said. "I'm
proud of them, they are great
There were is8 entries
The Bearcat Marching Band was accompanied by 29 high school bands on the parade route.
Homecoming Royalty t orinne
(^ Twenty-eight awards were given out for parade competitions.
Mi)S/< /vnski .mil
Ddlljs Archer jre jccompanied by Royall\ and Alec Talum. ThiHomecoming parade started a( 9:30 a.m. phola Miclijela Kjngef by Assistants Claire Porterfield
While handing out lollipops lo the crowd, Sigma Sigma Sigma member, Carissa Kalkbrenner grabs one for herself. Many participated in the eveni photo by Shane McAsey
remix of Steppenwolf s "Magic Carpet Ride,"
crowd. The group had
of Delta Chi
won an award
for the past four years,
Sigma Society members, Betsy Burgess, Katie Marques, Catrina Pelton and Holly down Fourth Street during the Homecoming Parade. The society was broken into groups that were spread throughout the parade. Curtis, Sabrina
Hickory Stick Switches Hands Oil tKt. JO. 'l.fidd
into Rickonbnxlc Stailium with
mind: retain ownership of the revered hickon stick.
The game against Truman State
to the wire, leaving
Bearcat fans hanging in suspense through the final
lli.inr.i w.is riiiii|)li.'tf,
llu-i-\tr.i |inMil In
putting the score
The BulUlogs put their tioard split
end Alfonso Pugh
[wints on the
to score a tducluiown
The Bearcats would put
seven more points on the board with a I-yard
â€˘ â€˘ These things won't happen often, but that's the way Hfe is, not ever\thing goes the way you want it. J J -Mel Tjeerdsma
This tradition dated back to 1930
Northwest granted the hickor>'
Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College,
With 12 seconds to go in the game and a score of 23-17 in favor of the "Cats, the possession of the hickory- stick changed hands.
with the Bearcats in possession of the stick prior
went on an
was a slow start to the game, the defense
held each team fh)m moving
The Bearcats retained possession with 10:49 lefk in the first quarter
end zone. After gaining 27>'ards on seven plav-s, kicker Eddie Ibarra kicked a 28-yard field goal to put the Bearcats
running back Geromy Scaggs rushed for
yards to score the first touchdown of the game.
(m) The Don Black award has been given out for the last 29 years and has had 30 recipients.
yard march to score the
touchdown and win the game 24-23.
game was a lesson in
for the team.
"These things won't happen often, but
the way life is," Tjeerdsma said. "Not evervthing
goes the way you want
Despite the loss, the Bearcats gave the alumni,
students and community a memorable
up by three.
At the start of the second quarter. Bearcat
halftime score 17-7.
The battle continued between the two schools,
Since 1946 the Bearcats have been 25-24-1 for the
run from fiillback Maurice Douglas to meike the
Homecoming game. The hickory- stick may have changed hands, but the Northwest school spirit remained.
Truman State University players Xonhwost after the game; head
A game against Washburn University In ippo was held up because ofa hailstorm.
Source: t'.nH-missouii.cdu, 'Icy.
Director of Sports
iootball coach Mel Tjeersdma tells his players not to worry about the Bulldogs. The Bearcats lost 24-23 to
Truman in the last minutes ol the game, photo by Micbaela Kanger
Running back Ryan Hackett dodges Truman back Shaun Lowery. Don Black Trophy for most valuable player, photo by Michaela Kanger State University's defensive
Hackett received the
After a Northwest penalty Bearcat fans
announced, known. With
Homecoming game, soon became scarce, photo by Amanda Byler
increasing attendance at the seats
Homecoming Unfolds Wednesday With tho help Curtis Fedlhet,
Azarkane covers the Alpha Kappa Lambda float in
blue and purple
Construction ot the floats
night of skits
performances began at 7 p m. at the Mary Linn Performing Arts Center to start the week's events. individual
Crowning ot myalty Following the Variety Sfxjw. Dallas Archer
Comne lAjszczynski were named Homecoming king and queen.
Friday Golden Anniversary Homecoming Reunion- 9 a.m. Festival of Cultures- 12-5 p.m.
Fourth .\nnual Flas Raising Cerenion\- 2 p.m. \'m ifty Show- ~:'M) p.m.
Ubser\crs gather around as the American flag is raised at the flag raising ceremony on Friday, photo by
The fair went on by Amanda Byh
behind the stage dim, Brandon
Stanley and Kathy Hundley search for last-minute items before the beginning ofThursday night's show.
Stanley and Hundley were hvo of the four masters
ceremony, photo by Michaels
Kanger Bobby Bearcat gasps as he learns that he
missed the homecoming
lost to Kirksville.
by Sigma Sigma Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon featured
"There You'll Be," is sung by Munroe during the homecoming performance. There were eight musical acts in the show.
around the country thanks to a contest on MTV. photo by Michaela
At 7 p.m. the second night of laughs continued to
Saturday Bearcat ilayers
bow their heads
the "Star Spangled
ianner" plays before
he game. The royalty vas
Vednesday night and ie entire court had to
lake an appearance
ach additional shou hroughout the week ihoto by Michaela '.anger
Homecoming Welcome, Alumni House- 8:30 a.m. Golden Anniversan' Homecoming Reunion- 9 a.m. Homecoming Parade- 9:30 a.m. Bobby Bearcat Challenge, Intramural Football vs.
E-Dome Dedication, Student UnionTruman State Universit>'- 2 p.m.
Class of 2001
KXCV^ 30th Armiversary Reunion, Student Union- 6:30 p.m.
bv Betsv I^e
or off campus, the experience offered valuable lessons.
Two Worlds, It
s 2 a.m..
ami HiuLson Hall rnom 200
who have just come
from a night on the town.
A lively game of football breaks out in the hallway. Other students complain about the noi.sy game and the resident assistant on-duty for a "quiet
forced to write
hours violation. "
"I've gotten written
up three times for being loud during
quiet hours," Nick Tones said. "A couple of weeks ago
and people hid
in the doset.s to
getting written up by the RA."
There were many regulations that governed the
the residence halls. Students like Tones and Casey
Tedrow agreed with most of them because they
people to be courteous to each other. "I
don't have a major problem with any of the rules,"
said. "I just
wish people would be more
courteous. People shouldn't be peeing in the elevator; that
incoming freshmen and students with under 30
were required to live
.A.ccording to the Residential Life office, approximately
2,230 students lived on campus. Li\ing in close quarters meant constant contact with fellow students. Forced to live in such conditions
"There are so
someone having people from so
a varietv' of students.
many people fun,"
you get to meet
Tedrow found out how she could change atmosphere of her person was created
this living experience that
the people on your floor
important," Tedrow said.
To escape the monotony of school food, Betsy Burgess and Emily Deltmer cook spaghetti. The residence halls provided stoves and microwaves on the first floor of each hall, photo by Shane McAsey
start to feel like
J.W. Jones Student Union Pizza Slice
HamburgerJi.Bs Cheeseburger S2.05 Fries S1.10
Med. Drink S.99
makes the dorm feel like home. You tliior is
by understanding what each
Combo $3.09 Hamburger J. 89 Cheeseburger S1.09
Med. Fries Ji. 59 Med. Drink$i.C9
Pizza Hut Med. Pepperoni Pizza
Med. Peppflfoni Pizza S10.75 including tax
One Choice It
was pure and utter freedom. No parents, no resident
big celebration. Then,
averaged S4.625 over a twehe-month period. But for
of a sudden, the rent
students like Yandell, the extra cost was a small price to
the countless spaghetti dinners got old and the realization hit that li\'ing off-campus
was one step closer
"The benefits of living off-campus are priceless," Yandell said. "If someone said they would give
in the real \\orld.
"Life in the
According to a survey, off-campus li\ing e.xpenses
no curfew and no quiet hours.
a gradual step," Kelly Xolan said.
"You go from being supenised by your parents
S 1,000 for
independence. Id say screw up
supervised by your RA. Li\ing off-campus \"ou are on
Xo one is watching
was this new freedom that man\
governing their lives.
students found after
"I feel like
houses or apartments had few rules
in a residence hall.
I'm in charge of m\'
And I can be
Ha\ing additional privacy was one of the many perks of mo\ing out of the residence halls. But with those perks
came several disadvantages that became apparent after a few months.
the biggest downside of li\ing off-
campus," Roger Byers difficult,
said. "Getting to
always hard to find parking."
Increased cost was also a dra\vback to li\ing in a house or apartment. Students li\ing off-campus were usuall>
required to sign a twelve-month lease, which increased their li\ing expenses. According to the Residence Hall office,
students living in the halls paid an average of
$4,350 for room and board, over a nine-month period.
^" Wal-Mart hamburger meat isGreatValue5.93
Hy-Vee hamburger meat Si.99lb bread Hy-VeeS.88 fries Lyndon Farms S.50
cheese Shullsburg Si.35
Econo Foods Econo spaghetti noodles S-89i6oz. sauce FameSi.i9 26oz.
Being oft campus allows Emily \anbuskirk Amanda Sanderson and Nick Shepard to enjoy a part> to relieve stress and get together with friends. .Many students that lived in houses or apartments also enjoyed the privilege of having pets and more privacy, photo by Michaela Kanger
Lead tingrr Sieve Ewing bells oul lyrici from Iho slam' "' ^*'>'> Linn Performing Arls
The band opened with its song
"Don't Ask VV%." photo by Michael^ Kinger I
v.'l-4 *^ >
t^^fv*? J# It's
they got some cool
bands to come to Northwest. ?? Jes6> Biirgher
I lujRwd >
ond lead singer Sieve Ewing dance toward roughout the lohn Pesson' :e the bancf
longer for the
from traffic delays by Michaela Kanger val
Sludenls gol a personal perfonnance
Fingers ll^^^aiÂť>slrings as Ijassist Karl Grable concentra^ on playiiiR in IronI ol the excited crowd. Students had lo wail a hall hour
singer, Steve Ewing, jumiXKl oil slagc
first row. Extra |)eople crammed into the band came on and tried to start mosh pit during the ojiening song, only to Ix; pushed
front Iwfore the
Ihe Urge'was inspired
Jerry Jost's younger
by such bands as 'The
brother, Mike, played the
tickets sold, t,ooo people
Police,' 'Tite Clash,' 'fishbone' and 'Red Hot
Out of the 1,100
requiring the band members to record their
by the guards, photo
Lead singer Steve Ewing lives in Ij3s Angeles,
TTwTf were t, 100 tJcKe t5 sold for the Urge Concert
tans in the
to the band's late
and joined the
band, 'Disturbing the
by Jill Robinson
Feel the Urge A much-anticipated concertfinally arrives at Northwest The thumping beat of the bass and drums rattled through the chest in an
sensation of rhythm and vibration. At last. it
was Northwest's turn
to experience the
label peeled off.
At last, the audience in the nearly-packed auditorium rose to
its feet in
"Disturbing the Peace" took the stage and
adrenaline rush of a concert on campus.
Edwin McCain cancelled his
backstage with a suspicious-looking bottle
played a handful of alternative songs with
edge and an abundance of
Mary Linn Performing Arts Center
screaming. The crowd, however, stayed
Sept. 13 appearance, "The Urge"
replace the act. For many students, no tears
generally subdued. But
backdrop with "The Urge" stitched
at the last
about time they got some cool bands
come to Northwest," Jessi Burgher said, The enthusiasm was
no easy task to get the headline band
Maryville. As a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
and grounded flights, lead
Ewing was unable to fly out of
erupted in a frenzy of screams and cheers.
An isolated few even tried to climb into the empty orchestra
staff in the
threw us out, but the show was really
The high-energy music
Preparation for "The Urge's" arrival
unique sounds of a trombone, saxophone
and keyboard. Drummer John Pessoni
up the light and sound systems that the
explained the sound of their music as
got dark we tried to get in there and mosh,"
during the opening
Los Angeles. The original performance date
orange and white appeared, the crowd
was postponed, prompting rumors of yet another cancellation, but the
at 11 a.m., Oct. 3.
opening band, "Disturbing the Peace," and
The Urge" would be using.
Dave Larson, a technical theater major, said this
was a relatively easy performance
to prepare for.
The only major concern was
the sound system. "This
to be loud,
anticipation backstage. Arriving over an
hour and a half past their scheduled time, the only signs of stress
to be defined
just as 'Urge' music."
did not matter what genre of music
was, after five years of waiting, students finally got their headline
Joseph increased the
behind the scenes.
be defined," Ewing
Ewing said it did not have
band. The show
to a close, the cheering stopped
the ringing in their ears began. Students,
energized from the show, filed out talking
loudly about the highlights ofthe night and
the band finally
the next band would
The changes were almost
surface. For lulie Pok, three years of college lite and new experienc* transformed her way of
by Jill Robinson
Reflection of Growth A balance ofplay and work The contents of her sandwich
conversation in the J.W. Jones Student Union, Julie Pole struggled with her overstuffed sub.
to different beliefs
Perhaps the greatest influence on Pole was her friends. A private person by nature,
through her fingers.
wild-streak in her personality', took her to the
bar for the
time and sparked
established in the last couple years at
conversations about religion and
Northwest would be nothing more than fond
memories and learning experiences. freaking
be married and to get
me out," Pole said. "I'm ver\'
ready to be done with school; I'm to
her best friend Sarah that coaxed out the
more stimulating to be in this en\ironment."
was not just the sandwich that
just so pert'ect
An elementar)' education major from Blue
else ever had.
was these small details that shifted
e-xperience of play
academics, to the
and work. Understanding
was one of the
the need for both worlds
biggest changes Pole had gone through.
freshman year was
G.P.A.," Pole said. "I
Springs, Mo., Pole arrived at Northwest her
freshman year with expectations of hea\y
advantage of every opportunity
course loads and a disciplined social
spend time with friends and experience
many students thrust into the grips of realit>-. these ideals changed with each trimester.
started taking I
The growing process was
Quick to get attention by humoring her
not until Pole reflected on her past
remarks, Pole admitted
adventures that she discovered the person
much more subdued her
she had become was quite different than
of school. She said even though Northwest
the timid freshman from Blue Springs she
offered her a it
more diverse \iew of the world,
was the influence of her peers' unique
backgrounds and cultures that opened her e\'es to
new ideas. more
was three years ago.
was a freshman, becoming
senior was so far away,
and wasn't exposed
the years go?
wasn't a tangible
goal." Pole whispered in tn,-
said. "I led a sheltered life
senior year, and where did It's
gone by so quickly."
C^ nly 16.1 percent of
Northwest had 365
;ricans currently hold
students transfer during the fall trimester.
her plate. Surrounded by the
shapesfreshmen into seniors.
Approximately 65 to 85 percent of all college students change majors at least one time during theireducation.
Eight percent of
beginning students expect
students expect to take
extra time to finish their degree but 6 o
to drop out,
Rebecca Dunn. Coordinator of Student Orientation and Transfer .Vfairs
Escalate Rivalry Fort\ -tlinv
inili-s st'ixiratiti tlie
black aiKi j;( )lii
"We have had a riNalri' with Mo. West for the
Griffons of Missouri Western State College from the green and white Bearcats riN'aln'
two schools drew
entire time at least
have been here, and that has been
20 years," men's head basketball coach,
emotions from each school during the many
Steve Tappmeyer said. "\Ve
each game the same way, but
The riv'alr.' between us and Missouri Western
a natural one because of the dose proximit>'
and a lot of people knowing each other," Andrew
Competing on the
football field since 1981,
haw lead the series 11-8, winning
the last four match-ups. Four consecutive victories
have made history as the longest
winning streak over Griffons since the
The basketball rivalr>' with Missouri Western was intense even before the Griffons were in the
packed g>Tnnasium of
taunting fans lead to nothing short of heated
to prepare for
would be l>ing if
please the crowd.
on the players
greater sense of focus
Northwest Alumnus and manager of The Pub,
had strong feelings against the Griffons. "Not liking Mo. West
Tappmeyer went on to sa\' that positive influence
didn't say that the
the thing you are
you are a Northwest student,"
Not only did Yates not like Missouri Western, he made
supported his attitudes.
According to Yates, the shirts had been e\er\'
>ear for the
four to five years.
shirts," Yates said.
E\ er\^one gets a kick out of them
and it's fun to
Despite the 37-30 loss to the Griffons Nov. 3,
Missouri Western fans and Northwest fans alike
\vas the better team.
rhrough T-shirts, taunting cheers and intense competition, a long-standing ri\^ry between
two neighboring schools have made the match-ups even more exciting.
Griffons fans display their anti-Northwest field. Missouri
apparel as the band lakes the
Western State College students wore shirts that stated the differences between the two schools,
implying that Northwest was made up of hillbillies, photo by Michaela Kanger
In front of a crowd of Bearcat fans, students from Missouri Western State College display a
banner that reads
"Home of the
Pussy Cats." They
then hung the sign on the fence
stands, but Northwest fans tore the sign during
game so that
"Home of the Cats." photo
by Michaela Kanger Before the start of the game, Northwest students taunt Missouri Western State College fans.
To show their dislike
for the Griffons, T-shirts
"Muck Fewest" were worn
game, photo by
r ^ Northwest holds the longest winning streak against Missouri Western State College with four consecutive victories.
The Bearcat name was given in 1926 by the
guardian of riches, was
Drury College basketball
selected because education
team who had come
was viewed as a precious
know Maryville as tough
The Criffon was chosen in ipi8.
Missouri Western: 87
Missouri Western: 12
M o.Wfst Rivai ry
b\ Jill Kohinsoii
A Dark Day in American History On Sept. 1 1
time stopped and a shocked world watched the
terrihle e\ ents unfold, forever changing life as it was known. What cmiccrns
before ycui went to bed the niKht of Monday, Sept.
worries of papers yet
What you were Roing to wear to class the nevt day? Or how you were going to pay unfinished?
Were you laughing with night
friends during a late
heart-to-heart? Stressing about a
relationship? Or thinking beginning of another
it was just the mundane week?
drifted off to sleep,
dreaming of two
landmarks crumbling out of New York
skyline or the nation's military headquarters
erupting in a hall of flames. Forget the fleeting
thought of the hundreds injured, the thousands killed
and the millions whose lives would never
be the same. It
w ill forever remain
a black day in
No one could begin
horrific events that
would unravel on that
unassuming Tuesday morning. What shattered everything Sept.
was not a dream;
nightmare more terrible than anyone could have ever imagined.
fiery blast rocks the
two planes Sept.
World Trade Center after being hit l)y City, photo prowyedby Spencer
Plumes of smoke pour from the World Trade Center. Planer
People watch the Tr.ule Center burn Sept. 1 after two hijacked airplanes slammed into the twin towers in New York City, pholo by Spencer
crashed into the upper floors of both towers
and smoke billow
from the north tower of the World Trade Center.
Mounting an audacious attack against the United States, terrorists
down the twin
towers, photo provided
Smoke comes out from the Southwest
ring of the Pentagon
building in Arlington, Va.,
photo provided by Alex Wong/Cetty Images
Bush puis his jrin Bob Bockwilh n front of Ihc World Trade Cenliv. Bu^l is sUndinp on burned lirelrutk Prt-sidcnt
idnl In \\socuUed Piv^
songs to be cut from the play list on Sept. 11.
The Dave Matthews Band song 'Crash Into Me' was one of the many
17.S "" es of corridors in the Penta gon.
The World Trade Center building number collapsed seven hours after the first one fell
World Trade Center 1 took 4 years to build. The second building was ready in 2 years.
The World Complex consisted of theTowers, 347- storyoffice and two, nine-story buildings, a n
House, and a 2i-5tory hotel.
The band 'The Coup' was had to remove their cover for a yet to be released CD that showed the buildings being blown up.
A NATION COMES TOGETHER IN THE MIDST OF DESTRUCTION Services andprayerprovide supportfor a community in disbelief. Hushed
draped across their tense
day I was terrified. He finally called in the evening,
shoulders and bowed heads. They whispered
and that's when it hit me that thousands of other
solemnly, prayed and stared blankly at the rich
families weren't going to get a call like that."
blues and golds painted on the high arches of
Services were hastily put together in response
Conception Abbey. Thoughts of the malicious
to the tragedy. Several area chiu-ches and campus
were apparent on everyone's
church organizations offered an outlet for the
shocked and grief-stricken. Along with the
shocked faces. Despite the thousands of miles between the
campus activities. Conception Abbey, a monastery
Twin Towers, burning Pentagon and
in the countryside of Conception Junction, Mo.,
smoldering remains of the plane in Pennsylvania, students and faculty sat glued in front of the television, radio or both, trying to
make sense of
what had just occurred.
assistant professor of
really just kind of
listening to the radio before the very last
second I had to go
combination of music, sermon and prayer
helped calm the racing minds. Gathering at 7p.m., Sept.
"When I heard that it happened, I don't know if really had a reaction," Channing Horner,
organized a service for the commimity.
the congregation focused on a service of
prayer for those
killed, as well as the
sense of family in a time of tragedy was the goal for the evening. "I
think if s really important to have that sense of
Northwest were not immune to the
hope for any survivors. Horner said creating a
Homer said. "One of the things that
really strong that evening
conununity that went far beyond the Benedictine
City and Washington, D.C. Connections to friends
community, far beyond the Roman Catholic
and family that were working or visiting the East
commvmity. It was the people in the broadest sense
Coast wove everyone into the equation of fear,
of family having a chance to do something together."
devastation and fear that had plagued
anger and apprehension.
"My dad was actually at the Pentagon when the plane
Colby Cantrell said. "So for most of the
FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors at the World Trade Center, photo provided by Mickael Rieger/FEMA News Photo
October shot up 4 percent, which is highest it has been he past two decades. in
The Pentagon has
Below the World Trade Center, large vaults held
confirmed death toll of iSp, including the 64 people that died on American Airlines Flight
well as The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
the evidence for the CIA as
The number of people reported missing from
reported people missing
The Pentagon was one of the world's largest office buildings.
the a ftac/cs rose to 6,333 moving since
who had been known
work at The World Trade
DAY OF PRAYER OFFERS A SENSE OF HOPE AND HEALING ON CAMPUS Planned CI xmts continue to help students cope with the teirotist attacks. wiTO
appalU'il. llif> wt-rc lioldiiig others in their
As more and more of a erowd
natliered, sympathetic looks wei-e exchanged.
one thought )n
the l'nile<l States
most se\ere terrorist attacks
Twin lowers of
one of the Three
The world watched as both Towers
tiiinbled to the };roiind in a killetl
affected b\ the attack.
couldn't believe luy eyes
they fnul out w bo did
many people would have thought
s_\nipatbi/e with the victims of
the terroi-ist attacks. I le sent out a mass e-iuail aiul
annoimcements September Although cla.s,ses
Day of Remembrance on
was held during the noon hour,
were not disnussed because the entire day
set aside for an>
prayer or reiuembrance
students wanted to participate
Barnes was the guest speaker and Student Senate
Wlien the attack first
President .Stacie Mcljuigblin rang the Bell of 1948,
Ken \\ bite.
knew the> had to do something.
times to s\inbo!i/e the dav of the tragedy.
to signifv the strength of the
"The President and were actuallv' having lunch
Anna Ashbacher w as one of the students affected
hen we found out about the attack on New York,"
by the events during the w eek. but she belie\ed tliat
both looked to
ba\e a gathering
each other and
at the Bell
would ^ve a speech, and he said he
ervtbing was planned in one hour."
\\ bite said
he knew that students were going to
need support groups while ser\ice.
at the Bell
and counselors from
the United States woidd continue to live the
Center begar) its cortstruction in 1966.
At least so.ooo people worked in the buildings, and an average of 70,000 people visited the buildings each day.
Both Towers had 110 stories measuring 1350 feet each.
had for .so many years. "It
a horrific event that
country on September strong nation that
but the United States is a
and learn and grow
stronger," Asbbacker said. A makeshift memorial Union
p\vm by loe
attack so far awa>- would have affected the lives and feelinp. of pe<iple in Mar>ville.
said. "I can't wait until
day in w bich the public and sludenls couiil officiallx
matter of hours.
and hundreds more were
injured as chaos spread througlioiit the country.
ounseling Center were aske<l to help si nde Ills
After the Bell Tower gathering.
World Trade Center
this woiihl e\er happen.
hijacked planes crasheil into the Pentagon and the
\yf-y The second National Day of Prayer was held on May 2, 2002.
Each Tower held 104 passengers on its elevators.
the glass in the was melted it would have covered 6s If all
ibers of the
flags by a young tree, planted nembrance of the victims. Other were taken and could be seen led to backpacks or hung in Bs. photo by Cody Snapp
the clock strikes noon, students begin to
passed out to students and community members
Some professors canceled
before the service on The National Day of Prayer. The crowd circled the Bell Tower in the emotional event, photo by Amanda Byler
es so that their students could participate.
by Cody Snapp
e Towers f
sway up to three
?ef each direction iring
To encourage patriotism and unity, tlags are
to observe a
Tible before the Bell
The four hijacl<ed planes held a total of
The groundbreaking for The Pentagon was on September n, 1941.
The Pentagon employed 23,000 military and civilian
DAY OF PRAYER OFFERS A SENSE OF HOPE AND HEALING ON CAMPUS Planned CI vnts continue to help students c 'ope u nth the tenvn'st attacks. Troplf wiMV wliitf asuliostN.
and appalU-d. \\w\ wciv
otlu-rs in tlu-ir .st>bbi'd
sympathetic looks were exehanned.
one thoiighl (
As m«>rc and more of a crowd
1 1 ,
most scNcre terrorist attacks
one of the
win lowers of the World Trade Center in
watched as both Towers
injured as chaos spread throughout the coimtry
many people would have thought
attack so far awa>
my eyes when
they find out
can't wail until
day in w liich the public and students could oiricialb
remember and s>mpalbi/c
with the victims of
the terrorist attacks, lie sent out a
announcements September Although cla.s,ses
for a I)a> of
mass e-mail and
was held during the noon
were not dismissed because the entire day pra>er or remembrance
set aside for an>
students wanted to participate
would have affected the lives and
Barnes was the guest speaker and Student Senate
When tlie attack first
President Stacic Mcl.;uighlin rang the Bell of 1948,
feelings of people in Mary^ille.
iiappened, L'niwrsity President
ken White, \ice president marketing,
matter of hours.
Ihoiisands were killed and hundreds
hijacked planes crashed into the Pentagon and the I
woidd e\er happen.
ibc (< inn sciing Center were askc<l lo lid p students
Dean Hubbard and
knew they had to do sometliing.
times to s>n)boli/e the da> of the tragedy. Also,
to signify the strength of the
"The President and I were actually ha\ing lunch
Vnna Ashhacher was one of the students affected
w hen we found out about the attack on New >ork,"
by the events during the w eek, but she believed tliat
knew we needed ha\e a gathering President
both looked to
each other and
at the Bell
he would give a speech, and he said he
would. l-Acrylhing was planned in one hour." \\ liile said
be knew that students were going to
need support groups while ser\ice.
at the Bell
and counselors from
the United -States would continue to li\e the wa\
had for so man> >ears. "It
a liorrific event that
countr> on September
strong nation that will
the Inited States
and learn and grow
stronger," Asbbacker said.
A makeshift memorial Union
I. II l<
light vigil at
p/mto bv loe Rejdie/Cetty Images
Center began its construction in ip6d.
At least so, ooo people worked in the buildings, and an average of 70,000 people visited the buildings each day.
Both Towers had 110 measuring 1J50
The second National
Day of Prayer was held onMay2,2002.
Each Tower held 104 passengers on its elevators.
the glass in the
was melted It would have covered 6s
ibers of the
flags by a young tree, planted nembrance of the victims. Other were taken and could be seen led to backpacks or hung in 5S. photo by Cody Snapp
the clock strikes noon, students begin to Tible before the Bell
observe a )nal Day of Prayer. Some professors canceled es so that their students could participate. 3 by Cody Snapp
To encourage patriotism and unity. Hags are passed out to students and community members before the service on The National Day of Prayer
The crowd circled the Bell Tower event, photo by Amanda Byler
e Towers were able ^sway up to three ^et each direction iring
The four hijacked planes held a total of 244 passengers.
The ground brealdng The Pentagon was on September 11, 194-1. for
The Pentagon employed 23,000 military and civilian employees.
The Pentagon only took 1(5 months to build. .vs.indiainfo.com
"Our way a series
our very freediMii came under attack in
of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts." -President George
^.v"These acts shattered steel, hut they I'of 1.
2001 canmn dent
Thick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty where the Wrid Trade Center Towers stood. The Towers collapsed after terrorists erased two planes into them photo provided by Associated Press
our very freedom came under attack in
a series of deliberate
September "These acts shattered of
but they canntn dent the steel
Tliick smoke billows into the sky from the area behind the Statue of Liberty where the Wrld Trade Center Towers stood. The Towers collapsed after
erased two planes into them phofo provided by Associated Press terrorists
Emotions flooded by pride A combination o/ music, sermon andprayer helped calm the racinc/ minds. Gathering at 7p.m.. Sept. JJ. the congregation focused on a service
ofprayerfor those who were killed
who performed various
students and one faculty
After the terrorist attack on
were focused on one
At the same time the National
decision was made. The University
and the Helping Hands fund drive was
on Sept. wanted
This charity project placed two secure bo.xes on
campus. One was put
in the first floor of the
Jones Student Union, and the other was placed on the first
floor of the Administration Building.
to put the
contribute to the
A stream of national pride ran through
Barnes, a veteran of the
a flag in the
of his office.
an overwhelming need to show
America." Barnes said. "A flag
boxes went to the Red Cross,
with a request that each student give $2.
to raise a
The donations for,
helped increase the
than they hoped
variety of organizations
One student who felt compelled the attack victims
Bryan Vanosdale, director of campus
was Nathan Brooks. Brooks and
a Memorial Concert. All donations
of the Sept.
but other independent
went to the victims
The concert held
Johnson Theater, consisted of students and
.Jimerican flags flew proudly
just a small contribution to the patriotism
were hung from windows
president for communication and marketing. Ken
need of assistance.
students, faculty and staff could utilize them." vice
Fund-raisers were not the only demonstration of patriotism.
in places that
Brooks said the event was a great way
put into effect.
and the National
.Anthem was sung with enthusiasm, the University took part in the return to normalcy in America, even despite being miles from the destruction.
Campus and community members gather to remember the attacks while David Welsh sings and plays guitar to "Lighting Crashes" by Live. The
On their way to lunch Reiman are motivated by
program consisted of several different forms of musical acts, photo by Michaela kanger
Members of organizations volunteered to collect money ior \be Red Cross, photo by Amanda Byler
and Jen and Clarissa
Bridget Walter Ali Eaters
Kalkbrenner to donate to the Helping Hands fund,
Husband and wife Amandj and Mjtthevv s.i. goodbye as the aircraft carrier USS TheodnnRoosevelt prepares to leave
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 19. lust before the carrier
Gordon England addressed somber loudspeaker from the bridge, photo
provided by Associated
Julie Kirkpalrick places a
near the memorial tree to symbolize her patriuhi
was planted during the "Dav Remembrance" ceremony at the Bell Tower, phi by Melissa Calitz spirit.
bv Betsv Lee
Students face the reality of defending a nation As thousands
sat glued to their television screens
watching the events of Sept. to dut>'.
a select few were rising
With an intense swelling of national pride behind
graduate." Soapes said. "After
increase in interest toward the
enlisting. It's not so I
Cadet Jared Britz
been put on
saw what had happened,"
realit>' set in
could be in Marv'iille going to school, and then next day I
who was invoh'ed in the Field .Artillen.'
National Guard Unit and the
be ready to
leave within 24 hours after notification.
For Cadet Nick Soapes,
the time now," Britz
a joke now."
were approached by
questions about the government
response to the attacks. question
know any more than anyone else. I'm
and hoping with the
rest of the nation."
also involved in the
did change the
"We're more alert
now and more aware
surroundings," Soapes said.
Soapes did not face immediate placement because of a clause in his contract stating that he would not be called into active dut>' until "I'd love to help,
he completed school. but right
More than 250 Maryville community members ROTC colorguard on Oct. 1 2 at the Nodaway Countv Courthouse. Mayor Mike Thompson declared the occasion United We Stand Day for the one month anniversary of the attack, photo by Melissa Calitz gather around
never to be
worn on clothing
from a pole the
apparel, bedding or to be
allowed to be printed on anything disposable.
flag vertically the
canton, the stars,
'What's going on?'" Britz said. "People don't
National Guard, the attack did not
guaranteed deployment, but
in uniform, both cadets
could be gone." This meant Britz.
"A bunch of guys I know told me they thought about
was so confused when
ROTC and the National
"People are asking me questions
National Guard waited nervously to hear from their
According to both cadets, the attacks prompted an
them, individuals in the militan- were preparing to ser\e
At Northwest, students involved in the
commission, I'm gone. I'm off to save the world."
improper to display a flag draped on a car or podium. It is
Source: US.A TOD.AY. l^^v,redc^oss.c(
be displayed in the upper left hand corner.
nucrsiK p.Kkagc, Sharon Miller detcrmirns
(he weight oi the envelope. Alter reports of anthrax hit the nev,
were required to pay closer attention weighing over one pound, photo by Brett Stewart postal workers
by Betsy Lee
Anthrax provokes anxiety among area postal workers Each time a customer entered, a cheerful chime rang
Hill, sorters at
the Marv'ville Post Office
throughout the mail room, giving no indication of the
tension that gripped the office just a few months ago.
precaution taken at the local post office included a
While the countn' was
attacks, reports of anthra.x e.xposure
from the Sept.
the evening news. Because the powdery white chemical
was sent through the mail,
apprehensive about their working conditions and job
don't have mail to deliver,
don't ha\e jobs,"
Hill of the Marv-ville Post Office, said. "At first,
kind of doubted that it would affect us, but now I'm afraid
because the scare cost the postal ser\dce a
temporarv' suspension of the sale of previously stamped envelopes.
"For three weeks to a month they were doing nationwide tests
on the spores of the envelopes,"
"Otherwise, there weren't
the anthrax scare hit a
of their certified mail stamp.
a package weighing
with the stamp. "People were offering mail clerks around the country
over $1,500 for the stamps," Capps said. "Now,
the front desk."
and we don't keep one behind
held an open forum," Cind>' Capps, supervisor of
Although the anthrax scare sent a tremor of fear through
"We wanted our
the postal system, both Hill and Capps said the effects on
the Universitv' Mail/Copy Center said.
We also wanted to
they were uncomfortable working
employees to be able to ask questions.
were required to inspect it carefully and mark the package
University Mail/Copy Center held meetings to discuss the
procedures. Capps said the only changes involved the use
services center, both the Maryville Post Office
Mail/Copy Center also
over one pound was sent through the mail, employees
at the Universitv'
many changes in our protocol."
workers increased. After anthra.x
spores were found at a Kansas
a scary situation
and we've had discussions but our
behaviors didn't change," Capps said.
find jobs elsewhere."
Previously unaffected by the anthrax reports, Capps was
concerned by reports of anthra.x within 100 miles of
According to Capps, the anthrax scare
way too close to remain
"The mail goes
to everyone, while the
"For a while after that, a couple of people wore gloves
Center was far away," Capps said. "Anthrax
All Maryville mail was routed through Kansas
Even mail sent within Maryville went to Kansas City before being delivered.
3 days after being posted.
Over i,ooo pieces of campus mail came from off-campus
After the anthrax scare,
the tragedy of Sept. 11 into focus.
atmosphere were temporarv'.
mail was delivered in 2 to
mail slowed to a
can happen to us."
The 34.-cent stamp
increased to 37 cents in June.
Cindy Capps. supervisor of the Mail/Copy Center
day delivery rate.
by Miiiuly [^luck/photos by Miihai'la KangiT
MaryviUe: Noi-thsidc Professional &L Body Piercing
hvo years of business,
Greg Bromley said the place still had
atmosphere. Bromley had over seven years of experience and guaranteed quality work.
1202 N. Main
offered herbal remedies and education on
personal health care.
Owner Dave Barcus
opened the business July 7, 1997. After curing
proudly displayed the tattoos he had done on
his family when doctors could not,
the walls of his business, which served 15-20
business spread through the community.
customers per week. WTiile performing his craft,
line of products that
Bromley said he only used quality jewelry when piercing,
open Tuesda\- through Saturda\ from p.m.
shop also carried
books on healthy living and herbal treatments.
Herbs 'N Whey was open Tuesday through
sanitary. Northside Professional Tattoo
Piercing was located at 115 E. Third St.
was offered was "Natural
Sunshine," which was the capsulate herbs.
word of his
Friday from 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m.. a.
Salurda\ ID a.m. -2 p.m.
4 closer look at local businesses 2xpressing its Midivest color Simmons Village
The Third Street Diner
^ the result of a suney taken by Mamille
The 3'^ Street Diner occupied a building that
dated back to the 1940s. Even though owner
Simmons, ovvners of the
doors JulylS, 2001. The business,
Gina Whitwell said she never planned on
being a restaurant owner, she somehow found
location at 14-16 Northside Mall, because
cated at 216 W. Third iniature golf, pool irtis
and an arcade. Owners
and Debbie Lawson offered a dance that
accommodated 140-150 people,
well as a party
Dle-in-One Entertainment was closed on
She said the
For over 20 years, Del and Bernie
have offered a
They chose a
close to the Courthouse Square, a
atmosphere fluctuated between a rowdy, but
location during the day.
amusing crowd Thursday and
Friday, to a
laid-back environment on Monday. Whitwell said the diner
was open Monday through
was a place where
knew each other by name and
were greeted with "hellos"
at the door.
said that even
some of the
onday, but opened Tuesday through
Friday from 6 a.m. -2 p.m. and Thursday
lursday from4p.m.-9p.m., Friday 4 p.m.-
through Saturday from 12 a.m. -2:30 a.m. The
enjoy the food. The deli was open from
p.m. -11 p.m. and Sunday
diner served everything from hamburgers
a.m. -3 p.m.
p.m., Saturday a.m. -7 p.m.
fries to biscuits
in occasionally to
from 5 a.m.-l p.m. on Saturday.
50 ccnU, The l^lms
bring in Ixisimss during the early |Mr1 of the wccIl
nÂťr college students searched cupboards (or the Urges! mug Ihcy could find; unc mug brought in held (Mer205oz. plKtobfShtneMcAaeY
Early in the evening, friends gathered at The Outback to smoke, drink and talk. Closer to closing lime the bar became louder and more crowded. f^KMo by Meliisa CalUz
Laughter and cups are raised into the air in December graduation; The Pub
featured the band Eighth Wave in the new stage area. Only allowing those ol legal drinking age admittance. The Pub provided a more relaxed atmosphere. pholo by Melissi Caliu
by Melissa Galitz and Jill Robinson
Seven Bars n Six Nights i
A six-day tour ofthe weekend entertainment in Maryville Seven bars provided Maryville with seven
Greeted by a sign warning those offended
upon the taste buds
by smoke not to enter, a small group of middle-
of those who went to the bar, everyone selected
aged men gathered dafly at Murphy's to discuss
an evening out in the
different location for
town rumors and the weather.
"The regulars here are
Groups depended upon the atmosphere,
really friendly, the
nponlp and aee of admittance at each location.
Christina Lolli said. "I don't feel like
Nineteen was the magical number at most bars
work, these are
in town; freshmen counted down the days until
they could go to such places as Luck/s, Molly's,
The Palms, and the World Famous Outback.
Murphy's was more than a bar, daily food specials
The 21 and over crowd generally preferred
and Saturday night karaoke gave the
place a unique twist.
On the other side of town
more laid back establishments such as The Pub,
another bar featured a younger crowd in this
Bumy's Sports Bar and Murphy's. Offering a
same similar atmosphere.
multitude of drink specials, and atmospheres;
Two underage women entered The Palms,
seven bars provided six nights of entertainment.
enveloped in the green and brown
And so the week began.
started the cycle of specials
was the older crowd
way to The Pub for a pitcher of beer or a
pint glass of alcohol.
A comfortable hum
conversation filled the establishment decorated in
an eclectic arrangement of memorabilia. Inside, a sweet
musty mixture of
cologne and spilled alcohol greeted
raced to the front, more than
brand the drinking status on their
been to where
haven't been served," Melanie WTiIUams said,
home so I don't have to deal
"I usually drink at
with the paranoia."
The Palms cents.
student took advantage of the special by
bringing a colossal 205 oz.
17 beers at
a relaxing bar to get away from a
mug holding over
one time. Muted
glowed above the bar broadcasting the news
bunch of dumb younger people who shouldn't
and a sports channel. Bumy's Sports Bar, a few
be served in the first place," Chad Curphy said,
blocks away, also paid close attention to the
Featuring a new stage area. The Pub hosted local
bands almost every weekend, an
atmosphere that differed from Murphy's.
For Karoke Night at Murphy's the equipment cost f 10,000 artd had an average of
Wednesday night game.
entering Burny's, the bartender
screaming, "Out of bounds," a Jinga tower
-"â€”n power plant.
A ttoMf night provides the few occuping ihc bar an opportunity to drink over pool, video games and and a
of )enga. Burny's Sports Bar
offered a drink special for every night of the week,
photo by Shane McAsey
Beer bottles tip in the air, and the crowd begins to thicken at The World Famous Outback. The bar was most popular after football and basketball games and on Saturday nights, photo by Melissa Calitz
While grinding was uncommon the Pub, the
stage area allowed
bands to come in and provide live music for the patrons to enjoy. The Pub provided a way to break the barrier between professors and students.
photo by Melissa Calitz
Seven Bars Seven Nights toppling over
slamming her beer
bottle on the table echoed off the walls.
entirely different social experience.
into the sidewalk
said there were specials every night of the
bottles clanging in the bottom of large barrels
who come here before
closer to the
inside, people tended to dress
was not uncommon
walked in packs from every end of town to enjoy
a hazy night of fiin. Ladies night every Thursday
at Molly's was notorious for free cover and free
men and minors were required to pay
a cover charge.
behave in a difierent maimer than in other bars.
place to drink with buddies."
they go to Lucia's or Molly's" Petty said. "It is a
Many minors, however, found
ways to drink in the different bars.
for girls in January to
more of your
sorority and jock bar,
"We had a system, we walked straight to the
brings in a lot of girls that turn 19."
bar and asked for a glass of ice water then went
Early in the evening groups of girls danced
straight to the bathroom to dump it out and fill
in circles awaiting the personal attention of the
up with beer," Cara Helland said.
examining men above. By the end of the night,
Once stereotyped as a country bar, Molly's
heat from groping, grinding and sweating
now proudly hung thongs and bras above the
people produced a wet dripping film on the
DJ as he blared anything from hip-hop to AC/
Bar time read 1:30 a.m. and the lights
hangovers traveled to Luck^s Friday night for
flipped on, shattering the illusion of an electric
DC. After the night
at Molly's, those
penny pitchers during happy hour. Separated into two rooms, half of the bar
was dedicated to playing pool, tables filled with
evening. Footprints in slimy
toward the door. Whisfles persuaded lingering people out into the cold streets.
A day of rest and much needed recuperation
People wandered into the other side to find a
began Sunday morning. The extra sleep
dance floor filled with gyrating people. Groups
provided students with the
of guys hung over the railings surrounding the
constant cyde of socializing once again.
pitchers of beer
dance floor in the same way
many did at the
The World Famous Outback generated an
as pre-party territory, bartender Dustin Petty
"I have a lot of people
waited impatiently in lines that would
to begin the
during happy hour discuss topics of the day.
Murphy's had barbeque Sundays for football photo by Shane McAsey
by Matuly l^uiik ami
Miibaola Kannoranil Aiiiaiula Hylet
Curiosity about her past led a
DNA research to trace her ancestry.
Founder and president of "Feed Lambs" and volunteer with
Duncan, former literar\- professor from
New ^'ork, spoke Feb. 7 about investigating her ancestry. To help her in this niLssion .she worked
with the Smithsonian Institute, who identified
spoke about the conflicts
relief efforts im
in the area.
Houk exposed students
faced by the citizens of war-torn Sierrs
words her parents spoke in their native tongue
Leone. Just one day after the Sept.
when Duncan was
words, it \\"as di.scovercd her famih' originated
emotions of Americans were similar
from the Akan tribe of Ghana, West Africa.
DNA tests were done by researchers
Human Genome Diversity Project. Researchers found indi\iduals related to Duncan's
Her novel "DNA Adventure:
"Students need to realize that all ancestors are strong (people,"
trace their ancestors, they add to their sense of
were experienced by the people of Wes'
Third World countries such as Sierrj Leone,"
Related" reported the findings.
sense of awareness.
few people bent or
destruction can wreak unbelievable havoc
We alwavs have a lot of work to be done."
Visitors at Mary Linn Auditorium speak on many areas ofinterest Football Coaches Herman Boone and
Herman Boone and Bill Yoast
didn't really think about
order for the team to
caches at T.C. Williams High School during
he 1960s, spoke Oct. 4 about the challenges
win games, they needed
uniting the racially diverse team.
corruption to the war in Afghanistan.
together and created an inspiration for the
investigative reporting uncovered the
was the appointment of a new
town, completing a perfect 13-0 record. In
Watergate scandal and resulted
favorite, Bill Yoast. After the
ppointment of Boone as head coach, the ity of Alexandria
was on the verge of riots.
Yoast thought about not coaching invmore. but found that his love for the
a time of racial tensions, this beliefs of
many community members.
into a mo\ie,
Bernstein spoke about the lack of quality
reporting in today's media outlets and journalists' focus
across the countr\".
backgrounds, came together to unify
)etween the coaches. Both Boone and Yoast
need for compromise and
imong team members of different
experiences were shared with the audience.
"Remember the Titans," which
inspired the coaches to lecture to schools
resignation of President Richard Nixon. His
2000, the coaches'
;ame was stronger than the racial tension
Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize winner in
loone, an African-American,
journalism shared his knowledge on
journalism, spoke Jan. 28. Bernstein's
the communit\- of
lead coach for their football team.
of the most influential
example for the team, members pulled
many changes on
After both Boone and Y^oast set an
Desegregating T.C. Williams High School arced
Both Boone and Yoast had
on pop culture instead of
also referred to the increase
of today's entertainment
of "idiot culture." "Journalists don't have
enough courage to
not only accomplished a winning season,
give our readers and viewers real news,"
they had overcome stereot\^es.
Moving a box Kirihholl
ul cdrpvnlry luult, K>
up lor "Annif Gel Your run were roquirfd lo wear l.i("i specific jobs, photo by 7a>
(ogelhcr, A.iron Brink .ind |en
conlalning sound equipment. Employment opportunities lor "Annie Get Your
Gun' were available to all
Al the end of a line of volunteers. Randy
equipment. Students were paid Sfa an hour lor helping set up "Annie Get Your Gun." photo by Tjvlnr Thnlpn
Students unloaded three semi-trucks of set for the show
'Annie Get Your Cun.
who brought some of the Encore shows, had nine professionals to
help the students prepare for the show.
Over 75 people were provided a pasta bar courtesy of the University as a 'thank you' to the workers.
Once the trucks were unloaded, students and professional help had to put the entire set of
'Annie Cet Your Cun' together from scratch.
Source; Patrick Immel, Tectinical Director for Mary Linn Performing Arts Center.
bv Mandv Lauck
Off-stage Preparation Student assistants help set up Encore performances Congested voices molded into one massive
get the opportunit\" to help with a professional
how much work
source of sound as set directors guided students
to their places. "Lights go over here," was heard
perform. Encore shows also give students the
advantage of working with better equipment."
a distant corner of the stage.
confusion resulted in one goal, setting up the
Phi Sigma Kappa fratemit)' also assisted in the set up. Pat Immel, technical director, called
In the early
morning hours Feb.
students unloaded material and set the stage
up the show.
for the Encore Series
show "Annie Get Your
Gun." This organized chaos took place
was a great way
could help set
to help out the
theater department and raise funds for our new
Mar\' Linn Auditorium between 7:30 a.m and
house." Phi Sigma
Students heard about the need for help
Kappa President Logan
"We had a total of 11 people that
helped work and they w'orked a total of eight
hours for both morning and night. Besides, we
Northw^est website and theater appreciation
were so close to Mar.' Linn, we decided we could
through word of mouth, job
Students set up props, hung hghts and
checked overall sound from the stage for S 6 an
As voices lowered and
hour. Besides money, students had the
students at the University were a part of the
opportunity to work with professional
major attraction. Helping \\ith an Encore sho\v,
stagehands and technical workers.
students received first-hand experience from
Encore shows," Jessi Lambert
to help with
professional stagehands in what goes on behind
â€˘â€˘ Students get the opportunity to help with a professional show and see exactly how
much work it is to
by Mandv Uiuck. Betsy Ixv, Ann Harmon and
Nate Marquiss. Micbaela Kan^er
Joseph and Omaha Symphonies
Classical music filled the
Auditorium when two s\Tnphonies traveled to
Directed b)' Frank Thomas, the
Symphony performed The
and knives, performed bent their bodies in
The National Acrobats of Taiwan, Republic
in the last piece, "Gloria" by Francis Poulenc.
loved the 'Gloria' piece because I've done
professor of music, said.
group of musicians came
directed by Victor
Yampolsky, performed pieces such as Wolfgang's "The Magic Flute" and Johannes
Brahms' "Symphony No.
The University was tour of the Midwest.
Feb. 5 with displays of talent. "It
great," Clinton Fisher said. "It's
ever seen before."
Performing a variety of
highlights of the night included one acrobat
balancing on seven chairs stacked to the ceiling.
Entertaining the audience Nov.
ways few could imagine.
of China, took over Mar>' Linn Auditorium
Choir and soprano soloist Tamara Hardest)^
three musical pieces
Concert Chorale teamed with the Tower
through rings of
Joseph Communit>' Chorus
and Missouri Western State College's
Acts of incredible strength and flexibility
dominated the stage while acrobats jumped
human pyramids and
National Acrohals of Taiwan
the contortionist acts to
be intriguing. "It's
even touch m\' toes so
Amy Carr said. "I it
amazes me that
they can bend like that."
Completing the night with a magic show,
of the audience caught a short
glimpse of the dramatic folk arts and variety
shows from the
Professional perfomances grace the stage ivitn music and aance Chicago The Musical Sassy, edg>" I
and filled with
headline musical set the stage for a night
"Chicago The Musical" a ston.- of deception
ealousy March 26, in the Mary Linn Auditorium. Songs such as "All that Jazz" lelped
of Roxie Hart in her
lesperate struggle for fame.
Unique compared iresentations,
many audience members
njoxed the seductive plot. Nathan Holgate
a nice theatrical change.
opened up some eyes
kinds of theater out there.
to the It
early 1900s, a time
when the music was hot
and ethnic tensions reached dangerous
Pulled into the elements of love,
of "Annie Get
"Ragtime," the musical, based from E.L.
West, an Encore presentation
Your Gun," brought the
of two straight shooters looking for fortune.
The musical began with Frank
show shooter looking
match up. Taking the challenge was Annie
Doctrow's novel, was performed Oct. 10,
portra>ing the life-styles of three families
to Butler's. Life
representing different ethnic groups.
Oakley received more attention and both
think the production emphasized how.
people were okay in the end." Stephen "I
how the theme came
glitch in the
tomboy with shooting talent equal became complicated when
found themselves attracted to each other. People from surrounding communities
were drawn King
to the sho\v.
production caught the
attention of most \iewers. At the end of the play, a local child actor refused to
in a rural area, xve don't
opportunity for cultural
experiences," Lewis said.
the opportunit>- to be able to see this.
Mo., said he was impressed.
come here and
buzzed through the audience
In spite of the minor problem the musical
The performance offered comedy, song
out of the auditorium; crowds of
exposed the audience to an award-winning
and dance, giving those in attendance a taste
musical and a music sensation of the 1900s.
of musical theater.
to the production. Lights
always loved the show," Holgate
chatter filled Mar\- Linn Auditorium prior
hushed crowd was transported back
Racy as the actresses' fishnet leotards and )lack stilettos,
Annie Get Your Gun
tudents were giddy with excitement.
Worldwide connection moon,
Silhouettes, illuminated by the
one, I'm not."
hovered outside of residence halls leaning
Ideas were changing rapidly about the use
against trees and crouching on steps trying
of the cell phone. Cheaper long distance
improve the reception of their
greatly increased the use of cell phones.
global phcnonu'iion swept across the
population and students were a huge part of the craze.
phone era had begun.
the musical ring of cell phones
could be heard
the classroom, in the
home," Kavlyn Lakebrink
free long distance, so
of the most convenient uses for a
phone was while
Jones Student Union and throughout the
were no laws regulating the use of cell phones
while dri\ing. according to Lieutenant
have had a couple of rings
in class this
Music Lisa Lawxence
year," Instructor of said. "I usually
a joke about
get that for
most instructors chose not
an issue about
the decision to
discuss their cell phone polic>- in the syllabus.
Professor of ps\chology Roger Neustadter
put a clause about
in his class
description due to a past e.xperience. "I
beeper go off often "I
of the history of class being disturbed." Cell
phone, students continued
conversing with family and friends while traveling.
The urge to stay connected and the
be ablity to talk
to others at all
indicative of the changing world. Cell
phones revolutionized the way people
communicated. Talking with friends and
to a friend across the countrv' or a
chat while driving through the streets of Mar>-ville, the
phones were seen evervwhere on
Despite the risk associated with driving
family became cheaper, faster and
had a student, some time ago, that had a
could result in an accident.
while using a
Christian, Mar\-ville Police Department,
need to constantly be
was met by the use of cell phones.
despite warnings in the classroom.
When .,.,., didn t have I
a cell phone,
always annoyed with people walking around
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students similar to
phones everyday, pholo by Michaela Kanger, photo talking," Anne Koerten said. "Now that I have
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(D The cell phone wai invented in 1^47. It was used by the military.
ready for commercial use in 1983.
120. i million cell
phones were used in the United States
S4 percent of drivers ha ve wireless phones in vehicles at all times.
The National Highway
Administration reported cell phones accounted
20 to 30 percent of all vehicle accidents.
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Bow Before the Gods Zeus and Hej'a preside over the
activities during the
Greek Week brought the diverse Greek
organizations together in a \ariet>' of afti\ities
Starting off the week was
After being crowned, Montgomer>' and
naming of Zeus and Hera. Map.' Linn Performing Arts Center was
with Gn.H'ks rooting for their
wear togas and crowns to chisses
and around town. "By Saturday, I vras really sick of wearing the
everywhere for the week, including
togas, especially with the bad weather we had,"
participate the prestigious
part of Greek
Huffer said. "To spice up the w^ardrobe,
the contestants consisted of one
games, but I
each sororit>- and fratemit>- on campus. Judges rated contestants on talent
and a question/
Epsilon's version of
Montgomer>- was crowned Zeus. Sarah Huffer, of Sigma Sigma Sigma, performed "I
Zeus." to help win the
wore a shiny gold
Greek organizations to participate
activities consisted of events
such as Greek Sing
and the Ohinpiad. Zeus and Hera oversaw the events that took place.
them," Huffer said. "My talent section was really prett\' eas\'.
Ultimate Frisbee to chariot races, while
year they \-oted
Games ranged from canoe and chariot races to
"My sororitv' has always nominated me, and finall>' this
The week was filled with games and activities for
Remember You" renamed
was a lot more fun
Mardi Gras, Friday was sport>% and
answer segments, and a fashion show of togas. After performing "Zeusendales,"
decidedtodoatheme ever>' day. Tuesday I vras
didn't participate in the games, but it
My old roommate is ver>' creative
Montgomep.' said. "The Bat Race was so funny.
As I was laughing, they started chanting for me
hushed the crowd
llie opportunitv' to come together with other
students in Greek organizations not only
enhanced eves to "It is
where everj-one can laugh and get
along," Anna Ashbacher of Alpha
a fun vray to bring the Greek communit>'
their camaraderie, but
Jacobs help decorate the sidewalk with chalk. Greek organizations gathered around the Bell
for the event,
photo by Chriitine Ahrens
The money raised from Creek Week went to the Maryville
competition loout of the
last 11 years.
Phi Epsilon has
won the overall
mrtncy King. CcH-haii of Greek Week, vsw.nwmissou ri.edu
xirah Huffer looks at the line up lor the greek sing. Zeus and
wear their togas the entire and to all the events, photo by 'MineAhrem
the Greek canoe race. Rich Blackburn and Bryce Andrew tip boat in Golden Pond. The race \vas eventually cancelled due to lightening, photo by Christine their
Before the greek sing at Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Doug Montgomer\ entertains the crowd. It was Zeus and Heras responsibility to
each greek event that
went on during the week, photo by Ahrens
Early in (he morning, Daria triKhli,
loElli-n H.iiK ink's altontitin
thinking <ibout living in Insti'jd,
the two discuss doing dishos.
photo by Michji'lj
Pam, played by prt'p.iri'S
hy Ben was just photo
Albec to make a clay pot.
Itifs to iliMTl licr il.iijuhli't
lesson in the production,
by Christine Arhens
The costumes from 'Picnic' cost f700.
Sixteen rehearsals wereall the 'Lesson's from the Clay' needed in order to be ready to
perform for an audience.
'Picnic' could take 50-
Thoaier Arts. Amy Kunkelman, Tectinici Assistant. "Lessons fror
and sewing the costume from scratch.
by Chris Bolinger
Personal Performances Black box productions showcase stiidents' work. Just as the \\armth of spring began to
Man" Linn Performing
Communication and Theater Arts, a lab
up with new productions. "Picnic," an awarding-winning play by WTlliam Inge was the first
written by Lisa Smeltzer.
"Lessons from the Clay" told the
Jeremiah, a biblical prophet, and his \Tsit to the
play to grace the stage.
potters house. His visit revealed certain lessons
Set in the L950s, "Picnic" told the stoiy of a
that helped Jeremiah grow spiritually. The play
small Kansas town turned upside
brash, young drifter. According to director Dan
was performed March 8
in the studio theater
DeMott, the play portrayed feelings of the '50s
was a challenging e.\perience," Amy
and relationships betu'een the generations of
Kunkehnan, assistant director of Lessons from
the Clay,'" said. "As a sophomore, this
said the cast
professional, and their hard work gave them the
opportunib.' to take the
show on the road. After
performing in MLPAC March
to Missouri 'Western State College
a packed house.
leadership position. CKeraU,
well for being a studio production.
in content, the
performances gave students an opportimiti.' to get involved in theater.
alternative to the
main stage productions, students and members
"Lessons from the Clay" was another
of the communitv' were able to enjoy the talents
production created by the Department of
of those who worked hard to create these shows.
staff at the "Potters
get readv tor the day. Lisa Smeltzer
hymn. The play
focused on her character's strong religious beliefs and lessons that people could learn form the clay. photo by Michaela Kanger
Smeltzer performs the
^ginning biblical iongs that entice
e audience. "Lesson's from the ay" performed only
one time on
impus, but toured local churches. 70to
by Michaela Kanger
â€˘ â€˘ This was a challenging experience; as a sophomore, this was my first leadership position. Overall, it went pretty well for being a studio production. % % Amv Kunkelman Student Productions^
Students^ Exploration of an Acting Experience Bai\-I>
the hluf in iMili
reniaiiulerol lluâ€˘^.l^l .ultil
what we don't want all
After the illiinunated forms tbiiiul their plaees
IKiems and short stories. Difficulties within the
cast led to Assistant Director
stage, the 30-iniiuite perforniaiiee beKaii.
"Aging Disgracefully," written b\ Rachel \'ein-k, w.ls
perfomutl Sept. 27-30 at the Mar\-
IJnn Performing Arts Center. Chosen tor the
annual Freshmen/Transfer Showcase, the
ailapteii the stor>- of
Morrie and Mitch
Morrie." ITie play was also influenced by other
pieces of literature and original
get to collei;r
people are on you more to learn your lints
benefits the theater departnuni
was a snKKith transition bccan.se all the time was keeping up on the part, because we were ha\ing problems." Wolff said. "r\e never done this before. It was a learning
filling in for "I felt
the leading role of Mitch.
While the show was put together
to Ix- serious alxiut
F'ading into black, the actors disappears
from the stage.
was an acting cxix-rience
a hands-on lesson in theater.
weeks, the experience gave new theater students a chance to familiarize them.selves
to do." W.)lllsaid.
search for the right work. In high scIkmi
the audience another perspeeti\e through
ot thfir shirts glowtti thnmj;li thi' tl.irkiu-ss.
Speaking from among the chorus, |onjth<in Reynolds tells a story of Ihe effects of Jging. Apng Disgracefully introduced 6 freshmen and Iransfor 1
Portraying the characters of Morrie anil
Mitch, two actors took center stage. The
with a the department at a
"The Freshmen/Transfer show
students to Ihe
Communication and Theater
department, photo by Michaels Kanger
Candice Allen and lonathon Reynolds perform The in Euripides' "Medea. production was directed by guest director Steve Grossman, photo by Michaela Kanger with young actors
During an abridged version of "Romeo and Mark Maasen plunges a dagger into himsi finding Romeo, played by Lance Chrislofferson, dead. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged!" was a comedy spanning many of Shakespeare's classic plays. photo by Michaela Kar^ger Juliet,"
There was i,ooo feet of metal purchased for the set of 'Medea.'
Around f3,ooo was spent on the lumber for the setof'Medea.'
There was one transfer student acting in the Freshmen/Transfer Showcase.
was used to purchase the material to mal<e the 17 original costumes
during the production of
Source Jay Rozema, assistant professor for
Communications and Theater Arts
assistant professor for
Communications and Theater Arts.
Mandv Lauck and Jennifer Louk
Personal Performances Black box pT'oductions shoivcase students' ivork Humor
prevailed in a condensed
version of Shakespeare's plays three
recreated scenes a packed
auditorium had never seen before.
A compilation of comedy and fun, "The Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged!" was brought to
Student productions turned from lighthearted comedy to intense
with the production of "Medea." Directed
by special guest Steve Grossman, the Greek tragedy was performed Nov. 811 in Mary Linn Performing Arts Center.
Medea's emotional struggle was the
Theater. Directed by Jason Daunter, the
focus of the play. She faced knowing her
student production featured Lance Christofferson. Reid Kirchhoff and
husband planned woman.
Mark Maasen portraying the numerous
Choreography by Haley Hoss Jameson helped bring out the emotion and drama of the play. Jameson said the play was one of the hardest to produce
the stage Oct. 10-12 in Charles
Shakespearean characters. Beginning with "Romeo and Juliet" and continuing through tragedies such as "Julius Caesar," the audience found themselves in fits of laughter. Even the
was delivered in the Beastie Boys rap, allowing
tragic "Othello," style of a
Kirchhoff to point out that the actors
honkeys" and unable to play
because of the setting. "I
researched ancient Greece, Greek
dance and ancient Greek theater," Jameson said. "I then used the idea and pictures that
that were true to the time
the character of Othello.
"The audience's reaction to the interpretation of "Othello' was great," Christofferson said. "They thought it was hilarious and they knew we had no
agreed the play was challenging. She spent a minimum of 25 hours
sense of rh\thm."
Candice Allen, who played Medea,
rehearsing for the production.
was extremely intriguing," Allen "The more I found out about the character, the more I felt like I knew "It
and difficult of "Hamlet" was
presented at the end. Using a great deal
Hamlet was shown several times with many
the highs and lows of human emotions,
of audience participation,
allowing the actors to showcase their
"(The play) was way more successful
The two student productions showed
imagined," Christofferson said. "It was probably the most enjoyable play I've been a part
portrayed characters ranging from a
heartbroken Medea to
was extremely intriguing; the more aabout my character, the more It
knew her. -Candice Allen
spectrum of Emotions rlicatrivitl tiilciits rcvciil (ictiny vcrsiitHity in plots Displa>in); ai-tinn VL-rsatilily,
productions delve doep into the vat^inR
emotions of the human experience.
"Diary of Anne Frank" spanned the emotional spectrum bet^veen love and
strength and depth of a ln\e hct\vcen two
the cast added
think the production turned out really
well despite the
and amount of rehearsal time." Ough
about staging and working with the actors
Two productions explored the
vastly different performances in the short
emotional performances, their efforts created theatrical entertainment for attendance.
only had two and a half weeks of
rehearsal and only four cast members."
One week later, the drama "Diary of Anne Frank" unfolded on the stage of Charles
Johnson Theater Feb. 7-9 and was directed by Jason Daunter. The second spring production delivered the famous
young Anne Frank. Frank's diary
recorded the time her family spent hiding
from the Nazis. Daunter said he was familiar with the story line
and had a special
interest in the script. "I've
always loved the story of .-^nne Frank
third student production,
Mr. Vandom, played by
Kirchhoft, tries to relax in "Diary of
The Frank and Vandom tamilies hid in an attic to /I persecution, photo by Nate Marquiss
have grown more and a havethink about staging learned a I
and working with the
have grown more and have learned a
span of two weeks. With dedication and
to the success of the production. "I
the others I've done," Daunter said.
Center Jan. 3L The production depicted the
"This production was very different from all
production for Daunter.
Studio Theater of the Performing Arts
friends. Although small in
With 30 students auditioning over two and
10 days apart, "Love Letters"
an emotional connection with the
During adolescence, Andrew Ladd, played by Lance Christotferson, listened while Melissa Gardner, played by Aubrey Huck, teased him. Correspondence between friends over the course of many decades
photo by Amanda
played by Chris Anne, played by Jen Downey. directed by Jason "Diary of Anne Frank" was Daunter. photo by Nate Marquiss In the small attic, Mr. Frank,
Although "Love Letters" took
characters through four
decades of life, the actors never changed clothing.
During the production of "Love Letters," the characters remained
the same location for the entire production.
"Diary of Anne Frank' of the year to be directed by Jason Daunter.
was the second sho
"Diary of Anne Frank' was the first show to have the audience sit on stage, surrounding the
set during the
Campus Alterations Tho
nii't.tnuii iilui.-.i> uii ^.llll(lLi^
with additional parking spaces,
and buildings altering the landscape.
Numerous projects affected areas ranging from academics to athletics. Improvements in
classrooms and educational
were among the many changes. Renovations to Garrett-Strong Science Building reached the final stages of the $15 million project. While facult>'
the west wing, preparations were classes to be held in the
area for the
In addition to the Garrett-Strong
new botany greenhouse would be
completed north of the building.
construction tape did not end within
academic walls; the
also upgrading their facilities. Rickenbrode
Stadium continued a
$5 million fund-raising campaign First-class facilities
u now at a point to take this
from being a quiet phase of the
campaign to the public phase.
locker rooms, improved west-side seating,
million in coniniitnieiits toward the
$5 million project," Burchett
a point to take this
phase of the campaign
to the public phase."
Arena. This celebration included football highlight films on big-screen TVs, door prizes
and Northwest cheerleaders and pep
bands, motivating the communit\' to donate to the cause. Football athlete Justin
campus and community, but
add more atmosphere
nice stadium to play in,"
Bowser said. "We're
cutting through the campus.
east of Dietrich Hall added spaces for
two new roads were
however, was not an easy task.
connected the new parking turn
The landscape continued
campaign. However, Lance Burchett, vice
the construction tape and cement trucks
were a constant reminder of the growing
optimistic about the efforts.
improvements and continual campus
"Our foundation stadium fund-raising
committee has been able to secure an excess
A new warehouse facility
campus buildings, saving an average of $375,000
campus would save
Street; another ran north of
created a challenge in the fund-raising
Northwest has used
A new parking
alternative fuels to heat
help to bring future recruits, as far as a big,
president of University Advancement,
potential recruits as well.
Finding money for these new features,
said this fund-raiser was important, not only
private suites and a larger scoreboard.
and an economic down
from being a quiet
celebration was held Dec. 9 in Bearcat
Outside of these
planned included new
fm,ooo spent in
Sources: Northwest This Week Jan. 7-13 2002
Cinipus Connection Fall/Winlcr 2001
As the KickOll' Party begins. Bearcat Sweethearts hand out prngr.ims to the crowd. Bearcat Arena was filled with spirited participants in the fund-raising event,
photo by Shane McAsey
The new campus parking
lot and northern road rises. The new was built to further compensate the high number of upperclassmen drivers, photo by
stand on the south side ot the high
\mandj In the
north campus area
The road started at Dietrich Hall and lead "O" Apartments, photo by Shane
to the Village
Reality strikes in educational finale An
of the future weighed hea\ily on the
Student Rec Center Dec.
graduating students awaited their
diplomas. The accomplishment was hard to grasp.
three and a half years with a bachelor of science degree in Animal Science; recently
married and ready to move on, the still
know what I'm doing
Reality created a
trickled through conversations
serious goal that I've had,"
"It's a real
"I'm going through the
Family and friends were vocal
congratulations that echoed off of a packed
President Dean Hubbard said students should be proud
"You have moved into some tonight,"
And even though minds were
summarizing the college experience. "I
complete her master of arts.
before you are tremendous."
hasn't sunk in yet," Driskill said.
there would be freedom, but the uncertainty'
iiuplincc- in B.l). Uucn.s l-ibian. u.is
ciiu)tii)iial colli>ion ot blis.s aiul paiiii-
future plans, the evening closed offering the
graduating class of 2001 the world before
have to grow up," Chad
Ackerman, marketing management major, said.
I'm going on to get
certificate. I've I
in college so long
Security in a future plan
was assuring, but
the stress of the job hunt plagued others. "I'm scared because
doing yet," Jared Mantell. marketing
management major, regret
said. ".\h- only real
would've been more
involved in organizations. of fun, but
hasn't hit me."
Northwest graduates are addressed by Governor
Despite the apprehension,
Bub Huldcn at thu spring cummcnLcmcnt ceremony. Northwest held two graduation ceremonies, one following both spring and fall trimesters, photo hv Michaela Kanger
was an Palmer,
As University I'residfnl Dvan Hubbard's image is gi.inl st reen. Hubbard greets graduates, and and friends. Pictures of campus were tiashed across the screen later in the ceremony to Green Day's song "Time of Your life." photo by Cody Snapp projected onto their family
Sources for Graduoiion Christina Pasqua
the first student to earn her degree entirely through on-line courses.
The oldest December graduate was 60 years old and the youngest
www.nwmissouri.edu 2001 December commencement program
Sporadically scheduled throughout the raisers,
and other obligations
Catering to the diverse beliefs and interests of students on campus,
they were our friends and support systems. Constantly evolving into a fixed part of our
and growing outside of the classroom. Speakers
helped open doors
growth, while the comfort
accompanying the familiar faces sometimes morphed
into a sense
of family. It
was the eclectic makeup American
of each organization, the strong beliefs of
Union, the competitive bond of Fellowship
nights or the cultural pride of the Indian Student
opened up our minds
masses of people
their niche in these
Each organization had a personality
One many all
Hard work helped achieve the
goals students had for their group. Fund-raisers and silent walks
made an impact on
These were our connections and memories. This sense of play was another facet
the quest for
knowledge and exposure
throughout the college experience.
that these organizations offered
classroom setting and general social environment could
combination of learning and playing made
our growth as students.
1984, the Delta Chi
house was approved on the National Register of Historic Places.
Too Late a
member of the
National Collegiate Paintball Association.
TheTheta Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma was the oldest fraternity on
campus, founded April of 1927.
Northwest was home
to 12 different student
department there were
quick look at
by Jill Robinson
Wildlife awareness in variety
of activities hunk...thunk...plink. Volunteers fivin the 102 Wildlife Club
by throwing rocks in a cup to pass the time between the hunters'
Every year the organization volunteered to tag deer for hunters in the area.
behind Watkins Hardware Appliance and Rental, the
group waited for hunters to bring
in their prizes of the day.
Highly involved in outdoor activities and environmental issues, the 102 Wildlife Club
active throughout the year. Forty-three
$4 a trimester to join. Warren Crouse said the club was made up of a good group of people. "Everybody there
good time," Crouse
and enjoys hanging out and having
Activities that reiterated their interest in wildlife included a trip to the
Henry Doorly Zoo and a canoeing and camping trip in southern Missouri. It
was not all play; the club did highway clean up, deer check stations and
volunteered at the Science Olympiad held on campus for middle school students.
Anyone could be a part of this active group. Crouse said
was necessary was a love
and commitment to preserve
"We all have respect for the outdoors," Crouse said. 'But you don't need to be a nature freak."
This positive outlook and enthusiasm for playing an active role in the
community made canoe
Agriculture Club Front row:
Blume, Shawn Malter, Ben
Shannon Jesse and Anthony
Carpenter, Kim Dimmitt, Beth
Row 2: Jared
Jennifer Copper, Tarryn Dicke
John OhIberg.Bock row: Rich Thomas, Matt Gruber, Robert Conley Joel Debruin, David Gomel, Jason Foland,Tom Campbell, Joey Rosenfelder, Justin Ingels
and Tim Leader.
this organization effective.
was a team
From deer check stations
effort that sought to
improve the environment
102 River Wildlife Club ont row: Melissa Colwell, llispie,
Kerl FrankI, April
Warren Crouse, Kevin and Andrea Estes. Back row. Alane
irder, Josh Heintz,
anken, Nicole Koeltzow, Nikki Noble.Trevor
Paul Wagner, Caleb Jefferies, Ben Kenny Elder and David Easterla.
Accounting Society IFront row. Laura Kozel, Nicole Miller,
Jennifer Halverson, Sarah
Welu and Nicole
Martens. Back row.
Sigwing, Tim Bauer, Nick Waldo,
Meyer, Jennifer Zwiegel, Sabrina Marquess, Stephanie Meints,Blythe Reynolds and Todd
,'^^^ African Friends Lssociation
ont Row: Gelina jntaine, Patricia
ugabe and Ruth Back Row:
Front row: Ronda
Cuminale, Jamie Haidsiak and
Sock row: Josh Kemper, Joel Miller, Williams, Tom Head and Corey Neill. In the back lot of Watkins Hardware Appliance and Rental,
Jonathan Dees attempts to visually
measure the size of a hunter's
"The 102 RiverWildlife Club helped
animals in this area," Jessica McGeehan, member of the club, said, photo by Amanda Byler
VVii ni iff
Allianceof Black Collegians Front Row Chekia Azres. Kendr<i
Moore. Sheena Lloyd, Torn Miya
Harris. Veronica Jones,
Wilson, Kamille Jefferson, Burnea Cothrine and Kasaundra Breedlove. Row 2 Kenneth McCain, Erik Falls, Jason Hughes, Felicia Smart, Ramyia Silvers, Danielle Cheatam, Colette
Norton. Maurice Scott, Brandon Runions, James Worley and
Tyrone Bates. Back Row Fahteema Collins, Terryn Lindsey and Shawnta Clark.
Agronomy Club Front Row:
Zweifel.Tom Head, Brian Bethmann? John Ohiberg, Aaron Mason, Tom Campbell and Tyler Mason./?oiv2:DarylWilmes, Dean Osborn.Chris Sparks Rick Aspergren, Dean Smith, Jay Crom and Scott Eischeid. Back Row: Jason Vandivort, Jennifer Alden Laura Nichols, Jennifer Ellis and Kyle McCoy
Alliance of Black Collegian's Praise Team assists Paula
she sings "Shackles. Souls on Fire enlight-
Charlcsfohnson Theater through prayer, poelr> and music, photo by
Messages of praise form through
g through the audience in the form of melodies and piano
:hords was a heartfelt message. The Alliance of Black Collegians' Gospel
Alliance of Black Collegians
Choir wanted to spread their good news to the group in attendance Nov. 12.
For a month, the Alliance of Black Collegians' Gospel Choir prepared for the
second annual Souls on Fire performance in the Charles Johnson
Theater. Fifteen women from the organization contributed their vocal
executive board Front Row: Sheena Lloyd, Kamille Jefferson, Veronica Jones,Torri Harris and BurneaCothrine.Bocfc Row: Kendre Moore, Chekia Azres, Kasaundra Breedlove and Miya Wilson.
dance talents to the message through praise, song and scripture.
"We basically were
name of God and Jesus, and getting
out there that we are on fire for him," gospel choir chairwoman Kasaundra
The choir sprang from ABC.
Initially a Bible
study that incorporated
song into the lessons, the group evolved into the current gospel choir.
There were no auditions to be in the choir and Breedlove said that
was a place where students could meet and celebrate the Lord's name:
was a year-round
effort with practices every
are not just a group of people
around," Breedlove said.
"We worship and have
a wonderful time.
Carry You" plays as the Wesley Center's
members Kimberly Reese and Holly Stevens the Souls on Fire concert. Throughout the
performance, pictures of the Sept.
projection screen, photo by
tragedy flashed across a Byler
Ag Council Front Row:
Sealine, Carrie Sullivan,
Megan Snell and Jason Foland. Back Row: Wayne Long, Lowell Busch, Joel Debruin, Kristen Mitchell,Tom
new members Frontftow.-Shannon Jesse, Mark Mather, Tyler Rolofson and Colby Schwieter. Back Row: Jason Vandivort, Jason Smoot, Rick Aspegren, Travis Gerlach, Brandon Schlake and Clark
active Front Row: Josh Kempers, Rich Blackburn,
Dean Smith, Brett Wellhausen, Tyler Williams, Brandon Schaaf, Kendall Vorthmann and Chrisholm
Row 2: Jason
Orme, Rich Thomas, Chris Reynolds, Anthony Nisley, Tyler Kapp, Jason Folond, Mike Musselman, Shawn Malter, Ricky Roselins and Brian Orme. Row 3: Joel Debruin, Nathan Rusinack,James Hardee, Amend Sealine,Daniel
McCoy and Kyle Back Row: Casey Flinn, Scott Winkler, Mark Hungate,Tom Campbell, Lance Williams, Jason Gregory, Lucas Carlson, Christian Kincheloe, Nate Schroeder, Justin Moenkhoff Kelley, Lowell Busch, Kyle Pierce.
Front Row: Rachel Vierck, Melissa Ough, Patrick Immel and Jen Downey. Back Row: Jason Daunter, Brandon Thrasher and Marty Wolff.
by Lindsay Crump
___jrs; Squirrels and rabbits wandered through the
with the children and adults sitting in the audience. As the lights faded
on the people and rose on the
animals retracted back to their
habitats, exiting the stage.
Alpha Psi Omega, an honorary theater children's
show on Dec.
by Stacy Craig, and "It's
fraternity, held its
This year the production was "A Tale of Tails"
proceeds from donations were given to charity.
been a fun, educational experience, helping children appreciate
the dramatic arts," Melissa
Rachel Vierck, vice president of Alpha Psi Omega, directed the show,
which used animal characters to stress the morals of inner rather than outer beauty. The two characters in the play, a rabbit and opossum,
competed to see who had the best
The opossum was eventually
victorious because of the reaUzation that inner beauty was just as
important as outer beauty.
who had successfully completed the required amount
of acting and behind the scenes technical work could be involved
Alpha Psi Omega.
New members were
nominated, and an initiation
period followed lasting one week and ending with a ritual.
With the annual show concluded. Alpha
profits to the Children's Center of Maryville. Dedicating
Front Row: Jared Watson, Charity Richardson, Kristin Horstmann and Logan Lightfoot. Back Row: Jodi Victor, Cecilee Diamond, Andrew Roth, Julie Victor and Karia Pinzino.
hours of hard
work, members were able to give back to the community through service
Front Row: Terry
A ^ 5
Stetson, Katie Spiguzza, Quin Fuller,
Michaela Hand, Jennie Hayes and Louise Horner. Back Row: Jamie Buchmeier, Mary Bossung, Brock Bastow, Emily
Ashlee James, Scott Shannahan, Holly Grabbert and Channing Horner.
1 .sÂŤ,5 Ai PHA
Alpha Sigma Alpha active Front Row:
Sh jnnon Knierim and
Brooke Hansen. Row 2: Jill Citta, Jenni Nourse, Stephanie Mackey. Melanie Siedschlag, Dawn Lamansky, Nicole Bowers, Mary Lenzen.Timmery Franson, Sara Bryant, Krystin Stubblefield and
Enza Sorano, Kim Simon,
Megan Whitten, Jamie Knierim, Michelle Forsen, Jess Bond,
Martha Seim, Ashley Espey and Kathy
Ahlin, Jennifer Louk, Rachel
Hundley.Bacfc Row: Jessi Mell, Anna Ashbacher,
McCarten Delaney, Jill
Reynolds, Jane Marie Clark, Elizabeth Ferguson, Kyle Sewell, Laura Chamberlain, Sarah Caldwell Kristy Arkfeld, Julie
Coney, Nicole Foy and Enn
by Betsy Lee
Double dose of winter celebration! s lights reflected off of the balloons hovering atound the room,
announcing the combination of two important occasions. Students involved in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
American Association of Family and
organization gathered Dec.
6 to welcome the holidays and celebrate the career of a
colleague. Associate Professor
Consumer Sciences Front Row: Emily Dettmer, Katie Peterson, Heather Young,
Amber Gross, Heather Dennis and Amy Craine.Row2;Angie
Peggy Millerendedhercareerafterthefell trimester
with a retirement party complete with presents, balloons and food.
While commemorating Miller's career, the organization also celebrated the end of a
Mutz, Stephanie Anello, Katie Johnson, Peggy Bruck, Nicole
Meinke, Julie Suda, Emily Craven and Jeha Hansen. Back
Patrice Casey, Laura Hoff, Kathryn Hamilton, Erica
Myers, Lori Meyer, Debra Henggeler and Melissa Engle.
successfiil trimester filled with preparations for their Februaiy conference in Chicago.
"Our big activityisaregional career conference vre attend eveiy year," Ann Rowlette, club sponsor said. "It gives shidents the opportunity to learn about possible careers
within their field." Consisting of speakers, tours
and learning seminars, the conference gave stiidents
an opportunity to network and socialize.
AAFCS vras an organization oriented toward students with majors in the field. With approximately 35 members, the group brought students together twice a month to socialize and learn. Participation in the organization cost
$10 in local dues and $42 in
"The biggest asset of die organization for students witii other students,"
opportunity to socialize
Rowlette said. "TTiey make connections within die field that are
useful after they graduate."
The AAFCS gathered tocelebrate the career ofafiacultymemberandafield of shidy Throughout the altcrnoon, students
Pegg>' Miller talks with
who helped organize her surprise retirement
party. Miller received gifts of appreciation
pholo by Amanda Byler
students were enthusiastic about TTirough parties, conferences and monthly meetings,
members formed relationships with students sharing similar interests.
Alpha Tau Alpha Front Row: Kristen Mitchell, Mike Dieckman, Kristen Rhodes, Jaime Haidsiak, Joel Miller,
Kendra Masoner, Benjamin Hoskey.
Bell and Marvin Tim Prunty, Rob Pangburn, Shaun Murphy, Jennifer
Spreckelmeyer, Jason Richards, Katie Jacobs,
CaraWiese, Daniel Bowles, Josh Kempers, Jason Vandivortand Rich Thomas. Bocfc flow; Jeremy Lacy, Michelle Lund, Kineta Keith, Penny De\/auilt,ChrissyCuminale, Amy Sullivan, Alicia
Robinson, Nathanael Schmitz, Jessica Basinger
and Jim Hardee.
Alpha Sigma Alpha
new members front Row; Erica Sheeres.Kelsie
Shelby Bartels, Erin Gray, Stacy Viditto, Jessie Dewaele, Christi Thori, Kelly Peterson and Jamie
McLaughlin.Row2;DeannaWalter,Jeralee Adams, Rachel Jen Anderson, Beth Pearson, Marsha Smith,
Lindsey Knight, Ashley Franson, Danielle Pinon,
Rolofson and Michelle Ferrara.SocfcRow;
Hayes, Sara Booker, Sarah Baumgartner, Karia Pinzino,
Lindsey Hunken,Alyson McGinnis,GinaTominia, Rebecca Crane, Lindsay Wittstruck, Kristen Deckard, Amy Vetter and Lara Yungclas.
At the annual Christ-
mas party, lenell Ciak, Lauren Leach and
and Consumer Sciences celof Family
ebrate a successful
mester and the
ment of Associate Professor Peggy Miller.
alumni from the de-
partment were invited to attend,
Amfrican AssnriATinN of FAMUYArsin CnM-^wMPn %c\fncf^ -
Association for Computing Machinet7 Front Row:
Anderson, Philip Maher, Ben Coffman and Dean Sanders.
Brett Graves, Gary Bolin, Kyle Koenig, Brian Dorn, Jason Mannlnoand Ainsley Mannino.Back Row: Derek Eye,
Nick Wiederholt, Corey
Swope and Travis
â€˘^ American Marketing Association Front Row: Julie Brophy, Ryan LeCluyse and Jessica MiesnerRoMr 2: Lori Ficken, Ross Robertson, Sue Scholten, Ty Brookover and Kaan Ozdemir. Back Row: Ryan Urban, Sara Wolff, Paul Miser, Russell, Lisa Sychra
Bearcat Sweethearts front Wow:DawnTrent,Megan Henning, Angela Davis,Kendra Masoner, Kara Rollins and Sara Dielema.fioiv2;Mavie Daugherty, Jamie Ross, Jill Awtry, Lindsay Washam, Megan Coleman, Steph Smith, Natalie Schwartz
and Heather Wrisinger. Back Row:
Thorne, Jennifer Harrison and Holly
Jamasa Kramer, Mindy
Beta Beta Beta Biological Society Front Row:
and Alison Monnin. Back
Row: Andrea Johnson, Christy Crownover and Tamara Wallace.
Baptist Student Union Amy Abplanalp, Eric Oldfield and Robyn McCollum. Row Z- Garrett Front Row: Heidi Hester,
Amanda Berg, Dawn Sutton, Natalie Amy Dudlry, Jenny Schell, Julie Martin,
Ryan Morton and Jason Yarnell. Sock Row;Sam Thrower.Maggie Dittmar, Charity Tubbs, Maria Swope, Verlene Downing, Andrea Schnetzler, Jen Boyer,
Dovel, Misty Gibeson, Chris
Ayers and Trevor Bennon.
by Jill Robinson
Chocolate treats entice marketing
After answering guest speaker Chris Arnold's question correctly, Tina Kehr collects her prize of sweets. Members of the American Marketing
Association were asked about Hershey's business
strategies after Arnold's presentation; correct
answers allowed students to choose a Hershey product, photo by Shane McAsey
d of chocolate imaginable was piled before them. Products lined
he counters teasing members of the American Marketing Association. Chris Arnold, Kansas City's district
about the business Nov.
manager of Hershey's, offered advice and
He was one of the many speakers that gave
members of AMA an insight into the world they would be entering. President Ty Bookover said the organization appealed to approximately 55 members in marketing, business and advertising majors. "It's
an important organization because we offer [students] an opportunity to
meet people within the industry and find out what lis
they look for to
and more marketable," Bookover said.
In addition to learning about the marketing
knowledge to community service
AMA visited nursing homes for their volunteer work and participated in a fimdraising
campaign seUing T-shirts
in response to the Sept. 11 attacks.
gave members hands-on experience dealing with people in their
ranged from speakers to pizza and movie nights. There
were no major requirements to be a part of the group, only a $10 chapter fee and an additional $35 to be a national member. Outlets to the business world
made this organization beneficial. Students not
only received advice, they made contacts with potential employers. "I like having an
said. "It gets
opportunity to meet real-life people in the industry," Bookover
me out of the academic world and into the business world."
Focused on the working world that loomed before them, this organization took advantage of speakers and
would benefit the members. AMA's
events not only gave away products like chocolate, they offered advice to students for their field of interest.
American Marketing Association -
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Accounling Soiii't\ was hfid Dti
b In Robi-ria Hall
C.A.R.E. Front Row: Stacey Mason, Deslrae Boye, Anita Wilson, Sara Boulter, Valerie Lemke, Heather Berry, Maegan Irwin and Cara Wiese. Back Row: Ben Ramos, Joe Stock, Patrick Brommer, Nathan Woodland, Nick Waldo, Adam Hunt, Shawn Ades and Lon Nuss.
Cardinal Key Front Row: Allison Clevenger, Keri StangI, Ashlee James and Tiffany Barmann. Row 2; Bridget Divis, Alan Dalson, Nathanael Schmitz, Michelle Wiesner,
Rebecca Dunn and Corinne Moszczynski. Back Row: Nick Wernimont, Nikki
Mullins, Lori Fordyce, Crystal
Beckham, Jamie Borsh, Todd Kenney and Ashlee Erwin.
Campus Crusade for Christ Front Row: Apesue Hunt, Danny Burns, Jesse Fisher and Robert Gorman. Sara
Sean Berger, Monica Marcolino,
Anderson, Megan Stetson, Amber Seymour,
Amy Craine, Julie Kitzing and Jeremy Sellers. Row 3: Brandon Wright, Sarah Whithorn, Deborah Ruber, Tiffany Barr,
Sondra Nickerson, Angle Van Boening,
Bleachle, David Nelson, Tracy Hall, Elizabeth Craver
Row 4: Joel Potter, Pam Hockens, Kathryn Amanda Whitaker, Missi Alfrey, Nicholas Ross,
Rebecca Dunn, Aaron Wilson, Jill Webster, Katrina Streck, Erin Polaski and Kara Karssen. Bocfc Row: Derick Delanty, Elizabeth Jensen, Katie Mosby, Emily Dix, Lisa Doudna, Drrew Keirsey, Mitch Hiser, Chris Dunn, Scott Shannahan,
Andrew Jackson, Aaron
Shawn Stetson and Nick =
Blue Key National Honor Fraternity
Additional contacts benefit society
Back Row: Ryan Nielson,
Alison Adkins, Joe Glab, Scott
Kim Lamberty and
I with Christmas lights, the IS festive
Front /?oiv; Brandon Banks, Eric Miller, Jennifer Gnefl<ow, Keri Sciiweigel, Megan McLaugliiin and Tucker Woolsey.
of Roberta Hall looked
as the bright frosting on the cookies about to be eaten.
of the Accounting Society gathered for goodies
:onversation during their holiday party Dec. 6. Students filled their plates,
played games and celebrated a successful trimester of events.
One major activity of the trimester included a field trip to Omaha, Neb., rhere, the group's
40 members had the opportunity
information from two firms. Arthur Andersen LLP and Physicians Mutual
[nsurance Co. welcomed the society and showed them the ropes.
showed me what
my job could be like," Tiffani Greiner
my decision to become an
To help prepare for the gift exchange, Jennifer Zwiegel tears apart pieces of paper. Each person randomlv picked a number that Zvviegal wrote on each
paper to determine the order people their gifts, photo by Christina
would select Cdmpobai
Networking was one of the most important features of belonging to the society. President Sarah Carver said. It provided an
accounting majors to socialize, talk about internships and form study groups.
"The mission of the society accounting," Carver said. other.
For a $10 membership
to get information to students about
get ahead in the major
interact with professionals
and meet each in careers."
group members had the opportunity to
and other students. The society provided
members with valuable connections
for the future.
Celebration Front row: Chris Marple, Zane Knudtson, Tracy Ward, Stacy Schumacher, Libby Whittle, Elizabeth Walters, Sally Dunn,
Lindsay Showers, Jessica Matus,
Holthus and Chris Droegemueller. Row 2: Sara Sampson, Sabrina Nemyer, Adam Ewing, Trent Buckner, Phillip
Nathan Leopard, Jake Harlan, Brandon Strunk, Chris Shobe, Stephen Haynes, Melissa Maness and Sarah Comfort. Back Row: Nic Vasquez, Brian von Glahan, Nicole Ursch, Daniel Baker, Allison Gates, Little,
Dave Larson, Chris
Allbaugh, Miles Lutterbie and Tiffany Droegmueller.
Commadore Front Row: Corey
Brad Fullbright, Erin McKillip, Rachel May, Joe
and Katy Krause.
Row 2: Rob
O'Berry, Angela Hartle,
Ashley Grosse, Kara Swink and Brand! Pinkston. Row 3: Jamie Garrison, Nichole Pearl, Jessica Eagen, Kana Murphy, Janette
Summy and Matt
Nathanael Schmitz, Gabe
Bailey, BJ Baker,
Peggy Bruck, Tegan Mullins, Jessi Burgher, Melissa Drydale and Wade Drossel. Bocfc Row: Sonny Derr, Jamie Roberts, Nathan Dingman, Aaron Casady, Jamie Lemon and Entlgo Montoya.
front Wotv: Leslie Lober.Michael Lovelace, Steve Nichols, Jared Watson, Joel Potter, Austin Brown, Sonny Derr, Katie Hanson, Megan Brown and Matt Burns. Row 2: Jennifer Harrison, Rudy Koch, JanelleMalewski, Megan Romas, Brian Graves, Lindsay James
Kara Swink, Marcia Weis,
Stephanie Wallace, Shelly
Dovel, Natalie Williams,
Aaron Casady, Ashlee James, Andrea Croskrey, Nathan Dingman, Ryan Fouts.KatyKrouse, Jennifer Heller, Apesue Hunt, Roger Charley, Nancy Charley, Jonathan Mitchell, Cory Collins, Alicia Evans, Joe Jackson, Cherie Houchens, Brad Fullbright, Rachel May and Gabe Bailey.Wow 4: Amy Paxton, Devon Black, Lori Strong, Emily Dennis, Danelle Kneyse, Erin McKillip, Merci Decker, Sondra Nickerson, Leigh Stock, Angle Van Boening, Julie Flynn, Melissa Drydale, Angela Hartle, Ashley Grosse, Rachel Starks, Jamie Garrison, Stephanie Marreel, Amanda Brooker, Lezlie Potts and Jamie Lemon. Back Row: Andrew Samp, Missi Alfrey, Heather Quaasjracy Hall, Kelsey Nichols, Matt Rhinehart, Jonathan Ahlrichs, Katy Dockus,
Heather Derr and Dakota Derr.
Cook, Sean Berger, Ian Chruchill, BJ. Baker, Warren Withrow, Kyle Geiger and Jason Thompson.
entering the American Legion Hall for
by Members of the Agriculture Club look uorking Ihe door throughout the night.
ihe annual barnwarming, visitors are slopped hiiuni ffs.
Barn warming celebrates end ^ oftrimester r
s gathered, finishing touches
were put into
vera hung from the rafters transforming the American Legion Hall into a
Front Row; Christie Cox, Jennifer Griggs, Ashley
jlace of celebration.
The Agricultural Club held an annual barnwarming party Dec.
members and friends. Open to any major, there was a variety of people in ittendance. "I
am not an Ag major, actually I am an Elementary Ed major, but I have
of great friends through the
Ag Club," Ashley Hickman said.
With 140 members, the Ag Club was the largest student-based group on ;ampus. All that was required to be involved was an
Cunningham, Precious Tillman, Allison Brown and Lance Lewis. Row 2: Whitney Hollinger, Taylor Harness, Luke Leedom, Anita Wilson, Amy Carr and Mario Porras. Back Row: J.R. Chaney, Natasha Beauboeuf, Bryan Bosch, Adam Schneider, Daniel Munoz, Randy Tiik, Bethany Boltaro,Thomas Sanchez and Lindsay Crump.
interest in agriculture,
ittendance and payment of annual dues.
The celebration was one of many
throughout the year. During the course of the evening, the Ag Club crovraed a
barnwarming king and queen. Royalty were Carrie Sullivan and Shawn
Malter. Other events included roping contests
and an annual Ag Awards
banquet, creating an atmosphere that allowed people to get involved.
"Barnwarming is just a good time
for everyone to get together
a lot of fun," Vice President Sullivan said.
"We open it up to everyone as a
kind of thank you for helping us out this year by volunteering or donating." Activities
such as the barnwarming party were some of the reasons the
club appealed to so organization, the
students. As the largest student-based
chance to get to know a variety of people from a variety of majors.
^^MterManagemiH Society Front Row: Fahteema Collins, Stephanie Anderson and Mellcia Smith. BackKonK Nick Wiederhdt Thomas Sanchez, Randy McCleary
Moments before the crowd arrives. Agriculture Club members Dean Smith and Laura Chamberlain break in was held Dec. 1 from American Legion Hall, photo
the dance floor. The barnwarming
8 p.m. to midnight
by Amanda Byler
and John Reynolds.
Country Faith Front Row: Heather LaShell, Jenny Williams, Alicia Robinson, Tom Head,
Sunderman, Amanda Shaw, Katherine McLiella and Monica
Kyle Gaston, Jennifer
Spearow, Jillian Pointer, Kristen Lundgren, Matt Gruber and Keisi Wright. Back Row: Nicole Menefee, Mike Dieckman, Reed Jorgensen, Brian Bethmann, Joel Miller, John Ohiberg and Brian Hula.
Front Row: Smith, Jina
Marie Allen, Melicia
and Cindy Kenkel. BackRow.
Derek Helwig, Michael Head, Brain Jewell, Michael Wenberg, Nick Wiederholt and Deb Powers.
As they wail for the rush of students coming lo the J.W. )ones Student Union for lunch, Betsey Burgess and Carrie Newell talk about smoking outside buildings on campus. Acceptance was a new peer education group that was approved by the Student Senate this fall, but according to Burgess, the idea for the group has been around for a long time, photo by Micbaela Kanger
Delta Chi active FronfSow.-MikeTipton.Jeff Bailey and Ryan
Aaron Dobson, Charles Anthony Vitale,
Skelton, Michael Cassidy,
and Kevin Schultz. Mike Bailey, David Burroughs, John Hiatt, Eric Hopp, Matthew Rose and Matt Moore. Row 4: David Brian Young, Jake Akerson
3; Nick Schenck,
Whitaure, Brian Holstein, Roddy Jasa, Joe Prokop, Chris Mashburn, Eric Koehler and
Lance Christofferson. Back Row: Josh Shields,DerekFricke,JonathanCeades,Mike
McMurtrey, Ben Bruggemann, Jason Tayler
Quest begins to promote positive image I rf
JBse's no such thing as the perfect body. This was the message members Acceptance hoped to spread when they kicked off their inaugural year in
Co-president Betsy Burgess said the organization was in the making for learly six years before
Graduate students within the
psychology department had been collecting research for their dissertations Nith the hopes of
an organization that would address the
issue of body
For the "Great American Smoke Out" Acceptance members, Betsey Burgess, Carrie Newell and Lauralyn Sullivan talk to Nathan Elder about the tacts ot smoking as he takes a bag of candy. The group handed out air fresheners that said "67 percent of NVV students choose not to smoke" as well as bags of candy
attempting to persuade smokers to till out a "commit to quit" contract, photo by Michaela Kanger
"The graduate students had been working on it, but they were struggling to jet it to get
to the next level," Burgess said.
that the issue of
body image awareness was often
was designed to bring this issue into the open.
"Our town has
has to be ail-American and we're not,"
Burgess said. "There's a lot covered up and not talked about."
increase awareness of the issue. Acceptance
Maryville Middle School about self-esteem, eating disorders In addition, they
worked on spreading the message to
and body image.
handing out pamphlets for the "Great American Smoke Out" in November
and Body Image Awareness Week in February. "The younger kids need more direction," Burgess said. "On the college level,
we help them to be aware of the situation; the
them know it's not bad to be
way they are, but they need help."
Although Acceptance targeted different age groups with different levels of knowledge, the mission behind the group was universalâ€” find a balance
between mental and physical health.
Delta Zeta Front Row: Stephanie Swift, Kaycee Sandridge, Kim Hermreck, Lindsey Frerking, Caroline Gross and Jamie Borsh. Row 2: Amanda Berg, Janelle McMullen, Ashley Young,
Mowery, Andrea Johnson, Crystal McArdle, and Julie Pole. Row3: Sharon Crane, Joann
Emily Vaughn Trussell,
Fox, Nickie McGinnis, Kacie Perna,
Adrienne Rosenthal, Becky Adams, Samantha Fox, Katie Belton, Shelley Caniglia, Christine Miller, Kristina Olms, Stephanie Read and Angela Sargent. Back Row: Kelly Kettinger,
Meghan Dunning, Amy Kephart, Katie Withee,
Jessie Taylor, Rachelle Wright, Kari Frerking, Tiffany
Twombly, Melissa Johnson, Nicole Nulph, Ashley Witmeyer and Jennifer Munroe.
new members Front Row: Mills,
Daniel Bensley, Matt Callahan, Eric
Steve Anderson and Justin Porter.
Edwards, Nic Jurgens, Ryan Gilbert, Kyle Jansen, Brett Staufferand Dan BradleyRow3; Fred Weikelorfer, Dakota Glasscock, Jed Penland, Jake Kite, Scot
Moore and Jason
Anderson. Back Row: Jason Madson, Joe Ramsey, Casey Shell, Kyle Foster, Chris Mock and Phelan Fujan
Fellowship of Christian Athletes FrontSotv: Jesse Fishef and Mitch Hiser.Roiv2: Ambef OIney.Cecilee Diamond, Jodi Vict Of. Chad McDaniel, Apesue
Hunt Megan Stetson, Jeni Jeppesen, Pam
Hockens and Chanty Richardson. Sow 3.-SheltyGuhde,LisaDoudna, Matt Rsher, Kara Karssen.JulieVictor.Knstin Horstmann.Leah Henderson, Stephanie Swift, Emily Schaeperkoetter, Lindsay Jones, Sean Berger, Bradley Hall and Angela Jennings.
Row 4: Jenn
David Hudson, Rebecca Schelp, Sarah Schelp.
Keirsey, Patrice Casey,
Colby Jones, Robert Gorman,
Nathan Lane, Daniel Jeppesen, Katie Mosby, Emily Dix and Renny McVandewege. Row 5: Steven Guhde, Allison Holmes, Brad Peterson, Shane Albertson.Tammy PetersoaKathryn Jensen, Elizabeth Jensen, Jenna Johnson, Suzanne Von Behren, Danny Bums, Lindsey Vorm, Josh Lamberson, Amber Schneider, BriceWillson, Sarah Comfort, Julie Kitzing
and Amy Dawson. Row 6:
Shawn Stetson,DerekElliot, Andrew SampCarlyEsteyKaylynLakebrink,Natalie Alden,
Kelly Smith, Kristin Helmink, Ashley Nuss,
and Rachel Thompson. Batk Row: Chris
Harris, Derrick Elliot,
ChrisLittle.ScottShannahan, Nathan Marticke,DanielMcKim,MarcellusCasey
Andrew Jackson,Clinton Woods and Aaron
Franken Hall Council
Fronf Row; Steven Carnhon.Betsy Burgess, Kerl
William and Christy Crownover.Wow 2; Kristin
Jackson, Andrea Akers, Lisa Carrico, Kendra Finney, Mikayla
Row 3: Dave Mugabe,
Chambers and Laura
Clisbee, Grace Johnson, Patricia
Katie Peterson, Emily
Derek McDermott. Back Row: John Piatt, RIsa Richter,Soraya Fays, Jonathan Cook and David Stephens.
Delta Sigma Phi front/?oiv;TonySaccoman,Ryan Rehder,Josh Johnson, Matt Miller
and Dave Scheet. Larson, Jake Moore,
Dustin Evans, Kaleb
Ken Staack and Wilson. Back Row : Troy Littleton,
Gibson, Chris Emison.Trevor Hein,
Ryan Moore, Adam Nelson, John Bolyard, Bruce Dunlap, Dustin Colvin, Lee
Delta Tau Alpha Front Row: Ronda
Conley and Lori Fordyce. Back Row: Jay Crom, Tyler Williams, Brett
Dishman, Jacob Ralph
and Jordan Adams.
^^WL<^JM^^,\^ In a quiet lorner,
Danielle Rhoades and
game of chess. to
Fellowship's meetings Ih .
to learn differ-
ent types of games,"
Thomas said, photo by
Dy Betsy use
ggainst peers and diabetes _ .arp of the other player
to the head, the battle began.
was quick; he
the wide projection screen
combat video game "Tekken" looked almost
The Fellowship of the Tower,
in the lecture
the group battled to the death playing this PlayStation
a fund-raiser," President
gaming organization, planned a
"Tekken" tournament in order to raise
trying to raise
retaliated with a swift kick to the
for our philanthropy, the
Prior said. "We're
Entrants were charged $3 for a chance at the "Tekken" championship. Eight individuals paid to participate in the tournament.
Always looking for new members to compete with, the organization
was open to any student on campus.
A $5 membership fee was required
According to Prior, the Fellowship of the Tower's mission was to
promote gaming play
members met weekly
games and organize functions. Secretary Leanna McMillan said the
group was planning a gaming convention in April or early May.
"We hope people will come and meet everybody and get connected with other gamers," McMillan said.
games and we are always more than
A large variety of games
also introduce us to
willing to learn."
were played during Fellowship of the Tower
game nights. According to McMillan, however, the group was best knovm Contemplating for playing
"Dungeons and Dragons."
"'Dungeons and Dragons' strategic
a card game," McMillan said. "It
that requires role-playing and problem solving."
The Fellowship of the Tower was the only university-recognized gaming organization on campus.
move, Matt Tower
of the Fellowship of the
nized games. "I got into 'Magic' as a freshman and have played ever since,"
Thomas Hindmarch, fellow said, photo by Amanda
gave students with an interest in gaming a
chance to gather, share new games and compete with other experts.
Forensics Front Row: Merci Decker, Lindsay Crump, Tatiannia Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Nicole Nulph, Kory Harbour, Eric Abney and David Tibbies.
Back Row: Dana Eggebrecht, Laci Shaw, Zach Boman, Jessica
Lambert, Tracy Vittone, Derick Blankenship
and Nick Krause.
OWSHIP OF THF TnWFR
Front Row: Brandon Banks. Drew B< Matt Fisher, Rachael Collins, Andrea Kellner and Wendy Evans. Row 2: Pat Iske, Ryan Morton,
Aaron Winter, Angle Van Boeing, Katy Krause, Tiffany Spaudling and Maren Hoegh. Back Row: Zak Knowles, Karia Strain, Dan Topel, Kevin Pemberton, Jason Felton, Rob Ahlrlchs
and Renee Rohs
Heartland View Front Row: Walker,
^ AÂŁi A
Putney, Sarah Smith,
Amber Brazil and Warren Crouse. Back Row: Jody Strauch, Emily Vaughn, Janelle McMullen, Jessica Scheuler, Jenny Niese and Cody Snapp.
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Tou Ger Xlong describes himsell and his lamily "hillbillies ol /\sia." Xiong spoke to students
front Row: Aaron Winter, Ryan Morten, Justin Babbitt, Steven Schnell and Matt Fisher. Row 2:
Dan Topel, Matthew Wilson, Tiffany Spaudin and Jason Felton. Back Row: Drew Bednasek, Kevin Pemperton,Tom Head and Gregory Haddock. Patrick Boes,
escape from Louse. China because
was involved with the CIA. photo
Front Row: Ricci Miller, Jenny Williams, Kim Lamberty, and April Nelson Back Row: Brian Howard, Heather Berry, Melissa Drydale, Latonya Davis, Lori Jensen and
faculty during International Education
HispanicAmerican Leadership Organization FrontWow: Dan Ayala.PreciousTillman and Mario Porras.Socfc Row: Francisco Martinez, Derick Delanty, Laura Seeb,
Becky McLaughlin, Daniel Munoz and Alejandro Ching.
awareness through humor, stories and rap
Cultural -^ iffisf!
and humor help Tou Cer Xiong explain was like to grow up with "one foot in each culture." Xiong moved to America from Louse, China and spoke two languages, photo by Stories
energy sparked off of Tou Ger Xiong in his enthusiasm for cultural
His personality was as colorful as his bright red, blue and green
and International Center had Xiong speak about his
a part of the second annual International Education Week.
Xiong spent four years in a refugee camp before moving to
*linnesota in 1979.
humor was spoken
in a mixture of English
anguage. Xiong spread the message of cultural respect in his program, "Bruce .ee
meets Snoop Doggy Dog."
Xiong stressed, through rap and childhood stories, the challenges of growing ip a minority.
According to the charismatic speaker, involvement in culturally
liverse organizations "It
makes a statement to the rest of the community," Xiong said. "You need
o be able to walk in different cultures."
One opportunity for students to broaden their cultural horizons was through he Intercultural and International Center. iiverse organizations, the IIC
An umbrella to an array of other
supported cultural diversity.
Located on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union, the IIC housed jrganizations' offices for University multi-cultural groups. It was this diverse
Xiong said was necessary to get past stereotypes and
"To study race is a hands-on thing," Xiong said. "You need to go learn about :hese things. Students
must understand that to be agents of change."
nt e rcu l tura l AND Int e rnat ona l C e nter i
Pcrfonning a Indilional Indian dance, Kshitij Ray, Shall) (' Wilfred and N,iefni Mi ih.immed enlerldin ihe crowd at Festival of Lights Indi.in IixkI ucfccri
such as Naan, Dal andTand iuhmittedt
Ix'lore the feslivities^holo
campus community I of all colors brightened the
room, creating a
Traditional Indian music playing softly in the background set the scentfor the Festival of Lights.
Celebrating the Hindu
on Northwest's campus Nov.
the Festival of Lights had
A banquet of Indian food,
and dance presentations transformed the Conference Center into the setting of a traditional festival.
Sponsored by the 38 members of the Indian
Student Association, the festival was a way to inform students about
Interfraternity Council Frontrow; Nathan Leopard, Jason Washam, Todd Kenney and Robert Laflin. Back row: Mike McMurtrey, Tony
Saccoman, Dustin Evans, Chris Holder, Michael Hickman
and Jonathan Eades.
Indian culture. "Getting students from other backgrounds involved was the part," Secretary Sunil
kept thanking every student for
great to share our culture with others."
in the fall,
who had an
ISA was formed to create a sense of communit)
included students of
interest in Indian culture.
The only requirements
membership were a 2.0 GPA and an open mind. "The organization has created a home away from home for me," Mehra said. "It helps
incoming students by giving them a place to belong right
ISA strove to create a sense of community among members while exposing the student body to a culture not previously experienced. Traditional food and music gave the students a few
transported away from Maryville and encounter a taste of India.
Organization Frontffow.-Shokolshimoto.Nikara Pratt,
Leana Grinchick, Mamiko Noda and Tsering Panjor. Back Row: Zaman Mohammed, Jin SukYang, Vladimir Aleksandrovich Pozdin, Vladislav Tchatalbachev, Austin
Ray and Hyun-woo
Paper candles decorate the stage as
The men wore the traditional Indian garments photo submitted by Ritu lain.
Festival of Lights.
ImprovALaMode Front Row: Brooks SchroederJeffTempelJay Rozema, Jason Daunter, Brandon Thrasher and
Jonathan Reynolds. Back Row: Natasha Beauboeeuf, Nathan Rivera, Steven Salcedo, David Larson, Reid Kirchhoff and Jessica Lannbert.
Management Accounting Jennifer Halverson,
Amanda Sigwing and Nicole
Horticulture Club Row:
Carrie Sullivan, Nathanael Schmitz, Wall
Beth Schimming, Jamie Haidslak
Back Row: Katie Jacobs, Nancy
Krieftmeyer,Trina Riergel, Jenny NIese
and Alex Chlng.
llv li-.mcii- Kliimc's sonj;, l).u
|M'rforms her karaoke version ol
Kinhl Kind of Wrong." Whilllc's
ul oft oarly In hi'r
(K-rformance but she
Kappa Omicron Nu Front Row: Knsten Robinson, Emily Craven, Lori Meyer. Jena Hansen, Debra Henggeler and Melissa Engle. Sock Row: Molly Driftmler, Sarah Baier, Kathryn Hamilton,
Lemon and Jami
KDLX Front Row: Daniel Dozar, Dustin Wasson, Amy Kern, Kaleb Kerr, Ashley Nuss, Amanda Scott, Brand) Wilmes, Jamie
Robinson and Jamie Rinehart.Row2:Jeramie Eginoire,Josie McClernon, Erica Orf, Crystal Kimball, Kelly Relph, Greg Smith, Tatiannia Bossert, Justin Nickerson, Kimberly
Johnson, Gina Tominia and Sheena West. Back Row: Rich Graf, Heather Mainline, Shannon Gould,
Thomas, Scott Bradley
Nanneman, Steve Handley and Ryan Delehant.
K.I.D.S. int Row;
KortnlNorgart.Karar Rollins, KrisI
Carr, Jessica Esdhor, Arr
Ashbrook, Katie Andrews, Mary Poeta, Mega Uthe and Gwen Nickolaison. Row 2: Maui Daugherty, Kathy Laswell, Emily VanBuskIr
Bethany Mullen, Renae Kroll, Katie Godse Racheal Thompson, Allison Sears, Laui Haney, Ashley Wiimayer, Andrea Lamb, Valer Hoakison, Katie Lackovic, Shane Snyde Heather Wrisinger.Jamie Ross and Lisa Michi Bock Row: Dawn Trent, Beau Heyen, Jo Kleine, Kaylyn Lakebrink, Marietta Woods, Jo
Schwartz, Victoria Briscoe,
Delanty, Keisi Bogolanski, Jamie Wiebelhau Jessica
McCunn, Karen Knight, Phillip Lubecl and Joann
Anitra Germer, Ashley Tysen Huniger.
Front Row: Ben Watts, Greg Smith, John Williams, Matt McCleish, Chad McGraw, James Pankiewicz and Todd Huntiey.Row2:JakeGerrietts,Josh Key, James Pate.Jarrod Smith, Jon Carlin, Nicholas Brown, Caleb Pearson, Todd
Kenney, John Stacey and Ripton Green. Back Row: Alan Rob Elfrank, Jared
Colling, Steve Nichols, Brian Oxiey,
winner ^ticipation rose,
Watson, Wyatt Sperry and Paul Houfek.
was the moment she would be chosen. Shifting
back and forth, the audience wondered whose
name would attach itself to
the title of Dream Girl 2001.
The Third Annual Dream Girl competition was held Dec.3 at the Mary linn Performing Arts Center as a fund-raising event for the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
The members of Kappa Sigma sponsored the event and all proceeds went to
the American Cancer Society. John Stacey, Kappa Sigma member, said
and amount of money raised was consistent fi-om year to year.
Stacey said previously Theater,
when the competition was held at Charles Johnson
Upon receiving the 2001 Kappa Sigma Dream Girl title, Amy Lockard hugs 2000 Dream Girl winner Melanie Siedschlag. Lockard was sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma, photo by
was usually filled up.
"About every year
now we have
raised around $1,000 to give to the
American Cancer Society," Stacey said. Eight contestants competed for the organizations.
and were sponsored by various
The winner of the 2001 competition was
sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma. Lockard said the experience allowed her to
meet other participants.
"The competition was a lot of fun and it was exciting to work with girls that I
The Northwest Xi-Zeta chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity consisted of 24 members who paid $45 in monthly dues. Other than the American Cancer Society, the firatemity's services included raising
for research in
muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.
As a mixture of emotions surrounded Lockaid winning, two goals were achieved.
2001 was chosen, and the American Cancer
Society reaped the rewards.
Front Row: Philip Maher, Jamie Julie Knapp, Amy Kunkelman,Tom Brockman, Carrie Shuck, Nicole Ryan, Kim Eilers, Brian Dorn and Megan Albaugh.
Brad Davis, Sarah
Nicholas Ross, Will,
Wright, Nic Vasquez, David Potter,
Jennifer Davenport and Brian McBain. Bock Row: Andy Kenkel,
Kloppenburg, Sabrina Nemyer, Celinda Cox and Rusty Ethridge.
with a smile .ind
Fclps inlrodutes himself to his dale,
Laura Merz. With the highest bid, Merz bought one date with Felps at the
date auction, photo by
KNWT Front Row: Matt Sanchelli, Kerr Finnegan and Allisha Moss. Sour 2; Ron Smith, Reggie Smith, Leah Ault, Sara
Vicky Huff and Mark Warren.
Ben Swedberg, Josh
Murphy, Justin Ross,
Adam McReynolds and Nickelson.
Model United Nations Kara Edwards, Janson Thomas,
Ryan Bauer and Kevin Buterbaugh.
Millikan Hall Council Front Row: Kim Rogers,
Swedbergjessica Wilkinson, Desiree Campbell, Emily Dennis and Kara Hegna. Back Row: Laura
Haney,Ebony DePeralta,Angela Sargent, Starlith
Adams, Abby Galbraith, Stacy Oxiey, Noelle Jagger and
by Jill Johnso
^Bgb^r4ensual music came through the
speakers in the dimly-lit
dining room. Fashionably clad
men and women were
in anticipation of
pacing about the
date auction to begin.
Participants auctioned off one evening of their time to the highest
bidder in an effort to raise
by the tragedy on Sept.
charities benefiting those affected
the event and served as subjects to be
of the biggest challenges for the staff was getting people
to stand "I Bill
up and be auctioned
Sanchelli, the master of ceremonies,"
On the other hand, there was little shortage in the number of bidders. PJ Elders, a coordinator promoting the event, planned on bidding for a date.
"I'm bidding on Will Murphy," Elders said.
KNWT played an active part
was a student -run organization that produced the shows
broadcast on Channel 8 on Thursdays.
Although most of the
from other majors could
members were broadcast
Front Row: Derek McDermott. Back Row: Kristen Lundgren, Nicole Nulph and Shelley Canlglia.
can't pass that up."
In addition to organizing charity events,
on the campus.
"He's offering a back
Story time provides service forchildrer hands were folded
anticipation of a story.
in their laps, tiny
The squirming and
restless bodies stopped for a
to gaze at pictures featured in the Christmas
book from the
Maryville Public Library. In an effort to
Mortar Board met
Leading" project, members of
at the Maryville Public Library every
at 10 |
Students read stories, provided snacks and created pieces of artwork for an average of
20 children ranging 3
6 years in age.
"The interaction between the kids and college students
most fun," Suzanne Von Behren this all year
said. "It's rewarding.
We plan on doing
and next trimester we are also going to read
Mortar Board was a national senior honor society that recognized students for outstanding scholarship, leadership and service. Membership
was by application; seniors had to have
at least a 3.0
GPA and a record of
involvement with the University or community. "I
think being in Mortar Board
an honor," Von Behren
important to reward people's hard work and this organization
something to work toward. We are involved in the betterment of the whole
community and we represent what Northwest
Demonstrating exceptional service to the University and the community
stands lo see the pictures as Shannon Knierim reaiK
Friend" in the Maryville Public Library. As a
of Mortar Board, Knierim volunteered
her time to read to area children, photo by
was nothing new to the approximately 30 members involved. Mortar Board was a combination of leaders from an array of backgrounds and interests,
forming an organization dedicated to service.
^pbtionai Residence Hall Honorary Front Row: Kristin Jackson, Amber Degner, Wendy Kay, Justin Corbett, Jayna Vaccaro, Jessica
Clausen, Sara Begley and Rose Viau. Back Row: Nicole Strong, Brain Dorn, Christy Crownover,
Laura Kozel and
I Music Educators National Conference Front Row; Sarah Comfort, Samantha Hildreth, Nicole Ursch.GretchenEngle, Carrie Shuck and Brice Willson. Row 2: Zane Knudtson, Leigh Stock, Sara
Smith, Elizabeth Walters and Sarah Meyer.Bock
Ewing, Becca Ekstrom,
Megan Allbaugh and Trent
Newman Center Front Row: Sarah
Jamie Deao and Nicholas
Row 2: Michaela
Hand, Nick Del Signore, Carrie Iverson, Nicole Berger, Jessica Smith,Sarah Meyer and Emily Van Buskirk. Row 3: Justin Frederick, Jacqui Handles, Rebecca Weeder, Joanna Townley,
Sanderson andCedric David.Back Roiv.-Richard Prevedel.Stephen Rudolph, Adam Ewing,Monica Caldwell,Phil Koehler.James Pankiewiczand David Farmer. Katie Johnson,Amanda
Mortar Board ^ront
Row 2: Louann
Matthew Meyer, Shannon Knierim, Debbie Bacon and Julie Brophy. Row 3: Staub.
Robinson, Kerry Finnegan, Jessica Smith, Quin Fuller, Amanda Scott and Jay Crom. Back Row: Brian Dorn, Suzanne \/on Behrwn, Nathan Marticke, Lisa Sycra, Chris Marple, Justin
Corbett and Brett Wellhausen.
Marketing Association Front Row: Corey Neill, Chris] Reynolds, Chrissy Cuminale and j
Jackie Juhl. Driskill,
children gather around Susan Tingley as she reads "Shhh!" by Julie
Sykes and Tim Warner.
Back Row: Ronda.j
Friedrick, Heidi Fuelling, Autumn j
and Laura Rotterman.
a part of Mortar Board,"
pholo by Amanda Byler
Clothing covers Sol.ini) kcq)'. the
table in piles
ol Omt'H.i H<ir.iSf
Aiiythinn s\v don't
Roing to give to our adopted family,"Andrcj lohnson said, photo by Amanda Byler
by Betsy Lee
Greeks unite in garage sale fund-raiser
Northwest Missourian executive board
Front Row: Mar j]e Kossman, Mark Hornickel and Danny Burns. Back Row: B\\\ Knust, Melissa Galltz, Sara Sitzman, Trisha
Thompson, Chris Hecker and John
shirts cluttered the tables in Dining
2 of the J.W. Jones Student Union.
a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28, the
Northwest chapter of the Order of Omega sold donated wares with the goal of raising
"Each family has three Greek houses as their sponsor," Enza Solano,
Alpha Sigma Alpha, stuff
"Our main goal with
and make enough money to buy them the things on their wish
According to Order of
Vice President Jamie Borsh, the sale
went well despite a lack of items
"We didn't make a ton of money," Borsh said. "But at least we have a lot of stuff to
donate to the family and we learned what to do next year
The Adopt-A- Family project was a way for the organization
Front Row: Jamie Borsh, Lori Frodyce, Kristen Huster, Jessica McKenzie, Jessi Nower and Ricci Miller. Row 2: Alyssa Welu,
Amy Milligan.Christy Hocker.Jenny Brunker and Molly Miller, Jennifer
Van Der Steen. Back Row.
on their goals. Order of Omega, a Greek Leadership Honor Society,
McMullen, Crystal McArdle, Emily Short, Anna Nabors,Alisl
consisted of 35 members. There was a strict selection process to get involved; applicants had to have a 3.0
GPA and a history of involvement
within the Greek community.
to try to find
ways to enhance the Greek community
Ahern, Amy Lockard, Crystal Cole and Tori Wamer.
and bring the houses together," Borsh
bring everyone together." In addition to organizing the
Adopt-A-Family project. Order of
Omega sponsored an annual Watermelon "The Watermelon Fest Borsch said.
a tradition within the Greek community,"
Greeks an opportunity to come together, play
games and meet people." Throughout the year. Order of Omega strove to provide leadership for their fellow Greeks.
They accomplished these goals by providing
Greeks with opportunities to socialize and perform community service.
order or omega
FronfRoiv;JamieBorsh, Nathan Leopard, Todd KenneyandCorinneMoszczynski. RoÂťv2;JlllCltta,CarissaKalkbrenner,KatherinePhillips,AllisonClevenger,Bridget ]
Barmann, Cassia Kite, Lisa Josephsen and Enza Solano. /?oiv 3; Kim Lamberty, Janetle McMuilen, Debbie Bacon, Michelle Wiesner, Crystal Beckham, RIcclMlller.Brooke Hansen and Andrea Johnson. /?ow4:TraciThierolf,SarahZiemer, Heidi Fuelling, LoriFordyce, Casey McConkey, Todd Parker and Becky Adams. Bacfc Row: Brandon Banks, Brett Wellhausen, Brett Graves, Michael Hickman and Chris Divis, Tiffany
Too Late Paintbalt" ffow; Daniel Ayers, Kyle Samp, Tony Wernimont,
Acknard, Tim Welch, Nelson and John Piatt.
Perrin Hall Council Front Row; Jessica Hoffecker, Whitney Browning,Virginia Herbert, Angle Van Boening,Carly Ray and Christina Blanchard. Row 2; Andrea Bartel, Katrina Streck,
Kable, Serena Brooks, Ashley Tyser, Stacy Williams,
Patsy Weddle,MichelleEischeid and Christina Hurtado.Bock Row; Sarah
Ware, Charity Tubb, Maria Swope,
Carrie Hegg, Colleen Pate
In Dining Room 2 of the ).W. ones Student Union, Enza Solano ind Andrea Johnson prepare :lothes for the garage sale. The Society of Onnega collected
everything from jeans to sweaters
or their fund-raiser,
Front Row; Julie Flynn, Anthony Sasso III, Nick Waldo, Brad Fullbright and Tyler Young. Bocfc
Ordfr of Omfca
Mu Alpha Sinfonia active
Front Row: Njttuii Brooks. Paul Mashaney. Gary-Paul Roblnett, Nic Vasquesz, Josh Fisher,
and Travis Back Row: Jacob Harlan, Patrick
Clerveti, Brice Willson
Hedges, Kyle Koenig, Justin Babbitt, Tom Brockman, Chris Marple, Stephen Haynes, Brandon Strunk, Jeremy Barlow and David Potter.
by Betsy Lee
Christmas carols spread early nkTM 1
spreads the holiday cheer. Songs such as "Cod Bless
Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Feliz Navidad" were sung, photo by Amanda Byler
harmonies rose into the cold winter sky welcoming the
Alpha Sinfonia members bundled up
in sweaters, coats
mittens to sing carols on the south steps of the J.W. Jones Student
With the goal of raising money invited friends
for the Salvation
Army, the group
and other Greek organizations to sing with them Dec.
enjoyed the caroling," Phillip Shull said.
definitely for a
was cold out there but
After performing on the steps of the Union, the group traveled to
to continue singing.
for the Salvation
The two performances
Weekly meetings were held
to plan events such as caroling. Pledges
were required to attend additional meetings separate from active
members. The fraternity had
which experienced an
extensive recruiting process at the beginning of the year. In addition to raising
for the Salvation
organized a concert to benefit victims of the Sept.
Johnson Theater, the concert featured the vocal and
instrumental talents of
Mu Alpha Sinfonia
new members Front Row: Phillip Hotthus, Chris Little and James Armstrong. Back Row: Eric Stitt, Phillip Shull and Patrick Brommer.
11 terrorist attack.
Although the fraternity lacked a traditional fraternity house, they
accomplished a great deal to assist multiple charities. fraternity
members saw an organization in need, they quickly mobilized
their talents to raise
Front Row: aw Hecker, Stephanie Simmons, Steph Burkett, Laura
Amber Blanchard, Summer Cradick, Sarah Pfaltzgraff, Kadi Willming, Amy Elmore and Kimberly Lamberly,
Dauner, Emily Short, Shannon Taylor, Crystal Beckman,
Jackson, Mary Harriott, Heather Berry, Jessi Jacobs
and Michelle Wiesner.
Roiv3;LauraThomson(advisor),AliciaShirk,JackieFoy,Stephanie Henley, Hilary Morris,SummerPetralie,JillContu,MelissaPanis, Laura
Busenbark, Becky Wand,NicholeGottsch,Amy Johnson, Rachel Livengood,
MarlinaHowe,StephanieAdamsand Alison Adkins.Bocfcfiowr; Julie Victor, Sarah Ziemer, Tiffany Gregg, Tanya Henry,KylieTroutman,LaBebe Nickell, Ricci Miller, Miller,
Mindy Townsend, Jeanna Waterman, Lindsay
Sarah Zimmerman,TiffanyTrokey and Jennifer
PhiMu new members Front Row: Brooke Sasser, Jennifer Cassidy Firebaugh,
Piper, Laura Ginder,
and Brynn Roesk.Roiv2;Sarah Lawson,HeatherTuliman,Alissa Cooper, Mandy Decker, Jessica
Irlmeier, Jess Sciortino.CariyPeerson, Jamie
PollockTara Scott, Brooke Dixon and Kelly Swope.fioiv 3; Molly Gianchino, Erin
KateTehring, Kandra Nicholas, Jen Seaman,
Melissa Lawson, Kristin Helmink
and Becky Johnston. Back Row: Moira
Aaron, Missy Martens, Shannon Rebori, Stacy Hotony, Lindsay Niemeyer,
Logston, Stephanie Lochmiller, Lynday Melton and Holly
^Ipha Sinfonia carol Dn the steps of the J.W. lones Student
entrance. After caroling
Union the group continued on to sing at Wal-Mart, photo by at
McDaniel, Courtney Lafrentz, Melissa Guatello
Mu Ai pha Sinfonia
Students protect personal
strong for freedom of speech, religion and the press, the
Union sought to protect
local chapter of the
Initiated by President
new organization on campus.
Jonathan Murr, the goal of the organization was to
inform students and the community about their rights. "If you're pulled over
by a police officer, you need to know your
"We're seeking to create a public awareness of rights and the
ways to be heard by government." Evolving into an organization, the approximately 15 official
dues and met every Thursday
members paid no
Colden Hall. Murr said since the
club was formed the political science and communications professors
encouraged students to join.
Phillips Hall Council
growth within the organization, Murr planned
Front Row: Jifiany Ford and Jill Webster. Bock Row: Jacqui Serflaten, Jason Williamson and
several activities for the spring semester, including a guest speaker.
invited Lisa Nathonson,
come and speak to The
head of the
law office in Kansas City, to
the club about her profession.
local chapter of the
continued recruiting members and
planning activities for those who attended the meetings. The introduction of the ACLU provided the campus with an organization anyone could speak
Front Row: Joel Schoonveld, Nathan Leopard,
Lon Nuss, Logan Lightfoot and Donald Key. 2: David Stark, Josh Simmons, Brad Woodard, Dave Hunt, J.P. Prezzavento, Justin Ross, Nathan Woodland and Nate MitchelLRow 3: Yasene Almuttar, Justin Wennstedt, Nick
Waldo, Tony Dubolino, Ryan Sample, Andrew
Roth and Mike Blair. Back Row: Bryan McGaugh, Jordan Johnson, Richard Peeper,
Shawn Ades, David Stevens, Adam Elmer and Joe Stock.
Front fiow.'Justin Kearns, Jason Untiedt, Jim Macaitis.DJ Kaiser and Matt Macuitis.Roiv 2; Chad
Baudoin, Justin Donovan, Matt Sanchelli, Ryan
Denton, Dan Nowosielski and Sam Woodland. Sack Row; Scott Hill, ErikTaylor.Thad Dean, Philip Roth, Kevin Tiernan, Ben York
to attract interested
students American Civil Liberties
Union President Jonathan Murr hangs a flyer in the J.W. Jones
Philosophy Club frontRoiv: Holly Stillman, Michael Mosenfelder and Aaron
Winter.Sock Row: Travis Sybert,Jarrod Smith,TylerTritten
Student Union. Issues such as the death penalty, free speech and police practices
ACLU meetings, photo by Amanda Byler
Pre-Med Club Front Row: Ainiee Holtz. Tabitha Simpson, Jenna Cook, Christina Coalter, Divis,
Roneika Moore, Bridget
Kathryn Watkins, Catherine
Martin, Sherry Pfaffly and Terry
Sock Row: Johnson, Jill
Scarborough, Sarah Zimmerman, Thad Dean, Jason Cox and Beth Fajen.
by Betsy Lee
Nutritious drink ^.^^ creations for Jioliday season
^^^weet smell of nutmeg and cinnamon wafted through the third floor of the Administration Building. In the Family and
department kitchen, the Northwest Student Dietetic Association put together drink mixes for their second annual fund-raising campaign.
jars with layered drink mixes," President
we made cappuccino, cocoa and
said. "This year
The group began the campaign
out in two hours," Heideman said. "So this year
nutrition majors, used the
cover travel expenses to conventions
As Molly Driftmier begins Bridget Divis places a gigantic
"Our mission till
bag ot sugar on the
winter drink mixes such as
Northwest Student Dietetic tea.
and speakers throughout the
Midwest. Outeide of the classroom, these experiences allowed for a new
decided to take orders via e-mail."
The group, made up of 10
According to Heideman, they
did not expect such an overwhelming response.
to educate the group
a nutrition major,"
on different options out there with
Another goal of the organization was to provide members with employment opportunities. Networking within the field, the groups provided students with information on jobs and internships.
Attending conventions and speakers enabled students to establish connections, assisting in the search for an internship or job after graduation. The Dietetic Association helped educate
members, but also
allowed them the opportunities to share this knowledge with the
u Kn. )0( a ^^j v\/ .\-^', v •*
> y.i : > ;>. '
Front Row: Jennifer Hardison, Melissa Schram and Lesley Hostette.Sock Row; Nancy Zeliff, Denise Sump and Kelli Rowlands.
While pouring just the righl amount of ingredients into the jai^
Karina Godsey converses Elaine Dotson. The Northwest
Lori White, Carrie
Student Dietetic Association raised
Artman and Tamara Wallace.
Back Row: Laura Merz, Suzanne Von Behern, Carol Claflin, Katie
conventions by selling drink mixes.' photo by Brett Stewart
Front Row: Keri Falrchild Jennifer Grefkow, Megan McLaughlin, Katie Burns, Brooke Hansen, Michelle Rasa and Brooke
Miller.John Ohiberg, Alisa Schieber,
Jessica Drafahl, Stephanie
PsiChi Front Row: Suzanne Von Behren, Carrie Artman and Jill Citta. Back Row: Jenna Johnson, Lori White, Laura Merz, Jayna Vaccaro, Tamara Wallace and Carol Clafin.
Student Dietetic Association -
Right to address
difficult issues til th the table, a
her direction coming to
awkwardly on her knee. With a quick movement and a stunning comeback, she removed herself from the situation and exited stage
On the stage of Mary Linn
Performing Arts Center, members of RIGHTS
101" acted out scenarios that students might have to face. "Sexual Assault
series of skits designed to raise awareness
catches people's attention because
know someone who
few skits are extremely serious and
ROTC Fronffiow.-SethRelmersJulieKirkpatrick.Ron Jackson, Ryene Jennings and Ryan Gilbert. Back Row: Mike Behrens, Jared Britz and Nick
a lot harder.
starts out really light
serious," Erin Blocker said. "If
people have been sexually assaulted, or they hits
on varying degrees of
The mission of RIGHTS was to educate the public and campus on how to The organization's 40 members
practice safe sex' and handle sexual assault.
met twice monthly to organize events and discuss how
to raise public
awareness of the issues. Students enjoyed the organization because of its
unique message. "I
than other community
service groups," Blocker said. "It focuses on something a lot people don't
talk about, so
was much more of a challenge."
Sexual assault was a difficult topic to discuss within the college
community. RIGHTS dealt with the issue by creating an informative production providing the public with information that
were uncomfortable with.
Student Society of America Front Row: Lisa Sychra, Kristen Lundgren and Derek McDermott. Bocfc Row: Tami Sychra, Ann Brady, Elizabeth Crownover, Mary Beth Russell and Paul Crandon.
America Front Row: Melissa Aldrete, Leah Ault, Kerry Finnegan, Kim Ernst, Allisha Moss, Jessi
Jacobs and Sara
Magnus. Back Row: William Murphy, Sarah Swedberg, Reggie Smith, Josh Murphy, Kelly Relph, Ron Smith, Bill Felps, Mark Warren
and Daniel Dozar.
Residence Hall Association Front Row; JaynaVaccaro, Paul
Klate, Whitney Hollinger and
Cindy Poindexter. /?oiv2;Tiffany Patejessica Clausen,Carrie Iverson, Rachel Johnsjodie Hitz, Becky Gibson and Ashley
Lawson.Roiv 3: Stephanie Hastings, Fahteema
Williams, Noelle Jagger, Laura Kozel, Buffy Strong, Kitty
Reinig,EvieBaxter,Tracy Leigh Huffman.AmberDegner, Kim
Kain, Marcelia Trujillo, Piper
Back Row: Wendy
Gibson and Swedberg,
Renee Wicker, Nicole and Molly Case.
Galbraith, Kaylyn Lakebrink,
Strong, Justin Corbett
Steve Shaw's hand
delivers a witty
line to the
the third year that "Sexual Assault 101"
was put on by RIGHTS, photo by Michaela Kanger
Sigma Kappa active Front Row: Becca Finocchio, Kristen Huster, Amy N.Carter, Debbie Bacon, Laura Merz, Anno Liebhart. Jessi
Nower and Jill
Awtry. Keely Burns, Jenny
Jamie Dowd, Megan Thole, Jenny and Jamie Albright
Zebley, Stephanie Spencer
Karen Knight, Kyla
Foraker, Tracy Carkeek, Kelly Relph, Lacie King, Tiffany Burnes.
in the air
preparing for the
Northwest String Orchestra would perform in half a century.
Dec. 2, the orchestra performed
conducted by Cheryl Cornell,
gap that had existed within the
started the orchestra for the music education majors," Cornell
were graduating from Northwest as music education
majors and they might have to direct an orchestra, which they had no experience with."
According to Cornell, participation gave the students orchestral experience that could be needed in the future. The orchestra was offered as a one credit hour class, and students
met one and a
half hours each
week. Out of the 23 players, 17 were enrolled. Auditions were held, but players of
and backgrounds were accepted.
"The orchestra has
exceeded our expectations," Cornell said.
"Most of these students are non-music majors or minors. They've been playing together for two semesters and they've really evolved into a
The orchestra started practicing
new members Front Row: Kelly Hucke, Jessica Schuler and Sarah Swedberg. Row 2: Tessa West, Kiley Willis, Sarah Cole, Jamie Roberts, Jackie Palmer, Cathy Fleming, Sarah Bolinger and Jessi Carter Row 3: Katie Johnson, Sherry Bowen, Ashley Lamb, Stephanie Doolittle, Janell Aitken, Rachael Weller, Allison Vranek, Jessica McCunn, Laura Spiegel, Jennifer Mains, Marissa Couture
Varnon, Back Row: Darcy Kline, Loni Amen, Desiree Campbell, Jenny Burch, Megan Klawuhn, Megan Downs, Tiffany Lippincott, Hillary Gates,
in the spring of 2001, but they
not yet officially performed. For violinist Emily Burdick, the addition of the string orchestra could not have
"I'm a junior, so for two years
those two years
come too soon.
had quit playing," Burdick said. "After
orchestra has really fulfilled
Being in the string
the conductor dropped her hands, the final melody
resonated through the golden-hued instruments. Finally, the void had
Sarah Hitschler and Kelly Kirkpatrick.
with the talents of 23 students after 50 years of silence.
Conductor Al Sergei tion as the
directs his clarinet sec-
Wind Symphony Mercy
students in the
performs the piece by Julie Giroux. Similar to
Orchestra performed music from a variety of composers such as William Hofeldl and
Gustav Hoist, photo by
Front row: Carrie Shuck, Libby Whittle,
Sampson, Sarah Comfort, Rachel Nichols andTracy Ward. Row 2:Jill Ebmeler, Gretchen Engle, Sarah McCurdy, Jamie Deao, Mary Crites, Ebony DePeralta and Sarah Meyer. Back Row: Erin McKillip, Amanda Backenstoss,
Walters, Jessica Smith, Sabrina
Sigma Alpha front Row: Beth Schalk.ChrissyCuminale, Nicole
Menefee, Tarryn Dicke, Carrie
Jamie Haidsiak, Katie Jacobs, Amy Sullivan and McKinzie Pendleton. Row 2;Jennifer LaShell,
Alden, Heidi Fuelling, Laura Rotterman, Jackie
Hickman, Beth Schimming, Cara Wiese and Jennifer Cooper. Back Row: Lori Fordyce, Kristen Rhodes, Kellie Blume, Shannon Shineman,LacyFriedrich,Beth Lilly, Anna Nabors Juhl, Ashley
and Christy Hocker.
Cellists Michael Schult and Danny Thurber pertorm Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart's "Divertimento ." 1 The Northwest String Orchestra performed in Mary Linn Performing Arts Center Dec. 2. photo by
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new members !
Front Row: Aaron Beany, Anthony Panertiere.
Dulle, Craig Mackin,
Wiebe and Leon Harden. Back Row: Monte Bonln.Sean Rogers, Ryan Owens. Ryan Hamilton,
Edwin Vega, Matt Hawkins and
Sigma Front Row:
Laura Kozel, Laura Pearl, Christy
Crownover and Kristin Helmink. Back Row: Amy Abplanalp, Misty Durham, Ryan Hamilton, Theresa Chiodini, Brian Dorn, Kevin Schlomer and Michelle Eischeid.
Sigma Sigma Sigma active
Front Row: Sherry Pfaffly, Terry Pfaffly Carlssa Kalkbrenner, Corinne Moszczynski, Adrienne Gevens, Bridget DIvis and Tiffany
2: Cassia Kite,
Charity Richardson, Allison Clevenger, Karl Douglas,
Melanie Blando, Rebecca Pugh and 3: Crystal Cole, Emily Craven, Stacey
Eichhorn, Kristen Watson, Kelly Nicholson, Lindsay Lund, Jessica McKenzie, Stephanie Hon, Kelly Gardner, Brand!
and Danielle Patee-Merrill.Row4: Lisa Josephsen, Brieann Oxford, Kelly Dornan, Stephanie Anello, Jlllj
Boeshart, Erica Myers, AH
Faline Rickerson, Stephanie
Geiss, Sarah Colter, Emily Cardwell
Katie Lynch, Laura Meek, Stephanie Melnts, Arren ^
Connot, Lauren Schaefer, Amy Lockard,Cara Thomson, Lisa
Brumm, Jami Willenborg, Alisha Ahren and
-remembers two women ^ r^luiflfiiiL footsteps
Phi Epsilon active
Front Row: Jeremy Mathis, Brandon Banks,
Adam Stephens./?ow2: Jon Dothage,Doug Quisenberry.Sean Dugan,StevenMullins,BrianDugan,SethTapp and Adam Otte. Row 3: Tim Elder.ChaseJohnson.MikeGerdes, Scott Nielsen, Buchmeierand Mike Neilson.BocfcRow; Danny Harding, Sean Clarke, Cliff Owings,Brennan Lehman, Ryan Humar, Adam Hennessy, Brett Graves and Michael Dallas Archer,Jamie
echoed through the streets of campus as more than 150
walked in candlel Ut
words were not needed
to speak out for
Peggy and Gene Schmidt 'ittsburg State University's
o a violent crime.
daughter Stephanie, a
Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority in Pittsburg, Kansas,
increase awareness of domestic violence, the couple
ounded the "Speak out
for Stephanie" silent walk.
miversities sharing Stephanie's story in order to
make a difference in domestic Co-founder of the
was saved due
iwareness, the silent walk spoke in thousands of words.
walk, Peggy Schmidt
The S.O.S. walk began at Northwest in 1995
and Sigma Sigma
iigma member, Karen Hawkins, was raped and murdered by an acquaintance, rhe Alpha Epsilon chapter of valk as
Sigma Sigma Sigma hosted the
about violence. Peggy was also joined by other S.O.S. cofounders husband Gene and
an annual event and focused on recognition and awareness of this
photo by Melissa "S.O.S.
means a lot to the sorority," Heidi
The Schmidts have become good friends vay that
Floersch, S.O.S. chairman, said.
and we want
to help in
A somber and intense silence spoke volumes, leaving an impression on the vTorthwest )f
community. Through the Schmidt's
the effects of domestic violence, hoping to save one
Sigma Sigma Sigma
new members Front Row: Amelia Helberg, Kayla Richter, Sara
Shepherd, Jill Webster,
Clarissa Palmer, Kathryn Hamilton,
Row 2: Tiffany
Peterson, Krystle McCarthy, Reba;
Medaris, Lindsey Wiimshorst, Florence Mancuso, Terra Dale,and
Jaime Woolard. Row 3: MacKenzle Brauer, Lindsey Jewell, Ashley;
Maggie King. Back Row: Nancy Kimsey, Enochs, Meggie
Merrick, Jena Hansen, Passig
McConnell, Nicole Goldstein, Carolyn Tidd,Barbie Bishop,Meli:
Wiike and Cecilee
Sir.MA Sir.MA Sir.MA -
setup, Evie Baxter
liwds her plale with slutting in the
South Complex Conlerence Room. The Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 15
was organized by the South Complex
Sigma Tau Delta Front Row: Laura Pearl, Heidi Baker.Chanda Funston,Michaela
Hand and Marianne Meinke. Back Row: Jamie Van Horn, Keri Williams, Matthew Pearl, Kristy Berry, Janelle McMullen and Sam Farr.
Student Advisory Council Front Row: Tabitha Simpson, Mario Porras and PreciousTillman. Back Row: Janeris Gutierrez, Eva Hart, Peggy Stroburg and Lori Meyer.
South Complex Hall Council Front Row: Evie Baxter, Kenneth Crowder
and JansonThomas.Sock Row: Ryan Bauer, Derick Ackerman, Julia Kitzing, Williams and Lee Butterfield.
Turkey dinner brings students to the table
As the guests arrive,
prepares the pumpkin pie. Butterfield
yjjrkey was selected with care and surrounded by a heaping pile of mashed potatoes; the entire
meal covered with thick, steaming gravy.
was the food that
Organizedby South ComplexHall Council, the Thanksgiving dinner wasdesigned bring students to the table for firee food and friendship.
"The goal of the council is to make a community out of where we live," Coimcil President Amber Williams said. "I really enjoy making the best out of where I live."
To help put together the feast and bring the residents together, ARAMARK, the jn-campus catering service, was called to Afhile hall
council members picked out the pies
They prepared the main courses
and drinks at Wal-Mart.
Residents chose to attend the event for a variety of reasons. While some came for
study break, most attended to take advantage of the free meal. "I honestly cameforthe free food,"
2xcited for Thanksgiving dinner at
The hall hall.
Kim Henningssaid. "The diimer really got me
on many events to emphasize family within the residence
student Missouri State
Movie and bowling nights and a spook house were just some of the events
never really felt like
Teaciiers Association Front Row:
"They hosted the spook house in Douglas [Hall]," Julian Kussman
was a part of the hall until then. I helped out with the house,
started going to the meetings.
Now I'm in
charge of advertising and
Kathy Mulnik, Ashlee James and Jamie Ross.
2: Bridget Shields,
Williams, Kara Propps, Michaela Hand, Emily
Hackman, Yolanda Mackey, Mary Mast and Stephanie Landers. Back Row: Gwen Nickolaison, Nicole Getz, Julie Main, Kellie
With the goal of getting people involved, the South Complex Hall Council put a
Blume, Kaylyn Lakebrink, Nathanael Schmitz,
great deal of work and time into creating a sense of closeness among residents. The
Jeannie Schaffer, Natalie Alden, Marissa
events gave students a break from the everyday stress of college life by giving them
Swan and Heather Wrisinger.
a chance to interact with fellow residents.
Sigma Society ^ront Row: Katharine Strauch, Brooke Gerhart, Nicole Mortensen.Elli Christensen, Jennifer Scott,
Jana Kimball, Allisha Moss and Jenna Johnson.
Kelly Herrick, Cayla Blunk, Sarah Beggs, Betsy Burgess,
Natalie Schwartz, Catrina Pelton, Shelly Guhde,LoriWhite,
Magnus, Amanda Moser and Amanda Scott. f?oiv 3: Waigand, Holly Miller, Cathy McCaughlin, Shannon Andrea Schnetzler, Kristin Hilger, Melissa Drydale and Wendy Evans.Bock Row: Jen Harrison, Jessica Corbett, Brooke Belding, Machelle Snow, Michelle Harris, Jennifer Zwiegel, Sabrina Marquess and Nikki Mullins. Sara
SniiTH CoMPi Fx Hai
member of South Complex year
Hall Council, photo bv Amanda Byler
wrought students to the table, but it was the camaraderie that kept them there.
Pictures create feelings I I among leader
was the only sound
in the lecture hall.
Students moved silently from station to station viewing unsettling pictures and reading controversial documents.
murdered; another gave
One stoiy was about a homosexual priest being
on how many
children lived in single parent
homes. At the Dec. 6 Team Leadership meeting, members were asked to view pictures or read stories designed to have an intense impact upon the reader. At each station, the organization's members wrote how the document affected them, then discussetl their reactions with the group.
"This exercise executive board
about taking a stand for what you believe
"We realize that there will be diverse reactions to
the documents. However, this exercise
about deciding which reactions are
important enough for you to take a stand for."
Standing up for personal beliefs was just one of the skills encouraged by Team Leadership.
The group of 25 members met biweekly with the mission of building
leadership skills through peer education. At each meeting, one of the 12
of the executive board was in chaise of developing an activity.
of the executive board comes up with a leadership activity to
present and discuss," Marlina
Howe said. "Throughout the year,
each person on
the board takes the leadership position by taking charge of the group." In addition to working to promote leadership within their group,
Prior to giving feedback, Marllna
concentrate on reading selected
Leadership met biweekly
Members of the Team
for activities that the
developed, photo bv Christina Campobasso
back to the community.
"On Martin Luther King Jr. Day we have a day of service," Mary Harriott said.
"We cleaned elderly persons homes. Seeing their response, the looks on their faces, was the most rewarding thing I have done with this organization." While they worked within the communitysharing their leadershipskills,membeiN also sought to include students by organizing a leadership conference in Activities
Leadership strove to
make a difference on campus and
Team Leadership Kara Karssen, Jayna Vaccaro, McLaughlin,TraciThierolf,Kristen Muster and Ricci Miller.
Row 2: Adam
Ebony DePeratta, Hernadez Hicks, Logan Lightfoot andTyrone Bates. Sock RowrMlchael Robertson, Polndexter,
Scott NIelson, Brett Grave
helped members promote leadership skills. Through conferences and
University Players Front Row: Rachel Vierck, Melissa Ough, Dyann Varnes, Amanda Backenstoss and Jen Downey. Back Row: Reld Kirchhoff,AmandaMallott,Llndsay Morrison, Alicia Evans, Lindsay
Tower Yearbook Front Row; Laura WIdmer, Michaela Kanger, Lindsay Crump, Amanda Byler and Stephanie Brown. /fow2: Jill Johnson, Jill Robinson, Christina Campobasso, Tony Choi and Melissa Breazile. Row 3; Jennifer Louk, Melissa Galitz, Chris Bolinger,
Brett Stewart, Tom
Cody Snapp and Marissa Messer. Back
Roberson and Josh
United States fl I
nstitute for Theater*
Technology Front Row: Jason Daunter,
Kunkelman, Brandon Thrasher, Amanda Backenstoss and Lindsay Crump. Back Row: Brooks Schroeder, Dave Larson, Daniel Ayers and Jessica Lambert.
roung Democrats Front Row: Jason Grandstaf John Stacey and Thomai Sanchez. Back Row: JessicI Lambert, Kevin Buterbaugli Matthew Staub and Jansoi While reading the article about divorce rates affecting children,
opinions. The students wrote their reactions
discussed the results as a group.
photo by Christina Campobasso
Front Row: Kara Degase, Andrea Croskey, Andrea McNeil, Melissa
Karen Beeny, Kortni Aiysha Keith and Amanda Shaffer ffow 2; Rebecca Carhill, Andrea Parker, Cindy Barry,
Roberts, Virginia Herbert, Sarah
Katherlne Leach, Amy Rasmussen, Lanea Norton and Emily Murr. Back Row: Caliie Coleman, Tari Winecoff,
Joanne Hunziger, Katie
Easton, Carrie Gerken and Erin Frederick.
student Senate Front Row: Heather Berry, Nicole Chrum, Jordan Orshein, Ashley Nuss, Terry Pfaffly,Tamara Wallace, Amy Kern
and Jen Seaman. Romt 2: Andrew
Carr, Melissa Giza, Alicia Shirk, Kara Karssen, Tiffany
Barmann, Stacie McLaughlin, Logan Lightfoot, Hernandez Hicks, Traci Thierolf,Enza Solano and Joy Hayes.ffow 3; Taylor Tholen, Luke Leedom, Lauralyn Sullivan, Shannon Meister, Laura Seek, Dan Ayala,Shenaz Abreo, Emily Dix, John Lakebrink, Daniel Ayers.StaceyOxley, Allison Moss and Carol Cowles. Back Row: Nick Waldo, Jeannie Shaffer, Sarah Swedberg, Lindsay Niemeyer, Adam Eimer, Andrew Roth, Ryan Bauer, Janson
\s thf Titucr Choir
perlorms al Ihe Mar\ Linn Pcrtbrming Arts Center, Daniel Baker sings his solo for the
audience. The Tower
Choir was sponsored
by Stephen Town photo by Universih photographer Darren Whitley
and Robert Dewhirst.
Notes of musical
resonated through the auditorium. The sound was a
combination of talent and hard work, but also a blend of voices that understood
Tau Kappa Epsilon
a team concept.
One of the 13 vocal and instrumental groups in the music department, Tower Choir offered music and non-music majors an opportunity to continue singing
throughout college. Ralph Hartzell formed the choir decades ago as a
Frontfiow.-Kyle Lynch, Jeff Reld, Ross Crouch, Taft
Burnes and Brian Duering. Back Row:
jreg Morales, Joseph Weinstein,
lompton and Keinon
hour course that would teach students how to read and perform choral Uterature. Inside this learning environment, a close-knit family of musicians was formed. "I get to
make great music with really great friends," Tracy Ward said. "Usually
we all talk before and after class. When we have concerts we get together and invite
everyone to a house afterward."
The excitement of performing in front of an audience served as an opportunity for the students. Participation in Tower Choir was by audition,
and once selected,
students began rehearsals in preparation for scheduled performances.
Planned events included tours in the Kansas City metropoUtan area, Nebraska
and Iowa. The group also traveled to churches and schools to sing. A three-day tour with 10 performances in Kansas City, Mo., was the major event of the trimester. Occasionally,
Tower Choir sang closer to home.
"A few times we have gotten to perform in Conception Abbey," Ward said. "It
^ront Row: Scott Nielson, Matt Sevart, Carissa <alkbrenner, Katherine Phillips, Tiffany Barmann, Alane )otson, Logan Lightfoot and Keri Stangl. \lathan Leopard, Lisa Sychra,
iesner, Emily Dix, Katy Graber,
has great acousticsâ€žit just sounds so beautiful in there. Performing there was
one of the best experiences with the choir."
Practicing one hour a day, students sang together for academic credit, to fiilfill
scholarship requirements or build a sense of community.
The idea of unity not
only created a group of ftiends, but further strengthened the music that was projected to audiences in every performance.
Tau Kappa Epsilon active Front Row: Bnan
Holden, Justin Marriott, Ryan MarrioS
Jake Akehurst, Shane Foust and Jeremiah Shultz. Row 2: Matthew Payne, Brent Steffens, Michael Welch, Todd Parker, Tony Ramirez, Kyle Hudson and Michael Summins. /?ow3; Rusty Ruble, Ricky Boedeker,
Adam Zolnoski, Dusty Rhodes, Nathan WIech and MathewBev.Bock Row; Chad Gamblin,JamieLiehr, Scott Trotter and Miles Lutterbie,
adrenaline, the exhilaration of victory
minds of for
and disappointment created memories fans.
play or race
months of preparation
was a concept few could comprehend.
and inexperience plagued many teams
athletics created a
facet of college that
many emotions surrounding Northwest
players gained valuable playing time while
the quest for
perfection. Despite the struggles, there
teammates recovered from
ailments. Friendships propelled teams to accomplish their goals despite
The team concept
prevailed. Bui the desire for athletic achievement
limited to varsity athletes; students
participating in sports to
Outlets such as student bowling leagues and
additions to the
Course were alternative options
physical fitness. Aerobics classes
their competitive thirst.
were also new ways
the quest for
as well as friendships.
Northwest sports offered a chance if
was from the stands or on the
to play together.
did not matter
court, the experience provided
excitement and emotions that united campus and community.
athletes played hard.
no umpire may be replaced during a unless he
that supported them.
where everyone could come
an expression of Bearcat pride.
According to the official rules
The awe of athleticism inspired
was our teams or those
Northwest sports provided a playing together
was nvented by William George
Morgan of Holyoke, Massachusetts
The huddle formation used by football teams
onginatedatCallaudet University.a liberalarts college for deaf people in
Washington, D.C, to prevent other schools from reading theirsign language.
sparks another outburst from the
crowd. In |he last home game of the season. Northwest beat Emporia State University 44-3.
photo by Amanda Byler
is one in which same player pitches
allowing any player of the opposing team to reach first base.
Naismith,a physical education instructor, invented the game of
A soccer ball
up of 3i leather panels held together by 642 stitches.
win ovrr MinnesoU Stale-Mankato,
ihe field li)(
h \(fl T|itf (km.i
to llu- players in i
Minnesota State-Mankato 36-19 University of Missouri- Rolla 49-0
Southwest Baptist University 52-10
Missouri Southern State College 38-3 Pittsburg State University 35-31
State University 23-24
Central Missouri State University 36-37
Missouri Western State College 30-37
Emporia State University 44-3
Overall Record 7-4
Losses in the final moments of competition end a season of victories Fourteen seniors led the Bearcats to a 7-4 record starting the
same goal they had eveiy
didn't get our No.
accomplished," head coach Mel Tjeerdsma, said.
"Now we need to
The Bearcats started off traveling to the Universit\' of
Omaha. Despite the Mavericks' 24-21 \ictor\-. Northwest regained
Mankato, 36-19. Running back
Geromy Scaggs rushed
ohnny Johnson, Dan
game," running back Adam
TrampHng Southwest Universit>- 52-10,
reception in four
games and nine
defensive force pitched a
win over Washburn
Northwest's 40* straight \ictory
?3 -Mel Tjeerdsma
face their next opponent.
Northwest traveled to Pittsburg, Kan. In a close
Otte, Morris White, loel Johnson, Darryl Ridley, Jonathon Kegler,
Gabe Middleton, Andre
Row 3: Jeff Meyer, And\' Scheinder,
catches for 155 yards and one
by a 35-31 win. Scaggs rushed for a
Sobczyk, Micah Mullenix,
game, there's that added incentive
Bostwick, )ason Chinn, ftt Jordan, Bart Hardy,
Becker. Kells Williams, F^t VVhitt and
State Uni\'ersit\-. the 'Cats squeaked
Otte said. "But in a conference
and Geromy Scaggs. Row
offense completed 560 \-ards on the
the win, the ne.xt challenge was to
we prepare the same way we do for
Row Todd Wessel,
streak continued at
Southern State College, 38-3. The
"Going into conference games,
yards and two touchdowns. After
for 311 yards
three touchdowns contributing to
second-half shutout to help in the
home opener. Northwest
contributed with his third 100-yard
UniversiU' of Missouri-RoUa. T.J.
Rector, Jamaica Rector,
Andy Hampton, Ryan
IDTatum. BartTatum, Travis Miles, |R
Sabatka, Joel Mathews,
Hacl<ett Sean Shafer, Tony
jim Svoboda, Mel Tjeerdsma, Scott
Kenny Cordon, Charlie Pugh, Will Wagner, Wes Simmons, And\ Erpelding, |on Gustatson andThad Dean. Row 4: Marcellis Casey, left .\etolick>-, FrankTaylor, Brandon Tyler, Jarren Roberts, Josh Lamberson, Philip Seemann, Marcel Smith, Brian Schertz. Tony Warren, John Edmonds, Adam Crowe, Grant Sutton and Nick Clasnapp. Row 5: Ryan Bowers. Kenny .Maurice Davis, David Hamblin, lared Finlev, Russ Wiederholt Justin Lacy, Mike Nanninga, Adam Young, Steve Monison, Jordan Wilcox, Heath Finch, John Otte, Mark Stewart and Douglas. Row 6: Brandon Rogers, Matt Johnson, Travis Jackson, Brian Dries, LaVar Williams, Reid Blanche, MikeTiehen,TJ Mandl, |on Adkins, Eric Goudge, Geoff Goudge, Luke Wilson, Knobloch, Troy Ryan Spale, Eric Hoyt, Bowser, Brian Honey, Andy Creger, Justin Fonoti, Mike Novak, Raymond Josh Chris Burke, Mike Sundemnan, Giddings and Glab. Row 7: «th Joe Jostwick,
Chase DeMoss, jason Yeager and Mike Goymerac. Back Row: Nick Tones, Danny
Kenneth Troupe, Seth Wand, Brad Schneider, AlexTuttle,
jeoff Bolinger and Eddie Iberra
hiinu' gjmi- .igjinvt Minni-^ola Stair
quarterback Evin Baylis. Northwest beat Mank.iii ?(>-19.
photo by Michaela Kanger
The Bearcat defense corners Minnesota State-
Mankato player Andrew Shea. Bearcdls Lukr VVIlsun, Mike Nanninga and LaVar William^ tackled Shea in their
win of the season,
by Michaela Kanger
game. "At first, I didn't know I was in the
end zone," Scaggs said.
win because the
Tjeerdsma said. "We knew
two or three of those losses we could have won.
feel for the
In the ne.xt three games, the team
against Emporia State University" in
took a hard hit losing three
front of 4,000 fans. Although there
consecutive games by a total of nine
team wanted a final %ictor\'.
State Universit>' in a
Bulldog quarterback Eric
rushed four yards to score the
to vsin ever>-
To end the season, theM-MLA\ football
team was announced.
Offensive lineman Seth
was unanimously named
inaining gave the Mules hope.
The Mules went 96 yards in nine pla\-s to score;
the e.xtra point gave
a 37-36 win.
Bearcats continued to struggle
The Griffons won 37-30
Aertime showing the \ulnerabilit\-
go out with
honors were lineman Curt
Lessman and kicker Eddie Ibarra. Rector w'on the
of the Year Award as well as being
In a season of highs
disappointed with the
consecutive \ictories. Victories
roller coaster season.
MIAA Conference Championship 17 times
Northwest has won the
Since 1931 Northwest has held the
Offensive linemen Curt Lessman and Joe Glab were selected to play in the NCAA Division II Cactus Bowl, an all-star game played in Kingsville, Texas in January.
the most shutouts-seven.
The Southwest Baptist University defense tackles running back Ryan Hackett In his
attempt to gain a couple more yards. Hackett
rushed a total of 630 yards tor the season, the most yards 'rusfiecK6n the team, photo by
the team with four sacks for the season. Sports Media Guide,
was good to
and award recognition ended the
Others to earn
the team completed a schedule of
go out with a
prepared for Central Missouri
Ryan Hackett's fumble with 2:07
matter what's at stake," Otte said.
game-winning point. Shaking the
6C We try to
Northwest's final 44-3 win
offense just started clicking."
AtUcking the HnllftI
bdll iluririK tii
spike, HofliTl w.is
Irom Indian Hilli Cummunily Otlumwa, Iowa, photo by Anijndj llyk-r
tran^let sludenl Collect' in
After the second punv, head ciMch Sarah ReUtcr U'lK the tiMni
what she ex()ccls from Ihem. Cenltal
Missouri Slate University was victorious in Ixilh
games, photo b^'Anandt
Washburn University 1-3, j-o Missouri Western State College
Emporia State University 0-3,
State University 0-3, 0-3
Missouri Southern State College 0-3,
Pittsburgh State University 0-3, 1-3
Southwest Baptist University 3-0, 3-1 Central Missouri State University